Date: April 13, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett
We’re formally on a brand new evening now and that implies issues will have to be getting the entire extra attention-grabbing. This could also be coming off of Takeover: Stand & Deliver and we’ve got moderately a couple of adjustments to handle this night. The just right factor is Raw left a sexy low bar for this display to transparent. Let’s get to it.
Here are Karrion Kross and Scarlett to break. Kross says time comes for everybody and promised to get the identify again. Finn Balor went on a tear as NXT Champion however he couldn’t keep watch over Kross and Kross controls the whole thing. He goes to carry this identify till he says in a different way as a result of nobody goes to out teach or out combat him. It doesn’t subject what you’ve completed prior to or what number of zeroes are at the finish of your test, as a result of everybody will pay the toll.
We get a video on Takeover (which begins with Michael Cole sounding like he’s speaking about Wrestlemania so we may have observed just a little of a manufacturing botch there).
Tag Team Titles: MSK vs. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick
MSK is protecting. Dain takes Wes Lee down to begin and it’s temporarily off to Maverick for a missile dropkick. Lee will get Maverick into the nook with out an excessive amount of hassle although and it’s Carter coming in with a Bronco Buster. Carter is distributed outdoor although and we take a destroy. Back with Carter German suplexing Maverick however it’s temporarily again to Dain, that means the double teaming starts.
The champs organize to knock Dain down and the Final Flash offers Lee two. Carter comes again in and tries a sundown turn, however Dain selections up Lee and Falcon Arrows him whilst additionally sitting on Carter’s chest. Dain tries to powerbomb Maverick onto Nash however handiest hits the mat, permitting Carter to return again with a springboard twisting cutter. Dain is distributed outdoor, leaving Maverick to take a Hart Attack with a Blockbuster. Carter dives onto Dain (whilst virtually leaving it quick and infrequently clearing the apron) as Lee pins Maverick to retain at 10:25.
Result: MSK b. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick – Spinebuster/Blockbuster aggregate to Maverick (10:25)
Post fit MSK leaves and this is Imperium (minus Walter) to put out Dain.
Robert Stone (in his bedazzled gloves) is attempting to get a Women’s Tag Team Title shot for Aaliyah and Jessi Kamea however Mercedes Martinez is available in, not easy her cash. She grabs Aaliyah by means of the throat however Kamea is available in to factor the problem for this night.
Long video at the ridiculously lengthy Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole Takeover primary tournament.
We get some publish fit photos of the 2 of them being taken away on stretchers, with Cole shouting at O’Reilly as they had been wheeled away. William Regal shakes his head as they’re taken against the ambulance.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Jessi Kamea
The remainder of the Robert Stone Brand is right here with Kamea, who jumps Martinez to begin. The forearms to the again and choking at 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.
Result: Mercedes Martinez b. Jessi Kamea – Air Raid Crash (1:52)
Post fit Martinez grabs Stone and chokes him towards the barricade, the place he after all will pay her off from a couple of weeks again. Martinez is going to the announcers’ desk and says she’s coming for Raquel Gonzalez.
The Way nonetheless thinks William Regal have it out for him however they’re in a position for his or her 8 individual tag. Indi Hartwell desires to deal with some, ahem, trade with Dexter Lumis. Everyone places their arms in for THE WAY….after which Austin Theory walks the mistaken means.
Isaiah Scott is in his studio and doesn’t assume a lot of Leon Ruff. It is time for him to transport on however he can’t do this. Tonight, they’re completed.
Here is Legado del Fantasma for a talk. Santos Escobar talks about how the workforce got here in combination a yr in the past and the cruiserweights have grow to be will have to see consequently. His father used to be a champion, he’s a champion and his son can be a champion, so this night it’s an open problem for a identify shot.
Cruiserweight Title: Kushida vs. Santos Escobar
Escobar, with Legado del Fantasma, is protecting. Kushida, now in trunks as a substitute of denims, dropkicks Escobar to the ground prior to the bell. Back in and Kushida knocks him to the ground once more however the specter of a dive has Escobar backing up. Instead, Kushida poses as we take a destroy. Back with Kushida in hassle at the ground and being despatched into the stairs for his efforts. Escobar will get inventive by means of striking on a Liontamer at the steps, with Kushida virtually grabbing the publish to hold on.
They get again in with some Kawada kicks giving Escobar two and the armbar is going on. Escobar switches to a double arm crank however Kushida fights up and moves his option to freedom. The hiptoss into the basement dropkick will get two and Kushida kicks him within the arm. Escobar is sat on best for a working kick to the arm and a butterfly superplex brings him back off.
Another suplex offers Kushida two however Escobar blocks the Hoverboard Lock. They business kicks to the pinnacle they usually’re each down once more. Back up and Escobar grabs a Backstabber however they pass right into a pinfall reversal series with Kushida getting a rollup for the pin and the identify at 11:04.
Result: Kushida b. Santos Escobar – Rollup (11:04)
Tommaso Ciampa says he and Timothy Thatcher didn’t win each and every battle within the Dusty Classic however they gained each and every combat. Thatcher likes the brand new demanding situations and says they’re coming. Ciampa throws down his chair and leaves.
