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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/12/2020)

Gold and grudges in Austin!

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

There’s gold in Austin!

Dynamite is dripping with gold and animosity! Will Nyla Rose finally take the AEW Women’s World Championship from Riho?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW World Tag Team Championship: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega VS SoCal Uncensored; Hangman & Omega win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
  • Dustin Rhodes VS Sammy Guevara; Dustin wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Riho VS Nyla Rose; Nyla wins and becomes the new AEW Women’s World Champion.
  • MJF VS Jungle Boy; MJF wins.
  • Jon Moxley VS Santana w/ Ortiz; Moxley wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW World Tag Team Championship: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega VS SoCal Uncensored!

Dynamite opens with a huge championship rematch! Can the Cowboy pull it together to keep the gold with him and the Best Bout Machine? Or will these once again become the S C U tag team titles?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and this rematch from the Cruise of Jericho begins!

Austin cheers for “Cowboy Sh*t!” as the teams sort out. Omega starts against Frankie Kazarian, but wait. The Dark Order interrupts with a message! “Best of luck with your match tonight.” The Dark Order is legion, for they are many. Some of their members may be closer than you think. The Exalted One is coming! “When the time is right, we will strike.” Christopher Daniels says he’ll go make sure Evil Uno and Stu Grayson don’t pull anything, and the bell rings.

Omega and Kaz shake hands and circle. They tie up, Kaz headlocks, but Omega pries against the hold. Omega powers out, Kaz runs him over with a shoulder! Things speed up, Omega arm-drags Kaz and again. Omega has the arm lock but Kaz gets up to put him on the ropes. The ref counts and Kaz lets up, to then kick low! Kaz whips, Scorpio Sky gets a cheap shot in! Fans boo but Omega lets Scorpio have that one. Kaz waistlocks but Omega elbows out to BOOT Scorpio! Omega hears fans fire up so he takes aim and slingshots, only for Kaz to yank him down! Kaz waistlocks, Omega standing switches but Kaz switches back. O’Conner roll, TWO!

Omega runs but is put on the rope! Another cheap shot and then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Kaz hits Hangman then covers Omega, TWO! SCU is gritty as Scorpio tags in. SCU double whips ad kicks Omega! Complete Shot from Scorpio! Kaz DECKS Hangman as Scorpio covers, TWO! Scorpio drags Omega up, Gory Especial, but Hangman clotheslines Kaz out! Hangman ROCKS Scorpio, then pop-up GERMAN between Omega and Hangman! Omega full nelsons Scorpio as Hangman goes out. Kaz yanks Hangman down and CLOBBERS him! Scorpio runs but into a huricanrana! Omega knees Kaz out and fans fire up. The Terminator drums begin and Omega rises, to build speed, only for Scorpio to trip him. Scorpio FLIES onto Hangman, but Omega FLIES onto SCU!

Austin is thunderous for “Kenny! Kenny!” as Omega drags Scorpio up and into the ring. Omega climbs up as Scorpio stands, missile dropkick to the back! Omega drags Scorpio up, AOI SHOUDO! Cover, TWO! Omega tags Hangman and they bring Scorpio up together. Kaz flies in, Omega and Hangman get clear. They double kick, then both run, boot and… KOTARO KRUSHER! Hangman goes after Scorpio with a whip, but catches Scorpio’s crossbody! Fall Away Slam! Hangman kips up and Austin fires up. Fans are fired up as Hangman tags Omega back in. Omega brings Scorpio up and fans fire up. “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, Hangman adds the shooting star! Omega moonsaults, onto knees! Hangman is up top but Kaz shoves him down!

Omega staggers and Scorpio gives him a flapjack! Tag to Kaz and Kaz rams Omega into the SCU corner. Kaz rams Omega with his shoulder, but Omega fights back! Fans rally but Kaz knees low and throws Omega out. Scorpio SPEARS Omega into the barriers! Then rams him into the apron! Scorpio puts Omega in and Kaz drags him up. Kaz scoops and slams Omega, then springboard leg drops! Cover, TWO! Omega survives and gets to the apron, but Kaz tags Scorpio. Scorpio stands on Omega until the ref counts 4. Fans boo but Scorpio drags Omega around for a kick to the ribs! Omega throws hands in return, and a CHOP! Omega runs but Scorpio kitchen sink knees! Tag to Kaz and Kaz runs in to crossbody! Cover, TWO!

