Mitchell’s AEW Full Gear Results & Report! (11/7/20)
Will there be any quit in Jon Moxley?
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
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/29/23)
It’s Dynamite, BAYBAY!
It’s all about the BOOM!
Dynamite has the AEW International Championship, the IWGP United States Championship, and the wrestling return of ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!
- “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Matt Hardy w/ Ethan Page; JB wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Dalton Castle & The Boys; The BCC wins.
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega VS Jeff Cobb; Omega wins and retains the title.
- AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS The Butcher w/ The Blade; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- Ruby Soho w/ The Outcasts VS Willow Nightingale; Ruby wins.
- Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia; Cole wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Matt Hardy w/ Ethan Page!
The Young Pillars of AEW are all chasing Maxwell Jacob Friedman and the AEW World Championship, but that means someone has to become #1 contender. Will everyone be living the Jungle Life here in St. Louis? Or will V1 get it down for The Firm?
The bell rings, Hardy and JB shake hands, though Ethan is annoyed by that. Fans duel between “JUNGLE BOY!” and “DELETE!” The “DELETE!” starts to win out, and JB ties up with Hardy. They go around, Hardy puts JB on the ropes, but JB turns it around, and they end up in a corner. Hardy lets off, and he has Ethan stay back, because he can handle this. Fans rally and duel more, the two tie up again, and Hardy waistlocks. JB wrenches free to a wristlock, but Hardy wrenches back. Hardy ELBOW BREAKERS again and again, shouting “DLETE! DELETE!” each time. But JB rolls and wrenches back to wristlock again.
Hardy drops to a knee, but he fights up to wrench and headlock. JB arm-drags free and has a top wristlock. Hardy headscissors to bring JB down, but JB kips free. They go again, Hardy headlocks, but JB powers out. Hardy runs JB over, fans rally and things keep moving. JB blocks the hip toss to body shot, get a leg up and flip through, to then dodge Hardy’s haymaker. JB DROPKICKIS Hardy down and kips up! Fans fire up and JB copies the V1 finger just a moment. JB then builds speed, but Ethan stands in the way! Fans boo but Hardy tells All Ego that it’s okay. But then JB DIVES! Hardy catches him! SIDE EFFECT to the floor!
Fans fire up and Ethan sees Hardy was right, mostly. Darby Allin is watching backstage, keeping his eyes on fellow Young Pillar. We also see Sammy Guevara and wife, Tay Melo, are watching, but also kissing, on the couch. Hardy gets in the ring, the ref checks him, and Ethan takes advantage by TOSSING JB over the barriers! Fans boo but All Ego gets away with things. Hardy wonders what happened, fans rally up for JB while he slowly sits up. Hardy goes out after JB but JB ROCKS Hardy with haymaker after haymaker! JB them hops up onto the barriers to AX HANDLE Hardy down!
Fans fire up with JB as he CLUBS Hardy and puts him in the ring. JB has Hardy on the apron, brings him up, but hardy throws body shots. Hardy shoves JB but JB ROCKS Hardy! Hardy ROCKS JB back! The two brawl on the apron, haymaker for haymaker and forearm for forearm! They go back and forth, fans duel, and it turns into a hockey fight! Hardy wobbles and staggers, JB runs in, but into a SIDE EFFECT to the apron! Fans fire up and Ethan coaches Hardy up. “DELETE! DELETE!” Hardy staggers up and fetches JB while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Hardy RAMS JB into the apron, stalks him around the way, CLUBS him on the back, and then SMACKS him off the apron. Hardy then pushes JB into the ring, crawls to a cover, TWO! JB is hanging tough but Hardy soaks up the cheers and jeers. Hardy bumps JB off buckles, again and again and again, and on all levels! Hardy finally lets off and he leads the fans in saying, “DELETE! DELETE!” But JB kicks back from below! Hardy grabs the legs, to YANK JB into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! JB is still in this, but Hardy drags him up. JB throws body shots, Hardy throws haymakers, they go back and forth again!
Hardy CLUBS away on JB, then grabs the legs. JB is in the ropes, for the ROPE GUILLOTINE! JB sputters, Hardy covers, TWO! Hardy looms over JB, drags him back up, and shoves him to ropes to CLUB him on the back! Hardy then stands on JB’s back and uses the ropes to add pressure. The ref reprimands, Hardy lets off, and Hardy brings JB back up. Hardy puts JB through the ropes now to bend him back against them! The ref counts, Hardy lets off at 4, and the ref warns Hardy. Hardy apologizes and Dynamite returns to single picture. Hardy shoves JB to ropes again, to CLUB him on the back again!
Hardy eggs JB on but fans rally up. Hardy shoves JB, COMEBACKER from JB! Fans fire up again as JB and Hardy rise up. Hardy swings but into counter punches! JB runs, but Hardy CLOBBERS him! Ethan fires up, but Hardy runs into a DROPKICK! JB fires up and so do the fans! JB goes to a corner, climbs up, but Ethan distracts! The ref reprimands, but Hardy ROCKS JB first! Hardy climbs up, brings JB in, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Wait, is that…? IT’S HOOK! The Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil has seen enough of Ethan messing around, and they brawl at the ramp! Hardy goes after Hook, Ethan swings, but HITS HARDY!!
Fans fire up, Hook fires off on Ethan and backs him up the ramp! JB DIVES onto Hardy! Direct hit! JB puts Hardy in and hurries up top, for a leap, into a kick! Hardy reels JB in, TWIST- NO, BACKSLIDE! TWO, and Hardy clinches! SIDE- NO, arm-drag! SUPERKICK! Hardy wobbles, into a COMPLETE SHOT! JB keeps moving, BLINDSIDER LARIAT! Cover, JB wins!
Winner: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, by pinfall
Darby seems worried, Sammy is being fed snacks by Tay, because JB is in pole position! But wait, here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion has the mic and fans are torn as he kisses his Dynamite Diamond Ring. MJF has his music cut, and he continues towards the ring. MJF tells them, “I know you people aren’t very bright around these parts, but I run the show around here, so shut your mouths.” MJF then tells JB that he didn’t appreciate JB ruining the Re-Bar-Mitzvah. On the sly, kind of a Kanye move on JB’s part. MJF isn’t sure why the fans are booing, though, they’re from St. Louis! Not exactly forward thinkers around here.
