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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/20/19)

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Time to get fast and furious in Indianapolis!

Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana & Ortiz, are looking to crash the party. Or rather, they’re looking to send Private Party crashing down like they did Matt Jackson! Will Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy get payback on behalf of the Young Bucks?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Rey Fenix VS Nick Jackson; Fenix wins.
  • Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins.
  • Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale: Hangman Page and MJF are the last two standing and will move on to next week’s Dynamite Diamond Ring match.
  • Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Luchasaurus; wins.
  • Private Party VS Santana & Ortiz; Private Party wins.
  • Jon Moxley VS Darby Allin; Moxley wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Rey Fenix VS Nick Jackson!

After Proud ‘n’ Powerful put his brother, Matt, through the stage, this half of the Young Bucks will go solo for the first time in roughly five years! Will Nick be able to take on the high-flying Lucha Brother to keep the momentum going for the Jacksons?

The bell rings and fans are dueling already. Fenix and Nick circle as Indy goes wild! Nick and Fenix tie up, Nick headlocks but Fenix fights out and powers out. Nick bumps shoulders but Fenix bumps back. Nick runs and runs Fenix over, but Fenix kips up to dropkick Nick down! Fenix runs, but Nick boots back. Nick handsprings to the apron and back flips to avoid the Tiger Feint! Nick uses a normally offensive move as an evasion! But Fenix slingshots out, only to land on his feet as Nick evades again. Nick knuckle locks and CHOPS Fenix to then go up and around. Fenix blocks to CHOP back and also try the apron. Nick denies Fenix back, both men duck roundhouse kicks, then both go to get in. They keep each other out but both get in at the same time, double dropkicks cancel out! Fans are going insane for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”

Nick and Fenix circle and Fenix dares Nick to do something. Nick CHOPS, so Fenix CHOPS back. Nick CHOPS again then kicks and whips. Fenix handsprings to headbutt! Things speed up, and Fenix springboard headbutts! Fenix CHOPS, then goes acrobatic to tornillo arm-drag! Fans are loving this as Nick bails out. Fenix builds speed but Nick gets in and spinning roundhouses! Fenix flops out now, Nick builds speed to triangle LEAP! But Fenix gets out of the way, to somersault CUTTER! Fenix and Nick hit the floor hard, and “This is Awesome!” already! The ref counts as both men stir, and the count already reaches 5. Nick and Fenix stand and get in at 6, but Fenix heads for the top rope. Fenix hops and SWANTONS! Cover, TWO!

Fenix drags Nick up and throws clubbing forearms. Nick blocks the suplex and then ducks punches to give a superman forearm! Nick runs but Fenix puts him into the ropes. Fenix goes to the corner and tightrope walks to kick! But Nick gets clear to hit the shining wizard, ROUNDHOUSE! Forearm and bulldog! Shining Wizard again! Cover, TWO!! Fenix still lives from a hesitation due to tag team habits. But Nick decides he’s still going to throw a #SuperkickParty! Nick aims at Fenix but Fenix kicks his leg out! Fenix swings but into a CHOP. Nick runs up the ropes, shows off, but Fenix stops him to hop up with him! Nick CHOPS again, and then SUPER STEINERS! Cover, TWO!! Indy is thunderous as both men are down.

Nick sits up as the standing count begins. He takes his time catching his breath before getting Fenix’s legs. Fenix fights off Nick’s sharpshooter to wheelbarrow and victory roll. Nick gets clear of the kick and stomp, both men kick yet block. Nick spins to roundhouse Fenix again, then whips to ropes. Fenix holds ropes to avoid a superkick, and then gives a SUPERKICK! Nick staggers but Fenix keeps moving, to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Nick runs, Fenix rolls, but Nick sees it coming and SUPERKICKS Fenix down! But Fenix is right up to SUPERKICK back! Both men fall but Indy fires up all over again! A new standing count begins and fans hope these two “Fight Forever!”

Nick doesn’t sit up until 8, and stands just after. Fenix goes after him with hands but Nick gives them back. Fenix CHOPS, Nick fires forearms. Nick powers Fenix to ropes but Fenix puts Nick on the apron. Fenix forearms then hops up top, to walk the ropes again, for a SUPER HURICANRANA! Both men crash and burn to the outside and fans haven’t calmed down a bit. Fenix puts Nick in, double jumps but Nick gets clear. Nick back kicks, mule kicks and stomps. Nick runs, into another CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and Fenix can’t believe it! Fenix hears the fans rally up again and he feeds off that energy. Fenix drags Nick up, fireman’s carry, but Nick slips out to the apron. Fenix bumps Nick off buckles but Nick drags Fenix out to the apron. They brawl on the edge, back and forth, then double BOOT! But both men are up again, Nick ROUNDHOUSES, to an apron German Suplex!

