Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/29/2020)
Tonight: TNT Championship Tournament Semifinals!
AEW is so close to its newest title!
The TNT Championship Tournament enters the semifinals! Plus, the AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, returns to address his own title picture!
- AEW TNT Championship Tournament Semifinals: Darby Allin VS Cody Rhodes; Cody wins and advances to the finals.
- Wardlow VS Musa; Wardlow wins.
- No Holds Barred Tag: Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Jimmy Havoc & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford; Best Friends win.
- Shawn Spears VS Baron Black; Spears wins.
- Brodie Lee VS Marko Stunt; Lee wins.
- AEW TNT Championship Tournament Semifinals: Lance Archer VS Dustin Rhodes; Archer wins and advances to the finals.
PLAY BY PLAY
Fyter Fest is revisited tonight!
Darby Allin came in as “a ghost, a nobody.” But he showed that he could hang with the American Nightmare by taking him to a time limit draw. Cody feels like he lost enough in his career already by that point that he never wanted to lose again. As far as he’s concerned, a draw is a loss. In their New Year’s Day rematch, Darby says he didn’t lose to Cody. He lost to Arn Anderson. Cody represents everything the TNT Championship represents, on paper. “Suits, ties.” Darby is the exact opposite. Darby represents relentlessness. That means doing whatever it takes to win. Cody says the fact he cannot challenge for the AEW World Championship yet is still ranked #1, there is only this title. Everyone here eats, sleeps and breathes wrestling. Cody won’t argue that Darby isn’t that, but Cody asserts that is who he is.
Who do you, the fans, want as champion? “A corporate machine? Or someone like Darby Allin?” They have respect for each other, but that’s not going to matter in this match. They are ready to take each other’s heads off. Darby asks which part of a story is most important? The beginning, the middle or the end? Cody says Darby is a huge part of the future, but he isn’t championship material. Who will be proven right as we take one more step towards AEW’s newest title?
AEW TNT Championship Tournament Semifinals: Darby Allin VS Cody Rhodes w/ Brandi!
To Le Champion, Chris Jericho, these are two stupid idiots that should just take each other out of the tournament completely to benefit everyone. But in the end, one man will move on to the finals! Does Darby settle the score? Or does the American Nightmare have his number?
The bell rings and Darby circles with Cody. The crowd is torn but Darby speeds up. Darby and Cody collide but neither backs down! They circle again and tie up. Cody headlocks, Darby powers out, but Cody runs Darby over. Cover, ONE, but Cody watches Darby closely. Darby and Cody circle again and the crowd is dueling. Cody and Darby tie up, Cody waistlocks but Darby pries at the hold. Cody powers Darby to a corner but lets off. Darby hammerlocks and ducks the backhand to push Cody to the corner. He wrings Cody out but Cody rolls. Darby rolls to then Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Cody sweeps and covers, ONE! Darby sweeps and covers, TWO as Cody slips out. But Cody’s knee bothers him, so Darby chop blocks it right away! Darby will not take it easy on Cody, and he goes outside to drag Cody by his leg. Cody kicks Darby into railing! Cody hobbles after Darby and bring him around the way. He bumps Darby off the apron, then glares at Shawn Spears at ringside.
Cody brings Darby up and back suplexes, but Darby lands on his feet! Darby runs but Cody dodges, and Darby collides with Brandi! Cody is shocked, and Darby also checks on Brandi. Cody BOOTS Darby down before checking on Brandi for himself. Billy Gunn helps Brandi to her feet and to the back while Cody keeps after Darby. Cody puts Darby in and drags Darby around for stomps! Cody focuses on the legs and then the ribs. Darby is on the defensive as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Cody throws hands on Darby in the corner. He DECKS Darby and seethes before dragging him up. Cody suplexes and holds Darby up for a count of five before throwing him down in a gourd buster! Jackknife cover, TWO! Cody looms over Darby and stomps him around again. Cody drags Darby up and throws in heavy knees. He whips Darby and knees him against ropes. Cody drags Darby around to then dig his knees into the back. Cody grabs a leg, and pulls back for the Bow ‘n’ Arrow stretch! Darby endures, pries free, and pops out to a cover! TWO, and Cody kicks Darby down! Cody stomps Darby in the corner but backs off at the ref’s count. Darby drags himself up but Cody is on him for body shots and elbows. Cody reels Darby in for a suplex, to hang him out on the ropes! Darby flops down and Cody covers, TWO! Cody keeps on Darby with another cover, TWO!
