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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/15/21)

Winter is Coming AGAIN!



AEW Winter is Coming 2021

It gets cold when its about the gold!

Bryan Danielson has been a fire-breathing American Dragon, but will Hangman Page put him on ice to retain his AEW World Championship?


  • AEW World Championship: Hangman Page VS Bryan Danielson; Time Limit Draw, Hangman retains the title.
  • Matt Sydal VS Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears; Wardlow wins.
  • Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb; Shida wins.
  • Dynamite Diamond Ring Final: MJF VS Dante Martin; MJF wins and is still the Dynamite Diamond Ringbearer.


AEW World Championship: Hangman Page VS Bryan Danielson!

No, you’re not seeing things. The second Winter is Coming is opening with a HUGE title match! Will #CowboyShit slay the American Dragon for what he’s done to the Dark Order? Or is there one more title change in 2021?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and what a hot start to Dynamite!

Bryan and Hangman stare down as the fans fire up. The ref has them back up and the bell rings. Fans fire up even more now as Hangman and Bryan approach. They tie up, are in a deadlock as they both dig deep, and fans are dueling. Hangman manages to push Bryan back towards a corner, then he lets off slowly as the ref calls for the ropebreak. Bryan shoves Hangman and then avoids the chop! Bryan does jumping jacks to taunt Hangman, and the two circle again. They knuckle lock for a test of strength and go shoulder to shoulder. Fans duel again as Bryan breaks one grip, wrenches the other, and gets a hammerlock.

Hangman reaches back to reverse the armlock and hits a fireman’s carry takeover! Hangman has the armlock now, but Bryan moves around. Hangman wrenches to a wristlock, Bryan rolls, bridges, and slips around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hangman gets away but Bryan soaks up all the cheers and jeers. Hangman keeps cool, he and Bryan reset again, but then Bryan uses ropes as a defense. Bryan smirks as he comes back and ties up with Hangman again. Bryan waistlocks, Hangman sits down, switches and headlocks. Bryan powers out, Hangman runs him over! Bryan trips him up but Hangman kicks him away! Bryan ducks the chop again and wags his finger.

Bryan again does jumping jacks to troll Hangman but Hangman isn’t losing his cool. Hangman and Bryan circle, feel things out, knuckle lock, but Bryan rolls and wrenches the wrist. Bryan wrenches to KNEE Hangman in the shoulder, but fans rally up. Hangman kips up, Bryan pushes Hangman to ropes. Bryan gives a hard shove, Hangman shoves back, and they each shove again. Bryan again uses ropes for defense but Hangman just backs off. Hangman and Bryan circle again, tie up, and Hangman headlocks. Hangman hits a takedown, Bryan headscissors but Hangman kips out. Roles reverses as Bryan headlocks for the takeover and Hangman headscissors.

Bryan kips free, Hangman sweeps to cover, ONE! Hangman avoids Bryan’s sweep to BOOT Bryan to a corner! Bryan sees he’s taking Hangman too lightly now, but he still smirks as he applauds. Bryan offers a handshake, fans don’t trust it. Bryan shoves Hangman and gets to ropes, but Hangman holds onto a leg. The ref calls for the break, Hangman lets go and backs away. Fans are fired up and dueling again as Hangman and Bryan tie up again. Bryan waistlocks, spins and wrenches an arm, but Hangman pushes through to headlock. Bryan powers out, things speed up, Hangman catches Bryan for a SLAM! And a CHOP! Bryan leans against ropes but then trips Hangman up!

Bryan has a toehold, changes it up to tie up the legs, and fans rally as Bryan KNEES Hangman in the back! Bryan shifts around, KNEES the other side, then fish hooks Hangman’s face! The ref counts, Bryan stops at 4, and reminds us he has until 5. Bryan KNEES Hangman again, then hooks up the legs. Bryan wants the arms, gets them, and pulls back and again to get Hangman up for the ROMERO SPECIAL! And then a chinlock, and then a dragon sleeper inside the Surfboard! Hangman fights free, Bryan shoves him down and then stands him up to CHOP! Hangman grins and wants Bryan to keep trying. Bryan CHOPS, then headbutts!

Bryan whips, Hangman walks through the CHOP to CHOP Bryan! Bryan goes to a corner and fans fire up again! Hangman brings Bryan up to suplex but Bryan blocks! They go back to the corner, Bryan turns things around and CHOPS! Hangman turns it back to CHOP again! Hangman climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count along, and Hangman gets all 10! Hangman walks around but Bryan trips him up! GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then Bryan drops elbows and knees on the knee! Bryan pulls back on the toehold but Hangman endures. Hangman kicks with his free leg as fans duel, but Bryan spinning toeholds and has an INDIAN DEATHLOCK!

Bryan stomps the knees, sits up to throw body shots from all sides, and then forearms to knock Hangman down! Bryan lets off to soak up the cheers and jeers. Bryan drags Hangman up to EuroUpper! Bryan whips Hangman to the ropes, Hangman KICKS him back! Hangman runs in but Bryan puts him on the apron. Hangman BOOTS Bryan, but Bryan DECKS Hangman before the slingshot! Fans fire up, Bryan builds speed, but Hangman returns to BOOT Bryan down! Bryan goes to the apron, Hangman TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS! Bryan falls to the floor, Hangman PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Bryan! Fans fire up as Hangman rises and the ring count starts.

Hangman takes a moment before he gets Bryan up and into the ring. Hangman climbs the corner and fans fire up! Bryan stands, Hangman jumps into a KICK! Bryan grins as he knocks Hangman out of the air! Bryan drops knees into Hangman’s ribs, then whips him for a kitchen sink knee! Fans are torn as Bryan raises a fist. Bryan KICKS Hangman to the apron, then has the legs! ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hangman writhes to the apron, Bryan drags Hangman up and through the ropes. Bryan EuroUppers Hangman again and again as he’s stuck between the ropes, and then hooks his arms in the ropes to KICK and CHOP on repeat!

The ref counts, Bryan lets off at 4 to then throw knees into Hangman’s chest! Bryan has Hangman draping on the middle rope and he goes to the corner. Bryan climbs up, to GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Hangman falls, Bryan covers, TWO! Bryan is a bit annoyed but he wraps Hangman up in a seated cobra twist while AEW goes picture in picture.

Hangman endures and Bryan turns it into a cradle, TWO! Bryan keeps on Hangman with a chinlock, then changes it up to have both arms! Hangman fights but Bryan pushes Hangman’s face into the mat. Bryan then drives palm strikes into Hangman’s neck! Bryan stands up and taunts Hangman, then aims from the corner. PENALTY KICK to the ribs! Hangman flounders to the far corner, Bryan stands on the ropes to soak up even more heat. Bryan does more jumping jacks just to taunt everyone, but Hangman ROCKS him with forearm after forearm! Bryan turns things around to CHOP Hangman in the corner, and then CHOP again!

Bryan lets off just a moment and Hangman fires CHOPS in return! Hangman whips, Bryan reverses, Bryan kitchen sink knees again! Bryan pushes Hangman to a cover, TWO! Hangman is hanging tough, but Bryan JAMS his knee into Hangman’s back! Bryan has the arms for a motorcycle stretch, but again Hangman endures. Hangman fights up, Bryan tries to use his head for a point of leverage as AEW returns to single picture, and Hangman turns it around to hit a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down, “This is Awesome!” Bryan gets to a corner, Hangman is in the other. Hangman storms over to CHOP Bryan again! And throw a forearm, then whip corner to corner.

Bryan goes up and over, keeps moving, ducks and dodges to crossbody, but Hangman catches him! FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up and fires up and the fans are with him! Bryan is in a corner again, Hangman storms over to CHOP again! And again! And then whip corner to corner. Bryan reverses, runs in but Hangman puts him on the top rope! Hangman then TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS again! Bryan tumbles to the floor, and fans rally up as Hangman builds speed! Bryan stands up, Hangman DIVES! Direct hit and Bryan hits railing! Hangman goes back to the ring and to the corner. Hangman climbs, fans fire up again, ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and down goes Bryan!

Fans lose their minds for that one, and both men stir at ringside as a count starts. Hangman gets Bryan in quickly, and fans rally up as he runs, SLIDING- NO! Bryan catches lariat to ghost pin! TWO, and Hangman fireman’s carries! Bryan fights, but Hangman still hits the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives that one, and fans rally back up. Bryan drags himself to a corner, Hangman walks over. Hangman CHOPS Bryan again, and again, but Bryan tries to clinch to stop it. Hangman hoists Bryan up top to ROCK with a forearm! Hangman climbs up to join Bryan, but Bryan slips out the bottom and trips Hangman up!

