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Scotland (June 15, 2024) Outcomes & Overview


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WWE TITLE I QUIT MATCH
CODY RHODES (C) DEF. AJ STYLES

Cody opened the present right here together with his World Title protection in opposition to Kinds. McIntyre most important eventing might be the correct name so long as he wins, I say expectantly.

I believed this match sucked. The stipulation took me out of it, because it was the standard WWE I Give up match the place the ref asks too many instances. I don’t assume Cody goes to stop after a DDT, you may let it lie, pal. I feel all I Give up matches would profit way more by being handled like submission matches, the place the ref solely will get in there when the wrestler is in a maintain of some type. The referee with the mic simply serves to get in the way in which. The violence was your backyard selection plunder, the place after a stroll and brawl, Kinds beat up Rhodes with chairs and kendo sticks. I’m not asking for Event of Demise out right here, simply make it a bit extra violent should you’re gonna promote it like it’s.

Each guys bled somewhat bit in one other little bit of primary professional wrestling that makes WWE followers lose their minds. Kinds handcuffed Cody to beat on him extra, however after distracting himself with Cody’s mother within the entrance row, Cody simply received his fingers in entrance of him anyway. Cody despatched AJ by way of a desk, then cuffed AJ to the ropes and beat on him. AJ stop when Cody threatened him with the metal steps earlier than Cody hit him with the steps anyway on the behest of his mom. You’ll see a match like this 100 instances this yr, and also you would possibly keep in mind 5 of them. This wasn’t a type of 5. *1/2

After the match, Solo Sikoa stared Cody down earlier than GOD attacked him. Kevin Owens and Randy Orton made the save as an enormous brawl broke out, getting Cody again within the orbit of the Bloodline. No TALLA TONGA, which can disappoint the numerous New Japan followers hoping he’s formally gone.

WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
ALBA FYRE & ISLA DAWN DEF. BIANCA BELAIR & JADE CARGILL (C), SHAYNA BASZLER & ZOEY STARK

We received a pre-match video of Fyre and Daybreak, exhibiting their quite a few highlights from Major Occasion. One girls from every group was within the ring, and for some time this was only a match. The heel groups ganged up on Belair & Cargill, then Baszler & Stark jumped on the Scots to show them face for the night time. All the pieces was going effective.

Then, Jade made her scorching tag. The second Jade slipped off the ropes on a springboard, this match went straight to hell. Jade was clearly shaken up on the slip, as she barely received on the identical web page as everybody else. She nearly slipped and blew her knee out on a kick to Baszler whereas she had Fyre on her shoulders. Then, Baszler put her in a choke with Jade visibly doing one thing that appeared like tapping out, to the purpose the place the announcers needed to convey it up. Belair went for a 450 on Baszler however didn’t rotate round sufficient, touchdown knees-first on Baszler’s again. Belair and Cargill hit their end on Baszler, however Daybreak stole the pin and the titles.

Jade utterly fell aside right here. I used to be out on her ever being an in-ring stud towards the top of her AEW run, however they by no means requested her to do something over her skis. Jade, EIGHT MONTHS into this WWE run, remains to be the shaky employee she was in AEW. The key distinction right here is that Jade isn’t even getting the direct focus and highlight that AEW gave her. She’s simply considered one of six our bodies out right here on this tag match, her loss being nothing notable. She’s one other identify within the crowd. Eight months into her AEW run, Jade was an undefeated drive and some weeks out from successful the TBS Title that was principally made to highlight her. She wasn’t hidden in a tag group, for higher and for worse. It’s humorous that foolish Twitter individuals will say that AEW fumbled Jade, however up to now, WWE is the one bungling the ready-made star handed to them on a silver platter. This match ended up being an absolute catastrophe. *

After the match, Daybreak and Fyre celebrated with their households within the entrance row as Michael Cole talked across the tragic passing of Fyre’s mom earlier this week. If you happen to’re gonna have this emotional second with them celebrating with their households in entrance of their house nation, possibly have them run wild on the finish of the match and triumph as an alternative of stealing the pin like heel geeks. However WWE’s concept of a particular second is way totally different to mine, and I’m used to it.

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
SAMI ZAYN (C) DEF. CHAD GABLE (W/ OTIS & MAXXINE DUPRI)

We received a QR code gimmick for what’s clearly Bo Dallas reprising the Bray Wyatt stuff, however the longer I can go with out speaking about that, the higher.

What we had right here is strictly what WWE desires their model of sports activities leisure to be. What they practice their wrestlers in NXT to do, and what they’ve developed their fanbase to imagine is storytelling in wrestling. If that is the long run, rely me out. The straightforward story of Otis and Maxxine not eager to cheat for Gable grew to become the whole focus of the match. It wasn’t the work being achieved within the ring, with Gable going after Zayn’s surgically repaired shoulder earlier than specializing in the ankle. It was all ready for the Otis sideshow. It is a lot like downturn period Nitro, the place the gang can be staring on the ramp ready for the inevitable run-in. Nothing issues till the ACTING begins. That’s not even moving into the truth that we’re doing the O-TIS factor once more, as I swear that is the third or fourth time I’ve seen this geek get a push that goes nowhere.

