AEW isn’t taking time off from Dark!
Just because there’s the Late Night Dynamite on TNT doesn’t mean AEW Dark on YouTube is staying on the bench! ELEVEN matches wait to be seen!
- The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Fuego del Sol & Rembrandt Lewis; The Dark Order wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Christopher Daniels; Starks wins.
- The Butcher & The Blade w/ Eddie Kingston VS Calvin Stewart & PUF; The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Will Hobbs VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Hobbs wins.
- The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Dontae Smiley & Maxx Stardom; The Lucha Brothers win.
- The Dark Order’s Alan Angels & Preston Vance VS Ryzin & Xander Gold; The Dark Order wins.
- Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Kevin Blackwood & Daniel Garcia; Janela & Kiss win.
- The Gunn Club VS M’Badu & Cruz; The Gunn Club wins.
- Serena Deeb VS KiLynn King; Deeb wins.
- Lee Johnson VS Benjamin Carter; Carter wins.
- Eddie Kingston VS Brian Pillman Jr; Kingston wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Fuego del Sol & Rembrandt Lewis!
The Dark Order OG are working to bring respect back to the group’s good(?) name! Will they have a fire lit under them taking on the Fire of the Sun and the second-ever Rembrandt in AEW?
The teams sort out and Stu starts against Fuego. Stu rushes Fuego but he dodges, headscissors and tilt-o-whirl arm-drags! Fuego waistlocks, O’Conner rolls but Stu gets up, only to get a wheelbarrow bulldog! Tag to Rembrandt and Fuego arm-drags! Rembrandt dropkicks Stu, he stays up and things speed up. Rembrandt rolls off Stu’s back to KNEE back! Stu still stays up!? Stu storms over and catches Rembrandt for an URENAGE! Stu drags Rembrandt up to feed to Uno’s boot. Uno tags in, Stu whips him in and Uno back elbows! Stu adds a splash and feeds Rembrandt to Uno’s BOOT! Uno stands on Rembrandt’s hair, steps away as the ref counts, and brings Rembrandt up to bump off buckles.
Uno CHOPS Rembrandt, and again, then has him back in the corner. Uno ROCKS Rembrandt, tags Stu, and they both stomp away on Rembrandt! Stu tags Uno back in but pulls on Rembrandt’s hair. Uno brings Rembrandt up, Rembrandt hits back and mule kicks! Rembrandt reaches for Fuego but Uno back suplexes him away! Uno drops the leg, rains down right hands and pulls hair. The ref reprimands, Uno lets off to bump Rembrandt off buckles. Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Rembrandt, elbow drop sidewalk slam! Cover but Fuego breaks it with a dropkick! Fuego is fired up so Stu gives him Rembrandt! Fuego tags in, runs at Stu but gets a KNEE!
Stu paces and brings Fuego up, torture rack to the BACKBREAKER! Night Fall on the sun, but Uno tags in! Uno drags Fuego up, special underhook for the spinning COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Another day, another dollar of Chili’s money. Will Uno and Stu redeem themselves and become #1 contenders to the tag team titles?
Ricky Starks VS Christopher Daniels!
Absolute will be alongside The Machine, Brian Cage, and The Murderhawk Monster, Lance Archer, in taking on Jon Moxley, Will Hobbs and Darby Allin! Will he try to use the Fallen Angel as a tune-up? Or will he learn why Daniels is a ring general?
The bell rings and the two circle. Starks and Daniels tie up, Starks powers Daniels to a corner and throws heavy body shots! Starks rocks Daniels with an uppercut, whips him to ropes then clobbers him! The Absolute strikes a pose and does a dance to mock Daniels. Starks goes to chop but Daniels dodges to jab away! Daniels whips, Starks reverses but Daniels slides under to arm-drag! Daniels has the arm and blows a kiss to mock Starks back. Starks gets up, Daniels arm-drags him back down but Starks headscissors back. Starks rubs Daniels’ bald head, but Daniels reverses to a short arm scissors then facelock. Starks pops out to a hammerlock but Daniels fights up to get around and hammerlock back.
Starks elbows and runs, things speed up and Daniels arm-drags again! Daniels has the cording hold again with a knee on Starks’ head. Daniels shifts to a chinbar but Starks fights up to pull on Daniels’ ear. Starks whips, Daniels dodges and ducks and then lets the crossbody fly overhead! Daniels scoops Starks for a slam, then goes to ropes for the ARABIAN PRESS! Cover, TWO! Daniels grows a bit annoyed but he has Starks in a corner. Daniels throws haymakers then whips corner to corner. Daniels runs in to forearm smash Starks, then climbs up to rain down rights. Starks rakes eyes to get away! Daniels boots back but leaps into an uppercut! Starks boots Daniels out of the ring! Daniels tumbles to the floor, Starks hurries out after him.
Starks stomps away on Daniels, drags him up and bumps him off the apron. Starks puts Daniels in and covers, TWO! Starks kicks Daniels around and says this is HIS season. Starks drags Daniels up but Daniels throws forearms. Starks hits back and they brawl. Daniels gets around but Starks blocks the atomic drop and elbows. Starks swings Daniels fast for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! The crowd rallies for Daniels but Starks has Vickie Guerrero cheering him on. Starks shoves Daniels to club him on the back! Starks scoop and slams, for a running elbow drop, but Daniels dodges! SNAP EXPLODER! Starks kicks but his enziguri misses! Starks denies the O’COnner roll but Daniels rallies with clotheslines! Daniels whips, Starks reverses but Daniels kicks him back for the STO!
The crowd rallies more as Daniels drags Starks up. Daniels hits the BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives but Daniels keeps his focus. Daniels bring Starks up, underhooks, but Starks powers Daniels into a corner! Starks reels Daniels in for a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Starks drags Daniels up, Daniels jackknifes, TWO! Starks sunsets, TWO! Daniels sits on it, TWO! Starks ghost pins, TWO! DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Both men are down and Taz is growing frustrated on commentary. A standing count begins as both men stir. The count reaches 5, the crowd rallies up and both men slowly stand. Daniels reels Starks in, Starks elbows back, kicks low and lifts, but Daniels slips out to get Starks for an UREN- NO! Starks arm-drags out, baits Daniels into buckles, and SPEARS!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
A huge win for a legitimate legend! If Absolute can defeat a ROH Grand Slam winner, will he absolutely be a difference maker against Moxley, Hobbs and Darby? And he even joins commentary just because he can!
The Butcher & The Blade w/ Eddie Kingston VS Calvin Stewart & PUF!
Andy Williams & Braxton Sutter are ripping their way up the AEW Tag Division ranks, but aren’t fighting for those titles just yet. Will they make a feast out of these two new-to-AEW wrestlers?
No time to sort out, Blade and Butcher maul Puf and Stewart! They even throw their jackets at them! Puf gets dumped out and Stewart is fed to a backbreaker! And then fed to a Fisherman BUSTER! Butcher and Blade have Kingston cheering and they high-five before finally sorting out. Blade whips Stewart to clobber him, then tags in Butcher. They mug Stewart, then Butcher jams his knee into Stewart’s face! Butcher bumps Stewart off buckles and CHOPS! Tag to Blade, they double headbutt Stewart and Kingston is fired up. Blade chokes Stewart on the ropes, rakes the eyes and hooks the mouth, then dumps him out. Kingston drags Stewart up behind the ref’s back and helps Butcher mug the poor guy. Kingston puts Stewart in, Blade toys with him and whips him to the corner.
Butcher CHOPS Stewart, tags Butcher, and Butcher clubs Stewart on the back. Butcher keeps on Stewart at the ropes, tags Blade, and Butcher scoop slams Stewart down! Blade taunts the crowd, drags Stewart up and whips, but Stewart reverses. Blade KICKS Stewart back, runs but into a dropkick! Blade staggers, Stewart tags Puf! Puf rallies with big elbows and a CHOP! Puf swings but Blade waistlocks. Puf jiggles and gyrates to bump Blade away! The crowd fires up for Puf and his whip dance PUNCH! Puf Irish whips Blade, but Butcher tags in before Puf hits the tilt-o-whirl slam! Butcher drags Puf up but Puf swings big haymakers!
Puf whips Butcher corner to corner, but runs into a boot! Butcher goes up top, leaps and crossbodies Puf down! Puf hurries, hot tag to Stewart! But Butcher tosses Stewart in! Blade is in, FULL DEATH!! Cover, Blade kicks Puf down, Butcher and Blade win!
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall
There was no stopping this! They throw Stewart out to have the ring all to themselves! Will Butcher and Blade have the top spot in the AEW Tag Division soon enough?
Will Hobbs VS Serpentico w/ Luther!
The Embodiment of Willpower will stand with Darby Allin and the AEW World Champion against Archer and Team Taz! Will SNAKEMAN feel just a sample of what Hobbs has in store for the Murderhawk Monster, Machine and Absolute?
The bell rings and Hobbs circles with Serpentico. Taz and Starks give Hobbs a hard time, Luther swipes at Hobbs and Serpentico attacks! Hobbs shoves Serpentico away but Serpentico comes back. Serpentico tries to whip but Hobbs blocks with power. Hobbs whips Serpentico out hard and Serpentico crashes into railing. Hobbs drags Serpentico up to whip him harder into other railing! Hobbs stares Luther down, puts Serpentico in, but Luther distracts him. Hobbs gets in but Serpentico goes to the apron. Serpentico punches but Hobbs blocks and suplexes him in. Hobbs holds Serpentico up for 10 before slamming him down!
Taz is not giving Hobbs credit for that, or the next suplex Hobbs hits. Hobbs grins and he keeps Serpentico away from the ropes. Hobbs YANKS Serpentico up to SLAM him down! Hobbs wants Taz and Starks to watch this, as he runs, but into Serpentico’s SUPERKICK! And yet Hobbs is still up! Hobbs runs in, Luther pulls Serpentico aside and Hobbs gets buckles! Serpentico goes after Hobbs with hammering elbows, then runs and BOOTS Hobbs out of the ring! Starks likes that, and he likes Luther stomping Hobbs while Serpentico distracts the ref. Luther POSTS Hobbs! Serpentico goes out to fetch Hobbs and puts him in the ring. Serpentico aims from the apron, slingshots and stomps! Cover, TWO!
