AEW puts up 14 for the 15th!
With a powerful pre-holiday Dynamite tomorrow, Dark is keeping things merry and bright! Will Brandon Cutler continue his new win streak to 7-0?
- Ricky Starks w/ Will Hobbs VS Sotheara Chhun; Starks wins.
- Brandon Cutler VS Baron Black; Cutler wins.
- Hikaru Shida VS KiLynn King; Shida wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Shawn Dean & Fuego Del Sol; Jurassic Express wins.
- Leva Bates VS Skyler Moore; Bates wins.
- Brian Cage VS VSK; Cage wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Louie Vallie & Mike Magnum; The Acclaimed wins.
- Anna Jay w/ The Dark Order VS Dani Jordyn; Jay wins.
- The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Bear Country; The Dark Order wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS RYZIN & Sean Maluta; Kiss & Janela win.
- Tay Conti VS Freya States; Conti wins.
- Matt Sydal VS Danny Limelight; Sydal wins.
- Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Kaci Lennox; Ivelisse wins.
- Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Chaos Project; Best Friends win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ricky Starks w/ Will Hobbs VS Sotheara Chhun!
Absolute has Powerhouse in his corner as he prepares to represent for Team Taz! Will his opponent be the one that’s #ChhunAndDone to open #AEWStarks?
The bell rings, Starks and Chhun circle, and Starks offers a handshake. But then he leaves Chhun hanging and shoves him. Chhun gets in Starks’ face, and then Chhun throws haymakers! He backs Starks to a corner, the ref counts, and Chhun lets off at 4. Starks runs in but Chhun dodges to ROCK Starks! Chhun whips, Starks kicks back and throws Chhun HARD into buckles! Hobbs is even surprised to see that one. Starks stomps Chhun in the corner, lets off at 4, and Hobbs gets a shot in! The ref didn’t see that, and Starks brings Chhun up to CHOP! Starks whips and clobbers Chhun with an elbow, then he strikes a pose. Starks drags Chhun up to KICK him hard in the ribs!
The fans rally up but Starks grabs an arm. Chhun fights out with body shots but Starks CLUBS Chhun down. Starks whips Chhun to a corner, mocks Sting’s “WOO!” and runs in, but Chhun dodges the splash! Chhun goes up and around to hit Starks with a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives and Chhun can’t believe it! Chhun gets Starks in a waistlock but Hobbs helps Starks deny the roll! The ref reprimands Hobbs and kicks at his hand but Starks elbows Chhun away! Starks runs and SPEARS Chhun down! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Hobbs applauds Absolute for finishing that off. Will this momentum help all of Team Taz finish off Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin once and for all?
Brandon Cutler VS Baron Black!
The Dungeon Master is still on a roll after his first win in AEW, but the #Empbruh could change that pretty quickly. Will Cutler be lucky enough to get to number seven?
The bell rings and Cutler circles with Baron. They tie up, Baron wrenches to a wristlock, and Cutler wrenches back. Cutler headlocks, Baron powers out and Cutler runs him over. And again! Fans fire up with Cutler as he keeps going, ducks Baron to leaping shoulder tackle! Baron flounders, Cutler brings him up but Baron gets around to waistlock. Cutler bucks the O’Conner roll away, slingshots to the apron and springboards back in, but into an atomic drop! Baron spins and CHOPS Cutler down! Cutler gets up in a huff as Baron talks trash, and Cutler CHOPS Baron down! Cutler runs, but Baron catches him to a cobra twist! Cutler powers out but Baron scoops him to a Gory Especial!
Baron pulls on the arms, but Cutler endures and powers up! Cutler powers out, rolls Baron but Baron rolls free. Baron ducks the buzzsaw but not the enziguri! Baron goes to a corner, Cutler runs in but Baron dodges! Baron comes back, DISCUS, to an EXPLODER! Cover, ONE!! Cutler gets up, Baron grows frustrated but Baron brings the straps down. Baron runs to the corner, but Cutler ducks the discus! ROUNDHOUSE, then a slingshot KICK! Cutler gets around Baron, spins him, dragon sleeper to an inverted suplex, for a reverse DDT! Cutler goes back to the apron, springboards, FROGGY-BOW! Cover, Cutler wins!
Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall
And there it is! But it wasn’t luck, Cutler is finally rolling the way he wants to! Will Cutler keep on building momentum into the New Year?
Hikaru Shida VS KiLynn King!
The Full Metal Warrior is still AEW Women’s World Champion, but the contenders are closing in. Will Shida prove she’s not afraid of any of them by taking down The King?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Shida manages to put King on the ropes, but she lets off clean. The two go again, King shouts for a test of strength. Shida accepts and they tie up with knuckle locks, then go shoulder to shoulder. Shida bends back but powers up to bend King all the way to the mat! King bridges, powers all the way back up, but then Shida trips her! King gets up fast and nods some respect, and the two tie up. Shida gets around to waistlock but King reaches down to trip her by a leg! Shida kicks her away, things speed up and King blocks the hip toss. King rolls Shida to a cover, TWO! Ghost pin, TWO!
King arm-drags Shida, Shida arm-drags back, but King holds on to drag Shida to an armlock! Fans cheer, Shida gets up but King loops the arm for La Magistrol! TWO, and King mule kicks! King runs to BOOT Shida but Shida stays up on a knee. King scoops but Shida blocks! Shida throws hands, scoops King and SLAMS her down! Fans fire up with that display of strength! Shida goes after King with big haymakers in the corner! Shida fires up, runs corner to corner, and KNEES King down! Shida scoops King again for a BACKBREAKER! King ends up on the apron, Shida goes out and clubs her. Shida gets space and runs back in to KNEE King!
Fans fire up with Shida and she fetches King. But King throws Shida into the apron! King puts Shida in and fires up, does a little dance, and then goes into the ring. King rains down fists, covers, TWO! King keeps her cool and brings Shida up to whip. Shida reverses, King goes up and out and then shoulders into Shida! King slingshots for the sunset flip, TWO! King hits a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives and King argues the count. King covers again, TWO! King drags Shida up, hoists her up, but Shida fights off the back suplex!
Shida straitjackets but King resists the German, so Shida reels her out for the ENZIGURI! King sits up, Shida runs but King ducks the knee! King gets Shida but Shida fights off the lift! King still tries but Shida lands on her feet out of the suplex! Shida runs and KNEES King down! Shida isn’t done there, she drags King back up for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, Shida wins!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall
The King could not trump the champion, and Shida is standing tall with the title! But ABADON slithers out of the shadows and creeps up to the corner! She throws Shida off the corner, and then slithers up to her! Abadon drags Shida up, slips around to Gory Especial, for WIDOW’S PEAK!! The Living Dead Girl, the walking nightmare, is haunting Shida! Will she dethrone Shida to begin a true reign of terror?
AEW presents an all new Waiting Room!
Rebel welcomes us back, and gives “the incomparable” Britt Baker her introduction. She even has an applause sign now to cue the captive audience. Britt says she is so spoiled. But let’s talk about Dynamite! #HardyParty VS Hangman Page, and Silver & Reynolds?! Hangman drank himself out of the tag titles, now he’s going to drink himself into a cult? Don’t you hate it when that happens? But Matt Hardy’s “newfound confidence” is attitude improvement of the year! And then Angelico takes on Cody Rhodes. “Cody, c’mon. What is it?” Angelico, Darby, Shaq, Team Taz? Pick a lane! Just not Britt’s. Make a good decision, Cody. Unlike that thing on your neck. Ouch.
But continuing on with the Dynamite preview, the Waiting Room’s favorites, The Acclaimed, are making their Dynamite in-ring debuts! Give it up for Caster and Bowens! Britt can’t wait to have them back. The Acclaimed are taking on SCU, and if Daniels & Kazarian pay attention, they might learn a thing or two about being entertaining. Rebel brings out a “laugh” sign to cue the audience. Britt moves on to their special guests. The 17-2 and “heartless” Shawn Spears, with none other than the legendary Tully Blanchard! Rebel gets the door for them and hands them mics.
Tully and Spears thank Britt for having them here, but she says it’s great to have them. First question: Spears was Britt’s choice for that Dynamite Diamond Ring, so we need to talk about that. Scorpio Sky throws him out, Spears beat Scorpio weeks before, what is going on here? There has to be something no one else is seeing! Wasn’t that like 15 questions? But what is “going on” is that Spears is 17-2 in AEW. That’s what’s going on. Knock knock? This isn’t the right time for the musical guest! Marko Stunt is back! Spears slams the door on him and Britt apologizes for that. This is their first appearance and- Knock knock. Reba, what the heck?
Spears opens the door again, and it hits him in the face! Scorpio busts in to rain down fists on Spears! Britt uses Rebel as a shield, but Scorpio focuses on Spears. Scorpio drags Spears up and throws him THROUGH A WALL! Britt is traumatized seeing what happened to her set! Scorpio leaves without a word and Rebel apologizes for what just happened. It’s fine, Tony Khan will pay for the damages. Well, that’s an abrupt end for the show, will the Waiting Room only get wilder in the new year?
Jurassic Express VS Shawn Dean & Fuego Del Sol!
The trio has been on a roll lately, but they’re still far from a golden destination! Will Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus pick up steam against the Captain and the Fire of the Sun?
The teams sort out and JB starts with Fuego. The two circle, tie up, and JB headlocks. Fuego powers out, JB reverses and things speed up. JB hurdles, Fuego handsprings and JB sweeps the legs to cover. ONE, Fuego sweeps the legs to cover, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out but JB dropkicks again! Fuego goes to the corner, tags in Dean! JB is ready and he arm-drags Dean down! Tag to Luchasaurus, Dean reverses the whip but JB slides under and Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Dean down! Luchasaurus drags Dean up for a Falcon Arrow! Luchasaurus keeps his eyes on Fuego as he brings Dean up. Tag to JB, Luchasaurus scoop slams Dean and JB hits the knee-board senton! Cover, TWO!
JB drags Dean up to CHOP! JB whips, Dean holds ropes and puts JB on the apron. Dean elbows JB away, aims and PLANCHAS to take JB down! Dean goes back up, up the corner, MOONSAULT! Dean gets JB back in the ring, slingshots for the elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Dean drags JB up, tags Fuego and they mug JB. Fuego whips but JB reverses to ROCK Fuego! JB runs but into a kitchen sink knee! Butterfly suplex and standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Fuego drags JB up to throw forearms and then whips. JB reverses but Fuego tilt-o-whirls, only for JB to make it a BACKBREAKER! Fuego scrambles to tag in Dean!
Dean keeps JB away from Luchasaurus and fires off in the corner! Dean stomps a mudhole, tags Fuego, and they bring JB up for a double back suplex. JB lands on his feet, ducks the double clothesline and tags in Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with shoulders, chops, haymakers, kicks, and then he tosses Fuego to a corner! Luchasaurus fires off hands, then TOSSES Fuego at Dean! Luchasaurus runs in but misses them both, only to DOUBLE LARIAT them anyway! Fuego gets up, Luchasaurus choke grips and lifts, but Fuego pops out! But Fuego’s DDT is denied to a trophy lift and CRATER PRESS! Cover, Dean kicks it apart!
Dean drags Fuego away, but Luchasaurus double choke grips! Dean and Fuego break free to double dropkick! JB tags in, shoves Dean into Fuego and whips. Dean reverses but JB rebounds to LARIAT! Fuego returns, dodges and tilt-o-whirls only to be tossed away. Fuego waistlocks but JB breaks free and the TAIL WHIP connects! Luchasaurus back suplexes Fuego to JB’s BOMB! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Marko Stunt is pumped for Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus and the trio continues down the track! Will they make their way towards the tag titles in the new year?
Thunder Rosa joins commentary!
The former NWA Women’s World Champion is back again, continuing the crossover between NWA and AEW, and to also talk some smack on Britt Baker.
Leva Bates VS Skyler Moore!
The Librarian is ready to prove having brains is just as badass as brawn, and is finally getting on a winning track! But will Skyler leave her wanting more for the holidays?
The bell rings and Leva circles with Skyler. Leva offers a handshake, Skyler accepts it and fans cheer the sportsmanship. They tie up, Skyler wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Leva wrenches back to hammerlock. Leva headlocks, shifts to a wristlock, but Skyler rolls and handsprings to wrench and arm-drag! Skyler has the armlock, Leva fights her way up, but Skyler wrenches again. Leva rolls, wrenches and arm-drags and fans cheer! Skyler and Leva have a secret handshake moment and Leva is really happy about that.
Leva and Skyler tie up, Skyler puts Leva on ropes to wrench and whip then hip toss! Leva gets up, blocks the next hip toss to roll and get a CROSSFACE! Skyler endures, rolls to a cover, TWO! Leva keeps cool and heads after Skyler in the corner to fire forearms. Leva runs corner to corner but Skyler dodges! Skyler gut wrench SLAMS Leva down! Cover, TWO! Skyler keeps on Leva, snap suplexes her, then covers, TWO! Skyler keeps her cool, brings Leva up and scoops, but Leva slips out to shove. Leva ROUNDHOUSES Skyler, then again, then mule kicks! Leva runs to BOOT Skyler and then hits a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!
Skyler survives and shocks Leva, but Leva fires up! Leva runs in but Skyler sends her into buckles! Skyler fires off forearms, whips Leva but Leva reverses to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Cover, TWO! Skyler survives but Leva fires up. Leva runs but Skyler scoops and SLAMS her! Skyler gets a leg, steps over, but Leva victory rolls! Leva wins!
Winner: Leva Bates, by pinfall
And there’s another win! To show there’s no hard feelings, Leva gives Skyler a free copy of the Young Bucks’ book, Killing the Business! Leva’s clearly doing her homework and studying hard, will she be top of the class and #1 contender in the new year?
