“Fight” by CFO$ hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Kevin Owens made his way to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: Get ready, folks… it’s time for Warfare! Tonight, we are live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and kicking things off we’ve got Kevin Owens making his return to EBWF as he takes on… I don’t want to say it…
Nigel McGuinness: You’ve got to, Mauro! Go on, say it!
Mauro Ranallo: …Kevin Snowens…
When Owens was in the ring, “Fight” played again and out came Al Snow, dressed like Kevin Owens. As soon as Snow entered the ring, Owens charged towards him, taking Snow down with a clothesline and stomping on him several times as the referee called for the bell. Owens pulled Snow to his feet and hit him with a series of punches, before whipping him against the ropes. As Snow ran back towards him, Owens hit a superkick, then followed up with a senton. He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Snow kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: Kevin Owens starting this match strongly!
Mauro Ranallo: I think he wants to send a message to Al Snow, Nigel!
Owens pulled Snow to his feet and whipped him into the corner, then ran at him, hitting a bodypress. Snow fell into a sitting position and Owens went for the Cannonball… but Snow moved out of the way! As Owens got to his feet, Snow caught him with a superkick, then climbed to the top rope and hit a diving leg drop. He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Owens kicked out! As Snow got to his feet, he signaled for the Pop Up Powerbomb, then pulled Owens to his feet. He whipped Owens against the ropes, but as Owens ran back towards Snow, he hit Snow with a stiff clothesline! Snow hit the mat hard, clutching his head as he did so. As the referee tried to check on Snow, Owens shoved him aside, then dragged Snow to his feet. Owens set Snow up for a package piledriver… but Snow broke free, then rolled Owens up into a small package! The referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Mauro Ranallo: I don’t believe it! Al Snow just beat Kevin Owens!
Nigel McGuinness: Not a happy return to EBWF for Kevin Owens!
Snow rolled out of the ring and rushed to the back as Warfare went to a commercial break.
When Warfare returned from the commercial break, Christian Cage had joined the announce table.
Mauro Ranallo: We're getting set for the next match folks, and Christian Cage has joined us here as a special guest commentator.
Christian Cage: You sound like you're not happy with my presence Mauro.
Mauro Ranallo: Well your presence is awfully suspicious.
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio hit and the crowd booed as Allysin Kay made her way to the ring.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Detroit Michigan, The Baddest Bitch in the Building, Allysin Kay.
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin Kay has been a dominant force ever since she arrived in EBWF and proved it by winning the Queen Of The Ring tournament last year.
Christian Cage: And guess who she beat in the finals.
Nigel McGuinness: You're right on that but will tonight be different?
"Papercut" by Linkin Park played and Alexa Bliss came out to a huge ovation.
Christy Hemme: And her opponent, representing The Rebellious Angels, from Columbus, Ohio, The Goddess Alexa Bliss.
Alexa made her way to ringside and stared at Christian.
Nigel McGuinness: If looks could kill you'd be a dead man right now Christian.
Christian Cage: Instead of staring at me she should get in the damn ring.
Alexa entered the ring and the referee called for the bell to start the match. The two locked up and Allysin shoved Bliss down as the crowd booed. Alexa smiled and got back up,the two locked up again and this time Allysin powered Alexa into the corner and attempted a punch but Alexa moved out of the way and capitalized with a running slap.
Mauro Ranallo: Classic offense from Alexa Bliss.
Christian Cage: A pathetic little slap isn't gonna win her the match.
Allysin was enraged and attempted a clothesline but Bliss ducked and rolled her up.
Allysin caught Alexa with a clothesline and hit an elbow drop. Allysin applied a neck vice,Alexa eventually fought out of it but Kay kneed her in the face. Alexa tried to get up but was kicked in the back of the head.
Mauro Ranallo: Allysin Kay is extra vicious tonight.
Christian Cage: And I love it.
Alexa got to her feet and was met with a pie-face from Allysin Kay. She pie-faced her again and it was clear that Alexa was getting angry. Kay pie-faced her a third time and Alexa responded with a forearm to the face. Allysin was stunned and Bliss dropkicked her out of the ring. Alexa followed her to the outside but Allysin caught off guard and put her in position for AK47. Kay went to hit the move on the steel steps but Alexa slipped out and hit a DDT on the steps. Alexa held her back in pain as she broke the referee's count, then she got onto the announce table.
Christian Cage: Get off the damn table!
Alexa jumped off the table with a rolling senton on Allysin.
