AEW lets a grudge leave the ring, and ringside entirely!
Best Friends and Proud ‘n’ Powerful have been at each other’s throats, and now they get to have it all out in a PARKING LOT BRAWL!! Will they finally be able to settle the score?
- FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Jurassic Express; FTR wins.
- Hangman Page VS Frankie Kazarian; Hangman wins.
- MJF w/ Wardlow VS ???; MJF wins.
- Chris Jericho & Jake Hager VS Private Party; Jericho & Hager win.
- NWA Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa VS Ivelisse; Rosa wins and retains the NWA Women’s World Championship.
- Parking Lot Brawl: Best Friends VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful; Best Friends win.
PLAY BY PLAY
FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Jurassic Express!
Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood really riled up the AEW Tag Division as part of their championship celebration last week, but none more so than Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus! Will the quickly rising contenders prove they’re worthy of being number one? Or will they learn to #FearTheRevelation?
But before FTR can make their entrance, the Young Bucks storm out to the ring. Mark Stunt keeps his distance given he was on the receiving end of a superkick from Matt Jackson. Matt and Nick pace about, then DOUBLE SUPERKICK the referee!? As if that total fine of $10,000 wasn’t enough! More referees rush out to check on their colleague while the Bucks leave! “You wanna fine us, Tony.” The Bucks toss a huge wad of Benjamin Franklins at Tony Khan at gorilla! And then they pass by FTR, who mock The Elite falling apart. The Bucks leave without another word, FTR and Tully head to the ring, and somehow this match will happen, just with a different referee than planned.
The teams sort out, Jungle Jack Perry starts against Dax. The fans are fired up as the two circle, JB and Dax tie up and Dax wrenches an arm to a wirstlock. Cash tags in, kicks the arm then wrenches it to a shoulder breaker. Dax tags back in, takes the hand-off and grinds JB to the mat. JB endures the wristlock, handsprings through to reverse. Dax blocks the fireman’s carry so JB shifts weight to trip Dax up! JB is on the arm then cartweehls to bring Dax up. JB kicks and kicks and then uses the ropes to springboard arm-drag! Dropkick drops Dax, Cash gets in to get a dropkick for himself! JB arm-drags Dax down again and it’s a cover. ONE as Dax gets up, Dax keeps JB from his corner as best he can. It’s a tug-o-war, JB still gets a tag to Luchasaurus!
Dax hurries away to the FTR corner as fans rally for Luchasaurus. Tully coaches FTR, Cash tags in. Cash and Luchasaurus circle, Cash sucker punches JB! Dax pushes Luchasaurus and Cash hits Luchasaurus from behind! The ref keeps JB back, FTR get some cheap shots in, then Dax tags. FTR double whip Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus comes back to clothesline Csah! And then Dax! Dax staggers, Luchasaurus whips him corner to corner but runs into a knee. Dax hurries up top, leaps, but into a POWERSLAM from Luchasaurus! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus puts Dax in the corner for fast hands as fans chant “A E DUB!” JB tags in, climbs up and Luchasaurus scoop slams Dax down! JB uses a knee-board for the senton! Cover, TWO!
JB keeps on Dax’s arm, Dax endures, rolls and fights up. JB wrenches, Dax whips and elbows JB down hard! Cash taunts JB before he tags in. FTR bring JB up to double whip but JB rolls off their backs, to DOUBLE RANA! FTR bails out, JB slingshots but Cash gets in. Cash keeps moving, JB ducks under, Cash hurdles and catches JB for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Cash keeps on JB with knee after knee to the side! Cash laces the legs and gets JB in the Bow ‘n’ Arrow! JB endures, Stunt coaches him, JB pops out and Cash looms over him. Tag to Dax, FTR mugs JB at the ropes. Dax stomps, snap suplexes and drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Dax stays in Luchasaurus’ way as he brings JB up by his hair. Dax fireman’s carries, tags Cash, and FTR coordinate for the assisted GUT BUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Cash and Dax keep their cools as the fans rally up. Cash stalks JB to ropes, brings him back around and into a cobra twist! JB endures, Cash sneaks some hair pulling but the ref sees it. Cash cranks on the hold, Dax wants the ref to keep his eyes on Luchasaurus, and Cash CHOPS JB in the side! JB powers out to arm-drag Cash away! Cash pushes JB but JB fights back out of FTR’s corner! JB leaps, Cash catches him, tag to Dax, for an assisted GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! JB is proving tougher than FTR gave him credit for. Dax drags JB up, CHOPS him off his feet, then stands on JB’s foot to anchor him. Tag to Cash, Cash stomps JB down! Cash taunts Luchasaurus before he whips JB. JB holds ropes and ducks the dropkick! Cash crashes down and hurries to tag Dax!
Dax intercepts JB, whips him away, JB LARIATS on the rebound! Both JB and Dax are down, they crawl, hot tags to Cash and Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies on FTR! He CHOPS Dax, CHOPS Cash and BOOTS Dax! Cash dodges in the corner but Luchasaurus DOUBLE LARIATS FTR! Luchasaurus is fired up with the fans as he fireman’s carries Cash. He TOSSES Cash at Dax! Dax bails out, Cash staggers into a choke grip, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Standing moonsasult! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives but Luchasaurus keeps his cool. Luchasaurus runs but Dax saves Cash from the corner splash! Tag and FTR get Luchasaurus up. Assisted suplex but Luchasaurus slips out! JB tags in! TAIL WHIP for Dax, ROUNDHOUSE for Cash!
