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Will Orange Cassidy literally pay?



AEW Dynamite Coverage

It’s AEW Tag Team Appreciation Night!

AEW celebrates tag team wrestling with FTR hosting Dynamite! Plus, the AEW World Tag Team Championships are on the line!


  • The Young Bucks VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson; The Young Bucks win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Scorpio Sky; Cody wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega VS Jurassic Express; Hangman & Omega win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Division.
  • Hikaru Shida VS Heather Monroe; Shida wins.
  • $7000 Obligation Match: Chris Jericho VS Orange Cassidy; Cassidy wins and does NOT have to pay Jericho $7000.


The Young Bucks VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson!

Matt and Nick Jackson didn’t appreciate how The Dark Order handled business in last week’s massive 12 Man Tag match, so they’re going to bring things down to a 2v2 level. Will Uno and Stu be forced to join the Superkick Party?

But before even hitting the ring, the Bucks have to fight off Numbers 3, 4 and 5! The Beaver Boys and Alan Angels are all over Matt and Nick! They club Matt down then mug Nick to kick away, and BOOT him down the ramp! The crowd and limited fans boo, but Uno and Stu come out to commend their comrades. Stu and Uno dump Nick into the ring and this match begins!

Uno drags Nick up to throw haymakers, then bump him off buckles. Tag to Stu and they stomp away on Nick. The ref reprimands and counts but Uno lets up to exit. Stu bumps Nick off buckles, CHOPS him, then brings him back over. Nick jawbreakers free and runs, but Uno dumps him out! The Numbers swarm and whip Nick into a wall! But Matt FLIES off the stage to wipe the Numbers out! Stu DIVES into Matt! Nick is in the ring, Uno clobbers him and covers, TWO! Uno throws haymakers, whips Nick to the corner then tags in Stu. Stu whips Uno in to corner uppercut, then feeds him to Stu’s uppercut. Uno scoops and slams Nick next to Stu’s knee. The Dark Order pose then Stu covers, TWO!

Stu keeps on Nick with a snapmare, runs and Penalty Kicks Nick down! The crowd rallies for Nick but Stu tags Uno back in. Uno CHOPS Nick in the corner, tags Stu back in, and Uno whips Stu in, into a boot! Nick boots Uno, too, but swings into a back suplex. Nick lands on his feet, Stu tries but Nick lands on his feet again! Hot tag to Matt! Matt climbs up and crossbodies both Uno and Stu down! Matt rallies with fast hands but Stu kicks low. Stu and Uno double whip, Matt dodges and double LARIATS! Matt keeps going as he brings Stu up and tags in Nick. The bucks double wrench, double CHOP and double whip to double elbow. They drop the splash and the fist, then they catch Uno with kicks. Gutbuster to neckbreaker backbreaker!

Uno bails out, Stu runs into an elbow from Nick. Nick goes up and leaps to arm-drag! Nick mule kicks, sweeps the legs, then tags in Matt. Stu dropkicks Nick’s legs out, kips up and handsprings to dropkick both bucks! Stu urenages but Matt arm-drags out! Stu tags Uno, fakes Matt out, and Uno catches Matt for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Uno drops a leg, brother, and covers, TWO! Uno complains about the count but he keeps on Matt with a CHOP. The crowd rallies up as Uno wrenches and hits a snapmare style neckbreaker! Tag to Stu while Matt bails out to the apron. Stu hits the senton atomico on that apron!

Stu stays between Matt and his corner to then choke Matt on ropes! The ref counts, Stu lets up, but Stu drags Matt up to feed him to Uno’s boot. Tag to Uno, the Dark Order OG CLAW Matt’s back! Uno drags Matt up but Matt throws haymakers back! Uno throat chops! Matt gasps while Uno undoes his wrist tape. The ref takes that tape away so Uno pokes Matt’s eyes! Tag to Stu, Stu keeps between the Bucks and toys with Matt. Matt hits back with body shots and haymakers, but Stu dropkicks him out! Stu argues with the ref but Uno uses that distraction to RAM Matt into the apron! Uno puts Matt in, Stu covers, TWO!

Stu keeps on Matt with knees and a rain of right hands. The crowd continues to rally as Stu drags Matt up. Uno tags in, Uno headbutts Matt’s back, then brings Matt up to CHOP him again. Matt throws haymakers, Uno CHOPS, repeat! Uno rakes Matt’s eyes to put him in the corner, but lets up at 4. Stu holds Matt but Matt fights free! Matt rocks Stu then throw haymakers on Uno. Uno shoves, Stu trips and drags Matt out, but Matt POSTS Stu first! The Numbers freak out, and then surround Matt. Matt goes UNDER the ring! And pops out the side! Matt almost makes it but Uno brings him away! Uno gives the ref Matt’s foot to then hit a neckbreaker! Uno taunts Nick as he whips Matt away. Matt comes back to SPEAR Uno down!

The crowd rallies as Matt and Uno crawl, Stu tags in but Nick avoids the attack. Matt throws haymakers, but Uno BOOTS Matt down! The ref reprimands but it’s within the 10 count. Uno pops Matt up for Stu’s Electric Chair, but Matt POISON-RANAS! Hot tag to Nick! Nick rallies with his favorite combination of kicks! He shining wizards Uno, then hits the bulldog clothesline combo! “Best comeback in the business!” Nick shoulders Uno, slingshots and facebusters! Then he cartwheel moonsaults, but Stu catches him! Stu tries to lawn dart Nick but Nick slips off and shoves Stu into the crowd of AEW wrestlers! Stu avoids crashing into Luther, Serpentico and The Hybrid2 while Nick SUPERKICKS Uno on the apron! Nick sees Stu flying in to SUPERKICK him out of the air!!

Nick goes back to the ring, tags in Matt, and the Bucks have Uno. Uno fires off forearms but he runs into a trip and a basement dropkick! The crowd fires up as the Bucks coordinate, springboard splash and moonsault, the Risky Business! Cover, TWO! Uno survives but Matt keeps his cool as he drags Uno up. Matt puts Uno in the ropes and holds him, for Nick to triangle SWANTON! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Matt grows frustrated but the crowd still rallies. Tag to Nick, the Bucks double whip Uno, but Stu saves him from the kicks. Uno elbows and boots back, Stu slingshots and steps over Uno to RANA Matt! Nick staggers into a shove, KNEE and kangaroo boost! “GET OVER HERE!” OVERHEAD suplex sends Nick onto Matt!

The Dark Order coordinate, YIN ‘N’ YANG, the 450 and CANNONBALL! Cover on Nick, TWO!! Nick survives and keeps the Bucks alive in the match, to the shock of the Dark Order! Uno coordinates things and tags back in. Uno and Stu have Nick, suplex but Nick slips out! Nick shoves Uno, Stu leap frogs, Uno tries again, ROUNDHOUSE BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, but Matt breaks it! They forgot about the other Buck, but Stu tags back in to clobber him! Stu drags Matt up to dump out ramp side. Stu pursues, and he throws Matt further down into the tunnel. The Numbers stand in Matt’s way while Stu tags Uno. The Dark Order brings Nick up, Gory Especial, FATALITY DENIED! Nick sunset flips Uno, The Bucks win!!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

By the skin of their teeth, Matt and Nick snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! The Dark Order can’t stop the Bucks, will Matt and Nick head back to the AEW World Tag Team Championship picture?


Wardlow knocks on MJF’s door.

MJF comes out, gets his gum, and this new gum guy is good. Nina takes credit for the hire, but MJF says she needs to speak when spoken. Other than that, great job. MJF keeps Lee Johnson from getting ahead of him, only MJF gets the spotlight. Will MJF have more platitudes to share on his road to All Out?


AEW stars share their favorite tag teams of all time!

The World Tag Team Champions, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page, share theirs first. Omega’s says The Young Bucks. Just look at all they’ve done! Hangman was going to say himself and Omega. Well, okay, but technically they’re still just two singles guys in a team. But The Bucks have done so much for pro-wrestling and tag team wrestling. “They reinvented tag team wrestling. They’re the gods of tag team wrestling.” But will Omega see himself and Hangman in a better light after defending their titles tonight?


MJF heads to the ring.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman leads the way as he and his campaign staff walk out on stage. We’ll hear from the 2020 championship hopeful after the break.

AEW returns as MJF stands at his podium. “Thank you, thank you,” he says to the booing crowds. Before he starts, he wants to implore us again in using #MJF2020 and #NotMyChampion on social media. Now, MJF has some interesting stats- Wait. Nina! SMILE!! Nina nods and smiles, and MJF feels better. Isn’t she a kidder? She’s just the best. But moving on, his assistant will show us the great polling numbers. MJF has 500% of the vote while Moxley has NEGATIVE 1000%, as if that’s all even possible. “You gotta love it.” The numbers don’t lie and neither does he. But we’re not here to talk numbers, no. There are much more important things. MJF might get emotional because he cares about our well-being. AEW Faithful, he mourns for your belief in Moxley, because today it dies.

Dictator Jon has made it clear, he doesn’t care about you. Otherwise, he’d be here tonight. But MJF is here. MJF will always be here, and that is a promise as your candidate. MJF is man enough to admit he has to take responsibility for Moxley’s absence. Dictator Jon isn’t here because he is afraid. He’s afraid of change and of MJF. It is perfectly understandable. Dictator Jon is in unfamiliar territory, because he doesn’t know how to handle someone with more talent than him. And he definitely doesn’t know how to deal with a pro-wrestler who won’t just look up at the lights for him. But because MJF cares about the fans who want him here, MJF wants Moxley to feel comfortable enough to show up tonight.

Therefore, MJF has his people move his podium so that he can lie down. “This better, Jon?” Is he in his comfort zone yet? The sad thing, “Jonathan,” is that MJF didn’t start this to have beef with Moxley, or a rivalry. MJF started this campaign because the company deserves quality. Moxley is a great wrestler, but he’s not a leader. Moxley is a dog. “A rabid dog chasing cars. You wouldn’t even know what to do with one if you caught it!” But there in lies the issue. Moxley has caught it. Moxley has the finest car, “Pretty Platinum,” the AEW World Championship. But if Moxley wants to prove MJF wrong, perhaps he should hand the keys over. Give them to a real leader. Why wait until All Out? Give the keys over to someone who is better than you, and you know it. “Fork the keys over, to me.” Because Mox knows, MJF knows, and the fans all know, that #WeDeserveBetter!

But wait! Moxley IS here! MJF knows Moxley comes in from the bleachers so MJF sends Wardlow and his men up there. MJF wants them to get “that idiot,” but MJF is the idiot, because Moxley actually did come out from the entry way! Moxley storms down the ramp to CLOBBER MJF! Moxley mugs MJF and throws him into his own podium! And then hits a PARADIGM SHIFT!! The crowd loves Moxley for laying MJF out and breaking the podium as he leaves! “Don’t you think for one second that makes us even! No not even close!” After what MJF did last week, he and Moxley won’t be even until All Out! Moxley will teach MJF a painful lesson in humility, and that this will be a very bitter pill for him to swallow! MJF clutches his neck and claims he can’t get up on his own. Will he rethink his smear campaign of The Maniac?


Backstage interview with Matt Hardy!

Hardy has a huge bandage on his head given the big gash Sammy Guevara gave him last week. Hardy is going to come back after waiting another 10 days. He’s alive because he doesn’t die. Hardy has seen red for all seven days, and will until he gets to make Sammy bleed just as much as he did! 10 days is just enough time for a very special Saturday Night Dynamite! Hardy is going to kick Sammy’s “weird little ass!” Tempers are flaring tonight, management wants Hardy to go home, but Hardy will not until he’s found Sammy! Sammy is “an obnoxious ant that needs to be squashed!” Hardy’s rage and fury will end Sammy! Is Hardy okay?

Hardy finds someone in a jacket and hat and thinks it’s Sammy! Hardy attacks, and it was just referee Mike Posey! Will Matt Hardy see clearly after he finally gets his hands on the Spanish God?


AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Scorpio Sky!

The American Nightmare is willing to take on all comers, and SoCal Uncensored’s Closer wants his! Will Scorpio #ReachForTheSky and grab the gold?

AEW returns and gold is the right word, as the TNT Championship finally has its complete plating! The Nightmare Family follows Cody out, from Coach Arn Anderson to Dustin Rhodes, QT Marshall, Brandi Rhodes, and even QT’s girlfriend, Allie! The introductions are made, the shining title is raised, and this already incredible match begins!

Scorpio and Cody circle, give a fist bump of respect then tie up. Cody puts Scorpio in a corner but Scorpio pushes and headlocks to a takeover. Cody headscissors, Scorpio pops out, roles reverse as Cody headlock takeovers and Scorpio headscissors. Cody pops out, roles reverse back the other way and Scorpio denies the headscissors this time. Cody fights up, grabs a leg but Scorpio grinds the hold. Cody powers out but Scorpio runs him over. Things speed up. Cody hurdles, Scorpio hurdles, then Scorpio ducks the crossbody to send Cody tumbling out! Cody catches his breath, and Scorpio holds the ropes open. Cody goes up but then Scorpio ditches him. Cody gets in without letting that upset him, and the two go again.

Scorpio headlocks, Cody powers out, they collide but neither falls. Cody double guns so Scorpio runs. Cody hip tosses, Scorpio blocks and reverses but Cody blocks that hip toss back. Cody hip tosses Scorpio OUT of the ring! Scorpio manages to save himself from a horrible landing but now Cody gives back the rope holding. Cody waits but Scorpio flat out refuses. Scorpio slides in, he and Cody circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks but Scorpio kicks low! Cody staggers from the banged up ribs, but Scorpio whips him. Cody ducks, dodges and ducks again, into a kick! But Cody powers through to clothesline Scorpio and himself out! Cody and Scorpio get up and start brawling! Scorpio blocks an apron bump to give it, then throws body shots!

Cody ROCKS Scorpio back, clubs him, but the ring count climbs! Both men get in at 9! Cody kicks and uppercuts, but Scorpio puts him in a corner. Scorpio knees away then backs off to run in. Cody goes up and over, and catches Scorpio for a spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO, and AEW goes picture in picture, #NightmareSky.

Cody keeps his cool despite the pain in his ribs. He gets up and poses for the crowd. Scorpio gets out of the ring, Cody pursues out the side, and throws body shots in return for earlier. Cody puts Scorpio in, wrenches and arm-drags, then clamps on with a mounted wristlock. Scorpio endures but Cody hammerlocks the arm to STOMP! Cody then KICKS Scorpio in the head, covers, TWO! Cody keeps his cool again as he fires up the crowd. Scorpio sits up, Cody stands him up and puts him in a corner. Cody CHOPS, but then Scorpio CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! Scorpio follows Cody but Cody body shots! Cody trips Scorpio, goes after the arm again but Scorpio keeps his shoulders up.

