It’s a baker’s dozen before AEW Beach Break!
It’s Groundhog Day, but there won’t be a time loop for second chances! Will Rey Fenix be red hot going into AEW Dynamite?
- Six Man Tag: The Natural Nightmares & Nick Comoroto VS Team TNT & M’Badu; The Natural Nightmares & Comoroto win.
- Rey Fenix VS KC Navarro; Fenix wins.
- Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay & The Dark Order VS Tesha Price; Conti wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Dani Jordyn; Rosa wins.
- Santana & Ortiz VS Fuego del Sol & Vary Morales; Santana & Ortiz win.
- Leyla Hirsch VS Katalina Perez; Hirsch wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Ryzin & Danny Limelight; The Acclaimed wins.
- 8 Man Tag: Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela & Bear Country VS Shawn Dean, Baron Black, Aaron Solow & Mike Verna; Kiss, Janela & Bear Country win.
- Ivelisse & Diamante VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure; Ivelisse & Diamante wins.
- The Gunn Club w/ Austin Gunn VS John Skyler & Ray Jaz; The Gunn Club wins.
- Red Velvet VS Alex Gracia; Velvet wins.
- Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick; Vance wins.
- Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Chaos Project; SCU wins and stays a team.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Natural Nightmares & Nick Comoroto VS Team TNT & M’Badu!
Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall team up with the Freak Beast after he was impressive even in defeat! Will they be able to take on an equally strong combination in Terrell & Terrence Hughes teaming with the Nigerian warrior?
The teams sort out, and Comoroto starts against Terrell. They circle, tie up, and Comoroto shoves Terrell away. Terrell tags Terrence and Comoroto circles with him now. They tie up, and Comoroto again shoves his opponent away. Comoroto calls out M’Badu and M’Badu tags in! They circle, M’Badu sucker punches QT and then TNT sneak attacks Comoroto! TNT set Comoroto up and M’Badu runs in, but Comoroto back drops him away! TNT double whip, Comoroto breaks through the clothesline and then double clotheslines TNT! QT tags in and dropkicks M’Badu down! Cover, ONE! QT wrenches, M’Badu knees low, and then puts QT in the corner.
Tag to Terrence and he rams into QT over and over! Tag to Terrell, TNT feeds QT to a scoop and sidewalk slam! Terrell fireman’s carries Terrence, but QT avoids the Rolling Death Valley Senton! QT CLOBBERS Terrell, wrenches and tags in Dusty. The Natural Nightmares whip and knee lift Terrell, cover, TWO! Dustin drags Terrell up, wrenches, but Terrell throws body shots. Terrell whips, Dustin reverses, Dustin arm-drags! Dustin hits a wrench, elbow breaker and wristlocks. Terrell powers Dustin to the corner, Dustin fights out but into a forearm! Tag to Terrence, Team TNT put him in a corner and then Terrell whips Terrence in.
Dustin elbows Terrence away, but Terrence dodges the clothesline and Terrell CLOBBERS him! Terrence covers, ONE! Dustin gets to ropes, Terrence brings him up and tags in Terrell. Team TNT stomp away, then dig knees into Dustin’s head. Terrell distracts the ref, and both Terrence and M’Badu choke Dustin! QT and Comoroto protest but the ref keeps them back. Terrell adds a stomp, then tags in M’Badu. M’Badu DECKS Dustin, puts him in an open corner with a buckle bump, then whips him corner to corner HARD! M’Badu DECKS QT, but Comoroto protests and that distracts the ref from M’Badu’s cover! Dustin gets away, M’Badu tags Terrell and Terrell KICKS Dustin!
Terrell chokes Dustin, the ref counts and Terrell lets off, but Terrence gets a cheap shot in! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Terrell grinds Dustin down with a chinlock. Dustin fights up, throws heavy shots, but Terrell whips. Dustin says “Not today!” and then hits the Rhodes Uppercut! Terrell hurries after Dustin, whips him to the corner, but Dustin fights out! Fans rally up as Dustin fires up and hurries for his corner. Terrell grabs Dustin and rolls him, ONE! Dustin hits a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Dustin fires up and fans fire up with him, hot tag to Comoroto and M’Badu! Comoroto rallies on M’Badu and TNT!
Comoroto SLAMS M’Badu, SLAMS Terrence, and then whips Terrence into M’Badu! CORNER SPLASH SANDWICH! Comoroto keeps going but M’Badu knees low! M’Badu hops up top but Comoroto ROCKS him first! Terrence slings his shoulder in but Comoroto catches him! Comoroto holds M’Badu up with one hand!! MILITARY PRESS SLAM DRAPING DDT COMBO!! He truly is a FREAK BEAST! Fans fire up with Comoroto but Terrell CLOBBERS him from behind! Terrell helps Terrence up, but QT hits a CUTTER! Dustin hits a BULLDOG! M’Badu runs in but Comoroto choke grips then trophy lifts! To a POWERSLAM! Cover, Comoroto & the Natural Nightmares win!
Winners: The Natural Nightmares & Nick Comoroto, by pinfall
The Freak Beast impresses all over again! Will the Nightmare Family think to recruit him to their ranks and make the family even stronger?
Rey Fenix VS KC Navarro!
The Firebird is going to team up with The Bastard, PAC, and the Maniac, Jon Moxley, for Beach Break against the Bullet Club, but he needs a warm-up. Will the #TrulyBlessed feel anything but after Dark?
The bell rings, they tie up, and Fenix wrenches to a wristlock. Navarro rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to a wristlock of his own. Fenix rakes eyes, wrenches around, hooks a leg and drags Navarro down. Navarro rolls but Fenix still catches him to a modified butterfly stretch! Then to a ghost pin, TWO! Navarro is dizzy but Fenix waits for him to get up. Navarro and Fenix tie up with knuckle locks, then Fenix rolls to reel Navarro in! Navarro avoids that, flips and boots but Fenix blocks! Fenix flips Navarro, blocks strikes then spins Navarro to roll him! Fenix then offers a handshake as fans cheer. Navarro throws hands but Fenix dodges to CHOP!
Navarro is stinging, Fenix CLUBS him at the ropes then wraps the arm in the ropes! The ref reprimands but Fenix kicks the leg as he lets go. Navarro goes to the corner, Fenix brings him out but Navarro fires off haymakers! Navarro runs but into a body shot! Fenix whips, Navarro reverses but Fenix tiger feints through! Navarro dodges the heel kick, Fenix whips him but Navarro goes Spider-Man! Navarro eggs Fenix on and baits him into the ropes! Navarro slingshots to BOOT Fenix back in, then he climbs up the corner! Navarro leaps, but Fenix catches him! Fenix pops Navarro into a suplex, but Navarro STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRES! Cover, ONE!!
Fenix slips out but Navarro keeps his focus. Navarro aims from a corner, runs, but Fenix rolls him to then DROPKICK him down! Fenix mocks Navarro with some slaps to the head, then brings him up into underhooks. Navarro resists, Fenix CLUBS him, then tries again. Navarro continues to resist, Fenix clubs away more and more than pump handles. Fenix lifts and flips Navarro to then omoplata then figure four the legs! But Fenix doesn’t pull back on the modified cloverleaf, he SMASHES Navarro’s knees into the mat over and over again! Fenix lets Navarro go and seethes as he brings Navarro up.
Fenix fireman’s carries, Navarro fights out and fires off forearms! Fenix eggs him on, Navarro keeps throwing forearms, then bobs ‘n’ weaves, but into a KNEE! Fenix gut wrenches but Navarro RANAS! Navarro runs, DESTINO~?! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives the running sliced bread, but Navarro has fans rallying for him. Navarro goes to a corner, climbs, but Fenix trips him up and CHOPS him! And CHOPS again! Navarro boots back, Fenix 619’s the legs out! Navarro hits the mat, Fenix powers up with Latino Heat for a FROG SPLASH! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
That was a scorcher! Will Fenix’s fire inspire PAC and Moxley to bring that same level of intensity for Beach Break?
Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay & The Dark Order VS Tesha Price!
The Brazilian Blackbelt still has Number 99 and the team by her side, but she hasn’t officially decided to #JoinDarkOrder. Will a victory sell Tesha on the idea?
The bell rings and Tay circles with Tesha. They tie up, Tay headlocks then wrenches to get around and trap both of Tesha’s arms, into a COMPLETE SHOT! Tay smiles as she gets both arms, double omoplatas and bridges! Tesha pops free, makes it a cover, TWO! Tay dodges the boot, tries to chicken wing but Tesha powers her into buckles! Tesha handsprings back in to roundhouse, mid kick and then ROCK Tay with a forearm! Tesha mocks Jay but Tay is there to pull hair! Tay fires off forearms, Tesha pushes her but Tay blocks the boots! Tay ducks the haymakers and drags Tesha to a DRAPING KNEEBAR!
The ref counts, Tay lets go and blows a kiss to the fans before she brings Tesha back up. Tesha dodges the boot, rolls Tay, TWO! Tesha ROCKS Tay, whips her to ropes, but Tay reverses. Tesha kicks Tay, Tay ducks one kick but not the ROUNDHOUSE! But she gives a ROUNDHOUSE back! Both women fire up, run and DOUBLE HAIR PULL FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up as both women are down and a standing count begins. Tesha drags Tay up, Tay breaks free, boots Tesha away then rallies with clotheslines! Tay fires up more, gets around, ripcord and drop sayanagi! And another! And the hat trick!
Tay fires up, dares Tesha to get up, and then KNEES her in the corner! Tay whips, Tesha reverses then runs, but Tay dodges to ROCK Tesha back! Tay climbs, Tesha runs over but Tay leaps over! Tay comes back to BOOT Tesha down! Tay rolls Tesha by a leg, chicken wings her, then Gory Especial to the TAY K O! Cover, Tay wins!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
Number 99 and Negative One are here to celebrate Tay’s victory, and it’s clear she’d be a strong asset to the team! Will Tay take the plunge and #JoinDarkOrder after all?
AEW Dark presents an all new Waiting Room!
Rebel welcomes us all back and introduces The Role Model, Dr. Britt Baker! Britt thanks Reba and thanks the fans, but let’s talk Kenny Omega! The latest and greatest fashion icon made gouging someone’s eye out with a boot sexy! If he ever wants to be on the Waiting Room, he’s a shoe-in. Rebel’s cohost laugh returns. But Britt brings up the Beach Break Tag Team Battle Royal, where the winners will go to AEW Revolution to fight for those AEW World Tag Team Championships! However, The Young Bucks are in that match, too, and we know they’d love to win and wrestle themselves. Those boys just love putting themselves over, right? And congrats on getting their book over with The Waiting Room.
And also, the Superbad Wedding is finally happening! Britt lets us in on how gorgeous the bridal shower was. If there is one ugly photo, they can all confidently say the butler did it. Get it? Because of Chuck Taylor. Personally, Britt likes the budding friendship between Miro and “Charles.” Sometimes you have to change up your best friends for the better. Speaking of, a personal favorite of hers, and a member of Team Taz, is their guest today! It’s Absolute Ricky Starks! Starks walks in, strikes a pose, and Britt snipes the hug from Rebel. Starks thanks everyone and says wow, Britt looks good. No, he looks good. No she looks go. They both look good.