Bryan climbs up behind Hangman, drives in elbows, but Hangman elbows Bryan right down! Hangman adjusts, and MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Bryan moves! Bryan gets the arm, La Magistrol! TWO!! Hangman escapes but Bryan just stays on him. Bryan throws knees into Hangman against ropes, he throws body shots and then whips Hangman to ropes. Hangman schoolboys out of the kitchen sink, TWO! Bryan has the omoplata! Bryan wants the LeBelle but Hangman rolls it back, TWO!! Back drop turns into sunset flip, TWO! ANKLE LOCK!! And what a nasty angle Bryan has on it! Hangman endures, handstands, but Bryan PENALTY KICKS Hangman down!

Bryan drops another knee into ribs, then again! Hangman goes to a corner, Bryan tells the Hangman fans to shut up, and then he CHOPS Hangman in the corner! Bryan runs corner to corner, and dropkicks! And then another dropkick! And then POP-UP POWERBOMB from Hangman! Cover, TWO!! Hangman can’t believe it and the fans are thunderous! Hangman gets up, goes to the apron and takes aim! Slingshot, but Bryan bails out! Bryan narrowly avoids that one, but Hangman runs in to baseball slide! Hangman then goes to the corner again, but Bryan shoves him off! Hangman CRASHES on the apron! Bryan gets Hangman up, hammerlocks the arm and POSTS it!

Bryan drags Hangman up to put the arm through the corner, and he YANKS Hangman into the post! And again! And again!! Bryan leaves Hangman behind and strikes a pose, but the fans boo. Bryan pretends to be surprised, but then he grins again. Bryan revels in the heat, and Hangman is busted open! The ring count starts and is at 5 as AEW goes picture in picture again!

Hangman flounders, the medic is there with water, Hangman drinks some and the ref checks his wound. Bryan taunts the fans over this treatment for their champion. Hangman is definitely dazed from hitting the post, but Bryan just does more jumping jacks. And even push-ups! Bryan taunts the fans with a Yes chant tease, and instead holds up the middle finger. Hangman’s in really bad shape, and the ref and medic both check with him while AEW goes to break.

AEW returns, this match is continuing, and Bryan WRECKS Hangman with a dropkick! Fans boo but Bryan gets to the apron! Hangman slowly gets back up, Bryan hits a FLYING KNEE! Bryan rains down fists right on the wound! The ref reprimands, Bryan backs off, but then Bryan drags Hangman up to put in the ring. Bryan has Hangman on the apron now, and he gets on the apron to FLYING KNEE Hangman’s head! Bryan brings Hangman to the corner and SLAMS the arm into the post! The ref starts a ring count, Bryan gets in and soaks up more heat. Hangman sits up in a corner, Bryan stands him up and climbs up to rain down punches on the bloody forehead!

Bryan gets all 10 in before the ref counts 4, and Bryan reminds us he has until 5. Bryan digs Hangman’s face into the buckle in the corner and digs his boot in, too! The camera catches the blood flowing from Hangman’s head, and then Bryan BOOTS Hangman down! The ref has to check on Hangman again but Hangman refuses to end this here. Bryan wrenches the arm to hit an ELBOW BREAKER, then again! Fans are rallying and dueling all over again as Bryan wrenches a third time, for a third ELBOW BREAKER! But Hangman fires off forearms with the left! Bryan EuroUppers then runs, but Hangman catches Bryan!

Bryan slips out of the Fall Away to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! But Bryan has the arms, to CATTLE MUTILATION! Hangman fights up to resist and roll, to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Bryan lets off quickly. Hangman goes to the apron, Bryan goes out after him with KICKS! Again and again, but then Hangman ducks and Bryan kicks POST! Bryan falls to the floor, clutching his leg! Hangman drags Bryan up to get the leg and RAM it into the post! Hangman refreshes the ring count, and he exposes the railing! Hangman puts Bryan’s leg in the gap and BOOTS the railing! Bryan falls in a heap and Hangman refreshes the count again.

Hangman puts Bryan in the ring, fans are thunderous again as Hangman gets Bryan up, and hits a SHINBREAKER! Back suplex, but Bryan lands on his leg! Bryan’s knee jams, Hangman trips Bryan up and steps through to a FIGURE FOUR! Bryan endures, reaches, rolls the hold, Hangman rolls it through, but Bryan gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan clings to the ropes as AEW goes to break.

AEW returns once again, Bryan drags himself up with ropes while Hangman walks over. Hangman has Bryan’s leg, but Bryan ENZIGURIS! Bryan fires up and shakes his head while fans boo. Bryan brings Hangman up to EuroUpper, but Hangman forearms back! They go back and forth, EuroUpper and forearm, but Bryan gets the edge. Bryan runs, POP-UP- NO, Bryan RANAS through! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan keeps an arm to get the ARMBAR!! Hangman clasps hands quickly to resist, but Bryan CLUBS the grip apart! Hangman turns, but into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Bryan throws fists, but Hangman deadlifts and POWERBOMBS! But Bryan holds on! And fires off elbows!!

Hangman is fading, but he rolls and gets to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and fans fire back up. Bryan gets his kneepad down to check on that knee, and we see it’s already taped up. Bryan gets Hangman up, and he HEADBUTTS the arm! And then KICKS, and KICKS, and HEADBUTTS it again! Another KICK, and another KICK! But Hangman HEADBUTTS back! Hangman scoops to a gut wrench, TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Texas loves seeing the Deadman’s move but it didn’t finish this off! Again, fans say “This is Awesome!” as Bryan crawls to a corner. Hangman walks over, hoists Bryan up top and CHOPS him!

Bryan headbutts but Hangman CHOPS again! Bryan headbutts again, but Hangman CHOPS again! Hangman climbs up, hoists Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots! Bryan sends Hangman down, then leaps to KNEE the bad arm! Then SHOULDER CAPTURE SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Bryan bumps Hangman off buckles, hoists him up top and climbs up behind him. Bryan throws elbows into the shoulder, then he stands Hangman up. SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!! Hangman is still in this but Bryan has the arm. Bryan drives more elbows into the shoulder! Bryan then sits on Hangman’s back to PULL the arm back!

But Hangman fights to get the ROPEBREAK! Hangman goes back to the apron, Bryan taunts Hangman and kicks him. Bryan goes back to the apron, he brings Hangman up and Gotch holds, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama lifts, for an APRON DEADEYE!!! Fans are all fired up for “COWBOY SHIT! COWBOY SHIT!” but Hangman hobbles over to drag Bryan up. Bryan crawls away, he knows Hangman wants to win this in the ring. Hangman refreshes the ring count, climbs up the corner again, and he SUPER CROSSBODIES onto the table!!! Bryan avoids disaster and Hangman crashes and burns! Bryan drags Hangman up from the wreckage as AEW goes picture in picture!

Hangman is deadweight, Bryan can’t get him to the ring with one bad leg. Bryan decides to pull up floormats! He ends up throwing one on top of Hangman, but Bryan refreshes the ring count so he has time to loom over Hangman. Bryan slaps Hangman around, drags him over to the bare patch, and DDT’s Hangman to concrete!! Bryan soaks up the heat, refreshes the ring count again, does one-leg jumping jacks, then he drags Hangman up and into the ring. Bryan hobbles back up as AEW goes to another break.

AEW returns yet again and Bryan drags Hangman up in a chinlock. Hangman fights out and waistlocks, to GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down again, but Hangman gets himself to ropes. Bryan dares him to bring the fight so Hangman heads back that way. Bryan KICKS Hangman, and KICKS him again! Bryan uses the right leg but that costs him! Hangman LARIATS, but the arm isn’t strong enough! Hangman still tries another lariat but Bryan stays up and shakes his head. Hangman tries again, Bryan comes back to BOOT the arm! Then he PENALTY KICKS the elbow! Bryan drags Hangman up, puts him back up top backwards, and climbs up again.

Bryan rains down elbows, punches at the wound again now that it’s clotted, and then he stands Hangman up. SUPER BACK SUPLEX BUT HANGMAN LANDS ON HIS FEET?!?! DISCUS LARIAT!!! Fans are electric as both men are down and a standing count begins! Hangman goes to ropes, Bryan stands up at center, they’re both up at 7. Hangman forearms, Bryan forearms back. Hangman forearms again, but so does Bryan! Hangman ROCKS Bryan with that third one, but Bryan comes back to HEADBUT and HEADBUTT and HEADBUTT! Bryan stands Hangman up to EuroUpper, then he catches the discus, but Hangman victory rolls! TWO, Bryan has it, TWO!