Brian Cage VS VSK!
We saw Absolute represent, now it’s time for The Machine! Will the FTW Champion use the Vision to send a message to the Face of TNT?
The bell rings and Cage scoops VSK. VSK slips out, Cage elbows him away then whips, but VSK slides under. VSK hops up, Cage throws him off, but VSK dodges to KNEE and dropkick! Cage is in a corner, VSK runs in to uppercut, then runs side to side to BOOT! VSK fires up but Cage grabs him to toss him to the corner. Cage blocks the boot for an ATHLETIC PLEX! Cage scoops VSK up, suplexes, but VSK knees free! VSK mule kicks, front kicks and kicks a leg out! VSK runs into a LARIAT! Cage drags VSK up, wrenches, reels him in, and OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! Fans are divided as Cage paces around.
VSK goes to the apron, Cage drags him up and to the corner. VSK trips Cage off the ropes! And steps in, but Cage blocks the DDT to then underhook for the BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!?! VSK survives but Cage doesn’t mind. Cage throws knees, pump handles and lifts, but VSK slips out and SUPERKICKS! BACKSTABBER! Cage staggers into VSK’s running dropkick! VSK runs and DIVES and Cage is sent into barriers! VSK keeps moving and DIVES again! Another hit and Cage is down! Fans fire up with VSK as he goes to the apron and aims. VSK runs and leaps, but his rana is caught for a POST BOMB!!
Cage fires up and drags VSK back up. Cage drags VSK up the corner, for the DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX! And to finish this, DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Cage wins!
Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall
VSK put up quite the fight but he could NOT stop the Path of Cage! Will Cage not only force AEW to acknowledge the FTW Championship, but also destroy Darby Allin and become THE TNT Champion?
The Acclaimed VS Louie Vallie & Mike Magnum!
The Waiting Room’s favorites are back! And Anthony Bowens has a 5 Tool Player BOOMBOX to go with Max Caster’s bars! “Yo, yo, yo! The next team to get the big W over SCU. And on Dyanmite, we gonna whip they ass. We are the future, y’all are the past! And tonight, we’ve got a warm-up. A manlet, and a guy addicted to PornHub! Acclaimed stay winnin’. Yo, Acclaimed stay spinnin’ in the world, baby!” Bowens proclaims that The Acclaimed have arrived! But will they leave still feeling like winners?
The teams sort out and Caster starts against Magnum. They circle, Caster gives thumbs up to fans, and then he ties up with Magnum. Magnum headlocks, Caster powers out but Magnum kicks him back. Caster swings into a backslide! ONE, and Caster dropkicks Magnum in the back! Caster stomps away, Magnum gets to his corner and tags in Vallie. Vallie storms up on Caster but Caster kicks him first! Caster whips Vallie to the corner, tags in Bowens, and they mug Vallie. Bowens wrenches an arm to a wristlock but Vallie throws hands! Vallie is free, he drops down and then dropkicks Bowens!
Vallie goes to a corner, goes up, but Bowens fakes an injury to distract the ref, and Caster shoves Vallie down! Bowens stomps away on Vallie, drags him up and CHOPS him! Bowens CHOPS again, then fires off machine gun CHOPS! “You see that, SCU?!” Bowens puts Vallie in the Acclaimed corner and throws hands! Tag to Caster, the Acclaimed stomp away, and Caster brings Vallie around by a leg to kick the leg. Caster blows kisses and takes a bow but not every fan cheers. Vallie throws body shots but Caster CLUBS him down! Caster drags Vallie back, tags Bowens, and Bowens drops an elbow! Bowens drags Vallie up, fans rally but Bowens clubs away on him!
Bowens drags Vallie up but Vallie shoves him away, to enziguri! Vallie crawls, but Caster tags in first! Caster DECKS Magnum, dodges Vallie and back suplexes high and hard! Caster fires up and he drags Vallie up. Caster carries Vallie to a corner and puts him up top. Caster climbs up, but Vallie shoves him away, only for Caster to go right back up! Vallie throws body shots and Caster falls! Vallie leaps and missile dropkicks! Both men are down, Vallie and Caster crawl, hot tags to Bowens and Magnum! Magnum rallies on the Acclaimed! Back drop for Caster, dropkick for Bowens!
Magnum runs at Caster but is put in the corner! Bowens hits a back elbow, then Caster hits one! Bowens goes side to side to forearm, Caster runs in to dropkick! Vallie returns but Bowens torture racks, Caster dropkicks for the torture rack bomb! Caster flounders to the top rope as Bowens scoops and BRAIN BUSTERS Magnum! MACHO ELBOW! #AcclaimToFame! Cover, the Acclaimed wins!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
Caster kisses Magnum’s hand, then uses it to pat Bowens on the back. Will the Acclaimed be “thanking” Daniels & Kazarian the same way on Dynamite?
Anna Jay w/ The Dark Order VS Dani Jordyn!
While The Dark Order is trying to find their Number 7, and for that matter, Numbers 6, 8 and 9, Number 99 is ready to be #1 contender again! Will the Real Mean Girl have to update her Burn Book after this?
The bell rings and Dani shows Anna her Burn Book page: “Number 99 of the Kids Next Door! Daddy issues! Fugly! #RBF.” Anna shoves Dani into buckles! Anna dares Dani to get serious, and they tie up. Anna headlocks, Dani slips out and headlocks back. Anna powers out but Dani runs her over! Things speed up, Anna hurdles but Dani waistlocks. Anna bucks the O’Conner roll away but Dani comes back to mule kick a leg out! Dani then SUPERKICKS Anna down and fans actually cheer the Mean Girl! Anna goes to a corner, Dani runs in but Anna dodges. Anna runs in but Dani gets to the apron!
Dani dodges Anna’s shoulder and kicks her away! Dani gets her Burn Book, but Anna spins and HEEL KICKS the book into Dani! Anna goes out, drags Dani up and taunts her as she whips Dani into railing! Dani flounders and Anna talks some smack. Anna drags Dani up by her hair, puts her in the ring, and takes her time posing before going back in. Anna drags Dani up, clinches but Dani breaks free to ROCK Anna with a haymaker! Dani scoops, swings and SLAMS Anna down! Cover, TWO! Anna is still talking trash but Dani drags her up. Anna HOOK KICKS out! Anna tells Dani it’s time to go to sleep. QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Body scissors are in, Dani fades and is OUT! Anna wins!
Winner: Anna Jay, by submission
Who’s the real mean girl now? Anna has definitely become the Star of the Show thanks to the Dark Order, but will she still have to wait to be AEW Women’s World Champion?
“Pretty” Peter Avalon joins commentary!
The “saxy” Avalon has a drink in hand and robe around him as he joins Taz and Excalibur. Seems he’s taking a break from scoring in the ring again to grace us with his voice.
The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Bear Country!
The Dark Order OG want to fill out the roster, but they also want those AEW World Tag Team Championships! Perhaps they can accomplish both things at once tonight? Will Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder lose and #JoinDarkOrder?
The teams sort out and Uno starts against Bronson. They circle, tie up, and Bronson gets around to a waistlock. Uno pries free and wrenches to a headlock. Bronson pries free to headlock back, but Uno powers out. Bronson rams Uno but Uno runs him over! Uno runs, Bronson drops then CLOBBERS Uno, then drops a back senton! Bronson drags Uno up to wrench the arm, then tags in Boulder. Uno gets free and hurries back to his corner. Stu tags in and he gets right in Boulder’s face! Boulder shoves Stu, Stu CHOPS back, but Boulder doesn’t budge! Stu fires off strikes, headlocks, but Boulder powers out. Stu rams Boulder but he bounces off!
Stu dropkicks, runs, but into Boulder’s gorilla press! Boulder drops Stu and is seething! Boulder drags Stu up, tosses him, and tags in Bronson. Bronson whips Boulder in for a corner splash, then Boulder feeds Stu to Bronson’s clothesline! Bronson fires off on Stu but Stu turns things around, only for Bronson to hammer away on him! The ref counts, Bronson lets off to fireman’s carry Stu. Stu fights out, waistlocks, and Uno tags in as the roll is denied. Stu shoves Bronson and Uno dumps Bronson out! Stu DECKS Boulder, Uno RAMS Bronson into the apron! The ref is busy with Boulder, and Uno puts Bronson on the apron. Stu slingshots for the apron senton!
Stu taunts Brian Pillman Jr. at ringside, and Uno rains down fists through the ropes! Uno stands on Bronson’s neck and the ref counts. Uno stops at 4, drags Bronson up, then feeds Bronson to Stu’s boot! Tag to Stu and Stu boots Bronson! Russian Leg Sweep to a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Stu grins and says, “That’s the spirit!” Stu stands on Bronson’s hand, drags him up, Bronson rams Stu into the corner! Uno tags in and CLAWS Bronson’s back! Stu KNEES Bronson down for good measure! Uno undoes some wrist tape, but the ref doesn’t trust that. Uno says it’s innocent, but Stu claws Bronson’s face and chokes him in the corner! Uno pokes Bronson in the eyes!
Uno CHOPS Bronson, tags Stu, and then they hit the springboard stomp sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO! Bronson survives but Stu drags Bronson up. Tag to Uno, Uno stomps away but tags Stu back in as the ref counts. Bronson fights out with big forearms and elbows! But the Dark Order shove him back in, double whip, but Bronson crisscrosses them, to DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up with that big bear brawn, and Bronson crawls to hot tag Boulder! Boulder builds momentum and he CLOBBERS the Dark Order! Boulder scoop slams Stu, scoop slams Uno, then he whips Uno into Stu for a SANDWICH SPLASH!
Boulder fireman’s carries Uno but Stu hops up! Stu leaps, Boulder just catches him! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up and drags Stu from ropes. Stu kicks Boulder away so Bronson tags in! Bear Country double back suplex, but Stu slips out and rolls under to DOUBLE PELE! Hot tag to Uno! Uno dropkicks Boulder out, ROCKS Bronson with a right, and then tries to Gory Especial. Bronson is too big, Uno and Bronson both tag their partners! Stu leaps over Bronson but Boulder pops him up to CORNER BOMB into Uno! Bronson goes up, Boulder gives him a lift, Bear Country combines for a BACKPACK CANNONBALL!!
Boulder drags Stu to a cover, TWO!?! Stu survives and shocks Bear Country! Boulder seethes, tags in Bronson, and they coordinate again. Bronson goes up, Boulder gives him an Electric Chair lift, and “THIS IS BEAR COUNTRY!” But Stu avoids the splash! And he ENZIGURIS Boulder! Boulder swings but into Uno’s BOOT! Stu KNEES Boulder, torture racks and manages NIGHTFALL!! Tag to Uno, Uno sees Bronson getting up and ROCKS him with a right! Gory Especial, Stu is up top, FATALITY!! Cover, The Dark Order wins!!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Stu may have just sacrificed his own leg for the victory, but that is all that matters to the original Dark Order members! Will they continue to give their all for the faction until the Dark Order controls all?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS RYZIN & Sean Maluta!
Jersey’s Finest is rolling together again on this road trip toward the titles! Will the Concrete Rose and Bad Boy come out on top against the Priest of Sin and Samoan Dragon?
The teams sort out, Ryzin starts with Kiss and they circle as fans rally. They tie up, go around, and Ryzin headlocks. Ryzin shifts around, hammerlocks, but Kiss steps through to hammerlock back. Kiss waistlocks, Ryzin pries free and standing switches. Kiss drop toeholds, floats to a facelock and gator rolls, and even twerks! Kiss brings Ryzin up and over, Janela tags in but Ryzin shoves Kiss into Janela! Janela tumbles down, Ryzin runs in but Kiss puts him on the apron. Janela sweeps the legs! Kiss has an apron Chancery and Janela dropkicks Ryzin in the face! Janela drags Ryzin up, tags Kiss back in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip Ryzin to a corner.
Janela spinning clotheslines, Kiss handspring mule kicks! Kiss goes up top but Ryzin shoves him down to the ground! Ryzin swings on Janela but Janela rocks him back! The ref keeps these two back but Maluta stomps away on Kiss! Maluta brings Kiss up to throw into railing but Janela chases him off! Janela guards Kiss, helps him up and back in, but Ryzin is there to stomp him! Ryzin digs his boots into Kiss, stomps him more, then mocks the twerking. Kiss rolls Ryzin up, TWO! Ryzin ROCKS Kiss, throws more forearms, then runs. Kiss follows, baits Ryzin in, and then ducks as Ryzin leaps! Ryzin gets nothing but ropes in a very bad place!
Janela laughs at Ryzin’s pain while fans rally up. Ryzin and Kiss crawl, hot tags to Maluta and Janela! The Bad Boy rallies on Maluta, fans fire up with him, and he runs in to SNAP GERMAN Maluta into buckles!! Janela goes to the apron and LEAPS to take Ryzin down! Janela goes up top and crossbodies! Direct hit but Janela keeps moving, running and LARIATS Maluta down! Tag to Kiss and Jersey’s Finest coordinate. Janela BRAIN BUSTERS Maluta, Kiss drops the SPLIT LEG DROP! Cover, Jersey’s Finest win!
Winners: Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela, by pinfall
The road trip rolls on! Will Jersey’s Finest feel even finer in the New Year?
Tay Conti VS Freya States!
The Brazilian blackbelt is back in action, still hoping to gain traction in the AEW Women’s Division! Will #FreyatheSlaya cool her off before she can get on a hot streak?
