The Broken Brilliance has its AEW in-ring debut!
Matt Hardy teams with Kenny Omega to take on Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara in a STREET FIGHT! Will DAMASCUS Hardy DELETE Le Sex Gods?
- Cody Rhodes VS Joey Janela; Cody wins.
- Nyla Rose VS Kenzie Paige; Rose wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Frankie Kazarian; Moxley wins.
- Lance Archer VS QT Marshall w/ Brandi Rhodes; Archer wins.
- Tag Team Street Fight: Kenny Omega & BROKEN Matt Hardy VS Le Sex Gods; Le Sex Gods win.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW Double or Nothing’s TNT Championship match is set!
Last week, the semifinals finished in one brutal and bloody night. The American Nightmare still has Darby Allin’s number, but the Murderhawk may have just put an end to The Natural. “The finals are coming, Cody. There’s no more running, Cody.” Will it only be a matter of time before Lance Archer takes Cody’s last chance at a championship away?
AEW returns to Daily’s Place!
Now the crowd of adoring AEW wrestlers has more room to cheer and jeer the action in the ring. Tony Schiavone, Excalibur and good ol’ JR are back together to call that action, starting with…
Cody Rhodes VS Joey Janela!
The Bad Boy looks to be a speed bump on the road to Double or Nothing at the AEW TNT Championship! Will Cody be able to keep focus on Janela knowing the Murderhawk is in the building?
The bell rings and Cody circles fast with Janela. The Gunn Club lead cheers for Cody while Shawn Spears is jeering. Cody and Janela tie up, end up in a corner, but Cody lets off. The two go again, Cody headlocks, but Janela powers out. Cody runs Janela over, then again. Things keep moving and Janela arm-drags Cody. Cody avoids the second arm-drag to Oklahoma Roll Janela, ONE! Janela sunset flips, TWO! Cody sits on it, TWO! Janela is up but Cody sweeps the legs. Cover, ONE. The roles reverses but Cody Matrix slips out! Only for Janela to school boy roll him! TWO, but Janela CHOPS Cody! Cody grits his teeth and dares him to do that again. Janela CHOPS, Cody CHOPS, and then Cody grabs Janela. Janela knees low then whips, and CHOPS! Cody eggs him on again and that surprises Janela. Janela goes to chop but Cody boots it away! Then CHOPS Janela on the back!
Cody wrenches and whips Janela to a corner. Cody throws hands and digs in elbows. Janela sits down but Cody drags him back up. Cody suplexes and holds Janela up for a count 10 before dropping him with a gourd buster! Cover, ONE, but Cody keeps his focus. The crowd rallies up but Janela blocks the kick to throw Cody down! Janela hits a big spinning heel kick! Cody goes to a corner but Janela claws his back! Janela puts Cody in a corner for haymakers and CHOPS Cody on the back! Janela eggs Cody on now, and then throws more forearms. Cody staggers but Janela keeps on him. Janela whips corner to corner hard, and Cody hits the mat. The crowd rallies but Janela keeps on Cody with a wrench. Janela whips corner to corner again, then runs in. He hits a big back elbow, then he goes again. Cody catches Janela to a full nelson but Janela snapmares him into ropes!
The ref checks on Cody but he’s okay to continue. Janela drags Cody up and wrenches to a back suplex! Cover, TWO! Cody sits up but Janela springboard stomps him down! The crowd rallies again as Janela snapmares Cody into body scissors. Cody endures the squeeze and pries at the feet but Janela cranks back. Cody keeps trying but he can’t get Joey to let go. He hammers the feet, bridges back to a cover, TWO! Janela lets Cody go and Cody ROCKS him with a right! But Janela ROCKS Cody back! Cody bails out, Janela follows with a falling ax handle! Janela drags Cody up to whip Cody hard into railing! Cody clutches his elbow and goes back to the ring, but Janela drags him out to CHOP! Janela stalks Cody to the stage to CHOP again! He throws forearms then brings Cody around to whip. Cody reverses, Janela tries to go up the apron, but Cody clubs him down!
Cody bumps Janela off the ramp but Janela bumps him back. Janela puts Cody up on the stage to club away and CHOP again! Janela ROCKS Cody with a jab! And then he takes a page out of Cody’s new playbook by going up the tunnel. Janela runs and LEAPS, but Cody sends him into ropes! Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Down goes Janela! Cody watches Janela slump off the stage, to then MOONSAULT! Direct hit and Cody is fired up! Cody drags Janela back up and into the ring, and the crowd is thunderous for him as he stalks Janela. Cody throws haymakers and the Rhodes uppercut! He BOOTS Janela, then fires up more, but Janela SUPERKICKS! Janela heads up top, gives a shout out to Nasty Leroy, and hits a MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Janela can’t believe it!
Janela heads back up but Cody clubs him first! Cody climbs up behind Janela, drags him up to the very top, and hits an INVERTED SUPERPLEX!! Cover, TWO!?! Janela survives and now Cody can’t believe it! But Cody pulls himself up and takes off the weight belt! Cody gives the crowd a free souvenir! Cody drags Janela in, but Janela snapmares and UPPERCUTS! Janela reels Cody in, but no package as Cody pops out to scoop, POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Janela survives again but Cody is not done yet. Cody springboards, but Janela catches him for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Janela grits his teeth and runs, and runs, to LARIAT Cody upside-down! But he doesn’t cover, he heads back up top! Janela MOONSAULTS, but has to roll through as Cody evades. Cody goes up and up, SUPER NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Cover, TWO!?! Janela is still in this!
Cody gets up and dares Janela to stand. Janela rises but wants Cody to take it easy. Cody ROCKS Janela but Janela hits back! They brawl back and forth, and Cody ROUNDHOUSES! Janela uses a haymaker but Cody gives one back. Janela keeps hitting, but so does Cody! They go back and forth, faster and faster! Janela SLAPS, back hands and forearms away on Cody. But Cody reels him in, to CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody wins!!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall
The American Nightmare is on fire! And Hikaru Shida holds up her souvenir high to celebrate with him. Cody shakes Janela’s hand in respect. Will Cody have reason to celebrate come Double or Nothing?
AEW looks back at Riho VS Nyla Rose.
Perhaps the greatest match in the AEW Women’s Division history already, February 12th, 2020, the Wrestling Idol battled her heart out against the Native Beast, but still lost. Nyla Rose became the NEW AEW Women’s World Champion. She vowed to become a ONE-TIME champion, because NO ONE can defeat her. She retained against Kris Statlander at AEW Revolution, but then the crisis came. There are countless contenders waiting in the wings, and Britt Baker has become “the scourge of the locker room.” Hikaru Shida maintains a top spot in the AEW rankings, so it is not a matter of if but when. The Bad Girl, Penelope Ford, has natural athleticism and the guidance of Superbad Kip Sabian. What becomes of the AEW Women’s Division as the world works to start again?
Nyla Rose VS Kenzie Paige!
The AEW Women’s World Champion returns! Will Nyla’s dominance continue where it left off? Or is the true enemy of time away be what defeats her?
Before the match, Schiavone interviews Nyla on the stage. Nyla says that video package was “cute.” But who is the most dominant force? Who does Schiavone think it is? WRONG! It is Nyla, it was Nyla, and it will always be Nyla. Now Schiavone better go shut up and do his job while Nyla goes and does hers. With Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander watching from the crowd, will Nyla make an example out of the debuting #KPH?
The bell rings and Nyla walks up to KPH. Nyla assures her she’ll go easy, and then clubs away on her back! Nyla drags KPH up to THROW across the ring! She digs her boot into KPH’s head and shouts, “I RUN THIS PLACE!” Nyla RAMS into KPH then whips her corner to corner. Nyla runs in but KPH dodges. KPH runs and dodges, to sunset flip! But Nyla stays up and drags KPH up. KPH gets free and throws a forearm! But it does nothing! Nyla CLOBBERS KPH and down she goes! MJF has joined the crowd and cheers Nyla, but for once doesn’t want a close up because of social distancing. Nyla drags KPH up for a BIG German Suplex! Nyla drags KPH to a drop zone and heads up top. BEAST SWANTON! Cover, but Nyla brings KPH up! She doesn’t want this to end until she’s shown everyone what she’s capable of. BEAST BOMB! KPH still lives?! But Nyla gives her another, and ANOTHER! Cover, now Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
The debuting Kenzie never stood a chance. But with Double or Nothing coming, who will meet a similar fate?
AEW hears from MJF.
In an obviously pre-recorded message, in an obviously green-screened “loft,” MJF says he’s noticed the “younger” talent to claim they’re all the “next big thing,” though they’re at the age of 30. But that’s cool, really. But being the big thing is what’s cool. MJF is the guy but no one else wants to admit it because they all hate his guts. So to quote Cody, they move the goal posts. They’re comparing MJF to legends. MJF’s great, but he’s no Ric Flair. He’s no Rock, he’s no Roddy Piper. But what does all that stem from? It’s called “insecurity.” The same insecurity that makes every other top guy realize the 24-year-old “kid” has just taken their spot. But the “kid” is ratings, is a prodigy bell to bell, and is going to be a champion in the blink of an eye. That “kid” has more it factor in his pinkie than in some people’s entire bodies.
MJF’s not The Rock, Flair or Piper. He is what no one has ever seen before. That is why the 24-year-old man can afford to miss some in-ring time, sit back, relax, and watch some good ol’ fashion wrasslin’. Because that man knows damn well that when he comes back to work, his spot on the throne will be right where he left it: without a scratch. Speaking of thrones, staffers move his plush armchair and replaces it with an ornate wooden armchair. MJF is that man, and that man… stubs his toe on the chair. NOT! He is injury free, and starting next week, he sits back on his throne.
AEW hears from Shawn Spears.
“His career is over.” The Chair Man of course means Dustin Rhodes. No one could take a beating like that and keep going. Of all the parties involved, Spears blames one man. Not Dustin for competing, not Lance Archer for doing all of that. Spears has a brother. If his brother was in any physical danger, he’d do everything in his power to stop that from happening. Spears would defend his brother. But Cody didn’t do that, did he? He could’ve stopped the match as Archer was destroying Dustin. Cody could’ve thrown in the towel, but he didn’t. Why? Because he’s selfish? Because he alone thinks he can carry the Rhodes Legacy? Dustin’s career is over. Spears doesn’t care what happens to Cody, but as someone who has a brother, he couldn’t live with that. But Cody has just proven that he can. The Chair Man’s words are brazen, but does he have a point?
Schiavone interviews Spears and MJF ringside.
They’re again starting up a bet pool for the night. MJF is coming back next week, so he insists Schiavone back up just a bit for the sake of social distancing. Spears slips Schiavone some cash as incentive. Great work, Tony. But as much as MJF has liked watching his “so-called peers” working so hard at their “play wrestling,” MJF knows we’re all looking forward to a real professional next week. But to stop talking about himself for a minute, MJF says Spears is the bravest man in the world. Spears telling the world about the truth about the “American Sociopath,” Cody Rhodes, that takes courage. Spears says he is just calling it as he sees it. Spears meanwhile says MJF has the greatest comeback story in sports. MJF is “over healed,” he is that good. Schiavone speaks up and says that Tony Khan has informed us of the comeback next week. That, and MJF has a match at Double or Nothing against Jungle Boy. MJF spit takes and Spears’ jaw drops. Will the “over healed” Salt of the Earth have some trouble with his return to PPV?
Jon Moxley VS Frankie Kazarian!
The Maniac is still AEW World Champion but he’s not going to rest on his laurels. Will the Heavy Metal Rebel be able to make some waves on behalf of SCU?
AEW returns as Moxley makes his entrance from the stands! The bell rings and Mox circles with Kaz and the crowd fires up. Mox and Kaz tie up, go around, and end up in a corner. The ref calls for the break and Moxley lets up at 4. Things are already tense as the two circle again. They tie up, Kaz gets the toehold and floats to a headlock. Moxley gets up and powers out, but Kaz runs him over with a shoulder. Kaz runs but sees Moxley’s drop coming, so he drops on that with a headlock. Moxley rolls it to a cover, ONE, and Kaz still has the headlock. Moxley fights up again but Kaz holds on tight. Kaz grinds on the hold but Moxley pries his way out the back. Moxley has a hammerlock now but Kaz reaches back to get up and spin around. Kaz has a wristlock but Moxley fights it back. They are in a deadlock, but Moxley uses leverage. Kaz bridges back but Moxley STOMPS the arm!
Moxley stalks Kaz to the corner and CHOPS him against ropes! Kaz CHOPS back! Kaz throws haymakers but Mox knees low. Moxley throws forearms and has Kaz in a corner. Moxley CHOPS again, then drags Kaz for a snapmare. Cover, ONE, but Moxley is right on Kaz with a chinbar and hammerlock. Moxley grinds Kaz down but Kaz moves around. Moxley stays on him but Kaz gets up. Kaz slips around back to a headlock and grinds Moxley down again. Kaz throws Moxley with a takeover, and MJF is actually on his side. Moxley endures, fights his way up, and powers Kaz to a corner. The two break and Moxley CHOPS again! And again! Kaz CHOPS back and Mox eggs him on. Kaz CHOPS and CHOPS and hits another headlock takeover. He cranks to make it a cover, TWO as Moxley pushes back. The crowd rallies up and Moxley starts fighting to his feet. Moxley lifts for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO!
