It’s a Beach Break Championship Friday!
The AEW World Tag Team and TBS Championships are on the line as Beach Break goes on a Rampage! Will Jurassic Express and Jade Cargill stay golden?
- Jon Moxley VS Anthony Bowens w/ Max Caster; Moxley wins.
- Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Julia Hart w/ Griff Garrison; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Jurassic Express VS Private Party; Jurassic Express wins and retains the titles.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley VS Anthony Bowens w/ Max Caster!
The Maniac is back and he’s continuing right where he left off! Will he just use The Acclaimed’s Five Tool Player to keep things going? But of course, Platinum Max has a rap on deck! “Hey, yo, Moxley, welcome back. But your wifey still ain’t called me back! You’re not hard, you’re flimsy. We’ll send you right back to the garbage indies! For real, you gettin’ cooked. Bowens put you to sleep like he was your book! The Acclaimed will knock you out. The network called, he said, ‘Watch your mouth!'” CLEVELAND~! The Acclaimed have arrived! But then Moxley DECKS Caster while Bowens is on the corner!
Moxley drags Bowens down, the ring sounds and Moxley hits a GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley CHOPS Bowens in a corner, follow shim around the way and CHOPS again! Moxley bumps Bowens off buckles, stomps away on him, then climbs up to rain down fists! Moxley lets off, fakes Bowens out with a chop to SLAP Bowens down! Moxley drags Bowens up, puts some stank on it for another SLAP! Moxley CLUBS Bowens, Bowens bails out but Moxley pursues. Moxley brings Bowens around, puts more stank on it, but Bowens pushes free. So Moxley pokes him in the eyes! And then whips him into railing!
Moxley drags Bowens up to toss over the railing! Moxley then apologizes to the ref and raises her hand! Moxley goes out, fires off hands but Bowens hits back! Bowens ROCKS Moxley, CHOPS him, and Moxley staggers around the way. Moxley CHOPS Bowens, TOSSES him back over, then returns to ringside. Moxley gets Bowens’ arms and pulls him up, but Bowens YANKS Moxley into the post! Bowens RAMS Mox into railing, CHOPS him again, then pursues him into the ring. Bowens stomps Moxley, rains down rights, then puts him in a corner. Bowens CHOPS, and CHOPS, and then pulls Moxley’s arm around ropes!
The ref counts, Bowens lets off but boots the ropes to jam the arm! Bowens wrenches to a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Bowens is annoyed, but he drags Moxley up and around to reel him in. Fans rally, Mox blocks the suplex, and Moxley pries free to throw knees over and over! Moxley suplexes for an X-PLEX! Bowens writhes but Moxley wants him to get back up. Moxley KICKS Bowens, and KICKS, and KICKS! Moxley runs, but Caster swipes at him! Bowens hits a ROLLING ELBOW! Ripcord and NECKBRAEKER! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Bowens is frustrated but he drags Moxley up for another NECKBREAKER!
AEW goes picture in picture as Bowens talks some trash. Caster coaches Bowens and Bowens hooks Moxley’s arm to drop a knee, and then drop a leg! Bowens pushes up for a modified short arm scissor, and he does push-ups to add leverage. Moxley gets away to ropes, Bowens chokes him! The ref counts, Bowens lets off, but then he brings Moxley up to throw him out. Moxley swings blindly but Caster CLUBS him from behind! Caster POSTS Moxley while Bowens keeps the ref busy! Bowens goes out to then climb the corner, but Moxley gets up to ROCK Bowens with a right! Moxley goes around, climbs up to join Bowens, and they brawl!
AEW returns to single picture as Moxley CLAWS Bowens’ back! Fans fire up as Moxley hooks the arms! Bowens fights free and DROPKICKS Moxley! Bowens climbs, gets Moxley up, SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! The rough landing wasn’t enough to stop Moxley but Bowens CLUBS away on his neck! Bowens says “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” then he goes to a corner. Bowens hops up, Moxley staggers up, turns around, but he kicks Bowens out of the air! Bowens avoids the underhooks and back elbows! But Moxley dumps Bowens out onto Caster! Fans fire up as Moxley DIVES, only getting Caster!
Moxley puts Bowens in the ring, tells Caster to suck it, but Bowens KICKS Moxley in the ropes! DRAPING SIDEWINDER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Bowens is beside himself! Bowens throws forearms and Moxley staggers around. Bowens brings Moxley in for more but Moxley hits back. Moxley eggs Bowens on and they go back and forth, forearm for forearm! Moxley gives boxing elbows, some knees, but runs into a forearm! Bowens runs but Moxley knees low! Moxley runs, Bowens follows, Moxley dodges but Bowens dodges to fire off chops and a SUPERKICK! Moxley stays up to SLAP Bowens!
Moxley brings Bowens in, PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Bowens survives and shows his toughness! Moxley drags Bowens up and has him on ropes for elbow after elbow! The ref counts, Mox stops at 4, then he brings Bowens up to whip. Bowens reverses but Moxley sunset flips! Bowens stays up, sits on the cover, TWO! Moxley has the sunset, TWO! SHINING WIZARD from Bowens! Cover, TWO! Bowens gets Moxley up, ACCLAIM TO FAME! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Caster gets the fans rallying! Bowens gets up first, he eggs Moxley on, and Moxley eggs Bowens on in return. Bowens throws forearms, and a SUPERKICK!
Bowens staggers, grabs the boombox but the ref sees that. She takes it from Bowens, but Caster tosses him the chain! But Moxley hits an RKO!?!? Caster gets in, he gets a LARIAT! Bowens waistlocks, Moxley switches to roll up, TWO!! KING KONG LARIAT!! Moxley drags Bowens back up, PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Maniac brought out quite a lot in his arsenal, and it put away the Five Tool Player! Will Moxley continue to fight his way back up the ranks?
Bryan Danielson is watching backstage.
The American Dragon smirks as he walks away. Is Bryan looking to step in front of Moxley’s path to the title?
Nyla Rose speaks.
The Native Beast tells Ruby Soho that she can go about her business, “playing your dumbass air guitar, that’s fine. Because this Wednesday on Dynamite, it’s not over between you and me by a long shot.” Will Nyla avenge the loss in the TBS Championship Tournament? Or will she again end up in Destination Unknown thanks to the Runaway?
Andrade El Idolo has cameras following him.
He and Jose barge into Sting’s dressing room, but the Icon isn’t there. Darby Allin is there and Andrade asks where his “boss” is. Darby laughs and that confuses Andrade. Jose makes formal introductions, but Andrade says this is “the kid!” Finally! Andrade knows he works for Sting, but seeing as how Andrade and even Jose are very busy, they offer him a contract for Darby to work for them. Darby still laughs. They really think he works for Sting? Why are they wasting time talking? Darby respects Andrade as a wrestler, but he sure has lost his mind.
Darby’s lived in cars, under bridges and in parking garages. Money means little to him. There’s a lot of things you can buy, but his dignity isn’t one. So this “meeting” is finished. So just get the hell out. Jose gets in Darby’s face, so Darby brings out Sting’s bat! Andrade asks, “Why you so crazy? Take it easy.” Andrade wants to talk with Darby’s boss. Andrade and Jose leave, but will they get that meeting with Sting?
Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!
The Nightmare Family’s young prospects were called out by Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood as a roundabout way to prove to The Enforcer that he should join up with The Pinnacle. Will Big Shotty & #BrocktheGlock shoot down the #TopGuys to keep Arn on their side? Or will they have no choice but to #FearTheRemoval of their coach?
The teams sort out, Cash starts against Lee. They circle, they tie up, and Cash gets the arm to wrench and wristlock. Lee rolls, kips up and wrenches back to hammerlock! Cash headlocks, grinds, Lee powers out but Cash runs him over. Things speed up, Cash runs Lee over again. Lee hurdles, leaps, but slips out of the fireman’s carry to shove. Cash whips but Lee dodges and tags Brock. Lee waistlocks, shoves Cash into Brocks’ elbow! Lee RANAS Cash, Cash gets away to his corner, and Brock dares somebody to bring it. Dax tags in, and Arn’s real son takes on the wannabe Arn’s son. They tie up, Dax waistlocks, Brock switches.
Dax wrenches out, wristlocks, Brock wrenches to wristlock back. Dax rolls, wrenches, slips through and headlocks for a takeover. Brock headscissors, Dax kips free to headlock takeover again, but Brock headscissors again. Dax kips free again, Brock ducks the haymaker but Dax ducks the haymaker. They both show punch but then both duck down! Fans fire up as these two have a standoff. Dax then kicks low, headlocks but Brock powers out. They RAM shoulders but neither falls. Brock and Dax circle, fans rally up, and the two tie up. Dax headlocks, Brock powers out again but Dax runs him over. Things speed up, Dax blocks a hip toss but so does Brock, and then Brock LARIATS Dax!