The bell rings and Tay circles with Freya. Fans rally as the two approach and tie up. Freya has a knuckle lock but Tay knees low! Tay jumps up but Freya stays up to block the armbar, and then gets a ropebreak. Tay lets off and Freya shoves her. Freya taunts but Tay fires off furious forearms! Tay whips, Freya reverses but Tay BOOTS back! Tay then gets around to waistlock, ripcord and sayanagi judo throws! Tay sits Freya up but Freya ducks the buzzsaw! Tay comes back with a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO! Tay is already annoyed but Freya is also upset. Tay clinches, Freya powers out and powers Tay to a corner! Freya throws forearms, and shouts, “Who do you think you are?!”
Tay shoves Freya away and slips out to JAB! Freya stays up but Tay springboards in, only for Freya to catch her! Freya fireman’s carries but Tay fights out and around to a guillotine with body scissors! Freya throws hands and then throws Tay off. And then she throws Tay by her hair! And drops the leg, brother! And then goes for another, only to miss! Tay drags Freya around for knee after knee after knee, then some Kowata kicks! BACK HAND! Freya staggers into a ROUNDHOUSE! Freya is still up but Tay runs in at the corner to DOUBLE KNEE!
Tay keeps on Freya with forearms, then whips, but Freya reverses. Tay elbows back, climbs up, and boots Freya away! Freya comes back, into a HANGING ARMBAR! Freya powers up to drag Tay back in, only for Tay to drop down and trip Freya up! LEG HOOK HALF NELSON! Freya taps, Tay wins!!
Winner: Taynara Conti, by submission
A unique submission gets Tay the win! Will she continue to prove no one does it like her?
Matt Sydal VS Danny Limelight!
With his third eye open and his ground game as strong as his aerial attacks, Sydal leaves little openings! But will Danny shine some light on a weakness Sydal still has?
The bell rings and Sydal circles with Limelight. They talk some smack about the third eye, then tie up. Sydal waistlocks, headlocks then wristlocks. Limelight rolls, handsprings and reverses the wrench to a hammerlock. Sydal hits a fireman’s carry takeover to a cording hold, then shifts to get a flying-mare. Cover, ONE, but Sydal hits another flying-mare! Cover, ONE! Limelight gets to a corner and Sydal lets him get up. Sydal and Limelight tie up again, go around, and Limelight puts Sydal in a corner. The ref counts, Limelight lets off but Sydal ducks his chop to arm-drag him all around! Ghost pin, TWO!
Sydal keeps on Limelight with a wrench and then drags Limelight down to dig into the knee. Sydal wrenches again, cravats but Limelight powers out to then go up and up and flying arm-drag! And dropkick! Fans fire up with Limelight and he fireman’s carries. Sydal slips out, and hits a leg drop DDT! Sydal standing mariposas! Limelight is in a corner, Sydal kicks and trips him up, then runs in with the basement KNEE! Sydal covers, TWO! Limelight flounders to another corner, Sydal runs in but into a boot! Limelight runs into a NO HANDS RANA! But Limelight comes back to LARIAT! Sydal is down now and Limelight talks trash.
Limelight drags Sydal back up and turns him for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Limelight drags Sydal over to ropes to choke him! The ref counts, Limelight lets off and snapmares Sydal to KICK him! Cover, TWO! Limelight toys with Sydal, drags him back up and throws forearms. Limelight whips, Sydal sunset flips, TWO, into the BUTTERFLY LOCK! Limelight endures, kicks and powers his way to a cover, TWO! Limelight is free, waistlocks, but Sydal switches. Limelight elbows out hard but runs into a dropkick! Fans fire up with Sydal as he gets up and KICKS away on Limelight! SOBAT! Limelight is down and Sydal wants the fans to see this. Sydal whips for a WINDMILL KICK!
Sydal isn’t done there, he drags Limelight up and fisherman BUSTERS! Cover, TWO! Limelight still lives but Sydal keeps his focus. The third eye shows him what to do next, and Sydal runs corner to corner, but into an ELBOW from Limelight! Limelight goes up, walks the tightrope and springboard clotheslines! Limelight fires up now and brings Sydal into a fireman’s carry. Sydal slips out to Russian Leg Sweep! Into the COBRA CLUTCH CROSSFACE! Limelight fights up and out, wheelbarrows and victory rolls to a REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Sydal rolls back to a cover, TWO! JUMPING KNEE! Sydal gives Limelight a PAGE TURNER! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
Limelight shined bright but he could not blind the third eye! Sydal has another win, will he find his path to a championship in the new year?
Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Kaci Lennox!
La Sicaria “welcomes” the model turned wrestler to Dark, but she isn’t going to go easy! Will Ivelisse make sure Kaci knows what she’s getting herself into with the AEW Women’s Division?
The bell rings and Ivelisse circles with Kaci. They tie up, Ivelisse clinches, brings Kaci to a knee then throws her away! Kaci gets up but Ivelisse fires off strikes! Ivelisse lets off to then elbow her back! Ivelisse whips but Kaci reverses to an arm-drag! And a dropkick! Ivelisse hits ropes on the way out, Kaci runs but Ivelisse avoids the baseball slide! Diamante is there and Kaci gets distracted, Ivelisse flapjacks Kaci to the apron! Ivelisse puts Kaci in, steps up the ropes and springboards for a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Kaci is tougher than that but Ivelisse is just annoyed. Ivelisse KICKS Kaci in the back, wraps up the arms and drags Kaci into a headscissor squeeze!
Kaci endures this modified triangle but rolls back to a cover, ONE! Ivelisse has the arm again, drags Kaci around and wraps her up in a half straitjacket. Kaci endures as Ivelisse bends her back. Fans rally for Kaci as she fights up and arm-drags free! Ivelisse comes back but Kaci ROCKS her with a right! Kaci spins Ivelisse around for a CUTTER! Both women are down but fans fire up as they go to opposite corners. Ivelisse runs in but Kaci dodges! Kaci rallies with clotheslines! Kaci wrenches, and SNAPMARE SPIKES Ivelisse into the mat! Cover, TWO!! Ivelisse survives but Kaci is right on her with a waistlock!
Ivelisse holds ropes, elbows free and reels Kaci in for the twisting DDT! Cover, TWO!! Ivelisse is shocked! Ivelisse has Kaci but Kaci hits a body shot. Kaci fireman’s carries but Ivelisse fights free to get around for an IRON OCTOPUS! Kaci endures but she’s fading! Kaci taps, Ivelisse wins!
Winner: Ivelisse, by submission
Ivelisse doesn’t let off until SHE is satisfied, but she does eventually let Kaci go. Diamante is there to celebrate with her tag team partner, will these two continue to climb up the AEW Women’s Division?
Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Chaos Project!
Chuck Taylor and Trent are heading for a battle with the ENTIRE Inner Circle, but they are tuning up against the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN! Will Luther and Serpentico make sure the Best Friends are in awful shape?
The teams sort out and Chuck starts with Serpentico. They circle, or rather Serpentico rolls and Chuck knee stomps around. They tie up, Chuck wrenches to a wristlock but Serpentico reverses. Chuck rolls, wrenches to a hammerlock, but Serpentico headlocks to then wrench and wristlock. Chuck wrenches back again, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits the takeover. Serpentico headscissors but Chuck pops out. Serpentico and Chuck circle again, tie up and Chuck trips Serpentico. Things speed up, Serpentico leaps over then eggs Chuck on, to then dodge and arm-drag, but Chuck reverses that to get a HALF CRAB! Serpentico gets the ropebreak, Luther complains and Chuck lets go at 3.
Serpentico crawls to the corner and tags in Luther. Chuck tags Trent and Trent circles with Luther. Luther then sucker punches Chuck! Luther fires off with Trent, throws some knees and kicks, then runs. Trent stays low and then comes back with a STANDING METEORA! Trent DECKS Serpentico, and Chuck brings Chaos Project up for Trent to FLY! Direct hit and down go Luther and Serpentico! Best Friends high five and Cassidy slowly twirls Trent’s jacket like a rally towel. Chuck brings Luther up but Luther rakes his eyes! Trent clobbers Serpentico and refreshes the ring count. Trent throws forearms but Luther POSTS Chuck! Serpentico clubs Trent back and then headbutts!
Luther stomps Chuck, Trent FLAPJACKS Serpentico into railing! Trent runs at Luther and SPEARS, into the railing! Luther throws Chuck OVER railing into the front row of peers! Luther stomps Trent, drags him up and into the ring, then follows. Trent flounders, Luther stomps him around, then brings him up to scoop and sidewalk slam! Tag to Serpentico, and he is the human weapon, inverted suplex splash! Cover, ONE!! Serpentico rains down angry fists on Trent but Chuck returns! Chuck throws hands on Serpentico but Luther gets in to LARIAT Chuck! Luther tosses Chuck, Serpentico ROCKS Trent! Tag to Luther, and he rams Serpentico into Trent! And again!
The ref reprimands but Luther gives Serpentico a wind-up before a third RAM! Then a BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO! Luther kicks Trent, drops a knee with those supervillain knee pads, but Trent throws forearms back. Luther ROCKS Trent, Trent hits back! Luther BOOTS, Trent flounders, and Luther kicks him at the ropes. Luther whips Trent corner to corner but Trent BOOTS back! Trent hurries as Chuck returns, but Luther swings on Chuck first! Luther headlocks but Trent SAIDOS! Fans rally with Cassidy as Trent gets up. Serpentico intercepts but Trent throws him out! Trent hurries up but Serpentico trips Chuck off the apron!
Luther runs in, big corner clothesline! Luther whips Trent to the other corner, runs in and back elbows! Tag to Serpentico, Luther scoop slams Trent and then demands Serpentico go up. Serpentico reluctantly climbs, ROCKET LAUNCHER SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Serpentico flounders and drags Trent up, tag to Luther. Serpentico feeds Trent to Luther’s BOOT! Luther drags Trent back up, Serpentico climbs but Chuck shoves him down! Trent cradles Luther, Best Friends win!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall
But Luther won’t let them celebrate, he attacks Trent from behind! Chuck gets back in to pull Luther away and SUPERKICKS him! Trent is up and PSYCHO KNEES Luther out! Best Friends stand tall with Orange Cassidy, but here comes MIRO! The Best Man still wants after “Young Boy” Trent but the refs keep him back. Trent, Chuck, Cassidy and their extended group of friends are going to worry more about The Inner Circle, but will they revisit their issues with Miro soon enough?
A pretty good episode for Dark, and I appreciate that they went down to 14 matches and just under two hours. We got a good Waiting Room because it turned into Scorpio Sky getting after Shawn Spears. Shida and King had a good match and Abadon had a good part in the segment attacking Shida. I am thinking with a “New Year’s Smash” two part special, one of those nights is Shida VS Abadon for the title. The Acclaimed keeps doing very well on the mic, and that is to say Caster keeps doing well. I think the most anticipated part of their match with SCU’s The Addiction is going to be the rap promo Caster has in store.
Even though all the matches were good, match of the night was Dark Order VS Bear Country. Bronson and Boulder are a great team already, from packaging to combination moves, and I bet they could be something big (no pun intended) for AEW’s already strong Tag Team Division. And the main event tag was pretty good, but of course Best Friends win ahead of the literally huge match with the Inner Circle. Miro showing up to taunt Trent clearly means he’ll get involved during Dynamite, too, and there could even be Best Friends VS Miro & Kip as a way to determine future contenders for the tag titles.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/7/21)
Battle lines have been drawn!
Let them fight on Dynamite!
The Inner Circle is back, Jurassic Express and Bear Country clash, and Darby Allin continues to be a FIGHTING AEW TNT Champion, all in one night!
- Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Hangman wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Bear Country; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi; Darby wins and retains the title.
- The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Inner Circle rolls into Daily’s Place!
Chris Jericho in a black Lamborghini, Jake Hager in a Chevy Silverado, Sammy Guevara in a Range Rover, Santana in a Dodge Ram, Ortiz in a Porsche, and motorcycle entourage escorting them in! Y2J, Big Hurt, the Spanish God and the Proud ‘n’ Powerful are returning to AEW in style! But with The Pinnacle somewhere in the building and Mike Tyson expected to return, who’s getting taken out first?!
Hangman Page VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
Did the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hear Platinum’s new single on AEW Dark last night? Would it change what Hangman’s about to do to Max if it did? Or maybe Max’s improv rap right here will rile him up! “Hangman, you a changed man. Used to be a star, now you fadin’! Platinum, the flyest on the air, catch you slippin’ like Joe Biden on the stairs! So check the thug process. I’m dancin’ with the devil like I’m Lil’ Nas X! And you a one trick pony! Treat me like a breathalyzer and bl-” WHOA~! Bowens stops Caster there, that is a step too far. You can’t say that on TNT, Max! But either way, The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Hangman BOOTS Bowens to get him out of the ring!
Hangman fires off on Caster, the bell rings and Hangman rings Caster’s bell! He bumps Caster off buckles over and over, and over and over, then stops to stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman walks it dry. Hangman drags Caster up, CHOPS him back to the corner, and then whips him to ropes. Hangman CLOBBERS Caster at the ropes, suplexes but Caster slips out! Caster shoves, Hangman dodges and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, fans fire up, and Hangman snap suplexes Caster after all! Cover, ONE!! Caster surprises Hangman but he keeps his cool as fans rally up.
Hangman CHOPS Caster to a corner, CHOPS him again, but Caster turns things around to fire off forearms! Hangman shoves Caster to BOOT him down! Hangman drags Caster up, wrenches, hits an elbow breaker then wrings Caster to stomp him down! Then he drops a BIG senton! Cover, TWO! Hangman smirks as Caster bails out and fans rally up. Bowens checks on Caster, Hangman heads over but Caster drags him out. Hangman counter punches then RAMS Caster into railing! Hangman puts Caster in, Bowens gets in Hangman’s face, but Hangman lets him be. Caster dropkicks Hangman as he enters! Caster stomps away at the ropes, catches his breath, then stomps him more!
