Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/9/20)
Is Dynamite going to explode again?
AEW has a stacked episode ready to blow!
We have a NEW AEW World Champion, but who is really happy about it? Will Kenny Omega face the consequences of conspiring with Don Callis? Plus, the Inner Circle will answer its own ultimatum! Will they stay together or fall apart?
- The Young Bucks VS The Hybrid2; The Young Bucks win.
- FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Varsity Blondes; FTR wins.
- Dustin Rhodes VS The Dark Order’s Number 10; Dustin wins.
- Lance Archer & The Lucha Brothers w/ Jake Roberts VS The Fam; The Fam wins.
- Abadon VS Tesha Price; Abadon wins.
- Dynamite Diamond Ring Match: MJF w/ Wardlow VS Orange Cassidy; MJF wins and retains the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Young Bucks VS The Hybrid2!
Though this is a non-title showdown, Matt & Nick Jackson have promised that if Jack Evans & Angelico win, they will have a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in the future! Will the last of the true hybrids prove they’ve been worthy all along?
But as the Bucks stand on the corners to pose for the fans, TH2 attacks from behind! Angelico is after Nick and Evans is after Matt as the bell rings! Nick hits back and so does Matt, and then Matt bumps Evans off buckles! The Bucks whip Angelico, double elbow him down then then grab Evans to double suplex him onto Angelico! Double dropkicks send Evans and Angelico out and fans fire up! Matt and Nick then aim at TH2 but they get clear of the double planchas to then YANK the Bucks down! Fans boo but Angelico whips Nick and Evans whips Matt, only for the Bucks to dosido and DOUBLE SPEAR TH2! Fans fire up with the Bucks as they stand tall!
Matt and Nick put TH2 together and Matt WRECKS them with a dropkick! Matt skins the cat to hold the ropes for Nick to FLY! Direct hit and TH2 is down again! Fans fire up more as Matt puts Evans in. Matt drags Evans up, tags Nick, and the Bucks double whip Evans, but Evans slips through the double back drop and under the double clothesline to QUEBRADA! The Bucks get clear and Evans handsprings to then come back into a double hip toss, and double dropkick! Fans fire up but Angelico tags in to throw Matt out! Angelico throws hands on Nick, then wrenches to a knuckle lock. Nick CHOPS, and goes “LUCHA LIBRE~!” to arm-drag Angelico!
Nick keeps moving, springboard arm-drags then drop toeholds! Tag to Matt and he slingshots to drop legs! Matt then handspring headscissors to hold Evans in place for Nick’s dropkick! Fans have not stopped cheering as Matt bumps Angelico off buckles. Matt runs corner to corner but Angelico boots him away! Nick runs in but gets tossed out! Matt returns but Angelico pops him up! Nick anchors Angelico’s feet but Evans tags in, to then climb up and MOONSAULT off Matt’s back! Down goes Nick, and Angelico shifts positions to lift Matt. Evans is back up, DUMDUM STOMP BACK SUPLEX! ASSISTED 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Fans boo Evans as he stomps Matt down and paces. Angelico gets back in, ASSISTED 450- SUPERKICK! Nick takes Evans out but Angelico ROUNDHOUSES Nick but Matt SUPERKICKS Angelico! All four men are down and fans are loving this! Matt and Evans are alone in the ring but crawling. Evans anchors Matt, Matt hobbles up and rolls to kick Evans away! Hot tags to Angelico and Nick! Nick dodges Angelico to unleash his killer kick combo, ROUNDHOUSE to Evans, SOBAT to Angelico, SCREW KICK to Evans! But Angelico knows the Shining Wizard is next and he ducks it to back suplex Nick. Nick lands on his feet to SHINING WIZARD after all! BULLDOG CLOTHESLINE COMBO!
Fans fire up with Nick all over again as he drags Evans up. Nick whips but Evans reverses, and Evans runs in only to be put on the top rope. Angelico returns but Nick ROCKS Angelico! Knuckle lock and CHOP, then “LUCHA LIBRE~” STEINER for Evans! Angelico throws Nick to the ramp but Nick shoulder sin and slingshots, FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives and fans are thunderous! Nick calls for the Superkick Party and he aims. Evans grabs Nick’s hair, but Nick boots Angelico away and elbows Evans. Matt runs in to sunset flip but Evans holds onto ropes desperately! Angelico hurries over but into Nick’s SUPERKICK!
Nick DECKS Evans and that adds to Matt’s POWERBOMB, into the Acclaimed! Max Caster and Anthony Bowens were in the ringside wrestler audience and get wiped out! Nick has Angelico in a corner and runs in, SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI, ELBOW, snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Matt tags in, he drags Angelico around and fans fire up! RISKY BUSINESS! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives that onslaught and “This is Awesome!” Matt brings Angelico up to ROCK him with a right! Matt whips, Evans tags in and Angelico baits Matt in, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER, to the LIFTING COMPLETE SHOT! Angelico DECKS Nick, Evans SPRINGBOARD 450’s! Cover, TWO!!
Fans rally up and Evans tags Angelico back in. Angelico drags Matt up, says this is over, and he reels Matt into a Canadian rack, then crucifix lift, but Matt RANAS and Angelico gets Nick’s kick! Matt drags Angelico to a roll up, Evans breaks it! Evans drags Matt up to throw out to the ramp but Nick gets in. Evans boots Nick away and ends up on the ramp, but Matt Electric Chair lifts him! Nick goes up and up, DOOMSDAY DEVICE to the ramp! The Bucks regroup and aim at Angelico, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!?! Angelico still lives?! But the Bucks call for the next one, and give us More BANG For Your KNEES!
Matt misses the moonsault, too, and his bad leg jams! Evans hops up to POISON-RANA!! Evans sees Nick outside, APRON 450!! Angelico has the bad leg, and DRAGON SCREWS it! Then he has the leg, NAVARRO DEATH ROLL!! Into the Navarro Special #14! Evans is on the defense as Matt endures! Matt drags himself to ropes but Angelico drags him away! Nick returns, DECKS Evans then hops up top, to SWANTON BOMB onto Angelico! Matt is free but the damage was done! Matt slowly stands and brings Angelico up, and Nick takes aim. Evans trips Nick then dumps Matt out! Evans builds speed and handsprings to SASUKE, into Matt’s arms! Nick goes in, slingshots out, SUPER MELTZER DRIVER!!
Evans might be on his way to Heaven as the Bucks leave him for dead! Angelico shoves Matt into Nick and O’Conner Rolls! TWO, into an ENZIGURI! Matt rolls Angelico, the Bucks aim, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Tag to Nick, the Bucks sit Angelico up, B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, The Bucks win!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall
The Hybrid2 gave the champs a hell of a fight, but this is why Matt and Nick have the belts! But The Acclaimed are fired up from that bomb earlier and they hop the railing! But SoCal Uncensored intercepts them! Caster and Bowens back off, will they have to get past the Addiction before getting at the Bucks?
“This pinkie is bare. And I’m not a fan of that. Y’know what else I’m not a fan of? Somebody making a mockery of this sport when the bell rings by sticking their hands in their pockets and kicking people in slow motion.” Luckily for MJF, he gets to upset the “not so smart marks” when he BASHES Orange Cassidy’s brains in and retain the Dynamite Diamond Ring! He promises to beat Cassidy down and enjoy every single second of it! “Because I’m better than you, and you know it.” But will Maxwell Jacob Friedman get the ring back? Or will he have to kiss it good-bye?
Darby Allin has a new video for AEW.
The Face of TNT sits down with a therapist, who has a series of images here. It’s a Rorschach test to see what Darby associates the images with. First blot, “A wolf in sheep’s clothing.” AKA Team Taz’s Ricky Starks. Second, “A snake in the grass,” AKA Will Hobbs betraying him. And thirdly, “A puppet,” AKA Brian Cage. But he also sees a #1 contender. He sees the man who, ever since his AEW debut, has tried to end Darby’s career. This might be months in the making, but it’s more like 27 years. Darby’s dealt with this his whole life. Cage has beaten Darby, but he was never alone. So Darby’s going to give him the chance to do so. Darby tells Cage they’ll face off for the TNT Championship.
But what about the last blot? Darby just smiles and laughs. We’ve all seen that shape before. Will Darby be able to put into words what he feels about that iconic paint next time?
Cody Rhodes heads to the ring!
The American Nightmare and Arn Anderson are both here, ready to address everything that happened last week, after the break!
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone joins Arn and Cody in the ring to talk about what has the wrestling world buzzing! Team Taz was having its way with Cody and Darby, but then STING appeared! But before Cody can speak, the lights go down, and the crow is back! As is the snowfall! Because once again, STING is here! He was already set for an appearance and an interview with Schiavone, but it seems he isn’t waiting! Arn stares The Icon down as fans chant for “STING! STING!” Arn has the mic to say, “Sorry, I just had to get a little closer to make sure this was real.” Sting surely has an agenda, and Arn knows Cody does, too. For now, Arn will step aside. Schiavone says he’ll also move aside, and gives Sting the mic.
Sting wants Schiavone to wait. Bring it in for a hug! How long has it been? Sting tells Schiavone kudos for helping him out with that iconic, “IT’S STING!!” Fans loved that moment, so could he give us one more? Just one? Well alright. “IT’S STIIIIIING!” Thank you, Tony! “This is Awesome!” String chants that, too, then Cody says, “Welcome back.” Cody starts by asking, or maybe even thanking him, for that assist last week. But Cody just gets to the point. He has been waiting to share a ring with Sting for a very, very long time. Sting says he’s not here for Cody. Not now, anyway. There is something that makes Sting feel at home here. Something really, really familiar about AEW. He’s pointing to Darby sitting up in the nosebleeds!
Fans chant for Darby and he leans in. Sting sees the “animals” are the same, but also different. The bottom line, though, he’s in a jungle! And “The Stinger” has come full circle. He’s back in the jungle and back on TNT! Cody continues with, “Like I said sir, welcome back.” Sting knows Cody knows everything that goes on here, but he knows Sting and what Sting says. “The only thing for sure about Sting is nothing’s for sure. Except this: I am signed officially with AEW. And I plan on being close to the AEW wrestling fans and in this promotion for a long time.” But the way Sting chooses to play the game is his business. He pats Cody on the back, brings him in, and says, “See you around, kid.” There were subtle messages in how both Cody and Sting addressed each other. But who will make their side much more clear as things move ahead?
Team Taz speaks.
Taz stands with Hobbs, Cage, Starks and now his own son, Hook, as he mockingly applauds the “special moment” we just had. The big man, String, and then Cody and the TNT Champion, Darby, in the rafters. How about their special moment when Cage and Hobs and Starks were “beating the holy high hell out of Darby and Cody?” Then Tony Khan had to go and sign Sting, just to save the two golden boys. Starks says speaking of, look! The forearm star student is now training with Team Taz at the dojo! Taz says it’s real simple: “My men are always ready to beat somebody’s ass!” #WhoBetta?
FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Varsity Blondes!
Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood may not be tag team champions anymore, but they will not forfeit that they are the best team in the world! Will they show Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. that you must still #FearTheRevelation?
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Bulletproof BPJ. They circle, fans are riled up and BPJ ties up with Cash. BPJ waistlocks, Cash switches and slams him down! And then slams him down again! Cash pulls on the mullet then knocks BPJ down. Cash throws EuroUppers and then tags in Dax. FTR mug BPJ and then Dax bumps BPJ off buckles. Dax CHOPS BPJ, whips him, and elbows him down! Dax keeps BPJ from Griff to snap suplex! Fans are fired up more as Dax drags BPJ up. Dax throws more EuroUppers, then tags in Cash. FTR double whip but BPJ goes up and crossbodies them both down! BPJ SUPERKICKS Dax, dropkicks Cash, then wrenches Cash to tag Griff.
The Varsity Blondes go after Cash’s arm, Griff gets an elbow breaker. Tag to BPJ, they whip Cash, kick low and swinging neckbreaker, to then drop a leg, brother! Cover, ONE!! BPJ keeps his eyes on Tully and Dax before he CHOPS Cash! BPJ wrenches, whips Cash but Cash reverses. BPJ goes up and leaps, but Cash dodges this time! Tag to Dax and FTR double suplex to hang BPJ out to dry! BPJ sputters but Dax stomps BPJ’s hand! And then the other hand! Dax fish hooks and elbows BPJ as AEW goes picture in picture.
Dax looms over BPJ, drags him up and back suplexes him high and hard! Dax drops a leg, an elbow, and a headbutt! Cover, TWO! Dax is annoyed but he drags BPJ up by his mullet to shove and catch into a cobra twist! Cash wants to sneak a hand in for leverage but the ref is keeping a close eye on him. BPJ endures, Dax grabs the ropes, then clubs BPJ in the ribs. BPJ is free of the hold but Dax whips him. BPJ kicks back! BPJ and Dax crawl, but Cash tags in first to CLOBBER BPJ, then sucker punch Griff! Griff gets in and chases Cash out, but Dax scoops BPJ. The ref stops Griff, Cash hurries to the corner and hops up, ELBOW DROP BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! BPJ survives and FTR is annoyed.
Cash body scissors BPJ and squeezes tight to keep him down. Cash also has the chinlock but BPJ endures to get the ropebreak! Cash lets go, EuroUppers BPJ into the corner, then CHOPS him! BPJ hits back with haymakers but Cash hits back! BPJ CHOPS Cash, elbows Dax then CHOPS Cash again! Dax ducks and tags in, they whip BPJ to CLOBBER him! BPJ lands rough on his neck but Dax puts him through ropes to KICK and CHOP and kick and CHOP! AEW returns to single picture as the ref backs Dax off, but Cash gets his cheap shots in! Dax drags BPJ out and reels him in to POWERBOMB! FTR soaks up the heat as Dax kicks BPJ out of the ring.
Cash tags in, takes his time fetching BPJ, and Dax distracts the ref so TULLY can SLAP BPJ! Fans boo as Cash goes to bump BPJ. BPJ blocks to bump Cash off the apron! Dax comes around but BPJ ROCKS him with a right! BPJ hurries up to the apron, springboards, and TACKLES Cash down! Cash hurries to tag Dax, BPJ tags in Griff! The Ivy League MVP rallies on FTR with clotheslines and BOOTS! Griff spins Cash to ROLLING ELBOW! Fans fire up with Griff and he runs corner to corner to SPLASH Dax! Griff whips Dax at Cash, then runs into SPLASH them both! And DOUBLE SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives but Griff grits his teeth!
Griff drags Dax up, suplexes, but Dax slips out to shove Griff. BPJ tags in as Griff tumbles out, then shoulders into Dax. Dax gets clear of the springboard to kick and suplexes, for a BRAIN BUSTER! Dax brings BPJ over, tags Cash, and FTR whips for the GOODNIGHT EXPRESS! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
FTR beats BPJ and Griff, but they see Jurassic Express at ringside. Will Cash and Dax finally face Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus for that #BrushofGreatness they never got?
Alex Marvez interviews Hangman Page.
Naturally there at one of the bars within Daily’s Place. Next week, he is scheduled for a Six Man Tag against Private Party and Matt Hardy, stemming from how Hardy eliminated Hangman in the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal. But, Hangman’s tag team partners aren’t listed. Who is he going to get? Funny he should ask. Because from behind the bar, Alex Reynolds and John Silver stand up and say, “Howdy, cowboy!” They and their Woody from Toy Story hats heard Hangman was looking for some partners. How long were they waiting back there for this moment? Seven days. Well okay. But no, he wasn’t going to choose them. Sorry.
But Reynolds counters with, “Who else is it going to be?” Okay, okay, fine. But this is one match! Hangman gets it, Reynolds and Silver are funny guys, they’re recruiters, but he is NOT going to #JoinDarkOrder. He doesn’t have to! One and done is all they need! YEEHAW~! Well there it is! The Cowboy rides with the Beaver Boys to take on #HardyParty! Will Hangman and the boys be drinking to celebrate or forget next week?
Dustin Rhodes VS The Dark Order’s Number 10!
Speaking of the Dark Order, The Natural wants to rip them apart on behalf of the Nightmare Family! But first, he’ll go against #Pres10Vance. Will Dustin climb his way up the ranks until he’s facing The Exalted One?
AEW returns as Dustin makes his entrance with Big Shotty by his side! The bell rings, Vance and Dustin circle, tie up, and go around. Vance shoves Dustin away and Dustin gets to a corner. Dustin dodges Vance and throws big hands! Dustin ROCKS Vance, ROCKS him again, then throws him out! Vance staggers, Dustin pursues and bumps Vance off railing! But Vance FLAPJACKS Dustin off the apron! Vance throws Dustin back in, follows and KICKS Dustin in the side! Dustin staggers up, Vance whips and SPINEBUSTERS! Vance poses and soaks up the heat from the fans, but Lee Johnson gets fans rallying for Dustin.
Vance sees Dustin go to the apron and builds speed to BOOT him off! Dustin hits the floor hard, then Vance slowly goes out to move around the corner. Johnson says back and Dustin gets back in, and Aaron Solow swipes at Vance? Vance BOOTS Solow for it! Vance goes after Dustin but Dustin ROCKS him with uppercut after uppercut! Dustin runs and rallies with clotheslines! Dustin digs Vance’s head into ropes, throws another haymaker, then bites at the mask! Vance swings back, but into the BULLDOG! Cover, Dustin wins!!
