Will this be the best All Out ever?
AEW has been in Chicago all week, but now we go All Out! Will The Elite still reign? Is CM Punk still Best in the World? Is Chris Jericho… done?
- The Buy-In – 10 Man Tag: The Hardy Family Office VS Jurassic Express & Best Friends; Jurassic Express & Best Friends win.
- AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Eddie Kingston; Miro wins and retains the title.
- Jon Moxley VS Satoshi Kojima; Moxley wins.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Kris Statlander; Baker wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match: The Young Bucks VS The Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
- Women’s Casino Battle Royal; Ruby Soho wins and will challenge for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
- The Final Fight: Chris Jericho VS MJF; Jericho wins and can continue wrestling in AEW.
- CM Punk VS Darby Allin; Punk wins.
- Paul Wight VS QT Marshall w/ The Factory; Wight wins.
- AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Christian Cage; Omega wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Buy-In – 10 Man Tag: The Hardy Family Office VS Jurassic Express & Best Friends!
Big Money Matt has been racking up some receipts with Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta, and especially Orange Cassidy. But will having Private Party and The Hybrid2 be enough to keep Hardy’s enemies from collecting?
The teams sort out and the Kentucky Gentleman starts with Hardy, but Hardy is calling out Cassidy! He wants to “DELETE!” Freshly Squeezed so badly, he shoves Chuck at the corner! Chuck tags Yuta instead, he and Hardy tie up but Hardy knees low and shoves Yuta back at the corner! Hardy! Wants! Cassidy! Yuta looks to Cassidy, Cassidy doesn’t complain, so Yuta tags him in. Fans fire up but then Cassidy trolls Hardy by tagging in Luchasaurus! Hardy politely asks Luchasaurus wait, and he tags in Jack Evans! Evans shoves Luchasaurus but he’s the one that goes flying! Fans are fired up for Luchasaurus as Evans speed up, but he gets caught for a tilt-o-whirl SLAM!
Luchasaurus reels Evans in for a wheelbarrow GERMAN SUPLEX! Luchasaurus then glares at Hardy but Hardy tells him he just wanted Cassidy. Tag to Jungle Boy and he knee-boards for a senton! Cover, TWO! JB brings Evans up, Evans throws hands and CHOPS! JB CHOPS back, then CHOPS again! JB knuckle locks, CHOPS and then goes up and up and rebounds to arm-drag! And dropkick! JB kips up and fans fire up! JB stares down the HFO but tags out to Yuta as Isiah Kassidy tags in. Yuta gets around Kassidy to waistlock, Kassidy switches and back suplexes but Yuta lands on his feet. Yuta baits Kassidy into a pop-up but he also has to fight off Marq Quen, too!
Private Party hotshot and leg sweep Yuta, Quen springboards for a SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Quen drags Yuta over, Angelico tags in and the HFO mugs Yuta. Angelico wrenches Yuta’s arm to a wristlock and even Bernie leans as he does it. Yuta wrenches, spins, wrenches more and hooks Angelico up for an IRON OCTOPUS! Evans jumps in and gets an ANKLE LOCK on Yuta! But Chuckie T jumps in to get a SLEEPER on Evans! Kassidy jumps in and jumps onto Chuck for a SLEEPER of his own! JB jumps in and gets an ANKLE LOCK on Kassidy! Quen jumps in and he puts JB in a CRAVAT NECK WRENCH!
Luchasaurus jumps in and tries to figure out what is even going on. Luchasaurus runs and he BLASTS through the whole pile! Fans are thunderous as Luchasaurus CHOPS down Evans, pops Angelico for a FLAPJACK, then CHOPS down Kassidy! Quen runs in but gets a FLAPJACK! Kassidy returns but into a squealing FLAPJACK! Evans staggers up into a choke grip, but he flips through the lift, into a KNEE!! Luchasaurus is becoming the Godzilla of wrestling with how he just wrecked everyone! Hardy gets in and talks at Luchasaurus, but Private Party runs in! Luchasaurus catches them both with choke grips, but Hardy CHOP BLOCKS! Private Party SUPERKICK ENZIGURI COMBO!
Hardy Party POSTS Luchasaurus and he falls out of the ring! But Cassidy gets in and fans fire up again! Hardy Party celebrates already but Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” kicks from behind! He hits Kassidy, Hardy, Quen and back again! Hardy is furious with Cassidy’s antics, swings on him but is shoved out! Private Party wrench and COMPLETE SHOT to knees! Kassidy holds Cassidy for Quen to STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Chuck waistlocks Kassidy but Kassidy elbows free. Kassidy runs in at the corner but Chuck goes up and over! Chuck OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Quen onto Kassidy!
TH2 runs in, but Chuck catches Evans for a facelock! Angelico runs in, Chuck catches him, COMPLETE SHOT DDT COMBO! Chuck builds speed and FLIES to take out Hardy Party! Yuta is up top, he SUPER SPLASHES Angelico! Cover but Evans breaks it! Angelico gets Yuta in a clinch, Evans adds on, NECK-BACK BREAKER COMBO! Then a pop-up into Evans’ KANGAROO KICK! Angelico covers, Chuck breaks it! Quen returns to throw hands and throw Chuck out. Kassidy runs in, Yuta elbows him away, but Quen blocks Yuta’s boot so Kassidy can ROCK Yuta back! Quen runs in again, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Angelico covers, Cassidy breaks it!
Fans fire up as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Angelico whips, Cassidy ducks and dodges, then keeps going to NO HANDS RANA! Private Party returns but Cassidy dodges them to NO HANDS DOUBLE RANA! Evans returns to get a dropkick! No hands kip up, but Hardy attacks Cassidy and gets the TWIST OF FATE! But Chuck tags JB, Yuta and Chuck toss Hardy out then DOUBLE PLANCHA Private Party! Fans fire up for JB as he goes after Kassidy, but Kassidy whips him away. Kassidy ducks JB’s lariat and he falls over, but JB quickly trips up Quen! JB then goes back after Kassidy to suplex for a BRAINBUSTER!
Angelico runs in but JB kicks him down. Evans returns, JB ROCKS him. Angelico helps Evans up in an Electric Chair! But Luchasaurus returns and gives JB a boost with the Electric Chair! Fans fire up as we have a game of chicken, without the pool! Evans and JB SLAP each other back and forth, then JB blocks to CHOP and CHOP and LARIAT Evans down! Then JB BOOTS Angelico! Quen climbs a corner, leaps, but JB ducks under it! It’s just like his entrance with Luchasaurus! JB sits back up, Kassidy is up top now, but JB catches the crossbody for a MOONSAULT POWERSLAM! Even Luchasaurus is shocked at what just happened!
The Blade gets in the ring but Luchasaurus BOOTS him down! Marko Stunt climbs up onto Luchasaurus’ shoulders, and SUPER CROSSBODIES onto The Blade!! Angelico staggers up and Luchasaurus aims, TAIL WHIP! JB gets Angelico for the SNARE TRAP!! Angelico taps, #JurassicFriends wins!!
Winners: Jurassic Express & Best Friends, by submission
Fans sing along with Tarzan Boy as Chuck, Yuta, Cassidy, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt celebrate! Jurassic Express heads out, but then the HFO keep the Best Friends from hugging! WAIT! The Butcher is back!? The biggest mercenary on Hardy’s payroll CLOBBERS Cassidy! The Butcher then gets Cassidy up for the SWINGING URENAGE! But this isn’t the end, as the rest of the HFO regroups and sits Cassidy up. But Jurassic Express returns, and they’ve brought Dante Martin, the Varsity Blonds and members of the Dark Order with them! There are even more friends of the Best Friends than Hardy bet on! Will this turn into an all out war now? Oh wait, you GOT to give the people what they want! That’s the biggest group hug in AEW history!
Dan Lambert and The Men of the Year are up in the nosebleeds!
Lambert shouts into the mic, “I have to say about this company and all you idiots that make up its fanbase, but it was made crystal clear to me that when I pulled up to the arena that former UFC Heavyweight Champions, Andre Arlovski and Junior dos Santos, together with BMF Champion, Jorge Masvidal, and The Men of the Year, Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky, are here for a little less talk and a lot more action!” Ethan Page says, “I love~ you~, Dan!” And All Ego is glad Lambert reached out to him and Scorpio. “Everyone knows the Men of the Year are two very handsome, fashionable men.” Scorpio adds, “They have eyes.”
Ethan says the Men of the Year love to talk their trash, flap their gums and show off the Gift of Gab. Scorpio adds, “They have ears.” Ethan continues by saying, “But everyone on the roster already knows that The Men of the Year are extremely! Dangerous! Men!” Scorpio says “But sometimes, you have to take it to the next level.” That means stepping out of their comfort zones, “and back into the danger zone.” They’ll do that with their new friends, American Top Team! Lambert says they’ve got UFC fighters in the building, Scorpio’s got his new five-year extension signed, sealed and delivered, and Ethan is always looking to feed that ego. The only thing left is Lambert saying whose ass they kick and when!
Lambert asks if Masvidal thinks it’s necessary tonight, and Masvidal feels it is very necessary. So then, who will this arrogant crossover have in their crosshairs first?
AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Eddie Kingston!
God’s Favorite Champion or not, the Bulgarian Brute has been the most brutal TNT Champion yet! But the Mad King knows a lot about getting brutal, so he’s ready to show there ain’t no favorites here! Will Kingston get his crown by dropping Miro on his head? Or will Miro at least redeem himself for getting dropped on Friday?
The introductions are made, Kingston is egging Miro on already but the belt is raised first. The bell rings and we see who’s just that much crazier!
Fans are thunderous already and Miro nods. Miro talks trash, Kingston talks trash, fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Miro gets annoyed and rushes in, but into a knee! Kingston facelocks but Miro holds off the DDT! Miro shoves, drop toeholds then goes for his camel clutch! Kingston slips out, wants the full nelson but Miro breaks free to bail out! Fans boo Miro as he paces and calms down. Kingston waits patiently, fans chant, “F him up, Eddie, F him up!” Miro returns, the two square off again, but Miro blocks the kick only to get a poke in the eye! Kingston CHOPS and CHOPS and has Miro in a corner for MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Kojima is here tonight…
Miro stops the chops, clinches Kingston but Kingston turns it around! EXPLODER! Miro bails out right away but Kingston keeps his cool. Kingston goes out after Miro with fans fired up behind him. But Miro lures Kingston in for a forearm! Miro kicks then whips Kingston into railing, then SPLASHES him against them! MULE KICK! Miro drags Kingston up to whip into more railing! But Kingston comes right back to BOOT Miro down! Kingston refreshes the count and aims from the apron to LEAP, but into a POWERSLAM!! Miro grits his teeth as he has Kingston down now. Miro drags Kingston up to RAM him into the post! Miro scoops Kingston again to RAM him into the other post!
Miro soaks up the heat from Chicago as the ref tells Miro to get this in the ring. The ring count is past 5 of 10, Miro stands Kingston back up and shoves him back in. Cover, ONE!! Kingston flips Miro off but Miro grabs that finger and BITES it! Kingston CLUBS Miro, Miro STOMPS the hand! Miro has wild eyes but Kingston CHOPS! And CHOPS! Miro KICKS Kingston, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off at 4! Miro KICKS Kingston in the back but Kingston just snarls! Kingston SLAPS Miro! And again! And again! Miro eggs Kingston on, Kingston fires off fast shots, but Miro DECKS Kingston with one! Miro then drops elbow after elbow before he covers, ONE!!
Fans fire up with Kingston’s toughness, but Miro fish hooks him into a chinlock! Fans rally as Kingston endures the squeeze. Kingston fights his way up, Miro squeezes tighter to bring him back down, but the fans are still behind Kingston. Kingston throws body shots, gets free and CHOPS again! Kingston powers up to CHOP, but Miro resists the saido! Miro punches and DROPKICKS Kingston to a corner! Miro seethes but then encourages fans to boo and jeer. Miro looks to the heavens, runs corner to corner and SPLASHES! Kingston CHOPS! And CHOPS! Miro is stinging and backs away, but runs back in to SPLASH!
Kingston pushes Miro back, Miro runs in again but this time Kingston dodges! Miro bounces off buckles, Kingston ENZIGURIS him down! Another shot to the neck and Miro goes to the apron. Kingston BLASTS him with a EuroUpper in the back! Fans fire up as Kingston aims, builds speed, but Miro ROCKS him first! Miro hurries back in while Kingston wobbles, but Kingston gets around to SAIDO! Fans fire up again as both men are down! Kingston sits up, Miro follows, and Miro grabs at Kingston. Miro throws a forearm, then keeps Kingston up. Miro throws another forearm, but Kingston shakes his head. Miro forearms again, Kingston grins and CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS!
Miro forearms again! And again! Kingston CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS! Miro ROCKS Kingston with a haymaker, then ROCKS him again! Kingston blocks the third to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! And CHOP! SAIDO! Miro gets right up, but into another SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Miro survives but he clutches his neck and Kingston is nodding. Chicago is thunderous for Kingston as he aims that fist! But Miro bails out before the Uraken comes around! Fans boo but Kingston builds speed again and DIVES! Tope suicida elbow sends Miro into the railing! Kingston drags Miro up, puts him in the ring, but Miro comes right back! Kingston dodges the Best Kick to PERFECT PLEX! Cover, TWO!!!
Kingston can’t believe Miro survives, but the fans haven’t given up! “Let’s Go, Eddie! Let’s Go, Eddie!” Miro slowly rises and Kingston goes to a corner. Both men are hobbling and feeling sore, but Kingston runs in! Miro dodges to fire off forearms into Kingston’s back over and over! The ref counts, Miro waistlocks but Kingston holds onto buckles! A buckle pad comes off as Miro GERMAN SUPLEXES Kingston away! Kingston staggers up and roars but Miro glares and runs in, BEST KICK!! Miro grins and then storms around. “GAME! OVAAAA~!” Stomp to the back, camel clutch, but Kingston holds off the deep stretch! Miro keeps to the regular stretch and bends Kingston back!
Fans are thunderous as Kingston endures! Kingston reaches out a hand, and falls to the ROPEBREAK! Miro is fuming as he has to let Kingston go but the fans are loving this! Miro sees the buckle pad, grips at it as he loses his cool, URAKEN!! TO A DDT!!! Cover, the ref is busy with the buckle pad, TWO!!! Kingston could’ve had it if not for that buckle pad!! The ref tries to defend himself but the fans tell the ref he messed Kingston up! Kingston gets Miro up but Miro is dead weight. Kingston still powers Miro up but Miro is fighting it! So Kingston unleashes Kowata Kicks! Kingston wants to use the bare buckle but the ref stops that by getting in the way!
Miro is grabbing the ropes, the ref tells Kingston to stop, but he completely misses Miro’s LOW BLOW MULE KICK! Kingston staggers back, Miro ROUNDHOUSES! Kingston stays up so Miro runs and runs and BEST KICKS!! Cover, Miro wins!!
Winner: Miro, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Mad King had a perfect strategy, but the ring is itself a variable no one can predict! Miro can barely hold up the title with how his arms feel from all that damage to his neck. Will his grip on the gold start to weaken from here on?
Jon Moxley VS Satoshi Kojima!
The Maniac knows all about the King of Cozy Style, and that’s partly why he’s pissed off! Only one man in all of NJPW was brave enough to accept this open challenge, and it was only the old guard that answered? Will Kojima prove he’s as crazy as Moxley says and find a way to win? Or will Moxley be the only one crazy enough to go all out in Chicago?
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans are fired up already and Kojima offers a handshake. Given that press conference from earlier in the week, Moxley slaps the handshake away to flip Kojima off! Kojima CHOPS Moxley so Moxley CHOPS back! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP as fans let out “WOO~!” Moxley shifts to forearms but Kojima keeps pace! Fans fire up as they speed up with their back and forth! Moxley knees low, runs but into a kick. Kojima runs and runs Moxley over with a shoulder! Moxley staggers up but fans cheer for Kojima’s dancing pecs. Kojima runs at Moxley but Moxley ducks the lariat!
Moxley bails out, but Kojima pursues with a PLANCHA! Fans fire up as both men go down at ringside! Kojima stands first but Moxley follows. Kojima CLUBS Moxley over and over, puts him in the ring and fans are dueling as Moxley knocks Kojima down. Moxley runs to DIVE! Direct hit and Kojima hits railing! Moxley throws up rock ‘n’ roll horns and fans cheer. Moxley stands Kojima up to Russian Leg Sweep him into railing! The ref starts a ring count so Moxley leaves Kojima behind, but Kojima gets up and in at 5 of 10. Moxley looms over Kojima as he stands, and then he stands on Kojima’s hand to stomp it! Kojima clutches those fingers but Moxley grabs at them and pulls!
