One more Dynamite before the Final Fight!
Chris Jericho swears to stop wrestling in AEW if he loses to MJF at All Out! Tonight, we hear from Maxwell Jacob Friedman on how excited he is by that!
- FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Santana & Ortiz; Santana & Ortiz win.
- Orange Cassidy VS Jack Evans w/ Matt Hardy; Cassidy wins.
- Brian Cage VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Team Taz; Hobbs wins.
- Tay Conti VS Penelope Ford; Conti wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers & Jurassic Express; The Elite wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Santana & Ortiz!
The last time Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler were in the ring with Proud ‘n’ Powerful, things got downright scary. But Cash has the courage to fight past his fear and take on PNP once more! Will FTR open Dynamite #100 with a triumphant return? Or will the Inner Circle stay strong as we head for All Out?
Dax and Santana start and they circle as fans rally up. They take a moment to soak in that energy and then they tie up. Dax headlocks for the takeover, Santana headscissors but Dax kips free. Dax headlocks for another takeover, Santana headscissors again and Dax kips free again. Fans cheer as the two stare down and then back away. Dax gets a quick pep talk from Cash before he ties up with Santana again. Santana waistlocks, Dax drops and leg picks for a takedown. Dax gets a headlock, grinds Santana down and fans are dueling, “PROUD ‘N’ POWERFUL!” “F T R!” Dax Santana fights up and powers out but Dax rebounds to run him over! Santana is right up and glares at Dax.
Santana CHOPS Dax, Dax CHOPS back. Santana CHOPS again, so Dax CHOPS again. The CHOPS keep going, Santana headlocks but Dax powers out. Santana runs Dax over, things keep moving and Santana blocks hip toss only for Dax to block. They go back and forth, end up on ropes and start scrapping with each other! Cash and Ortiz jump in, the ref tries to keep the peace but a brawl breaks out! Fans fire up as PNP clotheslines FTR out of the ring! PNP then take aim, build speed and DOUBLE DIVE! Direct hit and down goes FTR! Fans are thunderous as Ortiz gets Cash up and Santana drags Dax. They whip both FTR into railing!
Ortiz SHOTGUN dropkicks, then sets up as the step stool for Santana to CANNONBALL off of! Direct hit again and fans are fired up! Santana puts Dax in the ring, tags in Ortiz, and Ortiz wrenches Dax to reel him in for a fireman’s carry takedown. Ortiz shouts, “Wrestling!” as he has an armlock but Dax fights up to his feet. Dax pulls hair, whips and scoops Ortiz to SLAM him, but Ortiz boots from below. Ortiz reels Dax in but Dax tags Cash before the atomic drop. Ortiz DECKS Cash, whips Dax corner to corner, but Dax reverses. Ortiz LARIATS Dax but Cash POSTS Ortiz! The ref reprimands but Cash brings Ortiz out to POST him again!
Ortiz is on the apron while the ref reprimands Cash. Cash gets Ortiz’s arm and wraps it around a crossbar! The ref counts, fans rally up and Cash lets off for Dax to put Ortiz in. Cash dropkicks then covers, ONE! Cash bumps Ortiz off buckles, tags in Dax, and Cash feeds Ortiz to Dax’s knee. Dax drags Ortiz up as fans rally, and snapmares him to stomp away on Ortiz’s arm! Fans boo but Cash says this is the receipt for what happened to his arm. Dax has a top wristlock, thrashes Ortiz about, but Ortiz holds on. Ortiz fights up, only for Dax to throw him down! Dax keeps on the top wristlock and thrashes the arm as Ortiz endures again.
Meanwhile, Cash pulls off a corner buckle pad! Is FTR plotting to exact true revenge for Cash’s arm? Ortiz is put in the corner, Dax sucker punches Santana! The ref is busy with Santana as Dax wraps Ortiz’s arm around the bare buckle! Cash lines up a shot but Santana comes in around the way knock him down! Dax punches Santana down then goes back to Ortiz. Dax hammerlocks the bad arm but Ortiz blocks the bump. Ortiz ROCKS Dax then dropkicks him down! Fans fire up as both men crawl, Cash tags in and intercepts Ortiz! Cash whips Ortiz away from Santana, then he swings on Santana. Santana dodges and Ortiz comes back to block a shot and CLOBBER Cash!
Fans fire up again as Ortiz crawls past Cash. Tully coaches Cash up, hot tags to Dax and Santana! Santana rallies on FTR with big clotheslines and elbows! Cash kicks low and whips but Santana reverses to mule kick Dax! Santana reels Cash in for a suplex. Santana makes Cash a bridge between Dax and himself, for a draping snap suplex! Santana then reels Dax in for UNO amigo! And then DOS amigos! Fans fire up as Santana hits THREE AMIGOS! Santana goes to a corner and climbs up top, pointing to the heavens for Latino Heat! FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and Santana is shocked, but he rallies fans up again as he tags in Ortiz.
PNP coordinate, double wrench to a double back suplex on Dax! Ortiz rolls Dax into Santana’s wheelbarrow, CUTTER to GERMAN SUPLEX! Ortiz covers, Cash drags him out! Ortiz ROCKS Cash, Santana CLOBBERS him! Ortiz whips Dax but Dax uses that to BLAST Santana off the apron! Ortiz O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Into Cash’s uppercut! Dax reels Ortiz on for a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Dax is frustrated that Ortiz survives! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” but it’s far from over. Dax tags in Cash, FTR gets Ortiz up in a double suplex. Santana SPEARS Dax and Ortiz makes the suplex a cradle! TWO, and Cash hurries after Ortiz.
Ortiz throws body shots, shoves Cash into a corner then fires off more forearms. Tag to Santana, PNP double back suplex for a FACEPLANT! Santana covers, TWO! Fans rally up again as Santana gets Cash up. Tag to Ortiz, he brings Cash around but Dax knocks Santana off the top! Ortiz swings on Santana, Cash reels Ortiz in for a Gory Especial to a running GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ortiz survives and FTR grows frustrated, but Dax tags back in. Dax gets Ortiz up, brings him around, and hoists him to the top rope. Fans duel as Dax climbs up to join Ortiz. Cash tags back in and goes to the adjacent corner. Santana is on the apron, he and Cash brawl at the corner!
