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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/9/20)

Is Dynamite going to explode again?

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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?

 

MJF speaks.

“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?


My Thoughts:

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 Dynamite Results & Report! (11/30/22)

The truth shall be revealed!

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AEW Year 4

The Devil of AEW reveals all!

Fans have been waiting, and now, the NEW AEW World Champion, MJF, returns to explain just how he convinced William Regal to screw over Jon Moxley!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Dax Harwood VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox; Joe wins and retains the title.
  • Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari; Starks wins
  • Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S”; Nightingale wins.
  • AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley is here!

The Maniac came dangerously close to annihilating Lord William Regal last week given how angry he was over the Full Gear screwjob. And that anger hasn’t exactly lessened since. But as fans chant for him, he’s here tonight to say, “I grew up about 90 miles from here. When I first started, I used to wrestle here in Indianapolis all the time, down in the old Fountain Square at the Salvation Army Gym.” Fans cheer for that shoutout. “That was a long time ago. This has been a crazy ass ride. You never know what’s around the corner. But there are three constants in this world, three certainties: death; taxes; and Jon Moxley.” Fans also cheer that!

Moxley says “There is nobody that can outwork me, out hustle me, out wrestle me, out fight me, out bleed me or out sweat me! Today, nothing’s really changed. Nothing’s really changed since day one in AEW. I am at THE top of the food chain! I do what I want and I say what I want. This AEW ring belongs to me! And you can bet your ass there is not a man in that locker room, there isn’t a man in this building, there isn’t a man within 100 miles that has the balls to come out here, look me in the eyes and tell me any different.” But here comes HANGMAN! Adam Page is back and Indianapolis can’t believe it!

Hangman storms down to the ring, not yet cleared to compete but clearly not caring! And he gets right in the face with the man who concussed him in Moxley! Fans are ready for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley smirks. “You sure you wanna do this, man, after what happened last time? Oh, I’m sorry. Do you not remember last time?” Hangman DECKS Moxley, proving he does! Hangman keeps after Moxley as they go outside the ring and he fires off! Moxley RAMS Hangman into railing but Hangman DECKS him again! Hangman wants after Moxley but security and referees rush out! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley gets loose, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him!

Hangman rains down fists, Moxley gets back up, and Moxley dares Hangman to try that again. Hangman storms up and he DOES hit Moxley again! Fans are loving it but even MORE refs rush out to stop this! Fans still want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley breaks loose! Moxley takes a spill off the ramp, but he gets up again! They scrap, but the security and refs pile on top of them to smother this fight. Moxley goes out one tunnel, Hangman goes out the other, what will keep these two from fighting backstage!?

 

Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Bryan Danielson!

FTR acknowledged that they have had perhaps the best year possible as a tag team, but Dax the Ax wants to prove himself worthy against THE BEST WRESTLER in the world! The American Dragon accepted that challenge, and now we see if Dax is right. IS Bryan Danielson the best in the world? Or will Dax take that title and add it to his collection?

The bell rings and fans fire up already. Dax and Bryan circle, tie up, “This is Awesome!” already for Indy as the two break. Bryan and Dax circle, tie up again and Bryan headlocks and hits a takeover. Dax headscissors but Bryan moves around. Bryan headstands, turns Dax over, bridges and hooks the legs up. Dax avoids the headlock to facelock, but Bryan puts Dax on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but Dax ducks the kick! Dax and Bryan stare down and fans cheer this opening exchange. Bryan and Dax tie up again, Dax headlocks but Bryan powers out. Dax runs Bryan over, keeps moving, but Bryan drops.

Dax slide sunder the haymaker but swings into a takedown! Dax slips free to step through the legs! Bryan scrambles around and gets the ROPEBREAK! Dax tries to let off but Bryan is the one holding on with a leg scissor. The ref reprimands them both, Bryan lets off but then kicks Dax under the chin! So Dax stomps Bryan in return! Bryan scrambles out of the ring while Dax checks his chin. Fans rally up and the ring count starts. Bryan stands on the apron and has Dax back up. Bryan steps in, he and Dax tie up, and Bryan puts Dax in the corner. Bryan CHOPS, but Dax turns things around to CHOP back!

Dax stands Bryan up to CHOP again! And UPPERCUT! Bryan turns things around to CHOP, and KICK, and CHOP, and KICK, repeat! Bryan whips corner to corner but Dax reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over. Things keep moving, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but into a waistlock. O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dax CHOPS Bryan again! Dax whips, Bryan reverses but Dax KICKS the back drop! Dax runs in but Bryan whips him out! Dax hits the apron hard, Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Dax ends up in the front row! Fans fire up and Bryan drags Dax up. Bryan ROCKS Dax but Dax CHOPS!

Dax ROCKS Bryan but Bryan fights back, they’re brawling right in front of the fans as AEW goes picture in picture! Dax finds the corner of the railing but Bryan is on him! They throw haymakers and CHOPS, Dax ROCKS Bryan and suplexes him up and over the railing! They crash down right in front of more fans! Indy is loving having the action right at their feet, but the ref checks both men. Dax and Bryan stir, sit up, and Dax fist bumps fans as he returns to ringside. Bryan is slower to stand, crawls his way to the ring, and Dax goes out to meet him. Dax eggs Bryan on, goes back into the ring, and Bryan slowly gets to the apron.

The count is 5 of 10 but Bryan gets in. Dax storms up to Bryan and Bryan eggs him on. Dax ROCKS Bryan, brings him around and CHOPS! And then CHOPS again! Bryan staggers to another corner but Dax follows him over to UPPERCUT! Dax UPPERCUTS again, then CHOPS again! Dax even hurt his hand on that one! Dax drags Bryan up again, to whip corner to corner. Dax runs in but Bryan BOOTS him back! Bryan ROCKS Dax with a forearm, CHOPS back, CHOPS more and more, then spins, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another!

