Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/1/2020)
The New Year begins HERE!
A Dynamite way to start the decade!
It is a New Year’s Homecoming for All Elite Wrestling! But will Jon Moxley come to accept Chris Jericho’s offer to join his Inner Circle?
- Darby Allin VS Cody; Cody wins.
- AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Riho VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Nyla Rose; Riho wins and retains the AEW Women’s World Championship.
- Jon Moxley VS Trent w/ Best Friends; Moxley wins.
- Dustin Rhodes VS Sammy Guevara; Guevara wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Elite VS PAC & The Lucha Brothers; The Elite wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
“We were supposed to be heroes.”
The Elite were to be the heroes of wrestling, “but this doesn’t feel like winning.” In fact, they’ve lost a lot. Should they have seen this coming? Or is this just the escalation of desire? Are their fighting spirits still alive? Or has everyone risen to beat the Elite. Tonight will be a defining moment. Is the Elite still elite? Cody, Hangman, Omega and the Bucks look to rise back up! This is AEW’s HOMECOMING!
Darby Allin VS Cody!
The Fyter Fest rematch is here! Will the Undead Daredevil make good on the deal made with the American Nightmare? Will Cody affirm he is still elite? Or will we have another repeat performance of a time limit draw?
Cody makes his entrance and has his new head coach, “THE ENFORCER,” ARN ANDERSON by his side! Will the lessons of a living legend help Cody come out on top this time?
The bell rings and Darby stares down with Cody as fans lose their minds. Cody and Darby circle as fans duel thunderously. Darby and Cody tie up, go around, and Cody hammerlocks. Darby reverses to his own hammerlock but Cody backs him down to a corner. Darby holds on so Cody elbows out. Cody runs and runs Darby over, covers, ONE. Another cover, ONE. Darby gets to a corner for a breather, but Cody patiently waits. The two circle again, tie up, and Cody wrenches to a wristlock. Darby rolls and reverses to hammerlock and wristlock. Darby spins Cody around and goes for a trip but Cody stays standing. Cody kicks but Darby sees the uppercut coming to Oklahoma Roll, ONE. Cody sweeps to cover, ONE. Darby sweeps to cover, ONE as Cody bridges, but Darby sunset flips and prawn holds! TWO, Cody sunset flips, TWO! Fans are loving this technical exchange as both men back away.
Cody gets a quick game plan check with Double A before going back to Darby. They circle and Darby speeds things up. Waistlock but Cody bucks him off to step pass and catch the springboard! Dragon sleeper but Darby slips out to flip over, but no stunner! Fans cheer again and a brawl is on! Cody whips Darby into a post and Darby tumbles out! Referee Aubrey Edwards checks but Darby is good to continue. Aubrey goes back to Cody as Darby slowly gets himself up. The ring count reaches 5 as Darby stands, but Cody goes out. Darby makes him pay by tripping him on the apron! Darby barks at Arn before leaning against the railing. Cody writhes but Darby glares as he comes back to the ring. Darby runs, springboards, back elbow! Cody ends up outside the ring, Darby DIVES! Tope Suicida wipes them both out into barriers!
Darby gets up as Cody writhes a bit more. Cody makes sure his arm is still working, but Darby uses said arm to yank COdy into post! Cody hobbles but Darby puts him in the ring. Cody springboards, DISASTER KICK! Darby is down but Cody takes a moment to work out his arm. Darby gets back up but Cody drags Darby up. Darby hotshots the bad arm! Hammerlock and a buckle bump, to a wring-out! Darby has Cody on the defensive and Arn is worried. Darby covers, TWO! Cody grits his teeth as Darby stands. Cody trips Darby, hooks up the legs, Figure Four! Darby endures and fights the hold, but Cody uses his one good arm for leverage. Cody cranks and twists as much as he can but Darby starts turning things over! Fans rally and Darby reverses the pressure! Cody reverses it back but Darby drags himself towards ropes! Ropebreak by a finger!
Cody lets Darby go and fans continue to rally. Cody shakes out the bad arm as Darby checks on his own legs. Cody goes back for more, but Darby kicks him in the chest. Darby runs and dropkicks Cody into buckles! Cover, TWO!! But Darby has the arm and switches around, Fujiwara! Cody endures now, fans duel, Cody reaches and crawls, but Darby gets the other arm! A modified Rings of Saturn, but Cody uses a foot for the ropebreak! Darby lets go at 4 and goes after the bad left arm. Darby rips off a corner pad and throws it away. Fans are upset it didn’t reach them, though. Darby throws Cody into the protected buckles, though, but whips towards the bad corner! Cody reverses, Darby stops himself, but Cody shoves him off the top! Darby is just fine on the ramp, and he climbs back up fast! FLYING CROSSBODY! Cover, roll through from Cody, TWO!