Serpentico drops a double stomp this time, covers, TWO! Serpentico and Luther are frustrated but the ref says the count is the count. Serpentico toys with Hobbs now, SLAPS him, but Hobbs shove shim. Serpentico ducks, tilt-o-whirl but Hobbs powers him out. Serpentico runs but Hobbs swats him out of the air! Serpentico still gets up top, leaps, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs pops Serpentico up, Luther gets on the apron but Hobbs DECKS him! Serpentico mule kicks, throws a forearm and back hand, then runs, into the SPINE BUSTER! Cover, Hobbs wins!
Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall
That move, Taz does admit is something his team will need to avoid. Will Hobbs show his full power against Archer, Cage and Starks?
The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Dontae Smiley & Maxx Stardom!
Pentagon and Rey Fenix aren’t going to be left out of things, they want their own path to FTR and the tag titles! Will #TheRealAthlete and #TheFiveStarSuperstar learn the true meaning of Cero Miedo?
Prime Time Smiley’s coat and Stardom’s SWAT vest are enough to impress Taz and Starks, but then the pyro for the Lucha Bros change everything. Taz wants more for Team Taz now. The teams sort out and Stardom starts against Fenix. They circle and tie up but Fenix dodges. Fenix waves to the crowd, waistlocks Stardom, but Stardom switches and shoves. Stardom sunset flips but Fenix rolls out, only for Stardom to change to a victory roll! TWO, but Stardom gets Fenix in a Gedo Clutch! TWO, and Fenix has Stardom for a camel clutch! Stardom endures, Fenix shifts and brings him up, and CHOPS him! Fenix has the knuckle lock, goes up but Stardom chops back! Fenix boots, slips through the ropes and reels Stardom in for an Octopus!
The ref counts, Fenix stops at 4, and pushes Stardom down. Fenix tags Pentagon, drags Stardom up, and they double wrench, leg sweep, and tie Stardom up in a Paradise Lock! Uno, dos, tres, the Lucha Bros double KICK Stardom out of Paradise! Kingston likes what he sees as Pentagon whips Stardom and SUPERKICKS him down! Pentagon puts Stardom on the ropes to CHOP! Pentagon tags Fenix in, Fenix waistlocks and then shifts to a slam! Pentagon is up top, WAZZUP stomps!! Cover, TWO but Fenix chinlocks. Fenix bumps Stardom off buckles, Pentagon tags in and they mug Stardom. Pentagon puts the leg on the rope, runs side to side and kicks the thigh! Pentagon snapmares Stardom, stretches the arms back then tags in Fenix.
The brothers wrench the arms, Fenix throws forearms. Fenix CHOPS Stardom over and over, then tags Pentagon back in. They double whip Stardom in, but Stardom goes to boot back! The Lucha Bros deflects but Stardom boots and ax kicks back! Stardom rolls under the double clotheslines to hot tag Smiley! Smiley dodges Pentagon to dropkick Fenix! Smiley clotheslines Pentagon, kicks Fenix and fisherman cradle for a suplex! Fenix bails out, Smiley kicks Pentagon and tags in Stardom. They double whip Pentagon, atomic drop, leg sweep and split the wishbone for double Penalty Kicks! Smiley FLIES out onto Fenix! Stardom is up top, leaps, but into boots! Pentagon pump handles and DRIVES Stardom down! Cover, Smiley breaks it!
Fenix missile dropkicks Smiley right out of the ring! Lucha Brothers combine for the L B DRIVER!! Cover, Lucha Brothers win!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall
The rough patch has been smoothed over and the brothers are back on top! Will they be the ones with the top spot in the AEW Tag Division?
The Dark Order’s Alan Angels & Preston Vance VS Ryzin & Xander Gold!
We saw the prime numbers, Uno and Stu, win big to open the night, but what about Numbers 5 and 10? Will they get the 1-2-3 over the Priest of Sin and the American Muscle?
The teams sort out and Gold starts against Five. Angels and Gold tie up, Gold gets the arm, wrenches, but Angels slips through to wrench back. Angels has the wristlock, Gold handsprings and whips but Angels reverses. Gold lands on his feet out of the hip toss but Angels blocks the arm-drag. Angels kicks the leg and headlocks but Gold powers out to a headlock of his own. Angels rolls Gold off, ducks and waistlocks, but Gold standing switches, Angels switches back, Gold goes to a corner but Angels pushes him into buckles. Angels runs to LARIAT Gold down! Gold scrambles to a corner, Angels tags Vance then CHOPS Gold!
Five and Ten whip Gold corner to corner and Vance back drops Gold! Angels hits a missile dropkick! Vance covers, TWO! Ryzin wants in so Vance gives Gold to him. Ryzin tags in, sanctifies the ring, but Vance SLAPS him. Ryzin shoves Vance, dodges and calf kicks! Cover, ONE! Ryzin fireman’s carries but Vance slips out to shove Ryzin into Angels’ enziguri! Vance DECKS Ryzin then covers, TWO! Vance puts Ryzin in the corner, CHOPS him, then tags in Angels. Angels CHOPS Ryzin, tags Vance back in then forearms Ryzin. Vance whips Ryzin into Angels’ knees, then ripcord CUTTERS! Cover, TWO! Vance drags Ryzin up to put in the open corner. Vance DECKS Gold for good measure before he runs at Ryzin. Ryzin BOOTS, then gets around to neckbreaker! But he has no one to tag!
Ryzin runs at the corner, MOONSAULT but it flops! Vance and Ryzin crawl, hot tag to Angels! Angels is after Ryzin’s leg, Ryzin boots him away, tag to Gold! Gold rallies with big forearms, then he whips corner to corner. Angels reverses, Gold BOX JUMPS to the top rope and goes up and over Angels! Angels runs into buckles, Gold RAMS his shoulder in! Gold hip TOSSES Angels, then whips him to ropes. Big dropkick from Gold and he fires up! Gold gets Angels for a Northern Lights! Bridging cover, TWO! Gold enziguris Angels in a corner, hoists him up top and climbs up to join him. Angels shoves him down, Vance tags in, and Angels leaps over Gold to speed up. Gold doesn’t see Vance for the SPINE BUSTER! Cover, but Ryzin breaks it!
Ryzin has Vance in a full nelson but Vance spins out, Angels HEEL KICKS! Vance BOOTS Ryzin, then gives Angels the boost for the FLYING DDT on Ryzin! The Numbers fire up, Gold gets in, they both catch him! Vance has Gold up, BOOT and spin, but Angels goes up top! FLYING STOMP POWERSLAM! Cover, Vance and Angels win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
The Numbers were too much for Gold and Ryzin, but will this be enough to get in Mr. Brodie’s good graces?
Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Kevin Blackwood & Daniel Garcia!
Jersey’s Finest are still on that road trip to the top, but haven’t reached their destination yet! Will the returning Buffalo boys be a roadblock to that golden goal?
The teams sort out and the Bad Boy starts with Garcia. They circle, tie up, and have a test of strength. Garcia sweeps the leg, gets the arm but Janela fights up to waistlock. Garcia pries free, shoulder breaker to hammerlock. Janela snapmares and cravats but Garcia has the ropes. The two break and the crowd cheers as these two reset. Garcia and Janela tie up again, Janela waistlocks but Garcia standing switches. Janela resists the lift, fights out, but Garcia CHOPS him! Garcia runs, Janela gets him for an arm wrench but Garcia wrenches back. Janela wrenches again but Garcia throws him down by his hair! Garcia glares, runs but gets run over by an elbow!
Janela drags Garcia up, wrenches and tags in Kiss. The Concrete Rose and Janela double whip and double arm-drag! They roll back, stand Garcia up, Manhattan Drop to Atomic Drop! Kiss twerks on Garcia, gets his arm and split-leg arm-drags! Blackwood tags in but Kiss dodges. Blackwood dodges back, both men dodge the other’s roundhouse but Kiss rolls Blackwood up, TWO! Blackwood runs, Kiss follows and slides under to huricanrana! Kiss runs at the corner with a handspring SLAP! Blackwood gets mad but Kiss dodges him to tilt-o-whirl and huricanrana again! Kiss ROCKS Blackwood with a right then whips, for a dropkick! Garcia tags in, Blackwood swings on Kiss but Kiss goes Matrix, only for Garcia to CLOBBER him!
Garcia gets in Janela’s face about it, then goes back to Kiss for the cover, TWO! Garcia looms over Kiss, facelocks and drags Kiss up to knock him back down. Tag to Blackwood, Garcia whips him in and Blackwood uppercuts Kiss! Blackwood feeds Kiss to Garcia’s running elbow! Blackwood stomps Kiss, drags Kiss up with a facelock and throws big forearms! Tag to Garcia, they mug Kiss, and Garcia watches Kiss crawl. Garcia drags Kiss up for a butterfly suplex! Cover, TWO! Garcia has the legs, ties them up and brings Kiss into a Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Kiss endures, pops out but Garcia keeps him down to tag in Blackwood. Blackwood drags Kiss up, Kiss hits back and the crowd rallies.
Kiss throws body shots, pushes Blackwood but Blackwood kicks away! Kiss ducks the buzzsaw but not the heel kick! Cover, TWO! Blackwood seethes and drags Kiss back. Kiss kicks Blackwood off the Boston Crab, but Blackwood grabs the other leg. Kiss enziguris Blackwood away! Garcia tags in, grabs Kiss but Kiss flips and tags Janela! Janela goes up to missile dropkick Garcia! Janela hits Blackwood, scoop slams Garcia, then slingshots Blackwood onto Garcia! Janela fires up, fireman’s carries Blackwood, and hits a ROLLING DEATH VALLEY! Janela whips Garcia to drop toehold him onto Blackwood! SUPERKICK for Garcia, then Janela dumps Blackwood out. Janela climbs up to CROSSBODY them both down!
