January 28th, 2020
Mexico City, Mexico
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Last week’s segment between Taya Valkyrie & Tessa Blanchard is replayed, as well as the Taya/Austin vs. Tessa/Trey match, in a video package to start the show.
First Match: Josh Alexander (w/ Ethan Page) vs. Hijo Del Vikingo
Alexander shoves Vikingo to start. Alexander chops away at Vikingo. Alexander hits a Spinebuster. Vikingo hits a rebound, somersault enzuigiri. Vikingo hits a springboard dropkick.
Vikingo misses a Tope Suicida and gets hit with a lariat on the apron. Alexander rolls Vikingo back in the ring and gets a nearfall. Alexander dominates Vikingo in the corner. Vikingo fights back and locks in a Cross Armbreaker. Alexander powerbombs Vikingo to break the hold. Alexander hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Alexander gets a nearfall.
Alexander goes back to pummeling Vikingo in the corner. They trade punches. Vikingo hits a springboard enzuigiri and a springboard dropkick. Alexander leaves the ring. Vikingo hits a Tope Con Hilo. Vikingo hits an Double Jump Asai Moonsault from the crowd. Vikingo takes out Page wit an Asai Exploding Senton. Vikingo gets to the top rope. Alexander counters a Missile Dropkick with a Boston Crab attempt. Vikingo fights out and hits a lariat in the corner. Vikingo hits running double knees. Vikingo hits a 450 Splash for a nearfall.
Alexander counters a Hurricanrana with a powerbomb for a nearfall. Vikingo counters an Avalanche Fireman’s Carry Slam with a hurricanrana. Vikingo counters a German Suplex with a nearfall. Alexander rolls up Vikingo for a nearfall. Alexander bridges out of a pinfall, and goes for Tiger Driver. Vikingo counters with a Snap Rana for the pinfall in 9:44.
WINNER: El Hijo Del Vikingo
Backstage, Taya Valkyrie gives her thoughts on her upcoming three way dance for the Knockouts Championship #1 contendership.
Back from commercial, and Moose is sitting at the bottom of a stairwell, cutting a promo about making excuses, and Rhino.
Second Match: The Rascalz (Desmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) vs. Murder Clown & Pagano
Wentz is rightfully scared of Murder Clown. Murder Clown throws Wentz around. Wentz fights back and hits a series of basement dropkicks.
Xavier blind tags and takes out Murder Clown. Pagano tags in. Xavier hits a gut punch. Pagano its a singshot reverse suplex. Pagano hits a running neckbreaker. Xavier fights back with quick strikes. Wentz tags in and sends Pagano to the floor. Murder Clown catches bot Rascalz and holds them until Pagano hits a Somersault Tope.
Xavier fights back. Wentz breaks up a nearfall. Clowns double team Wentz with a Powerbomb Neckbreaker. Murder Clown hits a Tiger Feint Kick. Murder Clown gets on the top rope but Wentz counters. Rascalz hit Murder Clown with a Double Superplex. Wentz hits a Swanton Bomb. Dezmond Xavier hits a corkscrew splash for the pinfall in 5:51.
WINNERS: The Rascalz
Backstage, Michael Elgin sends a message to Eddie Edwards, ahead of the start of their Best of Five series.
Third Match: Moose vs. Taurus
They lock up. Taurus takes out Moose with a basement dropkick. They trade chops. Moose feigns a chop and kicks Taurus in the gut. Taurus comes back with a Springboard Tornillo, followed by a Tornillo to the floor.
They trade blows at ringside. Moose sends Taurus into the ring post. Moose gets back in the ring. Taurus beats the countout. Moose dominates Taurus in the corner. Moose slams Taurus into the corner. Moose hits a European Uppercut. Moose continues the attack in the corner. Taurus comes back with a ringpost Tiger Feint Kick. Taurus hits an Inverted Slingblade for the nearfall.
Moose fights back and hits a Spear for the pinfall in 6:23.
After the match, Rhino Gored Moose.
Back from commercial, and Eddie Edwards is rambling about Michael Elgin. We then watch the finish from James Storm vs. Kurt Angle from TNA Genesis for some reason. Backstage, Joey Ryan responds to Rob Van Dam’s comments, and says that Rob Van Dam’s girlfriend wants to touch his dick.
Knockouts Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Madison Rayne vs. Kiera Hogan vs. Jordynne Grace.
Hogan and Rayne attack Jordynne Grace. Grace fights off the double team. Grace hits Hogan with a draping DDT. Grace slams Rayne onto Hogan for a nearfall. Grace throws Hogan out of the ring.
Grace tenderizes Rayne in the corner with shoulder tackles. Hogan helps Rayne get out of a Muscle Buster. Grace takes out both women with strikes. Rayne stops a nearfall. Rayne and Hogan double team Grace with kicks to the back. Grace finally fights out but succumbs to the numbers advantage again. Rayne and Grace continue double teaming, while commentary talks arranges their rides home from the event.
Rayne and Hogan continue with endless double teams and then are shocked they aren’t allowed to do a double pin. They start fighting with the referee. Grace takes out both women. Grace eats a roundhouse and an enzuigiri and falls out of the ring. Honestly, I started checking out during this match. Rayne and Hogan argued some more, Grace got back in the ring, hit some power moves and Grace pinned Hogan at 8:12.
WINNER: Jordynne Grace
Backstage, Ace Austin talks about how Tessa Blanchard hasn’t beaten him.
Back from commercial, and Johnny Swinger tells Willie Mack that they need to work on their tag team. Mack tells Swinger he has one partner and one partner only, Rich Swann. Swinger reflects on how cool he was in ECW. Also backstage, Fallah Bah tries on the new tights that TJP bought him. They argue about fashion. Next week TJP will face El Hijo Del Vikingo.
Fifth Match: Reno Scum vs. Daga & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Shouting match to start…and my Sling TV app crashes.
[Please Stand By]
Back from technical difficulties and Wagner & Daga are on a roll. Wagner hits an Apron Run Senton. Daga hits an Underhook Lungblower for the pinfall in 8:06.
WINNERS: Daga & Dr. Wagner Jr.
After the match, oVe attacked Daga & Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo Del Dr. Wagner Jr.
Back from commercial, and oh god no it’s time for Susie and Rosemary and whatever the hell is going on here. I’ve stopped trying to figure this out. I’m sorry. Are they fighting? Are they friends? Who knows? Who cares? It’s embarrassing for everyone.
1st Match of a Best of 5 Series: Michael Elgin (0-0) vs. Michael Elgin (0-0)
Chain wrestling to start. Edwards and Elgin trade chops. Edwards locks in an STF but Elgin gets to the ropes. They fight to the outside. Edwards hits a tope. They trade blows at ringside. Elgin slams Edwards into the guardrail. We head to commercial.
Back from commercial and Edwards fights out of a powerbomb. Edwards hits Blue Thunder Bomb. Edwards hits a Backpack Stunner for a nearfall. Edwards transitions into a Half Crab. Edwards transitions to an STF. They trade blows. Elgin counters a Tiger Driver with a modified Air Raid Crash.
Elgin hits a series of lariats. Elgin hits a series of German Suplexes. Elgin hits a sliding elbow for a nearfall. Edwards fights back and hits a Tiger Driver for a nearfall. Edwards gets Elgin on the top rope. Elgin counters with an Avalanche Landslide for a nearfall. Elgin locks in a crossface. Elgin hammers away on Edwards with elbows. Elgin locks the Crossface back in. Edwards passes out and the referee calls for the bell at 13:47.
WINNER: Michael Elgin (1-0)