JB and Luchasaurus have Dax between them, SPINNING BUZZSAW to BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and Tully is relieved! Cash RAMS Luchasaurus into a post, Dax reels jB in but JB turns the suplex into a crossbody! TWO, JB swings into a BIG back suplex! Both men are down, a standing count begins, Dax crawls and tags in Cash. Cash drags JB up, fireman’s carry, but JB slips out and shoves Cash to ropes. JB leaps, Cash catches him for another slam but JB cradle counters it! TWO!! Cash swings, JB ducks and DOUBLE KNEES! Dax tags in off the staggering Cash, but JB crucifix rolls Dax, TWO! Dax lifts JB, JB goes up to victory roll, TWO! Dax kicks low, whips JB to the apron, but JB ROUNDHOUSES back!
JB climbs up, leaps, crossbody! Dax rolls through to cover, TWO!! JB rolls through, TWO!!! Cash and Luchasaurus were split seconds late, but now Luchasaurus gets mad. Cash throws haymakers but they only anger Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus choke grips Cash, JB whips Dax, Dax runs into Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus and Cash tumble out of the ring, JB rolls up Dax!! TWO!! Dax ROCKS JB with an uppercut, but JB gives it back! Dax uppercuts, JB wobbles, and Dax grimaces. JB tries to uppercut, Dax tries a backslide, but JB uses the corner to get up and over and inside cradle, TWO!! Luchasaurus runs at Cash and LEAPS, but Tully saves Cash and the crowd takes the tope! JB DIVES onto Cash!! JB gets back up, slingshots into a kick!
Dax tries to bump JB off buckles but JB blocks to give the bump to Dax! JB shoulders in, slingshots up and over to the sunset flip but Cash tips Dax over! Dax sits on the cover, Cash is holding Dax’s hand!! FTR WIN!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, the new AEW Tag Team Champions stay undefeated! Will Cash and Dax be able to skirt the rules and deny more contenders their shots?
Something has happened backstage!
Alex Marvez finds Private Party and a medic checking on a downed Matt Hardy! He clutches his leg, but no one saw exactly what happened. Chris Jericho and Jake Hager hurry over and mockingly ask what’s wrong. Hardy’s leg looks like it’s swelling up. Maybe they’ll have to amputate it! Jericho also has Floyd the Bat, too, so clearly this is suspicious. Hager mockingly says to put some ice on that. A lot! See you two kids later! Will Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy avenge Hardy for what the Inner Circle did to him?
Kenny Omega joins commentary!
Surely he saw what just happened to Matt Hardy. What are his thoughts on that? Omega hopes Hardy’s leg is okay, and notes the string of bad luck Hardy has had lately. But there’s another reason Omega is on commentary at this very moment, and that’s because the very next match is…
Hangman Page VS Frankie Kazarian!
The Cowboy was one half of only the second-ever AEW Tag Team Champions with Kenny Omega. The Heavy Metal Rebel was one half of the inaugural champions with Scorpio Sky. And these two have a long rivalry dating back to ROH! What happens when these two finally meet 1v1 again?
The bell rings and fans fire up already. Hangman and Kaz tie up, go around on the ropes and into a corner, and it starts to feel like the old days. The ref counts, Hangman lets off and Kaz gives a nod. They circle again, tie up, and Kaz waistlocks to a big slam! Kaz facelocks, holds on as Hangman rolls, and they get up. Hangman powers up but Kaz uses the lift to sunset flip, TWO! Kaz drop toeholds, grabs an arm and then shifts to an inverted cravat. Hangman gets up, throws body shots but Kaz knees away. Kaz flips for a cravat neckbreaker, then gets a headlock. Hangman powers up as Omega gives mixed messages, and Hangman powers out, only to run into a low knee. Kaz runs but into a hard shoulder!
Things speed up, Kaz leaps but Hangman catches him for a scoop slam! Hangman CHOPS and fans already say, “This is Awesome!” Kaz throws haymakers and CHOPS in return, but Hangman CHOPS back! Hangman wrenches, CHOPS Kaz off his feet, and paces about. Hangman drags Kaz up, snap suplexes a bit roughly but Kaz gets to a corner. Hangman goes over, brings Kaz up but Kaz lands on his feet to throw haymakers and CHOPS! Kaz keeps on Hangman with a stiff forearm shot, then ROCKS him with more haymakers. Kaz whips Hangman corner to corner, Hangman puts Kaz on the apron. Hangman runs, triangle lariat! PLANCHA! Fans fire up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hangman CHOPS Kaz, Kaz ROCKS him with a haymaker! Hangman CHOPS again, then puts Kaz back in the ring. Kaz throws hands, Hangman ducks but shoulders into a guillotine leg drop! Hangman is stuck, Kaz springboards for an even bigger guillotine leg drop! Kaz catches his breath and drags Hangman up. Kaz whips Hangman corner to corner, runs and grabs Hangman for a Russian Leg Sweep! Kaz takes his time bringing Hangman around, Hangman pushes but Kaz pushes him back. Kaz clubs Hangman, drags him up but Hangman blocks the suplex. Kaz clubs him more, brings him up, but again Hangman blocks. Kaz clubs away on Hangman over and over, PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!
Kaz keeps his cool as Hangman sits up. Kaz brings Hangman back around to a facelock and grinds him to the mat. Hangman endures, fights up and throws body shots. Kaz clubs him back down, cranks on the hold, but Hangman fights back up to throw more body shots. They both club each other, Kaz keeps clubbing Hangman, and AEW returns to single picture. Hangman throws more body shots as the fans rally up and he’s free! Hangman ROCKS Kaz with a right but Kaz give sit back! Hangman forearms, Kaz haymakers, repeat. Hangman gets the edge, catches his breath then runs, but into Kaz’s forearm! Kaz runs, Hangman follows to ROCK him right back! THIS is how it was in ROH!
