Mayhem in Maryland marks a month of All Elite!
Grudge matches and gold, Full Gear has it all! Will The American Nightmare dethrone Le Champeon? Or will he fall and forever give up the title chase?
- Buy In – Britt Baker VS Bea Priestley; Baker wins.
- The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz; Santana & Ortiz win.
- Hangman Page VS PAC; Page wins.
- Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS Joey Janela; Spears wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: SoCal Uncensored VS The Lucha Brothers VS Private Party; SCU wins and retains the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Riho VS Emi Sakura; Riho wins and retains the AEW Women’s World Champion.
- AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Cody; Jericho wins and retains the AEW World Championship, Cody can no longer challenge for this title.
- Lights Out Unsanctioned Match: Kenny Omega VS Jon Moxley; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the AEW YouTube Pre-Show!
Golden Boy greets us to Baltimore for some great backstage exclusives.
SoCal Uncensored arrives!
Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky have that “game day drip” heading into their first AEW World Tag Team Championship defense in a triple threat. But they’re not coming in as underdogs, they are champions! SCU still feels Baltimore is the worst town they’ve ever been to, BUT (and it’s a big but, Scorpio loves big buts and he cannot lie) fans are going to watch SCU walk in and walk out the ring champions, despite having two great contenders. But it won’t matter who is in the ring, whether it’s Pentagon, Fenix, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Orange Cassidy, Butch Cassidy, they will understand that while it doesn’t rain much in SoCal, SoCal shall reign forever. SCU later tonight!
Bea Priestley speaks.
“Unprofessional. Reckless.” Britt wants to talk? Or shoot? First it was a concussion, then a black eye, “boo hoo.” This is a full contact sport, so it isn’t Bea’s fault Britt doesn’t know how to protect herself. Britt wants to say Bea isn’t professional? “You’re a f***ing dentist!” Britt spends her extra time playing with teeth, while Bea is training in the Stardom dojo, learning from some of the best in the world today. “This is my profession. Wrestling for you, Britt, is just something you do on your days off.”
Reckless? At least Bea gets the job done. Britt just complains on Twitter. Bea doesn’t make excuses, her work proves itself. But she’ll say it now: Britt is the poster girl for any promotion, perfect for wrestling five years ago. All the excuses lead back to the fact that Britt cannot hang with Bea, and Britt is just scared to admit it. Bea is the most dangerous person Britt will ever face, and highly underestimates that. Bea is going to unleash even more in the Buy-In, and END Britt Baker. Will this grudge match go too far?
Backstage interview with Hangman Page.
The rankings are out for AEW, Hangman is 3rd in the singles division but PAC is 2nd. Chances are, a win here leads to an AEW World Championship match. But Hangman is here for one thing: give PAC the ass-whooping he is overdue for. Hangman vows to blister Pac’s skin, break his back and “stomp his little balls ’til they pop!” Whatever happens after that doesn’t matter. It’s time for #CowboyShit.
Backstage interview with Joey Janela.
The Bad Boy quietly prepares for his match with Shawn Spears. It’s been rough, and “Sugar Daddy” Tully and “Sugar Baby” Shawn Spears are probably not taking this match seriously. Daddy is probably buying Baby a new purse. But Janela is here for business. For the first time in a long time, he feels a “certain type of way.” Spears is the “Chairman” but Janela knows more about chairs than him. But he won’t even need chairs, ladders, thumbtacks or barbed wire. Spears and Tully better watch this closely. All Janela need is his fists. He has been pigeonholed as a “hardcore outlaw macho goofball,” but the new fans just learning about him don’t know what he’s really capable of. And tonight, Baltimore will find out that Janela is a “bad, bad boy!” Janela heads out, but will he beat Spears down in return for the beating backstage?
It’s time to Buy In!
TAZ joins Excalibur and Golden Boy for commentary on this big night in Baltimore! And that starts with a match full of bad blood!
Britt Baker VS Bea Priestley!
Dr. Baker DMD and the “reckless” star of Stardom have been at each other since the Fight for the Fallen. But finally, they will get to go 1v1! Who will be left standing when all is said and done?
Bea throws her jacket at Britt and Britt wants after her, but referee Aubrey Edwards keeps her back. The bell rings and now the match begins! Britt fires off then whips but Bea bails out. Britt chases her back in the ring but Bea stomps Britt down. Bea whips Britt but Britt Thesz presses for fast hands! Bea gets away to the apron but Britt storms over, only to get a shoulder. Bea gets back in but Britt side steps and throws Bea by her hair! Britt rains down rights but Bea shoves her away. Fans rally and duel as Britt runs in. Bea dodges and runs back, but into the backslide! Bea slips out, but her buzzsaw misses, and Britt pump handle flips Bea, to then step through to the armbar! Britt wants the other arm but Bea scrambles! Bea rolls and kicks Britt again!
Fans boo Bea going for the head, but Bea doesn’t care. Bea drags Britt up and into a corner to whip corner to corner hard! Britt hits buckles then the mat, but Bea just looms over her. Bea stomps Britt on the back but the ref backs her off. Bea goes out to drag Britt to the post and pulls! The ref counts but Bea holds until 4. Bea just soaks up the heat as she goes back to the apron. Bea drags Britt up to club her down, and then chokes her on the ropes. Bea holds until 4 again, only to bend Britt back in a rope assisted camel clutch! She lets up at 4 to then run and back elbow Britt against ropes! Cover, TWO! Bea just soaks up the heat again before wrapping Britt in a chinlock. Bea grabs the arms to dig her knee into Britt’s back. Fans rally up and Britt powers her way to a ropebreak! Bea lets up to back off, but comes back into a forearm! Britt scoops but her back gives out, Bea BUZZSAWS! Cover, TWO!
Bea wraps Britt in body scissors and squeezes tight. Bea rolls Britt but Britt rolls back. Britt fights back and fans rally. Britt hammers the knee and Bea lets go, and now the two start throwing forearms! Fans are on Britt’s side with every shot, and Britt gets a flurry! But Bea kicks low to whip, only for Britt to dodge, double clotheslines take both women down! Fans cheer this closely contested match. A standing count begins and fans rally up. Bea sits up first and Britt is slow to follow. Bea throws forearms but Britt counter punches! Britt dodges, and rallies with clotheslines and shoulders! Bea flounders to a corner and Britt runs in, Shining Wizard! Another whip, but Bea goes up and over, only to get a Slingblade! Britt takes aim, spins Bea around, Fisherman Neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Bea survives and Britt grows frustrated.
Bea goes back to a corner but Britt fires herself up. Fans fire up with her, but Bea elbows Britt back. Bea dodges then clubs Britt in the back! Bea goes up top but Britt SLAPS her! The two brawl, Bea shoves Britt, but Britt storms back to trip Bea. Britt throws forearms then climbs up top. SUPERPLEX! But then Britt spins through, but her back gives out again! Bea runs in, misses the knee, CUTTER! Cover, TWO into a Crucifix, TWO! Britt escapes but both women are clutching their backs. Britt brings Bea up, wristlock ripcord, discus but Bea dodges to waistlock, German Suplex! Bea holds on to turn and drag Britt up, leg hook BACK suplex! Bridging cover, TWO!! But Bea is right on Britt with a modified crossface! Britt endures the clutch crossface fusion, and drags herself over, ropebreak! Bea lets go reluctantly and Britt gets to the apron.
Bea triangle jumps to DOUBLE STOMP! Bea wipes Britt out then drags her back in, cover, TWO!! Britt gets to a corner but Bea hoists her up into an Electric Chair! But Britt slips out, ripcord rolling elbow! DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!? Bea lives and Britt is losing her cool! Britt drags Bea up but Bea resists and switches to a roll-up, TWO! SUPERKICK! Page Turner! Rings of Saturn, but Bea grabs hair to make it a cover, TWO! SUPERKICK again! Rings of Saturn back on, Bea scrambles but can’t get loose, LOCKJAW! Bea taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
The mandible claw did its job! Britt beats Bea in Baltimore, is this going to lead Britt back to a title match?
Candles are extinguished.
“There are 8 million ways to die. She’s one.” Awesome Kong is here, with Brandi Rhodes! This devious duo goes down the ramp while Bea is still. Kong gets in, and a BIG back hand decks Bea! Kong takes off the glove, and produces a knife?! She hands it to Brandi before dragging Bea up. Underhooks, AWESOME butterfly facebuster! Fans cheer for “KONG! KONG! KONG!” but this isn’t done. Brandi hands the knife back to Kong then goes after Bea’s hair! Brandi takes a lock of Bea’s hair and Kong helps her cut it! A trophy of their victim is now part of Kong’s belt. Will there be more additions to the collection?
Pressure sets people apart.
“Those that have the ability to thrive under pressure achieve greatness.” Wins, success, championships. Those that feed off pressure continue to move forward. Tonight is all about pressure. “Greatness demands everything.” Who will crack under pressure? Who will prove that they are worthy of being All Elite?
The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz!
Full Gear begins with determining the best tag team on the planet today! Will it be Matt and Nick Jackson continuing their legacy? Or will it be the Inner Circle’s #ProudNPowerful Boricua Badasses from the Big Apple?