Cody grows frustrated with Darby, but he watches him crawl. Darby claws at Cody but Cody stomps the hands! Cody kicks and boots Darby down, then grabs a leg for a Half Crab! Darby endures and crawls to the ropes, for the ropebreak! Cody lets off and has Darby up for another suplex. Darby knees free and waistlocks to then chop block again! Darby has the crowd rallying but he walks into a BIG right hand! He staggers back into a corner and Cody arm-drags him out. Darby comes back with a strike fest! Darby rolls and runs to hit a DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Darby won’t stop, he has the leg for a HEEL HOOK! Cody endures and pries at the hold but Darby just squeezes tighter! Cody drags himself and Darby along, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Darby lets go and both men go to opposite corners. Darby runs in but into Cody’s elbow! Cody goes up, but Darby trips him!
Darby drags Cody into the Tree of Woe and goes corner to corner! He hits a back body block against Cody’s legs! Cody drags himself up but Darby brings him off the ropes to dump him down. Darby has a standing kneebar, then shifts to a Deathlock with a bridge! Cody endures so Darby rolls back. Darby SMASHES the knee! Cody bails out of the ring and hobbles around the way. Darby wants after Cody but the ref keeps him back. Cody gets too close to Britt Baker and she CLOBBERS him with her shoe! What does she have against Cody!? Jericho still applauds her for it. Darby goes out and puts Cody back in the ring. Darby stalks up behind Cody and chop blocks again! He headbutts the knee! Darby grits his teeth as he puts Cody in a corner and CHOPS! The tide is turning as AEW goes to break!
AEW returns and Darby runs in, but Cody dodges! Cody comes back but knocks heads with Darby! Darby and Cody stay up, to double clothesline each other down! The crowd is fired up as both men stir on the mat. The Gunn Club lead the rally as Darby and Cody rise. Darby and Cody both use ropes to beat the standing count. Cody kicks low to hit the Rhodes Uppercut! Then he reels Darby in for an X-PLEX! Darby flounders up, Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Both men are down again but Cody stands. Darby crawls to a corner while Cody takes off the weight belt. Jericho wants to see Cody do some belt whipping, but Cody hands the belt to the ref. Cody whips Darby but Darby reverses. Cody goes up and over but the bad knee is giving him trouble! Darby runs over but Cody catches him in a cradle! TWO, and Darby STEALS CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?! Cody survives his own move!
“This is Awesome!” but far from over. Darby drags Cody around, figure four for the leg lock! Cody endures and Spears wants him to tap. Cody’s shoulders are down, TWO! He avoids being beat like Spears was, but Spears is coaching Darby from the crowd. Wait, Brandi returns? She is sore, but her return encourages Cody. Cody rolls the hold over, but Darby rolls it back, and Cody gets the ropebreak! Darby lets go of the hold, Brandi checks on Cody. Brandi gives Cody water to refresh himself. Darby takes the water to SMASH it on Cody’s head! Darby springboards, but Cody catches his Trust Fall! Cody wristlocks and ripcords, RAINMAKER!! Did Okada approve of this?! But both men are down, and the crowd fires up. The chants duel again as Cody gets the wristlock again. Cody ripcords again, but Darby ducks and slips around, THROWBACK STUNNER! QUEBRADA! But Cody catches Darby! And flips him around, for CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?! Darby survives and Cody is speechless!
Spears cheers Darby on as Cody drags Darby to a drop zone. Cody hobbles to the corner and slowly climbs up. Cody STEALS THE COFFIN DROP! But he gets knees!! Darby returns the New Year’s Day disaster! And he heads up top, to COFFIN DROP!! But Cody turns for a ghost pin!? CODY wins?!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (advances to the TNT Championship Tournament Finals)
The American Nightmare snatches victory from the jaws of defeat and is now in the TNT Championship match! Jericho claims the water was spiked with something, but that doesn’t change what happened. Will Cody meet his brother or the Murderhawk in the finals?
AEW continues the Scorpio Sky story.
Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels were looking for a third man, and so Scorpio was completely on board. He always looked up to them as the pinnacle of what wrestlers want to be. But what intimidated him was the years together The Addiction had, and how they were established stars. Scorpio didn’t want to be the third wheel. But it didn’t hit until Being The Elite’s “Worst Town” gag became a thing. SCU has been a huge part of Scorpio’s career and growth. Scorpio has made many believe in him. Many go their entire careers without ever being on television, let alone fighting for a world title. Once Scorpio got in the moment, he felt at home. He walks around and sees a lot of people just happy to be somewhere. But not him. He is not satisfied with just being good. He is not satisfied with just being great. “I want to be a f***ing legend.”
AEW hears from MJF.
