Another MASSIVE Dark going into the homestretch!
It’s still Dark after Halloween and on the way to Full Gear! Will Darby Allin build momentum towards his AEW TNT Championship with Cody Rhodes?
- Darby Allin VS BSHP King; Darby wins.
- Red Velvet & Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Elayna Black & Leyla Hirsch; Velvet & Brandi win.
- Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight & KC Navarro; Jurassic Express win(s).
- Frankie Kazarian VS Ryzin; Kazarian wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Dave Dutra; Starks wins.
- Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr VS Sean Maluta & Alex Chamberlain; Garrison & Pillman Jr win.
- Aaron Solow & Angel Fashion VS Max Caster & Anthony Bowens; Caster & Bowens win.
- Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS VSK; Angels wins.
- The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Jersey Muscle; The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Will Hobbs VS D3; Hobbs wins.
- The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Cezar Bononi & Fuego del Sol; The Dark Order wins.
- KiLynn King VS Lei’D Tapa; King wins.
- Chaos Project VS Private Party; Private Party wins.
- Sammy Guevara VS Lee Johnson; Guevara wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin VS BSHP King!
The #Relentless daredevil underdog is getting a rematch with the American Nightmare at Full Gear, and it is for the AEW TNT Championship! But will he get through the #Notorious King on his way to facing “The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?”
The bell rings and Darby circles with King. They tie up, Darby headlocks but holds on as King tries to power out. Darby uses a clinch but King lifts. Darby thrashes to keep King down, but King powers up to put Darby on the apron. Darby lets go and King pushes him off the apron. Darby lands on his feet but he doesn’t like the attitude. King dares Darby to do something about it but Darby paces. Darby gets on the apron, ducks King’s clothesline but not the elbow! King grabs Darby, Darby shoulders in then slingshots up and over to run and dropkick back! King bails out, fans cheer and now Darby eggs King on. King stays back, goes around the way but Darby swipes at him. Darby then runs and DIVES! Direct hit and King is sent into railing!
Darby puts King in, stalks up behind him and chop blocks a leg! Darby rolls and runs but into a BIG right hand! King grins as he gets up and drags Darby to a wrench. King rams his shoulder into Darby and knocks him over! Darby gets to a corner but King stomps and smears the face paint. King CLUBS Darby, Darby gets to a corner but King fires off uppercuts! King brings Darby around to another corner and digs his boot into Darby’s neck. But Darby uses his legs to drag King down to a KNEEBAR! King gets the ropebreak and pushes Darby away. Darby comes back, King side steps to SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! King keeps his focus, gets to a corner and shakes out the bad leg. King climbs up, aims and leaps, SWANTON FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS King with a haymaker! Then another! Darby shoots in, avoids King’s sleeper and chop blocks again! Springboard back body block! Darby brings King up for a strike fest, and a CODE RED! Cover, TWO! King survives but Darby has the legs again, Figure Four Cradle! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall
Darby didn’t need to completely risk wrecking himself to get this win, and even Taz has to admit that was smart. But will it be the #LastSupper for Cody as champion?
Red Velvet & Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Elayna Black & Leyla Hirsch!
Straight outta yo’ mama’s kitchen and now alongside the Queen of the Nightmare Family, Red Velvet is ready to stir it up and get some wins. Will Velvet and Brandi be a strong enough combination to take down the Sorceress and the #LEGIT?
The teams sort out and Brandi starts with Elayna. They circle and fans rally up as the two tie up. Brandi arm-drags but Elayna gets up and cools off. Elayna and Brandi circle again, tie up again, and Elayna gets the arm to wrench to a wristlock. Brandi rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to a wristlock of her own. Elayna knees low then whips Brandi to a corner. Elayna runs in to SHINING WIZARD hard in the corner! Elayna then snapmares and kicks but Brandi ducks to roll her up! TWO, Elayna cools off and sunset flips. ONE and Brandi sits on Elayna, TWO! La Magistrol, TWO! Brandi stays close, wrenches and whips Elayna to the corner hard, then hits a back elbow! Tag to Velvet, Brandi hits a rolling snapmare to a mule kick, Velvet adds a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!
Velvet brings Elayna up but Elayna ROCKS her with a right and powers her all the way to the corner! Hirsch tags in, she and Elayna mug Velvet. The ref backs Hirsch off and she whips Velvet. Velvet reverses but Hirsch runs her over! Hirsch double guns then runs but Velvet dodges and comes back with a calf kick! Velvet gets Hirsch in a corner and stomps away! Velvet digs her boot in as she does the splits. She lets off at 3 as Elayna gets in, Velvet ROCKS her with that kick! But Hirsch CLOBBERS Velvet! Hirsch brings Velvet up, tags Elayna and throws a knee. Elayna fireman’s carries Velvet for a GO TO SLEEP! Tag to Hirsch, Hirsch runs in to double knee, then swinging dropkick! Cover, TWO! Hirsch stays on Velvet with a waistlock but Velvet resists the lift.
Velvet throws elbows and is free, but she runs into a clothesline! Hirsch drags Velvet around, runs and goes up the ropes to MOONSAULT, but FLOPS! Velvet avoids Hirsch’s flashy agility and both women are crawling for their corners! Hot tags to Elayna and Brandi! Brandi rallies with big clotheslines! Brandi whips, Elayna reverses but Brandi SLING BLADES! Fans fire up more as Brandi watches Elayna get up. Elayna swings but misses, Brandi mule kicks and enziguris! Cover but Hirsch breaks it! Velvet goes after Hirsch but gets thrown out! Brandi SPEARS Hirsch down! But Elayna rolls Brandi up, TWO! Brandi dodges and BOOTS Elayna down! Cover, Brandi and Velvet win!
Winners: Brandi Rhodes & Red Velvet, by pinfall
The Shot of Brandi boot takes the win and Dustin celebrates with the stir it up dance. Will Velvet and Brandi continue to rise up rankings together in the AEW Women’s Division?
Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight & KC Navarro!
Speaking of rising up ranks, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus want to keep things going towards the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Whether it is FTR or the Young Bucks with those belts after Full Gear, will they be on a collision course with a boy and his dinosaur?
The teams sort out and JB starts with Limelight in a bit of a rematch from last Dark. They tie up, JB wrenches to a wristlock but Limelight rolls and handsprings and trips JB up. Limelight has the leg and rolls JB to then whip, but JB reverses to reel him in., Limelight powers out but JB runs him over! Limelight kips up but JB trips him to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, Limelight has a cover, TWO! JB ducks a clothesline to snapmare and arm-drag and fireman’s carry takedown. Cover, ONE, but JB stays on the arm. Fans rally, JB cartwheels to fire off kicks and chops! JB goes up the ropes, springboards and arm-drags again! Limelight returns for another arm-drag and the armlock! Fans cheer but Limelight gets up. JB wrenches, tags Luchasaurus but Limelight gets away.
Tag to Navarro and he talks trash already. Luchasaurus throws him to a corner! Navarro boots back, but Luchasaurus doesn’t flinch! Navarro goes up and over, runs and wheelbarrows but he can’t bring Luchasaurus down that way so he swings into a sunset flip. Luchasaurus stays up but Navarro avoids the stomp. Navarro runs, Luchasaurus goes to back drop but Navarro rolls off his back. Navarro talks smack on the “dumbass dinosaur,” but he turns around into a CHOP! Luchasaurus drags Navarro up to throw out of the ring hard! Luchasaurus then goes out to go after him, but Limelight leaps in! Only to bounce off of Luchasaurus’ head! Luchasaurus throws Navarro into ropes! And then fireman’s carries him to put him in properly.
Navarro crawls, Luchasaurus puts him in the corner and fires off heavy hands! Tag to JB, JB goes up as Luchasaurus scoop slams! KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover but Limelight stomps it! JB glares at Limelight but he goes back to Navarro. JB brings Navarro up, suplexes but Navarro escapes! Tag to Limelight but JB dodges him and dropkicks him down! JB runs but Navarro cheap shots him! JB DECKS Navarro, goes after Limelight, but Limelight redirects and reels JB into a Complete Shot into ropes! Navarro adds another cheap shot kick, then Limelight adds his own kick! Cover, TWO! Limelight keeps on JB with a snapmare and a KICK to the back! Limelight puts JB in the corner, tags Navarro, and they mug JB.
Navarro brings JB out, whips but JB reverses, only for Navarro to drop toehold him to the ropes! Swinging dropkick! Navarro runs in to roll JB up, TWO! Tag to Limelight, JB tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus runs Limelight over, CHOPS him all over, then puts him in a corner. Navarro tries a cheap shot but he gets TOSSED! Luchasaurus runs in, misses in the corner but gets DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Fans fire up, Luchasaurus drags Navarro up and whips to pop up for a FLAPJACK! TAIL WHIP! Limelight staggers into the choke grip but flips out of the choke slam! Limelight throws an elbow but Luchasaurus BOOTS! Limelight ends up in the corner, but he dodges Luchasaurus by going up and straddling the ropes!
Limelight springboards and KNEES, but Luchasaurus stays up! Limelight goes back out, springboards again, but into a choke grip! Limelight flips out of the choke slam again, but into a KNEE! Navarro dodges Luchasaurus, JB tags in, Navarro QUEBRADAS, but into Luchasaurus’ arms! Gut wrench, TICKET TO EXTINCTION! JB grabs Limelight, feeds to the back suplex and then BOMB! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
And they keep on rolling! Are Jungle Boy Jack and Luchasaurus on track for gold?
Frankie Kazarian VS Ryzin!
The Heavy Metal Rebel is solo again because The Hybrid2 beat up Christopher Daniels after SCU won! Will the Priest of Sin be used as an example to Angelico and Jack Evans?
The bell rings and Kaz circles with Ryzin. They tie up, Kaz wrenches to a hammerlock then a drop toehold to a facelock. Ryzin fights up, Kaz holds on to then wrench to another wristlock. Kaz wrenches more, whips but Ryzin reverses, only for Kaz to backslide him! TWO, Inside Cradle, TWO! Kaz back kicks and knees then LARIATS Ryzin down! Fans fire up for Kaz as he paces. Ryzin gets to a corner but Kaz is on him, only for Ryzin to throw him into buckles! Ryzin paces, stomps away on Kaz, then lets off at the ref’s count. Ryzin argues the count but goes back to drag Kaz up by his legs, for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Kaz survives and Ryzin is angry again. Ryzin clubs Kaz, drags him up and throws haymakers! Kaz CHOPS back! And CHOPS again!
Ryzin powers Kaz to a corner, rams his shoulder in again and again, then chokes Kaz with both hands! The ref counts, Ryzin lets off and tells fans to shut up. Ryzin brings Kaz up, whips him corner to corner but Kaz comes back to LARIAT! And windmill heel kick! Kaz whips, Ryzin reverses but Kaz clobbers him with forearms! Kaz fires up, he brings Ryzin up and then suplexes, but Ryzin blocks. Kaz CLUBS Ryzin over and over then hits a PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Kaz keeps his cool and he drags Ryzin up. Ryzin gets around to waistlock but Kaz drops down to victory roll, TWO! Ryzin SUPERKICKS and Kaz staggers into his atomic drop! Ryzin runs to BOOT, then he brings him to a corner for a BUCKLE BULLDOG!
Ryzin gives last rites before he goes up and up and moonsaults! Kaz knees him back! Then INVERTED DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall
The Heavy Metal Rebel is all fired up! Dasha appears to interview Kaz in the ring. Congrats on the win, but he’s been winning both singles and tag matches. What is his goal in AEW? Kaz says it doesn’t matter who is out here with him, the goal is the same. But the Hybrid2 attack! Angelico clobbers Kaz and puts him in a Pluma Blanca while Evans takes the mic from Dasha to talk trash! “Objection, Frankie! In all honesty, what you need to be doing is telling Daniels to mind his own business before he gets hurt, too!”
But speaking of, Christopher Daniels gets in to clobber Evans! Angelico lets Kaz go but Daniels DECKS him! Daniels brawls with Evans, then hits him with ANGEL’S WINGS! SCU sends TH2 running but Daniels tells Evans that he can get his ass handed to him now if he wants! Do the kids want to show Daniels hybrid? He’ll show them hybrid when he stomps holes in their faces! Will The Addiction make TH2 quit screwing around?
Ricky Starks VS Dave Dutra!
Absolute still holds a grudge on Darby Allin, but will have to hold onto it longer since Darby is facing Cody at Full Gear. Will Starks use #TheFutra as a substitute for his frustrations?
The bell rings and Starks circles with Dutra. They tie up, Dutra waistlocks but Starks elbows and arm-drags free. Dutra comes back but Starks wrenches to a wristlock. Dutra rolls, rolls and slips through to reverse the wristlock. Starks ROCKS Dutra with the right! Then CHOPS him to a corner! Starks JABS Dutra, then whips him corner to corner. Dutra reverses and runs in to forearm! Dutra spins to clothesline then pushes Starks out. Dutra goes up but Starks shoves Dutra down! Dutra hits the floor, Starks goes out to say hi to the ladies before ramming Dutra into the apron. Starks air guitars his theme song before putting Dutra in.
Starks stalks Dutra, brings him up but Dutra throws body shots. Starks slaps Dutra around, wrenches but Dutra SLAPS back! Starks CLOBBERS Dutra and rains down furious fists for it! The fans boo but Starks back suplexes Dutra high and hard! Starks kips up, strikes his pose, and grimaces as he checks his teeth. Dutra is in a corner, Starks watches him stand, and KNEES him in! Starks whips corner to corner, runs in but misses! Dutra rolls Starks up, ONE, but Dutra hops up for a sunset flip! TWO, Starks SPEARS Dutra down! Starks isn’t done, he gut wrenches to the ROSHAMEBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Absolute victory! But will Starks’ absolute grudge be satisfied when he finally gets his hands on Darby Allin? Oh and of course, he joins Taz and Excalibur on commentary to watch the rest of “AEW Starks.”
Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr VS Sean Maluta & Alex Chamberlain!
The Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ are working to get a foothold in the AEW Tag Division, but the Samoan Dragon and The Hammer are trying to officially sign period! Will the new Hollywood Blondes get a big win this close to Full Gear?
The teams sort out, Griff starts with Chamberlain and fans rally up. They tie up, Chamberlain powers Griff to a corner but lets off at the ref’s count with some attitude. Griff keeps his cool, circles with Chamberlain and they tie up again. Griff waistlocks, Chamberlain powers him to a corner but Griff avoids the elbow to waistlock again. Griff headlocks, Chamberlain powers out and runs Griff over! Things speed up, Griff hurdles but Chamberlain blocks the hip toss. Griff ducks the clothesline to BOOT back! Maluta tags in, but runs into a drop toehold! BPJ tags in and he runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! BPJ drags Maluta up, bumps him off buckles and CHOPS him! BPJ stomps, snapmares and tags Griff for a slingshot leg drop! Tag back to BPJ and he slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO!