Moxley digs his knee into Kaz’s back as he puts on a partial camel clutch. Kaz fights his way up but Moxley clubs him. Moxley pulls Kaz’s nose and clubs him again! MOxley stomps Kaz to a corner then stands him up to RAM a shoulder in. The ref counts and Mox lets off, just to ram again and again! Moxley drags Kaz up for another backbreaker! Cover, TWO, but Moxley keeps his cool. Moxley looms over Kaz but Kaz throws forearms! Moxley throws forearms in return and we have another brawl. Mox whips Kaz but Kaz goes up and over to get the headlock back! Moxley headscissors but Kaz pops out. Kaz arm-drags then leg lariats! Kaz headlocks again, but Moxley back suplexes him to the ramp! Kaz clutches the knee and the ref checks on him while AEW goes to picture in picture.
Moxley heads out to fetch Kaz to the ring and stands him up for haymakers. Kaz staggers to the stage but Moxley stands him up for more. Kaz teeters on the edge but punches back! They brawl with Kaz teetering with every other shot. Moxley DECKS Kaz and he falls off the stage! MJF mockingly checks on Kaz but Kaz wants him to shut up. Moxley waits for Kaz as Kaz flounders up and around the way. Moxley pursues but KazR OCKS him with a right! Kaz keeps throwing hands and he has Moxley against railing. He runs in but Moxley sends him into those railings! Moxley drags Kaz up to Russian Leg Sweep into the railing! Moxley goes back to the ring to refresh the count, and Kaz is now at the mercy of that count. Moxley won’t let it end that easily and puts Kaz back in the ring. He drags Kaz up to suplex for an X-PLEX! Cover, TWO! Moxley keeps on Kaz with a chinlock and chicken wing!
Kaz fights up to his feet, reaches for ropes, but Moxley drags him down into body scissors! Kaz still gets a ropebreak! AEW returns to single picture as Moxley lets Kaz go. Moxley runs and KNEES Kaz out of the ring! Moxley goes up to the top rope, and LEAPS, for Kaz to BOOT him down! Both men hit the floor and the ring count begins again. Kaz is up first and fires up as he puts Moxley in the ring. Kaz springboards and manages the missile dropkick! Moxley ends up in a corner and Kaz whips him corner to corner. Moxley reverses but Kaz dodges to kick back in. Kaz slingshots to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Kaz grits his teeth and fights through the pain as he underhooks Moxley. Kaz turns Moxley but Moxley breaks free to GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley drags Kaz up to suplex again, but Kaz spins out and swings. Moxley dodges, whips but Kaz rolls off the back, to BACKSTABBER! Kaz tries again, UNPRETTIER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Kaz is speechless!
Kaz drags Moxley up but Moxley CHOPS! Kaz throws haymakers and we have another brawl again! They go back and forth, Moxley headbutts! They both stagger, but Kaz shotgun dropkicks! Moxley comes back with a shotgun dropkick of his own! Moxley drags Kaz up and underhooks, but Kaz blocks and rolls! Kaz has a leg, then the arms, for a modified Koji Klutch! Moxley kicks and scrapes Kaz off the three-in-one and both men head for ropes. Moxley runs in at Kaz but is put on the apron. He dodges and shoulders in, but gets the guillotine leg drop! Kaz drags Moxley up from the apron and slaps him around. Kaz suplexes but Moxley blocks! Moxley suplexes but Kaz flails! Kaz suplexes, Moxley slips around but Kaz standing switches to SNAP GERMAN! Both men slowly rise and Kaz fires off shots. But Moxley ROCKS him with a right!
Moxley brings Kaz up but Kaz hits back. Kaz runs, but into a LARIAT! Moxley drags Kaz up in chicken wings, lifts, but Kaz wheelbarrows and victory rolls! TWO, but Kaz Oklahoma Rolls! TWO and Kaz elbows Moxley. Kaz snap suplexes Moxley into buckles! Moxley is down and Kaz goes up. Moxley goes up to get behind Kaz and clubs away! Kaz elbows back to avoid the half nelson. Kaz adjusts and leaps over Moxley. Moxley sends Kaz into buckles, school boy and PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Kaz came really close, but no cigar! But wait! The Dark Order attacks! Preston Vance, aka Number 10, is leading the others in a mugging of Moxley! Numbers 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 are in a 7v1 assault, but here come the rest of SCU! Scorpio Sky and Christopher Daniels try but are just in their own 3v1 muggings. Daniels suffers a scoop slam to the ramp! Scorpio is stranded in a corner and Moxley still suffers at the hands and feet of these creepers. Even Kaz takes a beating while Vance gives Scorpio a SPINE BUSTER! There is no end to this mauling by the minions of the Exalted One! And speaking of, here he comes! Mr. Brodie Lee SMASHES Daniels with a chair! Then he goes to the ring as Moxley is brought up to his feet, for the DISCUS!! A minion hands Brodie a microphone so that he may speak.
“Mr. Moxley, I am just here to answer the bounty that you put on your very head last week.” There is now crowd of fans to save him with their energy. There is no one here to save Moxley. “This, Mr. Moxley, this is the energy you feel now!” Does Moxley understand? Mr. Brodie has so much Moxley desires, but he is not the same man that used to look eye to eye with Moxley before. Brodie makes people’s lives better! And any one of these “noble” men will sacrifice themselves for his sake. But to apologize ahead of time, Moxley is merely the poor soul that possesses what Brodie desires. Something that Brodie needs. Evil Uno says Moxley is a reasonable man, but Moxley has the crown jewel of pro-wrestling. Brodie officially challenges him for the AEW World Championship!
But who knows if Moxley is really all that reasonable. Who knows what Moxley is now. Is he a movie star? An actor? An MMA fighter? A rebel? Or is he just “a scared little fatherless boy from Cincinnati.” Answer the challenge or the Dark Order will make him! Brodie throws the mic down at Moxley, and Moxley sputters. “Dude, all you had to do was ask.” Moxley still grins, but Brodie BOOTS him down! And the mauling begins again! The minions are picking the bones of the golden feast that is the world champion! Will Brodie be served #BigPlatinum on a silver platter? For that matter, he and The Dark Order steal it! Will Moxley make them give it back by force?
AEW hears from Brandi Rhodes.
“Hello, Mr. Roberts.” Brandi wanted to respond to all of Jake The Snake’s “advances.” The Murderhawk’s brutalizing of brother-in-law Dustin, The Snake’s constant name-calling on national television. Those messages were received. Brandi has studied The Snake long enough to know what is next: a confrontation. They call her out to the ring, intimidate and corner her, and then just as she perfectly personifies damsel in distress, Cody will run to the rescue and into a trap. In Jake’s heyday, that’d be perfect. The problem is that it isn’t 1991. Jake slapping Brandi will only get him slapped back. Cody is the good guy, face of the company, shaking hands and kissing babies. Brandi on the other hand is independent.
Her mother once told her, “Don’t f with people you don’t know.” Jake knows the Rhodes history and the people she knows, but she is not Cleopatra or Delilah. She isn’t even Bill’s Monica. She’s Brandi Rhodes, the CBO of AEW, and from now on, Jake will keep her name out of his dirty old mouth. Will the Snake take Brandi’s ultimatum seriously? Or is this only escalating the tension between both sides?
Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts VS QT Marshall w/ Brandi Rhodes!
We just heard from Brandi, and now she is here to support QT’s attempts at payback! But is he biting off more than he can chew?
Archer makes his entrance, goes around the ring, and then DECKS Jason Cade so hard he goes from front row to second! The Snake smiles behind his precautionary mask but QT goes after Archer! Archer DECKS QT, too! Then he finishes his entrance and takes off his jacket. QT gets up, the bell rings, and Archer dares him to hit him back. QT does but Archer doesn’t budge. Marshall throws more forearms but Archer throws him to a corner! Marshall dodges in the corner then throws hands. Archer pushes Marshall away, Marshall runs back in, but Archer CLOBBERS him out of the air! Archer rains down more rights until the ref backs him off. The Snake laughs more as Archer stands on QT’s head. Archer lets up at 4 and glares at the ref, then he stomps QT into the corner. Archer CHOPS then runs corner to corner. Archer hits a big back elbow, then another! He won’t stop, he’s a freight train with those!
Marshall flounders but Archer whips hi. Marshall elbows back then dumps Archer out! Archer is still on his feet, but Marshall pescados! Into a choke grip and APRON CHOKE SLAM! Archer is furious now and he glares at Brandi. She keeps her distance while AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Archer is standing over Marshall as he goes to the corner. Archer says no one can run or hide from him. He goes up and VADER BOMBS! Cover, TWO! Marshall still lives! Archer drags Marshall back up but Marshall throws hands! He rocks Archer with an uppercut, but Archer puts him on the apron. Marshall throws more hands but Archer BOOTS him down! Archer wants to go out after Marshall but the ref keeps him back. Marshall crawls along the railing, and Britt Baker bops him with her shoe! AEW really needs to keep an eye on her. Brandi takes the shoe and throws it to the bleachers! Archer puts Marshall in the ring and drag Marshall up, but Marshall hotshots him! Marshall runs, but into a choke grip! He breaks free and triangle lariats! And throws hands! Archer ROCKS Marshall again, then whips him to ropes. Marshall handsprings to hit a NEURALIZER!
Marshall runs corner to corner for a splash! Archer reverses the whip and back elbows again, but Marshall catches him! But Archer elbows free, only for Marshall to suplex him! The Snake is upset as Marshall goes up top. Archer gets up and under Marshall’s leap, and then TACKLES him down! Archer drags Marshall up, puts him on the top rope, and then brings him out with the inverted crucifix. BLACKOUT BOMB! Cover, Archer lets up! He uses the EBD Claw to dribble Marshall off the mat again and again! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
#EverybodyDies, and Archer keeps winning. Britt goes after Brandi and hits a DDT! Britt puts Brandi in the ring and now Archer looms over her! Archer grabs Brandi’s leg, and The Snake has a snake! Is that Damian’s descendant?! Jake brings this snake into the ring and sets him on Brandi! Jake uses this to belittle and humiliate Brandi, but there is no Cody to be found. Will the American Nightmare explode knowing what just happened?
AEW makes it official!
May 23rd, Double or Nothing will have Jon Moxley VS Brodie Lee! The Exalted One stole the belt, but will he rightfully own it after this first-ever-in-AEW? As announced, MJF will compete against Jungle Boy Jack Perry, despite only just coming back from “over healing.” And of course, THE TNT Championship will be granted to the winner between Cody VS Archer! Will this match be less about the title and more about what the Snake and the Murderhawk have done to the Rhodes family? And just now announced, this year’s DON will have not a Casino Battle Royal, but a Casino LADDER MATCH! The winner will be granted an AEW World Championship opportunity, but details of how this match works will be announced next week!
Speaking of next week, AEW announces some big matches for Dynamite. MJF has his return to in-ring action, Brodie Lee will take on Christopher Daniels, and Jurassic Express returns! Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus look to get back on track against a team on a hot streak in Best Friends! And then, a Women’s Fatal 4 Way pits Hikaru Shida, Penelope Ford, Britt Baker and Kris Statlander against each other! How will the contender rankings look after such a star-studded match?
Taz interviews Darby Allin backstage.
Darby lost to Cody in the semifinals last week, and he is not in a talkative mood. Taz says Darby made some mistakes, but Taz would love to give the young star some help. Darby doesn’t say a word as he storms off and declines the offer. Was that a big mistake?
Tag Team Street Fight: Kenny Omega & BROKEN Matt Hardy VS Le Sex Gods!
Speaking of star-studded matches, just look at this one! The dual AEW World Tag Team and AAA Mega Champion teams with Matt Hardy for the first time anywhere! But will the Inner Circle’s charismatic leader and right hand man ruin the debut of DAMASCUS?
Whoa, Suge D just took a swing at Jericho! He’s probably fed up with the “Pineapple Pete” jokes. Jericho has a bat but Suge gets clear of the swing. Jake Hager glares at Suge but nothing more happens. Jericho calms down as Sammy and MJF sing along with Judas. Sammy grabs his cue cards, but AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Omega makes his entrance, followed by Matt Hardy. Sammy gets too close pointing a finger at Hardy, and Hardy BITES IT! The bell rings and Omega goes after Jericho! They brawl and Hardy bumps Sammy off buckles over and over and over! Jericho throws Omega out of the ring and goes after him at ringside. Jericho throws Omega into steel steps, but Hardy only now finishes bumping Sammy off buckles. Hardy whips Sammy corner to corner and Omega kicks Jericho back. Omega shoves Jericho into railing while Sammy enziguris Hardy away. Sammy springboards but Hardy clubs him down! Omega clubs Jericho down into timekeeper’s area. Hardy gives Sammy a CRUCIFIX BOMB! Cover, TWO! Omega regroups with Hardy and they go after Sammy with a double whip. CLEANER IN MOTION!
Jericho returns but Hardy dodges to clothesline him out! Hardy tumbles out with Jericho and Omega fireman’s carries Sammy. Jericho sends Hardy into the stage, but Sammy, “YOU CAN’T ESCAPE!” Rolling senton and moonsault, onto knees! Jericho throws Hardy into the ramp and drags him up to the stage. Jericho whips Hardy into the tunnel wall and it topples over! Le Champion drags Hardy to the back and that leaves Omega and Sammy alone. Jericho returns and goes after omega, but who knows what happened to Hardy. Le Sex Gods mug Omega and whip him corner to corner. Jericho whips Sammy in and Sammy hits a big corner clothesline. Jericho CHOPS Omega then CHOPS him again. Sammy CHOPS Omega now, then Jericho brings Omega out. Le Sex Gods double suplex Omega down, then flex. Sammy does a spinarooni, and Jericho poses with him for photos.
