Former WWE Superstar known as Enzo Amore showed up at Survivor Series and tried to hijack the show but was removed by security.
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Tonight(November 17th, 2018) NXT takes over Los Angeles for Takeover War Games. This show is headlined by the War Games match itself, with two teams of four in two rings under one cage. Undisputed Era face War Raiders, Ricochet and Pete Dunne inside War Games. Also on this show, Tommaso Ciampa defends the NXT Title against The Velveteen Dream, Johnny Gargano faces Aleister Black and Kairi Sane attempts to regain the NXT Women’s Championship in a two out of three falls match.
As reported earlier by The Wrestling Observer, the event scheduled to take place on November 2nd, 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been removed from the WWE Calender although no official comment has been made.
WWE has been taping shows around the UK for a few months now, as on June 18th, 2018, it was announced that WWE would begin filming the new show entitled NXT UK. Taping commenced in July of 2018 and it was announced that this new brand would have new championships to join the NXT UK Championship, currently held by Pete Dunne. The new championships would consist of a Women’s Championship and a Tag Team Championship.
In a one minute and forty four second video Matt Hardy says he wants to take a moment to “address all the WWE Universe, all the Woken Warriors, all the Hardy Boy fans, all the Mattitude followers” he goes on to say “I’ll never forget the reaction the WWE Universe gave us at Wrestlemania 33 upon returning, it was truly one of the greatest moments of my career. Wrestlemania 34 was a great moment, winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal and I got to bring my creation, The Ultimate Deletion to Raw and the main event slide. A lot of cool stuff I’ve got to do.” Matt Hardy says “There’s been a lot of speculation for quite a while online” and then he pauses for a moment, but then says “If I’m going to be wrestling any longer or not” Matt continues “WWE fortunately they let me fulfil all my advertised commitments. But tonight, here in Corpus Christi this was the last advertised commitment I had.” After playing into his Woken character and saying “Never say Never” Matt Hardy slips back into his quiet, peaceful tone and inflection whilst saying “Tonight here in Corpus Christi is most likely the last time you’ll ever see Woken Matt Hardy in a WWE ring.” When asked what’s next, Matt Hardy responds with ” I have two young kids and a wife” “It’s time for me to go home.” Then Matt Hardy walked off into the distance as the video ended.
In an announcement made earlier today by WWN and EVOLVE:
“NXT Superstar Velveteen Dream will wrestle at EVOLVE 112 on Sept. 7th in Joppa, MD and EVOLVE 113 on Sept. 8th in Queens, NY. This was just confirmed earlier today. WWN wants to thank WWE for making this unforgettable experience happen for independentwrestling fans! Tickets for both events are now on sale at TicketFly.com.”
Velveteen Dream faced EC3 in the most recent NXT Takeover, where The Dream beat EC3 with an Elbow Drop, The “Purple Rainmaker”, on the apron. Velveteen Dream has come up short in previous Takovers, firstly against former NXT Champion Aliester Black and then taking part in the 6 Man ladder match for the NXT North American Championship which Adam Cole won.
I have been sent results and spoilers from Night of in Royal Albert Hall June 19th. This will air on the WWE Network and is a Spoiler.
If anyone attends a show, I would love results sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and appreciate everyone who does.
Credit to Matt Roberts for these results
Results are as follows;
El Ligero vs Wildboar
Ligero defeats Wildboar Mike Hitchman in the dark match. Winner, El Ligero
NXT Tag Team Championship Match – Moustache Mountain vs Undisputed Era(c)
Moustache Mountain defeat Undisputed Era to become new NXT Tag Team Champions. A really fun match, the crowd was on fire throughout, and the reaction at their win was incredible. Winners and new champions, Moustache Mountain.
Charlie Morgan vs Killer Kelly
Charlie Morgan beat Killer Kelly
Jonny Saint comes out
GM Jonny Saint appears to announce the next match will be a Fourway Fatal and introduces the returning Noam Dar who looks in phenomenal shape and defeated Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Andrews and Travis Banks.
Adam Cole vs Wolfgang
Adam Cole beat Wolfgang. Everyone loves Cole. No one was really bothered by Wolfie though.
Aliester Black & Ricochet vs Velveteen Dream & EC3
Aleister Black and Ricochet beat Velveteen Dream and EC3. All four guys are so over it’s ridiculous!
NXT Woman’s Championship Match – Shayna Baszler(c) vs Toni Storm
Shayna Baszler beats Toni Storm to retain her NXT woman’s championship by countout after hitting multiple rear naked chokes to Storm leaving her unable to get back in the ring. Winner, Baszler.
