Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/27/19)
Diamonds and gold are all on the line!
AEW says thank you to Chicago.
But will they say thanks to Le Champion? Chris Jericho defends his title against Scorpio Sky, will SCU rain on Y2J’s Thanksgiving Thank You Celebrashon?
- Best Friends VS The Lucha Brothers; Best Friends win.
- Bea Priestly & Emi Sakura VS Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander; Sakura & Priestly win.
- Cody VS Matt Knicks; Cody wins.
- Kenny Omega VS PAC; Omega wins.
- Dynamite Dozen Finals, Diamond Ring Match: Hangman Page VS MJF w/ Wardlow; MJF wins the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
- AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Scorpio Sky; Jericho wins and retains the AEW World Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Thank You Celebrashon begins now!
Soul Train Jones is here in Chicago with a smaller version of a Macy Thanksgiving Parade as he welcomes us to “the greatest night in television history!” He introduces to us, the Greatest of All Time, Le Champion, Chris Jericho! The AEW World Champion walks out to all the fanfare he feels he deserves, and already has a little bit of the bubbly on hand. Jericho joins STJ in the ring and Chicago chants, “Thank You, Jericho!” Jericho tells Chicago to sit down and shut up now. This is HIS celebrashon, and he doesn’t need them messing any of it up. Tonight, Jericho gets that thanks. Not from the Chicagoans that don’t matter, but the AEW and TNT top brass! As Soul Train said, this is going to be the best night in TV history. Some of the fans are lucky enough to have a 50 cents off coupon for the newest Chris Jericho t-shirt. Yes, cents, not percent.
But moving on, “after months of discussion and investigation,” the greatest tasting grapes were found in Nepal and the Inner Circle has created the official Little Bit of the Bubbly! Go to the website now to order yours, supplies are limited. Fans chant for the “Bubbly! Bubbly!” as Jericho opens the bottle and sprays some around. He pours himself and Soul Train a toast. They sip, and it tastes so good. Now Jericho brings out his best friends in the world, the Inner Circle! Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz come out, bringing extra Bubbly and other party favors. Sammy has a mic to say to his “father figure,” that he will thank Jericho. They’ve got all sorts of gifts, but the best gift is what Sammy has. A picture may be worth 1000 words, but this is priceless. Sammy takes the veil off the mystery item, it’s a Jericho-Sammy cardboard cutout of them hugging! And then they recreate it live! Thank you, Spanish God.
Santana and Ortiz are up next, and they have a Boricua gift basket. It’s the Winter, so that means it is flu season. Mama told him that you just gotta put this all over, and you’re all good! And then they have a picture of Hector Lavoe! But that’s not all, there’s some choncletas. These double as weapons. There’s something in a brown bag. This is Little Bit of a 40. Best of all, Jericho is an official Boricua. They give him a Puerto Rico headband. This is already the greatest night of his life, but where is the Big Hurt, Jake Hager? They look around but Hager comes out with a gift of his own. The little critter is reluctant to come out. This is Chris Jerigoat. Jericho does want to know one more thing. What is this big box? What’s in the box? Is it a surprise? It has him all over it. This is the biggest surprise the Inner Circle has for Jericho. It’s… PAPA JERICHO, TED IRVINE!!
Jericho is amazed to see his dad here, and his dad is great to be back in New York City! No, Dad, no, it’s Chicago… Oh? The Blackhawks? Yeah. And Chicago cheers for them. Oh quiet down, they’re having a father-son moment. Irvine played for the Ranges, and they beat the Blackhawks all the time! It was brutal! Still are brutal. Irvine remembers some guy named Bobby Hull. Chicago Blackhawks were and always will be wimps! Well, what’s in the bag? He has gifts all for the Inner Circle. They’re custom jerseys based on the New York Rangers! Chicago says “Rangers Suck!” but the Inner Circle tries on their jerseys. Even Soul Train gets one! You’ve got Ruffian, Thug, Big Hurt, Spanish God, and of course, Le Champion. This is a lot of fun, huh, Chicago?
But time for the knitty gritty. This is the official statement from the AEW and TNT brass. Time to read it to the crowd. Actually, no, he won’t read it. Jericho makes the ring announcer read it. Fans taunt Jericho, saying “You Can’t Read! You Can’t Read!” What’s this kid’s name again? Justin Roberts. Where’s he from? Here in Chicago, actually. Where did he graduate? Buffalo Grove High. Well then Buffalo Grove sucks. Now read this official thank you statement. Justin takes the paper and reads it aloud.
