AEW is in North Carolina for a good cause!
Hangman Page and The Dark Order go after The #SuperElite to get themselves AEW World and World Tag Team title opportunities in an epic 5v5 elimination!
- 10 Man Elimination Tag Title Eliminator: The Super Elite VS Hangman Page & The Dark Order; The Super Elite wins and denies Hangman & The Dark Order their title opportunities.
- Santana & Ortiz w/ Konnan VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR wins.
- IWGP United States Championship: Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts VS Hikuleo; Archer wins and retains the title.
- Six Man Tag: Christian Cage & Jurassic Express VS The Hardy Family Office w/ Matt Hardy; Christian & Jurassic Express win.
- Thunder Rosa VS Julia Hart w/ The Varsity Blonds; Rosa wins.
- Five Labours of Jericho, Chapter 2 – No Rules Match: Chris Jericho VS Nick Gage; Jericho wins and advances to the next chapter.
PLAY BY PLAY
10 Man Elimination Tag Title Eliminator: The Super Elite VS Hangman Page & The Dark Order!
Fans go nuts as Hangman Page has an opening vignette. “What is it that makes a cowboy? It’s not the boots or the buckle. It’s not the chaps, it’s not the jeans. It’s not the lasso or the cattle. It’s not the horse or the saddle. You might think they’re all long gone, but you don’t need a hat to be a cowboy. A cowboy isn’t too busy to lend a hand to a partner. Not to proud to take one, either. And when they get knocked to the dirt, bloodied and trampled, a cowboy dusts themselves off and gets back up. And they’ll stand by their partners and challenge those who have it all. And they’ll keep riding ’til they find inner peace.”
Spotlights go up one at a time to reveal Colt Cabana, Alan Angels, Preston Vance, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, John Silver and Alex Reynolds. And up the middle is Hangman himself! The posse rolls together to the ring as Hangman wears the Dark Order purple and black! But now, “The starting line-up for your world champion Elite Squad!” At guard, Karl Anderson! The man in the middle, Doc Gallows! Forwards, Nick “Trick Shot” Jackson and “Mr. Instant Replay,” Matt Jackson! And the only person from NOOOOORTH CAROLINA, Kenny “Air” OOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAA! So they’re Space Jamming now? And they run through the banner to do slam dunks in the honestly non-regulation hoop. But will Hangman and his partners create their own new legacy?
The teams sort out and Hangman starts. Omega says if Hangman wants him, he’ll have to wait! Fans are thunderous for “COWBOY S*IT” as Anderson steps to Hangman. Anderson and Hangman tie up, Hangman headlocks but Anderson powers out, only for Hangman to run him over. Things speed up, Anderson leaps but into Hangman’s arms for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans fire up even more but the Bucks talk trash, and that allowed Omega to blindside Hangman! But the Dark Order rushes in and it is chaos! There’s brawling all over, The Elite get control and Gallows mugs Stu. The Elite call for it, but the Dark Order hits QUADRUPLE PLEXES!
The Elite bails out, the Dark Order chases after, and Reynolds climbs up. Nick goes after him but Reynolds trips him up! Reynolds gets Nick up to SUPERPLEX out onto everyone! Fans are thunderous as they lose their minds over that shot from downtown! Hangman gets Anderson up and into the ring, CHOPS him, and tags in Reynolds. Reynolds goes after Anderson but Anderson kicks back and EuroUppers. Anderson whips, “Get ‘im, boys!” Matt runs screaming in to clothesline! Nick runs screaming in to clothesline! Omega runs to JUMP and back elbow! Anderson runs in to uppercut! Gallows runs in but misses! And the rest of Dark Order drags the others out!
Reynolds tags Uno and Uno runs in to clothesline Gallows! Stu SPLASHES, Hangman clotheslines! Reynolds clotheslines! And Johnny Hungy gives Gallows a MEATY clothesline! Anderson runs in but Silver dodges, Gallows takes the uppercut! Silver KICKS Anderson, and feeds him to the Beaver Boy Blitz! STUNNER TO GERMAN, JACKKNIFE! Cover, but Gallows saves it! Gallows swings on Reynolds but is sent out with a clothesline! Anderson rolls Reynolds holding tights!! Anderson ELIMINATES Reynolds!! Fans boo as The Elite Squad gloat and celebrate. Uno steps up, though, and he calls the Machine Gun out.
But then Anderson doesn’t see the Dark Order trip up The Elite again! He’s alone with Uno, Stu, Silver and Hangman! Anderson tries to use his dance moves to diffuse the situation, but he ends up in a Dark Order pinball machine! Then a FATALITY!! Cover, Uno ELIMINATES Anderson!! Matt runs in but Uno throws forearms! Uno bumps Matt off buckles, Stu keeps him near and Silver tags in to mug Matt. Silver bumps Matt off buckles, fans are fired up to see Silver TOSS Matt across the ring! He’s freakin’ jacked, baby! Brandon Cutler hurries with the cold spray but Silver TOSSES Matt the other way!
Cutler again cools Matt down but Silver puts him in the corner as AEW goes picture in picture. Stu tags in, then tags Uno. They get Matt up but Matt throws forearms on them both! But he gets popped up into Electric Chair, then tossed into a POWERBOMB! Cover, Omega breaks it! Hangman is furious but Stu gets Matt back in the corner. Tag to Silver, they stomp and punch Matt and fire off forearms. Silver snapmares Matt then KICKS him in the chest! And again! And… CRANE KICK! Silver is fired up, he gets Matt over to the corner and Stu tags in, but both he and Uno mug Matt. Stu springboards for the elbow drop sidewalk slam! Cover, but Nick drags Stu away!
