Will AEW Dynamite have another SUPERKICK PARTAAAY~?!
The Young Bucks defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships, right as the ENTIRE Double or Nothing 2021 match card is revealed!
- Christian Cage VS Matt Sydal; Christian wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston; Moxley & Kingston win.
- Hikaru Shida VS Rebel w/ Britt Baker; Shida wins.
- NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Red Velvet; Deeb wins and retains the title.
- Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Austin Gunn w/ Cody Rhodes & Arn Anderson; Ogogo wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Varsity Blonds w/ Julia Hart; The Young Bucks win and retain the titles.
PLAY BY PLAY
Christian Cage VS Matt Sydal!
Captain Charisma was hoping to take on another member of Team Taz, but the third eye saw the open match contract first! Will Sydal show he can do what Team Taz can’t and outwork Christian?
The bell rings, Christian and Sydal circle and fans fire up already. These two tie up, go around, and Christian gets a headlock. Sydal fights up, powers out, but Christian runs him over! Cover, ONE, and fans fire up again. Christian and Sydal circle, tie up, and Sydal gets a leg. Christian counters with another headlock, and holds on as Sydal tries to power out. Sydal fights up, pries the hold, but Christian wraps it on tight. Sydal pops out the back, headlocks in return and hits a takeover! Christian’s shoulders are down, ONE as he gets back up. Sydal shifts to hammerlock then snapmare to a cover, TWO! Sydal stares Christian down as fans keep on cheering.
Sydal and Christian reset, tie up again, and Sydal powers Christian to a corner. Christian turns it around, they let off as the ref counts, and Christian ROCKS Sydal with a right hand! Sydal RANAS back! Sydal mule kicks, springboards but Christian trips him up! Sydal tumbles out, Christian builds speed and WRECKS Sydal with a dropkick! Fans fire up more as Sydal hits railing! Christian gets Sydal back in, covers, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Christian brings Sydal back up. Christian scoops for a BACKBREAKER, then covers, TWO! Christian clamps onto Sydal with a chinlock and digs a knee in. Christian bends Sydal back but Sydal endures.
Fans rally, Sydal fights up, and he throws elbows to get free. Christian ROCKS Sydal with another right, then he goes up and hits a FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Christian clamps onto Sydal again, pushes him down and drops a headbutt! Sydal writhes as Christian looms over him. Christian gets Sydal up, scoops again, and hits another BACKBREAKER! Christian drags Sydal and stands on his back, then stomps it! Sydal crawls to ropes, Christian brings him up, and Sydal throws body shots! Christian CLUBS Sydal, brings him back up and around to scoop, but Sydal turns backbreaker into RANA! HEEL KICK! Sydal goes to the apron while Christian is down!
Sydal hurries to a corner, climbs up top, but Christian elbows him first! Christian climbs up to join Sydal, brings him up, but Sydal resists and hits back! Sydal ROCKS Christian and he staggers away, to get a METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives and both men are down. Fans rally up, Christian and Sydal stand, and Sydal fires off kicks! Sydal KICKS a leg out, but Christian ducks the buzzsaw, only to get a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Christian survives and fans cheer on “Both These Guys!” Christian hits low, whips, but Sydal dodges and runs to WHEEL KICK! Christian ends up in a corner, Sydal hits a BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are even more fired up as Sydal CLUBS Christian. Christian clamps onto the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Christian waits for Sydal to get up, and looks to go Rated R! But Sydal jumps the Spear to sunset flip, TWO!!! Christian narrowly escapes, but Sydal has the GROUNDED COBRA CLUTCH! “This is Awesome!” and Christian gets a ropebreak! Sydal lets him go, Christian goes to the apron, and Christian ducks the roundhouse to HOTSHOT! Christian climbs, for a CROSSBODY, but it FLOPS! Sydal moonsaults, Christian moves, SPEAR!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fans continue to cheer “Both These Guys!” as they keep this going!
Both men slowly rise, Sydal KNEES Christian right back down! Sydal picks a leg, and STANDING MARIPOSAS onto knees! KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall
Christian looks to the Peeps, and they cheer as he has his third win in a row! Both men hug to show respect, and Taz goes off on commentary that Christian will pay! Christian dares Taz to do something about it, but here comes Ricky Starks! Starks has a mic and says CC has to cool it now. Taz is his own man, and so is Starks. Regardless of what anyone has heard or seen, he is Absolute Ricky Starks! He’s stuck on the sidelines like these flunkies, but between him and Christian, there’s business to handle! So Starks calls to the rest of the team! Hook sneaks up from behind to get Sydal for an EXPLODER! And Christian gets mugged by Will Hobbs and Brian Cage!
Hook goes after Sydal on the outside, but here comes Hangman Page! He has Starks hold his beer and goes into the ring to fire off on Cage! And Hobbs! Cage waistlocks, Hangman backs him into a corner, then dodges to let Hobbs SPLASH Cage! Hangman DECKS Hobbs, but Cage ROCKS Hangman! Cage whips Hangman out, but Hangman slingshots in! But Cage catches the Buckshot to a fireman’s carry! Cage spins for the F5, but Hangman lands on his feet! Hangman throws hands, but Hook slithers in to CHOP BLOCK Hangman’s leg! Cage gets Page back up, for a POWERBOMB! Starks smiles and Taz cheers as the team stands tall! Will Christian and Hangman be unable to stop the Pate of Rage?
The Varsity Blonds speak.
“It’s funny that the Young Bucks would mention my late father, Brian Pillman, because most would be led to believe that’s what got me into the professional wrestling business.” Brian Pillman Junior tells us that could not be further from the truth! That man was the reason he stayed AWAY from wrestling for so long! Growing up, all he ever knew was the dark side of the ring, until he met the Young Bucks. A couple of good guys, family men, who showed BPJ that this could be down the right way, that he could succeed and fulfill his destiny. The Bucks are why the Blonds are here.
Griff Garrison says that in September of 2018, he was at a local show and was asked to run the Bucks’ merchandise table. He was so overcome with joy just to be around those guys. Fast forward a couple years, Griff is in AEW and realizes those aren’t the same guys. What the Bucks need is a reality check. And that will be in the form of the Varsity Blonds winning those AEW World Tag Team Championships! BPJ says it is such a shame that the Bucks had to go back to their old ways. We’ve heard that story, seen that movie before. But what you haven’t seen before is the story of BPJ, Griff Garrison, and the former national champion, Julia Hart, and they will not stop until the achieve their destinies! Will Bulletproof and the Ivy League MVP make sure the Bucks stop here?
Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston speak.
“We gotta be making some kind of a dent in this tag team division.” They’ve already been on Dark, Elevation and Dynamite against The Acclaimed. Are those boys any good? Kingston knows one’s a rapper. Really? Yeah, and the other is his friend. Oh, fantastic. Then they’ll do to The Acclaimed what they’ve to every other team so far! Wait, is that inviting them to a Superkick Party? Kingston isn’t even sure what that is, since neither of them throws a good superkick. Do they have to throw such kicks to go to such parties? Well, that’s not where they’re going anyway. This is not that. Tony Khan’s all about analytics, numbers. They gotta beef up the record, so they’re gonna beat the brakes off these boys!
The Acclaimed also speak.
“Yo, yo! Listen!” Anthony Bowens says they are pissed! Eddie Kingston from the bodega? Lunatic Cringe, Jon Moxley? They’re invading The Acclaimed’s space, they’re invading The Acclaimed’s tag division! Bowens isn’t sure if they’re dizzy from ramming trucks into trailers, but The Acclaimed are ranked higher! If Mox & Kingston want a shot at the tag titles, they have to go through The Acclaimed! And they won’t, because The Acclaimed will stomp their asses out! “And that right there is a mic drop! Boom!”
The Acclaimed VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston!
Max Caster & Anthony Bowens debuted an all new track and music video, All Talk, on last night’s Dark to diss the Maniac and the Mad King. And now, Platinum Max has a new rap to diss them directly! “Acclaimed is the Paradigm Shift. These two guys exchanged Valentine’s gifts. Yo, Eddie, why you dressed like it’s ’04? You look like a box o’ New Ports! And Mox, you’re outta your element. I’mma knock you out with this mic like Omega did! Call your girl, she’s all in mah mentions! Trying to hit me up for some oral sessions.” What? He meant the podcast! The Acclaimed have arrived, but will Moxley & Kingston prove The Acclaimed are the ones that are all talk?
Speaking of, the second Bowens gets in, Moxley DECKS him! Kingston dares Cater to do something then fires off hands! The bell rings to get this on record, Moxley drags Bowens out to RAM him into railing, Kingston CHOPS Caster and snapmares to KICK him! Kingston fish hooks Caster’s face and puts him in a corner. The ref counts, Kingston lets off to whip Caster to the other corner. Tag to Mox, they double whip Caster to double shoulder tackle! Moxley paces around Caster, has him in a corner and stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Moxley lets off but gets away with mule kicks. The ref reprimands, Mox stops and smirks as fans fire up.
Moxley drags Caster up, bumps him off buckles and tags Kingston in. They mug Caster, Moxley whips Kingston in for a knee! Moxley clotheslines Caster, then feeds him to Kingston’s STO! Kingston rains down rights while daring Caster to talk crap. Kingston BITES Caster’s ear! Fans fire up for Kingston as he drags Caster up and reels him in for a suplex. Kingston does his best to hold Caster up, but lets him drop at 7! Fans fire up more as Kingston claws Caster’s face! Tag to Moxley, he drags Caster up to put in a corner and CHOPS him! And CHOP! Caster wants to get away but can’t as Moxley pushes him into the corner. Moxley winds up, Caster blocks, so Mox CHOPS him on the back!
Moxley drags Caster around, tags Kingston back in and Kingston pokes Caster in the eye! Kingston claws Caster’s face again, Bowens protests but Kingston throws headbutts on Caster. Fans fire up as Kingston stalks Caster, whips him corner to corner, and runs in, but only gets buckles! Kingston elbows Caster away, then boots him! Kingston hops up but Caster throws a throat chop and a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Kingston clutches his leg and Caster drags him over as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bowens tags in, he stomps away on Kingston’s leg, then has him against ropes to choke and throw hands! The ref reprimands, Bowens stops to stomp Kingston, then drags Kingston up for a CHOP of his own! Kingston hobbles to a corner, Bowens CHOPS him again, but Kingston tries to claw him back. Bowens throws forearms, goes after the bad leg but the ref counts. Kingston swings but falls over, Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens drags Kingston away, tags Cater back in and Caster stomps Kingston. Caster taunts Mox, hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW on Kingston, then stomps him more. Caster rains down fists, the ref reprimands but Caster lets off.
Caster chokes Kingston on ropes, the ref counts but Caster lets off at 4. Bowens tags in, The Acclaimed mugs Kingston, and Bowens CHOPS! Kingston CHOPS Bowens back! Bowens CHOPS again, Kingston CHOPS back! Bowens sucker punches Moxley then gets around Kingston to kick his bad leg! Kingston is in a corner, Bowens runs in and blocks the boot! Bowens CLUBS the leg, JAMS it, then hits a DRAGON SCREW of his own! Kingston is down as AEW returns to single picture. Caster soaks up the heat and Bowens ties up the legs into an Inverted Cloverleaf, aka The Price of Fame! Moxley gets in and stomps Bowens!
The ref reprimands Moxley but Kingston is free. Caster stomps Kingston while the ref is busy with Moxley, but he barely gets away with it. Kingston hits back, Bowens clubs him down and tags in Caster. Caster climbs Bowens brings Kingston around, but no Acclaim to Fame as Kingston sends Bowens into Caster! All three men are down and the fans rally up! Kingston crawls, reaches, hot tag to Moxley! Moxley DOUBLE LARIATS The Acclaimed! Moxley throws out Bowens but Caster fires off hands. Moxley gives them all back! Moxley whips, Caster reverses but Mox KICKS and REBOUND GERMANS! Moxley keeps moving to LARIAT!