Cody brings Scorpio up to wrench, twist the wrist and hit a shoulder breaker! Scorpio drops to his knees while Cody blows a kiss to the crowd. Cody ROCKS Scorpio with a right, brings him up and suplexes, to hold him up for a count of 10, GOURD BUSTER! Cody winces, his ribs bothering him. He still drops knees on Scorpio’s back and pulls on the legs. Cody brings Scorpio into a Bow ‘n’ Arrow as AEW returns to single picture. Scorpio endures as the crowd rallies, and Scorpio pops out to a cover! TWO, but Cody walks into a body shot! Scorpio whips Cody corner to corner but Cody goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Scorpio dodges to flapjack hotshot Cody’s ribs on the ropes! Cody writhes but he won’t let this stop him.

Scorpio hurries after Cody to hoist Cody up top. Scorpio CLUBS Cody’s back and has him in a Tree of Woe. Scorpio stomps away but lets up at the ref’s count. Cody flops out of the Tree, but Scorpio goes out to YANK him into the post! The ref reprimands but the damage is done. Cody gasps as Scorpio slides in. Scorpio watches Cody rise and he kicks the bad ribs. Scorpio shoves and catches Cody into a cobra twist! Cody endures as Scorpio twists and stretches the torso! Cody pries a leg off and hip tosses free! Scorpio gets up, Cody runs in but Scorpio sends him out! Cody lands on his feet on the ramp, but Scorpio shoulders, then SLINGSHOT CUTTERS Cody to the ramp! Brandi is worried as Scorpio puts Cody in and covers, TWO!!

Scorpio grits his teeth while he and Cody slowly sit up. The crowd rallies up, Scorpio is on Cody first and fisherman scoops. The back gives out, Cody hoists Scorpio up top! Cody ROCKS Scorpio with an uppercut, then climbs up to join him. Cody wants and gets the SUPERPLEX! But Scorpio cradle counters! TWO!! Scorpio swings, Cody dodges. Cody swings, Scorpio dodges! Scorpio fireman’s carries, TK- NO! Cody slips out, CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?! Scorpio survives and no one can believe it!! The crowd is loving “A E DUB!” as Cody gets back to his feet. Cody drags Scorpio back up, gut wrenches, but Scorpio tips the scales! Cody slips out, but runs into a COMPLETE SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!

The crowd rallies up as Scorpio thinks what he has to do. Cody clutches the ribs as he crawls to ropes. Scorpio goes out to the apron to bring Cody up. Scorpio slingshots but Cody denies the cutter! Cody has a SECOND CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody wins!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The American Nightmare won out against the Closer, but Scorpio did win his respect. But wait, there’s a message on the titantron from… Mr. Brodie Lee?! “They say that history is written by the winners.” On Saturday, August 22nd, Brodie Lee writes a very important piece of AEW History. Did Cody think that his transgression against The Dark Order would go unpunished? The Elite has been dispatched! And soon, Cody will put respect on Brodie’s name! Cody will put respect on the Dark Order’s name! Brodie takes that brand new piece of gold out of Cody’s hand, and will give Cody the old one back! Does The Exalted One believe he will end the American Nightmare and become THE TNT Champion?


More AEW stars name favorite tag teams!

Private Party shares theirs, and they both agree it’s the Hardy Boys! They were doing things no one saw before in their lives! The style, the gear, everything! And the entrance! No one can forget that! Will Private Party do the Hardy brothers proud and one day be just as unforgettable?


AEW World Tag Team Championships: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega VS Jurassic Express!

Speaking of unforgettable, surely these two teams already rank highly among them! But while the Cowboy and Cleaner differ on opinion, can they stay united while also staying champions? Or will Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus finally strike gold?

AEW returns as the champions make their separate entrances. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and Tag Team Appreciation Night gets golden!

Frankie Kazarian is spotted watching on behalf of SCU. Jungle Boy steps up to start, and Omega insists he start with him. They circle, the crowd fires up already, and the two tie up. Omega powers JB back to ropes and pulls hair, but lets up at 4. Omega goes to sucker punch but Stunt gets on the apron! Stunt obviously still remembers when Omega gave him a little extra something after the Six Man match against The Elite. Omega backs off of JB, to SLAP Stunt! The ref reprimands Omega and even Hangman has to say something while Luchasaurus keeps Stunt from jumping in.

Omega and JB circle again, they tie up, and Omega headlocks. JB powers out, things speed up, and JB trips Omega to then Oklahoma Roll! TOW, JB spins Omega around, reels him in but Omega blocks the fireman’s carry takedown, so JB rolls it the other way! JB has the armlock coming out of it and the crowd cheers. Omega gets up but JB CHOPS him! JB knuckle locks and springboards around to arm-drag Omega across the way! Omega gets mad and kicks at Stunt, but then Omega turns around into a dropkick! JB covers, TWO! JB drags Omega up, facelocks and tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus and JB kick away on Omega, then JB combines with Luchasaurus, wheelbarrow to a tornado Complete Shot! Luchasaurus covers, TWO!

Luchasaurus keeps close to Omega as Omega gets to a corner. Omega elbows back, throws forearms, but Luchasaurus swings back. Omega blocks and CHOPS! Luchasaurus whips Omega into the corner and fires off strikes! Luchasaurus wrenches Omega, JB tags in as Luchasaurus back suplexes Omega for a facebuster! JB uses Luchasaurus for the tipping point, knee-board senton! Cover, TWO! JB keeps his cool and drags Omega back up. Omega ROCKS JB back, then CLUBS him down! Omega keeps on JB and CHOPS! He headlocks but JB powers out. Hangman tags in, things speed up, Omega fakes JB out. JB dodges the kick but not Hangman’s sliding lariat! Cover, TWO!

Hangman drags JB up, CHOPS him, then whips him. JB reverses and leaps, into Hangman’s scoop slam! Hangman drags JB back up, to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps his cool as he brings JB up. Tag to Omega, the champs mug JB, then Omega tags JB back in. JB flounders up and see he’s surrounded. Hangman CHOPS, Omega CHOPS, repeat! JB CHOPS back on them both! JB mule kicks Omega, CHOPS Hanman and knuckle locks for another springboard! Hangman tips him up and then BOOTS Luchasaururs! TRIANGLE LARIAT for JB! AEW goes picture in picture for the PLANCHA, #EliteAsaurus

The crowd is fired up for Hangman as he stands over Jurassic Express. Omega joins in soaking it all up while Hangman catches his breath. Hangman brings JB back up and into the ring. Hangman drags JB up to CHOP him back down! JB kicks at Hangman but he ends up in enemy territory. Hangman stomps JB and tags Omega. Omega takes his time coming in before he ROCKS JB with a right! And then another! Omega stomps a mudhole into JB, even getting some air. Omega drags JB up to CLUB back down, then snapmares fast into a chinlock! Omega thrashes JB around but JB endures. Omega shifts to a facelock, JB tries to fight towards his corner, but Omega keeps him down with more forearms.

Omega powers JB back to the champions’ corner and rams him into the buckles. Omega CHOPS JB again, but JB CHOPS back! JB fights but Omega throws forearms and CHOPS. Omega hoists JB up top, CHOPS him again, and then climbs up fast to join him. Omega brings JB up but JB fights back! JB fires body shots, shoves Omega and elbows Hangman! JB leaps up and over, hot tags to Luchasaurus and Hangman! AEW returns to single picture as Luchasaurus rallies on Hangman and Omega! Luchasaurus back kicks then HEADBUTTS Hangman! Omega dodges but Luchasuaurs follows to BOOT him down! Hangman staggers into Luchasaurus’ scoop, but Omega saves Hangman. Luchasaurus handsprings under the double Polish hammers to HEEL KICK Omega! And ROUNDHOUSE Hangman!

Luchasaurus choke grips Hangman, for the CHOKE SLAMZILLA! Standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!! Hangman lives but Kaz seems stoic as he watches. Luchasaurus fireman’s carries but Hangman slips out. Omega tags in as Luchasaurus elbows him away. Luchasaurus runs, his boot misses, and Omega runs to V-TRIGGER! SNAP DRAGON!! Luchasaurus flounders to his feet, but Omega gets him again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Omega catches JB as he runs in, but JB arm-drags out of the full nelson! Omega slides out, Stunt laughs, Stunt gets a SNAP DRAGON to the floor! JB DIVES, Omega manages to catch him and swing him around, for a SNAP DRAGON!!

Omega gets back in the ring and climbs up top. Luchasaurus stands, Omega hits him with a missile dropkick to the back! Omega reels Luchasaurus in, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus lives and keeps the Express going. Omega calls for Hangman and Hangman gets JB into the ring. Hangman tags in, the champs have Jurassic Express in the corner. Corner clothesline! Corner elbow! Omega feeds Luchasaurus to Hangman’s rolling elbow! Pop-up but Luchasaurus resists the German Suplex. Luchasaurus elbows Hangman but gets a V-TIRGGER! JB tries to rana but Omega brings him up, POWERBOMB GERMAN SUPLEX!! TAIL WHIP from Luchasaurus to Omega!

Hangman runs but is sent to the apron. Slingshot, but no Buck Shot as Luchasaurus choke grips! Luchasaurus gets Omega, too, but the champs break free and kick back. Omega and Hangman coordinate, but it’s Luchasaurus who double suplexes them! JB is up top, FROG SPLASH onto Hangman! JB DIVES out onto Omega, then hurries back in to tornillo tornado DDT Hangman! Stunt becomes Luchasaurus’ weapon while the ref checks on JB, and Stunt takes Omega down! Luchasaurus has Hangman in the fireman’s carry, EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT!! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives Extinction! Tag to JB, the Express coordinate, with the roll back and SPINNING BUZZSAW, to BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Cover, but Omega breaks it in time!!

Luchasaurus has Omega but Omega throws him out first. Omega fires off on JB, CHOPS and whips, but JB rebound- No! The lariat misses, Hangman pops JB up to POWERBOMB him OUT OF THE RINGDown goes Luchasaurus again! Omega FLIES to take them both out! Omega puts JB in as the crowd is thunderous! Hangman has JB up again, blocks the rana counter to BOMB again! High stack cover, TWO!! JB lives and Hangman can’t believe it. Tag to Omega, “This is Awesome!” as they give JB the LAST CALL! Cover, Omega and Hangman win!

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

The Jurassic Express almost derailed the champions, but the Cowboy and Cleaner pulled it off! What will it take to stop these “two singles guys” from ruling over the AEW Tag Division?


Santana and Ortiz talk backstage.

Ortiz asks how Best Friends got home last week, but Santana doesn’t know and doesn’t care. True. They did get a sweet deal on those tires, though. Also, watch where you keep your stuff! Proud ‘n’ Powerful have the Best Friends’ luggage! And they start throwing it all around the showers! They dump out the gear, and bring out some bleach! PNP says they’re just helping Best Friends look better. “Apologize? What, are you tripping?” There’s no apologies coming for Chuck Taylor and Trent, but are there repercussions coming for Santana and Ortiz?


More AEW stars share their favorite tag teams ever.

The Butcher and The Blade say tag team wrestling is gritty, ugly, “it’s not the sizzle, it’s the meat and potatoes.” That’s why their favorites are the Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal. Two dudes that can clear an entire city!


FTR and the Young Bucks are in the ring!

Two great tag teams of this generation also stand with two great tag teams of the previous generations! Arn Anderson stands with Tully Blanchard as well as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton! Matt Jackson is pretty sure everyone is loving Tag Team Appreciation Night. And speaking of, here are two of the greatest teams of all time! FTR shakes hands and bumps fists with the legends while Matt says the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express were the original Young Bucks. Robby and Ricky created the style Matt and Nick use. And through that greatness, they’d inspire great teams like The Rockers, Shawn and Marty, the Hardy Boys, Matt and Jeff. Then finally, two SoCal brothers, Matt and Nick Jackson. Therefore, the Bucks want to thank these two for what they’ve done, the Bucks wouldn’t be here without them.

Dax Harwood speaks now, knowing many at home are thinking they brought the legends out because they’re huge marks. Well, that’s damn right! Dax is the biggest mark for these guys, but it’s more than that. Dax tells these legends that FTR, the Bucks and everyone else here gets to make a living in the greatest sport in the world, professional wrestling. For seven and a half years, he and his best friend have traveled the globe, and have had the times of their lives, thanks to these legends. More importantly, Dax has a beautiful wife and daughter at home watching, who he loves. He gets to give them the life he’s never had, and that is because of these legends, so he is indebted to them forever!

Ricky speaks now, saying he never misses an AEW. He watches it, loves it, because it’s all he’s done his whole life. But he hasn’t seen so much chemistry in a match like FTR’s since Tully and Arn. But also, when it comes to the Young Bucks, the last 15 years, they have dominated wrestling and then revived tag team wrestling like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express did! That’s great. The Bucks are this generation’s top tag team in the world! It reminds Ricky of a team from their generation, aka themselves. Arn speaks now, and asks Tully that while it’s been some time, he’ll help catch Tully up on something. Arn doesn’t blow smoke because it leaves a taste in his mouth. Yes, the Bucks have taken the tag team wrestling world to not just a spectacular or outstanding level, that doesn’t cover it. The Bucks have made it something entirely different, hats off to them.

Arn says Rock ‘n’ Roll Express are still going for 40 years, that’s a record. They’re the tag team of the CENTURY! And this might ruffle some feathers, but Arn has no problem saying it. FTR is the best team in the world today. Well, Ricky wants to counter but Tully takes the mic from him! Tully says Ricky doesn’t want to start nothing he can’t finish. Tully has news for everyone. Tom Brady is the greatest football player because he has championship rings. What makes you a great tag team is if you’ve got the belts! You can talk about being the baddest or the best, but as of tonight, NEITHER team here has the titles. So let’s pat ourselves on the back while looking in the mirror.

But Tully says he and Arn have had beef since last Labor Day when Arn jumped in on Tully’s guy, Spears VS Cody. Tully doesn’t understand that American Nightmare thing on Arn’s vest. Arn says he’s a grown ass man. Arn doesn’t need permission. But Shawn Spears is slithering out from the tunnel! Arn sees what’s about to happen, so Arn gets out. Tully wants to finish talking trash but Ricky pops him in the mouth! The Bucks and FTR keep this from getting any worse but then Dax gets pushed over. Cash worries about Dax because of the bad knee, and it’s on the Bucks and Spears to keep things from falling apart.

Spears gets Tully to leave peacefully, and Tag Team Appreciation Night turns a bit sour. Especially when Cash uses Dax’s knee brace to CLOBBER Robby from behind! FTR attacks Rock ‘n’ Roll Express while the Bucks are busy with Spears and Tully!! The Bucks only notice once Ricky takes the MIND BREAKER!! The Bucks can’t believe what they’ve just seen, but FTR hug over it. Omega and Hangman return and check on the legends and want to know what that was about. FTR does not give an answer, but will we get one soon enough?


Backstage interview with Mike Chioda.

