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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/17/21)

The road to Revolution is heating up!

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Who will be the AEW World Tag Team Champions?

Even though #Y2MJF have their shot at Revolution, the Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz could already take the AEW World Tag titles tonight as they challenge the Young Bucks!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Hangman Page & Matt Hardy VS The Hybrid2; Hangman & Hardy win.
  • AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Opening Round: Serena Deeb VS Riho; Riho wins and advances.
  • Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Luther w/ Serpentico; Cassidy wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle; The Young Bucks win, retain the titles, and will defend the titles against #Y2MJF at AEW Revolution.
  • FTR VS The Sydal Brothers; FTR wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston & The Fam VS Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake; Moxley, Fenix & Archer win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Hangman Page & Matt Hardy VS The Hybrid2!

The Cowboy didn’t want to be part of Big Money Matt’s party, but he still signed a contract. It wasn’t the one Hardy handed him, but the contract was put on record. The fine print aside, will the combination of Hangman & Hardy cash in big against Jack Evans & Angelico?

But while the teams are sorting out, TH2 attack! Angelico stomps Hangman, Evans throws Hardy out, and fans boo as Angelico throws JABS! TH2 double whip Hangman, but he breaks the clothesline to run Angelico over! Hangman snap suplexes Evans onto Angelico and fans fire up! Hangman CHOPS Evans at ropes, drags him over and tags in Hardy. Hardy hops up to drop ax handles into Evans’ ribs! Hardy drags Evans up, throws more elbows, then turns Evans for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Hardy keeps on Evans, tags in Hangman, and Hardy whips Evans to elbow him down! Hangman standing shooting stars and covers, TWO!

Hangman keeps Evans from his corner to tag Hardy back in. Hardy and Hangman double suplex, then Hardy fires up as he calls for the Twist! Angelico gets in but Hardy DECKS him! Hardy dodges Evans, Evans hops up and Hardy CLUBS him! Angelico tags in as Hardy brings Evans out for RAZOR’S EDGE! Hardy covers Evans but Angelico is legal, and Angelico KICKS Hardy in the back! Angelico DECKS Hangman, drags Hardy up and bumps him off buckles. Angelico throws jabs and stomps, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico tags Evans, TH2 coordinate to back suplex DOUBLE STOMP! Evans DECKS Hangman then covers Hardy, TWO!

Evans drags Hardy up and clubs him down, to then tag in Angelico. TH2 mugs Hardy, Hardy hits back and fans rally up. Hardy runs, Evans traps him at the ropes, Hangman protests as Hardy fights TH2 off, but Evans kicks and hotshots Hardy into Angelico’s roll up! TWO!! Angelico shifts around and floats to a facelock. Hardy fights up, Angelico brings him around and tags Evans. TH2 mugs Hardy, Evans brings him around and bumps him off buckles. Evans whips corner to corner, handsprings in but into a kick from Hardy! Hardy runs, gets Evans in a SIDE EFFECT! Both men are down, fans fire up and Hardy heads for his corner! Hot tags to Hangman and Angelico!

Hangman rallies on TH2 with big haymakers! Hangman whips Angelico, Angelico reverses but Hangman avoids the boot to POP-UP BOMB! Fans fire up with Hangman as he runs corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman rolls Angelico, then TRIANGLE LARIATS Evans! Angelico runs but into a scoop, FALL AWAY SLAM! PLANCHA for Evans, but Angelico boots Hangman! Angelico reels Hangman in but Hangman suplexes Angelico first! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps his focus and he drags Angelico up to a fireman’s carry. Angelico slips off, Evans tags in, and Angelico boots Hangman. Angelico runs into another POP-UP BOMB! Evans is up top, he leaps, but Hangman POWERBOMBS Evans onto Angelico!

Hangman says he’s going to finish this and he throws off the elbow pad. Hangman goes to the apron but Hardy tags in! Hardy takes over, TWIST OF- No, Evans shoves Hardy into Hangman! Angelico gets Evans out of the way to catch Hardy! Evans adds on, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER, to a COMPLETE SHOT! Evans goes up top for a PHOENIX SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Evans didn’t get all of that splash so Hardy survives! Tag to Angelico, Angelico helps Evans with the STANDING 450, but Hardy moves! DOUBLE BARREL BUCK SHOT for TH2! Fans fire up and chant “DELETE! DELETE!” with Hardy as Angelico staggers up, into the TWIST OF FATE! Cover, Hangman & Hardy win!

Winners: Hangman Page & Matt Hardy, by pinfall

That was a bit harrier than their first time together, but Hardy and Hangman are 2-0! Is this the beginning of a beautiful partnership?

Hardy gets a mic to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Hangman Adam Page!” How great does he look? Like a million bucks! No, a BILLION bucks! Hardy is excited because Hangman is going to make a LOT of money! That means Hardy makes 30% of a LOT of money! Hangman made the right decision, Hardy is proud and happy that Hangman signed with him! Hangman borrows the mic to say Hardy probably didn’t pay attention at the bar. But Hangman had some good friends once tell him, “Always keep an extra set of papers rolled up in your jacket.” Hangman pulled a Brodie Lee?!

Hardy realizes he didn’t read the contract Hangman signed. So now let’s get a legal team to let us know just what was in that contract! Jackson Duvall comes out and Hardy is okay if Hangman added some pork. Jackson gives Hardy the contract and Hardy looks it over. Wait, wait, wait. This isn’t a talent representative contract. This is a match contract for AEW REVOLUTION!! Hangman VS Hardy 1v1?! And if Hardy loses, Hangman gets 100% of HARDY’S earnings for the first quarter of 2021?! What the heck, you carny!? You bamboozled him!! Well okay Hardy was doing similar to Hangman.

But if that’s how it is, then Hangman being an honorable man needs to put something of equal value on the line! If Hardy wins, he gets 100% of Hangman’s earnings from this first quarter! Hangman didn’t see that coming. But Hangman thinks they might have themselves a big money match. They shake on it, but Hardy says Hangman’s finished. Jackson attacks Hangman?! Why?! Because it was ISIAH KASSIDY in the costume! And Hardy offers TH2 $3700 (a rather odd sum) if they kick Hangman’s ass! Kassidy and TH2 rain down fists and stomps on Hangman! But here comes the DARK ORDER!!

Negative One rallies the troops while Alex Reynolds & John Silver run off Kassidy and beat up TH2! Numbers 5, 10, Evil Uno & Stu, and even Cabana, get Hardy and his henchmen to leave the ring! Fans are fired up as Cabana even uses a shoe to beat Angelico! Alan Angels glares at Hardy and fires off haymakers! Hardy throws Angels away, Hangman slingshots in! Hardy narrowly avoids the Buck Shot and gets away with Kassidy! Hangman looks to his friends in the Dark Order, is he going to join them after all? Will Hangman cash in or bust against Big Money Matt at Revolution?

 

Backstage interview with The Inner Circle.

At least, the six men left, after Sammy Guevara quit. But Alex Marvez focuses on asking Santana & Ortiz about their first opportunity at THE AEW World Tag Team Championships since joining All Elite Wrestling 18 months ago. FINALLY, someone says it! 18 months, and Ortiz finally realized why that is: FEAR. Santana says it is fear within management, and within every tag team that has ever held those titles. “But guess what? The time for running is over! It’s time to pay y’all’s dues to the illest! And here we are to collect!”

MJF interjects to vent about last week. Sammy Guevara crossed the line with zero evidence! Because he thought MJF was trying to frame Sammy with a recording? What kind of a yutz do you take MJF for? Do you think MJF would secretly record you when there is always a camera on him? And yet, despite all these facts staring Sammy straight in his stupid, squinty little face, Sammy has yet to “nut up and apologize” like a man! Chris Jericho tells MJF to shut up about this already! They know what MJF was up to because everyone was watching week after week. MJF was goading Sammy and pushing him over the edge! Congratulations, it worked, Sammy left them. Good job, MJF, this is your fault.

But the majority of this is on Sammy. Damn right! Shut up, MJF. Jericho wanted MJF and Sammy to be in each other’s faces so they could make each other better. MJF figured that out, Sammy did not. And after bad choice after bad choice, the dumbest choice of all was quitting the Inner Circle. When you walk out on the Inner Circle, you walk out on Jericho, and for that reason, Sammy is DEAD to Jericho! Jericho never wants to hear that name again! But onto tonight! Santana & Ortiz will win those AEW Tag Team Championships and bring gold back to the Inner Circle! Let’s go win some championships! But will Proud ‘n’ Powerful win those titles only to defend them against #Y2MJF at Revolution?

 

AEW reviews the first round of the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament’s Japan Bracket!

Yuka Sakazaki, Emi Sakura, Ryo Mizunami and Aja Kong are all moving on to the Elite 8 after great matches with Rei Suruga, Veny, Maki Itoh & Rin Kadokura! Who of those four move on to the Final Four? Plus, two matches in the American Bracket happens on Monday as Tay Conti takes on Nyla Rose and Anna Jay takes on Britt Baker!

 

AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Opening Round: Serena Deeb VS Riho!

The NWA Women’s World Champion takes on the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion, in a match that could’ve easily been a bracket final! But in the end, only one can win! Who moves one step closer to challenging Hikaru Shida?

The bell rings and fans are excited to have Riho back after almost a year away. Riho and Deeb circle, tie up, and Deeb powers Riho back. Riho powers Deeb back but Deeb gets around to waistlock. Riho switches, Deeb pries free and switches back. Deeb throws Riho down but Riho slips around to facelock. Deeb fights up, facelocks Riho back, but Riho wrenches free to a hammerlock. Deeb switches to hammerlock, headlock and grind Riho down. Fans rally as Riho rolls Deeb to a cover, TWO! Deeb holds onto the headlock, Riho fights up and gets Deeb to a knee. Riho headlocks but Deeb powers out to send Riho to a corner. Fans rally and duel as the two reset.

