AEW fights to benefit others!
To help the victims of gun violence and their families through such trying times, AEW is willing to give all of their proceeds for this event as charity! This isn’t about money, but about helping others, and of course, for the pride of being the best of the best on this night! Who gains some momentum before going All Out in August?
- AEW Buy-In: Sonny Kiss VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates; Kiss wins.
- AEW Buy-In: Britt Baker and Riho VS Bea Priestley and Shoko Nakajima; Priestly and Nakajima win.
- Six Man Tag: Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin & Joey Janela VS Shawn Spears, Sammy Guevara and MJF; Spears, Guevara & MJF win.
- Brandi Rhodes VS Allie; Brandi wins.
- Triple Threat Tag: The Dark Order VS Angélico and Jack Evans VS Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus; The Dark Order wins and will face Best Friends at All Out.
- Hangman Adam Page VS Kip Sabian; Page wins.
- SoCal Uncensored VS The Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win.
- Kenny Omega VS Cima; Omega wins.
- The Young Bucks VS The Rhodes Brothers; The Young Bucks win.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW Buy-In: Sonny Kiss VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates!
The Librarians are back, but the fans will not be quiet. Peter scowls at the booing and jeering fans as he and Leva take the ring. Fans already tell Peter, “You Suck!” but he tells them, “Shhhh!” Peter introduces himself and Leva and asks the fans to be quiet in the “library.” They have something very important to tell the fans in Jacksonville. But before he can speak, the sassy Sonny and his new friends in the Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleaders make their entrance! Fans make noise for him, the cheerleaders and Jackson Deville as they head to the ring. Will the “Concrete Rose” be too much for Peter to handle?
The bell rings and Jacksonville is on Sonny’s side. Sonny and Peter circle, but Peter tells Sonny to shush. Sonny brushes that off as he and Peter circle again. But Peter says shush again, so Sonny grabs the finger! Sonny kicks but Peter flips him. Sonny lands, leap frogs, but the wheelbarrow is reversed to a shove and a shush. Peter runs but Sonny follows to huricanrana! And then wheelbarrow to arm-drag! And splits! Fans fire up with Sonny as he handsprings corner to corner to SLAP Peter! And then taunts with a twerk. Sonny mule kicks but the heel kick is blocked to a dropkick! Cover, TWO! Peter keeps his cool as he drags Sonny up into a chinlock.
Fans rally as Sonny endures. Peter shifts to an arm surfboard but Sonny fights up to booty bump free. Sonny runs but into a leg lariat! Peter covers while shushing, TWO! Fans cheer Sonny on as Peter drags Sonny back up. Peter suplexes but Sonny blocks! Sonny suplexes Peter! Cover, TWO! Peter dropkicks Sonny right down! Cover, TWO! Peter grows frustrated but Leva has pointers from him from their book. Peter throws Sonny out hard, and then distracts the ref while Leva brings Sonny up to put on the apron. That didn’t seem like the plan according to Peter, but Peter drags Sonny up. Sonny fires off forearms! But Peter hits low. Peter whips Sonny to a corner but gets the ax kick!
Sonny slips off Peter’s back, dropkick-flips and uppercuts! Sonny spins Peter for an exploder! And kip-up! Sonny goes Spider to dodge the boot and then PELES Peter down! Then Sonny twerks for the moonsault! Cover, TWO! Peter stays in this and now Leva is on the apron. Leva distracts with her book and Peter rolls Sonny up! TWO, but Peter enziguris Sonny down! Fans say “Reading Sucks!” as Peter fireman’s carries. Rolling senton to moonsault a la Omega! But Sonny gets clear! Sonny hits a boot then hops up to drop the splits! Cover, Sonny wins!
Winner: Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
The Concrete Rose is successful in his AEW singles debut! Will this just be the first of many for the young star? Will the Librarians ever get things to go their way?
Backstage interview with The Rhodes Brothers.
Cody and Dustin are reunited in the ring tonight, but the main attraction is that this show is here to help those affected by gun violence. It is amazing to have this tag team dream match, but it is even better to give this check to a community that needs it.
How do they feel about facing the Young Bucks? Well there is no controlling the pace, but the Bucks are all #WestCoastOffense. But there is no expectations put on the Rhodes boys, but what happens when they go after a single body part? It’s new school versus old school, and that goes the Rhodes’ way. The old school is why there’s a new school. The #Brotherhood will powerslam the Bucks so hard, their souls leave their bodies. “You’re only as good as we allow you to be.”
One last question: How is Cody doing after that Fyter Fest chairshot? If he wasn’t 100%, he wouldn’t be here today. He could talk about Shawn Spears, but the satisfaction of beating an enemy is nothing compared to the friendly rivalry they have with the Bucks. The Brotherhood vows to be better than the Bucks, but will they be able to back it up?
AEW Buy-In: Britt Baker and Riho VS Bea Priestley and Shoko Nakajima!
The DMD teams with the Joshi Idol for the first time, against new-to-AEW killer Kiwi and Big Beast of Stardom! Which sides wins this first-time-ever tag match?
The teams sort out and for the first time in AEW, it’s Baker and Shoko! The bell rings and fans are already fired up as the two stare down. They circle, and Baker gets the wristlock. Tiny Shoko endures the headlock and fights out. She wrenches out then keylocks but Baker spins around. Shoko headlocks to get a big headlock takeover. Baker headscissors back but Shoko works her way around to bridge into a Boston Crab! Fans love it, but Baker gets the ropebreak. Shoko lets Baker go and the two circle again. They tie up and Shoko ducks under. Baker grabs the tail and pulls her back! To kick her down!
Fans don’t like Baker bullying the beast but she whips Shoko to the corner. Shoko slips out then under then shoulders in to somersault and dropkick! Tag to Bea and she stomps Baker out! Fans cheer as Bea bumps Baker on buckles. Bea whips corner to corner then runs in, but Baker dodges to arm-drag Bea down. Baker rolls Bea to a cover, ONE! Baker Northern Lights then gets confused? She makes it to Rhio and tags! Riho leaps with a crossbody to cover, TWO! Bea reverses the whip but Riho handsprings to dodge. Riho leaps but into a scoop and slam! Bea stomps Riho down then drags her arm around to hammerlock, and STOMP!
Riho clutches the arm as she gets to the corner. Bea grinds her boots into Riho and doesn’t even care about fans booing. She lets up at 4 to then Fujiwara the arm. Riho reaches with her leg for the ropebreak and fans cheer as Bea lets her go. Bea drags Riho up to tag in Shoko. Shoko takes the hand-off and clubs the arm. Shoko snapmares and yanks the arm! Riho endures as Shoko does it again then covers, TWO! Shoko slams the arm then drags Riho over. Bea tags back in and kicks the arm. Riho runs away to a corner but Bea wraps the arm in the ropes. Bea pulls on it until the ref counts 4. Bea gives Riho an armbar DDT, but fans rally up for Riho. Riho fires back with forearms, but Bea ROCKS Rioh with a right!
Tag to Shoko and they mug the bad arm in the corner! Fans are divided as Baker comes in to save Riho. But the ref puts her back in her corner, and Bea and Shoko continue to mug Riho behind the ref’s back! Shoko plays innocent before she snapmares and runs a basement blockboster! Shoko wraps on a headscissor to squeeze Riho. She rolls and jams Riho into the mat over and over! Shoko covers, TWO! Shoko handstand splashes down, cover, but Riho slips out! Riho dropkicks Shoko down! Fans rally up as Riho drags Shoko over and tags in Baker. Baker takes Shoko and clubs away. Baker whips Shoko tot he corner and hits a shining wizard! Then she runs for a neckbreaker on the go! Cover, TWO!
Baker clubs Shoko and drags her up, but Shoko slips out for a Lethal Combination! Soho bulldogs Baker into buckles then climbs up top. Fans rally up as Baker staggers into the missile dropkick! But all the way to Riho for a tag! Riho hits Bea but Shoko whips. Wheelbarrow into stomps from Riho to Shoko! Riho runs but Bea gets a cheap shot in! Riho hits her for that, but runs into Shoko’s huricanrana! 619! Shoko drags Riho up but Riho blocks the Northern Lights. Riho runs and tilt-o-whirls to headscissor Shoko! Now Riho dials it up, only for Bea to ROUNDHOUSE her! Baker SLINGBLADES Bea! Shoko hits Baker for a CLIMAX! Riho hits Shoko and now the Joshi brawl!
Fans are on Riho’s side as she and Shoko keep trading forearms. They pick up speed, but their partners run in to DECK each Joshi! Tags and now Bea and Baker face off! Fans fire up as the tension mounts. A new brawl starts as each woman hits the other with big forearms and elbows! They pick up speed just like Riho and Shoko! Bea gets the edge but Baker ducks to spin Bea around, fisherman but Bea slips out. Bea misses the kick and Baker kicks low. Baker puts Bea in a corner to fire off andwhip corner to corner. Bea goes up and around to triangle meteora! Cover, TWO! Baker lives but Bea keeps her foc us.
Bea drags Baker up, runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Baker spins Bea around, butterfly suplex! Cover, TWO! Now Bea survives and Baker is shocked. Baker watches Bea in the corner as fans rally up. Baker throws more forearms then whips again. Riho joins in but Bea boots Baker. Bea puts Riho on the apron then roundhouses her down! Baker catches her breath but walks into a boot. She comes back wit kicks of her own but Shoko dropkicks Baker out! Shoko runs and DIVES! Tope Suicida from the little kaiju! Fans chant for “A E Dub!” as Shoko feeds Baker to Bea. Bea drags Baker up, single leg back suplex! And bridge! TWO!?
Bea is furious, but she won’t let up on Baker. She drags Baker to a drop zone and Shoko is up top, KAIJU SENTON! Bea covers, but Riho stomps it out! Riho drags Baker to safety and then tags in! Fans rally as the idol runs and meteoras Bea in the back! Cover, TWO! Riho keeps her cool as Baker comes back in. They coordinate but Shoko anchors Riho. Baker fights with Bea at the ropes while Rioh fights Shoko off. Bea shoves Baker away but gets the guillotine dropkick! Baker drags Bea out for a draping DDT! Cover, TWO!? Bea survives but fans fire up for Riho. Riho runs in at Bea, but misses! Tag to Shoko and she runs in at RIho for a BIG forearm! Then she keeps going, only to get Riho’s knee! NORTHERN LIGHTS! Cover, TWO!?
Riho won’t let that slow her down, she climbs back up. IDOL STOMPS! Cover, TWO!? Shoko must actually be a kaiju to survive! Shoko hits a lariat, then drags Riho over to a corner. Butterfly DDT a la the Lunatic, then Shoko climbs back up. Shoko leaps, KAIJU SENTON FLOPS! Shining Wizard to the back, but huricnarana outta nowhere! Cover, Shoko and Bea win!!
Winners: Shoko Nakajima and Bea Priestly, Shoko pinning
A victory snatched from the jaws of defeat! Bea and the Beast make a formidable tag team, but now things head for the AEW Women’s Championship. Will one of the winners be a front-runner for that title?
But then Baker and Bea brawl afterwards! The two aren’t done with each other, and fans want to “Let Them Fight!” Will these two get that chance as we draw closer to a Women’s Championship crowning?
Backstage interview with Kip Sabian.
Mr. Superbad is here, to make sure everyone knows his nickname’s pronunciation. But for now, Hangman Page is considered the favorite. Is he really the underdog? He knew this question was coming. People seem to think Page is that much better and Sabian is just filler. But Sabian isn’t here to sit back, cash checks and just be happy with being on the roster. He’s here to prove he’s not just the best in the UK, but in the world. Sabian is no underdog, he has a point to make. Then would winning tonight mean he’s in line for the world title? Yes, that would be the proper way. But he needs to get something off his chest.
Sabian has no animosity towards Hangman, seriously. But he does have a problem that Hangman being The Elite just gets him things. But Hangman talking the talk, he seems to forget who Sabian is. Hangman is too focused on CHris Jericho and All Out. But he’s going to see what Sabian can really do. He’ll be first in line for that belt. Hangman needs to bring his best, because he won’t be ready for Superbad otherwise.
Good ol’ JR once again joins AEW commentary!
Jim Ross is ready to get this show really going! Tonight will leave fans going to bed buzzing just like he is!
AEW has kept us on the edge of our seats.
Fans were in utter awe and screaming at the top of their lungs, because AEW has made us feel again. AEW made us remember what it is to BE a fan of pro-wrestling. But tonight, a young contender will be tested. Will UK’s Superbad derail the Problem Solver this close to All Out? What will Y2J have to say about it? The Chief Branding Officer hits the ring for the first time in AEW, and the AEW World Tag Title tournament is taking shape. The best of the best will battle, and a dream match will come true! All in this #FightfortheFallen!
Six Man Tag: Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin & Joey Janela VS Shawn Spears, Sammy Guevara and MJF!
Very eclectic combinations will fight to maintain momentum, but will these teams really hold together? At Fyter Fest, it was the Perfect 10 who gave Cody that wicked chairshot, and it was the #SaltoftheEarth who was among the first to check on Cody. Will it be all business tonight? Or will things get personal very, very quickly?
Shawn insists he be introduced as the “Chair Man.” Get it? Well, MJF seems to not like the pun, either. As for Sammy and Allin, they’re ready to rip at each other as soon as they’re both present. But teams sort out, and we begin with MJF and The Bad Boy. Fans are fired up as the bell rings. But MJF says we’re about to witness greatness,a nd he tells Shawn to take notes. But Janela hip tosses and dropkicks MJF! Shawn applauds as MJF gets a mule kick. Janela wrenches and tags in Havoc. Havoc clubs and wrenches MJF, then bites the fingers! The ref repriamnds Havoc but he keylocks and STOMPS MJF’s arm! Havoc keeps on the arm but MJF gets up. Fans tell him, “F*ck him up, Jimmy, f*ck him up!”
Havoc wrenches and bites MJF more, but MJF wrenches back! Fans boo but Havoc flips MJF off before spinning and snapmaring into a crucifix cover. TWO, but Havoc hammerlocks the bad arm. And then bites the other hand! Havoc lets up to wrench. MJF says Shawn is doing something., and then gets away with poking Havoc’s eyes! MJF scoop slams then brags. He tags in Sammy, but Janela tags in. Sammy mule kicks Janela then CHOPS him in the corner! Sammy whips Janela corner to corner to ram his shoulder in and enziguri Janela out. He springboards but Janela ducks the crossbody! Janela German Suplexes Sammy into buckles!
Fans fire up for Janela as the tags Havoc back in. Havoc gets a knee from Sammy but clobbers him back! Havoc bumps Sammy on buckles then sweeps the legs. He runs side to side to hit Shawn just because, then boot washes Sammy down! Havoc hops up and leaps, but rolls as Sammy dodges. Sammy hits another knee! Sammy swaggers and tags in Shawn. Fans boo the Perfect 10 as he stares down Havoc. But Darby Allin wants in! So Havoc tags him in! Fans fire up for the undead daredevil as he dares Spears to hit him. But Spears tags out instead. Sammy swaggers and flips Darby off. But Darby wrenches, rings and armbars! Sammy gets the ropes and Darby lets off.
Things speed up, Darby goes sky high on that arm-drag! He rams Sammy in the corner and tags in Janela. The Bad Boy runs in and tackles Sammy! He whips Sammy corner to corner but misses the second tackle! Sammy runs in but gets a huricanrana and forearms. Janela whips but Sammy reverses. Things speed up as Sammy shows off and dropkicks Janela down! Kip-up and a bow from the Best Ever as he tags in MJF. MJF soaks up the heat as he brings Janela to the apron. But then Janela fireman’s carries! MJF slips out to hotshot and forearm smash! Janela goes down and MJF flexes. But Spears tags in to put Janela in and fire off stomps in the corner! He lets up at 4 to back suplex Janela down hard.
Spears stomps Janela then glares at everyone around. He drags Janela up to CHOP! Janela takes a cheap shot on Sammy, but Sammy tags in. Sammy double CHOPS Janela, but Janela fights back. Sammy digs his fingers into Janela’s face then snapmares for a headlock. Fans rally and Janela fights up. Janela fades but gets a second wind. He gets to his feet as Jacksonville cheers, and he jawbreakers free! But Sammy double stomps him down! Sammy drags Janela back in a waistlock and Spears tags in. But MJF tags off Spears. MJF brings Janela out to throw him by his hair, and soak the heat up. MJF mocks the Perfect 10 cartwheel! Spears wants at MJF but Janela lariats him down! MJF laughs, but Janela elbows MJF down!
Janela flounders and finds his corner. MJF tags Sammy, Janela tags in Havoc! Havoc arm-drags Sammy into the corner! Then he throws EuroUppers on Spears and MJF! Spears boots back but gets a SHORYUKEN! Havoc fireman’s carries and hits Spears into MJF, to then death valley slam Spears ON MJF! But Sammy tackles Havoc to the corner! Fans boo the bragging Best Ever, and Havoc puts him on the apron. Havoc dodges Spears and then sends MJF into Spears! Havoc climbs over them to drag Sammy up top, for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Havoc dumps and doges Spears and MJF, but Darby tags in.
