Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/1/20)
AKA Fyter Fest 2020!
Dynamite becomes AEW Fyter Fest II!
AEW brings Fyter Fest back as a two week event, and keeps it free as it’s on TNT! So many titles are on the line, who makes it out of this golden summer?
- Jurassic Express VS MJF & Wardlow; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian; Shida wins and retains the AEW Women’s World Championship.
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Jake Hager; Cody wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
- Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful; Private Party wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Best Friends; Omega & Page win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
PLAY BY PLAY
Chris Jericho joins commentary!
Le Champion celebrates Canada Day in that plaid maple leaf suit jacket as he graces AEW with his presence.
Jurassic Express VS MJF & Wardlow!
To say Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus have had beef with Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his muscular sidekick is an understatement. This branches from the back and forth between MJF and Jungle Jack Perry as well as the two behemoths, which was all over AEW’s historic Lumberjack match last week. Will the score finally be settled in this grudge match?
Before the match, MJF grabs a mic to speak on the rivalries. Ow, he’s got a bad case of deja vu. He is sick and tired of beating JB over and over again! Wardlow beat Barney’s brains in and showed the “dino douche” was green, and we’re not talking just the color of his tongue. And then there’s Jungle Jabrony, who was part of history at Double or Nothing, one of the best in this company if we’re honest. And yet JB wants to keep going after him? Why didn’t he just go home and count his daddy’s money? Ouch. But the fact his match is happening hit him. This match isn’t happening because Jurassic Express wants after MJF and #WarDog, no. It’s happening because of a certain ratings war. But how do you expect to get a W without one man on the front line, and his name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Jericho loves MJF’s intensity, but now Jurassic Express makes its entrance. Will the boy and his dinosaur shut up the mouth and his muscle once and for all?
The teams sort out, obviously JB starts against MJF, and the two fire off right at the bell! It’s fast and furious already, but MJF knees low and says up yours. He whips but JB LARIATS in return! JB joins MJF on the apron, clubs him on the back, then glares at Wardlow before hopping up. MJF blocks the Poison-Rana, remembering that from Double or Nothing! Wardlow BOOTS JB, drags him off the apron and POSTS him long dart style! The crowd is rowdy while Wardlow puts JB in for MJF. MJF swaggers about and taunts JB before stomping him down. MJF drags JB up to arm triangle suplex! And then show off with a kip up and strut. Luchasaurus dares him to fight, but Wardlow chokes JB in the distraction!
MJF tags Wardlow and then the two grind their boots in. The ref counts, MJF lets off but JB tries to hit back. Wardlow clubs JB down, scoops him up and taunts Luchasaurus before throwing JB with an EXPLODER! MJF talks trash and Wardlow feeds JB to the boot. Tag to MJF and MJF drags JB up. MJF whips JB but JB reverses and sends MJF into Wardlow’s boot! JB enziguris Wardlow, hurries but MJF drop toeholds and floats over to a facelock. MJF cranks JB down but the crowd rallies up. JB fights up but Wardlow comes around the way. The ref stops Wardlow from doing anything to Luchasaurus, and JB Northern Lights Suplexes MJF! Tag to Luchasaurus! But the ref didn’t see it and so the tag doesn’t count!
MJF puts JB in the corner, and he mugs JB with Wardlow! MJF soaks up the heat, drags JB up and drops him with a back suplex. Cover, TWO! Tag to Wardlow and Wardlow brings JB up for a big back suplex! Tag to MJF and they bring JB up. The crowd rallies as MJF and Wardlow double back suplex, but JB escapes! HE ducks and dodges and tags in Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus clobbers MJF, boots Wardlow then BOOTS him! MJF runs into a CHOP! Wardlow walks into a CHOP, and Luchasaurus adds more CHOPS! Luchasaurus whips, Wardlow reverses but Luchasaurus comes back to LARIAT! MJF runs into a flapjack! BUZZSAW!
Luchasaurus waits for Wradlow to stagger in, to handspring and SUPERKICK! QUESTION MARK! Luchasaurus sweeps the legs then focuses on MJF. MJF staggers into a choke grip, but he breaks free, only to get booted back! Tag to Wardlow, Luchasaurus choke grips MJF but Wardlow gets in Luchasaurus’ face. The two start throwing haymakers! Back and forth, heavy and fast, but Wardlow runs only for Luchasaurus to follow. Luchasaurus hits a JUMPING calf kick! Luchasaurus reels Wardlow in but Wardlow suplex TOSSES him away! Wardlow drags Luchasaurus up but Luchasaurus fireman’s carries! EXTINCTION! But both men are down as the crowd fires up!
