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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/19/22)

A massive night for Dynamite!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

This could be one of the biggest Dynamites yet!

AEW arrives in Washington, DC as both the American Nightmare and Jon Moxley return! Plus, CM Punk takes on one more of MJF’s pawns!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Mixed Tag Match: Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander VS Adam Cole & Britt Baker; Cole & Baker win.
  • CM Punk VS Shawn Spears; Punk wins.
  • The House of Black VS The Varsity Blonds; The House of Black wins.
  • Lance Archer VS Frankie Kazarian; Archer wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Skye Blue; Deeb wins.
  • Sting & Darby Allin VS The Acclaimed; Sting & Darby win.

PLAY BY PLAY

JON MOXLEY heads to the ring!

DC goes nuts for the Maniac as he enters from the bleachers. Moxley throws his bottle of water to the crowd, kicks a trash can out of the way, then pushes through the railing to get to the ring. Mox gets the mic as fans chant his name, and then chant, “Welcome Back! Welcome Back!” Moxley throws off the jacket to then say, “Little while ago, I was asleep on a plane, it landed in some city I don’t know. And it woke me out of a dream, it was a bad dream. And I don’t remember anything about it, but I remember I was on the side of the road, on my hands and knees in the dirt, my face was bruised and cut up, and there was a black cloud, like a demon. The kind of demon that follows you around your whole life.” Everyone has these demons.

The cloud laughed at Moxley and told him that everything good in his life wasn’t supposed to be his. The cloud said, “Did you really think you were gonna make it out?” Then Moxley woke up before he could answer. No one gets through life unscathed. He has more scars on his body than the average person but that’s not important. The important scars are the ones on the inside that are harder to see. Sometimes you pretend the scars aren’t there, but those are the ones you should be proud of because those tell your story and make you the people that you are! No one is perfect, or else the world would be very boring.

So don’t be afraid to stand up in front of the world and bare it all! You should stand up, bare it all and say, “Hey! This is me!” But that said, there are people out there that want to write Moxley off, that doubt him. They’re not the first and they’re not the last. If you wanna doubt him, think what you wanna. He’ll tell you what he told the cloud, “Shove it up your ass!” So for everyone around the world who has had Mox’s back, he thanks you. Buckle up and get ready for a ride, baby! The year 2022, Mox is going on a pilgrimage to take the world of wrestling by the balls and do whatever he wants! Now more than ever, Jon Moxley is free!

And Mox will tell us this: He’s been to hell and back, it is rather liberating. No one can put him through something he hasn’t already been through, but he dares people to try. Cuz Mox is thirsty. Mox was dangerous before, but nowadays, all he drinks is blood! Who will be crazy enough to take on an invigorated and liberated Maniac?

 

MJF speaks.

“Last week as an abomination, an embarrassment to our great sport. When your hero, CM Punk, was powerbomb’d over and over again into what I can only assume is early-onset spinal stenosis, and what did he do? Instead of taking the loss on the chin like a man, he decided to take the easy way out. He decided to pull Wardlow in by his hair and by his tights and get a tainted pinfall victory. Granted, if Wardlow had a teeny tiny bit more seasoning, I’m sure he could’ve reversed it, but that’s not what I’m here to talk to you about today.”

MJF wants to apologize. Wait, really? Not only has Wardlow been a stellar employee, but a stellar friend for the better part of two years and two months. It is Wardlow’s birthday, so MJF’s gift is an apology for losing his cool. However, the big man put his hands on MJF. Frankly, that is not something MJF can allow, that is a bad precedent for AEW. As much as it pains MJF to do this, he’ll be docking Wardlow pay. Now, if he gets wins and qualifies for the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match to win MJF the TNT Championship, then MJF promises Wardlow that the money will go right back up. MJF believes in Wardlow, just as he does the greatest accountabilibuddy ever, Shawn Spears!

MJF believes Spears will give “PG Punk” that first L in AEW, and will show the world, and Wardlow, how to get the job done. And MJF will be on commentary to call all the action. Because Maxwell Jacob Friedman is better than you, and you know it. MJF pats Wardlow on the shoulder, but will Wardlow find a way to return his birthday present?

 

Mixed Tag Match: Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander VS Adam Cole & Britt Baker!

The beef between the Best Friends and the Super Ultra Mega Kliq is reaching a boiling point! Freshly Squeezed & The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien team together to take on the Panama City Playboy & The Dentist, will it be all about anything else than the Boom? Or will DC belong to Cole & Britt Baker, DMD?

The teams sort out, and it’s ladies first as Kris and Britt circle. But then Britt chickens out and tags Cole. Kris backs down, Cassidy steps in, but then Cole trolls Cassidy to tag Britt back in. Cassidy wants to throw hands but Britt dares him to break the rules. Cassidy considers it, and he shin kicks her! And again! And again! And again! But then she stomps his foot! Britt laughs, but Kris gets in and scoops her! To SLAM her! And to BOOP her! Things speed up, Kris blocks a kick to spin and scoop Britt again! Britt gets free, tag to Cole! Cassidy goes to a corner while Cole talks trash to Kris. Kris wants to punch Cole, but Cassidy climbs up, and Cassidy CROSSBODIES!

Cassidy speeds up, tilt-o-whirls but Cole blocks the DDT to shove and BOOT! Cole fireman’s carries, Cassidy slips out to shove and dodge to then tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cole bails out, fans fire up and Cassidy raises his hands. Britt gets in but Cassidy dodges, for Kris to kick and suplex! Cassidy and the fans rally up while Kris holds Britt, and then Cassidy “speeds up” to nudge them over! Fans fire up as Cassidy flexes! Kris also flexes, and then they both go to the apron. They raise their hands, Cassidy puts his in his pockets, and Kris PENDULUM MOONSAULTS! Cassidy FALLS onto Cole! Fans fire up as Cassidy takes a victory lap.