Bryan reels Hangman in, GERMAN SUPLEX, but again Hangman lands on his feet! ROLLING ELBOW! Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS back! Hangman ROLLING- ROUNDHOUSE from Bryan!! Bryan fire up to BUZZSAW Hangman down! Cover, TWO! This is still going, and there’s only FIVE minutes left in the 60 minute limit! Bryan wants to kick Hangman’s head in, and he gets the arms! DANIELSON STOMPS! Bryan cusses Hangman out then goes to a corner. Bryan aims as Hangman slowly rises, BUSAI- NO! Alabama lift to DEADEYE!! Cover, TWO!?!? HOW?!? But Hangman just fires up and grits his teeth as fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”

Hangman holds his bad arm, but he says HE is gonna kick Bryan’s head in!! Hangman gets Bryan’s arms, for COWBOY STOMPS! Fans are electric again as Hangman throws off the elbow pad! Hangman goes back to the apron, Bryan rises, slingshot for BUCK- NO! Bryan catches Hangman to the omoplata! LEBELLE LOCK!!! Hangman endures but he can’t even see with the grip on his eyes! Hangman keeps moving around, Bryan throws crossface forearms to keep the crossface hold on! Hangman fights, we’re under a minute left! Hangman CLUBS away on Bryan’s leg, fights back to a cover but Bryan keeps fighting it off! Fans are going nuts, Hangman gets legs!

CATAPULT and Bryan tumbles out of the ring! Bryan skins the cat, Hangman LARIATS Bryan down! Hangman drags himself to the apron, Bryan flounders to his feet, BUCKSHOT!!! BUT TIME’S UP!!!

Time Limit Draw; Hangman retains the AEW World Championship

Bryan was saved by the bell, but he was still going to lose after that shot! Hangman still holds onto his title, but fans want “FIVE MORE MINUTES!” Will we have to wait until some time in the future to see how this one truly ends?


The Elite speak.

Adam Cole says, “Oh, Best Friends. When are you guys gonna learn, when are you idiots, you morons, gonna learn not to mess with the Super Kliq?” And Bobby Fish, of course. Because last week on Dynamite, the Young Bucks destroyed Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor. Then Best Friends at full strength were left laying on Rampage again! The Elite proved the Best Friends cannot hang. It seems that every time they meet, the Elite divide and conquer. Trent made his return, and look how that turned out? Nick Jackson suggests an 8 Man Tag for Rampage!

And then Matt adds, they can up the odds. They take the old 1993 minivan, destroy it, pull Sue out of the seat and SUPERKICK her down. They can end Trent’s mom’s career! Is she a…? Well, she does something for a living so they can end that career. Cole says that sounds like a great idea for a Christmas present. And don’t worry, there won’t be coal in their stocking this year, he promises that for Christmas Dynamite, it’ll be the best gift the Bucks have ever gotten. No spoilers, but they’ll love it. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!


Matt Sydal VS Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears!

The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal had quite a lot of different clashes, and one of the bigger was between Sydal and the Pinnacle’s muscle. Will Sydal’s third eye see a way to survive? Or will become another Casualty of Wardlow?

The bell rings, Wardlow and Sydal tie up, and Wardlow throws Sydal to ropes. Sydal KICKS Wardlow’s leg over and over, but Wardlow ducks the roundhouse, only to get hit with the SOBAT! Wardlow still throws Sydal to a corner, but runs into a RANA, that he blocks! Wardlow brings Sydal up, Sydal slips out of the bomb to ROUNDHOUSE! And ROUNDHOUSE! Wardlow just gets mad! Sydal runs, WHEEL KICK, but into a POWERBOMB! Wardlow seethes and fans fire up as he gets Sydal up again! ANOTHER POWERBOMB! Shawn Spears gets the mic to say, “He ain’t getting up, man. Pin him!”

Fans say no, give him “One More Time!” So Wardlow obliges, a THIRD POWERBOMB! Now Wardlow covers, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall

Spears says, “Wardlow’s world, man!” But Spears adds that they don’t get paid by the hour, Wardlow can just make it a one and done next time. But wait, Spears SMACKS Sydal with the chair over and over! Spears then gets a call from “Maxie!” MJF wants Spears to pass a word along. Wardlow needs to go get the champagne for MJF’s post match victory. Spears will drive, Wardlow will by. They don’t even need to get dressed, Wardlow can just wear his ring gear. The Pinnacle heads out, but how much longer is Wardlow going to endure Maxwell Jacob Friedman treating him as a lackey?


AEW looks at the growing animosity between Tay Conti and Penelope Ford.

Tay says she is sick and tired of the Superbad Girl and her little Bunny running around with those brass knuckles. Maybe Ford can get in the ring with a real blackbelt in a Submission match? Ford says Conti wants a match where pins don’t matter? That’s fine, because she has the Muta Lock, and she has used it on a number of “hussies.” Ford doesn’t need the knuckles to win. She’ll leave that at home. Conti says she’ll make Ford tap out, just like this. “See you at Rampage, bitch!”


Malakai Black speaks.

“What makes a house strong? Is it the foundation? The bricks, the mortar? Or perhaps, the people that reside within it are the bricks, the mortar, the foundation. But even that foundation needs ideals. Ideals such as understanding that human nature is violent, and therefore accepting violence as as a part of who you are is key. Don’t fight it. Embrace it. There isn’t a more destructive species on this earth that is so intentionally cruel to one another than the human race. So why be in denial about it? Understand that your past is not a crutch, it is an arrow, and it’s biggest teacher is apathy.

“And therefore I will not question the teachings that The House bestows upon me but see it as a blessing, no matter how destructive. Understand that this can only be done by placing the house before everything and everyone else. And understand that not everyone will understand the teachings you bestow upon others. That through agony, the House will make them stronger. The House is bigger than you, the House is bigger than them. But lastly, the House always wins. Now your soul is worth more than a king.” Just who did Malakai convert tonight? Who else will he look to add to the House of Black?


Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb!

The first time these two met, the Full Metal Warrior was denied her 50th win. But in the rematch during the TBS Championship Tournament, Shida redeemed herself, hit that benchmark, and moved on to the next round. But the Woman of 1000 Holds couldn’t stand that, and so she made sure Shida didn’t make it past Nyla Rose. Will Deeb make sure Shida loses to her again? Or will will Shida make “The Professor of Professional Wrestling” wish she’d gone on winter break?

The moment Shida’s on the apron for her entrance, Deeb attacks! Shida throws her kendo stick at Deeb, rushes the ring, and the bell rings! Deeb jumps onto Shida but Shida brings her down fore forearms! Deeb turns it around, gives back some ground ‘n’ pound, but Shida turns it back around! Deeb gets away, goes to a corner, Shida fires off haymakers! Deeb turns things around to stomp away! Shida turns it back around, climbs up to rain down more fists, and fans fire up as Shida dropkicks as she lets off! Fans fire up with Shida and she drags Deeb back up. Shida whips corner to corner, runs in but Deeb puts her on the apron.

Shida ducks to ROCK Deeb, then climbs the ropes to CORSSBODY! Cover, Deeb rolls through and has the leg, TRAILER HITCH! Shida gets the ROPEBREAK, Deeb lets go at 4. Shida hobbles, Deeb EuroUppers her into the corner! And again! Deeb brings Shida around, EuroUppers again, but Shida shoves her away and dropkicks her down! Shida runs corner to corner but Deeb slips out! Knee hits buckles, then Deeb trips Shida to drag her into the corner! Deeb SLAMS Shida’s leg on the steel steps! Then Deebp ties the leg sup, and has a HANGING FIGURE FOUR! The ref counts, Deeb lets off at 4, and AEW goes picture in picture!

Deeb soaks up the heat as she goes to the apron. Deeb drags Shida up at the ropes, brings her in and turns her, HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Shida flops down and Deeb covers, TWO! Deeb gets the leg, stomps away on the bad leg, then steps over and rolls to THROW Shida into a HEEL HOOK! Shida throws haymakers but Deeb cranks the foot! Shida crawls, drags Deeb along, and she gets the ROPEBREAK! Deeb won’t let go, Shida stomps her with the free leg, but Deeb lets go as the ref counts 4. Deeb scowls at the fans, drags Shida up and snapmares to then scrape her sole on Shida’s face! Deeb gets the bad leg and GROUND DRAGON SCREWS it!

Deeb uses the bad leg to turn Shida over, then ties up the legs in a deathlock! Deeb soaks up the heat as she stands there, and then she falls back to JAM the legs! Shida writhes, Deeb drags her up. Deeb hooks Shida up and has the cobra twist! Shida endures as Deeb thrashes her around, and she hip tosses free! AEW returns to single picture, Deeb EuroUppers but Shida catches that to spin Deeb for forearm after forearm! Shida fires off on Deeb, shoves the ref away and keeps after Deeb! The ref reprimands, Shida lets off but is still fired up! Fans fire up with Shida, and she drags Deeb up from the ropes to whip. Deeb reverses, kicks the bad leg and runs, into an ENZIGURI! Cover, TWO!

