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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (1/11/22)

Tonight is Phenomenal!

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NXT has a phenomenal main event!

For the first time ever, AJ Styles has a match on NXT! Will his main event debut be phenomenal? Or will he suffer the Grayson Waller Effect?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Xyon Quinn VS Santos Escobar w/ Legado del Fantasma; Escobar wins and leaves with Elektra Lopez.
  • Cameron Grimes VS Damon Kemp; Grimes wins.
  • Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Qualifier: Joe Gacy & Harland VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; Blade & Enofe win, by disqualification, and advance to the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
  • Crowbar on a Pole: Pete Dunne VS Tony D’Angelo; D’Angelo wins.
  • Six Woman Tag: Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta & Wendy Choo VS Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Carter & Amari Miller; Hartwell, Pirotta & Choo win.
  • Solo Sikoa VS Boa; Double Count-Out Draw.
  • AJ Styles VS Grayson Waller; Styles wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

The NEW NXT Champion, Bron Breakker, heads to the ring!

The unbreakable Big Booty Nephew raises the belt high, his side plates put on it just today, and he gets the mic. Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” and Bron tells Tommaso Ciampa, “Thank you.” Ciampa is an unbelievable athlete, a great performer and an outstanding human being. Most didn’t see it, but after the match, Ciampa stood up and told Bron it was his time. Ciampa then paid respects to Bron’s father, Rick, who was watching live for the first time. Bron knows he has big shoes to fill, but he’s ready. And what he loves about NXT is that there are no bye weeks. They have to get up and perform for each and every one of the fans.

So to anyone who wants after Bron and the title, know this: Every day when you show up for training, Bron’s already trained; every day you watch film, Bron’s already watched it; every day you wanna leave early, Bron’s staying. Why? Because he’s THE NXT Champion! Bron will prove why he earned this title each and every week! Who will Bron prove that against next to build his legacy? Just as Bron makes his way out, Legado del Fantasma make their way in. The Emperor of Lucha eyes Bron and the title, but will he hold onto a different asset here tonight?

Xyon Quinn VS Santos Escobar w/ Legado del Fantasma!

The Gentleman Fighter has courted Elektra Lopez, but now is the finale of this NXTelenovela. Who wins and has both the heart and loyalty of Lopez on their side?

The bell rings and Quinn immediately CLOBBERS Escobar! Quinn CLUBS away on Escobar, throws body shots in the corner, then CLUBS Escobar more. Quinn RAMS into Escobar, keeps him cornered and fires off more body shots! Legado protests but Escobar shoves Quinn away, only for Quinn to CLOBBER him again! Lopez watches from the perch as Quinn cravats and drags Escobar up. Quinn scrapes Escobar’s face off the ropes, then throws hands and even headbutts! Escobar staggers away, Quinn throws more body shots! Quinn scoops Escobar to give him SNAKE EYES! Escobar flops down and fans are torn.

Quinn clamps onto Escobar with a chinlock, but Escobar gets up. Quinn scrapes him off ropes again! Fans duel, Quinn throws body shots and RAMS his shoulder in! The ref counts, Quinn keeps Escobar cornered to throw more heavy hands! Escobar goes to another corner, but Quinn TOSSES him across the ring! Escobar flounders to the corner, Quinn powers up and NXT goes picture in picture.

Quinn stands Escobar up to ROCK him with a right, then CLUB him down! Quinn keeps after Escobar, throws more body shots, but Escobar hits back! Escobar runs, into a FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Quinn keeps his focus, keeps after Escobar, and chokes him on the ropes! The ref counts, Quinn lets off and Escobar hits back! Quinn CLUBS Escobar, throws him out, and then follows him out. Escobar leans against the announce desk but Quinn RAMS him into the apron! And then CHOPS him against it! Escobar grits his teeth but Quinn puts him in. Joaquin Wilde runs at Quinn but gets TOSSED through the air!

Quinn turns around, Escobar DIVES! Direct hit and Quinn is sent into the desk! Mendoza helps Wilde up, Escobar goes back to Quinn, and Escobar RAMS Quinn into the apron. Escobar puts Quinn in, paces around while talking trash, and he stomps Quinn down. Escobar gets a leg for a spinning toehold! Escobar hooks up the legs, rolls, and has an INVERTED DEATHLOCK! Quinn endures, Escobar puts pressure on the legs, but Quinn crawls and drags Escobar with him to the ROPEBREAK! Escobar lets go at 4, but he stomps and KICKS the bad leg! Escobar sweeps the legs in the corner, then CLUBS Quinn down.

Quinn hobbles up but Escobar KICKS his leg more. Escobar brings Quinn around, NXT returns to single picture, and Escobar has an ANKLE LOCK! Quinn endures the unique grip Escobar uses, Quinn crawls but Escobar drops into a grapevine! Escobar stomps the leg, lets go to bring Quinn up, and runs side to side to RAM into the bad leg! Fans rally and duel as Escobar poses. Lopez has moved to ringside now, Escobar covers, TWO! Escobar KICKS Quinn down, KICKS the leg, then drags Quinn over, so he can SPLASH down on the knee! Escobar taunts Quinn, but Quinn throws forearms. Escobar SLAPS him down, then puts Quinn in a corner

Quinn hits back, Escobar puts the leg on the ropes. Escobar ROCKS Quinn, runs corner to corner and dropkicks the bad leg! Escobar falls but Lopez has a poker face as she watches. Escobar drags Quinn around, brings him up and puts him in a corner. Escobar CHOPS, but that just angers Quinn! GAMANGIRI, and Escobar goes to the far corner. Escobar fires up, runs in but Quinn CLOBBERS him! Quinn fires off body shots and a HEADBUTT! Quinn RAMS into Escobar at the corner, then TOSSES him across the way again. Quinn runs back in, another RAM, then a fireman’s carry. Mendoza distracts so Quinn TOSSES Escobar.