Dax SUPERPLEXES Ortiz while Cash ROCKS Santana. Cash climbs up and over Santana to leap, but Ortiz dodges! Cash bails out of the splash and Ortiz ENZIGURIS him down! Ortiz runs at Dax but he dodges, Ortiz bounces off buckles! Ortiz staggers into the BIG RIG!! Cash covers, Santana LEAPS to clotheslines Dax AND break up the pin!! All four men are down but the fans are giving a standing ovation! Santana and Dax bail out while Cash gets Ortiz up. Cash suplexes, Ortiz slips out and shoves Cash into the corner. Ortiz runs in as fans chant “This is Wrestling!” but Cash puts Ortiz out. Santana tags in, somersaults to the CUTTER!
Santana gets Cash up again for Ortiz’s FLYING CODE BREAKER! Santana SUPERKICKS Cash down, then PNP gets Cash up for the TU LO SABE! Cover, PNP wins!!
Winners: Santana & Ortiz, by pinfall
The Inner Circle is triumphant again! Santana & Ortiz just went to war with FTR and won out, does this put Proud ‘n’ Powerful in position to challenge whoever wins All Out’s tag title steel cage match?
AEW hears from Daniel Garcia and 2point0.
Matt Lee is fired up as he calls out Darby Allin. “You got Punk on the mind, don’t ya?” But do NOT look past their “son,” Daniel Garcia. Jeff Parker adds that you certainly don’t look ahead to Sunday, and arguably the biggest match in AEW history. Darby VS Punk, Parker’s excited, just not for the match. What Parker’s excited for how they can be the ones to take that match away from the fans! Garcia speaks up now, telling Darby that this Friday, on Rampage, “when I take you down to the mat and twist your body into the most uncomfortable ways that I can imagine, I am going to hurt you.” Red Death says there is not a shot Darby makes it to All Out, but will he be the one feeling the pain on Friday?
CM Punk is here!
The fans are thunderous for the Best in the World as he heads to the ring this close to his in-ring return. Punk gets the mic but takes a moment to revel in the fans chanting for him. “Are you guys sick of me yet? Because I gotta tell ya, this is too good to be true.” Punk could spend weeks, months even, just hearing Cult of Personality and feeling the love. There might even be some people out there who get tired of it real fast, but Punk ain’t one of them. Punk’s going to enjoy this while it lasts, because he knows that Sunday, in this very same building, “this could all end for me.” Punk is just being realistic, as he hasn’t wrestled in seven years, and is nervous, maybe even scared.
Fans assure Punk, “You Still Got It!” and he crosses his fingers in hopes of that. But knowing it could end, Punk wants to promise us this: every time he laces up his boots, every time he comes down the aisle, he will give us his very best. But wait! Garcia and 2point0 jump Punk! Punk does his best to fight them off but this is 3v1! They mug Punk as fans boo, stomping and hammering him again and again! This is another part of their plan to cancel the highly anticipated All Out match! But here comes Darby and Sting! Garcia and 2point0 get what shots they can in on Punk, then they brawl with Sting and Darby! Darby POSTS Garcia!
Punk and Sting fight off 2point0! Punk rains down fists on Parker in the corner, Sting DECKS Lee and has him in a corner, and Darby throws Garcia into the ring! Darby climbs a corner while Sting gets Lee in the dragon sleeper! Punk has Parker in a facelock and sees what’s going on around him, so he fireman’s carries Parker! COFFIN DROP! SCORPION DEATH DROP! And G T S!! Fans are thunderous again as Punk and Darby stand tall but also stare down. Sting gets a mic and Punk clears the ring of 2point0 so the Icon can speak. Sting says, “I gotta admit, I always did want to share a ring with you. Mucho respect, okay?” Their paths never did cross, even after all this time.
But that was then, this is now. And speaking of now, it felt really good for Sting to see the Go To Sleep happen right in front of him. It felt good to see a Coffin Drop, and it felt good to hit a Death Drop again. Sting says it just felt good to clear traffic, because they have the same goal in mind. They all want to see Punk VS Darby at All Out. Now things are out of the way, and that must include Sting. Darby is ready to go mano a mano, so Sting is going to fist bump his tag partner and head to the back. At All Out, when Darby and Punk collide, “it’s gonna be showtime for sure.” Sting steps away so Darby and Punk can stare down again. Is Punk as ready as the Relentless One to go all out in the ring?
AEW profiles Kenny Omega VS Christian Cage.
Excalibur says, “For many years, Kenny Omega was known as one of the best wrestlers in the world, if not the best wrestler in the world.” JR adds that Omega’s maintained this “strangle hold on the AEW World title is because he’s just that damn good.” JR says Omega is the best singles wrestler in the world and Excalibur notes that not many can say they’ve beaten Omega in an AEW ring. But Christian Cage is one of them. Paul Wight notes Christian’s undefeated streak in AEW, and how he pinned Omega for the Impact World Championship on Rampage’s debut.
Mark Henry says Christian has charisma and talent, but Tony Schiavone asks, “How can you say Kenny Omega’s gonna lose a big match?” Taz says this match will be unbelievable. Wight says Christian going into a PPV with this level of momentum might make All Out “the worst night in Kenny Omega’s life.” What happens when Captain Charisma tries to take Big Platinum from the Best Bout Machine on AEW’s biggest show of the year?
Tony Schiavone interviews MJF.
This Sunday, “Chris Jericho puts his career on the line against this man, the most disgusting, despicable human being that I’ve ever been around in my life,” and doing this interview is not something comfortable for Schiavone to do. But MJF says, “What an intro, Tony, such a professional.” MJF lists the various nicknames: “Cowboy Chris,” the Lionheart, the Man of 1004 Holds, the Sexy Beast, the Ayatollah of Rock ‘n Rolla, the Best in the World at What He Does, the Painmaker, the GOAT, Le Champion, the Demo God, Chris Jericho. Four decades of consistently evolving to stay at the top and being universally known as the greatest, Jericho’s career is unparalleled.