The Bad Boy is up, hair blowing in the wind, and he puts Garcia in. Janela ANARCHY SUPLEXES Garcia! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives but Janela is focused. Janela drags Garcia up, tags Kiss, and Janela DDT’s Garcia down hard! Kiss is up top, for the DIVING SPLITS! Cover, Jersey’s Finest win!!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
The ride continues on! Will these Jersey boys finally pull up to the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
The Gunn Club VS M’Badu & Cruz!
Billy and son, Austin, have been doing great as a team but are still climbing the ranks! Will they keep that climb going against a mountain of a man and a man with one name?
Austin mocks Starks’ pose before posing with Billy and brother Colton. Billy does a tango with Aubrey Edwards but she has him get to his corner. Billy and M’Badu start with the bell and the crowd is fired up. The two big men step to each other, tie up, and Billy headlocks. M’Badu powers out but Billy runs him over! Things speed up, M’Badu hurdles but Billy blocks the hip toss! M’Badu blocks Billy’s hip toss, too, but Billy knees low and backslides! TWO, and M’Badu knees Billy back. M’Badu throws hands, whips Billy corner to corner, but runs into an elbow! Billy runs to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Billy drags M’Badu up, tags in Austin, and whips M’Badu. Austin body shots, Billy boots, but M’Badu dodges Austin once, only for Austin to come back with tilt-o-whirl headscissors!
M’Badu ends up in his corner, Cruz tags in! Cruz runs into the dropkick that takes his legs out! Austin Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Austin wrenches, Cruz powers him to a corner and throws forearms. Cruz clubs, whips Austin and pops Austin up, but Austin slips out to waistlock. Cruz bucks Austin away to LARIAT! Big teddy bear Cruz has power, but he’s soaking up the cheers too much. Cruz runs to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Cruz keeps his cool as he clubs Austin then drags him up. Tag to M’Badu, Austin fights back but M’Badu clubs him down. M’Badu throws hands, fires up and ROCKS Austin with a right. M’Badu stands on Austin’s head, lets up at the count, but Austin CHOPS back! And again! Austin runs, into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!
Austin survives but M’Badu stalks him to a corner. M’Badu throws hands, clubs Austin down, then runs corner to corner. Austin dodges the splash and M’Badu only gets buckles! Hot tags to Billy and Cruz! Billy rallies with haymakers, then throws M’Badu back out. Billy runs and corner splashes Cruz! Billy kicks low, tells Cruz to “SUCK IT!” and hits the FAMOUSER! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: Gunn Club, by pinfall
The father and the son keep on rolling, and they want FTR to take notice. Will the Gunn Club take aim at Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood soon enough?
Serena Deeb VS KiLynn King!
Now that she’s officially with AEW, Deeb is All Elite! Will she get her first win in AEW, too, going up against the Queen of Crazy?
The bell rings and King circles with Deeb. They tie up, King powers Deeb to ropes then arm-drags her down. Deeb holds on and arm-drags King in return. They’re still in the elbow ‘n’ collar, King wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Deeb rolls and spins through to get the wristlock for herself! Deeb wrangles King down, double knuckle lock cover, TWO as King bridges! Deeb brings King up, hooks the arms and wrangles her into a sunset, TWO! Into a BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Deeb has the arms caught and the head in a clinch, but King make sit a cover! TWO, Deeb lets King go and King runs her over with a shoulder! King uses an omoplata to drag Deeb down for an armbar!
Deeb endures as the crowd cheers, and she pops her arm free to roll away. King scoops Deeb, Deeb slips out and arm-drags King back down! Deeb twists the wrist and bends the fingers to slam the hand down! King gets up, Deeb keeps on the fingers, but King spins through to lift and throw Deeb into ropes! Deeb scrambles around, King whips her hard into buckles! King runs corner to corner for a meteora! Cover, TWO! Deeb survives but King is on her with a chinlock. Deeb works on an escape, fights up to her feet, and arm-drags King off! King wrenches, whips but Deeb reverses to a straitjacket neckbreaker! Both women are down but the crowd fires up. Deeb stands, dares King to get up and King does. Deeb JABS and JABS, then kicks low and runs for the knee lift! And LARIAT!
Deeb is rallying on King, whips but King reverses! King runs in but Deeb slips out and catches her for a chancery! The ref counts, Deeb turns King for the neckbreaker hotshot! GEDO CLUTCH, TWO!! Deeb is frustrated but the crowd is rallying behind her. King kicks back, kicks again then back kicks, but Deeb blocks, only for King to spinning ROUNDHOUSE! Deeb resists the suplex for a cravat DRIVER! Deeb gets the arm, omoplata and she smashes the knee! SERENITY LOCK!! King endures the modified Half Crab, and taps! Deeb wins!!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission
First match as an official AEW wrestler, and it is her first win in AEW, too! Will Deeb make things Serenity Now for the AEW Women’s Division?
Lee Johnson VS Benjamin Carter!
Big Shotty is on his own again after MJF disbanded his campaign team. And that’s probably for the best, really. But will Johnson need to be his best against the British Prodigy?
The bell rings and the crowd rallies up as Carter and Johnson tie up. Carter waistlocks, drags Johnson down but Johnson turns to a cover, TWO! Johnson gets Carter down again, TWO! The two back off and the crowd cheers. Carter and Johnson reset, tie up, and Carter gets the arm. Carter wrenches to a shoulder breaker, Johnson rolls and handsprings to wrench back. Johnson has the wristlock, Carter rolls and rolls and handsprings and flips and wrings Johnson out! Carter goes for the legs, Johnson boots him back, both men kip right up! The crowd cheers at this new stand-off! Starks has to give credit to these two already.
Johnson and Carter shake hands to show the respect they have for each other and circle again. They tie up, Johnson headlocks, Carter powers out and jumps over. Johnson waistlocks, Carter elbows out, things speed up again. Carter dodges the dropkick and runs, but Johnson dropkicks him down! Big Shotty is fired up as Carter gets to a corner. Johnson runs in to uppercut then whips Carter corner to corner. Carter goes up and over, handsprings and dares Johnson to come back. Johnson runs in, into a BUCKLE SHOT! The crowd cheers as Carter gets Johnson up for a CHOP in the corner! Johnson goes to another corner and CHOPS back! Carter CHOPS Johnson, then CHOPS again! Carter brings Johnson up for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO!
Carter wraps on a chinlock and grinds Johnson down. The crowd rallies up, Johnson fights up and fights out, runs but Carter dodges. Carter drop toeholds Johnson into an STF! Johnson endures, drags himself and Carter around, and gets a ropebreak! Carter lets go fast, Johnson sputters but Carter is right on him. Carter puts Johnson in the corner, puts him up top and CHOPS him! Carter climbs up, Johnson fights back, and knocks Carter down! Carter is back to dropkick Johnson! Carter climbs up top, brings Johnson up, and hits a SUPERPLEX! He rolls through but Johnson cradle counters, TWO!! DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! But both men kip up!? And DOUBLE BOOT!! Both men are down and the crowd is loving this!
The standing count begins, Taz and Starks applaud. Carter and Johnson stir, the count reaches 5 and the crowd rallies, “Stand Up!” Carter sits up to throw a forearm and Johnson gives it back. They brawl as they stand, Carter gets the edge and fires up! Carter runs, Johnson dodges to give a strike fest back! Uppercut but Carter QUEBRADA, but Johnson snapmares! Johnson gets around, BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?! Johnson can’t believe it but the crowd is loving it! Carter gets up, Johnson rocks him with forearms. Johnson runs, Carter puts him on the apron and enziguris him down! Carter takes aim and builds speed, corner TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Johnson moves, Carter lands on his feet, Big Shotty FLIES! Direct hit and Johnson is fired up!
Johnson puts Carter in but takes too long feeling good, because Carter FLIES right back out! Carter takes Johnson down, brings him back up and puts him in the ring. Starks says he is mesmerized by this! Carter goes up top, Johnson avoids the Phoenix Splash for a ROLLING DEATH VALLEY! Cover, TWO!! Carter dares Johnson to bring it, Johnson hits a HOUSE CALL! Cover, TWO!?! Johnson can’t believe Carter still lives! Johnson drags himself back up, takes off the wristbands and hears the crowd rallying. Johnson gets himself up top but Carter gets right up for a SPANISH FLY! SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!?!? Johnson survives but Carter goes right back up! FROG SPLASH! Cover, Carter wins!!
Winner: Benjamin Carter, by pinfall
Carter’s first win in AEW is a big one! Is this the beginning of a legendary career right before our eyes?
Eddie Kingston VS Brian Pillman Jr!
Now that all his buddies have had their fun, it’s time for Eddie to get some! Will Bulletproof BPJ not be enough to slow down the fifth man of the family?
The bell rings and the two stare down a moment. Kingston has his dukes up as the crowd rallies up. He and BPJ tie up, BPJ pushes Kingston back, and Kingston cools off. Kingston and BPJ approach and Kingston kicks low. Kingston headlocks, BPJ powers out to headlock back, but Kingston powers out, only to get run over! Kingston gets out to pace about before coming back. Kingston shoves BPJ, BPJ pushes Kingston down! Kingston gets to a corner and BPJ waits for him to come back. Kingston tries to kick low but BPJ sees it coming. BPJ blocks, headlocks but Kingston powers out. Things speed up and BPJ crossbodies! Cover, ONE, but BPJ arm-drags Kingston around, to dropkick him down!
The crowd fires up but Kingston bails out. Kingston paces to cool off again but BPJ aims and slignshots. Kingston moves, BPJ lands on the apron, but Kingston trips him up! Kingston hotshots BPJ on railing, then rams him into the apron! Kingston throws BPJ back in, drags him up by his hair, then scoop slams him rather casually. Kingston KICKS BPJ in the back, CLUBS him down, and stalks him to a corner. Kingston stands BPJ up to CHOP, but BPJ chops back. Kingston SLAPS BPJ for it, drags BPJ up into a corner and snapmare him for another KICK! BPJ grits his teeth but Kingston drags him up again. Kingston whips BPJ to a corner hard, and BPJ boucnes off buckles to hit the mat.