Britt is happy to have him here and is curious to hear what he’s got going on. Well if you still haven’t heard, Starks and Brian Cage are taking on Sting and Darby Allin in a Street Fight! Don’t let Starks’ threads fool you, he can get down and dirty. Britt likes the sound of that, but is curious. There was always something missing in AEW, and now Starks is here and is a shining star! Oh stop! Starks came here and realized that the future is way clearer now that he’s looking at Britt. Oh my~! But also, Starks is loving this outfit. She looks great. Britt shows off the Rock inspired look, and Starks digs it.
Starks wants to let her know something. She’s reminding him of someone. She’s like the Meghan Markel of AEW, and Britt says she’s getting Prince vibes from Starks. But wait, Tony Schiavone barges in to get them to stop this flatter fest! Nice necklace, though. And hi, Ricky, nice to see you. Notice Schiavone is the one on the wall in those pictures? Yes, Starks did. Schiavone says that sadly, the Waiting Room is all out of time for the week, so thanks for coming, Starks. Rebel says there’s plenty of time. No, there isn’t! See you next time on the Waiting Room!
Thunder Rosa VS Dani Jordyn!
We just saw The Dentist flap her gums, but she still has to put up or shup against the former NWA Women’s World Champion! Will the Real Mean Girl feel the Thunder that’s coming for Britt?
Dani shows off the Burn Book page on Rosa. “All Hype,” “She asked me how to spell orange,” and “She doesn’t even go here!” Only one of those is true. The bell rings and Dani circles with Rosa while talking trash. They approach, Dani stays out of Rosa’s grip. but then Rosa comes back to waistlock, trip and float all over Dani! Rosa facelocks, fans cheer, but Dani fights up and wrenches to a hammerlock. Dani headlocks, Rosa pops out to get an arm, but Dani wrenches and elbow breakers to a whip! Rosa reverses, Dani jumps over then Rosa hurdles, to arm-drag! Dani flounders up into another arm-drag! Rosa kicks low, scoops Dani and slams her!
Rosa runs to drop a back senton! Cover, TWO! Dani scrambles to a corner, Rosa runs in, for a leaping forearm! Rosa rolls and runs back in but Dani dodges! Dani runs back in to uppercut! Dani snapmare rolls and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Dani argues the count, then goes to get her Burn Book! Dani clubs Rosa, chokes her on the ropes, then shows Rosa her page! Rosa pushes Dani away, throws body shots, then gets around to dropkick Dani down! Fans fire up as Rosa drags Dani up and bumps her off buckles! Rosa kicks low, but Dani dodges the forearm to give a forearm! And another! Dani whips corner to corner, runs in but Rosa drop toeholds her into buckles!
Rosa runs corner to corner to A-List Lariat! Dani sits down, Rosa swings in for METEORA! Rosa fires up and fans are with her as she goes corner to corner again, for a basement dropkick! Rosa drags Dani back up, throws forearms then whips, but Dani reverses. Rosa goes to the apron, shoulders back in, but Dani kicks her back! Dani goes up, is in the ropes herself, and hits a DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO!! Rosa survives that real mean DDT, then kicks back and fires off forearms! Rosa scoops, for the THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
The Thunder rolls and is ready for Dynamite! Will Beach Break be where Rosa breaks Britt?
Santana & Ortiz VS Fuego del Sol & Vary Morales!
While #Y2MJF is considered THE team pursuing the titles, all three of the Inner Circle’s tag teams are involved in Beach Break’s Tag Team Battle Royal! Will the Proud ‘n’ Powerful be rolling into that chance to change the pecking order?
The teams sort out, Ortiz starts with Fuego and they circle. They tie up with knuckle locks but Ortiz kicks, spins and trips Fuego! Ortiz rolls Fuego to his feet for a judo throw then cording hold to another throw! Things speed up, Fuego huricanranas then dropkicks! Ortiz flounders, Fuego runs in but only gets buckles! Ortiz slingshots, rolls Fuego, spins him to a backbreaker then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Fuego up, tags Santana, then feeds Fuego to Santana’s cravat, assisted Shiranui to a DRAGON SLEEPER BOMB! Santana DECKS Morales, covers Fuego, but Morales breaks it!
Morales fires off on Santana, mule kicks, front kicks and SUPERKICKS! Morales runs, but into Santana’s BOOT! Fuego is up, he runs at Santana to wheelbarrow then victory roll, TWO! Fuego rolls up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Santana runs into a kick but he gets around to MAT SLAM, then BOOT Fuego down! Santana seethes as he looms over Fuego, then stands him up to CHOP him! Tag to Ortiz, PNP coordinates but Fuego reverses! Santana WRECKS Morales, Ortiz school boy rolls Fuego but doesn’t cover, so Santana can ROCK Fuego! Santana fireman’s carries Fuego, Ortiz runs in, DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cover, PNP wins!
Winners: Santana & Ortiz, by pinfall
That was definitely powerful, but the pitbulls are looking more pissed than proud! Will they make it painfully obvious to everyone, even Chris Jericho and MJF, that they are the ones to go after the Young Bucks and those AEW World Tag Team titles?
Leyla Hirsch VS Katalina Perez!
#LEGIT couldn’t quite beat the Superbad bride to be when her whole bridal party was there ringside. Will she get a fair shake against the Queenpin?
The bell rings and Leyla circles with Katalina. They tie up, go around, Leyla throws Katalina down but Katalina hurries to ropes! Leyla lets off, Katalina goes out to shake out her arm, then gets in. Leyla is right on her with a waistlock and SLAM! And then another waistlock, and another slam! That was almost a suplex! Leyla drags Katalina up to SLAM her down again! Leyla paces, waistlocks, but Katalina runs to ropes to hotshot Leyla away! Katalina hits a EuroUpper then covers, TWO! Katalina fires off on Leyla, Leyla gets up but Katalina is on her in the corner. Katalina whips corner to corner, Leyla goes up and over and rolls Katalina to KNEE her down!
Leyla is seething as she drags Katalina up. Katalina avoids the Olympic Slam, but misses at the ropes! Leyla gets her down, ARMBAR! Katalina taps, Leyla wins!
Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission
So legit, Katalina had to quit! But will Leyla rise up the ranks to still head for gold?
The Acclaimed debuts a new rap video!
“Throw ’em out, throw ’em out!” Top Flight should go through puberty, “botchin’ all your moves so what can you do to me?” Luchasaurus has two degrees, but if he’s so smart, then he should write his own eulogy! Private Party, just go back to AXS channel! Matter o’ fact, those jokes should go to Comedy Central. Dark Order comin’ out for the showdown, but they’ll have that weird cult lookin’ like Jonestown. Inner Circle, fighting with themselves. MJF texted Max Carter, he’s actually swell. But they’ll fight Jericho, dump him on his head. Or just let him do a Lionsault instead. HAH! Throw ’em out, throw ’em out, Acclaimed is the gang, what you know about that? Throw ’em out, throw ’em out!
Young Bucks in charge cuz the EVP’s, politicked their way in because they gree-dy. Acclaimed had Bucks beat but they KO’d the ref. Didn’t think they’d cheat, but they know the rep! Make ’em tap four times, head, chest, shoulders, put them down with one finger, just like a holder. They don’t like the Bucks cuz the Bucks are shorter, then take more TV time than the Dark Order. BORING~, the same ol’ stuff! ‘Bout to change the name to Acclaimed Gold Rush! FTR, you ain’t so tough. All that attitude compensates for what? Throw ’em out, throw ’em out, Acclaimed is the gang, what you know about?
The Acclaimed VS Ryzin & Danny Limelight!
Did you think Max Caster and Anthony Bowens were stopping at dropping a new track? No, here’s a special bonus! “We gotta fight Ryzin, he got no acclaim. I don’t like leather, but hey we don’t kink shame. You about to get stamped on, your red hair got you lookin’ like a tampon! Danny Lime- Wait, is that, is that a spider on Danny’s chest? Aubrey, kill the spider!” Oh wait it’s just a really dumb tattoo? Well you dealing with Acclaimed, so let’s break down his name! Lime cuz he’s bitter, just always upset. Light cuz he ain’t got muscles on his chest! “Acclaimed don’t stop, everything we do is so hot! ‘Ey yo, I’m never gonna drop! When I’m on the mic, I make Taz pop!” Taz admits that’s true. The Acclaimed have arrived, but will they thrive before they go into Beach Break?
Ryzin and Limelight try to sort out, but The Acclaimed clobber them! The bell rings so this is on record but the Acclaimed double whip only for Ryzin to reverse. Caster and Limelight hold ropes, and upon realizing who is where, Limelight ENZIGURIS Caster! Ryzin has Bowens and Limelight DROPKICKS Bowens down! Limelight then FLIES and takes out Caster! Limelight does a dance, brings Caster back up and in, but Bowens anchors Limelight’s feet but Limelight BOOTS him away! Limelight gets in, Caster runs over and dropkicks him! Limelight tags in Ryzin, Ryzin runs in but Caster dodges. Ryzin dodges Caster to calf kick!
Fans fire up and Caster goes to a corner, Ryzin runs in to splash! Ryzin whips corner to corner, Caster reverses but Ryzin goes up and over. Ryzin dodges again, crossbodies, but into Caster’s arms! Caster hotshots Ryzin then runs to LARIAT! Tag to Bowens, Caster drags Ryzin up and The Acclaimed double whip. They trip Ryzin, elbow drop to basement dropkick! Bowens covers, Limelight breaks it! Ryzin throws body shots but Bowens throws forearms and elbows. Bowens CHOPS Ryzin, stomps him in the corner, then tags in Caster. The Acclaimed mug Ryzin, Caster elbows Ryzin down, then swivels hips over him. Caster chinlocks Ryzin, Ryzin endures as fans rally up.
Ryzin fights up and throws body shots, but Caster keeps him close to back suplex high and hard! Caster pie faces Limelight, goes back to Ryzin, and Bowens comes in. Ryzin elbows Bowens away then back drops Caster! Hot tag to Limelight! Limelight dodges Caster, BOOTS Bowens, then gets around Caster to rana! Caster staggers, Limelight runs in to uppercut and GAMANGIRI! Limelight goes up top and leaps, METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Caster survives but Limelight keeps his focus. Limelight brings Caster up, throws forearms and kicks, then runs. Ryzin tags in, Caster pops Limelight up for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Ryzin SUPERKICKS but Bowens BLASTS Limelight!
Ryzin grabs at Bowens and drags him up, but Bowens hotshots! Caster ripcords to CHOP and LARIAT Ryzin! Tag to Bowens, the Acclaimed coordinate, SIDE EFFECT to MACHO ELBOW! Acclaim to Fame! Cover, The Acclaimed wins!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
Limelight is late to getting back in, Caster and Bowens take the win! But will The Acclaimed throw ’em out, throw ’em out to become contenders?
8 Man Tag: Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela & Bear Country VS Shawn Dean, Baron Black, Aaron Solow & Mike Verna!