And whether or not MJF, Jericho’s “greatest rival,” cares to admit it, Jericho’s name is forever etched into the Mount Rushmore of pro-wrestling. But let’s not get it twisted. By the time MJF’s career is said and done, he will be taking Jericho’s place. And it will take fans a long time to get used to that, but MJF doesn’t mind being everyone’s “pro-wrestling stepdad”. MJF has big shoes to fill, that’s no easy feat. Muhammad Ali was once considered the greatest boxer, but he thought that one too many times. Ali kept coming back and coming back for the spotlight until his brains were scrambled eggs and his body was a shell of what it once was.
“Look in the mirror, Jericho.” After all MJF has put Jericho through, Jericho is like Ali. His legs are shaky, his back is aching, and it takes him five hours to get to sleep at night and a whole lot longer to get out of bed in the morning! MJF says Jericho is on a downward spiral! But just like Ali, Jericho’s an addict. Jericho needs the spotlight. Jericho craves it, because it is oh so intoxicating. MJF has taken that from Jericho three times already, “and when a man like you loses that spotlight, you’re willing to do just about anything to get it back.” That’s why Jericho is doing this. That’s why on September 5th, All Out, MJF will have the honor and privilege of ending one of the greatest runs in pro-wrestling!
MJF says it is so poetic that the same yearning that got Jericho “to the dance” will be the same reason his music dies. The Salt of the Earth isn’t pulling any punches, will he be the one to put Jericho’s lights out once and for all?
Orange Cassidy VS Jack Evans w/ Matt Hardy!
Freshly Squeezed has been getting closer and closer to shutting down the Hardy Family Office, but not even a broken nose and busted face can keep Big Money Matt down. Speaking of which, Hardy goes right after Cassidy the second he’s in the ring! The ref has to pull Hardy away, and then EJECTS him! Now Cassidy and Evans will be truly 1v1! Will Jack Evans’ body pay for the check Hardy’s anger just wrote for him?
Cassidy is still okay to compete so the bell rings, and Evans SCREW HIGH KICKS him down! Evans hammers away on Cassidy, wrenches and knees him to ropes, then whips him for a big jump kick! Evans kips up to show off, then he runs at Cassidy in a corner. Handspring back elbow, then a snap suplex! Evans rains down rights, stomps Cassidy down, then brings him up to CLUB him on the back. Evans KICKS Cassidy down but fans boo. Evans drags Cassidy back up, throws muay thai knees, then has Cassidy in the corner. Evans goes corner to corner again but Cassidy dumps him out hard! Evans gets back up to springboard, but Cassidy ducks under!
Cassidy speeds up, ducks, dodges and redirects to dodge again! Tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO!! Evans survives but Cassidy keeps cool. Cassidy takes off the armband but Evans bails out. So Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit into railing, and Cassidy puts Evans in the ring. Cassidy goes up top and leaps for a BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO! Evans staggers up into a scoop, MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy gives those devastating kicks to Evans! As well as the air between them! Evans rushes in, Cassidy gets around to a waistlock, but Evans switches. Cassidy switches, Evans switches back, and again, and again, and again! Evans is getting annoyed but the switching continues!
Cassidy shoves Evans into a corner, runs in but is put on the apron. Cassidy bumps Evans off buckles, fans fire up as he climbs again, but Evans ROCKS Cassidy first! Evans fires off hands, climbs up top, then stands Cassidy up. Cassidy blocks the superplex and throws body shots as AEW goes picture in picture.
Cassidy adjusts position, Evans throws hands then shifts position himself. Evans has Cassidy on the inside, but Cassidy still blocks his suplex. Cassidy throws body shot after body shot after body shot! Evans elbows Cassidy in the head over and over! Evans jumps up and over and comes back but into a mule kick! Cassidy adjusts, Evans goes up, SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX! Cassidy lands hard, staggers up, but Evans CORKSCREW QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives but Evans sits him up for a PENALTY KICK! Evans drags Cassidy up to PENALY KICK again! Evans still isn’t done, he gets Cassidy up for a stalling suplex! Evans sits Cassidy up again for a third PENALTY KICK!
Evans stands Cassidy up again, but Cassidy cradle counters! Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
Well, that was outta nowhere! Evans is furious and arguing about things, but the count was the count! Hardy rushes back out now that the ringside ban is over, and he CLOBBERS Cassidy! Hardy rains down furious fists then drags Cassidy up. But here come Best Friends! Chuck Taylor and Wheeler Yuta run off Hardy, but here comes the rest of the HFO! The Private Party, Angelico and The Blade all mug Cassidy, Chuck and Yuta! But here comes Jurassic Express! Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt have their own beef with the HFO, will they become honorary Best Friends in this battle against Big Money Matt and his henchmen?
AEW profiles Miro VS Eddie Kingston.
The Mad King knows the AEW TNT Champion thinks of himself as God’s Favorite Champion, but then says, “Why is the DDT your Kryptonite? Because your neck is the Kryptonite!” Kingston promises to go after that neck, and everything Miro loves and desire, such as the TNT title. Without that title, Miro’s no longer anyone’s favorite. But Kingston wants Miro to take his hand as they “walk through Hell together.” And if Miro makes it through, then maybe Miro can go to Heaven.
Miro counters now. “Kingston’s talking about DDT’s and Kryptonite. God’s Favorite Champion stays down only for his wife in our hotel room after a victory.” The Mad King is going to realize redemption comes through agony, and Miro will bring both! “This is the word of the Redeemer.” But will Kingston make Miro eat his words along with an Uraken back hand?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Everybody wants a piece of AEW, they’re coming from everywhere. I think it’s time we send a message about who’s still at the top of the food chain in AEW!” Moxley got his FedEx back from Tokyo, and one contract was signed. Only one man had the balls to step through the “forbidden door” and “chase the bogeyman.” That man is Satoshi Kojima. What a treat for the fans to see a NJPW legend in person. But then Moxley was insulted, realizing that only some “crazy old man” was willing to go toe-to-toe with him. Once the bell rings, there’s no respect. Moxley wants to take someone’s head off.