Jericho goes to Omega but Omega throws hands. Sammy clubs Omega down and holds Omega for Jericho. Jericho mugs Omega then throws haymakers. Omega fights back against both Le Sex Gods! Omega runs, but into a back elbow! Jericho hits a LIONSAULT! But Hardy returns! Hardy LARIATS Sammy then clotheslines Jericho down! Hardy whips and back drops Sammy, then gives Jericho a SIDE EFFECT! This looks more like V1 than anything! But Sammy kicks and whips, only for Hardy to reverse to another SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Hardy kicks Jericho, TWIST OF FATE! Jericho flounders but Hardy covers, only for Sammy to break it! Jericho bails out and Hardy is after Sammy. Sammy goes to kick but Hardy spins him, to get a dragon whip! Sammy dodges Omega, but Omega is ready, and he avoids the Dragon Whip to SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!
Jericho uses the BAT! He SMASHES Omega on the back! Sammy climbs up while Omega is in the drop zone, and Sammy hits a SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Hardy returns to kick Jericho and throw him out! Hardy gives Sammy a TWIST OF FATE! Omega brings the knee pad down, for a V-TRIGGER! Hardy and Omega regroup and say, “It’s time to get extreme.” They go outside to get tables and ladders!! If there’s a chair, this could be a TLC. Omega sets up the table and Hardy sets up the ladder. Sammy is caught in the middle and Omega brings him up. For a V-TRIGGER! Omega puts Sammy on the table while Hardy climbs up. Matt shouts out Jeff with the SPLASH OFF THE LADDER, THROUGH THE TABLE! Cover, but Hager drags the ref out! The ref reprimands but that’s about all he can do as Hager storms the ring! Omega BOOTS Hager down, then PESCADOS! But Hager catches him, to snake eyes him off the apron!
Hager looms over Omega but Sammy is in the wreckage of the table. Hardy grits his teeth while Hager helps Jericho drag Omega up. AEW goes picture in picture as Jericho uses a mic to BOP Omega! Hardy goes after Hager but Jericho is on Omega. Hardy backs Hager down with haymakers and body shots against the railing, but Hager RAMS him into the apron! Omega reverses a whip but Jericho reverses it back to send Omega into railing! Hager just keeps mugging Hardy, and Jericho has the chair! Jericho uses it to choke Hardy before storming off. Jericho slaps Omega then drags him up. Hager puts Hardy off somewhere while Jericho brings Omega to the crowd. Jericho bumps Omega off railing and Hager pushes Hardy up the bleachers. The brawl spills into the crowd as the Inner Circle clubs away. But Hardy hits back and drags Jericho up even further!
Hardy knees Jericho but Jericho finds a cable spool! Jericho SMASHES Hardy with it! Hager throws Omega into road cases while Jericho goes after Hardy in the hall. Jericho dunks Hardy into a recycling bin! Hager drags Omega down the way and throws him. Jericho now uses a trash can to SMASH Hardy’s bad arm! Hager clubs Omega but Hardy uses the trash can lid to hit back! He and Jericho scrap into the walls and fencing. The crowd has followed this fight as AEW returns to single picture.
Jericho bumps Hardy off the Jacksonville Jaguar ice chest. But Hardy grabs a pipe and JAMS Jericho with it! Hager returns but he gets jammed, too. Hardy bounces Jericho off the ice chest, and puts him in it! Jericho grabs a bag of ice and SMASHES Hardy with it! Hager drags Hardy back up, and now they put Hardy in the deep freeze! He’s stuck inside the ice chest! But Omega returns with a trash can attack! Omega bashes each of them, and tees off on Hager! Omega brings Jericho around to throw into a golf cart! He headlocks Jericho and drags him into more recycling bins. But Sammy lives! He uses that trash can to bash Omega! Sammy bowls the bins over with Omega’s body! Sammy goes for broke, and throws Omega into an ATM! Hey, he has a withdrawal.
Sammy pockets that money to throw Omega at pillars. Omega blocks and throws hands back! Omega throws Sammy hard into the pillar! He rains down fists on Sammy, then lifts Sammy, for a GARAGE DOOR BOMB!! Hager runs in but is sent into Sammy! V-TRIGGER FOR HAGER! Omega throws Hager over spare railing! Jericho returns and RAMS Omega with a road case! And then dumps it over on him! Jericho brings Omega up and bumps him of the case, then pulls out some railing. He drags Omega over, and snap suplexes Omega onto the railing! Omega writhes in pain but Jericho drags him further along. Jericho throws Omega into a pillar, then grabs a safety cone. Jericho pretends to be the Wicked Witch of Winnipeg before he BOPS Omega with the cone. But Omega uses a wet floor sign to SMACK Jericho on the back!
Hardy frees himself from the ice chest, and DAMASCUS has revived~! He stalks his way to the golf cart and uses it to hurry after the fight! Cameraman, make sure you properly document these events. Omega has a broom as the Cleaner, but here comes DAMASCUS! He side swipes Jericho, and Sammy panics! Omega hops on to join Hardy on the ride. They use the field to make a u-turn, and they’re chasing Sammy!! Sammy gets side swiped, too!! That’s a hit ‘n’ run on the streets, but just fine in a street fight! Hardy and Omega pull up to Jericho and set him on some spare tables. There is a scissor lift nearby, and after Hardy hammers away on Jericho, Omega begins his ASCENSION~! But Hager attacks Hardy again! Omega keeps rising, stands on top of the railing, and SUPER MOONSAULTS!! Omega says this ends now!
Omega Electric Chairs Jericho on the turf, but here comes Proud ‘n’ Powerful! The Inner Circle’s reinforcements have arrived and it’s 4v2! Jericho brings Hardy to the table for the INNER CIRCLE TRIPLE BOMB! Broken Hardy might be broken for real! Omega is alone now as they bring him to the golf cart. The Inner Circle lift Omega for Jericho to BOMB on the cart roof!! Omega might be broken, too! Hager drags Omega over to the turf, and feeds him to JUDAS EFFECT! Cover, Le Sex Gods win!!
Winner: Le Sex Gods, by pinfall
Or should we say the Inner Circle wins. This Street Fight became a handicap match, because “This is OUR show!” Will the Inner Circle find their way to golden opportunities at Double or Nothing?
A wild episode and we’re still two weeks away from Double or Nothing 2020! We got some great progress towards the TNT Championship, with both Cody and Archer winning strong matches, and the return of Jake the Snake’s snake! I don’t know what number Damien this is but I hope it’s the 10th. “Damien X” is a cool name for that snake. And after everything that happened tonight, I wouldn’t be surprised if AEW upped the ante for DON by making the title No Disqualification so that there will be a winner. We also got a lot more towards DON in general, with MJF VS Jungle Boy being made. That’ll be a good match that could go a long way to determining some TNT Championship stories for the Summer. Moxley VS Kazarian was a great match, and I’m totally for Moxley VS Brodie for the title. The attack was a great set-up, Brodie had a good promo in the middle, and stealing the belt is a great move. I hope Moxley ends up working with SCU for an 8 Man Tag against “Number 10” and three other minions as the go-home tune-up.
Nyla has a good return, showing she’s just as brutal as always. We get a Fatal 4 Way next week that acts as a #1 Contender’s match for DON, but I feel like Britt took herself out of the running going after Brandi as part of the Archer VS Marshall match. That feud of Britt and Brandi was being built before the pandemic so I’m glad they are circling back to that. Out of both rankings and fairness, Shida should win and give us the match with Nyla we were expecting all along. And then there’s the Casino Ladder Match. I’m not sure how a ladder match can be made even more unpredictable, but at the same time, we’re about to see WWE have such a match escalated by being attached to their corporate headquarters. AEW has been pretty good with their innovative takes on matches so I’m up for seeing how this ladder match goes. Just don’t make the prize a briefcase.
Holy crap that Street Fight was amazing! They went all over Daily’s Place and almost ended up on TIAA Bank Field (the Jaguars’ stadium). I love that having Hardy be left off screen was a way of transforming him between Damascus and normal Matt Hardy, and of course the entire Inner Circle gets involved because there are no rules stopping them from doing that. I was hoping that with “Pineapple Pete” Suge D being given that moment with Jericho and being mentioned as Jericho’s opponent for next week, he was actually going to get involved. But I suppose siding with The Elite was too big a moment for Suge D, so he just stayed with the other members of the “crowd.” That scissor lift moonsault was an insane spot to say the least, by the way. But the Inner Circle wins here to keep strong, because one day, we are getting Blood & Guts, and that is going to be the moment The Elite reunites and becomes stronger than ever. At this point, Blood & Guts could happen at All In 3, aka All Out 2, aka some other name with “All” in it, and I don’t think there’d be any complaints.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Battle lines have been drawn!
Let them fight on Dynamite!
The Inner Circle is back, Jurassic Express and Bear Country clash, and Darby Allin continues to be a FIGHTING AEW TNT Champion, all in one night!
- Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Hangman wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Bear Country; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi; Darby wins and retains the title.
- The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Inner Circle rolls into Daily’s Place!
Chris Jericho in a black Lamborghini, Jake Hager in a Chevy Silverado, Sammy Guevara in a Range Rover, Santana in a Dodge Ram, Ortiz in a Porsche, and motorcycle entourage escorting them in! Y2J, Big Hurt, the Spanish God and the Proud ‘n’ Powerful are returning to AEW in style! But with The Pinnacle somewhere in the building and Mike Tyson expected to return, who’s getting taken out first?!
Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
Did the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hear Platinum’s new single on AEW Dark last night? Would it change what Hangman’s about to do to Max if it did? Or maybe Max’s improv rap right here will rile him up! “Hangman, you a changed man. Used to be a star, now you fadin’! Platinum, the flyest on the air, catch you slippin’ like Joe Biden on the stairs! So check the thug process. I’m dancin’ with the devil like I’m Lil’ Nas X! And you a one trick pony! Treat me like a breathalyzer and bl-” WHOA~! Bowens stops Caster there, that is a step too far. You can’t say that on TNT, Max! But either way, The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Hangman BOOTS Bowens to get him out of the ring!
Hangman fires off on Caster, the bell rings and Hangman rings Caster’s bell! He bumps Caster off buckles over and over, and over and over, then stops to stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman walks it dry. Hangman drags Caster up, CHOPS him back to the corner, and then whips him to ropes. Hangman CLOBBERS Caster at the ropes, suplexes but Caster slips out! Caster shoves, Hangman dodges and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, fans fire up, and Hangman snap suplexes Caster after all! Cover, ONE!! Caster surprises Hangman but he keeps his cool as fans rally up.
Hangman CHOPS Caster to a corner, CHOPS him again, but Caster turns things around to fire off forearms! Hangman shoves Caster to BOOT him down! Hangman drags Caster up, wrenches, hits an elbow breaker then wrings Caster to stomp him down! Then he drops a BIG senton! Cover, TWO! Hangman smirks as Caster bails out and fans rally up. Bowens checks on Caster, Hangman heads over but Caster drags him out. Hangman counter punches then RAMS Caster into railing! Hangman puts Caster in, Bowens gets in Hangman’s face, but Hangman lets him be. Caster dropkicks Hangman as he enters! Caster stomps away at the ropes, catches his breath, then stomps him more!
Caster CLUBS Hangman, whips but Hangman reverses to send Caster out of the ring! Hangman runs to TRIANGLE LARIAT Caster down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Caster! Hangman drags Caster up, the ref counts but Hangman CHOPS Caster! Hangman refreshes the count, whips Caster but Caster reverses to send Hangman into railing! Caster runs in but is sent onto the railing! Caster’s gonna be rapping in a higher octave! Hangman then climbs the other railing to leap and LARIAT Caster down! Bowens gets in Hangman’s face again, but Hangman shrugs him off. Hangman gets Bowens’ boombox, tosses it aside, and puts Caster in the ring.
Hangman drags Caster to the corner but Bowens threatens him with the boombox! Caster YANKS Hangman into the post! The ref is busy with Caster and Bowens RAMS Hangman into railing! Bowens puts Hangman in, Caster WRINGS him out, and then Caster throws the arm into the mat. Caster drops knees on the arm, covers, TWO! Fans rally and jeer Caster, and Hangman CHOPS! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, drags Hangman down and has a hammerlock crossface! Fans rally as Hangman endures, and Hangman fights up to arm-drag free! Caster returns but Hangman DECKS him! And again! Hangman dodges to SPINEBUSTER Caster down!
Fans fire up as Caster goes to a corner. Hangman goes corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman keeps going, Caster blocks the suplex and elbows Hangman. Caster blocks the boot, too, spins Hangman but Hangman catches Caster for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but fans fire up as Caster goes to the apron. Hangman shakes the bad arm out, goes to the apron, drags Caster up, and Alabama lifts! Caster fights for his life, gets free and BOOTS! Hangman forearms, Caster forearms back and they brawl on the edge! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, but runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hangman dumps Caster down, and he goes to the apron.
Hangman climbs a corner, but Bowens is there to distract him! Caster gets in to LEAP up, steady himself, and still SUPERPLEX Hangman down! Then he gets the arm, SHANKLY GATES! Hangman endures, crawls his way forward, but Caster sits deep on the hold! Hangman gets the ropebreak with a finger! The ref counts, Caster holds on until 4! Fans rally for Hangman but Caster climbs up top. SPRINBOARD, into a LARIAT! The fans fire up, Hangman Alabama lifts, for- No! Bowens slides the boombox in! The ref obviously sees that, and Hangman picks the boombox up. The ref confiscates it, but Bowens gets Caster his chain!