Kingston taunts BPJ, brings him up and whips him corner to corner hard again! Kingston kicks and toys with BPJ, BPJ hits back from all sides, but Kingston gives it all back! Kingston CLUBS BPJ, whpis him corner to corner, but BPJ stops to mule kick back. BPJ goes up for a sunset flip, TWO! BPJ gets Kingston in a crucifix but Kingston makes it a Samoan Drop! The crowd rallies but Kingston drags BPJ up into a trapped arm chinlock. BPJ fights up, throws body shots and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! BPJ uppercuts and fires up, Kingston CLOBBERS him from behind! Kingston catches his breath, drags BPJ up just to CLUB him again. Kingston drags BPJ back up, cravats to a snapmare, and CHOPS him again. Kingston wraps on another chinlock, trapping the arm again.
BPJ endures as the crowd rallies up, fights up and throws body shots, but Kingston clubs him. BPJ fires up, Kingston clubs him more, but BPJ counter punches! BPJ CHOPS and CHOPS and bumps Kingston off buckles! And more buckles! And another CHOP! BPJ wrenches, whips and CHOPS again! Kingston throws hands, BPJ gives them back to whip again. BPJ SUPERKICKS Kingston down! Kingston bails out of the ring but BPJ builds speed to wreck him with a dropkick! BPJ has the crowd fired up behind him as he clubs Kingston. BPJ puts Kingston in, aims and springboards for a flying clothesline! Cover, TWO! Kingston is still in it but BPJ has to catch his breath first. BPJ drags Kingston up, Kingston jawbreakers to an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!!
BPJ survives but Kingston brings the straps down! Kingston drags BPJ up, powers up but BPJ ROUNDHOUSES! BPJ fisherman and half nelsons for a DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! BPJ runs, into the kitchen sink knee! Kingston hits the BACK HAND!! Cover, Kingston wins!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The Mad King conquers the young upstart, so that he and his entire “family” rule the night! Will Kingston lead the way to the top of AEW?
This was another stacked episode of Dark, which I was surprised to see knowing there’s the Late Night Dynamite after the NBA Playoff coverage. The matches were all great, Starks joining commentary after winning against Daniels was a nice surprise, and there even was a great surprise. Johnson VS Carter was a great match, definitely Johnson’s best in AEW. Obviously it helps if things aren’t booked to be a squash, but this was finally our chance to see Johnson really show his skills. Carter and Johnson can definitely be great stars in the future, they’re both under 25 and already in great shape. I’ve been here for the rise of a good handful of today’s big names, I’m excited at the prospect that we just saw two more start on that journey here.
My Score: 8.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/10/22)
MOX VS JERICHO 2!
Can the Maniac tame the Lionheart?
Jon Moxley puts up the Interim AEW World Championship, but not against The Wizard of the Painmaker, but against LIONHEART Chris Jericho!! Will Dynamite never, ever, EEEVER… be the same, again?
- Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King; Darby wins.
- Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable; LFI wins.
- Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Luchasaurus wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory; Starks wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho; Moxley wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King!
The Relentless One wants the House of Black’s behemoth to remember who brought him into AEW, but Brody wants to quite truly bury Darby and take his spot! Will the Coffin Drop one last time? Or will it be the House that falls?
Darby attacks Brody in the dark! The bell rings and fans are thunderous as Darby fires off on Brody in a corner! Brody shoves him away, runs in but into BOOTS! Darby gets his skateboard covered in tacks and SMACKS Brody with it! And again! Fans fire up more as Darby DIGS the tacks into Brody’s forehead! Brody fights it off, but he’s bleeding already! Darby stalks Brody while fans lose their minds! Brody bails out, Darby runs in but Brody ducks the board strike to DECK Darby! And then Brody TOSSES Darby over the timekeeper’s table! Brody BREAKS Darby’s board! But then Darby CLOBBERS Brody!
Darby dribbles Brody’s head off railing! Then off the steel steps! Brody’s blood is replacing his face paint! Darby BITES Brody but Brody shoves him away. Brody gets in the ring, Darby climbs up, but Brody choke grips! Darby DIGS his fingers at the eyes and then hops on top, SUPER CODE RED!! Fans are thunderous again as Brody flops away to the far side. Darby scurries over to push Brody off the apron and to the floor. Darby drags Brody by his arms but that’s some serious dead weight. Brody picks Darby up to RAM him into railing! Darby clutches his ribs, Brody CHOPS him off his feet! There’s a lot of blood painting ringside and it’s all from Brody!
Brody drags Darby up and runs him into more railing! The front row ends up moving back a bit from that one! Brody has to wipe his blood away, then he drags Brody up to whip him into more railing! Darby goes up and over while Brody roars and AEW goes picture in picture.
Brody stalks after Darby into the crowd, drags him up and gorilla presses, to TOSS Darby back to ringside! Brody then drags Darby up to CHOP him against the apron! Brody stalks Darby, scoops him and SLAMS him! Brody then gets a lot of space, for the SENTON! Brody storms around, looks under the ring, and finds a TABLE! Fans fire up to see that! Brody gets the table in the ring, then goes back to fetch Darby. Brody drags Darby up to RAM him into even more railing! And then he gets another TABLE! Brody sets this table up outside the ring and drags Darby up off the floor. Brody CHOPS Darby towards the table, then gets a THIRD TABLE!
Brody sets this table up next to the second, but the leg breaks off! Brody throws that defective table aside while AEW returns to single picture. Brody puts Darby on the one table, then climbs up the corner! SUPER SPLASH through the table but NOT Darby! Darby avoids certain destruction and the fans fire up behind him. Darby drags himself up with the apron skirt and then the ropes. Brody crawls around and Darby has a wild look in his eyes, but then the lights go out! The lights come back on and it’s Malakai Black AND BUDDY MATTHEWS! Darby doesn’t care how many targets there are, he still builds speed! But Julia Hart trips him up! The FULL House is here!
Buddy CHOP BLOCKS Darby! Buddy stomps away while fans boo and Malakai gets in the ring. POP-UP KNEE from Buddy, and he gives Darby MURPHY’S LAW! Malakai walks over, crouches by Darby and Buddy steps up the table in the corner. Malakai puts Darby up against the table and Brody barks from the corner. Brody runs in, to CANNONBALL through the table! And this time, Darby IS part of the crash! Fans chant for Sting as Buddy and Malakai drag Darby from the wreckage, and then Buddy opens the coffin. But inside, it’s STIIIIING! Sting has his baseball bat, and he JAMS, and CRACKS and SMACKS Buddy!!
Sting whips Buddy hard into steel steps! Buddy tumbles over and Sting gets in the ring,. Malakai sits down, Brody stagger sup, Sting CLOBBERS Brody with it. Sting throws the bat to Malakai?! Sting is daring Malakai to try something, but Malakai thinks better of it. Fans boo as Malakai walks away, and he tells Brody he has to finish this. Sting slowly follows Malakai as he leaves, not letting this one go! Fans fire up, and Darby DIVES! He hits Brody towards the coffin but into the lid! The coffin closes and Darby opens it back up. Brody throws body shots and then RAMS Darby into more railing! Brody scoops and SLAMS Darby on the steel steps!
Brody closes the coffin, moves it around, then opens it back up. Brody drags Darby up and scoops him onto his shoulder. Brody goes up the steps, then to the apron. Darby fights back! Darby slips off and grabs Brody’s steel chain! Brody drags Darby into the SLEEPR, but Darby ROCKS Brody with the STEEL CHAIN FIST! And then he CHOKES Brody with the chain!! Brody suffers the hangman’s sleeper, and then Darby lets him go! Brody tumbles right into the coffin and it closes! DARBY WINS!
Winner: Darby Allin
The coffin didn’t drop, but it did slam shut! Darby survives this quite horrific battle with Brody, but will things only escalate with Buddy Matthews back and Sting going after Malakai?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Y’know, I was thinking. Since y’all’re coming at me with your ‘interim’ just about every two seconds, and we already have the FTW belt, just for fun, what if we called this the FYI belt? Just an idea. This was forged in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Piccadilly. And just like the famed Hart Dungeon in Calgary, this championship is about pain and how much you can endure. For over two decades, we have watched the last survivor of the Dungeon, ‘Lionheart’ Chris Jericho, and we have watched his fighting spirit on full display. Tonight, I’m going to test it. And I am going to push it to its breaking point. And Chris, if your fighting sprit doesn’t break, your body will.”
Chris Jericho responds!
“After two and a half years, tonight, Chris Jericho takes back what’s rightfully his. Tonight, I will become the new AEW World Champion! I’m gonna beat ya, Moxley, and I’m gonna tell ya why. You wanted to face Lionheart Chris Jericho. You wanted to face the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon. Well be careful what you wish for, Mox! Cuz Stu wasn’t some kind of loveable old man, no. He was vicious! He was violent! He was a sadist! And the pain he put me through is something I never wanted to think about again. Until tonight.
“You talk about painting the canvas red with blood and scattering teeth across the ring. Well you can fix a tooth. You can heal a cut. But what I’m gonna do to you isn’t so easily fixable. I’m gonna twist you, Mox. I’m gonna turn you, and wrench the sh*t outta you tonight! I was the first AEW World Champion, and tonight, Lionheart Chris Jericho, the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon, will be the NEXT AEW World Champion! I guaran-effing-tee it!!”
Next week, the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament begins!
Culminating with the final at All Out on September 4th, 2022, the opening round will be: Death Triangle VS Will Ospreay & Aussie Open! The House of Black VS The Dark Order! Best Friends VS The Trustbusters! And La Faccion Ingobernable, now adding DRAGON LEE to the team, against the Young Bucks, and whoever they choose to join them. But who will that be? We’ll have to wait and see!
Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable!
Speaking of all those great trios, Death Triangle’s Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix are taking on Andrade El Idolo & Rush in an unbridled battle of lucha libre! Will Penta & Fenix show everyone the power of #CeroMiedo? Or will LFI make AEW tranquilo?