Every time he drops someone on their head, he is trying to break their neck! Every time he squeezes the throat, he wants to break their esophagus. So in Chicago, Moxley is coming for Kojima’s scalp! Has Kojima bitten off more than he can chew accepting the Maniac’s open challenge?
Jim Ross is in the ring.
Fans cheer but Good Ol’ JR admits he is feeling bittersweet. This is his first in-ring interview with AEW, and he will be talking to one of his longest term wrestling friends. JR personally feels what is happening is a bad decision, but we’ll hear why from this future hall of famer, the MVP of AEW, Chris Jericho! Fans cheer as and sing Judas for Le Champion as he makes his entrance. Jericho says he wants to say something he hasn’t said in a long time. “Welcome to, Chicago Is Jericho!” Jericho felt it was a good time to call back to the past, since 22 years ago, he started his “main event journey” in the business in Chicago!
It was at the All State Arena, and the man who recruited him for that journey is Good Ol’ JR! That is why Jericho wants JR out here for this moment. JR says it is an honor, but he wants to ask, why is Jericho putting this on himself? If Jericho loses, he stops wrestling in AEW. Why is this the stipulation? Jericho remembers that day when he signed with JR, and that is a good question. But first off, “MJF, you are a piece of shit!” Fans cheer for that one! Jericho says MJF is diabolical and calculating, just like him, and MJF is also a button-pusher, just like Jericho. MJF is confident and arrogant, but so is Jericho. The only thing MJF has over Jericho are those three wins.
Jericho remembers them exactly: 11/7/2020; 5/5/2021; and 8/18/2021. “Those dates are burned in my brain, JR.” Jericho can’t let this go, so that is why he has to put it all on the line to beat MJF. Jericho has never been complacent, it’s why he’s in AEW in the first place. Jericho first came here about three years ago, there was no guarantee AEW was going to succeed. JR was there, there was no guarantee this was going to be a success. And yet, here we are! Episode 100 of Dynamite “as the hottest wrestling company in the world today!” Fans chant for Jericho and “A E DUB!” as Jericho says if he hadn’t taken this chance, he’d be kicking himself for being complacent.
Sure, Jericho could just stay in AEW a long time, have a lot more great matches, win a lot more championships, but every time he looks in the mirror, he’d know, “You couldn’t beat MJF!” Fans boo that but Jericho says he couldn’t live with that. That’d be the beginning of the end of Le Champion and Jericho’s time in this ring. But Jericho doesn’t want it to be the end! Jericho wants more, he never wants to stop! Fans chant “WE WANT MORE!” and he says this is why he has to take this chance. If something horrible happens and the journey ends where it began, “then so be it.”
Jericho will go to commentary and do his best there full-time, and thank all the fans around the world for helping him make his dreams come true. Then Jericho will thank us for letting him be a part of our lives, and for being a big part of his. “But before that happens, remember Max. You’re not gonna take this away from me! You will not take this away from me! If you want Chris Jericho out of this ring, you’re gonna have to be the best you’ve ever been!” MJF will have to be the best MJF has ever been, breaking every bone in Jericho’s body and squeezing ever breath out of Jericho’s lungs!
But it won’t happen, though, because he IS Chris Jericho! And MJF doesn’t have the BALLS to get rid of him! “See you on Sunday, at All Out, ya little prick!” Jericho is the most fired up he’s ever been in his illustrious career! Will Sunday be Jericho’s finale? Or just another epic reinvigoration?
AEW profiles Darby Allin VS CM Punk.
Darby says, “CM Punk said if he was 15 years old, Darby Allin would’ve been his favorite wrestler. Well, when Darby Allin was 15 years old, CM Punk was his favorite wrestler.” But seven years ago, Punk left, and that is when Darby entered pro-wrestling himself. Then Punk said something Darby didn’t really like: Punk said Darby was first on his list. Darby says that is Punk already overlooking him. Punk has seen what Darby’s willing to do, and it is stuff Punk’s never even felt in that ring. So Punk saying Darby was first on the list when Darby should’ve been last on the list, now Darby knows what he needs to do. Darby needs to do the impossible: beat CM Punk in Chicago, or die trying.
Brian Cage VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Team Taz!
The Machine knows with Hook in Hobbs’ corner, it is only a matter of time before Team Taz goes after him all together. So that’s why Cage is hitting Hobbs first at the ramp! Taz is on commentary and protesting that this is “typical Cage,” doing things the cowardly way! Cage bumps Hobbs off the apron, but Hobbs hits back with forearms. The behemoths brawl as the ref tells them to get in the ring, but Cage bumps Hobbs off the apron again. Cage whips Hobbs hard into railing! The ref keeps telling Cage to get in the ring but Cage whips Hobbs hard into railing again! Cage throws haymakers and knees into Hobbs before putting him in the ring.
The bell finally rings, Cage gets Hobbs up but Hobbs gets away. Cage pursues as they go back out the ring, and Hook plays roadblock. Taz says Cage better not hit his son, but Cage just goes back into the ring to go after Hobbs. Hobbs drops elbows then ax handles over and over. Hobbs steadies himself, drags Cage back up, but Cage scoops first! Hobbs slips out, shoves Cage and then CLOBBERS him with a full body check! “Who betta?!” Hobbs says, mocking Cage’s own catchphrase. Hobbs chokes Cage on the ropes while AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref reprimands, Hobbs lets off, then digs his knee into Cage! The ref counts, Hobbs lets off again and Cage flounders in the corner. Hobbs whips Cage corner to corner, then runs in to clothesline! Hobbs digs his fingers into Cage’s face and talks trash but the ref counts. Hobbs stops to whip Cage corner to corner again. Cage goes up and over and even somersaults before running back in! Uppercut, gamangiri and GER- No! Hobbs elbows free of the waistlock to then CLOBBER Cage again! Hobbs drops knees over and over, targeting the ribs. Hobbs digs a knee into Cage’s side while pulling him in with a headlock! Cage endures, Hobbs lets off and then soaks up the heat.