Caster wraps his fist, Hangman storms over, PLATINUM PUNCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Caster is shocked but the fans are thunderous! Caster hurries up top, takes aim, MIC DROP FLOPS! Hangman dodges and gets to the apron! Caster staggers up, Hangman slingshots to- No, Bowens anchors him! Hangman mule kicks Bowens, BOOTS Caster, and then ASAI MOONSAULTS Bowens down! Hangman reloads and aims again, BUCKSHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy secures that number one spot in the rankings! And of course, he toasts with some nearby fellow wrestlers! Will Hangman be saying cheers to a championship opportunity soon enough?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
AEW has great tag teams all around, but here is one of the great teams and the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, DEATH TRIANGLE! PAC and Rey Fenix won the opportunity in the AEW Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal, but they and Penta El Zero Miedo all stand together with Schiavone. Their shot at the titles are coming, next week on Dynamite! They finally get their shots, but wait! The Best Friends show up? Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and #JustTrent, with the honorary Best Friend, Kris Statlander, walk out on stage, and Cassidy gets the mic! “Y’know… It’s really nice to see all three of you together in the ring again.”
Footage plays, and it turns out to be a highlight reel of the history between these two trios! Revolution 2020 was when Death Triangle brutalized Cassidy after PAC beat him in a 1v1 match. Then on Dynamite from 5/13/2020 was when Fenix Ryder Kicks Cassidy down just because he could! Chuck says that it may have been awhile, but they still remember! Fenix laughs! These guys are crazy! Penta says it’s crazy how they’ve hold onto those moments! Pac says everyone should relax, because he understands why the Best Friend are here. They see the writing on the wall, and want a shot at the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions already! Well they’ve got a lot of work to do because they are FAR from worthy! So jog on and get out of here!
Oh, well, alright. Trent says he was hurt, and now Best Friends are back of the line. They’ll work their way back up, because that’s not a problem when you’re the team with more wins than anyone in this company! But anyway, Pac and Triangle can calm down. The Best Friends are just here to give them a heads up. “The boys are back in town!” Oh, and their new alien friend. Fans fire up as the four put hands in, will the reunited Best Friends be out of this world?
Mike Tyson talks with Coach Urban Meyer.
Is Iron Mike giving or getting pointers on how to handle business?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Fans again get to sing Judas for Jericho as he and the boys return officially, even though we saw them get payback on The Pinnacle last week. Jericho gets the mic first, and he says Jacksonville sounds great tonight! The Inner Circle has a lot to say after the break! Y2J knows his TV, and AEW does go to commercial!
AEW returns, fans chant for Inner Circle and Jericho says they ARE the Inner Circle, and they are Back in Black, baby! “And it was only one short month ago that we were in this ring and given the beatdown of a lifetime by the Pineapple.” Sammy whispers a correction to Jericho, The Pinnacle. And that beatdown taught them a lot. It gave them hospital stays, it gave them stitches, but it gave them a wake-up call. It revealed to them that they’d made a lot of bad decisions over the last six months, that hurt and insulted a lot of people. For that, Jericho apologizes to those people and to the fans.
But all those decisions were on MJF, aka “My Jerkoff Friend.” And My Jerkoff Friend says he outsmarted the Inner Circle, mostly because he’s smarter than Jericho. And that’s true, Jericho isn’t the smartest in a few areas. High school chemistry, terrible. His teacher even asked after a second failed test, “Are you on dope?” An exact quote! Jericho wasn’t, he just wasn’t good in Chemistry. But who is? What Jericho is smart in is pro-wrestling! That is why he brought My Jerkoff Friend into the Inner circle. Not to take him under his wing, but to keep him under his thumb.
Jericho knows how dangerous My Jerkoff Friend is and how talented he is, and how much personality and potential he has. Jericho wanted to use him for all of that, and suck the life out of him into the Inner Circle. They had it all perfectly planned, and knew that MJF would eventually show his true colors. They were ready to kick MJF’s ass, but they didn’t think he’d be a step ahead. They got outsmarted by a man who can do everything except for put on a spray tan. Last week, MJF was oranger than Cassidy and had more streaks than that toilet bowl Jericho shoved his face into! Jericho can’t wait to swirly him again! Fans chant “Swirly! Swirly!”
MJF is only 25 years old! When Jericho was 25, he was still having wet dreams! But MJF at 25 is at the pinnacle of pro-wrestling. See what he did there? But here’s the thing! MJF, you consider yourself a fine wine, that he’ll get better with age. But he doesn’t want to wait for the aging, he wants it all now! He wants to be better than The GOAT, Chris Jericho, now. Those are big, big shoes to fill, MJF. You gotta go smaller, take baby steps. Be better than Peter Avalon, or Michael Nakazawa, or “that stupid Burberry scarf you’ve been wearing for a few years. It’s tired, it’s old, it’s stale, and it sucks!” Time to change it up, MJF! Plus, Jericho was rocking the scarf look a few years ago, so if you’re better than Jericho, why is he stealing Jericho’s shit?
But Jericho has an old clipboard in the back if MJF wants to add it to the list of things he’s stolen from Jericho! Y’see, MJF isn’t as good as he thinks he is, and he believes his own hype. Jericho sees MJF listening to the critics and the fans online. MJF would bee-line after every match or promo he’s ever had just to check what people thought! That’s called “Being a mark.” But Jericho makes it “being a Max,” because Max is a mark for himself! The true issue is that MJF knows he will never, ever be better than Jericho. He will never be better than Jericho, and you know it. That’s because Jericho is a true fine wine that has aged and fermented and soured.
Speaking of sour, just look at the men My Jerkoff Friend has aligned with! Tully Blanchard! He’s the greatest mind in pro-wrestling history? Really? No, he’s the third-string member of the Four Horsemen, stuck between Ole Anderson and Paul Roma. Then there’s FTR! They would be one of the best tag teams in the world today, but they’re completely interchangeable! Which one is which? It’s like the AEW version of The Jonas Brothers, where you know they’re good, you know they make money, but you don’t know any of their names! Is that Dax? Cash? Ax? Smash? Axel? Slash? “I DON’T KNOW!!”
And then of course, there’s Shawn Spears. Such a great upside, so they say, but Jericho’s never seen it. All Jericho has is the number on his phone from when Spears called him after getting fired from “The Fed” 10 years ago, asking for advice. Spears aligning himself with My Jerkoff Friend is about as good a move as rocking the blonde mohawk in 2021. And then there’s Wardlow! Of of course! A million dollar body with a 13 cent brain, and guess what? He’s so dumb, he has to strip naked to count to 21! Think about it, Jericho’s seen him do it. But compared to the Inner Circle, the NEW Inner Circle that will dominate AEW once more but with the fans all behind them, The Pinnacle is good, can beat the crap out of them, but who cares?! The Inner Circle loves to fight!
The bottom line is, the Inner Circle will shove the faces of The Pinnacle up each other’s asses and form a human centipede, with MJF in the back! “You want blood? You want violence? You got it!!” They’ve been waiting for a match since March 25th of last year! Why play grab ass anymore? You want blood and violence? You get it! May 5th, right here at Daily’s Place, for the first time ever, Pinnacle VS Inner Circle, BLOOD AND GUTS!! The Inner Circle is back in black, and now that they’re back, they will kick the ever living shit out of the Pinnacle! “The worst is yet to come, God help you for it!!” FINALLY, the match the world has wanted to see! Will MJF’s future be nothing but suffering for what he has done?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Dasha congratulates Captain Charisma on his victorious AEW in-ring debut. So then, how is he feeling? And what’s next? Christian says last week “was the culmination of an entire year of me scratching, clawing, and grinding in complete solitude for that very moment of stepping through those ropes, kneeling down, kissing that canvas, and taking back what was taken from me seven years ago.” Now he can’t talk about last week without talking about his opponent, Frankie Kazarian. Kaz took him to the deep waters, and pushed him so far down. Christian’s lungs were on fire, and he loved every single second of it!
Fans were in awe of Kaz’s performance, but not Christian, because Christian has always known what Kaz is about. Kaz knows that Christian isn’t like everyone else. When you step into the ring with Christian, you have to bring it up another level. Christian makes others level up! But then Taz interrupts and says for those who don’t know, these two have known each other for a long time. That all said, seven years is a long time. Taz has a team that can help Christian get where he wants to be, so Taz will just get right to his offer: Christian can join Team Taz! They can all help each other, and a guy with Christian’s wealth of knowledge would be a great help.
And before Christian can say too much first, Taz won’t put him on the spot. Christian can sleep on it. Will Captain Charisma choose to join the Path of Rage?
Jurassic Express VS Bear Country!
Two forces of nature will collide, but #OneWillFall. Godzilla VS Kong is in theaters, but here is a pretty good teaser right here! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus represent for the reptiles? Or will the burly Boulder & Bronson bring the heat on behalf of warm-blooded beasts everywhere?
The teams sort out, Luchasaurus steps up to Boulder and fans fire up already! Bronson and JB walk over, and Bronson shoves JB right down! Luchasaurus choke grips Bronson, but Boulder shoves Luchasaurus to the corner! JB returns to SHOTGUN dropkick Bronson, then dodges Boulder to set him up for Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Another SHOTGUN, another BOOT and the Bears are out of the ring! JB builds speed to DIVE into Bronson! JB keeps going, and DIVES again! JB keeps it up, and he FLIES, but into the arms of Bear Country! But JB wriggles free as Luchasaurus FLIES in and bowls Bear Country over!
Fans fire up as JB and Luchasaurus regroup. They get Boulder in, Luchasaurus drags Boulder up but Boulder RAMS him into the corner! Bronson tags in, Boulder whips him in and Bronson SPLASHES Luchasaurus in the corner! Bronson fires off hands, Luchasaurus shoves back but Bronson ROCKS him! Tag to Boulder and now Bronson whips Boulder in, but into a boot then KNEE! Bronson runs in, Luchasaurus goes up and over, then handsprings to dodge Boulder! Hot tag to JB! Luchasaurus elbows Bronson, JB leaps but Boulder catches the rana! Luchasaurus is up top, and LEAPS, but he just bounces off Boulder! Boulder keeps JB up to BOMB him!
AEW goes picture in picture as Boulder grits his teeth as he paces around JB and fans rally up. Boulder brings JB up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Boulder makes sure his arms are working, and Luchasaurus seems to be alright after that crash landing. Tag to Bronson, the bears mug JB, and Bronson drags JB up to DECK him! JB gets to a corner, Bronson storms over but JB kicks back from below. Bronson blocks a kick to rain down furious fists! Bronson lets off as the ref counts, and he drags JB up. JB SLAPS Bronson, CHOPS him, but Bronson HEADBUTTS JB down! Cover, TWO! Bronson grows frustrated but he stalks JB and keeps him from Luchasaurus.
Bronson whips JB to CLOBBER him! Tag to Boulder, Bronson stands on JB and then Boulder steps on him! Boulder drags JB up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! JB writhes but he still reaches for Luchasaurus. Boulder stands on JB’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then drops a big elbow on the back! Boulder drags JB up, puts him in a corner and whips him corner to corner to then back drop on the rebound! AEW returns to single picture as Boulder drags JB up and tags Bronson in. Bear Country mugs JB, then Bronson whips JB into the corner. JB BOOTS back, fights out and slides under but Boulder tags in!
Bronson keeps JB from Luchasaurus, Bear Country double suplexes, but JB lands on his feet! JB dodges and hot tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders, BOOTS Boulder then BOOTS him in the corner! Luchasaurus adds Bronson to the pile to fire off hands! GERMAN SUPLEX for Bronson, then Luchasaurus ducks the running knee to kip up and TAIL WHIP! LARIAT! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus and he waits for Boulder to get up. Boulder turns around into a choke grip! Bronson storms over, into a choke grip! The bears break free but Luchasaurus boots through their double clothesline! ROUNDHOUSE to HEEL KICK!
Luchasaurus runs but is put on the apron. He HEADBUTTS Boulder, climbs up, but Boulder trips him up! Boulder climbs up, but Luchasaurus choke grips! Boulder fights it off! But Luchasaurus still gets the grip! Boulder HEADBUTTS Luchasaurus! Boulder gets a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans are fired up! Boulder covers, but JB FROG SPLASHES it apart! Bronson drags JB up to throw him out but JB shoulders back in! JB slingshots and spins around to DDT! JB baits Boulder into Luchasaurus’ EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, but Bronson scoops JB for a MICHINOKU DRIVER onto the pin! All four are down and the fans fire up again!
The teams regroup as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Bronson and Boulder combine, head for Luchasaurus, CANNON BEAR!! They drag Luchasaurus to a cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus survives and Boulder can’t believe it! Boulder is frustrated, but he tags Bronson in, and they decide to combine again! Boulder has Bronson on the Electric Chair, but Luchasaurus sits up! JB returns and he dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson drops into the TAIL WHIP!! Boulder BOOTS Luchasaurus, grabs JB and whips, but JB LARIATS on the return! Luchasaurus pushes Boulder out! Bronson staggers into a choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! MESOZOIC MOONSAULT! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Who needs Godzilla VS Kong? This was a true clash of alpha titans! Will Jurassic Express now pull into the top spot right behind Death Triangle?
AEW hears from QT Marshall.
In reference to Cody Rhodes, “Your mantra should be, ‘Do the work for me.‘ Whether it’s creating this incredible training facility, or carrying your broken down brother through whatever career he had left, ever since the beginning of our ‘friendship,’ all I’ve ever done is do work for you.” QT is sick of the narrative Cody is creating about how he was going out of his way to help QT, but leaving QT dead in the water before he ever got started. Cody wants to doubt QT Marshall’s credentials? Let’s talk about those credentials for a minute. Cody was second fiddle to Ted (DeBiase) Jr, then went hiding behind face paint because even as “Dusty’s kid,” he knew he’d never amount to shit.