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is ringside to watch and support the Young Bucks in hopes of payback on PNP for attacking them. The teams sort out and we start with Nick Jackson and Santana.
Fans are already thunderous as Nick and Santana circle. But then both men take cheap shots on the opposing partner! Santana and Nick shove each other, then start brawling! But Matt and Ortiz each get payback with a cheap shot on Santana and Nick. To then start brawling with each other! All four men are brawling! Matt DECKS Ortiz, but Santana and Nick keep going. Nick back kicks then runs corner to corner but misses. Nick tries to get away but can’t, so he shoves Santana. Tag to Matt but Santana whips Nick. Nick goes up and over and baits Santana in, to a SPEAR! Nick hits Ortiz as Matt rains rights down on Santana! PNP bail out but get DOUBLE pescado! Matt rains more rights down before regrouping with Nick. Fans are fired up but Ortiz drags Nick out. Nick sends Ortiz into the front row! Matt puts Santana in the ring and pie faces him. Santana CHOPS back! But no Ortiz to tag…
Matt arm-drags Santana into an armlock, but Santana stands. Matt wrenches to tag Nick and Nick climbs to drop ax handles! Nick wrenches to tag Matt, Matt climbs to double stomp the arm! Matt blows a kiss to Ortiz as he returns. Matt wrenches but Santana ROCKS Matt with a right! Tag to Ortiz, but he runs into an arm-drag! Santana can’t believe it! Ortiz reaches a foot out and Santana tags, but that doesn’t count! Fans boo, that’s not fair. Matt wrenches Ortiz and tags Nick with his hand. Nick climbs to leap frog and jam the arm! Nick wrenches to give Ortiz a shoulder breaker, and they go around in a circle. Ortiz pie faces Matt with an extra F U added, but the ref keeps Matt back. Ortiz tags Santana with the hand, but now the ref says he didn’t see it so it can’t count! Fans boo on behalf of PNP, this just seems ticky-tacky.
Ortiz comes back in but runs into another arm-drag! Nick drags Ortiz into a headlock while fans chant “Ref, You Suck!” Ortiz yanks at the ref’s shirt before he powers out. The ref is busy adjusting his shirt as Nick kicks back. But Ortiz blocks the superkick and holds Nick out for Santana to kick rather low! Then Ortiz dragon screws the leg! Matt runs in but gets caught into a Gory Especial. Ortiz turns Nick over in a Boston Crab, and Santana adds on, it’s a Proud ‘n’ Powerful Camel Crab! Fans are loving this innovation! The ref counts at PNP but Santana lets Matt go to kick him out of the ring. Ortiz sits down deep on Nick in a Half Crab, but Nick powers to a ropebreak. The ref counts and Ortiz lets go at 4. Fans rally and duel but Ortiz taunts Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. Tag to Santana, and Santana hops up to double stomp the leg!
Santana tells off R’N’R before he suplexes Nick up and down. Cover, TWO! Santana taunts Nick before he claws the back. Santana scoop slams Nick, tags Ortiz, and Ortiz drops a back senton. Ortiz becomes a step for Santana to get some air for his own senton! Ortiz keeps moving, planking splash! Cover, TWO! Ortiz hits Matt off the apron before taking off his gloves. Ortiz claws Nick’s back a couple times, and shows his claws. Ortiz threatens the ref with those claws, and that allows Santana to attack Nick in the corner. Fans rally and duel as Ortiz runs in but Nick fights out! Nick ducks but gets caught, only to slip out of the back suplex! Hot tags to Santana and Matt! Matt shoulders into Santana, slnigshots over and ducks Ortiz to double clothesline PNP! Matt scoop slams Santana then heads up top. Matt LEAPS onto Ortiz!
Matt hurries back to the top rope and aims at Santana, Macho Elbow! Cover, TWO!! Santana survives but Matt keeps his cool. Matt drags Santana up to whip him into the Bucks’ corner. The Bucks mug Santana, but Santana fights back! Matt trips Santana, Nick tags in, catapult into the enziguri! Nick climbs up while Santana is on Matt’s knees, double stomp! Nick sees Ortiz and knocks him down for good measure, to then Shining Wizard Santana! Nick goes back after Ortiz, but Ortiz dodges the Penalty Kick, Nick kicks post! Fans feel that one for themselves but Ortiz shouts, “I’m a genius!” Ortiz trips Nick up so hard, Nick spikes into the apron! Ortiz drags Nick up to whip him into the front row! Santana whips Matt into R’N’R! But that just fires up Ricky and Robbie! The referee backs Santana off to stop riling up R’N’R, despite Baltimore wanting to see it! Instead, R’N’R help Matt get back to ringside while PNP focuses on Nick.
Santana CHOPS Nick and puts him into the ring. Nick hobbles with the bad leg and Santana goes after him in a corner. Santana rams his shoulder in, then puts the leg on the ropes. Santana attacks the legs with haymakers, then BOOTS Matt before dropkick’ing Nick’s legs! Santana flexes while Ortiz shouts “We’re the best!” Ortiz tags in and PNP set Nick up top. PNP climbs up but Nick fights back! Nick clubs and elbows and shoves them away, to leap, but into both men’s arms. PNP toss Nick back and his leg jams, but Nick boots Santana away. Ortiz hits Matt then runs corner to corner, to get boots, too! Nick runs in, but PNP dropkick out both legs! Fans duel as Santana wonders, “I thought you boys was tough.” Ortiz has a leg, and dragon screws it! Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz covers again, TWO! Again, TWO!
Nick SLAPS Ortiz then shoves. Ortiz SLAPS back! Nick fires off forearms, bobs ‘n’ weaves, and forearms again. Nick runs but into a rolling headbutt! Ortiz runs into a SUPERKICK! Both men fall but Baltimore fires up! Nick and Ortiz crawl for their corners, hot tags to Matt and Santana! Matt hits a Northern Lights! And another! It’s the Northern Lights Express! Ortiz runs in, Matt gets a DOUBLE! And then ANOTHER! Double bridging cover, TWO!! Baltimore is loving “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Matt tags Nick. Matt has Santana up, buckle bomb boot combo! Nick is wincing, but Matt has Santana in the drop zone. Nick finally reaches up top, RISKY BUSINESS! The moonsault and splash combo, cover, TWO! Santana survives but he’s dazed. Nick tags out, his ankle is still in a bad way. Ortiz trips Nick up!
Santana hits Matt, then Ortiz runs in. Enziguri misses, Matt ROCKS Ortiz! Matt ROCKS Santana! Matt whips Santana at Ortiz but Ortiz goes up and over to O’Conner roll Santana, to give him a boost for the CUTTER! PNP drag Matt up, double flapjack, step stool moonsault! Ortiz DIVES onto Nick while Santana covers, TWO!! The halfway mark on this time limit passes and PNP are frustrated. But Baltimore knows “This is Awesome!” Santana drags Matt over and tags Ortiz. Ortiz lifts Matt in a powerbomb as Santana climbs. Matt fights, and turns the Street Sweeper into a SUPER Belly2Belly! Then he cradles Ortiz, TWO! SUPERKICK! Ortiz flounders while Santana rolls out. Matt crawls, tag to Nick. Ortiz is using his teeth to help him get up on the ropes, but he gets DOUBLE SUPERKICKS to the back! Ortiz flounders out, Santana returns, springboard quebrada INTO SUPERKICKS!
Nick drags Ortiz up onto the top while Baltimore loses its mind. Matt goes over, Nick gets the powerbomb position while Matt has a cravat, SLICED BREAD BOMB! Shout out to MCMG! Cover, TWO!! Nick walks but his leg is still bothering him. Matt tags in and drags Ortiz up into position. Nick aims, springboards, but the leg gives out! Nick crashes and burns and Matt is concerned for his brother. Matt helps Nick to the top rope and goes back to Ortiz. But Ortiz flails out and tags Santana. Ortiz SUPERKICKS, Santana SUPERKICKS and Matt drops! PNP regroup while Nick tags in. Nick grits his teeth in pain but Santana pie faces him. Nick throws the headband and then SPITS on Santana! Santana takes the gum Nick had, and puts it in his mouth!
Nick fires off on PNP with forearms! Nick slows down but Santana spits the gum back! Nick back kicks over and over! Roundhouse! Roundhouse! Nick flips Santana off, SHINING WIZARD in the corner! And then bulldog huricanrana, but into a powerbomb! PENALTY KICK! Cover, but Matt shoves Ortiz into it! Fans are thunderous as this match continues! “Fight Forever!” Matt runs in but only gets post! Ortiz tags in, Santana climbs up. Santana mule kicks Matt while Ortiz pops NIck up, STREET SWEEPER! PROUD ‘N’ POWERFUL WIN!!
Winners: Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Ortiz pinning
An incredible match and an incredible win for the Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz! But this isn’t enough for them, they beat down the Bucks more! And on top of that, Sammy Guevara makes his way down the ramp, vlogging the whole thing. Fans boo and jeer as the “Spanish God” joins Santana & Ortiz in the ring. The Inner Circle celebrates while also keeping the Bucks down. PNP drags Nick up and Sammy brings out the sock full of baseballs! Ortiz starts swining, but R’N’R hop up on the apron!?
