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- We start with a goosebump-inducing recap of the “Who attacked Aleister Black?” saga, ending with Johnny Gargano’s superkick and declaration “I’m right here”. Then the open, and Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson wish us happy halloween and welcome us to Full Sail. Joseph pretty much flat out says Gargano attacked Black back in August, then his partners run down tonight’s line-up.
- Nikki Cross def. Mercedes Martinez via pinfall after the Purge
Crowd is excited to see the Mae Young Classic vet, and we get a 50/50 reaction as they lock-up. They go back-and-forth with each woman working an arm, but Martinez’s power serves her well with a fisherman’s suplex and some ground-and-pound. Cross tries to “crazy out” a few times and gets thrown around as a result. Nikki comes back with forearms and a clothesline, then psyches herself up by hitting herself in the head and hits a corner splash, then a bulldog, and follows with a crossbody from the top for two.
Mercedes counters Cross’ next move into a spinebuster, but can’t follow-up with anything. When they get to their feet, Martinez hits two backdrop drivers and a release German, then tries for a fisherman’s buster. Cross counters with an arm-in neckbreaker, then nails her finisher to end it.
- Nikki acts unhinged after having her arm-raised, then gets in Martinez face. When Mercedes gets on all fours and stares back, Cross breaks into a smile and says “that was fun”. Martinez smiles and backs out, then here comes Candice LeRae... dressed in all black with black lipstick! She wants answers, but Nikki laughs in her face and backs up the ramp as Mrs. Gargano says “this is our lives, it’s not funny”.
Cross is stopped in her tracks on the stage, and Aleister Black is here! The Twisted Sister backs up and makes way for Black to head to the ring, and after initially backing up herself, Candice steps right to him. Aleister wants to know where Johnny is, but LeRae says he’s not here. Black says “Your husband is GONE,” then leaves her in the ring.
- Nigel narrates a recap of The Mighty vs. Street Profits rivalry, and how Montez Ford’s knee injury cost the Evolve tag champs the last match.
- Street Profits def. The Mighty by pinfall after a frog splash (Ford on Thorne)
The Profits enter with their usual flair, but seem more serious. Shane Thorne & Nick Miller have the cup and the chains are mocking Ford & Angelo Dawkins. The Aussies try to avoid an angry Dawkins at the bell, but he manages to take them both down. Miller gets a momentary advantage, but Angelo gets to the corner for a tag and Montez cleans house with aerial maneuvers, ending with a huge dive onto both Aussies on the outside. But when he springboards back in, it’s right into a Nick Miller spinebuster... and time for face in peril.
Ford fights out when Thorne taunts a little too much, but a modified falcon arrow shuts that right down. Montez eventually makes a tag while taking a double team back drop, and Angelo runs roughshod. He almost ends with a right hand to Thorne, but Miller breaks it up. Things break down and Montez ends up taking an assisted superplex (delivered by Shane from Nick’s shoulders), but Dawkins breaks up the tag. Another chaotic series ends with Miller and Angelo on the outside, clearing the ring for the finish.
Angelo recovers their cup, and the Profits celebrate in the crowd.
- General Manager William Regal is interviewed by Cathy Kelley, and announces a pair of TakeOver matches. Tommaso Ciampa will defend against Velveteen Dream, and... here’s Aleister Black. Mr. Regal tells him what Candice told him, that Johnny isn’t here, but Aleister will get a one-on-one shot on Nov. 17. The Dutch Destroyer tells Regal the same thing he told Candice - that guy’s career will Fade... to... Black!
- After a Matt Riddle hype video, the announcers are running down the WarGames card when we have to go to a “commotion” out back. Lars Sullivan is tearing things up, angry he didn’t get the NXT title shot. But since he won’t get to face Ciampa, he’ll take it out on Velveteen Dream before he gets to TakeOver.
- Matt Riddle def. Luke Menzies via Bro-mission
The King of Bros fist-bumps his way to the ring while dancing to his G-Funk entrance music. He kicks of his flip-flops and heads into action. Menzies wins an early test of strength, and Riddle counters it with a monkey flip right into an armbar! The big Brit offers his hand, but holds on after the show of respect for a cheap shot. The former UFC fighter connects with a quick flurry, but gets thrown down and sells for Menzies for a few seconds, but a combo of strikes, a bro-ton and a flurry of elbows to the head and then he locks in his unique submission finisher.
- We get a recap of the NXT Women’s title match at Evolution, and the fallout video a wounded Kairi Sane interrupting the Three Horsewomen’s post-match interview with Cathy Kelly looking for payback.
- Lacey Evans will be in action on next week’s show, and Sullivan gets his shot at Dream on that episode.
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo via pinfall (after an elevated impant DDT on Mendoza)
Burch and Mendoza start, and Raul gets the advantage with a lucha-style speed advantage. Danny lands a pair of Europeans as soon as Carrillo comes in and gets his own tag. Humberto flips out of a double-team try, though, then he and his partner hit stereo dives on Lorcan & Burch. Carrillo tries to follow-up with a flip off the top rope, but Oney meets him with two boots to the face!
The Brit-Am Brawlers let Mendoza back in though, and he tears them both up. Raul charges into an arm-drag throw into the corner, however, and Lorcan & Burch quickly take care of business after that.
- The ERA are hanging in their spot talking trash when the War Raiders attack! Hanson & Rowe throw them around the backstage area, and end up with Bobby Fish & Adam Cole outside, lawn darting Cole into the side of truck and throwing Fish into the metal tables and chairs! Kyle O’Reilly goes down, but Roderick Strong attacks with a trash can and the numbers game pays off.
But wait! Here’s Ricochet! He dives on all of Undisputed, but Cole manages to take him out, throwing him into the barricade. Fish tries to escape through a locked door (ignoring the open garage door next to him) and gets thrown into that door by Hanson. KOR meets the same fate, and then we cut to Rowe destroying Strong inside. Everybody brawls to the ring, and Cole regains the advantage for his side with a chairshot to Rowe’s knee! The beatdown is on, but here’s the Bruiserweight! Pete Dunne has a chair and he’s ripping through the ERA! Ricochet clears the ring!
And here comes the General Manager! This is not how this is going down! At TakeOver, they’ll settle it inside of WarGames!
The faces are pumped, and the heels are incredulous as we the show ends.