Pyro shot out on the stage as the Salt Lake City crowd went wild for EBWF Warfare. “Obsession” hit and cheers turned to boos as Mickie James came to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to EBWF Warfare. I’m Mauro Ranallo!
Nigel McGuinness: And I’m Nigel McGuinness, and we’re getting things kicked off with women’s wrestling action. Mickie James takes on Becky Lynch.
Mickie was waiting in the ring when "Celtic Invasion" hit and Becky Lynch came to the ring. She looked out over the crowd before going up the steel steps and entering between the ropes.
Mauro Ranallo: Mickie James showed her true colors last week, Nigel.
Nigel McGuinness: Or she was just supporting her husband, Mauro.
Mauro Ranallo: Well, I think her actions were dispicable.
The bell rang. They locked up and Mickie went to work on Becky's left arm. Mickie floated over into a cover for a quick one count. Becky charged after her with a few takedowns. Becky blocked a kick and got another takedown into a bridge pinfall for a two count.
Mauro Ranallo: Becky almost got her there.
Becky followed up with a backslide pinfall for another two count, and Mickie was getting frustrated. Becky pushed Mickie away and Mickie rolled out of the ring for a breather. Becky taunted her, which made her charge back into the ring, and lay in some jabs to Becky's ribs. Becky hit back to back arm drags to get Mickie grounded again. Becky kicked Mickie off the ring apron. Becky jumped out and both connected with a double clothesline on the outside.
Nigel McGuinness: There's an element of physicality in this match I hadn't been been expecting.
Mauro Ranallo: Both women set to gain some momentum here before Queen of the Ring.
The two women battled back into the ring. Mickie got Becky into a headlock. Mickie tossed Becky down by the hair. Mickie tried to come back by locking on another headlock, and throwing knees to the body of Becky. Becky caught Mickie with a leg lariat and a big back kick. Becky turned things around with an overhead suplex on Mickie, and pinned her again for a two count. Mickie tried for an armbar, but Becky rolled her up to counter.
Nigel McGuinness: Fast paced action here!
Mickie hit a flapjack, but missed a shot off the top rope. Becky connected with another overhead suplex for a two count. Becky hit a forearm to the back of Mickie's head. Mickie went flying to the outside and began to favor her right arm and shoulder. She slid back into the ring, but still held onto her arm. The referee moved over her to check on her, calling on Becky to back off. Mickie was really selling the arm, and Becky got close to jaw off to the referee. Mickie moved swiftly to hit a Mick Kick, but Becky ducked it and slammed Mickie down onto the mat, and locked her into the Dis-Arm-Her.
Mauro Ranallo: Mickie tried to get one over on the Lasskicker, but she didn't fall for it.
Mickie had no choice but to tap and 'Celtic Invasion' hit the PA as Becky's arm was raised in victory.
Nigel McGuinness: Both of these women are featured in the Queen of the Ring tournament, and we have to think that Becky is a great contender to win it all.
Mauro Ranallo: The tournament starts next week right here on Warfare!
Becky climbed the turnbuckle and threw her arms up in the air as Warfare went to commercial.
As Warfare returned from a commercial break, Andrade Cien Almas was making his way to the ring, accompanied by Charlotte and Zelina Vega.
Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Up next, Andrade Cien Almas makes his return to EBWF as he goes one on one with Pac!
When Almas was in the ring, "Gravity Lost" hit and Pac headed to the ring. After Pac had entered the ring, the referee called for the bell. Pac charged towards Almas, going for a clothesline, but Almas ducked out of the way, then turned around hit Pac with a series of punches. Almas whipped Pac into the corner, then ran at him, going for a corner dropkick, but Pac moved out of the way at the last second. As Almas got back to his feet, Pac grabbed him, hitting a pop-up sitout powerbomb. He hooked both legs and the referee counted – 1... 2... Almas kicked out! Pac got to his feet and stomped on Almas several times, then pulled him to his feet and set him up for a suplex. Almas blocked it, countering with a sitout jawbreaker. As Pac staggered backwards, Almas feinted a front kick, then hit a discus back elbow. Pac fell to the mat, and Almas hit an elbow drop, then pulled Pac to his feet and hit an inverted facelock backbreaker. He then went for a standing moonsault... but Pac got his knees up and blocked it!
Mauro Ranallo: Lightning fast reaction from Pac!
Both men got to their feet, and Pac whipped Almas against the ropes, then hit a superkick. As Almas fell to the mat, Pac grabbed him, locking in the Brutalizer! Almas tried to get to the ropes, but when he was unable to reach them he tapped out!
Corey Graves: It's over! Pac gets the victory!
The referee called for the bell and Pac broke the hold, then got to his feet. The referee went to raise his arm, but Pac shoved him away then climbed the turnbuckle, taunting the crowd. Pac made his way to the back as Charlotte and Zelina Vega tended to Almas.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, we've got the Women's Champion Trish Stratus in action as she goes one on one with Tessa Blanchard!
"Lo Horseman" by Smoke DZA hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Tessa Blanchard made her way to the ring. When Blanchard was in the ring, "Bossy" by Kelis hit and the crowd cheered as Trish Stratus headed to the ring. Upon entering the ring, Trish climbed the turnbuckle and held the Women's Championship up, then climbed down and handed the title to the referee. The referee took the title out of the ring, then called for the bell as the two women locked up. Stratus applied a headlock, but Blanchard fought out of it and hit Stratus with a series of punches, then whipped her against the ropes. As Stratus ran back towards her, Blanchard hit an arm drag, then as Stratus got to her feet, Blanchard set her up for a butterfly suplex. Stratus blocked it, then whipped Blanchard against the ropes, before hitting a spinebuster. She hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Blanchard kicked out! Stratus pulled Blanchard to her feet and whipped her into the corner, then ran towards her and went for the Stratus Splash... but Blanchard moved out of the way! As Stratus stumbled out of the corner, Blanchard hit a neckbreaker, then hooked the leg. The referee counted – 1... 2... Blanchard kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: Tessa Blanchard is taking the fight to the 8-time EBWF Women's Champion!
