AEW heats up the summer!
The Elite, the the Elite, reunite! Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks take on the Lucha Brothers and Laredo Kid! And a big Triple Threat Tag has AEW World Tag Title tournament implications!
- AEW Buy-In – Triple Threat Tag: SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends VS Private Party; Best Friends wins and advances to AEW All Out.
- AEW Buy-In – Allie VS Leva Bates VS Peter Avalon; Allie wins.
- AEW Buy-In – Hardcore Match: Michael Nakazawa VS Alex Jebailey; Nakazawa wins.
- Christopher Daniels VS Cima; Cima wins.
- Triple Threat: Nyla Rose VS Riho VS Yuka Sakazaki; Riho wins.
- Fatal 4 Way: Hangman Page VS Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus VS Jimmy Havoc VS MJF; Hangman wins.
- Cody VS Darby Allin; Time Limit Draw.
- Six Man Tag: The Elite VS Laredo Kid & the Lucha Brothers; The Elite wins.
- Unsanctioned Match: Jon Moxley VS Joey Janela; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW official, QT Marshal, speaks.
There was a bit of a snag getting this show set up. Did they get the ring in the arena? Somehow. Will this show go on without a hitch?
AEW Buy-In – Triple Threat Tag: SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends VS Private Party!
With the AEW World Tag titles on the way, teams are scrambling for spots in the huge tournament to crown the inaugural champs! Will it be Kaz and Scorpio Sky, Chuckie T and Trent, or Marq and Isiah making big moves towards that first round bye?
The teams sort out and Daytona fires up for SCU. Speaking of, SCU lets the others start, and it’s Trent with Isiah. The two circle and tie up. Trent headlocks then spins around to hammerlock then back to a headlock. Isiah powers out but Trent runs him over. Trent flexes and waits for Isiah to get up. Tag to Chuck Taylor and he circles with Isiah. They tie up and Chuck gets a headlock. Chuckie thrashes Isiah but Isiah powers out, only for Chuck to run him over, too. And now Chuckie flexes! Chuckie circles but Frankie Kazarian tags in! Marq Quen tags in for Isiah and now they circle. They tie up and Kaz lifts but Marqu slips out. Marq still gets a flurry of strikes from Kaz, ending with a lariat! Kaz gets fans to chant “SCU!” before he puts Marq in the corner.
Scorpio tags in to give Marq a spin into a BIG backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Marq scrambles away and Trent tags in off him. Trent and Scorpio circle as fans rally up. They tie up and push each other around .Trent gets a waistlock but Scorpio elbows out. Scorpio runs and whips, Kaz hits a calf kick! Scorpio dropkicks Chuckie out, then runs to uppercut Trent. Kaz runs in for the swinging dropkick! Kaz kips up and fans fire up! Cover, ONE! Fans rally behind SCU as Kaz wrenches Trent to a wristlock. Marq wants a tag but Kaz kicks him away. Trent rolls to CHOP Kaz back! Trent kicks then CHOPS Kaz against ropes. He whips Kaz but Kaz kicks him back. Kaz runs but Marq tags in. Marq punches Kaz and springboards to crossbody him AND Trent!
Marq dodges to PELE Scorpio! PELE for Trent! Kaz punches Marq and whips but Isiah tags. Private Party double whip, atomic drop to enziguri! Sweep and Camel Clutch, for a leap frog stomp! Fans fire up but Chuckie throws Isiah out. Chuckie throws Marq at Isiah but Isiah gets him back in, Silly Sting DDT! Isiah ASAIS onto everyone else! Fans are thunderous for these hot young stars! Isiah and Marq hold the ring but the other teams regroup. Fans duel “Private Party!” and “SCU!” SCU and Best Friends gang up on Private Party! They throw out Isiah and Best Friends give him a double suplex to the floor! SCU throws Marq out and Scorpio helps Kaz get a tornado DDT! to the floor! Private Party is down and out as SCU takes Marq’s glasses.
Best Friends put Isiah in and mug him against ropes. They whip and double elbow to then bring it in, only for SCU to stop the hug! Fans boo the spoiled sports as SCU trade. But the Best Friends clothesline SCU out! And yes, they hug! Fans are thunderous for the hug as Best Friends go after Isiah. Chuckie scoops and feeds Isiah to the long dart cutter! Cover, TWO! Isiah lives but Trent keeps his cool. Trent drags Isiah up but Isiah hits back. Fans rally as Trent kicks Isiah down and then brings him back up. Trent CHOPS Isiah so hard! Tag to Chuckie and Chuckie snap suplexes Isiah down. Cover, TWO! Chuckie frowns but stomps Isiah out. Chuckie has Isiah in a corner and throws forearms. He brings Isiah back and tags Trent.
Trent Northern Lights to a cover, TWO! Isiah crawls but Trent stomps him away from the corner. Trent drags him back and tags Chuckie. Best Friends mug Isiah with a big dropkick. Cover, TWO! Chuckie keeps on Isiah with a chinlock, but fans rally behind Isiah. Isiah feeds off it to fight his way up and out. He whips but Chuckie reverses to Sole Food! Chuckie whips but Isiah reverses to an enziguri! Trent tags in and he hits Marq down! But then Isiah back drops Trent! But with no Marq to tag, Isiah either goes it alone or trust SCU. He trusts SCU! Kaz tags in and he rallies on Best Friends! Shotgun dropkick to Trent, then slingshot cutter for Isiah! Chuckie has Kaz for sliced bread! Scorpio shoulders and slingshots in for his own cutter!
Trent dodges Scorpio to get him a tornado DDT! Trent back elbows Kaz in a corner, then goes for another. Kaz powers out but Marq kicks him down! Marq tags in off Kaz then climbs up high, SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!! Private Party almost had a massive upset! Fans chant “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for this amazing first match of the night. Isiah tags in and Private Party double whip Chuckie corner to corner. They coordinate and whip, but Chuckie dodges to then suplex Marq into Isiah! Then he has Marq for the snap piledriver! To Trent’s shining wizard! Cover but SCU breaks it! Kaz drags Trent over and tags in off him.
SCU push Best Friends out but Isiah comes back with forearms! Isiah screeches, but into a backstabber and boot! UNPRETTIER STOMPS! Cover, TWO!? Isiah is tougher than SCU thought, but they have something to finish him. They drag Isiah up but Chuckie goes at Kaz. Kaz fights him off then climbs, but Isiah slips out to shove Scorpio into Kaz! Then he throws Scorpio out completely. Marq is up and climbs up to join Kaz. Trent adds on outta nowhere! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! But Marq lands on his feet!? Marq PELES Trent, then runs at Kaz for a SUPER STEINER into Isiah’s CUTTER!! Cover, but Scorpio breaks it!
Daytona is thunderous again for this match as all the teams regroup. Scorpio throws hands on Private Party back and forth, Isiah waistlocks and Marq kicks but Scorpio flips him away. Scorpio escapes Isiah’s grip but Private Party hit some Party in Motion! They have Chuckie, crisscross apple sauce, back elbow! Private Party fires up, but Chuckie sends Marq out onto Scorpio! Trent tags in off Kaz, Chuckie’s knee then Trent’s knee take Isiah down! Chuckie climbs and Trent lifts Isiah, STRONG ZERO!! Cover, Best Friends win!!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall; advancing to the AEW All Out Tag Team Tournament Qualifier
An insane opener between three great tag teams! But can Best Friends do it all again when AEW returns to Chicago?
But the Dark Order have a message for Best Friends! Hopefully Trent and Chuckie enjoyed their win. The Dark Order have a long list of targets, but their first will be Best Friends. They promise to make it long and painful. “All Hail the Dark Order.” The lights drop, and when they come back up… the Dark Minions are here! Best Friends stand their ground but the minions don’t attack. Then why are they here? The lights drop again, and then come up… The minions are gone! What power does the Dark Order possess? Will they be in the lead towards the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
The Elite are upset.
Nothing AEW has promised them has come true. They were promised private jets, luxurious hotel rooms and gourmet food, but got economy, tents, and cheese sandwiches! They don’t even have a real pool!
Kenny Omega is also upset because their bags haven’t arrived. But there is good news. The seamstresses are working on new gear! It’s gonna be amazing! The budget will cover it, guys. Fyter Fest, yo! Is it going to work out? Nick has hits doubts. Matt says it’s actually great. Though it took like half the budget. But the models will have to be let go… QT Marshal takes care of choosing who stays and who goes. In their place: mannequins!
Shhh! The AEW Librarian, Leva Bates, is here.
And she finds the other librarian, Peter Avalon, in the tent. He rips up the tent?! And throws it into the kiddie pool? There goes the deposit. And he even wrecks one of the mannequins! That’s just mean. Bates speaks. “This audience is full of gamers.” But why are they wasting time with games and not reading books? Daytona says, “We Can’t Read!” But Bates and Avalon say that there are more than just comic books and manga. There are real words in these! Just trust in them: read books. Because Leva and Peter are both the Librarian. Shh…! But here to make some noise, it’s Allie!
AEW Buy-In – Allie VS Leva Bates VS Peter Avalon!
Only AEW can make history by having their first women’s singles match on their second special. But will the Librarian hush the bubbly Allie?
Leva dodges Allie to then shush her. Allie and Leva circle and tie up, but Leva dodges again to say shush. Allie keeps her cool as she circles with Leva again. Leva dodges but Allie stops the shush! And pulls on the finger! Peter feels the pain as Allie wrenches harder! Allie throws Leva down then twists the finger harder. Leva begs for mercy but Allie stomps the finger! Leva bails out and regroups with Peter. Allie tells them both, “SHHH!” Brandi is watching backstage, who is preparing to fight Allie at Fight for the Fallen.
Leva returns and circles with Allie again. Leva kicks low then throws big forearms. She puts Allie in a corner then clubs away on her. She wrenches and whips corner to corner, but Allie stops herself for a crossbody! Allie drags Leva up, Russian Leg Sweep! Ghost pin, TWO! Leva scrambles away but Alli runs, only for Peter to trip her up! Allie hits Leva away before confronting Peter. But then Leva blindsides Allie with a dropkick! Peter talks trash but Leva scolds him for interfering. Leva clubs Allie and puts her in the ring. Peter cheers Leva on as Leva stomps Allie out. She drags Allie up for a Perfect Plex! Fans rally for Allie but Leva keeps on her. Allie hits back but Leva clubs her down. Leva Northern Lights to a bridge, TWO!
Allie is sore but still in this. Peter gives Leva tips from his “book,” but Allie rolls Leva up, TWO! Leva hits back and clubs away. Fans chant “Books Are Boring!” to troll Leva. Leva whips Allie but Allie reverses, but Leva blocks the hip toss to a roll up. Armlock, to Rings of Saturn! Allie endures as Leva also pulls hair and uses her to shush. Leva lets go of the hair while Peter cheers her on. Leva drags Allie up for forearms to the corner, and a CHOP. She shushes the fan to then CHOP again! But Allie turns it around to CHOP away on Leva! Allie roars and whips but Leva reverses to send her into a corner. Shotgun blasts Allie down, then Leva runs for a screaming meteora! Cover, TWO! Allie lives and Leva is furious.
Leva gets loud as she drags Allie up. Leva underhooks but Allie slips through to a neckbreaker! Fans chant “Reading Rainbow!” as both women are down. A standing count begins but passes 5 before either stirs. Fans rally up and both women are up at 7. Leva swings but misses, Allie hits back! And again! Allie fires off forearms and CHOPS, backing Leva down. Allie whips corner to corner then runs in, big back elbow! Side to side now, forearm smash! Allie keeps moving, another corner to corner for the sliding forearm! Fans love it as Allie goes to cover, TWO! Leva still lives but Allie keeps her focus. Allie drags Leva up to a fireman’s carry, but Leva fights free. Leva shoves but Alie kicks, only to get blocked to a backstabber! Leva isn’t done, she underhooks for the Pedigree! Cover, TWO!?
Leva is beside herself! She tries another cover, TWO! Allie survives and even Peter is in shock. Peter gives suggestions from the apron, but his toss of the book messed up! Allie catches it, hands it to Leva, to SUPERKICK it into her! Cover, Allie wins!
Winner: Allie, by pinfall
Books really do help! Just not how the Librarians expected them to. But can Allie repeat success against the Chief Branding Officer, Brandi?
Kenny Omega puts some work in.
But the musical acts are gone. Even Blink. Blink what? Blink 1 8 2. Oh damn it! Kenny was just back there! Well sorry, Kenny, they left. Can the Best Bout Machine pull this show together and make it work?
AEW Buy-In – Hardcore Match: Michael Nakazawa VS Alex Jebailey!
It’s time to get extreme with the body oil king! He gets to settle things with the CEO of CEW from a past encounter, but will it work out his way when Jebailey can afford pyro? Wait he can afford his own pyro?