Shida drags Deeb up, suplexes, and SLAMS Deeb down! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Shida goes to the corner and climbs, but Deeb turns her around and CLUBS her on the back! Shida is in the Tree of Woe, Deeb goes up top! Deeb has a HANGING HALF CRAB! The ref counts, Deeb lets go at 4 and Shida flops down. Deeb hops down to then kick at Shida. Fans rally up, Deeb goes out to the apron and peels off cover on the middle crossbar. Deeb brings Shida through, HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER to the bar! Shida flops down, Deeb drags her in and gets her up, POWERBOMB! High stack cover, TWO!! Shida survives, but Deeb drives in knee after knee into the shoulders!

LAST CHANCERY! Deeb uses another of her 1000 holds, but Shida fights her way over! Shida reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go quickly but she is seething! Deeb drags Shida up, facelock and TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! And another! But Shida hits a FALCON ARROW! Both women are down, a standing count begins. Both women sit up at 4, then stand at 5. Shida fires forearms, but Deeb shoves. Shida AX KICKS! Then Shida reels Deeb in, Canadian rack, but Deeb slips off to backslide. Shida rolls through, Deeb reels her in! Deeb tucks the arms but Shida powers out! Deeb sunset flips, Shida rolls it to sit, but Deeb rolls through to HALF CRAB!!

Shida endures, drags herself over but Deeb drags her from ropes! Deeb sits deep on the leg but Shida powers up and turns over! Shida SLAPS away on Deeb, but Deeb SLAPS back! Deeb lets the leg go, then goes to the corner. Deeb pulls off a buckle pad! This isn’t very technical of Deeb but she just wants to hurt Shida! Shida blocks the buckle bump, elbows Deeb away, but Deeb runs in! Deeb avoids the buckle but Shida rolls her! TWO and Deeb sits on it, TWO! Deeb runs in, Shida avoids her and again Deeb avoids the bare buckle! Deeb ducks the roundhouse, trips, but Shida BOOTS Deeb into the buckle! Shida gets the jackknife bridge with one leg, Shida wins!!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall

Deeb’s desire to destroy Shida is what brought her own downfall! Will Shida use this huge win to get back towards the AEW Women’s World Championship?


Tony Schiavone interviews the Varsity Blonds.

Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison are still upset after last week, when Malakai Black hit Julia Hart with the black mist! How is she doing? Griff says she isn’t here, obviously! Malakai ruined their celebration, he attacked Julia and left her screaming and crying. Then Malakai disappears in the dark. Real big man, isn’t he? Malakai might be intimidating, but he’s a coward. Griff promises to bring the fight to Malakai! BPJ wants Griff to calm down, he’s letting Malakai get in his head. This is what Malakai wants. What? Whose side are you on? Julia’s like their sister! If BPJ isn’t gonna fight the fight, Griff will! Griff dares Malakai to show up next week so he can break Malakai’s jaw!


Eddie Kingston speaks.

“Look, Garcia, 2point0, I’m really tired of this. You guys are just in my way. Mox is not here, I can’t tag with him. You guys jumped my boy, Monkey, AKA Ortiz, so guess what? It’s gonna be me, PNP, my best friend, Penta, and his brother, Fenix, against you three, and whoever you guys pick.” Kingston doesn’t care! As for Garcia himself, that ugly little man, Kingston’s coming after him especially. 10 Man Tag for Rampage, “let’s do it, boys! Don’t be scared.”


Dynamite Diamond Ring Final: MJF VS Dante Martin!

For the last two years, the Salt of the Earth has had this very valuable trump card in his back pocket, and he’s looking for a threepeat! Can he stay the perennial Dynamite Diamond Ringbearer? Or will Angel Dorado look to take that ice off MJF’s hands?

MJF struts down the ramp, gets in the face of some fans, and as they talk some smack to him, he snatches one guy’s hat away! MJF has a mic and has them cut his music. “This place is a goddamn dump!” Fans already chant, “You Suck!” but he tells Texas that their daughters swallow. Does Texas have a problem with MJF? Maybe they’d like him if he was more like them: anti-education and pro-incest. How about they keep their redneck mouths shut while he’s on the mic? MJF then calls out CM Punk and tells him, “You’ve got the balls to say all I do is go for low hanging fruit?

“That’s cool. Well, CM Punk, the second he got nervous last week, the best thing he could come up with was, ‘Um, uh, duh… Your local sports team sucks’ for ten straight minutes! So high brow, CM, I can’t see how you think of this stuff.” MJF especially loved the part where Punk said MJF needs to face him like a man so that Punk can move on to become world champion. Interesting. MJF didn’t realize an undefeated streak in underwhelming matches against underwhelming opponents made someone championship material. MJF thought that just made Punk the new Ryback. MJF deserves a title shot because he beat Hangman, just like he’ll beat Dante!

Speaking of Dante, he’s very talented but in a lot of trouble. Dante may be a great athlete, but MJF ain’t Punk. He won’t stand here and pretend he cares about the younger talent. He doesn’t give a damn. It’s easy to forget MJF is a top talent in the industry and yet he was only born in 1996. He’s the only top talent that’s young that matters. And he’s about to be a THREE-TIME Dynamite Diamond Ring Champion. Dante has the charisma and verbal ability of Helen Keller on Quaaludes, but MJF could beat him with a headlock takeover. MJF doesn’t claim to be the best in the world, he just IS. Mic drop and now Dante gets to make his entrance.

The bell rings and MJF gets the headlock takeover! Cover, TWO! Dante kips up and MJF scrambles away. Fans taunt MJF but MJF tells them to shut up. MJF kicks Dante, headlocks, but Dante powers out. MJF stomps Dante’s drop down, then struts about. Dante comes up behind MJF to SLAP him! MJF goes to slap back but Dante bobs ‘n’ weaves to fire off hands! Dante headlocks, MJF stomps a foot and gets the headlock. Dante powers out, MJF runs him over! Fans fire up for Dante, things speed up, Dante hurdles and hurdles and Monkey Flips! MJF gets up into a dropkick! Dante hits ROLLING THUNDER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives those knees in his face but fans fire up!

Dante goes to a corner, springboards but MJF bails out! MJF denies the Nosedive Quebrada, but Dante just builds speed. MJF hurries around the corner to deny Dante a tope, so Dante goes out and around the way. MJF wants Dante to cool off, they get in the ring, but Dante avoids the elbow drop! Dante springboards again, but MJF shoves Dante down! Dante crashes into railing and MJF takes time to check his face in the ring. MJF goes out after Dante, brings Dante up and hammerlocks an arm, to RAM that arm into railing! MJF then soaks up all the heat form the fans, and even dares the front row to do something while AEW goes picture in picture.

MJF puts Dante in the ring, drags him up to wrench and WRING the arm out, then MJF smirks as he paces. MJF gets Dante’s arm, stands on the hand, and then pretends he can’t hear the fans. MJF STOMPS the hand! Dante clutches the fingers, MJF talks trash to the fans, but Dante throws body shots and haymakers! Dante ROCKS MJF with forearms, but MJF throws Dante down by his hair! Cover, TWO! MJF bends Dante’s fingers, then BITES one! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and Dante writhes again. MJF looms over Dante, Dante gets to ropes and hits back with more forearms. MJF rakes Dante’s eyes! MJF puts Dante in a corner, the ref counts, and MJF lets off.

MJF snapmares Dante to KNEE the bad arm. MJF drags Dante around, mounts the arm and makes lewd gestures before he JAMS the shoulder! MJF snapmares Dante, cranks the armlock, and Dante endures as MJF leans all his weight on him. Dante fights up, AEW returns to single picture, but MJF knees low. MJF tucks Dante’s arm into his tights, gets him up, but Dante fights free and moves around to victory roll! TWO, and Dante springboards to hop back, spin around, but MJF POWERBOMBS! MJF has his feet on the ropes in the high stack! The ref sees that and kicks MJF’s legs down! MJF is seething but fans fire up for the ref!

MJF puts Dante in a corner, hoists him up top, and then MJF climbs up. MJF wrenches Dante’s arm, but Dante headbutts MJF down! Dante gets up and springboards to missile dropkick MJF down! Both men are down, the standing count starts, and fans rally up for Dante! Dante gets to the apron, MJF storms over but into a BOOT! Dante triangle jumps, jumps over MJF then bait shim in to jump again! Dante builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes MJF! Dante puts MJF in, but MJF bails back out. So Dante JUMPS the corner to hit MJF with the tope conjilo! Dante puts MJF in, MJF rolls all the way out. So Dante gets in and FOSBURY FLOPS! Down goes MJF again!