Kaz keeps on Omega with body scissors and a bearhug to squeeze Omega like a boa. Fans rally up as Omega endures. Omega fights his way up to his feet, and he carries Kaz as a backpack towards the corner. But where is Hangman? Omega drops backwards to senton on Kaz! Kaz tags Scorpio and Scorpio is right on Omega with kicks and punches! Kaz runs in to corner splash! SCU double whip Omega corner to corner, but Omega boots Kaz and elbows Scorpio! Omega goes up and over and hurries, hot tag to Hangman! Fans are thunderous as Hangman deals out haymakers and CHOPS! Hangman whips Scorpio but Scorpio reverses. Scorpio runs in, Hangman dodges and BOOTS Kaz!

Hangman runs back at Scorpio but Scorpio boots back! Scorpio hops up and leaps, into a BOOT! Fans are at a fever pitch as Hangman starts a clothesline train between Kaz and Scorpio! Scorpio dodges but leaps into Hangman’s fireman’s carry! Hangman boots Kaz and dumps Scorpio, for the standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and keeps SCU in this match! Hangman calls Omega in and Omega obliges. They drag Scorpio up and double whip, but Scorpio holds ropes. Scorpio sends Omega out then sends Hangman. Hangman boots back and slingshots, but Kaz LARIATS Hangman! Cover, TWO!!

Scorpio tags Kaz and gives him the boost for the tornado DDT on Hangman! Cover, TWO! Hangman survives but Kaz keeps on him with a whip. Hangman reverses, Kaz rolls off Hangman’s back to BACKSTABBER! Scorpio slingshot cutter! Kaz slingshot cutters Omega! DOUBLE DRAGON SLEEPERS! The ref tells the illegal men to get out and starts counting. Omega powers Kaz into Scorpio to save Hangman! All four men are down but Austin is fired up! The teams regroup and Hangman throws hands with Kaz. “This is Awesome!” as Kaz forearms back. Kaz runs, but Omega tags and Hangman rocks Kaz back! Hangman whips Kaz at Omega’s V-TRIGGER! Scorpio runs in, to get a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Kaz staggers up, Hangman takes aim, slingshot and…

No! Scorpio anchors Omega’s foot! Kaz dodges Buck Shot to turn Hangman around. Hangman powers out of Unprettier to Pop-up BOMB Kaz! Omega kicks Scorpio away, Hangman rolls Kaz into a V-TRIGGER! Hangman DIVES onto Scorpio! Omega and Hangman reset, BUCK SHOT TRIGGER!! Cover, Omega and Hangman win!!

Winners: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Kaz just misses getting that ropebreak! But close only works in horseshoes and hand grenades! Will SCU get closer after next week’s Tag Team Battle Royal? Or will Hangman and Omega have fresh challengers for AEW Revolution?

But wait, the Dark Order heads to the ring! Christopher Daniels is nowhere to be seen as Evil Uno leads Stu Grayson and the Beaver Boys down. But wait, here come Best Friends! Trent and Chuck Taylor have had their run-ins with the Dark Order, so they won’t let this go down. Wait, now MJF’s mercenaries in The Butcher, the Blade & The Bunny are here. And so are The Hybrid2! The AEW Tag Team Division is converging on one ring! But to reinforce SCU and Best Friends, it is the Young Bucks! They SUPERKICK the Beaver Boys, and a brawl is on!! It is chaos, much like what that battle royal will surely be.

Best Friends clear out TH2 while the Dark Order retreats. They and the Bucks focus on the mercs, but the Butcher double clotheslines Chuck and Trent! He dumps them out but the Bucks give out double dropkicks! And then the alley-oop dropkick for the Butcher! Allie the Bunny is upset but so is Evil Uno! Matt and Nick Jackson climb to DOUBLE LEAP onto the cluster! Will the Bucks be the #1 contenders after the chaos next week?

AEW is picture in picture as tensions still mount between all the teams. But just as Uno and Grayson want out, Orange Cassidy blocks their path! The Sloth forces them to face DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Trent makes sure The Sloth didn’t overdo it, and they join the Bucks in the ring. The Bucks stand with Cassidy, and we have a Sweet Shin PARTAAAY~! The Bucks even give Cassidy a headband! Thumbs up, and a QUINTUPLE HUG~! So either the Bucks are honorary Best Friends of the Best Friends are honorary members of The Elite. Either way, will one of these two tandems be in line for the title opportunity at Revolution?

 

AEW shares Jim Ross’s interview with Santana before the show.

Good ol’ JR heard Santana’s words from last week, as did everyone, and it was obvious the passion behind them. Santana got everyone’s attention because that was the first time we’d ever heard him talk like that. Santana vowed to teach Jon Moxley what it is like to live in darkness. Could he expound on that at all?

