It’s a Dynamite weekend for AEW!
AEW went on a Rampage last night, and now its a Dynamite Saturday! And the 2021 World Title Eliminator Tournament bracket will be revealed!
- Malakai Black VS Dante Martin w/ Lio Rush; Malakai wins.
- AAA Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS ??? w/ Andrade El Idolo; FTR wins and becomes the new AAA Tag Team Champions.
- Jon Moxley VS Wheeler Yuta w/ Orange Cassidy; Moxley wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS The Super Kliq; The Super Kliq wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Kiera Hogan; Ford wins.
- Bryan Danielson VS Bobby Fish; Danielson wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
CM Punk is here!
The Best in the World is coming off another win from last night’s extra large Rampage, and fans are more than happy to see him again! Punk joins Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and good ol’ Jim Ross on commentary to watch this huge Saturday Night Dynamite!
Malakai Black VS Dante Martin w/ Lio Rush!
After finishing with The American Nightmare, the Dark Father is moving on to young and shining stars. Will the House of Black bring Angel Dorado down to the cold depths below?
The bell rings and Malakai storms right up to Dante. They tie up, Malakai waistlocks but Dante switches. Malakai hooks a leg to trip Dante and then gets a rear mount for a waistlock. Malakai drags Dante up, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante hits a headlock takeover, Malakai headscissors but Dante kips free, only to run into an arm-drag. Malakai grinds the arm, Dante reaches up to headscissor, but Malakai kips free to arm-drag again! Fans cheer the technical exchange as Dante fights up. Malakai grinds the arm, Dante endures, and fans duel as Dante fights up to his feet. Dante springs off the ropes, whips but Malakai reverses, but Dante springboard SHOTGUNS!
Malakai bails out of the ring and fans fire up as Dante builds speed, but Malakai gets in to get around and waistlock, Dante swings an elbow but Malakai ducks under to shove Dante to ropes and CLOBBER him with an elbow! Fans fire up while Dante crawls to a corner. Malakai runs in but Dante goes up and out to springboard in, into a POWERBOMB! Malakai turns Dante over for a HALF CRAB! Dante endures, fans rally up and Dante powers up to get the ropebreak! Malakai lets go at 4, glares at Lio Rush, then KICKS Dante in the leg. Dante gets to ropes, Malakai KICKS his leg again. Malakai gets the leg but Dante throws haymakers!
Malakai EuroUppers, Dante shoves and boots but Malakai blocks for an STO! Malakai gets Dante up, SHIN BREAKER, then a toss! Dante lands on his feet but his legs jam, and Malakai gets him with a bodyscissors takedown to a KNEEBAR! Dante endures and fans rally up as he pries at the hold. Dante uses his free leg to kick Malakai off the hold! Dante goes to the apron, Malakai stalks over but Dante throws forearms! Dante slingshots but Malakai anchors him to the top rope! Dante kicks and gets the sunset flip, TWO! Malakai storms over to corner Dante but Dante elbows him. Dante goes up and up and POISON-RANAS!
Fans are fired up as Malakai goes to the ramp side. Malakai crawls up the ramp, Dante builds speed and springboards to CANNONBALL! Direct hit to the ramp, and Dante puts Malakai back in the ring as fans are fired up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Dante aims from the apron, triangle jump QUEBRADA, but Malakai dodges! Dante lands on his feet but his leg jams again, and Malakai goes after the bad one. Dante breaks free, he and Malakai trade forearms, Malakai EuroUppers but Dante gets the edge with forearms! Malakai kicks the clothesline then HEEL KICKS Dante in the same instance! But Dante PELES!
Malakai staggers to a corner, Dante runs corner to corner but into boots! Malakai goes up and leaps, METEORA! ROUNDHOUSE to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Dante survives and shocks Malakai! Lio grows a bit worried but fans say, “This is Awesome!” Malakai seethes, drags Dante up and drags him to a corner. Malakai goes to the apron and climbs up the corner. He drags Dante up to join him but Dante throws body shots. Dante CLUBS Malakai but Malakai throws hands back! Malakai adjusts but Dante goes up to SPRINGBOARD SUPER STEINER! Fans lose their minds but Dante clutches a knee from the landing.
Fans rally as Dante drags himself to the apron. Dante springboards again to QUEBRADA and he hits it! But his bad leg keeps him from making the cover! Dante crawls over, manages the cover, TWO!! Malakai survives, and then springs to life for a DEEP HALF CRAB!! Dante endures but Malakai can’t hold the stretch as he clutches his ribs. Malakai staggers up and grabs at Dante’s leg, but Dante skins the cat to shoulder in! Malakai staggers, Dante springboards again, but Malakai dodges! BLACK MASS!! Malakai slowly walks over to cover, Malakai wins!
Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall
Lio’s investment drops as the House of Black stands tall! But Malakai does give a nod of respect to the young man. Is there still promise for Dante yet?
Backstage interview with Jurassic Express.
Tony Schiavone notes the big 8 Man Tag they had last week, and the bumps and bruises from that match. Jungle Boy says the entire Express is banged up, with Christian Cage at home nursing his neck and JB’s own head still ringing. But JB’s sarcastic as he says thankfully Luchasaurus can even walk after that “terrifying” powerbomb. Kenny Omega and Adam Cole barge in, Omega saying someone must be desperate giving these guys promo time. Luchasaurus growls but Omega wants him to calm down. Cole dares Luchasaurus to do something, but then the Young Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK JB from the other end! And then The Elite mugs Luchasaurus!
Brandon Cutler confiscates the camera while Cole puts JB in a camel clutch to make him watch as Omega and the Bucks get Luchasaurus up for a TRIPLE POWERBOMB into a table! Nick Jackson says, “That felt GOOD! CACAW~!” Omega says they kicked Luchasaurus in the beanbags! “That’s what happens!” Will The Elite continue to bully anyone they want in AEW?
The Inner Circle is here!
Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana & Ortiz are together again after the Men of the Year and American Top Team tried to pick Le Champion apart last night on Rampage. Fans sing Judas again as the five stand in the ring. Santana gets the mic first and asks Miami what’s up! “Damn, one of the only cities we can count on to come two nights in a row, and y’all bring that same energy!” But Santana gets to the nitty gritty. While he and Ortiz have been handling business, they’ve been noticing that their boys are dealing with some American Top Team cabrones. But before he can say more, here come Men of the Year and American Top Team!
Dan Lambert has a question: Is this all the members of the Inner Circle Jerk? Or do they bring in fresh hands every once in awhile for variety’s sake? Fans boo but Lambert asks if they know how many championships American Top Team has given Miami! They should be throwing a parade! Show some damn respect! Jericho says, “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Dan Lambert, the fat faced dips*it!” Lambert is furious as the fans chant that at him. Jericho says it is interesting, seeing Lambert and his nefarious Neanderthals, but Jericho has a question for Paige VanZant.
“You always seem to be wherever the Inner Circle is. You’ve got a little bit of an obsession with Le Champion, maybe? Huh? You maybe gonna try and slide into my DM’s?” She says, “You wish!” Well Jericho says it doesn’t matter, he wouldn’t touch her with her husband’s genitalia. And he sees all the pictures for the Instagram. What filter does she use? Juno, bimbo or bitch? All the jokes are done, though. Before you is a reunited Inner Circle in Miami! No more 5v1 beatings, they are ready, face to face, 5v5! They want a 10 Man Tag, The Inner Circle VS American Top Team & The Men of the Year! Choose whoever you want, because there is NOBODY CRAZIER than the Inner Effin’ Circle!!
Lambert says if it was up to him, they’d beat the Inner Circle’s asses every week and collect the paychecks. But the Men of the Year have bigger plans and that involves championship gold. Lambert sees the biggest mouth on Jericho, the longest rap sheets on Santana & Ortiz, and Hager, he’s got the biggest head on a human being Lambert’s ever seen! Does Hager step feet-first into his shirt and pull it up? The fact is, though, the only one with a title is “Tiny Tim,” so he’s the one with the stroke to get these guys the match they want. The question is, will Sammy step up for the Inner Circle and hear their terms?
Lambert won’t tell anyone his terms now, because he doesn’t wanna waste another breath on the trash balls in the city he used to call his hometown! Scorpio Sky adds that while they wait these seven days, he’ll give them something to thing about. Jericho’s brain might be a little fuzzy after another Masvidal knee, but please don’t forget that Scorpio pinned the GOAT not once but twice. Fans chant, “You Still Suck!” Sammy tells Scorpio to shut up! It doesn’t matter if it’s one, both, or all, Sammy will beat them right now! They must’ve forgotten that he’s the Spanish God and TNT Champion! Sammy says see you next week, “and guess what? I’ma kick all y’alls asses!” Will this war only escalate as the weeks roll bye?
AAA Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS ??? w/ Andrade El Idolo!
Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero have refused to join El Idolo’s stable, so he’s brought in “Las Super Ranas,” aka The Super Frogs, to take them on and take those titles! But are these two really the best Andrade could find? Or are these just the only two willing to spend time with the arrogant Andrade?
The introductions are made, the AAA belts are raised, and we see if Las Super Ranas are feeling froggy!
Fenix starts with Super Rana Uno, they circle and tie up, Rana Uno waistlocks but Fenix switches. CM Punk points out that given their height and build, Las Super Ranas is just FTR. Either way, Ranas Uno gets a headlock takeover but Fenix headscissors. Rana Uno kips free, hits another takeover but Fenix again headscissors. Rana Uno kips free, sweeps the leg, covers, ONE! Fenix sweeps the legs, covers, ONE! Fenix handsprings and fans fire up. Rana Uno offers a handshake, Fenix doesn’t, but they tie up with knuckle locks. Rana Uno rolls, wrangles Fenix down but Fenix kips up and goes around the ropes to wrench to a wristlock.
Rana Uno reaches out but Fenix keeps him from Rana Dos. Rana Uno rolls, wrenches, wrangles Fenix again and pulls at the mask! Fans boo, Fenix fights up but Rana Uno waistlocks. Fenix victory rolls to a facebuster! Fenix goes after Rana Uno’s mask in return, but Rana Dos gets in to stop that! Penta gets in to go after Rana Dos’ mask! Rana Uno kicks Fenix away, then he CLUBS Penta down. Las Super Ranas double suplex but Penta saves Fenix, and the Lucha Brothers get around to double mule kick! And off come the masks! Las Super Ranas ARE just FTR! FTR CLOBBER the Lucha Brothers with clotheslines! Fans jeer FTR as AEW goes picture in picture!
FTR paces about, Dax Harwood drags Fenix up to whip and CLOBBER! Then he hauls Fenix up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Dax stalks Fenix to ropes, tags Cash Wheeler, and they DOUBLE ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cash goes to the apron to drop a leg! Fenix writhes, Cash climbs back in and drags Fenix to center, cover, TWO! Cash craps on with a cobra clutch! Fenix endures as Cash thrashes him around then grinds him down. Fans rally up with Alex Abrahantes as Fenix fights up, but Cash keeps him from the corner. Tag to Dax, Fenix arm-drags Cash out but Dax CLOBBERS Fenix from behind! Dax sucker punches Penta, but Fenix throws body shots and a CHOP!