But Cody “figured it out” at some point. He got on the indies, surrounded himself with “vanilla midgets,” and felt like the star he knew he’d never be. But QT has surrounded himself with men. Hungry, sick and tired of waiting in the shadows, and that can trust QT and QT can trust back. Because unlike “Bargain Brand Sting,” QT isn’t worried about other people’s success. Aaron Solow, “who will never be known as ‘just somebody’s boyfriend.'” Nick Comoroto, who isn’t just some “body guy.” And Anthony Ogogo, who is a household name in the UK! A mainstream fighter and star! The British follow his career and cheer every punch. Ogogo does Subway commercials for business and knocks people out for fun!
But this ain’t Great Britain, this is “Shitty” America! So all you Yanks are gonna learn soon enough who Ogogo is. QT tells Cody that this is HIS goddamn factory now! Comoroto splashes the Nightmare Factory logo on the wall with blue paint, and this fearsome foursome has left its mark! Will others join them? Or will they simply know not to side with The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?
AEW returns with Schiavone on stage.
This never gets old for Tony. Once again on Dynamite, “It’s STIIIIIIIING~!” The snow, the crow and the Icon! A lot to unpack with the TNT Championship coming up, but Jake the Snake interrupts. “This is not the way we do it. You remember! How can you forget? It’s only been what? Seven days?” They start, Snake and Archer interrupt, Sting does nothing and keeps his mouth shut, or maybe just shuts his hole. Where’s his little gerbil friend, by the way? Yes, he’s a gerbil. But they say insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, and Snake is a crazy son of a bitch so he should know!
But Archer interrupts now and says this is enough. If that’s insanity, then Snake isn’t the only crazy one, Archer’s “one sick son of a bitch!” And Archer is sick and tired of the AEW agenda! Bring Archer in, bring him to the top, but then send him away. He fights Moxley, then goes away. He works main event after main event, then he goes away. He’s done with that! The world will pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster, and Sting will pay attention closely. This is Archer’s time! Archer should be getting the interviews! Sting doesn’t need to talk because this is Archer’s time! But then Sting snatches the mic away!
“Now it’s MY time!” Then say something! He’d say something if Archer would be slow to speak and quick to listening. Zip up and understand that Sting AGREES! Archer is a main event guy, but then he disappears, and Sting doesn’t understand it, either! Snake, what’s wrong with you? What’s that dumbfounded face for? Tell Archer how to do it! Or maybe just shut your hole now. Sting says Archer IS main event material, he has “it,” but Snake needs to actually help him! Help Archer channel this in the right direction and then he will be in that ring on TNT in a main event, maybe even for the world title, without disappearances. Just make it happen! Make it showtime! If you’ve got it in you, go do it!
Sting storms off, but All Ego, Ethan Page, and the Face of the Revolution, Scorpio Sky, are watching from the bleachers. They don’t seem to see it Sting’s way, but what is Archer’s response? Archer storms off, too, with Snake following. With Ethan and Scorpio have their own input on this?
Team Taz speaks.
But before Taz himself can say anything, Ricky Starks speaks up and wants to start by saying AEW Dark was great! They got the win thank to Brian Cage! And as the winner, let’s hear from Cage! Taz speaks up and says no, not this time. Starks instigated, he isn’t going to get away with it this week. Will Hobbs wants to say something but Taz already knows what he’ll say. Everyone just needs to chill out, get on the same page. Starks, stop instigating. But they’ve got to be real smart, because they’ve got an offer to a real blue chipper in Christian Cage. That could happen! Starks says absolutely. But will they be able to handle having two Cages on the same team? Or will they end up with no Cages in no time?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
The Relentless wants to be a fighting champion, and another rising star answered the call! Will the Blue Collar Badass prove that even a rugged mug like his can be the Face of the Network? Or will the Icon prove to be a superior wingman to the Hollywood Hunk and the Beautiful Brazilian Beefcake?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the fighting champion is in for a fight!
Darby and JD stare down as fans fire up and rally. They circle, tie up, and JD puts Darby in a corner. The ref counts, Darby ducks a chop and then ducks again. Darby headlocks, JB powers up to throw him to a corner. Darby boots the chop away, shoves JD but JD goes up and over to CHOP him! Darby bails out, fans fire up, and a ring count begins. JD dares Darby to get back in and Darby is on the apron. Darby pie faces JD then dares him to bring it to the outside. JD takes the bait, Darby gets in then WRECKS JD with a dropkick! Darby runs to DIVE and ram JD into railing! Darby gets up top, Nemeth distracts everyone, and Darby leaps, but JD bounces him off his shoulder!
Nemeth laughs at Darby while JD drags him up, but Sting is there to scare Nemeth away! JD puts Darby in to drop a BIG back senton! Sting keeps backing Nemeth all they way to the timekeeper’s table and further away! JD ROCKS Darby, Nemeth keeps running, and JD CHOPS away on Darby! Bononi is still in JD’s corner as JD drops knees then covers, ONE!! Darby sputters but JD brings him up. Darby throws body shots but JD scoops and SLAMS to then drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO!, and AEW goes picture in picture.
JD stalks Darby, drags him up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. JD waits for Darby to get up, then brings him around to ROCK him with a right! Darby ends up in a corner, JD CHOPS him, then lets him feel it for a moment. Darby gets up, SLAPS JD, but JD SLAPS Darby back! JD whips Darby, LARIATS him inside out, then covers, TWO! Darby survives but JD wraps on a chinlock! JD grinds Darby down into the mat, but Darby fights his way up. Darby throws body shots, but JD back suplexes high and hard! JD drags Darby up the corner with him, but Darby SLAPS JD! And back hands and SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS!
Darby climbs up, fires off more SLAPS, then haymakers! JD shoves Darby away and hits a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Darby survives, JD grows frustrated, but JD steps on Darby as he goes to the corner. AEW returns to single picture as Darby bails out. JD pursues, stalks Darby, and he brings Darby around but Darby throws body shots! Darby throws a forearm but JD tosses him into ropes to CLOBBER him! JD shouts, “Tonight’s MY night!” Darby crawls, Bononi cheers JD on, and JD refreshes the ring count to then aim at Darby near the railings. JD runs in and CANNONBALLS but only into railing as Darby dodges!
Darby gets to the ring, gets up the corner, and he LEAPS onto both Bononi and JD! Darby gets back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB!” The ring count is 5 of 10 but JD gets in! Darby clubs away on JD with furious fists, then goes up the corner. JD trips Darby up! JD gets Darby in the Tree of Woe to KICK, CLUB and then sit him up by his chin. Darby SLAPS JD, but JD sits Darby up to CHOP him on the back! Darby is back in the Tree of Woe, JD runs and CANNONBALLS Darby down! JD goes up top fast, VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and JD is shocked! Fans fire up, JD drags Darby back to the drop zone and goes back up top. MOONSAULT FLOPS!
Darby is in the corner, he climbs back up but JD ROCKS him first! JD climbs up now, but Darby SLAPS him! JD SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight up top! But then Darby grabs a hand to BITE it, and hits a SUPER CODE RED!! JD is in a drop zone, Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Relentless is still champion, still Face of the Network, and still on a hot win streak! But then THE BUTCHER clobbers Darby! The Hardy Family Office is here and they mug Darby on behalf of Hardy himself! Bunny Allie says commentary needs to get their stuff off the table because they’re going to use it! But then Sting and the Dark Order are here to run HFO off! Bunny is furious, but she’s gotta face Tay Conti in the ring now! Is she reconsidering given the HFO ran off? Too late! Tay tackles her on the stage and rains down fury! The refs hurry to break this up because this needs to happen in the ring! Will Tay tear into Bunny on behalf of Darby and the Dark Order?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Marvez brings up the huge news that Blood & Guts is happening on May 5th! Jericho tells Alex Marvez he’s more handsome than usual. What’s he doing that’s new? But then MJF blindsides Jericho, and the Pinnacle join in! FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow shove Jericho towards gorilla and then the stage! Where is the Inner Circle!? MJF chokes Jericho with his scarf! FTR gets Jericho up for the MIND BREAKER!! Marvez signals to cameras, and the Inner Circle door has been bolted shut! The Inner Circle literally bust through the door to get free! But the Pinnacle keeps mugging Jericho and they get a table!
Spears brings the table to the apron, Wardlow reels Jericho in, but here comes IRON MIKE TYSON!! Tyson and Jericho may not be friends, but Tyson isn’t going to let a group of thugs brutalize Jericho! Thyson fires off on Spears! He rains down fury like in his prime! FTR saves Spears, the Inner Circle rushes to even things up!! The Pinnacle goes running now, and fans are fired up for Tyson standing with the Inner Circle! Is the Baddest Man on the Planet really on Jericho’s side? They shake hands! Jericho and Tyson let bygones be bygones, and Tyson says “up yours” to MJF! Will Iron Mike help the Inner Circle get ready for Blood & Guts?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker (and Rebel) backstage.
The Doctor has a special announcement, and a small request for Tony Khan. “Tony, give the people what they want already!” A championship match for The Doctor! But she’s ranked fourth, there are others ahead of her. Yeah, let’s talk about those rankings. The win-loss system is UTTER CRAP! Championship opportunities should be based on star power, merchandise sales, and the demographic scores, which Britt is at the top of the food chain. It’s not her fault she had to waste a year putting respect on the women’s division and make history. But like a true Role Model, she will fix the broken system, climb up the rankings, and pretend like it actually matters.
So make sure to tune into Dynamite, Dark and Elevation where you will see The Doctor getting those wins up. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker DMD. Will Britt “expose” the AEW system for what it is?
The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order!
Things may have calmed down from that brawl earlier, but there’s madness just below the surface when it comes to Allie the Bunny. But to counter the HFO being ringside, the Brazilian Blackbelt has not only the Dark Order’s Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson and Negative One, but she has Hikaru Shida with her! Will the Numbers game be in Tay’s favor?
The bell rings and these two fire off forearms! Tay gets the edge, Bunny kicks low and clubs away, then CLAWS Tay on the back! Bunny bumps Tay off buckles, Tay wobbles but Bunny bumps her off more buckles! Fans rally for Tay as Bunny digs her boots in! The ref counts, Bunny lets off and the HFO talk trash. Bunny brings Tay up and talks trash but Tay blocks the kick! Tay clinches for an EXPLODER! Bunny flounders, Tay fires up and runs in to BOOT Bunny down! Then she boot WASHES! Bunny flops out of the ring, Tay goes to the apron and aims. Bunny dodges one kick, blocks the next and trips Tay into the apron! Bunny seethes, but then laughs as she brings Tay around to snap suplex to the floor!
Bunny sees Tay floundering to railing, and run sin to SHOTGUN her into the railing! Tay flops down, the HFO is fired up and Bunny drags Tay up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny bumps Tay off the apron, brings her back around and puts her into the ring. Bunny takes a moment to laugh like a hyena, and then she stomps Tay down. Bunny drags Tay up, talks trash and throws big knees into her! Bunny runs and knee lifts Tay down! Cover, TWO! Bunny gets frustrated already but she drags Tay up. Tay fires back with forearms and then reels Bunny into a cradle! TWO, and Bunny CLOBBERS Tay! Cover, TWO! Bunny is angry again but Tay reaches out for her friends. Bunny drags Tay around, looms over her, and brings her into the cobra camel clutch! Tay endures, Bunny thrashes her around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Tay throws Bunny around with drop sayanagis! Tay then gets Bunny up for the swinging BACKBREAKER! Bunny crawls to a corner, Tay runs in but the knee hits buckles! Tay hobbles into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida and the Dark Order cheer Tay on but Bunny slaps some fire into herself. Bunny drags Tay up, brings her around, dragon sleepers but Tay fights free! Tay fires off forearms, Hardy gets on the apron and stands in Tay’s way! But Tay dodges Bunny, Bunny avoids running into Hardy, and Tay gets her for a Gory Especial, to the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO!?! Bunny survives and shocks everyone, especially Tay!
Bunny crawls to the apron, Tay drags her back up, but Bunny hotshots her! Tay staggers away onto ropes, Bunny sucker punches Shida! Bunny gets Shida’s kendo stick but all hell breaks loose between Dark Order and HFO! The ref is busy with that, just as Bunny wanted, and she SMACKS Tay with the kendo stick! Is Allie a bunny or a weasel!? Bunny then climbs up, but Shida snatches the stick away! Tay ROCKS Bunny, climbs up to get her, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Roll through, hammerlock, DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The champion helps her #1 contender, because it’s more about respect than anything! Will these friendly rivals become friendly opponents soon enough?
AEW sets up next week’s big episode of Dynamite!
After calling Darby out on Elevation and Dark, then being part of the attack on him tonight, Matt Hardy gets his shot at the TNT Championship, in a Falls Count Anywhere match! Will Big Money Matt strike gold in Daily’s Place? Then, as we learned earlier tonight, the Young Bucks will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC & Rey Fenix! The Bastard & Firebird were put on notice by Best Friends, but will the titles be part of the mix? And now that he is firmly part of QT’s cell, Anthony Ogogo finally has his AEW in-ring debut! Is Ogogo gonna knock out whoever is put in his path?
And speaking of “finally,” Red Velvet and Jade Cargill go 1v1 so settle the score! Jade won in the mixed tag, but will she pull off sweet victory all on her own? Or will Velvet get her sweet revenge? In fact…
Red Velvet speaks.