The Dark Order protests but the ref tells them to go back to their corner. Stu gets Matt back up and in an open corner to CHOP him! And whip him corner to corner, but Matt reverses, only for Stu to rebound and CLOBBER Matt! Stu keeps between Matt and the Elite, and then drags Matt back up. Stu CHOPS Matt off his feet! Matt sits up and sputters, glares at Hangman, but Stu CHOPS and forearms him! And then torture racks, but Matt fights off! Matt CLUBS away on Stu, CLAWS his back, and tags in Gallows. Matt holds Stu up, Gallows runs, but Stu switches! Gallows stops before he boots Matt, and Matt switches back, so they try again. Stu ducks and Gallows BOOTS Matt!
Stu fires off on Gallows with clubbing forearm after clubbing forearm as AEW returns to single picture! Stu gets Gallows up in the torture rack?! Gallows slips off, but Stu goes Matrix to avoid the clothesline! Kip up and PELE! Stu goes up and Uno runs in, they coordinate to 450 CANNONBALL Gallows and Matt! Cover on Gallows, Omega breaks it! The ref reprimands Omega but Silver tags in to spin and SLICED BREAD! But Nick SUPERKICKS Silver! Uno blocks a kick and gives it to the ref to hit a NECKBREAKER! Gallows ROCKS Uno with an uppercut, DECKS Hangman, and runs at Stu, only for Stu to dump him out!
Stu sees a target, goes to the apron, and SUPER SKY TWISTERS!! A rough landing for Stu and Silver checks on him. Fans fire up as Stu and Gallows get up. Gallows ROCKS Stu with an uppercut, “THIS IS AWESOME!” as Gallows keeps on Stu out in the crowd! But the ring count is climbing! Gallows runs in to YAKUZA KICK Stu over the second row of barriers! Gallows stalks after Stu, but Stu HOTSHOTS him away! Stu goes up higher?! Fans fire up as he stands on top of railing and LEAPS to CLOBBER Gallows with a flying clothesline! But the ring count is 10! That’s a DOUBLE ELIMINATION! Uno and Omega find themselves in the ring together and fans fire back up!
Uno dares Omega to hit him, so Omega kicks low! Omega fires off jabs, forearms, and whips. Uno duck sand dodges to RANA Omega down! Omega flounders up into Uno’s END OF DAYS! Cover, TWO!! The world champion sputters and Don Callis is freaking out. Uno fires up, goes up top and SWANTONS onto knees! Omega saves himself, aims from a corner, and V-TRIGGERS! Uno staggers into the Electric Chair! ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, Omega ELIMINATES Uno! Omega hurries to tag Matt in and Matt waits on either Silver or Hangman. Silver runs in to SPEARS Matt right down! And fire off fast hands!
Silver lets off to give Matt big forearm shots! Matt rakes Silver’s eyes! Nick holds Silver in the corner, Matt mocks the fans clapping, then stomps Silver down. Tag to Nick, Nick taunts Hangman now and he runs in to SHINING WIZARD and BULLDOG Silver down! Nick dares Hangman to get in and he does, but the ref keeps him back. Nick scrapes his soles on Silver’s face! Fans rally with “COWBOY S*IT” as Nick gets Silver up. Sliver throws body shots! And haymakers! Silver runs, into a WHEEL KICK! The original Elite formation gloats as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Silver GAMANGIRIS Nick down from a corner, CANNONBALLS out onto Omega, then runs around the ring to BOOT Matt down!! Then Nick is on ropes, Silver gets in to BOOT WASH Nick down! Torture Rack, AIRPLANE SPIN TOSS! Cover, TWO!!! Nick survives and Charlotte, NC is going nuts! Hangman is still down from an apparent double apron bomb during the break, and Nick gets Silver for a backslide. Silver rolls through to KICK, KICK and SUPERKICK! Then a dead lift suplex, but Nick slips out to feed Silver to a V-TRIGGER!! Nick SUPERKICKS, Omega wants the full nelson but Silver still fights! So it’s a GERMAN SUPLEX for him instead!
Omega and Nick hurry to get Silver set up on the apron. Cutler brings the hoop over as Matt gut wrenches Silver?! Michael Nakazawa passes Omega a ball, he holds it up and Nick springboards to SLAM DUNK INDIETAKER!!! The dunk didn’t hit but the piledriver sure did! Fans boo as Nick finishes off that slam dunk and then gets Silver into the ring. The Bucks coordinate, fans chant, “YOU STILL MISSED!” but this one never misses! B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, the Bucks ELIMINATE Silver! Now they have a 3v1 advantage on Hangman, who only now gets up. Hangman checks on Silver as fans are thunderous for “COWBOY S*IT!”
The Elite all stand together as they dare Hangman to get in. Hangman watches them but Omega says they should do this properly. Omega goes back to the corner, tags in, and now Hangman has his 1v1 with the champ. Omega throws the Space Jam jersey off and talks trash with Hangman. Omega SPITS at Hangman, so Hangman fires hands! They brawl, Hangman gets the edge and runs, but into a V-TRIGGER! Omega runs, but into a ROLLING ELBOW! Hangman fires up and runs, but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS from the Bucks! Omega hits a SNAP DRAGON! The ref reprimands but the Elite hit TRIPLE SUPERKICKS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe Hangman survived!
Omega tags Nick, he and Matt get Hangman in the ropes, and Nick climbs to DRAPING 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!??! Hangman is still in this but Omega tags back in. Omega says BANG, runs, but Hangman dodges to waistlock! Omega switches, GERMANS, but Hangman lands on his feet to CLOBBER omega! The Bucks are in, they whip but Hangman breaks the line to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Fans are thunderous again as Omega clotheslines Nick out! Hangman climbs as the Elite regroups, ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit and everyone goes down! Hangman gets Omega in, hauls him up in an Alabama lift, but Omega fights that!