The two men crawl, hot tags to JB and MJF! JB dodges and clotheslines MJF out! JB builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit into the barriers but JB won’t stop! He DIVES again! JB wants it, and FLIES for the hat trick! The crowd is fired up as JB puts MJF in. Wardlow anchors his springboard and choke grips him, to CHOKE- No! JB lands on his feet and enziguris Wardlow back! Luchasaurus FLIES and wipes Wardlow out! Jericho is losing his mind as the fans cheer, “A E DUB!” JB gets in, tags Luchasaurus, and the two go after MJF. Scoop and toss for the CUTTER! Cover, but Wardlow breaks it in time! Wardlow drags Luchasaurus up, scoops but Luchasaurus slips out and shoves. Wardlow huricanranas?!
JB runs in, he huricanranas but Wardlow blocks! Wardlow pops JB up but JB POISON-RANAS! Wardlow flounders but still LARIATS JB! MJF slowly returns but his kick is blocked. Luchasaurus flips him but MJF lands on his feet, to poke Luchasaurus in the eyes! MJF stomps a leg then boots, but Stunt gets up on the apron. The ref is busy with Stunt as Luchasaurus pops MJF for the SIT-OUT BOMB! But MJF is right up to mule kick! All four men are down and the crowd is loving this! A standing count begins, reaches 5, and BOTH JB and MJF kip up! But then so do Luchasaurus and Wardlow?! The big men clothesline each other out, JB uses them to step up and DESTROYER!! Jurassic express work together to get Wardlow, but Wardlow blocks the DDT!
Wardlow pops JB up but JB slips out and shoves Wardlow, but Wardlow uses that to DECK Luchasaurus! Wardlow elbows JB away, Stunt leaps off the top rope! But into Wardlow’s arms! Wardlow lifts Stunt, BOOTS JB, then TOSSES Stunt at JB! MJF rolls Luchasaurus, TWO!! MJF is shocked but he tags in Wardlow. Wardlow climbs up top, for a HUGE SWANTON! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus still lives and everyone is loving this! MJF freaks out and Wardlow is frustrated, but they coordinate a little cheat. MJF slips the ring on his finger, but Luchasaurus escapes! MJF avoids hitting Wardlow, but angrily shouts, “Can you do anything right?!” Luchasaurus BOOTS MJF into Wardlow, ring first! JB drags MJF out to throw him into barriers!
Wardlow walks into the TAIL WHIP! JB springboards for the tornado DDT! Luchasaurus choke grips, for the CHOKE SLAM! Wardlow roars as he sits up, but he gets the Penalty Kick to standing moonsault! JB keeps MJF out, Luchasaurus covers, Jurassic Express wins!!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
An incredible opener for Fyter Fest! Luchasaurus avenges the lumberjack loss, but MJF stays unpinned in AEW. Will this only escalate the rivalry between these duos?
AEW has something huge planned for after Fyter Fest.
After Night 2 of this two week extravaganza, AEW has something that is historic, groundbreaking, and downright adorable! All Elite Wrestling: Puppy Battle Royale! Will you be able to withstand all the cute and cuddly action?
AEW returns to chaos in the crowd!
Though not scheduled for tonight, the Bad Boy and the Murderhawk Monster want to settle their grudge at all costs! Joey Janela and Lance Archer brawl but Sonny Kiss brings his tag partner back. Jake the Snake is just laughing as referees rush in to stop this. Archer eggs Janela on but Kiss convinces Janela to wait one more week. Will #EverybodyDie on Night 2?
AEW takes a look at the Women’s Championship showdown.
The Samurai of Stardom becoming champion at Double or Nothing was a dream come true. She is the warrior queen. Penelope Ford says Hikaru Shida is good, but she’s not Superbad. Ford walks out and screams megastar. She’s not only beautiful, but because she does things no one else is willing to try. Shida has held four singles titles in Japan, so she knows the most difficult time is after you’ve won the championship. Ford pinned Riho, she pinned Shida, she has already beaten the best. JR knows this won’t actually be 1v1 with Kip Sabian nearby. Ford promises to beat the hell out of Shida, and look better in that belt, too. Shida promises to still be champion after Fyter Fest, but how hard will she have to fight to do it? We’ll find out right now!
AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian!