Quinn runs Mendoza off, but then Escobar dumps him out! Escobar goes out after Quinn, fireman’s carries, but Lopez stands in his way! Escobar drops Quinn to ask what this is about. They’re familia, aren’t they? Quinn CLOBBERS Escobar from behind, puts him back in, but Escobar comes back! Quinn CLOBBERS Escobar, gives a look to Lopez, and she puts her hands on him to feel those muscles. But then she LOW BLOWS him!! She never loved Quinn, she just wanted to reel him in! Mendoza puts Quinn in for Escobar, PHANTOM DRIVER! Cover, Escobar wins!

Winner: Santos Escobar, by pinfall; Lopez stays with Legado

Familia is forever, and the façade finally brings Quinn down! He’s no longer undefeated, and no longer Lopez’s love. Will he ever get his revenge on Legado for this?

 

Tony D’Angelo speaks.

“Petey Poppins, there’s 16 different ways to use a crowbar. Tonight, I’m only gonna need, I dunno, like, three.” He wanted to let Dunne off with just a busted hand. But he’s coming back after Tony? Oh, ey, big mistake. Tonight, Dunne is done. Tony just wanted a trophy from WarGames, but Dunne doesn’t listen. He’s like Tony’s dog, having to be taught not to go on the rug. But tonight, everyone will learn Tony is in charge. Will the Bruiserweight be broken by NXT’s Godfather?

 

Mandy Rose has a photoshoot.

“After a successful title defense, this is how your champ celebrates. Boys, get my good side. Who am I kidding? Every side is my good side.” Mandy arrived in style and left with the title. They couldn’t touch her. Mandy makes this title look hot and fans tune in to see her. Why? Because NXT 2.0 is all about Mandy. So keep watching and staring, like she knows you will.

 

Update on Von Wagner.

After the outburst he had involving assaulting members of the live audience, Von Wagner has been fined an undisclosed amount of money, and suspended indefinitely! When and where will we see vicious Von make his return?

 

Cameron Grimes VS Damon Kemp!

The Carolina Cash Money Caveman is back in action! And as he said last week, his 2022 resolution is to get him some new gold! Will that journey to a title start here?

The bell rings, Grimes and Kemp circle, and Grimes gets a leg. Kemp powers through to a waistlock and a SLAM. Grimes gets up and gets free, to get the leg again. Kemp rolls to get Grimes’ leg, but Grimes gets up to roll and get Kemp for a victory roll! TWO, Grimes arm-drags and has the armlock. Kemp claws at the hold, and Malcolm Bivens appears. Kemp headscissors, Grimes kips free. “Kiss mah grits!” Grimes swaggers, Kemp gets up but Grimes ROCKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS again! Grimes whips Kemp to ropes, Kemp whip Grimes into a corner! Grimes elbows back, goes up top and leaps, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!

Kemp roars, fans fire up for the new guy, and Kemp clamps on a chinlock. Fans rally for Grimes as he fights up, snapmares free, and runs to DECK Kemp with a forearm! Grimes starts to rally, Kemp goes to a corner. Grimes runs in to BOOT Kemp down! Grimes goes up, leaps, BIG CROSSBODY! Fans fire up with Grimes as he aims from the corner. “TO~ THE~ MOON~!” CAVE-IN! Cover, Grimes wins!

Winner: Cameron Grimes, by pinfall

Kemp’s a blue chip prospect but he just got busted! Grimes says he’s the man here, and he’s going for gold! Will Grimes cash in and make this his year?

 

Joe Gacy speaks.

“Harland and I want to express our sincerest gratitude to the tournament committee for allowing us to participate in tonight’s Dusty Rhodes Classic play-in match. This is an opportunity that will not be taken lightly, nor will it be squandered.” To allow them even this opportunity sis something they will remember for the rest of their lives. And they plan to use this platform to show that no mater one’s size, skills or experience, everyone has an equal opportunity to be winners of the Dusty Cup. Malik Blade, Edris Enofe, when you two step in the ring with them, you are still in a safe space. And though tonight they are rivals, Harland wants to let them know they are not rivals in life.

What does that even mean? Will it matter when the qualifier is over?

 

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Qualifier: Joe Gacy & Harland VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!

It’s the classic “win and you’re in!” But will Mr. Inclusion and his hulking protégé try to help Malik & Edris understand they’re still winners even in defeat? Or will Malik & Edris shock the world and go from a new team to top team?

The teams sort out, Gacy starts against Edris. Fans rally up for the Excellence of Execution as he ties up with Gacy, but Gacy powers him to a corner. Gacy lets off, but Enofe ducks the cheap shot! Enofe waistlocks, Gacy elbows free, and Gacy headlocks. Enofe powers out, Gacy runs him over, and things speed up. Enofe leaps but into a fireman’s carry! Enofe slips off, shoves, but Gacy whips Enofe to ROCK him with a right! URENAGE! Cover, TWO! Gacy keeps on Enofe and brings him over. Enofe keeps Gacy from tagging Harland with an arm-drag! Gacy powers up, Enofe still keeps him from Harland, but Gacy knees low!

Gacy and Enofe clinch, Enofe gets around to roll him up. TWO, and Enofe KNEES Gacy to the corner! Tag to Malik, fans fire up as he and Enofe whip and dropkick Gacy down! Malik dodges Gacy to arm-drag him for an armlock. Fans rally and Malik tags Enofe. They double whip, Gacy reverses to send Enofe to ropes, but Enofe hurdles Gacy and Malik hurdles Enofe. Malik goes to the side, Enofe comes back and holds Gacy, Malik hits a ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Harland seethes while Enofe fires up and runs at Gacy. Gacy dodges and Enofe hits buckles! Gacy drags Enofe over, tag to Harland!