Fenix flops to the floor and Nick is still up as Indy loses its mind. Nick drags Fenix up and puts him in at the 10 minute mark. Nick aims, slingshots, FACEBUSTER! He goes back to the apron and Indy fires up as Fenix flounders to his feet. Nick slingshots for a DESTROYER! Cover, TWO, into the SHARPSHOOTER! Fenix endures as fans duel and shout! Fenix reaches, crawls, and gets the ropebreak! Nick reluctantly lets go, but he goes back for more. Fenix pushes Nick away, then elbows him. Fenix puts Nick in the corner, Nick dodges, Fenix jumps and spins, but Nick scoops him into tombstone position! But Fenix flails and victory rolls, TWO! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Nick! Then springboard sobat! Fenix puts Nick up top fast and has him in muscle buster position!! SPINNING MICHINOKU BUSTER! Cover, Fenix wins!!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall

INCREDIBLE! There was no ring rust when it comes to being singles wrestlers, this was an amazing match! But in the end, Fenix still has more singles experience in the year 2019 so that was his advantage. And there is no hard feelings for Nick, he offers a handshake. But Fenix rejects it? Well in the end, Fenix won and keeps going strong for both himself and his brother, Pentagon. Will the Lucha Brothers climb back up towards a rematch for the AEW World Tag Team Championships?

 

Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida!

The Doctor is in Indy, and she is on a roll! However, so is the samurai of Stardom. Ranked the #1 and #2 contenders, Britt and Shida would both love another match with Riho for THE AEW Women’s World Championship. But who will come out THE one most likely to get it?

The bell rings and Baker circles with Shida. They tie up and go around, but then break. Fans cheer how even the two are already, and Baker circles with Shida again. They tie up and Baker headlocks. Shida powers out but Baker runs her over. Shida kips right up! Shida speeds things up but Baker arm-drags her away. Shida arm-drags back, Baker sweeps but Shida is right out. Shida sweeps and covers, Baker is right out. Shida barely misses that Penalty Kick to the head! Baker and Shida tie up as fans chant, “She’s a Dentist!” Shida spins out of the facelock, blocks Baker’s boot, then throws a big forearm! But Baker fireman’s carries for a takedown, and floats for the short arm scissors, Baker wants Rings of Saturn already! Shida flails and moves around, breaks free but Baker covers her, ONE.

Fans cheer as these two women are evenly matched. AEW goes picture in picture as Baker forearms and whips, then clotheslines Shida down! Shida gets to ropes but Baker is right on her with forearms. Baker whips and clotheslines Shida again! Baker hurries to bring Shida up for a facelock, then suplexes! Cover, TWO! Baker keeps Shida close and brings her into a seated cobra twist. Shida endures the stretch and Baker has a bloody nose, but neither woman is backing down. Shida crawls with her legs and reaches out, but Baker makes it a cover, TWO! A close call but Shida is free. Baker doesn’t fret when referee, Aubrey Edwards, checks on her nose. Baker goes at Shida but Shida hits back. Baker clubs Shida then whips her to a corner. Baker is seething but she’s still focused. She runs corner to corner, blocks a boot, and gives a forearm! But Shida turns it around to forearm back!

Shida backs off as the ref counts, but she whips Baker corner to corner. Baker reverses then runs in, but is put on the top rope! Shida runs while Baker is stuck, Top Shelf Knee! Baker flops down to the apron, and the ref again checks the nose. Baker refuses to let blood stop her, and AEW returns to single picture as Shida goes out to fetch Baker. Fans duel as Shida sends Baker into barriers! Shida goes looking for something, and finds a chair! But Shida has shown it’s not for a chair shot, she stands the chair up. Shida lines up her shot and builds speed, BIG flying knee! Fans cheer as Shida drags Baker back up and into the ring. Shida has Baker on the apron and drags her up top. Baker resists, slips out and clubs Shida back! And again! Baker then yanks Shida down for a hotshot on the arm!

Shida writhes while Baker catches her breath. Baker gets in, Shida dodges but the Slingblade comes back around! Baker pump handles for a Complete Shot! Cover, TWO! Baker gets frustrated and she drags Shida up. Shida blocks the fisherman and slips out to kick back. Shida whips Baker to the corner, then runs in corner to corner, but Baker dodges the big knee! Shida hits buckles and tumbles out to the apron. Baker drags Shida up but Shida shoulders in. Baker knees her back, then hits the DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Baker isn’t deterred. Baker drags Shida up, wrenches and grabs a leg, but Shida elbows back. Shida runs, but into a forearm. Baker runs, but into a KNEE! Fans are fired up as both women slowly rise. Shida and Baker throw forearms. Shida rocks Baker, and then throws her down! Then fireman’s carry, pop-up backbreaker! Cover, TWO!!

