Mauro Ranallo: Get ready folks… it’s time for Warfare! Tonight, we are live from Louisville, Kentucky and Total Supremacy is just six days away!
Nigel McGuinness: We will find out tonight which four men will be competing in the King of the Ring semi finals, along with the two Queen of the Ring finalists!
Mauro Ranallo: Kicking things off, it’s the first of two Coalition versus Dynasty matches as Christian Cage goes one on one with Ace Austin!
Ace Austin made his way to the ring first, accompanied by KC Navarro. When Austin was in the ring, “Take Over V2” hit and the crowd cheered as Christian Cage headed to the ring. When Christian was in the ring, the referee called for the bell and the two men locked up. Christian pushed Ace into the corner, then hit him with a chop to the chest. Christian then pulled Austin out of the corner and whipped him against the ropes, before taking him down with a bodyblock. As Austin got to his feet, Christian applied a wristlock. Austin rolled through but Christian maintained control. Christian then went to whip Austin against the ropes, but Austin reversed it, sending Christian against the ropes before hitting a flapjack. Austin made the cover and the referee counted - 1… 2… Christian kicked out! Austin pulled Christian to his feet and threw him out of the ring, then began arguing with the referee, accusing him of counting too slowly. While the referee was distracted, KC Navarro attacked Christian, hitting him with a series of punches before throwing him into the ring steps! The referee turned around and Navarro quickly stepped back, protesting his innocence.
Mauro Ranallo: Oh come on, this isn’t right! KC Navarro should be barred from ringside!
Nigel McGuinness: The referee can’t send him to the back for something he didn’t see, Mauro…
Austin climbed out of the ring and grabbed Christian, slamming his head off the ring post before rolling him back into the ring. Austin then climbed to the top rope and hit a corkscrew senton, before hooking the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Christian kicked out! Austin then put Christian in an armbar and separated his fingers, before pulling a card out of his tights. He went to slice the card between Chrstian’s fingers… but before he could, Christian fought out of the armbar and slapped the card away! Both men got to their feet and Christian hit Austin with a series of punches, then dragged him towards the corner and slammed his head off the top turnbuckle. As Austin staggered backwards, Christian climbed to the top rope, before hitting Austin with a diving European uppercut! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Austin kicked out! Christian pulled Austin to his feet and whipped him into the corner, then hit him with ten mounted punches! Navarro yelled at the referee, telling him to intervene. Christian smiled, then hit Austin with ten more punches!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! Twenty mounted punches… Ace Austin must be seeing stars!
As Christian climbed down from the second rope, Austin fell to the mat. Christian rolled him away from the ropes and hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Austin kicked out! Christian pulled Austin to his feet and hit an inverted DDT, then climbed to the top rope. Christian hit a frog splash, then hooked the leg once more. The referee counted - 1… 2… again Austin kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: Impressive resilience from Ace Austin here!
As Christian got to his feet, KC Navarro reached under the bottom rope and grabbed Christian’s foot, trying to trip him up. Christian responded by rolling out of the ring, grabbing Navarro and throwing him into the ringside barrier! As Christian turned around, Ace Austin hit him with the Fosbury Flop! Austin threw Christian back into the ring, then signaled for The Fold. He went to hit it… but Christian countered with a spear! Both men got to their feet, and Christian got behind Austin, hitting the Killswitch! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Mauro Ranallo: It’s over! Christian Cage advances to the semi finals!
Christian celebrated as Warfare went to a commercial break.
When Warfare returned from the commercial break, Jade Cargill was on her way to the ring for the next match.
Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Up next, it’s Dynasty versus Coalition part two, and after KC Navarro’s involvement in the last match we understand all members of both stables have been banned from ringside.
Nigel McGuinness: Even Liv Morgan has been banned from ringside, Mauro… Wes Ikeda is making sure this match is strictly one on one!
When Cargill was in the ring, “Papercut” by Linkin Park hit and the crowd cheered as Alexa Bliss made her way to the ring. Once Bliss was in the ring, the referee called for the bell. Cargill charged towards Bliss, taking her down with a clothesline before stomping on her several times. Cargill pulled Bliss to her feet and whipped her against the ropes, then went for a knee strike, but Bliss ducked underneath it, then spun around and hit Cargill with a forearm smash. Cargill stumbled backwards and Bliss whipped her into the corner, then hit a double knee attack. Cargill fell to the mat and Bliss made the cover. The referee counted - 1… 2… Cargill kicked out! Bliss pulled Cargill to her feet and set her up with a DDT, but Cargill broke free and hit Bliss with a series of punches before taking her down with a roundhouse kick. As Bliss got to her feet, Cargill hit her with a gutwrench powerbomb!