Sammy knees Havoc out, but Darby slingshots up and over to spin around for a flipping stunner. Cover, but Spears breaks it. Janela hits Spears but MJF wrings Janela into buckles! Havoc has MJF for the ACID RAIN MAKER! Backstabber from Sammy to Havoc! Fans are on Darby’s side but Sammy kicks him down. Sammy aims at Janela to slingshot onto the apron. Shooting Star misses but he lands on his feet to SUPERKICK Janela! then Sammy DIVES onto Havoc! And FLIES out onto Janela! Then he hits Darby with a standing Spanish Fly! Cover, TWO!! Fans love “A E Dub!” as Sammy is shocked.
Sammy drags Darby to a drop zone, then he climbs up top. Janela drags Sammy off in a fireman’s carry, arpon Death Valley Driver!! Fans loser their minds over that sadism, but Spears shoves Sammy into the ring. Spears tags in off him while Darby rolls MJF. Wheelbarrow then springboard tornillo! Spears gives Darby an Ushigoroshi, to a RUNNING Death Valley! Cover, Spears and team win!
Winners: Shawn Spears, Sammy Guevara & MJF, Spears pinning
Well, “team” is a loose term for this trio. The “Chair Man” took advantage of the chaos, but is he going to establish his own Perfect 10 Order?
Brandi Rhodes VS Allie!
For the first time in AEW, Mrs. American Nightmare will wrestle! The Chief Branding Officer has been through so much already in her wrestling career, but this match could make or break her. On the other hand, the Cherry Bomb is ready to take that next step. Whose career will be defined here tonight?
The bell rings and Brandi offers Allie a handshake. Allie accepts, but “THIS! IS! KONG!!” Allie knew better but she fell for it! Awesome Kong is here, returning the favor for Brandi from Double or Nothing. Allie throws hands on Brandi and hits a bulldog! Brandi kicks back then bumps Allie in the corner. Brandi throws hands then whips but Allie reverse to a Russian leg sweep! Senton to cover, TWO! Brandi scrambles to a corner but Allie storms in for a CHOP! Allie glares at Kong before she whips Brandi. Brandi whips but Allie goes up to crossbody! Brandi escapes but falls for Allie’s trap! Allie roundhouses Brandi down, but Kong gets her attention. They stare down, but Allie plays it smart, only to get wrecked by a dropkick!
Brandi stomps Allie and tells her to stay down. Brandi goes to get some water to cool off. She brings the bottle to Allie, to pour it on her head! Brandi drags Allie up to bump off the apron, and again! Kong likes what she sees as Brandi puts Allie in. Brandi runs to knee Allie down! Cover, ONE! Brandi grins as she stomps Allie. She drags Allie up to bump her off buckles and stomps her in the corner. Brandi backs off at 4 but Allie turns the tables! Allie fires forearms and a CHOP, but Brandi headlocks. Allie powers out but Brandi runs her over. Things speed up, SUPERKICK from Brandi to Allie! Cover, TWO!
Brandi rains down rights on Allie and Kong likes the aggression. The ref backs Brandi off but she puts Allie on the ropes to choke her. Brandi kicks the ropes to jam Allie then covers, TWO! Allie gets mad but Brandi toys with her. Allie mule kicks the bad leg! But Kong takes a swipe! And Brandi knees Allie down! Waistlock to takedown and cover, TWO! Brandi grows annoyed, but she toys with Allie more. Fans rally for Allie and Allie fires herself up. Allie slaps Brandi then rolls her up, TWO! Brandi kicks but is caught into a neckbreaker! Kong is mad now as a standing count begins. The count passes 5 but Brandi is against the ropes. Allie is up at 7, and the two start throwing forearms!
Fans are on Allie’s side as she and Brandi go back and forth. Allie gets the edge and rallies on Brandi with clotheslines! She whips but Brandi reverses, but misses. Allie goes side to side for a forearm, then another! She sweeps the legs and runs corner to corner, for the Sliding D! Cover, TWO! Brandi staggers about but Allie fireman’s carries. Brandi slips out as fans duel. Allie switches but Brandi elbows out. Brandi runs but Allie follows for a bulldog! Allie crawls to a cover, TWO! Fans rally again as both women get to ropes. Allie stalks Brandi and reels her in for a dragon sleeper! But Brandi snapmares out to get to a corner. Brandi boots Allie then hops up top, tornado snap suplex! Cover, TWO!
Brandi’s frustration boils up and she argues with the referee. Kong is also seething as Brandi and Allie crawl to opposite corners. Brandi runs in but into a SUPERKICK! Allie reels Brandi into the fireman’s carry, for a running Death Valley! She crawls to the cover, but Kong drags Brandi out from under! Fans boo and Allie is losing her cool. Allie tells the ref and the ref warns Kong, but Brandi catches Allie in a cradle! TWO, and Brandi is furious. She swings but into the dragon sleeper! Allie has Brandi in the body scissors, too! Kong distracts the ref while Brandi taps!! Allie lets go and has had it with Kong! She tells the ref to do something about this, but he doesn’t have any ideas. Brandi rakes Allie’s eyes! SPEAR TACKLE! Cover, Brandi wins!!
Winner: Brandi Rhodes, by pinfall
The CBO wins, in large part thanks to her mighty new partner in crime. Is Kong doing this for a very special favor down the line? And for that matter, Kong practically coaches Brandi into beating Allie down more! Brandi feeds Allie to Kong for the underhooks, but someone comes to the rescue! It’s AJA KONG!! Kong stares down with Kong and they circle in the ring. Jacksonville loses its mind over this stare down, but referees and security hurry to keep the peace. Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but we don’t see it here. Brandi tells Awesome Kong to wait for a better time. Will Kong VS Kong go down on the road to an AEW Women’s Champion?
Triple Threat Tag: The Dark Order VS Angélico and Jack Evans VS Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus!
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson sent their message to the Best Friends, Chuckie T & Trent Barreta, at Fyter Fest that they’d be seeing them again soon. Now the Dark Order fights to qualify for All Out’s major opportunity! Can they get past two other elite tag teams to fight for the right to a first round bye?
The teams sort out and Evans starst with Grayson. Grayson already body checks Evans around then powers him to a corner. Grayson CHOPS Evans then runs in. Evans boot SGraysn tthens pringboards, but into a double hand overhead toss! Grayson kips up and drags Evans to throw at the corner. He dares Aneglico to come in, so Angelico does! Angelico dodges Grayson to jab away. Grayson powers Angelico bakc and things speed up, Grayson dropkicks Angelico down! Grayson drags Angelico up into a torture rack, but Angelico fights out, only to get a BIG urenage! Fans are admittedly impressed as Grayson stalks Angelico.
Grasyon holds a hand up to crossface but Evil Uno wants in. Grayson tags him in and Uno bites Angelico’s ear! The ref reprimands Uno but Uno wipes his mouth. Angelico sweeps and Eddy Gordo kicks! Tag to Jungle Boy! Jungle Boy chops Uno then acrobatically arm-drags Uno around! Things speed up and Jungle Boy huricanranas and dropkicks Uno down! Fans fire up but Uno rakes the eyes! Uno snaps Jungle Boy’s nose! THe ref reprimands Uno but then Uno uses teh ref as a sheld. He blocks JB’s kick to hit a neckbreaker! Fans boo but Uno takes a boy. But JB tags in Luchasaurus! The dinosaur glares at Uno, and Uno realizes the trouble he’s in!
Uno mans up to SLAP Luchasaurs, but tags out to Angelico! Angelico tags to Evans, and now Evans has to face Luchasaurus. They argue but Evans fires up, only to bounce off Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus easily blocks the elbow to CHOP Evans down! Luchasaurus tosses Evans then tags in JB. T Hey combine to dropkick and boot wash Evans, then Luchasuarus Wheelbarrow suplexes Evans to the Dark Orders corner! Grayson tags in and tackles JB to tag Uno. JB fights back and hotshots Uno down! JB goes up and over Grayson to hit a BIG uppercut! He rolls Grayson to CHOP away! Grayson shoves JB and Uno dumps JB out! Uno then back suplexes JB to the apron! Grayson slingshot sentons JB on the apron! Uno covers, TWO!
Uno stalks JB as fans rally up. Tag to Grayson and the Dark Order stomp away on JB. Fans boo but the Dark Order soaks up the heat. Grayson CHOPS JB then tags in Uno. Uno and Grayson stomp JB more, then Uno drags JB up. Uno CHOPS JB but JB chops back! But the Dark Order mug JB more as they tag again. Fans boo as Uno gets a bite in on JB. Grayson drags JB but JB kicks back. Grayson hauls JB up but JB enziguris back! JB is down but Uno keeps Grayson in. Uno tags in and dropkicks Luchasaurus down! JB scrambles but Uno keeps him from Evans and Angelico. JB escapes the back suplex, but Evans and Angelico are tripped up by Grayson! Uno cannonballs JB, then climbs up top for a SWANTON! Cover, TWO!
Luchasuarus is furious but Uno taunts him as he brings JB over. Uno CHOPS JB but JB dodges, only to get haymakers. Uno taunts Luchasaurus but JB springboard spears! Fans fire up, Luchasaurus tags in! Grayson tags in, too, but he gets a body shoot! Luchasaurus BOOTS Uno then fires off on Graysno! And he grabs both Angelico and Evans! They break free but misse their kicks! Tail Whip kick for Angelico, roundhouse for Evans, STANDING MOONSAULT! Jacksonville is thunderous as Luchasaurus spins Evans up for a choke grip. JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM onto Angelico! JB Shooting Star presses them both! Grayson moonsaults, into a Tombstone Age! Cover, but Uno breaks it!
THe Dark Order go after Luchasaurus but Uno gets a knee and roundhouse! Luchasaurus fireman’s carries, for a spinning death valley! Tag to JB, and Grayson staggers about. A Boy and His Dinosaur double whip but Grayson ducks and double PELES! Grayson stalks JB but he gets hands from Evans and Angelico! Evans dropkicks Luchasaurus and Angelico whips JB. Angelico whips Evans in for a handspring back elbow! Angelico lifts, Evans double stomps for the back suplex! Angelico puts on a trailer hitch, but Uno breaks it to break it up! Evans rolling roundhouses Uno! Tag and Evans spins to kick JB. Angelico adds on, Last Chancery Buzzsaw! Then Angelico helps Evans for the 450! Cover, TWO!?
Angelico tags back in and he keeps on JB. Fans keep cheering, but Angelico vows to end it. He powerbomb lifts to a Canadian rack and crucifix, BLACK TIGER BOMB! JB falls but Evans tags in. Evans climbs up but Marko Stunt trips Angelico up! Stunt climbs and has Evans, for a SUPER STEINER!! But he’s not a legal competitor! The referee EJECTS Stunt, but Luchasaurus says it’s okay. Because if Stunt’s leaving, he might as well be of use! Luchasaurus throws Stunt at Angelico! JB and Luchasaurus coordinate on Evans, Candian wrack and TAIL WHIP GO TO SLEEP! Then, back supelx powerbomb!! Cover, but Uno breaks it! Luchasaurus is furious with Uno and the chase is on!
Grayson tags in from Evans, but into a choke grip. Uno saves Grayson and chop blocks Luchasaurus for Grayson to dropkick. JB is all alone, rising knee, and “GET OVER HERE” overhead suplex onto Luchasaurus! Senton splash combo! Cover on JB, TOW!?! Tag to Uno and the Dark Order looks to end him! Gory Especial, with blockbuster! FATALITY! Cover, The Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, Evil Uno pinning; will face Best Friends at All Out for the first round bye opportunity
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson keep their promise to Chuckie T and Trent. But which team wins at All Out to get a huge advantage in the AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament?
Hangman Adam Page VS Kip Sabian!
The Problem Solver vows to work harder than ever for the fans. Mr. SUUUUPerbad claims it’s lip service to hide the favoritism. Who proves they’re more worthy of the opportunities given as AEW grows bigger and bigger?
The bell rings and the two technically handshake. Fans are fired up for Hangman but Sabian doesn’t let that bother him. They tie up and Hangman arm-drags Sabian fast. The two stand off and go again. Hangman wrenches to a wristlock but Sabian spins through to wrench back. Hangman rolls and pries free to hammerlock then snapmare Sabian. Sabian turns around but Hangman kips up to break free, and fans cheer this exchange. The two catch their breath to circle again. They tie up and Hangman headlocks. Sabian endures the grind, and fans build to a rally. Hangman holds on as Sabian tries to power out. Sabian works on an escape and arm-drags, but Hangman goes back for the headlock. The two back off and fans cheer again.
Sabian and Hangman tie up again, and now Sabian headlocks. Hangman powers out then dodges to run Sabian over. But Sabian kips right up! Hangman CHOPS Sabian down for that! Sabian CHOPS Hangman back, and now Hangman is having fun. Hangman CHOPS Sabian, and Sabian CHOPS Hangman. They go back and forth, then Sabian shifts to haymakers. Hangman gives it back and the two throw heavy rights. Sabian staggers more and Hangman returns to CHOPS. The forearms and elbows fly, Sabian kicks but Hangman spins to elbow Sabian down! Hangman cools off while Sabian gets to ropes. Hangman whips and scoops Sabian to Fall Away Slam! Then kip up!
Hangman clotheslines Sabian out and walks off the bad leg. He goes out to fetch Sabian, taking the steps to make it easy. He puts Sabian in at 8, but Sabian triangle enziguris Hangman down! Sabian builds speed to get a haymaker back! Hangman catches his breath while the count returns. He returns at 4, then walks around Sabian. Fans duel as Hangman drags Sabian up to a fireman’s carry. Hangman tosses Sabian to the mat, then fires the fans up. Hangman pump handles and throws Sabian to a bridging cover, TWO! Sabian crawls away but Hangman keeps his cool. Fans rally again as Hangman runs, but Sabian puts him on the apron.
Sabian dodges but fakes Hangman out to boot him down! Then Sabian DIVES to jam Hangman into barriers! Sabian gives the jeering fan a kiss! He puts Hangman in and takes aim, to springboard missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Sabian keeps his cool as he goes corner to corner, big enziguri to snapmare and shining wizard! Cover, TWO! Sabian goes at Hangman with a mounted armlock. Hangman endures and fans rally up. Hangman fights up and out of the hold but Sabian clubs him back. Sabian whips but Hangman reverses, only to run into a boot. Sabian hops up and leaps for a double stomp! Cover, TWO! Hangman survives and Sabian is running out of ideas.
Fans rally up again as Sabian goes after the bad leg. Hangman kicks with his good leg and Sabian reels away. Sabian runs into a belly2belly into buckles! Both men are down and a standing count begins. The count reaches 5 before Hangman sits up. Hangman stands at 7, but Sabian stands right after. Hangman fireman’s carries but Sabian fights out. Sabian runs but into the fireman’s carry, rolling senton! Hangman manages a basement dropkick and standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Sabian survives and Hangman is too tired to be frustrated. Fans rally up as a new standing count begins. Hangman is up at 4, then stalks Sabian to a corner.
Hangman throws Sabian to the apron but then Sabian bumps him off buckles! Sabian springboards for a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Sabian catches his breath and keeps his cool as he sits Hangman up. Penalty Kick! Cover, ONE!? Hangman grits his teeth as Sabian Penalty Kicks again! He SPITS at Sabian!? Sabian stomps and Penalty Kicks then covers, TWO! Sabian is growing frustrated while Hangman crawls away. Fans rally again as Hangman CHOPS Sabian. Sabian throws hands and we have another brawl. They hit back and forth, but Hangman gets an edge with forearms and CHOPS! Hangman whips but Sabian reverse, to pop-up knee and haymaker! Sabian spits on Hangman, but runs into a discus lariat!
Both men are down again but Sabian rolls to safety on the apron. Hangman gets up as fans duel. Hangman drags Sabian up to a corner, and then to the top rope. Sabian fights back and headbutts Hangman down to the apron. Sabian adjusts and fans fear what’s coming. Double stomps miss as Hangman moves, then Hangman back suplexes Sabian to the apron! Hangman has Sabian down on the floor as he climbs up. Sabian gets up as Hangman MOONSAULTS! Fans lose their minds, but the bad knee takes the worst of it! A ring count begins as both men are down on the outside. Hangman drags Sabian up and into the ring. He crawls after to cover, TWO! Sabian still has life but Hangman is on him with the good leg.
Hangman drags Sabian up, powerbomb lift, and bombs him on the ramp!! Fans lose their minds all over again as Sabian is down on the platform! The ring count climbs past 5 but Sabian does come to. Sabian crawls to the ring at 9 and gets in at 9.5! Fans cheer Sabian’s heart but Hangman wants to end it. Hangman hobbles over, goes to the top rope, and drags Sabian up to join him. SUPER SWINGING NECKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO!? Sabian survives and Hangman can’t believe it! Time is running out, too! Hangman hobbles and drags Sabian up again. Alabama lift but Sabian grabs ropes to escape. Sabian has the bad leg but Hangman fights him back. Sabian uses the leg as his lifeline! Hangman ROCKS Sabian, but Sabian still Dragon Screws!