“Dear Chris Jericho, on behalf of Warner Media, TNT and the entire AEW Family, we wanted to take our time and extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for all your contributions in helping AEW become the most talked about wrestling league in the world. Your exemplary service to AEW continues to demonstrate not only the performer but also the man Chris Jericho truly is. Not only are you Le Champion, but you are our champion. Thank you.” Fans boo, not believing a word of that. Jericho didn’t like Justin’s tone. Does Justin not think Jericho deserves the thank you? Huh? Huh? They beat up Justin Roberts! But here comes the marching band!? They beat up the Inner Circle, because they’re really SCU! Soul Train gets a Cobra Clutch! Or is a Million Dollar Dream? Scorpio finishes it with a LARIAT! The Inner Circle is furious but Scorpio will look to add on. Will Scorpio be saying “thank you” after he takes the title from Jericho?
Marco Martinez joins AEW commentary!
The All Elite Fleet announcer joins JR and Excalibur for the night while Tony Schiavone is with the Georgia Bulldogs! Marco looks forward to this big tag team match up next! And after what Justin Roberts just went through, Dasha Gonzalez steps in to introduce it!
Best Friends VS The Lucha Brothers!
Trent beat Pentagon but Rey Fenix beat Nick Jackson. Tag teams collide again, but they don’t even wait for the bell! Pentagon and Fenix blindside Trent, Chuckie and Orange… Gobbledy? Fans are divided as Fenix and Pentagon each shout, “CERO, MIEDO!” But the Best Friends send the brothers into each other instead! Then they set things up as Orange climbs, to LEAP! Seems turkeys can fly. Best Friends get the Lucha Brothers in the ring and the bell rings.
Trent and Chuckie go corner to corner to corner clothesline, then the other way. Then they hug! Pentagon bails out of the ring and Trent grabs Fenix. He feeds Fenix to Chuckie’s sexy knee, then adds a knee of his own! Cover, TWO, but Trent keeps his cool. Trent drags Fenix up but Fenix fights back. Trent shoves, Trent dodges and Pentagon cheap shots. Fenix tiger feints Chuckie away, then “Uno! Dos! Tres!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fenix gets the ref away from Trent so he doesn’t see Pentagon SUPERKICK Chuckie out of the ring! Pentagon tags in as fans rally, and Pentagon runs. He and Fenix combine, wheelbarrow splash! Cover, TWO! Pentagon and the fans rally up, “Cero Miedo! *clap clap clapclapclap*” Pentagon brings Trent up and whips him corner to corner as AEW goes picture in picture.
Trent tumbles into buckles hard, then gets a BACKSTABBER! Pentagon fires up and taunts Chuckie but the ref keeps Chuckie back. Pentagon puts Trent on the ropes to body shot, then takes off the glove. He tosses the glove to the ref, to KICK Trent’s leg! Tag to Fenix and Fenix SUPERKICKS Trent immediately! Fenix stays between Trent and Chuckie before bringing Trent up. Fenix snapmares, builds speed, but then stops to SUPERKICK again! Cover, TWO! Fenix gets in Chuckie’s face as Trent flounders to an open corner. Fenix drags Trent up, CHOPS him in the corner, then tags Pentagon. Pentagon drags Trent up to whip, to SUPERKICK him out of the ring! Fenix puts Trent back in for his brother as Chicago joins in with “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon covers, ROPEBREAK!
Pentagon argues with the ref but it was clear Trent was on the ropes. Pentagon drags Trent from the ropes to wrench and then tag Fenix. Fenix hops up then leaps in to dumdum stomp Trent’s arm. Fenix CHOPS Trent off his feet, then drags him up in a facelock. Trent fights back as AEW goes single picture again. Fans rally and duel as Fenix dropkicks Trent to then rolling sobat Chuckie! Fenix lifts Trent but Trent fights out of the bomb, only for Pentagon to enziguri him down! POWERBOMB! Fenix holds Trent’s legs open, Pentagon goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon double stomps Trent’s butt! Cover, TWO! Trent clutches his Baretta as fans rally up. Pentagon drags Trent up and tucks the arms, but Trent slips out. Trent dodges, hot tag to Chuckie T!
The Kentucky Gentleman rallies on the Lucha Brothers! Chuckie lariats Pentagon, spins Fenix, standing Sliced Bread! He dodges Pentagon, rolls him to a Half Crab! Kip up to SUPERKICK from Fenix! The brothers whip Chuckie corner to corner and then Pentagon runs in. Chuckie goes up and over to let Pentagon crash into buckles. Fenix runs in but gets overhead suplex’d onto his brother! Fans rally up as the brothers bail out. Chuckie tags Trent, then FLIES to take the brothers out! Trent builds speed as Chuckie sets the brothers up, but Fenix gets loose to SUPERKICK Trent! Pentagon is up top, SUPER DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!?! Trent lives and Pentagon can’t believe it! But wait, Orange is back up. He flaps his wings, and that distracts Pentagon! Trent rolls Pentagon up, TWO, SUPERKICK!