Omega tries to lift but Hangman fights it. Omega CLUBS, throws forearms, and CHOPS! Omega runs but Hangman pops him up for a POWERBOMB! High stack but Nick breaks it in time! Omega tags Matt in, he gets Hangman up to whip. Hangman lands on apron, BOOTS Matt, then slingshots, but Matt scoops the Buckshot! But Nick takes too long setting up, Hangman slips free to ROCK Matt! Nick springboards anyway, into a BOOT! Hangman whips but Matt reverses. Hangman resets to slingshot and DOUBLE BUCK SHOT! Cover on Matt, Hangman ELIMINATES him!! Omega is furious, he gets his belt to aim at Hangman! The ref stops that, but there are other belts to use!
Hangman ducks the belt shot to Alabama lift and DEADEYE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Omega survives but barely! Hangman resets to the apron, but Nick anchors Hangman’s foot! The ref reprimands, Hangman slingshots but Omega ducks! BELT SHOT!! Cover, TWO!?!??! Omega is apoplectic and Callis is pissed! Omega runs to V-TRIGGER Hangman at the ropes! And then V-TRIGGER again! Omega gets Hangman up, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! The Elite win!!
Winners: The Super Elite, by pinfall; Kenny Omega and Nick Jackson are the survivors
Hangman put up the most valiant effort of AEW history, but he and the Dark Order could not defeat The Elite! And now, they have no clear route to the titles! Is there no stopping Omega and the Bucks in their reigns of terror?
Backstage interview with PAC.
Alex Marvez points out that this was meant to be a Death Triangle interview, but obviously the Lucha Brothers aren’t here. No, no, no. That’s where you’re wrong! Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M are here, but the lads are stuck at the airport because someone has cancelled their car ride here. Pac wonders who that could be. And with that, Andrade El Idolo and Chavo Guerrero walk in and sarcastically compliment Pac. Pac looks great but is lonely. The Lucha Bros are having trouble? Well that’s alright, Andrade’s people can get Pac’s people a limousine. Oh sorry, Pac probably doesn’t know what those are. Limos are like really long cars that people ride in.
So the Lucha Bros are on their way, and in style! Chavo promises. Andrade tells his “little friend” he should learn to drive, and also learn that there are people out there just better than him. Because if Pac doesn’t, the Lucha Bros could always work for someone else. For who? Who knows. Andrade heads out, but will Fenix & Penta stay loyal to The Bastard?
Taz is on a special platform.
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Give it up for the NEW FTW World Champion, from New Orleans, Louisiana, it is Absolute Ricky Starks! Starks and the rest of Team Taz head out and there’s a New Orleans brass band playing him to the ring with The Saints Go Marching In! There’s even a young lady to give Starks a bouquet of roses and a kiss! Orange roses to match the title? Starks lets Hook hold onto the flowers as he gets a mic. Give it up for the band there, they were great. If Hobbs was here, he’d be loving it, but the Powerhouse is recruiting.
But two weeks ago, history was made in Austin, Texas when Starks became the NEW FTW Champion, and got rid of the garbage that is Brian Cage. Now listen up, Cage. Starks has been the glue and the anchor of Team Taz because he knows his part. Starks can let certain things slide, like when Cage was in the back vanity searching himself and trying to befriend every Tom, Dick ‘n’ Harry online while Starks was covering up the problems Cage caused. Starks can forgive that, he’s a good man. And when Cage was costing the team matches, that Starks can forgive. But what Starks can’t forgive and forget is that when Starks broke his neck, Cage didn’t even check up on him!
And when Cage didn’t check up on Starks, Starks realized Cage is just selfish, inconsiderate and doesn’t know what “Teamwork” means. Starks does! Starks also knows what it is to be a star, something Cage has been trying to figure out for the past 17 YEARS. “And when they stood you next to me, you still couldn’t get an ounce of charisma to rub off on you!” Week after week, Cage- Wait, Cage is heading out now! Starks grows very worried, as does Taz. Cage CLOBBERS the band! He takes the bass drum and SMASHES it on the drummer! And he takes the trombone into the ring to BREAK it! Starks throws the roses at Cage and runs away!
Cage glares as Starks and Hook get up the ramp to the stage. Will The Machine look to absolutely crush Starks and take back the FTW title?
AEW hears from NJPW’s Ace!!
“This is New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Master of the Century, Hiroshi Tanahashi. I’ve gotta say, the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship has quite a charm to it. I’ve won a lot of titles in my career so far, but I’ve never been the US Champ. So I’ll be challenging the winner of tonight’s title match! And I’ll be taking that title in a snap.” Big news and a big challenge issued by Tanahashi! Will it be the Murderhawk Monster or Bullet Club’s towering Tongan that gets to accept it?
Santana & Ortiz w/ Konnan VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!
This has been going on for months within the Inner Circle VS Pinnacle war, but now the battle of NYC VS NC finally has it out 2v2! Will Proud ‘n’ Powerful put Dax & Cash down in their hometown? Or will FTR #SayYeah to a big win between two Top 5 AEW tag teams?
The teams sort out and Ortiz starts against Cash. They circle, tie up, Cash drags Ortiz down to a cover, ONE. Cash backs off, Ortiz and Cash tie up again and Ortiz wrenches to a waistlock then ripcords to an arm-drag. Cash comes back into Ortiz’s headlock takeover! Cash fights up, throws body shots then snapmares to run and run Ortiz over. Things speed up, Ortiz leaps and manages a monkey flip on Cash! Cash tumbles out and wants a timeout! Fans cheer as Cash gets back in and he tags Dax in. Santana tags in and these two stare down. They tie up, Dax headlocks but Santana powers out. They collide with clotheslines, and again, but neither falls! Forearms fly and fans fire up!