Both men are down again as Hangman crawls away. Fans rally up as Sabian stirs. Sabian springboards, huricanrana and cover! TWO as Hangman reverses, TWO! Sabian sunset flips, TWO, Hangman sits on it, TWO! Hangman jackknifes to Alabama, DEAD-EYE! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winners: Hangman Adam Page, by pinfall
And with a minute to spare! Hangman toughs it out with just over a month before his All Out title match. Will Hangman have a chance of beating Chris Jericho to become AEW’s first world champion?
Wait, who is that Dark Order Creeper returning? Clothesline and a rain of rights! And then knees to the head and a whip to a clothesline! Code Breaker!? Oh of course… It’s CHRIS JERICHO! Y2J promised to be here, but to think he’d treat Page like Naito. Judas Effect to Hangman’s bloody head! Jericho wants Hangman to know this is what he can expect. Then he flips the fans off because he still hasn’t gotten his thanks.
SoCal Uncensored VS The Lucha Brothers!
Another first-time-ever in AEW! The Fallen Angel accompanies the Heavy Metal Rebel and the Closer to the ring as they prepare for Pentagon and Fenix! But of course, they pick up the mic and let Jacksonville know, “This is the WORST TOWN I’ve Ever Been to!” But that’s fine, this is a bad town with a special place in their hearts. They may not be SoCal but they get some respect via the Jaguar colors. And they’ll give some California Love to #DUVAL! And with that, let’s say three little letters to make Kaz’s day. Give a loud and proud, “S C U!”
But after that, the fans give a louder and prouder “CERO! MIEDO!” for Pentagon and Fenix! The teams trash talk but sort out, and fans duel as we begin with Frankie Kazarian and Fenix!
Kaz and Fenix tie up and go around the ring. They break and Fenix backs off to a corner. Fenix wants a test of strenght but gets the leg. He trips Kaz then speeds up, but boucnes off Kaz’s shoulder. Fenix tries again but Kaz follows to run him over! Kaz lets out an “S C U!” but things speed upa gain. Fenix sweeps but Kaz gest uot. Kaz sweept sbut Fenix gets out and then the two kip-up and stand off. Fenix shoves but so does Kaz, and now Pentagon and Scorpio Sky jump in. The referee keeps the peace but fans want the fight. Tags to Scorpio and Pentagon, and these two circle now.
Fans duel more and Pentagon soaks it up. Pentagon puts Cero Miedo in Scorpio’s face! Scorpio gives it back with “S C U!” Pentagon walks up, and gives Cero Miedo harder. Scorpio wipes his face, copies the swagger, and kick-steps to give a stronger “S C U!” Pentagon ups the ante by taking his glove off. He tosses it to the ref, who misses the catch. Boo! They try again, and this time it’s a touchdown! “CERO! MIE-” Scorpio blocks but Pentaogn headlocks. Scorpio powers out and tackles him down! Scorpio scrambles up to clothesline Pentagon down. He drags Pentagon over to bump off buckles then whip corner to corner. Pentagon puts Scorpio up in a headstand, to SUPERKICK down! Kaz runs in, gets kicks, and a DOUBLE SUPERKICK!
Fenix and Pentagon Cero Miedo together to slide out and SUPERKICK Daniels! Then SUPERKICK Scorpio! Pentagon strips off Daniels’ shirt, to CHOP! Fenix gives Scorpio a CHOP, too! Fans fire up as Pentagon holds Daniels for Fenix to DIVE, but he gets his brother! Daniels hops up, ARABIAN PRESS! Fans fire up with the Fallen Angel as he feeds Fenix to Kaz and Scorpio. The ref EJECTS Daniels! Fenix and Pentagon make sure Daniels leaves, but they forget about Kaz until he DIVES onto them! Kaz has Fenix and LAUNCHES him into the ring! Scorpio stomps Fenix then tags Kaz. SCU drags Fenix over to hook the legs for the wheelbarrow catapult! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps on Fenix with a scoop and slam, then a springboard leg drop! Cover, TWO!
Kaz keeps on Fenix as fans rally back up. Kaz clubs away on Fenix and wrangles him down in a chinlock. Fenix endures and reaches but Kaz keeps him from Petnagon. Scorpio tags in and SCU coordinate in the corner. Big shoulder tackle then a sweep to the swinging dropkick! Kaz kips up and fans cheer SCU on. Scorpio drags Fenix to a cover, TWO! Scorpio brings Fenix over and Kaz tags in. Kaz mugs Fenix then facelocks to grind Fenix down. Fans rally with “ANIMO! ANIMO!” as Fenix fights up. Kaz clubs Fenix down but Fenix denies the suplex. Fenix gets away and SUPERKICKS Kaz back!
Fenix dodges to springboard sobat Kaz down! He crawls for his brother, but Kaz drags him away. Fenix breaks free of teh waistlock to PELE Kaz down! Hot tags to Scoprio and Pentagon! Slingblade for Scorpio! Slingblade for Kaz! SUPERKICK for Scorpio! SUPERKICK for Kaz! Scorpio hits Fenix then throws him out but gets a SUPERKICK and hook kick! Lucha Bros have Kaz in a corner, enziguri and somersault forearm! Scorpio runs in but is put up top, in the tree of woe. The Lucha Bros combine for a monkey flip senton! They get both SCU down and Pentaon hops up for double stomps! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up and Pentagon hits Scorpio. Pump handle, SUPERKICK and then Fenix aims at Kaz. Package driver for Scorpio while Fenix gets a splash on Kaz. Cover, TWO! Fans rally again as Pentagon drags Scorpio back up. Fenix climbs again but Kaz disrupts. Pentagon gets a guillotine leg drop, then Kaz shoulders and slingshots over Fenix for a BIG German Suplex! Kaz is on Pentagon but gets a CHOP! And a kick, then a whip. Kaz rolls off the back for a backstabber into Scorpio’s boot! Scorpio hops up, combines with Kaz for double stomp Unprettier! But they brag too long, and get DOUBLE CUTTERS from Fenix! Fenix puts Scorpio on the apron, cutter from Pentagon to Scorpio on the apron! Kaz hits Fenix then puts him up top.
Kaz climbs but Fenix fights him off. Scorpio comes back and climbs up, but Fenix fights him off, too. Scorpio hits a big right, then boosts Kaz up for a SUPER TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Fans are loving this as Pentagon SUPERKICKS Kaz. Pentagon fires off CHOPS on SCU, then says Cero Miedo, before running into Kaz’s DDT! Fenix returns but SCU knees low. SCU whips Fenix at Pentagon, but Pentagon puts his brother on the apron. SUPERKICK for Scorpio, Fenix climbs as Kaz is put on the apron. Fenix is up top, walk the ropes for dumdum stomps! Pentagon gives Scorpio the DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!? Pentagon packages, Fenix dumdum stomps the Package Driver! Cover, Lucha Brothers win!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers, Pentagon pinning
Fenix and Pentagon get their first win in AEW! The AAA Tag Team Champions are rolling, will they be part of the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament?
Daniels returns, and the Lucha Brothers use a golden ladder to wipe him out! Then they hit Kaz with it! Pentagon sets up this ladder while Fenix makes sure SCU is out of the ring. Pentagon takes up the mic and fans cheer “CERO MIEDO!” as he drums. The Lucha Brothers climb up their golden ladder to speak. “Jacksonville~! Oi!” To everyone here, the Lucha Brothers vow they are THE BEST tag team on the planet! And to the Young Bucks, “cabrones,” what about a Ladder Match to truly determine who is the best? All Out will prove who is the universe’s best! Cero Miedo, ANIMO!
Kenny Omega VS Cima!
This first-time-ever is truly incredible. Not just for the legitimate wrestling skill and star power between these two, but the fact that these two have been in and out of Japan without ever crossing paths before! AEW brings them both into the same ring at the same time, but who is it that takes the very first victory between icons?
The bell rings and fans are fired up already as these two circle. Fans already say Omega and Cima is awesome, and then they tie up. The two are even but Omega waistlocks. Cima moves around to wrench but Omega gives it back. Cima kicks Omega away and the two stand off. The Terminator drums are already present as Omega comes back to tie up with Cima in a test of strength. They go shoulder to shoulder and grind down to a knee. Omega wrenches the wrists and brings Cima to his knees. But Cima rolls back to reverse the wrists. Omega gets to ropes and Cima lets him go.
Cima and Omega go again and Cima headlocks. Omega powers out but Cima runs him over! Cima checks his hair then runs but Omega speeds things up. Omega dodges but Cima arm-drags Omega back. Cima whips again but Omega sunset flips. Cima rolls through and double stomps Omega down! Omega gets to a corner but Cima is on him with stomps. Cima whips Omega but Omega holds onto ropes. So Cima kicks Omega hard. Cima whips again but Omega reverses to CHOP back! Omega CHOPS more, but Cima reverses the whip. Omega goes up and over to huricarnana but Cima rolls him up, TWO! Into a butterfly lock!
Omega endures and reaches as fans rally up again. Omega wiggles and crawls but Cima pulls tight. They rock back and forth and Omega manages the ropebreak. Cima lets Omega go and stomps Omega down. Cima slingshot sentons, then takes time to catch his breath. He stomps Omega and then hauls him up. Fans rally as Omega resists the suplex. Omega throws haymakers back but Cima CHOPS him. Omega CHOPS back. Cima headlocks then runs, but into a boot. Big back suplex drops Cima! High stack cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool as he drags Cima around. He drops a fast elbow, covers, TWO!
Omega drags Cima into a headlock but Cima endures. Fans rally again as Omega drags Cima up. Cima fights out then runs, but Omega ducks down to jump, into a CHOP! But Omega huricanranas back! Cima bails out and the Terminator drums begin again. Omega kneels then rises. He runs but Cima returns to enziguri him in the face! Omega still moves to hit the running DDT! Cover, TWO! Omega clutches his nose, still bad from Double or Nothing. He drags Cima up, but Cima slips out. Cima has Omega, AOI SHODOU! Cover, TWO! Omega survives but Cima isn’t deterred. Fans rally up again and Cima stalks Omega to the corner. He whips Omega but Omega reverses. Cima goes up to headscissor but Omega pops out to windmill Cima in the back!
Cima is on buckles and Omega backs off to take aim. Omega run in, V-TRIGGER! Then he puts Cima up top and climbs up behind him. Omega full nelsons but Cima resists. Omega elbows away on Cima’s back then tries something else. An Electric Chair up top!? Cima fights out and spins around to SUPER POWERBOMB Omega down! The referee checks but Omega is okay to continue. Cima drags Omega around to a drop zone and climbs. Cima leaps but the Meteora hits the mat! Omega stands and goes after the legs. He stomps and yanks the legs, then has Cima in a corner. Omega stands Cima for a CHOP, then wrap the leg on the ropes! The ref reprimands so Omega lets up, to kick the leg! Omega puts Cima’s leg on the ropes again, to drop a stomp on it!
Omega circles but Cima fights back with body shots and forearms. Cima shakes the legs out but his kick is blocked. Omega elbows the knee then fireman’s carry. “You Can’t Escape!” Moonsault gets knees! Cima uses a double-edged tactic to save himself, but he dodges Omega to CHOP away! Omega chop blocks the bad leg! Then SNAP DRAGON! Cima teeters before flopping back down. Omega drags Cima up, Electric Chair lifts, tucks Cima in, but Cima slips out! Backstabber! Another double-edged move given those bad knees. Omega goes to the apron and fans rally up. Cima runs over to dropkick Omega to the railing! Omega shakes the cobwebs out while Cima fires his legs up. Cima slingshots but misses! Omega gives Cima a shinbreaker to the apron!
Omega catches his breath and has the timekeepers clear out. He takes their table and brings Cima over to it. He bounces Cima off the tiny table, then lifts. Cima fights out to back suplex Omega, but Omega lands on his feet. They brawl and Omega facelocks, but it’s Cima who snap suplexes Omega down! Cima refreshes the count the puts Omega on the timekeeper table! He climbs up high, SUPER METEORA TO THE TABLE!! Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cima gets up and hobbles over to Omega. Fans duel as Cima puts Omega in the ring. Cima climbs the ropes to springboard Meteora Omega in the back! then from the FRONT! Cover, TWO!! Cima would be frustrated if not for his knee pains.
Fans say “This is Awesome!” all over again as Cima goes to a corner. Omega is up but checking his nose. Cima leaps but the Meteora is caught to a buckle bomb! And a SNAP DRAGON! V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Omega doesn’t stop, Aoi Shodou Ushigoroshi combined! Then, BANG! V-Trigger again! Electric Chair, tuck, but Cima slips out to Alabama lift. Omega resists and clubs away on Cima’s back. Omega powerbomb lifts but Cima DDT counters! Both men are down again and fans are loving this! A standing count begins but hits 5 before Cima sits up. Omega follows but Cima is on him for another Alabama lift. Omega resists so Cima slaps away with palm strikes. V-Trigger point blank! Then another! Underhooks, lift, but Cima slips out to lift. Omega sunset flips but gets a meteora drop!
Cima gets to a corner and climbs up again. Omega gets another meteora! Fans love “Both These Guys!” as this match continues. Omega is on the apron but Cima follows. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!’ but there is a time limit. Cima Alabama lifts, to an apron Air Raid Crash! “You Killed Kenny! You Bastard!” Because here’s another Meteora! ROPEBREAK! Both men are down from exhaustion, and fans rally up. Ten minutes left and Cima has Omega in a drop zone. Omega anchors Cima’s feet but Cima breaks free. Omega anchors him again but Cima clubs away harder. Cima SLAPS Omega as he sits up, but Omega stands. Cima CHOPS but Omega SLAPS. Now it’s a SLAP fight!
Both men wobble but Omega fires off more slaps. Cima gives them all back with interest! Omega fires forearms and another SLAP, then fires up, to get a roundhouse! He still hits the roaring elbow, then runs, into a dropkick! Cima runs, but his knees give out, V-TRIGGER to the back! Underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Cima and Omega will not die, but Omega has a silver bullet. BANG, but Cima dodges, hooks, and Dragon Cradles! TWO!? V-Trigger! Electric Chair, ONE-WINGED ANGEL! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This first-ever meeting was an instant classic! Omega finally has a singles win in AEW, can he translate this into his second when he and Jon Moxley go all out at All Out?
Chris Jericho returns!
This was Y2J’s scheduled time to speak, though he already did plenty when he attacked Hangman Page. Jericho picks up the mic to say, “I’m looking at the blood of Hangman Page on my hand right here, right now. Can you see it?” Do they see the Hangman’s blood? Jericho has just wanted one thing from AEW: a thank you. Shut up, fans, he doesn’t mean you. Aw… But Jericho realized the “Jerksonville” fans don’t mean a thing anyway. Is that not good? What about “Jagoffville?” They want to boo Jericho!? Well fine, boo! “Let the entire White Trash Riviera here you boo Chris Jericho!”
But as he was saying, the thank you means nothing. Jericho will get his thank you one at a time as he beats every single wrestler in AEW. And he’ll start with Hangman. If Jericho wasn’t here, the fans wouldn’t be here! They’d be out panhandling or recycling bottles, but no they’re here tonight. AEW was started by Jericho, made legit by Jericho, and the TV deal (starting in October) was sealed by Jericho. This goes beyond thanks. This is something that bothered Jericho since Double or Nothing, when he found out a battle royal would determine one of the contenders. Of course Jericho beat Omega, but he watched that battle royal closely.
Was it gonna be the guy with no legs? Joey Janela with a cig stuck to his forehead? The Young Bucks’ cabana boy? No, they were all eliminated, and one man was left: Hangman. Fans cheer for Hangman but Jericho says Hangman is in fact one of the best wrestlers he’s seen in a long time. Fans like Hangman, right? But ever since then, Jericho has been obsessing over his match with Hangman. If Jericho beats Hangman, and he will, it is just another notch in his belt! He is the GOAT, right? Shut up! But if Jericho loses to Hangman, it will be the beginning of the end for AEW, and for Y2J. If Jericho loses, where does he go from there? So Jericho HAS to beat Hangman! He became obsessed with it!
And that’s why Jericho attacked tonight, leaving Hangman in the pool of his own blood. It is to show everyone to never trust Jericho. Jericho will prove at All Out, he is THE AEW World Champion. He will prove that without him, AEW wouldn’t exist. And all you fans wouldn’t even be here, huh? More importantly, Jericho will prove again that Hangman is “a little b*tch!” He encourages fans to cheer, but Hangman is here!! Hangman attacks Jericho for what he did earlier tonight! Referees and security rush the ring but Hangman decks them all! Then he goes at Jericho again! They brawl all over the ring but now the locker room hurries to keep this fight from happening. But Hangman busts through!
Jericho bails out of the ring and Daniels keeps him from fighting fans! Jericho goes around the outside and up the ram while Hangman is kept in the ring. Fans chant, “Thank You, Hangman!” as Jericho is herded to the back. Hangman is still seething, too, even with one good eye. Just how badly will Hangman and Jericho beat the hell out of each other when they go All Out?
The Young Bucks VS The Rhodes Brothers!