Pentagon tags Fenix so that he can go after Orange Gobbledy himself. But Chuckie leaps over Orange to CANNONBALL Pentagon! Fenix runs at Trent, big rolling sobat! He rolls Trent, then somersaults, but into the Alabama! CRUNCHY BUSTER! Cover, Best Friends win!!
Winners: Best Friends, Trent by pinfall
That was a big win for Best Friends, they might be going up the ranks! Will this help earn them an AEW World Tag Team Championship match?
AEW shares their Power Rankings!
The Women’s Division top 5 contenders are as follows: 5th place, Allie; 4th place, Nyla Rose; 3rd place, Emi Sakura; 2nd place, Britt Baker; and in 1st place, Hikaru Shida! Riho might be facing her former classmate in the near future, will #1 Shida become the one?
Bea Priestly & Emi Sakura VS Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander!
Speaking of, the samurai of Stardom and #1 contender teams up with the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien to build some momentum towards that inevitable encounter. Will Shida stay strong when faced with her mentor and beastly Priestly?
Teams sort out and Kris steps up, but Sakura and Bea attack her and Shida before the bell! They knock Shida off the apron and double hip Kris, but she holds ropes. Bea runs in but is tossed out, and then Kris kicks Sakura. Sakura throws Kris out but Kris lands on the apron. Kris has to kick Bea off her leg, then she MOONSAULTS right onto her! Fans fire up as Kris goes up top, and leaps to missile dropkick Sakura! And even kips up! Tag to Shida, who then hurries right out to get a chair! But we’ve seen this before, she stands the chair up and runs, but Emi takes a seat. She “sips tea,” but Shida boots her out of the chair! Shida goes again, to LEAP! Bea gets clear so only Sakura takes the flying knee! Bea clubs Shida down and fans boo. Bea soaks up all the heat as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bea puts Shida in the ring to bump her off buckles. She grinds a boot into Shida’s face, but lets up at the ref’s count. Bea drags Shida up by her hair and bumps her off more buckles. Tag to Sakura and she throws Shida by her hair! Sakura brings Shida up but Shida blocks the scoop to scoop Sakura back. But Sakura claws Shida’s back! Sakura “apologizes” before she brings Shida up in a waistlock. Shida standing switches, but Sakura pulls hair again! The ref reprimands and counts, but Sakura takes his arm in hers to do-si-do! But then Sakura taunts Shida, Shida runs in, and Sakura uses the ref’s own arm to clothesline Shida down! The ref apologizes, but Sakura raises his hand in victory. The ref is not pleased with Sakura’s playing around, but she goes after Shida’s legs.
Sakura hooks Shida’s legs then grabs the arms. She sings, Chicago sings, and Sakura brings Shida up in the Romero Special! Sakura’s hitting the high note before tossing Shida aside! Tag to Bea and she goes right at Shida on the ropes to scrape her boot. AEW returns to single picture as Bea runs in, to boot wash Shida! Cover, TWO!! Shida barely escapes but Bea drags her back up. Tag to Sakura and Sakura has her mic stand. She parades around with it but the ref warns her not to use it. He and Sakura fight over it, Shida grabs Sakura into a sleeper hold! Sakura slips out and around, and uses the microphone stand to help in the cobra twist! Sakura’s singing again as she stretches Shida. The ref takes the mic stand away and Shida gets loose as Sakura “cries.” Sakura stomps Shida as the fans jeer the ref for being a spoiled sport. Tag to Bea as Sakura “cries” more.
Bea pushes Shida into a corner to stand on her chest! She lets up and the ref reprimands her. Fans rally up for Shida as Bea grinds her forearms into her. The ref counts, Bea lets up, and then whips Shida corner to corner. Shida reverses, but Bea goes up and over! Shida scoops Bea and shoves her in between the ropes! Sakura runs in, but Shida catches her to suplex into Bea! Bea flops down but Sakura grabs a foot. Bea clubs Shida down as Sakura gets away. Bea waistlocks but Shida fights out. Bea kicks but Shida dodges. Shida kicks but Bea dodges. Bea forearms but Shida enziguris! Bea wobbles into Shida’s fireman’s carry. Bea fights out, SNAP GERMAN! Bea runs, into the KNEE! Both women are down and Chicago rallies up! Hot tags to Sakura and Statlander!