Fans fire up with both men down on the mat. Dax stands up, climbs the corner, but Dax hops down to stalk Bryan. Dax drags Bryan up but Bryan switches. Dax switches, Bryan switches, repeat, but then Dax fakes Bryan out! Dax reels Bryan in but Bryan back drops the driver away! Dax makes that a sunset flip but Bryan rolls through, rolls Dax, and then ducks the haymaker. Dax ducks the roundhouse, then feints a haymaker to reel Bryan in! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Dax can’t believe it! But fans rally up as Dax goes to the corner and climbs up. Dax DIVING HEADBUTTS but FLOPS as Bryan dodges! La Magistrol, TWO!!

Bryan hurries to the apron and Dax runs in, but Bryan jumps over! FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, Dax and Bryan stand. Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Bryan puts Dax in, climbs up the corner himself, and fans rally back up. But Dax ROCKS Bryan first! Dax climbs up, brings Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots. Bryan slips out to trip Dax up! Dax lands on his ax, Bryan climbs up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The corner came gets a close-up look as those shots hit again and again! Bryan then stands Dax up for a SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Dax turns it but Bryan rolls it! TWO!!!

Fans are thunderous while Bryan and Dax are both down on the mat! A standing count starts, both slowly rise, and they crawl to each other. Dax gives a junkyard dog headbutt, but Bryan gives it back! Dax headbutts again, but Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS as he stands up! Bryan whips, Dax reverses and wrenches and short arm LARIATS! But Bryan stays up and shakes his head! Dax LARIATS again, but Bryan still stays up! Dax swings again, Bryan dodges and LARIATS! But Dax stays up! Bryan LARIATS again, but Dax just eggs him on! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and DOUBLE LARIAT and DOUBLE LARIAT again!

Fans fire up as the lariats turn to haymakers, and then both men drop to their feet! Indy hopes they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow. Dax CLOBBERS Bryan point blank!! But Bryan gets up to LARIAT Dax! Dax and Bryan DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they both flop to the floor! Indy gives a standing ovation, and a standing count starts. “This is Awesome!” as Bryan stands. Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights, but then he BUZZ- NO, Dax blocks! Dax JABS, then gets Bryan up for a SLINGSHOT- NO, Bryan RANAS it! But Dax sunset flips that! TWO!! BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!

Fans fire up as both men are down again. A standing count, Bryan and Dax slowly sit up. Bryan stands up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Dax ducks the buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks, dodges, BUSAIK- NO! Dax blocks the knee to SLINGSHOT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! But Dax has the legs and ties them up! SHARPSHOOTER!! Bryan endures, turns slightly, but Dax uses Bryan’s own kneepad for extra leverage! Bryan still reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Dax lets Bryan go and he drags Bryan away from ropes. Dax steps through but Bryan blocks to drag Dax into a cradle! TWO, Dax has the cradle, TWO!

Bryan has the cradle back, TWO! Dax has it again, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! Dax, TWO!! Bryan shifts to LEBELL LOCK!! Fans fire up as Dax endures! Dax reaches out but he’s so far away, he TAPS! Bryan wins!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

Dax tried to slay the American Dragon, but he could not! Bryan may very well be the best wrestler in the world, but he nods and applauds the valiant effort of Dax Harwood. Will Dax still be in the conversation of greatest of all time?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal is back! But this time the prize is a match with MJF for the ring, and the Diamond Ring contender can name the time and place they face him for it! Matt Hardy, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, Jungle Boy, Dalton Castle and Captain Shawn Dean are among the known participants, but who comes out on top to go after MJF’s other precious possession?

 

Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.

Tony Schiavone brings up next week’s special Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. The Absolute is the #1 contender to MJF’s AEW World Championship, and he’s in action later tonight to warm-up for Winter is Coming. Starks says that’s right, but he would like to make “an absolute announcement.” Starks is entering IN that battle royal! Starks is going to make a judgment call right now: Starks will WIN that battle royal! Why? Because Starks is coming for everything MJF has! The title, the diamond ring, and his spot at the top! Everything MJF has is owed to Starks as well. He is Absolute for a reason, he proves it tonight, next week and ultimate proves it at Winter is Coming! Will Ricky Starks single-handedly change the AEW landscape to close out the year?

 

Hangman Page is being escorted out by security.

But then he spots Moxley! The brawl is back on!! Who could’ve guessed?! They ditch the couple of security guards, and Hangman TOSSES Moxley into a garage door! Security rushes back in with reinforcements, but Moxley throws them aside to get at Hangman! Security and refs pry these two apart for what feels like the hundredth time already, what will it take for these two to wait for a match?

 

Renee Paquette holds a special sit-down interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Renee is live in Nashville with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker and thanks them for this time. She also has the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli here. She thanks them for being here, and thanks them all for agreeing to no physicality. Renee starts with Claudio, but then Menard speaks up! When Claudio loses to Chris Jericho next week and has no choice but to be in the JAS, “The beautiful thing about being a sports entertainer, Claudio, is you can be anything you want! You like yodeling? You can be a yodeler!” Renee has the JAS calm down, she hadn’t even asked a question.

The JAS oblige, and Renee says that at ROH Final Battle, in the main event, it will be Claudio VS Jericho for the ROH World title. What would it mean to Claudio to regain that title and bring it back to professional wrestling? It would mean a whole lot. That was his first world title anywhere. It would silence the doubting voice in his head that says he can’t win “the big one.” He needs to prove that, and vows he will prove that. Hager speaks up to just say, “I like this hat!” Then he takes out a matching bucket hat from his fanny pack, and he offers it to Claudio! Deep down, Claudio the Sports Entertainer will love the hat. They can be a great tag team again!

Claudio says he is sick of this! He is sick of the JAS, of sit-down interviews, and being on stage with microphones. He came to AEW to prove he is the best WRESTLER! He does that at Final Battle when he beats Jericho! Claudio throws his chair away but the JAS laughs like hyenas. Garcia says the BCC is falling apart! Yuta says Garcia shouldn’t talk about stuff he knows nothing about! Garcia says alright, here’s what he does know: he made the right choice staying with the JAS! Because that little combat club is falling apart! They’ll prove it next week on Dynamite by “beating up some pro-wrestling dorks!” Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta!

