The last Dynamite before Full Gear could explode at the drop of a hat!
Before having a surely brutal I Quit match over the AEW World Championship, Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston will meet once more, face to face!
- MJF & Wardlow VS Sammy Guevara & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle; MJF & Wardlow win.
- Miro w/ The Superbad Couple VS Trent w/ Best Friends; Miro wins.
- Private Party VS The Young Bucks; The Young Bucks win.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Red Velvet w/ Brandi Rhodes; Nyla wins.
- Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes & The Gunn Club VS The Dark Order; Cody & The Gunn Club win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Dasha interviews The Inner Circle!
Le Champion says that before he joins the amazing commentary that only he can do, he gives credit to Jake Hager, “the toughest man on the planet.” He is 3-0, undefeated in MMA, just look at the battle scars. MJF and Wardlow come in and MJF says he hates the cut Jericho off, even though he is, to talk about the tension last week. He doesn’t want that, but is glad to know Jericho is doing commentary. Jericho will have a front row seat to see exactly why MJF belongs in the Inner Circle. Well it’s interesting that “Max” says that, as Jericho has been thinking about things. MJF does check a lot of boxes, but there’s one thing missing from the total package.
Look at Hager: two black eyes, 15 stitches, still won his fight. Look at Santana: tough as nails. Killer instinct, crazy in the head, willing to do anything to win. Jericho doesn’t see that in MJF. He doesn’t. In fact, MJF is a bit… soft. Soft? Yes, soft. “Just watch.” MJF and Wardlow head off while Jericho heads out to commentary! Will MJF prove he’s anything but soft this close to the Full Gear proving grounds match?
MJF & Wardlow VS Sammy Guevara & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his muscle are ready to prove worthy of joining Le Champion’s faction, but will the Sammy Guevara and the Puerto Rican pitbull stop him at the door?
The teams sort out and Sammy starts against MJF. Fans fire up but MJF tags out to Wardlow, of course. Ortiz tags in and he stands against Wardlow as fans chant “SOFT! SOFT!” Ortiz headlocks but Wardlow puts him in a corner. Ortiz goes up and over and comes back to dropkick a leg out! Wardlow stays up but Ortiz is on him with forearms. Ortiz kicks but Wardlow blocks to CHOKE SLAM! Wardlow seethes, but MJF wants in so Wardlow tags him in. Fans want Wardlow but Ortiz dodges the knee drop! And claws the back! Ortiz throws haymakers, then dodges but Wardlow gets a cheap shot in! Ortiz chops Wardlow, Wardlow ROCKS Ortiz!
MJF stomps a mudhole into Ortiz, digs his boots in but the ref counts. MJF lets off and shouts at fans before he tags Wardlow back in. Wardlow stomps Ortiz but Ortiz hits back with body shots. Wardlow shoves, Ortiz elbows MJF but Wardlow RAMS him into the corner! Wardlow stomps a mudhole in, MJF tags in and fans boo. MJF drags Ortiz up, throws him down hard, then taunts Ortiz to crawl to Sammy. Ortiz hits MJF, MJF DECKS Ortiz, then he taunts Sammy. Ortiz BITES MJF’s leg so MJF BITES Ortiz’s head! The ref has to keep Sammy back and MJF chokes Ortiz in the distraction! MJF blows a kiss to Sammy then says Jericho should watch this. But Ortiz boots MJF, elbows Wardlow, but MJF catches Ortiz to wring him out into the buckles! Cover, TWO!
MJF keeps on Ortiz with knee drops to the arm. MJF stands on the arm, wrenches it to a wristlock, and tags Wardlow. Wardlow stomps Ortiz’s arm, drags him up to wrench and yank the arm, then ram the shoulder in over and over! Wardlow puts Ortiz in the corner, tags MJF and MJF snapmares Ortiz to a high keylock. Fans chant “SOFT! SOFT!” again but Ortiz grinds on the hold harder. Ortiz fights up as fans rally and Ortiz throws haymakers. MJF knees low, whips Ortiz but Ortiz reverses. MJF and Wardlow stop from colliding, and MJF hurries after Ortiz. Ortiz enziguris back! Wardlow tags in, Ortiz stomps his bad foot and tags Sammy! Sammy enziguris and knees Wardlow but Wardlow stays up! Wardlow blocks one kick but not the HEEL KICK!
MJF tags in, Sammy dodges and KNEES him in the corner! Sammy RAMS into Wardlow, enziguris him, then springboards to crossbody them both! Fans fire up with Sammy as he DIVES into MJF! Then he FLIES onto Wardlow! Sammy has the fans all fired up as MJF runs into his back suplex KICK! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives but Sammy drags him up. Ortiz tags in, Sammy and Ortiz have MJF in a corner, hoist him up top and climb, but Wardlow shoves Sammy down! Ortiz kicks Wardlow then springboard missile dropkicks! But Ortiz’s leg bothers him, and MJF double stomps the arm! Ortiz fights MJF off but MJF goes after the arm. MJF whips Ortiz at Wardlow but Ortiz clotheslines himself and Wardlow out!
Sammy returns and stares down with MJF. Fans are thunderous but MJF handsprings?! But so does Sammy! Sammy kicks, MJF blocks and flips but Sammy lands on his feet. MJF pokes Sammy’s eye! MJF runs, into a KNEE! Sammy torture racks MJF for GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, but Wardlow breaks it! Ortiz gets in and goes after Wardlow! Sammy and Ortiz double whip but Wardlow dodges one to get a dropkick and bulldog! Sammy hits a STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Ortiz hits a back senton! The Inner Circle regroups and Ortiz tags back in. They drag MJF up, hoist him back up and climb back up. Wardlow returns again, has Sammy and Ortiz, TOWER OF DOOM!! Double Powerbomb Superplex!! Wardlow drags MJF over, tags in, and he drags Ortiz up for the F10!!Ortiz spasms and flounders, Wardlow covers, SAMMY FROG SPLASHES IT APART!