“Jade, I finally figured out what your deal is with me. Why you keep looking for me.” It’s because Jade knows that on the night she beat Velvet on national television, Jade knew then and there that she barely got the job done! Jade calls herself #ThatBitch? Then be #ThatBitchWhoGetsTheJobDone!
ONE MORE big match has been made for next week!
After the news of Blood & Guts finally happening, and after Mike Tyson stood alongside the Inner Circle, there’s a huge sampler to whet our appetites! Mike Tyson will be special guest enforcer as Chris Jericho with just Sammy Guevara ringside takes on Dax Hardwood with just Cash Wheeler by his side! That’s right, the rest of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle will be BANNED from ringside during this match to keep this as far as possible! Will Jericho and Tyson rewrite the mistakes of the past together?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks!
Did anyone ever imagine the Elite ending up like this? Will there be any going back from this? Or have the bonds between the Best Bout Machine and the Jackson brothers been severed forever?
The trios sort out, Karl Anderson starts with Matt and the fans rally on the Bucks’ side. Callis mocks Matt with how he slapped him and Matt did nothing about it. Matt storms over, Callis backs off, and Omega suddenly wants in. Anderson tags Omega, Omega tries to talk with Matt about this, and Callis scurries to commentary. Omega and Matt tie up, go around, and Omega pulls hair to put Matt on ropes. Matt turns it around, the ref counts, Matt lets off but Omega pie faces. Matt shoves, Omega shoves, things get tense and Matt backs away to tag in Nick. Nick and Omega circle now, and Nick tries to point out this is Callis’ fault.
Omega and Nick tie up, Nick wrenches, Omega wrenches back, but Nick rolls and handsprings to WRING him out! Omega boots Nick away, gets up to headlock but Nick powers out. Omega gets the headlock again, Nick powers out again, but Omega runs him over! Nick gets up and Omega double guns at him. They tie up again, Nick headlocks but Omega powers out. Nick handsprings over, then RANAS Omega out of the ring! Omega paces, gets back in and tags Anderson. The Machine Gun is upset with Nick for teaming with Moxley, then he shoves Nick, but Nick kicks low. Nick whips, Anderson reverses but Nick dodges and springboards to arm-drag then dropkick!
Nick dropkicks Omega as he gets in, but Gallows gets Nick with a choke grip! Nick breaks free, Matt gets in, the Bucks double dropkick Gallows, then Moxley clotheslines Gallows out! Moxley builds speed, TOPE AND DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Fans are thunderous as Moxley and the Bucks regroup and AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley and the Bucks stand down, Nick fetches Anderson into the ring, and Nick wrenches then tags Matt. Matt goes up to drop ax handles on Anderson’s arm. Matt wrenches the arm again and again and then tags in Moxley. Moxley climbs up to drop an ax handle on the arm. Moxley drags Anderson up to wrench, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Moxley drags Anderson up, tags Matt in and they mug Anderson. Matt wrenches, Anderson powers Matt to the corner, and he throws hands! Tag to Gallows, the Good Brothers mug Matt, then Gallows ROCKS Matt with uppercuts and haymakers, over and over and over! Gallows backs off to throw ’em up, then drags Matt up for a HEADBUTT!
Omega tags in, he and Gallows hand off the wristlock, and Omega wrenches Matt to CLUB the arm! Omega drags Matt to CLUB the arm again, then wraps the arm around ropes to pull! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and bumps Matt off buckles. Tag to Anderson, Anderson snapmares Matt to a chinlock. Matt endures, Anderson cranks back, and Matt fights up to throw body shots. Anderson ROCKS Matt with an uppercut, then CHOPS him! Anderson keeps Matt from his corner as AEW returns to single picture, and whips him back towards the Biz Cliz corner. Matt dropkicks Gallows down, DECKS Omega, then BOOTS Anderson! Matt swings into a back suplex but lands on his feet! Hot tag to Moxley!
Moxley dodges Anderson, DECKS Omega and hits Gallows, then rallies on Anderson! Moxley clotheslines, whips but Anderson reverses! Anderson runs in to clothesline, but Moxley just shrugs it off! Anderson fires off CHOPS but Moxley just leans into them! Moxley SLAPS Anderson, runs and gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Omega gets in, he gets a SNAP GERMAN! Gallows runs in but he gets a BIG GERMAN! Moxley gets Anderson with a sleeper on the apron but Anderson hotshots him! Gallows tags in, runs and YAKUZA KICKS Moxley down! Gallows drags Moxley up to rain down hands, drops an elbow, and covers, TWO!
Gallows throws headbutts, digs his boots into Moxley, and Omega digs his boots in, too. Fans rally for Moxley but Gallows drags Moxley up by his ears. Gallows throws heavy hands and Moxley flounders into a BUZZSAW! Gallows stalks Moxley to a corner, rains down more fists, then goes corner to corner, but Moxley gets up and in his face! Both men dodge and spin, Moxley kicks low to NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Moxley heads for the corner, hot tags to Nick and Anderson! Nick dodges Anderson to BLAST Omega! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, back kick, ROUNDHOUSE and have Anderson in a corner!
Gallows gets in, throws hands then throws Nick, but Nick dodges! ROUNDHOUSE, SHINING WIZARD and forearm smash in the corner, the Nick runs at Anderson. Anderson dodges, Nick hits buckles, but then Nick dodges as Anderson runs in! Anderson gets stuck in the corner, Nick runs at Gallows but is put on the apron! Nick ENZIGURIS back, climbs up and DUMDUM STOMPS, to then somersault for the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up with Nick as he goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS Gallows down! Nick shoulders into Anderson, then slingshots, into the SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Matt and Omega!
Omega stops in his tracks when he sees it’s Matt! Omega wants Matt to calm down and have a match, not a brawl. But then Omega rushes Matt, only to be sent into buckles! Matt hip tosses Omega, arm-drags him around, then whips for a BIG back drop! Omega flounders, Matt fires up and aims, but he fakes the superkick to SPIKE DDT! Omega sits up, Matt paces like a shark, and Matt fires up but still hesitates! Omega wobbles, Matt just can’t hit him with the superkick! Fans are upset, Matt checks on Omega but Omega SLAPS Matt! Omega slaps Matt around, daring him to hit him! Matt tackles him and rains down fists!
Matt lets off, Gallows gets in and YAKUZA KICKS! Nick missile dropkicks Gallows, Moxley clotheslines Gallows and himself out! Anderson BLASTS Nick with a EuroUpper! Matt SUPERKICKS Anderson! Omega gets a SNAP DRAGON on Matt! No hesitation from the Cleaner as he gets Matt back up and full nelson again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Matt staggers, Omega aims but runs into Moxley’s LARIAT! Matt gets Omega for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! “This is Awesome!” but Callis sounds worried. Matt asks if Omega is alright, but he sees Nick is up top. Matt fireman’s carries, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover, Anderson breaks it in time!!
Nick whips Anderson back out, then he goes up and up and ESCALARAS to take the Good Brothers down! Matt is again checking on Matt, but Nick wants him to finish this off. The Bucks get Omega up, they have an arm each, B T E- No, Matt hesitates! Moxley tells them to finish this! Matt knows, and says he can do this. Matt and Nick get Onega up again, B T E Tr- No…!! Matt still can’t bring himself to do it! Moxley tags in and says he’ll do this! But Matt won’t let him, so now Mox sees where this is going. Moxley blows past Matt to hit a PARADIGM SHIFT on Omega!! And then a SECOND PARADIGM SHIFT to make a point!! BULLY CHOKE!! Omega is stuck, sputtering, and then Moxley spins Omega-
NICK SUPERKICKS Moxley?! The MATT SUPERKICKS MOXLEY!! Eddie Kingston storms out to ringside, but the Good Brothers jump him! Moxley’s friend gets stomped down by Omega’s friends, but what does all this make the Bucks? MAGIC KILLER to Kingston on the ramp!! Callis says they should get a stretcher for Kingston. The Good Brothers get Moxley up, MAGIC KILLER! They put Omega on Moxley for the cover, the Biz Cliz wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
Are the Young Bucks still Omega’s friends? Are they still Biz Cliz 4 Life? Omega wants them to prove their loyalties by doing something more to Moxley! Callis whispers something to Matt, and Matt looks to Nick. They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down! Fans chant, “You Sold Out!” as Matt refuses the Too Sweet, so they can group hug! When will this emotional roller coaster with the Elite end?
Another great episode for Dynamite, and they’re clearly making a big deal out of no longer having a Wednesday Night War in their way. We’re getting a big episode next week with some good groundwork paved for it tonight, as well as for several more Wednesdays down the line. The first is that we are getting the tag title match now, but Best Friends are starting up their feud with Death Triangle again, with or without the titles. Given how tonight ended, I don’t know if PAC & Fenix win over these solidly Heel Bucks, but getting trios matches out of Death Triangle and Best Friends would still be awesome to see anyway.
We also got some great promos that put in some worked shoot material. Sting actually telling Archer he should be a top guy was great, because it is just as true as he and Archer said. This was also a good twist because where I thought we were getting Heel Archer going against Sting and/or Darby, this could flip Archer back towards a Face direction, and he’ll be taking on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, since they got cameos in the segment. QT’s promo with his unnamed faction was really good, and I am intrigued to see Ogogo finally get in the ring. Jericho’s promo tearing into MJF and The Pinnacle was an all time great, and is definitely going to be AEW’s best for this entire year. The brawl that followed and Tyson being with Inner Circle is great, as will Blood & Guts FINALLY happening!
Britt Baker’s promo was also good worked shoot adjacent, where she points out how AEW’s win loss record stuff doesn’t work. But instead of saying gimmick matches and tournaments and things are the problem, her character wants to make this into the (WWE) popularity system. This will make for a nice detail of her story as she racks up wins against lower level opponents, much like she’s already started with on Dark and Elevation, and then maybe she gets too cocky and lets one get a quick win off her, thereby ruining her run at the top spot. Plus, it feels like there’s a great story already in the works for Tay and Shida.
We got good intertwining of Darby’s story with Hardy and the Dark Order’s story with Hardy, and how Tay can fit into that against Bunny. Darby VS JD was great stuff, and then there was the great segue of the attack by the HFO, and how Tay and Bunny brawled then had their own solid match. Shida VS Tay is going to be big, and at this rate, could go either way because Tay is a hot hand right now. I’m surprised there wasn’t intertwining with Hangman, but given his great match with Caster to lock in as #1, maybe AEW is going to shift him towards the world title soon. I am also surprised Caster is getting the greenlight on his lyrics but I am not complaining, either.
We got an awesome main event with that 3v3, with great story of the Bucks unable to proverbially pull the trigger on Omega. The Bucks might be coming off a bit too wishy-washy, because they did the group Too Sweet but they then get up set at Callis but now they do this because they just can’t bring themselves to hate Omega. I guess the Biz Cliz can roll as a bigger group, with any number of possibilities given the growing partnerships with Impact and NJPW. But for just AEW, is there a chance Moxley and Kingston can get Death Triangle to side with them for just long enough to take on Omega’s group? Kingston may have been manipulating the Lucha Bros just months ago, but they all have common enemies in Omega and The Bucks. Plus, that’s a wild combination there that needs to be in a match together.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)
Another Dark Dozen on deck!
Who will be left behind in the Dark?
Big Money Matt wants to keep the money train rolling, and that means continuing win streaks! Will he and The Butcher get another W in AEW?
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge; Team Taz wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander; Jurassic Express wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol; Nemeth wins.
- Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office; Butcher wins.
- The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; The Sea Stars win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress; Velvet & King win.
- JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black; Drake wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro; Kiss & Janela win.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum; Sydal wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales; Hardy wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country; Bear Country wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins!
While John Silver recovers, and after Max Caster beat Colt Cabana on Elevation, Evil Uno, Stu Greyson & Alex Reynolds combine forces on classic Dark! But will they truly be a 1-2-3 combination?
The bell rings, Hopkins leads the charge but gets run over by Stu! JSP and Scott get around Uno and Reynolds, but then Uno and Reynolds BOOT them down! Things sort out now and Stu drags Hopkins up. Hopkins swings a hand but gets ROCKED for it! Stu OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Hopkins to the corner, tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds fires off EuroUppers! Hopkins wobbles but back kicks low. Reynolds ends up in a corner, Hopkins runs in but Reynolds dodges, and comes back with a forearm smash! Reynolds runs to LEAPING ELBOW! Hopkins staggers into a dropkick! Reynolds handsprings up, fans fire up and Reynolds brings Hopkins over.
Tag to Uno, Uno tags Stu, and Stu whips Uno for Uno to whip Stu and forearm smash! Drop toehold to basement dropkick, then Stu paces around. Stu drags Hopkins up but Hopkins flapjack hotshots! Tag to Scott and he RAMS Stu into the corner! Scott fires off forearms and uppercuts on Stu, then tags JSP and JSP runs in to uppercut! JSP snapmares and basement EuroUppers! Cover, TWO! JSP brings Stu up, back kicks, front kicks but Stu ducks the roundhouse to URENAGE! Tag to Uno, JSP tags Hopkins but Uno rallies on everyone! BOOT for Hopkins, then Uno blocks Scott’s boot to throw him down and stomp the hands!
Uno basement dropkicks Scott out of the ring, then catches Hopkins for an END OF DAYS! Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Hopkins, and Reynolds tags in before the ELBOW SIDEWALK SLAM! The OG feed Hopkins to Reynolds for a POP-UP KNEE! Fisherman for the CRADLE DRIVER! Cover, The Dark Order win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
And indeed, Players One, Two and Three get the 1-2-3! Will they continue to stand strong, even with enemies closing in on all sides?
Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi & JD Drake talk backstage.
Beautiful Bononi tells the Hollywood Hunk that this was his idea, and Bononi already said it is “humanly impossible,” so it is all on Nemeth. Nemeth says he needs two wingmen! And this guy will be perfect! They can mold him into something hot, sexy, beautiful, bold, supple! Amazing! JD likes that word but what does “supple” mean? Nemeth says they aren’t going to change who he is, they accept him for who he is, but- JD says he may speak slow with an accent, but he’s not an idiot. These are sounding like fat jokes.
Nemeth says it’s just about going from having the rugged beard to a nice mustache, or bleaching his hair and styling it. Just something to make him sexier. What’s sexier than a hard-working, blue collar badass? Well, we’ll see. Wingmen on three. One, two… Okay only Nemeth is into it, that’s fine. He wants them to know he loves ’em and he’ll see them out there. Will Pretty Peter Avalon’s boys be able to pull it off?
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge!
The Absolute, the Machine and the Powerhouse won their first match as a trio, but it was a bit… tense. Will Team Taz still (not) be fine after another try?
The trios sort out, with Team Taz arguing a little, and Cage gets the team to let him start. Cage starts against Law, and runs him right over! Cage drags Law back up, whips him to a corner but Law goes up and over, only to get caught! Law flails and gets free, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to TOSS him away! Brick tags in, circles with Cage, and fans rally up as the two tie up. Cage gets to a headlock, Brick powers out to a hammerlock then a headlock, but Cage powers out. Brick rams Cage but Cage comes back to ram and ROCK Brick! “Who betta?!” Starks cheers a little too much as Cage whips Brick. Brick reverses but Cage tilt-o-whirls to headscissor!
Cage waits for Brick to get up, then he back kicks and snap suplexes! Cage runs to drop a leg, brother! Cage hauls Brick up, looks at Starks, and tags Hobbs in. Hobbs and Cage mug Brick but Starks lets that slide since he did the same to Cage. Hobbs boxes Brick from all sides, then whips him to ropes. Brick dodges and rams Hobbs! Hobbs staggers but smiles, to then hit a SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs grins wider as he drags Brick up. Hobbs wants a tag, Starks makes sure he gets it first. They mug Brick now, then Starks ROCKS Brick. Brick shoves Starks down and tags in Backlund! Backlund fires off on Starks, then dodges to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up as Backlund has Starks in the corner! Starks shoves Backlund, DECKS Law, them puts Backlund up and out, and Backlund accidentally elbow drops Law! Starks shoves Backlund in, drags him up and CHOPS, then ROCKS him! Starks plays things up too long and Backlund BOOTS him! Backlund climbs up, leaps and crossbodies, but into Starks’ arms! The ref is busy with this and Hook trips Brick off the apron! Starks adjusts Backlund’s position for the ROSHAMBEAUX! Starks asks if Cage wants to finish this off, then tags him in. Cage drags Backlund back up, and gets him up for the DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
Well that seemed rather magnanimous of Starks. Though, he sure is leaning into cheering Cage on… But either way, the team won because they’re #AbsoluteMachines! Who can stop the path of rage?
Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are preparing for a kaiju class collision on Dynamite with Bear Country, so they’re gonna represent for Team Godzilla! Will The Pectoral Poseidon and The Sensation make for a good warm-up before the war of the monsters on Wednesday?
The teams sort out and Alexander starts with JB. JB and Alexander circle, tie up, and JB hammerlocks to a headlock. Alexander powers out, comes back but JB headlocks to takeover. Alexander headscissors, JB moves around to pop free and then rolls Alexander back to whip. Alexander reverses, JB dodges and waistlocks, Luchasaurus tags in before the O’Conner Roll. JB gets Alexander up and Luchasaurus BOOTS him into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Lawless tags in and he rams Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge and he CHOPS back! Lawless brings down the straps and eggs Luchasaurus on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, Lawless BOOTS! Lawless fires up but gets caught for a KNEE!
Luchasaurus whips Lawless to the corner, fires off, and tags in JB. Lawless staggers into the choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Alexander, BUZZSAWS Lawless, JB BLINDSIDE ELBOWS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The King of the Monsters would be proud! Will the boy and his dinosaur win one for Godzilla on Dynamite?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Hollywood Hunk rolls with one of his wingmen and looks to be hotter than even the Fire of the Sun. Will the Blue Collar Badass be there for him, no matter what?
The bell rings and Nemeth and Fuego circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he and Nemeth tie up. Nemeth drops to fireman’s carry takeover, and JD says that’s two points! Nemeth and Fuego reset, Nemeth gets around to waistlock, then throws Fuego down! Another two points! Nemeth taunts Fuego and rubs in the fact he has a 4-0 lead that doesn’t even matter here. Fuego gets him back with arm-drag after arm-drag! Fuego then dodges, tilt-o-whirls and arm-drags again! Fuego grinds Nemeth, twists the wrist, and then kicks the arm! And again! And again and again and again! Fuego gives one last KICK, then wrenches through to a wristlock.
Fuego whips, Nemeth reverses and runs in but Fuego elbows him away! Fuego goes up, hops over and victory rolls to get the legs! Fuego has an inverted surfboard, for the PENDULUM! Nemeth endures, Fuego drops him down hard and body scissors him to a cover, TWO! Fuego hurries up top, fans fire up and he leaps, but no tornado! Nemeth TOSSES Fuego out of the ring hard! JD laughs at Fuego’s pain, and Nemeth goes out to stomp Fuego down. Nemeth puts Fuego in, covers, TWO! Nemeth rains down fists on Fuego then stomps him. Nemeth grinds Fuego’s face into the mat, hammerlocks the arm and twists the arm. Fuego endures, even as Nemeth handstands on the hold!
Nemeth drops to add torque, then he claws Fuego’s face! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and has Fuego in a corner. Nemeth whips Fuego corner to corner hard, then shows off the hips and thighs. Nemeth runs in to RAM Fuego, then throws in knee after knee! Nemeth drags Fuego up again, back suplexes just to carry Fuego around, then DROPS him! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Nemeth grows frustrated. Nemeth clamps on with a mounted cobra clutch and pulls Fuego back. Fuego endures, Nemeth brings him up, and fans rally as Fuego fights free. Fuego throws body shots, KICKS a leg, then KICKS an arm! Nemeth blocks a kick, flips Fuego but Fuego ENZIGURIS!
Fuego reels Nemeth in but Nemeth wrenches through to fireman’s carry. Fuego fights and gets the arm, then has the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Nemeth gets up, Fuego runs in but is put out on the apron! Fuego hotshots the arm! Fuego calls for it, springboards, but into a DROPKICK! Nemeth gets Fuego up for a RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, Nemeth wins!
Winner: Ryan Nemeth, by pinfall
Whatever the points were, the Hollywood Hunk finished it off so he wins either way! Will this be what shows JD that you can be groomed and gritty at the same time?
AEW Outside the Ring is almost here!
The first episode premieres this Friday at 9 AM Eastern! Who will Lexi Nair have as her first guest(s) of her new talk show?
Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office!
The apparent father of SNAKEMAN is back, but he’s taking on Big Money Matt’s big, beefy brute! Will Butcher make Cruz into chuck meat in the Dark?
The bell rings, Butcher CLOBBERS Cruz in a corner, then throws off his jacket to headbutt away on Cruz! The ref counts, Butcher waits for Cruz to get up, and then he CHOPS him down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Cruz again! Cover, and Butcher wins!
Winner: The Butcher, by pinfall
Well that was quick! And the HFO throws Cruz out and stand tall together. Will they be taking far more than just the ring in the coming days?
The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
Oddly enough, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo just teamed with the Wrestling Gamer recently and did very well, despite losing. But now the vixen teams with Allure, will they be the ones to sink the Siren and and her sister? Or will Vox and Exo reel them in, hook, line and sinker?
The teams sort out and Vox starts with Allure. They circle, tie up, and Vox slips through to wrench and wristlock. Tag to Exo and the Sea Stars fish hook to BOOT! Cover, ONE! Exo stays on Allure but gets a jawbreaker for it! Allure scrambles and tags in Vert! Vert runs in, Exo goes around but blocks the hip toss to backslide! Cover, TWO! Vert staggers up in to a kick, and Exo whips but Vert reverses. Vert runs but into boots! Exo swings but into a lift and Vert puts Exo in the corner! Vert CLAWS Exo into the Tree of Woe then STOMPS her down! Cover, ONE! Vert pushes Exo around, drags her up but Exo hits back.
Vert facelocks, tags Allure, and they mug Exo. They then put Exo in the corner, Allure CHOPS and fires off forearms! Allure digs her boots in, tags Vert, and Vert digs a forearm into Exo’s face! The ref reprimands, Vert CHOPS Exo, then elbows her! Tag to Allure, and Allure gets in Exo’s face with trash talk before she CHOPS! Exo gets mad and CHOPS back! Allure ROCKS Exo, talks more trash, then CHOPS again! Allure kicks, hooks a leg for an INVERTED PAGE TURNER! Cover, TWO! Exo survives and Allure is shocked! Allure puts Exo in the corner, tags in Vert, and they double forearm smash! Vert ROCKS Vox, runs in and SHINING WIZARDS Exo!
Vert scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Exo survives and Vert is furious! Fans rally up, Vert stomps Exo, and drags her up. “Who do you think you are, Delmi!?” Vert talks a lot of trash, then runs, but Exo dodges to NECKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Vert and Exo crawl, hot tag to Vox! Vox shoulders Vert, goes up and over to headscissor, then dodges Allure to CLOBBER her! Vox fires up, ducks a roundhouse, and fish hooks for the LARIAT! Cover, but Allure breaks it! Exo gets Allure and throws her out hard, then regroups with her sister. Vox runs in to uppercut Vert, then feeds her to Exo’s clinch!
EXPLODER into the drop zone, and then Exo becomes Vox’s knee-board for the SENTON! Cover, The Sea Stars win!
Winners: The Sea Stars, by pinfall
The sisters stay afloat in the rising tide! Will they use this wave of momentum to take the AEW Women’s Division by storm?
The Acclaimed have a new music video!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me, call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. The Elite didn’t want you, that’s gotta suck. Pour a drink when you wanna keep it bottled up. Ask Kenny, Matt ‘n’ Nick, even Papa Buck. They said, ‘Hangman? No, you can’t hang with us.’ Then you found the Dark Order. It’s like you’re in your prime but you found Pop Warner. You know the truth when you’re looking in the glass. They’ll leave you, too, when I beat that ass!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock ya ass of the high horse. You are not a cowboy! I think you need an Altoid. So get out my face cuz your breath be stinking. Maybe stop drinking. Platinum, see me in the rankings, I’m coming for that numbah one spot. People think it’s ludicrous but I’m proving that it’s not. I’m a shooter, homie. I ain’t moving with the clock. I’ma take you out faster than you take a shot. Cosplay cowboy, probably ride sidesaddle. You probably on all fours, taking five paddles, from the Dark Order in the club house. You went soft but the Platinum is thugged out!
“I beat 10, beat Alex, and Colt, too. I’ll get Five, John Silver, Uno and Stu. And when your friends are all on the shelf, you’ll be back sitting at the bar by yourself. This goes out to Hangman. In the ring, you can’t hang, man. And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me. Call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. Call us up! You feelin’ lonely, Hangman? I know you feelin’ lonely.” Platinum just dropped some heavy bars, but will be the one getting dropped on Dynamite?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress!
Along with Big Swole, Velvet and The King won last week and hope to keep that going! Swole won on Elevation, can Velvet and King win in the Dark? Or will they be forced to face reality by Madi and Vipress?
The teams sort out, King starts against Madi and they tie up. They go around, King headlocks and hits a takeover. Madi headscissors but King kips free. King headlocks again, but Madi pulls hair to pop free to her own headlock. King powers out, then runs Madi over hard! Madi scrambles to a corner, King is on her with stomps and elbows, then whips Madi just to arm-drag her into the corner! Madi scrambles away, Vipress tags in, and Vipress waistlocks King. King slips around to facelock but Vipress wrenches out. King kicks low, tags in Velvet, and they double whip Vipress just to send her into buckles! And again, and then crisscross to throw Vipress down! Cover, ONE!
Velvet tags King in, they hand off the wrench then tag again. They double whip, bypass and calf kick Vipress down! King sets Vipress on the mat and combines with Velvet, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress and drags her up to ROCK her with a right. Velvet whips, Vipress reverses but Velvet mule kicks back! Velvet springboards to crossbody, then slides under to sweep the legs! Velvet stirs it up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress but Vipress ROCKS her back! Vipress facelocks, clubs Velvet, Madi distracts the ref and Vipress CLAWS Velvet’s eyes! King storms in but the ref keeps her back!
Vipress shoves Velvet and Madi chokes her in the corner! Tag, and Madi smiles as she throws forearms into Velvet. Madi snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Madi drags Velvet up, tags Vipress, and they bring Velvet around to double whip. They double shoulder Velvet down, Madi hits a BOOM DROP! Vipress covers, TWO! Velvet hits back with body shots but Vipress clubs her, for a ROLLING STO! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives but Vipress drags her into a chinlock. Fans rally as Velvet endures the knee in the back. Velvet fights up, throws body shots but both women throw they other by their hair!
