Dynamite is putting combustible elements together!
Just days before pulling into Baltimore, The Elite and The Inner Circle clash! Will Kenny Omega and Hangman shut up Sammy Guevara and Le Champeon on behalf of Cody and Dustin Rhodes?
- Trent Baretta VS PAC; PAC wins.
- Bronze Medal Match: Private Party VS The Dark Order; Private Party wins and joins the AEW World Tag Team Championship match at Full Gear.
- Jamie Hayter & Emi Sakura VS Riho & Shanna; Hayter & Sakura win.
- Brandon Cutler VS Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard; Spears wins.
- Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho; Guevara & Jericho win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Trent Baretta VS PAC!
With a rematch waiting for him in Baltimore, The Bastard looks to use Trent as a warm-up! Will Pac send Trent packing as he prepares for Adam Page?
The bell rings as fans cheer for “Best Friends!” seeing Chuckie T and Orange Cassidy ringside. Trent and Pac tie up, Pac wrenches to a wristlock but Trent rolls and wrenches to his own. Pac uses the ropes to flip through to a headlock and takeover, but Trent headscissors. Pac pops out and looms over Trent menacingly. Fans chant, “Pac, You Suck!” but Pac goes out to get in their faces. But Orange Cassidy gets in Pac’s face first! Pac goes back in as Trent slides out, and the chase is on. Things speed up, Trent hurdles but Pac leaps, only for Trent to run him over with an elbow! Trent kicks Pac hard while he’s down, and Pac goes to a corner. Trent CHOPS Pac and “WOO~” echoes out in Charlotte. Trent CHOPS again and Pac goes tot he apron. Pac shoulders back, then slingshots in, but Trent denies the DDT to a Northern Lights Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO!
Pac bails out but Trent pursues, only to get a kick. Pac throws Trent into railing! The ref reprimands Pac but he refreshes the count to go out after Trent again. Pac sends him into more barriers, and hard! Fans still says “Pac, You Suck!” but Pac doesn’t care as he steps on Trent’s head. The ref tells Pac to get this back in the ring, but Pac bumps Trent off apron edge before refreshing the count. Pac scoops Trent by the ramp, but snake eyes him off the railing! And then throw him down by his hair on the ramp! Chuckie protests and the ref tells Pac to get in the ring. Pac leaves Trent down and out and the count begins. Chuckie and fans rally but Pac FLIES to take Trent out with the Fosbury Flop! Pac puts Trent in now, and backs Chuckie off. Pac aims at Trent from the top rope as fans rally up for Trent. Pac still hits the big missile dropkick! Cover, ONE!
Trent flounders to ropes but Pac stomps him down. Pac headlocks and grinds but fans rally up for Trent. Trent fights his way up, throws hands and a CHOP! Pac hits back with forearms and he backs Trent down. Pac whips Trent hard corner to corner! Trent tumbles up, down and into a German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Chuckie gets Charlotte rallying up again and Pac is annoyed. Pac drops knees on Trent then puts on a chinlock. Pac digs his knee into Trent’s back as fans boo and jeer. Trent endures and feeds off the energy of the fans. Trent stands up, fights back but Pac hits back! Pac whips, Trent reverses, but Trent is put on the apron for a hotshot! Pac aims but Orange Cassidy slides in? Cassidy stands in Pac’s way while Chuckie distracts the ref. Cassidy unleashes the Sloth kicks! He’s “lighting” Pac up, but Pac BOOTS him down!
Pac scrapes Cassidy out, but turns around into Trent’s LARIATS! Half ‘n’ Half Suplex! Pac bails out, Trent FLIES! Top conjilo takes Pac down! Trent drags Pac up to throw him into barriers! Pac is getting a taste of his own medicine as fans cheer “This is Awesome!” Another whip sends Pac hard into railing! Pac hobbles around the way and Trent pursues. Trent whips Pac a third time but Pac reverses, only for Trent to SPEAR him on the return! Trent puts Pac in the ring and stalks behind him. Shining Wizard to the back! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives but Trent won’t let up. Trent looms over Pac now, angry for what Pac did to Cassidy. Pac gets back up, swings but misses, Trent LARIATS! Trent hits a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO!! Pac still lives!