MJF tags back in, Sammy throws him out! Sammy springboards for a 450 AX HANDLE! Sammy puts MJF back in and Jericho is thunderous! Serpentico wants a high five but Sammy leaves him hanging. Wait that’s not Serpentico, that’s MATT HARDY! And he CHUCKS a chair at Sammy!! Sammy is down, Ortiz has MJF but MJF gets the arm! SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Ortiz taps, MJF and Wardlow win!!
Winners: MJF & Wardlow, by submission
Sammy’s other enemy costs him against this one! Jericho is satisfied with this, though, because MJF still has to earn it at Full Gear! MJF takes the fight to Jericho as he TACKLES him into the back drop!! Hager and Santana return to back MJF off! But Jericho is smiling?! Will MJF win at Full Gear only to lose the Inner Circle’s favor?
Tony Schiavone interviews Kenny Omega.
They sit down at “home,” but it isn’t Kenny’s dog or his home. Omega has relocated to Jacksonville temporarily to focus on the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, especially now that he’s in the finals. Right, Omega and Hangman Page will be facing off. Hangman had some wars while Omega got replacement matches. How does Omega think Sonny Kiss and Penta El Zero M feel? Omega counters by asking how we think he feels, having game plans that had to change. Omega knows AEW boasts all the time about being the “sports-based product,” wins and losses matter and all that. They brag about it.
Tony Khan knows the NFL and the Premier League, and Omega would’ve loved to walk into his office and asked, “Hey, TK, how would we handle this in one of those areas?” Schiavone figures it would’ve been with byes into the next round. And could you dispute that? No, he couldn’t. But making it to the finals on Omega’s own merits, to meet his former tag team partner no less, that is the proper way to do it. It seemed rather obvious. Was it, though? Omega bet on Wardlow. But lo and behold, Adam Page, Omega’s former partner.
If you were a betting man, knowing that Omega wins every tournament he’s been in to date, even the most prestigious ones, who would you bet on? Hard to bet against Omega. And with that in mind, Omega leaves it up to us. Who do you got? Omega or Page? It seems to be destiny that Omega wins the tournament, and then the world title. Will Hangman deny destiny with some #CowboyStuff?
Miro w/ The Superbad Couple VS Trent w/ Best Friends!
The Best Man and Kip Sabian have beef with the Best Friends, and put the trick in “trick or treat” last week, making Trent and Chuck Taylor think all was forgiven. But nothing is forgiven, there will only be pain! Will Miro’s first singles match in AEW be but a sample of what is coming?
AEW returns as Miro makes is entrance. Miro and Trent start shoving but the ref keeps the peace. The introductions are made, but Miro wants to introduce Trent. This match will be until TRENT falls because he’s stupid and his mom never taught him manners! Trent dropkicks Miro for that so the bell rings! Trent fires off, Miro shoves him away but Trent dodges to fire off more forearms! Trent has Miro in a corner, but Miro blocks the tornado to power him off! Trent dodges again, boots back then hops up, but Miro yanks him down for a SAIDO! Miro glares with wild eyes and then he drops elbows! Cover, TWO, but Miro drops elbows and KICKS Trent in the back! Miro throws haymakers, throws European Uppercuts, and stomps Trent down!
Kip talks smack but the fans rally up. Miro digs boots in, the ref counts and Miro lets off at 4. Miro drags Trent up, reels him in and LARIATS! Miro snarls as he looms over Trent and kicks at him. Trent gets up, Miro suplexes him hard and fast, then stalks behind him. Trent gets up, CHOPS and kicks, but Miro stays up. Trent fires off more forearms, then runs but into Miro’s elbow! Miro chokes Trent on the ropes while Jericho talks smack on Orange Cassidy. The ref lets off, and Kip gets a cheap shot! So Chuck goes after Kip, and CHUCKS him into the stage wall! They brawl around the way and up the steps! Penelope wants to follow but Cassidy stays in her way.
Miro throws hands on Trent in the corner and rocks Trent! Miro whips Trent corner to corner and hits a big corner splash! Trent flops against ropes, then Miro whips him back the other way! Trent tumbles up, back but dodges the corner splash! Trent CHOPS Miro, and CHOPS him again! Miro knees low then whips but Trent kicks back! Trent runs and hits a clothesline in the corner, then hits the tornado, but still no DDT! Miro SUPLEXES Trent, then POSTS him! Trent falls out of the ring hard and fans boo as Miro glares, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Miro encourages fans to make noise while Trent is down and out. Cassidy checks on Trent but Trent slowly rises. Miro goes out to throw Trent into barriers! And then drags him up again, talks trash to his face, and then POSTS him again! Trent is down, clutching his shoulder, but Miro looms over him. Miro drags Trent up, puts him in, and takes his time following. Miro sits Trent up for elbow after elbow then a chinlock! Trent endures the grind, Cassidy rallies the fans as hard as he can, which is to say a 6 out of 10. Penelope stops him from that, and SLAPS him so hard his sunglasses go flying! So he takes HER sunglasses for his own! And puts his hands in his pockets, only for THE DARK ORDER to attack!? They still seem to have beef over the TNT Championship scene!