BPJ keeps on Maluta, brings him up but Maluta throws body shots. BPJ clubs Maluta then CHOPS him! Cover, TWO! BPJ drags Maluta up, wrenches and whips him to a corner then hits a clothesline! BPJ dodges Chamberlain’s cheap shot but runs into Maluta’s flapjack hotshot! Chamberlain tags in and CLOBBERS BPJ! Cover, TWO! BPJ survives but Chamberlain is furious. Chamberlain throws forearms and tags Maluta in. Chamberlain scoops, Maluta BOOTS for the SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Maluta keeps on BPJ, brings him up and ROCKS him with a forearm! And CHOPS him! BPJ throws body shots back and then throws forearms. BPJ runs but Maluta SAMOAN DROPS him! Cover, TWO! BPJ toughs it out and gets to a corner.
Maluta is after him with forearms, then whips him corner to corner, but BPJ dodges the corner knee. Maluta comes back into BPJ’s SPINNING POWERSLAM! BPJ crawls and hot tags Griff! Griff rallies with big clotheslines! Chamberlain gets clear of Griff’s forearm but Maluta hurries up behind him. Maluta waistlocks, Griff standing switches and back suplexes for a facebuster! Cover, Chamberlain breaks it! BPJ SUPERKICKS Chamberlain out of the ring, then slingshots, springboards and CROSSBODIES! Griff whips Maluta to pop him up, BPJ springboard SHOTEIS into the BOMB! Cover, Griff and BPJ win!
Winners: Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr, by pinfall
But Lance Archer attacks! He CLOBBERS Griff and then drags him up to whip and crossbody! BPJ climbs up and leaps in, but into a POWERSLAM! Jake the Snake counts them off, two down and two to go. “Feed the monster.” Chamberlain gets in but gets caught to a dragon sleeper, Archer drags Maluta into things, CHOKE SLAM INVERTED DDT!! “Oh that was sick!” The Snake loves what the Murderhawk Monster does and then speaks to Eddie Kingston. He’s made some serious mistakes, and the biggest is crossing their path. Eddie may have some heavy hitters with him now, but The Snake wants to ask them how to spell, “boy.” Little b, baby o, and “chicken something” y. That’s what they are. They will pay the price.
No more games, they’re opening it all up. Jake might even DDT someone just so they’ll learn. And then the ultimate price comes at the hands of this man. Archer tells Kingston to rage against the dying of the light. You saw what he did to these four, just imagine what he’ll do to the “family.” Kingston has a gift of gab, and has told everyone that he never lost the battle royal, or that he never tapped out. Kingston, shut up and fight! Archer hopes Kingston wins the title so that Archer can take it from his bruised and bloody body. But it doesn’t matter to Archer, really. Because in AEW, Archer is the horror that you can’t help but watch peeking through your fingers. Archer vows to rage in every single fight, but he will never go quietly into that good night. Archer was very poetic tonight, but what he will do will be understood universally. Moxley, Kingston, or anyone else that is even remotely near the ring, #EverybodyDies.
Aaron Solow & Angel Fashion VS Max Caster & Anthony Bowens!
We saw Mr. Platinum and the 5 Tool Player run their mouths against Best Friends, only to lose. Will they learn to put up and shut up this week?
Caster again has a mic to talk. He’ll “rap” about his opponents tonight. “The Acclaimed is back because Tony Khan knows the deal. We up against two generic guys with no appeal. Yo, hold on, hold on. That’s Aaron Solow, here’s a challenge: cut a good promo! And that’s Angel Fashion? That can’t be right. He can’t be in fashion with those wack ass tights! So take yo ass home back to your mom’s couch. The show’s name is Dark cuz I put your lights out!” Caster improved since last week, but will that translate in the ring?
The teams sort out, Bowens starts with Fashion and they approach. Bowens mule kicks hard, bumps Fashion off buckles then stomps away! Bowens brings Fashion up to CHOP him, and Carter tags in. “Maxxy” and Bowens mug Fashion and Caster takes a bow. Caster wrenches and whips but Fashion dodges to huricanrana! Fashion dodges, comes back and back kicks hard to then front kick and heel kick! Cover, ONE! Caster is in a daze, Fashion scoops but Caster slips out. Fashion standing switches but Bowens tags in before the O’Conner roll. Caster kicks Fashion into Bowens’ KICK! Caster back suplexes and Bowens DECKS Solow! Bowens covers Fashion, TWO! Fashion grits his teeth but Bowens stomps Fashion. Fashion gets angry and fans rally with him. Caster clubs him down, drags him up and puts him on ropes.
Tag to Caster, Caster brings Fashion up and Bowens runs for the ol’ leap frog attack! Caster is fired up and Bowens is gloating as he covers, ONE! Fashion toughs it out but Bowens wraps on a chinlock. Bowens grinds Fashion down, fans rally up and Fashion throws body shots. Bowens knees low, throws forearms and elbows, then brings Fashion over. Tag to Caster, they mug Fashion more, and Caster tags Bowens back in. Fashion fights back, ROCKS Bowens and elbows Caster. Bowens SUPERKICKS and Caster BACKBREAKERS! Bowens runs to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Fashion survives and Bowens seethes. Bowens drags Fashion over and tags Caster in. Caster goes up top and leaps but his elbow misses! Caster is furious with Fashion as Fashion gets up, Fashion enziguris hard! Tag to Solow!
Solow dodges Caster, DECKS Bowens, then dodges Caster again to hit a clothesline! Solow whips corner to corner, uppercuts in the corner, then goes the other way. Caster puts him on the apron but Solow enziguris! Solow leaps over Bowens’ sweep to SUPERKICK him! Solow goes up, FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Starks cheers his old tag partner on as he tags Fashion in. Fashion and Solow are in opposite corners, but Bowens anchors Solow! Fashion runs in but is sent into Solow! Caster BOOTS Fashion down while Bowens RAMS Solow into barriers! Bowens tags back in, he and Caster drag Fashion around to wheelbarrow and CUTTER! Cover, Bowens and Caster win!
Winners: Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, by pinfall
They backed up the trash talk with teamwork! Will Caster and Bowens do the same to even more teams in AEW?
Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS VSK!
Number Five marks the halfway point on the night, and leads the charge for the Numbers tonight. Will Angels win and add to the Dark Order’s growing power?
The bell rings and Angels circles with VSK. They tie up, Angels wrenches to a wristlock, but VSK rolls and handsprings to wrench back to a headlock. Angels gets out and around to a headlock of his own, but VSK powers out. Angels holds hair to bring VSK back in for the headlock and takeover. Angels gloats as he grinds VSK down, but VSK fights up and powers out again. Angels grabs hair, VSK breaks free to arm-drag Angels around! VSK scoops and slams and splashes down! Cover, TWO! Angels grabs a leg and messes with VSK’s knee pad. VSK pushes Angels away but has to fix the pad, only for Angels to dropkick him into buckles! VSK tumbles out of the ring, Angels goes out and throws him into barriers!
Angels taunts VSK and stomps him. Angels brings VSK up and snap suplexes him to the ground! Angels refreshes the count while Preston Vance applauds. Angels puts VSK in the ring, the Dark Order members “spar” and Angels goes into the ring. VSK throws body shots and forearms and uppercuts! VSK whips but Angels dodges and rolls to redirect and mule kick! BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps his cool and even smirks as he KICKS VSK in the back! Angels taunts VSK but VSK hits back. Angels stomps a mudhole into VSK for that but the ref counts. Angels lets off, fans rally up and he brings VSK around for a clinch and uppercut! Cover, TWO! Angels grows annoyed now but he puts VSK in a half nelson and chinbar. VSK endures, fans rally up and VSK pries at the hold.
VSK gets up, throws body shots and jawbreakers free. VSK throws forearms but Angels knees low. Angels whips, VSK reverses but Angels goes up. VSK stays clear, O’Conner rolls to CHAOS THEORY! Angels ends up in a corner, VSK runs into uppercut! Then side to side to BOOT! VSK brings Angels to the fireman’s carry but Angels fights free. Angels HEEL KICKS VSK down! VSK goes to the apron, Angels goes out to join him and watches him rise. Angels runs to CLOBBER VSK onto the apron! Angels puts VSK in, drags him up and brings him around, WING SNAPPER! Cover, Angels wins!
Winner: Alan Angels, by pinfall
Numbers 5 and 10 scare off the ref to loom over VSK. They kick him out and pace about. Will the Dark Order continue to take over AEW one win at a time?
Someone knocks on a door.
Peter Avalon opens the door and welcomes this someone into his surprisingly lavish lounge. They must be here in regards to his Craig’s List ad for a new manager, right? He loses track with all the personals and “missed connections” floating around. But please, join him on the couch. She is very pretty. Avalon is very pretty. But his “delicious peach” is beautiful, too. Will she have some Bubbly? It came free with the “child’s doll.” He means action figure but sure. Avalon has some questions to ask her, so please, sit. He sits very close. Does she like wrestling? Professionally, of course. Mud? Jell-O? Squared circle? Oh, sorry. How many books has she read this week? No, that’s inappropriate. He’s just on a rebound right now.
But he must say, she has very lovely, strong, masculine hands. The gloves come off, literally, and she slaps him! Avalon gets furious! He is Pretty Peter, and he doesn’t need anyone! He is the biggest man in pro-wrestling, and we will see it is #PPAallday! The mystery woman knocks again, he answers, and she takes her glove back.
The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Jersey Muscle!
Allie is back by the side of Braxton Sutter and Andy Williams, making “the family” stronger than ever. Will the beefy “Jock” Steve Gibki and “Jet” Tony Vincita be minced meat after this match?
The second Butcher and Blade hit the ring, they hit Jersey Muscle! The bell rings to put this on record as Blade scoop slams Gibki and Butcher throws Vincita out! Blade drags Gibki up and throws him out now, then finally take the jackets off. Jersey Muscle regroups but Blade and Butcher double hip toss Vincita in! Vincita goes to a corner but Blade whips him to the other corner and CHOPS him! Tag to Butcher, double headbutts! And double HIP TOSS again! He ends up in the corner! Gibki tags in, pulls his straps down to get serious, and Butcher stands against him. They ram shoulders and then brawl with haymakers. Gibki runs but Butcher follows to redirect and run him over! Butcher stomps around, Vincita tags in so Blade tags back.
Blade kicks and whips Vincita to a corner and ROCKS him with haymakers! Blade CHOPS and stomps Vincita down then digs his knee in! The ref counts, Blade lets off finally but Allie talks a lot of trash. Blade runs back in but Vincita slips out and Blade hits buckles! Vincita climbs up, but Allie anchors him! Butcher shoves Vincita down! Blade goes out and goes after Vincita to whip him into railing! Allie taunts Vincita’s pain and Blade drags him up. Blade puts Vincita in, Vincita crawls but to the wrong corner! Blade runs in but Vincita elbows him away! Blade comes back but is sent to the ramp! Gibki tags in and dodges Blade to DECK Butcher! Blade returns but Gibki JABS and JABS and ROCKS him with the right!
Gibki whips, Blade reverses but Gibki counters to a facelock! But Blade lifts him, Butcher tags in, atomic drop to crossbody! Butcher DECKS Vincita, Gibki gets the BACK SUPLEX CHOKE SLAM! And the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, Butcher and Blade win!
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall
The family wrecks Jersey Muscle and will also be waiting on the other side of Full Gear. Will the AEW Tag Team Champions have to worry about these two in the near future? Actually, the immediate future has QT Marshall and Dustin Rhodes storming out! The Natural Nightmares promised to whoop that ass and here it is! They brawl with Butcher and Blade and the fans fire up! Dustin throws Butcher out and QT is alone with Blade, but then Allie gets in the ring. QT is distracted but only a moment as he goes after Blade again! They brawl, Blade rams QT into a corner but QT hits back! Refs rush out to stop this, and Allie shields Blade. Dustin is still after Butcher so Blade goes out there! Things are chaotic, and will only get worse from here! Who comes out the other side still standing?
Will Hobbs VS D3!
Team Taz still expects the Embodiment of Willpower to properly answer them. Is he with them or against them? Will the Prince of Rome be used to make Hobbs’ answer clear?
The bell rings and D3 approaches Hobbs. D3 shoves and talks trash, but Hobbs corners him and throws him into buckles! D3 dodges and kicks the leg over and over! And CHOPS and throws haymakers! Hobbs just scowls and shoves him down! D3 gets back up but runs into a MASSIVE URENAGE! This is why Taz wants Hobbs on his side! Hobbs scoops D3, runs and OKLAHOMA STAMPEDES! Hobbs then hits the WILLPOWER SLAM! Cover, Hobbs wins!
Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall
Hobbs has a big smile, but Taz is growing impatient waiting on the answer. Will Hobbs keep him waiting a little longer? Starks isn’t waiting, he rushes Hobbs at the ramp! And Brian Cage slides in from the other side! Team Taz isn’t making a good case jumping the guy they want! They mug him 2v1 and get him down! Taz says this is Hobbs’ fault. But then the lights go out, and Darby’s music plays! Darby is here with a skateboard! Team Taz get out of the ring before he can hit them! Darby returns the favor for the save a few weeks ago. Will he and Hobbs stick together to take the fight to Team Taz?
The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto!
The OG look to stay strong in their own run in AEW’s Tag Division. Will the #EmpBRUH and Freak Beast Wrecking Ball be but speed bumps as we head for Full Gear?
The teams sort out and Uno starts against Baron. They approach but Uno does the Dark Order pose. Uno brushes Baron off so Comoroto tags in, and that worries Uno! Stu wants in and tags! Stu kicks and headlocks Comoroto but Comoroto endures the grind. Comoroto powers out and they collide. Neither budges so Stu fires up and runs. They collide again, Stu is still loving this as Comoroto stays up! Stu runs, dodges and springboards, but into Comoroto’s arms! Comoroto pops Stu up but Stu lands on his feet to club Comoroto from behind! Tag to Uno, and Uno runs but gets run over! Comoroto wrenches and CLUBS Uno, then mocks the Dark Order pose as he knuckle locks Uno. Uno CHOPS but Comoroto glares. Uno knees low, tags Stu in but Comoroto back drops Stu with one arm!