Trent grits his teeth as fans rally behind him. Pac rolls away to the outside but Trent pursues, only to get caught into a suplex, BRAIN BUSTER! Both men are down and the ref checks on them. They’re both okay to continue, and starts a new ring count. Pac rises at 2 and Trent stirs at 4. They stand at 5 and Pac puts Trent in at 6. Pac climbs up to the top rope, Trent is in the drop zone… BLACK ARROW! Cover, TWO!? Pac is furious, he puts Trent in the Brutalizer!! Trent passes out, Pac wins!!
Winner: PAC, by submission
Chuckie T protests Pac holding on longer, but Pac does let go. He grabs a mic to shout at Carolina to “shut your stinkin’ mouth!” Pac sends a message to Hangman Page! He heard what Hangman said, and that “naughty swear word,” but it won’t matter! At Full Gear, “I’m going to make an example of you. Again!”
Cody Rhodes is here!
The American Nightmare rises from his special underground platform, and heads to the ring to talk with Tony Schiavone again. This is, of course, a second attempt at what Cody was going to announce a couple weeks ago. It is fitting that they are in the birthplace of Cody himself as he finally gives this announcement. “We’re not surprised the arrival of Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle has been strategic.” But this is a short victory lap. The Elite was already looking for something like this. They were already looking for a card where they could get perfect match-ups for the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, even Cody and Dustin Rhodes. So they were looking, and Jericho found them. Now it is Cody and the AEW World Champion as the headliners. Tony knows what this announcement is but Cody hopes the fans will humor him as he rattles off some names.
Eddie Graham. Cowboy Bill Watts. The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. “All of them were titans in our business.” The best bell to bell, best in the box office, “and for those who saw them live, those memories reverberate in their hearts.” But for the cold, sterile historians, there is controversy because those men were also management. Cody finds himself in the same spot. For the last year, Cody has told everyone who asked that he is proud of AEW, the inclusiveness, the pay, the schedule, the fact that they’ll listen! “This is freedom!” Fans give a standing ovation! But when Cody hears the criticism being sent at him, he can’t ignore it. But fans say that “You Deserve It!” to be a challenger. However, Cody’s announcement is that if he fails to win, he will never challenge for the title again. Fans don’t like that decision.
But Cody tells Jericho that is a big “if.” Jericho calls Cody an “entitled Millennial b*tch,” and yet Cody didn’t see in Jericho’s book, A Lion’s Tale, which is on sale at Amazon for $3, that there was the upbringing for Jericho that was so hard. Wow, must have been so hard being the son of a famous hockey player! They practically had the same silver spoon, “you stupid dick!” Jericho dismissed every accomplishment Cody has achieved. If Cody is entitled, then Jericho is a “carny succubus” because the dirty secret is Jericho needs this generation more than this generation needs him. This isn’t about Cody’s dad, but about his mother, his sister, his wife, and the 14 years it took Cody to go from “Undesirable to Un-God-Damn-DENIABLE!” Charlotte gives an even stronger ovation for this!
Cody promises that at Full Gear, he wins to become the new world champion, and Jericho falls back to his Inner Circle about the ground swell that’s coming. Because when The Elite finally gets at The Inner Circle, “we are going to eat you alive!!” The declaration of war has been given! Will Cody fire the first shot dethroning Le Champeon?
The Lucha Brothers and SoCal Uncensored are here!
Pentagon and Fenix may not be AEW World Tag Team Champions but they’re going to get another chance at Full Gear. However, we know that there is a “Bronze Medal” match that will determine the team that joins them and SCU in a Tag Team Triple Threat. However, the deciding factor was a quick one, so that is why we are getting this Full Gear match at all. At this moment, SCU joins English commentary while Lucha Brothers join Spanish commentary to watch this match very closely.
Bronze Medal Match: Private Party VS The Dark Order!
Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy take on Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, both teams vying for a second chance of their own! Who moves on to face the top two teams of AEW for a chance to be THE team of AEW?
The bronze medals are raised and the team sort out. Stu starts against Quen, and he CLOBBERS Quen with forearms the moment the bell rings! Stu tackles Quen to the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno fires off haymakers then whips Stu in for a big corner splash. Stu feeds Quen to Uno’s full body attack, then Uno feeds Quen to Stu’s boot! Tag to Stu but Quen fights back with forearms! Stu pushes Quen but Kassidy tags in. Quen atomic drops, and Kassidy gives a squealing enziguri! Kassidy sits Stu up for Quen to leap frog STOMP down! Fans cheer, and SCU give Private Party their props. But the Dark Order regroups and their creepers create a wall to protect them. Uno runs in but Stu sneaks up on Kassidy. Kassidy was ready and gives forearm “Shots! Shots! Shots!” Kassidy squeals again, but swings into a BIG urenage!
