Mauro Ranallo: Good evening and welcome to Warfare! I'm Mauro Ranallo and with me as always is Nigel McGuinness.
Nigel McGuinness: Tonight, we are live from New Orleans and kicking things off we've got the former Women's Champion Natalya in action as she goes one on one with the two-time Queen of the Ring, Becky Lynch.
"Celtic Invasion" by CFO$ hit and the crowd cheered as Becky Lynch made her way to the ring, accompanied by Winter. When Lynch was in the ring, "Missile" by Dorothy hit and the crowd continued to cheer as Natalya headed to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: I think it's fair to say that these two superstars don't get along, Nigel... which could make for an interesting contest.
Nigel McGuinness: Don't get along is an understatement, Mauro. They hate each other!
After Natalya had entered the ring, the referee called for the bell and the two women locked up. Becky applied a headlock, but Natalya fought out of it and whipped Becky against the ropes, then took her down with a hip toss. Natalya stomped on Becky several times, then pulled her to her feet and set her up for a snapmare... but Becky blocked it, countering with a reverse DDT. As both women got to their feet, Becky whipped Natalya into the corner, then hit a springboard thrust kick! Natalya stumbled out of the corner and Becky hit a suplex, then hooked the leg. The referee counted – 1... 2... Natalya kicked out! As Becky got to her feet, she hit a knee drop on Natalya's arm, then turned her over and went for the Dis-arm-her... but before she could lock it in, Natalya rolled away and got to her feet. Becky charged towards Natalya, hitting her with a series of punches, but Natalya fought back with some right hands of her own, then whipped Becky against the ropes. As Becky ran back towards her, Natalya hit a powerslam, then grabbed Becky by the legs, locking in the Sharpshooter!
Mauro Ranallo: Becky Lynch could be in trouble here!
The referee asked Becky if she wanted to submit... but Becky shook her head and began crawling towards the ropes. She grabbed onto the bottom rope, and the referee ordered Nataya to break the hold. As Natalya did so, Becky used the ropes to pull herself up, and Natalya ran towards her, going for a clothesline... but Becky ducked underneath it and pulled down on the ropes, sending Natalya over the top rope. Becky then ran against the ropes and hit Natalya with a baseball slide! Becky rolled out of the ring, grabbed Natalya and threw her back into the ring, then climbed to the top rope and hit a diving leg drop. She hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Natalya kicked out! Becky stomped on Natalya several times, then pulled her to her feet and set her up for the Manhandle Slam... but Natalya broke free and hit a German suplex! Both women got to their feet, and Natalya hit a Michinoku Driver, then hooked the leg. The referee counted – 1... 2... Becky kicked out! Natalya pulled Becky to her feet and set her up for a powerbomb... but Becky countered with a back body drop! As Natalya got to her feet, Becky grabbed her by the arm, dragging her down to the mat and locking in the Dis-arm-her! Natalya was unable to get to the ropes, and she tapped out.
Nigel McGuinness: It's over! Becky Lynch gets the victory!
Mauro Ranallo: She might have made Natalya submit tonight... but at Fanniversary, she'll need to make Raquel Diaz quit to win the Women's Championship!
Becky celebrated as Warfare went to a commercial break.
Both men made their introductions with the crowd popping huge for The Rock. After the ring introductions, the bell rang. They locked up and grappled to the corner. Rock talked a little trash and connects with a stiff slap to the face.
Mauro Ranallo: Rock showing his dominance there!
An irate Lashley beat Rock down in the corner before hitting a running forearm. Rock collapsed, but Lashley quickly had him up and against the ropes. Lashley connected with some crossfaces but stopped before being disqualified. Lashley bounced him in the corner and punched away at him. Lashley connected with a snap suplex, but couldn’t pin Rock. Lashley grabbed him and threw him out of the ring. Lashley went outside and drove Rock into the barricade. Lashley scooped him up and drove him headfirst into the ring post. Lashley taunted the crowd and mimed a championship belt around his waist. Lashley approached Rock, but Rock hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor.
Nigel McGuinness: The Rock just devastated Lashley there!
Lashley attacked Rock on the apron and avalanched him back to the floor. Lashley posed around the ring for a few moments. Lashley attacked Rock at ringside and sent him into the ring steps. Lashley got Rock in the ring and connected with a brain buster for a near fall. Lashley applied a chin lock, but Rock fought up. Rock hit the ropes, but Lashley was ready for him, and shoulder blocked him down. Lashley once again taunted the crowd. Lashley whipped Rock to the corner and hit a nasty running shoulder to the midsection. Lashley put Rock on the top rope and punched him. Lashley attempted a superplex, but Rock punched him down to the canvas. Lashley landed on his feet and stunned Rock with a right hand. Lashley attempted a superplex, but Rock held on and knocked Lashley off again. Lashley then charged and forearmed Rock off the top rope to the apron and then the floor. Lashley went outside and charged, but they collided with a double clothesline. The referee started a count.