Santana CHOPS, Dax CHOPS, repeat! Dax goes back to forearms, runs, but Santana clubs the lariat away to snap suplex! Uno amigo! Fans fire up as Santana hits Dos Amigos! Tag to Ortiz, they work together for DOUBLE SUPLEX on the Three Amigos! Cash runs in but into an assisted Sliced Bread that really becomes a dragon sleeper, POWERBOMB REVERSE DDT COMBO! Fans fire up as Ortiz wrenches Dax. Dax pulls hair, whips Ortiz, but things speed up, Dax hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Ortiz escapes but Dax keeps on Ortiz by pulling his hair.
AEW goes picture in picture as Dax bumps Ortiz off buckles. Tag to Cash, FTR mugs Ortiz in the corner! The ref counts, Dax lets off at 4 and Cash gets in to bring Ortiz up to a headlock. Cash runs but instead of a bulldog, he CLOBBERS Ortiz down! Cover, TWO! Cash keeps Ortiz from Santana but Ortiz CHOPS back! They CHOP back and forth. Cash haymakers and KNEES Ortiz down! Cash snapmares Ortiz and wraps on a thrashing chinlock! Ortiz endures the grind, fights up, and throws body shots to get a back suplex! Both men are down but Ortiz crawls for his corner. Cash tags Dax and Dax intercepts Ortiz to whip him away and CLOBBER him! FTR soaks up the heat as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Ortiz rolls and ENZIGURIS Cash down! Fans fire up as both men crawl, Dax tags in again to again whip Ortiz away. But Ortiz comes back to CLOBBER Dax! Fans rally, Ortiz rolls to tag Santana in! Santana rallies on FTR, BOOT for Cash and forearms for Dax! Santana whips Dax, Dax reverses but Santana dodges in the corner to get him up for a back suplex SLAM! Then a catapult into the corner! Dax bounces off post, Santana FLIES to take out Dash! Fans fire up as Santana goes around the way to get back up his own corner. Santana leaps but Dax dodges the stomps. Santana comes back, Ortiz tags in as Dax sends Santana out!
Ortiz rolls Dax, Dax rolls through but Ortiz waistlocks. Cash is there but Ortiz RAMS Dax into him! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Ortiz uses the momentum to DIVE and take Cash out! PNP regroup, Konnan fires up the fans as Santana dodges Dax. Ortiz slingshots to sunset flip, TWO but Dax sits up into Santana’s BOOT! PNP coordinate, Ortiz gets Dax for a POWERBOMB! Tag to Santana, he’s up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives but fans rally up as Santana aims at him. Santana storms over to the corner to CHOP Dax, and CHOP, and CHOP! Santana whips, Dax reverses and clotheslines in a corner! Dax runs but Santana follows to clothesline him back!
Santana whips Dax back the other way, Dax comes back to clothesline! Santana stays up, roars, and reels Dax in for a GERMAN! Dax is right up, he roars and LARIATS Santana! Ortiz pops Dax up for a POWERBOMB! Cash runs in to TORNADO DDT Ortiz down! Cash wants one for Santana but Santana shoves him away, to BOOT him down! Dax runs in, Santana turns him around for another POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as both men are down. Konnan and Tully scowl at each other while coaching their guys up. Dax and Santana crawl, Santana tags in Ortiz first. Ortiz gets Dax but Dax cradles, TWO!
Dax DECKS Ortiz, hoists him up top, and Cash tags in. Dax climbs to join Ortiz, Cash goes to the other corner. Santana knocks Cash down! Cash clutches his arm, Santana drags Dax down to save Ortiz. Santana and Dax swing, Dax fakes Santana out for a DDT! Dax ROCKS Ortiz, climbs up again, and SUPERPLEXES! But Ortiz counters with a cradle, TWO!! Dax gets Ortiz back up, whips, but Ortiz reverses and Dax crashes into Santana. Dax gets Ortiz for a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, FTR wins!!
Winner: FTR, by pinfall
The medics check on Cash’s arm, it is bleeding! But Dax handles PNP well enough, will FTR move on from them to go after the Young Bucks again?
Tony Schiavone interviews Britt Baker & Rebel.
The AEW Women’s World Champion says that Nyla Rose has proven twice now that she does break bitches. But unfortunately for Nyla, Britt is the Baddest Bitch on the Block, and she made the Native Beast tap out with a broken freakin’ wrist! And Britt isn’t dumb, she keeps getting hurt. Reba/Rebel got hurt because she keeps protecting Britt from everyone gunning for her. So Britt says it is appropriate to find someone to help cover them both, because it sure as hell isn’t any of the fans.
Everyone watching live and at home, as long as Britt wears the title, they wear jealousy. You’re all sitting there, holding your breath, waiting for her to fail. You’re going to suffocate. Yours Truly, Britt Baker, DMD. But if Britt’s ego keeps growing, will it just make the target on her back bigger?
AEW returns with Schiavone on the stage.
“It is great to be back home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fans, we have a very special announcement on behalf of Tony Khan and AEW. As you know, Rampage will debut on Friday night, August 13th. We now have another special announcement for Rampage. The very next week, Friday, August 20th, Rampage comes to Chicago at the United Center, for ‘The First Dance!'” Tickets on sale this Monday! Fans chant “CM PUNK!” in hopes that Chicago’s own will be there for that. Schiavone then throws it over to Alex Marvez backstage.
Marvez interviews Darby Allin & Sting!