The bell rings and since no one needs to tag, Penta and Andrade get in each other’s face. Rush and Fenix stare down, too, and the brawl just fires off! They haymakers fly, Fenix knees Rush and Andrade DECKS Penta. Rush whips Fenix to a corner to clothseline, then he and Andrade stomp the brothers. Fans are torn as Andrade fires up. Penta yanks ANdrade back to GAMANGIRI! Rush runs in to DECK Penta! Fenix SOBATS Rush, then runs corner to corner, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into the corner! Andrade rusn now, but into a SLINGBLADE from Penta! Rush tears off his shirt and throws it at Penta!
Fans fire up as Penta and Rush circle. Penta goes to headlock but Rush shoves him away. Things speed up, Rush CHOPS on the run! Penta CHOPS back! Rush fires up, Penta runs, but into a ROLLING ELOW! Rush runs, into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Rush bails out and regroups with Andrade. Penta builds speed but Andrade and Rush split up. Penta chooses Rush but Andrade trips him up! Fenix watches Andrade to then DIVE onto Rush! Direct hit into railing and Fenix puts Rush in. Penta gets Rush up but Fenix DIVES to take out Andrade at the ramp! Penta half nelsons, pump handles KARMA!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous with “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix climbs up and Penta tucks Rush in, but Andrade shoves Penta over to thwart the driver! Fenix jumps into a DROPKICK! But Penta SUPERKICKS Rush! Only for Rush to POWERSLAM Penta! Fenix KICKS Rush, then runs and jumps, but into a double hip toss SLAM onto Penta! Rush and Andrade double cover the brothers, TWO!! Both Penta and Fenix kick out and fans rally up. Andrade rains down fists on Penta, and Rush CHOPS Fenix out of the ring. Fans rally as LFI fist bump then DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! Direct hit on both brothers at the ramp and fans fire up!
AEW goes picture in picture as Andrade puts Penta in the ring. Rush RAMS Fenix into railing while Andrade covers, TWO! Penta keeps his team in this and he goes to the apron. Rush CHOPS Fenix against railing, then drags him up to whip into more railing! Rush snampares Fenix and uses camera cable to LASH him! Andrade hits a DDT onto a chair! Rush CHOKES Fenix with the cables! Andrade leaves Penta behind to bring Fenix up and into the ring. LFI kick Fenix around, fans rally behind “CERO! MIEDO!” but LFI go out after Penta! They mug Penta, stomp him down, then Rush grabs a chair! Andrade has Rush hold on, that’d be a disqualification.
Andrade puts Penta in the ring and he boots Penta down! Andrade clamps onto Penta with an armlock while Rush snapmares Fenix into a neck wrench. Rush is digging at Fenix’s mask! Andrade sits Fenix up and has Rush run, and he basement dropkicks Fenix down! AEW returns to single picture as Andrade puts Penta in a corner and CHOPS him! LFI double whips Penta corner to corner, then Rush runs in. Penta dodges to SUPERKICK Andrade, GAMANGIRI Rush, then wheelbarrow victory roll, FLYING DDT on Rush! Fans fire up as Fenix knuckle locks and CHOPS Andrade to go up and up and FLYING RANA Rush!
Penta swings on Andrade but Andrade ducks. Andrade shoves Penta to a corner and follows him, but Penta goes up and over and BACKSTABBERS! Cover, TWO! But Penta and Fenix wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rush runs in, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans fire up and Fenix runs in to get a boost from Penta, BIG SPLASH on Rush! Cover, Andrade breaks it! LFI regroups while fans are thunderous! The brothers say uno, dos, tres! SUPERKICKS! LFI bails out and fans shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Now the Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! They return the favor and the fans fire up for the Latino Heat!
Fenix puts Andrade in and fans chant “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Fenix climbs, to FROG SPLASH onto knees! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and Andrade is frustrated. Rush returns and fans rally up. LFI drags Fenix up and they set him up, but Fenix ducks and the SUPERKICK hits Rush! Andrade hurries to reel Fenix in but Fenix fights the hammerlock! Penta SUPERKICKS Andrade! Rush SHOTGUNS Penta! Andrade pounds the mat and fans fire up! Andrade runs corner to corner, CIEN KNEES for Penta! But Fenix JUMP SOBATS Andrade! Rush shoves Fenix to a corner but Fenix BOOTS back! Fenix goes up and up, and leaps into a POWERBOMB!
But Penta SOMERSAULT CUTTERS Rush! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down on the mat! A standing count starts, someone has to stand up! We’re at 5 of 10, then 7! Penta is on the apron with Andrade but Rush rushes in, into a GAMANGIRI! Penta reels Andrade in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But it isn’t a package piledriver, it’s a DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again as Penta and Fenix get Rush on the apron. Penta reels Rush in and hooks him up but Rush fights! Penta CLUBS away on Rush, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, but Andrade trips up the tightrope walk! Rush KNEES Penta down!
LFI goes after Fenix, but Fenix ROCKS Andrade! Rush HEADBUTTS Fenix! Fenix wobbles but stays on his feet, so Andrade ELBOW DROP DDTs! Cover, TWO!! Rush intercepts Penta with another knee and then ties the tail of his mask to the ropes! Andrade helps tie a double knot, and fans boo as LFI uses Penta’s lucha tradition against him! But Fenix SUPERKICKS Andrade! Only to turn around into Rush’s SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK! Rush drags Fenix up and tucks the arms, STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, PENTA LEAVES HIS MASK TO BREAK IT!!! His brother is more important than his mask!
But then Alex Abrahantes slides a spare mask in for Penta! Penta grabs for it, but Andrade stands on Penta’s hand! Andrade snatches the mask and grins. Jose CLBOBERS Alex and Andrade throws the mask away! Rush drags Penta up to TOSS Penta, but Fenix rolls Andrade! Rush breaks it!! Andrade whips Fenix into the corner and stomps away! Fans chant to someone to “THROW IT BACK!” in reference to Penta’s spare mask. Rush takes aim, BULL’S HORNS!! Rush drags Fenix up and feeds him to Andrade! LA SOMBRA DDT! Cover, LFI wins!
Winners: La Faccion Ingobernable, by pinfall
There was no saving Fenix & Penta from tranquilo! Will adding Dragon Lee only make LFI even more dangerous in the coming Trios Championship tournament?
The Young Bucks are on the Cutler Cam.
Matt & Nick Jackson have Brandon Cutler follow them because they need to get this on tape. The Bucks visit the Dark Order and Hangman Page. Sorry to barge in, but they mean no disrespect. They just wanted this on camera. John Silver says that’s fine, they have a BTE bit to film later anyway. Evil Uno asks Hangman and the Bucks if the rest of them should step out for this. No, no, it’s fine. The Bucks want the whole world to know this: They thank Hangman for saving them last week when he didn’t have to. Word on the street is, The Undisputed Elite are going to be around for a long time, and Hangman didn’t have to run them off.
The world has seen how the Bucks have treated Hangman, from what they’ve said to what they’ve done. They’re not proud of that and would take it all back if they could. So, Matt has been thinking and reminiscing. His favorite, most fun time of his career was when the three of them and The Elite were together, runnin’ and gunnin’ and doing this. They were building the revolution that became AEW. The friendship, the camaraderie, but then after AEW became a reality, things just got really weird. Matt knows Hangman felt that, too. Maybe it was the money, the TV time, the fame, but the Bucks got weird and selfish and if they could take it all back, they would.
So Matt just wants to say he is sorry. He means it. And… They’re here in this building, the very building Hangman won the AEW World Championship. Matt stood from afar and was so proud of Hangman, but he couldn’t even man up and say it! Hangman became a superstar! He wasn’t that other guy in The Elite, he WAS the Elite that night. Matt is so proud of Hangman, and wished he had enjoyed the journey over the destination. They can never get that time back. And Matt isn’t sure who he is anymore. He looks in the mirror and wonders if the internet trolls are right that he and Nick are awful. Maybe those people are on to something! Maybe they’re bad people.
But Matt knows one thing: when they’re around Hangman, he brings out the good in them. That is why Cutler’s camera is right here. The Bucks want to ask Hangman here and now: Will he be their third man in the trios tournament? The Hung Bucks can take on anyone! What does Hangman say? Huh? One last time! Hangman knew this would happen. He’d love to, guys, but he can’t. He knows Matt just said he was so proud of Hangman winning the world title and all that, but… The Bucks didn’t, The Dark Order did. These guys have been there for Hangman for those years The Bucks weren’t.
And in this AEW World Trios Championship tournament, Hangman feels this is The Dark Order’s chance. He feels he should have their backs the way they’ve always had his. He won’t be in the tournament at all, the Dark Order guys will be the team. So Hangman can’t be in their corner and in the Bucks’ corner at the same time. Hangman is sorry, but the Bucks get that. Hangman does know the Bucks should find someone who would never turn their backs on them. The Bucks get that. It’s fine. They can talk later. Good luck, Dark Order! Cutler asks The Bucks if they think Hangman meant him for the tournament. SHUT UP, BRANDON!
Jungle Boy is here!
Fans swing their arms and sing along while the pyro goes off! Jungle Jack is joining commentary for this one, but he doesn’t feel it’ll be that long. Because it’s LUCHASAURUS!
Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake!
Jurassic Express is united, but JB is letting the wrestling dinosaur run his own course. Will Luchasaurus go all Godzilla on one half of the Workhorsemen?
The bell rings and Henry rushes in with forearms, but Luchasaurus TOSSES him to a corner! And then clotheslines! Luchasaurus hauls Henry up to pop him around for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Henry flounders, JD coaches him up, but Luchasaurus storms up on him. Henry ENZIGURIS, but Luchasaurus doesn’t budge! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Henry down! Luchasaurus hauls Henry back up, for the FOSSILIZER! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!
Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall
JB knew he wouldn’t be here long. But wait, Christian Cage is applauding from the back. “Impressive win, Luchasaurus. Now, Jungle Boy, I was gonna go out there and rip that headset off your head and slap the s*it outta you, right here, right now, but I decided the people of Minneapolis, they don’t deserve to see me in person.” JB throws off the headset as Christian says he is having way too much fun- OH NO! JB found Christian but security stops him from tearing into Christian! Captain Charisma runs off, Luchasaurus CLOBBERS the security! CHOKE SLAM onto a trunk! AEW producer Pat Buck rushes in, but gets a HEADBUTT for it!