Hangman runs, both men clothesline but neither fall! They try again, and again, Hangman spins but Kaz gets him for a German Suplex! Hangman lands on his feet?! And spins, but into Kaz’s back kick! Kaz knees and spins, but Hangman dodges to LARIAT! Both men are down but fans are fired up! “This is Awesome!” as Hangman and Kaz slowly rise. Hangman is up first and throws forearms. Kaz wobbles but into more forearms. Kaz comes back but Hangman rocks him again. Hangman whips Kaz, Kaz BOOTS back! Kaz goes up, leaps, but into Hangman’s arms! Hangman hits the FALL AWAY SLAM! Both men are down again, the fans fire up and Hangman kips up! STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!!
Omega admits he’s impressed that Hangman still has this much. This would be the time to tag out in a tag match, but he has no one to gag. Hangman runs into Kaz’s boot, Kaz elbows him away, then slips out to let Hangman hit buckles. Hangman dodges a clothesline but so does Kaz, Kaz slingshots for the DDT! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives but Kaz keeps his cool. Kaz drags Hangman up, fans rally but Kaz chicken wings for the turn. Hangman powers out, Kaz spins him again to a backslide. Cover, TWO as they tip over. Hangman gets up, powers out to reverse the hooks, and gets Kaz up and over. Kaz gets around, gets the arms again, UNPRETTIER! Cover, TWO!?! Hangman survives and even Omega is surprised.
Fans duel, “Let’s Go, Hangman!” “S C U!” Kaz drags Hangman up to a dragon sleeper, Hangman drops to a victory roll, TWO, SLIDING LARIAT! Kaz staggers up into Hangman’s pump handle, for a MURPHY’S LAW! Cover, TWO!! Hangman could not finish Kaz with the modified fireman’s driver but the fans are loving “A E DUB!” for this one. Hangman gets Kaz back up, whips him, but Kaz reverses to put Hangman on the apron. SLINGSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Kaz can’t believe it, but he also has one more trick to try. Kaz drags Hangman up, Hangman resists but Kaz clubs him again. Kaz scoops Hangman for a slam, then springboards, into a SIT OUT POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!?! “This is Awesome!” and still going as both men are down!
Kaz and Hangman slowly sit up, Hangman gets to the apron. Hangman throws off the elbow pad but Kaz gets under the slingshot. Kaz avoids the moonsault and ROCKS Hangman with that right! Kaz puts Hangman on the apron, Hangman comes back to clothesline Kaz into railing! Hangman puts Kaz in, aims from the apron, but Kaz blocks the boot to ROCK Hangman with a right! Kaz headbutts Hangman, slingshots him but Hangman hotshots him first! Hangman boots Kaz, Kaz back elbows Hangman! Kaz slingshots but Hangman dodges the leg drop, to BUCK SHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Kenny Omega has to admit, that was great. It was fun for Omega on commentary, but seems very dodgy about his chances of being Hangman and him being a team again. Will they even be friends in the future?
MJF w/ Wardlow VS ???
Maxwell Jacob Friedman is not AEW World Champion and is no longer without a singles loss, but his ego is not so easily damaged. He makes sure to have the Dynamite Diamond Ring on his finger to get his peers to kiss it. AEW is picture in picture as no one actually wants to. Least of all Shaul Guerrero. She’s wearing a mask for more reasons than just pandemic now. And MJF’s luck doesn’t change just because he walks over to the other side of ringside. HE pie faces Griff Garrison just because he can, then goes to the ring. MJF “hesitates” before posing on the corner, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and MJF’s opponent turns out to be The Captain, Shawn Dean. More surprising than that, MJF offers him a handshake, and honors it cleanly. Until the bell rings and he pokes Dean in the eye! MJF reels Dean into the SALT OF THE EARTH!! Dean TAPS, MJF wins!!
Winner: MJF, by submission
MJF makes Dean suffer before he finally lets go, and MJF “rebounds” with the fastest win in his career! Wardlow tosses Dean out so MJF can celebrate alone in the ring. Wardlow also fetches MJF a mic and MJF speaks. “Pipe down, guys, hold on a second. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that MJF is a very honest man.” Fans do not agree with that. “NO YOU’RE NOT!” But dishonest Dictator Jon is? Because MJF is pretty sure the guy fans like cheated! Oh you don’t like the truth? That’s because you can’t handle it! MJF should be undefeated AND AEW World Champion!! Fans say “You’re a Loser!” But from here on out, since MJF should be and actually is undefeated, they should refer to him as the “undefeated, undisputed, uncrowned AEW World Champion!”
In fact, Justin Roberts, “you smooth-brained schmuck,” announce that to everyone right now! Justin says it, but not with the passion MJF wants. “You moron! Say it with some gusto! Say it with your chest! Or else, Wardlow’s going to come out there and pay you a visit.” Justin tries again, and gives the proper energy MJF wants. “And as the undefeated, undisputed, uncrowned AEW World Champion, it’s become very clearly taht I’m never going to get a fair shake aorund here.” It is very clear to him that in order to get that, you need to be part of a stable. It’s almost like AEW gets a new faction every single week!
Well in that case, MJF has always fancied himself a lone wolf, but maybe MJF should get a wolf pack. Maybe the lone wolf should be lone no more. But if MJF so decides to pick a group, not pick a group, “leave, come, go stay, it doesn’t matter. Because at the end of the day, I’m still better than you, and you know it.” Will MJF recruit members to his pack? Will anyone even want to follow MJF?