Shida keeps moving, BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, but Baker slip out and around!! Rings of Saturn, Shida flails, ROPEBREAK! No Lockjaw yet, but she gets the Fisherman Neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Baker won’t let up. Baker goes to superkick but Shida blocks. Eye poke?! Inside cradle, TWO!! Baker runs into Shida’s suplex, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Baker survives but Shida is fired up! Shida runs, ANOTHER KNEE! Cover, Shida wins!!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall

And this has to make Shida the new #1! Will Riho be meeting her fellow student of Emi Sakura for one more match?

 

What is the Dark Order all about?

A man walks alone in a subway terminal. Another man bumps him and makes him drop his glasses. Then a third man purposefully steps on those glasses, and mockingly says, “I’m sorry.” The bullies walk away and laugh. The man picks up his broken glasses. He gets on the subway and sits down. “Are you tired of being overlooked?” A video that plays speaks to those who feel alone. “Experience freedom like you’ve never felt before.” Before you can find yourself, you must lose yourself. “By joining us, you’ll become part of something bigger.” They promise to be your friends and biggest supporters. Think of them as that “exclusive club” you’ve always wanted to be part of. Stop losing. Become one of us. Stop living in chaos. Bring in a new order. The Dark Order. All you have to do is post #JOINDARKORDER, and they’ll find you.

 

Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale!

Twelve men in AEW who are looking for a huge opportunity will now do battle until only two remain in the ring! Those two then move on to next week’s Dynamite in Chicago, and will battle over the brand new Dynamite Diamond Ring. The lucky dozen are: Hangman Adam Page; Chuckie T; Orange Cassidy; Kip Sabian with Penelope Ford by his side; Jimmy Havoc; Jungle Boy; “Babysaurus” Marko Stunt; Pentagon with Fenix; Sonny Kiss; Joey Janela; Maxwell Jacob Freeman; and Billy Gunn! Wait, that’s not Fenix! That’s CHRISTOPHER DANIELS! He fools Pentagon again! The bell rings, Daniels ducks Pentagon’s punch, and Chuckie T dumps Pentagon out! Chuckie T ELIMINATES Pentagon! And from here, the remaining 11 brawl it out!

Cassidy moves out of the way of all the fighting, it’s not really his speed. Superbad Sabian sees him and heads over, but Cassidy easily dodges, sending Sabian out but through the middle and top rope. Sabian stays in the match, and then Chuckie dumps Janela through the middle rope. The Bad Boy is also safe, and Cassidy opens ropes for Chuckie to DIVE onto Sabian! Gunn whips Sonny but Sonny rolls off his back to twerk! Well Gunn is an ass man. Gunn wants to show off his buns? MJF ELIMINATES Sonny! Gunn is upset, but MJF tells the old man to relax. Sabian and Havoc and all the others go after the big Gunn! But he EXPLODES out! Gunn rocks Havoc and ELIMINATES Havoc with a clothesline! Stunt hops on but Gunn is barely bothered. Gunn bucks Stunt off and ELIMINATES him!

Havoc comes back illegally, and with a staple gun! He starts stapling Gunns’ stomach and groin! The absolute madman! Havoc staples Janela’s head! And Jungle Boy’s foot! And Chuckie’s balls! And Sabian’s hand! And Gunn’s forehead! The referees finally get in the ring as fans chant “You Sick F***!” The refs get the “Sick F***” out of the ring, but fans boo. The remaining wrestlers in the ring take a moment to compose themselves, and AEW will return after the break.

AEW returns and Sabian stomps down Chuckie and Cassidy. Jungle Boy clings to the post on the outside while Gunn and Hangman are down in other corners. MJF helps Superbad keep them all down with stomps. And for those wondering what happened to the Bad Boy, AEW shows us that during the break, The Chair Man attacked Janela again, and with a chair! Janela fell off the top rope, so he is eliminated as well as hurt. But Bad Girl Penelope Ford is cheering Superbad as he CHOPS Gunn. But Gunn gets mad, and pushes Sabian down! He ROCKS Hangman, Chuckie, MJF, Jungle Boy, and Sabian with heavy rights! BUt the Sloth rises! Fans fire up as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy shin kicks! And shin kicks! And again! And then… MJF ELIMINATES Cassidy! MJF mocks the fans, but backs up into Gunn. Gunn warns MJF that was twice already, but MJF slaps his hand away! And shoves Gunn!

Gunn says “SUCK IT!” and then hits a FAMOUSER! Fans are thunderous as Gunn throws MJF out. But MJF skins the cat! Gunn storms over and drags MJF up by his face, but here comes WARDLOW! Gunn dares MJF’s muscle to do something, but MJF pokes Gunn in the eyes! BUCKSHOT from Hangman! Hangman ELIMINATES Gunn! Indy has a mixed reaction, but this is every man for himself, after all. Wardlow circles the ring as Hangman fires off! Hangman boots Sabian, decks Jungle Boy and spins Chuckie T around for a LARIAT! Hangman runs corner to corner but gets a Sexy Chuckie Knee! But Hangman still whips Chuckie at Sabian. Sabian puts Chuckie outside, but Chuckie forearms him and Hangman away. Sabian returns but is sent into buckles. Chuckie goes to get in but Penelope grabs his feet, Sabian’s triangle enziguri ELIMINATES Chuckie T!