Moxley lets go of Kojima’s fingers and fans rally up. Kojima gets up, throws body shots but Moxley clinches for knees! Moxley puts Kojima in a corner and CHOPS him! Moxley talks some trash, then CHOPS Kojima again! The ref counts, Moxley lets off to take a bow, then he goes back to CHOP Kojima again! Kojima turns it around to MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Kingston must be so torn watching this! Kojima whips Moxley corner to corner and runs in to forearm smash! Fans fire up as Kojima goes up top! BIG ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Moxley survives but Kojima keeps his focus. Kojima powers up, stands Moxley up and fires of forearm after forearm!
Moxley ducks the discus to SAIDO! Kojima rolls to a corner, Moxley takes aim and runs in to clothesline! Moxley brings Kojima up and shouts, “OSU!” Kojima blocks the suplex, throws body shots, then turns things around to hoist Moxley up top. Kojima throws forearms, climbs up, but Moxley BITES Kojima’s forehead! But Kojima BITES Moxley’s forehead in return! Kojima stands Moxley up to SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up again while Moxley goes to the apron. Kojima goes after Moxley and the brawling returns! Kojima kicks low, reels Moxley in and hits an APRON DDT!! Moxley flounders and falls over but gets himself up and into the ring.
Kojima gets back in, gets Moxley up as fans duel. Kojima hits another DDT! Cover, TWO!! Moxley is still in this but Kojima kicks and cravats. Moxley resists the cutter to get a SLEEPER! Kojima reaches, fans rally, Moxley spins Kojima around for an X PLEX! Cover, TWO! Kojima survives but Moxley gets an ARMBAR! Kojima hurries to clasp hands and fans rally up. Kojima moves around and gets a ropebreak with a foot! Moxley lets go quickly, runs and KNEES Kojima down! Fans fire up, Moxley drags Kojima up again and underhooks the arms! Kojima holds off the Paradigm Shift to turn things around, BRAINBUSTER! Fans are thunderous as Kojima covers, TWO!
Kojima takes off the armband! Fans fire up as he runs, but Moxley ducks the lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Kojima gets up, Moxley LARIATS but Kojima stays up?! Moxley LARIATS again, but still Kojima stays up! Moxley is getting mad now, he runs but into Kojima’s LARIAT! Both men stay up but Kojima is steady. Kojima fires up, whips Moxley but Moxley KNEES him down! Moxley gets Kojima up, PARADIGM- NO! SHORT ARM LARIAT!! KOJI CUTTER!! But Kojima can’t cover from exhaustion! Chicago is thunderous again as both men are down! Moxley gets up, throws haymakers, but Kojima gives them back. Moxley JABS, Kojima forearms! Moxley haymakers, Kojima forearms!
Fans duel as the brawling slowly speeds up again. Moxley gets the edge with many forearms, but runs into a ROLLING ELBOW! Moxley rebounds to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Into a BULLY CHOKE!! Kojima endures the stretching headlock, fans rally up, and Kojima again gets a ropebreak. Moxley lets go in frustration but he gets Kojima up. Moxley talks trash and paces about. Kojima stands, Moxley KICKS him in the ribs! And KICKS! And runs, but Kojima blocks the kick to CLUB the leg! Kojima uses MONGOLIAN CHOPS! He’s calling upon his friend and tag partner, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, as he MONGOLIAN CHOPS again! And again! Moxley HEADBUTTS!
Kojima returns, swings but into Moxley’s underhooks! PARADIGM SHIFT!! But Moxley isn’t done, he drags Kojima up for a DEATH RIDER!!! The higher impact version hits and Moxley covers, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Now that the battle is over, Moxley shows the respect Kojima has more than earned! Moxley says Kojima’s crazy in a good way and bows to the living legend. But with this big win, will- Wait, what is that on the titantron? MINORU SUZUKI!? The Meanest Man in the World comes to AEW!??! Moxley is absolutely stunned, not believing the titantron and the song playing right now. But yes, it IS Minoru Suzuki!! Suzuki goes to the ring and fans are thunderous as we reach the part in the song…! KAZE NI NARE!! Suzuki and Moxley stand face to face as fans lose their minds! And Suzuki even takes off his jacket!
Moxley says he has no problems throwing down, so Suzuki throws a forearm! Moxley bows in thanks then forearms right back! Suzuki gives it back, Moxley asks for a moment, then ROCKS Suzuki back! The forearms keep flying back and forth, faster and faster! Suzuki nods, runs and BOOTS! Moxley laughs along with Suzuki, then runs to LARIAT! Suzuki keeps himself standing and fans are thunderous again! Moxley runs, Suzuki gets around and gets the SLEEPER! Suzuki is showing Moxley how to do this hold properly, then spins him around! Gotch hold, lift, and PILEDRIVER! The Man with the Worst Personality had about the best debut he could in AEW, will he continue to be a lonely warrior against the former AEW World Champion?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Kris Statlander w/ Orange Cassidy!
The Doctor has always seen herself as the face of the Women’s Division, the reason fans tune in to watch, and “the baddest bitch on the block.” It became hard to argue with her after she won this title of Hikaru Shida. But the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien isn’t here to argue, she’s here to fight! Will Statlander win the fight and give Britt reason to work on herself? Or will the AEW Women’s Division still belong to Britt Baker, DMD?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see who holds the gold after going all out!
Britt and Statlander circle and fans rally up. They tie up, Britt waistlocks, Kris wrenches free but Britt wrenches back. Britt has the wristlock, Kris cartwheels and wristlocks in return. Britt shifts, gets a modified Russian Leg Sweep to roll back and go after the arm, but Kris slips free quickly and waistlocks. Britt fights up, Kris shifts to a headlock, but Britt powers her to ropes. The ref counts the ropebreak, both let off but Britt gets a cheap shot in! Britt whips, Kris reverses but Britt sunset flips! Kris rolls through, high stacks but Britt scrambles away to ropes! Rebel and Hayter are there and Kris lets off. Britt gets up, fans rally up, and Kris points with a finger.
Britt stops the boop with a takedown! Kris gets free of the armlock again but now Britt points a finger. “D! M!” Kris stops that to turn the finger onto Britt! Kris makes Britt boop herself! Kris then whips Britt and runs her over with a shoulder! Fans fire up as Kris flexes those “laser guns.” Britt gets up to kick and CLUB Kris back, then whips her to a corner. Kris stops, elbows Britt away, then headstands to BOOT Britt down! Kris hurries up top but Britt is up to fire haymakers! Britt drags Kris out on the ropes for a DRAPING FISHERMAN NECKBREAKER! Rebel gets fans chanting for DMD as Britt kicks Kris out. But Orange Cassidy stands in the way of Rebel and Hayter!
Britt has her minions stand down and aims at Kris from the apron. Britt runs, the kick is blocked but then Britt JAMS Kris into the apron! Kris writhes while Britt goes into the ring and lets the ring count start. Kris staggers up and into the ring but Britt stomps away on her! Cassidy protests as strongly as he can as Britt gets Kris up, snap suplex! Britt wraps on a chinlock and jams in her elbow over and over. Fans rally as Britt wraps on a grounded cobra twist! Kris endures, fights free and elbows Britt down. Britt kicks from the mat, gets up but Kris shoves her and catches her with forearms! Kris backs Britt to a corner for forearms and CHOPS!
Fans fire up as the ref counts and Kris goes corner to corner to forearm SMASH! Then side to side for a KNEE! Snapmare and Britt staggers up. Britt dodges Kris to come back and SLINGBLADE! Glancing stomp and Kris kicks back! FISHERMAN BUSTER FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO!! Kris grows annoyed with Britt and she drags Britt up. Kris reels Britt in for a short arm clothesline! And then another! But Britt dodges, hip toss to a roll-up and then a hook to a backslide! TWO, and Britt SPIKE DDT’s Kris right down! Cover, TWO!! Britt is getting annoyed as she aims at Kris, and she SUPERKICKS her down! Rebel helps Britt with her glove and The Doctor is ready!
Britt kicks at Kris toyingly, but then Kris blocks the superkick! Kris ROUNDHOUSES in return, then gut wrenches, tucks her in, but Britt victory rolls it! TWO, both get up and Kris runs in, into a BUCKLE SHOT! Cassidy checks on Kris but Britt goes to the corner. Britt climbs up, Kris gets up and ROCKS her with forearms first! Kris climbs up to join Britt now, CLUBS her on the back, then brings Britt up for a STALLING SUPERPLEX!! Fans are fired up while both women are down on the mat! Cassidy rallies the fans up and Kris rises. Kris drags Britt around into the drop zone, climbs up the corner, and fans duel as Kris 450 FLOPS! Britt evades, comes back and RINGS OF SATURN!
Britt grabs for Kris’s face but Kris breaks free of the “rings!” So Britt goes for a crossface! They roll, Britt holds on but Kris fireman’s carries! Britt pulls hair and claws at Kris but ends up in an Electric Chair SLAM!! Kris runs to SCISSOR KICK!! Cover, TWO!?! Britt survives and her team is relieved! Britt slumps out of the ring, “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Kris pursues. Kris is on the apron, Britt sees the moonsault coming! Britt dodges and Kris FLOPS on the floor now! Britt runs off the steps for a FLYING CURB STOMP!! Britt goes into the ring to leave Kris to the ring count! Cassidy is concerned but Kris is stirring.
Cassidy gets fired up?! And SHOUTS, “KRIS!! GET UP!!” Kris gets up and in!! Fans are stunned but Britt wants the Rings of Saturn again! Kris moves around, gets Britt’s legs tied up in the deathlock, SPIDER CRAB!! Britt endures being bent, kicks a leg free then kicks Kris with it! Kris lets her go and fans are thunderous again. Kris ends up in a corner, Britt storms over and stomps a mudhole into the alien! The ref tries to back Britt off but she shoves him away to stomp Kris more! The ref counts, Britt stops and then climbs up the corner. Kris flounders up, Britt shouts out her BAYBAY with the PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Or maybe PITTSBURGH Sunrise! Cover, TWO!!!
Britt is shocked, furious, runs, and CURB STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! But Britt just goes for RINGS OF SATURN! AND THE LOCKJAW!!! Kris verbally quits, Britt wins!!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien still isn’t the greatest in AEW! That title literally still belongs to The Doctor! But with the Women’s Casino Battle Royale still to come, who will win that golden ticket to taking on Britt Baker, DMD?
Backstage interview with Andrade El Idolo & Chavo Guerrero.
Alex Marvez asks El Idolo about how his scheduled match with PAC isn’t happening now because of apparent travel issues. We know Team Andrade has done this to Death Triangle before, is he going to claim he isn’t behind these particular issues? Andrade says he is here to fight. Do you think he wants to miss this big, amazing night? Andrade asks his assistant, Jose, if he was the one that cancelled Pac’s flight. Jose says no. Andrade asks Chavo if he was the one who cancelled Pac’s flight. Chavo plays dumb, saying he has no idea about that. Chavo doesn’t even know American Airlines’ number. Not that anyone said Pac was using American Airlines, just saying.
But it doesn’t matter why or how Pac is missing All Out, the point is Pac is scared of El Idolo! Everyone knows that, and the same things happened with the “poor little Lucha Brothers” before. Team Andrade has offered their services, if they don’t want to accept the help then that is on them. So no, they did not cancel the flights. But this Friday on Rampage, El Idolo VS Lil’ Pac. No more excuses. Andrade will even pay for the flight so that he can settle this with Pac! Will the Bastard be more than happy to accept that fight?
AEW World Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match: The Young Bucks VS The Lucha Brothers!
From accepting Don Callis’ advice and seeing things his way, to having the cold spray monkey butler Brandon Cutler constantly running around, it has all led to this! Matt & Nick Jackson must now fight their way out of the steel to hold onto their gold! But when Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix have #CeroMiedo, will that lead them to finally dethroning the Bucks?
The cage lowers and is secured in place, with escape NOT an option. To make the challengers’ entrance even greater, GANGSTA L and MUELAS DE GALLO are live and in person to rap the theme song! As for the Bucks, they of course have The Elite as their posse, but they’re kinda why there’s a cage. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, Callis joins commentary and the cage door is closed! Now we see how much blood, sweat and tears these blood brothers are willing to shed for glory and gold!
Fans are thunderous already for “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix and Penta throw hands but the Bucks return them! The Lucha Bros get the edge and CLUB the Bucks down! The Lucha Bros whip, the Bucks dodge and start climbing! The Lucha Bros stop them, the Bucks kick them away, but Fenix runs and gets a boost to dropkick both Bucks down! Not that it matters, escape wouldn’t end this. The Lucha Bros put the Bucks in opposite corners, Penta KICKS Matt and Fenix CHOPS Nick. They whip the Bucks at each other, the Bucks dosido but the hermanos dodge and do the same! Penta runs at Nick, Fenix runs at Matt, GAMANGIRIS IN STEREO!
Penta keeps Nick down, Matt ROCKS Matt. Penta & Fenix double whip Nick, he goes to the apron and ROCKS Penta. Fenix runs in as Nick climbs, and SHOVES Nick into steel! Matt runs in but Penta pops him up to a headstand! Penta SUPERKICKS, then Fenix knuckle locks and CHOPS Matt! Nick returns the favor as he knuckle locks and CHOPS Penta! Fenix and Nick go to the same corner, go up and up and stare down, Fenix SUPER STEINERS Nick! Penta forearm smashes Matt, whips him to Fenix, fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY! WAZZUP!? Dropkick to Matt’s butt, cover, Nick breaks it! Fenix and Penta coordinate, UNO DOS TRES, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!
Fans are thunderous as Fenix & Penta soak it all in. Penta RAMS Nick into steel, Fenix RAMS Matt into steel, then they trade sides to RAM them into steel again! Penta and Fenix coordinate as they trade partners and they both SPEAR the Bucks into steel! Fenix stomps Nick, he and Penta coordinate again and trade back, but the Bucks dodge! The Lucha Bros crash into the steel! Nick and Matt get in, the Bucks bump Penta off buckles and hoist him up into the corner. They club away on Penta, Nick runs at Fenix but is sent out. Fenix dodges Matt, Matt blocks the kick to catapult Fenix into a GAMANGIRI! Nick DOUBLE STOMPS Fenix then somersaults to DRAPING BACKSTABBER!
Fans boo as Macho Nick soaks up the heat. Penta ends up in the gap between ring and steel, and Matt WRECKS him with a dropkick! Nick and Matt focus on Fenix, Nick sets Fenix up for Matt’s POWERBOMB into the steel! Nick goes to the apron, “YOU’RE DEAD!” PENALTY KICK to Penta! Nick says that kick was good but Chicago still boos. Nick digs his boots into Penta while Matt CLUBS Fenix down. The Bucks regroup as Matt uses a chain to CHOKE Fenix! The fans chant, “Young Bucks Suck!” but Nick chokes Penta now. They again set Fenix up, Matt brings Fenix up but Fenix RANAS Matt into steel! Penta returns to SLINGBLADE Nick once, then SLINGBLADE twice!
Penta whips, Matt reverses, but Penta goes up and over in the corner to BACKSTABBER! Cover, Nick breaks it again! Fenix KICKS Nick, knuckle locks and CHOPS, then goes up and up and uses the cage to jump and arm-drag Matt! Nick tries to drop a senton but Fenix dodges! Penta gets Nick for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fenix adds Matt to this, UNO DOS TRES but the Bucks dodge! Kicks cancel out, Nick wheelbarrow STUNNERS Fenix! Penta somersault CUTTERS Nick! Penta runs at Matt, Matt boots him first, then Matt goes up and around to STUNNER Penta! The Bucks regroup but Fenix BOOTS them!
Fenix dodges, handsprings, the Bucks stop that but Fenix comes back, DOUBLE CUTTERS!! Penta gets Matt up, Fenix SUPERKICKS into the MADE IN MEXICO! Cover, TWO!! The Bucks survive and the Lucha Brothers catch their breath while the fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” and is far from over! Fenix climbs up while Penta fetches Matt. They coordinate but Nick SHOVES Fenix into steel! Matt slips out of the piledriver, gets a SHARPSHOOTER while Nick SAIDOS Fenix on the apron! Penta endures, ropebreaks don’t matter in a cage, but Nick is there to CROSSFACE! The ol’ Cease ‘n’ Desist!
But Fenix dropkicks Nick into the post! And BOOTS Matt on his way in! Nick drags Fenix back out to scrape his sole on Fenix’s face. Fans rally up, the Bucks get Penta back up and Matt puts him in the ropes. Nick climbs up and aims, DRAPING SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives so the Lucha Bros are still in this! The Bucks run at Fenix but he throws forearms on them. Fenix slingshots into a DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Fenix pinballs off the steel and ropes, then Nick drags him back in. Matt scoops Penta for a gut wrench and Nick climbs up. Nick aims, leaps, MISSILE DROPKICK MELTZER DRIVER! Double covers, TWO!!! The Bucks are furious but the fans are loving it!