Caster CLUBS Hangman, whips but Hangman reverses to send Caster out of the ring! Hangman runs to TRIANGLE LARIAT Caster down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Caster! Hangman drags Caster up, the ref counts but Hangman CHOPS Caster! Hangman refreshes the count, whips Caster but Caster reverses to send Hangman into railing! Caster runs in but is sent onto the railing! Caster’s gonna be rapping in a higher octave! Hangman then climbs the other railing to leap and LARIAT Caster down! Bowens gets in Hangman’s face again, but Hangman shrugs him off. Hangman gets Bowens’ boombox, tosses it aside, and puts Caster in the ring.
Hangman drags Caster to the corner but Bowens threatens him with the boombox! Caster YANKS Hangman into the post! The ref is busy with Caster and Bowens RAMS Hangman into railing! Bowens puts Hangman in, Caster WRINGS him out, and then Caster throws the arm into the mat. Caster drops knees on the arm, covers, TWO! Fans rally and jeer Caster, and Hangman CHOPS! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, drags Hangman down and has a hammerlock crossface! Fans rally as Hangman endures, and Hangman fights up to arm-drag free! Caster returns but Hangman DECKS him! And again! Hangman dodges to SPINEBUSTER Caster down!
Fans fire up as Caster goes to a corner. Hangman goes corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman keeps going, Caster blocks the suplex and elbows Hangman. Caster blocks the boot, too, spins Hangman but Hangman catches Caster for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but fans fire up as Caster goes to the apron. Hangman shakes the bad arm out, goes to the apron, drags Caster up, and Alabama lifts! Caster fights for his life, gets free and BOOTS! Hangman forearms, Caster forearms back and they brawl on the edge! Caster CLUBS the bad arm, but runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hangman dumps Caster down, and he goes to the apron.
Hangman climbs a corner, but Bowens is there to distract him! Caster gets in to LEAP up, steady himself, and still SUPERPLEX Hangman down! Then he gets the arm, SHANKLY GATES! Hangman endures, crawls his way forward, but Caster sits deep on the hold! Hangman gets the ropebreak with a finger! The ref counts, Caster holds on until 4! Fans rally for Hangman but Caster climbs up top. SPRINBOARD, into a LARIAT! The fans fire up, Hangman Alabama lifts, for- No! Bowens slides the boombox in! The ref obviously sees that, and Hangman picks the boombox up. The ref confiscates it, but Bowens gets Caster his chain!
Caster wraps his fist, Hangman storms over, PLATINUM PUNCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Caster is shocked but the fans are thunderous! Caster hurries up top, takes aim, MIC DROP FLOPS! Hangman dodges and gets to the apron! Caster staggers up, Hangman slingshots to- No, Bowens anchors him! Hangman mule kicks Bowens, BOOTS Caster, and then ASAI MOONSAULTS Bowens down! Hangman reloads and aims again, BUCKSHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy secures that number one spot in the rankings! And of course, he toasts with some nearby fellow wrestlers! Will Hangman be saying cheers to a championship opportunity soon enough?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
AEW has great tag teams all around, but here is one of the great teams and the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, DEATH TRIANGLE! PAC and Rey Fenix won the opportunity in the AEW Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal, but they and Penta El Zero Miedo all stand together with Schiavone. Their shot at the titles are coming, next week on Dynamite! They finally get their shots, but wait! The Best Friends show up? Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and #JustTrent, with the honorary Best Friend, Kris Statlander, walk out on stage, and Cassidy gets the mic! “Y’know… It’s really nice to see all three of you together in the ring again.”
Footage plays, and it turns out to be a highlight reel of the history between these two trios! Revolution 2020 was when Death Triangle brutalized Cassidy after PAC beat him in a 1v1 match. Then on Dynamite from 5/13/2020 was when Fenix Ryder Kicks Cassidy down just because he could! Chuck says that it may have been awhile, but they still remember! Fenix laughs! These guys are crazy! Penta says it’s crazy how they’ve hold onto those moments! Pac says everyone should relax, because he understands why the Best Friend are here. They see the writing on the wall, and want a shot at the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions already! Well they’ve got a lot of work to do because they are FAR from worthy! So jog on and get out of here!
Oh, well, alright. Trent says he was hurt, and now Best Friends are back of the line. They’ll work their way back up, because that’s not a problem when you’re the team with more wins than anyone in this company! But anyway, Pac and Triangle can calm down. The Best Friends are just here to give them a heads up. “The boys are back in town!” Oh, and their new alien friend. Fans fire up as the four put hands in, will the reunited Best Friends be out of this world?
Mike Tyson talks with Coach Urban Meyer.
Is Iron Mike giving or getting pointers on how to handle business?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Fans again get to sing Judas for Jericho as he and the boys return officially, even though we saw them get payback on The Pinnacle last week. Jericho gets the mic first, and he says Jacksonville sounds great tonight! The Inner Circle has a lot to say after the break! Y2J knows his TV, and AEW does go to commercial!
AEW returns, fans chant for Inner Circle and Jericho says they ARE the Inner Circle, and they are Back in Black, baby! “And it was only one short month ago that we were in this ring and given the beatdown of a lifetime by the Pineapple.” Sammy whispers a correction to Jericho, The Pinnacle. And that beatdown taught them a lot. It gave them hospital stays, it gave them stitches, but it gave them a wake-up call. It revealed to them that they’d made a lot of bad decisions over the last six months, that hurt and insulted a lot of people. For that, Jericho apologizes to those people and to the fans.
But all those decisions were on MJF, aka “My Jerkoff Friend.” And My Jerkoff Friend says he outsmarted the Inner Circle, mostly because he’s smarter than Jericho. And that’s true, Jericho isn’t the smartest in a few areas. High school chemistry, terrible. His teacher even asked after a second failed test, “Are you on dope?” An exact quote! Jericho wasn’t, he just wasn’t good in Chemistry. But who is? What Jericho is smart in is pro-wrestling! That is why he brought My Jerkoff Friend into the Inner circle. Not to take him under his wing, but to keep him under his thumb.
Jericho knows how dangerous My Jerkoff Friend is and how talented he is, and how much personality and potential he has. Jericho wanted to use him for all of that, and suck the life out of him into the Inner Circle. They had it all perfectly planned, and knew that MJF would eventually show his true colors. They were ready to kick MJF’s ass, but they didn’t think he’d be a step ahead. They got outsmarted by a man who can do everything except for put on a spray tan. Last week, MJF was oranger than Cassidy and had more streaks than that toilet bowl Jericho shoved his face into! Jericho can’t wait to swirly him again! Fans chant “Swirly! Swirly!”
MJF is only 25 years old! When Jericho was 25, he was still having wet dreams! But MJF at 25 is at the pinnacle of pro-wrestling. See what he did there? But here’s the thing! MJF, you consider yourself a fine wine, that he’ll get better with age. But he doesn’t want to wait for the aging, he wants it all now! He wants to be better than The GOAT, Chris Jericho, now. Those are big, big shoes to fill, MJF. You gotta go smaller, take baby steps. Be better than Peter Avalon, or Michael Nakazawa, or “that stupid Burberry scarf you’ve been wearing for a few years. It’s tired, it’s old, it’s stale, and it sucks!” Time to change it up, MJF! Plus, Jericho was rocking the scarf look a few years ago, so if you’re better than Jericho, why is he stealing Jericho’s shit?
But Jericho has an old clipboard in the back if MJF wants to add it to the list of things he’s stolen from Jericho! Y’see, MJF isn’t as good as he thinks he is, and he believes his own hype. Jericho sees MJF listening to the critics and the fans online. MJF would bee-line after every match or promo he’s ever had just to check what people thought! That’s called “Being a mark.” But Jericho makes it “being a Max,” because Max is a mark for himself! The true issue is that MJF knows he will never, ever be better than Jericho. He will never be better than Jericho, and you know it. That’s because Jericho is a true fine wine that has aged and fermented and soured.
Speaking of sour, just look at the men My Jerkoff Friend has aligned with! Tully Blanchard! He’s the greatest mind in pro-wrestling history? Really? No, he’s the third-string member of the Four Horsemen, stuck between Ole Anderson and Paul Roma. Then there’s FTR! They would be one of the best tag teams in the world today, but they’re completely interchangeable! Which one is which? It’s like the AEW version of The Jonas Brothers, where you know they’re good, you know they make money, but you don’t know any of their names! Is that Dax? Cash? Ax? Smash? Axel? Slash? “I DON’T KNOW!!”
And then of course, there’s Shawn Spears. Such a great upside, so they say, but Jericho’s never seen it. All Jericho has is the number on his phone from when Spears called him after getting fired from “The Fed” 10 years ago, asking for advice. Spears aligning himself with My Jerkoff Friend is about as good a move as rocking the blonde mohawk in 2021. And then there’s Wardlow! Of of course! A million dollar body with a 13 cent brain, and guess what? He’s so dumb, he has to strip naked to count to 21! Think about it, Jericho’s seen him do it. But compared to the Inner Circle, the NEW Inner Circle that will dominate AEW once more but with the fans all behind them, The Pinnacle is good, can beat the crap out of them, but who cares?! The Inner Circle loves to fight!
The bottom line is, the Inner Circle will shove the faces of The Pinnacle up each other’s asses and form a human centipede, with MJF in the back! “You want blood? You want violence? You got it!!” They’ve been waiting for a match since March 25th of last year! Why play grab ass anymore? You want blood and violence? You get it! May 5th, right here at Daily’s Place, for the first time ever, Pinnacle VS Inner Circle, BLOOD AND GUTS!! The Inner Circle is back in black, and now that they’re back, they will kick the ever living shit out of the Pinnacle! “The worst is yet to come, God help you for it!!” FINALLY, the match the world has wanted to see! Will MJF’s future be nothing but suffering for what he has done?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Dasha congratulates Captain Charisma on his victorious AEW in-ring debut. So then, how is he feeling? And what’s next? Christian says last week “was the culmination of an entire year of me scratching, clawing, and grinding in complete solitude for that very moment of stepping through those ropes, kneeling down, kissing that canvas, and taking back what was taken from me seven years ago.” Now he can’t talk about last week without talking about his opponent, Frankie Kazarian. Kaz took him to the deep waters, and pushed him so far down. Christian’s lungs were on fire, and he loved every single second of it!
Fans were in awe of Kaz’s performance, but not Christian, because Christian has always known what Kaz is about. Kaz knows that Christian isn’t like everyone else. When you step into the ring with Christian, you have to bring it up another level. Christian makes others level up! But then Taz interrupts and says for those who don’t know, these two have known each other for a long time. That all said, seven years is a long time. Taz has a team that can help Christian get where he wants to be, so Taz will just get right to his offer: Christian can join Team Taz! They can all help each other, and a guy with Christian’s wealth of knowledge would be a great help.
And before Christian can say too much first, Taz won’t put him on the spot. Christian can sleep on it. Will Captain Charisma choose to join the Path of Rage?
Jurassic Express VS Bear Country!
Two forces of nature will collide, but #OneWillFall. Godzilla VS Kong is in theaters, but here is a pretty good teaser right here! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus represent for the reptiles? Or will the burly Boulder & Bronson bring the heat on behalf of warm-blooded beasts everywhere?
The teams sort out, Luchasaurus steps up to Boulder and fans fire up already! Bronson and JB walk over, and Bronson shoves JB right down! Luchasaurus choke grips Bronson, but Boulder shoves Luchasaurus to the corner! JB returns to SHOTGUN dropkick Bronson, then dodges Boulder to set him up for Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Another SHOTGUN, another BOOT and the Bears are out of the ring! JB builds speed to DIVE into Bronson! JB keeps going, and DIVES again! JB keeps it up, and he FLIES, but into the arms of Bear Country! But JB wriggles free as Luchasaurus FLIES in and bowls Bear Country over!
Fans fire up as JB and Luchasaurus regroup. They get Boulder in, Luchasaurus drags Boulder up but Boulder RAMS him into the corner! Bronson tags in, Boulder whips him in and Bronson SPLASHES Luchasaurus in the corner! Bronson fires off hands, Luchasaurus shoves back but Bronson ROCKS him! Tag to Boulder and now Bronson whips Boulder in, but into a boot then KNEE! Bronson runs in, Luchasaurus goes up and over, then handsprings to dodge Boulder! Hot tag to JB! Luchasaurus elbows Bronson, JB leaps but Boulder catches the rana! Luchasaurus is up top, and LEAPS, but he just bounces off Boulder! Boulder keeps JB up to BOMB him!
AEW goes picture in picture as Boulder grits his teeth as he paces around JB and fans rally up. Boulder brings JB up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Boulder makes sure his arms are working, and Luchasaurus seems to be alright after that crash landing. Tag to Bronson, the bears mug JB, and Bronson drags JB up to DECK him! JB gets to a corner, Bronson storms over but JB kicks back from below. Bronson blocks a kick to rain down furious fists! Bronson lets off as the ref counts, and he drags JB up. JB SLAPS Bronson, CHOPS him, but Bronson HEADBUTTS JB down! Cover, TWO! Bronson grows frustrated but he stalks JB and keeps him from Luchasaurus.
Bronson whips JB to CLOBBER him! Tag to Boulder, Bronson stands on JB and then Boulder steps on him! Boulder drags JB up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! JB writhes but he still reaches for Luchasaurus. Boulder stands on JB’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then drops a big elbow on the back! Boulder drags JB up, puts him in a corner and whips him corner to corner to then back drop on the rebound! AEW returns to single picture as Boulder drags JB up and tags Bronson in. Bear Country mugs JB, then Bronson whips JB into the corner. JB BOOTS back, fights out and slides under but Boulder tags in!
