‘NXT STAND & DELIVER 2022’ Recap + Review – Ziggler vs. Breakker, Ciampa’s Goodbye

DATE: April 2, 2022
VENUE: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)
COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

NXT Stand and Deliver 2022 brings NXT 2.0 to its largest arena to date hours before Night 1 of WrestleMania. What’s the brand bringing to the table? How’s about every championship on the line (including the Kickoff), and a Steinerized main event as Bron Breakker challenges Dolph Ziggler for the NXT Championship? Eh? Ehhhh?

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‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 02.05.2021 Recap + Thoughts – Big E vs. Crews vs. Zayn, Reigns/Edge Tease, Bryan vs. Cesaro

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

Edge continues his rounds this week on SmackDown, stopping by to potentially pick a very eager Roman Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent. Bianca Belair also teases who she’ll end up facing, Big E defends the IC Title against Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn, and Daniel Bryan tries to avenge his loss to Cesaro.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax

LINEUP

  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro
  • Ruby Riott vs. Bayley
  • Otis & Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Big E [c] vs. Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.08.2021 – #1 Contender’s Gauntlet, Profits vs. Dirty Dawgs

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week’s SmackDown features two championship matches, as Big E defends the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews and The Street Profits defend their Tag Team gold against The Dirty Dawgs. The next #1 contender to the Universal Championship is also decided in a special Gauntlet match with a very…interesting ending.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Sasha Banks
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

LINEUP

  • Big E [c] vs. Apollo Crews for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • The Street Profits [c] vs. The Dirty Dawgs for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • #1 Contender’s Gauntlet (***1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN’ 01.01.2021 – Owens vs. Uso, Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Nakamura

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The first SmackDown of 2021 features a man hell bent on revenge as Kevin Owens looks to dismantle Jey Uso in the main event. Also on the show new Intercontinental Champion Big E sees action, Daniel Bryan teams with Otis to take on Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, and Billie Kay tries to endear herself to not one but two different tag teams.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Charlotte Flair & Asuka

LINEUP

  • Big E vs. King Corbin (NR)
  • Big E & Apollo Crews vs. King Corbin & Sami Zayn (**)
  • The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina (*3/4)
  • Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. Bayley & Carmella (**1/4)
  • Daniel Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (**1/2)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso (**1/2)

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[PPV Recap] ‘TNA GENESIS 2010’ – Hogan/Bischoff Era Begins, Styles vs. Angle, Two Debuts

DATE: January 17, 2010
VENUE: The Impact Zone (Orlando, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Taz

The Hogan/Bischoff Era of TNA makes its PPV debut as TNA enters its second decade with Genesis, live from the Impact Zone. And it’s got one helluva main event on paper too as AJ Styles defends the World Championship against Kurt Angle, plus a two out of three falls match for the Knockouts Championship as ODB defends against Tara, and Beer Money takes on The New World Or-sorry, THE BAND. They take on THE BAND.

CHAMPIONS

  • TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles
  • TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: ODB
  • TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Amazing Red
  • TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Douglas Williams)

LINEUP

  • The Amazing Red [c] vs. ??? for the TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Sean Morley vs. Christopher Daniels (**1/4)
  • 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS: ODB [c] vs. Tara for the TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)
  • The British Invasion [c] vs. Hernandez & Matt Morgan for the TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • D’Angelo Dinero vs. Desmond Wolfe (***)
  • Beer Money vs. The Band (*3/4)
  • ??? vs. Abyss (DUD)
  • AJ Styles [c] vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 10.23.2020 – Murphy vs. Rollins, Law & Otis, Tribal Consequences

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

SmackDown this week features “Messiah vs. Disciple” as Seth Rollins takes on Murphy in the main event. Also on the show Otis goes to court with The Miz, Daniel Bryan returns to the ring, Bianca Belair debuts, and Roman Reigns offers up some tribal consequences for Jey Uso heading into Hell in a Cell.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Sami Zayn
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

LINEUP

  • Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, & The Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura (***)
  • Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega (**)
  • Shorty G vs. Lars Sullivan (NR)
  • Murphy vs. Seth Rollins (**3/4)

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[TV Review] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 10.16.2020 – Season Premiere, Reigns vs. Braun, New Day Farewell, Daniel Bryan Returns

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The season premiere of SmackDown features two championship matches, as The Street Profits defend against Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode and Roman Reigns defends the Universal Championship against RAW draftee Braun Strowman. Also on the show The New Day say “farewell” to the blue brand in one final six-man tag team match, Sasha Banks and Bayley have a contract signing that in no way goes off the rails, and Daniel Bryan makes his first appearance in the WWE THUNDAHDOOOOME.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Sami Zayn
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

LINEUP

  • Jeff Hardy vs. Lars Sullivan (**1/4)
  • The New Day vs. Sheamus, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura (****)
  • The Street Profits [c] vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)
  • Roman Reigns [c] vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘TNA iMPACT!’ 06.11.2004 – Team Mexico vs. Team Canada, Styles vs. Kazarian

COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Don West

This week on iMPACT! It’s all about the X-Division as AJ Styles defends his newly won X-Division Title against the man he beat this past Wednesday at the PPV Frankie Kazarian. Also on the show Kid Kash takes on The Amazing Red, Team Mexico takes on Team Canada in the main event, and we get the first Impact appearance of “The Alpha Male” Monty Brown.

CHAMPIONS

  • NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jeff Jarrett
  • NWA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
  • NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: America’s Most Wanted (“Wildcat” Chris Harris & “Cowboy” James Storm)

LINEUP

  • Amazing Red vs. Kid Kash (***1/4)
  • AJ Styles [c] vs. Frankie Kazarian for the TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)
  • 3 Live Kru vs. David Young & The Naturals (*)
  • Sonny Siaki vs. Monty Brown (SQUASH)

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[TV Recap] ‘TNA iMPACT!’ 06.04.2004 – FSN Debut, Phenomenal Return to the X-Division

COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Don West 

TNA makes its national TV debut with the first-ever edition of iMPACT!, featuring a Phenomenal return to the X-Division, a Tag Team Title match, and even an appearance by “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. 

CHAMPIONS 

  • NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jeff Jarrett 
  • NWA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Frankie Kazarian 
  • NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Kid Kash & Dallas 

LINEUP 

  • Amazing Red, Sonjay Dutt, & Hector Garza vs. Team Canada (***) 
  • Shark Boy vs. Abyss (SQUASH) 
  • Kid Kash & Dallas [c] vs. America’s Most Wanted for the NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2) 
  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH (X-DIVISION): ??? Vs. Chris Sabin vs. Elix Skipper vs. Michael Shane (***1/2) 

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.18.19 – Reigns/Nakamura, Six Pack Challenge, Hot Topic Bayley Speaks

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week on SmackDown we’ve Intercontinental Title action as Shinsuke Nakamura defends against Roman Reigns…but that isn’t the last we saw of them. Also on the show Hot Topic Bayley explains her actions on Miz TV, Drew Gulak brings back his PowerPoint presentations, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Shorty Gable vs. Curtis Axel (NR)
  • The New Day & Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (**)
  • SIX PACK CHALLENGE: Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke vs. Carmella vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose (*3/4)
  • Braun Strowman vs. Drew Gulak (NR)
  • Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & King Corbin (**1/4)

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