Comoroto wrenches Uno’s arm, then knuckle locks Stu’s arm, and is winning a test of strength 2v1! But the Dark Order double kick and double whip, but Comoroto breaks the double clothesline! Comoroto clobbers them both, tags Baron in, and Baron wrenches Uno to uppercut, chop and CHOP! Stu runs in, Baron dodges to hip toss but Stu blocks that. Baron blocks Stu’s hip toss back to hit low and put him into the abdominal stretch! Stu endures as Baron digs his elbows in. Stu fights out, pulls hair and puts Baron in a corner. Stu whips corner to corner, Baron goes up and over and blocks the kick to DRAGON SCREW! Baron holds onto the leg, turns Stu over and has the legs tied up for a Queen Angelito, into a surfboard! Stu endures this unique hold so Baron boots him down!
Baron steps to Uno and Uno stays back. Comoroto grabs for Stu but Stu clobbers Baron first! Stu bumps Baron off buckles, tags Uno, and the Dark Order mug him. Uno whips Stu in to splash Baron, then Stu feeds Baron to Uno’s BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Uno is on Baron with a CHOP! Uno JABS Baron down then backs off at the ref’s reprimand. Uno goes back but Baron shoulders and CHOPS back! Uno bell CLAPS Baron to reel him in for a backbreaker! Tag to Stu, he slingshot apron sentons! Fans are divided as Stu taunts Baron. Stu drags Baron up to CHOP him back down! Cover, TWO! Stu wrenches Baron’s arm to a wristlock, knees low and hard, then brings him up for a BIG forearm! Baron goes to a corner, Stu brings him up and powers him to the Dark Order corner!
Uno gets a cheap shot in, then chokes Baron while Stu taunts Comoroto! The ref reprimands Stu but Baron CHOPS him! Baron DECKS Uno but Stu CLOBBERS Baron! Stu Penalty Kicks and covers, TWO! Stu drags Baron up, calls for Uno but Uno is slow to getting up. Baron atomic drops Stu and hits the BACKSTABBER! Stu tumbles, fans fire up, and both men crawl. Hot tag to Comoroto! Comoroto rallies on Stu, Uno gets in now but Comoroto scoop SLAMS him! Comoroto scoop, spins and SLAMS Stu! Comoroto fires up as he goes corner to corner with back elbows on Uno, and one on Stu! Tag to Baron and Comoroto scoops Stu.
Baron runs, but Stu slips off to shove Comoroto into Baron! Stu manages a torture rack and NIGHTFALL BACKBREAKER! Tag to Uno, Uno has Baron up. Stu goes up top, FATALITY!! Cover, Uno and Stu win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
That was one hell of a battle with two hopefuls, but the Dark Order comes out on top. Will Uno and Stu be poised to finally get those AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Cezar Bononi & Fuego del Sol!
BOOM BOOM Colt Cabana, as well as “Number 4” John Silver and “Number 10” Preston Vance are going to be taking on Cody and the Gunn Club for the last Dynamite before Full Gear! But that means they need to make sure this combination works! Will the Captain lead the Brazilian V8 Engine and the Fire of the Sun to a victory over this fresh trio?
The trios sort out, and Silver says he’s starting against Bononi. Bononi doesn’t take Silver serious being he’s head and shoulders taller. Silver gets in Bononi’s… chest, and says, “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Silver says Bononi can’t pick him up! So he gives him a free shot. But then Vance gets in with a cheap shot! And Silver lifts Bononi!? Silver SLAMS Bononi and fires up. Silver headlocks, Bononi picks Silver up and powers out. Fuego tags in but Silver runs him over! Silver talks trash to Bononi while he goes after Fuego. But Cabana tags in? Cabana wants to work with Silver, but they can’t agree on who whips who in. They finally sort that out and Cabana whips Silver in to corner clothesline Fuego! Silver whips Fuego into Cabana’s double CHOPS!
Cabana brings Fuego up, scoops him and slams him, then tags Vance. Vance looms over Fuego, drags him up but Fuego KNEES! Fuego hurries after Vance to tornado but no DDT! Vance fireman’s carries to pop Fuego up for a BOMB! Fuego flounders as Silver laughs but Dean tags in. Dean and Vance circle but Silver talks trash. This distracts Dean and Vance knees low! Vance headlocks, Dean powers out but Vance runs him over! Vance runs, Dean drops and hurdles but Vance blocks the hip toss. Dean blocks the hip toss, fires off knees and then headbutts! Vance BOOTS Dean down! Vance drags Dean up but fans rally for the Captain. Vance bumps Dean off buckles, tags Silver in, and Silver KICKS Dean down! Silver drags Dean away and tags in Cabana.
Cabana drags Dean up and throws elbows! Dean flounders, Cabana winds up for the BIONIC ELBOW! Cabana keeps on Dean but Dean throws a big forearm! Cabana whips, Dean holds ropes to enziguri back! Tag to Bononi! Bononi dodges Cabana to BLAST the corner! Cabana CHOPS but Bononi just gets mad! Bononi choke grips, Cabana breaks free but Bononi ROCKS Cabana with a right! Cabana whips Cabana to a corner, hits a corner clothesline then hoists Cabana up top. Cabana boots back, Vance tags in, Cabana leaps over Bononi. Cabana baits Bononi in, dodges, Fuego tags in but Vance SPEARS Bononi! SPINE BUSTER for Fuego! Tag to Silver, Cabana BLASTS Dean down! Cabana and Vance drag Fuego up to put on Silver’s shoulders and Silver spins, AIRPLANE F10!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Maybe they should call that the F4 for Silver! But whatever it is, it helped this combination win! Will Cabana, Silver and Vance do it again against the American Nightmare and the Gunns?
KiLynn King VS Lei’D Tapa!
The Queen of Crazy hasn’t had the best run, but she isn’t letting that keep her down! Will she and the Tongan Titaness tear it up?
The bell rings and King circles with Tapa. They tie up, Tapa shoves King away and dares her to bring it. King and Tapa tie up again, King headlocks but Tapa powers up to throw King away! Tapa and King circle, King kicks low and headlocks again. Tapa powers out then runs King over! King bails out but Tapa follows and comes around the way. Tapa runs but into a mule kick! And a SUPERKICK! But Tapa CLOBBERS King with a full body check! Tapa drags King up, puts her in the ring, and gets on the apron to stand King up. King hotshots Tapa back, runs side to side and ROCKS Tapa with a clothesline! Tapa grabs King and throws her down!
Tapa gets in, slashes the throat and drags King up but King fires off big hands! They brawl, Tapa kicks low and fireman’s carries for a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Tapa is furious but she brings King up. King breaks free, hits back with forearms then whips, but Tapa reverses. King clotheslines but Tapa stays up so King keeps moving! They collide, King dodges and crossbodies! Cover, ONE!! King stays on Tapa but Tapa throws body shots. Tapa fireman’s carries again but King fights out to lift and throw into ropes! King runs to LARIAT! Fans fire up as King goes to a corner. Tapa is in a drop zone, King goes up top, King FROG SPLASHES! Cover, King wins!
Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall
Finally, a win for King! Tapa is up already, though, and she is not happy! But she concedes she is in no shape to come back for more. King is finally out of the loss column, will she claim her throne soon enough?
Chaos Project VS Private Party!
Luther and Serpentico are so different from Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy, it’s night and day! But will it be a nightmare for Private Party this close to Full Gear?
The teams sort out and Kassidy starts with SNAKEMAN! Serpentico circles with Kassidy and they tie up. Serpentico headlocks, Kassidy throws body shots and powers out to hurdle and drop down. Kassidy arm-drags Serpentico around, but Serpentico avoids the third. Serpentico brings Kassidy up but the arm-drag hits after all! Serpentico mule kicks back, throws hands and tags in Luther. The Original Death Dealer fires up but Kassidy dodges the kick to fire off hands! Luther ROCKS Kassidy, scoops him but Kassidy slips out to run and slide and dropkick! Luther tags Serpentico back in and Serpentico runs, into an arm-drag! Kassidy clamps onto the arm, Serpentico gets up but Kassidy wrenches.
Tag to Quen, Quen BOOTS the arm and wrenches to an elbow breaker. Quen drags Serpentico down to the mat, Serpentico rolls but Quen wrenches. Quen tags Kassidy in, Kassidy climbs up and drops ax handles on the arm. Kassidy mocks Luther’s third eye and he wrenches Serpentico. Tag to Quen, Private Party whip and leap frog to hit the arm again. Quen stomps the arm, wrenches it then tags Kassidy back in. Quen whips Serpentico into Kassidy’s boot! Quen atomic drops, Kassidy enziguris! Luther runs in but Private Party dodges to double dropkick him out! The fans cheer and Private Party soak it up. Kaz is watching in the stands, it seems, as Chaos Project regroups. Serpentico gets in but Luther has him wait so he can tag in.
Luther runs at Kassidy and throws big forearms! Luther runs to BOOT Kassidy! Luther screams and runs to LARIAT Kassidy down! Fans boo but Luther wants more and he runs, but Kassidy blocks the boot for the spinning roundhouse! Luther wobbles, Kassidy runs, but Serpentico shoots streamers at him! Not big streamers, but still. Kassidy is confused, Luther waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Quen protests the streamers that are obviously there, but Luther tags Serpentico. Luther scoops and gives Kassidy a backbreaker, then he uses Serpentico as a human weapon, back suplex senton! Cover, TWO! Serpentico drags Kassidy up, whips him to a corner, then runs in, only for Kassidy to boot! Serpentico comes back and back drops Kassidy! Cover, TWO!
Serpentico drags Kassidy over, Luther tags in, and Luther stomps Kassidy down. Luther drags Kassidy up but Kassidy hits back. Luther fish hooks Kassidy’s face while he chokes him on the ropes! “Smile~! You’re gonna be famous!” Luther stops, drags Kassidy up and butterfly suplexes him! Luther tags Serpentico and uses him as a weapon again, inverted suplex splash! Cover, TWO! Kassidy is toughing it out but Serpentico stands on the hand! Tag to Luther and Luther looms over Kassidy. Luther stomps Kassidy’s hands, drags him up and scoops him for a slam! Serpentico tags in and goes up top, for another human weapon, ROCKET LAUNCHER SWANTON! Serpentico crawls to a cover, TWO!
Kassidy is still in this but Serpentico tags Luther in. They go after the leg together with stomps, then Serpentico tags back in. Chaos Project drags Kassidy up, RAMS him into their corner, then Serpentico whips Luther in. Kassidy moves and Luther hits buckles! Kassidy dumps Serpentico out to the apron, and fans fire up as Kassidy crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Quen! Quen rallies on Serpentico with big forearms then a leg lariat! Luther gets in, Quen dodges to PELE! Quen mocks the third eye, PELE again to knock him down! Quen QUEBRADAS Serpentico! Cover, TWO! Quen stomps Serpentico in the corner, Luther goes after Quen but Kassidy goes after Luther. Luther ROCKS Kassidy then stomps him.
Quen tries to drop toehold but Luther stays up. Kassidy BULLDOGS Luther down! Quen RAMS into Serpentico then puts him up top. Tag to Kassidy, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!
Winners: Private Party, by pinfall
Quen and Kassidy win the day and Kaz heads out without a word. Is SCU interested in Private Party in some way?
Sammy Guevara VS Lee Johnson!
The Spanish God will face Matt Hardy in the ELITE DELETION at Full Gear, but no one really knows what that means. However, Sammy also has a match alongside Ortiz for Dynamite against MJF and Wardlow in an effort to keep MJF out of the Inner Circle. Will Big Shotty be but an appetizer for Sammy’s big week?
The bell rings, even as Sammy lounges on the top rope. Sammy hops down to circle with Johnson and they tie up. Sammy waistlocks, mat return and floats all over to a cover, ONE as Johnson gives it all back. They move around and Sammy facelocks. Johnson slips out, has the mat return of his own, but they’re back up. Sammy pries the waistlock, wrenches to a wristlock, then gets around for another mat slam. Sammy poses on Johnson’s back then goes back to a facelock. Johnson fights up, reaches for a leg, but Sammy shifts to a waistlock. Sammy shoves, Johnson handsprings over him and Sammy has to give him credit. Things speed up, Sammy hurdles then back flips over Johnson to dropkick him down! Johnson flounders to a corner while Sammy kips up!
Fans cheer for Sammy as he hits the Sammyrooni! Sammy goes to Johnson in the corner, digs forearms in then rams a shoulder in. The ref reprimands, Sammy lets off to CHOP! Johnson goes to another corner, Sammy whips him corner to corner, but Johnson goes up and over and around to waistlock and shove. Johnson hurdles, drops and dropkicks! Johnson gives us the Shottyrooni! Sammy gets up and CHOPS but Johnson CHOPS back! It’s a CHOP fight that turns into a brawl with forearms! Sammy rocks Johnson then CHOPS him again! Sammy soaks up the cheers and jeers before he goes after Johnson again. Johnson turns things around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP!
Sammy kicks low, clubs Johnson down, then stalks him along the ropes. Sammy knees and stomps Johnson over and over, then digs his boots in! The ref counts, Sammy stops at 4 and brings Johnson up. Sammy puts Johnson in a corner, whips him corner to corner, but Johnson slips out to enziguri back! Johnson springboards but Sammy trips him up! Johnson tumbles down into the ring and Sammy is right on him. Sammy suplexes as fans rally up, and Sammy holds Johnson up for a count of 10 before hanging him out to dry! Johnson tumbles down to the ground, Sammy lounges again while the ring count climbs. The count climbs to 5 but Sammy goes out to fetch Johnson. Johnson throws body shots, Sammy knees him back and puts him in.
Sammy gets in but Johnson fights back. Sammy kicks him around, taunts Johnson and SLAPS him! Sammy stomps Johnson, stalks him around the way, and throws a big knee into ribs! Sammy drags Johnson up to throw him out. Sammy builds speed and then does another Sammyrooni! Johnson gets on the apron, Sammy dropkicks him down, then Sammy FLIES! Direct hit, and Sammy lands in his pose! Sammy say she isn’t phoning it in, he’s The Best Ever! Sammy puts Johnson back in the ring, swings but into Johnson’s DISCUS! Fans fire up with Johnson as both he and Sammy slowly rise. Sammy throws forearms but Johnson gives them back in another brawl! Sammy CHOPS, Johnson CHOPS and we’re back to that! Johnson throws haymakers, Sammy knees low and hard!
