AEW Dark has the Powerhouse, Mr. Platinum and PAC!
Before putting Christian Cage to the test, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs will tune up against the #EmpBRUH! Will Hobbs show what a real workhorse looks like?
- Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Will Allday; Janela wins.
- Tag Careers on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Ryzin & John Skyler; SCU wins and stays a tag team.
- Big Swole & KiLynn King w/ Red Velvet VS The MK Twins, Ashley & Steff; Swole & King win.
- The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Brick Aldridge & Cole Karter; Butcher & Blade win.
- Sonny Kiss w/ Joey Janela VS Jake Manning; Kiss wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jay Lyon, Midas Black, & Ken Broadway; The Dark Order wins.
- Billy Gunn w/ Austin & Colton Gunn VS Andrew Palace; Billy wins.
- Fuego Del Sol VS Dante Martin; Martin wins.
- Diamante VS Queen Aminata; Diamante wins.
- The Varsity Blondes VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett; The Varsity Blondes win.
- Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowers VS Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order; Caster wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Baron Black; Hobbs wins.
- PAC w/ The Lucha Bros VS Dean Alexander; Pac wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks on Dark!
“A lot of people say, ‘Jungle Boy and Darby Allin are a lot alike.’ I do not see that. I do see that one bit. Look at you, Jungle Boy. You show up with a smile on your face from ear to ear, shaking everyone’s hand, just being everyone’s friend. I am not here for friendships, I am here for championships. You wanna know why? Because I see through everyone’s shit!” Everyone will tell you what you want to hear, but you need to realize a lot of those people are just fake a-holes waiting for when the time comes to stab you in the back.
Darby will tell JB the exact opposite. Darby wants JB to show up on Dynamite the man Darby knows he can be. You have to be able to turn that switch to be TNT Champion and fight Darby! Don’t show up if you’re going to be all smiles and fake. “Jungle Boy, you wanna win this championship? Turn that switch.” Will Jungle Boy accept what Darby is saying? Or will he choose to do things his way, no matter what happens?
Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Will Allday!
The Bad Boy has the Concrete Rose by his side as the road trip to the top continues in the Dark! Will Janela bring an end to Allday to make this his night?
The bell rings and Allday circles with Janela as fans rally. They tie up, Janela wrenches, wristlocks, but Allday rolls and rolls and handsprings to wrench back! Janela WRINGS Allday out, then swaggers about. Janela offers a handshake but Allday knows it’s bait and he ducks the slap! Allday fires off palm strikes and a forearm, then ducks and dodges, but runs into a pop-up! But he turns it into a RANA! Allday runs corner to corner but Janela BOOTS him away! Janela goes up and gets Allday for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans rally as Allday flounders to a corner. Janela gets Allday up to CHOP him, then stalks him to a corner for another CHOP!
Allday staggers along ropes, Janela whips him corner to corner, then runs corner to corner but is put on the apron. Allday HOTSHOT STUNNERS! Allday runs and DIVES, direct hit sends Janela into railing! Fans are divided as Allday puts Janela in the ring and climbs up top. Allday SWANTONS but FLOPS as Janela moves! Janela covers, TWO! Janela gets Allday up, whips him and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Allday sits up in a daze, Janela snapmares him and KICKS him in the back! Allday sputters and Janela grins as he sits Allday up, for another KICK! Is Janela flipping the bird to the ceiling, the sky or to God?
Janela drags Allday up and GERMAN SUPLEXES, but Allday lands on his feet! Janela turns around into Allday’s dropkick! Janela staggers into a fireman’s carry and Allday spins for a SWINGING GTS! Janela stays up to LARIAT! Janela gets Allday up but Allday blocks the suplex to hit a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans build to a rally! The standing count climbs, Janela sits up in a daze now and Kiss coaches him up. Allday aims but Janela SUPERKICKS first! Allday SUPERKICKS anyway! Janela SUPERKIKCS again! Janela gets around Allday to GERMAN him into buckles! Cover, TWO!! Allday survives and Janela is beside himself!
Janela goes to a corner, climbs up top, and he gets the fans fired up, but Allday GAMANGIRIS! Then SUPER STEINERS! Janela staggers up into Allday’s LEAPING FOREARMS! Allday fires up and he goes to a corner. Allday climbs, Janela runs over but Allday leaps over. Janela keeps after him but Allday sends him into buckles! Janela staggers back as Allday goes up, SUPER QUEBRADA! But wait, did Janela make it a last second cutter?! Janela is up and he pulls down the straps as he fires back up! Janela drags Allday up, reels him in and fireman’s to the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, Janela wins!
Winner: Joey Janela, by pinfall
Too bad for Allday, but Janela is a bad, bad boy every day! Will this help Janela & Kiss climb up the ranks? Or will the road trip to the top never end?
Tag Careers on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Ryzin & John Skyler!
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian have cracked the AEW Tag Division top five, but it could all far apart with one loss! Will they keep The Addiction alive against the Priest of Sin and the Southern Savior?
The teams sort out, the Heavy Metal Rebel starts against Skyler, and fans rally up as the two circle. Kaz and Skyler tie up, are in a deadlock then break. Skyler shoves, Kaz shoves and they tie up again. They go around, Kaz gets Skyler down to a knee and then gets the top wristlock. Skyler fights up, wrenches through to a hammerlock, but Kaz reaches back. Kaz spins to back drop but Skyler sunset flips, but Kaz slips through to get the headlock! Fans rally as Kaz grinds the hold, but Skyler fights up and pops out the back to have a cording hold. Kaz gets up, Skyler wrenches but Kaz rolls to get free. Skyler ROCKS Kaz with a right then eggs him on, so Kaz ROCKS him, then CHOPS and CHOPS again!
Kaz whips, Skyler blocks the hip toss but Kaz gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Kaz glares at Ryzin to keep him back, and then gets Skyler over to the SCU corner. Kaz bumps Skyler off Daniels’ boot, then tags him in. Daniels snap suplexes, covers, ONE! Daniels keeps his cool and brings Skyler up. Daniels whips, Skyler kicks back, headbutts low and EuroUppers! Tag to Ryzin, and he runs in to run the Fallen Angel over! Ryzin shouts, “Hail Ryzin!” Ryzin runs but Daniels gets him for an EXPLODER! Daniels drags Ryzin up, snapmares him and tags in Kaz. Daniels slingshots for an elbow drop, Kaz slingshots for the leg drop. Skyler runs in but Kaz intercepts with a CHOP, and a back suplex!
Kaz and Ryzin brawl, Kaz knees low and CLUBS Ryzin on the back. Kaz CHOPS Ryzin again and again, then throws haymakers. Kaz runs but Skyler gets a cheap shot in! Kaz DECKS Skyler, ducks Ryzin but Ryzin comes back with a calf kick! Ryzin DECKS Daniels, eggs him on, and then uses the distraction so that he and Skyler can stomp Kaz down! Tag to Skyler, he snapmares Kaz and wraps on a chinlock. Kaz fights up as fans rally, and he throws body shots to get free. Skyler CLUBS Kaz, whips him and RAMS him in the ropes, then shoves him hard into buckles! Skyler fireman’s carries for a ROLLING SENTON! Cover, TWO!
Skyler shouts at Daniels that SCU sucks! He tags in Ryzin, they get Kaz up and they whip him to a corner. Skyler whips Ryzin in and Ryzin clotheslines, then bumps Kaz off buckles! Ryzin lines it up and KICKS Kaz out of the corner! Ryzin gives Kaz his last rites but misses the splash! Kaz CLOBBERS Ryzin, and tags in Daniels! Skyler gets in but Daniels clobbers him! Daniels rallies on Ryzin and hit a BIG back drop! Skyler returns but Daniels kicks him to the STO! Fans fire up with Daniels and he runs to forearm smash Skyler! Daniels whips Skyler towards Ryzin but Skyler reverses, only for Daniels to forearm smash Ryzin!
Skyler runs in, Daniels BOOTS him, then Daniels has Ryzin, BULLDOG CLOTHESLINE COMBO! Fans fire up again as Daniels tags in Kaz. SCU double whips Ryzin, double hip toss for the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, but Skyler breaks it! Daniels and Skyler brawl, Skyler gets the edge and whips but Daniels sends Skyler into Kaz’s BOOT! SCU hits a HIGH LOW! Ryzin staggers into the gut wrench, Daniels goes up, BEST MELTZER EVER!! Cover, SCU wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
One more win, and one more week Daniels & Kaz are a team! Will they keep going all the way to winning those AEW World Tag Team Championships? Or will they stumble and fall when they least expect it?
Big Swole & KiLynn King w/ Red Velvet VS The MK Twins, Ashley & Steff!
The winning combination is back at it again, though Velvet lost to Jade Cargill on Dynamite. Will Swole & King get up and give the newest recruits to AEW a “warm” welcome?
The teams sort out, and Swole starts against Steff. They circle, fans rally up, and they tie up. Steff powers Swole back but Swole gets around to waistlock. Steff tries to pry free but Swole spins her to a headlock. Steff powers up to get the headlock for herself, but Swole throws body shots. Swole powers out, Steff runs her over! Swole kips up, things speed up, Swole drops and hurdles but Steff blocks hip toss to give a hip toss, only for Swole to handspring through! Swole arm-drags Steff, hits low and ROCKS her with an elbow! Swole puts Steff in the corner, tags King, and they double whip Steff to ropes. Swole trips Steff for King to basement dropkick! Cover, ONE!!
Steff gets up and gets in King’s face, but she cools off to tag in Ashley. Ashley runs but King waistlocks, to ripcord and whip. King runs in to uppercut Ashley, then fires off back elbows! King trips Ashley, runs corner to corner and BASEMENT UPPERCUTS! King drags Ashley to a cover, TWO! King keeps her cool, drags Ashley up but Ashley throws body shots and haymakers! King knees low, CLUBS Ashley, and then brings Ashley around to whpi., Ashely reverses, King goes up and out to shoulder back in! King sunset filps, Ashley rolls through but staggers. Ashley ducks a king and rolls King into ropes! Swole protests as Steff grabs King but the ref is busy keeping Swole back!
The MK Twins mug King at the ropes! Swole finally backs down and Ashley puts King in the corner. Tag to Steff and the MK Twins double whip to double body blow! The MK Twins double suplex King, then double somersault to double MULE KICKS! Cover, TWO!! King survives but Steff wraps her right up in a chinlock. Fans rally as King endures and fights up. King fights back but Steff CLUBS her down! Steff tags Ashley in, the MK Twins whip King into the corner, but King brokes their double clothesline! King tries to get to Swole but the MK Twins whip her backwards into the corner! Ashley stomps King down, tags Steff in, and Steff lines up and hits a mule kick!
Steff taunts Swole, shouts out to the Uce, but misses the hip attack! King hurries, reaches for Swole, but Steff drags her away! King gets up to ENZIGURI free! Both women are down and fans rally up, hot tags to Ashley and Swole! Swole sees Ashley coming and hits the step-in CUTTER! Steff returns but gets a BOOT! Ashley kicks low, whips but Swole reverses to run and uppercut in the corner! Swole headlocks Ashley, BULLDOG DROPKICK combo on the MK Twins! Cover but Steff breaks it! King goes after Steff, throws her out hard, and Swole fires off on Ashley! Swole misses the roundhouse but hits the HEADBUTT!
Swole staggers, but she dodges Ashley, King ROUNDHOUSES for Swole’s DIRTY DANCING! Cover, Swole & King win!
Winners: Big Swole & KiLynn King, by pinfall
The #SwoleKings and Velvet celebrate with a #Swolecarena as the winning ways continue! Will these three all be climbing up the rankings together as the Spring warms up into the Summer?
Ricky Starks speaks.
“With ten straight single wins compared to Hangman’s seven, I should be the #1 ranked wrestler in AEW. But the overall rankings say different. And if there’s one thing that I’ve noticed about Adam Page, is that every time he is on the top, he falls to pressure. When I’m under pressure, I make diamonds.” It’s about time that Ricky Starks makes his way to the top, and for Hangman to move over for someone who is Absolute. How many chances should someone get? Hangman walks around with a bull’s eye on his back, waiting for someone to knock him down. “Well, Page. I’ll be your huckleberry.” This is going to be an absolute shoot-out, but who will be left standing when the dust settles?
The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Brick Aldridge & Cole Karter!
Big Money Matt was there as Private Party cashed in big on the Dark Order, but the wolves are hungry! Will Andy Williams & Braxton Sutter sink their teeth into Brick & Cole and turn them into dirt and dust?
The teams sort out and Butcher starts with Karter. They circle, tie up, and Butcher knees low and CLUBS Karter down! Butcher whips, then CLOBBERS Karter with a back elbow! Butcher drags Karter back up, CLUBS him into a BACKBREAKER! Tag to Blade, he kicks Karter to a corner and stomps away! The ref counts, Blade digs his boots in but lets off as the ref counts 4. Blade then digs his fingers into Karter’s face, and scrapes Karter’s face with his boot! Fans boo but the HFO cheer Blade on. Tag to Butcher, the mercs whip Karter to DOUBLE SHOULDER him down! Butcher drags Karter up, CHOPS him to the corner, then stomps him to a corner.
Butcher ROCKS Karter with a right, then chokes him on the ropes! The ref counts, Butcher bumps Karter off buckles and tags in Blade. Blade throws Karter out and then distracts the ref so the HFO can stomp away! Bunny Allie laughs at Karter before Isiah Kassidy puts Karter in. Blade brings Karter up, Karter fires off body shots and haymakers but Blade blocks the suplex for a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Blade drags Karter back, tags Butcher in, and they mug Karter with heavy hands. Butcher drags Karter up, ROCKS him with a right, then CHOPS him in the corner! Karter flounders around, Butcher runs around the way and clotheslines through the back elbow!
Butcher goes again but Karter’s elbow hits this time! Karter dodges, and hot tags Brick! Brick dodges Butcher to fire off heavy haymakers! Brick backs Butcher down but Blade tags in. Butcher reverses the whip and Blade CLOBBERS him! Butcher DECKS Karter, and they give Brick DRAG THE LAKE!! Cover, the HFO wins!
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall
Big Money Matt is so proud of his heavy hitters. Another win for the Hardy Family Office, another 30% for Hardy’s pockets. Will Butcher & Blade dominate the top five to take 100% of the AEW World Tag Team Championships from the Young Bucks?
Ryan Nemeth meets with Cezar Bononi & JD Drake backstage.
The Hollywood Hunk says that, “We all know you’re a little reluctant to become a sexy wingman,” to which the Beautiful Bononi says only Nemeth thinks that. And the Blue Collar Badass says he already IS sexy as hell. Yes, and Nemeth respects that. But just keep an open mind. They got him- No, Nemeth got him… some new stuff that Nemeth wants JD to try. JD is willing to do that much. Nemeth first shows him a very shiny, silky shirt for the club, and JD says it looks like it came out of a tackle box. Did Nemeth get this from Bass Pro Shop? This sheer makes it look like a shiny casting net! You throw it in the lake, pull it back, it’s full of fish. Nemeth doesn’t understand a lot of that but is sure JD will like it better when he’s wearing it.
Okay, moving on to option number two. This is a combo top and bottom, floral print suit that they’re sure JD will love. JD doesn’t mind this, but Bononi again defends this is all Nemeth’s idea. JD says he can pull this off! It doesn’t matter what Bononi thinks! Alright, so let’s put that in the “maybe” pile. JD says he’d even wear that bowling and beat Bononi at bowling. Option three is a mesh hoodie. Is this from Marky Mark? JD is not a New Kid on the Block! Bononi wouldn’t even wear it! Nemeth says they think JD would be sexy in this. Bononi again says it’s Nemeth who thinks that, and JD realizes Bononi doesn’t think JD is sexy. What isn’t sexy about a hard working man?
No, that’s not what Bononi was getting at. JD is taking this all wrong. JD says according to his sexy Apple Watch, he’s gonna prove Bononi wrong like he’s proving people wrong his whole life! So he’s going with option three? Yep! And even the other two, just to make a point to Bononi! JD Drake vows he can be sexy, and Nemeth says mission accomplished with their “good cop, bad cop” style. Just think about it: Wingman! Bononi isn’t going to say that at all. But will Bononi be made to eat his words when JD returns?