Mauro Ranallo: They’re going to be disqualified if they don’t get in the ring.
Both made it back into the ring before being counted out. They traded punches from their knees before getting to their feet. Rock came out on top with the exchange, so Lashley kneed him in the midsection. Lashley whipped him twice to the corner and went for a running forearm, but Rock countered into a uranage attempt. Lashley managed to counter the counter into a twisting neckbreaker. Lashley clubed the spine, and hit the ropes, but Rock dropped down and then leapfrogs him before hitting a back elbow, and spinning around for the Rock Bottom!
Nigel McGuinness: Rock has flattened Lashley!
Mauro Ranallo: What a return for the great one! The Rock has a victory over Bobby Lashley here tonight!
The Rock celebrated on the turnbuckle as his theme blared in the arena.
The scene transitioned to backstage, and the camera was pointed at the floor as the ‘clack, clack, clack’ of footsteps could be heard.
Renee Young: Excuse me, Randy? Randy, do you have a moment?
The camera swung up to see the back of Randy Orton as he walked away from Renee Young. He turned at the sound of her voice, and looked down at her. A little less jovial than the last time he saw her.
Renee Young: Randy, what are your thoughts on Paul Heyman’s offer to The Miz last week?
Randy looked away from her for a moment, and then sighed heavily.
Randy Orton: You see the Miz here this week?
Renee shook her head.
Renee Young: Do you think that’s some kind of sign about his decision?
Randy looked down at her somewhat regretfully.
Randy Orton: You know what, Renee? I’m going to go ahead and take a page out of Miz’s book and just keep my mouth shut. Excuse me.
Renee looked stunned as Randy turned from her and the scene faded back to an ad for Fanniversary.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, it's time for our main event... the Intrepid Traveler, Paul London, goes one on one with the Breakout Champion, Christian Cage!
Paul London made his way to the ring first, followed by Christian Cage. When both men were in the ring, the referee called for the bell. Christian ran at London, going for a clothesline, but London ducked out of the way, then whipped Christian against the ropes. As Christian ran back towards him, London hit a dropkick, then as both men got to their feet, London hit an inverted atomic drop, followed by a frankensteiner. London hooked both legs and the referee counted – 1... 2... Christian kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: An impressive start by Paul London! The high-flyer remains as fast as ever!
London pulled Christian to his feet and hit him with a series of backhand chops, then whipped him into the corner. London sat Christian on the top rope, setting him up for a superplex... but Christian countered with a sunset flip powerbomb!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! What a counter by Christian Cage!
Christian hooked both legs and the referee counted – 1... 2... London kicked out! Christian got to his feet and stomped on Paul London several times, then pulled him to his feet and hit a DDT. Christian climbed to the top rope and went for a frog splash... but Paul London got his knees up and blocked it! Both men got to their feet and London hit a superkick, then ran against the ropes and hit a shooting star press! He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Christian kicked out just before the 3!
Nigel McGuinness: So close to a 3 count!
London pulled Christian to his feet and hit him with a series of punches, then went to whip him against the ropes, but Christian reversed the Irish whip, sending London against the ropes before hitting a dropkick. Both men got to their feet and Christian got behind Paul London, setting him up for the Unprettier... but before he could hit it, London broke free and hit a dragon suplex. As Christian got to his feet, London hit a legsweep DDT, then climbed to the top rope. London went for the 450 Splash... and hit it! He hooked both legs and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Mauro Ranallo: It's over! Paul London gets the win!
The referee called for the bell and raised London's arm in victory. As London celebrated, Miro ran through the crowd and jumped over the ringside barrier, sliding into the ring and attacking Paul London from behind! The crowd booed as Miro pummelled him.
Nigel McGuinness: It looks like Miro is trying to take out Chris Jericho's Warfare Games team one by one!
Christian tried to help Paul London, but Miro quickly overpowered him and threw him out of the ring. He then turned his attention back to London, taking him down with the Machka Kick then locking in the Camel Clutch! As London cried out in pain, Chris Jericho ran down the ramp, carrying a steel chair. Upon seeing Jericho, Miro broke the hold and rolled out of the ring, exiting the ring just as Jericho entered it. Miro glared at Jericho, as if daring him to come after him, but Jericho stayed with London, checking on his friend. Jercho yelled "this isn't over!" then tended to Paul London as Warfare went off the air.