But MJF wants to tell JB this. “There was one thing you said that really stuck to my craw. You said that after our match at Double or Nothing 2020, that our career paths were very different. You had the audacity to say that I had it easy? Really? Okay. You had the audacity to say that I got to waltz away up to the top of the card.” Fans boo because they agree with JB. But MJF says JB “had the audacity to say this place was The MJF Show. And let me tell you something.” Fans tell MJF to STFU but he just says, “No. And guess what, Jack. You’re right! My job’s a joke, dude! I barely wrestle, I barely break a sweat, I get to come out here and I get to absolutely obliterate these losers.
“I waltz to the back, I collect a fat check, I get on my fat Learjet back home, the most magical place in the world, known as Long Island, New York. Which we will be going to next week, tickets still available, AEWTIX.com! Don’t miss it, baby! And then there’s your career after our match, Jack. Let’s be honest, it’s been kind of mid. But I’ll give you credit, I’ll give you credit. You worked your ass off. You scratched and you clawed your way back up the ladder here in AEW by having standout match after standout match, leaving blood, sweat and tears in this ring for these fans.” Fans cheer that because it’s true.
MJF says he’s honest about that. But he doesn’t recall the fans ever saying thanks. Fans chant it now, “Thank You, Jack!” Too late, St. Louis. And MJF doesn’t remember JB being rewarded with that much TV time, either. So y’know what? JB has every right to be mad. But here’s the problem: JB has no right to be made at MJF. JB can’t even be mad at AEW. The only person JB should be mad at is himself. Allow MJF to explain. “After our match at Double or Nothing 2020, when we stole the show, when we went to war in 95 degree weather in Jacksonville, Florida, all to prove we were the future of this sport…
“I walked to the back and I had a foreign funny feeling for the first time in my career. I felt like I had just met my equal inside this ring. For the first time in my career, I had felt like I’d met the man I would be waging war with for the rest of my life. For the first time, I met a man inside this ring that I respected. So I swallowed my pride, I found you in the back that night, and I shook your hand. Do you remember what I said to you that night? I gave you very pertinent advice, Jack. Do you remember what I said?” JB nods and gets a mic of his own.
“Let me see if I can remember the advice that I got from the great MJF. What did you say to me? You told me I had all the skills, and all the potential in the world, blah blah blah. But what did you say? ‘Nice guys always finish last.’ And you told me that if I ever wanted to be as big and successful as you, what’d I have to do? I had to ditch all of my friends and not care about anybody but myself. Is that right? Is that what you told me?” MJF says that is literally what he told JB. And what’d JB do? He continued to hang out with Marko Stunted Growth, Dino Douche, and to make things even worse, Christian Cage! Great call there, by the way.
And all those guys were holding JB back. By the way, don’t think Hook will be any different. JB could’ve listened to MJF, followed him to the top, and they could’ve ran this place. JB could’ve been the world champ by now! This place could’ve been not just the MJF Show, but the Jack Perry Show. But no, JB had to be the good guy for these people? Really? The fans cheer but MJF says the fans might cheer him, but where has it gotten JB? Where has being a good guy gotten him? Three years later, and MJF is the best pro-wrestler in the world! The man with the grandest prize of them all, he is the AEW World Champion!
And Jack…? He’s still just “Jungle Boy.” JB says if he’s being honest, a long, long time ago, he thought that maybe, somehow, someway, JB and MJF were gonna be friends. And to be very honest, in a lot of ways, JB wishes he was more like MJF. He wishes he could talk like MJF. He wishes he had the confidence that MJF has. He wishes that he didn’t care about anyone else but himself. He wishes that he didn’t care about lying and stabbing people in the back to get what he wanted! He wishes that he didn’t care about being the most selfish, narcissistic piece of SH*T in this entire place! Fans cheer the biting sarcasm.
MJF tells the fans to shut up about the POS. But JB says all that ain’t him. If his road to the top is harder than MJF’s because of that, then so be it! JB does it his way! And when JB beats MJF and becomes AEW World Champion, at least JB won’t wake up alone every day and hate what he sees in the mirror. MJF scowls but then laughs. That was really good! Give it up for Jungle Boy! That was actually really good. Congrats, it only took JB four years to learn how to talk! But now listen to MJF. JB is right, there is one thing that JB said that is right. At one point, maybe, just maybe, they could’ve been friends. Partners, even.
“But not anymore, man. Because you turned out to be a massive disappointment. Because you have turned out to be no different than everybody here and everyone watching at home. You’re weak, Jack. Weak in the body, weak in the mind, weak in the soul, weak in the heart, and by the way, I pulled aside that hot piece of ass girlfriend of yours, Anna Jay… And you know what she told me, Jackie Boy? She told me you’re weak between the knees!” JB TACKLES MJF!! JB rains down fists and fans fire up! MJF CLAWS JB’s face! Fans boo but MJF stomps JB into a corner. MJF whips but JB reverses and MJF hits buckle! JB stomps away on MJF now!
Fans are thunderous and JB drags MJF up. MJF whips, but the COMEBACKER hits! JB is all fired up as he stands over MJF, then he stands him up to run and- NO, MJF bails out! Fans boo as the Devil of AEW runs away from Jack Perry. MJF says he’s still champion, and Jack is just Jungle Boy! But will AEW soon be living that Jungle Life?
Alex Marvez is backstage with Kenny Omega and Don Callis.
They’re in the trainer’s room as Omega gets his arm checked. Callis sees Marvez and says to clear the air, there’s drama with everything from last week. Omega knows Callis. Well, okay, given that, it is fair. Callis was the one who grabbed Hangman, Hangman is strong, he broke free and Callis fell over. He feels the fool, but he accepts the fault. But then Callis’ question to Omega is, why would Omega automatically think his “friend” (complete with air quote fingers) was the one who attacked Callis? What is it about their friendship? Well, Hangman’s pushed things before. But Callis says there’s no time to think about that!