Penelope gives Sabian a kiss, but Jungle Boy runs in to LEAPING Huricanrana and ELIMINATE Sabian! JB skins the cat to stay in, but he has just Hangman! Wait, these two aren’t the last two, MJF didn’t get eliminated! He YANKS JB off to ELIMINATE him! NOW we have our final two!

Winners: MJF and Hangman Page

Hangman rushes MJF for being a weasel, but MJF hits back! Wardlow gets up on the apron as referees hurry to keep this from breaking down! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but MJF always does what fans don’t want, so he leaves. Wardlow takes some convincing, but he leaves with his boss. When AEW arrives in Chicago, will Hangman be able to do some #RealCowboyShit to the self-proclaimed new face of AEW?

 

Chris Jericho walks backstage with Jake Hager.

Le Champeon mocks The Librarians, Peter Avalon and Leva Bates, as he and his savage pass by. They give Avalon a hard hat just in case. Jericho tosses their books around, not finding the value in any of them. Then Jericho and Hager move on, inspecting all the things lying around. They find broken hockey sticks, and then Jericho talks crap to a few other AEW wrestlers he comes across. Brandon Cutler and Mark Stunt, specifically. Something about Stunt’s hair and nipples? Jericho laughs as he mocks little Marko, but dares him to do something about it. AEW goes to break as Jericho continues talking down to the shortest wrestler in the company.

 

Chris Jericho heads to the ring!

AEW returns and Le Champeon has stopped berating the boys in the back to stand before Indianapolis! Jericho has a mic and tells Indy to sit down and shut up for his announcement. Fans boo instead. Jericho continues on to say that before his announcement, he wants to talk about his “temper tantrum” over his first loss. He was fined, and he admits the conduct was not what a true champion should show, certainly not of Le Champeon. Jericho says he’s “sossoss…” He is sincerely “sooosooo…” Jericho tells “Big Hurt” Hager to say it. “He says he’s sorry.” And to show just how sorry he is, Jericho’s announcement is for next week, AEW Chicago, he will get the “Thank you” that he rightfully deserves! He will finally be told “Thank you” by AEW executives, TNT executives and all of the fans watching around the world!

And to again say he is very sorry, the celebration will be in Chicago, not here in Indy. Chicago has a hockey team and two baseball teams, so it’s just a better town. Indy can watch from home as Dynamite hosts Jericho’s Thanksgiving Thank You Celebration for Le Champion! The greatest celebration in wrestling history! Games, prizes, and aquarium and maybe a clown. So again, so sorry it won’t be in this dump known as Indy, but he’ll still be looking good on their television. Adieu and good night.

But wait! Here comes SCU! And naturally, Scorpio Sky leads the way after having pinned Jericho himself last week. SCU joins Jericho and Hager in the ring, and Indy chants “SCU! SCU!” Jericho tells them to shut up but it gets louder. Scorpio says it is truly admirable. It takes a “paragon of virtue” to come out and apologize for what he’s done wrong. But… Jericho forgot why he threw that tantrum! Not only did SCU successfully defend the AEW World Tag Team Championships, Scorpio pinned Jericho for his first AEW loss. Fans love the sound of that! Scorpio has to admit, that was one of the greatest moments of his night! His DM’s are blowing up! Even his high school crush, Melanie Parsons, called, and they’re going out next week! And all thanks to Jericho! Scorpio is thanking and apologizing to Jericho. Scorpio is a big fan, he didn’t want to embarrass him.

Jericho says he wasn’t embarrassed. Also he knows Scorpio’s crush, Melanie put on a lot of weight since high school. Scorpio likes big butts and he cannot lie. Jericho thinks it’s “cuter than baby Yoda” that Scorpio thinks he really beat Jericho. Scorpio is a tag team specialist, a tag team champion, but he is not in Jericho’s lead. Jericho is the greatest of all time and will say this right now. Scorpio may have put a blemish on Jericho’s record, and they will have their singles rematch so Jericho can correct that, and then Jericho will wipe the floor with Scorpio. Daniels wants Jericho to keep his cool. This is a generous offer, but there needs to be time to prepare. A training camp, even, for a month or so. This isn’t a “next week” kind of thing. Oh really? No, one week! It has to be next week, because it will be the exclamation point on the Thanksgiving Thank You Celebration! One-on-one, Jericho VS Scorpio, in Chicago!