Ricky and Robbie sucker Ortiz and Sammy in and dump them out! Then Matt goes after Santana! Santana gets fast hands from everyone! Ricky keeps Sammy down, then he slingshots in to hit a DESTROYER!! And then he DIVES onto Sammy and Ortiz!! Baltimore can’t believe it, but Ricky still has something to give! The Young Bucks may not have won this battle, but will they and The Elite win the war with the Inner Circle?
Hangman Page VS PAC!
A series split 1-1 between the third and second contenders. With The American Nightmare going after Le Champeon tonight, that match’s winner might be meeting this match’s winner! But it isn’t even about the title, but about the grudge! Will the Problem Solver do some real #CowboyShit to the Bastard?
The bell rings and Pac runs at Hangman, only for Hangman to tackle him into a corner! Hangman haymakers and CHOPS away on Pac to then throw him out of the ring! Fans are fired up already as Hangman sends Pac into railing! Hangman drags Pac up to throw into more railings across the way! Fans are loving this as Hangman drags Pac up. Pac hits back, but still gets thrown into railing again! Hangman drags Pac up as fans chant “Cowboy Shit! Cowboy Shit!” Hangman puts Pac in but walks into a kick! Pac runs but into Hangman’s arms for a Fall Away Slam! Hangman kips up and standing shooting stars, but onto knees! Pac runs at Hangman in the corner, but Hangman counters his monkey flip and DECKS Pac out of the ring!
Hangman builds speed to DIVE! The tope rams Pac into barriers! Hangman drags Pac up and into the ring again, and runs corner to corner at Pac for a big clothesline! And then reels him in for another big clothesline! Cover, ONE! Hangman keeps his cool, fireman’s carries but Pac slips out. Pac swings but misses his enziguri! Hangman pump handle dead lifts to the suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Pac escapes but Hangman keeps his cool. Hangman walks into Pac’s kick and Pac hops up, but Hangman tries to Alabama him! Pac kicks and gets to the apron, holding on with a facelock. The referee tries to separate the two but Pac rubber bands the rope into Hangman’s face! Then Pac boots Hangman down, and again! Pac gets back in to stomp Hangman down! Fans boo and jeer, and the ref questions what happened to Hangman’s face. Pac just grinds his boot into Hangman’s head, but lets up at 4.
Pac drags Hangman up to whip corner to corner and hard! Hangman writhes but Pac just stomps him more! Fans boo and jeer but Pac just pretends he can’t hear them. Pac grinds his boot in again, but lets up at 4. The ref reprimands Pac but Pac just mocks him. Pac drags Hangman up, snapmares and dropkicks the head! Cover, TWO! Pac took it too easy, and he facelocks Hangman. Hangman endures and fans rally up behind him. Pac whips Hangman into a corner and throws an uppercut! Cover, TWO! Hangman gets to a corner but Pac chokes him on the ropes. Pac lets up at 2 but then BOOTS Hangman in the corner. And again! Hangman dares him to give another, so Pac does! Pac chokes Hangman again, but lets up at 3. The ref reprimands Pac but it just goes in one ear and out the other as Pac snapmares to a cover. TWO, so Pac rams his knee in and wraps on a chinlock.
Fans rally up as Hangman endures. Pac drops a knee on Hangman, then tells the fans to shush. Fans boo instead. Pac goes back to Hangman, but Hangman is up and he CHOPS Pac back! And CHOPS! And again! But Pac back kicks hard! Pac runs, to boot Hangman down! Fans boo and jeer but Pac soaks it all up. Pac wraps Hangman into a headlock on the mat. Hangman keeps it from being a cover so Pac just cranks back. Fans rally as Hangman endures. Hangman fights his way up and throws body shots. Hangman throws a forearm but Pac gives it back! Pac whips Hangman but Hangman reverses. Hangman runs in but into a BOOT! Pac drags Hangman into the drop zone, and hears the fans booing as he climbs up. From the second rope, Phoenix Splash FLOPS!
Hangman drags himself up with ropes as a standing count begins. Hangman is up at 3, but Pac is up right after. Pac turns around into a lariat! And an elbow! Hangman whips but Pac reverses, Hangman bounces off buckles to LARIAT Pac down! Baltimore fires up for Hangman as he stands Pac up for more CHOPS! Hangman whips Pac, but Pac dodges and BOOTS again! Pac runs but Hangman follows, and turns the huricanrana into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Hangman keeps his cool while he stands back up. Pac rolls out to the apron as fans rally and duel. Hangman joins Pac on the apron, but Pac throws forearms! Pac runs in, but into a side slam on the apron! Hangman throws Pac into railings again, then climbs up top. Hangman has the fans fired up, SUPER MOONSAULT! And “Hot damn!” he lands on his feet!
Hangman puts Pac in the ring, runs, and BOOTS Pac down! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives but Hangman isn’t done here. Hangman goes to the apron and takes aim as Pac rises. Pac flounders out of range of the Buckshot! Pac goes to a corner of the railing, but Hangman just goes around the way. Hangman walks over but Pac hits low! Then gives Hangman a BRAIN BUSTER on the chair!! Both men are down and Baltimore loses their minds! Pac leaves Hangman for dead while the referee checks on him. Somehow, Hangman is okay to continue, so a ring count begins. The count passes 5 before Hangman stirs. Hangman rises at 7, stands at 8, flounders over at 9, and gets in at 9.9! Pac is furious but Hangman got in before 10. Pac goes up top and aims at Hangman as he flounders up. BIG missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives that whiplash, but Pac is just getting angry.
Pac sits Hangman up for a swift kick! And another! Hangman eggs Pac on and gets more KICKS! Pac soaks up the heat as Hangman flops over. Pac drags Hangman up and whips him to a corner. Hangman puts Pac on the apron, but gets an enziguri! We reach the 15 minute mark as Pac hops up fast, but Hangman trips him up! Hangman climbs to join Pac, and goes to the very top, SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are loving this as both men are down. Hangman rolls out to the apron, and fans know what’s coming! Pac rises as fans duel and Hangman slingshots, into a SUPERKICK! Hangman staggers but fires up! Hangman runs in, Pac side steps, SNAP German Suplex! Pac fires up now, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! How you doing, Prizefighter?
Hangman Alabama lifts but Pac fights out. Pac crawls into an IRON OCTOPUS! Hangman is already fading, this floating Brutalizer is, well, brutal! But Hangman refuses to quit, he barrels into ropes for the ropebreak! Pac lets go reluctantly, and Hangman crawls to a corner. Pac makes sure Hangman is in the drop zone before climbing up again. Pac aims, BLACK ARROW FLOPS!! Twice, Pac misses going up high! Hangman slingshots, but Pac ducks under! Pac waistlocks, Hangman standing switches, but they end up going into the ref! Pac low blow mule kicks, but Hangman caught it! Rolling elbow! DISCUS! Alabama lift, DEAD EYE!! Cover, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Adam Page, by pinfall
Now that was some real #CowboyShit! And it is Pac’s first true loss! Is this win enough to earn Hangman another shot at the AEW World Championship? Who will even be the champion should he have it?
Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS Joey Janela!
The Chairman, or rather chair man, and his Horseman mentor felt greatly disrespected by the Bad Boy’s soda cigarette prank. But Janela didn’t exactly appreciate the payback in the form of pliers pulling his tongue and a cigarette burning his mouth! Two men with vicious streaks longer than the New England coast are about to battle, but who walks out of Baltimore the winner?
The bell rings and Janela rushes Spears only to be put in the corner. But Janela turns it around fast to CHOP Spears back! Janela CHOPS more and more, but Spears kicks low. They start brawling, and Janela throws more CHOPS! Fans are on Janela’s side as he rips off Spears’ “No More Garbage Wrestling” shirt. Spears bails out to regroup with Tully, and Tully gives him some coaching. Spears goes around while Tully distracts, but Janela sees it coming and hits Spears down. Janela builds speed but Tully is in his way. Spears slides in but Janela sees this coming, too, and CHOPS Spears again! Janela whips but Spears reverses, only for Janela to huricanrana Spears out! Janela runs to the corner, hops up and over, but Spears swings to counter.
Janela hops over that to mule kick Spears back! Then Janela runs, and leaps into a spinning powerslam! Spears slams Janela into the floor! Spears leaves Janela behind for the ring count to begin. Janela stirs so Spears fetches him into the ring. Spears forearms Janela in the back and again, then asks “Does it hurt, Joe?!” Spears shoves Janela into ropes and clubs him down! Fans boo but Spears puts Janela in a corner to CHOP! Spears CHOPS again, but fans rally for the “Bad Boy!” Spears CHOPS, Janela CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Janela gets the edge with those CHOPS, then whips Spears corner to corner. Spears reverses to send Janela into buckles hard. Spears drags Janela out for an apron back suplex! Fans boo and jeer but Spears just goes back to Janela in the ring. Spears drags Janela up and scoops for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO, and Spears starts getting upset with the ref.