Cash runs in, Brock CLOBBERS him! Brock gets Dax up, tags Lee, and they double whip to double back drop! Lee dropkicks Cash out then clotheslines Dax out! Lee FLIES to take out Cash! Lee gets back in, Brock gives him a boost, to FLY and take out Dax! Lee puts Dax in, climbs up top, and leaps for a CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Dax escapes and Lee fires up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Lee drags Dax up, but Dax swings. Lee gets around, but Dax tags Cash before the atomic drop! Lee knocks Cash down, goes after Dax, whips him corner to corner, but Dax reverses. Lee goes up and over, ducks under Cash, but Dax LARIATS Lee on the return! Cash soaks up the heat for FTR and shows off the four fingers. Cash drives elbows and kicks Lee around, then digs his knee in at the rope! The ref counts, Cash lets off, and Dax drags Lee out to whip him hard into railing! Lee writhes on the floor while Dax gets away with it. The ref has a ring count and Tully mockingly applauds Lee as he crawls.
Cash gets impatient and brings Lee up to SMACK him off the apron and CHOP him over and over! Cash EuroUppers Lee down, then taunts the fans. Cash high-tens with Tully, gets back in and tags Dax. Dax gets Lee up to CHOP him back down. Dax puts Lee in the ring, drags him back up and reels him in, for a GORY ESPECIAL! Lee endures being stretched and bent as Dax walks around, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Dax whips Lee into a corner, but Lee boots back! Lee runs up to NECKBREAKER! Both men are down, fans rally up, hot tag to Cash! Cash intercepts Lee, whips him away, but Lee goes up, under, and hot tags Brock! Brock rallies on FTR with big lariats! Brock gives FTR a meeting of the minds! Then a BIG back suplex for Dax, and a RAM into Cash at the corner! Brock fires off shoulder after shoulder, then whips Cash hard into a corner. Gut wrench POWERBOMB! Brock fires up and the fans fire up with him! Brock gets Cash up but Cash wrenches and whips. Brock reverses, Dax saves Cash, but Brock runs in. Brock hits Dax, sits on the sunset, TWO!
Cash completes the sunset, TWO! Brock ducks, TACKLES Cash, then gets the legs! Tag to Lee, catapult into the GAMANGIRI! Brock hits a DDT! Lee is up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Cash saves himself by inches and Lee can’t believe it! Tully sneaks over but Brock backs him down, into Arn! Arn DECKS Tully! Lee swings on Dax but Cash gets him. Lee dropkicks Dax to crossbody Cash! TWO!! Lee goes up, Cash pops him off but Lee elbows back. Lee goes up, but Cash ducks! Dax saves Cash from the German Suplex to tag in! Dax gets Lee up, Cash goes up the ropes, SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
Tully went down but he was a strategic sacrifice! Cash & Dax win, but will they be able to convince Arn to join The Pinnacle?
AEW hears from Thunder Rosa and Mercedes Martinez.
Rosa tells Mercedes, “I heard the message, and it’s very clear that you came for one thing and one thing only.” But what took Rosa so long? Mercedes said from the start that Rosa was her top priority. And Rosa will learn what the world already knows. Next Friday for Rampage, Rosa VS Martinez, 1v1! We’ll see who can back up the talk with action!
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Julia Hart w/ Griff Garrison!
Still champion and still undefeated, #ThatBitch went out of her way to find herself a challenger. Of course, she did happen to choose a woman with only one good eye… But will Julia use that one good eye and this one big opportunity to step up to the next level? Or will even Rampage be #ThatBitchShow?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Julia can weather the storm that’s coming!
Jade and Julia circle, tie up, and Jade gets the headlock. Julia endures as Jade thrashes, and Julia powers out, only to get run over. Jade flexes, runs, but Julia hurdles, only to then leap into a BACKBREAKER! Jade steps on Julia to then drop an elbow! Cover, ONE but Jade says that’s fine. She does push-ups just to show off, and gets five to then turn to sit-ups. Jade kips up and talks some trash. But Julia rolls her up! ONE, and Julia dodges to LARIAT, but she bounces off! Jade is like a brick house as Julia keeps trying again and again. Julia HOOK KICKS, SUPERKICKS, and she runs in at the corner, to handspring clothesline!
Julia keeps going, side to side for the back body block! But Jade Electric Chair Lifts her, spins her, but Julia RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Jade escapes and is mad now! She BOOTS Julia down, then hooks the arms. JADED! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
#ThatBitchShow is 26-0, and she doesn’t look all that tired, either! Will Jade continue to hold the gold and stack that money as she stacks bodies on her undefeated streak? Or will she soon run into someone who can tear her down?
Mark Henry talks with the main eventers!
Private Party have Matt Hardy and Jurassic Express have Christian Cage. Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen came so close at The First Dance to defeating Jurassic Express. Now that Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus are the champions, does Private Party have the winning formula? Hardy says yes they do. We’re looking at the new and improved Private Party. And Hardy reminds us that Private Party did defeat Jurassic Express on the last Dynamite of the TNT Era. And who cost them that match? Christian Cage! But Captain Charisma says Hardy is quite the spin doctor. Is he trying to convince himself or his two dipsh*ts that they’re on Jurassic Express’ level?
Hardy says he’s never liked Christian, no one should trust him. But Private Party is primed to become the new tag team champions tonight! Christian says it won’t happen. When it comes to their history, Hardy was never on Christian’s level, and history will repeat itself because Private Party is not on Jurassic Express’ level. JB wants to speak up but Kassidy speaks over him. This isn’t about the past, this is about the future, and Cleveland is in for a treat. They’re about to see something they haven’t in years, and that is a championship celebration courtesy of the bottle poppin’, body droppin’, ass poundin’ and astoundin’, Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy!
JB says they always talk about pounding ass. But here’s the thing. At this point, Jurassic Express has ran through every configuration of that Hardy Family Office. Hardy has to learn that either his guys aren’t good enough, or he just isn’t leading them properly. Either way, when it comes to tonight, that’s apples and oranges. Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Whether apples or oranges, will tonight be a sweet, sweet victory for Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus? Or will it be cranberry vodka for Private Party?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Jurassic Express VS Private Party!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is on who’s level here in The Land!
Jurassic Express spot Gunn Club is watching as fans from the crowd, and Quen uses the distraction to CLOBBER JB! Luchasaurus grabs Quen but Kassidy DIVES to take out Luchasaurus! They get JB in, the bell rings, and they set up GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives and Private Party is shocked! They hurry to get JB back up, RAM him into the corner, and Quen tags in. NECKBREAKER DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! JB is still in this somehow but Quen scoops and SLAMS him! Quen tags Kassidy, they each take a corner, Hardy Party FLOPS!! Luchasaurus rises, JB BOOTS Kassidy and dodges Quen to slide under and go around.
JB shoulders into Quen, slingshots up and over then dodges Kassidy! Hot tag to Luchasaurus! The man dino scares off Private Party but he pursues! Fans rally up but Blade is there, only to get TOSSED! Hardy is there, Luchasaurus grabs him! Kassidy runs in, but gets an APRON FLAPJACK! Quen runs in, Luchasaurus catches him! But Kassidy distracts the ref so Hardy can JAM a chair into Luchasaurus’ leg! Blade stomps away on Luchasaurus while Private Party distracts the ref, but Christian fights off Blade while AEW goes picture in picture.
Hardy has the chair but Christian backs off. Kassidy goes out to stomp Luchasaurus’ bad leg, then brings him up to put in the ring. Luchasaurus shoves Kassidy hard into railing, but then Kassidy drags him onto the apron to SMASH the knee! Kassidy tags Quen, Quen stomps the bad leg. Quen kicks Luchasaurus at the ropes, CLUBS away on him, but Luchasaurus shoves him away. Luchasaurus staggers, Quen dropkicks the leg out! Tag to Kassidy, Private Party gets the leg for a DOUBLE KNEE SMASH! Then Kassidy BLASTS JB off the apron! Kassidy mocks the Tarzan Life arm waving, but Luchasaurus DECKS him!
Quen tags in, he boots Luchasaurus in the side. Quen drags Luchasaurus by the bad leg, tags Kassidy back in, and Private Party have the bad leg in a HALF CRAB before the SLINGSHOT SENTON! Kassidy flexes, mocks Luchasaurus’ pain, then covers. ONE and Kassidy is sent flying! Kassidy hurries back to SPLASH the bad leg! Tag to Quen, he basement dropkicks Luchasaurus down. Quen stands on the bad leg, the ref counts, but Quen lets off at 4. Luchasaurus crawls along the ropes but Quen puts him in the corner. Tag to Kassidy, they put the bad leg on the ropes and Kassidy kicks away. The ref pulls Kassidy away but Hardy gets his shots in!