The Numbers all pick Cassidy up and feed him to John Silver’s BOOT! The ref sees them all and EJECTS them all! Rightfully so, they have no reason to be here otherwise! Miro even runs them off with rage alone! Miro goes back to Trent in the ring but Trent throws elbows! Miro stomps Trent down and AEW returns to single picture. Miro drags Trent up, runs and RUNNING KICKS him down! Fans boo but Miro soaks up the heat. Miro looms over Trent and whips him to ropes to then pick him up for a bearhug! Trent endures, fans rally as he fights back with bell claps! Miro ROCKS Trent with a right but Trent jawbreakers back! Trent throws forearms with the good arm, but Miro shoves him, only for Trent to clothesline!
Miro stays up and scowls but Trent tries another lariat. Still nothing so Trent runs, dodges Miro and LARIATS him down! Cover, ONE?! Trent keeps his cool and drags Miro up. Trent throws forearms and CHOPS, but Miro ROCKS him with a haymaker! Miro kicks at Trent but Trent gets up! They are forehead to forehead, Trent SLAPS, ducks the kick then HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES! Trent fires up and he aims from a corner. Trent runs but Miro catches the flying knee! For a SWINGING SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Miro fires up, and he stomps around. Trent rises, Miro kicks but misses, Trent sunset flips! TWO!! Miro runs but is dumped out! Trent builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit at the barriers! Trent gets Miro in and then runs corner to corner for a clothesline! FINALLY the tornado DDT!!
Trent aims from a corner again as Miro rises. Trent runs to PSYCHO KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Miro survives but Trent doesn’t waste time being frustrated. Trent goes to a corner, springboards but his leg gives out! Miro hits the BEST KICK! And then… GAME OVER!! Trent endures but he taps, Miro wins!
Winner: Miro, by submission
And he puts Trent BACK into Game Over!! Trent is fading, Chuck returns and attacks Miro! But Kip returns to go after Chuck! Kip runs to dropkick Chuck and dump him out! Superbad and The Best Man regroup, to go after Best Friends together! They stomp Best Friends, grab a mic, and Miro says, “I told you. You have no manners, and it’s all because of your mother.” But Cassidy is up top and SLOTH FALLS onto them! Fans are fired up for Freshly Squeezed while Kip keeps Miro back! It may have been Game Over for Trent, but there are lives to give! Who will win this game between The Best and the Best Friends?
Jim Ross interviews Hangman Page.
Hangman has another drink, of course. He’s doing alright. Saturday, Full Gear, main event level match. How is he feeling about taking on Omega? So good. Hangman has had so much time to prepare. Right away, Hangman saw himself on one side of the bracket, and Omega on the other side. It was just natural that it’d end up between them. Hangman has had lots of time to prepare, and is ready to whoop ass. JR says Omega and Hangman may have been the best AEW World Tag Team Champions yet. What is Hangman’s strategy for Omega? Hangman knows all Omega’s moves, and knows how to reverse all those moves, so there.
Is Hangman lying to JR? This seems like Hangman is nervous and he’s having what looks like bourbon, and perhaps not his first bourbon today. Is Hangman nervous? Well, yeah. Hangman admits he’s a little nervous. Everyone who goes through the tunnel is nervous. Most are too proud to admit it maybe, but Hangman will. Day one, Hangman vowed he would be the inaugural AEW World Champion, and no one believed it but him. But they were right. This will be the closest Hangman has gotten since then. If Hangman doesn’t win, he doesn’t know what he has other than this glass of whiskey. Though, it is good whiskey. As Mama would say, everything in moderation. But JR wishes Hangman luck either way.
AEW profiles FTR VS The Young Bucks.
JR says “Tag team aficionados are drooling.” This could be the tag match of the year. Taz says the rivalry started way before AEW, and Excalibur says that the Bucks were considered the best tag team in the world, and not just by fans but also journalists. Until they weren’t, after FTR blew up. Matt Hardy says they’re both extremely talented teams, with two different styles. One is rough and tumble, the other is razzle dazzle. SCU says both teams are the absolute best they’ve ever faced. JR says the accolade of THE best goes where the titles are, that’s how it is always measured. Right now, FTR have the titles. But Arn Anderson says the seasoning, the viciousness and the fact Tully is there favors FTR.
Billy Gunn says the Bucks’ new attitude is what they needed. Tully of course says FTR retains. But the Bucks. have put it on themselves: All or nothing. If they don’t win now, they’ll never challenge for the tag titles again. FTR says that’s shooting yourself in the foot, but Hardy says that’s the proper incentive. SCU predicts only that they’re watching. The Bucks want to bet it all on themselves once again, but will they go broke doing that?
Taz calls out Will Hobbs.
“That clock is still ticking, buddy. And I’m really losing my patience.” But that’s not even why he and Team Taz are here right now. Taz wants to tell us what he did today. For not one, not two, but for THREE HOURS, Taz sat outside the office of Tony Khan, trying to get even two minutes of his time. And then an assistant comes up and says “TK” is busy dealing with people that are going to compete this Saturday at Full Gear. Oh, okay, Taz will just leave then. “Hey, Tony. You forced me to come out here with a live mic now.” If Tony won’t talk in private, Taz will talk in public. AEW has a ranking system that Taz believes in. Brian Cage, The Machine, is 10-1, practically undefeated because that match with Moxley shouldn’t count. But Cage is also ranked NUBMER ONE! Who betta than Cage? Absolutely nobody!