Omega is coming off what is perhaps the greatest match in Dynamite history last week, and he’ll do it again tonight against Jeff Cobb. Callis wants Omega to focus on the match while Callis takes care of this drama with Hangman. Callis will apologize! Callis heads off, but will his apology go over well? Will the Best Bout Machine be able to focus on giving Cobb his best?
Matt Menard & Angelo Parker are out on the town with The Acclaimed!
Daddy Magic says, “Here we are! We are going to have a night on the town. We hired a camera guy to document the whole thing.” We’re getting a montage already of the good times Menard, Parker, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn have. They rented a private suite for the St. Louis Blues game! And they have giant scissors! Get it? And this is all on Chris Jericho’s dime! Billy says that means they’re setting themselves up. For what, a good time? YEAH~! They enjoy the game, they get shakes, they get steaks, and the JAS appreciates the Acclaimed. Whatever they want, on the house! But how will the night end?
So it comes down to this: are you in or are you out? Bowens says they will make a decision next Wednesday. Just tell The Ocho thanks, salutations, and see you soon. Menard thinks it went well, and Parker sees the bill. He hopes this goes well…
Six Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Dalton Castle & The Boys!
Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta have been ripping into whoever gets in the ring with them, claiming it is all business. Will the Peacock and the Tate Twins think it’s just business here tonight? Or will the BCC start to take over the AEW and ROH Trios Divisions?
OH NO! The BCC doesn’t even wait for their entrance, they attack Castle & The Boys from behind! Fans fire up as Moxley RAMS Castle into steel steps! Yuta does the same to Brent Tate! Claudio throws Brandon Tate into railing! The BCC just mugs the former ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, and then Claudio puts Brandon in the ring. The bell rings, Castle RAMS Moxley! Moxley hits back, but Claudio UPEPRCUTS Brandon! Claudio puts Brandon up top to TOSS across the way! Yuta still rains down fists on Brent! Claudio CLOBBERS Brandon, kicks him around, and looms over him.
Fans boo as Moxley chokes out Castle while Claudio deadlift CHOKE SLAMS Brandon! And then the arms are tucked, for the RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, the BCC wins!
Winners: The Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall
The Peacock and Tates never stood a chance! The BCC celebrate, have their hands raised, and then Claudio taunts Brandon by doing push-ups because he hasn’t even broken a sweat. But will the BCC continue to dominate even through the Supercard of Honor this Friday?
Backstage interview with Hangman Page.
Marvez is with the Cowboy now and asks him about last week. Hangman rode with one of the Young Bucks in the ambulance to the hospital, so first and foremost, how are they doing? Hangman says they’ve been better. Nick has a separated shoulder, Matt has a partial bicep tear. But they’re going to heal. Then second question: who did this? Is Marvez kidding? The Blackpool guys, the BBC or whatever. Wait, who invited Callis in here? Callis says he deserves that, but after grabbing the wrist, falling over, he’s very embarrassed. But that’s okay, Callis said he will make this right. Callis is sorry, he shouldn’t have gotten in between Hangman and Omega.
Hangman is a great talent, so he is welcome to come around, and Callis sincerely apologizes. Really? But then the BCC attacks Hangman! Callis is stunned but still holding out his hand as the BCC stomp away! Callis says hello, and then Moxley DECKS him! Claudio takes Callis’ sunglasses. Yuta says he looks good. The BCC then head off, and Callis sits up, his eyebrow busted open! What is to become of Omega’s focus now with all this and his match up next?
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega VS Jeff Cobb!
The Cleaner won this title off Will Ospreay at WrestleKingdom 17 back in January, but the Imperial Unit claims Omega’s been ducking him. Will Cobb’s return to stateside help him bring this title back to NJPW and the United Empire? Or will he not be able to stop the God of Pro-Wrestling?
Backstage, Tony Schiavone asks Omega about what happened to Callis & Hangman. What? Omega didn’t even know! And now he has this title match… Omega says he has to focus on that. The long introduction is trimmed down, the belt is raised, and we see if Omega keeps his reign going past three months!
Fans fire up with the bell and chant for “KENNY! KENNY!” Cobb tells Omega there’s no more running, and the two circle. They tie up, Cobb puts Omega on the ropes, but the ref counts. Cobb lets off, and aims his hang loose a la Omega’s finger gun. Omega shrugs that off, shoots in to waistlock then headlock. Cobb powers up and carries Omega but Omega holds on. Cobb powers out, they RAM shoulders, but neither man falls! Omega sighs and dusts himself off. Omega runs, RAMS Cobb, but Cobb is solid! Omega runs, ducks the lariat, but Cobb is too big to scoop! Cobb CLUBS Omega on the back then runs. Omega jumps to RANA!
Cobb bails out, fans start the Terminator Drums! Omega BLASTS Cobb off the apron, runs, then FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp, and fans fire up! Omega clutches the bad ribs but he’s still feeling good as he puts Cobb in. Omega then hurries to slide, run and KOTARO KRUSHER! Omega waits on Cobb, Cobb stands, and Omega scoops! But he falls over! Cobb squishes Omega, then deadlift suplex to run and SLAM! Cobb stomps the bad ribs, then stands Omega up to ROCK him with rights. Cobb puts Omega in a corner, throws body shots, then whips corner to corner hard! Omega bounces off buckles and hits the mat.
Cobb mocks the Terminator Drums, then he stands on Omega’s back! Omega is a surfboard but the ref reprimands. Cobb steps off and Omega bails out to the apron. Cobb kicks Omega off the apron, goes out after him, but Omega CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! Cobb CHOPS in return! And RAMS him into barriers! Cobb brings Omega around to CLUB him on the back. Omega CHOPS again! And again! And again! Cobb picks Omega up to POST him! Fans are torn, Cobb breaks the count, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cobb fetches Omega, brings him around, and has the fans look as he makes Omega do the finger gun to his own face. Cobb then HEADBUTTS the bad ribs! Omega staggers, but he comes back to kick and CLUB and ROCK and JAB and fire off! Omega whips but Cobb reverses, and Omega hits the barriers hard! Cobb refreshes the count again, storms up on Omega, and puts him back in. Fans rally but Cobb steps on Omega. Cobb shrugs, KNEES Omega in the side, then stalks him to ropes. Cobb CHOKES Omega on the ropes! The ref counts, Cobb lets off, and Cobb argues that he couldn’t hear. Cobb stands Omega up to kick him in the ribs!
