Can Matt Sydal catch Lightning (Spiral) in a bottle?
Matt Sydal takes on the AEW World Champion in a non-title match, but if he wins, he WILL get a title match in the future! Can Sydal do it?
- AEW World Title Eliminator Match: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal; Omega wins and denies Sydal a title opportunity.
- Hangman Page VS Cezar Bononi w/ Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake; Hangman wins.
- Six Man Tag: FTR & Shawn Spears w/ The Pinnacle VS The Varsity Blondes & Dante Martin; FTR & Spears win.
- Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler VS The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid; The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid win.
- Tay Conti VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Conti wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS John Silver w/ The Dark Order; Darby wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW World Title Eliminator Match: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal!
Opening Dynamite is “the man who has not lost a singles match in 571 days, with 16 straight singles victories, and the only man with two AEW singles victories over Jon Moxley. He was voted 2020 Outstanding Wrestler of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, as well as a 2020 inductee into their hall of fame. He is 2-0 in singles competition versus Matt Sydal, which includes a 2015 NJPW Junior Heavyweight title defense that took place in Japan and not NOOORTH CAROLINA~! He is a humanitarian, Good Brother, and for 112 days now, he is the reigning, and some say greatest AEW World Champion of all time… He is KENNY, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAA~!”
The Sweepettes are back, and the Cleaner makes his entrance. But will he make sure not to get struck down by the Lightning Spiral?
The bell rings, Callis joins commentary, and Omega gets in Sydal’s face. Sydal talks smack right back and the two tie up. They go around, Omega headlocks, Sydal wrenches out to a keylock then a headlock. Sydal grinds, Omega pries out and slaps Sydal around. Omega wrenches, wristlocks, but Sydal spins to wrench back. Omega wrenches, wrenches then shovels Sydal up and over! Omega keeps on Sydal with a keylock, but Sydal kips up and wrenches. Omega breaks free, snapmares but Sydal handsprings through to flying-mare! Omega blocks the next one to shove and elbow Sydal down! Fans boo as Omega scowls.
Omega brings Sydal up to club Sydal, and club him again. Omega scoops to SLAM Sydal, then runs to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Omega grows annoyed with Sydal and brings him up again but Sydal throws body shots! Omega CLUBS Sydal again, brings him up and CHOPS him! Sydal is stinging, Omega scoops but Sydal arm-drags free! Sydal dodges, tilt-o-whirls and headscissors Omega to ropes! Sydal swings a kick but Omega narrowly avoids it! Fans fire up for Sydal as Omega bails out and walks around. Sydal waits for Omega, Omega gets on the apron but takes his time while fans rally and duel. Omega gets in, grins and asks for a test of strength.
Sydal ties up with Omega, but Omega kicks, kicks and clubs Sydal’s arm! Omega brings Sydal up, reels him in for a hard shoulder! Omega vows to break Sydal, and reels him in for another hard shoulder! Omega wrenches the wrist, lifts Sydal up with one arm to slam him down! Omega stomps Sydal, drags him up and lifts again. Sydal escapes to KICK and KICK and KICK! Omega ROCKS Sydal, fires off more forearms, but Sydal turns V-Trigger into a leg sweep! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Sydal keeps focus as he runs corner to corner to METEORA Omega! Sydal goes up top, Omega stands and ROCKS Sydal then CHOPS him! Omega gets Sydal for a ROCKET-
NO! Sydal ranas Omega instead! But he gets up for Omega to CLOBBER him! Omega is seething and talks to the camera that Sydal isn’t going to win this. Omega wrenches and hits a BIG back suplex! Sydal goes to an apron, Omega goes out and brings Sydal for an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Mike coaches his brother but Omega pushes Matt back in. Omega looms over Sydal and fans rally up. Omega drags Sydal up, scoops him, and talks trash before he hits a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega glares at Mike and telling him that he has no choice but to watch what happens to his brother. Omega reels Sydal in, Sydal blocks the bomb lift, but Omega CLUBS away on his back!
Omega drags Sydal up again, powerbomb lift but Sydal slips out to SOBAT! And WHEEL KICK! Omega is down and fans fire up with Sydal! Sydal runs but into a boot! Omega goes up but Sydal jumps to STEINER! Sydal reels Omega in, fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives and fans argue the count, but Sydal drags Omega up. Sydal puts Omega up top, CHOPS him, and then climbs up. Omega slips out from under, the Super Steiner crashes and burns! Sydal tumbles and Omega sneers. Omega stalks Sydal, drags him up by his hair, and slashes the throat for the full nelson, SNAP DRAGON! Sydal flounders about, Omega drags him back up and hits AOI SHODOU!!
Sydal crawls to a corner while Omega hears the cheers and the jeers from the fans. Omega says BANG, runs but into a roll-up with bridge! TWO!!! Omega shoves the ref but Sydal ROUNDHOUSES! LIGHTNING SPIRAL!! Cover, TWO!?! Omega survives Sydal’s best shot and Sydal can’t believe it! But “This is Awesome!” as Sydal heads to a corner. Sydal goes up top, Omega stands, Sydal leaps for Mete- NO! Omega BUCKLE BOMBS the Meteora away! And then a dead lift WILY BOMB, to a V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now Sydal shocks Omega! Fans are thunderous, Omega takes aim, V-TRIGGER at the ropes! Electric Chair, POISON RANA!!!
Sydal hurries up top again, SHOOTING- NO! Omega trips him up! Omega scoots and stands to run at Sydal at the top rope, for a SUPER V-TRIGGER! “THAT’S IT!!” Omega gets Sydal up, but Sydal spins around to a victory roll! TWO!?!?! Omega narrowly escapes, V-TRIGGER!! Electric Chair, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (Sydal does NOT get a world title match)
Don Callis says, “No shame in losing to the greatest wrestler of all time!” Sydal could not beat the Best Bout Machine, making their all-time series 3-0. Will Sydal ever make it to that same level?
Backstage interview with The Dark Order, and Hangman Page.
John Silver is all fired up for his TNT Championship match with Darby Allin in tonight’s main event! Is he ready? Oh does it look like he’s not ready? Evil Uno wants Silver to show everyone how ready the Dark Order is! Trust fall! Alex Reynolds is caught with ease, then Stu Grayson! Alan Angels, not so much. Luckily there’s a plush leather couch right behind them. Silver talks with Hangman and Hangman asks if Silver’s nervous. No, he’s not nervous. He’s Johnny Hungy! Alright, great. This is a big night for Silver, but he shouldn’t worry. They’ll be proud of Silver either way. Hangman wishes Silver luck, and Silver is even more fired up!