Sammy whips, Johnson reverses to reel Sammy in for a neckbreaker! Johnson kips up! Big Shotty still has something left as Sammy gets up slow. Johnson aims, runs in and CHOPS! Johnson whips corner to corner, Sammy reverses but Johnson enziguris back! Johnson springboards for the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Johnson keeps his cool and he stalks behind Sammy. Sammy kicks back, gets to another corner, and then dodges Johnson! Sammy rams in, kicks back, and springboards, into a dropkick from Johnson!! Sammy tumbles out of the ring, Johnson takes aim and FLIES! TORNILLO FOSBURY!?
Johnson drags Sammy up, puts him in, and undoes wrist tape as he fires up. Sammy staggers up, blocks the lift, throws elbows, and runs, but Johnson reels him in. Sammy breaks out, Johnson uses the chicken wings to spin Sammy around and sends him to a corner. Sammy comes back into another enziguri! Johnson fires up, runs, but Sammy goes sideways to KNEE Johnson down! Sammy drags Johnson up, torture racks, GO TO HOSPITAL! Sammy won’t end it there, he drags Johnson back up! This is for Hardy! TWIST OF FATE! Cover, Sammy wins!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
The Spanish God sends a message to the Broken Brilliance, but he also has to worry about Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Will Sammy render MJF obsolete before he and Hardy try to DELETE the other?
Another good episode but also very long. All the matches were good, and we got good progress in stories. TH2 tries to take out The Addiction but that got turned around on them, so that match will be coming soon. I am also very curious as to why Kaz was watching Private Party’s match if he’s also involved in the story with TH2. I don’t really feel like they’re pacing the Team Taz Wants Will Hobbs story right. There needs to be less attempts to attack Hobbs if they actually want Hobbs on their team. I know beating someone down until they give in worked in WWE with Hurt Business, but it shouldn’t be how Team Taz does things.
Archer quoting Dylan Thomas’ poem was an interesting detail for his segment as he destroys two tag teams. He focuses so much of his warning on Kingston and “the family,” though, I think that feud is happening regardless of what happens at Full Gear. Dustin and QT get after Butcher and Blade, and that’s great, so maybe we get that next time. Peter Avalon debuting his new gimmick of “Pretty Peter Avalon” was ridiculous but in a good way. He lost to Brandon Cutler, still has NO win with over 25 losses on his record, but he’s got this hilarious overconfidence as this not at all suave ladies’ man. I don’t know where it will go from here but it’s definitely entertaining already.
The Dark Order had a great night again as all parts win, and we see another great combo move involving John Silver and Preston Vance, now with Cabana in where Alex Reynolds would’ve been if not for that legit knockout leg drop from the Fatal 4 Way a couple weeks ago. But Cabana standing in makes for great story as he still doesn’t quite get what’s going on with them. Silver could easily be a breakout star given how hammy he gets every time he’s on screen. Johnson, too, as he brought out some truly new stuff against Sammy, even in losing.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Battle lines have been drawn!
Let them fight on Dynamite!
The Inner Circle is back, Jurassic Express and Bear Country clash, and Darby Allin continues to be a FIGHTING AEW TNT Champion, all in one night!
- Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Hangman wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Bear Country; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi; Darby wins and retains the title.
- The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Inner Circle rolls into Daily’s Place!
Chris Jericho in a black Lamborghini, Jake Hager in a Chevy Silverado, Sammy Guevara in a Range Rover, Santana in a Dodge Ram, Ortiz in a Porsche, and motorcycle entourage escorting them in! Y2J, Big Hurt, the Spanish God and the Proud ‘n’ Powerful are returning to AEW in style! But with The Pinnacle somewhere in the building and Mike Tyson expected to return, who’s getting taken out first?!
Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
Did the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hear Platinum’s new single on AEW Dark last night? Would it change what Hangman’s about to do to Max if it did? Or maybe Max’s improv rap right here will rile him up! “Hangman, you a changed man. Used to be a star, now you fadin’! Platinum, the flyest on the air, catch you slippin’ like Joe Biden on the stairs! So check the thug process. I’m dancin’ with the devil like I’m Lil’ Nas X! And you a one trick pony! Treat me like a breathalyzer and bl-” WHOA~! Bowens stops Caster there, that is a step too far. You can’t say that on TNT, Max! But either way, The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Hangman BOOTS Bowens to get him out of the ring!
Hangman fires off on Caster, the bell rings and Hangman rings Caster’s bell! He bumps Caster off buckles over and over, and over and over, then stops to stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman walks it dry. Hangman drags Caster up, CHOPS him back to the corner, and then whips him to ropes. Hangman CLOBBERS Caster at the ropes, suplexes but Caster slips out! Caster shoves, Hangman dodges and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, fans fire up, and Hangman snap suplexes Caster after all! Cover, ONE!! Caster surprises Hangman but he keeps his cool as fans rally up.
Hangman CHOPS Caster to a corner, CHOPS him again, but Caster turns things around to fire off forearms! Hangman shoves Caster to BOOT him down! Hangman drags Caster up, wrenches, hits an elbow breaker then wrings Caster to stomp him down! Then he drops a BIG senton! Cover, TWO! Hangman smirks as Caster bails out and fans rally up. Bowens checks on Caster, Hangman heads over but Caster drags him out. Hangman counter punches then RAMS Caster into railing! Hangman puts Caster in, Bowens gets in Hangman’s face, but Hangman lets him be. Caster dropkicks Hangman as he enters! Caster stomps away at the ropes, catches his breath, then stomps him more!
Caster CLUBS Hangman, whips but Hangman reverses to send Caster out of the ring! Hangman runs to TRIANGLE LARIAT Caster down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Caster! Hangman drags Caster up, the ref counts but Hangman CHOPS Caster! Hangman refreshes the count, whips Caster but Caster reverses to send Hangman into railing! Caster runs in but is sent onto the railing! Caster’s gonna be rapping in a higher octave! Hangman then climbs the other railing to leap and LARIAT Caster down! Bowens gets in Hangman’s face again, but Hangman shrugs him off. Hangman gets Bowens’ boombox, tosses it aside, and puts Caster in the ring.
Hangman drags Caster to the corner but Bowens threatens him with the boombox! Caster YANKS Hangman into the post! The ref is busy with Caster and Bowens RAMS Hangman into railing! Bowens puts Hangman in, Caster WRINGS him out, and then Caster throws the arm into the mat. Caster drops knees on the arm, covers, TWO! Fans rally and jeer Caster, and Hangman CHOPS! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, drags Hangman down and has a hammerlock crossface! Fans rally as Hangman endures, and Hangman fights up to arm-drag free! Caster returns but Hangman DECKS him! And again! Hangman dodges to SPINEBUSTER Caster down!
Fans fire up as Caster goes to a corner. Hangman goes corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman keeps going, Caster blocks the suplex and elbows Hangman. Caster blocks the boot, too, spins Hangman but Hangman catches Caster for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but fans fire up as Caster goes to the apron. Hangman shakes the bad arm out, goes to the apron, drags Caster up, and Alabama lifts! Caster fights for his life, gets free and BOOTS! Hangman forearms, Caster forearms back and they brawl on the edge! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, but runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hangman dumps Caster down, and he goes to the apron.
Hangman climbs a corner, but Bowens is there to distract him! Caster gets in to LEAP up, steady himself, and still SUPERPLEX Hangman down! Then he gets the arm, SHANKLY GATES! Hangman endures, crawls his way forward, but Caster sits deep on the hold! Hangman gets the ropebreak with a finger! The ref counts, Caster holds on until 4! Fans rally for Hangman but Caster climbs up top. SPRINBOARD, into a LARIAT! The fans fire up, Hangman Alabama lifts, for- No! Bowens slides the boombox in! The ref obviously sees that, and Hangman picks the boombox up. The ref confiscates it, but Bowens gets Caster his chain!
Caster wraps his fist, Hangman storms over, PLATINUM PUNCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Caster is shocked but the fans are thunderous! Caster hurries up top, takes aim, MIC DROP FLOPS! Hangman dodges and gets to the apron! Caster staggers up, Hangman slingshots to- No, Bowens anchors him! Hangman mule kicks Bowens, BOOTS Caster, and then ASAI MOONSAULTS Bowens down! Hangman reloads and aims again, BUCKSHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy secures that number one spot in the rankings! And of course, he toasts with some nearby fellow wrestlers! Will Hangman be saying cheers to a championship opportunity soon enough?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
AEW has great tag teams all around, but here is one of the great teams and the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, DEATH TRIANGLE! PAC and Rey Fenix won the opportunity in the AEW Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal, but they and Penta El Zero Miedo all stand together with Schiavone. Their shot at the titles are coming, next week on Dynamite! They finally get their shots, but wait! The Best Friends show up? Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and #JustTrent, with the honorary Best Friend, Kris Statlander, walk out on stage, and Cassidy gets the mic! “Y’know… It’s really nice to see all three of you together in the ring again.”
Footage plays, and it turns out to be a highlight reel of the history between these two trios! Revolution 2020 was when Death Triangle brutalized Cassidy after PAC beat him in a 1v1 match. Then on Dynamite from 5/13/2020 was when Fenix Ryder Kicks Cassidy down just because he could! Chuck says that it may have been awhile, but they still remember! Fenix laughs! These guys are crazy! Penta says it’s crazy how they’ve hold onto those moments! Pac says everyone should relax, because he understands why the Best Friend are here. They see the writing on the wall, and want a shot at the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions already! Well they’ve got a lot of work to do because they are FAR from worthy! So jog on and get out of here!
Oh, well, alright. Trent says he was hurt, and now Best Friends are back of the line. They’ll work their way back up, because that’s not a problem when you’re the team with more wins than anyone in this company! But anyway, Pac and Triangle can calm down. The Best Friends are just here to give them a heads up. “The boys are back in town!” Oh, and their new alien friend. Fans fire up as the four put hands in, will the reunited Best Friends be out of this world?
Mike Tyson talks with Coach Urban Meyer.
Is Iron Mike giving or getting pointers on how to handle business?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Fans again get to sing Judas for Jericho as he and the boys return officially, even though we saw them get payback on The Pinnacle last week. Jericho gets the mic first, and he says Jacksonville sounds great tonight! The Inner Circle has a lot to say after the break! Y2J knows his TV, and AEW does go to commercial!
AEW returns, fans chant for Inner Circle and Jericho says they ARE the Inner Circle, and they are Back in Black, baby! “And it was only one short month ago that we were in this ring and given the beatdown of a lifetime by the Pineapple.” Sammy whispers a correction to Jericho, The Pinnacle. And that beatdown taught them a lot. It gave them hospital stays, it gave them stitches, but it gave them a wake-up call. It revealed to them that they’d made a lot of bad decisions over the last six months, that hurt and insulted a lot of people. For that, Jericho apologizes to those people and to the fans.
But all those decisions were on MJF, aka “My Jerkoff Friend.” And My Jerkoff Friend says he outsmarted the Inner Circle, mostly because he’s smarter than Jericho. And that’s true, Jericho isn’t the smartest in a few areas. High school chemistry, terrible. His teacher even asked after a second failed test, “Are you on dope?” An exact quote! Jericho wasn’t, he just wasn’t good in Chemistry. But who is? What Jericho is smart in is pro-wrestling! That is why he brought My Jerkoff Friend into the Inner circle. Not to take him under his wing, but to keep him under his thumb.
Jericho knows how dangerous My Jerkoff Friend is and how talented he is, and how much personality and potential he has. Jericho wanted to use him for all of that, and suck the life out of him into the Inner Circle. They had it all perfectly planned, and knew that MJF would eventually show his true colors. They were ready to kick MJF’s ass, but they didn’t think he’d be a step ahead. They got outsmarted by a man who can do everything except for put on a spray tan. Last week, MJF was oranger than Cassidy and had more streaks than that toilet bowl Jericho shoved his face into! Jericho can’t wait to swirly him again! Fans chant “Swirly! Swirly!”
MJF is only 25 years old! When Jericho was 25, he was still having wet dreams! But MJF at 25 is at the pinnacle of pro-wrestling. See what he did there? But here’s the thing! MJF, you consider yourself a fine wine, that he’ll get better with age. But he doesn’t want to wait for the aging, he wants it all now! He wants to be better than The GOAT, Chris Jericho, now. Those are big, big shoes to fill, MJF. You gotta go smaller, take baby steps. Be better than Peter Avalon, or Michael Nakazawa, or “that stupid Burberry scarf you’ve been wearing for a few years. It’s tired, it’s old, it’s stale, and it sucks!” Time to change it up, MJF! Plus, Jericho was rocking the scarf look a few years ago, so if you’re better than Jericho, why is he stealing Jericho’s shit?
But Jericho has an old clipboard in the back if MJF wants to add it to the list of things he’s stolen from Jericho! Y’see, MJF isn’t as good as he thinks he is, and he believes his own hype. Jericho sees MJF listening to the critics and the fans online. MJF would bee-line after every match or promo he’s ever had just to check what people thought! That’s called “Being a mark.” But Jericho makes it “being a Max,” because Max is a mark for himself! The true issue is that MJF knows he will never, ever be better than Jericho. He will never be better than Jericho, and you know it. That’s because Jericho is a true fine wine that has aged and fermented and soured.
Speaking of sour, just look at the men My Jerkoff Friend has aligned with! Tully Blanchard! He’s the greatest mind in pro-wrestling history? Really? No, he’s the third-string member of the Four Horsemen, stuck between Ole Anderson and Paul Roma. Then there’s FTR! They would be one of the best tag teams in the world today, but they’re completely interchangeable! Which one is which? It’s like the AEW version of The Jonas Brothers, where you know they’re good, you know they make money, but you don’t know any of their names! Is that Dax? Cash? Ax? Smash? Axel? Slash? “I DON’T KNOW!!”
And then of course, there’s Shawn Spears. Such a great upside, so they say, but Jericho’s never seen it. All Jericho has is the number on his phone from when Spears called him after getting fired from “The Fed” 10 years ago, asking for advice. Spears aligning himself with My Jerkoff Friend is about as good a move as rocking the blonde mohawk in 2021. And then there’s Wardlow! Of of course! A million dollar body with a 13 cent brain, and guess what? He’s so dumb, he has to strip naked to count to 21! Think about it, Jericho’s seen him do it. But compared to the Inner Circle, the NEW Inner Circle that will dominate AEW once more but with the fans all behind them, The Pinnacle is good, can beat the crap out of them, but who cares?! The Inner Circle loves to fight!
