Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/30/22)
Who is new to AEW?
The Owen Hart Memorial Tournament begins!
AEW begins qualifiers for the Owen Hart Foundation’s Memorial Tournament! And The Bunny is going to take on AEW’s newest free agent signee!
- CM Punk VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Punk wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- FTR VS Gunn Club; FTR wins.
- Bryan Danielson w/ William Regal VS Wheeler Yuta; Danielson wins.
- Owen Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament Qualifier: The Bunny VS Toni Storm; Storm wins and advances to the Owen Hart Women’s Tournament.
- Darby Allin VS Andrade El Idolo; Andrade wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
CM Punk VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!
South Carolina University explodes for the Best in the World! But as always, The Acclaimed’s Platinum Max has to have a diss rap! “I’m like Will Smith, I slap you if you smilin’. But you look like you hit more rocks than Hunter Biden. With your messed up teeth, your movies are the only way I’ll go to sleep. You’re not the Voice of the Voiceless. The ladies say, you’re the voice of the moistless. And homey, you need to keep back. I’ll have you crappin’ your pants like a Z-Pak.” Bowens tells Columbia, SC, “The Acclaimed have arrived!” But will Caster have to eat all the crap he just talked?
The bell rings and fans are fired up for “CM Punk!” as he circles with Caster. They tie up, go around, and Punk wrenches and wristlocks. Punk rams shoulders, wrenches again but Caster wrenches back to wristlock. Punk rolls back, gets a leg and trips Caster to then drop an elbow! Caster scrambles to ropes and Punk stays back. Fans rally behind Punk as he and Caster tie up again. Caster pulls hair to put Punk in a corner. The ref counts, Caster lets off but throws a knee low! The ref reprimands but Caster throws hands. Caster wrenches but Punk wrenches back to then snapmare and drop knees!
Punk goes after the arm but Caster scrambles to avoid the Anaconda Vice! Caster gets to ropes and Bowens coaches him while Punk waits. They reset and tie up again. Caster kicks low, wrenches and has the wristlock, but fans rally as Punk fights up. Punk slips through to headlock, but Caster powers out. Punk runs Caster over with a shoulder, covers, ONE! Punk gets the arm again and keeps on the shoulder. Caster whips Punk away but Punk ducks and dodges to CROSSBODY, but into Caster’s BACKBREAKER! Caster pushes Punk over to then drop knee after knee on the back! Cover, ONE! Another, ONE!
Caster is annoyed but he drags Punk up to CLUB on the back! Caster whips corner to corner hard and Punk bounces off buckles! Caster looms over Punk and mocks the title belt motion. Fans boo but Caster brings Punk up to whip him corner to corner again! Punk bounces off buckles again, The Acclaimed do the scissor fingers, and then Caster whips again. Punk tumbles up and out and Bowens warns Caster, but Caster turns around into springboard ax handles! Punk hits an atomic drop, then a snap suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Punk gets up. Caster also gets up, but Punk whips him to the corner.
Caster avoids the knee and Punk hits buckles! Caster hooks the leg but Punk fights the Fisherman! Punk fireman’s carries, but Caster slips off to CLUB Punk in the back! BACK HAND, then a FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Punk is still in this but Bowens tells fans to shut up about it. Caster hurries up top, but Punk CHOPS Caster first! Punk CHOPS again, then positions Caster before another CHOP! Punk goes up, SUPER STEINER onto Caster! Fans fire up and Punk runs in, SHINING WIZARD to BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Caster still has some power to spare, but Punk is on the apron. But Caster distracts the ref and Bowens trips Punk up!
Punk is stuck on ropes, the ref questions Bowens but Caster hurries to springboard, COAST2COAST! Well, 75% or so but still! Cover, TWO!! Punk survives but Caster hurries up top again! Caster hurries, MIC DROP FLOPS as Punk moves! Punk kicks Caster, reels him in, PILE- Wait, Punk’s back is making this difficult. Punk grits his teeth and tries again, PILEDRIVER! Then ANACONDA VICE! Caster taps, Punk wins!
Winner: CM Punk, by submission
One more big win for the Best in the World! And just like anyone, he wants a title! Tony Schiavone goes to the ring to congratulate and interview Punk. What belt is Punk alluding to? Oh c’mon, Schiavone, you’re smarter than that. South Carolina knows! What does this motion mean? Fans chant his name, they can certainly guess. “There’s a couple things I don’t know. One: I don’t know who’s gonna be the champ in a week’s time. It’s either gonna be Adam Cole Baybay, or I’m gonna be looking down the barrel of some Cowboy Sh*t.” Fans like the sound of that either way!
Punk does know a couple things, though! There’s a lot of gray in his beard, and before his time in AEW is up, there’s gonna be a lot more of it. There are scars on his head, and he knows before his time in AEW is over, there will be a lot more scars! And the last thing he knows, before his time in AEW is over, he will be WORLD CHAMPION! Punk has made it clear for everyone, so then, how long will Punk have to wait before he gets his shot?
Backstage interview with MJFTR.
But before Alex Marvez can really ask anything, Smart Mark Sterling is putting up papers. What’s he doing? MJF explains that’s his lawyer. Yes, we know who Sterling is to MJF, but what about the papers? They seem to have Wardlow’s face- No no, we don’t say his name around here anymore. He doesn’t exist, okay? But what does exist is the Pinnacle. The Pinnacle, week after week now that the big stupid oaf is gone, are going to get wins. That starts tonight with FTR VS… What’re they called? The Asinine Boys? Billy’s kids? Who cares. Then next week, Shawn Spears VS Shawn Dean is an easy W, they’re all moving on up, baby!
Dax Harwood speaks up. He doesn’t understand what’s going with MJF and Wardlow, but he just wants MJF to understand that he is Dax’s friend, he is Cash’s friend, but so is Wardlow. Whatever this is, they won’t get in the middle of it. MJF says he would never. First of all, they’re not just friends, they’re damn family. And now he didn’t want to tell them this cuz he knew it’d hurt their feelings, but Wardlow used to talk crap on them all the time. Like, all the time. But that’s not what they’re here to talk about. They’re here to talk about winning! That is what he Pinnacle does! “Because when you’re in the Pinnacle…” MJF puts his hand in.
FTR leave him hanging? He nods to them and Cash puts his hand in, then Dax follows. “… you’re always on top.” MJF has a smug grin but FTR are still not comfortable with this. Cash & Dax already cut off Tully, will they be forced to choose between Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Wardlow?
Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is ready to represent the #BlackpoolCombatClub in singles action, is he going up an equally lethal opponent tonight?
The bell rings and the two circle while fans rally. Lethal offers a handshake, but Moxley slaps it away! Moxley and Lethal circle more, tie up, and Lethal waistlocks. Lethal ducks the elbow to wrench and hammerlock. Lethal ducks another elbow to wrench and wristlock. Moxley whips Lethal out of the ring but Lethal lands on his feet. Moxley goes out, Lethal gets back in, and now fans are dueling. Lethal waits on Moxley to get back in, and the two go again. They tie up, Moxley wrenches to a wristlock, then headlocks for the takeover. Lethal keeps his shoulders up, gets to his feet, but Moxley hits another takeover.
Lethal headscissors back and fans rally as he holds tight. Moxley powers out, hits another headlock takeover, but Lethal headscissors again. Moxley shrugs it off this time, and he grinds Lethal down. Lethal fights up, powers out, but reels Moxley in for a leg pick. Lethal steps through but Moxley kicks at him. Lethal just catches that foot to step through with that leg! But Moxley kicks again, so Lethal just grabs that leg again! Moxley kicks one more time and is free, and then he throws Lethal out again! Moxley goes out faster, but Lethal gets right back in. Lethal won’t let Moxley go after him on the outside no matter what!
Moxley gets in and he dares Lethal to hit him! He has no guard, but Lethal isn’t sure what to make of that. Moxley SLAPS Lethal, so Lethal snarls and throws a forearm! Moxley hits back, Lethal hits again, the fans fire up with the forearms back and forth, faster and faster! Moxley gets the edge and he brings Lethal to his knees! Moxley then CHOPS Lethal, whips, but Lethal kicks back! Lethal runs, rams Moxley but Moxley rebounds to run Lethal over! Moxley SNAP GERMANS! Lethal staggers to a corner, Moxley runs in to clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! Fans count way past 10!
Moxley puts Lethal up top, climbs up after him, then stands Lethal up, but Lethal throws body shots over and over! Then Lethal shoves Moxley onto the top ropes! Moxley crotches then crashes down! The ref reprimands while Moxley goes out of the ring. Lethal hops down, builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Moxley hits barriers! Fans fire up as Lethal gets back in! Dynamite goes picture in picture as Lethal catches his breath.
Lethal takes aim again, builds speed, and he DIVES again! Direct hit and Moxley just hits the floor! Lethal says hey to the front row, then puts Moxley back in. Cover, TWO! Lethal drags Moxley back up to KICK his leg out. Lethal then drags Moxley back up, to KICK the leg again! Moxley crawls to a corner, so Lethal stomps him down! Lethal stands on the bad leg, but lets off as the ref counts. Lethal drags Moxley up, has the leg, but Moxley swipes at him! Moxley can’t reach, Lethal SLAPS him before the DRAGON SCREW! Cover, TWO! Lethal hurries after the leg for a toehold! Moxley endures as Lethal digs an elbow into the knee!
Lethal adjusts the angle on the hold but Moxley endures. Lethal throws down fists to keep Moxley down, then pulls on the leg again. Moxley sits up but Lethal punches him back down, repeat. Moxley grabs at Lethal’s head, manages to bring him in, and he BITES Lethal’s nose! The ref reprimands, Moxley stops and Lethal lets him free. Moxley runs but Lethal CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Lethal steadies himself, goes back up the corner, and fans rally up with the Macho finger. But Moxley ROCKS Lethal first! Moxley gets up top, brings Lethal up, SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and Moxley crawls. Lethal crawls away to avoid the cover!
