08.22.2020 | Korakuen Hall | Tokyo, Japan
Commentators - Tony Schiavone & Trish Stratus
- Brandi Lauren def. Nyla Rose via Pinfall in 00:08 w/ DDT
Flashbulbs go off.
There are no fans in Korakuen Hall yet.
All sixteen women are inside the ring being photographed. Standing in the rear, we see Jinny, Becky Lynch, Deonna Purrazzo, Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Shotzi Blackheart, Velvet Sky, and Ariel. Kneeling in front of them, we see Hyper Misao, AZM, Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Gionna Daddio, Rhea Ripley, Tam Nakano, and Tessa Blanchard. Sasha Banks clutches a piece of white board with Japanese text painted on it, along with "Ring of Dreams!" written in English across the bottom. As we watch this customary photo shoot take place, we hear the hushed voices of Tony Schiavone and Trish Stratus greet us.
[ Trish Stratus ] Everyone, welcome to the historic first-ever SHE-1 tournament. I'm Trish Stratus. Sitting here next to me is the voice of Solid Gold Wrestling himself, Tony Schiavone.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Hiya', fans.
[ Trish Stratus ] We're so proud to have the opportunity to present this show to you. It's something that never would have happened in any previous iteration of Solid Gold Wrestling. Jeff Jarrett and I have worked diligently to make this event possible but we couldn't have done it without the support of our world class talent or our wonderful fans.
The women shuffle about, changing positions. More flashbulbs go off.
[ Tony Schiavone ] This tournament features sixteen of the best female competitors in the world today. They've gathered here this evening to compete head to head in a single elimination tournament with a huge prize on the line in the finals.
[ Trish Stratus ] That's right, Tony. The winner of the tournament will not only receive a shot at the SGW Women's Championship but a coveted Golden Ticket and a trophy.
[ Tony Schiavone ] The Golden Ticket alone is worth enduring what one may go through in this tournament. It can be used to grant its holder anything she can imagine within the bounds of the Championship Committee's power.
Silence. Shuffling. More flashbulbs.
[ Trish Stratus ] With that being established, we have a long and exciting night ahead of us, Tony. Let's go to the ring for our first match.
With the photo shoot finished, the women file out of the ring and we fade to black.
Jinny and Becky
meet in the center of the ring as Jessika Carr calls for the bell.
Becky immediately lets loose with a series of forearms, backing
Jinny into the corner. Becky continues letting loose until Jinny
falls into a seated position. Becky begins stomping away at Jinny
before turning and running across the ring. Becky returns with
double knees to the chest of the longest reigning champion in SGW
As soon as the
bell rings, Shayna Baszler pulls Jinny out of the ring by her ankle
and begins rushing her to the back. Jinny turns to face the ring as
they leave, smiling with her arm raised.
We head backstage
where we see Shotzi Blackheart standing by with Cathy Kelley in
front of the SHE-1 interview backdrop. Shotzi is already in her
gear, ready for her match later tonight. Smiling, Cathy gets us
Nia Jax and
Deonna Purrazzo shake hands to begin the match, drawing respectful
applause from the fans. However, before the grip is broken, Deonna
boots Nia Jax in the stomach and takes her over in a headlock!
Deonna keeps Nia in the hold for a long moment, a confident look on
her face before Nia suddenly lifts Deonna up and drops her on her
head and neck with a back suplex!
immediately rolls out of the ring and escapes up the ramp, smiling
with her arms raised in the air. She walks right past the Cube Army
without incident and disappears behind the curtain!
backstage where we see Charlotte Flair and Tessa Blanchard watching
the match that just took place on a monitor. Tessa switches the
monitor off, looking satisfied with the outcome.
As soon as the bell rings, both women charge at each other! Charlotte goes for an aggressive lock-up but Shotzi drops quickly, catching Charlotte around her hip and pulling her down into an aggressive schoolgirl roll-up! ONE! TWO! THREE!
The fans gasp in awe as Shotzi rolls out of the ring with a huge smile on her face!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Wait, what just happened?!
[ Trish Stratus ] One of the fastest matches in SGW history just happened!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Shotzi Blackheart has just pulled off the upset of the century! In record time!
Charlotte sits in the middle of the ring, looking furious. The camera focuses on Shotzi Blackheart as she stands on the stage with her first raised in the air, before cupping her mouth and beginning to howl in victory!
We head backstage where we see Gionna Daddio preparing for her return match. She's already in her gear, doing some light stretches. The door to the dressing room opens up and she's greeted by Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan. Gionna smiles and greets each of them with a hug.
[ Gionna Daddio ] I'm glad you two could make it.
