A Saturday night time particular this week as AEW presents their second ever Battle of the Belts. Let’s see what we’ve obtained on faucet:
- AEW TNT Title Match: Scorpio Sky (c) vs. Sammy Guevara
- AEW Ladies’s World Title Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero
- Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Match: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Dalton Citadel
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AEW Battle of the Belts 2
As soon as once more coming to you from the Curtis Culwell Middle in Garland, Texas on a particular Saturday night time! In what I think about AEW’s equal to the NWA Conflict of the Champions, we’ve obtained Battle of the Belts 2 with three title matches. As soon as once more, we’ve solely obtained sixty minutes so we’re getting proper to the motion!
Match #1. TNT Title: Scorpio Sky(c) w/ Dan Lambert vs. Sammy Guevara w/ Tay Conti
Scorpio Sky hasn’t misplaced in over 400 days and the group is type of break up for Sammy. I take that again; the group is now booing Sammy. Sammy begins scorching however Scorpio hits an enormous double leg and delivers some floor and pound. Again suplex by Sammy within the center as the group hits them with “Let’s Go Sammy/Sammy Sucks” dueling chants. Sky appears for a TKO however Sammy wiggles out they usually’re exchanging some extra chops within the center. Leap frog, again flip, diving dropkick mixture by Sammy. Each males roll to the surface and Sky drops Sammy throat first on the guard rail and lands an enormous physique slam on the surface. Sky throws Sammy into the metal steps however Sammy moonsaults off and catches Scorpio clear. Each males are on the apron now as Scorpio picks Sammy up and lands a TKO that LOOKS LIKE Sammy ought to have wound up on the ring together with his throat over the rope, however one way or the other, they each land on the apron and that seemed prefer it harm. Sky locks in a Thai clinch and delivers some knees and physique strikes to Sammy within the nook. Love the nuance of Sky incorporating some extra MMA into his arsenal underneath the tutelage of Dan Lambert. BIG again breaker by Sky. And one other. “Yet another time” pleads the group. Sky obliges. Sky appears for a fourth however Sammy hits an enziguiri and each males are down. Clotheslines from Sammy and a standing Spanish Fly get a two rely. Leaping mule kick off the highest rope by Sammy, and he’s in search of the 630! Ethan Web page is right here however so is Tay Conti! Sammy with a Capturing Star Press to the surface! Again on the within, double bounce cutter by Sammy! One, two, no! Sammy is in search of a roll up on the within however Sky is holding the ropes, however Tay Conti rips Sky’s fingers off the ropes! Roll up will get a two rely! Dan Lambert is signaling to the again… right here comes Paige VanZant! Paige and Conti brawl on the doorway means! Low blow by Sammy… GTH! One, two, three!
Winner and NEW TNT Champion: Sammy Guevara
Ranking: ***. AEW noticed the writing on the wall and turned Sammy heel ASAP. I don’t like Scorpio Sky dropping, however kudos to them for studying the room. Does this make Dan Lambert and crew the nice guys? He hasn’t lied but, I’m simply saying.
Guevara and Conti make out with a variety of tongue on the doorway ramp.
Match #2. Ring of Honor World Championship: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Dalton Citadel w/ The Boys
The Boys are right here! Wild to see Dalton Citadel on AEW TV nevertheless it’s nice. Bobby Cruise can be right here and I’m loving this. JONATHAN GRESHAM. THE OCTOPUS. YOU LOVE TO SEE IT. Code of Honor is adhered to, and we’re off! Arm ringer by Citadel to start out however Gresham rolls by means of and hits a headlock takeover. Dalton takes a powder and the boys are right here to fan him off. Citadel rolls again in and hits a low single leg adopted by a intestine wrench suplex. Leap frog, drop down, step up hurricanrana by Gresham. Gresham feigns a proper hand after which kicks Citadel within the shins. Arm ringer by Gresham as Citadel rolls by means of and grabs a waist misplaced. Gresham geese underneath and locks in a kimura with a wrist lock. Gresham shoots for a low ankle decide and traps each Citadel’s arms behind his again together with his legs as we head to a business break. Again from business and Citadel is on the surface as Gresham involves the surface, however Citadel hits a rebound hurricanrana on the underside rope. Each males commerce about twenty missed elbows within the nook however Citadel will get the higher hand and hits a facet salto throw. And one other. Deadlift overhead toss by Citadel will get a two rely. Gresham appears for a sundown flip however Citadel teases the Bang-A-Rang however Gresham rolls by means of. Each males commerce rolling cradles, roughly eight of them. Again up, Gresham hits an enziguiri however Citadel responds with a lariat. Gresham pops up and stomps on Citadel’s foot, and jumps in to an octopus maintain! Citadel is attempting to battle it off however finally falls to the bottom as Gresham syncs it in even tighter! Citadel is pressured to faucet!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion: Jonathan Gresham
Ranking: **3/4. Good win right here for Gresham, however I can’t assist however really feel like these two didn’t click on on the extent I feel we had been all anticipating. Citadel was an fascinating alternative for Gresham’s introduction to the AEW fan base, however I’m glad to see they’re taking Ring of Honor critically.
