Mitchell’s AEW Full Gear Results & Report! (11/13/21)
Is Minneapolis ready for some COWBOY SH*T?!
AEW is ready to kick it into Full Gear!
After a long, hard road, Hangman Adam Page has finally returned to challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship!
- The Buy-In – Jamie Hayter & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida; Rosa & Shida win.
- Darby Allin VS MJF; MJF wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS FTR; The Lucha Brothers win and retain the titles.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Miro; Danielson wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship.
- Falls Count Anywhere Six Man Tag: The Super Kliq VS Christian Cage & Jurassic Express; Christian & Jurassic Express win.
- Cody Rhodes & PAC VS Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo; Cody & Pac win.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Tay Conti; Baker wins and retains the title.
- CM Punk VS Eddie Kingston; Punk wins.
- 10 Man Minneapolis Street Fight: The Inner Circle VS Dan Lambert, Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski & The Men of the Year; The Inner Circle wins.
- AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Hangman Page; Hangman wins and is the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tony Schiavone kicks off the Buy-In!
And he gives an introduction to the hometown hero, Dante Martin! Fans are fired up to see Angelo Dorado again after the big week he’s had from Dynamite to last night on Rampage. Schiavone notes that Lio Rush is not present because of the tragic death of Lio’s grandmother, but he also brings up Team Taz offering Dante a contract. Team Taz is up in the luxury box watching as Dante gets a mic. But before he can speak on the offer, The Acclaimed walks out! And of course Max Caster has a rap! “Hey yo, Dante, join The Acclaimed. All these other teams, man, they should be ashamed. Lio Rush can’t hang in this environment. He’s about to go into his 15th retirement.
“And Team Taz ain’t got no plus. Only guys on TV less than us! So hang with us if you want to be down. You’re the only good thing from this depressing ass town.” Anthony Bowens gets the mic to tell Minneapolis that The Acclaimed have arrived! But then they cut the music, and he says Dante has a lot on his mind. Fans tell them to STFU but Bowens will not! He’s got a lot to say so you shut up! Who to align with? Matt Sydal? Lio Rush? Team Taz? The Acclaimed want Dante to join them! They’d be the hottest team in ALL of professional wrestling. But to make themselves clear, you’re either with them or against them. So what’s it gonna be, buddy?
Dante hears “NO! NO! NO!” from Minneapolis, but Bowens reiterates. They don’t have the patients like the clowns do. Give them an answer or they break Dante’s legs and send him home crying like his brother. Yes or no? Dante asks, “What do you think Minneapolis?” “NO!” Dante DECKS Bowens! And then he DECKS Caster! The Acclaimed regroup, Dante runs, jumps to the rope and springboards to wipe The Acclaimed out! That checks off one choice, but what about the others? Who will Angel Dorado bring along on the Top Flight?
The Buy-In – Jamie Hayter & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida!
TBS Championship Tournament entries join forces to take on their future opponents! Hayter’s gonna hate facing La Mera Mera but the Native Beast is hungry to sink her teeth into the Full Metal Warrior once again. Which side gets big momentum towards the tournament quarterfinals?
Tensions already run high as all four women get in the ring. The ref gets the teams to sort out, and Rosa starts with Nyla. Rosa throws her hair piece at Hayter, Hayter stomps it on the apron. Nyla and Rosa feel things out, Nyla kicks low then headlocks. Rosa pulls hair, powers out, but Nyla runs her over. Fans chant for “Eddie! Eddie!” with Vickie here, but things speed up in the ring. Rosa jumps but into a fireman’s carry! Nyla slips under to tilt-o-whirl and sunset flip! TWO, Rosa wheelbarrows and gets around to sunset flip again, TWO! Basement dropkick! Fans fire up and Rosa tags Shida in. They double whip Nyla to ropes but she reverses to yank them into each other.
But Shida picks Rosa up and Rosa gives an assisted dropkick to Nyla! Nyla goes to the corner, Shida whips Rosa in for a KNEE, then adds a KNEE of her own! Shida goes up and fans fire up as she rains down fists! They count all the way to 10, then Shida dropkicks! Tag to Rosa, Rosa throws body shots, but Nyla hits back. Rosa kicks, goes to suplex but Nyla’s big and strong. Shida tries to help out but Nyla DOUBLE SUPLEXES them! Then DOUBLE DROPKICKS them down! Tag to Hayter, she and Nyla mug Rosa, and Hayter bumps Rosa off buckles. Hayter stomps away on Shida, lets off to argue with the ref, and Nyla chokes Rosa! Fans boo but Nyla laughs it up as she gets away with it.
Hayter kicks Rosa at the ropes, brings her around and bumps her off buckles. Hayter chokes Rosa, Rosa kicks her away but Hayter throws haymakers and CHOPS! Vickie likes that and Hayter CHOPS again. Rosa turns Hayter around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Vickie doesn’t like that! Hayter turns things around, stomps Rosa down, then soaks up the heat. Hayter drags Rosa up to knee low, whip to the corner, then run in. Rosa goes up, Hayter posts herself! Hot tag to Shida! Shida rallies on Hayter and Nyla, then goes up to missile dropkick Hayter down! Shida gets Hayter up but Hayter slips out of the Canadian rack, only for Shida to ROUNDHOUSE!
Shida runs but Nyla holds ropes open! Shida tumbles out, Nyla says she’ll “help” her up, and she LARIATS Shida down! Hayter and Nyla stomp Shida, Vickie cackles, and Nyla puts Shida in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Shida, Nyla drags her up to a neck wrench. Nyla throws down elbows over and over while fans rally harder. Nyla hits a NECK SNAPPER, then knees low. Tag to Hayter, they mug Shida, then Hayter kicks Shida around. Hayter drags Shida up, Shida throws forearms! Shida runs but Hayter throws her by her hair! Hayter stomps, covers, TWO! Shida growls, Hayter pushes her to another cover, TWO!
Hayter hammers and stomps Shida but fans rally up. Hayter wraps on a chinlock and leans on the hold. Shida moves around, reaches out, but Nyla kicks at the foot on the ropes. Shida swipes at Nyla, Hayter stomps Shida down! Hayter digs her boots in, then again argues with the ref so Nyla can claw at Shida’s face! AND BITE HER FOREHEAD! Rosa protests, Nyla gets away with it all, then Hayter tags Nyla in. Nyla suplexes high and hard, then pie faces Rosa. Nyla clubs and hammers Shida down then tags in Hayter. They mug Shida, and hit a double CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this but Hayter CLUBS her down.
Hayter CHOKES Shida, lets off, chokes her again, then rains down forearms. Fans rally up for Shida and Shida blocks a suplex! Shida throws body shots then suplexes Hayter high and hard! Shida runs but Hayter catches her for an URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Cover, Rosa breaks it! Hayter shoves Rosa, then drags Shida up to a waistlock. Shida fights with elbows, Hayter ripcords but Shida boots, AX KICKS and reaches out! But Hayter GERMAN SUPLEXES Shida away! Both women are down but the fans fire up! Shida and Hayter crawl, hot tags to Nyla and Rosa! Rosa dodges to fire off forearms on Nyla! Then she rolls and A-LIST LARIATS!
Nyla is down, SWINGING KNEES from Rosa! SHOTGUN to Hayter! Rosa runs in at Nyla, HESITATION DROPKICK! Rosa fires up to ROCK Hayter, then cover Nyla! Hayter breaks it in time! Shida gets in to TAMASHI Hayter down! Fans fire up, Rosa tags Shida, they both DROPKICK Nyla and Hayter at the ropes! Fans fire up as both women climb, SUPER CROSSBODIES for Nyla and Hayter!! But Serena Deeb is in the front row to talk trash to Shida. And Vickie SMACKS Shida with her own kendo stick! The ref missed it all checking on Rosa and Hayter! Nyla puts Shida in, drags her up, bumps her off buckles, and then hoists her up top.
Nyla tags Hayter in, Hayter goes up and then Nyla tags back in. Nyla goes to an adjacent corner, Hayter hits a SUPERPLEX! Nyla hits a FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Rosa DROPKICKS it apart! Hayter runs in but Rosa throws her back out, and they both take a tumble! Rosa RAMS Hayter into railing! Nyla drags Shida up as Vickie shrieks! BEAST- NO! Shida RANAS Nyla into buckles, schoolgirl to jackknife, Shida & Rosa win!!
Winners: Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
Nyla can’t believe she got caught like that! Will Shida slay the Native Beast one more time to head for the TBS Championship? Will Rosa get through the Hayter in her own right?
Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy & Best Friends.
Last night on Rampage, the Lumberjack match, Blade knocked out Cassidy with the knuckles and Hardy got the win. But the feud is far from over as Tony Khan has made for Dynamite, The Butcher & The Blade VS Orange Cassidy and a partner of his choosing. Yes. Cassidy could choose a friend but they’ve all been working hard so he’ll give them a night off. But uh, the Best Friends just joined this little group called Chaos. Cassidy asked Chuckie T who is in that group, and they thought, maybe they’ll bring one of their dogs. Is the match-up between Big Money Matt’s mercenaries and Freshly Squeezed set in stone?
Darby Allin VS MJF!
The Relentless One and the Salt of the Earth have been named two of the Four Young Pillars of AEW, by MJF himself. But in a sense, he’s not wrong. However, “the man who can beat Darby Allin with a headlock takeover” might be wrong about being able to break Darby in body, mind and spirit. Will that break Maxwell Jacob Friedman in return? Or is MJF better than Darby, and he knows it?
Darby has a new video for us. He drives in a white sedan with insults graffiti’d all over it. He picks up fake MJF, they drive around, get in a car accident, but Darby survives it. Darby then uses a Molotov cocktail to set the car on fire! As for Darby’s entrance, he once again has Sting by his side, simply to see him out. The bell rings, they tie up, MJF pie faces then rope-a-dopes. They tie up, and MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, but MJF gets another headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, and MJF gets a third headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, and Darby pie faces MJF now! Darby knows MJF is trying to back up his word but won’t let it be that easy.
They tie up, MJF waistlocks, Darby switches, MJF switches but Darby drop toeholds to get a headlock! MJF slips out and wrenches but Darby rolls to wrench back. MJF rolls, wrenches back, headlocks, but Darby powers out. MJF runs Darby over, fans boo but things speed up. Darby hurdles, runs, but MJF hurdles. Darby shoves MJF, MJF whips Darby but Darby blocks the hip toss to monkey flip, only for MJF to cartwheel through. MJF gloats but Darby whips. MJF reverses but Darby goes up to FLYING ARM-DRAG! MJF drop steps, double knuckle locks and backs Darby down to monkey flip Darby! They’re both down for a double cover, TWO as they bring up one arm.