Hobbs grins as he looms over Cage. Hobbs stomps Cage but Cage throws body shots. Cage fights up and throws hands, then catches Hobbs’ clothesline into a clinch. Hobbs fights off the lift with elbows, then LARIATS Cage down! Hobbs catches his breath before he stands over Cage. Hobbs rains down fists, drags Cage up to the ropes to choke him again, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Hobbs smirks again as he yanks the ropes and snaps Cage back. Hobbs KICKS Cage in the side, talks trash as he stands over Cage, and then brings Cage back up. AEW returns to single picture as Hobbs ROCKS Cage with a right.
Hobbs RAMS Cage into the corner, throws his shoulders in more, then gives a quick headbutt as he lets off. Hobbs brings Cage around, reels him in and puts one out, but Cage fights out to fireman’s carry! Hobbs slips out to waistlock, Cage switches to half nelson, COMPLETE SHOT! Both behemoths are down and a standing count begins. Fans rally up as both men go to opposite sides of the ring. Hobbs and Cage use the ropes to stand up, and they run at each other! DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES, but neither man falls! Another DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES, then Cage boots away Hobbs’ next clothesline to mule kick and front kick to SUPERKICK!
Hobbs staggers, Cage clinches, EXPLODER! Fans fire up with Cage as he uppercuts, gamangiris and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cage keeps his cool as he paces. Cage slashes the throat, drags Hobbs up, but Hobs wrenches out and RAMS shoulders! Hobbs scoops, Cage slips off and schoolboys. Hobbs rolls through, ducks the discus, SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Hobbs is furious! Hook tells Hobbs to finish this and Hobbs tells the ref to back off. Hobbs glares down at Cage and eggs him on. Cage sits up but Hobbs brings him up, only for Cage to JUMP KNEE! Fireman’s carry, F5!! Cage fires up but Hobbs goes to the apron!
Cage gets Hobbs, brings him to a corner, and then DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEXES Hobbs up and in!! “WHO BETTA?!” Fans fire up behind Cage as he drags Hobbs up again. Hook distracts the ref, Hobbs fights the suplex to shove Cage, into a BELT SHOT from Ricky Starks! When did Ricky get here!? Hobbs scoops Cage, for TOWN BIDNESS! Cover, Hobbs wins!!
Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall
Taz says THAT is teamwork, and Starks pretends to be shocked! Cage lost an unofficial handicap match, will he ever get a fair shake against the team that betrayed him?
Malakai Black speaks.
“What a weird narrative to spin, Mr. Johnson.” Supposedly, Malakai left the ring because Lee Johnson showed up? No, Malakai left because he is the one who dictates the pace. Since then, it has been seven days. “Seven days to atone for interrupting me.” Malakai wants us to know he actually showed mercy to Cody Rhodes, and to Arn and Brock Anderson, because he granted them “a swift death.” Johnson will not be so lucky, however. Malakai plans to make Johnson suffer. Then a coin will be placed on each of Johnson’s eyelids, so that when he is sent down to Hades, Johnson can pay the boat man’s toll. Will Big Shotty’s offense have little affect on the man from the House of Black?
The Factory is in the ring.
QT Marshall says “What we don’t do on Dynamite is stand on the stage like a bunch of little kids and laugh at QT Marshall.” So Paul Wight, get your big ass out here and try to laugh in QT’s face, man to man, “heavyweight to heavyweight.” Wight makes his way to the ring, not caring that QT has added to the numbers of The Factory since last time. Wight gets right in the ring, and the Factory swarms him! QT stays back to bark orders, but Wight EXPLODES out of the corner! Wight DECKS one Factory flunky, runs over both Comoroto and the next biggest guy at the same time, then choke grips the final newbie for a CHOKE SLAM!
Aaron Solo is up top, he LEAPS at Wight, but Wight SWATS him like a fly! QT has bailed out long before Gunn Club rushes out there to even the odds. QT has a chair, but the Gunn Club boys gets at him and takes away that chair! Fans chant, “QT SUCKS! QT SUCKS!” and now there’s only the All Out showdown- WAIT! Billy Gunn just gives Wight a chairshot to the back?! Why!? QT himself is shocked, but Wight gets up again. Gunn HEAD SHOTS Wight with the chair!! QT legitimately has no idea why the Gunn Club just betrayed the Giant, but his Factory is still taking advantage! They get Wight up for QT to hit the DIAMOND CUTTER! Will QT be even more of a vulture come All Out?
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter & Rebel backstage.
What is this big news she has for AEW? The Doctor and AEW Women’s World Champion says “We’re finally going to add some star power to this Women’s Casino Battle Royale, because two of the most prestigious females in all of wrestling are gonna be in it.” And she is of course talking about Rebel and Jamie. If one of them- Well ok if Jamie wins, then this title is going nowhere because Jamie is on Britt’s side. This title is staying right with Britt. Isn’t Britt underestimating her challenger, Kris Statlander? Statlander is undefeated since her return.
That brings Britt to her next big news for free agency. One of the hottest stars in all of wrestling today has just signed a long term contract with AEW, guaranteed to keep these ratings sky high. That person is… Britt! She’s staying around in AEW a lot longer, because Tony Khan realized that with Britt as champion and AEW’s golden girl, and is now allowing her to make matches! So this Friday will be a feast as Jamie & Rebel take on Kris Statlander 2v1. Oh, how unfortunate that it’s just two days before the PPV! Hopefully Statlander doesn’t get hurt. See you Friday, Kris. Yours truly, Britt Baker, DMD. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien make it through the sidekicks to still go after the champion?
Tay Conti VS Penelope Ford w/ The Bunny!
Speaking of the Women’s Casino Battle Royale, the Brazilian Blackbelt Beauty, the Superbad Girl and the HFO’s Allie are all going to be competing for that title opportunity. However, Ford and Bunny are willing to work together as a bad girls club if it means keeping Conti out of contention. Will Conti make sure there’s a Tay-KO in Ford’s immediate future to change the course of things?