Dynamite returns to single picture as a standing count begins. Lethal and Moxley rise at 4 of 10, and stand at 5! Moxley CHOPS and ROCKS Lethal towards a corner, but Lethal KICKS away on the leg! Lethal CHOPS, whips, but Moxley reverses, only for Lethal to duck and dodge, DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Another standing count starts, “This is Awesome!” and Moxley grits his teeth to get up first. Lethal sits up now, they both stand and Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a right! Lethal hits back with a forearm, so Moxley forearms back! Lethal forearms, Moxley forearms!
Lethal sits down after that one, but Moxley eggs him on. Lethal gets up to CHOP, ROCK and keep on Moxley! Lethal CHOPS again, runs, but Moxley follows to forearm smash in the corner! Moxley runs, but Lethal ducks, blocks and runs, into a LARIAT! Both men are down again and fans fire right back up! Moxley crawls over to drag Lethal back up, and Moxley reels him in. Lethal fights the piledriver, clubs the leg, then fireman’s carries! But Moxley slips off, only to run into a LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO! Lethal is frustrated but he drags Moxley to a drop zone. Lethal goes up top and fans rally up!
But Moxley springs up again! Lethal leaps over him, but the boot is blocked! Moxley kicks low but Lethal fights the underhooks! Moxley spins to ROLLING ELBOW, and he reels Lethal back in! PARA- NO! The bad leg gives out! Lethal BOOTS Moxley then runs! Handspring, LETHAL- NO! SLEEPER HOLD! And the drop, but Lethal rolls it back, TWO!! Moxley escapes but Lethal SUPERKICKS! And ENZIGURIS! Lethal fires up with the fans, and he brings Moxley in, BRAINBUSTER! Lethal hurries up top again, fans fire up and… MACHO ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!?! Moxley survives and Lethal is beside himself!
Lethal gets in the ref’s face but then he cools off. The frustration is rising, but Lethal works to focus. He gest the leg, but Moxley reels him in! Cradle, TWO!! Lethal escapes, but runs into a spin and PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Maniac avoids that Figure Four and manages to take this win! He offers the handshake now, having come to respect Lethal through the fight. Lethal gets up, is upset, but he still shakes Moxley’s hand. Will Lethal find a way to get back on a winning track in AEW?
AEW takes a look at Marina Shafir.
Since arriving in AEW, she has set out to be a problem. She uses backbreakers, kicks and racks to destroy her opponents. Will she look to take this ferocity all the way onto Dynamite, Rampage, and the AEW Women’s World Championship?
FTR VS Gunn Club!
Dax Harwood may not have beat CM Punk 1v1, but he and Cash Wheeler weren’t going to let Austin & Colten talk trash on them. Will FTR kick the Ass Boys’ asses? Or will “Billy’s kids” prove they’re Ass Men?
But before things get started, MJF makes his way out! The Salt of the Earth shows off the Dynamite Diamond Ring before walking over to commentary. “People used to say Where’s Waldo, now people are saying, Where’s Wardlow? Let’s go, FTR! Pinnacle for life, baby~!” The teams sort out and Dax starts with Colten. They circle, fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” but Austin is upset by that. Billy calms Austin down while Colten and Dax tie up. They’re in a deadlock, Dax and Colten break, and Colten double guns Dax. Austin also taunts Dax, but Dax laughs it off. They circle and tie up again, and Dax gets a top wristlock.
Colten arm-drags free, and “opens fire” on Dax with the invisible gun. Colten taunts “Lil’ Baby Dax,” then he tags Austin. Austin and Dax circle but the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” again. Dax and Austin tie up, Austin hammerlocks but Dax slips around to hammerlock back. Austin drop toeholds, steps on Dax, then fires his own invisible gun. Dax and Cash talk strategy, Cash tags in. Cash mocks the guns and then ties up with Austin. Austin wrenches and hammerlocks, but Cash reaches back and hits a fireman’s carry takeover. Cash has the armlock, and he mocks the “Bang bang bang.”
Austin fights up, puts Cash in a corner, but the ref counts. Austin lets off, but he throws a cheap body shot! Austin throws a forearm, whips corner to corner, but Cash goes up and over and things speed up. Cash drops, Austin hurdles, but Cash arm-drags! And arm-drags again! And then dropkicks! Colten gets in but Cash feints dropkick and Colten flinches! Colten turns back around for Cash to CHOP him! Cash mocks the bang bang and even “SUCK IT!” Tag to Dax, they whip Austin, drop toehold and an elbow drop! Cover, ONE!! Austin manages to get out of that, but Dax drags him up to wrench and tag in Cash.
Cash goes up, Dax wrenches an arm, Cash leaps and KNEES the arm! Austin flounders away and out of the ring, Cash sighs and Billy coaches his sons up. Cash goes out, he gets Austin up to CHOP him against apron! Cash puts Austin in, but Colten trips Cash up! Austin distracts the ref and Billy DECKS Cash! MJF is furious, the ref has to keep Dax back, and Billy tells Cash to “SUCK IT!” Austin goes out to rain down on Cash, Dax gets in Billy’s face but the ref keeps Dax from going after him. Austin drags Cash up and in, tags Colten, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Colten stalks up behind Cash, drags him away from Dax, and Gunn Club double whips to double elbow! They fist bump, hug, and they both tell Cash to “SUCK IT!” Colten drags Cash up, bumps him off buckles then stomps away in the open corner. Colten puts Cash on the ropes to clothesline point blank! And again! The ref reprimands, Colten shouts that he knows about the count. Cash flounders, Colten stare down Dax, and then Colten drags Cash up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Colten tags Austin, they mug Cash, and then Austin throws Cash out hard. Austin distracts the ref now so Billy can stomp Cash down!
Dax goes over and shouts at Billy but the ref has him go back to his corner. The ref also makes sure Billy stays away. But Colten puts Cash in, then wraps up a chinlock. Cash endures as Austin pulls back, sits up, but Austin wrangles him back down. Austin pushes up to put more pressure on the hold, but Cash still endures. Cash keeps fighting up, Dynamite returns to single picture, and fans rally. Cash stands up, Austin brings him away, but Cash powers out to get a headlock of his own! Austin back suplexes, but Cash lands on his feet to back suplex back! Both men are down and fans fire up as MJF puts FTR over.
Tag to Colten, he keeps Cash away and RAMS him into the Gunn corner! Colten stomps away, Aubrey counts and he backs off, but then runs in to SPLASH! And then dropkick! Cover, TWO! Colten is upset with the count, MJF has the nerve to say Gunn Club cheats and all that, but then is technically proven right as Colten DECKS Dax. Colten runs in at the corner, but Cash dodges! Colten crashes into buckles but Austin tags in! Austin hurries to get between Dax and Cash, but Dax dodges the cheap shot and Cash ducks! Tag to Dax! MJF fires up with the fans as Dax rallies with big hands on Austin, then on Colten!
Dax puts Austin in a corner for EuroUppers, CHOPS, repeat! Colten CLUBS Dax, he whips, but Dax reverses. Colten duck san dodges but not the CALF KICK! Dax whips Austin, Austin reverses but Dax reverses back and reels him in, LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Dax is frustrated and MJF complains about Aubrey’s count. Dax gets Austin at the ropes but Austin HOTSHOTS him! Austin brings Dax up, but Dax resists the suplex! Dax tries but Austin resists! They fight for suplex control, but Dax wins out, only for Colten to trip him! Austin covers and Colten traps a leg! TWO!! Dax escapes and Cash brings up the leg trap! Billy shouts at Cash to shut up!
Wait, wait, we cut to the back, and it’s WARDLOW!! He doesn’t care that he’s been told to stay home and even banned from the arena, he is here in person!! MJF is freaking out as Wardlow TOSSES security, then DECKS and BOOTS, and even POWERBOMBS one onto a table! The popcorn goes flying and Wardlow is coming through the crowd! MJF is freaking out in a very different way than the fans are! Another guard gets a BOOT, and then another gets an even bigger BOOT! MJF can’t believe how bad security sucks! Fans are thunderous as Wardlow glares at MJF! Wardlow DECKS another guard, but then he gets outnumbered!
MJF says Wardlow may be a monster, but there’s 10, 15 men! He’s a greedy pig and doesn’t belong here! Wardlow points at MJF that he’s coming for him, but MJF doesn’t care. Back in the ring, Dax sees Colten get on the apron. Dax swings on him but gets caught! Austin runs over but Dax escapes! Austin narrowly avoids hitting his brother, but then Dax pushes Austin into him! O’Conner, TWO! Billy is there staring Dax down! MJF tells the “show dad” to get off there, but Austin reels Dax in! Dax turns lift into sunset flip, but Billy grabs Austin’s hands to hold him up! Aubrey reprimands, Cash LEAP FROGS Austin to DECK Billy!
Dax finishes the sunset flip, Austin rolls through, but Aubrey is so busy with Billy she misses THE BIG RIG! Cover, FTR wins!
Winner: FTR, by pinfall
MJF says that is why The Pinnacle is always on top! He leaves commentary to celebrate with his friends, but Dax is furious! This thing with Wardlow is bad for business! They’re MJF’s friends but also Wardlow’s, FTR can’t have that beef affecting them. MJF says he understands, but fans are thunderous for “FTR!” MJF wants FTR to listen to him. They can get past this. This is The Pinnacle right here. But will it stay that way with Wardlow out for MJF’s hide?
AEW takes a look at Rampage’s massive main event this week!