Deeb calls for a test of strength, and Riho accepts to knuckle lock with body hands. They double knuckle lock, Deeb bends Riho back but Riho bridges to stay up. Deeb adds her weight but Riho stays up! Deeb tries again but Riho does not fall! Deeb brings Riho back up, reels her in and rolls to wrench and wrangle Riho down! Riho gets up, Deeb headlocks to hit a takeover, Riho headscissors but Deeb kips out. Deeb headlocks, Riho powers out but Deeb runs her over! Cover, ONE as Riho Matrix bridges out! Riho runs and dropkicks Deeb down and fans fire up! Riho brings Deeb up, whips, but Deeb reverses. Riho handsprings through and crossbodies! Cover, TWO!

Deeb hurries up but her knee is bothering her. Riho drop toeholds Deeb to ropes then builds speed, to 61- No! Deeb blocks the call, has the legs, and ROPE GUILLOTINES Riho down! Riho is on the apron, fans fire up and AEW goes picture in picture.

Deeb hobbles over to bring Riho up, brings her through the ropes and turns herm for a hotshot neckbreaker! Riho flops to the floor but Deeb goes to a corner! Deeb’s knee is a concern and the medic checks on her while the ref checks on Riho. Deeb’s knee seems good enough to still work in the match so Deeb hobbles over and fetches Riho. Deeb brings Riho up, puts Riho in, and covers, TWO! Riho still has life so Deeb drags her back up and throws a BIG EuroUpper! Riho wobbles, Deeb brings her around to EuroUpper again! Riho falls into a corner, Deeb hobbles over, and Deeb drags Riho up to reel in for a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Riho narrowly escapes but Deeb keeps on her.

Deeb reels Riho in, lifts and puts in the Gory Especial! Riho endures being bent back, Deeb makes it a cover, TWO!! Deeb grabs the arms and pulls Riho back down, TWO! Deeb tries again, TWO! Again, TWO as Riho bridges! Deeb throws Riho away in frustration, then drags her back up. Deeb throws elbows and AEW returns to single picture as she snapmares Riho down. Fans rally and duel, Deeb wraps Riho up in a straitjacket stretch and thrashes her around! Riho endures, fights up, and turns things around, only for Deeb to turn them back! Riho RAMS Deeb into buckles, Deeb holds on so Riho RAMS her in again. Riho is free, but Deeb comes back, only for Riho to get around!

Riho wants the full nelson, Deeb breaks free and runs, but Riho gets around, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Riho learned well from Kenny Omega and both women are down! Fans fire up, Riho and Deeb are stirring but the standing count is climbing. Riho sits up at 5, Deeb stands with help from the ropes, and Riho ROCKS her with forearms! Riho fires off in the corner but Deeb turns her around to EuroUpper over and over! Riho flops into buckles, Deeb drags her back up and wrenches to whip corner to corner. Riho boots back, runs and tilt-o-whirl headscissors! KNEE in the corner, snapmare to a cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and fans fire up again!

Riho keeps her cool as she drags Deeb back up. Riho reels Deeb in, Deeb blocks with a facelock! Deeb shifts to a suplex, but Riho lands out of it as Deeb’s knee gives up! Riho dropkicks Deeb down! Riho goes to a corner and fires up with the fans! Riho is up top, leaps, CROSBODY! But Deeb rolls through to drop an elbow on Riho’s leg! And then stomps away on it! Deeb drops another elbow, stomps the leg more, and then steps through, only for Riho to kick her away. Riho runs in but is sent into buckles, Deeb blocks the boot and puts that leg on the ropes to get the other, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Now things might be even as far as pain in the legs!

Deeb hobbles up and over as fans rally and duel. Deeb reels Riho in, and hits a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!?! Riho survives and fans chant, “This is Awesome!” Deeb drags Riho around, has the arm and hooks it, but Riho scrambles to go after Deeb’s leg! Deeb fights a takedown but Riho stands, to then ROCK Deeb with forearms! Deeb shoves Riho, but Riho drop toeholds her to ropes! Riho runs and dial sit up, 619!! Riho goes to the corner, climbs up as Deeb leans on those ropes, FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb’s back! Fans are thunderous as Riho rises again. Riho goes back to the corner, climbs back up, Deeb stands again and Riho CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!!

Deeb bails out of the ring but Riho hurries after. Fans fire up more as Riho fetches Deeb. Riho puts Deeb in, steps in, but into a DRAGON SCREW! Deeb reels Riho in, POWERBOMB! STRETCH MUFFLER! Riho endures as Deeb goes after that leg, and Riho hurries for ropes! Deeb drags her away, Riho drags Deeb into a cradle, TWO!! Deeb escapes, reels Riho in, Riho NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Riho goes back up top with Deeb in the drop zone, for FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb’s stomach! Cover, TWO!?!? Deeb survives Riho’s coup de grace and fans are thunderous again! Riho hurries up, runs from the corner, but Deeb dodges the knee!

Deeb rolls Riho, traps the arm, DEEB- No! No Deebtox, Riho fights and Deeb’s leg gives out! Riho trips Deeb, reels her in, EuroClutch!! TWO, into a body scissor clutch, TWO! Riho gives Deeb the Gedo Clutch, RIHO WINS!!

Winner: Riho, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

A truly stellar return for Riho, and she pins the NWA Women’s World Champion! Riho is heading back towards the AEW Women’s World title, but will she also have a shot at Deeb’s title in her back pocket?

 

AEW has footage of Jade Cargill’s training with Shaq.

This time she’s on the court, and using basketball skills to get her cardio and agility up. She even shows that she can shoot and lay it up with the best of them. Will she and Shaq be in shape to dunk on Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet?

 

Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Luther w/ Serpentico!

Freshly Squeezed crashed the Superbad wedding and liberated the Kentucky Gentleman all at once, and the Best Man wants to make him pay! Will Cassidy be able to focus on the Original Death Dealer knowing Miro is lurking?

AEW returns and Chaos Project have made their entrance. The bell rings, Cassidy takes his time taking off his jacket, but Luther shoves Chuck off the apron! Serpentico runs in to DIVE onto Chuck, then tosses him into the stage wall! Luther BOOTS Cassidy so hard, the sunglasses fly off! Luther drags Cassidy up for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Luther tears Cassidy’s Orange Cassidy shirt off to choke him with it! And then SWING HIM and TOSS him! The ref reprimands but Luther tells him to shut up! Luther brings Cassidy to the apron, but Cassidy slips out of the straddle to POWERBOMB Luther to the floor!

Fans are fired up for Cassidy but SNAKEMAN is lurking! Chuck gets in to give Serpentico an AWFUL WAFFLE! That had some extra butter and syrup on it! Chuck gets Serpentico out, Cassidy gets back in the ring and takes off the armband to carefully set it down. Luther gets in, and gets an ORANGE PUNCH! Cover, Cassidy wins!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

That was almost a tag match with Serpentico and Chuck getting involved, but either way, Cassidy wins big! Will he be more than ready to actually try against Miro?

 

Team Taz heads to the ring!

Taz leads his son, Hook, and The Machine, Brian Cage, to the ring then gets a mic. “Alright so, all week, all’s I’m seeing all week long on AEW social media is Sting is gonna call out Team Taz. That’s all I’m hearing!” But obviously Team Taz is down a few men because Sting’s stupid snow went down south! But hey, Taz says there’s no better time for Sting to come out and call them out! It’s only three, not five! Where you at, Stinger?! Ask and you shall receive, here comes the crow, the snow and the icon! Sting has his bat as he goes to the ring, and Taz has the music shut off.

Taz says Sting stepping in this ring is the worst thing he’s ever done. Sting needs that bat, because without it, he’s done! Darby Allin literally got dragged around in “FTW World,” and Sting needs back-up. Sting’s had that bat for years- Sting tosses the bat aside?! Sting throws off the jacket, too! Oh so he’s gonna be a badass! Sting throws the coat at Cage and fires off haymakers! Sting puts Cage in a corner and stomps away, but Hook uses Sting’s own baseball bat to choke Sting! Sting throws Hook off and JAMS him with the bat, but Cage mule kicks Sting! Cage reels Sting in, puts on out, and POWERBOMBS Sting!! Taz says he told Sting this would happen!

Will the Icon even be able to make it to Revolution? And if he does, will there be more than a baseball bat in his arsenal?

 

Eddie Kingston speaks.

“This is for you people out there that don’t get it! I requested for this match!” Kingston wants tonight’s Six Man, “because there’s three demons I gotta deal with!” One: Lance Archer has been after Kingston since the Casino Battle Royal! They had a Lumberjack match, Archer won, but that doesn’t sit right. Two: Rey Fenix, “a waste of space,” who Kingston never wanted in The Fam! He only ever wanted Fenix’s brother, Pentagon. But then Fenix turns away from them, gets Penta to turn on Kingston, and he thinks he’s not gonna pay for that?!

And then there’s Moxley. An old friend. Moxley is the one Kingston needs to get rid of the most. Kingston can’t get rid of him with drinking, pills, women or whatever. He can only get rid of that demon by beating him up. Will Kingston exorcise his demons? Or will they drag him down and break him down to end tonight’s Dynamite?

 

AEW Media catches up with Kenny Omega and company.

The AEW World Champion is holding a copy of the Young Bucks’ auto-biography, and is telling a group of people that he feels “so blessed.” Don Callis and Michael Nakazawa are with him and are all smiles, until Alex Marvez walks in. That’s not okay, Marvez! A new low from AEW. Omega is talking to a kindergarten class as he offers to read them a story. This is about his two best friends, the Young Bucks. Do the kids know who they are? Yes, they’re the AEW World Tag Team Champions! And before they start, any questions? A boy asks if there are any pictures in the book. Well, uh, there’s one on the cover. Young Bucks, Killing the Business.

