AEW returns to Daily’s Place for a blast from the past!
Before continuing the tour, AEW returns to Daily’s Place! And it’ll surely be rocking with the THIRD Labour of Jericho: JUVENTUD GUERRERA!
- The Third Labour of Jericho, Jericho Must Win with Top Rope Move: Chris Jericho VS Juventud Guerrera; Jericho wins and advances to the Fourth Labour.
- Six Man Tag: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston & Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Danny Garcia & 2.0; Moxley, Kingston & Darby win.
- Christian Cage VS The Blade w/ The Bunny; Christian wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Lee Johnson w/ Dustin Rhodes; Miro wins and retains the title.
- NWA Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: The Bunny VS Leyla Hirsch; Hirsch wins and will challenge Kamille for the title.
- Cody Rhodes VS Malakai Black; Malakai wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Third Labour of Jericho, Jericho Must Win with Top Rope Move: Chris Jericho VS Juventud Guerrera!
It’s a blast from the past for The Demo God as MJF brings one of Jericho’s biggest WCW rivals to AEW! And given the challenge of a top rope move for the win, will Jericho be able to put away the Juice? Or will Juvi get his revenge 20 years later?
Of course, MJF walks out to join commentary, but makes sure to rip up a fan’s sign just because it mocks him. The bell rings and Juventud goes right at Jericho! Juvi fires off haymakers, CHOPS, uppercuts and more CHOPS! Juvi whips Jericho corner to corner, runs in, but Jericho puts Juvi on the apron, only for Juvi to throw Jericho down by his hair! Juvi climbs, leaps, and FLYING RANAS! Jericho doesn’t go far but he lands hard, and Juvi CLOBBERS him! Juvi stalks Jericho, goes up the corner ahead of him, and leaps into another headscissors! Jericho staggers and Juvi clotheslines him out of the ring! MJF wants to talk about himself as Juvi goes up top.
Juvi LEAPS to CLOBBER Jericho and fans go nuts for that one! Juvi gets space, goes back after Jericho and puts him in the ring. Juvi climbs as Jericho stands and Juvi leaps for a missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Juvi keeps his cool and he gets Jericho up to scoop, but Jericho slips out. Juvi elbows Jericho, runs in but is put on the apron again. Jericho runs and RAMS Juvi off the apron! Fans fire up for Jericho as he goes out after Juvi. Jericho CHOPS Juvi in return, and again! Jericho follows Juvi around the way to smack off the timekeeper’s table! Jericho puts Juvi in the ring, climbs up top, and hits a CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Juvi escapes and MJF says that wasn’t gonna cut it anyway.
Jericho throws hands, CHOPS, and whips. Juvi kicks back, mule kicks, uppercuts and mule kicks again on repeat! Juvi runs but into double forearms from Jericho! MJF claims that’s a throat chop but Jericho runs, into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Juvi drags Jericho up. Juvi CHOPS, whips but Jericho sunset flips! Juvi rolls through, fakes the buzzsaw to BUZZSAW the second time! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Juvi wants the Rings of Saturn! Jericho endures and fans rally up. Jericho gets an arm free, punches and headbutts then gets free. Juvi CHOPS, then CHOPS Jericho in the corner.
Jericho sits down, Juvi goes corner to corner, but Jericho gets up to run him over! Jericho rallies with more shoulders, Juvi dodges to put Jericho on the apron. Jericho fakes Juvi out now to ROCK him with the second punch. Jericho climbs up again, and DOUBLE AX HANDLES! Cover, TWO!! MJF gets mad at Juvi, calling him a “Masked moron,” and then he calls Aubrey Edwards a floozy over her “fast count.” But then MJF denies saying any of that when Schiavone calls him on it. Jericho throws hands on Juvi, gets him up and back suplexes, but Juvi lands on his feet! Jericho still spins Juvi around for a Tiger BACKBREAKER!
Jericho covers, but Aubrey reminds him, Jericho can only win with top rope moves! Jericho sighs but he rains down fists. Jericho rips at Juvi’s mask! Fans are torn as Jericho keeps pulling! Juvi kicks Jericho away, gets up and fires up as Jericho stands. Jericho runs at Juvi in the corner but gets a flapjack to buckles! Juvi puts Jericho up top, climbs up to join him, rains down fists, then jumps up, but Jericho blocks the Super Steiner to get the WALLS OF JERICHO! And this is allowed to count, because they came off the top first! Juvi endures, Jericho sits deep, MJF calls the Jacksonville fans a bunch of fat seals, but Juvi gets the ROPEBREAK!
Jericho lets go, Juvi kicks back and wrenches to a facelock and SPIN OUT NECKBREAKER! PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” and just the first match of the night! Juvi gets up, runs, but into a kick! Jericho reels Juvi in, but Juvi turns bomb into DDT! Juvi gets Jericho back up to scoop, JUVI DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! MJF is losing his cool on commentary but fans rally up. Juvi rains down rights, runs, but into the JUDAS EFFECT! But Jericho can’t cover off this! Jericho hurries to get up top, Juvi stirs, FLYING JUDAS EFFECT!? Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (advances to the Fourth Labour)
MJF is fuming again, vowing that there’s no way Jericho makes it to the fifth! Wardlow attacks Jericho from behind! Wardlow digs his boots in at the corner, then drags Juvi up to punish him for failing MJF! F10!! Wardlow gets Jericho back up, has him on the top rope, and drapes him out for the CASUALTY OF WAR! MJF then says, “Oh no~. I’m so sorry, guys, did we ruin that moment for you?” Fans tell MJF he sucks, but MJF tells Jericho that if he thought he was every gonna be happy during these Labours, then Jericho’s as dumb “as every one of these scum sucking idiots here in the arena tonight.”
And if Jericho hasn’t figured it out, the Fourth Labour is a match against Wardlow! And the stipulation will be that there will be a special enforcer! It’ll be someone who will make sure this match is fair and square! The Salt of the Earth, who’s better than you and you know it: Maxwell Jacob Friedman! MJF is making himself the authority, but is this a sign that he’s getting desperate? Not to mention, scared of Jericho?
Backstage interview with the Lucha Brothers.
It was supposed to be Death Triangle in full but now PAC is missing. And Alex Abrahantes has exactly why Pac isn’t here. It’s convenient that Pac’s travel got cancelled, much like the Lucha Brothers before. And who do you think did that? Oh, well, Andrade El Idolo walks in right now! “Hey, kids, ninos. Where are my thank yous for the limousine last week?” Chavo Guerrero says they went through a lot of trouble to get them here on time last week. Thanks to El Idolo, you could be having first class airfare, limo service, all the steak, lobster and champagne you could want. It’s a pretty good offer, right? What do they say? Si or no?
They told you before. They don’t work for El Idolo or anyone. Penta fires up and rants in Spanish, but Alex calms him down, then translates, “Penta says, ‘No.‘” Death Triangle leaves but Chavo is convinced they’ll come around. What will it take for Death Triangle to get the message through Andrade’s head?
Backstage interview with The Dark Order.
Tony Schiavone notes last week’s loss to The Elite, and with that, no world title shots of any kind for them. John Silver says that was the biggest match of their lives and- Wait, Hangman Page pops in and says he’s just here to get a drink. But the Dark Order has him wait, and they ask why he hasn’t responded to their calls. Hangman was meant to be part of this interview. Hangman apologizes. He cost them their shots. They tell him it was all their faults, but Hangman says it’s on him. The problems with The Elite were problems Hangman created. He has to fix them. But they have his back!
No, he has to stop looking over his shoulder to know they’re there. He has to do this on his own. Maybe they should part ways. But they’re his friends! Yes, he knows, and he loves them all, but for now… It’s done. Done…? Hangman sulks off, and Evil Uno says they should give him his space. Will the Anxious Millennial Cowboy be able to find what he needs to get past The Elite on his own?
Six Man Tag: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston & Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Danny Garcia & 2.0!
Matt Lee, Jeff Parker and #RedDeath Danny Garcia called out some of the hardest hitters and craziest fighters in AEW to make a statement! But will they not like the response they’re going to get from the Maniac, the Mad King and the Relentless One?
The trios sort out, Darby and Danny tie right up! They break, circle, feel things out, and they tie up with knuckle locks. Darby rolls to get a headlock, Garcia powers out to a hammerlock and trips Darby to a cover. ONE, Garcia sweeps the legs to ghost pin, ONE! Darby jackknifes, TWO! Garcia kicks and uppercuts and then suplexes, but Darby lands on his feet to waistlock. Lee tags in off the O’Conner Roll, Darby gets sent into a forearm! Garcia kicks Darby, Lee gets him up for big forearms! Lee whips Darby corner to corner then runs in, but into boots! Darby leaps over, gets around, and Kingston tags in. Fans fire up for Eddie as he and Lee circle.
Lee shouts, “You wanna take a swing at me?!” then CHOPS Kingston! Kingston CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Then he runs in to knee Lee in the corner, and stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Kingston keeps going but the ref pulls him away. Moxley digs his fingers into Lee’s face! Moxley lets off before getting caught and Kingston CHOPS Lee again. Kingston whips, Lee reverses and Parker gets a cheap shot in. Parker avoids Kingston’s retaliation and Lee chop blocks a leg! Tag to Garcia and he stomps Kingston down as AEW goes picture in picture.
Garcia YANKS on a leg, covers, ONE! Garcia headlocks, Parker tags back in, and he drops a fist on Kingston. Parker stomps Kingston, scrapes his laces off Kingston’s face, then gets him up to bump him off buckles. Tag to Lee, and 2.0 mug Kingston. Lee CHOPS Kingston, and CHOPS, and Kingston just scowls at him. Lee ROCKS Kingston with a forearm, tags Garcia, and they mug Kingston, Garcia brings Kingston out to CHOP but Kingston CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Garcia kicks a leg out, runs and BOOTS Kingston down! Cover, TWO! Garcia anchors Kingston’s leg and tags in Parker, and Parker drops another fist!
Parker rains down right hands on Kingston’s head then gets Kingston up. Parker whips Kingston to a corner, tags Lee, and 2.0 whip to whip to forearm smash! Drop toehold to BOOYAH Elbow! Lee covers, TWO! Lee cover again, TWO! Lee tags Parker back in, hands off the facelock, and Parker cranks back. Kingston endures, reaches for his corner, but Parker gator rolls him away. Kingston fights up, fights free and CHOPS away on Parker! Parker ducks the Uraken as AEW returns to single picture, and DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES knock both men down! Fans fire up as Kingston and Parker crawl, Lee gets in but the ref stops him, only for Garcia to get in and KICK Kingston down!
The ref notices Garcia, he bails out, but Moxley CLOBBERS him on the outside! Moxley whips Garcia HARD into railing! Parker hurries to get Kingston up but Kingston throws him out! Lee checks on Parker, but both of them see Sting! Lee pushes Parker aside because he’s so excited to see The Icon in person! But he doesn’t see Darby building speed! Darby DIVES and takes Lee out! Darby gets Parker up and in, Kingston gets up and ENZIGURIS! Hot tags to Garcia and MOXLEY! Fans are thunderous as Moxley tosses Garcia out, clobbers 2.0, throws Parker back out then gets around Lee to SNAP GERMAN! Lee gets up into Moxley’s LARIAT! And X-PLEX!
Fans are fired up as Parker hits Moxley, but Moxley doesn’t flinch. URAKEN from Kingston! Garcia flies in, into a kick, and PARADIGM SHIFT! Tag to Darby and he’s up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby and team win!
Winners: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston & Darby Allin, by pinfall
Garcia and 2.0 might’ve bit off more than they could chew with these three! Will the new kids think a bit more before doing whatever they want?
AEW looks closer at Team Taz.
“Guys, where do we even begin?” Brian Cage says Taz didn’t bring him to AEW, The Machine was busting his ass for 15 years and got himself to AEW. But what Taz did do is cost him a world title match! But don’t worry, Taz has a great idea, a consolation prize in the FTW Championship. Ricky Starks says Cage is selfish. As the NEW FTW Champion, Starks will do bigger and better. He will not only outclass, outshine and outwork Cage, he’ll prove what a real champion is all about. Cage says he never wanted the FTW title, never asked to be Team Taz, never even asked to be with Taz himself! But Taz says Cage will find out it’s better to be with them than against them.
But being with them didn’t do anything for him! What Cage did to Starks’ little celebration was just the beginning of the destruction that he will bring! At the end of the day, who betta than Brian Cage? Nobody! Will nothing stop the Path of Cage now that he has nothing to lose?
The Elite goof off backstage.
Karl Anderson spins a basketball, and apparently the others are counting how long this has gone. 2012 for Mr. 2012! Then they play some hot potato with the ball and Nick Jackson makes a basket from behind the board! Gallows says if the Dark Order wants to fight the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championships next week, bring it! It’ll be the same ol’ recipe: Magic Killer, 1-2-3, and two more sweet ass robes for them! Anderson likes robes! Nick then says, “After last week, I have to beg the question to the AEW Tag Division. What, is there no one else?” Is that from Troy? Shut up, Brandon, but yes it is.
