And STILL AEW World Champion…!
Jon Moxley is still atop AEW after beating MJF to the cheat! But what will happen when he and new #1 contender, Lance Archer, are both in the building?
- The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Jurassic Express; Jurassic Express wins.
- Orange Cassidy VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans; Cassidy wins.
- No Holds Barred Tag: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Chris Jericho & Jake Hager; Jericho & Hager win.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Taynara Conti; Rose wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee w/ The Dark Order VS Dustin Rhodes; Brodie wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tony Schiavone welcomes the arriving MJF and Chris Jericho.
He wants to talk to them about the one match everyone is talking about from All Out. They both thank him for the compliment. But Jericho says MJF had a great match. He meant to say it before: MJF got robbed by Jon Moxley, who cheated behind the back of that stupid ref! But it’s okay, because Jericho guarantees MJF will be champion very soon. MJF says that Jericho saying that means the world to him. MJF knows it’s genuine and will give it back. The fact he had to touch that “soulless ginger prick” who puts his hands in his pockets and then lost not once but twice, it’s criminal. But MJF promises Jericho will one day regain HIS AEW World Championship, and that is a guarantee. Much respect between the two. Have a great show. You have a great show! But as both leave, they each say, “What a loser.”
The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Jurassic Express!
Pentagon and Rey Fenix didn’t win the Casino Battle Royal, but Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus didn’t win against the Young Bucks. But both teams are still hoping to get after the AEW World Tag Team Champions, FTR! Who makes big progress towards that goal here tonight?
The teams sort and JB starts against Fenix. They tie up, Fenix puts JB in the corner but lets off fast. They tie up again, Fenix wrenches to a wristlock but JB wrenches back to a hammerlock then a headlock. Fenix powers out and sends JB to the corner but JB boots him back. JB rolls, hops up to Electric Chair and wheelbarrow to arm-drag Fenix to a corner! JB goes up, springboards and arm-drags Fenix again! JB kicks, Fenix blocks and stomps his foot to ROCK him with an uppercut. Fenix wrenches, CHOPS, and then goes up the corner to tightrope walk, springboard and arm-drag JB! JB dodges the dropkick, Fenix dodges JB’s, cover, ONE! The two stand off and the fans are fired up!
Kingston tells Fenix to keep on JB, Fenix body shots and tags Pentagon. They whip JB, speed things up, and dropkick JB to then sucker punch Luchasaurus! Pentagon runs, Fenix wheelbarrows him for the victory roll SPLASH! Pentagon drags JB up, fans rally and Pentagon says hush. He CHOPS JB and then clubs JB down. Fenix goes up, Pentagon packages JB but JB gets out to tag Luchasaurus! Pentagon is fed to the HEADBUTT! Luchasaurus wheelbarrows JB for the flying COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, but Fenix breaks it! The fans rally, JB uses Luchasaurus to leap and hit Fenix! Pentagon bails out to regroup with Fenix, Kingston and even Butcher and Blade.
Luchasaurus dares Pentagon to bring it, Pentagon gets back in and he has Fenix settle down. Pentagon has Luchasaurus wait for him to take off the glove. Pentagon throws it at Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus interrupts the catchphrase! Pentagon CHOPS, Luchasaush CHOPS and Penta falls! Penta KICKS back, finishes CERO MIEDO, then runs, to springboard crossbody! Luchasaurus gets past to tag JB for the FLYING RANA! Fenix tags in, he springboard but JB gets under. Penta and Fenix both get thrown by JB’s huricanrana! JB DIVES to hit Fenix, then baits Pentagon in to a shoulder. JB goes up but gets shoved off into a SUPERKICK! Kingston shouts as Pentagon covers JB, TWO!
Pentagon keeps his cool but the fans fire up even harder. Pentagon drags JB up to choke him on the ropes, but lets up at the ref’s count. He drags JB up to KICK the leg! Pentagon swaggers, “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon aims again and KICKS JB so hard he goes upside-down! Pentagon drags JB up, snapmares and digs his shoulder in to pull the arms back. JB endures, reaches, and the fans rally up. Pentagon pulls hair and rakes eyes, then tags in Fenix. The Lucha Brothers mug JB, then they double back suplex. JB lands on his feet, ducks Fenix and goes up and over Pentagon to tag in Luchasaurus!
Luchasaurus rallies with lariats, CHOPS and BOOTS! Luchasaurus whips Fenix, pops him up to a fireman’s carry, WIDOWMAKER! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus as he stalks Fenix. Luchasaurus drags Fenix up, scoops him but Pentagon saves Fenix. They shove Luchasaurus to a corner but Luchasaurus KNEES Pentagon and puts Fenix on the apron. Fenix enziguris, but jumps into a choke grip and JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Standing moonsault! Cover, but Penta KICKS it apart! Pentagon gets in Luchasaurus’ face, “This is Awesome!” CERO! MIE- TAIL WHIP!! Luchasaurus tags in JB, Jurassic Express whip Fenix but he springboards for a FLYING HEADBUTT!
Fenix rams into JB, Gory Especials, and then GORY BOMB LEG DROP COMBO! Fenix crawls to his corner, hot tag to Pentagon! Pentagon SLING BLADE Luchasaurus, but JB slips out of his. Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER JB! The fans fire up, Pentagon brings JB up and Fenix climbs. LB DRIVER!! Fenix FLIES onto Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives?!? Pentagon is in shock and Kingston is furious! Fenix tags in and Pentagon goes up. But JB sends Fenix into the DESTROYER! He rolls Fenix up, Jurassic Express wins!!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Unbelievable! Jungle Boy Jack Perry pulls a victory from the jaws of defeat! As for the Lucha Brothers, they start arguing and shoving. Kingston, Butcher and Blade hurry to stop the fighting, and Kingston asks, “Are we done?” He tells them to stop it! What is going on?! Fenix, stop, or Kingston is gonna…! They’re here for them, not PAC! For that matter, where is Blade’s bunny? What happened in the battle royal? There were FIVE of them! And Fenix hits Blade in the face! Accident?! Kingston’s ass! Where was Pentagon when the others showed up? They should be running AEW! Now shake hands! He demands the brothers make up, but Pentagon just shoves Fenix!
Kingston wants them to listen to him. They’re his best friends, and these two are brothers! Shake hands! Fenix reluctantly offers again, and Pentagon… Accepts. They hug it out, and one more thing! Don’t think Kingston forgot! He was never truly eliminated! Look up the rules! Wait, was he or wasn’t he? AEW officials may need to take a closer look at the footage. Will Lance Archer also have something to say about Kingston’s claim?
AEW hears from Jake the Snake and Lance Archer.
“Never a doubt in my mind. Never a thought in his mind other than walking out as the winner. Why? Because that is what we came for!” Jon Moxley can play here and there as a good guy, but that’s not these two. They don’t buy cars, they trash cars and people. It’s what they do. It’s what they like. Moxley will get wet when he pisses himself when Archer gets at him! Archer says Moxley has had nothing but time to prepare for the others, but he has nothing but despair for Archer! Moxley has been champion too long and the Murderhawk Monster will end it! There’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it! #EverbodyDies, but will Archer kill the reign of the Death Rider?
AEW returns as Matt Hardy heads to the ring!
Somehow, the unkillable did not die at All Out and is back on Dynamite. He thanks the fans for being here as they chant his name. Hardy says it’s great to be in an arena with live, real people and revel in that emotion! The fans are part of the magic, thank you! And to the people watching at home, thank you, too. Saturday at All Out, Hardy suffered a very, very scary fall, and it scared a lot of people. The last couple of days, the outpouring of love has been overwhelming, mind-blowing, and again he thanks us all for that. Hardy is very happy to stand here before us and say that after a myriad of tests, he is expected to make a 100% recovery!
But he won’t lie, with his shirt saying “I Don’t Die,” and he will admit he is a lucky man. He has a lovely family, as Ms. Reby and the newborn Barney are here live, as well as Maxwell and Wolfgang at home. HE apologizes for putting them through that on Saturday. He apologizes to fans for putting them through that. But they all showed everyone else how much they care about the wrestlers putting their bodies on the line, so thank you. The last thing he apologizes for is that Broken Rules didn’t end up the way he wanted. But maybe it’s a good thing if the vendetta ends here, because someone really could end up hurt very, very badly.
Now Hardy will get back to getting healthy. And when he’s cleared, he’ll get back in the ring, winning matches, getting in the top five, and getting after the AEW World Championship. Good plan? Private Party sure loves that plan! Most importantly, pro-wrestling is his passion, and Hardy’s journey is not over! A big part of that is because of all the fans. Without the fans, there would be no Hardy! Pro-wrestling fans are the best! The fans give Hardy a standing ovation but he applauds them back. When and where will Hardy return to head for the gold?