Another double cover as they rest, TWO as they bring the other arms up. Another double cover, TWO as they both bridge! MJF trips Darby up, rolls back to get the cover, TWO as Darby gets an arm up. MJF pushes that arm down, TWO as the other arm comes up! MJF pushes that arm down, Darby bridges! Then catches MJF for a push up and RANA! Cover, TWO as MJF sunset flips! TWO, and Darby goes for the double knuckle lock cover! TWO, MJF goes to monkey flip again but Darby lands on his feet! And ducks under the blindside! MJF goes up and over, runs the ropes but Darby QUEBRADAS over! Darby arm-drags MJF, MJF arm-drags back, both men handspring up!
Fans are loving this exchange as the two reset! MJF snarls, perhaps learning that Darby is just as technical as him. Darby and MJF circle, tie up, MJF powers Darby back but Darby turns it around in a corner. The ref counts, MJF gets a sucker punch! MJF “apologizes” for that but he drags Darby up to throw him out. MJF goes out after him and CLOBBERS him on the ropes! MJF Fargo struts around, then he goes back to Darby to put him in the ring. “You love it, fat boy! You love it!” But Darby comes back to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes MJF! Darby drags MJF up to RAM him into steel steps! Darby puts MJF back in as fans are fired up and dueling.
Darby CLUBS away on MJF on the apron, then stands on MJF’s neck! The ref counts, Darby steps off, then climbs up the corner. APRON COFFIN DROP only gets apron as MJF moves! Minneapolis loses their minds as Darby crashes ‘n’ burns! MJF gets Darby back in the ring, drops an elbow to Darby’s back, then has a smirk as he covers. TWO, but MJF sits Darby up. MJF jams his knee into Darby’s back and pulls on the arms for a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally, Darby endures, fights up, turns things around, but MJF turns it right back! Darby drops to kangaroo kick! Darby runs, MJF tilt-o-whirls into a TORTURE RACK BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Darby writhes but he crawls to a corner. MJF smirks as he storms over and drags Darby up. MJF whips Darby corner to corner hard! Fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF drags Darby back up, whips him corner to corner again and just as hard. MJF soaks up the heat, then he drags Darby up and wrenches before he goes corner to corner again, Darby reverses and now MJF hits hard! Darby staggers up, runs in and back body blocks, but into a waistlock! Darby fights out, but MJF scoops for a BACKBREAKER, then to a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! MJF drags Darby up, back suplexes to a BACKBREAKER! MJF checks his knee but insists he’s fine.
MJF goes back to Darby, stomps him, drags him back up, and CLUBS him in the corner. MJF BITES Darby’s forehead! The ref reprimands, MJF stops then puts Darby up top. MJF climbs up and soaks up the heat, but Darby resists the suplex! Darby BITES MJF’s head! MJF turns around, Darby climbs up, but MJF counters the throwback! But Darby fights out of the tombstone to hit the SUPER THROWBACK STUNNER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! A standing count starts, reaches 5 of 10 before either sits up, but MJF and Darby rise at 6. MJF SLAPS, Darby SLAPS, MJF choke grips but Darby HEADBUTTS!
Darby drags MJF to a drop zone and goes up top! But MJF slowly rolls all the way away. Darby runs in but MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO! Darby fights up, powers out, things speed up, Darby jumps but gets caught! POWERBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Darby survives and MJF grows frustrated, but “This is Awesome!” to the fans. MJF kicks Darby but Darby sits up. MJF throws a big left and Darby falls back, only to sit back up! MJF DECKS Darby again, Darby rises again! Darby slaps himself and eggs MJF on with middle fingers. MJF grabs the hands to BITE those fingers! Then he flips Darby around, Darby headbutts, fires off forearms and haymakers!
Darby powers up like the People’s Champion, but MJF pokes him in the eye! MJF smirks, runs, but Darby dropkicks a leg out! Darby keeps moving, hops on, but no Code Red, MJF makes it a wicked POWERBOMB!! High stack, TWO!! Darby survives again but MJF gets the legs. MJF steps through to copy Sting, SCORPION DEATHLOCK! Darby endures, crawls around, MJF drags him from ropes, but Darby grabs a foot! Darby turns MJF around to club away on the leg! Darby trips MJF, steps through, but MJF kicks him away! MJF runs in but Darby dodges to CHOP BLOCK the good leg! MJF clutches his knees and fans rally up again!
MJF drags himself up, Darby runs in but into an elbow. MJF hops up the corner and DOUBLE STOMPS an arm! Darby clutches the elbow and wrist, but MJF clamps on. Darby fights off the takedown to whip MJF. MJF goes up and over but his legs buckle! Darby CHOP BLOCKS from the front! Darby rolls with the leg, and gets the FIGURE FOUR! MJF endures, is down, TWO as MJF sits back up! MJF drags himself and Darby around, reaches out, works to turn the hold, and does! Darby suffers now but he gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, the two separate but both end up on the apron. Darby and MJF both rise, and MJF throws a forearm!
Darby hits back, has the edge as he throws more forearms, then looks tot he floor. Darby brings MJF into position but MJF holds ropes to fight it. Darby gets space but MJF scoops him, APRON TOMBSTONE!?!? But it was double-edged for MJF’s knees! Fans are losing their minds, the ring count is climbing and it’s already 5 of 10! MJF clutches his knees as he sits up at 6, hobbles in at 7, but Darby is still down! Darby stirs at 8, rises at 9, and is in at 9.9!! Darby survives, but MJF is too focused on the pain in his knees to worry about that. MJF hobbles over, drags one leg along, and he drags Darby back up. MJF reels Darby in, suplexes, but Darby fights to make it a cradle! TWO!!
MJF gets to ropes, swings, Darby backslides, TWO! MJF cradles, TWO! Darby cradles, TWO! It’s a battle of cradles, TWO! TWO! They go around and around and around and around and fans are giving it a standing ovation! Wait, Darby has it last, TWO!! MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO as Darby headscissors! MJF gets free, Darby runs in to give MJF a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO as MJF rolls it to a cover, TWO! Darby has the headlock takeover cover again, TWO! Darby floats to jackknife, TWO as MJF bridges up and turns! Lift, but Darby turns bomb into CODE RED! Cover, TWO?!? No one can believe this but everyone is loving it!
Fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this as just the opener! Darby drags MJF back to a drop zone, goes up the corner, but isn’t that kinda far…? MJF bails out anyway, so Darby simply changes targets! SUPER COFFIN DROP to the floor!! Fans lose their minds all over again as Darby puts MJF back in. Darby goes back up, COFFIN DROP onto knees!! A double-edged move for MJF but it saved him in the end! Fans are thunderous as they rally and even duel during the standing count. But wait, here comes The Pinnacle! BUt Sting CLOBBERS Wardlow and Shawn Spears with the bat! The Icon ain’t letting them help MJF, and he even SMACKS Spears with his own chair!
Sting uses the bat on Wardlow while Darby O’Conner Rolls! TWO, MJF has it but with tights! TWO, SUPERKICK! MJF drops and clutches his knee but fans hope these two “Fight Forever!” Not really possible with the half hour time limit and the rest of the show having to happen. MJF hobbles out of the ring, over to the timekeeper’s area, and he gets Darby’s skateboard! The ref reprimands, but MJF still aims at Darby with the board! Wait, he sets it down and scoots it to Darby? He dares Darby to smash him open with the board?! MJF wants Darby to embrace the anger but throw the match! Darby aims, but hands the board to the ref. So MJF brings out the DIAMOND RING!
DYNAMITE DIAMOND PUNCH!! And then a headlock takeover!! Cover, MJF WINS!!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall
No wonder MJF kept fidgeting with his tights throughout this match! His ace in the hole was down there! MJF cheats to back up his words, but will there be no low this man won’t sink to? Will Darby let this underhanded tactic go unpunished?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!
Speaking of cheated, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo were blatantly cheated out of their AAA Tag Team Championships by “Los Super Ranas,” aka Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood in costumes. But will FTR find a way to become DOUBLE champions here tonight? Or will the Lucha Brothers win this tag team war and prove what true champions are capable of?
The introductions are made, the AEW belts are raised, and we see if #CeroMiedo strikes fear into FTR’s hearts!
The teams don’t sort out and just brawl! Fenix is after Cash, Penta whips Dax to a corner. Fenix whips Cash into Dax, but FTR puts Fenix on the apron. Cash elbows Penta away then runs corner to corner, but Penta tosses him out! Penta and Dax stare down and now we have a real start to this. Fans chant, “CERO! MIEDO!” as Penta and Dax approach. Penta tells Dax to listen. CERO! MIEDO! Dax ROCKS Penta with a right, Penta give sit back! They brawl, CHOP, forearm, and CHOP! Dax headlocks, Penta powers out but Dax blocks the kick to roll up! TWO, Dax steps over to La Magistrol, TWO! Penta gets a rolling cradle, Cash breaks it!
Cash gets in, Fenix jumps in, and fans fire up as the four stand off! FTR bails out, the Lucha Brothers back off, and Fenix tags in. Fenix eggs FTR on and fans rally up. Dax talks it over with Cash then they tag. Cash and Fenix circle, fans fire up more, then Cash gets around to hit Fenix in the back. Cash uppercuts then CHOPS Fenix off his feet! Fenix gets up, wrenches, CHOPS, and goes to tag Penta. Cash whips but Fenix goes up, dodges Dax, FLYING ARM-DRAG! Penta KICKS Dax down, runs in to GAMANGIRI Cash, then Fenix adds a somersault SUPER PUNCH! But Dax gets Cash out of there before the superkicks!
Penta builds speed to fake FTR out, then comes back to baseball slide. FTR gets under it to RAM him into railing! But they turn around and Fenix PLANCHAS! They catch him to FALL AWAY SLAM Fenix into Penta! Cash gets in while Dax looms over Fenix. Dax puts Fenix in for Cash and Cash KICKS Fenix down. Cash stomps Fenix, chokes him on the ropes, claws at the mask, “Such a great mask!” Cash lets off, Fenix sputters and Dax tags in. Dax gets Fenix in a cobra twist, but he and Cash form a chain! Alex Abrahantes protests, FTR lets off but Fenix still endures the stretch. Dax ROCKS Fenix with an uppercut but runs into a BOOT! Fenix puts Dax in the corner for a SOBAT!