Nakazawa has them cut the music. He has a word for “Mr. Cripple.” Oh wait sorry that’s not kosher in America. For those who don’t know him, this is THE Michael Nakazawa. And last year, Jebailey cheated to win. That’s why CEO Games sucks. Nakazawa was in Vegas and fans were talking about EVO. But at least Jebailey recovered from a bad right leg. Congrats. Jebailey says Nakazawa wasn’t paying attention, it was the left leg. Oh it was? Okay then> Nakamzawa kicks out the bad leg! The bell rings and the match begins!
Nakazawa and Jebailey brawl but Nakazawa headlocks. Jebailey powers out but Nakazawa powers out. Things speed up and Jebailey hip tosses! Then he throws forearms and scoops Nakazawa for a slam! Nakazawa is reeling but Jebailey is on him with a waistlock. Nakazawa uses the body oil! And he slithers free! Fans like that. Jebailey boots Nakazawa down, then runs, but trips on an oil slip! So does the ref! Nakazawa oils Jebailey up! Then runs to stomp slip senton! Cover, TWO! Jebailey bails out but Nakazawa follows. Nakazawa kicks Jebailey then whips, but Jebailey reverses to send Nakazawa into barriers! Jebailey borrows a fan’s sign, to BUST it on Nakazawa’s head! Wait, Justin Wong is giving Jebailey a fight stick!?
Jebailey has it, aims at Nakazawa, rib shot to back SMACK! Cover, TWO! Nakazawa bails out now but Jebailey pursues. They go up the way to the pool area! And Jebailey washes off the oil the hard way by smothering Nakazawa! The ref asks if Nakazawa gives up, but he doesn’t. Or he just can’t breathe. Jebailey stomps away but Nakazawa mists pool water! Pool toy attack! Flamingo hook, to fireman’s carry, but Jebailey slips out to scoop and slam Nakazawa into the pool! Fans lose their minds as Jebailey drags Nakazawa back to the ring. Jebailey wants to do this old school as he drags out traffic signs, remote controls, and even a kendo stick! Oh, and a table! Fans really like that one.
Jebailey sets the table up then goes to the ring. But Nakazawa bashes him with a remote! ANd chokes him with the cord! UP up down down A B, then Nakazawa stands Jebailey up. Nakazawa tries to suplex but so does Jebailey! So Nakazawa bites him! Then runs to DIVE through him! SPEAR into the table!! Now fans really lose their minds! Nakazawa puts Jebailey into the ring and covers, but lets up!? He wants to hurt Jebailey as he grabs the kendo stick! SMACK! SMACK! And then from under his shorts, Nakazawa removes his own jock strap! He straps it on his hand, but Jebailey ducks for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Nakazawa is down but Jebailey drags out one more thing from under the ring: a mystery bag. And inside that bag… push button toys!
Jebailey drags Nakazawa over, but Nakazawa clubs away on Jebailey. But Jebailey back drops Nakazawa on the hard plastic buttons!! Jebailey grabs the stick for his own, and SMACKS away on Nakazawa! Nakazawa’s own strap has trapped him, but then he ducks to wring out. The mandible claw gets the ref! LOW BLOW from Jebailey! Not illegal, but not cool. Mahistrol, but the ref can’t count! The fans get to 7 before the ref gets to TWO! Nakazawa reverses to a cover, with the strap in Jebailey’s face! Nakazawa wins!
Winner: Michael Nakazawa, by pinfall
The slippery Nakazawa survives a rather game gamer CEO. Will this series continue? And will that fan keep Nakazawa’s thrown jock strap?
Jim Ross joins AEW commentary!
That’s right, Good Ol’ J freakin’ R is here! And surely, he’ll be ready to call every #Slobberknocker there is tonight!
Jon Moxley speaks.
Drop what you’re doing because he’s here to show you who he really is.
Everyone has a dream.
But making a dream come true takes hard work. A new wrestling empire rises and begins its own era. The AEW locker room knows what it has to do to go from great to awesome. They know it was literally double or nothing, and risked it all. It was the night to create memories that would last forever, and change the world for wrestling! And that was just the beginning. Now we move into the second chapter, and AEW will prove it is here to stay! Because in order to survive, in order to succeed, in order to live the dream, they must fight! Welcome to Fyter Fest!
Christopher Daniels VS Cima!
The rest of SoCal Uncensored lost in the Triple Threat Tag, but the Fallen Angel looks to make up for all of that here! Will he or the OWE veteran make it big on the road to All Out?
The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there is respect. The two circle and tie up. Daniels wrenches but Cima flips and rolls to a waistlock. Cima drags Daniels down and around to a headlock. Daniels powers out but Cima runs him over. Cima gets the fans fired up as things speed up. They both show they still have agility, and Daniels arm-drags Cima down. Cima fights back and powers out of the armlock, but now Daniels runs him over. Daniels runs and things speed up again. Cima dodges and waistlocks but Daniels elbows free. Daniels runs but into a dropkick! Daniels bails out and Cima builds speed, to wreck Daniels with a dropkick!
Cima catches his breath as he stalks and stomps Daniels. He drags Daniels up and into the ring, then slingshots for a senton! Cima steps through to turn Daniels over for a butterfly clutch! Daniels endures and reaches out, ropebreak with a foot! Cima lets Daniels go but keeps his cool. Cima stomps Daniels and whips hip but Daniels reverses to tilt-o-whirl to a backbreaker! Daniels and Ciam both end up outside, Daniels rams Cima into the apron! Then Northern Lights to the floor! Cima writhes while the ref counts. Daniels stands at 5 to go back to Cima. He puts Cima in at 8 and drops knees into him. Fans rally up as Daniels scoops and slams Cima down! And then again! Daniels hears the fans chant for “SCU!” as he drives elbows into Cima. Daniels runs for the STO! Cover, TWO!
Daniels keeps his cool as fans continue to chant for SCU. He drags Cima up to whip him hard into buckles. Daniels drags Cima back up for a suplex! Daniels has the ref move aside for the Arabian Press! Into a crossface! Cima endures, reaching out as fans rally. Cima gets a ropebreak with a hand! Daniels lets go in frustration, but drags Cima up to ram him into a corner. Daniels rams his shoulder in more, then backs off to run back in. Cima boots Daniels! Then CHOPS him on the back! Cima sits Daniels in the corner, for a draping backstabber! Both men are down but fans are cheering. Fans rally up and Cima gest to his feet. Cima runs back in at Daniels, but Daniels elbows him away. Daniels hops up but Cima SHORYUKENS to Iconoclasm! Cover, TWO!!
Daniels survives but Cima doesn’t loose his focus. Fans duel as Cima fisherman, but the back bothers him. Daniels whips and hits a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! But they’re both right back up, Daniels kicks and hits Angel’s Wings! Cover, TWO!! Cima survives and shocks Daniels! Cima counters and enziguris Daniels, then runs in at the corner. Daniels boots back then hops up, but Cima trips him up! Cima climbs up from the outside, fans rally up, and Cima stands for a sunset flip. But Daniels holds on, only to still get a running bomb! Cima keeps going, AOI SHOUDOU! Cover, TWO!! Daniels survives but Cima won’t let up! Cima drags Daniels up for the Alabama, to the Air Raid Crash! But Cima’s not done, he goes up top! METEORA! Cover, Cima wins!!
Winner: Cima, by pinfall
The leader of Strong Hearts now heads for Fight for the Fallen with huge momentum! Will it be what he needs to take on Kenny Omega?
Triple Threat: Nyla Rose VS Riho VS Yuka Sakazaki!
These three made great impressions at Double or Nothing, but especially the wrestling idol, Riho, being on the winning side of the Joshi trios tag. But now that she and the wrestling magical girl are alone, will they have any chance of surviving the #NativeBeast?
The Joshi shake hands to show respect, but even Nyla shares in that. Until she throws Riho into buckles! The bell rings as she puts Yuka in the same corner. But they both get clear and then work together on Nyla! They whip but Nyla blocks the whip them into each other! They trip her up but she shoves them both back. But Riho and Yuka come back with double dropkicks! Riho and Yuka try to turn Nyla over but she throws them both off! Nyla scoops and slams Riho, then does the same to Yuka. They’re side-by-side for Nyla to DOUBLE SPLASH! Cover, TOW! as they both Matrix! Riho and Yuka both stomp Nyla down and club away. The Joshi double suplex, but Nyla is too much for them! Nyla double suplexes the Joshi instead!
Nyla stomps Riho then drags Yuka around. She stacks the Joshi for a double Camel Clutch! Both women endure the hold but work together to get free! Riho reaches and gets the ropebreak for them both! Nyla holds on until 4, and lets both opponents go. Nyla comes back to drag Yuka to her feet, and into a bearhug! Yuka endures until Nyla slams her down. Nyla then goes to Riho to suplex her up and down hard! Nyla brings Yuka over, trophy lifts her, then throws her at Riho! Riho bails out before Yuka makes an accidental cover. Nyla mocks the Joshi, “Iku ze!” and suplexes Yuka, but Yuka slips out! Yuka dodges, runs and huricanranas Nyla down! Fans cheer for the magical girl as she takes aim. Yuka runs and springboards, to FLY! She wipes out Riho and Nyla!
Fans fire up as Yuka stands and brings Riho into the ring. Yuka climbs up top and aims, missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Yuka keeps on Riho but Riho hits back with forearms. The idol and the magical girl brawl back and forth! Yuka hits form all sides, but misses her discus! Riho hits a tilt-o-whirl huricanrana! Riho dropkicks but misses. Yuka dropkicks but misses. Riho stomps on Yuka! But here comes Nyla! Riho hits a big knee but it only staggers Nyla. But Nyla walks into a drop toehold! 619!! Yuka adds on with a seated senton! Riho tops it off with a double stomp! But Yuka gets Riho with a whip. Riho wheelbarrows and rolls Yuka, TWO, to stomps! Fans rally as Riho runs to kick but misses! Yuka rolls Riho but Riho rolls out, sliding D! Cover, but Nyla breaks it!
Nyla shoves Riho away and drags Yuka up. Yuka throws weak forearms, and Nyla rocks her with one! Nyla toys with Yuka now, and soaks up the heat. But Yuka fires up with new life! Yuka clubs away on Nyla, then runs, but her sliding D is caught! Into a Side Effect! Cover, TWO!? Yuka lives and Nyla is frustrated. Nyla drags Yuka back up for a suplex, and holds her there for a long time before bringing her back down. Nyla grins but Riho is back while Yuka bails out. Riho gets a corner splash! Then Nyla suplexes Riho to hang her out on the top rope. Nyla goes to the corner and climbs up top!? Riho is unable to do anything against the guillotine knee!! Fans lose their minds but Nyla still isn’t done. Nyla drags Riho around, but gets an idea.
Nyla drags Riho to a drop zone and climbs up again. But Yuka returns to anchor Nyla! Nyla clubs Yuka back until she falls! Nyla aims at Riho, leaps, but Riho gets clear of the swanton! Riho hurries up top as Nyla writhes. Riho waits for Nyla to stand, to hit her with a flying crossbody! But Nyla catches her so easily! But Yuka is up top, and leaps for a crossbody! Nyla has them both!! But then they both roll her up and cover!! TWO!! Nyla survives a double cover, so the Joshi go after each other. Riho runs but into Yuka’s knee. Yuka suplexes but Riho fights out. Riho runs, tilt-o-whirls but Yuka counters to a suplex! Yuka climbs and springboards, Magical Girl Splash GETS KNEES!
Nyla German Suplexes Yuka down! Then drags Yuka back up for a powerbomb! Cover, but Riho Meteoras it apart! Yuka covers Nyla, but Riho dropkicks her down! Riho hurries as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Riho gives Nyla a running knee, but then runs into a Death valley Driver! But all three women are down! Nyla sits up first to cover, TWO! Riho still has life! Nyla is losing her patience as she drags Riho up again. Nyla vows to end this, and powebomb lifts again, but Riho slips out to a cradle! RIHO WINS!!
Winner: Riho, by pinfall
The Idol pulls off an upset!! Nyla is stunned, but perhaps let her ego get in the way. So she attacks Riho from behind! The Native Beast is a sore loser, but Yuka saves Riho. They both dropkick Nyla out! Nyla retreats in a huff, but is she far from out of the AEW Women’s Championship race? As for Riho, she doesn’t thank Yuka, she shoves her away. It is every Joshi for herself, which one of these two will head for the gold?
Fatal 4 Way: Hangman Page VS Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus VS Jimmy Havoc VS MJF!
Kip Sabian keeps a close eye on this one by joining commentary as he faces this match’s winner. With the #SaltoftheEarth stirring up a bunch of trouble at Double or Nothing, he must now face three big names in a huge match! But of course, they’re all fighting for their first big win in AEW, who makes the most out of it here tonight?
MJF grabs a mic but the fans boo already. Are they having flashbacks to being pushed in lockers? Just pipe down. MJF is going to make them feel as comfortable as possible here. So the nerds are going to get something they’ll love. Fans say he sucks, but he says their mamas swallow. Pop quiz: What happens when you put in a dollar store Tarzan, an old man still in his emo phase and “Seabiscuit” up against the hottest rising star in wrestling today? MJF getting a W! But are the fans still going to boo? YES! Well the level 45 Paladin Warlock Knight says he should respect them.