Cassidy and Kris regroup, and they HUG! GOT to give the people what they want! But then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS from Cole and Britt take them down! Then they kiss! Cole gives a thumbs up while Britt stomps Kris. Cole drags Cassidy up and POSTS him as AEW goes picture in picture!

Britt mocks Cassidy’s pockets while Cole puts Cassidy in the ring. Cole rains down fists on Cassidy, but he lets off to then soak up the cheers and jeers. Cole stalks Cassidy to a corner, drags him back up and ROCKS him with a big forearm. Cole then wrenches, whips corner to corner hard, and Cassidy bounces off buckles while Cole flexes. Cole drags Cassidy back up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cole sits Cassidy up and wraps on a chinlock. Cole grinds Cassidy down, Cassidy fights up, and Cassidy pries at he hold. Cassidy gets free, but runs into a back elbow! Cole then sits Cassidy up to rain down elbows into the shoulders and neck!

Cole wraps on a headscissor necklock and squeezes tight. Cassidy endures, pries at the hold but Cole clamps on tighter. Cassidy moves around, and around, and a little more, then he bounces and bounces to shake free! Cole is right after Cassidy with more fists! Cole looms over Cassidy and brings him up in the corner. Cole wrenches, whips, and Cassidy hits buckles hard again! AEW returns to single picture and Cole drags Cassidy up to whip the other way. Cassidy goes up and out then slingshots in, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! A standing count starts as both men crawl, hot tags to Britt and Kris!

Kris rallies on Britt, and hits an STO BACKBREAKER! Kris drags Britt up to whip her into a corner, and runs in to FOREARM! Kris runs side to side to blow snot on Cole, then runs back to KNEE Britt! Kris gets Britt up, BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Britt survives but Kris fires up and the fans are with her. Kris drags Britt up, reels her in, suplexes, but Britt slips out to ripcord. Kris ducks, Britt follows, arm-drags, lateral press to a backslide, TWO! Kris and Britt stand, Kris changes the hooks to Gory Especial! Britt flips off, kicks low, fisherman SCREW! Both women are down and fans fire up again!

Another standing count starts, Cassidy fires up and the fans rally with him. Britt and Kris crawl, hot tag to Cole! Cassidy jumps in and the haymakers start flying! Cassidy gets the edge, Cole wobbles, but Cole uses 52 Fake Out! Then he blows a kiss, but Cassidy blocks to spin Cole. Cole ENZIGURIS through! Cole suplexes, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE from Cassidy! Britt tags as Cassidy Alabama lifts. Britt saves Cole, to CURB STOMP Cassidy! But Kris BOOTS Britt! Scoop and SPINNING MICHINOKU! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives, but Kris drags her to a drop zone. Fans rally up as Kris climbs, but Cole shields Britt!

Kris decides whatever, AREA 451!! Tag to Cassidy, and he scoops Cole, BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO?!! Both men are down but fans are fired up! “This is Awesome!” as Cassidy stands. Cassidy grits his teeth, throws off his elbow pad, and he runs at Cole, only for Cole to bail out! So Cassidy builds speed to FLY, into a SUPERKICK! Cole tells fans to shut their mouths, and then he goes to the corner. Cole hops up and aims at Cassidy, but Kris throws Cassidy into the ring! Fans fire up as Cole grins, and he decides to go through with it! But then Britt SUPERKICKS Kris so he doesn’t have to. Britt hops on, DESTROYER on the ramp!!

Cole aims in the ring, PANAMA SUNRISE to Cassidy! Cover, TWO?!!? Cassidy survives and neither Cole nor Britt can believe it! But fans are loving “A E DUB!” Cole goes out and has the timekeeper clear out. Cole and Britt grab the table, bring it closer to ringside, and Cole goes in to fetch Cassidy. But Cassidy runs in, Cole dodges the Orange Punch! Cassidy bumps Britt off the apron and Britt falls through the table! Everyone is shocked, and Cole is furious! The ref is checking on Britt, Cole LOW BLOWS Cassidy, then brings down the knee pad! THE BOOM!! But the ref is still checking Britt! He finally gets in, counts, Cole and Britt win!

Winners: Adam Cole & Britt Baker, by pinfall

But Britt sure doesn’t feel like a winner after what happened. Cole pushes medics aside to check on Britt himself. Will the AEW Women’s World Champion still be alright after her and Cole’s idea almost cost them?

 

Backstage interview with the Inner Circle.

Namely, it is Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz. Alex Marvez brings up how Eddie Kingston got injured last week at the hands of Daniel Garcia & 2point0. But next week, that trio faces this trio 3v3. Jericho doesn’t really care about Kingston, and says Kingston can GFY. But as for 2point0 and Garcia- Ortiz stops Jericho there, and says with all due respect, Jericho may not like Kingston, but Ortiz & Santana do. So tread carefully talking about him. And another thing. Santana knows Kingston said some truth last week. Maybe Jericho is why Proud ‘n’ Powerful aren’t the AEW World Tag Team Champions.

Everyone from The Elite to the Pinnacle and now Garcia & 2point0, Santana & Ortiz have been fighting Jericho’s battles. When has Jericho had their back? Every week! No, no, no. When did Jericho truly have their back? Maybe next week, Santana & Ortiz can prove they don’t need Jericho to win. “Maybe next week we’ll focus more on us, instead of this. Feel me?” Jericho says he doesn’t feel that. But other than that, Jericho is at a loss for words. Is the Inner Circle falling apart at the seams?

