‘WWE CLASH AT THE CASTLE 2022’ Results & Notes – Roman vs. Drew, Gunther vs. Sheamus

DATE: September 3, 2022
VENUE: Principality Stadium (Cardiff, Wales)
COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock (Live)

WWE Clash at the Castle 2022 is the company’s first big UK stadium show since SummerSlam 1992 and they roll in with a big main event as Roman Reigns tries to overcome home country advantage and successfully defend the Undisputed Universal Championship against Drew McIntyre.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNDISPUTED UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bianca Belair
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Liv Morgan
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “The Ring General” Gunther
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley
  • WWE UNDISPUTED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah

LINEUP

  • Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, & Asuka vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai, & Io Sky
  • Gunther [c] vs. Sheamus for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Liv Morgan [c] vs. Shayna Baszler for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. The Judgment Day
  • Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins
  • Roman Reigns [c] vs. Drew McIntyre for the UNDISPUTED WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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‘WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 1995’ Recap + Review – Hogan vs. Vader, Lifeguard Match, Coolest Wrestling Venue of All-Time

DATE: July 16, 1995
VENUE: Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Bash at the Beach 1995 brings the action of World Championship Wrestling to an honest to god beach, the only place that contain a main event as big as Hulk Hogan vs. Vader in a Steel Cage. Since we’re on a beach and Baywatch is a thing we’ve also got a Lifeguard match as Ric Flair and Randy Savage continue their year-long feud, The Renegade defends the Television Championship against “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, and…Jim Duggan takes on Kamala? We sure this is a WCW show?

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‘WCW BEACH BLAST 1993’ Recap + Thoughts – Superpowers vs. Masters of the Powerbomb, Flair vs. Windham

DATE: July 18, 1993
VENUE: Mississippi Coast Coliseum (Biloxi, MS)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

WCW Beach Blast 1993 features a tag team main event as Sting & Davey Boy Smith join forces against Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious aka The Masters of the Powerbomb. The NWA World Heavyweight Championship is also on the line as Barry Windham defends against “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Dustin Rhodes defends the United States Heavyweight Championship against “Ravishing” Rick Rude in an Iron Man Match. 

BUT FIRST, a movie:

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‘WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 1996’ Recap + Thoughts – The New World Organization, Brother!

DATE: July 7, 1996
VENUE: Ocean Center (Daytona Beach, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Bash at the Beach 1996 features a fight for WCW’s future as Sting, Lex Luger, & Randy Savage team up to take on the invading force of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and a mystery partner (brother). This is one of the biggest wrestling main events of all-time and it permanently alters the course of WCW’s future in both a positive and negative way. But that’s not all that’s on the show, as we’ve got additional title matches including Konnan vs. Ric Flair for the United States Heavyweight Championship, a Double Dog Collar Match between The Nasty Boys and Public Enemy, a Carson City Dollar match between John Tenta and Big Bubba, and “Desperado” Joe Gomez in his one and only singles PPV appearance against Steve “Mongo” McMichael

Okay fine it’s mostly the nWo thing that this show is remembered for.

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‘WCW GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1996’ Recap + Review – Hall & Nash, Mysterio’s Debut, Giant vs. Luger

DATE: June 16, 1996
VENUE: Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, MD)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Great American Bash 1996 features a tag team match pitting wrestling vs. football as Ric Flair & Arn Anderson of The Four Horsemen (joined by special advisor Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) take on the NFL’s Kevin Greene and Steve “Mongo” McMichael (coached by “Macho Man” Randy Savage). The World Championship is also on the line as The Giant defends against Lex Luger, a man looking to hold THREE championships at once.

OH RIGHT Scott Hall & Kevin Nash are also here to continue their “Hostile Takeover” of WCW, which may or may not come to a head next month at Bash of the Beach with one of the biggest moments in professional wrestling history. Almost forgot.

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‘WCW THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1995’ Recap + Review – Savage vs. Flair, Sting vs. Meng, Hacksaw vs. Pitbull

DATE: June 18, 1995
VENUE: Hara Arena (Dayton, OH)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

The Great American Bash returns to the WCW PPV lineup with this 1995 edition, headlined by the blood feud between Randy Savage and Ric Flair. A new United States Heavyweight Champion is also crowned as Sting & Meng battle waddle for the vacant wacant title witle, and Arn Anderson defends the World Television Title against The Renegade.

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‘WCW CHI-TOWN RUMBLE 1989’ Recap + Review – Flair vs. Steamboat, Luger vs. Windham, Loser Leaves NWA

DATE: February 20, 1989
VENUE: UIC Pavilion (Chicago, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Magnum T.A.
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Chi-Town Rumble 1989 features a legendary World Championship match as Ric Flair defends against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in the main event. Also on the show The Road Warriors defend the World Tag Team Championship against The Varsity Club, Lex Luger defends the U.S. Championship against Barry Windham, and Jim Cornette teams with his Midnight Express to take on Paul E. Dangerously and the Original Midnight Express in a Loser Leaves the NWA Match.

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‘MLW INTIMIDATION GAMES 2022’ Results + Review – Hammerstone vs. Fatu vs. Krugger, Microman in Trios Action

VENUE: Gilley’s (Dallas, TX)
COMMENTATORS: Rich Bocchini & Joe Dombrowski

Alexander Hammerstone makes his biggest World Heavyweight Championship defense so far as he battles his two biggest rivals, Jacob Fatu and Mads Krugger, in a triple threat match. Microman also returns to Dallas, teaming with Aramis and KC Navarro against Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, and Gino Medina in trios action.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Young GOAT” Myron Reed
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alex Kane
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Hustle & Power (Calvin Tankman & “The Judge” EJ Nduka)

LINEUP

  • Microman, KC Navarro, & Aramis vs. Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, & Gino Medina
  • Alexander Hammerstone [c] vs. Jacob Fatu vs. Mads Krugger for the MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

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‘NXT LEVEL UP’ 04.29.2022 Results + Review – Arianna Grace Debuts, Andre Chase vs. Quincy Elliott, Damon Kemp vs. Dante Chen

COMMENTATORS: Sudu Shah & Nigel McGuinness

NXT Level Up this week features the in-ring debut of Arianna Grace, plus Damon Kemp and Andre Chase in action.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Bron Breakker
  • NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Mandy Rose
  • NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: Cameron Grimes
  • NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Pretty Deadly (Kit Wilson & Elton Prince)
  • NXT WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne)

LINEUP

  • Damon Kemp vs. Dante Chen
  • Arianna Grace vs. Amari Miller
  • Andre Chase vs. Quincy Elliott

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‘NXT’ 04.26.2022 Results + Review – Spring Breakin’ Buildin’, Lyons/Legend II, Viking Raiders in Action

COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett

This week’s NXT features a six-person tag team match, a rematch between Nikkita Lyons and Lash Legend, and much more heading into next week’s Spring Breakin’ special.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Bron Breakker
  • NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Mandy Rose
  • NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: Cameron Grimes
  • NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Pretty Deadly (Kit Wilson & Elton Prince)
  • NXT WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne)

LINEUP

  • Nikkita Lyons vs. Lash Legend
  • Tony D’Angelo vs. Von Wagner
  • Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley vs. Legado del Fantasma
  • Solo Sikoa vs. Trick Williams
  • Viking Raiders vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade
  • Roxanne Perez vs. Mandy Rose

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