Kris rallies on Sakura! She goes Matrix to then PELE! Sakura flounders to a corner and Kris hits Bea for good measure. Kris knees Sakura, Shida knees Sakura! Kris pump handles, for a rolling cradle! And they roll and roll and roll, finally ending on a cover, TWO!! Sakura is dizzy but Kris is right on her. Kris scoops but Sakura slips out to a dragon sleeper, twisting facebuster! Kris crawls to a corner and Sakura gets the “Boom boom clap” going. Sakura has some fans singing along, but most boo as she runs at Kris for the cross body! Bea is up fast, leaps, DUMDUM STOMPS! Sakura underhooks, butterfly backbreaker! Shida breaks in to break the cover! Bea throws Shida back out, Sakura drags Kris to a drop zone. Sakura climbs up, MOONSAULT FLOPS! Knee outta nowhere for Shida! Kris adds a BOOT, then drags Sakura up to an Electric Chair.
Bea returns to try and save Sakura, but Shida gets her with a Falcon Arrow! Kris gives Sakura the Electric FACEBUSTER! And follows up with a SCISSORS KICK! Cover, TWO!?! Sakura survives but Kris vows to end it! Kris scoops and spins, MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover but Bea breaks it! Bea clubs away on Kris as Sakura gets to safety. Kris ROUNDHOUSES! Bea flounders into the ref, Sakura uses her mic stand to CLOBBER Kris! Bea has Kris up, SAIDO! Sakura La Magistrol, Sakura and Priestly win!!
Winners: Emi Sakura & Bea Priestly, Sakura by pinfall
Shida protests, she saw that mic stand! But the ref can’t call what he doesn’t see. Does this change the power rankings enough to change Riho’s match card?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Months ago, I declared war on anybody in AEW that wanted to stand in my way.” That hasn’t changed. Every obstacle, every setback, every new scar, Moxley continues to push forward, “blazing a trail to the top of the hill.” Moxley is napalm death. Many look over their shoulders, say their prayers and hope the inevitable never comes, but is there anyone else out there that wants to get Moxley before Moxley gets them? Someone who has a death wish. “This is a call to arms to anybody who wants to step up and be hero. Be a hero! Or get seriously, seriously hurt trying.” Moxley keeps that open challenge open, who answers his call?
Cody VS Matt Knicks!
The American Nightmare returns! Betrayal of a best friend and a beat down by a brute isn’t enough to break him, but will he be able to get back on track after busting open his face?
The bell rings and Cody shakes Knicks’ hand to show this is respectful. The two tie up, go around but break. Cody and Knicks tie up again, Cody trips Knicks up. Knicks gets up and ties up with Cody again. Cody headlocks but Knicks powers him to a corner. The ref counts and Knicks backs off, to kick low! So much for respect. Cody kicks back and hits the Rhodes Uppercut! Then the springboard CUTTER! Fans fire up with Cody as he fires up and takes off the weight belt! He tosses it to the fans! And then puts on a FIGURE FOUR! Knicks endures, but taps! Cody wins!
Winner: Cody, by submission
The American Nightmare feels great getting back in the ring, but he wants to speak. He gets a mic, and calls out MJF! “We don’t have to wait. Let’s do this right here, let’s do this right now!” Wait, what the hell is that coming out from under the ring!? Off comes the mask, and it’s The Blade, Andy Williams! He attacks Cody, but why!? And who is that following him? The Butcher, Braxton Sutter! Sutter suplexes Cody to combine with Williams’ BACKSTABBER! Fans boo The Butcher and The Blade, but why are they after the American Nightmare? Who is this emerging next?! Allie as The Bunny has brought two dark and dangerous men to AEW, but to what end?
AEW is picture in picture as Cody gets medical attention.
He’s already got the stitches in his eyes, and his ribs can’t bad ribs can’t be all that much better. Will he have a new threat to worry about before even considering MJF?
Kenny Omega VS PAC!
The Best Bout Machine was bested by The Bastard the last time AEW was in Chicago, so that is a loss he is looking to redeem. Will Omega beat the #1 ranked male in AEW to make big leaps towards the AEW World title?
The bell rings and fans are fired up already! Omega and Pac circle, tie up, and go around to a corner. Pac has Omega on the ropes but the ref calls for the break. Pac lets up, to shove Omega. Omega shoves back, then kicks and headlocks. Pac powers out but Omega runs him over. Omega runs, Pac drops down and then leaps over. Things keep moving, Pac leaps but Omega runs and slides to dropkick a leg out! Omega runs for the Kotaru Krusher, but Pac handsprings through! But Omega just saw this with Jack Evans on AEW Dark, so he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega drags Pac up, powerbomb lift, BUCKLE BOMB! Then he whips, for a pop-up SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Pac survives that high speed assault and bails out. Omega kneels, the Terminator drums begin, and Omega builds speed. Omega FLIES to take Pac out!