At Max’s Rat’s Estate in Massapequa, New York, MJF knows that without him, the fans must feel like they’re “in an Uber with a foreign driver who for some strange reason doesn’t want to use the GPS.” By that he means, we feel lost. So MJF took it upon himself to work so hard. Because of his unapologetic courage, he has rehabilitated his hangnail. And after visiting his “nail doctor,” and the most prolific one in that field no less, he was in awe. He has never seen a miraculous turnaround like MJF’s. MJF has gone from being at death’s door to “over-healing” his nail. MJF now has the strongest fingernail in the world! And MJF himself was so excited to be back, so he did what everyone does. He tried to get TV ready, but while he was shaving, “the unthinkable happened.” MJF reveals a neck brace from how he nicked his neck. Trust him, it is gruesome. A normal man would’ve bled out and died, but not MJF! MJF is a warrior! It hurt, believe him.
MJF was looking forward to hopping on that germ infested plane, he was foaming at the mouth to wrestle in front of half a dozen of his peers that he “really” respects. But he was heartbroken that he couldn’t entertain the fans that he cares about sooo much. But he vows to be back not just for us, but for him. MJF is the voice brave enough to cry out. He is the storm thundering on the horizon, and the candle that is lit in the darkness. MJF is the only hope AEW has left. He is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, he’s better than you, and you know it.
Wardlow VS Musa!
Moving on from MJF’s mouth to his muscle, Mr. Mayhem has manhandled man after man, and is now going after Mr. Fearless. But will Musa stay fearless after going against the one man warpath?
The bell rings and the crowd is on Musa’s side. Musa rushes Wardlow but Wardlow uses one hand in the SPINE BUSTER! Wardlow grins as he looms over Musa. He drags Musa up to whip into the corner, then ram his shoulder in! Wardlow rolls Musa and looms over him again. Musa stands but Wardlow scoops him. Wardlow runs but Musa slips out to throw a haymaker! But Wardlow just glares at Musa. Wardlow knees low then whips, but Musa handsprings and hits an enziguri! Musa staggers Wardlow! But Wardlow is back up and RAMS Musa into the corner! Wardlow puts Musa up top and choke grips, and gives a thumbs down! He drops Musa onto the KNEE! The straps come down and Wardlow drags Musa up to the fireman’s carry. The spin and F10!! Cover, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
MJF’s top henchman wins again, but there wasn’t any doubt. Will Wardlow lay waste to yet even more members of the AEW roster before going for gold?
AEW presents another episode of The Bubbly Bunch!
Chris Jericho exercises in his home gym as he speaks to the tension online. Word on the street is that people think Sammy Guevara actually won that FlimFlam challenge. Well if anyone online or the media wants to disagree with Sammy, then he has a message for everyone else: “Suck, my, big bottle of sanitizer!” But Ortiz says that with all due respect, Jericho won. Santana disagrees with Ortiz and says Sammy won. Jericho says to agree to disagree. They need to stay sharp, this lockdown might be getting to them. Since no one in AEW is good enough to kick their asses, maybe the Inner Circle should fight each other. It’ll be a “good ol’ fashion Manitoba Melee!” Jake Hager likes that. It’ll hurt, but it’ll make the Inner Circle stronger than ever. Sammy is so excited! Can he start the fight? Ortiz says Sammy did not win the FlimFlam, so take this! Headbutt through the phone!
Sammy reels back and says Ortiz is gonna get it! Handspring back flip forearm attack! Hager takes the hit, but gets up to BOOT! Santana is shocked, but he has the power of the chancla! That one gets… Peter Avalon? Since when was he on these calls? The Librarian returns with a book smack! Jungle Boy!? He swings out then in for a Tarzan CHOP! Sonny Kiss comes back with a low blow, but it’s blocked! So he comes back with a scorpion heel kick! And it hits Luther! The death match master BOOTS, and it hits Jericho’s dad! Irvine comes back with the high sticking! That gets Lou Ferrigno in the nose! TV’s Incredible Hulk has a stun gun! ZAP to… Uh… Well anyway, he punches back, and many more celebrity plugs happen. Kevin Smith!? FLUFFY!! WEEMAN!! Wow, even Soul Train Jones! Vickie Guerrero!? “Are you kidding me?”
STOP! Because that was awesome! That was one of the best Manitoba Melees ever! Long live the Inner Circle! See you guys later. Hey, wait. Was that Lou Ferrigno… with a taser?
No Holds Barred Tag: Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Jimmy Havoc & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford!
Trent wanted to fight the Superbad Girl, but that’s not allowed. So he and the Kentucky Gentleman settle for a fight with the Superbad Boy and his new roommate! Will they get revenge for The Sloth when there’s nothing holding them back?