Santana says he will tell us “a little story.” A little over 10 years ago, Santana was in the “deepest, darkest point” in his life. He was broke, jobless, directionless, living in some BS basement apartment in the Bronx. Santana felt he was buried alive. So just one night, he called his father 3:30 in the morning. Santana explained exactly how he felt to his father. And his father, who was blind at just 14 years old, had a very unique experience with living in darkness. Then his father was “stolen” from Santana. That is Santana’s life.

JR points out that the Inner Circle’s actions towards Moxley makes Moxley’s actions back retaliatory. Isn’t Chris Jericho the one Santana should be upset with? Santana says Moxley had the chance to join “the real reason this company is so successful.” Moxley built his own coffin, and Santana vows to put Moxley in the dark. Will Santana be the last nail in that coffin of the Maniac’s own making?

 

AEW receives another message from Darby Allin.

The Undead Daredevil is still gasping for air, so he takes a page out of Sammy Guevara’s playbook. Darby uses cardboard as cue cards to speak. “Smashing my throat with the skateboard… You made a mistake. Sooner or later, I’ll find ya. But in the meantime… Sammy, you busy at Revolution? Hit me up…” He also has a doodle of Sammy saying, “Kissing Jericho’s ass gave me herpes!” The message is clear, Darby wants to destroy the Spanish God! Will he get his chance in Chicago?

 

Dustin Rhodes VS Sammy Guevara w/ Jake Hager!

Speaking of Sammy, he has a rematch with the Natural! Just like then, the Big Hurt is by Sammy’s side, but will Dustin be ready for them both this time?

Austin is fired up for their hometown here at the bell, but Sammy bails out. Sammy huddles up with Hager. Hager distracts Dustin, Sammy runs in, but Dustin BOOTS Sammy down anyhow! Sammy swings on Dustin but gets tossed! Dustin hits a BIG Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO! Sammy bails out again and says he doesn’t want to do this anymore. He and Dustin go to retreat, but Dustin leaps and clobbers Sammy at the ramp! Dustin dares Hager to fight, and then gives Austin Hook ’em Horns! Sammy leaps into an UPPERCUT! Dustin throws Sammy into railing and then into the ring as as AEW goes picture in picture.

Dustin gets on the apron but Hager anchors his foot! Sammy enziguris back! Dustin stumbles down and Sammy DIVES! The cannonball tope hits Dustin at the ramp! Sammy soaks up the praises of, well, mostly just Hager. Sammy brings Dustin up and rams him into railing! The Inner Circle high-fives as Sammy refreshes the count. Sammy insist the ref stop counting, but this just gives Hager a chance to throw Dustin into the crowd! Sammy goes out to fetch Dustin, and uses a fan’s Fat Head sign to SMACK Dustin! The ref reprimands Sammy as he puts Dustin in and covers. TWO, but Sammy drags Dustin up for a fireman’s carry. Sammy does squats, then Samoan Drops! Cover, TWO!

Dustin suddenly has Sammy in a ghost pin! TWO, and Sammy LARIATS Dustin down! Cover, TWO! AEW returns to single picture as fans rally up for Dustin. Sammy aims from the apron to springboards, into a COMPLETE SHOT! Both men are down but Austin rallies up. Dustin gets up first and counter punches Sammy! Dustin whips and clobbers Sammy with clothesline after clothesline! He whips again but Sammy reverses, only for Dustin to drop down and uppercut! Fans fire up as Dustin runs in, but Sammy BOOTS back! Sammy runs out, into the spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO! Hager shouts for Sammy to get up but Dustin climbs up. Fans let him know “You Still Got It!”

Hager distracts Dustin again by standing on the steel steps. Sammy attacks from behind, drags Dustin out, FEAST YOUR EYES! Cover, TWO!! Dustin survives and Hager is furious! This is the most emotion we’ve seen from the Big Hurt! Sammy drags Dustin to a drop zone and climbs up top, but Dustin stands to trip him up! Dustin climbs to join Sammy and SUPER BACK DROPS him! Sammy flounders up and leaps to the top! Sammy grabs at Dustin but Dustin fights back, SUPER GOURD BUSTER! Dustin leaps, SUPER DESTROYER! Austin is thunderous as Dustin drags Sammy up, suplex, FINAL RECKONING! Cover, Dustin wins!

