One more toast to Champaign!
Before moving on from Illinois, AEW serves up the Best Bout Machine! Will Kenny Omega put Superbad in his place?
- Triple Threat: Scorpio Sky VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Jimmy Havoc; Scorpio wins.
- Jurassic Express VS John Silver & Alex Reynolds; Jurassic Express wins.
- Kenny Omega VS Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
“The time for games is over!”
After losing in an epic Six Man Tag to The Elite, Proud ‘n’ Powerful wants another go at the Young Bucks! And with AEW headed to Garland, they want a Texas Street Fight! Cody put up a lot of ante to get MJF to play, and he’s “in a bit of a pickle.” MJF wants to hold his Full Gear screw job over Cody’s head, but are the Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny about to behead “the snake”? Nyla Rose crossed a line and got suspended, but another monster is back on the rise. The Nightmare Collective is growing stronger, but who will be their targets? And while the maniac, Jon Moxley, defeated the Bad Boy, Joey Janela, Chris Jericho makes sure Moxley knows he’s watching. What happens this Wednesday when Texas is Dynamite?
Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzales are back to host another episode of Dark!
There’s a lot of buzz after that second stare down. Who will strike first? Maybe Moxley, as he has no fear when it comes to the odds. Tony and Dasha then run down tonight’s Dark card, namely another main event from the Best Bout Machine! That, and two-thirds of the Best Friends, Chuckie T and Orange Cassidy, join commentary!
Triple Threat: Scorpio Sky VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Jimmy Havoc!
SCU has the tag titles, the hardcore veteran has a disregard for consequences, and the Librarians have… their books. Peter Avalon also hushes Champaign but they just keep booing. “Champaign, I said, SH. Not only are you illiterate, you can’t listen.” The Librarians get into the ring as Avalon says, “For a place that calls itself Champaign, it sure looks like you all drink a lot of cheap malt liquor.” Leva says Avalon is being rude, and she apologizes to the fans. But perhaps Havoc and Scorpio will teach Avalon a lesson in respect!
The bell rings and Scorpio circles with Avalon and Havoc. Havoc says deuces before he bails out and starts getting things out from under the ring. But Scorpio goes out to BOOT him down! Scorpio hotshots Avalon but Leva anchors Scorpio’s feet. Scorpio slides out just before Avalon’s elbow drop, so he misses! Chuckie T feels the Librarians aren’t on the same page. Avalon blames Leva but Scorpio rolls Avalon up, TWO! Scorpio whips Avalon corner to corner but Avalon reverses, only for Scorpio to go up and leap! Crossbody and cover, TWO! Scorpio bumps Avalon off buckles, whips him corner to corner again, but Avalon reverses, and Havoc arm-drags Scorpio into the buckles! Avalon runs in but into Havoc’s sit-out facebuster! Havoc is on Scorpio again with a snap suplex, back into buckles! Cover, TWO!
Havoc stomps Scorpio’s leg, then bites the calf! Havoc brings Avalon up to bite his face! Leva hurries to tend to Avalon but Havoc throws hands on Scorpio. Wristlock ripcord but Scorpio ducks to throw haymakers! Scorpio hits Avalon with haymakers, too, fighting off both men! Scorpio whips, Havoc reverses and kicks, Avalon hits a knee lift, Havoc hits a running neckbreaker on Scorpio! Avalon and Havoc start working together as they stop Scorpio! Fans boo but Avalon tells them to hush. Avalon brings Scorpio up, and both he and Havoc punch Scorpio to a corner. They double whip corner to corner, Havoc whips Avalon in for a big forearm smash. Avalon holds Scorpio in place for Havoc’s running back elbow! But then Avalon hits Havoc low, runs and hits “Martinis,” the knees from behind! And Avalon hushes the crowd hard. Fans boo instead, but cheer as Scorpio lariats Avalon!
Scorpio hits Havoc with a back elbow, then kicks away on Avalon. Scorpio whips and dropkicks Avalon down! Scorpio runs in at Havoc but gets an elbow, and Havoc hops up to bring Scorpio in. Tornado DDT denied and Havoc ends up on the apron. Havoc grabs Scorpio’s hand and BITES! Avalon runs in but Scorpio gets free so the forearms go into Havoc. Avalon goes after Scorpio and whips, but Scorpio reverses to belly2belly suplex Avalon OUT onto Havoc! Fans fire up for “S C U!” as Scorpio FLIES onto both opponents! Scorpio fires up with Champaign as Leva is in shock! Scorpio puts Havoc in as Leva checks on Avalon. Havoc runs, but Scorpio elbows him away. Scorpio hops out to the apron and slingshots back in, but Havoc swats him out of the sky!