And how about Ricky Starks? All he’s done is win 10 out of 11. And he’s not top five?! What kind of horse sh*t is that?! But here are the facts, Jack! Starks has hit every opportunity out of the park, home runs! He has opened Dynamite, closed Dynamite, and proven why he IS Absolute. So that’s why he has a hard time figuring out why he ain’t ranked. But hear them out. 1+1=2, and that makes sense. But what doesn’t make sense is that they STILL don’t have a match at Full Gear! So Starks is asking, begging, someone! Make it make sense! Taz wishes he could but he can’t. But tell you what. Cody defending the title against Darby Allin, that will be a great match. Cody and Darby have a lot in common actually. They’re both entitled, spoiled and given everything they want.
So Mr. EVP, Cody, listen up! You run around with your good looks, chiseled body, custom suits all knotted up nice, with the fancy title. But anyone who knows Cody knows he lives the motto, “Do the work.” Team Taz has done the work, but they are getting worked! Live on PPV, there WILL be an FTW presence, Taz guarantees it. Jericho agrees! Will “TK” give them something? Anything?
Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS The Young Bucks!
Once again, these two teams meet, and while Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy won that shocker in the inaugural tag title tournament, Matt and Nick Jackson made up for that and more in the Fatal 4 Way contender’s match. But whether out of fear, jealousy or just plain spite, FTR damaged Matt’s leg and endangered the Full Gear match. Matt insists he can still go, but will what is only hurt end up broken before the end of the night?
Speaking of broken, Sammy breaks in and attacks Hardy! Payback for earlier with a TWIST OF FATE to the ramp! And Sammy rains down angry fists from all sides! Private Party runs Sammy off while AEW goes picture in picture! Hardy can’t stay ringside after that, but will he be still okay to make Sammy face ELITE DELETION at Full Gear?
AEW returns and the Bucks make their entrance. The introductions are made, the teams sort out and Nick starts with Quen. They circle, tie up, and Nick headlocks. Quen powers out, Nick runs him over and covers, ONE! Quen headlocks, Nick powers out but Quen uses a leg to turn him over. Nick dodges the standing moonsault, CHOPS and then “LUCHA LIBRE~” arm drags! And then another arm-drag! Nick has the armlock but Quen powers up. Nick wrenches, tags Matt in, and Matt takes the hand-off to wrench, step over and arm-drag. Kassidy tags in, Matt drop toeholds and Nick tags in to slingshot leg drop! Nick drags Kassidy up, tags Matt back in, and they double wrench and wrench and CHOP! They double whip, double elbow, but Quen gets in.
The Bucks intercept to double suplex him onto Kassidy! And then double dropkicks drop Private Party! The Bucks watch as Private Party regroups, to DOUBLE PLANCHA! But Matt’s leg is bothering him again! Matt walks it off and Nick puts Kassidy in. Matt insists he stay in but Kassidy throws body shots! Kassidy throws forearms, whips but Matt reverses. Kassidy goes up, Quen tags in and Kassidy headscissors Matt into the enziguri! Springboard crossbody! TWO! Quen dropkicks Matt but Nick tags in! Nick dodges Quen, Quen whips and tags Kassidy. Private Party double whip, Atomic drop and enziguri! Leg sweep and ‘SAY CHEESE, BABY!” DOUBLE STOMPS! Matt gets in but Private Party double hip toss him onto Nick! And then Private Party double dropkick! Now the Bucks bail out and Quen finally throws off the vest.
Private Party build speed and DOUBLE DIVE! Direct hit on both ends, Quen puts Nick in and Kassidy joins in. They double back suplex Nick then Quen kips up! Quen and Kassidy are in opposite corners but Matt shoves Kassidy to the ramp! Quen leaps, Nick dodges him! Nick runs, Quen dodges but Matt tags in as Nick goes up and over! Nick back kicks hard, aims from the corner, shining wizard! And knee, and forearm, and BULLDOG DROPKICK COMBO! Matt drags Quen up as Nick coordinates with him. “This is Awesome!” as Nick tags back in and Matt drapes Quen on ropes. 450 SPLASH! Cover, Kassidy breaks it! Nick throws Kassidy out, tags Matt back in, and then Nick goes to the apron to PENALTY KICK Kassidy down!
Matt drags Quen up, Nick aims and Matt gut wrenches. Quen fights out and Nick springboards in, but into the DDT COMPLETE SHOT COMBO! Fans fire up as everyone is down! Quen stirs as AEW goes picture in picture.
Quen gets to his corner but Kassidy is down. Matt reels Quen in, Quen slips out of the back suplex but so does Matt! But Matt’s bad leg bothers him again! Quen sighs but Matt throat chops him! There’s the bad attitude, too! Matt hobbles, drags Quen up and brings him around to suplex up and over! Fist drop! Cover, TWO! Matt keeps his cool but Quen hits back. Matt trips Quen, Nick tags in, catapult forearm! Quen is stuck on Matt’s knees, Nick springboard DOUBLE STOMPS him! Nick checks on Matt but Matt says to keep on Quen. Nick drags Quen up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Matt in. They mug Quen and Matt fires off ax handles to club Quen to the ground, for ground ‘n’ pound!