Winner: Dustin Rhodes, by pinfall

The Natural exacts revenge on Sammy, and stares Hager down. Dustin grabs a mic as Hager and Sammy head up the ramp. “Hey, turn around!” No, not you, Sammy. Dustin is talking to “Jericho’s b*tch!” Fans echo that sentiment as Hager glares at Dustin. Dustin wants to know if Hager is ever going to step into the ring, or if he’s just going to collect a paycheck. Hager is failing in MMA, and is failing in AEW before ever getting started. Hager broke Dustin’s arm so Dustin is gonna kick Hager’s ass at Revolution! Fans want to see it, so the ball is in Hager’s court. Sammy wants Hager to leave this for later, and Hager heads out. Will Hager show just how badly he’s “failing” at being a fighter?

 

Tony Schiavone once again interviews Britt Baker.

Fans boo as The Doctor returns. Britt gives Tony a hug and then Tony asks how she justifies what she did to Yuka Sakazaki. Is that really the “stupid” question he’s about to ask her? This interview is already going as poorly as the others… But Britt stuck to her ethical and legal obligation as a dentist: improving the overall dental health of the public. Tooth 19, aka the mandibular second molar, in Yuka’s mouth needed to go because of decay. Fans boo, not wanting to hear Britt’s technical talk and excuses. Britt says she did Yuka a favor! Especially since she did it for free. Who even is Yuka to wander out onto “our” Dynamite stage? She might not even have health insurance! Unlike “Mr. Starbucks” Schiavone. Seriously, give a hand to Tony for trying so hard.

Fans definitely are on Tony’s side, but they’re not on Britt’s. Tony asks about the coming AEW Women’s World Championship match tonight. Britt’s faced both Riho and Nyla, who does she think wins? Well, it will be a fantastic match, we will be in awe of the Native Beast and of the Wrestling Idol. But the true winner is Britt, because they’re both second compared to her. Fans boo but Britt says there’s a lot of confusion in their “chubby Whataburger faces.” She will make it easier to understand: “I am a role model.” Britt has three degrees, two Plan A’s, and the first woman to sign with AEW. “This is my division.” And what she did to newcomer Yuka is a statement. Then she insults the Longhorns with her hand gesture! Will Britt continue to do everyone “favors” from here on out?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Riho VS Nyla Rose!

The Native Beast has been on a rampage ever since being denied the title when AEW Dynamite debuted. But will she be undeniable in this newest rematch for the gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Beast VS Idol begins again!

Riho rushes Nyla right away with knees and forearms! Nyla shoves her away but Riho comes back for more! Riho tries a waistlock but Nyla powers her into buckles! And then rams her with her hip attack! Nyla whips RIho corner to corner, roars and runs in, but Riho drops to roll her up! TWO and a close call! Things speed up, Nyla runs Riho over with her full body! Nyla covers, but Riho uses the Matrix escape! Riho runs but the dropkick is swatted away, and Nyla stomps Riho down. Fans boo as Nyla drags Riho up and suplexes. Riho escapes again to throw more forearms! Riho rocks Nyla at the ropes but Nyla blocks the whip to rock Riho back!

Nyal whips Riho, but Riho tilt-o-whirl headscissors! And then dropkicks Nyla out! Austin is fired up for Riho as she climbs up top. Riho LEAPS, but Nyla catches her! Nyla calls Riho a “BAKA (IDIOT)” before Nyla gives her a gutbuster! Nyla throws Riho into the apron then into the ring. Fans boo as Nyla gets a bad idea. Nyla brings out a TABLE! Shanna knows what Nyla can do with this, and fans do, too! The ref reprimands Nyla but she doesn’t care. Nyla stands the table up, but Riho runs atop it to dropkick Nyla into barriers! That only works because Riho’s so small… Riho clubs Nyla while AEW goes picture in picture.

Riho puts Nyla in the ring and then climbs up top again. Nyla stands, Riho leaps, the crossbody hits! Cover, TWO! Riho keeps her cool and brings Nyla around. Riho tries to scoop Nyla?! That doesn’t work at all, and Nyla clubs Riho on the back. Nyla scoops Riho and slams her with ease, to then drop a leg! Cover, TWO!! Riho survives but Nyla keeps her cool. Nyla drags Riho up and bumps her off buckles. She makes sure the corner cam sees it, too! Riho flounders in the corner but Nyla stomps a mudhole! And then grinds her boot in! The ref backs Nyla off and Nyla soaks up the heat. AEW goes to break as Riho is sputtering for air.