Omega goes to a corner, he throws elbows and haymakers and jabs! Omega JABS and JABS and JABS, but Cobb throat chops! The ref reprimands but Cobb just drags Omega up and brings him around. Omega throws body shots and haymakers! Cobb just takes them! Omega CHOPS, fires up, and CHOPS again! And again! Omega runs but Cobb reels him in to CLUB him in the back! Cobb then picks Omega up for a BEARHUG! Omega endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Omega endures, BELL CLAPS Cobb, then BELL CLAPS again! Omega ROCKS Cobb with forearm after forearm!
Omega BOOTS Cobb to a corner, then goes to the opposite. Cobb runs in but Omega BOOTS him! And then SLAM DUNKS! Cover, TWO! Omega drags Cobb up but he can’t lift for the fireman’s carry! Cobb lifts Omega up, ATHLETIC PLEX! Omega sputters and writhes but Cobb watches from a corner. Cobb runs in to SPLASH! Cobb runs, but Omega follows to- NO, Cobb catches the back body block! Cobb brings Omega around to GERMAN SUPLEX! But Omega lands on his feet!! Omega spins to POLISH HAMMER! Omega spins again, but Cobb JABS! Cobb shakes out his hand, he hit Omega harder than he thought.
Cobb runs, but Omega catches the lariat to a backslide! But Cobb rolls through, only to get a V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!! Cobb survives being hit at pointblank range! Omega gets up as Cobb goes to ropes, and Omega says BANG! Omega runs side to side, but into a DROPKICK!! Cobb gets air and shocks fans! Cobb drags Omega up to a fireman’s carry, but Omega slips off to full nelson! SNAP DRAGON! Cobb staggers up, into another SNAP DRAGON! Omega grits his teeth, the fans are thunderous, and Omega stalks Cobb. Omega full nelsons again, but Cobb breaks free! Omega BOOTS Cobb, then V-TRIGGERS!
Omega full nelsons, SNAP DRAGON! Cobb is right up!? LARIAT!! St. Louis is electric as both men are down! A standing count starts, both men stir, and we reach 5 of 10. Omega and Cobb find each other, and they stand by pulling each other’s hair. Omega throws a forearm, but Cobb throws it back. Omega CHOPS, but Cobb throws a haymaker! Omega spins to CHOP! Cobb ROCKS Omega! They go back and forth, faster and faster, haymaker for haymaker, until Cobb throws a body shot! Omega staggers to a corner, Cobb FLYING UPPERCUTS! Cobb puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, but Omega ridge hands and HEADBUTTS!
Cobb wobbles, but he comes back with a HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, but Cobb stands up tall. Cobb brings Omega up to stalling SUPERPLEX!! Fans are thunderous again while both men are down! Fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow. Cobb crawls to a cover, TWO, into the GACHIMUCHI MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives but Cobb is too tired to be shocked. Cobb stands, waits on Omega, and he mocks Omega with the BANG loose! Cobb runs, to steal the V-TRIGGER!! Cobb then hoists Omega up into an Electric Chair Lift!? But Omega slips off!!
Omega tries but the ribs won’t let him lift! Cobb reels Omega in, TOUR OF- NO, Omega slips free! Ripcord V-TRIGGER! V-TRIGGER at the ropes! Omega fires up, fans are with him, and Omega drags Cobb back up. Omega uses the ropes to help with the Electric Chair Lift! ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion)
The Best Bout Machine pulls off another instant classic! But with all the damage he’s taken, he’s a sitting duck as the BCC are back! Omega sees Moxley, Claudio & Yuta flank the ring. No Bucks, no Hangman, and the BCC creep in. But wait! Bryan Danielson is here! The American Dragon returns for the first time since Revolution, and he slides into the ring. He has his BCC teammates stand down and fans are fired up! “YES! YES! YES!” The BCC back down but they’re confused as to why Bryan is defending Omega. Bryan looks to Omega and Omega is unsure what to make of this, too. Fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Bryan offers a hand.
Fans cheer while Omega is surprised. Omega accepts the hand, and Bryan helps Omega stand. But Yuta gets on the apron! Omega rushes at him, Yuta gets away, and now Bryan takes aim!? Omega turns around into a BUSAIKU KNEE!! The American Dragon was just suckering Omega in! And now, LEBELL LOCK! And then BCC stomp away on Omega’s legs! Fans can’t believe it! Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa and security all rush up, but Moxley, Claudio & Yuta take them all down while Bryan continues to make Omega suffer! Bryan even holds on with just one arm as he holds Omega’s nose closed! Omega passes out!
Fans boo as Bryan stands with his Blackpool Combat Club. They celebrate together, then Bryan shouts in Omega’s face, “You are everything that is wrong with professional wrestling!” Bryan has shown his true colors, will the BCC soon own AEW and ROH?
The Gunns speak.
Austin tells FTR, “There’s no doubt that you guys are one of the best tag teams we’ll ever see in this generation. The sad thing about it is, it took you 19 years to get to that point. It took me and Colten two.” Colten says they’ve already held the AEW World Tag Team Championships as many times as FTR have. The Gunns have busted their asses for these titles, and showed up week after week. Meanwhile, FTR took time off to bitch and moan and politic for a title shot. And these guys are heroes to fans? FTR, look deep into their eyes when the Gunns tell you this. “You used to be our heroes. Then we met you. Now we hate you. And we do not respect you.”
“We’ve respected one person our whole lives, that’s our father. And you saw what we did to him.” “What the hell do you think we’re going to do to you?” Next week, AEW Careers VS AEW Titles. And this time, FTR’s tagline will make sense. Because it’ll be #TopGuysOut of the company. Will the Gunns prove they’re not just Ass Boys? Will they prove they’re worthy champions?
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS The Butcher w/ The Blade!