Havoc runs in at Scorpio, but into a boot! Scorpio hops up top but Havoc SHORYUKENS! Havoc fireman’s carries, Samoan Driver! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and Havoc grows frustrated. Havoc goes out to start searching again. He’s found the staple gun! The referee warns Havoc, this won’t be a DQ but a monetary fine! Havoc stalks Scorpio but Avalon clobbers him from behind. Fans boo but now Avalon has a weapon of his own: Plan of Attack by Dale Brown, and a hard cover copy at that! But Scorpio takes the book away, tosses Avalon out, and swats the staple gun away with the book! Then he SMACKS Havoc in the head! Then, the slingshot cutter! Cover, but Avalon throws Scorpio out! Avalon covers, TWO!! Avalon was so close to his first victory!
Avalon CHOPS Scorpio, Scorpio kicks back, then catches Avalon’s leap in a fireman’s carry! TKO NECKBREAKER! Cover, Scorpio wins!
Winner: Scorpio Sky, by pinfall
The Closer get a big win for SCU! Will this keep the AEW World Tag Team Champions strong as we head for the New Year?
Dark shares The Dark Order’s newest message.
Someone visits the Dark Order website. This young man types angrily. “I hate all these people.” “I am a human being and they treat me like I am NOTHING!!” He submits his application and…
Evil Uno asks the man, “Are you sure you’re ready?” He says yes. “To lose it all?” Yes. “To sacrifice it all?” Yes! What is his motive for joining? “Revenge.” Then you are ready. Don the mask and be one of them. And then, the man from the subway, who was bullied and had his glasses stepped on. He is asked to look Evil Uno in the eyes. Is he one with the Dark Order? Yes… Will he disown his family for the Dark Order? Yes… Then what is his motive for joining? He just wanted friends…. The young man cries, but that seems to be the wrong response. Stu Grayson is given his orders. He ATTACKS the young man, and the Creepers claw at him! They are everywhere, but they show no mercy. What will they do next as they look to control AEW?
Dark replays The Lexicon of Le Champion!
Chris Jericho informed the world that AEW demands he defend his AEW World Championship one more time in 2019! But his newest list, well, listed the wrestlers Y2J refuses to face again before the end of the year. Jericho refuses to face Moxley, Cody, the Young Bucks, Papa Buck, Uncle Buck, Buck Owens, Moxley again, Hangman Page, Diamond Dallas Page, Moxley again, Scorpio Sky, 2 Cool Scorpio, all the members of The Scorpions rock band, Moxley, Michael Nakazawa, Kenny Omega, Kenny Ortega, Kenny Shields, Kenny Chesney, Kenny from South Park, Moxley yet again, and many more, but there was a name NOT mentioned!
However, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt were accounted for, as any and all dinosaurs and children were part of the list. That figures, dinosaurs have been “been marginalized for 65 millions years!” As far as Marko goes, yeah he’s small for his age. But he’s more man than Jericho will ever be! Jericho said Marko is small for any age. But that only left Jungle Boy. Y2J said Jungle Boy wouldn’t even last 10 minutes with him! But Jungle Boy said not only will he last more than 10 minutes, he’ll kick Jericho’s ass! A brawl broke out, but Jurassic Express would stand its ground against Le Champion and Big Hurt! The match is made for 12/18/19, but what happens on the way there?
Jurassic Express VS John Silver & Alex Reynolds!
With Jungle Boy Jack Perry preparing for the biggest match of his career, the rare combination of Luchasaurus and #Babysaurus battle side-by-side! Will they keep the trio strong as we wait for Jericho VS Jungle Boy?