[ Ruby Riott ] Wouldn't miss it for the world.
[ Sarah Logan ] Well, I mostly just showed up hopin' I could get my hands on that Hyper Mee-sow but figgered I might as well stop in and say hey.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Yeah, sure.
[ Ruby Riott ] How are you feeling?
[ Gionna Daddio ] Ready... ready to prove everybody wrong.
She clenches a fist and looks down at it.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Ready to prove that the match with Nia Jax was a fluke... and that I really am a threat in Solid Gold Wrestling. After tonight, everyone's gonna realize they made a huge mistake in doubting me.
Ruby nods confidently.
[ Ruby Riott ] Right on.
[ Sarah Logan ] Hell yeah, I guess.
Ruby puts her arm around Sarah's shoulders.
[ Ruby Riott ] Let's get outta here.
She flicks her eyes toward Gionna.
[ Ruby Riott ] We'll see ya' out there. Good luck.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Luck is for losers.
[ Ruby Riott ] Touché.
Ruby and Sarah leave the room, allowing Gionna to continue preparing for her match.
As soon as the
bell rings, Velvet Sky charges across the ring and corners Ariel,
throwing sloppy looking punches and knee lifts that look like shit.
Ariel grabs two handfuls of hair and slings Velvet to the mat before
falling on top of her and writhing around as both women shriek.
raises Ariel's arm as Velvet rolls out of the ring, looking
We fade up backstage where we see Rhea Ripley standing in front of the interview set with Cathy Kelley next to her. Ripley is pounding her fist into her open palm while staring off into space. She's in the zone. Cathy gets us started.
[ Cathy Kelley ] Rhea Ripley... tonight, you're facing Gionna Daddio in the first round of--
Ripley snatches the microphone out of Cathy's hand. She glares at Cathy until she shrinks away and quickly leaves the scene. Ripley shakes her head in disgust. She turns and looks into the camera, fueled by intensity.
[ Rhea Ripley ] Gionna... Liv... little mafia princess... whateva' the fuck ya' wanna call ya'self... I don't care. The fact o' the matter is this... I'm going to destroy you... I'm going to RIP... YOU... APART!
Her eyes narrow.
[ Rhea Ripley ] I don't care about you... beating you means NOTHING to me! You're just the first step on a long road t' winnin' this whole bloody tournament... 'n I aim t' do just that... and then... it's gonna be me 'n Io Shirai... one on one... and I will become the champion that I was destined to be... count on it.
Ripley drops the microphone and walks off-camera.
Hyper Misao offers a handshake to start but AZM swats the hand away, drawing a gasp from the fans. Starlight Kid looks disappointed at ringside. Undeterred, Misao responds by thumbing AZM in the eye and taking over with a headlock before delivering a devastating noogie! AZM struggles to get away and then rolls under the bottom rope where Starlight Kid tries to console her, only to get shoved away by AZM!
[ Trish Stratus ] This match is not going how I imagined so far.
[ Tony Schiavone ] You must not actually watch the show that often, then.
Hyper Misao follows AZM to the floor and grabs two handfuls of hair. She whips AZM around and knees her in the stomach before whipping her toward the guardrail-- NO! AZM reverses it and sends Misao into the rail! AZM follows her in and nails her with a running knee strike to the chest that knocks her over the rail and into the front row! Misao stands up and AZM nails her with a forearm! She hooks her... and suplexes her back into the ringside area!
[ Trish Stratus ] Fast paced, hard hitting offense from AZM!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Hyper Misao made the mistake of making AZM angry!
[ Trish Stratus ] You wouldn't expect such anger issues from someone so small!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Truly, she is hate shaped like a little girl!
[ Trish Stratus ] She's so cute, though.
AZM pulls Misao up and throws her under the bottom rope. AZM follows her in and pulls Misao to her feet. She goes for a snap suplex but Misao blocks it and nails AZM with a suplex of her own! Misao gets up and pumps her fist. She goes to the top rope and perches, waiting for AZM to get up. AZM slowly stands and Misao flies! I AM A HERO CROSSBODY! Misao gets all of it but AZM rolls through! ONE! TWO! THR-- MISAO ROLLS THROUGH, CRADLING AZM TIGHTLY! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Hyper Misao rolls out of the ring and escapes up the ramp on her combat cycle, wearing the Goddess of SHOCK crown on her head. AZM pouts in the middle of the ring as Starlight Kid rolls in to check on her. We fade out on a shot of Lightning Star looking disappointed.