Fans fire up, Enofe tags Malik, but Harland hits Malik first. Harland has a SLEEPER! Malik JAWBREAKERS free, but Harland just gets angrier! He waistlocks Malik to RAM him into the corner, then he digs his knee in! The ref counts, Harland lets off, but then digs his knees in again! Harland CLOBBERS Enofe, then drags him in to POST him! Harland goes back to Malik, dribbles his head off the buckles, but the ref counts. Harland keeps going, the ref disqualifies him!

Winners: Malik Blade & Edris Enofe, by disqualification (qualify for the Dusty Rhodes Classic)

Harland won’t stop torturing Malik in the corner! The ref gets his attention, but Gacy hurries in to keep Harland from attacking the ref. The ref says he’s just doing his job, and Gacy calms Harland. How is it Gacy can quell the rage of Harland? Can Malik & Edris rebound from this to take the Dusty Cup?

 

Imperium speaks.

Walter says the faction was built on three key principles: integrity, discipline and honor. “Every part of our many successes has been achieved through the glory of working harder than everybody else.” Barthel says it is impossible to explain the level of commitment to everyone here. Americans are imperfect specimens, living lives of gluttony and sloth, and are unable to imagine a world without entitlement and spoils. Aichner says when Imperium achieve success, they don’t celebrate and congratulate themselves or take time off. They just work harder. There is no easy road. Perfection is paved with pain and suffering. They don’t wish upon stars or believe in pipe dreams.

They look down on the unkempt, uneducated and unfashionable. They carry and present themselves with class, elegance and sophistication. They are Imperium, and they are not like you. To them, the mat is sacred. Will they build an empire here in NXT?

 

Crowbar on a Pole: Pete Dunne VS Tony D’Angelo!

The Bruiserweight doesn’t care that he has a busted hand, he’ll beat Tony D’s brakes off with every other part of his body. Will Dunne be done with Tony after this? Or will Tony take the crowbar and leave the winner?

The bell rings and the two stare down. Then they both look at the crowbar, and Tony heads that way! Dunne chases after, but Tony DECKS him! Tony says he outsmarted Dunne, he just wanted to bait Dunne in. But Dunne CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Tony knee slow, suplexes, but Dunne makes it a body scissors and double wristlock! Tony endures, powers out, but Dunne wrangles him down to STOMP the shoulder! Dunne then goes for the crowbar! Dunne climbs the corner, Tony drags him down and fires off haymakers! Tony throws body shots, clinches, but Dunne counters to a GUILLOTINE!

Dunne wrangles Tony down, to STOMP his head! Dunne then goes up the corner, but Tony again brings him down. Tony throws body shots like a hockey scrum, then runs into the corner. Dunne boots but Tony blocks to get the leg, SHOULDER CAPTURE SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Tony grins as he goes to the corner now. Tony climbs up, but Dunne drags him down now. Dunne pulls hair, keeps Tony down on the buckle and stomps away! Dunne sees the crowbar tilting towards him and he grabs the hook. But Tony kicks Dunne down! Dunne KICKS Tony back, brings him up, but Tony suplexes Dunn in! FALCON ARROW! Both men are down, NXT goes to break.

NXT returns and Tony knuckle locks, lifts and SLAMS Dunne! We see ringside, a lot of other items were brought out but left there because the crowbar is the only legal weapon. Dunne fights Tony off with kicks, then stomps him down, before a PENALTY KICK! Dunne wrenches and has a half straitjacket for a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Dunne gets the arm and bends it, isolates it, and STOMPS it! Fans rally up, Dunne looks to the crowbar, but he brings Tony up first to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! Dunne isolates the arm again, to STOMP it again! Tony writhes, Dunne looms over him, and Dunne kicks Tony down.

Dunne climbs the corner! He gets a hand on, but Tony drags him back down for a waistlock, and GERMAN SUPLEX! Dunne lands on his face and stomach, Tony gets up to go for the corner! Tony climbs up, and he brings the crowbar down! Tony grins and he storms up, but Dunne dodges the crowbar! Dunne dodges again, the hook gets caught on the rope, and Dunne KICKS Tony’s arms! Dunne has the crowbar but Tony avoids getting smashed! Dunne shrugs, swings, but hits pole! Tony goes to the announce desk, but he says if that’s what Dunne’s got… Tony trips Dunne, drags him out and gives him an APRON BACK SUPLEX!

Tony gets the crowbar now, he stalks Dunne to the announce desk, but Dunne holds him off. This is just like last week, as Tony isolates the arm! Dunne slips away, then dodges, and Tony hits the steps! GAMANGIRI knocks Tony down! Fans fire up with Dunne but the ring count is climbing! Knee drop to the bad arm! Dunne gets in, the count continues but Dunne goes out to get Tony in. Dunne wants to finish Tony, and he has the crowbar! Dunne hooks Tony’s arm, and puts the crowbar against Tony’s mouth! Tony endures this CROWBAR CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!

Tony RAMS Dunne into the corner, is free of the submission, and he gives Dunne a CROWBAR NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives and Tony is beside himself. Dunne grabs the crowbar but Tony grabs the hand! Tony STOMPS the hand! Then he digs the crowbar into the hand. Dunne headbutts but Tony holds on to SMASH the hand! Tony wraps Dunne up again but Dunne gets free to DREAM SMASHER ELBOW! GAMANGIRI after GAMANGIRI in the corner! KNEE DROP to the arm, BUZZSAW to the face! Dunne has the crowbar and fans fire up! Dunne swings, Tony gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Dunne lands on his feet, drop toehold, and CROWBAR STF!!