Kassidy runs in to dropkick the bad leg! Kassidy says it’s done, but Luchasaurus choke grips to shove him away. Quen clubs Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus elbows him down! Kassidy runs back in but Luchasaurus tosses him up and out! Luchasaurus has a clear path, but Private Party anchors the legs! They trip Luchasaurus and YANK him backwards into the post! AEW returns to single picture as Luchasaurus flops to the floor. Andrade is watching from the VIP seats as his AHFO is doing well. Luchasaurus leans against railing, Kassidy and Quen set up, POETRY IN MOTION hits railing as Luchasaurus dodges!
Luchasaurus LARIATS Quen, and Christian rallies the fans. Luchasaurus gets in the ring, crawls his way over, but Hardy helps Kassidy get in. Kassidy anchors a leg, Quen gets in, he gets the other leg. Luchasaurus powers through to walk, even as he drags Private Party along! Private Party get up to yank him away! But Luchasaurus gets up to DOUBLE LARIAT! Hot tag to JB! JB elbows Kassidy, scoop SLAMS Quen, then whips Kassidy, Kassidy reverses, JB KICKS him away! JB clotheslines Kassidy out, then eggs Quen on. Quen run sin but is TOSSED out onto Kassidy! JB builds speed to DIVE and he takes Kassidy out!
JB keeps going, he runs and DIVES to take Quen out! Quen almost ends up in the crowd! JB runs again to FLY and takes Private Party out two for one! Fans are thunderous but Andrade is upset now. JB drags Kassidy up and into the ring, then drags Kassidy up. Suplex but Kassidy slips out and ripcords to a SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO!! JB is still in this and Hardy is fuming! Kassidy goes up top, fans rally, JB gets up to CHOP first! JB climbs, CLUBS Kassidy, but Kassidy hits back. Quen CLUBS JB, Electric Chair Lifts, but Luchasaurus picks JB up off Quen’s shoulders to put them on his own shoulders!
Luchasaurus BOOTS Quen, Kassidy leaps, JB gets him for a POWERSLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy survives, “This is Awesome!” but far from over! Gunn Club wants Private Party to win, Quen dodges JB’s superkick to BOOT him! Quen PELES Luchasaurus, but JB blocks Quen’s next kick. JB spins Quen into Luchasaurus’ HEADBUTT! Luchasaurus scoops, but Quen gets to the apron. Kassidy BOOTS JB, runs in at Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus sends him out. Private Party combine for SILLY STRING! JB gets Kassidy in a waistlock but Kassidy switches, only for JB to switch back! JB sends Kassidy into Quen, then rolls Kassidy up, TWO!!
INTO THE SNARE TRAP!! Kassidy endures, Quen hurries up top! SHOOTING STAR onto JB! All three men are down but Private Party get to their corner. Quen tags in, Private Party gets JB up. They put JB on the to rope and want it again! GIN ‘N’ DESTROYER!!! JB turns things around on Private Party, then pops Quen up into Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Back suplex to the THORASIC EXPRESS! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall (still AEW Tag Team Champions)
But then Gunn Club attacks! Christian tries to help but Billy Gunn RAMS him into steps! Colten & Austin grab the title belts before they POST Luchasaurus! They set JB up, BELT SHOT! Billy sets Luchasaurus up, DOUBLE BELT SHOT!! Fans call them Ass Boys, and maybe a few other things, but will we have to call them tag team champions soon enough?
What a great Rampage! Moxley opening was really good, he and Bowens had a great match, even with Caster trying to help as Heels do. Of course Moxley wins, but Bryan having a silent little bit was interesting. I actually think building through dialogue-less promos is very clever. These guys don’t really need to say anything, as those who saw them both in WWE know they’ve had history, and for those somehow new to them at least already know both guys just love to hit hard so they’re going to have a hard hitting match. FTR and #BrockLee had a very good tag match, but naturally FTR wins out. Arn getting to deck Tully was a good touch. Chances are this can continue into a few more matches, but I would think Arn sticks with his son’s team.
The pacing on this grudge match of Rosa and Mercedes has been rather poor but thankfully we’re finally getting to it. If this were WWE, they would’ve made it like week one after Mercedes went after Rosa, but at the same time it probably wouldn’t have been that good of a match. I’m sure Rosa VS Mercedes will be a great match, but the wait hurts it a bit. Jade VS Julia was good as Julia got to show some fire, but naturally Jade wins and quite easily. It’s really hard to say if anyone’s going to take this title off Jade, unless there happens to be another living, breathing superwoman out there in the world.
Andrade and Darby had a great promo segment together. I love that Andrade keeps misunderstanding tag teams and factions. We’re definitely getting a match of Andrade VS Darby, and they could even make the stipulation that if Darby loses, he has to work for Andrade. But then of course that’d mean Darby wins, no ways is AEW doing “loser becomes winner’s servant” stories like WWE has. And then we got an awesome main event for the tag titles. Really good promos from both sides and then I like that Gunn Club was ringside. Jurassic Express of course wins for Gunn Club to go after them and set up their own tag title match, and that is going to be great stuff, too. As I said on Dynamite, I feel like Jurassic Express is going to become a force of nature that then runs into House of Black for an epic match.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/30/22)
The truth shall be revealed!
The Devil of AEW reveals all!
Fans have been waiting, and now, the NEW AEW World Champion, MJF, returns to explain just how he convinced William Regal to screw over Jon Moxley!
- Dax Harwood VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox; Joe wins and retains the title.
- Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari; Starks wins
- Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S”; Nightingale wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley is here!
The Maniac came dangerously close to annihilating Lord William Regal last week given how angry he was over the Full Gear screwjob. And that anger hasn’t exactly lessened since. But as fans chant for him, he’s here tonight to say, “I grew up about 90 miles from here. When I first started, I used to wrestle here in Indianapolis all the time, down in the old Fountain Square at the Salvation Army Gym.” Fans cheer for that shoutout. “That was a long time ago. This has been a crazy ass ride. You never know what’s around the corner. But there are three constants in this world, three certainties: death; taxes; and Jon Moxley.” Fans also cheer that!
Moxley says “There is nobody that can outwork me, out hustle me, out wrestle me, out fight me, out bleed me or out sweat me! Today, nothing’s really changed. Nothing’s really changed since day one in AEW. I am at THE top of the food chain! I do what I want and I say what I want. This AEW ring belongs to me! And you can bet your ass there is not a man in that locker room, there isn’t a man in this building, there isn’t a man within 100 miles that has the balls to come out here, look me in the eyes and tell me any different.” But here comes HANGMAN! Adam Page is back and Indianapolis can’t believe it!
Hangman storms down to the ring, not yet cleared to compete but clearly not caring! And he gets right in the face with the man who concussed him in Moxley! Fans are ready for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley smirks. “You sure you wanna do this, man, after what happened last time? Oh, I’m sorry. Do you not remember last time?” Hangman DECKS Moxley, proving he does! Hangman keeps after Moxley as they go outside the ring and he fires off! Moxley RAMS Hangman into railing but Hangman DECKS him again! Hangman wants after Moxley but security and referees rush out! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley gets loose, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him!
Hangman rains down fists, Moxley gets back up, and Moxley dares Hangman to try that again. Hangman storms up and he DOES hit Moxley again! Fans are loving it but even MORE refs rush out to stop this! Fans still want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley breaks loose! Moxley takes a spill off the ramp, but he gets up again! They scrap, but the security and refs pile on top of them to smother this fight. Moxley goes out one tunnel, Hangman goes out the other, what will keep these two from fighting backstage!?
Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Bryan Danielson!
FTR acknowledged that they have had perhaps the best year possible as a tag team, but Dax the Ax wants to prove himself worthy against THE BEST WRESTLER in the world! The American Dragon accepted that challenge, and now we see if Dax is right. IS Bryan Danielson the best in the world? Or will Dax take that title and add it to his collection?
The bell rings and fans fire up already. Dax and Bryan circle, tie up, “This is Awesome!” already for Indy as the two break. Bryan and Dax circle, tie up again and Bryan headlocks and hits a takeover. Dax headscissors but Bryan moves around. Bryan headstands, turns Dax over, bridges and hooks the legs up. Dax avoids the headlock to facelock, but Bryan puts Dax on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but Dax ducks the kick! Dax and Bryan stare down and fans cheer this opening exchange. Bryan and Dax tie up again, Dax headlocks but Bryan powers out. Dax runs Bryan over, keeps moving, but Bryan drops.
Dax slide sunder the haymaker but swings into a takedown! Dax slips free to step through the legs! Bryan scrambles around and gets the ROPEBREAK! Dax tries to let off but Bryan is the one holding on with a leg scissor. The ref reprimands them both, Bryan lets off but then kicks Dax under the chin! So Dax stomps Bryan in return! Bryan scrambles out of the ring while Dax checks his chin. Fans rally up and the ring count starts. Bryan stands on the apron and has Dax back up. Bryan steps in, he and Dax tie up, and Bryan puts Dax in the corner. Bryan CHOPS, but Dax turns things around to CHOP back!
