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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/10/21)

Long Island is on a Rampage!

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The AEW World Tag Team Championship fight will be settled!

FTR claims they were cheated, but they’re ones to talk. Will the Lucha Brothers hold onto the AEW World Tag Team Champions on a Rampage?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; The Lucha Brothers win and retain the titles.
  • Six Woman Tag: Penelope Ford, The Bunny & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Ruby Soho, Tay Conti & Anna Jay; Ford, Bunny & Nyla win.
  • Hook VS Fuego Del Sol; Hook wins.
  • Adam Cole w/ Bobby Fish & The Young Bucks VS Wheeler Yuta w/ The Best Friends; Cole wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!

Rampage opens with a red hot rematch from Full Gear, that Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler accuse Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix of cheating to win! Will “the greatest luchador tag team” avenge that loss and become double champions? Or will the Lucha Brothers instead exact their own justice on the team that stole the AAA Tag Team Championships?

The teams are already in the ring, the introductions are made, and the AEW belts are raised. It’s time to see who are the TRUE top guys in AEW!

Fans chant for “CERO! MIEDO!” as Dax and Fenix start. They circle, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Dax hits the takeover, Fenix headscissors but Dax kips out. They circle again as fans cheer, and Fenix baits Dax for a toehold. Dax stays up, floats to a facelock but Fenix slips out to get the arm. Dax fights up, rolls Fenix, ONE! Fenix and Dax knuckle lock, Dax rolls and wrenches to wrangle Fenix. Fenix kips up, reaches out but Dax keeps Fenix from Penta. Cash gets in, Fenix kicks him and uses him to flip and arm-drag Dax away! ROLLING KICK for Cash, CHOP and knuckle lock for Dax! Cash rushes in, Fenix jumps over him then mule kicks him down!

Fenix goes to the corner, up and up and jumps around to FLYING HEADSCISSOR ARM-DRAG COMBO! Fenix brings Dax up, tag to Penta. Lucha Bros double whip, body shot and KICK, then they coordinate, alley-oop SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dax bails out to regroup with Tully and Cash and talk this out. Penta wants Dax to come back but Dax glares at fans. Dax gets up, gets in, tags Cash, and Cash circles with Penta, mirroring the strut. But Penta takes off the glove, ducks Cash and rolls him up! TWO, Penta gets the arms for a Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Penta throws the glove to Cash to then SUPERKICK him down! Cash is dazed but the fans fire up!

“Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” Penta KICKS and CHOPS and CHOPS again! Penta headlocks, Cash powers him to the FTR corner and Dax tags in. Cash powers out of the headlock, Fenix tags in, Penta runs Dax over! Penta baits Cash in, Fenix CROSSBODIES! Cash bails out, Fenix goes out after him, but Dax gives him an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Dax puts Fenix in to cover, TWO! Dax drags Fenix up, puts him against ropes and chokes! The ref counts, Dax lets off, but Cash and Tully choke Fenix now! The fans boo but FTR gets away with that and Dax snapmares Fenix. Tag to Cash, FTR coordinates, assisted LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!

FTR grows frustrated but Dax tags in. FTR drags Fenix up to mug him. Dax drags Fenix into a chinlock, Fenix fights for his corner but Dax DECKS him! Then he DECKS Penta! Dax goes to the corner, climbs up top, but Fenix somersaults to SHORYUKEN! Fenix GAMANGIRIS Cash, goes to the corner, jumps up and SUPER STEINERS! Both men are down and fans are fired up as AEW goes picture in picture!

A standing count begins, it climbs to 5 of 10 but Cash tags in. Cash gets between Fenix and his corner and dropkicks him down! Cash soaks up the heat, drags Fenix over and bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS Fenix, stands on him at the ropes, but lets off at 4. Dax gets a cheap shot in, Cash tags him in, and Dax drags Fenix up to reel him into a cobra twist. Fenix endures, Cash helps add leverage! FTR gets away with that again, and then they link up a second time! The ref still misses it, and Cash tags in as Rampage returns to single picture. Fenix fights out of the double team, but FTR double back suplex. Fenix land son his feet and leaps, but into a toss!

Fenix dodges, Dax gets buckles! Fenix dodges Cash, hot tag to Penta! SLINGBLADE for Cash! SLINGBLADE for Dax! Penta gets Dax up to whip, but Dax reverses, only for Penta to go up and over and BACKSTABBER! But Cash rolls Penta up, TWO!! Cash fireman’s carries, Penta fights free and shoves but leaps into a powerslam only to make it a cradle! TWO!! Cash gets up, Penta pump handles, MADE IN JAPAN! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Penta is shocked! Fans fire up as Penta gets Cash back up. Tag to Fenix, Fenix climbs and Penta reels Cash in, but Tully is on the apron! Fenix hops down to get in Tully’s face. Fenix blocks Tully’s punch, and DECKS the legend!

Fans lose their minds, Cash rushes over but Fenix GAMANGIRIS! Dax tags in, Fenix leaps over him to DOUBLE KNEE Cash! Fenix fires off forearms, somersault SUPER PUNCH! Then JUMPING SOBAT to Cash! Fenix runs at Dax again, goes up but Dax catches him to an Electric Chair, SLINGSHOT LIGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous and Dax drags Fenix up. Fenix blocks the suplex, knees free, but Dax tries again. Fenix slips out, waistlocks, O’Conner Roll, TWO!! Fenix blocks Cash’s belt shot! The ref gets in the middle of the tug-o-war, BELT SHOT to Dax by accident!! Fenix shrugs and shouts out Latino Heat!