As for Hangman, he’s heading out for his own match, will he be just as ready for the Brazilian Beefcake?
Hangman Page VS Cezar Bononi w/ Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake!
The Cowboy is ready to get back on the horse, as it were! Will he make big strides back towards a title opportunity? Or will “Pretty” Peter Avalon’s stallion be a muscular roadblock on Hangman’s road to redemption?
The bell rings, Bononi and Hangman tie up, and Bononi shoves Hangman down! Bononi eggs Hangman on, but Hangman comes back with forearms and CHOPS! Hangman whips but Bononi blocks to reverse! Hangman goes up and over in the corner, slides under Bononi’s boot, and BOOTS back! Bononi stays up and scowls at Hangman. Bononi rushes in but Hangman dumps him out, to then PLANCHA, into Bononi’s arms! Bononi SLAMS Hangman on the apron! Fans duel as Hangman flounders, and Bononi gets in to stomp Hangman down! Bononi digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Bononi lets off at 4 to throw body shots. Bononi whips and CLOBBERS Hangman, but Hangman kips up!
Hangman and Bononi stare down and fire up. Bononi swings, Hangman ducks to ROCK Bononi back! And CHOP, and forearm and ROLLING ELBOW! Bononi stays up but Hangman scoops him! Bononi is too big, though, and he slips out to scoop and TOSS Hangman to a corner! Bononi powers up, runs in but Hangman dodges! Hangman comes back to LARIAT but Bononi stays up! Hangman tries again, Bononi still stays up! Bononi blocks the third but Hangman gets an EXPLODER! Slingshot, BUCK SHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
With that, the Cowboy is now 8-0 in 2021! He cheers with a beer, then heads out. Will he be riding off into a golden sunset soon enough?
Lance Archer speaks.
“Sting, man, I looked up to you. I think everybody that has ever stepped into the ring has looked up to you. Let’s face it, without the Icon, there is no Murderhawk Monster. Without Sting, there is no Lance Archer.” So why did he interrupt Sting’s time? Because it should be HIS time! Archer has a black baseball bat a la Sting, and says that this used to mean something. It used to mean justice, and that people paid attention. Now people will pay attention to Archer! And if they don’t, the walls will come crashing down around them, and it will be Archer’s boot that kicks it down on them.
Sting will go down as one of the greatest of all time, but now people will remember Archer’s name. Sooner or later, one way or another, it will be showtime!
AEW shares footage from after last week’s Unsanctioned Match.
Thunder Rosa says, “I came from nothing. And several months ago, I came here to make a statement. And tonight, with blood, sweat and tears, I just showed you that! That Women’s Wrestling should be valued everywhere. And I’m very, very proud of this.” Rosa won big but is that just the beginning for her in AEW?
Tony Schiavone interviews Britt Baker live on stage.
A round of applause for the Role Model for her part in one of the greatest matches ever in AEW! The fans have a mixed reaction but Britt can’t believe that’s the “warm welcome” she gets for the hell she went through? Then they’re as dumb, delusional and disrespectful as Thunder Rosa. Britt tells Rosa that she should be thanking Britt every day she wakes up. Rosa should be thankful because she will be remembered forever now. Rosa got to be part of the history that BRITT wrote with her blood! And then Rosa has the audacity to stand here in BRITT’S company, in BRITT’S division, and act like ROSA put it on the map? Then why is everyone talking about Britt?
Britt says she doesn’t even need to praise and adoration of the legends and experts telling her that she’s worthy now, that she’s a star now. Mick Foley, thanks for the thumbs up. But it took him twenty years to become a hardcore legend, and she did it in one night! And that night, when Britt had 87 thumbtacks in her back and blood flowing down her forehead into her eyes, she never saw more clearly. Tony Khan is out here looking for every legend who ever has been, when he has the biggest one that’ll ever be right here, under his nose.
“Because not only did I make history that night, I put AEW on the map. And those three letters, A E W, come second to the most epic three in all of professional wrestling: D M D.” Britt shoves the mic back at Schiavone and heads off. But will The Dentist be able to get the G O L D before Rosa?
AEW staff knocks on The Pinnacle’s door.
MJF leads the way for Tully Blanchard, FTR, Shawn Spears and Wardlow as they head to gorilla. The newest and most dangerous faction in AEW has their first match as a unit, after the break!
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Captain Charisma is talking with Dante Martin and the Varsity Blondes about “that beach life,” and asks how Darrius is doing. He’s doing great, just needs more time to recover. Christian says that’s good, and wants Dante to tell him hi for him. Dasha asks Christian that last week, he mentioned his intentions as to why he signed with AEW, and if this conversation had anything to do with that. Nah, this was just hanging out, getting to know everybody, talking shop. These three have a tag match coming up, Christian knows about tag team wrestling, so he was giving them some friendly advice.
But then Frankie Kazarian walks over and says Christian’s been so busy giving advice that he forgot to say hello to an old friend. What’s going on? Kaz says he’s just giving Christian a hard time and is happy to see him. Christian looks great, the shirt’s cool, the catchphrase… Well, actually, Kaz lives by the words “Outwork everyone,” too, and has been doing that since day one. An AEW original, if you will, and one of the original AEW World Tag Team Champions, too. Kaz has beaten the best the company’s put in front of him, and Kaz is just wondering, “When does the work part begin?”
Christian asks Kaz back that he isn’t becoming a “Cranky Franky” is he? Is Kaz convincing Christian or himself of this stuff? They’ve been in the ring together plenty of times, he knows what Kaz is about. But if Kaz wants to see the “work” part start, then Christian will start next week. He has no opponent, so if Kaz is free, maybe he’ll step up? Kaz accepts the challenge! They shake hands and look forward to that, but Kaz asks if Christian is busy on Monday nights. No, of course he’s not! So then, Kaz will have a match on Dark: Elevation, Christian should check it out because seven years is a long time to be out of the ring. Will the Heavy Metal Rebel outwork the workhorse?
Six Man Tag: FTR & Shawn Spears w/ The Pinnacle VS The Varsity Blondes & Dante Martin!
After demolishing the Inner Circle and taking their private room, we’ll see Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood and The Chair Man finally join forces in a match to represent their faction! Will Griff Garrison, Brian Pillman Jr. and one-half of Top Flight get what Chris Jericho and his friends got?
The teams sort out and the Ivy League MVP starts with Spears. They circle, FTR start barking at Griff, but Griff focuses. Griff ties up with Spears, Spears powers him towards the Pinnacle’s corner but Griff gets away. Fans cheer that escape, Spears and Griff circle again. They tie up, Spears waistlocks to slam, then floats to facelock then armlock. Spears wrenches the arm, Griff rolls, kips up and wrenches back! Griff tags BPJ and the Blondes CLUB Spears’ arm! BPJ wrenches, yanks, tags Dante, and Dante springboards to stomp the arm! Dante wrenches, tags BPJ back in, and BPJ takes the hand-off to grind Spears down.