Tony endures as the crowbar is put in his mouth! Tony back headbutts Dunne away! The crowbar might’ve gotten Dunne on the side, too. Tony brings a chair in from outside, the ref stops him, and Dunne STOMPS the bad arm! Dunne wants the chair, the ref stops him, too! Dunne kicks, Tony blocks, but Dunne turns suplex into TRIANGLE HOLD! Dunne BENDS the fingers! Tony gets the ropebreak, the ref counts, Dunne throws elbows until he lets go. Dunne and Tony each grab the crowbar, and they start throwing forearms! Tony TACKLES Dunne onto the chair! Tony POSTS Dunne! Dunne flounders, Tony has the crowbar, and he CLOBBERS Dunne with it! Cover, Tony wins!

Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall

The Wise Guy of NXT got lucky with that chair placement, but he still brutally defeated the Bruiserweight. Will Dunne just have to fogetaboutit from now on?

 

Backstage interview with Grayson Waller.

McKenzie says tonight is the night he finally goes 1v1 against AJ Styles. Yes, in the main event. Where Waller is destined to be, where he deserves to be, and where he’ll stay after he wins. He’s everywhere right now! His social media is going off, he’s the face of NXT, he’s been on Raw, and he might even go to SmackDown, slap Roman Reigns around and hit Shinsuke Nakamura in the face. It is everyone’s dream to have a WrestleMania moment, but Grayson makes Grayson Waller moments. He jumped off the cage at WarGames, and had the Chairshot Heart Around the World, times two. And tonight, he’ll create another moment, just you watch.

 

NXT checks in with another Mandy Rose photoshoot.

“Toxic Attraction is made up of three sexy, self-confident, successful women. And we’ve got all the gold to prove it. Tell ’em, girls.” Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne being the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, they know that women want to be them, and men want to be with them. And ever since Halloween Havoc, the thirst has been at an all time high. Mandy saw what no one else did: two women who kick ass in the ring and break hearts outside it. Don’t believe them? Ask the rest of the division, and the men they’ve ghosted. No one can hang with this trio. Mandy is at the top of her game, and there isn’t a tag team in the world that can touch Gigi & Jacy. If you wanna prove them wrong, you know where to find them. Follow the crowd, because they follow Toxic Attraction, the attraction of NXT.

 

Six Woman Tag: Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta & Wendy Choo VS Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Carter & Amari Miller!

Persia & Indi are eager to get back at the tag titles, but it’s hard to say if Wendy is eager to do anything. Will Wendy wake up and bring the fight? Or will KC Squared plus the Vibe of St. Louis equal a winning combination?

The teams sort out, Indi starts against Amari and Wendy takes another nap. Indi and Amari tie up, Amari gets the arm and wrenches to a wristlock. Amari throws Indi, brings her back up but Indi powers out. Amari mule kicks and SHOTGUNS Indi out! Amari builds speed, Kacy tags in, Amari DIVES! Direct hit, Kacy tags Kayden, and they work together so Kayden can FLY and take out Indi! Kacy then TORNILLOS to take out Persia! Fans are fired up, Wendy wakes up to see what’s going on, and we see Brooks & Briggs watching backstage. Kayden gets in, Indi follows, and Indi whips but Kayden boots back. Kayden gets the arms, hammerlock to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!

Fans chant, “NAP TIME!” for Wendy as Kayden keeps Indi from the corner. Indi kicks Kayden, Kayden gets an arm, but Indi keeps Kayden from her corner now. Indi whips Kayden to the corner, Kayden dropkicks Persia! Indi reels Kayden back in, Kayden sunset flips, TWO! Kayden and Indi DOUBLE FOREARM each other down! Wendy takes a sip of- Where’d she get that drink?! Hot tags to Wendy and Amari! Wendy dodges Amari just by stretching and bending back! Amari runs back in, Wendy kicks and kicks and LARIATS! Wendy fires up, she whips Amari to ropes, OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!

Wendy is all fire dup, she handspring FOREARMS! And EXPLODERS! Cover, Kacy breaks it! Persia hits Kacy, gets her up, SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Kayden BOOTS Persia, dodges Indi, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Amari hits a CODE BREAKER! All six women are down and fans fire up! Wendy is napping again!! Amari drags her but Wendy kicks her away! Tag to Persia, she scoops Amari to a fireman’s carry. Tag to Indi, TKO FACEBUSETR to the PRETTY SAVAGE ELBOW! Cover, Indi and team win!

Winners: Persia Pirotta, Indi Hartwell & Wendy Choo, by pinfall

Wendy Choo, who knew? Will all of these women be making their way towards gold soon enough?

 

MSK talks backstage.

They’re feeling great, but wait. The Dusty Cup? She’s even more beautiful than they remember! The road to the titles runs through the tournament. And just as Shaman Bro Riddle said, the comeback is greater than the setback. History is gonna repeat itself as these two run through the field! Like the Grizzled Young Veterans, or the good ol’ boys, Briggs & Jensen. And also the Creed Brothers Creed Diamonds Diamond Creed. Dakota Kai walks in, marveling at the cup, too. She wants this, too. WE want it! Wait, we? Does Dakota have a new tag partner we don’t know about? “Nothing defers friendship more than success.” No! Don’t you put that evil on them!

 

Solo Sikoa speaks.

“Boa. You want to jump me in the shadows? You wanna fight? That’s a language I can understand.” And he doesn’t care which Boa it is, “Let’s get it.” The fight is coming, but will Boa be in control? Or will it be Tian Sha walking to the ring?

 

Kay Lee Ray walks in.

