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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/31/21)

Will Christian Cage truly outwork everyone?

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AEW Dynamite Coverage 2

Captain Charisma finally gets into an AEW ring!

AEW Dynamite has the first-ever Arcade Anarchy, MJF’s gift to his team, The Pinnacle, and Christian Cage’s first-ever AEW match, against Frankie Kazarian!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Christian Cage VS Frankie Kazarian; Christian wins.
  • Exhibition Match, Arn Anderson as Special Referee: QT Marshall VS Cody Rhodes; No Contest.
  • Jon Moxley VS Cezar Bononi w/ Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake; Moxley wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers w/ Don Callis VS The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
  • Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti VS Nyla Rose & The Bunny w/ Vickie Guerrero & Hardy Family Office; Bunny & Nyla win.
  • Arcade Anarchy: Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy VS Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford; Best Friends win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage VS Frankie Kazarian!

Why wait for this highly anticipated in-ring debut? Captain Charisma has his ALL ELITE Peeps cheering him on for his return to action in seven YEARS! But will he live up to his own hype as THE workhorse in wrestling against the Heavy Metal Rebel?

The bell rings, fans are fired up already and dueling between “Let’s Go, Christian!” “S C U!” Christian and Kaz circle, tie up, and go around! Fans are loving this already as Kaz puts Christian on ropes then in a corner. The ref counts, Kaz lets off clean and fans cheer again. Christian and Kaz circle again, tie up, and Christian waistlocks to a headlock takeover! Kaz fights his way up, powers out, but Christian runs him over and covers, ONE! Kaz shakes his head because it isn’t that easy, but fans chant, “You Still Got It!” “Never Lost It!” Kaz and Christian tie up again, Christian wrenches to a wristlock, and twists it tight. Kaz uses ropes to flip through, wrench and throw Christian down!

Kaz pulls the arm, fans rally and Christian pops free to float to a headlock! Kaz fights up, powers out, and RAMS into Christian! Christian flops through ropes and to the rope! Christian sits up and checks his jaw. The seven years away might be showing themselves as Kaz brings Christian to the stage. Christian ROCKS Kaz with an uppercut! Christian comes back but Kaz BACK DROPS him into the ring! Kaz is focused as he brings Christian up to CHOP him! And CHOP him! Kaz whips Christian into a corner hard! Fans fire up as Christian drags himself up and Kaz is after him with haymakers! The ref backs Kaz off, fans sing and duel, and Christian elbows back!

Christian goes up, reels Kaz in, but Kaz resists the tornado! Kaz pops free, backs off, but then SHOVES Christian to the floor! The Heavy Metal Rebel isn’t pulling any punches, so to speak, with Christian, and the ring count is climbing. Christian sits up at 5 of 10 and Kaz holds the ropes open for the “old man,” until he’s actually on the apron. Kaz swings but Christian ducks, only to shoulder into the guillotine leg drop! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Christian was too close, Kaz keeps him closer with a cravat and neck wrench. Kaz twists Christian’s head as fans rally up. Christian fights up, throws body shots, but Kaz cranks tighter! Christian is fading!!

But Christian stays awake, Kaz leans on him! Christian gets that second wind to fight up and fight back! Kaz CLUBS away on Christian, then cravat knees for the ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kaz keeps his focus as he paces. Christian scrambles to ropes, Kaz drags him away to stomp him down! Kaz talks a little trash as he brings Christian up, to wrench and back suplex! Cover, TWO! Christian survives and crawls to the ropes. Kaz looms over Christian, stands on him and digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Kaz lets off, drags Christian up and around but Christian throws body shots! And uppercuts! Kaz hits back and ROCKS Christian again!

Kaz shrugs as Christian is in a daze again. Kaz drags Christian back up, CLUBS him more, then whips him to a corner hard! Kaz runs in but into boots! Christian ROCKS Kaz, hops up and reels him in, TORNADO DDT!! Christian crawls to a cover, TWO!! Kaz survives and fans are firing up again as both men rise. Kaz whips, Christian hits back! Christian throws haymakers, uppercuts, and has Kaz on ropes to stand on him! The ref counts, Christian lets off to then slingshot and UPPERCUT! Kaz flounders, Christian goes up again and leaps, FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Christian keeps his focus as Kaz goes to a corner. Fans say “This is Awesome!” but it’s far from over!

Christian climbs up, rains down rights on Kaz and goes all the way to 15! Christian catches his breath as he paces, but Kaz tackle shim to a jackknife cover, TWO! Sunset flip, TWO! Christian almost had it, but Kaz gets him for a wrench, hammerlock, and crossface! Christian fights off the submission hold, elbows Kaz away, then brings him around to double chicken wing! Kaz resists the turn, then lifts to a back suplex, but Christian manages to land on his feet! REVERSE DDT! Kaz is down, Christian goes to a corner and climbs but slowly. Christian aims, leaps, but FLOPS!! Kaz avoids the big splash and gets to his feet, to CROSSFACE CHICKEN WING!

Christian resists the body scissors, Kaz clubs him and wraps him up tight! Christian endures, fans rally and duel, Kaz shouts in his ear! Christian gets a third wind to drag himself and Kaz over, for a ROPEBREAK with a foot! Kaz lets go fast and is frustrated as Christian survives! Christian clings to ropes but Kaz grabs at him. Kaz stomps Christian into letting go, then stomps him more! Kaz drags Christian around, shouts at him, “You are not the best anymore!” Christian gets him for a cradle! TWO, Kaz unleashes the kick, knee and LARIAT! SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP!! Cover, TWO!?!? Christian survives and Kaz is beside himself!

Fans are fired up again as Kaz puts Christian in a corner and ROCKS him with that right! Kaz puts Christian up top to ROCK him again, then again! Kaz climbs up to join Christian, but Christian hits back! Kaz CLUBS Christian, adjusts, and brings Christian up, only for Christian to resist! Christian throws body shots, Kaz HEADBUTTS back! Kaz steadies himself, brings Christian up, and SUPER SPANISH FLIES!?! Cover, TWO!??!? Christian survives Kaz’s Flux Capacitor and no one can believe it!! Kaz stands Christian up but Christian gets the chicken wings! No Killswitch/Unprettier, and Kaz has Christian in ropes to KICK him! Then GUILLOTINE- NO! Christian avoids the leg!

Christian HOTSHOTS Kaz, climbs up top again, and FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO?!?!? Now Kaz shocks everyone! “This is Awesome!” Maybe even more awesome than earlier thought! The two slowly rise, time is running out on the limit, but Christian gets the chicken wings! He turns Kaz, Kaz shoves to get his chicken wing! But Christian rolls off the hold, POSTS Kaz, then gets the arms and turns, KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall

And that’s the Instant Classic’s first win in AEW, and in seven YEARS! It was a lot of hard work, but will Christian prove he can outwork everyone and keep going?

 

AEW hears from Darby Allin and Sting.

“The truth is the truth. Well here’s the real truth, Matt. The truth is, your body’s breaking down, and you feel like you don’t got what it takes anymore. This whole ‘Big Money Matt’ is a reflection of all your insecurities.” Matt Hardy used to earn people’s respect through his sacrifices, and inspired generation after generation. Now he just tries to buy respect. “But all the money in the world cannot buy you real trust, real friends, and real respect.” String makes it rain bills as Darby, in a Hardy cut-out mask, says Hardy must earn Darby’s respect, “because your money doesn’t mean shit to me!” Will the Relentless and the Icon bankrupt the Hardy Family Office?

 

Jade Cargill speaks.

“You know, Velvet, when I first stepped foot here in AEW, before I beat your ass on national TV, I saw that you were shook. Because when you first saw me, like everybody else, you knew I have ‘it.’ When I show up, I walk like money, I talk like money and I look like money.” And when #TK booked her, she made that money. She understands that it’s hard to accept Velvet isn’t better than her idol. So Velvet can go ahead, run on the treadmill, lift the weights, and keep talking that shit week after week. Nobody can beat Jade because she is that woman, she is #THATBitch!

 

Exhibition Match, Arn Anderson as Special Referee: QT Marshall VS Cody Rhodes!

The Gifted came off more like the disgruntled as he vented about his standing and treatment within the Nightmare Family. He called out the American Nightmare to a match, and Cody was willing to give him this exhibition. Members of the Nightmare Factory are ringside to watch their two mentors battle it out! But Cody has already said he won’t go for the kill. Will he come to regret that after the bell rings? Or will the Enforcer make sure things stay civil?

Cody and QT shake hands before the bell, and everyone rallies up already. The two circle, tie up with knuckle locks, and then break. They go again, tie up with collar ‘n’ elbow, and they go around ropes and into a corner. Cody turns things around but QT powers up, and the two break again. QT and Cody go again, QT shoots in to get a leg but Cody trips him up. Cody waits, and even joins in on the claps because as he said, he wasn’t going to go for the kill. QT looks a bit annoyed by that, but he and Cody circle again. They tie up, Cody wrenches to a headlock but QT powers out, only for Cody to run him over.

Things speed up, QT drops then they crisscross! QT hurdles, goes to hip toss but Cody arm-drags him around! Cody arm-drags again to get the armlock and wristlock! QT endures, fights up, Cody wrenches but QT wrangles him down, maybe with a little hair pull. Arn reprimands but Cody kips up to wrench and wring QT out! Cody shows stomp but reconsiders as he’s again holding back on purpose. QT gets a ropebreak, and Cody lets off clean. Fans and the Nightmare team cheer, but QT is annoyed again. QT SHOVES Cody! Cody kicks low, drops down for the Rhodes Uppercut, and then runs, into a dropkick! QT finally gets a shot in and Dustin is there to coach his brother.

QT drags Cody up, wrenches to ram shoulders, and is clearly targeting it because of the tape. QT throws haymakers into the shoulder as AEW goes picture in picture.

QT wrenches the arm, grinds down on the shoulder, and Cody fights up. Cody goes around, whips QT to trip him and cover, ONE! QT sweeps and covers, ONE as Cody just manages a Matrix style escape. QT wrenches, WRINGS Cody out, and then paces as Cody gets up. Cody checks the arm, QT is after him with a hammerlock, and RAMS him into buckles! QT pushes Cody around and this is moving away from just an exhibition of friends. QT wrenches, grinds the arm and CLUBS it, to then RAM it! QT whips Cody hard into the corner, but Cody ROCKS QT! Cody is upping things to match QT, but QT wrenches to hammerlock and grind the arm.

The Nightmare Factory rallies, Cody rolls but QT drops a leg on the arm! QT looms over Cody, brings him up, but Cody pushes him away. Cody is in a corner, QT brings him out to CLUB the arm again. Cody ROCKS QT, QT ROCKS him back and wrenches the arm again! QT is keeping Cody on the defensive as AEW goes to break.

AEW returns and Cody scoops QT for a POWERSLAM! Cody takes off the weight belt, tosses it and gets the leg, but he did promise not to put on the Figure Four, even if he got the opening. Cody lets it go, and QT is just angrier about that! QT swings on Cody, but Cody spins him around to the dragon sleeper, but again Cody’s promise comes in. Cody throws QT down because he refuses to hit Cross Rhodes, despite obviously having it set up. Cody not taking QT seriously is just pushing him closer to the edge, so to speak, and he SLAPS Cody!! Then runs, dodges Cody’s clotheslines, and leaps but flops as Cody ducks! QT crashes and burns out of the ring!

QT gets up in a huff and walks around. The Nightmare Factory gives him space but also an encouraging round of applause, but everyone else taunts QT with “Cody’s Friend! Cody’s Friend!” Cody opens the ropes for QT, Dustin tries to coach QT but QT brushes Dustin off. Dustin gets up on the apron and accepts the ropes being held open, which Cody applauds, but then QT DECKS Arn!?! What did Arn do?! QT runs out to the ramp as the rest of the Nightmare Factory gets in the ring! QT is suddenly full of regret over what he just did, but how is he supposed to continue from here? QT turns away, and Aaron Solow SMACKS Billy Gunn with a chair?!?

And then Anthony Ogogo CLOBBERS Dustin, Nick Comoroto CLOBBERS Austin & Colten Gunn, and Lee Johnson turns around into Ogogo’s HEAVY RIGHT! Solow JAMS Cody with the chair and digs it into him! Comoroto tosses the Gunn Club out while Carlie Bravo, Dean Alexander and the rest are just stunned in disbelief! Comoroto drags Billy up but Billy hits back with haymakers! QT turns around to see what’s happening and Ogogo CLOBBERS Billy! Dustin gets up but Ogogo throws Billy into railing! Solow JAMS Dustin with the chair!

QT sees what his students have done to the others, and then he tells Comoroto to bring Big Shotty Johnson to him. Comoroto does, with a JACKKNIFE POWERBOMB TO THE RAMP!!! QT stands over Johnson, then steps on him. Is that a response to when Johnson forgot to thank QT almost a month ago?! Is this all because of QT’s feelings of being brushed aside?! QT grabs Arn and SLAMS Arn’s arm against railing!! Comoroto dead lifts the entire steel staircase up to the ramp for Solow and Ogogo to set up for QT. Comoroto then hauls a bleeding Dustin over and hands him off. QT stands on the steps, Solow drags Dustin up to him, and they smear Dustin’s blood on their Nightmare Factory shirts!

