Online World of Wrestling Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more 2018-09-24T15:23:49Z WordPress David Buckler <![CDATA[Renee Young is Permanent Member of RAW Commentary Team]]> 2018-09-24T15:23:49Z 2018-09-24T15:23:22Z

WWE Announces Renee Young as Permanent Member of WWE RAW Commentary Team

WWE announced recently that guest commentator and backstage interviewer Renee Young will replace Jonathan Coachman on WWE Monday Night RAW permanently and will be effective immediately.

As for Coachman, he will be used on WWE pay-per-view Pre-Shows and in other announcer roles.

Here’s the official press release by WWE:

WWE today announced two changes to its broadcasting team, naming Renee Young as the first woman to join the Monday Night Raw broadcast booth full time and Jonathan Coachman as the new host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows. Starting tonight, Renee Young will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves each week on Raw. Young started with WWE in 2012 and has served as a backstage interviewer and commentator on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT. She is currently part of the Mae Young Classic commentary team on WWE Network.

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Rey Mysterio Jr. Signs New 2 Year Contract with WWE]]> 2018-09-24T15:20:22Z 2018-09-19T22:30:35Z PWInsider is reporting that Rey Mysterio has agreed to terms on a new deal with WWE.

Mysterio, who just appeared and took part in the main event of the ALL IN event in Chicago earlier this month, has reportedly signed two-year contract with WWE.

The former 3-time WWE World Champion was reportedly trying to negotiate an 18-month contract with the company, but WWE wanted a two-year commitment. Mysterio is said to have added in a clause to the deal allowing him to give notice at 18 months.

Mysterio was rumored to have been in talks with WWE back as early as February this year, with many expecting him to make an appearance at WrestleMania. That didn’t end up happening when Mysterio suffered a biceps injury back in March.


David Buckler <![CDATA[WWE And NJPW Interested In Signing IMPACT Star]]> 2018-09-18T16:46:27Z 2018-09-18T16:46:27Z

WWE And NJPW Interested In Signing IMPACT Star

By Marc Middleton:

WWE officials are interested in signing Impact Wrestling star Killer Kross, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. No word yet on if WWE has put feelers out to Kross but they are interested in the 33 year old because of his size and look. Kross stands at 6 foot 4 inches and weighs in at 265 pounds. It was noted that New Japan Pro Wrestling also has interest in signing the big man.

Kross started with Lucha Underground in 2015 and recently debuted as The White Rabbit. He began working with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in 2017 and made his Impact debut earlier this summer. Kross, who won the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Cauliflower Alley Club ceremony, is currently involved in a stable with Moose and Impact World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries.

Read more of the article here.

David Buckler <![CDATA[WWE’s History of Video Games]]> 2018-09-17T18:18:04Z 2018-09-17T18:18:04Z

WWE’s History of Video Games

Courtesy of With the release of the highly anticipated “WWE 2K19” on Oct. 9, join us on a pixelated journey through the history of sports-entertainment video games from the finest arcade action to the 8-bit glory of Nintendo to the mind-blowing graphics of today in this grapplin’ gaming retrospective.

1983: Tag Team Wrestling (Arcade) – Documentation on the early days of squared circle video games is hard to come by, but “Tag Team” is believed to be the first such genre title. Right out of the gate, this grappling game (which also appeared under the name “The Big Pro Wrestling”) featured tag teams and sweet outside-the-ring battles, offering greater playability than other sports and fighting games of the era.

1987: Pro Wrestling (Nintendo Entertainment System home video game, or NES for short) – A beloved classic for every ’80s graps fan, “Pro Wrestling” couldn’t offer the ability to play as ring legends like Ric Flair and Abdullah the Butcher, but it managed to create some 8-bit icons all the same with its memorable cast of characters, including King Slender, Star Man and The Amazon. People still play NES for this title, and nothing gets a controller flung quicker than a spin kick from Kin Com Karn.

1989: WWE WrestleMania (NES) – The first officially licensed WWE video game, this title debuted on NES and featured 8-bit Superstars that somewhat resembled Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan and Honky Tonk Man. In a genre first, players could unlock a “Rage” mode during beatdowns and “Hulk ups.” Most notably, the game featured Superstars’ official entrance music. Sing it with us: When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside!

1989: WWE SuperStars (Arcade) – This game was the first to boast character models that looked and moved like real-life Superstars. WWE Superstars even appeared to conduct interviews for the first time, with memorable cutscenes featuring “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Virgil, Andre the Giant, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.

