Will AEW Full Gear 2020 be as brutal and extreme as 2019?
Jon Moxley raised the bar on hardcore last year against Kenny Omega. Will he do it all over again to hold onto THE AEW World Champion in an I Quit match?
- Buy-In – NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Allysin Kay; Deeb wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega VS Hangman Page; Omega wins and is the #1 contender to the AEW World Championship.
- Orange Cassidy VS John Silver; Cassidy wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Darby Allin; Darby wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose; Shida wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Young Bucks; The Young Bucks win and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
- The Elite Deletion: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara; Hardy wins.
- Chris Jericho VS MJF; MJF wins and is now part of the Inner Circle.
- AEW World Championship I Quit match: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston; Moxley wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the Full Gear Buy-In!
Backstage interview with MJF and Wardlow.
Alexander brings up Chris Jericho calling MJF “soft,” but MJF won’t let that word be said in his presence. No one gets to say that, because MJF is NOT soft. MJF is razor sharp, tough as nails, and no one is tougher than him! Everyone seems to get it twisted seeing the suits, the scarf and the jewelry. But don’t get it wrong, folks, because no one is better than him bell to bell. Jericho VS MJF is very important. Demo God VS Ratings Ruler, two of the biggest names in all of pro-wrestling going toe to toe! This is the most important match in MJF’s life. That seems a lot to say because MJF faced “Jonathan Moxley” for the AEW World Championship. But MJF says you’re stupid thinking that was big, because “Jonathan Moxley” cheated.
When MJF beats Jericho, and he will beat Jericho, MJF gets to have the Inner Circle at his helm. He will be part of the greatest faction in all of wrestling, and get all the gold he wants. How does Wardlow feel about joining The Inner Circle? MJF says that’s a great question and answers it for Wardlow. Wardlow will be a great fit in the Inner Circle, so long as Jake Hager stops making faces at him. Then let’s talk about the Inner Circle members resisting him turning. Oh of course you’d bring that up, stooge. MJF knows people don’t like MJF. But do you know what that doesn’t matter? Because he’s better than you, and he knows it. But will he do what he promises and win his way in to the Inner Circle?
NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Allysin Kay!
The crossover continues between NWA and AEW! The freshly minted champion is back again to defend this title against the newest free agent to hit the wrestling market! But of course, Allysin also knows what it’s like to be NWA Women’s World Champion. Will she get to know that feeling again to kick off the night?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised and the NWA guest spot begins!
Fans fire up already as Deeb and Kay circle. They tie up, Kay powers Deeb to a corner but Deeb turns it around. Kay powers out of the corner, Deeb headlocks but Kay steps in to throw Deeb down. Cover, ONE, and fans cheer again. Deeb and Kay circle, tie up again, and Kay wrenches the arm. Kay wrenches to a wristlock, Deeb rolls and spins and spins and wrenches back! Deeb wrangles Kay down, twists the wrist and pulls on fingers. Deeb hammerlocks, Kay reaches back to headlock. Kay grinds Deeb, Deeb powers out but Kay runs her over! Kay taunts Deeb then runs but Deeb arm-drags her back! And again! Deeb has the armlock, turns Kay around and around to headscissor cover, TWO! Kay boots but Deeb blocks to a dragon screw!
Deeb drops elbows on the leg, then turns Kay around to hook up the legs! Deeb slaps Kay to give up an arm, and then the other! Deeb has the inverted surfboard to a cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Deeb stands up for the SNAP LOCK! Kay clutches legs but Deeb turns her around. Deeb omoplatas but Kay gets the ropebreak! Deeb lets go fast but Kay gets in her face. Kay shoves but Deeb shoves so Kay SLAPS! Deeb SLAPS back! Kay tackles Deeb and rains down rights! Deeb shoves Kay away, gets to a corner, but Kay CHOPS and punches and stomps away! The ref backs Kay off but she runs back in, but Deeb slips out! Kay hits buckles, Deeb gets her through the ropes! Deeb cranks on the facelock and turns Kay for a hotshot neckbreaker! Fans fire up with Deeb as she gets back in! Gedo Clutch, TWO!
Deeb trips Kay and she rains down those fists in return! Kay turns things around, the two scrap and Deeb gets on top again with more fists! Kay pushes Deeb out of the ring, Deeb comes back fast but into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Kay BOOTS Deeb down and covers, TWO! Fans cheer as Deeb stays in this. Kay grabs Deeb, wraps her up with a chinlock then half straitjacket. Deeb endures as Kay grinds her into the mat. Kay gets the other arm and makes it a full straitjacket! Fans rally as Deeb fights her way up and powers out of the hold. BACKSTABBER! Kay flounders about but Deeb is on her first. But Kay Alabama lifts and moves Deeb around, only for Deeb to counter to an IRON OCTOPUS!
Kay endures, powers out, but Deeb sunset flips! Kay stays up, drags Deeb up and double hand CHOKE BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives so Kay shifts around to a high stack, TWO! Kay keeps her cool as fans rally up. Kay cranks on Deeb’s neck. Fans rally more as Deeb fights up. Kay has a sleeper hold now but Deeb powers Kay to buckles! And again! Deeb goes a third time and is free to arm-drag Kay away! Deeb runs but Kay picks her up for a SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Kay doesn’t lose focus, she just drags Deeb up for another chinlock. Deeb endures, fights her way up and arm-drags free again. Kay returns but Deeb dodges, double clotheslines take them both down! Fans fire up as Kay sits up and sputters.
Deeb and Kay slowly rise as the fans rally up again. Deeb kicks Kay first then kicks her again! Deeb reels Kay in for a LARIAT! Deeb rallies with elbows then uppercuts! Kay wobbles, Deeb uppercuts again and snapmares, to a STOMP! Deeb runs to sliding shoulder tackle! Fans fire up more as Deeb wants Kay to get up. Kay stands, into TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Deeb turns Kay for a HANGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kay survives but fans rally up for Deeb as she reels Kay in. Deeb underhooks and lifts but no piledriver! Kay Alabama lifts and Alabama SLAMS! Cover, TWO!! Kay grows frustrated as she drags Deeb back up. Kay brings Deeb around, Canadian rack and AK 47!!
But Deeb rolls out of the ring! Kay is furious as she has to fetch Deeb and put her in. Deeb catches her for a DRAGON SCREW! Deeb drags Kay back up, TRAPPED ARM FACEBUSTER! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Kay saves herself but Deeb straddle attacks the leg! Deeb gets the SERENITY NOW LOCK!! Kay taps, Deeb wins!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
The fighting champion is 2-0 in title defenses here in Daily’s Place! But wait! Thunder Rosa is here! The previous champion is back in AEW’s venue and heads right to the ring! Deeb holds up the title as she and Rosa go face to face. Will AEW be where these two have their rematch for that title?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston and “The Fam.”
This is the most important night in Kingston’s career, but Alexander would like to ask “The Fam” how they feel about this. Sure, why not. Specifically to Butcher, Blade and Bunny, do they think he has what it takes to make Moxley say “I Quit?” Does HE not think Kingston has what it takes? Allie of course knows Kingston will do it and won’t say quit. So stupid. Okay, sorry. Moving on to the Lucha Brothers, do THEY think Kingston has what it takes? Of course! Kingston is: number one, Penta’s best friend; number two, the best in the world; and Fenix has the third, Kingston is capable of anything.
So then to Kingston himself. We saw a very intense confrontation on Dynamite. Is it about the AEW World Championship? Or about making Moxley say those two words? Nothing is more important than the world title. Nothing. Not revenge, not making someone say they quit or beating them half to death. The only title that means anything in the only company that matters, is what matters tonight. Then if he becomes champion tonight, Archer is ready to go after him. is that a concern? Kingston doesn’t care about that. Tonight is just about the championship. Moxley has it, so Archer doesn’t matter. PAC doesn’t matter. Kingston does not care about anything else. Will this dangerous determination and focus be exactly what helps Kingston defeat Moxley?
2020 has been a year of hardships.
But it has also been a year that has made us all stronger. Full Gear will be the culmination and celebration of AEW’s fighting spirt. Tonight, there are no limits for these men and women! It just comes down to who wants it more! Do not underestimate the fortitude of a quiet man, as Darby Allin goes for gold. The games are over as MJF takes on Chris Jericho. The Young Bucks put it all on the line when it comes to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. The Native Beast hungers for gold. Former friends and tag partners fight for the same destiny. And speaking of former friends, THE title stands between them. Welcome to the show!
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega VS Hangman Page!
History waits for no one so why wait for this historic showdown? Speaking of which, there is so much history here between The Cleaner and The Cowboy! First they were allies in The Elite, then they were thrown together as tag team partners that then took the gold, but now they’re on choppy waters. Will that friendship still be in one piece after going head to head for a shot at the championship?
Omega’s elaborate entrance changes again. “He prepared for Joey Janela but he beat Sonny Kiss. He trained for Rey Fenix but overcame Penta El Zero M.” Now he is here in the finals of this tournament! He won the IWGP United States Championship tournament. He has held 16 individual singles titles, including his current 13 month reign as AAA Mega Champion. He has headlined more PPV’s, scored more AEW singles wins, and has 8 more years experience than his opponent, Hangman Page. For that matter, Omega is 1-0 against Hangman from before AEW. He is… KENNY! OOOOOOMEEEEGA~! And the Sweepettes are back again! They’re in retro 80’s jazzercise while Omega emerges from the tunnel in his classic Kirito the Black jacket! Hangman is already behind the 8 ball following that, but will he still find a way to do some real Cowboy… stuff?
The bell rings and fans are already fired up for this one! Omega and Hangman approach, and Omega offers a handshake. Hangman doesn’t seem to be in the mood so these two just tie up instead. They go around the ring, corner to corner and around again. Omega headlocks, Hangman powers out and the two collide! They tie up again, Hangman headlocks but Omega powers out, but Hangman runs him over! And again! And Hangman fakes out the dropkick! Omega avoids the sliding lariat but Hangman avoids the V-Trigger to CHOP! Omega CHOPS back! Hangman CHOPS again! Omega CHOPS again! It’s a CHOP fight, and Hangman even CHOPS Omega on the back! And another CHOP to the front! Fans fire up as Hangman runs, but Omega SNAP RANAS!
Hangman bails out but Omega has the Terminator drums going. Omega builds speed, but Hangman knows this trick and intercepts with a BOOT! Hangman scoops and FALL AWAY SLAMS! And kips up! Fans fire up more as Omega goes to the ramp. Fans love this already and Hangman drags Omega up. Omega throws a forearm then bumps Hangman off buckles! Omega goes side to side but Hangman intercepts to SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Omega gets away and fans say “This is Awesome!” already! Hangman pursues Omega and CHOPS him at the railing! Hangman brings Omega around and CHOPS him again! The ring count climbs but Hangman sends Omega into railing! Omega turns things around to CHOP, pie face and CHOP! Hangman CHOPS back!
Hangman throws Omega HARD into railing then refreshes the ring count. The ref insists they do this in the ring, there needs to be a winner. Hangman drags Omega up, fans rally and duel as Hangman whips Omega back into the railing! Of course, the railing was against the wall at that point so Omega basically got sent into the wall! Hangman whips again, but Omega goes up to QUEBRADA! Fans are thunderous already as both men are down! Omega gets back in the ring and goes back out to fetch Hangman. Omega puts Hangman in, fans rally for him as he gets in and runs, KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Omega talks to himself and he stalks Hangman to ropes. Omega clubs Hangman but Hangman CHOPS and CHOPS! Omega CHOPS back, Hangman CHOPS and it’s a chop fight! CHOP for CHOP, but Omega knees low.
Omega fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton hits but Omega buckles! He still gets up to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Omega grows frustrated but fans rally up. Omega wraps Hangman in a facelock but Hangman endures. The Terminator drums continue as Omega cranks on the facelock. Omega leans as much as he can on Hangman but Hangman fights up. Hangman throws body shots, CHOPS again, and he got Omega high. Hangman whips, Omega kicks him back then CHOPS in return! Omega whips, Hangman holds ropes but Hangman puts Omega on the outside. TRIANGLE LARIAT! Omega goes flipping off the apron! Fans are fired back up as they continue to rally and duel. Hangman aims, slingshots, but Omega gets clear of the plancha! Omega slides and wrecks Hangman with the dropkick!
The Terminator drums are back again as Omega runs, and FLIES! Direct hit with the tope conjilo! Both men are down at the railing but Omega drags himself up. Those legs must really be bothering him. The ring count is at 5 of 10 but Omega is up and puts Hangman in at 6. Omega follows, climbs up top, and then leaps to missile dropkick Hangman in the back! Cover, TWO! Hangman is still in this but Omega keeps his focus. Fans rally up as Omega drags Hangman up. Hangman grabs ropes but Omega brings him away. Omega hooks arms but Hangman fights back with elbows. Hangman resists the full nelson and runs, but Omega CHOPS him again! Omega tries another full nelson, Hangman breaks but Omega Electric Chairs!
Hangman slips out and tries his own Electric Chair! Omega gets out, throws Hangman out, but Hangman BOOTS back! Hangman aims, but Omega V-TRIGGERS first! Hangman is down on the ramp but Omega aims now. Omega slingshots, but into an Alabama! Omega fights out of that to club away on Hangman’s back! The ref tells them to get back in, but Omega lifts Hangman. Hangman slips out, Omega boots the lariat away and CHOPS again! Omega whips, Hangman reverses, POP-UP BOMB TO THE RAMP! Hangman puts Omega in and picks him back up, ANOTHER POP-UP BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives but Hangman is too tired to be upset. Both men slowly stir as fans rally back up. Hangman stands first, but Omega anchors a leg.
Hangman stomps Omega over and over until he lets go! Omega gets to ropes, Hangman stalks over, but Omega punches back. Hangman throws haymakers, Omega throws body shots. Hangman throws forearms, Omega throws haymakers! Fans fire up as Hangman and Omega continue to throw hands back and forth! Hangman snarls as he ROCKS Omega! Omega snarls as he throws forearm after forearm! Hangman wobbles, Omega runs, but into a ROLLING ELBOW! Omega wobbles, but he V-TRIGGERS back! Omega underhooks and lifts Hangman, TIGER DRIVER ’98! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives but Omega is too tired to be upset now! Fans rally up as both men slowly rise again.
Hangman gets to ropes, Omega fires himself up and takes aim. BANG and Omega runs, but Hangman avoids the V-Trigger! Hangman waistlocks, Omega switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman lands on his feet and ROLLING ELBOWS again! Hangman GERMANS, but Omega lands on HIS feet to return that ROLLING ELBOW! Omega reels Hangman in, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! But Hangman is up to LARIAT!! Hangman drags Omega up, Alabama lift to DEAD EYE!! Cover, TWO?! “This is Awesome!” and still going as Omega survives! Omega and Hangman slowly rise again and Hangman goes to an apron. Hangman takes off the elbow pad and takes aim. Slingshot, but Omega gets around the Buck Shot to sunset flip! Hangman sits on it, TWO!!
Omega narrowly escapes but Hangman has a wild look in his eye. Hangman goes to the apron again but he has to boot Omega first. Omega catches it to DRAGON SCREW! V-TRIGGER! Hangman flops down but Omega reloads and runs again. Hangman BUCK SHOTS, but MISSES! V-TRIGGER! V-TRIGGER!! Omega drags Hangman up to an Electric Chair, folds him, ONE WINGED ANGEL! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
The Cleaner conquers the Cowboy again, 2-0 in the series! Now that Omega has won the contender’s tournament, is it just a given that he’ll become AEW World Champion? As for Hangman, will it be a long road back to an opportunity like this one?
Orange Cassidy VS John Silver!
If not for the interference of The Dark Order’s Number 4, this card might have been very different. Instead of Freshly Squeezed defending the TNT Championship against Darby Allin, he’ll have to settle for settling the score with Silver. Will Cassidy come out on top against this hyperactive muscular hamster?
The bell rings and the ref helps Cassidy with removing the glasses. Silver and Cassidy circle as fans rally up already. Silver steps to Cassidy and talks some trash. “I’m FREAKIN’ JACKED, baby!” What’s Orange got? Don’t put your hands in your pockets! NO NO NO! Too late. Silver is frustrated already and fans rally up. Silver powers up but Cassidy dodges the fist to snapmare Silver down, and then sits to thumbs up with him. Then ghost pin! TWO, but Cassidy asks Silver to wait. Cassidy puts his hands back in his pockets. And unleashes the shin kicks! Silver says those don’t hurt! It’s so dumb! But Cassidy dodges to dropkick Silver down then kip right up! Silver scoops Cassidy and slams him down! Silver takes the hands out of Cassidy’s pockets, then RIPS the pockets out!!
Silver feels like he’s already won and then he stomps away on Cassidy! Fans boo as Silver EATS the pockets?! Well, tries to, anyway. Silver goes back to Cassidy and KICKS him right down! Cassidy gets to a corner while Silver double guns. Silver stalks over to Cassidy and brings him up for big forearms! Silver TOSSES Cassidy across the ring! Fans duel as Silver double guns again. Silver goes after Cassidy in another corner, drags him up and TOSSES him back the other way! Cassidy ends up in the corner again while Silver flexes more. Silver stalks Cassidy but fans troll him with “You Suck!” Silver stomps Cassidy while fans duel. Silver’s fans are mostly just the Heel wrestlers ringside, though. Silver whips Cassidy corner to corner but Cassidy boots back!
Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Silver blocks to suplex, SNAP BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives but Silver keeps his focus. Silver drags Cassidy up, KICKS him back down, then flexes again. Cassidy sits up but Silver drags him up to KICK him back down! Silver actually wants to hear the boos and jeers as he paces about. Silver brings Cassidy up, puts him in a corner, and whips him corner to corner HARD! Cassidy hits buckles then hits the mat, Silver covers, ONE! Silver is annoyed but fans rally up for “Freshly Squeezed!” Silver brings Cassidy up to whip him corner to corner hard again! Silver still flexes on Cassidy as he stalks him again. Another whip corner to corner, but Cassidy tumbles out and bumps Silver back! And then off more buckles! And more buckles!