QT gets Dustin up, for a PILEDRIVER TO THE STEPS!!! The students fetch Cody, and Ogogo undoes his shirt sleeves so he can LEFT HAND BODY SHOT! Cody goes down in a heap, but Solow and Comoroto kick him to the ramp to be on the other side of the steps. QT has a chair, Comoroto puts Cody on the chopping block if you will, and QT has the chair! But Red Velvet rushes out to shield Cody! Velvet tells QT to stop! This was his friend!! Why is he doing this?! QT is of course quiet on that subject. Fans cheer Velvet’s courage, and QT leaves it at this. Will QT and his students look to finish the Rhodes brothers off another time?

 

AEW hears from Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky.

All Ego says “AEW hasn’t lived up to their end of the deal. I give them star power, I’m a world class athlete, and yet here I am…” and it blends into The Closer saying, “Being overlooked, handing opportunity after opportunity to any and everybody but me.” Forcing Ethan and Scorpio to share the spotlight with people who aren’t even on their level. Scorpio is the Face of the Revolution, and he literally grabbed the brass ring. Now, he and Ethan are not waiting, or asking. They will take anything and everything they want, starting Monday. Will these two reach new heights after facing the Sydal Brothers on Elevation?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Tonight, she came to Cody’s rescue against QT’s assault, and Velvet said she had to! Cody’s her tag partner, she has his back. But then JADE CARGILL attacks Velvet! And RAMS Velvet into road cases. “I already told you, I’m THAT BITCH!!” Velvet didn’t have anyone to watch her back, but will she get back at Jade for that?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“I can’t get that sound out of my head, the crunch, the snap when the Good Brothers took out Eddie Kingston’s ankle with a steel chair a couple of weeks ago. That pisses me off. I hate when I’m in a foul mood like this. I’m getting jumped and attacked by goons every two seconds, that pisses me off. The Young Bucks can’t figure out if they want to be in the fight or not. They come out, try to appeal to somebody’s sensibilities instead of swinging chairs. Which side are you on, man? I dunno, but I guess I do still owe y’all one. That pisses me off.”

Moxley still has burns and scars, he’s all itchy and hot, and that’s pissing him off. And now they’re putting Mox in the ring against this Cezar Bononi fella! Moxley told AEW that Bononi looks good at 6’5″, like some Baywatch lifeguard or something. Has a lot of talent, can make AEW a lot of money, but not if Moxley KILLS him on AEW Dynamite! Whatever, all Moxley knows is, someone’s getting dropped on their head, and someone’s getting choked out. Will the Beautiful Bononi, as “Pretty” Peter Avalon calls him, be in for an ugly fight with the Maniac?

Jon Moxley VS Cezar Bononi w/ Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake!

The bell rings, Bononi uses that 6’5″ frame to get not just in Moxley’s face but literally look down on him. Moxley smirks and pie faces Bononi! Bononi forearms Moxley and Moxley likes that! Moxley fires more forearms in return, then runs, and rams Bononi. Bononi stays up to run Moxley over! Bononi puts Mox in a corner, stomps and throws hands, then drives in elbows! Bononi lets off, knees Moxley in and whips him corner to corner! Moxley dodges, rolls, and runs, but blocks a boot to give it a KNEEJAMMER! And then a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley keeps on the leg with a turn, hook, and SNAP LOCK! Bononi writhes while fans cheer!

Moxley gets the leg, steps to a Half Crab with a little extra, but Bononi fights up to boot Moxley away. Moxley watches Bononi flounder, and he KICKS Bononi in the chest! And again! And again! Bononi eggs Moxley on, Moxley runs but Nemeth takes a swipe! Bononi CLOBBERS Moxley! Then manages to suplex Moxley up and over! Cover, TWO! Bononi looms over Moxley as fans boo and AEW goes picture in picture.

Bononi soaks up the heat, talks some trash to fans, and then drags Moxley up to throw him out. Bononi has the ref check his leg, so that JD can come around and CLOBBER Moxley! Scrap Metal puts Moxley in quick and Bononi stomps away! Cover, TWO! Moxley isn’t that easy, but Bononi stalks him to ropes. Bononi chokes Moxley against ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and comes back to knee Moxley low and hard! Bononi drags Moxley up to CLUB him down, pushes him around, and talks trash., Moxley JABS Bononi, Bononi DECKS Moxley! And then DECKS him again! Moxley hits back, Bononi ROCKS him! Moxley flops around but Bononi kicks him out.

Bononi goes out to soak up more heat, then he drags Moxley up to ROCK him again. Moxley staggers, Bononi storms over but into a kick! Moxley fires off kicks, Bononi knees low again! Bononi CLUBS Moxley, puts him in the ring, then covers, TWO! Bononi hurries after Moxley with a chinlock and squeezes tight! Moxley endures, fans rally up, but Bononi leans on Moxley. Bononi jams his knee in as he adds onto the chinlock, and then does it again and again! Moxley still endures as AEW returns to single picture. Fans rally up, Moxley fights but Bononi knees low again. Bononi whips and clotheslines Moxley in the corner! Bononi whips the other way for another clothesline!

Bononi drags Moxley up, but Moxley throws a BIG forearm! Bononi knees low, whips again, but runs only to miss in the corner! The knee hitting buckle makes it really sore, but Bononi gets Moxley in a waistlock. Moxley kicks the dead lift off, slips out the back and waistlocks in return. Bononi elbows out hard, throws forearms, then whips. Moxley reverses and ROCKS Bononi, then ROLLING ELBOWS! Moxley runs and LARIATS but Bononi stays up!? Moxley SLAPS Bononi, Bononi runs but Moxley gets around to REBOUND GERMAN! Bononi staggers to a corner, Moxley runs corner to corner to clothesline! Moxley hoists Bononi up top, climbs up, and hits the SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!

ARMBAR!! Bononi clasps hands, JD distracts the ref, and Nemeth gets in! Moxley lets Bononi go and stares the Hollywood Hunk down. Nemeth swings, misses, and Moxley kicks him for a PARADIGM SHIFT! Bononi gets up to CLOBBER Moxley! JD goes help Nemeth, Bononi pump handles and lifts Moxley, but Moxley slips around to the REAR NAKED SLEEPER! Bononi is red already! He drops down, he is OUT! Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission

Bononi may still be a beautiful beefcake, but The Maniac loves it better when it’s rugged and brutal. Will Moxley be able to bring it back around and go after the Best Bout Machine one more time?

 

AEW hears from Team Taz.

Taz himself says, “This is a message from Team Taz to all of you. Hey listen, like I said last week, everything is fine and dandy in Team Taz. There are some conspiracy theorists-” Ricky Starks speaks up and says he can take it from here. Starks just wants to let everyone know that he had a great time on Dark with them in their Six Man Tag victory. It felt like the “old Team Taz” was back. But, while things have happened in the past and Starks can forgive that, he wants to hear what Brian Cage thinks about it. Oh, he wants to hear what Cage thinks? That’s a first, because Cage was thinking that maybe if Starks tagged him in sooner, they would’ve won sooner.

Taz wants his guys to settle down, just sit back and chill. Everything’s good in the team. Team Taz is doing great, and NOBODY can stop the Path of Rage. Will the Absolute and the Machine have something to say about that?

 

AEW checks in with The Pinnacle.

MJF cannot be any happier to see the cameras. Right now, you will see what it’s like to live, Pinnacle style. MJF mentioned his gift to the group last week, and he cannot be more elated to introduce their new personal stylist! If you thought they were living beautiful before, just look at these options! And that’s not all, guys! They’ll all love this. This room they took from The Inner Circle “is a big ol’ fat dump.” So MJF got them an interior decorator and they can just get rid of the gross stench of the mixed bathroom. HOLY CRAP, the Inner Circle is in there?! Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana & Ortiz are all glaring at MJF. MJF closes the door and it’s time to go! But Hager’s at the door!!

Hager DECKS MJF, the rest of the Inner Circle flood the room, and the Pinnacle is tasting their own medicine! MJF and Y2J brawl while the rest of the team members spill into the hall! FTR brawls with PNP, Hager of course goes for Wardlow, and Sammy tangles with Spears! They’re right by Tony Khan’s office as Sammy RAMS Spears into a wall, then torture racks for the GO TO HOSPITAL, that sends Spears into a door! Sammy then SLAMS the door shut on the Chair Man!! Hager and Wardlow brawl into the trainer’s room, and Hager URENAGES Wardlow through a massage table! That’s not a happy ending.

As for PNP and FTR, they are brawling in the backstage outdoor lounge area, Tully just trying to steer clear of wild shots. Santana ROCKS Cash Wheeler and Ortiz POUNCES Cash into the ice tub! Cash cools off while Ortiz chokes Tully, and Santana shouts, “It’s YOUR turn!” He has a director’s chair- Wait, why is one of these by the ice tub? Dax ducks and the chair SMACKS a pole and busts apart!! Dax is already bleeding from who knows what in between all the chaos, but Santana decides to use the jagged piece to JAM him in the forehead!! And back to Jericho and MJF, they’re still in the private room! Jericho SMACKS MJF off the doorframe as they go into the bathroom!

Jericho drags MJF over to the toilet, MJF fights but can’t stop the SWIRLY!! MJF is sputtering as Jericho brings him around. “The worst is yet to come.” Jericho SMASHES MJF through the Pepsi brand mini-fridge’s glass door!! Then he sips a Little Bit o’ the Bubbly before pouring the rest out on MJF. The Inner Circle regroups and Jericho says, “This is our dressing room, BITCH.” They haul MJF out and leave him in the hall. They rip down the Pinnacle’s sign and stick theirs back on! Will the Inner Circle be THE dominant faction in AEW once and for all?

 

Backstage interview with The Young Bucks.

Alex Marvez asks Matt & Nick Jackson about their tough loss alongside Brandon Cutler against The Lucha Brothers and Laredo Kid, and the big development after the match. What’s going on with the Bucks and Kenny Omega? Matt doesn’t feel like airing more dirty laundry on TV. Move on to- Don Callis walks over and asks them about not wanting to talk about it. Callis tells Nick to “go be a rockstar” while the adults talk. Nick is fine with that, he leaves. Callis tells Marvez to leave so he and Matt can talk “family business.” Callis tells Matt they need to talk, and asks to hear him out. He has something to say man to man: Callis loves Omega, he is family to Callis.

Callis thought the Bucks loved Omega like that, too, talking about how they’re best friends. But what they did last week broke Omega’s heart. Like Omega said, he chose this place. Omega wasn’t choosing AEW over his life in Japan or even more money and fame elsewhere. He chose the Bucks! He made a choice based on family. But what did the Bucks do? They chose to leave Omega bleeding in the ring like some animal! They could’ve helped him, but chose not to, just like with their dad. “Are you so dead inside that you don’t feel anything for the people who loved you?” Callis doesn’t care about how they feel about him, but what about Omega? What is wrong with them? What has happened to them?

No answer, right? Just gonna go count the money. Callis has been trying but doesn’t know how to reach Matt, because he is so cold and dead inside! Then Callis SLAPS Matt!! Matt grabs Callis by the neck! Callis wants mercy, Matt lets him go, and then Callis says, “Really? That’s it, eh? That’s all? Is there anything inside you at all?” Matt’s so pathetic, he makes Callis sick. Will the Bucks show what lies below the surface soon enough? Will Callis regret forcing it out of them when it happens?

 

Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers w/ Don Callis VS The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid!

Death Triangle wants the AEW World Tag Team Championships, and while they’re at it, they’ll take THE AEW World Championship, too! Penta El Zero M wants the Cleaner to understand that since he had to cheat to win the title, his luck is running out. Last week, los tres luchadores destroyed the Dungeon Master and Young Bucks, and now they’ll take everything with #CeroMiedo! Will it be so easy when they’re up against The Biz Cliz tonight?

But before trios sort out, Laredo builds speed and Penta gives him a boost to FLY and take out the Biz Cliz at the ramp! Fenix perches up top, the Biz Cliz get back up to get a TIGHTROPE MOONSAULT! Penta hurries out to throw Omega in while Callis nonchalantly goes to commentary, and the bell rings! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega, Lareda SUPERKICKS Omega, and Fenix slingshots in to SUPERKICK Omega! They go after his jaw that they hit with the mic, and then “Uno! Dos! Tres!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for the Good Brothers to keep them down and out! Laredo kicks but Omega blocks. Omega spins, but misses, to get TRIPLE SUPERKICKS! Laredo covers, Karl Anderson breaks it!

The Lucha Bros much the Machine Gun, throw him out, and then fans fire up as Laredo goes out to the apron. The Lucha Brothers build speed, they DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO while Laredo MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on all the Biz Cliz! Fans are thunderous as everyone regroups and Laredo puts Omega back in. Laredo stalks Omega, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to FOREARM! And snap suplex! Laredo goes up to a bottom rope moonsault! And then middle rope moonsault! Cover, TWO!! Omega narrowly survives and Laredo is surprised. Laredo CHOPS Omega, wrenches and whips but Omega blocks!