Matt lets off to walk off the pain in his leg, but that’s a lot of pain. Matt brings Quen up to grind him down with a facelock. Quen fights up, fights his way to the corner and fans are fired up! But Matt turns it around for a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging suplex, TWO! Matt tags Nick, the Bucks drag Quen away and AEW returns to single picture. They double whip, double hip toss but Quen lands on his feet to throw Bucks into each other! DOUBLE RANA! Tag to Kassidy! Kassidy dodges Nick to springboard hotshot Matt! And Kassidy rallies on Nick! Nick reverse the whip but Kassidy BOOTS him! Kassidy goes out to mule kick Matt, enziguri Nick, then SPRINGBOARD THROWBACK STUNNER! The Bucks end up on the outside together, Kassidy builds speed to TORNILLO!
Kassidy is fired up, he puts Nick in and covers, TWO! Kassidy keeps his cool and fans rally up. Kassidy elbows Nick, tags Quen, and they double whip. Drop toehold into the knees, and then the step-up STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and Quen is beside himself. Fans are dueling, rallying, Kassidy tags in. Nick throws hands, but Matt is in no shape to tag with that bad ankle! Nick runs in but Kassidy blocks the Shining Wizard to fire off on Nick! Nick boots Kassidy, Quen has him roll off his back, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, but Matt breaks it!! Fans are thunderous as Kassidy throws Matt out! Kassidy drags Nick over and tags Quen in. Quen goes up, SHOOTING STAR- No! Nick moves and Matt SPEARS him! Nick SUPERKICKS Kassidy, SHINING WIZARDS Quen, covers, TWO!
The Bucks can’t believe it, but they coordinate. Matt gut wrenches, Nick springboards but Kassidy anchors him! Quen victory rolls, TWO! Matt has Quen in a cover, TWO! Quen has Matt again, TWO!! Matt hurries up to kick but Quen blocks! Quen considers what to do with the already bad leg, but Nick SUPERKICKS him first! Quen wobbles, Matt tags back in, and the Bucks hit the B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall
Matt’s bad leg is still attached, so that’s good enough for him! But will it be good enough for him and his brother to finally become AEW World Tag Team Champions? But FTR ambush them!! FTR stomps away and Tully has a chair! GOODNIGHT EXPRESS!! Tully wants the chair to be used, and Cash Wheeler puts it around Matt’s bad leg! Dax Harwood keeps Nick down but also makes him watch! Cash stomps Matt so he stops resisting, then Tully holds Matt down. Cash goes up top, throws the jacket off and taunts Matt with the belt! But here comes HANGMAN! Hangman runs FTR off! And Omega, too! The Elite has been on loose terms but they aren’t going to allow the Bucks to be sidelined like this!
Omega and Hangman fist bump to show there is respect still. But then Hangman gets upset that Omega turned away. Will the Bucks be able to take those titles being less than 100%? Will Hangman and Omega still have respect for each other after finally going 1v1?
Tony Schiavone presides over the AEW World Championship face-to-face.
First out is the Mad King, Eddie Kingston! He tells Schiavone to do his job and hold that mic up. Then of course, the champion, Jon Moxley! Tony Khan has warned both men that ANY physicality here tonight will void the match on Saturday. Kingston waits and Moxley comes in from the parking lot! Kingston eggs him on already, throwing his hat and taking the mic from Schiavone. “You think this is a game, Jon?!” Kingston vows to destroy him on November 7th and take that title, hand it to his mom, and tell Mama Kingston the reason she doesn’t have a grandchild is cuz of the belt! The reason she doesn’t even have a daughter-in-law is cuz of the belt! This is what matters in the sport! No other title means this much! And Moxley is holding it, so Kingston has to take him out.
Kingston had to become a sellout, he had to become what he hates, it’s too late. Moxley isn’t saving Kingston, and he isn’t saving that title, either. Moxley takes the mic now, and tells Kingston, “They say be careful who you call your friends. Me, I’d rather have four quarters than 100 pennies.” The longer you are in this business, the more you learn about loyalty. And how it’s a b*tch. Moxley has been burned time and again, but he never thought it’d be by Kingston. Moxley was so happy for Kingston when he signed. Kingston tries to interrupt with “Who cares?!” but Moxley tells him to shut up and listen. Moxley was happy for Kingston and his mom, Ruthie, whose dream it was- Don’t you say her name! Moxley sat at her table, said grace with her, and who he promised he would always have her son’s back! No matter what trouble Kingston caused for himself, Moxley would be there.
Moxley admits, he broke that promise along the way. But Moxley believes that the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room, and Kingston’s been really loud lately. That’s not the Kingston he knows, so what’s going on? Moxley has an idea. After 18 years, Kingston finally gets his shot, the shot he never thought he’d get. Deep down in Kingston’s heart, he knows he’ll be in the ring with the AEW World Champion, the best wrestler in the world today. And he will lose. So it is scary, yes, after 18 years, it turns out Kingston didn’t deserve it after all. The worst part? The part that makes Moxley sick, is that Kingston made a promise to his mom that he can’t keep. Moxley tells Kingston he has no problem doing what he has to, so Kingston tells Moxley “get ready to kill me.” Kingston says this is real! Kingston doesn’t care about the show, he dares Moxley to take him out! If not, that title is his!
Moxley promises that at Full Gear, “You will find, when you are alone with nothing but your ego, and that is a lonely, lonely place,” Kingston will see he is NOT the man he thought he was, and then he will say the words! Will there be any quit in either man?
PAC has a message for AEW!
Kingston’s words, “Where’s your little British friend?” bother him. Pac watching Dynamite while being stranded bothers him. “You see, the funny thing about isolation, you’ve got nobody to play with!” SEVEN MONTHS! “The far side of the Atlantic, again the casualty of this rotten world.” But don’t worry about little ol’ Pac. He’s been here before: lost, abandon, and with “them” wanting him to crumble. But with every day that passes, he gets better and stronger and faster and “more ****ed up!” Pac sees everything now. Will the crazy Bastard return with a viciousness the world has never seen?