Dante puts MJF back in, sees him already rolling back out, so fans want to see another! Dante goes up onto the rope to SHOOTING STAR PRESSE! He almost overshoots MJF but he gets enough of MJF to take him down! Fans are thunderous and losing their minds, and Dante finally as MJF in the ring. Dante DECKS MJF with a forearm, then another! MJF flounders, Dante goes to the corner and tries again. Still no Nosedive as MJF walks away. Dante ROCKS MJF with an uppercut! Dante climbs up to rain down fists on MJF! MJF stops him at 9, Dante lands on his feet out of the shove and CALF KICKS in the corner!

MJF blocks the whip, wrenches, whips but Dante goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO! Dante backslides, TWO! Dante schoolboys, TWO! Cradle, TWO! MJF hits the headlock takeover, TWO! Dante headscissors, MJF kips free, but Dante ducks the punch to sunset flip! TWO! MJF sits on it, TWO! Dante has the sunset, TWO! MJF high stacks, TWO and Dante throws MJF away. Dante hits the headlock takeover! TWO and MJF has the cover, TWO! Dante again, TWO! MJF again, TWO! They keep going back and forth, MJF headscissors but Dante jackknifes, TWO! Bridge and turn, MJF SIT-OU TPOWERBOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous again as Dante flops out.

MJF goes out after Dante, puts him in the ring, and MJF flips off the fans. Dante slingshots MFJ in! Dante then goes back outside, triangle jump, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, but RICKY STARKS helps MJF get the ropebreak?! Team Taz is screwing Dante over because he got one over on them! Starks hurries off, Dante brings MJF up but MJF gets the FUJIWARA! SALT OF THE EARTH!! Dante taps, MJF wins!!

Winner: MJF, by submission (still Dynamite Diamond Ring Champion)

FTR appears to celebrate with their leader as he still has the ring on his finger. They hoist him up but Texas boos. But then the lights go out! And when they come back up, it’s STIIIIIIING! And Darby, too! They attack FTR for the attack last week! Dax throw s hands but Sting throws knees while Darby clobbers Cash! MJF gets back in to LOW BLOW Sting! MJF tackles Darby, he and Cash mug Darby! Fans chant for him, here comes CM PUNK!! Punk has the bat, a la Sting! Punk gets in, The Pinnacle runs away! Fans sing Cult of Personality as Punk hands Sting the bat.

Punk then gets the mic to say, “You don’t wanna do it one on one in Texas? Next week, you wanna bring your friends? That’s fine, because I’m bringing mine, and that’s the match! Deal with it!” Punk, Darby & Sting against MJF & FTR in a Six Man Tag?!? Now THAT is a Holiday Bash! But will the Best in the World, the Relentless One and the Icon be able to bash in Max, Dax & Cash for a black ‘n’ blue Christmas?

My Thoughts:

What an awesome episode! And now I see why only four matches were made: the world title match was HALF THE SHOW! That was an epic match, I did not think they’d pull another Bryan Danielson time limit draw on us but that was actually rather clever. Neither Hangman nor Bryan wins or loses, and I am very sure Battle of the Belts is a rematch of Hangman VS Bryan to settle things going into the new year and the change to TBS. We got a good promo from The Elite to give us the 8 Man Tag I was hoping for, and we also got a great promo from Kingston to give us a surprising 10 Man Tag of him, Santana, Ortiz & Lucha Brothers against Garcia, 2point0, and mystery partners. Those last two could literally be any Heel team in AEW and they’d all be great choices.

We got a very good vignette from Malakai Black and good response promo from the Varsity Blonds. Griff being gung-ho to fight Malakai is definitely going to get him beat. Malakai’s video implies he could be creating a faction, which I think would be a great move given how many people AEW has running around. That person he sprayed with mist could be kayfabed into just about anyone, I hope we get someone we’ve seen a lot of on Dark or Elevation get their chance here. That way, Malakai can take on both Varsity Blonds in a tag match with his team, and take on other factions that AEW has running around.

Wardlow of course won against Sydal but I like that Shawn Spears wanted him to hold back just on how it’s a waste of time pulverizing someone. Wardlow could’ve shown a bit more reluctance or annoyance at being told to go get champagne for MJF, but they’re slowly building towards the day Wardlow finally tells MJF to shove it and he leaves The Pinnacle. Shida VS Deeb was a great tiebreaker match, though I do find it interesting it came down to a bare buckle making the difference. For all we know, this could build into a best of 7, winner challenges a champion at Revolution or something. Either way, Shida could win the series and be primed as a top challenger.

A weird choice is making Conti VS Ford a Submission match. Conti has legit submission skills from judo, and proved her ability to fight off a submission in her match against Britt Baker. But Ford? Literally just the Muta Lock. Pretty sure Conti wins that to also prime herself for a title opportunity against the TBS Champion, who will probably be Jade. Surprised there were no vignettes for that tournament, but maybe there just wasn’t time after the hour long world title match. Maybe we can actually get both of those matches on the same night to get the TBS Championship Finals on the TBS debut.

The Dynamite Diamond Ring match in the main event was great stuff. MJF showed ring IQ by avoiding Dante’s finisher again and again, but then Dante got to show off agility and stamina by hitting all those different high-flyer moves. I should’ve seen Ricky Starks screwing Dante over on behalf of Team Taz, and I really want to see Starks VS Dante for the FTW Championship. And we got a great brawl to close out the night and set up a Six Man Tag for Holiday Bash. I’m pretty sure one of the FTR guys takes the pin so Punk, Darby & Sting stay strong going into the separate blow-offs.

My Score: 9.3/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (2/3/23)

The Elite are on a Rampage!



Is The Elite in for a tune-up or trap game tonight?

Though they plan to defend the AEW World Trios titles on Dynamite, Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks defend the titles against The Firm here on Rampage! Will they overlook Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy and get caught?


  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy; The Elite win and retain the titles.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Mogul Affiliates VS Brian Pillman Jr; Swerve wins.
  • Saraya & Toni Storm VS The Renegade Sisters; Saraya & Storm win.
  • Rush w/ La Faccion Ingobernable VS Christopher Daniels; Rush wins.


AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy!

Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks accepted the challenge of the upstart Top Flight & AR Fox, but then they also accepted the challenge of The Firm’s All Ego! Will The Elite’s ego cost them in their very first defense? Or will they still keep their date with Fox, Dante & Darius for Dynamite?

The bell rings and the trios sort out. Dayton chants, “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” Nick Jackson starts against Isiah Kassidy, they circle, and they tie up. Nick wrenches to a wristlock, Kassidy rolls and handsprings to wrench and wristlock back. Nick uses ropes to flip through and wrench back to hit a headlock takeover. Kassidy headscissors, Nick kips free, but Kassidy hits a headlock takeover. Nick headscissors, Kassidy kips free, things speed up and Kassidy wheelbarrows to arm-drag! Kassidy kips up, but Nick blocks the chop to knuckle lock. Nick CHOPS, goes up and up, “LUCHA LIBRE~!” and arm-drags!

Kassidy staggers up into another arm-drag, and Nick has the armlock! Fans cheer but Ethan is furious. Nick wrenches Kassidy, tags Matt, and the Bucks double whip to bait Kassidy into a GUTBUSTER, to the NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Fans fire up with the Bucks, and Matt points to Kenny. Fans fire up, and Matt tags in Omega! Hardy tags in and he circles with Omega. They tie up, break, and then go again. They break, go again, then Hardy headlocks. Omega powers out but Hardy runs him over. Things speed up but Hardy fakes out the hurdle! Hardy kicks low, reels Omega in, TWIST- NO, Omega powers out!

Omega runs in at the corner but Hardy dodges, and the V-Trigger hits buckles! Hardy reels Omega in, but Omega fights the Side Effect! Hardy staggers, Omega runs in but Hardy sends him out! Omega hurries back up but Hardy BLASTS him off the apron! Omega hits railing, Stokely laughs at him, and then Hardy goes up the corner! Omega stands up, but Ethan leaps to CLOBBER Omega! Ethan gives Hardy a thumbs up, he did that so Hardy wouldn’t have to risk himself. Ethan puts Omega in the ring, Ethan apparently snuck a tag that not even Hardy noticed. Ethan drags Omega up to scoop and SLAM him!

Fans boo but Ethan tells the Bucks to kiss this. Ethan drags Omega up, throws haymakers, and then has Omega in the corner. Ethan has Hardy and Kassidy hold Omega in place, then Ethan runs to BLAST the Bucks off the apron! Fans boo more but Ethan runs in, into Omega’s BOOT! Omega is free, he goes up and over Ethan to hot tag Nick! Ethan runs in, Omega dodges and the Bucks DOUBLE GAMANGIRI Ethan back! Nick then tags Matt while Omega RANAS Ethan! The Bucks double kick, Nick runs and Matt gives him the boost to RANA Ethan! Ethan hurries to tag Hardy, he runs in but into DOUBLE DROPKICKS!