Stu tags Uno and Uno drags Kassidy up for a backbreaker! Uno chokes Kassidy on the ropes but lets up at 4, and tags in Stu. Fans rally up for Private Party but the Dark Order double whip. Kassidy slips out of the slam to kick at Stu. Stu blocks and ducks the enziguri, but it goes into Uno! Kassidy slips under Stu but Stu turns him around. Uno gets up but Kassidy hits him first! Stu tackles Kassidy and throws him out. Uno trips Kssidy while Stu talks trash to Quen! Fans boo as the Dark Order get away with that one. Stu slingshots for a senton on the apron! The Dark Order has control and the fans booing as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Uno drags Kassidy up to rake the back! Fans boo but Kassidy runs at Uno! Uno holds him back and turns him around but Kassidy resists the suplex. Kassidy tries to suplex, and he gets Uno up and over! Fans rally up as Kassidy and Uno crawl, hot tags to Stu and Quen! But Quen runs into a LARIAT! Uno scoops Quen and Stu hops up, flying elbow sidewalk slam combo! Cover, TWO! Tag to Uno and then tag back to Stu. Stu goes up top again as Uno has Quen in the Gory Especial! But Quen denies Fatality and dropkicks Uno back! Stu hops down but gets Party in Motion! Quen boots Uno, hops up, QUEBRADA! The Dark Order regroup outside, Quen flicks the tails to FLY! A two-for-one conjilo! Quen puts Stu in, rallies with clotheslines and a leg lariat, but Stu puts him on the apron. Quen springboards back in for the crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Quen drags Stu up and over, tag to Kassidy. Private Party double whips but Stu crisscrosses and dodges to DOUBLE PELE! Tag to Uno, Uno drags Kassidy up to a fireman’s carry. He pops Kassidy up, folds him, One Winged SHOULDER BREAKER! Cover, but Quen breaks it! Uno tags Stu and Kassidy tags Quen! Quen runs into an uppercut, knee, and then Uno kangaroos Quen into Stu’s overhead suplex! Quen lands on Kassidy! Stu climbs up and Uno runs corner to corner, 450 over the CANNONBALL! Cover on Quen, TWO!! Private Party still lives! Stu tags Uno and SCU gives Private Party credit for the toughness. Stu pops Quen up to the Electric Chair, tosses him to Uno, but Quen turns powerbomb into huricanrana, and Dark Order bumps heads! Tag to Kassidy, and he springboards, into Stu’s KNEE! Uno tags Stu in, Gory Especial, but Quen trips Stu!
Uno hits Quen but Quen helps Kassidy with SILLY STRING DDT! Tag to Quen, he aims at Stu, GIN ‘N’N JUICE!! The cutter hits, Quen covers, Private Party wins!!
Winners: Private Party, Quen pinning; joins the AEW World Tag Team Championship match
The Triple Threat is set! And all three teams meet face-to-face-to-face in the ring! SCU hold up the belts but the fans are dueling! Will the young underdogs rise up to the top against two incredible veteran teams? Will Pentagon and Fenix make history after all by being duel tag team champions? Or will SCU continue to be the one and only AEW World Tag Team Champions?
AEW shares a video from The Inner Circle.
Sammy Guevara brought some “options for the bubbly” over to Le Champeon. But Chris Jericho, immediately parodying Cody Rhodes, “can’t focus” but does give Sammy a peck on the cheek. Sammy says Jericho is like a father to him. Hearing that Cody would be Jericho’s challenger at Full Gear, Sammy knew it was already over for Cody. Jericho also parodies spending time in the hyperbaric chamber. Jericho is the face of the company as champion, and being champion means he’s face of the company. Soultrain Jones has known Jericho since he was 12 years old, and he was as driven then as he is now.
