In a thrilling wrestling tournament held on September 18, 2023, the American Nightmare Cody Rhodes and Dirty Dominik Mysterio went head to head in Salt Lake City. Amidst roaring spectators, Rhodes emerged victorious after performing an impressive Cross Rhodes on Mysterio. The event, ripe with drama and shocking turns, also saw wrestling icons like Kofi Kingston, Tommaso Ciampa, and the Big Bronson Reed reigning supreme in their respective matches. But, it was Rhodes’ rivalry with Mysterio that stole the show, and in-ring banter with Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn keeps the audience on its toes.
The main event of the evening saw Main Event Jey Uso facing off against Drew McIntyre. It wasn’t just a match but a grudge match for McIntyre who holds Uso responsible for losing the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship a year earlier at WWE Clash at the Castle. It wasn’t all smooth sailing however, the ‘Judgment Day’ trio of Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest, along with NXT North American Champion Dirty Dominik Mysterio, stirred some trouble. They not only interrupted the match but also made an offer to Uso to join their faction, indicating at the brewing faction war that’s set to define future WWE tournaments.
Adding fuel to the fire, World Heavyweight Champion Seth Freakin Rollins issued an open challenge against his rival Shinsuke Nakamura. Eager to settle the score, Rollins is willing to face Nakamura under any circumstances, intensifying anticipation for the forthcoming face-off.
In other news, Becky Lynch defended her newly won NXT Women’s Championship in an open challenge against Natalya. Lynch who defeated Tiffany Stratton on WWE NXT to win the title, retained her crown, giving Natalya a run for her money. The Women’s Championship ignited more than just in-ring rivalry. Backstage, Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark are engaging in a verbal duel with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven, adding more heat to their ongoing feud.
The action continues next week with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn lined up to battle The Judgment Day for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. Undoubtedly, this tournament leaves wrestling enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, anxious for the next chapter in these thrilling rivalries. As the grapple for power intensifies, the wrestling ring has become a battleground of gripping narratives and strategic gameplay.