Fenix goes along ropes, Cash runs in but Fenix dodge! Cash’s dropkick hits ropes and he falls hard! Hot tag to Pent! SLINGBLADE for Dax! SLING-DOG for Cash! Dax kicks Penta, FTR double suplex but Fenix bails Penta out then sends Cash into Dax! Fenix waistlocks, Dax switches, Fenix runs to ropes and Penta GAMANGIRIS Dax down! Cash gets in but Fenix puts him up top! Fenix CHOPS Cash on the back and has him in a Tree of Woe, which also traps Dax in the corner! Fenix sets up, Penta runs in to MONKEY FLIP CANNONBALL FTR down! Fans fire up as they count UNO! DOS! TRES! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Cover on Dax, TWO!!
Penta is annoyed but fans rally up. Penta drags Dax by his leg, hooks that leg up, then SMASHES it into the mat! And again! Cash gets in but gets a mule kick from Penta! Fenix tilt-o-whirls around Cash, holds him in place, and Penta hooks up Cash’s legs with Dax? Penta then gets Dax, it’s a CROSSFACE OCTOPUS DEATHLOCK!! FTR endure this chimera of submission holds but the ref counts! Fenix lets Cash go and Penta lets Dax go but they’re still fired up. Penta stalks Dax to the corner, KICKS the leg, then climbs up to rain down fists! Penta counts it out in Spanish, and fans count alone all the way to ocho! Dax gets Penta up, Cash helps out, SUPER HOTSHOT! Cover, TWO!
FTR grows frustrated, Tully included. Dax dropkicks Penta against ropes, then swings on Fenix! Cash pulls Penta’s mask and ties the tails to the rope! Dax mocks Penta, the ref tries to untie it but Dax is stomping away! The ref frees Penta then has Dax back off. Dax tags Cash, FTR get Penta for a DOUBLE CATAPULT! Penta gets the rope guillotine, and Cash turns Cero Miedo into a middle finger. Fans rally, Cash gets Penta up to ROCK him with EuroUppers. Cash drags Penta over, tags Dax in, and Dax drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Dax wraps on a chinlock and leans on the hold. Penta endures, fans rally up, and Penta fights up to throw body shots.
Penta reaches out but Dax ROCKS Penta! Fenix avoids the cheap shot, Penta CLOBBERS Dax! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Cash runs in but Fenix ROUNDHOUSES him first! Dax gets Penta up, Penta fights the lift and back drops out! Cash returns, but he distracts the ref from seeing the tag! Dax gets Penta up, FTR double whip corner to corner. Penta goes up and over Cash, mule kicks Dax, wheelbarrow on Cash to jump and DDT Dax! Penta crawls, and now the ref sees the tag! Fenix rallies on FTR with kicks! Cash whips, Fenix reverses and KNEES Cash in the corner! Dax DECKS Fenix but Fenix kips right back up to SUPERKICK Dax!
FTR regroups, Fenix somersaults to DOUBLE CUTTER! Cover on Dax, TWO! Dax survives but Fenix rallies the fans up again. Fenix goes up the corner, tightrope walks and PENALTY KICKS Dax right down! Cover, TWO! Fenix is annoyed but Abrahantes coaches him up. Fenix aims from a corner, somersaults, but Dax catches him and tosses him. Fenix sunset flips, Cash keeps Dax up! Penta SUPERKICKS Cash! Fenix finishes the flip but Dax rolls through. Fenix waistlocks, Dax runs and knocks Penta off the apron! Fenix still gets the O’Conner Roll, TWO! BELT SHOT from Cash!! BRAINBUSTER from Dax!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives the cheap shot?!?
Fenix rolls out to the apron, Dax drags Fenix up and suplexes. Fenix slips out, Cash tags in and Dax bucks Fenix. Fenix fires off kicks and CHOPS again, SUPERKICK to Dax! Somersault but no cutter! HAND-OFF BACK SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Cash grows frustrated, Dax tells fans to shut up, then Dax tags in. FTR gets Fenix up, whips him to ropes, Penta tags in! Fenix slips out of Big Rig to RANA Cash! Penta SUPERKICKS Dax! Penta brings Dax up and Fenix goes to the apron. “Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” That’s for you, Tully! Penta runs but Tully grabs at Penta! The ref reprimands, Dax ROCKS Penta! Dax mocks Latino Heat as he hits Uno Amigo! Then Dos Amigos!
Dax wants the third but Penta fights out to kick low! Now to do this the right way! Penta CLUBS Dax, to Uno Amigo! And Dos Amigos! Then tag to Fenix before THREE AMIGOS! Fenix is right up top, for the FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Penta keeps Cash down, TWO!! Dax still gets out on his own! Everyone is down but the teams regroup. Dax calls to Cash, he gets in and goes after Fenix. Fenix tiger feint HEEL KICKS! Penta gets Dax up, Fenix goes up top! But Cash trips Fenix up! Dax ROCKS Penta again, then he flips Fenix into position! Cash goes up, MIND BREAKER! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives the piledriver and Dax can’t even be upset.
Minneapolis is fired up for the “LUCHA BROS! LUCHA BROS!” as Dax gets Fenix up. Fenix throws body shots, Dax DECKS him! Cash gets back in, lifts Fenix up, but Penta saves Fenix from the brainbuster and Fenix rolls Dax! TWO, SUPERKICK!! Dax is down but Fenix can’t cover! Penta tags back in, “This is Awesome!” as Penta brings Dax in. Fenix goes up, Penta tucks the arms, but Cash gets in again! LB DRIVER AND CROSSBODY onto Cash! Double covers, TWO!!! FTR survives by the seat of their pants on that one! Fans lose their minds while Fenix flops out and FTR goes out the other side. Abrahantes coaches the brothers while Tully checks on Cash & Dax.
Wait, one of them puts on a Los Super Rana mask? Penta hobbles over, Cash gets in, and trips Penta to cover! And he has feet on the ropes! The ref stops the count, and Cash argues! Also, Cash isn’t the legal man, this mask shenanigan is so the ref can’t tell who is who! Cash argues, Penta mule kicks! He and Fenix coordinate, assisted FEAR FACTOR! Cover, the Lucha Brothers win!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Penta takes the mask off Cash, Tully protests, but too late! The bell rung, there’s nothing to change this! Will FTR use this flimsy controversy as reason to get another match? Or will they just have to settle for being AAA Tag Team Champions?
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Miro!
The American Dragon got through the Natural, Dustin Rhodes, and the Mad King, Eddie Kingston, but God’s Forsaken Champion jumped in when Jon Moxley stepped away. Will Bryan finally get a win over the Bulgarian Brute? Or will Miro be back in the good graces not of God, but of his gorgeous wife?
The bell rings and Bryan offers a handshake. Miro leaves him hanging and fans boo. The two circle, approach, feel things out, and then tie up. Miro shoves Bryan down and then soaks up the cheers and jeers while showing off the dancing pecs. Bryan gets up, resets with Miro and they tie up. Bryan KICKS a leg, Miro stays up. Bryan tries again, Miro blocks the kick and throws Bryan down, to then TOSS Bryan across the ring! Miro encourages fans to get louder and they do. Miro stares Bryan down, fans rally and duel. The two approach again, tie up with knuckle locks, Bryan drops to roll and wrench and EuroUpper! And CHOP!
Bryan headlocks, cravats, KNEES then CHOPS! Miro just scowls, so Bryan EuroUppers again. Bryan headlocks, cravats, throws more knees, more EuroUppers, then puts Miro in a corner. The ref counts, Bryan lets off to KICK the legs and CHOP again. Bryan cravats, keeps on the neck with another knee but Miro throws a hard body shot! Bryan falls out of the ring, Miro holds the ropes open for him. Bryan shrugs off Miro’s taunting but Miro patiently waits for Bryan to come back and bring the fight. Fans rally up, Bryan gets up and in, and the two reset. They tie up, Miro powers Bryan to a corner but the ref counts. Miro lets off but throws a body shot!
Miro whips corner to corner but he avoids Bryan going up and over. Miro shoves Bryan back into the corner, but Bryan avoids Miro’s splash to CHOP and CHOP and KICK! And CHOP! Bryan brings Miro out to go up the corner, but no DDT! Miro runs in but Bryan gets the bad leg! Bryan waistlocks, but Miro throws him off to run him over! Miro drags Bryan up, throws a BIG haymaker, then another. Miro whips Bryan to ropes, Bryan ducks and dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Miro is down but getting back up, so Bryan dropkicks him out of the ring! Fans fire up with Bryan as he builds speed, and Bryan DIVES into a haymaker!
Miro gets Bryan up to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Miro snarls paces as the ring count starts, and he gets Bryan up to RAM into railing! Miro storms about as we reach 5 of 10, he RAMS Bryan into steel steps! Miro goes in at 7, soaks up the heat, and Bryan is still down. The count restarts, Miro paces, Bryan gets up and in at 5. Miro drags Bryan up to suplex! Miro drags Bryan up again to hit another suplex! Cover, TWO! Miro clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Fans rally up as Bryan endures. Bryan fights up, Miro puts him in a corner to fire off big hands and even big kicks! Miro stomps Bryan, digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Miro stops at 4, then drags Bryan up.
Miro whips Bryan corner to corner hard and Bryan falls to the mat. Miro again soaks up the heat by mocking the Yes Fingers. Bryan gets up, turns things around and KICKS, CHOPS and KICKS Miro on repeat! Miro shoves Bryan away but Bryan comes back with a dropkick! And then goes corner to corner for another! Bryan keeps moving, but runs into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Miro snarls as Bryan slowly sits up but the fans rally. Miro drags Bryan up, and POSTS him! Bryan falls to the floor, Miro goes out and starts looking under the ring. Miro waves his hands dismissively, he was perhaps just trolling the fans.
Miro gets Bryan up and bumps him off the apron. Then he scoops Bryan, only for Bryan to slip off and POST Miro in return! Bryan gets on the apron, runs and FLYING KNEES Miro down! Fans rally up and Bryan drags Miro up. Bryan puts Miro in the ring, climbs up the corner, and waits for Miro to stand. Bryan missile dropkicks Miro down! Miro flops all the way to the other corner, and Bryan kips up! Fans fire up with Bryan and he waits for Miro to crawl over. Miro sits up and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan kicks from all sides, over and over, then powers up, but Miro blocks the buzzsaw! Miro scoops, Bryan sunset flips and high stacks, TWO! To a KNEEBAR!