Gable handed Maxxine the belt to hit Zayn with behind the referee’s again, however she hesitated. Otis received in Gable’s face when he yelled at her however took a dive from Zayn. Gable received Zayn in an ankle lock, however Zayn rolled by way of and had Gable run into Maxxine on the ground. Gable took the ref for Otis to intrude, however as an alternative he took Maxxine up the ramp. Zayn hit the Helluva Kick and received this absolute sideshow of a match. It’s a disgrace, as these two most likely have a legitimately good match in them the place they inform this story in a a lot easier and fewer overwrought approach. However that is WWE, the place the motto is “Inform, don’t present.” **1/2

WWE WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH
BAYLEY (C) DEF. PIPER NIVEN (W/ CHELSEA GREEN)

What’s Piper Niven’s finisher? Would anyone on this constructing have identified what it was? Is it the Michinoku Driver she received a nearfall with right here? It will’ve been good to know, then possibly there’s an out of doors probability I’d’ve thought that Niven might win right here. There was some silliness with Inexperienced on the skin, getting ejected early within the match earlier than coming again in a Rey Mysterio masks to trigger a distraction.

The match itself was effective. It’s not 2017 anymore, as Bayley isn’t the employee she was once, however they put collectively a effective little match right here. Niven stored countering the Rose Plant, as everybody ought to as a result of it’s a horrible end, so Bayley hit a crucifix bomb to retain. Exterior of singing the Hey Bayley music, the Scottish crowd wasn’t tremendous into this one. It most likely had one thing to do with Niven not being any sort of risk alongside Bayley not being that over as a babyface. With all of that stated, this was simply the perfect match on the present up to now. ***1/4

WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
DAMIAN PRIEST (C) DEF. DREW MCINTYRE

“It’s a brand new period,” they shouted. “Vince is gone, the whole lot will change,” they proclaimed.

Eat shit, I say.

A ref bump and a screwjob end sees the European followers left shocked once more, as this firm does the EXACT identical end they did on the final Conflict on the Fort by screwing Drew McIntyre out of the title. That point, the man doing it – Solo Sikoa – was a heel. This time, it’s supposed prime babyface CM Punk that robs the hometown hero of the championship. The unique referee received bumped, resulting in Punk in a ref shirt feigning the three rely off of a Claymore Kick. Punk then hoofed McIntyre within the balls, resulting in Priest hitting the South of Heaven for the win.

A mind-bogglingly dumb sequence of occasions right here. The allegedly vital World Championship stays on placeholder champion Damian Priest, your prime babyface on Uncooked screwed a rustic out of a second two years within the making, and prime heel McIntyre is left holding the bag. The nerve of this firm to take advantage of these individuals dry on tickets, promoting them on the concept of righting the incorrect from a couple of years in the past, and punch them within the balls AGAIN is a transfer that will kill a city if it had been another promotion in historical past.

However as I stated within the preview, WWE is bulletproof. They will piss in your head, name it rain, and never even hassle to present you an umbrella. They arrive to Scotland, have three matches with hometown Scottish heroes, and finish the night time beating two of them in a row. They’ve the simplest fanbase on this planet to please, they usually nonetheless exit of their option to fuck with them whereas telling basic-ass, poorly thought out, overwrought tales. However hold telling me how nice a booker Paul Levesque is as he pulls each scrap off the Bloodline bone that he can.

I’ve requested for months upon months; somebody has to inform me what is sweet about this firm. Why are they the purple scorching ones? How is that this promoting out arenas at extortionate costs? Is it simply the model? Is it simply that they’re those everybody grew up with? If somebody might inform me what makes this place so nice that they’re doing enterprise like this, at the least I might perceive it. As a result of from what I’m taking a look at now, it’s simply individuals lining as much as be served shit month after month. I actually don’t get it.

 

The match was nothing particular. It was your WWE system most important occasion. Finisher kickouts, strikes by way of barricades, ref bumps. It’s going by way of the motions. Essentially the most attention-grabbing a part of the match was towards the start, when Priest slipped on the ACH step-up dive and took a disgusting bump on the apron in consequence. Priest was limping for the remainder of the match, however McIntyre by no means did something towards the leg or ankle. It could have been out of concern, however I feel the match will get a little bit of juice if McIntyre pounced on the harm or went after it at an opportune second within the match.

And juice is what Priest lacks. He’s not a capital-S Star, and at 41 years previous, he’s most likely by no means going to be one. However WWE will hold it pushing. Possibly they’ll flip him face in opposition to the Bloodli-I imply Judgment Day. Possibly it’ll work then. Even when it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. The individuals will hold lining up, hold standing within the rain, and hold hoping for the rainbow that by no means comes. ***



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