Santana dares us to name another man that works harder than Jericho. Cody has to just let go and move on. Ortiz says Jericho is a grown man but Cody is a boy. Cody has no chance. Patricia Bobski, a friend of Jericho’s aunt from church, remembers Jericho as a young boy, and knew he’d grow up to be the AEW World Champion. In her heart, she prays that Cody just survives. Sammy says Jericho is in the prime of his life at 48, “they youngest AEW World Champion in history” (mostly because he’s still the only one in history). Jake Hager has nothing to say. Jones knows Jericho is the Greatest of All Time. Jericho has a training montage. Patricia knows Jericho will “beat the sh*t out of Cody at Full Gear.” Le Champeon speaks for himself, saying he has such a hard time waking up and realizing how amazing he is. Hager still has nothing to say.
Jones says Jericho’s talent is like the Olive Garden’s bread sticks: unlimited. Jericho only has one thing on his plate: drinking a bit of the bubbly. He has to worry about where to go for the best, and that’s a lot of pressure. But it is the responsibility Jericho has to face. “Because I am Le Champeon.” Jokes aside, will Jericho be laughing after facing a motivated Cody at Full Gear?
Jamie Hayter & Emi Sakura VS Riho & Shanna!
Emi and Riho prepare to face off for the AEW Women’s World Championship as mentor and student, but they also bring in two recently debuting women to help them warm up. Will the challenging mentor or the champion student gain a last bit of momentum before Baltimore?
Riho and Emi start, already giving us a preview of Full Gear. They tie up and Emi throws Riho down hard. Riho is right up and they tie up again. Riho waistlocks but Emi reaches back to headlock and takeover. Riho headscissors, Emi pops out but Riho sweeps the legs to cover, ONE! Emi sweeps and covers but Riho Matrix slips out, only for Emi to grab her hair! Emi CHOPS Riho in the corner, then uses the hair to snapmare! The ref reprimands Emi but she just scrapes her boot on Riho. Emi laughs as she uses Riho’s hair to TOSS her! Hayter attacks out of nowhere! Emi whips Riho but Riho handsprings past to knee her down! Riho tags in Shanna and now Portugal’s Perfect Athlete whips Emi. Emi reverses, but Shanna reverses to uppercut!
Shanna runs and counters the hip toss into an arm-drag! And another arm-drag! Shanna has fans fired up as she runs into the corner, for a big uppercut on Emi! Shanna snapmares then runs to basement dropkick! Cover, ONE! Fans rally as Shanna throws forearms on Emi. Shanna wrenches and whips but Emi reverses, only for Shanna to break free and kick back! Shanna runs again, to hit a rolling neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Emi escapes but Shanna drags her up to tag in Riho. Riho and Shanna double whip, double kick, and double bulldog! Hayter protests but Riho runs for Shanna to use her as the human weapon, wheelbarrow splash! Cover, TWO! Riho drags Emi up and rams in for a Northern Lights, but Emi blocks and rakes Riho’s back!
Emi CHOPS Riho, then runs, but Riho drop toeholds Emi onto ropes! Riho runs, 619 but it’s blocked! Emi butterfly draping backbreakers! Tag to Hayter, and Hayter drags Riho up for a hard snap suplex! And another! Fans boo but Hayter mockingly asks Riho if she’s okay. Hayter stomps Riho over and over as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hayter tags in Emi and Emi drags Riho up to whip. Emi dropkicks Riho down then drags her around. Emi hooks the legs and grabs the arms, for the Romero Special! Riho endures the Mexican Surfboard, but then Emi make sit a rolling Romero! Emi TOSSES Riho then tags in Hayter. Hatyer drags Riho up into a camel clutch, and pulls at Riho’s mouth. The ref counts and Hayter lets up at 4, to give Riho a double Wet Willy! Hayter stomps Riho down then wraps her up in a thrashing chinlock. Riho endures even as Hayter grinds her down. Hayter keeps Riho away from ropes to then elbow away on Riho’s shoulder. Hayter pets Riho mockingly before dragging her up for a hard scoop slam! And then another! Hayter drags Riho up a third time for another thrashing chinlock! Riho endures as fans rally and AEW returns to single picture.
