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WWE fired a current tag team champion for smacking around his soon to be exwife. Forget his name.

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WWE fired a current tag team champion for smacking around his soon to be exwife. Forget his name.

Edit Nash Carter
Nope.

They put a title on him AFTER he was accused of smacking his wife.

They fired him for posting a selfie doing a heil with a Hitler mustache.
 

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I'm just going by what Sports Illustrated said.
 

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I'm just going by what Sports Illustrated said.
Well I saw the story about him beating Kimber Lee break several days before he won the NXT belt at their Wrasslemania or whatever, then he got fired hours after the Nazi selfie.
 

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NXT made several cuts from their roster today. The entire list of talent released includes the following names:

  • Dexter Lumis
  • Malcolm Bivens
  • Dakota Kai
  • Persia Pirotta
  • Draco Anthony
  • Vish Kanya
  • Harland
  • Mila Malani
  • Paige Prinzivalli
  • Raelyn Divine
 

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WWE Backlash PLE Results: 5-8-22

Results courtesy of PWTorch.com (direct link to Keller's real time report).

(1) SETH ROLLINS vs. CODY RHODES

Seth’s entrance took place first. When Cody came out, a “Cody” chant rang out. Cody played to the crowd as he came out and as his pyro blasted. Cody seemed energized by “Cody” chants right before the bell. Smith talked about Cody being away from WWE for six years. (So far so good.) Then he said maybe we aren’t taking into account his ring rust. (Now Smith is being ridiculous. Being away from WWE doesn’t mean he wasn’t wrestling regularly, and WWE’s storyline isn’t even implying he wasn’t wrestling elsewhere. You can say Cody “isn’t used to this level of competition” or something along those lines, but you can’t claim ring rust unless you’re just talking about a few months of inactivity, but his implication was that he was inactive for six years.) Corey Graves, as he often does, immediately clarified to Smith that Cody wrestled much of that time elsewhere.

Cody and Seth battled back and forth for the first ten minutes. Good, hard-hitting action as they build toward the next chapter of the match where they shift to another gear. Seth settled into a sleeper mid-ring at 10:00. Cody thought of pulling Seth’s hair, but instead elbowed himself free. Seth yelled to the crowd, “Do you understand who I am?” Seth tried to score a leverage pin with his hand grabbing a rope for leverage, but Cody powered Seth over for a one count himself. Cody superplexed Seth seconds later. Both were down and slow to get up at 12:00. They shifted to another gear. Cody powerslammed Seth and then clotheslined him over the top rope. Cody then did a running springboard toward Seth on the floor, but Seth moved. Cody favored his knee after his landing. Back in the ring, Cody surprised Seth with a quick Cody Cutter for a two count. Seth fired back with an enzuirigi and a superkick for a two count.

Seth went for a stomp next, but Cody moved. Cody leaped off the ropes, but Seth caught him and set up a Pedigree. Cody countered with his own Pedigree set-up. Fans rose for that. Seth back-elbowed Cody and landed a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. (Credit to WWE announcers for not shouting “This is it! It’s over” before every two count, which almost always means it’s most definitely not over and there will be a kickout.) A “This is awesome” chant rang out briefly.

Seth threw some knees into Cody’s ribns. Cody leaped at Seth with a leg scissors, but Seth turned it into a buckle bomb. He climbed to the top rope and landed a fast frog-splash for a near fall. Fans popped for the kick out. Seth climbed to the top rope and went for a corkscrew splash, but Cody moved and then superkicked him. Cody got fired up and played to the crowd. Then he climbed to the top rope, but Seth recovered and met him up there. He superplexed Cody, then hung on and went for another. Cody, though, hit the Crossroads. He made the cover near the ropes. Seth put his leg over the bottom rope. Saxton called it a lucky break for Seth. Graves said it was either luck or ring awareness. Cody regrouped as Seth rolled to the floor.

Cody went after Seth at ringside and rammed him into the announce desk. He stood on the desk and played to the crowd. He then tossed Seth into the ring and climbed to the top rope. He went for a moonsault, but Seth moved and then hit a quick Pedigree. Graves said, “That is it!” Cody kicked out. (When they don’t overdo it, calling the match over before the ref counts can be dramatic. They overdo it, but it felt appropriate here for Graves to say it because it was a Pedigree.) Seth leaned on the bottom rope and caught his breath as Cody was face down and out on the mat.