Moxley gets Caster up, PILEDRIVER a la Suzuki-san! Bowens swings but into a SLEEPER! Moxley drops Bowens to the floor! Fans fire up as Moxley aims at Caster. BANG, and Moxley drags Caster to a corner. Moxley gets Caster up, but Bowens throws hands! Bowens tags in, Caster sets Moxley up and climbs, to SUPERPLEX! Bowens climbs as Caster gets Mox back up, CROSSBODY SUPLEX COMBO! Cover, Kingston breaks it! Fans are thunderous as Caster drags Kingston out but Kingston RAMS Caster into railing! Kingston hobbles back to his corner, Bowens is after Moxley but Moxley kicks first! Bowens breaks free, fires off strikes, but wrenches into a SLEEPER!
Kingston tags in, Bowens is fed to the half nelson. Caster trips Moxley up and RAMS him into railing! Bowens elbows Kingston hard, Caster tosses the chain! Bowens wraps up his fist, Caster crawls, but the ref sees the chain! Caster has the boombox, but Moxley takes it away to SMASH HIT Caster! Bowens swings into Kingston’s ENZIGURI! Tag to Moxley, they get Bowens back up, WHEELBARROW PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley & Kingston win!
Winners: Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The wild ones just took out the NUMBER THREE team in the AEW Tag Division! Will they be poised to face The Young Bucks at Double or Nothing for the titles? That is, if the Bucks are still golden by then?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Alex Marvez apologizes for interrupting as Dean Malenko checks out Jericho’s injured arm, but we need a scoop: Is the Inner Circle accepting the challenge for Stadium Stampede 2? Well, Jericho appreciates Marvez’s initiative, but he’ll have to wait just like everyone else. They will say later on, but Marvez should get going. Don’t want to make the Man of 1000 Holds angry. Marvez goes and Malenko reminds Jericho he had four more than him. Yeah but Jericho’s forgotten them. What will The Inner Circle have to say to The Pinnacle’s high stakes challenge?
Tony Schiavone interviews Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page in the ring.
The Face of the Revolution and All Ego have been making quite the impact both before and during Darby Allin’s TNT Champion. Scorpio says that when he was a child, Sting was everything he loved about pro-wrestling. Sting was everything good about the business! And just like all the other Stingers, Scorpio wanted to be just like him. “And then something happened: time. I don’t have to tell you, because you already know. You are not the same man you used to be,” Sting. And Scorpio isn’t a kid. He is a grown man warning Sting to step aside or be put down!
Ethan adds that he can finish this so Schiavone can go. Scorpio has already proven he can put Sting down when he put on that heel hook and made him miss a week! And on that same week he missed, Ethan threw Darby down stone steps! And then what happened after that? Darby lost his title! They can’t take full credit, because Miro is going to be one hell of a TNT Champion. But Darby, just know it was a little bit Ethan’s fault! Ethan knows how much that title means to Darby, calling it his “lifeblood!” That it means the world to him! So Ethan is going to take all of that away from Darby! Ethan is a man of his word, and he promises to be the nail in Darby’s coffin!
But the lights go out, and when they come back up, there’s the snow, the crow, and STIIIIIING~! The Icon stares down the bullies, goes right to the ring, and Darby appears from behind! Darby uses his skateboard to SMACK Scorpio, JAM Ethan, and Sting joins in with fists and stomps! Fans are thunderous as Sting hits Scorpio with a corner clothesline! Darby and Ethan scrap while Sting bumps Scorpio off buckles, and uses the skateboard to SMACK Scorpio in the ribs! Darby tackles Ethan back down to fire off more hands! Sting and Darby loom over Scorpio, and then here comes the Scorpion Deathlock! Darby CLOBBERS Ethan with his skateboard!
Scorpio endures the hold, taps out, but there won’t be anything that stops this! Darby glares at Ethan and plays defense until Sting is satisfied! Sting lets Scorpio go so he can retreat with Ethan! This is not over, because the Dark Order comes out to block the tunnels! Ethan and Scorpio run away through the crowd, but when will Darby and Sting look to break the Face of the Revolution and deflate Ethan’s ego?
The Pinnacle sits down for a fancy dinner.
Wardlow tells the waiter to leave the bottle, and then just chugs wine right from it! He wants another! MJF says Jericho is so funny and witty. Has anyone ever told him that? With his third grade humor, it is so great! Hahaha, Pineapple, not Pinnacle! MJF is My Jerkoff Friend! HAHAHA! Let’s just spray them with the Bubbly! So great, Chris, really. So good! MJF hopes that makes Jericho laugh and laugh and laugh. Because for the first time in Jericho’s career, he is dealing with a guy who always gets the last laugh.
Dax Harwood asks The Inner Circle if they think this is enjoyable for The Pinnacle. Do they think it’s fun to beat them up? No! The Pinnacle, the absolute best group in the world, should be chasing championships! They should be building a legacy! The foundation of what AEW is by being The Pinnacle, but they can’t because they’re dealing with The Inner Circle! It is embarrassing that Jericho is still making a mockery of the sport Dax’s family loves! Last year’s Stadium Stampede was a dog ‘n’ pony show! But this year, The Pinnacle is in control! It won’t be an SNL skit romcom comedy. This will be serious!
Speaking of serious, Shawn Spears wants a refill but the waiter is getting everyone else first, so he grabs the waiter to smoosh his face into a plate! Spears says he wants his drink already! Tully has Spears calm down, so he spares the waiter. Tully tosses the waiter a wad of cash and says that should cover it. MJF says if The Inner Circle decides to do Stadium Stampede 2, they need to understand it will be their last match. “Because when you’re in the Pinnacle, you’re always on top.” Will Jericho and his team take this warning into consideration when deciding on Double or Nothing?
Hikaru Shida VS Rebel w/ Britt Baker!
The AEW Women’s World Champion knows she’ll be facing The Doctor at Double or Nothing. But if somehow, by someway (probably nefariously and with help from Britt), Rebel were to win here tonight, could things drastically change before Memorial Day? Well, probably not, but they could! Will the Full Metal Warrior be ready for anything up Britt’s proverbial sleeves?
The bell rings and Shida circles with Rebel. Rebel shoves Shida and pretends her leg is still bad, but Shida stomps her down! Britt protests, the ref counts as they end up on ropes, and Shida lets off. Rebel does jumping jacks behind the ref’s back just to mock Shida! Shida shoves the ref aside, and Rebel kicks low! Rebel does a dance, Shida shoves her! Rebel swings, Shida blocks the punch to ROCK Rebel! Shida gets Rebel by her legs, and drops an elbow on one! And then another elbow! Britt coaches Rebel but Shida snatches the glove! Shida puts on the glove to send a message to Rebel, and she goes after Rebel’s arms! Britt gets the title belt!!
The ref sees Britt, she and Shida argue, but Rebel has her crutch! CRUTCH SHOT to Shida’s back! Rebel brings Shida up and around to suplex, for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this and Rebel kicks, but Shida blocks it! Shida KICKS the leg, and again! Then she hits a SIT-OUT SHINBREAKER! And then the STRETCH MUFFLER!! Rebel endures, Shida just pulls harder, and now she taps!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by submission
If Rebel didn’t need that crutch, she might now! But now Britt attacks Shida! The ref gets Britt to stop but Britt gets the belt! The ref is busy with Rebel as Britt lines up a shot, CURB STOMP to the belt! Britt picks the belt up from under Shida, and holds it over her! Will the AEW Women’s World Championship soon belong to Britt Baker, DMD?
AEW shares exclusive post-show footage from last week!
Kenny Omega uses his EVP authority to check in on Orange Cassidy in the trainer’s room. Best Friends and Kris Statlander stood in his way, and Don Callis asked they take it easy. Cassidy says it was alright, so his friends exited. Omega has the doc stay while they talk. “Rough night at the office, huh?” Omega asks if Cassidy even remembers what happened that night. Callis has the footage of what happened to Cassidy, specifically Cassidy taking that wicked powerbomb from Pac. Omega doesn’t want to rub salt in the wound, but he knows AEW values Cassidy’s talent. This isn’t just the champion speaking, but an EVP.
AEW needs Cassidy to be the mascot! Not so much the main-eventer challenging for the title. So to show that they care, the legal team drew up a little something just for this. Callis says that sometimes, a company has to protect the talent from themselves. Cassidy is a warrior, but someone has to be there to tell him to stop. So here’s the deal. A simple legal document that has Cassidy give up his right to challenge Omega at Double or Nothing because of injury, and then gets his dream match with Omega down the line. If Cassidy would, just sign on the dotted line so that- Cassidy tears the contract nice and slow! And then into more pieces.
Okay, okay, Cassidy isn’t right in the head. Omega wants to explain this to him. “Think about what happened with that powerbomb. What went wrong? Nothing. That’s just the level of talent in the upper echelon of AEW. That’s just the level of talent that lives at the top. And what’s gonna happen on a Pay-Per-View main event, if I pick you up onto my shoulders, and I drive you down with the One Winged Angel? I’m not gonna hold back. In fact, the damage that I do to you could be worse than that powerbomb ever could.” Omega could injure Cassidy, maybe end his career, or heck, even end his life. And no one wants that.
So Callis has a back-up copy for Cassidy. They don’t want him 10 years from now not even remembering his wife and kids’ names. So just listen. Don’t rip it, sleep on it, if he is able to sleep. Maybe just think it over. They say this because they care. Callis and Omega leave, but what will Cassidy’s response be seven days later?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Jericho leads the way as he, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager are here to answer The Pinnacle’s challenge. Jericho soaks up the fans singing Judas for him before Ortiz speaks. “Everybody’s been asking. Everybody wants to know: What’s the Inner Circle gonna do about the Pinnacle?” Ortiz’s answer is, talk is cheap! He wants to FIGHT! Sammy cannot agree with him more. Pinnacle, Sammy said it before and he’ll say it now. So long as both groups are in the company, this won’t ever end! Sammy could jump off the top and hit a Shooting Star onto someone’s head, or he soaks them with Bubbly ever week, this won’t end until they have this match!
The Pinnacle calls themselves the best? They ain’t nothing more than a bunch of clowns! Especially last week, flopping around like dumbass fish in cheap-ass suits! Sammy’s answer is obvious! Hager says there is no choice! Since day one of Dynamite, the Inner Circle said they are the baddest! The consequences of not accepting are far worse! If they don’t, then they’re no better than The Pinnacle! Cowards and mediocre! And while The Pinnacle tries so hard to be The Inner Circle, Hager promises them, “The last thing we want is to be a bunch of schoolgirl bitches like you!”
Jericho finally speaks, and says all they have had great things to say. The Bubbly was great, too, right? It was all to get The Pinnacle’s attention, since they have their heads so far up each other’s asses, they can’t hear very well. But what Jericho heard loud and clear was the challenge for Stadium Stampede 2, and how the stipulation is, if The Inner Circle loses, they have to break up forever. Jericho wonders if it’s worth it. Was Blood & Guts worth it? The toll that it took on all ten men. The physical beatings, the parts of themselves they left behind that they’ll never get back. Buckets of blood, a pound of flesh, and pieces of their souls that will never come back. Was it worth it?!
No one will forget that night, especially Jericho. He’ll never be the same again because of MJF. “Max, you hurt me bad. And I’m not just talking the physical hurt. I’m not just talking the dislocated elbow, because eventually it will heal. Eventually, it will get better. What won’t get better, what won’t go away, is the mental image that I have of you throwing me off the top of the cage. The most terrifying moment of my life. Time stood still, I felt like I was falling for hours. And when I landed, my head almost hit the back of that stage, and if that would’ve happened, it would’ve been game over for Jericho! So was it worth it?!”
MJF scared Jericho’s family, children, and every single person who watched two weeks ago! Was it worth it?! Was it worth putting his body through it? Putting his family through it?! Was it?! The only answer Jericho has is when he thinks of the revenge he’ll get on MJF. YES, it was 1000% worth it! Jericho has the fire to knock MJF’s teeth down his throat, break his nose and punch him in the face over and over and over again! So if The Pinnacle wants an answer, whether The Inner Circle accepts, it is 1000% YES!! Fans fire up hearing that! “And if you beat us, if we can’t beat The Pinnacle… If we can’t beat the Pinnacle after all we’ve been through, we don’t deserve to be together anymore!”
