There's a whole lot of carnage on both sides. Dreams wrestles Ciampa down and takes his headband back. Wolfe attacked Akam and Rezar with a nightstick while Dain retrieved trash cans, steel chairs, kendo sticks, and two tables. He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. However, Dunne would escape a shining wizard attempt, hit the Bitter End and find Ricochet skying with a 450 Splash.
Ricochet is handed his North American Championship and Dunne is handed his U. With Dunne the last man standing, he goes to war with all four members of Undisputed Era. Black catches Johnny when he goes for a slingshot spear before hitting a springboard meteora for a near fall. Black follows up with more strikes, and then a bridging German suplex for a two count. Vega and Almas then came out and attacked McIntyre, standing tall with the title. At 28, Ford is nearing his prime, and a potential singles run could start to develop late in the year. She hasn't lost a single one-on-one match to this point, and Belair stepped up in a big way in the second half of 2018 in matches against Dakota Kai, Deonna Purrazzo, Mia Yim and Nikki Cross.
When we are in Liverpool, we'll be making a big announcement about the first quarter of the year. New Day puts on a tremendous performance every time they step into the ring, to be sure, but all you have to do is look at how stale the tag team division on SmackDown became toward the end of the year with a seemingly endless cycle of the New Day, The Bar and The Usos. There's a long history of teams and factions coming together to push one or multiple members of their team to the top of the ladder. Wolfe performed a on Akam through two tables. After the second countdown, Akam and Rezar entered and dominated the other participants. Over the rest of the year, McIntyre stood toe-to-toe with the likes of Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Kurt Angle and, finally, Ziggler.
The sinister Ciampa wouldn't relinquish his title that easily, however. In the main event, , , and defeated , , and and the team of and and in a. The following week, during Black's match with Raul Mendoza, Dream came to ringside and wore Black's jacket, eliciting a stare from Black. After some back and forth, Dream briefly hulks up, lands the right hands and a trio of leg drops for a near fall. Kassius Ohno vs Matt Riddle Matt immediately drops Ohno with a bicycle knee for the pin and the win as soon as the bell rings to start the match. Ricochet hits a dive on the Era in the other ring, but then Strong drops him with a chair shot. After the match, Black acknowledged Dream.
Gargano misses the running knee, but lands a superkick and then a running knee for a near fall. Young performed a into the cage on Strong. The next night she appeared in the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match, and although Moon ultimately lost her title to Baszler in New Orleans, she made her debut on Monday Night Raw that same weekend. Renee is joined at the Kickoff Show panel by Sam Roberts and Pat McAffe. Dunne is supposed to be in next, but the referees are unable to open his cage to let him out. Meanwhile in the ring, Ricochet comes off the top with a splash on the Era.
Bobby comes over and hits the Raiders with a kendo stick, then he spears Rowe into the upright table between the rings. After the third countdown, Wolfe and Dain entered the match. Strong performed a superplex off the cage on Cole onto the other participants and scored a near-fall. Dunne grabs kendo sticks, tables and trash cans as Ricochet hits a flying cross body on all of the Undisputed Era. Cole struck Young with a kendo stick and performed a on Young into a steel chair to win the match. Ricochet is back up and he starts beating on Kyle and Adam, but then Roderick Strong is in next.
The next week, after Sullivan defeated Raul Mendoza, Ohno stopped Sullivan from attacking Mendoza, staring each other down as Sullivan left the ring. It appears we have a last minute edition to the card as Matt Riddle is heading to the ring for what appears to be a showdown with Chris Hero! Gargano hits a back elbow, but Black answers with a kick to the face. We have shows in Liverpool next week. McIntyre is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Royal Rumble, and whether it's Brock Lesnar or Strowman waiting for him at WrestleMania or even a move to SmackDown , McIntyre projects as a major player and strong title candidate over the next 12 months. But Gargano's arrogance might get the best of him as Johnny Wrestling isn't Johnny Striking.
TakeOver: WarGames 2 is set to take the Staples Center in Los Angeles by storm this Saturday, November 17. A strong start from Sane was cut short when Baszler's Horsewomen mates Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir intervened, giving the title holder a route to the first fall. Tonight a group of exceptional atheletes entertained a full house in Los Angeles, in a match inspired by his vision. The next week, on the November 8 episode, Dream defeated Cezar Bononi and accepted Black's challenge to a match at WarGames, promising that Black's lips would say his name. Still, the match itself — and the entire card — were met with high praise at the end of the night. But each of the matches scheduled for Saturday is the culmination of a lengthy story, and deserving of a lengthy contest. Big-man battles with the likes of Kassius Ohno and Dominik Dijakovic would be a great spotlight, but style battles with a guy like Ricochet might ultimately be the right way to open some eyes as to what Lee is capable of.