Dax stands Bryan up to CHOP again! And UPPERCUT! Bryan turns things around to CHOP, and KICK, and CHOP, and KICK, repeat! Bryan whips corner to corner but Dax reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over. Things keep moving, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but into a waistlock. O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dax CHOPS Bryan again! Dax whips, Bryan reverses but Dax KICKS the back drop! Dax runs in but Bryan whips him out! Dax hits the apron hard, Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Dax ends up in the front row! Fans fire up and Bryan drags Dax up. Bryan ROCKS Dax but Dax CHOPS!
Dax ROCKS Bryan but Bryan fights back, they’re brawling right in front of the fans as AEW goes picture in picture! Dax finds the corner of the railing but Bryan is on him! They throw haymakers and CHOPS, Dax ROCKS Bryan and suplexes him up and over the railing! They crash down right in front of more fans! Indy is loving having the action right at their feet, but the ref checks both men. Dax and Bryan stir, sit up, and Dax fist bumps fans as he returns to ringside. Bryan is slower to stand, crawls his way to the ring, and Dax goes out to meet him. Dax eggs Bryan on, goes back into the ring, and Bryan slowly gets to the apron.
The count is 5 of 10 but Bryan gets in. Dax storms up to Bryan and Bryan eggs him on. Dax ROCKS Bryan, brings him around and CHOPS! And then CHOPS again! Bryan staggers to another corner but Dax follows him over to UPPERCUT! Dax UPPERCUTS again, then CHOPS again! Dax even hurt his hand on that one! Dax drags Bryan up again, to whip corner to corner. Dax runs in but Bryan BOOTS him back! Bryan ROCKS Dax with a forearm, CHOPS back, CHOPS more and more, then spins, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another!
Fans fire up with both men down on the mat. Dax stands up, climbs the corner, but Dax hops down to stalk Bryan. Dax drags Bryan up but Bryan switches. Dax switches, Bryan switches, repeat, but then Dax fakes Bryan out! Dax reels Bryan in but Bryan back drops the driver away! Dax makes that a sunset flip but Bryan rolls through, rolls Dax, and then ducks the haymaker. Dax ducks the roundhouse, then feints a haymaker to reel Bryan in! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Dax can’t believe it! But fans rally up as Dax goes to the corner and climbs up. Dax DIVING HEADBUTTS but FLOPS as Bryan dodges! La Magistrol, TWO!!
Bryan hurries to the apron and Dax runs in, but Bryan jumps over! FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, Dax and Bryan stand. Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Bryan puts Dax in, climbs up the corner himself, and fans rally back up. But Dax ROCKS Bryan first! Dax climbs up, brings Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots. Bryan slips out to trip Dax up! Dax lands on his ax, Bryan climbs up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The corner came gets a close-up look as those shots hit again and again! Bryan then stands Dax up for a SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Dax turns it but Bryan rolls it! TWO!!!
Fans are thunderous while Bryan and Dax are both down on the mat! A standing count starts, both slowly rise, and they crawl to each other. Dax gives a junkyard dog headbutt, but Bryan gives it back! Dax headbutts again, but Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS as he stands up! Bryan whips, Dax reverses and wrenches and short arm LARIATS! But Bryan stays up and shakes his head! Dax LARIATS again, but Bryan still stays up! Dax swings again, Bryan dodges and LARIATS! But Dax stays up! Bryan LARIATS again, but Dax just eggs him on! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and DOUBLE LARIAT and DOUBLE LARIAT again!
Fans fire up as the lariats turn to haymakers, and then both men drop to their feet! Indy hopes they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow. Dax CLOBBERS Bryan point blank!! But Bryan gets up to LARIAT Dax! Dax and Bryan DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they both flop to the floor! Indy gives a standing ovation, and a standing count starts. “This is Awesome!” as Bryan stands. Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights, but then he BUZZ- NO, Dax blocks! Dax JABS, then gets Bryan up for a SLINGSHOT- NO, Bryan RANAS it! But Dax sunset flips that! TWO!! BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as both men are down again. A standing count, Bryan and Dax slowly sit up. Bryan stands up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Dax ducks the buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks, dodges, BUSAIK- NO! Dax blocks the knee to SLINGSHOT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! But Dax has the legs and ties them up! SHARPSHOOTER!! Bryan endures, turns slightly, but Dax uses Bryan’s own kneepad for extra leverage! Bryan still reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Dax lets Bryan go and he drags Bryan away from ropes. Dax steps through but Bryan blocks to drag Dax into a cradle! TWO, Dax has the cradle, TWO!
Bryan has the cradle back, TWO! Dax has it again, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! Dax, TWO!! Bryan shifts to LEBELL LOCK!! Fans fire up as Dax endures! Dax reaches out but he’s so far away, he TAPS! Bryan wins!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Dax tried to slay the American Dragon, but he could not! Bryan may very well be the best wrestler in the world, but he nods and applauds the valiant effort of Dax Harwood. Will Dax still be in the conversation of greatest of all time?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal is back! But this time the prize is a match with MJF for the ring, and the Diamond Ring contender can name the time and place they face him for it! Matt Hardy, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, Jungle Boy, Dalton Castle and Captain Shawn Dean are among the known participants, but who comes out on top to go after MJF’s other precious possession?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Tony Schiavone brings up next week’s special Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. The Absolute is the #1 contender to MJF’s AEW World Championship, and he’s in action later tonight to warm-up for Winter is Coming. Starks says that’s right, but he would like to make “an absolute announcement.” Starks is entering IN that battle royal! Starks is going to make a judgment call right now: Starks will WIN that battle royal! Why? Because Starks is coming for everything MJF has! The title, the diamond ring, and his spot at the top! Everything MJF has is owed to Starks as well. He is Absolute for a reason, he proves it tonight, next week and ultimate proves it at Winter is Coming! Will Ricky Starks single-handedly change the AEW landscape to close out the year?
Hangman Page is being escorted out by security.
But then he spots Moxley! The brawl is back on!! Who could’ve guessed?! They ditch the couple of security guards, and Hangman TOSSES Moxley into a garage door! Security rushes back in with reinforcements, but Moxley throws them aside to get at Hangman! Security and refs pry these two apart for what feels like the hundredth time already, what will it take for these two to wait for a match?
Renee Paquette holds a special sit-down interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is live in Nashville with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker and thanks them for this time. She also has the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli here. She thanks them for being here, and thanks them all for agreeing to no physicality. Renee starts with Claudio, but then Menard speaks up! When Claudio loses to Chris Jericho next week and has no choice but to be in the JAS, “The beautiful thing about being a sports entertainer, Claudio, is you can be anything you want! You like yodeling? You can be a yodeler!” Renee has the JAS calm down, she hadn’t even asked a question.
The JAS oblige, and Renee says that at ROH Final Battle, in the main event, it will be Claudio VS Jericho for the ROH World title. What would it mean to Claudio to regain that title and bring it back to professional wrestling? It would mean a whole lot. That was his first world title anywhere. It would silence the doubting voice in his head that says he can’t win “the big one.” He needs to prove that, and vows he will prove that. Hager speaks up to just say, “I like this hat!” Then he takes out a matching bucket hat from his fanny pack, and he offers it to Claudio! Deep down, Claudio the Sports Entertainer will love the hat. They can be a great tag team again!
Claudio says he is sick of this! He is sick of the JAS, of sit-down interviews, and being on stage with microphones. He came to AEW to prove he is the best WRESTLER! He does that at Final Battle when he beats Jericho! Claudio throws his chair away but the JAS laughs like hyenas. Garcia says the BCC is falling apart! Yuta says Garcia shouldn’t talk about stuff he knows nothing about! Garcia says alright, here’s what he does know: he made the right choice staying with the JAS! Because that little combat club is falling apart! They’ll prove it next week on Dynamite by “beating up some pro-wrestling dorks!” Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta!
Yuta says he is done with the JAS, the stupid hat, the stupid nicknames, and those suspenders with a belt. What the hell are you doing, Parker? The only reason Garcia isn’t just dead to Yuta is because Yuta wants that ROH Pure Championship! So yeah, tag match challenge accepted. But at Final Battle, Garcia puts the Pure title on the line and they end this. Garcia says okay then. Yuta storms off now, will the BCC reclaim gold and honor to end their 2022?
AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox!
Sure, Wardlow wants his belt back, but #TwoBeltsJoe is already ready to move on. Will Joe stay the Double Television Champion? Or will the newest high-flyer to go #AllElite start off with a bang?
The introductions are made, the AEW title is raised, and we see just who is The Face of TNT!
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as the two tie up. Joe powers Fox to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Joe then throws a body shot, JAB, JAB, JAB, JAB, and HEAD CHOP! Fans fire up, Joe stomps Fox and drags him up. Joe DECKS Fox, then mockingly applauds. Joe brings Fox up but Fox throws hands! Joe HEADBUTTS Fox, runs, but Fox goes Matrix to duck the lariat! Fox PELES Joe and Joe tumbles out of the ring! Fans fire up as Fox builds speed and FLIES! But Joe moves aside! Only for Fox to roll through and stand back up! Joe turns around into a BOOT!