The teams sort out and Luchasaurus starts against Reynolds. Reynolds is wary as he approachs, but a single step from Luchasaurus sends Reynolds scrambling away! Silver tags in and steps right up to Luchasaurus…’s chest. Silver talks trash and flexes, then chops. But it doesn’t do anything to Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus wants Silver to try again, and Silver takes a big step back, but his chop is easily blocked! Luchasaurus spins and CHOPS Silver off his feet! Reynolds runs in to get a big knee, then a half-straitjacket. Luchasaurus kicks Reynolds, spins him out and then BOOTS him down! Reynolds gets away and Luchasaurus tags in Marko. Luchasaurus sends Marko into Silver for a shoulder battering ram! Marko runs corner to corner but misses, but he elbows Silver away. Marko hops up, kicks Silver away and then drops an elbow to the back of Silver’s head!
Marko dropkicks Reynolds down then hits Silver with a calf kick! Cover, TWO! Silver bails out, Marko builds speed but Reynolds gets him from behind! Luchasaurus protests but Silver Penalty Kicks Marko down! Cover, TWO! Silver drags Marko over and bumps him off buckles, tag to Reynolds. Reynolds mugs Marko in the corner and grinds his boot in! The ref backs Reynolds off but Silver gets his cheap shots in. Marko fights but Reynolds scoop slams Marko down. Marko kicks from the mat but Reynolds stands on Marko’s hair as he pulls on the arms! The ref counts, Reynolds lets up at 4 to tag in Silver. Silver stomps Marko down but swaggers around. Marko fights with body shots! And CHOPS! Silver boots Marko down, then brings him up to KICK him down! Cover, TWO! Marko survives but Silver puts him on the ropes to choke.
The ref counts and Silver lets up at 4 but Reynolds gets a cheap shot in! Luchasaurus protests again but Silver covers, TWO! Silver drags Marko up and puts him in the corner. Silver flexes, runs in, but Marko elbows back! Marko hits Reynolds then Silver again! Marko walks into the trophy lift! Reynolds tags in, gorilla press cutter! Cover, TWO! Marko shows how tough he is, but Reynolds drags Marko back up. Reynolds dead lifts but Marko cradle counters, TWO! Marko kicks Reynolds but Reynolds holds onto the foot. Marko keeps kicking but Reynolds won’t let go. Marko gets up but misses his enziguri! Reynolds dead lift wheelbarrows but Marko victory rolls, and uses that to boost himself to the tag! Luchasaurus rallies with boots, a back kick, front kick and fake-out! Luchasaurus dead lifts Silver for a wheelbarrow GERMAN! And a kip up!
Fans fire up as Luchasaurus takes aim, TAIL WHIP! ROUNDHOUSE! Choke grips, DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMS! Luchasaurus tags Marko back in and Marko climbs up. Luchasaurus has Reynolds up in a Canadian rack, Marko leaps, BANANA PEEL CUTTER! Cover, Jurassic Express win!
Winners: Jurassic Express, Marko Stunt by pinfall
Marko is the most pumped for this victory, and now Jurassic Express is on a winning track! Will they all be golden one day in AEW?
Lexi Nair joins AEW Dark, and is in the AEW Control Center.
The newest member of the team recaps the upset victory Kris Statlander landed over #1 Contender Hikaru Shida, but also the shocking actions of the Native Beast, Nyla Rose. Nyla wanted respect by force, which is why she beat down Leva Bates more, until Shanna came looking for payback! Shanna did her best to take the fight to Nyla for what happened a couple weeks ago at a meet ‘n’ greet, but it would not work in her favor. Nyla would brutalize Shanna, and bring out a table! Nyla put the table in the ring, set it up, and looked to recreate the Chicago incident! Nyla dragged Shanna over, but referee Tim Knox warned Nyla not to. Nyla reconsidered, but went after the REF!! The referee got BEAST BOMBED through the table!! And Nyla still gave Shanna a Beast Bomb, onto the ref! For all these actions, Nyla Beast is now suspended until the New Year! Will this put out the flames of anger or fan them while Nyla is away?
Meanwhile, some light was finally shed on the dark transformation of Brandi Rhodes and her alliance with Awesome Kong. As Brandi explained, they were members of the Nightmare Collective, and they do what they want when they want. When confronted by the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien, Brandi didn’t see an enemy, but someone the Collective could recruit. Kris Statlander refused the opportunity, but someone in the crowd was willing to join up. This mystery woman from the Champaign crowd gave up her hair to be part of the Nightmare Collective. Is this only the beginning of a sinister expansion?
Who is Big Swole?
Aerial Monroe is Swole, “the biggest of the swole and the swolest of the big.” But the bottom line is that she has a big personality and a swole mentality. “It’s all that and a bag of chips.” Big Swole just does her.