Winner: Dustin Rhodes, by pinfall
That was a fast on! But Evil Uno and the rest of the Dark Order storm back out! Uno wants Dustin to calm down, they’re not here to fight. Uno can’t change the past, but he can improve the future. Dustin’s legacy is five DECADES long. “The wonderful Dustin Rhodes” has a name that comes with pressure. Dustin is just the third most important Rhodes in AEW. But the Dark Order can help him! Will Dustin take his rightful place as Number 7 of the Dark Order? Fans say no, but Dustin looks at his own hand. Dustin raises his hand, to SLAP Uno!
Johnson backs Dustin up but Uno has the Dark Order stand down. When Dustin sees the light and understands what they understand, Dustin will come begging. Dustin’s had his experience being a seven, will he refuse to #JoinDarkOrder for that reason alone?
Tony Schiavone sits down with Brandi Rhodes, and Shaquille O’Neil!
Schiavone is proud to sit with AEW’s Chief Branding Officer, and the four-time NBA world champion, 15-time NBA All Star, one of the star cohosts of Inside the NBA, a member of the Papa John’s board of directors, and the star of TNT’s Shaq Life. Wow, all that butter on Shaq’s toast, but only the one thing for her? Brandi says that’s fine. Schiavone says it’s great to have Shaq here because he knows Shaq has something to say to AEW. Yes, he was watching “the lovely Jade” and her interaction with Cody, and Shaq goes back a long way with her. He wants to see her do big things, but did not like what Jade did to Brandi’s arm.
Brandi didn’t like it, either. Her arm is injured right now. Brandi says she didn’t deserve that, either. Jade is the one who came into Brandi’s house, came at Brandi’s people, and so what Brandi did was the natural response. If Jade does something like that again, Brandi will get in her face again. But Brandi hopes that this can stop and no one else will get hurt. So can this be settled between Brandi and Jade on Dynamite? Shaq would like to see that. Not to interrupt, but yes, that’d be good.
Also, Shaq says that little thing with him and Cody on Twitter was all in good fun. No disrespect to the wrestlers, they’re some of the best athletes in the world. Shaq loves Cody, loves Dustin, loves Dusty, big fan of them all. But Brandi VS Jade, can’t wait! Then that’s that, and Brandi shakes hands with Shaq before heading out. Shaq suggests that while her arm is in a sling, Brandi should watch Jade out there, “get some pointers from her.” Brandi asks if that’s a joke, too. No, Shaq was serious there. Oh, so he’s gonna disrespect her on her way out? Is this a pattern of behavior? Brandi is sick and tired of this! She DRENCHES Shaq with the cup of water she had! Shaq is just an overgrown a-hole! Brandi storms off, but has her own short temper only awoken a sleeping giant?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Despite the “great” time they had in Las Vegas, the tensions within the group did not smooth over. Chris Jericho told everyone that they had to decide to work together as all seven, or split apart now and forever! So now, Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Ortiz, MJF and Wardlow are here to see where they all stand. Fans sing Judas for Jericho, which he very much enjoys. Jericho says this is a very serious night here. This could be the last time they’re all together in AEW. And as he said last week, they must decide if they are to become the most powerful faction in wrestling history, or disband forever.
The crap that’s been going on is not what Jericho wanted when he put the group together, or when he brought in MJF and Wardlow. They were pushing and shoving “like a bunch of little petulant punks” and it was embarrassing! Jericho vows it will never happen again. Sammy doesn’t like MJF, Wardlow doesn’t like Hager, and Ortiz is just sick of it all! Santana couldn’t even be here, he’s so angry! So now, do they move forward as a unit? Or do they end it all? The time for airing grievances begins now.
MJF takes the lead on this, and fans boo. “Before I continue speaking, I just want you guys to understand. I love each and every single one of you like brothers. Ortiz, you’re my ese, bro!” MJF loves them all! But he is starting to understand what’s going on. MJF might be the issue here. He’s no idiot. He sees the social media posts. People think MJF wants to break up the group, or even take it over! Maybe the others believe that. But MJF makes it clear that he chose to be part of the greatest faction in all of wrestling! Moreover, MJF wanted to create unbreakable bonds in a band of brothers. That’s why it killed MJF that Sammy betrayed-
SHUT UP, MJF! SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Sammy says MJF IS the problem, he is so sick of this! Screw MJF! Jericho says he told MJF this months ago. The Inner Circle actually watches Dynamite. They saw what MJF did! MJF had the towel, thought about throwing it, and Jericho saw it on camera! MJF wants “Christopher” to understand that was all a misunderstanding. MJF was sweaty, he was going to wipe his brow. Ortiz says timeout. Santana helped him realize something. MJF and Wardlow are jackasses. Great talents, beneficial to the group, but as humans? Debatable. Wardlow is great, never change. But MJF? Ugh. “You’re growing on me like a fungus.”
Even so, Ortiz wants Sammy to shake MJF’s hand. Sammy is reluctant but Ortiz says he gets it. Jericho chose MJF, the others didn’t. But in life, you don’t get to choose the hand you’re dealt. And like it or not, together, they are the winning hand. Sammy, be the better man here. You are better than him, and you know it. Whoa, now, Ortiz! MJF will let the copying of his catchphrase slide, if it means Sammy will shake his hand. Sammy paces, fans chant “Shake His Hand!” Sammy says he will, because he trusts Jericho. Jericho brought Sammy to AEW and the Inner Circle. But if one more thing, and he means one more thing, Sammy is warning MJF and Jericho, that Sammy will QUIT the team.
Jericho takes off his sunglasses to show Sammy he’s serious when he says, “Okay.” Sammy wants Jericho to know he’s serious. Sammy shakes MJF’s hand! Jericho pats them both on the shoulder and says this is huge. Jericho appreciates what everyone has said, and hopes this means the Inner Circle is all on the same page. Right? Hager has a question, though. Why does Wardlow keep staring at him? WHAT? Staring at Hager? Hager’s the one staring at Wardlow! It creeps him out! Well Wardlow creeps Hager out! Jericho wants them to calm down and says he has an idea. How about they all agree to stop staring? Hager says he could stop staring whenever he wants. Wardlow says so could he. Okay, then.
The Inner Circle has agreed they will continue to grow, build and dominate like they all know they can. So therefore, they also agree to a future. A bright future. MJF speaks up and says the future is going to be the main event tonight where he beats the “ever-loving crap” out of Cassidy, the man who beat MJF’s friend, Chris Jericho, twice! Not an easy thing to do, actually. Jericho has MJF stop, because he’s ruining the moment. Right, sorry. So then, it is agreed! Put it in. Middle fingers from all, Ortiz putting up a second on behalf of Santana, and the Inner Circle is FOR LIFE!
Alex Marvez interviews FTR and Tully Blanchard.
A big match and a big win for them, their first match back since that classic at Full Gear. Cash says he is fully responsible for losing those tag titles because he let emotions get the best of him and tried to beat the Bucks at their own games. Tully says Cash can’t take that on himself. Tully was not there. One member of the team was not there. FTR is not like the others. These three are invincible when they’re together! The other teams and other groups in AEW, you’ve got people jumping off the top rope in battle royals, what kind of crazy stuff is that? Jungle Boy’s stupid.
But Dax says as far as the tag titles go, you can slap a badass bumper stick on a Dodge Stratus, but that doesn’t make it an ’82 Ford Bronco. FTR are the Ford Broncos of AEW, they are the baddest and the best on the planet! Their goal is the titles! #FearTheRevelation!
Lance Archer & The Lucha Brothers w/ Jake Roberts VS The Fam!
The Murderhawk Monster has had about enough of The Mad King, Eddie Kingston, going on and on about not really losing the contender’s battle royal, or about not tapping out to Jon Moxley in a title match. Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix are tired of Kingston, the Butcher and the Blade pitting brother against brother. Will there be #CeroMiedo when #EverybodyDies?
AEW is picture in picture as The Fam pace around waiting. The Lucha Bros make their entrance first, bringing the fire and pyro. But Penta and Fenix wait at the ramp until Archer and Jake make their entrance, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and now Archer arrives! Archer has the brothers move aside so he can FLY into the ring! He bowls the whole Fam over! And a brawl is on! Archer chases Kingston out while Fenix CHOPS Blade and Penta beats down Butcher! Butcher kicks back, slaps Penta and Blade CHOPS Fenix! Fenix hits back and gets Blade down for a basement enziguri! Blade WHALLOPS Penta right against the railing in front of the wrestlers watching ringside! Butcher puts Penta in the ring, Fenix mugs Blade against wall, and Butcher hits back. Archer slugs away on Kingston against railing! Butcher suplexes and SLAMS Penta through the timekeeper’s table! Bunny laughs at his pain but Fenix hurries over!
Archer puts Kingston in the ring and the bell finally gets this on record! Archer grinds Kingston’s head into buckles and leans all his weight on him! Fans are still losing their minds over what happened with Penta, and the medics have to help him up. Archer tags Fenix, Fenix CHOPS Kingston and then runs, but Butcher tags in to CLOBBER Fenix! Butcher sucker punches Archer down! Kingston laughs at Penta while Blade tags in. Butcher and Blade double headbutt Fenix down, then Blade looms over him. Blade drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Blade shoves Fenix down, tags in Kingston, and they dig boots into Fenix.
Kingston drags Fenix up, scoops and slams him, then has Archer watch as he drops an elbow. Kingston mockingly puts up his dukes, then drags Fenix away. Fenix throws body shots but Kingston clubs Fenix down! Kingston digs his fingers into Fenix’s eyes! Kingston CHOPS Fenix, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Blade. They stomp away and dig a knee into Fenix’s head! The ref counts, Blade lets up and then drags Fenix to ropes. The ref backs Blade off, Allie gets her cheap shots in! And Butcher, too! Blade tags Kingston, Kingston mocks the rallying claps, then he drags Fenix up to scoop. Fenix fights off the back suplex to handspring and CUTTER!
Fans fire up as Fenix and Kingston are both down! Kingston sits up in a daze, figures out where he is in the ring, and heads over. Hot tags to Blade and Archer! Archer KNEES and full nelson SLAMS Blade! Butcher gets in and the big boys throw big hands! Archer puts Butcher in a corner then runs in to elbow! He runs corner to corner to hit Blade, then back to Butcher, then back to Blade! Bunny Allie freaks out, but Butcher dodges, only for Archer to boot him and boot Blade! Archer goes up and CROSSBODIES them both! AEW goes picture in picture as they all topple over!
Archer fires up and drags Blade up. Archer throws big hands, then knuckle locks Blade to bring him to a corner. Archer climbs up, goes Old School but Bunny distracts so Kingston can trip him up! Archer tumbles, Blade chop blocks him! Blade rolls Archer around and tags Kingston in for stomps! Kingston says up yours to everyone, then he grinds Archer down with a facelock. Archer fights up, throws body shots, but Kingston KICKS a leg out! Kingston throws hands on Archer at the ropes but Archer just gets pissed! Archer SWATS Kingston and both men go down! Kingston grabs a leg, anchors Archer and reaches to his corner, but Archer reaches for his! Blade gets in to DECK Fenix!
Butcher tags in, he and Kingston mug Archer and focus on the leg. Butcher uses the leg to reel Archer in for a leg DDT! Archer clutches the knee, Allie mocks his pain, and Butcher drags Archer around to drop a leg on the leg! And another! Tag to Blade, they choke Archer on ropes but let off at the ref’s count. Blade drags Archer around to have the foot. Blade steps through but Archer cradles, TWO!! Blade kicks the bad leg as AEW returns to single picture. Jake swipes Blade’s legs, Archer GERMAN SUPLEXES! Both men are down and fans fire up! Archer crawls, hot tag to Fenix!
Fenix springboards to crossbody Blade! Fenix sees Butcher coming and CHOPS, then he BOOTS Kingston! Fenix waistlocks and ROUNDHOUSES Butcher, then he goes up an dup and around to add Kingston to the HEADSCISSOR ARM-DRAG COMBO! Fans fire up as Fenix DIVES and takes out Kingston! Allie can’t believe that somersault tope! Fenix is back up and leaves Kingston behind to springboard! Blade ducks under, kicks low and Butcher is there, suplex to POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, The Fam wins!!
Winners: The Fam, by pinfall
Kingston tells Fenix that’s what he gets! Of course, things were very different after Penta was taken away, so it was more a Handicap match. But Archer comes back for more! He CLOBBERS Butcher, and tells Kingston this isn’t done! Blade CLUBS Archer but Archer just ROCKS Blade, to then Choke SUPLEX! And a corner back elbow! Archer puts Blade up top, lifts him up, but Butcher saves Blade! The Fam regroups and retreats, but the Murderhawk Monster’s wrath has not been satiated! Will he finally get after Kingston 1v1 soon enough?
The Vicious Vixens and Jade Cargill attack Red Velvet!
But unlike last time, Nyla isn’t just security for jade! Nyla KNEES Velvet against railing, then has Jade hold her up! Serena Deeb and Big Swole rush in to stop this, but then Ivelisse and Diamante want in!? There’s chaos in the AEW Women’s Division, but the bottom line is that Vickie Guerrero might have herself another unstoppable force in her stable! Will Brandi do something about this madness?
Abadon VS Tesha Price!
Speaking of madness, there’s a lot to be said about the creeping, crawling Living Dead Girl. Is it an act to get into the heads of her opponents? Or is Abadon really this horrifying?
The bell rings and Price rushes in but Abadon CLOBBERS her! And RAMS her into the corner and fires off furious fists! Abadon TOSSES Price, then lurks up to her. Price backs away to a corner, fires off forearms out of fear, but Abadon doesn’t flinch! Abadon puts Price in the corner again and fires off forearms of her own! Abadon then drags Price out to STO her down! Abadon drags Price back up, Gory Especial, to the WIDOW’S PEAK! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
And she doesn’t stop! She thrashes Price, rains down fists, and then dribbles Price! But here comes Hikaru Shida! The AEW Women’s Champion wants to prove to everyone she is NOT afraid, and she storms right to the ring! Shida SMACKS Abadon right in the head with her kendo stick! Shida gets Price from the ring, but Abadon sits up like a certain Deadman. Price bails and Shida gets to the stage, but will Abadon simply haunt their dreams until the next time they meet?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle originals.
The Inner Circle agreed to stick together, but does that mean they’re on the same page? Yes, absolutely! Did you not see that showing of solidarity? Even Sammy agreed! That is why they will all join MJF and Wardlow ringside in the main event! They want to make sure MJF beats that SOB, Orange Cassidy, and retains the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Tonight, the Inner Circle wins for sure, and that is a guarantee!
AEW returns with Tony Schiavone waiting in the ring.
This time is for Kenny Omega to finally address what he did last week in the AEW World Championship match, along with what he’s done in the seven days since. And as Omega promised on social media, he is arriving at Daily’s Place in a helicopter! Omega flew in from Nashville, Tennessee, and he’s got Impact Wrestling’s Don Callis with him. These two have big grins as they head in and Omega tells Marvez it’s fine, it’s really cool. If Marvez wants to hear from Omega, just watch this next segment.
“Please put your hands together loudly and welcome the first wrestler to hold both the AEW World and Tag Team titles, the first wrestler to hold two different AEW championships, the first AEW wrestler to pin Jon Moxley. He has now held seventeen different singles championships. He is on a 12 match singles winning streak. He is undefeated in sanctioned AEW singles competition over the past 466 days. He is the first contracted AEW wrestler to appear on Impact Wrestling, and took the scenic route from there to here, flying over NORTH CAROLINA! He is THE NEW All Elite Wrestling Woooorld Champion… KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEEEGAAAAAAA!”
There are more than just two Sweepettes! Omega walks onto stage and has Callis just behind him. They go to the ring as pyro flies and fans are divided. Schiavone welcomes them and says there are some questions for the “champ.” First off, what happened to the Gentlemen’s Agreement with Moxley? Second, what is his relationship with Callis here? And Schiavone adds that he’s been in wrestling a long time. Since 1983! And he’s never been more disgusted than he was last week! Callis asks if Schiavone’s upset. Well if so, then he’s like everyone else! The fans are upset, Schiavone is upset, Khan is upset! But why? He invited Callis! He took Callis in and treated him as a guest, and then feels screwed. “Welcome to the wrestling business, kid!”
Callis obviously takes over the interview by telling Omega, “It’s the biggest screwjob since Montreal!” But Callis as there then, and at #WinterIsComing, the stakes were much higher. And speaking of Winter, hell froze over because Omega was on Impact last night! All the paradigms are being shifted, but how did these two cook this up? Did it take weeks of planning? NOPE! YEARS! They’ve known each other since Omega was 10 years old, and Callis has watched Omega become a world-class athlete. Callis saw Omega become the best wrestler in the world! Callis was the invisible hand watching and guiding and protecting him!
Three years ago, Callis and Omega changed the course of wrestling! Jericho VS Omega, Tokyo Dome, the match even Khan said helped create AEW! So you should credit Omega and Callis for creating AEW! They gave birth to it! So for JR to say they stole the title, Callis counters by saying you cannot steal what you create! Callis says we wanted the Best Bout Machine, the Seven Star Omega, you got it! So without further ado, your AEW World Champion, Kenny “Bah Gawd” Omega!
Omega takes the mic and says we always appreciate the family-friendly environment Callis creates. Omega wasn’t at AEW’s birth, crawling up to Khan with hands up, begging he help his friends and family! “Please, give them a payday!” NO! Omega waited. He bided his time. He and Callis waited over a year with this plan. Nepotism is a wonderful thing. And more than anyone else in the company, Omega has pulled it off successfully. You can talk about accolades, awards, stars, trophies, plaques, banners, buttons! All compare in comparison to what Omega has right now. This is the most prestigious prize in all of pro-wrestling!
