Huntsville is Dynamite!
AEW arrives in Alabama for a rather vicious night of action. Cody takes ten leather lashes from MJF in order to get a match at Revolution!
- Jon Moxley VS Ortiz w/ Santana; Moxley wins.
- SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends; SCU win(s).
- Britt Baker VS Yuka Sakazaki; Sakazaki wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade w/ Bunny; The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela; Sabian wins.
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Last time on AEW Dynamite…
Le Champion, Chris Jericho, told Jon Moxley that he got the spike to the eye because he foolishly refused the Inner Circle’s offer. Moxley isn’t sure what kind of man Jericho thinks he is, but Moxley knows what he sees looking at Jericho: “An insecure egomaniac.” Jericho and Moxley will battle at AEW Revolution, but will Moxley take the title away from Y2J?
Meanwhile, the well-laid plans of Maxwell Jacob Friedman are going up in spoke as his well paid mercenaries failed to put away The Young Bucks in a match. Kenny Omega and Hangman Page would come to the rescue afterward, and now things are escalating! Plus, Cody was badder than Superbad with not one, not two but three Cross Rhodes to Kip Sabian! Will MJF reconsider his vendetta with The Elite? Or can he even things out with the ten lashes of leather?
Jon Moxley VS Ortiz w/ Santana!
Speaking of the Maniac, he has a much better eye patch this week as he prepares to face the Puerto Rican pitbull! Will Moxley build momentum on the way to Chicago’s world championship match?
But before the bell rings, Chris Jericho appears! Of course, he has Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager with him so the entire Inner Circle is present. Jericho, Sammy and Hager go to commentary as fans finish singing the theme song. The bell rings and Moxley is wary of Santana lurking. Ortiz swings but Moxley gives counter punches and forearms. Fans are on Moxley’s side as Ortiz whips, and Moxley leaping lariats Ortiz down! Ortiz goes out to regroup with Santana but Moxley comes out and gets a chair! Ortiz runs away but Moxley backs Santana off. Moxley gets in and blocks the kick to throw Ortiz down!
Moxley drives elbows and knees into Ortiz then runs. Ortiz grabs the ref and Santana swipes at Moxley! Then Ortiz enziguris and DDT’s Moxley! Running plan splash! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Moxley up to throw out of the ring. Santana taunts Moxley but stays back. Ortiz goes out and whips Moxley into railings! “We’re the best! We’re the best!” Ortiz whips Moxley into steel steps, the bad eye first! Fans boo but Proud ‘n’ Powerful soak up the heat. Moxley gets up as Ortiz bows in the ring. Moxley manages to get in the ring but the gloves are coming off. Ortiz stomps Moxley in the corner then scrapes his foot off Moxley’s face. The ref backs Ortiz off, but Ortiz claws Moxley’s back! Rawr!
Ortiz drags Moxley into a camel clutch and he claws at Moxley’s face. The ref reprimands but Ortiz just grinds a forearm in Moxley’s face instead. The fans rally up and Moxley fights out of the hold. Moxley has Ortiz as a backpack and powers him back into buckles! Both men flounder and fall and Moxley throws forearms. Moxley runs but Ortiz blocks the clothesline for a POP-UP BOMB! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps his cool as he chokes Moxley on the ropes. The ref counts and Ortiz lets up. Fans are even louder for Moxley as Ortiz pie faces him. Ortiz runs but into a takedown, and Moxley gets a Figure Four! Fans cheer as Ortiz endures the hold! Santana shouts as Ortiz falls down. That’s a cover, TWO!
Ortiz pokes Moxley in his good eye! Moxley lets go of the hold and gets to ropes and fans boo harder. Ortiz runs in but is sent out! Santana helps Ortiz up but Moxley builds speed to DIVE! Moxley gets Santana but then Ortiz is on him. Only for Moxley to send Ortiz flying into the crowd! Fans are fired up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Moxley drags Ortiz back to ringside. They return to the ring and Moxley runs in at the corner for a big corner clothesline. Moxley keeps going but Ortiz mule kicks, only to run into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jericho regrets bringing Moxley to AEW, he should’ve let Moxley languish. This is what happens when you’re nice to someone!
Moxley drags Ortiz up but Ortiz claws Moxley’s chest! Moxley throws forearms but Ortiz keeps clawing at him! So Moxley waistlocks, only for Ortiz to elbow out. Ortiz dumps Moxley out then runs, to DIVE! Direct hit with the cannonball tope! Ortiz drags Moxley up and into the ring. Ortiz goes up top and leaps for the splash! Cover, TWO!! Moxley lives but Ortiz drags Moxley up, Fisherman Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Santana shouts for Ortiz to stay on Moxley, and Ortiz rains down hands. Ortiz climbs up top again and Moxley stands. Ortiz leaps, but Moxley kicks the ax handles away! Moxley double underhooks, Ortiz slips out but Moxley LARIATS him down! Fans fire up as both men are down!
Santana gets on the apron but the ref shouts at him. Ortiz runs in but Moxley sends him into Santana! Ortiz turns around to get spun around, PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Maniac has one good eye but it’s locked onto Jericho and the AEW World Championship. Jericho says Moxley is “going down town to China Town,” and Santana clobbers Moxley from behind! The Inner Circle still wants to beat down Moxley, but Moxley gives Santana PARADIGM SHIFT outta nowhere! The fans are thunderous as Moxley brings out the keys to the Ford GT! Moxley dares Jericho to come get them. Because he’s about to use them as a weapon! Eye for an eye as he drags Santana up! Sammy and Hager hurry, but they’re too late as Moxley JAMS the key into Santana’s eye!! Moxley mocks the Inner Circle’s pain, but he is clearly in the driver’s seat. Will Moxley run Jericho over at Revolution?
SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends!
Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky lost their AEW World Tag Team Championships at sea, but they want to get back up and try again! As for Chuckie T and Trent, they just got back to an even record. Can they break the tie in their favor?
AEW is picture in picture as Orange Cassidy loungers on the apron. Trent hands him his jacket and Cassidy puts it on. Cassidy then wants to add Chuckie’s vest, so the Kentucky Gentleman obliges. The Sloth has triple layers now, and looks good in it. AEW returns to single picture as SCU make their entrance. Conspicuous by his absences is Christopher Daniels, perhaps he is keeping out of sight given The Dark Order’s intentions towards him. But Fallen Angel aside, the teams sort out and it’s Kaz and Trent to start.
Fans cheer for “S C U! S C U!” as the bell rings. Kaz and Trent tie up and they go to ropes. They move around and the ref calls for the break. Kaz lets up and we have a clean break. Trent and Kaz go again, Kaz headlocks to the takeover but Trent headscissors back. Kaz pops out and Trent CHOPS him! Kaz ducks the next chop to get the headlock takeover back. Trent fights his way up, fights and back suplexes but Kaz lands on his feet. Kaz CHOPS Trent but Trent CHOPS back! We have a CHOP fight! Kaz throws a haymaker to rock Trent to then run. Things speed up, Trent meteoras Kaz down!
Trent tags in Chuckie and Best Friends double whip Kaz. They double elbow, shake hands and drop elbows. Fans fire up as Trent flexes and Chuckie scoops. Kaz slips out, tag to Scorpio! Scorpio and Chuckie circle. Scorpio wrenches and rams shoulders into Chuckie. Chuckie wrenches back to a hammerlock then he spins Scorpio around to a high wristlock. Scorpio uses ropes to flip through and wrench back for an armlock. Chuckie brings Scorpio down to headlock but Scorpio powers out. Chuckie runs Scorpio over with a shoulder and double guns on him. Fans cheer but Scorpio kips right up! Chuckie kicks and whips but Scorpio reverses, only to run into Chuckie’s elbow. Chuckie brushes himself off to go up and moonsault! But he lands on his feet as Scorpio gets clear! Scorpio mule kicks, front kicks and whips to dropkick Chuckie down!
Fans cheer as Kaz tags in and SCU double whip. They double shoulder Chuckie down then Kaz covers, TWO! Kaz clamps on with a chinlock but Chuckie powers Kaz to the corner. Tag to Trent and he sucker punches Scorpio! Chuckie whips Kaz then whips Trent, but Kaz BOOTS Trent! Kaz dodges Chuckie to sucker Trent in for a guillotine leg drop! Kaz goes after Chuckie, but he gets standing Sliced Bread! Scorpio returns to kick and slingshot, for a CUTTER! Chuckie bails out so Scorpio goes after Trent, sending him into railing! But Trent SPEARS right back! Kaz gets Trent in a waistlock but Trent fights out. Trent swings, but into the GERMAN! Chuckie BLOCKBUSTERS Kaz! All four men are down, but Cassidy walks in to join them! The Sloth lounges as AEW goes picture in picture.
The Best Friends sit up and Chuckie tells Cassidy to stop goofing off. Best Friends then put Kaz in the ring and Trent puts Kaz in a corner. Trent CHOPS Kaz then throws big forearms. Tag to Chuckie, but Kaz hits back! Kaz and Chuckie brawl back and forth with haymakers, but Kaz gets the edge. Kaz whips, Chuckie stops the back drop to suplex. But Kaz blocks, and now we have a fight over suplex control! Chuckie gets Kaz up but Kaz gets Chuckie up, and repeat. In the end, Chuckie hits the FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Chuckie is furious, “No one kicks out of the Falcon Arrow!” He tags in Trent and then scoop slams Kaz by the ropes. Trent slingshots for the elbow drop! Cover, TWO!
AEW returns to single picture as Trent goes to a corner. Kaz denies the tornado DDT but he runs into an elbow. Trent Trust Falls into a Backstabber! Tag to Scorpio and he blasts Chuckie down! Then he STOMPS Trent down! Fans fire up as Scorpio tags Kaz back in. Scorpio gives Kaz the boost for the TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Trent still lives but Kaz keeps his focus. “This is Awesome!” as Kaz stalks Trent to a corner. Kaz whips corner to corner, Trent tumbles up and then down, but to the mat. The ref checks on Trent but Kaz brings Trent up. Kaz whips corner to corner but Chuckie blocks Trent from the pad! Trent CLOBBERS Kaz in return! Scorpio runs in but is sent into the Sexy Chuckie Knee! Trent adds the PSYCHO KNEE!
Trent has Kaz and Chuckie joins in, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up as the Best Friends HUG! Kaz flounders up and Trent drags him over. Chuckie climbs but Scorpio yanks him down! Scorpio BOOTS Trent and Kaz uses that for the Sunset Bomb! Cover, SCU wins!
Winner: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall
But wait, the Dark Order’s Beaver Boys attack!? Evil Uno did promise they’d target all those Christopher Daniels holds dear, and that starts with Kaz and Scorpio! Best Friends try to help but they get caught up in the Creeper horde! Stu Grayson helps the creepers stomp them all down as Evil Uno takes his time walking out to the ring. The Dark Order clears the ring jut in time for Uno to join his henchmen. But wait! Orange Cassidy gets in the ring!? The Sloth stands up to the Dark Order, but Uno has his men stand back. Uno offers Cassidy a green Creeper mask. Fans chant “NO! NO!” Cassidy holds out his hands, to put them in his pockets!
But then Grayson tackles Cassidy down! The Creepers stomp away on Cassidy but Daniels rushes the ring! Daniels wants to fight, but the Dark Order doesn’t. After all, they want Daniels to #JoinDarkOrder, per the desires of their Exalted One. Daniels is confused but still just as furious. What will it take to stop the Dark Order’s influence from spreading?