But if the match is happening, then it surely won’t be for the title. We all know how azy-cray Ericho-Jay gets over his itle-tay. Yeah, Scorpio doesn’t deserve that title match. Jericho agrees, he doesn’t deserve it. But what if it was a title match?! Scorpio doesn’t think he can handle Jericho for the title?! Well then it’s for the title! Jericho VS Scorpio, AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! They shake hands, making it official. Gotcha. “You may not think I have a chance, but maybe I’ve been waiting 15 years for an opportunity just like this.” And then maybe next week, Scorpio wins to turn Le Champeon into Le Betch! Jericho and Hager brawl with SCU! But here come the rest of the Inner Circle, Sammy Guevara and Proud ‘n’ Powerful! They beat SCU down, and then have handcuffs!

The Inner Circle chains up Daniels and Kaz to ropes! Scorpio gets Hager’s knee in his chest, but here comes Michael Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler! They get knocked down fast! Then Hager feeds Scorpio to the JUDAS EFFECT! Le Champeon stands tall now, but here comes Marko Stunt! The littlest man runs in, only to get SMASHED by the belt! Jungle Boy hurries after Stunt and he dodges Jericho to throw forearms! Jericho clotheslines Jungle Boy back! But Luchasaurus shows up! Only Hager stays to face him! Fans are thunderous for this Godzilla VS King Kong type stare down! Hager tosses the watch away, but then decides not to fight. The Inner Circle take their leave, but will Jericho arrive in Chicago only to leave Le Former Champeon?

 

Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Luchasaurus!

As they make their way down the ramp, The Librarians hush Indy, as is their way. But with the mood the dominate dinosaur-human hybrid is in, will Avalon be the one silenced?

Avalon says it is good to have Luchasaurus back at full health. Life has found a way. But Avalon is still going to turn this fossil into motor oil! The bell rings, Avalon takes his time taking off his robe, and he falls for the feint to get the ROUNDHOUSE! Luchasaurus drags Avalon up to scoop him into tombstone position, but turns it into a FACEBUSTER! Cover with one hand, Luchasaurus wins!

Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall

Jurassic Express is back at full power, and are ready to roar their way up the rankings! Will everyone have to watch out for the rumblings of Luchasaurus?

 

Private Party VS Santana & Ortiz!

Proud ‘n’ Powerful already made their presence known alongside their Inner Circle comrades, but now they look to move up even higher after their Full Gear victory over the Young Bucks. But will they be left outside the VIP section with Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy ready to party their way to the top?

One thing that both teams do agree on is paying tribute to the late Matt Travis, a young man who Santana and Ortiz convinced to start wrestling as a way out of the hard life. The teams sort out and Kassidy starts against Santana. They circle and tie up, and Santana powers Kassidy to a corner. The ref calls for the break, and Santana gives Kassidy a stiff smack on the shoulder. Santana dares Kassidy to bring it up, and the two tie up again. Santana waistlocks and slams Kassidy down, then pie faces him. “Show me what you got, baby boy!” Kassidy gets up but keeps his cool as AEW goes picture in picture.

Santana and Kassidy circle and tie up again. Kassidy gets the waistlock now, then shifts to a full nelson. Kassidy then slips around to snapmare Santana down and crucifix him back, TWO! Santana swings, Kassidy dodges but his kick is blocked. Santana CHOPS Kassidy back! Santana whips Kassidy and follows up with an elbow! Santana runs, and runs Kassidy over! Kassidy springs up but the headscissor is blocked. Santana yanks Kassidy up but Kassidy arm-drags him away! Things speed up, Kassidy rolls off Santana’s back to arm-drag him again! And then dropkick him down! Santana backs off and regroups with Ortiz on the outside. Santana catches his breath while Ortiz grabs a chair. The ref warns Ortiz so he puts the chair down. Santana gets in and circles with Kassidy again as AEW goes to break.

AEW returns and now Quen and Ortiz are in, and Quen has Ortiz down. Quen brings Ortiz up but Ortiz rakes the eyes! And bites the ear! Tag to Santana, and Proud ‘n’ Powerful double whip Quen. Santana whips Ortiz in but Quen puts him out. Quen fights back, hops up, but Ortiz anchors him! Santana hops up, SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Ortiz steps in for a DDT! Santana dead lifts Quen for a GERMAN SUPELX! Bridging cover but Kassidy stomps it out! Santana protests but he drags Quen up for a backbreaker. Santana bends Quen back and fans boo. Santana clubs Quen down then drags him up for a suplex. Santana holds on, and lifts Quen again, to hold him! Ortiz tags in and gets the hand-off! They keep Quen up and fans have to admit, that’s impressive. Ortiz keeps Quen up for about a count of 10, then Santana tags in to take Quen back!