Technique by Taz profiles Ricky Starks.
Starks’ speed burst for his Spear drives everything into his opponent’s ribs. Then the Roshambeau, there are the different grips for different opponents. A butterfly underhook is for the lighter wrestlers, and he moves his legs forward to ad to the momentum. There is also the gut wrench for heavier opponents, but the landing is the same: dominant and violent. This is why Absolute is a star player in Team Taz, and will destroy Darby Allin.
Eddie Kingston, the Butcher, the Blade & The Lucha Brothers are in the ring!
For whatever reason, Butcher and Blade bail out before Kingston speaks. “Ladies and gentlemen,” which he shrugs since he doesn’t see anyone fitting those descriptions, “I have three points to make.” One: Kingston never lost the Casino Battle Royal! Look up the rules, folks! It shouldn’t be Lance Archer, not Jon Moxley, not some random guy, KINGSTON! Two: He and his friends are family. Not a stable, not a faction, but a family! And when family fights, they usually go out to dinner, have some therapy, all that. But not these five! They’re a family of violence. SO what happens? They get violent! They’re agents of chaos! So Butcher, Blade, please find some victims.
They grab Daniel Garcia, Kevin Blackwood and Griff Garrison from the crowd of wrestlers! They throw Blackwood into the ring for Fenix and Pentagon to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Kingston is loving this, as Pentagon wheelbarrows Fenix for the ROLLING SPLASH! Griff and Garcia are put in and the mugging continues while Kingston mocks Blackwood’s hair. “Hey, pink shirt! Good night.” Garcia gets a BACK SUPLEX CHOKE SLAM from Butcher and Blade! And lastly, the Ivy League MVP gets a CERO MIEDO FULL DEATH, with Fenix’s DOUBLE STOMPS added on top!! “That was hilarious!” Kingston wants his guys to do a favor: get rid of weird hair and blondie. The ring is cleared and everything is in order, according to Kingston.
Fenix, ready! Pentagon, ready! Butcher and Blade, ready! BUT, the third point Kingston wants to make tonight. Blade, since they are all here together, it’s time to get his house in order. Does he mean… BUNNY?! What happens when this “family” is united in one cause?
AEW returns with big news for next week!
With the Dynamite Anniversary fast approaching, and the AEW World Championship match as part of it, Jon Moxley and Lance Archer are going to recruit men for a huge Six Man Tag match! Who will ride with the Death Rider? And who will be too scared to say no to the Murderhawk Monster?
Chris Jericho & Jake Hager VS Private Party!
Le Champion and Rock Hard Hager are jumping into an already deep AEW Tag Team Division, and are taking on a team known for high speed and shocking wins! Will Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy not only show what happens when you attack their mentor, Matt Hardy, but show Jericho and Hager that they’re not ready to climb the ranks?
The teams sort out and Quen starts against Hager. They circle, tie up, and Hager shoves Quen hard to a corner. Quen gets up and circles with Hager again, to get a waistlock. Hager elbows out, Hager whips Quen corner to corner, but Quen goes up and over to tag Kassidy! Quen dodges, drop toeholds and Kassidy SLING DOGS! Hager bails out, Kassidy sees Jericho running over and sends him to the apron. Jericho DECKS Kassidy but Quen uses Kassidy for Poetry in Motion! Down goes Jericho! Fans rally for Private Party as they build speed and DOUBLE DIVE! Direct hit onto both Jericho and Hager! Kassidy and Quen fire off on both Hager and Jericho at the railing! Hager pushes Kassidy away and gets back into the ring. Kassidy slingshot sentons down on him! Cover, ONE!
Kassidy keeps on Hager with hammering hands, tags in Quen, and they manage a double suplex on Hager! Cover, TWO! Quen keeps on Hager with a facelock but Hager powers out and BOOTS Quen down! Hager drags Quen to the corner, tags Jericho, and Jericho rains down rights on Quen. The ref counts, Hager gets out at 5 of 10, and Jericho soaks up the heat. Jericho throws haymakers on Quen, CHOPS him at ropes and CHOPS him again. Jericho whips, and he forearms Quen down! Jericho toys with Quen, brings him up and back suplexes Quen down! Cover, TWO! Jericho stays on Quen and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Hager and Hager throws big body shots into Quen! Hager ROCKS Quen with a haymaker and Quen flops to the apron!
Fans rally up as Quen gets up to hit Hager back. Hager toys with Quen, Quen hits him more, but Hager shoves him to a corner. Quen boots back! Quen hops up, leaps and missile dropkicks Hager down! Both men are on the mat as the fans fire up. Hager and Quen crawl, hot tags to Jericho and Kassidy! Kassidy springboards to seated senton Jericho! Kassidy dropkicks Hager’s legs out, then ducks Jericho to QUEBRADA! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy almost had the Demo God! Kassidy runs to a corner, Jericho puts him on the apron but Kassidy hits back. Jericho fakes injury and the ref is distracted, Hager CLOBBERS Kassidy using Floyd the Baseball Bat! Kassidy goes down in a heap on the apron and Jericho dropkicks him down! Hager gets away with cheap shots as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hager drags Kassidy up to POST him! The ref misses that as Jericho keeps arguing with him, but then Jericho stops to grin and soak up the heat. Jericho goes out to fetch Kassidy, and he scoops to snake eyes Ksasidy on railing! Kassidy flounders while fans jeer Jericho. Jericho drags Kassidy up to put him in the ring, and he taunts Kassidy to crawl for his corner. Jericho drags Kassidy away, tags in Hager, and they stomp Kassidy. Hager drops elbows, drags Kassidy up and whips him to a corner hard! Kassidy hits the mat, Hager sets him up in the drop zone, for the HAGER BOMB! Hager doesn’t cover, he just watches Kassidy gasp for air. Hager and Jericho “clink glasses” before Hager drags Kassidy back up.