Dax CHOPS, Fenix CHOPS back but Dax CHOPS again! Cash hooks Fenix, Dax CHOPS then DECKS Fenix! Dax drags Fenix up, chokes him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Cash sneaks over to get a cheap shot in! Dax drags Fenix up, Cash joins in, they double suplex to hang Fenix out to dry! Fenix flies off onto the ramp, Penta runs in but FTR double elbow him out of the ring! Dax drags Penta up, Penta ROCKS Dax then GAMANGIRIS Cash! Fenix runs in, Penta gives him a boost and Fenix DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICKS! Fenix rallies on FTR with forearm after forearm, then he puts both FTR side by side!
Penta goes up, DOUBLE QUE PASO! Double cover off the double stomps, TWO!! Fans rally up and Cash flounders to ropes. Penta drags him up, whips him to ropes, but Cash reverses and Dax hooks a leg! Penta still throws Cash up and out onto Dax! Fans fire up and shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix goes up top, Penta FLIES to take out Cash and Fenix LEAPS to take out Dax! The Lucha Bros put Dax in as fans lose their minds. Penta gets Dax up, “This is Awesome!” as Fenix climbs back up. But Cash drags Penta down! Penta BOOTS Cash then runs, but Cash dodges the sliding dropkick! Cash has a title belt but Penta ducks the attack to SUPERKICK Cash down!
Penta runs in but Cash TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Fenix tightrope walks and avoids the belt shot to springboard ROUNDHOUSE! Dax O’Conner Rolls, with the ropes! TWO and Dax flies into a corner! Fenix sobats, whips, but Dax reverses! Fenix tiger feint rewinds, but Dax ducks the heel kick to ROCK him with a right hand! Dax whips, Fenix rewinds again to HEEL KICK! Down goes Dax and fans fire up! But here comes Tully Blanchard, in matching frog green! He distracts the ref, Dax has the AAA belt! Fenix goes up and up, MOONSAULT into the BELT SHOT!! Dax gets Fenix up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, FTR WINS?!?!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall (NEW AAA Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo but “Las Super Ranas” FTR now have these belts! Will Andrade rub this in the Lucha Brothers’ faces forever now?
Backstage interview with Dante Martin & Lio Rush.
Tony Schiavone talks with them about the loss to Malakai Black. Lio says hey, and then says what happened tonight was meant to happen. Moments like this are just growing pains. In order to succeed, you need to fail, and that’s what Dante did tonight: failed. But he failed because of his own doing and he knows that. Lio says, “What did I tell you? Listen to me and everything will be money.” Lio just wants to take Dante on the highest flight possible. From this day forward, Dante will have a new tag team partner. And his name is Lio Rush! Lio offers a fist bump, Dante gives it but a bit reluctantly. How will Dante’s brother, Darius, and even Matt Sydal feel about this?
AEW returns with an interview with FTR & Andrade.
Schiavone finds the NEW AAA Tag Team Champions after they stole those from the Lucha Brothers. They didn’t steal anything! Andrade clearly orchestrated a conspiracy, but FTR says they are the greatest luchadors of all time! MJF joins in the celebration because these titles now belong to The Pinnacle. MJF says hey to Andrade, and “Uno momento dinero, comprende?” Andrade says if MJF wants that in a check or cash. How about both? Alright. They hand over the payment and MJF is loving it! Now remember, this was a one night only thing, okay? Mucho gracias. The Pinnacle goes off to party, but will they have to worry about Death Triangle coming for them?
Jon Moxley VS Wheeler Yuta w/ Orange Cassidy!
The AEW World Title Eliminator bracket hasn’t been revealed but the Maniac is surely wanting to be on it. Will he use The Decoder to make a final case as to why he should be in that tournament?
The bell rings and Moxley CLOBBERS Yuta! Yuta flounders, Moxley puts him on ropes to club away with crossface forearms, but he lets off as the ref counts 4. He drags Yuta up, and gives him an X PLEX! Moxley storms around, rains down furious fists on Yuta, but the ref counts about the closed fists. Moxley lets off, gets in the ref’s face, drags Yuta up, PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
As quickly as he took Yuta out, Moxley heads out! Cassidy goes into the ring to check on Yuta along with the medics, will Freshly Squeezed use the tournament to avenge his protégé?
Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.
Schiavone congratulates her on her defeat over Hikaru Shida and denying her that 50th win, but he asks about Serena’s apparent attitude change. She says it is very simple: It was only a matter of time until she had to drag this division up to HER level. During her time away, she watched this division get way too comfortable and have too much fun. But then Shida rushes in and fires off on Serena! Not getting her 50th win is one thing but this is about that crystal trophy smashed in her head right after! Will Shida get her 50th win and revenge off the Woman of 1000 Holds?
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS The Super Kliq!
Convinced that The Elite will interfere with Omega VS Hangman, Hangman’s real friends in the Dark Order called out Adam Cole & The Young Bucks! The Super Kliq already warmed up beating down Jurassic Express, will they only do worse to Evil Uno, John Silver & Alex Reynolds?
The trios sort out but the Super Kliq attacks from behind! Fans boo as they stomp Uno in a corner, stomp Reynolds out of the ring and then throw Silver to the ramp. The Super Kliq focuses on Number 4 and they bring him up for a TRIPLE- NO! Silver RANAS Cole away, then Uno rushes over to throw hands with Matt Jackson! Reynolds climbs up as Uno fires off hands on the Bucks, then Reynolds CROSSBODIES them down! The Dark Order throws Nick Jackson in, the bell rings and Uno runs in to clothesline! Reynolds adds his own, then Silver adds his! Matt runs in but Silver dodges and Matt SPLASHES his own brother!
Uno BOOTS Matt down, Cole returns but into a double hip toss and TU LO SABE! TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Fans fire up for Uno, Silver & Reynolds, and Silver mocks the “BOOM!” Uno bumps Nick off buckles, tags Silver in and fans rally for “Johnny Hungy!” Silver HIP TOSSES Nick across the ring then flexes. Silver throws forearms, taunts Cole, then throws uppercuts on Nick. Silver whips Nick, Nick reverses and Cole gets a cheap shot in! Silver still DECKS Cole and BOOTS Nick! Silver BOOTS Matt, whips Nick again, but Nick holds ropes. Nick puts Silver on the apron, elbows him back, but Silver GAMANGIRIS!
Silver CANNONBALLS Cole, UPPERCUTS Cutler, but Matt SUPERKICKS him down! Matt plays like he’s sorry but he laughs as he regroups with Cole. But Uno DECKS Matt! Nick PENALTY KICKS Uno, Reynolds BLASTS Nick to the railing! Reynolds builds speed and DIVES into an ENZIGURI! The Super Kliq get Reynolds up, DOUBLE SUPERKICK to GHOSTBUSTER! Fans fire up as the Super Kliq takes the ring and stands tall. Cole even swivels his hips, he’s having so much fun! Nick puts Silver in, CLAWS him on the back then scrapes his soles on Silver’s face. Tag to Matt, the Bucks double whip and double hip toss to double handspring dropkick!
Matt taunts Uno, covers Silver, TWO! Matt wrenches Silver’s arm, bumps him off Cole’s boot, then tags Cole in. The Super Kliq stomp away on Silver in the corner, “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole soaks up the heat but Silver fights back! Cole kicks low and turns Silver for a NECKBREAKER! Tag to Nick, Cole drags Silver up and Nick hops up, and he drops ax handles before AEW goes picture in picture.
Nick throws forearms, Silver staggers, Nick wrenches and tags Matt. Nick wrenches, Matt goes up and Matt DOUBLE STOMPS the arm! Matt kicks Silver around, taunt shim, pie faces him, but Silver SLAPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Matt rakes Silver eyes! The ref reprimands but Matt just tosses his hair while Nick chokes Silver at the ropes! Matt drags Silver up and tags Cole in. Matt sucker punches Uno, Nick hits Reynolds! Uno fights back but gets thrown out while Cole and Matt stomp away on Silver! Nick adds his stomps, Cole drags Silver up and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Cole drags Silver over, Matt tags in, Matt CLAWS Silver’s back!
Matt mocks the fans rallying up but Silver throws forearms! And KICKS! But Matt RAMS Silver back into the corner! Matt fires off fast hands and stomps, lets off as the ref counts and brings Silver up to suplex. Silver blocks, Matt keeps trying but his back bothers him. Tag to Nick, he CLUBS Silver and gloats a moment but Silver blocks his suplex, too! AEW returns to single picture as Nick CLUBS Silver again. Tag to Matt, then tag back to Nick, the Bucks reel Silver in, but Silver double suplexes the Bucks! Fans fire up as Silver grits his teeth. Hot tag to Uno! Uno rallies on the Bucks but Cole kicks low. Cole whips, Uno dodges and blocks the kick to give it to the ref! NECKBREAKER!
Uno blocks Nick’s kick to take his shoe away! Nick dodges the shoe, Uno blocks the kick again, but Matt throws hands! Nick is free but Uno took his sock! Matt runs in but is tossed out! Uno elbows Nick down, and he decides to go Mankind on this! MANDIBLE CLAW with Nick’s own sock! Cole SUPERKICKS Uno down! Nick sputter from his own foot germs and Cole drags Uno up! Camel clutch, the Bucks run the ropes, but Reynolds & Silver trip them up! Silver & Reynolds get in, they give Cole the kisses! Cole realizes what’s going on, lets Uno go, and Silver KICKS him into Uno’s kangaroo boots! “GET OVER HERE!” and they TOSS Cole out onto the Bucks!
Fans are thunderous as Uno and Silver double gun! Silver goes out to fetch Cole, put him in, and Uno drags Cole up to feed to the Beaver Boy Blitz! STUNNER TO GERMAN SUPLEX! Uno hooks Cole up, SOMETHING EVIL!! Cover, the Bucks break it up in time! Uno and Silver go after the Bucks, whip but the Bucks hold ropes to then dump Uno and Silver out! “This is Awesome!” as Matt WRECKS Silver, skins the cat and Nick FLIES to take them out! But Reynolds dropkicks Matt down! Cole BOOTS Reynolds, Reynolds BOOTS back! DOUBLE BOOTS and both men stagger! 52 Fake Out! SHIN- NO! Roll up, TWO!!
Reynolds pops Cole up for a KNEE! Reynolds double underhooks, the Bucks get back in and Cole slips off the Canadian rack, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Cole goes up, PANAMA SUNRISE!! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS keep Uno and Silver out! The Bucks coordinate, B T E TRIGGER! ALL ABOUT THE BOOM! Cover, Super Kliq wins!
Winners: The Super Kliq, by pinfall
A valiant effort from the Dark Order, but they just couldn’t keep up. But wait! Here comes Jungle Boy! He wants revenge for Luchasaurus, but he’s alone in a 3v1! They throw JB out, then dare him to try something. So JB gets a chair! JB rushes in, Cutler tries to hold JB off but the chair shields JB from the cold spray. JB kicks Cutler low to SMACK him with the chair! The Bucks are furious but they don’t save Cutler from the SNARE TRAP with cold spray!! Cutler taps and JB lets him go as the Super Kliq retreats. Will Jurassic Express regroup and get their revenge in The Elite at some point?
Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes arrive at Dustin’s school.
And waiting inside are Lee Johnson, Brock Anderson, Red Velvet and KiLynn King. “There he is,” Big Shotty says, “Big Hollywood. Late.” Good to see he decided to grace them with his presence. Cody’s late, and lately he’s been acting like an “arrogant piece of shit.” Velvet SLAPS Cody, but King keeps her from doing more. Arn puts Cody through the old school drill. People attack, Cody reacts. Hip tosses, arm-drags, defending and countering, tying up, but then a sucker punch. Cody gets roughed up as Arn says that in order to be a champion, he has to overcome. Shawn Dean gets Cody with a pretty good enziguri, then King SLAPS Cody.
Cody says he has no idea what’s going on here. This isn’t teaching him anything! Arn has Cody look at a picture. Does he recognize who’s in it? Arn and Dusty. Cody has said he will never do anything that’d let the kids down. Does Cody think that on that given night from the photo, any kids were booing Dusty about what he did to Arn? No, because Arn had it coming. Malakai Black has it coming. Johnson jumps on Cody but Cody elbows him away. Is the American Nightmare going to sharpen his edge so that he can cut down the House of Black?
MJF heads to the ring.
He does a few stretches then gets a mic to speak. “Silencio, por favor.” MJF says it is bad enough that he is inside the place that smells like hookers and gasoline known as “Mid Miami,” but now Justin Roberts is all dressed up as Miami Vice yet forgets how to do his job. He can’t announce MJF for his match with Darby? In that case, MJF will do it for him! “Ladies and gentlemen, just in case you are deaf, dumb, blind, stupid, or by the looks of it, very poor, hailing from the most magical place in the world, Plainview, Long Island, New York! Weighing in at a svelte 226 pounds, he’s better than you and you know it: Maxwell Jacob Friedman, M! J! F!” Alright, Darby, let’s get this over with.
Fans chant, “You Suck! You Suck!” MJF says what really sucks is that Darby isn’t here tonight. So funny, because Darby claims MJF can’t break him mentally. And yet, they have a match scheduled tonight, and Darby no shows like a gutless coward! So maybe Darby was wrong. MJF did break him mentally! Fans boo because we all saw The Pinnacle, in ski masks, mug and brutalize Darby just last week. MJF continues to play the charade and says “Let’s be honest here.” MJF then insults the one fan as “Fat boy” and says he can’t hear him over the guy’s three chins. MJF pretends to be surprised to learn that Darby was attacked last week. Did Schiavone know? This is awful!
MJF says let’s be honest, still pretty unprofessional to not show up for a match. Like, c’mon. This is why Darby will always be the number two guy in AEW. And just like Miami, he will always be #MID. Now MJF is number one! But since he cares about the fans so much, he knows they wanted him to be in action against Darby, so by God, we’ll have that happen. Wardlow, come on out. Wardlow drags referee Bryce Remsberg out and MJF wants the ref to count to ten. If Darby doesn’t appear, the ref will raise MJF’s hand in victory as the past, present and future of pro-wrestling. “Get to counting, cue ball!” The ref counts, MJF wants him to speed up, and at 9, the lights go out!
IT’S STIIIIING~! And he has his baseball bat, too! MJF shoves Wardlow at Sting while he runs away! Sting SMACKS Wardlow with the bat! Wardlow gasps and sputters and Sting dares MJF to get in the ring. MJF fires up, throws off his scarf, jacket and shirt, storms right up to the apron, but then walks away again. Will the Salt of the Earth ever get some grit and face the consequences of his actions?
AEW returns with an interview with Anna Jay.
Schiavone speaks on the tough night for the Dark Order, and Jay starts to comment, but Britt Baker walks in! Britt says “But nothing, because what we witnessed tonight was the most elite faction in all of professional wrestling, The Super Kliq Baybay beat your loser friends, the Dark Order.” They are not losers! Uh, they literally lost, so they’re losers. And Jay is with them so she is a loser, too. She’s also sadly a follower, because she’s nothing without them and Tay Conti. So go have some kumbaya with them and come back when you’re ready. Jay ROCKS Britt with a right! These two brawl, referees rush in, and again Schiavone is in the area of chaos! Will Britt and Jay be joining in the fight of The Elite VS everyone else?
Penelope Ford w/ The Bunny VS Kiera Hogan!
The Superbad Girl wants in on the TBS Championship tournament while The Fire of Hotlanta is ready to heat everything up! Will Ford put Kiera out on her way to the gold?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Ford pulls hair to put Kiera in the corner, then lets off. Kiera points a finger gun, Ford shoves her but Kiera wraps on a headlock. Ford powers out, things speed up and Ford runs Kiera over! Things speed up again, Kiera jumps but Ford avoids the Thesz Press to arm-drag Kiera down! Ford has the cording hold and she grinds Kiera’s shoulder. Kiera fights up, throws body shots, then whips Ford to a corner. Kiera runs in and clotheslines, then brings Ford out, only for Ford to ROCK her with a forearm! Ford whips Kiera to the corner, back body checks, but Kiera dodges the boot to get a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Kiera drags Ford up but Ford throws forearms! Ford headlocks to BUCKLE BULLDOG! Ford then drags Kiera out to whip hard into ropes! Fans rally up as Ford paces and AEW goes picture in picture.
Ford shoves Kiera out of the ring, talks some trash and goes out after her. Ford chokes Kiera on the railing! The ref counts, Ford lets off with her hands, but Kiera shoves her away. Ford whips Kiera into railing! Ford smirks as she paces around, then she drags Kiera up to put her in the ring. Ford takes her time getting in then she covers, TWO! Ford grows annoyed but she drags Kiera up for a headlock. Ford puts Kiera on the ropes to choke her again! The ref counts as Ford thrashes around but she lets off to then KICK Kiera in the side. Ford puts Kiera in the ropes to HOTSHOT her! The ref reprimands as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Kiera has Ford up top. Kiera CHOPS Ford, climbs up to join her, CLUBS away on Ford’s back, then stands Ford up on the very top. Kiera climbs up to SUPERPLEX! Both women are down but fans fire up! A standing count begins, the two stir and Kiera staggers up as fans rally. Kiera grabs Ford but Ford ROCKS her with a forearm! Kiera CHOPS, Ford CHOPS back! Kiera forearms, Ford gives it back, but Kiera gets the edge! Kira CHOPS, runs, Ford dodges but Kiera comes back to clothesline! Kiera rallies and SHOTGUNS Ford into a corner! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO!
Kiera stays focused as she drags Ford up. Ford breaks free to STUNNER outta nowhere! Ford then fireman’s carries but Kiera fights free to straitjacket and CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Ford survives and Kiera can’t believe it! Kiera gets fire dup and fans rally as she brings Ford around. Ford throws another forearm, then runs, handspring and CUTTER! Then the SUPERBAD MUTA LOCK! Kiera endures but Ford thrashes her, Kiera taps! Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by submission
But Ford doesn’t have time to celebrate, here comes Ruby! Ruby fires off hands on Ford, and The Bunny is nowhere to be seen! Ruby TOSSES Ford, then dares her to bring the fight. The Bunny returns to reinforce Ford but they both retreat. The TBS Championship Tournament is still on the horizon, will this be settled in the bracket?
AEW hears from Miro.
“First I get beat and now you do not answer. Is that funny to you? You know I love my wife, but I can’t go home like this. Does that amuse you? Have I displeased you? Have I not bowed enough? Kneeled enough? Not given your name enough praise?” Miro says God gave him a body of granite but a neck of sand, “Is that some kind of joke?!” Miro questions where his God has gone and why he has forsaken his champion! Miro is done pleading, but he is telling us all. Miro will be his champion or his enemy. If God stays silent over his head, he will continue to snap necks under his boot. Everyone will know pain until Miro becomes champion once again!
Schiavone is in the ring!
Full Gear will be on Saturday, November 13th, and by winning the Casino Ladder Match, this man has earned a world title match! He introduces Hangman Adam Page! Fans fire up to see the Anxious Millennial Cowboy as he heads to the ring. Schiavone says Hangman and Omega, they were long time tag team partners, and then they met in the finals of last year’s World Title Eliminator Tournament. Omega won, he became champion, but now Hangman has his chance!
Hangman takes the mic to say, “Damn I’m excited for Full Gear! And in 2019, my friends and I, we left our home in Ring of Honor, we left our home in New Japan, to start All Elite Wrestling. I was excited then because I believed in our vision. I believed we could and I believed we would change the world, but it feels like the world changed us.” It sure changed Hangman. He told all of us that he’d be the first AEW World Champion, and he failed. He lost to Jericho, he lost to PAC, then he started to lose a lot more. He lost his confidence, his friends, and truthfully, himself.
“But the one thing that it felt like, for whatever reason, that I never seemed to lose, the one thing that grew week after week,” was the fans chanting “COWBOY S*IT!” And fans chant it now! To Hangman, that’s real. #CowboyShit was him taking his shot on day one. It was him winning the tag team titles with Kenny Omega and defending them every chance they got. It was learning to let the past live in the past and accept new friends into his life. It was also taking Hangman’s chance and putting it on the line, sticking his neck out for those friends. And #CowboyShit was having the balls to turn around and go home for the birth of a beautiful baby boy.
Fans chant for Hangman more, and he says, “So last week, I finally picked up the phone, I put my body on the line, I climbed the ladder to grab the chip, to grab the shot at the one thing that’s eluded me this whole time.” To Hangman, that’s the thing. “When you fall off, you get back up on the horse, you keep on riding, you keep blazing on ahead, because to me, that’s COWBOY SHIT!” Now, Hangman isn’t a fortuneteller, he won’t predict how Full Gear will go. But despite that, Hangman feels like the fans still believe in him. Fans cheer because they do! And for the first time in Hangman’s life, so does he! Fans cheer that sentiment greatly!
So the promise Hangman makes is that he will give us everything! He will give us his heart, his soul, every fiber of his being, his blood, sweat and one way or another, even his tears. The one thing that he is 100% sure about, is that we will get #CowboyShit!! Will Hangman shoot his shot and finally hit the target to take the world title home?
Bryan Danielson VS Bobby Fish!
The American Dragon already went through hell facing Minoru Suzuki just last night, but he still came out on top. The Infamous One beat the Ace of Space in Lee Moriarty, but will Bryan go 2-0 this AEW weekend?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Fish throws a knee then a forearm, then body shots and a KICK! Bryan drops to a knee, crawls to ropes, but Fish brings him around for more knees. Fish headlocks, Bryan powers out but Fish runs him over! Fish KICKS Bryan in the back, drags him back up to snapmare and KICK again! Cover, TWO! Fish clamps on with a chinlock but Bryan slips right out to hammerlock. Bryan knees Fish in the back, drags him around and hooks up the legs, then fish hooks Fish’s face! The ref reprimands, Bryan lets go at 4, and then he STOMPS the legs down! Fish rolls to a corner, Bryan brings him up to wrench and hammerlock.
