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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/27/22)

AEW’s getting extreme in Philly!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

Tonight, this is All EXTREME Wrestling!

AEW takes things to the extreme with a Philly Street Fight, TNT Championship Ladder Match and a 10 Man Tag with the Undisputed Elite!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Owen Hart Memorial Men’s Tournament Qualifier: Cash Wheeler VS Dax Harwood; Dax wins and advances to the tournament.
  • Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club w/ William Regal VS The Factory w/ Anthony Ogogo; Blackpool Combat Club wins.
  • Wardlow VS Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts; Wardlow wins.
  • Philly Street Fight: Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb; Deeb wins.
  • 10 Man Tag: The Undisputed Elite VS Dante Martin, The Varsity Blonds, Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; The Undisputed Elite wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match: Sammy Guevara VS Scorpio Sky; Scorpio wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

CM Punk is here!

The Best in the World may want after the AEW World Championship, but he can’t help but join commentary for this opening contest!

Owen Hart Memorial Men’s Tournament Qualifier: Cash Wheeler VS Dax Harwood!

Don’t adjust your screens and don’t worry about your eyes, FTR is facing itself in this first-time-ever singles match! Both men have vowed to give it their all in this match, for themselves, for their families, and for the great man AEW honors with this tournament. Which half of the dual AAA & ROH World Tag Team Champions moves on into the Owen Hart Cup?

The fans are fired up already and FTR circles. Dax shoots in but Cash moves back. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and they break. Fans rally for “F T R!” as the two reset. They tie up again, Dax headlocks but Cash powers up. Dax thrashes the hold but Cash pries free. Cash wrenches, wristlocks, but Dax wrenches back. Dax keeps Cash from ropes but Cash rolls, handsprings and WRINGS Dax, to then consider stepping on him. Cash shakes his head no, he wouldn’t do that to a friend. Cash instead hooks the arm and digs his knee in. Dax fights up, kips up, and rolls to trip Cash. Dax headlocks on the mat, Cash headscissors, but Dax kips free.

Dax headlocks for a takeover, Cash headscissors again but Dax kips free again. Roles reverse as Cash headlocks for the takeover and Dax headscissors. Cash kips free and fans fire up as FTR stares down! Cash and Dax shake it off and then shake hands. Fans cheer the sportsmanship, and the two go again. They knuckle lock, Cash kicks to roll and top wristlock. Dax stays up so Cash adjusts the angle on the armlock. Fans rally with “This is Wrestling!” as Dax pushes Cash and whips free, only for Cash to run him over! Cash keeps moving, he rallies with shoulders, but Dax catches him for a sleeper! Cash powers out, but Dax counters hip toss with hip toss!

Cash kangaroo kicks to scoop and SLAM! Dax returns the kangaroo kick to then hit another headlock takeover. Cash headscissors and Dax kips free, then Cash arm-drags! Cash has the armlock and fans cheer that new exchange. Dax is a bit frustrated but he fights up. Cash cranks the arm, fans rally, and Dax pushes Cash to the corner. The ref reprimands, Dax may have poked Cash in the eye. Instincts might’ve taken over, and Cash is upset as he shoves Dax. Dax says he didn’t mean to, but then Cash knees low. Cash throws a EuroUpper and has Dax on ropes. Cash whips, then RAMS into Dax at the ropes!

Fans rally up as Cash stands Dax up to CHOP him! And CHOPS him again! Dax falls and flounders while Cash shakes out his hand. Cash stands Dax up to snapmare him down for a chinlock. Dax endures and fans rally up. Dax fights up, Cash brings him around but Dax blocks the snap suplex. Dax puts Cash up top and CHOPS him back! And CHOPS again! Dax climbs up after Cash and brings him up, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up while both men are down! The standing count starts, Dax gets himself to the apron, “This is Awesome!” Dax climbs up, leaps, but Cash avoids the diving headbutt!

Cash is in the corner and he sees Dax go to the apron. Cash baseball slides Dax off the apron and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Cash goes out after Dax as the ring count starts. Cash drags Dax up, puts him back in, and then hurries to cover. TWO, but Cash keeps cool. Cash clamps onto Dax with a rear bearhug, Dax endures the squeeze, and Dax gets up, only for Cash to SLAM him down! Dax endures more, he throws back elbows, and Cash lets go. Dax stalks Cash to a corner, CHOPS him, but Cash CHOPS back! Dax CHOPS Cash, Cash CHOPS Dax! Cash follows Dax to the far side and gives him a HEADBUTT! Dax turns it around to CHOP and EuroUpper! Cash shakes out the cobwebs, Dax whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and Dax hits buckles hard!

Both men are down again and fans fire up. The ref checks them, and Cash is up against ropes quickly. Cash drags Dax up in a waistlock, and hits a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cash holds on, and GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Cash still has the waistlock, and Dynamite returns to single picture for the third GERMAN SUPLEX! Cash isn’t done there, but Dax switches it around to GERMAN SUPLEX Cash! Fans keep rallying as both men flounder up. Dax reels Cash in but Cash elbows him away. Cash runs, Dax drops but Cash dodges. They both CROSSBODY and collide! The standing count returns while both men are down again.

Fans rally up and count along, both men start to get up at 5 of 10. Dax is after Cash first, and he EuroUppers Cash hard! Cash EuroUppers right back! Dax EuroUpper again, so Cash forearms! Dax JABS, JABS and swings, but Cash ducks! Dax ducks Cash’s haymaker, but then Cash falls for the fake out! Dax reels Cash in, but Cash trips him! Jackknife, but Dax flips it to a prawn hold! TWO, and Cash scoops to SLAM, only for Dax to cradle! TWO, each men tries a hip toss. They end up hooked up for a backslide, but Dax uses the corner to go up and over Cash! Dax reels Cash back in, for a SLINGSHOTS- RANA from Cash!! Cover, TWO!!

Fans are fired up again as Dax narrowly escapes! Cash hurries to waistlock but Dax bucks the O’Conner Roll. Cash comes back, but into Dax’s pop-up! SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! FTR is down and fans are loving this! Cash rolls away to the far corner, and then both men slowly rise. Dax runs in, but into a BOOT! Cash goes up, he reels Dax in, Electric Chair becomes Victory Roll, but Dax blocks it! TWO, and Cash reels Dax in! PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and Cash is beside himself! Fans hope FTR will “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow.