Ethan shouts for Kassidy to do something, so Kassidy springboards, but the Bucks get clear to double elbow! They wheelbarrow and lift Kassidy, Omega runs in, WHEELBARROW KOTARO KRUSHER! Kassidy flounders out of the ring while the fans fire up with the Elite. Hardy returns but Omega sets up Ethan and Kassidy. Matt runs in to WRECK Ethan and Kassidy with a dropkick! Matt then holds the ropes for Nick to FLY and take them out! But Matt Hardy kicks Matt Jackson low and reels him in! TWIST- NO, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Matt Jackson starts up the Polar Express, but Ethan saves Hardy!

Ethan swings, but into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up with Jackson as he has Hardy for haymakers! And stomps! Jackson runs, Ethan trips him up but Jackson BOOTS Ethan! Hardy catches Jackson for a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Hardy drags Jackson over and tags in Ethan. Ethan stomps Matt Jackson, going after the legs. Ethan talks trash on Dayton then brings Matt around for a BACKBREAKER! Fans boo but Ethan soaks up the heat as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Ethan drags Matt up, bumps him off Kassidy’s boot, then tags Kassidy in. Ethan and Kassidy mug Matt, Kassidy stomps away, then lets off as the ref counts. Kassidy drags Matt back up, tags Hardy, and they mug Matt Jackson now. Hardy brings Jackson around to fire forearms and elbows! Then Hardy has Jackson under the bottom rope, for a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Kassidy gives thumbs up as Hardy covers, TWO! Hardy drags Jackson up, bumps him off Ethan’s boot, and then tags Ethan in. Ethan and Hardy mug Jackson, abut Jackson fights back with haymakers! Rampage returns to single picture as Jackson backs Ethan down!

Matt Jackson runs but into a BOOT! Ethan BLASTS Omega and taunts Nick. Fans boo but Ethan drags Matt Jackson over to tag Hardy back in. Hardy drags Jackson up, bumps him off buckles and shouts “DELETE! DELETE!” Fans chant along, and Hardy goes through all three levels! Hardy grabs Jackson’s legs, and YANKS him into a POWERBOMB! Cover, but Nick breaks it! The ref reprimands but Nick backs off. Hardy drags Matt Jackson to the drop zone, goes up the corner, but then Ethan tags in! Fans boo as Ethan ruins Hardy’s good time. Ethan then copies Hardy’s stuff, but leaps into a SUPERKICK!

Fans rally as Ethan and Matt are down! Hot tag to Omega! Fans fire up as Omega goes up top to CROSSBODY Ethan! Kassidy runs in, to get a POLISH HAMMER! POLISH HAMMER for Ethan! Omega spins but Ethan dodges to kick low! Ethan whips, Omega reverses and fireman’s carries! “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” ROLLING SENTON, and the MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Omega drags Ethan up into a half nelson. Ethan fights the full nelson, RAMS Omega into the corner, and Kassidy tags in. Kassidy and Hardy run to BLAST the Bucks while Ethan fires off back elbows on Omega!

Ethan whips Omega corner to corner, runs in and clotheslines! Kassidy adds a SPLASH, Hardy adds a clothesline! Hardy sets up, Ethan whips Kassidy, FIRM IN MOTION INTO DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Ethan is shocked to see what happened, but he runs into a SNAP DRAGON! Hardy runs in, kicks low, but Omega turns Twist into full nelson! Hardy elbows free, runs, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Nick goes up, but so does Kassidy! STEREO SWANTON BOMBS!! Nick takes out Hardy while Kassidy takes out Omega! Then Kassidy runs in, dodges Nick and goes up to FLYING COMPLETE SHOT!

Matt Jackson shouts “YOU’RE DEAD!” and he SUPERKICKS Kassidy! Ethan runs in, blocks a kick and spins Jackson to ROUNDHOUSE! and then deadlift POWERSLAM! But V-TRIGGER outta nowhere!! All six men are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count begins, “This is Awesome!” and Omega crawls to hot tag Nick! Nick storms in to CLUB Kassidy. Kassidy throws a forearm, but Nick hits back! They go back and forth with heavy shots, but Kassidy gets the edge! Nick staggers, but he ROUNDHOUSES back! Nick whips, Kassidy reverses and SPIN KICKS! Nick goes to a corner, Kassidy runs in, but Nick dodges!

SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! FOREARM! BULLDOG! The Elite regroup and they aim at Kassidy, only for Hardy and Ethan to drag Omega and Matt Jackson out! They’re sent into railing hard, and Kassidy runs to hit a DESTROYER!! Nick flounders to a corner, Hardy sets up again! PARTY IN MOTION! Ethan & Kassidy put Nick up top, DOUBLE ICONOCLASM! And then a feed to the TWIST OF FATE!! Kassidy covers, Matt Jackson breaks it!! Ethan storms in, he gets Matt Jackson up, but he slips off the Ego’s Edge and Omega V-TRIGGERS Ethan down! Hardy throws Omega out!

Hardy runs in, Jackson moves, Hardy BLASTS Ethan! Hardy is shocked and he hurries to check on Ethan. Kassidy TOSSES Matt Jackson out, but Nick springboards in! CUTTER?!? Kassidy covers, TWO!!! Kassidy almost wins this on his own because Hardy and Ethan distracted with Ethan’s jaw. Nick tags Omega while Kassidy calls to his team. Hardy hurries over but Omega V-TRIGGERS Kassidy down!! Omega drags Kassidy away, tags Matt in and then Matt tags Nick. Jackson BLASTS Hardy, Omega Electric Chair Lifts Kassidy! ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Into B T E TRIGGER!!! Cover, The Elite wins!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)

This was no trap game, but this was far more than a tune-up! The Elite are red hot now, will they melt the Coldest Tag Team in the Game this Wednesday?


Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.

Lexi Nair is with The Absolute, and she brings up the Jericho Appreciation Society throw down the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet challenge. Starks sorta got what he asked for, so what’s the plan? Starks says, “I can tell you it wasn’t a plan for us to match here,” in reference to his shirt and her whole ensemble both being a light khaki. But Starks admits he puts his foot in his mouth, something he’s known to do around here. But that’s okay, because if that is how Starks gets at Chris Jericho, then that is what he’s going to do. If that is the way to beat Jericho, to get out of the “Web of Jericho” that he has entangled himself in, that is what Starks will do.

“I am no stranger to having the deck stacked against me, because I always find a way. Parker, Daddy Magic, Sammy, Danny, it doesn’t matter. Because in El Paso, Texas, I am gonna to prove exactly why I am Absolute. And when I do get my way, Chris, I am going to embarrass you. And I am going to beat you, again.” Starks is ready for everything the JAS is going to throw at him, but will that still get him the win?


Team Triple J speaks.

Jay Lethal tells the others, “Right now, we are riding high. But the Screen Actors Guild and AEW, they’re trying to rain on our parade by distorting on the camera Sonjay’s Golden Globe. I tell you what, just like last week, when we embarrassed the Best Friends and Danhausen, we proved that in the ring, we can’t be matched! And I bet right now, Paul Walter Hauser is sitting at home without a Golden Globe, wishing that he had better friends.” Jeff Jarrett says, “I bet Mr. Walter Hauser wishes he never ever stepped foot in the Kia Forum! Because what happened the last time? I bet he’s wishing he never went on The Late Late Show with James Corden!”

But Best Friends respond!

Danhausen is upset that he got smashed in the head with a Grammy! No, it was a Golden Globe. But keep going, this is good energy. Yes! Danhausen was “decimating” their giant, Satnam Singh, and then he was caught off guard by a GOLDEN GLOBE! That was bad. So YOU will be cursed if it happens again! It shouldn’t happen again, right? It shouldn’t. Danhausen says it WON’T happen again! But when and where will we see the sequel to this showdown of friends and enemies?


Swerve Strickland w/ Mogul Affiliates VS Brian Pillman Jr!

For whatever reason, second generation wrestlers get on Swerve’s nerves. He can’t get after The Natural just yet, but he’s settling for #FlyinBrian41 here tonight! Will BPJ use his homefield advantage to stop the Mogul? Or will Dayton be “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!”

The bell rings and Swerve circles with BPJ. They tie up, go around, and BPJ powers Swerve to a corner. Swerve pushes back and wrenches to a wristlock. BPJ rolls, cartwheels, handsprings and headstands, but Swerve pushes him down to turn BPJ over to a ghost pin! TWO, BPJ gets up but Swerve is after him. BPJ whips Swerve to a corner, Swerve goes up and over and O’Conner Rolls, then Eddy Gordo RANAS, but BPJ rolls through to stand back up. Fans cheer the technical exchange. BPJ and Swerve tie up again, Swerve pulls BPJ’s hair and puts him in the corner. BPJ turns things around, and he swings, only for Swerve to duck.