Finals of the WWE UK Championship Tournament 2018 – Pete Dunne vs Zack Gibbson
Pete Dunne defeats tournament winner Zack Gibson to retain the U.K. championship. The crowd were on fire as always for Dunne and Gibson, it will be interesting to see how it comes off on screen as Mauro and Nigel were leaping out their seats at the action in the ring and crack up at the crowd chants. “Shoes off if you hate Gibson” was a particular favourite. Winner, Pete Dunne.
Afterwards HHH appears along side the rest of the U.K. wrestlers involved for photos on the stage and a parade lap of the ring to celebrate with the crowd which was a nice touch.
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It’s easy to get lost in such a busy few days of wrestling so this is my round-up of all the important stuff from shows that have happened recently and shows coming up soon.
So we don’t lose some really good wrestling in the shuffle let’s go through previous shows first.
- My full, in detail rundown of Ring Of Honor State Of The Art from San Antonio, Texas is available to read. Main event change on the show and some really entertaining matches. Click Here for more.
- I will have a rundown of State Of The Art Night 2 from Dallas up soon so stay tuned for that. Remember you can subscribe via email to be updated straight away at the bottom of the page.
- I did a Live Blog for NXT Takeover Chicago which I covered all the matches with results and reactions to matches and angles. Click Here for that.
- New Japan has started their KIZUNA ROAD tour and the first show is headlined by Michael Elgin defending his newly won Never Openweight Championship against the previous champion, Hirooki Goto in Korakuen Hall. I will have results from that show later tonight. Click Here for a spoiler free line up.
- New Japan will continue it’s KIZUNA ROAD tour with a show with a show on the 18th, 19th and 23rd. I will either have results for those shows live or soon after. Click Here for line-ups; 17 & 18 shows, 19 & 23 shows
- EVOLVE 106 & 107 is just round the corner and there is already big news about that from the NXT North American Championship Match between Adam Cole & WALTER, Joey Janela announced, Matt Riddle championship match and so much more. Click Here for that.
Welcome to my Live Blog with Results & Reactions from NXT Takeover Chicago. You can watch Takeover on the WWE Network and of course, your first month is free.
We start with a promo video talking about pain and recapping the hype for the coming matches.
We are introduced to the show by Nigel McGuinness explaining Mauro Ranallo is on assignment. Mauro is calling Showtime Boxing tonight.
Tag Championship match – Undisputed Era(c) vs Burch & Oney Lorcan
First out was Undisputed Era followed by the challengers, together. The crowd is very much behind the heels, Undisputed Era, chanting “Undisputed” and booing Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. Lorcan has so much energy and pace he is winning the crowd over. He is also very likable. Oney Lorcan took a horrible looking bump from the top rope to the edge of the ring, then to the outside. Adam Cole saved the Titles for Undisputed Era and the ref throws Cole out. The fans boo the ref and chant “Bull shit”. Everyone is one their feet chanting “nxt” after a strikefest. Undisputed Era retains the tag team championships with a double team move. That was a very good match but in the end Roderick Strong pins Oney Lorcan.
Ricochet vs Velveteen Dream
The Velveteen Dream makes his entrance first and he has a very Hulk Hogan outfit tonight, which was acknowledged by Nigel McGuinness. The Dream is very good at playing to these big crowds. Ricochet has a very cool looking cape with wings, well he makes is entrance the velveteen dream lays on the Spanish announce table. The crowd are behind the heel again in this match, cheering for “Velveteen” but Ricochet is winning some over and the strong Ricochet fans are getting louder. The crowd eventually stops battle chanting but instead chants “both these guys”. After the Dream doing some dives early in the match, Ricochet is showing him how it’s done. It almost feels redundant to mention how smooth Ricochet is. Velveteen Dream pulls off a massive superplex from the apron to the floor outside, it looked brutal, great spot. Ricochet hits the purple Rainmaker elbow but the Dream kicks out of his own move, then Ricochet hits an incredible shooting star press but velveteen dream gets the knees up for a near fall. The Dream then misses an Elbow and takes a 630 to the back. Winner Ricochet
The crowds can really make or break a show and these NXT Takeover crowds And the Chicago crowds are always great.
NXT Women’s Championship Match – Shayna Baszler(c) vs Nikki Cross
Nikki Cross comes to the ring first and gets a good reaction and Shayna get a mixed reaction. She is the first heel on this show to get boos.m when she’s introduced. Cross was jumping on the back on Baszler on the outside and Shayna just dropped Nicky on her back on the steel ramp. Baszler has a really good looking knee strike and Cross no selling it because she’s crazy makes total sense for her character. Shayna Baszler puts Nikki to sleep with a sleeper, just before Nikki pasted out she started to smile. Winner and still NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler.
Even after a great match the crowd still boos Shayna after the match. Great heel work by Baszler.
In the crowd at this Takeover we have EC3 and The former WWN Champion, The Limitless, Keith Lee.