After about another 10 count, Ortiz tags back in and then again takes Quen back! And finally, a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Quen can still think after being upside-down for half a minute or more! Ortiz takes off his gloves and then unzips Quen’s suit to CLAW his back! Quen hits back with big body shots and fans fire up. But Ortiz claws him again! Ortiz grabs Quen’s legs and flips him over for the Boston Crab. Quen endures, but Santana tags in, and climbs up, to leap over and mule kick! And then he brings Quen into a Camel Clutch! It’s the Camel Crab combo from Baltimore! The ref counts and Ortiz finally lets go at 4. Santana makes it a clutch cradle, TWO! Santana sucker punches Kassidy just because! The ref is busy keeping Kassidy back, and Ortiz drags Quen to the corner. But Quen pushes Ortiz away! Ortiz hits the apron, Santana turns around to see what happened, and AEW goes picture in picture again.

Santana runs but Quen boots him away. Quen runs back, but into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Ortiz hops up and leaps, leg drop! Ortiz flexes as PNP have Quen down and writhing. Santana keeps Quen down with a grinding boot into his back. Santana mocks Kassidy wanting to tag in, but drags Quen away to tag Ortiz. Ortiz Northern Lights Quen, bridging cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Quen into a facelock and grinds him down more. Quen endures and fights up but Ortiz flips around to a camel clutch. Ortiz throws a BIG crossface forearm to club Quen down! Ortiz drags Quen back up into the clutch, to clobber him again! “We’re the BEST!” And Ortiz claws Quen again! Ortiz also sucker punches Kassidy for good measure. Ortiz tags in Santana, and they mug Quen in the PNP corner.

Santana tags Ortiz again, and Ortiz brings Quen into a bearhug. AEW returns to single picture as Quen endures the squeeze. The fans rally up and Quen turns the bearhug into a wheelbarrow! Victory roll but Quen instead springs out to tag in Kassidy! Indy explodes but Ortiz avoids the Penalty Kick. Kassidy hits Santana back for those sucker punches! Kassidy hurdles Ortiz, dodges him then slides under to shove and NO HANDS RANA! Kassidy dropkicks Santana away, then “gallops” at Ortiz. Ortiz puts him on the apron but Kassidy counter punches! Santana runs in but gets a mule kick! Kassidy enziguris Ortis and springboard MOONSAULTS onto Santana! Fans are all fired up as Kassidy goes back to the ring. Kassidy feels the energy, slingshot DESTROYER! Cover, but Santana yanks on the ref! The ref reprimands Santana but Quen CANNONBALLS in!

Ortiz rolls Kassidy and throws him at Quen, but the Silly String doesn’t work out because Quen’s back gives out! Ortiz runs in but Kassidy goes up and over. Santana gets in and both Proud ‘n’ Powerful dodge Kassidy, Pop-Up Powerbomb, inverted sunset to a Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy still lives and the party keeps going! Tag to Santana, and Ortiz drapes Kassidy. Santana runs in, SUPERKICK DRAPING CUTTER! Cover, TWO!?! Proud ‘n’ Powerful can’t believe it! Ortiz distracts the ref as Santana gets the blackjack sock! But Nick Jackson appears to snatch it away! Kassidy SUPERKICKS Ortiz! And enziguris Santana! Kassidy puts Santana up, Quen is in and is able to huricanrana Santana, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!

Winners: Private Party, Isiah Kassidy pinning

Another huge upset in their careers for Kassidy and Quen! Could they be moving right up into the top three tag teams in the company?

But as payback on Nick, Sammy Guevara throws Nick into the barrier! He’s doing it one-handed as he selfie vlogs the whole thing! But wait, DUSTIN RHODES is here! He gets revenge on the Inner Circle using that cast arm! Sammy springboards in, into an atomic drop! And a cast forearm! Nick and Dustin vlog that! Fans are fired up for the Natural standing tall with Private Party! But is this war with the Inner Circle far from over?

 

AEW catches up with Kenny Omega.

The Best Bout Machine pumps some iron and finishes up a set. He addresses the fans and says it’s rare that he gets to do something like this. He isn’t really a promo guy, but he wasn’t really known for being a “hardcore guy” either. Yet, he did a lot of strange things, uncharacteristic of who Omega is. But Omega realizes why he’s lost his marbles: losing to PAC. It took that one instant and The Bastard took everything away. Moxley beat up the scraps but it was Pac that started it. Omega and Pac are having their rematch in Chicago, and that could be Omega’s restart button. Tune in for a match you won’t want to miss. Now, good bye and good bench. Michael Nakazawa puts more weight on the bar. Wait, that’s not much actually. Omega still benches, but it’s lopsided… Unconventional to say the least, will Omega make it back to even against Pac in Chicago?

 

Jon Moxley VS Darby Allin!

Two of the wildest men in AEW and they’re facing off in the main event! The Death Rider put out a challenge to see if anyone was man enough to face him, and the undead underdog turned out to be the one man mad enough to accept! Will the Coffin Drop on Mox? Or will the Paradigm Shift be a dead end?