Fenix goes to a corner, fans are thunderous for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Tightrope walk KICK to Cash! Fenix is on another corner, FROG SPLASH into the belt!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives and Dax can’t believe it! Fans love “A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” Tag to Cash, FTR drags Fenix up to double whip to a corner. Fenix BOOTS Cash back, then ROCKS Dax! Fenix goes up and up and leaps, INTO THE BIG RIG!! Cover, Penta LEAPS and BREAKS IT IN TIME!! Tully can’t believe it but fans are going nuts as all four men are down! The standing count reaches 5 of 10 but the teams regroup. Penta gets Fenix to the corner and tags himself in as FTR stands.

The Lucha Brothers stare down FTR, and FTR throw haymakers! The Lucha Brothers CHOP back! Haymaker for haymaker, forearm for forearm, Cash kicks Penta down. Dax ROCKS Fenix, but Fenix rebounds, somersaults and CUTTERS! Fenix gets up to somersault at Cash, but into Cash’s Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cash gets Penta up, but Penta back drops him! Then reels him in to tuck the arms! Cash fights out so Penta CLUBS him down. Cash shoves Penta at the ropes but Penta hops to sunset flip! Cash rebounds off ropes to jackknife but Penta makes that the package! Fenix is up top, LB FEAR FACTOR! Fenix DIVES to take out Dax! Penta covers, the Lucha Brothers win!!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Justice for Lucha Brothers! They hold onto the AEW titles, who will be next on their list to face?

 

Six Woman Tag: Penelope Ford, The Bunny & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Ruby Soho, Tay Conti & Anna Jay!

With the Native Beast and the Runaway set to face off in the TBS Championship Tournament, the Superbad Girl and her crazy friend want to secure their promised title shots against Nyla. Will that start here tonight in Long Island? Or will Tay-Jay make sure Ruby has momentum going into the semifinals?

The trios sort out and Conti starts against Nyla. Nyla wants Ruby and Ruby wants in, so Nyla grabs Conti’s hair. Conti breaks free, Nyla shoves her down, but Conti gets up! Nyla knees low, CLUBS Conti, then tags in Bunny so they can mug Conti. Bunny talks trash, but Conti shoves her away. Bunny rushes in but into drop sayanagi after drop sayanagi, then a wrench and swinging FACEBUSTER! ROUNDHOUSE! And then Conti whips Bunny into the corner. Conti runs in to back elbow, then tag to Jay. Tay whips Jay in to elbow Bunny! Tag to Ruby, Jay whips Ruby in to back elbow! Tag to Conti, she runs side to side while Ruby traps Bunny, and Conti BOOTS Bunny down!

Monkey flip to a cover, TWO, but Conti has a guillotine on Bunny! Bunny fights up, wrenches out, and she CHOPS Conti! Bunny whips, Vickie is there to swipe at Conti, and then Bunny DECKS Conti! Ford BOOTS Conti at the ropes, then tags in to HOTSHOT Conti! Ford fireman’s carries but Conti fights off! Ford doges Conti’s boot to BOOT Conti! Cover, TWO! Ford drags Conti over, tags in Nyla, and they mug Conti. Nyla uppercuts Conti, tags Bunny, and they mug Conti. Bunny taunts Jay and Ruby, stomps Conti’s arm, then stalks her to a corner. Vickie laughs at Conti’s pain as Bunny throws forearms. Bunny brings Conti around, Conti throws body shots back!

Bunny CLUBS Conti down, argues with the ref, and Bunny whips Conti to ropes. Conti ducks and dodges to ROCK Bunny! Conti and Bunny run, DOUBLE FACEBUSTERS take both women down! A standing count starts and fans rally up! Conti and Bunny crawl, hot tags to Ruby and Ford! Ruby rallies on the Superbad Girl, blocks a boot to KNEE back and SUPERKICK! ENZIGURI! Ford staggers into an STO! Cover, TWO! Ruby drags Ford up, wrenches and reels her in, but Ford rakes the eyes to deny the suplex! Tag to Nyla and she CLOBBERS Ruby as AEW goes picture in picture!

Nyla drags Ruby to center for a LEG DROP! Nyla drags Ruby up, wraps on a bearhug and squeezes tight! Ruby endures, throws elbows, and gets free! But Nyla HEADBUTTS Ruby down! Nyla drags Ruby up to bump her off boots from Bunny & Ford. Tag to Ford, she rolls, taunts Tay0Jay then handspring back elbows Ruby! Tag to Bunny, sweep the legs, and Bunny SLIDING FOREARMS Ruby in the corner, laughing all the way! Cover, TWO! Ford drags Ruby up to bump her off buckles. Tag to Nyla, they mug Ruby and Nyla RAMS her shoulder in again and again! Nyla hoists Ruby up to SPINEBUSTER! Nyla stands over Ruby before sitting down for the cover, TWO!

Nyla clamps onto Ruby’s arm and fish hooks her face! The ref reprimands, Nyla lets off and keeps on the shoulder. Nyla even stands on Ruby’s other hand! Ruby endures so Nyla drags her up and two-hand SLAMS her down! Nyla kicks Ruby to ropes, chokes her even, then lets off as the ref counts. Bunny chokes Ruby while Nyla distracts the ref! Nyla drags Ruby up, but Ruby blocks the buckle bump! Ruby fights out of the corner but Nyla just CLUBS her to the other corner. Nyla runs in but but Ruby dodges! Ruby then dumps Nyla out! Bunny runs in, Ruby throws her out, but Nyla returns to fireman’s carry! Ruby fights out, reaches, but Nyla YANKS her away from Tay-Jay!