Jersey’s Finest reunite, and they combine forces with Bear Boulder and Bear Bronson! Will these four overcome the Captain, the EmpBruh, the Extra Talented and the Real Man of Steel?
The teams sort out and the Bad Boy starts with Solow. They tie up, Solow wrenches to a wristlock, but Janela rolls, handsprings and wrenches. Solow wrenches back, Janela wrenches back, but Solow knees low! Solow reaches for a tag but Janela arm-drags him! Janela hurdles Solow then drop toeholds Solow into buckles! Tag to Kiss, Janela GERMAN SUPLEXES Solow for Kiss’ CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Solow tags Verna, Kiss dodges Verna to ROCK him with forearms! Kiss boots but Verna blocks to flip him! Verna pops Kiss up, brings him around and BUCKLE BOMBS to a SNAP SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, ONE!!
Verna drags Kiss over, Baron tags in and Baron throws hands. Baron puts Kiss in a standing cobra twist and even adds a leg! Kiss endures, fans rally and Kiss fights free! Kiss hip tosses with a split, Baron avoids Kiss’ kick to atomic drop and backstabber! Cover, TWO! Tag to Dean as Kiss goes to an open corner, and Dean runs corner to corner to dropkick! Dean goes again to dropkick again! Kiss wobbles into the SIT-OUT SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Kiss lives but Dean tags in Solow. Solow drags Kiss up, Kiss throws body shots and ROCKS him, but Solow trips Kiss to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Solow runs at Kiss in the corner but Kiss blocks and kicks back!
Kiss goes up, Solow yanks him down but Kiss does the splits! Kiss ducks, rolls Solow up, TWO! Solow runs into a SCREW HIGH KICK! Both men are down, fans fire up, hot tags to Janela and Verna! Janela sends Verna into buckles, fires hands on Solow then DECKS him! Janela goes up onto Verna to use him for the TORNADO DDT on Solow! SUPERKICK for Solow and some Scott Hall fingers to bait in Baron and Dean! Janela dumps them out, climbs up the corner, and Boulder is the boost for a SUPER CROSSBODY! Janela takes out all four opponents and is fired up!
Janela puts Verna in, aims and runs to uppercut! Kiss handsprings in to back elbow! Bronson hits a splash! Boulder hits a splash! Bear Country feeds Verna to Janela’s DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, but Dean and team break it! Boulder and Bronson clear the ring of Baron, Solow and Dean! Janela tags Bronson in, but Boulder gets in and lifts Bronson in the Electric Chair! Janela tags back in before the BEAR COUNTRY SPLASH! Janela goes up to MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Jersey’s Finest & Bear Country win!
Winners: Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela & Bear Country
The Bad Boy did the heavy lifting, though so did Boulder! Jersey’s Finest is in that Beach Break battle royal, will the road trip to glory finally reach its destination?
Ivelisse & Diamante VS Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure!
The Women’s Tag Cup winners are back in action together, and are looking to make major moves towards the coming AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament! Will two of AEW’s newest be stepping stones towards that goal?
There’s some trash talked as teams sort out, and the cup champs ROCK Vert and Jazmin! Then stereo springboard arm-drags! Ivelisse puts Jazmin in a corner and CHOPS her, then Diamante runs in to uppercut! Ivelisse brings Jazmin around, scoops her, but Jazmin fights out to shove her away. Jazmin kicks a leg out then basement dropkicks! Jazmin ROCKS Ivelisse, Vert tags in to run and forearm! Vert arm-drags Ivelisse, kicks legs but Ivelisse blocks then ducks to get a leg! Leg-trapped STO! Ivelisse drags Vert up, puts her in the ropes in her corner, and KICKS Vert’s back! Tag to Diamante, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!
Diamante drags Vert up, throws haymakers, then forearms. Vert forearms back but Diamante uppercuts! Tag to Ivelisse and Diamante feeds Vert to her boots! Ivelisse and Diamante double KICK, then Ivelisse snap suplexes! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Diamante and Ivelisse feeds Vert to Diamante’s knee. Double CHOPS floor Vert, but Diamante keeps on Vert with a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Diamante drags Vert around, chinlocks, Ivelisse tags in. The tag cup champs mug Vert, then Ivelisse drags her into a grounded motorcycle stretch! Vert endures, fights up, but Ivelisse kicks legs out! Ivelisse shifts to a straitjacket stretch and thrashes Vert around!
Vert fights up again but Ivelisse throws her down! Ivelisse drags Vert up and whips her to a corner. Vert stops herself and kicks back! Vert slips around to a neckbreaker! Fans fire up as both women are down! Vert and Ivelisse crawl, Ivelisse keeps Vert from her corner but Vert boots her away! Hot tags to Jazmin and Diamante! Jazmin rallies, keeps on Diamante, then hits a ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE! Diamante hits back then whips but Jazmin reverses to cravat and smash! Jazmin ROCKS Ivelisse, ROCKS Diamante, then tags in Vert. Jazmin feeds Diamante to Vert’s enziguri, then adds a sliding kick! Vert covers, but Ivelisse breaks it!
Vert tags Jazmin, they double hip toss but Diamante blocks it to send Jazmin into Vert, then Vert outside! Tag to Ivelisse, she and Diamante DOUBLE KNEE Jazmin, then give her a double SLAM! DOUBLE BUZZSAW! Cover, Ivelisse & Diamante win!
Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by pinfall
The tag cup champions keep on winning! But will either of them be in the Eliminator Tournament’s US bracket?
The Gunn Club w/ Austin Gunn VS John Skyler & Ray Jaz!
Normally when Billy and the boys aren’t a trio, it’s Austin in the ring with him. But this time, they’re testing how well Colten and Papa Gunn work! Will they pass or fail in the Dark?
Austin joins commentary as the teams sort out. After rock paper scissors, Colten starts against Ray Jaz. They circle, Austin compliments his handsome brother, and Colten keeps his distance from RJ’s mat style approach. They tie up, RJ reels Colten in and body scissors! RJ drags Colten around and goes for a chinlock but Colten fights that off. Colten has a toehold but RJ rolls him around. Colten cranks on the leg, RJ rolls him the other way, but Colten cranks on the leg more. RJ uses the free leg to pry Colten off and then gets an armlock. Colten headscissors back, RJ pops free but turns into an arm-drag!
Colten keeps on the arm, RJ moves around and gets to his feet to put Colten in a corner. The ref counts, RJ lets off at 4, but then RAMS into Colten! Fans boo, RJ whips corner to corner but Colten goes up and over! Colten dodges RJ to dropkick him away! RJ tags in the Southern Savior, but Colten dropkicks him, too! Skyler goes to a corner, Colten headlocks him but Skyler powers out. Billy tags in, takes the hand-off and wrenches Skyler to whip him to a corner. Skyler boots but Billy blocks and turns him around to CLUB him on the back! Billy runs side to side to SLIDING GERMAN! Fans fire up and Billy says it was a small window. Skyler bails out and wants a time out.
Billy bails out and scoops Skyler, but Skyler slips out! Billy avoids being posted and he elbows Skyler back! Skyler kicks back and POSTS Billy! Skyler and Colten talk trash. Skyler puts Billy in then throws forearms! Skyler fires off over and over, tags in RJ, and RJ gets in to facelock. RJ gator rolls Billy, fans rally up but RJ gator rolls over and over. Cover, ONE!! RJ tags to Skyler, Skyler headlocks and grinds Billy, but fans rally up. Billy throws body shots, gets free, but Skyler elbows him down. Skyler runs, Billy puts Skyler outside, but Skyler SLINGSHOT SPEARS! Cover, TWO! Billy lives and fans fire up! Skyler puts Billy in the corner, stomps him, and Austin gets worried.
RJ tags in, he stomps away on Billy then digs his boots in! The ref counts, RJ lets off at 4, and Billy flounders. Billy BOOTS back, DECKS Skyler then spins around to DDT RJ! Austin says choo choo, the train is on the move! Billy and RJ are both down, Billy crawls for his corner, hot tags to Skyler and Colten! Colten rallies with lariats, hits RJ with some, too! Austin fires up for Colten as Colten corner splashes RJ! Then corner splashes Skyler! Colten tilt-o-whirl SLAMS RJ! Skyler runs in, Colten gest around but no full nelson slam! Colten counter punches, whips and back drops Skyler into Billy’s neckbreaker! 3:10 to Yuma! Cover, Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
Whether it’s all three or just two, the Gunns get the 1-2-3! Will they be riding that train all the way to tag team championships?
Red Velvet VS Alex Gracia!
The protégé to the Nightmare Family is going to join Cody Rhodes against Jade Cargill and SHAQ! Will Red Velvet make the Pink Dream taste defeat?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Velvet wrenches to a wristlock. Gracia rolls, wrenches, but Velvet rolls and handsprings to wrench back. Velvet waistlocks, Gracia pries free and rolls Velvet to a facelock. They get up, Gracia wrenches to a wristlock again, but spins around, only for Gracia to arm-drag her. Gracia has the arm, but Velvet slips around to full nelson! Gracia fights it, breaks it, and whips Velvet. Velvet rolls, drops down but Gracia gets around to waistlock. Velvet switches, Gracia arm-drags then drops down on the arm! Velvet fights up, rolls and wrenches back to reel Gracia in for a headlock. Gracia slips out but Velvet arm-drags.
Velvet turns forearm into a wrench and knuckle lock. Velvet goes up, twisting arm-drag! Things speed up and Velvet calf kicks Gracia to a corner! Velvet whips, Gracia reverses and runs in but Velvet dodges! Velvet trips Gracia, digs her boots in and waves to the camera. The ref counts, Velvet lets off and then brings Gracia up. Gracia knees low, bumps Velvet off buckles then throws haymakers. Gracia whips Velvet but she goes to the apron. Gracia runs into an ax kick! Velvet slingshot sunset flips but Gracia rolls through to hit a basement dropkick! Gracia poses, runs at Velvet and tiger feints her into a draping crucifix!
Gracia lets off at the ref’s count, mocks the stirrin’ it up, then hits a senton atomico! Cover, TWO! Gracia waistlocks for a rear bearhug, then rolls to make it a cover. ONE, Velvet fights to get free, and STUNNERS! Gracia staggers, Velvet runs but Gracia bypasses her. Velvet bypasses Gracia to rally with clotheslines! Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves, ROCKS and KICKS, then HEEL KICKS Gracia down! Velvet brings Gracia around, whips her to ropes, but Gracia reverses. Velvet wheelbarrows to a BULLDOG! Velvet tops it off with a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Velvet stirs it up nice and slow as Gracia goes to ropes, and Velvet DOUBLE KNEES her in the back! Velvet runs, JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet wins!
Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall
Velvet wins again, and is heating up towards AEW Revolution! Will she and the American Nightmare taste sweet, sweet, sweet victory against the towering giants in Jade and Shaq?
Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Jake St. Patrick!
Number 10 has been riding high, even though Hangman Page doesn’t want to #JoinDarkOrder. Maybe he can convince JSP to take Hangman’s place?