Miro flails, reaches out, comes really close, but Miro doesn’t give up yet! Miro sits up, claws at Bryan, gets him around to a waistlock and deadlift! GERMAN SUPLEX! Miro just powers right out of that and Bryan clutches his head. Miro grabs Bryan’s waistband to keep him from going too far. Waistlock and another GERMAN SUPLEX! Bryan is down but Miro gets up. Miro hobbles over to where Bryan landed, and he reels Bryan in to back suplex. Bryan lands on his feet! BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Bryan keeps on Miro with a facelock and drives in knees! Again and again to the head, then knees to the side! Bryan gets the wrists for DANIELSON STOMPS!
Fans fire up with Bryan as he goes to the corner. Miro slowly stirs, Bryan has the “YES! YES!” fire up. Bryan aims as Miro rises, but Miro turns knee into POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Miro can’t believe it! Miro asks God for help then he fires up. Miro storms around, fans rally up, “GAAAME! OVAAAA~!” He stomps Bryan’s back and reels him in! But Bryan resists the camel clutch, one arm at a time! But Miro STILL gets him in!! Bryan endures, powers up, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Miro can’t believe it! Miro asks God why, but it was perhaps Miro’s bad leg that held him back.
Miro stomps Bryan again, gets the arms, stomps Bryan more, then wraps him in! GAME OVER but Bryan rolls it back! TWO, but to the omoplata! LEBELLE LOCK!! Miro is caught!! Miro reaches, Bryan shifts his grip, Miro pushes the hands around, powers up and CLOBBERS Bryan with forearms! Miro rains them down but Bryan catches him to a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Bryan rains down forearms and elbows into Miro’s head! Miro fights up and digs fingers into Bryan’s eyes! The ref reprimands and counts but Miro stops at 4. Miro goes to ropes while catching his breath. Fans rally and duel at a thunderous level. Bryan gets up to ROCK Miro with forearms and EuroUppers!
Miro scowls as Bryan throws more. Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS, Miro DECKS Bryan with a forearm! Miro dares Bryan to bring the kicks to his side. Bryan gets up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Miro just takes them to KICK Bryan down! Miro wants Bryan to keep going, so Bryan gets up to KICK and KICK and KICK! Miro KICKS again, then fireman’s carries Bryan to a corner. Miro climbs up the ropes, but Bryan rains down elbows! Bryan throws forearms but Miro throws haymakers! They brawl on the top of the corner, Miro gets the edge but Bryan turns it around on him! Bryan gets up to SUPER TORNADO DDT!!! Then GUILLOTINE!! Miro is OUT, Bryan wins!!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)
Bryan finds a way to take down the Bulgarian Behemoth and come out the winner of the tournament! But now we wait and see who Bryan will challenge for that title!
Falls Count Anywhere Six Man Tag: The Super Kliq VS Christian Cage & Jurassic Express!
Adam Cole & The Young Bucks have been doing whatever they want to Captain Charisma, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus, but now it all comes back around on them! Where will this trios match end when it can go anywhere in the Target Center?
The bell rings and the brawl is on! JB is after Matt Jackson, Luchasaurus has Nick and Christian goes after Cole. Cole turns things around to choke Christian, Matt turns things around on JB, but Luchasaurus whips Nick to a corner. Nick goes up and out, only for Luchasaurus to BOOT him down! Matt runs in but is put on the apron. Matt CLUBS Luchasaurus but JB trips Matt! JJB puts the Bucks together for Luchasaurus to MOONSAULT and take down! Cole BOOTS Christian down, and goes up the corner! But Christian avoids the sunrise to get the arms! Cole shoves Christian away but Christian elbows him. Christian puts Cole in the corner to rain down fists!
Cole slips out to SUPERKICK a leg out! JB gets in, waistlocks Cole but Cole switches. JB pries free, switches again, CHOPS and knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Dropkick sends Cole out, but Nick CLUBS JB down! Nick gets JB up but JB CHOPS him! Knuckle lock, hurdle over Matt, then mule kick! JB knuckle locks Matt, kicks their legs, goes up and DOUBLE ARM-DRAGS! But the Bucks handspring through to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! But Luchasaurus slides in to break the line and DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE them back! Cole gets in with a chair and TOSSES it into Luchasaurus’ face! BOOT for Christian and Cole soaks up the heat!
But then JB gets in and they both see the chair. JB picks it up, Cole dodges the swing but JB dodges Cole. JB jumps over to TOSS the chair into Cole’s face! JB sets the chair up, brings Cole over, but the Bucks save Cole from whatever JB had planned. Cutler and Nakazawa set up a table?! The Bucks double whip but JB handsprings to DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! And take a seat in the chair! Fans fire up while JB relaxes for a moment. But then Cole runs in to SHINING WIZARD JB down! Cole puts the chair down and stands on it, “ADAM COLE-” INVERTED DDT ON THE CHAIR! Christian covers, TWO!
Nick clubs Christian to the corner, then fires off a SHINING WIZARD, ROUNDHOUSE, and BULLDOG! Matt gets in, he runs at Luchasaurus but into the boot and KNEE! Luchasaurus puts Nick in the corner for fast hands! Matt runs in but is thrown into his brother! Luchasaurus waistlocks, Matt resists the suplex but Matt waistlocks Nick! DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! Cole gets in with a trash can and he SMASHES Luchasaurus in the head! JB gets in, gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! And the can goes flying up the ramp! JB runs to DIVE and take Cole down! JB gets back in to DIVE again! Another hit at the ramp! JB keeps moving and he FLIES into the trash can!!
Christian WRECKS Nick with a dropkick into the can! Matt WRECKS Christian in return! Luchasaurus BOOTS through the can! Cover on the ramp, TWO! Luchasaurus snarls, checks on JB, then brings out a chair! Luchasaurus bangs it on the steps, stands it up ringside, Cole CLUBS him! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS back! JB and Luchasaurus coordinate, TAIL WHIP FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER onto the chair! Luchasaurus then goes and gets a TABLE! Fans fire up as Jurassic Express set that up, and Christian brings out more chairs. JB makes sure the table is in a good spot, then he fetches Cole. Cole is busted open from that chair shot but JB POSTS him!
Cole already has a crimson mask as Christian drags Cole into the ring. Christian puts Cole’s head on the chair, and he wants Jungle Boy to have the honors! But Nick drags Christian out and Matt clobbers JB! Luchasaurus gets in, he brawls with Matt while Nick and Christian go to the stage. Luchasaurus DECKS Matt, Christian and Nick disappear backstage! Luchasaurus ROCKS Cole, CHOPS him in a corner, Cole crawls but Luchasaurus stalks him. Luchasaurus KICKS Cole in the corner, CHOPS him off his feet, then he stomps Matt down. JB recovers, Luchasaurus gets Cole up, fans are fired up. Luchasaurus gets Cole up in the crucifix, but Cole slips off to SUPERKICK!
JB SUPERKICKS Cole, Matt SUPERKICKS JB! Matt goes out to SUPERKICK Luchasaurus onto the table! Matt whips JB but JB swings, but no Comebacker! Matt whips, JB sees Cole, FLYING RANA and Cole crashes through the table!! Fans lose their minds, Matt goes up top, he MACHO ELBOWS Luchasaurus through the table!! Fans lose their minds even more as these four men are down! “This is Awesome!” but now we catch up with Christian and Nick in the upper concourse. Cutler sprays at Christian but Christian shields himself with Nick! And then he RAMS Cutler into the barriers! Christian does the same to Nick and Nakazawa!
Christian goes up the stairs, hops up onto the railing, and fans are fire up as he sees there’s somewhere even higher! Christian goes to the top of the entryway, to FALL onto Nick and the cronies! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and fans lose their minds again! Nick crawls but Christian pursues and they brawl down the steps. They even get photo ops for the fans! Nick rakes eyes and runs away! Christian pursues, keeps after him, and they end up at ringside. Christian throws Nick over the railing! Christian sees Matt get up and kicks him to throw hands. Christian whips Matt but Matt reverses and Christian tumbles over the steel steps!
Matt regroups with his brother, but JB WRECKS Matt with a dropkick! JB slides at Cole, Cole catches him, WHEELBARROW GERMAN to the apron! Nick goes out, PENALTY KICK to Luchasaurus! The lackeys have caught up with them and are helping Cole get things out from under the ring. Cole finds a mystery bag! Cole throws it to Matt and fans go nuts! Matt opens the bag up and pours out a handful of thumbtacks for Nick, and then for himself, to put in JB’s mouth!! And then Cole puts him in the camel clutch! The Bucks run and run and run, to give Cole the kisses! And then they SUPERKICK JB in the face! Cole covers, Christian breaks it!
The Super Kliq mugs Christian, Nick hurries to find something. He brings out a LADDER! Cole puts that in a corner, Matt smacks Christian off it! And again! Nick gets Christian up, Cole has the trash can but Christian fights them all off! SMASH for Cole! SMASH for Matt! Nick dodges but Christian kicks him, hops up and TORNADO DDT’s Nick onto the ladder! That was double-edged for Christian and he tumbles out of the ring. But Luchasaurus is back to DECK Cole! Luchasaurus puts Cole i a corner! Back body block for Matt, BOOT for Nick, and then a BOOT from Cole to Luchasaurus! Cole goes up, leaps, PANAMA- NO! Fireman’s carry and Electric Chair TOSS to the ladder!!
Luchasaurus dodges the chair attacks to BOOT those out of the Bucks’ hands! CHOKE SLAM for Nick onto the ladder! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, but Matt uses the trash can to SMACK Luchasaurus in the head! And then SMACK again and again on the back! But Luchasaurus sits up like the Dead Man! SUPERKICK! Cover, ONE?!? Matt taunts Luchasaurus and runs away but Luchasaurus pursues. They go up the ramp, but JB is there to trip up Matt! SNARE TRAP!!! But Cole hurries to break it up! Christian CLOBBERS Cole, then throws him into girders! Matt sits up in a daze, Christian brings him up and to the edge, turns Matt around, but Nick SUPERKICKS!