Nyla runs at Ruby but she ducks the clothesline! Ruby rolls to hot tag Jay! Jay ducks, dodges and BOOTS Nyla, then wrenches to DANGEROUS HOOK KICK! And then another! AEW returns to single picture as Jay fires off forearms and whips corner to corner, only for Nyla to reverse. Jay dodges Nyla to back elbow, FOREARM, then run. Nyla runs in, Jay sunset flips, but she avoids the sit-down! Jay runs to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jay drags Nyla up into the QUEENSLAYER! Bunny SUPERKICKS Jay! Conti spins Bunny for a TAY K O! Nyla gets Conti with a NECKBREAKER! Ruby wrenches Nyla’s arm, NO FUTURE KCIK! Ford HEEL KICKS Ruby!

Jay kicks Ford and reels her in, snap suplex! But Vickie gives Bunny the brass knuckles! The ref is busy with Ford and Ruby, Jay gets up to get the BRASS FIST! Conti TACKLES Bunny and they scrap out of the ring! Nyla drags Jay up, reels her in, BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla and team win!

Winners: Nyla Rose, Penelope Ford & The Bunny, by pinfall

They didn’t take out Ruby, but they did take down Number 99! Will this be the momentum Nyla needs to run through the Runaway and into the finals?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Darby Allin & Sting.

AEW Holiday Bash is in two weeks, December 22nd, AEW goes to the Greensboro Coliseum for the first time ever. That was the building where Sting won his first world title ever, hasn’t been back since- Wait, FTR attacks!? They and Tully mug Sting, but Darby comes around to CLOBBER Dax! The brawling continues but that’s still 3v2! Cash THROWS Darby into a garage door, Tully LOW BLOWS Sting! “One more time, Sting.” Is that a warning from the legend that he and Sting settle this once and for all in Greensboro?

 

Hook VS Fuego Del Sol!

After Dante Martin swerved them in the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Team Taz has had enough! They’re finally unleashing their “secret weapon” upon AEW! Will the Son of Taz put out the Fire of the Sun, then come for Angel Dorado?

The bell rings and Long Island fires up for Hook as he and Fuego circle. They approach, tie up, and Hook wrenches, hammerlocks, trips Fuego and gets the facelock. Fuego fights up, Hook switches around, slips through all the holds and hits a BIG takeover. Fuego gets to the ropes but Hook lets off the facelock at 4. Hook gets in the ref’s face, but Fuego rolls him up! TWO, Hook shoots in to drop sayanagi! Hook manhandles Fuego, rolls through, DEEP STF!! Fuego throws elbows to get free but Hook RIDGE HAND CHOPS! Hook bumps Fuego off buckles, fires off heavy body shots and a headbutt! Hook whips but Fuego reverses to bump Hook off buckles!

Fuego whips Hook, Hook flips through the hip toss to waistlock, crotch hold and SLAM! Fans are thunderous for Hook as Taz says that’s the “El Camino” plex. Hook gets Fuego up but Fuego dropkicks him to a corner! Fuego runs in and uppercuts! Fuego goes corner to corner to RAM his shoulder in! Fuego soaks up the heat but Hook stops the tornado to TOSS Fuego! And LARIAT! Fans are loving Hook and Taz is loving it, too! Hook paces, then drags Fuego up. Hook clinches for a head-n-arm triangle SUPLEX! “The Handsome Devil” fish hooks Fuego’s nose to throw clubbing crossface forearms! The mask gets moved around, Hook body scissors, clubs and KATAHACHIME!! Fuego taps, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission

Hook had his hooks in and that was all Fuego could do to survive! Team Taz just served some #REDRUM, will Hook make sure Dante gets a mouthful of it?

 

Mark Henry talks with our main eventers.

He asks Adam Cole and his group about the return of Trent on Dynamite, so how do they expect to handle Wheeler Yuta and all of the reunited Best Friends? Cole sarcastically says, “My God, can you believe it? The Best Friends, they’re back together. They’re complete. I mean, Trent’s back.” Matt Jackson says Trent looks stupid with that haircut. And why does Rocky Romero have an eyepatch? Does he have pink eye? Cole says the Best Friends will never be on The Elite’s level. Though, Wheeler Yuta has potential. He’s just around the wrong crew. Cole promises to whoop his ass in front of all his best friends.

Yuta goes to respond but Trent speaks up first. Since he saved the day on Wednesday and he’s back, shouldn’t the promo be about him? Orange Cassidy says hold on. Tonight is about Yuta. And Cole, don’t take him so lightly. Yuta can surprise you, BAYBAY. Hey, that’s Cole’s catchphrase! You can’t do that! The Elite gets riled up but Henry says keep it under control. We’ve had enough talk, it’s time for the main event! Will the Panama City Playboy be the one getting played by The Decoder?

Adam Cole w/ Bobby Fish & The Young Bucks VS Wheeler Yuta w/ The Best Friends!