Matt has an answer: There is NO ONE left. The Elite has proven they are collectively the greatest group of champions in this business, “and they’re gonna have to retire our dang jerseys up high in the rafters, because they’re gonna have to bury us with these belts.” Matt passes the ball to Kenny Omega but Cutler intercepts and tries to go on his own little monologue. They stop him and let Omega take it. Hangman, old buddy, you sure had the crowd rooting for you. But not matter how many shots he took in that match, as Omega makes a shot with the ball, no matter how many times Hangman had The Elite reeling, when it came down to the game winner, the buzzer beater, BRICK.
Hangman blew it and now he has no friends, no title opportunity, and the people don’t have a main event. Omega would feel bad, but he doesn’t. There’s only one thing left to do, and Cutler climbs a ladder to cut down the net. Nick caws like a bird and Omega says, “C is for cookie, mother fathers, and that’s good enough for me!” What time is it? GAME TIME! But will there be challengers who defy the arrogance of The Elite and challenge them for All Out?
Christian Cage VS The Blade w/ The Bunny!
Captain Charisma’s feud with Big Money Matt’s Hardy Family Office continues! Hardy’s most vicious mercenary got Christian with a brass knuckle cheap shot last week, will he get even with the Killswitch?
Blade doesn’t even get down the ramp as Christian rushes him! Christian fires off hands, throws Blade into the ring, and then the bell rings. Blade knees low, CLUBS Christian then rips up Christian’s shirt! Blade wipes the sweat from his brow with the shirt, then prepares it like a garrote! Christian avoids the shirt attack to kick and kick, and then use his shirt to CLOBBER Blade! Christian rains down fists, Blade bails out, but Christian hurries after him. They go around the way, Bunny blocks Christian’s path, and Blade gets around, only for Christian to sense it and DECK him! Christian whips Blade into railing and fans fire up!
Christian puts Blade in the ring, shoulders in and climbs up top. But Bunny grabs at Christian’s foot! So here comes LEYLA HIRSCH! She and Bunny are going to fight it out later, but Leyla figures why wait? They brawl up the ramp as Blade drags Christian out on the rope. Christian slips out and around to REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Christian keeps his cool, whips Blade to ropes but Blade reverses to kick low. Blade suplexes to hang Christian out to dry! Christian flops down and fans boo The Blade as he stomps Christian down. Fans rally up for Christian as AEW goes picture in picture.
Blade scowls and gets Christian back up to suplex again. He again hangs Christian out to dry, and grins as Christian flops back down. Blade stalks Christian to ropes and digs his knee into Christian’s head! The ref counts, Blade lets off and then eggs Christian on. Blade stomps Christian and digs a knee into Christian’s back while putting on a chinlock. Christian endures and fights the hold, so Blade shifts to a rear bearhug. Christian still endures, fights his way up, pries at the hold and elbows Blade! Then ROCKS him with an uppercut! Christian runs, ducks and dodges, but gets a kitchen sink knee! Blade is still in control as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Blade stands on Christian’s face and flexes. Blade kicks Christian to the corner, stomps him over and over, but lets off as the ref pulls him back. Blade pushes past the ref to fire off hands on Christian then dig his knee in! The ref gets Blade to back off again, Blade runs back in, but Christian evades and POSTS him! Blade flops out of the ring, fans fire up and Christian climbs the corner! Christian LEAPS to take down Blade! Fans chant, “YOU STILL GOT IT!” as Christian gets up again. Blade flounders about, gets in the ring, and the two stand. Christian and Blade stagger into each other, and the hands start flying! Christian ducks to fire off uppercuts until Blade falls over!
Christian gets Blade in a corner, climbs up, and he rains down fists! The fans count all the way to 10, then 15! Christian hops off, Blade tries to get out through ropes but Christian kicks those ropes to get him low! Christian has Blade on ropes and stands on him for a choke! Then slingshots to uppercut! Christian gets back in, mule kicks Blade and goes up to FLYING SUNSET FLIP! Cover, TWO! Christian stays fired up, goes back up and leaps, flying uppercut! Blade gets up again, Christian reels him in to hook the arms, but Blade pushes out of the Killswitch. Christian back elbows from the corner, climbs up again and reels Blade in for a TORNADO-
NO! Blade tosses Christian and then runs in, but Christian avoids the boot! Only to run into a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Blade is furious but he gets Christian up. Suplex to GOURD BUSTER! Running KICK to the side! Then Blade goes after a buckle pad?! The ref stops him from undoing it, but Blade gets his bag of tricks! The brass knuckles! But Christian SPEARS Blade first! Cover, Christian wins!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall
Still undefeated in AEW and Captain Charisma is still the number two contender! Will this lead him to becoming the contender to the AEW World Championship?
AEW looks back at last week’s match, FTR VS Santana & Ortiz.
Santana says, “When you got to war, you gotta come to the realization of two possibilities: one, you’re gonna shed blood; two, y’all may not make it out alive.” Ortiz says that no matter the outcome in North Carolina, they were gonna leave scars on FTR. It happened, as Cash Wheeler knows very well. Dax Harwood says he almost saw his best friend die, as Cash’s forearm was ripped open and blood came pouring out! “This shit ain’t worth it.” But it is worth it to have one last match with Proud ‘n’ Powerful, because they caused Dax’s best friend to be in a pool of his own blood, suffering all week physically and mentally, wondering if he was ever coming back! But if death couldn’t stop Cash, what can Santana & Ortiz do? Ortiz shouts, “This is far from over!” But then, how does it end?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
He is honored to introduce the AEW Women’s World Champion, Britt Baker, DMD! Britt walks out with Rebel following behind and they join Schiavone in the ring. He knows she’s excited about Pittsburgh next week, but she has to be excited for the reception here as part of Homecoming. Britt says if he’ll recall, it was right here in Jacksonville, Double or Nothing 2021, that she became THE AEW Women’s World Champion! But before she can continue, Red Velvet interrupts! The Chef goes right to the ring and Schiavone says this is the champion’s time. What business does Velvet have here?
Velvet says that first off, red is NOT Britt’s color. And she’s here because she wants a piece of D M D. She gives Britt a nudge, and Britt says she’s happy “Red” came out to join them. Because remember what happened between them right here in Jacksonville? Britt beat Velvet’s ass in three minutes! So whatever challenge her eager little heart desires, she’s got it? Oh, is that the best Britt’s got? She feels so~ good beating Velvet when she was just “enhancement talent,” like that proves something? Things have changed, “sweetheart,” and now Velvet’s record is 22-4 with seven straight wins, and she didn’t have to cheat to get them!
Britt frowns and says that’s impressive, but Britt’s also a very different wrestler now. She’s Britt Baker, DMD, THE AEW Women’s World Champion! But Velvet made her case and has her title shot! Assuming Tony Khan approves, which he will, because Britt’s the golden girl. And they’ll do it on a big stage, just to see if Velvet can hang. It’ll be the PREMIERE of AEW Rampage, Pittsburgh, PA, next Friday! Britt then offers a handshake, but Velvet kicks it away! And then Rebel swings her crutch! Velvet was ready, though, and she ducks it! Velvet then kicks Rebel down, snatches the crutch, only for Britt to kick her down and CURB STOMP her!
Britt digs the crutch into Velvet’s face to add insult to injury, but lets off to hold up her title. Will she still be holding the gold as AEW does it big in #Brittsburgh?
Backstage interview with Andrade El Idolo.
Dasha points out the Lucha Brothers rejecting his job offers, but he’s still requested this time to speak. Chavo jumps in and says that while the Lucha Brothers said they won’t work for Andrade, no worries because Chavo found someone who will. It’s Fuego Del Sol! And Chavo tells young Fuego that he has something special for him. Andrade needs him to shine his shoes. His shoes…? Yes, his shoes. But that’s not the job Chavo told him! Well things change, and they need someone to shine his shoes right now. Andrade emphasizes the “now” part. But when Fuego hesitates, Andrade KNEES him low and throws him into the door! And again! And stomps him down!
Chavo says this should be Pac right here! Chavo tells Fuego to do the job he is given! And he tells the Lucha Bros that if they keep working for Pac, they will never be champions! Will this only prove to Lucha Brothers that something needs to be done about El Idolo’s ego?
Schiavone is back in the ring.
He already has Hangman Page out there with him, and notes that Hangman got away before he could really be asked any questions. Could Hangman clarify what was going through his mind? Well- But then the Elite come out, with Matt going, “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” Also Anderson is back to spinning the ball. Hangman tells them that he’s actually glad to see them. There’s something he’s needed to say to them for some time. Omega joins the Bucks at the front as Hangman says he’s needed to clear this up for awhile. Omega wants Hangman to wait a moment as they get in the ring.
So, Hanger, Omega sees what’s going on here. He’s trying to make new friends, find some self worth, and take Omega’s title. And correct Omega if he’s wrong, but this is a plea to rejoin The Elite. That is the last thing he’d ever do. Well considering all his recent failures, it just seems that Hangman shares a lot in common with these people: “You’re a tryhard.” Omega says The Elite have stayed up, late at night, thinking about maybe forgiving Hangman’s sins, vices and personal demons. But then, as Omega thinks about what the Elite was and what they are now, Hangman no longer fits the bill.
Look Omega in the eyes as he says this: Cowboy or not, the Elite does not have any losers in the group. No failures, no second fiddles, no- Hangman DECKS Omega! The rest of the Elite goes after him! They stomp and punch Hangman, get him up and hit MAGIC KILLER! Who does he think he is, huh!? Get him again! But the Dark Order is here! Wait, wait, Uno and Stu stop Angels and Silver from getting in!? Uno and Stu are trying to honor what Hangman said before, and Omega is laughing at them! The Dark Order leaves, and the Young Bucks hit a B T E TRIGGER! And ANOTHER! And ANOTHER!! Omega doesn’t want this to stop, he’s having fun!
But then FRANKIE KAZARIAN rushes out! He’s not Dark Order, he’s ELITE HUNTER, so he doesn’t have to stop! Kaz CLOBBERS Gallows, throws out Anderson, fires off on Omega, but gets mugged by the Bucks! Omega has the Bucks throw Kaz out and Anderson whips Kaz into Gallows’ BOOT! Omega says he’s pissed off now! But all these flashes from the past, he’s also getting a little sentimental. So Omega will give Hangman one last good look at the thing he’ll never have, the AEW World Championship! BELT SHOT!! The Elite gloat as they stand over Hangman, all their belts in the air. Will no one ever be able to dethrone them?
AEW hears from American Top Team’s Dan Lambert.
“Do you know what hurts more than a 6’8″ Murderhawk giving you an elbow to the face and then a Blackout? The truth! Put on your big boy britches next week, because I’m gonna finish that truth. And I’m bringing back-up.” Sounds like Lambert and American Top Team are returning to AEW! Will he get to finish running down the product? Or will he just get run over by Lance Archer?
AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Lee Johnson w/ Dustin Rhodes!
The Redeemer, God’s Favorite Champion, and one of the most brutal champions already in AEW history, vows that Big Shotty has no chance of surviving this match. Miro says holding the TNT title is his divine right, and no one will change that! But can Johnson prove God doesn’t choose favorites, and that all reigns come to an end?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and both providence and fighting spirits will be tested!
Miro and Johnson circle slowly, then Johnson rushes in, only for Miro to CLOBBER him! Miro nods, drags Johnson up and DECKS him! And again! And then stomps him around. Miro puts Johnson in a corner, RAMS his shoulder in again and again, then brings Johnson out to EuroUpper him down. Fans rally and duel as Miro looms over Johnson. Johnson throws body shots but Miro just eggs him on. Johnson keeps throwing hands but Miro DECKS him! Miro whips Johnson to a corner, Johnson goes up but Miro catches him! Johnson fights free and kicks Miro’s leg! Johnson fires off haymakers, but Miro doesn’t flinch! Miro throws Johnson through the ropes but Johnson stays on the apron.
Miro storms over, into a GAMANGIRI! Miro just scowls so Johnson GAMANGIRIS again! Miro staggers, Johnson gets in the corner and boots back! Johnson hops up, leaps, but Miro catches him again for a SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Miro scowls and shouts, “GAME! OVAAA!” Stomp but Johnson scrambles away! Miro chuckles as it was that close, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Dustin coaches Johnson but Miro goes out after him. Johnson CHOPS but Miro eggs him on. Johnson CHOPS more and more but Miro CHOPS him off his feet! Miro snarls and scowls and drags Johnson up to bearhug and OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Miro goes into the ring to soak up all the cheers and jeers. Then he goes back out, runs off Dustin, and gets Johnson back up. Miro RAMS Johnson into railing! Miro drags Johnson up while shouting at the camera, then he DECKS Johnson with a forearm. Miro puts Johnson in the ring, wanting to finish this definitively. Johnson flounders up but Miro drags him to the corner to again shout at the cameras.
The ref counts, Miro lets off at 4 and still shouts at the camera. Miro looms over Johnson, encouraging fan to get loud. Johnson chops from below but they do nothing. Miro CLUBS Johnson right down! Miro gets Johnson up, whips but Johnson kicks back! Johnson runs but into a bearhug! Miro thrashes Johnson around as AEW returns to single picture and fans rally up as Johnson endures! Johnson throws elbows, Miro let shim free and dares him to keep going. Johnson chops and chops and throws hands, but Miro whips him to pop him up, only for Johnson to DDT! But Miro gets right up!? Wait, he’s staggered! Johnson KICKS the leg, throws hands, and fans fire up!