Cassidy climbs, leaps, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl to the DDT! Cover, TWO! Silver survives but Cassidy keeps his cool. Cassidy goes back to a corner, goes back up top, calls for the flips, but Silver ROCKS him first! Silver climbs up, brings Cassidy up and lifts, but Cassidy resists! Cassidy throws body shots, shoves Silver down, then adjusts. Silver gets back up to enziguri first! And then Silver gorilla presses with ONE arm! He tosses Cassidy to ropes, runs and BOOTS! Then the torture rack to the Spin Doctor, but Cassidy tilt-o-whirls through to headscissor! Silver gets up, but Cassidy scoops him for the MICHINOKU! Cover, TWO!! Silver survives and Cassidy is surprised!
Fans argue the count on behalf of Cassidy and Silver but Cassidy brings Silver up. Cassidy vows to end it, Alabama lift, but Silver fights out to club him down! Silver KICKS Cassidy and KICKS him again, and again! Cassidy goes down but kips right up while Silver flexes! The armband comes off but Silver dodges Orange Punch to roll up! TWO, backslide but Silver slips out to KICK, KICK and KICK! Suplex, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, but into a BOOT! Silver torture racks, for SPIN DOCTOR SLAM! Cover, TWO!?! Silver can’t believe Cassidy survived! Cassidy goes to a corner, Silver powers up and gives a shout out to Brodie Lee! Discus MISSES, ORANGE PUNCH! BEACH BREAK! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
The Sloth is victorious! Will the Dark Order leave him alone after this? Or will they only go after him with more fervor?
AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Darby Allin!
The American Nightmare is putting the pressure on the #Relentless now that he’s a sophomore, not a freshman. Darby wants to prove the naysayers wrong, but he’s up against “The Prince of Professional Wrestling.” Will Darby dethrone the prince and take the title to prove himself right?
Darby has a ride into the arena, and he SMASHES the windshield with his skateboard to make a point! Cody has his usual extravagant entrance, with Nightmare Family by his side. The introductions are made as Cody finally has his last name back, and that alone is exciting for the fans! Then the belt is raised, and the battle to be “The Face of TNT” begins!
Cody and Darby step right to each other, stare down, and fans are fired up already! Darby doesn’t back down or even look away. Cody backs up to circle with Darby, feel out the grapple, and then tie up. Cody wrenches, wristlocks, hammerlocks, and shoves Darby away. Darby keeps his cool, even as Cody flexes at him. The two circle again, fans rally up, and the two tie up. Cody wrenches to a hammerlock but Darby switches that around. Cody trips Darby with a leg, but then he offers a hand to help him up. Darby rolls back to his feet on his own. Fans cheer as the two circle again. Cody shows off with a cartwheel but Darby doesn’t flinch. The two feel out the grapple, Cody reels Darby in for the waistlock and slam! Darby gets up but Cody picks him up again.
Darby gets around, Cody switches, too, but Darby switches back to SLAP Cody! Cody goes right at Darby, Darby dodges and redirects Cody to handspring! The two stare down again as fans cheer. Cody goes outside, talks it out with Coach Arn Anderson. Arn tells Cody to use his size advantage here. Cody returns to the ring and fans rally up. Cody and Darby tie up, Darby waistlocks but Cody grabs a leg to trip him up! Cody offers the hand again, Darby takes it to reel Cody in! LA MAGISTROL, TWO! Cody bails out, Darby fakes him out! And then DIVES anyway! Direct hit from behind and fans are fired up! Darby puts Cody in, climbs up top but Cody CLUBS him down! Cody hammerlocks Darby before he brings him down for a back suplex TOSS to the ramp!
Darby writhes and clutches the arm! The ref checks on Darby but Darby refuses to give up. The ring count begins, Darby drags himself back into the ring, but Cody is on him with a cover, TWO! Cody keeps on Darby with a big forearm! Cody slams Darby’s bad arm on the mat, then grabs it to wrench around into a keylock. Darby endures, moves around, but Cody STOMPS the arm! Cody stalks Darby to a corner as fans rally up. Cody brings Darby up but Darby headbutts low. Darby’s arm prevents him whipping Cody, and Cody BOOTS Darby down! Cover, TWO! Cody keeps on Darby with another cover, TWO! Arn coaches Cody more, and Cody stomps the arm again. And again! Darby gets to a corner, Cody wraps the arm around the ropes! The ref counts and Cody lets up at 4.
Cody runs corner to corner but into boots! Darby gets the arm but his backslide is undone by the bad arm! Cody hip tosses Darby to short arm scissor! Darby moves around to a cover, TWO! Cody keeps on the arm scissor but Darby endures. Fans rally, Cody cranks on the hammerlock but Darby keeps clawing with the good arm. Cody gets that good arm for a recliner cover, TWO! Cody looms over Darby but backs off to let him get up. Darby grabs at a leg but Cody clubs Darby down. Cody wants the ref to check that arm. Cody then STOMPS the arm anyway! Cody drags Darby back up, hammerlocks again, then back suplexes, only for Darby to slip out! Darby whips but Cody reverses, only for Darby to springboard, but Cody YANKS Darby down!
Cody puts Darby in a Rings of Saturn style double armlock! Fans rally as Darby endures and moves around! Darby gets the ropebreak with a foot! Cody lets go at 4, does some push-ups to show off, but even Arn barks at him to stop that. Cody needs to take Darby serious and finish him off! Fans rally for Darby as Cody stalks behind Darby. Cody drags Darby up, fireman’s carries him to the top rope, and says he does respect Darby. That’s why he’s doing this! Cody throws haymakers, then gets up top to hoist Darby onto his shoulder. Canadian rack and hammerlock, SUPER POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives but Cody is after the arm again! Darby has a ropebreak so the ref counts. Cody lets off but the arm is going up top again. MOONSAULT, but he FLOPS as Darby moves!
Darby is in the corner, Cody runs in but Darby dodges! Darby springboards but into a waistlock! Darby spins out to SLAP, headbutt, and YOSHI TONIC! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives the rush but Darby gets to a corner. Darby drags himself up and wants Cody to stand. Cody does stand, but he ducks the clothesline to SUPERKICK! Cody learned much from the Bucks! Cody brings Darby up but Darby grabs the ropes! A buckle pad comes loose, Darby dodges and Cody hits the bare steel! Darby rolls Cody up, TWO!! Cody survives hitting hard but fans rally up both ways. Darby climbs up, Cody hurries and CLUBS him down! Cody BITES Darby’s forearm!? The ref reprimands but Cody climbs up behind Darby. Cody positions himself and Darby sideways, SUPER CROSS RHODES?!?
Darby goes tumbling, Cody hurries over to cover him, ROPEBREAK! Darby’s arm is under the rope so Darby is safe! Cody can’t believe it and even Arn protests! But the fans are fired up for Darby as he is still in this! Cody drags Darby away from the ropes, puts him in a drop zone, and goes up again. Darby CLUBS Cody then climbs on for a sleeper hold! Cody carries Darby as a backpack as he still goes up top! SUPER BACKPACK SENTON! Both men are down but Darby flops out of the ring. Cody leaves him as Arn tells Darby to be smart and stay down. The ring count climbs and reaches 5 of 10. Darby doesn’t stir until 7, fans rally up for him and he’s in at 9.9!! Cody seethes, fires himself up, and brings Darby back up.
Cody scoop slams Darby down then tells him to stay down. Darby refuses and he starts getting up. Cody scoops and slams Darby even harder! Darby doesn’t stay down, no matter what Cody says! Cody scoops, slams a third time, and yet Darby is still moving. Cody kicks at Darby, but Darby eggs him on. Cody whips Darby, pops him up to a gorilla press, for a BIG slam! Cover, TWO! Darby refuses to give in and Cody grows annoyed. Fans rally for Darby as Cody grabs the weight belt! Cody brings it over to Darby but the ref tells him not to use that. Darby sits up, Cody drops the belt, but Darby uses it to trip Cody! Jackknife cover, TWO!!
Darby fires off hands, Cody runs, Beautiful Disaster CAUGHT! LAST SUPPER! TWO!! Cody staggers up, Darby redirects him, THROWBACK STUNNER! Cody is down and Darby heads up top! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, TWO!?! Fans are thunderous as Darby is beside himself. Darby drags Cody up with one good arm, throws forearms, but Cody BOOTS and dragon sleepers! Darby drops, Cody sits on him, TWO! Darby has the cover, TWO! Cody has it, TWO! Darby has it again, DARBY WINS!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
No one is more shocked than Cody! Darby got the better of Cody at the end there, but Cody snatches the belt from the ref. Cody and Arn look to each other and are both clearly confused and frustrated. But Cody has the music quiet down, and he looks to Darby. Darby manages to get to his feet, and Cody personally hands the belt over. Darby is certainly emotional but fans tell him, “You Deserve It!” Darby takes the belt, and the moment of triumph is complete! Are we witnessing the start of Darby’s-
Wait, here comes Taz… “I swear to God, I need a plastic bag, because I’m going to vomit. Enough with the emotions, the hugging, the tears, all of this crap! MAN UP! So what? You won the TNT Championship! I would say act like you been there before, but you’ve never been there before!” So Darby and “the prince of pro-wrestling” can go take their “b*tch asses” to the back. Yeah, you heard him, EVP. But here comes TEAM Taz! They barrel past Arn, get in the ring, Cage CLOBBERS Darby then he and Starks mug Cody! Cage CLOBBERS Darby again, then he feeds Cody to Starks’ SPEAR! But they both want the TNT title belt. Taz gest them to calm down. He holds the belt for them both and has them finish the job on Darby.
Cage hauls Darby up and around the back, and then drops him down near the Full Gear panel. That’s the same kind of panel as last year’s unsanctioned match with Moxley and Omega! And we all know what happens getting thrown in there! Cody hurries and fights Cage and Starks but that’s 2v1! Cage whips Cody into railing, then hauls Darby up to throw him INTO the Full Gear paneling! Fans boo but Cage isn’t done, he drags Darby right out of the wreckage. They go to Darby’s car! Starks is up top already as Cage puts Darby on the hood. Starks opens the door, Cage puts an arm inside, but here comes WILL HOBBS!!
The Embodiment of Willpower chases Team Taz off! Hobbs is making it clear now more than ever that he is NOT joining Team Taz! Darby has been spared, but will he be able to last long with The Machine AND Absolute after him?
Backstage interview with The Natural Nightmares.
They were attacked the last time they were talking backstage, but QT Marshall doesn’t want to talk Butcher and Blade, he wants to call out Allie. She used QT to infiltrate the Nightmare Family not because she was bored, but because she knows the Nightmare Family is THE most prolific family in wrestling today! And Blade is playing victim that his wife was with QT? Oh please. If it wasn’t QT, it’d be someone else, because Blade doesn’t have his house in order.
Dustin wants to set this straight. There have been many successful women who have come through this sport. Allie is NOT one of them! This coming Dynamite, Dustin asked Tony Khan and he approved, their match with The Butcher & Blade is now a BUNK HOUSE MATCH! And if you don’t know what that is, you are about to learn! This Wednesday, Butcher will be gasping for air trying to keep up as Dustin kicks his ass, because he won’t even last 10 minutes! Understand that, punks! This is war! Who is going down in AEW’s first ever Bunk House Match?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero!
Double Or Nothing 2020 was an epic showdown, and the Full Metal Warrior was the one to finally dethrone the Native Beast! But it also feels like a lifetime ago, especially for Nyla, who has maintained a top ranking in the division even after that defeat. Will Shida regret making Nyla wait? Or will this rematch prove Shida is still a beastslayer?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the two get right in each other’s face before the bell! The ref has them back off long enough to ring the bell, and then Shida and Nyla fire off! Shida gets the edge, Nyla swings back but Shida gets around to fire off more forearms! Shida dodges again, throws more forearms then a headbutt! Nyla blocks the suplex, shoves Shida away but runs into a boot! Shida runs, dropkicks Nyla into ropes, then keeps moving to dropkick her down! Shida keeps moving to KNEE her against the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Shida keeps on Nyla with forearms and fans rally up. Nyla blocks the whip, whips but Shida blocks! Nyla whips and Shida holds ropes, then she dumps Nyla out! Vickie freaks out as Shida aims and KICKS the legs out!
Shida goes out to club away on Nyla, then turns her over to throw elbows. Shida gets space, runs in and KNEES Nyla down! Shida brings Nyla up and throws her into railing! The ref counts, Shida refreshes the count and brings out a chair! Shida sets the chair up, takes aim and fires up, but Nyla CLOBBERS her first! Nyla kicks the chair away, but gets an idea of her own. Nyla goes around and brings out a TABLE! The ref gets out to stop that, so Nyla puts the table away. Nyla gets a chair but the ref again reprimands. Nyla and Vickie are upset, Nyla goes back around the way, Shida LEAPS off the chair to KNEE Nyla into barriers! The barriers topple over and Nyla tumbles! Shida clubs away on Nyla but the ref tells her to back down.
The ref checks on Nyla, but Vickie SMACKS Shida with her own kendo stick! That’s a Guerrero for you! Nyla drags Shida up and throws her into railing! Shida clutches her knee but Nyla stomps her down. Nyla drags Shida up, brings her around and knees her down. Nyla lifts the apron skirt, drags Shida over and puts the bad leg through the ring frame! Nyla pulls on the leg and Vickie laughs as the ref counts! Nyla lets go and Shida clutches the leg but Nyla puts Shida in the ring. Nyla brings Shida to the corner and pulls her into the post. Nyla SLAMS the bad leg into the post! Nyla tells us watching at home that Shida is going to be the OLD champion. Shida hobbles but Nyla chop blocks her down! Vickie applauds but Shida fights back. Nyla stomps and stomps, then DDT’s the leg! Cover, TWO!
Shida is still in this but Vickie is furious about the count. Nyla drags Shida up, scoops her and slams her! Nyla runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Shida survives but Nyla drags her back up for clubbing hands. Nyla has the bad leg, steps over and has the Half Crab! Nyla hammers the leg at the same time as Shida endures! Fans rally as Nyla BITES the leg! Nyla stomps Shida, drags her to a corner and heads up top. Shida stands to SHORYUKEN! Shida climbs up, even with the bad leg. Nyla fights back to SUPER GOURD BUSTER! Nyla adjusts to SENTON, but she FLOPS as Shida moves! Shida dropkicks Nyla in the back! And sliding forearms her down! Cover, TWO!
Shida fires up and the fans rally with her. Shida brings Nyla up, but Nyla blocks the suplex. Shida throws body shots, and somehow suplexes Nyla up and over!! Cover, TWO! Vickie protests but Shida gets up first. Fans rally with “Holy Shida!” as Shida runs, but Nyla SWATS the bad leg! Vickie applauds as Nyla drags Shida up. Nyla back suplexes, Shida lands on her feet but her bad leg slows her down. Shida crossbodies and topples Nyla over! Nyla blocks the suplex and CLAWS the knee! Nyla drags Shida up for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this! Nyla drags Shida up, sticks her on the ropes, and then climbs a corner. With Shida backwards like this, Nyla GUILLOTINE KNEES Shida’s knee! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Nyla drags her to the ropes.
Nyla stands on the bad leg but lets off at the ref’s count. To then DROP down on the leg! Fans still rally for Shida but Nyla sets the leg on the ropes again. Nyla climbs but Shida gets up to throw forearms! Shida climbs up with one good leg, drags Nyla up to join her, but Nyla shoves her down. Shida comes back to throw more haymakers, then she bumps Nyla off the buckle over and over! Nyla is stick, Shida BOOTS her down to the ramp! Shida climbs up now, Nyla rises slowly, Shida’s missile dropkick knocks Nyla down! Nyla staggers up, Shida gets back up top, another missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Shida fires up and tries to run but the leg slows her down. Nyla CLOBBERS Shida! Nyla drags her up, BEAST BOMB!! Cover, but Nyla lets off?!
Nyla is making a point, as she bows and then flips Shida off. Nyla runs, TAMASHI! She sits on Shida, ONE?!? Vickie is furious so Nyla brings Shida up again. Shida BACK DROPS Nyla?! Shida runs corner to corner, for a KNEE! Shida hoists Nyla up top again, climbs up to join her, and SUPER FALCON ARROWS!! Cover, but SHIDA lets off?! Shida has a sinister smile as she wants to hurt Nyla. Shida runs but Vickie swipes at her! Nyla CLOBBERS Shida from behind! Nyla drags Shida up, Vickie has the kendo stick but the ref takes it from her! Shida slips off and shoves Nyla INTO Vickie! And then sends Nyla into the wall! And into railing! Shida puts Nyla in, brings her up, and suplexes again, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!!
Nyla survives but Shida isn’t letting off! Shida runs, TAMASHI!! Cover, TWO!?!? Nyla survives and Shida is growing frustrated. Shida runs again, and BLINDSIDE TAMASHIS! POINT-BLANK KNEE! And another! And another!! And ANOTHER!! Cover, Shida wins!!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
Vickie shrieks in fury! Not even she could help Nyla find a way to break the champion! Shida has slayed the Native Beast once again, has she finally moved past her and on to newer challengers? As for Vickie, she joins Nyla in the ring, and yells at her?! How is this Nyla’s fault?! Because Nyla wasn’t listening to her, apparently. Nyla gets mad back at Vickie but Vickie SLAPS her! Vickie calls Nyla “pathetic” and then storms off. Are the Vicious Vixens over? Or is Nyla going to concede the point to Vickie’s age and experience?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Young Bucks!
This dream match has been building even before AEW was a company. Even before Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood were simply known as “FTR,” there has been a war of words between them and the Jackson boys, as well as countless hours of debate by both their peers and fans. Things only escalated after FTR joined AEW, and it was only compounded by how the Bucks saw themselves. Failure is not an option, but if that were to happen, the Bucks vow to swear off these tag titles for all time! Will Matt and Nick win when it’s all or nothing? Or will Cash and Dax #FortifyTheirReign using the Bucks’ legacy as a cornerstone?
Despite Tully being banned from ringside, he still sees his guys to the ring. Tully leaves willingly, the introductions are made, the belts are raised, and this dream match come true with incredibly high stakes finally begins!
The fans are fired up already as Matt, bad leg and all, starts with Cash. And as such, Matt is careful not to let Cash get the leg as they circle. Cash and Matt tie up but break fast out of the deadlock. They go again, Matt headlocks but Cash gets the leg! Matt boots him away but Cash comes back. Matt boots him away again, but Cash tries a third time! Again Matt kicks Cash away and Cash bails out in frustration. FTR regroups and talks it over while Matt dares them to come back. Cash gets back in as fans rally and duel. Matt and Cash tie up, Cash arm triangles and powers Matt to the corner. Tag to Dax but Nick jumps in to keep things 2v2! The ref has them back down and FTR hugs it out. Matt tags Nick and now Nick and Dax circle. Fans rally, Cash swipes at Nick but Nick stares him down.