From one title to another, Dynamite gets Freshly Squeezed! But will Cassidy finally be able to beat Andy Williams in 1v1 competition? Or will the Superbad Squad’s burly Butcher bring home the gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we’ll see if The Butcher is… whatever.
But wait! Blade attacks Cassidy from behind! He and Butcher stomp away and the fans boo. The ref reprimands, but Blade brings out a crowbar! The ref tells him no, and that Blade is EJECTED! Fans cheer but Butcher still stomps away on Cassidy! Blade leaves but he takes his time, and the ref stops Butcher from getting his shots in. Butcher backs off, Cassidy crawls to a corner and takes off his denim jacket. Fans rally for Cassidy while the ref checks him. Cassidy still wants to go, and he throws off his shirt. Cassidy stands, raises his shirt, and tells Butcher, “Bring it on!” The bell rings and Butcher runs in, only for Cassidy to dodge!
ORANGE- NO, Butcher swats the punch away! Butcher kicks but Cassidy dodges to Alabama Lift! Butcher is too big, he pushes Cassidy away, but Cassidy comes back with the “devastating” shin kicks! Butcher kicks low, CLUBS and CHOPS Cassidy down! Cassidy gets to a corner, Butcher whips him corner to corner, but Cassidy goes up and out. Butcher runs in but Cassidy bumps him off buckles. Cassidy runs Butcher side to side to bounce him off more buckles! And then again! Cassidy climbs while Butcher staggers, for the CROSSBODY! But Butcher catches him! Butcher pops Cassidy up, to TOSS him onto the corner!
Butcher drags Cassidy off the corner, to GUTBUSTER! Cassidy flops out of the ring but Butcher goes out after him. Butcher stalks Cassidy, kicks him around, grabs Cassidy’s legs, and stomps him! Butcher then deadlifts Cassidy, to SWING him into barriers! And again! And again! Butcher drops Cassidy and goes to the ring while fans boo, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cassidy clutches his ribs, the ref starts the ring count, and Butcher paces around. Cassidy drags himself up, crawls to the ring, and Butcher watches. Cassidy rolls into the ring, and right into stomps! The ref counts, Butcher drags Cassidy from the ropes to stomp his hand! Cassidy clutches the fingers but Butcher whips him hard into the corner! Cassidy falls to the mat, and Butcher drops a HEADBUTT! Butcher stands Cassidy up to CLUB him down! Butcher KNEES Cassidy in the back, and again. Fans rally while Butcher stomps Cassidy, and then Butcher drags Cassidy up for a BEARHUG! Cassidy endures the squeeze!
Cassidy throws down elbows, but Butcher lets go to KNEE him low! Cassidy falls over, but Butcher drags him back up, for a BACKBREAKER! Butcher holds Cassidy in place in a backbreaker rack! Cassidy still endures, and the fans rally behind him. Cassidy throws hands, but Butcher just picks him up for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Butcher soaks up the heat, then runs as Dynamite returns to single picture. Cassidy avoids the leg drop, brother! Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl, but Butcher KNEES the DDT away, then LARIATS Cassidy inside-out! Cover, TWO! Butcher snarls, he grabs both legs and ties them up, TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!
Cassidy endures as Butcher sits deep on the hold! Cassidy reaches out, crawls his way forward, but Butcher brings him back! Cassidy uses that to tuck, roll and swing up to throw hands! Butcher just shifts his grip to deadlift POWER- NO, Cassidy CLAWS Butcher’s face! Butcher lets go, and Cassidy tries to Alabama Lift! Butcher is still too big, and he lifts Cassidy again. Cassidy slips free of the bomb to run in and ORANGE- NO, Butcher dodges! CHOKE SLAM BACKBREAKER! And then, suplex into- STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and- NO, Butcher blocks and swings Cassidy around again! But Cassidy DDTs out of it!!
Both men are down, Cassidy crawls to the cover, TWO! Cassidy hurries to the corner, climbs up, and fans rally. Cassidy leaps, DEEP IMPACT! Cover, TWO! Butcher survives but Cassidy grits his teeth. Off comes the elbow pad! Butcher distracts the ref, here comes Blade! CROWBAR TO THE BACK!! Blade runs away, Butcher hits the CHOKE SLAM BACKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cassidy survives and shocks everyone! And here come Best Friends! Chuck & Trent beat up Blade! They send him into steel steps! They also take the crowbar away. The ref reprimands the Best Friends for being ringside, but Butcher shoves the ref down as he storms out after them!
Trent SMACKS Butcher with the crowbar! Chuck puts Butcher back in, ORANGE PUNCH!! Butcher wobbles, into BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)
The Kentucky Gentleman & #JustTrent help Cassidy hold on, cheating the cheaters out of this one! And of course, they HUG!! You GOT to give the people what they want! But will Cassidy continue to give the people top tier title matches like this?
Jade Cargill speaks.
The undefeated AEW TBS Champion stands with Leila Grey, the beat-up Mark Sterling, and Mark’s new assistant. “This Taya girl is a huge problem here at AEW. Not only did we serve her a Cease & Desist, she ignored it!” Leila echoes that Taya ignored it, and Jade shouts, “But not just that! She used MY move, the Jaded, on MY Baddie, but not just that, but on my lawyer! This is truly an outrage!” Leila echoes, “Outrage.” Sterling says it is outrageous that Taya broke Sterling’s nose. But that’s why this week, he brought his assistant and processor.
They know Taya is set for another match on Rampage, and if she uses the Jaded, the chicken wing facebuster, they will send the official court order and SUE her! Ow, his nose… Jade says Taya thinks she’s the only goddess. But understand this: Jade is THE Goddess here in AEW! Because she’s #ThatBitch. Now, Sterling, go get the job done. Will La Wera Loca listen to any of this? Or will Rampage be another outrage?
Juice Robinson speaks.
“Friday night, on Rampage, Rock Hard Juice Robinson against Action Andretti. It’s not gonna be the wrestling match you signed up for, Action. You’re in a fight against somebody who’s real mad. Who’s got tunnel vision on right now for Ricky Starks! Every punch is gonna be for Ricky Starks. You’re gonna be feeling it, Action. You do yourself a favor, Ricky Starks, pull up a chair and you watch the example I make out of Action Andretti. And you need to know that that’s just a small pinprick of the ass kicking that I’m gonna give you in New York City!” The Booster is fired up, but will he be ready for Action?