But April 3, 2008 was her “second birthday” because she was quite literally dead and was revived. It was obviously very scary, and it was brought on by Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel condition. Two feet of her intestines had to be removed, and the doctors felt that not only would she no longer live an active life style, it was unlikely she could ever have children. Swole felt like giving up, there would be no one to pass anything on to. She went to a dark place and spiraled. But despite the odds, she did have a child! And it completely revived her love of life! She took control, and when she wasn’t motivated, she was disciplined. She kept going, striving and inspiring. People with their own conditions can see Swole and know they CAN do something, despite the odds! And then, after a great showing, Kenny Omega personally extended the offer to Swole to stick around in AEW!
As Swole says, Crohn’s is more mental than anything. Swole won’t let fear get in her way to hold her back. You can and you will do what you want. What people think shouldn’t be of any concern. Will Swole rise up in the rankings to make it big? And speaking of rankings…
The AEW Weekly Rankings are in!
Breaking into the Women’s Top 5 after that huge win is Kris Statlander! At 4 is Britt Baker, who drops from taking some time off. Emi Sakura is 3rd, and Nyla Rose is 2nd despite the suspension! However, still #1, even after a loss, is Hikaru Shida! The Stardom samurai is still heading strong towards a title match with Riho, but will that change if she can’t rebound this week?
Dark shares footage of Christopher Daniels in the trainer’s room.
After his loss to Pentagon Jr, in which he took a bad spill on the ramp, Daniels has his arm checked out. There’s no numbness, but perhaps this was too early for his return to the ring. Daniels is frustrated, and is asked by AEW Media about the loss. Is he alright? Daniels can’t believe that’s the extent of the journalistic experience. He is NOT alright, he is “f***ing furious!” Daniels’s experience, strategy and knowledge, and he f’s up! Daniels knew he was pressing his luck, but he wasn’t in the right mind-set for someone as good as Pentagon. The Fallen Angel will figure out a new plan, and vows to do it fast.
Tony and Dasha return to the Control Center.
They hope we’re all ready for Dynamite in Garland, as well as the rest of the Texas tour. But first, a closer look at the closer look at The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny.
“What you witnessed last week was our first order of chaos.” They were growing sick of seeing Cody’s face everywhere. They’re in Cody’s house to cause him pain. The Butcher, Braxton Sutter. The Blade, Andy Williams. And the Bunny, Allie. “We’re here to cut the head off the snake.”
Cody’s response that night was that he was willing to take them on in a match, with anyone they chose to be his partner! The sinister trio didn’t waste much time, and chose QT Marshal! Will the American Nightmare be able to win with God’s Gift to Wrestling by his side? Or are Sutter and Williams going to get an easy win in their AEW in-ring debut?
But also relating to Cody was Cody’s challenge put to Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Cody doesn’t care that MJF doesn’t want to wrestle him, MJF needs to pay for what he did! MJF owes Cody as his “handpicked” talent. Cody has loads of messages as to why no one but Cody wanted MJF. From being too short to being too “hood rich” and that his favorite scarf was actually a fake, to his awful Cross Rhodes copy to the fact that “under these bright lights,” MJF is just a “bush league nWo Chris Jericho.” Cody knew MJF was a bad guy, but he was Cody’s bad guy. If MJF needed a reason to wrestle Cody, Cody would sweeten the pot. The keys to his Ford Black Ops, the Omega Seamaster watch on his wrist, his Red Bottom Louis Vuitton shoes, and even 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS in cold hard cash! Well, $49,900 since Cody gave a Benjamin Franklin to a dapper young boy in the front row. We’re all just waiting on MJF now!
MJF responded on social media with a video. “Let’s live in a world of make believe!” One where MJF doesn’t come from a family with more money than the US Mint. But of course he has money. And that is what helped MJF buy The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny to be another layer of his muscle! Surprise, he was the mastermind behind them all along! So when they chose QT Marshall, really he chose QT Marshall. But guess what, “Roller Codester,” being the holder of the $45,000 ring, what’s a couple grand supposed to do? So Cody’s in that “pickle.” No friends left for Cody, which is why he wanted someone else to choose his partner. But MJF was merciful to his “mentor,” and QT is so good. Good luck, champ. Oh wait, Cody can’t be champ, thanks to MJF. Will MJF’s master plan destroy the American Nightmare once and for all?