Backstage interview the Natural Nightmares.
Alex Marvez says Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall requested a match and they got it! They will take on The Butcher & the Blade 2v2 next week! Dustin tells Butcher and Blade that next week- Allie interrupts?! She “thanks” QT for the gifts, and lets him know the cards are maxed out. And then Butcher attacks with a kendo stick! SMACK for Dustin, SMACK for QT, and then Blade tops it off with a trash can lid THWACK! Allie laughs as QT and Dustin are beat down with the TRASH CAN, and then buried under the staging back drop! Will the Natural Nightmares even be in any shape to settle the score?
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Red Velvet w/ Brandi Rhodes!
The Native Beast finally has her rematch for the AEW Women’s Championship and Hikaru Shida, but she needs one last tune-up before Full Gear. Will she devour Red Velvet as an appetizer before a Full Metal Warrior feast?
The bell rings and immediately Velvet dropkicks Nyla! Velvet fires off forearms but Nyla shoves. Velvet dodges, calf kicks and has Nyla in a corner for stomps! The ref counts, Velvet lets off to dig her boot in and do the splits! Nyla glares and gets right up to CLOBBER Velvet! Nyla steps on Velvet then drags her up! DEAD LIFT choke grip to put Velvet in the corner for big body shots! Nyla runs corner to corner for a back body check then a LARIAT! Shida is watching from the crowd as Nyla fireman’s carries Velvet. Velvet fights out, KICKS a leg then mule kicks low! Nyla still shoves her away but Velvet boots back! Velvet goes up, leaps, but is caught! Nyla blocks the huricanrana to BEAST BOMB!! Nyla covers but lets off!
Nyla drags Velvet up to stare Shida down. Nyla runs, and uses a RUNNING KNEE on Velvet! She’s copying Shida’s Tamashi shining wizard! Now Nyla covers, and wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
The Beast is barreling towards Full Gear, but copying the champion’s moves only goes so far. And Vickie says “This is such a pathetic visual.” Velvet comes out with Brandi, the CBO, and still loses? Vickie will give Brandi a new title: The CBSO! Get it? Chief BULLSH*T Officer! Brandi steps to Vickie but Nyla steps in. Vickie has real business to get to. She feels so appreciated now that Tony Khan is listening to her. Because Shida, whether you want to admit it or not, Tony basically made her accept the challenge from Nyla. And it’s great Shida is here tonight. Here’s some insight on what happens Saturday: Nyla will break Shida’s bones, make her cry, and then Shida will surrender. So enjoy your last few days as champion. Gomenasai~!
Vickie’s taunting riles Shida up and she GRABS Vickie by the throat! But Nyla comes over to hit Shida! They brawl!! Referees hurry to break this up, and Vickie says it’s alright. Nyla can wait a few more days to get at the title. But will she get the title? Or just the same she got at Double or Nothing?
AEW profiles the Eliminator Tournament finals.
Omega VS Page. Excalibur isn’t sure if this is the showdown either man was hoping for, but… JR says they’re two individuals that ended up as a team and gelled. Taz says Omega is still trying to find who he is in AEW, after his time with Hangman as a team. When they finally lost, that gave Omega this excuse to say he doesn’t need anyone else. Schiavone says Omega wins because he has so much confidence. JR says if Hangman can focus, eh can win. But Don Callis says as the foremost expert on all things Omega, Omega wins again at Full Gear. Schiavone wonders how much each man has taken away from the other in just knowing the other’s moves.
There’s a bit of a musical montage here now reviewing the time Cleaner and Cowboy were a team. The meteoric rise and sudden fall. It’s all set to Don’t Know What You Got (‘Til It’s Gone) by glam metal band, Cinderella. Hangman perhaps the lower low, and Omega is confident he is going to rise to the highest highs. But the real question is, will they still be friends after it’s all said and done?
BREAKING NEWS for the Full Gear card!
After the confrontation earlier tonight, Orange Cassidy VS John Silver is now part of the main show! And the Buy-In now has some gold as Serena Deeb defends her NWA Women’s World Championship against ALLYSIN KAY! Will the hottest free agent in women’s wrestling right now take that title on her first try?
AEW also has matches set for next week’s Dynamite!
Rey Fenix is now 100% again and wants a rematch with his brother! Will the Lucha Brothers stay in one piece this time, both physically and as a team?
AEW hears from Darby Allin.
Darby spray painted a car with “Face of TNT” on it, as well as skulls. And he uses a skateboard to SMASH the window to get inside! “Cody” has a lighter as he waits for Darby to drive at him! “Cody” goes up and over the car with a tumble! Will Darby run through the real American Nightmare as easily as he did that stunt double?
Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes & The Gunn Club VS The Dark Order!
Speaking of the TNT Champion, he escaped a chaotic Lumberjack situation with some help from Billy Gunn and his son, Austin. Will they triumph together over BOOM BOOM Colt Cabana, John Silver and Preston Vance in their first outing together?
AEW returns once more as the Gunn Club make their entrance with a new titantron video! They’re even wearing Nightmare Family merch? They’ve joined the family officially?! That’s pretty wild! And of course, Cody makes his own over-the-top entrance. Darby watches from the nosebleeds to keep a close eye on Cody ahead of their TNT Championship match. Cody starts against Silver and fans are fired up! They tie up, Silver headlocks but Cody powers up and out. They collide and neither falls so Sliver stares Cody down. Sliver SLAPS Cody and eggs him on. Cody kicks, drops down and uppercuts! Cody fireman’s carries and drops for a gut buster rack! Cody drags Silver up to tag in Austin. Austin kicks low, wrenches Silver but Silver throws a forearm!