We head backstage
where we see Sonya Deville making her way out of the arena in a
hurry. She has her bags in hand as she heads for the door.
ringside with both SGW Twinstar Championship belts. Ember Moon and
Sasha Banks meet in the middle of the ring. Ember offers a
handshake. Sasha Banks acts like she's going to accept it but then
slaps Ember across the face! Ember immediately rages out and nails
Sasha with a big forearm! Ember takes the fight to Sasha, blistering
her with forearms until she's got her backed into the corner! Ember
continues nailing Sasha with forearms before charging out of the
corner. She runs back toward the corner but Sasha meets her coming
in with a clothesline that turns Ember inside out! Ember ends up in
a seated position just as Sasha Banks comes off the ropes with a
RUNNING METEORA! Bayley celebrates at ringside as Sasha pulls Ember
up by her hair and breaks out... THE THREE AMIGOS! However, Ember
sandbags the final Amigo and delivers a suplex of her own!
rolls out of the ring and grabs both Twinstar titles from Bayley,
holding them over her head as she and Bayley escape up the ramp!
We cut backstage where we see Brandi Lauren standing in catering, watching the match that just took place on a monitor. On her plate, we see a collection of fruit and vegetables. She prepares to take a bite of carrot when she's interrupted by Kat Marino.
[ Kat Marino ] Brandi Lauren, hi! Welcome to SGW!
Brandi looks at Marino, disgusted.
[ Brandi Lauren ] What do you want? Can't you see I'm busy?
She gestures toward the monitor.
[ Brandi Lauren ] I'm scouting my competition.
[ Kat Marino ] Of course. Very smart thing to do. However, myself and the SGW fans were wondering what your thoughts were on the competition here. Is there anyone in particular you're looking forward to facing?
Brandi rolls her eyes.
[ Brandi Lauren ] Yeah. The champion. Got anymore smart questions?
Without warning, Brandi shoves her plate into Kat's chest where the heaping helping of ranch dressing causes it to stick, ruining her jacket. Kat looks down at the slowly sliding plate with disappointment as Brandi walks away.
Rhea Ripley attacks Gionna Daddio as she's entering the ring, destroying her with clubbing blows to the back, causing her to fall to all fours. Ripley continues the beatdown, putting the boots to Gionna before yanking her up by her hair and hoisting her up into a fallaway slam position. Rhea walks around with Gionna and then delivers the fallaway slam, throwing her all the way across the ring!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Goodness gracious alive! What strength!
[ Trish Stratus ] If Rhea Ripley isn't on your shortlist to win the tournament, then I don't know what you're thinking.
Rhea slowly returns to her feet and eyeballs Gionna as she writhes on the mat. Gionna gets up to one knee and Ripley descends on her, taking her by the hair and pulling her up to her feet. She lifts Gionna up in a vertical suplex and then walks around with her as if she weighs nothing! Everyone gasps in awe as Rhea suddenly slams her down with a JACKHAMMER! Rhea sits up on her knees, a satisfied smile on her face. Suddenly, the fans gasp in surprise as Io Shirai walks out onto the stage with the SGW Women's World Championship on her shoulder. Io watches Ripley, scowling. Ripley smiles right back at Io and then pulls Gionna to her feet. Gionna tries to fight back but Ripley staggers her with a brutal forearm and then plants her with RIPTIDE!
[ Tony Schiavone ] RIPTIDE! THAT'S HER MOVE!
[ Trish Stratus ] Gionna's fairytale return just got snuffed out in one blow. I'm so sad for her.
Ripley covers Gionna... ONE! TWO! THR-- RIPLEY PULLS GIONNA UP! Ripley points at Io Shirai and then picks Gionna back up. She whips her into the ropes... and crushes her with a BIG BOOT!
[ Trish Stratus ] I don't know how smart it was to pass up the victory like that. I understand that Rhea and Io have heat... but finish the match!
[ Tony Schiavone ] As members of the same Body Count team, Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley have had issues for several weeks now, each woman taking a physical toll on the other. This is simply yet another example of that rivalry!
Ripley stands over Gionna and then picks her up again. She throws Gionna into the corner and follows her in with a clothesline but Gionna ducks and rolls out of the corner! Ripley turns around and Gionna nails her with a FLYING HEADSCISSORS OUT OF THE CORNER! Ripley rolls right back to her feet and Gionna takes her with a clothesline! Ripley is right back up and Gionna is waiting with ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! Ripley gets back to her feet on spaghetti legs and Gionna charges at her... BICYCLE KICK! Ripley staggers into the ropes and Gionna clotheslines her over the top rope to the floor!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Gionna Daddio is a house of fire!