Spears powers up, Dax tags in and jumps in as Spears whips BPJ away. Spears drops, Dax CLOBBERS BPJ! Dax drops a leg, an elbow, and a headbutt! Dax drags BPJ around, bumps him off buckles and CHOPS! Dax throws haymakers, tags Spears, but BPJ fires off haymakers and CHOPS! The Pinnacle shove BPJ, Dante tags in and BPJ SUPERKICKS Spears! And SUPERKICKS Dax! Dante goes up and up and MOONSAULTS both Dax and Spears, and lands on his feet! Tag to Griff, he dodges the Pinnacle to DOUBLE SPEAR! Spears and Dax bail out, Dante and BPJ rush the corner but the Pinnacle regroups. Dante and the Blondes build speed, but pull up when they see Wardlow in the way.
The Pinnacle gets tough now that the War Dog is in the way, but Dante and the Blondes back off. The ref wants the Pinnacle to get back in the ring, but AEW goes picture in picture.
The Pinnacle talk it over with Tully, and then MJF rallies his troops. BPJ gets impatient and he goes out to kick and CHOP Spears! BPJ puts Spears in, but Cash anchors BPJ’s feet on the apron! BPJ kicks Cash away but Spears is there to hit a SPINEBUSTER! Tag to Dax, he drags BPJ up and snap suplexes him from his corner! Dax neck wrenches, drives in elbows, then stomps BPJ’s hands! Tag to Cash, BPJ is fed to knees! Cash bends and chokes and CLUBS BPJ against ropes! Dax gets a cheap shot in, Spears tags and drags BPJ up. Spears bumps BPJ off buckles, wrenches and traps an arm to then throw knees! The ref backs Spears off to check on BPJ, but he’s okay to continue.
Tag to Dax, he drags BPJ back up and throws him out! The ref keeps Dax back and Dax uses that to distract so that Cash and Wardlow can drag BPJ up! Tully talks some trash then SLAPS BPJ down! The Pinnacle has learned well from the Inner Circle. Dax goes out after BPJ, drags him up and CHOPS him against barriers! And then bumps him off apron, to fire off haymakers and kicks! Dax puts BPJ in, drags him up but BPJ throws body shots back! BPJ slide sunder, hot tag to Dante! Dante rallies on Dax, Spears gets in but gets a dropkick! Dante dropkicks Dax, then RANAS- No, Spears blocks that and tosses Dante, but Dante lands on his feet!
Dax grabs Dante in chicken wings but Dante BOOTS Spears, ROCKS Dax, then tiger wall kicks Spears to an ENZIGURI! Spears flounders, Dante dropkicks Dax then clotheslines Spears out of the ring!
AEW returns to single picture as Dante runs at Dax, only for Dax to spin him around for a BRAINBUSTER! Dax tells Dante’s fans to shut up, and he drags Dante up to tag Cash. FTR have Dante, tag Spears as they whip, pop-up to the fireman’s carry, then FTR DECKS the Blondes while Spears hits C4! Cover, the Pinnacle wins!
Winners: FTR & Shawn Spears, by pinfall
The Pinnacle are strong together, but that was really more like 6v3 than a fair and square Six Man Tag. Schiavone reluctantly goes to the ring for an interview, but Wardlow drags BPJ up to a top rope, for the FALLING KNEE SMASH! Wardlow throws BPJ out to join Griff and Dante, and MJF grins as his team controls the ring. Schiavone says The Pinnacle has arrived. Cash takes the mic to say that The Pinnacle is not just a name and it’s not just a group. This is FAMILY! Cash doesn’t have a family, a wife and kids waiting at home, but he has his brothers right here! Cash will live and die for each and everyone one of them!
Dax has Schiavone hold the mic for him as he calls out Santana & Ortiz. “You’ve done well for yourselves. Both of you guys have done well for yourselves. And you’ve got a lot of guys here in AEW fooled. But let me tell you something. You’ve got a group of guys here that ain’t fooled. I know, we know, there ain’t a grain of salt in your body.” The Inner Circle, this ain’t some SNL skit. This ain’t some stand-up comedy show! This isn’t a romcom drama! The marquee says “Professional Wrestling.” And if you want to find where you stand in the world of pro-wrestling, you come to AEW and ask for The Pinnacle!
MJF takes a turn and says, “Chris, I’m a little confused. I figured by now, you’d try to come out here and ‘break the walls down.’ But I guess the only thing you’re breaking nowadays is whatever chair you decide to sit on.” Aw, you don’t like that? You upset? Well how about Jericho does MJF a favor, and “grab all your boys and come out here right now!” Wait, silly MJF, they won’t do that. The Inner Circle is terrified of The Pinnacle. Schiavone points out that the Inner Circle can’t come out after being devastated by the Pinnacle. We all know they’re hurt! But one look from Wardlow gets Schiavone to stop. MJF says, “I’m sorry, Tony. Something you wanted to say?” No… That’s what MJF thought.
MJF continues that Schiavone being quite is a great gift, but speaking of! MJF says he has a gift for the Pinnacle. That gift is the future gold they’re about to hold. When you’re in the Pinnacle, you are ALWAYS on top! Will all of these men hold gold that AEW has to offer?
Team Taz speaks.
“A message from Team Taz, from all of us, to all of you AEW fans, Team Taz fans. Look, we understand, we know there’s a lot of conspiracy theories out there.” People think, “What is going on with Team Taz? There’s problems!” Taz assures us that there are no problems here. The Machine, Brian Cage, the FTW Champion, apologized for praising Sting last week. Cage also apologized to Ricky Starks for last week, singling him out. Everything is good with the team. Is Hobbs good? Yep. Hook, you good? Yep. Is Starks good? Absolutely. Cage, you good? “Who betta?” That’s not a yes or a no, but the look on his face is a bit of a giveaway. Will the Path of Cage still be with Team Taz much longer?
Schiavone interviews QT Marshall on stage.
The “Bulldog” of the Nightmare Family wants this time to explain what’s been going on with him lately. “I’m frustrated. Oh, but I’m Cody’s friend, right? That’s probably the reason you think I’m out here, getting this opportunity to speak right now. And yes, it has its perks.” QT’s wife, his childhood sweetheart, is literally sitting and smiling ear to ear as her husband is living his dream. Cody Rhodes taught QT the value of doing the work. But speaking of doing work, Schiavone should know this, “there’s not a person in AEW besides Tony Khan himself who has done more actual work than me.”