Riho reaches with a leg and gets the ropebreak! Hayter lets go long enough to drag Riho back up, but Riho hits back! Riho runs, and tilt-o-whirls to headscissor Hayter down! But Emi stomps Riho down! Emi scoops but Riho slips out to wheelbarrow, victory roll to STOMPS! Riho crawls, hot tag to Shanna! Shanna fires off on Hayter with forearms and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Shanna goes corner to corner for a big forearm smash! And another! Shanna hits another and drops Hayter! Cover, TWO! Fans rally with Shanna as she drags Hayter up. But Hayter grabs hair and clubs away on Shanna’s stomach, only for Shanna to jawbreaker! But Shanna runs into the urenage BACKBREAKER! Tag to Emi, and Emi stomp-stomp-claps. Fans boo as Emi drags Shanna up. Emi whips Shanna to a corner, stomp-stomp-clap, and then runs in to crossbody! Shanna is down, Emi goes up, Vader Bomb gets knees!
Shanna crawls but Hayter YANKS Riho off the apron! Emi drags Shanna up bu Shanna throws forearms! Emi CHOPS, runs, but Shanna dodges to huricanrana! Emi bails out while Hayter throws Riho into barriers. Shanna climbs up top and LEAPS onto Hayter and Emi! Shanna puts Emi in and fans say “This is Awesome!” Shanna brings Emi in, SLICED BREAD! But that’s not all, underhooks to butterfly DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Emi survives but Shanna keeps on her with a full nelson. Emi powers out so Shanna spins her to kick and suplex. but Emi turns that around, Twist ‘n’ Shout! Tag to Hayter and Hayter throws Shanna into a corner. Hayter fires off uppercuts then whips Emi for Emi to whip her, BIG forearm smash in the corner! Emi sucker punches Riho while Hayter Shining Wizards Shanna! Cover, TWO!!
Hayter Falcon Arrows Shanna fast, covers, TWO! Shanna survives and Hayter pumps up. Hayter runs in, gets turned around, but blocks the butterfly to a gourd buster! Hayter still aims, clothesline against the rope! LARIAT on the run! Cover, but Riho breaks it! Hayter throws Riho out hard, tags Emi, and Emi drags Shanna up to her own underhooks. Butterfly backbreaker! Shanna is in the drop zone and Emi climbs up, the Vader Bomb hits! But Riho leaps in with double stomps to break the cover! Shanna crawls, hot tag to Riho! Riho aims at Emi, but the meteora misses! Emi sunset flips, TWO! Riho rolls Emi up, TWO! Emi spins Riho to a backslide, but then rolls to La Magistrol! Emi and Hayter win!!
Winners: Emi Sakura & Jamie Hayter, Sakura pinning
If Emi can use a chaotic combination like that, she might become the new AEW Women’s World Champion! Can Riho rebound in Baltimore against the woman who taught her so much?
Brandi Rhodes continues her dark transformation.
“I have worked so hard to get to where I am today, and yet I’m still constantly dismissed for my merit because of who I am.” She’s only here because of Cody, is just another pretty face. While they were all trying to paint her as the clown, they forgot one thing: “Calling me stupid doesn’t make that so, and now I’ve outsmarted you quicker than you can say ‘bimbo.'” Brandi knows dreams and nightmares, but there is nothing like a night terror. Awesome Kong’s body, Brandi’s brain, and they will tear apart the dreams and make everyone long for nightmares. Brandi doesn’t have authority, not that she’s ever really wanted or needed it. All Brandi needs is lapsed judgement. “They can’t stop her, you can’t deny us.” So the question is: “Who are the bullies now?” Will Brandi and Awesome Kong answer that with actions in the ring?
Brandon Cutler VS Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard!
The Dungeon Master is back, but he might need a saving throw against The Chairman! For those who didn’t see AEW Dark, Spears literally burned The Bad Boy, and he might just do the same to Cutler tonight. Will #PERFECT10N not be denied tonight?
The bell rings and Spears circles with Cutler. They tie up, Spears wristlocks and brings Cutler down to the mat. Cutler gets up, rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Spears spins and wrenches to a hammerlock and then a forearm! Cutler gets to a corner as Spears gives him the 10 fingers. Cutler fires up to fire off haymakers! Cutler whips, Spears reverses but Cutler goes up and over! Cutler mocks the 10 fingers, then dodges Spears to roundhouse from the apron! Cutler slingshots to enziguri! Spears is on the ropes, Cutler gives him a guillotine leg drop! Fans cheer as Cutler gets back in the ring. Tully pep talks Spears but then distracts Cutler, Spears trips Cutler up! Spears drags Cutler off the apron to throw him hard into railing! Spears then throws Cutler into more railing! Spears goes after Cutler, ramming a knee in!