Another boy asks if the Bucks are in love. Well, uh, the cover kinda gives that appearance, doesn’t it? But the Bucks are brothers, so on that level, they love each other as family. Now to the story. Omega reads his favorite part. When Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega eventually wrestled in the Tokyo Dome on WrestleKingdom 12, “business went up drastically!” Does anyone know what “drastically” means? No. It means, “by a lot!” Like, a lot a lot. All because of Omega! They made a lot of money! Callis says time is running short, “Uncle Kenny” has to get going. Aw, so sorry! The kids cheer for Kenny and Omega likes that, but he wants them to cheer as young champions. Such a good class! Omega hopes to be back real soon!

On his way out, Omega asks his PR manager, Margaret, how they’re doing. They’re doing great! His numbers are way up! The humanitarian angle is working wonderfully. They’re finally getting that under 10 demographic they’ve been aiming for! Speaking of, one little boy wants to play with Omega. Callis says they can’t, Uncle Kenny’s gotta get going. But the kids can play with Uncle Nakazawa! YAY~! No, the kids don’t like Nakazawa! They want Omega! One kid even kicks Nakazawa in the shin! The kids gang up on Nakazawa but Omega and Callis can’t be part of this so they’ve gotta get going. Will Nakazawa be okay? Will Omega continue to build his brand across all ages?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle!

Despite having to defend these titles at Revolution, Matt & Nick Jackson don’t want to wait! They want payback on the Proud ‘n’ Powerful for eliminating them in the tag team battle royal before going after #Y2MJF, but will they only end up ensuring the Inner Circle has these titles either way?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the tension rises as the Road to Revolution puts pedal to the metal!

Nick and Santana start, they circle and tie up as fans rally. Santana wrenches, Nick cartwheels to reverse it, but Santana rolls to wrench again. Santana gets around, waistlock to headlock, but Nick powers out. Santana runs Nick over, stares him down, then speeds up. Nick drops down, Santana flips him over and pulls him up but Nick arm-drags, only for Santana to block it! Santana brings Nick up again to arm-drag Nick into the armlock. Fans rally as Nick endures and moves around. Santana wrenches, tags in Ortiz, and Ortiz takes the hand-off to wrench again. Ortiz fireman’s carries to a takedown and fans cheer for “Wrestling!”

Ortiz brings Nick up, whips him, but Matt catches Nick at ropes to stop him. Ortiz runs in, Matt shoulders into Ortiz, and then tags in to slingshot arm-drag! Matt hip tosses Ortiz, then Santana runs in but Matt hip tosses him, too! Matt whips Ortiz but Ortiz reverses to go up and around and arm-drag Matt! Matt comes back but Ortiz dodges to spin him for a backbreaker! Ortiz brings Matt into a Gory Especial but Matt pops free to arm-drag Ortiz! Ortiz runs back in, Matt dropkicks him down! Fans fire up, Santana tags in and Matt is ready. Matt swings but Santana dodges to mule kick! Santana whips, Matt dodges, Nick tags in and Matt slides under.

Omega, Callis and the Good Brothers, Gallows & Anderson, watch backstage as Matt whips Santana and the Bucks double elbow, to the fist drop splash combo! Ortiz runs in but into double dropkicks! Fans fire up and Nick brings Santana around. Nick throws haymakers, back suplexes, but Santana lands on his feet to shove Nick. Nick DECKS Ortiz, pops Santana up but Ortiz tags in. Ortiz slingshots to roll Nick up but Nick rolls through. Ortiz gets around to waistlock and powers Nick to ropes, Santana slingshots up and over them both, O’Conner to the wheelbarrow, to a bomb position, but then they flip Nick over for a TWISTING BACKBREAKER!

Fans fire up after seeing that painful innovation, and Ortiz glares at Matt. Matt mockingly applauds, MJF sneaks up but the ref sees him lining up a cheap shot on Nick! The ref EJECTS the rest of the Inner Circle! MJF, Hager, Wardlow AND Jericho have to leave and they’re all furious about it! But PNP mug Nick in the corner! Santana chokes Nick while Ortiz argues with the ref, and AEW goes picture in picture.

Ortiz and Santana mug Nick, Ortiz wrenches to tag Santana in, and they double suplex Nick! Santana holds on for uno amigo, then dos amigos! Tag back to Ortiz, they get Nick up together for a RUNNING DOUBLE SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Nick is still in this but Ortiz wraps on a chinlock. Ortiz grinds Nick down with a knee in his back then pushes him down to stomp him. Nick flounders around, Ortiz ROCKS him, and Nick ends up in the corner. Nick elbows Santana but Ortiz throws body shots and haymakers! Tag to Santana, he CHOPS Nick, but Nick throws haymakers! Santana chokes Nick, puts him in the corner, and Ortiz tags in.

PNP double wrench and double back suplex Nick! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps Nick down with a chinlock and a knee in the back. Nick endures, Ortiz grinds his face with forearms, but the ref reprimands. Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz drags Nick up, hooks him up for a Gory Especial, and bends Nick back as far as he can! Nick still endures, Matt gets antsy on the apron, but Santana CHOPS Nick while he’s stuck! The ref reprimands, Santana tags in, and Ortiz pops Nick into Santana’s cobra twist! Santana digs knuckles into Nick’s ribs as AEW goes single picture, but Nick endures. Santana hip tosses Nick down and basement dropkicks him! Cover, TWO!

Santana keeps his cool as he brings Nick up to CHOP him! Tag to Ortiz, Ortiz brings Nick around to scoop and slam him, but Nick avoids the elbow drop! Nick trips Santana, hurries for his corner but Ortiz is after him! Nick slips under Ortiz, Matt distracts Ortiz with a swipe, and Ortiz turns around into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Nick crawls for his corner, hot tags to Matt and Santana! Matt baits Santana in to ROCK him, then slingshots to rally with lariats on both Santana and Ortiz! Matt fires off haymaker after haymaker back and forth, but Santana kicks Matt low. Santana whips, Matt reverses to RANA and rain down rights!

Ortiz kicks Matt away and CHOPS him in the corner! Ortiz whips corner to corner, Santana whips Ortiz in but Matt tosses him outside. Matt BOOTS Santana, goes up and jumps for a THROWBACK! Cover, TWO!! Santana survives but Matt seethes as he drags Santana up. Fans rally up, Matt puts Santana in the corner and up top. Tag to Nick, Nick crosses Santana’s arm, “You’re dead!” ICONOCLASM to Matt’s SIT-OUT BOMB! Nick covers, TWO!! Santana survives again and Matt drags him up. Nick climbs, fans fire up and Matt fireman’s carries! Santana slides off and shoves Matt into Nick! Ortiz wheelbarrow FACEBUSTERS Matt, Santana SUPER FALCON ARROWS Nick!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Fans are thunderous as Santana is in shock! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Santana drags Nick over. Tag to Ortiz, PNP crisscross and wrench Nick to double back suplex. Nick lands on his feet but runs into Ortiz’s arms! Santana gets Nick’s legs and PNP hits an ASSISTED COMPLETE SHOT! To the KOJI KLUTCH!! Santana WRECKS Matt with a dropkick but Nick shifts to a cover, TWO! Ortiz still has the hold and cranks harder! Nick endures, flails, reaches, and Matt scrapes Santana away. Matt goes up, MACHO ELBOW!! Ortiz lets Nick go and fans are thunderous again! Ortiz and Nick both sputter as they get up, and Nick aims from a corner.

Ortiz hurries over to throw body shots and hoists Nick up top. Santana tags in, PNP both climb up, but Matt shoves Ortiz down! Matt has Santana in the Electric Chair, Nick coordinates, DOOMSDAY DEVICE!! Matt tags back in, he gets Santana up and they BUCKLE BOMB ENZIGURI! Nick and Matt DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Cover, but Ortiz breaks it!! Nick goes after Ortiz and throws him out again. Matt tags Nick, they bring Santana back up, B T E- NO! Santana moves and the Bucks collide! Ortiz tags in, he O’Conner rolls Santana for a DOUBLE CUTTER!! Ortiz has Nick, Santana goes up, STREET SWEEPER!! Cover, Matt barrels in over the ref to break it!!

Fans are upset, they thought that was three! Ortiz throws Matt into railing, and then coordinates with Santana to bring Matt around. They double POWERBOMB Matt into the crowd of wrestlers! PNP then hurry after Nick, Ortiz shouts, “We’re the BEST! THE BEST! THE BEST!” But Nick catches Ortiz in a cradle! THE BUCKS WIN!!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Ortiz can’t believe it, but the Bucks snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! The rest of the Inner Circle returns to stomp away on Nick! The fans boo even harder now as Hager goes after Matt, with Wardlow helping out! Omega and the Good Brothers see this, and they seem unsure what to do! Callis chuckles to himself, but he’s also advising Omega not to bother, this isn’t his business. Omega says no, he needs to help his friends! Speaking of, Brandon Cutler rushes out to help the Bucks, but that’s 6v1! The Good Brothers go, Hager CLOBBERS Cutler out of the ring! Cutler keeps trying to fight but Hager SPINEBUSTERS Cutler to the ramp!

Jericho puts Nick in the WALLS OF JERICHO! MJF has Matt in the SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Matt and Nick are tapping and only NOW are Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows running out! It’s a little too late and the Inner Circle run away. Jericho find Mama & Papa Buck and gets in their face, but Papa Buck shoves him!! Hager and MJF are furious but they control themselves. #Y2MJF are still going after the titles, will they be the ones to break the Bucks in front of the whole world?

 

AEW hears from Brandi Rhodes!

“Hey, everybody!” She misses us so much! So she thought we could all do something fun tonight. Since she can’t gather with friends and family for a gender reveal party, she figured the next best thing is to do it on Dynamite! Brandi is the only one who knows, because Cody has too big of a blabber mouth. So we’ll all find out together right now!

Cody and Brandi Rhodes head to the ring!