She’s looking for Mandy Rose but the photoshoot is done. So she can show up to do that but not to defend the title? KLR sees how it is. And she starts smashing everything! Mandy thinks she can do whatever she wants, huh? How about we get a shot of this? And she HOMERS the photo camera! “Sorry.” Will KLR look to break Mandy’s reign soon enough?

 

Solo Sikoa VS Boa!

The two are already in the ring as NXT returns, and the bell sounds. These two circle, and it is clear Boa is Boa with no face paint. Solo dodges him to CHOP and CHOP and bump him off buckles. Solo CHOPS again, then whips Boa to ropes. Fans duel, Boa wrenches to sobat! Boa CLUBS and KICKS Solo, then throws him out of the ring. Solo comes back. Solo ducks the roundhouse to trip Boa and rain down forearms! Solo switches around to headlock and punch away! Solo lets off to drag Boa up and CHOPS him off his feet! Boa gets up, Solo ROCKS him with an uppercut! Boa bails out, Solo follows him, but Boa hits back with body shots.

Boa POSTS Solo, the ring count climbs, but Boa puts Solo in at 5 of 10. Fans rally for Solo, Boa stomps away on a leg. Boa stomps Solo in the gut and again, then he drags Solo up. Boa has a cut on his forehead but he throws knees to whip and KNEE Solo! Then whip and KNEE again! And then again! Double underhooks, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Boa sits Solo up and wraps on a modified cobra clutch. Solo endures, fans rally up, but Boa shifts to a chinlock. Solo endures again, blood in his mouth, but Boa leans on Solo. Fans rally up, Solo fights to his feet, but Boa wrenches to kick. Solo blocks, CLUBS the leg then elbows and and DECKS Boa!

Solo runs to drop the SENTON! Boa gets up, Solo fires up and fans rally as he clotheslines Boa and himself out of the ring! Both men are down, fans fire up for “NXT! NXT!” and Solo drags Boa up. Solo RAMS Boa into steel steps! The ring count is climbing, Solo stands Boa up but Boa SMACKS him off the desk! The count is 10!!

Double Count-Out

Boa still POSTS Solo! They brawl to the back from the crowd side, and Solo SMACKS Boa with a chair! They go backstage, is the battle going to rage on?

 

Backstage interview with AJ Styles.

The Phenomenal One says those two were going out it and that’s what he loves about NXT: the passion. It is infectious, to everyone but Grayson Waller. Waller is the opposite. We heard him, he his confident, but believes he has Styles where he wants him. That’s nerves talking. Grayson will step up to the plate, but the Grayson Waller Effect ends tonight. 2022 is Styles’ year. HIS Georgia Bulldogs won the NCAA National Football Championship, so Styles is going to ride that momentum to WrestleMania! That all starts here, with shutting Grayson Waller’s mouth. Will NXT truly be phenomenal in the main event?

 

Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams arrive.

THE North American Champion and his partner in rhyme roll up in style, and they tell security to keep it right here, they’ll be back soon. What will Melo & Trick have to say after ending Roderick Strong’s title reign?

 

Solo and Boa are still brawling!

Referees try to stop them bot Solo sends Boa crashing into trunks! And he throws chairs at Boa, then throws Boa into trash cans! But Boa RAMS Solo into spare girders! And SMACKS him with a lid! And smack shim off a lid! Solo hits Boa with that lid, then TOSSES Boa over trunks! Solo hurries after, but a FIREBALL erupts! Refs shout for medical, and from behind the trunks rises TIAN SHA BOA! Will Solo have to think twice before fighting this darkness again?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

Von’s suspension has been LIFTED! And his fine has been PAID! But why? And by who? Could Von have a friend in high places?

 

Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams head to the ring.

Fans are torn as the Face of the New School, the (self-proclaimed) A Champion of NXT and Trick walk out. They get mics, Trick says “First thing first, I need everyone to get out of their seats to make some noise for your North American Champion.” Melo, Trick is happy for you. When Melo has gold, they both have gold. See, Melo & Trick are like peanut butter & jelly, like Shaq & Kobe, like… Trick & big booty- Whoa, whoa, whoa, brother. Right, sorry. But it is what it is. Now to serious business. Set it up. Trick gets what Melo is talking about, and Melo says last week, he had one of the toughest challenges of his career against one of the toughest opponents in Roderick Strong.

So with that said, Melo would like to take a moment of silence for Strong’s Cruiserweight title reign. Trick holds up the shirt, and Melo says, “Rest in piss to all my ops.” He pours one out, then says on to the real celebration! Get fired up for your UNIFIED champion, baby! Melo is him! And since he’s had the ball, it’s been first downs and touchdowns, and he ain’t passing anytime soon. What, really? Trick knows what he means. Right, sorry. Talk your talk. Melo says he has more accomplishments than he does months in NXT. When it comes down to it, two things are true:  numbers don’t like, and Melo don’t miss.

And here’s the best part. Melo IS the walking cheat code. Melo IS the history maker in the physical form. And Melo IS the most scintillating champion EVER in NXT! Trick likes that, too. You can call it the NXT Unified North American we talk for a minute because I wanna know your name Championship. But with it around Melo’s waist, it is THE CHAMPIONSHIP! Step up and get stepped on. Because that’s all it is, and that’s all it’s ever gonna be. But here comes AJ Styles! Melo & Trick talk a little trash, but will they find they don’t want none?

 

Melo & Trick return to the parking lot.

But the security guard lost their keys?! Well who took them? Cameron Grimes asks if Melo is looking for something. Grimes says that in 2021, he would be doing donuts in this Bentley. But in 2022, he’ll keep it straight with Melo. He’s coming for that North American title. And then he’ll go TO~ THE~ Moon. Don’t miss! Melo catches the keys, but Trick keeps him from going after Grimes. Will Melo make Grimes regret calling the champ out like that?