Will Hobbs says Keith Lee has been a big pain in his ass even before he arrived. Keith Lee this, Keith Lee that, bask in this, bask in that. Well Keith can bask and kiss Hobbs’ ass! Meanwhile, Keith commends Hobbs’ bravery for taking him. But the only problem now is, Hobbs wants him 1v1. Hobbs says Rampage is his show, and it’s Ricky Starks’ show. So, Keith, this Friday, he won’t bask in glory but defeat courtesy of the man they call P-P-Powerhouse. Keith tells “Mr. Hobbs” that he will #BaskInHisGlory. Will Hobbs learn that he cannot stop the one who is limitless?
The Jericho Appreciation Society speaks.
Chris Jericho stands with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker as he says, “For over three weeks, the Jericho Appreciation Society has been the revolutionary force in sports entertainment. And when I call myself the Influencer, it’s not a catchphrase or a gimmick, it’s the truth!” Because for these last three weeks, Jericho has had people from around the world, from dirt sheet writers to fans to lowly pro-wrestlers from every roster in this country, including AEW’s, wanting in on the JAS. It’s not gonna happen! There’s only five of them. So anyone who wants to join, Jericho simply says GFY.
Garcia says if you saw what happened last week when those pro-wrestlers went up against the sports entertainers, you saw them “future endeavor” John Silver & Alex Reynolds, as well as Santana & Ortiz, and that, that… RAT! Eddie Kingston! “Cool Hand Ange” has an idea! He tells “Daddy Magic” to take a peek around. Take a peek? Yeah, take a peek! A peek? Okay, he’ll peek, and oh! Nothing! See that? Lotta nothing! No Santana, Ortiz or trashy Kingston. Hager wants everyone to get it through their heads! They’re not here, and not coming back! But when Hager pulls back the other curtain, SURPRISE~! MAD BALL!
Ortiz fires off on Parker, Santana is after Garcia, and Kingston is after Jericho! They all brawl, Parker gets tossed into road cases and then Ortiz helps Santana with Garcia and Menard! Kingston keeps on Jericho with headlock punches! They even bump into a cameraman on their way towards the stage! They go out a side curtain and fans fire up seeing this in person! Kingston fish hooks Jericho towards ringside, Santana & Ortiz follow while bringing Garcia and the others along. Kingston chokes Jericho against railing while talking trash. Kingston keeps on Jericho and Kingston BITES Jericho’s face!
Ortiz DECKS Menard, Kingston has Jericho in the ring! Fans fire up, Jericho wants mercy, but Kingston wants to clobber him! URAKEN!! Down goes the Influencer! Garcia scurries in but Kingston has him first! And he sets him up for Santana’s BOOT! Kingston stands on Garcia’s head while Ortiz RAMS Menard into steps! Fans are thunderous as Santana gets a chair! Santana tosses the chair so hard it clears the ring to the other side! Kingston makes sure to make use of it, though, and he SMACKS Garcia off the seat! Santana & Ortiz have Jericho up, but Parker shoves Santana down! Hager CLOBBERS Ortiz!
Hager POSTS Ortiz, then gets Kingston for a SPINEBUSTER! Hager rains down rights on Kingston, Garcia gets up to go after Ortiz! Menard & Parker mug Santana, and then Jericho gets his shots in on Kingston. The JAS coordinate, Hager lifts Ortiz up to coordinate with Parker, BLOCKBUSTER SPINEBUSTER COMBO! Menard fetches Floyd the Baseball Bat for Jericho! Garcia has Kingston in the SHARPSHOOTER! And then Jericho uses Floyd to CLUB Kingston on the back! Again and again and again! Jericho then gives Ortiz some shots with the bat while Menard and Garcia stomp away on Santana!
Jericho holds up Floyd triumphantly while his guys clobber the others again. Jericho then takes off his belt, Garcia rips off Kingston’s shift, and Garcia and Hager hold Kingston up while Santana & Ortiz have to watch! Jericho LASHES Kingston with the belt! And again! Kingston grabs at Jericho but he gets mugged 3v1! And another LASHING! Hager then sets Kingston up for a JUDAS EFFECT! Jericho grins and his men stand tall while fans boo. If these “sports entertainers” can do this to some of the toughest pro-wrestlers around, will AEW belong to JAS?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill and Mark Sterling.
Tony Schiavone asks if she and Sterling have decided on the 30th opponent, aka Jade’s next challenger for the TBS Championship? They have! And Sterling did situate the “baddy section” live on Dynamite, so that’s there. But there were two options for the opponent. Sterling went with the most prestigious one, the Librarian, Leva Bates! Even Jade seems confused as to this decision! Leva walks in with a copy of “Doom Dada” and a notebook, and Jade asks Sterling, “Does it look like my 30th win should be a joke, Mark?” No, Sterling things this is perfect. Jade tells Leva to leave.
Sterling apologizes to a weeping Leva, but this only leaves the other option. And who is that? Uh… Mrnshfr. Who? Marina Shafir! MMA fighter, we saw the video package earlier, she’s a blackbelt and doing pretty good. He doesn’t sound confident. Well, the Librarian was perfect. Jade says she will take on this “Muriner Shurfer” girl. She’s gonna go take care of her baddies while Sterling takes care of this. Schiavone, cut the shit. Will Jade prove that she can beat yet another blackbelt? Or will she learn to fear Shafir?
Bryan Danielson w/ William Regal VS Wheeler Yuta!
We saw Moxley get a big singles win, now the American Dragon is in action! Will Bryan get to kick Wheeler’s head in all over again? Or will the Decoder prove he is worthy of the Blackbelt Combat Club?
The bell rings and fans are fired up for Yuta! Yuta and Bryan circle, tie up, and Bryan gets around to chicken wing and smother Yuta! Yuta drops to his knees, Bryan goes for a chinlock but Yuta drop toeholds to get a waistlock. Bryan slips around, wrenches and puts Yuta on ropes. The ref counts, but Bryan hammerlocks and CHOPS Yuta! Bryan then backs off, but Yuta shakes it off and steps to Bryan. They circle, tie up, and Yuta wrenches, hammerlocks, spins and wrangles Bryan down. Bryan gets up, wrenches and overhead suplexes Yuta to a wristlock! Bryan digs his knee in then knuckle locks to cover. ONE as Yuta gets an arm up.
Bryan pushes the arm down for another cover, ONE as Yuta gets the other arm up. Bryan pushes that down, ONE as Yuta bridges! Bryan hops on but Yuta stays up! So Bryan keeps trying, and he pushes Yuta down! ONE as Yuta bridges up again! Bryan kicks at Yuta’s legs to get him to drop, ONE as Yuta stands up and monkey flips Bryan away! Yuta rolls back but Bryan reels him in for an armbar! Yuta clasps hands and reaches out, ropebreak with a foot! Bryan lets off quickly and fans fire up. Even Yuta applauds the sportsmanship, and fans fire up for Yuta as the two reset again. Yuta smiles while Bryan is surprised.
Bryan and Yuta knuckle lock, Bryan rolls and wrenches then puts Yuta on ropes. Bryan SLAPS Yuta, then headlocks. Yuta powers out but Bryan runs him over! Bryan EuroUppers Yuta to a corner and fires off KICK after KICK! Bryan runs corner to corner, but into a dropkick! Yuta rains down forearms on Bryan! Then steps through to tie up the legs, Yuta has an Indian Deathlock on! Yuta eggs Bryan on, and Bryan throws body shots! Yuta hits back, they brawl, but then Yuta bridges back! Bryan endures the pain, even as Yuta goes all neck, no hands! The fans are thunderous as they duel, and Bryan turns to get the ropebreak!
Yuta lets Bryan go, Bryan goes to a corner, and Yuta runs in. Bryan puts Yuta on the apron, but Yuta ROCKS him first! Yuta goes up top and leaps, into a KICK! Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta sits up, Bryan brings him up and whips him to ropes to hit a kitchen sink knee! Fans rally and Bryan acts like he can’t hear them. Or is he mocking Hogan? Either way, Yuta gets up to CHOP! Bryan EuroUppers, so Yuta CHOPS! Bryan pulls on an ear and then HEADBUTTS Yuta down! Bryan stands Yuta back up to hang out to dry on the ropes! Bryan then KICKS Yuta, and KICKS him, keeps him on the ropes, and goes to a corner. Bryan climbs up, soaks up the cheers and jeers, and hits a FLYING KNEE! Down goes Yuta! Bryan uses a knucklelock cover, TWO as Yuta gets a hand up! Bryan forces that hand back down, TWO as Yuta gets up again!
Bryan is frustrated but he keeps on the knuckle locks as Yuta stands up. Bryan KICKS a leg, then the other leg! Yuta drops, Bryan pushes him with his forehead. Yuta gets back up and they go forehead to forehead. Yuta KICKS Bryan’s leg over and over and over, but Bryan KICKS Yuta’s leg! Yuta falls down, Bryan brings him back up to bump off buckles. Bryan CHOPS Yuta, KICKS him, repeat! Yuta just eggs Bryan on! Bryan CHOPS and KICKS, but Yuta stares him down! Yuta CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS, but Bryan CHOPS again! And KICKS, and CHOPS again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Yuta still snarls.
Bryan CHOPS, Yuta gets in his face, and then CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS, Yuta CHOPS, and fans are fired up as they go back and forth! Bryan EuroUppers again and again, but Yuta catches an arm to backslide! TWO, Yuta swings but Bryan dodges the clothesline to ROLLING ELBOW! Yuta rewinds, gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! But Yuta holds onto Bryan! Bryan shakes his head, fights up, pries the hold to switch, and Regal says Yuta is showing the same grit Bryan showed 22 years ago! Bryan wants the full nelson but Yuta drops, so Bryan KICKS him in the back!