Cody whips Darby, Darby goes up and over, then redirects Cody, only to get the spinning powerslam! Fans are fired up while both men are down! Fans rally and duel as both men slowly rise. Cody fires himself up and runs at Darby to BOOT! Then he climbs up to rain down rights! Cody goes all the way to 10! Darby wobbles and Cody springboards, NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Cody takes off the weight belt and tosses it to the fans! Free souvenir for someone, but Cody makes sure his arms are working. He stomps Darby down and goes after the arms. Cody drags Darby up, puts him on the top rope backwards, then climbs up behind him. Fans rally and duel as Cody brings Darby up for a dragon sleeper, SUPER INVERTED SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Darby still lives and Cody can’t believe it!
AEW is picture in picture as Cody goes to a corner. Arn looks worried, but there is still plenty of fight left in both men. Cody circles Darby and waits for him to rise. Aubrey tells Cody to watch himself, but Cody goes back to the Figure Four! Darby endures, and glares right at Cody! Darby swipes at Cody but can’t reach, so he reaches for ropes. Ropebreak with both hands! Cody lets go of Darby again, but he stalks Darby as he crawls. Cody throws Darby out to the ramp side and then follows after. Cody drags Darby up for a scoop slam right on the stage! Then puts him back in the ring to drag into a Half Crab! Darby resists and fights free so Cody fireman’s carries him. Cody brings Darby around to a corner and sets him on the top rope. Cody throws hands as he climbs. Darby throws hands back!
Darby headbutts and punches and then climbs up on top of Cody, SUPER SUNSET FLIP BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and everyone is shocked! Darby rises slowly as AEW returns to single picture. “this is Awesome!” and it’s just the first match of the night! Darby drags Cody up, Cody fights him off the arm, but Darby gets around and flips over, STUNNER! Darby drags Cody to a drop zone, but climbs to the far side?! Cody rolls out to the apron, and Darby gets Fyter Fest flashbacks. Fans chant “YES! YES!” And this time, APRON COFFIN DROP HITS! Fyter Fest redemption and fans are losing their minds! Both men slowly rise and get in the ring, Cody kicks Darby as he enters. And clotheslines him against ropes! Darby fights Cody off, Cody springboards, NO cutter this time!
Time is running down again, Darby hops on, but no stunner! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?! Darby survives?! Cody is most surprised! Fans duel as hard as ever and Darby crawls to a corner. Cody runs in, but Darby dodges! THE BAD BUCKLE! Cody is down, Darby positions him in the drop zone, but Arn gets on the apron! Don’t you do it, Arn! COFFIN DROP ONTO KNEES! Cody covers Darby, CODY WINS!
Winner: Cody, by pinfall
Was that controversial or great coaching? Either way, the American Nightmare gets the win he felt he should’ve had. This is a brand new start for everyone, is Cody on his way to redemption?
Backstage interview with SoCal Uncensored!
What can AEW expect from their World Tag Team Champions? Scorpio Sky says you can expect SCU to stand in “Sacksonville” and say they are carrying the titles in a division where everyone is ready to step up. The Lucha Brothers, Private Party, and even The Dark Order. Scorpio says that no one likes it when “spooky perverts” show up to ruin the finish! Tell ’em, Kaz! Yeah, it’s gross. Before the New Year, the Young Bucks brought the best but got shut down, Santana & Ortiz aren’t going to run the ball up the middle. They’re going to be put down by two guys wearing the jerseys of SCU, Kazarian and Scorpio.
“Oh is that so?” Sammy Guevara comes in and begs to differ. Proud ‘n’ Powerful will deal with SCU. But congrats on being the historic first champs. What does Christopher Daniels have other than wrinkles and L’s? Maybe Pentagon was right. Maybe Daniels doesn’t have it anymore. Well if Sammy wants to question him, then he’ll get an answer next week. Hey don’t smudge the camera! This was Sammy’s Christmas present. Jenn, let him use your dress- No! Stop! Sammy’s vlog aside, will he prove to everyone watching that the Fallen Angel has fallen on hard times?
AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Riho VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Nyla Rose!
Don’t adjust your television set, and don’t worry, your eyes aren’t fooling you. The Wrestling Idol is in for the biggest test any woman in AEW has faced! She has the Stardom Samurai, Dr. Baker DMD AND the Native Beast in the same match! Nyla is back from suspension for the brutality shown against referee Rick Knox and female wrestler Shanna, and she gets the second chance at the title she wanted all along. Will she make three opponents fall at once? Or will Riho pull off another miracle?
There isn’t time for introductions before Nyla attacks Riho! She snatches the belt and uses it to SMASH Britt! Shida still has her kendo and SMACKS Nyla in the back and on the head! The bell rings, Shida tries to suplex but can’t, Nyla suplexes but Shida slips out to enziguri! And SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Nyla powers out and gets away, Riho goes after Shida. Riho whips, Shida tumbles over and blocks the arm-drag. Shida arm-drags but Riho handsprings to dropkick back! Britt returns but misses, Riho dodges and whips. Shida kicks Riho and whips her into Britt but Riho forearms. Riho runs into an arm-drag from Shida, and Shida runs but Nyla drags her out! Nyla goes under the ring to get a TABLE! No Disqualifications in Fatal 4 Ways, after all.