MJF says they’re getting off on the wrong foot. He extends an olive branch by saying he’s not so different from them. MJF used to love video games, but then he lost his virginity. Which is why he’ll win tonight. He’s better than you, and you know it. But will he prove that against three top stars at once?
The bell rings and Hangman goes right at MJF! MJF dodges to go after Jungle Boy, while Havoc goes after Hangman. Jungle Boy throws MJF out while hangman tosses Havoc. Hangman kicks and headlocks Jungle Boy but Jungle Boy powers out. Things speed up and both men show their agility, right up until Hangman BOOTS Jungle Boy down! Hangman CHOPS Jungle Boy against ropes then whips him across the way. Jungle boy dodges to CHOP back, then goes acrobatic to arm-drag Hangman! Hangman gets up but gets a headscissors! Hangman bails out and Jungle Boy high-fives Luchasaurus. But Havoc gets Jungle Boy with uppercuts and forearms, to then dropkick him down! Havoc drags Jungle up for a Michinoku Driver! But MJF rolls Havoc, TWO!
MJF covers Jungle Boy, TWO! He argues with the ref then trash talks the fans, but he runs into Havoc’s elbow. Hangman has MJF but MJF escapes the Dead Eye. MJF taunts Hangman, but Hangman dodges and tosses Jungle Boy. Hangman slingshots and takes out MJF! But Havoc CANNONBALLS to hit Hangman! Fans rally up for Jungle Boy as he builds speed, only to get run over by MJF. Fans boo MJF hard but he just takes a bow. MJF takes aim and runs, but he’s not going to dive, he just says up yours. But then Jungle Boy dropkicks MJF down! Jungle Boy goes out to MOONSAULT onto everyone! Luchasaurus gives him promos as he gets up from the human wreckage. Jungle Boy puts MJF in to CHOP him!
MJF scrambles to a corner and Jungle Boy runs in, but to a throat chop. MJF rams his shoulder in then rains down right hands, to miss completely! Jungle Boy springboards for a sunset flip powerbomb! Cover, TWO!! Kip really thought this was over. Fans rally up for Jungle Boy again and he climbs up, only for Havoc to SHORYUKEN! Havoc climbs up to grab Jungle Boy, but Hangman joins in! MJF staggers over as the TOWER OF DOOM comes down! The Superplex takes MJF out! Hangman hits Havoc with a clothesline, then gives Jungle Boy one in the other. MJF rolls Hangman up, TWO! Hangman hits MJF with a big forearm! Hangman runs in but MJF dodges. Fans boo as MJF runs away, but Hangman gets double boots!
Havoc calls for it but misses his Acid Rain, to get Poisoned Rana! Hangman clobbers and pop-up bombs Jungle Boy! Cover, but MJF helps Jungle Boy survive, to help himself, really. Havoc German Suplexes Hangman, and MJF elbows Havoc. MJF hops up to dumdum stomp Havoc! Then wrings Jungle Boy out into Havoc. MJF kicks Jungle Boy out to cover Havoc, but now Hangman saves Havoc. MJF scowls at Hangman as Hangman scowls back. The two are in the ring alone now, and the brawl is on! Hangman whips but MJF reverses to chop block the bad leg! MJF is on that leg, and mocks Bret Hart with the Sharpshooter! But Hangman counters to it himself!! MJF endures and grabs for anything, and still gets the ropebreak!
Hangman lets go and works to get the bad leg moving. Fans rally up for him as he stalks MJF to ropes. Hangman drags MJF up but MJF shoves him away. MJF then yanks Hangman to the apron, and kicks him through the ropes! MJF hits the Heat Seeker draping piledriver! He even uses the ropes for the pin! Jungle Boy breaks it up! MJF punchse Jungle Boy but Luchasaurus helps him stay up! Jungle Boy hits back, then slingshots, but into Havoc’s fireman’s carry! Havoc tosses Jungle Boy at Luchasaurus! Havoc flips MJF off but MJF kicks the ropes to hit Havoc low! Heat Seeker denied and Havoc hits double stomps! Cover, TWO!!
Havoc waits for MJF to stand. He drags MJF into the wristlock, but MJF pokes the eyes! BUCK SHOT gets Havoc! MJF whips but Hangman reverses to throw MJF out. DEAD EYE for Havoc! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Not only is the Problem Solver heading to All Out for the AEW World Championship, he will face Kip Sabian at Fight for the Fallen! Will Hangman stay on a roll towards his match with Chris Jericho? Or will he look past Kip and have it cost him?
Cody VS Darby Allin!
The Rhodes Brothers gave us an amazing match and an even greater moment between brothers. But now, the American Nightmare looks to keep the ride going towards Fight for the Fallen. But will the young star evolve into something at the expense of the son of a son of a plumber?
The bell rings and Darby just stares at Cody. Darby slowly stands up and tosses his jacket aside. He and Cody stare down as fans duel. Cody and Darby tie up and go around, and Cody puts Darby in the corner. The ref calls for the break and Darby slips out to a hammerlock! He has Cody in the corner now, then wrings him out for a hammerlock. Cody reaches and spins but Darby spins with him. Cody picks the leg but Darby rolls back to get to his feet. Darby and Cody stare down. Cody chases but Darby evades. Darby rolls Cody but Cody slips out to show he has moves, too. They circle again, Cody gets a leg, and he puts Darby on the ropes. Cody respects the break but still headlocks and throws Darby down.
Darby works to headscissor out but Cody keeps him off. Fans duel again and Darby stands up. Cody wrenches the headlock but Darby powers out. Darby blocks the hip toss but Cody does, too. Darby goes acrobatic to arm-drag Cody out! Cody keeps his cool, even as Darby dares him to come back. Cody sees Darby’s banner and tosses it aside. Fans rally and duel as Cody gets back in the ring. Darby applauds Cody’s courage, and offers a handshake. Cody takes it but of course Darby reels him in. Mahistrol, TWO! So Cody SLAPS Darby down! Cody smirks but Darby blocks the whip. Cody drops down for the Rhodes uppercut! He throws Darby across the way and right out of the ring! Darby slips the post on the way out!
The referee checks on Darby but Darby crawls. Cody does some push-ups while he waits. Darby stands and Cody slingshots out but Darby gets back in. Cody goes back in the ring, wrenches Darby’s arm, and gives him a shoulder breaker! Darby flounders to a corner, but Cody suplexes and tosses him! Cover, TWO! He tries again, TWO! Darby toughs it out but he’s crawling to a corner. Cody is on him again with the back suplex, but Darby uses a headlock to counter. Cody hits Darby int he back then suplexes, but Darby lands on his feet. Darby runs into a fireman’s carry and gutbuster! Cover, TWO! Cody keeps his cool and fans rally again. Cody stalks Darby to stomp his legs. Darby still crawls but Cody keeps stomping him.
Cody turns Darby over and puts on a Figure Four Leglock! Darby flails and scrambles to a ropebreak! Cody holds on until 4, and he keeps his eyes on Darby. Cody drags Darby up and Darby pie faces Cody. That only gets him tossed into buckles! Darby flops out of the ring and Cody calls for the count. The count begins but Darby stands at 4. Darby gets to the apron at 5 but Cody drags him in, only for Darby to throw Cody’s hand into the post! Darby hurries back in but Cody kicks him between the ropes! Then clotheslines him into a complete shot! Cover, TWO! Darby still survives and fans rally again. Cody walks over but into body shots! He shoves Darby to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Cody grows annoyed, and he puts Darby in a butterfly stretch. Darby endures and fights against it as fans rally again. Darby gets the ropebreak, and Cody lets up right away. Cody knees away on Darby then puts the butterfly stretch on again. Darby gets one arm free but Cody grabs it for a cover, TWO! Cody scoop slams Darby down, then soaks up the cheers. Cody kicks Darby to ropes, then against the ropes. He stalks Darby and clubs him on the back. Cody CHOPS Darby to a corner, and then CHOPS him in the corner. Darby goes reeling but Cody follows after. Cody jams Darby’s arm, then headlocks for punches. Darby staggers into another kick, then Cody suplexes Darby and holds him up. But Darby goes after the bad hand! Darby is free, ducks and waistlocks to roll Cody, TWO! Springboard tornillo! TWO!
Darby has the arm! A Fujiwara Armbar! Darby hammers away and even headbutts the bad fingers, to put the armbar back on! Cody endures as Darby pushes back. Fans rally as Cody gets the ropebreak. Darby holds on until 4! Cody gets to the apron but Darby kicks him off. Darby slingshots, adjusts and slingshots away form Cody to DIVE! Direct hit takes them both out at the ramp! But Darby is up and drags Cody over to the steps. He stomps but misses the hand, and Cody trips Darby up! Darby hits steel and falls to the floor! Cody gets in the ring and fans rally up with him. Darby stands, Cody runs, Cody DIVES! Direct hit into a cameraman! Cody keeps fired up and he drags Darby up. Cody throws Darby back in but that bad hand slows him down.
Darby gets to a corner and Cody runs in. Darby boots Cody, jumps over him, then shotgun dropkicks him back in! Corner to corner, big back elbow to a snapmare! Darby fires off strikes, rolls again, then sunset flips to the DESTROYER! Cover, TWO! We get a five-minute warning and Brandi says Cody just has to survive. Darby crawls to a corner and heads up top, but Cody clubs him down. Cody climbs up to join Darby, stands him up, and dragon sleepers, for an INVERTED SUPERPLEX! Both men crash down and fans chant for “A E DUB!” Cody crawls to a cover, TWO! Darby goes to the apron but Cody follows. Darby bites the bad hand! Cody kicks Darby and clotheslines him back into the ring. But Darby hotshots Cody down!
Darby hurries up as Cody goes to the apron. Darby shows no fear, Trust Fall to the apron! But Cody dodges!! Darby destroys himself on the apron edge!! Cody shows no mercy as he drags Darby up and into the ring. Cody drags Darby up and has him by a leg. Darby slaps Cody so Cody BOOTS Darby down! Darby is on his own body bag banner, so Cody zips him up in it! Cody has Darby trapped as he drags him up, for a Disaster Kick! Cody unzips and drags Darby out for a cover, TWO! Darby still lives! Darby flounders but flops down again. Cody is in shock, but hears the one minute warning. He covers again, ONE!? Darby is a wrestling zombie as Cody SLAPS him with the weight belt! The ref reprimands Cody but Cody just SLAPS Darby again!
30 seconds remain, but Cody kicks Darby around, for Cross- No, Darby knees out! Darby hops up, Diamond Dust stunner! But Cody grabs him for CROSS RHODES!! The countdown begins but Cody can’t cover right away! TIME RUNS OUT!!
Time Limit Draw
Darby survives Cody!! Fans want “Five More Minutes!” to keep Cody from being 1-0-1 in his record. Cody’s for it, Darby’s for it, but who is that coming up from behind!? That’s the Perfect 10! Shawn Spears SMACKS Cody with a chair!! Brandi gets in the ring to figure out what this is about, and the ref moves to defend Brandi. Shawn stares at Cody bleeding on the mat, then leaves. Brandi and the ref tend to Cody while Shawn takes off in the crowd. MJF runs out to apparently run Shawn off but no need now. MJF is still a fan and friend to Cody, as are SCU as they come out. They all help Cody out of the ring, and he is walking, despite the gash in his head. Is Cody going to even make it to his tag match alongside brother Dustin?
Six Man Tag: The Elite VS Laredo Kid & the Lucha Brothers!
Kenny Omega reunites with the Young Bucks for this incredible 3v3 match! Will the OG Elite be able to pull it all together and defeat three incredible luchadors? Or is Laredo the perfect partner for Pentagon and Rey Fenix to take down THE Elite, the the Elite?
Kenny was right, their new gear is AWESOME! The Bucks as Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, and then nWo Omega helping Kenny make an entrance as Akuma!! Will this be enough to KO Laredo and the Lucha Bros?!
But wait, Matt Jackson tells Justin Roberts something secret. Kenny backs it up, and Justin says, “ROUND 1, FIGHT!” The teams sort out, and Nick starts with Laredo. The two circle and show off their agility. Nick even strikes a Ken idle animation. They tie up and Nick wrenches to a wristlock. Laredo rolls and handsprings to reverse. Nick handsprings and arm-drags Laredo off but Laredo arm-drags back. Double dropkicks and handsprings cancel out! Nick throws off his headband as he and Laredo tie up. Laredo headlocks but Nick powers out. Things speed up and Laredo fakes Nick out for a rabbit punch!