The moment Best Friends hit the ring, the brawl is on! But there are no restrictions, after all. Havoc and Sabian club away and put Best Friends in opposite corners. But Best Friends hit back and turn things around. Sabian shoulders into Chuckie T but Trent dumps Havoc out. Chuckie throws Sabian out, too, and then he sets the Superbad Squad up. Trent builds speed and FLIES! Tope conjilo bowls them over! Penelope checks on Sabian while Best Friends shake hands. They go after Sabian at the corner but Havoc has a chair! No holds barred means he can JAB them with it all he likes! Havoc aims at Trent, but throws the chair into Cassidy’s head! Down goes Freshly Squeezed! But Chuckie kicks and clubs Havoc down! Sabian keeps on Trent while Chuckie brings out more chairs. Sabian mocks Cassidy before he chokes Trent on the ground.
Chuckie wants to suplex Havoc onto chairs but Havoc blocks. Havoc turns it around to snap suplex Chuckie on his own chair pile! Trent bumps Sabian off the apron but Havoc grabs a chair. Havoc drags Chuckie around to set him on the chairs. Havoc wants to play a con-chair-to but Trent SPEARS him down! Trent tosses the chair aside before he gets to his feet. Sabian FLIES out onto Trent! Sabian drags Trent up into the ring and stomps away. Havoc throws a chair into Chuckie’s head! Sabian whips Trent corner to corner hard and Trent hits the mat. Havoc puts chairs and a ladder into the ring while Sabian brings Trent over. They “tag” not that it matters, and Havoc stomps Trent in the corner. Havoc bumps Trent off buckles then brings the ladder mover. He throws the ladder into Trent! Havoc sets the ladder on the second rope and grabs Trent’s legs. He catapults Trent into the ladder! Cover, TWO!
Havoc looms over Trent and drags him up. He rakes Trent’s eyes and bites Trent’s ear! He bumps Trent off buckles and tags in Sabian. Havoc snapmares and Sabian Penalty Kicks, then Havoc adds a low uppercut! The squad sits Trent up, and Havoc runs, to throw up deuces. It means something very different to Brits, by the way. But it distracts Trent and Sabian BOOTS him into those fingers! A tag team eye poke! Havoc boots Chuckie off the apron and Sabian chills with Penelope. Havoc throws Trent into the corner and dumps the ladder down on him. Havoc drops knees then drags Trent over. He ROCKS Trent then “tags” Sabian in. Sabian stands Trent up while Havoc resets the ladder. Sabian whips Havoc in but Trent boots! Trent elbows Sabian then goes up and Trust Falls, into a BACKSTABBER! Double cover, but Chuckie breaks it!
Sabian throws Chuckie out and grabs a chair. Sabian sits it up in a corner and then brings Trent over. He punches Trent into sitting on the chair, and then Havoc whips Sabian corner to corner. Trent moves, and Sabian CANNONBALLS onto the chair! Havoc JAMS Trent, then JAMS Chuckie. Havoc runs at Chuckie, but the Sexy Knee smashes the chair into him! Trent flounders to the corner and brings up the chair. Chuckie has the other chair, and with Havoc in the middle, it’s a FULL METAL SANDWICH! And a hug around Havoc, too. But Sabian goes after Trent, only to get caught into SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Chuckie covers Sabian, TWO!! Sabian survives and Penelope is relieved. Chuckie wedges a chair in the corner and goes after Sabian. Chuckie throws forearms but Sabian reverses the whip. Sabian follows but Chuckie goes up and over! Sabian stops himself in time, but Chuckie back suplexes. Kip lands on his feet to SMASH Chuckie into the chair!
Trent returns to CHOP Sabian! And hit a tornado DDT! Havoc returns with more chairs but Trent stomps him down. Trent takes the chair for his own and aims at Sabian. Sabian stands to get a FULL METAL SHINING WIZARD!! Cover, but Havoc breaks it! Havoc has a chair again but Trent hits low. Trent gives Havoc a SMACK on his back! Trent goes back to Sabian and sets him on the ladder. That’s not a lot of room, but Trent climbs up. Havoc ROCKS Trent and saves Sabian. Havoc goes up the ladder to join Trent up top. Trent resists the superplex and knocks Havoc down. Trent adjusts but Havoc trips him! Trent SMASHES his back on the ladder!! Havoc sets a couple chairs up in an odd shape and then fireman’s carries Trent. Death Valley Driver on the chairs! Sabian goes up top and leaps, DOUBLE STOMPS onto the chairs! Cover, but Chuckie breaks it!