Rhea lands on her feet and Gionna flies through the ropes... SUICIDE DIVE! NO! RHEA CATCHES HER! Rhea immediately turns and RAGDOLLS Gionna into the guardrail! The fans gasp. Ripley snatches Gionna up in a wheelbarrow hold and smashes her into the railing repeatedly before dropping her flapjack style on the apron! The hardest part of the ring! Ripley brushes the hair out of her eyes and throws Gionna under the bottom rope! Ripley follows her in and descends on her, mounting her and drilling her with forearm blows to the head and chest. Ripley pulls Gionna back up and hoists Gionna up for the RIPTIDE but Gionna's boot catches Paul Turner in the chin on the upswing! Ripley plants Gionna with her finish and goes for a cover but Paul Turner is favoring his chin, looking away from the action... but before Rhea can get up... IO SHIRAI FLIES FROM THE TOP ROPE AND NAILS RHEA ACROSS THE BACK WITH A MOONSAULT! Shirai pulls Rhea off of Gionna and pulls Gionna on top of her! Shirai leaves the ring and escapes up the ramp with the title! Paul Turner slowly turns around and counts! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Gionna Daddio rolls off of Rhea Ripley and slides out of the ring with a surprised look on her face, not fully comprehending what just happened! We get a quick shot of Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan celebrating in the front row!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Gionna Daddio just took the first step in making history!
[ Trish Stratus ] What a huge return victory!
As Daddio celebrates up the ramp, we close on a shot of Rhea Ripley up on one knee in the center of the ring, looking furious.
We head backstage where we see Jamie Hayter standing in front of the SGW interview set in street clothes and a leather jacket. Hayter stands there in silence for a moment, looking smug. She finally turns her attention to the camera and begins speaking.
[ Jamie Hayter ] Ya' know... when the subject of women in this company typically comes up, who is it that gets mentioned? Christina Von Eerie? Jinny? Rhea fuckin' Ripley? What a joke.
She shakes her head in disgust.
[ Jamie Hayter ] Maybe Rhea Ripley won the first women's match in modern SGW history... but do you know who really made an impact in that very same match?
She gestures toward herself.
[ Jamie Hayter ] ME!
She points at the camera aggressively.
[ Jamie Hayter ] Rhea Ripley might have pinned Naomi... but I'm the one who took Naomi out! I've been 'ere since day one, takin' names 'n kickin' ass... and I'm not even invited t' be in this bloody fuckin' tournament. It's fuckin' bullshit, what it is!
[ Jamie Hayter ] Anyway, I'm back, mates... 'n 'ere t' stove bloody cunts' heads in.
She throws up two middle fingers.
[ Jamie Hayter ] Ya' lord and savior is 'ere. Now fuck off, will ya'?
Hayter walks off camera as we fade out.
Tessa Blanchard attacks Tam Nakano during her entrance, waffling her with the Elevation Championship. Tessa looms over Tam and tosses the title aside. She takes Tam by a handful of hair and drags her toward the ring on all fours before tossing her face first onto the floor at ringside. Tessa smirks as Tam tries to get up to all fours, prompting Tessa to boot her in the ribs.
[ Trish Stratus ] Tessa Blanchard is being overly aggressive with Tam Nakano. I don't understand!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, you saw what Shotzi Blackheart did to Charlotte Flair... Tessa Blanchard is taking no chances in being humiliated like her partner. If that means allowing her old mean streak to shine through... so be it, I suppose!
Tessa picks Tam up and hooks her for a vertical suplex... before drilling her with a brainbuster on the floor! Tessa pulls Tam up to her feet and throws her under the bottom rope. Tessa climbs onto the apron and then ascends the ropes. She perches on the top rope. Tam slowly gets to her feet and Tessa flies... MAGNUM! Tessa rolls right over on top of Tam and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Tessa rolls off of Tam and rolls out of the ring confidently.
[ Tony Schiavone ] What an emphatic victory by Tessa Blanchard!
[ Trish Stratus ] Poor Tam Nakano. She never stood a chance.
We fade out on a shot of Tessa Blanchard standing on the stage, satisfied.
We cut backstage
where we see Io Shirai pacing back and forth in front of the SHE-1
interview set. Her knee is visibly taped up. AZM and Starlight Kid
are on either side of her looking concerned. Shirai has the SGW
Women's World Championship in her grasp, staring down into the
center plate and jabbering in Japanese. Cathy Kelley walks into the
shot with a microphone in her hand.