Joe gets in the ring, Fox follows and CLUBS away! Joe sweeps the legs! Fox lands on his face, Joe lands on Fox with a SENTON! Joe snarls at Fox as AEW goes picture in picture.
Joe covers, TWO! Joe sits Fox up to CHOP him to ropes, then stands him up. Joe bumps Fox off buckles, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Joe storms up to Fox, drags him up, but Fox throws body shots! Fox runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Joe snarls, stalks Fox and then covers, ONE!! Fox is showing toughness and that amuses Joe. Joe drags Fox up, snapmares him and clamps on a hard neck wrench! Fox endures as Joe leans all his weight on the twist! Fox fights up as fans rally, and Fox throws body shots. Joe throws Fox down by his head! The ref reprimands, and Fox sits up, into a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO!
Now Joe is frustrated as Fox sticks around. Joe stalks Fox to ropes, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Joe CLUBS away on Fox’s back with big forearm shots, then CHOPS him on the back! Fox slumps down and Joe smirks as he digs his boot in. The ref count, Joe lets off, and then Joe paces around. Joe drags Fox back up, HEADBUTTS him, but Fox kicks back! Joe throws a forearm, Fox kicks, repeat, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fox runs, but Joe scoops to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fox barely bridges up for that, and Joe taunts him. Joe puts Fox in a corner, hoists him up top, but Fox throws forearms!
Joe CHOPS Fox back! And then climbs up after Fox, but Fox throws body shots! Joe steps back, Fox FLYING DDTs! Fans fire up and Fox MULE KICKS, BUZZSAWS, but then Joe ducks the heel kick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up top, 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and shocks Fox! Fans fire up as Fox pounds the mat. Fox has some blood in his mouth but he just goes back up top. Fox leaps, but Joe moves aside. This time Fox crashes and burns! Joe runs to POUNCE Fox into the ropes! Joe hoists Fox up top, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
A strong first defense, he gets both belts on his shoulders, and then he gets a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to a new and glorious era! For I am the One True King of Television!” But Wardlow is on the tron! “Hey, self-proclaimed King of TV. Wow, that’s almost as good as the last nickname you came up with in War Joe. Listen, I hope you enjoyed playing the role, because I’m coming for what’s mine! Cuz Joe, this ain’t your world, this is WARDLOW’S WORLD!” Wardlow has the fans chanting his name, will Joe have to watch his back from now on?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs continues his homecoming journey.
Still in Oakland, California, Hobbs says, “I walk along these streets… I’ve been bullied, I’ve been beaten up. It’s only made me tougher.” The guys on the street rolling dice spot him and give him space. They all wonder who that was, but know not to mess with him. Hobbs continues to narrate, “I’m going to let each and every one of you feel the pain, the hurt, the happiness. I’m taking what belongs to me.”
AEW presents a new Technique By Taz.
We review Hook’s match with Lee Moriarty in defense of the FTW Championship. Taz points out that Hook’s escape from the Border City Stretch was all about breaking wrist control and sitting out to shift and pop free. Then Hook gets the half nelson and cross choke for the Redrum. Moriarty may be a submission savant, but Hook might be a prodigy. Will the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil continue to make his father proud in defending that title?
William Regal is here!
Indianapolis boos as “this snake, this coward” (Excalibur’s words on commentary) makes his way to the ring. Moxley is no longer in the building so Regal doesn’t have to hide. He walks down the Burberry carpet and into the ring where something is on a pedestal under a cover. Regal gets a mic while fans boo more, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen… Your new AEW World Champion… Maxwell Jacob Friedman!” MJF makes his entrance, here as promised last week. Fans are torn as MJF swaggers his way out, belt around his waist and Burberry scarf around his neck. MJF goes to the ring, mic already in hand.
MJF and Regal hug, and MJF says, “I know you people aren’t very bright, but when The Best Wrestler on God’s Green Earth is holding a microphone, you keep your hillbilly mouths shut.” Fans boo more as MJF says, “I would now like to tell you people how my and Mr. Regal’s unholy union-” Fans tell MJF to STFU and that gives him pause. “How uncouth.” But MJF finishes his thought by saying, “Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent me an email and it was right after The Firm had attacked me, and that email reads as follows.
“Maxwell, I watched on as The Firm attacked you. It’s become very clear you’ve grown weak. I see all the potential in you to not just become a villain, but the greatest villain of our time. However, as I’ve said previously, you have much to learn. I’m willing to help you reach your true potential, but if you want to get the world title around your waist, this time you mustn’t grab the Dynamite Ring. Instead, you must grab the brass one. Yours Sincerely, Sir William Regal.” It was after that that MJF and Regal secretly met, and MJF is not afraid to admit that Regal is a genius.
MJF was more than apt to listen when Regal said to not use the diamond ring, but the brass knuckles. Regal didn’t want MJF to just beat Moxley, no no. He wanted MJF to leave Moxley with a lesson in the form of an emotional scar so that Moxley will never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. “Now let’s talk about The Firm, shall we?” MJF knows everyone wants to know what he’s going to do to The Firm, “and to be honest, eh. I kinda respect The Firm. They saw a weakness in me, and like sharks smelling blood, they attacked, and I would’ve done the exact same thing.
“And let’s be fair, even if I did harbor some resentment, Mr. Regal, do I really seem like the type to chase anyone down?” Regal says no. MJF says that’d take effort. And as Indy knows oh too well, effort is for poors like all of them! See, MJF is above that. And speaking of things MJF is above, let’s talk about the belt, shall we? When MJF became our AEW World Champion, he made a promise to himself that he’d make changes around here. Out with the old, in with the new, and so looking at this belt, he wants to vomit in his mouth. And that’s not just from being in Indiana.
Fans boo more but MJF says, “It’s because it desperately needs an upgrade. This belt is tacky, it lacks class, and to make matters worse, it reminds me of all the men who held it previously. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, yeah, sure, they were all talented in their own rights, I guess. But I think we can all agree none of them are on my level. And that is specifically why this version of the title, much like all of you, is garbage.” MJF throws down Pretty Platinum! And then Regal unveils the BURBERRY STRAPPED AEW World Championship! MJF introduces to the world, the new and improved AEW World Championship, “Triple B: The Big Burberry Belt!”
Fans boo but MJF says this is now the most important, prestigious and prolific world title in all of pro-wrestling, and that’s because MJF is the one holding it! “No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be recognized as world champion except for me! Not any of your over-hyped, overrated pieces of trash you guys constantly push for. Fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston…” Fans start chanting for “Eddie! Eddie!” MJF says they can chant all they want, Eddie will NEVER be world champion. MJF calls out other fake tough guys like Ricky Starks. Starks is a fake star is what he is!
And speaking of fakes, let’s talk about the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid, fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson! Fans boo but MJF says, “No offense, in comparison to me, Bryan Danielson couldn’t wrestle his way out of a gaddamn paper bag. No offense, Mr. Regal, you tried everything you could. Some people just can’t be helped.” MJF tells Indy to pipe down, but speaking of people who can’t be helped, here’s a message to everyone on HIS show, in HIS locker room and on HIS roster. “So long as I’m in this company, you will never know what it feels like to be on top, because I am going to be world champion for a very long time. All the way, in fact, until the bidding war of 2024!”
At that time, Triple B will be a bargaining chip to get the biggest money contract in the history of the business! MJF will make more money in a day than any of these white trash hicks in their miserable lives! “I just pray to God the right Khan foots the bill, and Lord knows I ain’t talking about Tony.” MJF grins at the camera because he’s talking about “Mah boi, jolly ol’ Saint Nick! And my other boy, The Game, Trips. And if I’m being completely transparent here, Mr. Regal, come January 1st, 2024, I don’t even know if a wrestling company wins the bidding war, because quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of having to look at disgusting, grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis. Maybe Hollywood wins!”
MJF grins as fans boo more. But MJF isn’t deaf. He knows there is an interesting amount of fans who were over the moon for him to become champion! Okay, to those fans, fantastic. But call him “Mystic Max,” because their happiness will soon turn to resentment, because those fans are fickle! “Pretty soon, you’ll be saying stuff like, ‘I am sick of MJF! He’s so boring! He’s so repetitive! All he does is talk! He never wrestles. He’s a coward!’ There it is!” Fans chant “BORING~!” as MJF continues to predict the rants about making opponents jump through hoops. But to those people, MJF says, “Great.”
Because y’know who keeps tuning in, praying to God that someone takes Triple B off MJF? YOU! MJF says during his long and illustrious reign, Triple B will be defended very rarely, and he will wrestler very rarely, because unlike everyone else, he’s a special attraction. “In order for you discussing poors to see me defend my title, nine times outta ten, you will have to reach into your pockets for that small amount of money that you have, and buy a PPV in hopes to see someone dethrone me. Newsflash: they won’t. I am about to have a world title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL and Jeff Jarrett seem short and sweet!
