After a video package hyping the card, fireworks shot out from the stage and the camera cut to Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness at ringside.
Mauro Ranallo: Get ready folks… it’s time for Gateway to Glory! Tonight, we are live from the sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and what a show we have in store for you!
Nigel McGuinness: There are two championship matches scheduled as Britt Baker defends the Women’s Championship against the Queen of the Ring, Allysin Kay, and in our main event the reigning King of the Ring, Xavier Woods will challenge “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for the EBWF World Title!
Mauro Ranallo: We’ve also got a ladder match to determine the new number one contender for the Xavier’s Breakout Championship, and there will be women’s tag team action as Queen’s Court take on Liv N Bliss.
Nigel McGuinness: Up first though, we’ve got another women’s match to look forward to as Tam Nakano goes one on one with Aalyah Gutierrez!
Aalyah made her way to the ring first, followed by Tam Nakano. Both women received a positive reaction from the crowd. After the referee had called for the bell, the two women locked up and Nakano applied an arm twist, but Aalyah managed to roll out of it then put Tam in a headlock. Nakano managed to force Aalyah to break the hold by hitting her with a series of punches to the midsection, before whipping her against the ropes and hitting a shoulder block. As Aalyah got back to her feet, Tam went for a clothesline, but Aalyah ducked out of the way then hit a snapmare. As Nakano got to her feet, Aalyah whipped her against the ropes, before hitting a dropkick. Both women got to their feet and Aalyah hit Tam with a series of punches, but Tam fought back with some right hands of her own, then knocked Aalyah down with a spinning kick. She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Aalyah kicked out!
Mauro Ranallo: Tam Nakano with a near fall!
Nakano pulled Aalyah to her feet and set her up for a tiger suplex, but Aalyah blocked it then hit a neckbreaker. Aalyah followed up with a leg drop, then hooked the leg. The referee counted - 1… 2… Nakano kicked out! Aalyah pulled Nakano to her feet and whipped her into the corner, then hit her with a series of punches and kicks. Aalyah sat Nakano on the top rope, setting her up for a frankensteiner, but Nakano fought back, knocking Aalyah onto the mat before hitting a diving senton! She hooked the leg once more and the referee counted - 1… 2… Aalyah kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: Another near fall! Once again, Aalyah is showing impressive resilience!
Nakano pulled Aalyah to her feet and set her up for the Violet Screwdriver, but Aalyah blocked it, countering with a suplex. She then ran towards the ropes, hitting Tam with a springboard moonsault! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Tam kicked out! Aalyah pulled Nakano to her feet and hit her with a series of punches, then followed up with a drop toe hold, causing Tam to land on the second rope. Aalyah ran against the ropes, going for the 619… but Tam moved out of the way! As she got to her feet, Nakano whipped Aalyah against the ropes, then ran at her, hitting the Violet Shoot. Nakano then pulled Aalyah to her feet and set her up in a hammerlock, before hitting the Twilight Dream! Both of Aalyah’s shoulders were down, and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Mauro Ranallo: It’s over! Tam Nakano gets the victory!
Nigel McGuinness: You have to believe Tam will be watching the Women’s Championship match closely later, Mauro… if she can keep up this winning streak, she’s bound to be in contention for a title shot sooner rather than later!
After the match, the camera cut backstage to The Coalition's locker room and the crowd cheered at the sight of the Goddess, Alexa Bliss. Alexa was in her ring gear, but her ribs were heavily bandaged. Alexa was warming up for the match when Liv Morgan walked up to her.
Liv Morgan: You ready?
Alexa Bliss: Yep, you?
Liv nodded but had a look that suggested otherwise which Alexa noticed.
Alexa Bliss: What is it?
Liv Morgan: I don't think you should be out there tonight.
Liv Morgan: Come on Lexi, your ribs are still injured, you came extremely close to having a collapsed lung, and you were just barely cleared. Please let me take care of Queen’s Court by myself tonight.
Alexa sighed again.
Alexa Bliss: Look Liv I know that you care about me, hell you proved that when you used yourself as a human shield to protect me which is something that nobody else has done for me. But trust me I'm fine and we'll both take care of Queen’s Court tonight, ok?
Liv thought about it for a brief moment.
Liv Morgan: Okay.
The two hugged for a moment before a knock on the door was heard.
Alexa Bliss: COME IN!
At her invitation the door opened, revealing Arisa Hoshiki dressed in more formal clothes for her commentary role. As the fans popped for Arisa’s arrival, Liv eyed Arisa with a hint of suspicion and stepped forward to put herself between the new arrival and her best friend. Alexa shook her head and waited for Arisa to explain herself. Arisa smiled and stepped into the room, hands held behind her back.
Arisa Hoshiki: Hey there, I heard you were back in the building and wanted to check in on you. Are you okay?
Alexa sighed, then nodded.
Alexa Bliss: I’m fine, Arisa. I’m going to go out there and take care of Queen’s Court with Liv.
Arisa leaned forward and looked at the bandaging around her ribs.