He brings up the huge news about AEW going to Chicago for #TheFirstDance, and Darby says he’ll be there. Darby’s been around a lot of men in the world who have claimed to be the greatest. There’s only one place to really prove that: right here in AEW. “Even if you think you’re the Best in the World.” A not so veiled challenge from the Relentless One! Will Darby look to test himself against a certain straightedge?
IWGP United States Championship: Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts VS Hikuleo!
The Ace has made it known he wants a shot at this title! But after that hellacious Texas Deathmatch with Jon Moxley, the Murderhawk Monster is ready to topple even a towering Tongan! But Hikuleo has a surprise for us all: his father, KING HAKU, is here! Will having one of the toughest men in the business in his corner help Hikuleo take this title and go after Tanahashi?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it’s like Clash of the Titans in Carolina!
The two get face to face to stare the other down. Hikuleo is taller but Archer can still reach him with a choke grip! Hikuleo choke grips back but Archer breaks free to BOOT Hikuleo away! Archer back elbows in the corner, runs corner to corner, and back elbows again! Archer keeps going to hit another back elbow! Fans fire up as Archer climbs up and rains down fists! Hiku stops that at 5 to SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, TWO! Archer survives, Hiku talks trash and gets Archer up to throw forearms. Hiku fireman’s carries but Archer fights off to ROCK Hiku with a right! Archer tells Hiku he ain’t nothing, then ROCKS him more! Archer runs, into a SPINNING POWERSLAM!
Hiku fires up and fans cheer him on as Archer flounders up. Hiku runs in to clothesline Archer out of the ring! Haku smiles as Hiku goes out and AEW goes picture in picture.
Hiku gets Archer up to ROCK Archer with a forearm! Archer hits back but Hiku knees low. Hiku SMACKS Archer off railing, swaggers about, but he brings Archer around to whip, only for Archer to reverse! Hiku hits railings HARD, and Archer fires up! The ref wants this to get in the ring, Archer drags Hiku up and ROCKS him with a right hand. And DOUBLE CHOPS him against railing! Hiku fires up but Archer CHOPS and CLUBS him down! Archer puts Hiku in the ring, but Haku is there to go after him! Choke grip and a RAM into the railing! Hiku keeps the ref from seeing all this and Haku gets away.
Archer slowly gets up but Hiku goes out after him. Hiku stands Archer up to CHOP him against railing! Archer staggers, Hiku chases after and CHOPS him against apron! Archer CHOPS back, gets in the ring, but Hiku pursues. Hiku kicks Archer, scoops him and SLAMS him! Hiku looms over Archer, Haku coaches him, and Hiku gets Archer up. Archer hits back so Hiku stomps him down! Hiku gets Archer back up and aims his finger gun as AEW returns to single picture. Archer grabs at Hiku’s face but Hiku headbutts him! Hiku CHOPS Archer, runs, but Archer follows to CLOBBER him! Hiku gets up and runs at Archer but Archer BOOTS him!
Hiku comes back, Archer dodges to back elbow and forearm shot! Archer reels Hiku in for a SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE! And another! Hiku falls to a knee but Archer knuckle locks and goes up. Archer goes Old School for a QUEBRADA! Fans fire up with Archer as he gets back up. Archer drags Hiku up, hoists him to the top rope, but Hiku fights the inverted crucifix! Archer BOOTS Hiku, climbs up to join him, and gets Hiku up for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Hiku survives and Haku is relieved. Archer puts Hiku in a corner, gets Hiku up and hoists him up top again. Archer wants the inverted crucifix, brings Hiku out, and BLACK OUT BOMBS! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall (still IWGP United States Champion)
#EverybodyDies, but retaining his title means Archer gets to aim at the Ace! Will the Once in a Century Talent be able to overcome the Murderhawk Monster and add this title to his incredible résumé? Or will Archer add Tanahashi to the list of great talent he has toppled?
Alex Marvez interviews Cody Rhodes.
The American Nightmare is backstage at the gorilla position, and gets off his headset as Marvez brings up Dynamite Homecoming, Cody VS Malakai Black. Cody says, “So much happening in our world-” MALAKAI ATTACKS! He DECKS Cody right next to Tony Khan, then drags him up to bring him around and throw into road cases! Cody hits back but they brawl up the steps towards the stage! Fans fire up as this brawl ends up ringside! Cody hits the Rhodes Uppercut! But Malakai gets right up to KNEE Cody down! Fans are fired up for “MALAKAI!” as he crouches by Cody. “You hear them? Welcome to the House of Black.” Will the Dark Father end the American Nightmare at Daily’s Place?
As Malakai still stands over Cody, security and other wrestlers run out to check on Cody. Malakai grabs Fuego Del Sol to give him a BLACK MASS!! Referees shout at Malakai to leave but he stays on stage, watching Fuego and Cody menacingly. Will there be anything left of Cody after Dynamite’s Homecoming?
“The TNT title is known for giving an open challenge. But ever since I won it, suddenly all these challengers have dried up. But next week, God’s Favorite Champion will fight! But not because Lee Johnson asked for it, but rather he was tricked with prizes and competitions.” Miro sees Johnson’s talent, but he cannot take Miro’s divine right away from him! No one can, and we all know it! Miro is a simple man that is motivated by two things: a vengeful God and a double jointed wife. So if you think you have what it takes, you can run away or face Miro like a man. But either way, a glorious reckoning is upon you! This is the word of the Redeemer!
QT Marshall sends a note to Schiavone.
Despite how adamant The Factory’s leader was about apologizing to Schiavone for pouring the protein shake on him, QT has decided to wait until next week. That way, the entire Schiavone family could be there to witness the apology. How “benevolent” of him, but will QT actually follow through for Dynamite’s Homecoming?