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and things are already chippy before the bell. Ford and Shida shove, Kip gets heated, but Shida shoves him, too! The ref EJECTS Kip already!? Now things will be 1v1 for champion and challenger! But in that case, Kip takes the kendo stick! The bell rings, and Shida KNEES Ford down! She drags her up fast, but Ford escapes the Falcon Arrow. Shida kicks and bumps Ford off buckles, to then runs, only to miss the Shining Wizard! Ford rolls her up, TWO! Fast start but Ford keeps going. Shida ducks the spinning heel kick and throws forearms. Shida whips, Ford slides out, and then says she’s smarter. Only to get wrecked with a baseball slide!
Shida drags “the smarter” Ford up but Ford bumps Shida off the apron! Ford whips Shida into railing! Ford refreshes the ring count to bring Shida up, but Shida fireman’s carries to drop Ford on the apron! Shida turns her around, gets space and runs, for the knee lift! Shida roars and the crowd fires up with her. Ford flounders as Shida stalks up behind her. Shida clubs Ford then whips her corner to corner. Ford reverses, runs in, but Shida puts her on the top rope. Shida rolls, comes back but misses the Top Shelf Knee. Ford roundhouses then gets back in to bump Shida off buckles over and over and over! The ref counts, Ford stops, then runs corner to corner to handspring back elbow!
Ford keeps moving, side to side for the BOOT! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Ford stays on her with hammering forearms! The ref reprimands and Ford lets up. Ford drags Shida up to club her down and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Ford has Shida in a camel clutch. Shida reaches for ropes but Ford drags her away! The crowd boos as Shida endures. Shida crawls and gets the ropebreak! Ford lets go at the count of 4 and she toys with Shida now. The crowd boos as Ford brings Shida up, but Shida fires forearms back! Shida knees low, reels Ford in, but again Ford fights off the Falcon Arrow! Inverted DDT! Cover, TWO! Shida survives and Ford grows frustrated. Ford drags Shida up to SLAP her! The crowd rallies for Shida and Shida SLAPS back! Shida and Ford glare at each other and it’s a SLAP fight! Shida fires off from all sides, then throws knee after knee! Shida enziguris Ford then runs, into a BOOT!
Ford drags Shida up, runs and handsprings, but Shida catches her into a sleeper hold! Shida squeezes tight and then swings her around, into a backbreaker! Ford endures being bent but Shida drops her. Shida fireman’s carries Ford now, for a backbreaker drop! Cover, TWO! Ford survives and Shida grows frustrated now. Shida brings Ford up, reels her in, and tries again, and HITS FALCON ARROW! Cover, but Ford flips it! TWO!! Shida escapes but Ford survives so both women are shocked. Shida runs corner to corner, to corner KNEE! Ford flounders, Shida climbs up as the crowd rallies, but Ford goes Matrix to avoid the missile dropkick! STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives again and Ford is furious!
Ford pleads with the ref but the count is the count. Ford goes out and grabs the title belt? The crowd shouts at her and the ref comes out to warn Ford, but the ref doesn’t see Kip running into the ring! He still has the kendo stick, and he aims at Shida! Shida dodges, ROCKS Kip and gets the stick back, to SMACK Kip down! Ford sees this and hurries back in, handsprings, and STUNNERS! Cover, TWO!?!? Shida survives again and Ford is losing her mind! Ford drags Shida to a drop zone as the crowd says, “This is Awesome!” Jericho agrees with them as Ford climbs up. Ford moonsaults, but FLOPS! Shida hits the BLINDSIDE WIZARD! And then the SHINING WIZARD! But she’s not done, she gives Ford the FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW!?
Shida grits her teeth, drags Ford up, and runs again, to SHINING WIZARD!! Cover, NOW Shida wins!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
The Warrior Queen still sits on her throne! It took a lot but Shida pulled it off! What will it take to pull that title off of her?
AEW presents Technique By Taz, on Jon Moxley!
We’ve gotten this before, but it is updated now that he’s beaten even more opponents with his toughness, experience and heart, as well as the Paradigm Shift, his patented butterfly underhook DDT. The key is how deep you can get those underhooks. But doing it on a super athlete like Brian Cage, with that “absurd thickness” of muscles, will be impossible. Taz promises Moxley has never ever dealt with a bloodthirsty monster like Cage.
AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Jake Hager w/ Catalina!
The American Nightmare has put himself on a workhorse schedule with title defenses three weeks straight against young and hungry stars. But now, he goes up against a man as equally experienced but far bigger, stronger and meaner. Will Cody keep this run going? Or will the Big Hurt put the hurt on him and end the dream?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the biggest challenge for the champion begins!