MJF explains to AEW fans the meaning behind the ten lashes.
This is happening to Cody for a special reason. As a wise man once said, “If you’re a walk-behinder, the view never changes.” MJF refuses to follow someone else. He promises to put all of his power into every lash. Each strike will represent Cody’s empty promises. MJF is also confident Cody won’t even make it to ten.
Taz speaks on the lashing.
The ECW legend knows it will be unpleasant, uncomfortable. MJF is taking this too far, and this is coming from Taz. But it does validate how badly Cody wants after MJF, for him to willingly submit to the strikes. Will Cody survive to then continue towards Revolution?
Britt Baker VS Yuka Sakazaki!
The Dentist has recently bared her fangs in regards to anyone and everyone around her. But can she defeat the Wrestling Magical Girl to then go after the Wrestling Idol’s AEW Women’s World Championship?
AEW returns as Yuka makes her entrance. She hasn’t been seen since Fyter Fest last year, will her Dynamite debut be a success?
The bell rings and Baker circles with Yuka. They tie up, Baker wrenches to a wristlock, but Yuka uses the ropes to flip through. Yuka reverses to wristlock Baker back, and fans cheer. Baker breaks free to ROCK Yuka with a right! Baker puts Yuka in a corner and climbs up to grind Yuka into the buckles! The ref counts and Baker backs off to then scowl and choke Yuka again! The ref backs Baker off but then Baker boot washes Yuka! Cover, TWO! Baker is already annoyed and she clubs away on Yuka. But Yuka fires back! Yuka runs and huricanranas Baker into ropes! Fans fire up as Yuka is up top fast, for a seated senton!
Baker flounders and bails out, but Yuka goes up again, to springboard crossbody! The Mahou Shoujo Splash hits Baker down at the ramp! Yuka puts Baker in as fans fire up. Yuka cravats and snapmares Baker then runs to sliding lariat! Cover, TWO! Yuka keeps on Baker but Baker clubs back. Baker spins out to ROCK Yuka again. Yuka returns to fire elbows from both sides, then a rolling elbow. Yuka runs into a SUPERKICK! Baker hits a swinging neckbreaker, covers, TWO! Yuka survives but Baker clamps on! Rings of Saturn but Yuka resists, so Baker pulls hair! The ref calls for a break and Yuka gets loose to roll to a ghost pin! Yuka wins!!
Winner: Yuka Sakazaki, by pinfall
The ghost pin becomes the Mahou Shoujo Pin as Yuka gets the win! Baker is shocked but that’s why it’s called an “upset!” Yuka upsets the #4 ranked woman but Baker is throwing a tantrum! Baker tips the timekeeper’s area over and has the ring bell! She SMASHES Yuka from behind!! Fans boo as Baker goes to finish Yuka off! The ref snatches the bell away so Baker just chokes Yuka on ropes, and makes her bite it! Baker STOMPS Yuka in! Fans shout “Britt, You Suck!” but Baker no longer cares what fans think. Yuka clutches her jaw, and there’s some blood! Are her teeth falling out!? The Dentist isn’t done, either! Rings of Saturn, and LOCKJAW! The ref shouts at Baker but Baker keeps pulling, even with the blood coming out!
Baker finally lets Yuka go, and the ref finally gets to check on Yuka’s mouth. Baker laughs, delighting in her new level of savagery. Will Baker do the same thing to every woman she faces until she gets her shot at Riho?
8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade w/ Bunny!
The Young Bucks team up with Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page to take the fight back to MJF’s mercenaries! But to keep things even, Braxton Sutter, Andy Williams and Allie enlisted the help of a dynamic duo The Elite know full well. Will Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix be the keys to defeating the Jackson boys and the new AEW World Tag Team Champions?
As has been Hangman’s behavior as of late, he doesn’t want to be palling around with the Bucks. He gets in the ring first while the Elite OG take their time with their entrance. There is tension right away while the teams sort out. Fans cheer for “The! Elite! The the Elite!” as Hangman starts with The Blade. Hangman runs but Blade dodges the boot to chop. Hangman CHOPS back! And again, and again, and again! Hangman whips Blade to then BOOT him down! He puts Blade in the corner and tags in Omega! The tag champs double whip Blade to ropes then double kick to kick and rally with a boot and KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO, but Omega stays close.
Omega wrenches Blade and tags in Matt Jackson. Matt drops ax handles then tags in Nick. Nick goes up to do the same, then wrenches to tag to Omega. Hangman seems annoyed, he thought he was getting his turn. Omega throws ax handles on Blade then wrenches him again. This time, Hangman doesn’t even bother being near the corner as Nick tags back in. Nick climbs up again to dumdum stomp! Fenix runs in but get a dropkick! Pentagon gets a dropkick, too! Blade gets double dropkicks! Butcher gets in but Hangman forearms him first! Omega springboards but the Butcher gets under. Butcher turns around into TRIPLE dropkicks! Then with Butcher, Blade and Lucha Bros on the outside, TRIPLE PESCADO! Triple direct hits and fans are fired up for The Elite! Except for Hangman.
Blade and Butcher rush in and that gets Hangman to get in. Bunny shouts at Omega as Fenix throws Hangman out. Omega is sent out with him, as are the Bucks. Fenix goes up, up and AWAY! Fenix bowls The Elite over by himself as AEW goes picture in picture!
Fenix swaggers away from the Elite. Omega and Hangman sit up first, followed by the Bucks. The Elite regroups but Blade grabs Nick first. Fenix and the Butcher club the others down while Blade isolates Nick in the corner. Blade stomps away then throws Nick out. Bunny digs her claws in while the ref is distracted! Fenix makes sure the camera sees him club Matt down while Blade brings Nick backup. Back suplex! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Nick up to whip into the corner, and tags in Butcher. The mercs mug Nick with some help from Fenix, and Butcher CHOPS away. Butcher stomps Nick in a corner then throws a big right hand! Butcher brings Nick back and tags in Blade. Fenix holds Nick in place as the mercs mug Nick more, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Blade scoop slams Nick down at the ropes. But Blade misses his elbow drop, and Nick trips up Butcher! Fenix hits Nick then goes to bump him off the apron, but Nick blocks that to ROUNDHOUSE back! But Pentagon runs in, only to get a CHOP! Nick uses the apron to go up and then leaps to throw both Lucha Bros into barriers! Nick hurries into the ring and shoulders Blade away. Slingshot facebuster, then handspring moonsault onto Pentagon! Fans fire up for Nick as he crawls for The Elite’s corner. Blade also crawls, hot tag to Matt and Fenix! Fenix leaps but into Matt’s arms! Matt hits a Northern Lights suplex! And starts the Polar Express of endless suplexes!
Pentagon runs in but he gets added on, for a DOUBLE Northern Lights! Fans are thunderous as Matt is all fired up. Matt tags Omega and Omega hops up. Matt fireman’s carries but Fenix slips out. Fenix elbows Matt back then hops up. Omega runs in but get a boot. Fenix brings Omega over and uses him as a step to leap and arm-drag Matt! Omega runs in but is sent into the post! Pentagon slingshots to BACKSTABBER! Fenix has Matt for a Gory Especial, and then drags Omega into things. Pentagon is up top, leaps, DOUBLE STOMP LEG DROP GORY BOMB!! An incredible fusion of moves and fans are fired up again!
Fenix rains down rights on Omega then tags in Butcher. Butcher clubs Omega but Omega elbows back. Butcher puts Omega in a corner to stomp away. Tag to Blade and Butcher CHOPS Omega. Butcher gives Omega a backbreaker, then Blade shoves Omega back down across Butcher’s knee! Fans boo as Blade swings on Hangman. Blade covers Omega, TWO, but Butcher tags back in. Fans rally as Omega gets mugged. Butcher throws hands but Omega throws them back. Omega CHOPS, Butcher kicks and runs, but Omega leaps! Butcher blocks the huricanrana! But then Omega gets it on the second try! Hot tag to Hangman!
Pentagon tags in but fans rally with “Cowboy S*it!” as Hangman BOOTS Blade and throws Fenix out. Pentagon runs into an elbow, and Hangman triangle lariats Fenix! Hangman BOOTS Pentagon then slingshots to PESCADO Fenix! Fans are still hot as Hangman gets Pentagon for an OVERHEAD suplex, and a kip up! Hangman climbs up top as the mercs and the Lucha Brothers regroup, SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit takes all four men down! Hangman clutches his knee but gets Pentagon in. Matt checks on Hangman but he just keeps moving, DISCUS LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Hangman hobbles and tags in Omega. Omega tags to Matt and Matt tags in Nick. Hangman and Omega double whip Pentagon corner to corner, and then Omega runs in for a big back elbow!
Matt adds a forearm, Hangman adds a clothesline, but Nick’s splash misses! Fenix and the mercs drag the rest of the Elite out, and Butcher tags in. Pentagon rocks Nick with an enziguri! Fenix hits a leaping sobat! Blade CHOPS and then Butcher splashes! Fenix somersault CUTTERS! Butcher lifts Nick, Blade hops up to leap! Shoulder tackle powerbomb! Cover, but Matt runs over, only for Pentagon to use Butcher as a step stool into a DESTROYER! Butcher dead lifts Nick for another BOMB! Cover but Omega breaks it! Fenix kicks but is blocked, into a SNAP DRAGON! Pentagon get a SNAP DRAGON! Blade fireman’s carries, Omega slips out, SNAP DRAGON!
Omega boots Butcher’s fist away, ducks the clothesline, but Butcher throws Omega off the full nelson. Butcher turns around into a SUPERKICK! Nick hits the corner shining wizard, the enziguri and the forearm! Tag to Matt, Nick helps Matt hit SLICED BREAD! “SUPERKICK! PARTAY~!” But Hangman tags in to slingshot, but the Buck Shot misses! Butcher clubs Hangman but turns around into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK the Bucks! Omega V-TRIGGERS Pentagon! Fenix somersaults but Omega sees the cutter coming, and catches him into a Gory Especial! Backslide, V-TRIGGER!
Blade dodges Omega in the corner to BOOT! Hangman slingshots again, BUCK SHOT! Butcher kicks and fireman’s carries but Hangman slips out. Hangman shoves, scoops, and manages a FALL AWAY SLAM! And a kip up! The leg is bothering Hangman though. Omega wants a tag but Blade trips him up. Nick SUPERKICKS Blade! The Bucks want in but Hangman refuses. Pentagon SLING BLADES! “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix hops up, DOUBLE STOMP PACKAGE DRIVER!! Blade and Butcher trip up the Bucks and Fenix FLIES out onto them both! Pentagon covers, Lucha Bros and the mercs win!!
Winners: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall
The Elite lost because Hangman wouldn’t accept the Bucks’ help! Matt and Nick point out his bad leg and that he could’ve tagged out, but Hangman doesn’t want to hear it. Omega tries to keep the peace, but just what is festering below the surface between these friends?
Tony Schiavone interviews Kenny Omega in the ring.