Six Man Tag: Christian Cage & Jurassic Express VS The Hardy Family Office w/ Matt Hardy!
Captain Charisma has had it up to here with Big Money Matt and his moneygrubbing minions, so he is teaming up with Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus to take the fight to the HFO! Will Christian, JB and the wrestling dinosaur make Angelico & Private Party pay for everything they and Hardy have done?
The trios sort out, Christian steps up and starts with Angelico. Fans rally up, Angelico and Christian approach, but Angelico kicks low to waistlock and spin Christian to hammerlock and hip toss! Christian gets up as Angelico swaggers, but Christian keeps cool. Christian and Angelico tie up, Christian wrenches, but Angelico uses ropes to flip through, only for Christian to ROCK him with an uppercut! Christian DECKS Angelico, tags in JB, and fans fire up as they double whip and double hip toss Angelico down! JB covers, ONE! JB keeps on Angelico with a wrench, Angelico spins but JB wrenches again to keep the wristlock.
JB knuckle locks, CHOPS, and goes up and up and around to arm-drag Angelico away! Angelico gets up but into a dropkick! Fans fire up as JB goes after Angelico. Angelico throws JB at ropes and Isiah Kassidy holds them open so JB tumbles out! JB gets up to trip Kassidy off the apron and throw him into railing! But Angelico distracts the ref so Hardy can SUCKER PUNCH JB! Christian chases Hardy, as does Marko Stunt! They chase Hardy out of ringside but Kassidy puts JB in. Angelico stomps JB, tags in Kassidy and he takes off his do-rag to CHOKE JB! The ref reprimands, Kassidy lets off, but Quen chokes JB! Kassidy stomps JB down but JB fights back!
Kassidy knees low, Quen tags in, and Private Party whip JB into buckles! Quen is a step stool and Kassidy runs in, but Party in Motion hits buckles! Hot tag to Luchasaurus! He pops Quen up for a BIG flapjack! Angelico and Kassidy run in but Luchasaurus CLOBBERS them both! Luchasaurus tosses Kassidy to the corner, adds Angelico to it, and he fires off uppercuts! Luchasaurus waistlocks Angelico, Angelico grabs desperately at Kassidy, Kassidy holds ropes. Quen gets up, Kassidy grabs at him! TRIPLE GERMAN SUPLEX!! Fans are thunderous as Luchasaurus roars! Luchasaurus watches Private Party slowly rise and fans rally up.
Private Party stands, Luchasaurus double choke grips! DOUBLE CHOKE- NO! Private Party flips through the slam to SUPERKICK ENZIGURI COMBO! Luchasaurus staggers, Kassidy rushes Christian but Christian DECKS Kassidy! Christian gets in but Quen dropkicks him out! JB runs in but Quen dodges, JB rebounds but Kassidy gets Quen out of the way, Kassidy takes the LARIAT! Quen whips, JB reverses to send Quen at Luchasaurus! Choke grip, JB FLIES to take out Angelico and Kassidy! Christian tags in before Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Quen! Christian is up top, he FROG SPLASHES! Cover, Christian & Jurassic Express win!
Winners: Christian Cage & Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Stunt returns to celebrate, and Christian hugs it out with his teammates. Will Christian’s undefeated streak continue until HE is the #1 contender? But wait, BLADE sucker punches Christian with brass knuckles! Big Money Matt applauds his mercenary taking the initiative, did Blade just cut down Christian’s run?
AEW hears from Nick Gage.
“Chris Jericho, what do you think you’re gonna do to me tonight that hasn’t been done to me before? Barbed wire, light tubes, I’ve been through it all! And I’m here tonight to make sure you don’t see labor number three. Because I’m the Deathmatch King! I’m gonna leave you in pain! I’m gonna leave you all cut up! You’re gonna look in that mirror and you’re gonna know that Nick Gage did that to you. You are gonna be feeling pain for the rest of your life! MDK, all day!”
Thunder Rosa VS Julia Hart w/ The Varsity Blonds!
La Mera Mera is finally All Elite, but that only means the real work begins! Will she take the two-time World Cheerleading Champion seriously and add her to the win streak?
The bell rings, the two circle, and fans rally for Rosa. Rosa and Julia tie up, Rosa headlocks and hits a takeover. Julia moves around and headscissors but Rosa kips free. They go again, Rosa headlocks but Julia fights up. Julia powers out, things speed up, and Rosa rolls Julia to a cover, TWO! Julia turns around into a sweep, cover, ONE! Julia sweeps, covers, ONE! The two stand off and fans cheer. The two circle as Julia waves to the fans and gets them to rally up. But Rosa rolls and picks a leg to trip her up! ANKLE LOCK! Julia scrambles, gets the ropebreak, but Rosa lets off. The Blonds coach Julia but Rosa is on her with forearms! And a CHOP!
Rosa bumps Julia off buckles, CHOPS her, then COHPS her again. Rosa whips Julia corner to corner and runs in to hit an A-List Lariat! Julia is down, Rosa goes up, SWINGING DOUBLE KNEES! Fans fire up as Rosa digs her boot into Julia. The ref counts, Rosa lets off and she gets Julia back up to throw forearms! Julia sputters, Rosa lets off as the ref counts, and Rosa goes corner to corner again, but Julia dodges the dropkick! Julia gets up, runs in, handsprings to a lariat! Julia headlocks but no bulldog, Rosa trips Julia to a KNEEBAR! Julia endures, crawls, reaches, and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Rosa lets go at 4.
Julia stands, Rosa runs in, gets around, but Julia elbows hard! Rosa holds on to RAM Julia into a corner! Rosa goes corner to corner to basement dropkick! Fans fire up as Rosa gets Julia up, scoop and FIRE THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa wins
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
And with that, Rosa is truly ready to be All Elite! But will she become the AEW Women’s World Championship in the near future?