Yuta says he is done with the JAS, the stupid hat, the stupid nicknames, and those suspenders with a belt. What the hell are you doing, Parker? The only reason Garcia isn’t just dead to Yuta is because Yuta wants that ROH Pure Championship! So yeah, tag match challenge accepted. But at Final Battle, Garcia puts the Pure title on the line and they end this. Garcia says okay then. Yuta storms off now, will the BCC reclaim gold and honor to end their 2022?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox!

Sure, Wardlow wants his belt back, but #TwoBeltsJoe is already ready to move on. Will Joe stay the Double Television Champion? Or will the newest high-flyer to go #AllElite start off with a bang?

The introductions are made, the AEW title is raised, and we see just who is The Face of TNT!

The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as the two tie up. Joe powers Fox to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Joe then throws a body shot, JAB, JAB, JAB, JAB, and HEAD CHOP! Fans fire up, Joe stomps Fox and drags him up. Joe DECKS Fox, then mockingly applauds. Joe brings Fox up but Fox throws hands! Joe HEADBUTTS Fox, runs, but Fox goes Matrix to duck the lariat! Fox PELES Joe and Joe tumbles out of the ring! Fans fire up as Fox builds speed and FLIES! But Joe moves aside! Only for Fox to roll through and stand back up! Joe turns around into a BOOT!

Joe gets in the ring, Fox follows and CLUBS away! Joe sweeps the legs! Fox lands on his face, Joe lands on Fox with a SENTON! Joe snarls at Fox as AEW goes picture in picture.

Joe covers, TWO! Joe sits Fox up to CHOP him to ropes, then stands him up. Joe bumps Fox off buckles, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Joe storms up to Fox, drags him up, but Fox throws body shots! Fox runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Joe snarls, stalks Fox and then covers, ONE!! Fox is showing toughness and that amuses Joe. Joe drags Fox up, snapmares him and clamps on a hard neck wrench! Fox endures as Joe leans all his weight on the twist! Fox fights up as fans rally, and Fox throws body shots. Joe throws Fox down by his head! The ref reprimands, and Fox sits up, into a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO!

Now Joe is frustrated as Fox sticks around. Joe stalks Fox to ropes, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Joe CLUBS away on Fox’s back with big forearm shots, then CHOPS him on the back! Fox slumps down and Joe smirks as he digs his boot in. The ref count, Joe lets off, and then Joe paces around. Joe drags Fox back up, HEADBUTTS him, but Fox kicks back! Joe throws a forearm, Fox kicks, repeat, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fox runs, but Joe scoops to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fox barely bridges up for that, and Joe taunts him. Joe puts Fox in a corner, hoists him up top, but Fox throws forearms!

Joe CHOPS Fox back! And then climbs up after Fox, but Fox throws body shots! Joe steps back, Fox FLYING DDTs! Fans fire up and Fox MULE KICKS, BUZZSAWS, but then Joe ducks the heel kick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up top, 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and shocks Fox! Fans fire up as Fox pounds the mat. Fox has some blood in his mouth but he just goes back up top. Fox leaps, but Joe moves aside. This time Fox crashes and burns! Joe runs to POUNCE Fox into the ropes! Joe hoists Fox up top, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

A strong first defense, he gets both belts on his shoulders, and then he gets a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to a new and glorious era! For I am the One True King of Television!” But Wardlow is on the tron! “Hey, self-proclaimed King of TV. Wow, that’s almost as good as the last nickname you came up with in War Joe. Listen, I hope you enjoyed playing the role, because I’m coming for what’s mine! Cuz Joe, this ain’t your world, this is WARDLOW’S WORLD!” Wardlow has the fans chanting his name, will Joe have to watch his back from now on?

 

“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs continues his homecoming journey.

Still in Oakland, California, Hobbs says, “I walk along these streets… I’ve been bullied, I’ve been beaten up. It’s only made me tougher.” The guys on the street rolling dice spot him and give him space. They all wonder who that was, but know not to mess with him. Hobbs continues to narrate, “I’m going to let each and every one of you feel the pain, the hurt, the happiness. I’m taking what belongs to me.”

 

AEW presents a new Technique By Taz.

We review Hook’s match with Lee Moriarty in defense of the FTW Championship. Taz points out that Hook’s escape from the Border City Stretch was all about breaking wrist control and sitting out to shift and pop free. Then Hook gets the half nelson and cross choke for the Redrum. Moriarty may be a submission savant, but Hook might be a prodigy. Will the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil continue to make his father proud in defending that title?

 

William Regal is here!

Indianapolis boos as “this snake, this coward” (Excalibur’s words on commentary) makes his way to the ring. Moxley is no longer in the building so Regal doesn’t have to hide. He walks down the Burberry carpet and into the ring where something is on a pedestal under a cover. Regal gets a mic while fans boo more, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen… Your new AEW World Champion… Maxwell Jacob Friedman!” MJF makes his entrance, here as promised last week. Fans are torn as MJF swaggers his way out, belt around his waist and Burberry scarf around his neck. MJF goes to the ring, mic already in hand.

MJF and Regal hug, and MJF says, “I know you people aren’t very bright, but when The Best Wrestler on God’s Green Earth is holding a microphone, you keep your hillbilly mouths shut.” Fans boo more as MJF says, “I would now like to tell you people how my and Mr. Regal’s unholy union-” Fans tell MJF to STFU and that gives him pause. “How uncouth.” But MJF finishes his thought by saying, “Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent me an email and it was right after The Firm had attacked me, and that email reads as follows.

“Maxwell, I watched on as The Firm attacked you. It’s become very clear you’ve grown weak. I see all the potential in you to not just become a villain, but the greatest villain of our time. However, as I’ve said previously, you have much to learn. I’m willing to help you reach your true potential, but if you want to get the world title around your waist, this time you mustn’t grab the Dynamite Ring. Instead, you must grab the brass one. Yours Sincerely, Sir William Regal.” It was after that that MJF and Regal secretly met, and MJF is not afraid to admit that Regal is a genius.

MJF was more than apt to listen when Regal said to not use the diamond ring, but the brass knuckles. Regal didn’t want MJF to just beat Moxley, no no. He wanted MJF to leave Moxley with a lesson in the form of an emotional scar so that Moxley will never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. “Now let’s talk about The Firm, shall we?” MJF knows everyone wants to know what he’s going to do to The Firm, “and to be honest, eh. I kinda respect The Firm. They saw a weakness in me, and like sharks smelling blood, they attacked, and I would’ve done the exact same thing.