 

Backstage interview with Adam Cole.

Alex Marvez points out the pyrrhic victory Cole & Britt got, but Cole tells him to leave. Cole says Orange Cassidy has been a thorn in Cole’s side for far too long. And then he goes and puts his hands on Cole’s girlfriend! Cole has done everything, beating Cassidy in singles and a mixed tag match! What more does he have to do? But then Cole realized, with next week being AEW Beach Break, instead of Cassidy being a thorn in Cole’s side, Cole will destroy him! Cole proposes Cole VS Cassidy an ANYTHING GOES, LIGHTS OUT MATCH!! Cole can’t stand to look at Cassidy’s stupid face anymore, so it’s time to end Cassidy’s pathetic career!

Will the Panama City Playboy no longer be playing games when he looks to crush Freshly Squeezed?

 

AEW shares CM Punk’s comments after last week’s Dynamite.

“Spears, huh? Okay.” Spears himself said that who he is is obvious, but what he is is much harder to explain. The Chair Man is who MJF sends to make sure a message is understood. Spears doesn’t play within the lines, there will be no warning and he’ll never apologize. Punk says Spears is the last guy in the way of Punk VS MJF. MJF is running out of bodies and luck, and before MJF knows it, he’ll have no choice but to get in the ring with Punk, at a time and in a place he really won’t want to.

CM Punk VS Shawn Spears!

The Best in the World more or less survived The Pinnacle’s War Dog, but a win is a win. However, will The Chair Man finish off what’s left of Punk so that MJF no longer has to fear him? Or is this last pawn going to be cleared out so that Punk can put MJF in checkmate?

But after Punk makes his entrance, MJF makes his to join commentary, just as promised. The bell rings and Punk gets Spears right away for a spin, fireman’s carry, and G T S!! Cover, Punk wins!!!

Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall

MJF is pissed! He barely got to say a word on commentary, and also his supposed ace in the hole looks more like a joker! But then MJF slithers in as Punk celebrates, only for Punk to be ready. MJF steps back and tries to laugh this off, but then Punk gets him by his scarf! MJF ducks out to run away, but Punk knows how close he came to making contact. Will MJF have no choice but to

 

The Gunn Club took control of a camera.

Billy Gunn is there to see Christian Cage walking up. Billy gives Captain Charisma a hard time over showing up late and making Billy wait. Christian says it’s good to see him, too. But Billy gets to business by bringing up how his boys, Austin & Colten, are ranked in the top five tag teams. And he thinks it’s about time they get a shot at the tag titles that Christian’s boys, Jurassic Express, hold. Is that what he thinks? Okay. Well here’s the thing. There is no doubting the talent Austin & Colten have. They have Billy’s genes! They’re big, strong, fast. But when the lights were brightest, Billy could never get that big win. And the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Maybe when they make a statement.

Billy keeps Christian from walking away, but Christian pushes him. So Colten CLOBBERS him from outta nowhere! Billy tells Christian he doesn’t know who he’s talking to, and then he THROWS Christian into a garage door! Austin & Colten drag Christian up to SLAM him into the garage door together! “Statement made.” But what will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus have in response?

 

Cody Rhodes is here!

The American Nightmare rises up from below the stage, holding onto his AEW TNT Championship belt. The Go Big Show gets a plug in picture in picture while he goes to the ring. Cody fires up, kisses the belt, then takes his time going around the ring to soak up all the cheers and jeers of DC. Cody then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a LADDER! Well this certainly has to do with the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match returning, as Cody gets some help getting the ladder in the ring. Cody stands the very tall ladder up and then shows off the belt a little more. AEW then returns to single picture as Cody gets a mic.

Fans are torn, but Cody asks what they wanna talk about. He’s reminded from that last match about a man who once sat on a stage just like that, looked in a ring just like this, and he gave one of the most important addresses in the history of this sport. It inspired thousands of would-be wrestlers, mobilized literally millions of fans, and it was the first hint of a revolution. Cody of course means CM Punk and his pipe bomb. Cody was told to save this promo, but he doesn’t know when he’ll get a better chance so he’ll say it now. In that interview, the first whiff of a revolution, Punk laid out a road map and listed things that for him, for Cody, were taboo.

Things like going to NJPW, working with ROH, and ultimately teaming with The Young Bucks. As destiny would have it, as fate would have it, Punk was unable to do it, but Punk would join… The anti-Cody fans chant STFU while the pro-Cody fans boo them down. Cody says that Punk would eventually wind up here in what Pro-Wrestling Illustrated called The Comeback of the Year. But if they’re all being honest, seeing all the Punk shirts, this is the comeback of the decade, and we are all living it and loving it. Fans cheer that sentiment. But Cody says in Punk’s absence, someone did do each and every one of those things he listed. That someone was Cody!

Cody carried every ounce of empty monopoly sentiment on his shoulders, held every grain of the revolution in his hands, and each and every one of the fans cheered! Cody asks us if we want to know why he won’t “turn Heel.” It is because the fans cheered when Cody needed it the most! When his song opens with, “Wrestling has more than one royal family,” Cody is talking of himself and all of us. “People talk about the Forbidden Door. It’s a proper noun. It’s vernacular. But if you are an industry journalist who covers what we do and you disagree with anything that I say here tonight, you’re not a journalist.