Negative One again joins commentary to watch his guy destroy the other guy. JSP and Vance tie up, JSP headlocks but Vance carries JSP and puts him on the corner! JSP is annoyed and hops down to circle with Vance. They tie up, Vance headlocks back now and grinds tight. JSP stomps Vance’s foot, runs but gets run over! Negative One says JSP may be acting like he’s not intimidated, but he is. But then JSP shoves Vance! JSP runs, but Vance catches the crossbody to pop him up for a stalling suplex! Ten seconds for Pres10, and he SLAMS JSP down! JSP gets to the apron, Vance hip tosses him back in! JSP scrambles away, Vance stalks JSP to the apron again, but JSP hotshots him!
JSP runs to EuroUpper and then basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Vance goes to a corner, JSP throws forearms, but Vance turns things around and CHOPS JSP! JSP turns it around to CHOP and kick and stomp away! The ref counts, JSP stops at 4, then goes corner to corner, but Vance hits him low! Vance throws body shots, JSP CLUBS him to a corner, and throws a EuroUpper! JSP throws body shots and clubbing forearms, Vance throws body shots back then ROCKS JSP! JSP elbows back, boots and dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Negative One enjoys that he can intimidate Excalibur, but JSP is firing off kicks! JSP sweeps the legs but Vance ducks the buzzsaw to CLOBBER JSP! And again!
Vance whips JSP and back drops! JSP flounders, Vance whips JSP and pops him up but JSP lands on his feet to windmill kick! JSP runs in but Vance dodges to SPINEBUSTER! Negative One loves that one! He gives the signal and Vance ends it with the DEAD LIFT BOMB! Cover, Vance wins!
Winner: Preston Vance, by pinfall
Negative One makes another $5 as Vance makes another impressing showing! Will Vance lead the way for the Dark Order into the top singles rankings?
Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Chaos Project!
For Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, it’s been so far so good on their tag titles or bust journey! But will Luther and Serpentico change that this close to Beach Break?
The teams sort out and the Heavy Metal Rebel starts with SNAKEMAN. Serpentico rushes in but Kaz avoids him. They circle, tie up, and Kaz hits a fireman’s carry takedown to a keylock. Serpentico rolls back to reverse to a hammerlock. Kaz gets up, slips around to wrench back to a keylock then a trip. Serpentico moves around, Kaz shifts to an ARMBAR! Serpentico gets the ropebreak, with some help from Luther. Kaz lets go, Serpentico returns and kicks low. Serpentico throws hands, forearms, then whips corner to corner. Kaz goes up and over, CHOPS Serpentico, then brings him up to wrench and ram shoulders.
Kaz wrenches again, snapmares and drops a leg on the arm! Kaz short arm scissors, Luther protests, but Kaz drops knees on Serpentico’s arm. Kaz wrenches again, whips Serpentico but Serpentico reverses. Kaz stops himself to hit an armbar DDT! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps on the arm, cranks it, tags in Daniels, and SCU coordinates for ax handles to the arm! Daniels wrenches but Serpentico ROCKS him! Tag to Luther and Luther fires off on Daniels! Luther whips corner to corner, Daniels dodges and dodges again, then escapes a scoop! Luther bucks the roll up away but Daniels dropkicks! Daniels snapmares Luther, tags Kaz in and then Daniels slingshot elbow drops!
Kaz slingshot leg drops! Cover, TWO! Luther throws hands, whips Kaz, but Kaz fights off Chaos Project. Luther distracts the ref, Serpentico trips Kaz and pulls Kaz into the post! Serpentico gets a cheap shot in, too, then Luther pulls Kaz by his ears! Luther lets off as the ref counts, then scoop slams Kaz! Tag to Serpentico, Luther scoops Serpentico to slam him on Kaz! And then throws him down for the cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Kaz goes to a corner, Serpentico throws haymakers. Serpentico whips corner to corner, Kaz goes up and rolls Serpentico, TWO! Serpentico Mongolian Chops Kaz! Serpentico throws headbutts, tags in Luther, and Chaos Project snapmares to KICK Kaz!
Serpentico willingly becomes a weapon this time for the assisted leg drop! Luther covers, TWO! Luther underhooks for a butterfly suplex! Cover, TWO! Luther argues the count, tags in Serpentico, and Chaos Project mugs Kaz. Kaz fights back but Luther kicks low! Luther uses Serpentico as a lawn dart for the tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Kaz lives and so does SCU! Fans rally as Kaz goes to a corner. Serpentico runs in corner to corner, but Kaz elbows him away! Serpentico fixes his head, runs in but into a BOOT! Serpentico fires up, runs back in, but into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Serpentico tumbles into the corner, fans rally up and Kaz hurries over. Hot tags to Luther and Daniels!
The Fallen Angel dodges and rallies on the Death Dealer! Daniels kicks Serpentico and uses him against Luther as a battering ram! Daniels kicks then STO’s Luther! Daniels drags Serpentico up to drop a leg on Luther! Cover, TWO! Daniels keeps his cool and he brings Luther up. Serpentico runs in, Daniels ditches Luther to catch Serpentico for an EXPLODER! Luther LEG LARIATS Daniels! Daniels staggers up, dodges the boot to kick and underhook! ANGEL’S WINGS! Cover, but Serpentico breaks it! Serpentico gets Luther to the corner, tags in, and then runs at Daniels to sunset flip! Daniels rolls through but into a SUPERKICK and basement DDT! Cover, TWO!
Daniels still lives, and so does SCU! Serpentico drags Daniels up, Sliced Bread is denied! Daniels dodges, tags in Kaz! Kaz runs in but Serpentico dodges, only for Kaz to CHOP! Kaz whips, Serpentico reverses and runs in but Kaz dodges! Kaz LARIATS Serpentico inside out! Tag to Daniels, they coordinate but Luther runs in to clobber Daniels! Luther BOOTS Kaz, ROCKS Daniels, then whips Daniels corner to corner. Daniels BOOTS back, HIGH LOW for Luther! Serpentico ENZIGURIS Daniels, but he misses Kaz! The Addiction combine for CELEBRITY REHAB!! Cover, The Addiction wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
SCU wins and they can continue on! While they’re not in the Beach Break Tag Team Battle Royal, will they still find their way to the tag titles before losing?
A very good episode, and somehow keeping it under two hours with the 13 matches and even a talk show. Speaking of which, while I was unsure of the flirtatious back and forth with Starks and Britt, I like that Schiavone is stepping in between it. He’s at least being a protective father or older brother figure to Britt, and that could be an interesting development to the overall story of Britt’s “friendship” with Schiavone. Comoroto is doing great, and between this and his Dynamite debut against Moxley, I think there are big plans in the works for the big guy. Fenix continues to get these Dark carders to bring out some amazing action, and KC Navarro looked the best he has since first showing up in AEW. But of course Fenix wins, and he is going to be a highlight of the Six Man Tag for Beach Break.
Santana and Ortiz have a strong showing again, and I hope they have a very strong showing in the Beach Break Tag Battle Royal. They should be no less than a finalist team, throwing it in MJF’s face to a degree that PNP should’ve been the team the Inner Circle put all their stock in this whole time. It could even come down to The Inner Circle having all three teams in there and then push comes to shove on whose allegiances are where. The Acclaimed had a really good music video promo to call out all the other teams in that match, and followed it right up with another really good rap promo and match. The Acclaimed should be floating around for a long time in that match just to prove their own point, but I’m thinking final four at most.
Velvet wins to keep momentum towards her story with Cody, Jade and Shaq, and I would hope to see her have a match on Dynamite so the normal viewer understands she has skills, too. Negative One was pretty funny on commentary again, though being a kid, he kinda did that thing you do as a kid where you push a joke a couple extra times too far to where it’s a bit much. But Vance wins to stay strong for the Dark Order, and Tay wins though only a friend of the Dark Order. Maybe Tay is in the Women’s Eliminator Tournament and there is a moment during that where Tay finally decides to #JoinDarkOrder. There could even be a point of tension where Anna Jay feels jaded because Tay joins, wins the tournament, and is the alpha female of the faction in one fell swoop.
My Score: 8.1/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/10/22)
MOX VS JERICHO 2!
Can the Maniac tame the Lionheart?
Jon Moxley puts up the Interim AEW World Championship, but not against The Wizard of the Painmaker, but against LIONHEART Chris Jericho!! Will Dynamite never, ever, EEEVER… be the same, again?
- Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King; Darby wins.
- Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable; LFI wins.
- Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Luchasaurus wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory; Starks wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho; Moxley wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King!
The Relentless One wants the House of Black’s behemoth to remember who brought him into AEW, but Brody wants to quite truly bury Darby and take his spot! Will the Coffin Drop one last time? Or will it be the House that falls?
Darby attacks Brody in the dark! The bell rings and fans are thunderous as Darby fires off on Brody in a corner! Brody shoves him away, runs in but into BOOTS! Darby gets his skateboard covered in tacks and SMACKS Brody with it! And again! Fans fire up more as Darby DIGS the tacks into Brody’s forehead! Brody fights it off, but he’s bleeding already! Darby stalks Brody while fans lose their minds! Brody bails out, Darby runs in but Brody ducks the board strike to DECK Darby! And then Brody TOSSES Darby over the timekeeper’s table! Brody BREAKS Darby’s board! But then Darby CLOBBERS Brody!
Darby dribbles Brody’s head off railing! Then off the steel steps! Brody’s blood is replacing his face paint! Darby BITES Brody but Brody shoves him away. Brody gets in the ring, Darby climbs up, but Brody choke grips! Darby DIGS his fingers at the eyes and then hops on top, SUPER CODE RED!! Fans are thunderous again as Brody flops away to the far side. Darby scurries over to push Brody off the apron and to the floor. Darby drags Brody by his arms but that’s some serious dead weight. Brody picks Darby up to RAM him into railing! Darby clutches his ribs, Brody CHOPS him off his feet! There’s a lot of blood painting ringside and it’s all from Brody!
Brody drags Darby up and runs him into more railing! The front row ends up moving back a bit from that one! Brody has to wipe his blood away, then he drags Brody up to whip him into more railing! Darby goes up and over while Brody roars and AEW goes picture in picture.
Brody stalks after Darby into the crowd, drags him up and gorilla presses, to TOSS Darby back to ringside! Brody then drags Darby up to CHOP him against the apron! Brody stalks Darby, scoops him and SLAMS him! Brody then gets a lot of space, for the SENTON! Brody storms around, looks under the ring, and finds a TABLE! Fans fire up to see that! Brody gets the table in the ring, then goes back to fetch Darby. Brody drags Darby up to RAM him into even more railing! And then he gets another TABLE! Brody sets this table up outside the ring and drags Darby up off the floor. Brody CHOPS Darby towards the table, then gets a THIRD TABLE!
Brody sets this table up next to the second, but the leg breaks off! Brody throws that defective table aside while AEW returns to single picture. Brody puts Darby on the one table, then climbs up the corner! SUPER SPLASH through the table but NOT Darby! Darby avoids certain destruction and the fans fire up behind him. Darby drags himself up with the apron skirt and then the ropes. Brody crawls around and Darby has a wild look in his eyes, but then the lights go out! The lights come back on and it’s Malakai Black AND BUDDY MATTHEWS! Darby doesn’t care how many targets there are, he still builds speed! But Julia Hart trips him up! The FULL House is here!