Laredo SLAPS Nick in the corner but Nick reverses the whip. Laredo slips out to kick Nick back! Then he springboards for a crossbody, TWO! Nick whips but Laredo tilt-o-whirls and shoves. Laredo dodges the superkicks and clotheslines cancel out. Laredo shoves but Nick spits! Nick shoves but Fenix jumps in. Matt jumps in, but so do Pentagon and Omega! Fans fire up as the six men start shoving. But the Elite block the superkicks! The Elite fire off punches, then run, into triple kicks! The Elite bail out while the luchadores build speed. ASAI AND DOUBLE DIVES! Daytona is fired up as Laredo and the brothers take out The Elite! Laredo puts Kenny in and Fenix steps in for huricanrana. Pentagon runs to slingblade Kenny down!
Matt runs into kicks, then Laredo gets a boost, “Uno, dos, tres!” DOUBLE SUPERKICK POISON RANA! Fans fire up again as the luchadores all say, “Cero Miedo!” But then Nick attacks them all. He throws Fenix but Fenix rewinds to hook kick! Laredo scoops to a Michinoku Driver! Laredo then moonsaults off the bottom, but uno mas! Second rope moonsault, cover, TWO! Laredo whips Nick corner to corner and hits a corner forearm smash. He goes to suplex but Nick blocks. Theyy end up in the corner and Fenix tags in. Fenix CHOPS Nick then Pentagon helps him whip. Nick goes up and over but into Pentagon’s arms. Nick fights off both Lucha Bros, “LUCHA LIBRE~” arm-drag and headscissors!
Tag to Matt, and Matt catches Laredo for a Northern Lights! Roll through for another! And another, but Fenix gets it! Then another. Pentagon come sin, DOUBLE Northern Lights! And as fans hit a fever pitch, Kenny Omega tags in! Omega throws Fenix out and fires off on Pentagon. Omega has Laredo with CHOPS! He whips corner to corner and runs in, big back elbow! He scoops Laredo for a BIG backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps moving as he drags Laredo back up. Fireman’s carry and “You Can’t Escape!” But Laredo does! Mule kick to front kick to neckbreaker! Laredo goes to a corner and the top rope. Laredo leaps but into a dropkick! The Terminator Drums return as Omega rises. Omega builds speed but Pentagon intercepts with a wag of the finger.
Fans want to see this and chant “Cero Miedo!” Pentagon takes off the glove, tosses it to the ref, and then insults Omega before putting the hand sign in his face. Omega shrugs as he throws forearms. Pentagon gives it back and now it’s a brawl! Pentagon chops but Omega throws hands! Omega gets an edge but Pentagon CHOPS! Pentagon whips but Omega ducks and redirects to dropkick the legs out! Omega keeps moving, Kotaro Krusher! Fenix hits Omega but springboards into a shove. He lands on the apron to kick Omega back. But the Bucks give Fenix the headscissor dropkick! Laredo runs in but the Elite are all over him. They whip and back elbow, then feed to Matt. Matt wheelbarrows and Omega CHOPS, Nick bulldogs! Omega German Suplexes Laredo down!
Fans rally for The Elite, the the Elite, as Omega drags Laredo up. Omega fireman’s carries again and finally gets “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton and moonsault! Matt climbs for a Macho Elbow! Nick climbs for a SWANTON! Cover, TWO! Omega tags to Nick and Nick scrapes Laredo’s face. Nick brings Laredo up for haymakers then tags in Matt. Faso rally as the Bucks double whip. Laredo huricanranas Matt into Nick! Laredo swings at Omega but misses the enziguri. Omega German Suplex but Laredo lands on his feet to enziguri this time! Tag to Pentagon! Slingblade for Nick, SUPERKICK for Matt! Omega shoves but Pentagon goes up and over for a backstabber! The Elite all bail out and Fenix slides. They get clear but Fenix fires off kicks and CHOPS! Flying huricanrana onto Omega!
Nick kicks Fenix down but Pentagon holds the ropes open, Laredo DIVES and takes Nick out! Matt trips up Pentagon then climbs, but Pentagon trips him into a Tree of Woe! WOE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel as both men slowly stir. Pentagon clubs away on Matt’s back, and wants the Dark Armbar! Matt arm-drags out and runs, but Pentagon catches him. Matt fights out and fights back, but Pentagon reverses the whip, to get a DESTROYER! And SPEAR! Both men are down again, but fans rally up. Hot tags to Omega and Laredo! But Omega reels Pentagon in to waistlock. Laredo runs into a boot, and Fenix gets a CHOP! Omega Snap Dragons Omega then gives on to Fenix! Laredo runs into a V-Trigger! Then a Snap Dragon!
Omega has Laredo in a drop zone and climbs up. Pentagon kicks Omega down! Nick runs in but is tossed right back out! Fenix runs in and is tossed out ONTO Nick! Omega resists but Pentagon keeps him p there to boost Laredo, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY! Cover, but Matt runs in, to get Pentagon’s DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again as all six men are down. Laredo is up first and he gives knees to Omega. But Nick says the party begins, SUPERKICK! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! Pentagon SUPERKICKS Matt! Omega SUPERKICKS Pentagon! The Elite regroup, aim at the luchadores, but they get TRIPLE SUPERKICKS from them! Triple Cero Miedo, for TRIPLE HADOUKEN!!
The Elite have each luchador in position, TRIPLE POWERBOMBS! Cover, TWO from all three! Fans know “This is Awesome!” but far from over. The Elite set Laredo up but Fenix runs in. Fenix just ends up the same alongside Laredo, and Nick climbs up. Double draping 450! Cover, but Pentagon kicks Omega’s head! Nick throws Pentagon out, then spikes Fenix! But Pentagon avoids the moonsault to slingblade! Matt runs to wreck Pentagon with a dropkick! Laredo dropkicks Matt as he skins the cat! Laredo runs but into another V-Trigger! Omega runs but into FENIX INJECTION! But Fenix gets Nick’s neckbreaker! Fans hope these six “Fight Forever!” but it has to end somehow.
Matt scoops Pentagon and Nick takes aim, but turns into Laredo’s chop. Nick CHOPS back, then use Laredo to go up, but Fenix and Laredo trip him up! Fenix walks the rope SUPER SPANISH FLY onto their brothers!! Laredo has Omega with forearms, then runs, springboard, V-TRIGGER! Tiger Driver 98! Cover, TWO!? Omega keeps his focus as he reloads. Bang, and he runs, to V-Trigger again! Omega electric chairs, ONE WINGED ANGEL! Cover, The Elite win!
Winners: The Elite, Kenny Omega pinning
The reunion was successful! Omega and the Bucks win some big momentum towards their respective Fight for the Fallen matches! Will Omega be able to keep this up against a veteran like Cima? Will the Young Bucks prove they’re better brothers than the Rhodes boys? Is Cody even going to be there for that match? As for Laredo and the Lucha Brothers, will they continue to bring the AAA into AEW?
Unsanctioned Match: Jon Moxley VS Joey Janela!
Technically this match is not the main event, because AEW can’t even officially approve of these two crossing paths in the ring. However, this was going to be the only way to have these two passionately violent and reckless men have an even remotely safe encounter. The lights turning off and turning back on signal that this is a match where anything goes! Will AEW’s second event already be its bloodiest? Or will both these manage to keep their bodies in one piece?
The Lunatic and the Bad Boy are ready to go but are oddly calm with the bell. Janela and Mox get face to face, but then Janela pie faces Mox. Mox keeps his cool, to then kick and CHOP away! Mox whips but Janela holds ropes. Janela sends Mox out and then runs, to DIVE! Direct hit and they go into barriers! Moxley staggers away but Janela is right after him with haymakers. Moxely hits back and throws Janela over railing! Fans truly get a front row view as Moxely punches Janela and chops him around. Janela chops back then clubs Mox towards barriers. Janela dumps Mox over and then throws more forearms. He throws Moxley into the post, then goes looking under the ring. Janela brings out a table! Janela stands it up and then borrows a prosthetic leg! He bashes Moxley, but then Moxley throws Janela into steps!
Moxley swags about as he goes looking for something, too. He brings out a classic chair and tosses it in the ring. Moxley fetches Janela and drags him in for big forearms. He has the chair and scoops Janela with it, for a chair slam! Janela writhes while Moxley takes a seat. Moxley doesn’t even care his eyebrow bleeds already. Janela throws forearms and then puts Moxley in a corner. Janela CHOPS Moxley to take a seat then fores off more. He climbs up top and aims, leaps, but swantons onto only the chair! Moxley got clear and let Janela crash and burn! Moxley covers, TWO! He fires off fists and elbows to Janela’s head, then goes back out. Moxley goes looking again, and brings out a chair wrapped in barbed wire! Because Moxley probably prepared this one himself!
Janela crawls to a corner but Moxley stomps him out. Moxley scoop slams Janela then returns to his barbed wire chair. Moxley puts that chair on Janela to STOMP it into him! Fans call Mox a “Sick F*ck” and he takes a bow! Moxley climbs up, but Janela SHORYUKENS! Janela throws enziguris and forearms, then climbs up to join Moxley. SUPER STEINER onto the barbed wire! And then SMACK with it on Moxley’s back! Cover, TWO! Moxley writhes in pain as his back starts to bleed. Janela grabs himself a second table and puts that in the ring. Fans cheer as Janela starts setting it up in the corner. Moxley stands and fireman’s carries Janela, but he isn’t sure which table to use. He goes for the one outside, but Janela holds on! Janela forearms Mox back and wants to suplex!
Mox fights Janela off then joins him on the apron, only for Janela to Russian Leg Sweep them both, through the table! Fans chant “A E DUB!” as Janela stands up from the wreckage. Janela throws Moxley in but Moxley SPINEBUSTERS him through that other table! Moxley slumps out of the ring from all the pain, and brings out a third table! Then a fourth! He sets both tables up by the ring, but Janela flips him off. Moxley cusses Janela out as he throws down hands! Moxley then goes out to find more things. He has a wood panel with barbed wire! Was Moxley doing that all himself? Fans again know Moxley is a “Sick F*ck” as he goes to Janela.
Moxley scoops Janela, but Janela slips out. Janela runs but has to stop himself. Moxley kicks but Janela denies Death Rider. Janela fireman’s carries, to Death Valley Drive Moxley through the barbed wire board!! Janela drags Moxley out of the steel thorns to cover, TWO! Fans duel and rally as Janela starts punching Moxley. Moxley fires back and its a brawl! Janela gets the edge and throws one extra big one! Moxley sits down but comes back with a LARIAT! Moxley has his barbed wire chair back but he ditches that for his table idea. He drags Janela up for a powerbomb, gets him up for a Canadian rack, but Janela slips out to SUPERKICK! And then SUPERKICK him to the apron!
Janela checks under the ring real quick, and finds a ladder! This has officially become a TLC match! Moxley gets up as Janela sets the ladder up. Moxley stops Janela before he can do more, and the two brawl outside again. Janela bounces Moxley off the steel steps again and again, then puts him on the two tables. Janela leaves Moxley behind to go to the ladders! Fans plead, “Please Don’t Die!” But Janela goes all the way up, and LEAPS! Macho Elbow through the tables! Fans lose their minds all over again as the referee checks on both men. Both men are somehow okay to continue, and Janela is up first. Janela moves table wreckage around to go in search of more. There’s a second board of barbed wire?! Fans have to be careful as Janela drags that out and makes it a bridge!
Janela goes in search of Moxley, who is in the ring. Mox gets him with a DDT! Moxley drags Janela up in a fireman’s carry, to Death Valley BOMB Janela through the board!! Now it’s Janela’s turn to be stuck in the wires! Fans still love “A E DUB!” even though this technically has nothing to do with them. Janela frees himself from the wreckage, but not without scraping himself on the wires. Mox drags Janela into the ring and stalks him like a shark with blood i the water. Fans fire up as Janela throws slaps. Moxley throws knee after knee after knee into Janela’s face! But he isn’t done, because he brings out some kind of bucket. But what’s in the bucket? A bag. And in the bag is…? THUMBTACKS!
Moxley grabs Janela’s boot and starts undoing it? And the other one! He exposes Janela’s feet! Again, Moxley proves he’s a “Sick F*ck” as Janela is without even socks! Moxley stands Janela up, but Janela fights back! Janela avoids some tacks, but gets a kick and an X-Plex onto the tacks! Janela refuses to give up because of this, but Moxley stomps him into the tacks! Then atomic drops him onto them! Janela screams in pain from the needles in his heels! But then he just dares Moxley to give him more. He flips Moxley off! Moxley stomps Janela, and pulls out something else from the bucket! Another bag of thumbtacks! DEATH RIDER ON TACKS!! Double-edged as it is, Mox covers Janela, Mox wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Paradigm Shift continues as Moxley gets his first win in AEW! Though, does it really count when this was an unsanctioned match? He probably doesn’t care either way, he’d do it all again if he had to. Will Moxley only up the ante next time when he goes up against Kenny Omega?