As part of the gender reveal, the expecting couple is here live, and watch as the pyro goes off. It’s PINK! It’s a girl~! Cody and Brandi will soon have a princess of pro-wrestling! Time to get working on a list of names! Brandi heads off but Cody sticks around to be on commentary for the next match!

 

BREAKING NEWS for AEW Revolution!

With Cody & Red Velvet facing Shaq & Jade on March 3rd, Cody has his card open for the PPV! And it will be the first-ever “Face of the Revolution” Ladder match! Cody Rhodes will take on Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, and three more entries to be determined as we draw closer to Revolution. The prize? A title match for the AEW TNT Championship!

 

FTR VS The Sydal Brothers!

The self-proclaimed Best Tag Team in the World want to #FindTheirRedemption and get back to those tag titles we just saw be defended. But will the reunited Sydal Brothers, Matt & Mike, prove that blood is thicker than even a resume like FTR’s?

The teams sort out and Cash Wheeler starts with Mike, and the two circle as fans rally up. They tie up, Mike gets around but Cash standing switches to back suplex high and HARD! Cash drags Mike up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Dax Harwood. Dax stomps and uppercuts Mike, then CHOPS him! Dax whips Mike corner to corner, Mike goes up and over, and Mike handsprings to dropkick Dax down! Tag to Matt, Matt ROCKS Dax, DECKS Cash and fires off kicks on Dax! Matt throws forearms, a SUPERKICK, and then tags Mike in. The Sydal Brothers coordinate, and they have Dax hanging for the DOUBLE STOMPS!

The Sydals double whip, Cash tags in before Dax gets a double back drop! Cash runs in but into double JUMPING KNEES! Mike shoves Dax to a corner to CHOP and forearm on repeat! Dax shoves him away, Mike runs back and hops up, but Cash runs up behind him! Cash hits a SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Cash shifts around, has the foot, but Dax is unavailable to tag as AEW goes picture in picture.

Cash drags Mike up, whips him and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Mike flops out of the ring, Cash soaks up the heat while mocking the Zen lifestyle of the Sydals. Dax is back and he tags in to fetch Mike and CHOP him against the apron. Dax puts Mike in, drags him up and reels him in for a snap suplex! Then Dax drops a leg, drops an elbow, and drops the headbutt! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Mike away from Matt to throw a BIG uppercut! Tag to Cash, FTR has Mike in the ropes for a DOUBLE ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cash soaks up more heat and drags Mike up to fireman’s carry. Cash flips Mike over for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Cash drags Mike into a half nelson chinlock and thrashes him about! Mike endures, Cash grinds him down and smothers him into the mat! Cash puts as much weight as he can on Mike but Mike endures and fights up! Mike reaches for Matt but Cash keeps him away! They go around and around and AEW goes to break.

AEW returns and Dax keeps Mike from Matt with a facelock. Mike blocks Dax’s suplex attempts, then tags in Matt! Dax gets Mike up but Matt saves him, and then Matt gives Mike the boost to headscissor Dax down! Cash runs in, Matt ROUNDHOUSES him down! Matt fires off kicks on Dax, then sobats Cash! Dax swings but Matt ducks to KNEE and LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Dax bails out to save himself but Matt fires up with the fans. Matt aims and slingshots to wreck FTR, then Mike is up top to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on FTR but Matt hurries to get Dax in. Matt shoots the half and covers, TWO!

Matt throws forearms on Dax, Dax throws them back! Matt KICKS, Dax forearms, Matt fires off CHOPS! Dax ducks the kick, suplexes to rebound Matt on ropes but Matt slips out and lands on his feet! Matt waistlocks, O’Conner roll, TWO! Cash UPPERCUTS Matt at the ropes, but the ref misses it! Cash tags in, FTR drags Matt up and whips him corner to corner. Dax whips Cash in and he comes in hot, but Matt dodges! Cash hits buckles hard, Matt ROCKS Dax then elbows Cash! Matt CHOPS away on FTR, reels Cash in but no tornado DDT! Dax gets Matt with a POWERBOMB! Cash drags Matt up to SNAP DRAGON! Bridging cover, but Mike breaks it!

Dax drags Mike up but Mike ROUNDHOUSES him! Cash shoves Mike right out but Matt rolls Cash up with a bridge! TWO and Cash gets to a corner, Matt runs in, is put outside but Mike tags in! DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES for Cash, and Matt goes up top! DOUBLE METEORA! Mike is up top, HUGE SPLASH! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Cash survives but Matt hurries up top. Mike drags Cash around, but Dax trips Matt up! Mike swipes at Dax but Dax gets away. Cash waistlocks, Mike switches but Cash switches back, to back suplex! Mike lands on his feet, headlocks Cash, but Dax tags in as Cash powers out! Mike slides under FTR but runs into the BIG RIG!! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

Tully Blanchard couldn’t be here because of weather, but FTR did it by #FollowingTheRules! Or at least, skirting them. And while the medic wants to check on Mike, FTR grab the med kit! They bring out SCISSORS! They want to cut Mike Sydal’s hair! But the lights go out!? And the titantron turns on, and Luchasaurus’ damaged mask is on a table! But Luchasaurus has his horns back!! And when the lights come on, Jurassic Express is in the ring!! Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt go after Dax while Luchasaurus fires off on Cash! Fans fire up as Luchasaurus and JB whip FTR, to SUPERKICK and TAIL WHIP!!

JB gets Dax in the SNARE TRAP! Luchasaurus gives Cash the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Fans are fired up as the boys and their dinosaur stand tall over FTR! Will Cash & Dax #FeelTrueRegret for thinking they could humiliate and intimidate these three?

 

AEW sets up next week’s Dynamite!

After the trick Hardy played on Hangman, the Cowboy goes after Isiah Kassidy in a 1v1 match! After Monday’s YouTube broadcast, we will know all of the semifinalists in the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament, leading to the first semifinal match on Dynamite! Team Taz tunes up for Revolution as Brian Cage & Ricky Starks take on the Varisty Blondes, Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr! And after the chaos that happened after the AEW World Tag Team Championship match, Brandon Cutler and Jake Hager go 1v1! Will the Dungeon Master avenge his friends?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“Eddie Kingston. As requested, this Six Man Tag tonight. Always with a stick up his ass.” Kingston has problems with Archer, with Fenix and with Moxley. Even after all this time, even after everything Moxley and Kingston put each other through, Moxley is still the only one here who actually cares about Kingston. But Moxley will whoop Kingston’s ass as many times as it takes to get that through to him. Moxley has a lot of business. After tonight, he looks to NJPW Strong, 2/26, where the whole world will watch him “attempt to break Kenta’s neck and put his ass in the ground for good.” Then will be the rest of the sons o’ bitches when Mox takes back his AEW World Championship from Omega!

Moxley told Omega there is no running or hiding. “As long as it takes to settle the score, you’re still in my crosshairs.” That time is coming closer and closer “to pull the trigger.” Will Moxley still be IWGP United States Champion when it’s time to come back for #PrettyPlatinum?

 

Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston & The Fam VS Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake!

The Butcher, The Blade & The Bunny are still loyal to the Mad King, perhaps blindly so. But they vow to help him get rid of all of his enemies in one fell swoop! But will it be easier said than done against the Maniac, the Firebird and the Murderhawk Monster?

The trios don’t even sort out, they just brawl! Archer throws Butcher out, Fenix DECKS Blade, and they all brawl while Moxley chases Kingston out of the ring! Butcher RAMS Archer into barriers, Fenix POSTS Blade and Kingston throws hands on Moxley near the stage. Fenix drags Blade down, Butcher and Archer brawl towards the timekeeper’s area, and Moxley whips Kingston into railing near Blade and Fenix while Bunny freaks out! Butcher goes after Moxley now, Blade RAMS Fenix into railing, and they double whip Moxley into railing! Bunny laughs now as Blade and Butcher put Moxley in the ring.

Blade throws off his jacket and drags Moxley up to scoop him. Tag to Butcher, and they combine for a LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Butcher keeps on Moxley and CLUBS him to the corner. Kingston drags Moxley closer, Butcher CHOPS Mox then tags in Kingston. Kingston fires off on Moxley, clotheslines Moxley in the corner, then tags Butcher back in. Butcher taunts Moxley’s team before hitting a corner splash! Tag to Blade, Butcher feeds Moxley to the POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Moxley, whips him to the corner, but Moxley hits Kingston and Butcher! Moxley spins Blade around to hit a neckbreaker! Hot tag to Archer!

Archer rallies on The Fam, DECKS Kingston but Blade throws a haymaker! Archer doesn’t even blink, he just ROCKS Blade! Then choke grips Blade to OVERHEAD TOSS him to a corner! Archer runs in to back elbow, runs corner to corner to elbow again, then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Archer hauls Blade back up, goes up the corner and fans fire up as Archer walks the tightrope. Butcher hurries over, but Fenix slips in to KICK Butcher down! Archer gives Blade some OLD SCHOOL! Archer sees Kingston and DECKS him just because! Fans are fired up with Archer as AEW goes picture in picture!

Archer stalks Blade, drags him over, and tags in Moxley. Moxley runs in to RAM a shoulder into Blade, then he snapmares Blade to run and Penalty Kick! Moxley glares at Kingston, drags Blade up and snap suplexes him to the corner. Tag to Archer, Archer stomps Blade, then Fenix tags in to springboard stomp Blade! Fenix drags Blade around to a cover, TWO! Fenix KICKS Blade in the back, drags him to a facelock and throws body shots. Tag to Archer, they mug Blade and Archer snap suplexes Blade across the way! Archer dares Kingston to tag in but he drags Blade away to bump him off buckles.