Nick is busted open now, but he and Matt aim at Christian. But Luchasaurus gets them both! Only for Cole to LOW BLOW Luchasaurus! But JB grabs Cole, to get a LOW BLOW MULE KICK! Christian LOW BLOWS Cole! Christian lines up the kick but he has to block Nick! CATAPULT into the girder! Christian runs at Cole but Cole SUPERKICKS him down! Luchasaurus is on the floor, Matt FLIES off and takes him down!! Cole drags JB up and brings him around, but JB throws Cole into girders! JB climbs the steel! But Cole yanks him down to mule kick! Cole goes up the steel now, turns around, PANAMA SUNRISE on the stage! Cover, Luchasaurus breaks it!?
Luchasaurus staggers up, into Nick’s SUPERKICK! Cole SUPERKICKS, then the Super Kliq coordinate. MATT SUPERKICKS Luchasaurus, then Christian gets TRIPLE SUPERKICKS!! Then Cole brings out a set of thumbtack kneepads?! The Super Kliq equip the spiked pads, and they target Luchasaurus! SPIKED B T E TRIGGER!!! Triple cover, JB BREAKS IT!! BUT HOW!? The Super Kliq glare at JB but JB doesn’t back down! He throws hands and forearms on them all! Nick pulls JB away from Cole but JB gets around to SNAP GERMAN Nick to the LED ramp! Christian SPEARS Nick! Cole hurries away but Luchasaurus rises up and choke grips!
CHOKE SLAM onto Nakazawa and Cutler on the floor! And then Luchasaurus takes aim for a JURASSIC SHOOTING STAR!??! Even JB is shocked to see Luchasaurus do that!! Luchasaurus, Cutler, Nakazawa, Cole and Nick are down, but Christian has chairs! Christian sets Matt up, and JB says he wants to! Christian lets JB have the honors, CON-CHAIR-TO!! Cover, Christian & Jurassic Express win!!
Winners: Christian Cage & Jurassic Express, by pinfall
And it’s all over! Christian, JB and Luchasaurus stand tall over the Super Kliq! Will this lead them to something even bigger in the near future?
Cody Rhodes & PAC VS Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo!
The American Nightmare has been haunted by the Dark Father while The Bastard has been trying to get the self-proclaimed Face of Lucha to back off. But will Cody and PAC be able to work together to thwart both of their nemeses? Or will they both fall together at the doorstep of the House of Black?
The teams sort out and Pac starts with Andrade. They circle as fans rally up, Andrade shoves Cody. Cody calls to Pac but Pac doesn’t tag. Pac and Andrade circle, so Cody tags himself in! Fans boo Cody and chant, “We Want Pac!” then “F You Cody!” Cody and Andrade circle, but Pac tags himself back in! Andrade CLOBBERS Pac from behind! Pac hits back, Andrade eggs him on and they brawl with forearms! Andrade gets the edge but Pac BOOTS back. Andrade blocks the whip but Pac kicks low to whip. Andrade reverses, Pac goes up and over and handsprings to mule kick. Pac runs, wheelbarrows and arm-drags! Then he headlocks for a flying takeover!
Andrade endures the grind, fights his way up, and pulls hair to put Pac in the corner. Malakai tags in, kicks Pac low, wrenches the arm and yanks on it. Pac endures the wristlock, rolls, gets Makalai’s arm but Malakai trips Pac to roll him and whip. Pac slides under, arm-drags and has the armlock! Malakai gets to his feet, pulls hair, but Cody tags in. Fans boo again as Cody talks trash to Malakai. But then Andrade tags in! Malakai talks trash to Cody and Andrade attacks! Andrade headlocks, Cody powers out and runs Andrade over. Things speed up, Andrade jumps into a fireman’s carry! Andrade fights free to whip corner to corner. Cody tumbles up and out but Andrade follows him!
Andrade and Cody talk trash, kick and shove and throw forearms! Jose grabs at Cody but Cody hits him away, only for Andrade to DECK Cody! Andrade puts Cody in the ring to CHOP him and whip him. Cody DIVES to take out Jose! Then he gets in to dodge and POWERSLAM Andrade! Cody keeps on Andrade, they end up in the corner and Pac tags in. Cody’s annoyed by that but he pushes Andrade to the corner. Pac gets in, Andrade gets away and Malakai tags in. There’s tension mounting between Malakai and Andrade but Malakai ties up with Pac. Malakai waistlocks, Pac elbows free but Malakai shoves him to elbow him down!
Malakai checks his teeth, stomps Pac then brings him up for forearms. Andrade tags in, they mug Pac with a CHOP, then Andrade stomps Pac down. Andrade drags Pac up to ram into him at the corner, throw a knee, then tags Malakai. Malakai brings Pac up to suplex, but Pac slips out and Cody tags in! Cody rallies on Malakai, kick and Rhodes Uppercut! Springboard, CODY CUTTER! Dragon sleeper, but Malakai knees free! Cody kicks low, reels Malakai in to underhook but Malakai slips out. Malakai shoves Cody to the corner, Pac tags in! Cody storms up on Malakai, into a BLACK MASS! Pac sees Cody fall, but then he dumps Malakai out.
Pac dodges Andrade, RANAS him out, then goes to the apron to ASAI MOONSAULT onto them both at the ramp! Fans fire up with Pac while Arn checks on Cody. Jose talks trash to Arn but fans want Arn to kick his ass! Jose throws off the jacket, Arin says BOOM and DECKS Jose! Arn fires off fists on Jose and Jose goes scrambling around the way! Arn chases Jose up the ramp, Jose begs for mercy. Meanwhile, Pac puts Malakai in the ring, climbs up, but Andrade shoves him down, onto a BOOT from Malakai! And the ref was too busy with Cody to see it! Andrade tags in, runs and TRIANGLE JUMP TORNILLOS onto Pac!
Andrade gets Pac up to fireman’s carry and SNAKE EYES onto railing! Andrade then drags Pac up to put in the ring. Andrade gets Pac’s legs, stomps him in the stomach, then tags to Malakai. They get Pac up, put him in the corner and stomp away. Malakai KICKS Pac, Pac staggers away but Malakai KICKS him again. Pac kicks back but Malakai throws haymakers. Malakai gives Pac more KICKS, then digs his knee in. The ref counts, Malakai lets off and mockingly applauds as fans rally up. Malakai drags Pac up, scoops him and SLAMS him, then takes his time to the cover, ONE!! Another cover, TWO!
Malakai drags Pac up, Andrade tags in, and they mug Pac. Andrade snap suplexes Pac into buckles! Then Andrade goes up the corner, SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac saves himself and Andrade grows frustrated. Andrade gets Pac up but Pac throws a forearm! Andrade hits back, they brawl again, and Pac gets the edge. Andrade ROCKS Pac back, but Pac sends him into ropes to SNAP GERMAN on the rebound! The standing count starts, Pac crawls but Cody is still off the apron! Pac is frustrated with Cody, but Andrade comes in and BOOTS Pac down! Andrade then slingshots for an APRON DDT!! Andrade mockingly applauds before he fetches Pac.
Andrade puts Pac back in, covers, TWO! Andrade argues with the ref but two is two. Malakai then tags in and he argues with Andrade. Pac gets him for a cradle! Pac ducks the Black Mass, Malakai blocks one kick but not the SUPERKICK! Pac and Malakai are down, Cody is finally back up! Cody stomps the steps to fire up but the fans are booing him. The standing count is climbing, Malakai crawls over. Pac does, too, hot tags to Andrade and Cody! Cody throws hands on Andrade, JAB, JAB, JAB! Flip, flip and fly, BIONIC ELBOW! Andrade gets up and ducks the clothesline to back suplex. Cody lands on his feet to DISASTER KICK Malakai!
Andrade BOOTS back, goes up, but Cody trips him! Andrade lands on the ropes, Cody climbs up and gets a dragon sleeper! INVERTED SUPERPLEX!! Cody crawls, covers, TWO! Andrade is still in this so Cody goes outside to run around and CLOBBER Malakai! Fans are divided but they all fire up and get loud! Cody gets back in the ring, scoops Andrade but Andrade slips out to a BACKBREAKER and ELBOW DROP DDT! Andrade wants the legs but Cody boot shim into a corner! Cody trips Andrade and gets the legs for the FIGURE FOUR! Cody makes Andrade suffer, but Pac tags in! Pac climbs up, to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!
Pac gets Andrade up but Andrade JAWBREAKERS! Malakai tags in but Pac sobats, front kicks and Malakai falls out of the ring. Pac sees Andrade going around the way, builds speed, but Malakai sets Cody up to take the FOSBURY FLOP! Pac realizes what happens, and then Andrade BOOTS Pac! Pac is put in the ring for a BOOT, and a KNEE! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Cody breaks it! Andrade tags in before Cody suplexes Malakai and himself out of the ring! They tumble, get to their feet, and Malakai BOOTS Cody over the railing! Malakai tumbles with him into the front row!
Back in the ring, Andrade drags Pac up, reels him in, hammerlock, but Pac makes it a cradle! TWO!! Andrade BOOTS, but runs into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into buckles! And then staggers into a POISON-RANA! Pac goes up top with Andrade down, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac & Cody win!!
Winners: PAC & Cody Rhodes, by pinfall
But FTR rushes the ring! Cash Wheeler mugs Pac, then he runs off to help Tully and Malakai mug Cody! The ref gets them to all back off, but does this mean another big paycheck from Andrade to The Pinnacle? Are things only escalating between these alliances?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Tay Conti!
The Dentist says it doesn’t matter about the Blackbelt Brazilian Beauty’s credentials, she’s still choked in AEW. But will Conti make Britt choke on her words when she makes her eat them? Or will AEW still belong to the DMD?
The introductions are made, the gold belt is raised, and Britt’s toughest challenge comes in Conti’s biggest opportunity!
Conti and Britt circle, lots of fans chant “DMD!” as she and Conti tie up. Britt gets a roll-up, TWO! Conti keeps cool, they go again. Britt gets an arm to wrench to a hammerlock, then shifts to a headlock and takeover. Britt traps an arm, rolls and brings Conti around to ghost pin. TWO, Britt keeps hold of an arm and wrenches to the wristlock. Conti throws big forearms, Britt still wrenches but Conti ROCKS her! Conti snapmares, gets the arms for a motorcycle, and fans duel, “DMD!” “SUCKS!” Britt powers up, tries to turn things around, but Conti turns them back. Britt flips, drags Conti down to an omoplata but Conti slips out to get the hammerlock!