Jinny and Deonna meet in the middle of the ring before locking up. They jockey for position to start and Deonna immediately executes a go behind and takes Jinny down to the mat. Deonna wrestles circles around Jinny before catching her in a front facelock. Deonna cinches it in and Jinny slowly begins to fight back to her feet. Both women stand and Jinny begins elbowing her way out before backing into the ropes and shooting Deonna off. Jinny goes for a clothesline but Deonna ducks it and rebounds off the ropes, nailing Jinny with a running forearm! Jinny immediately poweders to the floor where Shayna Baszler is waiting to console her.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Lots of fire from Deonna Purrazzo to start!
[ Trish Stratus ] Deonna is one of the most promising new competitors in SGW! This match with the former SGW Women's World Champion will be quite the proving ground for her!
Deonna slides out of the ring, grabs Jinny by two handfuls of hair and slams her face first into the ring apron before turning and pushing Shayna Baszler away! Shayna approaches like she's going to attack, only to have Aubrey Edwards climbs out of the ring and get between them! Deonna goes to slide back under the bottom rope but Jinny is waiting on her with a boot to the back of the head! Jinny pulls Deonna up to her feet and whips her into the ropes, taking her down with a flying headscissors! Deonna rolls right back to her feet and Jinny collides with her, nailing her with a running TOUCH OF COUTURE that sends her tumbling through the ropes to the floor! Jinny turns and throws her hands out to the side arrogantly. Shayna Baszler pulls Deonna up to her feet and throws her under the bottom rope! Jinny goes for a cover... ONE! TWO! THR-- DEONNA GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPE!
[ Trish Stratus ] She almost had her but not quite!
[ Tony Schiavone ] It'll take more than that to put down Deonna Purrazzo!
Without hestitation, Jinny pulls Deonna to her feet and nails her with the ACID RAINMAKER! Jinny covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Jinny rolls out of the ring and leaves up the ramp with Shayna Baszler. They stand on the stage, looking back down at the ring. Jinny raises her arm and then Shayna raises her other. We close on a shot of Aubrey Edwards trying to help Deonna back up to her feet.
We head backstage
where we see Kat Marino standing by with Christina Von Eerie. The
live crowd gasps and applauds, seeing Christina Von Eerie for the
first time in several long months. Von Eerie is in street clothes,
torn up jeans and a leather jacket over a SHE-1 t-shirt.
Ariel attacks Shotzi Blackheart during the introductions! Shotzi fights back, throwing lefts and rights with reckless abandon! Ariel sloppily throws punches and knee lifts with no coordination before Shotzi headbutts her and delivers a suplex that causes Ariel to land hard and propel forward, crotching her on the bottom rope. "MY VAG!" she shrieks before Shotzi snatches her up and piledrives her straight on top of her head!
[ Tony Schiavone ] OH MY!
[ Trish Stratus ] Shotzi Blackheart has to end this quickly.
Shotzi goes or a cover! ONE! TWO! THR-- ARIEL FLAILS AWKWARDLY, KIND OF KICKING OUT! Shotzi looks frustrated and stands up, pointing toward the top turnbuckle. She whips the hair out of her eyes and climbs to the top... SENTON SPLASH! Shotzi covers Ariel and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Shotzi rolls out of the ring, looking furious. She points up at the ring and mutters "fucking bullSHIT" as she walks to the back angrily. Unwilling to look back at the ring, we fade out on a shot of Shotzi Blackheart standing on the stage, looking annoyed.
Backstage in Jinny's private dressing room, we see the Highers catering to Jinny's every need. Aliyah brings her a bottled water while Vanessa touches up her make-up. Shayna Baszler is kicked back in a chair with her feet up on Jinny's vanity table.
[ Shayna Baszler ] Boy, you sure did tell that Christina Von Eerie geek, boss. You told her good!
Jinny rolls her eyes.
[ Jinny ] I'm so glad you approve.
[ Shayna Baszler ] I approve of everything you do, boss. That's why I got your back.
Jinny stands up, looking annoyed.
[ Jinny ] Bitches, pay attention.
The Highers and Shayna look at her, full attention.
[ Jinny ] Tonight, I will become the winner of the first-ever SHE-1 tournament... and I will be in possession of all of the riches that come with it. When I am victorious, I expect a suitable celebration will be waiting for me.
[ Aliyah ] Obviously.
[ Vanessa Borne ] Yasss, queen.
[ Jinny ] Tonight, I shall make history one more time. No one will stand in my way.
She curls her upper lip in disgust.
[ Jinny ] No one.
Before the bell
even rings, Bayley snags Hyper Misao's ankle, allowing Sasha to
attack her from behind with a vicious forearm strike to the back!