Bryan drags Yuta back up, full nelsons, DRAGON SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta survives and Bryan actually smirks. Bryan sits Yuta up, slaps him around, fish hooks his face, and then hooks the arms for hammer ‘n’ anvil elbows! Again and again and again, Bryan drives the elbow in, but he stops to get the chicken wings. CATTLE- NO! Yuta slips out and Yuta fires off hammer ‘n’ anvil elbows! Fans are going nuts, but then Yuta turns it into a SEATBELT CRADLE! TWO!! Bryan escapes but Yuta just roars! Fans are with Yuta as he gets Bryan back up, wrench and- NO, Bryan arm-drags free of the Olympic Slam!
Bryan runs, ducks and dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE!! But he doesn’t cover?! Bryan stares the ref down to let him know what’s coming. Fans are torn as Bryan stomps around. Bryan gets the wrists, but Yuta SPITS in Bryan’s face!! DANIELSON STOMPS!! Bryan then drags Yuta up to GOTCH HOOK PILEDRIVER!! And then LEBELLE LOCK!! Yuta is OUT, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Bryan isn’t letting go! He’s smothering Yuta again! Yuta is purple but the ref convinces Bryan to let him go! Bryan may be pissed, but Regal is impressed by Yuta’s resolve. “This beating will teach him a lot about this industry.” Will Yuta be able to find that next level and prove himself worthy of BCC?
AEW hears from Darby Allin and Andrade El Idolo.
The Relentless One says, “I’ve been wanting to have this match, but week in and week out, it’s you interfere in my match with Sammy, I wrestle Isiah, I wrestle Marq, I wrestle Butcher, I wrestle Blade. So dude, just step up.” El Idolo says, “So, Darby, you want to fight? Andrade El Idolo always fights. Kid, I slam sense into you.” Darby tells Andrade to drop the assistant, drop the group, drop the money and just be himself: one of the very best. Andrade hopes tonight, Darby shows Andrade who Darby is. This is going to be one hell of a main event, but who comes out the other side in one piece?
Adam Cole & reDRagon head to the ring!
The “Undisputed Elite,” the paragons of pro-wrestling, walk out with the AEW World and World Tag Team Championships they stole! They’ve got taped-on labels with their names over the real owners’ names, as if those make it all official. Cole, Fish & O’Reilly get in the ring and South Carolina University is torn. They get mics and Cole notices a box marked “party supplies, top secret.” Kyle opens the box, and half a dozen golden balloons float out. Cole says “There it is! Boys and girls, welcome to the Undisputed Elite’s Championship Celebration! Now, first and most importantly, I wanna make this very clear. Hangman Adam Page & The Jurassic Express are not here tonight.
“And, they’re not here, not only because they were not invited to the party, but because they’re ashamed. They’re embarrassed that we so easily took these championships from them. And that’s the key word: took. Because some of you morons, some of you idiots are trying to say that we stole these championships. You can’t steal something that belongs to you. Because this celebration is not just for the three of us. No, it’s for all of you! It’s for all of AEW! Because AEW needs a new era. AEW needs a new crew to run the show. And AEW has got the three best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet, baybay.”
Kyle says he is seeing a lot of haters. They’re saying reDRagon doesn’t have enough wins. They’re saying reDRagon isn’t ranked high enough to challenge for these tag titles. Kyle says to the haters… Wait, what was he gonna say? Oh, something about how they’re wicked and the rankings don’t matter, because everyone loves them. And y’know what it is? Too much “cham-pag-ne” backstage. He needs to sit down. Kyle does sit, and Fish says the celebration has been epic. What his tag partner is trying to say is, this man, Adam Cole, his reputation precedes him! Fish & Kyle, well Fish will put their resumé up against anyone in the industry!
Fish says what we’re looking at are “the three baddest dudes that this company has to offer, bar no one!” Cole says that is exactly why this celebration won’t end tonight! It’ll go all week long! They have more cham- Wait! Hangman Page drives into the arena in a Tesla with bull horns on it! The Cowboy then storms his way up to the ring! He gets in, DECKS Kyle, DECKS Fish, DECKS Cole, and then fires off hands on Cole! Fans fire up, Hangman whips but Cole holds ropes! Kyle rushes Hangman but gets tossed out! Hangman BOOTS Fish, then TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS Kyle! Cole runs in, into a FALL AWAY SLAM!
Hangman kips up, loads up, but reDRagon get Cole out of the ring! No Buckshot here, but Jurassic Express come up the ramp with Christian Cage! They CLOBBER Cole & reDRagon from behind! Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus drag reDRagon into the ring, Christian POSTS Cole! Luchasaurus choke grips Fish, for a CHOKE SLAM! JB has a full nelson, he lifts Kyle for the TAIL WHIP into FACEBUSTER! Christian then puts Cole in and Hangman slingshots, BUCKSHOT- But Cole ducks! Cole runs, but Hangman TOSSES him out onto reDRagon! Cole may have avoided losing his head, but he and his guys just lost the belts back to the true champions!
Hangman and Jurassic Express have put the would-be champions on notice, but will Cole, Fish & O’Reilly find a way to be the next challengers after all?
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is on stage.
Here in South Carolina, let’s bring out the AEW Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa! Fans fire up for La Mera Mera, and she gets another chance at her spotlight moment from last week. Schiavone brings up Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero ruining that, so the floor is hers. Rosa says it was a shame that her celebration was cut short. But the thing is, she IS the new women’s champion! She is the first-ever Mexican-born wrestler to do it, and it happened in AEW! When Rosa came to AEW, she told everyone that she’d put Women’s Wrestling back on the map! She fought and clawed her way to the top to be the face of this division!
However, she doesn’t want to just be the face or pillar. “Thunder Rosa wants to be the face of ALL Women’s Wrestling! But honestly, it seems like every time I get to the top, there’s always bullies that wanna bring me down. But remember, Tony, pillars get knocked down. But foundations, they remain standing. And I will be a foundation in this company! So whoever wants to get at me, come and get me! I’m ready. And this brings me to you, Nyla Rose. I know you had a message for me last week. But I’m gonna invite you to use your grown words. Or do you need Vickie to dumb things down so you can understand my message?”
Rosa says she didn’t go through hell so Nyla could just get her. No no, senorita. She’s here to fight. And it doesn’t matter if she has to wrestle Nyla, she will wrestle the very best in the world! So it doesn’t matter if it’s here or another company, Rosa will defend her title, and La Mera Mera will be there! Will Rosa not just be the AEW Women’s World Champion, but the world’s champion?
FTR speaks backstage.
Cash starts with, “It’s been said by people like The Ass Boys that Dax and myself, we take ourselves a little too seriously. And maybe we do. We take this seriously, because it is everything that we’ve ever wanted to do. And we’re doing it together. Right now, we’re making history. We are the AAA World Tag Team Champions. Friday night, we become the ROH World Tag Team Champions, and then we’re gonna become the first-ever two-time AEW World Tag Team Champions, and we know exactly how we’re gonna do it.”
Dax says they came to AEW “to build a reputation, not lose a reputation, okay?” Dax loves pro-wrestling way too much to take second place ever in his career, so he’s tired of waiting! He vows, in front of God and the whole world, he will issue a challenge! Young Bucks VS FTR, round 2, to see who IS the greatest tag team of all time! Do they accept? #TopGuysOut. Will FTR amass not only a historic treasure trove of tag titles, but finally settle the score with Matt & Nick Jackson?
Owen Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament Qualifier: The Bunny VS ???
The Andrade Family Office’s wascally wabbit looks to be the very first woman with her name in this inaugural tournament. But she’s also facing the newest free agent Tony Khan signed to the AEW Women’s Division! But who is she? It’s TONI STORM!! South Carolina goes nuts for the Lightning From Down Under! Will it be #ToniTime already in AEW?
The bell rings and fans are fired up for Toni as she stares down Bunny. Bunny pushes Toni, then pushes her again. But Toni blocks the punch to DECK Bunny! Toni then brings Bunny up, but Bunny knees low and puts Toni on ropes. Bunny CHOPS Toni, whips her to ropes, but Toni CLBOBERS Bunny! Toni gets Bunny up, to snap suplex and float over, TWO! Bunny snarls and gets to a corner, but Toni runs corner to corner. Bunny dodges, but Toni dodges back to ROCK Bunny with forearms! Toni EuroUppers, ROCKS her again, but Bunny pokes an eye! Bunny CHOPS Toni, CHOPS her again, then knees low!
Toni headlocks Bunny but Bunny powers out. Toni dodges Bunny to then dropkick her down! Cover, TWO! Toni keeps cool, clamps onto an arm, and she grinds the shoulder. Bunny fights up, but Toni steps over to JAM the shoulder. Toni gets the arm again, wrenches and wristlocks, and fans rally behind Toni. Toni knees low, whips but Bunny reverses. Toni holds ropes, dodges Bunny and Bunny ends up on the apron. Bunny avoids the shoulder to KNEE Toni down! Toni ends up on the floor, Bunny laughs and runs in to CLOBBER Toni! Bunny laughs more while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Bunny stomps Toni, gets in the ring, but Toni gets her and drags her out! Toni CLUBS Bunny, ROCKS her, and again! Toni whips but Bunny reverses to POST Toni! Toni falls over and Bunny snarls again as she storms into the ring. Toni sits up but Bunny fetches her into the ring. Bunny has Toni in a corner, stomps her down, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Bunny lets off and frolics around, to then run in and SLIDING FOREARM! Bunny laughs more then covers, TWO! Bunny slaps herself to stay focused as she drags Toni up. Toni fights the suplex to cradle! TWO and Bunny gets up, but into a backslide! TWO!
Bunny is up again and she CLOBBERS Toni! Bunny pats herself on the back before the cover, TWO! Toni flounders but Bunny CLUBS her down. Bunny stalks Toni, drags her back up, but Toni CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Bunny ends up in a corner, Toni grabs at her but Bunny turns things around to dig her shoulder in! The ref reprimands, Bunny RAMS Toni in and then backs off to catch her breath. Bunny storms back up on Toni, drags her up and runs, to knee lift! Toni stays up, and she scoops Bunny for a tilt-o-whirl SLAM! Both women are down as Dynamite returns to single picture!