But Jericho vows that won’t happen, because they told The Pinnacle before: “You’re going to have to kill us if you want to beat us, and we’re still alive!” Santana returns next week and he’ll show you he’s still alive! So at Stadium Stampede 2, HELL is coming for The Pinnacle! May 30th, Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle dances all over The Pinnacle’s faces, and pisses all over their graves! Will this next chapter in the war for dominance be its last?
Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill.
The hottest signee in AEW is still without a manager, has she made a decision? She is tired of repeating herself! She’s her own boss, she doesn’t- Mark Sterling shows up and wants to make sure Jade knows that he doesn’t want her to work for him! He doesn’t? No, he will work for her! The other managers in AEW, from Vickie Guerrero to Matt Hardy, they represent other women so that’d be a conflict of interest, and Taz named it all after himself! This is going to be Team Jade, and he will bring her brand to the top! Two weeks in a row, a stand-up with Schiavone? Where’s the sit-down with Good Ol’ JR?
Jade sees his point. What’s his name again? Mark Sterling. Well what he won’t do is come in here and interrupt her TV time. So what she needs to do is have him exit stage left, and maybe she’ll think on it. He does as asked and Jade asks who even is Mark Sterling. Will Mark be in the running? Or has Jade already made her decision?
NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Red Velvet!
The crossover returns! Serena Deeb, the world-traveled veteran, has brought this title back to AEW Dynamite! But will the Woman of 1000 Holds need all of them to take on this young, hungry, rising star?
The introductions are made, the NWA belt is raised, and we see how this crossover continues!
Deeb throws her shirt at Velvet before firing off hands! She ROCKS Velvet with EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Deeb brings Velvet around to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!! Velvet slowly gets up but Deeb reels her in to underhooks the arms. Velvet slips under, Deeb whips her but Velvet reverses. Things speed up, Deeb fakes out the hurdle to kick low! Deeb whips, Velvet holds ropes and KICKS her back! Velvet keeps moving but Deeb CLOBBERS her! Fans fire up as Velvet goes to a corner and Deeb is after her. Deeb EuroUppers hard again, and again! Velvet wobbles, Deeb stomps a mudhole, but Deeb lets off as the ref counts.
Deeb storms up but Velvet turns it around to fire off boxing body shots! Velvet returns those stomps, the ref counts but Velvet lets off. Velvet digs her boot in and does the split, then stirs it up! The ref counts again, Deeb gets the boot and puts it on ropes to KICK the leg! Deeb gets the other leg, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Both women are down and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture!
Deeb gets to the corner, gets up, and hobbles over to Velvet. Deeb gets Velvet up, gets the leg, and DRAGON SCREWS it again! Velvet writhes, Deeb looms over her, and pushes her around. Velvet pushes back, Deeb gets the leg for another DRAGON SCREW! Deeb is serious about showing why she’s champion as she paces around. Velvet hits back with body shots, but Deeb CLUBS her down! And stomps her! And even stomps a hand! Deeb drops an elbow on the leg, then mocks Flair before dropping another elbow! Deeb digs elbows into the knee, then shifts to a cover, TWO! Velvet hobbles up, Deeb gets her with another EuroUpper! And DECKS Velvet with another!
Velvet goes to ropes, Deeb has her legs for a GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Deeb soaks up the heat from Velvet’s fans, drags her back up, and wrenches to then hoist Velvet up onto the top rope. Deeb climbs but Velvet throws elbows to knock her away! AEW returns to single picture as Velvet adjusts and leaps for a CROSSBODY! Both women are down, fans fire up for Velvet and she rallies with lariats! The legs are like noodles but Velvet drop toeholds Deeb onto ropes! Velvet runs to DOUBLE KNEE Deeb down! Velvet manages a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Velvet staggers back up, puts Deeb in a corner and whips her corner to corner! Velvet runs but Deeb slips to the outside!
Deeb gets Velvet’s shoulder and has a facelock through ropes! Velvet fades from the grovit, but she denies the neckbreaker to shove Deeb down! Deeb has a rough landing, fans fire up for Velvet as she MOONSAULTS from the apron!! Direct hit and down goes Deeb! Velvet puts Deeb in, stalks Deeb and hits a SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Velvet is beside herself! Velvet has a hard time standing from the damage Deeb’s done to her legs, but she still hobbles after her. Velvet whips, Deeb reverses and reels her in, straitjacket, but Velvet slips free! Velvet runs, Deeb dodges and backslides, but Velvet rolls through!
Deeb kicks low, has the arms, but Velvet back drops free! Velvet sits on the cover, TWO!! Deeb narrowly escapes and Velvet can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous as both women slowly rise. Velvet has Deeb, Deeb shoves her, Velvet gets Deeb for an URENAGE! Deeb is in a drop zone, Velvet climbs but the bad legs slow her down. Velvet is up top, for the MOONSAULT onto knees!! Deeb saves herself and reels Velvet in, for a POWERBOMB! High stack cover and it is deep, TWO!! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” but Deeb isn’t done with Velvet yet! Deeb hooks an arm, gets a leg, SERENITY NOW!!
Velvet endures, reaches for the ropes, crawls and claws, but Deeb drags her away! It’s a Half Crab now, and deep! Velvet shouts, “NO!” so Deeb shifts to figure four, but Velvet cradles! TWO!! Velvet KICKS a leg out, runs, but Deeb follows to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Deeb has the arm again, and the leg, to SMASH the knee over and over and over! SERENITY NOW!! Velvet taps, Deeb wins!!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
One hell of a fight from Velvet, but she just didn’t have enough to take this title from Deeb! When and where will this title be defended again? And who will it be against?
PAC is furious backstage!
The Bastard is right outside The Elite’s private room as he demands Marvez and the cameraman stay. “Listen to me! I am sick and tired of getting robbed of opportunity in this company. You saw what they tried last week, didn’t ya? But they failed.” And now Pac has his match, and there’s nothing Kenny or Don or the Bucks or any of the elitists can do about it. So then, Pac asks Marvez: “At Double or Nothing, what fool bets against The Bastard now, huh? HUH!?” Whether Cassidy is still in it or not, will Pac make sure he and Omega pay for the powers at be holding him back?
Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Austin Gunn w/ Cody Rhodes & Arn Anderson!
Britain’s Olympic bronze medalist boxer quite literally threw the first punch, and added insult to injury by running down the United States. Cody vows to be the American Dream at Double or Nothing and make Ogogo eat his words, but will The Son of a Gunn get his shots in first?
The bell rings and Ogogo turns around into Austin’s SHOTGUN dropkick! Austin fires off hands, bumps Ogogo off buckles and throws hands over and over! QT Marshall sneers as Ogogo puts up his guard. Austin whips, Ogogo reverses, but Austin goes up and over. Things speed up, Austin jukes Ogogo to trip him up! And then he hits a THROWBACK! Ogogo staggers, Austin goes to hip toss but Ogogo blocks, to hit the BODY SHOT! That liver shot has taken down opponents in an instant, but Austin manages to survive! Cody and Arn coach Austin over to their side, but Ogogo waits on him to stand. Austin is on noodle legs, he gets ANOTHER BODY SHOT!
Ogogo grins but has some blood on his cheek. Ogogo just smiles as he looms over Austin, spitting up some blood of his own! The ref checks on Austin, and Austin tells him to let the match continue! Austin flounders up, his blood gets on Ogogo so Ogogo pushes him down. Ogogo sits Austin up, stands him up, and reels him in to POP-UP RIGHT HOOK!! Austin is OUT, Ogogo wins!
Winner: Anthony Ogogo, by referee stoppage
In other words, a knockout in the first! Cody checks on Austin, but Ogogo snatches his stars ‘n’ stripes! Cody sees that, Ogogo throws it back at him, and Cody catches it before it hits the ground. Arn takes the flag for Cody as he stares down Ogogo. Ogogo has The Factory backing him up, and they head out. Ogogo warns Cody to keep his hands up, but will Cody put Ogogo down?
Backstage interview with Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian.
They can’t be SoCal Uncensored or even The Addiction anymore, as they lost to The Young Bucks last week. An end of an era, but what about Daniels’ cryptic tweet from last week, simply saying, “That might be all?” What does the future hold for these two? Daniels has Marvez move aside so that he can shake hands with Kaz. Daniels says he loves Frankie, and whispers something else, before walking off camera. Kaz says he doesn’t have the words or the time to explain what Daniels has meant to him, both professionally and personally. “Whatever path CD chooses to take, he’s earned the right to take that path.”
As for Kaz, he knows exactly what path he is on. Kaz lost so much more than just a match last week. He lost a part of himself and it was taken from him. He isn’t just blaming Matt & Nick Jackson. Hell, the Bucks might lose the titles tonight! But Kaz is blaming Gallows & Anderson, Kenny Omega, and even Don Callis, Michael Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler. As far as Kaz is concerned, they’re all at fault! Kaz is going to hunt down every member of The Elite, make them learn about loss and know what it feels like to have their hearts ripped out of their chests! Kaz will have his recompense or die trying! Kaz is a bomb you can’t defuse and a gun you can’t unload. That is not a promise, that is not a threat, that is GOSPEL, according to Frankie Kazarian!
Sammy Guevara returns while AEW is picture in picture.
The Spanish God has his cue cards again to give another message. “Overconfidence precedes carelessness. When you’re The Pinnacle, you’re always overconfident! And last week, you were definitely careless. You made a challenge, you also made a mistake! Only the dead truly know the end of war. The Inner Circle is far from dead! This war is far from over! At Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle VS The Pinnacle, Stadium Stampede II! This time, there will be no surrender! We will not be defeated! We have homefield advantage! And some unfinished business. See you on the field, boys.”
Miro is here!
The NEW AEW TNT Champion, The Best Man, is back to address everyone properly after his win last week. “First and foremost, I want to thank Jesus Christ for protecting me. Also I want to thank Jesus Christ for giving me strength, power and more aggression than everybody else so I could destroy everybody!” That is Miro’s talent. But that isn’t Darby’s talent, is it? After he talked all that crap, Miro beat Darby up so bad, he took what Darby said could never be taken. And now everyone knows that it doesn’t matter if you’re the baddest man on earth, or the hottest thing in AEW, if you have what Miro wants, it’s done!
Miro says Darby disrespected him, but he forgives him as a reasonable man. All Darby has to do is go home, make another gritty student video, and- Fans chant, “We Want Darby!” but Miro says Darby’s right here. He holds up the TNT Championship and chuckles. Miro is champion now, and no one will stop him! That’s why, next week on Dynamite, someone’s getting an opportunity for MIRO’s TNT Championship, and he will make sure he destroys that someone over and over and over again! But here comes Lance Archer! Jake the Snake tries to keep the Murderhawk Monster from going to the ring, so Archer just tells Miro to “shut the hell up!”
Archer hears Miro talking about hurting people. Archer was the beast of All Elite while Miro was trying to have a day all to himself. Miro doesn’t even understand the history of that title! One year ago, Archer and Cody Rhodes stood in the ring and fought for the first-ever TNT Championship. Archer didn’t leave the winner then, but he’ll be damned if on May 30th, 2021, he doesn’t walk out the NEW TNT Champion. Miro, honestly, Archer is happy you won, because now they get to give the people the monster fight they haven’t seen since Godzilla VS King Kong. And from one big bad son of a bitch to another, Archer can’t wait until they beat the hell out of each other!
At Double or Nothing, in front of a sold out crowd, Archer vows to put Miro’s ass in the ground, hold that belt over his head, and make Miro into a Bulgarian bitch! Oh, wow, that hurts so much, Murderhawk. Miro’s never heard that before. But Miro finds it funny Archer is “the monster” but he has an old man holding him back. When Miro wanted the title, nothing held him back! But next time, Archer better pray to God Jake doesn’t get any closer than this! Because no amount of yoga is gonna save Jake’s life! As far as the Murderhawk goes, everybody dies, and that’s true! But Miro insists Archer goes first! What happens when Double or Nothing becomes the war of the monsters?!
BREAKING NEWS for Friday Night Dynamite!