Fans boo but QT tells them to calm down. The Nightmare Family’s thrown him some bones, like PPV appearances. QT did win the first-ever Bunkhouse Match in Dynamite history. But what about the stuff you don’t see? Like making sure Cody’s coffee is hot, or his T-shirt is cut the right way. Or how about the fact that when tonight is over, Cody goes back to his room at the Marriott with his wife while QT has to stay up all night and work while his wife is alone. So forgive QT if his frustrations are warranted after waking up one day and realizing that there’s not a ladder he could jump off of or a match he could win that wouldn’t have the asterisk for the footnote that reads, “Cody’s friend.”
QT tells Schiavone that before he says anything, though fans taunt him with “Cody’s Friend! Cody’s Friend!” QT isn’t denying that! That’s why he’s out here! But here is what QT suggests: the only way to get out of Cody’s shadow is to have an “exhibition match” between friends so that QT can prove to the entire world that not only does QT belong, but that he can hang with the absolute best in AEW! QT knows he can’t make Cody come out and agree. He can’t make anyone do what they don’t want to, he doesn’t have that kind of power in the company. But QT can control what he will and won’t do. QT will no longer take meaningless bumps and jeopardize his quality of life for after he’s done wrestling, if it’s in Cody’s shadow!
But wait! Cody appears! Arm in a sling, he still takes off his headset and leaves that behind to get a mic. He wants this to stop. He understands QT’s angst and where he’s going with this. Cody’s heart isn’t into this, but he will gladly accommodate QT, the Nightmare Family, the Nightmare Factory and all the fans by giving QT his exhibition match. Arn Anderson will even be the special referee. QT will try and beat Cody, Cody will do his best to stop that because of his name and reputation. But he means this with no intimidation, he’s not going to hurt QT. If Cody puts on a Figure Four, he’ll even let it go. If he hooks QT up for Cross Rhodes, he’ll stop from hitting it.
When this place had blossoming success and Cody filled a spot people thought he wouldn’t, he knows he upset some people. Those people are still upset. QT was a good assistant, is a great man. “In an industry filled with acquaintances, you have become a friend.” Cody wants QT to know that he might even be Cody’s best friend. So then let’s have the exhibition as friend to friend. That’s all QT has ever wanted. They shake hands, and Cody lets Schiavone send us to commercial. Will QT’s frustrations be gone after having it out with Cody?
Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler VS The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid!
Rey Fenix beat Matt Jackson 1v1, and before going 2v2 alongside The Bastard, PAC, Fenix is ready to win 3v3! This storied rivalry throws in a Dungeon Master and The Amazing One, which way does momentum swing before the AEW Tag Team Champions take on Death Triangle?
The teams sort out, Nick and Fenix meet again after their great singles match from months ago. They circle, tie up, and Nick wrenches to a wristlock. Fenix spins, wrenches, wristlocks but Nick handsprings and wrenches again. Nick brings Fenix down, La Magistrol, but Fenix slips out to a headlock! Nick powers out, Fenix wheelbarrows and rolls to roll Nick up, TWO! Nick victory rolls Fenix, TWO! Fenix dropkicks but Nick deflects! But Nick dropkicks only for Fenix to deflect! Both men go for dropkicks but those cancel out! They both get up, and double clotheslines hit! Both men kip up and fans fire up as they stand off!
Nick and Fenix tag to their brothers, Matt and Penta circle now. Fans fire up for “Cero Miedo!” and Penta steps up to Matt, only for Matt to kick him low! Matt whips, Penta holds ropes to SUPERKICK! Matt runs in but Penta side-steps, only for Matt to springboard arm-drag! Penta makes that a ghost pin, TWO! Matt runs in but into a half nelson, spin, and trip! Penta turns Matt over, Matt dodges one stomp and blocks the other to kip up and trip Penta! Matt steps through to a SHARPSHOOTER! Penta gets the ropebreak fast, Matt lets off clean, and things speed up again. Penta drop toeholds, hooks up Matt’s legs and grabs the arms.
Penta headstands on Matt’s back, then rolls to drag Matt to a cover, TWO! These two stand off now and fans fire up again. They tag out to Cutler and Laredo and now the friends of the brothers stand face to face. Cutler pokes Laredo in the shoulder but Laredo shoves back! Cutler shoves Laredo, Laredo gets around and waistlocks. Cutler bucks the roll away, goes out then springboards in but Laredo gets under. Things speed up, Laredo leaps over Cutler’s monkey flip attempt but Cutler kips up into Laredo’s mule kick! Laredo SHOTEIS then whips, but Cutler reverses. Laredo dodges, tilt-o-whirls and headscissors! Cutler bails out, Laredo goes out to mule kick, but the Bucks give him the headscissor dropkick!
Fenix gets in, he body shots both Bucks then double knuckle locks for a REBOUND DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! Penta gets in and Fenix gives him the go ahead, and Penta FLIES onto the Bucks and Laredo! Fenix fires up, builds speed, but Cutler KICKS him down! Cutler springboards to FLYING FOREARM! Fenix bails out, Cutler rolls the dice for a SPRINGBOARD SENTON onto the Lucha Bros! But Laredo is up top for an ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Fans declare “This is Awesome!” as Laredo puts Cutler in. Laredo goes up but Nick KICKS him first! Cutler tags Nick, Nick tags Matt, and the Bucks get Laredo in the corner, for a SLICED BREAD BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
AEW goes picture in picture as Matt brings Laredo up. Matt throws haymakers and clubs Laredo’s arm. Matt wrenches, tags Cutler in, and Cutler climbs up to drop an ax handle on Laredo’s arm. Cutler wrenches Laredo, tags Nick, and Nick climbs up to double stomp the arm! Nick taunts the Lucha Bros, drags Laredo back up and tags in Matt. Matt takes the hand-off, scoops and SLAMS Laredo, then tags Nick back in, fist drop and slingshot senton combo! Nick tags Cutler, they slingshot senton and fist drop combo! Cutler tags Matt in, and Cutler runs so they can slingshot leaping leg drop combo! Matt drags Laredo up, Laredo resists the suplex but Matt clubs away on him!
Matt gets Laredo up for a suplex! Cover, TWO! Matt drags Laredo back up, bumps him off a boot, then tags Cutler in. Cutler drags Laredo up to bump off his own boot, then tags Nick in. Nick wrenches Laredo, brings him over and RAMS him into the corner! Tag to Cutler, Cutler brings Laredo up but Laredo throws body shots. Cutler holds on with a facelock, clubs away on Laredo’s back, but Laredo hits back. They brawl, Laredo gets the edge but swings into a waistlock. Laredo elbows free and handsprings to a DDT! Both men are down as AEW returns to single picture! A standing count begins but both men crawl to hot tag Penta and Nick!