Bronson keeps JB from Luchasaurus, Bear Country double suplexes, but JB lands on his feet! JB dodges and hot tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders, BOOTS Boulder then BOOTS him in the corner! Luchasaurus adds Bronson to the pile to fire off hands! GERMAN SUPLEX for Bronson, then Luchasaurus ducks the running knee to kip up and TAIL WHIP! LARIAT! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus and he waits for Boulder to get up. Boulder turns around into a choke grip! Bronson storms over, into a choke grip! The bears break free but Luchasaurus boots through their double clothesline! ROUNDHOUSE to HEEL KICK!
Luchasaurus runs but is put on the apron. He HEADBUTTS Boulder, climbs up, but Boulder trips him up! Boulder climbs up, but Luchasaurus choke grips! Boulder fights it off! But Luchasaurus still gets the grip! Boulder HEADBUTTS Luchasaurus! Boulder gets a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans are fired up! Boulder covers, but JB FROG SPLASHES it apart! Bronson drags JB up to throw him out but JB shoulders back in! JB slingshots and spins around to DDT! JB baits Boulder into Luchasaurus’ EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, but Bronson scoops JB for a MICHINOKU DRIVER onto the pin! All four are down and the fans fire up again!
The teams regroup as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Bronson and Boulder combine, head for Luchasaurus, CANNON BEAR!! They drag Luchasaurus to a cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus survives and Boulder can’t believe it! Boulder is frustrated, but he tags Bronson in, and they decide to combine again! Boulder has Bronson on the Electric Chair, but Luchasaurus sits up! JB returns and he dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson drops into the TAIL WHIP!! Boulder BOOTS Luchasaurus, grabs JB and whips, but JB LARIATS on the return! Luchasaurus pushes Boulder out! Bronson staggers into a choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! MESOZOIC MOONSAULT! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Who needs Godzilla VS Kong? This was a true clash of alpha titans! Will Jurassic Express now pull into the top spot right behind Death Triangle?
AEW hears from QT Marshall.
In reference to Cody Rhodes, “Your mantra should be, ‘Do the work for me.‘ Whether it’s creating this incredible training facility, or carrying your broken down brother through whatever career he had left, ever since the beginning of our ‘friendship,’ all I’ve ever done is do work for you.” QT is sick of the narrative Cody is creating about how he was going out of his way to help QT, but leaving QT dead in the water before he ever got started. Cody wants to doubt QT Marshall’s credentials? Let’s talk about those credentials for a minute. Cody was second fiddle to Ted (DeBiase) Jr, then went hiding behind face paint because even as “Dusty’s kid,” he knew he’d never amount to shit.
But Cody “figured it out” at some point. He got on the indies, surrounded himself with “vanilla midgets,” and felt like the star he knew he’d never be. But QT has surrounded himself with men. Hungry, sick and tired of waiting in the shadows, and that can trust QT and QT can trust back. Because unlike “Bargain Brand Sting,” QT isn’t worried about other people’s success. Aaron Solow, “who will never be known as ‘just somebody’s boyfriend.'” Nick Comoroto, who isn’t just some “body guy.” And Anthony Ogogo, who is a household name in the UK! A mainstream fighter and star! The British follow his career and cheer every punch. Ogogo does Subway commercials for business and knocks people out for fun!
But this ain’t Great Britain, this is “Shitty” America! So all you Yanks are gonna learn soon enough who Ogogo is. QT tells Cody that this is HIS goddamn factory now! Comoroto splashes the Nightmare Factory logo on the wall with blue paint, and this fearsome foursome has left its mark! Will others join them? Or will they simply know not to side with The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?
AEW returns with Schiavone on stage.
This never gets old for Tony. Once again on Dynamite, “It’s STIIIIIIIING~!” The snow, the crow and the Icon! A lot to unpack with the TNT Championship coming up, but Jake the Snake interrupts. “This is not the way we do it. You remember! How can you forget? It’s only been what? Seven days?” They start, Snake and Archer interrupt, Sting does nothing and keeps his mouth shut, or maybe just shuts his hole. Where’s his little gerbil friend, by the way? Yes, he’s a gerbil. But they say insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, and Snake is a crazy son of a bitch so he should know!
But Archer interrupts now and says this is enough. If that’s insanity, then Snake isn’t the only crazy one, Archer’s “one sick son of a bitch!” And Archer is sick and tired of the AEW agenda! Bring Archer in, bring him to the top, but then send him away. He fights Moxley, then goes away. He works main event after main event, then he goes away. He’s done with that! The world will pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster, and Sting will pay attention closely. This is Archer’s time! Archer should be getting the interviews! Sting doesn’t need to talk because this is Archer’s time! But then Sting snatches the mic away!
“Now it’s MY time!” Then say something! He’d say something if Archer would be slow to speak and quick to listening. Zip up and understand that Sting AGREES! Archer is a main event guy, but then he disappears, and Sting doesn’t understand it, either! Snake, what’s wrong with you? What’s that dumbfounded face for? Tell Archer how to do it! Or maybe just shut your hole now. Sting says Archer IS main event material, he has “it,” but Snake needs to actually help him! Help Archer channel this in the right direction and then he will be in that ring on TNT in a main event, maybe even for the world title, without disappearances. Just make it happen! Make it showtime! If you’ve got it in you, go do it!
Sting storms off, but All Ego, Ethan Page, and the Face of the Revolution, Scorpio Sky, are watching from the bleachers. They don’t seem to see it Sting’s way, but what is Archer’s response? Archer storms off, too, with Snake following. With Ethan and Scorpio have their own input on this?
Team Taz speaks.
But before Taz himself can say anything, Ricky Starks speaks up and wants to start by saying AEW Dark was great! They got the win thank to Brian Cage! And as the winner, let’s hear from Cage! Taz speaks up and says no, not this time. Starks instigated, he isn’t going to get away with it this week. Will Hobbs wants to say something but Taz already knows what he’ll say. Everyone just needs to chill out, get on the same page. Starks, stop instigating. But they’ve got to be real smart, because they’ve got an offer to a real blue chipper in Christian Cage. That could happen! Starks says absolutely. But will they be able to handle having two Cages on the same team? Or will they end up with no Cages in no time?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
The Relentless wants to be a fighting champion, and another rising star answered the call! Will the Blue Collar Badass prove that even a rugged mug like his can be the Face of the Network? Or will the Icon prove to be a superior wingman to the Hollywood Hunk and the Beautiful Brazilian Beefcake?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the fighting champion is in for a fight!
Darby and JD stare down as fans fire up and rally. They circle, tie up, and JD puts Darby in a corner. The ref counts, Darby ducks a chop and then ducks again. Darby headlocks, JB powers up to throw him to a corner. Darby boots the chop away, shoves JD but JD goes up and over to CHOP him! Darby bails out, fans fire up, and a ring count begins. JD dares Darby to get back in and Darby is on the apron. Darby pie faces JD then dares him to bring it to the outside. JD takes the bait, Darby gets in then WRECKS JD with a dropkick! Darby runs to DIVE and ram JD into railing! Darby gets up top, Nemeth distracts everyone, and Darby leaps, but JD bounces him off his shoulder!
Nemeth laughs at Darby while JD drags him up, but Sting is there to scare Nemeth away! JD puts Darby in to drop a BIG back senton! Sting keeps backing Nemeth all they way to the timekeeper’s table and further away! JD ROCKS Darby, Nemeth keeps running, and JD CHOPS away on Darby! Bononi is still in JD’s corner as JD drops knees then covers, ONE!! Darby sputters but JD brings him up. Darby throws body shots but JD scoops and SLAMS to then drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO!, and AEW goes picture in picture.
JD stalks Darby, drags him up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. JD waits for Darby to get up, then brings him around to ROCK him with a right! Darby ends up in a corner, JD CHOPS him, then lets him feel it for a moment. Darby gets up, SLAPS JD, but JD SLAPS Darby back! JD whips Darby, LARIATS him inside out, then covers, TWO! Darby survives but JD wraps on a chinlock! JD grinds Darby down into the mat, but Darby fights his way up. Darby throws body shots, but JD back suplexes high and hard! JD drags Darby up the corner with him, but Darby SLAPS JD! And back hands and SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS!
Darby climbs up, fires off more SLAPS, then haymakers! JD shoves Darby away and hits a FLYING LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Darby survives, JD grows frustrated, but JD steps on Darby as he goes to the corner. AEW returns to single picture as Darby bails out. JD pursues, stalks Darby, and he brings Darby around but Darby throws body shots! Darby throws a forearm but JD tosses him into ropes to CLOBBER him! JD shouts, “Tonight’s MY night!” Darby crawls, Bononi cheers JD on, and JD refreshes the ring count to then aim at Darby near the railings. JD runs in and CANNONBALLS but only into railing as Darby dodges!
Darby gets to the ring, gets up the corner, and he LEAPS onto both Bononi and JD! Darby gets back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB!” The ring count is 5 of 10 but JD gets in! Darby clubs away on JD with furious fists, then goes up the corner. JD trips Darby up! JD gets Darby in the Tree of Woe to KICK, CLUB and then sit him up by his chin. Darby SLAPS JD, but JD sits Darby up to CHOP him on the back! Darby is back in the Tree of Woe, JD runs and CANNONBALLS Darby down! JD goes up top fast, VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and JD is shocked! Fans fire up, JD drags Darby back to the drop zone and goes back up top. MOONSAULT FLOPS!
Darby is in the corner, he climbs back up but JD ROCKS him first! JD climbs up now, but Darby SLAPS him! JD SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight up top! But then Darby grabs a hand to BITE it, and hits a SUPER CODE RED!! JD is in a drop zone, Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Relentless is still champion, still Face of the Network, and still on a hot win streak! But then THE BUTCHER clobbers Darby! The Hardy Family Office is here and they mug Darby on behalf of Hardy himself! Bunny Allie says commentary needs to get their stuff off the table because they’re going to use it! But then Sting and the Dark Order are here to run HFO off! Bunny is furious, but she’s gotta face Tay Conti in the ring now! Is she reconsidering given the HFO ran off? Too late! Tay tackles her on the stage and rains down fury! The refs hurry to break this up because this needs to happen in the ring! Will Tay tear into Bunny on behalf of Darby and the Dark Order?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Marvez brings up the huge news that Blood & Guts is happening on May 5th! Jericho tells Alex Marvez he’s more handsome than usual. What’s he doing that’s new? But then MJF blindsides Jericho, and the Pinnacle join in! FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow shove Jericho towards gorilla and then the stage! Where is the Inner Circle!? MJF chokes Jericho with his scarf! FTR gets Jericho up for the MIND BREAKER!! Marvez signals to cameras, and the Inner Circle door has been bolted shut! The Inner Circle literally bust through the door to get free! But the Pinnacle keeps mugging Jericho and they get a table!
Spears brings the table to the apron, Wardlow reels Jericho in, but here comes IRON MIKE TYSON!! Tyson and Jericho may not be friends, but Tyson isn’t going to let a group of thugs brutalize Jericho! Thyson fires off on Spears! He rains down fury like in his prime! FTR saves Spears, the Inner Circle rushes to even things up!! The Pinnacle goes running now, and fans are fired up for Tyson standing with the Inner Circle! Is the Baddest Man on the Planet really on Jericho’s side? They shake hands! Jericho and Tyson let bygones be bygones, and Tyson says “up yours” to MJF! Will Iron Mike help the Inner Circle get ready for Blood & Guts?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker (and Rebel) backstage.
The Doctor has a special announcement, and a small request for Tony Khan. “Tony, give the people what they want already!” A championship match for The Doctor! But she’s ranked fourth, there are others ahead of her. Yeah, let’s talk about those rankings. The win-loss system is UTTER CRAP! Championship opportunities should be based on star power, merchandise sales, and the demographic scores, which Britt is at the top of the food chain. It’s not her fault she had to waste a year putting respect on the women’s division and make history. But like a true Role Model, she will fix the broken system, climb up the rankings, and pretend like it actually matters.
So make sure to tune into Dynamite, Dark and Elevation where you will see The Doctor getting those wins up. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker DMD. Will Britt “expose” the AEW system for what it is?
The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order!
Things may have calmed down from that brawl earlier, but there’s madness just below the surface when it comes to Allie the Bunny. But to counter the HFO being ringside, the Brazilian Blackbelt has not only the Dark Order’s Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson and Negative One, but she has Hikaru Shida with her! Will the Numbers game be in Tay’s favor?
The bell rings and these two fire off forearms! Tay gets the edge, Bunny kicks low and clubs away, then CLAWS Tay on the back! Bunny bumps Tay off buckles, Tay wobbles but Bunny bumps her off more buckles! Fans rally for Tay as Bunny digs her boots in! The ref counts, Bunny lets off and the HFO talk trash. Bunny brings Tay up and talks trash but Tay blocks the kick! Tay clinches for an EXPLODER! Bunny flounders, Tay fires up and runs in to BOOT Bunny down! Then she boot WASHES! Bunny flops out of the ring, Tay goes to the apron and aims. Bunny dodges one kick, blocks the next and trips Tay into the apron! Bunny seethes, but then laughs as she brings Tay around to snap suplex to the floor!