Conti sees Ford and Bunny talking on the outside, and decides to CROSSBODY them both down! Fans fire up with Conti as she drags Ford up and into the ring. The bell rings, Ford rushes in but Conti spins her around for drop sayanagi after drop sayanagi! Conti gets Ford up again and blocks a forearm to a wrench, spin and wristlock. Bunny coaches Ford but Conti wrenches again to spin and cravat Ford for knees! Conti spins Ford again to a dragon sleeper for clubbing forearms! Conti is having fun with Ford now as she clubs her over and over, to a BACK2BACK BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ford swings into another wrench, scoop and swinging FACEBUSTER!
Ford staggers, Conti BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO! Bunny is frustrated on behalf of Ford but Conti keeps her cool. Conti drags Ford up, whips her to a corner, but Ford reverses. Ford runs in but Conti BOOTS her again! Conti goes up and up but Ford trips her up! Conti falls to the mat! Cover as AEW goes picture in picture, TWO!
Ford fumes but she kicks Conti in the back. Ford hooks arms, drags Conti up and bumps her hard off buckles. Ford drags Conti around to then dig her boots in at the corner. The ref counts, Ford lets off and Bunny pulls Conti’s hair! Bunny gets away with it before Ford comes back to bring Conti up. Ford chokes Conti on ropes, lets off as the ref counts 4, then KICKS Conti against the ropes! Conti flounders, Ford HOTSHOTS Conti! Ford then runs to dropkick Conti in the back! Conti flops to the apron, Ford catches her breath, then runs to triangle jump knee drop! Ford pushes Conti back into the ring, takes a moment to fix her hair, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Conti fights up and arm-drags Ford off the motorcycle stretch. Ford ends up in a corner but storms after Conti. Conti throws elbows, Ford CLUBS her on the back. Ford whips Conti to a corner, runs corner to corner to handspring, but Conti dodges! Conti comes back, Ford dodges and then handsprings in again, to RAM a shoulder into Conti! Ford runs side to side but Conti dodges the boot! Conti back elbows, brings Ford around and then goes up and up and CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up with Conti as she rallies with big clotheslines! Conti gets around to scoop and swing for the SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Ford survives and Conti is shocked!
Ford flounders to ropes while Bunny cheers but Conti storms over. Ford yanks Conti into the ropes! Ford has a leg, turns Conti over, HALF CRAB! But then Ford shifts to get the deathlock! SUPERBAD MUTA LOCK! But Conti fights right out to get a CALF KILLER!! Ford endures, reaches out for Bunny, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Conti lets go at the count, runs in at the corner and BOOTS Ford again! Then Conti goes side to side for another BOOT! Then the other way, ANOTHER BOOT! Conti drags Ford out but Ford wrenches to a fireman’s carry! GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO!! Ford is furious, as is Bunny, but fans fire up for Conti’s toughness!
“This is Awesome!” as Ford gets Conti back up. Conti reverses to a small package, TWO! Conti ROCKS Ford, runs but Bunny swipes at her! Conti grabs Bunny and drags her up to the apron! Bunny flails, Ford runs in, but Conti gets away! Ford stops herself from running into Bunny, but Conti shoves them into each other! Bunny falls down, Conti rolls Ford up, with a bridge! Conti wins!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
The numbers game backfired on Ford and Bunny, but Ford CLOBBERS Conti from behind! Ford and Bunny are sore losers as they stomp and hammer away on Conti, but here comes the Dark Order’s ANNA JAY! Jay is back from injury and she saves her best friend from Bunny and Ford! Tay & Jay are reunited, and this just in! The Queenslayer returns to action this Sunday in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale! Now that numbers are even, what are the odds Bunny and Ford don’t win at All Out?
Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa.
La Mera Mera is also in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale, what does she feel her chances are? Before she can say anything, both the Vicious Vixens and the #JadeBrand barge in. Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill, with Vickie Guerrero and Mark Sterling backing them up, dare Rosa to say she’s winning the battle royal. Rosa says they can’t be serious, trying to intimidate her. Nyla says they are serious. Well in that case, if Rosa’s going down, she’s doing down swinging. The earrings are off and the forearms start flying! But Rosa is stuck in a 2v1 with two strong enemies, so that doesn’t last long! But then Nyla and Jade stare down!
Sterling steps in to keep the peace, saying there is no sense in doing this now. “There’s way more money on Sunday, if you know what I mean.” Vickie says this is the first time he’s made any kind of sense. Vickie has Nyla head out, as does Sterling with Jade. Rosa is left writhing and angry, will everyone feel the wrath of La Mera Mera at All Out?
AEW profiles the Final Fight, Jericho VS MJF.
JR says, “Seeing what Chris has accomplished in AEW since the debut of our brand has been nothing short of extraordinary.” Schiavone remembers back to Jericho arriving at the announcement press conference and shocking everyone. Wight says the evolutions and trials Jericho has gone through has pushed him mentally and emotionally to his limits. MJF says he’s “mopped the floor” with Jericho, Taz notes that MJF has kept Jericho on his toes, and Mark Henry sees that MJF wants the throne for himself now. If Jericho loses, no one really understands the ramifications. Will MJF retire THE Chris Jericho? Wight admits, he’s worried. Will the Final Fight truly be the final night for Jericho in the ring?
8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers & Jurassic Express!
At All Out, The Young Bucks are going to defend their AEW Tag Team Championships against Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M inside a steel cage! But they’re not worried, especially with the Impact World Tag Team Champions by their side. Will The Elite (the the Elite) be rolling into All Out with yet another big win? Or will having Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and #CeroMiedo be what helps the Lucha Brothers score some early momentum going into their battle of steel and gold?
The teams sort out, big Doc Gallows starts against the equally big Luchasaurus, and fans are fired up already! Gallows throws a haymaker, Luchasaurus gives it back, and we have a brawl already! Gallows kicks low, whips Luchasaurus to a corner, then runs in to back elbow! Gallows throws body shots as Callis claims The Elite doesn’t need interference, despite all the times we’ve seen them use it. Gallows ROCKS Luchasaurus with an uppercut, but Luchasaurus turns things around to fire off big hands! Luchasaurus waistlocks, Gallows elbows free and kicks low again. Gallows reels Luchasaurus in, Luchasaurus resists the suplex to suplex Gallows instead!