Spears refreshes the count to go after Cutler with a CHOP that takes Cutler off his feet! Spears puts Cutler in the ring and scrapes his boot on Cutler’s face. The ref reprimands Spears as Cutler goes to a corner. Spears just CHOPS him again! Cutler roundhouses back! Cutler gives more kicks but Spears eggs him on. Cutler misses the roundhouse but hits the enziguri! Tully warns Spears but Cutler leaps over. Spears runs to BOOT Cutler down! Spears drags Cutler up, fireman’s carry, running Death Valley! Cover, Spears wins!
Winner: Shawn Spears, by pinfall
Tully wants to make Cutler pay, and he throws a chair in! Spears drags Cutler up but here comes Joey Janela! Spears runs away from Janela as he has the chair now! Tully tells Spears to wait for a different time. Will Spears and Tully see just how bad the Bad Boy can be when he’s angry?
AEW previews Moxley VS Omega, Lights Out!
In other words, it is UNSANCTIONED! Kenny Omega doesn’t want Jon Moxley pretending to be upset that this is now a hardcore style match. “What else were you going to do?” Chain wrestle the Best Bout Machine? Moxley claims he is being treated as a freak, an outsider, being put in a corner. He’s been dealing with this his whole life. Though at the same time, his whole life has been hardcore to the extreme, and is “the baddest son of a b*tch in this game.” Omega thanks Moxley. Omega’s best work wasn’t because he was handed something, but because he had to work for and sacrifice it. Moxley’s at his best when he’s at his worst. Moxley doesn’t want to find someone who brings the best out of him, but who brings the worst out of him. “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” Omega is glad to be going to a dark place with Moxley. But what will we see from two of the best when they get to do the absolute worst to each other?
Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho!
Before going #LightsOut with the Death Rider, the Best Bout Machine again teams with the Problem Solver to see if they can’t stick it to the Inner Circle this close to Full Gear. Will we see some #RealCowboyShit before Page takes on Pac? Or will the “Spanish God” and Le Champeon get to pop a little bit of the bubbly even before Baltimore?
Of course, Jericho has the savage Jake Hager with him, so anything could happen. This main event will use TV time remaining, after the break.
AEW returns again and fans jeer Le Champeon. Sammy starts against Omega at the bell, but Omega wants to have a quick rematch with Jericho. Jericho tags in and fans are thunderous! Until Jericho tags back out to Sammy. Omega keeps his cool as he circles with Sammy, and they tie up. Fans clap the Terminator drums as Omega puts Sammy on the ropes. Sammy gets around to a waistlock and slams Omega down, then floats to a facelock. Omega pries out to a wrench and wristlock, and then drags Sammy down to float to his own facelock. Sammy pries out to a wristlock, then wrenches to ring Omega out. Cover, ONE, but Sammy keeps on Omega with a facelock. Sammy shifts to another wristlock, but Omega slips through to wrench back. Omega keeps Sammy from ropes to slap him upside the head! Sammy SLAPS back! Then flips to arm-drag Omega off!
Things speed up, Sammy flips but Omega stops himself to CHOP! Omega CHOPS Sammy again and Sammy falls to his knees! And then he SLAPS Sammy on the back! Omega CHOPS Sammy again then puts him in a corner. Omega whips corner to corner, runs in corner to corner, and hits a big back elbow! To a back suplex! Tag to Hangman and fans cheer as The Elite bring Sammy up. They double whip Sammy and double kick, then Omega hits a Kotaro Krusher! Hangman hits the standing shooting star, TWO! Hangman drags Sammy up to CHOP, but Sammy chops back, so Hangman kicks Sammy down. Hangman suplexes but Sammy slips out to shove, only to leap into the fireman’s carry! Sammy slips out again, but his kick is caught, and Hangman ducks the mule kick. Hangman pump handles and lifts Sammy into a Fall Away Northern Lights! Bridging cover, TWO!