Laredo knees low, Omega reverses the whip to fireman’s carry, but Laredo fights free. Omega elbows back, then runs to INVERTED BULLDOG! Tag to Luke Gallows, and #BigLG drags Laredo up. Laredo fires off body shots and a shoulder, but runs into a cheap shot! Anderson gets away and Gallows YAKUZA KICKS Laredo down! Fans boo but Gallows soaks up the heat as he drags Laredo up. Gallows pushes Laredo to the corner, fires off body shots, then hauls him up for a BIG uppercut! Gallows smirks at the Lucha Bros, then drags Laredo up to whip him into the corner. Gallows uses a hip attack, then tags in Anderson. Anderson scoops Laredo for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO!

Anderson claws at Laredo’s mask, throws him down, then tags in Omega. Omega CLUBS Laredo’s arm, then stomps him down. Omega runs to drop an elbow, covers and TWO! Omega drags Laredo up, brings him around and bumps him off Good Brother boots! Tag to Gallows, and he looms over Laredo. He brings Laredo up, whips to ropes and BOOTS him down! Gallows runs to drop an elbow! And another as AEW goes picture in picture!

Another elbow, then Gallows covers, TWO! Laredo lives but Gallows drags him up to drive in more elbows. Gallows clamps on a thrashing chinlock, but fans rally up as Laredo endures. Laredo is fading but he gets his second wind fast. Laredo jawbreakers free, but Gallows headbutts him in the back! Gallows drags Laredo up for more headbutts, then brings him around to tag in Anderson. The Good Brothers mug Laredo, Anderson stomps Laredo down then drags him over. Tag to Omega, he hops up and drops more ax handles. Omega flexes while standing on Laredo for a cover, TWO! Omega kicks Laredo around, just toying with him before hammering and stomping him harder!

Omega bumps Laredo off buckles, tags Gallows, and they drag Laredo up to mug him more. Omega slaps Laredo before Gallows DECKS him! Gallows DECKS Laredo again, suplexes him high and hard, then drops a BIG leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Gallows hammers Laredo, drags him up and AEW returns to single picture. Gallows scoops and holds Laredo up with one arm, before he SLAMS him down! Tag to Omega but Anderson blasts the corner! Gallows is up top, he becomes a backpack for Omega, and Omega shows how strong he is as he carries Gallows over, and then Anderson hops on for a BIZ CLIZ COMPACTOR! Cover on Laredo, TWO!!

Omega is furious and he gets in the ref’s face about it. Tag to Gallows, and he drops a knee on Laredo’s back. Cover, TWO! Gallows wraps on a chinlock and grinds Laredo down. Laredo fights up, fights out but Gallows shoves him to scoop and spin, but Laredo hits a DDT! Both men are down, fans fire up, hot tags to Anderson and Penta! Penta SLINGBLADES Anderson! Omega gets in but gets a SLINGBLADE! Tag to Fenix, Fenix somersaults in for a DOUBLE CUTTER! Fenix kips up, he and Penta coordinate, wheelbarrow victory roll DOUBLE SPLASH! Fenix drags Anderson to a drop zone, Laredo tags back in to go up and second rope moonsault!

Penta tags in and is up top, for DOUBE STOMPS! Fenix tags in and he goes up for a SWANTON BOMB! Cover, but Omega breaks it! Penta pushes Omega out, Fenix drags Anderson up to CHOP and whip. Penta runs in to GAMANGIRI! Laredo runs in to KNEE! Fenix runs in to miss! Gallows drags Laredo out, Omega goes after Penta, and Omega gets in as Anderson ROCKET KICKS Fenix! Omega runs in to LEAPING BACK ELBOW! Gallows tops it off with the CORNER SPLASH! Gallows keeps Fenix up, he and the others combine for a BACK SUPLEX DOUBLE NECKBREAKER! Cover, Penta manages to break it!!

Gallows throws Penta out, Anderson stalks Fenix and runs corner to corner, to SHOTGUN BOOT!! Cover, TWO?!? Fenix survives and Anderson is furious! Gallows gets in and the Good Brothers combine, but Penta KICKS Anderson! Gallows BOOTS Penta, Laredo missile dropkicks Gallows! Omega runs in to DISCUS Laredo! Fenix mule kicks Omega! Fenix whips, Omega reverses, Fenix tiger feint rewinds to HEEL KICK Omega, into Penta’s DESTROYER!! Anderson uppercuts Penta but Fenix somersaults at Anderson! Anderson blocks the cutter, shoves Fenix to ropes, but Fenix springboards into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” as Laredo springboards to ELBOW Anderson off the cover!!

All six men are down but Omega and Gallows regroup in their corner. Laredo goes to his as Fenix crawls over, hot tags to Laredo and Omega! Laredo fires off on Omega with haymakers but Omega ROCKS him! Laredo shoves, kicks and puts Omega in a corner to SUPER FOREARM! Laredo pushes Omega down, goes out and springboards in, into a POWERBOMB! Omega sits Laredo up for a V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO?!? Laredo survives and Omega is furious! Omega drags Laredo up, Electric Chair lifts, but Laredo turns to RANA! And then he DIVES! That Tope almost turns Laredo inside-out! The Good Brothers and Lucha Brothers brawl now, the ref tries to sort this out!

The Good Brothers ROCK the Lucha Brothers, then run, but are thrown out! Everyone gathers again, Penta goes off the corner with a CANNONBALL! Omega gets in the ring, Laredo is after him, but no DDT as Omega breaks free! Laredo blocks the V-Trigger and ENZIGURIS! Omega staggers into the TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICK! Laredo hits a MICHINOKU DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives and Laredo is furious! Laredo hobbles over as fans chant for “A E DUB!” Laredo climbs up to the very top, PHOENIX SPLASH but he has to roll through as Omega dodges! Omega runs to V-TRIGGER Laredo down! And then, Electric Chair, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Cover, Biz Cliz win!!

Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall

No more near falls or near kick-outs for Laredo Kid, the Best Bout Machine puts him away definitively! But here comes Moxley! The Maniac doesn’t give up, but he’s outnumbered right now. Wait, wait, here come the Bucks?! They stand beside Moxley, but whose side are they on? They’re on MOXLEY’s and they all rush the Biz Cliz! Callis gets Omega and the Good Brothers away, but will they have no choice but to face Mox and the Jackson brothers?

 

Britt Baker speaks.

She tries calling Tony but can’t reach him. Schiavone, that is. Probably “sTuCk At ThE dEsK~.” Rebel can just do his job for him. Rebel gets the mic and introduces Britt and has her tell us all about Dark: Elevation. Elevation is where we will see AEW stars like Britt every Monday night on YouTube elevating stars of the future. Britt couldn’t help but notice the rundown that Thunder Rosa was on the list. That’s wonderful, because Elevation is an excellent platform for Rosa to get her wins up. It is a shame that Rosa’s biggest win ever doesn’t even count because it was UNSANCTIONED! But that’s okay, because “The Legendary” Britt will put AEW on the mat. Signed Yours Truly, DMD.

 

Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti w/ The Dark Order VS Nyla Rose & The Bunny w/ Vickie Guerrero & the Hardy Family Office!

Some rare combinations are taking each other on to settle some scores! The Full Metal Warrior and the Brazilian Blackbelt got a great win together on Elevation, but that wasn’t against a team like the vicious Allie and Native Beast! Will the combined intellect, experience and all around nastiness of the Vicious Vixens and Hardy Family Office be a big time money maker against the AEW Women’s World Champion and (current) #1 contender?

Of course, to even the odds of Vickie, Hardy, Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade all ringside, Tay brings the Dark Order! The teams sort out, but Nyla and Bunny rush Shida and Tay! The bell rings, the brawl is on, Nyla throws Shida away then pushes Bunny aside to get at Tay! Bunny sputters back to the corner, Shida and Tay regroup, only for Nyla to run them both over! Shida gets up and fires off on Nyla, but Nyla scoops and SLAMS, to drop a leg, brother! Cover, ONE!! Nyla is after Shida with haymakers, tags in Bunny, and Bunny skips around to then stomp Shida! Bunny hammers away, gets in Shida’s face, but Shida grabs hair!

Shida whips Bunny over into Tay’s boots! Tay then boosts Bunny into Shida’s judo hip toss! Shida is after the FUJIWARA now! Bunny reaches, gets the ropebreak, but Shida just hammers her in the head! Shida hops out to drag Bunny to the apron and CLUB her on the back! Shida glares at Nyla as she gets space to then KNEE Bunny into the ring! Shida glares at Hardy now, too, but Nyla CLOBBERS her from behind! The Dark Order keeps Nyla and Hardy from doing any worse, but Nyla puts Shida in for Bunny. Bunny covers, TWO! Bunny stomps Shida while AEW goes picture in picture!

Bunny bumps Shida off buckles, tags Nyla, and they mug Shida in the corner! Nyla RAMS her shoulder in, and again, then again! The ref counts, Nyla lets off, then she snapmares Shida to KICK her in the back! Shida hits back but Nyla CLUBS her! Nyla drags Shida up, turns her and hits a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Vickie is upset, she drags Shida up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Nyla bends Shida back in the backbreaker rack across her knee! Shida endures, pulls hair but Nyla clubs her down. Nyla keeps on the backbreaker rack but Shida slips out. Nyla bumps Shida off buckles, tags Bunny, and they mug Shida more. Nyla runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Bunny gets in to SLIDING D!

Bunny laughs, Private Party applauds, and Bunny covers, TWO! Bunny runs to shove Tay, Tay gets in but that’s all distraction tactic so Bunny and Beast can stomp Shida at the ropes while the HFO talk trash! Bunny and Nyla let off, Tay is mad, but Bunny feeds Shida to Nyla’s boot. Nyla tags in, drags Shida up and CLUBS her down again. Nyla reels Shida in but Shida resists the lift and fires off haymakers! Shida clubs away on Nyla’s head, then runs, but Bunny grabs hair! The ref reprimands but the damage is done and AEW returns to single picture. Nyla tags Bunny in, they mug Shida more, but Shida elbows Bunny away and sends Nyla into buckles!

Shida drags Bunny around to snap suplex her onto Nyla! Hot tag to Tay! Tay dodges then drop sayanagis Bunny, and again, and again! Tay DECKS Nyla, drags Bunny up and fires off fists! She goes corner to corner to KNEE Bunny, then goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Fans fire up with Tay as she goes up and out and aims, but Bunny ducks one, only to get the other PENALTY KICK! Tay drags Bunny up and gives her the SWINGING BACKBREAKER! Hardy seethes but Tay dares him to do something. Tay drags Bunny up, and Alan Angels hits Big Money Matt! Tay gets Bunny in before the Dark Order brawls with the HFO!

Tay goes up top, Bunny gets under he leap and comes back, only to run into the Gory Especial! Tay swings Bunny for the TAY K O!! Cover, Nyla breaks it in time! Shida uses Tay to springboard and TAMASHI Nyla out of the ring! Shida then climbs up, there’s a cluster forming and she LEAPS, only to be caught! So Tay goes up and LEAPS to bowl everyone over!! Tay fires up as she gets up but Bunny has Shida’s kendo stick! Tay gets in, Vickie distracts the ref, Bunny SMACKS Tay!! DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE!! Cover, Bunny & Nyla win!!

Winners: Bunny Allie & Nyla Rose, by pinfall

Hardy rallies his forces as they and the Vicious Vixens get to cash in big time! Shida and Tay are both still furious, will they make sure Big Money Matt and the venomous Vickie pay dearly?

 

AEW sets up another big Dynamite for next week!

After the confrontation tonight, the Biz Cliz take on Moxley & The Young Bucks in a Six Man Tag! And then to settle what we just saw before our eyes, Tay Conti will take Bunny on 1v1, with a slightly more limited amount of ringside reinforcements. And Darby Allin continues to be a fighting TNT Champion as he takes on the Blue Collar Badass, JD Drake! Plus, after the epic return of the Inner Circle, we will finally hear from Chris Jericho and his team! Then, in AEW’s own battle of kaiju, it will be Jurassic Express VS Bear Country, #OneWillFall!

 

Jurassic Express speaks.

“Hey, Bear Country, you big stupid animals.” Luchasaurus corrects Jungle Boy there, Boulder & Bronson are stupid mammals. Right, sorry. But this is the second time those guys have thrown Marko Stunt around, and JB has a better idea. They should pick on guys their own size! And in honor of the new Godzilla movie- VS Kong? Yes, Godzilla VS Kong. They will have a battle to prove who’s on top of the food chain. Stunt, what’s going on? What is that? Is that a Kong tattoo?! Dude, they’re supposed to be Team Dinosaurs! Luchasaurus storms off, Stunt says he got it so he’ll remember to “beat dat ass.” Stunt hurries after, but will they represent for the reptiles and prove they can be cold blooded?

 

Arcade Anarchy: Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy VS Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford!

For the first time anywhere in all of pro-wrestling, this will be a four player melee tag match, with arcade cabinets, arcade prizes and NO HOLDS BARRED! The only way to win is by pinfall or submission, but feel free to rack up as many points as prizes beforehand! Will the Kentucky Gentleman & Freshly Squeezed make sure it’s game over for Team SuperBest? Or is the level gap just too big between them?