Shida stops Nyla as she sets up the table, but gets rammed into the apron. Riho climbs up and takes aim, to LEAP onto Shida! Nyla got clear and BOOTS Riho down. Nyla bounces Riho off the table but Britt gets in on the brawling! AEW goes picture in picture as Britt keeps on Nyla.
Nyla hits Britt back with back elbows and then stalks her around the way. Britt dodges and SUPERKICKS! Nyla goes down, Britt gets up with fire! Britt puts Nyla in the ring and aims from a corner, nut runs into a SPINE BUSTER! Riho returns and fires off forearms but Nyla clubs her down! Nyla drags Britt up to bump her off buckles. Nyla stomps a mudhole into Britt before going after Riho. Nyla drags Riho up and throws her into Britt, then snapmares her away. Nyla KICKS Riho hard but Brit elbows Nyla back. Nyla fireman’s carries and Samoan Drops Britt down! The Native Beast roars as she drags Riho up. Nyla grins as she lifts Riho to POWERBOMB onto Britt! Nyla praises herself as Shida returns to break up the cover!
AEW returns to single picture and Nyla hits Shida back. Shida resists the lift and manages to back drop Nyla! Fans cheer the showing of strength, but Shida keeps on Nyla with clubbing forearms. Fans rally as Shida suplexes, but Nyla is still too big and strong. Nyla suplexes Shida to hang her out on the ropes. Nyla goes to the corner and climbs while Shida is stuck. Nyla leaps, FLYING KNEE! Shida goes down in a heap and Nyla hurries out to fetch her. Nyla puts Shida on the table and goes to the apron. Nyla LEAPS, SENTON THROUGH THE TABLE! Nyla wrecks Shida and almost does the same to herself! Fans are losing their minds as Nyla drags herself from the wreckage. Riho climbs now, and STOMPS Nyla on the apron! Britt drags Nyla in, DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO!!
But into the Rings of Saturn! Britt wants her submission, but Nyla resists! Nyla elbows Britt off and goes to cover, but Britt still has the arm! Triangle hold, but Nyla dead lifts! POWERBOMB! Cover, Riho breaks it! Riho clubs away on Nyla but Nyla hits her back. Nyla whips, Riho dodges and wheelbarrows, victory roll STOMPS! Riho puts Nyla in a drop zone and climbs up top, SUPER STOMPS! Cover, but Britt SUPERKICKS her off! Britt drags Rho up, Fisherman Neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!?! Riho survives and Britt doesn’t believe it! Britt drags Riho to a drop zone but Shida hits her back! Shida drags Britt up, DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX! Nyla runs in but Shida dodges to sweep the legs. Shida kicks Riho and suplexes Riho onto Nyla!
Shida drags Britt over, fireman’s carry and BACKBREAKER! Cover but Nyla drags Shida right off, for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Scoop slam for Riho! Nyla stacks the Stardom two onto each other then climbs up top. Fans are freaking out as Nyla SWANTONS! She FLOPS and Shida runs in! Nyla ducks Shida’s shining wizard, but not Riho’s Meteora! Cover, but Shida Buzzsaws Riho off! Shida FALCON ARROW ON NYLA! Cover, TWO!! Fans are stunned, but Shida keeps going, to get a SUPERKICK from Britt! Britt gives Shida a Russian Leg Sweep into Rings of Saturn! Britt grabs Shida but Shida rolls! TWO, Riho sunset flips Britt! With Prawn Hold, RIHO WINS!!
Winner: Riho, by pinfall; still AEW Women’s World Champion
She pulls out another miracle!! The Wrestling Idol’s luck is unstoppable! Will anyone every dethrone her?
Nyla loses her temper and attacks Riho! Fans boo as Nyla drags in a new table and sets it up! Is she going to get suspended again? The table finishes being set up in the corner, and she drags Riho over. Nyla puts Riho on the table as fans boo even harder. Nyla hops up with a grin, and LEAPS! FROG SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE! The Native Beast may have broken Riho more than anything! Riho still has to defend her title again, against THE #1 Contender! Has Nyla just ensured Riho will lose in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Joey Janela!
The Bad Boy ended 2019 on a high note, but for 2020… He gets a low blow from his ex! Penelope Ford leaves the Bad Boy feeling worse, or should we say… SUPERBAD! Kip Sabian is there and he leads his Bad Girl away.
The following is a paid message from THE DARK ORDER.
Evil Uno tells “The Exalted One,” it is done. The Elite has fallen. Footage of the 2019 finale reminds us all of the battle between The Elite and the Dark Order’s Creepers. It was just too much. “We have sown doubt through their ranks. Soon, they will see the true reach of The Dark Order.” This pleases their true leader. Find out more at JoinDarkOrder’s official website.