Chioda officiated the TNT Championship match and is now AEW! It was a great time, but then Chris Jericho barges in. “C’mon, Marvez. 33-year vet?” This is THE Mike Chioda! #ChiChi (pronounced key-key). There’ve been some great times. Like that one time 18 years ago when Jericho had to save Chioda’s job. So that’s why Jericho wants Chioda to officiate his match with Orange Cassidy. Cassidy will lose and pay Jericho that $7000 for what he did to this jacket. But just in case, Jericho wants Chioda to know he needs to do the right thing. Chioda will call it right down the middle. Yeah, wink wink, nudge nudge. Call it down the middle, and then maybe Jericho can get Chioda a spot here in AEW. See you in the ring! Will Chioda do the right thing? Or will he “do the right thing?”


Sammy Guevara has his cards again.

AEW is picture in picture as Sammy uses the cards to ask Matt Hardy, “What’s wrong? Can’t get me… out of your HEAD?” Sammy laughs at his own joke, and recreates how he threw the chair into Hardy’s forehead. “Oh well. You need to relax. Enjoy your night off. Too bad though… You left your… THROWN! Typical Matt. Learning the HARD way!” Again, Sammy makes the motion of throwing the chair, while he takes a seat. Sammy says Hardy needs to relax, since he can’t get him anyway. Will this only make Matt Hardy want to crush Sammy more?


Hikaru Shida VS Heather Monroe!

The Stardom Samurai is on a hot streak as AEW Women’s World Champion! But now she’s in the ring with #TheKillerBae, who is making an AEW debut! Will Monroe shock us all against Shida?

Shida takes off her kimono style jacket as the bell rings, and Monroe BOOTS her right away! Monroe fires off with forearms but Shida pushes her back. Monroe turns things around on the ropes, the ref calls for break but Monroe pokes Shida in the eyes! “She’s your champ?!” Monroe taunts the crowd as she chokes Shida on the ropes! The ref counts, Monroe lets off, then clubs Shida. The crowd rallies as Monroe whips but Shida ducks and KNEES Monroe down! Shida rains down angry rights on Monroe but she lets up to drag Monroe around to a scoop and backbreaker! Shida fires up more as the crowd cheers her own. Shida bumps Monroe off buckles, runs corner to corner but Monroe dodges.

Monroe comes back but Shida kicks her away. Shida hops up but Monroe trips her up. Monroe elbows, ROUNDHOUSES, then hops up to STOMP Shida down! Cover, TWO! Monroe is furious already as she wraps Shida up in a straitjacket stretch. Shida fights up and powers out to reel Monroe into a snap suplex into buckles! Shida drags Monroe back up, toys with Monroe and then ROCKS her with a forearm! And another! And another! Shida suplexes for the FALCON- NO! Monroe victory roll counters, TWO! Shida has the legs for a STRETCH MUFFLER! She grabs an arm for NUMERO DOS! Monroe taps, Shida wins!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by submission

Shida shows her versatility by having her first submission win in AEW! Tony Schiavone interviews Shida on the stage, and All Out is coming. There are many worthy challengers, but Shida says she is still waiting. She dares them to bring it on! Who will step to Shida’s AEW Women’s World Championship challenge?


Jake the Snake Roberts is backstage with Lance Archer.

“Ideally, you could have the match won before you ever go into the ring.” Some guy doesn’t watch where he’s going and bumps into Archer, so Archer THROWS him into another guy! The Snake keeps talking as Archer mauls both random wrestlers. “If you get them to where they’re breathing fear, and then fear is coming out of them,” that’s when you have them. You own them! And when you own someone, they’re afraid to make a move. Archer finishes up and asks if The Snake got to the good part. Not yet! Archer rips Jake’s shirt off and then spins him around. “EVERYBODY DIES” is written on Jake’s back! Archer hopes everyone can read that. The warning has been sent, but will anyone heed it?


The AEW Women’s Tag Team Tournament is in the semifinals!

The Nightmare Sisters, Brandi Rhodes and Allie, will face Big & Lil Swole while Ivelisse & Diamante take on “the prettiest team in the tournament,” Anna Jay & Tay Conti. See who wins to head to the finals this Monday on YouTube! Plus, AEW Dark will be on Tuesday and PART ONE of All Out 2019 will be on Wednesday.


Be ready for SATURDAY Night Dynamite!

August 22nd at 6 PM EST or as soon as the NBA Playoffs finish for the day, AEW takes over TNT for the weekend! Private Party takes on FTR while The Elite takes on The Dark Order’s 3, 4 and 5 in a Six Man Tag! And the AEW Women’s Tag Cup Finals will also be a big part of Saturday Night Dynamite! Plus, Darby Allin returns to action after his bloody loss to Jon Moxley, and a HUGE 8 Man Tag reunites The Butcher and the Blade with the Lucha Brothers as they take on The Natural Nightmares and Jurassic Express! Last but not least, it is the AEW TNT Championship as Cody defends against Mr. Brodie Lee!


$7000 Obligation Match: Chris Jericho VS Orange Cassidy!

Le Champion’s issues with Freshly Squeeze started all because Cassidy sauntered into an Inner Circle interview. It has escalated to an assault with a sack of oranges, to a brawl in the stands, to the dumping of orange juice onto Jericho’s fashionable white suit jacket. Of course, that white jacket is now more orange than even real oranges, and Jericho wants compensation! Will Jericho beat it out of Cassidy? Or will Cassidy finally humble the Demo God?

AEW returns as Jericho returns. Things will truly be 1v1 as the Inner Circle and Best Friends are banned from ringside. Of course, Floyd the Baseball Bat still accompanies Jericho everywhere. The crowd is torn over Demo God, but Jericho encourages any noise they make. The bell rings and Jericho circles with Cassidy. Cassidy raises his hands, but Jericho rushes to stop them from going into pockets! Cassidy dodges and the two start throwing fast hands! Cassidy gets the edge with body shots and more haymakers in the corner, but he lets up at the count of 4. Cassidy comes back with a BIG leaping forearm, then more body shots! Cassidy ROCKS Jericho, then runs, to FLYING SHOULDER Jericho down!

Jericho gets to ropes, Cassidy clotheslines him out! The crowd cheers as Cassidy slingshots for the PESCADO! Cassidy keeps hammering away but lets up at the ref’s count. Cassidy kicks, Jericho forearms and whips. Cassidy reverses to send Jericho into the wall! The crowd is fired up as Cassidy brings Jericho up again. Cassidy whips Jericho into railing! Jericho slowly gets up while Cassidy slow rolls to refresh the count. Cassidy goes back out to ROCK Jericho with that right, then Cassidy goes back to the ring. Cassidy climbs up top, aims at Jericho and HANDS IN POCKET TRUST FALLS! Direct hit! The crowd loves this as Cassidy puts Jericho in.

Cassidy climbs up again, Jericho stands, FLYING DDT! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Cassidy powers up the fist. Cassidy runs, but into a BOOT! Jericho catches his breath and stomps Cassidy down. Jericho brings Cassidy up and back suplexes high and hard! He brings Cassidy up to CHOP, and CHOP and whip. Cassidy reverses, Jericho holds ropes, then Jericho sends Cassidy out to the apron. Jericho ROCKS Cassidy, then springboard triangle dropkicks! Cassidy goes down as Jericho soaks up the heat. Jericho checks his face while AEW goes picture in picture, #CJOC2.

Cassidy stirs as the ref starts a count. Jericho shouts at the booing wrestlers on one side of the ring. Cassidy gets up, Jericho runs and blasts him off into railing! Jericho soaks up the heat again while Cassidy stirs. Jericho goes out to fetch Cassidy, brings him up to scoop and snake eyes on the railing! Jericho grins as he drags Cassidy back up and bumps him off the apron. He puts Cassidy in the ring, takes his time returning, and looms over Cassidy in the center of the ring. Jericho drags Cassidy up, flips off booing fans, and suplexes to hold Cassidy up for a count of 10! Jericho dusts off his hands before covering, TWO! Jericho is frustrated and he slaps Cassidy around.

Jericho brings Cassidy up again, tells the fans to watch this, and suplexes again. Cassidy is upside down for another count of 10, and maybe even 20, before Jericho does squats! Jericho finally drops Cassidy after AEW returns to single picture! Jericho winks to the camera and covers, TWO! Cassidy lives but Jericho SLAPS him! Jericho drags Cassidy up, the crowd rallies but Jericho keeps toying with Cassidy. Cassidy throws body shots and palm strikes, runs but into double forearms! LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Jericho grows a bit frustrated with Cassidy now, but he still toys with him while soaking up the heat.

Jericho watches Cassidy slowly stand, and Jericho taunts Cassidy. Cassidy “ROCKS” Jericho with “haymakers,” over and over and over and over. Cassidy builds up speed but then he dodges Jericho to SUPERKICK! Cassidy is trying!! He LARIATS Jericho back down! Cassidy gets himself to a corner, climbs up, and leaps for a HUGE crossbody! Cover, TWO! Jericho kicks but Cassidy catches it for a DRAGON SCREW! Then another! Jericho clutches his leg but Cassidy walks into a forearm. Jericho whips, Cassidy boots then hops up, but the Rana is caught to the WALLS OF JERICHO!! Jericho sits deep but Cassidy endures! Cassidy crawls, reaches, but Jericho drags him from ropes! Cassidy comes so close, but he slips through and cradles Jericho, TWO!!

Jericho gets up, kicks low, but Cassidy gets him for a third DRAGON SCREW! Cassidy twists the leg into an ANKLE LOCK! Jericho endures as Cassidy cranks on the heel! Jericho rolls over and kicks Cassidy away. Cassidy comes back to get a kick and a suplex, but he makes it STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirl but Jericho denies it to CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho is furious and he slaps Cassidy. The crowd rallies up but here comes Floyd! The ref tells Jericho to stop right there, but Jericho says, “Do the right thing!” That’s what this is! Jericho tells Chioda to ignore this so he can keep his job. But Chioda can’t, he takes the bat and throws it out! Jericho is furious, Cassidy rolls him up! TWO!!

Jericho runs into a scoop, MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy runs to PENALTY KICK! The armband comes off and Cassidy isn’t just trying, he’s SERIOUS! He runs at Jericho, SUPER ORANGE PUNCH!! But wait! Best Friends intercept Proud ‘n’ Powerful trying to sneak in! The four of them brawl on stage and that distracts Chioda! Jake Hager slips in through the back, and POWERSLAMS Cassidy!! The Inner Circle still gets away with cheating! Jericho crawls to cover Cassidy, TWO!?!? Cassidy still lives and the screw job fails!! Jericho is at a loss for words, but the fans rally up. Cassidy forearms, Jericho gives it back, but Cassidy fires off a flurry! Cassidy waistlocks, Jericho pushes Chioda and LOW BLOW MULE KICKS!

Jericho runs, JUDAS- NO! Cassidy gets around, traps an arm, Mouse Trap cover! CASSIDY WINS!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

Jericho just got beat by the guy who puts his hands in his pockets!! Le Champion can’t believe it, but The Sloth outsmarted him! Will Jericho ever live this down? Is Cassidy finally in the upper echelons of pro-wrestling?

My Thoughts:

A great episode for AEW, just straight to the point and packed with action! For one, I like the feud building between The Dark Order and The Elite. The Young Bucks have a great match against Uno and Stu, and of course win to stay strong in the tag division. Cody has an incredible match with Scorpio Sky, and that completed copy of the TNT Championship looks incredible, too. Brodie coming after this title is a good move, and I think it’s clever for him to make the incomplete title a prop in the match. This takes the Vince McMahon parallels to a new level, it’s like how Vince kept the “Rhodes” name away from Cody for a long time. Hangman and Omega have a great tag title match with Jurassic Express, though some spots seemed like they could’ve taken someone out of action. Omega and Hangman also having that bit with favorite tag teams and disagreeing, another subtle yet great detail into their story.

MJF has a pretty good segment to continue his political shtick, and the literally fake poll getting more ridiculous actually works somehow. Moxley tricking MJF was great, too, and this is really going to up the heat between them for All Out. Shida gets a quick match to keep herself going, and I feel like AEW making a big deal out of next week’s Saturday Dynamite needs to have a huge contender’s match to name an All Out challenger. I do like that there is the Women’s Tag Cup being featured for a “short turnaround” from Monday, and whatever combination we get in the finals will be a lot of fun to watch. I almost feel like that could be an opening for Britt to be back to 100% health “early” and she screws Big Swole over before their All Out grudge match.

Sammy and Matt Hardy have great promos on each other, that grudge match is going to be great. Jake and Archer have a hilarious moment, and poor Jake seems to be less Archer’s manager and spokesman as he is Archer’s mouthpiece and henchman. I don’t think Jake is going to ditch Archer, but he could try and man up so he isn’t being pushed around. Tully really got fired up during Tag Team Appreciation Night, but he does have a point. There were great teams in that ring but they need to get those titles at some point. FTR go Heel hard with that attack on Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, but it also increases the chances of them joining Shawn Spears in an AEW Four Horsemen team. It might not be with Hangman, though, he didn’t seem to like what they did.

The main event was an incredible rematch, and of course the Inner Circle violates the ringside ban to try and cheat. Fortunately it doesn’t work out, and Cassidy gets a great win! I feel like this isn’t the end of it, though, as the series is now tied. All Out should be the tiebreaker, and that should also go to Cassidy to really boost him up the rankings. If Brodie doesn’t take the TNT Championship on Saturday Dynamite, I am starting to want Cassidy to. Jericho can lose to Cassidy while PNP beat Best Friends so that the factions are tied, and then something else is the blow-off, just like how Stadium Stampede was the blow-off between Elite and Inner Circle. Maybe Full Gear 2020 finally brings us Blood & Guts, as well as fans, and the fans can pop for Best Friends, Cassidy and Private Party on behalf of Matt Hardy defeating Inner Circle.

My Score: 9.3/10

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Can Darby Allin stop the Path of Cage?



AEW New Year's Smash 2021

New Year’s Smash wraps up with a blast!

The Relentless Darby Allin takes on Team Taz’s Machine, Brian Cage, for the AEW TNT Championship! Will Cage crush Darby and have TWO belts?


  • PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam; PAC wins.
  • Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy; Miro wins and Chuck Taylor must be his Young Boy until after AEW Beach Break.
  • Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???; changed to…
  • Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
  • Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR wins.
  • NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay; Deeb wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Taz; Allin wins and retains the title.


PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam!

The Bastard is back to stop the Mad King from using the only two people he respects on the face “of this scummy world” as pawns. Will Pac make Kingston learn to respect him and the Lucha Brothers? Or will Kingston, the Butcher and the Blade only add on to what they did to Death Triangle last week?

The bell rings just seconds before Pac dropkicks Kingston down! Pac builds speeds and FLIES! Direct hit with the Fosbury Flop! Kingston flounders and Pac whips him into railing! Pac scares off The Fam, then stalks Kingston back into the ring. Kingston staggers but Pac is after him with a BOOT in the corner! Pac has the fans fired up behind him as he grinds then BOOTS Kingston down! Pac digs his boot into Kingston at the ropes but lets off as the ref counts. Kingston gets to another corner, Pac BOOTS him down again! Pac stalks Kingston along the ropes as The Fam rallies up but Pac just BOOTS Kingston again!