1991: WWE Wrestlefest (Arcade) – One of the most popular and recognizable WWE arcade games ever, “WrestleFest” rocked a Steel Cage Match, awesome graphics, a revolutionary grappling system and the first Royal Rumble mode, which let four players lock horns at once. However, one of the game’s biggest caveats was the need to have quarters ready for players to replenish energy mid-match. In 2012, “WrestleFest” made a return as downloadable app featuring modern WWE Superstars but keeping the same spirit of the original game.

Check out the rest of the list here, along with screenshots of the fun games!

M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Matt Hardy Announced Its Time To Go Home]]> 2018-09-16T14:58:48Z 2018-09-16T14:45:11Z After Matt Hardy finished up last night’s WWE live appearance in Corpus Christi, Hardy posted a video on his YouTube channel talking about fulfilling his final in-ring appearance and that it is now “time to go home.”

Hardy ran down some of his recent achievements in his latest WWE run including The Hardys surprise appearance at WrestleMania and winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

“There’s been a lot of speculation for quite awhile online if I’m going to be wrestling any longer or not,” Hardy said. “WWE fortunately let me fulfill all my advertised commitments, but tonight here in Corpus Christi this was the last advertised commitment my I had. I never say never – or as ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy would say ‘Neva say neva!’ – but tonight is most likely the last time you’ll ever see ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy in a WWE ring.”

Hardy recently revealed that his lower back and pelvis have started fusing together, and while the pain isn’t too bad, it is frustrating. Hardy planned on starting new training rehab methods that should help with the pain. Over the last couple weeks, Hardy has posted numerous photos from his career and “farewells” to others, including his tag partner, Bray Wyatt, and even looked towards a possible producer role with WWE.

In the video above, Hardy was asked what was next and he responded, “I have two young kids and a wife. It’s time for me to go home.”

If Hardy is indeed retiring from wrestling, he will certainly have the WWE Hall of Fame in his future, winning the tag titles nine times in WWE. Hardy also tweeted these out after his appearance to thank the fans and asked them to support Bray Wyatt.



[EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] It’s time for me to go home.. To be a father and a husband. I did so much more than I ever imagined I would do in this industry. Thanks for making this incredible journey with me, ladies and gentlemen. I love you all.



Thanks for the massive love tonight, .. I fulfilled my final advertised live event commitment.

Please support my partner, @WWEBrayWyatt, going forward. He’s outrageously talented & we’ve become kindred souls during our time teaming together. Thank you, SAMAEL.


M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[WWE 205 Live Moving to a New Night]]> 2018-09-17T18:19:00Z 2018-09-16T14:35:40Z Looking at this week’s WWE Network schedule 205 Live is no longer in its usual spot after SmackDown at 10pm ET. As of this writing, an episode of WWE 24 is scheduled to air in next week’s time slot. Jumping to this Wednesday a “New” episode of 205 Live is slotted for 7pm ET, right before this week’s episodes of NXT and the Mae Young Classic. Under WWE’s “Shows” page, the change has also been made.

WWE has yet to make an official announcement on this change. No word yet on if the tapings will continue to take place after SmackDown, or if WWE will move them to another venue. It’s possible this change is temporary to make room for the 14-episode WWE Mixed Match Challenge, which will begin this Tuesday with a 9:50pm ET Pre-Show and two matches taking place afterwards at 10pm ET. The Mixed Match Challenge will air on Facebook Watch.

Back in February, Vince McMahon stepped aside to let Triple H take over control of 205 Live. Since then, Triple H has brought back some of the aspects of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament, including the style and presentation of the wrestlers. Vince had personally worked with the 205 Live Superstars to bring out their personalities to present them in a certain way, but lately there has been more focus on the in-ring work under Triple H.

In March, Triple H spoke with CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast about 205 Live being a “work in progress.”

“The great thing about [WWE] is we can change them on a dime,” Triple H said. “We can put it in a different direction, and if people don’t like something, just keep watching [because] we are probably going to get you there. We are probably going to get you to a place that works for everyone. That is the intent.

“I think 205 continues to be a work in progress. I’m excited about that opportunity for all of the athletes there because, for a lot of them, there was no road in front of them. There was no big path, and it was doing what they were doing but this opened up doors for them. Hopefully it will continue to grow, much like NXT has, much like the [United Kingdom efforts] will and all of that. I think there is tremendous opportunity and in some way we are just kind of nicking the surface of where we will be.”


David Buckler <![CDATA[The Rock’s Daughter Training for WWE]]> 2018-09-14T15:27:04Z 2018-09-14T15:27:04Z


The Rock’s Daughter Training for WWE

Courtesy of Cassandra Negley, Sports

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter is taking the first steps into the family business. Simone Garcia Johnson, the oldest of The Rock’s three children, is training on a part-time basis at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. The news was confirmed by Pro Wrestling Sheet and first reported by Zelina Vega on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast.