Sasha goes to down on Misao, pummeling away at her with reckless
abandon! Sasha pulls Misao up to her feet and boots her in the
stomach before planting with ALL THREE AMIGOS uninterrupted! Sasha
stands up, performs the Eddie Guerrero shimmy, and then ascends the
ropes! Sasha flies! FROG SPLASH! NO! HYPER MISAO MOVES!
immediately chucks the crown into the ring and slides inside,
putting the boots to Misao! Bayley and Sasha stomp and kick away at
Misao before Bayley pulls her to her feet and drills her with the
Belly to Bayley! The Boss 'n Hug Connection stands tall over Misao,
We head backstage
where we see Nia Jax standing by with Kat Marino. Nia Jax is visibly
angry, pounding her fist into her open palm. Kat Marino gets the
interview off the ground.
Gionna is still pretty beat up after her match with Rhea Ripley. Tessa doesn't give a damn, however. She immediately backs Gionna into a corner and begins hammering her with forearms and knee lifts before pulling her out and drilling her with a vertical suplex! Tessa rolls right back to her feet and pulls Gionna up with her before lifting her again and nailing her with a SLINGSHOT SUPLEX! Tessa goes for a cover! ONE! TWO! THR-- GIONNA GETS A SHOULDER UP!
[ Tony Schiavone ] That was a close one!
[ Trish Stratus ] You can tell that Gionna is still feeling the pain from that encounter with Rhea Ripley earlier tonight.
Tessa gets up and pulls Gionna up behind her. She tosses Gionna into the corner and clubs her with a forearm that makes her fall into a seated position. Tessa hits the ropes and flies in with double knees to the chest! Tessa pulls Gionna out of the corner by her hair and lifts her up for a suplex but Gionna slips out behind her and grabs Tessa around the waist, throwing her backward with a release German suplex! Tessa rolls right back to her feet and catches Gionna with a LARIAT as she turns around!
[ Trish Stratus ] Oh my goodness. Tessa is NOT playing around!
Tessa goes to the top rope and waits for Gionna to stand. Tessa flies! MAGNUM! NO! Gionna moves and Tessa lands flat on her back in the middle of the ring! Gionna hits the ropes! SENTON! She rolls back to her feet and pulls Tessa up! Snap suplex! Tessa powders to the floor and Gionna follows her out, whipping her around only to get nailed by a big forearm! Tessa whips Gionna into the rail and follows her in... only to get backdropped over the rail and into the front row! Tessa lands on her feet and forearms Gionna in the jaw before climbing over the rail. She takes Gionna by the hair and throws her into the timekeeper's cubicle, knocking equipment over and causing feedback in the announcer's headsets.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Look out, Trish!
Tessa slugs Gionna down and grabs the Elevation Championship. Gionna staggers out and rolls under the bottom rope. Tessa slides the Elevation title under the bottom rope and follows it in. Chioda grabs the Elevation title and throws it under the bottom rope on the opposite side, allowing Tessa to boot Gionna right in the crotch and plant her with a DDT! Tessa covers! Chioda turns around and counts! ONE! TWO! THR-- GIONNA KICKS OUT!
[ Trish Stratus ] I can't believe it! She won't quit!
Tessa looks angry as she walks a semi-circle around the ring, seething. She goes to pick Gionna up... but Gionna cradles her out of nowhere! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Gionna rolls out of the ring and escapes up the ramp as Blanchard has a comeapart in the ring! We fade out on a shot of Gionna Daddio on the stage, favoring her head and neck, though she smiles in victory.
We go backstage where we see that Hyper Misao is on her way to the ring, riding through the corridors backstage on the combat cycle. Kat Marino stops her suddenly. Misao brings the bicycle to a screeching halt, almost flinging the crown off her head in the process.
[ Kat Marino ] Hyper Misao! I know you must be totally focused on your upcoming match with Jinny, but please tell the viewers at home how it feels to be heading into the semi-finals of this tournament?
Misao gives it some thought.
[ Hyper Misao ] < Very excited! Becoming Goddess of SHOCK... VERY BIG DEAL! But stepping in the ring with longest reigning champion in SGW history for the first time ever? EVEN BIGGER DEAL! Tonight, Hyper Misao protects LOVE AND PEACE by vanquishing Jinny for all time! >
[ Kat Marino ] I for one cannot wait to see this.
[ Hyper Misao ] < And then... TWINSTAR GLORY WITH NIA JAX! >
Hyper Misao points in front of her, toward nothing in particular.
[ Hyper Misao ] < ONWARD TO VICTORY! >
She rides off on the combat cycle, leaving Kat in the dust.