Dark recaps the Six Man Tag of Elite VS Inner Circle!
The Natural and the Young Bucks took the fight to the Proud ‘n’ Powerful and their Spanish God third man! It was intense, it was incredible, and it ended in the favor of The Elite, the the Elite! But that only angered Sammy, Santana and Ortiz.
“Not another one! Not another one!”Santana threw trash cans over while Ortiz repeated that phrase over and over. But the games were over, and PNP promised to take Matt and Nick Jackson down the block! Texas Street Fight, “let’s get it! Get with it or get run down!” AEW’s Excalibur says PNP has no idea what they’ve just done. Excalibur has known the Bucks and called Bucks matches for 14 years, seeing them do “some of the craziest sh*t both inside and outside of a professional wrestling ring.” Having no rules only makes them go crazier. Guerrilla warfare tag team matches are practically their specialty. And this Texas Street Fight is going to be something special. Who walks out of Garland and who is stretchered out?
Kenny Omega VS Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford!
The Cleaner is also the Best Bout Machine, but Kip is Superbad. And he’s even badder now that he’s got the Bad Girl by his side and away from Joey Janela. The Superbad super team looks to take over AEW, but will that start tonight?
The bell rings and fans are already fired up for “Kenny! Kenny!” Omega and Sabian circle, but fans chant harder for “Kenny! Kenny!” Sabian brushes it off as he ties up with Omega. The two tie up, Omega waistlocks but Sabian wrenches out to a wristlock then hammerlock. Omega reaches back, rolls and gets a drop toehold, then puts on a facelock. Sabian slips out, hammerlocks, but Omega pops out to get a headlock. Sabian powers out but Omega runs him over with a shoulder, only for Kip to well, kip up. Omega just shoves him down! Sabian gets up again, but Omega puts him back down. Sabian kips up a third time and says, “I can do this all gaddamn day!” Omega responds with a CHOP! And another! And then he fakes Sabian out to then throw forearms against the ropes.
Omega hooks Sabian’s arms on the ropes but Sabian ducks the chop! Sabian whips, Omega reverses, Sabian hurdles and shoves, Omega redirects and slides to sweep the legs! Fans fire up as Omega runs, KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool, sends Sabian into buckles, and then CHOPS again! Sabian is gasping for air as fans want “One More Time!” So Omega goes for it, but Sabian is ready. Omega stops short, and Sabian takes a peek. Sabian asks for mercy, but Omega just CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Omega whips Sabian corner to corner, and hits a BIG flying back elbow! Fans cheer as Omega brings Sabian out for a back suplex, but Sabian lands on his feet. Sabian boots Omega away then enziguris!
Sabian hops up but Omega CHOPS him first! And then CHOPS him off! Sabian hits the floor and fans fire up again! Omega kneels and the Terminator Drum begins. Omega builds speed, but Penelope blocks his path. Sabian slips in as Omega tries to reason with Penelope, and Sabian kicks and whips. Omega reverses but Sabian huricanranas him out! Sabian distracts the referee as Penelope hits an apron huricanrana! The Superbad Girl gets away with that one, and then Sabian mocks the Terminator Drums before he FLIES! Sabian takes out Omega then puts him back in. Penelope gives Sabian a kiss before he springboards and missile dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Omega grits his teeth as he goes to the ropes. Sabian stalks Omega and drops ax handles. Sabian chokes Omega on the ropes but lets up at 4 to “apologize” to the ref.
Sabian stomps Omega into a corner and whips corner to corner hard! Fans rally for Omega and Sabian laughs. Chuckie T thinks that while Sabian is good looking, he’s a “turd of a person” for his attitude. Sabian brings Omega up, Omega throws body shots! Sabian back kicks and facelocks, to drape Omega on the top rope, ANARCHY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives and Sabian is furious! Sabian toys with Omega now but fans rally up. Sabian brings Omega up to club him on the back. Omega powers up and CHOPS back! Sabian mule kicks and throws hands, but Omega gives the haymakers back. Sabian and Omega brawl, the hits getting bigger! Sabian hits, Omega hits, repeat! Omega gets an edge, but the boot is blocked. But so is Sabian’s counter knee, and Omega V-TRIGGERS! Sabian staggers, Omega takes aim, LARIAT! Omega doesn’t cover, he just powers up more.