Seth told Cody he can’t lace his boots. He rapid-kicked Cody in the face. Seth delivered a Dusty Rhodes-style sequence of quick punches and a bionic elbow attempt. Cody blocked it and hit a Crossroads. Seth hit a knee. Cody countered into vertibreaker attempt, but Seth rolled out of it and yanked on Cody’s tights for a two count. Cody rolled through and yanked on Seth’s tights for the three count.

WINNER: Cody in 21:00. (****1/4)

(Really smartly paced match. It had really good pacing, didn’t waste moves or wedge in spots for the sake of spots, and built over time as it shifted into higher gears. The finish works because it “protects” Seth from losing clean, but Cody still gains because he outsmarted and outwrestled Seth using Seth’s own shortcut better than Seth could.)
 

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WWE Backlash PLE Results: 5-8-22

(2) BOBBY LASHLEY vs. OMOS (w/Bobby Lashley)


During Omos’s ring entrance, the announcers talked up MVP adding to Omos’s skills and strategy. Lashley opened with a barrage of punches, but then turned and gave attention to MVP who was standing on the ring apron. That DISTRACTION led to Omos recovering and taking over offense. Omos grabbed onto Lashley’s head and torqued his neck. Then Omos shoved Lashley over the top rope. He played to the crowd. Boos rang out. Omos gave Lashley a snake eyes and then a big boot to knock a running Lashley down. He played to the ringside camera and smiled. (Has Omos been watching Sammy Guevara’s matches?) MVP asked Lashley if he’s rethinking his life right now. Lashley leaped onto Omos’s back. Omos threw him off. Lashley charged and speared Omos into the corner. He drove his shoulder into Omos’s gut a few times. He then locked his arms in the ropes and pounded away at him as fans counted along. He broke before the five count. But then went after him again and pushed right up to the five count. The ref nearly DQ’d Lashley. MVP tried to untwist Omos’s arms with his cane. Lashley went after MVP at ringside. He put MVP in a Hurt Lock, but he has his back turned to the ring. Omos grabbed his head with his head.

Lashley broke free and entered the ring. He went after Omos’s leg and then delivered a Flatliner. Lashley set up a Hurt Lock. Graves said, “There is no way in hell.” Lashley tried, but Omos fought him off. Lashley applied it. Omos stood, but then began to fade. Omos powered Lashley hard back into the corner. Omos pounded away at Lashley in the corner. He caught a charging Omos with a boot. He set up a suplex. Omos powered out. Lashley lifted and slammed Omos. Fans popped and then chanted “Bobby! Bobby!” Bobby charged. Omos caught him with a knee and then threw him shoulder-first into the ringpost. MVP jabbed Lashley with his cane as the ref was scolding Omos for not breaking in the corner right away. Omos then gave Lashley the head vice slam for the three count.

WINNER: Omos in 9:00. (**)

(Omos is progressing and did more here than any previous match. There were a couple spots where he just seemed in sl0-mo during a sequence, but he wasn’t an embarrassment by any means. Lashley gets credit for his role in telling a solid story and making it passable action-wise.)
 

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WWE Backlash PLE Results: 5-8-22

(3) EDGE vs. A.J. STYLES


Edge came out first. Then Styles. They charged at each other at the bell. Styles got the better of the first exchange. He took Edge down with a dropkick. Edge rolled to ringside. Styles pursued him aggressively and rammed him into the ringside barricade and the ringside steps. Styles broke the count, then swiftly went back after Edge and rammed him face-first into the table. Styles was fighting like he wanted to administer a beating to someone and not give him any breathing room. Styles threw Edge into the ring. Edge rolled out the other side. Styles went with a running dropkick which seemed to graze Edge more than land solid, but the camera angle hid it. Styles then launched off the middle rope with an Asai moonsault. He threw Edge into the ring and signaled for a Phenomenal Forearm. Edge got up and knocked Styles off balance.

Edge took over and slide Styles head-first under the bottom rope onto the stairs. He then wrapped Styles’s arm around the turnbuckle. He untied a middle turnbuckle pad as the ref checked on Styles. Edge then went after Styles at ringside and catapulted him into the ringside steps and ringpost. Edge paraded around the ring and was booed. Edge rolled Styles back into the ring and threw off his protective shoulder tape. Edge rammed Styles onto the mat shoulder-first. Graves said Styles might have a separated shoulder. Edge applied an armbar.

Edge methodically remained in control of Styles until Styles surprised Edge with a Pelé kick. Styles swung, but Edge ducked. They collided mid-ring mid-air with crossbody attempts. Styles was the first to stand. He splashed Edge in the corner. He slammed Edge to the mat face-first and scored a near fall at 8:00. Styles mounted edge in the corner, but Edge fougth back. Styles managed to execute a huracanrana for a near fall. Styles countered Edge’s counter into a shoulder breaker for a two count. They battled on the mat next. Styles applied the Calf Crusher. Edge cried out in pain and reached for the bottom rope. Styles torqued. Edge rammed Styles’s head into the mat to break the hold. Styles, though, re-applied it right away. Edge grabbed the bottom rope to force a break seconds later.