Sonny Kiss w/ Joey Janela VS Jake Manning!
The Bad Boy got a win, now let’s see if the Concrete Rose can follow in kind! Will Kiss be something The Man Scout isn’t prepared for?
Manning gets some last minute tips from his scout manual before he gets in the ring with Kiss. They circle at the bell, and Manning kicks low! Manning CLUBS Kiss down, then brings Kiss up to back suplex. Kiss lands on his feet and RANAS Manning away! Kiss runs corner to corner to handspring, but into Manning’s knees! Manning goes up but Kiss gets him with the SUPER STEINER! And then the SCREW HIGH KICK, to a fireman’s carry and SPLIT-STUNNER! Manning salutes as he falls, and Kiss covers, and WINS!
Winner: Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
It seems Manning might’ve needed to read up more on Kiss because he didn’t see any of that coming! Kiss gets a mic to say, “When I came to AEW, I vowed to do two things: shake some ass, and kick some ass!” Kiss remembers like it was yesterday: 2/7/2019 and the Double or Nothing ticket party! Kiss said AEW is for everyone, and every time he gets in this ring, he earns the right to call himself ALL ELITE! Throw out all your notions about Kiss, because the games are over! Kiss IS the Concrete Rose, and it’s a wrap! Put that in an envelope, and seal it with a Kiss! Is the Concrete Rose about to show his thorns as things heat up in AEW?
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Jay Lyon, Midas Black, & Ken Broadway!
Evil Uno, Stu Grayson & Preston Vance combine for a one-two-ten combo! Will it be a winner winner, Chili’s dinner for the faction?
The trios sort out, Uno starts against Lyon. They circle, fans rally up and that steak is back. Uno wants to hold on a second, and he reaches for the steak, but Lyon gets defensive. They circle, tie up, and Lyon wrenches to a wristlock. Uno spins through to headlock, but Lyon powers out. Uno runs back in but Lyon dodges to shoulder Uno! Uno comes back to run Lyon over! Things speed up, Lyon jumps but into an atomic drop! Uno snatches the steak, throws it down, and Lyon pounces on it, for Uno to stomp Lyon’s hands! Lyon scrambles away and tags in Broadway. Broadway and Uno circle, they feel out the grapple, but Broadway takes a second to get the fans fired up for “SQUAD~!”
Broadway and Uno knuckle lock but Uno kicks low and wrenches. Tag to Stu, the Dark Order OG hand-off the wrench and Stu whips Broadway into Uno’s boot! Stu uppercuts, Uno BOOTS, and Stu PENALTY KICKS! Stu keeps on Broadway in a corner, brings him around but Broadway throws body shots and a CHOP! Stu doesn’t flinch! Instead, Stu clinches for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Stu kips up, Broadway tags Midas and Midas climbs up to leap! But Stu catches him for an URENAGE! Stu looms over Midas and drags him up to bring him over. Tag to Uno, and Uno tags Vance, and Midas shoves Stu but Uno blocks the kick to give to Vance.
Uno JABS Midas, Vance runs him over, and then Stu runs for Vance to FLAPJACK him onto Midas! Negative One loves the combo work, and Vance suplexes Midas up to hold him up for… TEN! Midas flounders, Vance drags him away but Midas throws body shots. Midas dropkicks, hot tags Broadway, and he runs but into Vance’s back drop! Broadway lands on his feet, throws hands and whips and nae naes or whatever that is. Broadway whips, Vance reverses but Broadway kicks him away! Broadway brings out a fat stack to throw it at Vance, and then he does the Milli Rock into Vance’s clotheslines!
Negative One and the ref both gather up the cash as Vance whips Broadway to a corner. Vance DECKS Midas then KNEES Broadway! Lyon runs in but into the ripcord CUTTER! Broadway elbows Vance away, runs but into the SPINEBUSTER! Tag to Uno and then tag to Stu. Midas runs in but into the pop-up Electric Chair to POWERBOMB! They roll Midas back, wheelbarrow BOOSTED GERMAN! Tag back to Uno, he gets Broadway up as Stu climbs, FATALITY!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Who knows how much cash Negative One scooped up, but this win was big money for the Dark Order! Will the Dark Order get even with Big Money Matt and his HFO in the near future?
Billy Gunn w/ Austin & Colton Gunn VS Andrew Palace!
After Elevation, Papa Gunn is fuming over QT Marshall being a punk! Will Billy make an example out of The Flex before going after The Factory?
The bell rings and Billy ties up with Palace to put him in a corner. Billy stomps away, throws hands on Palace, then stomps more. The ref counts, Billy lets off, and Palace flounders up for Billy to scoop and hit a BACKBREAKER! Palace writhes to an apron and Billy is right after him. Billy gets Palace up but Palace hotshots him! Palace runs, ducks and dodges but Billy throws him out hard! Palace tries to figure out where he is as Billy goes out after him. Billy bumps Palace off railing, then throws him into more railing! Billy stalks Palace as the ref counts, and he puts Palace in, making sure we see the shiner from QT.
Billy stalks Palace, drags him up, but Palace throws hands, a back hand and an enziguri! Palace runs, but into a SNAP SCOOP SLAM! Billy gets Palace up, writes “QT” in the air and hits a FAMOUSER! Cover, Billy wins!
Winner: Billy Gunn, by pinfall
QT better have been watching, because these two are going to have it out on Dynamite! Billy gets a mic to say, “QT Marshall, you called down the thunder, now you got it!” Wednesday Night Dynamite, there will be no place to hide! Will the Factory regret getting Billy all fired up?
Fuego Del Sol VS Dante Martin!
The Fire of the Sun takes on Angel Dorado, and things could be getting fast and furious! Will Fuego finally hit his beloved tornado DDT? Or will one-half of the Coldest Tag Team in the Game put Fuego on ice?
The bell rings and Martin shakes hands with Fuego to show there is respect here. They tie up, Martin headlocks, and Fuego endures the grind to power up, but he can’t power out as Martin holds tight. Martin hits a headlock takeover, Fuego makes it a cover, ONE! Fuego rolls to slip out and facelock, but Martin wrenches out to hammerlock. Fuego rolls, headscissors but Martin shoves him away to flip him over. Fuego kips up but Martin kicks and wrenches to yank the arm! Martin uses his leg to hook Fuego’s head and spin him, to then shift and cravat and throw some knees! Martin snapmares but Fuego handsprings through, only for Martin to trip him.
Martin runs, Fuego dodges the kick, both men deflect and block the other’s kicks, Martin spins Fuego but Fuego headbutts low and HEEL KICKS Martin down! Cover, TWO!! Martin survives that sharp shot but Fuego has him in the corner. Fuego throws body shots and haymakers, CHOPS him hard, but Martin kicks back. Fuego fires off more body shots, then a EuroUpper! Martin kicks Fuego in the leg again then gets away. Fuego storms over to hit Martin with forearms but Martin fires off haymakers and CHOPS! Fuego jawbreakers, runs corner to corner, and RAMS his shoulder in! Fuego whips corner to corner but Martin reverses.
Fuego goes up and over, things speed up as Martin ducks to then CLOBBER Fuego! And dropkick! And SPIKE-RANA! Fuego staggers, Martin catches his kick to trip him up and get the foot. Fuego kicks him away but Martin comes back to spin and trap the leg, HALF CRAB! Fuego gets a ropebreak and Martin lets go, and fans cheer this high-speed technical exchange. Martin runs but into Fuego’s elbow. Fuego goes up but Martin uppercuts first! Martin climbs up top, Fuego shoves him away but Martin flips to land on his feet, and jumps right back! Fuego trips Martin up, ROCKS him into a Tree of Woe, then stands up to WOE STOMP!
Martin is still stuck, Fuego goes to the other corner, for a COAST2COAST!! Fuego drags Martin to a cover, TWO!! Martin survives and shocks Fuego! Fans fire up as Fuego drags Martin back up. Fuego reels Martin in, climbs the corner, TORNADO- NO! Martin powers out, Fuego ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! Martin goes back to the corner, goes back up top, and 450 SPLASHES! Cover, Martin wins!
Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall
Fuego couldn’t stay hot and Dante gets a big win on behalf of Top Flight! Will Angel Dorado stay frosty while his brother Darrius continues his recovery?
Diamante VS Queen Aminata!
The Cuban Diamond is going solo but maybe that’s all she needs to truly shine! Will she become a contender all on her own in the Dark?
The bell rings and Diamante rushes Aminata with a SHOTGUN DROPKCIK! Diamante fires off on Aminata with haymakers and stomps, the ref counts and Diamante lets off. Diamante comes back but Aminata shoves her, only for Diamante to DECK her! Diamante stomps Aminata more, lets off again and brings Aminata up. Diamante forearms and whips but Aminata reverses to snapmare and KICK! Diamante grits her teeth, blocks the boot and waistlocks, but Aminata elbows free, only for Diamante to ROCK her with an uppercut! Diamante snap suplexes for una amiga! And then another for dos amigas! And the third for Three Amigas! Cover, TWO!
Diamante rains down rights, lets off as the ref reprimands about closed fists, and then Diamante brings Aminata back up. Aminata fires off haymakers, and Diamante likes that! Diamante and Aminata trade forearms, Aminata gets the edge but Diamante blocks. Aminata dodges to SUPERKICK! Aminata BUZZSAWS Diamante, then fires up with the blood in her mouth, only to miss the boot! Diamante wheelbarrows to a STUNNER! Aminata staggers into a corner, and Diamante HESITATION DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Aminata survives and Diamante seethes, but fans rally up as she drags Ainata. Aminata cradle counters, TWO!
Diamante gets around, Aminata swings but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Diamante reels Aminata in for a short arm clothesline, then another! Diamante isn’t done, she straitjackets to the ARMBAR!! Aminata taps, Diamante wins!
Winner: Diamante, by submission
Diamante has another facet in her game, and has another win under her belt! Will she be climbing up behind the top five and be ready to strike whoever is champion after Dynamite’s Shida VS Conti?
The Varsity Blondes VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett!
Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. have been heating up at the right time, and could be just outside the AEW Tag Division’s top five! Will the Ivy League & Bulletproof BPJ prove they’re worthy of a top stop in the Dark?
The teams sort out, BPJ starts with Backlund and they circle. They tie up, BPJ headlocks but Backlund powers back, but Griff tags in. The Blondes mug Backlund, CLUB him, then Griff headlocks to a takeover. Backlund rolls to a cover, TWO! Backlund is free but not for long as Griff headlocks and hits another takeover. Backlund fights up, powers out, but Griff runs Backlund over! Cover, ONE, but Griff gets another headlock and takeover. Backlund endures a new grind, fights his way up, and pulls hair while clawing eyes! The ref reprimands but Backlund tags to Sackett. Sackett runs in but into a headlock takeover! Griff grinds, Sackett fights up but BPJ tags in.
Griff scoops and SLAMS Sackett, then helps in the slingshot senton! BPJ helps in the slingshot leg drop! Sackett bails out, Backlund runs in but into a kick, and BPJ hits the swinging neckbreaker! Griff drops a leg, brother! Backlund and Sackett regroup as The Blondes chest bump. BPJ aims, slingshots out but Sackett shoves Backlund to get him clear. BPJ lands on the apron, mule kicks Sackett away, then dares Backlund to do something. BPJ goes back to Sackett and CHOPS him! BPJ puts Sackett in the ring, stalks behind him but Backlund grabs BPJ’s hair! Backlund hotshots BPJ and Sackett FLAPJACKS him! Sackett shakes his arms out and stomps BPJ to then drop elbows.
Sackett drags BPJ up and clubs him, then wrenches to tag in Backlund. Backlund climbs up and drops ax handles on BPJ’s arm! Backlund stalks BPJ and gets the CROSSFACE CHICKEN WING! Just like his great-grandfather’s cousin! BPJ scrambles to the ropes and Backlund lets off as the ref counts. BPJ throws forearms, Backlund shoves him but BPJ hits a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Hot tags to Griff and Sackett! Griff rallies on Sackett, dodges and back drops him! Fans fire up and Griff goes corner to corner for a BIG SPLASH! Then a fireman’s carry to a SAMOAN DRIVER! Cover, but Backlund drags Griff off with the chicken wing!
Griff arm-drags free then BOOTS Backlund down! Griff is after Sackett but Sackett jawbreakers! Fireman’s carry but Griff slips out, shoves and ROLLING ELBOWS Sackett down! Tag to BPJ, the Blondes coordinate, whip and pop-up to a FLYING ASSISTED POWERBOMB! Cover, the Blondes win!
Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall
Griff & BPJ are rolling, but there’s still a long way to go before they’re a top contender! Will they be just outside the top five as AEW heats up?
Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowers VS Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order!
The Acclaimed got a great Showcase on Elevation, but now Platinum is back to work! And that means another killer diss track on his way in! “Platinum Max, and I’m feelin’ like a pimp. And between his legs, Five’s got a little shrimp! Ey yo, I got some intel. You can’t get a date, you’re an incel. Oh wait, it just dawned, Five is the sub and Ten is the dom! And now it all makes sense: you actually like getting abused by your friends! Hey, we all have fetishes, man. I do, too. Mine are cooler, but hey, yours are cool, too.” Will Caster dominate Angels in the ring in the Dark tonight?
The bell rings and Caster circles with Angels. They tie up as fans rally, and they go around for Caster to put Angels in a corner. Caster climbs up just to get in Angels’ face, then lets off to blow Angels a kiss. Angels and Caster circle, tie up, and Caster shoves Angels away. Caster blows more kisses then thrusts the pelvis! Angels gets up and keeps his cool as he circles with Caster. They tie up and Caster knees low and hard! Caster swivels the hips just to show off, and then brings Angels up and around to back suplex. Angels lands on his feet to KICK away on Caster’s leg! Angels stalks but Caster headlocks. Angels powers out, Caster runs him over then scuffs Angels.
Things speed up, Angels hurdles and runs then ducks and dodges, to come back and tilt-o-whirl into a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, ONE! Angels KICKS Caster to a corner, throws haymakers, but Caster throat chops! Caster stalks Angels but Angels stays away then SHOTGUN dropkicks him to a corner! Angels climbs up, rains down left hands, but stops at 5 to smile. Angels flips and dropkicks Caster down! Cover, TWO! Caster gets up, Angels has him on the ropes, but Bowens bails Caster out! The ref reprimands, Bowens hops down and checks on Caster, but Angels goes to the apron to leap over Bowens and CANNONBALL Caster! Angels grins in Bowens’ face then puts Caster in.
Vance walks over to keep Bowens away, Angels goes up and MOONSAULTS, but onto knees! Caster kitchen sink knees Angels down! Caster gets Angels up for a BIG back drop! Cover, TWO! Caster keeps on Angels with another cover, ONE! Caster stomps Angels, digs his boot in, but lets off at 4. Caster “apologizes” to the ref and stalks Angels to ropes. Caster drags Angels up, Angels throws body shots and forearms! Angels ROCKS Caster, and ROCKS him again! Caster trips Angels, rolls him and BOOTS him! Caster seethes as he looms over Angels. Caster drags Angels up, fans rally up, and Caster scoops Angels for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Angels is still in this but Caster rallies the fans. The fans boo instead so he tells them to shut up. Caster whips Angels, kitchen sink but Angels makes it a roll up! TWO, and Caster runs but into a BOOT! Angels elbows Caster, throws him out, and Vance is there. Caster scrambles back in, Angels dodges to ENZIGURI! Angels handsprings, blocks forearms to give forearms and then KICKS Caster down! Fans fire up as Angels hits the “THIS IS GONNA SUCK” CROSSBODY! Angels reels Caster in, STANDING SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Caster survives but Angels doesn’t lose focus. Angels goes to a corner, climbs up top, and leaps, but Caster moves to avoid the splash!