What Omega pulled off with Mr. Callis was not just a seven star classic, it was a performance of a lifetime! Like fine art! Inspirational! And all of you watching it all unfold fell for it, “hook, line, and sinker!” And whether you say you did or not, Omega doesn’t care! Khan? Jerry Lin? Who cares! But they just needed Moxley to fall for it! Look what Moxley did to Omega! The black eye is real! But Moxley doesn’t have the brains! That’s where Callis comes in. That is why Moxley fell for it! Sure, Omega used a microphone bop, but nobody kicks out of a One Winged Angel! NOBODY! And if Moxley thought last week was a surprise, if fans thought Tuesday was a big surprise, they’re just getting started! There is so much coming!
But Callis says Omega can’t tell the fans that yet, they can’t handle what’s coming! But to put it this way, “Some people make matches. Other people make money. Kenny Omega makes HISTORY!” So they’ll give fans something they’ve been waiting over a year for! Wanna do the thing? Oh yes, do the thing! Well alright! Omega’s a little nervous! “Without any further ado, I must bid you adieu!” So if you know it, say it with him now! “Good-bye, MWAH! And good, night, BANG!!” The Cleaner is back and badder than ever! What do he and Callis have in store for the wrestling world?
AEW has matches made for next week!
The go-home to the holidays is going to be big! On top of the Six Man of Hangman, Reynolds and Silver VS #HardyParty, there will also be Cody Rhodes VS Angelico, The Acclaimed VS SCU, Ivelisse & Diamante VS Big Swole & Serena Deeb!
AEW also has big holiday shows prepared!
On December 23rd, immediately following NBA on TNT, will be a Dynamite Holiday Bash! And then, on December 30th and January 6th, it will be the New Year’s SMASH two-part event! On 12/30, Jericho will be special commentator! And on 1/6/21, to ring in the new year, it’s SNOOP DOGG! Will it truly be a Happy New Year with AEW?
Dynamite Diamond Ring Match: MJF w/ The Inner Circle VS Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends!
The battle royal didn’t go how the Salt of the Earth claims he meant it to, but the Inner Circle will do their best to be an insurance policy on getting that $50,000 ring back! But will Freshly Squeezed prove that he just has the Inner Circle’s number with another win tonight?
AEW returns as Cassidy makes his entrance with Chuck Taylor and Trent with him. The bell rings and MJF rushes Cassidy before he can get his jacket off! MJF stomps Cassidy, grabs his sunglasses and breaks them! MJF drags Cassidy up to suplex and cover, ONE! MJF drags Cassidy up and suplexes him again, then covers, ONE! Another cover, ONE! MJF is annoyed, Cassidy throws his shirt at MJF, but MJF catches it to CHOKE him with it! The ref reprimands and MJF lets go, then drags Cassidy up. MJF suplexes again, but Cassidy STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRES! MJF flounders, Cassidy puts his armband on, and Cassidy runs over to grab MJF at ropes!
MJF drags Cassidy out to the apron with him, Cassidy kicks back, then runs side to side, but MJF dodges! The Orange Punch hits post! MJF goes out, drags Cassidy up and tucks Cassidy’s hands into his pockets to then APRON POWERBOMB! Trent and Chuck are there and MJF dares them to do something before he goes back to Cassidy. Jericho has Floyd the Baseball Bat and warns Trent to stay back. MJF refreshes the ring count and then brings Cassidy up, to put the hand through the crossbar! And he PULLS! The ref counts, MJF stops at 4 and Cassidy clutches his hand! MJF drags Cassidy up by his ears, puts him in the ring, and follows to cover, TWO!
MJF stalks Cassidy, tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Cassidy endures, fights up and powers MJF to a corner! MJF turns it around, rakes Cassidy’s eyes, then soaks up the heat. MJF runs in but Cassidy dodges to send him into buckles! Cassidy runs, into a FLAPJACK! MJF stomps the bad hand the CLOBBERS Cassidy! Cover, TWO! MJF seethes as he stalks Cassidy again. MJF throws Cassidy out hard, and the Inner Circle mugs Cassidy while the ref is distracted! Best Friends are outnumbered and can’t get to Cassidy, and then Sammy POSTS Cassidy before putting him in for MJF! MJF stops distracting the ref and covers, TWO!
AEW goes picture in picture and MJF drags Cassidy into a chinlock. MJF rakes Cassidy’s eyes and the ref counts! MJF stops at 4 and paces about, to then stand on Cassidy’s bad hand! MJF mocks Cassidy but Cassidy gets away. MJF kicks at Cassidy, stands on the bad hand, talks some trash, then bends the hand against the ropes! And he BITES the fingers! The ref counts, MJF lets off at 4, but Jericho uses Floyd to hit Cassidy’s bad hand!! Cassidy clutches his hand even more, and MJF drags Cassidy in. But wait, Best Friends return with back-up! Varsity Blondes, Brandon Cutler, Top Flight, all good friends of Cassidy’s! Now the sides are even as this becomes an unofficial lumberjack match!
MJF paces and questions this, but the ref says if he has the whole Inner Circle ringside, this is only fair. MJF taunts Cassidy to look to his friends, then he BITES Cassidy’s fingers! The ref reprimands, MJF stops at 4, then drops knees! Cover, TWO! MJF grows further annoyed and he kicks at Cassidy. MJF again mocks the hands in pockets, but decides to rake eyes instead! AEW returns to single picture as MJF dares fans to cheer for the “hilarious” Cassidy! MJF mocks the hands in pockets again and he gives toying kicks. Cassidy gets up, MJF pie faces him, and then MJF dares Cassidy to hit him! Cassidy DROPKICKS him! And then DIVES! Direct hit into railings but Cassidy puts MJF in, goes up, and CROSSBODIES!
Things speed up, Cassidy tilt-o-whirl DDT’s MJF down! Fans fire up as Cassidy goes up again, for the FLYING DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy and MJF flounder and crawl to opposite corners, and Cassidy runs in, only for MJF to dodge and ROCK Cassidy! MJF hops up to DUMDUM STOMP the bad arm! MJF wants that arm, Cassidy rolls and wheelbarrows to victory roll! TWO, MJF dodges the Orange Punch again to whip and WRING Cassidy into buckles! MJF drags Cassidy back up, double underhooks for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then he underhooks again, for a TIGER DRIVER! High stack, TWO!! Cassidy survives and the fans are thunderous!
Fans sing Seven Nation Army for Cassidy, but MJF drags Cassidy up. MJF throws Cassidy to the apron, has him in the ropes, and says he’ll finish this! But Cassidy back drops out of the Heatseeker! Then Cassidy SPRINGBOARD SENTONS onto the Inner Circle! Down go Hager and Wardlow! Cassidy sees Ortiz and the madball, Jericho and the bat, but he gets back to his friends! MJF is in the ring, Cassidy is on the apron, MJF gets him for HEATSEEKER!! Cover, with ropes, but the ref sees that! Best Friends shout at MJF, but MJF shoves Chuck! The ref keeps Best Friends out, but Jericho throws Floyd in! MJF catches the bat, but he SMACKS the mat, and tosses the bat to Cassidy! MJF tries the Eddie Guerrero move!
Best Friends see what’s going on and distract the ref a bit more! Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, which pisses MJF off! MJF gets up and grabs the bat, but now Cassidy falls over! The ref turns around and sees MJF with Floyd!! MJF tries to explain, but the ref takes the bat and tosses it! Cassidy gets MJF up for BEACH BREAR!! Cover, TWO!?! MJF survives and then snaps back to get the arm! MJF hammers the bad hand and goes for the Fujiwara but Cassidy rolls through! MJF SNAPS the fingers, but Cassidy dodges the clothesline to ORANGE PUNCH!! The fingers don’t hurt as fist! Cover, TWO!?!?!
MJF survives but now Cassidy takes the armband off! Cassidy fires up and ORANGE PUNCHES AGAIN! Cover but Wardlow gets MJF the ropebreak!! The Inner Circle and Cassidy’s friends brawl!! Cassidy drags MJF but MIRO shows up to CLOBBER Cassidy!! The Best Man gets away with payback for the XBox! And both he and Kip Sabian mock the hands in pockets! MJF covers, MJF wins!!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (still Dynamite Diamond Ring Bearer)
Best Friends go after Kip and Miro! Security hurries to stop all this fighting! But there’s still brawling with Inner Circle and Cassidy’s friends at ringside! Miro DECKS a security guard, then KNEES another! Miro scoops one, BOOTS the other, and then TOSSES the one guy off the stage! LARIAT for the other!! The Best Man has gone nuts! Miro throws another further up stage and then stands on him like he’s accomplished something! Meanwhile, MJF brags to the camera that he beat Cassidy “clean, smackdab in the middle of this ring!” Is this simply the beginning of an even more obnoxious “reign” for MJF?
A great episode of AEW to follow up Winter is Coming and set up for a big holiday season! Firstly, from what I understand about last night’s Impact Wrestling with Kenny Omega making his “appearance,” it didn’t go over well. All the hype in the world for six days, and it was Omega kayfabe burying the product of the company he’s supposedly going to be joining and interacting with. Pro-wrestling always has a habit of using reverse psychology to get heat on Heels and sympathy for Faces. If we’re being shown an authority figure coming down harshly on a Face, acting like they’re not good enough, that actually means they are because they’re being given story and screen time. So Heel Omega running down Impact is meant to make us think, “No, wait, Impact is better than he says!” Apparently it didn’t work out.
Heel Omega tonight was a bit better than that, because he was running down who he should’ve been running down as condescending Heel: the guy he beat, and the fans to a degree. Omega really did trick us because I don’t think anyone saw his Heel turn turning into this crossover with Impact. I honestly thought Moxley was going to show up, but I suppose they want us to understand Moxley got really beat up last week, so he needs to recover, and then he’ll strike back at the best opportunity. I’m thinking night one of New Year’s Smash so that Dynamite leaves 2020 on a high note, leading into something even bigger on night two to start 2021 off strong. Hopefully Omega’s role on Impact improves past him just being an obnoxious outsider.
Bucks VS TH2 was practically title match level as it was, and then with FTR getting a very good match out of Griff and BPJ, it all makes sense for the top two teams to stay strong. I’m sure one day we’ll get a rematch of those two, such as for Double or Nothing or All Out 2021. But for now, I think The Acclaimed wanting after Bucks, but getting SCU first, is a great route. Bucks gave Top Flight their shot, they gave TH2 a go, I think Bucks are at a point in their careers that, while they’re on top as champs, they’re willing to give some shine to younger/newer teams. The Acclaimed have skyrocketed from Dark and are going up against a decorated team in Daniels and Kaz, I can’t wait to hear the dis rap Caster has for them. FTR taking their own scenic route is great, them against Jurassic Express is going to be fun.
Dustin and Vance had a good match, but I like the little nod to Dustin’s history with the fact that he would be Number 7 in the Dark Order. Obviously he’s not going to #JoinDarkOrder, and with Lee Johnson in his corner and Aaron Solow trying to get involved, I wonder if there are more developments for the Nightmare Family to grow as a faction. At a certain point, I’m just expecting a 20 man match, with Dark Order completing their ten to take on Dustin, QT Marshall, Gunn Club, Johnson and whoever else is willing to help. Inner Circle of course stick together to stay strong at their own seven, though Santana wasn’t here, but the promos they had in the “ultimatum” were great. Sammy issuing his own ultimatum was interesting, and surely that comes up again sometime in the future.
Abadon again scares me, she’s almost too good at her character. Shida giving her the smack only for her to Taker sit-up was a good move, though. I bet they have a match for New Year’s Smash that is full of character work from them both. Brandi and Shaq being in the sit-down together was an interesting detail to this story that’s developing. And after Vicious Vixens went after Velvet, then with Diamante and Ivelisse wanting after Swole and Deeb for whatever reason, I’m sensing a big 8 Woman Tag to be Jade’s in-ring debut. She can be alongside three great wrestlers in Nyla Rose, Ivelisse and Diamante, as well as Vickie as a great manager, and therefore won’t have to carry the load alone.
The Dynamite Diamond Ring match turning into a lumberjack match was great, and having Miro do his part was great, too. MJF did feel like the more natural ring bearer choice, anyway, since he did so well with it this past year. I almost feel like we could get a huge match out of Inner Circle, with Miro and Kip as honorary members, going against Cassidy, Best Friends and all their Face allies that we saw tonight. Darby had a good vignette, the ink blots were clever. And I like that he was there for Sting to point out basically being Sting during WCW. Sting and Cody had a great segment together, and while things are tense, they might be allies just because Team Taz was calling them both out. Sting being the third man for Cody and Darby to face Team Taz’s Hobbs, Cage and Starks would be pretty good, and Cage VS Darby for the TNT title is going to be great, too.
My Score: 9.2/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Double or Nothing Results & Report! (5/28/23)
What’re the odds?
Will the Devil of AEW pay for his sins in Sin City?
Double or Nothing raises the stakes on MJF by putting him in a Fatal 4 Way for the AEW World Championship! Will his reign of terror survive a weekend in Las Vegas?
- Buy-In – High Stakes Six Man Tag: Hook & The Hardy Boyz VS Ethan Page & The Gunns; Hook & The Hardy Boyz win and Matt Hardy controls Ethan Page’s AEW contract.
- AEW International Blackjack Battle Royal: Orange Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- Unsanctioned Match, Special Enforcer Sabu: Adam Cole VS Chris Jericho; Cole wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships, Special Referee Mark Briscoe: FTR VS Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; FTR wins and retains the titles.
- AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match: Wardlow VS Christian Cage w/ Luchasaurus; Wardlow wins and retains the title.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Jamie Hayter VS Toni Storm; Storm wins and becomes the new AEW Women’s World Champion.
- AEW World Trios Championships Open House Rules Open Challenge: The House of Black VS The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn; The House of Black wins and retains the titles.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling & Leila Grey VS Taya Valkyrie; Jade wins and retains the title.
- AEW TBS Championship Open Challenge: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling & Leila Grey VS Kris Statlander; Kris wins and becomes the new AEW TBS Champion.
- AEW World Championship Fatal 4 Way: MJF VS Sammy Guevara VS “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Darby Allin; wins and
- Anarchy in the Arena II: The Elite VS Blackpool Combat Club; win(s).
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It’s the Double or Nothing Buy-In!
Join Renee Paquette, Paul “Big Show” Wight, Stokely Hathaway and Kazeem Famuyide in discussing, analyzing and predicting everything tonight on this high stakes night for AEW! Oh, and RJ City is backstage on the red carpet.
Jim Ross interviews Don Callis.
Watch the full version here. Good ol’ JR asked Don, “How do you want this whole saga to conclude?” Don says he has done the hardest thing that a parent or family member could do. It was a cancer eating away with him, and what do you do with a cancer? You cut it out. And Don wants Kenny Omega to know, he hasn’t even started cutting yet. What more can Don possibly do to Kenny Omega after betraying him?
RJ City interviews Arn Anderson.
RJ is intimidated by The Enforcer, and he asks that in tonight’s TNT Championship match, Wardlow’s title will be hanging from the rafters because he got goaded into a ladder match. It feels like they’re playing into Christian Cage’s hands, what is the plan to win? Arn asks, “What makes you think anybody got goaded into their hands?” Arn reminds us that he and Wardlow are playing chess to Christian’s checkers, and they were the ones goading Christian into a match. Does RJ know how heavy a 10 foot ladder is? Arn sure doesn’t see Christian carrying one around much. But he does see Wardlow having yet to unleash what we’re about to see tonight, “in a town that’s up all night long.”
This isn’t them playing around, they’re getting down to business. And Wardlow’s going off tonight. RJ asks Arn if he’s packing heat tonight. Arn chuckles. Ask your mama. “My new step-father, Arn Anderson. Back to you, Renee.” Will the Maestro of Mayhem conduct the most memorable Powerbomb Symphony of all time?
Buy-In – High Stakes Six Man Tag: Hook & The Hardy Boyz w/ Isiah Kassidy VS Ethan Page & The Gunns!
The Firm may have been DELETED, but All Ego & The Ass Boys still want to bring Matt & Jeff Hardy down! However, taking out Isiah Kassidy only opened the door to the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil! Will the FTW Champion help The Hardys take control of Ethan’s life? Or will Hook & The Hardys be the ones rendered OBSOLETE?
The trios sort out and Hook starts against Austin. They circle, tie up, and go around. Austin wrenches an arm to a wristlock but Hook wrenches back. Hook wristlocks while the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin wrenches, hammerlocks, headlocks, but Hook power up and out. Austin runs Hook over and fans boo but Austin tells Hook to “SUCK IT!” But Hook gest the leg to a KNEEBAR! Austin gets the ROPEBREAK, Hook lets him go, and the two reset. Ethan tells fans to shut up before he steals their girl. Austin rushes in, but Hook waistlocks and SLAMS him! Fans fire up, Hook gets the arm, and he grinds the shoulder.
Hook brings Austin over, he tags in Matt, and Matt goes up. The fans fire up for the AX HANDLE! Hardy wrenches the arm, ELBOW BREAKER after ELBOW BREAKER, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Tag to Jeff, he and Matt double whip to double elbow Austin down. SENTON FIST DROP COMBO! A classic! Cover, TWO! Jeff CLUBS Austin, brings him up and wrenches. Tag to Hook and Hook takes a handoff to a SAYANAGI! Colten storms in but into a SAYANAGI! Ethan storms in, but into a SAYANAGI! Fans fire up as the Hardys return, they all clothesline Ethan & The Gunns out of the ring!