Fans fire up as both women are down and crawling. Hot tags to King and Madi! King rallies on Vipress and Madi with forearms and clotheslines! King blocks a clothesline and kick, Madi ducks King’s heel kick but not the boot, or the ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Madi in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, Vipress tags in, but King dodges her. Velvet gets in Vipress’ way, and King SHOTGUNS Vipress down! Tag to Velvet, King feeds Vipress to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a whip but Vipress DECKS King! Velvet SHINING WIZARDS, then hoists Vipress up top! Velvet ROCKS Vipress, then hits ICONOCLASM! Cover but Madi breaks it!
King rushes in to fire off on Madi! Vipress swings on King but into KINGDOM FALLS! Velvet adds the CHEF’S KISS! Cover, King & Velvet win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
And that’s a sweep on the week! Will Swole, Velvet and King roll together all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black!
The Hollywood Hunk set the example, and now the Blue Collar Badass is stepping in the ring! Will he prove that rough and tumble is sexy? Or will he be needing a makeover after taking on the EmpBRUH?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. JD Kicks low, CLUBS Baron, then throws forearms! JD swings a chop but Baron dodges. Baron throws a chop but JD dodges. JD headlocks, Baron powers out but JD whips Baron away. Baron blocks the hip toss, but JD blocks the counter hip toss, and back again. Baron ducks the clothesline to reel JD into a cobra twist! JD endures, Baron digs an elbow in, but JD powers out to hip toss Baron OUT of the ring! Baron crashes down, Nemeth keeps his distance and JD goes out to fetch Baron. JD whips Baron at the post but Baron stops himself! Baron CHOPS JD, but JD pops him to the apron and CLOBBERS him on the rebound!
JD goes up and in to leave Baron behind, and he wants a count out! The ref does count, Baron slowly gets up at 3, and JD counts along as it goes past 5. Baron gets in at 7, JD is after him with CHOPS and forearms! JD stomps Baron down, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, JD lets off and then he brings Baron up. Baron throws body shots, shoves JD over but JD shoves him away. JD runs in to corner splash and Belly2Belly! JD climbs up to hit a VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Baron slowly gets up but JD pushes him around. Fans rally but Baron throws body shots! JD and Baron brawl, JD CHOPS then powers up, but Baron catches him!
JD elbows free to reel Baron in, and suplexes only for Baron to slip out! Baron waistlocks, JD breaks free and shoves Baron, but Baron clotheslines! JD stays up, Baron runs and clotheslines again, but JD is still up! Baron dodges to atomic drop and EuroUpper JD, into a SNAP GERMAN! JD staggers up, Baron brings down the straps! Baron runs corner to corner to DISCUS in the corner, and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! JD survives and Baron grows frustrated. Nemeth coaches JD, Baron gets up and reels JD in. JD back drops but Baron sunset flips then shifts to get the legs! Baron wants the Cloverleaf but JD swats at him then boots him down! JD gets up, grits his teeth and CHOPS again!
JD eggs Baron on so Baron fires up and CHOPS back! JD CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Fans fire up as they CHOP faster and faster! Baron spins to CHOP again, but then JD ducks the discus to fire off a strike fest, ROUNDHOUSE! JD runs but Baron follows but JD gets around, SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, JD wins!
Winner: JD Drake, by pinfall
Scrap Metal’s chest is bleeding from the damage done by chops alone, but he isn’t even bothered by it! Will JD be even more badass when he takes on Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship on Dynamite?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro!
After venting some frustrations and getting past them, Jersey’s Finest rides again! But will the tension and disappointment only return after facing Fry Daddy & The Truly Blessed?
The teams sort out and the Concrete Rose starts, but both KC and Frye rush him! Kiss goes Matrix, the Bad Boy DOUBLE LARIATS KC and Frye down, and then Kiss throws Frye out. Kiss handsprings and back kicks KC, then snapmares to run and basement dropkick! Kiss drags KC up, tags Janela in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip. Kiss drops, Janela atomic drops, and then they combine for a TOSS BOMB! Cover, TWO! Janela drags KC over and lets him tag Frye! Janela then BOOTS Frye, brings him around and suplexes for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Admittedly, Janela doing a dolphin kick in the pin was a bit cocky of him, but Janela keeps on Frye with a scoop and slam.
Tag to Kiss, Kiss hops up, and hits a splash! Tag to Janela, he goes up and drops a SPLASH! Tag to Kiss, Kiss drops another SPLASH! Tag back to Janela, and yes, it’s another SPLASH! Janela does a Fargo Strut and drops the straps. Kiss and Janela bring Frye up but KC runs in. KC till-o-whirl DDT’s Kiss! Janela pops KC up for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Frye ROCKS Janela, runs and KNEES him down! Janela goes to a corner, BOOTS then SUPERKICKS Frye down! Kiss fireman’s carries Frye for a SPLIT K O! Janela is up top, and he gives Frye #GreetingsFromAsburyPark! Cover, Jersey’s Finest wins!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
No tension, no dysfunction, no frustrations, just victory! Will Kiss & Janela finally finish that road trip to the top?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum!
The Sydal Brothers may have lost to All Ego and The Face of the Revolution, but that won’t crush their spirits! Will Matt and his third eye find a way forward in the Dark?
The bell rings, Matt wants Magnum to put the paint brush away. Magnum says if Matt has the third eye, then he’ll see the masterpiece Magnum paints on this canvas! Magnum then thrusts the brush at Matt but Matt dodges and KICKS Magnum’s leg! Sydal KICKS the leg more and Magnum hobbles around! Sydal fakes Magnum out with the QUESTION MARK! Then Sydal hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
And in the blink of a third eye, it’s over! But will it be that easy for him and Mike to rise up the rankings in AEW?
Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales!
Big Money Matt got a win over Alan Angels, and has started checking off members of the Dark Order from his “hit list!” At the same time, he wants after the TNT Champion! Will Vary be a tune-up as he goes after both those goals?
But speaking of Darby, he is watching from his favorite perch in Daily’s Place. The bell rings and fans rally for Vary but the HFO is of course on Hardy’s side. Hardy is pretty sure Vary knows who he is, and of course he does. But Vary and Hardy still tie up, go around, and Hardy puts Vary in the corner. Hardy then RAMS into Vary over and over, but lets off as the ref counts. Hardy ROCKS Vary, taunts him, then DECKS him! Hardy scoops Vary for SNAKE EYES, and a LARIAT! Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” and he pushes Vary around. Hardy whips Vary corner to corner but Vary dodges as Hardy runs in.
Vary dropkicks Hardy down, fires off haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Vary runs back in but is put on the apron. Vary springboards back in, Hardy dodges and Vary comes back, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Vary survives but Hardy is furious. Hardy drags Vary up but Darby looks unimpressed. Hardy underhooks Vary for the LEECH HOLD! Vary taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
Big Money Matt isn’t paid by the hour, and he puts Vary away fast! The HFO celebrates with their manager, but Hardy gets a mic to call Darby out. “Darby Allin, you have the AUDACITY to call Big Money Matt a sell-out?!” Darby’s name and image is everywhere on TNT! He’s the “Face of the Network!” DARBY’s the sell-out, not Matt! And when Matt gets the chance, he’ll show how extreme Big Money Matt still is! Did you just see how he leeched the life out of this underling? That’s what Hardy will do to Darby when he takes the TNT Championship! The truth is the truth, but is Hardy still wrong about The Relentless?
The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country!
Angelico & Jack Evans know Boulder & Bronson are headed for a clash of titans with Jurassic Express, but that won’t scare them off! Can TH2 keep from getting lost in Bear Country in the Dark? Or will they merely whet the appetite as the bears head for Dynamite?
The teams sort out, Angelico starts with Bronson and the two circle. They tie up and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico then shifts to a headlock, grinds Bronson down and wrenches to a wristlock. Bronson spins through, drops and waistlocks to slam Angelico down. Angelico moves around, Bronson holds on and they end up in the ropes. The ref counts, Bronson lets off clean and waits for Angelico. Angelico shoves Bronson, then gets around to waistlock. Bronson resists the lift, Angelico headlocks, then Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Angelico uses a cording hold, but Bronson powers out to run Angelico over!
Fans fire up with Bronson but Angelico backs off to tag in Evans. Evans talks trash to the “peasant” and calls out “the big man!” Boulder tags in but Evans shows off his power by doing a handstand push-up. Boulder and Evans tie up, and Boulder doesn’t even budge as Evans pushes! Boulder shoves Evans right out of the ring! Evans claims hair pulling but the ref knows it wasn’t that. Evans gets back in, circles with Boulder and ties up with him again. Again, Boulder doesn’t budge and he shoves Evans. Evans handsprings, runs and dropkicks but Boulder stays up. Evans dropkicks again, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Evans up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Bronson.
Bronson whips Boulder in for a BIG corner splash, then Boulder feeds Evans to Bronson’s shoulder tackle! Fans rally for Bear Country as Bronson covers, TWO! Bronson puts Evans in the corner, tags Boulder, and the bears double whip to double press SLAM! Evans flounders, Boulder brings him up and scoops him. Evans claws Boulder’s face! Hot tag to Angelico, and Angelico gets in to fire off JABS! Boulder doesn’t budge, Angelico runs but into a scoop and POWERSLAM! Boulder drags Angelico back up, tosses him to the corner and tags in Bronson. The bears mug Angelico, Bronson drags Angelico up to reel him in for a short-arm clothesline! Cover, TWO!
Bronson clamps on a chinlock but Angelico fights up. Angelico fights free, jawbreakers, and tags Evans. Evans springboards for the FLYING SCREW KICK! Evans grins as Bronson goes to the corner. Evans handsprings in but into Bronson’s arms! BEAR-SPLODER! Bronson fires up and the fans join in. Bronson drags Evans up, Evans fires off kicks and body shots, but runs into a kick! Bronson whips, but Evans dropkicks back! Evans boots, Angelico tags in, and Evans gets Bronson in the ropes! Angelico dropkicks Bronson’s legs out! Angelico stomps the knee, has a standing heel hook and Bronson endures! Angelico shifts his hold but Bronson throws haymakers!
Angelico lets go but stomps Bronson down! Bronson boots Angelico away, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS TH2 then scoop SLAMS Evans! Boulder scoop SLAMS Angelico, and TH2 end up in the corner together. Boulder runs in to SPLASH SANDWICH! Boulder fireman’s carries Angelico, Evans leaps but into Boulder’s arms! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up now and he tags Bronson back in. The bears combine with the Electric Chair lift, for the BEAR BOMB!! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Boulder & Bronson are rolling towards their showdown with Jurassic Express! But who will survive when these forces of nature collide on Dynamite?
At an hour and 16, this was a manageable episode of Dark, with a lot of short matches that were still good matches. I do like that we’re getting story progress here, such as with the new group of Nemeth, JD and Bononi, and another great new music video from Max Caster. I also like that Starks and Cage were still being passive aggressive with each other, that is good story for Team Taz there. We got good tune-ups for Jurassic Express and Bear Country going into their match on Dynamite, but I would feel like Jurassic Express wins because they’ve been the hot hand for some time.
My Score: 8.1/10
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Tom and Dave take a news day and address a huge week in sports talking basketball, baseball and football.
Five Rounds Podcast: COVID Begone!
The UFC finally takes a break allowing Carlos and Mags to reflect on a year of UFC action in a...
Chairshot Radio: Hockey Talk, & The Milwaukee Brewers Suck 
Join Dave and Patrick as they break down all the latest developments in the NHL, including the disturbing trend going...
Cook’s Top 5: Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks
Steve Cook graces you with more NFL QB talk, and this time it revolves around the best signal callers for...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu News Report! (4/6/21)
The Trios Division takes a hike!
Bandwagon Nerds #73: Bandwagon Approved
The Nerds give their seal of approval on shows you need to be watching this week on the Bandwagon! Over...
Bandwagon Nerds Presents: Race, Falcon, & the Winter Soldier
Bandwagon Nerds' Rey Ca$h writes about the Falcon and the Winter Soldier show and how race intersects the show, the...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu News Report! (4/2/21)
Fallout from the Triforciversary!
BWN Nerds’ Movie Review: Coming 2 America (2021)
The Nerds are keeping up with the times again! This week, they review Coming 2 America (2021)! Is there more...
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (4/9/21)
205 Live nostalgia, anyone?
The Outsider’s Edge presents The WrestleMania In Covid Preview
Kyle, Karl, and Rance are BACK to preview both nights of WrestleMania! The Chairshot brings you a brand new...
Andrew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Match Ratings: 4.9.2021
All Japan’s Champion Carnival kicks off today! The Triple Crown Champion Suwama is in action as well as the Ace...
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (4/9/21)
It's a special WrestleMania edition!
Mitchell’s Wednesday Night War Review! The End!
The Wednesday Night War... is DONE!
Cook’s WrestleMania 37 Night One Gambling Picks
Who's trying make money on guessing the predetermined scripts? If that's you, Cook gots all the lines you need. This...
Mania Madness: WrestleMania XXXI – XXXVI
The ultimate spectacle in sports entertainment, WrestleMania! Join Chris Platt and a rotating cast as he takes you through all...
Top 5 Recipients From The 2020 And 2021 Hall Of Fame Class
Bodeen looks at this unique Hall of Fame induction and picks out his Top 5 most deserving inductees!
AJ’s NXT Stand and Deliver Night Two Results & Review 4/9/21
AJ moves on to reviewing night 2! How does it STAND up to Night 1? Did it Deliver? ...see what...
Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Results & Match Ratings: 4.8.2021
Now this is the go home before Hardcore Justice on Saturday! The show airs at 3pm, so it will be...