Wrasslin’ Noir Recap 2/15

NXT

The Cruiserwieght Title changed hands at the Worlds Collide event, but it wasn’t due to the champ submitting or being pinned. That unfortunate dishonor fell upon Isaiah Scott. The former champ, Angel Garza, promised to make Scott pay for allowing Jordan Devlin to walk away with the championship. Scott and Garza fulfilled the expectation of delivering a high octane, physical contest. In the end, Scott’s return to the winning ways would have to wait another day. B+

Rhea Ripley has come to accept and challenge all who may be needing a lift. She took to Raw to issue a challenge to Charlotte, but there is still the matter of Bianca Belair’s upcoming match. Belair appeared first to let the Universe know that she would not be overlooked then proceeded to be overlooked once Charlotte and Ripley hit the ring. Not one to shy away from a moment, Bianca hit back witha few of her catchphrases; she and Ripley joined forces long enough to show the visitor that she was not welcomed. A

Ring of Honor

A tag team special put teams in the ring to showcase something that the big promotion doesnt’ seem put much effort into showcasing. The former tag champs were vying for a rematch in the main event when their attempt at the Doomsday Device went sour because Jonathan Gresham ran in to help Two Man One Tag escape with the victory. B+

Friday Night SmackDown

The return of the Dirt Sheets was interrupted by the New Day with a few jokes and rebuttals ahead of their title defense against the Miz and John Morrison. The Usos made their way to the scene to also refute Miz and Morrison’s claim to be the best tag team on the brand. New Day were undone by the old entrance music distraction and would be cleared from the ring by their challengers. The segment ended awkwardly going into the commercial break. C

A women’s fatal fourway match got the main event spot because it was for a championship shot. Naomi was the heavy favorite but not Bayley’s. She would root for Alexa Bliss, Carmela, and Dana Brooke to take down the athletic Naomi. Everything seemed to go the way of the returning former champ until she was caught by a pair of Carmella superkicks that led to a pin. A-

205 Live

Jordan Devlin completed the week of celebrating his Cruiserweight championship win in a triple threat match with two former champions, Lio Rush and Tony Nese. Nese instantly to hostility to Rush being that Nese pinned him previously. Each man brought something to match leaving much doubt as to who would walk away with their arms raised. Devlin made his way back to the UK with yet another successful match against the 205 division. B

Raw

The Street Profits kicked off one of the most loaded show in some time. Given that they had no pre-existing story, they were paired with the team of Mojo Rawley and Riddick Moss. The 24/7 Title was suspended for the duration, but that wouldn’t be long with the Profits squashing their opponents to leave the stage to the 24/7 Championship. B-

How many appearances does MVP have left? He returned his interview segment for an opportunity to serve as a Paul Heyman to Drew McIntyre. It’s just a damn shame that Drew felt better delivering a Claymore than to agree to such terms. B

The Garza family feud added an episode ahead of Cedric Alexander’s match against Angel Garza. Once the dust settled, Garza prepared to send Alexander back to abscurity the same way he and Andrade had done others. Alexander would make it back to the ring only to suffer a Wing Clipper finish. C-

Losing the shot at Brock Lesnar didn’t sit well with Bobby Lashley. He set a mission to teach Ricochet a lesson and soften him up before the title match at Super Showdown. The smaller man reverse the power of Lashley to set up the 630 for the win. A-

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