Penta goes to a corner, fans are strongly behind the Lucha Brothers, but the Bucks have Fenix! B T E- NO! Fenix dodges and knees hit each other! Springboard but the crossbody is caught! Matt brings Fenix around but Fenix slips out and shoves Matt into Nick! Nick hits steel, Fenix runs the ropes but Matt LOW BLOW KICKS him straight up! No disqualification but still not cool! Matt LOW BLOWS Penta, too! The Bucks grin as they use the rules to their advantage, and Callis is saying this is what greatness is! Matt gets Fenix up, fireman’s carries, Nick is up top! MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! The full combo hits, Matt covers, but Penta SUPERKICKS Matt down!
Fans are thunderous again and Nick is furious. Nick sits Penta up and throws hands, then even tears at Penta’s mask! Matt does the same to Fenix! Fans boo at this disrespect as Penta’s face is a third of the way exposed. Fans chant “F*** THE YOUNG BUCKS!” as the Bucks get Fenix up for a DOUBLE LAWN DART into steel! Matt signals to Brandon Cutler, and he has a bag?! Cutler does his best to TOSS the bag into the ring, and he clears it! Matt smiles as he undoes his custom Nike to put on what’s in the bag! Matt has THE THUMBTACK SOLE NIKE!! Matt puts this shoe on as the fans chant “YOU SICK F***!”
Penta sits up in a daze, already badly bleeding from the fingernails that were digging into his forehead. Fenix crawls to ropes and Matt aims with the killer Nike! But Penta as the older brother shields his younger brother! Fans cheer this show of brotherly love, so Matt SUPERKICKS Penta down!! Fenix sees this but Nick brings him up and RAMS him into steel again. Matt sits up top, sticks his spiked Nike out, and Nick whips Penta, only for Penta to put on the brakes! Nick knees Penta low, then throws more knees and tries again! Penta gets TACKS TO THE FOREHEAD!! And he can’t get away, the mask is caught! Nick DIGS Penta’s forehead into the tacks!!
Matt and Nick make Penta suffer, then Matt holds Penta in place. Nick runs corner to corner to BOOT Penta in even deeper! Penta now has a crimson mask to make up for the gap in his real mask. The Bucks have Penta by his arms, but they see Fenix staggering over. Matt SUPER-TACK KICKS him! Nick POISON-RANAS Fenix down!! The Bucks get Penta again, B T E TRIGGER!!! Cover, Fenix breaks it?!?! Fans are electric for the heart and soul of the Lucha Brothers! Penta sputters but he’s fired up! The Bucks get Fenix, Matt has his spiked Nike like a boxing glove, but Fenix BOOTS him away! Fenix elbows Nick, dodges, Nick back drops him but he uses that to RANA Matt!
Fenix fires off mule kicks on Nick, runs at the corner to JUMP SOBAT Matt, then he hoists Matt up before he SCREW HIGH KCIKS Nick! Fenix sees the spiky Nike and he DECKS Nick! UPPERCUT to Matt! Fenix gets Matt in position, but not just for a Muscle or a Kinniku Man! He spins for a BLACK FIRE PILEDRIVER!!! Cover, TWO!??! Matt survives and fans are electric all over again! Fenix and Penta sputter through the blood as the Bucks crawl around. Penta gets Matt, fires himself up, and Fenix is up top! Nick shoves Fenix again but Fenix goes Spider-Man! Nick goes after him and they brawl on the side of the cage!
Penta and Matt pursue, each going after the enemy brother. Penta drags Nick down, Matt drags Fenix down, and they stare down! CERO MIEDO, DOUBLE APRON PACKAGE PILEDRIVERS!! Now the older brothers brawl and fans go nuts! Penta headbutts away on Matt, runs in at the corner but Matt puts him up top. Matt ROCKS Penta, and ROCKS him again! Penta BOOTS back, Matt throat chops in return! Penta still climbs, Matt pursues, and they brawl on the top rope! Fans go nuts already seeing what Penta’s planning! CERO! MIEDO! SUPER DESTROYER!!! Fans lose their minds as all four men are down!
Penta sits up first, Nick sits up and is bleeding from that Nike spike attack. Chicago wants them to “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! Callis says the fans are heartless but he’s the one who applauded the Nike with spikes. Nick CHOPS Fenix, Fenix CHOPS Matt, so Matt CHOPS Penta and Penta CHOPS Nick! Nick SUPERKICKS Fenix! Fenix stays up to SUPERKICK Matt! Matt manages to stay up and he SUPERKICKS Penta! Penta wobbles but he SUPERKICKS Nick! Nick SUPERKICKS Fenix down! Penta SUPERKICKS Nick down, but then Matt SUPERKICKS Penta down! Matt says Bucks are superior for having the last man standing!
But then Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Matt! Nick kips up to SUPERKICK Fenix! Penta kips up to SUPERKICK Nick! Matt ducks Penta’s roundhouse, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES take the older brothers down! Fans are even more electric now that everyone’s down again! Fenix manages to sit up first and Nick follows. The younger brothers brawl with forearms back and forth, and Fenix gets the edge! Fenix whips, Nick reverses but Fenix reverses back! Nick flips around the ropes, dodges Fenix, but Fenix Tiger Feints to rewind and HEEL KICK! Penta gets Nick fast, the Lucha Bros coordinate, LB DRIVER!! Cover, Matt breaks it!! And fans are volcanic now!
Fenix hurries after Matt, throws him into the steel, then coordinates with Penta again. But then Penta wants to escalate and points to the top! Fenix agrees, climbs up the steel, and Penta brings Matt around again. Fenix reaches the top, aims down below, but Nick SUPERKICKS Penta! Nick sees Fenix and hurries up after him! Fenix isn’t sure about climbing down so he PENALTY KICKS Nick down! Penta lines the Bucks up, Fenix LEAPS! ATMOSPHERIC CROSSBODY!!! Then the Lucha Brothers set Nick up, ASSISTED FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, THE LUCHA BROTHERS WIN!!!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Chicago explodes with cheers for Penta and Fenix! Callis is speechless for once as Alex Abrahantes get to celebrate with HIS team! And to paraphrase the sign in the crowd, THIS is why we all love pro-wrestling! The Elite has lost these titles and now the Lucha Brothers stand atop the mountain! And perhaps best of all, Penta gets to celebrate this with his daughters! Will the Lucha Brothers be leading a new charge as AEW enters year three?
Women’s Casino Battle Royal!
Britt Baker is still the AEW Women’s World Champion, but there is no rest for the wicked. The first 20 of the 21 entries in this match are known, divided into suits, and will be sent out one group at a time, with the “Joker” left for last. But in the end, there can only be one ace that stands tall above the rest! Who uses luck of the draw to win the jackpot and get that golden ticket to a title match?
First up are the Clubs! In this group we have… Former champion Hikaru Shida! Local favorite, Skye Blue! The Queen of Joshi Pro, Emi Sakura! The Hardy Family Office’s rabid Bunny! And the Living Dead Girl, ABADON! Will one of these first five be the last one left?
The bell rings, Sakura hits her former student Shida then runs. But Shida scoops Sakura for a tilt-o-whirl SLAM! Bunny and Abadon stop staring down to both kick Skye Blue! Shida runs but into Emi’s tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Shida and Sakura brawl while Skye Blue gets mugged. Shida and Sakura bump into Abadon and Bunny, Sakura ROCKS Abadon while Bunny kicks Shida! Skye goes after Sakura, Bunny and Skye run but into DOUBLE TILT-O-WHIRL BACKBREAKERS! Student and teacher stare down but Abadon walks right over. Abadon shrieks while twisting her own neck and that scares Sakura away! Abadon goes after Shida and fires off in the corner!
Bunny goes after Skye but Skye fires forearms! Shida fights Abadon to keep her from biting her neck! Fans fire up with Skye but Bunny knees low! Bunny runs but Skye KNEES her against ropes! Skye pushes Bunny down, but Abadon is creeping up on her! Fans freak out and Abadon shoves Skye down! Skye stays on the apron, she ROCKS Abadon, but Abadon BOOTS and ELIMINATES Skye! But then Bunny dumps and ELIMINATES Abadon! Bunny laughs and fans laugh at Abadon for getting karma, but the brawling of Sakura and Shida continues behind Bunny. Sakura throws Shida down to hook her up into the ROMERO SPECIAL SURFBOARD! And Bunny just frolics.
Bunny then scrapes her sole on Sakura’s face! Sakura lets Shida go, Bunny stomps them both down. Bunny CLUBS Sakura, gets her up and Shida joins in! Sakura fights them both off, Sakura CHOPS Bunny but Shida kicks Sakura low. Sakura pulls Shida’s hair, laughs and THROWS Shida to a corner! Sakura brings Shida up as the countdown begins, and Sakura hits a BACKBREAKER as we draw the… DIAMONDS! And rushing out for this group is Anna Jay! She goes right at Bunny and they brawl now! Bunny shoves Jay, Jay comes back to wrench and HOOK KICK! Shida kicks Sakura down, Kiera Hogan makes her way out and BOOTS Shida right down!
KiLynn King comes out, just call her the King of Diamonds! Diamante and Nyla Rose hurry out, and Diamante hits King with SLICED BREAD! The Native Beast CLOBBERS Shida while Diamante and Kiera work together. Hmm, that combo seems familiar… Sakura CROSSBODIES Nyla into Shida, and Bunny is brawling with Jay more. Kiera SUPERKICKS King, she and Diamante work on hoisting her up but King fights them off. Sakura ends up on the apron, Shida throws hands but then Diamante runs in! Shida sends Diamante into Sakura, then BOOT WASHES them both! Shida ELIMINATES Sakura, then focuses on Diamante!
Kiera is up top but Nyla off King. Nyla PELES Kiera and ELIMINATES her! Then Nyla KICKS and CLOTHESLINES King out of the ring to ELIMINATE her! Shida fights Diamante off then dodges Nyla to RAN- NO! Nyla brings Shida up and BEAST BOMBS her out to ELIMINATE her!! It seems Diamante is an honorary Vicious Vixen as she and Nyla share a new secret handshake. Nyla goes after Bunny, Diamante is after Jay. The vixens go to dump them out but Jay and Bunny fight them off. Then Jay goes to throw Bunny out! Bunny fights free, and Nyla turns on her ally! Every woman for herself, right?
Diamante fights Nyla and Bunny brings Jay around. Bunny whips Jay hard into buckles then kicks the legs out. Diamante digs her boots into Nyla, Bunny runs corner to corner to SLIDING FOREARM Jay! Diamante BUZZSAWS Nyla, the countdown returns and now we draw… HEARTS! And first out is Thunder Rosa! La Mera Mera goes right at Nyla and Nyla wants her to pump the brakes! NOPE! SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Penelope Ford takes her time but helps out Bunny, then it’s Riho! Penelope dodges Jay’s heel kick by going Matrix, then pops up to STUNNER! Jamie Hayter hurries out to represent Team DMD, Bunny KNEES Jay down!
Riho goes after the Superbad Girl and Bunny and puts them on the ropes! DOUBLE 619! Hayter BOOTS Riho, Big Swole is here to go after Diamante! Nyla goes after Rosa, Hayter stomps Riho, and Bunny works with Ford to go after Jay since Tay Conti isn’t here yet. Swole BOOTS Diamante down then gets her up for a suplex! Hayter mule kicks Riho out of the ring and she hits the floor, but even Hayter says Riho is NOT eliminated because that was through the bottom rope! Diamante runs at Swole at the ropes but Swole dumps her out! Diamante CLUBS Swole, Swole runs in and HEADBUTTS Diamante! Diamante IS ELIMINATED, but then Hayter dumps and ELIMINATES Swole!!
Swole and Diamante still fight each other all the way to the back! Ford and Bunny still gang up on Jay, Hayter stomps Rosa. Nyla and Hayter work together to go after Rosa but the fans strongly rally behind her. Rosa boots them away, ROCKS Hayter then CLOBBERS Nyla! Ford and Bunny take their time with Jay while Rosa runs to DROPKICK Nyla against ropes! Rosa stomps a mudhole into Hayter and then runs to dropkick her down! The countdown is back once more, and that means the SPADES are here! And first out IS Tay Conti! Conti hurries to help Jay against Bunny and Ford, firing off on Bunny first! TAY K O!!
Red Velvet runs out and goes right at Hayter! Dodge and SPEAR!!! Velvet throws Hayter into a corner while Leyla Hirsch rolls in. Hirsch gets Ford for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Then GERMAN SUPLEX for Bunny! Jade Cargill is here as Hirsch GERMAN SUPLEXES Nyla! Cargill DECKS Hirsch just as Rebel arrives to further support Team DMD! Rebel DECKS Velvet, rains down fists, and then Hayter helps out. Nyla gets her shots in, Bunny is after Jay while Conti and Ford brawl in another corner. Velvet ducks and dodges Team DMD to TORNADO DDT! Conti is stuck on the top rope but she sits up to CLUB away on Ford!
Velvet throws Rebel out but Rebel thinks she’s safe as she lands on the apron. Rebel goes to step in, Velvet kicks her legs out and Rebel ends up doing the splits! Velvet then dropkicks Rebel down and ELIMINATES her! Velvet blows her a kiss and then tells her to kiss this. Bunny and Jay end up on the apron, Jay blocks a boot to SUPERKICK and ELIMINATE the Bunny! But then Ford BOOTS Jay and ELIMINATES her! Conti says no no, she BOOTS Ford into the ropes! Ford is dazed, Conti drags her around and works to haul her out of the ropes. Cargill trophy lifts Hirsch to TOSS her out onto everyone else and ELIMINATE her!! #ThatBitch then helps Nyla stomp away on Rosa!
Hayter CLUBS Velvet, Ford HOTSHOTS Conti, and the business partnership of Cargill and Nyla starts struggling to keep Rosa down! Fans chant for “RUBY SOHO!” in hopes of drawing the right Joker. The countdown is done and the Joker is… RUBY SOHO! They guessed right! Fans are fired up and Ruby is flattered as she now reaches #DestinationAEW! Ruby rushes in and fires right off on Cargill! Cargill shoves her away, Ruby bobs ‘n’ weaves under Cargill’s shots then she stomps Cargill’s foot! Ruby runs to YAKUZA KICK Cargill! Nyla shoves Ruby, tilt-o-whirl but Ruby slips out to cording hold and fire off shots!
Nyla HEADBUTTS Ruby down, but Rosa runs in to step up off Ruby and RANA Nyla! Fans are thunderous as Rosa KNEES Nyla for good measure! Rosa and Ruby go after Cargill with big forearms, then they double whip. Cargill reverses to DECK Rosa and pump handle FACEBUSTER Ruby! Conti and Ford brawl, Conti gets the drop sayanagi hat trick! Wait, Ford handsprings through, while Cargill just TOSSES and ELIMINATES Hayter! Britt’s plans fail here, someone will be gunning for her title! Cargill goes after old rival, Red Velvet, Conti whips Ford away and then gets around her to swing and- NO, Ford lands on her feet! Conti BOOTS but Ford HEEL KICKS!
Cargill tosses Velvet at the ropes but Velvet holds on! Cargill dumps Velvet up and out and ELIMINATES her! But then Nyla dumps and ELIMINATES Cargill!! Mark Sterling is furious but Vickie Guerrero laughs triumphantly. And while Conti and Ford still scrap, we have our final five of Ruby Soho, the Superbad Girl, the Blackbelt Brazilian, the Native Beast and La Mera Mera! Ford puts Conti up top, Conti fights back and shoves Ford away, and then Ruby and Rosa go after Nyla together! Conti body scissors Ford up and over then throws her down, Conti ELIMINATES Ford! Nyla fights off Ruby and Rosa, then DECKS Conti to ELIMINATE her!!
Five became three pretty quickly, but fans are fired up for Rosa and Ruby. They stand together against Nyla still but Nyla kicks Ruby down and shoves Rosa. Nyla uses both hands to SLAM Ruby down! Rosa staggers up into a fireman’s carry, and Nyla hits a SAMOAN DROP! Vickie cheers and Nyla says she’s going to be a two-time champion! Nyla stomps Ruby down and stands on her neck! Fans are thunderous for Ruby, even as Nyla puts her in a Tree of Woe! Nyla takes her time soaking up the heat but she spots Rosa getting up. Nyla runs in but Rosa dumps her to the apron! Nyla holds on but Rosa DROPKICKS and ELIMINATES her!!! And now it’s just Rosa and Ruby.