AEW returns as Nyla knees Riho hard. Nyla whips but Riho cartwheels and dropkicks! Nyla doesn’t fall and she clamps onto Riho’s throat. Riho fights back but Nyla lifts her. Riho gets around, Crucifix DRIVER! Both women are down and a standing count begins. The count climbs to 4 as both women stir. Riho reaches ropes at 6 and uses them to drag herself up. Nyla and Riho stand at 7, but Riho drop toeholds Nyla onto the ropes! Riho dials it up, 619 blocked! Nyla drags Riho in, lifts, but Riho sunset flips! Nyla sits down but misses! Riho basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Riho drags Nyla up but Nyla fireman’s carries for a Samoan Drop! Cover, TWO!! Riho still lives and Nyla is shocked!

Nyla drags Riho back up, suplexes, and then hangs Riho out to dry on the ropes. Nyla goes to a corner and climbs up. Fans anticipate what’s coming, and Nyla LEAPS to GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Fans have to cheer for that just on athletic merits. Nyla covers arrogantly, TWO!! Riho survives and Austin is thunderous for the little idol that could. Nyla whips Riho to a corner for a corner splash! Nyla fireman’s carries, then climbs the corner! Fans are worried but Riho slips off to throw palm strikes! Nyla slaps and BITES Riho’s face! Nyla brings Riho up, SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Riho survives!? No one can believe it but Austin loves it!

Nyla drags Riho up but Riho pushes back to fire off forearms! Riho won’t let up, even as Nyla swats her. Nyla Electric Chair lifts, and wants to parody Omega! But Riho fights out, full nelsons, and speaking of Omega, SNAP DRAGONS!! Riho reels Nyla in for another! Riho runs corner to corner, but misses! She hits buckles instead, and Nyla drags her up for a BEAST BO- NO! Riho escapes, Nyla wants her leg, but Riho gets free to dropkick again! Riho hauls Nyla up, NORTHERN LIGHTS?! Bridging cover, TWO!! Riho is going superhuman but this isn’t over yet! “This is Awesome!” though, as Riho is up top again. DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, ONE!?

Nyla flounders about but falls into another drop zone. Riho is up top once again, DOUBLE STOMPS AGAIN! But Riho won’t stop there, she’s up again… DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!? So close and yet so far, in more ways than one. Riho runs, corner to corner, SPEAR from Nyla! Nyla drags Riho up again, BEAST BOMB!!! Cover, Nyla wins!!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall (NEW AEW Women’s World Champion)

An epic showdown between two of the best, but in the end, it was the Native Beast that bested her opponent! We finally have our second-ever Women’s World Champion, how long will she reign?

AEW is picture in picture as Nyla goes backstage. And after getting a congratulatory hug from Tony Khan, Nyla encounters Omega. Omega has to admit, Nyla won against his friend, Riho. Nyla doesn’t want to shake his hand, and then starts talking trash. Nyla says Omega finally notices her, right? “All your base are belong to us, Kenny.” But where is everyone else? Only a handful of women are here to celebrate? Jericho got a party with “bubbleh” and grapes! What about Nyla? Omega says it’s over, but Nyla says it is NOT over. This is just the beginning.

But is that how it is? All this disrespect since day one, but now she’s the champ! There’s not even applause! The women just stand around like idiots. Nyla pushes past Big Swole Aerial Monroe, and Omega sarcastically notes, “Great champ, guys.” Leva Bates is apparently the only one trying to be positive about the new women’s champion. Who from the locker room is brave enough to step to Nyla first?

 

Backstage interview with The Inner Circle.

“Mr.” Chris Jericho has big news for next week’s Dynamite. He has really big news. Jon Moxley used the car keys of the stolen Ford GT to stab Santana in the eye, he proved he is “human garbage.” It makes Jericho sick that he will have to stand in the ring with Moxley at AEW Revolution. But Jericho will, as an honorable man. But Jericho scoured the globe for “a bounty hunter” to tear Moxley apart first. So if Moxley somehow survives Santana tonight, he will face a man who has toured the world “ending careers.” It’s JEFF COBB! Santana is the darkness, and Cobb will give Moxley a Tour of the Islands. And either way, it’ll prove to Moxley he will never be ready for Jericho. See you in hell!

Yes, that’s right! Jeff Cobb is now All Elite! Will the Hawaiian Juggernaut leave nothing left for Le Champion to face in Chicago?

 

Brandi Rhodes joins commentary.

After seeing what her husband, Cody, went through last week with the ten leather lashes, it is hard to fathom that next week is the Steel Cage match with Wardlow. But Cody will be ready. As for MJF, he is up next.