Bunny sees Tay floundering to railing, and run sin to SHOTGUN her into the railing! Tay flops down, the HFO is fired up and Bunny drags Tay up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny bumps Tay off the apron, brings her back around and puts her into the ring. Bunny takes a moment to laugh like a hyena, and then she stomps Tay down. Bunny drags Tay up, talks trash and throws big knees into her! Bunny runs and knee lifts Tay down! Cover, TWO! Bunny gets frustrated already but she drags Tay up. Tay fires back with forearms and then reels Bunny into a cradle! TWO, and Bunny CLOBBERS Tay! Cover, TWO! Bunny is angry again but Tay reaches out for her friends. Bunny drags Tay around, looms over her, and brings her into the cobra camel clutch! Tay endures, Bunny thrashes her around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Tay throws Bunny around with drop sayanagis! Tay then gets Bunny up for the swinging BACKBREAKER! Bunny crawls to a corner, Tay runs in but the knee hits buckles! Tay hobbles into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida and the Dark Order cheer Tay on but Bunny slaps some fire into herself. Bunny drags Tay up, brings her around, dragon sleepers but Tay fights free! Tay fires off forearms, Hardy gets on the apron and stands in Tay’s way! But Tay dodges Bunny, Bunny avoids running into Hardy, and Tay gets her for a Gory Especial, to the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO!?! Bunny survives and shocks everyone, especially Tay!
Bunny crawls to the apron, Tay drags her back up, but Bunny hotshots her! Tay staggers away onto ropes, Bunny sucker punches Shida! Bunny gets Shida’s kendo stick but all hell breaks loose between Dark Order and HFO! The ref is busy with that, just as Bunny wanted, and she SMACKS Tay with the kendo stick! Is Allie a bunny or a weasel!? Bunny then climbs up, but Shida snatches the stick away! Tay ROCKS Bunny, climbs up to get her, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Roll through, hammerlock, DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The champion helps her #1 contender, because it’s more about respect than anything! Will these friendly rivals become friendly opponents soon enough?
AEW sets up next week’s big episode of Dynamite!
After calling Darby out on Elevation and Dark, then being part of the attack on him tonight, Matt Hardy gets his shot at the TNT Championship, in a Falls Count Anywhere match! Will Big Money Matt strike gold in Daily’s Place? Then, as we learned earlier tonight, the Young Bucks will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC & Rey Fenix! The Bastard & Firebird were put on notice by Best Friends, but will the titles be part of the mix? And now that he is firmly part of QT’s cell, Anthony Ogogo finally has his AEW in-ring debut! Is Ogogo gonna knock out whoever is put in his path?
And speaking of “finally,” Red Velvet and Jade Cargill go 1v1 so settle the score! Jade won in the mixed tag, but will she pull off sweet victory all on her own? Or will Velvet get her sweet revenge? In fact…
Red Velvet speaks.
“Jade, I finally figured out what your deal is with me. Why you keep looking for me.” It’s because Jade knows that on the night she beat Velvet on national television, Jade knew then and there that she barely got the job done! Jade calls herself #ThatBitch? Then be #ThatBitchWhoGetsTheJobDone!
ONE MORE big match has been made for next week!
After the news of Blood & Guts finally happening, and after Mike Tyson stood alongside the Inner Circle, there’s a huge sampler to whet our appetites! Mike Tyson will be special guest enforcer as Chris Jericho with just Sammy Guevara ringside takes on Dax Hardwood with just Cash Wheeler by his side! That’s right, the rest of the Inner Circle and Pinnacle will be BANNED from ringside during this match to keep this as far as possible! Will Jericho and Tyson rewrite the mistakes of the past together?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks!
Did anyone ever imagine the Elite ending up like this? Will there be any going back from this? Or have the bonds between the Best Bout Machine and the Jackson brothers been severed forever?
The trios sort out, Karl Anderson starts with Matt and the fans rally on the Bucks’ side. Callis mocks Matt with how he slapped him and Matt did nothing about it. Matt storms over, Callis backs off, and Omega suddenly wants in. Anderson tags Omega, Omega tries to talk with Matt about this, and Callis scurries to commentary. Omega and Matt tie up, go around, and Omega pulls hair to put Matt on ropes. Matt turns it around, the ref counts, Matt lets off but Omega pie faces. Matt shoves, Omega shoves, things get tense and Matt backs away to tag in Nick. Nick and Omega circle now, and Nick tries to point out this is Callis’ fault.
Omega and Nick tie up, Nick wrenches, Omega wrenches back, but Nick rolls and handsprings to WRING him out! Omega boots Nick away, gets up to headlock but Nick powers out. Omega gets the headlock again, Nick powers out again, but Omega runs him over! Nick gets up and Omega double guns at him. They tie up again, Nick headlocks but Omega powers out. Nick handsprings over, then RANAS Omega out of the ring! Omega paces, gets back in and tags Anderson. The Machine Gun is upset with Nick for teaming with Moxley, then he shoves Nick, but Nick kicks low. Nick whips, Anderson reverses but Nick dodges and springboards to arm-drag then dropkick!
Nick dropkicks Omega as he gets in, but Gallows gets Nick with a choke grip! Nick breaks free, Matt gets in, the Bucks double dropkick Gallows, then Moxley clotheslines Gallows out! Moxley builds speed, TOPE AND DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Fans are thunderous as Moxley and the Bucks regroup and AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley and the Bucks stand down, Nick fetches Anderson into the ring, and Nick wrenches then tags Matt. Matt goes up to drop ax handles on Anderson’s arm. Matt wrenches the arm again and again and then tags in Moxley. Moxley climbs up to drop an ax handle on the arm. Moxley drags Anderson up to wrench, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Moxley drags Anderson up, tags Matt in and they mug Anderson. Matt wrenches, Anderson powers Matt to the corner, and he throws hands! Tag to Gallows, the Good Brothers mug Matt, then Gallows ROCKS Matt with uppercuts and haymakers, over and over and over! Gallows backs off to throw ’em up, then drags Matt up for a HEADBUTT!
Omega tags in, he and Gallows hand off the wristlock, and Omega wrenches Matt to CLUB the arm! Omega drags Matt to CLUB the arm again, then wraps the arm around ropes to pull! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and bumps Matt off buckles. Tag to Anderson, Anderson snapmares Matt to a chinlock. Matt endures, Anderson cranks back, and Matt fights up to throw body shots. Anderson ROCKS Matt with an uppercut, then CHOPS him! Anderson keeps Matt from his corner as AEW returns to single picture, and whips him back towards the Biz Cliz corner. Matt dropkicks Gallows down, DECKS Omega, then BOOTS Anderson! Matt swings into a back suplex but lands on his feet! Hot tag to Moxley!
Moxley dodges Anderson, DECKS Omega and hits Gallows, then rallies on Anderson! Moxley clotheslines, whips but Anderson reverses! Anderson runs in to clothesline, but Moxley just shrugs it off! Anderson fires off CHOPS but Moxley just leans into them! Moxley SLAPS Anderson, runs and gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Omega gets in, he gets a SNAP GERMAN! Gallows runs in but he gets a BIG GERMAN! Moxley gets Anderson with a sleeper on the apron but Anderson hotshots him! Gallows tags in, runs and YAKUZA KICKS Moxley down! Gallows drags Moxley up to rain down hands, drops an elbow, and covers, TWO!
Gallows throws headbutts, digs his boots into Moxley, and Omega digs his boots in, too. Fans rally for Moxley but Gallows drags Moxley up by his ears. Gallows throws heavy hands and Moxley flounders into a BUZZSAW! Gallows stalks Moxley to a corner, rains down more fists, then goes corner to corner, but Moxley gets up and in his face! Both men dodge and spin, Moxley kicks low to NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Moxley heads for the corner, hot tags to Nick and Anderson! Nick dodges Anderson to BLAST Omega! Nick bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, back kick, ROUNDHOUSE and have Anderson in a corner!
Gallows gets in, throws hands then throws Nick, but Nick dodges! ROUNDHOUSE, SHINING WIZARD and forearm smash in the corner, the Nick runs at Anderson. Anderson dodges, Nick hits buckles, but then Nick dodges as Anderson runs in! Anderson gets stuck in the corner, Nick runs at Gallows but is put on the apron! Nick ENZIGURIS back, climbs up and DUMDUM STOMPS, to then somersault for the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up with Nick as he goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS Gallows down! Nick shoulders into Anderson, then slingshots, into the SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Matt and Omega!
Omega stops in his tracks when he sees it’s Matt! Omega wants Matt to calm down and have a match, not a brawl. But then Omega rushes Matt, only to be sent into buckles! Matt hip tosses Omega, arm-drags him around, then whips for a BIG back drop! Omega flounders, Matt fires up and aims, but he fakes the superkick to SPIKE DDT! Omega sits up, Matt paces like a shark, and Matt fires up but still hesitates! Omega wobbles, Matt just can’t hit him with the superkick! Fans are upset, Matt checks on Omega but Omega SLAPS Matt! Omega slaps Matt around, daring him to hit him! Matt tackles him and rains down fists!
Matt lets off, Gallows gets in and YAKUZA KICKS! Nick missile dropkicks Gallows, Moxley clotheslines Gallows and himself out! Anderson BLASTS Nick with a EuroUpper! Matt SUPERKICKS Anderson! Omega gets a SNAP DRAGON on Matt! No hesitation from the Cleaner as he gets Matt back up and full nelson again, for ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Matt staggers, Omega aims but runs into Moxley’s LARIAT! Matt gets Omega for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! “This is Awesome!” but Callis sounds worried. Matt asks if Omega is alright, but he sees Nick is up top. Matt fireman’s carries, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover, Anderson breaks it in time!!
Nick whips Anderson back out, then he goes up and up and ESCALARAS to take the Good Brothers down! Matt is again checking on Matt, but Nick wants him to finish this off. The Bucks get Omega up, they have an arm each, B T E- No, Matt hesitates! Moxley tells them to finish this! Matt knows, and says he can do this. Matt and Nick get Onega up again, B T E Tr- No…!! Matt still can’t bring himself to do it! Moxley tags in and says he’ll do this! But Matt won’t let him, so now Mox sees where this is going. Moxley blows past Matt to hit a PARADIGM SHIFT on Omega!! And then a SECOND PARADIGM SHIFT to make a point!! BULLY CHOKE!! Omega is stuck, sputtering, and then Moxley spins Omega-
NICK SUPERKICKS Moxley?! The MATT SUPERKICKS MOXLEY!! Eddie Kingston storms out to ringside, but the Good Brothers jump him! Moxley’s friend gets stomped down by Omega’s friends, but what does all this make the Bucks? MAGIC KILLER to Kingston on the ramp!! Callis says they should get a stretcher for Kingston. The Good Brothers get Moxley up, MAGIC KILLER! They put Omega on Moxley for the cover, the Biz Cliz wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
Are the Young Bucks still Omega’s friends? Are they still Biz Cliz 4 Life? Omega wants them to prove their loyalties by doing something more to Moxley! Callis whispers something to Matt, and Matt looks to Nick. They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down! Fans chant, “You Sold Out!” as Matt refuses the Too Sweet, so they can group hug! When will this emotional roller coaster with the Elite end?
Another great episode for Dynamite, and they’re clearly making a big deal out of no longer having a Wednesday Night War in their way. We’re getting a big episode next week with some good groundwork paved for it tonight, as well as for several more Wednesdays down the line. The first is that we are getting the tag title match now, but Best Friends are starting up their feud with Death Triangle again, with or without the titles. Given how tonight ended, I don’t know if PAC & Fenix win over these solidly Heel Bucks, but getting trios matches out of Death Triangle and Best Friends would still be awesome to see anyway.
We also got some great promos that put in some worked shoot material. Sting actually telling Archer he should be a top guy was great, because it is just as true as he and Archer said. This was also a good twist because where I thought we were getting Heel Archer going against Sting and/or Darby, this could flip Archer back towards a Face direction, and he’ll be taking on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, since they got cameos in the segment. QT’s promo with his unnamed faction was really good, and I am intrigued to see Ogogo finally get in the ring. Jericho’s promo tearing into MJF and The Pinnacle was an all time great, and is definitely going to be AEW’s best for this entire year. The brawl that followed and Tyson being with Inner Circle is great, as will Blood & Guts FINALLY happening!
Britt Baker’s promo was also good worked shoot adjacent, where she points out how AEW’s win loss record stuff doesn’t work. But instead of saying gimmick matches and tournaments and things are the problem, her character wants to make this into the (WWE) popularity system. This will make for a nice detail of her story as she racks up wins against lower level opponents, much like she’s already started with on Dark and Elevation, and then maybe she gets too cocky and lets one get a quick win off her, thereby ruining her run at the top spot. Plus, it feels like there’s a great story already in the works for Tay and Shida.
We got good intertwining of Darby’s story with Hardy and the Dark Order’s story with Hardy, and how Tay can fit into that against Bunny. Darby VS JD was great stuff, and then there was the great segue of the attack by the HFO, and how Tay and Bunny brawled then had their own solid match. Shida VS Tay is going to be big, and at this rate, could go either way because Tay is a hot hand right now. I’m surprised there wasn’t intertwining with Hangman, but given his great match with Caster to lock in as #1, maybe AEW is going to shift him towards the world title soon. I am also surprised Caster is getting the greenlight on his lyrics but I am not complaining, either.
We got an awesome main event with that 3v3, with great story of the Bucks unable to proverbially pull the trigger on Omega. The Bucks might be coming off a bit too wishy-washy, because they did the group Too Sweet but they then get up set at Callis but now they do this because they just can’t bring themselves to hate Omega. I guess the Biz Cliz can roll as a bigger group, with any number of possibilities given the growing partnerships with Impact and NJPW. But for just AEW, is there a chance Moxley and Kingston can get Death Triangle to side with them for just long enough to take on Omega’s group? Kingston may have been manipulating the Lucha Bros just months ago, but they all have common enemies in Omega and The Bucks. Plus, that’s a wild combination there that needs to be in a match together.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/6/21)
Another Dark Dozen on deck!
Who will be left behind in the Dark?
Big Money Matt wants to keep the money train rolling, and that means continuing win streaks! Will he and The Butcher get another W in AEW?
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins; The Dark Order wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge; Team Taz wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander; Jurassic Express wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol; Nemeth wins.
- Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office; Butcher wins.
- The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; The Sea Stars win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress; Velvet & King win.
- JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black; Drake wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro; Kiss & Janela win.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum; Sydal wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales; Hardy wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country; Bear Country wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott & Chandler Hopkins!
While John Silver recovers, and after Max Caster beat Colt Cabana on Elevation, Evil Uno, Stu Greyson & Alex Reynolds combine forces on classic Dark! But will they truly be a 1-2-3 combination?
The bell rings, Hopkins leads the charge but gets run over by Stu! JSP and Scott get around Uno and Reynolds, but then Uno and Reynolds BOOT them down! Things sort out now and Stu drags Hopkins up. Hopkins swings a hand but gets ROCKED for it! Stu OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Hopkins to the corner, tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds fires off EuroUppers! Hopkins wobbles but back kicks low. Reynolds ends up in a corner, Hopkins runs in but Reynolds dodges, and comes back with a forearm smash! Reynolds runs to LEAPING ELBOW! Hopkins staggers into a dropkick! Reynolds handsprings up, fans fire up and Reynolds brings Hopkins over.
Tag to Uno, Uno tags Stu, and Stu whips Uno for Uno to whip Stu and forearm smash! Drop toehold to basement dropkick, then Stu paces around. Stu drags Hopkins up but Hopkins flapjack hotshots! Tag to Scott and he RAMS Stu into the corner! Scott fires off forearms and uppercuts on Stu, then tags JSP and JSP runs in to uppercut! JSP snapmares and basement EuroUppers! Cover, TWO! JSP brings Stu up, back kicks, front kicks but Stu ducks the roundhouse to URENAGE! Tag to Uno, JSP tags Hopkins but Uno rallies on everyone! BOOT for Hopkins, then Uno blocks Scott’s boot to throw him down and stomp the hands!
Uno basement dropkicks Scott out of the ring, then catches Hopkins for an END OF DAYS! Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Hopkins, and Reynolds tags in before the ELBOW SIDEWALK SLAM! The OG feed Hopkins to Reynolds for a POP-UP KNEE! Fisherman for the CRADLE DRIVER! Cover, The Dark Order win!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
And indeed, Players One, Two and Three get the 1-2-3! Will they continue to stand strong, even with enemies closing in on all sides?
Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi & JD Drake talk backstage.
Beautiful Bononi tells the Hollywood Hunk that this was his idea, and Bononi already said it is “humanly impossible,” so it is all on Nemeth. Nemeth says he needs two wingmen! And this guy will be perfect! They can mold him into something hot, sexy, beautiful, bold, supple! Amazing! JD likes that word but what does “supple” mean? Nemeth says they aren’t going to change who he is, they accept him for who he is, but- JD says he may speak slow with an accent, but he’s not an idiot. These are sounding like fat jokes.
Nemeth says it’s just about going from having the rugged beard to a nice mustache, or bleaching his hair and styling it. Just something to make him sexier. What’s sexier than a hard-working, blue collar badass? Well, we’ll see. Wingmen on three. One, two… Okay only Nemeth is into it, that’s fine. He wants them to know he loves ’em and he’ll see them out there. Will Pretty Peter Avalon’s boys be able to pull it off?
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS Justin Law, Hayden Backlund & Brick Aldridge!
The Absolute, the Machine and the Powerhouse won their first match as a trio, but it was a bit… tense. Will Team Taz still (not) be fine after another try?
The trios sort out, with Team Taz arguing a little, and Cage gets the team to let him start. Cage starts against Law, and runs him right over! Cage drags Law back up, whips him to a corner but Law goes up and over, only to get caught! Law flails and gets free, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to TOSS him away! Brick tags in, circles with Cage, and fans rally up as the two tie up. Cage gets to a headlock, Brick powers out to a hammerlock then a headlock, but Cage powers out. Brick rams Cage but Cage comes back to ram and ROCK Brick! “Who betta?!” Starks cheers a little too much as Cage whips Brick. Brick reverses but Cage tilt-o-whirls to headscissor!
Cage waits for Brick to get up, then he back kicks and snap suplexes! Cage runs to drop a leg, brother! Cage hauls Brick up, looks at Starks, and tags Hobbs in. Hobbs and Cage mug Brick but Starks lets that slide since he did the same to Cage. Hobbs boxes Brick from all sides, then whips him to ropes. Brick dodges and rams Hobbs! Hobbs staggers but smiles, to then hit a SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs grins wider as he drags Brick up. Hobbs wants a tag, Starks makes sure he gets it first. They mug Brick now, then Starks ROCKS Brick. Brick shoves Starks down and tags in Backlund! Backlund fires off on Starks, then dodges to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up as Backlund has Starks in the corner! Starks shoves Backlund, DECKS Law, them puts Backlund up and out, and Backlund accidentally elbow drops Law! Starks shoves Backlund in, drags him up and CHOPS, then ROCKS him! Starks plays things up too long and Backlund BOOTS him! Backlund climbs up, leaps and crossbodies, but into Starks’ arms! The ref is busy with this and Hook trips Brick off the apron! Starks adjusts Backlund’s position for the ROSHAMBEAUX! Starks asks if Cage wants to finish this off, then tags him in. Cage drags Backlund back up, and gets him up for the DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
Well that seemed rather magnanimous of Starks. Though, he sure is leaning into cheering Cage on… But either way, the team won because they’re #AbsoluteMachines! Who can stop the path of rage?
Jurassic Express VS Rex Lawless & Dean Alexander!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are preparing for a kaiju class collision on Dynamite with Bear Country, so they’re gonna represent for Team Godzilla! Will The Pectoral Poseidon and The Sensation make for a good warm-up before the war of the monsters on Wednesday?
The teams sort out and Alexander starts with JB. JB and Alexander circle, tie up, and JB hammerlocks to a headlock. Alexander powers out, comes back but JB headlocks to takeover. Alexander headscissors, JB moves around to pop free and then rolls Alexander back to whip. Alexander reverses, JB dodges and waistlocks, Luchasaurus tags in before the O’Conner Roll. JB gets Alexander up and Luchasaurus BOOTS him into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Lawless tags in and he rams Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge and he CHOPS back! Lawless brings down the straps and eggs Luchasaurus on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, Lawless BOOTS! Lawless fires up but gets caught for a KNEE!
Luchasaurus whips Lawless to the corner, fires off, and tags in JB. Lawless staggers into the choke grip, and the CHOKE SLAM! Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Alexander, BUZZSAWS Lawless, JB BLINDSIDE ELBOWS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The King of the Monsters would be proud! Will the boy and his dinosaur win one for Godzilla on Dynamite?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Hollywood Hunk rolls with one of his wingmen and looks to be hotter than even the Fire of the Sun. Will the Blue Collar Badass be there for him, no matter what?
The bell rings and Nemeth and Fuego circle. Fans rally for Fuego as he and Nemeth tie up. Nemeth drops to fireman’s carry takeover, and JD says that’s two points! Nemeth and Fuego reset, Nemeth gets around to waistlock, then throws Fuego down! Another two points! Nemeth taunts Fuego and rubs in the fact he has a 4-0 lead that doesn’t even matter here. Fuego gets him back with arm-drag after arm-drag! Fuego then dodges, tilt-o-whirls and arm-drags again! Fuego grinds Nemeth, twists the wrist, and then kicks the arm! And again! And again and again and again! Fuego gives one last KICK, then wrenches through to a wristlock.
Fuego whips, Nemeth reverses and runs in but Fuego elbows him away! Fuego goes up, hops over and victory rolls to get the legs! Fuego has an inverted surfboard, for the PENDULUM! Nemeth endures, Fuego drops him down hard and body scissors him to a cover, TWO! Fuego hurries up top, fans fire up and he leaps, but no tornado! Nemeth TOSSES Fuego out of the ring hard! JD laughs at Fuego’s pain, and Nemeth goes out to stomp Fuego down. Nemeth puts Fuego in, covers, TWO! Nemeth rains down fists on Fuego then stomps him. Nemeth grinds Fuego’s face into the mat, hammerlocks the arm and twists the arm. Fuego endures, even as Nemeth handstands on the hold!
Nemeth drops to add torque, then he claws Fuego’s face! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and has Fuego in a corner. Nemeth whips Fuego corner to corner hard, then shows off the hips and thighs. Nemeth runs in to RAM Fuego, then throws in knee after knee! Nemeth drags Fuego up again, back suplexes just to carry Fuego around, then DROPS him! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Nemeth grows frustrated. Nemeth clamps on with a mounted cobra clutch and pulls Fuego back. Fuego endures, Nemeth brings him up, and fans rally as Fuego fights free. Fuego throws body shots, KICKS a leg, then KICKS an arm! Nemeth blocks a kick, flips Fuego but Fuego ENZIGURIS!
Fuego reels Nemeth in but Nemeth wrenches through to fireman’s carry. Fuego fights and gets the arm, then has the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Nemeth gets up, Fuego runs in but is put out on the apron! Fuego hotshots the arm! Fuego calls for it, springboards, but into a DROPKICK! Nemeth gets Fuego up for a RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, Nemeth wins!
Winner: Ryan Nemeth, by pinfall
Whatever the points were, the Hollywood Hunk finished it off so he wins either way! Will this be what shows JD that you can be groomed and gritty at the same time?
AEW Outside the Ring is almost here!
The first episode premieres this Friday at 9 AM Eastern! Who will Lexi Nair have as her first guest(s) of her new talk show?
Jon Cruz VS The Butcher w/ The Hardy Family Office!
The apparent father of SNAKEMAN is back, but he’s taking on Big Money Matt’s big, beefy brute! Will Butcher make Cruz into chuck meat in the Dark?
The bell rings, Butcher CLOBBERS Cruz in a corner, then throws off his jacket to headbutt away on Cruz! The ref counts, Butcher waits for Cruz to get up, and then he CHOPS him down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Cruz again! Cover, and Butcher wins!
Winner: The Butcher, by pinfall
Well that was quick! And the HFO throws Cruz out and stand tall together. Will they be taking far more than just the ring in the coming days?
The Sea Stars VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
Oddly enough, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo just teamed with the Wrestling Gamer recently and did very well, despite losing. But now the vixen teams with Allure, will they be the ones to sink the Siren and and her sister? Or will Vox and Exo reel them in, hook, line and sinker?
The teams sort out and Vox starts with Allure. They circle, tie up, and Vox slips through to wrench and wristlock. Tag to Exo and the Sea Stars fish hook to BOOT! Cover, ONE! Exo stays on Allure but gets a jawbreaker for it! Allure scrambles and tags in Vert! Vert runs in, Exo goes around but blocks the hip toss to backslide! Cover, TWO! Vert staggers up in to a kick, and Exo whips but Vert reverses. Vert runs but into boots! Exo swings but into a lift and Vert puts Exo in the corner! Vert CLAWS Exo into the Tree of Woe then STOMPS her down! Cover, ONE! Vert pushes Exo around, drags her up but Exo hits back.
Vert facelocks, tags Allure, and they mug Exo. They then put Exo in the corner, Allure CHOPS and fires off forearms! Allure digs her boots in, tags Vert, and Vert digs a forearm into Exo’s face! The ref reprimands, Vert CHOPS Exo, then elbows her! Tag to Allure, and Allure gets in Exo’s face with trash talk before she CHOPS! Exo gets mad and CHOPS back! Allure ROCKS Exo, talks more trash, then CHOPS again! Allure kicks, hooks a leg for an INVERTED PAGE TURNER! Cover, TWO! Exo survives and Allure is shocked! Allure puts Exo in the corner, tags in Vert, and they double forearm smash! Vert ROCKS Vox, runs in and SHINING WIZARDS Exo!
Vert scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Exo survives and Vert is furious! Fans rally up, Vert stomps Exo, and drags her up. “Who do you think you are, Delmi!?” Vert talks a lot of trash, then runs, but Exo dodges to NECKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Vert and Exo crawl, hot tag to Vox! Vox shoulders Vert, goes up and over to headscissor, then dodges Allure to CLOBBER her! Vox fires up, ducks a roundhouse, and fish hooks for the LARIAT! Cover, but Allure breaks it! Exo gets Allure and throws her out hard, then regroups with her sister. Vox runs in to uppercut Vert, then feeds her to Exo’s clinch!
EXPLODER into the drop zone, and then Exo becomes Vox’s knee-board for the SENTON! Cover, The Sea Stars win!
Winners: The Sea Stars, by pinfall
The sisters stay afloat in the rising tide! Will they use this wave of momentum to take the AEW Women’s Division by storm?
The Acclaimed have a new music video!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me, call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. The Elite didn’t want you, that’s gotta suck. Pour a drink when you wanna keep it bottled up. Ask Kenny, Matt ‘n’ Nick, even Papa Buck. They said, ‘Hangman? No, you can’t hang with us.’ Then you found the Dark Order. It’s like you’re in your prime but you found Pop Warner. You know the truth when you’re looking in the glass. They’ll leave you, too, when I beat that ass!
“This goes out to Hangman! In the ring, you can’t hang, man! And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock ya ass of the high horse. You are not a cowboy! I think you need an Altoid. So get out my face cuz your breath be stinking. Maybe stop drinking. Platinum, see me in the rankings, I’m coming for that numbah one spot. People think it’s ludicrous but I’m proving that it’s not. I’m a shooter, homie. I ain’t moving with the clock. I’ma take you out faster than you take a shot. Cosplay cowboy, probably ride sidesaddle. You probably on all fours, taking five paddles, from the Dark Order in the club house. You went soft but the Platinum is thugged out!