Cash goes to a corner and climbs up while Dax is in the drop zone. Dax springs up to trip Cash! Dax hurries back up after Cash, but Cash slips out to trip Dax up! That bad leg is caught on the top buckle! Cash hurries to get back up and bring Dax back up. Cash stands Dax up on the very top for a SUPER BACK SUPELX! That Dax turns into a crossbody!! TWO!! Both men are down again and fans rally back up. Cash and Dax slowly rise, Cash whips and things speed up. Dax leaps and FTR tumbles out of the ring! Cash clutches a leg, perhaps the reason why they fell out! The ring count is climbing but both men are still down at 5 of 10!

Dax and Cash stir, they get up at 8 and in at 9! Fans fire up and Dax realizes Cash is clutching that knee. Dax is a bit torn but he grabs the legs! Dax steps through, but he hesitates to fire the Sharpshooter. Fans boo as Dax lets off, but then Dax goes for it again! But Cash catches the leg and drags Dax to a cradle! TWO and Dax has the cradle, and WINS!!

Winner: Dax Harwood, by pinfall (advances to the Owen Hart Men’s Tournament)

The battle of FTR is over, and Dax is the one moving on! FTR still celebrates together, will we see Dax represent them all the way to the finals?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Double or Nothing!

On Sunday, May 29th, as AEW goes to Las Vegas, it will be the Cowboy and the Best in the World going 1v1 for the AEW World Championship! Will Hangman Page be able to prove he is better than the Best in the World? Or will CM Punk have none of that #CowboyShit and take the title?

Speaking of, Punk has a mic and he goes to the ring! He gets a good look at the graphic and says he’ll try to keep this short so the action can keep going. How about what we just saw in Dax VS Cash? Fans cheer that one for sure, and he says he has never been in a locker room with more talent than here in AEW. It was seven or eight months ago, when he walked out through the curtain here for the first time in seven years, and he asked himself, “Can I still do this? And now I can probably stand here in front of my fans here in Philadelphia and says, HELL YEAH, I can still do this.” Fans cheer that, too!

Punk is a fan of Hangman. Fans like him are pretty big on Hangman, too. This isn’t to disparage anyone else Punk’s faced here in AEW, except maybe Eddie Kingston, but from Darby Allin to Dustin Rennels/Rhodes, everyone up until now has just been a warm-up. Punk is getting warm and he promises us one thing: that he can’t promise us a win. He will promise us he will always give 100% for the fans because with the fans, there is no CM Punk! Without the fans, Punk doesn’t come back after seven years. Without fans, he doesn’t make it to Double or Nothing.

Double or Nothing is in Las Vegas, Nevada, but Punk has never been a gambling man. But Hangman, Punk will always bet on himself. Win, lose or draw, Double or Nothing, Hangman will know he was in a FIGHT with CM Punk. And Punk will fight until the wheels fall off! The Best in the World throws down the mic after having thrown down the gauntlet, will Hangman be ready for #ClobberingTime in Vegas?

 

Scorpio Sky and Dan Lambert speak.

Lambert starts by saying, “Scorpio Sky does not find himself fighting for the TNT title on Dynamite by some fluke or accident. This is not a coincidence.” Scorpio says no it is not. It was not coincidence that he was one half of the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions. It was not coincidence that he went on to win the inaugural Face of the Revolution Ladder Match. It was not coincidence that he went on to have a 402 day unbeaten streak that led him to becoming TNT Champion. Only to be screwed out of it in his second defense. But Sammy, Scorpio isn’t here to complain, and he didn’t ask Frankie Kazarian to step aside if he intended on losing.

Scorpio gives Sammy Guevara credit where it’s due. Sammy’s given the fans some of the greatest moments they’ve ever seen. But this Philly crowd ain’t here for that. They’re here to see Scorpio beat some ass and take back what is rightfully his! “There can only be ONE Face of TNT, and you’re looking at it.” The lights go out with a snap of the fingers, but will it take everything Scorpio has in his body to get revenge on the Spanish God?

 

Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club w/ William Regal VS The Factory w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The trio of Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta may only be 2-0, but it is a very strong 2-0 against some serious competition. Will it only get more serious as they take on QT Marshall, Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto?

The trios don’t sort out, Moxley just goes after big Comoroto! Yuta is after Solo and Bryan is after QT, and the ref tries to restore order! Yuta throws Solo out, Bryan does the same to QT, and the bell rings to get this on record! Moxley BITES Comoroto’s forehead while QT is sent into steel steps. Moxley throws knees and KICKS on Comoroto while Bryan sends QT into railing, and while Yuta takes care of Solo. Moxley KICKS Comoroto around the ring, ROCKS him with a right, then runs, only to run into a shoulder! Comoroto drags Moxley up to wrench and tag Solo. Solo fires a forearm but Moxley DECKS him!

Moxley drags Solo up to X-PLEX! Moxley then puts Solo on ropes to give him crossface forearms! The ref counts, Moxley lets off and he brings Solo up to back suplex. Cover, ONE, but Moxley clamps onto Solo’s arm and chin. Tag to Yuta and fans fire up as the hometown hero kicks Solo. Yuta wrenches but Solo knees low. Solo wrenches, Yuta moves around, rolls and handsprings then arm-drags and dropkicks! Cover, ONE and he knees Yuta low. Tag to Comoroto but Yuta dropkicks him! Yuta headlocks, Comoroto powers out, dodges and back drops Yuta high and hard! Comoroto fires up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Comoroto CLUBS Yuta with a crossface forearm, has Yuta in a corner, and he RAMS into Yuta with shoulder after shoulder. Comoroto bumps Yuta off buckles, tags QT, and they mug Yuta in the corner. QT brings Yuta out, but Yuta CHOPS him! QT kicks low, tags Solo and they mug Yuta. Solo snap suplexes then covers, ONE! Solo CLUBS Yuta with a forearm then facelocks to bring him back. Comoroto tags in, mugs Yuta, but Yuta CHOPS back! And CHOPS! Comoroto whips Yuta out of the ring! Comoroto goes out after Yuta, SMACKS him off apron and puts him in the ring. Comoroto then tags QT, and they mug Yuta.