Spears wraps Janela up in a chinlock, digging a knee into Janela’s back. Fans rally up and Janela fights his way up, to throw body shots. Janela runs, but Spears sends him right out of the ring! Janela crashes and burns with both apron and floor, but Spears won’t leave him be. Spears goes out to drag Janela up into the ring and has him in a corner. Spears CHOPS Janela, then climbs up to go after the post’s cross bar. Spears grabs a handful of Janela’s hair and even the tag rope, to tie Janela to the cross bar! The ref reprimands and counts but Spears rains down rights! Janela is caught because of a ponytail, but he still boots back! And again! Janela wants to run but the hair holds him back! Janela hops out to work at the knot. Spears runs over but Janela throws forearms! Janela rips free of the ponytail prison!
Janela hops up, but Spears gets clear of the dropkick! SHARPSHOOTER! Spears sits down deep, but Janela endures. Spears taunts the Bad Boy but Baltimore gives Janela the strength to fight towards ropes! Ropebreak! Spears lets go at 4, and argues with the ref. But Spears turns around into a mule kick! Spears doubles over and hobbles up, and Janela throws body shots. The two start brawling and Janela gets the edge. Janela haymakers over and over, then bumps Spears off buckles. Janela throws more haymakers then stomps a mudhole into Spears! Fans fire up with Janela as he runs side to side, running knee! Janela keeps moving, but Spears bails out. So Janela hops up top, to CANNONBALL onto Spears! Fans fire up as Janela drags Spears up and into the ring. Janela climbs again but Spears springs up to OVERHEAD SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!!
Tully is furious with the ref but Spears drags Janela up. Janela cradle counters, TWO! Janela throws Spears out then builds speed to DIVE! Top Suicida sends Spears into the barriers! Janela puts Spears in to boot and kick! Janela runs, rabbit clothesline! Then a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Tully coaches Spears up but the fans rally for the “Bad Boy!” Spears grabs Janela’s leg but Janela gives Spears Danielson Stomps! Tully gets on the apron but Janela stares him down. Tully backs away and Janela goes up top. Spears trips Janela, CHOPS him, then climbs up to join him. Spears scoops Janela, BACKBREAKER on the buckle bar! Janela is down on the outside and Tully demands the ref count, but it’s really a distraction so Spears can expose a buckle on the far side! Spears succeeds, but the buckle pad is so obvious in the middle of the ring. But this is a double fake, as Spears really goes after Janela with Tully’s help, SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Spears drags Janela up and in, fireman’s carry, C4 Driver! Cover, Spears wins!!
Winner: Shawn Spears, by pinfall
Tully was three steps ahead of everyone else, and he helps Spears get a big win! Will this help Spears achieve #PERFECT10N?
Backstage interview with Kip Sabian.
Golden Boy has Superbad, but Kip didn’t realize. He thought GB was an intern. But why this sudden change in attitude? Ever since arriving, Kip was going straight down the middle. Kip found there were alliances all over, so Kip took it upon himself to carve his own path. That’s when he met like-minded men in The Hybrid2. The trio hasn’t worked out perfectly, but even the greatest rock bands didn’t come up with their greatest hits right away. Alliances are about people you can trust and you have chemistry with. And so now, Kip has PENELOPE FORD! The Superbad Squad is here with some sex appeal to inject into this “loser” company. Why be bad when you can be superbad. But this is boring, so “cheerio, dweeb.” Janela is going to be upset when he learns the Bad Girl has ditched him for a Superbad boy.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: SoCal Uncensored VS The Lucha Brothers VS Private Party!
The tournament to crown the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions was intense from start to finish! But it was incredibly personal after what Pentagon and Fenix did to Christopher Daniels before SCU even competed. But The Closer, Scorpio Sky, was able to substitute in, and it would be SCU that took the gold! However, that was only the beginning for Scorpio and Frankie Kazarian. A Bronze Medal Match gave Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy a second chance, and now three teams fight in just the first ever defense of these titles! Who comes out the new gold standard in the AEW Tag Division?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the teams sort out. The Lucha Brothers sit it out as Kaz starts with Quen.
The two circle, tie up and Kaz waistlocks to a slam. Kaz floats to a facelock but Quen works his way up to wrench out. Kaz wrenches back and then headlocks and holds on as Quen tries to power out. Kaz gets a headlock takeover but Quen rolls to make it a cover. ONE and Kaz holds on. Quen powers out, Kaz goes up and over but so does Quen. Kaz runs into a sweep and cover, ONE! Kaz returns the sweep and cover, ONE! Kaz kips up and stares Quen down as fans cheer. Quen and Kaz circle but Fenix tags in off of Quen. That’s how a triple threat tag works, after all. Pentagon taunts and Kaz swings on him, but Fenix runs in. Kaz dodges, rolls Fenix up, TWO! Kaz rocks Fenix with a right then whips, but Fenix tiger feints to body check Kaz down, BUZZSAW! Fenix SUPERKICKS Scorpio for good measure!
But then Scorpio and Private Party all rush in! The ref keeps Scorpio back while the Lucha Brothers both waistlock Private Party. They shove Quen and Kassidy at each other, Private Party collides and falls to their knees. The Lucha Brothers count it out, “Uno! Dos! Tres!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Private Party bails out and Fenix hits Kaz with a suplex to a cover, TWO! Fenix clubs Kaz down and fans fire up as he brings Kaz over. Tag to Pentagon, and the brothers double whip. Fenix shoulders into Kaz then Pentagon adds a kick! Fenix wheelbarrows and rolls Pentagon for him to do the same, Fenix springs up to huricanrana Kaz into Pentagon’s boots! Pentagon covers, TWO! Pentagon is immediately upset with the referee, but two is two. Pentagon stalks Kaz as fans rally up, and he KICKS out the leg!
Pentagon swaggers up to Scorpio, “CERO MIEDO!”but turns around into Kaz’s haymaker! Pentagon hits back, then underhooks Kaz, but Kaz slips out, ducks the clothesline but turns around into a mule kick! Pentagon runs but Kaz follows with a forearm! Kaz runs but Pentagon comes back, double clotheslines wipe both men out! Both men crawl for their corners as fans rally, but Fenix SUPERKICKS Scorpio! Kaz still goes to the SCU corner but Pentagon runs in! Kaz goes up and over and has no real choice but to hot tag Kassidy! Kassidy springboard huricanranas Pentagon! But Fenix rushes in to haymaker Kassidy! Fenix whips but Kassidy reverses to hit a rolling roundhouse! Kassidy springboards to backwards leap frog Pentagon for a facebuster! Kassidy rolls back into a wheelbarrow, bulldog leg drop takes down both brothers! Cover, TWO!
SCU regroups on the outside while Kassidy tags in Quen. Private Party has Pentagon with double whips, atomic drop to squealing enziguri! Sweep and camel clutch, “Say Cheese!” Double stomp! Cover, TWO!! Pentagon survives but Quen drags Pentagon up to the top rope of the open corner. Quen calls for it, he rains down punches for “Shots! Shots!” But Pentagon slips out to KICK Quen in the butt! Pentagon Electric Chairs Quen and tags in Fenix. Fenix hops up, leaps, missile dropkick doomsday! Fenix gets an idea, and he makes the ref do the Cero Miedo with him! But this is a distraction so Pentagon can blow up the SCU corner! Kassidy runs in but into a trophy lift, to a SUPERKICK! Fenix and Pentagon combine again, wheelbarrow monkey flip senton! Fenix drags Quen to a cover, TWO!
Fenix kicks Quen while he’s down then rallies the fans. Fenix drags Quen up but Quen fights back. Fenix clubs him down, wrenches him and kicks him again. Tag to Pentagon, and fans sing “Ole~ ole ole ole~!” as Pentagon underhooks Quen. Fenix climbs up top, but Quen slips out to shove Pentagon. Pentagon goes up and over, BACKSTABBER! Cover but Kaz breaks it even before Kassidy can. Kassidy takes offense and starts shoving Kaz. Kassidy then kicks Kaz, whips but Kaz reverses to send Kassidy out onto the ramp! Quen gets up but Pentagon catches him to a pump handle, but Quen flips out! Quen runs to flapjack dropkick! Both men are down and now tables have turned. Quen can’t take Kassidy so he goes to SCU to tag in Scorpio! Pentagon tags Fenix but Scorpio rallies with clotheslines! And a dropkick!
Fans fire up with SCU as Scorpio drags Fenix up for forearms. Scorpio runs and sees the somersault coming so he kicks Fenix first! Then more kicks, to run into the dumdum stomps! Scorpio mocks Cero Miedo, goes to the apron and slingshots in for a cutter! Into the dragon sleeper clutch! Kassidy runs in but Kaz intercepts and throws him out, to then slingshot Kassidy in for a cutter! And also a dragon sleeper clutch! Pentagon runs in to Penalty Kick them apart! Quen also goes after Kaz, but Pentagon gets him with the oldest trick in the book to KICK out the leg! Pentagon whips but Quen reverses, Kaz puts Pentagon out and catches him with the guillotine leg drop! Kaz haymakers Quen hard, then slingshots to huricanrana Pentagon! Kaz almost wrecks himself, but here comes Quen! Fosbury Flop 2-for-1!