Cody and Hager circle and tie up, Hager powers Cody to a corner, but lets up quick. Cody keeps his cool as he and Hager circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks, Cody waistlocks, but Hager elbows out hard! Hager runs, Cody follows, and Cody forearms! Cody kicks but Hager blocks and shoves him down! Hager flexes and roars but Cody keeps his cool as he rests in a corner. Cody comes back and circles with Hager again, then Cody rushes to get a leg. Hager holds him off, facelocks back, but Cody wrenches out to a headlock. Hager powers up but Cody cranks the headlock. The crowd rallies for Cody as Hager powers up again and powers out of the hold. Hager runs Cody over with a shoulder, then keeps moving.
Cody stays low, jumps up, but Hager catches him to ram him into the buckles! The ref counts but Hager throws a hard body shot! Cody stumbles to another corner but he throws hands back. Hager turns things around to throw more body shots! The ref backs Hager off but Hager comes back to dig his forearms in. Hager whips Cody corner to corner, Cody goes up and over then sunset flips, TWO! Hager has the Ankle Lock! Cody rolls, and gets the Ankle Lock for his own! Hager kicks Cody away, the two reset, and the crowd chants, “This is Wrestling!” Arn shouts at Hager but Hager steps out to confront him. Cody runs over but Hager elbows him away! Hager still steps to Arn, but Cody triangle LEAPS! Cody takes Hager down and the crowd fires up!
Cody puts Hager in, climbs up top and leaps, but into Hager’s arms! Hager pops Cody up but Cody slips out to drop toehold! Cody has the CALF KILLER! But Hager dribbles Cody’s head off the mat! Cody comes back, trips Hager and gets the Figure Four! Hager endures, keeps those shoulders up, then reaches to get the ropebreak! Cody lets go at 4, Jericho plugs the commercial sweepstakes, and Cody hits Beautiful Disaster! Hager staggers but stays up, so Cody leaps again. But into a SPINE BUSTER! Both men are down, Hager clutches the leg and Cody rolls out of the ring. Hager hobbles after him, but then CHOKES ARN!! Cody goes after Hager, but Hager switches and GERMAN SUPLEXES Cody to the floor! AEW goes picture in picture, #FyterNightmare!
Hager looms over Cody as the ref says to get this in the ring. Hager drags Cody up, and throws him to barriers instead! Cody clutches his arms and ribs while Hager gets some praise from his wife. Hager goes back to Cody but Cody throws CHOPS! Cody CHOPS and punches but Hager CLOBBERS him! Hager refreshes the count, smiles for pictures with the wife, but Cody gets back in the ring. Hager takes his time following after, then scoops and slams Cody down! Hager runs to drop a big elbow! Cover, TWO! Hager grows annoyed with Cody but he stays on him. Hager drags Cody up by his weight belt to choke him on the ropes! The ref counts, Hager lets up, but Cody throws punches back. Hager knees low then throws Cody out! Catalina steps all over Cody! Those heels hurt!
The ref counts as Cody manages to get up, but Hager puts him in the ring. Hager walks into body shots and haymakers, but then he knees low again. Hager shoves, Cody dodges, and leaps, but Hager sends him into ropes! AEW returns to single picture, looms over Cody and rains down big hands. Hager chokes Cody at the ropes then toys with him. Cody hits back but Hager keeps pushing him around. Cody ROCKS Hager with uppercuts! Hager knees low again, throws Cody back out, then goes after him with a chinbar. Hager aims for the post, but Arn is in the way! The ref warns Arn, but Cody POSTS Hager! Cody hobbles and brings Hager into the ring. Cody runs but into the sleeper hold! Cody uses the corner to climb and drop Hager down! Cover, TWO! And Hager still has the hold!
Cody fights against the sleeper, and hits a jawbreaker! Hager lets him go, and Cody runs to the corner. He springboards, for the NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Both men are down and the crowd is rallying! Arn and Catalina coach up their guys as Cody covers, TWO! Hager is up but Cody grits his teeth. Cody throws his weight belt away and BOOTS! Cody throws hands and kicks for the Rhodes Uppercut! Hager wobbles, Cody whips him corner to corner, but Hager reverse. Hager runs in, but Cody goes up and over, to get the spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO! Both men are down again, but Hager crawls to a corner. Cody gets up, runs in, but Hager boots him down! HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Hager gets up and has Cody in the corner again. Hager brings Cody up to TOSS across the way! Then he runs corner to corner, for a BIGGER HAGER BOMB, into boots! Cody grabs Hager for an inverted DDT! Cover, TWO! Cody is growing frustrated but he still has something to give. The crowd rallies up and Cody climbs up. Hager stands, goes up top with Cody, for a SUPER ARM-DRAG! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Hager can’t believe it! Both men are down but their coaches rally for them. Hager circles Cody like a shark, grabs the leg, and has the Ankle Lock! Cody endures, reaches, Arn shouts at him to keep fighting, and Cody gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Hager lets go, but Catalina SLAPS him!