Fish backs Bryan in the corner, the ref calls for the ropebreak but Fish mule kicks. Fish backs away, but comes back to throw forearms! Bryan flounders to another corner, Fish KICKS him then stands him up. Fish throws forearms, whips corner to corner, but Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Bryan ducks and dodges but Fish KICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Fish drags Bryan up, throws body shots, then whips Bryan to ropes. Bryan reverses but Fish KICKS back! And boots! Fish runs in but Bryan dumps him out! Bryan builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit into railing! Fans fire up with Bryan, “SI! SI! SI!” as Bryan drags Fish up and fireman’s carries.
Fish fights out and throws forearms! Then body shots! Bryan ducks to POST Fish! Bryan goes to the apron, runs in but Fish sweeps the legs! Bryan crashes and burns as AEW goes picture in picture!
Bryan clutches a leg, Fish catches his breath. Fish gets in the ring, the ring count climbs, but Bryan is still down at 5 of 10. Bryan drags himself up slowly, the count is 7, but Bryan is in at 8! Fish KICKS Bryan’s bad leg, then drags him to center for a KNEE JAMMER! Fish punches Bryan down, gets the leg again and GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! Bryan rolls to ropes, Fish goes out to drag Bryan to the corner, and he SLAMS the leg into the post! Fish talks some smack to fans in the front row, then SLAMS Bryan’s leg off the post again! Fish goes into the ring, soaks up some heat, then talks some smack on Bryan.
Fish drags Bryan up, KNEES him hard in the corner, then puts the bad leg on the ropes. Fish throws body shots, then forearms, but lets off as the ref counts. Fish come back to KICK the good leg, then throw more body shots and haymakers. The ref backs Fish up, Fish goes corner to corner and KNEES Bryan again! Bryan gasps and sputters while stuck in the ropes but Fish keep son him. AEW returns to single picture as Fish pulls the bad leg! The ref counts, Fish lets off at 4, and then he KICKS the bad leg! And again! Bryan throws forearms back but Fish ROCKS Bryan with forearm after forearm! Bryan is stuck, the ref backs Fish off and frees Bryan.
Fans boo, Fish soaks up the heat then KICKS Bryan’s leg out. Fish runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fish gets the bad leg and turns Bryan over for a HALF CRAB! Bryan endures, fans rally up, and Bryan crawls for ropes! Bryan rolls, trips Fish and has the AKNLE LOCK! Fish gets the ropebreak but Bryan drags him away to lean on the hold! Fish fights up, Bryan reels him in, trapped leg GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down and fans rally up! A standing count begins, Bryan is up first and he brings Fish around to EuroUpper! And KICK! And EuroUpper! And KICK! ROLLINH- NO, Fish spins Bryan for a strike fest! But Bryan blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW!
Fish hobbles up, Bryan picks the leg again to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan drags Fish to a corner to give back the POST SLAM! Fans want more so Bryan SLAMS Fish’s leg into post again! Bryan throws forearms then sits Fish up so he can SLAM the leg again! Bryan pushes Fish into the ring, slides in and watches Fish hobble. Bryan CHOP BLOCKS the leg, then fans fire up as he KICKS, but Fish blocks! Leg capture SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and gets to a corner. Fish storms over to drag Bryan up and throw more forearms and body shots. Fish hoists Bryan up top, climbs up as fans rally, and he throws more forearms.
Fans rally and duel, “Let’s Go, Bobby!” “Bobby Sucks!” Fish stands Bryan up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO!! But into a KNEEBAR!! Bryan endures as Fish also has the heel hook! Bryan turns over, breaks the leg guard to get a HEEL HOOK of his own! Fish endures, kicks at Bryan but Bryan kicks back! Dueling kneebars and dueling stomps, fans are fired up! Bryan gets the edge and kicks away! Fish gets one more kick in but Bryan drags Fish around for a TWISTING Heel Hook! Fish taps, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
The American Dragon stands tall two nights in a row! And he has even more to celebrate as…
AEW reveals the World Eliminator Title Brackets!
Eight men have been selected and this tournament starts next Friday with Rampage! We will see: Jon Moxley VS The Dark Order’s Preston Vance! Orange Cassidy VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs! Lance Archer VS Eddie Kingston! And Dustin Rhodes VS Bryan Danielson!! The American Dragon has his path to the title, can he make it through The Natural and all the other heavy hitters to go for the gold?
An awesome episode for Dynamite, a great start to their third year. Malakai VS Dante was a great opener, and I like that Malakai showed respect to Dante there. That with Lio being a bit domineering and making himself Dante’s tag partner, I feel like this is how they shift things from Dante being Lio’s protégé to being Malakai’s. And despite Malakai saying he was done with the American Nightmare, we’re still getting their tiebreaker third match. I still feel like this is all too soon for Cody and Arn. I like that Arn is trying to bring out the toughness and aggression within Cody, but again there is a bit of a rush in Cody’s story pacing that isn’t needed.
The Inner Circle has a fairly good promo segment with American Top Team and Men of the Year, but just a 10 Man Tag seems too easy. I’m thinking Lambert comes back next week with the “demands,” which will be the stipulation that brings things up a notch. There was good overlapping of things with The Elite and their enemies, going after Jurassic Express before that awesome trios match with The Dark Order. Naturally, the Super Kliq wins, they’re going to be racking up wins. I bet they could even lead the way into a trios division at this point.
FTR being the “luchadores” Andrade enlisted is a bit disappointing, but I’m sure there were reasons actual AAA wrestlers couldn’t show up to take those titles off The Lucha Brothers. Maybe there will be a match for both sets of belts at Full Gear. MJF of course pretended he had no idea about last week’s attack on Darby, but if he keeps treating Wardlow like this, that guy is totally leaving the Pinnacle. But at the same time, we might get MJF & Wardlow VS Sting & Darby before this is all said and done. Miro delivers a good promo where his faith is basically shaken and now he’s angry. I’m a little surprised he wasn’t in the World Title Eliminator but I suppose he can do more if he’s battling anyone and everyone he can on Dynamite and Rampage.
Shida and Deeb have a good brawl, as do Britt and Jay. We’re getting Britt and Jay for Rampage next week but I bet we see Shida and Deeb some time before the TBS Championship Tournament to see if that 50th win happens. Ford VS Kiera was good but it felt a bit awkward at times. This was probably the first time these two really interacted in the ring, maybe next time will be smoother. Ruby gets a bit of payback on Ford but again, the TBS Championship Tournament is where things get settled for those two, as well. We then get a great promo from Hangman to really hype up his match with Omega, I am hoping we get a response from Omega next week.
Bryan VS Fish was a great main event, though a bit shorter than expected. Naturally, Bryan wins so that he can go strong into the World Title Eliminator Tournament. All of those matches are great, and it is a great opportunity for Preston Vance. Moxley will surely win that, though, and he’ll likely face Orange Cassidy. Cassidy clearly wasn’t happy seeing Moxley squash Yuta like that, and I would think he gets past Will Hobbs. That makes for an awesome semifinal, and we’ll surely see Bryan in the final four, too.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/30/22)
The truth shall be revealed!
The Devil of AEW reveals all!
Fans have been waiting, and now, the NEW AEW World Champion, MJF, returns to explain just how he convinced William Regal to screw over Jon Moxley!
- Dax Harwood VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox; Joe wins and retains the title.
- Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari; Starks wins
- Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S”; Nightingale wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley is here!
The Maniac came dangerously close to annihilating Lord William Regal last week given how angry he was over the Full Gear screwjob. And that anger hasn’t exactly lessened since. But as fans chant for him, he’s here tonight to say, “I grew up about 90 miles from here. When I first started, I used to wrestle here in Indianapolis all the time, down in the old Fountain Square at the Salvation Army Gym.” Fans cheer for that shoutout. “That was a long time ago. This has been a crazy ass ride. You never know what’s around the corner. But there are three constants in this world, three certainties: death; taxes; and Jon Moxley.” Fans also cheer that!
Moxley says “There is nobody that can outwork me, out hustle me, out wrestle me, out fight me, out bleed me or out sweat me! Today, nothing’s really changed. Nothing’s really changed since day one in AEW. I am at THE top of the food chain! I do what I want and I say what I want. This AEW ring belongs to me! And you can bet your ass there is not a man in that locker room, there isn’t a man in this building, there isn’t a man within 100 miles that has the balls to come out here, look me in the eyes and tell me any different.” But here comes HANGMAN! Adam Page is back and Indianapolis can’t believe it!
Hangman storms down to the ring, not yet cleared to compete but clearly not caring! And he gets right in the face with the man who concussed him in Moxley! Fans are ready for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley smirks. “You sure you wanna do this, man, after what happened last time? Oh, I’m sorry. Do you not remember last time?” Hangman DECKS Moxley, proving he does! Hangman keeps after Moxley as they go outside the ring and he fires off! Moxley RAMS Hangman into railing but Hangman DECKS him again! Hangman wants after Moxley but security and referees rush out! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley gets loose, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him!
Hangman rains down fists, Moxley gets back up, and Moxley dares Hangman to try that again. Hangman storms up and he DOES hit Moxley again! Fans are loving it but even MORE refs rush out to stop this! Fans still want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley breaks loose! Moxley takes a spill off the ramp, but he gets up again! They scrap, but the security and refs pile on top of them to smother this fight. Moxley goes out one tunnel, Hangman goes out the other, what will keep these two from fighting backstage!?
Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Bryan Danielson!
FTR acknowledged that they have had perhaps the best year possible as a tag team, but Dax the Ax wants to prove himself worthy against THE BEST WRESTLER in the world! The American Dragon accepted that challenge, and now we see if Dax is right. IS Bryan Danielson the best in the world? Or will Dax take that title and add it to his collection?
The bell rings and fans fire up already. Dax and Bryan circle, tie up, “This is Awesome!” already for Indy as the two break. Bryan and Dax circle, tie up again and Bryan headlocks and hits a takeover. Dax headscissors but Bryan moves around. Bryan headstands, turns Dax over, bridges and hooks the legs up. Dax avoids the headlock to facelock, but Bryan puts Dax on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but Dax ducks the kick! Dax and Bryan stare down and fans cheer this opening exchange. Bryan and Dax tie up again, Dax headlocks but Bryan powers out. Dax runs Bryan over, keeps moving, but Bryan drops.
Dax slide sunder the haymaker but swings into a takedown! Dax slips free to step through the legs! Bryan scrambles around and gets the ROPEBREAK! Dax tries to let off but Bryan is the one holding on with a leg scissor. The ref reprimands them both, Bryan lets off but then kicks Dax under the chin! So Dax stomps Bryan in return! Bryan scrambles out of the ring while Dax checks his chin. Fans rally up and the ring count starts. Bryan stands on the apron and has Dax back up. Bryan steps in, he and Dax tie up, and Bryan puts Dax in the corner. Bryan CHOPS, but Dax turns things around to CHOP back!