Orange Cassidy VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans!
Freshly Squeezed is coming fresh off winning the first-ever Mimosa Mayhem match, and now he’s got the juice as a main event draw! But will he keep rolling and get past the savvy South African half of the Hybrid2?
The bell rings and the fans are fired up for Cassidy. Evans tells them to shut up and take Angelico seriously. Cassidy is distracted and Angelico sucker punches him! Angelico wrenches to a top keylock, then crisscrosses the arms for a modified straitjacket. Angelico then spins through, but Cassidy spins through. They spin and spin and spin but Cassidy breaks free. Cassidy brings his hands up but Angelico intercepts with knuckle locks! Angelico pushes Cassidy down, Cassidy keeps him off, goes way up, but Angelico gets a Navarro Doce, the modified Gory Especial. Angelico has both arms and a leg, but Cassidy pops free only for Angelico to knee low.
Angelico wrenches, arm-drags but Cassidy comes back and tilt-ow-whirls, only for Angelico to push him off to a drop toehold! Navarro 2000! But Cassidy gets the ropes for the ropebreak and is free of the modified STF. Angelico whips Cassidy to a corner, runs in but Cassidy ducks down! Angelico tumbles up and out and Evans checks on him. Angelico gets his legs moving but Cassidy builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into the rails, then Cassidy puts Angelico in to go up top. FLYING CROSSBODY! Cassidy runs, tilt-o whirls and gets the DDT! Fans are fired up as Cassidy kips up! The armband comes off and Cassidy is serious! Angelico staggers up, Cassidy give shim the ORANGE PUNCH! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
The King of Sloth Style no longer has just one speed, but he still puts his hands in his pockets. Only for Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana and Ortiz, to attack him! They use their baton, the mad ball, and their fists to beat him down! But here come Best Friends, Chuck Taylor and Trent! Best Friends run PNP off and get a mic. Chuckie T tells PNP, “Hey, hey, you ding dongs want to attack us from behind, hit us with whatever this is, destroy my best friend’s mom’s van! This has got to end!” Santana, Ortiz, if you want to fight in the parking lot, how about meeting them there next time?
Trent says the apology they want, take it and shove it up each other’s asses! Ortiz talks smack about Mama Sue! Trent says there’s no more hugs, no more fun, this is about hurting Santana and Ortiz to make mama proud! Who survives a vicious parking lot brawl?
AEW returns as Alex Marvez is at the Young Bucks room.
He knocks on the door but no response. He tries again, and still nothing. But then the Bucks open the door to SUPERKICK him!! Guess that’s a way of saying, “No comment.” How deep do the cracks go in the foundation of The Elite?
The Superbad Couple heads to the ring!
Schiavone is there waiting as the engaged Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford are here for the big announcement they hyped up at All Out. Schiavone congratulates them on behalf of everyone. Kip asks what he’s doing here. He was here to help with the announcement. No, if he was going to ask for commentary to join them, he’d ask JR because at least JR knows how to have a good time. Now go on and get out of the ring, “Timmy.” Kip mocks the booing fans and says he’s been “inundated” with questions about who gets to be The Best Man. Well he won’t take too long with that, here he is! It’s…
Wait, no, who? Puff, bro, what’re you doing here? Didn’t Kip tell him last night he’s The Best Man? No, Puff, no. Kip appreciated he subscribed to Kip’s Twitch, but he said he’s “the best.” Not the Best Man. Go! Go take up space, you’re so good at it! And make sure to resub each month. Okay, back on track here. THE Best Man is loyal, handsome and shares the passions Kip does. Here we go again. The REAL Best Man…! Brian Pillman Jr! He gets in the ring and Kip tells him to stop. What’s he doing here? He’s thanking Kip about that text how he’s The Best Man.
Whoa, Pillman, no. Kip wished him a happy birthday but he’s a little too hyped right now. It wasn’t “You’re the best man.” It’s “You’re the best, man.” Note the commas! It’s like BPJ was stalking Kip! They’re not even friends, bro! GET OUT, JUNIOR! Okay, third time’s the charm. It is Kip’s honor and privilege to introduce THE BEST MAN!! IT’S MIRO!! The Bulgarian Beast is Kip’s Best Man! The Twitch connection is live on television and the fans are loving it! Miro is handed the mic and fans chant, “Miro Day!” What? “Miro Day! Miro Day!” That has a good ring to it, huh? But okay. Ten years in the same house, under the same glass ceiling, with the same imaginary brass ring. Take that brass ring and shove it!!
Miro is here, and elite recognizes elite! The elite is the best! And of course Miro is going to be Kip’s best man. Not because he is a best man, but THE Best Man! The best gamer on Twitch, the best wrestler in the ring, beating up everyone and anyone whenever you tune in! “My name is Miro, and I am All Elite.” A statement made inside the major announcement! What does The Best joining AEW mean for the rest of the roster?
Schiavone has a sit-down interview with Hangman Page.
Hangman sets his drink down but asks if Schiavone wants one. No, Schiavone has work still to do. Right, yeah, okay. Schiavone brings up All Out and the loss to FTR. How does he feel? Alright, actually. Ribs are bruised, can’t really feel 100% in the humidity, but good otherwise. Schiavone doesn’t want the “athlete wrestler stock answer” here. What’s he really feeling? Well, All Out had fans. Not close, either, but you could see the looks on their faces and hear their voices. But Hangman couldn’t. For 30 minutes, no one made a sound. It seemed like they knew it was inevitable that Hangman and Kenny Omega would fall apart and lose.
But it wasn’t inevitable. FTR shouldn’t have been #1 contenders and that’s on Hangman. So he’s blaming himself? Well, Omega was right. Matt and Nick Jackson are the best, they should’ve won the gauntlet. Hangman lost two of his best friends, and was stupid enough to think that FTR walking like him, talking like him meant they were like him. He was stupid enough to think all that. Hangman knows he’s full of blood and bones like everyone else, but head to toe, he feels full of poison.
So after the match, Hangman surely saw the replay. Omega looked like he was going to hit Hangman, didn’t, and then stormed past even the Bucks. Where do they all go from here? Hangman and Omega have had problems, but also victories. And despite it all, they were the best tag team. But now it’s about climbing back up and reclaiming them. This will be their toughest test, but they will get through it, too. Is that really possible after Omega driving off Saturday? Or does time heal all wounds, even for The Elite?
No Holds Barred Tag: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Chris Jericho & Jake Hager!
The Bad Boy was used as a pawn in Le Champion’s game with Orange Cassidy. But the Concrete Rose got one over on Rock Hard Hager in the Casino Battle Royal! Now Jersey’s Finest combine their powers to see if they can take the fight to the Inner Circle in a match with no rules but to win!
The teams sort out and Janela starts against Jericho in a furious fist flying restart from last week! Jericho gets Janela in the corner, hammers and CHOPS him, then whips him corner to corner. Janela comes back to LARIAT and then hammer away on Jericho! Janela fires up, the fans fire up with him, but Jericho knees low and decks Janela. Jericho throws more hands, whips Janela, but Janela ducks and dodges to flying forearm! Tag to Kiss and the Jersey boys double whip to double flapjack hotshot! Jericho staggers, Janela and Kiss double bulldog! And double basement dropkick!
Fans fire up as Kiss sucker punches Hager off the apron! Kiss goes back to Jericho, drags him up but Jericho rakes Kiss’ eyes! Jericho talks smack to fans before throwing hands on Kiss. Jericho drags Kiss up to choke him on the ropes! The fans rally as Kiss endures since there’s no disqualifications here. Jericho whips Kiss, Kiss rolls off his back to heel kick him down! Tag to Janela, they each take a corner, but Hager gets in. Double missile dropkicks take the both out! Kiss and Janela pose, then clothesline Hager out! Kiss and Janela pose again, then Kiss goes out to Penalty Kick Hager! Janela DIVES to hit Jericho into railing! Fans fire up more as Janela starts looking for stuff.
Janela puts Jericho in before bringing out a chair! Fans like that as Janela brings the chair in and JAMS Jericho in the ribs. Janela SMACKS Jericho on the back! Jericho gets to a corner, Janela sits the chair up and goes corner to corner, for a step stool! Bad BOy in Motion gets a BACK SUPLEX on the chair! Jericho throws the chair down on Janela and soaks up the heat as we go picture in picture, #InnerCirclevsJanelaKiss.