Scorpio takes aim, only for Fenix to intercept with a tightrope Penalty Kick! Fans fire up as Kassidy dodges Fenix to TORNILLO onto the other four! But that just leaves Fenix with the biggest target yet. Fenix goes to the top rope, hop hop and ULTIMO TORNILLO! Baltimore is thunderous for that one! Fenix takes a lap before putting Scorpio back in. Scorpio fights the waistlock with elbows then whips. Fenix tiger feints and roundhouses! Fenix uses the ramp for speed, step up springboard crossbody! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives but Fenix is not deterred. Fenix runs corner to corner but Scorpio catches him! Scorpio sits Fenix up top, tag to Kaz, and Scorpio gives Kaz the boost for a SUPER DDT!! Cover, but Pentagon kicks it apart!
Private Party throw Pentagon out, then drag Fenix over to their corner. Quen tags in off Fenix, goes after Kaz, spinning PELE! Scorpio runs in, he gets a PELE! Kassidy mule kicks, then gets a boost from Quen for the Stunner! Kassidy holds Kaz for Quen’s electric slide kick! Then assisted SQUEALING Sliced Bread! Quen goes up as fans fire up! Kassidy keeps Kaz in the drop zone, SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!! The Bronze Medals almost became gold! Tag to Kassidy and Private Party brings Kaz up again. We know what they’re planning, but so does Scorpio! Scorpio waistlocks Kassidy and Kaz manages to resist the Super Steiner! Scorpio shoves Kassidy into Quen, then waistlocks Kassidy again. Gory Especial, SCU LATER!! Cover, SCU wins!!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Kaz pinning; still AEW World Tag Team Champions
But the Lucha Brothers are NOT standing for this! They take down Kaz and Scorpio from behind! Pentagon rains down hands while Fenix rams Scorpio all the way to barriers. Pentagon has a chair! He sets that down and drags Kaz over, CERO MIE- The lights go down!? And when they come back, there’s a second Pentagon!? He mimics Pentagon perfectly, then hits an STO! And dribbles Pentagon’s head off the mat! Fenix runs in but Fake Pentagon gets him in underhooks, and uses a butterfly driver to throw Fenix onto the real Pentagon! Wait, that move…
YES! Christopher Daniels is back! The Fallen Angel has the chair and he swings, but the Lucha Brothers get clear! Daniels dares Pentagon and Fenix to come back for more, but they retreat. SCU is back at 100%, but will they get revenge on the Lucha Brothers in the near future?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Riho VS Emi Sakura!
The wrestling idol and inaugural champion defends her title against the woman who trained her! Riho has already made history and has already overcome odds, but can she overcome “Emi Mercury”?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Emi is already emotional as the bell rings on this student VS teacher title match!
Fans cheer and rally as Riho and Emi tie up with a test of strength. They go knuckle lock to knuckle lock and shoulder to shoulder. Emi bends Riho back and hops on, but Riho maintains the bridge! Emi tries again but Riho stays up! Riho powers her way back up but Emi sweeps the legs! Emi stomps Riho then drags her up for a laughing hair biel! Riho flounders to a corner but Emi drags her up to throw her again. But Riho cartwheels, only to leap into a slam! Cover, but Riho uses the Matrix to escape! Riho runs, dropkicks Emi but Emi rebounds with her own! Emi stomps Riho then drags her up to CHOP her against ropes. Emi runs but Riho puts her on the apron. Riho runs in but Emi shoulders her back. Emi steps in but Riho goes out, and Emi CHOPS. Emi runs to body check Riho to the floor! The student is down but okay to continue.
Emi dares Riho to get up, and Riho stands at 4. Emi goes up top but Riho anchors her fast! Riho hurries around the way to club Emi with forearms. Riho trips Emi into a Tree of Woe, then climbs up, to drop WOE STOMPS into the apron! Emi rolls into the ring but is much more worse for wear. Riho gets in and goes corner to corner, corner meteora to roll-up! TWO, but Riho has the Half Crab! Emi endures as Riho pulls back as hard as she can! Emi crawls as fans rally, and she gets the ropebreak! Riho lets go and brings Emi up. Riho suplexes but Emi resists. Emi turns Riho around, swinging Complete Shot! Emi stomp stomp claps to get the fans going. Fans echo, “We Will, We Will, Rock You!” Emi runs corner to corner, another body check in the corner!
Emi drags Riho around to hook the legs and grab the arms. Emi brings Riho up into the Romero Special! And starts rolling! Riho endures the Rolling Romero so Emi tosses her off. Fans cheer as Emi circles around Riho. Emi eggs Riho on and Riho hits back. Emi stomps as fans duel. Riho keeps fighting back but Emi stomps her back down. Emi drags Riho up into a scoop but Riho slips out to a waistlock! Emi does a dance and elbows free. Emi runs but Riho drop toeholds! Riho runs to 619! Riho climbs up as Emi staggers, flying crossbody! Cover, TWO!! Emi survives but Riho won’t be deterred. Riho drags Emi up, but Emi blocks the Northern Lights and claws Riho’s back! Emi “cries” for being reprimanded. Emi whips Riho corner to corner but Riho reverses and hits a big knee! Riho keeps going, but runs into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Underhooks, butterfly backbreaker!
Emi drags Riho to a drop zone, hops up, Vader STOMPS! Emi crushes Riho’s arm, but she’s not done! Vader SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Riho survives but Emi just grins. Emi drags Riho up off the ropes and underhooks. Tiger Driver! But Riho suddenly springs up to DOUBLE STOMP! Both women are down and Baltimore rallies up! A standing count begins, and both women stir at 3. The count passes 5, Emi stands using the ropes. She’s up at 7, and CHOPS Riho! Emi eggs Riho on, and Riho forearms back! Emi forearms Riho, but Riho forearms again! Emi CHOPS, Riho forearms! And forearm and forearm! Riho fires off with fury and fans love it! The ref backs Riho off at the ropes, but Emi fires off a strike fest! Two slaps and a kick, then another CHOP! Riho rebounds, wheelbarrow STOMPS! Riho drags Emi up and into the NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!
Emi escapes but Riho won’t let up. Riho sits Emi up and runs corner to corner, but no Meteora! So Riho hops up to come back with another double stomp! Fans cheer as Riho goes up top. Riho leaps, BIG DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO with a bridge!! Emi survives the coup de grace, but Riho is not going to let up. Riho goes to run but Emi anchors a foot. Riho hammers away but Emi will not let go. Riho keeps hammering, fires up, but Emi reels her in, SNAP SAIDO! Eim drags Riho up fast, underhooks, Canadian rack, STORM BREAKER! Did Emi just become the Aerial Assassin?! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Riho survives by mere inches! Emi is frustrated but fans are firing up again. Emi drags Riho up, wants another underhook, but Riho lands on her feet out of the driver! Point-blank meteora! Emi sits up as Riho aims from the corner, but she ducks the basement meteora for a sunset flip! TWO!!
Emi wants La Magistrol but Riho slips free, but gets spun into a backslide! ONE but Emi is right on Riho with an Oklahoma Roll! Riho slips out again! ANOTHER point-blank meteora! Fans fire up as Riho gets running, but Emi is ready with a clothesline. Riho makes it a tilt-o-whirl, crucifix, then sunset flip! High stack, RIHO WINS!
Winner: Riho, by pinfall; still AEW Women’s World Champion
Riho is on a roll! She gets the better of her teacher to retain the title! And as such, her teacher shows her respect by both shaking her hand, and raising it high. How much higher can Riho rise from here?
AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Cody!
Le Champeon has turned this from a simple world title match to a personal grudge! Jericho thinks the American Nightmare is an “entitled Millennial bitch” but Cody turned it around on the “stupid dick.” And even if there weren’t insults hurled, punches thrown and an assault committed on Dustin Rhodes, Cody already upped the ante by deciding, as an Executive Vice President yet also a wrestler, that should he lose tonight, he will never challenge for this title again! Will Cody achieve revenge and greatness all at once? Or is he dooming himself to a title scene exile?
As also announced before reaching this point, this match will have three legendary judges watching just in case the 60 minute time limit is reached. Those judges are Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, and The Great Muta! Will their expert opinions be needed? Or can a decision be reached before the hour is up?
Cody has his best friend, Maxwell Jacob Freeman, by his side as he heads to the ring. Jericho, meanwhile, has the savage Jake Hager. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Baltimore is already thunderous with the bell!
Fans tell Jericho, “F*** Your Birthday!” which makes Cody smile. Jericho bails out to complain about the disrespect, but he does return to the ring. Jericho and Cody circle, and fans rally up for Cody. Also, Jericho is wearing a weight belt to parody Cody’s. The two finally tie up and then break. Jericho and Cody circle again, then tie up. Cody wrenches to a wristlock but Jericho slips around to hammerlock Cody back. Jericho brings Cody to a knee, but Cody goes for a leg. Jericho grabs ropes so Cody pats him on the back and cartwheels away. The two circle and tie up, and Jericho powers Cody to a corner. Jericho gives a rougher break but then runs off when Cody approaches. Jericho regroups with Hager and whispers something. Jericho takes his time returning, then ties up.