One of the great performers in the entire world- Wait, something is happening backstage! PAC is calling Omega out again! The Bastard says this was supposed to be a contract signing night. What does he have to do to get Omega’s attention? Does Michael Nakazawa mean nothing to him? How about we test how much Omega cares about “lovely little Riho.” Pac is threatening the AEW Women’s World Champion! Omega can stop this, so long as he accepts the match. Fine! Pac gets his match! “Was that really so hard?” And did he honestly think Pac was going to put his hands on a woman? He may be a Bastard, but Pac is no beast. “She is.” NYLA ROSE attacks Riho for Pac! And POWERBOMBS her through a table! Nyla tells Riho that she is marked. “Next week, yo ass is mine!”
AEW has a message from Darby Allin.
After the Inner Circle jammed his own skateboard into his throat, the undead daredevil can barely speak. But he still has a way of responding. He has a cardboard cut-out of Jericho and Sammy Guevara. Darby takes a FLAMETHROWER to it! The cardboard is ashes, but will Darby do far worse to the real Le Champion and Spanish God soon enough?
Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela!
Superbad is back on dry land after losing the historic Mixed Tag Match on the Norwegian Pearl. But will Sabian snap back against the Bad Boy ex-boyfriend?
The bell rings and Sabian rushes Janela, only to get haymakers! Janela fires off from all sides and fans fire up with him! Janela stands on Sabian in the corner and stomps away until the ref counts 4. Sabian boots Janela back then throws clubbing forearms of his own! Fans boo but Sabian soaks it up before whipping Janela. Janela reverses but Sabian goes up and over. Things speed up and Sabian ducks then hurdles to slide under and shove. Calf kick takes Janela down! Fans boo but Penelope cheers as Sabian drags Janela into a corner. Sabian stomps away then backs off to go corner to corner. Janela dodges to then CHOP Sabian in return! And again! Sabian gets to an open corner bot Janela CHOPS him more!
Janela runs side to side for a big forearm smash, then he back suplexes Sabian down. Cover, TWO! Janela keeps his cool as he circles Sabian. Janela waves to his Bad Girl ex, but Sabian kicks low to snapmare. Sabian KICKS Janela in the back, but Janela just scowls. Janela gets up to snapmare and KCIK Sabian! Sabian manages to grin, even as Janela slaps him around. Janela sits down and dares Sabian to kick him again. Sabian gets space and runs in, to put on a chinlock! Fans boo as Sabian thrashes Janela around. Sabian grinds Janela down but fans rally up. Janela fights his way up and out, to then back suplex. Sabian lands on his feet but Janela’s back hand ROCKS him! Janela adds on a double CHOP to the back, and a basement forearm!
Janela whips Sabian but Sabian grabs ropes. Sabian dumps Janela out then runs over, but Janela kicks the legs out! Janela goes to a corner but Sabian dodges the boot wash. Sabian suckers Janela into a sweep of the legs, and Janela hits the steel steps! Penelope comes over to mock her ex’s pain, and bounce his head off the side! Janela is in a daze as AEW goes picture in picture.
Sabian blows kisses to his Superbad Girl before booting Janela down. Sabian puts Janela in then springboards, missile dropkick! Janela flounders around, Sabian drags him to a cover, TWO! Janela still lives but Sabian drags him back up. Sabian puts janela in a corner for stomps and a whip corner to corner. Janela hits buckles hard and then Sabian runs around the wrold to enziguri! Snapmare roll and Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Sabian keeps his cool. Sabian drags Janela up and now they brawl with forearms! Sabian ROCKS Janela, then bumps him off more buckles. He stomps another Superbad mudhole into Janela, then Penelope gets her cheap shots in! Sabian mocks fans before he BOOTS Janela in the corner!
Sabian stomps Janela more but the ref backs him off. Janela sits up but Sabian drags Janela up for a lariat! Then Sabian brings Janela up to slap him around. Janela SLAPS back! We get a SLAP fight! Sabian, then Janela, then back again. Sabian reels Janela in for a suplex and DRAPING neckbreaker! AEW is single picture again as Sabian covers, TWO! The Superbad couple is frustrated but fans are on Janela’s side. Sabian springboards but Janela gets under. Janela puts Sabian out and builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but Janela senses Penelope lurking. The Bad Boy ignores his ex, only to get an apron Penalty Kick from Sabian! Sabian springboards and flip, only to get caught for a GERMAN SUPLEX!!
The referee shouts for both men to get in the ring and for Penelope to stay back. Janela puts Sabian in and then runs, to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Sabian survives and Penelope breathes easier. But Janela snarls and fans fire up again. Janela brings Sabian up, fireman’s carries but Sabian slips out to BOOT! Sabian runs but into Deadly Nightshade! Sabian staggers about, Janela SUPERKICKS! Janela fireman’s carries but Sabian slips out to BACKSTABBER! Then pop up KNEE, to a BIG right. Sabian runs, but into the fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Penelope panics as Janela gets back up. Janela brings Sabian up but Sabian throws haymakers. Janela gives them back and gets the edge. The Bad Boy pumps up, but Sabian fakes him out and gets a DDT!
Penelope gets on the apron the give Sabian a kiss! Why at a time like this? The ref reprimands her but Sabian dodges Janela, and Janela knocks Penelope off the apron!! Sabian rolls Janela and holds tights, Sabian wins!!
Winner: Kip Sabian, by pinfall
Sabian helps Penelope limp away, having stolen the victory. Will Janela ever get even with those two?
AEW’s Alex Marvez interviews the Inner Circle.
Jericho cuts Alex off before he even says a word, and takes the mic from him. “Did you see what just happened out there?! What piece of trash takes a spike and puts it in another man’s eye?!” Hypocrisy aside, Jericho is upset with Moxley like never before. Santana tells Moxley himself, “It’s no secret that I’ve had the absolute worst luck in my life.” But what Moxley just did was put gas on the fire! Now Santana brings out a side he never has before. Moxley tried to take Santana’s eye! He has no idea what it’s like living the 29 years Santana’s lived. But next week, he will get a walk through the darkness. Next week it will once again be eye for an eye, but who comes out still able to see the light?
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AEW media wants an interview with Hangman Page.
But he’s in no mood. He has his belt and his beer, but the Bucks come back to keep asking him what happened. They were right there to tag! Hangman says he tried, but Nick says that if this attitude continues, he and Omega are going to lose the tag titles to SCU in the rematch next week. Matt was just about to ask what Hangman’s problem was, but he has a pretty clear idea. Matt takes away Hangman’s beer! But somehow Hangman has an entire pitcher to drink from! Is Hangman going to fuel himself with liquid courage all the way to Revolution?
AEW is only picking up speed towards Revolution!
Next week, Dynamite will be golden as the AEW Women’s World Championship and the AEW World Tag Team Championships are on the line! Can Riho survive Nyla Rose? Will Hangman be able to focus and fight alongside Omega? And of course, there will be that “Eye for an Eye” grudge match of Moxley VS Santana.
Then in two weeks, Atlanta will be Dynamite with a Tag Team Battle Royal! The winning duo will face the AEW World Tag Champions at Revolution in Chicago, regardless of who they are! Who comes out of the incredibly competitive field to go after gold? Plus, Wardlow is finally ready to debut! He and Cody will have their Steel Cage match per the conditions MJF placed on his Revolution match. But after tonight, what shape will the American Nightmare even be in?
Lastly, three weeks from now, the Dynamite just days before Revolution, the tiebreaker is here! The Bastard and the Best Bout Machine will be in a THIRTY MINUTE IRONMAN MATCH! Who comes out of this the decisive victor?
But there’s even BIGGER AEW news!
May 23, 2020, AEW Double or Nothing returns! The MGM Grand in Vegas will again host this incredible event, will you be there to witness it?
Dustin Rhodes speaks on tonight’s special and sadistic event.
“Tonight, my little brother is taking ten lashes from MJF.” As uncomfortable as this will be for the Rhodes Family, Dustin wants MJF to know. Cody is a lot tougher than you think. There is no doubt Cody will make it through.
MJF heads to the ring!
Wardlow accompanies the Salt of the Earth out as fans boo and jeer. MJF soaks it all up with a big smile on his face, but then Cody makes his own entrance. Fans cheer as Cody takes his time going to the ring and taking off his jacket. Cody joins MJF in the ring and seems rather touched by the support and encouragement of the fans. MJF mocks that, too. Cody takes off his vest and tie, and then his shirt. The tie and shirt become free souvenirs while MJF is given a mic. “Hold on, hold on, hold on.” MJF isn’t sure, his belt is so nice. Far too nice to touch Cody. So MJF wants to use Cody’s belt. Cody stares MJF down, but takes the belt off. Fans tell MJF what they think of him but Cody hands the belt over to MJF.
MJF tells Cody to turn around and stay still. He then snaps the belt at Cody, just to mess with him. Cody has to keep from hitting MJF because of the other condition MJF put on the Revolution match. MJF takes this serious now, and finally gives Cody the first lash! Cody shakes that one off, and now MJF takes off his jacket. But interestingly, the mercenaries return. For that matter, others come out to watch, such as Britt Baker, the Superbad couple, and Sammy Guevara. MJF gives Cody the second lash! Cody gets heated but he can’t hit MJF, no matter how much MJF eggs him on. Cody cools off, and MJF gives him the third! And it was pretty high, too. Cody staggers and drops to a knee but he gets up.
Here comes Arn Anderson! The Nightmare Coach storms his way to the ring but MJF tells him he can’t do anything about this. Arn does do something, by encouraging Cody to keep going. MJF taunts Arn as he takes off his shirt. Fans rally for Cody as MJF gives him the fourth lash! That one was on his arm and it really hurt. But MJF just grins and mocks Cody. “You wanna quit?! Then QUIT!!” Cody refuses to quit and fans fire up even more. MJF gives Cody the halfway point, fifth lash! Out comes Dustin! Dustin gets in the ring and Wardlow stands in his way. MJF says Dustin cant’ take the remaining five. It has to be Cody, so Dustin should just get out of MJF’s ring and watch like everyone else. Cody tells Dustin not to worry, but a big brother is a big brother.
Fans continue to call MJF by other names, but Cody stands back up. Sixth lash, and seventh without warning! But he just needs to take three more! The Young Bucks appear now, also supporting Cody. MJF shouts that it doesn’t matter how many friends show up, they can’t help Cody. Cody rolls out for just a moment and the Bucks encourage him to take those last three strikes. Cody fires himself up and fans fire up with him. MJF lounges on the ropes but is annoyed that Cody didn’t quit. Cody stands ready, but MJF gets in his face. Cody tells MJF to do it, so MJF gives him the eighth! “Stay down, b*tch! STAY DOWN!” But Cody refuses, and despite the stinging in his body, he says he’s ready. And he flips MJF off while he’s at it.
But then Wardlow says he wants to do the next one!? Wardlow takes off his jacket and takes up the belt. MJF says this is fine, and hands Wardlow the belt. Wardlow gives Cody the ninth and hardest lash yet! MJF stands over Cody as he crawls on the mat. But Cody fires up because he’s at the threshold! Except, his body is giving out. Brandi is here! And she’s not Nightmare Collective Brandi, either. Mrs. Cody Rhodes goes to the ringside to tell Cody he’s almost there. Just one more and then he can take it all out on Wardlow and MJF the next few weeks. Fans are thunderous as Cody stands back up! MJF SMACKS Cody in the front this time! The tenth lash was given but MJF is the one upset because Cody didn’t give in. So he low block kicks Cody before running away!