Tag to Moxley and he stares Kingston down before running in to forearm smash Blade! Moxley brings Blade up to back suplex, then drop an elbow! Cover, but Kingston drags Moxley off it! Kingston flips Moxley off and Moxley gives it back. The ref keeps the peace, Moxley stomps Blade and drags him up to wrench the arm. Tag to Archer, Archer throws a stiff knee and a clubbing forearm! Archer clamps onto Blade’s ears and pulls! The ref reprimands, Archer lets go to slap Blade, and he eggs Blade on. Blade claws Archer’s face but he doesn’t flinch, and instead smashes Blade off his knee!

AEW returns to single picture as Archer runs, but Kingston grabs his foot! Archer drags Kingston up but Kingston hotshots him! Blade and Butcher DOUBLE SHOULDER Archer down! They put Archer in the corner to mug him, Butcher throws haymakers and Kingston holds Archer’s foot down! The ref reprimands them all but Butcher CHOPS Archer, then digs Archer’s face into the ropes! Butcher stomps and ROCKS Archer, but the ref has to keep Moxley back. Butcher grinds forearms into Archer’s head, but the ref counts. Butcher stops, but Archer SLAPS Kingston! Kingston is furious and he tips the timekeeper’s table over out of anger.

Butcher finally lets off on Archer and Archer goes to an open corner. Butcher throws haymakers and CHOPS, then puts Archer back in the Fam’s corner. Blade tags in, The Fam mugs Archer and Blade tags Kingston back in. Kingston throws body shots and haymakers and headbutts! Kingston puts Archer in an open corner to ram his shoulder in over an dover! Kingston CHOPS, digs his forearms in, then tags in Butcher. The Fam mugs Archer again, and Butcher throws hands. Butcher runs but Archer choke grips! Archer sees Kingston run in and catches him, but now Blade runs in! Archer HEADBUTTS Blade away, then Moxley clotheslines Blade and himself out of the ring!

Kingston and Butcher fight off Archer’s choke grips and CHOP away at the ropes! They double whip Archer, he breaks the clothesline and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! Archer tags Fenix in and Fenix runs at Butcher to springboard SOBAT! Fenix puts Butcher up top, goes to the apron, but Kingston runs in. Fenix CHOPS Kingston first, knuckle locks with him, and then springboards to KICK Butcher and FLYING ARM-DRAG Kingston! Fenix FLIES to take out Blade! Fenix slingshot somersaults and gets Butcher with a CUTTER! Fans are thunderous as Fenix  goes up, HUGE FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!

Kingston RAMS Moxley into railing, crawls into the ring as Fenix runs, and gives Fenix an EXPLODER! Archer BOOTS Kingston down, then runs at Butcher. Butcher dodges, comes back and BODY CHECKS Archer! Moxley reels Butcher in but Butcher shoves him away, only for Moxley to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley runs at Blade, Blade dodges to GAMANGIRI! Blade runs corner to corner, but Fenix somersault ENZIGURIS! All six men are down and fans are electric for this! A standing count begins on the legal men, Fenix and Butcher, but they’re slowly rising. Kingston and Moxley glare from across the way, and they get the hot tags!

Moxley and Kingston storm up to each other and fire off forearms! Kingston runs but into Moxley’s knee! Moxley runs but into Kingston’s haymaker and ENZIGURI! Kingston fires up but Moxley ducks the Uraken, Fenix SUPERKICKS! Archer DERAILS Kingston! Moxley hurries to clamp onto Kingston, BULLY CHOKE!! Kingston is turning red, Blade and Butcher attack! Fenix and Archer go after them, throw them out hard, and then Fenix goes up top. Archer tells Fenix to coordinate with him, and Fenix hurries over, it’s a CHOKE SLAM CROSSBODY!?! Direct hit on The Fam either way, and then Fenix sets them up again, for Archer to CANNONBALL!!

Bunny freaks out again as Archer bounces Butcher off the timekeeper’s table! Moxley dares Kingston to get up and Kingston CHOPS him! Moxley eggs Kingston on and Kingston CHOPS him again! URAKEN!! Moxley stays up to LARIAT Kingston! Moxley drags Kingston back up, DEATH RIDER!!! Cover, Moxley and team win!!

Winners: Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer, by pinfall

Kingston’s “demons” beat him down and won out in the end! Moxley tells his best frenemy that he’s up for it any time, but then the GOOD BROTHERS attack! Gallows & Anderson beat Moxley down for what he said about coming after Omega! And speaking of, Omega heads to the ring! “Hey, Jon! Wow, don’t look so tough right now, now do ya? If it’s not a junkyard, you’re looking kinda pathetic.” Omega promised he wouldn’t come out here, but he’s making an exception.

Omega holds up papers and asks if Moxley has an idea of what they are. This is Omega’s “late Valentine’s Day gift” from Tony Khan. Omega says this is Omega’s title contract that has a rematch clause slipped inside. But no worries, Omega is in a giving mood because he’s such a charitable guy. So Moxley WILL have his automatic rematch for the world title, and it’ll even be at Revolution. But Omega still holds the right to name the stipulation. If the Biz Cliz keeps beating Moxley up, he’ll just keep coming back. If they beat him in a regular wrestling match, Moxley will be all jealous and still come back.

Moxley wants to talk about breaking necks and putting people in the ground?! Is that what Omega will have to do to Moxley!? In that case, how about this? Omega VS Moxley, in an EXPLODING BARBED WIRE DEATH MATCH?! Moxley wants to talk about having a trigger to pull, but Omega is the loaded gun! Omega gets too close to Moxley and Moxley headbutts him! Gallows & Anderson club Moxley down, Omega V-TRIGGERS! And then V-TRIGGERS again! Omega is furious!

“Look what you did to me! Show him the belt!!” Omega wants Moxley to look at the cut he just put on Omega’s head, and the shining AEW World Championship belt! Omega vows that Moxley will NEVER get the title back! And it’ll only get worse from here! Will Omega not only end Moxley’s career but his life at Revolution!?


My Thoughts:

This was a wild episode for AEW, and they’re really powering up the Revolution card. For one, with not having Cody & Velvet VS Shaq & Jade on the PPV, they’re more or less throwing a ladder match together. It will be a great match just based on the three we know in Cody, Pentagon and Scorpio, and I would think they’ll “determine” the other three through matches for something to put on the 2/25 card or even 3/3 card. But just as I felt with the constant Casino Battle Royal or Casino Ladder match, etc, it just seems like they aren’t sticking to the rankings system they’ve established. The TNT Champion should face the contenders outside of the #1, who of course faces the world champion. Now, if there were tied records, I could understand needing a match to name a challenger, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much of that in AEW, despite a lot more 50-50 booking than you’d think.

The segment with Sting “calling out” Team Taz didn’t go quite the way I expected. Starks and Hobbs being stuck outside of Florida aside, I did not think Sting was going to fail to stand tall tonight. Though, I suppose he couldn’t stay strong forever, because then the math would mean he and Darby lose at the PPV. But I did not think Sting’s first bump in a long time would be a POWERBOMB from Brian Cage! That looked rougher than normal, but I suppose Sting made it through that or news might have gotten out he was hurt. Maybe that was to test the waters, so to speak. If Sting can take that, then I suppose he is more than ready to take other bumps.

Hangman & Hardy had a really good tag match with TH2, and I actually like the swerve on Hangman’s swerve. Yes, Hangman tricked Hardy into having a match with a kayfabe crap ton of money on the line, but obviously Hardy would have privately realized something in the last week. He got the drop on Hangman, but the Dark Order reinforced Hangman, so I have a feeling the Dark Order will have a part to play at Revolution. Cassidy had a quick match with Luther, and I like that Chuck Taylor and Serpentico had parts to play, too. Cassidy VS Miro will be a lot of fun, whenever it happens, but I’m thinking Trent returns to help Cassidy win and get payback on Miro.

Deeb VS Riho was an incredible match, and all for the opening round. Riho will be taking on Thunder Rosa in the next round, and as great as it will be, I have a feeling Rosa wins because Britt Baker might make it to the US Bracket finals. Anna Jay VS Britt Baker and Nyla Rose VS Tay Conti being on a separate YouTube broadcast from AEW Dark is fine, but I feel like those matches would’ve helped give reason to watch Dark. I feel like Britt and Nyla are the given winners, and then we’d get a rare Heel VS Heel, which would be pretty cool for AEW to give us. FTR VS the Sydals was a great match, and we got a great payback attack from Jurassic Express. The Six Man Tag on 3/3 is going to be a lot of fun, and I have a feeling Tully takes the pin from Marko Stunt so that the others stay strong.

The AEW World Tag Team Championship match was an awesome match, and there was a lot of good story from the Inner Circle tonight. Jericho actually getting on MJF for egging Sammy on was good detail for how there is a lot of dysfunction still in the group. Jericho saying Sammy is dead to him was a bit of a surprise, but I suppose Jericho being selfish is just standard. The Bucks win so that we still get them VS Y2MJF, but the Inner Circle mostly standing tall after makes a lot of sense. I also like how it tied into the story with Omega & The Good Brothers. Callis couldn’t risk Omega going out there and getting hurt but the Good Brothers could. This can easily be used to bring us back to Bucks VS Gallows & Anderson, tag titles optional, maybe for Double or Nothing.

The Six Man Tag was really good, very chaotic and gritty, as it should be given the six men in it. Moxley’s team wins, of course, as Moxley needs to be strong going into both his match under NJPW and now going towards Revolution. Omega VS Moxley 3 being under such an insane stipulation is, well, insane, but they were able to deliver both in the “unsanctioned” match and the standard singles match, so going balls to the wall is going to just bring Revolution to a new level, provided no one actually dies. And honestly, that could go either way, partially dependent on Moxley VS Kenta, but I would think it’s still a 51-49 Omega win because there is still so much this Heel Omega can do while also champion.

My Score: 9.5/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (12/5/22)

Indianapolis gets Elevated!

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Elevation turns it up to nine!