“As this generation likes to say, check the receipt, check the dates. Before there was a Forbidden Door, I was the one who built it!” Fans are torn again but there are plenty who agree. Cody says he is gone for just two weeks, and he sees that the Young Bucks almost started a Wednesday Night War all over again. Cody knows reDRagon graduated hip toss class with flying colors, but Cody doesn’t need to see The Bucks beat developmentals more than once. And then Cody’s friend, Ricky Starks, gets into a tiff with Jay Lethal? “Word to the wise, the Lethal Injection is the one cutter in the business that people don’t kick out of. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

“And then one of the most talented wrestlers on the planet you’re gonna see later, Malakai Black.” Fans really cheer here. Cody says “A guy who hung two losses on my name, and everybody knows I hate to lose. A man who needed no help, added insult to injury by getting help, in the form of just this… size and speed and strength. And I know we’re not in the business of renaming people like Gunner McGillabuddy or whatever the hell it is. But not just speed and strength, balls. Because if you come to AEW and you call yourself Brody, you’ve got balls.” Cody will let us find out in 8 years what a mistake it was for when that kid shows up.

But speaking of Brodie Lee, and of Darby, of Miro, and of the TNT Champion, Sammy Guevara… This is a lineage of men, of champions, who taught us what we were taught against, what we were conditioned for 20 years, that any title that doesn’t have the word “world” in it is a secondary belt. But there are no secondary belts here. The only reason it’d be secondary is because right now, there’s two. Cody says it is clear what we’re going to do. Cody looks to the ladder. He knows Tony Khan has sent a contract in the mail to Cody and Sammy, and maybe not the contract Cody wanted, wink wink nudge nudge.

“But Sammy, at this point… Beach Break, two titles, one champion.” Cody starts climbing the ladder and asks what Sammy says to that. Cody reaches the top, holds up the belt, and it is clear that before the Face of the Revolution, AEW might be going old school! Who will be the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion?

 

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Jade Cargill, Mark Sterling, Anna Jay and John Silver.

Silver is flexing but the TBS Champion has issued an open challenge for her title. And one of the top ranked women in AEW, Anna Jay, has stepped up! Does Number 99 have what it takes to win? But Mark Sterling speaks up, saying probably not. Jade is undefeated at 24-0, but is thrilled to accept the challenge. Oh, 24-0? Well, Silver says Anna’s got 24 inch pythons, and is ranked #2! Then she’ll be the ONE that beats Jade for the title! Cuz Anna hungy! Anna tells Jade herself that there is a dark side to Anna Jay. She wrapped barbed wire around her arm just to win a match. She will do whatever it takes to win. Will Jade?

Jade says okay. But Anna needs to understand who Jade is, and where they are. This is #ThatBitchShow! Will a storm be coming for Anna Jay? Or will the Queenslayer dethrone the undefeated champion?

 

The House of Black VS The Varsity Blonds!

Malakai and Brody have reunited, and they’re ready to revolutionize through wreaking havoc! Will the current PWG Tag Team Champions crush all hope left inside Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr?

The teams sort out, Griff starts against King and the two tie up. They go around, King puts Griff in the corner and Malakai tags in. Griff headlocks but Malakai powers out to CLBOBER Griff with an elbow! Malakai fires off hands in the corner, snapmares and wraps on a chinlock, but Griff gets up. King tags in, Malakai powers out to BOOT Griff, and King runs Griff over! King snarls, drags Griff up but Griff JAWBREAKERS! Malakai grabs Griff but Griff elbows free. Griff escapes a scoop, tag to BPJ! BPJ ROCKS King, but he’s second guessing going to the air. King eggs him on but BPJ drops down. Griff tries to coach BPJ up, but King goes out to run in and CLOBBERS Griff into the steps!

BPJ gets in the ring, SUPERKICKS Malakai then runs, but King blocks the dropkick to RAM BPJ into apron! King stalks BPJ, waistlocks and deadlifts, but BPJ fights off the House of Black. Malakai KICKS BPJ’s haymaker away, King ROCKS BPJ then Malakai sweeps the legs. SENTON from King! Griff gets in, King CLOBBERS him! Malakai gets BPJ up, suplex into DANTE’S INFERNO!! cover, the House of Black wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

“The Kings of the Black Throne” just crushed the #4 ranked team in AEW! Malakai gets a mic to say, “Members of the House of Black! Please, rise.” But then PAC calls them out ont he titantron! Thanks to then, Pac has found new vision. A new purpose. And now he truly sees them. “Malakai, you are just the same as every other cretin in AEW: self-obsessed and power hungry. And it’s exhausting.” Malakai might have some spells up his sleeve, but The Bastard is beyond even his reach now. Incorruptible! This was the moment Malakai expected Pac to bow down and call him master? No. Pac is going to make a martyr of him. Pac was blind but now he sees! Will he return to tear down the House of Black brick by brick?

 

AEW hears from Jake the Snake and Hangman Page.

Dan Lambert stays quiet in the corner as Jake says, “The value of a man is shown when he’s under fire. But what you gotta think about, Cowboy, is who are you? Show us who you are! You’re the champ. You call yourself a cowboy, I bet you’re like Clint Eastwood, allergic to horses.” Hangman can’t believe they’re arguing about how much of a cowboy he is. Do you think Bob Orton spent 8 days on the road and then came home to herd cattle? Last week, Hangman said he wanted a challenger, and now it seems he has one. Jake says Archer does not wait in line anymore! Well if he wants a shot at the world title, come get one. But if he wants a fight, Hangman will bring one to them.

Jake the Snake says Hangman means nothing to them. But when it comes time, Hangman will bite the dust. And it’s time. Will the Murderhawk Monster end Hangman’s reign already? Or will everyone see some real cowboy s*it?

 

Backstage with the #CutlerCam.