Fans boo the cowardly Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his muscle as more AEW stars rush out. But now MJF has to face the consequences at Revolution! Will Cody use all of this as fuel for the fire when he burns MJF down?
A really, really good episode for Dynamite! Things are shaping up for AEW Revolution, and I really liked the literal “eye for an eye” element to Moxley’s story with the Inner Circle. I also liked Jericho’s use of Heel hypocrisy, too. That was a classic move. We get a great 2v2 tag match from SCU and Best Friends, and Orange Cassidy continues to be a gem. The Dark Order’s “commercial” was pretty good, a much better promo than the leaked-not-leaked meeting footage with the Exalted One. I can’t wait to see who it is playing that part. The 8 Man Tag tonight was incredible, and it did an amazing job moving the Hangman story along. I really hope that Hangman-Omega retains against SCU so that the Young Bucks can win the battle royal to set up Elite VS Elite at Revolution. Also the magically appearing pitcher was a great way to immediately diffuse the shot about Hangman drinking too much.
Britt Baker is evil now after “knocking teeth” out of Yuka’s mouth like that. But her losing the match was a good way to keep her off to the side of the title scene for right now. Pac using Riho as a means to get his tiebreaker with Omega was a special kind of sinister, and it does help set up Nyla’s title shot. I can’t be sure how the women’s title match goes, and that’s pretty great. If Nyla wins, I’m not sure what Face steps up to challenge her given other stories going on in the Women’s Division. To that, I don’t know how to consider Brandi being her normal self tonight. The Nightmare Collective still needs her for their story, but I guess it could be said the pain of her husband snapped her out of whatever that all is, for a time.
Throwing in the Superbad VS Bad Boy tonight was alright. It was a good match but I’m sure this is just the start. Because anything short of an unsanctioned match like what Janela had with Omega or Moxley is not enough. And the lashing, that was some strong stuff. Everyone involved did great, but especially Cody, for obvious reasons. MJF was also great in his role, he is the Heel that we get to love hating on. All this just adds so much to the story between Cody and MJF, that’s going to be a show-stealer at Revolution.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/6/21)
A Dark Dozen before Revolution!
It’s a bonus Dark before AEW Revolution!
AEW Revolution is coming, but there is still some Dark to get through! Will the Murderhawk Monster be rolling into that Face of the Revolution Ladder match?
- The Natural Nightmares VS Cezar Bononi & Peter Avalon; The Natural Nightmares win.
- Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy VS JD Drake; Chuck wins.
- Penta El Zero M VS Azriel; Penta wins.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS John Skyler; Archer wins.
- Ricky Starks & Brian Cage w/ Hook VS Angel Fashion & Fuego del Sol; win.
- Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Jake St. Patrick; wins.
- The Gunn Club VS M’Badu & D3; wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Tesha Price; wins.
- Tay Conti VS Leila Grey; wins.
- Bear Country VS Ryzin & Cameron Stewart; win(s).
- Preston Vance & Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS Labron Kozone & Vary Morales; win.
- The Sydal Brothers VS Chaos Project; win(s).
PLAY BY PLAY
The Natural Nightmares VS Cezar Bononi & Peter Avalon!
Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall are ready for the Casino Tag Battle Royal, but so are the Brazilian V8 and “Pretty” Peter! Who builds some momentum before running into the Revolution?
The teams sort out, Bononi starts with Dustin, and they circle. Fans rally for Dustin but PPA tells them to shut up. Bononi and Dustin tie up and Bononi shoves Dustin to a corner. Dustin comes back to headlock but Bononi powers out. Dustin rams Bononi but Bononi stays up and shakes his head. Dustin runs again, he dodges Bononi’s clothesline to ROCK him with an uppercut! Dustin wrenches and puts Bononi in the corner, QT tags in and Dustin whips QT in to forearm smash! QT feeds Bononi to Dustin’s POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as QT ROCKS Bononi, whips him, but Bononi reverses. QT holds ropes, BOOTS Bononi, but Avalon gets a cheap shot in!
Bononi then stomps away on QT at the ropes! Tag to Avalon, they mug QT, and Avalon CHOPS! Avalon clubs QT to the other corner, wrenches and whips him corner to corner, and QT bounces off buckles. Avalon stomps QT but fans rally up. Bononi tags in, they mug QT again, but QT hits back! Bononi knees low and throws hard back elbows! Bononi dares QT to reach for Dustin, but QT throws body shots. Bononi throws elbows but QT handsprings for a NEURALIZER! Bononi staggers and Avalon tags in to drag QT from Dustin. QT boots Avalon away and hot tags to Dustin! Dustin dodges Avalon and rallies with clotheslines! Dustin whips and back drops Avalon!
Bononi gets in to kick low, then he whips Dustin. Dustin stops and uppercuts Bononi! Dustin CLOBBERS Bononi, and gets Avalon with a POWERSLAM! Dustin drags Avalon up but Bononi clubs him! QT gets in to ROCK Bononi with haymakers! Bononi knees low, throws QT out, but Dustin clotheslines Bononi out! Dustin dodges Avalon to hit a BULLDOG! Cover, Dustin & QT win!
Winners: The Natural Nightmares, by pinfall
The Natural is fired up because he and the Gift are ready for the Casino Tag Battle Royal! But will they win it and become contenders?
Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy VS JD Drake!
The Kentucky Gentleman and Freshly Squeezed will be in for a fight with the Superbad and Best Man! But first, can Chuck get through a scrap with Scrap Metal?
The bell rings, Chuck and JD circle and tie up, and JD puts Chuck on the ropes. The ref calls for the break, JD goes to chop but Chuck dodges! Chuck and JD reset, tie up, and Chuck waistlocks. JD pries free to a keylock but Chuck goes to hook a leg. JD blocks that but Chuck wrenches through and gets a headlock. JD powers out and throws Chuck to a corner, then runs in. Chuck dodges, hits an arm-drag and grinds JD down. JD fights up, fans rally, and JD pulls air to whip Chuck away. Chuck comes back and JD runs him over! Things speed up, Chuck hurdles over and arm-drags JD again! JD gets up but Chuck dropkicks him out! JD is frustrated, but Chuck goes out to pursue.
Chuck goes around the way, but JD pops him up against ropes to DECK him! JD takes a moment while the ref and Cassidy check on Chuck. JD then drags Chuck up to bump him off buckles and ROCK him with a right! JD puts Chuck in, and drops a senton! Cover, TWO! JD stomps Chuck to ropes, chokes him against the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 3. JD brings Chuck up to CHOP him, then stalks him as he crawls. JD stomps Chuck’s fingers, throws haymakers then whips, and clotheslines to a falling headbutt! Cover, TWO! JD drags Chuck into a chinlock and digs his knee in. Cassidy rallies the fans and Chuck fights back with body shots.
Fans rally, JD shoves Chuck and atomic drops to a SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, TWO! JD gets annoyed, drags Chuck up and CHOPS him! Chuck grits his teeth and CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! JD fires up but Chuck ducks to CHOP again! Chuck whips, JD reverses but Chuck reverses back to feed him SOLE FOOD! Chuck runs and BOOTS JD down! Fans fire up, Chuck drags JD up and whips but JD goes up and over. JD runs in but into a Sexy Chuckie Knee! Chuck gets JD for an URENAGE! Chuck double guns, Cassidy kinda double guns, and Chuck goes up top to MOONSAULT! JD moves and elbows Chuck away!
JD hops up top and leaps for a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Chuck lives but JD is right on him with a POINT-BLANK LARIAT! Cover, TWO! JD grows frustrated but fans fire up. JD goes to the corner, gives a thumbs down and climbs up. Chuck shoves him down onto his scrap metal! Chuck drags JD back for a SUPER AWFUL WAFFLE!! Cover, Chuck wins!
Winner: Chuck Taylor, by pinfall
That was a big win for the Kentucky Gentleman! But then Penelope Ford struts out on stage? And KIP SABIAN attacks from outta nowhere! Chuck goes after Kip but Miro grabs Chuck for a cobra clutch! Miro thrashes Chuck while Kip chokes Cassidy! Chuck fades out and Miro throws him down! Fans boo but Miro gets a mic. “Wake up, Charles! You’re not done.” He splashes water all over Chuck, and Miro tells him today is a day to learn. Chuck should’ve come talk to Miro like a man, but he ran to the office like a little boy! Chuck could’ve been something but now he’s just wasting their time!
Miro is better than Chuck and Cassidy, he should be AEW World Champion, but they’re taking up his precious time! Miro doesn’t need to be answering notes to make matches! So for that, Chuck is going to see his little friend get what Chuck will get at Revolution! Kip drags Cassidy up, Miro gives the shin kicks, then a BEST KICK! Cassidy is in a daze as he’s down on the stage! Miro tells Chuck will get twice as bad on Sunday! Will Miro & Kip break the Best Friends for good?
Penta El Zero M VS Azriel!
The third point of the Death Triangle is back! And though he’ll surely want revenge on Kenny Omega and his Biz Cliz, he’s going into the Face of the Revolution Ladder match! Will Cero Miedo strike fear into everyone with his Dark return?
The bell rings and Penta circles with Azriel. They tie up, Penta shoves Azriel, and then gets him to a half nelson, spin, hammerlock and a trip. Penta rolls Azriel but Azriel kips up to arm-drag Penta! Penta arm-drags back, then runs. Azriel bypasses but Penta CLUBS him and CHOPS him! Penta swaggers over, CHOPS Azriel in the corner, then whips him to ropes. Penta SPINEBUSTERS, but Azriel headscissors and swings to throw Penta away! Things speed up, Azriel rolls back but into a PENALTY KICK! Penta and fans fire up, and Penta swaggers as he stalks Azriel to a corner. Penta KICKS out a leg! Azriel clutches the knee, but Penta drags him up to put him against ropes.
Penta lets off to CHOP Azriel down! Penta drags Azriel up, whips him but Azriel dodges and RANAS! Azriel arm-drags again, and dropkicks Penta to a corner! Azriel runs but into a SUPERKICK! Azriel runs back in but misses, and Penta goes for a monkey flip but Azriel puts him on the top rope. Penta blocks Azriel’s haymaker, Azriel blocks the boot, and then Azriel DECKS Penta off the top! Penta goes to the floor, Azriel builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and Azriel fires up! Azriel goes to the ring, puts Penta in and climbs back up, to leap INTO A SUPERKICK! Penta looms over Azriel, drags him up, and clubs him on the back.
Penta shouts CERO MIEDO in his face, runs, but Azriel knees him in the ropes! Azriel whips, knees Penta again, then whips for another knee! Azriel whips to wrench and knee again. Azriel wraps Penta into a cobra clutch for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Azriel grits his teeth, goes to the top rope, and FROG SPLASHES, onto knees! Penta drags Azriel up, pump handle half nelson for the PACKAGE DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Azriel survives and Penta can’t believe it! Penta drags Azriel back in, CERO MIEDO for the true package. Azriel slips out, Penta mule kicks and runs, SPRINGBOARD DESTROYER!!
But Penta isn’t done there, he’s going to make Azriel pay! DARK ARMBAR!!! Cover, Penta wins!
Winner: Penta El Zero M, by pinfall
Not only is Penta building momentum, he’s proving his edge is as sharp as ever! Will Penta do even worse to the others in order to become the Face of the Revolution?
Big Swole speaks!