Pac snapmares Kingston, climbs up the corner and watches like a hawk, for a shotgun missile dropkick! And what a fluid kip-up right after! Kingston stirs as The Fam coaches him up but fans are on Pac’s side. Kingston throws a body shot, Pac KNEES him back! Kingston flounders into another KNEE! Pac glares as Kingston goes to a corner, and he throws forearms! Kingston shoves Pac, boots him, then hops up for a FLYING KNEE! Fans boo as Kingston stomps Pac, but then Kingston distracts the ref by pointing out the Lucha Brothers. Bunny Allie claws at Pac’s eyes! Allie laughs at Pac’s pain but Rey Fenix rushes over! The ref tries to keep Fenix back but Kingston hits an EXPLODER on Pac!

Fans boo as The Fam keeps the Lucha Brothers at bay. Kingston puts Pac in, looms over him and brings him up to turn for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Kingston is annoyed but he keeps on Pac with a smothering neck wrench. Fans rally up as Pac endures, Kingston claws at Pac’s face but the ref reprimands. Kingston lets off to then CHOP Pac to a corner! And CHOP again! Pac snarls as Kingston CHOPS him again! Kingston elbows Pac down, pulls on his ear at the ropes, but the ref counts. Kingston stops at 3, The Fam laughs at Pac’s pain, and Kingston drags Pac up. Pac ROCKS Kingston, Kingston CHOPS back! Pac forearms, Kingston CHOPS!

Pac gets the edge, kicks and kicks and KICKS! He dodges Kingston to SNAP GERMAN! Fans are thunderous as Pac sits up with another scowl. A standing count starts, Allie taunts Pac but Pac sneers back. Pac gets up with the ropes at 5, and he goes over to Kingston. Kingston sits up but Pac KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Kingston manages to stay up, but Pac just KICKS him again! Kingston falls over and Pac looms over him. Kingston pushes Pac, Pac runs but into a CHOP! ENZIGURI! SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives and fans are fired up! The Fam is furious but the Lucha Brothers rally for Pac as a new standing count begins.

Kingston sits up first at 3, but Pac follows at 4. Kingston and Pac slowly stand, hobble a bit, and Kingston is on Pac in a corner with a CHOP! Pac snarls again and dodges Kingston’s clothesline! Kingston elbows back, then boots, but Pac ENZIGURIS Kingston on the top rope! Kingston is dazed and Pac climbs up to join him. Pac brings Kingston up for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kingston survives, The Fam and the Lucha Brothers are all anxious, but Kingston flounders to a corner. Pac stands, takes aim, and runs in to BOOT Kingston down! Pac throws more boots, Kingston manages to stand, but Pac runs corner to corner to EuroUpper!

Pac brings Kingston out and pushes him over. Kingston flounders about, tries to find Pac, Pac runs but into a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Pac barely survives and that frustrates Kingston. Kingston hobbles, clutches a shoulder, but he gets Pac up in a facelock. Pac holds ropes to deny the DDT, then he basement dropkicks Kingston down! Pac drags Kingston to a drop zone, climbs up top, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac wins!!

Winner: PAC, by pinfall

But he isn’t done! Pac puts Kingston in the BRUTALIZER! The Fam and the Lucha Brothers jump in but the ref keeps the peace as best he can! But here comes LANCE ARCHER! The Murderhawk Monster chases off The Fam because they know he wants his pound of flesh from Kingston! Jake the Snake is now keeping the peace between the many enemies of Kingston, and Archer is telling Pac to get on the same page as him. They both want the same thing, but will they all be patient enough to take the Mad King down together?


Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy!

The Best Man and the Superbad couple undoubtedly injured Trent’s arm, which is why the Best Friends are down a man. But in an attempt to get even, the Kentucky Gentleman made a bet! If Chuck wins, Miro and friends leave him and Trent alone. But if Miro wins, Chuck becomes Miro’s “Young Boy,” aka lackey, from tonight until the Superbad Wedding at AEW Beach Break in February! Will Chuckie T be able to carry on without Trent? Or will he have to carry Miro’s bags instead?

AEW returns as Miro makes his entrance. The bell rings and Chuck attacks Miro with fast hands and feet! Chuck has Miro in the corner, stomps away but backs off as the ref counts, to then clothesline Miro out! Miro staggers back up and hurries back to the apron, but Chuck knocks him down! Chuck goes out and whips Miro into the stage! Miro comes back, Chuck gets around him and uses a waistlock to send Miro back into the stage! Miro staggers into the ring, Chuck builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Miro! Fans are fired up as Chuck stares down Kip! Chuck fires haymakers, whips Miro into railing, then throws more haymakers!

The ring count is 5, Miro shoves Chuck then runs at him, but Chuck dodges and Miro hits POST! Chuck refreshes the ring count, then leaps out to DOUBLE STOMP onto Miro! Miro manages to get in the ring, fans rally with Chuck and Chuck climbs up top. Kip dropkicks Cassidy! So Chuck mule kicks Kip! Chuck hits a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE on Miro! Chuck builds up speed but Miro hits a SAMOAN DROP! Miro fires up and RAMS into Chuck, then fires off furious fists! The ref counts, Miro uses an OVERHEAD suplex to send Chuck across the ring! Miro then runs corner to corner to SPLASH Chuck, then keeps moving to WINDMILL KICK Chuck down!

Fans boo but Miro glares at Chuck. Chuck flounders up, Miro stomps around, Miro hits the BEST KICK! But he’s not done there, because it’s “GAME! OVER!!” Stomp and camel clutch, GAME OVER STRETCH! Chuck taps, Miro wins!!

Winner: Miro, by submission

Miro makes Chuck suffer, but now he has himself a new butler! Miro and the Superbad couple usher their Young Boy away, leaving Freshly Squeezed all alone. What will Chuck have to endure for the next month?


Backstage interview with #HardyParty.

Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy and their new manager, Matt Hardy, are here, what does this mean for the relationship? Hardy speaks over Private Party to say that now that they’ve joined his Hardy Brand, things have been so much better. He lets them tell us what that means. Kassidy says a wise man once told them “It’s called show business, not friend business, for a reason.” Quen says ever since signing with AEW, their lives have been great. But now it’s so much better after signing with Matt! He is a tag team legend, an icon! It’d be pretty stupid if they stopped being a tag team now.

Actually, there is something Quen needs to get off his chest. Matt is taking 30%?! Yes, even from third party platforms, that was in the fine print. If they didn’t read that, that’s on them. It was a lesson they had to learn. But they’re so focused on money. Money will be nothing when they’re multi-millionaires! Hardy should know. Says the guy who is taking money from them! He’s like some, some… money-grubbing CARNY!

They’re calling him a carny!? How disrespectful! You guys were nobodies before him! He is the only one here that cares for them! The fans don’t care about them! Hardy had to learn that the hard way, on 9/15/2020, AEW All Out! No one here cares!! The sooner you get that, the better you’ll be. So just shut up, listen to him, and do what he tells you! Now go, this interview is over! Well, this escalated rather quickly. Will the party be over now that Hardy is in control?


Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle are here!

Le Champion, MJF, and the rest of the team head to the ring, united as one after all they’ve been through. Jericho takes a moment to revel in the fans singing Judas for him, we learn the Inner Circle’s 2021 New Year’s Resolutions after the break!

AEW returns and Jericho has the mic to say, “It’s the first time the entire Inner Circle has been in the ring together in 2021, and it’s gonna be a huge year for us!” 2020 was big, but this will be bigger. So they’re here to share their plans for the next 365 days! Who starts? Jake Hager starts by shouting, “CHAMPIONSHIPS! YEAH!” That is a good one. MJF says that was a great answer, and if he were to say off the top of his head, “just continuing to strengthen these bonds I have with all the men in this ring. And also fat people, they gotta go.” Sammy Guevara agrees, and Ortiz says he wants to perfect his grandmother’s sofrito recipe, and also “learning how to throw down some arroz con nueces.” MJF pretends to know what that is but Jericho knows the sofrito’s amazing.

Jericho wants to go out on a limb here and give his own resolutions. 2021 is the year Jericho and MJF will become AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Whoa, wait. Santana and Ortiz say they were handpicked to be in the Inner Circle because they were THE tag team. So what’s…? Sammy has Santana and Ortiz stand down because Sammy knows what’s going on here. Sammy says Jericho is a tag team SLUT!! WHOA~! Sammy!?! What?! The writing’s on the wall! Jericho wants to team with MJF! He teamed with Hager! He teamed with Sammy! MJF says this is messed up. But Jericho was dappin’ it up with Snoop Dogg, are they going to be a tag team? Maybe…

MJF has this calm down. Sammy, you’re getting the trains off the tracks, let’s get them back on track. So much hostility. SHUT UP, MAX! This is the thing! Hager wants Sammy to let Jericho and MJF explain. Jericho says they’re all top level professionals, huge stars, tremendous athletes and even “sexy hooligans!” Any combination here could win the AEW World Tag Team Championships! But much like Big Jake and War Dog blew off some steam, Jericho and the others should do the same. For bragging rights, next week, live on Dynamite, for the first time-ever, a Triple Threat to decide who will be the OFFICIAL tag team of the Inner Circle! Whoa!

So Jericho says it’s him and MJF against Santana & Ortiz, and then Sammy says it’ll be him and Hager. CHAMPIONSHIPS, YEAH!! Sammy Hager? Good one, Sammy. Wait, what do you mean? Nevermind. MJF says we’re off rails and running short on time, so let’s all relax. At the end of the day, after their “teeny tiny exhibition match,” they’re all still family, they’re still the Inner Circle, and nothing will break them up. They are better than you, and you know it. Hands in! Santana asks why MJF’s hands are darker than his face. Don’t ruin the moment. But will it be Sammy Hager, the Proud ‘n’ Powerful, of #Y2MJF that will represent in the AEW Tag Team Division?


Backstage interview with The Dark Order.

After honoring the life of the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee, many are wondering what is next for the faction. Evil Uno says that night was very important for them and all of AEW. In the future, everything will be in his name. They must be better people, and that starts next week when Hangman Adam Page teams with them. And wouldn’t you know, Hangman was just off camera! Stu Grayson pulls Hangman in to join the group, and they serve up drinks. Now the Dark Order will interview Hangman! John Silver starts by saying they all just love him so much! Alex Reynolds takes over to apologize and explain that Silver still gets nervous around Hangman.

But the Dark Order wants to know: When will Hangman #JoinDarkOrder? C’mon, Adam! Is it next week, after their match? Well, after next week, he’ll let them know. Sweet! But Hangman’s totally in, right? Up top! Hangman didn’t go that far so he hears them say all this. Will that affect his decision?



AEW is going to have the first-ever Dynamite Awards! Hosted by Tony Schiavone! Go to to vote!


AEW looks back at how Darby Allin VS Brian Cage came to be.

Before forming Team Taz, Taz himself came to the Relentless underdog in hopes of mentoring the young wrestler in AEW. Taz has a lot of knowledge as one of the best from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. But Taz didn’t know how to talk to Darby, and took Darby’s rejection personally, and so Taz found himself someone who would listen. That someone was The Machine, Brian Cage! Cage wrecked everyone, but especially Darby Allin, in the Casino Ladder Match. Taz would then bestow upon Cage his most valued possession in THE FTW World Championship! Cage has the FTW mindset, and that is why he is holding the FTW title.

Then Team Taz would expand, adding Absolute Ricky Starks. This duo would beat down Darby at every turn, yet it was Darby who was getting what he wants. Cage tried to destroy Darby with body bags and thumbtacks, but Darby never says die. Darby kept fighting, even after being betrayed by “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs. But then, “IT’S STIIIIING!” Sting pointed to Darby and said, “Something feels really, really familiar about this place.” Team Taz tried to warn Stinger he’d get hurt, but Darby would return the favor by backing up the icon.

Team Taz have been holding back, but this feud isn’t 9 months in the making but 27 YEARS. Darby has been dealing with this kind of bullying his whole life, and now it comes to a head! Will the Relentless Face of TNT cause the Machine to break down?


Backstage interview with The Elite!

After the wild moment to end last week, “the band is back together!” Kenny Omega stands with the Young Bucks as Don Callis says of course they’re back together! Kenny’s two best friends, all these belts, it’s unbelievable! The Elite is ready to stir it up as a trio! But Callis says the Bucks should still have their own entrance, they have such a great song. That said, the Best Bout Machine heads out first!

Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???

“And now, he has held the AEW World Title for 42 days. His victory over Rey Fenix on last week’s Dynamite was his 14th straight singles win. He now has an AEW high 36 victories. He has not teamed with The Elite in 144 days. He will become the first contracted talent to appear on Impact Wrestling Pay-Per-View at Hard to Kill. He is considered a hero by many in… NOOORTH CAROLINA! However, he is proud to be called a legend in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manatoba, Canada. He weighs 224 pounds. He is the All Elite Wrestling Wooooorld Champion…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The Sweepettes return to lead the way!

Omega walks out on stage with Callis, the pyro goes off, and we see that the opponents are Danny Limelight and The Varsity Blondes, Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. When these three tried to stop the Good Brothers from invading, they were swiftly dealt with, and Griff even took a superkick from Matt Jackson! Will the young and hungry trio be able to catch The Elite by surprise tonight?

Callis grabs the mic from Justin Roberts to take over from here. Tonight is too special to leave this in the hands of an amateur. As we all know, this is history tonight because the band is back together! “Courtesy of Kenny Omega and Don Callis, the dream match, the dream six man” is happening! So let him introduce these two very special people in Kenny’s life, and the WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… and Omega’s best friends in the world… the GOOD BROTHERS~!! What?!? Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are here again?! To be fair, they are world tag team champions, but for IMPACT, not AEW!

Dasha is there to get Tony Khan’s reaction, and the Bucks are there to also be very disappointed in Kenny. Callis says business is business, but best friends are forever. Well, Elite or not, will this powerful trio be just too sweet for the young hopefuls across the ring?

Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes!

The trios sort out, but the former Bullet Club boys rush Limelight and the Blondes! The Good Brothers go after Griff and BPJ while Omega has Limelight in the ring! Fans boo but Omega stomps away while the Varsity Blondes are sent into railing! Omega drags Limelight up, whips him to a corner then runs in, only for Limelight to go up and over! Limelight runs back in, Omega puts him on the apron but Limelight enziguris back! Limelight slingshots and arm-drags then dropkicks! Limelight kips up, but Gallows gets in to CLOBBER him! But the Varsity Blondes get in to double dropkick Gallows! Gallows stays up, the Blondes run and they clothesline him out together!

Fans fire up while Gallows is furious! Griff and BPJ reach out, Limelight tags in BPJ. BPJ kicks and CHOPS Omega, wrenches and tags in Griff. The Blondes go after the arm with ax handles! Griff wrenches, tags BPJ back in and again they go after the arm! BPJ facelocks. Limelight tags in and KICKS Omega! Omega blocks the suplex, body shots back then ROCKS Limelight with forearms! Limelight mule kicks and whips, but Omega reverses and Gallows gets a cheap shot in! The ref reprimands but Omega runs to KOTARO KRUSHER! Tag to Anderson, and Anderson rains down rights on Limelight! Fans boo, Anderson blasts Griff off the apron then whips Limelight to a corner hard!

Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, fans rally and Omega talks trash. Anderson drags Limelight up and over as AEW goes picture in picture.

Anderson CHOPS Limelight, Gallows tags in, Omega gets a cheap shot in, and Gallows drags Limelight up to shove him back into the corner hard! Gallows throws heavy hands and ROCKS Limelight with an uppercut! Gallows soaks up the heat from the fans, stands on Limelight’s head, then lets off as the ref counts. Gallows drags Limelight back up, bumps him off buckles then waits for Limelight to get up, for a ROUNDHOUSE! Tag to Omega and Omega drags Limelight up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Limelight lives but Omega drags him back up. Omega feeds Limelight to the Good Brothers’ boots! Tag to Anderson and Anderson snapmares Limelight into a chinlock.

Limelight endures and fans rally up as Anderson cranks harder on the hold. Limelight fights up, throws elbows but Anderson throws him down! Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, lets off as the ref reprimands, then tags in Omega. Anderson scoop slams Limelight, Gallows becomes a backpack and Omega walks over to Limelight, for Anderson to run and add on, THREE MAN SPLASH! Cover, the Good Brothers intercept but the Varsity Blondes still get in to break it! Gallows knocks BPJ and Griff out of the ring and Omega drags Limelight up as AEW returns to single picture.

Omega RAMS Limelight into a corner, RAMS him in again, then sits him up top. Omega CHOPS Limelight, then runs, but into a boot! Limelight walks the tightrope to avoid Omega, then springboard RANAS him down! Fans fire up and Limelight crawls, but Omega drags him away! Limelight enziguris but misses as Omega ducks! Omega says he’s too smart for that! Omega reels Limelight in, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Limelight lands on his feet! To hit the enziguri this time! Fans fire up as Limelight and Omega crawl, hot tags to BPJ and Anderson! BPJ springboard tackles Anderson! He hits Omega and Gallows for good measure!

Tag to Griff, the Blondes whip Anderson into a lift, BPJ hurries up top, BLOCKBUSTER SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Anderson survives but Griff fires up with the fans. Griff runs at Anderson in a corner, but the splash misses! Omega runs and hits BPJ! Anderson whips Omega in to back body block Griff! ROCKET KICK! Gallows splashes, then they hit a back suplex DOUBLE neckbreaker! Cover, but BPJ and Limelight break it! Gallows and Omega throw them out and Anderson aims at Griff. Griff staggers up, Anderson runs in, MACHINE GUN BOOT! Cover, TWO!?! Griff survives and Gallows gets in to help Anderson drag Griff up! Anderson spins, Griff slips out, Limelight tags in!

Limelight fires off strikes on Anderson but Anderson knees low. Anderson whips, runs in but Limelight BOOTS! Limelight goes up, up and leaps INTO A SPINEBUSTER! Gallows drags Limelight up, Omega intercepts the Blondes, MAGIC KILLER! Cover, “The Elite” wins!

Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall

But before they can celebrate, here comes MOXLEY! Omega sees Moxley coming down the bleachers and dares him to do something while he has his back-up. The Maniac gets in and rushes Omega! Anderson and Gallows are after him but he fights them off! Omega hits back and this is still 3v1! They dig their boots into Moxley in a corner, but here comes the LUCHA BROTHERS! Rey Fenix springboards in to crossbody Gallows down! Pentagon goes after Anderson, the Lucha Brothers are getting payback for what they did at the end of last week! Omega is still after Moxley, they brawl with forearms while things spill out of the ring!

Moxley tackles Omega, but here come other AEW wrestlers and security! But while Omega gets away, Moxley hits Mike Verna with a PARADIGM SHIFT! Moxley then runs and DIVES! Direct hit onto Omega and many others! Moxley puts Omega in, but the Bucks show up to end this here! Matt and Nick ask Moxley cool off but he says “Screw you!” The Bucks dare him to do something more then, but the Lucha Brothers get in! The Bucks turn around, and get SUPERKICKS! Then Fenix and Penta brawl with the Good Brothers, Moxley on their side! Omega and Callis bail out, not caring about anyone but themselves! When will Moxley get his shot at revenge on Omega?


AEW presents the Dynamite premiere of The Waiting Room!

Rebel welcomes us back and introduces The Dentist, the Role Model and the face of the AEW Women’s Division, Britt Baker! Britt dances her way in and thanks Reba for that intro. Britt is so excited to have this Dynamite debut! Everyone, check under your seats for a huge surprise from her! GOT YOU! Never gets old. But let’s get serious. Tonight’s guest is huge! It’s Cody Rhodes! He’s so special, right? They want to give him a huge congratulations on his opportunity with TBS with The Go Big Show, airing Thursdays, and you’ll see some crazy stuff on that show. Probably the craziest thing is that there are some big name celebrity judges, and then Cody. No idea how he got that gig, but we’re all happy for him.

Before bringing Cody out, Britt wants to say one more thing. She can’t get this straight: Who is Cody’s guy? Sting? Shaq? Snoop? Make one good choice! Unlike that thing on his neck. Rebel’s talk show laugh is rough as always. But give it up for the American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes! Wow, Rebel even has sparklers for him. Cody walks in under the sparklers and the Snoop remix of his theme plays, per the contractual obligations of having Cody on the show. Okay let’s put these out… Cody gives Britt and Rebel a hug, Rebel gets a bit frisky, but Britt congratulates Cody on the announcement of his first child with Brandi. That kid is gonna have an action figure way before anyone else here but who’s counting? Britt says she’s just kidding. There are no fake friends here, just fake teeth.

Britt does want to ask Cody about himself, though. A huge year. Go Big Show, baby Rhodes, let’s talk about it. But wait! Another huge surprise that Britt just thought up right now. A surprise guest! Give it up for… JADE CARGILL! Jade walks in in her shiny new ring gear, and Britt asks if she always wears this just walking around. Jade says she’s “a badass bitch,” she does what she wants. Fair enough. And then she snatches the mic from Cody! Jade says Britt actually doesn’t, and Jade sure doesn’t, and certainly no one else in AEW gives a DAMN if he and Brandi are having a baby. Britt says it’s just nine months of no Brandi. And not to sound corny, Cody did Brandi a huge favor.

But Jade and Shaq are TIRED of waiting. “Where is my damn opponent?!” Brandi should be watching Jade dominate as a REAL bad ass mother. And if Brandi ever returns, Jade will beat dat ass. And then she pie faces Cody!! Uh oh~! Here’s RED VELVET! Who invited this little girl? Jade will get on Velvet’s level and squat down to look her in the eye, as she pushes her, too! Velvet SLAPS back! So Jade SLAPS Velvet! They start scrapping! Britt loves this but the women’s locker room rushes in to stop this! Cody as EVP tells Britt to stop recording this, but Velvet comes back for more! Cody shouts, “Pull the plug!” but cameras keep rolling!

Cody gets Velvet out of here, but then someone replays footage of Britt going after Thunder Rosa! Britt doesn’t mind, she likes rewatching it. But it’s THUNDER ROSA! We all know why Britt likes to have a talk show: Britt and her big nose like to get into other people’s business. But at some point, Britt has to get in the ring and do the work! Rosa talked with Tony Khan, and Khan said a match between them is a huge deal. There needs to be time and a big stage. Rosa says this will be settled the right way. That is why Britt gets to face Rosa on Dynamite, 2/3/21, BEACH BREAK! God has answered Rosa’s prayers and now she gets to beat Britt’s ass!

Britt freaks out and thought she wouldn’t have to face Rosa. But it’s happening! There’s no going back now, so that’s the end of the Waiting Room! Will Britt pray that Beach Break never happens? Or is there no more running from what she’s done to Rosa?


Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!

Normally Luchasaurus would be by Jungle Boy’s side, but after Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood got in his face, Marko Stunt couldn’t stand idly by! Will JB and Stunt make FTR #FeelTheRegret for making fun of Fun-Sized?

The teams sort out and Stunt starts against Cash. They circle, tie up, and Cash pops Stunt right up to put him in a corner. Dax tags in, Stunt gets loose and slides under, hops around and JB jumps in to back him up! FTR stays back but Stunt flips them off here, there and underneath. Dax and Stunt tie up, Dax puts Stunt in the corner, the ref calls for the break and Dax lets off. Stunt stares Dax off to SLAP him! Dax throws forearms on Stunt, rains down fists, but the ref backs him off. Dax lets off, brings Stunt up, and snap suplexes him hard! Tag to Cash, FTR both yank Stunt up by his hair to SLAM him back down!

Cash stalks Stunt, puts him in a corner and CHOPS him down! Fans boo FTR while rallying for Stunt. Cash gets in JB’s face but Stunt CHOPS Cash! Stunt kicks low but Cash kicks back. Cash ROCKS Stunt with the EuroUpper! Tully taunts Stunt, Cash whips Stunt but Stunt QUEBRADAS, but into Cash’s arms! Cash tilt-o-whirls Stunt but Stunt headscissors! Cash rebounds off ropes into Stunt’s dropkick! Tag to JB and the Express double whips to atomic drop and enziguri! Dax runs in but he gets an atomic drop and enziguri, too! JB has Dax, Stunt has Cash, they double whip FTR but FTR reverses! Stunt and JB stop themselves just in time, to somersault back for KANGAROO KICKS!

FTR staggers, Stun gets a monkey flip boost to RANA Dax out of the ring! And then FUN-SIZED IN MOTION on Cash! JB aims to open the ropes, Stunt DIVES and takes FTR down! JB adds on an ASAI MOONSAULT! Fans fire up as Jurassic Express strikes a pose and AEW goes picture in picture.

JB goes out to put Cash in, bumping him off apron. Dax throws hands but JB hits back! Cash CHOPS JB, JB CHOPS back! JB pushes Dax away, pursues Cash and puts him in the ring. Cash hurries but he misses his elbow drop! JB CHOPS, knuckle locks, kicks and goes up, up, tag to Stunt before the springboard arm-drag! Stunt and JB double dropkick Cash down! Stunt stalks Cash to a corner, fires off hands, but Cash pushes him away. Tag to Dax. Cash reverses the whip and FTR give Stunt a HUGE double hotshot flapjack! Dax scowls down at Stunt as he looms over him. Dax drags Stunt up, back suplexes high and HARD!

Dax looms over Stunt again, drags him up by an ear, then bumps him off buckles. The ref counts as Dax is after Stunt in the corner with a CHOP! Stunt falls, Dax lets off and brings Stunt up, but Stunt CHOPS back! Stunt CHOPS again, then kicks, but Dax brings Stunt around to whip and CLOBBER him! Dax stomps Stunt around, fish hooks his face to keep him from JB, and drives an elbow in as the ref counts. Dax pulls Stunt’s hair, snapmares him and wraps him up in a seated cobra twist. Stunt endures as Dax pushes on his head, wrenches the neck, and pulls hair. AEW returns to single picture as fans rally for Stunt. Dax grinds his forearm in but stops as the ref reprimands.

Dax lets Stunt out of the stretch to tag in Cash. Whip and SPINEBUSTER, cover, TWO! Cash keeps his focus and he drags Stunt back up. Cash bumps Stunt off buckles hard, then tags in Dax. They whip, drop toehold and drop elbows on Stunt! Cover, TWO! Another try, ONE! Another, ONE!! Dax is furious and he stomps Stunt to the apron! The ref backs Dax off and Dax tags in Cash. Cash drags Stun back in, back up, and reels him in. Cash puts Stunt right into a Gory Especial and pulls on the ankles! Stunt endures, fans rally, and Stunt gets his arms free to sunset flip! TWO! Tag to Dax and Dax keeps Stunt from JB! Dax powerbomb lifts but Stunt slips out to tag JB!

Jungle Boy fires off with forearms, dropkicks Cash then elbows Dax! Another elbow, then a EuroUpper! Dax denies the bulldog but not the LARIAT! Cash runs in and shoves but JB LARIATS back! BACKSTABBER for Dax! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up for JB and he stalks Dax to a corner. JB CHOPS, hoists Dax up top, then CHOPS again! JB climbs up but Dax hits back! JB and Dax brawl, JB staggers away but comes back to hop right up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, but Cash breaks it! Cash drags JB up and suplexes but JB slips out to suplex back, BRAIN BUSTER! Dax rolls JB up! With trunks!  TWO!! SUPERKICK! Tag to Stunt, and they combine, wheelbarrow senton! Cover, TWO!!

Stunt drags Dax up, goes up the corner but no Sliced Bread as Dax TOSSES Stunt away! Stunt gets up, Dax throws his elbow pad away to LARIAT! Dax snarls as he stalks Stunt to a corner. Fans rally up, Dax fires off fists! The ref reprimands, Dax lets off at 4 and drags Stunt up by hair! The ref is busy telling Dax to stop, and Stunt MULE KICK LOW BLOWS!! Stunt gets Dax again, for the TORNADO CUTTER! High stack cover, TWO!! Stunt flops out of the ring while Dax is down! Tully backs off as the ref checks and Dax crawls over. Dax brings Stunt up but Stunt ROCKS Dax with rights! Dax flounders, the ref watches him, and misses Tully POSTING Stunt!

JB storms over to tell Tully to back off, but Cash is there to CLOBBER JB! And whip him into railing! Cash puts Stunt in, tags in, and FTR hits the now BIG RIG FLAPJACK CODE BREAKER!! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

Tully has another assist in the success of Cash and Dax! Will Jurassic Express get back on track when Luchasaurus is behind the wheel?


NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay!

Two women already incredibly accomplished in the world of martial arts, these two battle for the first time in the squared circle! Deeb was the woman to dethrone Thunder Rosa, but will she be ready for the Brazilian blackbelt?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this newest chapter in the AEW-NWA crossover begins!

Deeb and Conti circle as fans fire up already. They tie up, go around, and Deeb gets the arm for a wrench and wristlock. Deeb wrenches back, steps over and hooks Deeb right up in a standing cobra twist! Deeb pries at the hold but Conti grinds a forearm into the ribs! Deeb reaches back to hip toss free, then arm-drags Conti down to an armlock! Deeb floats around to shift Conti into a double chicken wing cover, TWO! Conti gets right up and pushes Deeb, but Deeb keeps her cool. Conti spins but Deeb blocks the back kick, only for Conti to kick the other leg and knock her over! Conti goes after a leg and has a HEEL HOOK!

Deeb endures, Conti pulls on the foot, and turns things over to a CALF KILLER! Deeb grabs Conti’s head to drag her out of the hold and into a chinlock! Conti fights and moves around but Deeb throws her with a takeover! Conti headscissors, Deeb pops out but runs into a sayanagi throw! Deeb gets back up and fans cheer as the two stare down. Deeb and Conti circle again, show test of strength, and tie up with knuckle locks. Deeb rolls, wrenches, keylocks and wrangles Conti to the mat! Deeb twists the wrist, Conti kips up and wrenches back to reel Deeb in for a triangle! Deeb stays up, throws hands, but Conti throws forearms back!

