Date: April 13, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Middle, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett
We’re formally on a brand new evening now and which means issues must be getting all of the extra fascinating. That is additionally coming off of Takeover: Stand & Ship and now we have fairly just a few modifications to cope with tonight. The great factor is Uncooked left a reasonably low bar for this present to clear. Let’s get to it.
Listed below are Karrion Kross and Scarlett to interrupt. Kross says time comes for everybody and promised to get the title again. Finn Balor went on a tear as NXT Champion however he couldn’t management Kross and Kross controls all the things. He’s going to carry this title till he says in any other case as a result of nobody goes to out practice or out wrestle him. It doesn’t matter what you’ve completed earlier than or what number of zeroes are on the tip of your examine, as a result of everybody pays the toll.
We get a video on Takeover (which begins with Michael Cole sounding like he’s speaking about Wrestlemania so we’d have seen a little bit of a manufacturing botch there).
Tag Crew Titles: MSK vs. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick
MSK is defending. Dain takes Wes Lee down to begin and it’s rapidly off to Maverick for a missile dropkick. Lee will get Maverick into the nook with out an excessive amount of bother although and it’s Carter coming in with a Bronco Buster. Carter is distributed exterior although and we take a break. Again with Carter German suplexing Maverick but it surely’s rapidly again to Dain, which means the double teaming begins.
The champs handle to knock Dain down and the Last Flash offers Lee two. Carter comes again in and tries a sundown flip, however Dain picks up Lee and Falcon Arrows him whereas additionally sitting on Carter’s chest. Dain tries to powerbomb Maverick onto Nash however solely hits the mat, permitting Carter to return again with a springboard twisting cutter. Dain is distributed exterior, leaving Maverick to take a Hart Assault with a Blockbuster. Carter dives onto Dain (whereas virtually leaving it brief and barely clearing the apron) as Lee pins Maverick to retain at 10:25.
Outcome: MSK b. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick – Spinebuster/Blockbuster mixture to Maverick (10:25)
Submit match MSK leaves and right here is Imperium (minus Walter) to put out Dain.
Robert Stone (in his bedazzled gloves) is attempting to get a Ladies’s Tag Crew Title shot for Aaliyah and Jessi Kamea however Mercedes Martinez is available in, demanding her cash. She grabs Aaliyah by the throat however Kamea is available in to challenge the problem for tonight.
Lengthy video on the ridiculously lengthy Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole Takeover principal occasion.
We get some put up match footage of the 2 of them being taken away on stretchers, with Cole shouting at O’Reilly as they have been wheeled away. William Regal shakes his head as they’re taken in direction of the ambulance.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Jessi Kamea
The remainder of the Robert Stone Model is right here with Kamea, who jumps Martinez to begin. The forearms to the again and choking on the ropes don’t do a lot to Martinez, who is correct again with a leaping knee to the face. The Air Raid Crash finishes Kamea at 1:52.
Outcome: Mercedes Martinez b. Jessi Kamea – Air Raid Crash (1:52)
Submit match Martinez grabs Stone and chokes him in opposition to the barricade, the place he lastly pays her off from just a few weeks again. Martinez goes to the announcers’ desk and says she’s coming for Raquel Gonzalez.
The Method nonetheless thinks William Regal have it out for him however they’re prepared for his or her eight particular person tag. Indi Hartwell needs to maintain some, ahem, enterprise with Dexter Lumis. Everybody places their palms in for THE WAY….after which Austin Concept walks the improper approach.
Isaiah Scott is in his studio and doesn’t suppose a lot of Leon Ruff. It’s time for him to maneuver on however he can’t do this. Tonight, they’re completed.
Right here is Legado del Fantasma for a chat. Santos Escobar talks about how the group got here collectively a 12 months in the past and the cruiserweights have turn out to be should see consequently. His father was a champion, he’s a champion and his son can be a champion, so tonight it’s an open problem for a title shot.
Cruiserweight Title: Kushida vs. Santos Escobar
Escobar, with Legado del Fantasma, is defending. Kushida, now in trunks as an alternative of denims, dropkicks Escobar to the ground earlier than the bell. Again in and Kushida knocks him to the ground once more however the specter of a dive has Escobar backing up. As an alternative, Kushida poses as we take a break. Again with Kushida in bother on the ground and being despatched into the steps for his efforts. Escobar will get artistic by placing on a Liontamer on the steps, with Kushida virtually grabbing the put up to hold on.
They get again in with some Kawada kicks giving Escobar two and the armbar goes on. Escobar switches to a double arm crank however Kushida fights up and strikes his solution to freedom. The hiptoss into the basement dropkick will get two and Kushida kicks him within the arm. Escobar is sat on high for a working kick to the arm and a butterfly superplex brings him again down.
One other suplex offers Kushida two however Escobar blocks the Hoverboard Lock. They commerce kicks to the pinnacle they usually’re each down once more. Again up and Escobar grabs a Backstabber however they go right into a pinfall reversal sequence with Kushida getting a rollup for the pin and the title at 11:04.
Outcome: Kushida b. Santos Escobar – Rollup (11:04)
Tommaso Ciampa says he and Timothy Thatcher didn’t win each battle within the Dusty Traditional however they gained each battle. Thatcher likes the brand new challenges and says they’re coming. Ciampa throws down his chair and leaves.
William Regal congratulates Kushida on his win however right here is Jordan Devlin to say that was a pleasant win over Escobar….however all Escobar did was climb a ladder. Devlin remains to be the perfect wrestler round right here and would take the title if he wasn’t heading again to the UK. He’ll be again although, and Kushida says anytime.
Right here is Dakota Kai to introduce new Ladies’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. Raquel talks about how she has been working tougher and coaching greater than ever earlier than. Kai observed that and gave her likelihood, which is why she debuted in Portland and went on to win the title. Io Shirai was an amazing champion, however the Raquel Gonzalez has begun.