Matt and Nick Jackson have been among the best tag teams in the world for years, and certainly among the best brother tag teams ever. However, there is another pair of brothers they need to prove themselves again. Matt and Nick poked fun at Cody and Dustin from their emotional Double or Nothing moment, but will they be having the last laugh? Or will the #Brotherhood take over tag team wrestling?
Fans already cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as the teams stand across from each other. The teams sort out, and we start with Cody starts with Nick for a younger brother battle. The fans rally up and Cody offers a handshake. Nick takes it because they’re all still friends. Cody and Nick circle and tie up. Cody gets a leg but Nick gets the ropebreak. The ref counts and Cody lets up. Cody and Nick circle again as fans duel. They tie up and Cody wrenches. Nick rolls and spins and handsprings but Cody headlocks. Cody takeovers but Nick headscissors. Roles reverse and the two stand off as fans cheer again. Cody wants another handshake but Nick kicks it away. Cody sees how it is, and they circle again.
They tie up and Nick headlocks. Cody powers out but they bump shoulders. Neither man falls and Cody flexes. Nick runs and they collide again. That one stings Nick, and Cody flexes. Nick SLAPS Cody, then runs to dodge and slide out. Cody pursues but Nick swings a kick and moonsaults, but Cody gets clear of it all. Things return to the ring, Cody cartwheels but Nick snapmares Cross Rhodes away. Nick misses the superkick but says it was close. The shoving begins and the big brothers run in! The ref keeps the peace and everyone cools off. Cody and Nick tie up again and Cody headlocks. Dustin tags in and he atomic drops Nick into Cody’s slap, bulldog added on! Matt runs in but gets the Rhodes uppercuts!
The Rhodes boys clothesline Matt out and fans fire up! They focus on Nick with body shots and stomps. But Matt returns to double knee Dustin and Cody down! The Bucks go after Dustin, alley-oop dropkick! Cody returns but gets the headscissor dropkick! Matt and Nick double slingshot onto the Rhodes brothers! They regroup and mock the “I need my older brother!” hug. Nick fetches Dustin to put in. He wrenches the arm then tags Matt. Matt climbs and drops ax handles on the arm. Dustin turns things around to CHOP Matt! Dustin whips but Matt reverses and Nick trips him up. Matt dropkicks Dustin down, then Nick slingshots to hit the X-Factor. And he moonsaults onto Cody! Classic Nick.
Fans duel as Matt circles Dustin. Matt throws hands on Dustin in the corner up and down until Dustin sits down. The ref backs Matt off but Matt comes back to tag Nick in. The Bucks double suplex Dustin down then Nick covers, TWO! Nick elbows Dustin down then rakes the eyes. Dustin scrambles up but Nick kicks him back down. Nick tags Matt and they mug Dustin in their corner. Matt rams his shoulder in over and over, but Dustin clubs back. Nick tags in as Dustin suplexes. Nick saves Matt, and they double dropkick Dustin down! They drag Dustin from Cody to scrape his face. Nick spits at Cody but the ref keeps Cody in the corner.
Tag to Matt and the Bucks mug Dustin more. Dustin CHOPS back but Matt haymakers. Another CHOP, but Matt jawbreakers Dustin down. Matt keeps Dustin down with a facelock but fans rally up. Dustin fights his way up but Matt grinds him down again. The fans still rally and Dustin fights up again, but Nick hits Cody down. But the Bucks turn around into a DOUBLE back drop! Dustin hurries to his corner but Cody’s not there. Matt rolls Dustin, lets go, and runs into Dustin’s SPINEBUSTER! Both big brothers are down and fans rally up. Dustin crawls but Nick trips Cody! Nick mocks Dustin to tag in, but Dustin uppercuts him down! Matt LARIATS Dustin back, then takes a moment to catch his breath.
Fans duel as Dustin stands. Matt runs in but gets an elbow. Nick runs in but gets the other. Dustin climbs up high, and crossbodies onto both Bucks! Fans give that an ovation as Dustin fires up. Cody returns and tags in! Cody rallies on Matt with forearms, then the same for Nick! He blocks Nick’s kick to a dragon screw, then suplex tosses Matt down! Nick dodges but gets an elbow. Cody climbs for a BIG moonsault! Cody keeps moving to FLY onto Matt at the ramp! Fans are thunderous for the American Nightmare as he looms over Matt. Cody drags Matt from the Young Buck bucks and into the ring. Cody undoes his weight belt, and takes Matt to the woodshed with that SMACK! He then puts Matt up top and climbs up to rain down rights.
Cody a has dragon sleeper, for the INVERTED SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer as Cody stalks Matt again. Matt slowly stands, Cody kicks low, and tucks Matt in. Cody lifts but Matt escapes Dinn’s Fire to shove Cody into buckles. Matt runs in but only gets post as Cody goes up and over! Tag to Dustin as Nick checks on Matt. Dustin slams Matt’s arm into the post! Dustin clubs away on Matt then drags him up and around to throw the arm on the mat. He stomps Matt over and over then wrenches. Tag to Cody and Cody hops up to drop ax handles. Cody throws Matt back into buckles, then stomps a mudhole into the bad arm. He also spits at Nick in return for earlier.
The referee keeps Nick back as Cody drags Matt up. Cody wrenches and gives the arm a shoulder breaker. Tag to Dustin and Dustin kicks the arm. Dustin keeps on it with a wristlock and a hotshot onto ropes! He clamps onto Matt’s arm and jams it. This is the strategy the Rhodes boys talked about earlier tonight as Dustin keeps on that arm. Dustin then DECKS Nick with an uppercut. Cody gets a cheap shot in before Dustin wraps the arm around the ropes. The ref counts but Dustin just clubs away on Matt’s chest! The ref gets Dustin to stop and Dustin tags in Cody. Cody whips Matt for a hip toss, then a short-arm-scissors. Matt endures and fans rally up. Matt turns and rolls to a cover, ONE!
Cody kicks Matt’s bad arm with a roundhouse! He yanks Matt’s arm against ropes, then tags in Dustin. Dustin whips Matt into buckles, making sure that shoulder hits. Dustin stomps a mudhole in, then tells the ref to leave him alone. He goes back to stomp Matt more, then drags him up to grind an elbow into the shoulder. Matt endures as Dustin grinds him down and wrenches the arm. Fans rally up as Matt fights back with haymakers. Dustin knees low and throws Matt into another post! Cody tags, stomps Matt into the floor then throws the arm into railing. Cody puts Matt back in and soaks up the heat and cheer. Fans duel as Cody suplexes but Matt resists. Matt spins to Northern Lights, roll through for another lift. Cody slips out to drag Matt down into a Fujiwara!
Matt endures again and gets the ropebreak. Cody lets up but comes back on Matt. Matt hits Dustin down, then denies the bulldog with a huge shove! Cody keeps moving but Matt dumps him out onto the ramp! Fans rally as Matt crawls. Cody hurries back in but gets Matt’s SPEAR! Both Matt and Cody are down, but fans rally up again. Matt is up, hot tag to Nick! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves then fires off! All those kicks rock Cody, shining wizard in the corner! Dustin runs in but that just helps Nick hit the clothesline bulldog combo! Cody elbows Nick back but Nick mule kicks his legs out. Dustin puts Nick on the apron but Nick kicks and dumdum stomps Dustin down! Then he gives Cody the draping backstabber!
Nick calls for the Superkick Party, but Cody blocks. Nick sweeps and wants the Sharpshooter but Cody denies. Both Rhodes run into shoulders, and both Bucks slingshot sunset flip to Sharpshooters! But Dustin and Cody power out, to trip the Bucks up into double Figure Fours! Fans “WOO~!” as the Bucks endure now. Matt gets a ropebreak and Dustin lets go. Cody lets go, too, but then the Rhodes boys hit their uppercuts. All four brothers stand, all four brothers hit clotheslines! Now all four brothers are down but the fans are rallying. “This is Wrestling!” and it’s far from over! Nick and Cody are in the ring and stand, Nick powers Cody to a corner. Dustin tags in and Cody goes up and over. Powerslam for Nick! Powerslam for Matt!
Fans fire up with Dustin as he then aims at both bucks. COdy joins in, cannonball and a FLYING splash! Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” as the Rhodes put Nick back in. Dustin blocks the kick and gives an uppercut. He spreads Nick open and goes corner to corner, but Matt tags in. Matt waits for Dustin to turn around to SUPERKICK! Dustin staggers into Matt’s gut wrench, but Nick is intercepted by a Beautiful Disaster! Another for Matt, and now the Rhodes boys combine! ELEVATED CROSS RHODES! But Nick is back, and he swantons the cover apart! All four brothers are down again but the fans are still loving it!
Another standing count begins and fans rally up. The younger brothers bail out and Matt goes at Dustin. Dustin throws an uppercut, but Matt haymakers back. Dustin uppercuts again, but Matt haymakers again. The brawl continues and picks up speed! Nick and Cody join in, too! But then the ref gets hit by a stray hand! Double Powerslams take the Bucks down! But the ref can’t make a count so the Rhodes boys set the Bucks up for something special. They go corner to corner, DOUBLE Shattered Dreams! Then double twisting suplexes! Cover, TWO!! The Bucks still live and they get out of the ring. This is still awesome to the fans as Cody climbs and leaps, into SUPERKICKS!
The Bucks have Dustin alone and they know it. Fans rally up behind Dustin as he throws hands on both Bucks! He gives jab after jab, and pumps it up like daddy did! Dirty birds for Matt, bionic backhands for Nick! But then a SUPERKICK in return! Shining Wizard to Macho Elbow! Cover, TWO!! Fans duel again as Matt grits his teeth. Matt runs at Dustin in the corner but gets a kick. Dustin hops on for a DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally and Dustin still feels it. Dustin tags Cody in and he sends Nick’s kick into Matt. Then Cody SUPERKICKS Nick, grabs Matt, but Nick SUPERKICKS Cody back! The Bucks think, and as Cody stands again, they give him DOUBLE SUPERKICKS to the back! Cover, but Dustin breaks it!
The Rhodes regroup, as do the Bucks. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” as the Rhodes both stand together. The Bucks rush them, to steal the uppercuts! But then they get SUPERKICKS from the Rhodes! To give them back! Stolen Cross Rhodes! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives his own move, but the Bucks are not done. Nick FLIES onto Dustin, then coordinates with Matt. Matt gut wrenches, Nick springboards, MELTZER DRIVER! Cover, the Young Bucks win!
Winners: The Young Bucks, Matt Jackson pinning
Brothers went to war, and the Jacksons beat the Rhodes this night. Is this the last time we’ve seen Dustin and Cody teaming together? Is this the last time we’ve seen these two brotherhoods battling? And will we see these brothers in the race for the AEW World Tag Team Championships? And what of the Lucha Brothers’ challenge for the ladder match?
But because they’re still friends, Nick and Matt want to check on Cody. Dustin keeps them back to help Cody up first. The Rhodes stand across from the Bucks, and Matt has the mic. “Things got a little competitive out here. And I know for weeks on end, Nick and I have been making fun of you guys.” But it was in the spirit of competition. The Bucks have been everywhere and faced everyone. They heard the myth of the Rhodes Brothers. It was this legend. Matt doesn’t watch that stuff, so he didn’t see any of that. “But dammit, you two are one of the best tag teams we’ve ever been in the ring with!”
Music plays, and the time has come! Mr. Khan is here to present the check AEW is giving to the Victim Assistance Advisory Council. Cody breaks down the numbers, but it’s $150,000 in all! Fans cheer this most of all! AEW wanted to help those affected, and this money will be responsibly sourced and distributed in the city of Jacksonville! “And I don’t know if we are still on the air, but I’ll say this: you can’t counter program what AEW is doing.” Maybe you can counter Cody, the Bucks or Brandi, but you can’t counter the “damn revolution that is All Elite Wrestling!!” Fans agree to that! So Cody has a question for everyone: when AEW hits TNT, are you coming with them? “YES!!”
Well Cody has no catchphrase, but Omega does. So Omega might be able to customize it to tonight. Cody hands the mic over to the Cleaner! Omega thanks Cody for that intro and thanks the fans for supporting this cause. Today was not just about making a statement with wrestling, but that they’ll do something for this community to honor the selflessness of the fans. But this is a conundrum. As much as Omega wants to bid adieu, this doesn’t seem like the day for that. So while Omega wants to say good-bye and good night, bang, no. Just the good bye and good night. Actually, let’s have fun since this is the end. It will be “boing.” No one ever got in trouble for bouncing around. So with that, Omega bids you adieu. Good bye, MWAH, and good, night, BOING!
Another AMAZING night for AEW! They’re practically at a 100% success rate. Again, not a bad match on the card. And all these matches got time to breathe. Which is actually a great bonus here, and why Fight for the Fallen ended up longer than the other AEW PPVs. All the winners felt right given the stories of the matches, so I can’t really complain about booking, either. The Librarians, Avalon and Bates, are obviously great Heel jobbers to put over Faces, but I feel like Bates VS Allie was better than Avalon VS Kiss. The women’s tag of Baker & Riho VS Priestly & Nakajima was really fun, really good, and with the hype for Priestly coming into AEW, she had to win to make it all worth it.
I was surprised that the Six Man Tag was scheduled for the Buy-In but ends up a main card match, but again that’s because the matches were all given plenty of time. It was brilliant work for MJF and Shawn Spears to not get along at all, but to also have Spears be the reason his team wins anyway. I think this gives us a rare Heel VS Heel rivalry for All Out and AEW TV, where fans just choose a side and go from there. That in itself will be something to make AEW stand out. I was surprised to see Brandi bring out Awesome Kong, but I probably shouldn’t have been. Brandi is morphing into the Heel wrestler/authority figure and is actually doing it rather well. And then the surprise of Aja Kong showing up, we better get Kong VS Kong on the road to a women’s champion.
Hangman Page VS Kip Sabian was really good, and they’re clearly pushing the story that Hangman will have the uphill battle. Especially with Jericho attacking him, very truly referencing how he attacked Tetsuya Naito with that mask and ambush. Jericho’s promo after and the brawl that happened were great for the story, and this AEW World Championship match is going to be something else. For that matter, Omega VS Cima was insane! I don’t know what fans were reacting to off camera in the middle, but who cares, the real attraction was the number of meteoras Omega took. Omega wins because at this point, he did have to. While he’d only had one match in AEW before, these events are all AEW has right now, and Omega needs momentum to face Moxley at All Out.
Tonight was clearly a tag team night, though. The Triple Threat Tag was the most given result of the night, since the Dark Order went after Best Friends at Double or Nothing, then sent a message at Fyter Fest. Even so, all three teams shined, so that’s all any fan can ask for. Dark Oder VS Best Friends at All Out will surely be a great match and either team could win at this point. SCU VS Lucha Brothers was amazing, and Lucha Bros win because they apparently want the Bucks to challenge them for the AAA tag titles again just to make a point to everyone. I feel like Lucha Bros should win that ladder match to retain the titles. Bucks VS Rhodes was an insane main event, and the only thing anyone could say is that it was almost midnight in Florida so fans were legit tired from how awesome the whole night was.
Given the challenge posed by Lucha Bros, the Bucks had to win. They also needed to win just on the virtue of the Rhodes not having teamed in a long time, and Dustin just getting up there in age. Then the closing section making it to air was a good call, it was so great to see this technically “behind the scenes” moment of just how much AEW is giving to this cause. Cody’s talk of “counter programming” is obviously aimed at WWE and the Evolve 10th Anniversary special also being tonight, but I’m not going to pass judgement. It is what it is, it’s not like TV networks don’t do the same with any given show or event. I’ll just say there are fans like myself crazy enough to want to watch it all in the same weekend.
My Score: 9.1/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Battle lines have been drawn!
Let them fight on Dynamite!
The Inner Circle is back, Jurassic Express and Bear Country clash, and Darby Allin continues to be a FIGHTING AEW TNT Champion, all in one night!
- Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Hangman wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Bear Country; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi; Darby wins and retains the title.
- The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Inner Circle rolls into Daily’s Place!
Chris Jericho in a black Lamborghini, Jake Hager in a Chevy Silverado, Sammy Guevara in a Range Rover, Santana in a Dodge Ram, Ortiz in a Porsche, and motorcycle entourage escorting them in! Y2J, Big Hurt, the Spanish God and the Proud ‘n’ Powerful are returning to AEW in style! But with The Pinnacle somewhere in the building and Mike Tyson expected to return, who’s getting taken out first?!
Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
Did the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hear Platinum’s new single on AEW Dark last night? Would it change what Hangman’s about to do to Max if it did? Or maybe Max’s improv rap right here will rile him up! “Hangman, you a changed man. Used to be a star, now you fadin’! Platinum, the flyest on the air, catch you slippin’ like Joe Biden on the stairs! So check the thug process. I’m dancin’ with the devil like I’m Lil’ Nas X! And you a one trick pony! Treat me like a breathalyzer and bl-” WHOA~! Bowens stops Caster there, that is a step too far. You can’t say that on TNT, Max! But either way, The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Hangman BOOTS Bowens to get him out of the ring!