“There’s a word going around that Big Swole is ‘underutilized.’ Nah, I’m under valued! I’ve scratched and clawed through Crohn’s Disease to become a contender. And when I did, I was met, nah, nah, I was slapped in the damn face with a tournament announcement for something that I have already earned!” Swole knows that the rankings are reset every year, but she was 38-hot about this! SO much, she took time off. And she kept thinking, “It doesn’t matter. The results of the tournament doesn’t matter. But it does.”
Swole is genuinely happy for Ryo Mizunami, and she’ll encourage everyone to watch as the “number one contender” takes on Hikaru Shida. And then whoever is champion after Revolution, congratulations! You’re a champion in debt! They owe Swole, and you don’t wanna owe Swole! Swole will “fight errybody and they momma to get what’s mine!” After Revolution, payment is due, and Swole’s price is gold! No more playing around, Swole’s going after the top spot! But will it be the Full Metal Warrior or Aneki that will be facing the REAL #1 contender?
Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS John Skyler!
The Murderhawk Monster is also heading into the Face of the Revolution Ladder match, and is ready to remind AEW that #EverybodyDies! Will the Southern Savior be no different in the Dark?
The bell rings and Archer circles with Skyler. They tie up, and Archer throws Skyler right down and kicks him to a corner. Archer bumps Skyler off buckles, ROCKS him with a forearm, then digs his knee into Skyler’s head. The ref counts, Archer lets off, but he drags Skyler up to CLUB him back down! Archer sits Skyler up to CLUB him again, and then paces around. Skyler gets up but Archer choke grips. Skyler pulls Archer’s hair, kicks a leg, then fires off forearms! Skyler CHOPS away on Archer but he doesn’t flinch! Skyler kicks a leg, headlocks, but Archer powers him to a corner. Archer runs in, Skyler dodges, runs back in and uppercuts! Skyler runs and hits another uppercut!
Skyler wants the hat trick but Archer BOOTS him down! Archer then runs to DERAIL Skyler! Fans fire up as Archer dares Skyler to get up. Skyler crawls, Archer puts him in a corner and runs in to back elbow! And then again! And then again! Archer pushes Skyler aside to talk to the camera that this will be nothing compared to Sunday. Archer turns around, Skyler hits back, but Archer DECKS him! Archer drags Skyler up for a full nelson SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Skyler actually survives and Archer applauds him. Archer drags Skyler back up, and TWO HAND SUPLEXES Skyler to a corner!
Skyler flounders up, Archer runs in, but Skyler boots him! Skyler hops up top but Archer ROCKS him with an uppercut! Archer drags Skyler out in the inverted crucifix, for the BLACKOUT BOMB!! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
Jake gets a mic and says, “Lance, what have you gotten us into?” Six men, one is a mystery, but does it really matter? Jake likes surprises, don’t you? That’s what she said. But you put five men in the ring with Archer, and one of them being Cody Rhodes, Jake and Archer want to make him scream in pain. But how horrible, his wife is pregnant! That makes Jake weep. But what doesn’t bother Jake is taking what they thought was theirs and making it his! Archer takes the mic to say AEW will either give it to them, or they’ll take it. It has been a LONG year since debuting in AEW, and the TNT Championship was always meant to be his.
Archer is very, very happy Cody is in the match, because Archer is going to take Cody’s daughter’s daddy away from her. There will be no Daddy’s Little Girl. And all the other bodies in the ring, get in Archer’s way, he dares you! Nothing will stop Archer from taking the brass ring, putting Darby in pain like he’s never felt before, and becoming the rightful TNT Championship! Archer doesn’t care if you’re qualified or a random surprise, #EverybodyDies! Will the Murderhawk Monster be the Face of the Revolution?
Ricky Starks & Brian Cage w/ Hook VS Angel Fashion & Fuego del Sol!
Team Taz keeps trying to take the fight to Sting and Darby Allin but they keep getting checked. The Street Fight is coming, will the #AbsoluteMachines use the Fashionable Hombre and Fire of the Sun for a warm-up before Revolution?
The teams sort out, Starks starts with Fuego and circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he ties up with Starks but Starks waistlocks to slam him down! Starks brags that he didn’t even take the chains off, but Fuego fights up. Fuego reaches back, and flying-mares! Fuego mule kicks, runs but Starks scoops for a BIG back suplex! Starks strikes a pose, drags Fuego up, and suplexes. Cage tags in during the delay, then takes the hand-off into a stalling suplex! Cage holds Fuego up for a count of 10 before slamming him down! Fans boo but Cage soaks up the heat. Cage drags Fuego up, whips and CLOBBERS him with an elbow!
Cage drags Fuego back up, scoops him and uses Fuego for bicep curls. Fans boo but Cage tosses Fuego, only for Fuego to hot tag Fashion! Fashion runs, lariats, but Cage stays up! Cage runs, Fashion dodges to kick, kick and leap, into a SLAM! Fuego runs in but into a FLAPJACK! Starks gets in to SPEAR Fuego inside-out! Cage mule kicks, suplexes Fashion and holds him up, for a DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks & Brian Cage, by pinfall
And it was that easy! But of course, things will be very different at Revolution. Will the #AbsoluteMachines take the sting out of the Icon and the Relentless?
Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Jake St. Patrick!
The Hybrid2 are going into the Casino Tag Battle Royal, but the mouthier half is tuning up on his own. Will Evans win for both him and Angelico so they can be contenders?
The Gunn Club VS M’Badu & D3!
Billy’s boys are teaming up as a duo again, but against the Nigerian Warrior and Prince of Roma! Will the Gunn Club still be hitting the mark on behalf of the Nightmare Family?
Thunder Rosa VS Tesha Price!
La Mera Mera didn’t get to accomplish her 2021 resolutions in the AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament, but there’s still time! She’s going to get her shot at Britt Baker in the Revolution Buy-In, will Tesha be paying the price of admission?
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/3/21)
Dynamite’s headed for Revolution!
AEW’s stars meet at the Crossroads!
Before the Revolution returns, AEW Dynamite ignites! And Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet meet Jade Cargill & SHAQUILLE O’NEAL in a stacked crossover Mixed Tag Match!
- Mixed Tag Match: Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal; Jade & Shaq win.
- PAC & Rey Fenix VS John Skyler & D3; PAC & Fenix win.
- Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS FTR & Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dylan; FTR & Blanchard win.
- AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Nyla Rose VS Ryo Mizunami; Mizunami wins and will face Hikaru Shida for the title at AEW Revolution.
- Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Preston Vance VS Max Caster; Caster wins and advances to the Revolution Ladder Match.
- Matt Hardy & Marq Quen VS Hangman Page & John Silver; Hangman & Silver win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Mixed Tag Match: Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet w/ Arn Anderson VS Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal!
What a way to open the last Dynamite before Revolution! The American Nightmare’s battle with Shaq has been a long time coming, and it’s finally happening! Will Cody and Velvet stir it up against a duo of debuting giants?
The teams sort out and Cody starts with Shaq! The fans rally already as the two circle. Cody fires himself up and ties up with Shaq. Cody wrenches but Shaq SHOVES him down! Shaq double guns but Cody gets up to his feet. Fans rally and duel, Shaq encourages them to get louder, and things circle. Shaq shows off some rope a dope, then ties up with Cody again. Shaq powers Cody to a corner but Cody slips away to CHOP and CHOP! Shaq just tosses Cody in to CHOP him back! He didn’t even hit that hard and how loud was that?! Shaq CLUBS Cody, whips him and back drops him high and hard! Shaq has Cody in the corner and CHOPS him again! And KNEES him low and hard!
Cody staggers to the other corner, fans rally and duel more, and Shaq CHOPS him again! Cody ends up in the corner, Jade tags in! Velvet steps in, and the two stare down. Jade kicks Velvet low, whips her to a corner, but Velvet goes up and over and builds speed, only to run into a fireman’s carry! Velvet fights out with elbows, waistlocks, but Jade bucks her away. Jade BOOTS Velvet down, then shows off the fight pose. Velvet staggers to a corner, Jade runs in but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves to kick and HEEL KICK! Velvet forearms but Jade ROCLS Velvet, TOSSES her, then chokes her in the corner! The ref counts, Jade lets off, then TOSSES Velvet across the way!
Fans fire up and duel as Jade shows off by doing push-ups. Jade storms over to Velvet, whips her corner to corner hard, then soaks up some heat. Velvet BOOTS Jade from the corner, hops up top, and leaps for a BIG CROSSBODY! But Jade rolls through to FALL AWAY SLAM, and kip up! Jade fires up, and she pie faces Cody! Cody gets in to KNEE Shaq! Shaq gets up, Austin Gunn SMACKS him with a chair! But Shaq doesn’t flinch! Shaq turns around and CLUBS Austin, and his brother Colten! QT Marshall gets grabbed, the ref tells Shaq to stop! Shaq lets off, but Velvet SUPER MOONSAULTS onto everyone else!! Fans are fired up and Velvet stirs it up!
Jade gets in the ring, Velvet pursues, and she brings Jade up to ROCK her with forearms! Velvet whips, Jade reverses and kicks low to trip Velvet up. Jade hooks up the legs for a FIGURE FOUR! Velvet endures as Jade flexes and copies Cody. But Velvet turns it over onto Jade! Jade endures now, powers it back and pushes up, then blows a kiss to Cody. Velvet endures so Jade lets Velvet free to bring her up. Velvet throws body shots but Jade sweeps the legs! Jade goes out side, and starts looking under the ring! Jade brings out a TABLE! But this isn’t No Disqualifications! The ref and Shaq argue, Jade sets the table up, but Arn and the ref shout at her to stop.
Velvet goes out after Jade and clubs her! And bumps her off the table, to then put her in the ring! Velvet moves the table further from the ring, to bring out a second table! Velvet sets this table up, and it seems both women must just want to hurt each other, winning and losing be damned! Velvet goes up but Jade ROCKS her at the apron! Velvet shoulders back in, runs but Jade blocks the boot, only to take the ENZIGURI! Velvet hobbles and tags to Cody! Shaq gets in and he flexes on Cody. Shaq wants a test of strength, but then he switches hands on Cody. Cody still tries, they tie up, and Cody kicks low! But Shaq hits a knee! Shaq shouts out Brodie for a POWERBOMB!
Shaq mocks Cody but Cody BOPS him with the uppercut! And SCOOP SLAMS Shaq!! Cover, TWO!! Cody goes flying off the kick out, he tags to Velvet! Jade gets in but Velvet throws forearms! Jade gives them back and they go back and forth! Velvet CHOPS, Jade CHOPS! Velvet throws a forearm, another, another, but Jade CHOPS again! Velvet SLAPS Jade, Jade knees Velvet! Jade runs into a calf kick! Velvet fires up, runs, but into Jade’s SPINEBUSTER! Jade flexes and covers, Cody pulls her off! Cody hits Shaq, runs, and FLIES! Cody and Shaq crash through the tables!! Fans lose their minds, Jade freaks out, too, and Velvet is waiting! Jade turns around, for a SPEAR! Cover, TWO!!
Arn coaches Velvet to keep on Jade and she brings Jade up. Velvet clinches, scoops, but Jade is too tall! Jade scoops Velvet, but Velvet slips out. Jade blocks the forearm, spins Velvet and chicken wings, for a GLAM SLAM!! Cover, Jade and Shaq win!!