Kassidy hits back but Hager ROCKS him with a right! Hager stands on Kassyd’s chest but stops at the ref’s count of 4. Kassidy crawls to the apron, and Hager chokes him with the ropes! Hager lets up at 4 again, but Jericho gets a cheap shot in! Kassidy tries to get up but Hager is on him first. Hager reels Kassidy in for a LARIAT! AEW returns to single picture as Hager drags Kassidy into a chinlock and throws clubbing forearms. The fans rally for Kassidy but Hager just kneels on him! Hager stops at 4, drags Kassidy up again and puts on a sleeper! Hager thrashes Kassidy around, Kassidy finds a second wind and the fans rally again. Kassidy elbows back but Hager pushes him away. Kassidy boots back, elbows Jericho then runs, into Hager’s SLAM! Hager DECKS Quen for good measure!
Hager drags Kassidy up as the fans chant, “You Both Suck!” Hager whips, Kassidy goes up but Hager blocks him going over! Quen helps Kassidy and they hit Hager with SILLY STRING! Kassidy and Hager are both down but the fans fire up! Kassidy and Hager crawl for their corners, hot tags to Jericho and Quen! Quen rallies on Jericho with clotheslines and an atomic drop! Dropkick drops Jericho! Hager gets in but Quen flapjack dropkicks him out! Quen FLIES and takes Hager out! Quen gets back up, springboards to crossbody onto Jericho! Cover, TWO!! Jericho escapes but Quen keeps his cool. Quen tags Kassidy, Private Party double whip Jericho corner to corner.
Quen sets up for Kassidy to PARTY IN MOTION! Kassidy turns Jericho, Quen goes up, DOUBLE STOMP NECKBREAKER! Kassidy covers slow, TWO!! Kassidy’s back is slowing him down but the fans rally up for him. Kassidy throws body shots at Jericho, but Hager runs in! Kassidy gets away and Hager splashes Jericho! Jericho manages to climb up, Hager pops Kassidy up there, but Kassidy SUPER STEINERS Jericho!! Quen gets Hager with a clothesline that takes them both out of the ring! Kassidy crawls and covers Jericho, TWO!! Fans rally up again, Kassidy goes after Jericho with forearms. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and Kassidy whips. Jericho reverses, Kassidy blocks, ducks Judas Effect, roll up, TWO!!! Kassidy runs, springboards and STUNNERS!
Kassidy flounders but doesn’t cover. He goes out and climbs up the corner as fans rally behind him. Kassidy reaches the top rope, takes a moment and SWANTONS but flops! Jericho narrowly avoided the end to hit JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho and Hager win!
Winners: Chris Jericho & Jake Hager, by pinfall
And Jericho adds on with angry right hands! He puts Kassidy in the WALLS OF JERICHO! Kassidy’s bad back endures the submission hold, but tapping out does nothing! Jericho lets go because Quen comes in and PELES him down! Quen looms over Jericho until Hager drags Jericho out. The Inner Circle may have won the battle, but this may only be the beginning of a new tag war!
AEW has a special Late Night Dynamite this Tuesday!
A one hour special will air next week after all of the NBA coverage is over. Watch as Matt Sydal has his singles debut against Shawn Spears, Scorpio Sky returns to action against Benjamin Carter, and Brandi Rhodes finally has it out 1v1 with Anna Jay!
NWA Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa VS Ivelisse w/ Diamante!
All Out did not see a double promotion double champion be crowned, but Thunder Rosa is back on Dynamite! She defends against La Sicaria, one half of the Women’s Tag Cup winners and an accomplished singles wrestler in her own right! Will history still be made when Ivelisse brings the NWA title to the AEW roster?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and things are already tense as this flip-side to the AEW NWA crossover begins!
Rosa and Ivelisse shove, circle, feel out the grapple but Ivelisse kicks Rosa. Rosa kicks back but Ivelisse blocks to throw a forearm. Rosa comes back but into an arm-drag, only to give the arm-drag back. Both women go for an arm-drag and those cancel out. They stand up, Ivelisse wants a leg but Rosa pries her off. Rosa swings into a spin, but she spins Rosa back. The two get face to face and talk trash, then Ivelisse SLAPS Rosa! Rosa shrugs it off but Ivelisse pie faces her. Rosa SLAPS back! Rosa messes Ivelisse’s hair, then CHOPS her! Rosa knuckle locks, goes up the corner and leaps for a flying arm-drag!
Ivelisse steadies herself, Rosa blows past her to come back with a huricanrana! Ivelisse gets to a corner as Rosa shouts for the pride of Mexico! But Ivelisse comes back to mule kick Rosa and CHOP her! Ivelisse brings Rosa to ropes for a springboard arm-drag! Rosa gets up and goes to the corner. Rosa dodges Ivelisse, runs but into a boot! Ivelisse goes up and leaps for a flying rana! Fans cheer this great exchange and even Rosa grins. Ivelisse rushes Rosa but Rosa shotgun dropkicks her right down! Ivelisse gets to a corner, Rosa runs in and hits a BIG forearm smash! Rosa runs side to side to BOOT WASH Ivelisse! Rosa drags Ivelisse to a high stack cover, TWO!