The bottom line is, the Inner Circle will shove the faces of The Pinnacle up each other’s asses and form a human centipede, with MJF in the back! “You want blood? You want violence? You got it!!” They’ve been waiting for a match since March 25th of last year! Why play grab ass anymore? You want blood and violence? You get it! May 5th, right here at Daily’s Place, for the first time ever, Pinnacle VS Inner Circle, BLOOD AND GUTS!! The Inner Circle is back in black, and now that they’re back, they will kick the ever living shit out of the Pinnacle! “The worst is yet to come, God help you for it!!” FINALLY, the match the world has wanted to see! Will MJF’s future be nothing but suffering for what he has done?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Dasha congratulates Captain Charisma on his victorious AEW in-ring debut. So then, how is he feeling? And what’s next? Christian says last week “was the culmination of an entire year of me scratching, clawing, and grinding in complete solitude for that very moment of stepping through those ropes, kneeling down, kissing that canvas, and taking back what was taken from me seven years ago.” Now he can’t talk about last week without talking about his opponent, Frankie Kazarian. Kaz took him to the deep waters, and pushed him so far down. Christian’s lungs were on fire, and he loved every single second of it!
Fans were in awe of Kaz’s performance, but not Christian, because Christian has always known what Kaz is about. Kaz knows that Christian isn’t like everyone else. When you step into the ring with Christian, you have to bring it up another level. Christian makes others level up! But then Taz interrupts and says for those who don’t know, these two have known each other for a long time. That all said, seven years is a long time. Taz has a team that can help Christian get where he wants to be, so Taz will just get right to his offer: Christian can join Team Taz! They can all help each other, and a guy with Christian’s wealth of knowledge would be a great help.
And before Christian can say too much first, Taz won’t put him on the spot. Christian can sleep on it. Will Captain Charisma choose to join the Path of Rage?
Jurassic Express VS Bear Country!
Two forces of nature will collide, but #OneWillFall. Godzilla VS Kong is in theaters, but here is a pretty good teaser right here! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus represent for the reptiles? Or will the burly Boulder & Bronson bring the heat on behalf of warm-blooded beasts everywhere?
The teams sort out, Luchasaurus steps up to Boulder and fans fire up already! Bronson and JB walk over, and Bronson shoves JB right down! Luchasaurus choke grips Bronson, but Boulder shoves Luchasaurus to the corner! JB returns to SHOTGUN dropkick Bronson, then dodges Boulder to set him up for Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Another SHOTGUN, another BOOT and the Bears are out of the ring! JB builds speed to DIVE into Bronson! JB keeps going, and DIVES again! JB keeps it up, and he FLIES, but into the arms of Bear Country! But JB wriggles free as Luchasaurus FLIES in and bowls Bear Country over!
Fans fire up as JB and Luchasaurus regroup. They get Boulder in, Luchasaurus drags Boulder up but Boulder RAMS him into the corner! Bronson tags in, Boulder whips him in and Bronson SPLASHES Luchasaurus in the corner! Bronson fires off hands, Luchasaurus shoves back but Bronson ROCKS him! Tag to Boulder and now Bronson whips Boulder in, but into a boot then KNEE! Bronson runs in, Luchasaurus goes up and over, then handsprings to dodge Boulder! Hot tag to JB! Luchasaurus elbows Bronson, JB leaps but Boulder catches the rana! Luchasaurus is up top, and LEAPS, but he just bounces off Boulder! Boulder keeps JB up to BOMB him!
AEW goes picture in picture as Boulder grits his teeth as he paces around JB and fans rally up. Boulder brings JB up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Boulder makes sure his arms are working, and Luchasaurus seems to be alright after that crash landing. Tag to Bronson, the bears mug JB, and Bronson drags JB up to DECK him! JB gets to a corner, Bronson storms over but JB kicks back from below. Bronson blocks a kick to rain down furious fists! Bronson lets off as the ref counts, and he drags JB up. JB SLAPS Bronson, CHOPS him, but Bronson HEADBUTTS JB down! Cover, TWO! Bronson grows frustrated but he stalks JB and keeps him from Luchasaurus.
Bronson whips JB to CLOBBER him! Tag to Boulder, Bronson stands on JB and then Boulder steps on him! Boulder drags JB up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! JB writhes but he still reaches for Luchasaurus. Boulder stands on JB’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then drops a big elbow on the back! Boulder drags JB up, puts him in a corner and whips him corner to corner to then back drop on the rebound! AEW returns to single picture as Boulder drags JB up and tags Bronson in. Bear Country mugs JB, then Bronson whips JB into the corner. JB BOOTS back, fights out and slides under but Boulder tags in!
Bronson keeps JB from Luchasaurus, Bear Country double suplexes, but JB lands on his feet! JB dodges and hot tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders, BOOTS Boulder then BOOTS him in the corner! Luchasaurus adds Bronson to the pile to fire off hands! GERMAN SUPLEX for Bronson, then Luchasaurus ducks the running knee to kip up and TAIL WHIP! LARIAT! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus and he waits for Boulder to get up. Boulder turns around into a choke grip! Bronson storms over, into a choke grip! The bears break free but Luchasaurus boots through their double clothesline! ROUNDHOUSE to HEEL KICK!
Luchasaurus runs but is put on the apron. He HEADBUTTS Boulder, climbs up, but Boulder trips him up! Boulder climbs up, but Luchasaurus choke grips! Boulder fights it off! But Luchasaurus still gets the grip! Boulder HEADBUTTS Luchasaurus! Boulder gets a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans are fired up! Boulder covers, but JB FROG SPLASHES it apart! Bronson drags JB up to throw him out but JB shoulders back in! JB slingshots and spins around to DDT! JB baits Boulder into Luchasaurus’ EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, but Bronson scoops JB for a MICHINOKU DRIVER onto the pin! All four are down and the fans fire up again!
The teams regroup as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Bronson and Boulder combine, head for Luchasaurus, CANNON BEAR!! They drag Luchasaurus to a cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus survives and Boulder can’t believe it! Boulder is frustrated, but he tags Bronson in, and they decide to combine again! Boulder has Bronson on the Electric Chair, but Luchasaurus sits up! JB returns and he dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson drops into the TAIL WHIP!! Boulder BOOTS Luchasaurus, grabs JB and whips, but JB LARIATS on the return! Luchasaurus pushes Boulder out! Bronson staggers into a choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! MESOZOIC MOONSAULT! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Who needs Godzilla VS Kong? This was a true clash of alpha titans! Will Jurassic Express now pull into the top spot right behind Death Triangle?
AEW hears from QT Marshall.
In reference to Cody Rhodes, “Your mantra should be, ‘Do the work for me.‘ Whether it’s creating this incredible training facility, or carrying your broken down brother through whatever career he had left, ever since the beginning of our ‘friendship,’ all I’ve ever done is do work for you.” QT is sick of the narrative Cody is creating about how he was going out of his way to help QT, but leaving QT dead in the water before he ever got started. Cody wants to doubt QT Marshall’s credentials? Let’s talk about those credentials for a minute. Cody was second fiddle to Ted (DeBiase) Jr, then went hiding behind face paint because even as “Dusty’s kid,” he knew he’d never amount to shit.
But Cody “figured it out” at some point. He got on the indies, surrounded himself with “vanilla midgets,” and felt like the star he knew he’d never be. But QT has surrounded himself with men. Hungry, sick and tired of waiting in the shadows, and that can trust QT and QT can trust back. Because unlike “Bargain Brand Sting,” QT isn’t worried about other people’s success. Aaron Solow, “who will never be known as ‘just somebody’s boyfriend.'” Nick Comoroto, who isn’t just some “body guy.” And Anthony Ogogo, who is a household name in the UK! A mainstream fighter and star! The British follow his career and cheer every punch. Ogogo does Subway commercials for business and knocks people out for fun!
But this ain’t Great Britain, this is “Shitty” America! So all you Yanks are gonna learn soon enough who Ogogo is. QT tells Cody that this is HIS goddamn factory now! Comoroto splashes the Nightmare Factory logo on the wall with blue paint, and this fearsome foursome has left its mark! Will others join them? Or will they simply know not to side with The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?
AEW returns with Schiavone on stage.
This never gets old for Tony. Once again on Dynamite, “It’s STIIIIIIIING~!” The snow, the crow and the Icon! A lot to unpack with the TNT Championship coming up, but Jake the Snake interrupts. “This is not the way we do it. You remember! How can you forget? It’s only been what? Seven days?” They start, Snake and Archer interrupt, Sting does nothing and keeps his mouth shut, or maybe just shuts his hole. Where’s his little gerbil friend, by the way? Yes, he’s a gerbil. But they say insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, and Snake is a crazy son of a bitch so he should know!
But Archer interrupts now and says this is enough. If that’s insanity, then Snake isn’t the only crazy one, Archer’s “one sick son of a bitch!” And Archer is sick and tired of the AEW agenda! Bring Archer in, bring him to the top, but then send him away. He fights Moxley, then goes away. He works main event after main event, then he goes away. He’s done with that! The world will pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster, and Sting will pay attention closely. This is Archer’s time! Archer should be getting the interviews! Sting doesn’t need to talk because this is Archer’s time! But then Sting snatches the mic away!
“Now it’s MY time!” Then say something! He’d say something if Archer would be slow to speak and quick to listening. Zip up and understand that Sting AGREES! Archer is a main event guy, but then he disappears, and Sting doesn’t understand it, either! Snake, what’s wrong with you? What’s that dumbfounded face for? Tell Archer how to do it! Or maybe just shut your hole now. Sting says Archer IS main event material, he has “it,” but Snake needs to actually help him! Help Archer channel this in the right direction and then he will be in that ring on TNT in a main event, maybe even for the world title, without disappearances. Just make it happen! Make it showtime! If you’ve got it in you, go do it!
Sting storms off, but All Ego, Ethan Page, and the Face of the Revolution, Scorpio Sky, are watching from the bleachers. They don’t seem to see it Sting’s way, but what is Archer’s response? Archer storms off, too, with Snake following. With Ethan and Scorpio have their own input on this?
Team Taz speaks.
But before Taz himself can say anything, Ricky Starks speaks up and wants to start by saying AEW Dark was great! They got the win thank to Brian Cage! And as the winner, let’s hear from Cage! Taz speaks up and says no, not this time. Starks instigated, he isn’t going to get away with it this week. Will Hobbs wants to say something but Taz already knows what he’ll say. Everyone just needs to chill out, get on the same page. Starks, stop instigating. But they’ve got to be real smart, because they’ve got an offer to a real blue chipper in Christian Cage. That could happen! Starks says absolutely. But will they be able to handle having two Cages on the same team? Or will they end up with no Cages in no time?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
The Relentless wants to be a fighting champion, and another rising star answered the call! Will the Blue Collar Badass prove that even a rugged mug like his can be the Face of the Network? Or will the Icon prove to be a superior wingman to the Hollywood Hunk and the Beautiful Brazilian Beefcake?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the fighting champion is in for a fight!
Darby and JD stare down as fans fire up and rally. They circle, tie up, and JD puts Darby in a corner. The ref counts, Darby ducks a chop and then ducks again. Darby headlocks, JB powers up to throw him to a corner. Darby boots the chop away, shoves JD but JD goes up and over to CHOP him! Darby bails out, fans fire up, and a ring count begins. JD dares Darby to get back in and Darby is on the apron. Darby pie faces JD then dares him to bring it to the outside. JD takes the bait, Darby gets in then WRECKS JD with a dropkick! Darby runs to DIVE and ram JD into railing! Darby gets up top, Nemeth distracts everyone, and Darby leaps, but JD bounces him off his shoulder!
Nemeth laughs at Darby while JD drags him up, but Sting is there to scare Nemeth away! JD puts Darby in to drop a BIG back senton! Sting keeps backing Nemeth all they way to the timekeeper’s table and further away! JD ROCKS Darby, Nemeth keeps running, and JD CHOPS away on Darby! Bononi is still in JD’s corner as JD drops knees then covers, ONE!! Darby sputters but JD brings him up. Darby throws body shots but JD scoops and SLAMS to then drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO!, and AEW goes picture in picture.
JD stalks Darby, drags him up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. JD waits for Darby to get up, then brings him around to ROCK him with a right! Darby ends up in a corner, JD CHOPS him, then lets him feel it for a moment. Darby gets up, SLAPS JD, but JD SLAPS Darby back! JD whips Darby, LARIATS him inside out, then covers, TWO! Darby survives but JD wraps on a chinlock! JD grinds Darby down into the mat, but Darby fights his way up. Darby throws body shots, but JD back suplexes high and hard! JD drags Darby up the corner with him, but Darby SLAPS JD! And back hands and SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS!
Darby climbs up, fires off more SLAPS, then haymakers! JD shoves Darby away and hits a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Darby survives, JD grows frustrated, but JD steps on Darby as he goes to the corner. AEW returns to single picture as Darby bails out. JD pursues, stalks Darby, and he brings Darby around but Darby throws body shots! Darby throws a forearm but JD tosses him into ropes to CLOBBER him! JD shouts, “Tonight’s MY night!” Darby crawls, Bononi cheers JD on, and JD refreshes the ring count to then aim at Darby near the railings. JD runs in and CANNONBALLS but only into railing as Darby dodges!
Darby gets to the ring, gets up the corner, and he LEAPS onto both Bononi and JD! Darby gets back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB!” The ring count is 5 of 10 but JD gets in! Darby clubs away on JD with furious fists, then goes up the corner. JD trips Darby up! JD gets Darby in the Tree of Woe to KICK, CLUB and then sit him up by his chin. Darby SLAPS JD, but JD sits Darby up to CHOP him on the back! Darby is back in the Tree of Woe, JD runs and CANNONBALLS Darby down! JD goes up top fast, VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and JD is shocked! Fans fire up, JD drags Darby back to the drop zone and goes back up top. MOONSAULT FLOPS!
Darby is in the corner, he climbs back up but JD ROCKS him first! JD climbs up now, but Darby SLAPS him! JD SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight up top! But then Darby grabs a hand to BITE it, and hits a SUPER CODE RED!! JD is in a drop zone, Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Relentless is still champion, still Face of the Network, and still on a hot win streak! But then THE BUTCHER clobbers Darby! The Hardy Family Office is here and they mug Darby on behalf of Hardy himself! Bunny Allie says commentary needs to get their stuff off the table because they’re going to use it! But then Sting and the Dark Order are here to run HFO off! Bunny is furious, but she’s gotta face Tay Conti in the ring now! Is she reconsidering given the HFO ran off? Too late! Tay tackles her on the stage and rains down fury! The refs hurry to break this up because this needs to happen in the ring! Will Tay tear into Bunny on behalf of Darby and the Dark Order?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Marvez brings up the huge news that Blood & Guts is happening on May 5th! Jericho tells Alex Marvez he’s more handsome than usual. What’s he doing that’s new? But then MJF blindsides Jericho, and the Pinnacle join in! FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow shove Jericho towards gorilla and then the stage! Where is the Inner Circle!? MJF chokes Jericho with his scarf! FTR gets Jericho up for the MIND BREAKER!! Marvez signals to cameras, and the Inner Circle door has been bolted shut! The Inner Circle literally bust through the door to get free! But the Pinnacle keeps mugging Jericho and they get a table!