NXT Championship Match – Aliester Black(c) vs Lars Sullivan
Sullivan makes his entrance first. The champion Aleister Black gets a good reaction from the Live Chicago crowd. This is the second Takeover the championship and Aliester Black has taken a backseat to Gargano vs Ciampa. Sullivan gets booed and Black cheered during ring introductions. Aliester Black retains in an incredible match with crowd fully behind him after a Black mass kick.
Street Fight – Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa
Its Main Event time.
On his way to the ring Gargano gets stopped by his wife, Candice LaRae, who tells Johnny to “Kick his Ass”. While brawling into the crowd after taking out the announce team, a fan shouts at Ciampa, “You’re the devil Ciampa, You’re the devil!”. This was a brutal match, at first I wasn’t sure if it could live up to the first match but it certainly did. This wasn’t a wrestling match, it was a fight, at some points, a sick fight but it was great with great storytelling and call backs like Johnny Gargano putting Ciampa through the table with the same move Ciampa used on him. Johnny have Tommaso tapping in the ring on two separate occasions after the huge table spot but in the end Ciampa hits Johnny Gargano with a DDT to the exposed wood on the ring for the victory. Winner Tommaso Ciampa.
That was a hell of a show as usual for an NXT Takeover but I could really tell the commentary team was missing something in Mauro Ranallo. McGuinness done a lot of being disgusted by the heels moves and when it went to far Nigel was the one to shout “Oh come on, enoughs enough!” And such. Really good show and definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.
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There is a lot happening in the wrestling world at the moment from WWE, NXT, ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling, I will go over some big news pieces here.
- Money In The Bank is this coming Sunday and it has been confirmed by Bryan Alverez of the Wrestling Observer Website that James Ellsworth has been signed to come back to the company, probably to appear at this Sunday’s show. Last year’s Money In The Bank show saw the first ever Women’s MITB Ladder Match which Carmella officially won after Ellsworth climbed the ladder, took down the briefcase and handed it to Carmella. Rumours are Ellsworth interfering in either the MITB Ladder Match again or Carmella’s Championship defence against Asuka.
- Earlier today WWE uploaded a Kenny Omega match to the WWE Network Hidden Gems section. In this video Kenny cuts a pre match promo against his opponent, Cru Jones and took place in Deep South Wrestling (a WWE developmental territory) on September 3rd, 2006 and ends with Kenny winning with the Sliced Bread Number 2. This was Omega’s last year in the company.
- NXT Takeover is this Saturday and Mauro Ranallo Tweeted that he would not be calling the show due to previous commitments to Showtime Boxing. The announce team will be Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.
- Also according to the Wrestling Observer, Brock Lesnar is not scheduled to be at this month’s WWE PPV, Money In The Bank, Next month’s PPV, Extreme Rule but the plan is to have Brock Face Roman and that will probably take place at WWE Summerslam.
Ring Of Honor Bits
- Ring Of Honor starts their most recent tour today(Friday, June 15th) and has two shows available on FiteTV and Honor Club. The first show is on Friday, June 15th in San Antonio, TX and the start time is 7:30pm local time. The second show is one day later in Dallas, Texas at a slightly earlier start time of 7:00pm Local time. To view my preview and full card rundown, Click Here. I will have a similar rundown of the second show here soon.
- Ring Of Honor will be in Baltimore for the Best In The World PPV. This is coming up at the end of the month on June 29th, take a look at my early Preview by Clicking Here.
- New Japan has four shows emanating from Korakuen Hall and Yamagata Big Wing, three of them will be at Korakuen Hall and one will live from the Yamagata Big Wing hall. The three shows from Korakuen Hall will take place on June 17th, 18th & 19th while the Yamagata Big Wing show will take place on June 23rd. All of these shows will be aired live on njpwworld.
- NJPW have some exciting returns this tour in the form of Jeff Cobb who will be featured in three multiman matches (missing the first Korakuen Hall show). Another exciting return to the ring for New Japan is Tomoaki Honma who was paralysed last year while taking a draping DDT. The match was stopped, the ropes removed and Honma went to the hospital where most thought he would struggle to walk again let alone wrestle. Tomoaki Honma also recently got married to a Women he met whilst in hospital. He will be in the main event tag match on the final show of this tour in Yamagata at the Big Wing hall. To view my rundown of the first two shows(17th & 18th) Click Here. To view my rundown of the second two shows(19th & 23rd) Click Here.
- EVOLVE 106 & 107 is round the corner and there has been some major changes to the cards, venue(of 106) and time changes.
- Joey Janela Tweeted a video declaring that Janela and Penelope Ford will be at both shows and he will challenge Austin Theory for the WWN Title.
- The previously announced match for the NXT North American Championship between Adam Cole and WALTER will only be for the live crowd and will not be broadcast on either FiteTV or WWNlive. For more details, the Janela video and line-ups, Click Here.
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