Carnage Results: Episode 15
Rhea Ripley defeats Shayna Baszler to become No.1 Contender to the Women's Title
In her second match since having her jaw broken, Rhea Ripley (No.2) went to battle with Shayna Baszler (No.1) with the winner advancing to Carnage: Gold Rush to challenge "The EST" Bianca Belair for the WWE Women's Championship. Throughout the match Baszler held control over Ripley even in moments where there were signs of hope for The Nightmare, somehow the Submission Magician found a way to maintain it but Camp Spades' past came back to haunt them when the music of Becky Lynch - the woman they left laying last week - glared throughout the arena and The Man's presence alone was enough for Ripley to take advantage of the distraction to score the pinfall victory and secure her spot against the champion and her shot at revenge against the woman who broke her jaw in the first place.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Tessa Blanchard and Bayley took the fight to Camp Spades
Last week we saw Camp Spades stand tall over a fallen Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, this week Becky rallied the troops and we got an all out brawl between the two waring sides - despite Bayley assaulting Sasha Banks (who came to aid Becky) before tossing her off the stage - Ronda, Sonya and Dakota weren't expecting a dark horse emerging in the form of Tessa Blanchard and an all out melee broke loose which concluded with Bayley laying out Shayna with the Fisherman's Driver before telling Becky she will always have her back but her beef with Sasha needs to be settled first. What does that mean? Has the tyranny of Camp Spades finally met it's resistance?
Adam Cole defeats Kassius Ohno
In his first single's match since the disbanding of the Undisputed Era, Adam Cole went one-on-one with Kassius Ohno as a way to send a message to Intercontinental Champion Cesaro and once again, Ohno (who requested this rematch) fell victim to the Last Shot after Mike Bennett provided a distraction long enough for the leader of The Kingdom to strike the Knockout Genius. The assault didn't stop there as Cole once again warned Ohno to inform his Kings of Wrestling mate that he's coming for that title - And Cole got his wish - But not before once again coming face to face with his past by confronting Kyle O'Reilly asking what's going on with him but once again received no response from his former Undisputed Era partner.
The Usos defeats Authors of Pain to become No.1 Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles
Two teams who once held the tag team titles respectively did battle again as The Usos battled the Authors of Pain with the winners going onto Carnage: Gold Rush to challenge the Street Profits for the Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match. After a solid back and forth contest, it came down to Jey and the returning Jimmy delivering a plethora of superkicks before Jey connected with the Uso Splash to pick up the win and finally has one more chance at the team who cost them the tag titles last November.
WWE World Television Champion Hideo Itami defeats Bronson Reed to retain the title
In a match as a "favor" to MVP of Beat Down Corporation, Bronson Reed - the winner of the Beat Down Initiative - challenged Hideo Itami for the WWE World TV Title but this week under traditional rules and once that bell rung, the question was "Can Hideo lift Reed up for the GTS?" due to the size difference and despite the "Resident Thicc Boy" dominating the entire match, all it took was a desperate Knee Plus from the champion to answer that question with "No I don't need the GTS" to pick up the win and retained the title much to the displeasure of the CEO of the BDC. Who can stop the momentum of Itami?
AJ Styles and Shawn Michaels successfully sent a strong "Final Message" to Finn Balor ahead of their clash at Carnage: Gold Rush
Just seven days before their clash at Carnage: Gold Rush, the ever bitter AJ Styles, accompanied by Shawn Michaels, couldn't get one single word out as the lights went dark and when they came back on a vengeful Prince was standing behind Styles and Finn Balor went to town both The Phenomenal One and the Hall of Famer but that was short lived as Styles quickly got the advantage before connecting with the Bloody Sunday on the floor. What more can we expect from a detested AJ Styles in the coming weeks?
New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E Langston & Xavier Woods) defeats Bobby Lashley & Street Profits in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
A reunion we never thought we would see after the wars held between two members but in the words of Kofi Kingston, "the past is the past, he can forgive but he won't forget...he's in" and for one night only, the New Day reunited in the main event to battle Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits in a huge 6-Man Tag Team match. Just seven days before he clashes with Apollo Crews for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Kofi Kingston led his brothers Big E Langston and Xavier Woods to victory after the champion made his presence felt and Kofi saw it all coming, laying out the Profits with respective Trouble in Paradise kicks before Big E broke the Hurt Lock and set up for the Midnight Hour but Kofi stared down Crews before connecting with Trouble in Paradise to Lashley to score the pinfall victory.
New Day's celebration was short as Big E gave Kofi the ring for a final stare-down between challenger and champion. Who will leave Carnage: GoldRush as WWE World Heavyweight Champion?
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