Dax stands Bryan up to CHOP again! And UPPERCUT! Bryan turns things around to CHOP, and KICK, and CHOP, and KICK, repeat! Bryan whips corner to corner but Dax reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over. Things keep moving, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but into a waistlock. O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dax CHOPS Bryan again! Dax whips, Bryan reverses but Dax KICKS the back drop! Dax runs in but Bryan whips him out! Dax hits the apron hard, Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Dax ends up in the front row! Fans fire up and Bryan drags Dax up. Bryan ROCKS Dax but Dax CHOPS!
Dax ROCKS Bryan but Bryan fights back, they’re brawling right in front of the fans as AEW goes picture in picture! Dax finds the corner of the railing but Bryan is on him! They throw haymakers and CHOPS, Dax ROCKS Bryan and suplexes him up and over the railing! They crash down right in front of more fans! Indy is loving having the action right at their feet, but the ref checks both men. Dax and Bryan stir, sit up, and Dax fist bumps fans as he returns to ringside. Bryan is slower to stand, crawls his way to the ring, and Dax goes out to meet him. Dax eggs Bryan on, goes back into the ring, and Bryan slowly gets to the apron.
The count is 5 of 10 but Bryan gets in. Dax storms up to Bryan and Bryan eggs him on. Dax ROCKS Bryan, brings him around and CHOPS! And then CHOPS again! Bryan staggers to another corner but Dax follows him over to UPPERCUT! Dax UPPERCUTS again, then CHOPS again! Dax even hurt his hand on that one! Dax drags Bryan up again, to whip corner to corner. Dax runs in but Bryan BOOTS him back! Bryan ROCKS Dax with a forearm, CHOPS back, CHOPS more and more, then spins, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another!
Fans fire up with both men down on the mat. Dax stands up, climbs the corner, but Dax hops down to stalk Bryan. Dax drags Bryan up but Bryan switches. Dax switches, Bryan switches, repeat, but then Dax fakes Bryan out! Dax reels Bryan in but Bryan back drops the driver away! Dax makes that a sunset flip but Bryan rolls through, rolls Dax, and then ducks the haymaker. Dax ducks the roundhouse, then feints a haymaker to reel Bryan in! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Dax can’t believe it! But fans rally up as Dax goes to the corner and climbs up. Dax DIVING HEADBUTTS but FLOPS as Bryan dodges! La Magistrol, TWO!!
Bryan hurries to the apron and Dax runs in, but Bryan jumps over! FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, Dax and Bryan stand. Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Bryan puts Dax in, climbs up the corner himself, and fans rally back up. But Dax ROCKS Bryan first! Dax climbs up, brings Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots. Bryan slips out to trip Dax up! Dax lands on his ax, Bryan climbs up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The corner came gets a close-up look as those shots hit again and again! Bryan then stands Dax up for a SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Dax turns it but Bryan rolls it! TWO!!!
Fans are thunderous while Bryan and Dax are both down on the mat! A standing count starts, both slowly rise, and they crawl to each other. Dax gives a junkyard dog headbutt, but Bryan gives it back! Dax headbutts again, but Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS as he stands up! Bryan whips, Dax reverses and wrenches and short arm LARIATS! But Bryan stays up and shakes his head! Dax LARIATS again, but Bryan still stays up! Dax swings again, Bryan dodges and LARIATS! But Dax stays up! Bryan LARIATS again, but Dax just eggs him on! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and DOUBLE LARIAT and DOUBLE LARIAT again!
Fans fire up as the lariats turn to haymakers, and then both men drop to their feet! Indy hopes they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow. Dax CLOBBERS Bryan point blank!! But Bryan gets up to LARIAT Dax! Dax and Bryan DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they both flop to the floor! Indy gives a standing ovation, and a standing count starts. “This is Awesome!” as Bryan stands. Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights, but then he BUZZ- NO, Dax blocks! Dax JABS, then gets Bryan up for a SLINGSHOT- NO, Bryan RANAS it! But Dax sunset flips that! TWO!! BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as both men are down again. A standing count, Bryan and Dax slowly sit up. Bryan stands up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Dax ducks the buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks, dodges, BUSAIK- NO! Dax blocks the knee to SLINGSHOT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! But Dax has the legs and ties them up! SHARPSHOOTER!! Bryan endures, turns slightly, but Dax uses Bryan’s own kneepad for extra leverage! Bryan still reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Dax lets Bryan go and he drags Bryan away from ropes. Dax steps through but Bryan blocks to drag Dax into a cradle! TWO, Dax has the cradle, TWO!
Bryan has the cradle back, TWO! Dax has it again, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! Dax, TWO!! Bryan shifts to LEBELL LOCK!! Fans fire up as Dax endures! Dax reaches out but he’s so far away, he TAPS! Bryan wins!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Dax tried to slay the American Dragon, but he could not! Bryan may very well be the best wrestler in the world, but he nods and applauds the valiant effort of Dax Harwood. Will Dax still be in the conversation of greatest of all time?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal is back! But this time the prize is a match with MJF for the ring, and the Diamond Ring contender can name the time and place they face him for it! Matt Hardy, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, Jungle Boy, Dalton Castle and Captain Shawn Dean are among the known participants, but who comes out on top to go after MJF’s other precious possession?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Tony Schiavone brings up next week’s special Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. The Absolute is the #1 contender to MJF’s AEW World Championship, and he’s in action later tonight to warm-up for Winter is Coming. Starks says that’s right, but he would like to make “an absolute announcement.” Starks is entering IN that battle royal! Starks is going to make a judgment call right now: Starks will WIN that battle royal! Why? Because Starks is coming for everything MJF has! The title, the diamond ring, and his spot at the top! Everything MJF has is owed to Starks as well. He is Absolute for a reason, he proves it tonight, next week and ultimate proves it at Winter is Coming! Will Ricky Starks single-handedly change the AEW landscape to close out the year?
Hangman Page is being escorted out by security.
But then he spots Moxley! The brawl is back on!! Who could’ve guessed?! They ditch the couple of security guards, and Hangman TOSSES Moxley into a garage door! Security rushes back in with reinforcements, but Moxley throws them aside to get at Hangman! Security and refs pry these two apart for what feels like the hundredth time already, what will it take for these two to wait for a match?
Renee Paquette holds a special sit-down interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is live in Nashville with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker and thanks them for this time. She also has the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli here. She thanks them for being here, and thanks them all for agreeing to no physicality. Renee starts with Claudio, but then Menard speaks up! When Claudio loses to Chris Jericho next week and has no choice but to be in the JAS, “The beautiful thing about being a sports entertainer, Claudio, is you can be anything you want! You like yodeling? You can be a yodeler!” Renee has the JAS calm down, she hadn’t even asked a question.
The JAS oblige, and Renee says that at ROH Final Battle, in the main event, it will be Claudio VS Jericho for the ROH World title. What would it mean to Claudio to regain that title and bring it back to professional wrestling? It would mean a whole lot. That was his first world title anywhere. It would silence the doubting voice in his head that says he can’t win “the big one.” He needs to prove that, and vows he will prove that. Hager speaks up to just say, “I like this hat!” Then he takes out a matching bucket hat from his fanny pack, and he offers it to Claudio! Deep down, Claudio the Sports Entertainer will love the hat. They can be a great tag team again!
Claudio says he is sick of this! He is sick of the JAS, of sit-down interviews, and being on stage with microphones. He came to AEW to prove he is the best WRESTLER! He does that at Final Battle when he beats Jericho! Claudio throws his chair away but the JAS laughs like hyenas. Garcia says the BCC is falling apart! Yuta says Garcia shouldn’t talk about stuff he knows nothing about! Garcia says alright, here’s what he does know: he made the right choice staying with the JAS! Because that little combat club is falling apart! They’ll prove it next week on Dynamite by “beating up some pro-wrestling dorks!” Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta!
Yuta says he is done with the JAS, the stupid hat, the stupid nicknames, and those suspenders with a belt. What the hell are you doing, Parker? The only reason Garcia isn’t just dead to Yuta is because Yuta wants that ROH Pure Championship! So yeah, tag match challenge accepted. But at Final Battle, Garcia puts the Pure title on the line and they end this. Garcia says okay then. Yuta storms off now, will the BCC reclaim gold and honor to end their 2022?
AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox!
Sure, Wardlow wants his belt back, but #TwoBeltsJoe is already ready to move on. Will Joe stay the Double Television Champion? Or will the newest high-flyer to go #AllElite start off with a bang?
The introductions are made, the AEW title is raised, and we see just who is The Face of TNT!
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as the two tie up. Joe powers Fox to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Joe then throws a body shot, JAB, JAB, JAB, JAB, and HEAD CHOP! Fans fire up, Joe stomps Fox and drags him up. Joe DECKS Fox, then mockingly applauds. Joe brings Fox up but Fox throws hands! Joe HEADBUTTS Fox, runs, but Fox goes Matrix to duck the lariat! Fox PELES Joe and Joe tumbles out of the ring! Fans fire up as Fox builds speed and FLIES! But Joe moves aside! Only for Fox to roll through and stand back up! Joe turns around into a BOOT!
Joe gets in the ring, Fox follows and CLUBS away! Joe sweeps the legs! Fox lands on his face, Joe lands on Fox with a SENTON! Joe snarls at Fox as AEW goes picture in picture.
Joe covers, TWO! Joe sits Fox up to CHOP him to ropes, then stands him up. Joe bumps Fox off buckles, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Joe storms up to Fox, drags him up, but Fox throws body shots! Fox runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Joe snarls, stalks Fox and then covers, ONE!! Fox is showing toughness and that amuses Joe. Joe drags Fox up, snapmares him and clamps on a hard neck wrench! Fox endures as Joe leans all his weight on the twist! Fox fights up as fans rally, and Fox throws body shots. Joe throws Fox down by his head! The ref reprimands, and Fox sits up, into a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO!
Now Joe is frustrated as Fox sticks around. Joe stalks Fox to ropes, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Joe CLUBS away on Fox’s back with big forearm shots, then CHOPS him on the back! Fox slumps down and Joe smirks as he digs his boot in. The ref count, Joe lets off, and then Joe paces around. Joe drags Fox back up, HEADBUTTS him, but Fox kicks back! Joe throws a forearm, Fox kicks, repeat, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fox runs, but Joe scoops to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fox barely bridges up for that, and Joe taunts him. Joe puts Fox in a corner, hoists him up top, but Fox throws forearms!
Joe CHOPS Fox back! And then climbs up after Fox, but Fox throws body shots! Joe steps back, Fox FLYING DDTs! Fans fire up and Fox MULE KICKS, BUZZSAWS, but then Joe ducks the heel kick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up top, 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and shocks Fox! Fans fire up as Fox pounds the mat. Fox has some blood in his mouth but he just goes back up top. Fox leaps, but Joe moves aside. This time Fox crashes and burns! Joe runs to POUNCE Fox into the ropes! Joe hoists Fox up top, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
A strong first defense, he gets both belts on his shoulders, and then he gets a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to a new and glorious era! For I am the One True King of Television!” But Wardlow is on the tron! “Hey, self-proclaimed King of TV. Wow, that’s almost as good as the last nickname you came up with in War Joe. Listen, I hope you enjoyed playing the role, because I’m coming for what’s mine! Cuz Joe, this ain’t your world, this is WARDLOW’S WORLD!” Wardlow has the fans chanting his name, will Joe have to watch his back from now on?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs continues his homecoming journey.