Chuckie stands but Havoc jams and SMACKS him with the chair! Havoc sets the chair up upside-down, and underhooks Chuckie. Chuckie breaks free and scoops Havoc to SLAM him on the chair! Sabian runs into an AWFUL WAFFLE on the chair! Cover, but Penelope drags Chuckie off! The Superbad Girl finally plays a part in this match and Chuckie is furious. Chuckie sets the ladder up in the corner and brings Havoc up. Chuckie gives Havoc a taste of his own medicine, by biting his ear! Then he whips, but Havoc stomps himself. Havoc elbows back, then back drops Chuckie ONTO the ladder! Havoc brings Chuckie back up, fireman’s carries, but Cassidy is back up! Cassidy has a chair but he saves Chuckie first. Then he hotshots Havoc, to throw the chair into Havoc’s head! Sabian drags Cassidy down and Penelope goes up, but Cassidy escapes! The Penalty Kick hits Kip! Penelope leaps again but Cassidy gets clear! And then Cassidy baits Penelope in, and sends the SPEAR into Sabian!
Cassidy goes up top but Havoc intercepts! Havoc and Cassidy fight up top, but Cassidy trips Havoc up. And then Cassidy LEAPS onto Penelope and Sabian! Chuckie has Havoc, RUNNING PILEDRIVER ONTO CHAIRS!! Cover, Best Friends win!!
Winner: Best Friends, by pinfall
To say this match was extreme might be an understatement! Trent and Chuck Taylor have survived the Superbad Squad and this brutal battle, and celebrate with a group… thumbs up. Will they head right for the AEW World Tag Team Championships come Double or Nothing?
Britt Baker takes us on a tour of her dental office.
This is the perfect time for her second Role Model Rule. She gives us a glimpse behind the scenes by introducing her make-up artist. Reba is the best at making Britt look her best. Um, her name is Rebel. Yes, she does Britt’s make-up for these “role model” segments. Britt interrupts the interview with Rebel to talk with her. Britt insists Rebel refer to her as Dr. Baker. And if Britt is giving Rebel her big break, then she needs to do it as discussed. Right, sorry… But honestly, (as Rebel now does it Britt’s way) this project has been incredible. Dr. Baker is such an inspiring role model. It is an absolute privilege to do her make-up. Great take! Make sure to have the picture in the shot.
Anyway, on to the second rule! This is by popular demand from the followers on Twitter, Instagram, and even the “old folks” on Facebook. So here it is! Quick plug for her handles, and then the actual rule. “Not everyone can be a role model.” She learned this rule very early in life. Just look at people who wear glasses, like Tony Schiavone. If you aren’t a professor or doctor, don’t wear glasses. Don’t try to be smart if you’re not smart. Also, fat people, also like Tony. Men and women alike, either suck it in or work it off. Britt never alters herself in photos, but for all the “cows” out there, Photoshop and filters are your friends. Skipping “wannabes,” there are “snaggle tooth” people. Also like Tony. If you don’t have pretty teeth, don’t smile. It is uncomfortable for those who have to see it. Some people were born to show others what not to do. In some ways, that’s being a role model, too. See you all next time!
Shawn Spears VS Baron Black!
The Chair Man may be out of the TNT Championship Tournament, but he’s still on a win streak nonetheless. Will he find a way back to #PERFECT10N soon enough?
The bell rings, Spears and Baron tie up and go around. Spears wrenches to a wristlock, and he taunts Baron as he does it. But Baron drops down, spins around and wrenches back to a hammerlock and headlock takedown! Spears keeps his shoulders off the mat as he chinlocks back. Spears gets Baron to the cover, ONE and the two reset. The crowd cheers the exchange as the two men circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks but Spears kicks low. Spears bumps Baron off buckles and CHOPS him down! Spears looms over Baron before he stands him up, for another CHOP! He shows off the glutes but Billy Gunn throws the Shawn Spears Heartless shirt back. Baron CHOPS Spears in return! And again! And again! Baron runs but Spears hits a SPINE BUSTER! Spears rains down hands then stomps him, and then throws the shirt at him!
Baron gets to a corner but Spears drags him up. Spears suplexes high and hard, and makes sure Jericho saw that. Spears gives another shout out with the cocky pin! TWO, but Spears and Jericho share a laugh. Spears drags Baron up for another suplex, but Baron slips out! Baron uppercuts! And CHOPS! And spins to CHOP! Spears ends up in a corner, Baron takes aim and runs corner to corner. But Spears BOOTS Baron down, then drags him up for the fireman’s carry. C4!! But he doesn’t cover, he puts Baron in a Sharpshooter! Baron taps, Spears wins!