“And let’s be fair, even if I did harbor some resentment, Mr. Regal, do I really seem like the type to chase anyone down?” Regal says no. MJF says that’d take effort. And as Indy knows oh too well, effort is for poors like all of them! See, MJF is above that. And speaking of things MJF is above, let’s talk about the belt, shall we? When MJF became our AEW World Champion, he made a promise to himself that he’d make changes around here. Out with the old, in with the new, and so looking at this belt, he wants to vomit in his mouth. And that’s not just from being in Indiana.

Fans boo more but MJF says, “It’s because it desperately needs an upgrade. This belt is tacky, it lacks class, and to make matters worse, it reminds me of all the men who held it previously. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, yeah, sure, they were all talented in their own rights, I guess. But I think we can all agree none of them are on my level. And that is specifically why this version of the title, much like all of you, is garbage.” MJF throws down Pretty Platinum! And then Regal unveils the BURBERRY STRAPPED AEW World Championship! MJF introduces to the world, the new and improved AEW World Championship, “Triple B: The Big Burberry Belt!”

Fans boo but MJF says this is now the most important, prestigious and prolific world title in all of pro-wrestling, and that’s because MJF is the one holding it! “No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be recognized as world champion except for me! Not any of your over-hyped, overrated pieces of trash you guys constantly push for. Fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston…” Fans start chanting for “Eddie! Eddie!” MJF says they can chant all they want, Eddie will NEVER be world champion. MJF calls out other fake tough guys like Ricky Starks. Starks is a fake star is what he is!

And speaking of fakes, let’s talk about the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid, fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson! Fans boo but MJF says, “No offense, in comparison to me, Bryan Danielson couldn’t wrestle his way out of a gaddamn paper bag. No offense, Mr. Regal, you tried everything you could. Some people just can’t be helped.” MJF tells Indy to pipe down, but speaking of people who can’t be helped, here’s a message to everyone on HIS show, in HIS locker room and on HIS roster. “So long as I’m in this company, you will never know what it feels like to be on top, because I am going to be world champion for a very long time. All the way, in fact, until the bidding war of 2024!”

At that time, Triple B will be a bargaining chip to get the biggest money contract in the history of the business! MJF will make more money in a day than any of these white trash hicks in their miserable lives! “I just pray to God the right Khan foots the bill, and Lord knows I ain’t talking about Tony.” MJF grins at the camera because he’s talking about “Mah boi, jolly ol’ Saint Nick! And my other boy, The Game, Trips. And if I’m being completely transparent here, Mr. Regal, come January 1st, 2024, I don’t even know if a wrestling company wins the bidding war, because quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of having to look at disgusting, grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis. Maybe Hollywood wins!”

MJF grins as fans boo more. But MJF isn’t deaf. He knows there is an interesting amount of fans who were over the moon for him to become champion! Okay, to those fans, fantastic. But call him “Mystic Max,” because their happiness will soon turn to resentment, because those fans are fickle! “Pretty soon, you’ll be saying stuff like, ‘I am sick of MJF! He’s so boring! He’s so repetitive! All he does is talk! He never wrestles. He’s a coward!’ There it is!” Fans chant “BORING~!” as MJF continues to predict the rants about making opponents jump through hoops. But to those people, MJF says, “Great.”

Because y’know who keeps tuning in, praying to God that someone takes Triple B off MJF? YOU! MJF says during his long and illustrious reign, Triple B will be defended very rarely, and he will wrestler very rarely, because unlike everyone else, he’s a special attraction. “In order for you discussing poors to see me defend my title, nine times outta ten, you will have to reach into your pockets for that small amount of money that you have, and buy a PPV in hopes to see someone dethrone me. Newsflash: they won’t. I am about to have a world title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL and Jeff Jarrett seem short and sweet!

“I am about to have a world title reign that is gonna make that shmuck, Bruno Sammartino, roll in his shitty little grave!” Fans boo as MJF stoops to new lows in his insults. MJF says we are now in the Era of MJF, and his reign of terror has only just begun. Fans boo as he holds up Triple B, but then MJF remembers something! He knows fans are confused by all this, but hold on. MJF brings the brass knuckles out and says without these, and without Regal, none of this is possible. The fans might’ve booed when Regal came out here, but everyone still respects him, both fans and wrestlers alike. Because for 40 YEARS, Regal, has given blood, sweat, tears, and sacrificed so much to the business!

MJF gets fans to cheer Regal because Regal loves the business. So that’s why MJF wanted to say from the bottom of his heart, SUCKER PUNCH WITH THE KNUCKLES!!!! Fans boo as hard as ever as MJF walks over and squats by Regal’s prone body. “It’s funny. You said I had much to learn, and yet you’re the one who made a deal with The Devil. So allow me to leave you with the words you left me seven long years ago. ‘Will, the game has changed. MJF exclusive hires top talents and top world class athletes. When you’re of them, send me your stuff. Yours Sincerely, the World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.'”

MJF drops the mic, brings Triple B with him, and leaves through the crowd. Bryan hurries to Regal’s side, along with the medics. Regal wanted to make the greatest villain of all time, but he have just created the worst monster of all time! Did MJF cross a line no one should ever cross?

 

AEW returns as Regal is loaded into an ambulance.

He has a neck brace and backboard as he is on the stretcher. Bryan is there, he’s going to ride with Regal to the hospital. Will Lord Regal be alright? Will someone avenge him by ruining all of MJF’s plans for his future?

 

Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari!

Speaking of, the Absolute #1 contender plans to ruin the holidays for MJF by taking both world title AND diamond ring! Will Starks be red hot going into the battle royal? Or will Daivari Dinero already ruin Ricky’s own run?

Before the bell, Stokely Hathaway walks out to have everyone wait. He also has Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with him, and Hardy steals the spotlight by getting the fans cheering for V1 and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Stokely tells Hardy to get his ass to the back! Hardy smiles, but Ethan tells him to not forget that The Firm owns his ass! And in that Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Hardy’s gonna help Ethan win it all, because Ricky took away that #1 contendership away from him! So Ethan vows to take the battle royal from Starks. AND, Ethan is calling his shot right now!