Rampage returns and the Elite make their entrance. Then Yuta and the Best Friends make their entrance, then the bell rings. They circle, tie up, and Cole powers Yuta to a corner. The ref counts, Cole pie faces but Yuta fires a forearm! Cole hits back, they brawl, Cole gets the edge and sits Yuta down in the corner. Cole whips Yuta to ropes to CLOBBER him with an elbow! Cole paces, drags Yuta up but Yuta drop steps, baits Cole, goes up then under but Cole avoids the dropkick to La Magistrol! But Yuta blocks it part way, TWO! Yuta dropkicks Cole to the corner! Yuta then runs in, into a SUPERKICK!

Cole sneers and drags Yuta up to fire forearms. Cole wrenches Yuta, whips him corner to corner hard and Yuta bounces off buckles! Cole flexes, has Yuta up in the corner and throws body shots. Cole throws more forearms, the ref counts, Yuta elbows back! Yuta goes up and CROSSBODIES, but FLOPS as Cole dodges! Cole grins and he drags Yuta up. Cole snap suplexes then takes time to talk trash to the Best Friends. Cole drags Yuta up, snapmares, and then mocks Orange Cassidy with the “devastating” kicks. Cole brings Yuta up but Yuta rolls him up, TWO! Yuta gets the arm, rolling to the ghost pin, TWO! Cole BOOTS Yuta down!

Cole JAMS his knee into Yuta’s back, and again, then clamps on a neck wrench. Yuta endures, Cole ELBOWS Yuta in the shoulder. Cole drags Yuta up, fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cole dusts off his hands and listens to his friends about how to further bully Yuta. Cole throws Yuta out to the Best Friends and then dares Cassidy to do something. Cassidy takes his sunglasses while Chuck Taylor checks on Yuta. Trent watches the Bucks closely, Cassidy stares Cole down. Fans rally up for Yuta and Cole brings him up on the apron. Yuta HOTSHOTS Cole, then runs in at the corner, but Cole fakes him out to mule kick the leg!

Cole hops up the corner, but Yuta denies the Panama Sunrise and sits on it! TWO, Yuta back elbows! Yuta goes up, fakes Cole out then CROSSBODIES! Both men are down and fans rally up! Yuta gets up, dodges Cole and dropkicks him down! Then atomic drop, ENZIGURI, and Yuta runs in to FOREARM SMASH! He pushes Cole out, goes up top, and FLYING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Yuta fires up and fans rally. Yuta waistlocks, Cole blocks and PELES! Yuta rewinds, ducks around and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! The Elite panic but the Best Friends rally for Yuta as he climbs! Cole ROCKS Yuta with a forearm first!

Cole climbs up, but Yuta blocks the superplex and throws body shots! Yuta fires forearms, Cole falls down! Yuta leaps, Cole gets under, Yuta comes back to spin and torture rack, INCOLLE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Yuta hurries to a corner and climbs back up! FLYING SPLASH onto knees!! Cole SUPERKICKS, then he sits Yuta up while staring Cassidy down. Cole brings down the kneepad, aims at Cassidy but gives the BOOM to Yuta! Cover, Cole wins!

Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall

The Elite is relieved, Cole just sent a message to Cassidy. Best Friends get in the ring to protect Yuta and now there’s a standoff between the factions. Bobby Fish drags Trent out to ROUNDHOUSE him down! The rest of the Elite mugs the Best Friends, Cutler uses his cold spray on Yuta’s face! Cole stands on Cassidy’s neck, the Bucks throw Chuck out! Then they throw Rocky out! And then they throw Yuta out! The Bucks mug Cassidy, and set him up for Cole as Cole climbs! PANAMA LOW BLOW for Freshly Squeezed! The Elite kicks Cassidy out, and they drag Trent in! Fans boo but the Super Kliq has Trent set up for the TRIPLE B T E TRIGGER!!! Trent just got back, but did the Elite just send him back to the shelf?


My Thoughts:

A great Rampage, especially with four matches. The AEW World Tag Team Championship opening was a little bit of a surprise but what an awesome match. I figured Lucha Brothers would retain, it would be too much for FTR to become the first-ever two-time AEW World Tag Team Champions on top of double tag champions. There are a lot of teams that still need to challenge for the belts, and could become first-time champions before two-time champions are crowned. But FTR moves on to settle things with Sting & Darby, that is going to be a really good much for AEW Holiday Bash 2021. The Six Woman Tag was really good, and the Heels winning surely means Ruby wins in the tournament.

Hook had a great debut, and I like that Taz was there to give really good play by play, knowing a lot of move names that most I just couldn’t keep up with. Hook of course wins, fans in Long Island loved him, and I have a feeling he’s going to have an awesome match against Dante Martin in the near future. Then we got a very good main event out of Cole VS Yuta, but I figured Cole would win. We’re definitely getting Cole VS Cassidy, maybe for the Holiday Bash, and after tonight, we’ll definitely see Best Friends, Trent & Chuck, return to tag team action against the Young Bucks.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (5/28/22)

A special Dark before Double or Nothing!

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AEW Dark 2

AEW deals a five card stud!

Before going Double or Nothing, AEW has a special episode of Dark! Will Darby Allin be rolling into his grudge match with Kyle O’Reilly?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Anna Jay VS Sandra Moone; wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Adriel Noctis, Gregory Sharpe & Matt Brannigan; win(s).
  • Six Woman Tag: Riho, Yuka Sakazaki & Skye Blue VS Nyla Rose, Diamante & Emi Sakura; win.
  • Six Man Tag: Death Triangle VS The Factory; wins.
  • Darby Allin VS Brandon Cutler; wins.