Jericho paces about while Janela slow gets up. Jericho knees hard and Janela falls over. Jericho has the chair and JAMS it into Janela! Janela ends up in the ropes, tumbles down, and Jericho wedges the chair in a corner. Jericho drags Janela up, whips him in bug t Janela reverses and redirects, only to run into boots! Jericho tags Hager, they mug Janela on the ropes, then Hager DECKS Janela! Hager drags Janela up, ROCKS him with more rights, then brings him around to throw out of the ring HARD! Janela hits the floor, then Hager hits Kiss! Jericho goes after Kiss to whip him into railing just as hard! Hager gets a TABLE!
The Inner Circle set the table up, placing it by the stage and ramp. They go after Janela and Hager lifts, but Janela resists and gets free! Janela RAMS Hager into a post! Janela crawls away, Hager pursues and they’re in the ring as AEW returns to single picture. Hager drags Janela over, tags in Jericho, and Jericho runs corner to corner to BOOT Janela down! Hager talks trash to Janela and pushes him over. Jericho taunts the fans but the fans rally up for Janela. Jericho throws haymakers, Janela throws them back! Jericho knees low, but Janela sends him into the corner chair! Both men are down, the fans rally up, hot tags to Hager and Kiss! Kiss dodges Hager, dropkick flips and enziguris!
Kiss comes back to whip but Hager reverses to run. Kiss boots him, but Kiss goes up for Hager to drag him down! Kiss does the splits, rolls Hager up, TWO! Kiss SUPERKICKS Hager down! Cover, Jericho breaks it fast! Jericho has a trash can but Kiss kicks low! Kiss throws Jericho to the ramp, Hager CLOBBERS Kiss from behind! Hager uses the trash can and sets it on Kiss. Hager goes to the corner for the HAGER BOMB, but Kiss throws the can into him! Janela clotheslines Hager and himself out to the ramp! Janela goes after Jericho with fast hands! Jericho hits low, and whips Janela into the lights!
Jericho drags Janela up, catapults him to Hager for a SPINE BUSTER through the table!! Janela is down in wooden wreckage as the INner Circle fires up! But Kiss LEAPS to crossbody them both on the ramp! Hager staggers up, Kiss clotheslines him and himself into the ring! Kiss drags Jericho in and wedges him in the corner! Kiss handspring back kicks Hager, then handsprings to AXES AND OHS on Jericho! ROLLING ELBOW on Hager!! The fans are fired up with Kiss as he pushes the chair aside! Kiss goes up top, aims at Hager, but Jericho uses the fire extinguisher! Hager URENAGES! Arm and Head Triangle smothers Kiss into a cover, The Inner Circle wins!
Winners: Jake Hager & Chris Jericho, by pinfall
Jericho saved Hager so he could put the #BigHurt on Kiss. Jericho gets a mic and is angry that it didn’t come online fast enough. But then he wants the fans to “give us some love, baby!” The Inner Circle had a terrible night at All Out! Hager, Santana and Ortiz lost the Casino Battle Royal, Sammy Guevara is at home all hurt, and Jericho’s boots still squish from the mimosa! But that’s the past, this is the future. A new page, a new chapter. Jake and Jericho will build up wins in the tag division to impress the suits and get a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championships! Le Champion and the “human brick wall” will make us all bow down! Does FTR have yet another team to worry about in an already powerful tag division?
AEW hears from MJF in his campaign room.
“I should have a belt around my waist right now. And I’m not talking Ferragamo. But Dictator Jon decided that he needed to cheat and use an illegal maneuver, like a coward.” But of course he cheated! You can’t blame a scorpion for stinging you, because it is in their nature. But MJF has found who he can blame. “This campaign!” The campaign was to create change, give hope to the hopeless, and make him champion! But they all BLEW IT! They’re all FIRED! GET OUT! Johnson leaves, and NOW Nina smiles. Well guess what? He’s sick of her crooked teeth and stupid face! GET OUT! Nina cries as she runs away. Gum guy gives him the gum one last time and leaves.
Wardlow speaks up, “But, sir-” OH NOW MJF is “Sir.” Where was that when Wardlow blew it for MJF!? Was MJF “Sir” when he lost the title and Wardlow threw the Dynamite Diamond Ring about as well as he can read?! Wardlow gets mad and MJF laughs as he asks, “Do we have a problem?” The last time they checked, Tony Khan doesn’t sign his checks. MJF does. Anyone else would’ve fired Wardlow, but not MJF. MJF is the only one on this planet that sees his potential that cares about him, and is his “friend.” So get it together, or he and his family are out on the street. So, is there a problem? No…
Good! Because for a second, it seemed like they did. Now, there’s no time for aggression and anger. This is the time to plan how to get on top, where they belong. Will Wardlow stay loyal to the real dictator around here?
AEW returns to hear from Jon Moxley.
“As if I didn’t have enough on my plate on Saturday already, I see out of the corner of my eye on a backstage monitor that Lance Archer was the last man standing. Wins the battle royal and earns himself a title shot.” So Moxley says to himself, “SON OF A B*TCH!” Things aren’t getting any easier, but they’re not supposed to. Nothing worth it is easy, and that includes the world title. You can’t talk your way into it, you can’t campaign for it, and you can’t litigate your way into it. The only way you become AEW World Champion is to crawl through a mile of crap and climb a mountain on the other side. That is why Moxley is THE number one in this sport!
Now, you look at Archer, you can see it all on paper. Moxley might as well go into a wood chipper, right? But what you can see is not enough. It’s what Moxley feels in his heart, in his soul, deep down in his guts! Moxley feels and knows he is unstoppable. You may look at Archer and see a monster, but Moxley sees a man that. But when the time comes and their paths cross with the title on the line, the only question you need to ask is, “Do you really wanna bet against me?” Moxley has beaten big, bad men before, but is he ready for the biggest and the baddest yet?
FTR and Tully Blanchard are in the ring!
The AEW Tag Team Champions and their legendary manager have the rest of the AEW Tag Division around the ring to “celebrate” their win at All Out. Beers are handed out, there are balloons and a cake, and Tully speaks. “Ladies and gentlemen, you have heard a lot of things from a lot of people.” You heard from Moxley, the greatest world champion. If he’s the greatest singles champion, then FTR are the greatest tag team champions in the world! #FearTheRevelation! That is what happened on 9/5/2020! The degree was 117 in the ring, and these two men battled for 30 minutes in it! Hangman Page and Kenny Omega fought hard to try and keep the titles, but at the end, that 31st minute, it was Cash and Dax, and they became THE BEST TAG TEAM IN THE WORLD!
It’s true! AEW has the deepest tag division in the world, and the best! Just look at everyone around the ring! There is talent from top to bottom! No slouches in this division! FTR may be undefeated, but they had to fight for every single one of those wins. Facing SCU’s Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels was a dream match! They grew up watching those two! Imagine if they were in their primes! If this was 20 years ago, who knows who would’ve won that! And then Private Party! What can they say? Not much, actually. But hey! FTR represents THE deepest, most talented tag division in the world. That means FTR are the locker room leaders! They are the #TopGuys in AEW!
And speaking of top guys, Billy Gunn is a tag legend! But don’t think because you are in some random hall of fame that he and his son can hop the line or something. Ain’t gonna happen! Then next week, Jurassic Express get their “once in a lifetime opportunity” in facing the absolute best, you’re welcome. But NOT for the belts! Maybe if they win, maybe they get that chance. But don’t think FTR will ever let “some comedy gimmick, a cosplay Tarzan and a dumbass dinosaur” ever run this division! Ain’t gonna happen! Earn your title shots! The teams they’re insulting are getting up on the apron and in the ring! FTR says this is no time for a fight, this is a celebration!
FTR proposes a toast to themselves, and “the dumbass dinosaur!” Cash throws a bunch of napkins in Luchasaurus’ face!? But they don’t see Jungle Boy on the other corner! JB LEAPS in, but they get clear! Luchasaurus double choke grips, but FTR breaks free and runs for it! Tully regroups with them, but Marko Stunt has the cooler! He and the others dump the ice on the champs! The tag division laugh at their champs and have their cake, but will FTR make them #FeelTheRepercussions?
AEW returns with Taz on commentary.
Taz is here to inform us that Darby Allin is back! Oh wait, it’s Ricky Starks pretending to be him again. “Guys, guys… It finally happened. I got injured! I dislocated my pinkie and I got thumbtacks in my food and now I can’t skateboard with my friends!” Starks says Darby rights it on his jacket, his board and everywhere else, “Darby Allin is Relentless!” Or is he just reckless? There’s a reason why no one wants to tag with Darby to take on Team Taz and why he just sits all alone backstage! There is a reason Darby is sitting at home now, hurt and alone: he’s reckless. Darby doesn’t know what relentless is, but Starks does. Starks is Absolute! And next time Darby shows up, Starks will absolutely and relentlessly beat Darby’s ass!