Blanchard pulled Stratus to her feet and dragged her back towards the corner, slamming her head off the turnbuckle. Blanchard pushed Stratus in the corner several times, then sat her on the top rope, setting her up for the Magnum. Stratus blocked it and shoved Blanchard away, then hit a diving crossbody. Both women got to their feet and Stratus hit a snapmare, then went for the sharpshooter, but Blanchard kicked her away and got to her feet. When Blanchard was on her feet, she set Stratus up for a DDT, but Stratus countered with a bridging northern lights suplex! The referee counted – 1... 2... kickout!
Mauro Ranallo: Another near fall! Trish Stratus almost had Blanchard beat there!
Stratus pulled Blanchard to her feet and set her up for the Stratusfaction, but before she could hit it, Blanchard broke free and hit jumping cutter. She hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Stratus kicked out! Blanchard pulled Stratus to her feet and set her up for the Buzzsaw, but Stratus broke free, then hit Blanchard with the Chick Kick! She hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It's over! Trish Stratus gets the victory!
Mauro Ranallo: Don't go anywhere, our main event is up next!
Stratus celebrated as Warfare went to commercial.
Christy Hemme: Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your main event of the evening! Introducing first, from Kawasaki, Japan. He is the Stone Pitbull… Tomohiro Ishii!
“Stone Pitbull” was playing over the PA as Ishii made his way down to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: We saw Tomohiro Ishii take on PAC and win last week, and I’d say he’s getting quite the upgrade here tonight.
Nigel McGuinness: He’s taking on the EBWF World Champion Chris Jericho on the main event of Warfare. I’d say so.
Mauro Ranallo: I can’t believe we’re giving this one away for free.
“Judas” hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Chris Jericho came to the stage with the EBWF World Championship perched on his shoulder. He largely ignored the crowd as he headed down the ramp, and got into the ring, giving the belt over to the referee before removing his spiked jacket. He turned to Ishii, and the crowd came alive. The referee rang the bell. Ishii charged Jericho and backed him into the corner. Jericho got a cheap shot in, and Ishii responded with a right hand.
Mauro Ranallo: Oof! The power of that punch.
Jericho got him into a side headlock and they stumbled. Ishii whipped him off, and Jericho shoulder blocked him down. Jericho taunted the crowd and laughed when they started to boo. They locked up again, but Ishii rolled through and did a kip up before applying a side headlock. Jericho whipped him off, but Ishii shoulder blocked him down.
Nigel McGuiness: Two can play at that game!
Ishii then countered a leapfrog into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. The crowd ‘oohed’.
Mauro Ranallo: Tomohiro Ishii almost had a win over the world champion!
Jericho chopped the chest a few times and sent Ishii into the ropes, but Ishii used the momentum to go over the top and onto to the apron. Jericho went for a springboard dropkick, but Ishii uppercut him out of the ring. Ishii then took him out with a suicide splash off the apron. Ishii sent him into the barricade and connected with a running forearm. Ishii put him in the ring and went to the top rope. Ishii leapt, but Jericho dropkicked him out of mid-air for a two count.
Nigel McGuinness: Jericho trying to even the playing field here.
Jericho flipped Ishii over, and locked on a chinlock, which Tomohiro immediately tried to fight off and move to his feet. He succeeded, but Jericho chopped him. Ishii sent him into the corner, but Jericho did a slingshot over him. Ishii then uppercut him a number of times in the corner and the crowd started to count. Jericho then countered into a backslide attempt, but Ishii fought him. Ishii sent him to the apron, but Jericho went to the top rope. Jericho went for a double axe handle, but Ishii uppercut him out of mid-air for a near fall.
Mauro Ranallo: Jericho just got his bell rung there.
Ishii grabbed Jericho by the legs, but Jericho countered into an inside cradle for a near fall. Ishii went for a springboard uppercut, but Jericho countered with a Codebreaker that sent him out of the ring. Jericho went outside to quickly grab him. Jericho deadlifted him and put him back in the ring. Jericho picked up another near fall. Jericho slapped him in the back of the head and put him in the corner. Ishii came back with an uppercut and caught him with a deadlift superplex for a near fall.
Nigel McGuinness: Neither of these men will stay down!
Ishii ran into a boot, and Jericho took him down with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Jericho and Ishii traded punches with Ishii coming out on top. Ishii then connected with a lariat before trying for a vertical drop brainbuster. Jericho countered into a back drop, but Ishii rolled through. Jericho rolled out and applied the Walls of Jericho. Ishii rolled through that and punched him. Jericho stumbled back, and Ishii ran at him toward the corner, until to run right into...
Mauro Ranallo: The Judas Effect!
Nigel McGuinness: Jericho with the cover!
Mauro Ranallo: What a fight!
Nigel McGuinness: I thought Ishii had Jericho’s number!
Mauro Ranallo: I won’t disagree with you, Nigel!
The referee brought the world championship back into the ring, and Jericho yelled at him to raise his hand. Warfare went off the air with Jericho raising the EBWF World Championship in victory.