Spears brings the table to the apron, Wardlow reels Jericho in, but here comes IRON MIKE TYSON!! Tyson and Jericho may not be friends, but Tyson isn’t going to let a group of thugs brutalize Jericho! Thyson fires off on Spears! He rains down fury like in his prime! FTR saves Spears, the Inner Circle rushes to even things up!! The Pinnacle goes running now, and fans are fired up for Tyson standing with the Inner Circle! Is the Baddest Man on the Planet really on Jericho’s side? They shake hands! Jericho and Tyson let bygones be bygones, and Tyson says “up yours” to MJF! Will Iron Mike help the Inner Circle get ready for Blood & Guts?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker (and Rebel) backstage.
The Doctor has a special announcement, and a small request for Tony Khan. “Tony, give the people what they want already!” A championship match for The Doctor! But she’s ranked fourth, there are others ahead of her. Yeah, let’s talk about those rankings. The win-loss system is UTTER CRAP! Championship opportunities should be based on star power, merchandise sales, and the demographic scores, which Britt is at the top of the food chain. It’s not her fault she had to waste a year putting respect on the women’s division and make history. But like a true Role Model, she will fix the broken system, climb up the rankings, and pretend like it actually matters.
So make sure to tune into Dynamite, Dark and Elevation where you will see The Doctor getting those wins up. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker DMD. Will Britt “expose” the AEW system for what it is?
The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order!
Things may have calmed down from that brawl earlier, but there’s madness just below the surface when it comes to Allie the Bunny. But to counter the HFO being ringside, the Brazilian Blackbelt has not only the Dark Order’s Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson and Negative One, but she has Hikaru Shida with her! Will the Numbers game be in Tay’s favor?
The bell rings and these two fire off forearms! Tay gets the edge, Bunny kicks low and clubs away, then CLAWS Tay on the back! Bunny bumps Tay off buckles, Tay wobbles but Bunny bumps her off more buckles! Fans rally for Tay as Bunny digs her boots in! The ref counts, Bunny lets off and the HFO talk trash. Bunny brings Tay up and talks trash but Tay blocks the kick! Tay clinches for an EXPLODER! Bunny flounders, Tay fires up and runs in to BOOT Bunny down! Then she boot WASHES! Bunny flops out of the ring, Tay goes to the apron and aims. Bunny dodges one kick, blocks the next and trips Tay into the apron! Bunny seethes, but then laughs as she brings Tay around to snap suplex to the floor!
Bunny sees Tay floundering to railing, and run sin to SHOTGUN her into the railing! Tay flops down, the HFO is fired up and Bunny drags Tay up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny bumps Tay off the apron, brings her back around and puts her into the ring. Bunny takes a moment to laugh like a hyena, and then she stomps Tay down. Bunny drags Tay up, talks trash and throws big knees into her! Bunny runs and knee lifts Tay down! Cover, TWO! Bunny gets frustrated already but she drags Tay up. Tay fires back with forearms and then reels Bunny into a cradle! TWO, and Bunny CLOBBERS Tay! Cover, TWO! Bunny is angry again but Tay reaches out for her friends. Bunny drags Tay around, looms over her, and brings her into the cobra camel clutch! Tay endures, Bunny thrashes her around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Tay throws Bunny around with drop sayanagis! Tay then gets Bunny up for the swinging BACKBREAKER! Bunny crawls to a corner, Tay runs in but the knee hits buckles! Tay hobbles into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida and the Dark Order cheer Tay on but Bunny slaps some fire into herself. Bunny drags Tay up, brings her around, dragon sleepers but Tay fights free! Tay fires off forearms, Hardy gets on the apron and stands in Tay’s way! But Tay dodges Bunny, Bunny avoids running into Hardy, and Tay gets her for a Gory Especial, to the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO!?! Bunny survives and shocks everyone, especially Tay!
Bunny crawls to the apron, Tay drags her back up, but Bunny hotshots her! Tay staggers away onto ropes, Bunny sucker punches Shida! Bunny gets Shida’s kendo stick but all hell breaks loose between Dark Order and HFO! The ref is busy with that, just as Bunny wanted, and she SMACKS Tay with the kendo stick! Is Allie a bunny or a weasel!? Bunny then climbs up, but Shida snatches the stick away! Tay ROCKS Bunny, climbs up to get her, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Roll through, hammerlock, DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The champion helps her #1 contender, because it’s more about respect than anything! Will these friendly rivals become friendly opponents soon enough?
AEW sets up next week’s big episode of Dynamite!
After calling Darby out on Elevation and Dark, then being part of the attack on him tonight, Matt Hardy gets his shot at the TNT Championship, in a Falls Count Anywhere match! Will Big Money Matt strike gold in Daily’s Place? Then, as we learned earlier tonight, the Young Bucks will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC & Rey Fenix! The Bastard & Firebird were put on notice by Best Friends, but will the titles be part of the mix? And now that he is firmly part of QT’s cell, Anthony Ogogo finally has his AEW in-ring debut! Is Ogogo gonna knock out whoever is put in his path?
And speaking of “finally,” Red Velvet and Jade Cargill go 1v1 so settle the score! Jade won in the mixed tag, but will she pull off sweet victory all on her own? Or will Velvet get her sweet revenge? In fact…
Red Velvet speaks.
“Jade, I finally figured out what your deal is with me. Why you keep looking for me.” It’s because Jade knows that on the night she beat Velvet on national television, Jade knew then and there that she barely got the job done! Jade calls herself #ThatBitch? Then be #ThatBitchWhoGetsTheJobDone!
ONE MORE big match has been made for next week!
After the news of Blood & Guts finally happening, and after Mike Tyson stood alongside the Inner Circle, there’s a huge sampler to whet our appetites! Mike Tyson will be special guest enforcer as Chris Jericho with just Sammy Guevara ringside takes on Dax Hardwood with just Cash Wheeler by his side! That’s right, the rest of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle will be BANNED from ringside during this match to keep this as far as possible! Will Jericho and Tyson rewrite the mistakes of the past together?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks!
Did anyone ever imagine the Elite ending up like this? Will there be any going back from this? Or have the bonds between the Best Bout Machine and the Jackson brothers been severed forever?
The trios sort out, Karl Anderson starts with Matt and the fans rally on the Bucks’ side. Callis mocks Matt with how he slapped him and Matt did nothing about it. Matt storms over, Callis backs off, and Omega suddenly wants in. Anderson tags Omega, Omega tries to talk with Matt about this, and Callis scurries to commentary. Omega and Matt tie up, go around, and Omega pulls hair to put Matt on ropes. Matt turns it around, the ref counts, Matt lets off but Omega pie faces. Matt shoves, Omega shoves, things get tense and Matt backs away to tag in Nick. Nick and Omega circle now, and Nick tries to point out this is Callis’ fault.
Omega and Nick tie up, Nick wrenches, Omega wrenches back, but Nick rolls and handsprings to WRING him out! Omega boots Nick away, gets up to headlock but Nick powers out. Omega gets the headlock again, Nick powers out again, but Omega runs him over! Nick gets up and Omega double guns at him. They tie up again, Nick headlocks but Omega powers out. Nick handsprings over, then RANAS Omega out of the ring! Omega paces, gets back in and tags Anderson. The Machine Gun is upset with Nick for teaming with Moxley, then he shoves Nick, but Nick kicks low. Nick whips, Anderson reverses but Nick dodges and springboards to arm-drag then dropkick!
Nick dropkicks Omega as he gets in, but Gallows gets Nick with a choke grip! Nick breaks free, Matt gets in, the Bucks double dropkick Gallows, then Moxley clotheslines Gallows out! Moxley builds speed, TOPE AND DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Fans are thunderous as Moxley and the Bucks regroup and AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley and the Bucks stand down, Nick fetches Anderson into the ring, and Nick wrenches then tags Matt. Matt goes up to drop ax handles on Anderson’s arm. Matt wrenches the arm again and again and then tags in Moxley. Moxley climbs up to drop an ax handle on the arm. Moxley drags Anderson up to wrench, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Moxley drags Anderson up, tags Matt in and they mug Anderson. Matt wrenches, Anderson powers Matt to the corner, and he throws hands! Tag to Gallows, the Good Brothers mug Matt, then Gallows ROCKS Matt with uppercuts and haymakers, over and over and over! Gallows backs off to throw ’em up, then drags Matt up for a HEADBUTT!
Omega tags in, he and Gallows hand off the wristlock, and Omega wrenches Matt to CLUB the arm! Omega drags Matt to CLUB the arm again, then wraps the arm around ropes to pull! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and bumps Matt off buckles. Tag to Anderson, Anderson snapmares Matt to a chinlock. Matt endures, Anderson cranks back, and Matt fights up to throw body shots. Anderson ROCKS Matt with an uppercut, then CHOPS him! Anderson keeps Matt from his corner as AEW returns to single picture, and whips him back towards the Biz Cliz corner. Matt dropkicks Gallows down, DECKS Omega, then BOOTS Anderson! Matt swings into a back suplex but lands on his feet! Hot tag to Moxley!
Moxley dodges Anderson, DECKS Omega and hits Gallows, then rallies on Anderson! Moxley clotheslines, whips but Anderson reverses! Anderson runs in to clothesline, but Moxley just shrugs it off! Anderson fires off CHOPS but Moxley just leans into them! Moxley SLAPS Anderson, runs and gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Omega gets in, he gets a SNAP GERMAN! Gallows runs in but he gets a BIG GERMAN! Moxley gets Anderson with a sleeper on the apron but Anderson hotshots him! Gallows tags in, runs and YAKUZA KICKS Moxley down! Gallows drags Moxley up to rain down hands, drops an elbow, and covers, TWO!
Gallows throws headbutts, digs his boots into Moxley, and Omega digs his boots in, too. Fans rally for Moxley but Gallows drags Moxley up by his ears. Gallows throws heavy hands and Moxley flounders into a BUZZSAW! Gallows stalks Moxley to a corner, rains down more fists, then goes corner to corner, but Moxley gets up and in his face! Both men dodge and spin, Moxley kicks low to NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Moxley heads for the corner, hot tags to Nick and Anderson! Nick dodges Anderson to BLAST Omega! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, back kick, ROUNDHOUSE and have Anderson in a corner!
Gallows gets in, throws hands then throws Nick, but Nick dodges! ROUNDHOUSE, SHINING WIZARD and forearm smash in the corner, the Nick runs at Anderson. Anderson dodges, Nick hits buckles, but then Nick dodges as Anderson runs in! Anderson gets stuck in the corner, Nick runs at Gallows but is put on the apron! Nick ENZIGURIS back, climbs up and DUMDUM STOMPS, to then somersault for the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up with Nick as he goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS Gallows down! Nick shoulders into Anderson, then slingshots, into the SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Matt and Omega!
Omega stops in his tracks when he sees it’s Matt! Omega wants Matt to calm down and have a match, not a brawl. But then Omega rushes Matt, only to be sent into buckles! Matt hip tosses Omega, arm-drags him around, then whips for a BIG back drop! Omega flounders, Matt fires up and aims, but he fakes the superkick to SPIKE DDT! Omega sits up, Matt paces like a shark, and Matt fires up but still hesitates! Omega wobbles, Matt just can’t hit him with the superkick! Fans are upset, Matt checks on Omega but Omega SLAPS Matt! Omega slaps Matt around, daring him to hit him! Matt tackles him and rains down fists!
Matt lets off, Gallows gets in and YAKUZA KICKS! Nick missile dropkicks Gallows, Moxley clotheslines Gallows and himself out! Anderson BLASTS Nick with a EuroUpper! Matt SUPERKICKS Anderson! Omega gets a SNAP DRAGON on Matt! No hesitation from the Cleaner as he gets Matt back up and full nelson again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Matt staggers, Omega aims but runs into Moxley’s LARIAT! Matt gets Omega for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! “This is Awesome!” but Callis sounds worried. Matt asks if Omega is alright, but he sees Nick is up top. Matt fireman’s carries, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover, Anderson breaks it in time!!
Nick whips Anderson back out, then he goes up and up and ESCALARAS to take the Good Brothers down! Matt is again checking on Matt, but Nick wants him to finish this off. The Bucks get Omega up, they have an arm each, B T E- No, Matt hesitates! Moxley tells them to finish this! Matt knows, and says he can do this. Matt and Nick get Onega up again, B T E Tr- No…!! Matt still can’t bring himself to do it! Moxley tags in and says he’ll do this! But Matt won’t let him, so now Mox sees where this is going. Moxley blows past Matt to hit a PARADIGM SHIFT on Omega!! And then a SECOND PARADIGM SHIFT to make a point!! BULLY CHOKE!! Omega is stuck, sputtering, and then Moxley spins Omega-
NICK SUPERKICKS Moxley?! The MATT SUPERKICKS MOXLEY!! Eddie Kingston storms out to ringside, but the Good Brothers jump him! Moxley’s friend gets stomped down by Omega’s friends, but what does all this make the Bucks? MAGIC KILLER to Kingston on the ramp!! Callis says they should get a stretcher for Kingston. The Good Brothers get Moxley up, MAGIC KILLER! They put Omega on Moxley for the cover, the Biz Cliz wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
Are the Young Bucks still Omega’s friends? Are they still Biz Cliz 4 Life? Omega wants them to prove their loyalties by doing something more to Moxley! Callis whispers something to Matt, and Matt looks to Nick. They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down! Fans chant, “You Sold Out!” as Matt refuses the Too Sweet, so they can group hug! When will this emotional roller coaster with the Elite end?
Another great episode for Dynamite, and they’re clearly making a big deal out of no longer having a Wednesday Night War in their way. We’re getting a big episode next week with some good groundwork paved for it tonight, as well as for several more Wednesdays down the line. The first is that we are getting the tag title match now, but Best Friends are starting up their feud with Death Triangle again, with or without the titles. Given how tonight ended, I don’t know if PAC & Fenix win over these solidly Heel Bucks, but getting trios matches out of Death Triangle and Best Friends would still be awesome to see anyway.