At Winter is Coming, after MJF whoops Starks’ ass around the whole arena defending the world title successfully, Ethan will whoop MJF’s tired ass! Then Ethan will be the one with the diamond ring, and Starks will just watch and cry. IF he makes it to Winter is Coming. Daivari CLOBBERS Starks in the corner! The ref rings the bell, Daivari stomps a mudhole, then he fires off hands. Daivari whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Daivari up! Underhooks, gut wrench, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

Starks looks at Ethan and Stokely as they’re already eating their words. Will All Ego be deflated in that battle royal? Will Starks win big again to then go for BOTH of MJF’s prizes?

 

Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker & Rebel.

Tony Schiavone is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, the Doctor, and the Doctor’s Assistant and brings up last week how Britt & Hayter won big in tag team action. Britt wants Tony to keep “Doctor” in how he addresses her. And also, she shouts out the big win by her Pittsburgh Steelers right here in Indianapolis. But let’s talk about what is really concerning: The coming sit-down interview Renee has with Saraya. Hayter has a great idea! Why not a sit-down interview with THE Women’s World Champion! A little chat even. And he will, next week. Renee can sit her ass at home! It’s settled, yours truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

 

Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S” w/ Tay Melo!

Things are getting fierce in the invigorated AEW Women’s Division, and the always positive powerhouse is positively gonna pummel the Star of the Show! Will Willow keep the energy going to the top of the rankings? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?

The bell rings and Anna smirks as she circles with Willow. Anna avoids Willow but Willow clamps onto an arm! Anna whips free but Willow runs her over! Fans fire up as Willow runs, rolls then runs Anna over! Willow flexes, drags Anna up and short arm LARIATS! And short arm LARIATS again! Anna ELBOWS back but swings into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Anna goes to a corner, fans rally for Willow and she runs in to back body block! Willow does a dance, whips Anna corner to corner, then runs in to back body block again! Anna dodges the lariat to ROCK Willow, run and HEEL KICK!

Anna shoves Willow down, goes up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Anna mocks Willow before the cover, ONE!! Anna is upset as AEW goes picture in picture.

Willow gets to ropes but Anna CHOKES her! The ref counts, Anna lets off and paces about. Willow throws body shots but Anna CLUBS her down. Anna CHOKES Willow, the ref counts, but Tay is also talking trash. Anna lets off and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swipes at Tay but she gets away, and then Anna bumps Willow off buckles. Anna stalks Willow, CLUBS her down, then shouts at the fans to shut up. Willow kicks Anna, Anna ROCKS Willow, and Anna whips Willow corner to corner. Anna runs in to back elbow Willow down! Anna talks more trash, covers, TWO! Fans rally but Anna bumps Willow off buckles.

Anna ROCKS Willow again, whips her to ropes, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Anna soaks up the heat while Willow crawls. Anna CHOKES Willow on the mat, the ref counts and Anna lets off to then cover, ONE!! Anna is annoyed at Willow’s toughness, and she CLUBS Willow down. Anna bumps Willow off buckles, digs her boots in, then lets off at 4. Tay applauds as Anna snapmares Willow for elbows! Anna clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. But Willow endures and fans rally up. Willow fights up, only for Anna to wrangle her down. Willow fights up again, throws body shots, and AEW returns to single picture.

Willow ROCKS Anna, but Anna ROCKS Willow. Willow ROCKS Anna, so Anna ROCKS Willow! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, and Willow CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS! Anna KNEES low, whips, but Willow reverses. Willow runs in to back body block in the corner, and LARIAT! Snapmare, run and BOOT! Fans fire up with Willow and she whips Anna to ropes, for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Anna survives but Willow drags her back up. Willow fireman’s carries, Anna slips off to waistlock but Willow elbows free. Willow runs, into a spin and wrench and HOOK KICK! Then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

Willow survives and upsets TayJay! Fans fire up and cheer Willow on as she rises up. Anna shouts she’s gonna choke her out! QUEENSLAYER!! But BACKPACK SENTON turns that round! Willow drags Anna up and gut wrenches, but Tay gets on the apron! Willow DECKS her for it! Anna reels Willow in but Willow fights the clinch with elbows! Gut wrench, but Anna hooks a leg to roll! Cradle, TWO!! Anna hurries but Willow BOOTS and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Willow drags Anna back up! Gut wrench, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

No weeping Willow here! She’s all smiles as she gets another great win! Will Willow will her way to a title opportunity in time for the holidays?

But wait! TayJay aren’t done having a bad time, cuz RUBY SOHO Is back! Tay thinks she’s coming from the ramp, but nope! Ruby slips in from the crowd! Tay turns around, and Ruby tackles her! Ruby rains down fists! Anna returns but Ruby DECKS her! Tay ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby just grins! Ruby chases Tay out of the ring and brings her around to HEADBUTT! Tay wobbles, Ruby brings Tay around again, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN to the ramp! Ruby sits with Tay and gives her a kiss on the forehead. Is the Runaway going to run through the Brazilian Goddess?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai himself says, “Before this week is done, you will have seen more of us making less of them.” The House is back from the dead, what does this mean for AEW?

Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Orange Cassidy.

Schiavone notes we all saw The Factory and Best Friends fall victim to the return of Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews. They agreed to this time to talk it out. QT wants to talk directly to Cassidy since he keeps getting interrupted. QT wants a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship. Cassidy says no problem. Oh, yeah, okay. Then this Friday on Rampage, it won’t just be a normal match! QT wants a Lumberjack match! Yeah, love it, great. See you then. QT can’t stand that, though he got what he wanted, Cassidy kept talking over him. But since he got what he wanted, will QT get the title? Or will he just get what he deserves?

 

The Baddies are here!

And it is a celebration for the still undefeated AEW TBS Champion! Jade Cargill is 42-0, has the physical belt back, and has Red Velvet back, though she kicked Kiera Hogan to the curb. That aside, they and Leila Grey go to the ring, Velvet and Leila in magenta to contrast with all the green and gold. The confetti cannons go off with red, while Jade has the mic to say, “Now we all know why we’re here tonight: because of me, and my big ass celebration! But before we begin, let me address something and set the record straight. I made the Baddies, I say who stays and who goes. Now you see, I got rid of the trash last week. So I’m so confused as to why you two were chilling with her this past weekend!”