Jon Moxley VS Trent w/ Best Friends!
Maniac Moxley continues to run wild, but Trent has his best friends beside him! Will having the support of Orange Cassidy and Sexy Chuckie T be enough for Trent to overcome the Paradigm Shift?
The bell rings and Mox circles with Trent. They tie up, Moxley headlocks and gets the takeover. Trent headscissors but Moxley pops out to get the headlock takeover back. Trent works his way up as fans duel. Mox wrenches to a wristlock and a takedown. Trent gets up again but Moxley hammerlocks. Trent slips around to hammerlock, headlock and takeover, but Moxley works his way back up. Moxley powers out, Trent bumps shoulders but neither man falls. Things speed up, Moxley scoops but Trent slips out to SLAP!? That was a bit of a crazy move, as Moxley kicks and CHOPS him back for it! Moxley reels Trent in, Trent dodges and CHOPS back! And CHOPS! Moxley headbutts and runs but things speed up, METEORA!
Fans fire up as Trent snapmares and KICKS Moxley in the back. Moxley gets up, Trent throws forearms and another CHOP! And another! Trent runs, but Moxley forearms him down! Chuckie coaches Trent but things go to the apron, and Moxley THROWS Trent onto the ropes! Trent bounces off and hits the ramp! Moxley refreshes the ring count and spits fire as AEW goes picture in picture.
Moxley lets the ring count climb but Trent is up. Moxley drags him back into the ring to snapmare, run and sliding lariat! Cover, TWO! Moxley keeps his focus as he grabs a leg. Moxley turns Trent over for the Half Crab! Trent endures, works his way up and gets the ropebreak! Moxley lets go, but then stomps Trent down! Moxley drags Trent up for a CHOP! Moxley puts Trent on the top rope, climbs up to join him, and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Moxley is right on a leg with an STF! Trent endures again, but Chuckie keeps fans rallying. AEW goes to break, will Trent survive the commercials?
AEW returns and Trent is still in this, but he’s down and out on the outside. Moxley goes after him, raining down rights and whipping Trent into railing! Trent bounces off to SPEAR! The ring count passes 5 but Trent and Moxley slowly get up. Moxley gets in the ring first, followed by Trent at 8. Trent CHOPS Moxley and forearms, then CHOPS again. Trent whips corner to corner but Moxley reverses. Trent tumbles up and down, and catches Moxley for a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Moxley bails out, Trent fires up and builds speed, to FLY! The cannonball hits! Trent gets up and puts Moxley back in, running corner to corner for a big back elbow! Then tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Moxley sits up and grits his teeth while Trent refocuses.
Trent aims from a corner, runs out but misses. Moxley runs and Regal Knees! Then underhooks, TIGER FACE BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley drags Trent back up, reels Trent in, but Trent slips out to lift Moxley. Moxly back drops but Trent sunset flips, TWO! Moxley high stacks, TWO! Trent sunsets, TWO! Both men get up, Moxley LARIATS! Moxley drags Trent back up, suplexes, but Trent slips out and runs. Moxley follows but Trent know sit’s coming, LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! So close but still so far! Moxley gets up but Orange Cassidy is on the apron! The Sloth gets in the ring with the Maniac! And the hands go in the pockets! Moxley tells the ref to relax. Fans chant for “Freshly Squeezed! Freshly Squeezed!” but Moxley puts his hands in his pockets! Trent hits a PSYCHO KNEE! And the PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again!
We’re at the 10 minute mark of the 20 minute limit. Moxley gets out to the ramp but Trent climbs up. Trent LEAPS, but into a kick! PARADIGM SHIFT to the ramp! Moxley puts Trent back in the ring and says he’s going to end it. He drags Trent up, underhooks, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
And still the #1 Contender, the Maniac, Jon Moxley! But the Inner Circle’s Sammy Guevara reappears. “Wow, buddy! Mox, Mox baby.” Sammy sees why he does the audience entrance. He gets to see the people, borrow a drink and food. Sammy loves disrespecting the fans like this. Moxley isn’t one to be disrespected, he gets a chair! Sammy says he’s not here to fight. The Inner Circle has a big surprise for him joining. It’s 2020, so Sammy puts on the New Year glasses. And the party blowers, too. Want one? No? Well the Inner Circle has big surprises. Right, Chris?
Le Champion is here via video. There is a big surprise. But it is no surprise that Moxley won. Moxley is the premier pro-wrestler to Jericho. That is why he wants Moxley in the Inner Circle. There are other factions who want people to join. The Dark Order, the Nightmare collective, but they can’t offer what the Inner Circle can offer. Moxley can lead alongside Jericho as equal partners. Moxley will have 49% of the Inner Circle LLC if he joins. he will be Executive Vice President of the Inner Circle! Oh and this lovely and most expensive vehicle, a Ford GT, will be given to Moxley as a gift! It has a great vanity license plate of “MOX,” too. The keys are his, if he just says “Yes.”