QT scoops and SLAMS Yuta, then runs to drop a knee! Cover, TWO! QT clamps onto Yuta with a chinlock and grinds him down. Yuta endures, Philly rallies up, and Yuta fights to throw body shots. QT knees low, ROCKS Yuta with a haymaker, then tags Solo in. Solo drags Yuta up to back suplex. Cover, TWO! Solo clamps onto Yuta with a neck wrench, but Moxley gets in to kick Solo! Solo hits Moxley back! Dynamite returns to single picture as Solo brings Yuta up, but Yuta JAWBREAKERS free! QT tags in and he keeps Yuta from Bryan. QT whips Yuta to ropes, mocks Bryan’s “YES! YES! YES!” but he doesn’t see Yuta rewind!

Yuta gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX QT! Philly fires up and rallies as both men crawl! Hot tags to Solo and Bryan! The American Dragon rallies on Solo with EuroUppers, then CHOPS and KICKS in the corner! And CHOPS and KICKS and CHOPS and KICKS! Bryan KICKS away on Solo as fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan whips corner to corner, Solo reverses but Bryan goes up and over then runs to dodge Solo and DIVE onto QT and Comoroto! Solo runs in but Bryan DECKS him! Bryan climbs up and missile dropkicks Solo down! Bryan kips up and fans are fired up again! Bryan sees Solo sit up, and he gives him more KICKS!

Solo sits up into KICK after KICK, but ducks the buzzsaw to roll Bryan up! TWO, into the omoplata and LeBelle Lock! But QT breaks it! Moxley gets in, HALF ‘N’ HALF for QT! QT flounders, Moxley and Bryan coordinate to run corner to corner! Bryan dropkicks Solo while Moxley clotheslines QT! Then they trade, dropkick for QT and clothesline for Solo! And back the other way! Moxley clotheslines himself and QT out of the ring while Bryan hoists Solo up top! Bryan climbs, but Solo shoves him down! Solo adjusts, leaps, but Bryan dropkicks him outta the sky! Fans fire up as Bryan crawls for the BCC corner, hot tags to Yuta and Comoroto!

The Decoder fires off on the Freak Beast, but Comoroto knees low. Comoroto TOSSES Yuta across the ring! Comoroto stalks Yuta to a corner, and TOSSES him back the other way! Comoroto roars but fans boo. Comoroto hauls Yuta up to scoop him, and then OKLAHOMA- NO! Yuta turns the slam into a GUILLOTINE! Comoroto endures, stays on his feet, and powers up to swing Yuta around, but Yuta turns that into a SLEEPER HOLD! Yuta has body scissors, too! Comoroto endures, fights, but Yuta throws elbows into Comoroto’s head! Yuta brings Comoroto down, but Solo and QT rush in! Only for Bryan and Moxley to intercept!

QT and Solo each get a REAR NAKED CHOKE from Bryan and Moxley!! Solo then turns Comoroto for the Seatbelt Cradle, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

A perfect 3-0 for this dangerous trio, and Philly cheers their hometown hero! Will the BCC soon take over AEW from top to bottom?

 

Backstage interview with Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm.

Tony Schiavone again interviews these three Owen Hart Women’s Tournament entrants, and he thanks them for again agreeing to no physicality. Britt says that’s right, NO physicality. Toni doesn’t have to worry about them getting her. But that means no just leaving, either. They just wanna talk. Toni says that’s fine, too. She won’t go anywhere. Obviously Britt has her little friend in Hayter. And as she said before, she’ll see Hayter in the first round. But Britt, you should say hello to Toni’s friend, another woman who qualified for this tournament. It’s Ruby Soho!

Ruby says there’s a pattern here with Britt’s group. Any time someone new shows up, Britt and Hayter throw their proverbial… weight around, and maybe it’s because Britt is insecure after losing her title. But there’s always something Britt has to say. The late, great Owen Hart once said, “Enough is enough, and it’s time for a change.” And Ruby can’t think of a better change than to just drop Britt and Hayter right here, right now. Hayter dares Ruby to do it. But no, no physicality, and there’s stuff to do. Britt and Hayter are gonna visit Ruby’s home sweet home, aka catering. Ruby points out the hypocrisy in them leaving when they told Toni not to leave.

The Doctor and her assistant may have backed down from a fight tonight, but will they both end up bounced from the tournament at the hands of Soho and Storm?

 

Backstage interview with Jurassic Express and Christian Cage.

A tough week for Jungle Boy in losing that Owen Hart tournament qualifier. And though he doesn’t want to sound like a sore loser, last week really stung for him because he knows he could’ve won, but didn’t finish Kyle O’Reilly when he had the chance. Captain Charisma says Jack doesn’t sound like a sore loser, he just sounds like a loser. But he isn’t a loser, he has that AEW World Tag Team Championship title and should have it on his shoulder where it belongs. That was a teachable moment last week, Jurassic Express are still champions and they can right a wrong. Christian issues a challenge to any of the top five tag teams in AEW right now!

But before he even finishes saying that, Ricky Starks & Will Hobbs walk in. Hello, how are you? Team Taz is the NUMBER THREE team, so hello, Christian and hello, Smooth Brain-asaurus and Punkass Boy! This is what they’re issuing: anytime, any place, from Dynamite to Rampage to AEW’s YouTube, Jurassic Express VS Starks & Hobbs. Please, he implores them, “Let’s do it, boys.” Team Taz heads of and Luchasaurus roars. Is that challenge as good as accepted?

 

Wardlow VS Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts!

The Pinnacle has been yanking the “War Pig” around while running away, but he hasn’t stopped chasing after them. The Murderhawk Monster is the newest mercenary MJF is paying to pulverize the big bad piggy, but has he only set Archer up for a Powerbomb Symphony? Or will Archer conduct an overture of #EverybodyDies?

And of course, MJF has to make his presence known. He has the music cut, because he and Shawn Spears are back up in the VIP section with popcorn and bubbly. “Spears, really quick, buddy. I’m seeing a lot of women here in this audience. Hey, do you know what women in Philadelphia use as birth control?” “No, what, Max?” “Their personalities.” The Pinnacle laughs it up but fans boo. They wanna boo MJF, huh? Well they’ll get even more upset when MJF’s boy, Archer, DECIMATES “War Pig!” Archer will silence each and every fan here! And speaking of silence, the man coming out to no music once again, and the fans better keep their mouths shut!