Velvet shrugs, Leila rolls her eyes, but Jade says she is done playing games! Jade got her belt back from Nyla Rose at Full Gear! Understand that to stand next to Jade is a blessing. So either you two get in line, or they can step. Because they are eating on her dime, making names off of her, and this whole company is eating off of her! SHE is the brightest star the company has! Stand her next to any wrestler in the back, and every consumer knows she’s the star! No one has Jade’s face, Jade’s body, or Jade’s aura. NOBODY! Leila and Velvet seem to agree with that since they’re staying right there in the ring.

Jade then asks the fans, “So you tell me what we’re gonna do about that. And you all can play, but I put asses in seats!” Plenty of the fans agree with that. “I wrestle for bad bitches. Now cameramen, do your job and get my Baddies.” The cameras do in fact find the Indy Baddie Section as Jade continues. “I am the real deal! I am nothing but real. And like I said, I create careers. And speaking of careers, Lil’ Bow Wow is a joke! Is a total joke!” But wait, Bow Wow is on the tron! And he says, “Jadey, baby, you deserve all the flowers in the world. Congratulations on your little win. It was cute, really cute.”

But to get to business, time is money and Bow Wow is all about money. He’s done with his tour, has a lot of time on his hands, so what does that mean? “See you soon. Real, real soon.” Jade doesn’t understand what the hell is going on with Bow Wow, but she and the Baddies storm out of the ring. Who, if anyone, will ever dethrone #ThatBitch?

 

The Acclaimed speak.

Billy Gunn is with Max Caster & Anthony Bowens backstage, and he’s like a drill sergeant with his trainees. He asks, “Why is there a camera in our face?” Bowens answers, “Because AEW stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday.” Billy asks, “Why do you two not have a match on Dynamite?” Caster answers, “Because Everyone Loves the Acclaimed, and no one wants to fight us, Daddy Ass.” Billy asks, “And what are you two going to do about it?” Bowens says, “I have an idea, Daddy Ass.” Then would he like to let us all know? Bowens says this Friday on Rampage, they give a tag title opportunity to the best tag team in AEW!

How can that possibly be when THEY are the best team in AEW?! Caster says Bowens meant the second best team, Daddy Ass. Sorry. Okay. Then there’s only one thing left to do: SCISSOR FINGER~!!! Who is the second best team in AEW? AKA the #1 contenders? We’ll see this Friday when Rampage returns to its regular time of 10 PM Eastern!

 

AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite!

PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M ruined the return of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks with a bell hammer. Then they cheated the second match with another bell hammer. Will there be THREE hammers in this third match? Or can the Best Bout Machine and his boys finally get on the board?

The fans sing Carry On My Wayward Son for The Elite, and then the introductions are made. But then The Elite attack Death Triangle on the ramp! Omega is after Fenix, Matt Jackson is after Pac and Nick Jackson is after Penta! Fans fire up as the brawl goes from ramp to stage, but then also down the ramp. Indy fires up for “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” as Omega and Nick mug Fenix. Matt ROCKS Penta, the ref reprimands everyone, but Penta runs, into a back drop to the ramp! Nick kicks Fenix, runs to get a boost from Matt, the RANA sends Fenix down the ramp! Omega RAMS Pac into part to the tunnel, to hit a KOTARO KRUSHER to the stage!

The Bucks check on Omega, that elevated bulldog really hurts the tailbone and hip. Nick CLUBS away on Pac, drags him up, and Matt walks Pac with Nick down the ramp. They head for ringside, Omega walks off the pain, and the Bucks set Pac up. Omega runs down the ramp to build up speed, for a SUPERKICK from Pac!! The Lucha Brothers then somersault down the ramp, DOUBLE STUNNERS!! Death Triangle turns things around on Elite and this still isn’t even on record as AEW goes picture in picture!

Fenix CLUBS Omega, ROCKS him and they end up going around the ramp. Matt and Nick hobble, Penta and Pac keep on them. Omega and Fenix brawl just offstage in front of fans. Fenix UPPERCUTS, Penta CLUBS and KICKS Nick to send him along the pyro grate. Nick hits Penta back and TOSSES Penta off onto Fenix and Omega! Pac and Matt brawl at center stage while Nick LEAPS to AX HANDLE Penta back down! Matt KICKS Pac towards that side of the stage, reels him in, but Pac blocks the suplex. Matt keeps trying but Pac throws body shots. Matt throws those shots back, then punches away on Pac’s forehead!

Matt gets space, runs but Pac BOOTS him away! Then Pac says what the hell, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Nick, Omega and the Lucha Brothers!! Death Triangle then drags Nick and Omega up, but Matt SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down! Omega helps Matt up and the Elite drag Death Triangle up. The brawling continues, going back to the ramp and then to ringside. Omega sends Penta into railing while Nick sends Pac into the apron. Fenix whips but Matt reverses to send Fenix into barriers! Matt mocks Fenix’s pain then kicks him down! Matt then brings Fenix around to have him join the others ringside.

Dynamite returns to single picture, Brandon Cutler is vlogging this for The Elite as they set up Death Triangle. They all put one out, but the ref wants this to finally get in the ring. Omega says fine, and he puts Penta in the ring. The bell finally sounds and NOW this is a match! Then Omega kicks Penta out of the ring, the Bucks DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMB Fenix and Pac! Omega then brings Penta around, but Penta fights that bomb off to CHOP Omega! And CHOP Matt! And tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER Nick! Omega rushes back in, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Penta as he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”

But then Penta moves, Matt WRECKS the ref with that wrecking ball dropkick!! And Alex Abrahantes sneaks a bell hammer to Penta! Penta hurries, hiding that hammer in his waistband. Penta then sets that down in a corner, and builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on The Elite! Penta puts Omega in, grabs said hammer, and fans are torn! Fenix gets in and he tells Penta NO! They’ve already done this enough for his liking! Penta tells him to shut up and just watch! But then Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta! V-TRIGGER hits Fenix!! Fenix flops out of the ring, Penta kicks Omega and tucks! But Omega slips out, the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Penta!