Nigel McGuinness: Good lord!
Mauro Ranallo: What's gonna happen next?
When the show came back from a commercial break, Allysin had a modified camel clutch locked in. Alexa eventually got to the ropes, forcing Kay to break the hold. Alexa used the ropes in the corner to pull herself up but was met with a corner avalanche. Allysin signaled for the end and went for AK47 again but Alexa fought out of it and rolled her up again.
Mauro Ranallo: Wait a minute.
The camera cut to show Charlotte Flair and Zahra Schreiber making their way to the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: What's going on here Christian?
Christian Cage: What, they're just here to watch the match.
Zahra got on the apron to distract the referee while Charlotte was on the other side with a baseball bat in hand. Charlotte threw the bat seemingly to Allysin… but Alexa intercepted it and struck Allysin with the bat before knocking Charlotte off the apron.
Christian Cage: What?
Alexa went for the cover and the referee turned around to count.
Nigel McGuinness: Alexa wins!
Christian Cage: She cheated!
Christian left the commentary booth and got on the apron which caught Alexa's attention and the two began to talk trash to each other.
Nigel McGuinness: Remember when these two used to be friends?
Mauro Ranallo: Those days are clearly over.
Alexa turned around and was hit with a spear by Charlotte. Charlotte and Zahra began to stomp on Alexa as Christian grabbed a chair from the timekeeper area and entered the ring.
Christian wrapped the chair around Alexa's ankle.
Mauro Ranallo: Oh no this is just like what happened to Liv Morgan two weeks ago.
Nigel McGuinness: Someone has to stop this.
Zahra climbed the middle rope but before she could finish the job "Celtic Invasion" hit and the crowd cheered loudly as Becky Lynch sprinted down the isle with a sledgehammer in hand. Christian, Charlotte and Zahra bailed out of the ring.
Mauro Ranallo: The Cerebral Lassassin wasn't gonna let Christian and his thugs try that idea again.
Nigel McGuinness: But what's gonna happen when two-thirds of The Rebellious Angels battle Charlotte and Zahra in a Hardcore match at Fallout?
Becky checked on Alexa as Warfare went to commercial break.
When Warfare returned from the commercial break, Brock Anderson was on his way to the ring for the next match.
Mauro Ranallo: Welcome back! Still to come, we’ve got Roman Reigns versus Matt Riddle in our main event! But up next, we’ll see the Breakout Champion Brock Anderson in action as he goes one on one with the debuting Christopher Daniels!
After Anderson had entered the ring, “Fallen Angel” by Tricky hit and the crowd booed as Christopher Daniels headed to the ring. Once Daniels was in the ring, the referee called for the bell and the two men locked up. Anderson put Daniels in a headlock, but Daniels fought out of it and shoved Anderson into the ropes. As Anderson ran back towards him, Daniels went for an arm drag, but Anderson countered with an arm twist. As Daniels tried to break free, Anderson took him down with a clothesline, then stretched out Daniels’ arms and legs, stomping on them one by one. Anderson then sat Daniels up and hit him with a punch to the face, before following up with a leg drop. He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… Daniels kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: An impressive start by the Breakout Champion!
Anderson pulled Daniels to his feet and hit him with a series of punches, then went to whip Daniels against the ropes… but Daniels reversed the Irish whip, sending Anderson into the ropes before hitting him with a dropkick. As both men got to their feet, Daniels hit Anderson with a reverse STO, then put Anderson in the Koji Clutch!
Mauro Ranallo: Koji Clutch locked in! Brock Anderson could be in trouble here!
Anderson cried out in pain, but he was able to get to the ropes and the referee ordered Daniels to break the hold. Daniels did so, then pulled Anderson to his feet and hit a pumphandle fallaway slam. Daniels climbed the turnbuckle, going for the Best Moonsault Ever… but Anderson got his knees up and blocked it! As Daniels clutched his ribs, Anderson pulled him to his feet and whipped him against the ropes, before hitting a Spinebuster! He hooked the leg and the referee counted - 1… 2… 3!
Nigel McGuinness: It’s over! Another big win for Brock Anderson!
After a promotional video for Fallout, the camera cut to the backstage area. Christopher Daniels was sitting with his hands over his face. He slowly turned his head to the left and stared into the camera.