A standing count starts and both women rise at 4 of 10. Toni throws forearms but Bunny hits back. Toni forearms again, Bunny returns it, they go back and forth! Bunny CHOPS but Toni forearms! Toni gets the edge, but Bunny knees low and yells in Toni’s ear! Then she CLAWS Toni’s back! Bunny runs but Toni ROCKS her with a forearm! Toni whips, Bunny reverses, but Toni LARIATS! Fans fire up and Toni stalks Bunny but she blocks the superkick to HEADBUTT! Bunny flounders to a corner, Toni runs corner to corner, HIP ATTACK! Toni drags Bunny up and runs, to BOOT her down! Toni then gets Bunny up, PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!
Toni’s surprised Bunny survives but Toni gets back up. Bunny YANKS her into ropes! Toni sputters, Bunny fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Toni survives and Bunny slaps herself more as frustration boils up! Bunny shouts at Toni, runs, but Toni catches her to waistlock! Bunny grabs ropes to deny the O’Conner, the ref counts so Toni lets go. Bunny elbows Toni away and SUPERKICKS! Toni just roars so Bunny SUPERKICKS her down! Cover, TWO!! Toni survives and Bunny is pulling at her own hair! Bunny drags Toni up, dragon sleepers, but no Rabbit Hole! Waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX!
Toni gets Bunny up, SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Toni wins!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (qualifies for the Owen Hart Tournament)
And Bunny gets struck by the lightning! Toni is in, will she win this inaugural memorial tournament? Who else will join her as the brackets start to form? Rampage will have Jamie Hayter VS Skye Blue in the second of these qualifying matches!
Speaking of which, the men’s qualifiers will begin just next week on Dynamite! Who will be the first up to put their names into the historic bracket?
Backstage interview with Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero.
Schiavone asks their response to Rosa, and Vickie already takes over. “Thunder, the only reason what you said caught my attention is because you insulted our intelligence. Which proves to me and everyone else that you fear my client.” Nyla adds that Rosa wants to be the foundation around here? UH-UH! Not on Nyla’s watch! The Native Beast is the foundation, the cornerstone, from day one! And she refuses to be a footnote! She will now cement her legacy with Rosa’s blood! Rosa has a death wish, so allow Nyla to grant it for her. “I’ll be your genie. Abracadabra, bitch!” The Vicious Vixens storm off, when and where will Nyla get to sink her teeth into La Mera Mera?
Regardless of how tonight’s main event goes, things are only getting wilder between the AFO and their enemies! The Butcher & The Blade will be taking on the Hardy Boyz in a TABLES MATCH! Will Matt & Jeff decimate the mercenaries and render them OBSOLETE?
Darby Allin VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Relentless One and the new leader of the Andrade Family Office look to finally settle things 1v1. And as Darby dared him to, Andrade has Jose the assistant return to the back. Will Andrade prove he can get the job done all by himself? Or will nothing stop Darby from putting this to rest?
Darby makes his entrance, and lets Sting return to the back, too. Darby skateboards down the ramp, but then Andrade TORNILLOS out onto him! Fans boo but Andrade fires up, and he SMACKS Darby with his own board! Andrade then drags Darby up TOSSES him onto and over the timekeeper’s table! Darby crashes into railing but Andrade forces the cameraman to look at him! Darby drags himself up but Andrade storms over and fireman’s carries, to then SNAKE EYES off the table! Darby flounders towards the ring and the ref shouts at Andrade, but Andrade shouts back at him!
Andrade drags Darby up again, another fireman’s carry, to SNAKE EYES off the apron! Darby flops down and Andrade dusts off his hands. The ref wants this to get in the ring but Andrade runs in, only for Darby to send him into steel steps! And then Darby SMACKS Andrade with the skateboard! Darby goes up to the apron, OLLIE ATTACK to the back!! Andrade goes around the way, Darby positions the steps and runs up them, to leap, but into a STALLING SUPLEX! Andrade carries Darby but Darby lands on his feet on the other side of the railing! Darby throws a forearm but Andrade hits him back!
Andrade HOTSHOTS Darby off the railing and then snarls as he goes back to the steps. Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB,” but this isn’t even a match yet! Andrade stands the steps on its side, goes back for Darby, but Darby SLAPS him! And pulls hair to pull Andrade into railing! Andrade hits back to suplex Darby and bring him back to the steps, GOURD BUSTER! Darby and steps bend, and fans lose their minds while Andrade gets in the ring to soak it all in. The ref checks on Darby and Darby says he isn’t letting this stop him! Darby forces himself up and into the ring, he wants this match to start!
The ref has little choice, the bell rings and Darby dares Andrade to bring it! Andrade runs in, but then stops to stomp Darby down! Andrade drags Darby up to HIP TOSS Darby into buckles! Darby is dazed but he crawls after Andrade. Andrade drags him up to TOSS him into the other corner! Andrade claps and fans rally up as he goes corner to corner, CIEN KNEES! Andrade pushes Darby into the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Darby manages to get that hand up on the bottom rope and Andrade lets off in frustration. Andrade says he’ll end this, and he drags Darby back up. Darby JAWBREAKERS in return!
Darby runs, but into a HUGE back drop! Darby almost does a 360! Andrade dusts off his hands again while fans boo and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Darby manages to drag himself to center but Andrade stalks him. Andrade stomps Darby, looms over him, then drags him up to a torture rack! Andrade hooks the legs and pulls on an arm before the TORTURE RACK BACKBREAKER! Darby flops into a corner but Andrade exits the ring to drag Darby out onto the apron. Andrade CLUBS Darby with an elbow! Darby drapes off the apron but Andrade isn’t satisfied. Andrade drags Darby out to scoop and POST him! Darby writhes on the floor while Andrade wipes off the sweat with Darby’s hoodie. Andrade tosses the jacket to the crowd, then puts Darby in the ring.
Andrade takes his time stalking Darby, and he even eggs Darby on. Darby kicks at Andrade but Andrade stomps him and rains down forearms! The ref wants Darby to keep his guard up, but Andrade lets off. Darby grabs at Andrade’s foot, but Andrade stomps him down again! Andrade is in control but he still seems frustrated. Darby manages to drag himself to ropes while Andrade says he runs this! Andrade wrenches and reels Darby in, Dynamite returns to single picture one more time as Darby lands out of the back suplex! Darby fires off forearms, powers up, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade says no, no, no, then crucifix lifts Darby, but Darby makes it a CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!!
Both men are down and fans are fired up. A standing count begins, Darby drags himself to a corner. Both men are up at 5 of 10, Andrade runs in but Darby BOOTS him! Andrade stays up, slaps sense into himself, but Darby BOOTS him again! Andrade BOOTS Darby back! Andrade scowls while Darby is down again. Andrade stomps Darby, eggs him on, and Darby grits his teeth! Fans fire up and Darby SLAPS Andrade! And again! And again! Andrade SLAPS back, it’s a SLAP fight! Darby staggers but he fires off more SLAPPING strikes! Andrade fires back, fans are thunderous as the hands keep flying fast and furious!
They finally tie up after all that, and Andrade shoves to then DECK Darby with a right! Both men fall down and “This is Awesome!” The standing count is back, both men are still down past 5 of 10. Andrade manages to get up now at 7, and he takes off his belt! The ref takes it away, though! Andrade complains, but he and the ref both miss Darby taking off his belt, and wrapping up Andrade’s legs! Andrade falls into buckles! Andrade staggers up, Darby gets around him, THROWBACK STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives but Darby just seethes and snarls more. Darby drags himself away to the opposite corner as Andrade sits up.
Darby gets up, runs in, but into a clinch! URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Andrade is beside himself as Darby survives, and he drags Darby up to put on the top rope. Andrade CHOPS Darby, climbs up the corner to join him, and then ROCK him with a forearm! Andrade stands Darby up, fireman’s carries, but Darby fights with elbows! Darby gets a SUPER CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! And into a FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Andrade endures, even as Darby pries at his fingers! But here comes Jose! Only for Sting to CLOBBER him from behind! Fans are thunderous as Sting keeps Jose away from this, but wait, here come Butcher & Blade!
The mercs go after Sting and mug him! Darby sees that, lets Andrade go, and climbs up to SUPER CROSSBODY them down! Fans are losing their minds, Darby gets back in and springboards, but into a roll-up, BRILLANTE BUCKLE BOMB! And then, hammerlock and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, El Idolo wins!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall
The AFO didn’t need to help him, they just needed to beat up The Icon! Darby loses, Sting gets in to check on him, and now the AFO decides to finish this! They go after Sting but he fights them off! It’s still 3v1, so here come Private Party to make it FIVE! They mug Sting, but here come the HARDY BOYZ!! Matt has a chair and he uses it on Kassidy! Jeff CLOBBERS Quen, then bumps him off apron! The mercs already got a table, but Matt gets in before they can set it up! Butcher & Blade run to regroup with El Idolo, and South Carolina is going nuts for the Hardys!
Jeff puts Quen in, Matt gives him a TWIST OF FATE! Jeff goes up and fans are thunderous for the SWANTON BOMB! The Butcher & Blade are furious, but will they also be BROKEN after taking on Matt & Jeff in a Tables Match?
A great episode of AEW, such good stuff is being set up for the Spring stretch. Punk has a great opener with Caster, and of course Punk wins it to further set up that he wants the world title. And I don’t know why he said “next week,” Battle of the Belts II is 4/15, but I suppose the point is valid. We’re going to see Battle of the Adams II at that event, and I’m thinking Page retains. We got a great segment out of “Undisputed Elite” because of how subpar the celebration in the ring was. Great promos, great appearance from Hangman in a Tesla that he basically put JBL’s longhorns on, and great scrap between UE and Hangman with Jurassic Express. Jurassic Express VS reDRagon is surely also happening, and that could go reDRagon’s way.