Penta SLINGBLADES Nick down! Penta SLINGBLADES Matt down! Penta keeps moving, tags in Fenix, and the Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK the Bucks! Matt and Nick are down together, Fenix gets a boost for a BIG splash on them both! Cover, TWO! Nick gets to a corner, Fenix forearm smashes then drags Nick with double knuckle locks. Nick turns it around and tries to monkey flip, but Fenix turns that around to put Nick up top. Fenix CHOPS, Laredo tags in and SPRINGBOARD STEINERS Nick! Tag to Penta for DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Fag to Fenix, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, Matt and Cutler both break it! Penta go after Matt and Cutler and throw them out!
Fenix keeps on Nick and runs in to springboard SOBAT! Fenix rolls Nick, then somersaults, but Nick shoves him away to SHINING WIZARD in the corner! ROUNDHOUSE, clothesline, forearm and B- NO, no bulldog! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick, Nick SUPERKICKS Fenix! Nick whips, Fenix rewinds for the tiger feint HEEL KICK! Fenix whips Nick but Nick spins through the ropes for a LARIAT!! Both men are down while their tag partners regroup at their corners, and fans are thunderous for “A E W!” Hot tags to Matt and Laredo! Laredo and Matt fire off haymakers, and are fast and furious!
Fans are fired up, Laredo SHOTEIS, mule kicks, then runs to handspring- No, Matt blocks the DDT to a NORTHERN LIGHTS! The Polar Express takes off, Penta gets in, DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Matt gets Laredo up, BUCKLE BOMB ENZIGURI COMBO! Tag to Nick, he runs to SHINING WIZARD Laredo down! Tag back to Matt, they line it up, RISKY BUSINESS! Tag to Cutler for the SPRINGBOARD FROGGY-BOW! Cover, but Penta breaks it! Nick throws Penta out, then Nick PENALTY KICKS him down! Matt gets Penta up, has him on the apron, Nick still gets the DRAPING SWANTON!
Fenix puts Cutler in a corner, Matt runs in but is put in the same corner. Fenix BOOTS Nick, UPPERCUTS him in a corner, then runs at Cutler and Matt. Fenix somersaults but Cutler blocks the cutter to toss Fenix to Matt! Matt has Fenix in the gut wrench position, Cutler gives Nick a boost, TOTAL PARTY INDIETAKER! Nick goes up and up to FLY onto Penta! Matt goes up and TRIANGLE JUMP APRON DDT’S Fenix!! Laredo catches up to Cutler for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Laredo & the Lucha Bros win!!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid, by pinfall
The Bucks took their eyes off the prize, and the luchadors take the win! But Kenny Omega returns to CLOBBER Laredo?! Omega gets the AEW title belt to hit Laredo more! Matt and Nick ask what the hell and Omega gets a mic. “I’m having vivid flashbacks here, Matt.” He’s remembering 2019, the Fyter Fest main event, all the players are here! Omega knows Laredo from AAA! What happened? Omega is recalling a few years ago, when they all had a choice. Their 12 year friendship, their family, which is fitting with the rest of the Jacksons ringside.
But three years ago, Omega had a choice. Was he going to “stay at home” with the people that loved him, the fans that loved him, and those that he loved back? No, he didn’t do that. Was he going to go to “greener pastures?” NO! Where did he choose to go? It’s obvious, right? They’re obviously thinking, “Kenny, you chose AEW.” But he didn’t choose this. He chose the Bucks. Omega chose the vision that they created three years ago to make this the best wrestling promotion on the planet!! “And rather than sit in the high school cafeteria with the cool kids and the captain of the football team,” speaking of himself metaphorically, “you chose Brandon Cutler.” Omega chooses them, they never chose him back.
Yeah, sure, maybe Callis can come off as abrasive. But Omega will give the Bucks one more chance. “Toss it up.” Omega wants them to Too Sweet for “the hard cam.” Are they with him? Now or never! The Bucks don’t get what Omega’s doing this for. Omega says he may not agree with everything Callis has said, but look at them! The Bucks have changed! They can’t stand by family? This is their last chance!! The Bucks LEAVE! Cutler follows after and Omega says he can go be their camera man for BTE and carry their gear. They’re done here! But then Omega turns around into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS from the Lucha Brothers!
Penta drags Omega up and tucks him in, Fenix goes up top, L B DRIVER!! Callis isn’t sure what to do up on stage but the dual AEW World and AAA Mega Champion is left laying in the ring! The Good Brothers finally run out, but it’s a little too late. Omega’s got some blood in his mouth, but he manages to say, “They’re done.” Omega gives a thumbs up to the crowd, but will it be thumbs down for the Bucks?
Jade Cargill speaks.
“Red Velvet. I think you made the biggest mistake in your career. You getting in my face was the biggest joke! I beat your ass a couple weeks ago, and you’re coming back, asking for more?” Jade is on the path of greatness, Velvet is just a pitstop on the way to the throne. Jade is undefeated, Velvet is on a win streak, but there can only be one! And Jade is that woman! She looks like money, sounds like money, and looks damn good doing it. Velvet will step in the ring with #THATBitch! Will Velvet survive the storm that’s coming for her?
The Nightmare Family empire is growing!
With special behind-the-scene looks at AEW, and candid moments of Mr. & Mrs. American Nightmare, Cody and Brandi are ready to show us all how they’re handling balancing work, play and everything in between. Make sure to tune in for Rhodes to the Top, coming to TNT!
Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston speaks.
The Mad King says, “There it is. Get it. Get it. It’s a broken something.” But that’s fine for Kingston. He’s broken things before in his life, he’ll come back stronger. But he tells the Good Brothers and Kenny, Bullet Club, “This is not New Japan. This is not six years ago. This is not about selling some tacky T-shirts. Oh, did I hit a nerve? I hope I did.” But they will pay for this. Where these two come from, you take one of them out, they put one of you in the morgue! Understand the seriousness of this? Kingston stands up but the bad leg isn’t good for that so he sits back down.
Moxley says the question is, “Just how far are you willing to take this?” Do they think they’re willing to take it as far as Moxley and Kingston? Are they as willing to get blood under their fingernails as Moxley and Kingston? No! “There’s war in the streets of Jacksonville!” Moxley sees the Bucks. He doesn’t know them, doesn’t like them, doesn’t play games with people he doesn’t know. But maybe he owes them one after last week. Moxley doesn’t have the patience for this Bullet Club melodrama, but as you can see, “we’re playing with live rounds here.” So if the Bucks are gonna be in the game, be willing to get your hands dirty. Is this the Maniac sending an invitation for the Bucks to join his side?