Johnson dropkicks Miro and Miro staggers! Johnson dropkicks a leg out, Miro gets up but Johnson dropkicks him out of the ring! Johnson builds speed to DIVE! Miro is sent into barriers and Johnson keeps going, to DIVE again! That’s two, Johnson wants the hat trick! Johnson runs and FLIES! Direct hit, Miro tries to stay up but they both fall over! Johnson is back up as Miro gets into the ring. Johnson climbs up, leaps, and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!! Miro is getting mad and Johnson is shocked! But fans rally up and Johnson gets up. Johnson runs in to clothesline but Miro stays up. Johnson kicks a leg, then clotheslines again!
Miro’s still up so Johnson runs, but Miro gets around to waistlock, spin and GERMAN SUPELX! But Johnson lands on his feet to SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK!! Miro is wobbling as Johnson hits a FOURTH SUPERKICK! Miro blocks the fifth to put Johnson in a corner! Miro runs in but Johnson dodges! Miro staggers back, Johnson hits another SUPERKICK!! Miro is down!! Johnson’s already done what no one in AEW has! Johnson climbs up top, leaps, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Miro still has so much power to get out of that! Fans are thunderous as Johnson fires himself up!
Johnson gets Miro up but Miro grabs Johnson’s beard. Johnson clubs Miro’s arms to break free, and he ENZIGURIS! Miro wobbles, Johnson fireman’s carries, but Miro slips off! Miro shoves and hits a BEST KICK! Miro’s rage is boiling up and fans are fired up with him! “GAME! OVAAAAA!” Stomp and camel clutch! DEEP STRETCH! Johnson is OUT, Miro wins!!
Winner: Miro, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)
Miro lets Johnson go quickly to pat Johnson on his head and “forgive” him. But undefeated, undaunted, and still champion, will anyone stop Miro’s divinely ordained reign?
The AEW Rampage announce team is revealed!
Excalibur and Taz will be joined by Chris Jericho and Mark Henry to call the action AEW will bring every Friday!
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
Schiavone is with Captain Charisma and notes he is still undefeated in AEW. Tony Khan has done the rankings and now Christian Cage is number one contender! Christian thanks Schiavone for that news, and he says he’d be lying if that didn’t feel good. Leyla Hirsch kept The Bunny at bay, will Christian return the favor to keep The Blade from interfering? Christian appreciated Leyla’s help, so he did offer it, but she said, “Thank you for being a friend~.” Okay, she didn’t sing, but she did say thanks, she already has a friend. She has best friends to help her.
As for being new #1 contender, Christian said it from the start that he didn’t just come here to slap his chest, look for his Peeps, and have some feel good moments. He’s back to take back what was taken from him seven years ago. He came back to cement his legacy and win championships. Next week, he’ll be in Pittsburgh, for Dynamite and Rampage, and he’s known to stir up some trouble. But he’s not just good at it, either. He’s… Hmm, what’s better than good? Oh, he’s got it: “I’m elite.” A subtle hint at what Christian has in mind, will he be able to stir up a whole lot of trouble next week?
NWA Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Leyla Hirsch w/ The Best Friends!
It isn’t just The Blade but Private Party and The Hybrid2 accompanying Allie to the ring. But #LEGIT Leyla wasn’t lying, she has Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Kris Statlander and Wheeler Yuta backing her up! With things even outside the ring, will Bunny fare all that well inside the ring?
The bell rings, the two get face to face, and Bunny shoves Leyla. Leyla fires off forearms, Bunny hits back but Leyla gets an arm to give it a CODE BREAKER! Leyla wants her armbar but Bunny bails out! So Leyla DIVES out after her! And she gives a thumbs up to Cassidy! Leyla gets Bunny up and in, gets the arm to hammerlock and RAM Bunny into buckles! And then she drags Bunny down, wanting a Fujiwara Armbar! Bunny resists so Leyla shifts grip to wrench the arm and top wristlock! Bunny pulls hair but the ref reprimands and counts. They end up on ropes, the ref gets between them, and Bunny storms up to Leyla, only to get a back elbow!
Leyla kicks, Bunny blocks and puts the leg in ropes, for a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans boo Bunny as she drags Leyla up and throws her out! Bunny snarls while Leyla drags herself back up. Bunny goes out to run and SHOTGUN Leyla into barriers! The HFO applauds, but NWA Women’s World Champion, Kamille, is in the front row! She plays dumb as she asks Bunny, “Oh, is this what you’re after?” She motions to the title belt around her waist, and Bunny smirks. Bunny gets Leyla up, puts her in the ring, and stomps her down as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny gets Leyla up, bumps her off buckles, then CHOPS her! And CHOPS! And laughs, and CHOPS again! Leyla gets around to get the arm around ropes and HOTSHOT it! Bunny staggers away, Leyla storms after her, but Bunny BOOTS her down! Bunny covers, TWO! Leyla gets to ropes, Bunny stalks up behind her and has the arms, motorcycle stretch STOMP into the corner! Leyla sits back up, Bunny gets her arms again, and STOMPS her in again! Bunny grins as she paces around, then sets Leyla up for a corner to corner SLIDING FOREARM! Bunny laughs like a hyena again as she covers, TWO! Leyla is still in this, and Bunny is getting mad.
Bunny stomps Leyla, CLUBS her, but Leyla ROCKS Bunny with forearms! Bunny knees low, runs and knee lifts Leyla down! Bunny covers again, TWO! Leyla shakes her head, but Bunny KNEES her down! Bunny stomps Leyla, goes to a corner, climbs up top, but Leyla hits her with an uppercut! Leyla climbs up, fires off hands, Bunny hits back, but Leyla gets Bunny up for a SUPERPLEX! Both women are down but fans fire up! Wait, Nyla Rose has appeared in the front row, too. Perhaps the Native Beast is just as interested in the NWA Women’s title. Statlander looks over at Nyla and Nyla asks her what’s the problem.
Leyla and Bunny sit up, Leyla throws a forearm! Bunny forearms back, they bralw on their knees! They stand up and Leyla gets an edge, but Bunny knees low! Bunny pushes Leyla around, but Leyla just gets mad! Leyla digs her forehead into Bunny’s collarbone, they shove each other, and Bunny rushes in, only for Leyla to get her with a GERMAN! Bunny flounders into another GERMAN! Leyla runs and foreamrs Bunny in the corner, then runs to METEORA! And swings to DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! CROSS ARMBREAKER!! Bunny clasps hands, rolls it to a cover, TWO! Leyla shoots in to get the leg, trip her up, and KNEE Bunny down!
Leyla isn’t done there, she spins Bunny around and runs, to go up and up and MOONSAULT! But BUnny evades! SUPERKICK, fireman’s carry, RUNNING DEATH VALLEY! Cover, TWO!! Bunny is furious and slapping herself over that near victory! Bunny gets Leyla up, dragon sleeper, but Leyla slips around to drag her down, ARMBAR!! Bunny uses her leg to hook and kick, but Leyla shrugs that off to keep the grip! Bunny moves, Leyla transitions for leverage, and pulls the hands apart! ARMBAR!! Bunny taps, Leyla wins!!
Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission (NEW #1 contender to the NWA Women’s World Championship)
That armbar is still too legit, and Bunny had to quit! Kamille goes to the ring and welcomes Leyla to try and take the title. The size difference makes this a David VS Goliath story, but will that mean #LEGIT Leyla will topple the powerful giant?
Mark Sterling and Jade Cargill speak.
A lot of people have been asking why Jade hasn’t been wrestling, but Mark will be honest, they’ve been busy! They’ve been diversifying the portfolio, connecting with top brands like Shop AEW, wineries, news agencies, and of course interested parties in Hollywood. They made #JadeBrand so successful, they’re back and ready to wrestle. Jade does whatever she wants, and her big return match will be Dark: Elevation. That is perfect, because the sky is the limit for #ThatBitch.
AEW has the card for next week’s Dynamite.
After that tense stand-off between them, the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien and the Native Beast will be going 1v1! And just as the Good Brothers offered, the Impact Tag Team Championships will be on the line in AEW as they take on Evil Uno & Stu Grayson! Will the Dark Order be able to shift from one title chase to another?
Cody Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Malakai Black!
The American Nightmare caught the evil eye of The Dark Father, and must fight to stay alive as an in-ring competitor! But the House of Black shows no mercy, will Malakai put “the tired horse” out to pasture?
AEW returns as Cody makes his entrance. He gives his weight belt to some young fans at ringside, fires up as he gets in the ring, and only now does Malakai move. The bell rings, fans are thunderous already, and Cody takes a moment to soak it all in. Then he and Malakai tie right up, Cody waistlocks but Malakai switches, and he shoves Cody away just to mess with him. They circle, go again, and Cody gets a leg. They end up on ropes, the ref calls for the break, Cody lets Malakai go and Malakai KICKS him in the leg! Cody hobbles but he elbows back! Cody waistlocks, Malakai switches and lifts but Cody elbows free. Cody’s leg jams a bit as he lands on his feet, and Malakai shoots in!
Malakai gets Cody down and wants a kneebar but Cody moves around and looks to turn this into a Figure Four! Malakai rakes Cody’s eyes! Malakai fires off strikes against the ropes, gets the leg, but Cody ENZIGURIS! Malakai drops to a knee, Cody gets up but Malakai sweeps the legs! Malakai rolls Cody to a HALF CRAB! Malakai has the leg going sideways as he sits deep! Cody endures, fights towards ropes, and Cody gets ropes! The ref counts, Malakai lets go at 4, and fans are still fired up as Malakai watches Cody drag himself up. Malakai is almost salivating, then he runs at Cody, but Cody gets around to dragon sleeper! But Malakai knees free!
Cody goes to the apron, Malakai rushes over but Cody ROCKS him with a haymaker! Cody goes up top, steadies himself, but Malakai steps up to KNEE Cody! Cody flies off and crashes through the timekeeper’s table!! Fans lose their minds and medics check Cody in the wreckage. Malakai wants the count out and the ref begins. “This is Awesome!” as Cody drags himself up and Malakai sits in the center of the ring. Cody gets a little closer to the ring at 7 of 10, is still down at 8, but springs to life and gets in at 9.5! Malakai is annoyed, but he waits for Cody to stand. Cody staggers, hops on one leg, into the BLACK MASS!! Cody is down and Malakai stands on him for the cover, Malakai wins!!
Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall
Daily’s Place erupts as The American Nightmare has been devastated! Malakai just shrugs, because he said this would happen and no one wanted to believe him. Medics check on Cody again, and Schiavone goes to the ring. Crutches are brought to the ring and Schiavone hopes Cody can get to his feet. Schiavone recaps what just happened, but gives Cody time to compose himself. “Legacy is a funny thing. When I got into wrestling when I was 15, I was a referee. All I wanted to do was win back the title they took from my daddy in The Garden. And God, that was the goal then, but goals change. Time flies, I’ve had so much fun.”
Cody works to get up and Schiavone helps steady him. Cody gets to his feet, some fans already start singing, “Hey hey hey, good-bye~!” Cody thanks Schiavone for the help, and continues where he left off. “An unprecedented thing happened. I fired them and they didn’t fire me, and I didn’t know what was gonna happen. I met Matt, Nick, and Kenny. Believe it or not, folks, three years ago, people were laughing at us when we said we were gonna be a revolution. They literally did, some of them.” The fans chant “A E DUB!” for Cody as he says now, it’s commonplace that this is destination viewing, not just an alternative. They ARE competition, and they set the table!
Now, new people can eat. For three years, Cody’s face has been on everything, he is so lucky to be the one waving the banner. And sure, maybe some outside interests came his way, maybe there was infighting among the EVP’s, but the truth is, he still loves those guys and will be forever tethered to them. But with all respect to the name, “Daily’s Place,” to Cody, it is the AEW Amphitheatre. Fans like the sound of that! Cody continues to say there is no better place than here, and no better time than now, as Cody says this with absolutely no bitterness in his heart. He thanks the fans so much, loves them so much, they have made his life incredibly special.
Cody goes back to kneeling, to undo his boots?! Fans don’t want this but Cody takes one boot off, then starts on the other! But Malakai is back to SMACK Cody with the crutch?! The House of Black is merciless, and he snatches the one boot Cody took off! Is that going to be Malakai’s trophy for ending the American Nightmare?!
What an awesome episode! I was surprised the Labours of Jericho opened the night, but seeing what we got for the main event tonight made it make sense. Jericho and Juvi had a great match, and I’m surprised a flying Judas Effect didn’t come to Jericho before. Wardlow being the next opponent makes sense, and I honestly expected it sooner than fourth, but of course MJF is going to add himself to things. He’ll definitely try and screw Jericho over but there’s a good chance he’ll fail so that we’ll get the Fifth Labour. We got good stuff from Lucha Brothers and Andrade, especially Andrade making an example out of poor Fuego.