Simone, 17, has worked out and taken lessons at the center for three months on a part-time basis while she finishes her senior year of high school. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the word is she’s serious about the business, something she’s mentioned previously. Last fall she told Hollywood Reporter it was “definitely something I’ve thought about and want to pursue.”

If she joins the WWE, she would likely become the company’s first fourth-generation talent. Dwayne is a 10-time world champion turned movie star. His father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, Peter Maivia, also competed in WWE, which was establish in 1952 as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation.

Simone regularly attends events with her grandmother, Ata Johnson. She’s the only child of Dwayne and Dany Garcia. Dwayne has two children with Lauren Hashian, though the toddlers have quite a few years before they can train the WWE Performance Center.

David Buckler <![CDATA[Linda McMahon Responds To Rumors]]> 2018-09-17T17:56:39Z 2018-09-11T18:32:32Z

Linda McMahon Responds To Rumors That She Wrote NY Times Op-Ed On President Trump
by Ross Kelly

The worlds of professional wrestling and politics don’t often intersect, unless Linda McMahon’s name is brought up. She is, of course, the wife of Vince McMahon and is one of the co-founders of WWE. Today she is an official in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and serves as the Head of the Small Business Administration.

Earlier this week the New York Times published an article written by a member of Trump’s administration in which an anonymous author criticized the President. Many have speculated as to who wrote the piece, and Linda McMahon was quick to distance herself from it by denying being the author.

The op-ed piece claimed that many in Trump’s staff are trying to thwart some of his controversial policies and that there have even been whispers to invoke the 25th Amendment, which relates to removing the President.

Trump, the WWE and the McMahons have always had a good relationship which dates back decades. Trump Plaza in New Jersey hosted both WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V in the late 1980s with Trump in attendance.

Trump also appeared at Mr. McMahon’s “Fan Appreciation Night” on Raw in 2007 which then led to a “Battle of the Billionaires” match at WrestleMania 23.


OWW Contributor <![CDATA[‘Raw’ Is Weird]]> 2018-09-07T15:47:26Z 2018-09-07T15:47:26Z

‘RAW’ is Weird
By , The

s has been widely noted, this past Monday’s Raw radically reset a majority of its story lines and signature personas. (And, in one notable instance, attempted to actually reverse time.) WWE might be shaking up its flagship show to signify the start of a new, post–Brock Lesnar era or simply camouflaging Roman Reigns’s current hero swell as Universal Champion by making Braun Strowman the goat and randomizing half the roster.

So while SmackDown soldiers on as a model of relative consistency—Becky Lynch’s villainous streak notwithstanding—its Monday night counterpart barely resembles the soap opera that’s been on offer since April’s WrestleMania 34 and the following week’s inter-brand superstar shake-up. Is that a good thing? Sure is if you’re a fan of the Shield, Dolph Ziggler, Ronda Rousey or Bobby Lashley, to name a few. Whatever your rooting interests, we’ve set out to size up Raw’s talent pool one performer at a time (with an admitted pile-on of lower-card lingerers bringing up the rear), noting their relative pole position, how it’s changed since a mere six weeks ago (specifically, circa the July 23 edition of Raw), let alone as far back as ’Mania 34, and where they might stand come year’s end. Predictions, as always—and like many a wrestling card—subject to change.

Primary Active Roster

Roman Reigns (Universal Champion)

Where He Stood Six Weeks Ago: Flying high as the no. 1 contender for then–Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s title at SummerSlam after fending off foe Bobby Lashley.

Where He Stands Now: Reigns is Universal Champion after sending Brock Lesnar back to UFC with a SummerSlam win (thanks in large part to a distraction from the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman). But he’s mostly playing down his “top guy” status to blend back in among Shield battery mates Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, all three of whom just got their asses handed to them by Raw’s entire bad-dude collective working at the behest of Strowman—who vies for Reigns’s belt at Hell in a Cell on September 16.

How Did That Happen? They reunited the Shield to stoke the crowd and created a new Legion of Doom (the DC Comics version, not the Road Warriors) in Strowman and his buddies Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Will it stick? Who knows, but for now, stable wars it is.

Where He’ll Stand Come Year’s End: Celebrating an uninterrupted four-plus months as champion, fending off an insurgency from Ambrose and/or Rollins, or finding inner peace alongside recent enemy Jinder Mahal while lamenting repeated losses to Strowman.

Read the rest of the analysis here.

M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[ALL IN 09 01 2018]]> 2018-09-02T19:02:16Z 2018-09-02T19:02:16Z ALL IN: Zero Hour Results
September 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois (Sears Centre)
Results by: Jason Namako of

The Young Bucks and Cody come out as the show opens and does a comedy segment about the lack of pyro and having a random cameo. Road Warrior Animal comes out on a motorcycle ala Summerslam 1992. Bucks and Cody then plug free merch for the crowd and guys from Hot Topic come out and throw out merch to the audience.