When Styles back suplexed Edge, Edge grabbed the middle turnbuckle pad he loosened earlier. It came lose. Edge charged at Styles, but Styles moved and threw Edge shoulder-first into the exposed turnbuckle. Edge scored a two count. Both were down and slow to get up at 9:00. Styles kneed a charging Edge in the head, then dropped Edge over the top rope and delivered a Styles Clash from there for a near fall. Styles set up a Phenomenal Forearm. Graves said Edge has never been hit with that move. Styles shifted instead to a top rope move. Damian Priest walked out. Graves pointed out he was in the aisleway, not at ringside since he was banned from ringside. Saxton told Graves that’s a technicality. Finn Balor ran out and attacked Priest. They brawled in the ring and then at ringside. Styles then stood on the top rope, but a mystery wrestler in a mask yanked Styles off the top rope. Styles landed hard. Edge then put Styles in an STF. The ref determined Styles was knocked out and called for the bell.

WINNER: Edge via ref stoppage in 16:00. (***3/4)

(This is a situation where each finish so far can be justified in isolation, but it’s just too many instances of a finish that has that asterisk after some sort of interference or distraction. The match itself was good from the start.)

-The wrestler who interfered unmasked and revealed herself to be Rhea Ripley. She and Edge smiled and posed together.

(While Ripley is probably ultimately better cast as a babyface than a heel, she can play both roles. Being aligned with Edge should elevate her profile. I like the group having a woman wrestler.)
 

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WWE Backlash PLE Results: 5-8-22

(4) CHARLOTTE FLAIR vs. RONDA ROUSEY – I Quite match for the Smackdown Women’s Title


Rousey came out first, then Charlotte. Rousey got nice applause for her introduction, but not a superstar babyface reaction. Charlotte got nearly all boos. Rousey ducked a big boot attempt at the bell and then kneed her in the head to drop her. “Ronda comes out of the box cookin'” said Cole. Rousey judo threw Charlotte a couple times, but Charlotte fired back with a clothesline. She paraded around the ring, gloating. The ref held a mic up to Rousey. Rousey slapped it away. Rousey then tossed Charlotte to the mat and set up a Piper’s Pit. Charlotte elbowed out of it and landed a German suplex. Rousey landed hard. Charlotte went for a figure-four, but Rousey countered and then hit a high knee to the face. Nice action early.

Rousey took Charlotte down into an armbar, but Charlotte rolled out of the ring. Cole said there are no DQs and thus no automatic rope breaks. He said that’s why she rolled out of the ring. Charlotte rammed Rousey into the ringside barricade and then landed a chop to the chest. The ref put a mic up to Rousey’s face. Charlotte kept chopping away until Rousey reversed Charlotte into the ringpost. Rousey threw Charlotte over the barricade into the time keeper’s area. Charlotte fired back at Rousey with a boot when Rousey pursued her. The ref asked Rousey again. She said, “No!”

Charlotte pulled a kendo stick out from under the ring. She swung it at Rousey, but Rousey avoided it and then grabbed it. Charlotte ran into the ring and then back out of the ring. Rousey chased after her to the entrance area. Charlotte ducked in the back and came back with two kendo sticks. Charlotte swung then at Rousey. Rousey blocked a swing and took them from Charlotte and tossed her over her head. She bashed Charlotte with both sticks rapid-fire at ringside. The ref asked Charlotte if she quit. “Hell no!” Charlotte said. Rousey bashed Charlotte more inside the ring until Charlotte rolled to the floor. Charlotte yanked a camera away from a cameraman and threw it at Rousey. Rousey moved. They fought into the crowd. Charlotte threw a drink in Rousey’s face.

Charlotte dragged Rousey up the steps in the lower bowl. She wrapped Rousey in the arm railing. The ref asked again. Rousey shouted, “No!” Rousey blocked a swing of a chair. Charlotte fled back to the ring and looked for something udner it. She came out with a chair. She threw Rousey into the announce desk. A “We Want Tables!” chant rang out. Charlotte powerbombed Rousey onto the edge of the ringside barricade. The ref asked. Rousey said no again. Charlotte yelled, “This is my house! This is my show!” Rousey slugged her and had some words for her.