Nick and Dax tie up, Dax headlocks and hits the takeover. Dax grinds the headlock, Nick fights up but can’t power out. Nick endures, fights up again and powers out this time, but Dax runs him over! Things speed up, Nick hurdles and goes for a hip toss only for Dax to hip toss him! Dax goes after Nick but Nick boots him away. Dax comes back again, Nick scoops and SLAMS him! But Dax boots Nick now and hits another headlock takeover! Nick headscissors, Dax pops out but Nick arm-drags Dax down! Fans cheer that fast exchange as Nick grinds the arm. Dax moves around and fights up, then pulls hair! Tag to Cash but Nick arm-drags Cash already! Nick wrenches to an elbow breaker, tags Matt, and the Bucks double wrench and CHOP!
The Bucks double whip, elbow FTR down hard, and then fist drop and splash combo! Cover, TWO! Matt stays on Cash’s arm, wrenches and wristlocks, then tags Nick. Nick goes up top and drops ax handles on the arm! Nick wrenches the arm but Cash ROCKS him with that right! Cash stomps Nick, tags Dax, and Cash feeds Nick to Dax’s knee! Dax then throws CHOPS but Nick hits back! They brawl in the corner, Dax bumps Nick off buckles and CHOPS him again! Dax throws more haymakers, whips Nick corner to corner but Nick elbows him away! Nick goes up the corner to moonsault over Dax, then hip tosses him down! Nick dropkicks Dax, Cash gets in but gets a dropkick! Dax fakes out the dropkick! Nick clutches a knee now, and Matt protests as FTR gets in to bring Nick up.
FTR double whips, Nick flips up and over their double clothesline, and Matt gets in, DOUBLE RANAS! Matt and Nick double ground ‘n’ pound, too! FTR push the Bucks away but the Bucks double dropkick them out of the ring! Cash is on the apron but the Bucks hit him with the classic headscissor dropkick! Fans fire up for the Bucks as Nick tags Matt. Matt hurries after Dax but Dax kicks the bad leg! Dax pushes Matt into the post, but Matt dodges and Dax punches post! Matt puts Dax in, brings him up and goes after the bad hand! Dax resists so Matt unleashes punches and stomps! The ref counts, Matt lets off for a moment, but then goes after Dax’s hand! Dax’s hand is wounded and bleeding from punching post and Matt goes after said wound!
The ref counts, Matt lets off at 4, and he brings Dax over. Tag to Nick, Nick climbs up and dumdum stomps the hand! Nick goes after the hand himself, puts it in the corner, inside the gap of the buckle pad! Matt tags in and fires off kick after kick on the trapped hand! The ref counts, Matt lets off and Dax falls over, clutching the battered hand! Matt gets up, wrenches the bad wrist but Dax kicks low. Dax throws forearms, scoops and slams Matt down, then drops an elbow. Matt avoids it, then the other, and gets to the apron. Cash steps in but Matt DECKS him! Dax kicks Matt, but Matt bumps Dax off buckles. Matt climbs up as Dax flounders, Matt MOONSAULTS but lands on his feet as Dax moves! The bad leg jams but Matt throws hands!
Dax throws Matt into the ropes! Matt flops out of the ring, clutches his leg, and Nick come sover to coach his brother up. Dax’s bad hand is really bloody so he tags in Cash. Cash jumps down to club Matt, then he throws uppercuts! Cash CHOPS Matt, gets the leg and trips him up to drop elbows! Cash refreshes the count then slams the leg into railing! Dax bandages his hand up while Cash puts Matt in. Cash stomps the bad leg, drags Matt up by his hair and beard, and then punches him back down. Cash drags Matt around, tags Dax, and Cash hooks a leg. Dax runs to shove Cash over to add onto the SNAP LOCK! Dax drops the elbow, the leg and the headbutt! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Matt around, has a standing toehold on the bad leg, and he wrenches tight on the leg.
Matt fights but can’t get Dax to let go. Dax drags Matt away, tags Cash, and FTR drags Matt over to the post. Cash SLAMS the leg into the post! Matt flops down, Cash gets in and pushes Nick around. The ref keeps Nick back while Matt writhes on the outside. Fans jeer FTR with “You Suck!” Matt gets in the ring, Cash clubs away on him and drags him by his bad leg. Cash wraps the leg up again for another SNAP LOCK! Matt endures, cries in pain, but Cash wrenches the leg more and more! Matt keeps kicking but Cash punches him down! Matt kicks and kicks, and he gets Cash to let off. Dax tags in, stays between the bucks and he throws hands. Matt fights back, decks Cash but Dax drop toeholds! Dax reaches for Cash but Matt boots him into the POST! As if that corner hasn’t done enough to everyone in this match!
Cash goes after Nick but Nick punches him down! They brawl on the apron but Nick misses his chance to tag Matt! Dax BLASTS Nick off the apron, then hoists Matt up top! Dax climbs up top, and hits a SUPERPLEX! All four men are down, but Cash LEAPS in, but Matt gets his knees up! Cash crashes and burns but Matt is still alone with Dax. Matt cradle counters, TWO! Dax avoids disaster then throws Matt out of the ring. Cash gets back up, tags in, and goes after Matt with a LEAP, but Matt moves! Cash crashes into railing! Dax gets Cash back in and tags back in, but he narrowly stops Matt from reaching Nick! Matt fights, reaches, and sunset flips Dax, TWO! Cash grabs at Matt, Matt scrambles under, and ends up in the FTR corner. Cash runs in but Matt tosses him out HIGH and hard!
Dax storms up but Matt bobs ‘n’ weaves, then fakes Dax out to the DDT! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! Matt crawls but so does Dax. Hot tags to Cash and Nick! Nick fires off with haymakers on FTR, then dodges to SUPER FOREARM Cash! Dax kicks Nick but Nick kicks Dax! Nick kicks Cash, cartwheels out but Dax avoids the moonsault! Cash hurries over but Nick unleashes his kick combo! Roundhouse, spin back kick, spinning roundhouse, and then he gives FTR the BULLDOG LARIAT COMBO! Fans are fired up for Nick as he brings Cash up and into the ring. Nick has the fans rally more as he climbs up top. Nick leaps to crossbody! Cash rolls through and dead lifts, tag to Dax! FTR sets Nick up, HART ATTACK! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and FTR grows frustrated.
Dax drags Nick up, hoists him up top, then CHOPS him! Dax climbs up, Cash tags in, but Nick slips out! CHEEKY NANDOS for Dax! Nick avoids Cash’s leap, Matt tags in but Cash shoves Nick. Nick goes up and over, and baits Cash into the SPEAR! Nick hits a SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Fans rally again as Matt grits his teeth. Matt hobbles but fires up all the same. Matt drags Cash up, puts one out, but can’t lift because of the leg! Cash whips Matt away but runs into a boot! Matt goes up but Cash clubs him! Cash Electric Chairs, Dax tags in, BULLDOG DOOMSDAY! Cash SPEARS Nick off the corner! Dax covers Matt, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” because it’s still going! Cash regroups with Dax and they whip Matt. Nick SUPERKICKS Cash!
Matt sunset flips Dax but Dax rolls through, so Nick SUPERKICKS Dax! Matt flapjacks Cash into Nick’s CUTTER! Was that 3D?! Tag to Nick, TWIST OF FATE to SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! More great tag team references but it’s still not over! Fans rally up as Nick tags Matt back in. The Bucks call for the Superkick Party, but Cash CLOBBERS Matt’s bad leg! Nick goes out to PENALTY KICK Cash! Nick springboards but Dax catches the seated senton to rebound and POWERBOMB! But Matt rolls Dax to a ghost pin, TWO!!! So close and yet so far! Matt and Dax both throw forearms, and again! Dax JABS, JABS, JABS, and ROCKS him with a right! But that’s the bad hand, too!
Matt fires off furious fists from all sides, and CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! Matt spinning back kicks, but that’s the bad leg! Dax gets up, swings but Matt dodges! Matt superkicks but Dax blocks! Dax shoves Matt, SUPERKICK and fist collide! Both men go down from the pain in their own limbs! Fans fire up as Matt and Dax slowly rise. They glare at each other, get to their feet, and Dax DECKS Matt! Dax crawls to his corner, tags Cash back in, and Cash wants to reference THAT team! They aim at Matt, DIY VICE!! Cover, TWO!?! Matt survives and Cash is beside himself! Cash drags Matt over, tags Dax, and Dax drags Matt up. Cash climbs up, but Nick shoves him down to the ramp! Matt trips Dax, catapults him into Nick’s gamangiri! Cash returns, Nick goes up and leaps, CANNONBALL to the stage!
Matt gets Dax’s legs, steps through, and SHARPSHOOTERS! Dax endures as Matt sits deep, but Matt can’t keep him from the ropebreak! Nick SUPERKICKS Dax down! Matt has the Sharpshooter again! Nick drgas Cash away for his OWN SHARPSHOOTER! FTR reach for each other, that’s a ropebreak technically. But the Bucks drag them away from each other! Matt sits DEEP but the bad leg gives up! Nick lets Cash go, too, and the fans hope these teams “Fight Forever!” A standing count begins on Dax and Matt, but Cash is in the wrong corner! Matt brings Dax over, tags Nick, and Matt fireman’s carries! But no bang for Bucks as the leg gives up again.
Matt and Dax end up in a corner, Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD Dax! Matt STOMPS the bad hand! Dax begs for mercy but Matt references the Villain with the FINGER SNAP! B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Cash breaks it?! Cash saves FTR but Nick clotheslines him out hard! Nick tags Matt back in and then Nick LEAPS out to take down Cash with the Escalara Plancha! Matt gets a chair? This isn’t going to help them win at all! Dax dares Matt to do something with that chair, but Nick tells Matt to stop! Matt is conflicted, but he throws the chair away to scoop Dax! But Cash POWERBOMBS Nick into the timekeeper’s area!! Dax reverses the gut wrench to one of his own, tag to Cash, MIND BREAKER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Cash had forgotten about the outside leg!
Fans are electric as Cash goes after the leg! Cash takes off the boot and even the sock to stomp the foot itself! Tag to Dax, Dax ties up the legs in a deathlock and Cash goes up, FLYING STOMP!! Dax then laces the legs up for a TRAILER HITCH! Matt crawls to the ropes but Cash DIVES at Nick, only to MISS! Nick gets up top, and he 450 SPLASHES Dax! Matt is free, he crawls to cover Dax, TWO!?! Dax survives and Matt is beside himself! Fans rally up again as Matt clutches his leg. Nick helps Matt get to his corner but Cash SUPERKICKS Nick?! Nick falls out of the ring and Cash helps Dax to his corner. Cash tags in, and he has Matt all to himself now.
Cash Too Sweets then flips Matt off before he SUPERKICKS Matt down! Cash doesn’t cover, he wants to go for broke! SPRINGBOARD 450 but it FLOPS!! Matt fires up and hobbles to SUPERKICK Cash down!! Cover, THE BUCKS WIN!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The Bucks thrive under pressure, and they showed they could finally, truly, without question, get it done! And Kenny Omega comes out to celebrate with his friends! Hangman lingers at the tunnel, feeling awkward about wanting to join them. Omega helps Matt up to his feet and raises his hand in victory! But the Bucks may have suffered more damage than we know. Will this prove to be a Pyrrhic victory tonight?
The Elite Deletion: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara!
To say this rivalry has escalated to a dangerous level is an understatement. A near death experience in the Broken Rules match wasn’t enough, and now the HARDY COMPOUND will be their battlefield! Will Hardy DELETE the Spanish God? Or will Sammy redefine what it means for Hardy to be broken?
Sammy cruises down the highway in a custom golf cart. Hardy is on the phone. It’s almost time, but Hardy has this “premoneeshun.” If he calls them, they have to be here ASAP. Whoever he’s calling agrees and Hardy hangs up. Sammy runs over a toy monster truck as he pulls into the compound perimeter. And NEO1 is there to greet him. Sammy says hi. “You were dumb AF to come.” Hardy welcomes “Samuel” via hologram. Welcome… to his DEMISE! Disabling cart. Sammy’s ride is stuck, as Hardy brings out a REAL monster truck! Halloween Havoc, eat your heart out! Straitjacket runs the cart over! “That was ORGASMIC~!” Hardy hops out and says THAT was a squash! But Sammy wasn’t in the cart! He grabs a trash can and SMASHES Hardy!
A ref appears and a bell rings from somewhere, and Sammy climbs up the monster truck tires to MOONSAULT onto Hardy! Cover, TWO! Sammy SMASHES Hardy with the can again, then stalks after him into the woods. Sammy tosses the can and knocks Hardy down with it! Sammy bumps Hardy off a tree, then CLUBS him to the road. Hardy keeps going, Sammy brings him around for a suplex, but Hardy resists and reverses to suplex Sammy down! Cover, TWO! Hardy brings Sammy around to grind him into the tree! Hardy then whips Sammy into another tree and knocks some bark off! They end up closer to the house and Hardy whips Sammy into the trash barrels. Hardy brings Sammy to the lawn but Sammy kicks, only to be blocked. Hardy spins Sammy but Sammy HEEL KICKS down!
Sammy says “It’s my house now! Daddy’s home!” Sammy drags Hardy up, brings him further along and snap suplexes him onto the grass. Cover, TWO! Hardy staggers away but Sammy clubs him towards the fountain. Sammy rains down rights but Hardy pushes him away. Sammy comes back to tells Hardy he’ll be deleted! He puts Hardy’s face in the water, but Hardy brings out something to smack Sammy with! Is that some kind of skull on a stick? Hardy SMACKS Sammy with it more! Sammy staggers away and Hardy hits Sammy with the “scepter of Mephistopheles” more! Sammy gasps, ducks the scepter attack this time and kicks back. Hardy counter punches and DECKS Sammy!
Hardy brings Sammy up and elbows him over and over. They find Hardy’s training ring and he whips Sammy hard into the apron! Hardy rains down furious fists all over, then drags Sammy up. “You asked for this!” Hardy puts Sammy in the ring, Sammy goes to a corner and Hardy runs in but misses! Sammy rams in, enziguris hard, then springboards, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Hardy goes out while Sammy sputters, and Hardy puts a TABLE in the ring! Hardy sets the table up and Sammy crawls to a corner. Hardy goes after Sammy, brings him up and over, but Sammy fights back. Hardy clubs Sammy down, and says “It’s OVA!” POWERBOMB through the table!! Cover, but who is this breaking it up!? Ortiz?! Ortiz followed Sammy out here, as has Santana!
Proud ‘n’ Powerful beat Hardy down, but Hardy grabs a walkie talkie to signal his allies! Private Party say the reinforcements are on the way! PNP puts Hardy in the ring but Hardy fights back! That’s still 2v1 and PNP double back suplex! Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy arrive as PNP feeds Hardy to Sammy! Sammy hits a TWIST OF FATE! But Quen and Kassidy make it to the ring! Sammy goes up top, but then shove him down! Private Party and PNP brawl now while Hardy pursues Sammy. Hardy brings out an arsenal of FIREWORKS! Sammy SPEARS Hardy down and they each get a roman candle! They head off while PNP and Private Party continue to brawl! Santana GERMAN SUPLEXES Quen!
Hardy sings a little song, “A hunting I will go,” and he lights up the roman candle! PEW PEW PEW! PNP gets down so as not to be a casualty of war! Sammy lights his candle and aims back at Hardy! PEW~! Hardy dives down to return fire! They charge into the woods! So much smoke and fire! PNP and Private Party keep brawling, Quen PELES Santana! Kassidy DRAGON WHIPS Ortiz, then he and Quen combine for the assisted headscissors! PARTY IN MOTION! PNP regroups outside, Kassidy uses Quen to FLY!! “I’m still clean, baby!” The fireworks keep flying and Sammy narrowly avoids getting fried! Hardy keeps shooting sparks at him! Now they’re in the mud! Hardy kicks Sammy for a TWIST OF FATE! But Hardy thinks Sammy’s “corrupt vessel” needs to be cleansed.
But wait, someone has The Hurricane as a hostage! It’s GANGREL!? Private Party rushes in but Grangel fights them off! Hardy frees Hurricane while Kassidy enziguris Gangrel into the shadows! Hurricane says it’s been two years, what the hell? Sorry, “long term storytelling” and all that. But Hardy needed AEW to help finish this. Good point. But Sammy SUPERKICKS Hardy down! Sammy and Huricane brawl now, but Sammy kicks Hurricane into the Lake of Reincarnation! “What’s a hero to a god? A Spanish God!” Sammy goes back to Hardy, but Hardy turns things around to hit another TWIST- NO! Sammy handsprings out to SUPERKICK back! But Shane Helms appears! Is this rivalry cursed or is Sammy just a dork? Well sense you asked, Sammy SUPERKICKS Helms and throws him BACK into the water!
Hardy and Sammy brawl again and leave Helms floundering behind. PNP and Private Party are brawling, with Gangrel helping out! Hardy and Sammy return, but so does Hurricane! Hurricane bumps Sammy off the apron, gets in to go after Gangrel, and then Ortiz takes the EYE OF THE HURRICANE! Gangrel hits the IMPALER! Santana uses a BASEBALL BAT to SMASH Hardy! Floyd the Bat is helping out! Hardy staggers away while PNP beat down Private Party! Sammy rises up and pursues Hardy. Sammy has a sledgehammer as he chases Hardy into the darkness. Hardy’s allies are losing their 3v3 in the ring as Gangrel and PNP choke each man on the ropes! Then they hurry to follow after Sammy and Hardy. Hardy and Sammy end up in the garage!
Hardy calls upon Skarsgaard the Dilapidated Boat! It falls over, blocking the path between Sammy and his allies! NEO1 closes the door to “The Dome of Deletion!” Sammy is all alone with Hardy! And Hardy throws him into the garage door! And again! Hardy has another ring in here, and a chair! Hardy swings but Sammy kicks him first! Sammy throws Hardy into the garage door, then get the chair to JAM Hardy in the back! Sammy POSTS Hardy, then undoes a crossbar! Sammy drags Hardy into the ring, clubs away on his back, then has the corner HOOK! Hardy staggers, Sammy RAMS Hardy’s gut with the hook! Sammy undoes the other corner, and again SMASHES Hardy with a hook! Sammy CLUBS Hardy down, and undoes MORE crossbars!