Great stuff out of FTR and MJF backstage, and a great match out of FTR VS Gunn Club. I was really surprised they had Wardlow show up here this week but I suppose Wardlow wasn’t going to be stopped this week or any week from just showing up. It was good stuff that Wardlow’s attempt and getting in almost cost FTR. Just as we saw The Inner Circle fall apart and become something new, we’ll surely see something happen with The Pinnacle. MJF could end up losing FTR’s loyalty, and to be different from Jericho, MJF could end up with just Shawn Spears. FTR also has a great promo to shout out Supercard of Honor and call out Young Bucks, FTR is going to be on a great run.
Speaking of the reformed Inner Circle, great segment out of Jericho Appreciation Society with Santana, Ortiz & Kingston. I figured the trick was going to be that this time, the curtains open and those three show up. The brawl naturally did go the JAS’s way, cuz they have the numbers advantage, but it was also a bit telling that Jericho used Floyd the Baseball Bat again. Pretty sure we get Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Ever-Rise 2.0, Menard & Parker, while also getting the rematch of Kingston VS Jericho. PNP are definitely winning, but maybe Garcia and/or Hager help Jericho cheat Kingston this time, because duh, they’re Heels, and more often than not, a Heel faction leader wins thanks to the faction.
Moxley VS Lethal was a great match, another rough loss to add to Lethal’s story of trying to “find a way.” Bryan VS Yuta was amazing stuff, Yuta’s best match in AEW and probably ever. I also like Regal on commentary, him seeing great things in Yuta is, well, great. It looks like Yuta either needs to put on a similar performance against Moxley, or win against someone else established in the upper midcard. I really hope Yuta becomes the first new member of Blackpool Combat Club, it just seems right. Great promo vignette from Hobbs and Keith, their match is going to be awesome stuff on Rampage.
We got a pretty good video package for Marina Shafir, and it’s big stuff for her to be making a Dynamite/Rampage debut going after the TBS Championship. We got a fun little promo out of Jade, Sterling and Leva. This was the first time we’d seen Leva anywhere in a long time, so glad to know AEW at least remembers her. Jade VS Shafir is definitely going to be a great for Jade’s 30th match, and as I was saying last time, it is definitely going to be a big moment one way or another. Jade winning over another legit martial artist is big, but losing will still be fine because it was to a legit martial artist. Just not sure why we got a shot of Jade’s baddies without her…
Really good promo from Rosa, really good response from Vickie & Nyla, though the audio was odd with Vickie. But duh, we’re getting Rosa VS Nyla, probably for Battle of the Belts II. But I really like that Rosa is implying she wants to use the “forbidden door” to get at all the other women’s titles she can. And hell, she should definitely go for a female belt collector story. Rosa VS NWA Women’s World Champion, Kamille. Rosa VS the eventual ROH Women’s World Champion, whether that be Willow Nightingale, Mercedes Martinez or Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa VS Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Princess of Princess Champion, Shoko Nakajima. Those would be amazing for AEW’s Summer stretch.
We got a great first qualifier for the Owen Hart Tournament, Toni Storm is definitely a great get, and she’ll get past the crap WWE RawDown put her through. Not sure if she’ll win the whole thing, but she’s gonna have a great run. Pretty sure Hayter beats Skye on Rampage but it’ll probably be another great showcase. And just about any big name in the singles division for the men are gonna be in the tournament. All these matches are going to be great to fill out Dynamites and Rampages from now through May, and it’s going to be a great inaugural tournament on both the men’s and women’s ends.
Good promos from Darby and Andrade to set things up tonight, but I feel like they could’ve held off on announcing the tables match. That could’ve, would’ve, should’ve been something left for after the awesome main event from Darby and Andrade. But of course Andrade has his team help him and Andrade wins. Hardys fight off AFO, thus the tables match we were told about, that is going to be wild. And if Darby didn’t get the win here, I wonder if he and Andrade up things for Double or Nothing, like a No Disqualification that then leads the winner to a title.
My Score: 9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (3/20/23)
Winnipeg gets Elevated!
The Naturally Limitless ride again!
Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee continue as a duo in AEW! Will they be rolling through the tag division on Elevation? And what of Swerve’s warning to Keith?
- Skye Blue VS TFA (Taryn From Accounting); Skye wins.
- Jake Hager w/ Angelo Parker VS Adam Knight; Hager wins.
- Emi Sakura VS Zoe Sager; Sakura wins.
- Brandon Cutler VS Jason Geiger; Cutler wins.
- Six Man Tag: Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy & Ethan Page VS Massive Damage, Mo Jabari & Sebastian Wolfe; Hardy, Kassidy & Ethan win.
- Top Flight VS Michael Allen Richard Clark & Shaun Moore; Top Flight wins.
- ROH Women’s World Championship Proving Grounds Match: Athena VS Taylor Rising; Athena wins and denies Taylor a title opportunity.
- Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee VS Levi Night & Jessie V; Dustin & Keith win.
- Tony Nese & Ari Daivari w/ Mark Sterling VS Alex Reynolds & John Silver; Reynolds & Silver win.
A great line-up, namely in some literally great names showing up. “Massive Damage,” “Taryn From Accounting,” and of course, Michael Allen Richard Clark. M A R C, he’s a MARK! I almost hope some of these names stick around through ROH.
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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (3/17/23)
Will Hobbs is on a Rampage!
Will Rey Fenix rewrite the Book of Hobbs?
“Powerhouse” Hobbs is the AEW TNT Champion with help from QT Marshall, but can he keep it on his own against Rey Fenix?
- AEW TNT Championship: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ QT Marshall VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes; Hobbs wins and retains the title.
- Taya Valkyrie VS Ava Lawless; Taya wins.
- Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS The Bollywood Boyz; Menard & Parker win.
- Daniel Garcia w/ Chris Jericho VS Brody King w/ Julia Hart; Garcia wins.
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AEW TNT Championship: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ QTV VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes!
The Book of Hobbs says he had Aaron Solo steal the belt before QT helped him steal the title! But will karma come back to bite him? Or will Hobbs power through the Firebird?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it’s time to for a Rampage!
Fans rally as Hobbs talks some smack on Fenix. Fenix and Hobbs step to each other and Fenix goes head to chest. But Hobbs shoves Fenix down! Fenix kips up, runs in, but gets run over! QT & Solo are amused while Hobbs eggs Fenix on. Hobbs then drags Fenix up with both hands, but Fenix breaks free to get around. Fenix waistlocks but Hobbs breaks free. Hobbs whips, Fenix handsprings over the sweep and fans fire up! Hobbs runs in, Fenix dodges again, and springboards, but he just bounces off Hobbs’ body! Fans boo but Hobbs runs, only for Fenix to dump him out! Fenix then DIVES! Direct hit but Hobbs stays up!
Fenix gets back in the ring, DIVES again, but Hobbs is still up! So Fenix aims, slingshots and QUEBRADAS! Down goes Hobbs! Hobbs gets up and hurries into the ring, but Fenix pursues. Fenix leaps, but into Hobbs’ arms! Hobbs pops Fenix up, and he POWERSLAMS Fenix down! Cover, TWO! Fenix is tougher than that but Solo & QT are still amused. Hobbs goes out after Fenix and he RAMS him into barriers! Hobbs talks trash on the fans but the fans boo back. Hobbs drags Fenix around, stomps him, then drags Fenix up again. Hobbs RAMS Fenix into more barriers! Fans rally for Fenix but Hobbs goes into the ring.
Hobbs kneels to soak up the heat, and he smirks while Alex checks on Fenix. Hobbs goes out after Fenix, CLUBS him, then throws Fenix into the ring. Hobbs says, “Who’s the champ!?” Solo says, “You the champ!” Hobbs hauls Fenix up, whips him hard into the corner, and Fenix bounces off buckles to hit the mat. Hobbs looms over Fenix, stands on him, and the ref reprimands and counts. Hobbs steps off, whips Fenix hard the other way, and Fenix again bounces off buckles. Fans chant “QT SUCKS!” but QT says to ignore that. Hobbs grins as he watches Fenix writhe. Hobbs looms over Fenix, and CHOPS him in the shoulder!
Hobbs then clamps a big claw into the shoulder! Fenix endures, kicks around, but Hobbs lets off to bring Fenix up. Hobbs suplexes, holds Fenix up, Harley Cameron gets a pic, and Hobbs SLAMS Fenix down! Cover, TWO! Hobbs clamps onto Fenix with the shoulder claw again as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Fenix endures, fights up, but Hobbs throws down elbows! Hobbs digs his hand into the shoulder again but Fenix still endures. Hobbs adds on a chinbar, then he CLUBS Fenix down. Fenix goes to the apron, and Hobbs stands on his head! The ref reprimands and counts, Hobbs steps off and Fenix flops to the floor. Hobbs argues with the ref, and QT sucker punches Fenix! Alex protests but the ref missed it all. Hobbs goes out after Fenix, high-fives Harley, and he storms up on Fenix to throw knees. Hobbs POSTS Fenix, and Fenix goes tumbling away! Rampage returns to single picture as Solo laughs at Fenix’s pain.
Hobbs grabs Fenix’s face and shouts at him that this is what he gets for answering the Open Challenge. The ref reprimands, Hobbs lets off and goes into the ring. Fenix drags himself up but Hobbs brings him into the ring. Fenix flops over and Hobbs toys with him. Fans boo but Hobbs taunts Fenix, “You wanna be champ?!” Fans rally for Fenix but Hobbs HIP DROPS him down! Hobbs clamps onto the shoulder again, but Fenix fights up. Fenix throws elbows and gets free! Hobbs grabs Fenix but Fenix PELES! And kips up to BOOT, mule kick, and SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix knuckle locks, CHOPS, and goes up and up!