Rousey lifted Charlotte onto her shoulders. Charlotte raked her eyes and shoved her face-first into the ringpost. Charlotte climbed to the top rope. Rousey yanked her off balance and then applied an armbar as Charlotte hung upside down. Charlote shrieked in agony, but said no when the ref asked if she quit. Rousey held on, hanging from her arm. They both dropped hard to the mat. “Holy hell!” said McAfee. Another “We Want Tables” chant rang out. McAfee noted a fan in a Fiend mask and asked, “Is that Fiend in the front row.” (That was improvised and not pertinent or helpful in any way. Not a big deal, but he doesn’t have to express every thought he has outloud.)

Charlotte slammed Rousey onto a chair with a Natural Selection. Rousey yelled “No!” Cole asked if being frustrated helps Charlotte. Charlotte then went for a figure-four. She bridgerd into a Figure-Eight. Rousey cried out in pain. The ref held up the mic. Rousey said, “Never bitch!” She grabbed a chair and bashed Charlotte with it to break free. Charlotte got up and kicked Rousey in the face. Charlotte picked up the chair and set it up. Another “We Want Tables” chant. (Yawn. Just enjoy the match.) Charlotte told Rousey, “This is your last chance. Happy Mother’s Day.” Rousey grabbed Charlotte’s arm and yanked it through the chair and then applied an armbar. Charlotte said no. Rousey said she hoped she’d say that. Then she shifted into a new angle and Charlotte said, “I quit!” Cole said, “What a friggin’ match!” McAfee: “What a fight from beginning to end.” He said Rousey did what she said she was going to do. Charlotte sat up and cried.

WINNER: Rousey in 17:00 to capture the Smackdown Women’s Title. (****1/4)

(That was really good start to finish. And a good closing sequence considering both the special stips and the storyline going in.)

(5) MADCAP MOSS vs. HAPPY CORBIN

They fought at ringside a few minutes in. Corbin took control and grounded Moss with an armbar in the ring. McAfee said Moss’s jokes have been better lately. Moss came back with a fallaway slam for a two count. Corbin came back with a Deep Six for a near fall a minute later. Moss came back with a sunset flip for the clean win. Cole called it a massive victory for Moss. Moss leaned against the barricade and celebrated with fans.

WINNER: Moss in 7:00. (*)

(Not a lot to this. It was what you’d expect, though. It’s hard to take even solid action between these two the least bit seriously because their characters are jokes.)
 

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WWE Backlash PLE Results: 5-8-22

(6) ROMAN REIGNS & THE USOS (w/Paul Heyman) vs. DREW MCINTYRE & RK-BRO (Randy Orton & Riddle)


RK-Bro and McIntyre ring entrances were first. Then the Bloodline. By the time the bell rang for the main event, it had been 18 minutes since the finish of the Corbin-Moss main event. A few minutes in, Drew asked for Roman. Roman tagged in. They eyed each other and exchanged some words. Reigns circled Drew, but then tagged back out to Jey Uso. McAfee laughed uproariously. Reigns yelled to the crowd, “I’m the shot-caller around here! I’m the head of the table!”

The Usos took over on Riddle, including a cheap shot by Jimmy on the ring apron as Jey distracted the ref. Orton and Drew complained to the referee. Reigns then tagged in. He raked at Riddle face and threw him hard to the mat. He punched away at Riddle in the corner. He turned to the crowd and got booed. Riddle fought out of the corner, but Reigns cut hiom off with a knee ot the gut and a hard elbow to the chest. Reigns held Riddle just out of reach of his corner. He slammed Riddle and covered him with an elbow on Riddle’s face while looking up to taunt Orton and Drew. Reigns looked at the camera and talked about being the Tribal Chief.

Reigns tagged himself in just as Riddle leaped and tagged in McIntyre. Reigns looked disappointed. Cole emphasized this as “a rare mistake made by the champion.” He said he has to engage with Drew now because the Usos were both on the floor, unavailable for a tag. They met center-ring. They exchanged words, then wild swings. Drew got the better of Reigns including a neckbreaker. He fended off Jimmy with a neckbreaker when Jimmy charged into the ring. Drew then knocked jey off the ring apron. Reigns recovered and surprised Drew with a Superman Punch.