Sammy CHOKES Hardy with the rope! It’s like a boa constrictor! Sammy says this is where Hardy’s career ends! Hardy endures and is somehow still conscious, so Sammy lets off. Sammy drags Hardy to the table that’s already set up in the ring and clubs him onto it. Sammy climbs up the ladder that is also already set up, and it’s a good 10 feet! Sammy can touch the ceiling as he mocks “DELETE! DELETE!” SWANTON BOMB through the table!! Cover, TWO!?! Hardy survives and Sammy is furious! Sammy drags Hardy back up, fireman’s carries, but Hardy fights out to TWIST OF FATE!! Sammy hits hard on the table wreckage and he clutches his neck. Sammy crawls to what’s left of the ropes, and Hardy SPEARS him off through ANOTHER table!!
Sammy’s bleeding from the back of his head in a role reversal from the Broken Rules match! Sammy spits up blood, too, but Hardy isn’t going to spare him. Sammy staggers about, barely able to walk, and he flops over. Hardy has a chair and JAMS Sammy right in the face!! Payback from the headshot that cut Hardy open! But even still, Hardy is not done. Hardy watches Sammy squirm and shouts, “YOU MADE ME INTO WHAT I AM!” Hardy drags Sammy around, has the chair again, and aims… FOR A CONCRETE CON-CHAIR-TO!!! Sammy twitches, Hardy covers, Hardy wins!!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by pinfall
Somehow, Sammy is still alive. Hardy says it is finally OVA! NEO1, unlock The Dome. Private Party, come in. Quen and Kassidy, take out the trash. They drag Sammy, or what’s left of him, up and into the trash barrel. The lid is closed, and Hardy wheels Sammy out. A truck is waiting, and they get Sammy into the back. “Senor Benjamin. Please, take this obsolete rubbish away.” Benjamin takes Sammy away while Reby plays the piano. And so, the dark and twisted tale between Broken Brilliance and Spanish God comes to an end. Team Hardy celebrates with more fireworks! Will this be the start of a WONDERFUL~ new chapter in AEW?
AEW hears from Lance Archer and Jake the Snake.
Or rather, Jake talks while Archer mauls someone against a brick wall! Jake says he and Archer have nothing to do. Archer is tired of training. They had four guys to train with but now they have no one. Jake is serious. He has to feed this SOB, but not with food. Archer wants people! They’re in a bad spot, but someone has to step up to serve them something. Archer says, “Weep and moan, you evil shepherds. Roll in the dust, you leaders of this Elite flock. Your time of slaughter is coming. You will fall. You will shatter beneath my boot” because their egos are fragile. Archer will break everyone in AEW! You can be Elite, you can have a family, but it doesn’t matter when #EverybodyDies.
Chris Jericho VS MJF w/ Wardlow!
The Demo God and Maxwell Jacob Friedman are practically mirror images. Egotistical, cocky, but still talented as hell both on the mic and on the mat. MJF wants to combine their drawing power and completely dominate AEW, but Le Champion needs the Salt of the Earth to prove he’s worth his salt. Will MJF win and enter the Inner Circle?
Wait, this entrance…! The LED jacket… Is just MJF’s new robe. MJF finishes trolling the fans as he goes to the ring. But then he outright insults fans by flipping them off. Jericho makes his entrance and fans cheer. Jericho soaks up the fans singing Judas, as always. The bell rings and fans already chant, “Thank You, Jericho!” MJF is annoyed, he gets up on the corner, but only gets boos. Jericho and MJF circle, fans go back to cheering Jericho. MJF tells fans to hush but they just boo again. MJF offers Jericho a handshake, but that’s the oldest trick in the book. Jericho still approaches, but he SLAPS MJF! MJF SLAPS back! The two start throwing hands fast and furious!
Jericho clubs MJF, whips him to ropes and runs him over with forearms! Jericho drags MJF up, and back suplexes high and hard! Cocky cover, TWO! But Jericho doesn’t mind, he’s having fun. Jericho stalks MJF to ropes, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! MJF pulls hair to turn things around and CHOP back! Jericho CHOPS MJF off his feet! Jericho puts MJF in a corner to throw haymakers, then he whips MJF corner to corner. MJF comes back to clobber Jericho! Fans boo but MJF fish hooks Jericho’s face! “Who’s soft now?!” Fans troll MJF with “SOFT! SOFT!” MJF headbutts, Jericho haymakres but MJF fires up. MJF whips but Jericho holds ropes, only for MJF to clothesline him out! MJF runs but he fakes Jericho out and tells the fans, “Up yours!”
But Jericho drags MJF out to whip him into the railing! Jericho drags MJF up, scoops him and slams him! Then Jericho borrows the camera to get in close on MJF as he flips him off! And waves hi, too. Jericho drags MJF up and bumps him off the apron. Jericho goes back in the ring to soak up the adoration. Jericho goes back out to fetch MJF. Jericho POSTS MJF then runs in, but MJF ducks and the Judas Effect gets only steel! MJF grabs Jericho, hammerlocks the bad arm and POSTS Jericho again! These posts are sure doing work tonight. MJF puts Jericho in and POSTS Jericho again! Jericho falls to the apron, MJF flips fans off but that only makes them boo more. MJF brings Jericho up but Jericho throws haymakers. MJF knees low, runs, but into a back drop!
MJF staggers up, Jericho clotheslines him out now! Jericho waits for MJF to get up, and he triangle springboards, but MJF hotshots the bad arm! Cover, ONE! MJF is after the arm, stands on it, and then clamps onto the arm. Jericho throws forearms, MJF BITES the fingers! The ref reprimands and counts, but Jericho BITES MJF’s hand! Jericho kicks and punches MJF to a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Jericho runs to bulldog but is sent into the corner instead! MJF grins as he goes back to Jericho and hammerlocks the arm to then hit a modified backbreaker! MJF stomps Jericho, digs his boots in, but goes until the ref’s count of 4! Fans boo and jeer but MJF just soaks it all up.
MJF drags Jericho up, throws haymakers, then chokes him in the corner! The ref counts, MJF stops at 4 again, then throws haymakers from all sides! The ref backs MJF off, Jericho pokes MJF in the eye! Jericho whips, MJF reverses but Jericho runs him over! Things speed up, Jericho runs MJF over but MJF throws Jericho out to the apron! Jericho is right up top and he leaps for double ax handles! Fans fire up for Jericho as he LIONSAULTS! He’s still got it! Jericho hoists MJF up top, throws hands, then climbs up to join MJF. Jericho rains down punches and gets 9, topping it off with a SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! MJF survives but fans rally for “JER-I-CHO!” Jericho drags MJF up, MJF throat chops back!
MJF knuckle locks and wrenches but Jericho throws forearms. MJF whips and OVERHEAD suplexes! Cover, TWO! MJF is too sore to be frustrated, and the fans rally up as both men slowly rise. MJF goes to a corner, climbs up top, but Jericho uses the ropes to trip him up! MJF is stuck up top, Jericho CHOPS him! Jericho climbs up, fans fire up, but MJF resissts. MJF GOURD BUSTERS Jericho down, adjusts, and leaps to DUMDUM STOMP the bad arm! Fans boo but MJF is after the arm again! Jericho fights back, MJF wrings him out into buckles! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives and fans rally up. Fans troll MJF as a “Stupid Idiot!” MJF seethes as he gets up and kicks at Jericho. MJF pie faces, too, then eggs him on! “What you got, b*tch?!”
Jericho counter punches MJF, trades elbows and fires off jabs, but MJF pokes the eye! MJF runs, into a CHOP! Jericho used the bad arm but he still took MJF down! Fans rally, Jericho figures he’ll CHOP with the left hand! It’s doing just as good, but MJF makes Jericho use the right hand! MJF grabs the arm and drags Jericho down! SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Jericho endures as MJF cranks over and over! Fans rally, Jericho rolls and gets a leg, but MJF resists the turn! Jericho still gets the WALLS OF JERICHO! MJF endures, Jericho sits down deep, but MJF powers up and he crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets go fast, thinking he won. The ref points out he didn’t, and he argues with Aubrey Edwards, as always.
Jericho stomps MJF, stalks up behind him, and then stomps him more. The ref backs Jericho off but MJF grabs at Aubrey. She gets mad at him but Jericho stalks over. MJF throws Jericho out, then hotshots him! Jericho denies the Heatseeker but MJF steals the CODE BREAKER! And then hits the HEATSEEKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and fans rlaly up again. MJF stands, stomps Jericho, then steals the LIONSAULT! MJF has to land on his feet as Jericho moves and Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more as Jericho drags MJF back up. MJF cradles, TWO!! That was close! MJF swings, Jericho moves, but Judas Effect is CAUGHT! MJF wrangles Jericho down, has the arm and SALT OF THE EARTH!
Jericho endures, fans rally, and Jericho drags himself to ropes. MJF BITES the hand, but Jericho still gets the ropebreak! MJF lets go in frustration, but he calls Wardlow for help! MJF gets the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Wardlow distracts the ref, but MJF misses! Someone tosses Floyd the Baseball Bat to Jericho! Jake Hager is here! How did he get Floyd from North Carolina to Florida so fast? But MJF pulls an Eddie and falls down! The ref thinks Jericho clobbered MJF with the bat!! Jericho defends his innocence, MJF rolls him up! MJF WINS!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (joins the Inner Circle)
Hager protests, this is not what they wanted! But MJF got away with one, having outsmarted the 30 year veteran! But a deal is a deal, and Jericho stands with MJF, both their heavies on standby. Fans chant “Inner Circle!” and MJF offers that handshake again. Jericho takes it, and then they hug! Jericho welcomes MJF and Wardlow to the team! MJF holds the ropes open for Jericho and the two head out together. Will this new dream team take over all of AEW?
Welcome back to the alternative reality.
AEW Revolution returns in 2021! February 27th, AEW will bring about another dimension of wrestling! But with next year feeling like an eternity away, what will the landscape of AEW even look like by then?
Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy,
Congratulations are in order, what are his thoughts on his win over John Silver? Best Friends are excited, but Cassidy has no thoughts. Miro, Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford walk up and say this has nothing to do with Best Friends. This has to do with “Clementine” and all the stuff with The Dark Order. Penelope almost got hurt during that! Apologize! Cassidy says sorry but Kip SLAPS him! That wasn’t good enough! Cassidy takes off the sunglasses to say it’s fine. Cassidy and Best Friends head out. Kip doesn’t understand, but will Freshly Squeezed have a more impassioned response next time?
AEW World Championship I Quit match: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston!
Last year, in Baltimore, for Full Gear 2019, The Maniac went 1v1 against Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned match. That match raised the bar for a new level of brutality. This year, Moxley is back on the card but in a much more personal battle. The Mad King was once one of Moxley’s closest friends, but the many twists and turns of life twisted and turned Kingston into a bitter enemy. Now, the only way to settle this is for one man to say the two words that can break even the strongest man’s spirit. Who will go beyond brutality in order to be THE AEW World Champion?
The introductions are made, Moxley says his prayer of forgiveness for what he has to do, and the belt is raised. Fans are fired up already as this match with nothing holding them back begins!
They start right away with a flurry of fists! Moxley gets the edge and knocks Kingston down! Kingston gets up fast to CHOP back, so Moxley CHOPS him! They CHOP back and forth more and more, egging the other on! Kingston fires off a strike fest but Moxley gets around for an ankle pick takedown. Kingston blocks with a clinch but Moxley bites whatever he can! Moxley gets an arm, Kingston fights up and they clinch at ropes. Moxley CHOPS but Kingston just walks it off! Kingston CHOPS, Moxley CHOPS, and then they shift to forearms and SLAPS! It’s a slap fight, both men egging each other on! Kingston kicks and CLUBS Moxley but Moxley throws a forearm! Moxley runs, into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Moxley goes to the apron and gets out, but Kingston goes out after him.
Fans rally and duel as Kingston rakes eyes! Kingston puts Moxley in, gets a chair, but Moxley DIVES to knock Kingston into railing! Moxley grabs that chair and CHUCKS it at Kingston’s head! Then Moxley whips Kingston into railing! Moxley clears a path and goes after Kingston’s fingers! “I’ll break your fingers!” Kingston doesn’t quit so Moxley TWISTS the fingers! Moxley drags Kingston up, throws haymakers, and then bumps him off railing! Kingston uppercuts back! Moxley throws a forearm, Kingston hits back with body shots. They brawl, Kingston rakes eyes and Moxley staggers away. Kingston follows and goes to suplex. Moxley blocks to snap suplex Kingston to the cement! The ref asks but Kingston refuses to say anything.
Moxley gets Kingston with a chinlock and grinds him down! Kingston endures, and BITES the arm! Moxley lets go, fans rally up as Kingston and Moxley get up. Kingston kicks Moxley back to ringside and then whips him into the railing! Moxley is sent for a loop but Kingston brings him up. Kingston CHOPS Moxley, throws punches while he has Moxley in a headlock. Kingston POSTS Moxley and then goes around the way to bring out a chair. And another chair! Kingston goes around the way again and hobbles into the ring. Fans rally as Moxley finds BARBIE! The barbed wire baseball bat is here! Kingston has his chairs together but Moxley SMACKS, and SMACKS, and SMACKS Kingston with the bat! Moxley kicks the chairs over, and he glares at Kingston through his own blood.
Moxley GRINDS barbed wire into Kingston’s forehead!! Kingston is already bleeding from a bloody lip, but Kingston again vows to Moxley, “You’re gonna have to kill me!” Moxley has drawn blood from Kingston’s face as well as other places, but Kingston refuses to give in. Moxley wants to hit him with the bat, but Kingston gets around to SAIDO! Kingston fires up to SAIDO again! Kingston grabs a chair, and CHUCKS it at Moxley! A simple but effective receipt there. Kingston punches Moxley but Moxley gouges eyes and throws haymakers! Kingston DECKS Moxley, then chokes him! Kingston lets up to grab Barbie for his own! Kingston sets it in position and SLAMS Moxley onto it! Moxley checks his chest and stomach while Kingston smiles a bloody smile.
Kingston SMACKS Moxley on the back with the chair! And then CHUCKS it into his head again! Kingston picks up Barbie and pulls off a loose strand off? Kingston wraps it around his own wrist, which is double-edged, but worth it in his mind as he punches away with the BARBED WIRE FIST!! And DIGS it into Moxley’s face! Moxley SLAPS Kingston but Kingston BARBED WIRE URAKENS!! Kingston gets the KIMURA!! Moxley endures, fights, but Kingston headbutts! Moxley BITES Kingston’s knee! Kingston clubs Moxley then SLAPS him all over! Moxley gets to a corner but Kingston digs his boot in! Fans rally as Kingston lets up to go fetch a chair. Kingston recreates his little chair pair and points it out to Moxley.
Kingston drags Moxley up and over, and fans that aren’t squeamish are still cheering them on. Moxley blocks a suplex to turn things around and snap suplex Kingston ONTO THE CHAIRS! Both men are down but somehow still stirring! Kingston CLOBBERS Moxley! Fans boo but Kingston heads to the outside. Kingston goes back under the ring to bring out a sack! Those are never good… Kingston brings the sack to the ring and pours it out. THUMBTACKS! Kingston brings Moxley over, but Moxley gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! They avoid the tacks, and Kingston SAIDOS! Moxley LARIATS! Fans rally up as both men rise again. Moxley stands, staggers, but fires himself up!
Moxley drags Kingston up, brings him around, but Kingston avoids the Paradigm Shift to URENAGE Moxley onto TACKS!! Moxley refuses to give up, though! Kingston is furious and he rolls right out of the ring to fetch that barbed wire strand. Kingston double checks if Moxley quits, and he doesn’t. The wire is put aside and Kingston dumps over the timekeeper’s table! Kingston grabs himself a bottle of… Alcohol?! Kingston asks if Moxley quits and Moxley says no, so Kingston STOMPS Moxley’s nuts! Kingston tells Moxley to quit but Moxley still refuses, so Kingston STOMPS the nuts again!! Kingston CHOPS Moxley down, and GRINDS the nuts! Moxley refuses to quit so Kingston lets off.
Kingston grabs that bottle of rubbing alcohol, opens it up, and POURS it on Moxley’s back! All the wounds on Moxley’s back sting and burn! But that doesn’t break Moxley, so Kingston scoops a handful of tacks. Kingston sits Moxley up to SMASH the tacks on his face! But again, it is double-edged! Kingston just keeps going, not caring about his own pain. Kingston decides not to use the wire after all, but he uses the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley endures, and he dares Kingston to do his damndest! Kingston keeps cranking on the hold, then he throws crossface forearms! Kingston goes back to the Bully Choke but fans rally up. Kingston unleashes knees but Moxley gets a SLEEPER! Moxley squeezes tight and spins Kingston around, PILEDRIVER! Suzuki-san would be proud!
Moxley puts Kingston in the BULLY CHOKE! Kingston fights up, Moxley kicks low, PARADIGM SHIFT!! The fans that can still bare to watch cheer but Kingston flips Moxley off. Kingston stirs, Moxley grabs that big of wire and bends it around. “There’s no other way out, Eddie! Don’t make me do this.” Moxley wraps the wire around his forearm but again Kingston flips him off. BARBED WIRE BULLY CHOKE!!! The wire is right under Kingston’s neck!! Kingston sputters and the ref begs Kingston to give up! Kingston says “I QUIT!” Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley (still AEW World Champion)
“Winner” in name only, as Moxley had to do so much horrifying damage to a former friend. But in the end, Moxley is undefeated in 2020 and of course undefeated as champion. “That’s what a champion is made of! Heart, soul, blood and guts!!” Is there ever going to be an end to Moxley’s reign? Moxley wants to help Kingston up, but Kingston refuses. Kingston staggers away alone, but will he be able to pick up the pieces? And then Kenny Omega walks out! Omega is reminded of his match with Moxley at Full Gear. That’s why Omega will gladly stay out of the ring for right now. When and where will Maniac and Cleaner collide for the title they’re both willing to fight so hard for?
What a great PPV for AEW here! I feel like Full Gear is going to become the “extreme” PPV for AEW every year, and I actually think that’s great. The I Quit match was just as hardcore as last year’s “unsanctioned” match but perhaps not as wild or fast-paced as that one. Kingston is a methodical type, and Moxley can play that way, too, so it worked that these guys weren’t going all over the place to the same level as Moxley and Omega did last year. They did explore a lot of the ringside space but perhaps if there wasn’t COVID concerns anymore, they would’ve gotten into the stands where fans were or something. Still a really powerful match, and it was a brilliant little detail for the referee in for that match was Bryce, a legit friend of Kingston’s, as was made canon roughly a month ago. Bryce didn’t want Kingston to lose his career along with the match, so it worked that he was there pleading with Kingston as much as Moxley.