We also got great stuff from The Dark Order, Hangman and The Elite. It all seemed a bit fast, going from Hangman wanting time apart to The Elite getting in his face and the Dark Order arguing with each other over helping him. Hangman’s story had perfect pacing until AEW changed plans, but they can still make up for it as AEW Dynamite enters year three this Fall. Also, bringing the Impact Tag titles into the AEW ring is an interesting move, but I suppose it’s because Uno & Stu can’t travel to the Impact Zone since Impact records episodes in handfuls at a time. For that same reason, the Good Brothers will retain, but it’ll be a great match all the same.
We got a great Six Man Tag, Danny Garcia and 2.0 (formerly Ever-Rise in the WWE) had a great AEW debut, but Moxley, Kingston and Darby had a great win. They make quite the trio themselves, so this was a great moment for AEW and the fans to see them working together. We also got a pretty good segment from Team Taz and Brian Cage, though it just feels like Cage might’ve been trying to spin things a little too much. Either way, the rematch for Cage VS Starks is going to be really good. I don’t say “title rematch” because as Cage said in his promo, it feels like he doesn’t want the title anymore and is going to move on to other gold.
Miro VS Johnson was exactly as I hoped: it was an awesome match with a great showing from Johnson, but in the end, Miro wins out. Miro rolls on and could take on anyone, and I almost thought they were going to set up Miro VS Dustin at the end there. That’d be a great match, honestly. Dan Lambert saying he’d be back to finish telling “the truth” is a great way to say he’s coming back to kayfabe hate on AEW. And it will surely set up AEW’s first wrestling-MMA crossover match, Lance Archer VS an American Top Team fighter. Then we got a very good match out of Christian and The Blade, and it’s clear that the plans have switched from Omega VS Hangman at All Out to Omega VS Christian.
I also liked the tie-in to Bunny VS Leyla that we got out of Christian VS Blade, and Bunny VS Leyla was a great match. A nice surprise seeing Kamille ringside, but Nyla being there was just awkward. I guess they couldn’t find a better way to get Nyla VS Statlander to happen, other than I dunno, just making it happen? Isn’t that just how stuff can happen in wrestling? It’ll still be a real good match, this just seemed one of the clunkier moves by AEW. We got a good promo from Sterling and Jade, and while I thought her in-ring return would be her first loss, that’s not happening if she returns on Dark: Elevation, so it’s a missed opportunity really.
Malakai Black’s entrance was awesome stuff, and Cody VS Malakai was just as it should’ve been, too. Malakai was aggressive, turned things around every time Cody got going, and in the end, the Black Mass is so powerful. The fans loved it, I loved it, Cody did a great job selling the finish because honestly, that heel kick would rattle anyone and everyone it hits. Cody got really heartfelt with his promo, and then Malakai makes sure he doubles down on Heel Heat by attacking Cody as he’s essentially announcing retirement. Though, what heat does he have when the fans were still eating it up? He is both top Heel and top guy and it only took a month!
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (10/5/22)
Happy Dynamite Anniversary!
AEW Dynamite starts on Year 4!
AEW celebrates the Dynamite Anniversary in a big, BIG way! Perhaps biggest of all, Daniel Garcia teams with Bryan Danielson to take on Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara!
- MJF VS Wheeler Yuta; MJF wins.
- Darby Allin VS Jay Lethal; Darby wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Wardlow VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana; Wardlow wins and retains the title.
- Six Woman Tag: Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale & Athena w/ Saraya VS Jamie Hayter, Serena Deeb & Penelope Ford w/ Britt Baker; Storm, Nightingale & Athena win.
- Hangman Page VS Rush w/ Jose; Hangman wins.
- Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage VS Fuego Del Sol; Luchasaurus wins.
- Daniel Garcia & Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara; Jericho & Guevara win.
PLAY BY PLAY
MJF VS Wheeler Yuta!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman is poised to go after the AEW World Championship whenever he wants, but he may have gone and upset the wrong one. The Blackpool Combat Club’s Decoder looks to prove MJF is not better than anyone, but will that be the case? Or will the Devil of AEW have another trick up his sleeve?
The bell rings and Yuta dares MJF to make a move. Fans rally behind Yuta and MJF is upset. MJF approaches, but then dodges Yuta to strut. MJF dusts himself off as fans duel, and then MJF and Yuta tie up. MJF pulls Yuta’s hair and pushes him backward into a corner. The ref counts, MJF lets off slowly, but Yuta avoids the sucker punch to ROCK MJF over and over! Yuta stomps away, throws haymakers, then whips corner to corner. MJF reverses, Yuta goes up and over and arm-drags MJF around! Yuta fakes MJF out on the third to do his own strut! Fans cheer, MJF rushes in but into a DROPKICK!
Yuta wrenches MJF around into an OLYMPIC SLAM! Fans fire up as Yuta climbs a corner! But MJF slow rolls away to the far corner. Yuta hops down, storms up but MJF uses ropes as a defense. Yuta pushes past the ref but MJF YANKS him into the buckles! MJF stomps away now, but lets off as the ref counts. MJF scowls while fans duel and MJF drags Yuta up. MJF whips corner to corner to WRING Yuta out into the buckles! MJF then soaks up the cheers and jeers. MJF mocks a fan in the crowd then goes back to Yuta. MJF CLAWS Yuta’s back, then KNEES Yuta in the back. MJF clamps on a chinlock but Yuta endures.
Fans rally and Yuta pries at the hold. Yuta fights up, throws body shots, then an elbow. Yuta waistlocks but MJF mule kicks a knee. Yuta JAWBREAKERS back! Yuta runs but MJF scoops for a BACKBREAKER to a gut wrench and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans duel while MJF argues the count. The ref defends that two is two as AEW goes picture in picture.
MJF CHOKES Yuta! The ref reprimands but MJF lets off. Yuta sit sup and gets to ropes. MJF CHOKES Yuta on the ropes! The ref counts, MJF lets off again, and Yuta sputters to a corner. MJF drags Yuta up, whips him corner to corner, and MJF back drops Yuta! MJF poses and fans duel, but then MJF tells them all “Up yours!” MJF whips Yuta to ropes, and he back drops Yuta again! MJF paces around, scowls at the fans, then he drags Yuta up in a corner. MJF whips corner to corner hard and Yuta bounces off the buckles. The ref checks but Yuta refuses to stop here. MJF whips Yuta hard into the other corner!
Yuta falls to the mat again while MJF tells DC off. MJF then storms over to Yuta and digs his boot in at the corner. The ref counts, MJF lets off at 4, and then he drags Yuta up. Yuta ROCKS MJF! And again! And again! Yuta fires off forearm after forearm, but then MJF throws Yuta down by his hair! The ref reprimands but MJF scowls again. MJF drags Yuta up again, bumps him off buckles, stares down the fans again, then he wrenches Yuta to whip corner to corner. Yuta reverses as Dynamite returns to single picture and MJF hits buckles hard! Both men are down, a standing count begins, and fans rally up.
MJF stands and he storms over, but Yuta cradles! TWO! MJF kicks low, whips Yuta to ropes, but Yuta kicks back! Yuta waistlocks, MJF flails and grabs the ropes. Yuta drags MJF from the ropes, and he avoids MJF stomping his feet! And again, and again! MJF elbows free, whips Yuta, but Yuta rewinds and gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Yuta holds on and drags MJF back up, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Yuta drags MJF up again, for the THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! #SuplexYuta drags MJF up again, for a FOURTH GERMAN! Fans fire up as Yuta kips up! Yuta roars and he hurries to a corner.
Yuta goes up top, but MJF rolls away again. Fans are torn but Yuta runs in this time, but into an elbow! MJF goes up and DOUBLE STOMPS Yuta’s arm! MJF grabs the bad arm, but Yuta switches around to waistlock! MJF fights the German, slips an arm in and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips, Yuta ducks ‘n’ dodges to whip, but MJF blocks. MJF whips, dodges, but Yuta jumps! MJF blocks the rana into a POWER BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Yuta survives the powerbomb backbreaker fusion and MJF is beside himself! Fans rally and William Regal criticizes MJF for sulking rather than pouncing.
MJF kicks Yuta and slaps him around. Fans duel as Yuta eggs MJF on. MJF slaps so Yuta SLAPS! And ROCSK! And CHOPS! And repeat! ROLLING- NO, MJF kicks first, but Yuta blocks it! But then MJF pokes Yuta in the eye! The ref reprimands but MJF runs, into Yuta’s ENZIGURI! MJF wobbles and sits back and fans fire up with Yuta. Yuta shakes out his bad arm, CLAWS MJF’s face, then stands him up to CHOP! Yuta whips, MJF sunset flips, TWO! Yuta sits on the cover, TWO! MJF sunsets again, TWO! Yuta sits, ONE! MJF sunsets, ONE! Yuta, ONE! MJF, ONE! Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat! Fans are loving this!
MJF has the sunset again, TWO! Yuta jackknifes, TWO as MJF bridges! MJF spins things around to hook the arms, but then swings Yuta out into a gut wrench! But Yuta fights it to turn that around! MJF fights it back again! But then Yuta victory rolls, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! Yuta has it back, TWO! MJF has it again, with crossed legs! TWO!! Yuta escapes, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! DC is thunderous for this one, and this is just the first match! They cheer for “A E DUB!” as a standing count begins. The count passes 5 of 10, then reaches 8! Yuta and MJF stir, sit up at 9, and they both stand at 9.5!
Yuta is in the corner, MJF runs in, but Yuta slips out! Yuta DECKS MJF, drags himself up top, but MJF gets up to trip him up! MJF sits Yuta up and hops up to join him, to then cravat! MJF drags Yuta onto his shoulder and then into the gut wrench! But Yuta kicks his heels together to fight that! Yuta slips back, and he CLAWS MJF’s face! Yuta then adjusts position, tightrope walks to SUPER STEINER! MJF flounders away and out of the ring, but Yuta DIVES! Direct hit and MJF moves the railing back! The fans are thunderous again as Yuta puts MJF in! Yuta hurries up top, but MJF starts rolling! And he flips Yuta off! YUTA STILL DIVING SPLASHES!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Fans are thunderous and Yuta can’t believe MJF survives! Yuta drags MJF up but he’s dead weight. “This is Awesome!” as Yuta gives MJF HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! MJF is a bobblehead, and then Yuta shifts him around into the SEAT- NO! MJF slips out to get SALT OF THE EARTH!! Yuta endures as MJF pushes that arm! Yuta shifts around, reaches out, but MJF drags Yuta away! OVER-THE-BACK FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Yuta taps, MJF wins!
Winner: MJF, by submission
Fans are torn, but one thing that’s rather surprising here: MJF did things fair and square! Yuta gets up and he turns MJF around! Yuta wants MJF to acknowledge the fans on this one. Yuta offers a handshake! MJF isn’t sure, but Yuta says MJF can be a man here and shake Yuta’s hand. MJF is conflicted, but he reaches out… Only for Lee Moriarty to attack from behind! The Firm’s #TAIGASTYLE strikes, but MJF is mad?! MJF tells Moriarty that he did NOT order that. This is Moriarty going against MJF’s orders! Stokely Hathaway comes out, eating a pear, and he holds out MJF’s Dynamite Diamond Ring. MJF says he doesn’t want it like this, but Stokely tells him to just do it!
MJF takes the ring, puts it on, and Moriarty sits Yuta up. Fans boo but here comes Regal! Regal puts on the BRASS KNUCKLES! Stokely and Moriarty bail as fans chant for Regal. Regal gets in the ring with MJF, dares him to use the ring on him. Fans tell MJF that “YOU F’D UP!” MJF tells Regal he’s not gonna do this, and he storms off. Was this a moment of MJF having a change of heart? Is that even possible?
AEW looks at the THREE YEARS of history behind tonight’s main event.
Chris Jericho brought together a group known as The Inner Circle: himself, Santana, Ortiz, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara. The young Spanish God has been Jericho’s protégé since the beginning of Dynamite. On the other side, Daniel Garcia came in with “2Point0,” Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker, while The American Dragon, Bryan Danielson, came in alone to shake up the foundation of AEW. Bryan told Jon Moxley, “What if we took someone like Wheeler Yuta under our wing? What if we took someone like Daniel Garcia away from 2Point0?” That was the beginning of the Blackpool Combat Club.
As for Jericho, his Inner Circle soon fell apart, because Santana & Ortiz didn’t “appreciate” Jericho. But Hager and Guevara stayed by Jericho’s side in the Jericho Appreciation Society, which took in Garcia & 2Point0. Then cut to Anarchy in the Arena, the bloodiest faction warfare in AEW history, and perhaps in all of professional wrestling. Or perhaps, in sports entertainment. The JAS came out the winners as Jericho and Hager took Bryan out together. But Bryan didn’t stay away long, and he had a battle with Garcia. This started planting a seed in Garcia’s head, and Jericho questioned Garcia’s loyalties.
Bryan VS Garcia II went the American Dragon’s way and that infuriated Jericho. Garcia didn’t appreciate Jericho ruining the moment, but then Garcia had his own moment by taking Wheeler Yuta’s ROH Pure Championship. Jericho would do the same to Claudio Castagnoli and the ROH World Championship, but in a far less honorable way. Bryan made one more plea to Garcia that he could be BCC, but Jericho told him to shut up! Jericho has vowed to “desecrate” ROH and what it stands for. Will he do just that as he takes on the pro-wrestlers, Bryan Danielson & Daniel Garcia?