Fans cheer and chant “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” with Matt. The fans then taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as they and Ethan regroup. Ethan tells them to get their heads in the game, this is his contract they’re fighting for! Austin tells fans to shut up, but then Hook & The Hardys go out after Ethan & The Gunns! Matt SMACKS Ethan off steel steps, Hook puts Austin in the ring, but Colten turns things around to SMACK Jeff off a corner crossbar! Hook shoulders into Austin but Colten anchors Hook. Hook kicks Colten away, DECKS Ethan, then goes in, but Austin dodges. Austin trips Hook, runs in, BULLDOG!
Austin drags Hook back, tags Colten, and Colten brings Hook to bump him off buckles. Colten stomps a mudhole in, he soaks up the heat and taunts Matt. The ref keeps Matt back, but Ethan uses that to CHOKE Hook! Ethan tags in, he brings Hook along and bumps him off the buckles. Fans rally, Ethan throws hands but Hook counter punches! Fans fire up as Hook backs Ethan down with forearm after forearm! Hook whips, Ethan reverses but Hook BOOTS back! Hook goes up but Ethan ROCKS him! Then scoops to POWERSLAM! Ethan BLASTS the Hardys and fans boo, but Austin tags in.
Ethan tells the fans to kiss this, then Austin puts Hook in the corner. Austin goes corner to corner, but Hook dodges! Austin POSTS himself and then goes out of the ring! Colten and Ethan hurry to get Austin up and into the ring! Ethan tags in, he drags Hook from the Hardys, but Hook shoots around to EL CAMINO! Hot tags to Colten and Matt! Fans rally as Matt rallies on Colten with forearms! And then “DELETE!” buckle bumps! Fans fire up but Austin runs in, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Colten kicks low, whips but Matt reverses, SIDE EFFECT! Ethan CLUBS Matt, bumps him off buckles, and blocks a boot!
Ethan swings but Matt catches Ethan to a SIDE EFFECT! Colten storms up, Matt DECKS him! Matt goes up, ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Colten stays in this for Ethan but Matt calls his shot! Matt says “DELETE! DELETE!” and Kassidy tells Ethan to “SUCK IT!” But Austin goes after Kassidy and pulls his neck brace off! Ethan shoves Kassidy down! Matt rushes over to help Kassidy, but he has to hurry back into the ring. Colten is there to DROPKICK Matt down! Fans boo but Colten drags Matt over. Tag to Ethan, Ethan rains down fists on Matt! The ref counts, Ethan lets off, and shouts, “Hardy who?!”
Ethan stomps Matt at the ropes, ROCKS him, but Matt throws hands! Ethan rakes the eyes and puts him in the corner! The ref counts, but Austin is sneaking a grab at Matt’s shirt! Austin holds the shirt to trap Matt. Matt elbows Austin, but Colten tags in to stomp Matt! Austin anchors a foot to keep Matt trapped, and then Ethan tags in. Ethan drags Matt up, kicks low, and then goes up the corner. Ethan mocks the V1, leaps, and AX ANDLES Matt down! Ethan taunts Hook, and he says it is his turn to “DELETE! DELETE!” Fans boo, but Ethan reels Matt in, TWIST OF- NO, Matt RAMS Ethan into the corner!
Colten tags in and he keeps Matt from his corner! Colten whips, Matt holds ropes, and then Matt throws Colten up and out! Austin hurries in but only gets buckles! Matt crawls for his corner, fans rally up, but Colten crawls in! Colten anchors Matt, then Austin and Ethan trip Jeff and Hook! Colten hits a BIG back suplex! Tag to Austin, he drags Matt up and snapmares into a chinlock. Austin grinds Matt down but fans boo. Matt fights up, fans rally, but Austin brings him to the corner. Tag to Colten, the Gunns mug Matt. Fans rally for Matt but Colten bumps him off buckles. Colten says “SUCK IT!” then runs in, but only gets buckles!
Colten staggers but he tags Ethan in. Ethan drags Matt back, but Matt avoids the elbow drop! TWIST OF- NO, Ethan fights it, so Matt just DDTs Ethan down! Fans fire up while both men crawl, hot tags to Austin and Jeff! Brother Nero rallies on the Gunns, SLINGBLADE for Colten! Kick and whip for Austin, but Austin reverses. Jeff CLOBBERS Austin! And then atomic drops Colten, trips him, and LEG SPLITTING LEG DROPS! And basement dropkicks! Austin returns but Jeff gets around him, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, and the LEG TRAP CRADLE! TWO! But Jeff calls his shot, kicks low, TWIST- NO, Austin shoves him away!
Austin runs in at the corner but Jeff BOOTS him down! Jeff goes up the corner, fans fire up and Jeff FALLING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Austin survives but Jeff calls his shot again. Jeff kicks Austin low, reels him in, but Austin slips out of the Twist! Jeff hobbles, he ELBOWS Austin away, goes up the ropes, but he slips and falls! No Whisper in the Wind, and Austin tags Ethan. Ethan hurries after Jeff, but Jeff JAWBREAKERS free! Ethan goes after a leg, he keeps Jeff from the corner, but Jeff SPIN BACK KICKS! Hot tag to Hook! Hook rallies on Ethan with body shots! Hook fires off in the corner and fans fire up!
Hook HEADBUTTS, then clinches, but Ethan fights the suplex. Ethan knees and CLUBS Hook, suplexes, but Hook knees free to snap suplex in return! Hook hurries back up, and he CLUBS away on Ethan’s chest! Ethan blocks, throws Hook, and RAMS Hook into the corner. Ethan ELBOWS Hook, and ROUNDHOUSES! Hook falls and Ethan drags him to center. But Hook rolls to drag Ethan down! ARMBAR!! Ethan flails, Colten CLOBBERS Hook! Matt gets in but the ref keeps him back. The ref reprimands Colten and he exits, but then Ethan tags him in. Ethan and Colten drag Hook up, double whip, but Hook dodges!
Matt sneaks a tag before Hook LARIATS Ethan! Matt fires off on Colten, bumps him off buckles, and sets up for Jeff! Jeff manages to run in, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt brings Colten around, Jeff goes up! But Austin trips Jeff up! Matt DECKS Austin, dodges Colten, but Colten gets around! Austin returns, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! Cover, but Jeff SWANTON BOMBS it apart!! Fans fire up while all four men are down! Matt and Colten crawl, hot tags back to Hook and Ethan! They throw hands, Ethan throws elbows. And a BOOT!! Ethan scowls, he drags Hook back up, and he reels Hook in. Crucifix, but Hook fights free!
Hook wants the Redrum but the Gunns mug him! But the Hardys get the Gunns, STEREO TWISTS OF FATE!! Ethan stands up, and he’s surrounded! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Ethan wants mercy, but he gets a TWIST OF FATE! And then another TWIST OF FATE! And then REDRUM!!! Ethan TAPS, Hook & The Hardys win!
Winners: Hook & The Hardy Boyz, by submission (Matt Hardy now controls Ethan’s contract)
All Ego’s fate is sealed! What will Matt Hardy do to further the payback from everything The Firm did to him?
Renee Paquette is on stage.
She welcomes us to the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Owen Hart Cup, and welcomes out Dr. Martha Hart. Martha makes her entrance and has a mic of her own. Renee says it is always so great to have Marth, and it was this time last year that we had the tournament finals. This year, it all kicks off on Forbidden Door weekend. Yes, and Martha wants to say she is so happy to be back in beautiful Las Vegas. She is so happy to be back here with the AEW Family, and her own Owen Hart Foundation and her own family. She welcomes us all to the opening ceremonies of this year’s tournament to celebrate one of the most memorable wrestlers of all-time in Owen Hart.
Fans chant “OWEN! OWEN!” and Martha says that while last year, we were to dress up in bling and such, but the tournament is turning on its head and getting “gangster” this year. Maybe we should have our fedoras. Tony Khan walks out in such a fedora, with the Owen Hart Foundation logo on it. And Martha says this is not wrapping here but kicking off in Canada! And this will round up in Calgary at “the greatest outdoor show on earth,” the Calgary Stampede, July 15th! Make sure to bring your cowboy hats, pardners! Who will be in on this great tribute tournament to become the 2023 King and Queen of Hart?
Get ready to roll the dice.
“As the desert sun sets, the stakes rise. And on this Vegas night, fate will favor the bold, the risk takers. Only those willing to pay a high price survive this town. And the odds on the future? One in four. Tonight, from T-Mobile Arena, this is AEW Double or Nothing.”
AEW International Blackjack Battle Royal!
Orange Cassidy has made it to 22 defenses with this title, but this is going to be the biggest challenge yet! Including himself, this will be a 21 Man Battle Royal, all for the title! Will Freshly Squeezed survive The Superbad Squad, the Varsity Athletes, The Mogul Embassy, Naturally Limitless, “Big Bill” Morrissey, #TAIGASTYLE Lee Moriarty, Bullet Club Gold, “Absolute” Ricky Starks, Bandido, Komander, The Lucha Brothers, and even his own Best Friends? Or will someone come out of this the brand new champion?
Cassidy is the only one standing in the ring while everyone else surrounds him on the outside. The belt is raised, the bell rings, and Kip Sabian rushes in! Kip throws Cassidy up and over, but Cassidy holds onto the ropes! Naturally, Jay White & Juice Robinson go after Starks, Bandido goes after Kip and ends up saving Cassidy. Kip bumps Bandido off buckles, Fenix stomps Cassidy, and Penta just revels in the chaos. Penta goes after Daivari with CHOPS, Kip takes Cassidy’s sunglasses, but Fenix stomps Cassidy. Kip puts the sunglasses on, brings Cassidy up, Trent ASAI MOONSAULTS onto Morrissey!
Kip tries to throw Cassidy out again but he holds onto ropes to save himself. Cassidy throws elbows, Kip staggers away, The Butcher & The Blade go after Naturally Limitless, doing Swerve Strickland’s work for him. Starks lands on the apron, he ROCKS Juice, shoulders into White, then goes after them both! Josh Woods helps Daivari stay on the apron, and Komander tightrope walks?! He SUPER TORNILLOS Morrissey & Moriarty! Fans lose their minds and Komander gets back to the ring. White CHOKES Penta on the ropes, stomps him, then stomps Ricky. Penta GAMANGIRIS Daivari, then CLUBS White!
Bandido stomps Juice, Komander stomps Tony Nese, Bandido SUPERKICKS Juice! There’s still brawling on the outside, and the Lucha Amigos get the fans all fired up! They bring Nese up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Bandido suplexes Nese, and the others play defense! Bandido holds Nese up for TEN while forearms and SUPERKICKS fly all around! Then at TWENTY, the SLAM!! Bandido has everyone fired up and Bandido trophy lifts Nese! He still has the power to do that!? And then he TOSSES Nese out onto Woods to ELIMINATE him!! Fans are thunderous and Mark Sterling hurries to his team.
Daivari dumps Penta out but Penta lands on the apron. Penta drags Daivari up and over, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Nese anchors Penta’s foot! Daivari kicks low, then reels Penta in! Daivari mocks “CERO~! MIEDO~!” But Fenix TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICKS Daivari down, to ELIMINATE him! Fans fire up again, but the Mogul Embassy isn’t impressed. Cage finally gets in and he swings, Komander dodges! Komander springboards but bounces off Cage’s shoulder! Penta runs in but Cage CLOBBERS him! Fenix gets up, cage TOSSES him to a corner to UPPERCUT, PELE, and then sends Penta into him!
Cage waistlocks Penta, who is holding onto Fenix, and Cage DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEXES them! HE really is a Machine! Bandido runs in to trophy lift Cage!? Cage slips off, throws Bandido to the corner, runs in and he MONKEY FLIPS Bandido!? Cage scoops Bandido, Komander goes up, and he leaps, only for Cage to stay up! Cage POWERBOMB POWERSLAM COMBOS! Cage DISCUS- NO, Fenix SUPERKICKS! and mule kicks! And ROUNDHOUSE! Lucha Brothers DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Double mule kick, then Uno! Dos! Tres! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! And then Wheelbarrow ROLLING SPLASH!
Fans fire up but Bullet Club Gold attacks the Lucha Brothers! They stomp away on them and the other luchadors! Then they go back to Starks, but Starks fights Juice off. BCG lift Komander together, but Fenix makes the save. Penta mule kicks White, the Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK Switchblade! Juice is in a corner, Fenix sends Bandido in to back elbow! Fenix sends Penta in to GAMANGIRI! Fenix runs and rolls, SOMERSAULT FOREARM! They snapmare Juice, Komander goes up, and Komander tightrope- NO, White BLASTS Komander down and ELIMINATE him! Then he goes after the other luchadors!
Juice throat chops Penta, then helps White. But starks dumps White over! White holds on, Juice dumps Starks over! Starks dangles off the floor while holding onto the bottom rope! Fans fire up and Starks drags himself back in! Kip scoops Cassidy for a SHOULDER BUSTER, then fireman’s carries! Cassidy holds the ropes, he fights free! Penta KICKS White in the leg! Best Friends and Cassidy get Kip up, TRIPLE POWERBOMB!! Then they TOSS Kip up and out to ELIMINATE him! And then they HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! But then Big Bill CLOBBERS them all!
Moriarty hits the FANG DRIVER on Cassidy! Moriarty throws him at the ropes but Chuck goes after Moriarty. Cassidy saves himself but Bill goes after Chuck. Bill aims at Cassidy and TOSSES Chuck! Cassidy ducks, Chuck hits the floor, Big Bill ELIMINATES him! So much for helping a friend… Trent jumps on Bill with a SLEEPER, but Bill puts Trent on a corner. White tries to scrape Fenix out, but he has to save Juice from Starks. Bill CHOPS Trent and Trent flops back into the ring! Blade CHOPS Keith Lee, it doesn’t bother him! Keith ROCKS Blade back! Cage and Butcher go after Dustin Rhodes.
Keith CLOBBERS Blade up and out to ELIMINATE him! Swerve is annoyed but Keith just glares back. Cage CLUBS Keith, fires forearms, and they brawl. Swerve is finally ready and he walks tot he ring. Keith ROCKS Cage, Cage JUMP KNEES Keith! Cage spins, into a fireman’s carry! Pop-up, ROLLING ELBOW! But Swerve jumps on to fire hands! Keith throws Swerve off! The two stare down and fans fire up! Cage attacks, but Keith ELBOWS him! Keith blocks Swerve’s kick, Swerve bobs ‘n’ weaves to dodge hands, but then Keith hits him low! Swerve kicks, ROLLING ELBOWS, and fires off fast hands!
Keith shoves Swerve down but Swerve KANGAROO KICKS! Swerve RANAS, but Keith blocks it!! Keith hauls Swerve up, Swerve slips free, but Keith SPLASHES Cage! Swerve ENZIGURIS Keith, somersaults, but into a BIG BANG CATASTROPHE! Swerve crawls to the bottom rope, and Cage KNEES Keith down! The Lucha Brothers have Butcher but he powers out, only for them to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! The Lucha Brothers toss Butcher over, he holds on, but DOUBLE SUPERKICKS send him down! The Lucha Brothers ELIMINATE him! Cage stomps Dustin, Fenix CLUBS Cage, Bandido ELBOWS Moriarty!
bill runs at Bandido but misses! Bandido runs in at Bill but Bill dumps him out. Moriarty BOOTS Bandido and ELIMINATE him! But Trent throws Moriarty over! Moriarty drags Trent out with him, they brawl on the edge! Penta and Fenix go after Cage, White works with Swerve against Naturally Limitless. Trent waistlocks but Moriarty fights with elbows. But Trent APRON HALF ‘N’ HALFS Moriarty and he falls, Trent ELIMINATES him! Bill TOSSES Cassidy, but Cassidy holds onto the ropes! Cassidy skins the cat again, but Bill runs in! Trent takes the shot! Bill’s BOOT ELIMINATES Trent!
Bill stomps Cassidy, Swerve and Keith encounter each other again. Keith throws hands on Swerve, has him on the ropes, then brings him around to TOSS him! Swerve holds on, Cage DUMPS Keith and ELIMINATES him!! Fans boo but the refs have to keep Keith from going after Swerve and Cage! Cage drags Swerve into the ring, but Dustin gives Cage a CROSS RHODES!! Swerve is too busy taunting Keith, he misses Dustin dump Cage out! Dustin stomps Cage’s head, but Swerve CLUBS Dustin! Swerve throws hands on Dustin, but Dustin kicks low to RHODES UPPERCUT! The Lucha Brothers are also brawling with Bullet Club Gold!
The CHOPS go back and forth between Lucha Brothers and BCG. BCG whip but the Lucha Bros reverse to send BCG both up and over! BCG gets back in, White blocks a superkick and lets Juice lift Fenix! Juice dumps Fenix out but he hold son! Penta runs in, but he is sent into Fenix! Penta ELIMINATES his brother!! But then Starks clotheslines Juice up and out to ELIMINATE him!! Fans fire up as Starks fires hands on White! But White hits a SWINGING URENAGE! Cage throws Dustin up and over but Dustin holds onto ropes. Penta looks at White and fans fire up. “CERO! MIEDO!” And a pie face!
White gets mad, he swings on Penta but Penta ducks to kick, and KICK! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs, springboards, but into BLADERUNNER!! White drags Penta up, but Starks SPEARS White!! Starks TOSSES and ELIMINATES White!! But Juice drags Starks out to throw hands! Fans boo, the refs get Juice back, but White drags Starks up to RAM him into the railing! Swerve throws knees into Cassidy, the refs check Starks, and Cage CHOKES Dustin. Bill sees Starks crawl in and stalks him. Penta goes after Cage with a SLEEPER, and he drags Cage from Dustin. Swerve drags Cassidy up while fans rally for Starks.