Omega hurries to SNAP DRAGON! Penta flounders, the ref is finally up, and fans are thunderous as Omega drags Penta back up. POWERBOMB, flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, but Pac breaks it! Nick kicks Pac and sends him out. Omega goes corner to corner but Penta BOOTS him away! Nick runs in but is put on the apron! Matt runs in, but he’s also put on the apron. Omega runs back in but Penta dodges so Omega takes the DOUBLE ENZIGURI! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Pac BOOTS Nick! Death Triangle sets Omega up in a drop zone, Death Triangle all climb the same corner!

Fans fire up as Death Triangle takes aim at an Elite each! Penta DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS while Fenix and Pac DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Penta hauls Omega up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Penta cannot believe it! Tag to Pac and “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes up top. Nick runs in to get Omega to safety! Nick then ducks under Pac’s leap and SUPERKICKS him on the return! Nick aims at Penta but Penta blocks his superkick! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! And SUPERKICKS Penta! Matt hits NORTHERN LIGHTS on Penta, and starts up the Polar Express!

But Fenix LEAPS in, only for Matt to catch him! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans are thunderous as Pac BOOTS Matt down! Omega staggers to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Omega! Pac puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, and then stands Omega up. Omega fights the superplex to fire off forearms and elbows! Pac clings to the ropes to stay up! They get forehead to forehead, but Omega fires off forearm after forearm! Pac just keeps taking those shots! Pac HEADBUTTS Omega in return! The brace might’ve helped in that! Pac stands Omega up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!!! Cover, TWO!!!

Omega survives again and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.

Fenix CLOBBERS Matt on the outside, Pac and Omega slowly sit up in the ring. Nick coaches Omega, but Pac drags him to the Death Triangle corner. Pac stomps Omega, kicks him, then drags him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Fenix, he snapmares Omega and BUZZSAWS! Pac KICKS, Penta KICKS, and then Death Triangle TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Jackknife cover, but Nick breaks it! Fenix bumps Omega off buckles, CLUBS him, then tags Penta. Penta turns Omega around to CHOP! Omega staggers but Penta brings him back. Tag to Pac, he CHOPS Omega down! Pac paces while Omega is stinging.

Pac eggs the fans on, taunts the Bucks, but he turns around into a CHOP from Omega! Omega CHOPS but Pac kicks out a leg to BOOT Omega down! Pac then BOOTS Nick down for good measure! Pac kicks Omega around, taunts him, then ROCKS him! Omega ROCKS Pac back! Pac ROCKS Omega, Omega ROCKS Pac, and they go back and forth! Pac fires off a flurry and Omega wobbles! Pac pushes Omega around, Omega throws body shots but they’re a bit weak. Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac eggs Omega on. Omega fires stronger body shots now, so Pac SOBATS! Pac runs, but into a V-TRIGGER!

Pac wobbles against ropes, Omega runs in but Pac dodges to SNAP GERMAN! But Omega is up to LARIAT Pac down! Fans are thunderous and their teams are chomping at the bit! Omega and Pac crawl, reach out, hot tags to Fenix and Nick! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and again, then Fenix shoves, but Nick dodges the rolling sobat! Nick runs in, whips Fenix, but Fenix tiger feint rewinds! Nick ducks the heel kick to SUPERKICK! But Fenix kips up, only for Nick to block that superkick to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix stays up so Nick wheelbarrows into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is still in this but Nick tags Matt.

The Bucks drag Fenix up, double whip, but Fenix ducks and springboards, but the Bucks catch his crossbody! Nick helps Matt position Fenix in the gut wrench, then Nick goes to the apron! But Fenix RANAS Matt into Nick! Fans fire up as Fenix somersaults, but Matt catches him to a fireman’s carry! Nick goes up the corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! The full combo of rolling senton, 450 splash and moonsault connects! Cover, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Nick throws Penta back out and fans fire up! Nick and Matt sit Fenix up, B T E- SUPERKICKS from Pac & Penta! Omega ROCKS Pac, ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Pac then CHOPS Penta!

Omega fires off hands on Penta and he drops! Pac swings, into a full nelson! Pac breaks that so Omega waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES, only for Pac to land on his feet! Fenix somersault CUTTERS Omega! Fenix tags Penta, Penta tags Pac. Penta drags Matt up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, Penta tucks Matt in, DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix then DIVES onto Nick and Omega! Tag to Pac and he climbs up! Penta goes up and up to ESCALERA SPLASH! 450 SPLASH from Pac! Cover, TWO!!! Matt survives and Pac is fuming! Matt flounders to a corner, Pac runs in and UPPERCUTS! Pac reels Matt in to BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!!

The Bastard is furious as Matt survives again. Pac drags Matt back into the drop zone then climbs up. BLACK ARROW, into Matt’s knees!!! Cradle, THE ELITE WIN!!!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle)

FINALLY, The Elite score one on Death Triangle! But they’ve still got a long way to go in this Best of 7! Omega gets the mic to say, “There was never gonna be a sweep, as long as The Cleaner’s in town. We’re bringing this back, it’s gonna be a reverse sweep. And boy, this is the first time in awhile I’ve been able to close a show. So without any further adieu, I must bid you all a good bye, mwah! And good night, BANG! Now play that song again, would ya?” Fans sing Carry On again as Dynamite goes off the air. Will The Elite come back from being down two to win this in six? Or will Winter is Coming cool them off so that Death Triangle can get hot again?


My Thoughts:

Great Dynamite here to pave more of the road for Winter is Coming. For one, a very creative change to the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal since the current ringbearer is also the current AEW World Champion. I had a feeling Starks would want in on that on top of being #1 contender to the world title. Starks squashed Daivari, he really should win the battle royal so he can make Winter is Coming a Winner Takes All situation. At the same time, that does seem a shame to have Starks lose both prizes, so maybe Starks calls for a double header? He may not win the belt but he can win the ring and take MJF’s ace in the hole.