As per the restrictions put on Wardlow last week, he is cuffed while being escorted out by security guards. Fans do their best to sing Wardlow’s song from memory, and the cuffs are removed. Jake the Snake is talking trash, but then Archer CANNONBALLS onto Wardlow and the guards! The ref reprimands, Archer tells him to shut up, and then he throw Wardlow into the ring. Archer gets in, the bell rings, and Wardlow dodges to RANA Archer?! Wardlow can do a huricanrana?! Wardlow fires off on Archer, whips him corner to corner, but Archer reverses and redirects Wardlow. Wardlow goes up and over and even rolls!

Wardlow comes back to RAM into Archer! Wardlow EuroUppers, RAMS, and repeats! The ref counts, Wardlow hauls Archer up onto his shoulders! Fans fire up, Wardlow SLAMS Archer down! Fans want it to begin and Wardlow reels Archer in. But Archer slips out and choke grips! Wardlow fights it off! Only for Archer to make it an IRON CLAW instead! Wardlow clubs that away, dodges again, DOUBLE LARIATS take them both down! Spears shouts things while MJF is upset. A standing count starts, both men get up at 5 of 10. Wardlow and Archer trade big shots, and Archer only fires up.

Wardlow fires another shot but Archer hits him back. The fans rally as the shots keep flying, and Wardlow gets the edge! Wardlow RAMS Archer back into a corner, then goes corner to corner. Wardlow blocks a boot but Archer ROCKS him with a forearm! Archer knuckle locks, CLUBS away on Wardlow’s back, then he goes up the corner. Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! Fans fire up and MJF is finally happy here. Archer has Wardlow in a choke grip, for a CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and Archer is upset, but Archer just drags Wardlow back up.

Archer brings Wardlow to a corner, hoists him up top, inverted crucifix lift and BLACKOUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?! And into a ghost pin! TWO!!! Archer CLUBS away on Wardlow in frustration! Archer puts Wardlow back up top and he wants it again! Inverted crucifix, but Wardlow CLUBS back. Archer ROCKS Wardlow, climbs up after Wardlow, but Wardlow fights back again. Archer CLUBS Wardlow but Wardlow HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again and again! Archer falls, Wardlow adjusts, SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! MJF is stressing out but Wardlow fires up as he brings down the straps!

Wardlow gets Archer up and in, POWERBOMB! But the Symphony is only beginning! MJF is furious and Wardlow gets Archer back up! POWERBOMB! Wardlow conducts the carnage and he gets Archer up again. POWERBOMB THE THIRD!! And then right into POWERBOMB THE FOURTH!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall

Fans sing for “WARD~LOW!” as he finishes off another monster! Wardlow is cuffed and escorted away, but will MJF have no choice but face the man he’s holding down?

 

The Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring!

Chris Jericho leads Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard and Angelo Parker out, a table already waiting in the ring. This is to be a sit-down negotiation between the JAS and the trio of Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz with absolutely zero physicality, with threat of fines and suspensions coming down from Tony Khan himself. Fans sing Judas and Parker has them stop. “The world’s greatest promotor, Tony Khan, gave this time to the Jericho Appreciation Society because he knows, just like each and every one of you, sports entertainers are best for business.” Fans boo because they don’t agree.

Parker says in order to have their little sit-down, they had to promise Khan and the “AEW Galaxy” there would be NO physicality. It has been agreed upon by the JAS, and it has been agreed upon by “those rats,” Santana, Ortiz & Kingston. Now get them out here! The Mad King makes his entrance with Proud ‘n’ Powerful and they go right to the ring. They toss their chairs aside, Garcia dares someone to throw hands but Ever-Rise and the rest want this to stay peaceful. Jericho gets the mic and tells fans to shut up with the “Eddie! Eddie!” chants. That only makes them chant it more.

Jericho wants everyone to keep this in mind. The Earth is 4.5 BILLION years old, and we’re all lucky to be living in the Chris Jericho Era. And yet Kingston and his crew deprived the people of Pittsburgh from seeing Chris Jericho last week when the JAS was kicked out of the arena for Rampage! They’re the ones people pay to see! People pay to see the JAS! Fans boo because no, they don’t. Jericho says that he is asking- NO! Demanding! Jericho demands an apology for himself. NOW! Apologize to the JAS! Ortiz says “Christopher” wants an apology from them? Where are their manners? In fact, Ortiz can do them one better, just hold on.

Ortiz checks his pockets. He swears he has it on him. Ortiz brings out a MIDDLE FINGER! In fact, doesn’t Santana have something for the JAS? Yes, he does. Hold on, hold on. It’s a MIDDLE FINGER! Santana says Jericho’s problem is that he turned his back on the two dudes that know him best, that were with him in the beginning, in the trenches. Garcia speaks up to say these guys think they’re so tough. They’re throwing out middle fingers and threats, and then Kingston’s manicured eyebrows. Menard shouts about Kingston’s eyebrows, and Kingston plays like he’s styling them. Garcia says the threats don’t mean a thing, cuz it’s not like they can hit the JAS!

Garcia says no one can hit them right now. Then he gets right up in Santana’s face and eggs him on. Menard leans in, and Jericho even tries the step. Menard starts shouting, “What’re you gonna do!?” Kingston says enough already. Just stop and back up. Kingston hates this this crap. He hates the chairs, he’s not a fan of The Sopranos, he doesn’t care for this table or this “sports entertainment” crap! Jericho, Kingston told you that they’re gonna get got regardless, so just stop with the crap and fight him! It doesn’t matter that this is 5v3, Kingston just wants to fight! Kingston and Jericho stare down and Philly fires up!

Jericho smirks and says, “Here’s the problem, Kingston. It is 5 on 3, and you stupid sons o’ bitches aren’t smart enough to realize it. So we’re gonna take you out one by one by one. The JAS is putting a hit on all your asses!” Kingston wants to respond but he tells Garcia and the others to shut up, he swears on his mother. Kingston asks Jericho if he even knows what “a hit” means. Does he? Look Kingston in the eyes. Kingston says that “a hit” in his world means to end it. Kingston won’t let Jericho look away, either. Jericho will listen to him now. Jericho needs a mic, huh?