Buddy CHOP BLOCKS Darby! Buddy stomps away while fans boo and Malakai gets in the ring. POP-UP KNEE from Buddy, and he gives Darby MURPHY’S LAW! Malakai walks over, crouches by Darby and Buddy steps up the table in the corner. Malakai puts Darby up against the table and Brody barks from the corner. Brody runs in, to CANNONBALL through the table! And this time, Darby IS part of the crash! Fans chant for Sting as Buddy and Malakai drag Darby from the wreckage, and then Buddy opens the coffin. But inside, it’s STIIIIING! Sting has his baseball bat, and he JAMS, and CRACKS and SMACKS Buddy!!
Sting whips Buddy hard into steel steps! Buddy tumbles over and Sting gets in the ring,. Malakai sits down, Brody stagger sup, Sting CLOBBERS Brody with it. Sting throws the bat to Malakai?! Sting is daring Malakai to try something, but Malakai thinks better of it. Fans boo as Malakai walks away, and he tells Brody he has to finish this. Sting slowly follows Malakai as he leaves, not letting this one go! Fans fire up, and Darby DIVES! He hits Brody towards the coffin but into the lid! The coffin closes and Darby opens it back up. Brody throws body shots and then RAMS Darby into more railing! Brody scoops and SLAMS Darby on the steel steps!
Brody closes the coffin, moves it around, then opens it back up. Brody drags Darby up and scoops him onto his shoulder. Brody goes up the steps, then to the apron. Darby fights back! Darby slips off and grabs Brody’s steel chain! Brody drags Darby into the SLEEPR, but Darby ROCKS Brody with the STEEL CHAIN FIST! And then he CHOKES Brody with the chain!! Brody suffers the hangman’s sleeper, and then Darby lets him go! Brody tumbles right into the coffin and it closes! DARBY WINS!
Winner: Darby Allin
The coffin didn’t drop, but it did slam shut! Darby survives this quite horrific battle with Brody, but will things only escalate with Buddy Matthews back and Sting going after Malakai?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Y’know, I was thinking. Since y’all’re coming at me with your ‘interim’ just about every two seconds, and we already have the FTW belt, just for fun, what if we called this the FYI belt? Just an idea. This was forged in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Piccadilly. And just like the famed Hart Dungeon in Calgary, this championship is about pain and how much you can endure. For over two decades, we have watched the last survivor of the Dungeon, ‘Lionheart’ Chris Jericho, and we have watched his fighting spirit on full display. Tonight, I’m going to test it. And I am going to push it to its breaking point. And Chris, if your fighting sprit doesn’t break, your body will.”
Chris Jericho responds!
“After two and a half years, tonight, Chris Jericho takes back what’s rightfully his. Tonight, I will become the new AEW World Champion! I’m gonna beat ya, Moxley, and I’m gonna tell ya why. You wanted to face Lionheart Chris Jericho. You wanted to face the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon. Well be careful what you wish for, Mox! Cuz Stu wasn’t some kind of loveable old man, no. He was vicious! He was violent! He was a sadist! And the pain he put me through is something I never wanted to think about again. Until tonight.
“You talk about painting the canvas red with blood and scattering teeth across the ring. Well you can fix a tooth. You can heal a cut. But what I’m gonna do to you isn’t so easily fixable. I’m gonna twist you, Mox. I’m gonna turn you, and wrench the sh*t outta you tonight! I was the first AEW World Champion, and tonight, Lionheart Chris Jericho, the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon, will be the NEXT AEW World Champion! I guaran-effing-tee it!!”
Next week, the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament begins!
Culminating with the final at All Out on September 4th, 2022, the opening round will be: Death Triangle VS Will Ospreay & Aussie Open! The House of Black VS The Dark Order! Best Friends VS The Trustbusters! And La Faccion Ingobernable, now adding DRAGON LEE to the team, against the Young Bucks, and whoever they choose to join them. But who will that be? We’ll have to wait and see!
Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable!
Speaking of all those great trios, Death Triangle’s Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix are taking on Andrade El Idolo & Rush in an unbridled battle of lucha libre! Will Penta & Fenix show everyone the power of #CeroMiedo? Or will LFI make AEW tranquilo?
The bell rings and since no one needs to tag, Penta and Andrade get in each other’s face. Rush and Fenix stare down, too, and the brawl just fires off! They haymakers fly, Fenix knees Rush and Andrade DECKS Penta. Rush whips Fenix to a corner to clothseline, then he and Andrade stomp the brothers. Fans are torn as Andrade fires up. Penta yanks ANdrade back to GAMANGIRI! Rush runs in to DECK Penta! Fenix SOBATS Rush, then runs corner to corner, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into the corner! Andrade rusn now, but into a SLINGBLADE from Penta! Rush tears off his shirt and throws it at Penta!
Fans fire up as Penta and Rush circle. Penta goes to headlock but Rush shoves him away. Things speed up, Rush CHOPS on the run! Penta CHOPS back! Rush fires up, Penta runs, but into a ROLLING ELOW! Rush runs, into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Rush bails out and regroups with Andrade. Penta builds speed but Andrade and Rush split up. Penta chooses Rush but Andrade trips him up! Fenix watches Andrade to then DIVE onto Rush! Direct hit into railing and Fenix puts Rush in. Penta gets Rush up but Fenix DIVES to take out Andrade at the ramp! Penta half nelsons, pump handles KARMA!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous with “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix climbs up and Penta tucks Rush in, but Andrade shoves Penta over to thwart the driver! Fenix jumps into a DROPKICK! But Penta SUPERKICKS Rush! Only for Rush to POWERSLAM Penta! Fenix KICKS Rush, then runs and jumps, but into a double hip toss SLAM onto Penta! Rush and Andrade double cover the brothers, TWO!! Both Penta and Fenix kick out and fans rally up. Andrade rains down fists on Penta, and Rush CHOPS Fenix out of the ring. Fans rally as LFI fist bump then DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! Direct hit on both brothers at the ramp and fans fire up!
AEW goes picture in picture as Andrade puts Penta in the ring. Rush RAMS Fenix into railing while Andrade covers, TWO! Penta keeps his team in this and he goes to the apron. Rush CHOPS Fenix against railing, then drags him up to whip into more railing! Rush snampares Fenix and uses camera cable to LASH him! Andrade hits a DDT onto a chair! Rush CHOKES Fenix with the cables! Andrade leaves Penta behind to bring Fenix up and into the ring. LFI kick Fenix around, fans rally behind “CERO! MIEDO!” but LFI go out after Penta! They mug Penta, stomp him down, then Rush grabs a chair! Andrade has Rush hold on, that’d be a disqualification.
Andrade puts Penta in the ring and he boots Penta down! Andrade clamps onto Penta with an armlock while Rush snapmares Fenix into a neck wrench. Rush is digging at Fenix’s mask! Andrade sits Fenix up and has Rush run, and he basement dropkicks Fenix down! AEW returns to single picture as Andrade puts Penta in a corner and CHOPS him! LFI double whips Penta corner to corner, then Rush runs in. Penta dodges to SUPERKICK Andrade, GAMANGIRI Rush, then wheelbarrow victory roll, FLYING DDT on Rush! Fans fire up as Fenix knuckle locks and CHOPS Andrade to go up and up and FLYING RANA Rush!
Penta swings on Andrade but Andrade ducks. Andrade shoves Penta to a corner and follows him, but Penta goes up and over and BACKSTABBERS! Cover, TWO! But Penta and Fenix wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rush runs in, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans fire up and Fenix runs in to get a boost from Penta, BIG SPLASH on Rush! Cover, Andrade breaks it! LFI regroups while fans are thunderous! The brothers say uno, dos, tres! SUPERKICKS! LFI bails out and fans shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Now the Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! They return the favor and the fans fire up for the Latino Heat!
Fenix puts Andrade in and fans chant “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Fenix climbs, to FROG SPLASH onto knees! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and Andrade is frustrated. Rush returns and fans rally up. LFI drags Fenix up and they set him up, but Fenix ducks and the SUPERKICK hits Rush! Andrade hurries to reel Fenix in but Fenix fights the hammerlock! Penta SUPERKICKS Andrade! Rush SHOTGUNS Penta! Andrade pounds the mat and fans fire up! Andrade runs corner to corner, CIEN KNEES for Penta! But Fenix JUMP SOBATS Andrade! Rush shoves Fenix to a corner but Fenix BOOTS back! Fenix goes up and up, and leaps into a POWERBOMB!
But Penta SOMERSAULT CUTTERS Rush! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down on the mat! A standing count starts, someone has to stand up! We’re at 5 of 10, then 7! Penta is on the apron with Andrade but Rush rushes in, into a GAMANGIRI! Penta reels Andrade in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But it isn’t a package piledriver, it’s a DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again as Penta and Fenix get Rush on the apron. Penta reels Rush in and hooks him up but Rush fights! Penta CLUBS away on Rush, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, but Andrade trips up the tightrope walk! Rush KNEES Penta down!
LFI goes after Fenix, but Fenix ROCKS Andrade! Rush HEADBUTTS Fenix! Fenix wobbles but stays on his feet, so Andrade ELBOW DROP DDTs! Cover, TWO!! Rush intercepts Penta with another knee and then ties the tail of his mask to the ropes! Andrade helps tie a double knot, and fans boo as LFI uses Penta’s lucha tradition against him! But Fenix SUPERKICKS Andrade! Only to turn around into Rush’s SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK! Rush drags Fenix up and tucks the arms, STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, PENTA LEAVES HIS MASK TO BREAK IT!!! His brother is more important than his mask!
But then Alex Abrahantes slides a spare mask in for Penta! Penta grabs for it, but Andrade stands on Penta’s hand! Andrade snatches the mask and grins. Jose CLBOBERS Alex and Andrade throws the mask away! Rush drags Penta up to TOSS Penta, but Fenix rolls Andrade! Rush breaks it!! Andrade whips Fenix into the corner and stomps away! Fans chant to someone to “THROW IT BACK!” in reference to Penta’s spare mask. Rush takes aim, BULL’S HORNS!! Rush drags Fenix up and feeds him to Andrade! LA SOMBRA DDT! Cover, LFI wins!
Winners: La Faccion Ingobernable, by pinfall
There was no saving Fenix & Penta from tranquilo! Will adding Dragon Lee only make LFI even more dangerous in the coming Trios Championship tournament?
The Young Bucks are on the Cutler Cam.
Matt & Nick Jackson have Brandon Cutler follow them because they need to get this on tape. The Bucks visit the Dark Order and Hangman Page. Sorry to barge in, but they mean no disrespect. They just wanted this on camera. John Silver says that’s fine, they have a BTE bit to film later anyway. Evil Uno asks Hangman and the Bucks if the rest of them should step out for this. No, no, it’s fine. The Bucks want the whole world to know this: They thank Hangman for saving them last week when he didn’t have to. Word on the street is, The Undisputed Elite are going to be around for a long time, and Hangman didn’t have to run them off.