Fans are loving this as the two stare down from afar. Ruby and Rosa circle, approach, and are enjoying this moment. They each egg the other on, then start shoving. Rosa CHOPS Ruby but Ruby CHOPS back! Rosa CHOPS again, Ruby takes a moment and CHOPS back! Rosa talks trash before she CHOPS Ruby again! Ruby staggers into a EuroUpper, then Rosa CHOPS her again! And again! Rosa whips, ROCKS Ruby against ropes, but Ruby follows to ROCK her back! Rosa follows Ruby to ROCK her again, then scoops! Ruby slips out, wrenches and whips around and around to send Rosa up and out! Rosa holds on, gets Ruby in a facelock first and drags her up and out!
The two hold on, Rosa stomps and kicks at Ruby! Ruby keeps a leg on the apron and hits back. Ruby blocks a kick to KNEE Rosa! Rosa holds on with one hand and gets herself back up! Ruby reels Rosa in but Rosa fights back with elbows! Ruby gets a waistlock and tries to pull Rosa from the ropes! Fans duel for these two as Rosa drags Ruby back up to CLUB away on her! Rosa fireman’s carries, Ruby fights that and POSTS Rosa! Rosa holds on by a hand again, but Ruby brings her in for a RIOT KICK! ROSA FALLS, RUBY WINS!!
Winner: Ruby Soho (NEW Challenger to the AEW Women’s World Championship)
Chicago is thunderous for the wild one winning the big one! Will Ruby’s next destination be taking the title from Britt Baker?
The Final Fight: Chris Jericho VS MJF!
Even after the Herculean gauntlet of the Five Labours of Jericho, Le Demo God could NOT defeat Maxwell Jacob Friedman 1v1. But MJF saw the desperation in Jericho’s eyes when he asked for this match, and of course pounced on this opportunity! Will the Salt of the Earth rub salt in all the wounds when HE gets to be the one to say, “I retired Chris Jericho?”
Because he already sees himself as the new “king” of pro-wrestling, MJF of course wears a king’s robe out to the ring. However, fans fire up for the live guitar performance of Judas, courtesy of Fozzy’s Billy Gray! Fans sing along and Jericho even brings Floyd the Baseball Bat with him as he soaks up the moments before what could be his last match in AEW or anywhere. And all of it just pisses MJF off. The bell rings and MJF waits on Jericho as he takes off his vest and gloves. Fans are thunderous for Jericho already and he fires up with it! MJF and Jericho circle, but then MJF grabs the vest and bails out with it to wipe his ass with it. MJF even tears up signs fans have in support of Jericho!
MJF goes back to the ring, he ties up with Jericho as fans call MJF an a-hole, and Jericho puts MJF in the corner. MJF pulls hair to get a headlock but Jericho powers out. Jericho and MJF ram shoulders but no one falls so they egg each other on. Jericho runs, they RAM shoulders again but again no one falls. MJF runs now, but Jericho dodges him to come back and he runs Jericho over! Jericho then runs at MJF again but into an arm-drag! Jericho arm-drags back, the double dropkicks cancel out, and MJF kips up! Fans are fired up again as the two stand off. MJF and Jericho start throwing hands and Jericho gets the edge. Jericho blocks a kick to trip MJF, but MJF resists the Walls!
MJF pulls hair to make this a cradle, TWO! Jericho gets up but MJF CLOBBERS him! Fans boo but MJF soaks up the heat. Jericho bails out, MJF pursues and throws hands on him! MJF puts Jericho against the railing to CHOP him! Jericho ROCKS MJF, stalks him around the way now, and then he RAMS MJF into railing! The railing comes loose and fans are getting even closer to this now as Jericho throws down a water bottle on MJF. Jericho gets MJF up to ROCK him with a haymaker, and MJF flounders back against event security. Jericho then THROWS MJF into barriers near the back! Fans fire up as Jericho shows off a sign, “HEY BUDDIES!” Jericho SLAPS MJF with that sign!
Jericho brings MJF around, punches him back towards the ringside, and he brings a stanchion with him? Jericho throws it down on MJF’s back! MJF scurries into the ring but Jericho pursues. Fans stay fired up for Jericho as he goes at the corner, TRIANGLE DROPKICK! MJF falls and fans fire up more as Jericho builds speed, only to baseball slide into the apron skirt! MJF hammers away, throws knees into Jericho again and again, then gets space to soak up the heat. MJF goes back to Jericho, puts him back in the ring, then he stomps Jericho’s hands. MJF clamps onto an arm for a mounted armlock and Jericho endures.
MJF tells fans to shut up with the clapping and cheer so they boo MJF instead. Jericho fights up and CHOPS MJF! Jericho runs, but into an ARMBAR DDT! Cover, TWO! MJF wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then mocks the fans that he can’t hear them. MJF CLUBS the arm more, reels Jericho up and suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! MJF snarls as he looms over Jericho. MJF mocks the clapping by clapping with Jericho’s hand, then he BITES the fingers! The ref counts, MJF stops and taunts the fans more. MJF gets Jericho up, makes vulgar gestures with Jericho’s hand, then goes to suplex. Jericho blocks to snap suplex MJF! Fans cheer as MJF writhes and Jericho fires himself up.
MJF gets up as fans rally for Jericho. Jericho throws forearms and CHOPS, then CHOPS again. Jericho whips and CLOBBERS MJF with a cross chop! Then a BULLDOG! MJF staggers up, Jericho spins him around, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! MJF crawls to a corner and Jericho stomps and CHOPS him! Jericho has fans fire up as he CHOPS MJF again! Jericho whips corner to corner, MJF elbows him away then hops up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF brings Jericho along by his arm and WRINGS him out into the buckles! Cover, TWO! Jericho stays in this and MJF grows frustrated. Fans rally back up as MJF stands and brings Jericho back up.
MJF CLUBS Jericho, throws a headbutt, then CHOPS Jericho against ropes. MJF flips off the fans to piss them off more before he CHOPS Jericho again. MJF struts around, hip thrusts at the fans, but then Jericho dumps him out on the apron! MJF hotshots the arm, reels Jericho in, APRON HEATSEEKER!! Jericho flops out of the ring and MJF lets the ring count start! Jericho is still down as the count reaches 5 of 10, then 7! Fans rally for Jericho, they don’t want it to end with a cheap finish! Jericho springs up at 8 and slides in at 9! And then he avoids MJF’s stomp! MJF hurries out after Jericho, and LIONSAULTS?! Jericho avoids it and then pops MJF up to APRON POWERBOMB him!
MJF is down, perhaps regretting going out of his comfort zone. Jericho gets in the ring and MJF follows. Fans rally up again as MJF gets frustrated and stands. Jericho stands to ROCK MJF with a right! MJF body shots but Jericho haymakers! MJF returns with forearms, the two brawl but MJF rakes the eyes! Jericho still ducks the punch to throw a body shot! Jericho runs, is put on the apron, but he goes up top and leaps! MJF steals the CODE BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!! MJF does his best Jericho imitation but Jericho doesn’t lose to it! MJF gets up to get Jericho up but the pain his own back brings him down. MJF is pissed and forces himself up while fans still rally.
Jericho sits up, MJF brings him up but Jericho trips MJF! Jericho has the legs but MJF kicks him away! Jericho runs in to run MJF over, then LIONSAULTS! Jericho’s hits! Cover, TWO!! Fans cheer, “YOU STILL GOT IT!” as Jericho gets up again. MJF is in a corner, Jericho runs in and clotheslines! And unleashes point-blank lariats again and again! Fans count 10, Jericho puts MJF up top to CHOP! Jericho climbs, and he rains down fists! Fans count 10 this time, but MJF turns Steiner into a SUPER SIT OUT POWERBOMB! But MJF’s own back is wracked with pain! MJF crawls as fans rally up for Jericho. Cover, TWO!! MJF is too sore to be upset as he and Jericho go to opposite ends.
MJF drags himself up the ropes while Jericho sits up. MJF hobbles over, and he BITES Jericho’s forehead! The ref reprimands, MJF stops, and MJF puts Jericho up top. MJF throws forearms, climbs up, but Jericho resists the superplex. Jericho throws body shots, shoves MJF down and then adjusts to FLYING CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and Jericho is down, but here comes Wardlow?! But wait, so does Jake Hager! They brawl to keep each other from helping their team leader! Referees rush out to get them out of here, but MJF has crawled to get Floyd! BASEBALL BAT TO THE HEAD!! Fans boo but the ref missed it completely!
MJF aims from the corner as Jericho slowly staggers up. “GOOD-BYE, JERICHO!!” MJF runs to STEAL JUDAS EFFECT!!! Cover, ROPE- WHAT?! MJF WINS?!?!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (Chris Jericho is done wrestling in AEW)
Wait, no, another ref points out the ropebreak to Aubrey! MJF is confused, is this changing the result?! The announcement is made, the ropebreak was spotted and so this match CONTINUES! MJF is furious and argues with Aubrey but Jericho rolls MJF up! TWO!!! Jericho hurries up to his feet, MJF ducks Judas Effect to get the SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA!!! MJF thrashes the arm, Jericho endures, fans are going nuts as Jericho turns it to a cover! TWO, and MJF goes back for the arm! Jericho pushes through to get the legs! MJF fights but Jericho hits him back and goes to turn MFJ over! MJF resists but can’t hold it off, WALLS OF JERICHO!!!
Fans are electric as MJF endures Jericho’s signature hold! MJF bites his own fingers to ignore the pain in his back! MJF reaches but Jericho drags him away, and sits DEEP! MJF taps, Jericho wins!!!
REAL Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (does NOT have to stop wrestling in AEW)
The Inner Circle comes out in full, from Hager to Sammy to Santana and Ortiz! They celebrate with their fearless leader that this isn’t the end but just another beginning! Will this new chapter for Le Champion bring him back to a title?
CM Punk VS Darby Allin!
After seven years of everyone everywhere in pro-wrestling asking again and again, the Best in the World is finally getting back in the ring! And no better place to do it than in Punk’s backyard of Chicago! But Darby’s entrance starts with another masterful vignette. “Most people tiptoe through life, hoping they make it safely to death. – Earl Nightingale.” The body bag is back, and it’s got “BEST IN THE WORLD” written all over it. The bag is brought up into the air by a helicopter, where Darby is perched in the doorway. They fly together, then Darby drops out to go past the body bag. The Relentless One “lands” and makes his entrance to the ring!
The Icon sees him out, but lets him handle this one alone, just as he promised. Darby’s skateboard has half Punk, half skull on it, more imagery predicting a possible outcome for tonight. But as soon as Darby’s music stops, the chants of “C M PUNK! C M PUNK!” start up again. Cult of Personality plays and Chicago once again belongs to one man! Darby soaks up the moment just as much as anyone, and Punk decides to sit down with him! Fans cheer as the two stare down this way, “This is Awesome!” “Holy s*it!” Darby stands, takes off the jacket and shows the pant has expanded to cover half his body, not just his face! Punk likes that, and the bell rings!
Punk and Darby circle, tie up, and are in a collar ‘n’ elbow deadlock. Darby gets under to arm-drag Punk down, and Punk nods that Darby made a smart move. The two reset, circle again as fans rally and duel hard as they have all night, and Punk tests the waters with kicks. They tie up, Punk headlocks but Darby powers out, only for Punk to run him over with a shoulder! Darby scrambles away and Punk seems to be getting back into things. Punk and Darby circle as fans chant, “WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK!” Punk pretends like he doesn’t understand who that’s for and points between him and Darby. Of course fans cheer harder for Punk!
Punk and Darby feel things out again, tie up, and Punk headlocks. Punk grinds the hold, Darby powers up and wrenches to a hammerlock. Punk works on an escape but Darby spins through to hold onto the hammerlock! Fans rally and duel again as again Darby spins through with Punk to hold the hammerlock down. Punk tries to reach back, and he manages to snapmare but Darby rolls through again to keep the hammerlock! Darby uses his forehead for a point of leverage but Punk sits up. Punk gets to his feet, Darby schoolboys, ONE! Punk elbows Darby down and shakes out his arm. Fans cheer as Punk keeps up with Darby. Punk scoops and SLAMS Darby, covers, ONE!
Punk wraps onto Darby with a chinlock but Darby endures as Punk leans on him. Darby fights up, Punk shifts to a headlock but Darby powers out and follows to then shoulder tackle! Things speed up, Punk hurdles and runs but Darby drops and leaps, into a fireman’s carry! Darby gets right out of there to not even give Punk the GTS! Darby is a bit frustrated he got caught, but Punk patiently waits for Darby to come back. Punk appreciates the “YOU STILL GOT IT!” chants as Darby slowly returns. Darby and Punk reset, tie up, and Punk headlocks. Darby powers out, Punk blocks the hip toss to whip but Darby goes up to flying arm-drag! And back body block in the corner! Then another!
Darby fires up as Punk sits down, and Darby stands Punk up to whip him corner to corner. Punk reverses hard, and Darby gets POSTED! Darby falls out of the ring and writhes as the ref checks on him. Darby’s back already shows the welt from hitting the square steel but Punk goes out after Darby. Punk gets Darby in the ring and shoots the half, TWO! Darby is still in this but Punk goes right at that welt with a knee. Darby resists but Punk gets a partial Bow ‘n’ Arrow stretch. Fans rally and duel, Darby gets the ROPEBREAK! Punk stomps Darby as he lets off, then apologizes to the ref as he gets Darby up. BIG back suplex, cover, TWO!
Punk digs a knee into Darby’s back as he gets the arms for a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally, Darby endures, but Punk shifts to a chinlock. Darby fights up, throws body shots, runs but into a kitchen sink knee! Punk catches his breath, looms over Darby and brings him up by an ear. Punk gets around to put Darby in a cobra twist! Darby endures, fans rally and duel but Punk cranks on the chinlock part of the stretch. Darby fights free, throws body shots and forearms! Punk wobbles, Darby runs but Punk tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! Punk goes right back to a chinlock to grind Darby down. Darby still endures as the fans still duel.
Darby fights up, but Punk gets him back in that cobra twist! Darby pries his way free, Punk CLUBS him in the ribs then whips him to ropes, but Darby turns things around to THROWBACK STUNNER! Both men are down and fans fire up! The standing count begins, Darby and Punk slowly rise at 3 and stand at 4. Darby throws SLAPPING strikes, runs, dodges and springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Darby then gets Punk’s arm, wrenches it and steps through to La Magistrol! TWO, Darby runs in but into a fireman’s carry! Darby sunset flips it, TWO! Darby fires off strikes and runs in, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Punk survives and fans are thunderous again!
Fans rally and duel more as Darby drags himself towards the corner. Darby climbs up but Punk hurries to shove him down! Darby is stuck up top but Punk climbs up behind him. Punk gets Darby up for a SUPER BACK- NO! Darby made it a crossbody! Cover, TWO!! Darby and Punk crawl around, Darby gets to a corner and stands to run in, jackknife cover! TWO as Punk bridges and spins, but then he fireman’s carries, G T S!! But Darby falls out of the ring!! Punk can’t believe he misjudged that one! But he lets the ring count climb, and it gets past 5! Darby still doesn’t move, but then it gets to 8 and Darby springs up to get in at 9!!
Punk keeps his cool and he says he’s going to end this one now. Punk stands Darby up, throws heavy forearms over and over, then puts Darby in a corner. Punk goes corner to corner, to SHINING WIZARD! And then he reels Darby in for a short arm LARIAT! Fans fire up as Punk says night-night! Punk goes back to Darby, drags him back up, but Darby is deadweight! Punk still drags Darby up, fireman’s carries again, but Darby throws elbows to the chin and neck! Darby brings Punk down with those shots and he keeps going! Fans are thunderous as Darby finally lets off. Punk drags himself to the apron but Darby builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit with that Coffin Tope!
But speaking of, Darby goes up top as Punk is on the outside. SUPER SWANTON BOMB to a standing CM Punk! Both men are down again but “THIS IS AWESOME!” as Darby puts Punk in the ring. Darby climbs up top with Punk in a drop zone! Darby mocks the night-night, and COFFIN DROPS but FLOPS as Punk sits up! Punk is clearly having a lot of fun now but Darby catches him to a ghost pin! TWO, and fireman’s carry! GO TO- NO! Darby trips Punk, ties up the legs, LAST SUPPER! TWO!?! Punk narrowly escapes but Darby runs in, into a wicked calf kick! Fans are thunderous again as Punk watches Darby go to a corner. Punk runs in but into BOOTS!
Darby runs in to hop up, but no throwback or Poison-Rana! Fireman’s to GO TO SLEEP!! Cover, Punk wins!!
Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall
It was a true homecoming for Punk, and he earned this one from the Relentless young star! CM Punk tells the camera, “It’s not like I f**king forgot.” Seven years of waiting and wondering, and now no one has to doubt if Punk’s back! Sting returns, makes sure Darby is good, then offers a handshake to Punk. Fans cheer as Punk accepts it! They both then go to help Darby, and Punk assures Darby that he has Punk’s respect, too. Chicago sure shows their respect for Darby, but Darby wants to stand up on his own first. Darby gets to his feet with the ropes, Punk offers him a handshake, and Darby accepts it. What is next for all these icons, both past, present and future?
Paul Wight VS QT Marshall w/ The Factory!
The Giant said there was going to be no BS now that he was here in AEW, but there has been plenty of utter crap coming out of The Gifted and his stable of henchmen. After the Gunn Club shocked us all by turning on Wight for their own selfish reasons, has QT lucked out in not needing to face the World’s Largest Athlete? Or has all this only awoken the anger in this wrestling giant?
Wight makes his entrance and gets in the ring, and Aaron Solo(w) rushes at him! Wight catches him pretty easily and throws him right out! Nick Comoroto tries but Wight SHOVES him out! QT attacks, the bell rings and Wight grabs QT with both hands for a HEADBUTT! QT staggers away, Wight throws body shots on him in the corner, then rips open the fancy new Factory shirt to CHOP QT right on the chest! QT staggers away, stinging from that one, but Wight just clamps onto QT again. Wight hushes the crowd before he CHOPS QT again! QT crawls but Wight stands on his back! The ref counts, Wight hops off and then stalks QT back to a corner.
Fans fire up as Wight has QT up again, for another CHOP! And then CHOPS again! Wight whips QT out then into the corner, but QT boots back! QT runs to dropkick the legs out! QT throws off what’s left of his shirt to throw hands! Wight just shoves QT away but QT comes back to throw more hands! QT SHOTGUNS Wight down, then covers, TWO! And QT goes flying out of the ring! The Factory regroups, QT gets back in and runs at Wight, but Wight shoves away the cutter! Wight grits his teeth as QT stands up, and Wight rallies with big shoulders and clotheslines! Wight whips and back drops QT! Fans fire up as Wight roars, but Solo tries to grab at the Giant!
Wight drags Solo up the apron and onto the top rope, to CHOP him upside-down! Solo falls and flounders, Comoroto runs in but into the GIANT PUNCH! Wight runs to POUNCE Comoroto out of the ring! QT leaps from the top rope, into a choke grip! GIANT CHOKE SLAM! Cover, Wight wins!
Winner: Paul Wight, by pinfall
All the BS from The Factory didn’t even slow Wight down! Is Wight going to leave it at a great 1-0 debut? Or will he get hungry for some gold again?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“My old friend and rival, Minoru Suzuki. A marriage born out of pain, torture, and inflicting violence on one another.” Suzuki and Moxley in the ring is the best drug in the world, and Moxley should know cuz he’s tried them all. See, Moxley comes from a little town called Cincinnati, AEW will be there this Wednesday. “Do you know what we do with people like Minoru Suzuki in Cincinnati? Garden variety bullies.” Moxley says that on ol’ Beachmont Avenue, they BURY those bullies in the ground! Suzuki is no different! He stepped through the door, and Moxley is going to welcome him to #NastyNatti, aka the jungle! Will these two animals tear each other apart for Moxley’s personal homecoming?
Malakai Black speaks.
“You see, Dustin, I don’t want you to be calm. I want you to be as mad as humanly possible. Because they angrier you get, the more predictable you are. The more predictable you are, the bigger chance for you to slip up. And when you do… Well, you’re in the ring with me.” So just in case The Natural has calmed down some, allow Makalai to remind him of all the reasons he should be mad. Arn Anderson. Brock Anderson. Lee Johnson. And Dustin’s baby brother, Cody Rhodes. Malakai left Cody’s body all but lifeless, a crutch bent around his knee, and we have still yet to hear from him. Malakai wants Dustin to think about that as we near Wednesday. “Think about that when you realize, Dustin… That it’s time to pay the boat man’s toll.” Will the Natural’s ride be ended abruptly by the House of Black?
AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Christian Cage!
The Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and the leader of The Elite has become more than just a #BeltCollector. He’s become a force to be reckoned with, but also the most obnoxious jackass outside of perhaps MJF. Captain Charisma tried humbling Omega by taking the Impact World Championship from him, but that only enraged the egotistical AEW World Champion more. It is time to finally have it out for #PrettyPlatinum. It is time to finally settle scores and put this to rest. It is time to finally go All Out! Will Omega be able to hold on to the most important belt in his collection? Or will we be calling Christian “Captain Double Champion” here tonight?
The introductions are made, the top AEW belt is raised, and we see if history repeats itself!
Omega tries to circumvent everything by running at Christian before the bell! Christian dodges, the V-Trigger hits buckles and now the bell rings as Christian hooks the arms! Omega powers out of the Killswitch and wags his fingers. Omega pie faces Christian so Christian pie faces back. They start throwing slaps, then they start throwing haymakers in a true brawl! Fans fire up as Christian gets the edge then runs, into a SNAP RANA! Christian bails out, Omega takes a moment to revel in himself and then Omega builds speed. Omega slides, Christian stays clear and CHOPS him in return! Christian CHOPS Omega again, then he whips him hard into railing!
Christian fetches Omega to whip him hard into the railing again! The ref wants Christian to go to the ring so he does, but to climb up the corner! Omega staggers, Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and both men are down! Callis coaches Omega up but Christian is after him first. Fans rally, Callis barks at Christian but then scurries away. Christian refreshes the count to then ROCK Omega. Christian whips, Omega reverses and Christian runs into steel steps! Omega gets into the ring to refresh the count before he fetches Christian. Omega looks under the ring, tells the ref to shut up about it, and then pulls out a table!
Omega drops the table onto Christian, then goes up to the apron while Callis distracts the ref. Omega LEAPS off the apron to DOUBLE STOMP the table into Christian! The table still splinters but Christian is stuck under the wreckage! Omega says, “Oops! Did I do that?” Omega and Callis now bring out another table together! They set it up and the ref reprimands them but also starts the ring count. Omega drags Christian up, pretends he can’t hear the fans, but Christian blocks the suplex! Omega still tries, but Christian snap suplexes Omega to the floor! The ref gets frustrated and tells them to get in the ring.
Christian puts Omega in, runs and CHOPS him against ropes! Omega staggers about, Christian CHOPS more then whips. Omega reverses, Christian holds ropes, and he lets Omega back flop from his dropkick! Christian goes for the legs, wants a Cloverleaf, but Omega thumbs him in the eye! The ref reprimands but Omega runs in and INVERTED BULLDOGS Christian! Cover off the “slam dunk,” TWO! Omega clamps onto Christian with a chinlock and grinds him side to side! Christian endures, fans rally up but Callis barks for Christian to quit. Omega tries to make it a camel clutch but Christian keeps his arms free. Omega JAMS his elbow into Christian’s head and then puts him in a corner.
Omega CHOPS Christian, digs his boot into Christian’s throat, then lets off as the ref counts. Omega brings Christian around, back suplexes high and hard, then covers. TWO, and Omega is annoyed. Christian gets to a corner, Omega storms over but Christian has a leg guard. Omega stomps through it, gets Christian up to CHOP him again and again! Omega hoists Christian up top, CHOPS and CLUBS him more, but Christian fires off haymakers! Christian wants a DDT but Omega SHOVES Christian to the floor! Fans boo as Omega goes out to fetch Christian, but again the ref wants this in the ring. Omega and Callis inspect railing nearby and find a pretty steady one.
Omega jumps up but whoops! Bit of a slip! Omega is fine and laughs it off, he just has to be a bit more careful. Omega turns around to go again, MOONSAULT to knock down Christian! “Let’s face it, I meant to do that.” Omega puts Christian in and covers, TWO! Christian gets up, shoves Omega and eggs him on. Omega SLAPS Christian around, SLAPS through the guard, then brings Christian up. Christian hits back with body shots, uppercuts, then whips Omega corner to corner. Omega reverses hard and Christian bounces off buckles! Fans rally and duel as Omega gets Christian up, AOI SHOUDOU USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!!
Omega keeps his cool and even applauds himself as he steps on Christian to go to the corner. Omega climbs up top, aims, but Christian trips him up! Omega lands on his best bout machine and Christian ROCKS him with an uppercut! Christian climbs up, and SUPER STEINERS Omega down! Fans fire up as both men are down but Callis grows worried. A standing count begins, the fans still duel, and Omega sits up at 3. Christian follows, the two slowly stand and the hands start flying! Omega JABS, Christian uppercuts, repeat! Omega JABS more and more, then shakes out his hand from hitting too hard!
Omega stands Christian up, whips him to a corner and runs in, but Christian dodges to climb up and rain down fists! Omega stops him at 5 and has the Electric Chair! Christian slips out, shoves Omega back into the corner and finishes up the punches! Christian gets another 15 for 20 total, then he stands on Omega at the ropes! Christian slingshots to UPPERCUT! Omega wobbles, Christian goes up top but Omega gets under the leap. Christian ducks the Polish Hammer to trip Omega up but again Omega fights off the Cloverleaf with fingers to the eyes! The ref reprimands, Christian holds on but Omega kicks him away! Christian bounces off buckles into a fireman’s carry!
Omega (and fans) say, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” But then Christian slips out and hits a REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Omega survives again but fans chant “HE ESCAPED!” in reference to Christian. Christian aims at Omega from the corner, runs in at Omega but into a KNEE! Fans fire up and Callis is relieved as Omega gets Christian back up. Omega reels Christian in, gets him up, but Christian slips out to fire off hands! Omega RAMS Christian into the corner, fires off more, then CHOPS! Christian ROCKS Omega with another uppercut, then climbs up to reel him in. TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives again but Christian keeps focus.
Omega staggers up, Christian hooks the arms but Omega elbows out this time. Omega WHEEL KICKS Christian in the back and puts him in the corner! Omega goes corner to corner and V-TRIGGERS! But Omega isn’t done, he gets Christian up for a full nelson, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Christian sits up and sputters, then falls over as Omega gets up again. Fans want that “One More Time!” so Omega full nelsons to SNAP DRAGON again! Omega grins as Christian sputters and flounders. Omega aims his finger gun, but Christian aims his middle finger. Omega hits a THIRD SNAP DRAGON! BANG, V-TRIGGER!! Christian is on the apron but Omega pulls him into the ropes!
The ref counts, Omega lets go and stomps Christian into the apron now. Omega goes out, he and Callis laugh as Omega stands Christian up. The table is nearby but Christian holds onto ropes! The ref counts, Omega keeps trying but Christian holds on. Omega CLUBS Christian, tries the full nelson again, but Christian fights free! Christian throws elbows, turns things around and has the arms! But Omega POSTS Christian, then Electric Chair lifts! Christian fights free and HOTSHOTS Omega! Christian then SPEARS Omega off the apron and THROUGH the table!! Fans lose their minds while Christian writhes and Callis fans Omega with his suit jacket.
Both men are down as fans chant, “This is Awesome!” Christian and Omega slowly rise, the ring count passes 5 of 10, and Callis gives Omega a hand. Both men are in at 8 of 10 and fans are thunderous as this continues. Christian SPEARS Omega from behind! And then SPEARS him again!! Cover, TWO!!! Omega survives a total of three Spears but Christian isn’t done there. Christian climbs up and FROG SPLASHES onto knees! Omega saves himself and he hurries to go after Christian. Omega tries to gut wrench but his back is bothering him too much! Callis coaches Omega on and Omega POINT-BLANK V-TRIGGERS! Omega talks trash before he V-TRIGGERS again!
Omega double finger guns, runs in, but Christian blocks to fire off uppercuts! V-TRIGGER! Ripcord and FINAL FLASH! Christian is in a heap but Omega gets him up, double underhooks but no Tiger Driver! Christian back drops, Omega sunset flips but Christian rolls through and gets the legs! Omega flails and reaches to resist but Christian drags Omega away for the CLOVERLEAF! Callis signals to the back, and here come the Good Brothers! The ref is busy with Callis as Christian shoulders Karl Anderson down, but Luke Gallows grabs Christian’s arm! How can the ref not know this?! Omega runs in, Christian dodges and Gallows takes the V-Trigger!
Christian has the arms, Omega pops free to Electric Chair but Christian slips out to KILLSWITCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives Christian’s best shot this time, having felt this from the AEW Rampage premiere! Fans rally up as Christian drags Omega to a corner. Christian puts Omega on the top rope but Callis himself gets in the ring? Christian runs the carney SOB off, goes back to Omega, and he ROCKS Omega with an uppercut. Christian climbs up, hooks Omega up again, but Omega digs fingers into Christian’s face! Omega goes to Electric Chair from up there?! SUPER ONE WINGED ANGEL!?!? Cover, Omega wins!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Champion)
Callis celebrates with his cash cow- er uh, surrogate son as he retains the top title! The Young Bucks return to celebrate with Omega despite their own loss, and The Elite still stands tall. The Good Brothers do the rest as they beat up Christian on Omega’s behalf! The Bucks even join in, but here come the Jurassic Express! They’re friends of Christian’s but are heavily outnumbered! Omega even CLOBBERS Luchasaurus with the title belt! Omega gets a mic to say, “Are you finally starting to understand, Chicago? Best in the World this, Best in the World that. I don’t care if you have hometown heroes. I don’t care where you came from. NO ONE is on my level!”
Omega says he’s proven it day in, day out, month in, month out, year in and year out! It doesn’t matter where he goes, there’s always one thing for sure: “When it comes to this AEW belt, the only people that would ever have a chance to beat me, ever, are either not here, already tired, or they are already dead.” But wait! The lights go down! And when they come back up… it’s ADAM COLE?!?! Chicago goes nuts as Cole is now ALL ELITE, BAYBAY!! Talk about a shock to the system! Omega isn’t sure what to make of this since last time these two were face to face, “ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!” was trying to take his spot.
Fans are losing their minds, and Cole SUPERKICKS Jungle Boy!! Cole isn’t here to take anyone’s spot, he wants to be in the club again! The Bucks kiss Cole on the cheeks and Omega is relieved. “In the worlds of the all mighty Steve Urkel, ‘Did I do that?'” People thought he was legitimately afraid, didn’t they? Cole’s one of their best buds! Tell ’em, Adam! “Who’s ready for story time with Adam Cole, baybay? Boys and girls, it’s official: The Elite is the most dominant faction in the history of this business! And ain’t no chance in hell anybody’s gonna stop us!” Fans love the reference and Omega says, “That’s what I call a happy ending.”
So the only thing left is to send the fans home happy. Without any further ado, good-bye and- Wait. Is that FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIE?! It’s Daniel… No no no. It’s BRYAN FREAKIN’ DANIELSON!!! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” as AEW just got that much bigger! Bryan gets in the ring and stands with Christian and Jurassic Express! Maybe now The Elite has someone on their level here! Omega bails out and the brawl begins!! YES KICKS over and over for Nick Jackson while Christian, JB and Luchasaurus clear the ring! GERMAN SUPLEX for Nick! TAIL WHIP for Gallows! Nick flounders up, fans fire up as Bryan aims, RUNNING KNEE!! What was that about dominance?!
Well, we can all say how we felt about All Out 2021, if it looked good, bad, somewhere in between on paper, and I myself felt certain moves weren’t for the best. But in actual execution, AEW cannot be doubted when it comes to giving us pro-wrestling gold. Well, I still feel high levels of cringe with this Dan Lambert stuff. He’s just yelling while using needless reverse psychology to make fans like AEW more when so much is still so good. For one, when a kickoff show match is as good as anything on the main card, that is when you know a company knows what they’re doing as far as their PPV events.
Well, okay, Paul Wight whooping The Factory should’ve been the Buy-In because it was the least of the main card. Hell, that should’ve been on Dynamite and then we could’ve gotten Malakai Black VS Dustin Rhodes here and now so if Cody’s coming back, he’d do it on a PPV. So okay, two points during this show that didn’t feel any different from what WWE might do, but AEW isn’t and will never be “perfect” either. These are just two weak points that stand out on an honestly AWESOME card. Miro VS Kingston was an awesome opener, Moxley VS Kojima was the perfect follow-up, they fired the crowd up after that bit of a break after the Buy-In.
Baker VS Statlander being a kind of audible to me where we should’ve had maybe Baker VS Rosa here as a culmination of things, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But because Statlander is a top level competitor, and because of the character work from just Cassidy where he got so fired up for once, that really brought this match alive here. Britt with that shoutout to her man was a great bit of foreshadowing, she’s a master at that stuff. Britt of course retains because as I’ve been saying, we are going to get and need to have Britt VS Rosa again. But to a great surprise, Ruby Soho got to be the Joker AND win the Casino Battle Royale. A title feud is a great way to get Ruby going for fans to be reintroduced to her now that she isn’t in the WWE, but it’d be almost too much of a shock if Ruby took the title.