Hangman keeps on Sammy by rolling him to his feet and giving him another CHOP! Hangman suplexes but Sammy knees back. Sammy CHOPS Hangman then tags Jericho! Hangman dodges Jericho to BOOT him down! This is an All Out rematch as Hangman whips Jericho corner to corner. Jericho elbows away, hops up and hits a missile dropkick! Jericho rains down rights but Omega protests. Fans boo as Jericho swaggers around. Jericho drags Hangman up and suplexes him down hard. Tag to Sammy and Sammy covers, TWO! Sammy brings Hangman up to suplex, but Hangman suplexes Sammy! Both men are down, but Sammy runs to sucker punch Omega! Jericho tags in and goes after Hangman with a CHOP! And another! Jericho whips corner to corner but Hangman comes back with a LARIAT! Now Jericho and Hangman are both down!
Fans rally up, hot tags to Omega and Sammy! Omega rallies with double ax handles, then he boots Jericho away! Sammy stands to kick back! Sammy runs, into a DISCUS double ax handle! Cover, TWO! Omega drags Sammy up and wrenches to CHOP! And CHOP! And then fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, and then hops up for the MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives but Omega isn’t done here. Omega full nelsons, but Sammy blocks the Snap Dragon. Sammy elbows out, but swings into a German Suplex! He lands on his feet to enziguri back! Omega wobbles and Sammy runs in to ram a shoulder and enziguri back! Sammy springboards, into a dropkick! Sammy bails out and the Terminator drums return! Omega rises, builds speed, but Jericho intercepts! Jericho runs, into a huricanrana!
Jericho bails out to regroup with Sammy, but Omega runs, only for HAGER to strike! We knew better and were still surprised! Sammy dropkicks Omega down and AEW goes picture in picture!
Sammy and Jericho soak up the heat but Hangman protests, he saw what happened. Sammy drags Omega over and tags Jericho. Jericho mugs Omega then rams knees into him at the open corner. Jericho stomps a mudhole but lets up at the ref’s count. Jericho soaks up the heat again, then chokes Omega on the ropes! He lets up at 4, just to choke Omega again! Jericho stops at 4 and Hager gets a cheap shot in! Jericho stomps Omega then tags in Sammy. Sammy climbs up to drop ax handles on Omega’s ribs. Cover, TWO, but Sammy keeps close. Sammy fireman’s carries omega to do some squats, before a Samoan Drop! Cover, TWO into the crucifix, TWO!! Sammy LARIATS Omega down! Sammy stomps Omega down, then drags Omega over to tag in Jericho.
AEW returns to single picture as The Inner Circle mugs Omega. Jericho whips Omega to run him over with an elbow! Fans rally for Omega as Jericho puts Omega in the corner. Jericho taunts Hangman while Sammy chokes Omega! Fans boo but Omega fights out with boots and elbows! Omega goes up and over, hot tag to Hangman! Hangman CHOPS away on Jericho! Then whips, but Jericho reverses. Hangman BOOTS Sammy away, then spins Jericho around to scoop and Fall Away! Hangman kips up to PESCADO onto Sammy! Hangman keeps moving, big clothesline for Jericho! Hangman Alabama lifts but Jericho rolls to get the legs! Jericho wants his Walls but Hangman throws him off! Hangman clotheslines Jericho out but Sammy attacks Hangman. Omega misses V-Trigger, but he tosses Sammy out! Hager catches Sammy and sets him down, but Omega FLIES! Direct hit takes out Hager and Sammy!
Hangman climbs up and SUPER MOONSAULTS onto Jericho and Sammy! Charlotte is losing its mind as Hangman aims. But Jericho plays up an injury as a distraction, PAC appears! Pac low blow PUNTS Hangman up the middle! The referee completely misses The Bastard as he runs away! Hager wrecks Omega into barriers, JUDAS EFFECT for Hangman! Cover, the Inner Circle wins!!
Winners: The Inner Circle, Jericho pinning
And now the Inner Circle beats Hangman down! Hager grinds his knee into Hangman’s chest, and Jericho stomps Omega out of the ring! But here comes CODY! Jericho and Hager get clear but Sammy didn’t realize, and so Sammy gets the Rhodes Uppercut! Sammy rolls out but Cody is all fired up! Cody dares Jericho to get back in but Jericho is going to wait until Full Gear. But MJF SMACKS Hager with a chair!! And then JABS Jericho with it, to feed Jericho to Cody! Cody has Jericho, CROSS RHODES!! Fans are thunderous for “Cody! Cody!” as he picks up the AEW World Championship belt, and holds it high!