But speaking off, Omega runs down the ramp to V-Trigger! Then piledrive Mox through what’s left of one table, and bury him with the wrecking of another! Then to recreate what he did with Jericho, springboard double stomps to sandwich Moxley in it all! But Omega isn’t done, he drags Moxley up to club him up the way. They end up by the pool but Omega punches and throws Moxley past all that. Omega uses the unused musical equipment to batter Moxley more. Moxley hits back but Omega is just all over him again! Omega drags Moxley up to throw him into the drum set! Omega has the drum sticks to count himself in. He plays a drum solo on Moxley’s back! Then he has the electric guitar, to SMASH it on Moxley’s back!
Referees reprimand Omega but fans want an encore. So Omega strums the guitar before dropping it. Omega leaves, having gotten back at the Lunatic. Referees help Molxey up but he shoves them away. Omega comes back with a trash can! And he bashes the can on Mox until it’s completely dented! Omega drags Moxley up, to steal the Death Rider, and drive Moxley into the can! But Moxley grins. Will all of this only prompt Moxley to go all out at All Out?
What another great event, and this wasn’t even seen as much more a B-tier show. The Buy-In matches were great for being kickoff show matches. It makes a lot of sense for the Best Friends to win, because they and the “Dark Order” can settle things at All Out while also going forward into the tag title tournament. I feel like the winner of that All Out match is going to go far in the eventual tournament, and might even be tag title contenders. The Librarians are a pretty funny duo, and that was a decently funny and good match. Allie wins but I feel it’s so she’ll lose to Brandi. Then that “Hardcore” match was definitely more comedy than anything, but that doesn’t mean it was bad. I enjoyed a lot of that, but clearly commentary was selling this as sticking it to WWE’s Shane Best in the World storyline.
Daniels VS Cima was a solid opener, just straight up great wrestling from two guys who have been around for a long time and know what they’re doing. Great to see Cima win, he’ll have a great match at Fight for the Fallen with Omega. The Women’s Triple Threat was brilliantly done, all three women look even better than they did from Double or Nothing. It was a natural choice to have the two smaller opponents work together on and off, and also one of the underdogs to win. I just didn’t think it’d be Riho off of Nyla. But it works to make Nyla a Heel as the bigger wrestler, and then there’s clearly tension still between Riho and Yuka that can all play towards the AEW Women’s Championship race.
MJF is the perfect Heel, because he makes you hate him the right way. His promo before the Fatal 4 Way was great, and then the Fatal 4 Way was even greater. Also knowing this means Kip Sabian is the next opponent, it was an interesting move for Hangman to win. It does keep Hangman strong even with All Out a couple months away, but with the PPV events being the only things for momentum right now, losing even here would hurt Hangman. Hangman will surely win at Fight for the Fallen, too, so he’ll be red hot going into All Out against Jericho. Cody VS Darby was a pretty great match, but damn there were two spots that really hurt: Darby’s trust fall to the apron and Cody taking that unprotected chairshot.
A time limit draw was a good way for Darby and Cody to stay even, but WOW that chairshot. I would really hope most of that is kayfabe, but yikes. This obviously makes the Fight for the Fallen tag match of Rhodes VS Bucks “questionable,” but it does give us a potential Cody VS Shawn Spears program going into AEW TV. Just don’t do another one of those chairshots, it is on the same dangerous thread as the Naito-Ibushi controversy at Dominion. The Elite VS Lucha Bros & Laredo was amazing, and is definitely a great “main event.” The show really could have ended there and it would’ve been amazing. Elite wins to keep everyone strong while keeping the rivalries with Lucha Bros alive. Omega VS Pentagon II has to happen as part of AEW TV.
And then the real main event, the “Unsanctioned Match,” well, damn. That was definitely above my expectations, yet perfect for what those two madmen are known for. They really went crazy with the barbed wire, too. The creativity with the thumbtacks was great, too. Never seen anyone take the opponent’s shoes off to make him walk on the tacks. Obviously Moxley was going to win, he needs to roll on towards his match with Omega, while also still staying strong enough for his time in NJPW’s G1 Climax. It was also great for Omega to beat the crap out of Moxley as payback for Double or Nothing. I wonder if this prompts All Out to be some form of No Disqualification, maybe even Last Man Standing, because clearly this has gotten that intense in just two events.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/28/22)
There’s gold in Philly!
Will things get extreme for Dynamite in Philadelphia?
AEW visits the City of Brotherly Love for anything but! Will Jon Moxley get some payback on NJPW’s Juice Robinson in their world title eliminator match? Will Maxwell Jacob Friedman make his move?
- Bryan Danielson VS Matthew Menard w/ Angelo Parker; Bryan wins.
- AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Juice Robinson; Moxley wins and denies Juice a title match.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Lumberjack Match: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb; Storm wins and retains the title.
- Ricky Starks VS Eli Isom; Starks wins.
- ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Bandido; Jericho wins and retains the title.
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The Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring!
Philly is fired up to sing Judas for Le Champion as he leads the way out for Tay Melo, Sammy Guevara, Anna Jay “A S,” “Daddy Magic” Matthew Menard, “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker, and a less than enthused Daniel Garcia. And no, it has nothing to do with them all wearing matching purple satin suits. The JAS goes to the ring where there is a purple carpet, purple balloons, golden number 8 balloons to acknowledge this is #OCHO for Jericho, and wow! Luigi Primo is there spinning pizza dough! Seems he catered this event for the JAS. Fans cheer but Parker gets the mic to say, “AEW Galaxy… APPRECIATE US!”
Parker says if there’s one thing we all know about Philly, it’s that Philly is the city of LOSERS! Fans boo that but Parker knows they’re not used to championship celebrations. But don’t worry, the JAS is here to give them that gift! Everyone, stand up and join in celebrating THE OCHOOOO~! Fans are a bit torn, but Menard says “What a celebration we have for you tonight! Daddy Magic put the call in to the pizza guy, Luigi Primo,” who is still spinning dough. Luigi, Daddy Magic loves a bit o’ the pizza. What kind of pizza did Luigi make for them tonight? He made the best pizza! From NEW YORK CITY!
That’s right! Philly thought they were getting a taste? “I DON’T THINK SO! No pizza for you! No pizza for you! No pizza for anybody!” Anna says NONE of the fans get pizza. Fans chant, “We Want Pizza!” Anna tells them to shut up! They don’t shut up. “I’LL CHOKE YOU OUT!” They don’t care! Anna says they do get the greatest ROH World Champion of all time, #THEOCHO, Chris Jericho~! Fans are again torn. Jericho takes the mic now and says, “You guys want pizza?” “YES!” “You can’t have any. What you can have is the most important ROH champion in history, THE OCHO, Chris Jericho!
“Everyone knows I’m the most honorable man in AEW, and now it’s official. I’m also the most viewed ROH champion. In just one week, more people have seen me win this belt than all other ROH champions put together, cuz no one knows about ROH! But you’re about to! Because I’m gonna change the way ROH is remembered. This is the era of the Ring of Jericho. And I’m gonna start tonight,” as the others dig into the pizza, “by having my first title defense against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers today, former ROH Champion, BANDIDO.” Fans cheer for that!
Jericho knows Bandido “never got the rematch for this championship that he deserves, I’m gonna give it to him tonight. Trust me, the man is gonna blow your mind. But trust me once again, he is a pro-wrestler, and like I always say, sports entertainers beat pro-wrestlers every single time.” Fans boo but the JAS applaud. And speaking of sports entertainer, it’s the ROH Pure Champion, Danny Garcia! Fans cheer for Garcia and Jericho knows they’ve had some miscommunications and some issues, but Jericho wants Garcia to know that Garcia is an amazing champion, an amazing sports entertainer, and he bought a gift just for Garcia.
Fans chant, “You’re a Wrestler!” but Garcia accepts the Gift of Jericho. It’s… a purple bucket hat! Jericho puts it on him! YES! That is the look of the Best Technical Sports Entertainer of All Time! Garcia doesn’t look happy, though. Garcia takes the hat off and fans cheer! Garcia throws it down and fans cheer more! And then Garcia DECKS Luigi! Fans boo that a bit but Garcia gets a mic. “This is enough. Chris, this is enough. This isn’t me. This is never what I envisioned myself doing when I wanted to get into this business. And I tolerated it for a little bit, but I think I’ve finally had enough.” Fans cheer that!
Garcia says he wants to tell Jericho something he’s been meaning to get off his chest for a long time now: “Chris… I think it’s time for me to-” Jericho cuts Garcia off by pushing the mic down. Jericho then tells Garcia to really think about what he’s about to say. “This is a crossroads for you. Make the right decision, you can be bigger than your wildest dreams in this business. Make the wrong decision, and I’m gonna have to take you out.” Jericho is going to ask Garcia just this once and Garcia needs to answer properly: “Are you a sports entertainer? Or are you a pro-wrestler?” Fans cheer for the one they wanna hear!
Garcia stares Jericho down and then brings the mic up. But then BRYAN DANIELSON makes his way out here! William Regal sees Bryan out to the stage, but the American Dragon is all alone as he approaches the ring. Bryan picks up the bucket hat to look at it. “Chris, it seems to me like you’re trying to tell Daniel Garcia what you think he should be. Garcia, listen. I have an infinite amount of respect for you. You’re a grown man. You can do whatever you want. If you wanna stay with the Jericho Appreciation Society, you can stay with them. If you wanna come to the Blackpool Combat Club,” which fans cheer loudly, “you can come with us.”
If Garcia wants to train with the JAS, or if he wants to train with the BCC. If Garcia wants to team with the JAS or if he wants to team with the BCC- Jericho tells Bryan to shut his mouth! Fans boo but Jericho says he is sick of Bryan trying to poach his guy! Garcia belongs to Jericho! Garcia does what Jericho tells him to do! Except Garcia gets in Jericho’s face! Garcia tells Jericho they’re getting one thing straight right now: Garcia does NOT belong to Jericho, and he does NOT have to do what he tells Garcia.
But let’s not get too serious now. This is supposed to be entertaining, right? So if Jericho wants sports entertainment, what if Garcia grabbed some of this pizza and he threw it on the ground. Would that be entertaining? “YES!” Garcia throws the pizza out of the ring! What if Garcia woke up Luigi Primo and started tossing dough with him? Would that be entertaining? “YES!” Justin Roberts, what if you and Garcia were a tag team? That’d be entertaining, right? Fans are more torn on that one. Garcia asks if the fans think it’d be entertaining if Garcia was in a tag team with Bryan Danielson. “YES!! YES!! YES!!”
Garcia asks Jericho if he wants to know what Garcia thinks would be really entertaining. If he and Bryan teamed up against Jericho’s little brother, Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho! Fans cheer for that one! Menard says he is sick of Garcia’s crap! For one year, when he had NOTHING and NOBODY, Menard & Parker had his back! And now Garcia wants to spit in their face and turn his back on them for “this piece of crap right here?” Menard oughta punch Bryan in the face and knock him out right now! Bryan says, “Right now? Wait, do you wanna punch me right now? Right here, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?” Fans want it!
Well then, Bryan has good news! He was told that he can come out here and have a match with anyone who wants to fight him! And Menard said he wanted to fight, so why don’t we do the “Entertainer,” Daddy Magic VS “The Heart of Professional Wrestling,” Bryan Danielson! And right here, right now!! Menard is fired up, the rest of the JAS holds him back, but will the American Dragon be the one doing the slaying tonight?
Bryan Danielson VS Matthew Menard w/ Angelo Parker!
Menard shoves Bryan and the bell rings! Fans fire up as Menard talks trash on Bryan. Menard shoves Bryan again, and again, but then Bryan EuroUppers! And EuroUppers! And EuroUppers! Menard kicks low, bumps Bryan off buckles and RAMS his shoulder in! Menard RAMS again and again, then climbs up to rain down fists! The ref counts, Menard lets off at 4, and he RAMS into Bryan some more! Parker applauds but then Bryan turns things around. Bryan CHOPS Menard, KICKS him, then KICKS and KICKS! Fans rally, Bryan wrenches and goes after the arm but Menard powers out. Bryan runs Menard over, then arm-drags him around!
Bryan has the armlock and he bends the fingers! Bryan top wristlocks to then isolate the arm, to STOMP it! Menard clutches the elbow but stands up into more EuroUppers. Bryan has Menard in a corner but Menard kicks low. Menard bumps Bryan off buckles, fires off forearms, then CHOPS! Bryan snarls but Menard CHOPS again. And again! Bryan EuroUppers Menard back! And again! Bryan whips Menard corner to corner but Menard reverses. Bryan BOOTS Menard, goes up, but Menard SHOVES Bryan down! Bryan tumbles to the floor and fans boo. Menard goes out to fetch Bryan and whips him hard into railing!
AEW goes picture in picture as Menard storms up on Bryan. Menard whips Bryan into more railing, then he brings Bryan around to whip into more railing! Menard refreshes the ring count and Parker taunts Bryan. Bryan crawls while Menard soaks up the heat. Menard watches Bryan as he gets in the ring, and he stomps Bryan at the ropes. Menard digs his knee in, lets off as the ref counts, and Menard soaks up more heat while Parker talks trash. The ref tells Parker to back away and Menard drags Bryan up for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Another cover, ONE! Menard clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down.