Winners: Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal, by pinfall
Jade stands tall but Shaq looks out cold from crashing through the hardwood! Will Shaq be alright after his AEW debut? Is this win just the first of many for Jade?
AEW medics take care of Shaq.
They get him on a gurney, load him into an ambulance, and take him to local facility. Tony Schiavone wants a quick word, but… Where did Shaq go? Is Shaq magic?!
PAC & Rey Fenix VS John Skyler & D3!
Though they do not have their third point, Penta El Zero M, The Bastard and the Firebird are here to represent the Death Triangle! Will they bring the pain to the Southern Savior & the Prince of Rome?
The teams sort out, Fenix SUPERKICKS D3 off the apron and Pac ROCKS Skyler! Pac kicks and kicks and runs to BOOT Skyler down! Skyler scrambles, Pac tags to Fenix, and Death Triangle double whip to shove and BOOT him, UPPERCUT and SUPERKICK SWEEP COMBO! Fans fire up as Fenix goes up to tightrope KICK D3 back down! Pac FLIES and FOSBURY FLOPS D3 down! Fenix gives Skyler a fireman’s carry to the corner, Pac tags back in, Wasteland Slam to 450 SPLASH! Tag back to Fenix, Skyler is fed to the FIRE THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Death Triangle wins!
Winners: PAC & Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Deadly as ever, Pac and Fenix make fast work of their opponents tonight! Will they only be more dangerous once Pentagon returns?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
The dastardly duo of Chris Jericho & MJF are here for a press conference to supposedly answer for everything they did to the Young Bucks’ father last week. Fans sing Judas for Jericho and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Dasha is at the official podium as MJF and Jericho take their seats. The first question is from Barstool Sports, and is about what the AEW World Tag Team Championships mean to Y2MJF. Jericho says that everyone knows he is LE CHAMPION! That isn’t just a nickname, t’s the truth! But it’s been one year since he lost the AEW World Championship, so it’s time he has a title again! But with all the accolades he has, the greatness he has, he is a seven-time world tag team champion! SEVEN! With some of the biggest names in the industry, including Dwayne Johnson and Paul Wight! But none of them are better than MJF! And it is time for them to beat the hell out of the Young Bucks, just like they did to their stupid father!!
The second question is from Conrad Thompson of Grilling JR. The fighting is over, what are the odds of letting Sammy Guevara back into the Inner Circle? MJF can’t believe “turkey tits” here just asked that. Jericho said he never wanted to hear that name again, so get out of here! Go back to Nebraska! Next question! Brandon Walker of Barstool Sports ask why they attacked Papa Buck. Why? MJF is so sick of the shmucks out there making Papa Buck out to be a martyr! He attacked Jericho first! He did! So what they did was self-defense! But the worst part is that “that old worthless sack of crap” got his blood on MJF’s custom suit!
MJF knows most people can’t comprehend how expensive that is, but to put it in ways they can, he doesn’t shop at Target and Baby Gap! And if you thought what they did to Papa was bad, just wait until they get their hands on “Malnourished Matt” and “Not so Slick, I wish my hair was way more thick Nick!” But hey, it wasn’t their idea to attack Papa Buck, no. Did the Bucks think it was that smart to bring their bitch-ass pops down here? Especially knowing there isn’t a line that the Inner Circle wouldn’t cross? The Bucks need to do better. NEXT!
And it’s Eric Bischoff from 83 Weeks. His question is two parts, and he’ll direct the first part to Jericho. Do they know the condition of Papa Buck? And in Jericho’s list of stupid ideas, where does motivating the Bucks to come at you with a vengeance rank? Just curious. Jericho tells “Eric B” to shut his mouth! And second, they don’t know the condition of Papa Buck and they don’t care! As far as Matt & Nick go- They’re here! Matt & Nick step out on stage and glare at the Inner Circle. Nick knew that once this got started, the Inner Circle “pricks” would hurt their friends. But hurting their father makes this thing personal!
Matt says that their dad is the greatest dad in the world! He taught them everything they needed to know to be the men they are today! Being compassionate, have faith, love your family! They love their family! Papa Buck did everything that MJF’s and Jericho’s dads apparently failed at with them! Papa Buck taught them to dream big, and when he couldn’t afford to put them through college, he built them their own wrestling ring with his bare hands! Papa Buck taught them not to just stand idly by and let someone else do the work. You do it yourself! That DIY spirit is what created the Young Bucks, Being the Elite, and ALL ELITE WRESTLING! Without Papa Buck, there would be no Young Bucks or an AEW!
Laugh now, but do you know what that means? Then that means MJF is still at home, unemployed, on call with the Rosie O’Donnell Show! And for Jericho, let’s be honest! He’d be jerking the curtain at “the Performance Center.” Because Papa Buck taught them empathy, faith, family and one other thing! Stand up for yourselves and maybe kick some ass! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for tY2MJF! Things bust off with the Inner Circle but Brandon Cutler gets in! Referees rush out to stop this but that’s easier said than done! Wardlow tackles Cutler, Matt SUPERKICKS Santana and Nick tosses Ortiz! The Good Brothers are here to help out! They have tables set up and Nick ROCKS Ortiz!
Matt heads over, dares someone else to come get them, and Nick puts Ortiz on a table. Karl Anderson keeps Ortiz down while Nick climbs up! Nick aims from above the tunnel, and Matt has Santana off the stage! 450 AND MACHO ELBOWS through tables!! The Bucks are fired up and Y2MJF look worried, as they should! Will Matt & Nick teach Jericho & MJF what happens when real men fight back?
AEW profiles what it means to have an “Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.”
America hasn’t seen something like this in 25 years! Once you hit the barbed wire ropes and trigger the switches, there WILL be explosions! Not only that, but the barbed wire will cut you up mercilessly! This will be something to remember for a long, long time because of the violence, the unknown, and the two men in it. Atsuhi Onita says the rules here are fitting for Moxley and Omega. It is unpredictable, dangerous, and painful. But Moxley’s honor won’t let him do any less to take Omega out or be forced into retirement trying. Will the Maniac take back what the Cleaner stole from him? Or will he give up everything in return?
Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS FTR & Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dylan!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are more than honored to have a legendary tag team wrestler come out of retirement for one night and join them in battle! But will it also be the end of them as Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt are coming #ForTheirRevenge?
AEW returns and Jurassic Express make their entrance. The trios sort out, Tully starts with Stunt and they tie up. Tully puts Stun in the corner, fires off body shots and knees, then tags in Dax. Stunt slips away, Jurassic Express back him up, and they stare FTullyR down! Stunt swipes at Cash but everyone cools off. Jungle Boy tags in, he and Dax tie up as a return from their great singles showdown. Dax puts JB in a corner, the ref calls for a break but Dax throws body shots and CHOPS! Dax throws EuroUppers, pulls hair, but JB elbows Dax, hits Cash, repeat! JB CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, whips, but Dax runs him over!
Things speed up, JB hurdles, drops, hurdles and dropkicks! Cash runs in but gets a dropkick! Tully distracts JB, Dax shoves him but JB rebound LARIATS! JB GERMAN SUPELXES Cash, trips up Dax, and gest the SNARE TRAP! Cash gets in to drag JB off the hold! JB trips Cash up and puts CASH in the Snare Trap! It’s on the outside so Cash tapping doesn’t matter! Dax gets something from Dillon! Tully talks with the ref about JB holding onto his hold, JB goes in and Dax SMACKS JB with a shoe!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the classic SHOE screw job! Fans fire up, Dax bumps JB off buckles and tags in Tully. They mug JB, Tully CHOPS JB and JB bails out.
FTR hold the rope and Tully builds speed, to Fargo Strut instead. Tag to Dax, he drags JB up and throws him hard into railing! Fans rally and duel as AEW goes picture in picture.
Dax THROWS JB into more railing, then pulls up floor mats! Dax scoops and SLAMS JB on the bare concrete! JB writhes, Dax talks trash, then he drags JB up and ROCKS him with a EuroUpper! Tag to Cash, Cash fetches JB and toys with him. Cash puts JB in, drags JB up and whips him for a HARD shoulder at the ropes! Cash DECKS JB with a EuroUpper! FTR soak up the heat as Cash stomps JB down! Tag to Tully and he stomps JB around. Tully drags JB up, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Dax. Dax drags JB by his hair, CLUBS him on his back, then paces about. Tully stands on JB’s hair out of the ref’s sight!
Dax drags JB up, snapmares him and wraps on a chinlock. Dax grinds JB down and thrashes him around into a stretch. Dax fish hooks JB’s face, the ref reprimands, so Dax jams an elbow into JB”s face! Dax clamps onto JB’s face again with a smothering chinlock! JB endures as Dax grinds his forearm in over an dover, but the ref reprimands. Dax lets off, taunts Stunt, but the ref keeps Stunt out. Dax puts JB in a corner and CHOPS him! AEW returns to single picture as the CHOPS fly, and JB hits a BIG back suplex! Both men are down, fans rally up, Cash tags in to intercept JB! Cash scoops and RAMS JB into a corner, to then SLAM him down!
Cash hops up and leaps, but the Vader Bomb gets BOOTS! JB is down, as is Cash, and fans rally as they crawl! Hot tags to Dax and LUCHASAURUS! Luchasaurus runs FTR over, throws big hands and CHOPS, then BOOTS Cash and mule kicks Dax! Luchasaurus fires off on Cash in a corner and Tully starts slipping in. Stunt becomes Luchasaurus’ weapon to CROSSBODY Tully down! Luchasaurus choke grips FTR, but they both kick low! Cash DECKS Stunt, then FTR whips Luchasaurus corner to corner! Luchasaurus powers through their double clothesline to waistlock Cash! Cash grabs at Dax, Luchasaurus GERMAN SUPLEXES them both!! AND KIPS UP!
Fans are thunderous for Luchasaurus as he choke grips Dax. Dax slips out of the lift, baits Luchasaurus into a corner and POSTS him! Dax climbs up, JB runs over to go up and SUPER STEINER Dax into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus is surprised but he tags JB in. Cash drags Luchasaurus out to TORNADO DDT him to the floor! JB WRECKS Cash with a dropkick, Dax runs in but JB elbows and ECKS him! JB DECKS Tully, climbs up top, but Cash returns to anchor JB! Dax climbs, Cash tags in! SUPERPLEX and FROG SPLASH! The Power and Glory! Cover, TWO!! Cash GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! SNAP DRAGON! Bridging cover, STUNT SPLASHES IN!
Tully goes after Stunt to slingshot BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans can’t believe they’re seeing it again! But Tully turns around and Luchasaurus is there! Tully eggs him on, Luchasaurus choke grips, but Luchasaurus has a heart, so he just TAIL WHIPS Tully instead! JB tags Luchasaurus in, they focus on Cash, JURASSIC EXPRESS! Cover off the back suplex bomb, TWO!?!? Cash survives but barely! JB builds speed to DIVE, but who was that in the beanie?! He took the shot for JB, and Dax gets Luchasaurus so the same mystery man can CLOBBER Luchasaurus! Tag to Cash, then to Tully! They combine for a DOUBLE SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, FTullyRwins!!
Winners: FTR & Tully Blanchard, by pinfall
One way or another, the returning legend gets a win alongside the self-professed best tag team ever! And speaking of all that controversy, the man in the beanie was SHAWN SPEARS! The Chair Man returns, and is now on the team! Coach Arn is watching from the tunnel, and says he’s seeing this foursome. Is this a revival of the Horsemen?