Opening with Omega VS Hangman was a great surprise and those two really went above and beyond. It makes a lot of sense for Omega to win. Moxley VS Omega, revisiting the first year of AEW, will make for great story as we go further into the second year. I suppose there is a way those two could drag it out until February when Revolution 2021 happens, but that’s a rather long build. Perhaps that’s part of why Archer wants to get involved against Kingston and “The Fam” on top of the title hunt. Also I just want to say that’s a bit of a lame and lazy name for Kingston’s faction but oh well. Hangman’s story is also the one that’s properly paced for the story Cody already did of “If I don’t win this title now, I’ll never challenge for it again.”
Let’s be honest, Cody still could’ve ended up TNT Champion this whole time even without playing that card. Hangman is surely going to pull that move during the Summer of 2021 when he finally makes his way back to the title for perhaps Double or Nothing or even All Out. Then Hangman will have his back against the wall against Moxley or Omega, which makes for a great match-up either way, and that will be Hangman’s moment so that he has the best actual long term storytelling of AEW. Speaking of Cody, glad to see WWE gave up on the name blocking thing. Cody VS Darby was great stuff, lots of strong character work and story references, and of course it had to be Darby winning. Team Taz getting involved at the end there was a good move given what has been built, including Will Hobbs again helping Darby. A little disappointed Cage and Starks both grabbed at the belt when Cage is FTW Champion, but I suppose wrestlers are allowed to be greedy about that stuff.
Both women’s championship matches were really good tonight, and it’s exciting to see Thunder Rosa back again. She’s signed with NWA until late into next year so obviously she’ll have another shot at that title. I wonder how much of that story will be divided between NWA and AEW. It’s obviously a clever way to get fans watching NWA, of course. As for the AEW Women’s World Championship, it’s great for Shida that she retains in a match on par, maybe even better than Double Or Nothing’s earlier this year. I just felt like story should’ve dictated Nyla winning with cheating thanks to Vickie, because that’s literally why they’re a duo now. But Vickie actually humbling Nyla there is an interesting twist, so maybe they have plans for how to add to this.
Cassidy VS Silver was pretty good but it still feels like something they could’ve done on Dynamite. Same goes for Miro and Kip confronting Cassidy and Best Friends backstage. Not quite sure where that story is going but Cassidy VS Miro could actually be really good stuff. Also not sure why we needed to fill time with Natural Nightmares announcing the first-ever Bunkhouse Match with Butcher and Blade, but hey, that sounds like it’ll be great stuff. The Elite Deletion was a really good cinematic style match, but it wasn’t quite what I expected at first, then turned into everything I totally wanted and more! Hurricane and Gangrel show up to reference the unfinished project Hardy was working on while still with WWE, so that was great, and there was great use of editing to up the brutality and physical damage on Sammy. Who knows what happens next, but maybe Sammy returns with some kind of BROKEN persona of his own to take this to an even crazier level.
Jericho VS MJF was a really good match, but of course MJF finds a way to win. I did like how he had a target and was going after it in the right arm, aka the Judas Effect arm. But then he also had his many back-up plans, and referencing the late, great Eddie Guerrero is always a plus. There has to come a point when tensions reach boiling levels, maybe Hager and Wardlow fight because of obvious overlaps in their role as the big, mean muscle. And honestly, Bucks VS FTR was everything expected and more. I loved that FTR and Bucks each used a few finishers of iconic tag teams from all around wrestling, even DIY Ciampa and Gargano of NXT. That alone is FTR saying Ciampa and Gargano are among the greats, which they are. But of course with the all or nothing stipulation, Bucks were going to win to be the flipside to Cody. Omega showing up but Hangman hanging back was great, too, as it gives us another glimpse into the still rocky dynamic within The Elite.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Battle lines have been drawn!
Let them fight on Dynamite!
The Inner Circle is back, Jurassic Express and Bear Country clash, and Darby Allin continues to be a FIGHTING AEW TNT Champion, all in one night!
- Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Hangman wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Bear Country; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi; Darby wins and retains the title.
- The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Inner Circle rolls into Daily’s Place!
Chris Jericho in a black Lamborghini, Jake Hager in a Chevy Silverado, Sammy Guevara in a Range Rover, Santana in a Dodge Ram, Ortiz in a Porsche, and motorcycle entourage escorting them in! Y2J, Big Hurt, the Spanish God and the Proud ‘n’ Powerful are returning to AEW in style! But with The Pinnacle somewhere in the building and Mike Tyson expected to return, who’s getting taken out first?!
Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
Did the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hear Platinum’s new single on AEW Dark last night? Would it change what Hangman’s about to do to Max if it did? Or maybe Max’s improv rap right here will rile him up! “Hangman, you a changed man. Used to be a star, now you fadin’! Platinum, the flyest on the air, catch you slippin’ like Joe Biden on the stairs! So check the thug process. I’m dancin’ with the devil like I’m Lil’ Nas X! And you a one trick pony! Treat me like a breathalyzer and bl-” WHOA~! Bowens stops Caster there, that is a step too far. You can’t say that on TNT, Max! But either way, The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Hangman BOOTS Bowens to get him out of the ring!
Hangman fires off on Caster, the bell rings and Hangman rings Caster’s bell! He bumps Caster off buckles over and over, and over and over, then stops to stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman walks it dry. Hangman drags Caster up, CHOPS him back to the corner, and then whips him to ropes. Hangman CLOBBERS Caster at the ropes, suplexes but Caster slips out! Caster shoves, Hangman dodges and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, fans fire up, and Hangman snap suplexes Caster after all! Cover, ONE!! Caster surprises Hangman but he keeps his cool as fans rally up.
Hangman CHOPS Caster to a corner, CHOPS him again, but Caster turns things around to fire off forearms! Hangman shoves Caster to BOOT him down! Hangman drags Caster up, wrenches, hits an elbow breaker then wrings Caster to stomp him down! Then he drops a BIG senton! Cover, TWO! Hangman smirks as Caster bails out and fans rally up. Bowens checks on Caster, Hangman heads over but Caster drags him out. Hangman counter punches then RAMS Caster into railing! Hangman puts Caster in, Bowens gets in Hangman’s face, but Hangman lets him be. Caster dropkicks Hangman as he enters! Caster stomps away at the ropes, catches his breath, then stomps him more!
Caster CLUBS Hangman, whips but Hangman reverses to send Caster out of the ring! Hangman runs to TRIANGLE LARIAT Caster down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Caster! Hangman drags Caster up, the ref counts but Hangman CHOPS Caster! Hangman refreshes the count, whips Caster but Caster reverses to send Hangman into railing! Caster runs in but is sent onto the railing! Caster’s gonna be rapping in a higher octave! Hangman then climbs the other railing to leap and LARIAT Caster down! Bowens gets in Hangman’s face again, but Hangman shrugs him off. Hangman gets Bowens’ boombox, tosses it aside, and puts Caster in the ring.
Hangman drags Caster to the corner but Bowens threatens him with the boombox! Caster YANKS Hangman into the post! The ref is busy with Caster and Bowens RAMS Hangman into railing! Bowens puts Hangman in, Caster WRINGS him out, and then Caster throws the arm into the mat. Caster drops knees on the arm, covers, TWO! Fans rally and jeer Caster, and Hangman CHOPS! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, drags Hangman down and has a hammerlock crossface! Fans rally as Hangman endures, and Hangman fights up to arm-drag free! Caster returns but Hangman DECKS him! And again! Hangman dodges to SPINEBUSTER Caster down!
Fans fire up as Caster goes to a corner. Hangman goes corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman keeps going, Caster blocks the suplex and elbows Hangman. Caster blocks the boot, too, spins Hangman but Hangman catches Caster for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but fans fire up as Caster goes to the apron. Hangman shakes the bad arm out, goes to the apron, drags Caster up, and Alabama lifts! Caster fights for his life, gets free and BOOTS! Hangman forearms, Caster forearms back and they brawl on the edge! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, but runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hangman dumps Caster down, and he goes to the apron.
Hangman climbs a corner, but Bowens is there to distract him! Caster gets in to LEAP up, steady himself, and still SUPERPLEX Hangman down! Then he gets the arm, SHANKLY GATES! Hangman endures, crawls his way forward, but Caster sits deep on the hold! Hangman gets the ropebreak with a finger! The ref counts, Caster holds on until 4! Fans rally for Hangman but Caster climbs up top. SPRINBOARD, into a LARIAT! The fans fire up, Hangman Alabama lifts, for- No! Bowens slides the boombox in! The ref obviously sees that, and Hangman picks the boombox up. The ref confiscates it, but Bowens gets Caster his chain!
Caster wraps his fist, Hangman storms over, PLATINUM PUNCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Caster is shocked but the fans are thunderous! Caster hurries up top, takes aim, MIC DROP FLOPS! Hangman dodges and gets to the apron! Caster staggers up, Hangman slingshots to- No, Bowens anchors him! Hangman mule kicks Bowens, BOOTS Caster, and then ASAI MOONSAULTS Bowens down! Hangman reloads and aims again, BUCKSHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy secures that number one spot in the rankings! And of course, he toasts with some nearby fellow wrestlers! Will Hangman be saying cheers to a championship opportunity soon enough?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
AEW has great tag teams all around, but here is one of the great teams and the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, DEATH TRIANGLE! PAC and Rey Fenix won the opportunity in the AEW Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal, but they and Penta El Zero Miedo all stand together with Schiavone. Their shot at the titles are coming, next week on Dynamite! They finally get their shots, but wait! The Best Friends show up? Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and #JustTrent, with the honorary Best Friend, Kris Statlander, walk out on stage, and Cassidy gets the mic! “Y’know… It’s really nice to see all three of you together in the ring again.”
Footage plays, and it turns out to be a highlight reel of the history between these two trios! Revolution 2020 was when Death Triangle brutalized Cassidy after PAC beat him in a 1v1 match. Then on Dynamite from 5/13/2020 was when Fenix Ryder Kicks Cassidy down just because he could! Chuck says that it may have been awhile, but they still remember! Fenix laughs! These guys are crazy! Penta says it’s crazy how they’ve hold onto those moments! Pac says everyone should relax, because he understands why the Best Friend are here. They see the writing on the wall, and want a shot at the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions already! Well they’ve got a lot of work to do because they are FAR from worthy! So jog on and get out of here!
Oh, well, alright. Trent says he was hurt, and now Best Friends are back of the line. They’ll work their way back up, because that’s not a problem when you’re the team with more wins than anyone in this company! But anyway, Pac and Triangle can calm down. The Best Friends are just here to give them a heads up. “The boys are back in town!” Oh, and their new alien friend. Fans fire up as the four put hands in, will the reunited Best Friends be out of this world?
Mike Tyson talks with Coach Urban Meyer.
Is Iron Mike giving or getting pointers on how to handle business?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Fans again get to sing Judas for Jericho as he and the boys return officially, even though we saw them get payback on The Pinnacle last week. Jericho gets the mic first, and he says Jacksonville sounds great tonight! The Inner Circle has a lot to say after the break! Y2J knows his TV, and AEW does go to commercial!
AEW returns, fans chant for Inner Circle and Jericho says they ARE the Inner Circle, and they are Back in Black, baby! “And it was only one short month ago that we were in this ring and given the beatdown of a lifetime by the Pineapple.” Sammy whispers a correction to Jericho, The Pinnacle. And that beatdown taught them a lot. It gave them hospital stays, it gave them stitches, but it gave them a wake-up call. It revealed to them that they’d made a lot of bad decisions over the last six months, that hurt and insulted a lot of people. For that, Jericho apologizes to those people and to the fans.
But all those decisions were on MJF, aka “My Jerkoff Friend.” And My Jerkoff Friend says he outsmarted the Inner Circle, mostly because he’s smarter than Jericho. And that’s true, Jericho isn’t the smartest in a few areas. High school chemistry, terrible. His teacher even asked after a second failed test, “Are you on dope?” An exact quote! Jericho wasn’t, he just wasn’t good in Chemistry. But who is? What Jericho is smart in is pro-wrestling! That is why he brought My Jerkoff Friend into the Inner circle. Not to take him under his wing, but to keep him under his thumb.
Jericho knows how dangerous My Jerkoff Friend is and how talented he is, and how much personality and potential he has. Jericho wanted to use him for all of that, and suck the life out of him into the Inner Circle. They had it all perfectly planned, and knew that MJF would eventually show his true colors. They were ready to kick MJF’s ass, but they didn’t think he’d be a step ahead. They got outsmarted by a man who can do everything except for put on a spray tan. Last week, MJF was oranger than Cassidy and had more streaks than that toilet bowl Jericho shoved his face into! Jericho can’t wait to swirly him again! Fans chant “Swirly! Swirly!”
MJF is only 25 years old! When Jericho was 25, he was still having wet dreams! But MJF at 25 is at the pinnacle of pro-wrestling. See what he did there? But here’s the thing! MJF, you consider yourself a fine wine, that he’ll get better with age. But he doesn’t want to wait for the aging, he wants it all now! He wants to be better than The GOAT, Chris Jericho, now. Those are big, big shoes to fill, MJF. You gotta go smaller, take baby steps. Be better than Peter Avalon, or Michael Nakazawa, or “that stupid Burberry scarf you’ve been wearing for a few years. It’s tired, it’s old, it’s stale, and it sucks!” Time to change it up, MJF! Plus, Jericho was rocking the scarf look a few years ago, so if you’re better than Jericho, why is he stealing Jericho’s shit?
But Jericho has an old clipboard in the back if MJF wants to add it to the list of things he’s stolen from Jericho! Y’see, MJF isn’t as good as he thinks he is, and he believes his own hype. Jericho sees MJF listening to the critics and the fans online. MJF would bee-line after every match or promo he’s ever had just to check what people thought! That’s called “Being a mark.” But Jericho makes it “being a Max,” because Max is a mark for himself! The true issue is that MJF knows he will never, ever be better than Jericho. He will never be better than Jericho, and you know it. That’s because Jericho is a true fine wine that has aged and fermented and soured.
Speaking of sour, just look at the men My Jerkoff Friend has aligned with! Tully Blanchard! He’s the greatest mind in pro-wrestling history? Really? No, he’s the third-string member of the Four Horsemen, stuck between Ole Anderson and Paul Roma. Then there’s FTR! They would be one of the best tag teams in the world today, but they’re completely interchangeable! Which one is which? It’s like the AEW version of The Jonas Brothers, where you know they’re good, you know they make money, but you don’t know any of their names! Is that Dax? Cash? Ax? Smash? Axel? Slash? “I DON’T KNOW!!”
And then of course, there’s Shawn Spears. Such a great upside, so they say, but Jericho’s never seen it. All Jericho has is the number on his phone from when Spears called him after getting fired from “The Fed” 10 years ago, asking for advice. Spears aligning himself with My Jerkoff Friend is about as good a move as rocking the blonde mohawk in 2021. And then there’s Wardlow! Of of course! A million dollar body with a 13 cent brain, and guess what? He’s so dumb, he has to strip naked to count to 21! Think about it, Jericho’s seen him do it. But compared to the Inner Circle, the NEW Inner Circle that will dominate AEW once more but with the fans all behind them, The Pinnacle is good, can beat the crap out of them, but who cares?! The Inner Circle loves to fight!
The bottom line is, the Inner Circle will shove the faces of The Pinnacle up each other’s asses and form a human centipede, with MJF in the back! “You want blood? You want violence? You got it!!” They’ve been waiting for a match since March 25th of last year! Why play grab ass anymore? You want blood and violence? You get it! May 5th, right here at Daily’s Place, for the first time ever, Pinnacle VS Inner Circle, BLOOD AND GUTS!! The Inner Circle is back in black, and now that they’re back, they will kick the ever living shit out of the Pinnacle! “The worst is yet to come, God help you for it!!” FINALLY, the match the world has wanted to see! Will MJF’s future be nothing but suffering for what he has done?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Dasha congratulates Captain Charisma on his victorious AEW in-ring debut. So then, how is he feeling? And what’s next? Christian says last week “was the culmination of an entire year of me scratching, clawing, and grinding in complete solitude for that very moment of stepping through those ropes, kneeling down, kissing that canvas, and taking back what was taken from me seven years ago.” Now he can’t talk about last week without talking about his opponent, Frankie Kazarian. Kaz took him to the deep waters, and pushed him so far down. Christian’s lungs were on fire, and he loved every single second of it!
Fans were in awe of Kaz’s performance, but not Christian, because Christian has always known what Kaz is about. Kaz knows that Christian isn’t like everyone else. When you step into the ring with Christian, you have to bring it up another level. Christian makes others level up! But then Taz interrupts and says for those who don’t know, these two have known each other for a long time. That all said, seven years is a long time. Taz has a team that can help Christian get where he wants to be, so Taz will just get right to his offer: Christian can join Team Taz! They can all help each other, and a guy with Christian’s wealth of knowledge would be a great help.
And before Christian can say too much first, Taz won’t put him on the spot. Christian can sleep on it. Will Captain Charisma choose to join the Path of Rage?
Jurassic Express VS Bear Country!
Two forces of nature will collide, but #OneWillFall. Godzilla VS Kong is in theaters, but here is a pretty good teaser right here! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus represent for the reptiles? Or will the burly Boulder & Bronson bring the heat on behalf of warm-blooded beasts everywhere?
The teams sort out, Luchasaurus steps up to Boulder and fans fire up already! Bronson and JB walk over, and Bronson shoves JB right down! Luchasaurus choke grips Bronson, but Boulder shoves Luchasaurus to the corner! JB returns to SHOTGUN dropkick Bronson, then dodges Boulder to set him up for Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Another SHOTGUN, another BOOT and the Bears are out of the ring! JB builds speed to DIVE into Bronson! JB keeps going, and DIVES again! JB keeps it up, and he FLIES, but into the arms of Bear Country! But JB wriggles free as Luchasaurus FLIES in and bowls Bear Country over!