We also got some great promos that put in some worked shoot material. Sting actually telling Archer he should be a top guy was great, because it is just as true as he and Archer said. This was also a good twist because where I thought we were getting Heel Archer going against Sting and/or Darby, this could flip Archer back towards a Face direction, and he’ll be taking on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, since they got cameos in the segment. QT’s promo with his unnamed faction was really good, and I am intrigued to see Ogogo finally get in the ring. Jericho’s promo tearing into MJF and The Pinnacle was an all time great, and is definitely going to be AEW’s best for this entire year. The brawl that followed and Tyson being with Inner Circle is great, as will Blood & Guts FINALLY happening!
Britt Baker’s promo was also good worked shoot adjacent, where she points out how AEW’s win loss record stuff doesn’t work. But instead of saying gimmick matches and tournaments and things are the problem, her character wants to make this into the (WWE) popularity system. This will make for a nice detail of her story as she racks up wins against lower level opponents, much like she’s already started with on Dark and Elevation, and then maybe she gets too cocky and lets one get a quick win off her, thereby ruining her run at the top spot. Plus, it feels like there’s a great story already in the works for Tay and Shida.
We got good intertwining of Darby’s story with Hardy and the Dark Order’s story with Hardy, and how Tay can fit into that against Bunny. Darby VS JD was great stuff, and then there was the great segue of the attack by the HFO, and how Tay and Bunny brawled then had their own solid match. Shida VS Tay is going to be big, and at this rate, could go either way because Tay is a hot hand right now. I’m surprised there wasn’t intertwining with Hangman, but given his great match with Caster to lock in as #1, maybe AEW is going to shift him towards the world title soon. I am also surprised Caster is getting the greenlight on his lyrics but I am not complaining, either.
We got an awesome main event with that 3v3, with great story of the Bucks unable to proverbially pull the trigger on Omega. The Bucks might be coming off a bit too wishy-washy, because they did the group Too Sweet but they then get up set at Callis but now they do this because they just can’t bring themselves to hate Omega. I guess the Biz Cliz can roll as a bigger group, with any number of possibilities given the growing partnerships with Impact and NJPW. But for just AEW, is there a chance Moxley and Kingston can get Death Triangle to side with them for just long enough to take on Omega’s group? Kingston may have been manipulating the Lucha Bros just months ago, but they all have common enemies in Omega and The Bucks. Plus, that’s a wild combination there that needs to be in a match together.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)
Another Dark Dozen on deck!
Who will be left behind in the Dark?
Big Money Matt wants to keep the money train rolling, and that means continuing win streaks! Will he and The Butcher get another W in AEW?
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge; Team Taz wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander; Jurassic Express wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol; Nemeth wins.
- Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office; Butcher wins.
- The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; The Sea Stars win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress; Velvet & King win.
- JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black; Drake wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro; Kiss & Janela win.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum; Sydal wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales; Hardy wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country; Bear Country wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins!
While John Silver recovers, and after Max Caster beat Colt Cabana on Elevation, Evil Uno, Stu Greyson & Alex Reynolds combine forces on classic Dark! But will they truly be a 1-2-3 combination?
The bell rings, Hopkins leads the charge but gets run over by Stu! JSP and Scott get around Uno and Reynolds, but then Uno and Reynolds BOOT them down! Things sort out now and Stu drags Hopkins up. Hopkins swings a hand but gets ROCKED for it! Stu OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Hopkins to the corner, tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds fires off EuroUppers! Hopkins wobbles but back kicks low. Reynolds ends up in a corner, Hopkins runs in but Reynolds dodges, and comes back with a forearm smash! Reynolds runs to LEAPING ELBOW! Hopkins staggers into a dropkick! Reynolds handsprings up, fans fire up and Reynolds brings Hopkins over.
Tag to Uno, Uno tags Stu, and Stu whips Uno for Uno to whip Stu and forearm smash! Drop toehold to basement dropkick, then Stu paces around. Stu drags Hopkins up but Hopkins flapjack hotshots! Tag to Scott and he RAMS Stu into the corner! Scott fires off forearms and uppercuts on Stu, then tags JSP and JSP runs in to uppercut! JSP snapmares and basement EuroUppers! Cover, TWO! JSP brings Stu up, back kicks, front kicks but Stu ducks the roundhouse to URENAGE! Tag to Uno, JSP tags Hopkins but Uno rallies on everyone! BOOT for Hopkins, then Uno blocks Scott’s boot to throw him down and stomp the hands!
Uno basement dropkicks Scott out of the ring, then catches Hopkins for an END OF DAYS! Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Hopkins, and Reynolds tags in before the ELBOW SIDEWALK SLAM! The OG feed Hopkins to Reynolds for a POP-UP KNEE! Fisherman for the CRADLE DRIVER! Cover, The Dark Order win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
And indeed, Players One, Two and Three get the 1-2-3! Will they continue to stand strong, even with enemies closing in on all sides?
Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi & JD Drake talk backstage.
Beautiful Bononi tells the Hollywood Hunk that this was his idea, and Bononi already said it is “humanly impossible,” so it is all on Nemeth. Nemeth says he needs two wingmen! And this guy will be perfect! They can mold him into something hot, sexy, beautiful, bold, supple! Amazing! JD likes that word but what does “supple” mean? Nemeth says they aren’t going to change who he is, they accept him for who he is, but- JD says he may speak slow with an accent, but he’s not an idiot. These are sounding like fat jokes.
Nemeth says it’s just about going from having the rugged beard to a nice mustache, or bleaching his hair and styling it. Just something to make him sexier. What’s sexier than a hard-working, blue collar badass? Well, we’ll see. Wingmen on three. One, two… Okay only Nemeth is into it, that’s fine. He wants them to know he loves ’em and he’ll see them out there. Will Pretty Peter Avalon’s boys be able to pull it off?
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge!
The Absolute, the Machine and the Powerhouse won their first match as a trio, but it was a bit… tense. Will Team Taz still (not) be fine after another try?
The trios sort out, with Team Taz arguing a little, and Cage gets the team to let him start. Cage starts against Law, and runs him right over! Cage drags Law back up, whips him to a corner but Law goes up and over, only to get caught! Law flails and gets free, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to TOSS him away! Brick tags in, circles with Cage, and fans rally up as the two tie up. Cage gets to a headlock, Brick powers out to a hammerlock then a headlock, but Cage powers out. Brick rams Cage but Cage comes back to ram and ROCK Brick! “Who betta?!” Starks cheers a little too much as Cage whips Brick. Brick reverses but Cage tilt-o-whirls to headscissor!
Cage waits for Brick to get up, then he back kicks and snap suplexes! Cage runs to drop a leg, brother! Cage hauls Brick up, looks at Starks, and tags Hobbs in. Hobbs and Cage mug Brick but Starks lets that slide since he did the same to Cage. Hobbs boxes Brick from all sides, then whips him to ropes. Brick dodges and rams Hobbs! Hobbs staggers but smiles, to then hit a SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs grins wider as he drags Brick up. Hobbs wants a tag, Starks makes sure he gets it first. They mug Brick now, then Starks ROCKS Brick. Brick shoves Starks down and tags in Backlund! Backlund fires off on Starks, then dodges to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up as Backlund has Starks in the corner! Starks shoves Backlund, DECKS Law, them puts Backlund up and out, and Backlund accidentally elbow drops Law! Starks shoves Backlund in, drags him up and CHOPS, then ROCKS him! Starks plays things up too long and Backlund BOOTS him! Backlund climbs up, leaps and crossbodies, but into Starks’ arms! The ref is busy with this and Hook trips Brick off the apron! Starks adjusts Backlund’s position for the ROSHAMBEAUX! Starks asks if Cage wants to finish this off, then tags him in. Cage drags Backlund back up, and gets him up for the DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
Well that seemed rather magnanimous of Starks. Though, he sure is leaning into cheering Cage on… But either way, the team won because they’re #AbsoluteMachines! Who can stop the path of rage?
Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are preparing for a kaiju class collision on Dynamite with Bear Country, so they’re gonna represent for Team Godzilla! Will The Pectoral Poseidon and The Sensation make for a good warm-up before the war of the monsters on Wednesday?
The teams sort out and Alexander starts with JB. JB and Alexander circle, tie up, and JB hammerlocks to a headlock. Alexander powers out, comes back but JB headlocks to takeover. Alexander headscissors, JB moves around to pop free and then rolls Alexander back to whip. Alexander reverses, JB dodges and waistlocks, Luchasaurus tags in before the O’Conner Roll. JB gets Alexander up and Luchasaurus BOOTS him into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Lawless tags in and he rams Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge and he CHOPS back! Lawless brings down the straps and eggs Luchasaurus on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, Lawless BOOTS! Lawless fires up but gets caught for a KNEE!
Luchasaurus whips Lawless to the corner, fires off, and tags in JB. Lawless staggers into the choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Alexander, BUZZSAWS Lawless, JB BLINDSIDE ELBOWS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The King of the Monsters would be proud! Will the boy and his dinosaur win one for Godzilla on Dynamite?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Hollywood Hunk rolls with one of his wingmen and looks to be hotter than even the Fire of the Sun. Will the Blue Collar Badass be there for him, no matter what?
The bell rings and Nemeth and Fuego circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he and Nemeth tie up. Nemeth drops to fireman’s carry takeover, and JD says that’s two points! Nemeth and Fuego reset, Nemeth gets around to waistlock, then throws Fuego down! Another two points! Nemeth taunts Fuego and rubs in the fact he has a 4-0 lead that doesn’t even matter here. Fuego gets him back with arm-drag after arm-drag! Fuego then dodges, tilt-o-whirls and arm-drags again! Fuego grinds Nemeth, twists the wrist, and then kicks the arm! And again! And again and again and again! Fuego gives one last KICK, then wrenches through to a wristlock.
Fuego whips, Nemeth reverses and runs in but Fuego elbows him away! Fuego goes up, hops over and victory rolls to get the legs! Fuego has an inverted surfboard, for the PENDULUM! Nemeth endures, Fuego drops him down hard and body scissors him to a cover, TWO! Fuego hurries up top, fans fire up and he leaps, but no tornado! Nemeth TOSSES Fuego out of the ring hard! JD laughs at Fuego’s pain, and Nemeth goes out to stomp Fuego down. Nemeth puts Fuego in, covers, TWO! Nemeth rains down fists on Fuego then stomps him. Nemeth grinds Fuego’s face into the mat, hammerlocks the arm and twists the arm. Fuego endures, even as Nemeth handstands on the hold!
Nemeth drops to add torque, then he claws Fuego’s face! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and has Fuego in a corner. Nemeth whips Fuego corner to corner hard, then shows off the hips and thighs. Nemeth runs in to RAM Fuego, then throws in knee after knee! Nemeth drags Fuego up again, back suplexes just to carry Fuego around, then DROPS him! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Nemeth grows frustrated. Nemeth clamps on with a mounted cobra clutch and pulls Fuego back. Fuego endures, Nemeth brings him up, and fans rally as Fuego fights free. Fuego throws body shots, KICKS a leg, then KICKS an arm! Nemeth blocks a kick, flips Fuego but Fuego ENZIGURIS!
Fuego reels Nemeth in but Nemeth wrenches through to fireman’s carry. Fuego fights and gets the arm, then has the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Nemeth gets up, Fuego runs in but is put out on the apron! Fuego hotshots the arm! Fuego calls for it, springboards, but into a DROPKICK! Nemeth gets Fuego up for a RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, Nemeth wins!
Winner: Ryan Nemeth, by pinfall
Whatever the points were, the Hollywood Hunk finished it off so he wins either way! Will this be what shows JD that you can be groomed and gritty at the same time?
AEW Outside the Ring is almost here!
The first episode premieres this Friday at 9 AM Eastern! Who will Lexi Nair have as her first guest(s) of her new talk show?
Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office!
The apparent father of SNAKEMAN is back, but he’s taking on Big Money Matt’s big, beefy brute! Will Butcher make Cruz into chuck meat in the Dark?
The bell rings, Butcher CLOBBERS Cruz in a corner, then throws off his jacket to headbutt away on Cruz! The ref counts, Butcher waits for Cruz to get up, and then he CHOPS him down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Cruz again! Cover, and Butcher wins!
Winner: The Butcher, by pinfall
Well that was quick! And the HFO throws Cruz out and stand tall together. Will they be taking far more than just the ring in the coming days?
The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
Oddly enough, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo just teamed with the Wrestling Gamer recently and did very well, despite losing. But now the vixen teams with Allure, will they be the ones to sink the Siren and and her sister? Or will Vox and Exo reel them in, hook, line and sinker?
The teams sort out and Vox starts with Allure. They circle, tie up, and Vox slips through to wrench and wristlock. Tag to Exo and the Sea Stars fish hook to BOOT! Cover, ONE! Exo stays on Allure but gets a jawbreaker for it! Allure scrambles and tags in Vert! Vert runs in, Exo goes around but blocks the hip toss to backslide! Cover, TWO! Vert staggers up in to a kick, and Exo whips but Vert reverses. Vert runs but into boots! Exo swings but into a lift and Vert puts Exo in the corner! Vert CLAWS Exo into the Tree of Woe then STOMPS her down! Cover, ONE! Vert pushes Exo around, drags her up but Exo hits back.
Vert facelocks, tags Allure, and they mug Exo. They then put Exo in the corner, Allure CHOPS and fires off forearms! Allure digs her boots in, tags Vert, and Vert digs a forearm into Exo’s face! The ref reprimands, Vert CHOPS Exo, then elbows her! Tag to Allure, and Allure gets in Exo’s face with trash talk before she CHOPS! Exo gets mad and CHOPS back! Allure ROCKS Exo, talks more trash, then CHOPS again! Allure kicks, hooks a leg for an INVERTED PAGE TURNER! Cover, TWO! Exo survives and Allure is shocked! Allure puts Exo in the corner, tags in Vert, and they double forearm smash! Vert ROCKS Vox, runs in and SHINING WIZARDS Exo!
Vert scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Exo survives and Vert is furious! Fans rally up, Vert stomps Exo, and drags her up. “Who do you think you are, Delmi!?” Vert talks a lot of trash, then runs, but Exo dodges to NECKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Vert and Exo crawl, hot tag to Vox! Vox shoulders Vert, goes up and over to headscissor, then dodges Allure to CLOBBER her! Vox fires up, ducks a roundhouse, and fish hooks for the LARIAT! Cover, but Allure breaks it! Exo gets Allure and throws her out hard, then regroups with her sister. Vox runs in to uppercut Vert, then feeds her to Exo’s clinch!