Bill shakes his head, he drags Starks up and aims. Bill TOSSES Starks, but Starks stays on the apron! Bill runs back in, but Starks ROCKS him! Starks hurries in, fires hands on Bill, then CHOPS! Bill scoops Starks! Starks slips free, dodges, but Bill BOOGS Starks up and over!! Bill ELIMINATES Starks!! Fans boo, but then Dustin dumps Cage out! They’re both on the apron, APRON DESTROYER for Cage!! Cage falls, Dustin ELIMINATES him! But Swerve’s HOUSE CALL ELIMINATES Dustin!! And now we have a final four: Big Bill, Swerve, Penta, and the champion, Orange Cassidy!
Fans fire up as each man has a corner. Fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” and “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” Nothing for Bill or Swerve. That makes them mad, they runs in, but Penta dodges Swerve to SUPERKICK Bill! Swerve runs in again, Penta blocks the kick and feeds it to Cassidy so Penta can SUPERKICK Swerve! And then Penta SUPERKICKS Cassidy! Swerve runs back in but Penta dodges to come back and SLINGBLADE! Penta whips Cassidy, he reverses, but Penta goes up and over and hits a BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up but Bill steps up. Penta CHOPS Bill, KICKS and KICKS and KICKS, then “CERO! MIEDO!”
Penta runs, but into a BOOT! Bill clotheslines Penta up and out to ELIMINATE him!! Fans boo but then Swerve fires off on Cassidy! He feeds Cassidy to Bill’s BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!! Swerve and Bill shake hands, bring Cassidy up, but Bill wants to do this himself. Swerve says aight and backs off. Bill drags Cassidy up, pats his head, and scoops him to a trophy lift! But then Swerve shoves Bill up and over! Bill falls, Swerve ELIMINATES him! But then Cassidy dumps Swerve out! Swerve holds on, gets back in, and TOSSES Cassidy! But Cassidy also holds on!! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy skins the cat!
Cassidy slips around Swerve, but runs into a HAYMAKER! Swerve rolls, into a SUPERKICK from Cassidy! Cassidy ROCKS Swerve, Swerve SOBATS Cassidy! Swerve whips, Cassidy reverses, but Swerve cartwheels through the ropes to come back! Cassidy dodges and runs in, tilt-o-whirl DDT- NO! Swerve blocks and suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! But then HOUSE CALL!! Both men are down and Vegas is thunderous! Cassidy and Swerve stir, Cassidy goes to a corner. “This is Awesome!” and Cassidy steps up, but Prince Nana trips him up!! Fans boo, but Swerve hits another HOUSE CALL!
Swerve goes up the corner, for the KILL STOMPS!!! Swerve huffs and puffs and drags Cassidy up, but he says he’s gonna end this man’s whole career! Swerve puts Cassidy’s hands into the pockets, brings him up, but Cassidy kicks the ropes! TORNADO DDT!! And then tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Swerve flounders, fans are thunderous, and Cassidy is fired up! ORANGE PUNCH! Swerve goes up and out but holds onto ropes!! Cassidy throws off the elbow pad, he reloads, ORANGE- NO, Swerve drags Cassidy up and over! J M L- NO Cassidy pulls hair! Cassidy RAMS Swerve into the corner! Nana grabs at Cassidy, Cassidy BOOTS Nana!
Swerve KNEES Cassidy, and Cassidy sits down on the apron! Swerve goes up the corner, takes aim again, APRON KILL- NO, Cassidy’s boots hit first! And ORANGE kick to the arm! Swerve falls, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy (still AEW International Champion)
The odds were against him, but Freshly Squeezed made it through! If 20 men could not stop Orange Cassidy, will anyone ever take this title from him?
Unsanctioned Match, Special Enforcer Sabu: Adam Cole w/ Roderick Strong VS Chris Jericho w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society!
The Undisputed One’s return was victorious, but the overly sensitive Wizard would not stand for it. Since then, the JAS has done everything they can to ruin Cole’s time back in AEW, even going so far as to set up a trap for Cole and girlfriend, Britt Baker. Jericho has been hypocritical, disrespectful and conniving, but has it all finally come back to haunt him in the worst way possible? Or will not even having the homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, death-defying ECW legend be enough to help Adam Cole BAYBAY?
Actually, let’s not forget Cole has the Savior of the Backbreaker! Cole, Strong and Sabu all bring chairs to the ring, and the JAS moves to intercept! Menard gets a chair to the gut, Parker gets a chair to the face! Cole rushes in and goes right for Jericho to TACKLE him! The bell rings so this is official, and Garcia goes after Cole! Sabu throws more chairs at Hager and Menard! Jericho & Garcia mug Cole, CHOKE him, but Sabu gets in the ring with a chair! Jericho gets a chair, too! Fans fire up as we take a trip back in time! Meanwhile, Garcia CHOKES Cole! Sabu and Jericho dare each other to make a move!
The JAS get tables and other things while the chairs CLASH! CLASH! And CLASH! Sabu wins out to SMACK Jericho down! Cole stops Menard & Parker from setting up tables, to then put them on it! Sabu goes up to FALLING SPLASH through the table!! Sabu is still all those things they say he is! Fans are thunderous but then Garcia CLOBBERS Sabu! Garcia ROCKS Strong, RAMS him into railing, and Hager RAMS Strong into the apron! And then into more railing! Sabu sends Garcia into railing! Strong does the same to Hager! Cole and Jericho finally get in the ring, this is who’s supposed to be fighting anyway!
Sabu & Strong clear the JAS out so now, Jericho has no choice. “What you got, Chris?!” This is ADAM COLE BAYBAY! And the fists fly!! The fans fire up, Cole knees low and TOSSES Jericho out hard! Cole gets the arm to SLAM it off the steel steps! And then SLAMS the other arm! Cole puts Jericho in, drags him to a corner, and he SLAMS a leg against the post! And then the other leg! And then back again! Jericho writhes on the apron while fans rally up. Cole goes up onto the apron then in the ring. Cole ROCKS Jericho and has him sit down. Cole then goes up a corner, aims, PANAMA- NO, Jericho blocks!
Jericho hits low, then suplexes Cole to the floor! The ref checks Cole but he’s okay to continue. Jericho stands first, soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then Jericho flips everyone off. Jericho drags Cole up, CLUBS him, then brings Cole up. Cole fights the bomb, but Jericho DROPS Cole on the apron! Jericho then drags Cole up and around the way, to RAM into steel steps! Cole tumbles over and fans fire up again. Jericho drags Cole up, SMACKS him off the apron, and has him in the leg. Jericho CHOPS Cole to a corner, CHOPS him again, then stalks him to another corner. Jericho gets in Cole’s face, and SLAPS him!
Fans rally for Cole but Jericho goes back to him. Cole shoves Jericho, throws body shots, then runs, but into a LARIAT! Jericho grabs a chair left behind by Sabu, and he CHOKES Cole with it! The ref can only ask if Cole gives up, but Jericho JAMS Cole low! Jericho wedges a chair into a corner, ROCKS Cole with a forearm, then whips him in. Cole reverses, kicks and then whips Jericho to the open corner. Jericho BOOTS back, runs in, but is sent into the chair!! Jericho falls right over, but he isn’t out of this yet. Jericho stands, Cole fires off forearms on him! Fans fire up as Cole BOOTS Jericho, then runs.
Jericho CLOBBERS Cole! Jericho stomps Cole, fans rally up, and Jericho LION- SUPERKICK!! Cole takes Jericho out of the air! Fans fire up, Cole goes up the corner again, aims, PANAMA- NO, Jericho trips Cole! Cole fights it but Jericho still puts him in the WALLS OF JERICHO!! Cole endures, reaches out, crawls over, and he grabs the ropes, but ropebreaks don’t matter in this, this is No Holds Barred! Cole remembers, crawls further on, grabs at the skirt and sees something! Cole grabs the fire extinguisher! But Cole is also fading being stuck in the ropes and the hold! But then Jericho drags Cole in from the ropes!
Cole has the extinguisher, he brings it around, and BLASTS Jericho! Jericho lets go while fans fire up! Cole crawls back to the extinguisher, picks it up, and he CLOBBERS Jericho with it! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives a canister to the head but Cole just glares at him. Cole drags Jericho up, but Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then he flops over! Cole talks trash on Jericho, sits him up and runs, but Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Cole survives and Jericho seethes. Jericho grabs the extinguisher, he BLASTS Cole now! And a long one, too! Jericho then just sprays it all around!
Jericho drops the canister onto Cole’s stomach! Fans fire up as Jericho goes outside, drags a kendo stick out from under the ring, and has a big grin on his face. Jericho gets in the ring, holds up the stick, and Cole sits up. Jericho pints the stick at him, but here comes BRITT! She has a kendo stick, too! And fans fire up for the “DMD!” as she fires off on Y2J! She SMACKS and SMACKS and SMACKS him! “How’s it feel, Chris!?” Britt SMACKS her more and more and the fans are loving it! But Saraya runs in, only to get a SMACK! Britt chases Saraya off and SMACKS her as she goes! As for Cole, he gets the kendo stick now!
Jericho is stinging as he leans against the ropes, but Cole storms up behind him. Cole CHOKES Jericho with the stick! “I’ll end you, Chris! I’ll end you!!” Jericho sputters, stands, but into a BACKSTABBER!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but by only so much! Cole gets the stick back to CHOKE Jericho again! Fans chant “We Want Tables!” but Cole goes out to the apron. Jericho grabs the chair, but Cole climbs a corner. Jericho CHUCKS the chair at Cole! Direct hit to the head, and then Cole falls through the table!! Vegas loses its mind after getting what they wanted! The ref checks Cole, but he’s somehow okay to continue.
Jericho drags Cole from the wreckage, and says “You see what happens when you mess with Chris Jericho?” Jericho drags Cole up to dribble his head off the apron! Jericho shoves Cole into the ring, then brings out a chain! And it has cuffs on it! Fans chant “YOU SUCK EFF!” but Jericho just grins. Jericho goes into the ring with the shackles, and he cuffs one end to Cole’s wrist. Jericho has the other end, swings the cuff around like a morning star, but Cole body shots Jericho! DDT onto the chair! Cover, TWO!! Cole sees the other cuff, and he puts it on Jericho! This has turned into a handcuff match!
Jericho freaks out, tries to run but Cole YANKS him down! And then SUPERKICKS! Cole goes up a corner, reels Jericho in, and PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho survives and Cole is a bit surprised. Cole drags Jericho up, runs, but Jericho ducks the Boom to roll Cole up, TWO!! Jericho LASHES Cole with chain! And LASHES him again! And again! Cole writhes but sits up, and Jericho JUDAD- NO, Cole ducks! But Jericho CHOKES Cole with chain! Jericho brings Cole up, and then has Cole hanging off his shoulder! But Cole kicks off the corner! Cole kicks the arm, then SUPERKICKS Jericho down!
Fans fire up again as Cole reloads, runs, BOOM!! But that’s not enough for Cole, and not enough for the fans! Fans want it “ONE MORE TIME!” and Cole wraps the chain around his knee! Cole runs again, FULL METAL BOOM!! Cole unwraps his leg, and then rains down fists! Fans count, Cole goes to TEN! Then he uses the CHAIN to punch Jericho! And then more bare fists! Jericho’s OUT, the ref calls it!!
Winner: Adam Cole, by referee stoppage
The Undisputed One gets his vengeance, having battered and bruised Jericho from head to toe! Will this help Cole move on and head for what he really wants in championship gold?
AEW World Tag Team Championships, Special Referee Mark Briscoe: FTR VS Team Triple J w/ Karen Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!
After the loss of his blood brother, the Sussex County Chicken has been leaning on his friends. But who really are his friends? Is it Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler, who he has gone to war with? Or is it Jay Lethal, who Mark has known for a long time? What happens when his friends put him in the middle of their own heated rivalry?
Mark takes his referee duty seriously by checking everyone’s gear. He then takes the belts and raises them, and we see how personal this match gets!
The teams sort out, Lethal starts against Dax, and Mark has the bell ring. Fans rally for “FTR! FTR!” which upsets the Jarretts. Lethal and Dax tie up, go around, Dax headlocks for a takeover but Lethal headscissors. Dax kips free and the two stand off. They go again, Dax waistlocks but Lethal wrenches to a wristlock. Lethal YANKS the arm, wristlocks and then armlocks, but Dax fights up. Dax whips Lethal but Lethal runs him over! Things keep moving, Dax scoops but Lethal slips out to O’Conner Roll! Mark checks, TWO! Lethal is upset at the delay, but Dax scoops. Lethal turns it into a cradle, TWO!
Lethal arm-drags, Dax headscissors, Lethal kips free, but Dax hits a headlock takeover! Lethal’s shoulders are down, Mark calls it, ONE! Lethal fights up, powers Dax to a corner and Mark calls the ropebreak. Lethal throws a cheap shot and Mark scolds him, but Lethal CHOPS! Lethal CHOPS again, but Dax CHOPS in return! Lethal sputters, Dax CHOPS him again! Lethal CHOPS, Dax CHOPS, and fans “WOO~” with every CHOP! Dax headlocks, Lethal powers out and ELBOWS him out! Lethal CLUBS Cash into the ring! Jarrett joins in, Triple J mugs Cash! They double whip, Lethal runs in but Cash goes up and over!
Cash dodges Jarrett, Dax DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! And FTR DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Then then DOUBLE ATOMIC DROP and Triple J collide! FTR have each man in a corner, whip, but they dosido and FTR takes a swing, into DOUBLE BACK SUPLEXES! But FTR land on their feet and they both trip Triple J! Then double step through, double SHARP- NO, Triple J scramble to DUOBLE ROPEBREAKS! Mark counts, Dax lets go at 4 and Triple J regroups outside. Fans rally up for “FTR! FTR!” Mark wants someone to get in the ring and he starts the count. Lethal gets back in at 3, and he stares down with Dax.
Dax and Lethal circle, tie up, and Dax tags Cash. Cash gets the arm to wrench, ELBOW BREAKER, and repeat. But Lethal knees low, CLUBS Cash down, then ROCKS him with hands! Lethal tells Dax up his, but Mark keeps Dax back. Lethal claps hands and says “Tag!” but everyone knows that doesn’t count! Mark ends up knocking Jarrett over as he gets in! Jarrett gets mad but Mark says he is the authority so you respect him! Lethal argues with Mark, but Cash CHOPS Lethal! Karen shouts at fans, Cash CHOPS Lethal to the corner. Dax tags in, FTR whip and DUOBLE BACK DROP! Then they CLOBBER Jarrett!
Mark says one in and one out. Dax DUMPS Lethal onto Jarrett! Karen complains, but Dax tags Cash. FTR run in to slide out, and they ROCK Triple J, and then RAM them into each other! Cash puts Lethal in, Lethal whips Cash away and things speed up. Karen distracts so Jarrett can dump Cash out! And Jarrett gets a chair! Mark sees that and says hell no! Jarrett drops the chair, drags Cash up and RAMS him into railing! Fans rally for FTR but Mark scolds Jarrett. Jarrett still RAMS Cash into the railing again. Mark goes out to check Cash, and he tells everyone to get in the ring. Sonjay mocks FTR while Lethal drags Cash in.
Lethal snap suplexes Cash but the fans rally for FTR. Lethal pretends he can’t hear them so they boo. Lethal drags Cash up, tags Jarrett, and Triple J double whip. Cash reverse to send Lethal, but Jarrett hits the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Triple J swagger about, Jarrett drags Cash up and puts him on ropes to CHOKE! Mark counts, Jarrett lets off, but KAREN CHOKES Cash!! The fans boo but Jarrett STRADDLE ATTACKS Cash! Tag to Lethal, he stomps away on Cash, and stomps him into a corner! Mark scolds, but Lethal still drags Cash up. Lethal UPPERCUTS Cash down! Karen mocks the fans while Lethal CHOKES Cash more!
Mark counts, Lethal lets off, and he tags Jarrett in. Triple J stomp away on Cash, fans rally up for Cash but Karen cheers her hubby on. Jarrett just stomps Cash from head to toe! Then he struts! And flips Dax off! Mark keeps Dax back, Jarrett soaks up all the heat but Cash hits low! Lethal tags in, Triple J whip Cash to ropes, kick low, SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Lethal clamps onto Cash with a chinlock and he leans on the hold. Triple J soak up the heat but Cash fights up, to a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down! Cash and Lethal crawl, but Lethal sucker punches Dax!
Cash rolls Lethal up! TWO!! Cash has no one to tag, though! Lethal gets the leg to DRAGON SCREW! Lethal drags Cash over, tags in Jarrett, and Jarrett KICKS the leg out! And again! Jarrett drags Cash back, fans fire up, and Jarrett steps through to have the FIGURE FOUR! Cash endures and fans boo but Mark checks with Cash. Cash shakes his head, he isn’t giving up! Cash rests back but has to keep his shoulders up. Mark sees them down, ONE as Cash sits up. Cash falls back again, the shoulders are down, ONE! Cash throws hands on Jarrett! Jarrett thrashes the hold! Cash is down again, TWO!
