Carnage #19: Lethal Message Sent

Carnage Results: Episode 19

The road to WrestleMania continues to heat up as the broadcast started with a chaotic brawl between Trent Seven and the man who injured his tag team partner last week, Pac, which was broken up by the commissioner, Paul Heyman.

Cedric Alexander defeats Drew Gulak to retain the World Television Championship

Not letting the chaos disrupt the proceedings, the World Television Championship kicked off the show with newly crown champion and Beat Down Corporation member, Cedric Alexander defending the title against surprise opponent, Drew Gulak in an incredible showdown for the gold which saw many near falls until the champion had enough and connected with a Lumbar Check/Brain-buster combo before finishing off Gulak with a Frog Splash to pick up the win to retain the championship.

The champion's celebration was short lived when potential challengers made their presence know, first Xavier Woods eyed the champion before being assaulted from behind by The Rebellion's Chad Gable but that assault was short lived when Woods' former tag team partner Kofi Kingston came to the aid of his once New Day brother, appearing for the first time since his crushing loss to Apollo Crews a couple of weeks ago. Does Cedric Alexander have a problem on his hands as his reign as TV Champion continues?

In a cryptic message, the leader of "The Order" Jeff Hardy returned to inform his right hand man Seth Rollins that he will face the "Black Heart" Lio Rush under Extreme Rules at WrestleMania and told his following to get the job done

Good Brothers defeats Authors of Pain in the first round of the "No.1 Contender's Tag Team Tournament

With Moustache Mountain removed from the tournament due to Tyler Bate's injuries, the Authors of Pain needed new opponents and the Good Brothers - Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows - came knocking, reuniting for the first time in the ring since last Summer, Anderson and Gallows caught everyone off guard but their opponents - Akam and Rezar - held their own and nearly put the the former Tag Team Champions away but in his first appearance since his loss to Edge inside the Steel Cage, Anderson was hell bent on making the best of it, nearly punting Akam's head off but was met with a powerbomb but in the end all it took was a Magic Killer to put AOP away and now the Good Brothers are in the semi-finals

Karrion Kross with Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy defeats Keith Lee with Drew McIntyre via disqualification

This match was weeks in the making as Keith Lee wanted revenge against one of the men who screwed him out of the Intercontinental Title back at the Royal Rumble - Karrion Kross - Kross was given his orders by Seth Rollins to handle this problem once and for all and both men brought out their best, despite the casual distractions by everyone at ringside including Drew McIntyre and Buddy Murphy tossing in a steel chair. Kross nearly had Lee down for the count with the Saito Suplex but the Limitless one somehow kicked out and then the unthinkable happened as all hell broke loose at ringside when McIntyre laid out Murphy with a Claymore and Rollins laid out McIntyre with the Revolution Knee - the "Black Heart" emerged...

Obsessed with taking over "The Order" and getting revenge against Rollins, Lio Rush assaulted Kross with a bat but this bat had spikes and barbed wire attached, forcing the referee to throw the match out and award Kross the win via disqualification but Rush couldn't take his eyes off of his WrestleMania opponent and if this is what we're in store for in Atlanta, Seth Rollins had better prepare for the worst.

A few weeks before she defends her Women's Championship against Io Shirai at WrestleMania, Bianca Belair kept her word on her vague threat - "What happens next is on Io" - when she assaulted and slammed Io's friend Asuka through a car windshield and despite her minor beef with Io, Kairi Sane tried to defend Asuka but that wasn't enough as Bianca laid out her with a stiff right hand, sending the brutal message to Io that she made this happen and at Mania, it all comes to an end

Dakota Kai and Sonya Deville of Camp Spades defeats Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch

A few weeks before they clash in an Eight Woman Tag Team Elimination match, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair took on two members of the threat that is "Camp Spades" when they battled the prospects of the group in Sonya Deville and Dakota Kai in tag team action. Shayna Baszler was lurking at ringside making sure her students held their own against two corner stones of the Women's Division and they did for a bit until Charlotte came in like a ball of fire and looked to end things with a spear which usually sets up for Natural Selection but then the fourth member of "Camp Spades" Ronda Rousey made her presence known when she deposited a beaten up Tessa Blanchard before setting the stage for the closing moments when Kai took care of Becky on one side and Shayna, behind the referee's back, attacked Charlotte with a knee before setting up for Dakota to take advantage and hit the Kairopractor to pin Flair and pick up the win for her team.

Following the match, at the orders of Shayna for Becky screwing her out of a Women's Title match, Ronda laid out Becky with the Piper's Pit, giving us a preview of what could happen if Camp Spades wins at WrestleMania - a changing of the guard.

The Rebellion founding father Shawn Michaels arrived to Paul Heyman's office to give him a piece of his mind since he couldn't find Jon Moxley anywhere and Heyman, expecting Michaels arrival, had a few bombs for Michaels, adding stipulations to the Aleister Black vs. Triple H and Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar matches before turning Michaels' attention to a message from the former WWE Champion he has been looking for - Moxley in a undisclosed location announced that he won't be in his protective mask for long and will be seeing Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania in a Unsanctioned match before revealing he has AJ Styles and lays him out with the Death Rider on concrete - What has Shawn Michaels gotten himself into?

Rated RKO defeats The Rebellion's Zack Ryder and Wade Barrett in the first round of the "No.1 Contender Tag Team Tournament"

For the first time since 2007 (officially) Edge - in his second match back since he returned from retirement - opted to reunite with his long time friend, Randy Orton after watching last week's first round matches in the Tournament and try their hands at some more Tag Team gold.

In the main event, both Orton and Edge held their own against the two men in the Rebellion the world though were at odds but that wasn't the case but the experience of Orton and the arrogance of Ryder shifted the match in the two legends favor when Orton got the hot tag before hitting Ryder with the RKO and instead of going for the pin, Randy tagged in Edge who hit a spear on Ryder to pick up the win and secured Rated RKO's spot in the semi-finals of the tournament

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