The ref checks on both men, that landing on the ramp slows Omega down but fans rally for “A E DUB!” Omega gets up, puts Pac in, then walks off the leg. But Pac shotgun dropkicks Omega off the apron! The ref starts a ring count but Pac goes out quick to put Omega back in. Pac climbs up but Omega swings. Pac shoulders in, slingshots up and over, but Omega redirects and full nelsons. Pac fights out fast with elbows, but Omega reels him back in for a SNAP DRAGON! Omega goes out to join Pac on the apron, but he wants to suplex Pac off the apron! Pac holds on for dear life, so Omega clubs him on the back. Omega half nelsons, but Pac denies the full. Omega hops down, Pac climbs up, SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit wipes them both out again! Fans are all fired up as the two men are down again. A ring count begins as AEW goes picture in picture.
Pac and Omga start to stir, and even sit up. Pac stands first, and gets in at 6. Omega is in after, and both men are in opposite corners. Omega runs in but Pac gets clear, to slingshot CUTTER! Pac sees Omega floundering and heads up top. Pac aims, and hits a missile dropkick! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac is furious but he just didn’t see the ropes. Pac stomps Omega while he’s down, putting him in a corner. Pac whips Omega corner to corner hard! Omega grits his teeth in pain, but Pac mockingly applauds. Pac stomps Omega around but Omega hits back with body shots. Pac eggs him on and gives a big knee low. Pac snapmares Omega into a chinlock. Pac grinds Omega down but Omega fights his way up. Omega fights out, then CHOPS. Omega runs, but Pac clobbers him down!
Pac seethes as he looms over Omega. He gives toying kicks but gets meaner with them as AEW returns to single picture. Omega hits back, but Pac still toys with him. Omega fights back from below but Pac throws a forearm. Omega throws one back, but so does Pac. They go back and forth, faster and faster, fans on Omega’s side! Pac gets an edge, then watches Omega wobble. Pac eggs Omega on, Omega BOOTS Pac into a corner! Omega goes to the far corner and waits for Pac to stand. Pac dodges once but the Polish hammer comes back around! And again! Pac kicks first but runs into a third Polish hammer! Cover, TWO! Omega drags Pac up, fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his focus as he brings Pac back up. Omega wrenches, CHOPS, and then brings Pac around for another CHOP.
Omega fireman’s carries, “You Can’t Escape!” But Pac does escape to shove Omega to a corner. Omega hits back with an elbow but walks into a boot! Pac runs into a boot, but then SUPERKICKS back! Omega wobbles again, Pac runs, but Omega boots to V-TRIGGER! Omega runs, Pac follows to LARIAT! Both men are down and fans are fired up! Omega stirs as fans rally up behind him. Pac stalks him to a corner to put him on the top rope. Pac climbs up, brings Omega all the way up, SUPER FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Omega still lives! Pac is furious, but he drags Omega into the drop zone. Pac climbs up again as fans say “This is Awesome!” Pac aims, BLACK ARROW FLOPS! Omega got clear, and now he comes back with a V-TRIGGER! Electric Chair, the fold, but Pac slips out. Omega wrenches out, crucifix pin, TWO! But Omega keeps with it and rolls Pac back down, hooking a leg! Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
The Cleaner finds the key to beating The Bastard! The #1 contender has another loss on his record, and Omega surely has to be moving up! With the AEW World Championship on the line tonight, who is first to be the next challenger?
Dynamite Dozen Finals, Diamond Ring Match: Hangman Page VS MJF w/ Wardlow!
After a wild battle royal, it was the Problem Solver and the Salt of the Earth were the last two standing. They now fight for a 45 THOUSAND dollar ring (I think the value went up since last week), “the most expensive ring in all of professional sports.” MJF doesn’t think that ring belongs on the finger of some “white trash inbred hick from Virginia,” but it does belong on the finger of somebody who is better than us, and we know it. This diamond ring match is set to become an annual tradition, but will the inaugural ring bearer be the Casino Battle Royal winner, or Maxwell Jacob Friedman?