Hangman fires off on Caster, the bell rings and Hangman rings Caster’s bell! He bumps Caster off buckles over and over, and over and over, then stops to stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman walks it dry. Hangman drags Caster up, CHOPS him back to the corner, and then whips him to ropes. Hangman CLOBBERS Caster at the ropes, suplexes but Caster slips out! Caster shoves, Hangman dodges and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, fans fire up, and Hangman snap suplexes Caster after all! Cover, ONE!! Caster surprises Hangman but he keeps his cool as fans rally up.
Hangman CHOPS Caster to a corner, CHOPS him again, but Caster turns things around to fire off forearms! Hangman shoves Caster to BOOT him down! Hangman drags Caster up, wrenches, hits an elbow breaker then wrings Caster to stomp him down! Then he drops a BIG senton! Cover, TWO! Hangman smirks as Caster bails out and fans rally up. Bowens checks on Caster, Hangman heads over but Caster drags him out. Hangman counter punches then RAMS Caster into railing! Hangman puts Caster in, Bowens gets in Hangman’s face, but Hangman lets him be. Caster dropkicks Hangman as he enters! Caster stomps away at the ropes, catches his breath, then stomps him more!
Caster CLUBS Hangman, whips but Hangman reverses to send Caster out of the ring! Hangman runs to TRIANGLE LARIAT Caster down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Caster! Hangman drags Caster up, the ref counts but Hangman CHOPS Caster! Hangman refreshes the count, whips Caster but Caster reverses to send Hangman into railing! Caster runs in but is sent onto the railing! Caster’s gonna be rapping in a higher octave! Hangman then climbs the other railing to leap and LARIAT Caster down! Bowens gets in Hangman’s face again, but Hangman shrugs him off. Hangman gets Bowens’ boombox, tosses it aside, and puts Caster in the ring.
Hangman drags Caster to the corner but Bowens threatens him with the boombox! Caster YANKS Hangman into the post! The ref is busy with Caster and Bowens RAMS Hangman into railing! Bowens puts Hangman in, Caster WRINGS him out, and then Caster throws the arm into the mat. Caster drops knees on the arm, covers, TWO! Fans rally and jeer Caster, and Hangman CHOPS! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, drags Hangman down and has a hammerlock crossface! Fans rally as Hangman endures, and Hangman fights up to arm-drag free! Caster returns but Hangman DECKS him! And again! Hangman dodges to SPINEBUSTER Caster down!
Fans fire up as Caster goes to a corner. Hangman goes corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman keeps going, Caster blocks the suplex and elbows Hangman. Caster blocks the boot, too, spins Hangman but Hangman catches Caster for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but fans fire up as Caster goes to the apron. Hangman shakes the bad arm out, goes to the apron, drags Caster up, and Alabama lifts! Caster fights for his life, gets free and BOOTS! Hangman forearms, Caster forearms back and they brawl on the edge! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, but runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hangman dumps Caster down, and he goes to the apron.
Hangman climbs a corner, but Bowens is there to distract him! Caster gets in to LEAP up, steady himself, and still SUPERPLEX Hangman down! Then he gets the arm, SHANKLY GATES! Hangman endures, crawls his way forward, but Caster sits deep on the hold! Hangman gets the ropebreak with a finger! The ref counts, Caster holds on until 4! Fans rally for Hangman but Caster climbs up top. SPRINBOARD, into a LARIAT! The fans fire up, Hangman Alabama lifts, for- No! Bowens slides the boombox in! The ref obviously sees that, and Hangman picks the boombox up. The ref confiscates it, but Bowens gets Caster his chain!
Caster wraps his fist, Hangman storms over, PLATINUM PUNCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Caster is shocked but the fans are thunderous! Caster hurries up top, takes aim, MIC DROP FLOPS! Hangman dodges and gets to the apron! Caster staggers up, Hangman slingshots to- No, Bowens anchors him! Hangman mule kicks Bowens, BOOTS Caster, and then ASAI MOONSAULTS Bowens down! Hangman reloads and aims again, BUCKSHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy secures that number one spot in the rankings! And of course, he toasts with some nearby fellow wrestlers! Will Hangman be saying cheers to a championship opportunity soon enough?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
AEW has great tag teams all around, but here is one of the great teams and the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, DEATH TRIANGLE! PAC and Rey Fenix won the opportunity in the AEW Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal, but they and Penta El Zero Miedo all stand together with Schiavone. Their shot at the titles are coming, next week on Dynamite! They finally get their shots, but wait! The Best Friends show up? Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and #JustTrent, with the honorary Best Friend, Kris Statlander, walk out on stage, and Cassidy gets the mic! “Y’know… It’s really nice to see all three of you together in the ring again.”
Footage plays, and it turns out to be a highlight reel of the history between these two trios! Revolution 2020 was when Death Triangle brutalized Cassidy after PAC beat him in a 1v1 match. Then on Dynamite from 5/13/2020 was when Fenix Ryder Kicks Cassidy down just because he could! Chuck says that it may have been awhile, but they still remember! Fenix laughs! These guys are crazy! Penta says it’s crazy how they’ve hold onto those moments! Pac says everyone should relax, because he understands why the Best Friend are here. They see the writing on the wall, and want a shot at the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions already! Well they’ve got a lot of work to do because they are FAR from worthy! So jog on and get out of here!
Oh, well, alright. Trent says he was hurt, and now Best Friends are back of the line. They’ll work their way back up, because that’s not a problem when you’re the team with more wins than anyone in this company! But anyway, Pac and Triangle can calm down. The Best Friends are just here to give them a heads up. “The boys are back in town!” Oh, and their new alien friend. Fans fire up as the four put hands in, will the reunited Best Friends be out of this world?
Mike Tyson talks with Coach Urban Meyer.
Is Iron Mike giving or getting pointers on how to handle business?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Fans again get to sing Judas for Jericho as he and the boys return officially, even though we saw them get payback on The Pinnacle last week. Jericho gets the mic first, and he says Jacksonville sounds great tonight! The Inner Circle has a lot to say after the break! Y2J knows his TV, and AEW does go to commercial!
AEW returns, fans chant for Inner Circle and Jericho says they ARE the Inner Circle, and they are Back in Black, baby! “And it was only one short month ago that we were in this ring and given the beatdown of a lifetime by the Pineapple.” Sammy whispers a correction to Jericho, The Pinnacle. And that beatdown taught them a lot. It gave them hospital stays, it gave them stitches, but it gave them a wake-up call. It revealed to them that they’d made a lot of bad decisions over the last six months, that hurt and insulted a lot of people. For that, Jericho apologizes to those people and to the fans.
But all those decisions were on MJF, aka “My Jerkoff Friend.” And My Jerkoff Friend says he outsmarted the Inner Circle, mostly because he’s smarter than Jericho. And that’s true, Jericho isn’t the smartest in a few areas. High school chemistry, terrible. His teacher even asked after a second failed test, “Are you on dope?” An exact quote! Jericho wasn’t, he just wasn’t good in Chemistry. But who is? What Jericho is smart in is pro-wrestling! That is why he brought My Jerkoff Friend into the Inner circle. Not to take him under his wing, but to keep him under his thumb.
Jericho knows how dangerous My Jerkoff Friend is and how talented he is, and how much personality and potential he has. Jericho wanted to use him for all of that, and suck the life out of him into the Inner Circle. They had it all perfectly planned, and knew that MJF would eventually show his true colors. They were ready to kick MJF’s ass, but they didn’t think he’d be a step ahead. They got outsmarted by a man who can do everything except for put on a spray tan. Last week, MJF was oranger than Cassidy and had more streaks than that toilet bowl Jericho shoved his face into! Jericho can’t wait to swirly him again! Fans chant “Swirly! Swirly!”
MJF is only 25 years old! When Jericho was 25, he was still having wet dreams! But MJF at 25 is at the pinnacle of pro-wrestling. See what he did there? But here’s the thing! MJF, you consider yourself a fine wine, that he’ll get better with age. But he doesn’t want to wait for the aging, he wants it all now! He wants to be better than The GOAT, Chris Jericho, now. Those are big, big shoes to fill, MJF. You gotta go smaller, take baby steps. Be better than Peter Avalon, or Michael Nakazawa, or “that stupid Burberry scarf you’ve been wearing for a few years. It’s tired, it’s old, it’s stale, and it sucks!” Time to change it up, MJF! Plus, Jericho was rocking the scarf look a few years ago, so if you’re better than Jericho, why is he stealing Jericho’s shit?
But Jericho has an old clipboard in the back if MJF wants to add it to the list of things he’s stolen from Jericho! Y’see, MJF isn’t as good as he thinks he is, and he believes his own hype. Jericho sees MJF listening to the critics and the fans online. MJF would bee-line after every match or promo he’s ever had just to check what people thought! That’s called “Being a mark.” But Jericho makes it “being a Max,” because Max is a mark for himself! The true issue is that MJF knows he will never, ever be better than Jericho. He will never be better than Jericho, and you know it. That’s because Jericho is a true fine wine that has aged and fermented and soured.
Speaking of sour, just look at the men My Jerkoff Friend has aligned with! Tully Blanchard! He’s the greatest mind in pro-wrestling history? Really? No, he’s the third-string member of the Four Horsemen, stuck between Ole Anderson and Paul Roma. Then there’s FTR! They would be one of the best tag teams in the world today, but they’re completely interchangeable! Which one is which? It’s like the AEW version of The Jonas Brothers, where you know they’re good, you know they make money, but you don’t know any of their names! Is that Dax? Cash? Ax? Smash? Axel? Slash? “I DON’T KNOW!!”
And then of course, there’s Shawn Spears. Such a great upside, so they say, but Jericho’s never seen it. All Jericho has is the number on his phone from when Spears called him after getting fired from “The Fed” 10 years ago, asking for advice. Spears aligning himself with My Jerkoff Friend is about as good a move as rocking the blonde mohawk in 2021. And then there’s Wardlow! Of of course! A million dollar body with a 13 cent brain, and guess what? He’s so dumb, he has to strip naked to count to 21! Think about it, Jericho’s seen him do it. But compared to the Inner Circle, the NEW Inner Circle that will dominate AEW once more but with the fans all behind them, The Pinnacle is good, can beat the crap out of them, but who cares?! The Inner Circle loves to fight!
The bottom line is, the Inner Circle will shove the faces of The Pinnacle up each other’s asses and form a human centipede, with MJF in the back! “You want blood? You want violence? You got it!!” They’ve been waiting for a match since March 25th of last year! Why play grab ass anymore? You want blood and violence? You get it! May 5th, right here at Daily’s Place, for the first time ever, Pinnacle VS Inner Circle, BLOOD AND GUTS!! The Inner Circle is back in black, and now that they’re back, they will kick the ever living shit out of the Pinnacle! “The worst is yet to come, God help you for it!!” FINALLY, the match the world has wanted to see! Will MJF’s future be nothing but suffering for what he has done?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Dasha congratulates Captain Charisma on his victorious AEW in-ring debut. So then, how is he feeling? And what’s next? Christian says last week “was the culmination of an entire year of me scratching, clawing, and grinding in complete solitude for that very moment of stepping through those ropes, kneeling down, kissing that canvas, and taking back what was taken from me seven years ago.” Now he can’t talk about last week without talking about his opponent, Frankie Kazarian. Kaz took him to the deep waters, and pushed him so far down. Christian’s lungs were on fire, and he loved every single second of it!
Fans were in awe of Kaz’s performance, but not Christian, because Christian has always known what Kaz is about. Kaz knows that Christian isn’t like everyone else. When you step into the ring with Christian, you have to bring it up another level. Christian makes others level up! But then Taz interrupts and says for those who don’t know, these two have known each other for a long time. That all said, seven years is a long time. Taz has a team that can help Christian get where he wants to be, so Taz will just get right to his offer: Christian can join Team Taz! They can all help each other, and a guy with Christian’s wealth of knowledge would be a great help.
And before Christian can say too much first, Taz won’t put him on the spot. Christian can sleep on it. Will Captain Charisma choose to join the Path of Rage?
Jurassic Express VS Bear Country!
Two forces of nature will collide, but #OneWillFall. Godzilla VS Kong is in theaters, but here is a pretty good teaser right here! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus represent for the reptiles? Or will the burly Boulder & Bronson bring the heat on behalf of warm-blooded beasts everywhere?
The teams sort out, Luchasaurus steps up to Boulder and fans fire up already! Bronson and JB walk over, and Bronson shoves JB right down! Luchasaurus choke grips Bronson, but Boulder shoves Luchasaurus to the corner! JB returns to SHOTGUN dropkick Bronson, then dodges Boulder to set him up for Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Another SHOTGUN, another BOOT and the Bears are out of the ring! JB builds speed to DIVE into Bronson! JB keeps going, and DIVES again! JB keeps it up, and he FLIES, but into the arms of Bear Country! But JB wriggles free as Luchasaurus FLIES in and bowls Bear Country over!
Fans fire up as JB and Luchasaurus regroup. They get Boulder in, Luchasaurus drags Boulder up but Boulder RAMS him into the corner! Bronson tags in, Boulder whips him in and Bronson SPLASHES Luchasaurus in the corner! Bronson fires off hands, Luchasaurus shoves back but Bronson ROCKS him! Tag to Boulder and now Bronson whips Boulder in, but into a boot then KNEE! Bronson runs in, Luchasaurus goes up and over, then handsprings to dodge Boulder! Hot tag to JB! Luchasaurus elbows Bronson, JB leaps but Boulder catches the rana! Luchasaurus is up top, and LEAPS, but he just bounces off Boulder! Boulder keeps JB up to BOMB him!
AEW goes picture in picture as Boulder grits his teeth as he paces around JB and fans rally up. Boulder brings JB up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Boulder makes sure his arms are working, and Luchasaurus seems to be alright after that crash landing. Tag to Bronson, the bears mug JB, and Bronson drags JB up to DECK him! JB gets to a corner, Bronson storms over but JB kicks back from below. Bronson blocks a kick to rain down furious fists! Bronson lets off as the ref counts, and he drags JB up. JB SLAPS Bronson, CHOPS him, but Bronson HEADBUTTS JB down! Cover, TWO! Bronson grows frustrated but he stalks JB and keeps him from Luchasaurus.
Bronson whips JB to CLOBBER him! Tag to Boulder, Bronson stands on JB and then Boulder steps on him! Boulder drags JB up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! JB writhes but he still reaches for Luchasaurus. Boulder stands on JB’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then drops a big elbow on the back! Boulder drags JB up, puts him in a corner and whips him corner to corner to then back drop on the rebound! AEW returns to single picture as Boulder drags JB up and tags Bronson in. Bear Country mugs JB, then Bronson whips JB into the corner. JB BOOTS back, fights out and slides under but Boulder tags in!
Bronson keeps JB from Luchasaurus, Bear Country double suplexes, but JB lands on his feet! JB dodges and hot tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders, BOOTS Boulder then BOOTS him in the corner! Luchasaurus adds Bronson to the pile to fire off hands! GERMAN SUPLEX for Bronson, then Luchasaurus ducks the running knee to kip up and TAIL WHIP! LARIAT! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus and he waits for Boulder to get up. Boulder turns around into a choke grip! Bronson storms over, into a choke grip! The bears break free but Luchasaurus boots through their double clothesline! ROUNDHOUSE to HEEL KICK!
Luchasaurus runs but is put on the apron. He HEADBUTTS Boulder, climbs up, but Boulder trips him up! Boulder climbs up, but Luchasaurus choke grips! Boulder fights it off! But Luchasaurus still gets the grip! Boulder HEADBUTTS Luchasaurus! Boulder gets a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans are fired up! Boulder covers, but JB FROG SPLASHES it apart! Bronson drags JB up to throw him out but JB shoulders back in! JB slingshots and spins around to DDT! JB baits Boulder into Luchasaurus’ EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, but Bronson scoops JB for a MICHINOKU DRIVER onto the pin! All four are down and the fans fire up again!
The teams regroup as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Bronson and Boulder combine, head for Luchasaurus, CANNON BEAR!! They drag Luchasaurus to a cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus survives and Boulder can’t believe it! Boulder is frustrated, but he tags Bronson in, and they decide to combine again! Boulder has Bronson on the Electric Chair, but Luchasaurus sits up! JB returns and he dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson drops into the TAIL WHIP!! Boulder BOOTS Luchasaurus, grabs JB and whips, but JB LARIATS on the return! Luchasaurus pushes Boulder out! Bronson staggers into a choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! MESOZOIC MOONSAULT! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Who needs Godzilla VS Kong? This was a true clash of alpha titans! Will Jurassic Express now pull into the top spot right behind Death Triangle?
AEW hears from QT Marshall.
In reference to Cody Rhodes, “Your mantra should be, ‘Do the work for me.‘ Whether it’s creating this incredible training facility, or carrying your broken down brother through whatever career he had left, ever since the beginning of our ‘friendship,’ all I’ve ever done is do work for you.” QT is sick of the narrative Cody is creating about how he was going out of his way to help QT, but leaving QT dead in the water before he ever got started. Cody wants to doubt QT Marshall’s credentials? Let’s talk about those credentials for a minute. Cody was second fiddle to Ted (DeBiase) Jr, then went hiding behind face paint because even as “Dusty’s kid,” he knew he’d never amount to shit.