Tonight’s steel cage match was perhaps the best cage match in history. Because with it not allowing escape, they didn’t overly focus on the cage itself, and we just ended up with an amazing tag match that was also in a cage. Okay, it was odd for Bucks to try an escape when it was clearly stated escapes don’t matter, but perhaps that’s a nod to cage match instincts based on tradition. And in the end, the right decision was made, Lucha Bros get the belts and usher in a new chapter for the tag division. The Final Fight was of course not the final fight for Jericho, but I do really like that they made us think MJF was gonna win on a technicality. In order to think outside the box in wrestling these days, you have to wait until the last second to reveal the trick, and that was a great one.
Punk VS Darby was just about what I expected it to be and what it should’ve been. Punk was getting into the swing of things again, trying to build up to a good speed given Darby is so fast without even trying, and we got a good back and forth on Darby’s reckless nature working in his favor but then also costing him at times. Of course Punk wins, this is his return in his hometown, you GOT to give- Oh wait that’s Best Friends. Well no, you still give the people what they want for a time like this. All Out may’ve been hyped up mostly about this match, but the ups and downs of this can’t take away from the rest. This was a solid match with a lot of fan excitement, and welcome back, Punk.
Again, Wight VS QT was whatever, but I appreciated the promo time given to Moxley and Malakai to hype up this Wednesday in Cincinnati. Moxley VS Suzuki and Malakai VS Dustin are reasons to watch in themselves, that’s going to be a great night. And then the main event here, it felt a lot faster and quicker than it perhaps was, but that’s because there weren’t as many shenanigans as usual. Which makes sense, the Bucks were battered and Cutler had his time to shine with them. Omega wins here, as I figured he would, but how amazing it is to see that both Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan chose AEW right now. Cole rejoining The Elite and Bryan standing against them is perfect to give even more momentum to year three. We honestly could be in the midst of a pro-wrestling turning point and not know it yet.
My Score: 9.6/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/25/22)
Happy Anniversary, AEW!
It’s the three-year anniversary of All Elite Wrestling!
And with Double or Nothing this Sunday, Hangman Adam Page and CM Punk have one last face-to-face! Will they keep it civil? Or will they start throwing hands before their AEW World Championship match?
- Steel Cage, MJF as Special Guest Referee: Wardlow VS Shawn Spears; Wardlow wins and will face MJF at Double or Nothing.
- Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston VS Private Party; Moxley & Kingston win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Roppongi Vice; FTR wins, by disqualification, and are still ROH World Tag Team Champions.
- Triple Threat: Jungle Boy VS Ricky Starks VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
- Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Opening Round: Britt Baker VS Toni Storm; Baker wins and advances to the finals.
- Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semifinals: Samoa Joe VS Kyle O’Reilly; Joe wins and advances to the finals.
PLAY BY PLAY
Steel Cage, MJF as Special Guest Referee: Wardlow VS Shawn Spears!
The final hurdle is here! If the War Dog can get through the Chair Man inside this cage, he’ll get Maxwell Jacob Friedman at Double or Nothing! But of course, stacking the deck as always, MJF is going to be the officiator in this match, wearing his own custom referee shirt. He claims he’ll call this right down the middle, but will MJF make sure Spears slays the giant and saves him from certain doom on Sunday?
Once again, Wardlow is in cuffs while being escorted to the ring. Fans chant, “WARD~LOW!” the whole way, and Wardlow steps inside the steel. MJF says he’s got those cuffs, as soon as he does the pat down. Wardlow is clean, but MJF “misplaced” the key. Fans boo, because they know this is just another way to rig this match! Spears attacks Wardlow outta nowhere, and MJF has the bell ring! Spears stomps, CLUBS and then throws body shots and more stomps. MJF whistles and has Spears back down, because he “found” the key. But then MJF stomps away on Wardlow, too! MJF knows Wardlow can’t attack him because that’ll violate the match contract!
Spears CLOBBERS Wardlow, stomps him, and MJF smirks. Wardlow gets up but elbows Spears away! Then BOOTS him! But MJF rakes Wardlow’s eyes! Fans boo but MJF eggs them on. Spears drags Wardlow up in the gap between ropes and steel, and both he and MJF run to RAM Wardlow into steel! MJF and Spears high-ten and then soak up the heat. Fans taunt Spears with “TEN! TEN! TEN!” and Spears brings the kneepad down. But Wardlow back drops Spears away! And BOOTS him! MJF stares Wardlow down because again, he can’t be touched. Wardlow endures the taunting, even as MJF SPITS in his face!
But then Wardlow BREAKS the cuffs on his own!? Wardlow CLOBBERS Spears over and over, THROWS him into the steel, then drags him up to TOSS him into more steel! Fans tell MJF he F’d up, but Spears HOTSHOTS Wardlow! Fans boo as Spears hurries up a corner, but Wardlow is after him! Wardlow won’t let Spears escape, he CUBS Spears over and over, then throws him down! Wardlow adjusts on the top rope to SWANTON BOMB! Cover, but of course MJF doesn’t count. Wardlow realizes he should’ve known better. Fans chant, “Ref, You Suck!” but MJF doesn’t care. He’s untouchable in this match! But Wardlow stepping closer does scare him…
Wardlow gets Spears up, but MJF LOW BLOWS him! Spears hurries to fireman’s carry, C4!! Cover, MJF is ready, TWO!! MJF went as fast as humanly possible and Wardlow still got out! Not only that, Spears realizes his finisher juts got buried! Fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” as he stirs, but Spears goes outside the cage to get his chair! This non-escape cage match has to end in the ring but Spears brings in his insurance policy! MJF holds Wardlow up for Spears, and Spears winds up, but Wardlow moves! CHAIRSHOT TO MJF!! Wardlow didn’t need to touch MJF to get even with him! And now Spears is stunned as fans chant that he F’d up!
Spears then realizes Wardlow is standing back up. Spears turns around, Wardlow brings the straps down! Spears is now wishing escape was a way to win. Wardlow gets Spears up, POWERBOMB! But that’s just one! Here’s another POWERBOMB! And then a third POWERBOMB! The Powerbomb Symphony has the fans rocking, and a spare ref runs in! Wardlow sets up Spears’ chair, gets Spears back up, and fans are thunderous! Wardlow reels Spears in again, POWERBOMB ON THE CHAIR!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (WILL face MJF at Double or Nothing)
Wardlow got even with Spears, but now he wants MJF! Security rushes in but Wardlow DECKS each of them one at a time! There’s almost no end to these guys, but Wardlow gets that last one with a kick! Wardlow reels this guy in, gets him up, and BOMBS him against the cage!! The man falls into the gap, never to be seen again! Wardlow then climbs up the cage just to make a point that MJF can’t hold him back anymore! Is Wardlow not only going to win his freedom from MJF, but rid AEW of MJF once and for all?
AEW’s heart goes out to Uvalde, Texas.
After the tragedy of the school shooting, all any of us can really do is love each other and pray violence stops.
The Jericho Appreciation Society walks ‘n’ talks.
Daniel Garcia tells Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz that this Sunday, Double or Nothing, Anarchy in the Arena, the JAS shows you how violent sports entertainers can really be. But then hold on, who is this bozo wearing a Moxley shirt? Menard and Parker get in this guy’s face. Good quality shirt. Is this polyester? Parker asks if he wants a taste of his switchblade… comb. Y’know what happens when you’re a Moxley fan? FIREBALL from Jericho!! The Wizard strikes again! Will the JAS show no mercy to anyone who isn’t on their side?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
As we celebrate three years of AEW where it all began in Las Vegas, Nevada, we have the biggest AEW World Championship match ever on the biggest night ever, Double or Nothing. And the challenger is the Best in the World, CM PUNK! Fans fire up as Punk makes his entrance! And he sits cross-legged on the stage while he rallies the fans to get louder. Punk continues down to the ring and fans chant his name. Schiavone then introduces the other half of this face-to-face, the AEW World Champion, HANGMAN ADAM PAGE! Fans fire up again as the Cowboy makes his way out, belt on his shoulder.
Hangman joins Punk and Schiavone in the ring and Schiavone says these last few weeks, both men have joined commentary and watched the other go to work. Hangman’s used Go To Sleep, Punk’s used the Buckshot, and there’s been a lot of talk and now, for the first time, they’re standing here for a face-to-face interview. Schiavone starts with Punk, saying Punk is prepared for Double or Nothing and becoming the next AEW World Champion. Punk has a mixed reaction from Vegas but with plenty of fans chanting his name. Punk says it is safe to say, “the biggest moment of my career happened right here in Las Vegas.”
Punk is grateful to be in the position he is in, loves the fans all over the world, and plans to walk in challenger, and respectfully walk out the champion. Schiavone now goes to Hangman and says Hangman knows just who he is facing, what everyone knows about CM Punk, but this confidence level is off the charts for the challenger. Fans also have a mixed reaction for Hangman, and still plenty chanting, “COWBOY S*IT!” Hangman says he said exactly what he was going to do to Punk, and did he stutter? “There is nothing that you can do to me to take this championship away from me!”
Schiavone says this is a determined champion, but Punk says he isn’t so sure why Hangman takes this personally. Hangman is a champion because he is Hangman Adam Page, the toughest SOB in AEW, and he holds that gold for a reason. But there is a locker room full of people just like Punk waiting for their shot. This is just business. It’s Punk’s shot, it’s not personal. Schiavone says there seems to be respect here, but Hangman takes the mic to say, “I said three weeks ago exactly what I was going to do to you. I said I was going to destroy you. I said I was going to annihilate you, to embarrass you. And I did not mean at Double or Nothing. I meant right now.”
Punk smirks and says, “Okay,” as Hangman says he’s been waiting for this moment not just weeks, but for months. Hangman has imagined himself sitting on the stage, cross-legged, and he’d pull out a lighter to light a pipe bomb and roll it down to Punk’s feet and watch it blow up in Punk’s face! How cathartic it would feel, and how full circle for Punk, right here in Vegas. But now that we’re here… Hangman realizes that he just can’t do it. He can’t. Not because he’s afraid he’d get fired or because he’s afraid of Punk. But when Hangman thought about what he wanted to say, he realized it’s just what Punk would do.
And fighting Punk’s hatred, pettiness and cowardice with more of the same would not be the right thing to do. But Hangman will say face-to-face, man-to-man, how he feels about Punk. “I don’t hate you. I almost pity you. And I have no respect for you and what you’ve done since you’ve gotten here. You want this AEW World Championship? I don’t think you understand what it means to be a champion. After all these years, I don’t think you get it. Because it’s not just about what happens in this ring, it’s about what happens when that red light turns off. What happens when you go back through that curtain. Those small, quiet moments when you think no one’s watching. That’s what makes a champion.”
Hangman says Punk talks a big game about worker’s rights, but has shown the exact opposite since getting here. Hangman loves this place, cares about this place, this is his home! And at Double or Nothing, Hangman will not be defending this title against Punk. For the first time in Hangman’s life, he will be defending ALL ELITE WRESTLING from Punk! Fans fire up hearing that one! Hangman then offers the mic to Schiavone and he takes it back. Punk’s response is he doesn’t get why Hangman’s so angry and taking this personally. “It makes me a little bit confused. You’re kinda talking in circles, it’s a big riddle, but if you’re so upset that I’m here, you’re gonna have to do something about it on Sunday.
“Win, lose or draw, I respect you, Hangman. But remember, those roads you traveled to get here? They were paved by me. This house that you built? It was constructed with lumber from trees that I chopped down. The world you traveled to get here, to create All Elite Wrestling, happened because I gave you the blueprint. You will shake my hand Sunday. Y’know what, Hangman, you’re gonna shake my hand right now.” Punk holds out his hand, fans are a bit torn, and Punk says all this misplaced anger isn’t for Punk, it’s for Hangman himself. Now shake his hand. Hangman says no thanks, so Punk shoves him. And Hangman DECKS Punk!
Fans fire up as Punk is rather shocked by that move. But he also smiles, perhaps getting exactly what he wanted. Hangman scowls and storms off, will he have a better poker face when it’s Double or Nothing?
AEW looks closer at the coming TBS Championship rematch.
The Queenslayer made the save for Statlander on Rampage, but Jade Cargill asks, “Anna Who?” The girl she already beat? But Anna says she doesn’t get all the extra BS, like the lights and the pyro and the Baddies Section. Jade already beat dat ass, but Jay thinks she deserves another shot? Jay says after her lose, she learned from some of the best on the roster. Now, she’s ready to beat the best and be TBS Champion. Double or Nothing, Jade says you put all your money on her because she is nothing but money. Will #ThatBitchShow just get even bigger and better? Or will Number 99 be the one in 30-1?
The Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring!
William Regal is already on commentary as Jericho leads Parker, Menard, Garcia and Jake Hager out. But Jericho has the music cut so the fans can’t sing Judas. Vegas, you don’t have what it takes to sing that song, so sit down and shut up! No singing for Vegas! The JAS then also goes to commentary, because they’re going to watch this next match.
Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston VS Private Party!
The Maniac & The Mad King team up together again to prepare for Double or Nothing, and enter from the crowd! Bryan Danielson would’ve been here but he got his leg trapped between ramp and ring on Rampage last Friday. But will Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy end up appetizers for the violent appetites of Blackpool Combat Club and their allies? Or will the AFO’s party boys do the dirty work for JAS?
The second Quen & Kassidy make their entrance, there’s a brawl at the ramp! Kingston hammers Kassidy and Moxley has Quen! Moxley bumps Quen off buckles and the bell rings to get this on record! Moxley stomps a mudhole, fans are fired up as Kingston RAMS Kassidy into steel steps! Moxley rains down fists on Quen, then he BITES Quen on the head! Kingston brings out a table?! Moxley whips Quen corner to corner but Quen BOOTS him and QUEBRADAS! Cover, ONE!! Quen gets Moxley up, wrenches, but Moxley rolls and wrenches back to hammerlock and SLEEPER! Tag to Kingston and fans fire up!
Kingston and Moxley mug Quen, Kingston HEADBUTTS Quen, then POWERBOMBS Quen down! Kingston paces, drags Quen back up, and he says he can do what Moxley can do. Kingston underhooks Quen, is that a PARADIGM SHIFT!? Kingston kicks Quen around, fishhooks the face, then drags Quen over to tag Moxley. Moxley whips Kingston in to SPLASH Quen, then Moxley clotheslines! Moxley feeds Quen to an STO! Moxley then drags Quen up, scoops him, but Quen slips off! Quen dodges to PELE! Tag to Kassidy, but Moxley blocks a kick and spins Kassidy, only for the DRAGON WHIP to come around!
Private Party DOUBLE DROPKICK Moxley to a corner, Kassidy runs in to back elbow! Kassidy sets up, Quen hits PARTY IN MOTION! Quen then sets up, Kassidy swaggers and runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Kingston drags Quen out, Moxley gets Kassidy up, X-PLEX! Kingston hits an EXPLODER on Quen! Vegas fires up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Moxley drags Kassidy up, throws him out, and then goes out after him. Moxley RAMS Kassidy into railing, Kingston does the same to Quen on the other side. Kingston brings a chair over, Kassidy throws hands on Moxley, but Kingston stands on Quen. The ref reprimands Kingston, and stops him from using the chair. Kassidy whips but Moxley reverses and Kassidy hits railing hard! Quen kicks Kingston back, but Moxley RAMS Kassidy into steel steps! Kingston RAMS Quen into more railing! Moxley drags Kassidy back up and puts him in the ring. Moxley drags Kassidy around while Kingston CHOKES Quen with camera cords!
Moxley stomps Kassidy, has the legs, TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Kassidy endures while Kingston brings Quen up. Moxley shifts to an Indian Deathlock STF while Kingston RAMS Quen into more railing! Kassidy endures, Kingston gets a drink of water, then he SPLASHES Quen with the bottle! Kassidy gets free of the STF but swings into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley drags Kassidy back up, waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX! Dynamite returns to single picture and Moxley drags Kassidy off the ropes. Moxley half nelsons but Kassidy resists the suplex! Kassidy elbows free, reaches out, but Moxley keeps him from Quen!
Kassidy SCREW HIGH KICKS Moxley, tags Quen, SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE! Then he sucker punches Kingston! Quen runs, flapjack dropkicks Moxley down! Moxley and Kingston regroup. Quen FLIES and takes out Kingston! Kassidy TORNILLOS to take out Moxley! Private Party puts Moxley in and Kassidy hurries, but is put in a corner. Kassidy BOOTS Moxley, leaps, FLYING STUNNER! Quen is up top now, he SHOOTING STAR PRESSES! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Quen tags Kassidy. Kassidy springboards in but Moxley dodges. Kassidy comes back, Moxley sends him at Quen, SILLY STRING- NO! Moxley powers out to LARIAT Kassidy!