Rosa keeps on Ivelisse with underhooks to a Gory Especial. Ivelisse endures but Diamante distracts Rosa. Ivelisse manages to pop out of the Especial to backslide, Rosa rolls through but Ivelisse SHINING WIZARDS! Cover, TWO! Rosa bails out of the ring, fans duel and Ivelisse follows to the apron for a Penalty Kick! Ivelisse has the champion staggered as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ivelisse hops down but Rosa throws forearms! Rosa bumps Ivleisse off the apron then CHOPS her! Ivelisse CHOPS back! Rosa throws an uppercut then refreshes the ring count. Ivelisse rams into Rosa and rams her into the apron! And then hoists her up into the ring to tackle for a cover. TWO, but Ivelisse keeps on Rosa with a rear mount and sleeper hold. Rosa endures, kicks high to hit Ivelisse and get free, to an armbar! Rosa goes for the crossface but Ivelisse resists, so Rosa just makes it a cover, TWO! Rosa keeps on the arm to try the armbar again but Ivelisse rolls her up, TWO! Rosa clubs Ivelisse, Ivelisse hits back and the two scrap a they go to a corner. Rosa throws body shots and back elbows to then snapmare and clamp onto Ivelisse with a seated full nelson.
Ivelisse endures, powers up and reaches back to grab Rosa. Ivelisse throws knee after knee to drop Rosa for the Question Mark Kick! Rosa hits back, Ivelisse ROCKS her with a forearm! Ivelisse is back on the sleeper hold but Rosa endures. Rosa pops back to a cover, TWO and Ivelisse thrashes Rosa harder. Ivelisse gets body scissors but Rosa fights out of those. Rosa is free and throws body shots then forearms. Ivelisse knees low, Rosa knees back and AEW returns to single picture as Ivelisse knees again. Ivelisse KICKS Rosa in the chest, but then Rosa blocks the next one for a DRAGON SCREW! Rosa fires up and the fans join in.
Ivelisse and Rosa throw forearms back and forth, but Rosa gets the edge! Rosa forearms Ivelisse all the way into a corner, runs corner to corner, and hits a A-List Lariat! Ivelisse sits down, Rosa swings in for the METEORA! Rosa brings Ivelisse up for more kicks, and then runs to the ropes for a basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Ivelisse survives the assault but Rosa keeps on her. Ivelisse pushes her away, underhooks, TIGER DRIVER ’97! Cover, TWO!! Rosa survives that short bomb, but Ivelisse cravats. Rosa throws body shots and hits a Russian Leg Sweep! Rosa rolls Ivelisse backwards into the CROSSFACE! Ivelisse endures, reaches with her legs, and finds a ropebreak! Rosa lets go fast, grows frustrated, but grabs at Ivelisse.
Rosa pulls on Ivelisse’s legs but Ivelisse lands on her feet! Ivelisse kicks back, goes to the apron then forearms Rosa way. Ivelisse climbs up but Rosa ROCKS her! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Rosa can’t believe Ivelisse survives! The fans rally up, Rosa drags Ivelisse up but Ivelisse slips out to back elbow. Ivelisse snapmares and rolls to KICK Rosa down! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa survives Ivelisse’s best shot, the very move that won the Women’s Tag Cup! Ivelisse can’t believe it, fans argue the count on her behalf, and she goes after Rosa with forearms. Ivelisse runs into a BOOT! Rosa scoops, Ivelisse slips out again and kicks the legs out. Ivelisse runs, into a scoop! Gut wrench, TOMBSTONE!! Cover, Rosa wins!!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
Ivelisse is thunderstruck, but Diamante strikes back! She clobbers and kicks Rosa out of the ring and Ivelisse picks up the NWA championship belt. But here comes the AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida! Shida attacks Ivelisse and Diamante in return, throwing one into the other! The tag cup winners tumble out of the ring while Shida picks up Rosa’s belt. Shida returns the belt to the proper owner, having respect for the woman who went All Out with her. Will the two singles champions both have targets on their back through this crossover?
Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford and Miro are backstage together.
The Superbad Couple spots the Best Man, the Bulgarian Beast, as he bench presses the “big boy plates” today. They don’t just game hard, they work hard! When they get in the ring hard- Did Kip say ring?! Miro wants in the AEW ring to devour someone! No, man, we’ve got something else first. Oh, right, sorry. The Best Man is Kip’s best man, so that means the best bachelor party ever! It’ll be so good! Way better than last week, right? What happens in Verdansk stays in Verdansk. They argue over Call of Duty but it’s fine. The party will be so good. It’ll be Superbad! Kip’s turn on the bench press!
AEW returns as Lance Archer heads to the ring!
The Murderhawk Monster mauls El Fuego as he goes ringside! HUGE CHOKE SLAM! Jake the Snake says that’s “a proper ring entrance.” But he also has a question. “Would you trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for a cool breeze? Would you exchange all your pleasure for some pain? After all, aren’t they the same?” Jake thinks so. Archer thinks so. Sometimes in wrestling, or movies or even in politics, you might find yourself in bed with someone you wouldn’t expect. And that’s what they have to do now with the coming Six Man Tag. Archer isn’t happy, but there’s a reason for it. Sometimes you need info, money or a way out. For them, they need partners. If they’re going to lay in bed with the devil, why not the Tasmanian Devil? Taz, please come out.
The leader of Team Taz obliges, much to everyone’s surprise. Taz stands in the ring with Jake and Archer, is handed the mic, and Snake keeps things peaceful. As discussed earlier today, Team Taz is very excited to do business with them. This is all business. And as discussed, the trio of Absolute Ricky Starks, “The Machine” Brian Cage, and the Murderhawk Monster, the #1 contender for the AEW World Championship, is a deadly one. And the last thing, is the deal they made. When Archer destroys Moxley and takes that title, Archer will give Cage that first shot. That’s what everyone wants. Archer wants Taz to understand that he and his boys are simply enemies of Archer’s enemy. That makes them “friendly.”