Hager grabs the leg again for the Ankle Lock! Arn distracts and here comes Dustin! The Natural has no love lost for Hager! Hager runs into an uppercut! Cody grabs Hager for the dragon sleeper, but Hager powers out and URENAGES! Arm-triangle, but Cody makes it a cover! CODY WINS!!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Hager thinks he won, but he didn’t! Cody snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. Hager argues with the ref, then DECKS him! That’s a fine. Referees and security rush out and tell Hager to leave. Hager glares at Cody as he does, then leaves with Catalina. Will Hager come back to try again? Or is Cody moving on to new challengers on his workhorse schedule?
AEW hears from Darby Allin.
“What the hell do you mean I’m not medically cleared?” Do they think he’ll just sit on his ass and- Well, they hang up on Darby, but he’s already got plans. Skateboard drop in! Zip-line dropkick! Grind the rail, ride the ramps, set a friend on fire as he goes for a jump. Ride up, stop on the edge, jump to the rail, back flip back to the board. The undead daredevil is keeping sharp, but when will AEW let him back in the ring?
Orange Cassidy heads to the ring!
Chris Jericho is furious that Freshly Squeezed is showing up. Their match isn’t until next week! But Cassidy brings a chair over to commentary, because he’s taking a seat. Cassidy puts his feet up on the desk and Jericho complains, but it seems Cassidy is here to watch the last two matches of the night.
Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful!
Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy are pumped to have a tag team legend in their corner, but Santana and Ortiz always have Jericho with them in spirit. With the tag titles on the line later tonight, who takes a big step towards becoming contenders?
The teams sort out and Santana starts against Kassidy while Jericho complains about Cassidy. Kassidy and Santana circle, Santana talks trash to the young guy, and gives him a free shot. Kassidy takes him up on that, and SLAPS Santana. Santana just laughs that off, but things speed up. Kassidy slides out, then in, then wrecks Santana with a dropkick! Ortiz hurries over then up, but gets a dropkick from Quen! Quen is a step stool for Kassidy to FLY! That trust fall takes PNP down! Kassidy brings Santana up and in and tags in Quen. Private Party sets Santana up for the standing moonsault! Cover, TOW, but Quen moonsaults off the ropes! Cover, TWO, but Quen tags in Kassidy. Private Party whips Santana, atomic drop and enziguri! Cover, TWO!
Kassidy keeps on Santana with a rain of rights, but Santana powers out. Santana knees low then CHOPS Kassidy! Kassidy is stinging, Santana CHOPS again, then whips Kassidy. Kassidy goes up but Ortiz anchors him! Santana tags Ortiz before he SPINE BUSTERS Kassidy! And then feeds him to Ortiz’s step-in DDT! Santana dead lift GERMANS Kassidy, and Ortiz drags him into a roll and ground octopus stretch! Kassidy endures as the crowd rallies up. Ortiz lets Kassidy go to throw him down hard! Ortiz talks trash as AEW goes picture in picture, #FyterPrivateParty.
Ortiz snap suplexes Kassidy down, covers, TWO! Ortiz stays between Kassidy and Quen as he brings Kassidy up. Tag to Santana, Ortiz suplexes Kassidy up while Santana climbs up. PNP combine for a crossbody suplex! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps his eyes on Quen but then toys with Kassidy. Kassidy gets up and CHOPS, Santana BOOTS him down! Santana has Kassidy in the corner and clubs him back. Kassidy shoves and fights out, but Santana gets in Quen’s face. Kassidy boots Santana down but Santana intercepts his leap with a gut wrench. But Kassidy slips out and tags in Quen! Quen dodges and PELES Santana down! Quen hits Ortiz, then builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP out onto Santana!