JB tells Luchasaurus to take it easy, and make sure Pat’s okay. JB goes off to hunt down Christian, will he finally get his hands on the sleazy legend?
“Malakai. You’ve put me through changes, dragged me into the dark, but then I saw Hell was empty. Because all the devils are here.” Julia Hart walks over?! She tells Miro, “Embrace the gift. Give into it like I did.” Miro removes Julia’s hand from his face, and says there is only one woman who can touch The Redeemer, and Julia is not her. Tell the Pagans that he accepts their gift, and that he will own it so that he may use it to destroy them. “My warpath to my God is clear now. And it leads directly through The House of Black. These are the words of the Redeemer!” Will Miro join Sting and Darby in their fight against Malakai and his minions? Or is he going to destroy them on his own?
Backstage interview with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.
Mark Henry asks Hobbs if it is safe to assume, that after what happened last week, that he is done with Ricky Starks? Hobbs chuckles, but before he can answer, QT Marshall & The Factory walk over. QT tells Mark that this isn’t Will Hobbs, it’s POWERHOUSE Hobbs. And is he done with Starks? Hobbs left some crumbs, but tonight, Aaron Solo and The Factory sprinkles those crumbs around like parmesan cheese on mama’s spaghetti. And Hobbs doesn’t need to worry about a guy like Starks. Look at him! QT sees a world title in Hobbs’ future. The Factory can handle Starks, “because nobody says no to The Factory.”
Hobbs tells QT, “Don’t let your problem become mine.” Hobbs then leaves and Mark looks to QT. Will The Factory take Hobbs’ warning seriously? Will Starks make an absolute fool out of QT when he takes on Solo tonight?
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are here!
They go to the ring, all fired up and dressed to the nines. Sonjay gets a mic to say he’s on a high! Did the fans see Battle of the Belts last Saturday? They did to Wardlow the unthinkable. “Nobody has done to Wardlow what we did last Saturday night. Satnam Singh, One in a Billion, 7’4″, he choke slammed Wardlow right through a table! Wardlow was like 20 feet high up in the air!” Satnam rocks! But Wardlow, you may think that they’re done with you, but they’re not done by a long shot! Lethal gets the mic to say that last Saturday, they sent a message. The message is A) Defend the TNT Championship against Lethal one more time, or B) they come find him and just take the title!
Fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” and wouldn’t you know? Here comes Wardlow! Wardlow says Lethal wants another shot? Then he’s got it! But for tonight, eh whoops all three of their asses! And wait! Following behind are the TOP GUYS! F T R!! Fans are fired up for Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, draped in gold from ROH, NJPW and AAA! This unofficial Pinnacle reunion storms its way to the ring, so Lethal and his boys bail out! Sonjay looks for something under the ring, but there’s nothing good. Cash dares someone to get in the ring, but Lethal’s group flanks them. Lethal rushes in, but Wardlow blocks hi and ROCKS him, into the BIG RIG!
Lethal bails back out and Sonjay checks on him. Lethal’s crew retreats for now, will Wardlow and FTR stay Top Guys in AEW?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Tony Schiavone is with Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, Matt Menard and Anna “Jay AS” but Parker has him shush. Menard says he can feel it! The world can feel it! Daddy Magic’s lucky red jacket is here, and history will be made tonight! Moxley, it’s been a hell of a run, but it comes to an end TONIGHT! Because tonight is the Jericho Championship Appreciation Party! Did you see the spread?! There’s hors d’oeuvres, amuse-bouche, even a fondue fountain! And Schiavone, you are NOT invited! But best yet, they’ve got A Little Bit o’ the Bubbly! It’s time for the AEW Galaxy to APPRECIATE US!
And while talking about appreciation, you know who should appreciate Garcia? Bryan Danielson. Bryan got another paid vacation with his family and that garden. Garcia put Bryan to sleep and owns him now. He is the Dragonslayer! Anna then shouts at a random stage hand and says if they don’t believe Garcia is the Dragonslayer, she’s gonna choke them out!! And then she does!! Will the JAS be celebrating with Le Champion after tonight’s main event?
Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory!
The Absolute may be without his FTW Championship and without Team Taz, but he is not about to pay for protection or join up with QT Marshall’s mockery of a mafia. Will Starks prove to his other former tag partner that he’s still a dangerous man? Or will Solo show him the power of The Factory?
Solo rushes Starks the second he’s in the ring but Starks dodges! The bell rings and Starks fires off hands with Solo! Fans fire up but Solo ROCKS Starks. Solo whips Starks to a corner but Starks comes back to CLOBBER Solo! Starks then dodges Solo to back drop him, and strike his pose! Fans fire up, and Starks whips Solo. Solo reverses, Cole Karter trips Starks up, and Solo CLOBBERS Starks! But the ref saw that and EJECTS Karter! So much for his two dimes in this match. Solo is mad and he storms up on Starks but Starks CHOPS him! Solo ROCKS Starks, fires off hands in the corner, then stomps a mudhole in.
The ref counts, Solo lets off at 4, and he talks trash on Starks while fans rally behind Starks. Solo stands Starks up, throws hands and then SLAPS Starks! Solo grins but Starks scowls. Solo and Starks clinch, Starks shoves Solo away and the hands start flying! Starks ROCKS Solo again and again then whips, but Solo reverses. Starks JAWBREAKERS, then dodges Solo to TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up and Starks runs to BOOT Solo! Starks reels Solo in, strikes his pose, and underhooks to lift, but Solo RANAS free! Solo kicks but Starks blocks and side steps, then ducks the Screw High Kick to SPEAR Solo on the return!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was an absolutely exciting finish to the match! QT sends the Freak Beast to the ring, with a chair! Starks sees him coming, dodges that chair shot, and hits a SPINEBUSTER! Starks calls out Hobs with that one! And then he underhooks Comoroto, only for Solo to CLOBBER Starks from behind! Comoroto gets the chair back, but Starks sends Solo into Comoroto! Starks bails, but he sees QT and Ogogo storming down the ramp! Starks goes up and over the railing, QT tumbles as he tries to follow, and Starks gets away! Hobbs is in the back, and he rips the TV off the mount and slams it down! Powerhouse is pissed that Starks survives, will he have to handle Starks himself?
Backstage interview with Gunn Club.
Billy is telling his boys to toughen up, but Lexi Nair asks them about how they’re feeling after the Dumpster Match loss. Funny she should bring that up, because they were just going over that. Billy was trying to figure out how, in one night, these two could RUIN the only match Billy made famous! This is what makes Billy miss The Acclaimed. But wait, Stokely Hathaway walks in? He tells “Grandpa Ass” that it’s time to go to bed, it’s after 8 PM! They’ve got some Ensure in catering, maybe Billy can go get himself a bottle. As for the Gunn boys, they can start taking their careers a little more seriously.
Billy grabs the card away from Stokely. “The jokes are old and funny, but you’re about to have a really bad day.” Stokely says alright, that’s fine. Stokely leaves, and Billy says to make it up to Austin & Colten, they have a match for Rampage. But then Danhausen walks in! He and “the big bearded fellow” will see the Ass Boys this Friday. Don’t touch them! Get away. Who is Danhausen talking about for his tag team partner? Trent?
Backstage interview with Best Friends.
Speaking of Trent, Schiavone is with Trent, Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy because they had something they wanted to show everyone. Cassidy high-fives Trent and Chuck, is this what he was talking about? But then the Trustbusters, Ari Daivari, Slim J & Parker Bourdeaux, walk over. Ari has Slim J get the mic to hold it for him. Ari says he’s been trying to get a hold of Cassidy all week! But Cassidy hasn’t answered any of Ari’s texts, calls or emails! Now that the trust has kicked in, Ari is investing in the best talent in AEW. He wants to bring Cassidy to superstardom, and all he’s gotta do is ditch the morons right here!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Cassidy doesn’t know what Ari’s talking about, but whatever his question is, the answer is no. Trent & Chuck back him up. Is that it? The final answer is no? Alright, that’s fine. They’ll learn first hand what happens to people who say know to Daivari Dinero! Will the Trustbusters beat the Best Friends right out of the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament? Or will it be more like the other way around?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne!
The undefeated streak and inaugural title reign continue as #ThatBitch is 35-0! But she’s up against a FIVE-TIME Women’s World Champion and THREE-TIME Women’s Tag Team Champion. Will Madison reign in AEW? Or will the storm that’s coming make Madison quake by the lake?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Madison is the one, or just another one.
Jade and Rayne get face to face and fans rally up. Jade shoves Rayne down but Rayne is right back up! Jade applauds Rayne, kisses her on the forehead, pats her on the top of her head, then offers a handshake. Rayne fires off forearms instead! Rayne whips, Jade blocks, then reels Rayne in for a knee! Jade CLUBS Rayne, storms up and kicks her low, and Rayne goes to a corner. Jade runs in but Rayne goes up! Jade hits buckles and Rayne hits a missile dropkick! Fans fire up as Jade bails out and Kiera fans her off. Rayne goes to the apron, Jade avoids the Penalty Kick to Electric Chair! Jade pops Rayne around, but Rayne throws hands to RANA Jade away!
Rayne stalks Jade, SHOVES her into railing, then fires up! Fans fire up with Rayne but Jade gets in the ring. Rayne gets on the apron, and the ref watches Kiera! Rayne tells her not to even, and Kiera backs off. Rayne gets in, Jade SPEARS her outta nowhere! And then kips up! Fans fire up as Jade flexes, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Rayne crawls to the apron but Jade storms over. Rayne shoulders into Jade, Jade ROCKS Rayne, then suplexes Rayne up and into the ring! A hard landing and both women are down! Kiera coaches Jade up but Rayne gets to the corner. Jade runs in and fires off forearms! Jade then TOSSES Rayne across the way! Jade says taht’s why she’s 35-0! Jade does push-ups and fans cheer her on. Jade then storms up on Rayne to stomp her in the corner. Jade TOSSES Rayne the other way now, then dribbles, into a BOOT! Rayne goes up again, but Jade ROCKS her first! Jade trophy lifts Rayne off the corner and carries her around, to then DROP her!