Commercial plays to plug One Hour Tees featuring Joey Ryan and Colt Cabana.

Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) vs. SoCal Uncensored (“The Heavy Metal Rebel” Kazarian and “The Violent Delight” Scorpio Sky)

Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Don Callis, Excalibur
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Referee: Paul Turner

SCU is dressed up like Rocky and Apollo Creed from Rocky III. SCU does their usual shitick before the match. All 4 men brawl at the open, with Briscoes getting advantage. SCU takes control and makes frequent tags, working over Mark. Jay with a cheapshot on Sky, then hits a big clothesline and the Briscoes regain control. Sky makes a comeback, but the Briscoes cut him off. Sky comes back with a rana and makes the hot tag to Kazarian, who mounts a comeback. Northern Lights/Cradle Combo for 2. Sky suplexes Mark onto Jay, then Kazarian with a slingshot rana to wipe out Jay. Sky then wipes out the Briscoes with a big flip dive. Slingshot Cutter by Sky on Jay, then Kazarian hits a cutter on Mark, followed by stereo Dragon Clutches, but Jay rakes the eyes to get free. Briscoes take back over, with Mark hitting an Apron Blockbuster to Kazarian. Hangman’s Neckbreaker by Jay for 2. Briscoes hit Redneck Boogie for a close 2. Briscoes go for the Super Redneck Boogie, but Sky stops it. No-Hands Rana from Sky to Mark off the top,then Sky helps Kazarian hit a Tornado DDT. SCU hits an Urnangi/Backstabber Combo for 2. Briscoes stop a double-team, Jay Driller on Kazarian, Froggy Bow by Mark, Sky breaks up the pin. Briscoes call for the Doomsday Device,but Kazarian catches Mark with a powerslam for the win.

Winners: SoCal Uncensored by pinfall (Powerslam)

Backstage, Alicia Atout interviews Kenny Omega about his match tonight with Pentagon, while poking fun of how WWE does backstage interviewing.

Over-Budget Battle Royale, Winner receives ROH Title Shot at ALL IN: “The One” Billy Gunn vs. Austin Gunn vs. “Thick Momma Pump” Jordynne Grace vs. MOOSE vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Impact X-Division Champion “The Machine” Brian Cage vs. Marko Stunt vs. Ring of Honor Television Champion Punishment Martinez vs. Brandon Cutler vs. “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs vs. Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana vs. Rocky Romero vs. Trent Barretta vs. “The Kentucky Gentleman” Chuckie T. vs. Cheeseburger vs. Bully Ray vs. “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer vs. Chico El Luchadore vs. Hurricane Helms

Commentary: Dalton Castle, Don Callis, Excalibur, Ian Riccaboni
Ring Announcer: Bobby Cruise

Series of crazy dives from everyone early, including Bully powerbombing Chico through a table. MOOSE takes control, until he is eliminated by Marko Stunt. Lots of crazy sequences from everyone. Bully chops Stunt to eliminate him. Cutler is eliminated. Punishment eliminates the Best Friends. Cage drills Romero with a Discus Clothesline and eliminates him, then eliminates Cheeseburger. Cage and Punishment trade headscissors takeovers. Punishment with a heel kick, but Hurricane with the Chokeslam to Punishment and Cage. Page eliminates Hurricane, but Colt eliminates Page. Dreamer uses a trash can and cookie sheet on the Gunns, then shots to Punishment, followed by the Flip, Flop and Fly. Dreamer with the Spicolli Driver, but Bully with a can shot to eliminate Dreamer. The Gunns stop Bully from eliminating Stunt, but Jacobs takes control with a ball claw and the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Austin Gunn. Billy stops the Pedigree, but Jacobs kisses him. Billy eliminates Jacobs. Austin Gunn eliminates Punishment, but Bully eliminates Austin. Billy with the Fame-Asser to Bully. Marko with a Codebreaker to Cage after Cage eliminated Billy. Bully eliminates Marko. Cage and Jordynene go back and forth, with Jordynne eliminating Cage after a powerbomb. Grace goes toe-to-toe with Bully, who rakes her eyes. Bully elininates Jordynne, down to Colt and Bully. Bully eliminates Colt, but Chico El Luchadore, who was not eliminated, eliminates Bully and unmasks as FLIP GORDON to win the battle royale and be ALL IN after all! WOW!

