In this 2023 edition of the event, the great defense of the World Heavyweight Championship by Seth “Freakin” Rollins against Shinsuke Nakamura awaits us , this time in a Last Man Standing , just as the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Judgment Day do the same against Cody Rhodes and “Main Event” Jey Uso, while LA Knight and John Cena square off with The Bloodline.
Date: October 7, 2023
Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse | Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship :
The Judgment Day ( Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) (c) vs. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso
A fight that gradually increased in intensity and emotion. At a time when there had already been some near falls, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio appeared on the scene to interfere on behalf of Finn Bálor and Damian Priest.
Jey Uso survived a Coup de Grace and being hit with the Money in the Bank suitcase on his head. Meanwhile JD McDonagh also interfered, but ended up unintentionally hitting Damian Priest’s knee. Cody and Jey Uso took the opportunity to apply some of their main blows, with Cody performing a Cross Rhodes on Priest on the commentary table and, later, in the ring, a kind of 1D together with Jey Uso on Bálor and, finally, a Cross Rhodes on Bálor to secure the victory.
Winners : Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso (new champions)
Rating : 8/10
Latino World Order ( Rey Mysterio , Santos Escobar and Carlito) vs. Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar started by facing Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits in a two-on-three situation. And this numerical inequality was making a difference, no matter how much here and there Mysterio managed to counterattack against his opponents.
However, Carlito eventually appeared on the scene to join Mysterio and Escobar, giving his team the victory after a Backstabber on Montez Ford.
Winners: Latino World Order ( Rey Mysterio , Santos Escobar and Carlito)
Rating : 5.5/10
WWE Women’s Championship : Iyo Sky (c) vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair
Asuka started the fight at full speed, throwing the mist into Charlotte Flair ‘s eyes before giving her a sharp kick, but Iyo Sky prevented the fight from ending right there.
The fight was very divided, very disputed, with the three fighters having high moments. Throughout the fight, I didn’t like Iyo Sky ‘s facial selling , who seemed to always have the same facial expression, regardless of whether he was applying a blow that requires strength or undergoing some maneuver, having also been pulled by the fans, something that supposedly wouldn’t make sense taking into account that he is heel. After a brutal Spear , Charlotte advanced towards the settlement in Asuka , but the Japanese managed to kick out . Minutes later, Asuka responded with a Codebreaker from the top rope on Charlotte , but Charlotte also kicked out .
Meanwhile, Charlotte Flair trapped Asuka in a Figure Eight and Asuka gave up, but the referee didn’t see it because he was distracted by Bayley . And the one who took advantage was Iyo Sky , who performed a Diving Moonsault on Charlotte before advancing to the victorious pinfall.
Winner : Iyo Sky
Rating : 6.5/10
John Cena and LA Knight vs. The Bloodline (Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa)
After a good start, John Cena was beaten by Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa for several minutes, with The Bloodline cutting the ring in half and preventing Cena from tagging LA Knight, even after an Attitude Adjustment on Jimmy Usage. Everything to build an explosion of joy at the moment of the hot tag.
Meanwhile, the fight became increasingly chaotic, with all four fighters in the ring at the same time. And it only ended after a 5-Knuckle Shuffle from Cena and a Blunt Force Trauma ( BFT ) from LA Knight on Jimmy Uso. A question for whoever is going to read this: Is it just me or did John Cena ‘s selling get more flashy after he went to Hollywood?
Winners : John Cena and LA Knight
Rating : 6.5/10
Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Combat that quickly began to include objects such as kendo sticks, chairs, tables, steps and a trash can.
Nakamura dominated the duel for several minutes, but Rollins managed to respond. After making his opponent crash into a table placed in one of the corners, Rollins applied the Stomp and waited for the count to ten, but Nakamura managed to get up in time.
Meanwhile, the fight continued in the audience and stage area, with Nakamura throwing Rollins from the top of a structure onto another structure at a lower altitude, but Rollins managed to counter the count.
Returning to the ring, Rollins tried to apply a Pedigree to Nakamura in an area where the original floor of the arena was exposed, but Nakamura applied a Back Body Drop and Rollins fell onto the exposed floor. However, he responded again to the count of ten.
Back in the ring, Rollins performed a Pedigree , but Nakamura also got up before the count was up. In response, Nakamura dove from the top of one of the corners, on his knees, onto Rollins , who was lying on a table outside the ring, but the champion responded to the count again. Even after taking some chairs on his back, Rollins caused Nakamura’s head to hit one of the ring posts and then climbed to the top of a ladder, but Nakamura hit him in the face with the mist and pushed him, causing him to fall. to a table of commentators. However, Rollins responded to the count again, despite the time limit.
Back in the ring, Nakamura applied the Kinshasa to Rollins , who hit a table, which in turn broke, but Rollins ingeniously rolled out of the ring and got to his feet just before the count ended.
However, both fighters went to the audience area, where Rollins applied a Pedigree and a Stomp on top of some kind of counter, but Nakamura got up. Soon after, Rollins performed a Falcon Arrow onto a structure and Nakamura proved unable to get back on his feet.
Winner : Seth Rollins
Rating : 9/10