AEW returns once more, and for the first time on Dynamite, Chuck & Cassidy enter to Where’s My Mind by The Pixies. The bell rings and the brawl is on! Miro clubs Cassidy then helps Kip against Chuck. Miro stomps Chuck, Kip fires off on Cassidy and stomps him down! Chuck kicks back while Kip brings Cassidy out of the ring. Miro runs in, Chuck dodges, and Chuck CHOPS! Kip bounces Cassidy off the apron and Miro fires haymakers on Chuck. Miro whips Chuck to ropes and clobbers him to then scoop and FALL AWAY SLAM! Cassidy and Kip brawl towards the games, and Kip bounces Cassidy off Whack-A-Mole! Did he hit a mole?

Miro has Chuck by the arcade cabinets, Cassidy and Kip go around the back, and Cassidy RAMS Kip through the back of the Whack-A-Mole! That was never that good of a game anyway. Wait, Kip is now the mole and Cassidy takes the mallet to WHACK him! And WHACK! Miro runs over to CLOBBER Cassidy! Miro drags Cassidy up, and POSTS him! Then scoops Cassidy to SLAM him! Miro seethes as he looms over Cassidy, and then throws him into the Whack-A-Mole machine! Miro WHACKS Cassidy now! Miro storms around, pulls railing apart and brings it over to be a ramp against more railing. Chuck returns to CLUB Miro! And knee, and hammer, and Cassidy adds on!

The Best Friends bring Miro around but he blocks the double suplex! Miro throws Cassidy away, then brings Chuck around to suplex him into the railing! Miro dares “Charles” to get back up. But he stalks Cassidy first, and he brings Cassidy up and into the ring. Miro gets a chair off the prize wall, goes into the ring, and stands on the chair as Cassidy grabs for it. Miro ROCKS Cassidy over and over and over then grabs the chair. Miro wedges the chair into a corner, grins as he goes back to Cassidy, but Cassidy throws body shots! Cassidy backs Miro down but Miro knees low! Miro brings Cassidy around, but Cassidy blocks the chair bump with all his might!

Cassidy hits low, throws body shots, but Miro RAMS him into the steel!! Cassidy flops out of the ring, Miro grins as he hears the fans chant “MIRO SUCKS! MIRO SUCK!” Miro stalks Cassidy around the way, scares off some of the other wrestlers with “the step,” but Chuck is on top of the Mortal Kombat cabinet! Chuck LEAPS and takes down Miro! Chuck and Cassidy gets Miro up and throw him into railing! And then around to POST him! Cassidy sees Kip getting up and BOOTS him back into the Whack-A-Mole machine! Cassidy gets the trash can lid off the prize wall to SMACK Miro! Chuck gets the kendo stick to SMACK and SMACK, Cassidy adds the trash can lid for MORE SMACKS!

Chuck and Cassidy pinball Miro in the SMACKING! Cassidy tees off, then lets off as Miro is in a daze, to run and CLOBBER him with the lid! Fans are fired up as the Best Friends bring the railing over to RAM Miro down! Then they dump the prize table onto Miro, along with a bunch of other things, AND the Whack-A-Mole machine! Cover, but Kip breaks it in time!! Kip KNEES Chuck, DECKS him, then SHOTGUNS Cassidy into the prize wall! Kip gets Chuck for a HALF ‘N’ HALF to the floor! Kip then runs to SHOTGUN Cassidy through the prize wall!! Kip seethes as he goes to Chuck, but he gets whipped into what’s left of the Whack-A-Mole!

Chuck gets… the teddy bear! He brings it and Kip to the ring, fans chant for the “Teddy Bear! Teddy Bear!” That’s because it has a patch on the back that Chuck peels off, to pour out LEGOs!! If you’ve ever stepped on one without shoes on, you know what’s coming! Kip panics but Chuck brings him around to bump off buckles! Chuck puts Kip up top, climbs up to join him, but Kip resists! Kip fights back and adjusts, but Chuck ROCKS Kip! Kip GAMANGIRIS, Chuck wobbles, Kip gets him for a SIT-OUT BOMB on the LEGOs! Cover, Cassidy breaks it!! Cassidy gets Kip up but Kip throws haymakers! Cassidy gives them back, Kip shoves, Cassidy dodges, tilt-o-whirl DDT onto LEGOs!!

Kip staggers, Cassidy Alabama lifts, BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO!?! Kip lives but Cassidy doesn’t let that bother him! ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, Penelope drags the ref out!! Mrs. Superbad can’t technically get in trouble for that, this is No Holds Barred rules. Cassidy goes out and Penelope LOW BLOWS him! Penelope takes off her belt, aims at Cassidy, but wait! From the claw machine, it’s KRIS STATLANDER!! The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien has returned and BUSTS out of the machine, sending the Plexiglas panel into Penelope’s face! Statlander storms over, Penelope SLAPS her, but that only angers her more!

They run into the ring, Statlander drags Penelope to the apron, for the fisherman MICHINOKU DRIVER through the air hockey table!! Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” as spare refs check on Statlander and Penelope in the wreckage. Meanwhile, Miro CLOBBERS Cassidy again! Miro drags Cassidy up to TOSS him across the way! Then he BOOTS Chuck, then he demands a chair! Miro grabs one, brings it around and SMACKS Cassidy on the back! And JAMS Chuck to then SMACK him down, too! And SMACK Cassidy again! Miro scares everyone off so he can attack Cassidy again! And SMACK Chuck again! Miro throws the chair away so he can dribble the Best Friends off another table!

Miro clears the table off, brings it around as Chuck and Cassidy crawl up the ramp. Wait, are those headlights pulling into the parking lot? It’s Mama Baretta’s SUV!! Sue is dropping off Trent!! The Best Friends are truly here now that TRENT is back!! Trent storms down the way, helps Chuck and Cassidy stand, and Miro just salivates now! The Best Friends attack the Best Man 3v1! Miro really is a pinball now! Miro shoves them all away, ROUNDHOUSE for Chuck and BEST KICK for Cassidy! Trent comes back to body check Miro! Miro throws Trent into the stage wall and his rage is boiling over! Though, that’s saying something considering all this…

Miro mockingly waves hi to Sue and he heads over that way. He gets on the SUV, but Trent CLOBBERS Miro! Trent bounces Miro off the windshield, then DECKS him down the way! Trent kicks low, ROCKS Miro again, but Miro rams Trent into railing. Trent sits in a chair, Miro seethes and picks up the (out of order) Mortal Kombat II cabinet! He hoists it up with one arm, and THROWS it, but Trent dodges! Trent throws the chair at Miro’s head! Miro staggers, Trent runs in to SPEAR Miro through the table!! Kip sees what just happened to Miro, but Chuck gets Kip for an OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE through the stage!! Cover, Best Friends win!!

Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall

Trent celebrates with Chuckie T and Cassidy, and they finally HUG!! Statlander joins in as an honorary bestie, for a hug that’s out of this world! Sue gives a Cassidy style thumbs up from the SUV! But now that everyone’s back together again, is this only the beginning for the Best Friends?


My Thoughts:

What an amazing episode! A lot of great action, there was story progression that was definitely more quality over quantity, not trying to cram too much in on one night, and we’re definitely on track for some great stuff come Double or Nothing in May. Christian VS Kaz was a great match and went exactly how it needed to. Christian’s catchphrase is about being the top workhorse, but Kaz was right to criticize him for it. Christian had his struggles in this match, as he should, but he overcame it to win, which was also the right call. I hope Christian has one match every week on Dynamite, letting everyone else have Dark and Elevation. It may not be the “outwork everyone” but it’ll show he’s ready to go every time AEW is on TV.

Darby had a good promo with a good video on Hardy, making me think I was right last week: Darby and Sting are going to be taking on teams with way more than just two people so we can get cool cinematic brawls like we did at Revolution. Hardy is definitely a great choice for their second feud, as he basically brought cinematic matches to wrestling, and certainly to AEW. There is also a really good feud already with the HFO VS Dark Order because of the Hangman angle, and now we’re getting the women’s division involved so that’s great. Shida & Tay VS Nyla & Allie was very good, especially with the “overbooking” ringside. It makes sense for the Heels to win here and extend the feud, and Allie VS Tay next week will be really good, too.

The Exhibition of Cody VS QT went about as expected, in that QT was chippy and bitter, and then he splits off from the Nightmare Family/Factory with Comoroto. I didn’t think they’d be setting a trap like that in the event QT wasn’t winning the match, or that Ogogo or Solow would be part of it. I was hoping for more than a total of four but maybe more Nightmare Factory trainees join up as they get to debut in AEW. Velvet having a quick tie-in with Jade Cargill was also good, we definitely need a big 1v1 for them at some point. The Inner Circle returning was amazing, and we really got a feel for the rest of Daily’s Place. Very curious about the ice tub with the big wraparound couch…

The Six Man Tag was great, but of course it was with who was in it. Of course Biz Cliz wins, they need to stay strong overall. Moxley’s promo was good, his match with Bononi was solid because Bononi and Avalon’s guys got to look good as a unit though they ended up losing. I am also glad to see I correctly saw Moxley teaming with the Bucks, and Callis’ promo with Matt backstage was some great stuff. That Six Man Tag of Biz Cliz VS Mox Bucks is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way. Just not sure if Moxley gets yet another title shot, but at the same time, it just doesn’t feel like it’s time for Hangman to step up or anyone else to really be a contender yet.

Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky had a unique duo promo, I hope those two become a tag team and do some great stuff in an already great tag division. The Arcade Anarchy was proof again that AEW can do these wacky gimmick Street Fights way better than WWE can, and I’m again glad to see Trent came back to help finish this off, it was an even greater surprise to see Statlander go after Penelope. The Best Friends’ true form can finally go after tag titles, Cassidy can do whatever whenever, and Statlander can get red hot again in the Women’s Division, AEW’s got almost too many stars and not enough space. No space puns intended given I was just talking about Statlander.

My Score: 9.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/7/22)

The best tag teams collide!

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AEW Year 4

Will The Acclaimed hold onto their forever reign?

In an epic clash, The Acclaimed defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships against the THREE BELT CHAMPIONS, FTR! Will Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood move up to FOUR belts tonight?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal: Ricky Starks wins and will challenge MJF for the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Darby Allin; Joe wins and retains the title.
  • Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta; Claudio & Yuta win.
  • Six Woman Tag: Jade Cargill & The Baddies VS Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Kiera Hogan; Jade & The Baddies win.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS FTR; The Acclaimed win and retain the titles.

PLAY BY PLAY

Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal!

Another year, another battle for that coveted $150,000 diamond ring! But things are a little different, as Maxwell Jacob Friedman, our NEW AEW World Champion, has the prerogative to not participate in this match. Instead, think of this more as a #1 contender’s battle royal with the winner getting to choose when and where they face MJF for that ring. Ricky Starks vows that when he wins this match, he’ll make next week’s title match into a Winner Takes All! Will this be an Absolute Victory for Ricky Starks? Or will someone else in this crowded field take that diamond ticket instead?

Fans go wild as Starks makes his entrance, and then they go wild as “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry makes his entrance. We already have Brian Cage, The Butcher, The Blade, Orange Cassidy, Captain Shawn Dean, Matt Hardy, Ethan Page,  Lee Moriarty, W. Morrissey, Kip Sabian, Dalton Castle and The Boys at ringside, but wait! Here comes The Natural, Dustin Rhodes! Fans fire up for the hometown hero, the bell rings, and everyone rushes into the ring! Well, almost everyone as Kip plays things a bit more shrewdly, and even Castle & The Boys wait as things sort out. Cassidy takes his time because that’s just the way Freshly Squeezed rolls.

The Butcher brawls with Dean, The Blade is after JB and Dustin is on Hardy while The Firm’s All Ego and #TAIGASTYLE mug Starks. Castle slides in to help Starks out, and Kip yanks Cassidy out under the bottom rope, wanting to continue things from Rampage’s All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match! Kip RAMS Cassidy into railing! Ethan bumps Castle off buckles and Starks turns things around on Moriarty. Ethan CHOKES Castle while The Boys protest. Castle hits Ethan back, Moriarty turns things around on Starks to rain down fists. Starks stops that and hits an atomic drop! Hardy helps Ethan by going after Castle.

Dustin digs his boots into Ethan while Hardy dribbles Castle off buckles. Kip throws Cassidy around ringside, Dustin bumps Ethan off buckles. Dustin CHOPS Ethan, Cassidy turns things around on Kip but Kip sends Cassidy into the apron! Fans rally for Starks, Castle gives Hardy a raspberry? Dustin ROCKS Butcher, Dean throws hands on Cage. Kip and Cassidy are finally in the ring and Cassidy bounces Kip off buckles. And again! And again! Butcher CLUBS Cassidy down! Butcher and Kip work together on Cassidy but he kicks at them. Cassidy gets free, dodges Kip, and runs in at Kip, only for Kip to send him up and out!

Cassidy holds onto the ropes, but Kip BITES one of Cassidy’s hands! Cassidy still skins the cat to headscissor Kip! Kip resists, pushes Cassidy away, but Cassidy hits him back! Blades sucker punches Cassidy and drags him off! Blade ELIMINATES Cassidy, then POSTS him! Fans boo but the damage is done and Kip is all smiles. Dustin runs at Kip and hits a DESTROYER! Dustin clotheslines Kip up and out to ELIMINATE him! Fans fire up but then Butcher CLUBS Dustin! Butcher fires off hands but Dustin gives them back! They brawl with haymakers but Butcher knees low! And again! Butcher fireman’s carries but Dustin fights free!