Backstage interview with The Jericho Appreciation Society.
Tony Schiavone says that showdown of BCC VS JAS is in tonight’s main event. Matthew Menard shouts at the camera, “Daniel Garcia! After everything we have been through together, you wanna spit in our face and team with Bryan Danielson? No problem! But you take a gift, a gift that this man (Chris Jericho) gave you, that hat, and throw it on the ground?!” Hager sure likes the hat. Angelo Parker says they walked into AEW together. 2Point0 loves Garcia. He is family! But it seems Garcia has lost his way.
Jericho says Garcia is a petulant child who sticks his finger in the light socket even though he’s been told not to. But that’s okay. It is that rebellious nature that brought him to the JAS. But Garcia needs to remember that every trick he was taught, he was taught by them. They taught him how to be a great sports entertainer. Schiavone says, “You’re talking about systematic cheating, right?” To-may-to, to-mah-to, Schiavone. Lessons will be taught, lessons will be learned, and Jericho just hopes Garcia makes the right decision. Sammy shouts, “And if you don’t…! We’re gonna end you.”
Jericho says, “Speaking of ending, Bryan, tonight is gonna be a taste of what you’re gonna get in Toronto. I’m gonna desecrate the legacy of ROH. I’m gonna leave Toronto as the Ring of Jericho Champion, and still be the Ocho.” Jericho has issued his title match challenge to Bryan Danielson, but will he end up losing here tonight?
Darby Allin VS Jay Lethal!
The Relentless One dared this former ROH World Champion to do things truly 1v1 with no one in their corners, and surprisingly, the challenge was accepted! Will Darby prove he is worthy of gold in time for Full Gear? Or will it be a Lethal Injection that puts the rising star down?
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Lethal and Darby tie up, Lethal gets around to a waistlock but Darby switches. Lethal switches back, Darby switches again, Lethal switches again, but then Darby slips away. Fans cheer the standoff as the two reset. Darby and Lethal tie up, Darby headlocks, but Lethal slips through and wrenches into a headlock of his own. Darby pries free, headlocks back and hits the takeover. Lethal headscissors, Darby moves around to get free and get the headlock back, but Lethal back suplexes. Darby lands on his feet, Lethal arm-drags him down, but Darby shifts around to get the headlock back!
Lethal fights up as fans rally, and Lethal wrenches free. Lethal wrenches, wrenches, hammerlocks, but Darby reaches back. Fans rally and duel, Darby hammerlocks, but Lethal spins. Darby spins with him to keep the hammerlock, and then again! Lethal runs to ropes to throw Darby out. Darby hurries back in as Lethal slides out, and Darby eggs Lethal on. Lethal rushes in but Darby sidesteps. Lethal hooks Darby to whip, but Darby goes up, steadies himself and springboards for a FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Darby sweeps and covers, ONE! The two stand off again and fans cheer. Darby smirks and he offers a handshake.
Lethal considers it, but he kicks low! Lethal whips Darby to a corner, runs in but Darby goes up and over. Darby comes back to monkey flip but Lethal handsprings through. Lethal comes back to monkey flips but Darby lands on his feet! Darby stops from running into the ref, only to turn around into a dropkick to the legs! Lethal looms over Darby, drags him around by the bad leg, and isolates the leg to stomp the knee! And then springboard STOMP it! Darby clutches his leg and crawls away but Lethal KICKS Darby’s leg into the corner. Lethal drags Darby up for a SHIN BREAKER! Darby hobbles back but Lethal stands him up.
Lethal whips corner to corner but Darby falls over halfway! Fans rally and duel as Lethal stalks Darby. Darby kicks out Lethal’s legs! Lethal falls right into the GUILLOTINE! Darby pulls on the head but Lethal fights up. Darby body scissors to add on but Lethal CLUBS away on the back leg! Lethal suplexes, but Darby slips around to a REVERSE DDT! Not quite a Scorpion Death Drop but still effective! Darby crawls to a cover, TWO! Fans rally as AEW goes picture in picture.
Darby and Lethal slowly rise, and Darby fires off forearms! Lethal wobbles, Darby runs the ropes, but Lethal CHOP BLOCKS Darby off the ropes! Darby crashes down and Lethal paces. Lethal grabs the leg, drops elbow after elbow on the knee, and then keeps dropping more elbows! Lethal lets off after TEN elbows, and fans fire up. Lethal looms over Darby, covers, TWO! Lethal looms over Darby again, drags him up, and suplexes, only for Darby to cradle counter! TWO!! Lethal escapes, and he CLOBBERS Darby! Lethal catches his breath, drags Darby by the bad leg and puts that leg on the ropes. The ref reprimands, so Lethal drags Darby from the ropes.
Lethal drops another elbow on the knee! Darby claws at Lethal but Lethal pulls back on a toehold! Darby endures while AEW goes to break.
Dynamite returns and the ref counts as Lethal digs his boot into Darby’s leg. Lethal lets off at 4, goes to the far corner, and he waits on Darby to get up. Fans rally, Darby drags himself up and Lethal runs in. Lethal blocks Darby’s boots, hooks the bad leg in the ropes, and STOMPS the leg down! Darby hobbles, Lethal reels him in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Darby writhes and clutches his leg again but fans still rally. Lethal puts Darby up top, CLUBS the bad leg again and again, then climbs up to join Darby. Fans duel, Darby throws body shots, and then he ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! Darby stands up, but Lethal grabs the bad leg.
Darby CLUBS away on Lethal, but Lethal SUPER DRAGON SCREWS! And then gets the legs, steps through, and has the FIGURE FOUR! Darby endures and fans “WOO~!” as Lethal puts on the pressure. Darby swipes at Lethal but can’t reach. Darby reaches for the ropes now, fans rally as he crawls and drags Lethal with him, but Lethal drags Darby away! Lethal puts on as much pressure as he can, but Darby turns things over and gets the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets off in frustration and Darby goes to a corner. Lethal runs in, but into an elbow! Darby hops up the corner to get a boost, but Lethal denies the Throwback!
Darby’s leg jams and he hobbles, Lethal runs to handspring! LETHAL- NO, Darby table tops the Injection! Lethal sits up, Darby hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Lethal survives and fans fire up again. But wait, there’s Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh! They honored the request until now, and now they’re storming down to ringside! Darby climbs a corner but sees Sonjay, and then Lethal trips Darby up! Sonjay cheers but Lethal tells him and Satnam to go to the back. Lethal says he has this 1v1, but then Darby runs in to RANA! Darby has the cover, TWO! Lethal sunsets but Darby rolls through to come back with a prawn hold! Lethal rolls through that, but Darby sunsets!
Lethal rolls through the sunset to push Darby to one, only for Darby to roll through and step through! LAST SUPPER! DARBY WINS!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall
Sonjay & Satnam showed up, and maybe that cost Lethal! Lethal is frustrated, but Darby wants him to hold on. Darby is telling Lethal that he’s better than Sonjay & Satnam. Darby wants to shake hands on this, and fans chant “YES! YES!” Lethal is conflicted but Darby gives him a shove. Lethal shakes Darby’s hand! The only ones not happy about it are Sonjay & Satnam! But will they just have to accept that Lethal actually has some honor?
AEW looks closely at The Embassy.
Prince Nana says, “The day has come, my friends.” Originally under Tully Blanchard Enterprises, Prince Nana bought the managing rights to the Gates of Agony, Toa Liona & Kaun, and The Machine, Brian Cage. The Embassy is back, and the GOA will come after every single piece of gold in every single tag team division! And as for the TNT Championship… Brian Cage keeps hearing that this is somehow his comeback. It’s not a comeback, this is his arrival! And while Wardlow has had a hell of a year, that changes tonight, because he faces The Machine, the Swolverine!
And after tonight, Cage adds one more name to the list: The NEW AEW TNT Champion. “The answer to the question, ‘Who’s better than Brian Cage?’ is still, ‘Nobody.'” Nana tells everyone that you know the song: We in the money~! We in the money~! But will they be singing that song all the way to the bank?
AEW TNT Championship: Wardlow VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana!
The Clash of the Titans will have nothing on this! The Maestro of Mayhem has been conducting Powerbomb Symphonies week in and week out, but now he runs into a man very much his physical equal. Will the Machine not survive the war that’s coming? Or will this be the night the music died?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and in DC, THIS IS WAAAR~!
Fans rally up for “WARD~LOW!” as he stares down with Cage. Cage ROCKS Wardlow, powers him back and fires off in the corner! Cage RAMS his shoulder in again and again, then lets off to soak up the heat. Wardlow shakes out the cobwebs to then grab Cage and put him in the corner! Wardlow fires off body shots and RAMS his shoulder in again and again! Wardlow lets up, whips corner to corner, but Cage comes back to LARIAT! Wardlow stays up! Wardlow LARIATS, but Cage stays up! They stare down again and fans fire up as the haymakers start flying! Wardlow and Cage go back and forth, but Wardlow gets the edge.
Cage KNEES low, whips Wardlow to ropes, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Fans fire up from that insane agility, and Wardlow runs, only for Cage to duck and tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Wardlow ends up on ropes, Cage dials it up!? 619- NO!! Wardlow blocks the call, for a WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Fans are fired up for Wardlow, but Nana is shouting at Cage to get up! Wardlow says it is time, and he drags Cage up. Wardlow reels Cage in, but Nana distracts Cage and the ref on the apron. The ref reprimands, but Cage Alabama Lifts Wardlow, for a SIT-OUT ALABAMA SLAM! Wardlow goes to a corner and Nana says to finish this!
AEW goes picture in picture and Cage goes to Wardlow. Cage digs his boot in, the ref counts and Cage lets off. Cage mocks the fans clapping for Wardlow, and he runs in side to side for a BOOT WASH! Cage then drags Wardlow up, scoops him, and carries him around to do bicep curls! And then FALL AWAY SLAM, without falling! Cage flexes while soaking up the heat. Cage drags Wardlow up but Wardlow throws body shots. Cage BOOTS Wardlow back down! Wardlow sees Nana talking smack and takes a swing, but Cage stomps Wardlow down. Cage digs his boot in, lets off at 4, and then drags Wardlow up again.
Cage scoops Wardlow to SLAM him, then runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, ONE!! Cage clamps onto Wardlow with a chinlock to keep him down. Wardlow endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Cage KNEES low again, then has Wardlow in a corner for a BIG haymaker! Cage whips but Wardlow reverses, but Cage goes up and over to roll Wardlow. Wardlow slips free but Cage basement BOOTS him down! Nana cheers that agility and Cage soaks up the heat. Cage drags Wardlow up but Wardlow throws body shots. Cage knees low again, ROCKS Wardlow with a right, then HEADBUTTS him into a corner.
Cage KICKS away on Wardlow in the corner, soaks up the heat, and then storms up on Wardlow. Wardlow throws hands as Dynamite returns to single picture, and he backs Cage down! Cage JUMP KNEES back! Wardlow staggers, Cage storms up in the corner to wrench and whip. Wardlow goes up and up and hits WHISPER IN THE WIND?!? No one can believe it but that’s what happened! Cage staggers up but into Wardlow’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Cage staggers up again, but into another GERMAN SUPLEX! Nana is freaking out as Wardlow waistlocks again. Cage throws elbows, but ends up in an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!
Fans fire up as Wardlow has Cage in a drop zone! Wardlow climbs up a corner, but Cage GAMANGIRIS! Wardlow goes to the apron, Cage climbs up and he brings Wardlow up! DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and Nana is pissed! The ref defends the count but Cage looms over Wardlow. “This is Awesome!” as Cage says this is it! Suplex and- NO, Wardlow slips out to shove Cage to ropes, POP-UP SPINEBSUTER on the return! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow is frustrated but Nana rallies for Cage. Wardlow brings Cage up, winds up, but Cage ducks to fireman’s carry! F5!! Cover, TWO!!
Nana can’t believe it! He thought it was over already! Cage roars at Wardlow, brings him up, and reels him in. Fans boo as Cage wants to steal the Symphony! But Wardlow slips out to HEADBUTT! Cage roars, spins, but into another HEADBUTT! Wardlow shakes it off, winds up and LARIATS! Fans fire up as the straps come down! Nana is even more panicked, Wardlow brings Cage up and in, for the POWERBOMB! But Wardlow is just getting going, fans want it “ONE MORE TIME!” Wardlow conducts the DC choir and drags Cage back up! POWERBOMB THE SECOND! Wardlow is feeling it now, and he brings Cage up “ONE MORE TIME!”
Wardlow reels Cage back in, for POWERBOMB THE THIRD! And roll through to the FOURTH!! Cover, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Machine pushed the War Dog, but not far enough! Wait! The Gates of Agony attack! The Embassy will not let Wardlow enjoy his victory! But here comes SAMOA JOE! The ROH World TV Champion gets in the ring to HEADBUTT Kaun and RAM him into the buckles! Fans are thunderous as Joe fires off JABS and haymakers! Cage and Toa go after Joe, then Cage goes back for Wardlow. This is 3v2 in the Embassy’s favor, and even Nana gets a shot in! But here comes FTR!! The ROH World Tag Team Champions storm right up to the ring, and now The Embassy bails out! Things are even now, and that’s not good for them!