Deeb powers out and snapmares Conti to run and SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Deeb brings Conti up and reels her in. Double underhooks but Conti back drops and sits down! TWO, Deeb sunsets, TWO! Conti bicycle BOOTS Deeb so hard, Conti is staggering! Deeb flounders out of the ring and Conti steadies herself as AEW goes picture in picture.

Conti hurries after Deeb and brings her up. Conti puts Deeb in, gets a hug from Jay and then gets in, only for Deeb to get a leg! DRAGON SCREW in the ropes! Conti hobbles, Deeb gets the leg again, but Conti throws forearms back! Conti gets free, then kicks, but Deeb ducks the buzzsaw only to get the HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Conti grows frustrated but Jay coaches her up. Conti brings Deeb up, Deeb waistlocks but Conti switches to ripcord and sayanagi! And again! And again! Conti sits Deeb up to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives but Conti goes for another cover, TWO! Conti grows frustrated as she can’t put Deeb away!

Conti gets back up, paces around Deeb and whips her to a corner. Conti runs in, and BOOTS Deeb again! Then double wrist to monkey flip! Conti rolls back to cover, TWO!! Deeb is still in this as AEW goes to break!

AEW returns as Deeb puts Conti back in the ring. Deeb fireman’s carries, Conti slips off and full nelsons, swinging STUNNER! Cover, TWO!?! Deeb survives and Conti can’t believe it! Conti drags Deeb into body scissors, hooks the arms, but Deeb resists the leg hook nelson to STRETCH MUFFLER! Conti reaches out for ropes, crawls over, and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Deeb lets go fast to drag Conti away and omoplata, but Conti cradle counters! TWO and Deeb fireman’s carries Conti for a GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Conti crawls as Deeb grits her teeth. Deeb puts Conti up top backwards, climbs up behind her, but Conti throws elbows.

Deeb clubs Conti, climbs up and hooks Conti into a HANGING GORY ESPECIAL! The ref counts, Deeb lets go at 4, and Conti adjusts position. Deeb comes back but Conti boots her away! Conti leaps up and over, comes back with another BOOT! Then a double chicken wing, but Conti can’t get Deeb up into the Especial from her beat up legs! Deeb reverses to a backslide, Conti slips through but into the underhooks! DEEBTOX!! Cover, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall (still NWA Women’s World Champion)

The trapped-arm facebuster secures the win for Deeb! Jay is still there for Tay, but when will she have another chance at a title in 2021?


Next week, AEW celebrates Negative One’s birthday!

That’s why Hangman Page is teaming up with The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Colt Cabana in a great 8 Man Tag! Will the Good, the Bad, the Hungy and the BOOM BOOM give the gift of winning when they go against Chaos Project and The Hybrid2?

Plus, #HardyParty is going to make the money worth it in a Six Man Tag against Matt Sydal & Top Flight, and Miro gives us the debut of his Kentucky Butler, Chuck Taylor! Then, the Vicious Vixen’s Nyla Rose returns to Dynamite against LEGIT Leyla Hirsch, and after we saw him rough up Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley will be back in action!


AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Team Taz!

Who can stop the Path of Cage? So far, no one has. But with Taz, Ricky Starks and even Son of Taz, Hook, in his corner, is it a shoe-in that Cage becomes the Two Belt Machine? Or will the Relentless underdog take Cage to his limits in this New Year’s Smash finale?

AEW returns as Darby makes his entrance and Taz joins commentary to enjoy this. The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and this grudge match a long time coming finally begins!

Darby rushes in and dropkicks the leg out then basement dropkicks Cage out! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES to send Cage into railing! He dribbles Cage off the railing, goes back into the ring and builds speed again, to DIVE! But into a SUPLEX! Cage shouts, “WHO BETTA?!” Starks fist-bumps Cage and Cage puts Darby back in the ring. Cage stalks Darby, circles around him then drags Darby up, but Darby SLAPS Cage! Cage CLOBBERS Darby! Cage drags Darby up, trophy lifts him, and then TOSSES him onto the timekeeper’s table! The table is splinters from that crash landing! The ref goes out to check on Darby, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Cage goes out to fetch him.

The ref tells Team Taz to stay back as Cage drags Darby up. Darby is bleeding, and Cage suplexes Darby up to make the blood rush there faster. Cage holds Darby up like that as he goes up the steel steps to the ramp, and then TOSSES Darby into the ring! Cage then dead lifts and SLAMS Darby with one hand! Darby is bleeding, making for a crimson mask on the unpainted half of his face! Cage watches Darby crawl to a corner, then he runs in, to EuroUpper and ROUNDHOUSE, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Darby flops and flounders but Cage stalks over to TOSS Darby into the corner! Darby hits hard, then flops to the mat, and his blood stains the mat!

Fans rally up for Darby as hard as they can but Cage looms over Darby. Cage hauls Darby up, and TOSSES him to the other corner! The ref wants Cage to let off but Cage rains down furious fists! The ref counts, Cage lets off at 4, and he drags Darby up. Darby flops down, fans rally even harder, and Cage sits Darby up for crossface forearms as AEW goes picture in picture!

Cage keeps clobbering Darby with forearms, then lets off as the ref wants to check on Darby. Darby is somehow still in this but Cage scuffs him with his boot. Cage toys with Darby, then shows off the muscles. Darby leaps right up and onto Cage to throw forearms all over the place! Cage RAMS Darby into buckles and Darby crumbles! Cage BOOTS Darby down, then dead lifts him into bicep curls! Cage is just showing off before he TOSSES Darby again! Cover, ONE?! Cage laughs, he didn’t think Darby was conscious. Darby manages to sit up but Cage is right on him for a wrench, clinch, and OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Darby writhes while Cage paces.

Starks sneers and smirks as Cage bumps Darby off buckles and CHOPS him! Cage digs his boot into Darby’s good side, but the ref counts. Cage lets off at 4, rains down rights, trying to bust open the good side so Darby will have a full crimson mask. Cage stomps Darby, drags him back up, and then goes corner to corner as AEW returns to single picture. Cage runs in, but into a boot! Darby goes up and leaps, into a fireman’s carry and F5!! Cover, ONE?!?! Darby surprises Cage again and Team Taz is growing frustrated. Fans are thunderous for Darby as Cage yanks Darby right up to a POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER BOMB! And ANOTHER! That last one was like a Kevin Nash Jackknife!

Darby sits up to flip Cage off?! Cage hauls Darby back up for a bomb to the ramp!! The ref asks Darby if he wants to stop this mask but Darby just flips Cage off again! Taz is furious on commentary and shouts for Cage to whoop Darby’s ass! Cage drags Darby over to a corner, and dead lift SUPERPLEXES him! Cover, ONE!?!?! How is Darby doing this?! Cage is losing his cool, and he goes out to bring the steel steps around! The ref tells Cage to stop, but Cage positions the steps near the apron. Cage drags Darby to the apron and aims at the steps! Cage fireman’s carries but Darby fights out!

Darby dropkicks Cage but Cage holds ropes! Darby BITES the hands, Cage lets go and falls onto the steps! Cage is on the steel, Darby climbs up the corner, SUPER COFFIN DROP!! Both men are down on the floor and fans are thunderous again! A ring count starts, Taz is furious on commentary all over again, and somehow Darby stirs at 3. Darby pushes himself up at 5, gets to the apron at 6, and drags himself in at 7! Cage uses the steps to stand at 8 and gets in at 9! Darby throws wrist tape away to SLAP Cage! And SLAP! SLAP! Darby runs, springboards, but into a waistlock! Cage flips Darby around but Darby BITES Cage’s face!

Darby takes off his studded belt, runs at Cage, gets around and flips over, THROWBACK STUNNER! The belt adds on, and then Darby uses it to tie up Cage’s legs! Darby shoves Cage over and rains down fists on the back of Cage’s head! The ref backs Darby off but Darby comes back, only for Cage to BASEMENT FLAPJACK him! Darby flounders, Cage breaks free of the belt, but Darby runs in for CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Cage staggers up, Darby goes to a corner, Darby runs and shotgun dropkicks Cage into buckles! Cover, TWO, but Darby is right to the top rope for DOUBLE STOMPS!

Darby isn’t done, but Hook distracts the ref! Starks YANKS Darby down, but the lights go out! IT’S STIIIIING! Baseball bat shot and a SMACK for Starks! Cage KNEES Darby up top, climbs up and hauls Darby up for a fireman’s carry. Darby fights that off, for a SUPER CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, Darby wins!!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The Icon helped even the odds, and the underdog is still the champion! Will Hobbs hurries out to back up Taz, Hook and Cage, but the snow still falls! Will Team Taz continue to be left out in the cold so long as Sting is watching over Darby?

My Thoughts:

Another great episode for AEW, and a very good second part to New Year’s Smash! We had a really good opening of PAC VS Kingston with everyone else ringside, and I like that Pac since he’s been gone and needs these wins since AEW is about the records. Archer showing up makes a lot of sense, too, as he still has business with Kingston. But with both of them wanting after Kingston, there is surely going to be PAC VS Archer to see who gets first crack at Kingston going into a PPV like AEW Revolution, or maybe even just Beach Break on 2/3/21. Miro VS Chuck was a good match, but I figured Miro wins because the story of Chuck being his “butler” is more interesting and will surely be more entertaining.

I should’ve known from the moment Callis insisted on separate entrances that the Bucks wouldn’t be joining Omega. Of course, Nick Jackson also suffered a minor leg injury last week, so he wasn’t going to be in shape for any matches tonight. This was a good way of covering that up in kayfabe, even if it pushes the pace up on the story. If not for the injury, I would’ve thought they’d give us more time of Bucks and Omega being friends. Of course, the Bucks did get in at the very end of all the brawling between Moxley, Lucha Brothers, Omega and Good Brothers, so perhaps they aren’t that upset with Omega pulling this little swerve.

And while I don’t want “the band” breaking up after only just reuniting, I would love if AEW could be the gateway to a Triple Threat TRIPLE TAG TITLE match. Bucks are AEW World Tag champs, Lucha Brothers are still AAA World Tag champs, and the Good Brothers are currently Impact Wrestling World Tag champs, it would be insane if one of these legitimately great teams became TRIPLE tag champions. At the very least, it’d make sense if Lucha Brothers returned to Impact as they were only just there in 2018 to 2019 and were Impact tag champs just the once.

FTR VS Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt was very good, and it was an interesting twist for Stunt to low blow Dax before Tully cheated him out of a win. I wonder if FTR brings that up before giving us the rematch, but with Luchasaurus in with JB per the usual combination. Though I could see Stunt wanting to be back in, just in JB’s spot. This feud is definitely only extending to build tag contenders on the side while The Bucks are busy with the Omega story. The same goes for the Inner Circle having a Triple Threat Tag within their own ranks. That is going to be a great match, but now that Jericho and MJF have declared for the Tag Division, they’re definitely going to win and go on a run up the rankings.

Deeb VS Conti was a great match, but AEW and TNT still need to figure out how they can go picture in picture and NOT have to go to full commercial. Conti got that monkey flip to cover and then it goes away, I almost thought Deeb was going to win while we were on break. Deeb retains because for one, it’s the NWA title, it won’t change hands until it’s on an NWA program. Plus, Conti is still very young and so is her career, she will have plenty of time to build into a great champion. The Dark Order had a good segment with Hangman Page, but if they’re posing the proposition here, I have a feeling Hangman doesn’t #JoinDarkOrder.

The Waiting Room was alright as far as the talk show portion, as Britt literally reused material from Dark to mock Cody. But Jade Cargill getting in Cody’s face, then brawling with Velvet was a much better segment. As was Rosa calling out Britt and finally giving us the match between them for Beach Break. That match should be treated as an unofficial contender’s match, the winner moving on to challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s World Championships. That probably means it’ll be Britt, but perhaps with help from Rebel.

And then the TNT Championship was a great match, especially once Cage tossed Darby through the table and Darby was bleeding. Darby proved his superhuman durability, and it was great for Sting to reinforce him against Team Taz. That tag match has to happen for AEW Revolution. Otherwise, what is Sting really doing here?

My Score: 9.4/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/12/21)

A Dark dozen on 1/12!



AEW Dark 2

In the shadow of New Year’s Smash is AEW Dark!

Before the New Year’s Smash continues on Dynamite, AEW Dark brings a dozen match-ups, with a BIG 10 Man Tag featuring the Dark Order!


  • Ricky Starks w/ Hook VS Mike Verna; Starks wins.
  • Jurassic Express VS RYZIN & Fuego Del Sol; Jurassic Express wins.
  • Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Marti Daniels; Conti wins.
  • 10 Man Tag: Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Zack Clayton, Adam Priest, Danny Limelight & Vary Morales; The Dark Order wins.
  • “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Louie Valle; Hobbs wins.
  • Red Velvet VS Leva Bates; Velvet wins.
  • The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS KC Navarro & El Australiano; The Dark Order wins.
  • The Varsity Blondes VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow; The Varsity Blondes win.
  • Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Alex Gracia; Jay wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Tesha Price; Deeb wins.
  • Bear Country VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto; Bear Country wins.
  • Chaos Project VS Top Flight; Top Flight wins.


Ricky Starks w/ Hook VS Mike Verna!

Absolute has the Son of Taz in his corner as he takes on the Real Man of Steel! Hook has played a small part in Team Taz’s recent wins, will he do the same this week?

The bell rings and the two circle. Starks has fans chanting for him and he thanks them, then ties up with Verna. Starks knees low, throws forearms, and strikes a pose, only for Verna to ROCK him! Verna whips, Starks reverses and blocks a kick but not the enziguri! Starks staggers to a corner, Verna runs in but only gets buckles! Starks jawbreakers, runs and dropkicks Verna down! Now Starks strikes his pose! Starks stomps Verna in the corner but the ref counts. Starks lets off and says, “Too easy!” Starks brings Verna up to CHOP, then CHOP him off his feet! Fans cheer as Starks elbows Verna, but Verna hits back. Starks knees low, throws haymakers and another CHOP!

Verna goes along ropes, and CHOPS back! Starks kicks low, bumps Verna off buckles and fires off fast hands and feet! Verna bails out but Starks stalks him. Starks RAMS Verna into the apron, puts him back in the ring, and fans cheer as Starks stalks Verna more. Verna throws body shots, but Starks blocks the suplex to give the suplex! Starks shakes his head and drags Verna up. Starks whips Verna corner to corner, strikes a pose then runs in but Verna dodges! Verna ROCKS Starks then rallies with lariats! And a spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO!

Verna fires up and he drags Starks up to a fireman’s carry. Fans rally, Starks slips off and runs to run Verna over! Starks keeps moving, Verna drops down but stands up into the SPEAR! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

Starks grins and strikes his pose again. Will Absolute go from #5 contender to THE #1 contender soon enough?