Think of how powerful they can be? They could take over AEW! Jericho wants Moxley to shove his fist down so far Cody’s throat he can pull that pink tie out from Cody’s ass! Jericho wants to rub it in Jungle Boy’s face that he couldn’t win! They can tie the Young Bucks into a Christmas bow no one wants. They can beat down Kenny Omega so badly that he feels as embarrassed and stupid as the citizens of Jacksonville. “The world could be ours. And all you have to do is say ‘Yes.'” Think the decision over wisely. Jericho looks forward to hearing from him. Quite the offer as Jericho drives away in the GT. But what is Moxley’s decision? Fans are divided but Moxley takes up a mic.
“Fancy, expensive cars aside, the truth is, I’ve always consider Chris Jericho a friend and mentor.” Out of respect, Moxley will give the answer to Jericho in person, next week. The whole world will find out what’s in store for AEW 2020. Fans are disappointed, but perhaps Moxley really does need to consider his options. What will he say to Y2J
Sammy has cue cards while AEW goes picture in picture!
“Well, Mox, you’ve seen the offer. The illustrious Ford GT, 49% in equity in Inner Circle LLC. When you have your answer, hit me up. Speaking of that… Victoria Justice’s sister… Hit me up.” Sammy has a Twitter and an Instagram, y’know. Will Victoria Justice’s sister hit him up?
“As for Dustin Rhodes… Last time… Broken arm. This time, broken hand? Broken foot? Who knows? Only one way to find out… It’s time to finish that job!” Sammy rips the last card and soaks up the heat. Will the Spanish God break what’s left of the Natural here tonight?
Dustin Rhodes VS Sammy Guevara!
But what Sammy doesn’t see is that Dustin came in through the crowd, too! The bell rings and Dustin DECKS Sammy! And then throws him into buckles, and CLOTHESLINES him down! Dustin glares as he looms over Sammy G. Sammy flounders but Dustin knocks him back down. Dustin drags Sammy up to CHOP in the corner! Sammy flounders away but Dustin CHOPS him again! Dustin brings Sammy up to whip corner to corner, then back suplex TOSS! Fans fire up behind Dustin as he looms over Sammy more. Sammy crawls to ropes, Dustin drags him up and SPANKS him!? Well Sammy has been bad…
Dustin whips but Sammy kicks him back, only for Dustin to clothesline him out! Dustin follows Sammy out, and CANNONBALLS from the apron! Fans fire up with Dustin as he drags Sammy back up and into the ring. Dustin climbs up top but Sammy rolls out of the ring. And here comes Jake Hager! Big Hurt, the man who broke Dustin’s arm in the first place, glares at Dustin and Dustin glares back. Dustin hops down but Sammy kicks him back! Sammy whips but Dustin stops himself, to get Sammy for the spinning powerslam! But Hager looms ever closer. Dustin puts Sammy in but Dustin sees Hager. Dustin dares Hager to do something, but Hager just stares. Sammy WRECKS Dustin with a dropkick! Sammy skins the cat to break dance and blow kisses while AEW goes picture in picture.
Dustin gets up but Sammy distracts the ref, Hager throws Dustin around the apron and the railing! Sammy goes out and brings Dustin back up to grind against railing! The ref counts but Sammy lets up at 4 to put Dustin in the ring. Sammy takes his time returning, and then stomps and punches Dustin while he’s down. Sammy sits Dustin up to KICK hard in the back. Cover, TWO, but Sammy stomps Dustin more. Sammy toys with Dustin but Dustin is up in a corner. Sammy CHOPS then whips, but Dustin dodges and sends Sammy into buckles! And then into the post! Dustin goes out to throw Sammy’s arm into the post! Sammy falls to the apron and Dustin starts looking for things under the ring. He brings out a chair! The ref warns Dustin not to do this, but Dustin’s about had it with the Inner Circle. Dustin swings but AEW goes to break! Does he do it or not!?
AEW returns and apparently Dustin didn’t, because there is no disqualification. Sammy has Dustin in a chinlock now, but fans are rallying up behind Dustin. Sammy wrangles Dustin back down, and bridges to add leverage to the chinlock! Dustin endures this modified clutch and fans rally again. Sammy returns to a normal position and leans on Dustin but Dustin fights his way up. Dustin throws body shots and punches Sammy away. Dustin whips, Sammy reverses but the dropkick is faked out! Jackknife cover, TWO and Sammy LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Sammy’s size disadvantage may have kept him from ending it there, but Sammy rains down angry right hands. Sammy climbs and grins as he aims, but the Shooting Star has to bail out! SPINNING POWERSLAM!