Miro is right, there will be a challenger for his TNT Championship that night! Top Flight’s Angel Dorado, Dante Martin, steps up to The Best Man! But will Miro make Dante into a real angel just to make his point? And we’re getting a rematch from all the way back at All In, when Joey Janela and Hangman Page go 1v1! And for the tale of the tape, Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo will have an official live weigh-in! Then, Jade Cargill issues an open challenge! Who will step up to the storm that is #ThatBitch?
And, knowing full well that Double or Nothing could be their last night together, Chris Jericho and his team will hold “A Celebration of The Inner,” to look back at their already storied two years together. Plus, the Dark Order OG, Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, look to humble Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page 2v2, while Darby returns to in-ring action against the Beautiful Brazilian V8, Cezar Bononi! And before she faces Britt Baker with the title on the line, Hikaru Shida celebrates ONE FULL YEAR as AEW Women’s World Champion!
And as we saw, Orange Cassidy has a decision to make in regards to the AEW World Championship match! Will Freshly Squeezed still throw caution to the wind and be part of the Triple Threat of AEW’s “upper echelon?” Plus, information on the Casino Battle Royal and Buy-In matches, all at a special start time of 10 PM Eastern, still on TNT!
Speaking of Double or Nothing…!
Another match has just been added to the already stacked night! Sting & Darby Allin will take on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky in a tag team match! The first in-ring match for The Icon since coming to AEW, will he show All Ego & the Face of the Revolution that he is STILL that man they grew up admiring?
And the full Casino Battle Royal field is known! Jungle Boy, Matt Sydal, The Varsity Blonds, The Acclaimed, Penta El Zero M, Lee Johnson, Dustin Rhodes, Will Hobbs, The Factory’s QT Marshall and Nick Comoroto, The Dark Order’s Evil Uno, Colt Cabana and Preston Vance, the Hardy Family Office’s Private Party, Blade and Hardy himself, as well as Christian Cage and of course, a WILD CARD! Paul Wight will be joining commentary for this big match, but who comes out the ace headed for the AEW World Championship?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Varsity Blonds w/ Julia Hart!
Matt & Nick Jackson were highly respected by young wrestlers and tag teams, just like Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. But joining their old friends, going back to their old ways and becoming even worse than they used to be has lost them all of that respect and admiration. Will it lose them their titles at the same time? Or will they make Griff & BPJ look more like JV tonight?
As if to add insult to injury, Brandon Cutler scoops up the streamers so the wrestlers ringside don’t get to have them. Nick gives that headband that’s more a cross between a dead cockatiel and a Furby pelt to Michael Nakazawa to wear with his headset. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if the Bucks’ attitudes cost them the gold to close out Dynamite!
Nick and Griff start, and the two circle. They tie up, Griff shoves Nick down and flexes those Ivy League MVP muscles. They tie up again, Griff puts Nick in a corner but Nick avoids the clothesline. Things speed up, and Griff BOOTS Nick down! Matt tags in but Griff sends him into BPJ’s haymaker! Matt pinballs between the Blonds, Griff BOOTS him down, too! Tag to BPJ, BPJ runs to clotheslines and CHOP Nick! The Blonds send the Bucks at each other, the Bucks do-si-do, but into dropkicks! The Bucks bail out and the fans fire up with The Blonds! BPJ and Griff mock the Bucks’ pose and that pisses the Bucks off!
Nick gets in but trips on the ropes and falls on his face! Nick staggers up, BPJ clotheslines him back out! BPJ then watches as Nick throws a fit and kicks the railing, only to hurt his foot! Brandon massages Nick’s foot while Matt gets in, but BPJ hip tosses him! Then arm-drags! BPJ has the armlock and fans fire up as he shifts through to a wristlock! BPJ gets Matt up, wrenches, YANKS the arm, and tags Griff. Griff CLUBS the arm, wrenches and whips, BPJ tags in, and Griff gets Matt up for BPJ to dropkick him down! Cover, TWO! BPJ keeps Matt down with a chinlock, shifts to a facelock and wrench, then YANKS the arm! Tag to Griff, he hops up and drops an elbow on the elbow!
Griff scoops Matt and SLAMS him! Tag to BPJ, and BPJ slingshot sentons but onto knees! Matt gets up to handspring and headscissor Griff, Nick runs in to dropkick Griff down! The fans boo but the Bucks soak up the heat. Matt kicks and whips BPJ out of the ring and onto the ramp! Tag to Nick, Nick climbs and Matt helps him go Old School, to then leap and DOUBLE STOMP BPJ! Then Nick LEAPS to take down Griff! Nick smiles as he and Matt regroup to strike their pose together. They drag BPJ up and Nick bulldog hotshots him down! The ref check son BPJ as he falls against steel stage! Nick dares BPJ to get up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Nick goes up the ropes as BPJ stands, and Nick jumps to drop ax handles! BPJ writhes on the ramp, Nick pretends to be the Macho Man, and he gets BPJ up and into the ring with a toss! Nick stomps BPJ, shows off the Nike Diors, tags in Matt and Matt stomps BPJ down. Matt clubs away, drops elbows, and brings BPJ back up. BPJ throws body shots and a CHOP! BPJ scoops but his back won’t let him finish! Matt CLUBS BPJ back down, drags him back up, and gets him to the top rope. Matt throws hands, positions BPJ just right, then climbs up to join him. BPJ fights back, sends Matt staggering, and leaps, but Matt avoids the crossbody! BPJ flops and Matt swaggers about.
Matt gets BPJ up, tags Nick in, and they combine for the slingshot leg drop BACKBREAKER! Cover, but Griff breaks it! Matt protests but then fakes the tag with Nick! Matt chokes BPJ on the ropes! The ref reprimands, Matt tags Nick back in, and Nick scrapes BPJ’s face on ropes! Nick puts BPJ in a corner to whip him corner to corner hard, and BPJ bounces off buckles to hit the mat! Matt mocks BPJ’s pain, Nick whips BPJ the other way and just as hard! BPJ again hits the mat, Nick double guns and then stomps BPJ. AEW returns to single picture as Nick gets BPJ up. Nick whips BPJ again, BPJ goes up and CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and fans fire up!
BPJ and Nick are both down, they both crawl, and they both hot tag! Matt runs in but Griff rallies on the Bucks! Elbows and clotheslines, a BIG back drop for Nick! Back body block to Nick, Ivy League level SPLASH on Matt! Griff whips Matt into Nick, then runs in to SPLASH them both! Griff keeps going, DOUBLE SPEAR!! The Bucks bail out and fans are thunderous as Griff FLIES!! Direct hit and the Bucks go down! The Blonds fire up with the fans and Griff puts Matt in. Matt kicks but it’s blocked, ROLLING ELBOW to a FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Griff covers, TWO! Griff keeps his cool as fans rally up behind the Blonds!
Griff tags BPJ, they coordinate and get Matt up, but Nick anchors BPJ! Mat throws hands and Griff falls, then Nick slingshots in to go up and around and PENALTY KICK Griff from the apron! Matt SUPERPLEXES BPJ! Matt soaks up the heat from the fans and their peers at ringside as he tags Nick. The Bucks have BPJ alone, Nick PENALTY KICKS him! Matt PENALTY KIKCS him! Nick kicks, Matt kicks, repeat! BPJ starts pushing back! BPJ blocks Nick’s superkick to send it into Matt, then SUPERKICKS Nick! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans rally for BPJ, Nick swings into his waistlock! Matt tags before the O’Conner Roll, sunset flip to a SHARPSHOOTER!
BPJ endures as Matt sits deep on the hold! Brandon distracts the ref, Nick gets BPJ with the cold spray right in his eyes!! Griff BOOTS Matt down! Nick SUPERKICKS Griff! The hold is broken and Nick pretends his leg is hurting. Brandon gets Matt the can of spray but Julia points it out! The ref sees that and Matt tries to apologize! But they have a spare! He sprays Julia!! But BPJ gets Matt in a cradle! TWO!!! Matt SUPER- NO! BPJ blocks, but Matt blocks his kick! Matt trips BPJ, and puts the SHARPSHOOTER back on!! BPJ endures, Nick DECKS Griff! Slingshot FACEBUSTER!! Then handspring MOONSAULT onto Griff! BPJ taps, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Callis claims he’ll go make sure the Bucks are okay, and Brandon goes to use cold spray but they used it all cheating! Matt & Nick still have the gold, and now Moxley & Kingston are here! The Bucks try to reason with them, but no dice! Moxley and Kingston fire off on Matt and Nick! Kingston is even BITING Nick! Moxley spins Matt around for the SLEEPER! Kingston puts one on Nick!! The Bucks are passing out!! Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” And Kingston snatches Nick’s Nikes! Same for Moxley to Matt!
And this just in! With SCU no more and both the Blonds and Acclaimed having lost tonight, Moxley & Kingston are the NEW #1 contenders, and will face the Bucks for the belts at Double or Nothing!! Will the titles just be golden icing on the cake for the beatdown they’ll be serving the Bucks?
This was a wild, awesome episode! It almost felt like it should’ve been the go-home, but that’s next week. With NBA taking over TNT next week, Dynamite goes to Friday at a special time and promises it will be live to kick off Double or Nothing weekend. That night will surely be big with what they advertised for it, but I don’t think it’ll be quite as jam-packed as tonight was. Christian VS Sydal was very good, and it makes sense for Team Taz to come after Christian and Hangman to go after them. Team Taz stands tall now, because I’m pretty sure they all end up losing to Christian and Hangman in their respective matches.
We got good promos from The Acclaimed and Moxley-Kingston before their match, as well as another strong rap from Caster. The match was very good, but it was clear Moxley & Kingston were going to win because how The Bucks challenged them to a match at Double or Nothing. The Varsity Blonds also had a very good promo, and we got an awesome main event with them and the Bucks. Similarly, we knew The Bucks would win because they’re going to face Moxley & Kingston, but now the titles will be on the line to up that match. I suppose the cheating the Elite did works to get The Bucks Heel Heat while also keeping the Varsity Blonds strong so they can come back around one day. Kingston stealing the Nikes was hilarious, too. I’m not sure if him wearing them or selling them would be funnier for story.
I like that Omega is doubling down on him disrespecting Orange Cassidy as a contender. Him trying to give Cassidy an out is really so he has a way out of the Triple Threat, but we already know that Cassidy will say no next week. Pac had a good promo tonight, too, and Kazarian saying he’s going to hunt The Elite down already implies that maybe he gets involved next week or at Double or Nothing. Kaz getting involved could even allow Omega to retain because Kaz argues with Pac and Omega capitalizes. Kaz’s line about Daniels having earned whatever choice he makes next is true, Daniels could stay in AEW or retire completely, and no one could judge him for it.
Ethan & Scorpio had a great promo and the attack from Darby & Sting was great, too. I actually like that we’re getting a traditional match for these two teams, but that means Darby will surely be doing the most work for his team. Sting probably gets a hot tag but could still end up losing, since he and Darby won the cinematic back at Revolution. Shida VS Rebel was of course so Britt could stand tall here. But Shida is having her anniversary celebration next week before the PPV, so Britt probably defies math and wins anyway. Serena VS Velvet was awesome, but it makes sense Serena retains. Thunder Rosa wants to get both belts, so this all goes in line with her taking the belts from her rivals in Britt and Serena on the road to All Out.
Ogogo VS Austin was exactly what it should’ve been with the body shots and the blood, as well as Ogogo talking some trash to Cody. Having a weigh-in next week is clearly just for show, as was the previous AEW weigh-in, I believe. I think it would make more sense if they had a tense press conference segment because those happen with boxing and UFC/MMA all the time. Miro and Archer had good promos, though Miro using Jesus in his was a bit surprising. Miro will definitely squash Dante Martin, and we’re going to get an awesome match of Miro and Archer at Double or Nothing. I can’t call it, because Miro just got this belt but Archer lost last year and he has to win something. Flip a coin then tell it to shut up, we’re getting a show stealer here.