Dustin is on the apron, he throws hands on Butcher while fans go nuts over Starks narrowly avoiding elimination at the hands of Matt Hardy! Dustin ROCKS Butcher, Hardy kicks at Starks. Moriarty is after Castle in a corner while Butcher rakes Dustin’s eyes! Butcher CLOBBERS Dustin and ELIMINATES him! Fans boo but Blade high-fives with Butcher while staying safe on the outside. Butcher fires off on Dustin, Cage throws Castle out! Cage KNEES Castle off the apron, but The Boys catch him! Cage ROCKS Castle again, the Boys keep Castle up again! And again! They carry Castle to safety on the other side of the ring!

But Cage is there! Cage swings, Castle ducks to ROCK Cage back! Castle gets in safe, but Cage scoops him! Cage TOSSES Castle out onto the Boys and ELIMINATES him! Fans boo but JB DROPKICKS Cage out of the ring! Cage  stays on the apron, he ROCKS JB in the ropes, suplexes him, but JB slips out to waistlock! Cage elbows JB away, but JB SUPERKICKS Cage! Meanwhile, Starks is fighting off both Hardy and Ethan Page! He gets them to back off, before he DOUBLE AX HANDLES them both down! JB goes up a corner, he leaps at Cage, APRON METEORA! JB ELIMINATES Cage! Prince Nana is furious but fans are fired up as AEW goes picture in picture!

JB checks his leg as he gets in the ring. Moriarty is right on JB by pulling his hair! Moriarty UPPERCUTS JB, has him in a corner, and digs his boots in! Ethan stomps Dean while Hardy rushes Butcher. Butcher dumps Hardy but Hardy holds the ropes! Hardy fights his way back in, he CLUBS Butcher down, and Ethan applauds. The Firm give Hardy thumbs up as Hardy picks Butcher up and works to dump him out! Butcher holds on while Moriarty stomps Starks and Ethan keeps on Dean. Butcher fights off Hardy, then catches his breath leaning against ropes. Ethan makes Starks look at the camera before he CLUBS him down!

JB CLUBS Ethan! Moriarty full nelsons JB but JB elbows him away. JB digs a boot into Ethan and Starks joins in! They let off, drag Ethan up, and they work together to pick Ethan up! Ethan fights and Hardy helps Ethan for The Firm. Hardy bumps Starks off buckles again and again and again! JB fights Ethan off while Hardy shouts, “DELETE! Dean turns things around on Moriarty JB stomps Ethan then CLUBS Butcher. Dean scoops and SLAMS Moriarty while Hardy tries to throw Starks out again. But Starks drags Hardy up and over instead! Hardy dangles but so does Starks! Dynamite returns to single picture as Ethan hurries to save Hardy!

Starks fights Hardy but Ethan HOTSHOTS Starks! Starks sputters, Hardy gets in safe. Butcher fights off JB and Dean, but Dean fights him with forearms. The Firm all mug Starks, but fans rally up behind Starks. Starks fires off on Butcher while he can but Butcher ROCKS Starks! Starks runs to BLAST and ELIMINATE The Butcher! But then The Firm jumps right on him! Moriarty throws Starks out but Starks stays safe on the apron. Starks ROCKS Moriarty, JB runs in to RANA Moriarty up and out to ELIMINATE him!! But Morrissey BOOTS JB while he’s hanging on, and that ELIMINATES JB!!

Fans boo, Morrissey isn’t even really in this match! But Moriarty & Morrissey aren’t done with JB, either, as they drag him up, APRON CHOKE SLAM!! Hardy meanwhile hits Dean with a SIDE EFFECT! The refs reprimand, Moriarty and Morrissey back off, leaving Ethan, Hardy, Starks and Dean as our final four. Hardy drags Starks up to give him a SIDE EFFECT! Fans boo, but then Ethan tells Hardy to stop doing his V1 and raise Ethan’s hand in victory. But Ethan hasn’t won yet! Hardy says, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and then Ethan tells him to get Starks up. Hardy does as told, The Firm mugs Starks, and then they put him on the ropes.

Starks holds on as both Hardy & Ethan lift, but Dean makes the save! Dean fires off hands on Ethan! Hardy goes after Dean, but Dean fires off hands on Hardy! Dean UPPERCUTS Hardy but Ethan CLUBS Dean! Ethan whips Dean, Dean gets around, FLOAT-OVER DDT! Dean kips up and fans fire up! Stokely is upset but Dean drags Ethan up to throw him up and over! Ethan holds on desperately and Hardy kicks Dean! TWIST OF FATE! Ethan shouts to throw Dean out and Hardy tells Ethan to do it. Ethan says fine, he drags Dean up and tosses Dean to ELIMINATE him! Fans are thunderous as now Starks is 2v1 against The Firm!

Ethan tells Hardy to do his job and help him win. Hardy shouts, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” But he BLASTS Starks! The Firm mugs Starks and fans boo hard as ever! Ethan feeds Starks to the facelock, TWIST OF- NO, Starks shoves Hardy up and out to ELIMINATE him! Ethan fires off on Starks, it’s just the two of them now! Starks wrenches and TORNADO DDTS!! Fans are thunderous as Starks is electric! He runs in but Ethan dodges the Spear! ROUNDHOUSE! Ethan snarls, he drags Starks up, fireman’s carry, but Starks RANAS Ethan out! STARKS WINS!!

Winner: Ricky Starks (#1 contender to the Dynamite Diamond Ring)

But to rain on the parade already is MJF! The AEW World Champion and #TripleB, the Big Burberry Belt, are here with a mic as fans boo hard as they can. The fans then cheer on Starks and MJF smirks. MJF tells Starks, “I’ll be with you in one second.” MJF then says, “Bryan Danielson, a little birdy told me you didn’t wanna show up tonight, and I think I know the real reason why. The real reason why is because you’re terrified of me. And I don’t blame ya, bud. After what I did to your boy, Willy Reegs, I’d be scared, too.”

Fans boo but MJF says, “Because I’m a bad, bad man. And that’s why in a week from now, I’m gonna be a FOUR-TIME, FOUR-TIME, FOUR-TIME, F-F-F-FOUR-TIME beautiful Dynamite Diamond Ring Champion. And I will still be the holder of the grandest prize of ’em all, the Triple B, baby! Now Richard, people seem to really like you around here, huh?” Fans cheer Starks on again, and MJF says “They talk about you like you’re some underutilized god of professional wrestling. And trust me, you are very talented, you really are. But you wanna know the truth, bud? Here’s the truth, Absolute.” Fans tell MJF to STFU but he just shrugs that off.

MJF says the truth is that in comparison to MJF, Starks is the Absolute drizzling sh*t! Or should MJF say, “You’re a roody poo candy ass!” After all, Starks stole literally everything else from that guy. But no offense, Richard, you’re just “a Dollar Store Dwayne.” So MJF will call Starks “The Pebble.” So here’s what happens next week in the main event of Dynamite, little Pebble. Fans chant for the “PEBBLE~! PEBBLE~!” MJF says he’s gonna put The Pebble in his pocket, hop in his brand new Porsche, because unlike all the “simple-minded humanoids” of Austin, MJF is rich. MJF will drive Pebble to the nearest body of water, take him out of his pocket, and skip “your scrawny little pigeon-toed ass all the way back to Billy Corgan’s NWA so you can wrestle on YouTube where you belong!”

Fans boo but Starks just smirks. MJF says “Facts don’t care about your feelings, Texas!” But MJF doesn’t care that Starks is Absolute, because MJF is a Generational Talent, and his Reign of Terror has only just begun. MJF soaks up the heat and then Starks pushes right past him to get a mic of his own. Fans cheer on Starks but MJF tells them all to shut up. Starks tells “Maxi Pad”, which fans now chant at MJF, that he should’ve expected a fifth-rate Roddy Piper to come out here and try to steal the spotlight. Oh~, he trashed the city! OH~! He trashed the fans! How much more shtick does MJF got? Cuz the low hanging fruit is running dry!

Starks says every week, MJF walks out here smelling like paint thinner and ass, having spray tanned his eczema to where if he took his shirt off, his back would look like he laid on an ant colony for seven hours. MJF has his crappy shoes, pants that are never ironed, a shirt that is too small, that stupid scarf, and that even dumber haircut, and he acts like he’s better than Starks?! Give us a break!! Fans are fired up hearing that! “Everything about you screams, ‘Cheap.’ The cheap suits, the cheap shoes, the cheap heat. Oh my God, and you are our new AEW Champion, huh? Well here’s the thing. With that AEW Championship comes a big responsibility that you know nothing about!

“The difference between you and me is that when these people got behind me, I gave them a reason to keep going. When they put faith in you, you let them down. When Regal put faith in you, you let him down. But brother, when it comes to Ricky, I delivery on time, every time, every night, every week, every month! And you can take your little ass to Greece for three months because oh~, you didn’t get paid enough! Oh~, you got out politicked by somebody smarter than you! But the fact remains is that I’ve been here, busting my ass. You wanna talk responsibility? Let’s talk about the fact that you avoid responsibility! You avoid any type of pressure.

“I show up to sign meet ‘n’ greets, where you, you don’t care! You just blow it off because hey! Everybody hates Max, so he has nothing to lose, right? Yeah, well, guess what, buddy? There comes a lot of responsibility when it comes to people actually liking you. And beside your nose being a lot darker than the rest of your body, me on the other hand, I live with dignity, I live with respect. You know nothing about that! When I lived in my car in South Austin, guess what I was doing? I was grinding! I knew the responsibility of taking care of myself! When it comes to that woman right there, it’s MY responsibility to get her a car, to get her a house.

“And you think because you paid people, because you kissed ass, that Maxwell ‘I’m better than you,’ you can get whatever you want? Please, gimme a break.” Fans are all fired up! Starks tells MJF that next week is a BIG deal. Starks is putting up and shutting MJF up for once in his miserable, narcissistic, punk-ass little life! MJF doesn’t deserve the title but Starks does! Wrestling on YouTube? Guess what? Been there, done that, busted his ass to get here! He never needed a name to make it here, and he doesn’t need one to beat MJF’s ass! He is Ricky Starks, he is stand ten toes down right here.

Next week, Starks smacks that mole of MJF’s neck, stomps a new hole right into MJF, and then he takes that title! Fans are thunderous for Starks as he says he’s doing MJF a favor he’s never had done in his life: Starks takes the responsibility off this “little boy’s” plate. MJF LOW BLOWS Starks! Fans boo as MJF takes off the belt, the scarf, and brings out the Dynamite Diamond Ring. MJF puts the ring on, takes aim, and fans shout “F YOU MAX!” But Starks dodges to SPEAR!! Fans are THUNDEROUS as MJF falls out of his shoes and then falls out of the ring! Starks holds up the world title, will he be holding that and the Dynamite Diamond Ring at the end of Winter is Coming?

 

Darby Allin speaks.

“May 12th, 2021 was when I lost the TNT Championship. From that time ’til now, I feel like a lot of people have all said to me, ‘Darby Allin is being slept on. Darby Allin is forgotten about.’ Well it’s up to me to wake everyone up, and I’m gonna win that TNT Championship. I said that this crowd chants one thing, ‘Joe is gonna kill~ you.’ Well Joe, you’re gonna have to bury me with that TNT Championship, because I am not leaving Austin, Texas without it.”

Samoa Joe responds.

“Darby Allin, the curious little dead boy. I know exactly what you see when you look at me. You see a crucible that you wanna put yourself through. You see the violence that I inflict and you say to yourself, ‘That is a trial I can endure.’ Well, Darby, tonight you’re gonna learn that curiosity has a price that is about to get real expensive.” Will the Relentless Underdog put it all on the line just to get back that title? Or will he fail to dethrone the King of Pro-Wrestling Television?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“You think last week got a little outta hand? I don’t. In fact, I’m starting to really, really like The Cowboy, Hangman. Because he fell off his horse, dusted himself off, and got right back in the saddle, and he did his talking with his fists. There’s not enough of that around here. There’s too much talking. This is All Elite Wrestling, not All Elite Talking. There is no Blackpool Microphone Club. This is COMBAT! This is the sport of kings! Tonight, myself, Wheeler, Claudio, this Weekend at Final Battle, this Friday night on Rampage, we bring back 100 proof, in-your-face, ass-kicking wrestling! Jericho Appreciation Society. I’m so over the Jericho Appreciation Society.

“I’m gonna be out there tonight, just to make sure there’s no sports entertainment shenanigans. And this weekend, we put the JAS in our rearview mirror for good! Hangman Page, you want another piece? You know where to find me.” The Maniac heads out, but will he be able to focus on the JAS with the Cowboy coming for him?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Darby Allin!

#TwoBeltJoe has been intimidating and brutal even when he’s had no belts. How much more vicious will he become in order to keep his throne as King of TV?

The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and we see if Darby wins, or even survives!

The bell rings and fans rally as Darby and Joe stare down. Fans do sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe steps up to Darby, daring him to do something. So Darby fires off fast hands! Joe puts Darby in a corner, but Darby dodges him to fire off hands again! Joe shoves Darby away, but Darby SHOTGUNS Joe out of the ring! Darby keeps moving to DIVE, but Joe casually moves aside and Darby crashes into railing! Joe grins as he goes back for Darby while fans lose their minds. Joe CLUBS Darby, drags him up, and sits him on the apron to then SWING him into the railing! And SWING into the apron! And back into railing!