Winner: Shawn Spears, by submission
The Chair Man adds more shout outs to great Canadians in his arsenal, and wins again! Will Spears take this aggression all the way to a title shot?
Technique By Taz: Lance Archer’s Blackout Bomb.
Archer is a human skyscraper, and that makes his inverted crucifix bomb a dangerous move. He gets the opponent’s head up 9 feet in the air, maybe even 10 feet with that boost. He can do it even on a heavyweight like Colt Cabana. It is the arm strength and quick wrist flick that gets the opponent up and over to slam them on the back, combined with Archer falling with them. It’s hard not to be afraid, but does Dustin Rhodes have what it takes to avoid such a situation?
Brodie Lee VS Marko Stunt!
Despite how strict and even draconian he is, The Exalted One still offers power to those who feel powerless. However, Stunt seems to have that chihuahua-like self-esteem where size doesn’t matter, he still steps to the biggest and baddest. But if recent matches are any indication, courage doesn’t make up for being so small. After the beating he took from Lance Archer, going against Brodie Lee just seems crazy. There are a lot of people who don’t believe Stunt belongs in pro-wrestling. He’s part of a great trio, but unfortunate circumstances are keeping Jungle Express apart. Stunt steps up and is going to step to the fight. He’ll give it his all and that’s all he can do. As for how much he can take, it’s a lot more than you think. Will “Mr. Fun Size” pull off the biggest miracle in AEW?
The bell rings and Brodie just stares at Stunt. The crowd is on Stunt’s side as he runs at Brodie, but Brodie throws him down. Stunt tries again but gets thrown again. Stunt SLAPS Brodie, but Brodie whips and runs after him. Stunt dodges just from being so small, but then Brodie BOOTS him down! Brodie drags Stunt up to CHOP him! And then he rakes the eyes and face! The ref counts but Brodie intimidates him. Brodie brings Stunt up to CHOP again! Brodie stands on Stunt and walks all over him! He puts Stunt in a corner for a big elbow, then he TOSSES Stunt across the ring! Brodie just stares as Stunt is slumped on the apron. Brodie goes out the other side and then heads around the way. Stunt stirs on the apron but then he springs up and dives! But Brodie catches him! And sets him down, to SUPERKICK! Brodie leaves Stunt down and out but the crowd rallies up.
The count passes 5 before Stunt rises. Stunt gets in at 9.9! Brodie is actually surprised, so he shoves and pops Stunt up, for a HUGE German Suplex! But Stunt lands on his feet! And BOOTS Brodie back! Stunt hops up, flies, but into the SCRAPBUSTER! Brodie circles like a shark with blood in the water, before he pops Stunt up for a SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, Brodie wins!
Winner: Brodie Lee, by pinfall
Mr. Brodie tosses Stunt aside, having made his point. Has Stunt taken all he can take? Will this only convince more AEW wrestlers to #JoinDarkOrder?
AEW hears from Jon Moxley.
“Isn’t it amazing that it was only eight weeks ago, I was celebrating the world championship? Bleeding, sweating, high-fiving a sea of fans.” That feels like a lifetime ago. “What the hell happened?” Instead of fans screaming their lungs out in the audience, everyone is watching safely from home. AEW is thankful for that. But Moxley knows tough times don’t last forever. He promises that one day, we will all be back together, and he will be bleeding and swearing among a sea of fans again. But for now, this is a good time to reflect on things you’re thankful for. Moxley is thankful for his wife, because it takes a hell of a woman to tolerate being in a house with him. He’s thankful for steel chairs, because as a rule of thumb, a DDT on a chair is always better than not on a chair. And most of all, Moxley is thankful AEW is live next week. He still has a job to do, and he’s coming to do that job. He’ll throw the dogs and “Big Platinum” in the truck, play some Metallica and head East to be live and in person on Dynamite.
Moxley knows that with Double or Nothing 2 coming up, he has a target on his back. But before someone gets broken or choked out or hit with a chair or a thumbtack jammed in their eye, Moxley wants them to remember: “When you step up to the world champion, you do so at your own risk.” Moxley says fans need to be nice to their neighbors, support their local businesses by ordering takeout, and most importantly… “Don’t forget to call your grandmother!!”
AEW sets the schedule for next week’s episode!
MJF is back in action despite his “gruesome” nicked neck. Will he be able to make it through the match without “serious” injury? And Moxley is back in action against the Heavy Metal Rebel, Frankie Kazarian! And Chris Jericho’s challenge to Matt Hardy & The Elite has been answered! For the first time ever, #LeSexGods, Jericho & Sammy, take on DAMASCUS Hardy and Kenny Omega, in a tag team STREET FIGHT! Will the Inner Circle take out The Elite before we ever even have Blood & Guts?