AEW is racing towards Winter is Coming in Indianapolis as The Embassy is in action! Who betta than Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Nick Comoroto w/ Aaron Solo VS Hagane Shinno; Shinno wins.
  • Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Kitty LaFleur & Alice Crowley; Nyla & Shafir win.
  • Kiera Hogan VS Nikki Victory; Kiera wins.
  • Top Flight VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; Top Flight wins.
  • Madison Rayne VS Emi Sakura; Sakura wins.
  • Lee Moriarty w/ W. Morrissey VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Moriarty wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Dan Adams, Star Rider & Façade; The Embassy wins.
  • Alex Reynolds w/ John Silver VS Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford; Kip wins.
  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Aaron Solo w/ Nick Comoroto; Konosuke wins.

QUICK NOTES

A decent line-up. Good to see Top Flight in action after hearing Dante Martin was really hurting after that match with FTR. Good to see Konosuke in action. Reynolds VS Sabian could be a really good one, too. And good to see Kiera Hogan in action now that she’s on her own again. Wouldn’t surprise me if she and Diamante team up to go after The Baddies.


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/2/22)

Orange Cassidy is on a Rampage!

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Rampage Coverage 2022

The Freshly Squeezed fighting champion fights on!

Orange Cassidy defends his AEW All-Atlantic Championship once again, against QT Marshall, and in a LUMBERJACK MATCH!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Darby Allin VS Cole Karter w/ Nick Comoroto; Darby wins.
  • Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy; Lethal & Jarrett win.
  • Athena VS Dani Mo; Athena wins.
  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match: Orange Cassidy VS QT Marshall; Cassidy wins and retains the title.

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Darby Allin VS Cole Karter w/ Nick Comoroto!

The Relentless One wants payback on the punk who impersonated The Icon, Sting, just for a quick buck! And though the real Sting heads to the back, Darby still has back-up in the baseball bat! Darby tells Comoroto to back off, but Comoroto throws his toothpick at him like a bootleg Bad Guy. So Darby CLOBBERS Comoroto with it! And again, and again! Karter stays back to let Comoroto take that beating. Fans fire up for Darby and Darby puts the bat down. Darby dares Karter to try it, and Karter makes a move, but Darby DIVES onto him! Darby RAMS Karter into railing, then SLAMS Karter’s hand off steel steps!

Darby puts Karter in the ring, the bell rings, and Darby aims at Karter again. SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Karter flounders to a corner, Darby fires off forearms on him, but the ref counts. Darby lets off, runs and SHOTGUNS Karter down, and Karter falls out of the ring! Fans fire up and Darby goes up the corner! But Karter shoves Darby! Darby crotches off ropes and falls to the floor! Karter drags Darby up, reel shim in and APRON POWERBOMBS him! Karter then puts Darby in the ring, but fans rally up. Karter looms over Darby, drags him up and whips him to the corner hard! Darby slumps down but Karter drags him up again.

Karter whips corner to corner again and even harder! Fans boo but Karter grins as he stalks Darby to the corner. Karter YANKS Darby right up, to a BUCKLE BOMB! Darby flops down, Karter drags him back up, and Karter DROPKICKS Darby down! Darby slumps out of the ring while Karter blows a kiss to the camera. Karter goes out to drag Darby back up. Karter RAMS Darby into steel steps! Fans boo as Karter swaggers around. Karter drags Darby up and into the ring, fans rally up harder for Darby as Karter stalks him. Karter CLUBS Darby, throws knee after knee, then covers, TWO!

Fans chant “You Look Weak!” at Karter but he drags Darby up to snap suplex! Cover, ONE, and AEW goes picture in picture. Karter sits Darby up to KNEE him in the back. Karter stomps Darby around, drags him up again, and whips him corner to corner hard! Darby bounces off buckles to hit the mat just as hard, and Karter smiles. Karter soaks up the heat, storms over to Darby, and stands him up to CLUB him again. Karter CHOPS Darby, stalks him to a corner, and bumps him off buckles. Karter bumps Darby off more buckles, then throws knees in. Karter CHOPS again, Darby pushes him back, so Karter CLUBS Darby again.

Karter puts Darby in another corner to back elbow. Karter soaks up the heat and Rampage returns to single picture. Karter runs but Darby dodges the splash! COFFIN SPLASH, but Karter waistlocks! Karter wrenches and JUMP KNEES Darby, to then suplex! Darby slips out to CHOP BLOCK! And PENALTY KICK to an arm! Darby snarls, he runs, but Karter ROLLING ELBOWS Darby down! Karter reels Darby in, but Darby fights the lift to wrench out and bend the fingers! Karter ROCKS Darby but Darby holds onto the hand. Karter ROCKS and CLUBS Darby again and again, but Darby twists the wrist!

Karter CLUBS the arms but Darby fires up a la Sting! Darby fires off fast hands, hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Karter survives but fans still rally for Darby. Darby’s hand is bleeding from somewhere in the fingers, and he crawls to a corner. Darby hops up, but Karter trips Darby up! Karter climbs up, brings Darby up, and he SUPER FALCON ARROWS!! Cover, TWO! Darby survives and Karter is seething. Karter puts Darby in a drop zone and climbs up. Fans rally, Karter climbs, and Karter 450 FLOPS as Darby dodges! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Karter endures, rolls, but Darby wrenches, hammerlocks, and SCORPION DEATH DROPS!!

Fans fire up as Darby goes up top! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

Karter proved he’s worth something, but Darby proved it’s not enough! Will The Relentless One keep rolling until he’s looking at some gold?

 

Backstage interview with Keith Lee.

Renee Paquette notes she tried to get a word with the Limitless One last week, but can he give her anything about him and Swerve Strickland? Keith says it is an ongoing conversation, all he can say is… SHANE TAYLOR walks in?! A former ROH World Television Champion and former tag partner of Keith’s is now in AEW! And he’s here to ask Keith, “What is it with you and leaving family, dog?” Keith left Swerve behind two weeks ago, JD in Dallas, and Shane in ROH six years ago. Shane became the greatest ROH TV Champion of all time, but the business here is far from over.

So Shane says they settle this at ROH Final Battle! Shane Taylor & JD Griffey VS Keith Lee and… Well, he may wanna find some help. Swerve walks in now with a big smile on his face. Keith sighs. He asks Swerve, “Can I even count on you, dude?” Swerve takes off his sunglasses but doesn’t say anything. Is Swerve In Our Glory going to have one final battle together?

 

AEW hears from La Faccion Ingobernable and The Dark Order.

Jose the Assistant says, “After months of planning, La Faccion Ingobernable pulled off what nobody expected.” As for John Silver & Alex Reynolds, Silver says they were shocked. The Dark Order has been through a lot together, and for Preston Vance to do something like that blows his mind. The wounds for Silver & Reynolds will heal. But what Vance did to Negative One, Brodie Lee Jr., no one was there for him more than Vance. One day, they will all meet face to face one day, and that is when Vance realizes he made the biggest mistake of his life. But Rush says the Ingobernable Era is about to begin! Will nothing stop LFI now that they have Number 10?

 

Renee Paquette is in the ring.

She wants Indianapolis to help her welcome the AEW World Tag Team Champions, the Acclaimed! And as such, Max Caster says, “Yo! Listen! Acclaimed calling out any team that wants drama! We make ’em say sorry like they were Balenciaga! We got the tag division getting worked up cuz we stay winning like Americans in World Cup. And Jeff Jarrett’s talking out his anus. You can’t throw your weight around like you’re Glenn Jacobs! Homie, this ain’t TNA. In All Elite, Everybody Loves The Acclaimed!” Bowens takes the mic to say, “INDIANAPOLIIIIIS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And so Billy Gun scissor fingers~!

Fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Renee says that the tag titles look really nice on them, but it begs the question: what’s next for The Acclaimed? Bowens can’t answer that without first addressing last week’s Dynamite. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett went and interrupted the scissoring! Fans boo that. Bowens says them doing that can only mean one of two things. One: they’re jealous that EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED! Or two: They wanna shot at the tag titles. Well guess what? You can’t cut the line, and Jeff Jarrett’s Colonel Sanders lookin’ ass just has to wait! Especially because there is a tag team that has been waiting a very, very long time to get their shot first.

Fans chant for FTR, and Bowens says The Acclaimed ARE fighting champions! Caster says, “That’s right!” Bowens says, “We are the Forever Champs!” “That’s right!” “We are the People’s Choice!” “That’s right!” “The People’s Voice!” “That’s right!” “And the people’s voices have been screaming that they want The Acclaimed to fight the best!” Fans fire up for that, but then here come the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten. The fans boo because that’s not FTR, those are the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin says look, their old friends, The Acclaimed and “Billy.” But The Acclaimed want the best tag team in the world? “WELL YOU’RE LOOKING AT ‘EM!”

Wait, Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh make their way out here. Sonjay asks what the Gunns are talking about. When he looks at them, all he sees are… ASS BOYS! Fans fire up for that! Sonjay tells the Gunns that what they’re looking at is a two-time Hall of Famer, the best pro-wrestler in the world, and they will show everyone why THEY are the greatest tag team today after they beat Private Party’s asses! Billy has everyone hold on. Fans cheer for Daddy Ass and he says, “Maybe you guys misunderstood what we said, but what we said was, ‘We want the best.'” And here comes F T R!!

Indy fires up as the THREE BELT CHAMPIONS, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, with their AAA, IWGP and ROH World Tag Team Championships, head to the ring. FTR offer handshakes, and The Acclaimed take it! Fans fire up, it looks like we have a title match made for THIS WEDNESDAY! Will The Acclaimed stay the Forever Champs of AEW? Or will FTR go from three to FOUR pairs of titles draped on them at once?

 

AEW looks closer at the grudge between Hikaru Shida, Penelope Ford & The Bunny.