Cody waistlocks, half nelsons then headlocks, but Jericho spins out to his own headlock. Fans rally and Cody powers out, but Jericho runs him over. Jericho soaks up the heat but things speed up. Cody hurdles but Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Cody kicks back for the Rhodes dropping uppercut! Jericho bails out in frustration and even gets in the face of Dean Malenko. There’s history there, too. Jericho goes back to the ring and takes his time returning. Cody and Jericho tie up again, and Cody waistlocks. Jericho wrenches to a standing switch, but Cody works on his own. Cody gets the switch but Jericho elbows out hard. Jericho waistlocks again, but Cody pries at the hold. Cody hammers at the hands then wrenches to a hammerlock. Jericho spins through to hammerlock then waistlock, but Cody pries at the hold again.
Cody wrenches around to another hammerlock but Jericho gets the reversal again. Cody runs at the ropes to throw Jericho out! Cody runs to DIVE! Tope suicida hits Jericho into railing! Fans are fired up as Cody drags Jericho up and into the ring. Cody goes up top, leaps and missile dropkicks Jericho down! Cover, TWO! Cody drags Jericho around to a corner, laces the arm and pulls! He lets up at the ref’s count, but is right back on Jericho with a CHOP! Cody CHOPS again, then goes after the right arm for a shoulder breaker! Cody drags Jericho around to throw the arm on the mat! MJF taunts Jericho, “Hit the Judas Effect now!” Cody has the arm again, and puts it in a high keylock. Jericho endures as Cody leans on him. Cody STOMPS the arm! Fans cheer as Cody drags Jericho up to yank on the arm.
Cody whips corner to corner but Jericho reverses. Cody goes up and over and catches Jericho for the spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO! Jericho gets up but Cody clotheslines him to the ramp! Jericho hits hard, Cody builds speed, and Cody LEAPS! Jericho moves, Cody scorpion folds himself!! Referee Aubrey Edwards checks on Cody, Cody busted himself open on the diamond plated steel! Cody already has half a crimson mask! The referee keeps Jericho back for the medic, but MJF also pleads this not end the match. The medic works to patch Cody up but Jericho celebrates already. Mama Rhodes worries for her son but Cody gets back in the ring. So Hager gets Jericho a chair! Jericho uses it to take a seat rather than hit Cody. Then Jericho BOOTS Cody down! Jericho soaks up the heat, then decks Cody with a right.
Jericho tosses the chair because he goes after Cody’s wound with his bare hands! Fans boo but Jericho just throws Cody out. Jericho keeps the ref distracted but MJF protests, because Hager gets a cheap shot in! The medic tries to stop the blood but Cody mentions his ribs aren’t good, either. Jericho just soaks up the heat while Cody slowly gets up. Jericho comes over to drag Cody up and club away on his back. Jericho suplexes Cody up and then hangs him out to dry on the ropes! Cody flops off, and those ribs are only feeling worse. Hager taunts Cody while Jericho talks trash to the judges. Jericho goes back to Cody as fans rally up. Jericho keeps punching but Cody hits back! Cody fires up, runs, but into a kitchen sink knee! Cover, TWO! Jericho keeps his cool as he drags Cody back up. Jericho throws a big forearm into the ribs! Cody goes to a corner and Jericho grinds his boot into Cody’s head!
The ref counts and Jericho lets off to argue with her. Jericho drags Cody up to kick the ribs, then rams his shoulder in over and over. Jericho CHOPS Cody then throws more body shots. The ref tells him to back off but Jericho CHOPS more! Jericho whips Cody corner to corner but Cody boots back! Cody hurries up top, MOONSAULT FLOPS! Jericho covers, TWO! Cody survives his own wild idea and Jericho encourages the boos and jeers. Jericho drags Cody into a chinlock but Cody fights his way up. Fans rally but Jericho wrangles Cody back down. Cody stands up and stomps Jericho’s foot. Cody punches but Jericho knees and puts on the cobra twist! Jericho tortures those ribs, but MJF rallies fans back up. Jericho hammers Cody but Cody refuses to quit. Jericho digs his elbow in and hammers the ribs more, but still Cody refuses to quit. Cody pries free of the hold and hip tosses Jericho down!
Cody rests in a corner as fans rally up more. Cody hobbles over, into a dropkick! Jericho covers, TWO! Jericho slaps Cody around, then puts on a chinlock. Jericho digs his knee in but Cody endures still. Cody pries at the hold, fights his way up, and throws body shots and haymakers back on Jericho. Cody whips, Jericho holds ropes and denies the dropkick! LIONSAULT, onto knees! Cody springboards, CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Cody is furious! Fans fire up with Cody as he goes at Jericho with clotheslines and a boot! Then Cody rains down rights in the corner, all the way to 10! Jericho goes to the apron, Cody triangle jumps for the Beautiful Disaster Kick! Fans are rallying up again as Cody goes out to fetch Jericho, but Jericho kicks back. Jericho knees Cody’s ribs again, then scoops Cody to ram into the post!
Jericho leaves Cody behind to go back to the ring. Jericho waves hi to Mama Rhodes, then goes out to get in her face. She SLAPS Jericho! Security keeps Jericho from responding, and then Cody SPEARS Jericho down! Mama Rhodes even gets another slap in! Cody puts Jericho in, then gives mama a hug. Cody goes to the ring, stalks behind Jericho, and whips Jericho corner to corner. Jericho goes up but gets blocked, into an ALABAMA SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Hardcore Holly’s move doesn’t quite end it, but Cody isn’t done. Cody drags Jericho up by his legs, “WOO~!” Figure Four Leg Lock! Jericho endures the Nature Boy’s hold and fans chant for him to “TAP! TAP!” Jericho flails, reaches, and turns the hold over! Cody now suffers the pain, but he turns it back over! Cody gets the ropebreak for himself, just in case Jericho tries to turn it again.
The two unlock but Hager pushes Cody! Hager gets on the apron but the ref tells him to get back. Hager talks trash over and over, but Cody sends Jericho into him! O’Conner roll, TWO!! And Cody is sent into Hager’s sucker punch! MJF spots that and points it out. Aubrey EJECTS Hager! MJF joins the fans in singing “Hey hey hey~! Good bye~!” But then Hager attacks MJF! He throws MJF into barriers! And into the apron! Hager leaves, having done damage to Cody’s best friend. But in all this distraction, Jericho has the AEW title belt back, and aims at Cody! TITLE SMASH! Jericho hides the evidence and plays dead! Both men are “down,” but Jericho grins as he rises. Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!?! Cody survives and Jericho can’t believe it!
Jericho dares Cody to get up, and he prepares the elbow. But Cody blocks Judas Effect, into CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?! Jericho survives and no one can believe it! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Cody and Jericho slowly stir. Cody and Jericho brawl on their knees with big forearms. Fans are on Cody’s side, not on Jericho’s. The hands speed up and Cody gets an edge! Jericho hits back but Cody starts jabbing! American Dream would be proud of that Bionic Elbow! Cover, TWO!! Cody looms over Jericho to stomp him over and over. Cody runs, springboards, into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! Cody survives and MJF is relieved to say the least! Jericho grows frustrated with Cody but fans love “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Jericho goes back to Cody to stomp him more. Jericho kicks Cody to a corner then hauls him up for another big knee to the ribs. Cody is against the ropes and Jericho chokes him again. The fans boo but Jericho soaks up the heat. Jericho clubs Cody down then takes off his Le Champeon weight belt. To LASH Cody! And again! And again! Jericho does not stop whipping Cody with the belt! But the ref takes it from him! Jericho drags Cody up and towards the corner to bump off buckles. Jericho hops up, drags Cody in, but Cody breaks free to SUPERKICK! Then Cody climbs up top, for a SUPER- No, no Super Steiner! Jericho drops down, Walls of Jericho!! Jericho sits deep on the hold, but Cody powers up to head for the ropes. Cody falls, comes close, but powers up again as fans rally as hard as they ever have, ROPEBREAK!
Jericho lets go, but rains down rights to that head wound. The ref backs him off because they were closed fists, but then Jericho pushes her. So she pushes back! And Cody rolls Jericho up! TWO! Jericho body shots then trips Cody! Jericho works to turn Cody, but does MJF have a towel?! Jericho stomps away on Cody’s head! MJF is torn on what to do for his best friend, but Cody is in the Lion’s Tamer! And it is EXTRA DEEP! MJF throws in the towel!?
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission; still AEW World Champion
Fans can’t believe Cody’s best friend would do that! Cody loses but not by his choice! And now, he will never have another chance at this title! But is this the hard decision MJF had to make to save his friend from losing his career? But Jericho takes his belt and leaves, ready to celebrate his first defense alongside his Inner Circle, who meet him at the stage. And yes, they have a little bit of the bubbly! Will anyone be able to dethrone Le Champeon?