AEW TNT Championship Tournament Semifinals: Lance Archer VS Dustin Rhodes w/ Brandi!
This is it! The American Nightmare either faces The Murderhawk Monster as Jake The Snake Roberts intended, or we get a Rhodes Brother rematch from the original Double or Nothing! DON 2020 will be the battleground for the AEW TNT Championship, but who will be cashing in?
As Archer makes his entrance, he DECKS some poor crew member who was in the entry way! Everyone in the crowd stays out of reach, so Archer will just have to save it all for Dustin.
The bell rings and Archer circles with Dustin. They tie up and Archer powers Dustin to the corner. He lets off with a laugh, and circles with Dustin again. Archer and Dustin tie up again and Archer again puts Dustin in a corner. He again lets off, but then swings a sucker punch! Dustin gets clear and uppercuts Archer! And again! Archer just laughs it off! Dustin kicks low then runs, but he can’t knock Archer down with the shoulder tackle. Archer swings on Dustin but Dustin dodges, only for Archer to run him over with a shoulder! Dustin bails out and catches his breath. Brandi coaches Dustin and he heads back into the ring. Dustin rushes Archer with kicks, but Archer knew the uppercut is coming. Archer drags Dustin up and shoves him, but Dustin dumps him out of the ring. Dustin goes to the apron and CANNONBALLS! Archer is down for the first time in AEW!
Dustin leaves Archer behind to catch his breath in the ring. Archer is up and pacing as the ring count climbs. Archer knows he has time, and he gets up on the apron at 5. Dustin rushes Archer but Archer pushes him away. Archer walks into the uppercut, and Dustin keeps on him! Dustin stomps away in the corner then whips. Archer reverses and Dustin hits buckles. Dustin comes back, but he can’t scoop Archer for the spinning powerslam! Archer whips and goes perpendicular, to DERAIL Dustin! Dustin flops out of the ring and both Brandi and the ref check on him. The Gunn Club rallies the crowd for Dustin but Archer goes around that way to take a chair from under the ring. Archer brings the chair over to Dustin, but Dustin boots it away! Dustin CHOPS Archer and rocks him with an uppercut! Dustin grabs the chair, but Archer BOOTS it into him!
Archer is seething as he paces around. He glares at the crowd but they again stay back. Brandi gives Archer space, and Archer grabs a chair. Dustin is busted open from that chair shot, so Archer keeps on the wound with fists! And an apron bump! And another! Archer lets Dustin go in the ring and follows him in. The Natural is literally on the ropes as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns again, and Archer is clawing at the bleeding wound! The ref reprimands Archer and he lets up. Dustin punches back from the mat! Archer eggs him on and Dustin hits harder! Dustin kicks and runs to boot Archer, but Archer comes back with a LARIAT! Archer rains down forearms and Dustin slumps out of the ring. Archer stalks Dustin and brings him to the timekeeper’s table! He bounces Dustin off the table, narrowly missing the bell! Archer paces before he boots Dustin down. Dustin gets to his feet but Archer throws more hands. Archer throws Dustin into the post but Dustin hits back! The ring count passes 5 as the two brawl, and they start throwing CHOPS. Archer DECKS Dustin then leaves him behind in the ring. Archer wants the count out and we start over. The count reaches 5 but Dustin gets in the ring. Archer scrapes Dustin out and still wants the count out.
Dustin is down as the count reaches 5. Archer gives up on that to drag Dustin up and into the ring. Dustin crawls to a corner but Archer is on him from the other side. Archer bumps Dustin off buckles, and is proud of the blood on his hands. Dustin CLUBS Archer down! Archer hits back and kicks the legs out. He suplexes and THROWS Dustin across the ring! Dustin’s blood stains the mat as Archer grinds him down with the armlock. Archer taunts Dustin but lets up, to claw at the face again! The ref reprimands and Archer stops, but he still toys with Dustin. Dustin throws hands and puts Archer in the corner! Dustin hooks the legs on the ropes, and wants to shatter some dreams! He runs and hits the UNNATURAL KICK! It was somehow just the inner thigh so there is no disqualification to be had. Dustin snapmares Archer down, then runs to drop the elbow! But he misses!
Archer rains more hands down on Dustin and then looms over him. Archer drags Dustin up as the crowd continues to rally up. LARIAT! Archer just smiles before he drags Dustin up for an armlock. Dustin endures the torture as AEW goes to one last break.