Tay Conti VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero!
We revisit the AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament as the Brazilian Blackbelt takes on the Native Beast! But will a few weeks change anything from that match? Or has Tay learned a thing or two that could trip up the Vicious Vixen?
The bell rings and Tay rushes Nyla! Nyla dodges the boot to then POUNCE Tay! Nyla stomps away then stands on Tay, but the ref counts. Nyla steps off at 4, drags Tay up and scoops her for a slam! Vickie cheers as Nyla drags Tay up. Nyla scoops but Tay slips off to hook Nyla up into an IRON OCTOPUS! Tay drags Nyla down to the mat, but Nyla fights to move around. Tay gets the DISARMER! Nyla powers up to roll Tay to a cover, TWO! Nyla shakes out the arms, Tay flounders up in a corner, but Tay dodges as Nyla runs in! Tay fires off, and uses drop sayanagis to throw Nyla all around! Nyla flounders to a corner now, and Tay runs in to KNEE- No! Nyla makes it a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Nyla clamps onto Tay’s arm and BITES the fingers! Then she pulls on the fingers and gives them a SNAP! Tay goes to a corner, Nyla stomps her and digs her boot in! The ref counts, Nyla lets off, but fans taunt her with “Nyla Sucks!” Nyla CHOPS Tay, brings her out but Tay rolls Nyla up, ONE!! Nyla CLOBBERS Tay! Nyla drags Tay back up, hangs her out to dry on the ropes, then CLUBS her on the bac. Nyla goes to the corner to climb and leap, GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO!! Tay survives and surprises the Vicious Vixens as AEW goes picture in picture!
Nyla stomps Tay, drags her up, but Tay fires off forearms! Nyla DECKS Tay, then hooks her up into a camel clutch! Tay endures as Nyla bends her backwards! Nyla fish hooks the face, the ref counts and Nyla goes back to a chinlock, to then dribble Tay off the mat! Nyla drags Tay to the ropes, chokes her and Vickie even gets away with a SLAP! Vickie laughs at Tay but Tay glares back. Vickie wants Tay to cool off, but Tay is backing her down. Nyla comes around to BLINDSIDE Tay! Nyla mocks Tay’s dancing, then stomps her! Vickie laughs, and thankfully picture in picture cuts the AEW audio.
Nyla drags Tay up, puts her in, and covers, TWO! Tay isn’t done yet, but Nyla stays right on her. Nyla has a facelock, Tay fights up to throw body shots. Nyla CLUBS Tay, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Nyla whips Tay to scoop her for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Nyla runs, ROLLING THUNDER onto knees! Tay saves herself, and runs in at Nyla to fire off forearms! Tay is unleashed, and she runs in to KNEE! Then side to side to BOOT WASH! Tay drags Nyla around, hammerlocks but Nyla back drops free! Nyla hobbles but into a drop toehold onto ropes! Tay goes to the apron to drag Nyla out and give her a BOOT! Tay climbs up the corner now for a TIGHTROPE KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and shocks Tay, but Vickie cackles again. Nyla staggers to a corner, Tay runs in but is put on the apron! Tay ROUNDHOUSES, then climbs up, to leap over Nyla!
Tay comes back to BOOT Nyla, Nyla comes back to CLOBBER Tay! Cover, TWO!! Nyla drags Tay up, reels her in, bomb lifts but Tay sunset flips! Nyla sits down and hammers away on Tay! Tay kicks Nyla away, gets up to kick and mule kick, but she has to catch her breath. Nyla knees Tay, fireman’s carries, but Tay slips off to ROUNDHOUSE! Tay runs in to KNEE Nyla in the corner again! And KNEE her again! Tay reels Nyla in for the DD-TAY!! Cover, Tay wins!!!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The biggest win for the fastest rising star in wrestling! But Vickie gets her stuck on the corner, and Nyla SLAMS Tay down! Sore losers indeed, Nyla reels Tay in. But Hikaru Shida is here and she SMACKS Nyla with her kendo stick! Shida hammers away on Nyla, but here comes Bunny Allie?! She gets Shida’s stick to SMACK her with it! And SMACK Tay with it! Big Money Matt, Butcher and Blade walk out, the #HFO, Hardy Family Office, watch as Bunny tears into Tay! Nyla gets up and goes after Shida, as does Vickie! Is this a business agreement between the Vicious Vixens and Hardy?
Hardy says “the Women Eliminator Title Tournament, it was terrible. It was a shame, because the Bunny wasn’t in it.” His clients have been overlooked for far too long, and that ends now! Will the AEW Women’s World Champion and every other woman in the locker room have to worry about a rabid Bunny on top of the Vicious Vixens?
AEW profiles the rematch of Chuck & Cassidy VS #SuperBest.
The Best Man is looking forward to Mr. Superbad destroy Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy in their coming rematch. Miro is excited because this is what Kip wanted. Chuck says Miro’s gonna kick his ass because Chuck’s pretty good at getting his ass kicked. Kip says, “Arcade Anarchy? You guys thought you were being smart. You guys thought you were being clever.” Chuck says it’s not how many times you lose in the game, it’s whether or not you win in the end. Kip says Chuck & Cassidy are dumber than they look, because this HIS realm!
But Chuck tells Miro, “you big Donkey Kong looking bastard,” which would make Kip “Donkey Kong Jr,” that after Arcade Anarchy, when these two win the whole damn thing, they can keep the princess. Miro says there will be no more Charles the Butler, no more Walking Xanax Cassidy. It will truly be GAME OVER! Will next week be the last round between these four?
AEW has much more for Dynamite next week!
After the brawl we saw just moments ago, Tay Conti joins forces with Hikaru Shida against Bunny Allie and Nyla Rose! And likewise, after what Kenny Omega said to the Bucks and what the Lucha Bros did to Omega, the Cleaner and the Good Brothers go up against Penta, Fenix and Laredo Kid in a trios match! The special exhibition match of Cody VS QT with Arn as the referee also happens, and Captain Charisma has his AEW in-ring debut against Frankie Kazarian!
Scorpio Sky speaks.
“This isn’t a new side of me. This is a side you just haven’t seen. I have been screwed over and over again, and my opportunity to become TNT Champion against Darby Allin is just another example of it.” Everyone will have to stop thinking Scorpio is “uniquely gifted.” Humility only gives people a reason to underrate you. And those days are over! That brings us to Dark: Elevation and Mike Sydal. Time to pay the rent! If Matt Sydal wants to get involved, just remember that Scorpio is more than one man. He is the Face of the Revolution! Will Scorpio not just #ReachForTheSky, but shine in the light?