Reigns took Drew down with a leaping clothesline. He asked for his two title belts. Heyman handed them to Reigns. Reigns held them both up. Reigns handed the belts back to Heyman, then turned and punched Riddle. McAfee laughed uproariously. Drew recovered and caught Reigns with a Claymore. Drew then hot-tagged Orton. The crowd popped big. Jimmy also tagged in. Orton went after him with a barrage of offense including his snap powerslam. Jey tried to sneak up behind Orton, but Orton gave him a snap powerslam too. Orton then gave Jimmy a draping DDT. He played to the crowd, then signaled for the RKO. Jey ran into the ring. Orton threw him out of the ring. Reigns snuck up behind Orton, but Orton gave him an RKO. Jimmy recovered and superkicked Orton. Orton gave him a quick RKO in response. Jey broke up the cover.

Drew entered the ring and beat up Jey in the corner. Then he charged with a Claymore attempt, but Jey superkicked him. The Usos gave Drew stereo superkicks. Everyone was down just as Riddle made his way back onto the ring apron. Jey dragged Jimmy to their corner, then tagged himself in just as Orton also tagged in Riddle. Riddle got the better of Jey. He knocked Reigns off the ring apron, then kneed Jimmy at ringside. He landed a Broton and a fisherman’s suplex followed by a Floating Bro off the top rope for a near fall. Fans chanted, “This is awesome!” Riddle pounded the mat to signal for an RKO. Jey countered into a roll-up and then he hit a pop-up neckbreaker. Orton broke up the cover.

Orton tossed Jimmy around ringside. Reigns surprised Orton with a leaping Superman Punch at ringside. Drew threw Reigns into the ringside steps. Drew cleared the announce desk, then set up a powerbomb of Reigns. Jimmy came up behind Drew. Drew gave him a Glasgow Kiss. Reigns recovered and gave Drew a uranage through the table. Riddle dove onto Reigns. Jey dove onto Riddle. Jey threw Riddle back into the ring. Jey and Riddle exchanged kicks. Riddle caught Jey on the top rope and landed a RKO. Reigns then speared Riddle for the win.

WINNERS: Reigns & The Usos in 23:00. (***3/4)

(A strong WWE-style six-man tag match with the pattern of working toward a hot-tag, hitting some near falls, building to chaos with everyone in ring and at ringside, followed by a big move to end it suddenly.)
 

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Impact Wrestling Under Seige PPV Results: 5-7-22

Results courtesy of PWTorch.com

(1) MADISON RAYNE (w/Tenille Dashwood) vs. GISELE SHAW (w/Alisha Edwards)

Gisele got the early advantage with a punch and an arm drag. Madison regrouped on the outside. Back in the ring, Tenille grabbed Shaw’s foot to cause a distraction and let Madison get the advantage. Madison gave Shaw a cutter for a two count. Madison choked Shaw over the middle rope.

Tenille choked Shaw while Madison distracted the referee. Madison suplexed Shaw and got a two count. Madison climbed the ropes but Shaw kicked her in the head. Shaw gave Madison a superplex. Fan’s Tweets about the show appeared on the lower third of the screen. Shaw landed punches and kicks. Shaw gave Madison a DDT and got a two count.

Madison gave Shaw an impressive wheelbarrow style move and got a two count. Shaw gave Madison a spinebuster. Shaw went to the top rope, but Tenille grabbed her leg. Tenille and Alisha fought. Shaw rolled up Madison to get the win. Alisha ran in and hugged Shaw after the match.

WINNER: Gisele Shaw in 7:00.

(A fun opener and they pulled out some good moves. Shaw continues to impress during her time in Impact Wrestling. It appears that Shaw and Alisha will feud with The Influence for the tag team belts.)

(2) CHRIS SABIN vs. STEVE MACLIN

They traded the advantage early. Sabin gave Maclin three arm drags and clotheslined him over the top rope. Maclin escaped to the outside. Sabin ran Maclin’s shoulder into the turnbuckle. Maclin punched Sabin in the back. Maclin caught Sabin and knocked him to the floor. Maclin threw Sabin into the apron.

Maclin continued on offense back in the ring. Maclin gave Sabin a backbreaker. Sabin chopped Maclin and gave him forearms. Maclin came back with a clothesline. Hannifan kept saying they were in the “greater Cincinnati area” and didn’t say the city by name. Maclin threw Sabin into the ring post and gave him an elbow drop at ringside.

Fans chanted for Sabin. Maclin speared Sabin in the corner. Sabin gave Maclin a tornado DDT. Sabin punched Maclin and gave him two neckbreakers and a DDT for a two count. Sabin gave Maclin a neckbreaker on the floor. Hannifan noted there were tight quarters in the arena setup. Sabin dropkicked Maclin from the top rope and got a two count.