Jinny and Misao lock-up with Jinny immediately taking over with a knee lift. Jinny begins beating the brakes off Misao with clubbing blows before throwing her into the corner and pummeling her with chops and right hands. Misao suddenly fires up and whips Jinny around into the corner before delivering forearm attacks to Jinny's head and chest! Misao turns around and hits the ropes... only to be met with the TOUCH OF COUTURE OUT OF NOWHERE! Jinny covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- MISAO BRIDGES OUT!
[ Trish Stratus ] Close one for the Goddess of SHOCK!
[ Tony Schiavone ] The heart of Hyper Misao is undeniable!
Jinny pulls Misao up by her hair and then whips her into the ropes. Jinny goes for a clothesline but Misao ducks it! Misao hits the ropes and rebounds, nailing Jinny with a SPEAR! Misao springs back to her feet and goes to the ropes. She stands on the top rope and pumps her fist as Jinny stands! I AM A HERO CROSSBODY... NO! JINNY PULLS PAUL TURNER IN THE WAY! Misao gets them both but Turner take the brunt of it and rolls onto the apron! Misao looks shocked!
[ Tony Schiavone ] No! Not Paul Turner!
Misao tries to check on Turner but Shayna Baszler rolls into the ring! Misao doesn't see her and turns right around into a BIG RIGHT HAND from Baszler! She spins out on impact and Jinny catches her wrist... ACID RAINMAKER! Jinny covers as Baszler drags Paul Turner to the center of the ring! Turner counts slowly... ONE! TWO! THREE!
Jinny and Baszler continue putting the boots to Misao after the match, putting an exclamation point on the victory!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Dammit, that's enough! Stop it! Leave Hyper Misao alone!
Baszler pulls Misao up to her feet and holds her for Jinny to tee off with a big open hand slap to the face! Misao falls down and Jinny picks up Misao's crown, placing it on her head with an arrogant look. Suddenly, Nia Jax explodes from the back and rolls into the ring. Jinny and Shayna quickly scatter and escape up the ramp!
[ Trish Stratus ] Thank goodness for Nia Jax. Who knows how badly that could've gone.
Nia Jax helps Hyper Misao to her feet and we close on a shot of Nia handing Misao her crown. Misao smiles up at Nia Jax as she puts the crown on and we fade out.
We fade up backstage with a shot of Shotzi Blackheart pacing back and forth. She's already in her entrance gear and helmet. She psyching herself up, getting ready for her semi-final match. She slaps herself in the face and howls.
[ Tony Schiavone ] There she is.. Shotzi Blackheart!
[ Trish Stratus ] She's in the zone, getting into that headspace. In just a few moments, she goes one on one with this woman!
We cut to another dressing room where we see Gionna Daddio icing her neck after a hardfought battle with Tessa Blanchard. Gionna stands up and tosses the ice pack before stretching and walking off-camera.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Shotzi Blackheart versus Gionna Daddio is NEXT!
We head to the ring.
Respect is shown right away as both competitors shake hands before the bell.
[ Tony Schiavone ] That's what this tournament should be about!
[ Trish Stratus ] I totally agree.
The match starts out with a clean and quick wrestling exhibition which sees Shotzi Blackheart take the advantage. She outwrestles Gionna for a long moment before Gionna finally takes over with a series of headlocks, leading to putting Shotzi on the defensive with a hip toss, arm drag, and body slam combination. Shotzi and Gionna stare each other down, nodding at one another with respect.
[ Tony Schiavone ] What a contest this is! These women are evenly matched!
Finally, after another brief stretch of clean wrestling, Shotzi fires off with a forearm! Gionna fires back with one of her own! They trade forearm blows until Shotzi ducks one and nails Gionna with a protoplex! Shotzi immediately goes the top rope and flies... CANNONBALL SENTON! Gionna moves! Shotzi hits nothing but mat as Gionna hits the ropes and nails Shotzi with a running senton of her own! Gionna quickly pulls Shotzi up to her feet and whips her into the ropes... SLINGBLADE CLOTHESLINE! Shotzi goes down hard, ending up in a seated position as Gionna comes off the ropes with a METEORA!
[ Trish Stratus ] Gionna Daddio has plenty left in the tank!
Gionna goes for the cover! ONE! TWO! THR-- SHOTZI KICKS OUT! Gionna pulls Shotzi back up to her feet. Shotzi throws a haymaker but Gionna ducks it... LUNGBLOWER! She covers Shotzi again! ONE! TWO! THR-- SHOTZI KICKS OUT! Gionna looks frustrated as she pulls Shotzi back to her feet again. She whips Shotzi into the ropes... Shotzi ducks a clothesline! Shotzi rebounds and nails Gionna with a FLYING FOREARM! Shotzi flies back to her feet and howls! Shotzi goes to the top rope and flies... CANNONBALL SENTON! NO! GIONNA MOVES! Gionna immediately pulls Shotzi to her feet... 201 FACE BREAKER! She covers Shotzi and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THREE!