Jurassic Express VS RYZIN & Fuego Del Sol!

Though it’s the usual combo of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy now, it’ll be JB and Marko Stunt against FTR for Dynamite tomorrow night! Will Jurassic Express at least stay on track against the Priest of Sin and Fire of the Sun?

The teams sort out and JB starts against Fuego. Fans are fired up for JB as he and Fuego circle. They tie up, JB waistlocks, headlocks but Fuego powers out. JB whips Fuego, things speed up and JB hurdles but Fuego leaps. JB sweeps the legs, cover, ONE! Fuego reverses the roles and sweeps to cover, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out, JB and Fuego double kip-up! Ryzin tags himself in and says he can do better, but he runs into an arm-drag! Luchasaurus tags, Ryzin whips JB but JB ducks the boot and Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Ryzin down! Luchasaurus brings Ryzin up, Ryzin throws a haymaker but Luchasaurus CHOPS him down!

Tag to JB, Luchasaurus scoops Ryzin to SLAM him! JB hits a KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover, TWO! JB keeps cool and he brings Ryzin up to CHOP him! JB whips Ryzin, Ryzin reverses and gets around to pull hair for a neckbreaker! Fans boo, Ryzin taunts Stunt, then Ryzin says NO to tagging Fuego! Ryzin stomps JB down, drags him back up and scoops him for a slam. Ryzin runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, ONE! Ryzin keeps on JB with a chinlock but JB fights up. JB throws elbows and fights free, then dodges and leaps, into Ryzin’s arms! POWERSLAM! Ryzin still won’t tag Fuego and he runs to the corner to go up and moonsault, but JB moves! Ryzin belly flops and now he tags Fuego!

Fuego drags JB up and whips him, but JB LARIATS on the rebound! Hot tag to Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies on Fuego and Ryzin, CHOPS, back kicks, BOOTS! Luchasaurus tosses Fuego to a corner for fast hands! Luchasaurus whips Fuego, and FLAPJACKS him! Ryzin dodges but Luchasaurus bounces off buckles to DOUBLE LARIAT Ryzin and Fuego! Tag to JB, they drag Fuego up, but Ryzin throws JB away! Fuego lands out of the back suplex, he and Ryzin double dropkick! Luchasaurus stays up, so Fuego dropkicks a leg out and Ryzin throws Luchasaurus out! Ryzin wrecks Luchasaurus with another dropkick, then Fuego goes after JB with forearms.

JB reverses the whip to ROCK Fuego, whip, but Fuego springboards to POISON-RANA! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and Fuego can’t believe it! Ryzin grabs JB and coordinates with Fuego, but Luchasaurus intercepts! JB breaks free, Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Fuego onto Ryzin! Jurassic Express get Fuego with the BACK SUPLEX BOMB! Ryzin runs in, but into a TAIL WHIP! JB puts Fuego in the Snare Trap STF, Fuego taps! Jurassic Express wins!

Winners: Jurassic Express, by submission

The team is still on track, but they’re going in with their “Fun-Sized” formation against one of the best tag teams in wrestling today! Will Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt be able to catch FTR off guard at New Year’s Smash?


Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Marti Daniels!

Whether the Brazilian blackbelt has decided to #JoinDarkOrder or not has yet to be seen, but she still has her tag team partner by her side. Will Conti be rolling into her NWA Women’s World Championship match for New Year’s Smash?

The bell rings and Marti rushes Conti but Conti gets around to roll Marti up, TWO! Conti throws Marti with the drop sayanagi hat trick, then the judo hip toss. Conti sits Marti up, blows a kiss and KICKS Marti in the chest! Marti gets up and Conti storms over, but Marti ROCKS, whips and YANKS Conti down by her head! Conti staggers up, Marti rushes in but the boot gets stuck on the ropes! Conti KICKS the leg, goes out to the apron and has a HANGING KNEEBAR! The ref counts, Conti lets go at 4 and Marti hobbles away while protesting. Conti gets in, drags Marti back up but Marti SLAPS her! Marti tells Conti she will not be disrespected, so Conti fires off forearms!

Marti shoves, gets under one clothesline but not the BLINDSIDE! Conti rallies with clotheslines, dodges Marti and OVERHEAD THROWS her! Fans fire up with Conti and Conti goes up a corner. Marti runs in but Conti jumps over and rolls, to then come back with a BOOT! Conti reels Marti in, Gory Especial to the SPINNING KNEE! Cover off the #TayKO, Conti wins!

Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall

A strong showing ahead of her big title opportunity, will Conti be a champion for the first time in her wrestling career?


10 Man Tag: Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Zack Clayton, Adam Priest, Danny Limelight & Vary Morales!

Speaking of the Dark Order, this is literally a BIG match for them to start their 2021! Will Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alan Angels, Preston Vance and BOOM BOOM, Colt Cabana, start the new year on the right foot together?

The teams sort out, Stu starts and CLOBBERS Priest! And again! Stu hauls Priest up, Priest sunset flips but Stu rolls through to kick. Priest gets under, rolls Stu up, TWO! Priest arm-drags and CHOPS Stu, then whips. Stu reverses, Priest reverses back to lock up a leg and Russian Leg Sweep! Priest whips Stu, Stu reverses and hurdles to drop then CLOBBER Priest again! Priest tags out to Clayton, Stu tags in Angels! Clayton pie faces Five, but Angels throws forearms back! Clayton shoves Angels down but Angels gets up to kick and forearm! Another shove but now Angels dropkicks the legs out! Angels runs but Clayton CLOBBERS Angels!

Clayton wrenches and suplexes but Angels slips out to get around and dropkick Clayton down! Morales tags in, leaps over Angels but turns around into a dropkick! Tag to Ten, he whips Five in to forearm! Angels feeds Morales to Vance’s scoop, dropkick to FALL AWAY SLAM! Vance stalks Morales to a corner, whips him corner to corner and clotheslines! Vance whips back the other way, Morales goes up and over then dodges to mule kick! Morales goes up, and missile dropkicks Vance down! Morales mocks the Dark Order pose, runs but the clothesline doesn’t bother Vance! Morales avoids the boot, but not the wheelbarrow stungun GERMAN!

Vance looms over Morales, drags him over and tags in Uno. Uno runs in to CHOP Morales, then keeps him close with a butterfly suplex! Tag to Cabana and Cabana stays between Morales and his team. Cabana whips, body shots and runs to swinging neckbreaker! Fans fire up with Cabana as he runs around with a victory lap. Cabana cools down and brings Morales up to whip him to a corner. Morales BOOTS back, then hops up over Cabana to sunset flip! Cabana rolls through but into an enziguri! Hot tag to Stu and Limelight! Limelight springboard clotheslines Stu down! Then he dodges Vance to springboard neckbreaker! Limelight whips Stu but Uno tags in!

Uno catches Limelight for a GERMAN! Fans cheer as Uno stands on Limelight’s head then brings him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Cabana and Uno whips him in to back body block Limelight! Tag to Angels and Cabana feeds Limelight to Angels’ elbow! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps on Limelight, whips him to a corner and throws haymakers! Limelight hits back but Angels stomps him then turns him for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Dean was ready to spring on him but the ref keeps him back. Angels powers Limelight to the corner, Vance tags in, and Angels feeds Limelight to Vance’s SPINEBUSTER! Angels somersaults to go up the corner and MOONSAULT onto Limelight!

Vance drags Limelight back up to bump him off buckles, tag to Uno. Limelight fights out of the Dark Order corner, but Uno blocks him, hands the foot to the ref and hits a neckbreaker! Tag to Stu and Stu drags Limelight up. Stu tags Angels, they mug Limelight, and Angels grinds Limelight with a facelock. Dean and team rally up and Limelight fights out with a forearm, back hand, and then he blocks Angels’ kick for an EXPLODER! Limelight and Angels are down, hot tags to Dean and Stu! The Captain rallies on The Dark Order with big clotheslines and elbows! Dean runs to corner dropkick Stu, then goes the other way to dropkick Uno! CANNONBALL onto Stu!

Angels gets in, Dean spins him around and around for a DDT! Fans fire up with Dean and he drags Stu up for a suplex. Stu fights free, goes Matrix with the handspring and PELES! Priest tags in but Stu tags Uno! The Dark Order all get in, QUADRUPLE BOOTS! Uno BOOTS Clayton down for good measure! Vance ripcords Priest, he and Angels LARIAT SANDWICH him! Then BIONIC ELBOW from Cabana, Uno and Stu hit FATALITY!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

A big win for the united front! Will they carry on in the name of Mr. Brodie Lee and make AEW theirs from top to bottom?


“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Louie Valle!

Another member of Team Taz, and Hook, head to the ring, ready to show no one can stop FTW! Will the Hellion be little more than a speedbump as Hobbs heads for the top?

The bell rings and Hobbs CLOBBERS Valle into the corner! The ref reprimands as Hobbs grinds Valle into the buckles, so Hobbs lets off to then CLOBBER Valle again! Hobbs drags Valle up, puts him in another corner, then TOSSES him across the ring! Valle flounders and flops like a ragdoll, and he has a cut on his eyebrow! Hobbs doesn’t care that Valle is bleeding, he bearhugs and thrashes Valle around! Valle can only flail so Hobbs drops him. Hobbs makes everyone look at the blood, and then throws Valle out hard! Hobbs distracts the ref, Hook is lurking, Valle gets up and Hook judo throws Valle down! Hook puts Valle in for Hobbs, Hobbs hauls him up, scoop and POWERHOUSE SLAM!! Cover, Hobbs wins!

Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall

To be honest, Hook didn’t even need to get a shot in, because this was done the moment it started. “This is what I do! BLOOD!” Hobbs hauls Valle up again for ANOTHER POWERHOUSE SLAM! Will 2021 be the Year of FTW?


Red Velvet VS Leva Bates!

These two have quite a bit in common. They’re both able to be very sweet but also very spicy, and are both working hard towards the top of the AEW Women’s Division! Will Red Velvet be the one to stop the Librarian’s winning streak before it really gets going?

The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there’s respect. Leva does the stirrin’ it up and Velvet likes that. They tie up, Velvet steps through to fireman’s carry takeover then get the arm. Leva gets up, wrenches out and has a wristlock. Velvet rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to hammerlock. Velvet rolls with Leva to get a cover, ONE! Leva sweeps to cover, ONE as Velvet bridges out! Velvet Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Velvet whips, Leva gets around and turns Velvet for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Leva is a bit surprised by that but she Northern Lights! Bridging cover, ONE! Leva is again surprised, but she headlocks to grind Velvet. Velvet powers out but Leva runs her over!

Things speed up, Velvet does the splits then side steps and calf kicks! Cover, TWO! Velvet drags Leva up, whips her to a corner and hits a corner splash! Velvet does the splits as she digs her boot into Leva, then lets up at 4. Velvet runs in but Leva slips out and Velvet gets buckles! Leva roundhouses, then sweeps the legs, to slingshot and somersault, run corner to corner, and hits a swinging bronco buster! Cover, TWO! Leva grows annoyed but she waits for Velvet to stand. Velvet blocks the superkick, spins Leva and kicks. Leva blocks to sweep Velvet to a splits, BASEMENT SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!

Leva is getting closer and she brings Velvet up, but Velvet mule kicks! AX KICK LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps her cool and she runs at Leva but Leva fireman’s carries! Velvet slips off whatever Leva was going for, to sweep the legs to a facebuster! JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet wins!

Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall

Sweet, sweet victory for Velvet but a bitter defeat for Leva! The streak is over already, will Leva be able to recover? Is Velvet just a few more wins away from the taste of a title opportunity?


The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS KC Navarro & El Australiano!

Numbers 3 and 4 are back in action, and are looking to keep the momentum going for the faction! Will the top recruiters convince “The Truly Blessed” and the Luchador from Down Under to #JoinDarkOrder?

The teams sort out, Reynolds starts with Australiano and they tie up. Australiano wrenches to a wristlock, Reynolds rolls to wrench back and spin him around for a headlock to wristlock. Australiano flips through, dodges the clothesline and runs Reynolds over! Australiano does a dance then a standing mariposa! Then he dodges a kick, hits a headscissor, but Reynolds handsprings to drag Australiano down. Reynolds moves Australiano around into a dragon’s lair, TWO! Reynolds dropkicks Australiano then kips up to show off! Tag to Silver and Navarro tags in, too. Silver says he’s friggin’ jacked, Navarro says he’s friggin’ BLESSED!

Well jacked fireman’s carries blessed and TOSSES him! Navarro flounders around to ropes and wants a time-out. Silver flexes on Navarro, and Navarro apologizes for talking trash. Navarro offers a handshake but goes for a kick, which Silver blocks! Silver flips Navarro, things speed up, Navarro slides under and trips Silver up! Navarro flips up and over Silver and says he’s blessed AND jacked! Silver ROUNDHOUSES Navarro down! Silver drags Navarro up, TOSSES him across the way, and flexes again. Navarro goes to a corner, Silver brings him up and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Reynolds, Silver trophy lifts and tosses into Reynolds’ CUTTER! Cover but Australiano breaks it!

Reynolds brings Navarro up to DECK him with the EuroUpper! Tag to Silver, he brings Navarro up and ROCKS him! Silver whips Navarro to ropes and back drops him HIGH! Even Silver is shocked! Tag to Reynolds, they drag Navarro up and double whip to double hip toss and toss, but Navarro dodges! Tag to Australiano and he dropkicks Silver! Enziguri for Reynolds, but Silver kicks back! The Dark Order double whips but Australiano goes up and over in the corner. Silver catches him, but Australiano gets away and Reynolds almost hits Silver! Australiano goes up top and hits WHISPER IN THE WIND on them both!

Australiano does a dance, Navarro gives him a hand to go old school, and Australiano SUPER MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on Reynolds, Navarro DIVES onto Silver! Australiano puts Reynolds in, climbs up top, and SIDEWAYS MOONSAULTS, only to FLOP! Reynolds BOOTS Australiano, but Navarro missile dropkicks him down! Navarro throws forearms on Silver, fires up then runs, but Silver trips him into ropes! Dark Order STRADDLE ATTACK DROPKICK COMBO Navarro! Silver torture racks for the INVERTED F 10!! Australiano runs in but into a half nelson, ENZIGURI, then fisherman BUSTER! Cover, Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

Reynolds almost went Back to the Future with that one, but the Beaver Boys win another one for the faction! Will they find their way to the AEW World Tag Team Championships in the new year?


The Varsity Blondes VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow!

Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. tried to protect AEW from the Good Brothers invading, but got superkicks from the Young Bucks for it! Will the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ blow off steam against Big Shotty and The Extra Talented?

“Pretty” Peter Avalon joins commentary because he wants to keep his eyes on the young man he’s hoping to have a Pageant Provocation with. But at the same time, he might have found another candidate in Lee Johnson. Big Shotty might make Avalon forget about Griff. The teams sort out and BPJ starts with Johnson. They circle, fans rally up and the two shake hands to show there is respect. They tie up, BPJ headlocks then holds on as Johnson tries to power out. BPJ hits the takeover, Johnson headscissors but BPJ pops out. Johnson headlocks and hits the takeover, but BPJ headscissors back. Johnson moves around, bridges up but BPJ bridges to turn for a backslide.