Fans are torn but Joe soaks it all up. Joe goes back for Darby, and he tears up the floor mats! Joe drags Darby up and smacks him off the apron. Darby flounders around in a daze, but Joe drags him back up. Joe puts Darby in the ring, just to drag him out after refreshing the ring count. Joe then hits Darby with a BIG back suplex to the floor! Darby writhes, but at least that was a padded part. Joe refreshes the count himself now, and he drags Darby back up. Joe brings Darby to the bare patch now, and fans boo while the ref counts. Darby fights the lift but Joe still gets Darby up! Darby bends Joe’s fingers to get free!

Darby runs in, but Joe POWERSLAMS Darby to the bare concrete!! Joe shouts at Darby, “Do you wanna die, Darby?! HUH!?!” The ref checks Darby while AEW goes picture in picture.

Joe leaves Darby behind while he clutches an arm and his ribs. Joe returns, having refreshed the count, and he puts Darby in the ring. Joe stalks Darby, mockingly applauds, and then drags Darby up. Joe CHOPS Darby and he flops down into a corner. Joe stands on Darby’s neck, the ref counts, and Joe lets off at 4. Joe smirks as he paces around. Darby drags himself up in a corner but not very far. Joe drags Darby up but Darby throws body shots! Darby runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Joe is fired up and he drags Darby into a neck wrench! Darby endures, even as Joe looms over him. Joe throws Darby down but fans rally up.

Darby flounders about and it amuses Joe. Darby kicks back, manages to kick harder, and he BOOTS Joe away! Darby stands to throw more body shots, but Joe HEADBUTTS Darby down! Joe snarls, he drags Darby back up, and he dumps Darby to the apron. Joe drags Darby up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Joe JABS Darby, and then runs him side to side to POST him! Fans lose their minds again and Joe pretends he can’t see where Darby went. Doc Sampson checks Darby and the ring count starts. Fans count along while Joe just strolls around the ring and flexes. Darby is somehow okay to continue, and he crawls his way over at 5 of 10.

Darby flounders up at 7 and in at 8! Fans cheer but Joe is annoyed. Joe asks Darby what more has to happen. Joe kicks him around, Darby gets mad. Darby SLAPS Joe and it staggers him! Darby runs, gets around, but Joe hits an atomic drop! And then runs to BOOT Darby down! Then he SENTONS! Cover, TWO!! Darby is still in this though he goes to the apron, and Joe can’t believe it! But then Joe builds speed! But Joe has to bail out as Darby slides back in! Darby PLANCHAS, but into a fireman’s carry! Darby fights free to RAM Joe into steel steps! Darby then goes up the corner for a SUPER COFFIN DROP!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”

Darby staggers about, but he pushes Joe into the ring. Darby keeps moving, COFFIN- NO, the splash is caught to a SLEEPER! But Darby drops to KICK Joe away! Darby slips around, THROWBACK STUNNER!! Joe stays up so Darby hops on, CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!!! Joe survives but Darby has new life! Fans are giving a standing ovation as Joe and Darby rise. Joe goes to a corner, Darby runs in but into the URENAGE! Joe drags Darby up and puts him on the top rope. But Darby claws Joe’s face! Joe CHOPS Darby, climbs up after him, and hoists Darby up. But Darby BITES Joe’s forehead!! Joe falls back, Darby adjusts, COFFIN DROP!! Into the COQUINA CLUTCH!!!

Darby flails, he reaches out, but the sleeper and body scissors squeezes tight! Darby has a wild look in his eyes, until those eyes roll back! Darby is OUT, Joe wins!!

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

Darby fought his heart out, but we are still in the #TwoBeltJoe Era! Darby manages to stand up again, and he says he’s not dead! Joe has to put him down for him to stop! Darby dares Joe to keep fighting, but Joe HEADBUTTS Darby down! Joe grabs Darby’s own skateboard and he brings it over. Fans boo as Joe scares off the ref with the board! Joe then drags Darby up, puts the board down wheels up, and he puts Darby on the corner. Joe tucks Darby in! MUSCLE BUSTER on the wheels!!! Darby isn’t even moving, but Joe still puts the COQUINA CLUTCH back on!! The ref reprimands, more refs rush out but HERE COMES WARDLOW!!

Wardlow rushes to the ring and Joe runs away! Fans cheer on “WARD~LOW! WARD~LOW!” as he reminds Joe that they’re not through with each other! Joe moves on to ROH Final Battle to defend his ROH World Television Championship against Juice Robinson, will Joe make it through The Booster only to find Wardlow’s World waiting for him?

 

Backstage interview with Kip Sabian and Orange Cassidy.

Tony Schiavone says there is a No Physicality Agreement in place as these two are here to talk. What is on Cassidy’s mind? Cassidy doesn’t know what Kip is doing, but he doesn’t need to do this. If he wants a title shot, just ask. Kip says, “How convenient, my sweet little Clementine. You wait until an unprovoked attack by Dustin Rhodes. I’m hurt. You just don’t want me at my best.” Cassidy says if Kip isn’t gonna fight this Friday on Rampage, then find someone who can. Kip ponders the idea, and heads out. Cassidy asks Schiavone if that’s a yes. Seems so. Then who will crazy Kip find as a Superbad proxy to take on the All-Atlantic Champion?

 

Chris Jericho speaks.

“Initially, what started out as a deliberate desecration of the legacy of ROH has now led me to become the greatest ROH Champion of all time. Oh, the irony. Claudio, you don’t have the belief that you can beat me when it counts and become the ROH World Champion once again. Isn’t that true? That is why I’m gonna beat you at Final Battle, and it is why you’re gonna have to join the Jericho Appreciation Society. But Claudio, I am telling you this right now, it is going to be the best thing for you. I am looking so forward to taking you under my wing, and most importantly, I am looking so forward to beating you at Final Battle. I’ll see you then, Claudio. All Honor The Ocho.”

 

Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia w/ Sammy Guevara VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta w/ Jon Moxley!

Speaking of the war between JAS and BCC, another battle happens here in Austin! Will “Rock Hard” Hager & the “Dragonslayer” use sports entertainment to gain the momentum before the Final Battle? Or will the Swiss Superman & Decoder use a pro-wrestling solution on their JAS problem?

The teams sort out and Yuta starts against Garcia in a preview of their ROH Pure Championship rematch set for Saturday. They circle, then Garcia tags to Hager. Hager and Yuta circle, but then Hager has everyone hold on. Because he’s brings out the purple bucket hat, and throws it to Claudio! Hager says Claudio needs to get used to wearing that. Claudio considers it, he holds the hat up, but then he PUNTS the hat to the crowd! Hopefully Austin likes that hat. Hager KNEES Yuta, CLUBS him, then back suplexes! Yuta lands on his feet, CHOPS Hager, but Hager swings. Yuta dodges but Hager CLOBBERS Yuta!

Hager drags Yuta up, bumps him off buckles and tags Garcia in. The JAS mugs Yuta with a CHOP and some stomps. The ref counts, Garcia digs his boots in but he lets off at 4. Yuta gets up to COHP and forearm and repeat! Garcia CHOPS, Yuta CHOPS, repeat! Yuta whips, Garcia reverses and runs in but Yuta goes up and over. Yuta scoops Garcia to SLAM him, then SENTON! Cover, TWO! Yuta keeps on Garcia with a pull of the ear, then he tags Claudio. BCC double whip and DOUBLE BOOT! Garcia scrambles away, tags Hager, but Hager runs into a drop toehold! Claudio facelocks then armlocks while fans chant, “WE THE PEOPLE!”

Claudio chinbars then goes after an arm, but Hager throws elbows. Hager ROCKS Claudio with rights, whips him corner to corner, but Claudio goes up and over. Claudio hip tosses then covers, ONE!! Claudio keeps on the arm, tag to Yuta, and Yuta climbs up to AX HANDLE the arm! Yuta wrenches, but Hager shoves him to a corner. Hager runs in but into a BOOT! Yuta hops up, leaps and MISSILE DROPKICKS Hager down! Garcia runs in but Yuta slips around, OLYMPIC SLAM! Garcia bails out, Yuta builds speed and Yuta DIVES to take out both Hager and Garcia! Fans fire up as Yuta puts Hager in.

Yuta climbs up, but Sammy distracts! Garcia shoves Yuta off the top and Hager catches him! Claudio protests but Moxley grabs a chair! Hager SLAMS Yuta down while Moxley storms after Sammy. Hager runs to the corner for the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Yuta survives, Moxley backs away from Sammy, but Hager tags Garcia in. Garcia and Hager mug Yuta, Garcia throws EuroUppers and forearms. Yuta fights back with forearms and elbows of his own! Garcia kicks low then CHOPS Yuta down! Garcia fishhooks Yuta’s face, pushes him down, then argues with the ref. Garcia storms after Yuta, but then sucker punches Claudio!

Yuta headbutts Garcia low! Garcia suplexes, Yuta turns it around to suplex and he puts Garcia up top. Yuta climbs up after Garcia, brings him up, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and fans fire up while AEW goes picture in picture! Garcia and Yuta crawl, Moxley coaches Yuta up, but Garcia tags Hager! Hager runs in to BLAST Claudio! Hager bumps Yuta off buckles and digs his boot in! The ref reprimands and counts, Hager lets off, and Garcia CHOKES Yuta while the ref is busy with a protesting Moxley. Sammy also gets a shot in before Garcia lets Yuta go. Hager looms over Yuta, drags him up and chicken wings the arms.

Yuta endures as Hager grinds a shoulder, but fans rally up. Yuta fights up, reaches out, but Hager whips him away from Claudio. Yuta holds ropes then he dumps Hager out! Hager hurries back up to drag Yuta out! Hager RAMS Yuta into railing! And then Hager puts Yuta back in to cover, TWO! Hager hauls Yuta up, tags Garcia in, and the JAS mug Yuta again. Garcia grinds his forearm into Yuta’s face, fishhooks Yuta’s nose, and he talks trash to the fans. The ref counts, Garcia lets off, and he snapmares Yuta to then mock Claudio’s cannon arms. Garcia wraps on a chinlock and he grinds Yuta down. Yuta endures while Garcia pushes up for added pressure.

Moxley and Claudio coach Yuta as he fights his way up. Garcia clinches but Yuta JAWBREAKERS free! Dynamite returns to single picture as both men crawl. Yuta reaches out, but Garcia drags him away! Yuta slips under to ROCK Garcia! Garcia BOOTS Yuta, but Yuta rewinds and slips around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and both men crawl again. Hot tags to Hager and Claudio! Fans fire up as Claudio rallies on Hager with EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Claudio whips Hager to a corner for a BIG uppercut! Then he whips Hager corner to corner for another BIG uppercut! Claudio fires off more EuroUppers, but the ref counts.

Claudio lets off at 4, then jukes to EuroUpper again and again and again! Claudio puts Hager up top, EuroUppers again, then climbs up to join him. Claudio stands on the very top, for a SUPER STEINER! It wasn’t the cleanest but it worked! Cover, TWO!! Hager survives but clutches a shoulder. Claudio trips Hager to have the legs! Fans fire up but Garcia hops on with a SLEEPER! Claudio stays up, Yuta climbs, and Claudio SLAMS Garcia down for Yuta’s DIVING SPLASH! Fans fire up, but Hager trips Claudio to an ANKLE LOCK! But Claudio turns, BOOTS Hager, only for Hager to lift! Claudio sunset flips through, to get the SWISS SWING!!

Fans count along, Hager goes around and around and around for TEN! Sammy is freaking out as Hager staggers, into a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Hager is still in this but Claudio drags him up. Claudio reels Hager in, Gotch Lifts, but Hager back drops! Claudio lands on his feet, dodges, but Sammy stops the springboard! The ref reprimands, but Moxley trips Sammy off the apron! Moxley DECKS Sammy and fans fire up! Claudio finishes the leap, but into a SPINEBUSTER from Hager! Hager has the leg for the ANKLE LOCK! Claudio endures, reaches out, but Hager drags him from ropes! Garcia runs in to intercept Yuta!

Garcia has Yuta’s legs for the DRAGON TAMER!! The JAS have double submissions and fans boo! But Claudio rolls to send Hager into Garcia! EUROUPPER! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, by pinfall

Fans fire up and Moxley joins his brothers in the club to celebrate! Tony Schiavone joins them all to interview them. He knows they just got a big win ahead of a big night on Saturday, but they have to talk about what happened at Full Gear. Here is an interview Schiavone did with William Regal a few weeks back that might explain some things.

The footage plays and Schiavone talks with his “long time friend,” Regal. Regal says it will be 30 years in January. Full Gear was unbelievable, but Schiavone wanted to know about how all that transpired. Regal told Schiavone before that “people are only going to see this if something bad happens to me. And when you’re somebody like me, and spent your life being as horrible as I have, you’re always expecting something bad to happen.” Schiavone says Regal is the Villain of Villains. Well, Regal took great exception to what MJF did to Schiavone. And MJF seems to be made about emails and this and that, so Regal just gave MJF what he wanted.