Arisa Hoshiki: Now I admire your fighting spirit, but are you sure you should be going out there? Trust me, as someone who’s fought her more often than most I know really well how much damage Utami-san can do. We could probably find someone else to team up with Liv.
Alexa shook her head.
Alexa Bliss: No, I’m going to do this. There’s no way in hell I’m letting Utami get her way tonight. The doctor says I can get in the ring, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Arisa nodded as if this was the answer she was expecting.
Arisa Hoshiki: You’ve got a real competitor’s heart, and I thought you’d feel that way. So I brought you both something to get you that extra boost of energy before your match tonight.
Arisa moved her hands in front and held out two slurpees as the fans cheered. Liv looked surprised while Alexa smiled at the revelation. After they accepted the slurpees Arisa stepped toward the door and stopped short to look over her shoulder.
Arisa Hoshiki: I’m going to get back to the commentary table before they notice I’m gone. Best of luck tonight!
As Arisa left, Liv and Alexa looked to each other and then to the Slurpees. Both of them nodded and tapped the Slurpee cups together as a toast while the fans cheered. A moment later we returned to the action.
As the camera cut back to the arena, a briefcase could be seen hanging above the ring and several ladders were set up around the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: Up next, we’ve got a ladder match to determine the number one contender for the Breakout Championship! Who will retrieve that briefcase, and earn the right to challenge Xavier Woods?
Nigel McGuinness: It won’t be Max Caster tonight, I’m afraid. Caster is injured and unable to compete here tonight, so this Triple Threat ladder match is now a singles ladder match between Jeff Hardy and Seth Rollins.
Mauro Ranallo: Just nine weeks from Fanniversary, and one of these men is preparing to take on King Xavier. Who will it be?
Rollins was to the ring first, followed by Jeff Hardy. Christy Hemme made the introductions as the camera focused on the briefcase hanging above the ring. The two men stared each other down for a long moment before the bell finally rang.
Mauro Ranallo: We are off and this crowd here in Dallas is on fire tonight!
They locked up. Rollins pushed Jeff into the corner and got in a few right hands and knees. Rollins continued working Jeff over and down in the corner. Rollins tossed Jeff to the outside and grabbed a steel chair.
Nigel McGuinness: We... this is a ladder match, but this is perfectly legal...
Rollins drove the chair into the gut and then cracked it over Jeff's back. Rollins grabbed a ladder, tossed it inside and started climbing up. Jeff quickly got in the ring and knocked it over with Rollins falling to the mat. Rollins dodged a Twist of Fate attempt, but Jeff threw him into the corner and hit a dropkick to the chest. Jeff picked up the ladder that was pushed over, set it up, and started climbing. Rollins kicked at the ladder and Jeff came falling off and into the corner. Rollins attempted a stomp on Jeff, but Jeff rolled out of the way pushing Rollins into the ladder and knocking it over. Jeff grabbed a steel chair, set it up near Rollins, and backed up running toward him. Rollins caught and threw Jeff down back first on top of the steel chair.
Nigel McGuinness: That looked nasty!
Rollins grabbed the ladder and threw it over Jeff. Rollins took the ladder by the base and continued to pound it down on Jeff's body. Rollins got Jeff with a huge spinning heel kick. Rollins tossed Jeff out of the ring before hitting the ropes and taking Jeff out with a suicide dive.
Mauro Ranallo: Seth Rollins putting it all on the line here.
Rollins got under the ring and the crowd cheered as he grabbed a table and began to position it closer to the ring.
Nigel McGuinness: Again perfectly legal, but these men need to climb the ladder to win this opportunity.
With the table set up, Rollins grabbed a steel chair and tried to lock Jeff’s head inside. Jeff broke free, Rollins tried to hit Jeff with the chair and Jeff moved. Rollins then hit the steel ring post with force. Jeff Irish whipped Rollins into the steel ring steps. Rollins countered jumping up on top of the steps, turned, jumped, but it was for naught as Jeff nailed him with a steel chair. Jeff threw Rollins face first off the ring barricade. He set up the chair near Rollins, backed up, jumped off and connected with a body splash into Rollins up against the ring barricade. Jeff grabbed another chair and threw it against the back of Rollins. Jeff put Rollins on top of a table near the ring, went up to the top turnbuckle and jumped! Rollins moved and Jeff crashed through the table near the edge of the entrance ramp. Rollins grabbed a new ladder and tossed it inside the ring. Rollins set the ladder up under the briefcase.
Nigel McGuinness: The world title opportunity is just within Seth Rollins grasp.
Jeff was back up. He got in the ring and pulled Rollins off the ladder. He then started climbing up and over Rollins. Jeff touched the briefcase a few times as he moved around on the hook. Rollins climbed up underneath Jeff and got him on his shoulders. Jeff countered by hitting a sunset flip powerbomb off the ladder to the ring below. The crowd went wild.
Mauro Ranallo: Dallas, Texas cannot believe it!