Silver has Austin in a corner and CHOPS him! Silver whips Austin corner to corner, Austin goes up and over and rolls Silver up. Silver slips out, rolls Austin up but Austin rolls through to basement dropkick the legs out! THROWBACK! Cover, TWO! Austin keeps on Silver but Silver has a wild look on his face. Billy tags in but Silver gets away! Cabana pats Silver on the head and Silver fires up. Silver says he’s FRIGGIN’ JACKED, BABY! Then he tags in Cabana… Cabana and Billy circle, tie up, Billy headlocks but Cabana powers out. Billy runs Cabana over and looms over him. Things speed up, Billy hurdles but Cabana elbows! Cabana runs but Billy catches him to back suplex him HARD! Fans fire up, Billy covers, TWO!
Billy keeps close to Cabana to put him in the corner. Tag to Austin and the Gunns hand-off the wrench. Cabana hits hard, tags Vance in and Vance runs, only for Austin to back drop him! Cabana runs into a BIG right! Austin has Vance, whips him but Vance reverses. Austin dodges but Cabana distracts the ref and Silver gets a cheap shot in! Austin DECKS Silver for it, but Vance SPINE BUSTERS Austin! Cabana stops distracting the ref as Vance looms over Austin. Vance drags Austin up, brings him around and BOOTS him! Austin is in a daze as AEW goes picture in picture.
Vance drags Austin up to fish hook the face and put Austin in a corner. Vance CHOPS and CHOPS and brings Austin away, to then bump him off buckles! Cabana wanted it to be his elbow but Silver makes fun of him for it. Silver tags in and the Numbers mug Austin. Silver brings Austin around to KICK down, and then he double guns at Billy Gunn. The ref keeps Billy back and Silver stands on Austin’s neck while flexing on Billy! Silver lets up at 4, and he drags Austin back up for another KICK! Austin stays up so Silver drags him to the corner and tags in Cabana. Austin shoves back but Cabana whips Silver in for the clothesline! Silver fees Austin to Cabana’s elbow! Cabana keeps Austin from getting to the corner and drags him back to a cover. ONE, but Cabana just smirks.
Cabana drags Austin up, fans rally as Cabana whips, and Austin ducks and sunset flips! Cabana stays up with flailing arms, and flailing arms, and more flailing, but Austin gets him down! TWO, and Cabana DECKS Austin! Cabana tags Vance, Vance looms over Austin and stays between him and the corner. Vance brings Austin up, whips him to the Dark Order corner HARD, then runs in, only for Austin to boot back! Austin punches Cabana and Silver, but runs into Vance’s arms! Vance RAMS Austin into the corner as AEW returns to single picture. Cabana tags in, fires off forearms and body shots, and more forearms! Cabana DECKS Cody just because! But Austin enziguris! Fans fire up, Austin crawls, hot tags to Vance and Billy!
Billy rallies with big hands, then Silver gets in to get hit! Billy DECKS Cabana, then scoops Silver to SLAM him down! Billy runs to corner splash Vance, and brings him around to say, “SUCK IT!” But Vance dodges the Famouser, Cabana is there so Billy clotheslines him out of the ring! Vance swings but misses, FAMOUSER! Cover, Silver breaks it! Cody gets in to bait Silver into buckles, and the SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cody goes up and up and FLIES onto Cabana! Billy hits splashes on Vance but Sliver enziguris! Feed to Vance’s ripcord CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Billy survives but Darby doesn’t look impressed.
Silver DIVES, into Cody’s arms! Cody TOSSES Silver into the wrestlers in the crowd! Cody glares at Silver but Vance whips Billy. Billy holds ropes, boots back, tags Austin, and Austin has Cabana for the CROSS RHODES?! Vance tries the spine buster but Austin escapes, QUICK DRAW!! Cover, The Gunn Club and Cody win!
Winners: Cody & The Gunn Club, by pinfall
Welcome to the family, Billy and Austin! But here come the rest of the Dark Order! Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alan Angels and Alex Reynolds distract the others, and Silver has a chair! But Cassidy returns to snatch that char from him, and give him some ORANGE PUNCH! Cody makes sure the Dark Order stays back as Cassidy takes his leave. Cody gets a mic while Silver is carried away. “I don’t like telling story that isn’t true. My opponent at Full Gear is telling everybody that TNT doesn’t want him as ‘the face of the network, he’s too reckless.'” But that is a fiction made up by Darby! TNT would LOVE to have someone of Darby’s talent as champion! If things were different, Cody would love it, too. After all, Cody solely recruited Darby! He floated Darby’s name to the other EVP’s, and they were so unsure of him, Cody had to wrestle Darby himself.
Take a good look, Darby. He’s been looking all night so take one last look. “You are looking at the man, the superstar, that left the empire, went to war, and actually won!” That pisses a lot of people off, because the truth that Cody speaks contradicts the lies many people live! “So stop lying!” Darby wants the TNT Championship? He wants to be the face of AEW? He wants the “ace belt?” “Here’s the problem, Darby. You’re not the ace.” Cody is the prince, the ace, the face of TNT, but will that all change when he and the #Relentless Darby Allin go around one more time?