“I am about to have a world title reign that is gonna make that shmuck, Bruno Sammartino, roll in his shitty little grave!” Fans boo as MJF stoops to new lows in his insults. MJF says we are now in the Era of MJF, and his reign of terror has only just begun. Fans boo as he holds up Triple B, but then MJF remembers something! He knows fans are confused by all this, but hold on. MJF brings the brass knuckles out and says without these, and without Regal, none of this is possible. The fans might’ve booed when Regal came out here, but everyone still respects him, both fans and wrestlers alike. Because for 40 YEARS, Regal, has given blood, sweat, tears, and sacrificed so much to the business!
MJF gets fans to cheer Regal because Regal loves the business. So that’s why MJF wanted to say from the bottom of his heart, SUCKER PUNCH WITH THE KNUCKLES!!!! Fans boo as hard as ever as MJF walks over and squats by Regal’s prone body. “It’s funny. You said I had much to learn, and yet you’re the one who made a deal with The Devil. So allow me to leave you with the words you left me seven long years ago. ‘Will, the game has changed. MJF exclusive hires top talents and top world class athletes. When you’re of them, send me your stuff. Yours Sincerely, the World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.'”
MJF drops the mic, brings Triple B with him, and leaves through the crowd. Bryan hurries to Regal’s side, along with the medics. Regal wanted to make the greatest villain of all time, but he have just created the worst monster of all time! Did MJF cross a line no one should ever cross?
AEW returns as Regal is loaded into an ambulance.
He has a neck brace and backboard as he is on the stretcher. Bryan is there, he’s going to ride with Regal to the hospital. Will Lord Regal be alright? Will someone avenge him by ruining all of MJF’s plans for his future?
Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari!
Speaking of, the Absolute #1 contender plans to ruin the holidays for MJF by taking both world title AND diamond ring! Will Starks be red hot going into the battle royal? Or will Daivari Dinero already ruin Ricky’s own run?
Before the bell, Stokely Hathaway walks out to have everyone wait. He also has Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with him, and Hardy steals the spotlight by getting the fans cheering for V1 and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Stokely tells Hardy to get his ass to the back! Hardy smiles, but Ethan tells him to not forget that The Firm owns his ass! And in that Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Hardy’s gonna help Ethan win it all, because Ricky took away that #1 contendership away from him! So Ethan vows to take the battle royal from Starks. AND, Ethan is calling his shot right now!
At Winter is Coming, after MJF whoops Starks’ ass around the whole arena defending the world title successfully, Ethan will whoop MJF’s tired ass! Then Ethan will be the one with the diamond ring, and Starks will just watch and cry. IF he makes it to Winter is Coming. Daivari CLOBBERS Starks in the corner! The ref rings the bell, Daivari stomps a mudhole, then he fires off hands. Daivari whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Daivari up! Underhooks, gut wrench, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks looks at Ethan and Stokely as they’re already eating their words. Will All Ego be deflated in that battle royal? Will Starks win big again to then go for BOTH of MJF’s prizes?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker & Rebel.
Tony Schiavone is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, the Doctor, and the Doctor’s Assistant and brings up last week how Britt & Hayter won big in tag team action. Britt wants Tony to keep “Doctor” in how he addresses her. And also, she shouts out the big win by her Pittsburgh Steelers right here in Indianapolis. But let’s talk about what is really concerning: The coming sit-down interview Renee has with Saraya. Hayter has a great idea! Why not a sit-down interview with THE Women’s World Champion! A little chat even. And he will, next week. Renee can sit her ass at home! It’s settled, yours truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.
Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S” w/ Tay Melo!
Things are getting fierce in the invigorated AEW Women’s Division, and the always positive powerhouse is positively gonna pummel the Star of the Show! Will Willow keep the energy going to the top of the rankings? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?
The bell rings and Anna smirks as she circles with Willow. Anna avoids Willow but Willow clamps onto an arm! Anna whips free but Willow runs her over! Fans fire up as Willow runs, rolls then runs Anna over! Willow flexes, drags Anna up and short arm LARIATS! And short arm LARIATS again! Anna ELBOWS back but swings into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Anna goes to a corner, fans rally for Willow and she runs in to back body block! Willow does a dance, whips Anna corner to corner, then runs in to back body block again! Anna dodges the lariat to ROCK Willow, run and HEEL KICK!
Anna shoves Willow down, goes up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Anna mocks Willow before the cover, ONE!! Anna is upset as AEW goes picture in picture.
Willow gets to ropes but Anna CHOKES her! The ref counts, Anna lets off and paces about. Willow throws body shots but Anna CLUBS her down. Anna CHOKES Willow, the ref counts, but Tay is also talking trash. Anna lets off and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swipes at Tay but she gets away, and then Anna bumps Willow off buckles. Anna stalks Willow, CLUBS her down, then shouts at the fans to shut up. Willow kicks Anna, Anna ROCKS Willow, and Anna whips Willow corner to corner. Anna runs in to back elbow Willow down! Anna talks more trash, covers, TWO! Fans rally but Anna bumps Willow off buckles.
Anna ROCKS Willow again, whips her to ropes, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Anna soaks up the heat while Willow crawls. Anna CHOKES Willow on the mat, the ref counts and Anna lets off to then cover, ONE!! Anna is annoyed at Willow’s toughness, and she CLUBS Willow down. Anna bumps Willow off buckles, digs her boots in, then lets off at 4. Tay applauds as Anna snapmares Willow for elbows! Anna clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. But Willow endures and fans rally up. Willow fights up, only for Anna to wrangle her down. Willow fights up again, throws body shots, and AEW returns to single picture.
Willow ROCKS Anna, but Anna ROCKS Willow. Willow ROCKS Anna, so Anna ROCKS Willow! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, and Willow CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS! Anna KNEES low, whips, but Willow reverses. Willow runs in to back body block in the corner, and LARIAT! Snapmare, run and BOOT! Fans fire up with Willow and she whips Anna to ropes, for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Anna survives but Willow drags her back up. Willow fireman’s carries, Anna slips off to waistlock but Willow elbows free. Willow runs, into a spin and wrench and HOOK KICK! Then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Willow survives and upsets TayJay! Fans fire up and cheer Willow on as she rises up. Anna shouts she’s gonna choke her out! QUEENSLAYER!! But BACKPACK SENTON turns that round! Willow drags Anna up and gut wrenches, but Tay gets on the apron! Willow DECKS her for it! Anna reels Willow in but Willow fights the clinch with elbows! Gut wrench, but Anna hooks a leg to roll! Cradle, TWO!! Anna hurries but Willow BOOTS and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Willow drags Anna back up! Gut wrench, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!
Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall
No weeping Willow here! She’s all smiles as she gets another great win! Will Willow will her way to a title opportunity in time for the holidays?
But wait! TayJay aren’t done having a bad time, cuz RUBY SOHO Is back! Tay thinks she’s coming from the ramp, but nope! Ruby slips in from the crowd! Tay turns around, and Ruby tackles her! Ruby rains down fists! Anna returns but Ruby DECKS her! Tay ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby just grins! Ruby chases Tay out of the ring and brings her around to HEADBUTT! Tay wobbles, Ruby brings Tay around again, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN to the ramp! Ruby sits with Tay and gives her a kiss on the forehead. Is the Runaway going to run through the Brazilian Goddess?
The House of Black speaks.
Malakai himself says, “Before this week is done, you will have seen more of us making less of them.” The House is back from the dead, what does this mean for AEW?
Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Orange Cassidy.
Schiavone notes we all saw The Factory and Best Friends fall victim to the return of Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews. They agreed to this time to talk it out. QT wants to talk directly to Cassidy since he keeps getting interrupted. QT wants a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship. Cassidy says no problem. Oh, yeah, okay. Then this Friday on Rampage, it won’t just be a normal match! QT wants a Lumberjack match! Yeah, love it, great. See you then. QT can’t stand that, though he got what he wanted, Cassidy kept talking over him. But since he got what he wanted, will QT get the title? Or will he just get what he deserves?
The Baddies are here!
And it is a celebration for the still undefeated AEW TBS Champion! Jade Cargill is 42-0, has the physical belt back, and has Red Velvet back, though she kicked Kiera Hogan to the curb. That aside, they and Leila Grey go to the ring, Velvet and Leila in magenta to contrast with all the green and gold. The confetti cannons go off with red, while Jade has the mic to say, “Now we all know why we’re here tonight: because of me, and my big ass celebration! But before we begin, let me address something and set the record straight. I made the Baddies, I say who stays and who goes. Now you see, I got rid of the trash last week. So I’m so confused as to why you two were chilling with her this past weekend!”