Ruby Soho w/ The Outcasts VS Willow Nightingale!
The Runaway ran away from all the good will she had built up in AEW, all because she wasn’t number one. She ran back to what was familiar in some old friends who’d been where she’s been, not caring what her new friends thought about that. Will Willow show Ruby that it’s better to be sweet than sour? Or will Ruby show Willow there’s No Future for goodie two shoes?
The bell rings and Ruby bails out. Fans boo but Ruby just swaggers around as she regroups with Saraya & Storm. Saraya has the ref keep Willow back, but fans rally behind Willow. Willow herself looks conflicted since she thought Ruby was better than this. Ruby and Willow tie up, go around, and Willow puts Ruby in the corner. Ruby wants Willow off her, and the ref has Willow back away. Ruby goes out to the apron to talk with Saraya & Storm, but Willow drags her back in! Fans fire up and Willow starts to tell Ruby off, but Ruby SLAPS her! Willow scowls, but Ruby stomps the foot, wrenches, but Willow blocks No Future!
Willow stands Ruby up but Ruby kicks low. Ruby reels Willow in but Willow shoves her away. Ruby rebounds, tilt-o-whirls, but Willow blocks that! Willow swings Ruby for a SIDEWALK SLAM! And then a RUNNING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Willow brings Ruby up. Willow scoops and SLAMS, and she scowls as she scoops and SLAMS again! And then again! And then again! Willow’s rage is bubbling up, and she CHOPS Ruby in a corner! Willow bumps Ruby off buckles, CHOPS again, and the Outcasts protest. Willow fires off on Ruby, the ref has her back off, and Ruby flounders away.
Fans rally behind Willow, but then Ruby asks for mercy. She wants to make up, but then she YANKS Willow into ropes! Ruby CHOKES Willow on the ropes, the ref counts, and Ruby lets off. Ruby and the ref argue, Saraya grabs Willow to fire off knees! Fans boo but Saraya scurries away. Willow staggers into a ROUNDHOUSE! Ruby smirks and fist bumps her buddies. Ruby KICKS Willow in the side, brings her around, and reels her in. Ruby snap suplexes Willow, covers, TWO! Ruby gets in Willow’s face and smothers her! The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and Ruby CHOKES Willow on the ropes again! The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Ruby CHOKES Willow again, mockingly saying they’re best friends. Ruby CLUBS Willow, argues with the ref, and Storm CHOKES Willow! Storm scurries away, and Ruby puts Willow in a corner. Ruby CHOPS Willow, but Willow comes back with body shots! Ruby CLAWS Willow’s face to put her back in the corner. And Ruby CHOPS again! Ruby stalks Willow to another corner, stands her up, and puts some stank on the- NO, Willow blocks the chop to CHOP back! And again! And again! Ruby pulls hair to throw Willow down! The ref reprimands but the damage is done. Ruby catches her breath and clutches her stinging chest.
Ruby kicks Willow around, but Willow just scowls. Willow throws body shots but Ruby CLUBS her on the back. Ruby drags Willow up, ROCKS her, and then taunts her. Willow ROCKS Ruby! Ruby ROCKS Willow! Ruby eggs Willow on, they fire off forearms back and forth, and then Willow fireman’s carries! Ruby CLAWS Willow’s face to get free! Then Ruby throws Willow down by her hair again! Cover, ONE!! Ruby is furious and she clamps on a chinlock. Ruby squeezes tight and brings Willow down to the mat. Saraya tells fans to shut up as they’re rallying for Willow. Willow fights up but Ruby throws her down by her hair again!
Ruby puts Willow on the ropes and CHOKES her again! The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Saraya goes after Willow again! But Willow slips free to ROCK Saraya, and POST her! Saraya falls, Storm hurries to help her. Ruby whips, Willow reverses and then runs in, to back body block and clothesline in the corner! Snapmare and BOOT! Willow fires up, the fans are with her, and Willow whips to then SPINEBUSTER! High stack cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Ruby again tries to ask for mercy from her old friend. Willow YANKS Ruby up into a fireman’s carry! Ruby slips free and shoves Willow away.
Willow stops from hitting buckles, turns around and dodges Ruby. Ruby elbows back, goes up and headscissors, only for Willow to pop Ruby up into a fireman’s carry! RUNNING DEATH VALLEY! Cover, TWO!! Ruby survives and Willow is seething! Ruby sits up in a daze, Willow goes to a corner and she climbs up. Fans rally, but Storm distracts! Ruby gets an arm, wrenches, SUPER NO FUTURE! And then another NO FUTURE!! Cover, TWO!?!? No one can believe it, least of all Ruby! Ruby is furious, and she drags Willow up. Ruby turns Willow around, clinches, but Willow backslides it! TWO!!!
Ruby escapes but Willow runs through the clothesline to POUNCE Ruby into ropes!! Fans are thunderous as Willow brings down the straps! Saraya & Storm are freaking out as Willow gut wrenches Ruby. Saraya distracts the ref so that Storm can drag Ruby to safety! Willow grabs at Storm, only for Ruby to roll her up! Feet on the ropes! And Storm even holds them in place! Ruby wins!!
Winner: Ruby Soho, by pinfall
The Outcasts were all over this one and Willow is furious! But Storm just CLOBBERS Willow from behind! Fans boo as the Outcasts stomp Willow! Then they bring out the spray paint! Ruby says that’s not good enough, and she goes looking under the table. She brings out a chair! Fans boo more as the stomping continues. Ruby puts Willow in a drop zone, then puts a chair around a leg! Storm rains down fists to keep Willow down, but here come Riho and Skye Blue! They slide in, and they fire fists with the Outcasts! That’s still 3v2 and Skye gets mugged by Ruby and Saraya! Storm BOOTS then DECKS Riho!