AEW returns once more, and Archer continues to lean on that armlock and chinbar. Dustin refuses to quit, and the crowd refuses to give up on him. Dustin fights his way up and pries the hold off. He throws haymakers and staggers Archer! Dustin backs Archer down to a corner then whips, but Archer reverses. Archer runs into a kick, and Dustin hits a DESTROYER! But Dustin is too exhausted to make the cover! But the crowd gives him a second wind and Dustin sits up. Dustin and Archer slowly stand, and Dustin uppercuts! Archer chuckles as he throws a forearm! Dustin haymakers, Archer forearms! It’s a brawl, and neither man backs down. Dustin bobs ‘n’ weaves and LARIATS! Archer is up but Dustin hits the Rhodes Uppercut! Dustin runs, but no bulldog! Archer runs, into the POWERSLAM!
Dustin fires up and climbs up to rain down punches in the corner! But Archer lifts Dustin! Dustin fights free of the powerbomb but Archer choke grips! Dustin slips free and has the dragon sleeper, CROSS RHODES!! Cover, ONE!? Dustin can’t believe Cody’s finisher didn’t finish this! But Dustin won’t stop, he goes back up top. Archer slowly stands and Dustin leaps, but into the choke grip! CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, TWO!?! Dustin survives and no one can believe it! Archer drags Dustin up and throws hands as he brings him to the corner. Archer goes old school, and QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO!! The Murderhawk is furious! He drags Dustin up to throw big body shots in the corner. Archer hoists Dustin up top and prepares the inverted crucifix! Dustin flails and escapes, then shoves, to boot! Dustin facelocks, but no reckoning as Archer spins out and choke grips again! CHOKE SLAM AGAIN! Cover, TWO, into a GHOST PIN! TWO!?!
Archer BOOTS Dustin down! Now he’s mad, because he almost got caught! Archer goes to a corner, and RIPS a buckle pad right off! The ref reprimands but he drags Dustin over. He bumps Dustin off the back buckle!! And again! And again! If Dustin wasn’t bleeding before, he is now! The ref checks on Dustin and QT Marshall appears. QT has a towel, but Cody appears to keep him from throwing it!? Cody talks with his brother first. Dustin doesn’t want Cody to do it, and Archer drags Dustin from the ropes! Archer throws the towel away, and then clamps on the claw! He dribbles Dustin’s head off the mat, then smothers him for the cover! Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall (advances to the TNT Championship Tournament Finals)
The Murderhawk Monster may have just ended the career of Dustin Rhodes! Will Archer do the same to Cody Rhodes to become TNT Champion?
A great episode right here! Again, Jericho is just incredible on commentary. The Bubbly Bunch segment this week was much better than last week with that “Manitoba Melee” that seemed like it’d never end. And I’m really intrigued to see the Tag Team Street Fight of Jericho & Sammy VS Matt Hardy & Omega. I wonder if it’s a roundabout way to get other members of The Inner Circle and The Elite involved as another way to keep the Blood & Guts build alive while we still wait on a moment in time that match can be held. Clearly, plans for Double or Nothing are still being made, and Moxley’s return next week will surely bring about a challenger. MJF is also back, after another strong promo. I’m just curious if the “Rat’s Estate” in NY belongs to the same “rat” as last week’s Cape Cod Rat. Wardlow gets another dominant win, but I highly doubt he’s heading for a title just yet. Scorpio Sky might be, with another great vignette for him.
Spears gets a good win over Baron Black the Legend of Zelda cosplayer. How fitting with what I’m writing on the side here on The Chairshot. Brodie all but destroys Marko Stunt, but I also feel like his more elite Creepers need to get some wins like this. We got to know Preston Vance is one, so why can’t he be beating up Marko, too? The No Holds Barred tag match was insane! I’m a little disappointed Havoc didn’t bring out the staple gun, but I am glad to see Cassidy and Penelope get involved even just that much. Best Friends win again, so it would be natural for them to challenge for the tag titles at Double or Nothing. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they win because of how we just haven’t seen Hangman in the ring this whole time. It’d be a shame for Hangman but it could easily work into the story from before the shutdowns, with Hangman seemingly half focused on wrestling.
The TNT Championship Tournament matches were great stuff, and great to bookend the show. The video package to lead into Cody VS Darby was good, and the match itself was incredible. Darby got some real edge in this match, but Cody wins to keep the story AEW has been building on track. This in itself makes for good story for Darby. Sometimes there’s someone a wrestler can’t beat, and for Darby, that’s Cody. The day Darby finally does beat Cody is going to be huge and well-deserved. Dustin VS Archer was a lot more competitive than I expected, but for the better here. Dustin fighting through the bleeding and everything else was good for him, but of course Archer wins in the end. Cody VS Archer for the title at DON is going to be another great match with everything going into the story.
My Score: 9.2/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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