Still in Oakland, California, Hobbs says, “I walk along these streets… I’ve been bullied, I’ve been beaten up. It’s only made me tougher.” The guys on the street rolling dice spot him and give him space. They all wonder who that was, but know not to mess with him. Hobbs continues to narrate, “I’m going to let each and every one of you feel the pain, the hurt, the happiness. I’m taking what belongs to me.”
AEW presents a new Technique By Taz.
We review Hook’s match with Lee Moriarty in defense of the FTW Championship. Taz points out that Hook’s escape from the Border City Stretch was all about breaking wrist control and sitting out to shift and pop free. Then Hook gets the half nelson and cross choke for the Redrum. Moriarty may be a submission savant, but Hook might be a prodigy. Will the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil continue to make his father proud in defending that title?
William Regal is here!
Indianapolis boos as “this snake, this coward” (Excalibur’s words on commentary) makes his way to the ring. Moxley is no longer in the building so Regal doesn’t have to hide. He walks down the Burberry carpet and into the ring where something is on a pedestal under a cover. Regal gets a mic while fans boo more, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen… Your new AEW World Champion… Maxwell Jacob Friedman!” MJF makes his entrance, here as promised last week. Fans are torn as MJF swaggers his way out, belt around his waist and Burberry scarf around his neck. MJF goes to the ring, mic already in hand.
MJF and Regal hug, and MJF says, “I know you people aren’t very bright, but when The Best Wrestler on God’s Green Earth is holding a microphone, you keep your hillbilly mouths shut.” Fans boo more as MJF says, “I would now like to tell you people how my and Mr. Regal’s unholy union-” Fans tell MJF to STFU and that gives him pause. “How uncouth.” But MJF finishes his thought by saying, “Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent me an email and it was right after The Firm had attacked me, and that email reads as follows.
“Maxwell, I watched on as The Firm attacked you. It’s become very clear you’ve grown weak. I see all the potential in you to not just become a villain, but the greatest villain of our time. However, as I’ve said previously, you have much to learn. I’m willing to help you reach your true potential, but if you want to get the world title around your waist, this time you mustn’t grab the Dynamite Ring. Instead, you must grab the brass one. Yours Sincerely, Sir William Regal.” It was after that that MJF and Regal secretly met, and MJF is not afraid to admit that Regal is a genius.
MJF was more than apt to listen when Regal said to not use the diamond ring, but the brass knuckles. Regal didn’t want MJF to just beat Moxley, no no. He wanted MJF to leave Moxley with a lesson in the form of an emotional scar so that Moxley will never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. “Now let’s talk about The Firm, shall we?” MJF knows everyone wants to know what he’s going to do to The Firm, “and to be honest, eh. I kinda respect The Firm. They saw a weakness in me, and like sharks smelling blood, they attacked, and I would’ve done the exact same thing.
“And let’s be fair, even if I did harbor some resentment, Mr. Regal, do I really seem like the type to chase anyone down?” Regal says no. MJF says that’d take effort. And as Indy knows oh too well, effort is for poors like all of them! See, MJF is above that. And speaking of things MJF is above, let’s talk about the belt, shall we? When MJF became our AEW World Champion, he made a promise to himself that he’d make changes around here. Out with the old, in with the new, and so looking at this belt, he wants to vomit in his mouth. And that’s not just from being in Indiana.
Fans boo more but MJF says, “It’s because it desperately needs an upgrade. This belt is tacky, it lacks class, and to make matters worse, it reminds me of all the men who held it previously. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, yeah, sure, they were all talented in their own rights, I guess. But I think we can all agree none of them are on my level. And that is specifically why this version of the title, much like all of you, is garbage.” MJF throws down Pretty Platinum! And then Regal unveils the BURBERRY STRAPPED AEW World Championship! MJF introduces to the world, the new and improved AEW World Championship, “Triple B: The Big Burberry Belt!”
Fans boo but MJF says this is now the most important, prestigious and prolific world title in all of pro-wrestling, and that’s because MJF is the one holding it! “No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be recognized as world champion except for me! Not any of your over-hyped, overrated pieces of trash you guys constantly push for. Fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston…” Fans start chanting for “Eddie! Eddie!” MJF says they can chant all they want, Eddie will NEVER be world champion. MJF calls out other fake tough guys like Ricky Starks. Starks is a fake star is what he is!
And speaking of fakes, let’s talk about the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid, fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson! Fans boo but MJF says, “No offense, in comparison to me, Bryan Danielson couldn’t wrestle his way out of a gaddamn paper bag. No offense, Mr. Regal, you tried everything you could. Some people just can’t be helped.” MJF tells Indy to pipe down, but speaking of people who can’t be helped, here’s a message to everyone on HIS show, in HIS locker room and on HIS roster. “So long as I’m in this company, you will never know what it feels like to be on top, because I am going to be world champion for a very long time. All the way, in fact, until the bidding war of 2024!”
At that time, Triple B will be a bargaining chip to get the biggest money contract in the history of the business! MJF will make more money in a day than any of these white trash hicks in their miserable lives! “I just pray to God the right Khan foots the bill, and Lord knows I ain’t talking about Tony.” MJF grins at the camera because he’s talking about “Mah boi, jolly ol’ Saint Nick! And my other boy, The Game, Trips. And if I’m being completely transparent here, Mr. Regal, come January 1st, 2024, I don’t even know if a wrestling company wins the bidding war, because quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of having to look at disgusting, grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis. Maybe Hollywood wins!”
MJF grins as fans boo more. But MJF isn’t deaf. He knows there is an interesting amount of fans who were over the moon for him to become champion! Okay, to those fans, fantastic. But call him “Mystic Max,” because their happiness will soon turn to resentment, because those fans are fickle! “Pretty soon, you’ll be saying stuff like, ‘I am sick of MJF! He’s so boring! He’s so repetitive! All he does is talk! He never wrestles. He’s a coward!’ There it is!” Fans chant “BORING~!” as MJF continues to predict the rants about making opponents jump through hoops. But to those people, MJF says, “Great.”
Because y’know who keeps tuning in, praying to God that someone takes Triple B off MJF? YOU! MJF says during his long and illustrious reign, Triple B will be defended very rarely, and he will wrestler very rarely, because unlike everyone else, he’s a special attraction. “In order for you discussing poors to see me defend my title, nine times outta ten, you will have to reach into your pockets for that small amount of money that you have, and buy a PPV in hopes to see someone dethrone me. Newsflash: they won’t. I am about to have a world title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL and Jeff Jarrett seem short and sweet!
“I am about to have a world title reign that is gonna make that shmuck, Bruno Sammartino, roll in his shitty little grave!” Fans boo as MJF stoops to new lows in his insults. MJF says we are now in the Era of MJF, and his reign of terror has only just begun. Fans boo as he holds up Triple B, but then MJF remembers something! He knows fans are confused by all this, but hold on. MJF brings the brass knuckles out and says without these, and without Regal, none of this is possible. The fans might’ve booed when Regal came out here, but everyone still respects him, both fans and wrestlers alike. Because for 40 YEARS, Regal, has given blood, sweat, tears, and sacrificed so much to the business!
MJF gets fans to cheer Regal because Regal loves the business. So that’s why MJF wanted to say from the bottom of his heart, SUCKER PUNCH WITH THE KNUCKLES!!!! Fans boo as hard as ever as MJF walks over and squats by Regal’s prone body. “It’s funny. You said I had much to learn, and yet you’re the one who made a deal with The Devil. So allow me to leave you with the words you left me seven long years ago. ‘Will, the game has changed. MJF exclusive hires top talents and top world class athletes. When you’re of them, send me your stuff. Yours Sincerely, the World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.'”
MJF drops the mic, brings Triple B with him, and leaves through the crowd. Bryan hurries to Regal’s side, along with the medics. Regal wanted to make the greatest villain of all time, but he have just created the worst monster of all time! Did MJF cross a line no one should ever cross?
AEW returns as Regal is loaded into an ambulance.
He has a neck brace and backboard as he is on the stretcher. Bryan is there, he’s going to ride with Regal to the hospital. Will Lord Regal be alright? Will someone avenge him by ruining all of MJF’s plans for his future?
Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari!
Speaking of, the Absolute #1 contender plans to ruin the holidays for MJF by taking both world title AND diamond ring! Will Starks be red hot going into the battle royal? Or will Daivari Dinero already ruin Ricky’s own run?
Before the bell, Stokely Hathaway walks out to have everyone wait. He also has Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with him, and Hardy steals the spotlight by getting the fans cheering for V1 and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Stokely tells Hardy to get his ass to the back! Hardy smiles, but Ethan tells him to not forget that The Firm owns his ass! And in that Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Hardy’s gonna help Ethan win it all, because Ricky took away that #1 contendership away from him! So Ethan vows to take the battle royal from Starks. AND, Ethan is calling his shot right now!
At Winter is Coming, after MJF whoops Starks’ ass around the whole arena defending the world title successfully, Ethan will whoop MJF’s tired ass! Then Ethan will be the one with the diamond ring, and Starks will just watch and cry. IF he makes it to Winter is Coming. Daivari CLOBBERS Starks in the corner! The ref rings the bell, Daivari stomps a mudhole, then he fires off hands. Daivari whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Daivari up! Underhooks, gut wrench, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks looks at Ethan and Stokely as they’re already eating their words. Will All Ego be deflated in that battle royal? Will Starks win big again to then go for BOTH of MJF’s prizes?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker & Rebel.
Tony Schiavone is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, the Doctor, and the Doctor’s Assistant and brings up last week how Britt & Hayter won big in tag team action. Britt wants Tony to keep “Doctor” in how he addresses her. And also, she shouts out the big win by her Pittsburgh Steelers right here in Indianapolis. But let’s talk about what is really concerning: The coming sit-down interview Renee has with Saraya. Hayter has a great idea! Why not a sit-down interview with THE Women’s World Champion! A little chat even. And he will, next week. Renee can sit her ass at home! It’s settled, yours truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.
Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S” w/ Tay Melo!
Things are getting fierce in the invigorated AEW Women’s Division, and the always positive powerhouse is positively gonna pummel the Star of the Show! Will Willow keep the energy going to the top of the rankings? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?
The bell rings and Anna smirks as she circles with Willow. Anna avoids Willow but Willow clamps onto an arm! Anna whips free but Willow runs her over! Fans fire up as Willow runs, rolls then runs Anna over! Willow flexes, drags Anna up and short arm LARIATS! And short arm LARIATS again! Anna ELBOWS back but swings into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Anna goes to a corner, fans rally for Willow and she runs in to back body block! Willow does a dance, whips Anna corner to corner, then runs in to back body block again! Anna dodges the lariat to ROCK Willow, run and HEEL KICK!