The crowd fires up with Quen as he brings Santana back up and in. Quen springboards but Santana gets under. Tag to Ortiz, Quen runs back but his leap is blocked. Quen manages to rebound off the ropes and sunset flips Santana, but Santana sips out, Ortiz steps in, dropkick Penalty Kick combo! Ortiz flexes as Santana tosses Kassidy in! Ortiz puts Quen in the camel clutch while Santana puts Kassidy in the Gory Especial! And then they combine for the Gory Camel Crab! The ref reprimands and counts but PNP lets Private Party go. Ortiz brings Quen up as AEW returns to single picture. Ortiz CHOPS Quen down, then brings him around for a Gory Especial of his own. Santana tags in and CHOPS Quen! Ortiz hands Quen off to Santana’s Cobra Twist.
Quen endures as the fans rally up for him. Quen fights back and hip tosses out! Santana intercepts Quen’s leap but Kassidy reaches out to tag! Santana brings Quen to the PNP corner but Ortiz tells him about the tag. Quen gets away, Santana tags Ortiz, Kassidy hits Ortiz! Kassidy throws forearms over and over on Santana, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Kassidy pumps up but Santana shoves him at Ortiz. Kassidy triangle STUNNERS Ortiz! Santana brings Kassidy up, Kassidy elbows back and moonsaults over! Kassidy then TORNILLOS onto PNP! Kassidy fires up as the crowd chants, “This is Awesome!” Kassidy brings Ortiz up and into the ring and climbs up top. Kassidy leaps, SWANTON! Cover, TWO!!
Jericho rallies for his team while Hardy coaches up Private Party. Kassidy gets to the corner, brings Ortiz up to the top rope, then tags in Quen. Kassidy throws forearms and Quen climbs up, but Ortiz trips Quen up! Santana pulls Kassidy away then gets a boost from Ortiz for a back somersault CUTTER! Kassidy is down, Ortiz gut wrenches Quen up for a SUPER SIT-OUT BOMB! Roll back to Santana, reverse bomb into buckles! Then PNP IN MOTION! They drag Quen back up, TU LO SABE! Cover, but Kassidy breaks it up! Hardy cheers and the crowd rallies up. The teams regroup, Santana throws Kassidy out. Santana goes out to whips Kassidy into barriers! Ortiz tags Santana and Santana has the mad ball! But Hardy snatches it away! Ortiz goes after Hardy but Quen rolls Santana! TWO!!
Quen tries again, bridges, TWO!! Santana BOOTS Quen then SUPERKICKS! Santana tags Ortiz, PNP coordinates, but Quen fights out! Quen pulls Santana’s headband! Kassidy saves Quen, SLING BREAKER to Ortiz! Quen comes in, GIN & JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!
Winners: Private Party, by pinfall
Ortiz just missed the break-up, and that allows Private Party wins! Hardy celebrates with his new students, is this the beginning of a #HardyParty in AEW?
Jericho gets upset that Quen and Kassidy come by, so he splashes water at them. Then he splashes water at Cassidy! Cassidy gets up, moves the chair aside, and Jericho goes after him! Security hurries to keep this from turning into a brawl, but Jericho threatens, “NEXT WEEK! NEXT WEEK!” Will Freshly Squeezed pop off on Jericho to finish Fyter Fest?
Backstage interview with Kenny Omega & Hangman Page.
Dasha asks the Cleaner and the Cowboy how they’re feeling before their title defense in the main event. Hangman’s feeling great. He loves Best Friends, Trent and Chuck. People have been saying those two deserve a title shot, and Hangman agrees. But when they get that shot against Omega and Page, “the word ‘deserve’ dries up.” Omega says that week after week after week, they have defeated team after team this division has thrown at them. This week will be no different. The champions will still be the champions, bidding us all adieu and good night. Will that be the case against the Kentucky Gentleman and #JustTrent?
Big news for Fyter Fest Night 2!
After the amazing win Private Party scored tonight, they get to have a tag title match already! The winners of the title main event move on, who will be joining Quen and Kassidy in the ring?
But sadly, this is because the AEW World Championship match must be postponed. Do not worry, it won’t be for too long! Because in two weeks, Dynamite becomes Fight for the Fallen 2020!! Will Cage finally get to fight for the title and destroy the Maniac? But speaking of…
Taz and Brian Cage head to the ring!
The Suplex Machine leads THE Machine, and Taz has the mic to speak. “The cat’s out of the bag now, right?” Everyone knows what they found out earlier today. It won’t be next week but 7/15/20 that The Machine gets his opportunity at the AEW World Championship. Some might think, “Wow, Taz and Cage are probably pissed off about this.” No they’re not. They’re not upset Mox bought himself some time, maybe politic’d, whatever it was. Because they’re easy like Sunday morning.