Winner: Flip Gordon (Receives a ROH Title shot later tonight)

ALL IN Results
September 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois (Sears Centre)
Results by: Jason Namako of

CZW and MLW Middleweight Champion MJF vs. Matt Cross

Referee: Todd Sinclair

Cross is Son of Havoc from Lucha Underground. MJF is the first Middleweight Champion in MLW. Back and forth early. MJF takes control and plays a lot to the crowd. Cross comes back with a Top Rope Rana. One-Armed Handspring Elbow by Cross, but MJF goes back after the injured arm and hits a Package Shoulderbreaker for 2. MJF spits at Cross, then hits an eye poke. Cross comes back with a pump kick and a double stomp. MJF locks in his unique arm, then hits his Heat-Seeking See-Saw Piledriver in the ropes for a close 2. MJF trash talks Cross, then goes for a Moonsault, but Cross hits him with an Inward Cutter and the Shooting Star Press for the win.

Winner: Matt Cross by pinfall (Shooting Star Press)

Angel vs. Arrow: “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels vs. Stephen Amell of “Arrow”

Referee: Jerry Lynn
Ring Announcer: Bobby Cruise

Daniels spits his gum at Amell to start things off. They exchange chops, then Amell with a dropkick and an enziguri and clotheslines Daniels outside. Amell pulls out a table and goes to put Daniels through it, but Daniels blocks it. Amell chokes Daniels, but Daniels comes back with a Reverse Exploder and takes control, hitting an Arabian Press. Amell fights back, but Daniels counters CrossRhodes, but Amell with a big boot and a Standing Falcon Arrow. Amell hits Coast 2 Coast for a close 2. Daniels avoids an enziguri and hits the Best Moonsault Ever, but Amell kicks out! They tease going through the table again until Daniels falls onto the table and Amell goes for a splash, but Daniels moves and Amell crashes through the table! Crowd chants “Broken Arrow” at Amell. Jerry Lynn throws Daniels and Amell back in to avoid a count-out. Lynn and Daniels have words, then Lynn takes off his ref shirt and Amell low blows Daniels and rolls him up for 2. Daniels unloads on Amell, with Amell daring him for more and flipping Daniels off. Amell blocks the Angels’ Wings and pins Daniels for a close 2. Daniels with a Standing Urnangi and another Best Moonsault Ever for the win.

Winner: Christopher Daniels by pinfall (Best Moonsault Ever)

Mandy Leon and Tenille Dashwood join commentary for the next match.

Impact Knockouts Champion “The Undeniable” Tessa Blanchard vs. Madison Rayne vs. “The Hot Mess” Chelsea Green vs. Dr. Britt Baker, DMD

Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Excabliur, Tenille Dashwood, Mandy Leon

Tessa hugs her father, Tully Blanchard and step-father, Magnum T.A., upon her entrance. Chelsea is doing a Roddy Piper Wrestlemania 6 deal as half-Chelsea, half-the Laurel Van Ness persona. Tessa and Madison sent outside and Chelsea and Baker have a bunch of exchanges, including Chelsea hitting a nice rope walk sequence. Tessa takes back over, hitting a clothesline and a draping DDT. Tessa gorilla presses Baker onto everyone outside. Chelsea comes back and hits a tope suicida, but Blanchard then with a Raven-esque running dive. Madison then wipes out everyone with a crossbody. Baker comes back with a series of Slingblades to everyone. Madison with a Ripchord Cutter on Baker, but Blanchard with a Delayed Vertical on Madison. Blanchard goes into the ringpost, then Chelsea hits her boyfriend, Zack Ryder’s, Broski Boot to Blanchard. Baker with a Backdrop Driver to Cheslea, Madison with a tilt-a-whirl DDT to Blanchard. Chelsea with a missile dropkick to Madison. Madison with a Super Facecrusher to Baker for 2. Chelsea with a Curb Stomp to Madison, then the Unprettier, but Blanchard with the Magnum to Chelsea. Superkick by Baker to Blanchard for a close 2. Baker with a TKO for 2, but Blanchard rolls her up for 2. Madison with a Crucifix Driver to Blanchard for 2. Ripchord Rolling Elbow and a Fisherman’s Neckbreaker by Baker to Madison for 2. Chelsea with the Unprettier to Baker, but Baker gets her foot on the ropes. Destroyer by Chelsea to Blanchard, but Blanchard powers out at 2. Blanchard hits the Undeniable DDT on Chelsea for the win.

Winner: “The Undeniable” Tessa Blanchard (Undeniable DDT)

Chico El Luchadore and Fat Ass Masa from Being the Elite are shown at ringside.

Brent Tarring, a friend of Cody, joins commentary for the title match.

Video package on the NWA Title Match.

NWA Worlds Championship: Nick Aldis (c) vs. “The American Nightmare” Cody w/Brandi Rhodes

Referee: Earl Hebner

Cody comes out, in near tears, with his dog, Pharaoh, Diamond Dallas Page, Tommy Dreamer and former WCW star Glacier. Aldis comes out with former NWA Champion, Tim Storm, Samuel Shaw, Shawn Daivari and Jeff Jarrett.