MJF is world champion now. But do you know that saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Because now, everyone in the company will be chasing MJF. Regal realized a few months ago that the three veteran members of the Blackpool Combat Club don’t need Regal around anymore. He’s “surplus to requirements.” But he knew they wouldn’t let him go, either. But he needed to show them why they don’t need him, and why they can teach Wheeler Yuta how to become the greatest professional wrestler in the world, because they’ve all got that capability. “But you have to lead by example.”

So hopefully, and Regal knows he will, because Moxley is a very calculating man, Moxley will understand this. “The reason I did what I did, and to lead by example, was to teach you the final thing that I could ever teach you. Always stay one step ahead, and make sure you always keep eyes in the back of your head. I’m Blackpool Combat Club ’til the day I die. Fellas, it’s been emotional.” Lord William Regal’s message ends, and Schiavone says that was two weeks ago, before what MJF did. He knows they’re all a bit speechless, but does anyone have a comment?

Moxley takes the mic to say, “All I know is one thing for sure. The three men in this ring live and breathe for the sport of professional wrestling! You can call us whatever you want, but December 10th, ROH Final Battle, this war with the Jericho Appreciation Society is OVER! These men make a statement. This Friday night on Rampage, I make a statement! I’m gonna challenge any wrestler in the world to come right here in this ring and find out just where you stand on the food chain. This Friday on Rampage, I make a statement! At Final Battle, they make a statement! Pro-wrestling is about to make a serious statement!”

The fans fire up hearing that from Moxley, but who will step up to his Open Challenge? And can Claudio and Yuta both take back the ROH titles to restore that honor to those championships?

 

The House of Black speak.

Malakai says, “This company has allowed itself to be corrupted. Corrupted by people that point fingers at others while still holding the shovel in their hands that they used to dig the graves for others. And now, it is sick and it is dying. And perhaps it is time for myself and the House to… put down this corruption. Ms. Hart, what is the crime?” Julia steps out from the shadows to say, “The crime is treason.” Malakai asks “Mr. Matthews, what is the verdict?” Buddy walks out from the shadows to say, “Verdict: War.” “And Mr. King, what is the sentence?” Brody walks out to say, “It as if you throw a side of beef to a pack of wild dogs. We will tear the meat from the bone. The sentence is extermination.”

Malakai says it has been decided. “To anyone that has an issue with what we have done over the past two weeks, or anything that’s been said here, well next week Wednesday, come one, come all.” The House of Black drifts into the shadows, who will be the first to be torn apart?

 

AEW returns with Jamie Hayter’s sit-down interview.

Tony Schiavone sits with the undisputed AEW Women’s World Champion, and he notes that last week, she asked the question, “Why not a sit-down interview with me?” Well, here we are, and the floor is hers. Hayter says Saraya got a sit-down, cool. Toni Storm got one, alright. But not with Hayter? That baffles her. So no, Schiavone, you ask her something. What does he wanna know? Well, Schiavone notes the AEW Women’s Division has been blossoming. Great competitors are showing up, and this week on Rampage, we will see Hikaru Shida VS The Bunny for Shida’s Regina di Wave Championship. What are Hayter’s thoughts on the division?

Hayter says it is getting “interesting.” But unfortunately for everyone else, Hayter is on top now. And everyone is trying to grind their way to the top to get her title. She will do her duty as champion to be both reigning and defending. Hayter will have a very, very close look at that Regina de Wave title match on Rampage. “Thing is, it doesn’t really hold a candle to the AEW Women’s World Championship, does it?” Schiavone says nothing does, and Hayter agrees. This is AEW. But Hayter will “give one of those girls the opportunity of a lifetime. Whoever wins that match, they get to wrestle me for the AEW Women’s World Championship, if they dare.”

Schiavone says Hayter’s going to be a fighting champion and she says that’s right. She is a fighting champion, “and a bloody good one at that.” Who will be the Regina di Wave Champion after Rampage? And will they accept Hayter’s challenge to them?

 

Six Woman Tag: Jade Cargill & The Baddies VS Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Kiera Hogan!

The UN-DE-FEA-TED AEW TBS Champion got her belt back but got rid of the weak link, as she puts it. Red Velvet is back, Leila Grey is still around, but Kiera Hogan got kicked to the curb! Will Kiera get revenge on #ThatBitch with help from the Coach & Student? Or will Jade be undefeated even in trios action?

The teams sort out, Jade starts against Skye. The fans rally up but Jade says no, she’s above Skye. Tag to Velvet and Velvet gets her return to action already. Velvet and Skye tie up, they go around, and Velvet wrenches to a wristlock. Skye cartwheels, wrenches and wristlocks back. Then she slips around to hook, but Velvet blocks the arm-drag. Velvet brings Skye up but Skye shifts sides to arm-drag Velvet from the other arm! Velvet staggers up and fans fire up. Skye and Velvet tie up again, Velvet headlocks but Skye snapmares free. Skye steps over an arm, and wraps Velvet up for a creative take on La Magistrol, TWO!

Velvet has a cover now, TWO! Skye has it back, ONE! Velvet has the cover again, TWO! Fans fire up for that exchange, and Velvet has to admit that was good. Velvet offers a handshake, Skye accepts, and then Skye turns to her partners. But Velvet throws Skye down by her hair! The ref reprimands, fans boo, and Velvet bumps Skye off buckles. Tag to Grey, the Baddies double whip to double CHOP! Grey covers, ONE!! Fans rally, Grey drags Skye up to whip her to a corner. Grey runs in to SHINING WIZARD! Grey then headlocks but Skye denies the bulldog to kick the legs out! Grey blocks a superkick but Skye spins through to KICK Grey down!

Fans fire up as Skye drags Grey back up, tag to Rayne. Skye & Rayne double whip, trip and basement dropkick Grey! Rayne covers, ONE!! Rayne drags Grey up to bump her off buckles! Tag back to Skye, Rayne snapmares but Grey scrambles away to tag in Velvet! Velvet ducks Skye’s clothesline to come back, but Skye dodges to SUPERKICK! Velvet flops to the outside and fans rally as Skye builds speed. Skye falls into the apron skirt trap! Velvet fires off on Skye! The ref reprimands, Velvet lets off, then she climbs over Skye to stand on the apron while AEW goes picture in picture.

Velvet stirs it up and has a taste while Skye flops out of the skirt. Velvet puts Skye back in the ring, clamps onto an arm and grinds the shoulder. Velvet bumps Skye off buckles, tags in Grey, and Grey taunts Rayne and Kiera while Velvet uses Skye as a boxing bag! Jade also talks trash on Skye while the ref reprimands Grey and keeps Kiera back. Grey hurries over to pull Skye’s hair! The Baddies mug Skye, then Grey tags in. The Baddies double suplex Skye high and hard! Jade applauds her team while Grey covers, TWO! Grey is annoyed but she rains down fists on Skye. Grey wraps on a headlock and she grinds Skye down.

Fans rally as Skye endures. Grey stands over Skye while pulling on the hold, but Skye still fights her way up. But Grey wrangles Skye back down! Grey grinds the hold, Skye keeps her shoulders up, and fans rally again. Skye fights up a second time, she throws body shots, and then she JAWBREAKERS! Grey staggers away, tag to Velvet, and she runs to BLAST Rayne! Velvet stands Skye up to mule kick, then she covers, TWO! Dynamite returns to single picture as Velvet tells the ref something’s in her eye, while choking Skye with a knee! The ref notices the choke, she counts and Velvet steps off at 4. Velvet talks trash to Rayne, covers Skye, TWO!

Velvet drags Skye up but Skye breaks free. Velvet mule kicks, brings Skye around and- NO, Skye slips out of the Final Slice! DOUBLE LARIATS take them both down! Fans fire up as Skye and Velvet crawl. Velvet grabs Skye’s leg to keep her from her team, but Skye fights up to stand up. Velvet throws the leg down, but they both SUPERKICK! Both women go down again and fans fire up! Skye crawls, as does Velvet, hot tags to Kiera and Jade! Jade storms up, Kiera dodges and Kiera fires off forerams and CHOPS! Jade shoves back but Kiera SHOTGUNS Jade! Kiera sees Grey coming and tosses her out! Kiera goes side to side to BOOT WASH Jade!

Velvet runs in but Kiera sends her out now! Fans fire up with Kiera while Rayne DECKS Grey! Kiera runs in but Jade blocks the boot for a SPINEBUSTER!! Jade taunts Kiera, drags her up to chicken wings, but Kiera switches out! Hot tag to Rayne! Rayne dodges jade, ENZIGURIS, then reels her in! Ripcord, RAYNE- NO, Jade ROCKS Rayne first! Then chicken wings, for the JADED! Cover, The Baddies win!

Winners: Jade Cargill & The Baddies, by pinfall

Just as Kiera was on fire, she let off to see if Rayne could stop Jade. Jade was not stopped, she is 43-0 overall now, and still TBS Champion. Will The Baddies continue to dominate AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Saraya.

Tony Schiavone is with The Revolution on a very festive set. Schiavone congratulates Saraya on her return to action and the win, and she thanks him for that. Saraya is actually surprised Britt isn’t- Oh, wait, here she is. Britt says no one needs to worry now. And Britt also congratulates Saraya on “the biggest win” of her entire career. It will never happen again. Also, Britt was thinking about something Saraya mentioned to her. Something about everything being handed to her on a silver platter. But Saraya came to AEW, and her first match was a PPV match against “the biggest star in the Women’s Division.”

So here’s one more thing handed to Saraya: Tickets to the Kia Forum, for the January 11th edition of Dynamite. Saraya can be front row and watch Britt be the star that she is, or maybe she can step in the ring again. Saraya tells “Baby girl,” she would love to beat Britt again. Of course! Round two! Uh, no, Britt didn’t say it’d be against her. Saraya forgot that Britt has the AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter, with her at all times. Except right now. But it will be a tag match, Britt & Hayter VS Saraya and whoever Saraya can find to tag with her. But good luck, Saraya will never beat Britt & Hayter.

Britt heads out and Saraya asks Schiavone if he wants to get in the ring. Britt brings Schiavone with her so Saraya accepts that she’ll have to find someone. She has a little over a month, who will The Revolution invite to her house?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Jon Moxley’s open challenge has been answered by THE FUTURE! Konosuke Takeshita is stepping up to take on The Maniac, will Konosuke be the one to make a statement? Plus, we see Moriarty & Morrissey of The Firm in action, we hear from Ruby Soho and Tay Melo about their renewed feud, and we hear from Athena ahead of her ROH Women’s World Championship match against Mercedes Martinez!

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS FTR!

Max Caster & Anthony Bowens want to prove they’re the best, so that means facing the best! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood have been AEW World Tag Team Champions before, but they want to make history be becoming FOUR BELT CHAMPIONS! Will FTR stand for #FourTitleReigns? Or will Platinum Max & the Five Tool Player prove they are AEW’s Forever Champions?

Caster of course has a rap on deck! “Acclaimed on the mic, it’s about to be a problem. You the Top Guys but you ’bout to the bottoms. Whole world just scissoring. We gonna beat y’all down right in the ring! FTR, you’re a joke. I think your name stands for Find The Remote! Yo, you just a hocker. You gonna lose just like Herschel Walker.” Bowens gets the mic to say, “AUSTIIIIN, TEXAAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And he does! The introductions are made, the AEW belts are raised, and we see who has what it takes to be THE BEST team in the world!

The teams sort out and fans are thunderous for both teams. Bowens and Dax start, they circle, and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Bowens smirks and conducts the fans while Dax keeps his cool. They tie up, go around, and Dax puts Bowens in the corner. Tag to Cash but Bowens gets away. Cash and Bowens circle now, and we see Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett all watching backstage. Cash and Bowens tie up, Bowens headlocks but Cash turns it around. Bowens powers out but Cash runs him over. Things speed up, Cash hits a headlock takeover but Bowens headscissors. Cash kips free and hits another headlock takeover.

Bowens headscissors again, Cash kips free again, avoids a sweep and waistlocks to roll and bridge to a cover, TWO! Cash hits another headlock takeover but Bowens rolls that to a cover, TWO! Bowens and Cash stand off and fans fire up. Cash talks with Dax, then Bowens tags Caster in. Cash tags Dax, Caster swaggers and taunts Dax. They circle, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Caster powers out, Dax runs him over! Things keep moving, Caster hurdles and hip tosses! Caster then dropkicks Dax, arm-drags him, and he grinds the shoulder! Fans fire up as Caster brings Dax over. Tag to Bowens, they hand off the wrench to ELBOW BREAKER! But Dax ROCKS Bowens!

Dax bumps Bowens off buckles, CHOPS him, and fans “WOO~!” Bowens fires forearms in return, then CHOPS back! Dax CHOPS! Bowens CHOPS! Bowens fires more forearms, then whips, but Dax blocks a hip toss, only for Bowens to block a hip toss, and repeat! They go around and around, they end up on the ropes and the ref counts. Fans fire up as Dax slowly lets off, but Bowens shoves him. Cash steps in, but then so does Caster, and things are heated between the teams. The ref has them cool off, but then the brawl erupts! Austin is loving this as Cash UPPERCUTS Caster while Bowens has Dax in the corner!