But Cody “figured it out” at some point. He got on the indies, surrounded himself with “vanilla midgets,” and felt like the star he knew he’d never be. But QT has surrounded himself with men. Hungry, sick and tired of waiting in the shadows, and that can trust QT and QT can trust back. Because unlike “Bargain Brand Sting,” QT isn’t worried about other people’s success. Aaron Solow, “who will never be known as ‘just somebody’s boyfriend.'” Nick Comoroto, who isn’t just some “body guy.” And Anthony Ogogo, who is a household name in the UK! A mainstream fighter and star! The British follow his career and cheer every punch. Ogogo does Subway commercials for business and knocks people out for fun!
But this ain’t Great Britain, this is “Shitty” America! So all you Yanks are gonna learn soon enough who Ogogo is. QT tells Cody that this is HIS goddamn factory now! Comoroto splashes the Nightmare Factory logo on the wall with blue paint, and this fearsome foursome has left its mark! Will others join them? Or will they simply know not to side with The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?
AEW returns with Schiavone on stage.
This never gets old for Tony. Once again on Dynamite, “It’s STIIIIIIIING~!” The snow, the crow and the Icon! A lot to unpack with the TNT Championship coming up, but Jake the Snake interrupts. “This is not the way we do it. You remember! How can you forget? It’s only been what? Seven days?” They start, Snake and Archer interrupt, Sting does nothing and keeps his mouth shut, or maybe just shuts his hole. Where’s his little gerbil friend, by the way? Yes, he’s a gerbil. But they say insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, and Snake is a crazy son of a bitch so he should know!
But Archer interrupts now and says this is enough. If that’s insanity, then Snake isn’t the only crazy one, Archer’s “one sick son of a bitch!” And Archer is sick and tired of the AEW agenda! Bring Archer in, bring him to the top, but then send him away. He fights Moxley, then goes away. He works main event after main event, then he goes away. He’s done with that! The world will pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster, and Sting will pay attention closely. This is Archer’s time! Archer should be getting the interviews! Sting doesn’t need to talk because this is Archer’s time! But then Sting snatches the mic away!
“Now it’s MY time!” Then say something! He’d say something if Archer would be slow to speak and quick to listening. Zip up and understand that Sting AGREES! Archer is a main event guy, but then he disappears, and Sting doesn’t understand it, either! Snake, what’s wrong with you? What’s that dumbfounded face for? Tell Archer how to do it! Or maybe just shut your hole now. Sting says Archer IS main event material, he has “it,” but Snake needs to actually help him! Help Archer channel this in the right direction and then he will be in that ring on TNT in a main event, maybe even for the world title, without disappearances. Just make it happen! Make it showtime! If you’ve got it in you, go do it!
Sting storms off, but All Ego, Ethan Page, and the Face of the Revolution, Scorpio Sky, are watching from the bleachers. They don’t seem to see it Sting’s way, but what is Archer’s response? Archer storms off, too, with Snake following. With Ethan and Scorpio have their own input on this?
Team Taz speaks.
But before Taz himself can say anything, Ricky Starks speaks up and wants to start by saying AEW Dark was great! They got the win thank to Brian Cage! And as the winner, let’s hear from Cage! Taz speaks up and says no, not this time. Starks instigated, he isn’t going to get away with it this week. Will Hobbs wants to say something but Taz already knows what he’ll say. Everyone just needs to chill out, get on the same page. Starks, stop instigating. But they’ve got to be real smart, because they’ve got an offer to a real blue chipper in Christian Cage. That could happen! Starks says absolutely. But will they be able to handle having two Cages on the same team? Or will they end up with no Cages in no time?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
The Relentless wants to be a fighting champion, and another rising star answered the call! Will the Blue Collar Badass prove that even a rugged mug like his can be the Face of the Network? Or will the Icon prove to be a superior wingman to the Hollywood Hunk and the Beautiful Brazilian Beefcake?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the fighting champion is in for a fight!
Darby and JD stare down as fans fire up and rally. They circle, tie up, and JD puts Darby in a corner. The ref counts, Darby ducks a chop and then ducks again. Darby headlocks, JB powers up to throw him to a corner. Darby boots the chop away, shoves JD but JD goes up and over to CHOP him! Darby bails out, fans fire up, and a ring count begins. JD dares Darby to get back in and Darby is on the apron. Darby pie faces JD then dares him to bring it to the outside. JD takes the bait, Darby gets in then WRECKS JD with a dropkick! Darby runs to DIVE and ram JD into railing! Darby gets up top, Nemeth distracts everyone, and Darby leaps, but JD bounces him off his shoulder!
Nemeth laughs at Darby while JD drags him up, but Sting is there to scare Nemeth away! JD puts Darby in to drop a BIG back senton! Sting keeps backing Nemeth all they way to the timekeeper’s table and further away! JD ROCKS Darby, Nemeth keeps running, and JD CHOPS away on Darby! Bononi is still in JD’s corner as JD drops knees then covers, ONE!! Darby sputters but JD brings him up. Darby throws body shots but JD scoops and SLAMS to then drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO!, and AEW goes picture in picture.
JD stalks Darby, drags him up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. JD waits for Darby to get up, then brings him around to ROCK him with a right! Darby ends up in a corner, JD CHOPS him, then lets him feel it for a moment. Darby gets up, SLAPS JD, but JD SLAPS Darby back! JD whips Darby, LARIATS him inside out, then covers, TWO! Darby survives but JD wraps on a chinlock! JD grinds Darby down into the mat, but Darby fights his way up. Darby throws body shots, but JD back suplexes high and hard! JD drags Darby up the corner with him, but Darby SLAPS JD! And back hands and SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS!
Darby climbs up, fires off more SLAPS, then haymakers! JD shoves Darby away and hits a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Darby survives, JD grows frustrated, but JD steps on Darby as he goes to the corner. AEW returns to single picture as Darby bails out. JD pursues, stalks Darby, and he brings Darby around but Darby throws body shots! Darby throws a forearm but JD tosses him into ropes to CLOBBER him! JD shouts, “Tonight’s MY night!” Darby crawls, Bononi cheers JD on, and JD refreshes the ring count to then aim at Darby near the railings. JD runs in and CANNONBALLS but only into railing as Darby dodges!
Darby gets to the ring, gets up the corner, and he LEAPS onto both Bononi and JD! Darby gets back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB!” The ring count is 5 of 10 but JD gets in! Darby clubs away on JD with furious fists, then goes up the corner. JD trips Darby up! JD gets Darby in the Tree of Woe to KICK, CLUB and then sit him up by his chin. Darby SLAPS JD, but JD sits Darby up to CHOP him on the back! Darby is back in the Tree of Woe, JD runs and CANNONBALLS Darby down! JD goes up top fast, VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and JD is shocked! Fans fire up, JD drags Darby back to the drop zone and goes back up top. MOONSAULT FLOPS!
Darby is in the corner, he climbs back up but JD ROCKS him first! JD climbs up now, but Darby SLAPS him! JD SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight up top! But then Darby grabs a hand to BITE it, and hits a SUPER CODE RED!! JD is in a drop zone, Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Relentless is still champion, still Face of the Network, and still on a hot win streak! But then THE BUTCHER clobbers Darby! The Hardy Family Office is here and they mug Darby on behalf of Hardy himself! Bunny Allie says commentary needs to get their stuff off the table because they’re going to use it! But then Sting and the Dark Order are here to run HFO off! Bunny is furious, but she’s gotta face Tay Conti in the ring now! Is she reconsidering given the HFO ran off? Too late! Tay tackles her on the stage and rains down fury! The refs hurry to break this up because this needs to happen in the ring! Will Tay tear into Bunny on behalf of Darby and the Dark Order?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Marvez brings up the huge news that Blood & Guts is happening on May 5th! Jericho tells Alex Marvez he’s more handsome than usual. What’s he doing that’s new? But then MJF blindsides Jericho, and the Pinnacle join in! FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow shove Jericho towards gorilla and then the stage! Where is the Inner Circle!? MJF chokes Jericho with his scarf! FTR gets Jericho up for the MIND BREAKER!! Marvez signals to cameras, and the Inner Circle door has been bolted shut! The Inner Circle literally bust through the door to get free! But the Pinnacle keeps mugging Jericho and they get a table!
Spears brings the table to the apron, Wardlow reels Jericho in, but here comes IRON MIKE TYSON!! Tyson and Jericho may not be friends, but Tyson isn’t going to let a group of thugs brutalize Jericho! Thyson fires off on Spears! He rains down fury like in his prime! FTR saves Spears, the Inner Circle rushes to even things up!! The Pinnacle goes running now, and fans are fired up for Tyson standing with the Inner Circle! Is the Baddest Man on the Planet really on Jericho’s side? They shake hands! Jericho and Tyson let bygones be bygones, and Tyson says “up yours” to MJF! Will Iron Mike help the Inner Circle get ready for Blood & Guts?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker (and Rebel) backstage.
The Doctor has a special announcement, and a small request for Tony Khan. “Tony, give the people what they want already!” A championship match for The Doctor! But she’s ranked fourth, there are others ahead of her. Yeah, let’s talk about those rankings. The win-loss system is UTTER CRAP! Championship opportunities should be based on star power, merchandise sales, and the demographic scores, which Britt is at the top of the food chain. It’s not her fault she had to waste a year putting respect on the women’s division and make history. But like a true Role Model, she will fix the broken system, climb up the rankings, and pretend like it actually matters.
So make sure to tune into Dynamite, Dark and Elevation where you will see The Doctor getting those wins up. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker DMD. Will Britt “expose” the AEW system for what it is?
The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order!
Things may have calmed down from that brawl earlier, but there’s madness just below the surface when it comes to Allie the Bunny. But to counter the HFO being ringside, the Brazilian Blackbelt has not only the Dark Order’s Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson and Negative One, but she has Hikaru Shida with her! Will the Numbers game be in Tay’s favor?
The bell rings and these two fire off forearms! Tay gets the edge, Bunny kicks low and clubs away, then CLAWS Tay on the back! Bunny bumps Tay off buckles, Tay wobbles but Bunny bumps her off more buckles! Fans rally for Tay as Bunny digs her boots in! The ref counts, Bunny lets off and the HFO talk trash. Bunny brings Tay up and talks trash but Tay blocks the kick! Tay clinches for an EXPLODER! Bunny flounders, Tay fires up and runs in to BOOT Bunny down! Then she boot WASHES! Bunny flops out of the ring, Tay goes to the apron and aims. Bunny dodges one kick, blocks the next and trips Tay into the apron! Bunny seethes, but then laughs as she brings Tay around to snap suplex to the floor!
Bunny sees Tay floundering to railing, and run sin to SHOTGUN her into the railing! Tay flops down, the HFO is fired up and Bunny drags Tay up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny bumps Tay off the apron, brings her back around and puts her into the ring. Bunny takes a moment to laugh like a hyena, and then she stomps Tay down. Bunny drags Tay up, talks trash and throws big knees into her! Bunny runs and knee lifts Tay down! Cover, TWO! Bunny gets frustrated already but she drags Tay up. Tay fires back with forearms and then reels Bunny into a cradle! TWO, and Bunny CLOBBERS Tay! Cover, TWO! Bunny is angry again but Tay reaches out for her friends. Bunny drags Tay around, looms over her, and brings her into the cobra camel clutch! Tay endures, Bunny thrashes her around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Tay throws Bunny around with drop sayanagis! Tay then gets Bunny up for the swinging BACKBREAKER! Bunny crawls to a corner, Tay runs in but the knee hits buckles! Tay hobbles into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida and the Dark Order cheer Tay on but Bunny slaps some fire into herself. Bunny drags Tay up, brings her around, dragon sleepers but Tay fights free! Tay fires off forearms, Hardy gets on the apron and stands in Tay’s way! But Tay dodges Bunny, Bunny avoids running into Hardy, and Tay gets her for a Gory Especial, to the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO!?! Bunny survives and shocks everyone, especially Tay!
Bunny crawls to the apron, Tay drags her back up, but Bunny hotshots her! Tay staggers away onto ropes, Bunny sucker punches Shida! Bunny gets Shida’s kendo stick but all hell breaks loose between Dark Order and HFO! The ref is busy with that, just as Bunny wanted, and she SMACKS Tay with the kendo stick! Is Allie a bunny or a weasel!? Bunny then climbs up, but Shida snatches the stick away! Tay ROCKS Bunny, climbs up to get her, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Roll through, hammerlock, DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The champion helps her #1 contender, because it’s more about respect than anything! Will these friendly rivals become friendly opponents soon enough?
AEW sets up next week’s big episode of Dynamite!
After calling Darby out on Elevation and Dark, then being part of the attack on him tonight, Matt Hardy gets his shot at the TNT Championship, in a Falls Count Anywhere match! Will Big Money Matt strike gold in Daily’s Place? Then, as we learned earlier tonight, the Young Bucks will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC & Rey Fenix! The Bastard & Firebird were put on notice by Best Friends, but will the titles be part of the mix? And now that he is firmly part of QT’s cell, Anthony Ogogo finally has his AEW in-ring debut! Is Ogogo gonna knock out whoever is put in his path?
And speaking of “finally,” Red Velvet and Jade Cargill go 1v1 so settle the score! Jade won in the mixed tag, but will she pull off sweet victory all on her own? Or will Velvet get her sweet revenge? In fact…
Red Velvet speaks.
“Jade, I finally figured out what your deal is with me. Why you keep looking for me.” It’s because Jade knows that on the night she beat Velvet on national television, Jade knew then and there that she barely got the job done! Jade calls herself #ThatBitch? Then be #ThatBitchWhoGetsTheJobDone!
ONE MORE big match has been made for next week!
After the news of Blood & Guts finally happening, and after Mike Tyson stood alongside the Inner Circle, there’s a huge sampler to whet our appetites! Mike Tyson will be special guest enforcer as Chris Jericho with just Sammy Guevara ringside takes on Dax Hardwood with just Cash Wheeler by his side! That’s right, the rest of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle will be BANNED from ringside during this match to keep this as far as possible! Will Jericho and Tyson rewrite the mistakes of the past together?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks!
Did anyone ever imagine the Elite ending up like this? Will there be any going back from this? Or have the bonds between the Best Bout Machine and the Jackson brothers been severed forever?
The trios sort out, Karl Anderson starts with Matt and the fans rally on the Bucks’ side. Callis mocks Matt with how he slapped him and Matt did nothing about it. Matt storms over, Callis backs off, and Omega suddenly wants in. Anderson tags Omega, Omega tries to talk with Matt about this, and Callis scurries to commentary. Omega and Matt tie up, go around, and Omega pulls hair to put Matt on ropes. Matt turns it around, the ref counts, Matt lets off but Omega pie faces. Matt shoves, Omega shoves, things get tense and Matt backs away to tag in Nick. Nick and Omega circle now, and Nick tries to point out this is Callis’ fault.
Omega and Nick tie up, Nick wrenches, Omega wrenches back, but Nick rolls and handsprings to WRING him out! Omega boots Nick away, gets up to headlock but Nick powers out. Omega gets the headlock again, Nick powers out again, but Omega runs him over! Nick gets up and Omega double guns at him. They tie up again, Nick headlocks but Omega powers out. Nick handsprings over, then RANAS Omega out of the ring! Omega paces, gets back in and tags Anderson. The Machine Gun is upset with Nick for teaming with Moxley, then he shoves Nick, but Nick kicks low. Nick whips, Anderson reverses but Nick dodges and springboards to arm-drag then dropkick!
Nick dropkicks Omega as he gets in, but Gallows gets Nick with a choke grip! Nick breaks free, Matt gets in, the Bucks double dropkick Gallows, then Moxley clotheslines Gallows out! Moxley builds speed, TOPE AND DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Fans are thunderous as Moxley and the Bucks regroup and AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley and the Bucks stand down, Nick fetches Anderson into the ring, and Nick wrenches then tags Matt. Matt goes up to drop ax handles on Anderson’s arm. Matt wrenches the arm again and again and then tags in Moxley. Moxley climbs up to drop an ax handle on the arm. Moxley drags Anderson up to wrench, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Moxley drags Anderson up, tags Matt in and they mug Anderson. Matt wrenches, Anderson powers Matt to the corner, and he throws hands! Tag to Gallows, the Good Brothers mug Matt, then Gallows ROCKS Matt with uppercuts and haymakers, over and over and over! Gallows backs off to throw ’em up, then drags Matt up for a HEADBUTT!
Omega tags in, he and Gallows hand off the wristlock, and Omega wrenches Matt to CLUB the arm! Omega drags Matt to CLUB the arm again, then wraps the arm around ropes to pull! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and bumps Matt off buckles. Tag to Anderson, Anderson snapmares Matt to a chinlock. Matt endures, Anderson cranks back, and Matt fights up to throw body shots. Anderson ROCKS Matt with an uppercut, then CHOPS him! Anderson keeps Matt from his corner as AEW returns to single picture, and whips him back towards the Biz Cliz corner. Matt dropkicks Gallows down, DECKS Omega, then BOOTS Anderson! Matt swings into a back suplex but lands on his feet! Hot tag to Moxley!