Christopher Daniels: Brock, you got lucky, you caught me off guard but nonetheless, congratulations. If you keep going this way you can be as big as you want. I wouldn’t aim too high though, because well, you are Arn’s kid after all, and he isn’t that great. There are a lot of comparables between you both, you both ride coat tails to further your dreams, so maybe you are more like your father than anyone realizes.
Daniels shrugged, as he rolled his shoulder and wiped the sweat beads trickling down his forehead.
Christopher Daniels: Let’s get one thing straight, tonight was the first match for me in nearly a year. Yes I was sluggish, sloppy, and lost, but mark my words, things are going to change. There is a shift in the air and that shift starts with ME!
Daniels stood up from where he was sitting and held the camera with his hands, staring into the lens.
Christopher Daniels: It’s time for things to be put right. Brock, you claim you are a fighting champion, a champion that is THE future. Sorry to tell you kid, but your future doesn’t look bright to me. I want you to put your money where your mouth is. I want you next week one on one, and I will show you what a true Breakout star really does. What d’ya say champ?”
Daniels winked at the camera and walked away.
Christy Hemme: The next match is scheduled for one fall and it is your main event of the evening.
The crowd began to chant "Bro" to the beat of the music as Matt Riddle came out on his scooter accompanied by none other than Michael Cole who was wearing a Bro Awesome t-shirt and a snapback hat.
Nigel McGuinness: What is this imbecile doing out here with Matt Riddle?
Mauro Ranallo: Michael Cole, as you know, began as The Miz's personal interviewer, and now he is 1/3 of Bro Awesome.
Nigel McGuinness: I don't know who is dumber, Cole for going along with this or Miz for allowing it.
Cole acknowledged the crowd, pumping his fist as they chanted "Bro" and stayed on the outside as Riddle got in and kicked off his sandals. "Truth Reigns" hit and Reigns was out to the ring next.
Mauro Ranallo: And now the man who will face The Miz for the EBWF World Championship at Fallout.
Nigel McGuinness: What a difference a year makes.
Mauro Ranallo: And he's brought Galina with him!
Nigel McGuinness: I can't wait to see Galina carrying the EBWF World Championship around beside Roman Reigns!
Mauro Ranallo: You seem pretty confident there, Nigel.
Reigns proceeded to the ring to get face to face with a very confident looking Riddle. Cole was mouthing off at ringside, and Reigns shifted his gaze to the older man, who quickly went silent. Reigns smirked as the bell rang and Riddle wiped the smile off his face with a quick right, that caused the crowd to erupt.
Mauro Ranallo: Riddle will not tolerate the disrespect.
Nigel McGuinness: I would like to remind everyone that this is Michael Cole we're talking about.
Riddle laid in right hands onto Roman in the corner. Riddle followed up with kicks, but Roman interrupted with a right hand. Roman threw Riddle in the corner and followed up with a headbutt. Roman threw Riddle to the corner but Riddle jumped on the second rope and landed a back flip behind Roman. Riddle surprised him with a fisherman’s suplex. Roman rolled to the outside, but Riddle put his body on the line with a corkscrew moonsault. Galina was incensed as Cole cheered for Riddle.
Mauro Ranallo: I don't think Roman Reigns expected this level of intensity from Matt Riddle!
Nigel McGuinness: Galina can't believe that Riddle had Roman on the ropes like that!
Roman and Riddle struggled back into the ring where Roman laid in with a right hand. Roman followed up with punishing forearms onto Riddle. Roman went the outside of the ring and he hit Riddle with the drive by. Roman got back in the ring. He went for the cover!
Nigel McGuinness: And a kickout from Matt Riddle!
Roman went for a right hand but Riddle hit him with a kick. Riddle continued with a forearm. Riddle kept the momentum with a suplex. He went for a splash but Roman got his knees up. Riddle hit a back elbow to Roman's face. Riddle put his arms out and the crowd cheered. Riddle climbed the top rope and hit him with the Floating Bro.
Mauro Ranallo: Could it be?
Riddle went for the cover.
Nigel McGuinness: It's no good!
Riddle couldn't believe it, but did not slow. He went for a right hand but Roman ducked and he hit Riddle with a chokeslam. He went for the cover.
Galina began to yell at the ref who went over to the ropes to argue with her about the count. The referee held up two fingers but Galina insisted it was three. Roman put Riddle into the ropes and began choking him on the second rope. The crowd booed as the referee continued to argue with Galina. Michael Cole finally got his attention and Reigns threw Riddle to the mat. Riddle rolled to the outside of the ring, but Roman followed after him and picked Riddle up, slamming him onto the announce table.