MJF VS Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman is actually excusing his muscle to stay in the back. He also waves to Brandi as he passes by commentary. Will MJF’s massive ego take a hit after underestimating Jungle Boy Jack Perry?

AEW returns from break, and to be fair to MJF, JB actually dismisses Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt. This will truly be 1v1 as the bell rings. MJF makes his pecs dance just to show off, but fans are all behind JB! JB and MJF tie up, and MJF waistlocks. JB standing switches but MJF switches, too. More switching and JB gets MJF down to float and facelock. MJF rolls to wrench but JB handsprings to wrench back. MJF handsprings and wrenches to a headlock. JB powers out but MJF runs him over with a shoulder. MJF soaks up the heat but JB kips right up! So MJF throws him by his hair!

Things speed up but MJF Fargo struts over JB just to show off. JB runs in, leaps over, MJF hurdles but JB handsprings and headlock takeovers! MJF headscissors but JB pops out to jackknife cover! TWO as MJF bridges and spins JB. Backslide but JB slips out to cradle! TWO and MJF cradles, TWO. DOUBLE handsprings! Fans actually have to cheer MJF on that one. MJF shoves JB but JB shoves MJF down! MJF bails out of the ring to cool off and fans troll him. JB waits on MJF and MJF slowly returns. MJF offers a handshake but we all know better than that. JB spits on his hand before shaking MJF’s. Then JB CHOPS MJF, goes up, up and away to arm-drag MJF! Then JB dropkicks MJF down!

MJF flounders to a corner and fans are all fired up for Jungle Boy! JB goes to MJF but MJF throat chops! The ref reprimands but MJF bumps JB off buckles. MJF fires off hands and stomps until the ref counts. MJF lets up at 4 to go out and pull JB out by his hair! He throws JB into railing! Fans boo, jeer and even flip MJF off but he just tunes it all out as he lounges on the apron. Arn Anderson is watching this backstage, studying on behalf of Cody. MJF mocks fans before he fetches JB for a scoop slam to the floor. MJF leaves JB behind as he goes into the ring, and AEW goes picture in picture.

The ring count begins as MJF lounges on the ropes. JB drags himself in at about 7 but MJF is on him with stomps. MJF drags JB up on the apron to bend back against the ropes in a backbreaker rack! The ref counts, MJF lets up at 4, then goes back for more! The ref backs MJF off and JB flops to the mat. MJF drags JB up and knees him down! MJF drops knees to JB’s back then puts on a half camel clutch. JB endures being bent back down, and fights his way up. JB throws body shots from all sides then rocks MJF with a right! He runs, but into MJF’s tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Cover, TWO! MJF grows frustrated as he stalks JB to a corner.

MJF mocks fans for liking JB and stomps JB down. He stands JB up to whip corner to corner, then back drops him on the rebound! MJF swaggers over to JB in the other corner, to whip again, for another back drop! MJF cheers himself on but fans boo. AEW returns to single picture as MJF puts JB back in a corner. MJF wrenches and whips yet again, but JB reverses, to give MJF a back drop! Fans fire up again as JB rests in the corner. MJF runs at JB but JB boots him away. JB elbows, forearms and uppercuts MJF! MJF blocks the whip and throws JB to ropes, but JB LARIATS! MJF bails out, JB builds speed, JB DIVES! Direct hit but JB keeps going, another DIVE! JB wants the third, and he FLIES! The tope conjilo hits and Austin is thunderous!

JB puts MJF in the ring, drags him up, but his back won’t let him lift MJF. MJF clubs JB then back suplexes. JB lands on his feet and hops up, POISON-RANA! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and JB grows frustrated. Fans rally up for JB as he drags MJF up. JB fires himself up to try again, but can’t get MJF up all the way. MJF drags himself to a corner as JB clutches his back. JB runs in but is put up. JB headstands but MJF SUPERKICKS and Alabama Slams! MJF copies another Cody move with the underhooks and inverted Gory Especial! JB endures and pops out, then rolls MJF up! TWO!! JB ducks and boots MJF then rolls up top! MJF staggers up to trip JB!

“Hey, Brandi! You can have a real man!” MJF is vile as he climbs up to join JB. JB resists the superplex and fights MJF back! JB flips over, RUNNING POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! JB was so close and yet so far! Wait, Wardlow reappears from the crowd! JB slaps and clubs MJF at the ropes but the ref backs him off. Wardlow sneaks MJF the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF waits for JB to come close, DIAMOND RING PUNCH! Fans boo as MJF drags JB back up. MJF dragon sleepers, for DOUBLE CROSS! Cover, MJF wins!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall

The Salt of the Earth wins with his parody of Cody’s move. But this isn’t the end, as Wardlow drags JB up into a fireman’s carry, for an F5!! But here come the Jurassic Express! Luchasaurus backs Wardlow down while Marko checks on JB. Wardlow and MJF leave, because Wardlow has his Steel Cage match with Cody next week. Will the American Nightmare get back at MJF’s muscle for everything the two have done?