Moxley dodges Anderson, DECKS Omega and hits Gallows, then rallies on Anderson! Moxley clotheslines, whips but Anderson reverses! Anderson runs in to clothesline, but Moxley just shrugs it off! Anderson fires off CHOPS but Moxley just leans into them! Moxley SLAPS Anderson, runs and gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Omega gets in, he gets a SNAP GERMAN! Gallows runs in but he gets a BIG GERMAN! Moxley gets Anderson with a sleeper on the apron but Anderson hotshots him! Gallows tags in, runs and YAKUZA KICKS Moxley down! Gallows drags Moxley up to rain down hands, drops an elbow, and covers, TWO!
Gallows throws headbutts, digs his boots into Moxley, and Omega digs his boots in, too. Fans rally for Moxley but Gallows drags Moxley up by his ears. Gallows throws heavy hands and Moxley flounders into a BUZZSAW! Gallows stalks Moxley to a corner, rains down more fists, then goes corner to corner, but Moxley gets up and in his face! Both men dodge and spin, Moxley kicks low to NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Moxley heads for the corner, hot tags to Nick and Anderson! Nick dodges Anderson to BLAST Omega! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, back kick, ROUNDHOUSE and have Anderson in a corner!
Gallows gets in, throws hands then throws Nick, but Nick dodges! ROUNDHOUSE, SHINING WIZARD and forearm smash in the corner, the Nick runs at Anderson. Anderson dodges, Nick hits buckles, but then Nick dodges as Anderson runs in! Anderson gets stuck in the corner, Nick runs at Gallows but is put on the apron! Nick ENZIGURIS back, climbs up and DUMDUM STOMPS, to then somersault for the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up with Nick as he goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS Gallows down! Nick shoulders into Anderson, then slingshots, into the SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Matt and Omega!
Omega stops in his tracks when he sees it’s Matt! Omega wants Matt to calm down and have a match, not a brawl. But then Omega rushes Matt, only to be sent into buckles! Matt hip tosses Omega, arm-drags him around, then whips for a BIG back drop! Omega flounders, Matt fires up and aims, but he fakes the superkick to SPIKE DDT! Omega sits up, Matt paces like a shark, and Matt fires up but still hesitates! Omega wobbles, Matt just can’t hit him with the superkick! Fans are upset, Matt checks on Omega but Omega SLAPS Matt! Omega slaps Matt around, daring him to hit him! Matt tackles him and rains down fists!
Matt lets off, Gallows gets in and YAKUZA KICKS! Nick missile dropkicks Gallows, Moxley clotheslines Gallows and himself out! Anderson BLASTS Nick with a EuroUpper! Matt SUPERKICKS Anderson! Omega gets a SNAP DRAGON on Matt! No hesitation from the Cleaner as he gets Matt back up and full nelson again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Matt staggers, Omega aims but runs into Moxley’s LARIAT! Matt gets Omega for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! “This is Awesome!” but Callis sounds worried. Matt asks if Omega is alright, but he sees Nick is up top. Matt fireman’s carries, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover, Anderson breaks it in time!!
Nick whips Anderson back out, then he goes up and up and ESCALARAS to take the Good Brothers down! Matt is again checking on Matt, but Nick wants him to finish this off. The Bucks get Omega up, they have an arm each, B T E- No, Matt hesitates! Moxley tells them to finish this! Matt knows, and says he can do this. Matt and Nick get Onega up again, B T E Tr- No…!! Matt still can’t bring himself to do it! Moxley tags in and says he’ll do this! But Matt won’t let him, so now Mox sees where this is going. Moxley blows past Matt to hit a PARADIGM SHIFT on Omega!! And then a SECOND PARADIGM SHIFT to make a point!! BULLY CHOKE!! Omega is stuck, sputtering, and then Moxley spins Omega-
NICK SUPERKICKS Moxley?! The MATT SUPERKICKS MOXLEY!! Eddie Kingston storms out to ringside, but the Good Brothers jump him! Moxley’s friend gets stomped down by Omega’s friends, but what does all this make the Bucks? MAGIC KILLER to Kingston on the ramp!! Callis says they should get a stretcher for Kingston. The Good Brothers get Moxley up, MAGIC KILLER! They put Omega on Moxley for the cover, the Biz Cliz wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
Are the Young Bucks still Omega’s friends? Are they still Biz Cliz 4 Life? Omega wants them to prove their loyalties by doing something more to Moxley! Callis whispers something to Matt, and Matt looks to Nick. They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down! Fans chant, “You Sold Out!” as Matt refuses the Too Sweet, so they can group hug! When will this emotional roller coaster with the Elite end?
Another great episode for Dynamite, and they’re clearly making a big deal out of no longer having a Wednesday Night War in their way. We’re getting a big episode next week with some good groundwork paved for it tonight, as well as for several more Wednesdays down the line. The first is that we are getting the tag title match now, but Best Friends are starting up their feud with Death Triangle again, with or without the titles. Given how tonight ended, I don’t know if PAC & Fenix win over these solidly Heel Bucks, but getting trios matches out of Death Triangle and Best Friends would still be awesome to see anyway.
We also got some great promos that put in some worked shoot material. Sting actually telling Archer he should be a top guy was great, because it is just as true as he and Archer said. This was also a good twist because where I thought we were getting Heel Archer going against Sting and/or Darby, this could flip Archer back towards a Face direction, and he’ll be taking on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, since they got cameos in the segment. QT’s promo with his unnamed faction was really good, and I am intrigued to see Ogogo finally get in the ring. Jericho’s promo tearing into MJF and The Pinnacle was an all time great, and is definitely going to be AEW’s best for this entire year. The brawl that followed and Tyson being with Inner Circle is great, as will Blood & Guts FINALLY happening!
Britt Baker’s promo was also good worked shoot adjacent, where she points out how AEW’s win loss record stuff doesn’t work. But instead of saying gimmick matches and tournaments and things are the problem, her character wants to make this into the (WWE) popularity system. This will make for a nice detail of her story as she racks up wins against lower level opponents, much like she’s already started with on Dark and Elevation, and then maybe she gets too cocky and lets one get a quick win off her, thereby ruining her run at the top spot. Plus, it feels like there’s a great story already in the works for Tay and Shida.
We got good intertwining of Darby’s story with Hardy and the Dark Order’s story with Hardy, and how Tay can fit into that against Bunny. Darby VS JD was great stuff, and then there was the great segue of the attack by the HFO, and how Tay and Bunny brawled then had their own solid match. Shida VS Tay is going to be big, and at this rate, could go either way because Tay is a hot hand right now. I’m surprised there wasn’t intertwining with Hangman, but given his great match with Caster to lock in as #1, maybe AEW is going to shift him towards the world title soon. I am also surprised Caster is getting the greenlight on his lyrics but I am not complaining, either.
We got an awesome main event with that 3v3, with great story of the Bucks unable to proverbially pull the trigger on Omega. The Bucks might be coming off a bit too wishy-washy, because they did the group Too Sweet but they then get up set at Callis but now they do this because they just can’t bring themselves to hate Omega. I guess the Biz Cliz can roll as a bigger group, with any number of possibilities given the growing partnerships with Impact and NJPW. But for just AEW, is there a chance Moxley and Kingston can get Death Triangle to side with them for just long enough to take on Omega’s group? Kingston may have been manipulating the Lucha Bros just months ago, but they all have common enemies in Omega and The Bucks. Plus, that’s a wild combination there that needs to be in a match together.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)
Another Dark Dozen on deck!
Who will be left behind in the Dark?
Big Money Matt wants to keep the money train rolling, and that means continuing win streaks! Will he and The Butcher get another W in AEW?
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge; Team Taz wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander; Jurassic Express wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol; Nemeth wins.
- Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office; Butcher wins.
- The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; The Sea Stars win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress; Velvet & King win.
- JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black; Drake wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro; Kiss & Janela win.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum; Sydal wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales; Hardy wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country; Bear Country wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins!
While John Silver recovers, and after Max Caster beat Colt Cabana on Elevation, Evil Uno, Stu Greyson & Alex Reynolds combine forces on classic Dark! But will they truly be a 1-2-3 combination?
The bell rings, Hopkins leads the charge but gets run over by Stu! JSP and Scott get around Uno and Reynolds, but then Uno and Reynolds BOOT them down! Things sort out now and Stu drags Hopkins up. Hopkins swings a hand but gets ROCKED for it! Stu OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Hopkins to the corner, tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds fires off EuroUppers! Hopkins wobbles but back kicks low. Reynolds ends up in a corner, Hopkins runs in but Reynolds dodges, and comes back with a forearm smash! Reynolds runs to LEAPING ELBOW! Hopkins staggers into a dropkick! Reynolds handsprings up, fans fire up and Reynolds brings Hopkins over.
Tag to Uno, Uno tags Stu, and Stu whips Uno for Uno to whip Stu and forearm smash! Drop toehold to basement dropkick, then Stu paces around. Stu drags Hopkins up but Hopkins flapjack hotshots! Tag to Scott and he RAMS Stu into the corner! Scott fires off forearms and uppercuts on Stu, then tags JSP and JSP runs in to uppercut! JSP snapmares and basement EuroUppers! Cover, TWO! JSP brings Stu up, back kicks, front kicks but Stu ducks the roundhouse to URENAGE! Tag to Uno, JSP tags Hopkins but Uno rallies on everyone! BOOT for Hopkins, then Uno blocks Scott’s boot to throw him down and stomp the hands!
Uno basement dropkicks Scott out of the ring, then catches Hopkins for an END OF DAYS! Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Hopkins, and Reynolds tags in before the ELBOW SIDEWALK SLAM! The OG feed Hopkins to Reynolds for a POP-UP KNEE! Fisherman for the CRADLE DRIVER! Cover, The Dark Order win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
And indeed, Players One, Two and Three get the 1-2-3! Will they continue to stand strong, even with enemies closing in on all sides?
Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi & JD Drake talk backstage.
Beautiful Bononi tells the Hollywood Hunk that this was his idea, and Bononi already said it is “humanly impossible,” so it is all on Nemeth. Nemeth says he needs two wingmen! And this guy will be perfect! They can mold him into something hot, sexy, beautiful, bold, supple! Amazing! JD likes that word but what does “supple” mean? Nemeth says they aren’t going to change who he is, they accept him for who he is, but- JD says he may speak slow with an accent, but he’s not an idiot. These are sounding like fat jokes.
Nemeth says it’s just about going from having the rugged beard to a nice mustache, or bleaching his hair and styling it. Just something to make him sexier. What’s sexier than a hard-working, blue collar badass? Well, we’ll see. Wingmen on three. One, two… Okay only Nemeth is into it, that’s fine. He wants them to know he loves ’em and he’ll see them out there. Will Pretty Peter Avalon’s boys be able to pull it off?
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge!
The Absolute, the Machine and the Powerhouse won their first match as a trio, but it was a bit… tense. Will Team Taz still (not) be fine after another try?
The trios sort out, with Team Taz arguing a little, and Cage gets the team to let him start. Cage starts against Law, and runs him right over! Cage drags Law back up, whips him to a corner but Law goes up and over, only to get caught! Law flails and gets free, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to TOSS him away! Brick tags in, circles with Cage, and fans rally up as the two tie up. Cage gets to a headlock, Brick powers out to a hammerlock then a headlock, but Cage powers out. Brick rams Cage but Cage comes back to ram and ROCK Brick! “Who betta?!” Starks cheers a little too much as Cage whips Brick. Brick reverses but Cage tilt-o-whirls to headscissor!
Cage waits for Brick to get up, then he back kicks and snap suplexes! Cage runs to drop a leg, brother! Cage hauls Brick up, looks at Starks, and tags Hobbs in. Hobbs and Cage mug Brick but Starks lets that slide since he did the same to Cage. Hobbs boxes Brick from all sides, then whips him to ropes. Brick dodges and rams Hobbs! Hobbs staggers but smiles, to then hit a SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs grins wider as he drags Brick up. Hobbs wants a tag, Starks makes sure he gets it first. They mug Brick now, then Starks ROCKS Brick. Brick shoves Starks down and tags in Backlund! Backlund fires off on Starks, then dodges to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up as Backlund has Starks in the corner! Starks shoves Backlund, DECKS Law, them puts Backlund up and out, and Backlund accidentally elbow drops Law! Starks shoves Backlund in, drags him up and CHOPS, then ROCKS him! Starks plays things up too long and Backlund BOOTS him! Backlund climbs up, leaps and crossbodies, but into Starks’ arms! The ref is busy with this and Hook trips Brick off the apron! Starks adjusts Backlund’s position for the ROSHAMBEAUX! Starks asks if Cage wants to finish this off, then tags him in. Cage drags Backlund back up, and gets him up for the DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
Well that seemed rather magnanimous of Starks. Though, he sure is leaning into cheering Cage on… But either way, the team won because they’re #AbsoluteMachines! Who can stop the path of rage?
Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are preparing for a kaiju class collision on Dynamite with Bear Country, so they’re gonna represent for Team Godzilla! Will The Pectoral Poseidon and The Sensation make for a good warm-up before the war of the monsters on Wednesday?
The teams sort out and Alexander starts with JB. JB and Alexander circle, tie up, and JB hammerlocks to a headlock. Alexander powers out, comes back but JB headlocks to takeover. Alexander headscissors, JB moves around to pop free and then rolls Alexander back to whip. Alexander reverses, JB dodges and waistlocks, Luchasaurus tags in before the O’Conner Roll. JB gets Alexander up and Luchasaurus BOOTS him into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Lawless tags in and he rams Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge and he CHOPS back! Lawless brings down the straps and eggs Luchasaurus on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, Lawless BOOTS! Lawless fires up but gets caught for a KNEE!
Luchasaurus whips Lawless to the corner, fires off, and tags in JB. Lawless staggers into the choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Alexander, BUZZSAWS Lawless, JB BLINDSIDE ELBOWS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The King of the Monsters would be proud! Will the boy and his dinosaur win one for Godzilla on Dynamite?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Hollywood Hunk rolls with one of his wingmen and looks to be hotter than even the Fire of the Sun. Will the Blue Collar Badass be there for him, no matter what?
The bell rings and Nemeth and Fuego circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he and Nemeth tie up. Nemeth drops to fireman’s carry takeover, and JD says that’s two points! Nemeth and Fuego reset, Nemeth gets around to waistlock, then throws Fuego down! Another two points! Nemeth taunts Fuego and rubs in the fact he has a 4-0 lead that doesn’t even matter here. Fuego gets him back with arm-drag after arm-drag! Fuego then dodges, tilt-o-whirls and arm-drags again! Fuego grinds Nemeth, twists the wrist, and then kicks the arm! And again! And again and again and again! Fuego gives one last KICK, then wrenches through to a wristlock.
Fuego whips, Nemeth reverses and runs in but Fuego elbows him away! Fuego goes up, hops over and victory rolls to get the legs! Fuego has an inverted surfboard, for the PENDULUM! Nemeth endures, Fuego drops him down hard and body scissors him to a cover, TWO! Fuego hurries up top, fans fire up and he leaps, but no tornado! Nemeth TOSSES Fuego out of the ring hard! JD laughs at Fuego’s pain, and Nemeth goes out to stomp Fuego down. Nemeth puts Fuego in, covers, TWO! Nemeth rains down fists on Fuego then stomps him. Nemeth grinds Fuego’s face into the mat, hammerlocks the arm and twists the arm. Fuego endures, even as Nemeth handstands on the hold!
Nemeth drops to add torque, then he claws Fuego’s face! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and has Fuego in a corner. Nemeth whips Fuego corner to corner hard, then shows off the hips and thighs. Nemeth runs in to RAM Fuego, then throws in knee after knee! Nemeth drags Fuego up again, back suplexes just to carry Fuego around, then DROPS him! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Nemeth grows frustrated. Nemeth clamps on with a mounted cobra clutch and pulls Fuego back. Fuego endures, Nemeth brings him up, and fans rally as Fuego fights free. Fuego throws body shots, KICKS a leg, then KICKS an arm! Nemeth blocks a kick, flips Fuego but Fuego ENZIGURIS!
Fuego reels Nemeth in but Nemeth wrenches through to fireman’s carry. Fuego fights and gets the arm, then has the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Nemeth gets up, Fuego runs in but is put out on the apron! Fuego hotshots the arm! Fuego calls for it, springboards, but into a DROPKICK! Nemeth gets Fuego up for a RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, Nemeth wins!
Winner: Ryan Nemeth, by pinfall
Whatever the points were, the Hollywood Hunk finished it off so he wins either way! Will this be what shows JD that you can be groomed and gritty at the same time?
AEW Outside the Ring is almost here!
The first episode premieres this Friday at 9 AM Eastern! Who will Lexi Nair have as her first guest(s) of her new talk show?
Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office!
The apparent father of SNAKEMAN is back, but he’s taking on Big Money Matt’s big, beefy brute! Will Butcher make Cruz into chuck meat in the Dark?