Jeff tried to get his wits about him and began climbing back up the ladder slowly. Jeff got his hands on the briefcase when Rollins pushed the ladder over and Jeff crashed in the corner. Rollins grabbed Jeff and put him up on the top turnbuckle. Rollins gave Jeff a superplex off the turnbuckle onto a ladder below. Rollins hit part of the ladder as he hit the superplex. Both men were slow, but Rollins was back up, and attempted another suplex on Jeff, but Jeff countered and hit Rollins with a Twist of Fate.
Nigel McGuinness: Climb the ladder, Jeff!
Jeff instead went to the top rope and attempted a Swanton Bomb. Rollins got his knees up.
Mauro Ranallo: That may have been Jeff's best chance.
Rollins landed a high knee in the corner on Jeff. He attempted a bulldog, but Jeff lifted Rollins up, turned, and threw Rollins over the top rope. Rollins went crashing through the table on the outside! Jeff grabbed the ladder and set it up under the briefcase.
Nigel McGuinness: Rollins is back on his feet!
Seth did a springboard off the top rope and took out Jeff with a double axe handle. Rollins tossed Jeff out under the bottom rope. Rollins left the ring. He grabbed a steel chair and then locked it up around Jeff's neck. Seth tried to throw Jeff into the steel ring post, but Jeff blocked and threw Rollins into the steel ring steps. Jeff grabbed the chair and started hitting Rollins repeatedly with it. Hardy grabbed another chair and threw it right at Rollins.
Mauro Ranallo: Jeff Hardy trying to ensure that Rollins stays down.
Jeff moved a table near the ring apron and then went over to the announce table.
Nigel McGuinness: That won't be necessary, Jeff. What are you doing?
Jeff dismantled the announce table and threw the top cover at Rollins. Jeff started clearing the Spanish announce table and then grabbed a steel chair hitting Rollins with it. The crowd was cheering as Jeff sent Rollins into the side of the announce table and then tossed him on top. Jeff grabbed a steel chair and cracked it in the face of Rollins. Hardy grabbed a tall ladder and set it up near Rollins who was on top of the Spanish announce table. Jeff started climbing up and got to the top. Jeff threw up the Xtreme guns and hit a huge Swanton Bomb off the top of the ladder and crashed into Rollins breaking the announce table in half.
Mauro Ranallo: Mama Mia! These men aren't even moving.
Officials and referees immediately attend to both men on the ground. Rollins is back to his feet first. He gets back into the ring and struggles to set up a ladder. Jeff was stumbling around and eventually fell back into the ring. Rollins couldn't believe it and starts climbing up the ladder favoring one leg. Jeff was climbing up on the other side, and they met at the top. Jeff and Rollins exchanged right hands up top while reaching for the briefcase. Rollins kicked at and landed right hands on Jeff who fell off the ladder and onto the mat.
Nigel McGuinness: Seth Rollins! Rollins is on his own at the top.
Rollins reached up and grabbed the briefcase. He held it up above his head as the crowd cheered an epic match.
Nigel McGuinness: How is this only our second match of the evening?
Mauro Ranallo: That was one for the ages, and Seth Rollins finds himself in sole possession of the #1 contendership for the Breakout Championship. What more could happen tonight?
Seth Rollins continued to celebrate as a promo package for Fanniversary began to play.
After the match, the camera cut backstage to a locker room door marked ‘QUEEN’S COURT MEMBERS ONLY’. The door opened, out of which stepped Utami Hayashishita. Loud boos sounded out from the sea of fans as the Crimson Queen tucked on the lapel of her coat. Brimming with confidence she nodded toward the door behind her. Mina Shirakawa stepped out to a mixed reception, still decked out in her Bloody Angel attire. In her right hand Mina held the flagpole from which the banner of Queen’s Court hung. Utami turned to face Mina, that smug grin back on her lips.
Utami Hayashishita: We are moments away from the most decisive victory yet for Queen’s Court, Mina. Tonight our combined strength is going to crush every last bit of defiance out of the crippled goddess and her little sidekick. It will be glorious.
Mina nodded slowly, too slowly for Utami apparently. The Crimson Queen raised an eyebrow as she asked a question.
Utami Hayashishita: Do you doubt our coming victory, Mina?
Mina shook her head quickly.
Mina Shirakawa: No! No, of course not. We’re going to destroy them tonight, they’ve already shown their weaknesses to the world.
Utami reached over and lifted Mina’s chin up so their eyes met.
Utami Hayashishita: Good. And remember that when I gave you that rose it was more than just a simple gift. It was an expression of expectation. You were ever so beautiful when you despatched that child two weeks ago. I expect you to treat Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan no different than you treated her. Attack without mercy and rip both of them to shreds so there is nothing left of them to defy us. Am I understood?
Mina nodded again, seeming flustered by the dark intensity filling Utami’s voice and expression.
Mina Shirakawa: Clearly. I won’t disappoint you tonight, Utami. I’m going to prove you were right about me.
Utami laughed a little and lowered her hand
Utami Hayashishita: Wonderful. Then lead the way to the ring, my knight.