 

AEW again hears from PAC.

“Word on the street, Kenny, is that you’re done.” That Omega is a “shadow of who you once were, on a slippery slope to mediocrity.” The truth is, Pac knows Omega hasn’t been the same since that loss in Chicago. And Pac understands why Omega’s confidence is shot and his negligence has grown. All of Omega’s problems are all because of Pac. The Bastard is the best, and that haunts Omega. Omega is scared. “As ya f***in’ should be!” But there’s no more running, no more hiding. Two more weeks, and we have the Ironman match to prove who is the best! Isn’t Omega lucky?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

While there will be a #1 Contenders Battle Royal, the AEW World Tag Team Championships are on the line again! Hangman and Omega will take on the Lucha Brothers, Pentagon Jr and Rey Fenix! Will the gold change hands so close to Revolution?

 

Jon Moxley VS Santana w/ Ortiz!

It has been eye for an eye between The Maniac and the Inner Circle, and that might be as true as it’s ever been here tonight! Le Champion leads Sammy and Hager to their VIP box while Proud ‘n’ Powerful are together at ringside. Will Moxley survive Santana to then take on Jeff Cobb? Or will everyone witness the end of the Paradigm Shift?

Since Moxley’s usual path is blocked by the Inner Circle’s VIP box, Moxley comes out from the complete other side of the audience and on the ground level! Santana doesn’t even let Moxley get to the ring, he attacks at the railing! Moxley drags Santana over to join him and the brawl is happening in front of the fans! The two throw hands as the ref and Ortiz hurry after. Moxley rams Santana into more railing, and then throws big forearms. Santana throws forearms back but this match isn’t even official yet! Santana kicks Moxley to barriers, then runs in, but Moxley back drops him to ringside! Moxley drags Santana up to throw into railings on the other side!

Ortiz gets in Moxley’s face but Moxley doesn’t sweat him. Moxley CHOPS Santana and things finally enter the ring. The bell sounds and Moxley clotheslines Santana in a corner! Moxley CHOPS Santana all around but Santana hits back. Moxley fires off forearms and knees but runs into Santana’s elbow. Santana whips but Moxley reverses to send Santana out with a clothesline! Ortiz checks on Santana but Moxley climbs up, to LEAP! The huge elbow takes out Santana! Moxley drags Santana up to throw haymakers and follow around the way. Santana sends Moxley into steel steps! Santana wants to take Moxley’s good eye using the corner of the steps! Moxley holds him off, but it comes dangerously close! Moxley fights back and then puts Santana in the ring.

Santana hits Moxley away, builds speed and wrecks him with a dropkick! Ortiz laughs at Moxley and the Inner Circle applauds as AEW goes picture in picture again.

Santana stands Moxley up to CHOP, and then follows him around the way. Santana clubs Moxley to railing, and then CHOPS him against the railing. He puts Moxley back in the ring, covers, ONE! So Santana goes after the good eye with his thumb! The ref reprimands but Santana puts Moxley on ropes to choke! Santana clubs away but lets up at the ref’s count. He clubs Moxley around, then puts him in a corner. Santana rams his shoulder in but Moxley does his best to fight back. Santana climbs up to drive elbow after elbow into Moxley’s head! Moxley pushes Santana away, but Santana catches the kick to enziguri Moxley back! Cover, TWO!

Both men take a moment to check their eye patches before Santana clamps onto Moxley with a chinlock. Moxley endures, even as Santana rakes his good eye! The ref reprimands, the two men stand up, and Moxley pries free to throw forearms from all sides! AEW is single picture as Moxley whips but Santana reverses, only for Moxley to rally with lariats! Moxley whips again but Santana kicks him away! Santana swings but into one underhook. The bad eyes make it hard to find the other arm, but Moxley gets the backslide. TWO, but Moxley has the one arm for a FUJIWARA! Santana endures as Moxley pulls back. Santana fights up, rolls and boots Moxley away!