Caster gets up, he dodges Cash to clothesline Cash out! Cash lands hard while Dax turns things around on Bowens. Dax ROCKS Bowens but Caster scoops him to SLAM him! Bowens goes up, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Fans fire up and Bowens calls to Caster. They SCISSOR FINGER! Bowens tags Caster back in, then he drags Dax up. The Acclaimed mug Dax, Caster whips but Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges then trips Caster! Dax ties Caster up, but Caster punches and BOOTS his way out of the Sharpshooter! Caster has the legs now, and he figures out the hook. Cash runs in but Bowens trips him! Bowens steps through, The Acclaimed have DOUBLE SHARPSHOOTERS!!

Fans are thunderous as FTR endures! Dax crawls, ROPEBREAK, and The Acclaimed let off. FTR regroups on the outside while Daddy Ass SCISSOR FINGERS his boys! Caster goes out to ROCK Dax, and Bowens is after Cash. Cash POSTS Bowens, Dax ROCKS Caster! Cash BOOTS Caster, Dax moves the apron skirt out of the way so Cash can bump Caster right off the edge! Then they put Caster under the ring, to CATAPULT GUILLOTINE Caster with the ring frame! Caster writhes while checking his teeth, and FTR SCISSOR FINGER! Fans aren’t sure what to make of that as AEW goes picture in picture.

Cash mocks the fans with the scissor fingers while Billy checks Caster. Dax shouts at him to get back, then he puts Caster in the ring. Dax storms up on Caster and BOOTS him down! Tag to Cash, and Dax bumps Caster off Cash’s knees. Caster staggers, Cash CHOPS him! And CHOPS again! Caster flops over and Cash soaks up the cheers and jeers. Caster gest to ropes, Cash is on him with a EuroUpper! Cash flexes and then drags Caster up to snapmare. Cash clamps on a chinlock and he thrashes Caster around. Caster endures as Cash grinds him down into the mat. Caster fights up, throws body shots, but Cash shoves and RAMS into him!

Cash headlocks, then short arm LARIATS Caster down! Tag to Dax, he drops a leg, then covers, TWO! Dax drags Caster up and around, for a BIG back suplex! Tag to Cash, he stays between Caster and Bowens, and he sits Caster up for the chinlock. Caster endures again as Cash grinds him back down. Fans rally, Caster fights up, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Caster throws body shots, arm-drags free, but Cash KNEES Caster down! Cash brings Caster up to CHOP him, then he hoists Caster to the top rope. Cash ROCKS Caster, CHOPS him, then climbs up after him. Caster resists, throws body shots, and fans fire up!

Caster shoves Cash down! Caster adjusts, CROSSBODIES, and both men are down! Austin is thunderous as both men crawl. Team Double Jay all critique what they’re seeing, wanting someone to capitalize. Hot tag from Cash to Dax! Dax stays between The Acclaimed and he DECKS Caster! Dax takes a swing on Bowens but he avoids it, and then Dax turns around into a BIG back drop! Hot tag to Bowens! Bowens rallies on FTR with haymakers and elbows! Bowens kicks Dax low, then CLUBS and CLUBS and ELBOWS and CLUBS away on Dax! Fans fire up with Bowens and he dodges Cash to mule kick, front KICK and FAMOUSER!

Dax returns but Bowens ELBOWS, JABS, CHOPS and SUPERKICKS Dax down! Bowens runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and Bowens grows frustrated. Billy coaches him through it and fans are dueling. Bowens watches Dax rise, to mule kick, front KICK and FAM- NO, Dax slips out to GERMAN SUPELX! Dax holds on to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Dax drags Bowens up again, but Bowens switches! They go to ropes, O’Conner, TWO and Cash is there! Bowens stops from running into Cash, but then Dax rushes in! Bowens moves, Dax stops from running into Cash! Bowens runs in, Dax moves, and Bowens does run into Cash!

Cash goes down, Bowens wobbles, Dax O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Dax stops himself in time from hitting buckles, but he turns around into a fireman’s carry! USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and Bowens is beside himself! Fans are thunderous all over again! Bowens drags Dax up, ducks his haymaker, but Cash tags in before the atomic drop! Bowens elbows Cash, ROCKS Dax, then wrenches Dax’s arm. Dax ROCKS Bowens, reels him in, Cash goes up! SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Bowens survives and FTR can’t believe it! Cash cools off, he drags Bowens around and tags in Dax.

Fans rally for Bowens but FTR drag Bowens up again. They double suplex, but Caster SPEARS Cash! Bowens cradles Dax, TWO!!! Bowens ROLLING ELBOWS Dax down, then tags Caster! They roll Dax into Caster’s wheelbarrow, Bowens runs around, WHEELBARROW CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!!! Dax survives again and The Acclaimed can’t believe it! The Acclaimed hurry as fans duel again. Caster drags Dax up, coordinates with Bowens, but Dax slips out of the bomb! Dax BOOTS Caster into Bowens! Bowens falls out, Cash slides in! Dax whips, but Caster fights the flapjack! Bowens shoves Cash into Dax!

Dax stays up and swings on Caster, but Caster dodges! Caster gets Dax up, but now Dax fights the flapjack! Cash CLOBBERS Bowens! Dax sunset flips, Caster rolls through and runs at Dax! Dax POSTS Caster with that! And then the BIG RIG!!! Cover, Bowens breaks it in time!!! Fans are shocked and FTR cannot believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Cash watches Bowens on the apron. Cash runs in to BLAST him to the railing! Dax drags Caster up, he hoists Caster up top then tags Cash. Dax climbs up after Caster while Cash goes to the other corner. But Bowens DECKS Dax! Cash leaps but into the ARRIVAL!! Caster adjusts, for the MIC DROP FLOP!!

Cash avoids disaster, but Bowens CLOBBERS Dax! Bowens swings at Cash, but into a Gory Especial, and GORY BOMB!! Caster rolls Cash up! TWO!! Caster BOOTS Cash, CHOPS him, but Cash DISCUS LARIATS!! Cover, TWO!! Cash drags Caster up, short arm LARIAT! And then another short arm LARIAT! Cash reels Caster in, hauls him up, POWERBOMB! Jackknife, but Caster rolls it through!! THE ACCLAIMED WIN!!!

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

FTR is shocked! Caster & Bowens win by the skin of their teeth, but all it takes is a moment! But to show respect to Cash & Dax, they offer up the scissor fingers. FTR join in on a HUGE SCISSORING! But then from the back, the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are sarcastically clapping. Austin tells FTR, “So close! Legacy, bye-bye. And Colten, the fans thought we would get involved? Haha, no. You guys are TRASH!” Colten says, “But Austin, they’ve had a pretty good year. And we don’t want it to end yet. So we got you guys some Christmas presents.”

Austin & Colten bring out a couple stockings, and Austin reads the card. “Oh, it looks like it’s written in blood. It’s from… DEM BOYS! The Briscoe Bros! Saturday, Final Battle!” But wait, there’s more! In the stockings, Austin & Colten bring out DOG COLLARS!! The Briscoes want a Double Dog Collar Tag Team Match! “Merry Christmas, b*tch!!” Jay & Mark Briscoe threw out the challenge, and FTR are all for it! But will the three-belt champions soon lose one of those in the most brutal way possible?


My Thoughts:

A pretty awesome episode for AEW here as a go-home to a lot of things going on under the AEW umbrella. For one, great battle royal to open the night. I knew Starks would win but AEW still does a great job with the chaotic nature of battle royals, and in using them to give us a lot of story at once. I bet Jungle Boy moves on from Luchasaurus & Christian Cage (for now) by taking on The Firm after that just nasty looking apron choke slam JB took from Morrissey. Plus, there was a lot going on with Matt Hardy and Ethan Page, Hardy is going to be conflicted all the way until the moment Hardy can’t take it anymore and he rebels against The Firm.

Then after the win, Starks and MJF have an amazing promo. Starks tore into MJF, but because Starks stood tall tonight, I’m pretty sure MJF retains his title and diamond ring. A bit of a shame for Starks then, but he’s proven himself a world title picture guy, so surely Starks finds his way back around during MJF’s “reign of terror.” Great promos from Darby and Joe ahead of their title match, and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone take a powerslam to bare concrete and still wrestle. I figured Joe would retain, though, as he now has Wardlow coming for him. Joe VS Juice happens at Final Battle, Joe surely retains there, too, and then I think we get Joe VS Wardlow for Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash. Joe can try ducking Wardlow but he can’t duck him for three months to get to AEW Revolution.

Speaking of one of the things to come out of the battle royal, I like that Cassidy and Kip had an interaction. But at the same time, Kip using what happened in the battle royal as an excuse not to face Cassidy for Rampage was pretty good Heel stuff. Cassidy could be facing just about anyone with Kip able to bring anyone in, but I would love if they used this moment to bring Miro back. There’s a lot of reasons why, from Kip being the guy who brought Miro into AEW to begin with, and Miro wanting the All-Atlantic Championship from how he almost had that title in the first place. And that’d be something to make Rampage an amazing episode.

Good promos from Hayter, Saraya and Britt, and I like that Hayter wants to be a fighting champion. She helped hype up Shida VS Bunny, and now that the winner gets a title match, that’s going to be even better stuff. I think Shida wins to retain, and then Shida and Hayter can have a big match for one of the holiday episodes. Britt challenging Saraya for a match in January is pretty interesting stuff, and of course it’s a tag match so Britt doesn’t have to face Saraya 1v1. I think Saraya ends up bringing Toni Storm into that match, and there’s a way to get them all into the title scene. I would love if this led to Britt VS Hayter to give us the story they could’ve/should’ve before.

Good match from The Baddies VS Kiera, Skye & Rayne. It was rather awkward booking that Kiera tags in right as she was doing great, but someone needed to take that loss other than her. Jade stays undefeated but Kiera could be the one they’ll build into taking the TBS Championship off her. Kiera is also returning to her “Fire” look from Women of Wrestling, so that’s pretty cool. Kiera and Jade can go full Starfire VS Blackfire from the Teen Titans and that’d be a great little nod to both their nerdier sides given all of Jade’s great cosplay ring gears for her big matches. Now, sadly, Bow Wow might still be a distraction for Jade, but at least Kiera will be someone we’ve seen in AEW and not someone brand new brought in just to beat Jade.

Great promo from Moxley to call out Hangman while hyping up BCC VS JAS. And good promo from Jericho to hype up his match with Claudio. Great tag match as well, and BCC winning out makes sense. The go-home math adds up to where JAS finds a way to retain the titles. Regal having a video message that was rather “If you’re seeing this, I’m dead” trope. But I’m a little perplexed by Regal’s logic, and by the BCC more or less shrugging it off. I thought it would’ve been more effective if someone attacked during that moment but I supposed that’d be too much given BCC VS JAS has to still wrap up. Moxley VS Konosuke will be great stuff, but Moxley is surely winning, and then Hangman probably comes out to make a challenge for Winter is Coming or New Year’s Smash.

Really good promo from The House of Black, and who knows who they’ll face first, because it’s all to bide their time until Death Triangle VS The Elite settles. Then the House can go after the AEW Trios Champions for the next feud. And then we got an awesome tag team championship main event. Acclaimed VS FTR was borderline PPV level, but I’m honestly surprised The Acclaimed won. This really should’ve been a bigger moment than it was treated, because we were then just given the Ass Boys being the proxies to the Briscoes. This is sadly a spotlight on how Tony Khan isn’t able to handle both companies at once, because one, should we not have had FTR VS Gunn Sons by this point? The Gunns have been pestering FTR for so long, they should get a shot at the ROH titles!

Yes, Briscoes VS FTR Part 3 with dog collars is going to be awesome stuff that makes Final Battle even better, but c’mon. Unless FTR is dropping those belts to Briscoes, it’s going to be even worse when the Ass Boys take the titles off them. I know FTR has been busy with the other two belts of theirs, but c’mon. The Gunns were mocking FTR a couple months ago at Battle of the Belts 4, that should’ve given us a promo of the two teams arguing, an ROH tag title match happens, and there, done. Ass Boys get their shot, they miss, they move on to try the AEW World Tag titles because The Firm wants all sorts of belts.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (12/6/22)

Atlantic City gets Dark!

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Anyone feeling luck in the Dark?

With AEW Dynamite tomorrow and ROH Final Battle this weekend, Dark brings out Dalton Castle & The Boys! Will the ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions find worthy opponents in time for December 10th?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Justin Corino, Jaden Valo & Defarge; Castle & The Boys win.
  • Leva Bates VS Abadon; Abadon wins.
  • Brian Cage VS Leon Ruffin; Cage wins.
  • Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt VS The Brick City Boyz; Lethal & Singh win.
  • Athena VS B3CCA; Athena wins.
  • Trent Beretta w/ Chuck Taylor VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Trent wins.

QUICK NOTES

A shorter card here, and from way back a month ago when AEW was in Atlantic City ahead of Full Gear. Dalton Castle & The Boys are in action on this episode because per last night’s Elevation, they more or less called out The Embassy. Castle & The Boys VS Cage & The Gates of Agony probably ends up a Final Battle preshow match, and I feel like that would/should be the time The Embassy takes those titles. Castle & The Boys have been great ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions, but The Embassy is going to look like a joke if they can’t get a pin off one of the Boys.


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