The Casino Battle Royal field looks good, and I can’t wait to see who the mystery entry is this year. A new signee they’ve kept under wraps? Someone returning? It’s always something exciting, I can’t wait. The Pinnacle had a really good dinner table promo, a lot of subtleties I am sure I missed, and that is what makes them a great group already. The Inner Circle’s response promos were great, Stadium Stampede II will be great, and this is another case of flipping the coin then ignoring the result because this is going to be too awesome to call.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/30/22)
The truth shall be revealed!
The Devil of AEW reveals all!
Fans have been waiting, and now, the NEW AEW World Champion, MJF, returns to explain just how he convinced William Regal to screw over Jon Moxley!
- Dax Harwood VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox; Joe wins and retains the title.
- Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari; Starks wins
- Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S”; Nightingale wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley is here!
The Maniac came dangerously close to annihilating Lord William Regal last week given how angry he was over the Full Gear screwjob. And that anger hasn’t exactly lessened since. But as fans chant for him, he’s here tonight to say, “I grew up about 90 miles from here. When I first started, I used to wrestle here in Indianapolis all the time, down in the old Fountain Square at the Salvation Army Gym.” Fans cheer for that shoutout. “That was a long time ago. This has been a crazy ass ride. You never know what’s around the corner. But there are three constants in this world, three certainties: death; taxes; and Jon Moxley.” Fans also cheer that!
Moxley says “There is nobody that can outwork me, out hustle me, out wrestle me, out fight me, out bleed me or out sweat me! Today, nothing’s really changed. Nothing’s really changed since day one in AEW. I am at THE top of the food chain! I do what I want and I say what I want. This AEW ring belongs to me! And you can bet your ass there is not a man in that locker room, there isn’t a man in this building, there isn’t a man within 100 miles that has the balls to come out here, look me in the eyes and tell me any different.” But here comes HANGMAN! Adam Page is back and Indianapolis can’t believe it!
Hangman storms down to the ring, not yet cleared to compete but clearly not caring! And he gets right in the face with the man who concussed him in Moxley! Fans are ready for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley smirks. “You sure you wanna do this, man, after what happened last time? Oh, I’m sorry. Do you not remember last time?” Hangman DECKS Moxley, proving he does! Hangman keeps after Moxley as they go outside the ring and he fires off! Moxley RAMS Hangman into railing but Hangman DECKS him again! Hangman wants after Moxley but security and referees rush out! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley gets loose, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him!
Hangman rains down fists, Moxley gets back up, and Moxley dares Hangman to try that again. Hangman storms up and he DOES hit Moxley again! Fans are loving it but even MORE refs rush out to stop this! Fans still want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley breaks loose! Moxley takes a spill off the ramp, but he gets up again! They scrap, but the security and refs pile on top of them to smother this fight. Moxley goes out one tunnel, Hangman goes out the other, what will keep these two from fighting backstage!?
Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Bryan Danielson!
FTR acknowledged that they have had perhaps the best year possible as a tag team, but Dax the Ax wants to prove himself worthy against THE BEST WRESTLER in the world! The American Dragon accepted that challenge, and now we see if Dax is right. IS Bryan Danielson the best in the world? Or will Dax take that title and add it to his collection?
The bell rings and fans fire up already. Dax and Bryan circle, tie up, “This is Awesome!” already for Indy as the two break. Bryan and Dax circle, tie up again and Bryan headlocks and hits a takeover. Dax headscissors but Bryan moves around. Bryan headstands, turns Dax over, bridges and hooks the legs up. Dax avoids the headlock to facelock, but Bryan puts Dax on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but Dax ducks the kick! Dax and Bryan stare down and fans cheer this opening exchange. Bryan and Dax tie up again, Dax headlocks but Bryan powers out. Dax runs Bryan over, keeps moving, but Bryan drops.
Dax slide sunder the haymaker but swings into a takedown! Dax slips free to step through the legs! Bryan scrambles around and gets the ROPEBREAK! Dax tries to let off but Bryan is the one holding on with a leg scissor. The ref reprimands them both, Bryan lets off but then kicks Dax under the chin! So Dax stomps Bryan in return! Bryan scrambles out of the ring while Dax checks his chin. Fans rally up and the ring count starts. Bryan stands on the apron and has Dax back up. Bryan steps in, he and Dax tie up, and Bryan puts Dax in the corner. Bryan CHOPS, but Dax turns things around to CHOP back!
Dax stands Bryan up to CHOP again! And UPPERCUT! Bryan turns things around to CHOP, and KICK, and CHOP, and KICK, repeat! Bryan whips corner to corner but Dax reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over. Things keep moving, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but into a waistlock. O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dax CHOPS Bryan again! Dax whips, Bryan reverses but Dax KICKS the back drop! Dax runs in but Bryan whips him out! Dax hits the apron hard, Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Dax ends up in the front row! Fans fire up and Bryan drags Dax up. Bryan ROCKS Dax but Dax CHOPS!
Dax ROCKS Bryan but Bryan fights back, they’re brawling right in front of the fans as AEW goes picture in picture! Dax finds the corner of the railing but Bryan is on him! They throw haymakers and CHOPS, Dax ROCKS Bryan and suplexes him up and over the railing! They crash down right in front of more fans! Indy is loving having the action right at their feet, but the ref checks both men. Dax and Bryan stir, sit up, and Dax fist bumps fans as he returns to ringside. Bryan is slower to stand, crawls his way to the ring, and Dax goes out to meet him. Dax eggs Bryan on, goes back into the ring, and Bryan slowly gets to the apron.
The count is 5 of 10 but Bryan gets in. Dax storms up to Bryan and Bryan eggs him on. Dax ROCKS Bryan, brings him around and CHOPS! And then CHOPS again! Bryan staggers to another corner but Dax follows him over to UPPERCUT! Dax UPPERCUTS again, then CHOPS again! Dax even hurt his hand on that one! Dax drags Bryan up again, to whip corner to corner. Dax runs in but Bryan BOOTS him back! Bryan ROCKS Dax with a forearm, CHOPS back, CHOPS more and more, then spins, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another!
Fans fire up with both men down on the mat. Dax stands up, climbs the corner, but Dax hops down to stalk Bryan. Dax drags Bryan up but Bryan switches. Dax switches, Bryan switches, repeat, but then Dax fakes Bryan out! Dax reels Bryan in but Bryan back drops the driver away! Dax makes that a sunset flip but Bryan rolls through, rolls Dax, and then ducks the haymaker. Dax ducks the roundhouse, then feints a haymaker to reel Bryan in! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Dax can’t believe it! But fans rally up as Dax goes to the corner and climbs up. Dax DIVING HEADBUTTS but FLOPS as Bryan dodges! La Magistrol, TWO!!
Bryan hurries to the apron and Dax runs in, but Bryan jumps over! FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, Dax and Bryan stand. Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Bryan puts Dax in, climbs up the corner himself, and fans rally back up. But Dax ROCKS Bryan first! Dax climbs up, brings Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots. Bryan slips out to trip Dax up! Dax lands on his ax, Bryan climbs up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The corner came gets a close-up look as those shots hit again and again! Bryan then stands Dax up for a SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Dax turns it but Bryan rolls it! TWO!!!
Fans are thunderous while Bryan and Dax are both down on the mat! A standing count starts, both slowly rise, and they crawl to each other. Dax gives a junkyard dog headbutt, but Bryan gives it back! Dax headbutts again, but Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS as he stands up! Bryan whips, Dax reverses and wrenches and short arm LARIATS! But Bryan stays up and shakes his head! Dax LARIATS again, but Bryan still stays up! Dax swings again, Bryan dodges and LARIATS! But Dax stays up! Bryan LARIATS again, but Dax just eggs him on! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and DOUBLE LARIAT and DOUBLE LARIAT again!
Fans fire up as the lariats turn to haymakers, and then both men drop to their feet! Indy hopes they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow. Dax CLOBBERS Bryan point blank!! But Bryan gets up to LARIAT Dax! Dax and Bryan DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they both flop to the floor! Indy gives a standing ovation, and a standing count starts. “This is Awesome!” as Bryan stands. Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights, but then he BUZZ- NO, Dax blocks! Dax JABS, then gets Bryan up for a SLINGSHOT- NO, Bryan RANAS it! But Dax sunset flips that! TWO!! BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as both men are down again. A standing count, Bryan and Dax slowly sit up. Bryan stands up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Dax ducks the buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks, dodges, BUSAIK- NO! Dax blocks the knee to SLINGSHOT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! But Dax has the legs and ties them up! SHARPSHOOTER!! Bryan endures, turns slightly, but Dax uses Bryan’s own kneepad for extra leverage! Bryan still reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Dax lets Bryan go and he drags Bryan away from ropes. Dax steps through but Bryan blocks to drag Dax into a cradle! TWO, Dax has the cradle, TWO!
Bryan has the cradle back, TWO! Dax has it again, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! Dax, TWO!! Bryan shifts to LEBELL LOCK!! Fans fire up as Dax endures! Dax reaches out but he’s so far away, he TAPS! Bryan wins!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Dax tried to slay the American Dragon, but he could not! Bryan may very well be the best wrestler in the world, but he nods and applauds the valiant effort of Dax Harwood. Will Dax still be in the conversation of greatest of all time?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal is back! But this time the prize is a match with MJF for the ring, and the Diamond Ring contender can name the time and place they face him for it! Matt Hardy, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, Jungle Boy, Dalton Castle and Captain Shawn Dean are among the known participants, but who comes out on top to go after MJF’s other precious possession?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Tony Schiavone brings up next week’s special Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. The Absolute is the #1 contender to MJF’s AEW World Championship, and he’s in action later tonight to warm-up for Winter is Coming. Starks says that’s right, but he would like to make “an absolute announcement.” Starks is entering IN that battle royal! Starks is going to make a judgment call right now: Starks will WIN that battle royal! Why? Because Starks is coming for everything MJF has! The title, the diamond ring, and his spot at the top! Everything MJF has is owed to Starks as well. He is Absolute for a reason, he proves it tonight, next week and ultimate proves it at Winter is Coming! Will Ricky Starks single-handedly change the AEW landscape to close out the year?
Hangman Page is being escorted out by security.
But then he spots Moxley! The brawl is back on!! Who could’ve guessed?! They ditch the couple of security guards, and Hangman TOSSES Moxley into a garage door! Security rushes back in with reinforcements, but Moxley throws them aside to get at Hangman! Security and refs pry these two apart for what feels like the hundredth time already, what will it take for these two to wait for a match?
Renee Paquette holds a special sit-down interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is live in Nashville with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker and thanks them for this time. She also has the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli here. She thanks them for being here, and thanks them all for agreeing to no physicality. Renee starts with Claudio, but then Menard speaks up! When Claudio loses to Chris Jericho next week and has no choice but to be in the JAS, “The beautiful thing about being a sports entertainer, Claudio, is you can be anything you want! You like yodeling? You can be a yodeler!” Renee has the JAS calm down, she hadn’t even asked a question.
The JAS oblige, and Renee says that at ROH Final Battle, in the main event, it will be Claudio VS Jericho for the ROH World title. What would it mean to Claudio to regain that title and bring it back to professional wrestling? It would mean a whole lot. That was his first world title anywhere. It would silence the doubting voice in his head that says he can’t win “the big one.” He needs to prove that, and vows he will prove that. Hager speaks up to just say, “I like this hat!” Then he takes out a matching bucket hat from his fanny pack, and he offers it to Claudio! Deep down, Claudio the Sports Entertainer will love the hat. They can be a great tag team again!
Claudio says he is sick of this! He is sick of the JAS, of sit-down interviews, and being on stage with microphones. He came to AEW to prove he is the best WRESTLER! He does that at Final Battle when he beats Jericho! Claudio throws his chair away but the JAS laughs like hyenas. Garcia says the BCC is falling apart! Yuta says Garcia shouldn’t talk about stuff he knows nothing about! Garcia says alright, here’s what he does know: he made the right choice staying with the JAS! Because that little combat club is falling apart! They’ll prove it next week on Dynamite by “beating up some pro-wrestling dorks!” Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta!