And Taz wants to pull back the curtain again. He had a “nice, healthy conversation” with Tony Khan. It was interesting. Mr. Khan told Taz that Mox is “concerned’ for the health and well-being of the AEW staff. That’s weird to Taz. Correct him if he’s wrong but, Mox has been tested not once but twice and he’s been negative both times. If Mox decided to get his ass here next week, he’d be tested again because as we all know, AEW doesn’t run a sloppy shop. Taz says Mox has the case of one thing: the chicken sh*ts. Mox is afraid of Cage, and he should be. Cage will beat Mox’s brains in and take the title form his dumbass. So Fight for the Fallen, “Who better than Brian Cage to be AEW World Champion?” Nobody.
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Best Friends!
We heard from the champions, but the challengers roll up in style, courtesy of Mama Baretta! Will the longer established team finally become best champions? Or will the drinking buddies be celebrating big after tonight?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the true test of tag team bonds begins!
Teams sort out, and it will be Chuckie T against Omega. These two circle, the crowd fires up and the two tie up. Omega powers Chuck back but Chuck turns it around. Chuck lets up but whips and rolls Omega. Chuck gets a takedown, things speed up, Chuck dodges and avoids the V-Trigger. Chuck kicks low, whips, Omega goes up and over then around, only for Chuckie to arm-drag him around! Omega headscissors but Chuck pops out, and the two stand off. The crowd cheers as the two circle again. They tag their partners, and now Hangman steps to Trent. They tie up, Hangman headlocks but Trent powers out. Hangman bumps Trent but Trent stays up. Hangman goes again, Trent still stays up so Hangman rocks him! Trent throws forearms and Hangman throws them back!
The two go back and forth, Hangman gets the edge and ROCKS Trent! Hangman runs, Trent reels him in, SAIDO SUPLEX! Trent brings Hangman up to kick in the back! Tag to chuck, Best Friends whip and run Hangman over! Chuck stomps Hangman to the ropes, clubs him down, then brings him up for a suplex! Cover, TWO! Chuck keeps his cool, forearms Hangman to the corner and tags Trent. Best Friends double whip but Hangman breaks the line to run Trent over! Then he snap suplexes Chuck onto Trent! Tag to Omega and he hits Chuck down. Omega brings Trent up, scoops him and hits a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool and tags Hangman back in.
Omega and Hangman stomp Trent then trade off CHOPS! They double whip Trent, kick low, kick again, then run to BOOT and KOTARO KRUSHER! Standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps his cool, drags Trent back up, and clubs Trent back. But here come FTR to join the party. Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood have beach chairs and a cooler as they go to commentary. Hangman returns to Trent but Trent CHOPS him back! Hangman knees low, tags in Omega, and the champs mug Trent. Omega clubs away and stomps Trent down hard. The ref backs Omega up, FTR have a beer, and AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWLastCall.
Omega bumps Trent off buckles, brings him back up and around, and bumps him off Hangman’s boot! Tag to Hangman, he claps along with the fans, and then brings Trent up again. Hangman suplexes Trent high and hard, then covers, TWO! Hangman keeps his eyes on Chuck, who is still pretty sore. Hangman brings Trent up and bumps him off Omega’s boot. Omega tags in, he keeps on Trent at the ropes with clubbing forearms, then stomps him down. Omega brings Trent back up, brings him over, and tags in Hangman. Hangman climbs and LEAPS to drop ax handles! That was some elevation. Chuck creeps close and Hangman swings on him, but Chuck gets away clean.
Hangman brings Trent up again, chokes him on the ropes, but lets up at the ref’s count. Hangman brings Trent up again, snapmares him down to a grounded cobra twist. Trent endures and fights up, then throws forearms and CHOPS! Hangman knees low, clubs Trent back, then has him in a corner. AEW returns to single picture as Hangman whips Trent corner to corner hard! Trent tumbles up the corner then back down, into Hangman’s clothesline! Omega wants to see that again, so Hangman whips Trent corner to corner. Chuckie saves Trent and Trent LARIATS Hangman down! Omega runs in but Trent gets him for a tornado DDT! Trent’s mom cheers as Trent hot tags Chuckie!