Swerve whips BPJ but BPJ rolls, handsprings and kangaroo kicks! Swerve checks his nose while fans rally up. Swerve runs in, BPJ dodges, things speed up and BPJ hurdles to drop. Swerve handsprings over, things keep moving, but BPJ steps on Swerve! Fans fire up as BPJ asks, “Whose House?” “BRIAN’S HOUSE!” But Swerve takes off his necklace to wrap around his fist as he ROCKS BPJ with a sucker punch! Fans boo, Swerve whips, but BPJ reverses and DROPKICKS! Swerve bails out, BPJ builds speed, and fans fire up as BPJ WRECKS Swerve with a dropkick! BPJ hurries away from Trench & Boudreaux while Rampage goes picture in picture.

BPJ grins while Swerve is furious. Boudreaux & Trench help Swerve stand up. BPJ talks some smack but Swerve has his guys stand down. Swerve goes up the steps and into the ring, and he ties up with BPJ. Swerve kicks BPJ, ROCKS him with a right, then swings, but misses in the corner! BPJ CHOPS, ROCKS, and wrenches before he whips corner to corner. BPJ runs in to clothesline, CHOP, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! BPJ rallies the fans while Swerve grits his teeth. BPJ storms up but Swerve gets around to JAM the leg! BPJ falls over and clutches the knee while Swerve taunts Dayton.

Swerve stands on BPJ’s leg, throws down fists, then kicks him around. Swerve stands BPJ up, BPJ throws hands, but Swerve KICKS the leg out! Swerve goes to the corner, goes up, and he taunts the fans before the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve swaggers and smirks at all the fans before he goes back to BPJ. Swerve kicks the leg, grinds an arm, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns as BJP and Swerve fire forearm after forearm at each other! BPJ CHOPS, CHOPS, then SLAPS! Swerve staggers, BPJ grabs at him, but Swerve brushes that away to ROCK BPJ with a haymaker! BPJ staggers to a corner, Swerve storms over, but he blocks a boot! Swerve brings BPJ out, slips around that leg and hits a BACKBREAKER! BPJ staggers, Swerve SLAPS him, but BPJ SUPERKICKS! And LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Swerve survives but BPJ fires up! Fans rally as BPJ fireman’s carries. Swerve fights free, and he SLAPS away on BPJ’s back. BPJ snapmares, Swerve blocks the superkick and he mule kicks the bad leg!

Swerve aims from the corner as BPJ clutches his knee. BPJ stands but the bad leg gives out! And then the HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO!?! BPJ survives and Swerve is fuming! Dayton fires up but Swerve drags BPJ up. Swerve bumps BPJ off buckles, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. BPJ throws body shots in return, then climbs up to HOTSHOT Swerve away! Trench distracts BPJ, BPJ runs him off, and the ref is busy with Trench, allowing Boudreaux to trip BPJ up! Fans boo, but Swerve hurries to go out after BPJ and drag him up! Fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!

Swerve hurries up a corner and BPJ sits up, for the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, Swerve wins!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

Mogul Affiliates comes through for their leader, Swerve takes out a second generation star! #HoodiesUp, and the big men stand Swerve up. Trench feeds BPJ to Boudreaux’s LARIAT! Then Swerve brings out the necklace, but here comes DUSTIN RHODES! The Natural has a TURNBUCKLE CROSSBAR! Dustin uses that to run off Mogul Affiliates, but this war has only just begun. Will Dustin prove to Swerve that being second generation doesn’t make him better, but that being better makes him better?


The House of Black speaks.

Malakai says, “There was a saying that reads, ‘Assumptions are a poison that create unrealistic expectations.’ And what is the poison that you people created? The assumption that Eddie Kingston was going to join the House. No, the House does not want Eddie, and Eddie does not want The House. The House did what it always does, and what its mission has been since the beginning: prove that every human being on this planet, no matter how true of heart, is corruptible. And it takes the smallest push into the right direction to peel off the layers of virtue and let that venom of hate grow.

“There is no forgiveness for people like you and me, Eddie. And like Cain did to Abel, you do what you can’t help but do, because it is your nature. It is the balance of who you are in this world. Because no man is ever truly…” The Mad King has begun his descent, will there be no going back now that he has begun to #FadeToBlack?


Saraya & Toni Storm VS The Renegade Sisters!

Speaking of a descent, the Revolution and the Lightning have stooped to shocking lows as of late, all in the name of showing the AEW homegrown talent that they, the outsiders, know what is best for business. But will they continue to do whatever they want to the AEW Women’s Division? Or will Charlette & Robyn be just the renegades to fight The Revolution?

The teams sort out and after a rock-paper-scissors game that goes nowhere, Robyn steps up to Storm. Storm doesn’t seem to take Robyn seriously but Robyn eggs her on. Robyn and Storm tie up, go around, and end up against ropes, in a corner, and then to more ropes. Storm lets off to pie face Robyn. Robyn ROCKS Storm! And again, and again, and then she CHOPS! Robyn whips, Storm reverses but Robyn ducks, only to run into Storm’s THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she drags Robyn up. Storm puts Robyn in the ropes, CHOKES Robyn, then argues with the ref so Saraya can CHOKE Robyn, too!

The fans boo as Saraya fires off knees on Robyn! Storm sucker punches Charlette! Storm runs to HIP ATTACK Robyn off the apron! Fans are torn while Robyn lands on the floor. Storm and Saraya bring Robyn up to RAM her into steel steps! And then into the railing! The ref has to keep Charlette back, and Saraya says Charlette is crazy! Storm drags Robyn up and puts her in the ring to then drag her over. Tag to Saraya, they mug Robyn, and Saraya short arm LARIATS! And again! And again! Fans boo but Saraya smiles and soaks it all up. Saraya drags Robyn up, tells fans to shut up, but Robyn waistlocks.

Saraya elbows free, whips Robyn to a corner, SHINING WIZARD! Fans boo but Saraya just revels in it. Saraya snapmares and SHINING WIZARDS again! Cover, TWO!! Robyn survives but Saraya drags Robyn up. Robyn RAMS Saraya into a corner, but it’s the enemy corner! Storm tags in, she and Saraya mug Robyn, and then Storm snap suplexes Robyn down! Cover, TWO! Robyn is hanging tough but Storm clamps on a full nelson. Fans rally as Robyn endures and fights up. Storm thrashes Robyn around, but Robyn fights up and breaks the nelson! Only for Storm to throw her down by her hair! Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Storm just scowls.

Storm kicks Robyn around, toying with her, but Robyn gets mad. Robyn ROCKS Storm! Robyn eggs Storm on so Storm hits back! Robyn ROCKS, CHOPS and repeat! Storm swing, Robyn dodges and ENZIGURIS! Fans fire up as both women are down! Storm a nd Robyn crawl, hot tag to Charlette! Charlette rallies on Storm and Saraya! SPLASH in the corner! Charlette rallies the fans with “GET! YOU! SOME!” Charlette runs in, but Storm SHOTGUNS her down! Charlette flounders to a corner, Storm runs in, SWEET HIP MUSIC! Storm brings Charlette up for Saraya to YAKUZA KICK! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm & Saraya win!

Winners: Saraya & Toni Storm, by pinfall

The outsiders win, but they’re not done! Saraya brings out cans of spray paint! Toni CLOBBERS Robyn, Saraya chases the ref out of the ring, and they start spraying the Renegades! They put big green L’s on the Renegades, will they continue to hand out those L’s to the AEW Women’s Division?


Adam Cole speaks.

“There is nothing that I love more than professional wrestling. And I have worked harder every single day than I ever have in my entire life. Because for me, I thought my dream was dead. And when your dreams die, your hope dies. I never, ever lost hope, because I refused to let anybody or anything stand in my way of getting back inside that squared circle. And I have no idea who my first opponent will be when I return, but I can promise you this: You are going to get the best damn pro-wrestler on the planet. And his name…” ADAM COLE, BAYBAY! AEW Revolution is the target, will Adam Cole make it all about the boom?


Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.

The World’s Strongest Man says, “Before former ROH Champion, Rush, faces Bryan Danielson this Wednesday, he will face former ROH Champion, Christopher Daniels tonight on Rampage.” The Fallen Angel tells El Toro Blanco, “Your reputation precedes you, but I am not intimidated by reputation. And I’m not a stepping stone for anyone, Rush.” But Rush tells Daniels, “You have never faced anybody like Rush.” Rush continues on in Spanish, then says in English, “Just remember: if you mess with the bull, you get the horns.” Mark Henry then says, “It’s TIME! For the main event!” Will Rush be rolling into El Paso and his battle with the American Dragon? Or will this be the rise of the Fallen Angel?