The world has seen how the Bucks have treated Hangman, from what they’ve said to what they’ve done. They’re not proud of that and would take it all back if they could. So, Matt has been thinking and reminiscing. His favorite, most fun time of his career was when the three of them and The Elite were together, runnin’ and gunnin’ and doing this. They were building the revolution that became AEW. The friendship, the camaraderie, but then after AEW became a reality, things just got really weird. Matt knows Hangman felt that, too. Maybe it was the money, the TV time, the fame, but the Bucks got weird and selfish and if they could take it all back, they would.
So Matt just wants to say he is sorry. He means it. And… They’re here in this building, the very building Hangman won the AEW World Championship. Matt stood from afar and was so proud of Hangman, but he couldn’t even man up and say it! Hangman became a superstar! He wasn’t that other guy in The Elite, he WAS the Elite that night. Matt is so proud of Hangman, and wished he had enjoyed the journey over the destination. They can never get that time back. And Matt isn’t sure who he is anymore. He looks in the mirror and wonders if the internet trolls are right that he and Nick are awful. Maybe those people are on to something! Maybe they’re bad people.
But Matt knows one thing: when they’re around Hangman, he brings out the good in them. That is why Cutler’s camera is right here. The Bucks want to ask Hangman here and now: Will he be their third man in the trios tournament? The Hung Bucks can take on anyone! What does Hangman say? Huh? One last time! Hangman knew this would happen. He’d love to, guys, but he can’t. He knows Matt just said he was so proud of Hangman winning the world title and all that, but… The Bucks didn’t, The Dark Order did. These guys have been there for Hangman for those years The Bucks weren’t.
And in this AEW World Trios Championship tournament, Hangman feels this is The Dark Order’s chance. He feels he should have their backs the way they’ve always had his. He won’t be in the tournament at all, the Dark Order guys will be the team. So Hangman can’t be in their corner and in the Bucks’ corner at the same time. Hangman is sorry, but the Bucks get that. Hangman does know the Bucks should find someone who would never turn their backs on them. The Bucks get that. It’s fine. They can talk later. Good luck, Dark Order! Cutler asks The Bucks if they think Hangman meant him for the tournament. SHUT UP, BRANDON!
Jungle Boy is here!
Fans swing their arms and sing along while the pyro goes off! Jungle Jack is joining commentary for this one, but he doesn’t feel it’ll be that long. Because it’s LUCHASAURUS!
Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake!
Jurassic Express is united, but JB is letting the wrestling dinosaur run his own course. Will Luchasaurus go all Godzilla on one half of the Workhorsemen?
The bell rings and Henry rushes in with forearms, but Luchasaurus TOSSES him to a corner! And then clotheslines! Luchasaurus hauls Henry up to pop him around for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Henry flounders, JD coaches him up, but Luchasaurus storms up on him. Henry ENZIGURIS, but Luchasaurus doesn’t budge! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Henry down! Luchasaurus hauls Henry back up, for the FOSSILIZER! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!
Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall
JB knew he wouldn’t be here long. But wait, Christian Cage is applauding from the back. “Impressive win, Luchasaurus. Now, Jungle Boy, I was gonna go out there and rip that headset off your head and slap the s*it outta you, right here, right now, but I decided the people of Minneapolis, they don’t deserve to see me in person.” JB throws off the headset as Christian says he is having way too much fun- OH NO! JB found Christian but security stops him from tearing into Christian! Captain Charisma runs off, Luchasaurus CLOBBERS the security! CHOKE SLAM onto a trunk! AEW producer Pat Buck rushes in, but gets a HEADBUTT for it!
JB tells Luchasaurus to take it easy, and make sure Pat’s okay. JB goes off to hunt down Christian, will he finally get his hands on the sleazy legend?
“Malakai. You’ve put me through changes, dragged me into the dark, but then I saw Hell was empty. Because all the devils are here.” Julia Hart walks over?! She tells Miro, “Embrace the gift. Give into it like I did.” Miro removes Julia’s hand from his face, and says there is only one woman who can touch The Redeemer, and Julia is not her. Tell the Pagans that he accepts their gift, and that he will own it so that he may use it to destroy them. “My warpath to my God is clear now. And it leads directly through The House of Black. These are the words of the Redeemer!” Will Miro join Sting and Darby in their fight against Malakai and his minions? Or is he going to destroy them on his own?
Backstage interview with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.
Mark Henry asks Hobbs if it is safe to assume, that after what happened last week, that he is done with Ricky Starks? Hobbs chuckles, but before he can answer, QT Marshall & The Factory walk over. QT tells Mark that this isn’t Will Hobbs, it’s POWERHOUSE Hobbs. And is he done with Starks? Hobbs left some crumbs, but tonight, Aaron Solo and The Factory sprinkles those crumbs around like parmesan cheese on mama’s spaghetti. And Hobbs doesn’t need to worry about a guy like Starks. Look at him! QT sees a world title in Hobbs’ future. The Factory can handle Starks, “because nobody says no to The Factory.”
Hobbs tells QT, “Don’t let your problem become mine.” Hobbs then leaves and Mark looks to QT. Will The Factory take Hobbs’ warning seriously? Will Starks make an absolute fool out of QT when he takes on Solo tonight?
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are here!
They go to the ring, all fired up and dressed to the nines. Sonjay gets a mic to say he’s on a high! Did the fans see Battle of the Belts last Saturday? They did to Wardlow the unthinkable. “Nobody has done to Wardlow what we did last Saturday night. Satnam Singh, One in a Billion, 7’4″, he choke slammed Wardlow right through a table! Wardlow was like 20 feet high up in the air!” Satnam rocks! But Wardlow, you may think that they’re done with you, but they’re not done by a long shot! Lethal gets the mic to say that last Saturday, they sent a message. The message is A) Defend the TNT Championship against Lethal one more time, or B) they come find him and just take the title!
Fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” and wouldn’t you know? Here comes Wardlow! Wardlow says Lethal wants another shot? Then he’s got it! But for tonight, eh whoops all three of their asses! And wait! Following behind are the TOP GUYS! F T R!! Fans are fired up for Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, draped in gold from ROH, NJPW and AAA! This unofficial Pinnacle reunion storms its way to the ring, so Lethal and his boys bail out! Sonjay looks for something under the ring, but there’s nothing good. Cash dares someone to get in the ring, but Lethal’s group flanks them. Lethal rushes in, but Wardlow blocks hi and ROCKS him, into the BIG RIG!
Lethal bails back out and Sonjay checks on him. Lethal’s crew retreats for now, will Wardlow and FTR stay Top Guys in AEW?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Tony Schiavone is with Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, Matt Menard and Anna “Jay AS” but Parker has him shush. Menard says he can feel it! The world can feel it! Daddy Magic’s lucky red jacket is here, and history will be made tonight! Moxley, it’s been a hell of a run, but it comes to an end TONIGHT! Because tonight is the Jericho Championship Appreciation Party! Did you see the spread?! There’s hors d’oeuvres, amuse-bouche, even a fondue fountain! And Schiavone, you are NOT invited! But best yet, they’ve got A Little Bit o’ the Bubbly! It’s time for the AEW Galaxy to APPRECIATE US!
And while talking about appreciation, you know who should appreciate Garcia? Bryan Danielson. Bryan got another paid vacation with his family and that garden. Garcia put Bryan to sleep and owns him now. He is the Dragonslayer! Anna then shouts at a random stage hand and says if they don’t believe Garcia is the Dragonslayer, she’s gonna choke them out!! And then she does!! Will the JAS be celebrating with Le Champion after tonight’s main event?
Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory!
The Absolute may be without his FTW Championship and without Team Taz, but he is not about to pay for protection or join up with QT Marshall’s mockery of a mafia. Will Starks prove to his other former tag partner that he’s still a dangerous man? Or will Solo show him the power of The Factory?
Solo rushes Starks the second he’s in the ring but Starks dodges! The bell rings and Starks fires off hands with Solo! Fans fire up but Solo ROCKS Starks. Solo whips Starks to a corner but Starks comes back to CLOBBER Solo! Starks then dodges Solo to back drop him, and strike his pose! Fans fire up, and Starks whips Solo. Solo reverses, Cole Karter trips Starks up, and Solo CLOBBERS Starks! But the ref saw that and EJECTS Karter! So much for his two dimes in this match. Solo is mad and he storms up on Starks but Starks CHOPS him! Solo ROCKS Starks, fires off hands in the corner, then stomps a mudhole in.
The ref counts, Solo lets off at 4, and he talks trash on Starks while fans rally behind Starks. Solo stands Starks up, throws hands and then SLAPS Starks! Solo grins but Starks scowls. Solo and Starks clinch, Starks shoves Solo away and the hands start flying! Starks ROCKS Solo again and again then whips, but Solo reverses. Starks JAWBREAKERS, then dodges Solo to TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up and Starks runs to BOOT Solo! Starks reels Solo in, strikes his pose, and underhooks to lift, but Solo RANAS free! Solo kicks but Starks blocks and side steps, then ducks the Screw High Kick to SPEAR Solo on the return!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was an absolutely exciting finish to the match! QT sends the Freak Beast to the ring, with a chair! Starks sees him coming, dodges that chair shot, and hits a SPINEBUSTER! Starks calls out Hobs with that one! And then he underhooks Comoroto, only for Solo to CLOBBER Starks from behind! Comoroto gets the chair back, but Starks sends Solo into Comoroto! Starks bails, but he sees QT and Ogogo storming down the ramp! Starks goes up and over the railing, QT tumbles as he tries to follow, and Starks gets away! Hobbs is in the back, and he rips the TV off the mount and slams it down! Powerhouse is pissed that Starks survives, will he have to handle Starks himself?
Backstage interview with Gunn Club.
Billy is telling his boys to toughen up, but Lexi Nair asks them about how they’re feeling after the Dumpster Match loss. Funny she should bring that up, because they were just going over that. Billy was trying to figure out how, in one night, these two could RUIN the only match Billy made famous! This is what makes Billy miss The Acclaimed. But wait, Stokely Hathaway walks in? He tells “Grandpa Ass” that it’s time to go to bed, it’s after 8 PM! They’ve got some Ensure in catering, maybe Billy can go get himself a bottle. As for the Gunn boys, they can start taking their careers a little more seriously.
Billy grabs the card away from Stokely. “The jokes are old and funny, but you’re about to have a really bad day.” Stokely says alright, that’s fine. Stokely leaves, and Billy says to make it up to Austin & Colten, they have a match for Rampage. But then Danhausen walks in! He and “the big bearded fellow” will see the Ass Boys this Friday. Don’t touch them! Get away. Who is Danhausen talking about for his tag team partner? Trent?
Backstage interview with Best Friends.
Speaking of Trent, Schiavone is with Trent, Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy because they had something they wanted to show everyone. Cassidy high-fives Trent and Chuck, is this what he was talking about? But then the Trustbusters, Ari Daivari, Slim J & Parker Bourdeaux, walk over. Ari has Slim J get the mic to hold it for him. Ari says he’s been trying to get a hold of Cassidy all week! But Cassidy hasn’t answered any of Ari’s texts, calls or emails! Now that the trust has kicked in, Ari is investing in the best talent in AEW. He wants to bring Cassidy to superstardom, and all he’s gotta do is ditch the morons right here!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Cassidy doesn’t know what Ari’s talking about, but whatever his question is, the answer is no. Trent & Chuck back him up. Is that it? The final answer is no? Alright, that’s fine. They’ll learn first hand what happens to people who say know to Daivari Dinero! Will the Trustbusters beat the Best Friends right out of the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament? Or will it be more like the other way around?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne!