Sabin went for a crossbody block but Maclin caught him and suplexed him. Maclin gave Sabin a running clothesline and got a two count. Maclin rolled up Sabin but held the ropes and the referee saw it in time to stop the count. Maclin gave Sabin a running knee. They exchanged punches, kicks, and clotheslines. Sabin gave Maclin a tornado DDT from the top rope. Sabin gave Maclin the cradle shock for the pin. Fans stood up and cheered at the end.

WINNER: Chris Sabin in 12:00.

(A good match that really picked up at the end. Terrific showing by both wrestlers. Sabin continues on a winning streak. The fans were into this the whole way through.)

-Video package on the Taya vs. Deonna feud.

(3) TAYA VALKYRIE (c) vs. DEONNA PURRAZZO – AAA Reina de Reinas Title Match

Deonna punched Taya and floored her before the bell. Deonna attacked Taya with punches and kicks when the bell rang. Taya made a comeback. Deonna kicked Taya as she was coming off the ropes. Deonna worked on Taya’s arm. Deonna stomped Taya’s elbow and got a two count. Taya came back with a clothesline and got a two count.

Deonna put Taya in a chin lock. Taya rose up, but Deonna threw her to the mat. Deonna returned to the chin lock. Taya made a comeback with an offensive flurry. Taya gave Deonna a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Deonna booted Taya to the mat, followed by a moonsault for a two count. Taya kicked Deonna and suplexed her. The fans erupted.

Deonna went for the piledriver, but Taya got out and followed with a kick for a two count. Taya gave Deonna a curb stomp for a two count. Deonna gave Taya two curb stomps. Deonna gave Taya the Queen’s Gambit piledriver and went for the pin. Taya kicked out at two. Deonna kicked Taya. Deonna locked in the armbar, then locked in the Venus De Milo. Taya got her foot on the rope to break the hold.

Deonna brought the title belt into the ring. As the referee tried to get the belt from her, Taya rolled up Deonna for the pin. Deonna hit Taya with the title belt after the match. Deonna put Taya in the Venus De Milo. The lights went out. When they came back on, people in creepy masks were standing on the stage.

Mia Yim walked on the stage and into the ring and confronted Deonna. Deonna walked out of the ring. Mia checked on Taya. Deonna tried to attack Mia from behind, but Mia fought her. Mia went for a piledriver, but Deonna escaped.

WINNER: Taya Valkyrie in 10:00.

(Really good match. I thought this was better then their match at Rebellion. Surprised to see Deonna lose again, but she got her heat back after the match. Mia made a fun Impact Wrestling return and got a good reaction.)

(4) ACE AUSTIN (c) vs. TREY MIGUEL – Impact Wrestling X Division Title Match

Things started slow as they traded the advantage. Ace regrouped on the outside. Ace started taking over the match with offense. More Tweets were shown on the screen. The action spilled to the outside and they exchanged moves. Ace gave Trey a running knee. Back in the ring, Ace gave Trey a back suplex.

Ace raked Trey’s eyes. Ace continued on offense. Trey made a comeback but missed a moonsault. Ace stomped Trey and got a two count. Ace missed The Fold. Trey drove Ace into the mat. Trey came back with punches and kicks, to the crowd’s approval. Trey got a reverse suplex and got a submission on Ace, but Ace was able to get out.

Ace slapped Trey. They traded punches and slaps for an extended period. Trey caught Ace with a superkick. Trey gave Ace a split-legged moonsault for a two count. They traded rollups. Ace had Trey pinned and had his feet on the ropes, but only got a two count. Trey made a comeback. They fought on the apron and Trey gave Ace a neckbreaker on the apron.

Fans chanted “Impact Wrestling”. Ace threw Trey into the post and hit The Fold for the pin. Hannifan mentioned that Ace can now move onto the NJPW Super Juniors tournament.

WINNER: Ace Austin in 13:00.

(Excellent match. They paced it slow in the beginning but turned it up towards the end. Not sure where Trey goes from here, but he needs to be in something prominent. It seemed like Ace was headed towards a feud with Bailey.)
 

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Impact Wrestling Under Seige PPV Results: 5-7-22

(5) BULLET CLUB (Jay White & Chris Bey & El Phantasmo & Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. HONOR NO MORE (Eddie Edwards & Kenny King & Vincent & Matt Taven & Mike Bennett w/Maria Kanellis)


Everyone brawled as soon as the bell rang. They fought in the ring and at ringside. Anderson and Eddie fought on the inside. The Good Brothers double teamed Eddie. Doc punched King. ELP and King squared off. King gave ELP a spinebuster. Vincent and ELP traded moves. Bey leapfrogged Vincent twice and dropkicked him.