Anna shoves Willow down, goes up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Anna mocks Willow before the cover, ONE!! Anna is upset as AEW goes picture in picture.
Willow gets to ropes but Anna CHOKES her! The ref counts, Anna lets off and paces about. Willow throws body shots but Anna CLUBS her down. Anna CHOKES Willow, the ref counts, but Tay is also talking trash. Anna lets off and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swipes at Tay but she gets away, and then Anna bumps Willow off buckles. Anna stalks Willow, CLUBS her down, then shouts at the fans to shut up. Willow kicks Anna, Anna ROCKS Willow, and Anna whips Willow corner to corner. Anna runs in to back elbow Willow down! Anna talks more trash, covers, TWO! Fans rally but Anna bumps Willow off buckles.
Anna ROCKS Willow again, whips her to ropes, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Anna soaks up the heat while Willow crawls. Anna CHOKES Willow on the mat, the ref counts and Anna lets off to then cover, ONE!! Anna is annoyed at Willow’s toughness, and she CLUBS Willow down. Anna bumps Willow off buckles, digs her boots in, then lets off at 4. Tay applauds as Anna snapmares Willow for elbows! Anna clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. But Willow endures and fans rally up. Willow fights up, only for Anna to wrangle her down. Willow fights up again, throws body shots, and AEW returns to single picture.
Willow ROCKS Anna, but Anna ROCKS Willow. Willow ROCKS Anna, so Anna ROCKS Willow! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, and Willow CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS! Anna KNEES low, whips, but Willow reverses. Willow runs in to back body block in the corner, and LARIAT! Snapmare, run and BOOT! Fans fire up with Willow and she whips Anna to ropes, for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Anna survives but Willow drags her back up. Willow fireman’s carries, Anna slips off to waistlock but Willow elbows free. Willow runs, into a spin and wrench and HOOK KICK! Then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Willow survives and upsets TayJay! Fans fire up and cheer Willow on as she rises up. Anna shouts she’s gonna choke her out! QUEENSLAYER!! But BACKPACK SENTON turns that round! Willow drags Anna up and gut wrenches, but Tay gets on the apron! Willow DECKS her for it! Anna reels Willow in but Willow fights the clinch with elbows! Gut wrench, but Anna hooks a leg to roll! Cradle, TWO!! Anna hurries but Willow BOOTS and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Willow drags Anna back up! Gut wrench, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!
Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall
No weeping Willow here! She’s all smiles as she gets another great win! Will Willow will her way to a title opportunity in time for the holidays?
But wait! TayJay aren’t done having a bad time, cuz RUBY SOHO Is back! Tay thinks she’s coming from the ramp, but nope! Ruby slips in from the crowd! Tay turns around, and Ruby tackles her! Ruby rains down fists! Anna returns but Ruby DECKS her! Tay ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby just grins! Ruby chases Tay out of the ring and brings her around to HEADBUTT! Tay wobbles, Ruby brings Tay around again, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN to the ramp! Ruby sits with Tay and gives her a kiss on the forehead. Is the Runaway going to run through the Brazilian Goddess?
The House of Black speaks.
Malakai himself says, “Before this week is done, you will have seen more of us making less of them.” The House is back from the dead, what does this mean for AEW?
Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Orange Cassidy.
Schiavone notes we all saw The Factory and Best Friends fall victim to the return of Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews. They agreed to this time to talk it out. QT wants to talk directly to Cassidy since he keeps getting interrupted. QT wants a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship. Cassidy says no problem. Oh, yeah, okay. Then this Friday on Rampage, it won’t just be a normal match! QT wants a Lumberjack match! Yeah, love it, great. See you then. QT can’t stand that, though he got what he wanted, Cassidy kept talking over him. But since he got what he wanted, will QT get the title? Or will he just get what he deserves?
The Baddies are here!
And it is a celebration for the still undefeated AEW TBS Champion! Jade Cargill is 42-0, has the physical belt back, and has Red Velvet back, though she kicked Kiera Hogan to the curb. That aside, they and Leila Grey go to the ring, Velvet and Leila in magenta to contrast with all the green and gold. The confetti cannons go off with red, while Jade has the mic to say, “Now we all know why we’re here tonight: because of me, and my big ass celebration! But before we begin, let me address something and set the record straight. I made the Baddies, I say who stays and who goes. Now you see, I got rid of the trash last week. So I’m so confused as to why you two were chilling with her this past weekend!”
Velvet shrugs, Leila rolls her eyes, but Jade says she is done playing games! Jade got her belt back from Nyla Rose at Full Gear! Understand that to stand next to Jade is a blessing. So either you two get in line, or they can step. Because they are eating on her dime, making names off of her, and this whole company is eating off of her! SHE is the brightest star the company has! Stand her next to any wrestler in the back, and every consumer knows she’s the star! No one has Jade’s face, Jade’s body, or Jade’s aura. NOBODY! Leila and Velvet seem to agree with that since they’re staying right there in the ring.
Jade then asks the fans, “So you tell me what we’re gonna do about that. And you all can play, but I put asses in seats!” Plenty of the fans agree with that. “I wrestle for bad bitches. Now cameramen, do your job and get my Baddies.” The cameras do in fact find the Indy Baddie Section as Jade continues. “I am the real deal! I am nothing but real. And like I said, I create careers. And speaking of careers, Lil’ Bow Wow is a joke! Is a total joke!” But wait, Bow Wow is on the tron! And he says, “Jadey, baby, you deserve all the flowers in the world. Congratulations on your little win. It was cute, really cute.”
But to get to business, time is money and Bow Wow is all about money. He’s done with his tour, has a lot of time on his hands, so what does that mean? “See you soon. Real, real soon.” Jade doesn’t understand what the hell is going on with Bow Wow, but she and the Baddies storm out of the ring. Who, if anyone, will ever dethrone #ThatBitch?
The Acclaimed speak.
Billy Gunn is with Max Caster & Anthony Bowens backstage, and he’s like a drill sergeant with his trainees. He asks, “Why is there a camera in our face?” Bowens answers, “Because AEW stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday.” Billy asks, “Why do you two not have a match on Dynamite?” Caster answers, “Because Everyone Loves the Acclaimed, and no one wants to fight us, Daddy Ass.” Billy asks, “And what are you two going to do about it?” Bowens says, “I have an idea, Daddy Ass.” Then would he like to let us all know? Bowens says this Friday on Rampage, they give a tag title opportunity to the best tag team in AEW!
How can that possibly be when THEY are the best team in AEW?! Caster says Bowens meant the second best team, Daddy Ass. Sorry. Okay. Then there’s only one thing left to do: SCISSOR FINGER~!!! Who is the second best team in AEW? AKA the #1 contenders? We’ll see this Friday when Rampage returns to its regular time of 10 PM Eastern!
AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M ruined the return of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks with a bell hammer. Then they cheated the second match with another bell hammer. Will there be THREE hammers in this third match? Or can the Best Bout Machine and his boys finally get on the board?
The fans sing Carry On My Wayward Son for The Elite, and then the introductions are made. But then The Elite attack Death Triangle on the ramp! Omega is after Fenix, Matt Jackson is after Pac and Nick Jackson is after Penta! Fans fire up as the brawl goes from ramp to stage, but then also down the ramp. Indy fires up for “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” as Omega and Nick mug Fenix. Matt ROCKS Penta, the ref reprimands everyone, but Penta runs, into a back drop to the ramp! Nick kicks Fenix, runs to get a boost from Matt, the RANA sends Fenix down the ramp! Omega RAMS Pac into part to the tunnel, to hit a KOTARO KRUSHER to the stage!
The Bucks check on Omega, that elevated bulldog really hurts the tailbone and hip. Nick CLUBS away on Pac, drags him up, and Matt walks Pac with Nick down the ramp. They head for ringside, Omega walks off the pain, and the Bucks set Pac up. Omega runs down the ramp to build up speed, for a SUPERKICK from Pac!! The Lucha Brothers then somersault down the ramp, DOUBLE STUNNERS!! Death Triangle turns things around on Elite and this still isn’t even on record as AEW goes picture in picture!
Fenix CLUBS Omega, ROCKS him and they end up going around the ramp. Matt and Nick hobble, Penta and Pac keep on them. Omega and Fenix brawl just offstage in front of fans. Fenix UPPERCUTS, Penta CLUBS and KICKS Nick to send him along the pyro grate. Nick hits Penta back and TOSSES Penta off onto Fenix and Omega! Pac and Matt brawl at center stage while Nick LEAPS to AX HANDLE Penta back down! Matt KICKS Pac towards that side of the stage, reels him in, but Pac blocks the suplex. Matt keeps trying but Pac throws body shots. Matt throws those shots back, then punches away on Pac’s forehead!
Matt gets space, runs but Pac BOOTS him away! Then Pac says what the hell, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Nick, Omega and the Lucha Brothers!! Death Triangle then drags Nick and Omega up, but Matt SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down! Omega helps Matt up and the Elite drag Death Triangle up. The brawling continues, going back to the ramp and then to ringside. Omega sends Penta into railing while Nick sends Pac into the apron. Fenix whips but Matt reverses to send Fenix into barriers! Matt mocks Fenix’s pain then kicks him down! Matt then brings Fenix around to have him join the others ringside.
Dynamite returns to single picture, Brandon Cutler is vlogging this for The Elite as they set up Death Triangle. They all put one out, but the ref wants this to finally get in the ring. Omega says fine, and he puts Penta in the ring. The bell finally sounds and NOW this is a match! Then Omega kicks Penta out of the ring, the Bucks DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMB Fenix and Pac! Omega then brings Penta around, but Penta fights that bomb off to CHOP Omega! And CHOP Matt! And tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER Nick! Omega rushes back in, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Penta as he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”
But then Penta moves, Matt WRECKS the ref with that wrecking ball dropkick!! And Alex Abrahantes sneaks a bell hammer to Penta! Penta hurries, hiding that hammer in his waistband. Penta then sets that down in a corner, and builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on The Elite! Penta puts Omega in, grabs said hammer, and fans are torn! Fenix gets in and he tells Penta NO! They’ve already done this enough for his liking! Penta tells him to shut up and just watch! But then Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta! V-TRIGGER hits Fenix!! Fenix flops out of the ring, Penta kicks Omega and tucks! But Omega slips out, the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Penta!
Omega hurries to SNAP DRAGON! Penta flounders, the ref is finally up, and fans are thunderous as Omega drags Penta back up. POWERBOMB, flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, but Pac breaks it! Nick kicks Pac and sends him out. Omega goes corner to corner but Penta BOOTS him away! Nick runs in but is put on the apron! Matt runs in, but he’s also put on the apron. Omega runs back in but Penta dodges so Omega takes the DOUBLE ENZIGURI! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Pac BOOTS Nick! Death Triangle sets Omega up in a drop zone, Death Triangle all climb the same corner!