Britt slips out and the two stare down, both knowing how close the other came. They get forehead to forehead, Conti shoves but Britt shoves back. They tie up, Conti waistlocks and shoves Britt to then get an arm-drag! And a drop sayanagi, and another! Britt gets free to kick back. Britt facelocks, CLUBS Conti, then wrenches to whip. Conti boots from the corner, goes up the ropes but Britt grabs at her first. But Conti gets the arm for a HANGING ARMBAR! Britt drags Conti up while the ref reprimands but Conti headbutts! Conti then knuckle locks, but Rebel shakes the ropes! Conti has to hop down, Britt gets her for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!
Britt wraps on a chinlock, clubs away with elbows, then ghost pins, TWO! Britt elbows away on Conti again, but Conti gets a ropebreak with a foot. Britt drags Conti up, cravats, but fans rally up. Britt throws knees, Conti wobbles and falls. Britt gloats, “D. M. D.” Then she kicks Conti around. Britt drags Conti up by the hair, the ref reprimands but Britt throws forearms on Conti against ropes. Conti shoves back and ROCKS Britt with forearms! Britt hits back and Conti falls over! Britt kicks at Conti, drags her up to the ropes and chokes her! The ref counts, Britt lets off at 4. Britt drags Conti up, Conti throws body shots! Britt CLUBS Conti, reels her in, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!
Britt drags Conti around and wants the arms! But Conti clubs Britt’s bad hand to stop the Rings of Saturn! Fans fire up as Conti stands, and she KNEES Britt down! Conti gets up again, staggers and stalks Britt, ROCKS her again and again and again, then rallies with LARIAT after LARIAT! Conti runs corner to corner to BOOT Britt! Then goes side to side to BOOT her again! And then the other side, another BOOT! Britt is staggered by the hat trick, Conti shoves her to go up and up and CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Conti is a bit surprised but she focuses again. Conti drags Britt up, throws more forearms but Britt gives them back. They go back and forth and fans fire up!
Conti gets the edge, runs, but Britt follows to spin. Conti ducks to ROUNDHOUSE! And then GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Conti works to keep frustration away but Rebel rallies the DMD fans. Conti goes to a corner, climbs up, but Britt boots a leg out! Britt has Conti in the ropes, DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Britt runs, Conti dodges the stomp and kicks back. Britt fights the hammerlock, Conti slips out of the Fisherman to ROCK Britt again! Conti suplexes but Britt blocks and gator rolls to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO!! Conti survives and Britt is mad. Britt clubs Conti before she gets the glove! Rebel is fired up as Britt storms over to Conti.
Conti is up, Britt ripcords but Conti hits a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Conti is too tired to be upset but the fans rally up. Britt flounders to the apron where her team is, but Conti shouts at them to leave! Conti argues with the sidekicks but Britt throws a forearm. Conti hits back, kicks low, and reels Britt in! Gotch lift but Britt fights it with an Alabama! AIR RAID TO THE APRON!!! Britt drags Conti up and into the ring to cover, TWO!! Conti barely kicks out of that, but Britt gets the RINGS OF SATURN! But Conti moves around to get the ropebreak! Britt lets go in frustration and the two slowly get up.
Britt runs in to kick but Conti blocks and shoves! Britt turns hip toss into takedown, then gets arms to backslide! TWO! Conti and Britt are still hooked up, Conti stands, ducks the clothesline to Gory Especial for the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO?!?! Britt survives and Conti can’t believe it! Conti gets up, takes aim, runs in but Britt dodges to SUPERKICK! Conti stays up to BOOT back! Britt staggers, into Conti’s grip! But Britt ALabama lifts again! Conti fights that to Gotch lift PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Britt survives again but Conti hurries to hammerlock. Rebel distracts, Britt rolls Conti, TWO!
Britt shoves Conti to where Hayter is and Hayter drags Conti out to RAM her into steps! Britt aims from the apron, and she CURB STMOPS Conti onto the steel!! Britt then puts Conti in, runs and CURB STOMPS again!! Britt doesn’t cover, she drags Conti into the RINGS OF SATURN! And the LOCKJAW!!! But Conti rolls it, they end up in the ropes!! Britt again has to let go of Conti, but she puts her in the ropes. Britt aims but Conti avoids the stomp to then BOOT Britt down! Conti staggers about in the ring, hurries to the outside but the ref wants this back in the ring. Conti says a quick prayer, before she climbs and SUPER MOONSAULTS onto Rebel and Hayter!!
Britt got to safety and runs back in, but Conti gets around her to hook her up, SWINGING SIDE SLAM!! Fans fire up with Conti as she drags Britt up and into the ring. Conti gets in, brings Britt up, hammerlock for the D D TAY!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Britt somehow survives and Conti is in disbelief! Conti drags Britt up, fans rally, Conti kicks away on Britt’s face again and again and again! BUZZSAW! Then another hammerlock, but Britt slips out to drag Conti down! RINGS OF SATURN, but Conti makes it a cover, TWO!! Britt gets a cover now, BRITT WINS!
Winner: Britt Baker, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
This isn’t a dental pun, but Britt snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! Conti outdid her in the technical, but Britt managed to get those precious three seconds. Will Britt continue to hold onto the golden title by the skin of her teeth? (That is a dental pun)
CM Punk VS Eddie Kingston!
For fifteen YEARS, these two have known each other, but at this point, they’re the farthest thing from friends. The Best in the World doesn’t see the Mad King as much of anything, but the feeling is mutual. Will this be less of a match and more of a scrap? Will Kingston come through with his promise to put Punk back into retirement?
The ref has to keep these two apart the moment they’re both in the ring! Kingston and Punk back off, but then Kingston gets an URAKEN on Punk!! Kingston is fired up and fans are going nuts! Punk sits up in a daze, but he still flips Kingston off! The bell rings, Kingston goes right after Punk and he even BITES Punk’s forehead! They fall out of the ring, Kingston drags Punk up to twist his ear! The ref reprimands, fans are dueling, Kingston chases Punk back into he ring. Punk fires off hands and knees on Kingston in a corner! The ref counts, Punk whips corner to corner to then SHINING WIZARD! Punk rains down fists, reels Kingston in but Kingston gets an EXPLODER!
Kingston stalks Punk, throws down hands, then fires off in the corner! The ref counts as Kingston digs his knee in, but Kingston lets off at 4. Punk hops right up to FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Punk rains down hands from all sides, fans are actually booing Punk! Punk lets off, staggers to a corner, but he comes back to kick Kingston. Kingston eggs Punk on, Punk kicks more, Kingston pokes him in the eye! Kingston follows Punk to the apron, keeps him from going anywhere, but Punk resists the exploder! Punk CLUBS Kingston, then ROUNDHOUSES! Kingston sits down, Punk SLIDING KNEES Kingston down! Fans are thunderous as they rally and duel!
The ring count climbs, Punk drags Kingston up to SLAM his hand on the steps! But Kingston still throws a haymaker! Kingston staggers away, clutching the bad hand, but Punk comes back to fireman’s carry. Kingston slips off to POST Punk! Kingston gets in the ring but fans are chanting for “BOTH THESE GUYS!” Kingston fetches Punk, laughing at how Punk’s busted open. Kingston puts Punk’s blood on his face like war paint and he rains down fists! The ref wants Kingston to let off but Kingston pulls at floor mats! The seam isn’t there so Kingston just reels Punk in. Punk back drops Kingston away! Punk shakes his head to try and get the crimson mask to stop.
Punk fires up and gets to the apron! Kingston slowly stands, Punk runs in and FLYING CLOTHESLINES again! Punk flounders over, clubs Kingston then drags him into the ring. Fans rally and duel while Kingston flounders. Punk runs to shoulder tackle Kingston down! And again! Then he ducks Kingston’s clothesline to SPIN-OUT BOMB! Wait, is Punk doing what it looks like he’s doing?! Punk holds his hand up, fans are all riled up for it, and then Punk and Kingston both flip each other off! Punk rains down fists, stands as the crimson mask grows, and he drags Kingston up into a facelock. Snap suplex! Uno Amigo! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigo! Then THREE AMIGOS!
Fans fire up with Punk’s take on Latino Heat’s shuffle, and then Punk goes to the corner. Punk climbs, Kingston drags himself up and ROCKS Punk with an uppercut! Kingston climbs, tells Punk “FU!” and then rains down furious fists and forearms! Fans go wild, even as Kingston stops and just leans on Punk. Kingston then gets Punk up for a SUPERPLEX! Kingston crawls, a standing count starts and the fans duel hard as ever. Punk rolls away to the far corner. The two glare from across the ring, then they stand up and rush each other to fire off fast hands! They slow down, throw SLAP after SLAP, Punk ROCKS Kingston but Kingston flips him off to BOOT and ENZIGURI!
Kingston steadies himself, gets to his feet and vows this is down. Night night, and some JO! But Punk gets Kingston up for the GO TO SLEEP!! But he can’t make the cover as he flops to the apron! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Punk catches his breath and the ref checks on Kingston. Kingston is somehow in this, so Punk crawls his way over. Punk drags Kingston up, Kingston goes for another Uraken, only for Punk to drop! Both men flounder and stagger, then head for each other! Punk fires off forearms and elbows over and over! Punk hears the fans booing but he throws more knees into Kingston. Fireman’s carry, GO TO SLEEP again! Cover, Punk wins!
Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall
What a fast and furious, knockdown, drag out FIGHT! Punk finds a way to win, but did Kingston at least win some respect? Punk manages to stand and walk over to Kingston as he flounders up. Punk offers a handshake, but Kingston walks away. Kingston still doesn’t respect Punk, will Punk just have to settle for the mark in the win column?
10 Man Minneapolis Street Fight: The Inner Circle VS Dan Lambert, Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski & The Men of the Year!
American Top Team was invited to AEW as guests, but Dan “The Fat Faced Dips*it” acted like he was entitled to talk down to the wrestlers, the product, and the fans who love it all. That karma has come back to bite him a few times, but the Inner Circle could eat him alive here! Will Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz run roughshod over Lambert, his “MMA meat heads,” as well as Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page? Or is Lambert lucky that he doesn’t have to do this alone?
Minneapolis sings Judas for the Inner Circle as they make their entrance. Lambert and his team have one last huddle-up, and though this is a Street Fight, it is still a tag match and we start with Sammy and Scorpio. They circle, Scorpio soaking up the heat. Fans rally behind Sammy, and also cuss out Lambert. Sammy dodges Scorpio to CHOP, and CHOP, and CHOP! Scorpio ends up in a corner, Sammy CHOPS again, but Scorpio turns it around to dig fingers into Sammy’s face! Fans boo, Scorpio tells them to shut up, but Sammy turn sit around to CHOP and CHOP again! Scorpio claws Sammy’s face again, then whips Sammy into the corner.
