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7:45PM: Show starting in 15 minutes! Get ready!
8:00PM: The show starts off with the fairly new video intro, then we go to Full Sail University with Bobby Roode coming out to the ring in a suit. He does his usual entrance, then grabs a mic and starts to talk. He says that he made Wrestlemania week Glorious. He claims that he “single handedly” sold out the Amway Centre. He then voices his annoyance about how people were giving Shinsuke Nakamura a proper sendoff last week. He finishes up his promo, but then gets confronted by Hideo Itami.
Itami, who is also dressed in a suit, comes to the ring. The crowd gives him a warm reaction. The two do a faceoff in the ring, with Hideo giving Roode a loud, rough slap. Roode gets very worked up about the slap and shouts at Itami. He walks towards him again but this time he gets hit with a GTS (Go To Sleep). Itami holds up the belt before he leaves the ring.
8:14PM: It is announced that next week on NXT we will see Jack Gallagher face Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Championship. The two have a short interview together backstage promoting the match next week.
8:16PM: We come back from the break and Bobby Roode is still laying on the mat from the GTS that Hideo Itami hit him with. He eventually becomes conscious again and walks out of the ring with his belt.
8:17PM: We see a WWE.COM exclusive from earlier today where Andrade Cien Almas was bad mouthing Drew McIntrye. Interesting. Commentary team says that he supposedly laid out a challenge for next week.
8:18PM: Andrade “Cien” Almas vs Danny Burch
Andrade Cien Almas faces Danny Burch, walking out to the ring with a theme that sounds similar. Maybe someone can help me out with this, but was Danny’s theme in some older WWE game? Like WWE 13 or something? Anyways.
Almas was very ruthless with Burch in this match. Burch tries to fight back with uppercuts but Almas responds with his own strikes and a rough kick to the head. He then does the double knees to Burch. After that, he ends him off with a Hammer Lock DDT for the win.
8:23PM: Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Danny Burch
8:31PM: Liv Morgan and Aliyah vs Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
Our second match this evening is Liv Morgan and Aliyah teaming up to face Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. Billie Kay and Liv Morgan start in the ring for this match. When Aliyah tags in, she gets a rough forearm from Billie. Royce tags in a does a big spinning kick to Aliyah’s head. Aliyah tries to go for a pin but Royce holds onto Billie Kay who was on the outside. Morgan gets rid of Kay and Aliyah goes for the pin again and it works. Liv Morgan and Aliyah win the match.
8:39PM: Liv Morgan and Aliyah def. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
8:41PM: Drew McIntrye vs Andrade “Cien” Almas has been announced for NXT next week. Aleister Black has also been announced for next week’s show.
8:42PM: Tye Dillinger vs Eric Young (Steel Cage Match)
It’s time for our long promoted main event, Tye Dillinger facing Eric Young in a Steel Cage match. Eric Young appeared on the ramp with the rest of Sanity also with him, but his group left him as he started to head to the ring.
This match wastes no time getting started. Tye Dillinger dramatically shuts the door to the cage when the fight starts. When we come back from a quick commercial break we see Eric Young using his feet to push Dillinger’s head against the cage. Eric Young makes the first big escape in this match by trying to climb over the cage. Tye launches him from high up on the cage and slams him on the mat. We go to another quick break.
Later on the two are on the cage. Eric Young is standing at the top of the cage and Dillinger is standing on the ropes. Dillinger falls off, and instead of Young escaping, he does an Elbow Drop off the top of the cage. A cut on Young’s head becomes very visible at this point. Young is setting up for something, but Tye reverses it into the Tye Breaker.
Tye starts crawling towards the cage door. As he is doing that, the rest of Sanity come to ringside. They close the door on him as he is about to leave. Kassius Ohno and Roderick Strong try to even the odds but Killian Dane completely takes out the two. Sanity tries to climb in the cage, but Tye keeps kicking the cage to stop them. Tye heads to the top of the cage, then does a crossbody back into the ring onto Eric Young and Killian Dane. Dane had made his way into the ring at this point. Tye Dillinger then climbs through the door to win the match.
8:58PM: Tye Dillinger def. Eric Young
That wraps up the coverage! Hope you enjoyed the show! I sure did! See you soon with more news and results.