Bennett chopped Bey. White faced off with Taven and the fans cheered and chanted. They traded punches. Taven dropkicked White. White chopped Taven. ELP knocked Honor No More off the apron. ELP did a delayed back scratch to Taven. Bey gave Taven a back scratch as well. White teased coming off the top rope but climbed down and scratched Taven’s back.

Doc followed with a back scratch as well, to the fans approval. They chanted “One more time”. Anderson was about to go for one, but he got clipped from behind. Honor No More took over on Anderson. They tagged in and out and did moves on Anderson. Anderson gave Taven a spinebuster. Doc got the hot tag and ran wild on Honor No More. The fans cheered loudly.

Bennett super kicked Doc from behind. Doc clotheslined King and Eddie. ELP made the tag and caught King with a series of moves. Vincent and ELP battled. Bey and ELP double teamed Vincent. Bey got a two count on Vincent. They traded punches, then gave each other crossbody blocks and fell to the mat.

White tagged in and went at it with Taven. Taven hit moves on Honor No More. Taven DDT’d White. Taven and White traded moves. The match broke down and all ten wrestlers fought. King kicked Bey and landed a dive to the outside on the pile. Bey did a dive to the other side. Vincent did a dive from the top rope to the pile on the floor.

White tagged Anderson in but Maria (in a super sparkly outfit) got on the ring apron for a distraction. Taven and Bennet double teamed Anderson and Bennet pinned Anderson for the win.

WINNERS: Honor No More in 20:00.

(An action packed match. Big win for Honor No More, who really needed it. The sequence with the back scratching was fun. It looks like they may be leading to something between White & Taven and perhaps Anderson and … Maria?)

(6) TASHA STEELZ (c) vs. HAVOK – Impact Wrestling Knockouts Title Match

Hannifan noted that Rosemary has abducted Savannah so she couldn’t interfere tonight. He said the question was if Tasha could win without Savannah’s help. Dave Penzer did the in-ring introductions. Tasha used her speed to punch Havok. Havok clotheslined Tasha in the corner and splashed her.

Havok threw Tasha around. Tasha went to the outside. Havok drove Tasha into the ramp. Back in the ring, Havok knocked Tasha to the mat. Havok missed a leg drop. Tasha made a comeback and shook her butt to taunt Havok. Tasha chopped Havok. Tasha bit Havok and took her to the mat for a two count. Tasha taunted Havok and shook her butt, however Havok kicked her this time.

Havok missed a charge and fell to the outside. Havok dropped Tasha face-first on the apron. Tasha moved out of the way of a charging Havok and Havok hit the ring steps. Havok beat the count into the ring and Tasha stomped Havok. Tasha hit a series of moves on Havok, including a tornado DDT. Tasha put Havok in a submission on the mat, Havok bit Tasha to get out.

Tasha slapped Havok. Havok gave Tasha a headbutt, a backbreaker, and a clothesline. Havok gave Tasha a Death Valley Driver. Tasha went for a sleeper, but Havok threw her off. Tasha gave Havok a bulldog off the ropes, but Havok kicked out of the pin attempt at two. Tasha gave Havok a cutter and got a two count.

They battled on the top rope. Tasha pulled Havok off the ropes and delivered the Blackout for the pin.

WINNER: Tasha Steelz in 11:00.

(A good match that was well paced. The announcers made a point of Tasha winning on her own without Savannah’s help. Rosemary and Havok were both solid challengers but the results seems to indicate that they were both one and done.)

(7) VIOLENT BY DESIGN (c) (Eric Young & Deaner w/Joe Doering) vs. MARK & JAY BRISCOE – Impact Wrestling Tag Team Title Match

The Briscoes attacked VBD before the bell and brawled at ringside. The fans cheered. Fans chanted “Dem Boys”. Joe Doering got in the ring and the Briscoes double teamed him. Eric and Deaner attacked the Briscoes from behind. The bell finally rang. Mark and Eric brawled. The Briscoes double teamed Deaner.

Jay stomped Deaner in the corner, to the fan’s approval. Mark chopped Deaner and suplexed him. Mark and Deaner traded chops. The action spilled to the outside with the Briscoes getting the best of it. Doering threw Jay off the ropes while the referee was distracted. Deaner attacked Jay. VBD tagged in and out to keep the advantage on Jay.

Doering attacked Jay on the outside. Jay made a comeback on Deaner and made the tag to Mark. Mark ran wild on Deaner and Eric. Mark threw Deaner off the top rope and got a two count. Deaner fought back with chops. The Briscoes double teamed Deaner. Eric threw Jay into the post on the outside. Deaner and Mark fought in the ring.