Fans rally up again as Dustin fires up! Dustin stands and Sammy wobbles, but Dustin runs and rallies with clotheslines! Dustin whips, Sammy reverses but Dustin stops himself to Rhodes Uppercut! And then atomic drop to a BOOT! Sammy is spinning but Dustin has him in the corner. Sammy kicks back and runs, into a SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Sammy survives but Dustin vows to end this. Dustin drags Sammy back up, but Sammy spins out to enziguri! And running Shooting Star! Cover, TWO!! Dustin survives and Sammy can’t believe it. Dustin gets to the apron as Hager coaches Sammy to end this. Sammy goes out to the apron and fireman’s carries, but Dustin fights out with hard elbows. Dustin reels Sammy in and fans fire up, APRON DESTROYER!!
Dustin puts Sammy back in as fans lose their minds, but Hager hops up on the apron. Dustin DECKS Hager, Sammy runs in but gets TOSSED out onto Hager! Dustin puts Sammy back in fast, stalks him to a corner, and SPANKS him again! Dustin sets the legs up and CHOPS Sammy. The ref warns Dustin not to do this, but Dustin doesn’t really care. “SUCK IT!” But the ref steps in the way! Sammy begs the ref to help, Hager gets in to LOW BLOW Dustin! Sammy covers, Sammy wins!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
The irony that Hager shatters Dustin’s dreams. Will this feud finally break down and end up in the ring?
Backstage interview with Private Party!
Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy are having fun in the New Year. What are their resolutions for 2020? They could go on and on, but they want to know Jenn’s plans. Hangman Page comes by to get himself a drink from the bar. Whoa, whoa, Hangman, how can you come in here and just snipe their screen time, and swipe some of their drinks? But they are a bit worried about Hangman. Oh are they? They should worry about him, because he could whoop both of them! Whoa, is he drunk already or something? Happy New Year’s, your party sucks. And Hangman takes that drink after all. Is Hangman going to pay for that? That’s $12.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Wardlow are here!
The Dynamite Diamond Ring Bearer and his muscle head to the ring, smug as always. For those who don’t know or don’t remember, MJF first betrayed his “best friend,” Cody, and then acted like he didn’t owe Cody a thing. Cody offered MJF a huge treasure trove of prizes, but MJF says he’s already rich enough. MJF talks trash while AEW is picture in picture, buying time before his promised announcement. He even breaks a fan’s sign! But at least he gets someone to kiss the ring.
AEW returns to single picture as MJF finally gets in the ring. The fans troll MJF but he just shrugs it off. They don’t seem to see that he’s the good guy here! “If your heads weren’t shoved so far up your own asses, you’d see shit clearly.” Sorry if that word play was too tough, but Jacksonville doesn’t seem to know words at all. Speaking of morons… Hi, Cody! “Isn’t it funny how the roles here have beautifully reversed?” Now Cody needs MJF. But this is 2020, the brink of history! MJF and Cody are so close to having the match “all your little mark boy fan club wants.” The only things left are the stipulations. “Let’s list them off, shall we?”
Stipulation 1: If Cody wants this match, they can have it one place, and that’s AEW Revolution. Until then, MJF doesn’t care what happens. If Cody touches him even once, there’s no match at Revolution or ever. Stipulation 2: Since Cody is so tough, it is only fair that in order to have this match, Cody will go 1v1 against a man of MJF’s choosing and win. That man is going to be none other than MJF’s war dog, WARDLOW! But is that good enough, Wardlow? Jacksonville, please SHUT UP while he’s talking to Wardlow. This is going to be Wardlow’s debut against “the mighty” Cody. Let’s up the ante. This match should be… “A SOLID STEEL CAGE!”
And lastly, Stipulation 3: MJF’s favorite stipulation, it will be live on TNT, in front of family, friends and God, Cody is going to get on all fours “like the dog that you are,” and MJF will WHIP him! Yes, and not just once. NO that’s too easy. Not two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or nine! But TEN times! And as the leather belt rips Cody’s skin, each scar will be a constant reminder that he is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, “and I’m better than you…” Kiss the ring… “And you know it.” A lot to ask for, but is this what revenge is worthy to both MJF and Cody?
AEW relives the Ten Minute Challenge.
Chris Jericho bet Jungle Boy Jack Perry couldn’t last even this long against him, and Jungle Boy took on the challenge. And in the end, even while suffering the Walls of Jericho, Jungle Boy ran out the clock! Jenn Decker now interviews Jurassic Express to get their thoughts on that match. JB says that it has been wild. 2019 ended with the biggest match in his career, and he did what very few thought he could. This is a new year, a new decade, and it’ll be a big one for this trio and as individuals. Records reset, they’re ready to start strong. Marko Stunt wants a hug but Luchasaurus won’t let him. Will Jurassic Park make 2020 their year?
Backstage interview with Riho and Michael Nakazawa!
Though she is still AEW Women’s World Champion, there is no rest for the Wrestling Idol. She takes on her true #1 Contender, the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien, Kris Statlander, next week! She just went through a hard Fatal 4 Way fight tonight so what are her thoughts? Britt Baker interrupts and goes on a rant about how “nice” it is to have Riho back. How has she been and where has she been? Britt’s been here every week busting her butt being the face of the division! Riho does NOT deserve the title, winning by the skin of her teeth! Britt is doing this and having her dentistry practice! But no, Riho just come sin, has a match, then leaves! And with that, Britt leaves so Riho can answer the first question regarding Kris Statlander.