 

AJ Styles VS Grayson Waller!

The Phenomenal One has been exactly that in his pro-wrestling career, and that includes becoming WWE Grand Slam Champion in the fastest fashion. But for the first time ever, he’s wrestling in NXT! Will it just be another in a long list of incredible accomplishments? Or will the 21st Century Success Story keep that success rolling?

NXT returns as Waller makes his entrance, to a chorus of boos from the fans. The bell rings and Styles and Waller talk trash. They circle, Waller gives a testing kick and jab, but Styles is more annoyed than anything. Waller goes to ropes for defense, but then comes back to tie up with Styles. Styles puts Waller in a corner, the ref calls the ropebreak, and Styles pushes Waller as he lets off. They go again, Styles headlocks, Waller endures and powers through to his own headlock. Styles endures the grind, Waller hits a headlock takeover but Styles rolls it to a cover, ONE! Waller still has the headlock but Styles wrenches out.

Styles hammerlocks, Waller drops back and slips free. Waller shows off with drop steps, but Styles KICKS the leg! Styles fires off in the corner, CHOPS, then follows Waller to another corner. Styles CLUBS Waller down, fans fire up and Styles bumps Waller off buckles. Styles gets the leg, Waller holds ropes, so Styles KICKS the leg! Waller hobbles, he forearms Styles back, but runs into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Styles, and Styles brings Waller up but bump him off buckles. Styles bumps Waller off more buckles, then scoops to SLAM him. Styles runs to drop a knee! Cover, TWO!

Waller gets away and shakes out the cobwebs. Styles storms over but Waller throws him into buckles! Waller CHOPS, and CHOPS, but Styles turns things around to CHOP and CHOP and facelock. Waller slips out to JAB! Then he runs, into Styles’ dropkick! Waller bails out of the ring, Styles aims, PLANCHA, but Waller moves so Styles goes to the apron. Waller trips Styles and Styles hits the edge! Waller gets in, drags Styles through ropes, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER HOTSHOT! The ref reprimands but Waller just builds speed, to slide, and LARIAT Styles down! Fans boo as hard as ever as NXT goes picture in picture.

Waller soaks up the heat, gets back in the ring to refresh the count, then he RAMS Styles into Plexiglas barriers! Waller pretends he can’t hear the fans as he steps on Styles. Waller puts Styles in, stalks him and throws kidney shots! Styles is in a corner, Waller elbows him down! Waller chokes Styles on the ropes, the ref counts, and Waller lets off. Waller drags Styles up, he whips him to a corner hard, and Styles slumps off buckles. Waller storms over, brings Styles up and cravats for a neck wrench. Styles endures, Waller throws short shoulders, then grinds Styles down. Styles throws elbows, Waller throws him down by his hair!

Waller looms over Styles walk talking trash to the fans. Styles goes to ropes, Waller CLUBS him, then Waller throws hands. Waller has the cravat again, grinds Styles back down, but Styles endures as NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally for Styles, Waller cranks the neck wrench, but Styles throws body shots! Styles gets free, but Waller LEG LARIATS Styles down! Fans boo, Waller kicks Styles around, and Waller drags Styles up. The ref reprimands, Styles ROCKS Waller with forearms and haymakers! Waller kicks low, whips, but Styles holds ropes to then BOOT back! Styles runs, but into a fireman’s carry! Styles slips out to fire off the Phenomenal Blitz!

Fans fire up, Styles tops it off with a BASEMENT FOREARM! Styles fires up now and fans are thunderous! Styles runs in at the corner, BIG clothesline! Fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Styles is surprised but he keeps his focus. Fans rally up, Styles reels Waller in, but Waller grabs ropes to fight the Clash. Styles puts Waller on the apron, ROCKS him with a forearm and Waller flops to the floor. Styles slingshots, for another big FOREARM! Fans fire up, Styles gets Waller up and into the ring, then he prepares the arm. Waller bails out, Styles goes after him, but Waller hotshots him! Waller gets in, ROLLING ELBOW!

Waller aims from a corner, he goes up the corner and walks the ropes, BALLER WALLER ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Styles grits his teeth, crawls to a corner, and Waller takes aim. Waller runs in corner to corner, but Styles dodges the splash! Waller blocks the German Suplex, so Styles rolls Waller to a CALF CRUSHER! Waller endures, flails, but Styles pulls way back! Waller claws, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Styles lets go quickly, but fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!” Styles gets up, storms back over, and grabs the leg. Waller holds the ropes so Styles KNEES the knee, and hoists Waller up! Waller sunset flips, TWO!

Styles runs, into a fireman’s carry! WIDOWMAKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives and Waller can’t believe it! Waller hobbles, he drags Styles back up, and Waller wants to steal the Clash?! But Styles back drops out! Waller hobbles to a corner, Styles runs in, but Waller puts him outside. Styles ROCKS Waller, springboards, but Waller slides under! Somersault and STUNNER!! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives Waller’s best shot and Waller can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” “NXT! NXT!” Waller gets his bad leg moving, he drags Styles back up, and Waller throws knees to put Styles in a corner. Waller hoists Styles up and climbs as fans rally.

Styles resists the superplex, slips under, and he trips Waller! Waller hits buckles, Styles kicks low and reels Waller in! Waller pushes free, Styles ducks, PELE! Styles gets Waller up, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Styles grits his teeth, goes back to the apron, and fans are thunderous for the PHENOMENAL FOREARM!! Cover, Styles wins!

Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall

Styles’ first match on NXT is his first win on NXT! And he gets a mic to tell Waller, “Now that I’ve given you that ass kicking… You’re good, but you’re not phenomenal. But your night is not over yet! I want to introduce you to one of my friends.” L A KNIGHT?! Waller freaks out as the Million Dollar Megastar returns to get his pound of flesh! Waller runs away into the ring, Styles is there, and Knight gets in to CLOBBER Waller! Knight fires off hands and then he DECKS Waller! Waller bails out, Knight pursues and TOSSES Waller over the announce desk! And he’s still after Waller!

They get back in the ring, Waller hobbles and Knight LARIATS! Then Knight clotheslines Waller out of the ring! Knight is all fired up and Waller crawls away as fast as he can. Knight and Styles shake on it, will Grayson realize the Grayson Waller Effect has backfired?


My Thoughts:

A great NXT to follow up New Year’s Evil last week, especially with things they managed to blend and link together. Bron had a good opening promo, but his exit overlapping with Escobar’s entrance was a great foreshadowing. Escobar winning because Lopez was leading Quinn on was a bit of a letdown but should’ve been expected. Escobar is now clear to be the next challenger to the title. He hadn’t gotten his shot during NXT 1.0, and he is a great 1.0 guy for Bron to prove himself against in his first defense. Similarly, we got a really good promo segment from Melo & Trick, and a great interaction with Grimes to set up that title match. Grimes himself is a great challenger, but I have a feeling Melo wins.

Mandy’s promos being via photoshoot (and swimsuit) were definitely in character, and even Gigi & Jacy had a good promo of their own. Not sure why they haven’t been on camera lately but as I said before, it could be about recovering from minor injuries and/or sharpening those in-ring skills. The Six Woman Tag was pretty good, and it was pretty great for Wendy Choo (Karen Q) to have a strong part in the win for her team. Indi & Persia are top choices for winning the Women’s Dusty Cup, but I’m very curious as to who Dakota Kai will have as a partner. She’s not exactly someone the others can trust. KLR’s response to Mandy’s promo was great, I hope we see that match for the next themed episode.

Speaking of, is that themed episode going to be the Valentine’s Day one? Valentine’s Day will be a Monday but NXT can still do Vengeance Day 2022. There are plenty of these love story angles floating around still. Brooks & Briggs watching KC Squared, they’re definitely going to console Kacy & Kayden while attempting to get a second date, but there’s a good chance it’ll get shot down. Speaking of them, I bet they find a way to tie the Dusty Tag Team Classics into this, too. Both Brooks & Briggs and KC Squared are going to be strong competitors in those tournaments, but probably not winners. Imperium had a really good vignette, I’m thinking they face MSK.

Gacy & Harland not being in the tournament was a surprise, but it fits in character that Harland goes too far and loses focus of what they were out there for. Malik & Edris needed to work on their timing and coordination, so who knows if they make it out of the first round. Maybe they’re to bolster up a Heel team like the Grizzled Young Veterans. Solo VS Boa was great stuff, and I like that they ended up with a draw and a brawl backstage. I was just waiting for that moment for Boa to change and have the face paint on. Those two should have some kind of No Disqualification match to really bring this to another level, and with Boa as Tian Sha the whole time.

Dunne VS Tony was a really good match, even for an Item on a Pole match. There’s a good chance Dunne is moving on after losing here, maybe even being called up through the Royal Rumble. Tony himself could move on to the North American Championship after this, without really having to worry about Heel or Face dynamics since his persona could play it either way. The main event was great stuff, and of course Styles wins. It is too soon for Waller to be better than Styles, and also he’s facing some comeuppance now that Knight is back. Knight VS Waller is going to be great stuff, and is itself a way to build someone towards a title.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 2.2.2023

Impact has a new number one contender, a few new signings and setting up for No Surrender. Lets see what happens tonight!

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We’re coming off of Rich Swann becoming the number one contender, Joe Hendry creating another banger of a parody song and Bully Ray…being more like Bitchy Ray.

Also lets not overlook the fact that Dirty Dango officially signed with IMPACT as well. Which may not be huge, but with the current addition of Santino Marella, Dango being involved in storylines for the foreseeable; there could be some good comedy in store.

There we go, a bunch of stuff got set in motion; but we could always see some interesting wrinkles or just straight forward boredom. Only one way to find out! BUT FIRST! Raven is getting The Flock back together…maybe?

Ratings:

  • Bullet Club (Ace & Bey) vs Kevin Knight & Kushida: Ace & Bey win via 1-2-Sweet – ***
  • Gisele Shaw w/Jai Vidal vs Savannah Evans: Gisele wins via Denouement – ** 1/4
  • Crazzy Steve w/ Black Taurus vs Sheldon Jean: Steve wins via King Kill 33 – N/A
  • Johnny Swinger w/Zicky Dice vs Kenny King: Kenny wins via Royal Flush – N/A
  • The Design (Kon, Deaner, Angels & Callihan) vs Josh Alexander, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura & Rich Swann: Callihan wins via Cactus Driver ’97 – ** 1/2

 

Results:

Bullet Club (Ace & Bey) vs Kevin Knight & Kushida

As much as I like Ace & Bey, a part of me would like MCMG versus Kushida and his new partner.

Early on its just counters, posing to the crowd and getting themselves over until Bey manages to sweep the leg, slingshot over the top rope for a stomp and take over a little. Knight manages to avoid a corner move, one legged Springboard Body Press, Jumping Frog Splash, and then a quick tag to Kushida. Some tandem moves from Kushida and Knight as Knight continues to mix it up with Bey.