Tony Schiavone is on stage with big news!
AEW is expanding and now has a third show of in-ring programming: Dark Elevation! And his cohost for that will be… THE GIANT, PAUL WIGHT! #NoMoreBS, but definitely big things for AEW! Schiavone is glad to have “G” here, and the fans are loving this! Did anyone see this turn coming? But that aside, Schiavone’s known Wight since he had long hair and a bright future. Wight is so happy to be in AEW. Fans chant “Welcome Home!” and Wight is definitely glad to be back on TNT. He is looking forward to working with the talent in AEW, and cohosting Elevation with Schiavone. There, Wight can do color commentary on the amazing and young talent!
But don’t worry, Wight will take this job seriously, too. He has a scoop! The biggest scoop EVER! Oh? This Sunday, AEW Revolution, they will hire and put under contract a Hall of Fame talent that will be a HUGE asset to AEW! But it’s not who you think. You’ll find out and Wight wants us to know you heard it here first! Who could Wight be suggesting?
AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Ryo Mizunami!
Two hard hitting wrestlers had hard fought roads to this moment! The Native Beast beat the Brazilian Blackbelt, the Doctor and the former NWA Women’s World Champion, while Aneki defeated “Fallen Idol” Maki Itoh, THE Aja Kong, and “Magical Girl” Yuka Sakazaki! The Full Metal Warrior, Hikaru Shida, is watching this one very closely, but which familiar foe will she be facing at Revolution?
The bell rings and the two circle as fans fire up. Ryo is fired up already but Nyla just doesn’t seem to get what’s going on with her. They tie up, Ryo tries to power Nyla back but Vickie shouts for Nyla to push her back. Nyla does push Ryo to ropes, but the ref counts and Nyla lets off. Nyla swings, Ryo dodges to fire off forearms! Ryo runs, rams Nyla, but Nyla stays up. Ryo powers up and runs, but Nyla stays up again. Nyla ROCKS Ryo with a right but Ryo hits back! They go back and forth with forearms, faster and faster! Ryo gets the edge, whips, but Nyla reverses. Ryo dodges but Nyla runs her over! Nyla mocks Aneki’s dance moves before stomps Ryo down.
Nyla drags Ryo up, reels her in, but Ryo back drops her away! Aneki unleashes the real dance moves, runs in and forearm smashes Nyla! Ryo shoulders, CHOPS, CHOPS and machine gun CHOPS away! Kojima would be proud! Ryo apologizes to the ref, fires up some more, and CHOPS again! Nyla sputters, Ryo fires up, does some miming, and runs in to CLOBBER Nyla! Cover, ONE!! Nyla gets up but Ryo keeps focus. Ryo powers up but Vickie distracts her! Nyla BOOTS Ryo down then hits a SOMERSAULT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Vickie is furious but Nyla chokes Ryo at the ropes! The ref counts, Nyla lets off, and Ryo is in more pain from Vickie’s shrieking than anything.
Nyla whips Ryo, scoops her and POWERSLAMS her! Cover, TWO! Nyla grows annoyed as AEW goes picture in picture.
Nyla drags Ryo up, chokes her on ropes again, and Vickie is again in Ryo’s face! Nyla lets off as the ref counts, Vickie keeps screeching at Ryo, and Nyla stalks Ryo to a corner. Ryo hits back but Nyla stomps her down. Nyla drags Ryo up, bumps her off buckles, then stands on her! The ref counts, Nyla lets off at 4, and then goes out to drag Ryo to the outside. Nyla RAMS Ryo into railing! Nyla makes sure Shida is watching as she drags Ryo up and makes her way to the fans. Nyla CLUBS Ryo down, drags her over, and RAMS her into railing again! Ryo sputters, staggers up, and Nyla gets in Shida’s face about the cup and the belt.
Nyla goes back to Ryo but Ryo hits body shots! Nyla CLUBS Ryo, puts her in the ring, then follows to stomp away! Nyla drags Ryo around into a chinlock stretch but Ryo endures. Nyla slowly hooks Ryo up into a camel clutch but still Ryo endures. Fans rally, Ryo reaches and powers up, but Nyla CLUBS her down! Nyla drags Ryo up, whips her to the corner, and runs in to SPLASH! Nyla keeps moving but Ryo follows to clothesline! AEW returns to single picture as Ryo reels Nyla in. Nyla is too big to scoop, and she scoops Ryo to SLAM her instead! Fans boo as Nyla steps on Ryo on the way to the corner. Nyla climbs up, leaps, but her Swanton FLOPS!
Ryo fires up again and fans are rallying with her! Ryo slaps some sense into herself, Nyla runs in but Ryo dumps her out! Ryo runs and RAMS Nyla off the apron! Aneki’s fire is back as Ryo drags Nyla up and reels her in. Nyla bumps Ryo off the apron first! Nyla climbs up, Vickie is shriller than ever, but Ryo SWEEPS THE LEGS! Nyla hits apron, Ryo climbs up fast, and APRON LEG DROPS!! Nyla staggers and sputters then falls over! The ring count climbs, Ryo waits in the ring and fans rally for “A E DUB!” Nyla slowly rises at 5 of 10, Vickie is freaking out, but Ryo sees Nyla won’t stay down forever! Ryo climbs, Nyla gets back in, and Ryo LEAPS for another leg drop! Cover, TWO!!
Ryo grows frustrated but she drags Nyla up to fire off forearms from all sides! Ryo has Nyla wobbling but Nyla stays up! Nyla ROCKS Ryo right back! Ryo gets up again, throws a forearm, but Nyla throws a clothesline! They keep hitting back and forth, Nyla ROCKS Ryo again, then runs, but Ryo swats the lariat away! Ryo fires off lariats point blank! Nyla stays up, Ryo runs but Nyla CLOBBERS her! Nyla drags Ryo up fast, fireman’s carries and DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!?! Ryo survives and fans are fired up! “This is Awesome!” but Nyla isn’t done yet! She hangs Ryo out to dry, then goes to the corner! Nyla climbs, leaps, GUILLOTINE KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Vickie is shrieking like the banshee she is as Nyla drags Ryo around. Fans are fired up for Ryo as Ryo resists the bomb lift! Ryo throws body shots and palm strikes, then hits an EXPLODER!! Nyla is in a drop zone, Ryo hurries up top! Nyla hurries up, too, and ROCKS Ryo with a haymaker! Nyla climbs, brings Ryo up, and hits a SUPERPLEX!! Nyla slowly crawls to the cover, TWO!! Ryo gets a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Ryo fires up again, Nyla stands, Ryo SPEARS!! Ryo drags Nyla back to a drop zone, goes back up top, and Vickie is losing her mind as Ryo hits the SUPER LEG DROP!! Cover, RYO WINS!!
Winner: Ryo Mizunami, by pinfall (wins the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament)
Shida commends Ryo on that fight, and hands her the Women’s Eliminator Cup. Ryo thanks her and shakes her hand, to then SUCKER PUNCH her! Ryo eggs her on and Shida hits back! They brawl, Shida DECKS her challenger, and picks up her belt again. What a way to say hi to an old rival! Imagine what that title match is going to be like!
AEW returns with Schiavone back in the ring.
The Street Fight at Revolution is coming, so Schiavone introduces… STIIIIING~! The snow, the crow and the Icon! Sting walks out and fans are fired up to see him. Schiavone says Sting came back with Darby Allin last week to take the fight back to Team Taz. Sting has never looked better, and Sting says it’s great Schiavone says that. It evolves every single week, but then Sting found out a couple weeks ago he wasn’t when he got powerbomb’d by Cage! But Sting thanks The Machine for shaking off that rust! Sting feels like he’s ready for that Street Fight!
But then Ricky Starks comes out to tell “Stinger Man” to pump the brakes. He’s here on his own, so don’t worry about an attack. Starks is sick of the “Budding romance.” We’ve seen things go back and forth, but Sting showed something Starks hadn’t seen. Sting tore it up, and Starks is man enough to admit he saw something he hadn’t seen, and that was the fire! Sting’s still got it! But even so, Starks still doesn’t see the Icon. He SLAPS Sting, so Sting DECKS Starks! Sting rips Starks’ shirt off and whips him out of his shoes to CLOBBER him! Starks flounders, Sting is on him for another whip! STINGER SPLASH! Starks flops down, Sting gets the legs! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Starks endures, taps, but here comes Team Taz! Hook gets Sting in a sleeper! Sting SMACKS Hook away, but Will Hobbs gets Starks out and Cage attacks Sting! But here comes DARBY ALLIN! No zipline this time, he just jumps on Cage’s back! Cage rams him into buckles but Darby holds on! Sting runs in, STINGER SPLASH! Darby goes up top, to missile dropkick! The Icon and the Relentless run off Team Taz, but what happens when things are finally unleashed for the Street Fight!?
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Max Caster!
Number 10 surely heard Platinum’s diss track just for him, and now it’s time for him to respond directly! Scorpio Sky also watches from commentary to see who joins him, Cody Rhodes, Lance Archer and, if he is medically cleared, Penta El Zero M at Revolution! But first, Platinum gives us a special bonus track on Preston! “Listen! Listen! This guy’s big but a small talker. I shoot you up like Lady Gaga’s dog walker! This dude is mad soft, there is no future if you take your mask off! His names 10 but a 5 in the looks department. Like the fireball just hit Ronnie Garvin! Now you gettin’ burnt up! Platinum Max, I got this place turnt up!”
He ain’t done spittin’! Negative One ’bout to catch a butt whippin’! See Max in the streets- Negative One is fired up and Vance holds him back. Caster skips the rest and that was for the best, but who will get this won and head for Revolution?
The bell rings, Caster and Vance circle as fans rally. They tie up, Vance rolls Caster up, TWO! Caster scrambles away and tries to mock Vance still. Caster calls for a test of strength but kicks low. Caster clamps onto an arm, Vance powers out but Caster runs Vance over! Scorpio runs both guys down as being less skilled wrestlers, Caster runs but Vance goes to hip toss. Caster blocks but Vance blocks back to CLOBBER Caster! Cover, TWO! Vance drags Caster up, headlocks, but Caster powers out. Vance runs Caster over, things speed up, and Vance crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Vance keeps on Caster and hauls Caster up, but Caster gets away to a corner.
Vance CHOPS Caster, keeps him close and climbs up to rain down punches! Fans count and Vance gets only 4 before Caster slips out. Caster runs, only gets buckles, and Vance finishes the punches to get 10! Vance has fans fired up, runs in and CLOBBERS Caster out of the ring! Fans rally while Scorpio continues to talk trash on even Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer. Vance bumps Caster off the apron, then again, then runs in, only for Caster to POST him! Caster runs in to dropkick Vance into barriers!
AEW goes picture in picture as Caster mugs Vance and puts him in the ring. Cover, TWO! Caster grows annoyed, but he clamps onto an arm to grind Vance down. Vance fights up but Caster wrangles him down with a wristlock! Vance grinds forearms in Caster’s face but Caster holds on to drag Vance up again. Caster wrenches, yanks the arm, then whips Vance, only for Vance to reverse. Caster slips off the spinebuster and CLUBS Vance down! Caster pulls on the arm, hammerlocks it, and locks it down to taunt and KNEE Vance! Vance gets to a corner, Caster wraps the bad arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Caster lets off at 4, and he goes after Vance in another corner.