Mina hoisted the flag pole across her shoulders and started making her way toward gorilla position. Utami lingered behind and pulled her cell phone out. With a raised eyebrow she tapped another message before locking the phone away in the private locker room. Once she caught up with Mina, a third figure approached them. The fans booed loudly as it turned out to be Kevin Steen.
Kevin Steen: I just want to say good luck in your match tonight against Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan. You know it'll be fun to watch little Lexi get destroyed while her friend watches.
Utami laughed and bowed to him, then offered remarks of her own.
Utami Hayashishita: The same to you. I wish you great success in destroying Christian Cage so completely that he is never able to annoy us with his presence again. It will be a gift to the entire EBWF locker room.
With that they nodded to each other and went their separate ways.
"Riot of Flowers" hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Queen’s Court made their way to the ring.
Christy Hemme: The following tag team contest is set for one fall. Introducing first, Utami Hayashishita and Mina Shirakawa, QUEEN’S COURT!
Mauro Ranallo: This will be the first time we see these two team up. The Crimson Queen clearly has one thing on her mind tonight: the destruction of Liv N Bliss.
Nigel McGuinness: It's also their first appearance on an EBWF pay-per-view and they have a chance to make an impact against two former Women's champions. A Queen’s Court victory tonight would be an earth shaking moment in EBWF.
As the two women entered the ring, Mina had a bright smile on her face while Utami had a cold expression as she posed with an outstretched arm to boos from the crowd. "Riot of Flowers" turned off and a few moments went by as the crowd eagerly waited for the other team. "Papercut" by Linkin Park hit and the crowd cheered loudly as Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan appeared on stage. The two stood on the stage for a few moments as they soaked in the crowd reaction before they made their way to the ring.
Christy Hemme: And their opponents Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan, LIV N BLISS!
Mauro Ranallo: For the last couple of weeks the status of this match was up in the air due to Alexa Bliss' injury.
Nigel McGuinness: It wasn't just this match but more importantly we all wondered about the status of Alexa's career but surprisingly she's been cleared to compete tonight.
Liv N Bliss entered the ring as the music cut off. The crowd chanted "We all missed you" which brought a smile to Alexa's face.
Mauro Ranallo:This crowd is happy to see Alexa Bliss back in the ring.
Nigel McGuinness:There was doubt that we'd ever see her wrestle again Mauro and this crowd is glad that she is back in action.
Alexa and Utami got on the apron of their respective corners as the ref called for the bell. Liv and Mina met in the middle of the ring. Mina offered a handshake but Liv smacked her hand away and began to punch Mina repeatedly.
Mauro Ranallo: As we've seen the last couple weeks Liv Morgan does not trust Mina Shirakawa.
Nigel McGuinness: Liv believes that Mina, Utami and Rhea Ripley all conspired to injure Alexa Bliss.
Liv Irish whipped Mina toward the ropes and nailed her with a clothesline. Mina got to her and was hit with a suplex. Liv tried to pick Mina up but Mina hit her with a forearm strike to the face and followed up with a dropkick taking Liv down. Mina went for an inverted Boston crab but Liv countered into a roll up and Mina kicked out at 1. When the two got to their feet, Liv ran at Mina but was taken down with a Lou Thesz press.
Mauro Ranallo: Great back and Forth action so far!
Mina hit Liv with a suplex and went for the pin.
Mina put Liv in a chinlock, but Liv eventually got to her feet and elbowed Mina in the stomach several times to break the hold and hit a New Jersey Buster on Mina. Liv got to her feet and went to her corner.
Mauro Ranallo: It looks like Liv is gonna make the tag.
Liv went to tag Alexa in but stopped herself just before she could make it. Alexa looked confused and Liv shook her head and could be heard saying "I'm sorry Lexi" before she turned her focus back to Mina.
Mauro Ranallo: Why didn't Liv tag Alexa in?
Nigel McGuinness: Well we heard her say earlier that she doesn't think Alexa should be competing in this match due to her injury and I think Liv is trying to protect Alexa by not letting her into the match.
Liv ran the ropes for an attack but Mina caught her with a spinning backhand fist and tagged Utami in. Utami hit a belly to back suplex and followed up with a judo throw when Liv got to her feet. Utami mounted Liv and rained down punches. Utami picked Liv up and hit a Samoan drop. Utami looked over at Alexa who was staring daggers into her. In response Utami smiled and dragged Liv toward the corner and stretched her arm out telling Alexa to tag in. The crowd began to cheer as it seemed that Alexa was about to get into the match. Alexa tagged in but when she went to enter the ring Utami kicked the ropes into her ribs.
Mauro Ranallo:Utami immediately going after those injured ribs.
Alexa clutched her ribs as Utami taunted the crowd. Alexa tried to get to her feet but Utami punted her in the ribs. Utami picked Alexa up and hit a powerbomb which caused Alexa to cry out in pain.
Mauro Ranallo: Good God that was a vicious powerbomb.
Nigel McGuinness: Each attack to Alexa's ribs has to feel like thunder and lightning in her stomach.
Utami began to tear at the bandaging around Alexa's ribs and eventually tore it off. Utami held up the bandages as the crowd booed. The camera cut back Alexa showing a massive bruise around her rib area.