EXPLODER into the drop zone, and then Exo becomes Vox’s knee-board for the SENTON! Cover, The Sea Stars win!
Winners: The Sea Stars, by pinfall
The sisters stay afloat in the rising tide! Will they use this wave of momentum to take the AEW Women’s Division by storm?
The Acclaimed have a new music video!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me, call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. The Elite didn’t want you, that’s gotta suck. Pour a drink when you wanna keep it bottled up. Ask Kenny, Matt ‘n’ Nick, even Papa Buck. They said, ‘Hangman? No, you can’t hang with us.’ Then you found the Dark Order. It’s like you’re in your prime but you found Pop Warner. You know the truth when you’re looking in the glass. They’ll leave you, too, when I beat that ass!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock ya ass of the high horse. You are not a cowboy! I think you need an Altoid. So get out my face cuz your breath be stinking. Maybe stop drinking. Platinum, see me in the rankings, I’m coming for that numbah one spot. People think it’s ludicrous but I’m proving that it’s not. I’m a shooter, homie. I ain’t moving with the clock. I’ma take you out faster than you take a shot. Cosplay cowboy, probably ride sidesaddle. You probably on all fours, taking five paddles, from the Dark Order in the club house. You went soft but the Platinum is thugged out!
“I beat 10, beat Alex, and Colt, too. I’ll get Five, John Silver, Uno and Stu. And when your friends are all on the shelf, you’ll be back sitting at the bar by yourself. This goes out to Hangman. In the ring, you can’t hang, man. And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me. Call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. Call us up! You feelin’ lonely, Hangman? I know you feelin’ lonely.” Platinum just dropped some heavy bars, but will be the one getting dropped on Dynamite?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress!
Along with Big Swole, Velvet and The King won last week and hope to keep that going! Swole won on Elevation, can Velvet and King win in the Dark? Or will they be forced to face reality by Madi and Vipress?
The teams sort out, King starts against Madi and they tie up. They go around, King headlocks and hits a takeover. Madi headscissors but King kips free. King headlocks again, but Madi pulls hair to pop free to her own headlock. King powers out, then runs Madi over hard! Madi scrambles to a corner, King is on her with stomps and elbows, then whips Madi just to arm-drag her into the corner! Madi scrambles away, Vipress tags in, and Vipress waistlocks King. King slips around to facelock but Vipress wrenches out. King kicks low, tags in Velvet, and they double whip Vipress just to send her into buckles! And again, and then crisscross to throw Vipress down! Cover, ONE!
Velvet tags King in, they hand off the wrench then tag again. They double whip, bypass and calf kick Vipress down! King sets Vipress on the mat and combines with Velvet, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress and drags her up to ROCK her with a right. Velvet whips, Vipress reverses but Velvet mule kicks back! Velvet springboards to crossbody, then slides under to sweep the legs! Velvet stirs it up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress but Vipress ROCKS her back! Vipress facelocks, clubs Velvet, Madi distracts the ref and Vipress CLAWS Velvet’s eyes! King storms in but the ref keeps her back!
Vipress shoves Velvet and Madi chokes her in the corner! Tag, and Madi smiles as she throws forearms into Velvet. Madi snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Madi drags Velvet up, tags Vipress, and they bring Velvet around to double whip. They double shoulder Velvet down, Madi hits a BOOM DROP! Vipress covers, TWO! Velvet hits back with body shots but Vipress clubs her, for a ROLLING STO! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives but Vipress drags her into a chinlock. Fans rally as Velvet endures the knee in the back. Velvet fights up, throws body shots but both women throw they other by their hair!
Fans fire up as both women are down and crawling. Hot tags to King and Madi! King rallies on Vipress and Madi with forearms and clotheslines! King blocks a clothesline and kick, Madi ducks King’s heel kick but not the boot, or the ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Madi in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, Vipress tags in, but King dodges her. Velvet gets in Vipress’ way, and King SHOTGUNS Vipress down! Tag to Velvet, King feeds Vipress to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a whip but Vipress DECKS King! Velvet SHINING WIZARDS, then hoists Vipress up top! Velvet ROCKS Vipress, then hits ICONOCLASM! Cover but Madi breaks it!
King rushes in to fire off on Madi! Vipress swings on King but into KINGDOM FALLS! Velvet adds the CHEF’S KISS! Cover, King & Velvet win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
And that’s a sweep on the week! Will Swole, Velvet and King roll together all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black!
The Hollywood Hunk set the example, and now the Blue Collar Badass is stepping in the ring! Will he prove that rough and tumble is sexy? Or will he be needing a makeover after taking on the EmpBRUH?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. JD Kicks low, CLUBS Baron, then throws forearms! JD swings a chop but Baron dodges. Baron throws a chop but JD dodges. JD headlocks, Baron powers out but JD whips Baron away. Baron blocks the hip toss, but JD blocks the counter hip toss, and back again. Baron ducks the clothesline to reel JD into a cobra twist! JD endures, Baron digs an elbow in, but JD powers out to hip toss Baron OUT of the ring! Baron crashes down, Nemeth keeps his distance and JD goes out to fetch Baron. JD whips Baron at the post but Baron stops himself! Baron CHOPS JD, but JD pops him to the apron and CLOBBERS him on the rebound!
JD goes up and in to leave Baron behind, and he wants a count out! The ref does count, Baron slowly gets up at 3, and JD counts along as it goes past 5. Baron gets in at 7, JD is after him with CHOPS and forearms! JD stomps Baron down, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, JD lets off and then he brings Baron up. Baron throws body shots, shoves JD over but JD shoves him away. JD runs in to corner splash and Belly2Belly! JD climbs up to hit a VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Baron slowly gets up but JD pushes him around. Fans rally but Baron throws body shots! JD and Baron brawl, JD CHOPS then powers up, but Baron catches him!
JD elbows free to reel Baron in, and suplexes only for Baron to slip out! Baron waistlocks, JD breaks free and shoves Baron, but Baron clotheslines! JD stays up, Baron runs and clotheslines again, but JD is still up! Baron dodges to atomic drop and EuroUpper JD, into a SNAP GERMAN! JD staggers up, Baron brings down the straps! Baron runs corner to corner to DISCUS in the corner, and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! JD survives and Baron grows frustrated. Nemeth coaches JD, Baron gets up and reels JD in. JD back drops but Baron sunset flips then shifts to get the legs! Baron wants the Cloverleaf but JD swats at him then boots him down! JD gets up, grits his teeth and CHOPS again!
JD eggs Baron on so Baron fires up and CHOPS back! JD CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Fans fire up as they CHOP faster and faster! Baron spins to CHOP again, but then JD ducks the discus to fire off a strike fest, ROUNDHOUSE! JD runs but Baron follows but JD gets around, SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, JD wins!
Winner: JD Drake, by pinfall
Scrap Metal’s chest is bleeding from the damage done by chops alone, but he isn’t even bothered by it! Will JD be even more badass when he takes on Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship on Dynamite?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro!
After venting some frustrations and getting past them, Jersey’s Finest rides again! But will the tension and disappointment only return after facing Fry Daddy & The Truly Blessed?
The teams sort out and the Concrete Rose starts, but both KC and Frye rush him! Kiss goes Matrix, the Bad Boy DOUBLE LARIATS KC and Frye down, and then Kiss throws Frye out. Kiss handsprings and back kicks KC, then snapmares to run and basement dropkick! Kiss drags KC up, tags Janela in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip. Kiss drops, Janela atomic drops, and then they combine for a TOSS BOMB! Cover, TWO! Janela drags KC over and lets him tag Frye! Janela then BOOTS Frye, brings him around and suplexes for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Admittedly, Janela doing a dolphin kick in the pin was a bit cocky of him, but Janela keeps on Frye with a scoop and slam.
Tag to Kiss, Kiss hops up, and hits a splash! Tag to Janela, he goes up and drops a SPLASH! Tag to Kiss, Kiss drops another SPLASH! Tag back to Janela, and yes, it’s another SPLASH! Janela does a Fargo Strut and drops the straps. Kiss and Janela bring Frye up but KC runs in. KC till-o-whirl DDT’s Kiss! Janela pops KC up for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Frye ROCKS Janela, runs and KNEES him down! Janela goes to a corner, BOOTS then SUPERKICKS Frye down! Kiss fireman’s carries Frye for a SPLIT K O! Janela is up top, and he gives Frye #GreetingsFromAsburyPark! Cover, Jersey’s Finest wins!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
No tension, no dysfunction, no frustrations, just victory! Will Kiss & Janela finally finish that road trip to the top?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum!
The Sydal Brothers may have lost to All Ego and The Face of the Revolution, but that won’t crush their spirits! Will Matt and his third eye find a way forward in the Dark?
The bell rings, Matt wants Magnum to put the paint brush away. Magnum says if Matt has the third eye, then he’ll see the masterpiece Magnum paints on this canvas! Magnum then thrusts the brush at Matt but Matt dodges and KICKS Magnum’s leg! Sydal KICKS the leg more and Magnum hobbles around! Sydal fakes Magnum out with the QUESTION MARK! Then Sydal hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
And in the blink of a third eye, it’s over! But will it be that easy for him and Mike to rise up the rankings in AEW?
Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales!
Big Money Matt got a win over Alan Angels, and has started checking off members of the Dark Order from his “hit list!” At the same time, he wants after the TNT Champion! Will Vary be a tune-up as he goes after both those goals?
But speaking of Darby, he is watching from his favorite perch in Daily’s Place. The bell rings and fans rally for Vary but the HFO is of course on Hardy’s side. Hardy is pretty sure Vary knows who he is, and of course he does. But Vary and Hardy still tie up, go around, and Hardy puts Vary in the corner. Hardy then RAMS into Vary over and over, but lets off as the ref counts. Hardy ROCKS Vary, taunts him, then DECKS him! Hardy scoops Vary for SNAKE EYES, and a LARIAT! Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” and he pushes Vary around. Hardy whips Vary corner to corner but Vary dodges as Hardy runs in.
Vary dropkicks Hardy down, fires off haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Vary runs back in but is put on the apron. Vary springboards back in, Hardy dodges and Vary comes back, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Vary survives but Hardy is furious. Hardy drags Vary up but Darby looks unimpressed. Hardy underhooks Vary for the LEECH HOLD! Vary taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
Big Money Matt isn’t paid by the hour, and he puts Vary away fast! The HFO celebrates with their manager, but Hardy gets a mic to call Darby out. “Darby Allin, you have the AUDACITY to call Big Money Matt a sell-out?!” Darby’s name and image is everywhere on TNT! He’s the “Face of the Network!” DARBY’s the sell-out, not Matt! And when Matt gets the chance, he’ll show how extreme Big Money Matt still is! Did you just see how he leeched the life out of this underling? That’s what Hardy will do to Darby when he takes the TNT Championship! The truth is the truth, but is Hardy still wrong about The Relentless?
The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country!
Angelico & Jack Evans know Boulder & Bronson are headed for a clash of titans with Jurassic Express, but that won’t scare them off! Can TH2 keep from getting lost in Bear Country in the Dark? Or will they merely whet the appetite as the bears head for Dynamite?
The teams sort out, Angelico starts with Bronson and the two circle. They tie up and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico then shifts to a headlock, grinds Bronson down and wrenches to a wristlock. Bronson spins through, drops and waistlocks to slam Angelico down. Angelico moves around, Bronson holds on and they end up in the ropes. The ref counts, Bronson lets off clean and waits for Angelico. Angelico shoves Bronson, then gets around to waistlock. Bronson resists the lift, Angelico headlocks, then Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Angelico uses a cording hold, but Bronson powers out to run Angelico over!
Fans fire up with Bronson but Angelico backs off to tag in Evans. Evans talks trash to the “peasant” and calls out “the big man!” Boulder tags in but Evans shows off his power by doing a handstand push-up. Boulder and Evans tie up, and Boulder doesn’t even budge as Evans pushes! Boulder shoves Evans right out of the ring! Evans claims hair pulling but the ref knows it wasn’t that. Evans gets back in, circles with Boulder and ties up with him again. Again, Boulder doesn’t budge and he shoves Evans. Evans handsprings, runs and dropkicks but Boulder stays up. Evans dropkicks again, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Evans up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Bronson.
Bronson whips Boulder in for a BIG corner splash, then Boulder feeds Evans to Bronson’s shoulder tackle! Fans rally for Bear Country as Bronson covers, TWO! Bronson puts Evans in the corner, tags Boulder, and the bears double whip to double press SLAM! Evans flounders, Boulder brings him up and scoops him. Evans claws Boulder’s face! Hot tag to Angelico, and Angelico gets in to fire off JABS! Boulder doesn’t budge, Angelico runs but into a scoop and POWERSLAM! Boulder drags Angelico back up, tosses him to the corner and tags in Bronson. The bears mug Angelico, Bronson drags Angelico up to reel him in for a short-arm clothesline! Cover, TWO!
Bronson clamps on a chinlock but Angelico fights up. Angelico fights free, jawbreakers, and tags Evans. Evans springboards for the FLYING SCREW KICK! Evans grins as Bronson goes to the corner. Evans handsprings in but into Bronson’s arms! BEAR-SPLODER! Bronson fires up and the fans join in. Bronson drags Evans up, Evans fires off kicks and body shots, but runs into a kick! Bronson whips, but Evans dropkicks back! Evans boots, Angelico tags in, and Evans gets Bronson in the ropes! Angelico dropkicks Bronson’s legs out! Angelico stomps the knee, has a standing heel hook and Bronson endures! Angelico shifts his hold but Bronson throws haymakers!
Angelico lets go but stomps Bronson down! Bronson boots Angelico away, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS TH2 then scoop SLAMS Evans! Boulder scoop SLAMS Angelico, and TH2 end up in the corner together. Boulder runs in to SPLASH SANDWICH! Boulder fireman’s carries Angelico, Evans leaps but into Boulder’s arms! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up now and he tags Bronson back in. The bears combine with the Electric Chair lift, for the BEAR BOMB!! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Boulder & Bronson are rolling towards their showdown with Jurassic Express! But who will survive when these forces of nature collide on Dynamite?
At an hour and 16, this was a manageable episode of Dark, with a lot of short matches that were still good matches. I do like that we’re getting story progress here, such as with the new group of Nemeth, JD and Bononi, and another great new music video from Max Caster. I also like that Starks and Cage were still being passive aggressive with each other, that is good story for Team Taz there. We got good tune-ups for Jurassic Express and Bear Country going into their match on Dynamite, but I would feel like Jurassic Express wins because they’ve been the hot hand for some time.
My Score: 8.1/10
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