The Full Metal Warrior herself says “Holy Shida was on a Rampage, and somebody tried to ruin it.” Allie the Bunny says she spent the last six MONTHS rehabbing her neck, “watching other people get opportunities that I deserved.” Shida says if Bunny has something to say, then let’s go. But it will be for the Regina de Wave Championship! The Bunny says she’ll take that title, and make Shida feel how she felt, watching someone else take what was hers. Will The Bunny bring some gold to La Faccion? Or will nothing stop the wave of momentum Shida is riding?

 

Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy!

Team Double Jay is already waiting, and already promising a big win here tonight. But Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy have been known to defy expectations before, so will they do that here tonight? Or will the Last Outlaw and his lethal tag team partner prove they are the best team today?

The teams sort out and Kassidy starts against Lethal. They circle, tie up, and Kassidy gets around to headlock. Lethal back suplexes but Kassidy lands on his feet. Lethal blocks Kassidy’s hip toss but then Kassidy slips up and around him to arm-drag! Lethal stagger sup, Kassidy whips but Lethal reverses. Kassidy ducks the lariat to waistlock but Lethal elbows free! Lethal stomps Kassidy to the corner, tags in Jarrett, and fans boo as Jarrett and Lethal mug Kassidy. Jarrett stomps the mudhole, whips but Kassidy reverses to hip toss! Jarrett gets up, Kassidy pops ‘n’ locks, but Jarrett dodges the haymaker to DECK Kassidy!

Fans boo but Jarrett is feeling himself. Jarrett drags Kassidy up but Kassidy wrenches free! Tag to Quen, he leap frogs to HIP DROP the arm! Kassidy BOOTS Lethal, Quen kicks Jarrett, and Private Party whips Jarrett to the corner. Quen sets up, Kassidy runs in, squealing PARTY IN MOTION! Then feed to the DROPKICK! Quen covers, TWO! Quen wrenches, tags Kassidy and Kassidy goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Kassidy struts a la the Nature Boy, and he mocks Jarrett. Jarrett swings, Kassidy blocks, but Jarrett pokes Kassidy in the eye! Then Jarrett DECKS Kassidy! Fans boo, especially as Sonjay struts.

But Hardy pulls Sonjay off the apron! Sonjay gets heated, but it’s Satnam who steps to Hardy! Hardy backs off from the giant, but Lethal drags Kassidy out to RAM him into steel steps! The numbers game is paying off as Rampage goes picture in picture. Hardy helps Kassidy up but Lethal goes out to kick Kassidy down! Lethal RAMS Kassidy into the steel steps! The is busy reprimanding people and that allows Sonjay to get some stomps in! Lethal and Jarrett add theirs, then drag Kassidy up to put him in the ring. Jarrett stomps Kassidy more and more, then tags Lethal. Double Jay double whip but Kassidy reverses to send Lethal at ropes.

Lethal holds ropes to stop himself, and Jarrett hooks Kassidy up for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Lethal adds a basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Kassidy reaches out but Lethal keeps him from Quen. Lethal bumps Kassidy off buckles, tags Jarrett in, and Jarrett drags Kassidy up to bump off more buckles. Jarrett whips Kassidy corner to corner hard, and Kassidy bounces off buckles. Jarrett puts Kassidy on the ropes to CHOKE him, then he runs to STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts now, as does Lethal and even Satnam. Jarrett then runs to LARIAT Kassidy down! Lethal applauds, tags in, and he covers, TWO!

Lethal CLUBS Kassidy down, covers again, TWO! Lethal rains down furious fists but the ref reprimands about the closed fists. Lethal looms over Kassidy, drags him back up, and snap suplexes! Lethal lets out a big “WOO~!” and then grins as AEW goes to break.

Rampage returns and Lethal has Kassidy in a facelock. But Kassidy NORTHERN LIGHTS Lethal away! And then Kassidy springboard STUNNERS Jarrett down! Kassidy dodges Lethal and hot tags Quen! Quen ROCKS Lethal, bumps him off buckles, then springboards to CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Quen ducks ‘n’ dodges to flapjack DROPKICK! Fans fire up more as Quen DIVES onto Jarrett! Quen is all fire dup and he high-fives fans. Quen gets in, Lethal sends him out but Kassidy is there! SILLY STRING! Quen hurries up top but Jarrett storms over. Quen DECKS Jarrett, 450s, but has to bail out as Lethal moves!

Quen clutches his rib but Lethal goes after Kassidy. Kassidy kangaroo kicks Lethal into a schoolboy! But the ref is busy with Kassidy! Jarrett gets in to wrench and KNEE Quen! Lethal runs, handsprings, LETHAL INJECTION STROKE COMBINATION! Cover, Team Double Jay wins!

Winners: Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett, by pinfall

Jarrett insists the ref raise his and Lethal’s hands in victory, and Aubrey Edwards obliges. Will Jay & Double J prove they’re the best by climbing those AEW Tag Division rankings?

 

Renee Paquette interviews Saraya.

They’re having their promised sit-down interview two weeks after Saraya won her big return match at Full Gear. How is she feeling after her first match in over five years? Saraya legit has chills even now thinking about it. It was an emotional moment because she never thought she was getting in the ring again. Especially after five long years, yet also oddly short. Five years is long in pro-wrestling, though, and going out there again, it was incredible. What was it like to just talk to her family about this? The Knights are born and bred for wrestling, her brother was there that night. What was that like?

It was incredible having her brother, who has been there for her since day one. He even dressed as the Pink Power Ranger for her first match to be there. He had full on supported her, canceled all other plans, and was just as fired up as she was. She couldn’t help but run up to him to hug it out. Full Gear overall was a huge show, but especially Saraya’s moment for her and the Women’s Division. What is the big takeaway? Full Gear was a special night for the AEW Women’s Division with three matches on one night. Saraya was proud to have had that match with Britt Baker. Britt helped Saraya in many ways as someone who just came back from neck surgery.

Saraya is also proud of Jamie Hayter winning the title, that was a big deal. And even Toni Storm. Saraya saw the interview Renee had with Toni about wanting the title back. Saraya wants all the women here to know that she wants the title, too. It will be her and everyone going head-to-head. Renee looks forward to that, but when and where will The Revolution prove AEW is her house?

 

Athena VS ???

The Fallen Goddess has never been more dangerous. Dark and Elevation have brought out that dark side, and she’s gunning for the OG Badass and the ROH Women’s World Championship at Final Battle! But will she have a bit more than just a tune-up in Dani Mo?

The bell rings, Athena and Dani approach, and Athena DECKS Dani! Athena smirks, brings Dani up and snap suplexes! Una Amiga! Another snap suplex! Dos Amigas! Then the ANARCHY for the third! Cover, but Athena lets off! Athena plays like she’s surprised, but then she argues with the ref. Athena corners the ref and dares him to do something, but Dani rolls Athena up! TWO!! Dani hurries up to ROUNDHOUSE Athena! Athena shrugs it off?! Athena DECKS Dani again! And then rains down clubbing forearms! Athena roars and Indy fires up as she drags Dani back up. Athena RAMS Dani into the corner then STOMPS her down!

Athena soaks up the cheers and jeers then goes back for Dani. A fan shouts, “I love you, Athena!” and she says back, “I know.” Athena drags Dani up, reels her in, and gut wrenches to a CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall

But winning isn’t enough for Athena as she drags Dani back up. Fans boo as Athena suplexes to GOURD BUSTER Dani out of the ring!! Dani tumbles but Athena goes out after her again. Athena RAMS Dani into railing, drags her up again, and then RAMS her into steel steps! Dani goes down in a heap and Athena calls out Mercedes! “Mercedes~! Come out and play~!” But when Mercedes doesn’t appear, Athena turns her attention back to Dani. More refs rush out to stop this, and Athena says alright. But then she blasts past them to METEORA Dani into the steel steps! The refs reprimand again, but Athena threatens Aubrey!

Fans boo but Athena grins as she takes her leave. Will this new darkness be what brings Athena into the golden spotlight?

 

Juice Robinson speaks.

“For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Juice Robinson. And I’m a former three-time IWGP United States Champion. I’m here to issue a challenge for December 10th, in Arlington, Texas, at ROH Final Battle, against the King of TV, Samoa Joe, the ROH Television Champion. Y’know, I’ve done a lot in Japan, but I need to prove myself in America. And if I’m gonna be a superstar on television, then I need that ROH World Television title around my waist. Joe, you may be the King of TV now, but kings get dethroned.” Will the Booster boost his own profile by taking one of #TwoBeltJoe’s belts?

 

Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers.

The World’s Strongest Man says QT Marshall is facing Orange Cassidy for the All-Atlantic title, but is there any reason he chose to make this a Lumberjack Match? Yes, it’s real simple: After what happened last week with The House of Black, QT wants his first championship opportunity to have no shenanigans. Speaking of shenanigans, QT points out how the Best Friends and Danhausen are dressed! By that, he’s pointing out how they’re in flannel and beanies, just like real lumberjacks. QT says their best friend is about to lose his title and they’re treating this like a joke! Danhausen asks, “Is this a joke!?” And they all bring out (plastic) axes!

Cassidy asks Mark, “Are we allowed to bring axes to the ring?” Mark says, “Absolutely not.” Oh. Well, okay. Mark says it looks like there’s been enough talk, but then Cassidy says no, they weren’t done talking yet. Can they get two more seconds? IT’S TIME! For the main event! Well, alright. But axes or no axes, will Cassidy cut down another contender? Or will QT Marshall finally prove he is God’s Gift to Wrestling?

 

Darby Allin speaks.

“The past few weeks, Full Gear, Rampage, I have been settling some personal scores that have been important to me. And now that those scores have been settled, nothing’s more important to me than winning back that TNT Championship. Samoa Joe. I’m putting out a challenge to you, and you said that you would accept if Wardlow was banned from ringside. This Wednesday in Austin, I’ll do you one more. I’m gonna have Sting banned from ringside, as well, because I want it to be just you and me, Joe.

