September 1, 2018
Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Sears Centre)
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Don Callis, Excalibur
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- SoCal Uncensored defeated The Briscoes via powerslam by Kazarian on Mark
- Flip Gordon won the Over Budget Battle Royale
- Matt Cross defeated MJF via shooting star press
- Christopher Daniels defeated Stephen Amell via Best Moonsault Ever
- Four Way: Tessa Blanchard defeated Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, Madison Rayne via DDT
- NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Cody Rhodes defeated Nick Aldis (c) via pinfall to win the title
- Chicago Street Fight: Hangman Page defeated Joey Janela via Rite of Passage
- ROH World Championship: Jay Lethal (c) defeated Flip Gordon via Lethal Injection
- Kenny Omega defeated Pentagon Jr via One Winged Angel
- Kazuchika Okada defeated Marty Scurll via Rainmaker
- Kota Ibushi & The Young Bucks defeated Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido via Meltzer Driver on Bandido
Segment: The Young Bucks and Cody
The Young Bucks and Cody come out as the show opens and do 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.
The Briscoes vs. SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) (Zero Hour)
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)
Over Budget Battle Royale (Zero Hour)
Participants: Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn, Jordynne Grace, MOOSE, Ethan Page, Brian Cage, Marko Stunt, Punishment Martinez, Brandon Cutler, Jimmy Jacobs, Colt Cabana, Rocky Romero, Trent Barretta, Chuckie T., Cheeseburger, Bully Ray, Tommy Dreamer, Chico El Luchadore, Hurricane Helms
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)
MJF vs. Matt Cross
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)
Christopher Daniels vs. Stephen Amell
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)
Britt Baker vs. Chelsea Green vs. Madison Rayne vs. Tessa Blanchard
Mandy Leon and Tenille Dashwood join commentary for the next match. 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)
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
Nick Aldis (c) vs. Cody 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.
Chicago Street Fight
Joey Janela vs. Hangman Page
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”.
ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Flip Gordon
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.
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.
Kenny Omega vs. 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.
Marty Scurll vs. Kazuchika Okada
Vignette where Scurll is ripped on by the off-camera guys from Being the Elite until Marty breaks their fingers.
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)
Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido vs. Kota Ibushi & The Young Bucks
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)