Cash endures, sits up again and fans rally up. Dax TRIPS Lethal off the apron! Dax goes up top, to DIVING HEADBUTT Jarrett! Karen protests but Mark says now it’s a standing count! The count rises to 3 of 10, Cash crawls but clutches his knee. Fans rally as we pass 5, and then go to 8. Hot tag to Lethal, and he CLOBBERS Cash! Lethal whips, Cash hurdles hot tag to Dax! Dax JABS, JABS, JABS and DECKS Lethal! And DECKS again! Dax CHOPS, JABS and repeat in the corner! Fans fire up, Dax whips corner to corner to clothesline! And then another whip, but Lethal reverses. Dax reverses back to short arm LARIAT!
Fans fire up and Mark gets Jarrett outta the way. Dax suplexes, Lethal slips free, but Dax switches to GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds, he brings Lethal up, GERMAN SUPLEX! And he still holds on! But Lethal blocks! Lethal switches, Dax switches, repeat! They go around, Dax BRAINBUSTERS!! Cover, TWO!! Dax is frustrated but fans rally again. Dax drags Lethal up, whips him to ropes but Lethal reverses. Lethal gets under to LETHAL COMBINATION! Fans rally while Dax is down from the backbreaker to neckbreaker. Karen coaches Lethal on while comforting Jarrett.
Lethal goes to the corner, he climbs up, but Dax ROCKS him first! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Jarrett stands, Dax DECKS him! Then CHOPS Lethal! Dax coordiantes with Cash, they both climb up. But Jarrett goes after Cash! Cash throws hands, backs Jarrett down, but Jarrett ROCKS Cash! Sonjay anchors Cash! Mark reprimands but Jarrett POSTS Cash! Dax DECKS Jarrett, but Lethal CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! CHOP! CHOP! CHOP!! Dax finally falls after about five more chops! Lethal adjusts, aims, HAIL TO THE- NO, Dax trips him up! Dax climbs back up, brings Lethal up, for the SUPERPLEX!!
Dax rolls through, brings Lethal up, and Cash is up top, DOOMSDAY POWERBOMB!! Cash DIVES onto Jarrett!! Dax covers, but Sonjay drags him out!! The fans boo and Mark is upset, but Dax chases Sonjay! Sonjay gets in the ring, but Mark stops Dax? To then tell Sonjay he is EJECTED!!! Fans fire up and Dax loves it! Sonjay is furious, he brings Satnam with him and fans sing “HEY HEY HEY! GOOD BYE~!” Dax pats Mark on the back, but wait! Jarrett has a guitar! Dax moves, SMASH HIT on Mark!!! The ref is down!! Fans say Jarrett effed up but now Lethal runs in! LETHAL- NO! Dax blocks! SHATTER MACHINE!!!
Cover, but Mark is out! FTR should’ve won by now, but Mark is just out cold! Aubrey Edwards rushes out, but Sonjay stands in her way!! Aubrey tells her to get outta here, and then SHOVES him! But then Karen SMASH HITS Aubrey!!! Fans boo her more than they’ve ever booed her before! But FTR is in shock all the same! Lethal DOUBLE LETHAL INJECTIONS!!! But we still don’t have a ref!! Fans chant “F U KAREN!” but Karen flips off the fans and grabs the belts! She tells them to kiss this, and Jarrett gets in the ring. Jarrett gives Lethal a belt, he drags Dax up, and Lethal takes aim. But Dax BOOTS Lethal!
Dax ELBOWS Jarrett, and PILEDRIVERS Lethal! But Jarrett BELT SHOTS Dax! And hits THE STROKE!! Sonjay wakes Mark up in time for the cover, TWO?!?!?!? Mark was still woozy, that is what saved FTR! “This is Awesome!” “FTR!” “This is Awesome!” “FTR!” Jarrett is furious and tells Mark he screwed this up! He pie faces Mark!? Fans boo as Jarrett shoves Mark into the corner. Mark stands, Jarrett SLAPS him! Mark SLAPS back! SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, FTR wins!!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Mark did the right thing and called this down the middle! Triple J did the wrong thing by thinking they could just use him! FTR hug their friend, and they all celebrate! Are Mark and FTR finally done with Team Triple J?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Alex Marvez says Starks took care of business with the Bullet Club Gold in the Blackjack Battle Royal, but unfortunately did not win the International Championship. Starks says he did what he said he would by eliminating both Jay ‘n’ Juice, and- Oh no! BCG attacks Starks! Actually this is par for the course, but still! They beat him down for costing them the title, but then FTR rushes in! BCG run off, FTR help Starks to the medical area. Will Starks find some unlikely allies against the Switchblade & Rock Hard?
AEW Media catches up with Jericho and Saraya.
Both of them are furious after the Unsanctioned Match didn’t go Jericho’s way. “Did you see how I just lost the Unsanctioned Match to Adam Cole via referee stoppage? Adam Cole is insane! Adam Cole is a barbarian! Adam Cole is a bastard!” Saraya agrees, and Cole’s just like Britt! That B*TCH! Hitting them with kendo sticks!? What kind of a woman hits a man with a kendo stick?! They ask- NO, they DEMAND a mixed tag match on Dynamite! This has to stop! Jericho & Saraya VS Cole & Britt! This needs to stop! This is what happens when you mess with Jericho! Security tells Jericho to calm down but Saraya you don’t talk to him like that!
The security guard says he’s just doing his job. Saraya says fine. She backs off, and Jericho hits this guy with a FIREBALL!! No one tells Jericho to calm down, he’s a WIZARD!! But will Jericho & Saraya be able to burn the Undisputed Couple?
AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match: Wardlow VS Christian Cage w/ Luchasaurus!
The Maestro of Mayhem made it through the Monstar, but now he faces a monster. No, not the Right Hand of Destruction, but Captain Charisma, who is really more like the Chief of Cheap Shots. Christian insulted Wardlow’s deceased father and what supposed little impact he had on anyone’s life, and that is a step too far. Will Wardlow have a major impact on Christian’s life tonight? Or will Captain Charisma remind us that he is the Lord of Ladders?
Surprisingly, Christian has Luchasaurus leave ringside! Is Christian really going to do this 1v1? Does he really think he can survive doing this 1v1? The introductions are made, the belt is already high above, and we see who climbs over the other to bring it down!
The bell rings, fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” but Christian talks trash that he’s going to be champion. The two feel things out as they circle, and then Christian kicks low! And UPPERCUTS! Wardlow blocks the whip, kicks low, and CLUBS Christian down! Wardlow drags Christina back up, trophy lifts, but Christian slips off. Christian shoves Wardlow but Wardlow blows through the clothesline to then run Christian over! Wardlow winds up, Christiand ucks the lariat, and he chicken wings! But Wardlow powers out of the Killswitch to RAM into Christian at the corner! And again! Wardlow sits Christian down and fans fire up.
Wardlow goes out to DECK Christian from the outside. Wardlow goes for a ladder but Christian CLOBBERS Wardlow! Christian throws hands, Wardlow hits back. Wardlow puts Christian in the ring, gets a ladder, and fans fire up. But Christin DROPKICKS the ladder into Wardlow! And then PLANCHAS, but into the ladder! Wardlow paces and scowls while Christian crawls. Wardlow looks under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Vegas likes where this is going, because he gets another table! Wardlow sets those up at ringside, side by side, and then CLUBS Christian. Wardlow SMACKS Christian off the steel steps, and then again!
Wardlow brings Christian around and puts him on the tables. Wardlow throws down hands to keep Christian down, and then Wardlow goes into the ring. Wardlow climbs up, fans fire up, but Christian scrambles away! Fans boo but Wardlow hops down. Wardlow stalks Christian around the way, but Christian sucker punches Wardlow! And RAMS him into railing! Christian stalks Wardlow, gets a ladder, and he RAMS Wardlow down! Christian puts the ladder in the ring, then grabs a really big ladder and RAMS Wardlow with that! Christian makes that ladder a bridge between ring and railing, then goes under.
Wardlow knees low! And CLUBS Christian, and then puts him on the ladder. Wardlow CLUBS Christian more, then box jumps to the apron! Fans fire up, Wardlow brings Christian up, but Christian slips free to UPPERCUT! Christian trips Wardlow up! Wardlow gets crotched on rungs! Fans boo but Christian gets in the ring. Christian sets a ladder up but Wardlow crawls his way back in. Christian sees Wardlow, stomps him down, then stomps him right in the gut! Fans boo as Christian digs his boot in. Christian then sets the main ladder into a corner. Fans taunt Christian’s turtleneck, but he whips Wardlow. Wardlow reverses and Christian hits the ladder!
Wardlow reels Christian in but he slips under, to then RAM Wardlow into the ladder! Wardlow staggers about, Christian puts the ladder in the ropes, and then he puts Wardlow under the ladder. Christian has the legs, CATAPULT LADDER GUILLOTINE!! Fans boo while Wardlow clutches his head and neck, but Christian soaks up the heat. Christian brings the ladder around to be under the belt, and Christian climbs. Christian reaches up, gets fingertips on the belt, but Wardlow tips the ladder! HOTSHOT, and LARIAT! Wardlow catches his breath, brings the ladder up, then stomps Christian.
Wardlow climbs, but slowly, only for Christian to anchor his foot! Wardlow climbs back down to drag Christian up. Christian grabs the ladder to escape the bomb! Fans freak out, but Wardlow quickly yanks Christian back down! POWERSLAM! Fans fire up again and Wardlow decides to put the ladder down. Wardlow drags Christian up, trophy lifts him, and he walks around in a circle, SUPER AIRPLANE SPIN, to then DROP Christian on the ladder!! Christian sputters and falls out of the ring while fans cheer on “WARD~LOW!” Wardlow stands the ladder up, shakes out the junk, and climbs up.
But wait, Luchasaurus returns! The Right Hand shoves Christian into the ring and Christian goes after Wardlow! Christian drags Wardlow down, REVERSE DDT off the ladder! Wardlow writhes but Christian puts the ladder in a corner. Fans start to rally for Christian and we have a fan duel. Christian lines up his shot as Wardlow stands, and Christian runs in! But into a LOW BLOW! And then an Alabama Lift, ALABAMA SLAM on the ladder!! Wardlow then drags the ladder out, with Christian on it! Wardlow goes up the corner, fans fire up as Wardlow SWANTON BOMBS only onto ladder!!! Even Jeff Hardy would’ve reconsidered that!
Wardlow flops out to the apron and Christian picks the ladder up to RAM Wardlow down! Christian then sets ladder up under the belt and climbs. But ARN is here! Fans fire up as Arn coaches Wardlow up. Wardlow hurries up the corner, to LEAP into this ladder! The ladder breaks and they both fall down!! Fans lose their minds as Wardlow grabs his own leg. Was that Arn’s idea or what? Wardlow hobbles up, stands the busted ladder up, but no, this isn’t gonna work. Right? Wardlow still wants to try! A ref stabilizes it but that messes it up! Wardlow gets a new ladder, but Luchasaurus gets in! Choke grip, CHOKE SLAM!
Luchasaurus drags Wardlow up again, another CHOKE SLAM!! But Arn gets in!? Fans fire up as Luchasaurus turns around, and choke grips Arn!! But Arn BITES the hand!! Luchasaurus and Arn scrap, Luchasaurus’ finger is bleeding!? Arn has just pissed Luchasaurus off! Luchasaurus goes out to choke Arn! And he brings him to the table! But Wardlow SMACKS Luchasurus with a chair! And SMACKS him again! Luchasaurus is on the tables now! Fans are fired up as Wardlow positions perhaps the tallest ladder in the building! Arn helps stabilize and Wardlow climbs! SUPER SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!!
Now THAT is something Jeff Hardy would’ve done! Fans are electric and losing their minds while both big men are down in the wreckage! But Christian peeks his head out from under the ring! Christian sees an opening and hurries to get in! Christian grabs a ladder, Wardlow sits up, and fans rally up! Christian stands the ladder up, climbs up, but ARN gets in the ring! Christian has a finger on the belt! But Arn tips the ladder, Christian jumps off, but into Wardlow’s arms! POWERBOMB!! Arn resets the ladder, Wardlow climbs it, and Wardlow grabs the belt! Wardlow brings it down and WINS!
Winner: Wardlow (still AEW TNT Champion)
That was a war, and the Face of the Revolution stands tall! Will the Maestro of Mayhem continue to conduct chaos and dominate AEW?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Jamie Hayter VS Toni Storm!
A tale as old as time in pro-wrestling: two best friends are torn apart by success, ambition, jealousy and pride. The two were at odds even before Hayter defeated Storm to become champion, and things have only escalated from there. Will Hayter have to hit Storm even harder to end this? Or will being an Outcast be exactly what Storm needs to strike Hayter down?
But speaking of, where is Hayter? The music plays but she doesn’t appear. Storm acts all surprised, even though we know what The Outcasts did to her just last Friday. Wait, Soho & Saraya throw Hayter out on stage! They go after the bad arm and mug her! Soho has the belt, Saraya says “This is OUR house!” and then Storm goes out to meet her new friends. The Outcasts continue to mug Hayter, and Storm RAMS Hayter into railing! And then they pull her bad arm into the post! The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Storm lets off. Saraya says everyone in Vegas are losers, and Storm RAMS Hayter into the steel steps!
The ref tells them all to stop but the Outcasts put the arm against steps, to DROPKICK! And DROPKICK again! Fans boo, The Outcasts put Hayter in, and the ref tells them to stop. Hayter says ring the bell so the bell rings! Storm BOOTS Hayter, covers, TWO!! Storm stomps Hayter’s bad shoulder, fans rally up, and Storm drags Hayter up. Storm grinds the arm, Saraya pulls off a buckle pad, and Storm stomps the arm. Fans rally for Hayter but Storm stomps her. The pad is off, but here comes Britt! Didn’t Saraya think this would happen again?! Britt fires off on Saraya but Storm CHOKES Hayter!
The ref reprimands Storm, she lets off, but then the ref argues with Soho about the buckle pad. Storm whips, Hayter reverses, and Storm goes into the ref and Soho! Hayter gives Storm the HAYTEBREAKER!! Cover, the ref is here, TWO!! Storm survives and she distracts the ref, Soho undoes another pad! Hayter storms over, but gets SPRAY PAINT to the face!! SWEET HIP MUSIC!! Cover, TWO!!! Storm & Soho can’t believe Hayter survives! The ref argues with Soho, here comes SHIDA! Kendo stick SMACK for Soho! And then steel steps! Soho avoids the kendo stick, they brawl with forearms now!
Fans fire up for Shida but Storm is furious! Hayter RAMS Storm into bare buckles! HAYTERADE!! But it’s with the bad arm!! Hayter still manages to cover, TWO!!! Storm survives again but Hayter is just getting angrier! Hayter powers up, rips off the shoulder tape, and roars! Fans fire up as she kisses the bicep and drags Storm up again. HAYTER- NO, Storm gets around and shoves Hayter into buckles! STORM ZERO!! Cover, STORM WINS!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (NEW AEW Women’s World Champion)
The Lightning strikes twice, she is a TWO-TIME AEW Women’s World Champion! Though, it took everyone in the Outcast army to do it. Will AEW really be their house?
AEW World Trios Championships Open House Rules Open Challenge: The House of Black VS ???
Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews have radically and ruthlessly redefined what these titles are all about, from both the look to how you fight for them. The call was sent out to the world for any and all who would challenge them, so who has answered? It’s THE ACCLAIMED!! Billy Gunn, Anthony Bowens & Max Caster have been rolling as a trio, so they wanna take over everything! And of course, Platinum Max has a diss track!
“Platinum on the mic, are you not entertained? In Vegas, everybody loves The Acclaimed! We leaving Brody King in a sad place, lookin’ like a reject from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Yo, that might’ve been in bad taste, but how does Malakai get away with doing blackface? And Buddy acts all ominous, when he’s get cucked by a kid named Dominik! Yo, listen!” There’s a second verse!? “Yo, we have you on your backs in five minutes. How’s it the House of Black with no Black guys in it? And you can keep the advantage, we don’t need a special rule to kick your emo asses!” Bowens says, “LAAAAS VEGAAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if Caster’s mouth just wrote a check Daddy Ass can’t cash!
Fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” as the trios sort out. Bowens and Malakai start, and Bowens says he ain’t scared of the House. The two circle, tie up, and go around. Bowens and Malakai break, then reset. They go again, Malakai waistlocks but Bowens wrenches. Malakai wrenches, Bowens wrenches, repeat, and Malakai clamps onto the arm. Bowens wrenches back, but Malakai waistlocks. Bowens elbows free, but Malakai doesn’t even flinch! Malakai even smirks! Bowens and Malakai circle again, tie up, and Bowens headlocks. Malakai headlocks back, Bowens throws Malakai away but Malakai runs him over!
Malakai brings Bowens up, whips but Bowens reverses, only for Malakai roll off his back! Fans cheer as Malakai sits cross-legged. Bowens sits with Malakai! Fans fire up and Bowens shows off the scissor fingers~! Malakai is not amused as Bowens eggs him on. They both stand, Malakai KICKS Bowens, tags Buddy, and Buddy goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Buddy wrenches Bowens but fans chant “DOMINIK!” The only place that will… Buddy wrangles Bowens to an armlock but Bowens endures. Bowens fights up, whips, rolls Buddy up, TWO! Buddy wrenches, Bowens ROCKS him!
Fans chant “WE WANT MAMI!” as Buddy swings., Bowens dodges, kicks and runs to KOTARU KRUSHER! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Caster, the Acclaimed double whip, trip and then Bowens runs up, Buddy shoves him back, kicks at Caster, but Bowens DROPKICKS him out! Caster APRON BACK SUPLEXES! Caster puts Buddy in, hurries after and covers, TWO! Fans fire up and Caster drags Buddy up. Buddy knees low! Tag to Malakai and he runs, but Caster keeps up with him. Caster hurdles, drops, then DROPKICKS! But Malakai BOOTS back! Malakai bumps Caster off buckles and tags Brody.