QUICK NOTES

Decent looking card here as another pre-PPV special. Anna will get a good win here as the warm-up for Jade Cargill and the TBS Championship. Obviously the House of Black and Death Triangle will get wins in their tune-ups before facing each other, and of course Darby will win not just because he’s facing Kyle O’Reilly soon, but because it’s Brandon Cutler. That match that could go either way is the Six Woman match, with a lot of fan favorites and strong competitors in the division.


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (5/27/22)

The Young Bucks are on a Rampage!

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Time to pregame before the SUPERKICK, PARTAAAY~!

Before going Double or Nothing with the Hardy Boyz in Las Vegas, The Young Bucks are in action on another early edition of Rampage!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bryan Danielson VS Matt Sydal; Bryan wins.
  • The Young Bucks VS Jon Cruz & Taylor Rust; The Young Bucks wins.
  • Max Caster VS Dante Martin; Dante wins.
  • Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament: Ruby Soho VS Kris Statlander; Soho wins and advances to the finals.

PLAY BY PLAY

Bryan Danielson VS Matt Sydal!

The American Dragon had a scary spill just last week, but he looks just fine now. Will he kick Sydal’s head in to prove to the Jericho Appreciation Society he’s more than ready for Anarchy in the Arena? Or will Sydal’s third eye see an opening to exploit?

The bell rings and fans are already thunderous for “A E DUB!” as the two men stare down. Bryan and Sydal circle, they tie up, and Bryan arm-drags Sydal. Fans fire up more as Regal on commentary assures us, Bryan is in great shape. Bryan and Sydal tie up with knuckle locks, they go shoulder to shoulder, but Bryan gets a forearm shot in! Bryan then drops back, gets the arm, spins Sydal to a headlock, and he grinds Sydal down. Sydal endures, but Bryan throws a palm strike! Sydal endures as Bryan shifts to a cravat, Bryan snapmares and drops a knee on his head! Fans fire up and Bryan backs off.

Sydal and Bryan circle again, the two feel things out, and fans rally up. Sydal shoot sin, cravats but Bryan shove shim away. Sydal comes back for a flying-mare! Bryan stays back and shakes his head. Bryan hops up to his feet and the two circle again. They tie up, Bryan waistlocks, full nelsons and he drags Sydal down. Sydal endures, fights up and fans rally again. Sydal pries free but Bryan gets him for a BACKBREAKER! Sydal goes to ropes but Bryan brings him up to EuroUpper! Bryan has Sydal in the corner, brings him out to EuroUpper again! And again! Bryan gets the leg, turns Sydal over, and he hooks up the legs.

Sydal reaches out but Bryan grabs as the shoulders. Sydal resists so Bryan fishhooks his face! The ref counts, Bryan lets go, and rolls forward to get the head! Bryan fires off forearms then lets off, “Who’s the best?!” Fans fire up because it’s him! Bryan headlocks, but Sydal endures. Sydal powers out but Bryan runs him over! Fans fire up as things sped up, Sydal hurdles and WHEEL KICKS! Fans fire up more as Sydal stomps and STANDING MARIPOSAS! Rampage goes picture in picture as Sydal covers, TWO! Sydal keeps cool and he KICKS Bryan in the side. Bryan gets up but Sydal throws knees. Bryan throws knees back!

Bryan has Sydal on the ropes, ROCKS him with forearms and uppercuts, then brings Sydal around to hang him out to dry! Sydal is stuck up top, Bryan KICKS him for good measure. Bryan goes to the corner, climbs up, and he FLYING KNEE DROPS! Bryan paces around Sydal then clamps on a cravat. Sydal endures, Rampage returns to single picture, but Bryan snapmares him down to drop another knee! Cover, TWO! Sydal growls but Bryan clamps onto him for another snapmare. Sydal handsprings through to JUMP KNEE! And SOBAT! Fans fire up while both men are down, Regal says Sydal should capitalize!

But too late, Bryan gives back more EuroUppers! Sydal KICKS, CHOPS and CHOPS again! Sydal fires off forearms, whips, but Bryan reverses. Sydal WHEEL- NO, Bryan catches the kick to pop Sydal up, but Sydal RANAS! Cover, TWO! Sydal fires up and so do the fans, Sydal KICKS Bryan’s leg, then KICKS it again! Bryan shoves Sydal, but Sydal QUESTION MARK KICKS! Cover, TWO! Sydal hurries up top as fans rally, but Bryan ROCKS him first! Bryan gets up after Sydal and underhooks the arms. Sydal fights free, throws forearm sand he sends Bryan down! METEORA!! But into a HALF CRAB!! Bryan has the leg, Sydal endures, but Bryan steps over to get a deep angle!

Sydal still endures and he fights around! Bryan shifts to HEEL HOOK! But Sydal scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up as Sydal is let go, and Bryan snarls. Bryan KICKS Sydal, and KICKS again! KICK after KICK and Sydal flounders. Fans fire up and Bryan soaks it in. Bryan has Sydal in a corner, HEADBUTTS him, then hoists him up top backwards. Bryan climbs up behind Sydal, fans fire up as he brings Sydal up, but Sydal throws down elbows. Bryan CLUBS Sydal back, brings Sydal back up, but Sydal SUPER SUNET POWERBOMBS! DEEP stack, TWO!!! Bryan narrowly escapes and fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!”