Nana wants Toa & Kaun to stand down but fans are thunderous for Cash & Dax. The Embassy retreat, but will the Gates of Agony look to take away those ROH belts from the three-belt champs?
Britt Baker speaks.
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as the Face of the AEW Women’s Division but most importantly, as a Role Model, I feel morally obligated to answer the question that everybody’s been asking. And the answer is no, Saraya will NOT be wrestling in AEW. The doctors have NOT medically cleared her to compete. So let’s ship her off in some bubble wrap and send her on her way. But I guess that officially makes this my house now, right? Yours Truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.”
Six Woman Tag: Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale & Athena w/ Saraya VS Jamie Hayter, Serena Deeb & Penelope Ford w/ Britt Baker, Rebel & Kip Sabian!
A revolution has come to the AEW Women’s Division, and with the backing of the former WWE Diva’s Champion, the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion leads another battle against the Forces of Britt Baker! But will having Saraya’s support help Storm, Willow & Athena win the night? Or will someone score themselves a shortcut to a title match instead?
The trios sort out and Willow starts against Hayter in a rematch from last week’s Rampage. They circle, fans rally for both, but then Hayter tags out to Mrs. Superbad. Willow tags to Athena so Athena and Ford circle. Things speed up, Athena hurdles then drops but Ford leaps over. Ford comes back to tilt-o-whirl headscissor, but Athena handsprings through! Fans cheer as Athena and Ford reset. Ford runs in but into a sweep! Athena SHOTGUNS Ford down, then drags her up. Athena wrenches, whips, but Ford goes up the corner to BOOT back. Ford leaps but Athena catches her for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!
Athena drags Ford up with a facelock but Ford RAMS her into the corner. Ford RAMS again, lets off, and both Hayter and Deeb hold Athena in place for the handspring back elbow! Tag to Deeb and fans cheer the Professor of Pro-Wrestling. Deeb EuroUppers, takes Athena off her feet, then fires up. Deeb whips Athena to ropes, Athena ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Tag to Storm, and she SHOTGUNS Deeb down! Storm drags Deeb up and TOSSES her across the way! Storm wrenches, CLUBS away on Deeb, and fans are torn. Britt protests, Saraya tells her to shush, and Storm runs to BOOT Deeb down!
Storm drags Deeb up, whips her to a corner, then runs in to uppercut! Storm holds Deeb in place, Hayter protests but the ref is busy with her so Athena gets in to forearm smash! Willow gets in to back body block! Storm HIP ATTACKS! Storm then drags Deeb up to reel her in. Hayter distracts again but Storm DECKS her, then DECKS Ford for good measure. But Deep CHOP BLOCKS Storm! Deeb rains down fists and fans fire up as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref reprimands but Deeb lets off. Deeb glares at Athena and takes a swipe, then stands Storm up. Deeb EuroUppers, Storm staggers, and Deeb brings her around to bump off buckles. Deeb stomps a mudhole into Storm, then tags Ford. Ford pushes Storm back in to stomp a mudhole of her own! Tag to Hayter and she stomps away on Storm! The ref counts, Hayter lets off to drag Storm up into a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Hayter hurries to keep Storm from her team and bumps her off buckles! Storm is down, Hayter tags Ford, and Ford drags Storm up to put on ropes. Ford CHOKES Storm and thrashes around, but lets off as the ref counts 4.
Ford argues with the ref but this is a distraction so Britt can CHOKE Storm! Britt lets off before she’s caught, and then Ford YANKS Storm into the ropes! Storm falls over, Ford drags her up again and wrenches to a wristlock. Tag to Hayter, she goes up and drops AX HANDLES on the bad arm! Hayter drags Storm up, tags Ford back in, and Ford goes up to drop AX HANDLES! Ford brings Storm around, tags Deeb, they mug Storm and Deeb brings Storm around to snapmare. Deeb wraps Storm up in a straitjacket stretch as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally and Storm fights up to arm-drag free!
Storm stands to fire forearms on Deeb! Deeb goes low to get the takedown, and GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Storm clutches her leg while Deeb DECKS Willow! Athena avoids a shot, but Deeb hooks up Storm’s legs in a deathlock. Athena runs in, Deeb kicks her first, but Athena fights the suplex. Willow runs in but so does Hayter, and Hayter kicks Willow. STEREO SUPLEXES with the SNAP LOCK on the side! Fans cheer, they acknowledge that was good stuff. Deeb tags Ford, she drags Storm away, but Storm kicks her away! Ford tags Deeb ack in, and Deeb grabs Storm’s leg! Storm ENZIGURIS Deeb, hot tags to Hayter and Willow!
Fans fire up as Willow dodges and LARIATS Hayter! And ELBOWS! And BOOTS! Willow snarls, drags Hayter up to whip, and she hits a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, Deeb breaks it! Deeb stomps Willow, drags Hayter over and tags in. Deeb brings Willow up to throw uppercuts! Deeb CHOKES Willow on the ropes but the ref counts. Deeb lets off, Rebel talks trash and brings out a crutch! But Saraya snatches it! And then she swings on Rebel and Britt! Fans fire up, Deeb is distracted, and Willow cradles her! TWO! Deeb runs, Willow gets around to push and POUNCE! Fans fire up with Willow but Deeb tags Ford!
Ford runs in but into a scoop! Ford slips off to HEEL KICK! Willow goes down, but Athena reels Ford in for a Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER CODE BREAKER! Deeb SPEARS Athena! Storm SHOTGUNS Deeb! Hayter runs in, for an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER to Storm! Willow rises to SUPERKICK Hayter! Ford returns, goes Matrix to doge and CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Willow survives! Ford drags Willow up, runs to handspring, but Willow SHOTGUNS her while upside-down! Willow hauls Ford up, gut wrenches and DOCTOR BOMBS!! Cover, WILLOW’S TEAM WINS!
Winner: Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale & Athena, by pinfall
But Britt gets in to ruin the celebration because she gets in Saraya’s face. Britt keeps talking trash about if Saraya ain’t cleared, she doesn’t need to be here. But Saraya ROCKS Britt! Fans fire up as the brawl is on!! Hayter, Deeb, Ford and even Rebel get in, the brawl explodes! DC is loving this! Saraya TOSSES Britt out, and now she has Rebel all to herself! Rebel begs for mercy, but she gets a BOOT instead! Saraya shouts, “This is MY house!” Will Saraya prove to Britt that she can still go?
Backstage interview with Rush, Jose & Private Party.
Tony Schiavone notes that El Toro Blanco is taking on The Cowboy, Hangman Adam Page tonight, but it seems Jose The Assistant has “called the troops together.” And he did so because while Private Party showed up for work tonight, they haven’t been showing up in the ring. Jose has clips to prove it. Last week, Rush and Hangman brawling, but NO Private Party backing Rush up. Then the week before that, when Rush led The Butcher & The Blade in that blindside of Hangman, still no Private Party! Jose promises that Rush will blast Hangman again tonight. Rush tells Private Party to “do the right thing tonight!”
Jose lets Private Party know that they know Matt Hardy’s been talking with them. They better choose the right side in this. Jose and Rush leave, but will Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy do what’s right? Or will they do what La Faccion Ingobernables wants?
The Acclaimed head to the ring!
Fans are fired up as there’s balloons and a podium. Max Caster has the mic, so “Yo! Listen! Acclaimed on the mic, what I’m saying is hot. Even in the senators are insider trading our stock. We will never be approved like a home loan. We did it on our own cuz we homegrown! Even Joe Biden is lovin’ it. He said, ‘Scissor me timbers,’ and didn’t even stutter it! Yo, we put ’em away. Hands up cuz it’s National Scissoring Day!” Bowens gets the mic to say, “WASHINGTON DEEEE CEEEEE! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! Fans fire up and sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” as the champs go to the podium.
Bowens says he is glad they’re singing that, cuz Daddy loves to scissor! But Washington, D.C, welcome to the very first ever National Scissoring Day celebration! It is a very special night, unlike anything in our great sport’s history, and it is brought to you by The Acclaimed, the most popular team in ALL of professional wrestling! Caster adds, “That’s right!” The winningest team in AEW! That’s right! The best damn homegrown team in AEW history! THAT’S RIGHT! And today, it was made official thanks to every single fan. The “Scissor Me Daddy Ass” T-Shirt is the NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER IN 2022!!
Bowens says most importantly, The Acclaimed, your #ForeverChamps, have brought home gold! That means AEW no longer stands for All Elite Wrestling. No, it stands for ACCLAIMED EVERY WEDNESDAY! But now, this is cause for celebration, and the Acclaimed celebrate by scissoring. Bowens knows a thing or two about that. They used to Babe Ruth the Sultan of Swat, so you can call Anthony Bowens the Sultan of Scissors! And there may be a few of you tuning in for the very first time tonight because National Scissoring Day was trending all day long. Let’s break it down for you. Scissoring is a handshake, a sign of friendship, and a sign of true teamwork.
The Acclaimed understand that the people want to be represented by a real team. “Not two dudes who were thrown together like Keith Lee and Sneaky Swerve.” Fans boo to support that point. Bowens says “Sneaky Swerve” would like us to believe that he and Keith deserve to be AEW Tag Team Champions. Sneaky Swerve would like us to believe that he and Keith are the most popular tag team in the industry. But they’re WRONG! EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! “Swerve, this isn’t your house.” Billy Gunn takes over here and says, “This is Daddy Ass’s house! Now for everybody in the building, and the millions…” “AND MILLIONS!” “… of people at home, it’s National Scissoring Day!”
That said, Billy was sent down to City Hall today, because he’s a big deal, and he was asked to present The Acclaimed with this. Billy brings out a big package wrapped in gold. Could it be…? The Acclaimed unwrap the package and… it’s the SCISSORS TO THE CITY! Y’know, like you see when someone has to cut a big ribbon. Bowens is all fired up, but he’s running with scissors! Billy tells him don’t do that. Bowens apologizes, and Caster goes to the podium. “Folks, at this point in the service, we’d like everybody to turn to your right and your left to offer a sign of peace to your neighbor via scissoring. Peace be with you, Anthony.” The Acclaimed scissor finger and the fans join in!
“And as National Scissoring Day comes to a close, I wanna talk about greatness. Yeah, guys, I wanna talk about greatness. About 40 years ago, here in this city, Washington DC, greatness was achieved when Washington won the Super Bowl. Yeah. Super Bowl 17. A lot of people here probably don’t remember that. I wasn’t even born yet, but it means a lot to me, because my dad was on that championship team.” Fans cheer for that, and Billy even hugs Caster. Caster continues to say, “And his Super Bowl ring is his prized possession. He wears it proudly to this day. And he achieved greatness here all those years ago, just like The Acclaimed achieved greatness when we won the AEW Tag Team titles.
“But this city represents, also, the ugly side of America, the division in our country. But one thing we can agree on is that everyone loves The Acclaimed.” Fans cheer that! So put your scissors up right now! Cuz it’s their duty to bring everyone together. Today, there is no Left or Right, no blue or red. “The Acclaimed wears pink, and everyone looks good in pink, baby! We are the People’s Choice, we are the People’s Voice, and we’re gonna make history here tonight. We’re gonna do the first-ever bipartisan scissor to unite this country. Let’s do it!” Fans fire up as the trio puts up the fingers… “Whose House?” Swerve Strickland is here to rain on the parade!
Fans boo but Swerve has a mic to say, “This is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen. Oh, congratulations on your whole number one selling T-shirt on AEWShop.com. Congratulations, Billy. Now some more kids can go to school and get suspended again in this decade like they did two ago. These are your tag champ role models you want for your children? These guys, right? Y’know what? Those two tag team championships shouldn’t even be on your shoulders, they should both be on Billy’s, because if it wasn’t for you, Swerve In Our Glory would still be tag team champions.”
Fans boo but Swerve says that for him and Keith to get back to what they do, they gotta get back to business. That means taking Billy out. So next week, in Toronto, it’ll be “Daddy Ass” himself, Billy Gunn stepping into whose house? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” And it’ll be one-on-one. And don’t even think about bringing those two fingers up in Swerve’s face. You do that, Swerve will make sure Billy never uses that hand again. Because we all know rock beats scissors every day. Swerve even has a rock in his hand! But wait, Mark Sterling is storming out here? Sterling says, “I don’t wanna say I told you so, but I told you so! Paper covers rock, pal!”
Sterling brings back his petitions and says he’s been calling out Swerve for being a jerk for months! No one was listening, but Sterling expects that from the “idiots” in the crowd and watching at home. But the Acclaimed should wanna hear him out. They need Sterling. Fans boo that. But Sterling says they need him to beat Swerve because they can’t do it themselves. We saw Grand Slam, there was some controversy. So let’s all join together so Sterling can represent them in the fight against Swerve, and seal the deal tonight! Let’s give the people what they want, and that is the three of them scissoring Sterling! What?
Sterling turns around into a CHOP! And then Billy scoops to SLAM Sterling! Caster and Billy open Sterling up for SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!! Swerve rolls his eyes and leaves but Billy says wait! Before Swerve leaves, Billy ACCEPTS! Next week, Toronto Dynamite, Swerve VS Billy! But okay, Swerve can leave now, because The Acclaimed has just one more thing to do. They… SCISSOR!! But will Swerve Strickland crush Daddy Ass when Dynamite goes north?