“These fans chant something. It goes along the lines of, ‘Joe is gonna kill~ you. Joe is gonna kill~ you.’ Well you’re gonna have to bury me with that TNT Championship, because I am not leaving Dynamite without it.” Darby is ready to fight to the death, will he become a TWO-TIME TNT Champion? Or will the King of TV still be #TwoBeltJoe going into ROH Final Battle?

 

AEW All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match: Orange Cassidy VS QT Marshall!

Not only are The Factor and Best Friends among the Lumberjacks, but so are The Varsity Athletes, The Trustbusters, Chaos Project, Ortiz, Brandon Cutler, Zack Clayton, Ethan Page, Private Party, and even some Indy indie wrestlers. The more the merrier if it keeps QT safe for the House of Black. But will he be able to focus on Freshly Squeezed? Or will Cassidy continue to be a fighting champion?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and with nowhere to run and hide, we see who is truly championship material!

The bell rings and as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, QT rushes in! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and leaps over! Then he SHOTGUNS QT down and kips up! QT bails out but on the Best Friends’ side! They put him in for Cassidy but QT knees low. QT whips Cassidy out to the Factory side of things, but Cassidy fires off “devastating” shin kicks on then, Clayton, Serpentico, and back again. QT runs out but Cassidy whips him around and around into railing! Then back into the ring! Cassidy hurries up top to CROSBODY, but into QT’s arms! BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, QT whips and tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKERS!

Fans rally for Cassidy but QT drags him up to toss him out. The Firm is there and Ethan tells Hardy to do his job! Hardy says okay, and he helps Cassidy up and into the ring! Fans cheer but Ethan is mad! That’s not what he meant, but that is what Lumberjacks are here for. QT still stomps Cassidy, ROCKS him with a right, then soaks up the heat. Ethan tells Hardy to leave since he’s not willing to play along. But Private Party is also told to stay. Fans boo and Hardy argues with Ethan but Hardy still leaves. QT whips Cassidy corner to corner hard and Cassidy bounces off buckles as AEW goes picture in picture.

QT drags Cassidy up, throws him out the side, and Ari Daivari stomps away on Cassidy! His old buddy, Tony Nese, joins in, as do Josh Woods, Chaos Project and Zack Clayton! They all stomp away, but then Best Friends storm over! They back everyone off and help Cassidy up. Trent puts Cassidy in, but QT is after him already. QT DECKS Cassidy with a right, then covers, TWO! Fans rally and so do the Lumberjacks. QT ROCKS Cassidy, Cassidy staggers away, but QT scoops him to hit a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! QT is annoyed but he stomps Cassidy around. QT has the legs to stomp Cassidy in the gut!

QT paces around, QT mocks Cassidy by putting his hands in his tights. QT then stomps Cassidy more, drags him up again, but Cassidy hits a JAWBREAKER! Cassidy throws body shots, but QT CLUBS Cassidy down! QT rains down fists, the ref reprimands about the closed fists, but QT lets off to get in the ref’s face. QT drags Cassidy up, and tosses Cassidy out! The Varsity Athletes and others stomp away, the Best Friends hurry over again and push them all away. Cassidy gets in the ring but QT is after him again. QT whips Cassidy to a corner but Cassidy tumbles up and out! QT storms over but Cassidy dribbles him off buckles!

Cassidy stops, QT staggers away, and Cassidy climbs up again. QT runs back in but Cassidy moves aside and QT smacks off the corner! QT falls down, Cassidy finishes climbing, and he gives a lazy thumbs up as he FALLING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! QT survives and Rampage returns to single picture as Indy rallies up! Cassidy throws off the elbow pad and fires up! But Johnson & Solo rush in! The ref reprimands but Cassidy dodges, and Best Friends get in to clothesline The Factory back out! Fans fire up as Cassidy, Trent & Chuck flex. Then Best Friends DOUBLE PLANCHA the Factory down!

QT handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK! QT drags Cassidy up, suplexes, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl, but QT blocks and spins Cassidy around! Inverted crucifix and toss, but Cassidy blocks the cutter! Cassidy shoves QT into buckles, then Alabama lifts, but the back gives up! QT pop-up FOREARMS Cassidy, then reels him in! LAST- RANA!! Cassidy then runs to tilt-o-whirl and whirl and whirl and DDT!! Fans fire up and the Lumberjacks all rally! QT flounders but Cassidy kips up! Fans fire up with Cassidy as he runs in at QT, ORANGE- NO, The Factory gets their leader to safety!

Cassidy frowns while Best Friends storm over again. The Factory backs off, Cassidy climbs up but QT GAMANGIRIS! QT drags Cassidy down, shouts, “I’m gonna break his neck!” but DANHAUSEN steps up! Danhausen CURSES QT!! QT mocks it, flips Danhausen off, then the Factory trips Danhausen off the apron! Best Friends go after them, more Lumberjacks join in, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! APRON BEACH BREAK!! QT flounders, Cassidy aims from the ropes, springboard SWANTON wipes out the Lumberjacks!! Fans are fired up for “Freshly Squeezed! Freshly Squeezed!” as Best Friends and Factory brawl up the ramp!

QT flounders into the ring, Cassidy climbs the corner, but Penelope Ford creeps her way out. The Superbad Girl looks extra bad tonight, but she distracts Cassidy from the apron. The ref reprimands, telling her she has to hop down. But KIP SABIAN appears from outta nowhere! He SHOVES Cassidy off the top, into the DIAMOND CUTTER!!! QT covers, TWO!??! Cassidy survives, and Kip is amused, but QT is furious! QT throws off his elbow pads, runs in, into an ORANGE PUNCH!! And BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)

Kip Sabian isn’t bothered at all. He applauds Cassidy’s resilience, but then Cassidy DIVES onto Kip! Cassidy and Kip brawl, they go up the ramp, Kip bowls Cassidy to the stage! Kip drags Cassidy up as fans boo and he bowls Cassidy more. The Lumberjacks brawl with their own rivals, the Varsity Athletes are going after Ortiz and Isiah Kassidy! Cutler vlogs this all, but then the lights go out!! And when they come back up, THE HOUSE OF BLACK is here!! Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews are staring Nese & Woods down, while Brody King & Julia Hart stand on the stage. Nese rushes in but gets an STO! Buddy JUMP KNEES Woods!

Buddy POP-UP KNEES Kassidy! Malakai & Buddy stomp away on Kassidy, Brody attacks the Lumberjacks on the ramp! Brody joins the others, fans are thunderous for the House as they mug Ortiz! But then Malakai tells them NO, not Ortiz. What? Why? Is there something Malakai sees in Ortiz? But with the bloodlust needing satisfaction, Buddy drags Serpentico up! DANTE’S INFERNO!! Julia applauds and Indy is fired up! And then the House goes after everyone again! The bodies are sent flying around into railing! Will the House of Black rise to tear down all others in their way?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage here to set up a lot more as AEW and ROH head for the New Year. Samoa Joe having two titles means a lot more people are after him. Juice Robinson has a good promo to call out Joe for the ROH TV title, and Juice did have a stint in ROH so this isn’t completely out of nowhere. Darby had a great match with Cole Karter, though it was really more Karter had his best match in AEW, or perhaps his entire career. But I like that Darby wants after the TNT title, he is going to have one hell of a match with Joe on Dynamite. That Dynamite is both a Winter is Coming go-home and ROH Final Battle go-home, so it’ll have to be huge.

Speaking of which, Acclaimed VS FTR for the AEW Tag Team Championships, that is huge. It’s happening this Wednesday as opposed to Winter is Coming, so I have a feeling shenanigans help The Acclaimed retain. The Gunn Sons probably cost FTR so that they can have an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Final Battle, which they will then lose because FTR is probably going to help sell networks on ROH under Tony Khan. We got a good tag match out of Jarrett & Lethal VS Private Party, and of course Sonjay & Satnam are the advantage that helps Jay & Jarrett win. They’ll surely climb the ranks and come around to challenge for the tag titles in time for Revolution in March.

Good backstage segment with Shane Taylor showing up in AEW, and get use of continuity in Keith Lee’s career. I remember watching those days when Keith and Shane made a huge splash in ROH as a team, and then suddenly Keith is in NXT. This is going to be good stuff, but I wonder if Swerve ditches Keith to join up with Shane and take over at least the ROH Tag Division. Good interview promo from Saraya, though it did start to blur the lines of kayfabe and reality just a little when Saraya talked about Britt helping her in that match. But naturally, Saraya wants the AEW Women’s Division to get stronger, but also wants to get in on a title scene. I don’t see Saraya being relegated to Dark and Elevation, so maybe they work out something for a Winter is Coming match.

Speaking of women’s championships, good promo from Shida and Bunny to truly bring the Regina de Wave title onto AEW programming. I’m pretty sure Shida retains that title, but it at least counts as something big for Bunny. Great stuff out of Athena really upping her Heel credentials. Fans still wanted to cheer her dominating Dani but Athena made sure they had something to boo with her extracurriculars after the match. Athena VS Mercedes is going to be great for Final Battle, no idea who wins that one. And good promo from LFI and Dark Order. I bet we see some great tag matches of Rush & Vance VS Silver & Reynolds to not only build both factions back up, but help one get going in the tag title rankings so that one of them (probably LFI) can go after The Acclaimed.

And of course, hilarious and great stuff out of Cassidy and the Lumberjacks. Cassidy was of course winning but I was surprised to see Kip Sabian go after him. That should be a good feud since Kip’s trying this new Joker meets Riddler character. And it was great to see the House of Black appear to beat up every Lumberjack around. Though, I wonder what that detail of Malakai sparing Ortiz the finisher was about. Is the House going to recruit Ortiz to their side? Ortiz and Eddie Kingston feuding with the House would be some awesome stuff. But I wouldn’t want Ortiz betraying Eddie, that’s too much like Vance ditching the Dark Order. House of Black should be raising up some names from Dark or Elevation to give them some TV time.

My Score: 8.7/10


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