Michael translates to and for Riho, and the answer is that Riho is ready. Well we’ll have to see if that is true when Dynamite goes to Memphis!
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite Memphis!
For the first time anywhere, the Lucha Brothers will take on the Rhodes Brothers! Will Cero Miedo be a nightmare for Cody and Dustin?
And after the confrontation between them at the bar, Private Party will take on Hangman Page, but with a partner! Kenny Omega again teams with Hangman, will they keep working together well in the New Year?
Six Man Tag: The Elite VS PAC & The Lucha Brothers!
Speaking of the Hangman Page, he surprises everyone by joining commentary, drink in hand. Perhaps he’s the Hungover Man right now… But with his friends, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, doing battle together once again, will everyone in The Elite have a Happy New Year here? Or will The Bastard work well enough with Pentagon and Fenix to show The Elite is no longer elite?
The teams sort out, Omega starts against Pac to get an unofficial rematch, but Pac wants no part of that. Pac tags right out to Pentagon, which confuses him a little. But in the end, we get another unofficial rematch from All In! Omega and Pentagon stand off, but Pentagon takes off the glove. And tosses it to the ref, but Omega intercepts! And uses it to slap pentagon! It is a duel! Pentagon rakes Omega’s eyes, but Omega CHOPS and CHOPS away on Pentagon! Pentagon CHOPS back then says, “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon whips, Omega dodges and redirects, but Pac gets a cheap shot! Seems he wants Omega on his own terms. Pentagon enziguris then tags to Fenix.
The Lucha Bros double whip, Omega dodges and redirects to dropkick legs out! Fans fire up as Omega hits a DOUBLE Kotaro Krusher! Omega has Fenix up in the Electric Cheri already, but Fenix slips out! Omega backs off to tag in Nick Jackson, and we get another unofficial rematch! Fenix and Nick tie up, Fenix pushes Nick but Nick comes back to bump shoulders. Fenix bumps back but then Nick runs Fenix over! Nick runs, Fenix blocks the monkey flip bug not the rebound sunset flip! TOW, Fenix kicks but Nick dodges to wheelbarrow and arm-drag! Fenix gets up, hip toss handspring but into a dropkick! Fenix flops out and Nick builds speed to slide out. Pentagon kicks, Nick ducks it, but Fenix enziguris! Fenix puts Nick in, Nick elbows back, but Fenix somersault dropkicks! Fenix then builds speed to slide out. Roles reverse as Fenix ducks Matt’s kick but gets a ROUNDHOUSE from Nick!
Nick puts Fenix in, Fenix kicks but Nick dodges. Nick kicks but Fenix dodges. Both men kick but both men block. They agree to let each other free, but then Fenix staggers Nick. They bump shoulders, clotheslines, roundhouse for roundhouse, DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE and DOUBLE KIP-UP! Both men are fired up and so are the fans! AEW goes picture in picture fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Fenix offers Nick a handshake? Nick knows better and SUPERKICKS Fenix down! Nick hits Pentagon but Pac gets away. Matt tags in to dropkick Pentagon down! Nick gutbusters Fenix, Matt adds the neckbreaker backbreaker! Tag to Omega! Matt drags Fenix up and Omega whips him corner to corner. Omega whips Nick in but Fenix puts him outside. Fenix does the same to Matt, but Omega runs in, combo attack in the corner! Omega drapes Fenix but Pentagon enziguris Omega! Omega reverses Pentagon’s whip to fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton for Pentagon and BACK STABBER for Fenix! Nick climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Fenix across Omega’s knees! Matt climbs up to MACHO ELBOW Pentagon! The Elite fire up and so do the fans!
Teams regroup and Omega tags in Matt. Matt brings Fenix up as Omega climbs. Gut wrench and Nick joins Omega, but Fenix slips out to shove Matt into the Elite! Fenix CHOPS Matt, knuckle locks, and goes acrobatic to SUPER STEINER Nick! Pentagon and Omega dodge each other, Petna mule kicks but Omega put shim outside! Fenix runs into a SPIKE-RANA! AEW returns to single picture as the Lucha Brothers regroup. Omega runs but Pac trips him up! Pac runs and FLIES onto Omega! The Fosbury Flop hits the wall but The Bastard is up and angry! Pac puts Omega in and demands a tag. Fenix gives him it, Pac stomps away on Omega’s face! The ref counts and Pac lets up at 4. The Lucha Brothers get away with cheap shots!