Yuta says he is done with the JAS, the stupid hat, the stupid nicknames, and those suspenders with a belt. What the hell are you doing, Parker? The only reason Garcia isn’t just dead to Yuta is because Yuta wants that ROH Pure Championship! So yeah, tag match challenge accepted. But at Final Battle, Garcia puts the Pure title on the line and they end this. Garcia says okay then. Yuta storms off now, will the BCC reclaim gold and honor to end their 2022?
AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox!
Sure, Wardlow wants his belt back, but #TwoBeltsJoe is already ready to move on. Will Joe stay the Double Television Champion? Or will the newest high-flyer to go #AllElite start off with a bang?
The introductions are made, the AEW title is raised, and we see just who is The Face of TNT!
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as the two tie up. Joe powers Fox to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Joe then throws a body shot, JAB, JAB, JAB, JAB, and HEAD CHOP! Fans fire up, Joe stomps Fox and drags him up. Joe DECKS Fox, then mockingly applauds. Joe brings Fox up but Fox throws hands! Joe HEADBUTTS Fox, runs, but Fox goes Matrix to duck the lariat! Fox PELES Joe and Joe tumbles out of the ring! Fans fire up as Fox builds speed and FLIES! But Joe moves aside! Only for Fox to roll through and stand back up! Joe turns around into a BOOT!
Joe gets in the ring, Fox follows and CLUBS away! Joe sweeps the legs! Fox lands on his face, Joe lands on Fox with a SENTON! Joe snarls at Fox as AEW goes picture in picture.
Joe covers, TWO! Joe sits Fox up to CHOP him to ropes, then stands him up. Joe bumps Fox off buckles, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Joe storms up to Fox, drags him up, but Fox throws body shots! Fox runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Joe snarls, stalks Fox and then covers, ONE!! Fox is showing toughness and that amuses Joe. Joe drags Fox up, snapmares him and clamps on a hard neck wrench! Fox endures as Joe leans all his weight on the twist! Fox fights up as fans rally, and Fox throws body shots. Joe throws Fox down by his head! The ref reprimands, and Fox sits up, into a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO!
Now Joe is frustrated as Fox sticks around. Joe stalks Fox to ropes, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Joe CLUBS away on Fox’s back with big forearm shots, then CHOPS him on the back! Fox slumps down and Joe smirks as he digs his boot in. The ref count, Joe lets off, and then Joe paces around. Joe drags Fox back up, HEADBUTTS him, but Fox kicks back! Joe throws a forearm, Fox kicks, repeat, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fox runs, but Joe scoops to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fox barely bridges up for that, and Joe taunts him. Joe puts Fox in a corner, hoists him up top, but Fox throws forearms!
Joe CHOPS Fox back! And then climbs up after Fox, but Fox throws body shots! Joe steps back, Fox FLYING DDTs! Fans fire up and Fox MULE KICKS, BUZZSAWS, but then Joe ducks the heel kick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up top, 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and shocks Fox! Fans fire up as Fox pounds the mat. Fox has some blood in his mouth but he just goes back up top. Fox leaps, but Joe moves aside. This time Fox crashes and burns! Joe runs to POUNCE Fox into the ropes! Joe hoists Fox up top, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
A strong first defense, he gets both belts on his shoulders, and then he gets a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to a new and glorious era! For I am the One True King of Television!” But Wardlow is on the tron! “Hey, self-proclaimed King of TV. Wow, that’s almost as good as the last nickname you came up with in War Joe. Listen, I hope you enjoyed playing the role, because I’m coming for what’s mine! Cuz Joe, this ain’t your world, this is WARDLOW’S WORLD!” Wardlow has the fans chanting his name, will Joe have to watch his back from now on?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs continues his homecoming journey.
Still in Oakland, California, Hobbs says, “I walk along these streets… I’ve been bullied, I’ve been beaten up. It’s only made me tougher.” The guys on the street rolling dice spot him and give him space. They all wonder who that was, but know not to mess with him. Hobbs continues to narrate, “I’m going to let each and every one of you feel the pain, the hurt, the happiness. I’m taking what belongs to me.”
AEW presents a new Technique By Taz.
We review Hook’s match with Lee Moriarty in defense of the FTW Championship. Taz points out that Hook’s escape from the Border City Stretch was all about breaking wrist control and sitting out to shift and pop free. Then Hook gets the half nelson and cross choke for the Redrum. Moriarty may be a submission savant, but Hook might be a prodigy. Will the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil continue to make his father proud in defending that title?
William Regal is here!
Indianapolis boos as “this snake, this coward” (Excalibur’s words on commentary) makes his way to the ring. Moxley is no longer in the building so Regal doesn’t have to hide. He walks down the Burberry carpet and into the ring where something is on a pedestal under a cover. Regal gets a mic while fans boo more, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen… Your new AEW World Champion… Maxwell Jacob Friedman!” MJF makes his entrance, here as promised last week. Fans are torn as MJF swaggers his way out, belt around his waist and Burberry scarf around his neck. MJF goes to the ring, mic already in hand.
MJF and Regal hug, and MJF says, “I know you people aren’t very bright, but when The Best Wrestler on God’s Green Earth is holding a microphone, you keep your hillbilly mouths shut.” Fans boo more as MJF says, “I would now like to tell you people how my and Mr. Regal’s unholy union-” Fans tell MJF to STFU and that gives him pause. “How uncouth.” But MJF finishes his thought by saying, “Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent me an email and it was right after The Firm had attacked me, and that email reads as follows.
“Maxwell, I watched on as The Firm attacked you. It’s become very clear you’ve grown weak. I see all the potential in you to not just become a villain, but the greatest villain of our time. However, as I’ve said previously, you have much to learn. I’m willing to help you reach your true potential, but if you want to get the world title around your waist, this time you mustn’t grab the Dynamite Ring. Instead, you must grab the brass one. Yours Sincerely, Sir William Regal.” It was after that that MJF and Regal secretly met, and MJF is not afraid to admit that Regal is a genius.
MJF was more than apt to listen when Regal said to not use the diamond ring, but the brass knuckles. Regal didn’t want MJF to just beat Moxley, no no. He wanted MJF to leave Moxley with a lesson in the form of an emotional scar so that Moxley will never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. “Now let’s talk about The Firm, shall we?” MJF knows everyone wants to know what he’s going to do to The Firm, “and to be honest, eh. I kinda respect The Firm. They saw a weakness in me, and like sharks smelling blood, they attacked, and I would’ve done the exact same thing.
“And let’s be fair, even if I did harbor some resentment, Mr. Regal, do I really seem like the type to chase anyone down?” Regal says no. MJF says that’d take effort. And as Indy knows oh too well, effort is for poors like all of them! See, MJF is above that. And speaking of things MJF is above, let’s talk about the belt, shall we? When MJF became our AEW World Champion, he made a promise to himself that he’d make changes around here. Out with the old, in with the new, and so looking at this belt, he wants to vomit in his mouth. And that’s not just from being in Indiana.
Fans boo more but MJF says, “It’s because it desperately needs an upgrade. This belt is tacky, it lacks class, and to make matters worse, it reminds me of all the men who held it previously. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, yeah, sure, they were all talented in their own rights, I guess. But I think we can all agree none of them are on my level. And that is specifically why this version of the title, much like all of you, is garbage.” MJF throws down Pretty Platinum! And then Regal unveils the BURBERRY STRAPPED AEW World Championship! MJF introduces to the world, the new and improved AEW World Championship, “Triple B: The Big Burberry Belt!”
Fans boo but MJF says this is now the most important, prestigious and prolific world title in all of pro-wrestling, and that’s because MJF is the one holding it! “No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be recognized as world champion except for me! Not any of your over-hyped, overrated pieces of trash you guys constantly push for. Fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston…” Fans start chanting for “Eddie! Eddie!” MJF says they can chant all they want, Eddie will NEVER be world champion. MJF calls out other fake tough guys like Ricky Starks. Starks is a fake star is what he is!
And speaking of fakes, let’s talk about the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid, fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson! Fans boo but MJF says, “No offense, in comparison to me, Bryan Danielson couldn’t wrestle his way out of a gaddamn paper bag. No offense, Mr. Regal, you tried everything you could. Some people just can’t be helped.” MJF tells Indy to pipe down, but speaking of people who can’t be helped, here’s a message to everyone on HIS show, in HIS locker room and on HIS roster. “So long as I’m in this company, you will never know what it feels like to be on top, because I am going to be world champion for a very long time. All the way, in fact, until the bidding war of 2024!”
At that time, Triple B will be a bargaining chip to get the biggest money contract in the history of the business! MJF will make more money in a day than any of these white trash hicks in their miserable lives! “I just pray to God the right Khan foots the bill, and Lord knows I ain’t talking about Tony.” MJF grins at the camera because he’s talking about “Mah boi, jolly ol’ Saint Nick! And my other boy, The Game, Trips. And if I’m being completely transparent here, Mr. Regal, come January 1st, 2024, I don’t even know if a wrestling company wins the bidding war, because quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of having to look at disgusting, grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis. Maybe Hollywood wins!”
MJF grins as fans boo more. But MJF isn’t deaf. He knows there is an interesting amount of fans who were over the moon for him to become champion! Okay, to those fans, fantastic. But call him “Mystic Max,” because their happiness will soon turn to resentment, because those fans are fickle! “Pretty soon, you’ll be saying stuff like, ‘I am sick of MJF! He’s so boring! He’s so repetitive! All he does is talk! He never wrestles. He’s a coward!’ There it is!” Fans chant “BORING~!” as MJF continues to predict the rants about making opponents jump through hoops. But to those people, MJF says, “Great.”
Because y’know who keeps tuning in, praying to God that someone takes Triple B off MJF? YOU! MJF says during his long and illustrious reign, Triple B will be defended very rarely, and he will wrestler very rarely, because unlike everyone else, he’s a special attraction. “In order for you discussing poors to see me defend my title, nine times outta ten, you will have to reach into your pockets for that small amount of money that you have, and buy a PPV in hopes to see someone dethrone me. Newsflash: they won’t. I am about to have a world title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL and Jeff Jarrett seem short and sweet!
“I am about to have a world title reign that is gonna make that shmuck, Bruno Sammartino, roll in his shitty little grave!” Fans boo as MJF stoops to new lows in his insults. MJF says we are now in the Era of MJF, and his reign of terror has only just begun. Fans boo as he holds up Triple B, but then MJF remembers something! He knows fans are confused by all this, but hold on. MJF brings the brass knuckles out and says without these, and without Regal, none of this is possible. The fans might’ve booed when Regal came out here, but everyone still respects him, both fans and wrestlers alike. Because for 40 YEARS, Regal, has given blood, sweat, tears, and sacrificed so much to the business!
MJF gets fans to cheer Regal because Regal loves the business. So that’s why MJF wanted to say from the bottom of his heart, SUCKER PUNCH WITH THE KNUCKLES!!!! Fans boo as hard as ever as MJF walks over and squats by Regal’s prone body. “It’s funny. You said I had much to learn, and yet you’re the one who made a deal with The Devil. So allow me to leave you with the words you left me seven long years ago. ‘Will, the game has changed. MJF exclusive hires top talents and top world class athletes. When you’re of them, send me your stuff. Yours Sincerely, the World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.'”
MJF drops the mic, brings Triple B with him, and leaves through the crowd. Bryan hurries to Regal’s side, along with the medics. Regal wanted to make the greatest villain of all time, but he have just created the worst monster of all time! Did MJF cross a line no one should ever cross?
AEW returns as Regal is loaded into an ambulance.
He has a neck brace and backboard as he is on the stretcher. Bryan is there, he’s going to ride with Regal to the hospital. Will Lord Regal be alright? Will someone avenge him by ruining all of MJF’s plans for his future?
Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari!
Speaking of, the Absolute #1 contender plans to ruin the holidays for MJF by taking both world title AND diamond ring! Will Starks be red hot going into the battle royal? Or will Daivari Dinero already ruin Ricky’s own run?
Before the bell, Stokely Hathaway walks out to have everyone wait. He also has Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with him, and Hardy steals the spotlight by getting the fans cheering for V1 and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Stokely tells Hardy to get his ass to the back! Hardy smiles, but Ethan tells him to not forget that The Firm owns his ass! And in that Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Hardy’s gonna help Ethan win it all, because Ricky took away that #1 contendership away from him! So Ethan vows to take the battle royal from Starks. AND, Ethan is calling his shot right now!