Nigel McGuinness: Oh my God!
Utami threw the bandages at Liv who responded by trying to get into the ring but was stopped by the referee, allowing Utami to start choking Alexa. Utami let go as the ref turned around, Utami knelt down behind Alexa and blew a kiss at Liv before she began to dig her elbow into Alexa's ribs causing her to scream in agony before Utami hit an elbow strike to the ribs. The crowd looked toward the ramp and the camera cut to show Christian Cage walking down to ringside with a concerned look on his face.
Mauro Ranallo: Here comes Christian Cage.
Utami tagged in Mina as Alexa was crawling toward the ropes. Alexa got to the ropes where Christian Cage was standing at ringside and the camera picked up their conversation.
Christian Cage: You don't have to do this just let Liv handle this.
Alexa Bliss: No, I'm not leaving her alone.
Alexa used the ropes to pull herself up to her feet. Alexa and Mina locked up and Alexa hit Mina with a Suplex. When Mina got to her feet Alexa hit a Dropkick and followed up with Insult to Injury. Alexa went for the pin
Mauro Ranallo: Alexa has managed to get back in this thing.
Nigel McGuinness: Well Mina didn't go straight for the ribs and instead allowed Alexa time to recuperate.
Alexa went for a DDT but Mina slipped out and hit an inverted DDT. Alexa tried to get to her feet but Mina hit her with a dropkick. Mina pulled Alexa to her feet and went for the GSS but Alexa slipped behind and pushed Mina into the corner and followed up with a monkey flip. Alexa whipped Mina into the ropes but Mina managed to hook her arms on the top rope to stop the momentum.Alexa charged at Mina but Mina sidestepped and sent Alexa out of the ring. As the referee checked on Mina, Utami took advantage by shoving Alexa ribs first into the English announce table and followed up with a powerbomb on the announce table which didn't break.
Mauro Ranallo: Oh come on this isn't right.
Nigel McGuinness: Utami promised that she'd break what was left of Alexa and that's exactly what she's trying to do.
Utami threw Alexa back into the ring and Liv went over to confront Utami but the referee turned around and ordered both women to get back to their corners. Mina managed to recover and turned around to see Alexa down in the ring.
Nigel McGuinness: Mauro it appears just like the referee Mina didn't see Utami's attack either.
Mauro Ranallo: You're right, she’s got no idea what the Crimson Queen just did to Alexa Bliss!
Mina looked confused but Utami yelled at her to end it. Mina went for the GSS and hit it this time before going for the pin.
Mauro Ranallo: How did Alexa kick out?
Nigel McGuinness: Heart, that's what it is. But how much longer can even her heart of hearts keep her going?
Mina was shocked while Utami was furious. Utami reached out and tagged herself in. Alexa was crawling towards her corner, Utami grabbed her foot to try to stop her but Alexa kicked Utami in the head with the other foot to get her off. Utami was stunned and Alexa managed to tag in Liv to cheers from the crowd. Liv took Utami down and began to rain down punches.
Nigel McGuinness: Liv is unleashing her anger on the Crimson Queen.
As Liv continued to attack Utami the camera cut to show Alexa Bliss laid out near the corner as EMTs came down to check on her alongside Christian Cage.
Mauro Ranallo: This does not look good.
Nigel McGuinness: Alexa was already injured going into this match and the targeting of the ribs by Utami has almost certainly worsened that injury.
As the EMTs and Christian carefully got Alexa out of the ring and helped her to the back, in the ring Utami hit Liv with a lariat and tagged in Mina. Mina locked in an inverted Boston crab but Liv quickly managed to get to the ropes and Mina was forced to break the hold.
Mauro Ranallo: Queen’s Court has the advantage now that this has turned into a handicap match.
Nigel McGuinness: With Alexa being taken out Liv now has to fight an uphill battle.
Mina hit the rope-hung DDT and went for the pin.
Mina went for a GSS but Liv slipped out. Mina next went for a clothesline but Liv performed a Matrix style dodge and gestured at Mina to bring it. When Mina went for a dropkick, Liv dodged and hit a standing double foot stomp. Mina used the ropes to pull herself up in the corner but Liv charged and hit a knee strike, Mina staggered out of the corner and was hit with a step-up enzuigiri and Liv let out a scream as the crowd cheered.
Mauro Ranallo: Liv is back in control.
Liv hit the Jersey Codebreaker and Mina staggered back into the ropes. Liv went for ObLIVion but Utami caught her in mid air with a forearm strike. Utami tagged herself in and hit the BT Bomb and went for the pin.
Utami lifted Liv up before the 3 and had a wicked smile on her face. Utami dragged Liv to her feet and hit a lariat. Utami dragged Liv up again and went for Rose's Thorns but Liv slipped out and hit Utami with an enzuigiri. Both women were down, all of a sudden the crowd cheered loudly and the camera cut to show Alexa Bliss walking down the ramp clutching her ribs.
Nigel McGuinness: How the hell is Alexa able to come back out here?