Bryan endures, fights up, and fans rally as Bryan throws body shots. Bryan is free, he EuroUppers Menard again then whips. Menard reverses and CLOBBERS Bryan with an elbow! Menard soaks up more heat while Bryan gets to ropes. Menard stomps Bryan, rains down punches, but lets off as the ref counts the ropebreak. Menard drags Bryan up, ROCKS him in a corner, then CHOPS him. Bryan goes to another corner but Menard keeps after him with another CHOP! Dynamite returns to single picture as Menard whips corner to corner. Bryan reverses but Menard comes back to LARIAT!
Both men are down but Menard drags Bryan up for a short arm LARIAT! And then another! Cover, TWO! Menard is frustrated and fans rally for Bryan. Bryan grits his teeth, Menard gives him kicks to the chest, and a CHOP! Bryan snarls and stands up. Menard CHOPS again, but Bryan just powers up! Menard CHOPS again but Bryan just eggs him on! Menard CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan fires off CHOPS and KICKS in the corner! Bryan whips but Menard reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over! Bryan keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up while Menard flounders to a corner!
Bryan runs in corner to corner to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going, another DROPKICK! And Bryan still keeps going, and he hits a third DROPKICK! Fans fire up but Parker is worried as Bryan watches Menard sit up. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Fans chant “YES!” with every one, but Parker saves Menard from the Buzzsaw! Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Bryan WRECKS Menard with a dropkick! Bryan takes aim, but Parker saves Menard from the flying knee! Menard RAMS Bryan into railing, and then he hoists Bryan up to POST him in the groin! The ref reprimands again, Menard distracts him so that Parker can DDT Bryan to the floor!
Fans boo but Parker puts Bryan in and Menard hoists him up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Bryan survives the screw job, and here comes Claudio! Claudio chases Parker, Parker loses his jacket and a shoe as he flees! Parker flounders through the ring then back out, only for Claudio to CLOBBER him with a EuroUpper! Claudio then gut wrenches Parker to carry him away up the ramp! Fans fire up as things are truly 1v1 now! Menard realizes what happened to Parker, he turns around and swings but Bryan dodges! BUSAIKU KNEE! And then the omoplata, LEBELL LOCK! Menard taps, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Blackpool Combat Club watches out for each other, and Bryan gets a win! Will this help Bryan climb up towards a title match? Will the BCC soon have Daniel Garcia and the ROH Pure title on their side?
AEW takes a closer look at Moxley VS Juice.
Tony Schiavone notes that Jon Moxley, having won the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, is now a THREE-TIME AEW World Champion, the most in history. And his interim championship reign made this year “The Summer of Moxley.” Can anyone dethrone him? Schiavone doesn’t think so. But the Bullet Club’s Booster asks, “What happened last time Jon Moxley was in the ring with Rock Hard Juice Robinson?” He of course means NJPW Capital Collision’s IWGP United States Championship Fatal 4 Way that Juice won to become the then champion. “I’ve hated this guy for ten YEARS!”
If Juice can beat Moxley in Philly, then he has a chance in Washington D.C. to face Moxley for the AEW World Championship. If Juice can do it once, can he do it again? Or will Moxley cross him off the list?
MJF is- Wait, Wheeler Yuta is here!
The Decoder storms out after watching the recap package of his encounter with MJF, and now he gets the mic! “M J F! MJF, we have a real serious problem, man. And it’s not what you think. It’s not that you’ve got this whole new army of lackeys, I could’ve seen that one coming from a few miles away. No, man, it’s not that you just tried to cheap shot me with the Dynamite Diamond Ring, because I’ve been hit a lot harder by a lot better men. Max, it’s the fact that you had the audacity to put your hands on Tony Schiavone, a man who has done more for AEW than you ever will! And Maxwell, Maxwell, I think actions should have consequences.
“And what better punishment than for you to walk down here and fight me in MY city!” Philly cheers, but Yuta then tells them sorry, don’t get too excited. We all know that Max just likes to run and hide. He liked to hide behind The Inner Circle, behind The Pinnacle, and now he’s hiding behind The Firm. He likes to hide behind that fake tan, his suits, and this very microphone. Because Max knows that once the bell rings, he can’t hang with Yuta! “So Max, if you wanna address these wonderful people in Philly, I’ll go ahead and do it for ya.
“Alright, uh, what do we got here? Charisma of drying paint, pet rock, I don’t think the Phillies have made the playoffs in like 11 years. He probably doesn’t even know that. I don’t know. But yeah, alright, what else? Can we skip to the part where we fight? Where you come down here and you take the ass kicking you deserve?!” Yuta’s fired up and here comes MJF! MJF has his music cut, and he’s wearing a Mets jersey, of course. Everyone give it up for the hometown boy, Yuta! “Philly: the place where you live if you can’t afford to live in New York!” Fans boo as MJF smiles.
But speaking of embarrassing, hi, Schiavone! How’s that body holding up after last week, “ya fat old pr*ck?” But MJF knows Schiavone won’t do anything because he’s “a lowdown coward, just like everybody in this Podunk arena! Except for you, Wheeler, I’ll give you credit, you’re not coward. We practically grew up in this sport together. I have been wrestling you up and down North America when we were on the independent circuit just trying to make a name for ourselves. And I’m not afraid to admit, you’re one of the best wrestlers in the world.
“However, you made a big mistake when you decided to go toe-to-toe on the mic with Daddy last week. And Daddy had to put you on timeout, didn’t he? Daddy had to spank you some.” MJF tells Philly to shut up while he’s got the mic. MJF finds it interesting that Yuta claims MJF doesn’t care about AEW, yet here Yuta is, taking up a lot of TV time from the biggest draw in AEW! And to make matters worse, Yuta is talking into a mic! Yuta, the… Fans tell MJF to STFU but MJF keeps going. Yuta has about as much charisma as Joe Frazier does present day. By the way, Frazier is dead! And speaking of dead, the Phillies are dead in the water and are never gonna win the World Series ever again!
Yuta’s amused that MJF actually went after the Phillies. MJF says whoops, there’s that local sports team talk. It’s almost like MJF doesn’t give an F! It’s almost like at 26 years of age, MJF doesn’t have to care, because he makes more money than everyone in this bum town! More than the people watching at home! MJF is a multi-millionaire at just 26! Yuta cuts MJF off here. Let’s make one thing very clear: Yuta doesn’t care about MJF’s money; he doesn’t care about MJF’s Mets jersey; Yuta doesn’t care about MJF’s scarf! If MJF doesn’t wanna fight Yuta in the ring, then Yuta will leave MJF in a pool of blood on Broad Street!! Fans cheer for that one!
MJF wants Yuta to cool off but Yuta says MJF may not know this, “but bad things happen in Philadelphia. And tonight is no exception.” Yuta rushes up the ramp but MJF gets his back-up in the Gunn Sons! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~” of The Firm, but Yuta dares them all to fight! MJF doesn’t do brawls, but if Yuta wants to wrestle, they can do that. If Yuta wants that, if the fans want that, then NO! HAHAHAHA! MJF will see Yuta in the ring next week in “Dumpy D.C.” But until then, remember this: He is… Oh, wait, the fans don’t deserve his catchphrase.
MJF will go to the skybox, watch Moxley be a horrible wrestler, and maybe cash his chip in on the Blackpool Cuckold Club. Until then, sayonara. Austin, you tell the people his catchphrase. MJF leaves as Austin takes the mic. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~” some more, but Austin says “MJF is better than you… And you know it!” The Scum of the Earth is waiting for the Dynamite Anniversary to fight Yuta, but will he not wait to cash in his chips?
AEW hears from Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, and Darby Allin.
Sonjay “congratulates” Darby Allin on one hell of a win alongside Sting. But it seems Darby still has something to prove. He is sorely mistaken if he thinks he’s gonna do that against Sonjay’s best friend, Jay Lethal. Lethal says Darby will be outclassed. Darby likes to take a lot of pain, but we’ll see how much he likes walking around after Lethal breaks one of his legs with a Figure Four! Darby says everyone wants to be a champion, but how they get there can be oh so different. Darby is going to remind himself of what he is capable of when he takes on Lethal 1v1 with no Sonjay or Satnam ringside.
Lethal says Darby has something to prove, but so does Lethal! Lethal accepts the challenge and wants to beat Darby on his own. No Sonjay, no Satnam, no Sting, who will win between the Lethal and the Relentless?
AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Juice Robinson!
As we already heard, The Maniac is the most prolific AEW World Champion, but he still owes “Rock Hard” Robinson from Capital Collision. Will Moxley unload on Juice to move on to the next challenger? Or will Juice force Moxley into another showdown in DC?
As Moxley makes it to ringside from his bleacher side entrance, Juice CLOBBERS him! Moxley hits railing, Juice stomps away, the ref reprimands and fans boo. Juice drags Moxley up to whip him hard into railing! Juice tells the ref this ain’t his first match, and he drags Moxley up to HEADBUTT him! Moxley staggers, Juice HEADBUTTS Moxley again, and then follows him around the way. Juice puts Moxley in the ring, the bell rings, and Juice soaks up the heat with Too Sweets. Juice gets in the ring but Moxley clotheslines him up and out! Moxley throws off his shirt and storms out after Juice to whip him into railing now!
Fans fire up and the ring count climbs. Moxley drags Juice up, and snap suplexes Juice to the floor! Moxley refreshes the ring count to drag Juice up, but as MJF said, he’s in the skybox. MJF gives a thumbs down since Moxley’s in control, and Moxley THROWS Juice onto the timekeeper’s table! Juice and the table fall over, the ring count climbs again, and Moxley drags Juice up and into the ring. Juice throws hands but Moxley just gets in his face. Fans fire up, Juice throws another forearm but Moxley ROCKS Juice back! Juice throws another forearm, Moxley throws another, repeat! Fans rally as they go back and forth faster and faster!
Juice JABS and JABS and JABS, then powers up, but Moxley kicks low! Moxley fires off boxing elbows, EuroUppers, then runs, but Juice chokes and BITES Moxley! The ref reprimands, Juice lets off and Moxley goes to a corner. Juice runs in to clothesline! Moxley sits down, Juice calls his shot and he runs corner to corner, CANNON- NO, LARIAT! Moxley drags Juice back up, hooks the arms, but Juice tackles Moxley out of the ring! Moxley gets up to his feet first and goes to the railing. Moxley sits down to rest, but Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice hurries into the ring as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ring count is climbing but Moxley flounders around. The count is 7 of 10, then 8! Moxley slides in at 9! Juice is right on Moxley and he TOSSES Moxley back out! Juice then goes out after Moxley and drags him up to TOSS into the timekeeper’s area! Juice returns the favor, as he tells the ref, and then Juice gets in the ring. Juice goes back out, and Moxley’s busted open! Moxley sputters but Juice grabs him first to POST him! Juice gets in the ring to flex and soak up the heat. Moxley gets up and in but Juice looms over him. Juice sits Moxley up so he can BITE the wound!! Juice lets off as the ref counts, but he tastes Moxley’s blood!
Moxley is mad now, and he storms up to Juice. Juice ROCKS Moxley, Moxley CHOPS Juice! Juice CHOPS Moxley and Moxley falls out of the ring! Juice taunts Moxley as he staggers about. Juice goes out, MJF is talking trash to fans now, and Juice AX HANDLES Moxley down! Juice rains down fists on the bloody forehead and BITES it again! Juice lets off, wipes away Moxley’s blood, and soaks up more heat. Juice drags Moxley up to snap suplex him to the floor! Juice gets in the ring, Moxley drags himself up, but Juice is there to DECK him! Moxley goes back to the floor, and Juice AX HANDLES him down again!
Moxley ends up taking a seat in the chair, and Juice HEADBUTTS away on him! Dynamite returns to single picture, Juice lets off to go to the apron and soak up more heat. Juice CANNONBALLS but Moxley moves! Juice only gets chair!! Even MJF is wincing from that one. Moxley gets back in the ring but Juice crawls over. Fans rally for Moxley as he drags himself up. Moxley builds speed and he DIVES! Direct hit and Juice hits railing! Moxley puts Juice in the ring, Juice goes to a corner. Moxley takes aim, runs in, but Juice BOOTS him! Juice runs in, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! They go again, DOUBLE LARIATS collide even harder!
Juice roars and Moxley snarls, CUTTER OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover, TWO!! Juice survives but Moxley has the ANKLE LOCK! Moxley leans on the hold but Juice endures and moves around. Juice gets the ROPEBREAK before Moxley can step through for the STF! Moxley lets off and has Juice in a corner. Moxley rains down fists, but Juice digs fingers into the eye and forehead wound! Juice then hits a RUNNING POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Juice is frustrated but he goes to the corner. Juice climbs up top, fans rally up, and Moxley stands up. Juice jumps, into a kick! But Juice fights the underhooks to POST Moxley!