Angels rolls through, comes back to go up the corner and MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Caster lets out a pained scream, Angels reels him i and gets the arms. Caster mule kicks hard and low! Bowens gets the Acclaimed Boombox, but Vance is there! Vance plays defense but Bowens tosses the boombox, and Angels catches it! Vance keeps Bowens back as the ref takes the boombox, but Caster gets his chain! PLATINUM- NO! Angels HEEL KICKS first! Cover, TWO, and Caster caught Angels with the Platinum Fist!! Cover, Caster wins!!
Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall
Bowens gets the chain away so no one notices, too! Will the Acclaimed continue to sneak away with wins until they are in the top five in all of AEW?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Baron Black!
Team Taz’s #AbsoluteMachines won on Elevation, but lets see if they’re running on all three cylinders! Will the #EmpBRUH be just a tune-up before Hobbs handles the “workhorse,” Christian Cage, on Dynamite?
The second Hobbs is in the ring, Baron fires off! The bell rings, Baron uppercuts, but runs into Hobbs’ BODY BLOCK! Hobbs stalks Baron to a corner, throws body shots and haymakers, but lets off as the ref counts. Hobbs TOSSES Baron corner to corner, then watches Baron drag himself up. Hobbs runs in but Baron boots him! Baron uppercuts and CHOPS and BACK HANDS, but Hobbs doesn’t flinch! Hobbs swings, but into an ARM CODE BREAKER! Baron runs, but Hobbs gives him a SPINEBUSTER! The straps come down and Hobbs drags Baron back up. Hobbs grins as he dragon sleepers for the INVERTED DDT! Cover, Hobbs brings Baron up at TWO!
Hobbs mocks Christian Cage looking for the Peeps. Gut wrench and TOWN BUSINESS! Cover, Hobbs wins!
Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall
When you’re a powerhouse, you don’t need to be a workhorse! But will he work Christian over on Dynamite and make him regret rejecting Team Taz’s offer?
PAC w/ The Lucha Bros VS Dean Alexander!
Death Triangle may not have been able to take the AEW World Tag Team Championships off the Young Bucks, but the chase never stops. Will the Bastard use The Sensation as a way to vent his frustrations?
The second Pac gets in the ring, he kicks Alexander in the leg! The bell rings and Pac stomps away in the corner! The ref counts, but he has to pull Pac off the boots! Pac BOOT WASHES Alexander, digs his boots in more, but lets off as the ref counts again, just to come back with more rabid stomps! Alexander might not even be able to continue, but Pac will make it certain! BRUTALIZER!! Alexander is OUT, Pac wins!!
Winner: PAC, by submission
Rey Fenix & Penta get in to convince Pac to let Alexander go. The Bastard isn’t satisfied, but he does get a win in the Dark main event! Will Pac only do worse to the Young Bucks and their allies?
A good Dark, but I always wonder they like squash match main events. I get why Hobbs and Pac each squashed their opponents, but then we should’ve made the main event a solid match like Caster VS Angels. Finishing up with those three matches with those three names as the attraction was great, but Caster VS Angels was more competitive and therefore more fun. Pac squashing a jobber doesn’t make for a surprise, it’s just par for the course. Kiss getting to squash someone was great, it shows AEW is putting some stock into him after two years of him circling the lower midcard. Darby had a good promo to open the night and call out Jungle Boy while setting up their TNT Championship, and I wouldn’t mind seeing if Kiss getting even a little push leads to Kiss getting his shot after JB.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/23/22)
It’s a TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Truly the biggest episode of Rampage ever!
As AEW Grand Slam continues, Rampage holds a Golden Ticket Battle Royal, the winner earning an AEW World Championship match for Dynamite: Cincinnati!
- No Disqualifications Tag: The House of Black VS Darby Allin & Sting; Darby & Sting win.
- Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS Hook & Action Bronson; Hook & Bronson win.
- Wardlow & Samoa Joe VS Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling; Wardlow & Joe win.
- Rey Fenix VS “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry; Jungle Boy wins.
- Eddie Kingston VS Sammy Guevara; Guevara wins, by disqualification.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Diamante w/ Trina; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal: Hangman Page wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship on Tuesday Night Dynamite 10/18.
- Lights Out: Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Starks wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
No Disqualifications Tag: The House of Black VS Darby Allin & Sting!
The Dark Father may be gone, but the House still stands. Brody King & Buddy Matthews still want to settle things with the #RelentlessIcons, will they make Darby & Sting #FadeToBlack? Or will this be the end of their dark crusade?
Wait! Sneaking up behind them from the shadows, it’s Darby and STIIIING! Darby jumps onto Brody for a SLEEPER, and only now do Buddy and Julia notice! Buddy turns around and Sting JAMS him with his baseball bat! The bell rings, Brody THROWS Darby off him and onto the LED ramp! Julia jumps on Sting to have a SLEEPER, but Sting doesn’t care, he just DECKS Buddy! Brody scoops Darby to TOSS him into the ring! Darby flops out of the ring, Sting is in pursuit of Buddy, carrying Julia around like a backpack! Buddy kicks Sting, Brody CLUBS Darby, and Julia lets off Sting so Buddy can drag him to the ramp.
Buddy ROCKS Sting and Sting staggers down the ramp to the ring. Buddy stalks Sting into the ring, and he drags Sting up to whip. Sting reverses to send Buddy out! Sting pursues but Buddy knees low and RAMS Sting into steel steps! Meanwhile, Brody’s set up two tables together at ringside, having confiscated the timekeeper’s table. Buddy goes to bump Sting but Sting bumps Buddy off the apron. Darby fires off on Brody but Brody ROCKS Darby! And CHOPS him! Buddy keeps after Sting while Brody sits Darby up top. Brody CHOPS Darby to the floor! Then he AX HANDLES Sting down! Brody drags Sting up and puts him in the ring.
Buddy sets up another table at ringside while Brody stomps Sting. Brody scoops Sting, SLAMS him, and Buddy joins him in the ring. Fans boo but Sting stands up! Sting sees Brody & Buddy circling him, and he fires off hands on them first! Sting UPPERCUTS Brody but Buddy SOBATS! And KICKS! But Sting just roars! Sting fires off hands, ROCKS Buddy, then he back elbows Brody. Sting SPLASHES Buddy! Brody runs in but Sting moves, Brody SPLASHES Buddy, too! Sting then ducks Brody’s haymaker, and even the comeback, so that the LARIAT hits Buddy!! Brody can’t believe he got duped again!
Sting kicks Brody’s bad leg, reels him in, but Brody powers out of the deathdrop to RAM Sting into the corner! Brody hoists Sting up top, CHOPS him, and then climbs up to join him. But Darby CHOP BLOCKS Brody’s leg! Darby hops up for a SUPER CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but Darby growls and builds speed to DIVE into a KNEE from Buddy!! Buddy wipes Darby out, then he goes after Sting on the apron. Sting kicks Buddy first, CHOPS him, but Buddy throws a haymaker! Sting goes up but Buddy is after him. Sting throws hands on Buddy, Buddy flounders and holds onto the ropes, but Sting CLUBS him down!
Buddy ends up on those tables Brody set up, and Sting goes to the very top! Fans are thunderous, but then Brody SHOVES Sting down!! Sting crashes through tables alone!! Fans lose their minds while Sting is down in the wreckage! The House hauls Sting into the ring, and even Julia joins in! They handcuff Sting! Buddy WRECKS Darby with a dropkick while AEW goes picture in picture.
Sting’s arms are locked in, but Darby CLOBBERS Buddy! Darby hops on for a SLEEPER! Buddy throws Darby off and Brody LARIATS Darby down! Buddy pop-up KNEES Darby into a corner, then digs his boots in. The House of Black barks as Brody aims from the other corner, and he runs in to CANNONBALL! The House soaks up the heat while Darby crawls away up the ramp. Buddy, Brody and even Julia stalk up behind Darby. They drag him from ramp to stage as Rampage Grand Slam returns to single picture. Buddy KICKS Darby in the back, then KICKS him again! Brody DOUBLE CHOPS Darby, then Buddy hauls Darby up!
Julia licks her lips as Buddy suplexes Darby, and hands him off to Brody! But Darby slips off and shoves Brody into Buddy! They both crash into the side of the entrance tunnel! Darby then climbs the tunnel! Fans fire up and Buddy pursues! Darby just dribbles Buddy off the steel and shoves him down! Darby then stands up, takes aim, and SUPER COFFIN DROPS Buddy down!! Fans are thunderous as Darby then crawls away from Buddy, only for Brody to DECK him! Brody drags Darby over, trophy lifts him, but Darby slips off again! Darby uses the tunnel to COFFIN- NO, Brody catches Darby for a HANGMAN’S SLEEPER!!
But Darby throws hands from below! They back off, and FALL OFF THE STAGE through spare tables!!! Fans are losing their minds and Julia is furious! But Buddy gets up, and he has Sting’s baseball bat! Buddy and Julia storm their way to the ring, where Sting is leaning against ropes. The medics check Darby, who is busted open on the side of his head. Sting manages to stand and he sees Buddy has the bat! But he just grins?! Julia puts a chair in the ring, Buddy makes Sting take a seat! Sting laughs!? Is he Joker Sting again? Buddy gets the bat, takes aim, but then the lights go out!! And it’s THE GREAT MUTA?!?!
Buddy cannot believe this! New York can’t believe this! But as Muta walks out, even Jericho knows that is him! Muta has a Sting style black ‘n’ white mask even! Muta swaggers up to the ring, stares Buddy down, and Buddy backs away from Muta. Muta stares Sting down, is the rivalry still going after all this time? No, Muta looks at Buddy again! Buddy kicks but Muta blocks, DRAGON SCREW! GREEN MIST!! Buddy flails and bumps Julia off the apron and she falls- OH, she only clips the table and hits the floor!! Sting gets up, breaks the cuffs using the chair, and he has Buddy for a SCORPION DEATH DROP!!! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
A truly destructive and brutal match, and in the end, a living legend helped another living legend win! The rivals nod and shake hands to show respect, and they even hug it out! Will this truly be the end of things between the #RelentlessIcons and the House of Black?
Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS Hook & Action Bronson!
The Jericho Appreciation Society decided to poke at the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, but they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange might’ve been able to stop Hook, but will they be able to survive New York’s dynamic duo?
And because Hook is bringing Bronson, Bronson’s bringing the bars! The teams sort out and Hook starts against Parker. They circle, Menard distracts Hook and Parker BOOTS him! Hook stays up, he hits a SAYANAGI, then whips Parker. Parker reverses, Hook ducks ‘n’ dodges, then flips through the hip toss! Hook waistlocks, shifts to a gut wrench for the EL CAMINO! Fans fire up as Hook glares at JAS. Parker scrambles to his corner, he tags in Menard, and Menard wants some Action! Hook obliges and tags in Bronson! Fans fire up for their hometown hero, and Menard says Bronson’s gonna get a taste!
Menard shoves Bronson, but Bron shoves him back. Menard runs, he RAMS Bronson but Bronson’s too sturdy for that! Bronson runs now, and he runs Menard over! Parker gets in, he gets run over! The JAS regroup in a corner, but Bronson runs in to SPLASH them! Bronson then brings Menard over, bumps him off buckles and he tags in Hook. Hook reels Menard in for a double wristlock NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, ONE, but Hook has the arms to drag Menard into a DEEP BOW ‘N’ ARROW! But Parker STOMPS it apart! Bronson glares, Parker kicks away on Hook and Menard stomps him to the JAS corner.
Menard throws his knees in, tags Parker in, and Parker runs, BACKBREAKER RUNNING KNEE COMBO! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this but Parker brings Hook up. Parker whips to CALF KICK! Fans rally for Hook and chant for “ACTION BRONSON!” but Parker tags Menard. The JAS mugs Hook, Menard facelocks and CLUBS Hook, and he tags Parker. Parker CLUBS Hook, snap suplexes, and covers, TWO! Parker drags Hook up, wrenches, and he tags Menard. The JAS mugs Hook again, they double whip him to a corner, and Menard whips Parker in for a forearm smash. Parker then feeds Hook to Menard’s drop toehold, and Parker hits the BOOYAH ELBOW! Cover, TWO!
Bronson and the fans rally for Hook but Menard sucker punches Bronson! Menard whips Hook, but DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES take them both down! Parker tags in and intercepts Hook. Parker suplexes but Hook fights that to OVERHEAD suplex back! Both men crawl, hot tags to Menard and Bronson! Bronson rallies on Daddy Magic, then CLOBBERS Cool Hand Ange! Bronson scoops Parker, brings him around, and hits a POWERSLAM! But Menard stomps Bronson down! Menard CLUBS Bronson, the JAS double whip, but Bronson breaks through the double clotheslines! Then he CLOBBERS Parker!
Bronson tags Hook, Hook CLOBBERS Menard, then he FISHERMAN BUSTERS Parker! The JAS flounder, Hook gets around for the REDRUM!! Parker reaches out, Bronson intercepts Menard, REDRUM REMIX!! Fans are thunderous as both men sink it in with body scissors! DOUBLE TAPS, #HookAction wins!
Winners: Hook & Action Bronson, by submission
Taz is pumped up on commentary while Jericho is furious! Will the JAS never ever want them to #SendHook again?
Wardlow & Samoa Joe VS Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling!
The AEW TNT Champion and the ROH World Television Champion have a common enemy in Smart Mark’s stable, and are going to settle this all at once. Are the Premier Athlete & Technical Beast ready for #WARDJOE?
Sterling and his team are already in the ring as AEW returns from commercial. Sterling has a mic to say, “Folks, the last few weeks, a crazed maniac has been trying to powerbomb me! Well I’m gonna tell you this right now: it’s not happening tonight, thanks to my athletes. And we’re gonna make quick work of WaRdJoE~!” But speaking of, here come the championship duo! They storm right to the ring, and the brawl is on! Joe is after Nese, Wardlow is after Woods, the ref rings the bell as Joe dribbles Nese off buckles. Wardlow fires off knees, ROCKS Woods, but Woods ROCKS Wardlow. Wardlow ROCKS Woods back, but Woods ROCKS Wardlow!
Joe keeps on Nese all along the outside as the haymakers continue to fly in the ring. Wardlow gets the edge, but Woods ducks one to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Woods roars and mocks the conducting of the orchestra. Only to turn around into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And then another! Sterling is freaking out as Joe keeps Nese down. Woods kicks Wardlow’s leg out, but Wardlow blocks the knee! Wardlow shoves Woods down, he comes back but into the SPINEBUSTER! Wardlow rolls Woods onto his feet to clothesline him and himself up and out of the ring! Joe puts Nese in the ring and JABS away in the corner!
Fans fire up as Joe whips Nese corner to corner, but Nese elbows him away. Nese goes up to CROSSBODY, but Joe just walks out of the way. Fans love Joe just not caring. Joe drags Nese up, CHOPS him, but Nese throat chops! The ref reprimands but Nese has Joe by an ear, for the HOTSHOT BULLDOG! Nese hurries to slingshot, but Joe dodges the splash! Joe gets to a corner, Nese runs in at him, but into the “SIT YO ASS DOWN!” URENAGE! Joe drags Nese up and to the top rope! Joe CHOPS Nese, tucks him in, and hits a MUSCLEBUSTER!! Cover, WardJoe wins!
Winners: Wardlow & Samoa Joe, by pinfall
But Woods goes after Joe! He doesn’t care if this match is over or not, he wants to beat up Joe! Nese joins in, they mug Joe, but Wardlow gets in, even with his bad leg. Wardlow DOUBLE LARIATS Nese & Woods down! Fans fire up as the straps come down, and Wardlow has Woods in position! But Sterling gets in, and he SMACKS Wardlow with his own TNT title! But Wardlow doesn’t even budge! He just gets pissed! Sterling is pissed that Wardlow didn’t even stagger! Wardlow steps and Sterling runs away, but into Joe! Sterling knows he’s dead now. Joe feeds Sterling to Wardlow, for the POWERBOMB!!
Fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” and Wardlow conducts his orchestra. Joe helps get Sterling up and back in position. for Wardlow to POWERBOMB him again! The bad leg doesn’t feel so bad with the adrenaline pumping, and fans want it “ONE MORE TIME!” Wardlow smirks, Joe drags Sterling up and feeds him in again, for the THIRD POWERBOMB! #WardJoe stands tall, who will dare take on either of these titans next?
Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry!
These two have met plenty of times before in tag team matches, and so they both know the other is an extremely talented individual. Will the Immortal Firebird show Jungle Boy that he’s not ready for that next level? Or can Jack Perry prove to everyone that his Jungle Life is only just beginning?
The bell rings and Fenix somersaults at JB! But JB catches the spring-up into a fireman’s carry! Fenix slips off but JB BOOTS him! JB goes up but Fenix SHORYUKENS! Fenix tucks JB but JB CLUBS away! JB BOOTS Fenix, then hits a LEAP FROG HEADSCISSORS! Fenix staggers up into JB’s DROPKICK! JB kips up and fans fire up! JB drags Fenix up, but Fenix CHOPS him! Fenix double knuckle locks, HEADBUTTS, then goes up and up and rebounds to arm-drag JB away! Fans fire up with Fenix but JB ROCKS him! Fenix ROCKS JB, JB bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS Fenix. JB CHOPS, whips, but Fenix Tiger Feint Rewinds to HEEL KICK!
JB flops to the ropes, and Fenix baseball slide dropkicks JB out of the ring! Fans fire up while AEW goes picture in picture. Fenix takes a moment while JB checks his head. Fenix goes out after JB, drags him up, and puts him against the corner. Fenix CHOPS JB and JB sputters as he falls over. Fenix then bumps JB off the apron, and again, and then RAMS him into it! Fenix is obviously after JB’s bad back, but JB CHOPS Fenix in return. And again! Fenix KICKS JB down! Fenix refreshes the ring count to then drag JB up and put him in the ring. Fenix clamps onto JB for a seated abdominal stretch. JB endures, even as Fenix hammerlocks an arm and digs his elbow in.
Fenix throws down elbows and then shifts to have an inverted motorcycle stretch! JB endures, even as Fenix sits all his weight on him. Fenix drags JB up with the arm hooks, has the Gory Especial, but JB flips through to arm-drag! Fenix flops out of the ring now, JB builds speed, but Fenix trips him up! Fenix drags JB out to DECK him! Fenix high-fives fans and drags JB up. Fenix puts JB against the corner again to CHOP! JB sputters again as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage Grand Slam returns and Fenix has JB down in the ring. JB sits up to CHOP! Fenix staggers and stings from that, but he CHOPS back! JB staggers, but he CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, switching hands each time! But Fenix blocks one, only for JB to spin around and CHOP Fenix off his feet! JB whips Fenix, Fenix reverses but JB CLOBBERS him! And again! JB drags Fenix up and reels him in to suplex, but Fenix slips out and shoves JB. JB hits the COMEBACKER! Fans fire up with JB and he drags Fenix back up. Suplex, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix rolls away to the apron but JB builds speed! JB DIVES and sends Fenix into railing!
JB puts Fenix in fast, reels him in, but Fenix whips JB away. Fenix dodges the Comebacker this time, Tiger Feint Rewinds, but JB ducks! SUPERKICK from JB, into a PISON-RANA!! JB runs, but into a SOMERSAULT CUTTER!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fenix and JB stir, “This is Awesome!” and far from over. Alex coaches Fenix up and both men get to corners. Fenix and JB stand up, approach each other, and the CHOPS fly again! Then the forearms! Fenix has the edge with forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Double underhooks, TIGER- RANA!! JB covers, TWO!!! Fenix gets up, into another SUPERKICK!
JB sits Fenix up, runs, but Fenix ducks the blindside! Fenix Tiger Feints again, into a SHOTGUN! JB goes out to the apron and he drags Fenix up. But Fenix WRINGS his arm into the apron! Fenix hurries to bring JB back up, vows to end this, but JB shoves Fenix away to DECK him with an elbow! Fenix is dazed and JB grits his teeth. Fans rally up, JB drags Fenix up to CLUB him on the back. JB then lines up a shot, for a SUNSET FLIP- NO, Fenix holds off the bomb! Fenix jumps but JB avoids the stomps! But the PENALTY KICK hits! Fenix aims, somersaults and leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Both men are down on the outside and the ref checks Fenix.
Fenix gets up and he staggers away while JB slowly sits up, and AEW goes picture in picture again. Fenix drags himself into the ring, JB drags himself towards the ring. JB reaches the bottom rope at 7 of 10 and drags himself in at 8. Fenix crawls his way over as the fans rally up. Fenix and JB stare down from the mat and egg each other on. JB hushes the crowd, to CHOP Fenix! Fenix falls over, but he sits back up. Fenix CHOPS JB back! JB falls backwards, and Fenix sits him up! Fenix eggs JB on, so JB grits his teeth and CHOPS back! Even Alex is stinging from these! Fenix sputters, but he manages to CHOP JB back! JB CHOPS, Fenix CHOPS, repeat!
It’s just CHOP after CHOP and the fans are loving this! Then JB and Fenix start throwing haymakers! They run out of steam and flop over! JB drags himself to ropes, Fenix crawls back to a corner. JB’s got a real nasty bruise on his chest but he doesn’t care. JB and Fenix shake hands to show there is respect, and then the forearms start flying again! Fenix ROCKS JB, JB ROCKS Fenix, and Rampage Grand Slam returns to single picture as Fenix sits down! JB drags Fenix up, but Fenix CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! SOBAT! JB CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Fenix drops back down, but then he shoves JB!
The forearms start flying again, and Fenix SOBATS, KICKS, and ELBOWS! Fenix reels JB in, Canadian Racks, CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER, into the Gory Especial! GORY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and Fenix is shocked! Fans fire up, Fenix SPINNING BUZZSAWS! JB manages to stay up but Fenix goes to the ramp. Fenix uses it to build speed, he goes up and up and ESCALARA CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!! JB survives again and Arthur Ashe is thunderous! Fenix puts JB in a corner, hoists him up top, and climbs up after JB. But JB slips out to CLUB Fenix down! And CLUBS him again! JB springs up to SUNSET POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!!
JB hurries to BLINDSIDE LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and JB can’t believe it! JB drags Fenix around by a leg, but Fenix kicks him away. Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK! Fenix reels JB in, gives us some Latino Heat, and snap suplexes! Uno Amigo! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigos! Fenix drags JB up again, but JB slips through! Inverted suplex into a fireman’s carry, LANDSLIDE!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and JB can’t believe it! JB goes to a corner, he hops up top, but Fenix trips him! JB falls to the mat and Fenix goes up! FROG SPLASH!! But Fenix hits so hard, he bounces off! Fenix crawls to the cover, TWO!?!
Both men are running on fumes but the fans are thunderous. Fenix lines up a shot, runs in and JUMP SOBATS! And then Fenix puts JB up top, tucks him in, but JB turns the buster into a cradle! JB WINS!!!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by pinfall
A HUGE win for Jack Perry here as he pins a highly decorated luchador! But JB shows Fenix his respect with a bow. Fenix sits with JB to shake hands and shows that respect back. Fans cheer the sportsmanship, will we see JB continue to grow his legacy? Wait, is that CHRISTIAN CAGE!? Is Captain Charisma back from his injury already? HE IS! His arm is in a sling, but he also has a mic, going into the SECOND HOUR of Rampage!
Rampage Grand Slam Hour Two opens with Christian Cage!
JB is furious that Captain Charisma is even here! But he’s not alone! Here comes LUCHASAURUS! FROM THE CROWD SIDE! JB turns around and attacks, but Luchasaurus shoves him away and HEADBUTTS him down! Christian takes his time walking down the ramp as Luchasaurus picks on what’s left of JB. Luchasaurus torture racks for the EXTINCTION! Christian tells New York, “You always make me smile. You’re loud, you’re obnoxious, but let’s face it, that’s all that you are. So do me a favor, sit down and do nothing like the b*tches that you are, while I conduct my business.”
Christian steps into the ring and looms over JB. “Speaking of b*tches… You jump me like a coward and injure my arm before our match at All Out, and I still beat you and made it look easy. I squashed your ass! Get it through your head: You’re never gonna one-up me, you’re never gonna outsmart me, and you sure as hell will never beat me! This is your final warning, Jungle Boy. You take away my right arm, I introduce you to my Right Hand of Destruction, Luchasaurus!” Fans boo but Christian tells JB to not come back to AEW. Christian only wishes JB’s mom and sister were ringside again, witnessing this for the last time. “END HIS ASS RIGHT NOW, FOR GOOD!”
Luchasaurus drags JB up and hits the CHOKE SLAM!! Christian “kicks dirt” on Jack Perry, is the legend of Jungle Boy over already?
AEW shares footage from after last Wednesday’s Dynamite.
The Jericho Appreciation Society was celebrating Chris Jericho winning the ROH World Championship, and Alex Marvez says this is Jericho’s eighth world title. Jericho says it’s not the eighth, it’s the OCHO! “There is no bigger, more honorable man than Chris Jericho here in AEW, and now I am officially the ROH World Champion. And next week in Philadelphia, we’re gonna have the Jericho Appreciation Championship Celebration!” The JAS is fired up for that! Except for Daniel Garcia. Jericho says this will be the biggest part in Philly ever, and Marvez is NOT invited.
Garcia speaks up, wanting to tell Jericho something first. No, don’t worry, Garcia’s a champion, too, it’ll be his celebration, too! That’s not what Garcia wants to talk about. He has something serious to talk with Jericho about. Well, if he wants to get serious, save it for next week. Because for now, the JAS is going out on the town! OCHO! OCHO! OCHO! But just what is it Garcia wants to bring up to The Wizard of Sports Entertainment?
Eddie Kingston VS Sammy Guevara w/ Tay Melo!
This one has been sizzling on the back burner and now it’s going to catch fire! The Mad King, in his city, is going to get his grudge match with the Spanish God, will he make good on how long he’s had to wait? Or will having his Brazilian Goddess by his side help Sammy put this one to bed?
Sammy gets the mic first, though, and he says, “Look, Eddie, man to man, from the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I wasn’t man enough to tell you this before. I’m sorry I didn’t say this sooner, you’re a FAT PIECE OF SH*T!” Eddie grabs Sammy by the face! The bell rings as Eddie digs at Sammy’s eyes! Eddie then puts Sammy in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CLUB Sammy! Sammy runs away, Eddie RAMS him into steel steps! Then he moves the steps aside! The ref reprimands, but Sammy claws at Eddie now. Sammy goes to bump Eddie off the apron but Eddie blocks that to bump Sammy instead!
Eddie then makes Sammy smile with fishhooks! Eddie dares Tay to kiss Sammy now! Sammy breaks free to ROCK Eddie, but Eddie CHOPS back! Eddie HEADBUTTS away on Sammy, Tay doesn’t want Eddie to ruin Sammy’s face! Eddie claws at Sammy, fans cheer him on, but the ref reprimands. Sammy CHOPS and ROCKS Eddie but Eddie eggs him on. Sammy throws more forearms, but Eddie pokes Sammy in the eye! Tay is upset, but Eddie CHOPS Sammy again! Eddie brings Sammy to the apron, reels him in, but Sammy back drops Eddie to the floor! Tay’s happy now. Sammy aims and PENALTY KICKS Eddie down!
Fans boo but Sammy and Tay smile, and then SamTay kiss as Rampage goes picture in picture. Sammy gets in the ring as the ring count climbs, and he distracts the ref. Tay KICKS Eddie as she goes back to Sammy’s corner. The ring count continues, Eddie is down at 5 while Sammy does “mat angels.” Sammy kips up, takes a bow, and wants the count to speed up. Eddie stands at 7, drags himself up at 8 and in at 9. Sammy fires off on Eddie, the ref reprimands about closed fists but Sammy stomps away on Eddie at the ropes. The ref counts, Sammy lets off, and then he storms back up. Eddie CHOPS Sammy but Sammy CLAWS Eddie’s face!
Sammy RAMS Eddie into a corner, and again, and then fires off CHOPS and forearms! Sammy rams Eddie again and again, but Eddie pushes him away. Sammy BOOTS, but Eddie stays up! Sammy fires more forearms and another BOOT! Eddie SLAPS Sammy, Sammy SLAPS back, it’s a SLAP fight! Until Sammy grabs Eddie’s head to BITE his forehead! Rampage returns to single picture, Sammy stops biting to snap suplex! Eddie is down, Sammy goes up the corner, and Sammy SHOOTING STARS! Sammy has to bail out as Eddie moves, and Eddie rallies with back elbows! Fans fire up as Eddie powers up the arm!
Eddie runs, Sammy distracts the ref and Tay trips Eddie up! Eddie warns Tay, but Sammy JUMP KNEES Eddie down! Tay blows kisses to Sammy and he runs in at Eddie to RAM him with a shoulder. And ENZIGURI! Eddie staggers, Sammy triangle jumps, for the FLYING CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and SamTay are both frustrated. Sammy slashes his throat and drags Eddie up to the torture rack. Eddie fights it with elbows, and a POINT-BLANK LARIAT! Fans are thunderous as Eddie fires off the MACHINE GUN CHOPS on Sammy! Eddie tops it off with one more CHOP!
Eddie whips corner to corner, runs in but blocks a boot. Sammy ENZIGURIS, springboards again, but Eddie avoids cutter to hit a SAIDO! Fans are thunderous again as Eddie glares at Sammy. Tay is panicking, Eddie powers up the hand, and Sammy stands, but he ducks the Uraken to JUMP KNEE! Eddie stays up, Sammy JUMP KNEES again! Eddie staggers so Sammy SUPERKICKS! Sammy torture racks, but Eddie fights free! Sammy avoids the lariat but runs into the HALF ‘N’ HALF! Eddie hauls Sammy up, URAKEN!! That’s not enough!? Eddie stands Sammy up again, for another URAKEN!! Wait, that’s still not enough!?
Eddie drags Sammy up again, for a THIRD URAKEN!! Sammy falls, Eddie SLAPS him! And sits him up, for the STRETCH PLUM!!! Sammy is OUT, Eddie wins!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by submission
But Eddie holds on! He wants Sammy to suffer! Tay is furious, the ref reprimands, and officials rush out! Jerry Lynn tells Eddie to stop, he’s already won! Eddie doesn’t care, and now security rushes out! They shout at Eddie but the ref talks with Justin Roberts. The ref decides to reverse the decision! Sammy wins by disqualification!!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by disqualification
Eddie is stunned! He lets Sammy go but it’s too late! Eddie’s pissed and he fires off on security! URAKEN!! Sammy wakes up and Tay tells him he won! It’s hard to say if Sammy even understands, but he got lucky Eddie hates him that much. How will Eddie handle this loss that wasn’t a loss?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Diamante w/ Trina!
#ThatBitch is still undefeated at 37-0, with big assists to her sidekicks. But with The Baddest Bitch backing her up, will the Cuban Diamond be the one to finally break through the storm?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see who’s truly the baddest of them all!
Diamante rushes in, dodges Jade and KICKS away on her leg! Jade clinches, shakes out her bad leg and KNEES Diamante down! Jade drags Diamante up, bumps her off buckles, then tells the ref to back off. Jade EuroUppers HARD, but Diamante CHOPS back! And forearms! And CHOPS! Jade shoves Diamante, but Diamante SHOTGUNS! Diamante fires off hands, climbs up and rains them down! The ref counts but Jade carries Diamante off the corner, only for Diamante to sunset flip! TWO!! Jade gets up but Diamante avoids the boot to roll her up! TWO, and Jade BOOTS Diamante down this time!
Fans fire up as Jade whips Diamante to ropes. Diamante gets around, CHOP BLOCKS and SHOTGUNS Jade to the apron! Diamante runs side to side to WRECK Jade with the dropkick! Fans fire up with Diamante and she goes to the apron. Diamante goes up top for a SUPOER CROSSBODY! Jade manages to catch her! And carry her around on one leg, fireman’s carries and APRON F5s!! Jade is fired up and she gets in the ring. Jade stomps Diamante, reels her into the chicken wings, JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
And that’s Number 38! #ThatBitch is showing she’s a beast, winning with no help and a beat up leg. But then Trina gets in the ring? Trina helps Diamante up, to SLAP her down! Diamante disappointed The Baddest Bitch, and now she sides with The Baddies! Will anyone ever be able to stop Jade’s juggernaut level momentum?
Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal!
Jon Moxley won the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions and is now a THREE-TIME AEW World Champion. However, MJF is biding his time, waiting for the right time to cash in his Casino Ladder Match poker chip. So for October 18th, a special Tuesday Night Dynamite in Cincinnati, the winner of this match will challenge The Maniac for the title! Who out of Hangman Page, Lance Archer, Jay Lethal, Rush, the Andrade Family Office, and the entire Dark Order will overcome the odds?
But wait! As the Cowboy makes his entrance, he’s jumped by the AFO! The Butcher, the Blade, Rush and Private Party all gang up on Hangman before the bell! They drag Hangman out of the ring, but here comes The Dark Order! Evil Uno, Preston Vance, John Silver & Alex Reynolds fight off the AFO while Rampage goes picture in picture!
The brawling goes on around ringside, and the rest of the entrants hurry out! Lance Archer, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Ari Daivari and his Trustbusters, QT Marshall and The Factory, even Brian Cage get involved in the brawling! Bringing up the rear is Dante Martin, Penta El Zero M, and even the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, Dalton Castle & The Boys! Well, the Tate Twins, so as not to be confused with the superhero series. Oh, even Matt Hardy, Danhausen and Best Friends, Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta, are involved! Castle goes after old ROH rival, Jay Lethal, inside the ring, and almost throws him over the ropes! Best Friends watch where they’re going while the others brawl.
Hardy and Hager trade shots, but Daniel Garcia helps Hager out. The Firm’s Lee Moriarty and W. Morrissey show up, but they and Stokely Hathaway are smart enough to know to hang back a bit. Brian Cage smacks Chuckie T off steel steps, Hangman gets back into the mix of things, going after Daivari, and then Cage smacks Danhausen off steel steps. Moriarty brawls with Vance, Penta’s got Rush in the ring and they’re trading CHOPS, and Hardy is bumping Lethal off buckles with “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Morrissey shields Moriarty from Vance, Uno brawls with Blade, and referees are still desperate to get this to become a real battle royal as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage Grand Slam returns, the brawling has stopped, and the bell rings! Everyone floods the ring to finally get this battle royal going properly! Which is of course just a brawl inside the ropes. Hager chokes Marq Quen, he and Garcia go to dump him out! Lethal and Hardy again slip out under the ropes to brawl on their own. Daivari whips Penta but Penta reverses and tosses Daivari to the apron! SUPERKICK and Penta ELIMINATES Daivari! Best Friends double suplex QT but QT is a bit hefty. They try again, but Cole Karter helps him out. Karter talks some trash, but Danhausen turns him around for a CURSE!
Karter says shut up with that, but then Best Friends get Karter to TOSS and ELIMINATE him! Best Friends hug it out! But QT CLOBBERS them both! So Danhausen CURSES QT! QT says shut up, so Danhausen tackles QT and fires off hands! QT kicks Danhausen, mocks the Curse, but Hangman TOSSES QT! QT skins the cat, but then Hangman and Danhausen DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE QT up and out to ELIMINATE him! But then Blade and Butcher go after #CowboyHausen! Blade tosses and ELIMINATES Danhausen! Dante elbows Cage, but Cage disrupts his backflip to POUNCE him out to the ramp! Cage ELIMINATES Dante!
Hager tosses Trent but Trent holds on! Hager rushes over but Trent and Chuck get Hager together! They drag him out and ELIMINATE him! But then Cage runs in and BLASTS Chuck down, and ELIMINATES him! Castle runs over but into Cage’s fireman’s carry! Castle fights that but Cage puts him on the apron! Cage ROUNDHOUSES Castle, but The Tate Twins use their fans to blow Castle back up! Cage ROCKS Castle again, but now the twins catch Castle! Fans cheer as they save Castle! Castle high fives fans before he returns into the ring. Lethal and Hardy fight, The Tate Twins taunt Cage, but Cage grabs one of them!
The other brother saves this brother, and then Castle DUMPS Cage to ELIMINATE him!! And Prince Nana ain’t happy about it! Garcia ROCKS Castle, Archer bumps Castle and Trent off buckles! Archer scoops Trent, but Trent slips off! Archer choke grips to throw Trent over! Trent holds on, ROCKS Archer, but Archer CLOBBERS and ELIMINATES Trent! Jericho says this intensity makes Archer the Sports Entertainer of the Week! Meanwhile, Garcia drags Castle up and out and throws him down to ELIMINATE him! But Moriarty BOOTS Garcia and ELIMINATES him! He talks trash, only for Hardy to DUMP and ELIMINATE Moriarty!
Moriarty and Garcia are now side by side, they’re going to feud over that ROH Pure Championship soon enough. Hardy gloats with “DELETE! DELETE!” but Lethal attacks him from behind as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Rush helps Lethal with Hardy, then Rush helps Blade with Penta. Butcher and Marq Quen mug John Silver, but Archer helps Hardy fire off on Lethal! Uno CHOPS Blade, Rush goes after Penta’s mask! Penta fights against Rush’s disrespect while Uno & Vance go after Isiah Kassidy and Blade. Archer turns on Hardy and chokes him against ropes! Hangman fights off Butcher, Rush makes one more business offer to Vance. Quen goes after Hangman while Blade goes after Hardy. Archer CLUBS Vance, Penta GAMANGIRIS Blade! Silver sputters, Vance CHOPS Archer but Archer doesn’t flinch. Archer ROCKS Vance, Vance ROCKS Archer!
The big men keep trading shots while Lethal goes to throw Kassidy out! Silver tries to lift Archer?! Archer holds on, powers back and CLUBS Silver down. Archer now helps Lethal against Kassidy while AEW goes to break.
Rampage Grand Slam returns and Uno whips Kassidy. Quen is there, he helps Kassidy return for the SILLY STRING! The AFO gloat together, and it turns out during the break, they all ELIMINATED Vance! Wait, now Rush and the mercenaries turn on Private Party! This battle royal is meant to be every man for himself, but to think the AFO would implode so soon! Hardy sees his former proteges in trouble, and he goes to help Quen! And he helps Kassidy! Fans cheer Hardy on as he fires off on Butcher! Quen atomic drops Blade and Kassidy ENZIGURIS! Hardy hits a TWIST OF FATE on Blade! Then he throws and ELIMINATES the Blade!
Hardy looks to Quen & Kassidy, the fans fire up, and #HardyParty is reunited! But they get mugged by Rush, Butcher and Lethal! Lethal, Rush and Butcher throw them out and ELIMINATE #HardyParty! Uno ROCKS Lethal, he ROCKS Butcher, and he ROCKS Rush to avenge Vance! Uno BOOTS Butcher but Rush ROCKS Uno! Butcher ROCKS Uno and short arm LARIATS him! Butcher tosses and ELIMINATES Uno! But Hangman DUMPS Butcher out! Butcher lands on the apron, Hangman triangle jump LARIA- NO, Butcher ducks! Hangman reloads quick to triangle jump LARIAT! This one hits, and Hangman ELIMINATES Butcher!
We have just six men left, and they’re Hangman Page, Johnny Hungy, Pentagon, the Murderhawk Monster, and then Rush is fighting off Jay Lethal! Silver flexes but Rush steps up to him. Rush ROCKS Silver, Silver ROCKS Rush and fans fire up! Silver gets the edge, he KICKS away on Rush, but Rush blocks to HEADBUTT and SUPLEX! Silver tumbles up and out, Rush ELIMINATES him! Archer mocks Penta but Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and pie faces him. Archer whips Penta, Penta holds ropes and dumps Archer out! Archer lands on the apron, he choke grips Penta, but Penta GAMANGIRIS Archer down and ELIMINATES him!
Now it’s a final four! Lethal superkicks but Penta blocks it to spin and CHOP Lethal! Penta reels Lethal in, “CERO!” NO! Lethal slips out, handsprings, but Penta catches Lethal and TOSSES him! But Satnam Singh is there to catch Lethal! Satnam easily puts Lethal back in the ring! Lethal fireman’s carries Penta, for a SLAM and LETHAL INJECTION! Penta flounders up, Lethal clotheslines Penta up and out to ELIMINATE him! New York boos the Jersey boy, but Hangman hits Lethal with a BUCK SHOT!! Hangman fakes Satnam out to TOSS Lethal the other way, and ELIMINATE him!! Now it’s just the Cowboy and El Toro Blanco!
Fans are thunderous as Hangman and Rush circle. Rush and Hangman get in each other’s face, and the forearms start flying! Rush CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, repeat! Rush SUPERKICKS but Hangman stays up to follow. Rush gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX but Hangman lands on his feet! ROLLING ELBOW! Alabama Lift, but Rush fights that to lift Hangman up! Hangman RANAS out of the bomb, but both men dangle on the ropes!! Rush flops down onto the apron and Hangman drags himself up! They both stand, and the CHOPS fly again! They CHOP on the edge, then Rush HEADBUTTS!
Rush reels Hangman in, tucks the arms, but Hangman Alabama Lifts! APRON DEADEYE!! Rush flops down, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Page (advances to Tuesday Night Dynamite)
The Cowboy survives being mugged and comes out the winner of the golden ticket! But will it be Moxley defending the title in his hometown? Or will Maxwell Jacob Friedman screw up that plan with that poker chip?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!
First, we will hear from Saraya Knight after her shocking AEW debut last Wednesday! Plus, tracing back to the IWGP US Championship Fatal 4 Way where Juice Robinson beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Will Ospreay and Jon Moxley, AEW is giving “The Booster” a shot! It will be Moxley VS Juice in an AEW World Title Eliminator! If Juice wins here, he’ll get himself a future world title shot! Will Robinson look to bring AEW gold into the Bullet Club? Or will Moxley deny Juice so that he only has to worry about MJF and Hangman Page?
Mark Henry interviews tonight’s main eventers!
The World’s Strongest Man notes they’re having an unsanctioned Lights Out Match tonight, but then “Powerhouse” Hobbs says it’s about time Ricky showed up! That’s the Starks that fought Darby Allin & Sting. And yet, that’s the Starks that Hobbs beat in four minutes and 35 seconds. Tonight, there won’t be any change. Starks says that’s funny. Starks has been here, he never left. Hobbs beat Starks in just over four minutes, Starks admits to that. But he can also admit that he is better than a four minute match! That was a one time thing, it won’t ever happen again.
Hobbs needs to understand, that was a career highlight for you! The highlight tonight is Starks doing what he has set out to do from the get-go. Starks will close to Book of Hobbs, and he will make sure to put Hobbs down once and for all. Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event!
Lights Out: Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!
As Justin Roberts explains, the lights will turn off and then turn back on, signifying that AEW will NOT be responsible for what happens next. No time limit, no count outs, no disqualifications, no official record of this match on the win-loss records, and NOTHING holding these two back! When they can do absolutely anything they want to each other, just who will be left standing at the end of Grand Slam?
Starks gets a very cinematic entrance. “There is no fire like passion, and no crime like hatred. There’s uncertainty in your lust. You seek revenge, but your passion fuels you to burn brightly, like an inferno.” Starks, bathed in red light, throws things around the room in that anger. “You’ve done that,” the narrator continues, “just to be able to call yourself, ‘Absolute.’ You are absolute, Ricky Starks.” The bell rings and the haymakers start flying! Fans fire up but Hobbs knees low. Hobbs whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Hobbs! Starks rains down hands, Hobbs pushes him away and bails out, only for Starks to pursue!
Hobbs kicks Starks, whips him at a corner, but Starks slides under the bottom rope! Starks swings around the post to CLOBBER Hobbs! Fans fire up with Starks and Hobbs staggers up. Starks RAMS Hobbs into steel steps! Starks kisses the hand of the nice old lady up front, and then he drags Hobbs up. Starks puts Hobbs in, fans rally up, and Starks grins. Starks brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs Alabama Lifts for a REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Hobbs knows Starks’ neck is his weak spot! Hobbs then gets a table and puts it in the ring! Starks staggers to ropes while Hobbs picks the table up, to SLAM it on Ricky’s back! That’s different!
Jericho says Hobbs is also his Sports Entertainer of the Week, and Hobbs fetches chairs from under the ring. Fans rally for Starks while he stirs and Rampage goes picture in picture. Hobbs gets a chair and he JAMS Starks in the head with it! Hobbs grins as he goes looking for more things under the ring, and he brings out… Is that a silver chain? Hobbs storms up to Starks, kicks him down, and he punches Starks with the chain around his hand! Starks sputters and crawls away but Hobbs says he’s gonna hurt Starks! Hobbs sets up the table in a corner now, then fetches Starks. Hobbs brings the straps down before he stands on Starks’ head.
The ref can only check on Starks but Starks refuses to give up. Hobbs goes out to take Justin Roberts’s belt?! Hobbs brings that belt over to LASH Starks! Hobbs says he’s literally gonna whip Starks’ ass, and he LASHES Starks again! Starks hits Hobbs back and takes the belt to LASH Hobbs! And again! And again! Starks keeps after Hobbs as they get back in the ring, but Hobbs pops Starks up for a SPINEBUSTER! But Hobbs doesn’t cover? Well, Hobbs did say he wants to hurt Starks, so he doesn’t want this to end here. Hobbs wedges a chair into a corner, then he goes back for Starks. Hobbs JAMS Starks with another chair! And then SMACKS him with it!
Rampage Grand Slam returns to picture in picture one last time, and Hobbs wedges that other chair into another corner. Starks crawls but Hobbs drags him up. Hobbs scoops Starks, aims for a corner, and he RAMS Starks into the chair!! Hobbs grins as he goes corner to corner, but Starks slips off and RAMS Hobbs into the chair! Starks reels Hobbs in, uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT!! Starks hurries to cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and Starks is frustrated. Hobbs flounders, Starks gets a chair, but Hobbs LOW BLOWS Starks first! Fans boo as Starks falls over, but Hobbs takes that chair for his own.
Hobbs sits the chair up, and then sits another chair up so that they face each other. Hobbs drags Starks up and brings him over, SKY- NO! Starks slips off and LOW BLOWS Hobbs in return! Starks pushes Hobbs down, and he flips the chairs around to be back to back! Starks drags Hobbs up, poses, but Hobbs resists the lift! Hobbs back drops Starks onto the chairs!! Fans lose their minds as Starks writhes! Hobbs grabs one of the chairs, sets it down, then does the same with all the other chairs. Hobbs scoops Starks for an OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE onto the chairs!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Starks survives and shocks Hobbs!
Starks crawls to the ramp but Hobbs pursues. Starks kicks him low, throws body shots, but Hobbs DECKS Starks! Hobbs stalks Starks some more, but Starks ROCKS Hobbs with a haymaker! Hobbs shrugs it off to DECK Starks again. Hobbs tells the ref to shut up about the ring. Hobbs drags Starks up, but Starks dodges to ROCK Hobbs! And again! Starks staggers but he runs in, only for Hobbs to send the Spear into the tunnel’s frame! Wait, speaking of that frame, Hobbs RIPS an LED light bar off it! Hobbs has it like a steel pipe as he stalks Starks as Starks crawls back down the ramp. Hobbs tells Starks to get his ass up!
They both return to the ring, Hobbs takes aim, but Starks avoids the swing! Starks SPEARS Hobbs through the table!! Fans are thunderous and Starks has a wild look in his eyes! Starks stands up, he keeps Hobbs from picking up the light bar and snatches it away. He CRACKS Hobbs with it! Starks reels Hobbs in, underhooks the arms, lifts Hobbs up, ROSHAMBEAU!!! Cover, Starks wins!!!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was an ABSOLUTE battle! An absolute clinic in violence, too! Will Starks be able to finally leave his past behind him and head for a brighter future?