The bell rings, Butcher CLOBBERS Cruz in a corner, then throws off his jacket to headbutt away on Cruz! The ref counts, Butcher waits for Cruz to get up, and then he CHOPS him down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Cruz again! Cover, and Butcher wins!
Winner: The Butcher, by pinfall
Well that was quick! And the HFO throws Cruz out and stand tall together. Will they be taking far more than just the ring in the coming days?
The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
Oddly enough, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo just teamed with the Wrestling Gamer recently and did very well, despite losing. But now the vixen teams with Allure, will they be the ones to sink the Siren and and her sister? Or will Vox and Exo reel them in, hook, line and sinker?
The teams sort out and Vox starts with Allure. They circle, tie up, and Vox slips through to wrench and wristlock. Tag to Exo and the Sea Stars fish hook to BOOT! Cover, ONE! Exo stays on Allure but gets a jawbreaker for it! Allure scrambles and tags in Vert! Vert runs in, Exo goes around but blocks the hip toss to backslide! Cover, TWO! Vert staggers up in to a kick, and Exo whips but Vert reverses. Vert runs but into boots! Exo swings but into a lift and Vert puts Exo in the corner! Vert CLAWS Exo into the Tree of Woe then STOMPS her down! Cover, ONE! Vert pushes Exo around, drags her up but Exo hits back.
Vert facelocks, tags Allure, and they mug Exo. They then put Exo in the corner, Allure CHOPS and fires off forearms! Allure digs her boots in, tags Vert, and Vert digs a forearm into Exo’s face! The ref reprimands, Vert CHOPS Exo, then elbows her! Tag to Allure, and Allure gets in Exo’s face with trash talk before she CHOPS! Exo gets mad and CHOPS back! Allure ROCKS Exo, talks more trash, then CHOPS again! Allure kicks, hooks a leg for an INVERTED PAGE TURNER! Cover, TWO! Exo survives and Allure is shocked! Allure puts Exo in the corner, tags in Vert, and they double forearm smash! Vert ROCKS Vox, runs in and SHINING WIZARDS Exo!
Vert scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Exo survives and Vert is furious! Fans rally up, Vert stomps Exo, and drags her up. “Who do you think you are, Delmi!?” Vert talks a lot of trash, then runs, but Exo dodges to NECKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Vert and Exo crawl, hot tag to Vox! Vox shoulders Vert, goes up and over to headscissor, then dodges Allure to CLOBBER her! Vox fires up, ducks a roundhouse, and fish hooks for the LARIAT! Cover, but Allure breaks it! Exo gets Allure and throws her out hard, then regroups with her sister. Vox runs in to uppercut Vert, then feeds her to Exo’s clinch!
EXPLODER into the drop zone, and then Exo becomes Vox’s knee-board for the SENTON! Cover, The Sea Stars win!
Winners: The Sea Stars, by pinfall
The sisters stay afloat in the rising tide! Will they use this wave of momentum to take the AEW Women’s Division by storm?
The Acclaimed have a new music video!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me, call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. The Elite didn’t want you, that’s gotta suck. Pour a drink when you wanna keep it bottled up. Ask Kenny, Matt ‘n’ Nick, even Papa Buck. They said, ‘Hangman? No, you can’t hang with us.’ Then you found the Dark Order. It’s like you’re in your prime but you found Pop Warner. You know the truth when you’re looking in the glass. They’ll leave you, too, when I beat that ass!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock ya ass of the high horse. You are not a cowboy! I think you need an Altoid. So get out my face cuz your breath be stinking. Maybe stop drinking. Platinum, see me in the rankings, I’m coming for that numbah one spot. People think it’s ludicrous but I’m proving that it’s not. I’m a shooter, homie. I ain’t moving with the clock. I’ma take you out faster than you take a shot. Cosplay cowboy, probably ride sidesaddle. You probably on all fours, taking five paddles, from the Dark Order in the club house. You went soft but the Platinum is thugged out!
“I beat 10, beat Alex, and Colt, too. I’ll get Five, John Silver, Uno and Stu. And when your friends are all on the shelf, you’ll be back sitting at the bar by yourself. This goes out to Hangman. In the ring, you can’t hang, man. And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me. Call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. Call us up! You feelin’ lonely, Hangman? I know you feelin’ lonely.” Platinum just dropped some heavy bars, but will be the one getting dropped on Dynamite?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress!
Along with Big Swole, Velvet and The King won last week and hope to keep that going! Swole won on Elevation, can Velvet and King win in the Dark? Or will they be forced to face reality by Madi and Vipress?
The teams sort out, King starts against Madi and they tie up. They go around, King headlocks and hits a takeover. Madi headscissors but King kips free. King headlocks again, but Madi pulls hair to pop free to her own headlock. King powers out, then runs Madi over hard! Madi scrambles to a corner, King is on her with stomps and elbows, then whips Madi just to arm-drag her into the corner! Madi scrambles away, Vipress tags in, and Vipress waistlocks King. King slips around to facelock but Vipress wrenches out. King kicks low, tags in Velvet, and they double whip Vipress just to send her into buckles! And again, and then crisscross to throw Vipress down! Cover, ONE!
Velvet tags King in, they hand off the wrench then tag again. They double whip, bypass and calf kick Vipress down! King sets Vipress on the mat and combines with Velvet, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress and drags her up to ROCK her with a right. Velvet whips, Vipress reverses but Velvet mule kicks back! Velvet springboards to crossbody, then slides under to sweep the legs! Velvet stirs it up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress but Vipress ROCKS her back! Vipress facelocks, clubs Velvet, Madi distracts the ref and Vipress CLAWS Velvet’s eyes! King storms in but the ref keeps her back!
Vipress shoves Velvet and Madi chokes her in the corner! Tag, and Madi smiles as she throws forearms into Velvet. Madi snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Madi drags Velvet up, tags Vipress, and they bring Velvet around to double whip. They double shoulder Velvet down, Madi hits a BOOM DROP! Vipress covers, TWO! Velvet hits back with body shots but Vipress clubs her, for a ROLLING STO! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives but Vipress drags her into a chinlock. Fans rally as Velvet endures the knee in the back. Velvet fights up, throws body shots but both women throw they other by their hair!
Fans fire up as both women are down and crawling. Hot tags to King and Madi! King rallies on Vipress and Madi with forearms and clotheslines! King blocks a clothesline and kick, Madi ducks King’s heel kick but not the boot, or the ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Madi in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, Vipress tags in, but King dodges her. Velvet gets in Vipress’ way, and King SHOTGUNS Vipress down! Tag to Velvet, King feeds Vipress to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a whip but Vipress DECKS King! Velvet SHINING WIZARDS, then hoists Vipress up top! Velvet ROCKS Vipress, then hits ICONOCLASM! Cover but Madi breaks it!
King rushes in to fire off on Madi! Vipress swings on King but into KINGDOM FALLS! Velvet adds the CHEF’S KISS! Cover, King & Velvet win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
And that’s a sweep on the week! Will Swole, Velvet and King roll together all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black!
The Hollywood Hunk set the example, and now the Blue Collar Badass is stepping in the ring! Will he prove that rough and tumble is sexy? Or will he be needing a makeover after taking on the EmpBRUH?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. JD Kicks low, CLUBS Baron, then throws forearms! JD swings a chop but Baron dodges. Baron throws a chop but JD dodges. JD headlocks, Baron powers out but JD whips Baron away. Baron blocks the hip toss, but JD blocks the counter hip toss, and back again. Baron ducks the clothesline to reel JD into a cobra twist! JD endures, Baron digs an elbow in, but JD powers out to hip toss Baron OUT of the ring! Baron crashes down, Nemeth keeps his distance and JD goes out to fetch Baron. JD whips Baron at the post but Baron stops himself! Baron CHOPS JD, but JD pops him to the apron and CLOBBERS him on the rebound!
JD goes up and in to leave Baron behind, and he wants a count out! The ref does count, Baron slowly gets up at 3, and JD counts along as it goes past 5. Baron gets in at 7, JD is after him with CHOPS and forearms! JD stomps Baron down, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, JD lets off and then he brings Baron up. Baron throws body shots, shoves JD over but JD shoves him away. JD runs in to corner splash and Belly2Belly! JD climbs up to hit a VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Baron slowly gets up but JD pushes him around. Fans rally but Baron throws body shots! JD and Baron brawl, JD CHOPS then powers up, but Baron catches him!
JD elbows free to reel Baron in, and suplexes only for Baron to slip out! Baron waistlocks, JD breaks free and shoves Baron, but Baron clotheslines! JD stays up, Baron runs and clotheslines again, but JD is still up! Baron dodges to atomic drop and EuroUpper JD, into a SNAP GERMAN! JD staggers up, Baron brings down the straps! Baron runs corner to corner to DISCUS in the corner, and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! JD survives and Baron grows frustrated. Nemeth coaches JD, Baron gets up and reels JD in. JD back drops but Baron sunset flips then shifts to get the legs! Baron wants the Cloverleaf but JD swats at him then boots him down! JD gets up, grits his teeth and CHOPS again!
JD eggs Baron on so Baron fires up and CHOPS back! JD CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Fans fire up as they CHOP faster and faster! Baron spins to CHOP again, but then JD ducks the discus to fire off a strike fest, ROUNDHOUSE! JD runs but Baron follows but JD gets around, SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, JD wins!
Winner: JD Drake, by pinfall
Scrap Metal’s chest is bleeding from the damage done by chops alone, but he isn’t even bothered by it! Will JD be even more badass when he takes on Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship on Dynamite?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro!
After venting some frustrations and getting past them, Jersey’s Finest rides again! But will the tension and disappointment only return after facing Fry Daddy & The Truly Blessed?
The teams sort out and the Concrete Rose starts, but both KC and Frye rush him! Kiss goes Matrix, the Bad Boy DOUBLE LARIATS KC and Frye down, and then Kiss throws Frye out. Kiss handsprings and back kicks KC, then snapmares to run and basement dropkick! Kiss drags KC up, tags Janela in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip. Kiss drops, Janela atomic drops, and then they combine for a TOSS BOMB! Cover, TWO! Janela drags KC over and lets him tag Frye! Janela then BOOTS Frye, brings him around and suplexes for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Admittedly, Janela doing a dolphin kick in the pin was a bit cocky of him, but Janela keeps on Frye with a scoop and slam.
Tag to Kiss, Kiss hops up, and hits a splash! Tag to Janela, he goes up and drops a SPLASH! Tag to Kiss, Kiss drops another SPLASH! Tag back to Janela, and yes, it’s another SPLASH! Janela does a Fargo Strut and drops the straps. Kiss and Janela bring Frye up but KC runs in. KC till-o-whirl DDT’s Kiss! Janela pops KC up for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Frye ROCKS Janela, runs and KNEES him down! Janela goes to a corner, BOOTS then SUPERKICKS Frye down! Kiss fireman’s carries Frye for a SPLIT K O! Janela is up top, and he gives Frye #GreetingsFromAsburyPark! Cover, Jersey’s Finest wins!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
No tension, no dysfunction, no frustrations, just victory! Will Kiss & Janela finally finish that road trip to the top?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum!
The Sydal Brothers may have lost to All Ego and The Face of the Revolution, but that won’t crush their spirits! Will Matt and his third eye find a way forward in the Dark?
The bell rings, Matt wants Magnum to put the paint brush away. Magnum says if Matt has the third eye, then he’ll see the masterpiece Magnum paints on this canvas! Magnum then thrusts the brush at Matt but Matt dodges and KICKS Magnum’s leg! Sydal KICKS the leg more and Magnum hobbles around! Sydal fakes Magnum out with the QUESTION MARK! Then Sydal hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
And in the blink of a third eye, it’s over! But will it be that easy for him and Mike to rise up the rankings in AEW?
Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales!
Big Money Matt got a win over Alan Angels, and has started checking off members of the Dark Order from his “hit list!” At the same time, he wants after the TNT Champion! Will Vary be a tune-up as he goes after both those goals?
But speaking of Darby, he is watching from his favorite perch in Daily’s Place. The bell rings and fans rally for Vary but the HFO is of course on Hardy’s side. Hardy is pretty sure Vary knows who he is, and of course he does. But Vary and Hardy still tie up, go around, and Hardy puts Vary in the corner. Hardy then RAMS into Vary over and over, but lets off as the ref counts. Hardy ROCKS Vary, taunts him, then DECKS him! Hardy scoops Vary for SNAKE EYES, and a LARIAT! Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” and he pushes Vary around. Hardy whips Vary corner to corner but Vary dodges as Hardy runs in.
Vary dropkicks Hardy down, fires off haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Vary runs back in but is put on the apron. Vary springboards back in, Hardy dodges and Vary comes back, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Vary survives but Hardy is furious. Hardy drags Vary up but Darby looks unimpressed. Hardy underhooks Vary for the LEECH HOLD! Vary taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
Big Money Matt isn’t paid by the hour, and he puts Vary away fast! The HFO celebrates with their manager, but Hardy gets a mic to call Darby out. “Darby Allin, you have the AUDACITY to call Big Money Matt a sell-out?!” Darby’s name and image is everywhere on TNT! He’s the “Face of the Network!” DARBY’s the sell-out, not Matt! And when Matt gets the chance, he’ll show how extreme Big Money Matt still is! Did you just see how he leeched the life out of this underling? That’s what Hardy will do to Darby when he takes the TNT Championship! The truth is the truth, but is Hardy still wrong about The Relentless?
The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country!
Angelico & Jack Evans know Boulder & Bronson are headed for a clash of titans with Jurassic Express, but that won’t scare them off! Can TH2 keep from getting lost in Bear Country in the Dark? Or will they merely whet the appetite as the bears head for Dynamite?
The teams sort out, Angelico starts with Bronson and the two circle. They tie up and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico then shifts to a headlock, grinds Bronson down and wrenches to a wristlock. Bronson spins through, drops and waistlocks to slam Angelico down. Angelico moves around, Bronson holds on and they end up in the ropes. The ref counts, Bronson lets off clean and waits for Angelico. Angelico shoves Bronson, then gets around to waistlock. Bronson resists the lift, Angelico headlocks, then Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Angelico uses a cording hold, but Bronson powers out to run Angelico over!
Fans fire up with Bronson but Angelico backs off to tag in Evans. Evans talks trash to the “peasant” and calls out “the big man!” Boulder tags in but Evans shows off his power by doing a handstand push-up. Boulder and Evans tie up, and Boulder doesn’t even budge as Evans pushes! Boulder shoves Evans right out of the ring! Evans claims hair pulling but the ref knows it wasn’t that. Evans gets back in, circles with Boulder and ties up with him again. Again, Boulder doesn’t budge and he shoves Evans. Evans handsprings, runs and dropkicks but Boulder stays up. Evans dropkicks again, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Evans up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Bronson.
Bronson whips Boulder in for a BIG corner splash, then Boulder feeds Evans to Bronson’s shoulder tackle! Fans rally for Bear Country as Bronson covers, TWO! Bronson puts Evans in the corner, tags Boulder, and the bears double whip to double press SLAM! Evans flounders, Boulder brings him up and scoops him. Evans claws Boulder’s face! Hot tag to Angelico, and Angelico gets in to fire off JABS! Boulder doesn’t budge, Angelico runs but into a scoop and POWERSLAM! Boulder drags Angelico back up, tosses him to the corner and tags in Bronson. The bears mug Angelico, Bronson drags Angelico up to reel him in for a short-arm clothesline! Cover, TWO!
Bronson clamps on a chinlock but Angelico fights up. Angelico fights free, jawbreakers, and tags Evans. Evans springboards for the FLYING SCREW KICK! Evans grins as Bronson goes to the corner. Evans handsprings in but into Bronson’s arms! BEAR-SPLODER! Bronson fires up and the fans join in. Bronson drags Evans up, Evans fires off kicks and body shots, but runs into a kick! Bronson whips, but Evans dropkicks back! Evans boots, Angelico tags in, and Evans gets Bronson in the ropes! Angelico dropkicks Bronson’s legs out! Angelico stomps the knee, has a standing heel hook and Bronson endures! Angelico shifts his hold but Bronson throws haymakers!
Angelico lets go but stomps Bronson down! Bronson boots Angelico away, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS TH2 then scoop SLAMS Evans! Boulder scoop SLAMS Angelico, and TH2 end up in the corner together. Boulder runs in to SPLASH SANDWICH! Boulder fireman’s carries Angelico, Evans leaps but into Boulder’s arms! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up now and he tags Bronson back in. The bears combine with the Electric Chair lift, for the BEAR BOMB!! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Boulder & Bronson are rolling towards their showdown with Jurassic Express! But who will survive when these forces of nature collide on Dynamite?
At an hour and 16, this was a manageable episode of Dark, with a lot of short matches that were still good matches. I do like that we’re getting story progress here, such as with the new group of Nemeth, JD and Bononi, and another great new music video from Max Caster. I also like that Starks and Cage were still being passive aggressive with each other, that is good story for Team Taz there. We got good tune-ups for Jurassic Express and Bear Country going into their match on Dynamite, but I would feel like Jurassic Express wins because they’ve been the hot hand for some time.
My Score: 8.1/10
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