Juice then drags Moxley out, chicken wings, PULP FRICTION!! Cover, TWO!!! Moxley survives and Juice can’t believe it! Fans fire up while Juice argues with the ref. Juice calms down, he calls his shot, and he torture racks Moxley! Juice spins around, but Moxley slips out of the Rockslide to hit a REGAL KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?! But Moxley has the knuckle locks for DRAGON STOMPS! Fans fire up and Moxley clamps on an ARMBAR! Juice taps, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (denies Juice Robinson a title match)
MJF is upset, Juice didn’t do enough damage for his liking. But Moxley denies Juice a DC title match, will MJF decide to change targets? Wait! Here comes Hangman Page! The Cowboy has his golden ticket for Cincinnati, and he goes right into the ring. Fans fire up for this stare down, and the two look ready to square off! But then MJF has a mic in his skybox to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Ladies, settle down, settle down, settle down. Don’t you realize you’re not fighting each other? You’re not fighting each other, man. What you’re doing is fighting to lose. Cuz once you two morons get to Cincinnati, I just might cash my chip in and become the NEW AEW World Champion!
“Because I am a generational… talent!” But Yuta finds MJF! Fans fire up and MJF is confused. Yuta turns MJF around to fire off haymakers! And then he THRWOS MJF into the couch! Yuta fires off, he drags MJF up and he throws him into the bleachers! Security rushes in but Yuta fights them off! Yuta goes after MJF again and fans fire up, but security drags Yuta away! MJF has been saved for tonight, will MJF definitely reconsider what he’s doing in DC?
Saraya is here!
And just as Justin Roberts made sure to say, “SA-RAY-YA” is All Elite! Fans fire up to see the #Glampire go to the ring and get the mic. “Whew. I’ve got chills right now, you guys. Ahem. I’m baaaack~!” Fans chant, “Welcome Back!” and Saraya asks, “So you missed me? It feels fantastic to be back in the ring, you guys. It’s obviously been a crazy road. I’m damaged, but I’m not broken, at the end of the day.” Fans cheer that! Saraya says it’s great to be back, and it is great to be here in AEW, because she is going to create change in the division. She was the revolution before, and she’ll be the revolution here, because she IS the revolution!
Fans chant, “This is Your House!” and Saraya smiles. “It’s really hard to talk out here, guys, I’m so nervous. It’s been awhile. But AEW is officially my house.” The crew can give her time cues all they want, but she’ll leave when she’s ready. Let’s take up more time with ALL the ladies of AEW! And starting that off is Interim AEW Women’s World Champion, Toni Storm! She leads Athena, Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale, and they all go to the ring together to stand with Saraya. Saraya wants the fans to make some noise and they do. “When I said we’re gonna make a change, I promise you, we’re gonna make a change.”
Saraya wants to reintroduce us to these ladies. And she’ll start with the champ, Toni Storm. Fans cheer as Saraya says Toni is finally being utilized to her full potential. She is a fighting champion, the best champion AEW has seen! And Saraya is honored to be in the ring with Toni. But “Well, well, well.” Britt Baker leads Rebel, Jamie Hayter & Penelope Ford out. “Look what we have here, guys. Another shiny new toy. And we’ve seen them come, we’ve certainly seen them go. But until you actually earn some respect around here, all you are is a catchphrase. Unlike myself, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.”
Britt isn’t sure Saraya watches AEW, but Britt is the Face of the Women’s Division, and she’s literally put her blood, sweat and tears into this company. In fact, Britt even put her neck on the line for AEW. And unlike Saraya’s, Britt’s neck can handle it. Britt says Saraya made such a big impact, but half of the people in this room can’t even say her name. “Sa-Ray-Ya? Sa-Rye-Ya? Psoriasis?” Saraya tells Britt to stop right there. It is cute that Britt of all people are trying to make fun of Saraya’s name. “Well, doctor, your name rhymes with sh*t.” Hayter and Rebel try to tell Britt that’s not true, but then the fans chant it at her!
Britt tells Toni Storm that she respects her. She doesn’t like her, but Britt does respect her. Britt had such high hopes for Toni when she first got here, but she couldn’t keep herself away from all the problematic people in wrestling. They’re always in Toni’s corner. In fact, last week, they all knew the title was Britt’s, so Toni and her new tag partner, Athena, broke her nose to take her out! And yet again, conspiracy! But that’s not why they’re here tonight. They’re here because Toni has quite the match on her hands tonight. Serena Deeb is one of the most cold-blooded and calculating wrestlers on the planet.
Fans are chanting more for Hayter than Britt, but Britt says Toni is lucky she isn’t facing Hayter! Hayter gets her shot after Deeb. One misstep from Toni against The Professor, and they’ll be hearing the words, “AND NEW…” Britt calls for Serena, and Serena heads out! Britt wants the others to get out, their five minutes of fame are up. But Saraya has the music stop a moment. Saraya admits she hasn’t been around AEW that long, but she does have eyes and ears. She knows Britt’s crew likes to “get up to some funky stuff.” So how about this? Since she talked to Tony Khan–by the way, it’s so great to have a boss that finally listens to her!
But it was decided that they’ll make this match a Lumberjack match! The title is on the line, Toni has back-up just like Deeb does, and Saraya says it’s time to get this show on the road! Will the Wolf sink her teeth into the title to Britt’s delight? Or will it still be #ToniTime in Philly?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Lumberjack Match: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb!
The bell rings, Saraya joins commentary, and fans rally for Toni. Toni and Deeb tie up, Deeb goes after an arm and wrenches to a wristlock. Toni reaches back, headlocks, but Deeb pries free to a hammerlock. Deeb wrangles Toni to the mat but Toni reaches back again. Toni rolls, hammerlocks and then gets Deeb’s other arm! Toni shows she’s got technical prowess as she flips Deeb to a cover, ONE! Toni facelocks but Deeb fights up. Deeb wrenches out, wrenches again, then headlocks. Toni endures the grind, even as Deeb thrashes. Toni powers out, Deeb RAMS shoulders but Toni comes back to run Deeb over!
Deeb bails out, but Madison and Willow put her in! Toni BOOTS Deeb down! Deeb goes to a corner, Toni CHOPS away on her! Deeb turns it around to CHOP back! And MACHINE GUN CHOP! Toni stops it short to fire off forearms! Toni reels Deeb in to hoist her up top! Toni then climbs up behind and stands Deeb up. Fans fire up but Deeb resists. Toni SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY from Deeb! Cover, TWO! Deeb hurries to get Toni up and she throws her out to the other side. Britt, Hayter and Rebel stomp away! But Athena leads the charge and they back everyone off of Storm. Saraya likes seeing this “good trouble” as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref has the Lumberjacks all stand down, and Storm gets up to get in the ring. Deeb is right on her with EuroUppers! Deeb short arm LARIATS Toni down, covers, TWO! Deeb is frustrated but she stomps away on Storm. Storm kicks back, Deeb kicks her to the ropes and pie faces her around. Britt and Ford talk some trash as Deeb drags Toni up for TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Deeb soaks up the heat as she paces around Toni. Deeb stands on Storm’s face to scrape her sole off Storm’s face! Deeb clamps onto Storm to throw down crossface forearms! Deeb then drags Storm up to EuroUpper back down!
Britt cheers Deeb on as she cravats Storm and thrashes her around. Storm endures, Madison and the others rally, and Storm snapmares free! Deeb hurries back but swings into a backslide! TWO!! A close call but Deeb swings again, into a roll-up! TWO! Deeb hurries to clinch but Storm fires forearms! Storm fires more and more and more shots, then ROCKS Deeb! Deeb rebounds as Dynamite returns to single picture, and Storm LARIATS Deeb down! Deeb staggers, Storm whips but Deeb reverses, only for Storm to SHOTGUN! Storm hurries to a corner and climbs up, Deeb stands for the CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!
Deeb bails out and Athena is there to bring her up. Athena puts Deeb in for Storm, and Storm GERMAN SUPLEXES! Deeb flounders to a corner and fans cheer as Storm says kiss this! But Deeb ducks the hips to victory roll, TWO! Deeb hurries to get a leg, DRAGON- NO, Storm sits on the dragon screw, TWO! Deeb sunset flips, TWO! Deeb has a body scissor for the INVERTED MOTORCYCLE! Deeb sits deep on the hold and Saraya says this is what happens when Britt is out of the equation and the women can have time. Deeb rolls Storm around into a BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Storm endures, pushes to a cover, TWO!!
Deeb lets Storm free, Storm HEADBUTTS her back! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Storm drags Deeb up, fans fire up, and Storm runs, only for Hayter to trip her up! Hayter drags Storm out, Skye storms up on Hayter, but Hayter DECKS Skye! Willow shoves Hayter, she and Hayter start brawling! Fans fire up as these two run to the back! The rest of the Lumberjacks put Storm in, Deeb hits a headlock takeover and floats to a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Omoplata, and the half crab, SERENITY LOCK! Storm endures, claws forward, but Deeb sits down to really wrench the leg! Fans still rally, and Storm reaches out!
Britt holds the ropes back, but the ref reprimands. Athena CLOBBERS Ford and Rebel, then backs Britt down! Storm gets the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets Britt go, but she drags Storm around to reel her in. Deeb tucks the arms, but Storm back drops free! Fans fire up with Storm as she goes back up top! Britt barks at Storm but Storm CROSSBODIES! Deeb rolls through! HALF CRAB!! And it is deep as Storm endures all over again! Storm grits her teeth, turns over and pushes Deeb down. Storm kicks away and Deeb stumbles into a corner! SWEET HIP MUSIC! Storm drags Deeb up, reels her in, but Deeb jackknife counters! TWO!!
Storm hits STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO!?!? Deeb survives being spiked and no one can believe it! Deeb and Storm rise up and fans are fire dup. Storm runs in, Deeb dodges to put the legs in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW!! Britt coaches Deeb up and Deeb climbs, but Storm stands up to HEADBUTT! Storm climbs up after Deeb, Deeb throws body shots, they brawl up top and Storm gets the edge. SUPER STORM ZERO!?!? Cover, Storm wins!!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
Saraya loves seeing it! The Lightning From Down Under strikes down Deeb, who will step up to her next?
Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.
Tony Schiavone is with Billy Gunn and the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions, and Max Caster says, “Yo, listen!” Anthony Bowens says, “Philadelphia, your AEW Tag Team Champions have arrived!” Billy says, “And right when you think that that can’t get any better, next week on Dynamite, it is National Scissoring Day!” Caster says bring your shirts, bring your signs, bring your big scissors, because they’ll do the chant all night long! Y’know why? Because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! And there’s more! This Friday night, your #ForeverChamps have an open contract to defend these titles!
And in walks Keith Lee. He applauds them. He wants to congratulate them properly, but as you can see, Swerve is not here this week. He is “exceptionally disgruntled.” Keith has been watching Swerve’s back, and he understands why Swerve is upset. Billy Gunn, you physically got involved and cost the Limitless House their titles. “You boys got carried. Good luck.” Keith heads out but Billy tells him to tell Swerve, “I’ve got two words for him: Scissor me~!” The Acclaimed is having a good time now, but will things turn around in a flash with that open challenge put out?
Backstage interview with the Andrade Family Office.
Or rather, Tony Schiavone is standing in the middle of an argument as The Butcher & The Blade yell at Private Party, and Private Party yells back, with Andrade El Idolo upset at them all. He has them all stop shouting! It’s enough! Listen here: Andrade is your boss, Private Party! Remember that! But Marq Quen says Private Party isn’t mad at Andrade, they’re mad at Butcher & Blade! The shouting starts again but Andrade has them all stop. Jose, you tell them. The Assistant explains that Private Party are the ones upsetting Andrade, Butcher & Blade. They may not like it, but Andrade is still their boss. So either shape up, or ship out!
The others leave, and Schiavone talks with Private Party alone. He usually doesn’t take sides in this, but… Oh, Matt Hardy walks in. Hardy tells Isiah & Marq that he’s sorry they’ve ended up in this situation. But what happened last week in the Golden Ticket Battle Royal felt right! They’re connected! They always have been. Andrade is way worse for them than Big Money Matt ever was. So they should quit, get out of the deal, and Hardy will be waiting. And this time, he promises them both that they’ll do it right. Will Private Party terminate their deal with the AFO to get the #HardyParty started right?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
With that open contract out on the tag titles, it seems the AFO jumped on it with not just one but TWO teams! Private Party AND The Butcher & The Blade are challenging The Acclaimed in a TRIPLE THREAT! Will Caster & Bowens survive the biggest first defense possible?
Plus, after their confrontation during the Lumberjack match, Willow Nightingale and Jamie Hayter will go 1v1! Then, as he fights his way towards Daniel Garcia’s ROH Pure Championship, Lee Moriarty takes on a returning Fuego Del Sol! And after his big win alongside Action Bronson for the Grand Slam, HOOK is back in action! Who will step to the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil next?
Ricky Starks VS Eli Isom!