William Regal congratulates Kushida on his win however this is Jordan Devlin to mention that used to be a pleasant win over Escobar….however all Escobar did used to be climb a ladder. Devlin continues to be the most efficient wrestler round right here and would take the identify if he wasn’t heading again to the United Kingdom. He’ll be again although, and Kushida says anytime.
Here is Dakota Kai to introduce new Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. Raquel talks about how she has been operating more difficult and coaching greater than ever prior to. Kai spotted that and gave her likelihood, which is why she debuted in Portland and went directly to win the identify. Io Shirai used to be a super champion, however the Raquel Gonzalez has begun.
The lighting fixtures pass out and this is the debuting Franky Monet, entire with canine, to break. She introduces herself as La Reina Loca and says this position 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’ll determine it out). Monet calls her one thing in Spanish and guarantees to peer Gonzalez each and every Tuesday.
That’s sufficient for Monet….and right here’s Rhea Ripley for a wonder. She involves the hoop, stares at Gonzalez, and clinks the titles in combination. We get the massive congratulatory hug however now it’s Bianca Belair coming in in addition to I think like I’m writing some fan fiction. They pose in combination and we see a photograph of the 3 of them in NXT as all of them pose with their new titles.
Pete Dunne says he had a vintage at Takeover and if somebody desires to return at him, convey it on. For now although, it’s time for him to move get a identify.
Video on Sarray, who’s coming to the ladies’s department. She debuts subsequent week.
William Regal is excited Sarray is coming however has to enter his workplace to speak to Roderick Strong and Strong’s spouse Marina Shafir. Strong arms him an envelope, which appears to be his resignation. Strong says he’s completed and Regal says he’s welcome again anytime.
Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah Scott
Ruff begins rapid and sends him to the ground the place he snaps Scott’s arm to make it worse. Back in and Scott’s arm is okay 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….most commonly misses however it used to be shut sufficient to be handed off as a working knee.
Scott catches him with a center rope Russian legsweep although and Ruff heads outdoor. A kick to the face from the apron drops Ruff and we take a destroy. Back with Scott slicing 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 massive turn dive (and sticks the touchdown). They return to the apron after which up best with Ruff snapping off a heck of a perfect hurricanrana.
Scott is again up with a fireman’s raise however Ruff turns it right into a headscissors into the nook. Another hurricanrana will get a VERY shut two on Scott however some other tremendous hurricanrana is countered right into a face first drop onto the highest turnbuckle. A flipping slam (more or less a part nelson flipped ahead, more or less like a smaller One Winged Angel) finishes Ruff at 11:07.
Rating: C+. I had numerous amusing with this one and it used to be in point of fact simply one of the vital botches that held it again. The factor that assists in keeping catching my consideration this is how a lot Leon Ruff has gotten out of this run. He principally stumbled into the entire thing and whilst he isn’t going to be some large big name or a prime eventer, he’s getting each and every unmarried factor he can out of this opportunity. Good for him for going from not anything to one thing, as no longer everybody will get to do this. Scott successful is a superb signal for his long term, and I’m curious to peer the place he is going subsequent.
Zoey Stark is happy 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 crowd will enlarge and proceed to dominate, for the reason that mat is sacred.
Isaiah Scott signifies that it’s over with Leon Ruff….who jumps him from in the back of 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 makes a decision it’s.
Shotzi Blackheart/Ember Moon/Dexter Lumis/Bronson Reed vs. The Way
The Way has some problems working out their posing prior to the bell. Theory drives Lumis into the nook to begin however Lumis hits a Thesz press into some proper arms. That’s sufficient for Theory to herald 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 means of the ladies. Lumis is available in and stares at Hartwell however LeRae breaks that up as we take a destroy.
Back with Reed working Theory and Gargano over, putting in a double splash within the nook. The double Samoan drop will get two and all 4 girls are available for the brawl. Hartwell spinebusters Moon and LeRae superkicks Blackheart. For some reason why, LeRae dives at Reed, who actually brushes her off after she crashes to the mat. Theory dropkicks Reed and the ladies get started hitting some dives onto the boys. Blackheart has Reed throw her onto the pile at ringside for the massive crash.
Back in and Lumis Silences Gargano, with Hartwell no longer breaking it up. Instead she drops down subsequent to Lumis, who tests on her, permitting Theory to hit Lumis within the head. Hartwell throws Theory outdoor and drops down in entrance of Lumis once more, so Lumis carries her off, with Hartwell smiling on the digicam and giving a thumbs up.
Reed punches Theory within the face and Moon climbs onto Reed’s shoulders for the Eclipse on Theory. LeRae sends Moon to the ground although and Gargano crotches Reed on best. Reed drops Gargano onto Theory so LeRae is going up and so much up a superplex on Reed. After LeRae finishes up placing out of the air, Blackheart breaks it up, leaving the Tsunami to complete Theory at 11:04.
Result: Bronson Reed/Shotzi Blackheart/Ember Moon/Dexter Lumis b. The Way – Tsunami to Theory (11:04)
Reed poses with the ladies whilst the Way is in shambles to finish the display.
MSK b. Killian Dain/Drake Maverick – Spinebuster/Blockbuster aggregate 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 Way – Tsunami to Theory
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has observed over 50,00zero wrestling fits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,00zero complete displays coated. You can to find his paintings at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or take a look at his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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