Ace distracts Knight before the Springboard and Bey meets him in midair with a Dropkick and gets Ace in for some tandem offense and then Ace starts setting the pace. Double Arm Wringer into a tandem Back Rake. Then they wrestle Knight to the ground and keep him down for another Back Rake. Ace continues to set the pace and keep Knight mostly on the receiving end, until Knight rolls out of a lift, Ricky to Robert roll, Kushida gets the hot tag and starts clearing the ring. Bey tries Art of Finesse, Kushida catches him in a Flying Armbar but Bey turns it into a Cradle to get Kushida to break.

Electric Chair from Kushida, but before Knight can hit his Dropkick, Ace slides in and catches Knight on his back. Chicken Fight before Kushida and Knight finally hit their Tandem move but Ace makes the save. Ace wipes out Kushida, Knight forces Ace out, tries to go for a Plancha, but Bey was crotched on the top rope. As Knight tries to Plancha, Bey hits a Cutter out of nowhere on the apron. Ace sees the opening, 1-2-Sweet for the win!

Steph De Lander video package…that’s a pretty decent grab for IMPACT.

Gisele Shaw w/Jai Vidal vs Savannah Evans

Gisele faces off with Savannah and slaps her in the face a few times and refuses to back down. Savannah of course fires back, but when Gisele gets violent is when she’s at her best. After a big toss, Gisele powders, confers with Jai and the commercial kicks in. When we get back, Gisele has the advantage. But Savannah takes the short arm pull in, Side Slam for effect and distance.

Now they start trading strikes, that Savannah wins that war. A few short Lariats, Samoan Drop, and Gisele is reeling. Retreats to the corner, tries to stop Savannah with the Back Elbow, but eats a Spinebuster when she tries to continue. Fisherman’s Suplex Hold from Savannah for 2, Full Nelson Slam attempt, but Jai hits the apron and tries to seduce the referee as a distraction. Gisele hits the Denouement (Knee Strike) for the win.

The crowd is actively booing Gisele, but she powers through for her promo. It wasn’t great, but I’ll give her some credit for pushing through. 

Crazzy Steve w/ Black Taurus vs Sheldon Jean

Sheldon Jean continues the arrogance, though he’s a nobody enhancement talent. It would be nice if some of these enhancement talent wrestlers didn’t all have that same arrogant persona. We all know Steve is going to win, this is just a storytelling tool to probably add to the Trey Miguel stuff.

Steve is entertaining, but this match is more predictable than most things. He hits King Kill 33, but apparently it’s called Belladonna’s Kiss now. Trey jumps Taurus, tries to spray paint Steve, but Steve bites him and spray paints himself causing Trey to powder out of confusion/fear.

Bully comes out to complain as has been his thing the last few weeks. But thankfully Mickie returns the favor from last week and interrupts Bully. Verbal jabs, Bully Ray insults Mickie, Mickie slaps him, Bully slams her and calls in the Good Hands to get the tables. Tommy Dreamer makes a save with a kendo stick. Good Hands vs Mickie & Tommy next week. 

Oh good, this is exactly what I wanted from a few weeks ago! Kelly and Taylor will be a great team.

Johnny Swinger w/Zicky Dice vs Kenny King

Some goofy posturing and general Swinger antics. Eddy Gordo kick into Royal Flush, and Kenny gets the obvious win.

Bully has a segment in the back with Masha, and it seems like he’s a little smitten while he was trying to just manipulate her emotions to pick up the pieces after or during the tag match next week. 

Cardona and Myers try to make their own diss track song…and it was awful. It was supposed to be bad, and yes, it achieved that. It was like Miz and Morrison, without comedic talent.

The Design (Kon, Deaner, Angels & Callihan) vs Josh Alexander, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura & Rich Swann

Deaner barks at Callihan to start against Swann, then commands him to tag out, and a multi-man match is always a little bit of everyone gets moments. So its just odd that the heel team will be dictated by Deaner to a degree. Uemura comes in second and he reminds me so much of a young Tanahashi its crazy. Deaner calls for the tag and squares off against Josh now.

An attempted jumping in the corner, but Josh gets space and it turns into all 8 men in at once. Josh goes right after Kon and tries to assert his dominance on the “power” of The Design. After the commercial, Uemura gets rocked but Kaz saves him with a blind tag and hits some of his classic moves on Angels and Callihan. Swann comes in but Deaner and Kon manage to ground Swann and put the momentum back in the hands on The Design.

Some stupid spots take away a little from the match while Swann is getting worked over. Swann slaps his leg when he eats a Dropkick from Angels, then tries to Leapfrog Deaner and jump to his corner, Deaner grabs him away but it just looks silly and like it was never going to work to begin with. Its the optime of doing too much and hurting the match. Josh eventually gets a hot tag, tags a square off with Kon, throws him around and King Kong Knee drops Kon. Ankle Lock gives the near fall but Kon kicks off, Uemura tags himself in, Callihan gets the tag, is about to finish off Uemura; but Deaner stops the Thumbs Up – so Josh breaks up the offense and we get all 8 men pulls off high impact moves.

Cactus Driver attempt, Uemura hits the Enzuigiri to stun Callihan. Goes to the top, Deaner trips Uemura, Cactus Driver ’97 wins the match.

 

Overall Score: 5/10

This was a weird episode. The only match worth watching was the opening tag match, the rest were predictable, boring or just had dumb spots in them. Backstage segments however, those were pretty great. The problem though, is they built off of either inside jokes, old WCW knowledge or not shutting off cringe immediately.

So while I loved the Raven & Reese segment, Kelly & Taylor, and found some amusement in the Cardona stuff…its really subjective and not exactly friendly to an uninitiated viewer. We got an episode that catered to already existing fans, which isn’t how to grow a brand.

Even though I enjoyed things for the most part, this was a lame episode from the perspective of retaining new eyes.


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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

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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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