Fenix jumps around, but Hobbs trips him up! Hobbs YANKS Fenix off the ropes to POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and QT is surprised, but Hobbs digs his forearms in for another cover. TWO, and Fenix crawls to a corner. Hobbs kicks Fenix, talks smack, and paces around to soak up the heat. Fans rally and Fenix CHOPS! Hobbs snarls, but he runs into a BOOT! Fenix then dodges to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up and Fenix feeds off that. But Hobbs stops the whips, swings, but Fenix waistlocks! Hobbs is too big to lift, and Hobbs elbows free. Hobbs snarls, whisp Fenix, but Fenix goes up and over! GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Fans are thunderous but QT is freaking out! Fenix covers, TWO!! Hobbs tosses Fenix away with that kick-out, but he staggers up. Into the SOMERSAULT CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs is still in this but Fenix crawls his way to a corner. Fans rally, Hobbs rises, and Fenix climbs up! TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICK! Hobbs wobbles and fans fire up more! Fenix shakes out the cobwebs, goes up the corner again, and leaps over Hobbs! Hobbs runs back in to POUNCE Fenix into a corner!! Then DEADLIFT SPINEBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fenix survives and no one can believe it! Hobbs is furious, and he hauls Fenix up again.
Hobbs whips, Fenix tiger feints to HEEL KICK! But Hobbs DECKS Fenix! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fenix drags Hobbs to a drop zone, he goes up the corner, and he FROG SPLASHES!! Cover, TWO!!! Hobbs is still in this but Fenix doesn’t lose focus. Fenix waits on Hobbs to sit up, and he SUPERKICKS! And then SUPERKICKS! Hobbs wobbles, runs in, but Fenix dodges to SUPERKICK again! Hobbs drops to a knee, Fenix runs in, SOMERSAULT- SPINEBUSTER!! Hobbs rolls Fenix through to get him in the torture rack! TOWN BUSINESS!! Cover, Hobbs wins!
Winner: “Powerhouse” Hobbs, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Alex checks on Fenix, but Hobbs storms up to him. Hobbs brings down the straps, but he says it’s okay. QT turns Alex around for a DIAMOND CUTTER! Fans boo as QT raises Hobbs’ hand in victory. Will QTV help make the Book of Hobbs the story of the year?
Adam Cole speaks.
“March 29th will go down as the most important day in my entire life. Not only will March 29th be the debut of AEW All Access, but even more importantly to me, after nine months, I make my return to AEW. And I know that my opponent is going to give me the fight of my life. And that’s good, because I am looking for a fighter. I’m looking for a technician. I’m looking for someone to push me and remind me who the hell I am. So on March 29th, I show the world how damn good Adam Cole Baybay is, and nobody is gonna stop me.”
Stu Grayson speaks.
“Jon Moxley, up until our match tonight on Dynamite, everybody was asking me the same thing. ‘Stu, are you back? Are you back with AEW?’ And I just didn’t know what to answer. I just didn’t. Until now. Now that I am in the hospital because you and BCC gave a concussion to my brother, Evil Uno. So now I’m thinking, Mox, now I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, now I am back.’ You wanted Stu Grayson, you got him! Next week, I want you, Mox. I want you in a one on one match. And I swear to god, I will break you.” The BCC are #ForgedByCombat, but will the Maniac be ready for someone born and bred for combat?
Taya Valkyrie VS Ava Lawless!
La Wera Loca is now All Elite! She wants after #ThatBitch, Jade Cargill, but will her first match in AEW be ruined by “The Hellion?”
The bell rings, the two approach, and Taya gets around to waistlock and SLAM Ava down. Ava scrambles to a corner, Taya runs in to ELBOW her! And then LARIAT! Fans fire up with Taya as she sits Ava down. Taya goes corner to corner, slaps her thighs then her head, and comes back to METEORA! Taya says that’s why she’s La Wera Loca! Taya CHOPS Ava against the ropes, then CHOPS again! Taya whips, Ava reverses and dodges, but the SPEAR hits all the same! Taya drags Ava up, chicken wings, looks like Jaded but this is THE ROAD TO VALHALLA!! Cover, Taya wins!
Winner: Taya Valkyrie, by pinfall
Speaking of Jade, she, Leila Grey and Mark Sterling are on the stage. Sterling is taking notes, maybe drafting up a lawsuit. Will Jade have no choice but to take on one crazy Canadian?
Stokely Hathaway is in training.
Matt Hardy tells Stokely that he, Isiah Kassidy & Ethan Page are gonna get him ready for Hook. Hook’s a wrestling machine, a killing machine. He could break Stokely’s arms, legs, back, and neck. Hook could snuff out your life! Does Stokely want that? No! Then they’re gonna get him ready. Just trust them. The montage shows Stokely is off to a rough start, and a rough middle. And his technique to escape a half nelson is to tickle Isiah. But he seems to take scoop slams well. Hardy thinks they need about four or five more, to really toughen Stokely up. Hook is also a suplex machine. Wait, why’re they doing scoops then!?
Stokely runs up the bleachers, and he gets a cookie for his reward! That’s a good-ass cookie. But will any of this help Stokely against the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS The Bollywood Boyz!
Don’t touch that dial and stay on ’em! It’s a battle of Canadians as the duo formerly known as 2Point0 take on some old frenemies from back in the day. Will Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange prove they’re still great sports… enner-tay-ners? Or will there be lights, camera and Bollywood action in Winnipeg?
The teams sort out and Parker starts against Harv Sihra. The two circle, feel things out, but Menard takes a swipe. Harv is distracted and that allows Parker to clobber him from behind! The JAS mug Harv, Gurv runs in but he gets beat down, too! Parker KNEES Gurv out of the ring, then Menard UPPERCUTS Harv. The JAS double whip Harv to ropes, but Harv holds ropes to stop himself. Menard runs in but into an UPPERCUT! Parker runs in but into a LARIAT! Harv UPPERCUTS again, tags Gurv, and the brothers set Parker up for a FLYING UPPERCUT SPINEBUSTER! Parker bails out and fans boo.
Parker is flustered but the fans rally for “BOLLYWOOD! BOLLYWOOD!” Gurv runs and slides out, but Parker slides in! Gurv grabs Parker’s legs, but Parker BOOTS Gurv away. Parker tags Menard before Gurv slides back in, and Parker dodges to set Gurv up for Menard’s LARIAT! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he drags Gurv. Menard bumps Gurv off buckles, CHOPS, but Gurv CHOPS back! Menard ROCKS Gurv, bumps him off buckles and tags in Parker. The JAS mugs Gurv and then Parker brings Gurv up. Parker snap suplexes, stomps, then mockingly applauds at Harv while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Parker “kicks dirt” at Gurv while staring down Harv. Parker drags Gurv up, tags Menard, and the JAS mug Gurv again. Menard throws Gurv out hard, then he taunts Harv. The ref reprimands Menard but Parker stomps away on Gurv! Menard then goes out to bring Gurv up and throw him into barriers! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers before he puts Gurv back in. Menard drags Gurv back, tags in Parker, and they stomp away on Gurv. Then they split the wishbone! Gurv writhes, but Parker keeps him from Harv. Parker stands Gurv up, whips him to ropes, but Gurv kicks back! And LARIATS!
Both men down, the fans rally up, but Parker anchors Gurv with a toehold! Tag to Menard and he drops an elbow! Cover, ONE!! Gurv hangs tough but Menard covers again, TWO! Menard SLAPS Gurv around, CHOKES him in the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Menard mockingly kisses Gurv’s forehead before he tags Parker. The JAS mugs Gurv more, drag him up, but Gurv shoulders into Parker! Slingshot sunset flip! TWO! LAIRAT from Gurv! Both men are down again and fans rally up again! Parker tags Menard, the JAS drags Gurv up, and double suplexes! The JAS is in control as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Gurv turns things around on the JAS! Hot tag to Harv! Harv rallies on the JAS, big elbows and clotheslines all around! RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP for Menard, then an atomic drop for Parker! WHEEL KICK takes down Parker! The JAS end up in opposite corners, Harv CHOPS Parker then whips him. Parker reverses, Menard drop toeholds, and they bring back the BOOYAH ELBOW! Gurv returns, but he runs into TWO FOR THE SHOW! The double flapjack onto buckles wipes Gurv out! Menard tags Parker, they drag Harv up, DOUBLE IMPALER DDT!! Cover, the JAS wins!
Winners: Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker, by pinfall
Menard & Parker win the long-awaited sequel from their Cruiserweight days, and they SCISSOR FINGER to call out The Acclaimed! Will Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn have something to say on Dynamite next Wednesday?
AEW shares footage from earlier this week.
Don Callis has a camera crew and a taiko drummer to greet Konosuke Takeshita. Konosuke asks what’s going on while he’s given a bouquet of flowers. Callis says, “Look at the pageantry!” Konosuke says that was pretty cool. Callis says this is what Konosuke gets in Winnipeg and everywhere else, when he’s associated with Don Calls. They shake, and then Callis brings Konosuke in for a hug. This is great, right? Welcome to Winnipeg! Fans applaud, and Konosuke is admittedly flattered. But will all this special treatment convince the Future of Wrestling to join Callis’ stable?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
It is a crossover dream match as Kenny Omega takes on AAA’s El Hijo del Vikingo! The current AAA Mega Champion is an incredible high-flyer and is certainly leading the way of a new generation in lucha libre. But will he make an impression when he takes on the Best Bout Machine?