Sammy elbows Scorpio and jumps up to kick Scorpio down! Fans fire up as Sammy whips and hurdles then flips over Scorpio to dropkick him down! And kips up so smooth! But then Scorpio runs in, but into a deep arm-drag! Cover, TWO! Sammy drags Scorpio over and tags in Ortiz. Ortiz scoops, Scorpio slips out and waistlocks but switches. They go to ropes, Santana slingshots up and over them, Ortiz rolls Scorpio for Santana to QUEBRADA! Ortiz drops the SENTON! Santana gets a boost, MOONSAULT! Ortiz hits a PLANKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps cool, drags Scorpio back up and tags in Santana. Proud ‘n’ Powerful double suplex Scorpio high and hard!
Santana stares down American Top Team, drags Scorpio back up, and he CHOPS Scorpio. Santana suplexes, Hager tags in, and then Hager takes the hand-off of the stalling suplex to SLAM Scorpio down! Scorpio scrambles away to tag in Andrei! And he starts trading hands with Hager! Andrei knees low but Hager trips him to get the ANKLE LOCK! Andrei kicks Hager away but Hager comes back, into a fireman’s carry! Andrei roars before hitting a SAMOAN DROP! Tag to Junior Dos Santos, and the MMA guys double whip to double shoulder Hager down! JDS stalks Hager, brings him up, scoops him, but Hager slips out, tag to Jericho!
Fans are fired up as Le Champion squares up with JDS! And they throw hands! Jericho rocks JDS but JDS comes back for more. Jericho runs, jumps, but into JDS’s arms! JDS pops Jericho up for a POWERSLAM! JDS is having fun as he gets Jericho up for a stalling suplex! JDS gloats, and STANDING MOONSAULTS?! Cover, TWO! JDS can’t believe it, but now Lambert wants in? The weasel is becoming a vulture as he tags in and picks the bones! He slaps Jericho, flexes like he’s hot stuff, and then slaps Jericho again! And he flips off the Inner Circle! Jericho blocks the next slap and goes right at Lambert! The corners empty and now it’s just a Street Fight!!
The Inner Circle clears the ring but they keep Lambert all to themselves. Lambert wants mercy but then he bails out. The chase is on as Jericho is after Lambert! But Ethan is ready with a hockey stick, and he SMACKS Jericho in the gut! And then SMACKS him on the back! But then Sammy FLIES in and takes Ethan out! Scorpio comes up and CLOBBERS Sammy! Scorpio & Ethan regroup, but PNP DOUBLE DIVE onto them! Fans are fired up as the brawling is on! Wait, Hager goes up top!? Rock Hard Hager aims at the cluster, FALLING AX HANDLE! Hager bowls everyone down, but Lambert was safe on the outskirts!
Jericho spots him and heads that way, but Lambert brings out a steel pipe! The Inner Circle bring out all sorts of things that trace their history back to Minneapolis. Hager uses the oil drum to SMACK Junior Dos Santos down! Oh hey, there’s a toaster. Jericho scares Lambert, and then gets himself a PRINCE SIGN!! Scorpio CLOBBERS Sammy to then get after Jericho! Jericho hits Scorpio with the sign formally known as Prince. Fans chant for “PURPLE RAIN!” even as Ethan DECKS Jericho. Ethan dodges Ortiz but Ortiz comes back to dropkick him! Scorpio DECKS Ortiz in return! Santana goes after Ethan, PNP brawl with the Men of the Year!
Scorpio & Ethan get the edge and they RAM Santana into railing! Lambert watches from afar as Scorpio puts Santana in the ring. He and Ethan coordinate, and they go after Hager to get a chair. Hager uses the toaster to smash Andre! The chair is put around Ortiz, and then Ortiz is POSTED! Andrei drags Hager down while Scorpio gives Santana some hockey stick shots. Snapmare and ground ‘n’ pound, while Ethan flexes and grins in the background. Santana scrambles to a corner, Andrei hits Ortiz for good measure. A trash can is brought in, and Ortiz SMACKS Andrei with it! Santana fires off big SLAPPING strikes on the Men of the Year! Ortiz CLOBBERS Ethan!
Scorpio RAMS into Santana, but PNP fire off a KNEE, a BOOT and a LARIAT! Ortiz puts the trash can around Ethan! PNP KICK away on it, then get the hockey sticks! SLAP SHOT! Then they just BANG the can with the sticks! Ortiz puts on a HALF CRAB! Scorpio gets in, Santana catches him for a Gory Especial! Santana then steps on Ethan and gets him in a CAMEL CLUTCH! Another chimera of submissions, and Sammy has a football! TOUCHDOWN on Scorpio’s chest! Fans are loving this, “SKOL! SKOL! SKOL!” from all the Vikings fans. PNP set up, Ethan is in a corner, POETRY IN- NO! Ethan tackles Santana first! ROUNDHOUSE for Ortiz!
Andrei gets in, he and Ethan work together to double whip Ortiz corner to corner. Ethan whips Andrei in to SPLASH Ortiz! Andrei lifts Ortiz, Ethan goes up, ENZIGURI to a SPINEBUSTER! But Hager gets in to CLOBBER Andrei with the toaster! Toaster SMASH for Ethan! Hager whips Ethan but Scorpio holds him and Ethan BOOTS back! CHOP BLOCK to Hager’s leg, and the Men of the Year stomp away! But Jericho slides in, with a WATER SKI! Jericho JAMS Scorpio in the head, then SMACKS Ethan on the back! Fans fire up as Jericho puts the ski on the top rope. Scorpio rakes eyes, runs in, but gets a FLAPJACK to the ski! Jericho then RAMS Ethan down with it!
Lambert is pacing on the outside, he trips Jericho up and throws him into railing! Then he scurries away like a scared rat in a blue sweat suit. Sammy goes up and up and DOUBLE CUTTERS the Men of the Year! PNP get Scorpio for TU LO SABE! Junior Do Santos RAMS Jericho into steps! Ortiz CANNONBALLS Ethan, Sammy SWANTON BOMBS Scorpio! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio is still in this, Santana CLOBBERS Junior Dos Santos on the outside! Ortiz is after Andrei and SMACKS him off the timekeeper’s table. Hager adds a SMACK to JDS! Sammy brings out a TABLE! He sets it up nearby, but Andrei jumps over to fire off hands! Hager CLOBBERS Andrei with a Bundt cake pan!!
Hager drags Andrei around the way to ram him into steps. Ethan calls to JDS while he clubs away on Sammy, but Jericho goes after Ethan! Sammy gets off the table, JDS goes up!? Ortiz anchors JDS while Jericho puts Ethan on the wood. Santana helps Ortiz, they get JDS together while Scorpio is put on the table. DOUBLE SUPERPLEX to JDS! Jericho & Sammy set up a ladder! Sammy throws off the shirt to then climb the ladder! Wait, is he wearing a steel plate on his stomach?! It was for defense earlier, now it’s for a FULL METAL SWANTON through the table!! Sammy just took Scorpio and himself out and fans are losing their minds!
Ethan checks on Scorpio in the wreckage, but then Ortiz SMACKS Ethan with a chair! And again! Ortiz brings Ethan around but Ethan kicks back to crucifix! EGO’S EDGE to the floor! “Are you enjoying the show, Catalina?” Ethan is talking smack right to Mrs. Hager, but he doesn’t realize THE BARON is right there! IRON CLAW into Ethan’s head!! Ethan then gets a BOOT from Santana, and TOSSED into the front row! Santana has the fans give him space, and the security guard is willing to help out! POETRY IN MOTION into the crowd!! Fans are getting even closer to the action than they thought!
Lambert gets in the ring to gloat that his guys are doing something, but he forgets about Jericho. CHOP after CHOP, and Jericho literally strips the sweat jacket off Lambert! Lambert is down, Jericho goes to ropes but JDS ROCKS him before the lionsault! Lambert covers, TWO!! Lambert is pissed but the fans are relieved. But Lambert gets the legs, he wants the Boston Crab! Jericho gets a kendo stick to SMACK Lambert instead! And then again, and again, and again! And then SMACK for Junior! And then more SMACKS for Lambert! Jericho brings out a STAPLER!! Lambert freaks out and he gets STAPELED BALLS! And a LARIAT!
Jericho has Lambert in the drop zone, and he raises a hand to the heavens. Latino Heat’s presence has been all over this night, Jericho is going up top! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, The Inner Circle wins!!
Winner: The Inner Circle, by pinfall
Jericho dedicates this one to Eddie Guerrero! Lambert crawls away, licking his wounds. Will this moment humble American Top Team?
Tony Schiavone is on stage.
What a night already in Minneapolis! The main event world title match is still to come, but right now, AEW introduces a special guest. Tonight here, a young man who has been a champion in many, many promotions all around the world is now #AllElite! It is JAY LETHAL!! Impact and Ring of Honor, and now A E W!! Fans go nuts to see him, and Schiavone asks Lethal what brings him here. “SCHIAVONE~!” Lethal is here because of the hidden, forbidden, open door. He has found that door, stepped through it and it is official! Jay Lethal IS All Elite.
And speaking of, he heard there is an open challenge for the TNT Championship coming? Well then Sammy Guevara, Lethal is interested in that. How about they have it happen… Well Sammy just had a hard battle here so let’s go for Wednesday Night Dynamite! Fans want to see it, Sammy walks up on stage to stare Lethal down. Sammy gets the mic, fans are fired up, and Sammy says, “You’re on.” Sammy holds up the TNT title here tonight, will he still be holding onto it this Wednesday?
AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Hangman Page!
One year ago, the Cleaner and the Cowboy battled in the AEW World Title Eliminator Finals. Kenny Omega won, and then he became AEW World Champion. Omega has done everything in his power, and in Don Callis’ power, to keep that title. But Hangman vows to give us #CowboyShit every single second he possibly can. Will that start right here tonight in Minneapolis? Or will it be another big moment where Hangman doesn’t ride off into the sunset?
Hangman has a cinematic entrance where he rides into town, remembering all his shortcomings, but also his undying spirit to keep on fighting. Fans are fired up just seeing Hangman walk down the ramp. As for Omega, he walks out with a cape! But he can’t help but see the fan sign, “What would KOTA think?” The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see if Full Gear brings us full circle!