But while Brandon is looking for the Young Bucks, Rocky Romero and Trent walk in! Roppongi Vice tell Cutler that this is their promo now! And Brandon better keep rolling or they’re gonna kick his ass! Trent tells Rocky to take it easy, The Elite is always bullying Brandon. Trent apologizes and asks if they can just do something real quick. Uh, sure. Thanks, man. So Rocky says week after week, Best Friends lose to The Elite, and it’s getting tired. Rocky just got back from Japan, getting nostalgic in the mountains of Tokyo. Remember that time they beat the Bucks for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag titles in the Tokyo Dome? Yeah! A few times. In front of 30K+ people!

So Rocky is thinking, RPG Vice are the guys to beat the Bucks. Easy! The challenge is put out for Rampage! RPG Vice, one more night! Okay, Brandon, you can turn off the stupid camera, they’re done. Trent cools Rocky off and says Brandon is doing great. Real pleasure working with him. Brandon says it was nice working with them, too. The Bucks are gonna kill him, though… Then turn the camera off!

 

Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake & Dan Lambert VS Frankie Kazarian!

The Murderhawk Monster got Hangman’s attention, and perhaps even a title match. But will the Heavy Metal Rebel prove Archer isn’t ready for such a big moment? Or will Kaz just be a very big stepping stone on the way to #PrettyPlatinum?

Archer DECKS Kaz the second he’s in reach, and then the bell rings! Archer gets on the corner to take off his shirt, offer it to the crowd, then throw it on the ground. Archer hops down and turns around, into Kaz’s forearms! Archer shoves Kaz away but Kaz comes back for more! Archer shoves Kaz again, Kaz dropkicks a leg out! Kaz ROCKS Archer, runs, but Archer follows to CLOBBER Kaz! Archer reels Kaz in for a short arm LARIAT! “This is MY house!” Archer stands Kaz up in a corner, and CHOPS him down! Kaz goes to another corner, fires off hands but Archer knees low and CLUBS away on Kaz’s back!

Archer stomps Kaz to ropes, stands on his head, but lets off as the ref counts. Archer lets off at 4, drags Kaz up and bumps him off buckles. Archer stomps Kaz, digs his boots in, but the ref counts. Archer lets off again, storms around, then stands Kaz up to ROCK him with a right! Archer brings Kaz over, throws a headlock punch, then has Kaz in the buckles. Archer digs his hands into Kaz’s face as he talks trash on Hangman’s “Cowboy bullshit.” Kaz hits back but Archer knees low. Archer suplex TOSSES Kaz! Kaz flounders up, hits back but Archer knees low and CLUBS Kaz down. Kaz grits his teeth and Archer tells fans to shut up.

Archer whips Kaz corner to corner, runs in but into an elbow! Kaz slips out, ducks one clothesline but Archer CLOBBERS Kaz with the other! Archer sneers as AEW goes picture in picture.

Archer fetches Kaz, glares at the fans, but Kaz CHOPS back. Archer doesn’t budge, Kaz throws a forearm, but Archer ROCKS him with the return. Archer chokes Kaz on the railing, and then he shots at a little girl in the front row! And then also her parents, possibly. Archer lets off on Kaz, brings him around, and POSTS him! Archer glares at fans talking trash on him, so he goes back to talking trash on the little girl. Archer follows Kaz, but Kaz SMASHES him with a cup of beer! And then fires off haymaker after haymaker! But Archer THROWS Kaz into the ring! Archer gets in, but Kaz CHOPS him! Archer doesn’t flinch, so Kaz CHOPS again! And again!

Archer swings, Kaz bobs ‘n’ weaves to throw more hands! Kaz runs, but into a DERAILER! Kaz flounders to the ramp side, but Archer just snarls and glares at the little girl. Archer drags Kaz up from the apron, chokes him on the ropes with a headlock, but lets off at 4. Archer runs side to side to DECK Kaz! The ref reprimands and Kaz sputters but Archer just soaks up the heat. Lambert is still scared of Archer, that wrath could target him again. Archer goes out but Kaz is right on him with fast hands! Archer THROWS Kaz back into the ring! Archer gets in, storm sup to Kaz and BOOTS him down! Archer stands on Kaz again but the ref counts. Archer lets off at 4 to glare at the ref.

AEW returns to single picture, Archer drags Kaz up by his ears, but Kaz pulls on the braided hair. Archer CHOPS Kaz in the corner, brings him around and asks the fans, “One more?” Fans want another, but Archer says F U and whips Kaz corner to corner hard! Kaz bounces off the buckles chest first, Lambert tells him he should just quit. Archer digs his knee into Kaz, talks trash at the little girl again, but lets off at 4. Fans call Archer a P O S but he doesn’t care. Archer CLUBS Kaz, Kaz throws a back elbow. Archer throws down another haymaker, then digs Kaz’s face into the mat, all while laughing.

Archer lets off at 4 to drag Kaz up and clamp on a choke grip. CHOKE- NO! Kaz slips out, ducks and dodges to ROCK Archer with forearms! Kaz whips but Archer blocks to reverse, but Kaz hits a FLYING FOREARM! Archer goes to a corner, but he catches Kaz and puts him in the corner for back elbows! Archer puts Kaz up top, brings him out, but Kaz fights the inverted crucifix! Kaz throws elbow after elbow, and even BITES Archer’s forehead! Lambert protests but Kaz BOOTS Archer! Kaz leaps to missile dropkick! Archer is down and fans fire up! Kaz runs to springboard, LEG DROP! Cover, ONE!!

Kaz is shocked but Archer goes to a corner. Kaz runs in to KNEE him in the back! Kaz wants the crossface but Archer pries free to ROCK him with a forearm! Choke grip, CHOKE SLAM!! Archer is fuming as he drags Kaz back up, ripcord and HELLACOASTER! Archer roars but fans boo, and Archer puts Kaz back up top. Archer inverted crucifix carries Kaz out, for the BLACKOUT!! Cover, Archer wins!

Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall

Kaz fought his heart out, but #EverbodyDies. Lambert celebrates, Schiavone gets in the ring to congratulate Archer. But what is this new business partnership? Lambert says they don’t need to understand. Just know that Hangman isn’t “old enough” for this. He wasn’t raised outside, drink water out of a hose, run home from the Rocky movie to tell dad that he wanted to be a boxer. No, Hangman and his friends played video games and stayed inside. They sipped Perrier out of a bottle, and saw the Toy Story movies made them wanna be dairy farmers, giving handies to cows to make soy milk to sell to Starbucks! Hangman is not mentally nor physically prepared for the monster, and Lambert will-

Actually, Archer snatches the mic so he can talk. “Enough of this cowboy bullshit. I’m gonna show you what I’m gonna do.” Archer gets a chair, tosses it aside, and then fetches Kaz. Archer throws Kaz out to the ramp, positions the chair, and then brings Kaz up. Archer says it’s okay, Kaz, it’ll be over soon. Choke grip, but here comes Hangman! Fans go nuts for the champ as he gets right in Archer’s face! And then SLAPS him! Archer ROCKS Hangman but a brawl ensues! Archer knees Hangman low, gets the chair, but Hangman uses his cowboy boot to CLOBBER Archer! Then he sets up, slingshot, but into a choke grip!

Hangman breaks free for elbow after elbow! Hangman clotheslines Archer out! Lambert keeps Archer from going back for more, the title match is coming! When and where will these bulls lock horns in the ring?

 

Backstage interview with Matt Sydal, Lee Moriarty & Dante Martin.

Alex Marvez says that not only did Dante recently settle a score with Team Taz by beating “Powerhouse” Hobbs, he also saved Sydal & Moriarty from an attack. And that’s because for months, while Darius has been out, Sydal has been like a brother to Dante. So Dante has Sydal’s and Moriarty’s backs against Team Taz. Moriarty tells Dante that he’s watched their back, and until Darius is back, they’ll do the same for him. Will these high-flyers take care of business?

Team Taz responds.

Ricky Starks has a headache as he asks, “Oh my God, Dante! How many brothers do you have, man?” But he’s what Starks realized about Dante: He has a baby brother complex. Dante thinks everyone around is his friend, is his brother. But no one is his friend, and he will find out that he is all alone! Hobbs says Dante better have someone watch his front, back and both sides. Team Taz builds assassins. Will one of those assassins take out Angel Dorado before the Air Wolf returns?

 

Backstage interview with Kris Statlander & Red Velvet.

Schiavone knows Statlander went through hell in the Mixed Tag Match, so he appreciates her willing to be here talking to him. Except she just stares daggers. And then Leyla Hirsch walks in with sarcastic clapping. “Stat, what a match. Congratulations. Before you had the same focus for our match. But you didn’t. Because of you, we lost on Rampage. You have become so selfish. And the worst part is, you’ve cost me thousands of dollars, you’ve cost Red thousands of dollars.” Velvet has Leyla cool down. They’re a team. No, Red, shut up! You’re always on Stat’s side! Velvet says there was miscommunication, it happens.

But then Leyla CLOBBERS Velvet! Statlander asks her what the hell, but then Leyla CLOBBERS Statlander! And puts her in the LEGIT ARMBAR! Referees rush in to stop Leyla but she still kicks at Statlander as she lets off. The friendship is no more, but has the fight only just begun?

 

Serena Deeb VS Skye Blue!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling, the Woman of 1000 Holds, didn’t use much more than Hikaru Shida’s own kendo stick and some cheap shots to win last week. But will a friend of Shida’s avenge her? Or will Deeb leave Skye black ‘n’ blue tonight?

The bell rings, Skye and Deeb circle. They tie up, Deeb headlocks, spins through to a hammerlock then a snapmare. Deeb slaps Skye around but Skye gets up in a huff. They circle, Deeb gets around Skye to headlock, but Skye blocks the takedown to power out. Deeb runs Skye over, pushes her around, then runs. Skye drops, but Deeb sees the back drop coming to shove Skye out. Skye ducks the forearm to ROCK Deeb back! Skye throws a shoulder in, only for Deeb to counter with a facelock! Deeb grinds Skyle with the grovit, but the ref counts. Deeb lets off at 4, turns Skye, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS! Skye flops down, Deeb scowls and runs in at the corner, to LARIAT!

Deeb trips Skye, gets her under the bottom rope, for the GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Deeb kicks Skye around, fans fire up for the aggression, and Deeb drags Skye up. Deeb EuroUppers, pulls hair to EuroUpper the back! Then a facelock to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Deeb grins as she enjoys torturing Skye, and Deeb slaps Skye around. Deeb drags Skye up, “You think you’re on my level!?” Deeb hooks Skye up, DETOX! But Deeb doesn’t cover, she hooks up the arm to an omoplata and SMASHES the knee over and over! SERENITY LOCK! Skye taps, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall

Deeb lets off when she’s satisfied, and Skye surely learned a lesson tonight. Who else will learn the hard way not to stand in Deeb’s way?

 

AEW hears from Dan Lambert and The Men of the Year.

Lambert says Moxley returns, and the locker room scatters like roaches when the lights come on. But someone who didn’t scatter was All Ego, Ethan Page. “Jon Moxley, please do not let the fancies fool you, or the $500 sunglasses. Because Ethan Page is up for the task. You guys can stop looking around for opponents for Jon Moxley.” While Moxley was gone, Ethan’s been racking up victories, climbing the rankings, gotten wins over Jericho and the Inner Circle, and has pinned Darby Allin! Do not take Ethan lightly. If Tony Khan wants a marquee match, look no further than the franchise player! But will All Ego be deflated by a Paradigm Shift soon enough?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Hook.