Kingston rushes in to URAKEN Quen! Kingston has Quen in the STRETCH PLUM, Moxley rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS on Kassidy!! Quen is tapping, Kassidy is a ragdoll! Moxley finishes Kassidy with PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley & Kingston win!
Winners: Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The JAS rush the ring but Kingston goes at them first! Moxley, too! Hager RAMS Moxley into the apron, Jericho and Menard help out, but here come Santana & Ortiz! And even Bryan with his beat up leg! It’s chaos already as they brawl around ringside! Refs try to stop this but fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Jericho SMACKS Kingston with a chair! Menard and Bryan claw at each other, Jericho gets in the ring and soaks up the heat like his side’s already won. But Bryan gets in the ring to go after him! Jericho kicks the bad leg! Parker helps stomp Bryan, and then the JAS undoes railing so they can leave through the crowd! If this is how it was tonight, how much more insane will it get at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at the Owen Hart Cup.
Mark Henry says watching all the competition in these tournaments, he is sure Owen would be so proud. Toni Storm says just a few months ago, she thought she was out of wrestling for good. But now she is this close to the finals. Britt Baker vows to defeat Storm and win the tournament at Double or Nothing to prove once again she is the best. Kyle O’Reilly tells Samoa Joe, Double or Nothing will be an Undisputed Elite finals. But Joe ponders the question, “How do you beat someone like Kyle O’Reilly? A submission aficionado, a striking prodigy.” But like all fancy things, you just place it on the anvil and break it. And when Joe is down with Kyle, he’s coming for Adam Cole, BAYBAY.
ROH World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Roppongi Vice!
As if a three year anniversary isn’t big enough, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood defend one of their two world tag titles against a team that’s been all over the world, but still hungry for more. Will FTR stay #TwoBeltTopGuys? Or will Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta not just be kings but champions of the night?
The introductions are made by Bobby Cruz, tensions rise but the ref keeps the peace. The ROH belts are raised, and we see if RPG Vice hits the jackpot here in Vegas!
Cash starts against Rocky and fans rally, “F T R! F T R!” Cash and Rocky circle, approach, and Rocky KICKS Cash’s leg. Cash shakes that off and ties up with Rocky. Rocky waistlocks but Cash wrenches and wristlocks. Rocky rolls, wrenches back, hammerlocks, but Cash slips around to hammerlock back. Cash really clamps it on but Rocky drop toeholds and headlocks. Cash rolls to a cover, ONE! Rocky holds on, Cash fights up, and powers out. Rocky runs Cash over! Things speed up, Rocky runs Cash over again! Rocky KICKS Cash, brings him up, CHOPS and runs, but Cash hurdles to run Rocky over!
They keep moving, Cash hurdles but Rocky deflects the dropkick! Rocky gets the arms, GEDO CLUTCH! TWO! Cash goes for a leg, Rocky turns that around to a backslide, TWO! Cash runs in, but into an ARMBAR TAKEDOWN! Fans fire up, Cash rolls to the ropes! Cash gets out, fans fire up and Rocky shows off some of that Latino Heat swag. Cash gets up and in, fans rally up, and Cash tags Dax. Rocky tags Trent, and now Dax and Trent stare down. They tie up, Dax headlocks, Trent powers up and out. Dax runs Trent over, things keep moving, and Trent gets up. Dax slides under but Trent CHOPS him! Dax staggers to a corner, Trent CHOPS back!
Dax turns it around, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Trent CHOPS back! Dax CHOPS, Trent kicks low! Trent stalks Dax to a corner, whips him corner to corner hard and Dax staggers. Dax still back elbows then snap suplexes! Tag to Cash, Dax gives him the boost for a BIG leg drop! Cover, TWO! Cash brings Trent up, but Trent blocks this suplex to suplex back. Cash slips out, waistlocks, but Rocky tags in before the O’Conner Roll! Rocky KICKS Cash, kicks again but Cash blocks! Cash ducks the enziguri but not the HEEL KICK, and Trent gets Cash with a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Rocky hurries to cover, ROPEBREAK!!
Fans fire up while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Rocky stomps Cash, drags him up and CHOPS him to the corner. Cash CHOPS back, CHOPS with his left hand, but Rocky blocks the third chop! Rocky wrenches, ELBOW BREAKER, and a KICK to the arm! Rocky drags Cash around, snapmares him down, and tags in Trent. Trent slingshot sentons, covers, TWO! Trent clamps onto Cash with a top wristlock but Cash clasps hands. Cash fights up, gets around to push Trent towards the corner but Trent digs in his heels. Cash scoops and SLAMS! Both men crawl, hot tag to Rocky! Rocky runs and dropkicks Dax down!
Rocky stomp Cash, then drags him up to throw forearms! Snapmare and basement dropkick! Rocky clamps onto Cash with a chinlock and grinds him down. Cash endures, fights up, reaches out, but Rocky holds on. Cash atomic drops Rocky and gets free! Rocky tags Trent and Trent CLUBS Cash down! Trent hauls Cash up, CHOPS him, but Cash CHOPS back! Trent knees low, tags Rocky back in, and RPG Vice double suplex! Cover, TWO! Rocky clamps back on with another chinlock as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally, Cash moves around, gets around, BIG back suplex! Both men are down again and fans fire up!
Rocky and Cash crawl, hot tag to Trent and he keeps Cash from Dax! Cash hops up, reaches out, Trent pulls him away, but Cash fights through to hot tag Dax! Dax ducks Trent’s haymaker to JAB, JAB, JAB and DECK Trent! Rocky runs in, Dax rallies on him, too! Dax CHOPS Trent in a corner, uppercuts, CHOPS, repeat! Rocky returns but Dax DECKS him now! Dax whips, Trent reverses and Dax hits buckles hard! Dax falls back, Trent drags Dax up to whip, but Dax reverses! Trent ducks the clothesline to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent holds on, another GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax switches to GERMAN SUPLEX back!
Dax holds on, he GERMAN SUPLEXES Trent again! Trent grabs ropes to deny the hat trick! Dax CLUBS Trent, Trent elbows Dax! Trent swings, Dax dodges, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, but Rocky DOUBLE STOMPS it apart! Trent hurries, tag to Rocky! Rocky KICKS Dax in the bad side, then ROCKS him and suplexes! Dax slips out, slips under, but Trent tags in before the atomic drop! Dax still elbows Trent, runs, but into a DOUBLE JUMP KNEE! Fans fire up and Rocky hurries after Cash to DECK him! Trent brings Dax up, hangs him out to dry, then Rocky goes up! Missile dropkick! Trent hits the SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO!!
Dax survives and RPG Vice can’t believe it! Trent says they’ll finish this, and fans duel. Rocky goes up as Trent Alabama Lifts, but Cash trips Rocky up! Trent dumps Dax to DECK Cash, but Dax cradles Trent! TWO!! Dax scoops but Trent cradles, TWO!! Dax pops Trent up but Trent victory Rolls, TWO!! Both men bob ‘n’ weave, Dax fakes Trent out but Trent fights off the Piledriver! Trent gets Dax back up and tucks him in, Rocky is back up top! STRONG ZERO!!! Cover, Cash barrels into Rocky to break it!! Wait, wait, is that the UNITED EMPIRE rushing down the ramp?! The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb, are here!?!
Khan & Cobb get in the ring and they CLOBBER EVERYONE!
Winners: FTR, by disqualification (still the ROH World Tag Team Champions)
Khan throws Trent out, Cobb throws Cash out, and then Khan MONGOLIAN CHOPS Rocky! Dax is alone and the fans are losing their minds! Cobb gets Dax up, Khan runs, IMPERIAL DROP!! Khan then feeds Rocky to a TOUR OF THE ISLANDS!! The United Empire still isn’t done, they mug Dax, then clear off the timekeeper’s table! GUT WRENCH POWERBOMB through the table!! Khan gets another table, and he drags Trent over. IRON CLAW, and then he goes up the steps! ELIMINATOR through the table!! They then grab the ROH World Tag Team Championships and hold them up high. Will the United Empire conquer not just NJPW but AEW and the world?!
The Hardy Boyz speak.
Matt tells the Young Bucks that their stories both began with a lot of similarities. They were all born and raised by wholesome, religious parents. They had innocent upbringings where they didn’t smoke or drink. They didn’t even curse! And they all had dreams of becoming pro-wrestlers. But that’s where the parallels end. The Hardys broke into the business in the early 90s, and it was a different industry back then, and a majorly different culture. The brutal, tough roads the Hardys had to walk, the Bucks could never, EVER have survived! The Bucks don’t have the grit, the resilience that these two have. The Hardys no only survived, but they became a revolutionary tag team.
Sure, the Bucks are talented, are Elite, but let’s call it like it is. When the Hardys look at the Bucks, and even when the fans look at the Bucks, all they see are Hardy Boy cosplayers! The reason the Hardys are here in AEW is to cement their legacies as the GOATs of tag team wrestling. Jeff says that was GR-E-E-E-E-EAT. Get it? Goats? But they’re not a team in their prime, they’re a team in their OVERPRIME, and it is overtime! The pressure is on to win. This is a clean slate for Jeff, it is his time approaching the eventual time. But this final run will be the best run!
So at Double or Nothing, the Bucks are just two little stepping stones on the Hardys’ way to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions to complete the collection! And if the Bucks think they’re in their prime, well, they will NEVER be better than the Hardys! The Hardys have been better at every stage of life! Better as babies, as kids, as teenagers, at their peak, and right here and now even as middle-aged and extreme! The Bucks may be elite, but this is the DELETE! They will DELETE the Bucks this Sunday! And there’s a saying: Never meet your heroes, they’ll probably disappoint you. But for the Bucks, it’ll be more like disappointed that they can never beat their heroes!
Triple Threat: Jungle Boy VS Ricky Starks VS Swerve Strickland!
Captain Charisma set up a prelude to the AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat at Double or Nothing, because he wants his guy to get back at both the FTW Champion and the man who cost JB that FTW Championship. But will JB just end up getting beat up by his challengers before the title match because of Christian Cage? Or will Jurassic Express have all the momentum going into this Sunday?
The bell rings and fans fire up as these three stare each other down. JB and Swerve then come to an understanding, and they both look at Starks. Starks realizes that and bails out, and says he beat them both already so he doesn’t have to do anything. Fans chant, “Whose House?” “Swerve’s House!” as Swerve offers a handshake to JB. JB accepts, but Starks slides into shove Swerve into JB! Starks rolls Swerve up, JB breaks it as he rolls Starks up! TWO, JB ends up in Swerve’s cradle, TWO! Starks blocks Swerve’s kick and sends it into JB! Starks throws Swerve down, then goes after him, but Swerve moves around to EDDY GORDO RANA!
JB CHOPS Swerve, knuckle locks, and goes up and up, only for Swerve to bring him back down. Swerve blocks a chop and knuckle locks, then turns JB around to double knuckle lock from behind. JB hops up onto Swerve’s shoulders, Swerve throws him at Starks, JB RANAS Starks out of the ring! JB dodges Swerve, dropkicks him then kips up! Fans fire up with JB and he runs at Swerve to CLOBBER him at ropes! JB runs again but Starks trips him up! Starks throws JB out, but JB whips Starks at the corner! Starks slides through the gap and comes back around, to CLOBBER JB! But Swerve runs at the ropes!
Starks ducks but Swerve handsprings over him, only for Starks to shove him into railing! Starks gets up on the apron to strike his pose, then jump down and stomp Swerve! Dynamite goes picture in picture as Starks talks trash on the Swerve fans.
Starks drags Swerve up, whips him hard into railing, then he goes after JB. JB ROCKS and CHOPS Starks but Starks ROCKS and throws JB down! Starks drags JB up and puts him in the ring to then drag him up and around for a suplex. Starks holds JB up, does a hip swivel and then SLAMS JB down! Cover, TWO! Swerve returns but Starks kicks him and throws him out. Starks brings JB up but JB throws body shots! Starks CLUBS JB down, looms over him, and brings him up to knuckle lock and CHOP! Starks goes up slowly, tightrope walks with some swagger, and gives JB some OLD SCHOOL! Starks strikes his pose again as fans rally.
Swerve is on the apron but Starks DECKS him! Starks then drags JB up and CHOPS him. JB CHOPS Starks back! Starks CHOPS again! Starks digs his knee into JB at the corner, the ref counts, Swerve CLOBBERS Starks! Swerve whips Starks to a corner, runs in but Starks back elbows! Starks throws swerve back out, gets JB back up and wrenches to whips to ropes. OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! But Swerve gets in to throw Starks to a corner! Swerve elbows, snapmares, and then goes up for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Starks goes to the apron but Swerve joins him out there. Swerve claws Starks’ face but Starks throws an elbow.
Dynamite returns to single picture as Starks throws a forearm but Swerve gives it back. Starks BOOTS, Swerve keeps Starks from running off. Starks elbows Swerve again, JB runs in but Starks HOTSHOTS him! Swerve BOOTS Starks, JB runs and RANAS Swerve off the apron! JB throws Swerve back in, hurries and BLINDSIDE LARIATS! Cover, Starks breaks it! Starks whips JB, JB reverses to wrench and RACK BOMB! Cover, TWO! JB is annoyed, Starks gets away, Swerve ROCKS JB with a forearm! Swerve whips corner to corner hard, and then he brings JB up to the top rope. Swerve climbs up, brings JB up, but JB throws body shots.
Starks returns, he jumps up to join in, hitting each man in the head! But they double pie face Starks down hard! JB then CLUBS Swerve, gets around, SUPER POISON-RANA!! But Swerve lands on his feet!! Vegas loses its mind and JB is confused! JB and Swerve fire up, but Starks BOOTS Swerve down! JB dodges Starks’ clothesline but Starks blocks a kick. Starks ducks JB’s enziguri but Swerve’s SUPERKICK connects! JB aims but Swerve deflects that superkick to throw JB down! Swerve rolls JB’s arm to lift him up, stalling suplex, but Starks SPEARS them down!! JB lands on his feet, though, and SUPERKICKS Starks!
JB runs, but Starks MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, Swerve breaks it!! Fans are thunderous, Starks and Swerve kick each other and Starks stomps! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” as Starks tries to underhook. But Swerve powers out to a fireman’s carry, but Starks fights free of that. Starks waistlocks, Swerve switches, but Starks fights off the half nelson suplex! Swerve CHOPS Starks’ on the back again and again, but Starks arm-drags free! Swerve uppercuts, but Starks reels him in! Swerve breaks free with his leg, but Starks pokes eyes! Starks underhooks and Canadian racks, ROSHAMBEAUX! But JB gets Starks SNARE TRAP!! Starks is caught, reaches out, crawls forward, ROPEBREAK!
But JB drags Starks away! JB resets the SNARE TRAP!! Starks is fading, HOUSE CALL from Swerve!! Swerve wants someone to get up, Starks sits up in a daze. Swerve is up stop, SWERVE STOMPS!! Cover, Swerve wins!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall
But “Powerhouse” Hobbs gets in! And he CLOBBERS Swerve! JB jumps on Hobbs for a sleeper but Hobbs throws him off! But Luchasaurus rushes out there and he choke grips Hobbs! Hobbs pries free!? But here comes KEITH LEE! The Limitless One isn’t going to let this keep going without him! Keith, Hobbs and Luchasaurus, the big men of each team, start throwing hands! Hobbs ROCKS Keith, Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Hobbs, but Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Luchasaurus! Keith then LIMITLESS TORNILLOS them both down!! Fans lose their minds all over again and Keith regroups with Swerve. Will all of the AEW Tag Division soon bask in their glory?
Dan Lambert & the Men of the Year speak.
Lambert says, “Sammy, Tay and Frankie must have a combined IQ of room temperature with the air conditioning on if they thought for one second that busting up Scorpio’s TNT title belt was going to get them the match that they want. Well, somebody please tell these idiots about this new invention we have called the internet and show them how to look up American Top Team. Because maybe then, they would understand that winning every championship there is in combat sports means I probably have every belt maker in the world on speed dial.” That’s right, Lambert ordered Scorpio a brand new belt even before AEW’s favorite couple could tweet out a picture of themselves in the middle of some disgusting act wearing the old one.
So, Scorpio Sky gets a special Friday Night Rampage. The brand new, custom made TNT Championship, handcrafted in Scorpio’s image, will be presented to him and he will love it. Scorpio snaps his fingers and we cut away, but will Sammy, Tay & Frankie just look to break that belt up, too?
Schiavone is on stage.