What an awesome Rampage! It does help that this was Grand Slam week and they had to make everything on here matter. Well, they almost made everything matter. Jade VS Diamante, for actually building it up in a consistent manner, was really short. And as if Jade wasn’t already Brock Lesnar-ing the women’s division, she uses an F5 to throw Diamante onto the apron. Trina turning on Diamante in the end was also messed up, but whatever. Hook & Bronson VS Menard & Parker was really fun stuff, and Bronson definitely has that pro-wrestler potential. He’s great on the mic, obviously, and he’s one sturdy, stocky guy. Naturally Hook & Bronson win here, who knows what’s next.
Great opener of the entire night from the House of Black VS Darby & Sting. Loved the surprise attack from Darby & Sting, loved the use of the whole ringside area, and what a great surprise that Muta showed up. Didn’t like Julia Hart not going through a table, she overdid the jump. Maybe they should’ve had two tables there, too, like when Sting took his insane bump. But in the end, the Faces winning made sense if it means this feud is ending. As for Buddy & Brody, while they’re both bigger names than Dark and Elevation, I feel like they need to spend time there to buff up their tag team record and get into contention so we can see them feud with the likes of FTR and The Acclaimed.
Very fun but obviously one-sided match from #WardJoe VS Sterling’s stable. Of course Wardlow & Joe won, but I was a little worried that Wardlow taking that tumble and tweaking his knee was part of why this was less a tag match and more just two singles matches happening at the same time. I also think that with Joe having beat Woods and Wardlow having beat Nese, they’ll trade and we’ll get Wardlow beating Woods in a title match while Joe beats Nese in another. We got amazing stuff out of Fenix VS JB, and what a great win for JB. But of course Christian Cage & Luchasaurus ruin the moment and beat JB up. JB is going to continue showing his toughness, and he’ll definitely get his match with Luchasaurus now.
Good promo from the JAS celebrating Jericho’s win and setting up an even bigger celebration for Wednesday. I have a feeling Garcia does want to bring up Jericho cheating again, as it relates to Garcia’s own identity crisis of pro-wrestler VS sports entertainer. And I also think the celebration segment will give Bryan Danielson an opening to challenge Jericho to their tiebreaker, with the ROH World Championship on the line. Hell, Kingston might even show up after how things went against Sammy. Great match, and Kingston wins, only to cost himself because he didn’t show mercy, and it’d be natural to set a rematch for like the Dynamite Anniversary or something.
AEW does a great job with Battle Royals, and they really upped things here. The massive brawl, the seemingly endless number of entries, and all the stories that can now stem from what we saw. #HardyParty reuniting was a great one, and they can now take on LFI/AFO and get into the trios division. For a moment, I thought Rush or some other Heel was going to win, but in the end, Hangman wins to keep him in the world title scene. I suppose that’s fine, but I don’t see Moxley losing the title in Cincinnati only a month after getting the belt back. So then why waste Hangman on that? Unless that’s exactly when MJF will strike, to best stick it to Moxley!
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/21/22)
AEW hits the Grand Slam!
Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium!
AEW has bases loaded, and they’re hitting this one out of the park! And whether it’s Jon Moxley or Bryan Danielson, we’ll have a NEW AEW World Champion!
- ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins and becomes the new ROH World Champion.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed; The Acclaimed win and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
- AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Orange Cassidy; Pac wins and retains the title.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb VS Athena VS Britt Baker; Storm wins and retains the interim title.
- AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions Finals: Jon Moxley VS Bryan Danielson; Moxley wins and is the new AEW World Champion.
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ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Chris Jericho!
The Swiss Superman has been a fighting champion ever since winning this title off the Octopus, Jonathan Gresham! But now, he will face the SEVEN-TIME World Champion, who has reigned in WCW, WWF/WWE and of course here in AEW. Will The Wizard get magic number eight? Or will Claudio GADDAM Castagnoli not let a sports entertainer besmirch the pro-wrestling legacy of ROH?
Bobby Cruise gives us the introductions, the belt is raised, and New York City is fired up for the Grand Slam!
Claudio wants Jericho to oblige by the Code of Honor, and Jericho accepts! Fans are thunderous and Jericho gets in Claudio’s face to SLAP him! Claudio EuroUppers Jericho off his feet! Claudio gets Jericho up to fire off EuroUpper after EuroUpper! The ref counts, Claudio lets off at 4, and fans are thunderous again. Claudio whips Jericho corner to corner, runs in and EuroUppers again! Then he whips Jericho the other way for another EuroUpper! Claudio whips a third time, for yet another EuroUpper! Jericho staggers into the trophy lift! And then Claudio CROTCHES Jericho on his fireballs! Claudio runs to BOOT Jericho to the floor!
Fans are thunderous again as Claudio takes his time going out after Jericho. Claudio runs in and EuroUppers Jericho into railing! Claudio bumps Jericho off the apron, then brings him around to do it again, and again, and again! Jericho flops but then uses the special guest timekeeper, Cary Silkin, as a shield! Jericho shoves Silkin into Claudio, then sucker punches them both! Jericho shoves Silkin down and SLAPS him, then CHOPS away on Claudio! Fans boo but Jericho bumps Claudio off the apron. Jericho CHOPS again and again, then he puts Claudio in the ring. Jericho hurries up the steps and then the corner!
Jericho leaps, into a EUROUPPER! Claudio drags Jericho to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Claudio gives another EuroUpper, but Jericho CHOPS! Claudio CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! Claudio then returns to they EuroUppers and even forearms. Claudio whips, Jericho reverses to throat chop! Claudio crawls to the apron and Jericho soaks up the heat by saying he’ll have OCHO! Jericho triangle jumps, into a EUROUPPER! Fans fire up and Jericho ends up on the apron now. Claudio drags Jericho up, suplexes, but Jericho blocks! Jericho throws body shots and haymakers but Claudio gives them back. Fans fire up as they brawl on the edge!
Claudio gets the advantage but Jericho rakes the eyes! Fans boo again, but Jericho reels Claudio in. Jericho CLUBS Claudio on the back, then suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men flounder and fans lose their minds while AEW goes picture in picture.
Claudio clutches an arm and Jericho catches his breath, and they both slowly sit up. Claudio drags himself up and meets Jericho at the corner. Jericho CLUBS away on Claudio, both men get in at 8 of 10! Fans fire up, Jericho reels Claudio in for a back suplex! Cocky cover, ONE! Jericho is annoyed but he soaks up the heat again. He then flips off the fans to rile them up more. Jericho drags Claudio up but Claudio fires off EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Claudio whips Jericho to a corner, runs in, but Jericho moves! Claudio hits buckles and clutches his arm again. Jericho BOOTS Claudio down! The ref reprimands but Jericho just yells at her.
Jericho gets Claudio for a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Claudio sputters and flounders away while Jericho flexes. Jericho storms over to Claudio to CHOP him! And CLUB him! And CHOP him again! Claudio goes around the way and Jericho CHOPS more and more! Claudio throws haymakers and EuroUppers to back Jericho down! Claudio fires off again and again as Dynamite: Grand Slam returns to single picture! Claudio whips, Jericho reverses but runs into a BOOT! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Claudio skins the cat! Claudio stands but Jericho trips him up! Jericho CHOPS, and CHOPS and CHOPS!
Jericho climbs up after Claudio now, and he rains down fists! Fans count, but Jericho stops at 3 to SUPER- NO! Claudio blocks the frankensteiner to drag Jericho back up! SUPER- STEINER!! Jericho turns it back around and covers, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again. Jericho gets to ropes while Claudio crawls. Jericho aims from the corner, CODE- NO! Claudio POP-UP UPPERCUTS! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Claudio sits Jericho up, for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Everyone in the BCC knows that one! Claudio then gets Jericho’s legs and fans are thunderous again! But Jericho kicks away, so Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS him down! Cover, TWO!!
Claudio steps through the legs for the SHARPSHOOTER!! Jericho endures the hold of the family that trained him! Claudio sits deep on the Sharpshooter, but Jericho fights his way over to the ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go quickly and he kicks at Jericho’s hands. The ref has Claudio back off, and Jericho goes to kick low! Claudio blocks in time, to then reel Jericho in! RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and Claudio is seething! Claudio KNEES Jericho in the gut! And again! Claudio stalks Jericho to ropes, CHOPS him, then whips him to ropes. Jericho reverses but Claudio springboards, into a CODE BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!!!
The fans rally up again while Jericho and Claudio go to opposite ends. Jericho runs back in to trip Claudio, and he goes to turn him! Claudio fights it but Jericho stomps Claudio into the WALLS OF JERICHO! Claudio endures, powers up, rolls and then fires forearms from below! Jericho rains down haymakers, but Claudio clinches to get Jericho down, DRAGON STOMPS! Claudio shouts out Bryan Danielson, and now he has the legs! SWISS SWING!! The fans count along, all the way to 10, 15, 20!! Claudio then CATAPULTS Jericho into buckles, and LARIATS on the return! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and frustrates Claudio!
Jericho crawls away to a corner, and he finds Floyd the Baseball Bat! The ref has Claudio stay back, but Claudio blocks the bat swing!! Claudio EuroUppers! The ref puts the bat away, but Jericho back drops out of the Neutralizer! Claudio stumbles and almost hits the ref! Jericho sneaks up to LOW BLOW!!! Then JUDAS EFFECT!!! Cover, Jericho wins!?!?
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Champion)
“The Antithesis” of ROH is now their world champion! The Wizard has numero ocho and is celebrating with the Jericho Appreciation Society! They’re all so proud of Jericho, except Daniel Garcia. But the JAS reigns over ROH as the World and Pure Champions, will they soon turn the pro-wrestling promotion into a sports entertainment company?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event.
William Regal couldn’t be prouder of the Blackpool Combat Club. Jon Moxley says this tournament of champions has become AEW’s Super Bowl, World Series, all rolled into one. Bryan Danielson notes that he’s only lost to four people since joining AEW: Hangman Page; Jon Moxley; Daniel Garcia; and Chris Jericho. Bryan’s avenged his losses to the Cowboy, the Dragonslayer, and even The Wizard. That leaves just one left. Moxley says he doesn’t want to win, he knows he will win. But when it is BCC VS BCC, who will reign supreme over AEW?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed!
Both teams went all out at All Out, but in the end, this was whose house? Swerve In Our Glory’s house! But that doesn’t mean this is their AEW. Will Max Caster & Anthony Bowens redeem themselves in the rematch? Or will this just be a remix for Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland?
Justin Roberts makes these introductions and of course, Caster has a rap! “It’s our time, it’s gonna be Swerve’s aid. We’ll make those bitches go black like Little Mermaid! We run the city from here to Soho. ‘Bout to run these dudes outta town like Cuomo! Don’t ever disrespect me. Lookin’ like a skinny can to a two liter of Pepsi! Y’all soft, that’s how the story goes. I think it’s more like Swerve In a Glory Hole!” Caster pumps the mic and Bowens says, “NEEEEW YOOOORK CITAAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived!! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” Fans are fired up already, the belts are raised, and it’s time to see if the sequel is better than the original!
The teams sort out and Bowens starts against Keith. Fans harken this back to All Out with “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Bowens and Keith slowly circle, fans are thunderous as Bowens eggs Keith on, and Keith nods. They tie up, Bowens goes for a leg but Keith gut wrenches to throw Bowens away! Fans are torn but Bowens keeps his cool. Bowens and Keith circle, tie up, and Bowens waistlocks. Bowens then headlocks but Keith lifts him with one arm! Bowens cranks the headlock, Keith powers up and out and he RAMS Bowens. Bowens stays up and runs, but Keith follows, barrels through him, and RANAS?!
Fans are thunderous and Swerve taunts Bowens while Keith smirks. Bowens tags Caster and they stare down now. They tie up, and Keith powers Caster to a corner. The ref counts, Keith lets off cleanly, and he welcomes Caster to return. Caster dodges a haymaker but Keith blocks the arm-drag! Keith then powers Caster to a corner, powers up, but Caster turns biel into arm-drag! Fans fire up as Caster taunts Keith now! Bowens steps in, but Swerve DROPKICKS the Acclaimed before they can scissor finger! Fans boo and Keith has Swerve cool off. Swerve glares at Billy Gunn while AEW goes picture in picture.
Swerve puts Caster in a corner and fires off hands. Swerve puts a leg in the ropes and UPPERCUTS Caster! The ref counts and Swerve lets off, to DROPKICK the leg! Caster falls over and Swerve soaks up the heat. Swerve glares at Billy and taunts Bowens. Bowens gets mad but the ref keeps him back. Caster hits Swerve but Swerve drop toeholds him down. Swerve has the leg, kicks away on it, and then hits a KNEE JAMMER! Swerve drags Caster over, tags in Keith, and they mug Caster. Keith shrugs and brings Caster up to bump him off buckles. Keith tags Swerve so Swerve can CHOP Caster! Swerve then snapmares for an UPPERCUT! Cover, ONE!
Swerve clamps onto Caster and grinds him down into the mat with an armlock. Swerve traps that arm to fishhook Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Swerve lets off to then have a chinlock. Caster endures, Swerve pulls back on him, but Caster stands up. Caster RAMS Swerve into the Limitless corner, and Keith tags in. Keith RAMS into Caster, then he wrenches Caster to wristlock. Caster throws body shots and kicks! Caster goes to suplex but Keith is a big man! Keith knees back and Caster falls over! Dynamite Grand Slam returns to single picture and both special guests, Fabolous and DJ Whoo Kid are into this.
Keith clinches Caster but Caster throws body shots! Keith ROCKS Caster with a forearm! Caster BOOTS back, DECKS Swerve, then sends Keith into buckles! Swerve rushes in but Caster dodges and POWERSLAMS Swerve down! Caster dodges Keith, CHOPS and SUPERKICKS, and he tries to suplex!? Caster manages a HUGE snap suplex!! Fans are thunderous as Caster crawls, hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Swerve, back drops him, then CHOPS and JABS and SUPERKICKS Keith! Keith falls over and fans are fired up with Bowens! Bowens runs but into Swerve’s kick and a HOUSE CALL!!
Swerve hurries back to the corner, he tags in Keith, and Keith drags Bowens up. But Bowens fights off the Swerve Bomb! Bowens RANAS Keith away, avoids Swerve’s stomps, and rolls him! TWO!! But Bowens deadlifts Swerve for a BUCKLE BOMB! Bowens swings but Keith swats him and HEADBUTTS him down! Keith calls to Swerve to reset, but Swerve is in bad shape. Keith takes Bowens and TOSSES him to the ramp!! Bowens tumbles and flops on the LED rampway! Caster runs in, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Caster writhes and fans boo but Keith shrugs it all off. Keith glares at Billy as he climbs up the corner! Keith MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Caster moves!
Caster grits his teeth and sits back up. Caster crawls to a corner and fans are thunderous! Caster clamps on a SLEEPER on Keith! The ref counts because they’re in the ropes. Swerve grabs Bowens’ boombox! The ref is busy with something, Swerve swings but Caster ducks! The boombox SMACKS Keith!! Swerve freaks out as Keith goes down! Caster BOOTS Swerve and Bowens is back! The Acclaimed SCISSOR! Bowens goes up top, he leaps to BLOCKBUSTER Keith back down! Caster leaps, but his knee gives out! The Mic Drop flops but Bowens covers, TWO!! Keith is still in this after The Acclaimed got off track.
Bowens drags Keith up, throws forearms, and fans rally up. Tag to Caster and The Acclaimed work together, only for Keith to explode out! Tag to Swerve, he runs but Caster waistlocks! Swerve backs him into a corner and SOBATS! Caster flounders, but he shoots around to a BIG back suplex! Caster fights through the pain to go back up top! Fans fire up as Caster aims again, only for Swerve to ROCK him first! Fans boo but Swerve goes up top to join Caster. Keith returns, Swerve has a fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY POUNCE! And then Electric Chair Lift, TOSS INTO THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!? WHAT?!?