Parker gets him one, and Jericho asks what Kingston’s gonna do? Hit him here and then get fired so that he’s out of another company? NO company wants Kingston, AEW is his last chance, so he needs to stand there, shut up and do what he’s told! Kingston laughs, Jericho takes a seat. Kingston says he won’t hit Jericho. Just look him in the eyes. Kingston can smell the fear coming off Jericho. When Jericho says “hit” in Kingston’s world, be prepared to put someone in the ground! And guess what? They’ve done it before, they’ll do it to Jericho! Is Jericho ready to do the same thing? NOPE.

Jericho is leaning so far back in his seat, eyes open with fear. Will the Mad King crush The Influencer once and for all?

 

Sammy Guevara speaks.

“Scorpio Sky, tonight I get to kick your ass for a third time, in my match, the ladder match. Congratulations, kid, you’ve been the most uninteresting guy on the AEW roster since you got here. Tag Team Champion? Don’t remember. TNT Champion? Already forgotten about it. Honestly, I don’t know what’s brighter: this beautiful woman, the TNT title, or our future.” Sammy and Tay kiss for luck, but will luck run out in tonight’s main event?

 

Philly Street Fight: Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb!

This started seven MONTHS ago, when the Full Metal Warrior got her 50th AEW win off the Professor of Pro-Wrestling. The grudge ran deep right then and there, and after going 2-2, this could very well be the finale of their feud! Will Shida strike down Serena and have a clean slate going into the Owen Hart Women’s Tournament? Or will the Wolf of Wrestling leave Shida with a mark she’ll never forget?

The moment Shida hits the ring, she’s swinging that kendo stick at Deeb! Deeb dodges, the bell rings, and Deeb kicks low. Deeb EuroUppers over and over then whips, but Shida reverses to follow and LARIAT! Then some ground ‘n’ pound! Philly fire sup but Deeb turns it around to fire off her own fists! Shida kicks from below, the two separate, and Shida is in a corner. Deeb runs in but into a BOOT! Shida hops up, leaps and missile dropkicks Deeb outta the ring! Shida hurries to follow her out there, and she gets a chair! Shida sets it up like she usually does, runs, but Deeb gets in the ring. Shida pursues, but then Deeb goes to the apron.

Shida gets Deeb’s hair and she bumps her off buckles again and again! Shida climbs up to then drag Deeb onto the top rope! Shida CLUBS her over and over on the buckle, and fans fire up as she goes corner to corner. TOP SHELF KNEE! Deeb flops down to the floor, and Shida goes to the apron. Shida fires up and so do the fans, and she leaps, into the CHAIR! Deeb used the chair against Shida and that bad leg! Deeb puts Shida in, gets that chair again, and sets it up in the center. Deeb rings Shida over, reels her in and has the bad leg, FULL METAL SHINBREAKER! Even fans wince as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Deeb folds up the chair and holds it up high. Fans rally while Deeb puts the chair down and she stalks Shida. Shida hits back with shots from below, but Deeb brings her up to kick low! Deeb kicks away again and again, then hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Deeb is frustrated but she drags Shida by the bad leg to drop an elbow on it! And then she drags Shida around for more elbows to the knee! Deeb grinds forearms into the knee but Shida clubs Deeb on the back. Deeb pulls on a toehold and Shida endures, so Deeb turns to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Shida clutches her knee, Deeb scowls and looms over her.

Deeb stalks Shida to ropes, stomps her, then kicks the bad leg. Deeb steps through to tie up the legs, ROPE ASSISTED INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Shida can only endure with no ropebreaks or disqualifications, but she grabs Deeb by the hair and throws haymakers over and over! Deeb just puts more pressure on the hold! Shida pries at the hold, clutches the rope, but Deeb drags herself up to join Shida on the apron. Shida CLUBS at Deeb’s leg but Deeb stomps her! The deathlock is undone but Deeb spins Shida around. Deeb has the legs, but Shida BOOTS her into railing! Shida drags herself up, only for Deeb to CHOP BLOCK the leg!

Deeb slips the bad leg in between apron and skirt, and she hammers away on the knee! Then Deeb brings out another chair, to SMACK the leg against apron!! Deeb gets back in and takes a seat, and she relaxes while Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans boo but Deeb just grins as she soaks up the heat. Shida crawls back towards center, but Deeb looms over her. Deeb brings Shida up, has the leg again, but Shida turns lift into a sunset flip! And then Shida rolls back to RAM Deeb into the chair! Deeb writhes and flounders out of the ring while fans fire up! Deeb goes under the ring, and she brings out a Ziploc baggy?

Shida hurries over, Deeb uses POWDER on Shida! Fans boo but Deeb grabs a kendo stick to SMACK Shida with it! And again! And again! And again! Deeb throws the stick away, then drags Shida up by her hair to reel her in. Deeb tucks the arms, but Shida fights the driver to back drop Deeb away! Shida blindly paws around, and she finds the kendo stick! She takes blind swings, the ref has to move out of the way, but Shida SMACKS Deeb outta the ring! Shida finds her way out, gets a water bottle from staff, and she washes out the powder. Shida can see again, and she locks onto Deeb at the ramp. Shida leaps off steps to missile dropkick!

Shida gets Deeb back in, gets her kendo stick, and she SMACKS Deeb again! And again! And again! And again! Fans fire up with Shida, but they also want tables. Shida stops Deeb from getting a chair, and gives her KNEE after KNEE after KNEE! Shida takes aim, but Katana Knee hits chair! Deeb gets Shida with that again, and then she wraps the chair around the bad knee! Deeb hurries to a corner and climbs up while fans boo. But Shida gets the chair off her leg, and gets up to SMACK Deeb with it! Shida climbs up to join Deeb, brings Deeb up and SUPER FALCON ARROWS!! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up and Shida is furious as Deeb survives!

Shida drags Deeb back up but Deeb is dead weight. Shida leaves her behind to get a kendo stick. Fans chant “HOLY SHIDA!” and Shida SMACKS Deeb down! Then she CHOKES Deeb with the kendo stick! Deeb scrambles, pushes off ropes, rolls Shida up, TWO! SMACK again! Shida gets a chair, and sets her kendo stick on it. She brings Deeb around, Canadian rack, but Deeb rakes eyes! Deeb brings Shida in, tucks the arms, FULL METAL DEEBTOX!! Cover, TWO!?!? Shida survives and no one can believe it! Deeb is furious, but she hooks the arm and turns Shida over! Shida scrambles around and gets the ropes, but that won’t stop this!