This Sunday, the AEW Women’s World Championship will be defended. Schiavone introduces the champion, Thunder Rosa! La Mera Mera makes her way out, and Schiavone asks her about Deeb’s challenge. Rosa wants us to see her face. It has no face paint! This is the real Rosa, the face of someone who has worked and earned everything she has, and is grateful for being champion. That has never complained, either. Because that is what champions do. Deeb, “mi reina,” you are NOT a champion. Fans cheer Rosa on, and Rosa tells Deeb that she complains, is a little petty.
Rosa says Deeb points fingers at people and companies, pinning things on her past, with her questionable changes. Maybe Deeb should look in a mirror and blame herself. Rosa’s face used to look up to Deeb, but no more! And on Sunday, Deeb won’t see this face. On Sunday, the war paint is on. On Sunday, the warrior inside Rosa takes over! On Sunday, La Mera Mera will teach Deeb a lesson in respect for disrespecting Schiavone, for disrespecting Rosa’s mentor, Dustin Rhodes, for disrespecting the fans, and especially for disrespecting Rosa, the AEW Women’s World Champion!! And y’know what? Deeb will be very scared, because Rosa will haunt her forever!
AEW returns as Schiavone interviews Red Velvet backstage.
A tremendous match between The Chef and Kris Statlander in the Owen Hart Cup, but Statlander won. Velvet is surely upset. No sh*t, Schiavone. Velvet says she should have won that match, and she should be facing Ruby Soho. But speaking of, Soho walks in because she heard her name. Does Velvet have something to say to her? Yes, actually. If Soho needs to know how to beat Statlander, Velvet’s got this notebook right here. Statlander’s knee is messed up, and she has a bad shoulder, too.
Velvet leaves and Soho says she can admit, when she faced Statlander last time, Soho won by the skin of her teeth. But in the next round of the Owen Hart Cup, Soho knows she’s not facing the same Statlander. This notebook is useless, so Soho throws it away. Soho will keep what Velvet said in mind, though. Will the Runaway be able to get past whatever this new form the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien has taken and head for Double or Nothing? And speaking of…
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Opening Round: Britt Baker VS Toni Storm!
The Doctor made Maki Itoh tap out while the Lightning From Down Under struck a Hayter. Only one moves on to Double or Nothing and the finals, who wins the first of tonight’s “double main event?”
In a surprising move, Britt tells Rebel and Jamie Hayter that she’ll be fine without them. They head back to the back, this will truly be 1v1, just as Storm wanted it. The bell rings and Vegas rallies for “D M D!” Britt and Storm circle, tie up, and go around. Storm clamps onto the arm, wrenches, but Britt reaches for ropes. Storm keeps her away from ropes, but Britt wrenches back. Britt hammerlocks, spins Storm and snapmares but Storm wrenches right back. Storm keeps Britt down with a wristlock, but Britt fight sup to break free. Britt snapmares, but Storm wrenches Britt right back, then headlocks for the takeover.
Britt keeps her shoulder sup, headscissors, but Storm pops free. Storm and Britt tie up again, Britt hits a headlock takeover. Storm headscissors and she keeps Britt down. Britt gets frustrated but endures as Toni pushes up for more pressure. Britt moves around, Storm pushes up again, but Britt kicks her way to the ROPEBREAK. Fans rally and duel as Storm lets off and waits on Britt. Britt gets up, kicks Storm low, but Storm rushes in. Britt sidesteps but Storm redirects herself to avoid the table top, and she basement dropkicks Britt down! Britt bails out but Storm pursues, and she ROCKS Britt with a forearm!
Storm brings Britt around and POSTS her! The ring count climbs, Storm ROCKS Britt with an uppercut. Storm gets in the ring to refresh the count, then she uppercuts Britt again. Storm aims at the apron but Britt blocks the bump to smack Storm off the apron instead! Britt puts Storm in the ring, fans duel, and Britt climbs up. Storm shoves Britt out! Storm hurries to ROCK Britt with a right, then stalks her to steel steps. But Britt rakes eyes! Britt Hits a COMPLETE SHOT to the steps! Storm flops down and Britt gets in the ring to refresh the count! Britt hurries after Storm as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Britt rains down fists on Storm, lets off to spell “D M D,” then she drags Storm up. Britt SMACKS Storm off the steps, then takes the fan sign that says “DMD is DUMB,” to rip it in half! Britt refreshes the count again, puts Storm back in, then takes her time getting in the ring. Storm kicks at Britt but Britt stomps and kicks Storm. Britt CLUBS Storm, scuffs her, talks trash on Storm, then puts her in a corner. Britt CHOKES Storm, but the ref counts. Britt lets off at 4, brings Storm around and throws forearms! Britt sits Storm down, drags her back out, and then pulls her into the post! The ref counts again and Britt scuffs Storm as she lets off.
Britt gets back in the ring with a smirk and she brings Storm up. Britt throws Storm down by her hair, covers, TWO! Britt clamps onto Storm with a seated cobra twist, but Storm endures. Fans rally up, Britt pulls Storm’s hair and talks more trash, but Storm endures. Storm fights up, throws body shots, and gets free! Britt ROCKS Storm, but Storm ROCKS Britt! Dynamite returns to single picture as the forearms fly back and forth! Storm gets the edge, but Britt dodges to SUPERKICK! Storm staggers, Britt goes up the corner, and Britt leaps for PITT- NO! Storm blocks the sunrise to go up and TORNADO DDT!
Britt flounders away and fans fire up. Storm fires up, she runs in corner to corner, HIP ATTACK! Then Alabama lift, ALABAMA SLAM! Storm rolls Britt back to her feet and reels her in, but Britt powers up to AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up but here comes Hayter! She coaches Britt up but Britt tells her to go back. Storm rolls Britt! TWO!! Britt kicks low, reels Storm in, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Britt is beside herself! Britt waistlocks, ripcords, but Storm dodges to GERMAN SUPLEX! Britt flounders to the apron and out of the ring. Storm hurries after her, TORNADO DDT to the floor!!
Storm drags Britt up, puts Britt in, and fans duel! Hayter is on the apron but Storm DECKS her! Storm runs at Britt, blocks the superkick and kicks back! Storm reels Britt in, Britt back drops but Storm sunset flips! Britt sits on the cover, Hayter helps Britt grab the rope! BRITT WINS!
Winner: Britt Baker, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
Storm is shocked! Britt did 99% of the work and still stole this one! Who will The Doctor meet in the finals? We see Statlander VS Soho this Friday on Rampage!
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semifinals: Samoa Joe VS Kyle O’Reilly!
The Panama City Playboy waits the winner of this at Double or Nothing, and he’s hoping for an Undisputed Finals! Will #KillerKyle keep that dream alive? Or will the Samoan Submission Machine make sure the Cup stays far out of their reach?
The bell rings and the two circle. Kyle and Joe test the waters with kicks, fans sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” and Joe withstands Kyle’s quick flurry! Joe backs Kyle down with his own kicks and knees, and even adds elbows and a KICK! Kyle staggers but he steadies himself and the two reset. Kyle shoots in, Joe switches, Kyle flips it to a facelock. They move around, Joe wants a leg now, and he gets Kyle down! Kyle uses a leg guard and they end up in ropes, Joe lets off quickly. Fans fire up for the opening exchange and the two reset again. They knuckle lock, Kyle gets the arm and wrenches it. Joe wants the sleeper!
Kyle trips Joe, Joe kicks Kyle away and avoids the Penalty Kick to CHOP Kyle off his feet! Fans are stinging from that one, and they chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” Kyle gets up, Joe JABS, JABS, then CHOPS Kyle in the corner. Joe brings Kyle around but Kyle wants that bad arm! Joe uses the good arm to scoop and SLAM Kyle! Kyle sits up and gasps, Joe CHOPS him on the shoulder, then PENALTY KICKS and ELBOW DROPS! Fans fire up and Joe covers, TWO! Joe CLUBS Kyle, CHOPS him, CHOPS again, then HEADBUTTS! Joe throws a back elbow, reels Kyle in, and snap suplexes! Joe floats to the cover, TWO!
Joe smirks and JABS Kyle again. Joe runs but into a KNEE! Kyle wrenches the bad arm to WRING it out! Joe rolls away, Kyle snarls and he stomps Joe to ropes. Kyle gets the bad arm, hammerlocks, and he rains down elbows and knees! Kyle floats over to do the same to the other side, then he runs for a SLIDING KNEE! Joe writhes, Kyle KICKS the bad arm! And again! Joe staggers but Kyle brings him around to clinch and fire off more knees! Kyle runs but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up and Kyle flounders to the apron. Joe storms over, but Kyle gets the leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Kyle then goes up the corner, FLYING KNEE to the bad arm! Cover, TWO!
But into an ARMBAR! Joe clasps hands, or rather holds his own wrist! Kyle wants the arm but Joe gets the ROPEBREAK! Kyle holds until 4 and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Kyle KICKS Joe against the ropes, then KICKS him again. Joe bails out of the ring, Kyle goes out after him, and Kyle wrenches the bad arm for a double wristlock. Kyle then hammerlocks the arm, makes Joe take a seat and he KICKS away on Joe by the barriers! Kyle ROCKS Joe, then gets some space. Kyle runs back in, but Joe DECKS him with a forearm! Fans fire up and Joe brings Kyle up. Joe CHOPS Kyle into taking a seat, then Joe gets some space. Joe encourages fans to fire up, and he run sin to BOOT WASH Kyle against railing! The front row fans fire up getting a whole new experience as Joe brings his foot back over.
Joe drags Kyle up and puts him in the ring. Joe takes a moment to catch his breath, then he gets in. Kyle gets the bad arm to wrench, hammerlock, and leg sweep! Joe lands on the bad arm and clutches the shoulder! Kyle rains down palm strikes on Joe, floats over to the other side for more, then back again! Kyle lets off to get the bad arm and grind the shoulder. Joe endures, even as Kyle grinds the elbow into Joe’s head. Joe fights up but Kyle throws him down! Kyle runs to drop a knee on Joe’s shoulder! Kyle paces, stomps the bad arm, then hauls Joe up as Dynamite returns to single picture.
Kyle throws forearms, KICKS, and repeat, focusing on the bad arm. But Joe uses the arm to catch the kick! Kyle fires off palm strikes, knees and another kick, but Joe ROLLING LEG SWEEPS! Kyle goes down and fans fire up with Joe! Joe JABS, JABS and JABS, to then whip and atomic drop! Joe keeps moving, and he BOOTS Kyle down! SENTON! Cover, TWO! Kyle survives but Joe keeps cool. Joe stands Kyle up for knee after knee, but Kyle blocks to KICK the bad arm. Kyle runs, but Joe LARIATS him down! Cover, TWO!! Kyle survives and Joe is beside himself! Fans rally behind Joe and he watches Kyle rise.
Joe brings Kyle up but Kyle throws a forearm! Joe responds with palm strike after palm strike from his good arm! Joe has Kyle in the corner, puts him up top, then tucks him in! MUSCLE- NO! Kyle fights out and has the bad arm! Kyle shifts around from double wristlock to FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Joe endures but Kyle pushes back! Joe crawls, reaches out, turns on his side, ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go quickly but still wants the bad arm. Kyle rips off the tape and snarls as he KICKS the arm again! Joe is in the corner, Kyle BOOTS him! Joe JABS, and JABS, and CHOPS! Kyle BOOTS again, but Joe KNEES Kyle as he shoots in low!
Kyle staggers, yoyos in the ropes, and LARIATS! Joe ENZIGURIS! Kyle PENALTY KICKS! Fans fire up again as both men are down! Kyle and Joe go to opposite corners, fans love “A E DUB!” for this, and Kyle runs corner to corner! URENA- NO! Arm-drag counter, and Kyle shoots around. O’Conner Roll, TWO! COQUINA CLUTCH!! But Kyle has the bad arm! Joe is still locking it in with the one good arm! Kyle sputters, and he’s out! JOE WINS!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (advances to the finals)
Even with one good arm, the ROH World Television Champion pulls off the victory! But here comes Adam Cole, BAYBAY! Cole and Joe have never had a match against each other before, and now they will in a historic finals match at Double or Nothing! Who will win the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament?
A great episode for Dynamite, especially as a go-home for Double or Nothing. For one, opening with the Steel Cage was an awesome move. I should’ve figured MJF would go that far to try and screw Wardlow over, but it was awesome how Wardlow turned it around on MJF. That was one serious headshot and MJF sold it perfectly. Wardlow of course wins, and of course we’re now getting MJF VS Wardlow at Double or Nothing, and who knows how that goes. There is a very good chance MJF wins, though, with the dirtiest of ways to win, but I bet Vegas would go nuts if Wardlow won. Also great to see that I called the TNT Championship was being remodeled for Scorpio, I bet that thing will look awesome.
Great promo from the JAS, and wow, Jericho with another fireball just because that staffer wore a Moxley shirt. If this were sports entertainment, they would’ve mentioned Jericho getting fined a lot of money. Regal and Jericho were very good on commentary during Moxley & Kingston VS Private Party, which was a lot of fun and a pretty good sampler of what Anarchy in the Arena will look like. I don’t want it to be so chaotic because that’ll be hard for everyone to keep up with all the action, but it will surely be just brawling all over ringside and even in the ring, and who knows what we’ll see these teams do to each other.
Good promo vignette from Jade and Jay to hype up the rematch, but again, because it’s Jay again, I feel like Jade’s got this one. I did like that Velvet, though Heel, gave Ruby, a Face, advice on how to beat Statlander since Velvet is now Statlander’s enemy. Ruby had a good Face response, and Ruby VS Statlander on Rampage is going to be a great match. Great promo from the Hardys to hype up their match with the Bucks, no idea who wins that match, but I definitely see the winner going after the AEW World Tag titles. And while Rosa had a very good promo, they started her music a little early. Probably just them misreading her promo, but it also felt like they were playing her off, which is a bit rude to do to your AEW Women’s World Champion. But that aside, Rosa is surely retaining against Deeb.
Great segment from Hangman and Punk, and though Hangman purposefully danced around the issue, I’m pretty sure what he was getting at is Punk coming in and throwing off all the plans for the AEW originals, Hangman himself included. Punk also had a good counter saying he was the foundation of what AEW is even about. That match is going to be amazing, Hangman knocking Punk down technically means Punk is standing tall because he got in Hangman’s head. I would think Hangman retains the title and that strengthens his reign, probably so he’ll be real strong for Kenny Omega’s eventual return.
The ROH World Tag Team Championship match was great stuff, and I even liked that it ended up like it did because The United Empire shows up to further build towards Forbidden Door. FTR wants more tag titles, RPG Vice called out a lot of champions, and now it seems the Empire figures they’ll grab up titles, we could get a huge tag title match with this feud. The Triple Threat of JB, Starks and Swerve was great stuff, and between Swerve winning the match and Keith running off the other heavies, I have a feeling Keith & Swerve end up losing somehow. That might mean Jurassic Express finds a way to retain, maybe Team Taz wins, but who knows.
Great “double main event” from the Owen Hart Cup Semifinals, and we even got a good promo vignette to hype the matches up. Britt VS Storm was of course still affected by Hayter showing up, but I almost thought Hayter was going to accidently cost Britt. But no, Britt still wins, as expected, and she is paralleling Cole as they’re both finalists. Joe VS Kyle was awesome stuff, and especially with Joe selling the arm damage from last week. Joe winning was great, though, and that gives us a classic Face VS Heel showdown. I suppose it would be too early for Cole VS Kyle, possible dysfunction between them in AEW after doing that story in NXT, and Cole VS Joe will still be awesome. But with Lethal, Sonjay & Singh lurking, I bet Joe loses because of them and Cole wins, he and Britt will be an Owen Hart Cup winner power couple.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (5/24/22)
Roppongi Vice gets Dark!
Rocky Romero and #JustTrent arrive in Universal Studios!
Before challenging FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championships, Roppongi Vice fires up in the Dark! Will they be partying in the Dark, too?
- Kris Statlander VS Avery Breaux; Statlander wins.
- Matt Menard & Angelo Parker VS Eli Isom & T.U.G Cooper; Menard & Parker win.
- A.Q.A VS Brittany Jade; AQA wins.
- Lee Moriarty VS Alan Angels; Moriarty wins.
- Sonny Kiss VS Carlie Bravo; Kiss wins.
- Robyn Renegade VS Vicky Dreamboat; Robyn wins.
- Anthony Ogogo VS Trenton Storm; Ogogo wins.
- Leva Bates VS Kia Dream; Bates win.
- Roppongi Vice VS Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake; RPG Vice wins.
A good line-up of nine, and great to see Leva Bates back in action. Also nice to see the team formerly known as 2point0 having a tag match, that’ll help get them going in the tag division while also building towards the “Anarchy in the Arena” at Double or Nothing. And RPG Vice will definitely get a win before their match on Dynamite.
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