Fans are electric as Caster survives and keeps The Acclaimed alive! Bowens drags Caster out to safety but Swerve grits his teeth. Swerve springboards to 450 SENTON The Acclaimed down! But now Daddy Ass gets in Swerve’s face! The ref warns Billy, Swerve dares Billy to do something. Keith has Swerve stand down, but then Billy says SUCK IT! ROLLING ELBOW from Bowens! The ref is busy with Keith, he misses Billy’s FAMOUSER to the floor! Billy puts Swerve in for The acclaimed and Caster DROPKCISK Keith! ARRIVAL to the MIC DROP!! Cover, THE ACCLAIMED WIN!!!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Streamers fly as the fans explode for Caster & Bowens! It was a long road for this homegrown duo, but now they are on top of AEW! And they SCISSOR! Will no one be able to cut down this battle tested tag team now that they have the titles?
As for Swerve and Keith, they’re both stunned, and Swerve is frustrated. Is the Limitless House going to fold? Or will they regroup and find a way to redeem themselves?
Backstage interview with FTR.
Lexi Nair notes we just witnessed another AEW World Tag Team Championship match between Swerve In Our Glory and The Acclaimed, what are their thoughts? Cash says all four guys killed it, congrats to Caster & Bowens, they deserved this. But FTR have been #1 contenders since back in April, so they are cashing in. They’re asking nicely- Oh, surprise, surprise, it’s Austin & Colten. FTR was “hoping” to see these two. Oh, well, Colten says they should be called “F T R U guys ever gonna stop complaining about being number one contenders?” Austin says it should be “F T Aren’t you guys losing momentum?”
Colten has another one: “F T R U guys ever gonna be on TV again?” Dax says that’s funny because it’s true. He is asking the same questions all the time. Austin asks Colten why Dax is getting angry. Colten isn’t sure. Austin tells the “little guy” to chill. Oh, wait, Colten knows why FTR’s angry. It’s because they’re looking at a more talented, more charismatic, more handsome and younger version of FTR! #TopGuysOut! The Gunn Sons mock the FTR forearm bumps and chest bump, then actually do leave. Yeah, have a good night, guys. But F T Are the Ass Boys going to regret stepping to the TRIPLE BELT CHAMPIONS?
Wheeler Yuta is here!
Tony Schiavone is on stage with The Decoder, and Schiavone brings up that the main event is Moxley VS Danielson for the world title. As their teammate and protégé in the BCC, how does Yuta see this going? Yuta says when it comes down to it- It’s MJF! New York is fired up to see Maxwell Jacob Friedman swagger out onto the stage. MJF has Schiavone hold the mic so he can say, “Cut my music, cut my music. Questionable Queens, the Devil has arrived!” Fans cheer for “MJF! MJF!” and he says since they all literally worship the ground that he walks, that makes them all devil worshipers. The fans don’t mind that, apparently.
MJF says hey to Schiavone, “ya fat old prick.” As for “Wheels,” he is clearly confused. Probably because never in Yuta’s wildest dreams would he have gotten a reaction like MJF just did, and he probably never will. Here’s why: It’s not just because Yuta is MID. No, it’s because MJF is a god to New York! They adore and worship him! They’d drink his saliva if they could! There isn’t a single man in this arena who wouldn’t let MJF sleep with their wife, and the only reason he won’t is because he has standards. He’s just being honest! “Because I am a generational talent.” Yuta gets the mic to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, MJF!”
“Max, Max, Max, calm down. What you said has some truth to it. You are a generational talent, that is true. You are also a man with more catchphrases than friends, and you are the king of the low hanging fruit here in AEW. Speaking of which, I think someone got engaged very recently. No, don’t worry, I’m not as low as you, I’m not gonna go there. I’ll just say congratulations, because I met her and she’s a wonderful young lady. She’s smart, too. Maybe a little too smart. Because she might’ve figured out what the rest of us already know: that you are a spineless, worthless piece of human garbage, and she’s gonna walk out on you just like you walked out on all of us!”
MJF says everyone should give it up to Yuta. He has evolved from drying paint to pet rock as a personality. It’s incredible. But the reason MJF is here is to wish Yuta’s buddies good luck in the main event. Y’know, the Blackpool Cuckold Club. MJF wishes them both the best of luck, because what’s happening tonight isn’t that Moxley and Bryan are fighting for the world title. No, they’re really fighting to lose that title to Maxwell Jacob Friedman. But don’t worry, Yuta, you can still go to them for advice. He can go up to Danielson and ask, “Hey, B-Ry, can you teach me how to become injury prone and turn my brain into scrambled eggs?”
And you can’t get advice from Moxley, he’s not all there to begin with. But hey, Yuta can always go up to William Regal and ask, “Hey, Willy, can you teach me how to pop pills?” Yuta POPS MJF!! MJF HEADBUTTS Yuta!! And shoves Schiavone!! MJF blames Schiavone for this, but then he turns around and Yuta TACKLES MJF! Yuta rains down fists, but W. Morrissey shows up to CHOKE Yuta! The Firm is protecting their boss! MJUF CLOBBERS Yuta with the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Security rushes out but Morrissey backs them down. Morrissey escorts MJF out, but will Yuta be the first to strike back?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & The Baddies.
Recorded earlier, Schiavone says this Friday, Jade defends the AEW TBS Championship against Diamante, who says she is bringing a friend of her own. That friend is apparently the real Baddest- Jade tells Schiavone to cut the sh*t because we all know Jade is #ThatBitch. And for those wondering, Jade’s going after the AEW Women’s World title on her time. Diamante walks over to tell Jade that trust her, Jade’s gonna wanna know who her friend is. In fact, she’s the OG Baddie. The Baddest Bitch, TRINA. WHAT?! Did Kiera know about this? No! Well, okay. Jade sees Trina and she sees Diamante. But Jade will see them both this Friday on Rampage.
Trina says Jade can see her now. Jade scoffs at that and the Baddies head out. Trina has Diamante’s back, will she be enough to keep the Baddies at bay?
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Orange Cassidy!
The Bastard has history with Freshly Squeezed, and they add another chapter here! Will Pac still be the one and only dual champion in AEW? Or will Orange Cassidy get serious and finally get some gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see what it takes to end an inaugural reign!
Fans rally up as Pac glares at Cassidy, but Cassidy is unfazed. Cassidy puts his hands up, takes off his sunglasses, and he THROWS them at Pac! The glasses shatter as they bounce off Pac, and then Cassidy puts his hands up. Pac rushes in, but into a roll-up! TWO, and Cassidy teases the hands-in-pockets again! Pac rushes in but into an arm hook, facelock and cradle! TWO, Pac gets up and narrowly avoids the Orange Punch! Fans cheer as Pac is frustrated with himself. Cassidy’s mind games are getting at him, and Pac even has to be wary as he goes to the apron. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets and fans fire up!
Pac storms into the ring and warns Cassidy, but Cassidy fires off the “devastating” shin kicks! Pac eggs Cassidy on as the kicks keep coming! Cassidy powers up, to SHOTGUN Pac down! Cassidy kips up but Pac SHOTGUNS back! Cassidy flounders to a corner and Pac stomps a mudhole into him! The ref counts, Pac lets off, and fans are torn as Pac drags Cassidy up. Pac bumps Cassidy off buckles, digs boots into Cassidy’s head, but the ref counts. Pac lets off at 4, argues with the ref, and Cassidy bails out. Pac goes out to bump Cassidy off the apron! Pac brings Cassidy around, smacks him off more apron, and Cassidy flounders away.
Fans rally while Pac paces, and Pac brings Cassidy up. Pac aims and whips to POST Cassidy! Cassidy is dazed and Pac soaks up the cheers and jeers. Pac drags Cassidy up, puts him in the ring, and then he climbs up the corner. Cassidy slow rolls to the far side. Pac is oddly amused, this is typical Cassidy. Pac FLIES and hits Cassidy down with! Pac puts Cassidy in and climbs up again to aim like a hawk. Cassidy staggers to his feet, and Pac MISSILE DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Cassidy is still in this and fans rally up. Pac drags Cassidy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Cassidy bounces off buckles.
AEW goes picture in picture as Pac dusts off his hands. Pac stomps Cassidy to a corner, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. The ref is warning him but Pac pretends it’s the loud crowd that makes it hard to hear the ref. Pac digs his boots in again but lets off as the ref reprimands. Pac drags Cassidy up, snapmares, then throws down an elbow! Cover, TWO, so Pac clamps on a chinlock. Pac grinds Cassidy but Cassidy endures. Fans rally up, Cassidy fights up to his feet, but Pac CLUBS him on the head! Pac whips Cassidy to a corner, Cassidy goes up and out! Cassidy ducks the haymaker to bump Pac off buckles!
Cassidy bumps Pac off more buckles, then climbs up top. CROSSBODY! Cover, ONE!! Cassidy runs but into a SNAP GERMAN! Pac circles around Cassidy and deadlift waistlocks for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Cassidy escapes and gets to ropes but Pac is fuming. Pac argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Pac stands on Cassidy, the ref reprimands, but Pac lets off at 4. Pac “apologizes” but the ref warns him again. Pac BOOTS Cassidy down, then digs his boot in! The ref counts, Pac lets off, and Pac paces around. Cassidy crawls and Dynamite Grand Slam returns to single picture. Pac taunts Cassidy but Cassidy pushes him away.
Cassidy flops over but Pac drags him back up. Cassidy breaks free again and he gives a thumbs up! Fans fire up but Pac is annoyed. Pac choke grips Cassidy and puts him in the corner! The ref counts, Pac lets off at 4, then BOOTS Cassidy down again! Pac drags Cassidy from the ropes, goes to the corner, climbs up top, but Cassidy slow rolls away again. Pac is amused, he storms after Cassidy and he drags him back into the ring. Pac GERMAN SUPLEXES Cassidy again! Pac drags Cassidy into the drop zone and goes up top again. Fans fire up but Cassidy already has his boots up! Too early, Cassidy! Pac is annoyed again and he hops down to drag Cassidy around.
But Cassidy uses that to victory roll! TWO!! Tilt-o-whirl DD- NO! Pac blocks Cassidy and suplexes, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE comes through! Pac bails out now but Cassidy builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into railing! Cassidy puts Pac in, he goes up top now, and he leaps for DEEP IMPACT!! Cassidy kips up and fans are loving this! Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Pac survives but Cassidy throws off the armband! Cassidy powers up, takes aim, ORANGE- NO! Pac catches Cassidy into a NOTHERN LIGHTS! And then the Rings of Saturn, for the- NO, Cassidy turns that around to a cover! TWO!!!
ORANGE PUNCH OUTTA NOWHERE!!! Cassidy pushes Pac to a cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Pac survives by inches and Cassidy can’t believe it! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” as Pac flops out of the ring. Pac flounders for his belts, but then grabs the ring bell hammer! Cassidy hurries over, reels Pac in, Pac HAMMERS Cassidy in the headlock!! Fans boo, they saw what happened! Pac puts Cassidy in the ring, covers, Pac wins!
Winner: PAC, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)
He really IS a Bastard! Pac claims it was just a really good punch, but we all know better. If Cassidy forced Pac to resort to this, are Pac’s days as champion numbered? Or does this just mean Pac will do anything to retain the title?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb VS Athena VS Britt Baker w/ Rebel!
When Thunder Rosa went out with injury, AEW went All Out to crown an interim champion. It was finally #ToniTime in that Fatal 4 Way, but can Lightning From Down Under strike twice? Or will she lose hold of the gold with these stacked odds?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see a Storm, a Wolf, a Fallen Goddess and a Dentist do battle!
The bell rings, Deeb rushes Athena but gets a BOOT! Britt aims at Storm but Storm blocks the Superkick to get a waistlock. Athena SUPERKICKS Britt into Storm’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Storm and Athena stare down! Storm and Athena tie up, Athena hits the headlock takeover but Storm headscissors. Athena kips free but Storm blocks the leg lariat to lift. Athena uses that to RANA Storm down! Then Athena hits a roll-up, TWO! Storm gets up but Athena fires off forearms! Athena whips, Storm reverses then backslides, TWO!! Athena narrowly gets up and the two bridge. Deeb breaks both their bases!
Deeb pushes them over, and she has a DOUBLE high stack cover! TWO!! Storm swings, misses, and Deeb drop toeholds into a Deathlock! Athena runs in, into a Cobra Twist! Fans fire up for the DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS! Then Deeb spins Athena around for a snap suplex that also SNAPS the Deathlock! Deeb fires up and the fans fire up with her, but Britt full nelsons and snapmares to a ghost pin! TWO, and Deeb gets up, only for Britt to roll her! TWO, and Britt dodges Athena to ROLLING ELBOW her down! Britt fires off on Deeb, whips her to ropes, then follows to duck ‘n’ dodge and SLINGBLADE! Fans fire but Storm kicks Britt!
Britt ROCKS Storm, ROCKS her again, then FISHERMAN- NO, Storm slips out! Britt ducks, ripcords, Storm dodges and SHOTGUNS Britt down! Storm drags Britt up for a SNAP HALF HATCH! Storm hurries to a corner and she climbs up! Fans fire up but Deeb ROCKS Storm first! Britt helps out, they both go up after Storm, but then Athena CLUBS them both! Athena adds on, and we get a TOWER OF DOOM!! All four women are down and the fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture!
A quadruple standing count begins! Athena sits up, then Storm, then Britt and Deeb. They all get a corner, Athena runs in to clothesline Britt! Then she clotheslines Deeb! Then she HANDSPRING FOREARMS Storm! Athena fires up, but Britt SUPERKICKS her down! “D! M! D!” Britt drags Athena up to fire forearms, then she whips Athena to ropes for a LARIAT! Deeb storms over to Storm while Britt drags Athena out. Deeb CHOPS Storm while Britt whips Athena into Rebel’s LARIAT! No Disqualifications means the assistant can help out! Deeb whips Storm corner to corner hard, then runs in to clothesline!
Deb drags Storm around, and hits a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Storm sputters while Britt and Rebel mug Athena. Britt puts Athena in the ring, then pulls her into the corner to dig her into the post! Rebel helps out here, too! Deeb snapmares Storm and SLIDING SHOULDER TACKLES! Cover, TWO!! Britt remembers this is sudden death and hurries into the ring. Britt stares down with Deeb, and Rebel CHOKES Athena, but Deeb and Britt decide to trade targets. Britt taunts Storm, Deeb looms over Athena. Britt ROCKS Storm, Deeb ROCKS Athena, but Athena ROCKS Deeb back! Athena SOBATS Deeb while Britt puts Storm in a corner.
Athena KICKS and ROCKS Deeb, then runs, only for Deeb to turn dropkick into HALF CRAB! Britt digs her boots into Storm, then drags her up to reel her in. Dynamite Grand Slam returns to single picture as Storm trips Britt up! Storm now has a HALF CRAB on Britt! Storm and Deeb stare each other down as Britt and Athena endure! Fans fire up as Storm and Deeb drag Britt and Athena back in order to get closer to each other. Deeb SLAPS Storm! So Storm SLAPS Deeb! The SLAPS keep going back and forth while Athena and Britt claw at the mat! Storm SLAPS Deeb and they both end up letting go to fire off haymakers and uppercuts!
Deeb CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Storm gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Deeb flounders to one corner, Athena and Britt are already in the others! Storm runs, SWEET HIP MUSIC for Athena! Storm goes corner to corner but Britt spins Storm around to FISHERMAN SCREW! Britt runs, into Athena’s SHOTGUN! Deeb LARIATS Athena! Deeb gets Britt up, EuroUppers, then forearms! Deeb whips, Britt reverses but Deeb goes out to reel Britt in! HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Athena runs in, Deeb dodges the boot to DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb slides under Storm to sunset flip, roll through, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as Storm survives! But Deeb hooks Storm’s arm for the omoplata and goes after the leg! Storm endures the SERENITY LOCK!! Britt SUPERKICKS Deeb! Storm is free and Deeb is down, but Athena ROCKS Britt! Athena fireman’s carries Britt, Deeb stands and CROSSBODIES, but Athena catches her! Athena has Deeb and Britt for a SAMOAN DROP FALL AWAY SLAM! Athena lands more on Britt’s head than anything and fans are fired up! Athena drags Storm up, reels her in, but Storm back drops Athena to the ropes. Athena uses that to rebound for the CLIFFHANGER CODE BREAKER!! Cover, Deeb breaks it in time!!