Fans fire up as Death Triangle takes aim at an Elite each! Penta DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS while Fenix and Pac DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Penta hauls Omega up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Penta cannot believe it! Tag to Pac and “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes up top. Nick runs in to get Omega to safety! Nick then ducks under Pac’s leap and SUPERKICKS him on the return! Nick aims at Penta but Penta blocks his superkick! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! And SUPERKICKS Penta! Matt hits NORTHERN LIGHTS on Penta, and starts up the Polar Express!
But Fenix LEAPS in, only for Matt to catch him! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans are thunderous as Pac BOOTS Matt down! Omega staggers to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Omega! Pac puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, and then stands Omega up. Omega fights the superplex to fire off forearms and elbows! Pac clings to the ropes to stay up! They get forehead to forehead, but Omega fires off forearm after forearm! Pac just keeps taking those shots! Pac HEADBUTTS Omega in return! The brace might’ve helped in that! Pac stands Omega up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega survives again and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.
Fenix CLOBBERS Matt on the outside, Pac and Omega slowly sit up in the ring. Nick coaches Omega, but Pac drags him to the Death Triangle corner. Pac stomps Omega, kicks him, then drags him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Fenix, he snapmares Omega and BUZZSAWS! Pac KICKS, Penta KICKS, and then Death Triangle TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Jackknife cover, but Nick breaks it! Fenix bumps Omega off buckles, CLUBS him, then tags Penta. Penta turns Omega around to CHOP! Omega staggers but Penta brings him back. Tag to Pac, he CHOPS Omega down! Pac paces while Omega is stinging.
Pac eggs the fans on, taunts the Bucks, but he turns around into a CHOP from Omega! Omega CHOPS but Pac kicks out a leg to BOOT Omega down! Pac then BOOTS Nick down for good measure! Pac kicks Omega around, taunts him, then ROCKS him! Omega ROCKS Pac back! Pac ROCKS Omega, Omega ROCKS Pac, and they go back and forth! Pac fires off a flurry and Omega wobbles! Pac pushes Omega around, Omega throws body shots but they’re a bit weak. Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac eggs Omega on. Omega fires stronger body shots now, so Pac SOBATS! Pac runs, but into a V-TRIGGER!
Pac wobbles against ropes, Omega runs in but Pac dodges to SNAP GERMAN! But Omega is up to LARIAT Pac down! Fans are thunderous and their teams are chomping at the bit! Omega and Pac crawl, reach out, hot tags to Fenix and Nick! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and again, then Fenix shoves, but Nick dodges the rolling sobat! Nick runs in, whips Fenix, but Fenix tiger feint rewinds! Nick ducks the heel kick to SUPERKICK! But Fenix kips up, only for Nick to block that superkick to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix stays up so Nick wheelbarrows into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is still in this but Nick tags Matt.
The Bucks drag Fenix up, double whip, but Fenix ducks and springboards, but the Bucks catch his crossbody! Nick helps Matt position Fenix in the gut wrench, then Nick goes to the apron! But Fenix RANAS Matt into Nick! Fans fire up as Fenix somersaults, but Matt catches him to a fireman’s carry! Nick goes up the corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! The full combo of rolling senton, 450 splash and moonsault connects! Cover, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Nick throws Penta back out and fans fire up! Nick and Matt sit Fenix up, B T E- SUPERKICKS from Pac & Penta! Omega ROCKS Pac, ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Pac then CHOPS Penta!
Omega fires off hands on Penta and he drops! Pac swings, into a full nelson! Pac breaks that so Omega waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES, only for Pac to land on his feet! Fenix somersault CUTTERS Omega! Fenix tags Penta, Penta tags Pac. Penta drags Matt up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, Penta tucks Matt in, DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix then DIVES onto Nick and Omega! Tag to Pac and he climbs up! Penta goes up and up to ESCALERA SPLASH! 450 SPLASH from Pac! Cover, TWO!!! Matt survives and Pac is fuming! Matt flounders to a corner, Pac runs in and UPPERCUTS! Pac reels Matt in to BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!!
The Bastard is furious as Matt survives again. Pac drags Matt back into the drop zone then climbs up. BLACK ARROW, into Matt’s knees!!! Cradle, THE ELITE WIN!!!
Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle)
FINALLY, The Elite score one on Death Triangle! But they’ve still got a long way to go in this Best of 7! Omega gets the mic to say, “There was never gonna be a sweep, as long as The Cleaner’s in town. We’re bringing this back, it’s gonna be a reverse sweep. And boy, this is the first time in awhile I’ve been able to close a show. So without any further adieu, I must bid you all a good bye, mwah! And good night, BANG! Now play that song again, would ya?” Fans sing Carry On again as Dynamite goes off the air. Will The Elite come back from being down two to win this in six? Or will Winter is Coming cool them off so that Death Triangle can get hot again?
Great Dynamite here to pave more of the road for Winter is Coming. For one, a very creative change to the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal since the current ringbearer is also the current AEW World Champion. I had a feeling Starks would want in on that on top of being #1 contender to the world title. Starks squashed Daivari, he really should win the battle royal so he can make Winter is Coming a Winner Takes All situation. At the same time, that does seem a shame to have Starks lose both prizes, so maybe Starks calls for a double header? He may not win the belt but he can win the ring and take MJF’s ace in the hole.
And speaking of the battle royal, I do like that Ethan wants to force Hardy to help him, but I bet Hardy finds a way to mess that up for him. Then maybe that starts things towards Hardy liberating himself and Private Party from The Firm. #HardyParty has been building up wins on Dark and Elevation, they could be Trios contenders on the other side of Elite VS Death Triangle, and that could be all the more reason The Firm will want to keep them under contract as long as possible.
Great opening segment from Moxley and the surprise return of Hangman! Of course it turns into a brawl that happens again backstage, and that will definitely be a match for Winter is Coming. And I think we will get the proper finish there we were meant to see in the title match. Amazing first match of the night in Bryan VS Dax tonight. Dax has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, no matter what division we’re talking about. He loves being a tag guy with Cash, but maybe before calling it a day, Dax will win a midcard title. Perhaps the All-Atlantic Championship since Cassidy loves putting that thing up.
QT and Cassidy had a hilarious little promo to set up a match for Rampage, but a Lumberjack Match is just tailor made for the House of Black showing up and wrecking everyone ringside. I’m pretty sure Cassidy retains the title either way, and he’ll likely defend it against Malakai 1v1. Acclaimed have a good promo to set up a tag title match, but I don’t see FTR stepping up to them on a Rampage. It’ll probably be whoever is second on the contender’s list. And whichever that team is, they’re losing to The Acclaimed. FTR and Gunn Sons have to set up something for Final Battle, it’s what makes sense.
Speaking of other things that were set up for Final Battle and that make sense, great sit-down interview promo from JAS and BCC, especially with Claudio being fed up with the constant interviews. Hager bringing out a second purple bucket hat is hilarious, too. Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta will be a great tag match, Garcia VS Yuta will be a great Pure title match since we’ve seen it a couple times already. But I cannot be sure where the titles go. Of the two, I see Garcia losing, but then that means Claudio will be forced to sports entertain. A part of me would love seeing what happens with that, though.
The celebration for The Baddies wasn’t much of a celebration, and they didn’t even get to have the clearly red velvet cake. But Jade really amped up her arrogance saying Jade is AEW. I almost thought this was the moment she turned off Velvet and Leila for good, but guess not. And Bow Wow either has a proxy to dethrone Jade, or he is such a distraction that Jade loses. I can’t be sure who Bow Wow introduces in the first idea, while that second idea feels a bit cheap. I suppose it does keep Jade strong in her first loss ever, but Jade is so good as a character that she deserves to be beat by someone straight up so there’s no excuse.
Good match for Willow VS Anna and a very good win for Willow. But since she’s lost multiple times to Jade, she probably has to wait until Jade loses it so she can go after the new champ. And a great return for Ruby in her hometown, she and Willow can both build momentum taking the fight to TayJay. Good promo from Hayter and Britt to keep the “hate-on” for Saraya. Nice return of Technique by Taz, and I really liked the orange filter. No idea who is next for Hook, or who dethrones him, but Hook is finally facing people that challenge him, so that’s good.
Another great vignette for Hobbs. He really should be TNT Champion, but it is nice to get some real depth for his character. He’ll definitely be the next TNT Champion after Wardlow VS Joe. Joe VS Fox was a great match, too, and it’s great for Fox to be somewhere higher profile. MJF continues to be great on the mic, but he should be pissed at whoever made that belt for him. The Big Burberry Belt just looks like a Big Brown Belt because of how muted those colors ended up on the leather. But you do have to appreciate MJF has picked up the mantle of “AEW’s HHH Parody” with Cody Rhodes in WWE.
And just as things were starting to drag on, MJF turns it all around with that sucker punch to Regal! Bryan was devastated, but he’ll surely return with rage, wanting after MJF, and I wonder if Tony Khan already shoots down MJF’s “PPVs only” stipulation by making MJF face Bryan at like Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash to see if MJF even makes it to 2023 as champion. Also, lots of people are talking about Regal going back to WWE but not going back to WWE, I don’t know which will happen, but this is of course a way to write him off for a moment and give him a great return moment to screw MJF over.
And lastly, what a great main event for the trios titles. I feel like half of the segment wasn’t even officially a match. These two teams keep busting out great stuff, and the Death Triangle story with the hammer continues. It more or less cost them tonight, but the Elite had to get on the board somehow. They take a week off from this series next week to come back at Winter is Coming, but I bet there will be a promo where Fenix argues with Penta about the hammer. This is all leading to The Elite getting the belts at the end of the series, and then Death Triangle might fall apart. I don’t really want that, the Trios Division needs trios as great as them, but if even The Dark Order can fall apart, then any trio can.
My Score: 8.8/10
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- Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Justin Corino, Ryan Mooney & Steve Josifi; The Factory wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Chris Wylde; Clayton wins.
- Hikaru Shida w/ Hagane Shinno VS Layla Luciano; Shida wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Tracy Williams, LSG and Jack Tomlinson; The JAS wins.
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- Emi Sakura w/ Baliyan Akki VS Tiara James; Sakura wins.
- Six Man Tag: Hardy Party VS The Wingmen; Hardy Party wins.
Hikaru Shida bringing along Hagane Shinno (formerly known as Madoka) is interesting. More Japanese promotions seem to be willing to let talent work with AEW, and that of course helps AEW get recognition internationally, and helps those promotions get recognition in the USA. Shinno will definitely get a win off Angelico, but AEW’s already such a full roster, who knows if Shinno will see any TV time.
Good to see the Wingmen together again, even if it’s to lose to Hardy Party. But even the Trios Division needs its lower midcard, and that is where The Wingmen will be. Matt Hardy & Private Party might end up becoming The Firm’s Trios Championship contenders if they keep building up wins on AEW YouTube. They could give whoever comes out of the Best of 7 Series a great match, and we could see a lot of overbooked, “internal conflict” of whether Hardy Party is Face or Heel, same as we’re seeing with Death Triangle always resorting to the hammer.
UPDATE: Welp, didn’t think Angelico would win but he did. I guess not ever new star that comes into AEW can just get a free win.
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