But come 10/14/20, when Archer puts the punkass Moxley down, AEW will have a killer new champion! And Archer doesn’t care how much whining and crying Eddie Kingston says about the battle royal, the Monster and the Machine are gonna go Godzilla on Daily’s Place! But to respond, here comes Moxley himself! Moxley carries #BigPlatinum at the top of the bleachers, mic in hand, to speak. Wait, who are these guys attacking!? It’s Starks and Cage!! Taz put the trap in! Security tries to stop them but they get mauled, too! Moxley fights back but that’s 2v1! Jake and Taz like what they see as Team Taz mugs Moxley and throws him through a wood case!
But here comes Will Hoobs with a chair!! He hits Cage and SMASHES him! Starks gets Cage away to safety! The Embodiment of Willpower has run off Cage and Starks! Moxley stands tall with Hobbs and says, “That’s a hell of a team you’ve got assembled there, Jake!” But let him introduce you all to his partners! This is a man who is not afraid of the “punkass hit squad.” Oakland’s Most Violent, RAM POWER, Will Hobbs!! And they have a third partner, as Moxley calls on the services of Taz’s “favorite,” DARBY ALLIN!! Darby is watching at home, but he needs to get back to Jacksonville next week, because they are going to WAR! Will there be anyone standing after this incredible Six Man showdown?
AEW has other huge matches for next week’s Wednesday Night Dynamite!
Mr. Brodie Lee will defend his TNT Championship against Freshly Squeezed, Orange Cassidy! Will Sloth Style get serious and finally get some gold? Plus, after what we saw tonight, the AEW and NWA Women’s World Champions will team up against the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup winners! Will Shida and Rosa unite against the unruly Ivelisse and Diamante?
Parking Lot Brawl: Best Friends VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful!
The quick victory Chuck Taylor and Trent scored over Santana and Ortiz angered them enough to bust up Miss Sue Baretta’s minivan! There was more back and forth that escalated into backstage attacks, and now it’s come to this! No more talking, only a fight will settle this! Who makes it out of the parking lot still able to drive?
The crowd of wrestlers are on the edges of the circle of cars as Santana and Ortiz walk up looking like ghost face killers. The bell rings, the two teams rush each other and the brawl is on! Santana clubs Chuck while Ortiz throws hands on Trent! Trent hits back, Chuckie T turns things around, and Trent rams Ortiz into a car hood! Chuck brings Santana over to bounce off a truck’s open tailgate, and Trent bounces Ortiz off another car hood! Trent keeps throwing forearm son Ortiz while Chuck and Santana go around to a back wall. Santana CHOPS Chuck, but Chuck bumps Santana of a hatchback! Chuck whips Santana into the side view mirror!
Trent has opened the hood and sticks Ortiz underneath it to SLAM it shut! And again! And again! That can’t be good for the radiator. Chuck climbs up this sedan, to SENTON onto the hood!! Ortiz might be a pancake under there, and then Trent adds a LEAPING SENTON!! Ortiz flops out of the car hood, Best Friends drag Ortiz around, stomping and clubbing him as they go. Chuck empties the truck bed of the spare wood, and the Best Friends set the huge plywood panel across the truck bed like a bridge. Trent throws a 2-by-4 at Ortiz so hard, it bounces back and hits Trent! Is the wood trying to be a third party to the match? Ortiz hits back but Trent throws forearms back. Santana stands back up but Chuck bounces him off a car hood.
Trent and Ortiz brawl, Chuck adds on, but Santana searches under a car’s tire well. He finds the collapsible baton!? When did he put that there?! Santana CLUBS Chuck then SMACKS Trent! Santana has Trent under the truck, for a GUILLOTINE CATAPULT into the tailgate!! Santana grimaces through the blood from his forehead, and Ortiz has a sledgehammer! Ortiz aims at Chuck and chucks the hammer! Chuck avoids the hammer and it smashes a windshield! Chuck kicks Ortiz, BOOTS Santana but Ortiz CHOPS back. Ortiz and Chuck brawl, they go around the way, and Chuck throws Ortiz into trash barrels! Or was that recycling? Chuck drags Ortiz up, bounces him off the car trunk, and climbs up again.
Chuck brings Ortiz up to the trunk roof but Ortiz fights back. Ortiz has Chuck, and snap suplexes onto the car roof! The back window breaks and Ortiz flops off the car! Santana is on top of the truck and FROG SPLASHES onto Chuck! Cover, TWO!! Chuck survives and no one can believe it! “This is Awesome!” but Ortiz literally trashes Chuck with the trash. Trent returns and throws forearms on Ortiz. Trent whips Ortiz into the car hood, sees Santana and kicks him down, then grabs the spare door. Trent sets the door against the car like a ramp, but Ortiz uses the baton to SMACK Trent in the back! Ortiz drags Trent up, lifts, but Trent escapes to ROCK Ortiz back! Trent runs in, to SPEAR Ortiz through the door!! Blood from Ortiz’s elbow and shoulder are clear against the white base paint!
Chuck returns and leans against the car. Santana does the same on the other side as they push the wreckage aside. Santana bounces Chuck off the car hood of this already battered sedan, and then takes the piece of door to SMACK Chuck on the back! And then he clubs Chuck on the back. Santana clubs away with crossface forearms, then bounces him off the hood again. Trent has a piece of door and throws it int Ortiz’s head! Chuck back suplexes Santana onto the car hood! Santana screams in pain as he slides down. Trent brings Ortiz up, uses the tailgate, but Ortiz pushes him away! Ortiz has a paint pan and SMACKS Trent in the head with it!! Chuck kicks Ortiz, whips him int the other sedan!