Mauro Ranallo: I think it's just like you said Nigel, she's got heart.
Alexa got onto the apron and reached out for a tag. Liv crawled over and made the tag to Alexa while Utami tagged in Mina. The crowd cheered as Alexa charged and hit Mina with a clothesline and followed up with another one. Alexa went to whip Mina into the turnbuckle but Mina reversed with one of her own sending Alexa into the turnbuckle. Mina charged but Alexa dodged the attack and landed on Mina's back before hitting a Code Red.
Nigel McGuinness: Alexa is turning the tide here.
Alexa went for the DDT but Mina pushed her into the turnbuckle, as Alexa staggered out of the corner Utami kneed her in the ribs causing Alexa to collapse and clutch her ribs. The crowd booed as Utami taunted them, a sadistic smile on her face. However, as she was taunting Liv Morgan ran across the ring and knocked her off the apron. Utami got to her feet but Liv ran over and hit a suicide dive taking Utami back down.
In the ring Mina picked Alexa up and went for the Glamorous Driver MINA but Alexa slipped behind and caught Mina with a roll up.
Nigel McGuinness: She got her!
The bell rang and Alexa rolled out of the ring where Liv was waiting and the two hugged while in the ring Mina looked shocked and Utami was furious.
Mauro Ranallo: Despite her injury Alexa Bliss has stunned Queen’s Court!
Utami didn’t bother going up the ramp, and instead hopped the barricade and left Mina behind. Mina rolled out of the ring, hesitated as she caught sight of Alexa and Liv, then hopped the barricade to catch up with Utami. As Liv and Alexa went up the ramp with their arms raised in victory, Alexa held her bruised side with her free hand. This was the scene as a video package began to play, recapping the feud between Christian Cage and Kevin Steen.
After the video package ended, the camera cut to the announcers at ringside.
Mauro Ranallo: Ladies and Gentlemen our next match will most certainly not be for the weak hearted.
Nigel McGuinness: Absolutely not Mauro ,these two men want to tear each other apart and they will get to do so under No Disqualification rules.
Mauro Ranallo: Wait a minute folks I'm getting word that there is a commotion going on backstage.
The camera cut to the backstage area where Kevin Steen and Seth Rollins were attacking Christian Cage.
Mauro Ranallo: Oh come on.
Nigel McGuinness: It looks like Kevin Steen is not waiting for the match.
Steen and Rollins stomped on Christian repeatedly before Kevin mounted Christian and rained down punches to the head. The camera cut to another part of the building showing the Coalition's locker room door being blocked by a forklift.
Mauro Ranallo:This looks like a set up.
Nigel McGuinness: Somebody has to stop this.
The camera cut back to the beat down going on in the hallway.
Seth Rollins: Get him in position.
Steen pulled Christian up to his knees and restrained his arms while Rollins took a few steps back.
Mauro Ranallo: Oh no.
Rollins went for the Curb Stomp but he as well as Kevin quickly backed away when he saw someone coming in that direction.
Nigel McGuinness: It's Samoa Joe.
Joe put himself between Christian and his attackers.
Mauro Ranallo: Thank God for Joe.
Joe offered his hand to Christian who took it and Joe helped him to his feet…only to hit him with a Uranage on a nearby crate.
Mauro Ranallo:WHAT THE HELL?
Rollins and Steen laughed and Joe picked Christian up and threw him to Steen who hit a Pop-up Powerbomb on the floor.
Kevin Steen:This is what you deserve, you piece of shit.
Nigel McGuinness: Well it looks like the match is not taking place.
The trio slowly walked away from the scene as a video package to promote the Women’s Championship match began to play.
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio hit and the crowd booed as Allysin Kay made her way to the ring for the match.
Mauro Ranallo: And here comes Allysin Kay, who dominated the Queen of the Ring tournament but has been on something of a losing streak since then. Can she get back to winning ways tonight and become the new Women’s Champion?
When Kay was in the ring, “The Epic” hit and the crowd cheered as Britt Baker headed to the ring. Once Baker was in the ring, Christy Hemme introduced both superstars.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is set for one fall, and it is for the EBWF Women’s Championship! Introducing first, the challenger. From Detroit, Michigan, she is the reigning Queen of the Ring, and “The Baddest Bitch in the Building”... Allysin Kay! And her opponent, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the EBWF Women’s Champion… Dr Britt Baker, DMD!
The crowd cheered and began chanting “DMD!” as the referee called for the bell. The two women locked up and Baker immediately dragged Kay down to the mat, going for the Lockjaw… but Kay fought out of it and both women got back to their feet. Kay then put Baker in a headlock, but Baker broke free and shoved Kay against the ropes, before clobbering her with a forearm smash. Baker went for an Irish whip, but Kay reversed it, sending Baker into the opposing set of ropes before taking her down with a shoulder block. As Baker got to her feet, Kay went for a big boot, but Baker ducked out of the way, then hit Kay with a fisherman’s neckbreaker. She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Kay kicked out! Baker got to her feet and stomped on Kay several times, then sat her up and hit a series of elbow strikes to the neck and shoulder.