Pre-match intros for this one. They shake hands as the bell sounds to a loud reaction. Chain wrestling early, then they trade strikes. Cody wipes out Aldis with a dive, but Aldis takes control, sending Cody into the ringpost. Fisherman Suplex by Aldis for 2. They clonk heads, but Cody hits the Goldust drop-down uppercut. Cody hits the Superkick, but Aldis blocks CrossRhodes and they collide when both going for crossbodies. Cody goes for the Double Jump Crossbody outside, but Aldis drills him on the way down with a big forearm. Earl Hebner throws up the X sign for Cody, bringing back out DDP to check on him. DDP helps Cody up as Daivari comes out with a towel and shoves DDP. Daivari shoves the ref, leading DDP to hit him with the Diamond Cutter! Referee sends DDP and Daivari to the back. Aldis works back over Cody, who is busted wide open. Cody comes back with the snap slam. Aldis avoids the Top Rope Moonsault Press and hits a Super Fallaway Slam. Top Rope Splash by Aldis for 2. Cody blocks the Cloverleaf and locks in the Figure Four. Aldis reverses and when they go outside, Aldis hits a Powerslam on the floor. Back in, Cody tries for the Alabama SLam out of the corner but his back gives out. Cody is able to finally hit it on the second try for 2. Aldis avoids Beautiful Disaster and hits a Powerbomb for 2. Aldis locks in his Cloverleaf Variation and drags Cody to the center. Cody is able to reach the ropes. Brandi yells that Cody “doesn’t need to do this.” Aldis drags Cody back and hits a Piledriver and goes for the Top Rope Elbow, but Brandi gets in the ring. Brandi pleads with Aldis to stop, but Aldis hits the Top Rope Elbow as Brandi was trying to cover up Cody, hitting her and wiping her out. Aldis covers Cody for a close 2. Cody comes back with Beautiful Disaster and we’ll meet you at the CrossRhodes, but Aldis kicks out! Strike exchange until Cody tries for Din’s Fire, Aldis blocks it and goes for CrossRhodes, but Cody blocks it. Magnus goes for a Sunset Flip, but Cody sits down on it, ala Hart-Bulldog Summerslam 1992 and pins Aldis to win the title! WOW!

Winner and NWA Worlds Champion: “The American Nightmare” Cody by pinfall

Cody celebrates the title win with his wife and entourage after.

Don Callis re-joins commentary.

We see how we got to Janela vs. Hangman, including Hangman “murdering” Joey Ryan.

Chicago Street Fight: “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela w/”The Bad Girl” Penelope Ford vs. Hangman Page

Referee: Todd Sinclair

Tey go back-and-forth early, trading tope suicidas outside. Page wipes out Janela with an Orihara Moonsault outside, then grabs a chair. Janela fights back, but Page with a big forearm and a delayed pumphandle suplex onto the chair. Page brings out a literal Cracker Barrel, but Janela sends him into the barrel. Janela then wipes out Page with a running flip dive into the crowd. Page avoids a rolling barrel and hits the Buckshot Lariat from the crowd, over the barricade, and on the outside. Page grabs a table. Janela stops being sent through the table and hits the Blu-Ray into the corner. Janela sets up a table. Janela sets up a ladder bridge, but Page grabs him and hits a Hercules Cutter onto the bridge! Page pulls out a bag but Penelope runs in to stop him. Penelope slaps Page, but she does some Matrix moves to avoid him, then hits a Cutter and wipes out Page outside with a crossbody! Penelope puts Page on the table, then Janela with a Top Rope Elbow through the table! They fight on the stage, with Janela hitting a running clothesline. Janela sets up two tables at the entrance ramp. Page comes back with a superkick and hits a running powerbomb off the ramp onto a table that doesn’t break, with Janela’s head hitting the back of the table. Back in, Page hits another Buckshot Lariat, then hits the Rite of Passage, but Penelope breaks it up with the garbage bag. Page unloads the bag, to reveal the cursed boots of Page that spoke to him. Page superkicks Penelope and talks to the boots, but runs into a superkick by Janela for 2. Janela grabs another ladder and another table. Janela puts Page on the table and goes up the ladder, but Page stops him and hits Janela with the phone he used to “murder” Joey Ryan. Page chokes Janela with the phone cord, then hits another Rite of Passage off the ladder through the table for the win.

Winner: Hangman Page by pinfall (Rite of Passage)

Video plays after of a “dead” Joey Ryan’s “dong” rising up. Druid music plays and guys dressed up as “dongs” come out and mimic the Undertaker entrance for the return of Joey Ryan.