Fans fire up as JB and Luchasaurus regroup. They get Boulder in, Luchasaurus drags Boulder up but Boulder RAMS him into the corner! Bronson tags in, Boulder whips him in and Bronson SPLASHES Luchasaurus in the corner! Bronson fires off hands, Luchasaurus shoves back but Bronson ROCKS him! Tag to Boulder and now Bronson whips Boulder in, but into a boot then KNEE! Bronson runs in, Luchasaurus goes up and over, then handsprings to dodge Boulder! Hot tag to JB! Luchasaurus elbows Bronson, JB leaps but Boulder catches the rana! Luchasaurus is up top, and LEAPS, but he just bounces off Boulder! Boulder keeps JB up to BOMB him!
AEW goes picture in picture as Boulder grits his teeth as he paces around JB and fans rally up. Boulder brings JB up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Boulder makes sure his arms are working, and Luchasaurus seems to be alright after that crash landing. Tag to Bronson, the bears mug JB, and Bronson drags JB up to DECK him! JB gets to a corner, Bronson storms over but JB kicks back from below. Bronson blocks a kick to rain down furious fists! Bronson lets off as the ref counts, and he drags JB up. JB SLAPS Bronson, CHOPS him, but Bronson HEADBUTTS JB down! Cover, TWO! Bronson grows frustrated but he stalks JB and keeps him from Luchasaurus.
Bronson whips JB to CLOBBER him! Tag to Boulder, Bronson stands on JB and then Boulder steps on him! Boulder drags JB up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! JB writhes but he still reaches for Luchasaurus. Boulder stands on JB’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then drops a big elbow on the back! Boulder drags JB up, puts him in a corner and whips him corner to corner to then back drop on the rebound! AEW returns to single picture as Boulder drags JB up and tags Bronson in. Bear Country mugs JB, then Bronson whips JB into the corner. JB BOOTS back, fights out and slides under but Boulder tags in!
Bronson keeps JB from Luchasaurus, Bear Country double suplexes, but JB lands on his feet! JB dodges and hot tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders, BOOTS Boulder then BOOTS him in the corner! Luchasaurus adds Bronson to the pile to fire off hands! GERMAN SUPLEX for Bronson, then Luchasaurus ducks the running knee to kip up and TAIL WHIP! LARIAT! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus and he waits for Boulder to get up. Boulder turns around into a choke grip! Bronson storms over, into a choke grip! The bears break free but Luchasaurus boots through their double clothesline! ROUNDHOUSE to HEEL KICK!
Luchasaurus runs but is put on the apron. He HEADBUTTS Boulder, climbs up, but Boulder trips him up! Boulder climbs up, but Luchasaurus choke grips! Boulder fights it off! But Luchasaurus still gets the grip! Boulder HEADBUTTS Luchasaurus! Boulder gets a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans are fired up! Boulder covers, but JB FROG SPLASHES it apart! Bronson drags JB up to throw him out but JB shoulders back in! JB slingshots and spins around to DDT! JB baits Boulder into Luchasaurus’ EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, but Bronson scoops JB for a MICHINOKU DRIVER onto the pin! All four are down and the fans fire up again!
The teams regroup as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Bronson and Boulder combine, head for Luchasaurus, CANNON BEAR!! They drag Luchasaurus to a cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus survives and Boulder can’t believe it! Boulder is frustrated, but he tags Bronson in, and they decide to combine again! Boulder has Bronson on the Electric Chair, but Luchasaurus sits up! JB returns and he dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson drops into the TAIL WHIP!! Boulder BOOTS Luchasaurus, grabs JB and whips, but JB LARIATS on the return! Luchasaurus pushes Boulder out! Bronson staggers into a choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! MESOZOIC MOONSAULT! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Who needs Godzilla VS Kong? This was a true clash of alpha titans! Will Jurassic Express now pull into the top spot right behind Death Triangle?
AEW hears from QT Marshall.
In reference to Cody Rhodes, “Your mantra should be, ‘Do the work for me.‘ Whether it’s creating this incredible training facility, or carrying your broken down brother through whatever career he had left, ever since the beginning of our ‘friendship,’ all I’ve ever done is do work for you.” QT is sick of the narrative Cody is creating about how he was going out of his way to help QT, but leaving QT dead in the water before he ever got started. Cody wants to doubt QT Marshall’s credentials? Let’s talk about those credentials for a minute. Cody was second fiddle to Ted (DeBiase) Jr, then went hiding behind face paint because even as “Dusty’s kid,” he knew he’d never amount to shit.
But Cody “figured it out” at some point. He got on the indies, surrounded himself with “vanilla midgets,” and felt like the star he knew he’d never be. But QT has surrounded himself with men. Hungry, sick and tired of waiting in the shadows, and that can trust QT and QT can trust back. Because unlike “Bargain Brand Sting,” QT isn’t worried about other people’s success. Aaron Solow, “who will never be known as ‘just somebody’s boyfriend.'” Nick Comoroto, who isn’t just some “body guy.” And Anthony Ogogo, who is a household name in the UK! A mainstream fighter and star! The British follow his career and cheer every punch. Ogogo does Subway commercials for business and knocks people out for fun!
But this ain’t Great Britain, this is “Shitty” America! So all you Yanks are gonna learn soon enough who Ogogo is. QT tells Cody that this is HIS goddamn factory now! Comoroto splashes the Nightmare Factory logo on the wall with blue paint, and this fearsome foursome has left its mark! Will others join them? Or will they simply know not to side with The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?
AEW returns with Schiavone on stage.
This never gets old for Tony. Once again on Dynamite, “It’s STIIIIIIIING~!” The snow, the crow and the Icon! A lot to unpack with the TNT Championship coming up, but Jake the Snake interrupts. “This is not the way we do it. You remember! How can you forget? It’s only been what? Seven days?” They start, Snake and Archer interrupt, Sting does nothing and keeps his mouth shut, or maybe just shuts his hole. Where’s his little gerbil friend, by the way? Yes, he’s a gerbil. But they say insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, and Snake is a crazy son of a bitch so he should know!
But Archer interrupts now and says this is enough. If that’s insanity, then Snake isn’t the only crazy one, Archer’s “one sick son of a bitch!” And Archer is sick and tired of the AEW agenda! Bring Archer in, bring him to the top, but then send him away. He fights Moxley, then goes away. He works main event after main event, then he goes away. He’s done with that! The world will pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster, and Sting will pay attention closely. This is Archer’s time! Archer should be getting the interviews! Sting doesn’t need to talk because this is Archer’s time! But then Sting snatches the mic away!
“Now it’s MY time!” Then say something! He’d say something if Archer would be slow to speak and quick to listening. Zip up and understand that Sting AGREES! Archer is a main event guy, but then he disappears, and Sting doesn’t understand it, either! Snake, what’s wrong with you? What’s that dumbfounded face for? Tell Archer how to do it! Or maybe just shut your hole now. Sting says Archer IS main event material, he has “it,” but Snake needs to actually help him! Help Archer channel this in the right direction and then he will be in that ring on TNT in a main event, maybe even for the world title, without disappearances. Just make it happen! Make it showtime! If you’ve got it in you, go do it!
Sting storms off, but All Ego, Ethan Page, and the Face of the Revolution, Scorpio Sky, are watching from the bleachers. They don’t seem to see it Sting’s way, but what is Archer’s response? Archer storms off, too, with Snake following. With Ethan and Scorpio have their own input on this?
Team Taz speaks.
But before Taz himself can say anything, Ricky Starks speaks up and wants to start by saying AEW Dark was great! They got the win thank to Brian Cage! And as the winner, let’s hear from Cage! Taz speaks up and says no, not this time. Starks instigated, he isn’t going to get away with it this week. Will Hobbs wants to say something but Taz already knows what he’ll say. Everyone just needs to chill out, get on the same page. Starks, stop instigating. But they’ve got to be real smart, because they’ve got an offer to a real blue chipper in Christian Cage. That could happen! Starks says absolutely. But will they be able to handle having two Cages on the same team? Or will they end up with no Cages in no time?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
The Relentless wants to be a fighting champion, and another rising star answered the call! Will the Blue Collar Badass prove that even a rugged mug like his can be the Face of the Network? Or will the Icon prove to be a superior wingman to the Hollywood Hunk and the Beautiful Brazilian Beefcake?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the fighting champion is in for a fight!
Darby and JD stare down as fans fire up and rally. They circle, tie up, and JD puts Darby in a corner. The ref counts, Darby ducks a chop and then ducks again. Darby headlocks, JB powers up to throw him to a corner. Darby boots the chop away, shoves JD but JD goes up and over to CHOP him! Darby bails out, fans fire up, and a ring count begins. JD dares Darby to get back in and Darby is on the apron. Darby pie faces JD then dares him to bring it to the outside. JD takes the bait, Darby gets in then WRECKS JD with a dropkick! Darby runs to DIVE and ram JD into railing! Darby gets up top, Nemeth distracts everyone, and Darby leaps, but JD bounces him off his shoulder!
Nemeth laughs at Darby while JD drags him up, but Sting is there to scare Nemeth away! JD puts Darby in to drop a BIG back senton! Sting keeps backing Nemeth all they way to the timekeeper’s table and further away! JD ROCKS Darby, Nemeth keeps running, and JD CHOPS away on Darby! Bononi is still in JD’s corner as JD drops knees then covers, ONE!! Darby sputters but JD brings him up. Darby throws body shots but JD scoops and SLAMS to then drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO!, and AEW goes picture in picture.
JD stalks Darby, drags him up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. JD waits for Darby to get up, then brings him around to ROCK him with a right! Darby ends up in a corner, JD CHOPS him, then lets him feel it for a moment. Darby gets up, SLAPS JD, but JD SLAPS Darby back! JD whips Darby, LARIATS him inside out, then covers, TWO! Darby survives but JD wraps on a chinlock! JD grinds Darby down into the mat, but Darby fights his way up. Darby throws body shots, but JD back suplexes high and hard! JD drags Darby up the corner with him, but Darby SLAPS JD! And back hands and SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS!
Darby climbs up, fires off more SLAPS, then haymakers! JD shoves Darby away and hits a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Darby survives, JD grows frustrated, but JD steps on Darby as he goes to the corner. AEW returns to single picture as Darby bails out. JD pursues, stalks Darby, and he brings Darby around but Darby throws body shots! Darby throws a forearm but JD tosses him into ropes to CLOBBER him! JD shouts, “Tonight’s MY night!” Darby crawls, Bononi cheers JD on, and JD refreshes the ring count to then aim at Darby near the railings. JD runs in and CANNONBALLS but only into railing as Darby dodges!
Darby gets to the ring, gets up the corner, and he LEAPS onto both Bononi and JD! Darby gets back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB!” The ring count is 5 of 10 but JD gets in! Darby clubs away on JD with furious fists, then goes up the corner. JD trips Darby up! JD gets Darby in the Tree of Woe to KICK, CLUB and then sit him up by his chin. Darby SLAPS JD, but JD sits Darby up to CHOP him on the back! Darby is back in the Tree of Woe, JD runs and CANNONBALLS Darby down! JD goes up top fast, VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and JD is shocked! Fans fire up, JD drags Darby back to the drop zone and goes back up top. MOONSAULT FLOPS!
Darby is in the corner, he climbs back up but JD ROCKS him first! JD climbs up now, but Darby SLAPS him! JD SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight up top! But then Darby grabs a hand to BITE it, and hits a SUPER CODE RED!! JD is in a drop zone, Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Relentless is still champion, still Face of the Network, and still on a hot win streak! But then THE BUTCHER clobbers Darby! The Hardy Family Office is here and they mug Darby on behalf of Hardy himself! Bunny Allie says commentary needs to get their stuff off the table because they’re going to use it! But then Sting and the Dark Order are here to run HFO off! Bunny is furious, but she’s gotta face Tay Conti in the ring now! Is she reconsidering given the HFO ran off? Too late! Tay tackles her on the stage and rains down fury! The refs hurry to break this up because this needs to happen in the ring! Will Tay tear into Bunny on behalf of Darby and the Dark Order?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Marvez brings up the huge news that Blood & Guts is happening on May 5th! Jericho tells Alex Marvez he’s more handsome than usual. What’s he doing that’s new? But then MJF blindsides Jericho, and the Pinnacle join in! FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow shove Jericho towards gorilla and then the stage! Where is the Inner Circle!? MJF chokes Jericho with his scarf! FTR gets Jericho up for the MIND BREAKER!! Marvez signals to cameras, and the Inner Circle door has been bolted shut! The Inner Circle literally bust through the door to get free! But the Pinnacle keeps mugging Jericho and they get a table!
Spears brings the table to the apron, Wardlow reels Jericho in, but here comes IRON MIKE TYSON!! Tyson and Jericho may not be friends, but Tyson isn’t going to let a group of thugs brutalize Jericho! Thyson fires off on Spears! He rains down fury like in his prime! FTR saves Spears, the Inner Circle rushes to even things up!! The Pinnacle goes running now, and fans are fired up for Tyson standing with the Inner Circle! Is the Baddest Man on the Planet really on Jericho’s side? They shake hands! Jericho and Tyson let bygones be bygones, and Tyson says “up yours” to MJF! Will Iron Mike help the Inner Circle get ready for Blood & Guts?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker (and Rebel) backstage.
The Doctor has a special announcement, and a small request for Tony Khan. “Tony, give the people what they want already!” A championship match for The Doctor! But she’s ranked fourth, there are others ahead of her. Yeah, let’s talk about those rankings. The win-loss system is UTTER CRAP! Championship opportunities should be based on star power, merchandise sales, and the demographic scores, which Britt is at the top of the food chain. It’s not her fault she had to waste a year putting respect on the women’s division and make history. But like a true Role Model, she will fix the broken system, climb up the rankings, and pretend like it actually matters.
So make sure to tune into Dynamite, Dark and Elevation where you will see The Doctor getting those wins up. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker DMD. Will Britt “expose” the AEW system for what it is?
The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order!
Things may have calmed down from that brawl earlier, but there’s madness just below the surface when it comes to Allie the Bunny. But to counter the HFO being ringside, the Brazilian Blackbelt has not only the Dark Order’s Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson and Negative One, but she has Hikaru Shida with her! Will the Numbers game be in Tay’s favor?
The bell rings and these two fire off forearms! Tay gets the edge, Bunny kicks low and clubs away, then CLAWS Tay on the back! Bunny bumps Tay off buckles, Tay wobbles but Bunny bumps her off more buckles! Fans rally for Tay as Bunny digs her boots in! The ref counts, Bunny lets off and the HFO talk trash. Bunny brings Tay up and talks trash but Tay blocks the kick! Tay clinches for an EXPLODER! Bunny flounders, Tay fires up and runs in to BOOT Bunny down! Then she boot WASHES! Bunny flops out of the ring, Tay goes to the apron and aims. Bunny dodges one kick, blocks the next and trips Tay into the apron! Bunny seethes, but then laughs as she brings Tay around to snap suplex to the floor!
Bunny sees Tay floundering to railing, and run sin to SHOTGUN her into the railing! Tay flops down, the HFO is fired up and Bunny drags Tay up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny bumps Tay off the apron, brings her back around and puts her into the ring. Bunny takes a moment to laugh like a hyena, and then she stomps Tay down. Bunny drags Tay up, talks trash and throws big knees into her! Bunny runs and knee lifts Tay down! Cover, TWO! Bunny gets frustrated already but she drags Tay up. Tay fires back with forearms and then reels Bunny into a cradle! TWO, and Bunny CLOBBERS Tay! Cover, TWO! Bunny is angry again but Tay reaches out for her friends. Bunny drags Tay around, looms over her, and brings her into the cobra camel clutch! Tay endures, Bunny thrashes her around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Tay throws Bunny around with drop sayanagis! Tay then gets Bunny up for the swinging BACKBREAKER! Bunny crawls to a corner, Tay runs in but the knee hits buckles! Tay hobbles into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida and the Dark Order cheer Tay on but Bunny slaps some fire into herself. Bunny drags Tay up, brings her around, dragon sleepers but Tay fights free! Tay fires off forearms, Hardy gets on the apron and stands in Tay’s way! But Tay dodges Bunny, Bunny avoids running into Hardy, and Tay gets her for a Gory Especial, to the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO!?! Bunny survives and shocks everyone, especially Tay!
Bunny crawls to the apron, Tay drags her back up, but Bunny hotshots her! Tay staggers away onto ropes, Bunny sucker punches Shida! Bunny gets Shida’s kendo stick but all hell breaks loose between Dark Order and HFO! The ref is busy with that, just as Bunny wanted, and she SMACKS Tay with the kendo stick! Is Allie a bunny or a weasel!? Bunny then climbs up, but Shida snatches the stick away! Tay ROCKS Bunny, climbs up to get her, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Roll through, hammerlock, DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The champion helps her #1 contender, because it’s more about respect than anything! Will these friendly rivals become friendly opponents soon enough?
AEW sets up next week’s big episode of Dynamite!
After calling Darby out on Elevation and Dark, then being part of the attack on him tonight, Matt Hardy gets his shot at the TNT Championship, in a Falls Count Anywhere match! Will Big Money Matt strike gold in Daily’s Place? Then, as we learned earlier tonight, the Young Bucks will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC & Rey Fenix! The Bastard & Firebird were put on notice by Best Friends, but will the titles be part of the mix? And now that he is firmly part of QT’s cell, Anthony Ogogo finally has his AEW in-ring debut! Is Ogogo gonna knock out whoever is put in his path?
And speaking of “finally,” Red Velvet and Jade Cargill go 1v1 so settle the score! Jade won in the mixed tag, but will she pull off sweet victory all on her own? Or will Velvet get her sweet revenge? In fact…
Red Velvet speaks.
“Jade, I finally figured out what your deal is with me. Why you keep looking for me.” It’s because Jade knows that on the night she beat Velvet on national television, Jade knew then and there that she barely got the job done! Jade calls herself #ThatBitch? Then be #ThatBitchWhoGetsTheJobDone!
ONE MORE big match has been made for next week!
After the news of Blood & Guts finally happening, and after Mike Tyson stood alongside the Inner Circle, there’s a huge sampler to whet our appetites! Mike Tyson will be special guest enforcer as Chris Jericho with just Sammy Guevara ringside takes on Dax Hardwood with just Cash Wheeler by his side! That’s right, the rest of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle will be BANNED from ringside during this match to keep this as far as possible! Will Jericho and Tyson rewrite the mistakes of the past together?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks!
Did anyone ever imagine the Elite ending up like this? Will there be any going back from this? Or have the bonds between the Best Bout Machine and the Jackson brothers been severed forever?