VBD double teamed Mark. Deaner got a two count on Mark. Mark battled VBD by himself. Eric gave Mark a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Mark and Eric traded punches. Jay got back in the ring and went after Eric. Jay gave Eric a neckbreaker. Mark gave Eric an elbow drop, but Deaner broke up the pin attempt.

Deaner clotheslined Mark. All four wrestlers fought in the ring. Fans chanted “This is awesome”. Tweets about the match were shown on the screen. Eric gave Jay an elbow drop and got a two count. Fans chanted “Dem Boys”. Mark fought Doering on the apron. Mark knocked Eric off the ropes. The Briscoes gave Deaner the Doomsday Device and Jay got the pin.

WINNERS: The Briscoes in 12:00 to win the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Titles.

(An energetic tag team match. The fans were super into the Briscoes and that helped a lot. The Briscoes winning the Impact Wrestling Tag Titles will add a spark to the tag team division.)

(8) JOSH ALEXANDER vs. TOMOHIRO ISHII – Impact Wrestling World Title Match

Hannifan talked about Alexander being in a car accident yesterday. Dave Penzer did the in-ring introductions. Alexander took Ishii to the mat in a headlock early. Alexander gave Ishii two arm drags. Ishii chopped Alexander. Alexander knocked Ishii to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Alexander chopped Ishii.

Ishii suplexed Alexander. They traded hard chops. Alexander came back with forearms. Alexander pulled down the straps on his singlet and Ishii chopped him. Ishii chopped Alexander in the throat and Alexander went to the outside. Ishii brought Alexander back in the ring. Ishii continued to chop Alexander. They traded forearm strikes.

Alexander kicked Ishii off his feet. Alexander gave Ishii a crossbody block to the floor. Alexander gave Ishii three German suplexes and got a two count. Alexander kicked Ishii, followed by a rolling senton and a knee to the back for another two count. Ishii gave Alexander a powerslam. More Tweets were shown on the screen.

They traded forearm strikes. Ishii suplexed Alexander. Fans chanted “Ishii’s gonna kill you”. They traded offense again. Alexander put Ishii in an ankle lock. Ishii reversed it and turned it into a knee bar. Alexander returned to the ankle lock. Ishii made it the ropes after a lengthy struggle. Fans chanted “Fight forever”. Alexander took off his elbow pad and hit Ishii.

Alexander knocked Ishii down with a forearm strike. Alexander clotheslined Ishii and got a two count. Alexander threw Ishii down and got another two count. A dual chant broke out. Alexander went for the C-4 Spike but Ishii backdropped out of it. They traded offense and clotheslined each other. Ishii knocked Alexander to the mat.

Alexander hit Ishii in the back of the head. Alexander put Ishii on his back and climbed the ropes. Ishii gave Alexander a headbutt. Ishii gave Alexander a delayed superplex and got a two count. Ishii clotheslined Alexander and got a two count. Alexander got a small package on Ishii for a two count. Alexander gave Ishii a powerbomb on his knee.

Alexander missed a moonsault from the top rope. Ishii gave Alexander a headbutt, followed by the basement clothesline for a two count. Fans chanted “This is awesome” again. Ishii avoided the C-4 Spike again. They traded offense. Alexander powerbombed Ishii, followed by the C-4 Spike and got the pin.

WINNER: Josh Alexander in 23:00.

(A super match and the hard hitting match that we expected. The fans were really into both wrestlers and were engaged the entire match. Alexander’s title reign is off to a great start.)
 

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Briscoes banished to Impact Wrestling because Jay said some dumb shit he apologized profusely for several times over the last decade.

Meanwhile AEW happily gives airtime to serial rapists, domestic abusers, and way worse bigots than Jay.
 

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FSfpC4GXoAIV_vc


New ROH logo looks awful
 

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Kota Ibushi is going nuclear on NJPW right now. Among the things he's accusing them of:
-Rushing him to return from a serious injury much sooner than he was ready to
-Rampant sexual harassment from the top of the company on down
-Ties to the Yakuza
-Culture of abusing dojo students
-Mistreating any wrestlers who came up through the other big Japanese promotions (AJPW, NOAH, DDT, Dragon Gate)
 

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WWE has released an official statement regarding Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out of this week’s Monday Night Raw in Norfolk.

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful confirmed that WWE released a statement regarding Banks and Naomi leaving the show. The statement is as follows.

When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw.
During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and walked out.
They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents — even though they’d had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence.
Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract.
We regret we were unable to deliver, as advertised, tonight’s main event.
 
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