After the match, Shotzi and Gionna shake hands before Shotzi rolls out of the ring, leaving the spotlight for Gionna. Shotzi disappears behind the curtain and we fade out on a shot of Gionna on her knees in the middle of the ring with a satisfied smile on her face.
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Jinny attacks Gionna during the introductions, nailing her out of nowhere with a flying headscissors! Jinny immediately goes on the offensive, blistering Gionna with a series of forearms and right hands, mounting her and raining down blows!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Leave it to Jinny to besmirch this tournament her with underhanded tactics all the way into the finals!
[ Trish Stratus ] Jinny is the odds on favorite to win this thing heading in. She's encountered very little resistance on her way to the top while Gionna has been physically tested at every turn!
Jinny pulls Gionna up by her hair, whips her into the ropes, and nails her with a HURICANRANA ON THE REBOUND! Jinny hooks the legs and jackknife pins Gionna! ONE! TWO! THRE-- GIONNA KICKS OUT! Jinny immediately scrambles on top of her, punching away at her head one more time before pulling her back up. Gionna fights back, peppering Jinny with forearms to the mid-section before Jinny turns her inside out wit the ACID RAINMAKER OUT OF NOWHERE! Jinny covers! ONE! TWO! TH-- GIONNA GETS A SHOULDER UP! Jinny can't believe it! Jinny forces Gionna back down and covers her again, hooking both legs! ONE! GIONNA KICKS OUT!
[ Trish Stratus ] Gionna has come so far, she's not looking to go down that easily!
Furious, Jinny pulls Gionna to her feet and dumps her through the ropes to the floor! Gionna gets up to her knees and slowly stands only to get nailed with a baseball slide from Jinny! The impact sends Gionna crashing into the guardrail! Jinny follows her out and takes her by the hair. She whips Gionna toward the rail but Gionna reverses it and sends Jinny into the rail! Gionna follows Jinny in and nails her with a running forearm! Jinny falls into a seated position and Gionna turns around, creates some separation, and charges back in, crushing Jinny against the rail with DOUBLE KNEES!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Things are not looking good for Jinny!
[ Trish Stratus ] Gionna has had enough of Jinny's underhanded tactics!
Gionna pulls Jinny up by her hair and delivers a snap suplex on the floor! Shayna Baszler creeps around the corner, watching the action. Gionna pulls Jinny up once again and shoves her under the bottom rope. Gionna goes to follow her in but Shayna catches her ankle! Gionna tries to fight her off and Aubrey Edwards shouts at Shayna to let go, threatening to disqualify her... but--
[ Trish Stratus ] THAT'S CHRISTINA VON EERIE!
Christina Von Eerie hits the ring and nails Shayna Baszler from behind! Von Eerie and Baszler brawl like women possessed until Von Eerie takes over with a knee lift and whips Shayna into the ring steps! Von Eerie charges and nails Shayna with a running knee strike to head, knocking her unconscious! Gionna looks on in surpise! Jinny slowly gets to her feet as Von Eerie points into the ring, shouting "finish her off!" Jinny is up on spaghetti legs! She staggers backward into the ropes and Gionna charges in... SLINGSHOT FLATLINER ON JINNY! Gionna covers and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Everyone applauds as Gionna rolls off of Jinny and raises her hand in the air, bawling her eyes out. The trophy is quickly shuffled into the ring and Gionna kneels next to it as Jinny is ushered away from ringside along with Baszler in defeat.
[ Tony Schiavone ] She's done it! What a triumphant return for Gionna Daddio!
[ Trish Stratus ] Truly, there couldn't have been a more fitting winner. What a story! What a comeback!
Streamers fly into the ring and confetti rains down from the ceiling. Christina Von Eerie applauds from ringside before turning and leaving up the ramp. Aubrey Edwards helps Gionna to her feet and raises her hand in victory.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, folks. There you have it! The winner of the SHE-1 tournament is Gionna Daddio!
[ Trish Stratus ] Thanks to everyone for watching! Thank you all for making this possible!
[ Tony Schiavone ] We'll see you tomorrow in Saudi Arabia!
[ Trish Stratus ] Well, you won't see me.
[ Tony Schiavone ] No, no... I don't suppose we will.
[ Trish Stratus ] Because I would likely be immediately decapitated or sold into sex slavery as soon as I stepped off the airplane.
[ Tony Schiavone ] There's always that. Goodnight, folks!
[ Trish Stratus ] Goodnight, everyone! Congratuations, Gionna!