Nigel McGuinness: Riddle doesn't know where he is.
Riddle retreated back into the ring, but Reigns was close behind. Roman went for the Superman punch but Riddle with a knee to the face.
Mauro Ranallo: Riddle acting on pure instinct there!
Riddle soldiered on with a powerslam! He placed Roman on the ring apron. Riddle went for the DDT but Roman escaped to the outside. Riddle lit Roman up and threw him onto the announce table. He tried to throw Roman into the ring but Roman threw him face first into the ring post. He threw Riddle back into the ring. Roman got up on the ring apron but Riddle hits him with a DDT!
Nigel McGuinness: The tide has turned for Roman Reigns!
Mauro Ranallo: Riddle may win this thing.
Riddle looked like he might go for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Roman slammed him onto the mat.
Nigel McGuinness: We may have spoken too soon!
Roman backed up into the corner and waited for Riddle to get up. He charged forward with the spear and pinned Riddle.
Mauro Ranallo: And another kickout!
Roman was incensed. He started yelling at the referee, holding up two fingers. The mic picked up Roman telling the ref he was out of his mind and couldn't count. Riddle went to bounce off the ropes, charging after Roman.
Nigel McGuiness: Galina!
Mauro Ranallo: Galina has Riddle's ankle!
Riddle was tripped up, and Roman side stepped the referee as Riddle stumbled forward into the Superman Punch. Cole was trying to tell the referee what happened, storming up onto the ring apron and shaking the top rope as Reigns went for the pin.
Mauro Ranallo: Not like this! You're kidding me. Roman Reigns has won this match with some... oh no.
Roman grabbed Riddle by the hair and continued to lay punches into his head and midsection. The referee continued to ring the bell, but Roman ignored it. He guided Riddle up by the hair, and slammed his face into the top turnbuckle. Riddle tried to escape under the bottom rope, and Michael Cole helped him to the outside. Cole begged off though when Roman continued in pursuit of Riddle and threw him into the ring steps. Roman grabbed Riddle by the hair again, and cocked his free fist toward Cole, who took a few steps back. Roman threw Riddle up the ramp, and Riddle cried out in pain. Roman took the boots to Riddle, and Riddle tried to defend himself, but Reigns overpowered him. Roman continued the punches on the stage, and Riddle tried to cover up, but Roman pulled him to his feet. Roman reared back with all his weight and started to whip Riddle into the set. Before he could the crowd erupted as a familiar song blast over the PA.
The Miz was in a dark blue suit with matching tie. The EBWF World Championship was around his waist, and he whipped off a pair of Versace sunglasses and threw them to the ground as he charged at Reigns. The two men exchanged rights and the crowd roared as Miz blocked Reigns and landed a huge punch to the side of his head. Reigns stumbled back and Miz moved to check on Riddle. Miz heard Cole yell for him the look out, but as Miz turned he walked right into a spear. Cole quickly moved to Riddle's side to try to get him out of the way as Reigns taunted Miz, moving his hand in a motion that dared him to get to his feet. Miz was wobbly and Reigns went for the Superman Punch but...
Mauro Ranallo: Miz moved out of the way!
Roman flopped onto the hard stage.
Nigel McGuinness: That knocked the wind right out of Roman Reigns.
Miz pounced, pulling Roman up to his knees, and getting him into the full nelson position before yanking him to his feet.
Mauro Ranallo: Skull Crushing Finale!
Miz's championship had been lost in the scuffle, and he stomped around until he found it on the floor near Riddle and Cole. He came back to Reigns, and grabbed him by the hair, lifting his head to look at the belt. The cameras heard the whole exchange.
The Miz: You want to be me, Roman? You want this? You think you can beat me? You want to let Galina help you get cheap wins, huh? That won't work at Fallout.
Reigns teetered a little as Miz dropped the title and mocked Roman by helping him up by his hair, the same way he'd done Riddle. Roman took one last gasp and went to knee Miz in the stomach, but Miz sidestepped and grabbed Roman by the arm, whipping him right off the stage onto the concrete floor!
Nigel McGuinness: Roman Reigns! The Miz just dispatched Roman Reigns to the concrete floor below the stage.
Miz continued to yell down at Roman before picking up the title again, and holding it over his head displaying it to the crowd. Cole helped Riddle to his feet and the three members of Bro Awesome vamped to the crowd as officials checked on Roman Reigns and Warfare went off the air.