“Something of a phenomenon. The cold-hearted, handsome devil.” A killer in the ring, undefeated through his first month of action. But he’s back on Rampage, taking on Serpentico! Will Hook tear SNAKEMAN apart without breaking a sweat?

 

Sammy Guevara has a picture in picture promo.

The interim TNT Champion is home, looking out at the beach, as he has the cards ready. “Pretty, isn’t it? This beach is an escape. This beach is relaxing. This beach is peaceful. Only thing is, this is my beach. As for yours, Cody… 2 belts, 2 ladders, 2 champions. And only ONE winner. At Beach Break, you will find NO peace. You won’t be able to relax. And you won’t escape. You took what was mine, and I want it back. Next Wednesday, at Beach Break, there will be no Spanish God, no vlog star. The Sammy you knew is gone. Next Wednesday, I walk out of Beach Break… the UNDISPUTED TNT Champ. Hit Me Up.” Sammy picks up his belt, but will it become THE belt after next week?

 

Backstage interview with Matt Hardy and Andrade El Idolo.

The Hardy Family Office is also here as Schiavone says these two seem to have a business deal. They do! Hardy has reached an amazing agreement with Andrade. Hardy has sold 51% of the HFO stock, but it’ll be on the up and up. Hardy has the majority of seats in there, as the original members were him and Private Party. Then Andrade and Jose make up the other two seats. Then on top of that, Hardy is CEO, running day to day, while Andrade will be the president! Andrade loves being El Presidente of HFO. And from now on, they are AHFO, Andrade Hardy Family Office, and they will continue to recruit the best talent in AEW.

Who was the guy Andrade’s been after? This little kid, that works for Sting. Darby Allin? Oh, Darby is a very talented guy. If he survives tonight’s main event with The Acclaimed, he better smarten up and join AHFO. That said, the agreement and merger is official. Then let’s celebrate! Salud!

 

Sting & Darby Allin VS The Acclaimed!

Anthony Bowens & Max Cater continue to parody the Icon and the Relentless One by doing their own black ‘n’ white vignette. Bowens is on a scooter rather than skateboard while “Stang” drives the car. Bowens struggles with the scooter, and gets run over by Stang! And then Caster CLOBBERS Stang with a baseball bat and shouts, “It’s showtime! WOO~!” And then The Acclaimed make their entrance to the ring. “The Acclaimed, beaten that ass if you were hatin’. Fightin’ with us is gory self-mutilation.

“Two grown men and they goin’ through a goth phase. We’re black ‘n’ white and we don’t even need face paint. We’ll put it on ’em like honor system. They even got teeth more crooked than politicians. And Sting’s gonna learn a lesson. We have ’em lookin’ worse than Starrcade ’97!” Bowens tops it off with, “WASHINGTON DC~~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” And they break the skateboard with Darby’s name on it! But then Darby and Sting make their entrances, only for The Acclaimed to jump them at the ropes! Bowens shoves Darby down to the ground, stomps away on him, and Cater clubs Sting. Bowens gets a chair to JAM Darby, then Caster puts Darby in the ring.

Caster has Darby on the apron, puts the chair around his head, and Bowens gets Darby up. “Welcome to the Black Parade, BITCH!” Bowens whips Darby into a post! The ref calls for help from the medics but Bowens mocks Darby. Sting rushes over to run The Acclaimed off for the moment and asks how Darby is doing. The medics say Darby is in no shape, this is now a handicap match! The bell rings, Bowens rushes in but Sting DECKS him! Sting fires off hands on The Acclaimed over and over and fans fire up! Sting kicks Caster out, throws hands on Bowens, then whips Bowens corner to corner. Sting sweeps the legs, DECKS Caster, then throws Bowens out.

Sting goes out, brings Bowens up, and whips him hard into steel steps! Sting kicks Caster, and whips him into the steps! Fans fire up for Sting, he RAMS Caster back into the steps! Sting sees Bowens in the corner, traps him and runs to STINGER SPLASH Caster! Then a STINGER- NO! Bowens moves and pulls the buckle pad away! Sting hits steel! Caster dropkicks Sting down, Bowens covers, TWO!! Sting survives but AEW goes picture in picture.

Bowens drags Sting up, pushes him into the buckle and stomps away. Tag to Caster, The Acclaimed double suplex Sting up and over. Cover, TWO! Caster is annoyed, but he covers again. TWO, and Caster argues the count. Caster stomps Sting, drags him up, brings him around but Sting throws body shots. Caster knees low, tags Bowens, and they put Sting in a neutral corner. Bowens runs in to forearm, Caster runs in to back elbow, and Bowens goes side to side for another forearm. Bowens feeds Sting to Caster’s POWERSLAM! Bowens covers, TWO! Sting is still in this and The Acclaimed grows frustrated.

Bowens says everyone loves the Acclaimed, but DC seems torn. Bowens kicks Sting to ropes, drags him up, chokes him against the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Caster gets a cheap shot in! Bowens drags Sting up, stomps him in the corner, CLUBS him down, then talks more trash. Bowens drags Sting over, tags in Caster, and the Acclaimed mug Sting. Caster CLUBS Sting, tags Bowens back in, and they mug Sting more. Bowens brings Sting around, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! AEW returns to single picture and DC rallies for Sting. Bowens drags Sting up, tags Caster back in, and they double whip, but Sting breaks the line to DOUBLE LARIAT!