The Absolute avenged his loss at All Out against “Powerhouse” Hobbs, but it took Lights Out to do it! Will Starks start getting that spotlight shining back on him here tonight?
The bell rings, Starks and Isom tie up, and Starks headlocks. Starks grinds the hold, but Isom wrenches free and headlocks back. Starks powers out the back and hammerlocks, but Isom elbows free! Isom run sin and forearm smashes in the corner! Isom whips corner to corner but Starks goes up and over. Things speed up, Starks barrels through Isom’s shoulder tackle to then SPEAR him down! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Isom up, for ROSHAMBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was easy work for Starks, and he is absolutely back in the swing of things! Is this the start of a new chapter in the Book of Starks?
AEW looks closer at the drama filled feud of Jungle Boy, Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.
AEW shares footage from after Rampage: Grand Slam. Jack Perry was obviously pissed that after one of the hardest fought matches in his career, and one of the biggest victories in his entire life, Captain Charisma and his personal kaiju attacked. One of JB’s proudest achievements, he gets screwed over again by the two people he used to care about the most in AEW. But they can do whatever they want, he will get them both. Where JB used to hang their AEW World Tag titles on the wall, he will hang both their heads! Will Jungle Boy hunt down the wrestling dinosaur and his new master?
ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Bandido!
The Wizard, Le Champion, the Lionheart, is very proud of himself for becoming an EIGHT-TIME World Champion in his career. But because he is (supposedly) the most honorable man in AEW, he is willing to be a fighting champion. Will #THEOCHO barely last seven days? Or will The Most Wanted, one of the greatest luchadors in the world today, still be a former ROH World Champion?
Bobby Cruise makes the introductions, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the best ROH champion ever!
Fans rally for Bandido at the bell, and Jericho offers the handshake. Bandido takes it to uphold the Code of Honor, and then Jericho turns it into some kind of secret handshake he’s coming up with on the spot. Then he flips Bandido off! Bandido DECKS Jericho for that! Jericho gets up but Bandido throws more hands. Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and then CLOBBERS Bandido! Jericho kicks Bandido around, drags him up and CHOPS him to a corner. Jericho CHOPS Bandido again, CHOPS him against ropes, and fans bring back the chant of “WE WANT PIZZA!” Jericho whips Bandido but Bandido handsprings through!
Jericho avoids the contact and rushes in, but Bandido uses that to throw Jericho up and out! Bandido then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Jericho hits railing! Bandido resets, builds speed and FOSBURY FLOPS! Direct hit on Jericho and fans fire up! Bandido ROCKS Jericho, puts him in the ring, and he high-fives fans as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bandido hurries up the corner and he SKY TWISTERS to take Jericho down! Cover, TWO! Jericho hurries out of the ring and Bandido wonders what’s up. Jericho throws a tantrum, but Bandido goes out after him! They brawl with forearms, Jericho ROCKS Bandido but Bandido fires back! Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and Bandido hits steel steps! Jericho hurries into the ring, soaks up the heat, and fans give thumbs down. So Jericho flips them off! Jericho goes back out after Bandido, puts him in the ring, and he stomps Bandido around. Jericho sits Bandido up to rain down fists! Jericho paces and soaks up more heat before he drags Bandido up.
Jericho puts Bandido in a corner, CHOPS him down, then drags him back up. Jericho CHOPS Bandido in the corner again, but Bandido turns it around to CHOP back! And CHOP! And CHOP! And then CHOP!! Fans fire up with Bandido and he whips corner to corner. Jericho bounces off buckles and Bandido trophy lifts him! Bandido shows he has power on top of speed, and he SLAMS Jericho down! Cover, TWO! Jericho is still in this as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally for Bandido and he fires off forearms on Jericho. Bandido whips, Jericho BOOTS him back, but then Bandido dodges Jericho again.
Jericho ends up on the apron, he hurries up top, and leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Bandido reels Jericho in, suplexes, holds Jericho up with one arm and he counts along with the fans! We go past ten to TWENTY! We’re still going! THIRTY! Then past that to FORTY!! And then the SLAM at SIXTY!! A full minute stall and fans are thunderous! Bandido staggers up and heads for a corner. Bandido climbs up, takes aim and gives us some Latino Heat! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but fans chant for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Bandido drags Jericho back up, fires off forearms, then runs, but into a FLAPJACK!
Jericho runs to BOOT Bandido down! Jericho huffs and puffs and he drags Bandido up. Jericho puts Bandido in the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And then whip to clothesline in the other corner! Jericho hoists Bandido up, CHOPS him, then climbs up after him. Bandido throws hands, Jericho and Bandido brawl, and fans still want pizza. Bandido SUPER GOURD BUSTERS Jericho down! Jericho stands, Bandido leaps, but into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Bandido survives and Jericho is frustrated. Bandido goes to the apron and Jericho goes out after him. Jericho drags Bandido up, CLUBS him, and then he reels Bandido in.
Bandido holds the ropes to fight the suplex, but Jericho CLUBS away on him! Jericho keeps trying, Bandido throws more elbows, then he turns around to fire forearms! Jericho JABS Bandido’s already bloody nose! But Bandido RANAS Jericho to the floor!! Fans are thunderous again as both men are down and AEW goes picture in picture!
The ref checks on both men, and somehow they’re both okay to continue. Jericho and Bandido slowly stir, the ring count is climbing, and we’re at 5 of 10 with both men still down. Bandido and Jericho finally start to sit up, the count is 7 of 10, both Bandido and Jericho slide in at 9! Jericho crawls over to Bandido, drags him up by his hair, and CHOPS! Bandido CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, so Bandido CHOPS back. They CHOP back and forth, faster and faster, and fans fire up! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP and then stand to keep the CHOPS flying! Jericho eggs Bandido on, then brings him around, but Bandido CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS!
Jericho roars, CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, and then CHOPS Bandido off his feet! Jericho leans against the corner while clutching his stinging chest. Jericho drags Bandido up to CHOP again, and again! Bandido CHOPS in return! Dynamite returns to single picture one more time as Bandido CHOPS then SUPERKICKS! Jericho leans against ropes, Bandido snarls and fires off forearms! Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and CLOBBERS Bandido! Bandido goes to the apron, fans rally and Bandido keeps pace with Jericho to turn triangle jump into SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and “This is Awesome!”
Bandido drags Jericho up, whips him to ropes, but Jericho denies the dropkick! LIONSAULT!! Just made it! Cover, TWO!! Bandido survives and Jericho is frustrated. Jericho drags Bandido up, throws some knees, and then he suplexes. Bandido slips out, shoves Jericho and gets around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives again and Bandido can’t believe it! The ref defends the count so Bandido reels Jericho in. Gut wrench to a torture rack, but Jericho blocks the knee! Jericho trips Bandido to get the WALLS OF JERICHO! Bandido endures and fans rally up! Bandido reaches out, crawls, but Jericho sits deep!
Bandido keeps fighting forward as the fans rally! Bandido gives it one more gasp, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up but Jericho thinks he’s won. Fans boo and the ref points it out to Jericho. Jericho is annoyed but he stomps at Bandido on the apron. The ref reprimands, Jericho lets off to drag Bandido up. Jericho deadlift SUPERPLEXES Bandido in! Jericho then hurries up top, but Bandido GAMANGIRIS first! Jericho sits back, Bandido climbs up after him, and Bandido throws forearms. Bandido stands Jericho up on the very top, for a scoop and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!!! Fans are electric as Bandido crawls to the cover, TWO!?!?!?
Philly is stunned! Jericho survives again, proving why he IS #THEOCHO! Fans love “A E DUB!” for this ROH title match, and Bandido fires forearms. Bandido gut wrenches again, torture racks, X KNEE!! Jericho leans on the ropes, Bandido fires up! BANG and run, flip to the BLACKJACK 21 PLEX!!! Bridging cover, TWO!?!?! Jericho survives and then he pokes Bandido in the eye! And he pulls the mask down! Jericho trips Bandido but Bandido drags Jericho into a cradle! TWO!!!! BOOT from Jericho, then a trip! LION TAMER!!! Bandido reaches out blindly but doesn’t know where the ropes are! Bandido taps, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (still ROH World Champion)
Where’s the honor in that!? Jericho makes Bobby Cruise get in the ring to make the official announcement, and then he has Bobby hold the mic up for him. Jericho has the music cut to say the Ring of Jericho Era has begun! He is changing what ROH is, desecrate its legacy, destroy its legend, and beat every great champion that has ever held “The Ring of Jericho” title! Jericho will continue with BRYAN DANIELSON! October 12th, in Toronto, Canada, Jericho dares Bryan to fight him for the ROH World Championship! Jericho will destroy every ROH champion, commentator, referee and announcer! What?
LOW BLOW to Bobby Cruise!! AND A JUDAS EFFECT!! Jericho’s reign of terror over ROH begins tonight, but will the American Dragon be able to end it in two weeks?
A great Dynamite to keep things going from last week’s awesome Grand Slam events, as well as set up the anniversary and following events. We got a great opening segment from the JAS, and those purple suits honestly looked really good. Poor Luigi Primo, though. I don’t know if the bucket hat is supposed to mean something, but it does work as a disappointing gift for such a big night. Garcia of course pushes forward towards defecting from the JAS, and Bryan joining in was a good touch. Great match from Bryan VS Menard tonight, and Bryan & Garcia VS Jericho & Sammy is going to be awesome, and it will factor in greatly to the tiebreaker of Bryan VS Jericho.
Jericho VS Bandido was an amazing main event, but I had a feeling Jericho would win. Jericho wants to take on every former ROH World Champion but sets up the tiebreaker, I have a feeling he’s doomed his reign to only last until October 12th. At the same time, there could be any number of “sports entertainment” overbooking shenanigans going on that help Jericho retain. Jericho stating his mission, I would love to see him continue on to then face all those former world champions, such as Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Jay Lethal. Lethal is going to have a great match with Darby, but I feel like Darby is going to win that since it was promised to be truly 1v1.
Great stuff from the rest of the Blackpool Combat Club, such as Yuta confronting MJF and scaring him off to Moxley VS Juice in a great match. I had a feeling Moxley would win so that he can focus on Hangman Page in Cincinnati next. MJF will find a way past Yuta next week, and then he’ll be lurking in Cincinnati, that has to be the cash-in spot. Very good promo from JB to further the story with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus. JB will probably be the one to attack next as retaliation. JB VS Luchasaurus can happen for Full Gear, and Christian’s arm needing time to heal, there’s a chance this story goes all the way to the holidays in December.
Great promo from The Acclaimed and Keith Lee, and a great promo from AFO and Matt Hardy. That Triple Threat for the tag titles is going to be great, but Acclaimed will retain by using the dysfunctional AFO against itself. Then Hardy will support Private Party against Andrade, we can get a great Six Man Tag out of it. Starks of course wins that squash match, that match almost didn’t need to happen here but hey, Starks is still a fan favorite.
And while it was great to hear from Saraya again, something was just a bit awkward about the full women’s segment. Saraya and Britt got at each other pretty well, but did Saraya really need to make a jab at WWE? Especially after the changing of the guard over there and how things have already turned around for the better? Is Tony Khan gonna be petty about the WWE forever? I did appreciate that Saraya is already poised as a supervisor of the women’s division since she got to make the stipulation of the Lumberjack match. And that match was awesome stuff with some good stories set up, such as that match for Hayter VS Willow on Rampage.
Storm retaining makes sense and WOW that second rope piledriver. With Britt worrying about her nose, I am sure Hayter beats Willow and then Hayter really does get the next turn. Storm VS Hayter will be great, and maybe other Heels get to step up. But again, the one thing we need to start seeing is two women’s matches on Dynamite or this is all lip service like WWE gave us years ago with The Authority pinning the bad ratings and ideas on “Constable Corbin.” Quality like this is a great start, but we still need quantity, too.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (9/27/22)
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The #INHUMAN Dante Martin is ready to shine in the Dark! Will he fly high against one half of the Workhorseman as AEW continues in Orlando?
- Fuego Del Sol VS Jay Malachi; Fuego wins.
- Leila Grey VS Tiara James; Grey wins.
- Jeeves Kay w/ The Trustbusters VS Gus De La Vega; Jeeves wins.
- Jora Johl VS Blake Li; Johl wins.
- Anna Jay A.S VS Kelly Madan; Anna wins.
- Ryan Nemeth VS Arjun Singh; Nemeth wins.
- Leon Ruffin VS BSHP King; Ruffin wins.
- Angelico VS Caleb Konley; Angelico wins.
- The Renegade Twins VS Mila Moore & Mylo; The Renegade Twins win.
- Nick Comoroto w/ The Factory VS Shaheem Ali; Comoroto wins.
- Dante Martin w/ Matt Sydal VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Dante wins.
Solid line up, and it is great to see Fuego Del Sol back in action. He had that scary situation months ago about the hole in his neck, so he’s clearly made a great recovery. I’m sure he’ll get a great win tonight, but I’m wondering where he’ll go in AEW now that he’s back.
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