A great episode for the go-home to Full Gear! The matches weren’t all high level like previous weeks but there was great story progress for the many matches at the PPV. Jericho was great on commentary all night, and his transition from the promo with MJF to MJF’s match with Sammy and Ortiz was good. It works that Matt Hardy cost Sammy so that MJF could get a win. MJF going after Jericho, and then Jericho actually respecting it, is great stuff for their match. I don’t know if MJF wins his way in, even if by cheating, or if he forms his own team after all, but whatever happens at Full Gear will be great. Sammy also got good revenge on Hardy, Elite Deletion is of course going to be gold. Team Taz had a really good promo to point out the AEW rankings system doesn’t always seem to go work you’d think. I wonder if, with things moving around, the Buy-In ends up with a “surprise” tag match of Team Taz VS just about any team really.
The face-to-face of Moxley and Kingston was great, there was so much fire as they brought up history. Their match will definitely be in the same line as last year’s Moxley VS Omega “Unsanctioned” match, it just has to be. We got a great video message from PAC, and we got great vignettes for the tag title and eliminator tournament matches. Bucks and Private Party had an incredible match, especially because of Matt selling bad leg. Omega and Hangman both had great interview segments, and them coming out to stop FTR was a great detail, as was their stare down. Both those matches will be instant classics, that’s guaranteed. Nyla of course won against Red Velvet and it was a good detail for her to copy Shida’s moves. That match is going to be great but it’s going to take a lot to even match the Double or Nothing one.
Miro VS Trent was really good, but I feel like this won’t end unless it’s a tag match. Cassidy and John Silver had a back and forth so their match, which is now a main card match, will be a lot of fun. The Six Man Tag main event was pretty good for a main event, especially with the detail that Gunn Club is now Nightmare Family, and apparently so is Lee Johnson. Nightmare Family VS Dark Order is definitely going to be something huge as AEW moves into 2021, that could end up being how AEW circles back to Blood & Guts if they wanted. Cody’s promo aimed at Darby was great stuff, and their match will also be great. I would hope Cody standing tall with Gunn Club and then saying all that means Darby goes over at Full Gear. It’s the only thing it should mean, really, so Cody doesn’t become the company he vowed to get away from.
My Score: 9.1/10
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
Chairshot Radio: Hockey Wishes & WrestleMania Dreams 
Join Dave and Patrick for a special installment of Chairshot Radio. Patrick's UMass Minutemen stood on the brink of a...
Chairshot Radio: The State Of Georgia 
The 3 Man Weave crew unites to give their opinions on the state of sporting events in the state of...
Down The Wire: NCAA Tournament, Sam Darnold, and Baseball is Officially Back!
Tom and Dave take a news day and address a huge week in sports talking basketball, baseball and football.
Five Rounds Podcast: COVID Begone!
The UFC finally takes a break allowing Carlos and Mags to reflect on a year of UFC action in a...
Chairshot Radio: Hockey Talk, & The Milwaukee Brewers Suck 
Join Dave and Patrick as they break down all the latest developments in the NHL, including the disturbing trend going...
Bandwagon Nerds # 74 To Binge or Not to Binge
Should streaming services do episodic television? That’s the question the Nerds try to answer this week on the Bandwagon. Patrick,...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu News Report! (4/6/21)
The Trios Division takes a hike!
Bandwagon Nerds #73: Bandwagon Approved
The Nerds give their seal of approval on shows you need to be watching this week on the Bandwagon! Over...
Bandwagon Nerds Presents: Race, Falcon, & the Winter Soldier
Bandwagon Nerds' Rey Ca$h writes about the Falcon and the Winter Soldier show and how race intersects the show, the...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu News Report! (4/2/21)
Fallout from the Triforciversary!
News From Cook’s Corner 4.12.21: The E-S-T of the I-W-C
Cook taking the long week/weekend and assessing some fun aspects that came to the forefront! Check out the news!
AJ’s WrestleMania 37 Night Two Results & Review 4/11/21
AJ finishes his trek through the WWE Mania week content with Night 2 of WrestleMania! How did it match up...
Greg DeMarco’s WWE WrestleMania Sunday Stream Of Consciousness
It's WrestleMania Sunday and Greg DeMarco is back to see if WWE can follow-up a great Night One!
Chairshot Radio: WrestleMania 37 
WrestleMania 37 is in the books and PC Tunney takes you through the results with some analysis to boot.
The #Miranda Video Show: It’s WrestleMania, Baby!
It's WrestleMania Baby! Wait, no, add the comma--it's not an actual baby. Miranda and Greg preview WWE WrestleMania 37 on...
Mitchell’s WWE WrestleMania 37 Results & Report! (4/11/21)
Who wins THE WrestleMania main event?
BWN Nerds’ Movie Review: Godzilla vs Kong (2021)
Big boy monster throw down of the year! The Nerds return with a current movie review, and this one should...
NXT Minus 6: Stand and Deliver…After
Brad breaks down the NXT Takeovers and his favorite matches! Do you agree?
Turnbuckle Talk #213: WWE, Do Better
Mighty Joe and Karl look at the WWE Hall Of Fame celebrity inductee, WrestleMania 27 predictions, and the importance of...
AJ’s WrestleMania 37 Night One Results & Review 4/10/21
AJ continues with the WWE coverage this Mania week! Night 1 of WrestleMania may have been rain delayed; but did...
Opinion4 days ago
Ranking Matches From TakeOver: Stand And Deliver Night One
AEW Coverage5 days ago
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Coverage5 days ago
Mitchell’s NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Coverage7 days ago
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (4/5/21)