The undefeated streak and inaugural title reign continue as #ThatBitch is 35-0! But she’s up against a FIVE-TIME Women’s World Champion and THREE-TIME Women’s Tag Team Champion. Will Madison reign in AEW? Or will the storm that’s coming make Madison quake by the lake?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Madison is the one, or just another one.
Jade and Rayne get face to face and fans rally up. Jade shoves Rayne down but Rayne is right back up! Jade applauds Rayne, kisses her on the forehead, pats her on the top of her head, then offers a handshake. Rayne fires off forearms instead! Rayne whips, Jade blocks, then reels Rayne in for a knee! Jade CLUBS Rayne, storms up and kicks her low, and Rayne goes to a corner. Jade runs in but Rayne goes up! Jade hits buckles and Rayne hits a missile dropkick! Fans fire up as Jade bails out and Kiera fans her off. Rayne goes to the apron, Jade avoids the Penalty Kick to Electric Chair! Jade pops Rayne around, but Rayne throws hands to RANA Jade away!
Rayne stalks Jade, SHOVES her into railing, then fires up! Fans fire up with Rayne but Jade gets in the ring. Rayne gets on the apron, and the ref watches Kiera! Rayne tells her not to even, and Kiera backs off. Rayne gets in, Jade SPEARS her outta nowhere! And then kips up! Fans fire up as Jade flexes, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Rayne crawls to the apron but Jade storms over. Rayne shoulders into Jade, Jade ROCKS Rayne, then suplexes Rayne up and into the ring! A hard landing and both women are down! Kiera coaches Jade up but Rayne gets to the corner. Jade runs in and fires off forearms! Jade then TOSSES Rayne across the way! Jade says taht’s why she’s 35-0! Jade does push-ups and fans cheer her on. Jade then storms up on Rayne to stomp her in the corner. Jade TOSSES Rayne the other way now, then dribbles, into a BOOT! Rayne goes up again, but Jade ROCKS her first! Jade trophy lifts Rayne off the corner and carries her around, to then DROP her!
Fans fire up for Jade’s power and Kiera says that’s right! Jade looms over Rayne, stomps her around, kicks her around, and talks trash. Jade pie faces Rayne but Rayne throws body shots! Jade CLUBS Rayne, drags her up and DCKS her! Rayne goes to a corner, Jade drags her up and ROCKS her again. Jade whips Rayne corner to corner hard and Rayne falls down. Jade mocks Rayne’s pain then stomps Rayne more. Jade dribbles and runs corner to corner to DUNK on Rayne! Jade keeps dribbling and she drags Rayne back up. Rayne throws body shots again but Jade CLUBS her down. Jade drags Rayne up to suplex and hold her up!
AEW returns to single picture as Jade still has Rayne in the stalling suplex, with one arm! Then the SLAM! Jade covers, TWO! Kiera is upset, and she tells fans to shut up about the two! Jade drags Rayne up, but Rayne JAWBREAKERS! Jade staggers, Rayne gets up and throws forearms! Fans rally, Rayne CHOPS and forearms on repeat! Jade spins Rayne but Rayne kicks low. Then ENZIGURIS! Jade staggers again, Rayne reels Jade in, turns Jade and hits a NECKBREAKER! Rayne fires up and goes to the corner. Fans fire up as Rayne climbs, and Jade staggers up into the BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Rayne drags Jade back up, Jade throws body shots, but Rayne has a GUILLTOINE! Jade powers Rayne up, but Rayne makes it a SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and Rayne is shocked! Rayne sees Kiera on the apron and grabs her by her hair! Jade rushes in, Rayne dodges and the BOOT gets Kiera! Rayne rolls Jade up, TWO!! Rayne kicks but misses, Jade BOOTS Rayne down! Jade drags Rayne up, chicken wings her, but Rayne switches to knee low! CROSS- NO, Jade slips through to chicken wing! JADED! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
THIRTY-SIX! Jade has one 36 singles matches in a row, no losses anywhere on her record, and she just crossed off a big name. But wait! That Baddie fan in the crowd hops the railing, and it’s ATHENA! The Fallen Goddess was in disguise, and Jade turns around into a HAYMAKER! Athena fires off on Jade, whips her to ropes, but Kiera helps Jade get away! Fans boo but Athena snatches up the TBS Championship! Will Athena be the one to finally dethrone #ThatBitch?
Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm.
Schiavone says it was a big week for #ThunderStorm last week, from that tag team defeat to the successful AEW Women’s World Championship defense at Battle of the Belts III. But a big announcement here: Kris Statlander is injured and cannot compete, making Toni Storm the #1 contender once again. Rosa says in this sport, this happens all the time, and they have to rise to the occasion. This isn’t what Rosa wanted but it is what it is. Storm agrees, she didn’t see it going down like this, either. But next week, Storm will be in action and plans to keep the momentum going. And Storm’s main goal is to be AEW Women’s World Champion.
Rosa says she wishes Storm luck in her match, but they’ll talk about a possible title match after that. Will #ThunderStorm be torn apart by the gold?
AEW has more for Rampage’s Quake by the Lake!
After being called out again and again by Daniel Garcia, Bryan Danielson will make his return to address his status! Plus, we’ll hear(?) from the FTW Champion, the Handsome Devil, HOOK! And it turns out, Danhausen’s “big bearded guy” is none other than ERICK REDBEARD!! It will be the debut of #Beardhausen in a match with the Gunn Club! And ahead of their Trios match with Best Friends, Ari Daivari sends out his heavy hitter, Parker Boudreaux, against the returning Sonny Kiss! Plus, Ari Daivari himself is in action, against Orange Cassidy! Will Daivari get to personally show Cassidy why it was a bad move to reject him?
Then, after their big Street Fight win just last Friday, Swerve in Our Glory is back to speak on the state of the AEW World Tag Team Championships! And lastly, #SamTay, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti Melo, bring the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships to AEW, and defend them against Dante Martin & Skye Blue! Will the newlyweds lose their gold to Angel Dorado & Cielo Azul?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
As part of the Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon crossover, it will be Dragonslayer VS American Dragon! Daniel Garcia VS Bryan Danielson, the REMATCH! And it will be BEST TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS!! Will Red Death get the better of Bryan again? Or will Bryan be the one doing the slaying this time?
Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho!
As far as The Maniac is concerned, there is nothing “interim” about what he’s been doing! He says he IS the AEW World Champion, no matter when or where CM Punk returns in the future. Likewise, Jericho vows to become the new AEW World Champion here tonight, because he’s bringing out the Lionheart! He even uses the classic theme and some NJPW highlights! Will this be more than a nostalgia trip for everyone tonight? Or will Moxley refuse to lose the belt he’s fought so hard to get back?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if a Wild Thing can tame a Lionheart!
Fans are fired up already with the bell, Jericho flips Moxley off! Moxley just flips Jericho off in return! They circle, tie up, and Jericho arm-drags! Moxley is mad already as Jericho grins. The two reset, slowly circle, and they tie up again. Jericho arm-drags again and now Moxley is getting frustrated. Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers and circles with Moxley again. They knuckle lock, go for a test of strength, and fans duel. Jericho powers Moxley back, headlocks, but Moxley pries free to headlock and hits the takeover. Jericho headscissors, Moxley kips free and fans cheer the new standoff.
Jericho and Moxley tie up again, Moxley shoots in, around and headlocks. Jericho powers out, Moxley rams shoulders, and neither man falls. Jericho shouts at Moxley, then runs, to ram Moxley! Moxley just SLAPS Jericho, so Jericho SLAPS back! Moxley kicks low and underhooks but Jericho trips Moxley up! Jericho has the legs, but Moxley resists the turnover and spins to throw Jericho away! Both men get up, Jericho wrenches and hammerlocks to then drag Moxley down for a Mexican Jave armbar! Jericho throws elbows into Moxley’s neck, fans rally up with “SKOL! SKOL! SKOL!” and Jericho shifts from that hold to a leglock clutch!
Moxley endures as Jericho keeps him hovering off the mat! Moxley fights and squeaks out, to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho CHPOS, Moxley CHOPS, repeat! Moxley eggs Jericho on then forearms to a snapmare and KICK! Moxley flips Jericho off again, then dares him to getup. Jericho stands, kicks and snapmares to KICK in the back, and neck wrench! Jericho pulls on Moxley’s earring! AND RIPS IT OUT!! Fans can’t believe how vicious Jericho is! Jericho drops the earring while Moxley gets to the apron. TRIANGLE JUMP DROPKICK! Moxley is hit and tumbles to the floor! Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers while AEW goes picture in picture.
Jericho shows off the earring again, Moxley writhes on the outside, and the ref reprimands about the earring. Jericho flips everyone off and goes out to put the earring on the timekeeper’s table. Jericho storms up on Moxley, throws elbows into the earlobe, and it is bleeding! Moxley staggers away, Jericho follows after and has him sit in the corner. Jericho rains down fists on that ear, then he RAMS Moxley into the railing! Jericho then soaks up the heat before going back to Moxley. Jericho drags Moxley up, puts him back in the ring, and Moxley staggers away while clutching his ear. Jericho stomps away on Moxley in the corner, focusing on the ear!
The ref reprimands, counts, and Jericho backs off at 4. Jericho drags Moxley back into a CAMEL CLUTCH! Fans rally while Moxley endures, and Jericho lets Moxley go. Jericho taunts the fans and they cheer and jeer. Moxley gets up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley runs, but into a DROPKICK! Jericho has his cocky cover, ONE! Jericho grins and paces around, then brings Moxley up for a BIG back suplex! Jericho then runs to BOOT Moxley down! Jericho continues to soak up the heat as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho flips fans off, taunts the jeering and booing, but then turns around into a LARIAT from Moxley!
Fans fire up while both men are down, and Moxley, still trying to stop his ear from bleeding, fires off hands on Jericho, Jericho hits back, Moxley fires off forearms and kicks and uppercuts! Moxley runs, but into a spin and underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Jericho runs to LARIAT Moxley down! Jericho then LIONSAULTS! He’s still got it! Cover, TWO, and Moxley gets Jericho’s arm for an ARMBAR! Jericho flails, moves around, clasps hands, but Moxley fights the grip by BENDING the fingers! ARMBAR!! Jericho fights around, throws down elbows, again focusing on the ear!
Jericho steps over, INVERTED MOTORCYCLE STRETCH! Moxley endures his arms being bent back, uses that to hook a leg and trip Jericho, for an ANKLE LOCK!! Jericho endures, rolls, kicks Moxley away, but Moxley shoots in and around to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho’s right back up! Jericho gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX Moxley! Moxley stands up but staggers about, the blood a crimson mask on that left side of his face. Jericho runs in to clothesline in the corner! And again, and again, and again! Jericho hoists Moxley up top to CHOP, then climbs up after him for the SUPER STEINER! Fans fire up as Jericho chases Moxley down! Cover, TWO!!