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS John Silver w/ The Dark Order!
The Relentless Face of TNT put the challenge out to the Dark Order so that they could all honor the late, great Brodie Lee! But will Number 4 feel like number one when he brings this title back to the fold? Or is being freakin’ jacked not enough to stop Darby?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and one way or another, the Exalted One lives on in tonight’s main event!
Darby and Silver stare down, Darby points to the sky to show respect to Brodie, and they tie up. Silver puts Darby in a corner, lets off and flexes, but Darby shoves him. They tie up again, break, tie up again, and break. Silver and Darby circle, fans rally and duel, and the two feel out the grapple. They tie up with knuckle locks and Silver uses his strength to bring Darby down. Darby gets up, breaks free and wrenches to wrangle Silver down. Silver kips up, but Darby wrangles him with a headlock now! Silver fights up, but Darby holds on tight as Silver tries to power out. Darby hits a takeover, but Silver keeps the shoulders up.
Silver throws Darby, Darby holds on and drags Silver down. Fans rally and duel, Silver fights up again, body shots and shoves, but Darby escapes the scoop to then side step, only for Silver to BLAST him with that body check! The Meat Man has a lot of momentum and he fetches Darby into the ring. Darby flounders about, Silver waits as the ref checks on him, but Darby isn’t going to give up like that. Silver ROCKS him with a EuroUpper, then TOSSES him across the ring! Silver flexes the guns and fans fire up. Darby gets up, Silver brings Darby up to TOSS him into buckles! The chants become “He’s So Jacked!” as Silver trophy lifts and TOSSES Darby, tot hen BOOT WASH!
Silver hurries to get Darby up, SNAP BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives as AEW goes picture in picture.
Silver stalks Darby to a corner, drags him up, and KICKS him back down! Silver takes a moment to pace around Darby before he brings him up again. Silver whips Darby hard into the corner, and Darby bounces off buckles. Silver runs corner to corner but Darby elbows him away! Darby goes up but Silver trips Darby into a Tree of Woe! Silver KICKS Darby, then KICKS him again. And again! Silver KICKS Darby in the back, gets him off the Tree into a Gory Especial, and spins him around for a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives Silver’s innovation but he still flounders against ropes.
Silver stalks over, brings Darby up but Darby throws body shots. Silver DECKS Darby but Darby fights from below. Silver kicks Darby around then DECKS him again! Silver paces, brings Darby up from the ropes and ROCKS him again! Darby ends up in a corner, Silver DECKS him, then lines up a shot to KICK him out of the ring! AEW returns to single picture as Silver goes out to fetch Darby. Silver whips Darby into railings! And runs in but Darby moves, and Silver tumbles up and over! Reynolds checks on Silver, Silver checks his arm while Darby goes to the ring. Silver manages to stand, fans rally up as Silver gets up and Angels coaches him.
Darby builds speed, Angels takes the TOPE for Silver!! Silver gets Darby for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cabana checks on Angels, but here comes STING! Sting and his bat are here to reinforce Darby and the Dark Order gives him space. Silver fetches Darby and puts him in the ring. Silver makes sure his arm is working, and he drags Darby up for more forearm shots. Darby staggers, Silver KICKS him and KICKS him, then powers up to run. Darby dodges the lariat to backslide, but Silver slips off to KICK and KICK and KICK! Darby fights the waistlock to WRING the arm out, then rolls and rolls and La Magistrols, TWO!! Darby gets around Silver again, THROW- NO! Silver gets Darby to a sleeper!
Silver locks in the QUEENSLAYER, Anna Jay’s hold! Number 99 is with the Dark Order in spirit! Darby flails, reaches, sits up, pries at the hold, and the bad arm is a factor! Silver CLUBS Darby with the good arm, then drags Darby back down! Darby rolls it back to a cover, TWO!! Darby fires off fast hands, but Silver blocks the low headbutt into a DARK DESTROYER!! It wasn’t the best, but Silver covers, TWO!! Darby still lives and he gets to the apron. Darby flops to the floor, Sting watches the Dark Order closely, but the Dark Order stays back. The fans are thunderous as Darby is still down and the ring count climbs. Silver hurries to fetch Darby because of Champion’s Advantage.
Silver stands Darby against the timekeeper’s table to KICK Darby! Silver puts Darby in, gets Darby up for more KICKS, but he has to remember television time remaining is running out! Darby sits up after the kick, then blocks the next! Darby SLAPS away on Silver, has Silver in a corner, the ref counts but Silver turns it around to SLAP back! Silver fire off then fires up to run, into BOOTS! Darby goes up, leaps to victory roll but Silver sits on it! TWO!!! Darby narrowly escapes and fans duel about the count! Both men are down, but Silver gets up. Darby follows, Silver forearms but Darby gives back half a dozen!
Sliver fires off fast hands and a kick, but he runs into the COFFIN DROP! Darby reels Silver in, but Silver wrenches out to BOOT Darby to a corner! Silver drags Darby back up, hoists him up top, then climbs up to join him. Darby fights back and GOURD BUSTERS Silver! Darby COFFIN DROPS The Dark Order!! Darby makes sure Silver’s allies are not a factor, and he gets back in the ring. Silver GAMANGIRIS at the ropes! Silver goes up, torture racks Darby for a SUPER TOWER HACKER BOMB!!! Silver has to crawl to a cover, ROPEBREAK!! Darby gets lucky and survives! Silver can’t believe it, but he drags Darby back around.
Silver reels Darby in, gives a shout out to Brodie, for the BRODIE- NO! YOSHI TONIC!! Cover, Darby wins!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Sting goes into the ring to keep Darby safe, but he also helps Silver up to show him respect. Darby does the same with a fist bump, but then Matt Hardy and his team attack! Hardy throws Darby into railing, but Private Party, Butcher and Blade are outnumbered by the Numbers and Sting! That wasn’t very smart of HFO! Sting CLOBBERS Marq Quen, Tay is after Allie for earlier! Darby returns to DECK Hardy and then DIVE into him!! Darby hammers Hardy and dribbles him off the floor! It’s chaos to close AEW, but Darby stands tall beside Sting! Will the Relentless and the Icon make Big Money Matt pay for ruining the moment?