Rush w/ La Faccion Ingobernable VS Christopher Daniels!

The bell rings and fans rally for the Fallen Angel. Daniels and Rush circle, tie up, and Daniels waistlocks. Rush switches, Daniels switches back but Rush sits. Daniels holds on for a moment but Rush switches back. They stand, Daniels shifts to hit a headlock takeover. Rush headscissors, Daniels pries free to trip Rush to a cover, ONE! The two stand off and fans cheer. Rush and Daniels reset to circle again. They tie up, Rush wrenches and YANKS the arm, then wrenches to CLUB the arm. Rush YANKS the arm but Daniels uses ropes to flip through and arm-drag Rush away! Rush stands up, sidesteps, but Daniels blocks the hip toss!

Daniels tries but now Rush blocks the hip toss. Rush swings but Daniels blocks the haymaker to hit a NECKBREAKER! Daniels then CLOBBERS Rush! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Daniels drags Rush up and CLUBS him. Daniels whips Rush to ropes to calf kick him out! Daniels then builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Daniels drags Rush up and into the ring, hurries up the corner, but Jose distracts! Daniels AX HANDLES Jose down! But Rush DECKS Daniels with a sucker punch! Daniels flops out of the ring and Rush distracts the ref so “Perro Peligroso” can attack! Preston Vance holds up the Ingobernables fist, then he POSTS Daniels! Vance even CHOKES Daniels with the stolen masks of luchadors Vance has beaten outside of AEW! Vance gets away with all this as Rush goes out after Daniels. But then Vance distracts the ref so that Rush can beat down Daniels! Rush drags Daniels around the way to throw him into railing!

Rush throws knee after knee into Daniels against the railing while Jose hurries to get the bright green cable! Rush throws down fists, Jose throws the cable over, and Rush holds it up. Rush then gathers some slack, to LASH Daniels! And then CHOKE him with it! Daniels can only cough and sputter because Vance is still in the ref’s face! Rush lets Daniels go, then drags him up to put him in the ring. Jose gives Rush some water to refresh himself, then Jose shows off just one of the many fat stacks MJF gave LFI on Dynamite. Rush uses the fat stack to fan himself off, then gives it to Vance. Rush then gets in the ring to CHOP Daniels!

Rush whips Daniels corner to corner, runs in and clotheslines! Then he sits Daniels down to rain down forearms! The ref reprimands and counts, Rush lets off at 4. Jose beats the apron like a drum and Rush runs corner to corner, to fake Daniels out on the Bull’s Horns! Daniels lets his guard down, and Rush KICKS him in the face! Daniels clutches his jaw while Rush rolls back to tranquilo. Rush then drags Daniels up to throw him out, and of course Vance is right on Daniels! Vance CHOPS Daniels while Rush distracts the ref. Vance puts Daniels back in, Rush stands on Daniels with a cocky cover, ONE!

Rush is annoyed but he stomps away on Daniels. Rampage returns to single picture as Rush pretends to take Daniels’ head and kicks it into the crowd. But then he KICKS Daniels in the side! Daniels goes to the apron, fans boo, but Rush kicks him to the floor. Rush again distracts the ref, and Vance uses the fat stack of cash to SLAP Daniels! Vance then makes it rain on Daniels, and stands him up to CHOP him down! Fans boo as Jose also makes it rain on Daniels. Vance puts Daniels in the ring, Rush drags Daniels up and throws body shots. Rush tosses Daniels back out, and then “apologizes” to the ref as a way to distract him!

Jose and Vance stand Daniels up, Jose chicken wings Daniels’ arms, and Vance runs in. Daniels moves, the BOOT takes out Jose! Fans fire up, Vance is shocked, and Daniels POSTS Vance! Daniels throws Jose into the ring then goes around the way. Rush is distracted by his assistant being where he shouldn’t be, and Daniels slips in to roll Rush up! TWO!! Rush escapes, but Daniels baits him into the corner. Daniels dodges, ENZIGURIS, and fans fire up! Rush staggers, Daniels runs in and LARIATS Rush! And CHOPS! And wrenches to a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Daniels fires back up!

Daniels drags Rush up, CLUBS him again and again, then runs, but Rush follows! CHOP! CHOP! But Daniels swings! Rush dodge to SUPERKICK! Rush roars, swings, but into a fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! But into a KOJI KLUTCH!! Rush endures, Vance drags Rush’s leg to the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo but Daniels lets Rush go all the same. Daniels knows it was that damn dog, but Rush rolls Daniels up! WITH TIGHTS! TWO, and Rush swings again, but into the URENAGE! Daniels points to the corner and fans fire up! Daniels goes up, for the BEST MOONSAULT EVER onto knees!!

Rush OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Daniels into the corner! Rush makes sure Daniels sits up, and then he stomps away with both feet! Fans boo, Rush stomps around then runs corner to corner, BULL’S HORNS!! Cover, Rush wins!

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

Though it was a valiant effort, Christopher Daniels fought a 3v1 the entire time, he had no chance of winning out. Will Bryan Danielson also have no chance against those odds? Or will the American Dragon find a way to slay El Toro Blanco?

My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage here. The trios titles opening was quite the surprise, but it was a great match. The Firm looked good, but of course they also had the story of Ethan stealing the spotlight from his own teammates every chance he could. As such, The Elite win, and now we’re going to get a stacked episode of Dynamite. The trios titles, the tag titles, and eliminator matches for the women’s world title and men’s world title. Of those, I’m fairly confident The Elite retain their titles, that would only be their second defense and they have got to be heading to AEW Revolution with these belts. No idea who they’d face then, though.

Plenty of good promos again. Starks responding to the JAS gauntlet didn’t necessarily add anything, he’s of course going to find his way through. Malakai’s promo was equally good but it effectively established what’s going on with the story of House of Black and Eddie Kingston. Triple J and Best Friends are definitely going to have another match, and as I said before, I hope Paul Walter Hauser gets involved to avenge Triple J stealing his Golden Globe. And great new promo from Cole, though it doesn’t necessarily add anything more. Cole is surely going to be part of the Revolution card, and whoever he faces is going to put Cole over but in a very good match.

Really good match out of Swerve VS BPJ, but of course that as a Heel leading a faction, Swerve wins because his guys help out. But it also made sense for Dustin to show up and run the Mogul Affiliates off. As I sensed on Dynamite, Dustin is surely going to team up with BPJ and Brock Anderson against Mogul Affiliates in a Six Man Tag. And as AEW seems to struggle establishing new team names, I’m assuming Brian Pillman Jr. and Brock Anderson are gonna be “Lineage” (stylized LineAGE) as a sort of AEW version of Legacy. I say that cuz LineAGE was on BPJ’s tights. Dustin can also join LineAGE if he wants, and maybe LineAGE can get going in the Trios Division.

The Renegade Sisters got a good showing against Storm & Saraya, but of course they also lost to Storm & Saraya. And I suddenly had inspiration seeing Saraya & Storm spray paint big green L’s on the Renegades. Will Saraya & Storm be like The Outsiders, Nash & Hall, and they get an NWO moment at Revolution? The “third woman” will be someone who is currently Face and seems like they’re on AEW’s side. It probably won’t be Shida, she doesn’t seem to like how Saraya & Storm are going. But with Saraya & Storm wearing green and using green paint, and Ruby Soho having green hair, I wonder if Ruby is pushed to the point where she ends up seeing things Saraya’s way.

Still disappointing that Mark Henry’s segment is being trimmed down more and more, but I’m thinking it’s to give more time to the main event match. But this main event was a great main event, even though I just knew Daniels would lose. Rush VS Bryan will be great stuff, and I am sure Bryan will look close to losing because of Jose and Vance getting involved, but surely Bryan will find a way to win.

My Score: 8.6/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/1/23)

Dynamite is No Holds Barred!



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Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?

Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?


  • Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
  • The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and


Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!

The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?

Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!

They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!

The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!

Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!

Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!

Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!

Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!

Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!

Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.

Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!

Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?

Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.

Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?


AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!

Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?


Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.

Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.

Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?


The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!

The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”

Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?

The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”

“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!

Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”

The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?


Backstage interview with Jack Perry.

Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?


Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!

Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?

The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.

Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!

Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!

Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!

Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!

Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?


Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”

Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.

And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?


The Elite speak.

Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.

“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.

So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!

Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?


Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!

In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!

Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.

Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!

Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.

Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!

Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!

Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!

Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!

Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!

Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?


Mogul Affiliates speak.

Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”

Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?


BREAKING NEWS for next week!

February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…

Backstage interview with LFI.

Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!

MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.

MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?


AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!

Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?

The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.

Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!

Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!

Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!

Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?


Backstage interview with Britt Baker.

Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.

Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?


AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!

The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?

The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!

Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.

Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.

Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!

Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.

Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!

Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”

Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!

Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?

My Thoughts:

This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.

Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.

Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.

We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.

It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.

The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.

And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.

My Score: 9/10

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