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Taynara Conti!
The Vicious Vixen is slowly preparing the Native Beast for her return to the AEW Women’s World Championship scene. But the Brazilian Blackbelt is hungry now that she’s officially signed with AEW! Will Tay find a way to win against Nyla 1v1? Or will the patient #1 contender take her time tearing Tay to pieces?
The bell rings, Tay and Nyla rush each other and Tay fires off fast hands! Nyla hits low then powers Tay to a corner! Nyla rams her shoulder in over and over, then TOSSES Tay across the way! Nyla storms over but Tay Eddie Gordo kicks then Question Mark kicks in return! Nyal stays up. Tay gets around and shoves her into buckles, then clubs her on the back! Roll up, TWO! Tay keeps her cool and blocks the kick to drag Nyla down to a kneebar and heel hook! Nyla powers up as Vickie shouts and coaches her. Nyla rakes at Tay’s eyes then stomps her down! Tay staggers up, Nyla runs in and corner splashes! Nyla shoves Tay out of the ring, then Vickie gets a cheap shot!
Nyla goes out to fetch Tay while fans boo. Vickie mocks them that she can’t hear them as Nyla RAMS Tay into railing! AEW goes picture in picture, #CONTIvsROSE.
Nyla drags Tay up and scoops her to her shoulder, but Tay slips out to shove Nyla into railing! Tay then POSTS Nyla and KNEES her into the apron! Tay keeps going, putting Nyla in the ring and hurrying up top. Tay leaps and crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Nyla still has a lot left and Tay grows frustrated. Tay back kicks then BOOTS Nyla down, then stomps away at the ropes! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Tay is further frustrated, but the crowd rallies behind her as she judo throws Nyla down. Tay sits Nyla up, Nyla ducks one kick but not the heel kick! Nyla gets mad as Tay kicks more, but Nyla blocks a kick to reel Tay in for a LARIAT!
Nyla stomps Tay, drags her around and clamps onto the arm. Tay endures as Nyla pulls on the fingers and even BITES them! The ref sees that and reprimands, Nyla stops but Vickie cheers. Nyla drags Tay up to elbow her in the head! Nyla drags Tay up, scoops her and slams her! Then drops the leg! Nyla covers, TWO! Now Nyla grows frustrated as AEW returns to single picture. Vickie cheers Nyla on but the crowd rallies for Tay. Nyla whips Tay to the corner, Tay goes up and boots Nyla back! Tay adjusts, has the wristlcok and springboards to a sunset flip! Nyla stays up, drags Tay back up, for a two hand SLAM!
Fans boo but Nyal choke grips Tay. Tay grabs the arm and tries an armbar takedown but Nyla stays up. Tay has the modified arm triangle, but Vickie shouts at Nyla. Nyla powers around, dead lifts Tay for the BEAST BOMB!! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Vickie gets in to celebrate with her client, shrieking, “EXCUSE MEEE!!” The Vicious Vixens are making a statement! They are not going anywhere! Nyla drags Tay back up but here comes Hikaru Shida! The AEW Women’s World Champion has her kendo stick and holds Vickie and Nyla at bay. Vickie tells Nyla they can wait. Will this rematch happen when Vickie says Nyla is good and ready?
AEW has updates on The Elite.
The Bucks have each been fined $5000 for a total of 10 grand for the superkicks on Alex Marvez. And there is a medical update on Cody Rhodes, to be given as soon as the main event is over, provided there is time remaining.
Jim Ross had a sit down interview with Kenny Omega.
An interesting week for Omega, to say the least. How has he processed everything that happened at All Out? Omega was a champion, now he’s not. What do they expect of him? To crawl into a corner and cry himself to sleep? These things happen. When you’re a professional who’s done this for years at the highest level, you win some, you lose some. Just part of the game. But it seemed like, at parts of the journey to All Out, that Omega and Hangman weren’t united. Then the bell rings, and they’re like a rocket. That’s just it. They had a chemistry. There was something there that held them together, there was a magic. It’s why Omega couldn’t say no. It felt like this is what Omega was meant to do in AEW.
Omega had expectations of being the singles star put upon him. Of being a top champion, the ace of AEW. But he didn’t have a direction until he and Hangman gave it a try. Maybe Omega could be more than just a singles wrestler. He has fans worldwide and earned all his accolades and adulation, and the most important thing, respect. So then, JR respectfully asks, what is next? Do he and Hangman try again? Is that not even on the table anymore? Is Omega going to try for the singles titles? Omega says there is such a deep tag team division, perhaps one of the best in all of wrestling. For Omega and Hangman to get to where they were, it took a lot of self-discovery and digging deep.
The part Omega learned about Hangman is not something he liked. Omega is proud of what they accomplished, proud of their run, but if Hangman wants to try a rematch or even reconcile with the Bucks, he better make other plans. There are things Omega wants to do, is destined to do. He gave time to the team, but now he’s returning to singles action to give fans what they were hoping to see. How will Hangman respond to this decision? Can Omega climb up the ranks this late in the game?
AEW announces huge matches!
On Wednesday, October 14th, AEW celebrates Dynamite turning one year old with a world title match! Jon Moxley defends his title against Lance Archer!
AEW also announces matches for next week! The Parking Lot Brawl Tag is happening between Proud ‘n’ Powerful and Best Friends! FTR will still go through with the non-title tag match against Jurassic Express, and Thunder Rosa returns to AEW to defend her NWA Women’s World Championship against Ivelisse! Will La Sicaria add a belt to her Women’s Tag Cup gold medal? And to continue Jericho’s vow that he and Jake Hager will take over the tag division, they go up against Private Party! And after losing at All Out and patching up that head wound, MJF gets back in the ring! Will he climb back up to be #1 contender with his blood, sweat and tears?
Plus, with Omega apparently not giving Hangman a choice, the Cowboy gets back into singles competition against an old rival. Hangman and Frankie Kazarian finally bring their heated rivalry from ROH into AEW! All this and more, as AEW Dynamite may or may not be on Thursday, 9/17/20. Pay attention very closely to all AEW social media and your cable DVR for details!
AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee w/ The Dark Order VS Dustin Rhodes!
All Out saw The Exalted One and the Natural lead their teams in an 8 Man Tag war, and it would be Dustin’s team winning one for his brother, Cody! Will Dustin continue to avenge his brother by taking back the title Brodie took from them? Or will Mr. Brodie instead demolish the elder Rhodes brother to add to the Nightmare Family’s woes?
AEW returns as the champion makes his entrance. John Silver is there to applaud Mr. Brodie and be ringside for him. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Dustin clobbers Brodie from behind before the bell! Dustin goes after Brodie on the outside with uppercuts and CHOPS! Brodie rams Dustin into barriers and Dustin tumbles into the crowd. Brodie hurries after him with more uppercuts, but Dustin back drops him onto a spare table! Brodie staggers but Dustin rocks him with another uppercut! Dustin bounces Brodie hard off steel steps then claws his back! Brodie uppercuts, Dustin uppercuts and they go around the way. Silver is used as a decoy but Dustin BOOTS him right down!
Dustin pursues Brodie, throws him in the ring and the bell finally sounds! Dustin CHOPS and ROCKS Brodie over and over! Brodie pokes Dustin in the eye then rocks him with uppercuts back. Dustin uppercuts back and Brodie bails out. Dustin hurries out, Brodie throws the timekeeper’s table at him but Dustin deflects that mess. They go after each other, Brodie ROCKS Dustin with another uppercut. Brodie throws Dustin in, drags Dustin up and has him in the corner for a CHOP! Brodie pie faces and CHOPS Dustin again, but Dustin turns it around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Dustin throws haymakers, climbs up top and rains down rights. Dustin gets all ten, then goes past that to 20!
Dustin lets off to CHOP Brodie again! Brodie goes to another corner, Dustin ROCKS him with an uppercut! Brodie swats him in the face then bumps him off buckles! The ref reprimands but Brodie CHOPS and ROCKS Dustin again. Brodie brings Dustin around, Dustin throws body shots then runs, but Brodie splashes him at the ropes! Brodie has the legs, for a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Dustin flops out of the ring and Brodie smiles as AEW goes picture in picture, #DOvsNF.