Moxley ducks Santana’s punch to GERMAN SUPLEX Santana away! Ortiz coaches Santana while the rest of the Inner Circle is worried. Moxley runs corner to corner but Santana boots him away! BUCKLE SHOT! Santana gets up as Ortiz talks trash to Moxley. Santana runs corner to corner now, but Moxley is right up! Moxley swings, Santana waistlocks and O’Conner rolls, but Moxley slips out. Santana rolls back more to CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps his cool as he drags Moxley up, SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives that dangerous move, but Santana keeps his cool. Santana climbs up top and leaps, but he splashes onto knees!

Both men are down and a standing count begins. The count reaches 5 before Moxley stands with the ropes. But Ortiz lurks with the mad ball! The ref spots him and warns him not to! Santana runs in, Moxley sends him into Ortiz! Moxley rolls Santana up, TWO! Santana SUPERKICKS! Santana runs, into a LARIAT! Both men are down again and Austin fires up! Moxley crawls around, gets to his feet, and fires himself up! Moxley heads to the top rope but Ortiz lurks again! Ortiz SPITS a bunch of beer!? Moxley is blinded as Ortiz shimmies and dances. Santana runs corner to corner, CANNONBALL! Santana puts Moxley in the drop zone and heads up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!?! Moxley survives the screw job and Ortiz is furious!

Fans rally for Moxley while the Inner Circle is frustrated. Moxley and Santana flounder about, but Santana slaps Moxley around. Moxley swings on Santana but misses wildly. Santana grabs Moxley and mocks him, but Moxley thumbs Santana’s BAD eye through the patch!! Moxley still wobbles, Santana flails, they bump into each other! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

But Ortiz is right on him! Mad ball and claws get at Moxley’s face! And here come the rest of the Inner Circle! Hager and Sammy stomp and punch Moxley while Ortiz pushes the ref out of the ring! Le Champion takes his time swaggering into the ring, a bottle of the bubbly in his hands. Ortiz uses the mad ball more, then Jericho uses the AEW World Championship belt to LASH Moxley! Hager has Moxley up in the arm triangle, then KNEES Moxley low! The Inner Circle puts Moxley in the drop zone for Sammy to climb up and 630 SENTON! Hager drags Moxley back up as Jericho takes off his fancy jacket. JUDAS EFFECT! Jericho “covers” Moxley and Ortiz “counts,” Jericho “wins.”

Wait, who is Jericho calling for now? JEFF COBB IS HERE TONIGHT!? The bounty hunter debuts on AEW a week early, and he reels Moxley in for a TOUR OF THE ISLANDS! The Inner Circle only gets stronger thanks to the addition of the Hawaiian Juggernaut! Will there be anything of Moxley left by the time we get to Revolution?

 


 

My Thoughts:

An amazing episode for AEW Dynamite tonight! I really liked that they again opened with an amazing tag team match for the titles. It was great to see Hangman & Omega retain, and it is an interesting move for SCU to be a bit more Heel in the match-up. It is also of note that the SCU disappeared during all that brawling with The Dark Order and the other AEW tag teams. Evil Uno’s message about their newest members being closer than you’d think, could it be that the SCU are already part of the faction? Is Daniels going to be the Exalted One if it isn’t Matt Hardy? Also, with another AEW World Tag Team title match next week, will Hangman & Omega retain to face The Dark Order in some capacity?

The Women’s World Championship was incredible! This could’ve been on the PPV as is! And Nyla winning actually felt right. I wish TNT had let us hear her promo backstage so we could get context of what might be building between her and Kenny Omega. Omega VS PAC is coming, and PAC had a great promo tonight, but maybe after Revolution, AEW makes history by having Omega VS Nyla as a co-ed feud? Britt had a very strong promo tonight, and I honestly laughed at her line about Whataburger. She might still move up to challenge for the title, even if Nyla is Heel just like Britt.

MJF VS Jungle Boy was a great match, and I agree with commentary in saying these two young stars are going to be among the biggest names in wrestling in just a few years. Of course MJF cheats to win, though, but that was some classic Heel work. Wardlow is being a henchman for now but I would love to see him and Luchasaurus have a series of matches.

Dustin getting a win back on Sammy was great, and we’ll finally get Dustin VS Hager at Revolution. Darby calling out Sammy was a great promo, and I would hope we get that match for Revolution. The Inner Circle is definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with. I am so glad to see Jeff Cobb got off the sinking ship that is ROH to join AEW! Mox VS Santana was a great match tonight, Mox VS Cobb is going to be just as good, if not better. And Moxley running this gauntlet to get at Jericho, this is some great stuff.

My Score: 9.3/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)

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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!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?


My Thoughts:

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!

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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?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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.

QUICK NOTES

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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