Fans fire up for Jade’s power and Kiera says that’s right! Jade looms over Rayne, stomps her around, kicks her around, and talks trash. Jade pie faces Rayne but Rayne throws body shots! Jade CLUBS Rayne, drags her up and DCKS her! Rayne goes to a corner, Jade drags her up and ROCKS her again. Jade whips Rayne corner to corner hard and Rayne falls down. Jade mocks Rayne’s pain then stomps Rayne more. Jade dribbles and runs corner to corner to DUNK on Rayne! Jade keeps dribbling and she drags Rayne back up. Rayne throws body shots again but Jade CLUBS her down. Jade drags Rayne up to suplex and hold her up!
AEW returns to single picture as Jade still has Rayne in the stalling suplex, with one arm! Then the SLAM! Jade covers, TWO! Kiera is upset, and she tells fans to shut up about the two! Jade drags Rayne up, but Rayne JAWBREAKERS! Jade staggers, Rayne gets up and throws forearms! Fans rally, Rayne CHOPS and forearms on repeat! Jade spins Rayne but Rayne kicks low. Then ENZIGURIS! Jade staggers again, Rayne reels Jade in, turns Jade and hits a NECKBREAKER! Rayne fires up and goes to the corner. Fans fire up as Rayne climbs, and Jade staggers up into the BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Rayne drags Jade back up, Jade throws body shots, but Rayne has a GUILLTOINE! Jade powers Rayne up, but Rayne makes it a SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and Rayne is shocked! Rayne sees Kiera on the apron and grabs her by her hair! Jade rushes in, Rayne dodges and the BOOT gets Kiera! Rayne rolls Jade up, TWO!! Rayne kicks but misses, Jade BOOTS Rayne down! Jade drags Rayne up, chicken wings her, but Rayne switches to knee low! CROSS- NO, Jade slips through to chicken wing! JADED! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
THIRTY-SIX! Jade has one 36 singles matches in a row, no losses anywhere on her record, and she just crossed off a big name. But wait! That Baddie fan in the crowd hops the railing, and it’s ATHENA! The Fallen Goddess was in disguise, and Jade turns around into a HAYMAKER! Athena fires off on Jade, whips her to ropes, but Kiera helps Jade get away! Fans boo but Athena snatches up the TBS Championship! Will Athena be the one to finally dethrone #ThatBitch?
Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm.
Schiavone says it was a big week for #ThunderStorm last week, from that tag team defeat to the successful AEW Women’s World Championship defense at Battle of the Belts III. But a big announcement here: Kris Statlander is injured and cannot compete, making Toni Storm the #1 contender once again. Rosa says in this sport, this happens all the time, and they have to rise to the occasion. This isn’t what Rosa wanted but it is what it is. Storm agrees, she didn’t see it going down like this, either. But next week, Storm will be in action and plans to keep the momentum going. And Storm’s main goal is to be AEW Women’s World Champion.
Rosa says she wishes Storm luck in her match, but they’ll talk about a possible title match after that. Will #ThunderStorm be torn apart by the gold?
AEW has more for Rampage’s Quake by the Lake!
After being called out again and again by Daniel Garcia, Bryan Danielson will make his return to address his status! Plus, we’ll hear(?) from the FTW Champion, the Handsome Devil, HOOK! And it turns out, Danhausen’s “big bearded guy” is none other than ERICK REDBEARD!! It will be the debut of #Beardhausen in a match with the Gunn Club! And ahead of their Trios match with Best Friends, Ari Daivari sends out his heavy hitter, Parker Boudreaux, against the returning Sonny Kiss! Plus, Ari Daivari himself is in action, against Orange Cassidy! Will Daivari get to personally show Cassidy why it was a bad move to reject him?
Then, after their big Street Fight win just last Friday, Swerve in Our Glory is back to speak on the state of the AEW World Tag Team Championships! And lastly, #SamTay, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti Melo, bring the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships to AEW, and defend them against Dante Martin & Skye Blue! Will the newlyweds lose their gold to Angel Dorado & Cielo Azul?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
As part of the Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon crossover, it will be Dragonslayer VS American Dragon! Daniel Garcia VS Bryan Danielson, the REMATCH! And it will be BEST TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS!! Will Red Death get the better of Bryan again? Or will Bryan be the one doing the slaying this time?
Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho!
As far as The Maniac is concerned, there is nothing “interim” about what he’s been doing! He says he IS the AEW World Champion, no matter when or where CM Punk returns in the future. Likewise, Jericho vows to become the new AEW World Champion here tonight, because he’s bringing out the Lionheart! He even uses the classic theme and some NJPW highlights! Will this be more than a nostalgia trip for everyone tonight? Or will Moxley refuse to lose the belt he’s fought so hard to get back?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if a Wild Thing can tame a Lionheart!
Fans are fired up already with the bell, Jericho flips Moxley off! Moxley just flips Jericho off in return! They circle, tie up, and Jericho arm-drags! Moxley is mad already as Jericho grins. The two reset, slowly circle, and they tie up again. Jericho arm-drags again and now Moxley is getting frustrated. Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers and circles with Moxley again. They knuckle lock, go for a test of strength, and fans duel. Jericho powers Moxley back, headlocks, but Moxley pries free to headlock and hits the takeover. Jericho headscissors, Moxley kips free and fans cheer the new standoff.
Jericho and Moxley tie up again, Moxley shoots in, around and headlocks. Jericho powers out, Moxley rams shoulders, and neither man falls. Jericho shouts at Moxley, then runs, to ram Moxley! Moxley just SLAPS Jericho, so Jericho SLAPS back! Moxley kicks low and underhooks but Jericho trips Moxley up! Jericho has the legs, but Moxley resists the turnover and spins to throw Jericho away! Both men get up, Jericho wrenches and hammerlocks to then drag Moxley down for a Mexican Jave armbar! Jericho throws elbows into Moxley’s neck, fans rally up with “SKOL! SKOL! SKOL!” and Jericho shifts from that hold to a leglock clutch!
Moxley endures as Jericho keeps him hovering off the mat! Moxley fights and squeaks out, to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho CHPOS, Moxley CHOPS, repeat! Moxley eggs Jericho on then forearms to a snapmare and KICK! Moxley flips Jericho off again, then dares him to getup. Jericho stands, kicks and snapmares to KICK in the back, and neck wrench! Jericho pulls on Moxley’s earring! AND RIPS IT OUT!! Fans can’t believe how vicious Jericho is! Jericho drops the earring while Moxley gets to the apron. TRIANGLE JUMP DROPKICK! Moxley is hit and tumbles to the floor! Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers while AEW goes picture in picture.
Jericho shows off the earring again, Moxley writhes on the outside, and the ref reprimands about the earring. Jericho flips everyone off and goes out to put the earring on the timekeeper’s table. Jericho storms up on Moxley, throws elbows into the earlobe, and it is bleeding! Moxley staggers away, Jericho follows after and has him sit in the corner. Jericho rains down fists on that ear, then he RAMS Moxley into the railing! Jericho then soaks up the heat before going back to Moxley. Jericho drags Moxley up, puts him back in the ring, and Moxley staggers away while clutching his ear. Jericho stomps away on Moxley in the corner, focusing on the ear!
The ref reprimands, counts, and Jericho backs off at 4. Jericho drags Moxley back into a CAMEL CLUTCH! Fans rally while Moxley endures, and Jericho lets Moxley go. Jericho taunts the fans and they cheer and jeer. Moxley gets up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley runs, but into a DROPKICK! Jericho has his cocky cover, ONE! Jericho grins and paces around, then brings Moxley up for a BIG back suplex! Jericho then runs to BOOT Moxley down! Jericho continues to soak up the heat as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho flips fans off, taunts the jeering and booing, but then turns around into a LARIAT from Moxley!
Fans fire up while both men are down, and Moxley, still trying to stop his ear from bleeding, fires off hands on Jericho, Jericho hits back, Moxley fires off forearms and kicks and uppercuts! Moxley runs, but into a spin and underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Jericho runs to LARIAT Moxley down! Jericho then LIONSAULTS! He’s still got it! Cover, TWO, and Moxley gets Jericho’s arm for an ARMBAR! Jericho flails, moves around, clasps hands, but Moxley fights the grip by BENDING the fingers! ARMBAR!! Jericho fights around, throws down elbows, again focusing on the ear!
Jericho steps over, INVERTED MOTORCYCLE STRETCH! Moxley endures his arms being bent back, uses that to hook a leg and trip Jericho, for an ANKLE LOCK!! Jericho endures, rolls, kicks Moxley away, but Moxley shoots in and around to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho’s right back up! Jericho gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX Moxley! Moxley stands up but staggers about, the blood a crimson mask on that left side of his face. Jericho runs in to clothesline in the corner! And again, and again, and again! Jericho hoists Moxley up top to CHOP, then climbs up after him for the SUPER STEINER! Fans fire up as Jericho chases Moxley down! Cover, TWO!!
Jericho doesn’t bother being frustrated with Moxley’s toughness, he just goes outside to YANK Moxley into the post! And SLAM the legs against the steel! The ref reprimands but Jericho SLAMS the legs into the post again! Jericho then ties those legs up, shouts out The Hitman with the HANGING FIGURE FOUR!! The ref counts, Jericho lets go at 4! Moxley crawls and hobbles away but Jericho stalks him. Moxley catches the haymaker into a FUJIWARA, then the CROSSFACE! Jericho endures but Moxley pulls him way back! Jericho fights, but Moxley just keeps pulling back! Jericho pries at the hands, clubs at them, then rolls through to get the legs!