The trios sort out, Karl Anderson starts with Matt and the fans rally on the Bucks’ side. Callis mocks Matt with how he slapped him and Matt did nothing about it. Matt storms over, Callis backs off, and Omega suddenly wants in. Anderson tags Omega, Omega tries to talk with Matt about this, and Callis scurries to commentary. Omega and Matt tie up, go around, and Omega pulls hair to put Matt on ropes. Matt turns it around, the ref counts, Matt lets off but Omega pie faces. Matt shoves, Omega shoves, things get tense and Matt backs away to tag in Nick. Nick and Omega circle now, and Nick tries to point out this is Callis’ fault.
Omega and Nick tie up, Nick wrenches, Omega wrenches back, but Nick rolls and handsprings to WRING him out! Omega boots Nick away, gets up to headlock but Nick powers out. Omega gets the headlock again, Nick powers out again, but Omega runs him over! Nick gets up and Omega double guns at him. They tie up again, Nick headlocks but Omega powers out. Nick handsprings over, then RANAS Omega out of the ring! Omega paces, gets back in and tags Anderson. The Machine Gun is upset with Nick for teaming with Moxley, then he shoves Nick, but Nick kicks low. Nick whips, Anderson reverses but Nick dodges and springboards to arm-drag then dropkick!
Nick dropkicks Omega as he gets in, but Gallows gets Nick with a choke grip! Nick breaks free, Matt gets in, the Bucks double dropkick Gallows, then Moxley clotheslines Gallows out! Moxley builds speed, TOPE AND DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Fans are thunderous as Moxley and the Bucks regroup and AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley and the Bucks stand down, Nick fetches Anderson into the ring, and Nick wrenches then tags Matt. Matt goes up to drop ax handles on Anderson’s arm. Matt wrenches the arm again and again and then tags in Moxley. Moxley climbs up to drop an ax handle on the arm. Moxley drags Anderson up to wrench, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Moxley drags Anderson up, tags Matt in and they mug Anderson. Matt wrenches, Anderson powers Matt to the corner, and he throws hands! Tag to Gallows, the Good Brothers mug Matt, then Gallows ROCKS Matt with uppercuts and haymakers, over and over and over! Gallows backs off to throw ’em up, then drags Matt up for a HEADBUTT!
Omega tags in, he and Gallows hand off the wristlock, and Omega wrenches Matt to CLUB the arm! Omega drags Matt to CLUB the arm again, then wraps the arm around ropes to pull! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and bumps Matt off buckles. Tag to Anderson, Anderson snapmares Matt to a chinlock. Matt endures, Anderson cranks back, and Matt fights up to throw body shots. Anderson ROCKS Matt with an uppercut, then CHOPS him! Anderson keeps Matt from his corner as AEW returns to single picture, and whips him back towards the Biz Cliz corner. Matt dropkicks Gallows down, DECKS Omega, then BOOTS Anderson! Matt swings into a back suplex but lands on his feet! Hot tag to Moxley!
Moxley dodges Anderson, DECKS Omega and hits Gallows, then rallies on Anderson! Moxley clotheslines, whips but Anderson reverses! Anderson runs in to clothesline, but Moxley just shrugs it off! Anderson fires off CHOPS but Moxley just leans into them! Moxley SLAPS Anderson, runs and gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Omega gets in, he gets a SNAP GERMAN! Gallows runs in but he gets a BIG GERMAN! Moxley gets Anderson with a sleeper on the apron but Anderson hotshots him! Gallows tags in, runs and YAKUZA KICKS Moxley down! Gallows drags Moxley up to rain down hands, drops an elbow, and covers, TWO!
Gallows throws headbutts, digs his boots into Moxley, and Omega digs his boots in, too. Fans rally for Moxley but Gallows drags Moxley up by his ears. Gallows throws heavy hands and Moxley flounders into a BUZZSAW! Gallows stalks Moxley to a corner, rains down more fists, then goes corner to corner, but Moxley gets up and in his face! Both men dodge and spin, Moxley kicks low to NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Moxley heads for the corner, hot tags to Nick and Anderson! Nick dodges Anderson to BLAST Omega! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, back kick, ROUNDHOUSE and have Anderson in a corner!
Gallows gets in, throws hands then throws Nick, but Nick dodges! ROUNDHOUSE, SHINING WIZARD and forearm smash in the corner, the Nick runs at Anderson. Anderson dodges, Nick hits buckles, but then Nick dodges as Anderson runs in! Anderson gets stuck in the corner, Nick runs at Gallows but is put on the apron! Nick ENZIGURIS back, climbs up and DUMDUM STOMPS, to then somersault for the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up with Nick as he goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS Gallows down! Nick shoulders into Anderson, then slingshots, into the SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Matt and Omega!
Omega stops in his tracks when he sees it’s Matt! Omega wants Matt to calm down and have a match, not a brawl. But then Omega rushes Matt, only to be sent into buckles! Matt hip tosses Omega, arm-drags him around, then whips for a BIG back drop! Omega flounders, Matt fires up and aims, but he fakes the superkick to SPIKE DDT! Omega sits up, Matt paces like a shark, and Matt fires up but still hesitates! Omega wobbles, Matt just can’t hit him with the superkick! Fans are upset, Matt checks on Omega but Omega SLAPS Matt! Omega slaps Matt around, daring him to hit him! Matt tackles him and rains down fists!
Matt lets off, Gallows gets in and YAKUZA KICKS! Nick missile dropkicks Gallows, Moxley clotheslines Gallows and himself out! Anderson BLASTS Nick with a EuroUpper! Matt SUPERKICKS Anderson! Omega gets a SNAP DRAGON on Matt! No hesitation from the Cleaner as he gets Matt back up and full nelson again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Matt staggers, Omega aims but runs into Moxley’s LARIAT! Matt gets Omega for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! “This is Awesome!” but Callis sounds worried. Matt asks if Omega is alright, but he sees Nick is up top. Matt fireman’s carries, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover, Anderson breaks it in time!!
Nick whips Anderson back out, then he goes up and up and ESCALARAS to take the Good Brothers down! Matt is again checking on Matt, but Nick wants him to finish this off. The Bucks get Omega up, they have an arm each, B T E- No, Matt hesitates! Moxley tells them to finish this! Matt knows, and says he can do this. Matt and Nick get Onega up again, B T E Tr- No…!! Matt still can’t bring himself to do it! Moxley tags in and says he’ll do this! But Matt won’t let him, so now Mox sees where this is going. Moxley blows past Matt to hit a PARADIGM SHIFT on Omega!! And then a SECOND PARADIGM SHIFT to make a point!! BULLY CHOKE!! Omega is stuck, sputtering, and then Moxley spins Omega-
NICK SUPERKICKS Moxley?! The MATT SUPERKICKS MOXLEY!! Eddie Kingston storms out to ringside, but the Good Brothers jump him! Moxley’s friend gets stomped down by Omega’s friends, but what does all this make the Bucks? MAGIC KILLER to Kingston on the ramp!! Callis says they should get a stretcher for Kingston. The Good Brothers get Moxley up, MAGIC KILLER! They put Omega on Moxley for the cover, the Biz Cliz wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
Are the Young Bucks still Omega’s friends? Are they still Biz Cliz 4 Life? Omega wants them to prove their loyalties by doing something more to Moxley! Callis whispers something to Matt, and Matt looks to Nick. They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down! Fans chant, “You Sold Out!” as Matt refuses the Too Sweet, so they can group hug! When will this emotional roller coaster with the Elite end?
Another great episode for Dynamite, and they’re clearly making a big deal out of no longer having a Wednesday Night War in their way. We’re getting a big episode next week with some good groundwork paved for it tonight, as well as for several more Wednesdays down the line. The first is that we are getting the tag title match now, but Best Friends are starting up their feud with Death Triangle again, with or without the titles. Given how tonight ended, I don’t know if PAC & Fenix win over these solidly Heel Bucks, but getting trios matches out of Death Triangle and Best Friends would still be awesome to see anyway.
We also got some great promos that put in some worked shoot material. Sting actually telling Archer he should be a top guy was great, because it is just as true as he and Archer said. This was also a good twist because where I thought we were getting Heel Archer going against Sting and/or Darby, this could flip Archer back towards a Face direction, and he’ll be taking on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, since they got cameos in the segment. QT’s promo with his unnamed faction was really good, and I am intrigued to see Ogogo finally get in the ring. Jericho’s promo tearing into MJF and The Pinnacle was an all time great, and is definitely going to be AEW’s best for this entire year. The brawl that followed and Tyson being with Inner Circle is great, as will Blood & Guts FINALLY happening!
Britt Baker’s promo was also good worked shoot adjacent, where she points out how AEW’s win loss record stuff doesn’t work. But instead of saying gimmick matches and tournaments and things are the problem, her character wants to make this into the (WWE) popularity system. This will make for a nice detail of her story as she racks up wins against lower level opponents, much like she’s already started with on Dark and Elevation, and then maybe she gets too cocky and lets one get a quick win off her, thereby ruining her run at the top spot. Plus, it feels like there’s a great story already in the works for Tay and Shida.
We got good intertwining of Darby’s story with Hardy and the Dark Order’s story with Hardy, and how Tay can fit into that against Bunny. Darby VS JD was great stuff, and then there was the great segue of the attack by the HFO, and how Tay and Bunny brawled then had their own solid match. Shida VS Tay is going to be big, and at this rate, could go either way because Tay is a hot hand right now. I’m surprised there wasn’t intertwining with Hangman, but given his great match with Caster to lock in as #1, maybe AEW is going to shift him towards the world title soon. I am also surprised Caster is getting the greenlight on his lyrics but I am not complaining, either.
We got an awesome main event with that 3v3, with great story of the Bucks unable to proverbially pull the trigger on Omega. The Bucks might be coming off a bit too wishy-washy, because they did the group Too Sweet but they then get up set at Callis but now they do this because they just can’t bring themselves to hate Omega. I guess the Biz Cliz can roll as a bigger group, with any number of possibilities given the growing partnerships with Impact and NJPW. But for just AEW, is there a chance Moxley and Kingston can get Death Triangle to side with them for just long enough to take on Omega’s group? Kingston may have been manipulating the Lucha Bros just months ago, but they all have common enemies in Omega and The Bucks. Plus, that’s a wild combination there that needs to be in a match together.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)
Another Dark Dozen on deck!
Who will be left behind in the Dark?
Big Money Matt wants to keep the money train rolling, and that means continuing win streaks! Will he and The Butcher get another W in AEW?
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge; Team Taz wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander; Jurassic Express wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol; Nemeth wins.
- Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office; Butcher wins.
- The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; The Sea Stars win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress; Velvet & King win.
- JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black; Drake wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro; Kiss & Janela win.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum; Sydal wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales; Hardy wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country; Bear Country wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins!
While John Silver recovers, and after Max Caster beat Colt Cabana on Elevation, Evil Uno, Stu Greyson & Alex Reynolds combine forces on classic Dark! But will they truly be a 1-2-3 combination?
The bell rings, Hopkins leads the charge but gets run over by Stu! JSP and Scott get around Uno and Reynolds, but then Uno and Reynolds BOOT them down! Things sort out now and Stu drags Hopkins up. Hopkins swings a hand but gets ROCKED for it! Stu OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Hopkins to the corner, tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds fires off EuroUppers! Hopkins wobbles but back kicks low. Reynolds ends up in a corner, Hopkins runs in but Reynolds dodges, and comes back with a forearm smash! Reynolds runs to LEAPING ELBOW! Hopkins staggers into a dropkick! Reynolds handsprings up, fans fire up and Reynolds brings Hopkins over.
Tag to Uno, Uno tags Stu, and Stu whips Uno for Uno to whip Stu and forearm smash! Drop toehold to basement dropkick, then Stu paces around. Stu drags Hopkins up but Hopkins flapjack hotshots! Tag to Scott and he RAMS Stu into the corner! Scott fires off forearms and uppercuts on Stu, then tags JSP and JSP runs in to uppercut! JSP snapmares and basement EuroUppers! Cover, TWO! JSP brings Stu up, back kicks, front kicks but Stu ducks the roundhouse to URENAGE! Tag to Uno, JSP tags Hopkins but Uno rallies on everyone! BOOT for Hopkins, then Uno blocks Scott’s boot to throw him down and stomp the hands!
Uno basement dropkicks Scott out of the ring, then catches Hopkins for an END OF DAYS! Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Hopkins, and Reynolds tags in before the ELBOW SIDEWALK SLAM! The OG feed Hopkins to Reynolds for a POP-UP KNEE! Fisherman for the CRADLE DRIVER! Cover, The Dark Order win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
And indeed, Players One, Two and Three get the 1-2-3! Will they continue to stand strong, even with enemies closing in on all sides?
Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi & JD Drake talk backstage.
Beautiful Bononi tells the Hollywood Hunk that this was his idea, and Bononi already said it is “humanly impossible,” so it is all on Nemeth. Nemeth says he needs two wingmen! And this guy will be perfect! They can mold him into something hot, sexy, beautiful, bold, supple! Amazing! JD likes that word but what does “supple” mean? Nemeth says they aren’t going to change who he is, they accept him for who he is, but- JD says he may speak slow with an accent, but he’s not an idiot. These are sounding like fat jokes.
Nemeth says it’s just about going from having the rugged beard to a nice mustache, or bleaching his hair and styling it. Just something to make him sexier. What’s sexier than a hard-working, blue collar badass? Well, we’ll see. Wingmen on three. One, two… Okay only Nemeth is into it, that’s fine. He wants them to know he loves ’em and he’ll see them out there. Will Pretty Peter Avalon’s boys be able to pull it off?
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge!
The Absolute, the Machine and the Powerhouse won their first match as a trio, but it was a bit… tense. Will Team Taz still (not) be fine after another try?
The trios sort out, with Team Taz arguing a little, and Cage gets the team to let him start. Cage starts against Law, and runs him right over! Cage drags Law back up, whips him to a corner but Law goes up and over, only to get caught! Law flails and gets free, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to TOSS him away! Brick tags in, circles with Cage, and fans rally up as the two tie up. Cage gets to a headlock, Brick powers out to a hammerlock then a headlock, but Cage powers out. Brick rams Cage but Cage comes back to ram and ROCK Brick! “Who betta?!” Starks cheers a little too much as Cage whips Brick. Brick reverses but Cage tilt-o-whirls to headscissor!
Cage waits for Brick to get up, then he back kicks and snap suplexes! Cage runs to drop a leg, brother! Cage hauls Brick up, looks at Starks, and tags Hobbs in. Hobbs and Cage mug Brick but Starks lets that slide since he did the same to Cage. Hobbs boxes Brick from all sides, then whips him to ropes. Brick dodges and rams Hobbs! Hobbs staggers but smiles, to then hit a SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs grins wider as he drags Brick up. Hobbs wants a tag, Starks makes sure he gets it first. They mug Brick now, then Starks ROCKS Brick. Brick shoves Starks down and tags in Backlund! Backlund fires off on Starks, then dodges to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up as Backlund has Starks in the corner! Starks shoves Backlund, DECKS Law, them puts Backlund up and out, and Backlund accidentally elbow drops Law! Starks shoves Backlund in, drags him up and CHOPS, then ROCKS him! Starks plays things up too long and Backlund BOOTS him! Backlund climbs up, leaps and crossbodies, but into Starks’ arms! The ref is busy with this and Hook trips Brick off the apron! Starks adjusts Backlund’s position for the ROSHAMBEAUX! Starks asks if Cage wants to finish this off, then tags him in. Cage drags Backlund back up, and gets him up for the DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
Well that seemed rather magnanimous of Starks. Though, he sure is leaning into cheering Cage on… But either way, the team won because they’re #AbsoluteMachines! Who can stop the path of rage?
Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are preparing for a kaiju class collision on Dynamite with Bear Country, so they’re gonna represent for Team Godzilla! Will The Pectoral Poseidon and The Sensation make for a good warm-up before the war of the monsters on Wednesday?
The teams sort out and Alexander starts with JB. JB and Alexander circle, tie up, and JB hammerlocks to a headlock. Alexander powers out, comes back but JB headlocks to takeover. Alexander headscissors, JB moves around to pop free and then rolls Alexander back to whip. Alexander reverses, JB dodges and waistlocks, Luchasaurus tags in before the O’Conner Roll. JB gets Alexander up and Luchasaurus BOOTS him into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Lawless tags in and he rams Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge and he CHOPS back! Lawless brings down the straps and eggs Luchasaurus on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, Lawless BOOTS! Lawless fires up but gets caught for a KNEE!
Luchasaurus whips Lawless to the corner, fires off, and tags in JB. Lawless staggers into the choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Alexander, BUZZSAWS Lawless, JB BLINDSIDE ELBOWS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The King of the Monsters would be proud! Will the boy and his dinosaur win one for Godzilla on Dynamite?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Hollywood Hunk rolls with one of his wingmen and looks to be hotter than even the Fire of the Sun. Will the Blue Collar Badass be there for him, no matter what?
The bell rings and Nemeth and Fuego circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he and Nemeth tie up. Nemeth drops to fireman’s carry takeover, and JD says that’s two points! Nemeth and Fuego reset, Nemeth gets around to waistlock, then throws Fuego down! Another two points! Nemeth taunts Fuego and rubs in the fact he has a 4-0 lead that doesn’t even matter here. Fuego gets him back with arm-drag after arm-drag! Fuego then dodges, tilt-o-whirls and arm-drags again! Fuego grinds Nemeth, twists the wrist, and then kicks the arm! And again! And again and again and again! Fuego gives one last KICK, then wrenches through to a wristlock.
Fuego whips, Nemeth reverses and runs in but Fuego elbows him away! Fuego goes up, hops over and victory rolls to get the legs! Fuego has an inverted surfboard, for the PENDULUM! Nemeth endures, Fuego drops him down hard and body scissors him to a cover, TWO! Fuego hurries up top, fans fire up and he leaps, but no tornado! Nemeth TOSSES Fuego out of the ring hard! JD laughs at Fuego’s pain, and Nemeth goes out to stomp Fuego down. Nemeth puts Fuego in, covers, TWO! Nemeth rains down fists on Fuego then stomps him. Nemeth grinds Fuego’s face into the mat, hammerlocks the arm and twists the arm. Fuego endures, even as Nemeth handstands on the hold!