Brodie tidies up his hair and goes out to throws forearms and uppercuts. Brodie CHOPS Dustin, Dustin staggers around the way but falls over railings! Brodie slams the railings down on Dustin! Brodie goes back to the ring to hold up the TNT Championship like he’s already won. Dustin manages to get up and stagger back into the ring, so Brodie goes after him with a chinlock. Brodie grinds Dustin down, Dustin endures and powers up as the fans continue to rally. Dustin fights up, fights back, and is free! Dustin runs, but into a back elbow! Brodie double guns and Silver applauds, then grinds his boot into Dustin’s head. The ref counts, Brodie stops and drags Dustin up.
Brodie puts Dustin back in a corner for more CHOPS! Dustin staggers to another corner, Brodie is on him to CHOP again! Dustin goes to ropes but Brodie whips as AEW returns to single picture. Dustin dodges, ducks and leaping lariats! Dustin rallies with more, then whips Brodie. Brodie reverses, but Dustin says, “Not today!” Rhodes Uppercut! Dustin runs, to BULLDOG Brodie! Brodie staggers to a corner, Dustin hurries after and whips him corner to corner. Brodie reverses, Dustin gets him for a SPINNING POWERSLAM! The fans fire up with Dustin as he drags Brodie back up. Dustin reels Brodie in but Brodie back drops him away!
Dustin gets to a corner, Brodie runs in, but Dustin boots! Dustin hops up, leaps and HURICANRANAS! Dustin keeps moving but gets thrown into buckles! Dustin kicks back to hit the DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!! Brodie survives but “This is Awesome!” as Dustin has him down! Dustin and Brodie catch their breath as the standing count climbs. Dustin stands first, brings Brodie up but Brodie ROCKS him with an uppercut. Brodie lifts, Dustin slips off the bomb to dragon sleeper! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!! Brodie survives Dustin’s take on Cody’s finisher! Dustin keeps his focus, gets back up and has Brodie in a corner. Dustin puts Brodie’s leg on the ropes, but Brodie shoves him away and SUPERKICKS him back!
Brodie drags Dustin in, lifts, and BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Dustin still lives and Brodie is frustrated. Dustin sits up while Brodie thinks what he has to do to stop him. Dustin gets to a corner, Brodie runs in corner to corner, but Dustin dodges the boot! Brodie tumbles out and to the floor, Dustin aims at him from the apron. Dustin runs to CANNONBALL! Direct hit and Dustin is fired up with the thunderous crowd! Dustin puts Brodie in, has him in a corner and sets up the legs. Silver gets up on the apron, the ref is distracted and that allows Dustin to hit the UNNATURAL KICK! Brodie just got hit in his Exalted One! Silver leaps at Dustin but into an atomic drop!
Dustin shoves and POWERSLAMS Silver! Brodie spins but Dustin kicks him first! Dustin tries to lift Brodie, gets him again, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Brodie saves himself and Dustin can’t believe it! Both men are down, the standing count begins and both men slowly rise. The fans rally up, Brodie and Dustin go forehead to forehead. They stand, Dustin throws hands but Brodie gives them back. Dustin hits back, Brodie CHOPS, Dustin CHOPS! Brodie uppercuts, Dustin BOOTS! Brodie rebounds to BOOT, Dustin spins to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Dustin isn’t sure what he has to do, but the fans are still with him!
Dustin drags Brodie up, throws haymakers, but runs into a scoop! Dustin slips out of it, boots back, but Brodie rebounds to SUPERKICK! Dustin rebounds into another SUPERKICK! And then into the DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, Brodie wins!!
Winner: Brodie Lee, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
With four minutes to spare! The Dark Order comes out to celebrate, and have QT Marshall, too! They slam QT in, and Colt Cabana goes over to congratulate Brodie. But Brodie is furious and he shoves Cabana. Brodie is still that upset with Cabana over the All Out loss? Evil Uno tries to get Cabana not to take it personally, and the rest of the Dark Order celebrates with Mr. Brodie. They drag Dustin up for Brodie, and he LOW BLOWS Dustin! The Dark Order applaud but the fans boo. Brodie mockingly tells Cody to “come home.” Will the American Nightmare
AEW has that BREAKING NEWS report!
Cody Rhodes wants to say “go big or go home.” But he is injured, so he should go home, right? Or maybe not? Maybe we just do something bigger. That is what they’re about to do. They’re about to do something never seen before on television. They’ve created their own quarantine bubble in Georgia to shoot “the most extreme, most fearless, one of a kind talent show ever. And it all happens here.” Cody introduces the world to The Go Big Show, and it’s host, Bert Kreischer!
Burt thanks Cody and explains that The Go Big Show is a competition series like no other! There is no singing or dancing, “just action packed, death defying feats of strength and talent.” And this crowd of tailgaters is more than ready to see it all! Every week, real Americans compete to blow your mind with over-the-top acts. They take big risks but get big rewards, because the winner will earn $100,000!! The judges are Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Snoop Dogg, and Cody himself! The only rule: go big, or go home. Coming soon to TBS!
Well, weird announcement at the very end aside, this was a great episode! I liked the opening segment where MJF and Jericho arrive, both think their match was the buzz of the wrestling fandom, and thought the other was the bigger jerk. I am glad MJF did as I expected, completely scrapping his campaign team and adding to the tension between him and Wardlow. There has to be a point where Wardlow clobbers MJF and goes on his own. Archer and Moxley had good promos to hype up their coming title match, and I like that they’re putting this for the Anniversary Show in October. The Anniversary Show needs to be big, is going to be big, and that is a big start to the card.
AEW definitely does have the deepest 2v2 tag division of wrestling in the world, so it isn’t really boasting for that from the FTR celebration segment. Kingston keeping the Lucha Brothers together is great character work, and I like that he just throws out there that he didn’t actually get eliminated. I did not notice if he came out through a bottom or middle rope, but who knows, it could come up on the road to the Anniversary Show. Jurassic Express and Lucha Brothers have an incredible opener, and I am really surprised to see Jurassic Express wins. They are definitely fan favorites so it’s great to see them getting a match with FTR next week. I feel like FTR might end up having to win with dirty tactics like Tully or even Shawn Spears helping out to further establish this stable Tully has created.
But on the note of the very competitive tag division, do we really need another team? Jericho and Hager had a really good No Holds Barred Tag with Kiss and Janela, but shouldn’t Santana and Ortiz be the Inner Circle’s main tag team? I get PNP VS Best Friends is the story, and that their Parking Lot Brawl Tag is going to be great stuff, but then shouldn’t that mean the winners of that move up? Omega and Hangman are officially broken up and going back to singles wrestling, which could and should totally lead to them eventually facing each other for a shot at a title, but we don’t need to throw in a new team of singles guys to make up for that. I’ve always liked Jericho, but I feel like part of MJF saying Jericho will one day get the world title back should’ve meant Jericho stays in the singles division.
The Bucks kicking Marvez was actually a great segment to me. Their edge is only getting meaner, and I’m pretty sure the fines will only make things worse. Kip Sabian’s Best Man segment was hilarious, but I feel like they used the same pun twice. “You’re the best!” and “You’re the best, man!” were basically the same joke so just doing it once with Pillman would’ve been fine. But holy machka, Batman, MIRO is in AEW! Shots were fired on WWE, but in Miro’s case, he has every right to be upset with WWE and Vince. Miro and Kip are going to be great as buddies, who knows how that wedding segment goes now. Maybe it’ll be part of the Anniversary Show to make it feel bigger.
Starks had another hilarious Darby parody, and I like that he made a point of Darby not having friends to tag with (outside of Moxley that one time). I wonder if someone new or yet to be utilized actually does join Darby against Team Taz, that’d be cool. Matt Sydal was at All Out, and if his recovery from that botched Shooting Star is any indication, maybe he’s willing to be reckless and relentless with Darby. Matt Hardy had a great promo to let us know he is totally okay now, and I hope he gets to come back in time for that Anniversary Show. Cassidy VS Angelico was a good match but clearly more a set-up for the announcement of the Parking Lot Brawl. If Hager and Jericho are going to be a new team, guess Blood & Guts blow-off is off the table for right now, which is a shame but plans change all the time.
I like the big stuff for next week’s Thursday-for-now Dynamite, with the NWA-AEW crossover continuing as Thunder Rosa defends her title. Rosa VS Ivelisse is going to be a great match, but much like Shida defending her title at All Out, Rosa surely retains her title so she rebounds. Nyla VS Conti was a great showing for Conti, but of course Vickie gets involved at some point, and naturally Nyla wins in the end. Shida making the save is great and teases that their rematch could be coming for the Anniversary Show. I feel like Tay should also bring this up to Anna Jay. They were tag partners, Jay handed Tay the Dark Order folder, so Tay should be upset Jay didn’t do something to help her.