Johnson resists, BPJ headlocks again but Johnson powers out, only for BPJ to run him over. Things speed up, BPJ leaps but Johnson sweeps to cover. ONE, BPJ sweeps to cover, ONE! Johnson ducks a kick but BPJ avoids the dropkick, only for Johnson to kip up. Avalon is cheering, too, but Johnson and BPJ tag out to Solow and Griff. The Varsity Blondes run in, Johnson and Solow dodge. But then Solow and Johnson rush in and the Varsity Blondes dodge. All four men stand off and fans cheer. Solow SUPERKICKS BPJ, Griff BOOTS Johnson, and Griff blocks the kick! Solow dodges the punch, huricanranas Griff then dropkicks him down!

Griff flounders to a corner, Solow runs in but Griff dodges. Griff runs in to leap and lariat! Griff fireman’s carries, SAMOAN DRIVER! Cover, ONE!! Solow survives but Griff drags Solow up to wrench and wristlock. Tag to BPJ, the Varsity Blondes whip, body shot and swinging neckbreaker, then Griff drops a leg, brother! BPJ covers, TWO! BPJ stomps Solow, drags him up, kicks him down, then covers, TWO! BPJ has Solow’s arm and then shifts to a seated cobra twist. Fans rally as Solow endures, BPJ digs knuckles in, but Solow fights up. BPJ blocks the hip toss, body shots then wrenches.

BPJ CHOPS Solow to keep him away from the tag, then puts him in the Varsity Blondes corner to clothesline and CHOP! Tag to Griff, BPJ whips Griff in for a BIG splash, that misses! Solow throws BPJ out, crawls to his corner, hot tag to Johnson! Avalon is fired up for Big Shotty as he clotheslines Griff out, then DIVES into both Varsity Blondes! Johnson puts Griff in, springboards, and missile dropkicks! Fans fire up with Johnson as he runs in and CHOPS Griff! Solow tags in, Johnson feeds Griff to the scoop, neckbreaker back suplex combo! Cover, TWO! Solow drags Griff up, fans rally, Griff breaks free but the rolling elbow misses! Solow SCREW HIGH KICKS, but BPJ tags in!

BPJ springboard lariats Solow down but Johnson runs in, into Griff’s BOOT! Griff runs into an enziguri! BPJ SUPERKICKS Johnson! Solow victory rolls BPJ but Griff ROLLING ELBOWS Solow down! The Varsity Blondes coordinate, pop-up missile dropkick POWERBOMB! Cover, Varsity Blondes win!

Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall

The only relief to Pretty Peter is that Johnson was spared. But with this win, will Griff and BPJ be climbing up the tag team ranks? And speaking of Johnson, Avalon walks over to him and offers him his 8 x 10. Is Johnson going to partake in Pretty Peter’s Pageant Provocation in the near future?


Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Alex Gracia!

The Star of the Show cheered on Conti, now Conti will cheer her on! The rest of the Dark Order has dominated, will Number 99 keep it 100?

The bell rings and Jay circles with Gracia. They tie up, go around, and Gracia arm-drags Jay away. Gracia waves at Jay but Jay gets up and ties up with her again. Jay arm-drags Gracia now but Gracia kips up. Jay wrenches, Gracia wrenches to sweep the legs and cover, ONE! Jay sweeps, covers, ONE! Gracia runs and arm-drags Jay but Jay dodges the dropkick. Jay fires off forearms, whips but Gracia reverses. Jay slips out to the apron, HEEL KICK gets Gracia in the mouth! Jay gets in and rallies on Gracia, then mule kicks a leg out to run and BASEMENT BLOCKBUSTER! Jay fires up, drags Gracia up and wrenches to DANGEROUS JAY HOOK KICK!

Gracia gets in a corner, Jay runs in to LEG LARIAT! Then Jay runs side to side, somersault KICK! Gracia boots Jay away, runs but into a waistlock then the QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER!! The body scissors are on, Gracia taps, Jay wins!

Winner: Anna Jay, by pinfall

The Queenslayer makes the Pink Dream’s night a nightmare! Will Jay find her way to a title opportunity in the near future?


Serena Deeb VS Tesha Price!

The NWA Women’s World Champion knows she has quite the challenge coming for New Year’s Smash, so she’s going to stay sharp and build some momentum! Will Tesha pay the price of being Serena’s tune-up opponent?

The bell rings and Tesha tells her new friend to hop off the apron. Tesha and Deeb circle, tie up, and go around. Tesha powers Deeb back but Deeb gets around to a waistlock and takedown. Deeb floats to a facelock, moves around with Tesha, then shifts to flip her over to a cover, ONE! Deeb keeps on Tesha with a headlock and takeover and grinds her down to the mat! Tesha makes it a cover, ONE, and Deeb holds on. Another try, TWO but Deeb still holds on. Tesha fights up, powers out, but Deeb throws a EuroUpper! Deebo throws more EuroUppers, then drop toeholds Tesha to get the legs! Deeb ties the legs up, grabs the arms, inverted surfboard to the cover, TWO!

Deeb keeps on Tesha, has the arm, omoplata, but Tesha gets the ropebreak with a leg! Deeb lets go at 3, and Tesha ROCKS Deeb to then run and elbow her down! Tesha rains down heavy hands, covers, TWO! Tesha grows frustrated and Deeb gets to the ropes. Tesha whips, Deeb ducks and dodges to leaping lariat! Fans fire up with Deeb and she drags Tesha up to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! And then ANOTHER! Deeb keeps going, to snap suplex! Tesha flounders up, Deeb hoists her to the top rope and backwards. Deeb climbs up behind Tesha, grabs at the arms, and has a HANGING GORY ESPECIAL!

Deeb lets go at 4, Tesha is in a Tree of Woe but she frees herself and flops down. Deeb drags Tesha up, underhooks the arms, FACEBUSTER! Cover, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall

Tesha just got a #Deebtox and the champion is rolling into her title defense! Will it be serenity now on Dynamite’s New Year’s Smash finale?


Bear Country VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto!

The big and burly Boulder and Bronson have been impressive since showing up in AEW, but they’re still hunting that first win! Will the EmpBRUH and Freak Beast be the first ones lost in Bear Country?

The teams sort out and Baron starts against Bronson. They circle, tie up, and Bronson powers Baron to a corner. The ref counts, Bronson lets off but throws a big body shot! Bronson whips corner to corner, Baron goes up and over and arm-drags Bronson! Bronson runs back in but into a waistlock. Bronson elbows out hard, clinches and whips but Baron dodges to reel Bronson in for a knee! Baron gets Bronson in a standing cobra twist but Bronson powers out, only for Baron to ripcord, wrench and arm code breaker! The two stand up but Bronson backs off to tag to Boulder. Baron tags Comoroto in and he circles with Boulder.

Fans fire up as the behemoths tie up, are in a deadlock, and then break. They try again, another deadlock, and Comoroto shoves Boulder back. Boulder gets mad, ties up with Comoroto and powers Comoroto to ropes. Boulder gives a shove, Comoroto shoves back, and the forearms start flying! Boulder then knees low, runs, but Comoroto catches his crossbody!? For a scoop, but Boulder fights out! Boulder ROCKS Comoroto, and Comoroto staggers but elbows back! Tag to Baron, Baron gets around and he throws EuroUppers, CHOPS, and a spinning CHOP! Boulder stays up, Baron dodges his big haymakers, but not the BOOT!

Boulder drags Baron up, puts him on ropes and CLOBBERS him over and over! Boulder reels Baron into a knee, then runs for a knee lift! Boulder drags Baron over, tags in Bronson, and Bear Country mugs Baron. Bronson clamps on with a thrashing chinlock and he throws Baron down. Fans rally as Bronson stalks Baron to a corner. Bronson throws haymakers then stomps him down. The ref counts as Bronson digs his boot in, and Bronson lets off at 4. Bronson drags Baron up but Baron throws forearms back! Bronson keeps Baron from Comoroto but Baron throws more hands. Bronson dodges, Baron dodges back, tag to Comoroto!

Comroto rallies on Bear Country, throws forearms and CHOPS, then dodges Boulder to send him into Bronson! Comoroto clotheslines Boulder out, then scoops Bronson for a RUNNING SLAM! Comoroto fires up, fireman’s carries Bronson, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up as Comoroto drags Bronson up. Tag to Baron, they double whip Bronson to a corner and Baron whips Comoroto in. Boulder saves Bronson, Bronson CLOBBERS Baron, and Boulder tags in. They whip Baron into Comoroto, Boulder hits a corner splash sandwich! Bronson is a backpack for the BEAR COUNTRY CANNONBALL!!

Boulder drags Baron out and tags in Bronson, they combine their forces again, for an Electric Chair SPLASH! Cover, Bear Country wins!

Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall

Bronson and Boulder get a big win but are hungry for more! Will they make 2021 the Year of the Bear?


Chaos Project VS Top Flight!

Luther and Serpentico are still fuming after what happened to them as part of the Go Big Show sponsored segment on New Year’s Smash! Will the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN take it out on Darius and Dante Martin to end Dark? Or will the Coldest Tag Team in the Game show they’re not afraid?

Chaos Project rushes Top Flight as they get in the ring! Serpentico puts Dante in one corner and Luther puts Darius in the other. Luther whips Serpentico to back elbow Dante, then the other way to elbow Darius! Luther scoops Darius to slam him, then he scoops Serpentico to slam him onto Darius! The match isn’t even official but Darius BOOTS Luther back! Top Flight regroups, they dodge Chaos Project then double dropkick them down! Top Flight has the ring as the bell rings, they build speed but Serpentico SUPERKICKS Dante! Luther catches Darius, blocks the flips and puts him on the apron. Serpentico throws Dante out hard, then knees Darius into Luther’s KNEE!

Luther puts Darius in for Serpentico and Serpentico drops elbows. Serpentico drags Darius up, bumps him off buckles then tags Luther. Chaos Project mugs Darius in the corner, Luther kicks Darius then runs to BOOT him! Luther grabs Darius’ head for a NECK CRACKER! Tag to Serpentico, Serpentico whips but Luther reverse to back suplex, ATOMIC LEG DROP! Serpentico crawls to a cover, ONE as Darius bridges out! Serpentico drags Darius up, wrenches and throws forearms, then tags in Luther. Chaos Project chokes Darius on ropes and Luther kicks Darius down. Luther tells the ref to shut up and leave him alone as he snap suplexes Darius. Cover, TWO with another bridge!

Luther drops a knee and then shouts at the ref to count faster. Tag to Serpentico, Luther scoop slams Darius then scoops Luther for a back suplex senton! Serpentico flounders to the cover, TWO! Serpentico keeps Darius from Dante and fans rally up. Darius fights up, fights out but Serpentico knees him! Tag to Luther, Chaos Project mugs Darius and Luther chokes Darius on the ropes! The ref counts, Luther lets off at 4 while talking trash. Tag to Serpentico, Serpentico DECKS Dante, but Darius fights back! Darius forearms and CHOPS but Serpentico ROCKS him! Chaos Project double whip Darius hard, then Luther makes Serpentico a weapon again, FALL AWAY BODY BLOCK!

Darius flounders out of the ring, Luther drags him up and he tells Serpentico to run. Serpentico is reluctant, but he builds speed and DIVES, only to get Luther! Darius got away, and hurries back in the ring! Serpentico hurries after Darius, then goes past, but Dante ROCKS him! Darius tags in Dante! Dante shoulders in, slingshots up and over, then rallies with big forearms! Dante runs in to ROCK Serpentico in the corner! Dante whips, Serpentico reverses but Dante goes up and headscissors Serpentico into buckles! Serpentico flounders, Dante rocks him again, spins him around, hotshots and springboards, BIG flying uppercut! Cover but Luther breaks it!

Luther drags Dante up, whips him to a corner, then whips Serpentico in, only for Dante to put Serpentico out. Dante boots Luther, somersaults and jawbreakers! Mule kick for Serpentico! Dante throws Serpentico into Luther, then uses him as a step to hit a somersault BLOCKBUSTER onto Luther! Serpentico ends up taking a DDT at the same time! Dante covers, TWO!! Serpentico survives but Dante tags in Darius! Dante ROCKS Luther, Darius whips Dante for Dante to whip Darius, Serpentico SUPERKICKS Darius down! Dante runs in, but Serpentico puts him way out! Serpentico dodges Darius, Luther whips him and Serpentico SPEARS! Cover, Dante breaks it!

Luther throws Dante back out, then goes to the apron to CANNONBALL! Fans rally as Luther whips but Dante reverses to send Luther up and over the barriers! Darius has Serpentico, blocks the punch and enziguris! Darius brings Serpentico over, tags Dante, and Top Flight coordinates with an Electric Chair and tuck. Dante gets a boost from Darius for a DROPKICK CHEEKY NANDOS! Cover, Top Flight wins!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

Air Wolf and Angel Dorado are rolling, and there’s still all of 2021 ahead of them! Will the ice cold Martin brothers get some tag gold while they’re still young?

My Thoughts:

A very good Dark, only 12 matches and just over 90 minutes is much more manageable than those extra stuffed episodes with 15+ and another hour. There were also some slightly less unpredictable matches, such as Red Velvet VS Leva Bates. Both of them have been doing good work, but Velvet having a small part in the story of Jade Cargill, the Vicious Vixens and Brandi Rhodes means she needs the momentum as a proxy for Brandi. The main event of Top Flight and Chaos Project could’ve gone either way, but the younger team needed the momentum so it was great for them to win over the more experienced Luther and Serpentico. Top Flight using that boosted dropkick Cheeky Nandos is an interesting move, but I think if they coordinate it better, it should be the legal man whipping the other so that he can also be the one to cover as the opponent falls back.

On the other end of things, it was great to see Bear Country get a win through Dark, they’re a great team that can build up the already stacked tag division. The Dark Order had a very good night again, and that 10 Man was pretty congested. Cabana is meshing with the Dark Order more, and so I hope some part of the story originally intended with him is given television time. Not to move on too quickly from Mr. Brodie Lee, but if Uno and Stu can move up as leaders and then make Cabana a new right hand man, I think that’d be good for the group as things go forward.

Conti gets a good win over the incoming Marti Daniels, and Deeb gets the same off Tesha Price, but even without these matches, I’m pretty sure their title match is going to be very good with a lot of technical skill on display. Speaking of Price, who was her sidekick and why did she not get an entrance? That’s a bit weird when it wouldn’t have taken that much to add that to Dark’s runtime. Maybe something happened to the footage at the time and they couldn’t shoot it again? Maybe we’ll learn who the guy is next time. And I like that Avalon is building the story of his Pageant Provocation by snubbing Griff and acknowledging Johnson. No idea where this will lead Avalon but it seems like the journey will be fun.

My Score: 8.2/10

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