Chuck wipes the blood from his nose as he brings steel railing into this! He leans it against the silver sedan as a ramp, then brings Ortiz around. Ortiz hits back with body shots and haymakers. Ortiz lines it up, Chuck counters and snap suplexes Ortiz into the railing!! The steel bends as both men are wrecked! Santana basement boots Trent while Chuck rises. Chuck drags Ortiz around while Santana BREAKS a 2-by-4 on Trent! Chuck pushes Ortiz onto the roof of the silver sedan while Trent hits Santana back. Now the SUV’s get involved as Trent punches Santana against one over and over and over! Trent and Chuck regroup and focus on Ortiz. Trent climbs up the sedan but Santana whips Chuck into the passenger door!
Ortiz LOW BLOW UPPERCUTS Trent on the car roof! Ortiz brings Trent up for a POWERBOMB on the car roof! Trent spasms and slides down the front of the car, but Santana and Ortiz aren’t through with him! They drag Trent up, and DOUBLE BOMB him into the windshield!! Trent’s back is littered with glass pieces! Chuck hits back with a baseball bat! It’s not Floyd but perhaps a cousin! Chuck uses it to choke Santana but Ortiz hurries over. Chuck hits Ortiz back! Chuck grabs the other 2-by-4 to SMACK Ortiz, and again! The wood breaks, but Santana back drops Chuck onto the trash barrels! All four men are down, bloodied and bruised, but the crowd is fired up!
PNP regroup and they point at Trent and his bloody back. Ortiz SMACKS Trent with what’s left of the wood! Santana toys with Chuck while Ortiz rains down rights. Another SMACK from the wood! Trent gets up on noodle legs but Ortiz ROCKS him! Santana presses Chuck into another car’s trunk, and says, “This was the biggest mistake you have ever done in your f***ing life!” Santana punches Chuck over and over into the car’s license plate! Chuck can barely cover up! But he refuses to give up! Meanwhile, Ortiz has put Trent on that wood bridge on the truck bed! Santana grabs the baseball bat Chuck found and takes aim. But wait, who is that coming out of the car trunk!? It’s ORANGE CASSIDY!!
Cassidy has his fist wrapped in something, and gives Santana a FULL METAL ORANGE PUNCH! That something was a steel chain!! Cassidy drags Santana up and fireman’s carries him over to the red sedan. He hands Santana off to Chuck for an AWFUL WAFFLE on the hood! Trent turns things around on Ortiz to get him up and around for a CRUNCHIE through the wood!! Cover, Best Friends win!!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall
It’s good to have friends, and Freshly Squeezed helps his turn the tide! And they hug! Trent’s mom’s minivan has been avenged, and the NEW van pulls up! Trent gives her mom a hug and Cassidy calls shotgun. The boys get in the back, and Sue gives PNP a middle finger farewell! Does this signal the end of the grudge between them and the Inner Circle?
An incredible episode, especially with that ending! I have not seen a lot of Parking Lot Brawls, and there haven’t really been a lot of those, but this was perhaps the most innovative and most brutal one ever. It might be a point of contention that Cassidy helped out at the end, but what a great surprise for him to come out of a car trunk! Best Friends win, and having Sue show up was a great addition to the end there. I almost feel like Blood & Guts is no longer needed for Inner Circle VS Best Friends and friends after this. Maybe things shift to have Inner Circle feud with Private Party, Matt Hardy and Jersey’s Finest, Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, instead. After all, there’s a lot of suspicion as to who attacked Hardy backstage, and surely Sammy Guevara will be back.
Hager & Jericho VS Private Party was a great match, and though Private Party have been a tag team longer and in the AEW Tag Division longer, obviously the story dictated Jericho and Hager find a way to win. I will still stand by the opinion that Hager and Jericho didn’t need to jump into the tag division when Santana and Ortiz should’ve been the focus all along, but with Best Friends winning, we’d be waiting a bit longer for PNP to head for the tag titles anyway. FTR VS Jurassic Express to open the night was great, and it was very interesting FTR needed to cheat to win. Miro and Kip had a good segment, I wonder if the bachelor party is the go-home to the wedding on the anniversary episode.
Another interesting detail of the opening segment was the Bucks just flat-out attacking a ref and then paying upfront. The original Elite could definitely all be turning some level of Heel here, with Omega only reluctantly giving Hangman compliments and then outright avoiding Hangman after the match. Hangman and Kaz had a great match, Hangman gets a great win for it, and I am really hoping Hangman VS Omega is something that leads to the winner going after a singles title. MJF gets a fast win just to make a point, but I am curious to see who he manages to add to a stable with him and Wardlow. Maybe tensions rise again and Wardlow takes over the faction since he’s the actual muscle.
Rosa VS Ivelisse was a great match, but I also felt the tag match they announced coming when Diamante attacked Rosa and Shida retaliated. That is going to be a great match and could go either way because of how Rosa didn’t look all that thrilled to be saved. I also like the pick-up game Six Man Tag we’re getting next week. It was a great surprise for Team Taz to make a deal with Archer and Jake, but something about it makes sense. Hobbs being one of Moxley’s guys is great! I figured Hobbs would team up with at least Darby Allin, and now it’s happening through this. That match is going to be awesome, and could go either way, but don’t expect Moxley or Archer to take a pin. Win or lose next week, the anniversary show probably adds Team Taz VS Darby & Hobbs to the card.
My Score: 9.3/10