Moxley barely gets to ringside from the crowd before Darby DIVES! Direct hit sends Moxley into barriers and a brawl is on! Moxley throws Darby into barriers but Darby throws him into the crowd! The match isn’t happening but the fight is on in front of the fans! Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as the fight heads back towards ringside. Moxley back suplexes but Darby slips out and lands on his feet, to run back in and DIVE! Darby takes Moxley down in front of the fans again, but the referee orders them to get this back to ringside. Moxley doesn’t listen as he rams Darby into barriers at the back. Moxley then fireman’s carries and tosses Darby over the railing! Moxley drags Darby up to ram him into the post! Darby writhes and Moxley paces. Moxley drags Darby up to overhead belly2belly him onto the floor!

Fans are loving this as Moxley paces the ring. Moxley puts Darby in the ring and this match finally begins! Moxley says the ref should check on Darby, but Darby drags himself to a corner. Moxley runs in but Darby boots him back. Fans duel as Darby leaps over and shotgun dropkicks back! Darby throws big forearms, throws Moxley then climbs up, to crossbody! Moxley just lets Darby bounce off him! Then he shotgun BLASTS Darby into buckles! Fans are fired up as Moxley stands on the ropes. Moxley goes back to Darby to TOSS him across the way. And then Moxley lounges on the ropes. Moxley stalks Darby to the corner and TOSSES him again as AEW goes picture in picture.

Moxley grabs Darby’s hand to stomp on it! But Darby is right up to leap on Moxley! Darby clubs away in a corner but Moxley powers him off for a swinging backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Moxley looms over Darby and drags Darby up to the middle of the ring. Moxley stands Darby up to CHOP him off his feet! And then again! Moxley toys with Darby as he brings him up a third time. Darby ducks the chop to fire off fast hands! Darby runs but into a big back elbow! Cover, TWO! Moxley seems to like Darby’s toughness as he drags him from the ropes. Moxley stomps Darby in the stomach, then laces the legs for a Texas Cloverleaf! Darby endures being bent back as AEW returns to single picture.

Darby endures, reaches, but Moxley sits down to make this part STF! Darby still drags himself and now Moxley over, for the ropebreak! Moxley lets up fast and puts Darby in a corner. Darby elbows back then hops up and over. Darby returns but is put on the apron. He dodges, slingshots in, and crossbodies into Moxley, sending himself out! Moxley takes damage, but Darby got the worse impact! Darby and Moxley are up and brawling, Moxley back suplexes Darby at the apron but Darby lands safe on his feet! Darby stomps Moxley’s hand, then climbs on his back. Darby clubs away then shoves Moxley into steel steps! Darby keeps on Moxley with more clubbing forearms, and then slams Moxley’s hand on the steps! Fans duel as Darby gets back in the ring. Darby goes back out, but Moxley sends him back in, only for Darby to dropkick him back out.

Darby goes up top but Moxley is up fast to throw hands. Moxley climbs up to join Darby but Darby has pulled off the crossbar cover. Darby puts Moxley’s fingers through the crossbar and stands on them! But Moxley shoves Darby off and Darby tumbles into ropes! Darby hits the mat while Moxley frees his hand. Moxley hops down while the ref checks on Darby. Somehow Darby is okay to continue, so Moxley drags him up for a suplex. But Darby goes after the fingers! Moxley kicks low, and X-PLEXES! Moxley dares Darby to get up but Darby goes to the apron. “This is Awesome!” as Moxley knees Darby down to the ground! Moxley goes out to fetch Darby, but Darby SLAPS Moxley! Moxley throws forearms and puts Darby back in. Moxley sees the body bag Darby brought with him, but Darby DIVES! The tope suicida hits hard!

Darby puts Moxley in, brings his body bag with him, but Moxley LARIATS Darby inside-out! Moxley has the body bag and puts Darby in side it! Moxley zips it up and then stomps away! The ref gets Moxley off Darby, this is not allowed. Moxley doesn’t care, he just keeps stomping! The ref backs Moxley off and unzips the bag. Moxley drags Darby out but Darby bites the fingers! Then fires off fast hands! Moxley shoves, Darby gets around, flips over, STUNNER! Darby runs, but into a BLACK HOLE SLAM! Moxley drags Darby up, underhooks, but Darby slips out and baits Moxley into the post! Roll up, TWO!! Moxley escapes but Darby keeps hitting! Darby hops on, DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Darby stays focused.