Chuckie dodges Hangman, throws him out, then FLIES onto the champions! The crowd is fired up with the Kentucky Gentleman as he clubs away on Hangman. Chuckie stomps Hangman into the barriers, but Omega BOOTS him back! Trent DIVES to hit Omega, then feeds him to Chuckie for the OVERHEAD suplex onto Hangman! The champions are wrecked and the ref checks on them both. Chuckie drags Hangman up as the crowd cheers for “A E DUB!” Chuck Falcon Arrows Hangman, covers, TWO! Chuckie keeps his cool as he tags in Trent. Best Friends bring Hangman up, but hangman denies Sole Food. Hangman clotheslines Chuck out, dodges Trent, and Fall Away Slams! To kip up and PESCADO onto Chuckie!
Hangman returns to Trent, runs, spins but Trent dodges, only to get a LARIAT! Omega tags in, climbs up and leaps, missile dropkick to the back! Omega hurries to bring Trent up, fisherman for FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Trent lives and Omega grows frustrated. Omega drags Trent up and around, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton, to moonsault onto knees! Trent gets up, runs and PSYCHO KNEES Omega! Tag to Chuck, Chuck drags Omega up, SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, but Hangman breaks it! Chuck brings Hangman up to throw him out, then he runs at Omega. Omega boots back, then elbows him. Chuck tries again, gets buckles but KNEES back! Omega ducks Chuck to SNAP DRAGON!
Tag to Trent, SNAP DRAGON! Chuck staggers into another SNAP DRAGON! The Best Friends are in the corner together, Hangman tags in. Hangman runs in to corner clothesline sandwich, Omega adds his back elbow. Chuck gets the roaring elbow, then pop-up GERMAN! The champs give Trent a pop-up BOMB, flip over, V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Trent lives but the champs coordinate. Trent flounders up in their cross hairs, but Chuck anchors Omega! Trent dodges Buck Shot, Alabama lift, Chuck goes up! STRONG ZERO!! Cover, but Omega breaks it!! Omega and Chuck brawl, V-TRIGGER, to Electric Chair, but Chuck slips out! AWFUL WAFFLE!!
Best Friends get up and hug! But then Chuck pushes Trent away and Hangman BOOTS Chuck down! Trent throws forearms and CHOPS on Hangman, but Hangman whips him for the DISCUS! And another! Trent flounders into Hangman’s lift, but he slips out of the bomb to Alabama lift! Hangman sunset flips, Trent sits down, TWO!! Hangman escapes and even FTR is loving this! Trent brings Hangman up and in, but Hangman Alabama lifts, DEADEYE! Cover, TWO!?! Trent still lives and the crowd rallies up. Hangman goes to the apron, takes off the elbow pad, slingshots, BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman and Omega win!
Winner: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The Best Friends gave Omega and Hangman the biggest fight of their reign yet! And to help them celebrate, FTR offers them a beer. Well, Omega doesn’t drink alcohol but Hangman does, so he accepts. Hangman chugs while Omega does raise the bottle to cheer FTR. Omega pours the beer out and that upsets FTR. Even Hangman’s upset about the waste! The Young Bucks hurry out to keep this from getting rough. FTR has to work with the Bucks on Night 2, will they be able to? As for Omega and Page, can they keep things going and beat Private Party?
An incredible night! This was definitely PPV worthy stuff to fit Fyter Fest from last year. Having Jericho on commentary for most of the night was amazing, for one. And I give AEW credit for finding a way to work-shoot the Moxley COVID situation. Two weeks was not going to be enough time for Mox to quarantine and still be ready for a match with Cage. AEW also manages to make July a three week streak of great events as Fight for the Fallen returns to still give us the world title match. We get a great tag opener and it almost felt like there could be dysfunction between MJF and Wardlow after how that match finished. Private Party and Proud ‘n’ Powerful had a great match that was a lot later in the card than I thought. And AEW made a great adjustment to give Private Party a title match now to fill for Night 2.
The only downside of AEW tonight was the status quo was kept, but at the same time, this wasn’t exactly the time for a big change. Ford isn’t quite there yet, but she and Shida had a great match. Cody and Hager also had a really good match, and I’m surprised there was no blood. With Archer and Janela getting into it tonight, their match next week better be brutal. And then the Murderhawk Monster should come back around to the TNT Championship to give us an even better match then what we got at Double or Nothing. The tag title match was spectacular, though I was a bit unsure about having FTR show up. It didn’t exactly foreshadow much, but it all makes sense with the beer celebration after. I just hope Hangman and Omega don’t break up because of wasted beer. That’s basically the bad parts of American wrestling writing that AEW should actually avoid. Omega & Page VS Private Party is still going to be awesome, but I would think Omega and Page win again to get into a rivalry with FTR.
My Score: 9.5/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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