But wait, here comes Jon Moxley!? Moxley promised to be here tonight, and he has a barbed-wire bat! Charlotte is losing its mind as Moxley and Omega meet in the ring. Moxley raises the bat high, and Jericho goes after Cody! Jericho drags Cody out hard, but MJF goes to save him! MJF brawls with Hager, but Omega is more worried about evening the odds with Moxley. The barbed-wire BROOM returns! Fans can barely contain themselves, but here come Santana and Ortiz!! The Proud ‘n’ Powerful won’t be left out as they beat down Omega and Moxley! Fans boo, but here come the YOUNG BUCKS! They dodge the barbed wire to SUPERKICK! And then DIVE! Double tope suicida! The Bucks drag P’N’P away as they brawl, the Elite and Inner Circle are just fighting all over the stage!
Referees hurry to stop this but Ortiz bites Nick Jackson to then throw him into girders! And Santana drags Matt up to combine with Ortiz! But Omega makes the save, V-TRIGGER! Moxley gives Ortiz PARADIGM SHIFT! And then they brawl with each other!! Moxley and Omega end up going down a tunnel as Charlotte chants for “A E DUB!” MJF and Matt brawl with the Inner Circle, but Nick is up top the entry way, to LEAP! The senton bowls everyone over!! The Elite regroups while the Inner Circle go to the ring. And then it explodes into another huge brawl!! Everything is coming to a head at Full Gear, which side of this stands tall?!
WOW what a great go-home! Everything was dripping with importance, nothing was filler. Pac beating Trent in a real good match and calling out Hangman. The huge announcement of a Triple Threat Tag for the titles already, and Private Party is part of that. They had a great match with Dark Order, and will be a great part of that match, but I can’t say they actually win. They might be there so that if SCU retains, or even crazier, if Lucha Brothers win to be dual champions, it is Private Party that takes the pin. The women’s tag was solid stuff, and Emi actually pinning Riho, that could be a giveaway that Riho retains in her first PPV defense. At the same time, AEW does things differently, it might have been a tease of an even bigger finish.
Spears VS Cutler was of course going Spears’ way, and great to see Janela respond from AEW Dark already. Give us THAT Unsanctioned Match for the post Full Gear episode! Brandi probably doesn’t need this spooky side to her, but her Heel motivation does work. No one should discount her just for being Mrs. Rhodes, and I’m sure she and Awesome Kong will get much more involved after Full Gear towards the next PPV. Cody had probably the best promo of 2019 tonight, and perhaps of his entire career. And those are big stakes, saying he’ll never ever challenge for the AEW World Championship again if he loses. I don’t know if that guarantees he wins or guarantees he loses, but I love that there’s more to this than just Cody proving something to us and himself and to Jericho.
Jericho’s parody of the Cody hype package was amazing. Heel or not, Jericho is always over for his ability to entertain. And we got a really good match out of him, Sammy, Omega and Hangman, and then that brawl was amazing! It managed to encapsulate all the stories, and it helps make the math a bit vague since there was no real end to it on air. Full Gear is going to be a great one-month marker for AEW, and greatly deserved.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)
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Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!
As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
- Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
- Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
- Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
- Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
- The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
- Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.
A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.
And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.
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- Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS The Workhorsemen; Reynolds & Silver win.
- Rush w/ Jose the Assistant VS Brian Pillman Jr; Rush wins.
- Athena & Diamante VS Skye Blue & Yuka Sakazaki; Skye & Yuka win.
- Top Flight VS Ari Daivari & Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling; Top Flight wins.
- The Kings of the Black Throne w/ Julia Hart VS Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum; The Kings of the Black Throne win.
- ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Blake Christian; Claudio wins.
A pretty good line-up, and I think Athena will end up in a program for her ROH Women’s Championship coming out of that tag match. Good tune-up match for Top Flight going into their AEW World Trios Championship program with the Elite, that should be a good win. And Blake Christian is going places. He’s had good stints on NJPW Strong, he’s in ROH and AEW, he’s going to give Claudio a great match. Claudio will still win, this is mostly to get things going towards Supercard of Honor on March 31st, but Blake could easily find himself going for a midcard title like the ROH Pure Championship or AEW All-Atlantic Championship.
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