Fans fire up with Sting as he gets Caster’s legs! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! But Bowens gets in, ROLLING ELBOW! Sting doesn’t budge!! Sting eggs Bowens on, even! Bowens SUPERKICKS and now Sting falls! Bowens pushes Sting out, grabs the Five Tool Boombox, and he takes aim. Caster keeps the ref distracted, Bowens CLOBBERS Sting with the boombox! Bowens hides the boombox, drags Sting up and around as fans cheer and jeer. Bowens brings Sting around as Caster sets up the steep steps. The ring count climbs, Caster goes up and Bowens says Sting’s going for a ride! But then Darby DIVES off the stage!! He’s somehow alright!!

Bowens runs at Darby but is sent into the POST! Darby gets Sting in the ring, fans are going nuts, and Darby tags in! No more handicap match, Darby is up top for a SUPER COFFIN DROP! Darby gets Caster in the ring, but he’s a little slow. He still hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Caster survives but Darby is seething. Darby runs in, COFFIN SPLASH! And then another! Darby reels Caster in for a GUILLOTINE! Darby has the body scissors, but Caster endures and fights up, to tag Bowens in! Caster RAMS Darby into the bare buckle, TOSSES Darby, and Bowens fires off the Five Tool Strike Fest!

Bowens gets Darby in for the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! Caster hits the MIC DROP ELBOW! Cover, Sting breaks it! Sting whips Caster, clotheslines him out, then dumps Bowens out to the ramp! Fans fire up as Sting goes out and follows Caster off to the side of the stage. Sting takes aim while Caster gets up, and Sting FLIES! He and Caster crash through the timekeeper’s table!! Fans go nuts for that one! And they also chant, “You Still Got It!” Meanwhile, Bowens runs in at Darby but is sent into the bare buckle! Darby gets around for the THROWBACK STUNNER! Bowens drops into the drop zone, Darby goes up top! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!

Winners: Sting & Darby Allin, by pinfall

The undefeated and relentless icons just took down the #1 ranked tag team! Are they going to find themselves at the top of the heap to go after the AEW World Tag Team Championships?


My Thoughts:

What a wild episode right here! Great promo from Moxley to open the show, and I’m surprised The Men of the Year are shifting focus from the TNT title right now. It might just be a one-off of Mox VS Ethan for Rampage, but it’ll be a really good return match for Moxley. Lambert being Archer’s corner man tonight was definitely interesting, but Archer VS Kaz was great stuff. Archer naturally wins and he has a great brawl with Hangman. Their title match is probably going to be for Revolution, that’s in early March, giving five more weeks to build. And we’re getting a lot of great stuff for Rampage and Beach Break this week, too.

Jade VS Anna for the TBS Championship on Rampage is going to be great, but pretty sure Jade wins. I liked the quick video we got for Hook, he’s definitely beating Serpentico. Trent and Rocky had a real good promo with Cutler, and I love that we’re getting Roppongi Vice VS Young Bucks in AEW for Rampage, that could be an instant classic. Inner Circle having tension over Eddie Kingston being a friend of Santana & Ortiz is a great next step for this story, and that Six Man on Rampage is going to be really good. We got a great Mixed Tag, so many great teases of co-ed action (even though we saw that on the Cruise of Jericho a couple years ago), and Britt taking a table spot was great. Cole VS Cassidy, Lights Out/Unsanctioned for Beach Break is going to be awesome!

Dante and his allies have a good promo, as does Team Taz. Whatever kind of tag match comes of this, it’s going to be really good, and I’m sure Lethal will get in on things soon, too. Maybe Team Taz takes out Sydal or Moriarty and Lethal subs in with him. MJF’s promo about Wardlow was good, but Punk squashing Spears was bittersweet for me. I wanted more out of Punk VS Spears, but this pissing MJF off was great stuff. I don’t know how, but MJF VS Punk is probably being saved for Revolution to give it a huge stage. We got a great tag match and win for House of Black/Kings of the Black Throne. They didn’t bring the PWG belts but I would love if at some point, we see things like the PWG champions, the AEW champions, etc. all interacting for a huge tag match.

Gunn Club going after Christian is an interesting way to set things up with Jurassic Express, that title match could happen for the post Beach Break Rampage and would be a great showing for Austin & Colten while Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus get another successful defense. Deeb dominates Skye, and I’m thinking she’ll have a follow-up match with Conti for some really great technical stuff. Deeb will build a lot of momentum before Shida returns for yet another rematch, and then who knows who wins that. Leyla fully turning after Statlander’s loss was pretty good, she and Velvet are going to have a good match for Beach Break, and then we’ll get a great one from Leyla VS Statlander.

Sting & Darby VS Acclaimed was a great main event, and the booking of having Darby out for the majority was a pretty good way to build both men’s toughness. A lot of the time, you get the out-of-commission wrestler running down the ramp to make a hot tag, but Darby’s tope off the stage was so much better. Darby & Sting stay undefeated, they’re going to contenders soon enough. And last but not least, the promos around the TNT title match. Sammy’s cue card response was good and all, but Cody’s promo is going to be the talk of the week for sure. He was walking that line of kayfabe and shoot again, sounding like a bragging Heel but claiming to be Face, only as Cody can.

And I do like that it’ll be a ladder match for the TNT Championship. It certainly gives the illusion that it can go either way, but I have a feeling Cody finds a way to win that borders on being Heel, but he’ll still act like he’s the Face. Then he’ll be ready to face the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match winner, that’ll be something that carries AEW into the Summer, and could even push Cody further into his Heel turn.

My Score: 8.8/10


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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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

PLAY BY PLAY

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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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)

Orlando stays Dark!

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Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!

As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
  • Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
  • Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
  • Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
  • Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
  • Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
  • Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
  • The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
  • Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.

QUICK NOTES

A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.

And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.


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