The bell rings, and fans chant “Cowboy Shit! Cowboy Shit!” MJF doesn’t get it, until Hangman clobbers him! Hangman throws haymakers and CHOPS, but MJF bails out fast. Hangman runs but Wardlow stands in his way. Fans boo the living wall getting involved, but Hangman goes out to get in his face. MJF tries to sucker punch Page but Page is ready to punch first! Hangman stalks MJF and clotheslines him into the crowd! Hangman then drags MJF back up to hip toss onto the ground! Hangman stomps MJF around then puts him in the ring. Hangman glares at Wardlow as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hangman takes aim at MJF, but Wardlow creeps close. Hangman swipes at him, but MJF hotshots the arm! MJF then distracts the ref so that Wardlow can hammerlock and ram Hangman into a post! Wardlow puts Hangman in before MJF is done faking a bad eye. MJF wraps the arm on a rope and pulls. The ref reprimands and counts but MJF lets up to then kick the rope. The rope jams Hangman’s arm and MJF stands like he’s already won. MJF wrenches and whips Hangman corner to corner, even wringing him out before hitting buckles! Cover, TWO! MJF is annoyed but Hangman kicks back. MJF kicks him to wrench and elbow the elbow. AEW goes to break as MJF puts Hangman back in the corner.
AEW returns as MJF soaks up the heat. MJF runs in but Hangman dodges, then CHOPS MJF! Hangman haymakers, CHOPS and whips, but MJF holds ropes to yank the bad arm. MJF runs but into both of Hangman’s arms! Fall Away Slam! Hangman kips up to clotheslines MJF out, then DIVES! Top Suicida rams MJF into barriers, but Hangman climbs up top. Fans fire up as Hangman hits the SUPER MOONSAULT! Hangman gets MJF back in the ring and fans fire up more. Hangman throws off his arm bands, takes aim, but MJF uses the ref as a shield! Hangman gets in and moves the ref aside, but he saw the kick coming! Hangman flips MJF but MJF lands on his feet! And pokes Hangman in the eye! MJF runs but Hangman DISCUS LARIATS! Cover, TWO! MJF survives and Hangman grows frustrated. MJF puts Hangman on the apron and kicks him on the return!
MJF has Hangnan stuck in the ropes but Hangman tosses him off! Slingshot, BUCKSHOT! MJF flounders away, Hangman covers, Wardlow helps MJF get the ropebreak! Fans boo but the referee can’t be sure what happened. Wardlow claims he had nothing to do it. Hangman knows it was Wardlow, though, and so he goes right at him. But with MJF exaggerating injury again, the ref doesn’t see Wardlow’s punch! Hangman is draped on the ropes, MJF reels him in, dragon sleeper and, CROSS RHODES! Cover, MJF wins!!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall; wins the Dynamite Diamond Ring
MJF adds insult to injury by stealing Cody’s move to win! Wardlow helps MJF with his scarf, and the diamond ring is brought out, by Diamond Dallas Page! DDP grabs a mic and asks Chicago if they’re ready. “It’s me, it’s me, it’s DDP.” And he presents the very first AEW Dynamite Diamond Ring to Maxwell Jacob Friedman. DDP has the box, opens it up, and MJF takes it out. Fans call MJF a very different name as he puts the ring on his pinkie and gives it a kiss.
But DDP tells Maxwell that “some of your actions are very, very disappointing.” But Maxwell is the winner. Since DDP is a bigger man, he will congratulate MFJ like a man. He offers a handshake, MJF puts his gum in DDP’s hand instead. Seriously? Seriously. DDP yanks MJF around to face him, but Wardlow steps in as MJF’s muscle. DDP tells the “big man” to step off. Wardlow would look a bit stupid when a 63-year-old man kicks his ass all over Chicago! The fight is on but referees and security hurry to stop it! MJF gets his shots in, too! Security keeps MJF and Wardlow back, and the ring winner gets away with his bodyguard. Will this Dynamite Diamond Ring lead MJF to bigger and better things?
Dustin Rhodes is here!
The Natural still has a cast on that arm, but he’s feeling good enough to be in Chicago! He stands with interview correspondent, Jenn Decker, and she asks about the confrontation with the Inner Circle. Dustin says Jake Hager broke his arm, but he will be coming for blood. “You are not the same man you used to be. You are not this.” That is to say, #WeThePeople. But instead of Hager coming out to respond, it’s Sammy Guevara! Dustin goes after Sammy, then has to worry about Santana and Ortiz! Spinning pwoerslam for Sammy, but Santana tackles Dustin down! The Inner Circle have 3v1 on Dustin, but here come the YOUNG BUCKS! Matt Jackson returns to double clothesline! Nick enters, and the Bucks SUPERKICK Proud ‘n’ Powerful! Sammy enziguris each Buck, then knees Dustin! Sammy runs, into SUPERKICKS and BOOT!