Fans boo as The Outcasts keep beating up on the heroic Skye and Riho. Ruby tosses Skye out, Storm drags Riho up, and Saraya has the spray paint! But here comes JAMIE HAYTER! The AEW Women’s World Champion rushes in, she DECKS Saraya, ROCKS Ruby, DECKS Storm, then catches Ruby for the HAYTEBREAKER! Storm stands up, into the ripcord, but Storm dodges! The Outcasts run away and fans fire up! Hayter sees Riho, and helps her stand up. These two are allied against the Outcasts, but these two are going to fight over the title next week! Riho makes the motion that she’ll be champion again, and Hayter nods respect.
Will the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion become the first-ever two-time champion? Or will Riho learn that #HayterHitsHard?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
On top of Juice VS Action, Sammy Guevara is in action against Konosuke Takeshita! Will the Spanish God keep pace with Jungle Boy on this #1 contender’s race? And with Best Friends back from injury, they’re back in action, going up against the House of Black’s Kings of the Black Throne! Will Brody King & Malakai Black soon send Trent & Chuck back onto the injured list? And as mentioned, Taya Valkyrie has her second match in AEW, and she’s up against Marina Shafir! Will La Wera Loca look to solve The Problem before taking on Jade Cargill?
Will Hobbs speaks.
“March 24th, 2023 was proclaimed Powerhouse Hobbs Day. With the Book of Hobbs already proclaimed that I was the man who was gonna crash into Wardlow’s World. Who’s the man that beat Rey Fenix? Who’s the man that beat Penta? Who’s the man that beat the legend, Christopher Daniels himself? Just like the good Book of Hobbs states, this TNT Championship will never, ever leave my waist.” The Powerhouse has spoken, will there ever be a final chapter in his story?
Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia!
With AEW All Access premiering tonight, right after Dynamite, this long awaited return was right on time. Will AEW continue to be all about the boom? Or will Red Death go from Dragonslayer to major buzzkill?
The bell rings and fans chant, “ADAM COLE!” “WELCOME BACK!” Garcia shrugs that off as he talks some trash. He and Cole tie up, go around, and Cole wrenches to a wristlock. Garcia pie faces, wrenches, and wristlocks back. Cole rolls, wrenches and wristlocks again, but Garcia rolls to shoot around and waistlock for the SLAM! Garcia slaps Cole around then “kicks dirt” at him. Fans boo the disrespect but Garcia says things have changed since Cole was last in the ring. Cole keeps cool and he resets with Garcia. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and Cole shoots to a waistlock. Garcia reaches back and brings Cole into a headlock.
Cole pops out the back, headlocks in return, but Garcia powers out. Cole runs Garcia over and fans fire up. Things speed up, Garcia drops, but Cole fakes out the hurdle to headlock again. Garcia back suplexes, Cole lands on his feet but he does stumble. Cole still gets up to headlock again. Garcia powers out, Cole goes up and over in the corner, then headlocks for a takeover. Garcia tries the headscissors but Cole shrugs that off. Fans rally, Garcia pulls hair and the ref reprimands. Garcia uses the hair to get the headscissors, and he flexes while fans boo. Cole kips free, but Garcia throat chops! And then lift, PILEDRIVER!!
Cole scrambles out of the ring and Garcia wants this one called. The ref checks Cole while fans boo. Garcia soaks up the heat, fans chant “You’re a Wrestler!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Garcia waits on Cole, and Cole is somehow okay to continue. Garcia grows a bit impatient, then says Cole must not be as good as he thinks. Cole slowly sits up as the count climbs, and Garcia wags his finger at the fans. Cole finally crawls to the apron but Garcia goes out after him! Garcia brings Cole back in, but Cole resists the lift to back drop Garcia away! Garcia flounders on the flour while Cole gets in the ring. Garcia drags himself up and to the apron, Cole storms over, and Garcia HOTSHOTS him away! Cole sputters, Garcia rushes in to stomp away! Garcia soaks up more heat as he roars and flexes.
Cole flounders but Garcia stands on his hair. Garcia pulls the arms to also pull the hair! The ref reprimands, Garcia stops at 4, and then he stalks Cole to ropes. Garcia CHOKES Cole while talking trash, then lets off as the ref counts. Garcia stalks Cole to a corner, brings him out, and DECKS him with a haymaker! Cole sits up in a daze while Garcia taunts him. Garcia drags Cole back up and DECKS him again! Garcia talks trash on the fans while Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans boo, Garcia brings Cole back up, but Cole throws body shots. Garcia UPPERCUTS! Cole ROCKS Garcia with a forearm, so Garcia throws a haymaker!
Cole fires off forearms and he backs Garcia down. Cole whips, Garcia reverses but Cole clotheslines! And elbows! And BOOTS! Fans fire up and Cole waits on Garcia. Fireman’s carry, but Garcia throws elbows to get free. Garcia runs, but into the fireman’s carry! USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Garcia kicks at Cole from below and Cole gets space. Fans rally as both men rise. Cole aims, but Garcia blocks the superkick! Garcia stands to SLAP Cole! Garcia runs, into a BOOT! Cole runs, into a BOOT! Cole PELES but misses! Garcia deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES! Fans boo but Garcia roars and Cole writhes.
Garcia aims from a corner with a smug grin. Fans chant, “You’re a Wrestler!” but Garcia ignores that to tune up the band. Cole stands, Garcia rushes in, but Cole SUPERKICKS first! Cole pushes Garcia down to a cover, TWO!! Garcia survives but Cole goes to a corner. Cole sits Garcia up, but Garcia stops Cole from bringing the kneepad down. Cole throws hands again and again and Garcia lets go. The kneepad comes down, Cole runs, but Garcia ducks the Boom! To throw HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then REAR NAKED CHOKE! Cole rolls back to a cover, TWO! 52 Fake Out takes out the knees!