“I beat 10, beat Alex, and Colt, too. I’ll get Five, John Silver, Uno and Stu. And when your friends are all on the shelf, you’ll be back sitting at the bar by yourself. This goes out to Hangman. In the ring, you can’t hang, man. And when you’re on the show, you’re an eye sore! I’ma knock your ass of the high horse. You don’t have no real friends. Always up in your feelins. Cuz nobody loves you, everybody told me. Call the Acclaimed if you’re feelin’ lonely. Call us up! You feelin’ lonely, Hangman? I know you feelin’ lonely.” Platinum just dropped some heavy bars, but will be the one getting dropped on Dynamite?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King w/ Big Swole VS Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress!
Along with Big Swole, Velvet and The King won last week and hope to keep that going! Swole won on Elevation, can Velvet and King win in the Dark? Or will they be forced to face reality by Madi and Vipress?
The teams sort out, King starts against Madi and they tie up. They go around, King headlocks and hits a takeover. Madi headscissors but King kips free. King headlocks again, but Madi pulls hair to pop free to her own headlock. King powers out, then runs Madi over hard! Madi scrambles to a corner, King is on her with stomps and elbows, then whips Madi just to arm-drag her into the corner! Madi scrambles away, Vipress tags in, and Vipress waistlocks King. King slips around to facelock but Vipress wrenches out. King kicks low, tags in Velvet, and they double whip Vipress just to send her into buckles! And again, and then crisscross to throw Vipress down! Cover, ONE!
Velvet tags King in, they hand off the wrench then tag again. They double whip, bypass and calf kick Vipress down! King sets Vipress on the mat and combines with Velvet, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress and drags her up to ROCK her with a right. Velvet whips, Vipress reverses but Velvet mule kicks back! Velvet springboards to crossbody, then slides under to sweep the legs! Velvet stirs it up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Vipress but Vipress ROCKS her back! Vipress facelocks, clubs Velvet, Madi distracts the ref and Vipress CLAWS Velvet’s eyes! King storms in but the ref keeps her back!
Vipress shoves Velvet and Madi chokes her in the corner! Tag, and Madi smiles as she throws forearms into Velvet. Madi snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Madi drags Velvet up, tags Vipress, and they bring Velvet around to double whip. They double shoulder Velvet down, Madi hits a BOOM DROP! Vipress covers, TWO! Velvet hits back with body shots but Vipress clubs her, for a ROLLING STO! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives but Vipress drags her into a chinlock. Fans rally as Velvet endures the knee in the back. Velvet fights up, throws body shots but both women throw they other by their hair!
Fans fire up as both women are down and crawling. Hot tags to King and Madi! King rallies on Vipress and Madi with forearms and clotheslines! King blocks a clothesline and kick, Madi ducks King’s heel kick but not the boot, or the ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Madi in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, Vipress tags in, but King dodges her. Velvet gets in Vipress’ way, and King SHOTGUNS Vipress down! Tag to Velvet, King feeds Vipress to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a whip but Vipress DECKS King! Velvet SHINING WIZARDS, then hoists Vipress up top! Velvet ROCKS Vipress, then hits ICONOCLASM! Cover but Madi breaks it!
King rushes in to fire off on Madi! Vipress swings on King but into KINGDOM FALLS! Velvet adds the CHEF’S KISS! Cover, King & Velvet win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
And that’s a sweep on the week! Will Swole, Velvet and King roll together all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
JD Drake w/ Ryan Nemeth VS Baron Black!
The Hollywood Hunk set the example, and now the Blue Collar Badass is stepping in the ring! Will he prove that rough and tumble is sexy? Or will he be needing a makeover after taking on the EmpBRUH?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. JD Kicks low, CLUBS Baron, then throws forearms! JD swings a chop but Baron dodges. Baron throws a chop but JD dodges. JD headlocks, Baron powers out but JD whips Baron away. Baron blocks the hip toss, but JD blocks the counter hip toss, and back again. Baron ducks the clothesline to reel JD into a cobra twist! JD endures, Baron digs an elbow in, but JD powers out to hip toss Baron OUT of the ring! Baron crashes down, Nemeth keeps his distance and JD goes out to fetch Baron. JD whips Baron at the post but Baron stops himself! Baron CHOPS JD, but JD pops him to the apron and CLOBBERS him on the rebound!
JD goes up and in to leave Baron behind, and he wants a count out! The ref does count, Baron slowly gets up at 3, and JD counts along as it goes past 5. Baron gets in at 7, JD is after him with CHOPS and forearms! JD stomps Baron down, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, JD lets off and then he brings Baron up. Baron throws body shots, shoves JD over but JD shoves him away. JD runs in to corner splash and Belly2Belly! JD climbs up to hit a VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Baron slowly gets up but JD pushes him around. Fans rally but Baron throws body shots! JD and Baron brawl, JD CHOPS then powers up, but Baron catches him!
JD elbows free to reel Baron in, and suplexes only for Baron to slip out! Baron waistlocks, JD breaks free and shoves Baron, but Baron clotheslines! JD stays up, Baron runs and clotheslines again, but JD is still up! Baron dodges to atomic drop and EuroUpper JD, into a SNAP GERMAN! JD staggers up, Baron brings down the straps! Baron runs corner to corner to DISCUS in the corner, and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! JD survives and Baron grows frustrated. Nemeth coaches JD, Baron gets up and reels JD in. JD back drops but Baron sunset flips then shifts to get the legs! Baron wants the Cloverleaf but JD swats at him then boots him down! JD gets up, grits his teeth and CHOPS again!
JD eggs Baron on so Baron fires up and CHOPS back! JD CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, and it’s a CHOP fight! Fans fire up as they CHOP faster and faster! Baron spins to CHOP again, but then JD ducks the discus to fire off a strike fest, ROUNDHOUSE! JD runs but Baron follows but JD gets around, SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, JD wins!
Winner: JD Drake, by pinfall
Scrap Metal’s chest is bleeding from the damage done by chops alone, but he isn’t even bothered by it! Will JD be even more badass when he takes on Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship on Dynamite?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS Aaron Frye & KC Navarro!
After venting some frustrations and getting past them, Jersey’s Finest rides again! But will the tension and disappointment only return after facing Fry Daddy & The Truly Blessed?
The teams sort out and the Concrete Rose starts, but both KC and Frye rush him! Kiss goes Matrix, the Bad Boy DOUBLE LARIATS KC and Frye down, and then Kiss throws Frye out. Kiss handsprings and back kicks KC, then snapmares to run and basement dropkick! Kiss drags KC up, tags Janela in, and Jersey’s Finest double whip. Kiss drops, Janela atomic drops, and then they combine for a TOSS BOMB! Cover, TWO! Janela drags KC over and lets him tag Frye! Janela then BOOTS Frye, brings him around and suplexes for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Admittedly, Janela doing a dolphin kick in the pin was a bit cocky of him, but Janela keeps on Frye with a scoop and slam.
Tag to Kiss, Kiss hops up, and hits a splash! Tag to Janela, he goes up and drops a SPLASH! Tag to Kiss, Kiss drops another SPLASH! Tag back to Janela, and yes, it’s another SPLASH! Janela does a Fargo Strut and drops the straps. Kiss and Janela bring Frye up but KC runs in. KC till-o-whirl DDT’s Kiss! Janela pops KC up for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Frye ROCKS Janela, runs and KNEES him down! Janela goes to a corner, BOOTS then SUPERKICKS Frye down! Kiss fireman’s carries Frye for a SPLIT K O! Janela is up top, and he gives Frye #GreetingsFromAsburyPark! Cover, Jersey’s Finest wins!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
No tension, no dysfunction, no frustrations, just victory! Will Kiss & Janela finally finish that road trip to the top?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Mike Magnum!
The Sydal Brothers may have lost to All Ego and The Face of the Revolution, but that won’t crush their spirits! Will Matt and his third eye find a way forward in the Dark?
The bell rings, Matt wants Magnum to put the paint brush away. Magnum says if Matt has the third eye, then he’ll see the masterpiece Magnum paints on this canvas! Magnum then thrusts the brush at Matt but Matt dodges and KICKS Magnum’s leg! Sydal KICKS the leg more and Magnum hobbles around! Sydal fakes Magnum out with the QUESTION MARK! Then Sydal hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
And in the blink of a third eye, it’s over! But will it be that easy for him and Mike to rise up the rankings in AEW?
Matt Hardy w/ the Hardy Family Office VS Vary Morales!
Big Money Matt got a win over Alan Angels, and has started checking off members of the Dark Order from his “hit list!” At the same time, he wants after the TNT Champion! Will Vary be a tune-up as he goes after both those goals?
But speaking of Darby, he is watching from his favorite perch in Daily’s Place. The bell rings and fans rally for Vary but the HFO is of course on Hardy’s side. Hardy is pretty sure Vary knows who he is, and of course he does. But Vary and Hardy still tie up, go around, and Hardy puts Vary in the corner. Hardy then RAMS into Vary over and over, but lets off as the ref counts. Hardy ROCKS Vary, taunts him, then DECKS him! Hardy scoops Vary for SNAKE EYES, and a LARIAT! Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” and he pushes Vary around. Hardy whips Vary corner to corner but Vary dodges as Hardy runs in.
Vary dropkicks Hardy down, fires off haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Vary runs back in but is put on the apron. Vary springboards back in, Hardy dodges and Vary comes back, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Vary survives but Hardy is furious. Hardy drags Vary up but Darby looks unimpressed. Hardy underhooks Vary for the LEECH HOLD! Vary taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
Big Money Matt isn’t paid by the hour, and he puts Vary away fast! The HFO celebrates with their manager, but Hardy gets a mic to call Darby out. “Darby Allin, you have the AUDACITY to call Big Money Matt a sell-out?!” Darby’s name and image is everywhere on TNT! He’s the “Face of the Network!” DARBY’s the sell-out, not Matt! And when Matt gets the chance, he’ll show how extreme Big Money Matt still is! Did you just see how he leeched the life out of this underling? That’s what Hardy will do to Darby when he takes the TNT Championship! The truth is the truth, but is Hardy still wrong about The Relentless?
The Hybrid2 VS Bear Country!
Angelico & Jack Evans know Boulder & Bronson are headed for a clash of titans with Jurassic Express, but that won’t scare them off! Can TH2 keep from getting lost in Bear Country in the Dark? Or will they merely whet the appetite as the bears head for Dynamite?
The teams sort out, Angelico starts with Bronson and the two circle. They tie up and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico then shifts to a headlock, grinds Bronson down and wrenches to a wristlock. Bronson spins through, drops and waistlocks to slam Angelico down. Angelico moves around, Bronson holds on and they end up in the ropes. The ref counts, Bronson lets off clean and waits for Angelico. Angelico shoves Bronson, then gets around to waistlock. Bronson resists the lift, Angelico headlocks, then Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Angelico uses a cording hold, but Bronson powers out to run Angelico over!
Fans fire up with Bronson but Angelico backs off to tag in Evans. Evans talks trash to the “peasant” and calls out “the big man!” Boulder tags in but Evans shows off his power by doing a handstand push-up. Boulder and Evans tie up, and Boulder doesn’t even budge as Evans pushes! Boulder shoves Evans right out of the ring! Evans claims hair pulling but the ref knows it wasn’t that. Evans gets back in, circles with Boulder and ties up with him again. Again, Boulder doesn’t budge and he shoves Evans. Evans handsprings, runs and dropkicks but Boulder stays up. Evans dropkicks again, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Evans up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Bronson.
Bronson whips Boulder in for a BIG corner splash, then Boulder feeds Evans to Bronson’s shoulder tackle! Fans rally for Bear Country as Bronson covers, TWO! Bronson puts Evans in the corner, tags Boulder, and the bears double whip to double press SLAM! Evans flounders, Boulder brings him up and scoops him. Evans claws Boulder’s face! Hot tag to Angelico, and Angelico gets in to fire off JABS! Boulder doesn’t budge, Angelico runs but into a scoop and POWERSLAM! Boulder drags Angelico back up, tosses him to the corner and tags in Bronson. The bears mug Angelico, Bronson drags Angelico up to reel him in for a short-arm clothesline! Cover, TWO!
Bronson clamps on a chinlock but Angelico fights up. Angelico fights free, jawbreakers, and tags Evans. Evans springboards for the FLYING SCREW KICK! Evans grins as Bronson goes to the corner. Evans handsprings in but into Bronson’s arms! BEAR-SPLODER! Bronson fires up and the fans join in. Bronson drags Evans up, Evans fires off kicks and body shots, but runs into a kick! Bronson whips, but Evans dropkicks back! Evans boots, Angelico tags in, and Evans gets Bronson in the ropes! Angelico dropkicks Bronson’s legs out! Angelico stomps the knee, has a standing heel hook and Bronson endures! Angelico shifts his hold but Bronson throws haymakers!
Angelico lets go but stomps Bronson down! Bronson boots Angelico away, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS TH2 then scoop SLAMS Evans! Boulder scoop SLAMS Angelico, and TH2 end up in the corner together. Boulder runs in to SPLASH SANDWICH! Boulder fireman’s carries Angelico, Evans leaps but into Boulder’s arms! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Boulder fires up now and he tags Bronson back in. The bears combine with the Electric Chair lift, for the BEAR BOMB!! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Boulder & Bronson are rolling towards their showdown with Jurassic Express! But who will survive when these forces of nature collide on Dynamite?
At an hour and 16, this was a manageable episode of Dark, with a lot of short matches that were still good matches. I do like that we’re getting story progress here, such as with the new group of Nemeth, JD and Bononi, and another great new music video from Max Caster. I also like that Starks and Cage were still being passive aggressive with each other, that is good story for Team Taz there. We got good tune-ups for Jurassic Express and Bear Country going into their match on Dynamite, but I would feel like Jurassic Express wins because they’ve been the hot hand for some time.
My Score: 8.1/10
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