Then the main event, Dustin and Brodie had a really good match, very gritty with them slugging it out and showing their big man speed. I was a bit confused as to why it was only Silver out there with Brodie, but with Silver nearly costing Brodie and then the rest of the Dark Order hurrying out after, I got it. Brodie is upset with Cabana still in his continuing Vince parody, holding a grudge against someone who doesn’t do what he says and all that. I’m again curious as to Uno being there for Cabana when no one else is, but Brodie retains so that Cody, when he’s back from filming The Go-Big Show, will want his own payback, probably for the Anniversary Show or even Full Gear.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (8/12/22)
Rampage by the Lake!
It’s a packed Friday night for Minneapolis!
From the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships to a preview of the AEW World Trios Championship tournament, Rampage is jampacked!
- AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Dante Martin & Skye Blue; Sammy & Tay win and retain the titles.
- Parker Boudreaux w/ The Trustbusters VS Sonny Kiss; Boudreaux wins.
- Beardhausen VS Gunn Club; Gunn Club wins.
- Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Ari Daivari w/ The Trustbusters; Cassidy wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
The American Dragon is back and Minneapolis is fired up to see him! Bryan goes to the ring and Tony Schiavone is there waiting for him to say we can all tell Bryan is here with purpose. So first, there is speculation that after the loss to Daniel Garcia, Bryan is not 100%. Second, Garcia has said he is the “Dragonslayer,” and he will not only defeat Bryan but end his career. Bryan takes the mic to say, “To be honest, I’ve been wrestling almost 23 years, I don’t know if I will ever be 100%. But I don’t need to be 100%, I need to live 100%! And there is nothing that makes me feel more alive than being in this ring!”
Fans cheer that and Bryan continues to say, “I will never willfully stop wrestling. Daniel Garcia said if I get in the ring with him, he’ll slay the dragon, end my career. Do you know what? Someone is gonna have to damn end my career because I am not going to end this ring on my own. But my career will not end this Wednesday!” But then Garcia is on stage and telling Bryan to “hold up, hold up, hold up. Bryan, it’s no secret that Bryan Danielson is my hero! You’re my hero, Bryan! But it sounds like to me that my hero is prepared to lose. It sounds like to me that my hero is coming up with excuses.” Fans boo that as Garcia gets in the ring.
Garcia says that he isn’t sure how many times he can put up with this! Bryan retires, then comes back, then retires again, then comes back again. Bryan can’t keep putting Garcia through this, it hurts Garcia. Garcia says when Bryan hurts Garcia, Garcia wants to hurt Bryan back. And when you step in the ring with Garcia again, Garcia will hurt him so bad, that he ends Bryan’s career for good! And then he won’t just be the Dragonslayer, he’ll be the Greatest Technical Sports Entertainer on the Planet.
Fans boo and Bryan responds with, “I’m okay with people saying they’re gonna end my career. Ever since I came to AEW, I’ve been talking about violence. I love violence, and violence begets violence. But do you know what really pisses me off? It’s that sports entertainment BS!” Fans cheer for that! Bryan knows what Chris Jericho’s been shoving down Garcia’s throat, and it IS that sports entertainment crap! Do you all know that this kid, Daniel Garcia, was one of the first names Bryan mentioned when talking about starting the Blackpool Combat Club? And why? Because Bryan saw Garcia at 21 years old go 60 MINUTES in front of 250 people, showing them the best wrestling Bryan’s seen in a young talent in YEARS!
So let Bryan ask Garcia, and he wants Garcia to think about it all the way to Wednesday, when Bryan’s stomping Garcia’s face in! “Do you wanna be the Best Technical Sports Entertainer on the Planet? Or, or… Look at me when I talk to you!” Bryan even grabs Garcia’s face to keep him looking forward! “If I was your hero, do you want to be the Best Technical Wrestler in the world? And I’ll leave that up to you.” Bryan drops the mic and leaves Garcia to mull that over. What path will Garcia choose while his career is still young?
AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Dante Martin & Skye Blue!
Another young protégé of Chris Jericho, and his blushing new bride, are back in action! And for the first time in AEW, they defend the belts that signify their bond! But will the Spanish God and his Brazilian Goddess celebrate a title win on top of their marriage? Or will Angel Dorado & Cielo Azul prove that for once, love doesn’t conquer all?
The introductions are made, the matching red ‘n’ blue belts are raised, and we see if the hometown hero of Minneapolis and the girl next door can win the big one!
The teams sort out, and Skye insists that it’s ladies first. Tay and Sammy kiss for luck, but Dante tells Sammy to leave that stuff backstage. Sammy shoves Dante down! So Skye fires off on Tay! And Dante TACKLES Sammy! The fans fire up as the scraps continue, and the ladies spill out of the ring! Dante TACKLES Sammy again, so it seems the gentlemen are starting instead! Tay RAMS Skye into the railing, Sammy shoves Dante again but Dante trips Sammy up! Dante rains down more forearms while fans fire up for the 612! Sammy gets up and KNEES Dante, then soaks up the heat. Sammy CHOPS Dante against ropes, then whips him to ropes.
Dante reverses, knees and CHOPS Sammy in return, then ROCKS and CHOPS him again. Dante whips Sammy to ropes, Tay catches Sammy to stop him then tags in. Skye is to come in automatically, but she tags to climb up and CROSSBODY! Skye then gets around but Tay throws her off with the judo hip toss. Skye shoves Tay so Tay SLAPS Skye! Skye smirks and SLAPS back! And then fires off fast hands! Fans fire up but Tay trips Skye! Tay steps through, rolls and uses the leg lock to THROW Skye! Tay steps over into a modified STF, and she chinbars Skye into an almost Bow ‘n’ Arrow style stretch! Skye endures, scoots but Tay makes it a cover, ONE!
Skye has a cover, ONE! Skye ROCKS Tay, whips her to ropes, and fans rally. Tay holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! And SHINING WIZARDS again! Tay shoves Skye, Skye dodges and mule kicks a leg! Tay blocks the superkick but now the DRAGON WHIP! Fans fire up and Skye runs, but Sammy swipes at her! The ref reprimands, but Tay BOOTS Skye down! Fans boo SamTay while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Tay stomps Skye, covers her, TWO! Tay is frustrated and she talks trash on Dante. Tay stalks Skye to ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Tay lets off at 4, and then she drags Skye up to whip her into a DROP SAYANAGI! And then another! And another, but Skye blocks to a cradle! TWO, and Tay ROCKS Skye! Tay kicks Skye around, drags her up, and she kisses Sammy. That’s not a tag so Tay CLUBS away on Skye. Tay cravats to throw knee after knee into Skye, and then whips her into a neutral corner. Tay runs in and BOOTS Skye! Tay runs in again but Skye dodges the boot to roll Tay up, with a bridge, TWO!!
Rampage returns to single picture and Tay grabs a leg, but Skye ENZIGURIS Tay down! Fans fire up as Skye crawls, hot tag to Dante! That brings Sammy in, but Dante fakes him out into a TACKLE! Dante rains down fists, Sammy shoves him away but Dante rallies with forearm smashes! Dante then ducks a haymaker to DROPKICK Sammy out! Minneapolis fires up and Dante takes aim. Tay runs in but Dante goes up and over her! Dante DIVES and takes out Sammy! Fans fire up as Dante puts Sammy in fast. Dante slides in but Tay anchors a foot! The ref reprimands, Dante drags Tay into the ring with that foot, and Sammy grabs Dante!
Sammy clinches but Dante breaks free. Dante kicks, Sammy blocks and flips Dante, over Tay! Dante then uses Tay as a step to hit a DESTROYER on Sammy!! Sammy flops down, Dante covers, TWO!! Sammy survives and Dante can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” and Dante drags Sammy up. Sammy KNEES Dante back, torture racks, but Dante slips off! Skye tags in, Dante gets Sammy in a half nelson! Sammy elbows free, Tay tilt-o-whirl DDTs Dante! But Skye FLYING RANAS Sammy! The ladies cleared the ring, Tay SUPERKICKS and hooks Skye, TAY K O!! Cover, SamTay win!
Winners: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo, by pinfall (still AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champions)
There was a lot of fire in the hearts of Dante & Skye, but not enough to burn down Sammy & Tay. Will Mr. & Mrs. Champion continue to reign on everyone’s parade?
The Lucha Brothers speak.