Vance fires body shots back, but Caster wrenches and YANKS the arm again! Caster clamps on with smothering chinlock and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and both men rise, but Vance rallies with big clotheslines! Vance whips Caster, and back drops him high and hard! Caster goes to a corner, Vance runs in but Caster elbows him away! Caster runs but into the SPINEBUSTER! Scorpio puts his hoodie over more than these two, but Caster puts Vance on the apron. Vance SLINGSHOT SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Caster survives but fans rally with Vance as he aims from a corner. Caster staggers up, Vance runs in, but Caster hits a takedown! Caster has SHANKLY GATES! Vance endures the keylock stretch and gets the ropebreak with feet!
Caster lets off just long enough to SNAP BRAINBUSTER Vance! Caster goes up top as Scorpio says that’s dumb, and Vance avoids the Mic Drop Elbow! Vance and Caster slowly rise again, and Vance runs in at the corner! Caster boots Vance, hops up, but Caster’s rana is blocked to a BOMB! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Caster survives and Vance can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Vance drags Caster. Caster kicks Vance away, then yanks him into ropes! Caster distracts the ref, and is that Jack Evans with Anthony Bowens’ boombox?! Evans CRACKS Vance with it!! Evans slithers under the ring, Caster covers Vance, Caster wins!!
Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall (advances to the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match)
Scorpio says Caster will just be disappointed now because he’s going to lose that Ladder match! But wait, Evans did that favor to Caster as a way to get paid by #BigMoneyMatt! A whopping $4200 for taking out Number 10 of the Dark Order! This is all because Hardy hates Hangman for pulling one over on him! Caster is fine with that, but will he benefit from all 4200 reasons he just won?
AEW has big things for Revolution Weekend!
First of all, AEW Dark has a special airing on Saturday to fit in all the action before the PPV! Then, a Buy-In match has been made! Britt Baker & Rebel will face Thunder Rosa & Riho! Will The Doctor and her assistant be able to beat a former NWA Women’s Champion and a former AEW Women’s Champion in one match?
The Best Man gave “Charles” Taylor a week, but he couldn’t even face Miro like a man! Miro is just trying to protect Chuck but now he has to hurt him! The people will now get what they want: DESTRUCTION! Miro is going to stop playing games, and it will be GAME OVER for Chuck!! Will the Best Man and Kip “Superbad” Sabian put a stop to all the fun the Best Friends are having?
Matt Hardy & Marq Quen VS Hangman Page & John Silver!
Before the Big Money bet, Hardy and his other Private Party protégé will take on the Cowboy and Number 3! But after what we just saw Hardy pay Evans to do to Number 10, will Hangman & Johnny Hungy eat Hardy and Quen alive?
The teams sort out, Silver and Quen start and circle. Fans rally, Silver shoots in to TOSS Quen, then he clamps on with a headlock. Quen gets the ropebreak, Silver lets up, and Quen powers Silver to the corner. Hardy steps back as Quen lets off for the new ropebreak, and Hardy gets a cheap shot in! Quen clubs away on Silver, kicks him to a corner, then wrenches him to tag Hardy in. Hardy Party mugs Silver, Hardy wrenches but Silver ROCKS him! Silver headlocks, Hardy throws body shots, and powers out. Hangman tags in, Hardy shoves Silver at him! Hangman and Silver hug it out and Hardy eggs Hangman on, only to tag Quen back in.
Quen and Hangman circle, Hangman dodges the clothesline to fire off haymakers! AEW goes picture in picture as Hangman stomps away in the corner!
The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman is fired up as he scrapes Quen on the ropes! Hangman whips, back drops Quen high and hard, then swings on Hardy! Hardy gets away, Hangman goes back to Quen and drags him up. Tag to Silver, they mug Quen, and Silver whips Quen to back drop him high and hard, too! Silver’s friggin’ jacked, baby! Silver drags Quen up and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Hangman, they double whip Quen but Quen kicks them back! Quen throws hands, runs, but into a DOUBLE BACK DROP that sends him flipping through the air! Quen flops to the apron and Hangman stalks over to bring him back in.
Hangman drags Quen up, CHOPS him off his feet, then drags him back up. Hangman snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Quen hurries to ropes but Hangman drags him back up. Tag to Silver, they mug Quen at ropes, and Silver throws big haymakers! Quen ends up in a corner, Silver fires off more shots, then he TOSSES Quen across the way! Silver flexes on Hardy, looms over Quen, and brings him up for forearms. AEW returns to single picture as Silver military presses Quen. Quen slips off and shoves Silver to the apron and fires off! Quen chokes Silver on the ropes, the ref counts, Quen lets off but Hardy hits an APRON SIDE EFFECT! Fans boo but Hardy gets away with that one.
Quen tags Hardy, Hardy drags Silver up and ROCKS him with a haymaker. Hardy bumps Silver off the apron, puts him back in and then covers, TWO! Hardy rains down rights, drags Silver up and puts him back in the corner. Quen tags in, they mug Silver with knees to his back, then stomps to his front! Quen digs his boots in, the ref counts and Quen lets off. Quen flexes now then drags Silver up to scoop and SLAM! Tag to Hardy, he hops up and soaks up the heat before he jumps, into Silver’s KICK! Both Silver and Hardy are down, crawling, and Hardy tries to keep Silver from Hangman. Silver BOOTS Hardy away, and reaches out!
Hardy drags Silver away again, but Silver gets around to hit a STANDING SLICED BREAD! Hot tags to Hangman and Quen! Hangman rallies on Quen with big forearms! Hangman whips, Quen dodges but Quen runs into a POP-UP SPINEBSUTER! Hangman runs at Hardy but Hardy avoids the boot! Hangman drags Quen up, Quen kicks a leg and whips Hangman to the corner! Hardy holds Hangman but Hangman gets away as Quen runs in, and the BOOT hits Hardy! Hangman scoops Quen for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up and PLANCHAS Hardy down! Hangman rains down rights, puts Hardy in the ring, but Quen is after Hangman with stomps!
Fans boo but Quen pie faces Hangman, only to run into a fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Fans fire up as Hangman drags Quen back up and throws him to the corner. Hangman dares Hardy to man up and tag in, but Quen bails out to regroup with Hardy instead. Hardy puts Quen back in, but Hangman kicks and suplexes him. Quen slips out to dropkick Hangman’s leg! NOW Hardy wants in, so Quen tags him! Hardy hits Hangman with a neckbreaker! Hardy calls for his finish, kicks but Hangman slips out to back suplex! Quen runs in but Hangman dumps him out! Silver tags in and he SPEARS Hardy!
Silver fires off furious fists, but Hardy hits a Twist, only for Silver to backslide! Hardy rolls off, but Silver kicks, KICKS, SUPERKICKS and BRAINBUSTERS!! Cover, TWO!! Silver’s Beaver Boy Blitz couldn’t finish this! Quen trips Hangman off the apron, hotshots Silver, and Hardy hits a back suplex! Tag to Quen, Quen climbs up, Silver stands up to get the MISSILE DROPKICK! Quen gets up, runs in but Silver OBOTS! Hangman tags in, Silver is the decoy and he KICKS Quen to send into Hangman’s ROLLING ELBOW! Silver ENZIGURIS, Hangman POP-UP POWERBOMBS Quen!
Silver reels Quen in to wheelbarrow, GERMAN SUPLEX, to the BUCK SHOT!! Hangman stares Hardy down and Hardy backs off! Cover, Hangman & Silver win!
Winners: Hangman Page & John Silver
But Hardy is a sore loser and he assaults the winners with a mic! Hardy tells Hangman that he hates him, and in their Big Money Match, Hardy will take everything from Hangman! This was all just a trap! Hardy is going to make it so Hangman won’t even make it to Revolution! But here comes the rest of the Dark Order to attack Hardy! Maybe Hardy is the one who won’t make it to the PPV! But here come the Casino Battle Royal field! Butcher and Blade, Chaos Project, Cezar Bononi & “Pretty” Peter Avalon attack the Dark Order, but then they’re countered by Bear Country, the Varsity Blondes, the Natural Nightmares, the Sydal Brothers and SCU!! It is tag team turmoil in the ring to say the least, and Negative One is just reveling in it from the stage!
BUT HERE COMES DEATH TRIANGLE!! PAC & Fenix are last minute entries in that match and they want to get their shots in! Hardy tries to run away but Negative One tells him he’s in for a bad time on Sunday! Will Hangman be the one to bankrupt Big Money Matt after the Revolution?
An awesome episode for AEW, and even a great go-home. I didn’t think we’d open with the Mixed Tag, but Shaq was great, of course Jade was good, and though Shaq took that table spot, it makes sense for his team to win. Jade has been waiting a long time for this debut so it makes sense for her to win and start her career off strong. Shaq’s disappearing act was interesting, I have no idea what that could mean. We got a great Six Man out of FTR and Jurassic Express, but I should’ve figured FTR finds a way to cheat and win. Shawn Spears being part of that is a natural move, and it just makes sense that he is part of their faction now. I don’t know if “FTR” will be the name that applies to the group or if they’ll have some new name, but it’s about time this happened.
Nyla VS Ryo was a great match, and I am happily surprised that Ryo won. As great in story it would’ve been for Nyla and Shida to have a rematch from Double or Nothing, I feel like it is much better for everyone watching to see Shida VS Ryo, which we certainly haven’t seen in AEW and hasn’t happened in some time. With that match up, I feel like the title match could go either way. If Ryo wins, that’d freshen up some things, even though Shida hasn’t faced everyone yet. Nyla is still considered top ranked contender, so she could still face the winner from Revolution over the Summer, and we could even work our way to Shida VS Nyla at Double or Nothing 2021, almost one year after the previous match-up.
Sting and Darby had another short spot with Team Taz, but I have no idea if it adds anything to what we’ve already seen. We got a great segment with the Inner Circle and Young Bucks, where another AEW press conference of course has Eric Bischoff for last. The Bucks had a great response promo and then a great double table spot. Maybe a little risky, but what else is new for these two? I feel like standing tall here could mean the Bucks lose, and that could also suggest who is coming out of the Casino Tag Battle Royal. PAC & Fenix win fast and then get in on the tag brawl at the end of the night. I don’t see them winning, but them getting in makes sense with Penta in the ladder match.
Speaking of, Caster VS Vance was a great match, but it makes a lot of sense in story for Vance to get screwed over by Hardy and Evans. I had a feeling the other night with Dark that Caster was going to win since Archer is already the powerhouse in that match. There is still one spot left, so either the bonus Dark gives us that qualifier, or that sixth person is the person Paul Wight introduces. That latter possibility would actually be pretty big, because Wight promises that will be a (WWE) Hall of Famer, someone everyone knows yet “not who we’d expect.” No idea who that could be, but I’d love to see them show up and do big things in the ladder match.
Meanwhile, Hardy loses the tag match tonight, but doesn’t stand tall even after he attacks, so the math makes me think Hangman loses his Q1 earnings. I feel like that’d work in story, because then Hangman can #JoinDarkOrder and lean on them for support. Hangman’s struggles have been great pacing in his AEW career, and maybe even his career as a whole, so giving up money to find the friendships that will really build him back up is a great element to that. With this, Hangman can totally become AEW World Champion come All Out 2021 or so.
My Score: 9.6/10
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