Nemeth drops to add torque, then he claws Fuego’s face! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and has Fuego in a corner. Nemeth whips Fuego corner to corner hard, then shows off the hips and thighs. Nemeth runs in to RAM Fuego, then throws in knee after knee! Nemeth drags Fuego up again, back suplexes just to carry Fuego around, then DROPS him! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Nemeth grows frustrated. Nemeth clamps on with a mounted cobra clutch and pulls Fuego back. Fuego endures, Nemeth brings him up, and fans rally as Fuego fights free. Fuego throws body shots, KICKS a leg, then KICKS an arm! Nemeth blocks a kick, flips Fuego but Fuego ENZIGURIS!
Fuego reels Nemeth in but Nemeth wrenches through to fireman’s carry. Fuego fights and gets the arm, then has the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Nemeth gets up, Fuego runs in but is put out on the apron! Fuego hotshots the arm! Fuego calls for it, springboards, but into a DROPKICK! Nemeth gets Fuego up for a RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, Nemeth wins!
Winner: Ryan Nemeth, by pinfall
Whatever the points were, the Hollywood Hunk finished it off so he wins either way! Will this be what shows JD that you can be groomed and gritty at the same time?
AEW Outside the Ring is almost here!
The first episode premieres this Friday at 9 AM Eastern! Who will Lexi Nair have as her first guest(s) of her new talk show?
Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office!
The apparent father of SNAKEMAN is back, but he’s taking on Big Money Matt’s big, beefy brute! Will Butcher make Cruz into chuck meat in the Dark?
The bell rings, Butcher CLOBBERS Cruz in a corner, then throws off his jacket to headbutt away on Cruz! The ref counts, Butcher waits for Cruz to get up, and then he CHOPS him down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Cruz again! Cover, and Butcher wins!
Winner: The Butcher, by pinfall
Well that was quick! And the HFO throws Cruz out and stand tall together. Will they be taking far more than just the ring in the coming days?
The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
Oddly enough, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo just teamed with the Wrestling Gamer recently and did very well, despite losing. But now the vixen teams with Allure, will they be the ones to sink the Siren and and her sister? Or will Vox and Exo reel them in, hook, line and sinker?
The teams sort out and Vox starts with Allure. They circle, tie up, and Vox slips through to wrench and wristlock. Tag to Exo and the Sea Stars fish hook to BOOT! Cover, ONE! Exo stays on Allure but gets a jawbreaker for it! Allure scrambles and tags in Vert! Vert runs in, Exo goes around but blocks the hip toss to backslide! Cover, TWO! Vert staggers up in to a kick, and Exo whips but Vert reverses. Vert runs but into boots! Exo swings but into a lift and Vert puts Exo in the corner! Vert CLAWS Exo into the Tree of Woe then STOMPS her down! Cover, ONE! Vert pushes Exo around, drags her up but Exo hits back.
Vert facelocks, tags Allure, and they mug Exo. They then put Exo in the corner, Allure CHOPS and fires off forearms! Allure digs her boots in, tags Vert, and Vert digs a forearm into Exo’s face! The ref reprimands, Vert CHOPS Exo, then elbows her! Tag to Allure, and Allure gets in Exo’s face with trash talk before she CHOPS! Exo gets mad and CHOPS back! Allure ROCKS Exo, talks more trash, then CHOPS again! Allure kicks, hooks a leg for an INVERTED PAGE TURNER! Cover, TWO! Exo survives and Allure is shocked! Allure puts Exo in the corner, tags in Vert, and they double forearm smash! Vert ROCKS Vox, runs in and SHINING WIZARDS Exo!
Vert scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Exo survives and Vert is furious! Fans rally up, Vert stomps Exo, and drags her up. “Who do you think you are, Delmi!?” Vert talks a lot of trash, then runs, but Exo dodges to NECKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Vert and Exo crawl, hot tag to Vox! Vox shoulders Vert, goes up and over to headscissor, then dodges Allure to CLOBBER her! Vox fires up, ducks a roundhouse, and fish hooks for the LARIAT! Cover, but Allure breaks it! Exo gets Allure and throws her out hard, then regroups with her sister. Vox runs in to uppercut Vert, then feeds her to Exo’s clinch!
EXPLODER into the drop zone, and then Exo becomes Vox’s knee-board for the SENTON! Cover, The Sea Stars win!
Winners: The Sea Stars, by pinfall
The sisters stay afloat in the rising tide! Will they use this wave of momentum to take the AEW Women’s Division by storm?
The Acclaimed have a new music video!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me, call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. The Elite didn’t want you, that’s gotta suck. Pour a drink when you wanna keep it bottled up. Ask Kenny, Matt ‘n’ Nick, even Papa Buck. They said, ‘Hangman? No, you can’t hang with us.’ Then you found the Dark Order. It’s like you’re in your prime but you found Pop Warner. You know the truth when you’re looking in the glass. They’ll leave you, too, when I beat that ass!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock ya ass of the high horse. You are not a cowboy! I think you need an Altoid. So get out my face cuz your breath be stinking. Maybe stop drinking. Platinum, see me in the rankings, I’m coming for that numbah one spot. People think it’s ludicrous but I’m proving that it’s not. I’m a shooter, homie. I ain’t moving with the clock. I’ma take you out faster than you take a shot. Cosplay cowboy, probably ride sidesaddle. You probably on all fours, taking five paddles, from the Dark Order in the club house. You went soft but the Platinum is thugged out!
“I beat 10, beat Alex, and Colt, too. I’ll get Five, John Silver, Uno and Stu. And when your friends are all on the shelf, you’ll be back sitting at the bar by yourself. This goes out to Hangman. In the ring, you can’t hang, man. And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me. Call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. Call us up! You feelin’ lonely, Hangman? I know you feelin’ lonely.” Platinum just dropped some heavy bars, but will be the one getting dropped on Dynamite?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress!
Along with Big Swole, Velvet and The King won last week and hope to keep that going! Swole won on Elevation, can Velvet and King win in the Dark? Or will they be forced to face reality by Madi and Vipress?
The teams sort out, King starts against Madi and they tie up. They go around, King headlocks and hits a takeover. Madi headscissors but King kips free. King headlocks again, but Madi pulls hair to pop free to her own headlock. King powers out, then runs Madi over hard! Madi scrambles to a corner, King is on her with stomps and elbows, then whips Madi just to arm-drag her into the corner! Madi scrambles away, Vipress tags in, and Vipress waistlocks King. King slips around to facelock but Vipress wrenches out. King kicks low, tags in Velvet, and they double whip Vipress just to send her into buckles! And again, and then crisscross to throw Vipress down! Cover, ONE!
Velvet tags King in, they hand off the wrench then tag again. They double whip, bypass and calf kick Vipress down! King sets Vipress on the mat and combines with Velvet, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress and drags her up to ROCK her with a right. Velvet whips, Vipress reverses but Velvet mule kicks back! Velvet springboards to crossbody, then slides under to sweep the legs! Velvet stirs it up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress but Vipress ROCKS her back! Vipress facelocks, clubs Velvet, Madi distracts the ref and Vipress CLAWS Velvet’s eyes! King storms in but the ref keeps her back!
Vipress shoves Velvet and Madi chokes her in the corner! Tag, and Madi smiles as she throws forearms into Velvet. Madi snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Madi drags Velvet up, tags Vipress, and they bring Velvet around to double whip. They double shoulder Velvet down, Madi hits a BOOM DROP! Vipress covers, TWO! Velvet hits back with body shots but Vipress clubs her, for a ROLLING STO! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives but Vipress drags her into a chinlock. Fans rally as Velvet endures the knee in the back. Velvet fights up, throws body shots but both women throw they other by their hair!
Fans fire up as both women are down and crawling. Hot tags to King and Madi! King rallies on Vipress and Madi with forearms and clotheslines! King blocks a clothesline and kick, Madi ducks King’s heel kick but not the boot, or the ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Madi in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, Vipress tags in, but King dodges her. Velvet gets in Vipress’ way, and King SHOTGUNS Vipress down! Tag to Velvet, King feeds Vipress to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a whip but Vipress DECKS King! Velvet SHINING WIZARDS, then hoists Vipress up top! Velvet ROCKS Vipress, then hits ICONOCLASM! Cover but Madi breaks it!
King rushes in to fire off on Madi! Vipress swings on King but into KINGDOM FALLS! Velvet adds the CHEF’S KISS! Cover, King & Velvet win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
And that’s a sweep on the week! Will Swole, Velvet and King roll together all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black!
The Hollywood Hunk set the example, and now the Blue Collar Badass is stepping in the ring! Will he prove that rough and tumble is sexy? Or will he be needing a makeover after taking on the EmpBRUH?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. JD Kicks low, CLUBS Baron, then throws forearms! JD swings a chop but Baron dodges. Baron throws a chop but JD dodges. JD headlocks, Baron powers out but JD whips Baron away. Baron blocks the hip toss, but JD blocks the counter hip toss, and back again. Baron ducks the clothesline to reel JD into a cobra twist! JD endures, Baron digs an elbow in, but JD powers out to hip toss Baron OUT of the ring! Baron crashes down, Nemeth keeps his distance and JD goes out to fetch Baron. JD whips Baron at the post but Baron stops himself! Baron CHOPS JD, but JD pops him to the apron and CLOBBERS him on the rebound!
JD goes up and in to leave Baron behind, and he wants a count out! The ref does count, Baron slowly gets up at 3, and JD counts along as it goes past 5. Baron gets in at 7, JD is after him with CHOPS and forearms! JD stomps Baron down, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, JD lets off and then he brings Baron up. Baron throws body shots, shoves JD over but JD shoves him away. JD runs in to corner splash and Belly2Belly! JD climbs up to hit a VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Baron slowly gets up but JD pushes him around. Fans rally but Baron throws body shots! JD and Baron brawl, JD CHOPS then powers up, but Baron catches him!
JD elbows free to reel Baron in, and suplexes only for Baron to slip out! Baron waistlocks, JD breaks free and shoves Baron, but Baron clotheslines! JD stays up, Baron runs and clotheslines again, but JD is still up! Baron dodges to atomic drop and EuroUpper JD, into a SNAP GERMAN! JD staggers up, Baron brings down the straps! Baron runs corner to corner to DISCUS in the corner, and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! JD survives and Baron grows frustrated. Nemeth coaches JD, Baron gets up and reels JD in. JD back drops but Baron sunset flips then shifts to get the legs! Baron wants the Cloverleaf but JD swats at him then boots him down! JD gets up, grits his teeth and CHOPS again!
JD eggs Baron on so Baron fires up and CHOPS back! JD CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Fans fire up as they CHOP faster and faster! Baron spins to CHOP again, but then JD ducks the discus to fire off a strike fest, ROUNDHOUSE! JD runs but Baron follows but JD gets around, SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, JD wins!
Winner: JD Drake, by pinfall
Scrap Metal’s chest is bleeding from the damage done by chops alone, but he isn’t even bothered by it! Will JD be even more badass when he takes on Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship on Dynamite?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro!
After venting some frustrations and getting past them, Jersey’s Finest rides again! But will the tension and disappointment only return after facing Fry Daddy & The Truly Blessed?
The teams sort out and the Concrete Rose starts, but both KC and Frye rush him! Kiss goes Matrix, the Bad Boy DOUBLE LARIATS KC and Frye down, and then Kiss throws Frye out. Kiss handsprings and back kicks KC, then snapmares to run and basement dropkick! Kiss drags KC up, tags Janela in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip. Kiss drops, Janela atomic drops, and then they combine for a TOSS BOMB! Cover, TWO! Janela drags KC over and lets him tag Frye! Janela then BOOTS Frye, brings him around and suplexes for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Admittedly, Janela doing a dolphin kick in the pin was a bit cocky of him, but Janela keeps on Frye with a scoop and slam.
Tag to Kiss, Kiss hops up, and hits a splash! Tag to Janela, he goes up and drops a SPLASH! Tag to Kiss, Kiss drops another SPLASH! Tag back to Janela, and yes, it’s another SPLASH! Janela does a Fargo Strut and drops the straps. Kiss and Janela bring Frye up but KC runs in. KC till-o-whirl DDT’s Kiss! Janela pops KC up for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Frye ROCKS Janela, runs and KNEES him down! Janela goes to a corner, BOOTS then SUPERKICKS Frye down! Kiss fireman’s carries Frye for a SPLIT K O! Janela is up top, and he gives Frye #GreetingsFromAsburyPark! Cover, Jersey’s Finest wins!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
No tension, no dysfunction, no frustrations, just victory! Will Kiss & Janela finally finish that road trip to the top?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum!
The Sydal Brothers may have lost to All Ego and The Face of the Revolution, but that won’t crush their spirits! Will Matt and his third eye find a way forward in the Dark?
The bell rings, Matt wants Magnum to put the paint brush away. Magnum says if Matt has the third eye, then he’ll see the masterpiece Magnum paints on this canvas! Magnum then thrusts the brush at Matt but Matt dodges and KICKS Magnum’s leg! Sydal KICKS the leg more and Magnum hobbles around! Sydal fakes Magnum out with the QUESTION MARK! Then Sydal hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
And in the blink of a third eye, it’s over! But will it be that easy for him and Mike to rise up the rankings in AEW?
Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales!
Big Money Matt got a win over Alan Angels, and has started checking off members of the Dark Order from his “hit list!” At the same time, he wants after the TNT Champion! Will Vary be a tune-up as he goes after both those goals?
But speaking of Darby, he is watching from his favorite perch in Daily’s Place. The bell rings and fans rally for Vary but the HFO is of course on Hardy’s side. Hardy is pretty sure Vary knows who he is, and of course he does. But Vary and Hardy still tie up, go around, and Hardy puts Vary in the corner. Hardy then RAMS into Vary over and over, but lets off as the ref counts. Hardy ROCKS Vary, taunts him, then DECKS him! Hardy scoops Vary for SNAKE EYES, and a LARIAT! Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” and he pushes Vary around. Hardy whips Vary corner to corner but Vary dodges as Hardy runs in.
Vary dropkicks Hardy down, fires off haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Vary runs back in but is put on the apron. Vary springboards back in, Hardy dodges and Vary comes back, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Vary survives but Hardy is furious. Hardy drags Vary up but Darby looks unimpressed. Hardy underhooks Vary for the LEECH HOLD! Vary taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
Big Money Matt isn’t paid by the hour, and he puts Vary away fast! The HFO celebrates with their manager, but Hardy gets a mic to call Darby out. “Darby Allin, you have the AUDACITY to call Big Money Matt a sell-out?!” Darby’s name and image is everywhere on TNT! He’s the “Face of the Network!” DARBY’s the sell-out, not Matt! And when Matt gets the chance, he’ll show how extreme Big Money Matt still is! Did you just see how he leeched the life out of this underling? That’s what Hardy will do to Darby when he takes the TNT Championship! The truth is the truth, but is Hardy still wrong about The Relentless?
The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country!
Angelico & Jack Evans know Boulder & Bronson are headed for a clash of titans with Jurassic Express, but that won’t scare them off! Can TH2 keep from getting lost in Bear Country in the Dark? Or will they merely whet the appetite as the bears head for Dynamite?
The teams sort out, Angelico starts with Bronson and the two circle. They tie up and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico then shifts to a headlock, grinds Bronson down and wrenches to a wristlock. Bronson spins through, drops and waistlocks to slam Angelico down. Angelico moves around, Bronson holds on and they end up in the ropes. The ref counts, Bronson lets off clean and waits for Angelico. Angelico shoves Bronson, then gets around to waistlock. Bronson resists the lift, Angelico headlocks, then Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Angelico uses a cording hold, but Bronson powers out to run Angelico over!
Fans fire up with Bronson but Angelico backs off to tag in Evans. Evans talks trash to the “peasant” and calls out “the big man!” Boulder tags in but Evans shows off his power by doing a handstand push-up. Boulder and Evans tie up, and Boulder doesn’t even budge as Evans pushes! Boulder shoves Evans right out of the ring! Evans claims hair pulling but the ref knows it wasn’t that. Evans gets back in, circles with Boulder and ties up with him again. Again, Boulder doesn’t budge and he shoves Evans. Evans handsprings, runs and dropkicks but Boulder stays up. Evans dropkicks again, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Evans up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Bronson.
Bronson whips Boulder in for a BIG corner splash, then Boulder feeds Evans to Bronson’s shoulder tackle! Fans rally for Bear Country as Bronson covers, TWO! Bronson puts Evans in the corner, tags Boulder, and the bears double whip to double press SLAM! Evans flounders, Boulder brings him up and scoops him. Evans claws Boulder’s face! Hot tag to Angelico, and Angelico gets in to fire off JABS! Boulder doesn’t budge, Angelico runs but into a scoop and POWERSLAM! Boulder drags Angelico back up, tosses him to the corner and tags in Bronson. The bears mug Angelico, Bronson drags Angelico up to reel him in for a short-arm clothesline! Cover, TWO!
Bronson clamps on a chinlock but Angelico fights up. Angelico fights free, jawbreakers, and tags Evans. Evans springboards for the FLYING SCREW KICK! Evans grins as Bronson goes to the corner. Evans handsprings in but into Bronson’s arms! BEAR-SPLODER! Bronson fires up and the fans join in. Bronson drags Evans up, Evans fires off kicks and body shots, but runs into a kick! Bronson whips, but Evans dropkicks back! Evans boots, Angelico tags in, and Evans gets Bronson in the ropes! Angelico dropkicks Bronson’s legs out! Angelico stomps the knee, has a standing heel hook and Bronson endures! Angelico shifts his hold but Bronson throws haymakers!
Angelico lets go but stomps Bronson down! Bronson boots Angelico away, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS TH2 then scoop SLAMS Evans! Boulder scoop SLAMS Angelico, and TH2 end up in the corner together. Boulder runs in to SPLASH SANDWICH! Boulder fireman’s carries Angelico, Evans leaps but into Boulder’s arms! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up now and he tags Bronson back in. The bears combine with the Electric Chair lift, for the BEAR BOMB!! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Boulder & Bronson are rolling towards their showdown with Jurassic Express! But who will survive when these forces of nature collide on Dynamite?
At an hour and 16, this was a manageable episode of Dark, with a lot of short matches that were still good matches. I do like that we’re getting story progress here, such as with the new group of Nemeth, JD and Bononi, and another great new music video from Max Caster. I also like that Starks and Cage were still being passive aggressive with each other, that is good story for Team Taz there. We got good tune-ups for Jurassic Express and Bear Country going into their match on Dynamite, but I would feel like Jurassic Express wins because they’ve been the hot hand for some time.
My Score: 8.1/10
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