Rey Fenix says, “After a long road, the Lucha Brothers are coming back for gold.” Penta, with Alex Abrahantes translating, tells Andrade and the world, “This hasn’t finished. But next week, the All-Atlantic Champion returns, and Death Triangle will be reunited and will fight for the Trios Championships.” The Bastard, Pac, is returning from his European tour, will he, Penta & Fenix be ready for The United Empire’s Aussie Open and Will Ospreay in the opening round?
Parker Boudreaux w/ The Trustbusters VS Sonny Kiss!
Ari Daivari recruited this brutal blue chipper to the group, knowing this would be a very wise investment. Will Parker pay off right away? Or will the Concrete Rose prove not to judge a book by its cover?
The bell rings and Parker CLOBBERS Kiss! Kiss flounders, Parker drags him up with a facelock and CLUBS away on the corner! Parker lets off as the ref counts and runs in, but Kiss dodges the splash! Kiss ROCKS Parker, then runs to handspring and SLAP! And uppercut! But Parker grabs Kiss by the neck, for a CHOKE SLAM! Parker snarls and drags Kiss up to a back suplex SLAM!! Cover, Parker wins!
Winner: Parker Boudreaux, by pinfall
Slim J is pumped for Parker but Parker just looks hungry for more. Will the Trustbusters eat well when the Trios Championship begins?
La Faccion Ingobernable meets with the former Andrade Family Office.
Andrade formally introduces Rush to Butcher, Blade and Private Party. Rush doesn’t like Private Party. But Andrade says it’s fine! The LFI will win those Trios Championships, unlike Private Party against Keith Lee. Jose even adds that was embarrassing. Isiah Kassidy tells Jose to shut up, and he tells El Idolo that people like him have been sleeping on Private Party for a very long time. But that’s fine, because it all changes. Private Party will wake Andrade up. Well good, maybe Private Party can get this group those world tag titles. Upper management leaves, will Kassidy & Quen redeem themselves in the eyes of the ungovernables?
Beardhausen VS Gunn Club!
Erick Redbeard returns to AEW alongside the Very Nice, Very Evil Danhausen to teach these Ass Boys something! Not quite sure what, but will Danhausen & Erick put a curse on the Gunn Club? Or can Austin & Colten redeem themselves after losing in the Dumpster Match?
The teams sort out and Erick starts against Colten. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS! ASS~ BOYS!” Colten shrugs that off to tie up with Erick, and Erick shoves Colten down! Fans fire up but Austin tags in. Austin steps to Erick now, but then decides not. Psych! Austin rushes in, but Erick runs him over! The boys bail out and regroup and Billy asks what the hecc! Billy tells Austin to get in there, but then Danhausen tags in! Fans fire up as Danhausen flexes on Austin. He powers up and… CURSES Austin! But Austin DECKS Danhausen! So no hex? Austin bumps Danhausen off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Austin tags Colten, Colten bumps Danhausen off more buckles then stomps away. Colten whips corner to corner, runs in, but Danhausen boots him away! Danhausen goes up, reels Colten in, and puts him in the ROPE BUTTERFLY! Austin protests but that only means Colten suffers longer! The ref counts, Danhausen lets go at 4, and then he slingshots up to the top! But while the ref is checking on Colten, Austin sucker punches Danhausen! Colten then DROPKICKS Danhausen down! Colten soaks up the heat, drags Danhausen up and brings him around to bump off buckles. Colten stomps Danhausen, the ref counts, and he lets off at 4.
Colten taunts Erick but then backs off as Erick steps in. Colten bumps Danhausen off buckles, tags Austin in, but Danhausen fights back! He fires off haymakers on Austin, but Austin kicks low! Austin ROCKS Danhausen, taunts the fans, and Billy taunts Danhausen with an Orange Cassidy thumbs up. Austin drags Danhausen up to stomp away in the corner, then lets off as the ref counts. The ref reprimands Austin but misses Colten CHOKING Danhausen! Colten CLUBS Danhausen then tells fans they saw nothing! Austin stomps Danhausen, drags him up, and brings him around as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Austin has Danhausen in a headlock. Fans rally up and Danhausen slips away! Austin rushes after him but Danhausen slips under! And then under again, hot tag to Erick! Redbeard rallies on the Gunn Clubs, BOOT for Austin, DROPKICK for Colten! Then a SPLASH and TOSS for Colten, then he runs at Austin, Austin BOOTS Erick, but Erick TOSSES Austin out onto Colten! Erick goes out now and runs in to CROSSBODY both Ass Boys! Fans fire up as Erick puts Austin in and fans rally up for the slingshot senton! Shoutout to Brodie Lee! Then a HEEL KICK! Cover, Colten breaks it!
Fans boo as Colten hammers away on Erick! Colten rags Erick up, Austin joins in, but Erick fights the double suplex to DOUBLE SUPLEX Gunn Club! Fans are thunderous, and Danhausen wants back in! Tag and Danhausen is in! Erick drags Austin up for him, Danhausen hooks Austin up, and Erick runs! But Colten distracts the ref and Billy dumps Erick out! Fans boo and Austin turns things around into a FAMOUSER! Cover, Gunn Club wins!!
Winners: Gunn Club, by pinfall
Big assist from Daddy Ass, and yet Billy gets the mic to say, “Oh my God, are you kidding me? Really, that’s what you’re giving us? No wonder they call you Ass Boys, and no wonder I miss The Acclaimed.” Ouch… Billy means that the guys need to toughen up a bit. A lot of bit! They sure ain’t doing what he’s taught them, that’s a fact! But that’s okay, on Dynamite, they’ve got another match to prove themselves with. But who is it? Billy doesn’t say, will Austin & Colten just have to tough it out? Wait, Stokely Hathaway is in the crowd, offering his business card again. Austin & Colten don’t accept, and they follow after Billy.
Backstage interview with Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland.
Lexi Nair is with the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Swerve in Our Glory. Earlier, Andrade made it clear that he wants Private Party to go after the titles. Now, Keith Lee has history with them, but what makes the tag title match different? Keith chuckles and says, “Listen. I got here, Mr. Kassidy was a challenger, and I dismantled him. His friend, Quen, jumps in, I dismantle him. I don’t know if this makes sense, but if you didn’t have a chance against me, what makes you think you have a chance against us? Please, do the math.”
Swerve admits math wasn’t his best subject, when it came to counting money! But um, he added up Private Party’s losses, subtracted their wins, and carried the one, and the still don’t add up to a top five ranking team! So they will allow Private Party to be grace the champs with their presence, since no ranked team wants to, and they can #SwerveInOurGlory. Whose house? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Will Quen & Kassidy take advantage of this gracious opportunity? Or will they be of further disappointment to El Idolo.
HOOK is here!
Minneapolis fires up for the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil of a NEW FTW Champion! Hook goes to the ring, Schiavone is there, and Schiavone says there is no question that one of the most incredible debuts in AEW culminated with Hook becoming FTW Champion. As we understand it, this title is always in open challenge. Is that right, Hook? “Yup.” Okay. We’ve followed Hook’s career, short as it is still, and it has been tremendous. But wait! Out walks Zack Clayton! He introduces himself as “The Reality,” and he knows some recognize him from his reality TV superstardom in the great state of New Jersey!
Clayton tells Hook that he will take that FTW Championship from him, “you little wannabe tough guy New Yorker!” And Clayton will bring it to God’s Country, New Jersey, where it belongs! Hook nods and wave Clayton to bring it, but Clayton says no, he just got new boots made, they’re not ready it. And plus, being a Jersey guy, he does things on his terms. So how about we do this on next week’s Rampage? Hook holds up the belt to say sure thing! The match is made, will The Reality be the one getting a reality check against the Son of Taz?
Mark Henry speaks with tonight’s main eventers!
The World’s Strongest Man says Ari Daivari offered Orange Cassidy a spot in the Trustbusters, but what is it that Daivari sees in him? “Mark, Orange Cassidy is easily, hands down, one of the most talented professional wresters on the AEW roster. And now that my trust has officially kicked in, I am investing my hard earned money into the best talent around.” Look what he’s already down for Slim J and Parker Boudreaux! And Orange doesn’t wanna join that? He still wants to hang out with “those stupid goofs?” Hey, you don’t wanna join in, fine! They’ll do the next best thing, and Daivari will beat Orange’s ass in this old dump of a hometown, Minneapolis!
Wow. Well, uh, looks like there’s been enough talk. Orange, no, that’s Mark’s line. Oh. Well, it is true, though. It’s time for the main event! Will Cassidy give Quake by the Lake a Freshly Squeezed main event? Or will Daivari Dinero make that money?
Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Ari Daivari w/ The Trustbusters!