Nigel McGuinness: What a display of strength by Jade Cargill!
Cargill hooked both legs and the referee counted - 1… 2… Bliss kicked out! Cargill pulled Bliss to her feet and set her up for a suplex, but Bliss blocked it, countering with a suplex of her own. Both women got to their feet and Bliss hit Cargill with a series of forearms, then whipped her against the ropes before hitting a shoulder tackle. As Cargill got to her feet, Bliss whipped her against the ropes once more, this time taking her down with a Thesz Press followed by punches.
Mauro Ranallo: What a turnaround… now Alexa Bliss is taking the fight to Jade Cargill!
Bliss pulled Cargill to her feet and went to whip her into the corner, but Cargill reversed the Irish whip, sending Bliss into the turnbuckles. Cargill then charged towards Bliss, hitting her with a big boot! As Bliss stumbled out of the corner, Cargill dragged her towards the center of the ring and set her up for Jaded… but Bliss countered it into a rollup! The referee counted - 1… 2… Cargill kicked out! Both women got to their feet and Bliss hit Cargill with a snap DDT, then climbed to the top rope and hit Twisted Bliss! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Nigel McGuinness: I don’t believe it! Alexa Bliss has beaten Jade Cargill, and she advances to the final!
Mauro Ranallo: This has not been a good night for Dynasty so far, Nigel… but what a night it has been for The Coalition!
As Alexa Bliss made her way up the ramp, Christian Cage walked out and gave her a hug, then raised her arm in victory. The two of them celebrated together, then made their way to the back.
When EBWF returned from commercial, Prince Devitt's music hit, igniting a mixed reaction from the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky. Devitt made his way down to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: One of these men will make their way to the semi-finals of the King of the Ring tournament. Will it be Prince Devitt? Or his opponent King Xavier?
"New Day, New Way" hit and the crowd cheered for Xavier Woods who strutted down the rampway as Christy Hemme did the introductions. Once Xavier was inside, he sized up Devitt across the ring, and the bell rang. They traded fists, and Devitt locked in the arm bar, but Woods reversed it and followed up with a Russian legsweep. He went for the cover.
Nigel McGuinness: And it's no good! Devitt kicks out!
Prince Devitt put on a headlock and King Woods struggled.
Mauro Ranallo: King Woods is reaching for the ropes, but Devitt is trying his hardest to hold him back!
Devitt tried to wear Woods down, but was unlucky, as King Xavier finally managed to battle to the ropes and grab on! Both men tussled back up to their feet and a drop toe hold by Woods took Devitt down. Woods went for a DDT but Devitt dropped him and stomped on him. Devitt chopped the chest as he slammed Woods in the corner. Woods connected with a right hand and a chop of his own but Devitt dropped Woods down. He went for the cover but Woods kicked out. Devitt hit the sling blade.
Nigel McGuinness: That's it! It's got to be over.
Devitt ran toward Woods but Woods hit him with a super kick. He went for the cover.
Devitt kicked out, and both men struggled to their feet. Woods tried for a spinning elbow but Devitt landed an overhead kick. Devitt furiously followed through with elbows to the shoulder. He grabbed Woods but Woods rolled him up for a half count as Devitt kicked out. Woods didn't let him recover as he followed through with a kick to the face before he climbed the second rope. Devitt kicked Woods down. Devitt climbed the top rope but Woods followed through with a right hand. Woods climbed the top rope and hit the superplex. He went for the cover but Devitt kicked out.
Mauro Ranallo: Prince Devitt wants this badly! Xavier Woods is wondering what he has to do!
Woods climbed the top rope. He went for the elbow but Devitt got his legs up. Devitt hit the sling blade and followed up with a dropkick onto Woods. Devitt climbed the top rope He went for the Coup de Grace. Woods moved out of the way and he rolled Devitt up but Devitt kicked out. Woods lifted Devitt up and executed the gut buster.
Mauro Ranallo: You got to move fast, Xavier!