The Elite take the Inner Circle to the corners and make sure each man is wide open. Fans are fired up, TRIPLE SHATTERED DREAMS! Dustin and the Bucks stand tall, but just how much more intense will this faction warfare get?
The Dark Order has another message.
Stop losing, and start winning. #JoinDarkOrder. The man with glasses from before finds the Dark Order’s place of meeting. “Who are you?” “We are one.” Again! “We are one!” Your friends will doubt your progress. They will say no to this. Why? Because society has failed. Because your friends have failed. Because your families have failed. But the Dark Order will never fail you. You can reach a potential you never thought possible. Just like the First Pupil, Stu Grayson. He became great because he heard the teachings. The Dark Order is all powerful. The Dark Order can be anyone or anything. From a politician to a teacher to the person who cares for your family. They are everyone, everything, and one. The people become Creepers. Are you ready to play? Are you ready to #JoinDarkOrder?
AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Scorpio Sky!
All it took was a victory in tag team action for SoCal Uncensored’s Closer to get a huge pinfall off Le Champion! With no teammates or faction members allowed ringside, can Scorpio get the fair shake he deserves? Or will Y2J still have reason to sip A Little Bit of the Bubbly tonight?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Aubrey Edwards officiates this Thanksgiving eve main event!
The bell rings and Scorpio stares down with Jericho. They circle as fans rally up. Jericho and Scorpio covers, Jericho arm-drags and flexes. Scorpio is annoyed but he keeps his cool. Jericho and Scorpio circle again but Jericho backs off as fans chant, “Stupid Idiot!” Scorpio and Jericho tie up and Jericho headlocks. Scorpio fights out but Jericho runs him over. Jericho runs, Scorpio gets up but Jericho runs him over again. Things speed up again, and Scorpio dropkicks Jericho, then clotheslines him out! Fans rally as Scorpio slingshots. He lands on his feet when Jericho evades, and dropkicks him again! Scorpio drags Jericho up and into the ring, then slingshots in to shoulder. Then he slingshots up and over, sunset flip! Cover, TWO! Scorpio elbows Jericho down and fans fire up.
Scorpio scrapes his boots on Jericho’s face, then brings him up to whip into a corner. Jericho puts Scorpio on the apron and Scorpio hits back. Scorpio bumps Jericho on buckles, then slingshots in to headcissor. Jericho denies that, and triangle dropkicks Scorpio down! Le Champion already celebrates while we go picture in picture.
Jericho lets Scorpio stay outside a moment while he soaks up all the cheers and jeers. But then Jericho flips off the fans, getting nothing but jeers. Jericho brings Scorpio up to CHOP down! He then throws Scorpio into steel steps! Jericho goes back to the ring while the referee checks on Scorpio. Jericho has Scorpio stuck under the railing, to guillotine catapult! Scorpio sputters, and Jericho spots Scorpio’s date, Melanie Parsons. She’s obviously concerned as Jericho puts Scorpio in the ring. Jericho gets in and stomps Scorpio around while soaking up the heat. Jericho drags Scorpio up for hammering fists into his forehead, then basement dropkicks him over! Cover, TWO! Jericho keeps his cool as he brings Scorpio up. Scorpio blocks the suplex, so Jericho throws body shots. Scorpio still blocks, Jericho clubs him more, but Scorpio hits back.
AEW returns to single picture as Scorpio suplexes Jericho! Both men are down but fans rally for Scorpio. Scorpio and Jericho stand, and Jericho CHOPS Scorpio away. Jericho forearms then whips, but Scorpio reverses to a neckbreaker! Scorpio is too tired to make a cover, but fans rally up. Scorpio and Jericho stand, and Scorpio fires off. Scorpio whips, Jericho reverses, but Scorpio Thesz Presses for fast hands! Jericho gets away but Scorpio kicks, whips and dropkicks! Fans fire up for Scorpio as he fireman’s carries. Jericho sips out, shoves, but runs into an elbow. Scorpio slingshots, CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Scorpio keeps his cool. Scorpio CHOPS in the corner, then throws forearms. He whips Jericho corner to corner, but Jericho reverses. Jericho runs into a boot, Scorpio hops up and leaps, but Jericho blocks the dropkick to get the legs! Jericho works to turn Scorpio over, WALLS OF JERICHO!