Omega and Hangman step up to each other as fans are thunderous already. They talk a little bit of trash, back away, and then circle. The two tie up, go around, then break. They go again, break again, and the tension is mounting. They go a third time, break, and Omega CHOPS! Hangman CHOPS, Omega CHOPS again! Hangman CHOPS, Omega kicks low! Omega headlocks, Hangman powers out to then ram shoulders! Omega rebounds and rams back, but Hangman rebounds to run Omega over! Hangman has Omega in a corner and CHOPS him again! And throws a forearm, then CHOPS again! Forearm, CHOP, but Omega turns it around to CHOP!
Hangman turns it back around to COHP! Hangman whips corner to corner, clotheslines hard, and Omega flounders while fans fire up! Hangman eggs Omega on, whips, but Omega reverses. Callis trips up Hangman and fans boo! Hangman warns Callis but Omega CLOBBERS Hangman! Omega drags Hangman up, digs fingers into his eyes, but the ref counts. Omega stops, brings Hangman up as fans cuss out Callis, and Omega digs his boots into Hangman’s chin! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and Callis chokes Hangman now! Callis stops before the ref notices, Omega drags Hangman up to CHOP him! And CLUB him, then CHOP him again!
Omega CLUBS Hangman again and again, whips him to ropes, but Hangman reverses. Omega KICKS back, Hangman goes to ropes and dumps Omega to the apron. TRIANGLE JUMP LARIAT! Omega staggers, Hangman slingshots to PLANCHA! Fans fire up again but Callis creeps over. Hangman stares him down, Callis wants Hangman to take it easy and he backs away. Hangman goes back to Omega, brings him up but Omega RAMS him into railing! And into the apron! And back into railing! Omega brings Hangman around but Hangman suplexes instead! Omega writhes, Callis coaches Omega and the ring count climbs.
Hangman refreshes the count at 4, brings Omega up and puts him in the ring. Fans rally for Hangman as he climbs, and FLYING CLOTHESLINES! Cover, ONE!! Omega winces but Hangman brings him up. Omega pokes Hangman in the eyes! Fans boo but Omega doesn’t care, and he runs to BULLDOG Hangman down! Cover, ONE!! Hangman returns the favor kicking out that fast. Omega drags Hangman up, fans taunt him as “Kenny No Balls!” Omega wrenches, CHOPS, but Hangman ROCKS Omega with forearms! Omega ROCKS Hangman back, then has him in the corner to whip corner to corner. Omega runs in to back elbow!
Omega throws Hangman out, the ref won’t let him go after Hangman, but Callis fires off stomps with purple shoes?! Why is he wearing purple with powder blue? Omega drags Hangman up, throws hands, then bumps Hangman off the steps. And again, and again! Omega digs Hangman’s face into the diamond plate, then digs his fingers in! The ref counts, Omega stops and then puts Hangman back in the ring. Omega soaks up the heat then waits for Hangman to stand. Hangman stands, Omega fakes the slingshot, but then Hangman ROCKS and CHPOS Omega on repeat! Hangman fires off in the corner, whips corner to corner and then runs in, but Omega goes up and over!
Omega comes back to RANA! Hangman bails out, the Terminator Drums begin. Omega builds speed, and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Hangman! Omega still gloats despite being sore from the landing. Omega is up, he puts Hangman in the ring, then brings him up to a fireman’s carry. “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton then the MOONSAULT onto boots! Hangman knows Omega too well to let that one follow through! Both men are in corners, Hangman runs corner to corner but into an elbow. Omega runs in but into a BOOT! Hangman runs at Omega again and CHOPS! Then forearms, then CHOPS again!
Hangman whips, Omega ducks and dodges but Hangman scoops for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And he kips up! Fans fire up with Hangman, and he runs to DIVE! Direct hit and Omega hits railing! Hangman goes up top to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on Omega again but both men are down! Fans are thunderous for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Callis fans Omega off. Hangman gets up, drags Omega into the ring, and he runs up to kick low and suplex, to a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Omega is still in this but the fans rally up. Hangman drags Omega up, RAMS him into the corner, then hoists him up top. Hangman climbs but Omega hits back!
Hangman and Omega brawl as Hangman climbs, and Hangman reaches the top. Omega fights back with body shots, then CLUBS Hangman. Omega elbows Hangman and SLAPS him. Omega hops down to the outside, palm strikes away on Hangman’s head, then slingshots up to SUPER SUNSET LIGER BOMB!! Fans are losing their minds and a standing count starts. Omega is up at 1 and he vows to end this! Full nelson, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Hangman sits up in a daze but Omega wants to pile on! Another full nelson, but Hangman breaks free to swing on Omega! But Omega ducks to SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX after all!
Hangman drags himself to the apron, Omega goes out after him. Omega stands Hangman up, full nelsons again, APRON DRAGON SUPLEX!! Hangman flounders into the ring, Omega aims and BANG! V-TRIGGER! Then the Electric Chair, but Hangman fights! Victory roll, TWO! Omega get sup, Hangman dodges to GERMAN SUPLEX! Omega lands on his face! Hangman gets him up to the Alabama but Omega fights that to underhook! TIGER DRIVER 98!! Cover, TWO!!! Omega can’t believe Hangman survives, but fans are still behind Hangman. Omega rains down fists, then BITES Hangman’s forehead!
The ref reprimands, Omega stops and he goes to the corner. Omega climbs, Hangman stands, and Hangman trips Omega! Hangman climbs up to BITE Omega’s forehead! Hangman stands on the very top with Omega, to SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!! Omega survives and Hangman can’t believe it! Callis gets Omega to crawl out of the ring towards him. Hangman gets to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Hangman climbs again. Hangman sees Omega by the timekeeper’s table, and so he removes the camera from the post so he can be right on the very top! SUPER FLYING LARIAT through the timekeeper’s table!!!
Fans are losing their minds all over again and Callis is freaking out for Omega’s sake! Callis shouts to Omega to just stay down so it can be a count out! Hangman, forehead busted open, puts Omega in the ring. Callis scurries away as Hangman takes aim from the apron! But Omega flounders and flops, so Hangman doesn’t slingshot. Hangman decides to copy the Cleaner! Finger gun and BANG! Hangman runs, but Omega dodges to GERMAN SUPELX! Hangman lands on his feet?! ROLLING ELBOW! Whip and POP-UP POWERBOMB! Hangman resets on the apron, Omega staggers up, slingshot into the REF!! The ref takes the lariat as Omega uses him as a shield!!
Callis hurries to get the belt! No, not like All Out! Callis gets in and aims at Hangman, but Hangman turns around! Callis holds off on the belt attack, but Hangman gets Callis, and DECKS him! But Now OMEGA has the belt! Hangman dodges, Alabama to the DEADEYE!! Cover, AUBREY runs out to be the new ref, TWO?!?! The delay might’ve just saved Omega’s reign! Fans can’t believe it, but they cheer on Aubrey now that she’s in charge. She checks on the other ref, but Hangman gets the belt! He doesn’t want to win it like Omega did, and fans cheer his heroism. But then Omega hits low! And again!
Omega throws a forearm, Hangman gives it back! Omega throws another forearm, Hangman gives it back again! Omega forearms, Hangman BOOTS! Omega blocks the next boot to JAB, JAB, JAB! Hangman drops to his knees but Omega keeps throwing hands. Hangman flips Omega off so he get a V-TRIGGER for it! And then another! Omega takes aim, but Hangman blocks the V-Trigger this time! And he SLAPS away on Omega from all sides! Hangman runs, into a V-TRIGGER!! Omega runs again, but into the ROLLING ELBOW! V_TRIGGER anyway! Omega reels Hangman in, but Hangman resists the bomb lift!
Omega gives Hangman Kowata Kicks! “IS THAT ALL YOU GOT MUTHA FUGGA?!” Omega gives Hangman more, so Hangman LARIATS point blank!! Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” while both men are down! But wait, here come the Young Bucks. Hangman warned them not to interfere, but are they just here to watch their friends fight? Omega gets up, headbutts Hangman again and again, then SAIDO SUPLEXES! Hangman flounder sup, but he gets Omega for a SAIDO SUPLEX! The Bucks are ringside now as the two stagger up. Hangman runs, Omega puts him on the outside but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman aims, slingshot, V-TRIGGER!!
Omega gets the Electric Chair, but Hangman slips off to STEAL ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Cover, TWO!??! No one can believe it but Hangman doesn’t let that stop him! Hangman is on the apron again. the Bucks are really close by. Nick seems to take Hangman’s word seriously. Slingshot, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! Omega staggers about, Hangman reloads on the apron, and now Matt Jackson is the one conflicted. Matt nods? Hangman slingshots, BUCKSHOT! Cover, HANGMAN WINS!!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
INCREDIBLE! The Bucks let Hangman win this one! Does this mean their friendship could be mended? Speaking of friends, The Dark Order come out to celebrate with the new champion! What does this new era mean for Hangman and AEW?
What an AWESOME night for AEW! Almost every single match was as good as it could be. I say “almost” because it seemed like the Women’s Championship match took a moment to get on the right pace or something. But in the end, Britt did win, but Conti did give her a run for her money. The other thing was the Street Fight starting like it was a normal tag. Any tag match that is No Disqualifications should just be a Tornado Tag from the start. But that was some awesome stuff, even from Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. Lambert was playing his part as the goober perfectly, and how great for Jericho to honor Eddie Guerrero with how he won that match.
On a related note, how awesome to see Jay Lethal make his way to AEW. A part of me always felt he was too big for ROH given ROH has itself not been able to become any bigger than it is right now. Lethal VS Sammy is going to be a great TNT Championship match, and no offense to Sammy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Lethal took that belt off him already. But honestly, I’m not sure what else I can say about the rest of the card other than it was great. There wasn’t as much “Cody teasing his turn” in his tag match, and I’m surprised his team won. Of course, it was Pac getting the pin, but… And then I still feel like this partnership with The Pinnacle could see Andrade usurp that faction from MJF.
MJF VS Darby was an awesome opener for how it was so technical, and then we got the “overbooking” of Sting brawling with Spears and Wardlow. And of course MJF finds a way to not only win but win the way he promised. Punk VS Kingston was also a show stealer of a match, with Punk playing more with blurring Heel and Face than Cody did tonight. Punk winning still makes sense, he’s on this slow burn to the top. And how awesome for Hangman to become champion. I said that he was meant to at All Out and this was making it up to him, and boy did they make it up to him. I even love that, as I’d hoped, the Bucks would show up but not interfere. They might have even given their blessing! This is going to be an awesome third year for AEW!
My Score: 9.6/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
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There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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