AEW has more in store for Dynamite Homecoming!
Not only will Malakai take on Cody and Miro defend his TNT Championship against Big Shotty Lee Johnson, there will be an NWA Women’s World Championship Contender’s Match! The Bunny takes on #LEGIT Leyla Hirsch, the winner moving on to take on Serena Deeb! Then, after that blindside attack, The Blade must now face Christian Cage fair and square! Matt Hardy has Blade’s back but Jungle Boy has Christian’s! Will Captain Charisma break The Blade’s edge as AEW returns to Daily’s Place?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Last time you saw me, I was crawling out of a pit of barbed wire well. That’s all good, that’s easy money, that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about last night, when I’m sitting at the airport bar, and I look up at the TV and I’m watching the Olympics, and I wonder, ‘How the hell did the French and the Croatian water polo teams get into Japan when I can’t?'” Moxley has business in Tokyo, from challenges going unanswered to his contracts being sent back unsigned to phone calls being unanswered.
And then the second Moxley no longer has the IWGP US Championship around his waist, now Tanahashi wants to put his pretty little face on TV, show up on Dynamite with his stupid little side ponytail. Tanahashi’s been dodging Moxley for months, but the people don’t know that. In that case, screw Tanahashi! Tanahashi’s dead to Moxley. Moxley sent his boy, Charlie, to FedEx with a stack of contracts and told him to send it to the boys in the NJPW office. We’ll see what comes through “the fOrBiDdEn DoOr~!” Moxley IS the forbidden door!
And Tanahashi, maybe you’re the only smart one here. Maybe he learned from his boys, Nagata and Suzuki, what happens. Forbidden doors might be open, but nothing good is waiting for them on the other side. Tanahashi wants the US title, Archer has it, will The Ace get the gold so that Moxley can hit two birds with one Paradigm Shift?
Five Labours of Jericho, Chapter 2 – No Rules Match: Chris Jericho VS Nick Gage!
The Demo God made it through The Chair Man and that didn’t sit well with Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Round two really raises the stakes as MJF brings in the #MDKGang leader, but Jericho is ready. He sees MJF’s ringer and raises him one PAINMAKER! Will either man even survive tonight? Or can Jericho overcome the Deathmatch king to make it into chapter three?
Jericho still revels in the fans singing Judas for him, but he gets serious as Gage makes his way to the ring. MJF then joins commentary to make sure Jericho does this on his own. He even has popcorn! The bell rings and Gage has his pizza cutter already! They circle, and Gage swipes at Jericho and catches Jericho on the arm! Jericho is bleeding but not too bad. MJF revels in that, and the brawl is on! Jericho made Gage drop his cutter and he throws hands. Jericho runs but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans rally and duel as Gage paces. Gage runs to BOOT WASH Jericho in a corner! Jericho bails out, Gage goes out and runs in around the way to fire forearms!
Gage headbutts, Jericho staggers, but Gage taunts fans and Jericho throws hands back! Jericho whips Gage into railing! Jericho gets Gage into the ring, the one rule in this match is to win in the ring. Jericho climbs but Gage throws hands! Gage climbs up to join Jericho, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Gage holds on to get Jericho back up for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives as fans rally and duel even harder! Gage grins as Jericho gets to a corner. Gage runs side to side again but Jericho trips him up! Jericho has the legs, turns Gage, WALLS OF JERICHO! Gage endures, MJF shouts, Gage gets the ropes but there’s no ropebreaks or disqualifications!
Gage drags himself, Jericho can’t hold on while they’re in the ropes, and Jericho lets Gage go. Gage tumbles to the floor, Jericho goes out after him and gets Gage up. Jericho throws headlock punches on Gage’s scarred scalp. But Gage RAMS Jericho into a post! Gage goes around the way to look under the ring, and he brings out… LIGHT TUBES!! MJF says, “Here we go, boys!” But Jericho has Floyd the Baseball Bat! They both get in the ring, armed with their favorites, and Jericho waits on Gage to turn around to CRACK him in the ribs! And on the back! MJF protests but this isn’t cheating in a No Rules Match!
Jericho is bleeding from the forehead, he CLUBS Gage with it, but Gage catches him for an URENAGE BACKBREAKER! MJF is happy again as Gage gets the PIZZA CUTTER back! Fans fire up as Gage brings the cutter over to Jericho, and SLICES INTO THE FOREHEAD!!! Even MJF is shocked! Fans call Gage, “YOU SICK F***!” as AEW goes picture in picture.
Gage revels in the fans calling him out for being sick, and he kisses the cutter, before he SLICES JERICHO UP MORE!! Gage lets off because he wants this torture to last the rest of the night! Jericho crawls, Gage eggs the fans on, and he gets Jericho on ropes to SLICE HIM UP MORE!! Jericho can only flail until Gage lets off and CLUBS him down! Gage goes out to fetch a chair, and then another chair, and then another chair. Gage gets back in with these chairs, gets his light tubes, and he waits on Jericho to get up. Jericho headbutts low and throws forearms! Gage kicks Jericho down, gets a chair and presses it down on him, before an elbow drop!
Gage goes back out to look under the ring again. There’s no more chairs but he makes a ring crew guy help him find something. The ring crew guy gets a PANE OF GLASS! Gage SMACKS Jericho on the back with a chair, and AEW returns to single picture as Gage puts chairs together. Gage gets the glass onto the chairs to make a makeshift glass table. Gage drags Jericho to be under the glass, and goes up top! But Jericho gets up to CLUB Gage! MJF panics as Jericho lines up the shot! Jericho climbs up to the very top, rains down fists, MJF gets pissed, and then Jericho SUPER STEINERS Gage through the glass!!! Fans lose their minds as Gage writhes in pain!