The Kings of the Black Throne mug Caster, whip him corner to corner, but Caster dodges Malakai to send him at Brody! Malakai rolls over Brody’s back, Caster BOOTS Brody, then dodges Brody. Malakai BOOTS Caster into Brody’s LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Caster survives, but Brody drags him up to CHOP! Caster falls to ropes, Brody tags Malakai back in. They double whip Caster to ropes, but Caster holds ropes. Caster BOOTS Malakai, dodges Brody and DROPKICS him out! Caster CHOPS Malakai, bumps him off buckles, and then tags Bowens. The Acclaimed hold Malakai into SMASH in the corner!
Caster ELBOWS, Bowens ELBOWS, then feed to the scoop SLAM! Bowens goes up, fans fire up, SCISSOR ME- NO, Malakai boots Caster away and catches Bowens into a KNEEBAR! Brody goes after Billy and Buddy throws Caster out! Buddy FLYING CLOTHELINES Caster, Brody RAMS Billy into steel steps! Bowens endures the kneebar and the heel hook added on! Brody hoots and barks and fans join him. Brody runs in to CROSSBODY Billy into railing! Bowens reaches, grabs the ropes, but House Rules says NO Ropebreaks! Bowens drags himself up with the ropes, Malakai stays on him, and Bowens stands to kick Malakai!
Malakai lets go but Bowens hobbles and falls over. Fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” but Bowens throws forearms. Malakai hits back, Bowens blocks a kick to spin and fireman’s carry, but Malakai fights! Bowens still hits the USHIGOROSHI, but it was on the bad leg! Both men are down, fans rally up, and Bowens crawls to an empty corner. Malakai stands to trip Bowens and KNEE him int he face! Then a dropdown, takedown, KNEEBAR!! Bowens endures, Malakai drags him over, tag to Buddy! Buddy goes up, METEORA!! Then Buddy BLASTS Caster, hits Billy, but Billy is pissed! But the ref has him stay back!
Buddy smirks and he goes back to Bowens. Buddy drops a knee on the bad leg, tags Malakai, and Buddy pulls on the leg. Malakai kicks Bowens around, fans rally up, and Malakai stalks Bowens to a corner. Malakai stomps Bowens, drags him around by the leg, and has an INVERTED CALF KILLER! Bowens endures, reaches, gets the ropes but still no break. Bowens drags himself up with the ropes and he throws hands! Malakai wobbles, Bowens fires a strike fest! Malakai runs in, Bowens dodges to SUPERKICK! Bowens falls and Malakai is out on his feet! Bowens crawls, Malakai staggers, but Malakai STOMPS Bowens!
Tag to Buddy, he goes after the leg on the ropes, HIP DROP! Another HIP DROP! And then a KNEE DROP! Buddy kicks Bowens around, stays between him and Caster, and puts him in the corner. Fans chant “Who’s Your Mommy?” at Buddy as he KNEE – NO, Bowens puts him on the apron! But Buddy pulls Bowens’ ear! Bowens dropkicks Buddy’s leg out! Bowens crawls, reaches for Caster, but Buddy drags him back! Brody tags in to SENTON! Brody drags Bowens up to CHOP him back down! Brody stomps Bowens to the corner, CHOPS him again, and then he brings Bowens up. Bowens throws body shots!
Bowens JAWBREAKERS, ROLLING ELBOWS, and then runs in, but Brody catches Bowens! Brody RAMS Bowens into a corner, then CHOPS him down! Fans hoot with Brody, but the ref keeps Caster and Billy from getting in. Brody BLASTS them for the hell of it! And then CANNONBALL! Cover on Bowens, but Caster breaks it! Malakai TOSSES Caster out! Then RAMS him into steel steps! Billy is furious but Buddy tags in. Buddy hoists Bowens up, DANTE’S- NO, Bowens slips free to shove Brody into Buddy! Brody runs in but Bowens dumps him out! Buddy drags Bowens away, goes to the ropes, but Bowens BOOTS Buddy up and out!
Bowens crawls, Malakai returns and he drags Bowens! Bowens BOOTS Malakai away! Bowens hurries, fans fire up, but Brody drags Billy down! Billy whips Brody into railing for that! Buddy gets Bowens but Bowens ENZIGURIS! Buddy BOOTS back, goes up, leaps into a SUPERKICK!! Both men are down and Billy is back! Bowens crawls, hot tag to Billy! Daddy Ass DECKS Malakai, DECKS him again, then DECKS Buddy! SPLASH in a corner for Buddy! SPLASH in a corner for Malakai! Billy scoops Buddy for a BACKBREAKER! Malakai runs in, into a COBRA CLUTCH SLAM! Brody is back to CHOP! Billy says F YOU! FAMOUSER!!
Billy throws Buddy out but Buddy ROCKS, GAMANGIRIS, but then gets a GUILLOTINE FAMOUSER!! Billy says “SUCK IT!” but turns around into BLACK MASS!!! Cover, The House wins!
Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
That heel kick was #TheEnd, and as Julia Hart says, The House always wins. Sin City belongs to them, will anyone ever be able to beat the stacked deck?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling & Leila Grey VS Taya Valkyrie!
The last time these two faced off, Mark Sterling made it illegal for La Wera Loca to use the Chicken Wing Facebuster because it “belongs” to #ThatBitch. However, this rematch has set Taya free to do whatever move she wants! Will she be the one in 59-1? Or will nothing stop the storm that’s coming?
Jade gets Big Boss Vette to do a live performance of Pretty Girls Walk, and then the introductions are made. The belt is raised, as are the stakes, and we see who walks away with the jackpot!
The bell rings, Taya rushes in, throws forearms, and goes for chicken wings! Jade switches, Taya elbows free, and Jade gets mad now. They go forehead to forehead, and they fire off more forearms! Fans fire up as Taya gets the edge, but then Jade ducks. Taya SLAPS Jade down! Jade scrambles to ropes, Taya runs in, Jade dodges, Taya redirects and CLOBBERS Jade! Fans duel, Taya UPPERCUTS at the corner then snapmares, to run and SLIDING LARIAT! Jade bails out fast and Sterling is there to coach her up. But Taya climbs the corner! Taya CROSSBODIES and wipes out Sterling!! Fans fire up with Taya, but Jade BOOTS her down!
Jade fires up and fans fire up with her now! Jade puts Taya in, “Let’s go!” Jade stomps Taya, drags her up, whips her to a corner, but Taya reverses. Taya runs in but into an elbow! Jade boots but Taya blocks to put her in ropes! KNEE and SLINDING GERMAN!! Fans fire up but Leila talks trash. Taya tells her to stop, but then Leila grabs at Taya! Taya KICKS Leila away, but Leila tries again! Jade BOOTS Taya down! Fans boo but Leila says whatever. Jade drags Taya up, and snap suplexes her to the floor! Jade flexes, she brings Taya up and into the ring, then drags Taya up. Jade whips her to a corner, runs in, and SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Jade grows annoyed but she drags Taya up. Jade TOSSES Taya out, then swaggers around. Taya gets up, Jade goes out to CLUB her down. Taya and Jade scrap, and Jade fireman’s carries, to SNAKE EYES Taya off the railing! Jade CHOKES Taya but the ref reprimands. Jade puts Taya in, kicks her around, then has a motorcycle stretch. Taya endures, fans rally and duel, but Jade digs her boot into Taya’s shoulder blade! Taya fights up, fans rally, and Taya arm-drags free! Jade returns but Taya LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Taya keeps on Jade with a whip, but Jade reverses to ROCK Taya! Jade reels Taya in, short arm LARIAT!
Jade says she is the number one champ! And she short arm LARIATS again! Jade drags Taya up, fans chant “JADE~BERG!” as she clotheslines again! Fans are torn but Taya throws body shots! Taya fires off forearms, runs, but Jade gets her for a SLEEPER! But Taya powers up, BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and fans are fired up! Taya pounds the mat, fans rally up, and Jade goes to the apron. Taya runs in, Jade ROCKS her! Jade springboards?! But into a CODE BREAKER!! Both women are down and fans fire up! Taya slaps herself to fire back up, and she goes to Jade.
Taya throws a forearm, Jade throws it back! They go back and forth, fans rally, and Jade whips. Taya reverses to drop toehold! QUEEN ANGELITO STRETCH!! Jade endures, Taya drags her back! Taya relocks the legs, QUEEN ANGELITO STOMP!! Cover, TWO!!! Jade survives and Leila says that’s right! Leila is on the apron, the ref tells her to get down. Taya storms up, Leila swings but Taya BOOTS her down! But Jade rolls Taya! TWO!! Taya stands, Jade runs in, but into a SPEAR!! Taya drags Jade back up, chicken wings, ROAD TO VALHALL!!!! Cover, TWO!??!? How?! Fans cannot believe it, and neither can Sterling!
Taya drags Jade up, fireman’s carries, but Jade slips off! Jade kicks, Taya wobbles, and Jade chicken wings! JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
SIXTY! AND! ZERO! Sterling gets the mic to say that Jade is undefeated! She has DOMINATED everyone put in front of her, and she is even prepared to wrestle for this title any time! Any place! “But the problem is, there is nobody left!” Jade flexes, but wait. Who is that? Is that… KRIS STATLANDER!? The Galaxy’s Greatest is back again! Sterling is freaking out, he didn’t think this was gonna happen! But Jade says she’s a woman of her word, it’s go time!!
AEW TBS Championship Open Challenge: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling & Leila Grey VS Kris Statlander!
The bell rings, Kris dodges the boot and fires off forearms! Jade shoves Kris but Kris ROUNDHOUSES!! Vegas is thunderous as Kris forearm smashes in the corner! Then BOOT WASHES! Kris drags Jade out, suplexes, holds it, but Jade knees free! Jade CLUBS Kris and BOOTS her down! Jade chicken wings, but Kris fights it! Kris elbows free, scoops Jade, tucks her, BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!!!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall (NEW AEW TBS Champion)
You double down, you lose twice as big! 60-1 is where Jade’s streak ends, all because Kris had #SundayNightFever! Confetti flies as we finally have a second-ever TBS Champion!! Sterling is furious but it is all HIS fault! Will Kris finally reach a new stratosphere now that she has gold?
[Coverage will continue in the morning]
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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (5/26/23)
The Acclaimed are on a Rampage!
Get ready to scissor in Sin City!
Just days before Double or Nothing, AEW Rampage sees The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn continue in trios action! Will they be aiming for The House of Black soon enough?
- Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS La Faccion Ingobernable; The Acclaimed & Billy win.
- Six Man Tag: Ethan Page & The Gunns VS ???; Ethan & The Gunns win.
- Britt Baker & Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir; Britt & Shida win.
- Best Friends VS Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey; Moriarty & Morrissey win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS La Faccion Ingobernable!
Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass won the Tres de Mayo Trios Battle Royal over three weeks ago and are still building momentum in the Trios Division. But will they be able to bring down Rush, Dralistico & Preston Vance? Or will LFI make Sin City tranquilo?
But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “Acclaimed in the house, we the nicest ever. This is not a game, this is not Fight Forever. Rush, you’re losing your cred. How you gonna fight us with all your pubes on your head? Wait, is this guy from Tijuana, bro? He looks like the dominatrix at the donkey show! We’ll make your crew say adios. Acclaimed here to win this match mas rapido!” Bowens gets the mic to say, “LAAAAS VEGAAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And he does~! But will this be muy bien for The Acclaimed? Or muy malo?
The trios sort out and fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Bowens starts against Dralistico and the two circle. Dralistico copies the conducting of the choir, and even offers the scissor finger. Bowens goes to accept but Dralistico kicks low! Dralistoco CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS! But Bowens turns things around to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Dralistico CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Bowens CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Bowens whips, Dralistico goes up and over and then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Bowens comes back with a mule kick, front kick, and KOTARO KRUSHER! Fans fire up because “EVERYONE Loves The Acclaimed!”
But Dralistico gets away and tags in Perro Peligroso. Bowens tags in Caster, and The Dangerous Dog circles with Platinum Max. They tie up, Vance headlocks, and Caster powers up and out. Vance runs Caster over, mocks the scissors, then runs. Caster drops, hurdles, then arm-drags! Caster has Vance’s arm and thrusts with it! Then Caster clamps the armlock, but Vance fights up to ROCK him with a forearm! Vance whips, Caster ducks ‘n’ dodges, and leaps, but into Vance’s arms! Vance FALL AWAY SLAMS Caster towards his corner! Billy tags in and fans fire up! Billy is a big man, just like Vance.
Billy takes off the brand new “I ♥ 2 Scissor” shirt, and shows off the DADDY ABS! Billy raises the hands, calling for a test of strength. Vance goes to oblige, but then Billy tells him “SUCK IT!” Fans fire up but Vance CHOPS Billy! Vance tells Billy to “SUCK IT!” then runs, but into a scoop! Billy carries Vance around, to FALL AWAY SLAM! What Vance can do, Billy can do better! Billy scoops and SLAMS Vance, tags Bowens in, but then Rush rushes in to ROCK Billy! Dralistico attacks Bowens and Caster, the LFI turn things around as they throw out Billy and Bowens. Billy is sent into the steps! Bowens and Caster are sent into railing!
Fans rally for The Acclaimed but the LFI all stomp away on Caster in the ring. The LFI mock the scissors, and then just flip off Caster before raising the LFI fists. Fans boo while Rampage goes picture in picture.
The LFI mug Caster more, then Rush CHOPS him in a corner. Dralistico CHOPS Caster, and then Vance stands Caster back up to CHOP him, too! LFI double whip Caster corner to corner, Dralistico runs in to SPLASH, and then Vance runs in to clothesline! Rush powers up, runs, and jumps just to BOOT Caster! Rush rolls back to tranquilo while the rest of LFI raise the fists. Fans rally for The Acclaimed while Vance bumps Caster off buckles. Vance then runs to BOOT Bowens! Rush drags Caster out, throws body shots, and then he and Dralistico put Caster back in for Vance. Vance then sends Caster back out to them, to send into railing!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but then LFI brawls with The Acclaimed on the outside! Rampage returns to single picture as fans chant “REF YOU SUCK!” Billy is sent into railing, and Dralistico dumps Bowens over into the front row! Vance keeps on Caster while Dralistico HEADBUTTS Bowens while he’s sitting on a fan’s lap! The fans help Bowens get up, Vance drags Caster up and tags in Dralistico. Dralistico CHOPS, then throws forearm after forearm. Dralistico goes side to side for a SUPERKICK! Dralistico lounges up top and the fans boo. Dralistico drags Caster up to whip but Caster blocks!
Dralistico CHOPS Caster, has him in an open corner, and he whips Caster corner to corner again. Caster dodges the splash! Dralistico rushes back after Caster, Caster dodges, and they DOUBLE LARIAT! Both men are down, they crawl for their teams, hot tags to Vance and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on LFI! He SPLASHES Vance in a corner, brings him out, kicks low and, well, “SUCK IT!” FAMOUSER!! Cover, but Jose helps with the ropebreak! Fans boo, they know the truth! Jose mocks the scissor fingers while celebrating his antics. But Caster tosses Jose in! Billy drags Jose up while Caster RAMS Dralistico into railing!
Bowens RAMS Rush into railing on the other side, then goes to the corner. Billy scoop SLAMS Jose into position! Bowens is up top, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Jose flounders out of the ring, and the fans fire up as The Acclaimed- NO, Rush & Dralistico drag Caster & Bowens out of the ring! Billy swings on Vance but he dodges, to DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, Caster breaks it! Caster says Billy but Rush CLOBBERS Caster! Billy is in the corner, Rush stomps him! Fans boo, but El Toro Blanco says “When you mess with the bull,” only to turn around into Bowens’ Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK!!
Rush bails out, but Dralistico springboards in, FLYING CODE BREAKER! Dralistico drags Bowens up, but Bowens wrenches and clinches, THE ARRIVAL! Caster hurries, he tags in off Billy and climbs up! MIC DROP!! Cover, The Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall
A fast ‘n’ furious battle, and Daddy Ass and his boys make it through! Bowens gets the mic to say, “How we doin’ tonight, Vegas?” Fans cheer, they’re doing great! “The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass, we feel the exact same way, because we’ve been running through this Trios Division all month long! And seeing as though we are in Vegas, I think we should do some gambling. What do you say?” Bowens says that if Vegas is gonna gamble, maybe Sunday night, remember this: The House always wins, but never bet on Black! Because EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED! Bowens, Caster & Billy call out Malakai, Brody & Buddy, will the scissors cut down the House of Black?
Six Man Tag: Ethan Page & The Gunns VS ???
From one trios match to another, All Ego & The Ass Boys are taking on The Hardy Party at Double or Nothing, with Ethan’s contract on the line! Will Ethan, Austin & Colten be rolling into Sunday to exact revenge on Matt & Jeff?
The trios sort out, Austin starts against ??? and the two circle. Ethan & Colten distract ???, and Austin CLOBBERS him! Austin swaggers, then tags in Colten. Colten drags ??? up, puts him in the corner and stomps away on him! The ref counts, Colten lets off to tell her to shut up! Tag to Austin, Austin stomps a mudhole now, but the ref counts again. Austin lets off and shouts, then tags Colten back in. The Gunns whip, body shot, knee lift, and then LARIAT! Fans boo but the Gunns soak it up. Colten says if Ethan wants some, here he goes. Tag to Ethan and he soaks up the heat while trotting around ???