Luchasaurus growls at The Elite, then drags Gallows up. Gallows uppercuts Luchasaurus then tags out to Nick Jackson. Nick runs in but into a flapjack! Fenix tags in, he goes up and leaps but Nick gets under. Fenix comes back, Fenix whips him to ropes but Fenix uses the Tiger Feint to rewind. Nick ducks the heel kick but Fenix whips him to ropes. Nick flips up and around, Fenix dodges but Nick dodges back. Fenix and Nick stare down Matt and Penta, then go back to each other. They each dodge, to tag in their brothers! Penta and Fenix run at Matt and Nick, both sides dodge, then everyone SUPERKICKS! Those all cancel out, so the four start shoving and talking trash!
The ref tries to keep the peace but then the Good Brothers blindside the Lucha Bros, then sucker punch Jurassic Express! The fans boo and the ref reprimands but The Elite isolates Penta. Matt stomps Penta, does a funky dance, then mocks Cero Miedo as he runs. But Jungle Boy trips Matt up! Penta hits a SLINGBLADE as AEW goes picture in picture!
Penta tags JB, JB and Penta double whip Matt, leap frog to SUPERKICK! Matt is down, JB gets a boost from Penta for a SPLASH! Cover, TWO! JB stays on Matt with CHOPS, then runs, but into a cheap shot from Nick! JB elbows Nick down, runs at Matt, but Matt sidesteps. Matt goes to hip toss JB but JB uses that to get up and RANA- NO! Nick blocks, and with Matt’s help he APRON POWERBOMBS Jungle Boy! JB flops to the floor, The Elite again sucker punches the Lucha Brothers and Luchasaurus, and Brandon Cutler cools Nick down with the spray. Nick puts JB in the ring, Matt stomps JB before he can get to his corner, and then Matt brings JB up and around.
JB throws body shots and back hands but Matt keeps him from his corner by pulling hair! The ref reprimands, so Matt throws JB down by his hair. Tag to Nick, he stomps JB around, then tags in Gallows. The Elite mugs JB, Gallows looms over him, then snapmares JB for a flurry of elbows to the shoulders. Gallows wraps on a chinlock and squeezes JB tight. JB endures, fights up, throws body shots, but Gallows throws him down by his hair now. Nick tags in again, taunts the Lucha Brothers and distracts the ref, and Gallows gets a cheap shot in on JB! Nick then chokes JB on the ropes! The ref sees that, counts, and Nick lets off at 4. Nick does his mock Macho Man strut, then bumps JB off buckles.
Tag to Matt, the Bucks dropkick Luchasaurus down together! The Lucha Bros try to hit back but the Bucks knock them down first! The Bucks strut around and mock the fans cheering. They then return to JB and mug him in the Elite corner. The Bucks double whip JB to the corner, then Nick runs in as AEW returns to single picture. JB BOOTS Nick away, Matt runs in but gets an elbow, and JB rolls off Matt’s back but into Nick’s shove. Karl Anderson finally does something by tripping JB up, dragging him out and shoving him into railing! But JB rebounds to LARIAT Anderson! The Machine Gun checks his face, JB blocks Nick’s apron Penalty Kick and uses that to get up on the apron!
JB DECKS Nick, SUPERKICKS Gallows, then shoulders into Matt. JB slingshots up and over and hot tags Fenix! Fans fire up as Fenix wrenches, knuckle locks and CHOPS Nick! Matt runs in but Fenix jumps over him, only for Matt to get a waistlock. Fenix elbows free, ducks Nick’s forearm so that Matt takes the hit, then Fenix CHOPS Nick again. Fenix SUPERKICKS Anderson, mule kicks his leg out, CHOPS Nick again, then BUZZSAWS Anderson! All while keeping the knuckle lock! Nick swings on Fenix, but Fenix ducks that to get a wristlock ripcord and ROUNDHOUSE! Fans fire up as Fenix goes up and up and then shows off before the flipping arm-drag!
Fans are thunderous as Fenix gets Nick over to the corner. Tag to Penta, feed to a pop-up in the corner, Penta SUPERKICKS Nick out of his headstand! Fenix fireman’s carries for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER, Penta is up top for WAZZUP!? Cover, but Matt breaks it! Fenix bumps Matt off buckles but Nick blocks Penta’s chop with a knuckle lock. Nick CHOPS Penta, goes up and up a corner for “LUCHA LIBRE!” and gets both an arm-drag and a headscissors on the Lucha Brothers! Nick aims, SUPERKICK for Penta! Penta SUPERKICKS Nick in return! Nick rebounds to SUPERKICK Fenix, while Penta SUPERKICKS Matt! DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES for Penta and Nick!!
Fans are loving this as the champions and their challengers are both down! Nick and Penta crawl for their corners, hot tags to Anderson and Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies on the Good Brothers, then tosses Anderson to the corner for fast hands! GERMAN SUPLEX! Gallows gets in but Luchasaurus ducks the buzzsaw to kip up! TAIL WHIP! Gallows staggers so Luchasaurus shoves him out of the ring! Nick GAMANGIRIS Luchasaurus but slingshots into the choke grip! CHOKE SLAM outside, ONTO Gallows and Matt! JB builds speed and Luchasaurus gives him a boost so he can FLY! Direct hit onto The Elite!
Anderson staggers up into the choke grip, CHOKE SLAM! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Tag to Penta then tag to Fenix. Penta BUZZSAWS Anderson, brings him around as Fenix climbs, “CERO MIEDO!” But Matt distracts the ref so that Brandon Cutler can COLD SPRAY Fenix in the face!! Gallows YAKUZA KICKS Penta down, then he and Anderson give Fenix MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, Luchasaurus breaks it in time! Gallows POSTS Luchasaurus, The Elite regroup and Nick tags in. Nick tags Matt, the Bucks get Fenix up as fans rally. B T E- NO! Fenix dodges and knees collide! Handspring DOUBLE CUTTER!!