Satnam Singh, Jay Deadly, and Sonjay Dutt are right here! Satnam choke slams each Boys on the surface! Citadel flies excessive rope and Satnam catches him, after which tosses him into the steps. Within the ring, Singh distracts Gresham and Deadly hits the Deadly Injection. Lee Moriarty is right here however he will get disposes of. Matt Sydal is right here and hits Singh together with his crutch, to no avail. Singh breaks the crutch in half. DUN DUN DUN. Right here’s Samoa Joe! Deadly and Dutt don’t let Singh get to Joe. Joe’s obtained a pipe and he’s in search of vengeance. Joe and Gresham stand tall and cheers their respective title belts.
Match #3. AEW Ladies’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Nyla Rose
Nyla assaults early and throws Rosa to the surface. Large chops to Rosa who pleads for assist from the followers within the entrance row. Rosa grabs a headlock, walks up the ring submit, and hits a variation of the Acid Drop! Rosa is again in management and pounding on Nyla. Sliding lariat by Rosa however a one rely. Nyla fights up and delivers some physique pictures to Rosa within the nook. Nyla runs at Rosa who pulls down the highest rope and dumps Nyla to the surface. Rosa with a operating assault however Nyla catches her and powerbombs her on the apron! Nyla isn’t accomplished as she throws Rosa into the steps on the surface. Again contained in the ring and Rosa runs at Nyla who grabs her and hits some type of shoulder breaker? That didn’t look nice. Rosa hits the ropes and hits a head scissors right into a Russian leg sweep for a two rely. Nyla catches Rosa in mid-air and hits a operating Demise Valley Driver for an additional two rely. Single leg Boston Crab by Nyla, however she provides up on it early to ship some strikes. Rosa fights again with a number of massive clotheslines adopted by a dropkick and a Stone Chilly Stunner! Rosa lastly on her toes and hits a operating lariat within the nook adopted by the double knees off the highest to a seated Nyla. Operating dropkick to Nyla who was seated within the nook. Nyla is resting on the underside rope however Rosa hits one other dropkick. Nyla retreats to the surface and Rosa follows with a baseball slide. Thunder Rosa as much as the highest rope… tornillo to the surface! Again on the within, Rosa makes an attempt a cross physique however will get caught by Nyla. Nyla drapes Rosa on the highest rope and Nyla goes up prime! Guillotine knee drop from Nyla misses! Rosa up prime, Nyla catches her once more! Beast bomb try… Rosa counters with a Code Pink! One, two, no! Nyla fights again up and hits a pair of brief arm clotheslines for a two rely. Choke slam by Nyla and he or she’s going as much as the center rope. Miscommunication right here as Nyla misses the senton however lands on her toes? Jackhammer by Nyla will get an extended two rely. Rosa’s head is uncovered on the apron and Nyla misses a leg drop. Rosa appears for a cradle however will get two. Rosa runs at Nyla however Nyla catches her with an influence slam. Nyla picks up Rosa, Rosa rolls by means of with a hurricanrana and traps the leg… she get’s the three rely!
Winner and STILL AEW Ladies’s World Champion: Thunder Rosa
Ranking: **1/2. Much like the Gresham and Citadel match, I feel I went into this match anticipating a bit extra. This match had its moments, however general, it felt a bit of clumsy and like we had been missing any actual urgency. That being stated, a win over Nyla Rose is nice for Thunder Rosa.
Last Ideas. Whether or not it’s the truth that I had excessive hopes for this on paper, or we had been coming off of two very robust exhibits and this had lots to dwell as much as, I can’t assist however really feel a bit of underwhelmed. The group didn’t appear as invested as they had been yesterday, which might take away from the general really feel of the present fairly shortly. I’m glad we’re getting Ring of Honor publicity, and I’ll have an interest to see who Thunder Rosa strikes on to for her subsequent feud, so there have been some positives. 6.5/10.