Moxley fights but Jericho works to turn him over! Fans fire up as Jericho keeps trying, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Jericho sits deep on the hold but Moxley endures! Fans are thunderous and dueling, and Moxley is fading! Moxley stays conscious as AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley pushes up, fades again, but he gets a second wind! Moxley pushes up, crawls on his elbows through the bloodstains he himself has left on this mat, but his body starts giving out again! Jericho keeps sitting on the hold, but Moxley flips him off! Moxley fights forward again, manages to tuck and roll, and he throws haymakers from below! Jericho stomps Moxley in return! And then turns him again, back into the WALLS!! Moxley endures and fans are thunderous! Moxley keeps fighting, this is maybe his third or fourth wind, but he’s still so far from the ropes! AEW returns to single picture as Jericho shouts for Moxley to just quit!
Moxley crawls, and claws, and scratches, and reaches the ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets off, and he again argues with the ref that he won! Bu the didn’t, that was the ropebreak! Jericho stomps away on Moxley in frustration, then lets off as he tries to think what he has to do. Moxley stands, Jericho TRIANGLE JUMPS but Moxley tosses him to the floor! Moxley gets back in the ring, hobbles with his bad back and massive blood loss, and he gets up the corner! SUPER DIVING AX HANDLES! Then a ground ‘n’ pound at the ramp!! Fans fire up as Moxley just fires off! Moxley drags Jericho up, “This is Awesome!” as this returns to the ring.
Moxley climbs the corner again, leaps, into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho shoots Moxley down, covers him, TWO!!! Even after everything, Moxley is still in this! Jericho stands and Moxley sits up, and Moxley eggs Jericho on! So Jericho BOOTS him down! Jericho rains down fists on Moxley, tells him to stay down, then he rips off a buckle pad! The ref reprimands and tries to fix that one, but Jericho just rips off another one! Again, the ref reprimands and tries to fix the buckle pad, but Jericho calls to someone. Someone tosses Floyd the Baseball Bat in, but WAY over Jericho’s head! Sammy Guevara’s in the crowd and realizes how bad he did.
Jericho chases to get Floyd, then rushes in to CLOBBER Moxley! The ref was too busy with buckle pads to see it! Cover, TWO!?!? Moxley survives the Sammy screw job?! Jericho gets the legs, but Moxley makes it a cradle, TWO! Jericho swings, into a SLEEPER!! Moxley squeezes tight, Jericho claws at the hold, but pushes Moxley into bare steel!! Moxley staggers into the JUDAS EFFECT!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!?!?! Moxley survives the unstoppable Judas Effect elbow!! No one can believe it and Jericho is furious! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow!
Jericho hurries outside, he grabs the AEW title belt, and brings it into the ring. The ref tries to stop him but Jericho just pushes past and swings on Moxley! Moxley avoids the belt shot to send Jericho into bare steel! Jericho tastes karma, and then the SLEEPER!! Jericho is fading as Moxley squeezes him into the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley rains down elbows and fists, then cranks the hold! But Jericho slips out and rains down elbows of his own! And then, LIONTAMER!!! Moxley endures Jericho’s original submission hold, but Moxley turns it around and drags Jericho down! Moxley rains down forearms to the back of Jericho’s head before the SLEEPER!!
Jericho endures, but he is bleeding from the buckle shot! Moxley traps Jericho’s arm and legs with the body scissors, fans are thunderous as Jericho keeps reaching out, BUT JERICHO TAPS!! Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still Interim AEW World Champion)
Lionheart fought his heart out, and did bring out quite a few tricks in his book, but Moxley still holds onto the title! But wait, here comes Sammy and Jake Hager! They CLOBBER Moxley and stomp him down! Fans boo as Jericho’s most faithful lieutenants mug Moxley! But wait, here comes the Blackpool Combat Club, as well as Ortiz and Eddie Kingston! Claudio Castagnoli CLOBBERS Sammy, Ortiz CLOBBERS Jericho, then Claudio hands Sammy off to Yuta so that he and Kingston can go after Hager and Jericho! Fans are thunderous, the bell is ringing, the rest of the JAS rush out! Parker, Menard and Garcia go after the BCC, they have the numbers advantage!
Jericho grabs the AEW world title, Menard sets Moxley up, but wait!! C M PUNK is here!!! The Best in the World storms out to the ring, he CLOBBERS Parker, DECKS Garcia, then dodges Sammy to RAM him into steel steps! Punk dumps Hager out, dodges the belt shot and DECKS Jericho! And again! And then Punk clotheslines Jericho up and out! Fans are electric as Punk storms around, but Moxley grabs the AEW title belt. And even with everything that just happened, it is clear that the question is now: Who is THE AEW World Champion? Punk and Moxley stare down and fans lose their minds! Moxley flips Punk off, then bumps him on the way out!
Will Moxley prove HE is the Best in the World? Or will Punk, now 100%, go all out to prove that he is the UNDISPUTED AEW World Champion?
This was another awesome event for AEW, though they didn’t do much in the way to put a theme on this. “Quake by the Lake” was a clever name but they didn’t have props to fit the theme, like camping tents or a campfire. But anyway, the Coffin match was a great opener, though I should’ve known the House of Black would get involved. Great to see Buddy is back, and great use of the lights going out to sneak Sting into the coffin. Sting VS Malakai is coming, but I wonder if they’re going to have Miro join Sting and Darby in a brutal Six Man Tag of some kind after that promo he had. Miro says as much that he’s not joining the House of Black, so that’d be a logical move to me.
I really like the bracket we’re getting for the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament. Really good interaction between Best Friends and Trustbusters to set up matches for Rampage and to give some heat to their match in the opening round. I would think Best Friends win in the tournament, as I see Parker Boudreaux beating Sonny Kiss, and Ari Daivari possibly cheating to beat Cassidy. And great to see that NJPW is sending the United Empire’s Ospreay & Aussie Open, though I don’t see them getting through Death Triangle. After that awesome Tornado Tag where LFI wins, I think they get through the Bucks and their mystery third man.
Speaking of which, great promo from Bucks, Hangman and Dark Order. This all fits within Hangman’s larger story perfectly. He can’t just go back to the guys who left him out in the cold, but he is at least back out of the tournament entirely to let whatever three of the Dark Order try to win. I have a feeling the Bucks will have no choice but to use Cutler, and then Cutler takes the lose to LFI. LFI and Death Triangle then meet in the semifinals for an awesome 3v3 version of what we got tonight. And who knows who they face in the finals, but it’ll be an awesome match at All Out. Personally, would love if it comes down to Best Friends VS Death Triangle, I still want that feud to start again.
Great squash match win for Luchasaurus, and great brawl backstage. Christian of course avoids the fight, and Luchasaurus might get (kayfabe) fined and/or suspended for headbutting Pat Buck. What is it about Pat Buck that he gets beat up by talent? Great little bit from Lethal’s group and then Wardlow and FTR. Wardlow VS Lethal 2 is going to be great, not sure if there will be a Six Man Tag as the go-home to it, because it’s so obvious Sonjay would take the loss on that one. At some point, some team from somewhere has to beat FTR for one of those three titles they hold, and I feel like it’ll be a team from AAA to get those AAA belts since FTR has had those the longest.
Good little promo from Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm getting to the tension Britt Baker was bringing up. That title match could definitely be part of All Out, but I wonder if Britt tries to take the #1 contender spot in the last few weeks before then. Good interaction from Hobbs and The Factory, but QT is making it a little too obvious they’re just copying Tony D’Angelo from NXT. Great match from Starks and Solo, and Starks makes The Factory all look like dorks. Hobbs is mad, but we know Hobbs and Starks are going to have it out between now and All Out. Good stuff from Gunn Club and Danhausen, #Beardhausen is going to be a really fun team for Rampage.
Really good match from the TBS Championship, but I will say like I did for Rampage last week, Madison Rayne doesn’t actually seem that exciting or skilled of a wrestler. She’s somehow become a multiple time champion, but nothing about what we got out of her and Jade really thrilled me. And even then, we all knew Jade was winning. But a great little ambush from Athena, I really hope Athena gets the match for All Out, and I also hope Athena gets the title. Jade’s already set an incredible bar for a singles champion in AEW, and even if she loses at All Out, Jade can easily pivot to the world title to finish out 2022.
Great group promo from the JAS to hype up the main event as well as their own stuff, and I love that we’re getting 2 outta 3 falls for Garcia VS Bryan. Awesome main event for the title, practically PPV worthy, and of course there was blood. But WOW, ripping out the earring. A little disappointing but of course Jericho cheats with help from the JAS, but in the end, Moxley still wins. Great brawl and great return from CM Punk, was not expecting him so soon. But that means they’re going to set up Punk VS Moxley for the title at All Out because duh, it’s in Chicago again. No offense to Chicago, but one day, All Out should be somewhere else. But hey, they’re getting their hometown hero there, no idea if he wins to be Undisputed AEW World Champion or not.
My Score: 9.1/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Best Friends get Dark!
Before entering the AEW Trios Championship Tournament, Best Friends are in action, in separate matches! Will tonight’s Dark be Freshly Squeezed?
- 8 Man Tag: Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Isaiah Broner, Brayden Lee, James Alexander & Sam Moore; Private Party, Butcher & Blade win.
- Anna “Jay A.S.” w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Megan Meyers; Anna wins.
- Best Friends w/ Danhausen VS Rohit Raju & Ren Jones; Best Friends win.
- Evil Uno & Preston Vance VS Peter Avalon & JD Drake; Uno & Vance win.
- Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Heather Reckless & Joseline Navarro; Shafir & Nyla win.
- Kris Statlander VS Sierra; Statlander wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Trustbusters VS Sonny Kiss, Zack Clayton & Xavier Walker; The Trustbusters win.
- Six Woman Tag: Ruby Soho, Athena & Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb, Leva Bates & Emi Sakura; Soho, Athena & Shida win.
- Orange Cassidy VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Cassidy wins.
So it seems Ari Daivari, Parker Boudreaux & Slim J are a trio now under The Trustbusters name. Good to see Sonny Kiss back in action but Kiss, Clayton & Walker aren’t winning that one. And I’m still wondering if The Wingmen are really a thing with JD Drake also spending time with Anthony Henry as the Workhorsemen. For that matter, why wasn’t it Best Friends VS The Wingmen in a 3v3? Or are they going to use that as an easy win in the opening round of the AEW Trios Championship Tournament?
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