Hangman is in shock and saying Ryan is not real as Joey oils up and hits Page with the Youporn Plex, then sticks his lollipop from his tights in Page’s mouth and superkicks him! Joey rolls out Page, who is carried away by the “dongs”.

Vignette where Jay Lethal is heading out, but a hand (Lanny Poffo) gives Lethal dome Randy Savage sunglasses and slaps Lethal on the shoulder, turning him into the Black Machismo.

ROH Championship: “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal w/Lanny Poffo (c) vs. Flip Gordon w/Brandi Rhodes

Ring Announcer: Bobby Cruise
Referee: Todd Sinclair

Pre-match intros for this one. Poffo does his old gimmick of tossing out Frisbee’s. ROH founder Cary Silkin holds up the title belt before the match. Lethal and Poffo do the Megapowers Handshake, then with Flip before the bell. Lethal, early, takes Brandi to his corner, thinking she is Elizabeth. Lots of chain wrestling early for several nearfalls. Lethal lifts up Brandi like she is Elizabeth, but she slaps him on the shoulder and he reverts back to regular-old Jay Lethal. Gordon takes control, doing his constant headstands, then hits Lethal with his own series of tope suicidas, concluding with a flip dive. Exchange of counters and nearfalls. Lethal with an enziguri, but Flip with a standing moonsault. Lethal avoids a 450 and hits the Lethal Combination for 2. Flip stops the Lethal Injection with a cradle for 2. Leaping Knee and a Falcon Arrow for 2. Lethal stops the Star-Spangled Stunner and applies a Torture Rack. Lanny gets on the apron and tells Lethal to do the Macho Elbow. Lanny slaps Lethal on the shoulder for him to revert back to Black Machismo. Lethal with a slam and goes for Hail to the King, hitting it repeatedly on Flip, ala Savage-Warrior Wrestlemania 7, for a close 2. Flip hulks up, ala Hogan, hitting the three punches, the big boot and then a Pele when Lethal avoided the leg drop. Springboard Slingblade by Flip, then goes for the 450 again, but Lethal avoids it. Flip hits the Samoan Pop and the Cancun Tornado for a close 2. They fight up top until Lethal blocks a Super Rana, then counters the Kinder Surprise with a Top Rope Cutter, followed by the Lethal Injection to retain the title.

Winner and STILL ROH Champion: Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)

They shake hands after. Bully Ray runs in and lays out both men, then low blows Lanny Poffo. Bully sets up a table in the ring, but Colt Cabana runs out to go after Bully. Lethal, Flip and Colt do the Shield Triple Powerbomb to put Bully through the table.

IWGP Champion “Best Bout Machine” Kenny Omega vs. “Cero Miedo” Pentagon Jr.

Pentagon does his hand signal, but Omega slaps him playfully. Pentagon then drills him with a hard leg kick. Pentagon with a backstabber, but Omega with a running rana. Pentagon with a Slingblade and a flip dive. They brawl around ringside, with Pentagon having the advantage. Omega comes back with a Tornado DDT and wipes out Pentagon with a springboard crossbody outside. Omega hits Aoi Shodou for 2. Omega hits Snap Dragon, but Pentagon counters One Winged Angel. Series of exchanges until Omega hits the V-Trigger in the corner. Pentagon blocks a Top Rope Brainbuster and superkicks out Omega’s legs, followed by the Ghetto Stomp for 2. Omega stops the Fear Factor and hits another V-Trigger. Pentagon again does his hand signal to throw off Omega, but Omega with another V-Trigger. Again, Pentagon does his hand signal, but Omega with a powerbomb and another V-Trigger for 2. Pentagon gets out of the One Winged Angel, Omega avoids the Fear Factor, but Pentagon hits the Pentagon Driver for a close 2. They fight on the apron until Pentagon hits the Fear Factor on the apron! Pentagon with a Top Rope Double Stomp for a close 2. Omega comes back with his own Fear Factor for a close 2. Another V-Trigger, but Pentagon stops the One Winged Angel and does the Double Wristlock Armbreaker, followed by another Fear Factor, but Omega kicks out! Pentagon again does his hand signal, but Omega counters a superkick. Pentagon kicks at the arm, but Omega follows him in with another V-Trigger and a Reverse Rana for a close 2. Another V-Trigger, followed by the One Winged Angel for the win.

Winner: Kenny Omega by pinfall (One Winged Angel)

Lights go out after and when they come back on, Pentagon attacks Omega, laying him out with a Codebreaker, then unmasking to reveal Chris Jericho! Jericho with another Codebreaker, then grabs the mic and says to Omega that he will see him on the Jericho Cruise. Jericho leaves, knocking over Don Callis at commentary.