Woods climbed the top rope and the crowd cheered as he executed a beautiful elbow drop. He hooked the leg!
Mauro Ranallo: Can you believe it, Nigel?
Nigel McGuinness: Of course I can believe it! He's KING Xavier for a reason.
Woods celebrated in the ring and had his arm raised in victory as an ad for Total Supremacy began to play.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, we’ve got Matt Riddle in action as he takes on the Rated R Superstar, Edge!
Riddle made his way to the ring first, followed by Edge. When both men were in the ring, the referee called for the bell. Edge hit Riddle with a series of punches, then whipped him against the ropes. As Riddle ran back towards him, Edge went for a big boot, but Riddle ducked out of the way then grabbed Edge’s left arm, applying the kimura submission! Edge powered out of it with a body slam, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Riddle kicked out! Both men got to their feet and Riddle hit Edge with a series of kicks, then went to whip Edge against the ropes, but Edge reversed the Irish whip, sending Riddle against the ropes before hitting a spinning heel kick. Edge grabbed Riddle by the legs, going for the Edgecator, but Riddle kicked him away and got back to his feet. Riddle hit Edge with more kicks, knocking him back against the ropes, then hit a clothesline, sending Edge over the top rope. Riddle followed Edge to the outside, but as he exited the ring, Edge hit him with a Spear!
Nigel McGuinness: Edge has a decision to make now… does he get Riddle back in the ring to pin him, or does he try and get a count out victory?
Edge dragged Riddle to his feet, rolled him back into the ring, then slid into the ring and made the cover. The referee counted - 1… 2… Riddle got the shoulder up just before the 3! Edge pulled Riddle to his feet and set him up for the Edgecution, but Riddle countered with a rollup! The referee counted - 1… 2… Edge kicked out!
Mauro Ranallo: Riddle almost stole a victory there!
Both men got to their feet and Riddle hit a running forearm, then whipped Edge against the ropes before hitting a running knee. Riddle climbed to the top rope and hit the Bro-ton splash! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Edge kicked out! Riddle pulled Edge to his feet and set him up for BroDerek, but Edge countered it into an inverted DDT. Edge hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Riddle kicked out! Edge got to his feet and crouched down, getting into position for the Spear. When Riddle was up, Edge charged towards him… but Riddle blocked the Spear, catching Edge with a knee to the face! Edge looked dazed and Riddle lifted him onto his shoulders, hitting the Bro to Sleep! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Mauro Ranallo: What an upset! Riddle gets the victory, and he will take on Xavier Woods in the semi finals!
Riddle celebrated as Warfare went to a commercial break.
When Warfare returned from commercial, Allysin Kay was on her way to the ring for the next match.
Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Still to come, Maxwell Jacob Friedman takes on Randy Orton in our main event, but up first we’ll find out whether it will be Allysin Kay or the two time Queen of the Ring Becky Lynch taking on Alexa Bliss in the tournament final!
When Kay was in the ring, “Celtic Invasion” hit and the crowd cheered as Becky Lynch stepped out onto the stage. As Lynch made her way down the ramp, Allysin Kay rolled out of the ring and charged towards Lynch, attacking her on the ramp! Kay hit Lynch with a series of punches, then lifted her up, hitting a Saito suplex.
Nigel McGuinness: Allysin Kay once again attacking Becky Lynch!
Kay threw Lynch into the ring, then yelled at the referee to call for the bell. The bell rang and Kay grabbed Lynch, but Lynch dragged Kay down to the mat, putting her in the Dis-arm-her! Kay was able to get to the ropes, and the referee told Lynch to break the hold, but Lynch kept it locked in! The referee began counting - 1… 2… 3… 4… Becky broke the hold just before the 5 count. She then pulled Kay to her feet and hit the Bex Plex, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Kay kicked out! Lynch pulled Kay to her feet and set her up for the Manhandle Slam, but Kay blocked it, then hit Lynch with the Discus from Detroit! She then lifted Lynch over her shoulder, hitting the AK47! Kay went to make the cover, then shook her head and lifted Lynch up once more, hitting a second AK47! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Mauro Ranallo: It’s over! Allysin Kay has beaten the reigning Queen of the Ring… can she take her crown on Sunday?
Allysin Kay threw Lynch out of the ring, celebrated, then made her way to the back.