Fenix hurries to the apron, BOOTS Anderson and SUPERKICKS Gallows, then springboards to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! But the Bucks catch him and pop him up into a gut wrench! Nick hurries to the apron now, he springboards, MELTZER DRIVER!! Cover, The Elite wins!!
Winners: The Elite, by pinfall
Callis is laughing his head off on commentary, and says he has some business to take care of now. The Bucks and Good Brothers celebrate, and here comes Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa. Nakazawa is holding up the AEW World Championship for Omega as Omega gets a mic to laugh in his own right. Omega joins the Elite in the ring and starts the assault on Jurassic Express and the Lucha Brothers! “You just can’t take a hint, can you?”
A table has been set up and Omega shouts, “Take care of the dinosaur!” The Good Brothers get Luchasaurus up for MAGIC KILLER through the table!! Omega then stands JB against the ropes and shouts, “Who do you think you are, huh?!” Omega says JB isn’t in contention anymore so why is he bothering to fight back? But then CHRISTIAN CAGE shows up and SPEARS Omega down! Christian fires off on the Bucks but the Good Brothers return, and even Nakazawa helps out! Cutler gets kendo sticks for everyone and they use those to choke the contenders. Omega claims this was the trap they laid, and Christian fell right into it.
Omega goes on about the great meeting with Tony Khan from earlier today, talking about the AEW video game, the AEW ratings, “but you really got to be careful not to misplace personal items.” Omega says Callis has the “keys to the control room,” and wants him to “LET HER RIP! BRING IT DOWN!” The cage is descending! “You thought we were done?!” The mugging of the Elite’s enemies continues as the cage encapsulates the ring! Omega has the Elite set the Lucha Brothers up for a quick photo op, then Omega SMACKS Christian with a kendo stick! The Bucks and Good Brothers do the same to the Lucha Brothers!
Alex Abrahantes returns, and he’s brought The Elite Hunter! Frankie Kazarian rushes out with other enemies of the Elite! Cutler and the Good Brothers do whatever they can to stop Kaz, Dante Martin, Jurassic Express and even Orange Cassidy from scaling the cage! Mark Stunt is way up top, but Cutler sprays him in the face! Stunt has to retreat down the corner girder to save himself from falling. The Bucks handcuff the Lucha Brothers to ropes to SUPERKICK them down! SUPERKICK after SUPERKICK from Nick to each brother, and Matt rubs the tag titles in their faces. Omega even tells Nick to calm it down so they can pick on Christian now.
The Bucks sit Christian up as Omega laughs, and together as The Elite, B T E TRIPLE TRIGGER!! Nakazawa cuffs Christian for Omega, and Omega sarcastically says he’s sorry this has to happen this way. AEW is wrapping as Omega has his photo op with a downed Captain Charisma, is this foreshadowing how All Out ends on Sunday?
WOW! Now this was a packed go-home! A lot of solid promos and great vignettes for the All Out matches, but MJF and Jericho of course had the best two. Jericho is so fired up with this, I honestly can’t be sure which way The Final Fight goes. Jericho’s had such a great career already but just as there’s so much more for him still to do, is he realizing in real-life that he actually can’t do this for that much longer? All Out is must-see just on that match because of what it means for Jericho. Britt’s promo was really good, too, on all the blatant teases of free agents that could be coming to AEW but aren’t yet, i.e. The IIconics and Adam Cole.
FTR VS PNP was a badass opening tag match, and it is very big for PNP to get the win here. I really do think Santana & Ortiz will be poised to challenge whoever the tag champions are after All Out, because whether it’s PNP VS Bucks or PNP VS Lucha Brothers, that’s top tier tag action right there. I like the guts Garcia & 2.0 are showing still trying to go after Darby and now even CM Punk, and seeing the three finishers in a row from Darby, Sting and Punk was great television. Sting’s promo could’ve been a bit crisper but he got his point across that this will be all on Darby. Darby has a good promo, and he really does make a good point about how a list of dream matches should technically increase in importance and all that.
Cassidy VS Evans was a very good match but what a bummer that for the TV audience, this ended abruptly in a picture in picture. HFO going after Cassidy so that Best Friends and Jurassic Express run them off was good set-up for a 10 Man Tag in the Buy-In this Sunday. I swear I was saying something along the lines of this being the blow off not too long ago, so great to see AEW saw that for themselves. Cage VS Hobbs was also a very good match, but of course Team Taz uses Heel tactics to screw over Cage. We definitely need some kind of FTW Championship match with a ringside band on Team Taz so Cage and Starks can truly settle this.
Malakai Black has a very good promo calling out Lee Johnson, and their match this Friday on Rampage is going to be a good one. Still hoping this leads to Malakai VS Dustin on a big time Dynamite like the Grand Slam in a few weeks. However, the Nightmare Family seems to be losing members and in ways I don’t really understand. The Gunn Club turning on Paul Wight feels like a really forced way to knock Wight down so that QT and the Factory can stand tall tonight. Does this math mean Wight wins his in-ring return against the younger star? If QT still wins, the math just looks gross. The Factory should’ve looked like chickens tonight so they could cheat Wight at All Out and have QT win.
Conti VS Ford was a great match to build up the women’s midcard while also giving some great momentum towards the Women’s Casino Battle Royal. Conti winning and Jay returning is great stuff, but given Rosa getting mugged by Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill, that just furthers my confidence in Rosa winning the match. Britt will surely find a way to win against Statlander so that Britt and Rosa can revisit their awesome feud and settle things with the title on the line. Plus, who doesn’t want to see them revisit their Unsanctioned Match in some form or another?
And then, even after how packed tonight was, there was SO MUCH awesome stuff in the 8 Man Tag main event. The Elite not only win but they stand tall after brutalizing just about everyone, but I really only see the tag titles changing hands. It’s the first tag cage match in AEW, the Lucha Brothers are fired up and have a lot they can do after as AEW Dynamite goes into “season three,” title change would be a great way to make All Out stand out. As for Omega, he does stand tall over Christian here, but Christian’s already Impact World Champion, Christian can do plenty with that over in Impact while AEW gets us back on track for Omega VS Hangman, the one true way Omega must lose the title.
My Score: 9.2/10
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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