Sydal and Bryan throws shots back and forth, Sydal gets the edge, but Bryan EuroUppers again and again! Sydal spins one to a backslide, TWO! JUMP KNEE! Bryan wobbles, but he ducks the next kick to BUSAIKU KNEE! Bryan then sits Sydal up, for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Bryan hits Sydal again and again then gets the DRAGON GUILLOTINE!! Sydal is OUT, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

Regal thanks commentary for having him again, and the American Dragon is on fire! Will he, Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz all get their revenge on the Jericho Appreciation Society?

 

The Hardy Boyz are- Wait.

That’s not Matt & Jeff, that’s Matt and Nick! The Young Bucks are taking that comment about being Hardy Boyz cosplayers to heart! And then they bring out Gangrel!? Sadly, Brandon Cutler is stuck as Lita.

The Young Bucks VS ???

Matt & Nick Jackson are taking on Matt & Jeff Hardy for Double or Nothing in a battle of brothers as well as generation defining tag teams. But will the Bucks be able to take this all seriously while mocking the Hardys? Or will Jon Cruz & Taylor Rust be the ones with the last laugh tonight?

The teams sort out and Nick starts against Cruz. They circle, tie up, and Nick headlocks. Cruz powers out, Nick runs him over, then mocks Jeff’s dance. Things speed up, Cruz leaps but into an atomic drop! Nick triops Cruz and uses the leg splitting leg drop and basement dropkick! Tag to Matt, Nick DECKS Rust, and Matt puts Cruz in the corner. The Bucks set up, POETRY IN MOTION! Fans fire up for the picture perfect recreation! Matt scoop SLAMS Cruz, goes up top, and with the V1 fingers, Matt goes to the second rope. Tag to Nick, he gets Cruz up and now the V1 fingers! Elbow drop! Nick tags Matt back in and they bring Cruz up.

Double back suplex but Cruz lands out! Tag to Rust! Rust dropkicks Nick, dodges Matt and kitchen sink knees! Sobat and SCISSOR KICK on Matt! Rust runs, but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The Bucks show their true colors, but Cruz tags in! He punches the Bucks, goes up top, but the Bucks get clear to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Matt gets Cruz up, and he hits a TWIST OF FATE! Tag to Nick, he throws off the shirt and goes up top, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, the Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

It seems anything the Hardys can do, the Bucks can do better! But then they attack Gangrel! Seems he is part of them making an example to the Hardys! They get Gangrel down, but the REAL Hardys appear! “DELETE! DELETE!” The Bucks stand their ground as they stare down the Hardys, but they run into kicks! Cutler attacks! But then they turn their attention to him. Gangrel kicks Cutler and hits the IMPALER! And then a TWIST OF FATE from the real Matt Hardy! SWANTON BOMB for the real Jeff Hardy! Gangrel makes up with his old friends, but will the Hardys be able to DELETE the Elite?

 

Darby Allin speaks.

“It wasn’t Adam Cole, it wasn’t Bobby Fish. It wasn’t the Young Bucks, it was you, Kyle O’Reilly. It was you who took out sting.” Darby wants a fight at Double or Nothing with Kyle, or else he’ll interfere with Cole’s match, the Young Bucks’ match, and he’ll just make that night a living hell. So let’s make it official: Darby Allin VS Kyle O’Reilly, Double or Nothing. Will #KillerKyle accept the Relentless One’s challenge?

 

Max Caster w Gunn Club VS Dante Martin!

Platinum Max and Angel Dorado faced off on the very first episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, and now here, just after AEW turns three years old, they meet again! But will it be a repeat of history? Or will Dante show how much he’s improved since that day? Caster has a rap, of course. “Acclaimed ‘n’ the Gunns, we the new hot thing. Dante’s out of the break, already in the ring. I’ma bend your knees like the shmoney dance. Man, you couldn’t get laid at the bunny ranch! Your girl told me that you such a bitch. I’ma put you on the shelf like your brother is! Top Flight’s ’bout to crash, boy! You getting beat by Acclaimed and the Ass Boys!”

Austin says they talked about this, don’t use that name. “LOS ANGELES!” No, VEGAS, stupid! Oh, right. LAS ANGE- NO!! Bowens gets the mic and says, LAS VEGAAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! But Dante springboards and takes out Caster & said Ass Boys! But then Billy Gunn CLOBBERS Dante and RAMS him into the steps! Billy then helps Caster get in the ring so this match can start. The ref reprimands and EJECTS rest of the club! Bowens can’t believe it, and Dante rolls Caster up! TWO!! Dante springs up but Caster KICKS the leg out! Caster stomps the leg again and again, then covers. ONE, but Caster hurries to get Dante back up.

Caster has the leg, Dante CLUBS him down, throws forearms then KICKS! Dante whips, Caster reverses and CLOBBERS Dante, to then GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Cover, ONE!! Rampage goes picture in picture as Caster stalks Dante. Caster drags Dante up but Dante throws body shots. Caster grabs hair! Dante knees low, runs up the corner, and leaps, but into Caster’s arms! Caster SLAMS Dante down, gets the leg and ties him up, FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK! Dante endures and reaches out, fans rally up, and Dante works to turn it over! Dante turns the leglock! Caster endures, but he gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref undoes the hold, Dante storms over but Caster trips him! Caster SMASHES the knee into the mat, then wraps Dante up with a leg inside the chinlock!