Plus, on top of Moxley VS Grayson and the No Disqualification match of Hook VS Stokely, Skye Blue is coming after The Outcasts! She takes on Toni Storm 1v1, but will Saraya & Ruby Soho make sure the “entitled rookie” doesn’t make it out of Dynamite in one piece?
The Gunns speak.
Colten Gunn welcomes us to “crappy Winnipeg, but guess what? You get to see The Gunns check into our suite because we are the champs, of course.” Austin is all fired up, but then he tells Top Flight to carry their things. Oh, oops, sorry! They aren’t valets! This is the second best brother tag team in AEW. Colten says Austin’s right! Darius & Dante say okay, that’s funny. Fans of the Young Bucks, right? What? N-No, that’s not what they meant. Oh, then the Lucha Brothers? Uh, no, not them, either. So the Hardy Boyz? NO! The number one brother team is THEM! The Gunns! Oh, really? That’s funny.
Just like them leaving their bags here with Top Flight, but not the belts. Because that’s because they know if the Gunns ever took on Top Flight, Top Flight would “valet” those belts, too. Oh, yeah? Top Flight thinks they’d win? Then how about this? Next week on Dynamite, they put the AEW World Tag Team Championships on the line! Then you can try to “valet” them. Top B*TCHES! The Gunns head out, but uh, they still left their bags. Dante & Darius take those away, but will they soon take away the gold?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage next week!
Rampage will be on a different night next week, so mark your calendars for March 25th, 10 PM Eastern!
Excalibur hypes up the main event.
“Three teams in the main event, intent on leaving Winnipeg the AEW World Trios Champions. It was an exciting, brutal match, but it was a match that saw the House of Black retain their titles. In the midst of the melee that occurred after the bell, a war continued to rage between the Jericho Appreciation Society and the House of Black. And as a result, our main event, Daniel Garcia goes one on one with Brody King.” Mark Henry adds it’s time for the main event! But will the Dragonslayer be able to bring down the House of Black’s tattooed titan?
Daniel Garcia w/ Chris Jericho VS Brody King w/ Julia Hart!
The bell rings and then Garcia bails out. Fans boo but Garcia and Jericho soak up the heat. They hug, and Jericho shows off his custom Winnipeg Jets jersey, but then Brody storms out after Garcia. Garcia hurries away, slides into the ring, and Brody gets in the ring. Garcia just bails right back out! Fans boo and Brody paces around, but Jericho applauds the strategy. Brody waits on Garcia, but then storms out after him again. Garcia keeps up the cat ‘n’ mouse game, slides back into the ring, and Brody slides in. Garcia dropkicks the legs out! Garcia fires off fast hands but Brody TOSSES Garcia into a corner! And then SPLASHES!
Brody whips corner to corner, runs in but Garcia dodges. Garcia fires off hands, but Brody DECKS him! Fans rally up, Brody drags Garcia up and CHOPS! Fans rally while Garcia bails out again. Jericho checks Garcia, that chop already made his chest red. Garcia hurries away, but then Julia is there! She stares Garcia down, but Garcia tries to put on the charm with a little dance. Brody storms up behind Garcia, turns him around and CHOPS him again! Garcia falls at Julia’s feet and she smiles. Brody drags Garcia up to RAM him into barriers! Fans rally up, Brody stands Garcia up and CHOPS him again!
Garcia staggers away, face wincing with pain, but Brody throws him into more barriers! Brody confiscates the chair from security, makes Garcia take a seat, and Winnipeg hoots and barks with Brody. Brody runs to CROSSBODY Garcia into the barriers! Fans lose their minds and the ref checks Garcia. Somehow, Garcia is still in this, and Brody drags him up to CHOP again! Garcia staggers away and Brody keeps after him, to RAM him into the steel steps! Fans rally, Brody runs back in, but Garcia drop toeholds Brody into the steps! Brody bounces off the steel and Garcia manages to put his dukes up, as Rampage goes picture in picture.
The ref checks Brody, and he’s somehow okay to continue. Garcia crawls into the ring to let the count handle this. Jericho coaches Garcia while Julia checks Brody. Brody shakes out the cobwebs, Garcia wants the count to go faster, but Brody is in before 10. Garcia stomps away on Brody at the ropes and he fires up now! Garcia drags Brody up, fires off forearms, then digs his knee in. The ref counts, Garcia lets off at 4, then stands on Brody to hyper stomp away! Garcia hops off as the ref counts again, and Garcia high-fives Jericho. Garcia goes back to Brody, but Brody CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Garcia BOOTS him down!
Garcia digs his boot in again, lets off as the ref counts, and Garcia does his dance. Garcia runs side to side to BOOT WASH Brody! Garcia says that’s it! He’s beat Brody! But Garcia still has to drag Brody out, only for Brody to kick at him from below! Garcia holds onto a foot until Brody BOOTS him in the face! Garcia staggers to ropes, Brody runs in, but into a drop toehold! Brody hits ropes, and Garcia CHOKES him! Garcia even claws Brody’s face! The ref reprimands, Garcia lets off, and he steps on Brody’s back. And then steps on him again! Brody just gets annoyed as Garcia keeps stepping on him.
Garcia does his dance, turns to step on Brody again, but Brody sits up! Garcia can’t push Brody down, so he KNEES away on his side! Brody just gets mad! Garcia throws haymakers, but those only give Brody power! Rampage returns to single picture, Garcia keeps throwing hands, but Brody roars! Garcia runs, into the BLACK HOLE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives but Brody drags him up! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?! Garcia survives and fans fire up, but Brody snarls. Brody puts Garcia in a corner, CHOPS, and Garcia seems ready to cry. Brody stands Garcia up to CHOP him again! Even Jericho felt that one.
Fans hoot and bark with Brody again, and he goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Garcia to the cover, ROPEBREAK! Brody miscalculated and Garcia survives! Brody drags Garcia back to center, but Garcia fights the lift! Fans rally, Garcia CLUBS the legs and he drags Brody down. Garcia fires off knees on the calves and ankles! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Brody fights up, but he starts fading! Brody keeps fighting, he has Garcia as a backpack and he RAMS him into buckles! But Garcia holds on! Brody RAMS Garcia again, but Garcia still has the sleeper! So Brody THROWS Garcia off him!
Brody sputters as he goes back to the corner and fans rally behind him. Garcia stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT from Brody!! Brody says this is the end and Julia has an evil little smile. Brody drags Garcia up, crucifix rack, but Garcia fights free! Garcia dodges in the corner, rolls Brody up, TWO!! Brody escapes, but Garcia has the legs! Garcia manages to turn Brody for the WALLS OF JERICHO!! Jericho and Winnipeg cheer him on, but Brody endures! Brody fights around, crawls his way over, but Garcia sits deep! Brody still fights, and makes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Garcia lets off at 4.
The ref argues with Garcia, and Jericho CLOBBERS Brody with Floyd the Baseball Bat! Garcia then clamps on a RINGS OF SATURN!! Brody’s arm drops once! Then twice! Then three times! GARCIA WINS!!
Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission
JAS should stand for “Jericho Always Steals (the victory!” Because that’s what Jericho just did for Garcia! The ref questions Jericho, but Jericho defends his innocence. Will the House of Black make sure the sports entertainers pay for these transgressions?
A really good Rampage here, even though we had to wait for basketball to finish up before it. Great opener out of the TNT Championship match, and naturally Hobbs retains in his first defense. And of course QT cheats to help Hobbs, even though he shouldn’t even need that. Hobbs’ story is still connected to Wardlow’s, so it won’t be until those two have a rematch that Hobbs loses this title. They’re gonna boost his win-loss record through the “House Rules” house show tour, it seems, as he’s defending this title against Christopher Daniels, despite Daniels needing to also be strong because of his ROH run.
Of course Taya wins her AEW in-ring debut, and of course Jade and Sterling show up to watch in person. I can already predict Sterling is going to draw up a frivolous lawsuit saying Taya can’t use her chicken wing facebuster, Road to Valhalla, because it is exactly the same move as Jade’s chicken wing facebuster, The Jaded. I bet Taya beats Leila in a tune-up that also counts as fighting the lawsuit, and so it’ll come down to who can hit the chicken wing facebuster first to win the TBS Championship. And after 54 wins over her two year career, Jade can lose to someone as well-known and established as Taya without being hurt, and Jade can finally move on to the women’s world title.
Good revisit of Ever-Rise VS Bollywood Boys, and I figured Menard & Parker would win to then also call out The Acclaimed. I bet Caster is working on his diss track for Menard & Parker right now to throw it at them the next time they meet. Decent segment with Callis and Konosuke, and of course Callis pours on the Japanese culture. Konosuke’s choice can still work either way, but fans really like Konosuke so I would think he stays a Face by rejecting the invitation to join up. And while such a story is beneath Omega, I wouldn’t mind if he had a small moment in this story since he was the one who brought Konosuke into AEW to begin with.
Speaking of Omega, great match coming up for him and El Hijo del Vikingo, that is gonna be awesome. Good promo from Gunns and Top Flight, especially with how Top Flight rightfully had three brother teams easily better than Austin & Colten. But Austin & Colten are totally going to cheat to beat Top Flight and retain the titles since their story is with FTR. Great promo from Grayson to call out Moxley, and it sounded very John Wick with that whole, “I’m thinking I’m back!” Moxley VS Grayson is going to be awesome, and will give Hangman a reason to come out and confront Moxley again since there’s still a lot going on there.
The one point of disappointment is that Mark Henry’s role is reduced even further. He didn’t get to welcome us back from break, and his line was trimmed down to just the latter half. But good vignette with narration from Excalibur to make up for it. And great main event, where I should’ve known Jericho would cheat to help Garcia win. Oddly enough, The House of Black will end up the Faces in this story since the JAS will be doing all the Heel tactics, and they could have quite the feud going towards Double or Nothing.
My Score: 8.6/10
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