AEW looks at The Dark Order VS Death Triangle!
Alex Reynolds says that this Friday will be bittersweet. It’s the second anniversary of Mr. Brodie Lee’s last ever match, but also the night that the Dark Order beats Death Triangle to become NEW AEW World Trios Champions! But PAC responds by telling Dark Order that while their “recipe” is fine, Death Triangle’s “ingredients are just a little bit more premium.” Preston Vance says, “What better way to win the Trios Championships than on the anniversary of Brodie Lee’s last match.” Penta El Zero Miedo says Death Triangle is the best trio in the universe, because they have CERO MIEDO!
John Silver mocks Pac’s accent when he says The Dark Order is coming for the Trios Championships! Not bad. But will it really be the Dark Order’s time to shine when Death Triangle is on a Rampage?
Backstage interview with Madison Rayne & Skye Blue.
Schiavone introduces the coach of the AEW Women’s Division, and she says it has been great being here. In the few months she’s been here, she’s seen endless potential in the division, particularly in Skye. Skye is truly a rising star and she’s becoming quite the wrestler. But TayJay, Tay Melo & Anna Jay “A S,” walk over and say this is a joke. Madison, as Skye’s coach? What Skye really needs is a sports entertainment coach, to give Skye charisma, personality and flair. Skye says for once, TayJay might be right. She could work on her “charisma” while they can work on their wrestling. But uh, there’s two and two, and then Rampage this Friday. What do they say?
Tay says that’s perfect! Because as Jericho always says, sports entertainer always beat pro-wrestlers. TayJay head and Madison copies Matthew Menard by saying, “It’s gonna be enter-tening.”
Hangman Page VS Rush w/ Jose!
The Cowboy and El Toro Blanco were the last two in the Golden Ticket Battle Royal, and in the end, Hangman won the prize. But things are far from settled between these two, will Hangman also avenge John Silver? Or will he get the horns before ever making it to the title match?
The bell rings and fans are thunderous already for “COWBOY S*IT!” Rush rushes in, Hangman dodges and fires hands. Rush gives them back, they brawl and fans fire up! Rush ROCKS Hangman but Hangman comes back to CHOP! Rush CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, and now it’s a CHOP fight! Rush fires up and eggs Hangman on so Hangman CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Hangman shakes out his hand, runs, but Rush blasts past, gets around and waistlocks. Hangman switches but Rush switches back to shove Hangman away. Hangman goes up and out to the apron but Rush rolls back to tranquilo!
Jose anchors Hangman’s foot! Rush then rushes in to DECK Hangman! Rush goes out after Hangman to drag him up and RAM him into railing! Rush brings Hangman around to SMACK off the chair in the corner, then he drags Hangman up again. Jose distracts the ref so Rush can use the camera cable to LASH Hangman! And then CHOKE him! The ref sees something’s up and reprimands, Rush lets off at 4. Rush soaks up the heat then drags Hangman up to RAM into more railing! Rush keeps on Hangman as AEW goes picture in picture.
Rush RAMS Hangman into steel steps! The ref reprimands, Rush puts Hangman in the ring and he soaks up more heat. Rush gets in as Hangman goes to a corner, and Rush looms over him. Rush drags Hangman up, CHOPS him, then ROCKS him with a forearm. Rush whips corner to corner, runs in and KNEES Hangman, then snapmares him down for a basement dropkick! Hangman writhes but Rush tranquilos again. Rush soaks up more heat from DC, then stalks Hangman to another corner. Hangman CHOPS back, so Rush CHOPS. Hangman CHOPS, Rush CHOPS, the CHOP fight is back!
Rush ROCKS Hangman with a right, sits Hangman down in the corner and digs his boot in. The ref counts, Rush lets off and “apologizes,” but Jose CHOKES Hangman behind the ref’s back! Rush pretends he can’t hear the ref, and Jose lets off before he gets caught. Rush stomps Hangman more, then drags him up to slingshot suplex! Rush CHOKES Hangman but the ref counts. Rush lets off and “apologizes,” but then he tells the fans to shut up. Rush goes back to Hangman, kicks him around, but Hangman throws body shots! Rush KICKS Hangman down, then stomps him more! Rush pretends to take Hangman’s head off and kick it into the crowd.
Dynamite returns to single picture, and Hangman throws hands! Rush ROCKS Hangman, whips him to ropes, but Hangman reverses. Rush ducks ‘n’ dodges to CROSSBODY, but into Hangman’s FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman fires up with the kip up! Fans fire up, but Rush kips up to ROCK Hangman! Rush soaks up the heat, and MJF is backstage with his poker chip. Rush KICKS Hangman, whips him corner to corner, but Rush runs in to be put on the apron. Hangman triangle jump LARIATS! Fans fire up as Hangman then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit and down goes Rush! Fans fire up as Hangman drags Rush up and into the ring.
Hangman catches his breath and fans rally up behind him. Hangman slides in, Rush runs in but Hangman dodges! Rush leaps, into a fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Rush is still in this but fans rally behind Hangman. Rush goes to a corner, Hangman storms over and he gives scuffing kicks. Hangman eggs Rush, Rush gets up and Hangman CHOPS! Rush choke grips Hangman but Hangman throws forearms. Rush doesn’t budge and he eggs Hangman on, so the forearms come in! Rush ROCKS Hangman back! Hangman sits in the corner, Rush stomps away on him, then stands on his shoulders! The ref counts, but Hangman powers up!
Hangman lifts Rush as he stands on the shoulders! Hangman then gets Rush in position, POWERBOMB! Hangman goes right into the jackknife bridge, TWO!! Rush survives again but fans rally for Hangman. Hangman snarls and goes to the apron. He throws off the elbow pads, but Rush runs in! Hangman ROCKS Rush first, but Jose anchors Hangman again! Hangman kicks Jose away, slingshots, BUCK- HEADBUTT! JUMP KNEE! And then the tuck, for a STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Hangman survives and shocks Rush! But Rush tastes his own blood coming from a busted nose, and he revels in it!
Hangman goes to a corner, Rush takes aim and goes corner to corner! Rush runs in, but Hangman LARIATS! Hangman reloads, slingshots, BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
The Cowboy puts the bull away and is heading to Cincinnati with momentum! But wait, Private Party heads out! Are they going to do “the right thing?” Wait! Here comes MOXLEY! The AEW World Champion isn’t gonna let Quen & Kassidy rough up his challenger. Moxley gets a mic and gets in the ring as Private Party backs away. Moxley and Hangman go forehead to forehead, and Moxley says, “I’ve been waiting for this for three years. Three years of AEW Dynamite. Three years of watching you, three years of studying you because I knew this was coming. Three years of us circling each other. Between the two of us, we’ve beaten just about everybody there is to beat here in AEW. Except each other.
“On October 18th, at the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, my home arena, the arena I literally grew up in… For real, I used to smoke and drink under the bridge outside.” But on that Tuesday night, Moxley and Hangman will be one last man standing here in AEW. In 13 days, Cowboy, Moxley leaves his house, walks down the street, shows up at Heritage Bank Center, and will break Hangman’s face. Moxley will choke Hangman until he turns blue, because he is in the way of Moxley being the one true top guy in AEW, of being the world champion, and of being THE best in the world!
“And I’ve all the respect in the world for your abilities, I have all the respect in the world for your talents. I admire you as a person. But when that bell rings, with the world championship on the line, I ain’t got any gaddamn respect for anything.” Hangman takes the mic and says, “If you’ve been waiting for this so long, where the hell are you going right now?” Fans like the sound of that! Moxley gets back in the ring, fans chant for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley says, “You’re a sweet kid. And like a lot of kids around here, you say a bunch of bulls*it and your mouth gets you in trouble. I’m gonna let you off the hook just once. But this is your final warning. You’ve got 13 days. You watch your damn mouth.”
Moxley leaves, having put it in simple terms. But MJF is smiling as he watches this backstage. Whether it’s Maniac or Cowboy, will The Devil come to collect from the winner?
Backstage interview with Willow Nightingale.
Schiavone says that was a big win tonight as Willow got the pin, her career is on the upswing. Willow thanks Schiavone for that, she is stoked! But she’s more than just “happy to be here,” she is on a roll! At Battle of the Belts, she wants to challenge for the AEW TBS Championship! Uh, what? The Baddies barge in and give Willow trash. Willow shoves Leila & Kiera back, but Jade says, “What? I already beat you like, twice.” Singles and tag! So it seems Willow just wants to be #39. Willow says Jade may have beaten her twice, but how about a third? Jade’s sure confident that she’ll go 39-0, but no one is undefeated forever! So what if Jade actually does go 38-1, and it’s Willow who is “The One!?”
Willow looks at the title then takes her leave. Will she be the one to leave with that title on Friday? Or will Willow’s roll hit a wall?
Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage VS Fuego Del Sol!
Captain Charisma leads the way for his own personal kaiju, both of them having battered and bruised Jungle Boy after their betrayals. Will Luchasaurus continue to demolish all put in his path? Or will the Fire of the Sun burn down the towering tyrant lizard?
The bell rings, Fuego rushes in, but Luchasaurus catches him with a choke grip! For the CHOKE SLAM! But that’s not enough for Christian, and Luchasaurus drags Fuego up again. Straitjacket, torture rack, EXTINCTION!! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!
Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall
Christian is all smiles, but he still wants Luchasaurus to take out the trash. Luchasaurus gut wrenches Fuego to a Crucifix, but HERE COMES JUNGLE BOY! He has a chair and he JAMS Luchasaurus with it! Fuego is spared but JB SMACKS Luchasaurus on the back! Luchasaurus falls out of the ring but is right back up! Christian keeps Luchasaurus from rushing back in at the angry Jack Perry! JB gets a mic to say, “Look at me, you traitor! You were my best friend in the entire world. You were my BEST FRIEND! And after everything that we have been through together, you chose him. And you broke my heart.”
JB takes a moment before he continues. “But now, I am going to break your fingers. I am going to break your nose. I am going to break your arm! I am going to break you piece by miserable piece until I break YOU! You pick the time and you pick the place, I’ll be ready.” Christian snatches the mic to say, “I told you not to come back this week, Jungle Boy. And it’ll be just as easy for us to step into this ring, drop you, and leave you in a pool of your own piss and blood. But y’know what? You got me thinking here. You said we pick the time and place? Well we’re in your nation’s capital of Washington, DC. And apparently I’m the only honest person in Washington, DC, because I can tell you right now, that match will not be happening in this cesspool in front of these losers!”
Fans boo but Christian says the time is next week on Dynamite! The place is Christian’s hometown of Toronto! Will Jungle Boy finally get his revenge in front of Christian’s hometown crowd?
BREAKING NEWS for Friday Fight Night!
On top of the AEW World Trios Championship match of Death Triangle VS Dark Order, the match of Skye Blue & Madison Rayne VS TayJay is official! Plus, the AEW Tag Team Championship contenders race heats up as Smart Mark’s stable of Tony Nese & Josh Woods will take on the Varsity Blonds. Then, after the tense confrontation earlier, Jon Moxley brings the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli with him to take on Rush & Private Party!
Plus, Battle of the Belts just gets better! First, Jade VS Willow for the AEW TBS Championship is now official! Will Willow become the one in 38-1? And after their own tense confrontation, FTR will defend their ROH World Tag Team Championships against The Embassy’s Gates of Agony, Toa Liona & Kaun! And of course, win or lose from Rampage, Pac defends his All-Atlantic Championship against Trent Beretta! Will #JustTrent be facing a two-belt or one-belt Bastard to close out the night? Speaking of which…
AEW looks closer at PAC VS Trent!
The Bastard says, “Trent Beretta. You’re upset that I hurt your little buddy, are ya? Your ‘best friend.'” Trent says “Pac calls himself a Bastard. I guess it’s cuz he talks in a fake scary voice and he makes mean faces. And he needs to use a hammer to win matches and hurt our friend.” Pac says Cassidy blindsided him and yet Pac’s the bad guy. Trent says this Friday, he gets revenge. And he won’t need a hammer to hurt someone. But Pac says, “I’m a bastard, what did you expect? But at Battle of the Belts, I’ll have no problem hurting you, as well.” Trent says, “NEW All-Atlantic Champ. Hands in, boys.” Chuckie T is there to join in, but will Best Friends be celebrating a vengeful victory?
Daniel Garcia & Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara!
The ROH Pure Champion has been torn between the influence of his hero in The American Dragon and his mentor in The Wizard. He has also been torn between the definitions of a “professional wrestler” and a “sports entertainer,” and which one fits him best. But one thing is for sure, Garcia wants some respect from Jericho, not cheap gifts and cheap tactics! Will Garcia and his hero humble the ROH World Champion and the Spanish God? Or will the Jericho Appreciation Society just sports entertain their way to another cheap victory?
The teams sort out and Garcia starts with Jericho, student against mentor and ROH Pure Champion VS ROH World Champion! Fans chant, “F YOU SAMMY!” while Jericho wants to uphold the Code of Honor. Garcia hopes he’s honest, and shakes Jericho’s hand. Jericho doesn’t try any tricks, they circle, and tie up. Jericho arm-drags Garcia fast and then holds up his hands in victory. Sammy rallies Jericho but Jericho and Garcia tie up. Garcia denies the arm-drag and wags his finger. Jericho rushes in, Garcia gets around to trip Jericho up, floats all over him, and mounts! Fans cheer but Jericho is upset.