Cole goes to a corner, goes up, and Garcia crawls over. Cole leaps, PANAMA- NO, Garcia back drops it! Cole tries to sunset flip it but Garcia has the legs! Step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Cole endures as Garcia sits deep! Cole crawls forward, reaches out, even as Garcia makes it a CALF KILLER! ROPEBREAK!! The ref counts, Garcia lets go quickly, but in frustration. Fans rally behind Cole but that upsets Garcia. Cole goes to a corner, the ref has Garcia stay back so he can check Cole. Garcia just soaks up the heat in the meantime. Cole crawls back out, Garcia reels him back in! Garcia tucks the arms, STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Garcia is furious but the fans are thunderous that Cole survives! Cole goes to a corner, Garcia runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cole goes back up, PANAMA SUNRISE!! But Cole isn’t done! Garcia sits up in a daze, Cole runs and BOOM!! Cover, Cole wins!!
Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall
The comeback is complete! Cole’s head was a bull’s eye, but Cole’s head was always in the match. And here comes Britt Baker to celebrate with her man! They even kiss! Gold ‘n’ black streamers fly, will this be a new era for the Undisputed One?
Wait, here comes Chris Jericho! The Ocho, the Wizard, Le Champion storms right to the ring to check on Garcia. Fans sing Judas as Jericho helps Garcia out of the ring. Jericho glares at Cole, then helps Garcia up the ramp and out of those streamers. Jericho is tempted to glance back at Cole but chooses not to. Does the Jericho Appreciation Society have a new pro-wrestler to target in Adam Cole, BAYBAY?
A great AEW, and given AEW All Access debuts tonight, it makes good business sense for Cole to main event. It was his big return, he is a big part of the All Access material, and it was a great win in a great match with Garcia. Jericho coming out at the end to try and steal the spotlight for just a moment of course is a sign that Cole is going to feud with Jericho going towards Double or Nothing, and that is going to be great stuff. Good quick promo from Hobbs, and him still mentioning Wardlow, they’re just making sure we all understand this is still gonna circle back to Hobbs VS Wardlow even though there should’ve been a way to cap this off before. Darn you, QT.
Really good match from Ruby VS Willow, but of course the Outcasts get at Willow the whole time. Willow loses but it is technically protected because of the interference, and we get another moment of Riho and Skye Blue making a save. It didn’t work out, so good move to have Hayter go out there. Hayter VS Riho happening next week will be good stuff, probably up until The Outcasts interfere. Then somehow, someway, we’ll finally get Blood & Guts set up for the Women’s Division. And then decent promo from Jade and her faction. Between only booking one women’s match a show and stretching things towards special episodes or PPVs, this is gonna be a build that’s too long, again.
Decent promo from Juice, but it kinda flies in the face of Juice saying he isn’t gonna wrestle in Missouri since he hates Missouri. He should’ve thrown in that he is being forced into this. Juice will definitely win against Action, and maybe Juice beats up on Action so that Ricky Starks shows up to chase Juice off, thereby hyping up their match for next Wednesday in Long Island. Good promo from The Gunns to hype up the tag team title match next week. Obviously since that match is happening after WrestleMania, it would seem FTR isn’t leaving to go back to WWE, they’re likely going to win to take those titles back.
Really fun montage of The Acclaimed hanging out with Menard & Parker in St. Louis. I do like that The Acclaimed is stringing Menard & Parker along, they’re definitely not joining the JAS. That will upset them and the JAS will want a match where I’m sure the stipulation is, if The Acclaimed loses, they must join the JAS. And then the JAS will lose that and look like dummies. Anyway, great title match from Cassidy VS Butcher. Good overbooking as Blade, Trent and Chuck get involved, and this was a great return moment for Best Friends. Trent & Chuck VS Malakai & Brody on Friday is going to be really good stuff, and maybe Best Friends challenge for the trios titles at some point.
Really good stuff out of this BCC VS Elite story they’re building. The BCC of course beat Castle & The Boys, but they really up the Heel heat with the ambush. And then they beat up Hangman and bust open Callis, which was really surprising. Face Moxley bled all the time, but Heel Moxley makes everyone else bleed. Omega VS Cobb was awesome stuff, but I suppose it’s fine that Omega wins. Bryan making his return was a great surprise, and then what a wild moment with him turning to be on the same page as the rest of the BCC. And right there is this year’s match for Men’s Blood & Guts: the full BCC against the OG Elite, Omega, Hangman & Bucks, and that is gonna be awesome.
And of course, great stuff in the opening. JB VS Hardy was really good, and it tied into The Firm’s story with Hook, which did have the #JungleHook story on the side. MJF and JB had a great promo segment to follow, and I have a feeling MJF is gonna have segments like that with the other Young Pillars before we get the official #1 contender. Sammy VS Konosuke on Rampage is going to be awesome stuff, and I hope Callis comes around to keep on that whole recruiting of Konosuke. I would think Sammy will win because he needs to keep pace with JB, and then Darby will also win a big match on Dynamite or Ramage to do the same. Honestly, this needs to end in a Triple Threat of JB VS Darby VS Sammy to name THE #1 contender, that’d be the best course of action.
My Score: 8.8/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/28/23)
QTV gets Dark!
QTV is in Universal Studios!
After helping Will Hobbs hold onto the AEW TNT Championship, QT Marshall & Aaron Solo get back in action! Will this be one for the headlines?
- AR Fox VS Nick Comoroto; Fox wins.
- Queen Aminata VS Skye Blue; Skye wins.
- Evil Uno VS Alexander Moss; Uno wins.
- Marina Shafir VS Steph De Lander; Shafir wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Schaff; Clayton wins.
- Top Flight VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; Top Flight wins.
- QT Marshall & Aaron Solo w/ Harley Cameron VS Austin Green & Vary Morales; QT & Solo win.
- Brady Booker VS Serpentico; Brady wins.
- Konosuke Takeshita VS Cole Karter; Konosuke wins.
A good line-up here. Just as I was wondering where Nick Comoroto was, he’s here on Dark to put AR Fox over. For those unfamiliar, Steph De Lander is formerly Persia Pirotta of NXT, though she has a very different look now, I almost didn’t recognize her. Brady Booker, formerly Bodhi Hayward, is back in action, good to see him. And while most of these matches seem pretty straight forward, I feel like Queen Aminata VS Skye Blue is the one that could go either way. Skye’s been building herself up in AEW and ROH but Aminata is impressive in her own right.
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