“Better Than You” hit and the crowd booed as MJF made his way to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: It’s time for our main event! Will the detestable, despicable MJF become the fourth King of the Ring semi finalist, or will it be the former World Champion Randy Orton?
When MJF was in the ring, “Counting Bodies Like Sheep” hit and the crowd cheered as Orton headed to the ring. Upon entering the ring, Orton glared at MJF, who had a cocky smirk on his face. As the bell rang, MJF offered his hand to Orton, but Orton slapped it away, then hit MJF with a series of punches. MJF fell backwards onto the ropes, and Orton ran towards him, going for a clothesline… but MJF pulled down on the ropes, sending Orton to the outside. MJF then ran off the ropes and teased a suicide dive, before shaking his head. The crowd booed, and MJF reacted by flipping them off!
Mauro Ranallo: Apologies for the obscene gesture there…
Nigel McGuinness: It’s the crowd who should be apologizing Mauro, for disrespecting MJF!
MJF exited the ring and grabbed Orton, but Orton whipped MJF into the barricade, then slammed him onto the floor. Orton threw MJF back into the ring, whipped him against the ropes and hit a snap scoop powerslam, before booking the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… MJF kicked out! Orton pulled MJF to his feet and set him up for a gut wrench suplex, but MJF blocked it and shoved Orton into the corner, then slid out of the ring and grabbed Orton by the legs, tripping him up and dragging him backwards so that Orton’s groin collided with the ring post! The crowd booed, and the referee warned MJF about his conduct. MJF shrugged, then climbed up to the top rope and hit a double foot stomp to Orton’s chest. He moved Orton away from the ropes and hooked the leg, but Orton kicked out after 2. MJF pulled Orton to his feet and set him up for a suplex, but Orton countered with a suplex of his own, then hit him with the mudhole stomps. Orton then grabbed MJF’s legs, spread them apart and stomped on his groin!
Mauro Ranallo: Revenge is a dish best served cold… and speaking of cold, MJF might need some ice on that!
Orton dragged MJF towards the ropes and hit the rope hung DDT, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… MJF kicked out! As MJF got to his feet, Orton went for the RKO… but MJF blocked it and hit him with a series of punches to the back, before dragging him towards the ropes and hitting the Heatseeker. He hooked both legs and the referee counted - 1… 2… Orton kicked out! MJF got to his feet and stomped on Orton’s arm several times, then locked in Salt of the Earth!
Nigel McGuinness: Orton could be in trouble here!
Orton was able to get to the ropes, but MJF refused to break the hold! The referee threatened to disqualify him and began counting - 1… 2… 3… 4… MJF broke the hold just before the count of 5. Orton used the ropes to pull himself up, and MJF went to hit him with a clothesline, but Orton countered with a back body drop, sending MJF to the outside. As MJF hit the floor, he cried out in pain and clutched his ankle.
Nigel McGuinness: MJF looks hurt… get a medic!
Mauro Ranallo: Are you kidding me, Nigel? You know what MJF is like, he can’t be trusted!
MJF got to his feet, but as soon as he put weight on his right foot, he cried out in pain and fell to the floor. Orton shook his head in disbelief as the referee exited the ring to check on him. While the referee was distracted, Alex Kane and Richard Holliday ran through the crowd and into the ring, double teaming Randy Orton! The crowd booed as Orton tried to fight them off, but the MJF let out a loud cry to make sure the referee’s attention stayed on him. Kane hit Orton with a release German suplex, then Holliday pulled Orton to his feet and hit the Market Crash! Holliday and Kane rolled out of the ring and crouched down at ringside as MJF got to his feet. MJF rolled back into the ring, limped towards Orton and made the cover. The referee counted - 1… 2… Orton kicked out just before the 3! MJF couldn’t believe it. He punched Orton in the face several times, then dragged him to his feet and hit the Double Cross! He hooked the leg once more - 1… 2… 3! The referee called for the bell and raised MJF’s arm in victory as the crowd booed.
Mauro Ranallo: See, I told you Nigel… MJF faked that injury so the rest of Dynasty could help him out!
Nigel McGuinness: You don’t know that, Mauro… he was on the floor, he couldn’t see what was happening!
Alex Kane and Richard Holliday entered the ring and celebrated with MJF, raising his hands in the air as Warfare went off the air.