As for MJF in the ring, he still looks very conflicted. He didn’t want Cody to lose, but he didn’t want Cody to suffer. He tries to explain things to Cody, but fans are certainly still upset with MJF. MJF gets emotional as he apologizes, but Cody doesn’t even look at him. But then Cody stands MJF up, pats him on the shoulder, but then MJF LOW BLOWS CODY!? And he grins! MJF pie faces Cody down, and glares down at his “best friend.” Fans call MJF an “A**hole!” as MJF says it’s his turn. MJF leaves Cody down in the ring, smirking as he goes. Fans SPLASH MJF with water, but MJF just smiles more. Insult to injury of the highest degree, what will be Cody’s response?
Lights Out Unsanctioned Match: Kenny Omega VS Jon Moxley!
The Best Bout Machine and the Death Rider have taken things to a rather extreme level. So much so, that Tony Khan himself felt AEW could not take responsibility for what happens between them. However, that was far from what Moxley wanted, because now it will never count on the record books. Moxley wants to break out of the box he’s been put in, but he’ll just have to settle for breaking Omega instead. How far will each man go to get past the other?
Justin Roberts explains that the lights will turn off then back on, and that there will be no rule but to win! The lights do as said, Omega makes his entrance, followed by Moxley’s entrance from the crowd. Tensions are already running high, and Moxley shoves the referee out of the way to start brawling with Omega! The bell rings and this unsanctioned match is officially underway!
Fans are fired up as Mox mugs Omega in the corner. Omega turns it around to fire off forearms and a CHOP! Omega whips, Moxley reverses but Omega dodges to boot Moxley down! Moxley gets to a corner but Omega is on him with even more forearms. Omega whips corner to corner but Moxley elbows back. Moxley throws a haymaker, Omega CHOPS! Omega runs, but into a SCRAPBUSTER! Moxley gets up and goes out of the ring and says, “It’s time for some f***ing fun.” Moxely goes looking under the ring, and brings out a trash can! He tosses that in, then grabs the lid. Moxley stalks Omega, and just as Omega grabs the trash can, Moxley SMACKS him with the lid! And again! Moxley then takes the trash can, sets it aside, and brings Omega up in the double underhooks. Omega powers Moxley back and they both tumble out of the ring!
Omega hurries to club away on Moxley’s back, then throw him over the railing! Omega gets space, and runs in, to FLY! Super shotgun dropkick takes Moxley down! Omega then borrows a chair to SMACK Moxley’s back! Omega sits Moxley in another chair and CHOPS! Omega borrows a beer to SPLASH Moxley with! Moxley runs off but comes back with a kick. Moxley whips but Omega reverses to send Moxley into the trash bin! Then Omega slams the trash bin on Moxley! Omega sets the bin on Moxley to then head up the stairs, and DOUBLE STOMP the bin into Moxley! Moxley is gasping but Omega drags him back the way they came. Omega bounces Moxley off chairs then takes another beer to SMASH Moxley! Omega tosses Moxley back to ringside, and then hops up on the railing, only for Moxley to shove him off!
Moxley hops the railing to throw Omega over now. Moxley then stalks Omega to brings him around, snap suplex to the floor! Omega writhes but Moxley drags him into the ring. Moxley goes looking under the ring again, and brings out the barbed wire bat! Moxley smirks as he brings the bat into the ring. Moxley JABS Omega in the stomach, then winds up his swing, only for Omega to elbow him away. And then CHOP! But Moxley JABS again! And SMACKS Omega on the back! Then again! Moxley is having fun after all, as he SMACKS Omega a third time! The referee gets a little too close and Moxley scares him off. Omega is starting to bleed from his back, but Moxley SMACKS him again! Moxley pulls Omega back by his hair and dares him to “talk some shit now!” Moxley then presses the bat on Omega’s back and stands on it! Baltimore collectively winces as Moxley STOMPS the bat on Omegae’s back!
The ref checks with Omega but Omega does not want to quit. Moxley revels in the fans chanting “You Sick F*ck!” as Moxley goes back to Omega, to go after the face! Omega holds Moxley off then rakes Moxley’s eyes with his thumb. Omega CHOPS and CHOPS, then whips. Moxley reverses, swings, mises, and Omega full nelsons. But Moxley scrapes the barbed wire bat on Omega’s arm! Omega pushes Moxley away, grabs the trash can and SMASHES it on Moxley’s head! Omega grits his teeth as he drags Moxley up, piledriver onto the can! The can is flattened out and the ref moves it aside before he checks on both men. But Omega picks up the bat! He doesn’t want it, so he tosses it aside. Omega goes out, starts looking, and brings out a TABLE!
Fans love tables, and Omega props it up against railing. The front row on that side moves back a little while Omega brings out the barbed-wire BROOM! The Cleaner is ready! But Omega turns around, and Moxley throws the flattened can at Omega’s head! Moxley builds speed and DIVES, into a broom swipe! The barbed wire scrapes Moxley’s head but Omega isn’t done. He gets in the ring and SMACKS Moxley on the back! Now Moxley is bleeding from his back just like Omega! And in similar fashion to Moxley, Omega pushes Moxley down to start scraping with the broom! And he STOMPS it down! Moxley has so much blood already pouring, but Omega DOUBLE STOMPS the broom down! Moxley writhes and fans are either chanting “A E DUB! A E DUB!” or just stunned silent. Omega brings Moxley’s bat back and puts Moxley against the ropes, to SCRAPE MOXLEY’S FOREHEAD!
Then Omega brings his broom around, whips Moxley and uses a drop toehold to send Moxley face first onto it! Moxley staggers up and Omega runs again, Kotaru Krusher onto the broom! Omega checks his hand, and he did scrape himself but he’s still safe Cover, TWO! Omega hurries out to find something more, and brings in another trash can. Omega puts the can on the top of a post, and fireman’s carries Moxley. “You Can’t Escape! Rolling senton, and he grabs the can, for a MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Omega argues with the ref but now, not even Full Metal Can’t Escape worked. Omega goes out to search for more things. Omega brings out a board of mouse traps?! Who made that!? Omega puts the sadistic arts & crafts project into the ring, but Moxley attacks from behind. Moxley and Omega brawl with forearms, the safest things they’ve done all match.
Moxley runs but into a CHOP! Omega boots and V-TRIGGERS! But then he runs into a LARIAT! Moxley hobbles over to that mouse trap board, and positions it in the ring, to X-PLEX Omega onto them! Omega gets snapped at by no less than half of the traps! Moxley stomps Omega down then goes looking under the ring again. The referee moves the mouse trap board aside, but Moxley produces a golden chain!? These chains are likely for boat anchors or pad locks. Moxley drags that into a little pile then goes after Omega. Side walk slam on the chain! Cover, TWO! Moxley grows frustrated but he brings Omega back up and goes to turn him. Omega resists but Moxley knees him to force him around, neckbreaker onto the chain! Cover, ONE!? Moxley is actually pleasantly surprised.
Moxley eggs Omega on and Omega throws haymakers. Moxley stomps Omega, then grabs the chair. He wraps Omega’s face in the chain, getting links into the mouth! Moxley uses it for a full metal camel clutch! Omega drags himself over, reaching for anything, and settles for the trash can lid. Omega just swings back and gets Moxley in the face with the edge of the lid! Moxley lets off Omega but comes back with crossface forearms from all sides! And then wraps on a sleeper hold with body scissors. Omega grabs the lid again! He SMACKS Moxley once, twice, three times, four times, FIVE times! Moxley lets go but both men slowly rise. Moxley knees and urenages Omega, just missing the chains! Omega writhes while Moxley goes back outside. Moxley finds a screwdriver? Or is it an ice pick? Either way it is something sharp and pointy!
Moxley goes back to Omega, but Omega uses the chains as brass knuckles! Omega throws body shots but Moxley haymakers back. Moxley takes aim but Omega dodges, the pick STABS buckle! The pick is stuck, Omega half nelsons, full nelsons, but Moxley powers out, to back suplex Omega on the chains! Moxley gets up and slashes the throat, promising to end this. Moxley grabs the chain again, and wraps it around Omega’s neck! Moxley whips Omega but Omega blocks and breaks free, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega frees himself of the chain, to SNAP DRAGON Moxley again! Fans rally up as Omega full nelsons again. Moxley senses where they are, breaks free and BITES Omega’s face! Moxley runs, but into another SNAP DRAGON! Omega has the chain again, and he wraps it around Moxley’s neck now! Omega locks it on like a leash, to whip and HANG Moxley!
Moxley chokes, holding onto ropes for dear life!! Moxley is fading fast, but Omega can’t hold any longer. Moxley is spared, and he slumps to the floor. Omega lines up a shot and the Terminator drums begin. Omega rises, builds speed, and FLIES! Omega wipes Moxley and himself out through the table! Omega rises and Baltimore loves “Both These Guys!” Omega puts Moxley back in and then goes looking for something new. Omega realizes where it is, and brings out… a sack…? Hardcore fans know what these usually hold inside. Omega opens the sack, and reveals BROKEN GLASS! In reference to the glass table Moxley put him through!? Omega brings the glass over and goes after Moxley’s forehead! Moxley fights back but Omega just goes after Moxley’s hand! Omega cuts between fingers!! Now Omega is the “Sick F*ck!”