Darby heads for a corner and climbs up top. Moxley is in the drop zone, but he catches the COFFIN DROP! REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Darby slips up to a cover, TWO!! Moxley let go in time, and now elbows Darby away. Moxley hops up but Darby hits him back. Darby climbs up, has the fingers and tortures them, but Moxley BITES DARBY’S FACE! Then underhooks, SUPER PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

How is Darby not crippled or worse!? Mad Mox gets his win and is moving up the rankings, but will there be anyone crazy enough to take him on next?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A wild night to keep things rolling after Full Gear! All the matches were great, but Nick Jackson VS Rey Fenix really surprised me. I think it surprised a lot of fans in Indy, that was incredible. Now obviously, Nick is a great wrestler, as is Matt, they just prefer being purely tag team wrestlers. However, that was definitely all the best Nick related spots of a Young Bucks match all in one. In the end, it is as I figured going into this: Fenix wins because he’s a highly accomplished singles wrestler. Baker VS Shida made for a great unofficial contender’s match. Both were heading for a rematch with Riho, but since Baker got hers a few weeks ago, it makes a lot of sense for Shida to win here. Even without rankings and with Baker’s previous shot at the title, it just made sense for Shida to win as the more experienced wrestler. Riho VS Shida will be great, especially if they use it to close out 2019 before the reported win-loss refresh.

The Dark Order’s “recruitment” vignette was pretty good. It definitely paints them as this cult that wants to take over by manipulating the outcasts towards their cause. What wasn’t great about Jericho’s segments tonight? His stuttering with the word “sorry” and using Hager to say it. That’s actually a great role reversal of muscle and mouth piece. Then SCU using reverse psychology to goad Jericho into the title match was amazing, and so will Scorpio VS Jericho next week. Jurassic Express coming to SCU’s rescue was a great way to tease a literally huge match of Luchasaurus VS Hager, I hope we get to see that. Proud ‘n’ Powerful losing to Private Party was a shocker, and I am loving how all these stories are intermingling because of just how widespread the Inner Circle and even The Elite are.

The Diamond Dozen Battle Royale was a lot of fun, though it is one example from tonight that TV timing is still tricky. That Shawn Spears moment with Janela ended up on commercial, which is a shame. There were also examples of that with things like the Private Party VS PNP match, and even Jericho going around talking to people backstage before his “announcement” segment. Just something that no one can really blame them for, it’s just the reality of live television. MJF VS Hangman is going to be a great match for that Dynamite Diamond Ring, but I really want to hear what the purpose of the ring is going to be. And while Hangman resigned from The Elite via Being The Elite, I hope that story plays out on TV. Cody is back, he’ll want revenge on MJF and Wardlow, and surely he’ll feel compelled to go after them during that Diamond Ring match.

Omega had a great promo, with that weight lifting gag a nice touch for some comedy. Omega VS Pac in Chicago will be great but surely Omega has to win so that he’s not falling off the winning track. Of course, the win-loss refresh might be a thing, since Omega talked about the reset button here. Moxley VS Darby was a great main event! Darby’s body bag entrance was cool, and him going right at Moxley was perfect booking. Darby is crazy enough to rile Moxley up and that just helped escalate everything going on. I really expected some kind of body bag suplex or powerslam, but maybe another time. That SUPER Paradigm Shift was gnarly, though. Moxley is on a roll so of course he wins, and there is no shame in losing for Darby. I wouldn’t be surprised if Darby, as banged up as he is, is crazy enough to ask for another match.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)

Battle lines have been drawn!

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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!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?


My Thoughts:

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


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)

Another Dark Dozen on deck!

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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?


My Thoughts:

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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Podcasts50 mins ago

The Outsider’s Edge presents The WrestleMania In Covid Preview

Kyle, Karl, and Rance are BACK to preview both nights of WrestleMania!   The Chairshot brings you a brand new...

Coverage3 hours ago

Andrew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Match Ratings: 4.9.2021

All Japan’s Champion Carnival kicks off today! The Triple Crown Champion Suwama is in action as well as the Ace...

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Coverage4 hours ago

Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (4/9/21)

It's a special WrestleMania edition!

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Opinion5 hours ago

Mitchell’s Wednesday Night War Review! The End!

The Wednesday Night War... is DONE!

Opinion9 hours ago

Cook’s WrestleMania 37 Night One Gambling Picks

Who's trying make money on guessing the predetermined scripts? If that's you, Cook gots all the lines you need. This...

Podcasts10 hours ago

Mania Madness: WrestleMania XXXI – XXXVI

The ultimate spectacle in sports entertainment, WrestleMania! Join Chris Platt and a rotating cast as he takes you through all...

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Opinion12 hours ago

Top 5 Recipients From The 2020 And 2021 Hall Of Fame Class

Bodeen looks at this unique Hall of Fame induction and picks out his Top 5 most deserving inductees!

Coverage14 hours ago

AJ’s NXT Stand and Deliver Night Two Results & Review 4/9/21

AJ moves on to reviewing night 2! How does it STAND up to Night 1? Did it Deliver? ...see what...

Coverage1 day ago

Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Results & Match Ratings: 4.8.2021

Now this is the go home before Hardcore Justice on Saturday! The show airs at 3pm, so it will be...

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POD is WAR: That Wasn’t Shoot Paint

The truculent trio has returned to discuss WrestleMania week, Chris Jericho, a new IWGP champ and a special treat to...

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