A great episode for AEW and there are clearly a lot of things being set up as we move deeper into Spring. For one, things are going about as I expected for the big story of Omega, the Bucks and Moxley. Omega clears out Sydal, which was obvious, but comes back after the great Six Man of Bucks & Cutler VS Lucha Bros & Laredo. I guess Omega does have a point that The Elite (The The Elite) would’ve normally been the combination they’d go with, but he hypocritically is forgetting how Callis snubbed the Bucks when we had that opportunity and swapped in The Good Brothers a few months ago. Moxley’s promo was very good, and it is as I was hoping: Moxley & Bucks could work together to take on Omega & Good Brothers.
Hangman had a very good match with Bononi, Bononi is definitely figuring out who he is as “Beautiful Bononi,” as Peter Avalon called him on last night’s Dark. Hangman as the #2 ranked singles competitor is definitely in the perfect position to wait it out and see if he can get his own payback on Omega after everything else plays out. I feel like him telling Silver that the Dark Order will support him “either way” should’ve shaken Silver a little, but whatever. Britt had a really good promo to counter Rosa’s post show comments, but seeing how things went with Conti VS Nyla and the brawl, I’m glad they’re more or less delaying Rosa or Britt getting their shot.
The tag match next week should give us a sign if it’s Allie or Tay getting a shot, both would make for a fresh match-up with Shida, and then we can save Rosa or Britt VS Shida for Double or Nothing. The Pinnacle also had a very good Six Man with Dante Martin & The Varsity Blondes, though the Pinnacle was of course going to win. The Pinnacle’s promos after were all very good, though I almost thought Cash Wheeler’s theme of Pinnacle being a family was leading into them just parodying the Inner Circle. It works that Inner Circle isn’t back yet, they got beat down really badly so they gotta sell it by being gone for a bit. Maybe closer to Double or Nothing, Inner Circle starts making a comeback, then we get a huge faction match at the PPV.
Not to be mean to Captain Charisma, but I’m on Kaz’s side with that promo. Christian Cage is of course an accomplished wrestler, a legend if you will, but a workhorse that outworks everyone? I dunno… Christian VS Kaz for the first time since they were both in TNA Impact is still going to be very good, and I do hope to see Christian at least on commentary for Kaz’s match for Elevation, but it’s going to take a lot to see the Instant Classic as an actual workhorse these days. We got a good group promo from Team Taz, and it sounds like Taz sprung that talk about Brian Cage apologizing on him right there. Cage was cornered, kinda had to go along with it, but the Machine is just getting closer to splitting off with every week, and that might be a lot of fun.
QT was so close to just turning Heel tonight, but it was great that he didn’t yet. QT VS Cody in an exhibition is going to turn nasty as far as QT’s side of things, and it seems like a trend for Cody to lose guys he considered friends but didn’t necessarily treat like friends. But if turning on Cody helped MJF, it’ll definitely help QT. I’m still expecting QT to take half of the ever-growing Nightmare Family/Factory stable with him, such as Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solow, just so THE Nightmare Family isn’t bigger than The Dark Order and Pinnacle combined. And “Arcade Anarchy” is a pretty good name for the blow-off of Chuck & Cassidy VS Miro & Kip. But I hope this is where Trent triumphantly returns to help his Best Friends so that all of them can move on.
We got a good promo from Jade to set up her 1v1 match with Velvet, which will be good but probably Jade’s win. Scorpio had a good promo, too, and his match with Mike Sydal will be good but also his to win. The TNT Championship match was amazing, and I like that we continue to get this interesting story build of Number 5 Alan Angels being treated more like last place. He doesn’t get the trust fall catch like the others, but he goes out of his way to save Silver from the tope, so is Angels going to be the first person to leave Dark Order? That’d be a twist. But as great as Silver was doing, Darby wins and keeps his reign going as only the fourth-ever champion.
I like that Sting is sticking with Darby, and I find it interesting that right away, Hardy Family Office wants after Darby. I guess that’s just going to be the theme for Darby and Sting. They take on groups so they’re underdogs just on numbers, only to come out on top. At the same time, Lance Archer is aiming for Sting, so maybe Archer is the X-Factor in that feud, bringing Sting on a detour while Darby fights HFO alone.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Powerhouse gets Dark!
It’s a baker’s dozen for Universal Studios!
AEW Dark continues in Universal Studios, and “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs looks to send a message to Ricky Starks through his opponent tonight!
- Ari Daivari VS Fuego Del Sol; Daivari wins.
- Willow Nightingale VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Willow wins.
- Serpentico w/ Luther VS Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; Brock wins.
- Abadon VS Mafiosa; Abadon wins.
- Angelico VS Baliyan Akki; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura VS Renee Michelle; Sakura wins.
- Josh Woods VS Cobra; Cobra wins.
- Skye Blue VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Skye wins.
- Bear Country VS Axel Rico & Victor Iniestra; Bear Country wins.
- Kayla Rossi w/ Diamond Sheik VS Avery Breaux; Rossi wins.
- Cezar Bononi w/ The Wingmen VS Marcus Kross; Bononi wins.
- Rohit Raju VS Invictus Khash; Raju wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Blake Christian; Hobbs wins.
Great to see Abadon back in action, though I’m pretty sure she’s gotten even scarier since she’s been away… A lot of singles match-ups, a lot of easily called match-ups, but that’s par for the course on Dark. A bit surprised they didn’t just team up the Renegade Sisters against Willow & Skye, but maybe those matches are still connected. And while All Heart will lose to Powerhouse, you can beat Blake Christian will get to shine against the bigger Will Hobbs.
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/15/22)
Minneapolis gets Elevated!
It’s a Superbad return!
Penelope Ford returns to action in AEW as Dark: Elevation serves the leftovers from Dynamite’s Quake by the Lake!
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Travis Titan & Arik Cannon; Nese & Woods win.
- 8 Man Tag: The Dark Order VS T.U.G Cooper, Drew System, Rylie Jackson & Adam Grace; The Dark Order wins.
- Serena Deeb VS Sierra; Deeb wins.
- Konosuke Takeshita VS Cezar Bononi; Konosuke wins.
- Julia Hart VS Free-Range Kara; Julia wins.
- Private Party VS JAH-C & JDX; Private Party wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Heather Reckless; Ford wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Justin Fowler & JT Energy; The Acclaimed win.
- Six Woman Tag: Hikaru Shida & ThunderStorm VS Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Shida & ThunderStorm win.
Great to see Penelope Ford is back in action. I wonder if Kip Sabian will make his in-ring return soon. Unless he wants to keep stalking Pac a little longer as the box man… Private Party is going to get a win as the warm-up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match this Wednesday, and pretty much the entirety of The Dark Order is in action in that 8 Man Tag. Konosuke VS Bononi is going to be really good. Bononi is certainly the biggest opponent physically speaking for Konosuke to take on, so we’ll get to see how Konosuke handles that situation.
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