Omega stops the bag of glass to breaks the pieces even more. Then he pours the glass out onto the ring mat! But Omega turns around for Moxley to kick and whip! Omega reverses, SIT-OUT SPINEBUSTER ONTO GLASS! Omega makes sure his hands aren’t cut up as he covers, TWO!! Moxley survives, and now the referee’s counting hand is a casualty of this match! Omega grabs Moxley’s legs, to simply drag Moxley through the glass! Then Omega steps through, for a Sharpshooter! Moxley endures, and has no choice but to crawl over the glass to get towards ropes! Moxley gets the ropes, but there’s no ropebreak, he just uses the ropes to get up. Omega lets go, unable to hold the hold any longer. But then Omega collects pieces of glass in his hand? “This is Awesome!” but clearly Omega is plotting something.
Omega has a handful of his shiny little friends, and grins as he brings them to Moxley. Omega wants to force feed the glass to Moxley!? Some pieces get in, then Omega says “BANG!” and runs, but Moxley side steps! Rebound German Suplex ONTO THE GLASS! Omega stands up just from the pain, and V-TRIGGERS back! The glass in the mouth goes flying but Omega keeps going, V-TRIGGER AGAIN! Moxley flops out of the ring but Omega keeps his eyes on him. Omega takes the ice pick from the buckle pad! He stalks Moxley and fans bring the Terminator drum back. Omega grins as he comes up behind Moxley but the referee says this is “not worth it!” Omega grabs Moxley, and uses the pick to SCRAPE Moxley’s forehead!!
Omega calls for the Elite to bring something out for him?! The Young Bucks and Hangman Page don’t want this to go that far. But Omega promises, just the once. The Elite still follow Omega, so they do as he asks. Omega’s special plan: a BED OF BARBED WIRE!! Omega pokes Moxley with the pick for good measure and then tosses it aside. Omega brings Moxley up in the Electric Chair and goes to the edge. Omega folds Moxley but Moxley slips out to fireman’s carry! Omega fights free of that, but the V-Trigger is blocked! Moxley kicks, has Omega, SUPLEX ONTO THE BARBED WIRE!!! Baltimore loses its minds over this most heinous thing yet! How do they get the two out of the spider’s web of steel barbs? The crew does its best to reach in while not hurting themselves, and they drag the two men out. No one knows what to make of this, but the fans are still chanting for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Omega is free then Moxley follows. Fans cheer that the two men are not seriously injured, but then Moxley JABS security out of the way! Moxley storms over to Omega, and brings Omega over to Full Gear stage piece. Omega resists the suplex, elbows Moxley off him, then uses a vent tube to SMASH Moxley! Omega staggers back for space, runs back in, and then V-TRIGGERS Moxley and himself through the stage piece!! Both men are wrecked all over again and the referee has no idea what to do with this! Can you throw an unsanctioned match out? It already doesn’t count! Moxley emerges with a Young Buck buck on his head. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but something’s got to give. Moxley staggers up while Omega is still stuck in the stage piece. Omega drags himself out, that wild look on his face still there. Omega pursues Moxley and throws big forearms.
The Terminator drum is almost too appropriate for Omega at this point as he stalks Moxley back to ringside. Omega clubs Moxley more, puts him in the ring, and brings up a piece of table wreckage. But the moment Omega gets in, Moxley gets him with PARADIGM SHIFT onto the glass!! Cover, TWO!?! How?!? Moxley clears the ring of the trap board and then goes back out. Moxley tears the apron skirt off, to then undo the ring mat’s straps! Moxley undoes an entire corner, and then a bit more. The referee wants this to end, but Moxley exposes the ring’s padding, and then drags that up to expose the wood baseboards! Moxley has exposed half the ring, diagonally! Moxley drags Omega up, Gotch lift, but Omega back drops Moxley! The wood is unforgiving, which is why there is usually padding.
Omega V-TRIGGERS Moxley into the buckles! Then Electric Chair, to the fold, but Moxley slips out again! Moxley double hooks but Omega kicks back, to give Moxley the PARADIGM SHIFT ON WOOD!! Cover, TWO!?! Just what are these two men made of!? Omega sits up and points to the sky. Omega positions Moxley just right before climbing up top. He’s hesitant, but he still PHOENIX SPLASHES, TO FLOP ON THE WOOD!! Fans are in shock as Omega more than likely breaks his nose! Moxley drags Omega over to cover, TWO!?! Moxley wants to end this. Moxley underhooks and lifts, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Unsanctioned turned from unrestricted to unbelievable! And in the end, the Baddest SOB in the Business came out on top! The Young Bucks come to Omega’s side while Moxley asks the camera what his ranking is now. Fourth? Fifth? How does that work? “F*** you, that’s how that works.” Moxley doesn’t care what counts on record, he knows everyone saw what he just did. Will he do even worse until he gets the respect and opportunities he deserves?
Holy crap. How is it that a PPV that keeps title status quo is so amazing? Because AEW knew how to make the matches and the stories behind them so good, we wouldn’t be upset. We have no right to be upset, there is nothing to be upset about! We got great promo packages all throughout, from YouTube Kickoff Show to The Buy In to the main show (most of which I skipped), so those were nice little things. The non-title grudge matches were great, too. Baker VS Priestley was a great match for being the only match on the Buy In, and honestly I don’t think we needed much else, anyway. The main show opening with Bucks VS PNP was a great choice! Those teams were able to do the serious and the comedic in the same match, and Nick selling a busted ankle was great, too. It was a great surprise that PNP won, but AEW has been smart about not overloading us on The Elite winning things. I also really liked getting Rock ‘n’ Roll Express involved for some small payback. This is all going to heat up Elite VS Inner Circle more and for the better.
Hangman Page VS PAC, Spears VS Janela, they were both solid matches, the stories went well, and AEW is doing great on keeping to the win-loss record mattering. Hangman will surely move up in the AEW rankings and might become the new #1 contender by default. Meanwhile, the most interesting development for Janela is that his former female valet has now left him for another talent! But I do appreciate that we’re in the process of seeing AEW’s first fully formed faction, with Kip as the singles guy, TH2 as the tag team and now Penelope Ford is in the women’s division. I look forward to seeing where this Superbad Squad goes. At the same time, I’m moderately intrigued by Brandi and Awesome Kong targeting women and taking locks of their hair… One of them is going for the title one day, but this story building them up might be something unique.
I loved all the title matches tonight, and I can’t be too upset over status quo being kept. All the reigns have still been short just on AEW being a young company, so it is totally fine for all the champions to retain. I knew almost right away that having a Triple Threat Tag match and putting Private Party in was so Private Party takes the pin. SCU retains because of that, but it was a great surprise to see Daniels return, first pretending to be Pentagon’s double. I’m thinking Daniels VS Pentagon happens as a grudge match, but I don’t know if Lucha Brothers get what would be a third chance at the tag titles. Well, unless Daniels subs in a la Freebird Rules. Riho VS Sakura was great, though they recycled quite a bit from their tag match this past Dynamite. However, they did great in adding on. Riho wins with another pin finish and not a finisher, I’m not even sure if she has a finisher. But with the way things are being set up, I wonder if Riho has a rematch with Shida to see if she can beat Shida again. No other women’s wrestler in AEW has been built up strong enough yet, it just seems the way they’re going.
The AEW World Championship match was probably the more surprising title retention, in how they did it. I don’t want to say it was obvious MJF would turn on Cody here, but it was highly likely and then that’s exactly what we got. Well for one, the judges weren’t needed, but it was still great seeing Jericho get in Malenko’s face. This is probably to set a precedent for all world title matches, just so it would set AEW apart from all other promotions. And who knows, maybe one day, the judges will be needed for some added drama. Cody and Jericho did great, I was really shocked by that ramp spot that cut Cody’s face and bruised his ribs. It made for great story, of course, as did MJF throwing in the towel. MJF can surely give a great reason as to why he turned with a promo for Dynamite or even on social media, and a grudge match between him and Cody will be great. And if Hangman is the new contender, a rematch of him and Jericho will make for some great story, too.
That Unsanctioned match, tho. Looking back, Moxley and Omega each having an Unsanctioned match in AEW before this should’ve told us things were going to get wild. The things Moxley and Omega each did with Janela, those all paled in comparison to what Moxley and Omega just did here against each other. We all expected the bat and the broom, trash cans and tables, and even going around ringside. But I don’t know who would’ve guessed a bunch of mouse traps on particle board, a screwdriver/ice pick a la the last time Triple H and Ric Flair had a No Disqualification match, the gold bike chain or the broken glass. For that matter, no one would’ve ever imagined that California King of barbed wire! These guys went to such insane levels, so I could understand more squeamish fans not feeling this, but I’m apparently not squeamish so hey.
Much like Bucks putting PNP over, Omega puts Moxley over because Moxley deserves to win, and I would love if Moxley demands to be included in the contender talk. Hangman VS Moxley, winner goes after Jericho. BOOK IT, KHAN!
My Score: 9.5/10