The fans tell Pac what they think of him, and Omega boots him back! Omega fights out of the corner, goes up and over but Pac has the foot! Pac drags Omega up but Omega slips out of the suplex to hot tag Nick! Nick rallies on everyone! He bobs ‘n’ weaves to fire off a forearm, mule kick and roundhouse! Shining wizard, roundhouse, forearm and BULLDOG from the corner! Tag to Matt and the Bucks have the Bastard, shining wizard and wheelbarrow boost DESTROYER! The Lucha Brothers see that move stealing and rush The Bucks! The Bucks hit back, then double slingshot DESTROYERS!! The fans are thunderous as Omega tags back in! Omega dares Pac to get up. Pac stands and he throws a haymaker. Omega gives one back and fans hope the “Fight Forever!”
Omega gets Pac up and DECKS him again! Pac gives forearms back, then runs, but Omega CHOPS him! Omega runs, into a BOOT! But he keeps moving, only to run into a rebound SNAP German! Omega dodges the enziguri to V-TRIGGER! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Pac wobbles up and into Omega’s clutches. Omega gut wrenches and POWERBOMBS! Cover but Pentagon KICKS him down! Fans boo but Pentagon eggs the Bucks on. Pentagon SLINGBLADES Matt, then Nick! Then Omega, but Omega slips out to whip Penta to a corner. Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER! Tag to Fenix, “CERO! MIEDO!” Package but no driver, DOUBL ESUPERKICKS! Fenix leaps, but the Bucks go under. Omega shoves Fenix at them, but he gets a DOUBLE CUTTER!
V-TRIGGER! SNAP DRAGON! But somersault CUTTER!! Fenix tags back out to Pac and Pac climbs up! Pac aims, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, but the Bucks save it! The Elite still lives and Hangman’s gonna need another drink. “This is Awesome!” to kick off the New Year! Pac gets Omega in the Brutalizer! The Lucha Brothers keep the Bucks down, but not forever! Matt gets in to SUPERKICK Pac down! The Bucks regroup, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Pentagon! Fenix gets in and tags back in. Springboard, INTO A V-TRIGGER!! Electric Chair, ONE-WINGED ANGEL! The Elite guard the ring as Omega covers, THE ELITE WINS!
Winners: The Elite, Omega by pinfall
Cody comes out to celebrate with his friends, because The Elite is still elite! Hangman heads on out, but the Elite want him to join in. Hangman says he’s not Elite, but he’s still their friend. He gives thumbs up and takes another sip before heading out. The Elite stand tall in the ring, will they continue to rise back up in the New Year?
Is this perhaps the best episode of AEW Dynamite ever? I feel like it is, because other than technical issues of just NOT knowing how to come back from picture in picture right, this was an amazing night. The only real disappointments from the actual content would be Moxley not just giving us his answer, perhaps going after Sammy Guevara as a proxy. Of course, then that would prevent us from getting a really funny cue card promo from Sammy, and a pretty good match between him and Dustin Rhodes. Of course, anything with Dustin and the Inner Circle boils down to Jake Hager’s involvement, so it worked in character and in story. Can we have Dustin VS Hager happen for Bash at the Beach or at least Revolution? It just needs to happen already because of how great it’ll be.
The only other disappointment came during the Women’s Fatal 4 Way. It wasn’t the result, or even the match as a whole necessarily. It just felt like the match went on one more moment than it should have, though it’s hard to place exactly when that would be. In the end, Riho pulls off another lucky win so it isn’t like any of the women were weakened. Nyla also gets to continue that rage story from 2019, but who knows what happens with that. I was surprised that Britt got in Riho’s face like that. I suppose she does have a point, AEW literally just hasn’t had Riho around that much, but isn’t Riho still with Stardom part time? I doubt if Britt turns Heel from this, but she sure isn’t Riho’s friend anymore. And with Riho facing Kris Statlander next week, and the obsession the Nightmare Collective has with Kris, expect shenanigans during that match for the anniversary episode.
Cody VS Darby was amazing, perhaps even better than their Fyter Fest match. Well, aside from Arn getting up not so much to interfere but to warn Cody. This keeps Darby strong in a way since Cody needed an assist of sorts, but Cody wins to stay strong for the sake of the “Is the Elite still elite?” story being told throughout tonight. Plus, the next step in his story with MJF is building now. MJF had a great promo, and in true Heel fashion, he stacks the deck on Cody. A Steel Cage match with the debuting Wardlow and ten belt lashes, that is going to be brutal for Cody, but you can bet it is all happening.
The twist in Hangman’s story is apparently a drinking problem, which is fine I suppose. He has been up and down both with winning, losing and his friends in The Elite, so this is definitely meant to be a down trend for him. The Elite VS Pac & Lucha Bros was amazing, but again, The Elite win in order for that story to go their way. It was a good touch for Cody to come out and Hangman to politely decline. With Hangman and Omega teaming up again, I would think the next phase in Hangman’s story is sparked. He might turn on Omega, abandon him, who knows, but that mystery and uncertainty is part of the fun. For Hangman to have come this far where he can be the guy to strike out on his own is actually a big thing in itself, and I’m sure AEW will make it worthwhile every step of the way.
My Score: 9.4/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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