Nigel McGuinness: Britt Baker trying to injure Allysin Kay’s shoulder there, which would make the Lockjaw extra painful!
Baker pulled Kay to her feet and set her up for a suplex, but Kay blocked it, then broke free and hit Baker with a series of punches, knocking her back into the corner. Kay then took several steps back, before charging towards Baker, hitting her with a corner avalanche! As Baker staggered out of the corner, Kay lifted her up, hitting a brainbuster. She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Baker kicked out! Kay looked frustrated at only getting a two count, and she yelled at the referee, telling him to count faster. She then pulled Baker to her feet and dragged Baker towards her, going for a clothesline… but Baker ducked out of the way, then hit Kay with a swift kick to the midsection, followed by a snap DDT! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Kay kicked out!
Mauro Ranallo: What quick reactions from Britt Baker to swing the momentum back in her favor… but Allysin Kay isn’t done yet!
Baker pulled Kay to her feet and went to whip her into the corner, but Kay reversed the Irish whip, sending Baker into the corner. Kay then sat Baker on the top rope, before hitting a superplex! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Baker kicked out! Kay pulled Baker to her feet and lifted her up, going for the AK47… but Baker wriggled free and threw Kay out of the ring, then followed her to the outside. Baker hit Kay with a reverse STO, then grabbed the steel steps and placed them down next to Allysin Kay. As Kay tried to get back up, Baker ran towards her, jumping up off the ring steps and hitting Kay with a Curb Stomp!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! That might have knocked Allysin Kay out cold!
Nigel McGuinness: Britt Baker has to make a decision now, Mauro… does she try and get Allysin Kay back in the ring and go for the pinfall, or does she see if she can win via countout instead?
Baker opted for the latter, rolling back into the ring as the referee began the 10 count. As the referee reached the count of 7, Kay began to stir… she got to her feet at the count of 8, stumbled towards the rung as the referee counted 9… and slid back into the ring just before the 10 count! Baker looked stunned, and she immediately grabbed Kay, going for the Lockjaw… but Kay countered it into the Kay-Gato-Jime!
Nigel McGuinness: Allysin Kay managed to make Britt Baker pass out with this hold this past Monday on Warfare… if the same thing happens tonight, we’ll have a new champion!
Baker tried to fight out of the hold, but was unable to do so. The referee asked her if she wanted to submit, but Baker refused, then kicked her legs out, managing to get her foot on the ropes! The referee ordered Kay to break the hold, and after being threatened with a 5 count, Kay released Baker. Baker rolled out of the ring to give herself a moment to recover, but Kay followed her to the outside and dragged her towards the steel steps. Kay then lifted Baker up, powerbombing her onto the steps! Baker cried out in pain and Kay threw her back into the ring, then went for the pin. The referee counted - 1… 2… Baker kicked out just before the 3! Kay let out a scream, then pulled Baker to her feet, setting her up for the Cut-throat… but Baker countered with a bulldog, then put Kay in the Lockjaw!
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin Kay could be in trouble here… is she going to tap out?
Kay was unable to reach the ropes, but after a struggle she was able to roll over, pinning Baker’s shoulders onto the mat. The referee counted - 1… 2… Baker kicked out! Both women got to their feet, and Kay went for the Discus from Detroit, but Baker ducked out of the way then hit Kay with a superkick. As Kay tried to get to her feet, Baker hit her with the Curb Stomp! She hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It’s over! Britt Baker retains the title!
The referee called for the bell and handed the Women’s Championship to Britt Baker, then raised her arm in victory! Baker celebrated, then exited the ring. As Baker made her way up the ramp, the camera cut back to Allysin Kay, who had grabbed a microphone from ringside. Baker’s music was cut, and she turned around to listen to what Allysin Kay had to say. Kay yelled into the microphone, her voice echoing through the arena as she uttered two simple words…
Allysin Kay: I QUIT!!!
Kay threw the microphone onto the mat and exited through the crowd.
Mauro Ranallo: Is Allysin Kay serious? Did she really just quit?
Nigel McGuinness: I’m not sure, Mauro… we’ve all said things we don’t mean in the heat of the moment, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Mauro Ranallo: Here we go, it’s time for our main event! Will King Xavier Woods be able to end Bray Wyatt’s reign of terror as the EBWF World Champion?
“New Day New Way” hit and the crowd cheered as Xavier Woods stepped out onto the stage. Woods looked around at the crowd, then walked down the ramp, his facial expression rather serious as he headed towards the ring.
Nigel McGuinness: Well this is interesting, Mauro. Xavier doesn’t seem to be his usual upbeat self, and did you notice he hasn’t brought the Breakout Championship out with him?
Mauro Ranallo: Maybe he wants to keep his waist free in case he becomes the new World Champion tonight, Nigel. As for Xavier showing his more serious side… that’s what dealing with The Fiend will do to you! Xavier Woods knows that he has to maintain focus and be at the very top of his game if he’s going to topple Bray Wyatt and win the first World Championship of his 17 year career.