Athena is beside herself, and she puts Deeb on the ropes. Britt stays back, her nose bloodied and possibly broken like in the past. Deeb kicks Athena back, whips her to ropes, but Athena reverses and throws Deeb out! Athena runs at Storm but into a BOOT! Storm spins Athena around, goes up, TORNADO DDT! But Britt mule kicks al eg and clamps onto Storm! Ghost pin, TWO! Storm gets a ghost pin, STORM WINS!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
The Dentist tried to catch Storm off guard but it was Storm who caught Britt! Storm still has the belt, but then Britt CLOBBERS her from behind! Britt is a sore loser, and she smears her nose blood on Storm! Britt stomps away on Storm, rains down fists, and it’s like back when she feuded with Thunder Rosa! But wait! Here comes HAYTER! Jamie Hayter spins Britt around, and then they smile as they mug Storm together! Nothing brings friends together like beating up a common enemy! Deeb even beats up on Athena for the hell of it! Britt shows off her bloody nose, and she CURB STOMPS Athena down!
Deeb drags Athena up to throw her out and then Hayter taunts fans. Britt gets her glove, but wait! Who is this coming out now? SARAYA?!?! AKA Paige, Saraya Knight has come to AEW!! Britt is stunned and the fans are thunderous! Deeb and Hayter bail out but Britt is like a deer in headlights! Rebel gets Britt outta there, and Saraya blows them all a kiss. Has the AEW Women’s Division solidified its spot as THE division with this addition?
AEW hears from Darby Allin.
Darby brings out a new body bag and carries it across town, even going on the subway with it. The bag has “BRODY & BUDDY” written on it, and whatever’s inside slumps over. Darby sits it up, then carries it a little bit further. A taxi takes him and the bag as passengers! Darby says, “I’m heading to a funeral, at Arthur Ashe.” The taxi heads out, will the No Disqualification tag match be the last stand for the House of Black?
AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions Finals: Jon Moxley VS Bryan Danielson!
What a wild summer for the world title. CM Punk wins it off Hangman Adam Page, but has to be away with an injury. The Maniac defends the “interim” title through to All Out, where CM Punk wins it back, getting injured again in the process. There’s also something about #BrawlOut #Scrumgate #AceSteelBites but point being, we needed a NEW world champion. Moxley denied the Spanish God while the American Dragon fought through the Cowboy AND the Wizard, and now they meet as the friendly rivals they are. Will Moxley get this belt back again? Or will Bryan win back a loss while also getting the gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and one way or another, the BCC will reign on high!
But wait, watching from a VIP skybox, with his Casino Ladder Match poker chip, is the joker, the devil of AEW, Maxwell Jacob Friedman. The bell rings and fans are thunderous already. They circle, feel things out, and then tie up. They go around, Moxley headlocks for the takeover but Bryan headscissors. Mox kips free, Bryan CHOPS so Moxley CHOPS back! Bryan picks the ankle, gets the headlock but Moxley headscissors. Bryan kips free and CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS back! Bryan picks the ankle again, but has a toehold and turns it into a Deathlock. Bryan turns Moxley, CLUBS and crossface forearms Moxley, but Moxley guards his arms.
Bryan reaches, Moxley keylocks in return, but Bryan shifts to facelock. Moxley RAMS Bryan into a corner, the ref counts, and Moxley lets off, to CHOP! Bryan CHOPS back! Moxley eggs him on so Bryan CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS, Bryan HEADBUTTS! Bryan bumps Moxley off buckles and CHOPS again! And KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! The ref counts, Bryan whips corner to corner and runs in to DROPKICK! Moxley stays up but Bryan SLAPS him! Bryan SLAPS Moxley to egg him on and Moxley glares at Bryan. Bryan CHOPS but Moxley eggs Bryan on. Bryan CHOPS, Moxley stomps away in the corner!
Moxley rains down forearms but the ref backs him off. Moxley has to remember, no Champion’s Advantage in a vacated title match. Moxley whips Bryan but Bryan reverses. Bryan runs in to DROPKICK again! Moxley wobbles but Bryan CHOPS him! Moxley staggers away, Bryan KICKS him in the corner. Moxley staggers again, Bryan CHOPS him! And KICKS him! And CHOPS! And KICKS! Moxley staggers to another corner but Bryan just CHOPS him again! And KICKS! Moxley falls to his knees but Bryan whips him to ropes for a kitchen sink KNEE! And then a KICK in the back! Moxley grits his teeth but Bryan KICKS him again!
Bryan KICKS Moxley into the corner but Moxley huffs and puffs. Bryan EuroUppers, then EuroUppers, then EuroUppers again! MJF seems bored watching, maybe he’s just impatient. Bryan goes to the far corner and he runs back in, but Moxley dodges! The dropkick hits buckles! Now Moxley KICKS Bryan! And KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Moxley eggs Bryan on, then gets his legs to DOUBLE STOMP his stomach! Moxley stands Bryan up, scoops and SLAMS him, then KICKS him again! Bryan gets up to EuroUpper Moxley, so Moxley EuroUppers back. Bryan bumps Moxley off buckles, and CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS, KICKS, repeat!
Fans fire up with every CHOP and KICK, then Bryan hoists Moxley up top. But Moxley shoves Bryan away! Bryan comes back to DROPKICK Moxley down! Moxley tumbles to apron then floor, and now MJF is amused. Bryan hits a FLYING KNEE from the apron! Fans fire up with the American Dragon and MJF golf claps. Bryan drags Moxley up and into the ring. Bryan goes up top, and he MISSILE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up and Bryan has Moxley on the apron. Bryan wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER, then another! And another! Moxley turns that into a SLEEPER! The ref counts, they’re in the ropes! But Bryan goes to the apron for a GERMAN SUPLEX!
MJF is almost laughing as Moxley flops to the floor. AEW goes picture in picture and MJF applauds for real this time. Bryan smirks and he fetches Moxley while soaking up the cheers and jeers. MJF is checking his phone? Is he at least texting someone about this match? Bryan wrenches and hammerlocks Moxley’s arm before he POSTS it! Bryan then drags Moxley up to wrench again, and POST him again! Bryan refreshes the ring count before he soaks up more cheers and jeers. MJF is talking on the phone now, maybe he’s telling someone about this match. Bryan wrenches Moxley’s arm again to hit another ELBOW BREAKER!
Bryan CHOPS Moxley, CHOPS him again, and Moxley falls over! Bryan drags Moxley up and into the ring, drags him by the arm, and he wrenches that arm to a top wristlock! Moxley endures and resists, even as Bryan pushes him back. Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Bryan then isolates the arm again to STOMP it again! Bryan brings Moxley up and wrenches again. Bryan WRINGS Moxley out, and now MJF is bored again. For someone who uses a cerebral and technical style, it seems MJF prefers watching hard hitting matches. Bryan gets Moxley’s legs, hooks those up, then grabs Moxley’s arms.
Moxley knows Bryan wants the Romero Special so he resists Bryan going for the arms. Bryan STOMPS the knees instead! And again! Bryan then gets an arm and drops a knee on it! Dynamite Grand Slam is single picture again, though we still get side by side of MJF rolling his eyes as Bryan hammerlocks the arm. Bryan fishhooks Moxley’s face, lets off as the ref counts 4, because “I’ve got five!” Moxley endures but Bryan drags Moxley up. Moxley ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan fires off KICKS! Moxley forearms, Bryan kicks, but Moxley gets the edge! Moxley ROLLING- NO, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!
Bryan drags Moxley up, and hits a SNAP HALF HATCH! Fans fire up as Bryan climbs! Moxley stands, Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS, but Moxley SPINEBUSTERS Bryan down! And then gets the HALF CRAB! Bryan endures now as Moxley sits back on the leg! Bryan refuses to give up so Moxley shifts to an ANKLE LOCK! Moxley leans on the hold but Bryan still endures! Bryan fights up, Moxley reels him in, modified LEG CAPTURE HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up while both men are down! Bryan gets to ropes and Moxley pushes up off the mat. Fans duel as both men stand, and Moxley runs in to clothesline at the corner!
Moxley hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and he CLAWS Bryan’s back! Moxley then uses a Half Hatch, but Bryan resists! Moxley HEADBUTTS away on Bryan, then goes back for the facelock. Bryan fights it, slips under and shoves Moxley down! Moxley bumps the camera on the post, but the worst part was the groin. Bryan climbs up behind Moxley, stands him up, and hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up while both men writhe, and MJF applauds this time. Bryan crawls to a cover, TWO!! Moxley steals the LEBELL LOCK!! Moxley is using Bryan’s own hold, but Bryan is already fighting it by turning his hips!
Bryan pushes through, has a top mount, and he throws down body shots! Moxley throws elbows from below and they’re brawling in the clinch! Fans rally, Bryan moves around and he hooks Moxley’s legs! They bridge and headstand! Fans are thunderous as they SLAP each other while upside-down! Bryan then powers it over to ground ‘n’ pound on Moxley! MJF is intrigued as Bryan gets the arms, CATTLE MUTILATION! Moxley endures, pushes the bridge over, but Bryan keeps the chicken wings. Bryan has Moxley caught for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans chant “YES!” with every shot!
Bryan then drags Moxley up, but Moxley goes for a double wristlock! Bryan fires forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Then a ROUNHDHOUSE! But Moxley leans on Bryan to KING KONG LARIAT! MJF is laughing again as Moxley drags Bryan up. Moxley underhooks but Bryan fights the Death Rider with a back drop! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges and BUSAIKU KNEES again! Cover, TWO!!! Even MJF is surprised! “This is Awesome!” as Moxley and Bryan sit up. Moxley eggs Bryan on, and Bryan KICKS the bad arm! Moxley eggs him on so the KICKS keep coming! KICK after KICK, but Moxley blocks! Moxley STOMPS the bad leg!
Moxley runs to CURB STOMP!! Shout out to his frenemy, The Architect! Moxley hurries to get Bryan up, for DEATH RIDER!! Cover, TWO!??! Bryan survives and no one can believe it! MJF has to applaud again, he’s loving this. Moxley crawls over to Bryan and drags him back up. Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Bryan and Moxley knuckle lock, and they throw point blank elbows! They go back and forth, Bryan monkey flips and sits back, ONE! He has the arms, and fires off DRAGON STOMPS! But Moxley drags Bryan down to kick from below! Fans fire up as Bryan gives those shots back!
MJF is shocked to see the viciousness as Bryan just stomps away on Moxley! And then Bryan drags Moxley into the TRIANGLE HOLD!! Moxley powers up to stack cover, ONE as Bryan throws Moxley into the omoplata! LEBELL LOCK!!! Moxley is caught, he’s flailing, but he fights around! Moxley reaches out, Bryan pulls Moxley back, but Moxley gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go in frustration and he follows Moxley to the apron. Bryan goes up a corner, leaps, GUILLOTINE KNEE to Moxley’s bad arm! Bryan then wrenches, but Moxley reverses, DEATH RIDER to the ramp!! Fans lose their minds as Bryan flops all the way into the ring!
Moxley hurries to cover, TWO!?!? Bryan survives again and fans are loving it! Moxley clamps on a SLEEPER! Bryan endures, fights his way up, but Moxley leans on the hold! Bryan pulls on the bad arm! Bryan gest up the corner and pushes back, but Moxley rolls through! Moxley SMOTHERS Bryan in the mat! Bryan is fading, the ref checks, HE’S OUT! MOXLEY WINS!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
Moxley becomes the first-ever THREE-TIME AEW World Champion! William Regal joins Moxley in the ring to adorn him with the belt. MJF smirks, but then Bryan snatches the belt?! Is there dissention in the ranks of the BCC? Thanks to House of the American Dragon, we see that Bryan simply wanted to be the one to personally put the belt on Moxley. They even hug it out! The BCC is stronger than ever, and Regal accompanies Bryan away. As for Moxley, thanks to Elite POV, we see Moxley addresses the crowd.
“Let me tell you this. I am now once again the AEW World Champion. It is among one of the best things that I will ever do, but it is not even near the top of the list. This championship doesn’t define me. Being a good man, being a good father, being the kind of man people can look up to, that is what defines me.” Fans cheer, and Moxley continues. “But when it comes down to the best wrestling promotion on this planet, blood, sweat, tears, passion… I know this belt doesn’t define me, but I define this belt!” Fans love the sound of that, but then Tony Khan comes out to address the crowd!
Via Jason Solomon, AKA Solomonster, Tony Khan says “At this year’s first Tuesday Night Dynamite, October 18th, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the winner of the Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal will get a shot at the first-ever three-time AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley. If he is still the champion on that Tuesday.” A big move with an ominous disclaimer. Will we see Moxley defend the title in his hometown? Who will win big on Rampage Grand Slam to take on whoever is champion?
A great Dynamite, all these title matches and even championship related promos, Grand Slam is off to a great start. The Ass Boys are gonna get squashed by FTR, though, right? There’s no way Austin & Colten can beat the joint ROH, IWGP & AAA Tag Team Champions. And as I said last week, Diamante may have back-up now, but unless she has two people watching her back, she’s going to lose to Jade because Jade has both Kiera and Leila, and is just physically imposing to begin with. Unless… They did reference the real-life relationship of Kiera and Diamante, maybe Kiera swerves Jade to help Diamante win?
Speaking of some swerves, the ROH World Championship was an awesome opener, but I’m really surprised that Jericho won. Cheating or not, I didn’t think Claudio was going to lose this belt so soon. At the same time, this is feeding into the larger Daniel Garcia identity crisis story. Maybe Daniel Garcia’s turn comes with him challenging Jericho to the ROH World Championship, and at least teasing becoming a dual champion. The AEW World Tag title match was also awesome, fans in NYC love The Acclaimed just as much as fans in Chicago, and I think hearing that reaction at All Out made Tony Khan realize it’s time. The Acclaimed get the belts so we can have fresh starts for them as champions and for the story of dysfunction between Keith and Swerve.
Pac VS Cassidy was another great match, and I suppose it’s fitting that The Bastard cheats to stay a double champion. I guess Ethan Page can still face Pac, even though I thought the whole point was Ethan is getting rid of the jokester characters. Maybe Cassidy will be given a second chance, but he must beat Ethan Page first. That will be a great match, and no matter who wins, they will have an awesome match with Pac, perhaps saved for the Dynamite Anniversary or Full Gear. Great Fatal 4 Way for the AEW Women’s title, and that was rough for Britt to get her nose busted again. Hopefully it isn’t as bad as last time, because with PAIGE/SARAYA arriving, we could get a great Six Woman Tag as part of Saraya getting back in the ring.
I will say, though, I was hoping we were going to get more out of Hayter and Britt being at odds. But AEW still can’t quite get their women’s division proper TV time, and this is just another big name on top of an already stacked list. We can only hope Saraya’s signing with AEW is a sign that they’re going to work out the bugs and get the women’s division sorted out. We got a good vignette from Darby Allin, though I think his other ones have been better. Great interaction from MJF and Yuta, and Morrissey being MJF’s muscle now, I bet we get Morrissey VS Yuta before we ever get Yuta VS MJF. MJF watching the main event was a nice touch. He wasn’t in position to “cash in” a la WWE’s MITB, but he made his presence known.
Moxley VS Bryan was awesome, it was almost PPV levels, and while I personally felt like they could’ve surprised us again here by having Bryan win, I knew that with how MJF called out Moxley, it was going to be Mox VS MJF. Jericho having the ROH World title could even be to set up his tiebreaker with Bryan, the title on the line. Bryan could win that to bring that title back to BCC and also help lead the way into the inevitable ROH return to TV. As for Moxley and the world title, great to know exactly when the “Golden Ticket” winner gets their shot, and it also helps us know that oh yeah, regular sports will get in the way of Wednesday Night Dynamite so we’ll have at least one Tuesday Night War of NXT VS AEW.
My Score: 8.8/10
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