And speaking of the battle royal, I do like that Ethan wants to force Hardy to help him, but I bet Hardy finds a way to mess that up for him. Then maybe that starts things towards Hardy liberating himself and Private Party from The Firm. #HardyParty has been building up wins on Dark and Elevation, they could be Trios contenders on the other side of Elite VS Death Triangle, and that could be all the more reason The Firm will want to keep them under contract as long as possible.

Great opening segment from Moxley and the surprise return of Hangman! Of course it turns into a brawl that happens again backstage, and that will definitely be a match for Winter is Coming. And I think we will get the proper finish there we were meant to see in the title match. Amazing first match of the night in Bryan VS Dax tonight. Dax has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, no matter what division we’re talking about. He loves being a tag guy with Cash, but maybe before calling it a day, Dax will win a midcard title. Perhaps the All-Atlantic Championship since Cassidy loves putting that thing up.

QT and Cassidy had a hilarious little promo to set up a match for Rampage, but a Lumberjack Match is just tailor made for the House of Black showing up and wrecking everyone ringside. I’m pretty sure Cassidy retains the title either way, and he’ll likely defend it against Malakai 1v1. Acclaimed have a good promo to set up a tag title match, but I don’t see FTR stepping up to them on a Rampage. It’ll probably be whoever is second on the contender’s list. And whichever that team is, they’re losing to The Acclaimed. FTR and Gunn Sons have to set up something for Final Battle, it’s what makes sense.

Speaking of other things that were set up for Final Battle and that make sense, great sit-down interview promo from JAS and BCC, especially with Claudio being fed up with the constant interviews. Hager bringing out a second purple bucket hat is hilarious, too. Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta will be a great tag match, Garcia VS Yuta will be a great Pure title match since we’ve seen it a couple times already. But I cannot be sure where the titles go. Of the two, I see Garcia losing, but then that means Claudio will be forced to sports entertain. A part of me would love seeing what happens with that, though.

The celebration for The Baddies wasn’t much of a celebration, and they didn’t even get to have the clearly red velvet cake. But Jade really amped up her arrogance saying Jade is AEW. I almost thought this was the moment she turned off Velvet and Leila for good, but guess not. And Bow Wow either has a proxy to dethrone Jade, or he is such a distraction that Jade loses. I can’t be sure who Bow Wow introduces in the first idea, while that second idea feels a bit cheap. I suppose it does keep Jade strong in her first loss ever, but Jade is so good as a character that she deserves to be beat by someone straight up so there’s no excuse.

Good match for Willow VS Anna and a very good win for Willow. But since she’s lost multiple times to Jade, she probably has to wait until Jade loses it so she can go after the new champ. And a great return for Ruby in her hometown, she and Willow can both build momentum taking the fight to TayJay. Good promo from Hayter and Britt to keep the “hate-on” for Saraya. Nice return of Technique by Taz, and I really liked the orange filter. No idea who is next for Hook, or who dethrones him, but Hook is finally facing people that challenge him, so that’s good.

Another great vignette for Hobbs. He really should be TNT Champion, but it is nice to get some real depth for his character. He’ll definitely be the next TNT Champion after Wardlow VS Joe. Joe VS Fox was a great match, too, and it’s great for Fox to be somewhere higher profile. MJF continues to be great on the mic, but he should be pissed at whoever made that belt for him. The Big Burberry Belt just looks like a Big Brown Belt because of how muted those colors ended up on the leather. But you do have to appreciate MJF has picked up the mantle of “AEW’s HHH Parody” with Cody Rhodes in WWE.

And just as things were starting to drag on, MJF turns it all around with that sucker punch to Regal! Bryan was devastated, but he’ll surely return with rage, wanting after MJF, and I wonder if Tony Khan already shoots down MJF’s “PPVs only” stipulation by making MJF face Bryan at like Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash to see if MJF even makes it to 2023 as champion. Also, lots of people are talking about Regal going back to WWE but not going back to WWE, I don’t know which will happen, but this is of course a way to write him off for a moment and give him a great return moment to screw MJF over.

And lastly, what a great main event for the trios titles. I feel like half of the segment wasn’t even officially a match. These two teams keep busting out great stuff, and the Death Triangle story with the hammer continues. It more or less cost them tonight, but the Elite had to get on the board somehow. They take a week off from this series next week to come back at Winter is Coming, but I bet there will be a promo where Fenix argues with Penta about the hammer. This is all leading to The Elite getting the belts at the end of the series, and then Death Triangle might fall apart. I don’t really want that, the Trios Division needs trios as great as them, but if even The Dark Order can fall apart, then any trio can.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/29/22)

Newark gets Dark!

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Justin Corino, Ryan Mooney & Steve Josifi; The Factory wins.
  • Zack Clayton VS Chris Wylde; Clayton wins.
  • Hikaru Shida w/ Hagane Shinno VS Layla Luciano; Shida wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Tracy Williams, LSG and Jack Tomlinson; The JAS wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tony Deppen; Cage wins.
  • Angelico VS Hagane Shinno; Angelico wins.
  • Emi Sakura w/ Baliyan Akki VS Tiara James; Sakura wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Hardy Party VS The Wingmen; Hardy Party wins.

QUICK NOTES

Hikaru Shida bringing along Hagane Shinno (formerly known as Madoka) is interesting. More Japanese promotions seem to be willing to let talent work with AEW, and that of course helps AEW get recognition internationally, and helps those promotions get recognition in the USA. Shinno will definitely get a win off Angelico, but AEW’s already such a full roster, who knows if Shinno will see any TV time.

Good to see the Wingmen together again, even if it’s to lose to Hardy Party. But even the Trios Division needs its lower midcard, and that is where The Wingmen will be. Matt Hardy & Private Party might end up becoming The Firm’s Trios Championship contenders if they keep building up wins on AEW YouTube. They could give whoever comes out of the Best of 7 Series a great match, and we could see a lot of overbooked, “internal conflict” of whether Hardy Party is Face or Heel, same as we’re seeing with Death Triangle always resorting to the hammer.

UPDATE: Welp, didn’t think Angelico would win but he did. I guess not ever new star that comes into AEW can just get a free win.


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