Christy Hemme: This match is scheduled for one fall and it is for the EBWF World Championship. Introducing first, he is the Breakout Champion and the 2022 EBWF King of the Ring... King Xavier Woods!
The announcers continued to set the scene.
Mauro Ranallo: Woods has been working up to this moment all summer, honestly, since he arrived in EBWF, Nigel.
Nigel McGuinness: This is going to be some kind of match tonight, Mauro.
The eerie sounds of "Let Me In" began to play and the crowd lit up the arena as The Fiend appeared in the entrance way with the EBWF World Championship on his shoulder.
Mauro Ranallo: The grotesque mask of The Fiend is staring down its prey, and Wyatt looks ready here tonight!
Christy Hemme: And his opponent, he is the EBWF World Champion, The Fiend, Bray Wyatt!
Wyatt moved slowly into the ring, and left the World Championship on the ring steps before rolling into the ring under the bottom rope. The camera focused on his face as his theme continued to play. The bell rang, and the lights came up. The two men turned to face each other.
Mauro Ranallo: Here we go!
The bell rang, and Woods quickly punched Wyatt before kneeing him down into the corner. The referee backed Woods up, and Wyatt looked pleased. Wyatt got up and called Woods off. Woods kicked and kneed him down. Woods viciously kicked him in the ribs a few times before the referee backed him up again.
Nigel McGuinness: Woods being ruthless here in an attempt to maim Wyatt early.
Woods ripped at the mask and choked Wyatt on the ropes to ruckus applause before elbowing Wyatt in the head. Woods punched away at him. Wyatt all of a sudden grabbed Xavier, but Woods pushed him off. Woods kicked away at Wyatt in the corner and hit some running knees.
Mauro Ranallo: The Fiend isn't even trying to protect himself. It's almost as though he's amused.
Woods hit a corner clothesline. Wyatt’s expression changed and he went for Sister Abigail, but Woods countered into a DDT. Woods didn't go for a cover. Instead, he began pummeling Wyatt in the head. Woods' eyes got big as Wyatt started laughing. In response, Woods slammed his face off the mat a few times. Woods pulled back on the arm. Wyatt laughed the entire time. Wyatt shouts for Woods to do it.
Mauro Ranallo: That is not a normal human being right there.
Woods hit an arm breaker, and Wyatt screamed in pain. Woods avoided a clothesline and went for Lost in the Woods, but Wyatt avoided it. Woods hit a Russian Leg Sweep and played to the cheering crowd. Woods chopped him in the corner, but Wyatt reversed a whip to the corner. Wyatt missed an avalanche, but he quickly arched his back. Woods laughed and applauded Wyatt. The crowd reacted with even louder cheers. Wyatt looked stunned.
Nigel McGuinness: Xavier Woods is standing his ground.
Woods kicked Wyatt and slammed him face-first into the canvas for a pin.
Mauro Ranallo: King Woods almost pinned the champion!
The men recovered to their feet. Woods went for Lost in the Woods, but Wyatt shoved him off. Wyatt then flattened Woods with a body block. Wyatt attacked Woods in the corner before hitting a DDT for a near fall. Wyatt then applied a chin lock. Woods fought up, but Wyatt took him down with a head-butt. Wyatt hit a DDT on Woods on the apron. Wyatt attacked Woods outside the ring and went for a one-armed slam on the steps, but Woods avoided it. Wyatt clotheslined him on the floor. Wyatt got Woods into the ring.
Nigel McGuinness: The dream was nearly over for Xavier Woods.
Wyatt continued to attack Woods in the ring and taunted the crowd. Woods then came back with a DDT. Woods made a comeback on Wyatt and put him in the corner before hitting a clothesline. Wyatt avoided a bulldog, but Woods hit a sit out side slam and scrambled for the cover.
Nigel McGuinness: No good!
Woods continued the momentum by going to the corner. He came off the second rope with an elbow drop to the neck. Woods went for a DDT, but Wyatt countered into a one-armed slam and a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt clubbed Woods in the back of the head a few times. Wyatt went to the second rope for a senton splash, but Woods moved out of the way. Woods went for Lost in the Woods, but Wyatt shoved him to the corner and connected with an avalanche. Woods countered Sister Abigail, but Wyatt gave him the big boot. Woods soon comes back with Lost in the Woods.
Mauro Ranallo: This is it.
Nigel McGuinness: We have a new...
Nigel McGuinness: ...champion! King Woods! Xavier Woods has done it.
Mauro Ranallo: Xavier Woods is the new EBWF World Champion.
Christy Hemme: Here is your winner, AND NEW, EBWF World Champion, King Xavier Woods!
Woods looked at the downed Wyatt and snatched the title that the referee was offering. He held it close as the crowd cheered wildly. He gathered himself, before climbing the turnbuckle with excitement and holding the championship above his head.
Nigel McGuinness: I don't think I was expecting this Mauro.
Mauro Ranallo: What an unbelievable night! King Xavier has taken EBWF by Storm.
A "King Xavier" chant filled the arena as the EBWF logo flashed on the screen and Gateway to Glory went off the air.