MJF is stunned, he didn’t think Jericho would take it to this level. Jericho crawls and covers, TWO!! Gage wags his finger, he isn’t done yet! Jericho throws things out of the way, MJF vows Jericho loses, but Jericho SMACKS Gage with a chair. Gage shakes his head? Jericho runs in, but no Code Breaker! SPINEBUSTER on the glass shards! Gage gets his light tube again! And SMACKS one across Jericho’s back! MJF is so happy right now as Jericho takes a LIGHT TUBE HEADSHOT! Gage gets Jericho up to PILEDRIVER Jericho on glass shards! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho survives and Gage is upset, but not as much as MJF.
Gage gets another light tube and just breaks it on his knee! Gage has a jagged piece of the tube and JABS it into Jericho’s forehead again and again! Gage breaks another tube to DIG it into Jericho’s face!! Gage goes out to bring out MORE light tubes from under the ring! He’s got some four packs and fans can’t even imagine what Gage is up to with these. Gage brings the packs in, runs at Jericho, but Jericho SPITS MIST?! Where’d he get that from!? Jericho gets the four pack and SMASHES it on Gage’s head! JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, JERICHO WINS!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
MJF is pissed off all over again and ruins the celebration! “You gimps keep your mouths shut!” MJF tells Chris that as he sits there in more pain than he’s ever been in, listen to MJF. They both know Jericho can’t make it to wrestling MJF, Jericho’s a mess! Fans boo but MJF tells them to shut their mouths. Jericho won’t survive, especially not with what MJF has in store for Labour Number 3! MJF says the stipulation will be Jericho has to hit a move off the top rope to win. And as far as the opponent goes, unfortunately for Jericho, this guy’s known to hold a bit of a grudge. Roll tape.
Flashback to Dynamite, 11/13/19, Jericho said MJF looks like his parents “got horny while they were watching me beat up Juventud Guerrera 25 years ago on WCW Saturday Night, and nine months later, your little twerp ass popped out.” Who the hell is Juventud? Google it, kid. Back to the present, MJF says that was “one hell of a joke.” But unfortunately, MJF did google him! Labour Number 3 is against one of the greatest luchadors in pro-wrestling history, coming back to TNT after 15 years, all to face his oldest and most bitter rival! THE JUICE, JUVENTUD GUERRERA!! Fans go nuts at hearing that news, will Homecoming have the Juice to stop Jericho?
Wow, what a wild episode. First off, we didn’t get a lot of time on the No Rules Match but WOW everything that happened in it. It was like last week’s Texas Deathmatch, but condensed into the most brutal moments. It was natural for Jericho to make it through, but thinking about it, they should’ve tried to save this for a later labor. Unless they just couldn’t secure Juventud until now. I feel like they’re raising the bar so high, the fourth labor will be a letdown compared to these first three. Jericho will still find ways to win, so I can’t wait to see what top rope move Jericho dusts off to get the win.
Miro has a good promo going into the match he’ll definitely win against Lee Johnson, Britt had a good promo for herself, and Rosa of course beats Julia and I really hope they stay on track for an All Out match between Rosa and Britt. I am a little disappointed in how the story is going for The Elite and Hangman, though. I thought this was going to be the night where Hangman secures his shot for All Out, but that didn’t work out. We got great entrances from both teams, but I felt like that alone was why Dark Order should’ve won. Commentary made note that with Hangman out of the top five for now, Christian moving up, I almost dread that Christian gets his shot at All Out.
The Six Man of Christian & Jurassic Express VS HFO was very good, but I guess they’re trying to drag the feud out. Christian VS Blade is going to be good but I just feel like something is off in the pacing of this feud with Christian and Matt Hardy. FTR VS PNP was very good but it definitely seems Cash’s injury to his arm that was legit bleeding brought about a truncated version of the finish. Maybe these two teams go again and they’re all more careful with corner posts and bare skin. Cody getting jumped by Malakai was great stuff, as was Malakai striking down Fuego just because he could. Cody VS Malakai is going to be great, but again, I hope Malakai still stands tall.
Tanahashi having a message for the IWGP US Champion was a great surprise, but him throwing his hat in the ring definitely signaled to me that Archer was winning. Archer was still winning anyway, Hikuleo is promising but not at that level just yet. Getting to see Haku was great, though. But Moxley calling Tanahashi out was also pretty cool. It’d be a shame if Archer lost the title already but it just feels like Moxley VS Tanahashi is the big match for the title in the eyes of NJPW.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/1/23)
Dynamite is No Holds Barred!
Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?
Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?
- Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
- The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
- Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!
The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?
Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!
They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!
The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!
Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!
Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!
Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!
Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!
Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!
Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.
Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!
Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?
Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.
Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?
AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!
Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.
Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?
The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!
The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”
Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?
The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”
“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!
Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”
The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?
Backstage interview with Jack Perry.
Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?
Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!
Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?
The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.
Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!
Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!
Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!
Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!
Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall
Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”
Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.
And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?
The Elite speak.
Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.
“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.
So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!
Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?
Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!
In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?
The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!
Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.
Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!
Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.
Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!
Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!
Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!
Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!
Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall
Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!
Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?
Mogul Affiliates speak.
Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”
Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…
Backstage interview with LFI.
Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!
MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.
MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!
Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?
The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.
Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!
Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!
Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!
Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?
Backstage interview with Britt Baker.
Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.
Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?
AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!
The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?
The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!
Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.
Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.
Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!
Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.
Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!
Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”
Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!
Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!
Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?
This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.
Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.
Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.
We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.
It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.
The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.
And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)
Orlando stays Dark!
Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!
As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
- Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
- Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
- Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
- Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
- The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
- Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.
A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.
And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.
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