Velvet shrugs, Leila rolls her eyes, but Jade says she is done playing games! Jade got her belt back from Nyla Rose at Full Gear! Understand that to stand next to Jade is a blessing. So either you two get in line, or they can step. Because they are eating on her dime, making names off of her, and this whole company is eating off of her! SHE is the brightest star the company has! Stand her next to any wrestler in the back, and every consumer knows she’s the star! No one has Jade’s face, Jade’s body, or Jade’s aura. NOBODY! Leila and Velvet seem to agree with that since they’re staying right there in the ring.
Jade then asks the fans, “So you tell me what we’re gonna do about that. And you all can play, but I put asses in seats!” Plenty of the fans agree with that. “I wrestle for bad bitches. Now cameramen, do your job and get my Baddies.” The cameras do in fact find the Indy Baddie Section as Jade continues. “I am the real deal! I am nothing but real. And like I said, I create careers. And speaking of careers, Lil’ Bow Wow is a joke! Is a total joke!” But wait, Bow Wow is on the tron! And he says, “Jadey, baby, you deserve all the flowers in the world. Congratulations on your little win. It was cute, really cute.”
But to get to business, time is money and Bow Wow is all about money. He’s done with his tour, has a lot of time on his hands, so what does that mean? “See you soon. Real, real soon.” Jade doesn’t understand what the hell is going on with Bow Wow, but she and the Baddies storm out of the ring. Who, if anyone, will ever dethrone #ThatBitch?
The Acclaimed speak.
Billy Gunn is with Max Caster & Anthony Bowens backstage, and he’s like a drill sergeant with his trainees. He asks, “Why is there a camera in our face?” Bowens answers, “Because AEW stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday.” Billy asks, “Why do you two not have a match on Dynamite?” Caster answers, “Because Everyone Loves the Acclaimed, and no one wants to fight us, Daddy Ass.” Billy asks, “And what are you two going to do about it?” Bowens says, “I have an idea, Daddy Ass.” Then would he like to let us all know? Bowens says this Friday on Rampage, they give a tag title opportunity to the best tag team in AEW!
How can that possibly be when THEY are the best team in AEW?! Caster says Bowens meant the second best team, Daddy Ass. Sorry. Okay. Then there’s only one thing left to do: SCISSOR FINGER~!!! Who is the second best team in AEW? AKA the #1 contenders? We’ll see this Friday when Rampage returns to its regular time of 10 PM Eastern!
AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M ruined the return of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks with a bell hammer. Then they cheated the second match with another bell hammer. Will there be THREE hammers in this third match? Or can the Best Bout Machine and his boys finally get on the board?
The fans sing Carry On My Wayward Son for The Elite, and then the introductions are made. But then The Elite attack Death Triangle on the ramp! Omega is after Fenix, Matt Jackson is after Pac and Nick Jackson is after Penta! Fans fire up as the brawl goes from ramp to stage, but then also down the ramp. Indy fires up for “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” as Omega and Nick mug Fenix. Matt ROCKS Penta, the ref reprimands everyone, but Penta runs, into a back drop to the ramp! Nick kicks Fenix, runs to get a boost from Matt, the RANA sends Fenix down the ramp! Omega RAMS Pac into part to the tunnel, to hit a KOTARO KRUSHER to the stage!
The Bucks check on Omega, that elevated bulldog really hurts the tailbone and hip. Nick CLUBS away on Pac, drags him up, and Matt walks Pac with Nick down the ramp. They head for ringside, Omega walks off the pain, and the Bucks set Pac up. Omega runs down the ramp to build up speed, for a SUPERKICK from Pac!! The Lucha Brothers then somersault down the ramp, DOUBLE STUNNERS!! Death Triangle turns things around on Elite and this still isn’t even on record as AEW goes picture in picture!
Fenix CLUBS Omega, ROCKS him and they end up going around the ramp. Matt and Nick hobble, Penta and Pac keep on them. Omega and Fenix brawl just offstage in front of fans. Fenix UPPERCUTS, Penta CLUBS and KICKS Nick to send him along the pyro grate. Nick hits Penta back and TOSSES Penta off onto Fenix and Omega! Pac and Matt brawl at center stage while Nick LEAPS to AX HANDLE Penta back down! Matt KICKS Pac towards that side of the stage, reels him in, but Pac blocks the suplex. Matt keeps trying but Pac throws body shots. Matt throws those shots back, then punches away on Pac’s forehead!
Matt gets space, runs but Pac BOOTS him away! Then Pac says what the hell, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Nick, Omega and the Lucha Brothers!! Death Triangle then drags Nick and Omega up, but Matt SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down! Omega helps Matt up and the Elite drag Death Triangle up. The brawling continues, going back to the ramp and then to ringside. Omega sends Penta into railing while Nick sends Pac into the apron. Fenix whips but Matt reverses to send Fenix into barriers! Matt mocks Fenix’s pain then kicks him down! Matt then brings Fenix around to have him join the others ringside.
Dynamite returns to single picture, Brandon Cutler is vlogging this for The Elite as they set up Death Triangle. They all put one out, but the ref wants this to finally get in the ring. Omega says fine, and he puts Penta in the ring. The bell finally sounds and NOW this is a match! Then Omega kicks Penta out of the ring, the Bucks DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMB Fenix and Pac! Omega then brings Penta around, but Penta fights that bomb off to CHOP Omega! And CHOP Matt! And tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER Nick! Omega rushes back in, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Penta as he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”
But then Penta moves, Matt WRECKS the ref with that wrecking ball dropkick!! And Alex Abrahantes sneaks a bell hammer to Penta! Penta hurries, hiding that hammer in his waistband. Penta then sets that down in a corner, and builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on The Elite! Penta puts Omega in, grabs said hammer, and fans are torn! Fenix gets in and he tells Penta NO! They’ve already done this enough for his liking! Penta tells him to shut up and just watch! But then Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta! V-TRIGGER hits Fenix!! Fenix flops out of the ring, Penta kicks Omega and tucks! But Omega slips out, the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Penta!
Omega hurries to SNAP DRAGON! Penta flounders, the ref is finally up, and fans are thunderous as Omega drags Penta back up. POWERBOMB, flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, but Pac breaks it! Nick kicks Pac and sends him out. Omega goes corner to corner but Penta BOOTS him away! Nick runs in but is put on the apron! Matt runs in, but he’s also put on the apron. Omega runs back in but Penta dodges so Omega takes the DOUBLE ENZIGURI! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Pac BOOTS Nick! Death Triangle sets Omega up in a drop zone, Death Triangle all climb the same corner!
Fans fire up as Death Triangle takes aim at an Elite each! Penta DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS while Fenix and Pac DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Penta hauls Omega up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Penta cannot believe it! Tag to Pac and “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes up top. Nick runs in to get Omega to safety! Nick then ducks under Pac’s leap and SUPERKICKS him on the return! Nick aims at Penta but Penta blocks his superkick! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! And SUPERKICKS Penta! Matt hits NORTHERN LIGHTS on Penta, and starts up the Polar Express!
But Fenix LEAPS in, only for Matt to catch him! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans are thunderous as Pac BOOTS Matt down! Omega staggers to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Omega! Pac puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, and then stands Omega up. Omega fights the superplex to fire off forearms and elbows! Pac clings to the ropes to stay up! They get forehead to forehead, but Omega fires off forearm after forearm! Pac just keeps taking those shots! Pac HEADBUTTS Omega in return! The brace might’ve helped in that! Pac stands Omega up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega survives again and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.
Fenix CLOBBERS Matt on the outside, Pac and Omega slowly sit up in the ring. Nick coaches Omega, but Pac drags him to the Death Triangle corner. Pac stomps Omega, kicks him, then drags him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Fenix, he snapmares Omega and BUZZSAWS! Pac KICKS, Penta KICKS, and then Death Triangle TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Jackknife cover, but Nick breaks it! Fenix bumps Omega off buckles, CLUBS him, then tags Penta. Penta turns Omega around to CHOP! Omega staggers but Penta brings him back. Tag to Pac, he CHOPS Omega down! Pac paces while Omega is stinging.
Pac eggs the fans on, taunts the Bucks, but he turns around into a CHOP from Omega! Omega CHOPS but Pac kicks out a leg to BOOT Omega down! Pac then BOOTS Nick down for good measure! Pac kicks Omega around, taunts him, then ROCKS him! Omega ROCKS Pac back! Pac ROCKS Omega, Omega ROCKS Pac, and they go back and forth! Pac fires off a flurry and Omega wobbles! Pac pushes Omega around, Omega throws body shots but they’re a bit weak. Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac eggs Omega on. Omega fires stronger body shots now, so Pac SOBATS! Pac runs, but into a V-TRIGGER!