Deeb drags Shida away from ropes, to SMASH the knee on the chair! And she does it again and again and again!! Deeb gets the legs in a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!! Deeb sits deep and Shida taps! Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

The Wolf of Wrestling may not be in the Owen Hart tournament, but she solidifies her spot as #1 contender! And Thunder Rosa was watching this match, too. Will La Mera Mera go Double or Nothing with her old NWA rival?

 

Backstage interview with MJF and Shawn Spears.

Lexi Nair says they seem shockingly calm after witnessing Wardlow defeat Archer. Well, Lindsey, that’s because MJF has a plan. It’s Lexi. Oh, right, sorry! GET OUT OF HIS FRAME! Spears takes the mic and then hands MJF his phone. The reason MJF is so calm is because he has a damn good back-up. He calls someone, and has a quick question for this guy. How’d he feel about making six figures in one match? The answer is yes. So Wardlow is going to be facing a man who is smarter than him, stronger than him, and taller than him. And you can’t. Teach. That. Does that mean MJF just called in the realest mercenary yet?

 

The lights go out in the arena!

The House of Black is meant to appear, but when the lights come up, FUEGO DEL SOL is down on the ramp! Malakai Black walks out and kneels by him. “I told you we’d extend the challenge.” Brody King and Buddy Matthews sit Fuego up, and Malakai grabs at Fuego’s mask! They’re gonna demask Fuego!? But then Alex Abrahantes calls to the House of Black from the ring! “Don’t you know it’s sacrilegious to remove a mask from a luchador? We told you that if you continue to mess with Fuego, you’re going to get burnt.” The House of Black throws Fuego aside and they storm down the ramp!

Alex says for men that love deception as much as the House does, Alex can’t figure out how they haven’t figured out why Alex even dresses like this. It’s because they’ve been waiting for the right moment to blindside the House back. The music plays for Penta Oscuro, and he walks out onto the stage! Then, here comes PAC! The Bastard is back, too, but then so does Alex?! Alex is dressed in his signature yin-yang pants and jacket, and says, “House of Black, I guess we all now know why you like to hide in the shadows. Because clearly, you aren’t very bright.” If Alex is on the stage, then who is in the cloak? It’s REY FENIX!!

Fans are fired up as Fenix has the shovel! The House turns around to see what’s going on! And they narrowly avoid the shovel swing! Buddy tries to take the shovel from Fenix, but Fenix waistlocks. Buddy throws elbows and throws Fenix down, but the brawl is going on outside the ring, too! Pac digs Malakai into railing while Penta is after Brody. Buddy turns around and Fenix kips right up to SUPERKICK him! Fenix then runs in to jump SOBAT in the corner! Buddy flounders and fans fire up as Fenix goes right up to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP! Buddy bails out to regroup with the House, and Death Triangle reunites in the ring! “CERO! MIEDO!”

Pac gets moving, all three members build speed, and they TRIPLE TOPE onto the House of Black! Fans fire up as Death Triangle stands tall! Will they finally burn down the House now that they’re at 100%?

 

AEW announces another Owen Hart Men’s Tournament qualifier.

It will be this Friday on Rampage, Swerve Strickland takes on Darby Allin! Tony Schiavone interviews both men backstage, these two have been friends a long time but only one can move on. Swerve says “friend” is a little strong here. They’re more like rivals who beat the hell out of each other. And Darby’s all grown up. Swerve is so proud of him. But Swerve is gonna turn Rampage into whose house? Swerve’s House. Darby says Swerve can’t just keep coming into companies claiming its his house. Hate to break it to you, but AEW is Darby’s House. He’s been here since day one, and on Friday Night Rampage, Darby shows everyone why this tournament is Darby’s, too.

 

10 Man Tag: The Undisputed Elite VS Dante Martin, The Varsity Blonds, Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson!

An open challenge was issued last week, and was also answered last week! In the wake of the Owen Hart tournament qualifiers and the news of AEW X NJPW: Forbidden Door, Adam Cole and friends want to prove who is in charge around here! Will he, reDRagon and the Young Bucks be standing on top again? Or will Angel Dorado, Griff Garrison, Brian Pillman Jr., Big Shotty and the Son of the Enforcer prove this is NOT their era?

The teams sort out and Dante starts for his side, only for everyone but Cole to attack! The Bucks and Fish knock the Blonds and #BrockLee off the apron while Kyle stomps Dante. The ref reprimands and the Undisputed Elite backs off for Matt to start with Dante. Matt throws hands, then tags Kyle. They double whip but Dante ducks the double clotheslines to then shove Matt at Kyle. They stop themselves, Matt dodges Dante but Kyle takes the clothesline! Matt rushes Dante but Dante hurdles over, and then dropkicks Matt, with Kyle accidentally table-topping him! Dante then wrenches Kyle and tags in BPJ!

The young’uns mug Kyle, BPJ clinches and CHOPS, then tag to Griff. The Blonds double whip, then Griff picks Kyle up, DROPKICK SPINEBUSTER COMBO! The Bucks get in and go after the Bucks. Matt gives Nick the boost to dropkick them both! Griff tags Lee, he goes up and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! Direct hit, and Lee gets up to dodge double clotheslines. Brock gets in and DOUBLE LARIATS the Bucks! Fish gets in to EXPLODER Brock! Dante springboard missile dropkicks Fish! Fans fire up and Dante coordinates with Lee. They both build speed, Lee FLIES onto the Bucks while Dante jumps and SPRINGBOARDS onto reDRagon!

Philly fires up as Cole is the only one standing for the Undisputed Elite, Dante and his team regroup to stand tall in the ring! Fans fire up and the Undisputed Elite is arguing while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cole works to settle things down, Cutler literally tries to cool them all off with his spray cans, and the arguing stops. There’s even some breathing exercises at work here as Brock waits on someone. Kyle gets in and he circles with him, only to tag Fish in. They circle, Cole sips in but just to distract. Fish gets Brock for a SPINEBUSTER! A spinebuster on an Anderson?! Blasphemy! But Fish brings Brock up to throw knees, then snapmare Brock down. Fish goes up and out to slingshot senton! Cover, TWO! Fish brings Brock up as Arn coaches his son. Fish throws knees, tags Kyle in, and reDRagon mugs Brock against ropes. The ref counts, reDRagon double suplex!

