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