Pac wobbles against ropes, Omega runs in but Pac dodges to SNAP GERMAN! But Omega is up to LARIAT Pac down! Fans are thunderous and their teams are chomping at the bit! Omega and Pac crawl, reach out, hot tags to Fenix and Nick! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and again, then Fenix shoves, but Nick dodges the rolling sobat! Nick runs in, whips Fenix, but Fenix tiger feint rewinds! Nick ducks the heel kick to SUPERKICK! But Fenix kips up, only for Nick to block that superkick to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix stays up so Nick wheelbarrows into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is still in this but Nick tags Matt.
The Bucks drag Fenix up, double whip, but Fenix ducks and springboards, but the Bucks catch his crossbody! Nick helps Matt position Fenix in the gut wrench, then Nick goes to the apron! But Fenix RANAS Matt into Nick! Fans fire up as Fenix somersaults, but Matt catches him to a fireman’s carry! Nick goes up the corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! The full combo of rolling senton, 450 splash and moonsault connects! Cover, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Nick throws Penta back out and fans fire up! Nick and Matt sit Fenix up, B T E- SUPERKICKS from Pac & Penta! Omega ROCKS Pac, ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Pac then CHOPS Penta!
Omega fires off hands on Penta and he drops! Pac swings, into a full nelson! Pac breaks that so Omega waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES, only for Pac to land on his feet! Fenix somersault CUTTERS Omega! Fenix tags Penta, Penta tags Pac. Penta drags Matt up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, Penta tucks Matt in, DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix then DIVES onto Nick and Omega! Tag to Pac and he climbs up! Penta goes up and up to ESCALERA SPLASH! 450 SPLASH from Pac! Cover, TWO!!! Matt survives and Pac is fuming! Matt flounders to a corner, Pac runs in and UPPERCUTS! Pac reels Matt in to BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!!
The Bastard is furious as Matt survives again. Pac drags Matt back into the drop zone then climbs up. BLACK ARROW, into Matt’s knees!!! Cradle, THE ELITE WIN!!!
Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle)
FINALLY, The Elite score one on Death Triangle! But they’ve still got a long way to go in this Best of 7! Omega gets the mic to say, “There was never gonna be a sweep, as long as The Cleaner’s in town. We’re bringing this back, it’s gonna be a reverse sweep. And boy, this is the first time in awhile I’ve been able to close a show. So without any further adieu, I must bid you all a good bye, mwah! And good night, BANG! Now play that song again, would ya?” Fans sing Carry On again as Dynamite goes off the air. Will The Elite come back from being down two to win this in six? Or will Winter is Coming cool them off so that Death Triangle can get hot again?
Great Dynamite here to pave more of the road for Winter is Coming. For one, a very creative change to the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal since the current ringbearer is also the current AEW World Champion. I had a feeling Starks would want in on that on top of being #1 contender to the world title. Starks squashed Daivari, he really should win the battle royal so he can make Winter is Coming a Winner Takes All situation. At the same time, that does seem a shame to have Starks lose both prizes, so maybe Starks calls for a double header? He may not win the belt but he can win the ring and take MJF’s ace in the hole.
And speaking of the battle royal, I do like that Ethan wants to force Hardy to help him, but I bet Hardy finds a way to mess that up for him. Then maybe that starts things towards Hardy liberating himself and Private Party from The Firm. #HardyParty has been building up wins on Dark and Elevation, they could be Trios contenders on the other side of Elite VS Death Triangle, and that could be all the more reason The Firm will want to keep them under contract as long as possible.
Great opening segment from Moxley and the surprise return of Hangman! Of course it turns into a brawl that happens again backstage, and that will definitely be a match for Winter is Coming. And I think we will get the proper finish there we were meant to see in the title match. Amazing first match of the night in Bryan VS Dax tonight. Dax has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, no matter what division we’re talking about. He loves being a tag guy with Cash, but maybe before calling it a day, Dax will win a midcard title. Perhaps the All-Atlantic Championship since Cassidy loves putting that thing up.
QT and Cassidy had a hilarious little promo to set up a match for Rampage, but a Lumberjack Match is just tailor made for the House of Black showing up and wrecking everyone ringside. I’m pretty sure Cassidy retains the title either way, and he’ll likely defend it against Malakai 1v1. Acclaimed have a good promo to set up a tag title match, but I don’t see FTR stepping up to them on a Rampage. It’ll probably be whoever is second on the contender’s list. And whichever that team is, they’re losing to The Acclaimed. FTR and Gunn Sons have to set up something for Final Battle, it’s what makes sense.
Speaking of other things that were set up for Final Battle and that make sense, great sit-down interview promo from JAS and BCC, especially with Claudio being fed up with the constant interviews. Hager bringing out a second purple bucket hat is hilarious, too. Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta will be a great tag match, Garcia VS Yuta will be a great Pure title match since we’ve seen it a couple times already. But I cannot be sure where the titles go. Of the two, I see Garcia losing, but then that means Claudio will be forced to sports entertain. A part of me would love seeing what happens with that, though.
The celebration for The Baddies wasn’t much of a celebration, and they didn’t even get to have the clearly red velvet cake. But Jade really amped up her arrogance saying Jade is AEW. I almost thought this was the moment she turned off Velvet and Leila for good, but guess not. And Bow Wow either has a proxy to dethrone Jade, or he is such a distraction that Jade loses. I can’t be sure who Bow Wow introduces in the first idea, while that second idea feels a bit cheap. I suppose it does keep Jade strong in her first loss ever, but Jade is so good as a character that she deserves to be beat by someone straight up so there’s no excuse.
Good match for Willow VS Anna and a very good win for Willow. But since she’s lost multiple times to Jade, she probably has to wait until Jade loses it so she can go after the new champ. And a great return for Ruby in her hometown, she and Willow can both build momentum taking the fight to TayJay. Good promo from Hayter and Britt to keep the “hate-on” for Saraya. Nice return of Technique by Taz, and I really liked the orange filter. No idea who is next for Hook, or who dethrones him, but Hook is finally facing people that challenge him, so that’s good.
Another great vignette for Hobbs. He really should be TNT Champion, but it is nice to get some real depth for his character. He’ll definitely be the next TNT Champion after Wardlow VS Joe. Joe VS Fox was a great match, too, and it’s great for Fox to be somewhere higher profile. MJF continues to be great on the mic, but he should be pissed at whoever made that belt for him. The Big Burberry Belt just looks like a Big Brown Belt because of how muted those colors ended up on the leather. But you do have to appreciate MJF has picked up the mantle of “AEW’s HHH Parody” with Cody Rhodes in WWE.
And just as things were starting to drag on, MJF turns it all around with that sucker punch to Regal! Bryan was devastated, but he’ll surely return with rage, wanting after MJF, and I wonder if Tony Khan already shoots down MJF’s “PPVs only” stipulation by making MJF face Bryan at like Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash to see if MJF even makes it to 2023 as champion. Also, lots of people are talking about Regal going back to WWE but not going back to WWE, I don’t know which will happen, but this is of course a way to write him off for a moment and give him a great return moment to screw MJF over.
And lastly, what a great main event for the trios titles. I feel like half of the segment wasn’t even officially a match. These two teams keep busting out great stuff, and the Death Triangle story with the hammer continues. It more or less cost them tonight, but the Elite had to get on the board somehow. They take a week off from this series next week to come back at Winter is Coming, but I bet there will be a promo where Fenix argues with Penta about the hammer. This is all leading to The Elite getting the belts at the end of the series, and then Death Triangle might fall apart. I don’t really want that, the Trios Division needs trios as great as them, but if even The Dark Order can fall apart, then any trio can.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/29/22)
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- Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Justin Corino, Ryan Mooney & Steve Josifi; The Factory wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Chris Wylde; Clayton wins.
- Hikaru Shida w/ Hagane Shinno VS Layla Luciano; Shida wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Tracy Williams, LSG and Jack Tomlinson; The JAS wins.
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- Angelico VS Hagane Shinno; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura w/ Baliyan Akki VS Tiara James; Sakura wins.
- Six Man Tag: Hardy Party VS The Wingmen; Hardy Party wins.
Hikaru Shida bringing along Hagane Shinno (formerly known as Madoka) is interesting. More Japanese promotions seem to be willing to let talent work with AEW, and that of course helps AEW get recognition internationally, and helps those promotions get recognition in the USA. Shinno will definitely get a win off Angelico, but AEW’s already such a full roster, who knows if Shinno will see any TV time.
Good to see the Wingmen together again, even if it’s to lose to Hardy Party. But even the Trios Division needs its lower midcard, and that is where The Wingmen will be. Matt Hardy & Private Party might end up becoming The Firm’s Trios Championship contenders if they keep building up wins on AEW YouTube. They could give whoever comes out of the Best of 7 Series a great match, and we could see a lot of overbooked, “internal conflict” of whether Hardy Party is Face or Heel, same as we’re seeing with Death Triangle always resorting to the hammer.
UPDATE: Welp, didn’t think Angelico would win but he did. I guess not ever new star that comes into AEW can just get a free win.
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