Dante endures so Caster shifts to focus on an arm. Dante fights up, Caster CLUBS him down. Caster whips Dante to the apron but Dante ROCKS him back. Dante springboards, but Caster BOOTS him down! Caster drags Dante in and snap suplexes! Caster covers, ONE, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns, Cater back hands then back suplexes Dante! Caster goes up the corner fast, aims and MIC- NOPE! Caster has to land on his feet as Dante moves! Dante elbows Caster, sunset flips, TWO! Caster gets the leg, steps through again but Dante kicks him away to O’Conner Roll on the rebound! TWO, and Dante springs up and over! Dante jumps over again, CLOBBERS Caster, and starts to rally! Fans fire up and Dante runs at the corner, but is put on the apron. Dante KICKS Caster, goes up top, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dante hurries to the apron, fans fire up but Caster blocks the gamangiri. Dante HOTSHOTS, then resets! NOSEDIVE!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall

Dante avenges his loss on Elevation! Will this help Dante fly to the top of the ranks in the near future?

 

AEW looks closely at the Owen Hart Cup Men’s Finals.

Samoa Joe says that when it comes to facing someone like Adam Cole, you must take everything into account. Cole says he is in the finals with a man he truly admires. People look at the legacy Joe has left on this great sport and Cole finds himself where he has to beat that legacy. Cole says he is a world-class pro-wrestler, he ill be a franchise player for AEW for years to come, and it all starts with these finals! After Cole beats Joe and wins the Owen Hart Tournament, the world will remember Adam Cole BAYBAY. But Joe says as the ROH World Television Champion, Cole’s time is near.

 

The Men of the Year and Dan Lambert are in the ring.

Lambert says we live in crazy times, and there are very few things we can count on in this world. Death, taxes, and if you have bad acne, and a girlfriend whose CM Punk merch shirt is two sizes bigger than yours, you’re an AEW fan! If you need anything in the world of combat sports, come see Dynamite Dan. That’s what Scorpio did when he needed a new TNT Championship belt. These usually take six months to handcraft, but Dan called his buddy Ron at Red Leather Belts, and not only did he put this together in less than a week, but this is a masterpiece truly worthy of Scorpio Sky, LA’s favorite champion.

Ethan does the honors, and it is a GOLD strap with purple ribbon! The TNT Champion honors the Black Mamba, and Ethan says that now that Sky has a belt to match his talent, we can all finally be finished with the trash known as Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti! But speaking of, they and Frankie Kazarian are back on the tron. They hate to interrupt the celebration, but here is breaking news! A break in at the American Top Team HQ! Luckily, they’re on the scene! They bust in, keep people from calling authorities, and they see the trophies. They’ll take some of those. Oh hey, the “participation trophy” TNT belt! Kaz wants that belt!

Sammy says hold on, there’s something better. The BMF Championship! That is one of a kind and beautiful. You thinking what he’s thinking? Kaz sure hopes not. SamTay say they’ll “celebrate” with this belt. Sammy SMASHES the case open and they grab the BMF belt! And a few other belts, too. If Men of the Year want all these back, they’ll be in Vegas on Sunday. And bring VanZant, too. BMF: Be Mad, Fellas. Scorpio is FURIOUS! This has gone on way too long! If they want their mixed trios match, then those three scumbags against the Men of the Year & PAIGE VANZANT is happening!

But here’s the kicker: If MOTY win, then Sammy and Frankie are BARRED from challenging for the TNT Championship! They’ve been begging for this ass kicking a long time, and they’ll get it at Double or Nothing! And after that, they are DONE! But now that SamTay & the Heavy Metal Rebel have the match they wanted, will they get the revenge they wanted, too?

 

Mark Henry speaks tonight’s main eventers.

He starts with Ruby about what this tournament means to her. These last couple of months, Ruby’s been doubting herself, second guessing herself, losing the confidence she had when she arrived in AEW. Then she earned her shot in this tournament. This could be a turning point in her career, even if she has to beat her friend and whatever version of herself she’s bringing to the ring. Kris says that it seems everyone “needs” to win this. But Ruby needs to understand Kris has been here since day one, and what does she have to shown for it? No title, a blown out knee, and a back-up plan to the prestigious tournament. And all her friends have turned on her.

So Ruby needs to understand Kris isn’t letting this get away from her like all the other opportunities. No one, not friend or enemy, can stop her! Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will the Runaway’s destination be Double or Nothing? Or will Statlander’s new form take the form of an Owen Hart Cup finalist?

Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament: Ruby Soho VS Kris Statlander!

The bell rings and fans fire up as the two circle and tie up. Kris headlocks, hits the takeover, but Ruby keeps her shoulders up. Ruby headscissors, squeezes tight, but Kris kips free. Ruby sweeps, Kris kips up and sweeps back! Ruby rushes after the bad leg but Kris has the ropes. The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and fans are dueling hard. The two tie up, Kris headlocks but Ruby powers up to power out. Kris runs Ruby over and fans fire up. Kris runs, Ruby drops then shoots in to waistlock. Kris throws Ruby off and flexes! Things speed up again, Kris runs Ruby over, covers, ONE! Kris drags Ruby up to wrench and whip to the corner.