Omega takes aim again, and hits a Polish Hammer! And another! Sabian gets up, ducks the third and whips. Omega reverses, fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, and the MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool but Penelope is getting worried. Omega drags Sabian up, wraps on a full nelson, but Sabian breaks out and elbows hard. Sabian goes to run but Omega reels him back into the full nelson, only for Sabian to break free and PELE! Sabian runs in but is put on the apron. Sabian buckle bumps Omega, triangle jump tornado DDT! Cover, TWO!! Omega lives and Sabian grows frustrated. Sabian has Omega in the corner again, runs corner to corner and back again, into a BOOT! Omega goes up and over, rolls and runs back in, but Sabian puts him on the apron. Sabian goes after Omega’s eyes! Penelope goes after Omega’s feet, triangle jump dropkick from Sabian!
Omega is down but Sabian heads to the apron. Sabian takes aim as Omega stands, springboard, POWERBOMB! Then flip over, V-TRIGGER! Omega has a wild look in his eye as he locks ‘n’ loads, BANG! Omega runs, V- NO! Sabian uses the referee as a shield, so Omega stops short! Penelope slides in and Omega says she should shoo. She SPITS on him instead! The referee finally notices Penelope and Sabian runs up on Omega, but Omega dodges! Sabian stops himself from running into Penelope, and Omega runs in. Sabian dodges, Penelope goes Matrix to avoid the clothesline! Sabian BOOTS, the referee is busy with him as Penelope hits a STUNNER! Sabian POISON-RANAS and PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TWO!!! Omega survives the Superbad screw job and Sabian can’t believe it!
Champaign fires up for Omega as Sabian pulls down the knee pads. “This is Awesome!” as Sabian takes aim. Sabian goes to steal the V-Trigger, but Omega blocks! Omega spins Sabian around but still no full nelson as Sabian standing switches. Omega drop toeholds, V-TRIGGER to the back! Full nelson, SNAP DRAGON!! Sabian flounders in a daze but Omega isn’t done with him. Another full nelson, another SNAP DRAGON! But fans want one more, and so does Omega. Penelope runs in, Omega has her in the full nelson! But he throws Penelope into Sabian, V-TRIGGER! TIGER DRIVER ’98!! Cover, TWO!?! Sabian survives but Omega isn’t going to let up. Sabian drags himself up, Omega reloads, BANG for another V-TRIGGER to the back! Electric Chair, and yes, ONE WINGED ANGEL! Cover, Omega wins!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
Sabian was Superbad, but that doesn’t make him badder than the Best Bout Machine! The Triple A Mega Champion keeps climbing back up in the AEW ranks, but will he be able to challenge for the AEW World Championship soon enough?
A pretty great episode of Dark, but that was expected when Omega was advertised for it. We get a lot of recap from Dynamite, perhaps too much, but apparently Dark insists on getting over an hour of content on YouTube. The one thing that was good to see was the MJF promo in response to Cody’s from Dynamite, and while I had a hunch, it is great to have it confirmed: MJF was behind Braxton Sutter, Andy Williams and Allie being introduced as The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny all along! MJF and his forces makes for another faction, and I wonder if we’ll one day get a huge faction warfare of them, the Elite and the Inner Circle in some kind of 12-man match. And it was great to get that vignette giving us more of Aerial “Big Swole” Monroe’s life story, I wonder if she’ll make a rise up in the ranks come the New Year.
And as always with AEW, we got great matches! The Triple Threat was pretty good, but it was pretty clear Scorpio Sky was going to win. What is more surprising is that Jimmy Havoc didn’t get to staple something to someone, like a page from a book to Avalon’s body. Maybe next time. The tag team match was pretty great. Silver and Reynolds come off as jobber tag team, but because Marko Stunt is in there, they look strong and he looks tough. But Jurassic Express of course wins, they’re fan favorites. I’m a little worried Marko hit heads with Reynolds and that did some damage, but I’m sure Marko can shake it off. Getting that promo from Daniels was good, and obviously it isn’t over with him and Pentagon. Omega VS Sabian was great, though I feel they tried too many Penelope distraction spots. Omega wins to stay strong, of course, and I’d love to see his return to Dynamite. Heck, I would’ve loved to see/hear what he had to say to Champaign to close the show!
My Score: 8.6/10