Ethan stomps ??? then brings him up, only to get a JAWBREAKER! Hot tag to 222! The Gunns jump in but Austin misses, Colten gets a BOOT, and then Austin gets a haymaker! 222 throws more heavy hands, but then Ethan BOOTS him down! Fans boo as Ethan looms over 222 and shouts, “Are you kidding me?” The Gunns take care of ??? and 333 by throwing them into the railing! Ethan puts 222 up, crosses the arms, ICONOCLASM! And then he and the Gunns get 222 up, feed to the 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, Ethan & The Gunns win!
Winners: Ethan Page & The Gunns, by pinfall
Ethan isn’t done, either, he wants a mic! A mic is given, and Ethan says he wants to talk to the “bozos” in Vegas. “Shut up, you basic ass civilians.” Ethan doesn’t care if anyone here was watching, he wants The Hardy Boyz to have been watching. Because if so, they just saw what a REAL three man crew, a REAL trio, can do! A REAL team! And on Sunday, guess we won’t find out what the Hardy Party can do because these three took out Kassidy! FOR GOOD! So it is clearly going to be 3v2 now. But wait, here come the Hardy Boys! Fans fire up as Matt & Jeff are on stage, and Jeff has a mic of his own!
Jeff says, “The Ass Boys are looking good out here on Rampage with a boost of ego. This Sunday, the Egos will be DELETED, compliments of us.” Matt tells Ethan that his contract and his ass will belong to Matt now! If they have to fight 3v2, they’re not afraid to. Because to them, fear is only a four letter word. Wait, Kassidy is here with a neck brace? Ethan mocks them to come on down, and Austin mocks the moaning and squealing. Kassidy says unfortunately, the doctor did not clear him to compete. However… He found a replacement. It’s HOOK!! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil did help Hardy Party in the Firm Deletion, so he has returned to help them again!
Fans fire up as Hook follows the Hardy Boys to the ring, and that sends Ethan & The Gunns running! Will the remnants of The Firm be torn down once and for all now that Kassidy has #SentHook?
Backstage interview with Naturally Limitless.
Lexi Nair is with Keith Lee & Dustin Rhodes, and we all know things have been heating up between them and the now Mogul Embassy. It has just been announced that Swerve Strickland and Brian Cage are both in the Blackjack Battle Royal, as are they. What does that mean for them? Imagine that, huh? Swerve and Cage in a battle royal. So after Keith & Dustin eliminate them, because this is all for the International Championship, then Keith & Dustin can just eliminate everyone else and then make a decision on who wins it all. Dustin is confident he and Keith can come to an agreement.
But Swerve and Cage, you know it’s heated. You know it’s coming. Be ready. Keith adds that if the Embassy is in this, then he can’t wait! Keith heads out, and Dustin hopes Swerve saw that. Will nothing stop Keith & Dustin settling things with Swerve’s House this Sunday?
Britt Baker & Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir!
While The Doctor & The Full Metal Warrior couldn’t put away the Outcasts, they are sticking together in this ongoing battle of AEW Homegrowns and everyone else. Will these former AEW Women’s World Champions prove they are still a formidable team? Or will the Vicious Vixens be a major problem for them?
The teams sort out, Shida starts against Nyla as no strangers to each other. They circle, and then Nyla kicks low and CLUBS Shida on the back! Nyla bumps Shida off buckles, then tags in Marina. The Vixens double whip, but Shida ducks the double ax handles to shove Marina into Nyla, and then shove them both into a corner! Shida runs corner to corner to KNEE them both down! Shida then snap suplexes Marina onto Nyla! Fans fire up with Shida and she points to Britt. Fans fire up as Shida tags in Britt! Britt fires off on Marina, but Marina shoves her back. Britt dodges, comes back, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!
Britt keeps on Marina with hammering elbows, then she wraps on a chinlock. Britt brings Marina up but Marina blocks the suplex. Britt powers up and still suplexes Marina up and over! Cover, TWO! Britt brings Marin up, ROCKS her, and then whips her to ropes. Marina reverses to CHOP and BOOT Britt down! Marina scowls, storms up on Britt, and tags in Nyla. The Vixens mug Britt in the corner, and Nyla CHOKES Britt on the ropes! Nyla laughs right into the corner camera before she lets go at 4. Fans boo as Nyla stands on Britt and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Nyla lets off as the ref counts, and then Nyla drags Britt up. Nyla scoops Britt to SLAM her down, then she soaks up the heat. Nyla stomps Britt, drags her up, and scoops to SLAM her again! Nyla mocks the “D! M! D!” and then stalks Britt to scoop her again. Britt slips off, but Nyla choke grips her for a CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Marina and Shida shout at each other, and Nyla brings Britt up to CLUB her on the back. Nyla bumps Britt off buckles, tags Marina, and Marina fires off body shots! Marina kicks Britt’s legs out, then tags Nyla back in. The Vixens drag Britt up to whip her hard into the corner!
Marina whips Nyla in to SPLASH! And then Nyla feeds Britt to Marina’s BOOT! Marina taunts Shida, clamps onto Britt with an armlock, and she grinds Britt down. Britt endures, reaches out, throws slapping hands on Marina, but then Marina whips Britt back into the corner! Nyla tags back in, the Vixens mug Britt more, and Nyla RAMS Britt in the corner! And again! And again! Nyla sits Britt down, digs her boot in, and mockingly counts along with the ref before letting off at 4. Nyla snapmares, clamps claws onto Britt’s shoulders, and Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and the Vixens double whip Britt into their corner again! Marina sends Nyla in but Britt avoids the splash! Marina hurries after Britt, misses, and she stubs a toe on the ropes! Gotta be careful going barefoot! Hot tag to Shida! Shida dodges Marina, ENZIGURIS her down, then rolls to SHOTEI Nyla! Marina throws a forearm, but Shida throws a flurry in return! Fans fire up with Shida as she just hammers away on Marina! Marina staggers around, swings, but Shida DECKS her! Shida puts Marina in a corner, climbs up, and Shida rains down more fists! The fans count along and Shida gets all the way to TEN!
Shida roars, brings Marina out with a kick, and then adjusts up top to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Shida tags Britt then runs to ROCK Nyla! Britt brings Marina up, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, but Nyla scoop SLAMS Shida onto it! Nyla is mad and she hoists Britt up. Nyla hangs Britt out to dry, then goes to the corner! Nyla climbs, aims, but Shida saves her from the knee! Nyla runs back in, but Shida & Britt dump her out hard! And then a METEORA to the floor wipes the Native Beast out! Britt has a glove, she spells it out, “D! M! D!” But Marina CHOPS, KICKS and KICKS! But Britt dodges to SUPERKICK!
Britt hurries to ripcord and- NO, Marina gets around to ripcord and SAYANAGI! Cover, TWO into a ghost pin! TWO into the RINGS OF SATURN! Shida is in, KATANA puts Marina into the LOCK JAW!! Marina is OUT, the ref calls it! Britt & Shida win!
Winners: Britt Baker & Hikaru Shida, by submission
A hard fought victory for the Doctor and the Warrior! But wait, The Outcasts are on the tron! And they’re all shaking their heads but smirking as they stand over JAMIE HAYTER! They went after her backstage! Shida & Britt hurry to the back but the damage has been done! Will Hayter be able to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship after this?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, ahead of the Blackjack Battle Royal, Lee Moriarty & Big Bill take on Best Friends. Let’s see which team comes out on top. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor have the hot hand going into the International Championship match? Or will #TAIGASTYLE and the human skyscraper make bust them already?
Best Friends VS Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey!
As Best Friends make their entrance, we see their best amigos, Bandido, Komander and even The Lucha Brothers all watching from the front row. They’re all going to be in the battle royal, too, and well, look at that. It would seem The Superbad Squad and the Varsity Athletes had the same idea. They’re all together in one section watching this in person, too.
Anyway, the teams sort out and Moriarty starts against Chuck. They circle, Chuck does some drop steps, and then the two tie up. Chuck waistlocks, wrenches an arm, then wristlocks. Moriarty works on the escape, but Chuck cranks the wrist. Moriarty stomps a leg, rolls and kips up to then arm-drag free. Chuck backs off and Moriarty does his dance. Fans boo but Bill cheers. Trent tags in and he circles with Moriarty. They tie up, Moriarty gets around to a waistlock but Trent switches. Moriarty switches back, Trent switches again, but Moriarty elbows free and hits a headlock takeover.
Trent headscissors, Moriarty kips free and hits another headlock takeover. Trent headscissors again, Moriarty kips free again, and fans cheer the standoff. Moriarty does his dance and fans boo again. Moriarty claps at Trent, but Trent offers a handshake. Moriarty accepts, but he sees the cheap shot coming! Trent laughs it off, but Moriarty rakes the eyes! Moriarty CHOPS Trent to ropes, whips him, but Trent reverses. Chuck hits Moriarty, but Moriarty DECKS him! But then Trent CLOBBERS Moriarty! Fans fire up with Trent and he brings Moriarty up. Trent CHOPS Moriarty down, then tags Chuck.
Best Friends double whip Moriarty to a corner, then Trent sends Chuck in to clothesline! Trent runs in to ELBOW! Trent brings Moriarty out, Best Friends double suplex! They both flex on Morrissey, then SLAM Moriarty down! Fans cheer but Big Bill runs in! He breaks the double clothesline to DOUBLE LARIAT the Best Friends! Bill clotheslines Chuck out, then he whips Trent corner to corner hard! Trent tumbles up and out and Bill paces. Best Friends are down while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Bill goes out to stomp Trent around, then stalks Trent. Bill rains down fists on Trent, but Chuck is after Moriarty! Chuck whips but Moriarty reverses to send Chuck into railing! Bill drags Trent up, ROCKS him, and Moriarty puts Chuck in the ring. Moriarty drags Chuck up, UPPERCUTS him, and then CHOKES him on the ropes! The ref counts, Moriarty lets off, and he distracts the ref so Bill can BOOT Chuck down! Moriarty covers, TWO! Moriarty drags Chuck up, the Varsity Athletes and Superbad Squad aren’t impressed with any of this, but Bill tags in. Bill throws body shots, the Lucha Brothers cheer Chuck on.
Bill digs his boot in, but steps off as the ref counts, and Moriarty CHOKES Chuck now! Trent protests but Moriarty scurries away. Bill soaks up the heat from Vegas, then he DECKS Chuck! Bill drags Chuck up, ROCKS him again, then tags in Moriarty. They mug Chuck, stomp away on him, and the ref counts. Moriarty lets off and roars, then goes back to Chuck. Moriarty drags Chuck up to wrench an arm into an ELBOW BREAKER! Moriarty snapmares Chuck, wraps him up, but Chuck fights the straitjacket. Moriarty turns Chuck over and hammerlocks an arm, to then SNAP LOCK it!
Chuck endures, even as Moriarty bridges over! Moriarty then goes back around to SNAP LOCK the arm again! Chuck endures, Moriarty bridges again, and then SNAP LOCKS a third time! Chuck manages to sit up, he throws some elbows, and he gets free! Only for Moriarty to DECK Trent with a cheap shot! Moriarty CLUBS Chuck, brings him around and tosses him out! The ref is distracted with Moriarty and Bill goes over to run at Chuck. But Chuck dodges, and the big boot from Big Bill gets stuck on the railing! That’s not good for Little Willie! Rampage returns to single picture and Moriarty rushes out! Chuck dodges and slides in, to hot tag Trent!
Fans fire up as Trent gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX Moriarty! And then GERMAN SUPLEX again! And HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Moriarty flops out of the ring. Trent builds speed to DIVE, but into Big Bill’s big hands! APRON CHOKE SLAM!! The Lucha Amigos all wince from that and Trent flops to the floor. Bill drags Trent up, puts him in the ring, and then he tags in. Bill runs in at Trent, but Trent dodges the splash! Bill hits buckles and maybe even post! Trent half nelsons but Bill elbows free, only to get a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! Trent then reels Bill back in, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF!!
Fans fire up with Best Friends, and Best Friends HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Trent then drags Bill up while Chuck climbs the corner. But Moriarty CLUBS Chuck down off the corner! Bill turns Alabama Lift into Canadian Rack, but Trent slips free! Trent runs, but into the BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!! Fans fire up from that feat of strength, and Bill tags Moriarty. They haul Trent up, Bill full nelsons and Moriarty gets the legs, NARAKU!! Cover off the full nelson swinging bomb, but Chuck breaks it!! Fans fire up as Best Friends survive! Moriarty drags Chuck up to TOSS him! Tag to Bill and they go back to Trent.
Moriarty wants Bill to go to the corner and Bill climbs up. Moriarty brings Trent up, but Chuck anchors Bill! Trent sends Moriarty into Little Willie! Moriarty flops out of the ring, and Best Friends fire off hands on Bill! They adjust Bill’s position up there, then climb up after him! DOUBLE SUPERPLEX!! Trent crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Bill survives and the Varsity Athletes are amused. The Lucha Amigos rally for Trent & Chuck as Chuck reels Bill in. But Moriarty slides in to claw Chuck’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Trent whips Moriarty. Moriarty reverses to send Trent out and then BOOT him down!
But Chuck kicks Moriarty and reels him in! AWFUL WAFFLE!! But Bill BOOTS Chuck!! Bill choke grips, and SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAMS him!! Cover, Bill & Moriarty win!
Winners: Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall
Moriarty & Morrissey stand tall, but this was in tag team action. The battle royal is every man for himself, will it come down to these two at the end? Wait, they go up to the Lucha Amigos to talk some trash, and Bandido gives thumbs down right to their faces. Bill shoves Bandido, so Bandido throws a forearm! Moriarty goes after Bandido, the Lucha Brothers go after Moriarty and Bill! And then Butcher, Blade, Kip, and the Varsity Athletes join in! People are sent into railing, and the Varsity Athletes mug Trent in the ring! Sterling tells them to keep going, but here comes ORANGE CASSIDY himself!
The Freshly Squeezed International Champion is here, he runs the Varsity Athletes off swinging his backpack, but the other entrants are still brawling it out on the outside! Cassidy shows off the prize, but here comes THE MACHINE! Brian Cage storms his way down to the ring, but here comes KEITH LEE! He and Dustin Rhodes storm their way down to the ring, and they add a lot of beef to the brawl! Naturally Limitless mugs Cage, the Varsity Athletes still mug Trent, and Cassidy just looks around at the chaos. But then “Whose House? SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve is here in person, but he doesn’t seem in any rush to save Cage.
Keith eyes Swerve from the ramp, but Dustin still throws hands on Cage. Keith storms up after Swerve, but Swerve laughs and dares him to follow backstage. Cage turns things around on Dustin, all the other teams keep beating on each other! If this is how it is to close Rampage, how much wilder will it get when the title is on the line?
A really good Rampage for the go-home of Double or Nothing, and obviously since we didn’t see the traditional pre-battle-royal brawl on Dynamite, of course we saw it here to close the show. The main event tag match was great stuff, and what a great surprise that Best Friends didn’t win! The go-home math now says Moriarty & Morrissey aren’t winning, though I would love if one of them did have a belt. Honestly, they’re trying to make it seem like Cassidy is going to retain the title, since almost everyone else in the battle royal either A) has a feud going already or B) just isn’t at midcard champion level yet.
For example, Swerve & Cage VS Keith & Dustin. We should’ve had some kind of blowoff way sooner than this, maybe on a themed Dynamite and in a No Disqualification style match. Same thing for Ricky Starks, Jay White and Juice Robinson being in this match. But that problem goes all the way back to how AEW handled Starks VS Jericho and the Jericho Appreciation Society. In the end, if anyone new is winning this belt, I would actually want it to be Komander. Komander is still with AAA, so I would love to see him do a tour of Mexico with the title the same way Pac toured the UK with it to establish that first reign.
Decent squash match from Ethan & Gunns beating those jobbers we never even got the names of, and great promo with Hardy Party to establish a new take on the Six Man Tag. Hook joining is a natural choice given he helped the Hardys against The Firm before, but something about this feels like the same backwards pacing as we’ve seen with Starks. The Hardys should’ve turned the contract control tables on Ethan way before The Firm Deletion, with The Firm Deletion being the blowoff that sends the Hardys and Ethan in different directions. Hook & Hardys will definitely win, and we will get who knows how many months of shenanigans where Matt orders Ethan around.
Really good women’s tag match with Britt & Shida winning, even though there’s nothing to win for women’s tag teams in AEW anymore/right now. But of course The Outcasts attack Hayter 3v1 to put her on the defensive. This go-home math would mean Hayter overcomes the odds because she has Britt & Shida helping against Saraya & Ruby. Personally, I’m hoping Taya Valkyrie beats Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship, so that Jade can then jump up to the world title scene and really just tear into all six ladies. What bigger way to lead into AEW Collision, AEW All In and AEW All Out this Summer than with Jade finally being more than the midcard champion?
And great stuff at the beginning with The Acclaimed VS LFI. I just knew Acclaimed would find a way to win and then call out The House of Black. Apparently House of Black issued an open challenge for Double or Nothing, so The Acclaimed has answered it already. I am curious to know what stipulation The Acclaimed will bring to the Open House, but I really can’t be sure who wins. The House of Black have made the Trios Championships unique from the other titles, and have a growing popularity with the fans, but The Acclaimed are also really popular. This is like how AEW booked themselves into a corner with Hobbs VS Wardlow, and look where that’s gotten Hobbs.
My Score: 8.7/10
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