Kyle has a cover, TWO, so he rains down forearms on Brock! Kyle then shifts around, throws knee after knee and elbow after elbow. Kyle KICKS Brock, clamps onto his arm and wrenches, then double wristlocks to bring him back. Fish tags back in, reDRagon mugs Brock more. Fish brings Brock around to ROCK him and DECK him, then bring him up for KICKS! Brock reaches out but Fish keeps him form his corner. Fish throws more knees, then more KICKS!  But Brock ducks, fakes a haymaker and hits a DDT! Both men are down and everyone fires up! Brock and Fish crawl, hot tags to Lee and Kyle!

Dynamite returns to single picture as Big Shotty starts to rally! Lee whips, the Bucks get in to help Kyle, and the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Lee down! Kyle thanks them for that, but here comes BPJ! The Bucks dodge him, Fish kicks BPJ low, then Kyle reels BPJ in, TOTAL ANNIHILATION! The Bucks CLOBBER Griff, then BOOT Dante! Cole is all fired up for his guys, and they quickly coordinate. Nick goes out to the apron to PENALTY KICK Griff! Nick shoulders into Lee and slingshots, “SUCK IT!” FACEBUSTER! Then handspring MOONSAULT onto the Blonds! Fans fire up as Nick finishes wrecking everyone!

Matt tags in and he WRECKS Brock and Dante with a dropkick! He then holds the ropes down so Nick can FLY out onto the rest! Nick takes a victory lap, then Nick tags back in. Nick then tags Kyle and Kyle tags Fish. The ref counts, Fish tags Cole, and everyone surrounds Lee. UNDISPUTED ELITE TRIGGER!! And then THE BOOM!! Cover, The Undisputed Elite wins!

Winners: The Undisputed Elite, by pinfall

Cole puts the finishing touches on this, then he hands the Bucks their Undisputed Elite shirts. Everyone wears the merchandise, will they completely dominate AEW from here on out?

 

Something’s going down backstage!

Matt Menard says he has a scoop! Look what happened! Santana, Ortiz and Kingston have been attacked by the JAS! And then Jericho uses a FIREBALL on Kingston’s face!! Did they just complete the hit Kingston dared them to pull?!

 

BREAKING for Rampage!

First, it will be the trios debut of Jade Cargill, Red Velvet and Kiera Hogan against Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale and Trish Adora! Will the baddies look real good as a unit? Then, Keith Lee takes on Colten Gunn 1v1, and we have a face-to-face confrontation of Hook and Danhausen! But biggest of all, Samoa Joe defends his ROH World Television Championship against Trent Beretta!

AEW takes a closer look at Joe VS Trent!

Trent spent years in ROH, but won no titles, nothing to show for his time there. But now, this Friday on Rampage, he’ll change that. Samoa Joe says a man’s riches can be measured in his friends. Trent is pretty rich in friendship. Trent says Joe hits hard, but Trent is the guy who gets hit hard. Joe says Trent has to come to the stark realization that Joe did not come here to break Trent. He just wants Trent to realize that he is facing Joe, the ROH World TV Champion. Will Trent have no choice but to accept that his title-less streak continues?

And furthermore…

There will finally be an UNDISPUTED ROH Women’s World Champion as Deonna Purrazzo and Mercedes Martinez battle it out on next week’s Dynamite! Will the Virtuoso or the OG Badass be the one standing alone at the top of the mountain? Plus, one more Owen Hart Men’s Qualifier: Jeff Hardy VS Bobby Fish! Will the Charismatic Enigma represent the Hardys in honoring Hart? Or will the Undisputed Elite have even better odds of taking the whole thing?

 

AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match: Sammy Guevara w/ Tay Conti VS Scorpio Sky w/ Dan Lambert!

The Spanish God may have cheated the Closer, but only because he felt the Closer was gonna cheat him first. But that just means they’re 1-1 and this is the tiebreaker! Who rises above the other to once and for all stand tall as THE Face of TNT?

The introductions are made, the belt is already high overhead, and these two brawl at the ramp!

The bell rings to put this on record, fans fire up for the scrap, and Scorpio whips Sammy into railing! And then into more railing! Scorpio drags Sammy up to throw knees against railing, then body shots! Sammy can only guard as he falls to the floor! Scorpio flexes, drags Sammy up and gives him SNAKE EYES on the railing! Sammy flounders and sputters but Scorpio brings him up to whip hard into more railing! Sammy writhes and Scorpio says, “I told you I’d beat his ass.” Scorpio hurries to get the ladder from the stage and bring it down the ramp. Scorpio gets to ringside, Sammy builds speed, but Scorpio avoids the baseball slide!

Sammy staggers to the ramp, Scorpio backs up to RAM Sammy with the ladder! Fans rally and Scorpio brings the ladder around. Scorpio gets the ladder in the ring, Lambert and the fans rally behind him, and Scorpio mocks Sammy saying he’s crazy. Scorpio brings Sammy up but Sammy blocks the suplex. Scorpio still gets Sammy up but Sammy slips out to waistlock, and GERMAN SUPLEX to the ramp! Scorpio writhes and Tay cheers Sammy, but she’s the only one. Sammy does “snow angels” on the floor and then he gets up. Sammy RAMS Scorpio into railing! Sammy goes into the ring and he picks the ladder up.

Sammy stands the ladder up, positions it under the title, and he climbs. Sammy touches the belt but Scorpio drags him back down! They brawl, Sammy trips Scorpio and CATAPULTS him! But Scorpio uses that to get up! Sammy hurries and CLUBS Scorpio down. Sammy SLAMS Scorpio to the mat, then brings him up to RAM him into the rungs! Sammy positions the ladder again, but Scorpio hurries to grab a foot. Sammy scuffs Scorpio, reaches out, but the title is too far. So Sammy says he’ll do something crazy, and does a 630 SENTON to Scorpio!! Both men crash down hard and Philly is stunned as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Both men are down, Tay is worried for Sammy and Lambert coaches Scorpio. Scorpio stirs, as does Sammy. The refs check on both guys, Scorpio drags himself up the ropes, but Sammy might be another story. He almost didn’t hit Scorpio, and mostly hit mat. Scorpio looms over him and mocks him for being crazy. Scorpio then says, “Up yours,” before he repositions the ladder. Scorpio climbs but Sammy manages to sit up. Sammy tips the ladder and Scorpio hotshots off ropes! Sammy is still down, but now Scorpio has to start over. Tay is still worried for Sammy as he and Scorpio slowly rise.