Scorpio endures as Jericho sits deep! Scorpio fights, crawls, reaches, ropebreak! Jericho holds on until 4 then argues with Aubrey. Fans boo but Aubrey gives Jericho the business. Jericho runs at Scorpio, misses, but gets a CUTTER! Into the Dragon Sleeper Clutch! But here comes Jake Hager! He’s not supposed to be out here! Scorpio forearms Hager off the apron, Jericho rolls Scorpio! TWO, and double LARIATS take both men down! Aubrey checks on both men but they’re okay to continue. Hager scowls but Aubrey tells him to stay back. Hager gets on the apron again, shouting at Scorpio. But Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels go after him! The Addiction fights Big Hurt, but Jericho has the AEW belt! Scorpio sees it coming, catches Jericho, TKO!! Cover, TWO!?! Y2J survives the TKO and Scorpio can’t believe it!
Aubrey gets the belt back out as Chicago rallies up for Scorpio. Scorpio feels the energy building and fires off strikes! He whips Jericho, runs in, but Jericho boots. Jericho hops up, but Scorpio leaps, SUPER STEINER! Enziguri! Cover, TWO!! Jericho still lives but Scorpio keeps on him. Jericho denies the cutter this time and shoves, but Scorpio goes up and leaps, into a CODE BREAKER! Jericho has to crawl to the cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and shocks Jericho! Jericho clubs away on Scorpio but Chicago knows “This is Awesome!” Jericho aims from the corner as Scorpio stirs. Jericho runs in, but no Judas Effect! Backslide counter, TWO!! So close again! Jericho ducks a kick, and grabs the enziguri, to drag Scorpio back into the Walls of Jericho! Jericho sits deep, and Scorpio can’t hold out! Scorpio taps, Jericho wins!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission; still AEW World Champion
The Lion Tamer tames Scorpio, but he feels compelled to teach Scorpio a lesson for pushing him this far. The Walls are put back on! But here comes MOXLEY!! The Death Rider enters from the bleachers, and Jericho sees him glaring menacingly. Fans are fired up and Jericho holds up the title. Jericho dares Moxley to do something, and Moxley starts making his way further down towards ringside. But the sparks don’t fly just yet. When and where will these two wild cards collide?
Another great episode! It made a lot of sense to open with the “celebrashon,” and it was just rich with that same great Jericho style comedy. And it is awesome that A Little Bit of the Bubbly is now an AEW product. Getting the Father of Jericho in on the act was great, and it was great to have SCU in disguise as members of the marching band. Daniels seems to be a master of disguise. Just about everything in the AEW World Championship match was great. I wish they’d played up Scorpio have his date ringside, but perhaps they were worried about TV time and skipped it. And while there was a ringside band on corner men, of course Hager was going to defy that. We all figured Scorpio wasn’t winning, but he still looked amazing, as we also figured. Moxley giving his open challenge yet staking his claim showing up at the end of the show seems a bit contradictory, but given how AEW plans to use rankings and wins, perhaps this is Moxley reminding Jericho that he’s still around.
Best Friends VS Lucha Brothers was a great match, Orange Cassidy was pretty hilarious as a turkey, and I’m a bit surprised to see Best Friends win. Trent beat Pentagon, Fenix beat Nick Jackson, and now those two face each other next week in what will surely be another incredible match. The women’s tag was pretty great, AEW is going strong with these match types in particular. It is actually good booking for Sakura and Priestly to find a way to sneak a win, but also not pinning Shida but Statlander. Shida might still be #1 contender but she’ll likely need another win before she faces Riho for the title. Omega VS Pac was a great rematch, and naturally, Omega makes up for the All Out loss. This might hurt Pac’s #1 ranking, but I still feel Omega needs something more before facing Jericho.
The Dark Order had a great vignette, really selling how creepy they’re really meant to be. The Dustin Rhodes segment was good for keeping his grudge with Hager going, but I’m glad we’re going to get a Six Man out of that brawl. That is going to be a great match. MJF VS Hangman was also a great match, even with Wardlow getting involved at times. MJF keeps things going with Cody by stealing the Cross Rhodes, but DDP might even be added to the mix to counter Wardlow for Cody. I’m still curious as to the purpose of the Dynamite Diamond Ring but maybe that comes up later. Cody of course gets a squash match for his return, and keeps things alive with MJF in his promo, but I feel we came across a moment where mingling stories gets messy.
Allie going Heel while bringing in Braxton “The Butcher” Sutter (her IRL husband) and tag partner Andy “The Blade” Williams during Cody’s moment was a great surprise, but to what end? If it was one new wrestler, it would’ve made sense to say they were MJF’s newest muscle. But a new trio popping out just because just seems off to me. If they’d done this to a tag team, or to a wrestler not already attached to some other story, maybe it works better. Just not sure about this here.
My Score: 9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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