At Winter is Coming, after MJF whoops Starks’ ass around the whole arena defending the world title successfully, Ethan will whoop MJF’s tired ass! Then Ethan will be the one with the diamond ring, and Starks will just watch and cry. IF he makes it to Winter is Coming. Daivari CLOBBERS Starks in the corner! The ref rings the bell, Daivari stomps a mudhole, then he fires off hands. Daivari whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Daivari up! Underhooks, gut wrench, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks looks at Ethan and Stokely as they’re already eating their words. Will All Ego be deflated in that battle royal? Will Starks win big again to then go for BOTH of MJF’s prizes?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker & Rebel.
Tony Schiavone is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, the Doctor, and the Doctor’s Assistant and brings up last week how Britt & Hayter won big in tag team action. Britt wants Tony to keep “Doctor” in how he addresses her. And also, she shouts out the big win by her Pittsburgh Steelers right here in Indianapolis. But let’s talk about what is really concerning: The coming sit-down interview Renee has with Saraya. Hayter has a great idea! Why not a sit-down interview with THE Women’s World Champion! A little chat even. And he will, next week. Renee can sit her ass at home! It’s settled, yours truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.
Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S” w/ Tay Melo!
Things are getting fierce in the invigorated AEW Women’s Division, and the always positive powerhouse is positively gonna pummel the Star of the Show! Will Willow keep the energy going to the top of the rankings? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?
The bell rings and Anna smirks as she circles with Willow. Anna avoids Willow but Willow clamps onto an arm! Anna whips free but Willow runs her over! Fans fire up as Willow runs, rolls then runs Anna over! Willow flexes, drags Anna up and short arm LARIATS! And short arm LARIATS again! Anna ELBOWS back but swings into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Anna goes to a corner, fans rally for Willow and she runs in to back body block! Willow does a dance, whips Anna corner to corner, then runs in to back body block again! Anna dodges the lariat to ROCK Willow, run and HEEL KICK!
Anna shoves Willow down, goes up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Anna mocks Willow before the cover, ONE!! Anna is upset as AEW goes picture in picture.
Willow gets to ropes but Anna CHOKES her! The ref counts, Anna lets off and paces about. Willow throws body shots but Anna CLUBS her down. Anna CHOKES Willow, the ref counts, but Tay is also talking trash. Anna lets off and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swipes at Tay but she gets away, and then Anna bumps Willow off buckles. Anna stalks Willow, CLUBS her down, then shouts at the fans to shut up. Willow kicks Anna, Anna ROCKS Willow, and Anna whips Willow corner to corner. Anna runs in to back elbow Willow down! Anna talks more trash, covers, TWO! Fans rally but Anna bumps Willow off buckles.
Anna ROCKS Willow again, whips her to ropes, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Anna soaks up the heat while Willow crawls. Anna CHOKES Willow on the mat, the ref counts and Anna lets off to then cover, ONE!! Anna is annoyed at Willow’s toughness, and she CLUBS Willow down. Anna bumps Willow off buckles, digs her boots in, then lets off at 4. Tay applauds as Anna snapmares Willow for elbows! Anna clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. But Willow endures and fans rally up. Willow fights up, only for Anna to wrangle her down. Willow fights up again, throws body shots, and AEW returns to single picture.
Willow ROCKS Anna, but Anna ROCKS Willow. Willow ROCKS Anna, so Anna ROCKS Willow! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, and Willow CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS! Anna KNEES low, whips, but Willow reverses. Willow runs in to back body block in the corner, and LARIAT! Snapmare, run and BOOT! Fans fire up with Willow and she whips Anna to ropes, for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Anna survives but Willow drags her back up. Willow fireman’s carries, Anna slips off to waistlock but Willow elbows free. Willow runs, into a spin and wrench and HOOK KICK! Then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Willow survives and upsets TayJay! Fans fire up and cheer Willow on as she rises up. Anna shouts she’s gonna choke her out! QUEENSLAYER!! But BACKPACK SENTON turns that round! Willow drags Anna up and gut wrenches, but Tay gets on the apron! Willow DECKS her for it! Anna reels Willow in but Willow fights the clinch with elbows! Gut wrench, but Anna hooks a leg to roll! Cradle, TWO!! Anna hurries but Willow BOOTS and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Willow drags Anna back up! Gut wrench, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!
Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall
No weeping Willow here! She’s all smiles as she gets another great win! Will Willow will her way to a title opportunity in time for the holidays?
But wait! TayJay aren’t done having a bad time, cuz RUBY SOHO Is back! Tay thinks she’s coming from the ramp, but nope! Ruby slips in from the crowd! Tay turns around, and Ruby tackles her! Ruby rains down fists! Anna returns but Ruby DECKS her! Tay ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby just grins! Ruby chases Tay out of the ring and brings her around to HEADBUTT! Tay wobbles, Ruby brings Tay around again, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN to the ramp! Ruby sits with Tay and gives her a kiss on the forehead. Is the Runaway going to run through the Brazilian Goddess?
The House of Black speaks.
Malakai himself says, “Before this week is done, you will have seen more of us making less of them.” The House is back from the dead, what does this mean for AEW?
Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Orange Cassidy.
Schiavone notes we all saw The Factory and Best Friends fall victim to the return of Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews. They agreed to this time to talk it out. QT wants to talk directly to Cassidy since he keeps getting interrupted. QT wants a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship. Cassidy says no problem. Oh, yeah, okay. Then this Friday on Rampage, it won’t just be a normal match! QT wants a Lumberjack match! Yeah, love it, great. See you then. QT can’t stand that, though he got what he wanted, Cassidy kept talking over him. But since he got what he wanted, will QT get the title? Or will he just get what he deserves?
The Baddies are here!
And it is a celebration for the still undefeated AEW TBS Champion! Jade Cargill is 42-0, has the physical belt back, and has Red Velvet back, though she kicked Kiera Hogan to the curb. That aside, they and Leila Grey go to the ring, Velvet and Leila in magenta to contrast with all the green and gold. The confetti cannons go off with red, while Jade has the mic to say, “Now we all know why we’re here tonight: because of me, and my big ass celebration! But before we begin, let me address something and set the record straight. I made the Baddies, I say who stays and who goes. Now you see, I got rid of the trash last week. So I’m so confused as to why you two were chilling with her this past weekend!”
Velvet shrugs, Leila rolls her eyes, but Jade says she is done playing games! Jade got her belt back from Nyla Rose at Full Gear! Understand that to stand next to Jade is a blessing. So either you two get in line, or they can step. Because they are eating on her dime, making names off of her, and this whole company is eating off of her! SHE is the brightest star the company has! Stand her next to any wrestler in the back, and every consumer knows she’s the star! No one has Jade’s face, Jade’s body, or Jade’s aura. NOBODY! Leila and Velvet seem to agree with that since they’re staying right there in the ring.
Jade then asks the fans, “So you tell me what we’re gonna do about that. And you all can play, but I put asses in seats!” Plenty of the fans agree with that. “I wrestle for bad bitches. Now cameramen, do your job and get my Baddies.” The cameras do in fact find the Indy Baddie Section as Jade continues. “I am the real deal! I am nothing but real. And like I said, I create careers. And speaking of careers, Lil’ Bow Wow is a joke! Is a total joke!” But wait, Bow Wow is on the tron! And he says, “Jadey, baby, you deserve all the flowers in the world. Congratulations on your little win. It was cute, really cute.”
But to get to business, time is money and Bow Wow is all about money. He’s done with his tour, has a lot of time on his hands, so what does that mean? “See you soon. Real, real soon.” Jade doesn’t understand what the hell is going on with Bow Wow, but she and the Baddies storm out of the ring. Who, if anyone, will ever dethrone #ThatBitch?
The Acclaimed speak.
Billy Gunn is with Max Caster & Anthony Bowens backstage, and he’s like a drill sergeant with his trainees. He asks, “Why is there a camera in our face?” Bowens answers, “Because AEW stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday.” Billy asks, “Why do you two not have a match on Dynamite?” Caster answers, “Because Everyone Loves the Acclaimed, and no one wants to fight us, Daddy Ass.” Billy asks, “And what are you two going to do about it?” Bowens says, “I have an idea, Daddy Ass.” Then would he like to let us all know? Bowens says this Friday on Rampage, they give a tag title opportunity to the best tag team in AEW!
How can that possibly be when THEY are the best team in AEW?! Caster says Bowens meant the second best team, Daddy Ass. Sorry. Okay. Then there’s only one thing left to do: SCISSOR FINGER~!!! Who is the second best team in AEW? AKA the #1 contenders? We’ll see this Friday when Rampage returns to its regular time of 10 PM Eastern!
AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M ruined the return of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks with a bell hammer. Then they cheated the second match with another bell hammer. Will there be THREE hammers in this third match? Or can the Best Bout Machine and his boys finally get on the board?
The fans sing Carry On My Wayward Son for The Elite, and then the introductions are made. But then The Elite attack Death Triangle on the ramp! Omega is after Fenix, Matt Jackson is after Pac and Nick Jackson is after Penta! Fans fire up as the brawl goes from ramp to stage, but then also down the ramp. Indy fires up for “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” as Omega and Nick mug Fenix. Matt ROCKS Penta, the ref reprimands everyone, but Penta runs, into a back drop to the ramp! Nick kicks Fenix, runs to get a boost from Matt, the RANA sends Fenix down the ramp! Omega RAMS Pac into part to the tunnel, to hit a KOTARO KRUSHER to the stage!
The Bucks check on Omega, that elevated bulldog really hurts the tailbone and hip. Nick CLUBS away on Pac, drags him up, and Matt walks Pac with Nick down the ramp. They head for ringside, Omega walks off the pain, and the Bucks set Pac up. Omega runs down the ramp to build up speed, for a SUPERKICK from Pac!! The Lucha Brothers then somersault down the ramp, DOUBLE STUNNERS!! Death Triangle turns things around on Elite and this still isn’t even on record as AEW goes picture in picture!
Fenix CLUBS Omega, ROCKS him and they end up going around the ramp. Matt and Nick hobble, Penta and Pac keep on them. Omega and Fenix brawl just offstage in front of fans. Fenix UPPERCUTS, Penta CLUBS and KICKS Nick to send him along the pyro grate. Nick hits Penta back and TOSSES Penta off onto Fenix and Omega! Pac and Matt brawl at center stage while Nick LEAPS to AX HANDLE Penta back down! Matt KICKS Pac towards that side of the stage, reels him in, but Pac blocks the suplex. Matt keeps trying but Pac throws body shots. Matt throws those shots back, then punches away on Pac’s forehead!
Matt gets space, runs but Pac BOOTS him away! Then Pac says what the hell, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Nick, Omega and the Lucha Brothers!! Death Triangle then drags Nick and Omega up, but Matt SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down! Omega helps Matt up and the Elite drag Death Triangle up. The brawling continues, going back to the ramp and then to ringside. Omega sends Penta into railing while Nick sends Pac into the apron. Fenix whips but Matt reverses to send Fenix into barriers! Matt mocks Fenix’s pain then kicks him down! Matt then brings Fenix around to have him join the others ringside.
Dynamite returns to single picture, Brandon Cutler is vlogging this for The Elite as they set up Death Triangle. They all put one out, but the ref wants this to finally get in the ring. Omega says fine, and he puts Penta in the ring. The bell finally sounds and NOW this is a match! Then Omega kicks Penta out of the ring, the Bucks DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMB Fenix and Pac! Omega then brings Penta around, but Penta fights that bomb off to CHOP Omega! And CHOP Matt! And tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER Nick! Omega rushes back in, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Penta as he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”
But then Penta moves, Matt WRECKS the ref with that wrecking ball dropkick!! And Alex Abrahantes sneaks a bell hammer to Penta! Penta hurries, hiding that hammer in his waistband. Penta then sets that down in a corner, and builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on The Elite! Penta puts Omega in, grabs said hammer, and fans are torn! Fenix gets in and he tells Penta NO! They’ve already done this enough for his liking! Penta tells him to shut up and just watch! But then Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta! V-TRIGGER hits Fenix!! Fenix flops out of the ring, Penta kicks Omega and tucks! But Omega slips out, the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Penta!