The lights exit and right here is the debuting Franky Monet, full with canine, to interrupt. She introduces herself as La Reina Loca and says this place is now shinier, bougier and a complete lot higher. Gonzalez says if Monet ever interrupts her once more, she’s shove the canine up Monet’s one thing in Spanish (I feel you possibly can determine it out). Monet calls her one thing in Spanish and guarantees to see Gonzalez each Tuesday.
That’s sufficient for Monet….and right here’s Rhea Ripley for a shock. She involves the ring, stares at Gonzalez, and clinks the titles collectively. We get the large congratulatory hug however now it’s Bianca Belair coming in in addition to I really feel like I’m writing some fan fiction. They pose collectively and we see a photograph of the three of them in NXT as all of them pose with their new titles.
Pete Dunne says he had a traditional at Takeover and if anybody needs to return at him, convey it on. For now although, it’s time for him to go get a title.
Video on Sarray, who’s coming to the ladies’s division. She debuts subsequent week.
William Regal is joyful Sarray is coming however has to enter his workplace to speak to Roderick Robust and Robust’s spouse Marina Shafir. Robust palms him an envelope, which appears to be his resignation. Robust says he’s completed and Regal says he’s welcome again anytime.
Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah Scott
Ruff begins quick and sends him to the ground the place he snaps Scott’s arm to make it worse. Again in and Scott’s arm is ok sufficient for a slam and a center rope elbow to a seated Ruff’s again will get two. Ruff is again up with some working pictures to the face and a stomp….largely misses but it surely was shut sufficient to be handed off as a working knee.
Scott catches him with a center rope Russian legsweep although and Ruff heads exterior. A kick to the face from the apron drops Ruff and we take a break. Again with Scott chopping away however Ruff fights up and will get to the highest for the cutter. Scott bails to the ground however Ruff is correct there with the large flip dive (and sticks the touchdown). They return to the apron after which up high with Ruff snapping off a heck of an excellent hurricanrana.
Scott is again up with a fireman’s carry however Ruff turns it right into a headscissors into the nook. One other hurricanrana will get a VERY shut two on Scott however one other tremendous hurricanrana is countered right into a face first drop onto the highest turnbuckle. A flipping slam (type of a half nelson flipped ahead, type of like a smaller One Winged Angel) finishes Ruff at 11:07.
Score: C+. I had quite a lot of enjoyable with this one and it was actually simply a few of the botches that held it again. The factor that retains catching my consideration right here is how a lot Leon Ruff has gotten out of this run. He mainly stumbled into the entire thing and whereas he’s not going to be some huge star or a principal eventer, he’s getting each single factor he can out of this opportunity. Good for him for going from nothing to one thing, as not everybody will get to do this. Scott profitable is an efficient signal for his future, and I’m curious to see the place he goes subsequent.
Zoey Stark is pleased with her win over Toni Storm however Mercedes Martinez is available in and asks why we’re speaking a couple of rookie. Tensions are teased.
Walter narrates a video about Imperium, promising that the group will broaden and proceed to dominate, as a result of the mat is sacred.
Isaiah Scott implies that it’s over with Leon Ruff….who jumps him from behind and sends Scott head first into the lockers. Ruff rolls an anvil case at Scott’s head and says that it isn’t over till he decides it’s.
Shotzi Blackheart/Ember Moon/Dexter Lumis/Bronson Reed vs. The Method
The Method has some points determining their posing earlier than the bell. Concept drives Lumis into the nook to begin however Lumis hits a Thesz press into some proper palms. That’s sufficient for Concept to usher in LeRae so Blackheart joins her. LeRae will get taken down and it’s off to Moon so Gargano is available in….and will get knocked down by the ladies. Lumis is available in and stares at Hartwell however LeRae breaks that up as we take a break.
Again with Reed working Concept and Gargano over, organising a double splash within the nook. The double Samoan drop will get two and all 4 girls are available in for the brawl. Hartwell spinebusters Moon and LeRae superkicks Blackheart. For some purpose, LeRae dives at Reed, who actually brushes her off after she crashes to the mat. Concept dropkicks Reed and the ladies begin hitting some dives onto the lads. Blackheart has Reed throw her onto the pile at ringside for the large crash.
Again in and Lumis Silences Gargano, with Hartwell not breaking it up. As an alternative she drops down subsequent to Lumis, who checks on her, permitting Concept to hit Lumis within the head. Hartwell throws Concept exterior and drops down in entrance of Lumis once more, so Lumis carries her off, with Hartwell smiling on the digital camera and giving a thumbs up.
Reed punches Concept within the face and Moon climbs onto Reed’s shoulders for the Eclipse on Concept. LeRae sends Moon to the ground although and Gargano crotches Reed on high. Reed drops Gargano onto Concept so LeRae goes up and masses up a superplex on Reed. After LeRae winds up hanging out of the air, Blackheart breaks it up, leaving the Tsunami to complete Concept at 11:04.
Outcome: Bronson Reed/Shotzi Blackheart/Ember Moon/Dexter Lumis b. The Method – Tsunami to Concept (11:04)
Reed poses with the ladies whereas the Method is in shambles to finish the present.
MSK b. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick – Spinebuster/Blockbuster mixture to Maverick
Mercedes Martinez b. Jessi Kamea – Air Raid Crash
Kushida b. Santos Escobar – Rollup
Isaiah Scott b. Leon Ruff – Flipping slam
Bronson Reed/Shotzi Blackheart/Ember Moon/Dexter Lumis b. The Method – Tsunami to Concept
Thomas Corridor has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full reveals coated. You’ll find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or take a look at his- Amazon creator web page with 30 wrestling books.
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