The bell rings and fans rally for “Freshly Squeezed!” as he gives Best Friends his jacket and tie-dye shirt. Cassidy lifts up his hands but Daivari has him wait before putting them in his pockets. Daivari gets a mic and says, “I’m gonna give you one last chance to join the Trustbusters. All you have to do is lay down and let me pin you, then the four of us can get out of this sh*tty town.” Fans boo and Cassidy… nods?! Cassidy lies down and Daivari says he knew Cassidy was smarter than that. Cassidy is ready, Daivari takes a moment to decide what angle he’s coming in from, but then Cassidy rolls away!
Fans laugh and Cassidy tells Daivari to hurry up. Daivari goes to cover again but Cassidy rolls away again! Daivari is annoyed, he storms up but Cassidy rolls out of the ring. And then puts his hands up, to… Nope, Cassidy has to get in the ring as Daivari rushes out! Cassidy then rolls all the way to the far side and gets a GROUP HUG from Best Friends! Got to give the people what they want! But then Boudreaux and Slim J flank them! Chuck & Trent step to them, Daivari rushes out after Cassidy! Daivari puts Cassidy in but things speed up! Cassidy ducks, waistlocks, Daivari switches but Cassidy switches back.
Daivari switches again and he SLAMS Cassidy down! Cassidy fights up, pries at the hold, goes for a leg, but then just puts his hands up. And he slips his hands inside the waistlock to put them in his pockets! Cassidy uses that to break free! And kangaroo kicks! Things speed up, Cassidy hurdles and SHOTGUNS Daivari down! Fans fire up as Cassidy kips up, and then he blocks Daivari’s kick! It was headed a little low and Daivari apologizes, but Cassidy shoves Daivari to a corner. Daivari goes up and out, Cassidy rushes in but into a shoulder! And then a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Daivari grins and hugs it out with his team, NOT what the people want.
Daivari takes his time returning and Rampage goes picture in picture. Daivari drags Cassidy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Cassidy bounces off buckles. Daivari soaks up the heat from the fans and he stands Cassidy up. Daivari CHOPS Cassidy in the corner, follows him along the way to another corner, and then drags him up to whip corner to corner hard! Cassidy bounces off buckles again, and Daivari drags him back up. Daivari puts Cassidy in the ropes, CHOKES him, but lets off at 4. Slim J chokes Cassidy behind the ref’s back! Best Friends protest but the ref misses it all. Trent storms over but Slim J has Parker backing him up.
Daivari stomps Cassidy, then drags him up to turn him for a Neckbreaker Rack! Cassidy endures the stretch, pries at the hold, and fans rally up as Cassidy turns things back around! Daivari fights the backslide, but Cassidy fights it back. They struggle for control, Daivari swings Cassidy out for a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Daivari is annoyed, he slaps Cassidy around, and then drags him up to TOSS out of the ring! The ref watches Slim J and Parker, and Best Friends storm over to back them off. Daivari goes out to fetch Cassidy, and RAMS him into the apron! Daivari RAMS Cassidy into railing and soaks up the heat from the front row.
Daivari puts Cassidy in the ring, talks trash on Trent, then clamps onto Cassidy with a chinlock. Cassidy endures, pries at the hold, and fans rally as he works on the grip! Rampage returns to single picture as Cassidy has the hold open. Cassidy turns things around but Daivari turns them right back and shoves Cassidy to ropes! Daivari catches Cassidy to a SLEEPER, but Cassidy flails and reaches out! Cassidy is fading, and is turning red, but he gets the ROPEBREAK! Daivari SLAPS the arms off the ropes and puts the SLEEPER on again! Fans rally as Cassidy endures again, but the ref checks. The arm drops once! And then it drops twice!
But Cassidy gets his second wind, puts both hands up, and then puts them in his pockets! Cassidy RAMS Daivari into buckles, gets free and dodges a lariat, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide on the return! Fans rally up again as both men stir. A standing count starts and climbs, the Trustbusters and Best Friends coach their guys up. Cassidy gets to a corner and drags himself up while Daivari stands. Daivari runs in but only gets buckles! Cassidy runs in but gets put on the apron! Cassidy blocks a punch to bump Daivari and then climbs. Daivari CHOPS Cassidy, then CHPOS again! Daivari hurries to set Cassidy up, but Cassidy boots Daivari away!
Cassidy adjusts now, but Daivari CHOPS him again! Daivari climbs up after Cassidy but Cassidy resists. Daivari CLUBS away on Cassidy, but Cassidy SHOVES Daivari down! Cassidy leaps, CROSSBODY! Cassidy keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but no DDT! Daivari whips, Cassidy goes up but Daivari KICKS him out of the air! But Cassidy dodges again, only for Daivari to dodge and RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers up, Daivari reels him in, but Cassidy suplexes first! Fans fire up as Cassidy gets to a corner. The standing count returns but fans rally for “Freshly Squeezed!”
Cassidy is up first, he gives those “devastating” kicks to Daivari, but dodges a superkick to SUPERKICK back! Cassidy prepares the arm, runs in, but Daivari turns Orange Punch into URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Daivari is furious but he drags Cassidy up. Daivari says Cassidy should’ve accepted the offer. Daivari hammerlocks the arm, but Cassidy arm-drags him away! Cassidy tilt-o-whirls and DDTs! Fans fire up and Cassidy goes up top, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover TWO!! Daivari survives two DDTs in a row but the armband comes off! Cassidy is fired up, Slim J gets on the apron! Chuck trips him up! Parker grabs Chuck and Trent!
Cassidy DIVES to take Parker out! Cassidy hurries back up but Daivari trips him up! Daivari crosses the arms, ICONOCLASM!! Cover, TWO!! Daivari is furious but he slashes his throat! He vows to end this with the hammerlock and LION- NO, Cassidy ducks then rolls Daivari up. ONE as Daivari rolls through, Cassidy ducks the superkick to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
Cassidy refused to sell out Slim J CLOBBERS Cassidy! But Best Friends TOSS Slim J out Only to turn around and get CLOBBERED by Parker! Parker SPLASHES Chuck in one corner, then SPLASHES Trent in the other, and roars! Fans boo but Orange is back up! And Sonny Kiss rushes out there! Kiss did just lose to Parker, so- Kiss LOW BLOWS Cassidy!?!? And then Parker gives Orange the SLAM!! Did Kiss just sell out to the Trustbusters!? Did that happen between now and that match earlier? Or was it all part of the plan?
A great episode to close out the first Quake by the Lake event, with some surprising developments here. While Parker Boudreaux didn’t really change his moveset up from when he was Harland in NXT, he of course wins here tonight in a squash. Then we got an awesome main event out of Cassidy VS Daivari, even with Best Friends and the Trustbusters ringside. I was a touch surprised Cassidy won, but then that brawl at the end with Kiss swerving and turning Heel was a great way for Trustbusters to stand tall here. The go-home math is now a wash, but I would think Best Friends win to advance in the trios tournament.
Speaking of that tournament, great promo from the LFI and extended faction, as well as from Keith & Swerve. A title match between Keith & Swerve VS Private Party is going to be awesome, but I would think the champions retain the titles. Private Party going after LFI would be great to turn Private Party Face. Good promo from Lucha Bros to hype up their Trios Championship tournament match, and I would think Death Triangle beats The United Empire, pinning one of Aussie Open. And their promo implies that no matter who the third man is for the Young Bucks, LFI advances. AKA it’ll be Brandon Cutler because the Bucks have no one else, and he takes the pin.
Really fun match from Gunn Club and Beardhausen, but rather surprising that Gunn Club won. Billy is really ripping into his own sons, I have a feeling he just pushes them into joining Stokely’s stable. Stokely’s got Ethan Page, he’s got Lee Moriarty, he needs a tag team before can start taking over AEW properly, and it could be Gunn Club. Great promo segment from Hook and Zack Clayton, and this is a great opportunity for Clayton to move up in the world. The Mixed Tag Championship match was a great opening match, and while Dante & Skye looked great, I figured SamTay would win to retain.
And we got a great promo from Bryan and Garcia to open the whole show, and I am so happy Bryan is taking this story the way I was hoping. Daniel Garcia is definitely more a BCC guy than a JAS guy, so I hope the best two outta three falls match starts getting Garcia to consider his position in the feud. There’s a lot that Garcia can bring into the BCC, from both a moment of dysfunction since he battled Yuta for the ROH Pure Championship and was insufferable to the other BCC members, to more fire in the faction because they can get even more titles now. I can’t wait to see where this goes next.
My Score: 8.7/10
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
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