Jericho doesn’t bother being frustrated with Moxley’s toughness, he just goes outside to YANK Moxley into the post! And SLAM the legs against the steel! The ref reprimands but Jericho SLAMS the legs into the post again! Jericho then ties those legs up, shouts out The Hitman with the HANGING FIGURE FOUR!! The ref counts, Jericho lets go at 4! Moxley crawls and hobbles away but Jericho stalks him. Moxley catches the haymaker into a FUJIWARA, then the CROSSFACE! Jericho endures but Moxley pulls him way back! Jericho fights, but Moxley just keeps pulling back! Jericho pries at the hands, clubs at them, then rolls through to get the legs!
Moxley fights but Jericho works to turn him over! Fans fire up as Jericho keeps trying, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Jericho sits deep on the hold but Moxley endures! Fans are thunderous and dueling, and Moxley is fading! Moxley stays conscious as AEW goes picture in picture!
Moxley pushes up, fades again, but he gets a second wind! Moxley pushes up, crawls on his elbows through the bloodstains he himself has left on this mat, but his body starts giving out again! Jericho keeps sitting on the hold, but Moxley flips him off! Moxley fights forward again, manages to tuck and roll, and he throws haymakers from below! Jericho stomps Moxley in return! And then turns him again, back into the WALLS!! Moxley endures and fans are thunderous! Moxley keeps fighting, this is maybe his third or fourth wind, but he’s still so far from the ropes! AEW returns to single picture as Jericho shouts for Moxley to just quit!
Moxley crawls, and claws, and scratches, and reaches the ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets off, and he again argues with the ref that he won! Bu the didn’t, that was the ropebreak! Jericho stomps away on Moxley in frustration, then lets off as he tries to think what he has to do. Moxley stands, Jericho TRIANGLE JUMPS but Moxley tosses him to the floor! Moxley gets back in the ring, hobbles with his bad back and massive blood loss, and he gets up the corner! SUPER DIVING AX HANDLES! Then a ground ‘n’ pound at the ramp!! Fans fire up as Moxley just fires off! Moxley drags Jericho up, “This is Awesome!” as this returns to the ring.
Moxley climbs the corner again, leaps, into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho shoots Moxley down, covers him, TWO!!! Even after everything, Moxley is still in this! Jericho stands and Moxley sits up, and Moxley eggs Jericho on! So Jericho BOOTS him down! Jericho rains down fists on Moxley, tells him to stay down, then he rips off a buckle pad! The ref reprimands and tries to fix that one, but Jericho just rips off another one! Again, the ref reprimands and tries to fix the buckle pad, but Jericho calls to someone. Someone tosses Floyd the Baseball Bat in, but WAY over Jericho’s head! Sammy Guevara’s in the crowd and realizes how bad he did.
Jericho chases to get Floyd, then rushes in to CLOBBER Moxley! The ref was too busy with buckle pads to see it! Cover, TWO!?!? Moxley survives the Sammy screw job?! Jericho gets the legs, but Moxley makes it a cradle, TWO! Jericho swings, into a SLEEPER!! Moxley squeezes tight, Jericho claws at the hold, but pushes Moxley into bare steel!! Moxley staggers into the JUDAS EFFECT!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!?!?! Moxley survives the unstoppable Judas Effect elbow!! No one can believe it and Jericho is furious! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow!
Jericho hurries outside, he grabs the AEW title belt, and brings it into the ring. The ref tries to stop him but Jericho just pushes past and swings on Moxley! Moxley avoids the belt shot to send Jericho into bare steel! Jericho tastes karma, and then the SLEEPER!! Jericho is fading as Moxley squeezes him into the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley rains down elbows and fists, then cranks the hold! But Jericho slips out and rains down elbows of his own! And then, LIONTAMER!!! Moxley endures Jericho’s original submission hold, but Moxley turns it around and drags Jericho down! Moxley rains down forearms to the back of Jericho’s head before the SLEEPER!!
Jericho endures, but he is bleeding from the buckle shot! Moxley traps Jericho’s arm and legs with the body scissors, fans are thunderous as Jericho keeps reaching out, BUT JERICHO TAPS!! Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still Interim AEW World Champion)
Lionheart fought his heart out, and did bring out quite a few tricks in his book, but Moxley still holds onto the title! But wait, here comes Sammy and Jake Hager! They CLOBBER Moxley and stomp him down! Fans boo as Jericho’s most faithful lieutenants mug Moxley! But wait, here comes the Blackpool Combat Club, as well as Ortiz and Eddie Kingston! Claudio Castagnoli CLOBBERS Sammy, Ortiz CLOBBERS Jericho, then Claudio hands Sammy off to Yuta so that he and Kingston can go after Hager and Jericho! Fans are thunderous, the bell is ringing, the rest of the JAS rush out! Parker, Menard and Garcia go after the BCC, they have the numbers advantage!
Jericho grabs the AEW world title, Menard sets Moxley up, but wait!! C M PUNK is here!!! The Best in the World storms out to the ring, he CLOBBERS Parker, DECKS Garcia, then dodges Sammy to RAM him into steel steps! Punk dumps Hager out, dodges the belt shot and DECKS Jericho! And again! And then Punk clotheslines Jericho up and out! Fans are electric as Punk storms around, but Moxley grabs the AEW title belt. And even with everything that just happened, it is clear that the question is now: Who is THE AEW World Champion? Punk and Moxley stare down and fans lose their minds! Moxley flips Punk off, then bumps him on the way out!
Will Moxley prove HE is the Best in the World? Or will Punk, now 100%, go all out to prove that he is the UNDISPUTED AEW World Champion?
This was another awesome event for AEW, though they didn’t do much in the way to put a theme on this. “Quake by the Lake” was a clever name but they didn’t have props to fit the theme, like camping tents or a campfire. But anyway, the Coffin match was a great opener, though I should’ve known the House of Black would get involved. Great to see Buddy is back, and great use of the lights going out to sneak Sting into the coffin. Sting VS Malakai is coming, but I wonder if they’re going to have Miro join Sting and Darby in a brutal Six Man Tag of some kind after that promo he had. Miro says as much that he’s not joining the House of Black, so that’d be a logical move to me.
I really like the bracket we’re getting for the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament. Really good interaction between Best Friends and Trustbusters to set up matches for Rampage and to give some heat to their match in the opening round. I would think Best Friends win in the tournament, as I see Parker Boudreaux beating Sonny Kiss, and Ari Daivari possibly cheating to beat Cassidy. And great to see that NJPW is sending the United Empire’s Ospreay & Aussie Open, though I don’t see them getting through Death Triangle. After that awesome Tornado Tag where LFI wins, I think they get through the Bucks and their mystery third man.
Speaking of which, great promo from Bucks, Hangman and Dark Order. This all fits within Hangman’s larger story perfectly. He can’t just go back to the guys who left him out in the cold, but he is at least back out of the tournament entirely to let whatever three of the Dark Order try to win. I have a feeling the Bucks will have no choice but to use Cutler, and then Cutler takes the lose to LFI. LFI and Death Triangle then meet in the semifinals for an awesome 3v3 version of what we got tonight. And who knows who they face in the finals, but it’ll be an awesome match at All Out. Personally, would love if it comes down to Best Friends VS Death Triangle, I still want that feud to start again.
Great squash match win for Luchasaurus, and great brawl backstage. Christian of course avoids the fight, and Luchasaurus might get (kayfabe) fined and/or suspended for headbutting Pat Buck. What is it about Pat Buck that he gets beat up by talent? Great little bit from Lethal’s group and then Wardlow and FTR. Wardlow VS Lethal 2 is going to be great, not sure if there will be a Six Man Tag as the go-home to it, because it’s so obvious Sonjay would take the loss on that one. At some point, some team from somewhere has to beat FTR for one of those three titles they hold, and I feel like it’ll be a team from AAA to get those AAA belts since FTR has had those the longest.
Good little promo from Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm getting to the tension Britt Baker was bringing up. That title match could definitely be part of All Out, but I wonder if Britt tries to take the #1 contender spot in the last few weeks before then. Good interaction from Hobbs and The Factory, but QT is making it a little too obvious they’re just copying Tony D’Angelo from NXT. Great match from Starks and Solo, and Starks makes The Factory all look like dorks. Hobbs is mad, but we know Hobbs and Starks are going to have it out between now and All Out. Good stuff from Gunn Club and Danhausen, #Beardhausen is going to be a really fun team for Rampage.
Really good match from the TBS Championship, but I will say like I did for Rampage last week, Madison Rayne doesn’t actually seem that exciting or skilled of a wrestler. She’s somehow become a multiple time champion, but nothing about what we got out of her and Jade really thrilled me. And even then, we all knew Jade was winning. But a great little ambush from Athena, I really hope Athena gets the match for All Out, and I also hope Athena gets the title. Jade’s already set an incredible bar for a singles champion in AEW, and even if she loses at All Out, Jade can easily pivot to the world title to finish out 2022.
Great group promo from the JAS to hype up the main event as well as their own stuff, and I love that we’re getting 2 outta 3 falls for Garcia VS Bryan. Awesome main event for the title, practically PPV worthy, and of course there was blood. But WOW, ripping out the earring. A little disappointing but of course Jericho cheats with help from the JAS, but in the end, Moxley still wins. Great brawl and great return from CM Punk, was not expecting him so soon. But that means they’re going to set up Punk VS Moxley for the title at All Out because duh, it’s in Chicago again. No offense to Chicago, but one day, All Out should be somewhere else. But hey, they’re getting their hometown hero there, no idea if he wins to be Undisputed AEW World Champion or not.
My Score: 9.1/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Best Friends get Dark!
Before entering the AEW Trios Championship Tournament, Best Friends are in action, in separate matches! Will tonight’s Dark be Freshly Squeezed?
- 8 Man Tag: Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Isaiah Broner, Brayden Lee, James Alexander & Sam Moore; Private Party, Butcher & Blade win.
- Anna “Jay A.S.” w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Megan Meyers; Anna wins.
- Best Friends w/ Danhausen VS Rohit Raju & Ren Jones; Best Friends win.
- Evil Uno & Preston Vance VS Peter Avalon & JD Drake; Uno & Vance win.
- Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Heather Reckless & Joseline Navarro; Shafir & Nyla win.
- Kris Statlander VS Sierra; Statlander wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Trustbusters VS Sonny Kiss, Zack Clayton & Xavier Walker; The Trustbusters win.
- Six Woman Tag: Ruby Soho, Athena & Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb, Leva Bates & Emi Sakura; Soho, Athena & Shida win.
- Orange Cassidy VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Cassidy wins.
So it seems Ari Daivari, Parker Boudreaux & Slim J are a trio now under The Trustbusters name. Good to see Sonny Kiss back in action but Kiss, Clayton & Walker aren’t winning that one. And I’m still wondering if The Wingmen are really a thing with JD Drake also spending time with Anthony Henry as the Workhorsemen. For that matter, why wasn’t it Best Friends VS The Wingmen in a 3v3? Or are they going to use that as an easy win in the opening round of the AEW Trios Championship Tournament?
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