Garcia gator rolls Jericho around, floats around again and slaps away on Jericho’s head! Garcia kicks dirt at him, too! Jericho is upset more, and he CHOPS Garcia! Garcia CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, Garcia CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Jericho reverses, and Sammy trips Garcia up! Sammy pretends he didn’t but fans boo. Sammy tags in while Jericho seems hesitant, and Sammy rains down fists! Fans boo but Sammy stops to taunt Bryan. Sammy goes back to Garcia, he drags Garcia up and CLUBS Garcia. Sammy suplexes, Garcia slips out and shoves to dropkick the legs out!
Sammy crawls but Garcia tags Bryan! Bryan dodges Sammy to DROPKICK Jericho! Bryan fires off on Sammy with haymakers, then he EuroUppers Sammy hard in the corner! Bryan KICKS away in the corner, whips Sammy corner to corner, but Sammy reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over! Bryan keeps moving, he ducks Sammy to DIVE onto Jericho! Bryan sees Sammy coming and ROCKS him out of the tope! Bryan goes up top and fans fire up as AEW goes picture in picture!
Sammy staggers, into Bryan’s MISSILE DROPKICK! Bryan kips up and fans fire up. Bryan waits on Sammy to sit up, to give him a KICK! And a KICK! And a KICK! Sammy sits up but into more KICKS! Then the BUZZ- NO, Sammy ducks to roll Bryan up! TWO, into the omoplata! LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho rushes in to BOOT Bryan! The ref reprimands but too late, Jericho tags in. But Bryan drop toeholds Jericho to get the arms! CATTLE MUTILATION! Jericho endures but Bryan tips over to then chicken wing Jericho for a TIGER- NO, Jericho victory rolls through and has the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!!
Bryan endures now as Jericho sits deep! Garcia gets in but Jericho lets off. The two stare down, but Bryan rolls Jericho up! TWO, and Bryan CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS, Bryan EuroUppers! Bryan fires off more uppercuts, whips Jericho to ropes but Jericho reverses and CLOBBERS Bryan! Jericho then DECKS Garcia with a sucker punch! Jericho seems conflicted after he did it, but he turns around into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Sammy tags in, goes up top and leaps, but Bryan catches him for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Sammy ends up in a corner, Bryan fires up and runs in, to DROPKICK! Sammy wobbles, into Bryan’s BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Excalibur assures us that is the final commercial break, and Bryan climbs up top! Jericho trips Bryan up, Sammy GAMANGIRIS! Sammy goes up top after Bryan, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans rally up, but Sammy rains down fists. Sammy snarls and fires up, and he sits Bryan up for a chinlock. Sammy then pushes Bryan down to stomp. Sammy tags Jericho, they double whip and double shoulder Bryan over! Sammy spins and poses with Jericho, Le Sex Gods are back at it. Jericho drags Bryan up, tags Sammy back in, and Jericho CHOPS!
Jericho and Sammy mug Bryan with haymakers and CHOPS, then Sammy whips. Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges as fans bring back “F YOU SAMMY!” DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Both men are down, fans rally up and both men crawl, hot tags to Garcia and Jericho! These two stare down and fans fire up more. But Sammy jumps in, only for Garcia to DECK him outta the sky! Garcia and Jericho stare down again, and the brawl is on! Fans are thunderous as Garcia gets the edge! Garcia stomps a mudhole, the ref counts but Garcia won’t let off so the ref backs him down! Garcia is fired up and so are the fans.
Jericho stands, Garcia choke grips but Jericho breaks that, only for Garcia to ROCK him with a right! And then SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Garcia runs to PENALTY KICK! Fans fire up as Garcia goes again, but Jericho trips him! But Garcia turns Walls into a DRAGON SLAYER!! Jericho endures Garcia’s take on the Sharpshooter, fans fire up, but Sammy gets in to SUPERKICK Garcia down! Then Sammy FLIES to take out Bryan! Sammy says he’s the best, but fans chant, “You Still Suck!” Jericho covers Garcia, TWO! Jericho drags Garcia up to CHOP him. Garcia grits his teeth, Jericho CHOPS again.
Jericho CHOPS but Garcia glares at him. Jericho CHOPS, Garcia CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, but Jericho avoids the dropkick! LIONSAULT onto knees! Jericho hurries to tag Sammy and Sammy hurries up top. Sammy leaps, but into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Sammy flails, Garcia shifts to a CROSSFACE!! Bryan intercepts Jericho, to get a CROSSFACE!! Fans are thunderous for the double crossfaces, but Sammy and Jericho move around. So Bryan and Garcia shift position for STEREO HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” with every shot! Bryan dumps Jericho out and he helps Garcia put Sammy in a corner.
Bryan hauls Sammy up top, then he and Garcia both climb up. They bring Sammy up for a DOUBLE SUPER BACK SUPLEX! But Sammy lands on his feet!! Sammy wags his finger, and SCREW HIGH KICKS Garcia! Sammy dodges Bryan to then STANDING SPANISH FLY! Sammy reels Garcia in, back suplex KICK! Cover, TWO!! Garcia is still in this and Sammy is furious! Fans say “You Still Suck!” as Sammy torture racks Garcia. GO TO- NO, Garcia blocks the knee to SLAP Sammy, and SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Jericho drags Garcia off! But Bryan FLYING KNEES Jericho down! Garcia pushes Sammy but Sammy fires off forearms!
Sammy roars, runs, but into a BOOT! Garcia runs, into a SUPERKICK! Garcia rebounds to LARIAT Sammy inside-out! Both men are down in the ring, Bryan EuroUppers Jericho outside! Bryan runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER on the timekeeper’s table! Jericho drags Bryan up to suplex Bryan through the table!! They’re down on the outside now while fans lose their minds! Garcia sits up, he gets Sammy’s arms and drags him up. Garcia turns but Sammy fights free to JUMP KNEE! Torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Garcia is down but Sammy isn’t done, he rains down fists! Sammy wants to hurt Garcia for leaving the JAS!
Sammy goes to the corner, goes up top, SHOOTING STAR onto knees!! Garcia has the legs, for the DRAGON SLAYER!! Sammy endures as Garcia sits deep, but Jericho CLOBBERS Garcia with the ROH title belt!! Fans boo but the ref missed it as she was checking on Sammy! Sammy crawls himself to cover Garcia, the JAS wins!!
Winners: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
Another cheap trick and the sports entertainers win! The rest of the JAS comes out to celebrate with them, and of course SamTay kiss. Jericho still seems torn having to do this to his protégé, but is this all the more reason for Garcia to leave the JAS and join the BCC? Can Bryan redeem himself and ROH by taking the world title away from Jericho? Or is the future of ROH nothing but the OCHO?
A great episode for AEW to celebrate the Dynamite Anniversary while also serving as a go-home to “Friday Fight Night.” However, with that, the elephant in the room needs to be addressed. After getting at it via Twitter, Sammy and Andrade couldn’t help but throw down backstage in person. Tony Khan sent Andrade home when Sammy’s been the instigator the whole time, but Sammy was scheduled for tonight’s main event so oF CoUrSe SaMmY sTaYs~! I agree with a fan sign I saw tonight: HIRE HR EXPERTS. This shouldn’t be happening to a company that is meant to be the positive alternative to what WWE was under Vince. Ironically, while scraps happened (Jericho oddly being a part of a few), it never went like this with Vince.
But some credit must be given to Tony Khan, him pivoting from the hyped up Mask VS Contract of Vance VS Andrade to a fun AEW World Trios Championship match was good thinking. The Dark Order sadly won’t win, despite it being the anniversary of Brodie Lee’s last match and by proxy, a night to remember his memory, but Vance was likely losing his mask anyway so a bit of a silver lining. Pac and Trent also have a good promo vignette for their 1v1 title match, but I think Pac is sweeping the night. And I think after Pac wins, Ethan Page needs to call him out since that was the story set up weeks ago when Ethan said he wanted that All-Atlantic title.
We got an awesome opener from MJF and Yuta, and of course MJF wins to have momentum for his inevitable cash-in. However, I am really intrigued by how The Firm took initiative and did the Heel stuff for him. MJF didn’t want it that way because perhaps deep down, he really does respect Yuta given their history from before AEW. Regal stepping up was also really cool, and I guess we’ll see how this goes. MJF watching Hangman VS Rush was also a nice touch. Hangman VS Rush was an awesome match, too, and LFI putting the screws to Private Party is really good stuff. Moxley defending Hangman to preserve their match is good stuff, and they had a great promo interaction. BCC is definitely winning against LFI by pinning Private Party and that’ll push #HardyParty VS LFI/AFO.
Great match from Darby VS Lethal, and I should’ve figured Sonjay & Satnam would still show up at some point. We got a similarly intriguing moment where Darby got Lethal to show some respect, and maybe Lethal is on his way to changing things. Great TNT Championship match, Wardlow and Cage are guys who both defy expectations for their musculature, but I had a feeling Wardlow would retain. Great brawl as The Embassy goes after Wardlow, only to bring out Samoa Joe and FTR. FTR VS GOA is going to be good stuff, but FTR will surely retain. And of course Luchasaurus wins his match, it wouldn’t have mattered who that was. JB showing up was a great surprise, and now we’re getting JB VS Luchasaurus in Toronto, that’ll be great stuff.
Great Six Woman Tag, and it really was great that Willow got the pin. Willow going after the TBS Championship was a bit of a surprise, but I suppose Face VS Heel dictates this match-up. I’m a little surprised this is happening when we got a tease of Jade VS Nyla last week, but I guess they just want to get Jade to 40 already. Jade will beat Willow, she’ll probably beat Nyla, and then who knows, maybe the 41st match is where Jade finally loses. As for Storm, I feel like they definitely need to push Hayter since fans love her, too.
At the same time, they are definitely teasing Saraya’s return to the ring and she’ll definitely have a match with Britt, either 1v1 or a tag match so it isn’t all on Saraya in case there’s ring rust. Skye & Rayne VS TayJay will be a decent match for Rampage but that promo was not the best. On one hand, TayJay may have a point that Skye is still green in presenting a personality. But Skye saying TayJay, each part having proven themselves in the ring these last three years, is bad. To me, Tay and Jay could each believably take down Rayne, because I still don’t see “it” in Rayne.
National Scissoring Day was hilarious stuff, and was proof that fans really do love The Acclaimed. But while I expected the Gunn Sons to interrupt because of how they’ve been talking crap, it was whose house? SWERVE’S HOUSE! Swerve VS Billy is going to be great, but I would think Swerve wins. Maybe Keith & Swerve have to beat Austin & Colten to get that rematch? Or do we get a Triple Threat again to clear out multiple teams at once? I did like that Sterling just expected The Acclaimed to side with him against their common enemy of Swerve, only for Sterling to take the hit.
I will say, for the backstage crap that went down between Sammy and Andrade, we still got a good group promo from the JAS, a great vignette to hype up the main event, and a great main event match. Unfortunately, Sammy’s nuclear heat detracted from the story that was going on, maybe they should’ve just called an audible and put Hager or one of the 2Point0 boys in there. And in the end, the JAS cheats again because duh, they’re Heels. But with Jericho VS Bryan III for the ROH World title is going to be great stuff next week. With Jericho getting the win here tonight, I would think Bryan wins next week, but we’ll just have to wait and see. I also totally expect Garcia to have a match with Jericho to decide his fate: join BCC as a pro-wrestler, or be stuck in JAS as a sports entertainer.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (10/4/22)
It’s Dark before the Anniversary!
Dark paves the way to the Dynamite Anniversary!
AEW is about to celebrate Dynamite’s Anniversary, but there’s plenty of action in the Dark! Will Dante Martin & Matt Sydal outwork the Workhorsemen?
- Marina Shafir VS Sio Nieves; Shafir wins.
- Ari Daivari w/ The Trustbusters VS AR Fox; Daivari wins.
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/Mark Sterling VS Rohit Raju & Invictus Khash; Nese & Woods win.
- Abadon VS Freya States; Abadon wins.
- Slim J w/ The Trustbusters VS Blake Christian; Slim J wins.
- Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi w/ Peter Avalon VS Eli Isom & Chris Farrow; Nemeth & Bononi win.
- Parker Boudreaux w/ The Trustbusters VS Terry Kid; Boudreaux wins.
- Skye Blue VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Skye wins.
- The Iron Savages w/ JT Davidson VS Gus De La Vega & Levy Valenzuela; The Iron Savages win.
- Dante Martin & Matt Sydal VS The Workhorsemen; Dante & Sydal win.
Good line-up here. I feel like the Trustbusters are gonna sweep the night because they’ll all be supporting each other with Heel tactics. Honestly, I feel Blake Christian and AR Fox would each win their match-ups if they didn’t have to worry about outside distractions. Good to see the former Bear Country, now Iron Savages, Boulder & Bronson, back in action. They’ll definitely get a good return win. And Dante & Sydal VS JD Drake & Anthony Henry is a great tag match, and I would think Dante & Sydal win that.
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