Ruby goes up and over, shows a punch, but she pulls it back! Kris gets in Ruby’s face about literally pulling punches, and the two tie up again. Kris monkey flips but Ruby comes back to wheelbarrow and arm-drag! Ruby runs in at the corner, Kris dodges but Ruby FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Kris blocks the next arm-drag to ROCK Ruby with a forearm! Ruby KICKS the leg, Kris CLOBBERS Ruby! Fans fire up while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Kris glares at Ruby, drags her up, and suplexes. Kris holds Ruby up for a count of 10, then 20, before the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Kris drags Ruby up, wraps on a chinlock then makes it a cobra clutch! Ruby endures, fights up, throws body shots, and runs, into Kris’ arms! Kris SLAMS Ruby down, then SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Kris grows annoyed but she rallies the fans up. Kris drags Ruby up, scoops, but Ruby slips out to roll Kris up! TWO, and Kris scoops Ruby to SLAM her again! Kris drags Ruby up, brings her around, but Ruby turns back suplex into CROSSBODY! Ruby bounces off and the ref starts a standing count.

Kris sits up at 3, Ruby follows at 4, and they go after each other at 5 with forearms. Ruby ROCKS Kris, Kris ROCKS Ruby, and back again! They stand, throw more forearms, then Ruby HEADBUTTS! Ruby runs, but the monkey flip is bounced off the ropes! Ruby tries a DDT but Kris throws her off! Ruby comes back, into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Rampage returns to single picture as fans rally up. Kris whips Ruby to a corner and uppercuts! Kris then fireman’s carries Ruby up the ropes! Ruby fights with elbows, slips around and SUPER STEINERS! Kris flounders, Ruby runs, but into a POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!!

Kris can’t believe it! Ruby survives and she gets to ropes while fans fire up! Kris runs in at the corner but Ruby dodges! Kris’ bad arm hits buckles! She still fireman’s carries, “This is Awesome!” but the bad arm holds the trophy lift back! NO FUTURE! But Kris tumbles out of the ring! Ruby hurries to get Kris up but Kris is almost dead weight. Ruby gets Kris on her feet but Kris shoves her away. Kris puts Ruby on the apron but Ruby FLYING RANAS back! Ruby puts Kris in, hurries up the corner, but Kris rushes in! Ruby ROCKS Kris first, reels her in by the arm, TORNADO ARMBAR DDT!! Then KIMURA!!

Kris endures as Ruby cranks on the arm, and Kris reaches out for the ROPEBREAK! Ruby drags Kris up again, turns her, but no neckbreaker as Kris pushes free. Ruby goes up, but no Deadly Nightshade! Kris has the Electric Chair, but Ruby tries to bend back. No Poison-Rana, WHIPLASH INTO BUCKLES! O’Conner Roll, CHAOS THEORY!! And then the fisherman, DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Ruby survives and no one can believe it! Kris snarls, she drags Ruby up, and she CLOBBERS her point blank! Kris gets the legs and the arms, SPIDE- NO! Ruby kicks and kicks and kicks! Kris staggers, Ruby sweeps the legs! Oklahoma Roll, RUBY WINS!!

Winner: Ruby Soho, by pinfall (advances to the finals)

Tony Schiavone gets in the ring to interview the winner, but Britt Baker shows up first! She has a mic but Ruby tells everyone to cut the music. Britt can put the mic down. Everyone’s listened to Britt over and over, no one wants to listen to her anymore! Ruby gets it, the fans are upset she win. She did what she had to do to win the match. But Ruby needs to tell Britt something. Kris is Ruby’s friend, she loves and respects her, but look what she did. And Ruby hates Britt, so she’s gonna hurt her. Ruby has been telling Britt since Grand Slam that Britt has a receipt coming. Ruby’s cashing it in at Double or Nothing! Britt just smiles, but will she still be smiling after the Owen Hart Cup Women’s Finals?


My Thoughts:

A great episode here for Rampage, especially as a go-home. Great opening contest out of Bryan VS Sydal, wild to think that these guys only faced off once in ROH and missed each other in WWE, because this felt like they’d been going back and forth for years. Bryan wins, of course, for the momentum going into the Anarchy in the Arena 10 Man. Could be a sign that someone on Blackpool Combat Club & Friends is taking the loss to JAS. Great cosplay by the Bucks, that was a really fun match of them squashing Cruz and Rust. Also good to see Rust somewhere after WWE cut him way too soon, too. Great to see Gangrel, and of course the Hardys get their own bit. Bucks VS Hardys at Double or Nothing could go either way but I’m leaning towards Hardys.

They didn’t advertise Caster VS Dante but this was a great surprise. Obviously good stuff within the Acclaimed Gunn Club faction, and we got a very good match. Caster won the Elevation match they highlighted, Dante wins this one, maybe they’ll give this a tiebreaker match down the line. Scorpio Sky having a purple ‘n’ gold TNT belt is a great choice, and then an honestly genius move from SamTay & Kaz to steal some of the belts American Top Team “can’t replace.” A Mixed Trios is actually better than just 2v2, and I do like the stipulation of blocking Kaz and Sammy as contenders. It does give it away just a little that SamTay & Kaz win, but I bet Ethan takes the loss. PVZ isn’t being brought in to take the pin and no one is going to pin the TNT Champion unless it’s for the belt.

Great promo vignette from Cole and Joe, and I’m still leaning towards Cole winning. Great promos from Ruby and Kris going into their match, it really added to the fire in that main event, which was a great main event. Ruby using what Velvet told her was good story stuff, but I didn’t expect fans to boo it as hard as they did. Kris is a fan favorite, so maybe she comes around to get a title shot, like the TBS Championship after Jade beats Jay. I did like Ruby’s promo to end the show, shutting Britt up before she can begin. But Ruby being so adamant about getting that fire back, pretty sure she’s losing to Britt.

My Score: 8.6/10


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