Vignette where Scurll is ripped on by the off-camera guys from Being the Elite until Marty breaks their fingers.

“The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada vs. “The Villain” Marty Scurll

Referee: Tiger Hattori

Feeling-out process early, with Okada making fun of Marty’s size. Okada blocks a suplex, Marty hurts his back because Okada is too big. Scurll with chops, but Okada fights back. Scurll again tries a suplex, but Okada blocks it and hits one of his own. Scurll comes back, hitting the Apron Superkick, skins the cat and hits a Lope. Okada comes back and takes control, hitting a DDT on the floor. Okada is not taking the match seriously, feeling nothing from Scurll’s strikes, hitting a big forearm. Okada continues to work Scurll over, but Scurll comes back with a Straitjacket Lungblower. Tornado DDT by Scurll for 2. Dueling chants by the crowd. Scurll goes for the Graduation, but Okada blocks it. Scurll gets out of the Air Raid Crash Neckbreaker and finally hits Okada with a Brainbuster. Scurll goes for the Jackknife, but cannot do it. Okada comes back with the Air Raid Crash Neckbreaker. They fight on the turnbuckles until Scurll hits a Top Rope Superplex. Exchange of nearfalls until Marty gets a close 2. Jackknife by Marty for another close 2. Shotgun Dropkick by Okada, followed by a Missile Dropkick for 2. Scurll blocks the Tombstone and counters with a DDT. Okada counters the Tombstone and hits it. Okada goes for the Rainmaker, motioning “205”, but Scurll grabs the hand and breaks the webbing of Okada’s fingers. Okada comes back with the Too Awesome Dropkick, but Scurll counters the Rainmaker and locks in the Chickenwing! Okada drives Scurll down to break the hold, but Scurll re-applies the hold! Okada rolls through and pins Scurll down for 2. Referee gets knocked down and Scurll shocks Okada with the umbrella, hitting him with it, then hits Okada’s own Rainmaker, but Okada kicks out! Scurll goes for the Chickenwing, but Okada hits him with the Rainmaker, but cannot pin him! They get back up and Scurll dares Okada for more every time Okada hits him. Scurll spits at Okada, but Okada hits the Rolling Rainmaker, then another Rainmaker for the win.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada by pinfall (Rainmaker)

Main Event in a 6-Man Tag: Rey Mysterio Jr., Rey Fenix and Bandido vs. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and “The Golden Star” Kota Ibushi

Referee: Rick Knox

Mysterio is dressed like Wolverine. Bandido and Matt start, with Bandido hitting a twisting plancha off the top. Fosbury Flop wipes out Matt outside. Nick blind tags in and the Bucks begin hitting their double-teams. Fenix with a springboard crossbody and a rana, then does his rope walk sequence on Nick. Nick with a high kick, but Fenix with a Rolling Cutter for 2. Ibushi and Mysterio tag in and the crowd goes nuts. Mysterio hits a rana, then avoids an Ibushi and kick and standing moonsault and we have a stalemate. Mysterio with a snapmare takedown, then Matt tags in and Mysterio with a Rolling DDT. Fenix in and superkicks Matt. Ibushi and Bandido in, standing moonsault for 2. Ibushi then with a Double Pele on Bandido and Fenix. Nick off the hot tag and mounts a comeback. Nick with a Tornillo Dive outside, then Ibushi hits the Golden Triangle. Mysterio with a Springboard Rana on Matt, followed by an Asai Moonsault on Ibushi and Nick. Fenix with the Hector Garza Special on everyone, then Bandido also does the Hector Garza special. They brawl outside, with Matt running off the ramp to wipe out Fenix and Bandido. Matt in, Buckle Bomb/Enziguri combo by the Bucks. Ibushi in, Powerbomb/German combo on Bandido for 2. Bandido avoids a Triple Superkick and hits a Triple Rana! Mysterio in, seated senton to Matt, PK to Nick, but Matt catches the 619 . Bucks and Ibushi go for the Meltzer Driver, but Fenix with the Rope Walk Kick to stop it. Fenix with a superkick to Matt, 619 by Mysterio, Rolling Destroyer by Fenix, Reverse Rana by Bandido, stereo dives by Fenix and Bandido. Mysterio with the Frog Splash for a close 2. Fenix and Mysterio head up with Matt, Bandido with an enziguri, followed by a Super Moonsault Powerslam to Matt for a close 2. Bandido handstands, but Nick catches him with a superkick, then one to Mysterio, then one to Fenix. More Golden Elite for your Buck, but Fenix breaks it up. Bucks hit the Meltzer Driver on Bandido for the win.

Winners: THe Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi by pinfall (Meltzer Driver)

Show immediately closes.