Omega hurries to SNAP DRAGON! Penta flounders, the ref is finally up, and fans are thunderous as Omega drags Penta back up. POWERBOMB, flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, but Pac breaks it! Nick kicks Pac and sends him out. Omega goes corner to corner but Penta BOOTS him away! Nick runs in but is put on the apron! Matt runs in, but he’s also put on the apron. Omega runs back in but Penta dodges so Omega takes the DOUBLE ENZIGURI! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Pac BOOTS Nick! Death Triangle sets Omega up in a drop zone, Death Triangle all climb the same corner!
Fans fire up as Death Triangle takes aim at an Elite each! Penta DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS while Fenix and Pac DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Penta hauls Omega up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Penta cannot believe it! Tag to Pac and “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes up top. Nick runs in to get Omega to safety! Nick then ducks under Pac’s leap and SUPERKICKS him on the return! Nick aims at Penta but Penta blocks his superkick! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! And SUPERKICKS Penta! Matt hits NORTHERN LIGHTS on Penta, and starts up the Polar Express!
But Fenix LEAPS in, only for Matt to catch him! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans are thunderous as Pac BOOTS Matt down! Omega staggers to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Omega! Pac puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, and then stands Omega up. Omega fights the superplex to fire off forearms and elbows! Pac clings to the ropes to stay up! They get forehead to forehead, but Omega fires off forearm after forearm! Pac just keeps taking those shots! Pac HEADBUTTS Omega in return! The brace might’ve helped in that! Pac stands Omega up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega survives again and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.
Fenix CLOBBERS Matt on the outside, Pac and Omega slowly sit up in the ring. Nick coaches Omega, but Pac drags him to the Death Triangle corner. Pac stomps Omega, kicks him, then drags him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Fenix, he snapmares Omega and BUZZSAWS! Pac KICKS, Penta KICKS, and then Death Triangle TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Jackknife cover, but Nick breaks it! Fenix bumps Omega off buckles, CLUBS him, then tags Penta. Penta turns Omega around to CHOP! Omega staggers but Penta brings him back. Tag to Pac, he CHOPS Omega down! Pac paces while Omega is stinging.
Pac eggs the fans on, taunts the Bucks, but he turns around into a CHOP from Omega! Omega CHOPS but Pac kicks out a leg to BOOT Omega down! Pac then BOOTS Nick down for good measure! Pac kicks Omega around, taunts him, then ROCKS him! Omega ROCKS Pac back! Pac ROCKS Omega, Omega ROCKS Pac, and they go back and forth! Pac fires off a flurry and Omega wobbles! Pac pushes Omega around, Omega throws body shots but they’re a bit weak. Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac eggs Omega on. Omega fires stronger body shots now, so Pac SOBATS! Pac runs, but into a V-TRIGGER!
Pac wobbles against ropes, Omega runs in but Pac dodges to SNAP GERMAN! But Omega is up to LARIAT Pac down! Fans are thunderous and their teams are chomping at the bit! Omega and Pac crawl, reach out, hot tags to Fenix and Nick! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and again, then Fenix shoves, but Nick dodges the rolling sobat! Nick runs in, whips Fenix, but Fenix tiger feint rewinds! Nick ducks the heel kick to SUPERKICK! But Fenix kips up, only for Nick to block that superkick to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix stays up so Nick wheelbarrows into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is still in this but Nick tags Matt.
The Bucks drag Fenix up, double whip, but Fenix ducks and springboards, but the Bucks catch his crossbody! Nick helps Matt position Fenix in the gut wrench, then Nick goes to the apron! But Fenix RANAS Matt into Nick! Fans fire up as Fenix somersaults, but Matt catches him to a fireman’s carry! Nick goes up the corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! The full combo of rolling senton, 450 splash and moonsault connects! Cover, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Nick throws Penta back out and fans fire up! Nick and Matt sit Fenix up, B T E- SUPERKICKS from Pac & Penta! Omega ROCKS Pac, ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Pac then CHOPS Penta!
Omega fires off hands on Penta and he drops! Pac swings, into a full nelson! Pac breaks that so Omega waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES, only for Pac to land on his feet! Fenix somersault CUTTERS Omega! Fenix tags Penta, Penta tags Pac. Penta drags Matt up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, Penta tucks Matt in, DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix then DIVES onto Nick and Omega! Tag to Pac and he climbs up! Penta goes up and up to ESCALERA SPLASH! 450 SPLASH from Pac! Cover, TWO!!! Matt survives and Pac is fuming! Matt flounders to a corner, Pac runs in and UPPERCUTS! Pac reels Matt in to BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!!
The Bastard is furious as Matt survives again. Pac drags Matt back into the drop zone then climbs up. BLACK ARROW, into Matt’s knees!!! Cradle, THE ELITE WIN!!!
Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle)
FINALLY, The Elite score one on Death Triangle! But they’ve still got a long way to go in this Best of 7! Omega gets the mic to say, “There was never gonna be a sweep, as long as The Cleaner’s in town. We’re bringing this back, it’s gonna be a reverse sweep. And boy, this is the first time in awhile I’ve been able to close a show. So without any further adieu, I must bid you all a good bye, mwah! And good night, BANG! Now play that song again, would ya?” Fans sing Carry On again as Dynamite goes off the air. Will The Elite come back from being down two to win this in six? Or will Winter is Coming cool them off so that Death Triangle can get hot again?
Great Dynamite here to pave more of the road for Winter is Coming. For one, a very creative change to the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal since the current ringbearer is also the current AEW World Champion. I had a feeling Starks would want in on that on top of being #1 contender to the world title. Starks squashed Daivari, he really should win the battle royal so he can make Winter is Coming a Winner Takes All situation. At the same time, that does seem a shame to have Starks lose both prizes, so maybe Starks calls for a double header? He may not win the belt but he can win the ring and take MJF’s ace in the hole.
And speaking of the battle royal, I do like that Ethan wants to force Hardy to help him, but I bet Hardy finds a way to mess that up for him. Then maybe that starts things towards Hardy liberating himself and Private Party from The Firm. #HardyParty has been building up wins on Dark and Elevation, they could be Trios contenders on the other side of Elite VS Death Triangle, and that could be all the more reason The Firm will want to keep them under contract as long as possible.
Great opening segment from Moxley and the surprise return of Hangman! Of course it turns into a brawl that happens again backstage, and that will definitely be a match for Winter is Coming. And I think we will get the proper finish there we were meant to see in the title match. Amazing first match of the night in Bryan VS Dax tonight. Dax has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, no matter what division we’re talking about. He loves being a tag guy with Cash, but maybe before calling it a day, Dax will win a midcard title. Perhaps the All-Atlantic Championship since Cassidy loves putting that thing up.
QT and Cassidy had a hilarious little promo to set up a match for Rampage, but a Lumberjack Match is just tailor made for the House of Black showing up and wrecking everyone ringside. I’m pretty sure Cassidy retains the title either way, and he’ll likely defend it against Malakai 1v1. Acclaimed have a good promo to set up a tag title match, but I don’t see FTR stepping up to them on a Rampage. It’ll probably be whoever is second on the contender’s list. And whichever that team is, they’re losing to The Acclaimed. FTR and Gunn Sons have to set up something for Final Battle, it’s what makes sense.
Speaking of other things that were set up for Final Battle and that make sense, great sit-down interview promo from JAS and BCC, especially with Claudio being fed up with the constant interviews. Hager bringing out a second purple bucket hat is hilarious, too. Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta will be a great tag match, Garcia VS Yuta will be a great Pure title match since we’ve seen it a couple times already. But I cannot be sure where the titles go. Of the two, I see Garcia losing, but then that means Claudio will be forced to sports entertain. A part of me would love seeing what happens with that, though.
The celebration for The Baddies wasn’t much of a celebration, and they didn’t even get to have the clearly red velvet cake. But Jade really amped up her arrogance saying Jade is AEW. I almost thought this was the moment she turned off Velvet and Leila for good, but guess not. And Bow Wow either has a proxy to dethrone Jade, or he is such a distraction that Jade loses. I can’t be sure who Bow Wow introduces in the first idea, while that second idea feels a bit cheap. I suppose it does keep Jade strong in her first loss ever, but Jade is so good as a character that she deserves to be beat by someone straight up so there’s no excuse.
Good match for Willow VS Anna and a very good win for Willow. But since she’s lost multiple times to Jade, she probably has to wait until Jade loses it so she can go after the new champ. And a great return for Ruby in her hometown, she and Willow can both build momentum taking the fight to TayJay. Good promo from Hayter and Britt to keep the “hate-on” for Saraya. Nice return of Technique by Taz, and I really liked the orange filter. No idea who is next for Hook, or who dethrones him, but Hook is finally facing people that challenge him, so that’s good.
Another great vignette for Hobbs. He really should be TNT Champion, but it is nice to get some real depth for his character. He’ll definitely be the next TNT Champion after Wardlow VS Joe. Joe VS Fox was a great match, too, and it’s great for Fox to be somewhere higher profile. MJF continues to be great on the mic, but he should be pissed at whoever made that belt for him. The Big Burberry Belt just looks like a Big Brown Belt because of how muted those colors ended up on the leather. But you do have to appreciate MJF has picked up the mantle of “AEW’s HHH Parody” with Cody Rhodes in WWE.
And just as things were starting to drag on, MJF turns it all around with that sucker punch to Regal! Bryan was devastated, but he’ll surely return with rage, wanting after MJF, and I wonder if Tony Khan already shoots down MJF’s “PPVs only” stipulation by making MJF face Bryan at like Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash to see if MJF even makes it to 2023 as champion. Also, lots of people are talking about Regal going back to WWE but not going back to WWE, I don’t know which will happen, but this is of course a way to write him off for a moment and give him a great return moment to screw MJF over.
And lastly, what a great main event for the trios titles. I feel like half of the segment wasn’t even officially a match. These two teams keep busting out great stuff, and the Death Triangle story with the hammer continues. It more or less cost them tonight, but the Elite had to get on the board somehow. They take a week off from this series next week to come back at Winter is Coming, but I bet there will be a promo where Fenix argues with Penta about the hammer. This is all leading to The Elite getting the belts at the end of the series, and then Death Triangle might fall apart. I don’t really want that, the Trios Division needs trios as great as them, but if even The Dark Order can fall apart, then any trio can.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/29/22)
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- Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Justin Corino, Ryan Mooney & Steve Josifi; The Factory wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Chris Wylde; Clayton wins.
- Hikaru Shida w/ Hagane Shinno VS Layla Luciano; Shida wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Tracy Williams, LSG and Jack Tomlinson; The JAS wins.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tony Deppen; Cage wins.
- Angelico VS Hagane Shinno; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura w/ Baliyan Akki VS Tiara James; Sakura wins.
- Six Man Tag: Hardy Party VS The Wingmen; Hardy Party wins.
Hikaru Shida bringing along Hagane Shinno (formerly known as Madoka) is interesting. More Japanese promotions seem to be willing to let talent work with AEW, and that of course helps AEW get recognition internationally, and helps those promotions get recognition in the USA. Shinno will definitely get a win off Angelico, but AEW’s already such a full roster, who knows if Shinno will see any TV time.
Good to see the Wingmen together again, even if it’s to lose to Hardy Party. But even the Trios Division needs its lower midcard, and that is where The Wingmen will be. Matt Hardy & Private Party might end up becoming The Firm’s Trios Championship contenders if they keep building up wins on AEW YouTube. They could give whoever comes out of the Best of 7 Series a great match, and we could see a lot of overbooked, “internal conflict” of whether Hardy Party is Face or Heel, same as we’re seeing with Death Triangle always resorting to the hammer.
UPDATE: Welp, didn’t think Angelico would win but he did. I guess not ever new star that comes into AEW can just get a free win.
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