Scorpio uses ropes again, but Tay CLAWS him on the back! Scorpio writhes and refs can only reprimand Tay for what she did. Tay doesn’t care, she shouts at the fans and Lambert. Scorpio gets back up, Sammy is outside the ring. Scorpio stands the one ladder up but Sammy brings in another! Sammy CLUBS Scorpio, Scorpio knees Sammy low. Scorpio gets the second ladder and puts it in a corner. Scorpio then hauls Sammy up to stick him inside the ladder, and have him drape off the hinges. Scorpio KICKS Sammy in the gut! Sammy flops out of the ring and Lambert applauds Scorpio for the creativity.

Dynamite returns to single picture as Scorpio goes back to the taller ladder. Scorpio drags himself up the rungs but Sammy manages to stand. Sammy climbs up the corner, then up the second ladder. Sammy makes sure it’s stable, and he LEAP FROGS but into Scorpio’s CUTTER!! Fans are thunderous and losing their minds over that one! Scorpio goes back out and starts looking under the ring. Scorpio brings out a ladder with barbed wire in it!! Just when you think you’ve seen it all! Fans chant for “E C DUB! E C DUB!” as that extreme spirit is brought to AEW! Scorpio gets his barbed wire ladder in the ring, then brings Sammy up.

Scorpio whips, fireman’s carries, but Sammy fights off and shoves! SPANISH FLY onto the barbed wire ladder!! Both men writhe while fans lose their minds again! Lambert gets the barbed wire ladder out, then he checks on Scorpio. Sammy grabs Lambert! Lambert says this isn’t about him but about the title hanging overhead! Sammy says that’s true, and he won’t hurt Lambert. Tay gets in, and she LOW BLOWS Lambert with one swift kick! But wait! Here comes PAIGE VANZANT! She and Tay brawl! Sammy hurries to brawl with Scorpio! Fans are loving this as Scorpio and VanZant have the advantage!

Scorpio and VanZant high-five, but then Sammy and Tay BOOT them both down! Sammy and Tay kiss, and then they hurry to get that barbed wire ladder again. They put it back in the ring, careful to watch their fingers. Sammy brings the barbed ladder and props it against ropes. But Scorpio gets him for a COMPLETE SHOT! Scorpio looks up at the prize, and he hurries to reposition the main ladder. Scorpio climbs, but Tay gets in again! She jumps on Scorpio for a SLEEPER! But VanZant does the same to Sammy! Both men climb while the ladies hang on! They all reach the top, and the ladies start throwing hands again!

Sammy and Scorpio fade with those sleepers still on tight, and Tay falls off Scorpio! VanZant goes after Tay, they brawl on the side while Scorpio and Sammy hang on to rungs. DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take both women down! Sammy and Scorpio reach the top again, and while Scorpio reaches for the belt, Sammy throws haymakers! Scorpio starts to drop, and Sammy flips him off. So Scorpio BITES that finger! Fans fire up, Scorpio shoves Sammy down! Sammy hurries back up, throws more haymakers, then knocks Scorpio right off! Sammy gloats while reaching out, but then Scorpio tips the ladder! Sammy falls onto the barbed wire!!

Sammy scrapes off the wires and falls to the mat! Scorpio hurries to get back up the ladder, and he reaches the top! Philly is thunderous as Scorpio grabs the belt! Sammy springboards up after him!? They brawl, haymaker for haymaker, and Sammy falls again! Scorpio finally gets both hands on the belt, and brings it down to win!!

Winner: Scorpio Sky (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Ethan Page appears, he celebrates with his tag team partner as Scorpio is now a TWO-TIME TNT Champion! Frankie Kazarian appears, because just as promised, the former tag team champions will face off for the title! They shake hands and the celebration truly begins! Will Scorpio look to rebuild his streak with this title as its foundation?


My Thoughts:

Another great episode of Dynamite for AEW, but I’ll point out the one low point first. Did we really need Schiavone talking with Britt, Hayter and Storm again? We just saw this on Rampage, didn’t we? Yes, they added Soho here this time, but they could’ve given us a different scenario for this. We could’ve gotten a vignette that hypes up all the Owen Hart Women’s Tournament participants, where Soho and Britt say the same things about each other here through that. That said, I think they’re just hinted at a semifinal match with Soho VS Britt, and that will be a very good match.

Keeping with the AEW Women’s Division, I like that we’re going to see Jade and her new friends, Velvet and Kiera, be a trio. We’ll get to see more out of Heel Kiera and Heel Velvet, and maybe we’ll see a new challenger for Jade’s TBS Championship to step up after the Six Woman Tag match is said and done. The ROH Women’s World Championship story being settled on Dynamite is also great stuff, as we’re still waiting on an ROH TV deal. Same goes for the ROH World TV title for Rampage, good hype vignette there. Shida VS Deeb was a great Street Fight, and quite the surprise that Deeb wins. At the same time, Deeb VS Rosa for the title is going to be awesome, good move keeping Deeb strong to head for Double or Nothing in a month.

Awesome opener from Cash VS Dax. I called it in Dax moving on, but don’t think this breaks FTR up in the slightest. Cash will cheer Dax on, Dax will probably be out in the second round, and then FTR moves on to defend their multiple tag titles. Speaking of, Team Taz challenging for the AEW tag titles is an interesting move, but maybe Team Taz VS Keith & Swerve is on pause for right now. Jurassic Express will get going again after winning here, and then maybe we get Jurassic Express VS FTR for ALL the belts at Double or Nothing. And Swerve VS Darby is going to be a great match on Rampage. I think Darby advances, so Swerve and Keith can circle back to Team Taz.

CM Punk had a great promo to respond to the official announcement, Punk VS Page is going to be awesome for Double or Nothing. Great Six Man Tag outta BCC and Factory, and there was no question BCC was winning. Maybe they’ll be in the running for an AEW Trios Championship thing, but I would like to think these trio wins are helping Moxley and Bryan move up in the Tag Division, and Yuta can find a challenger for his ROH Pure Championship. Great stuff out of Death Triangle finally being whole again. I thought that was going to be Penta in the robe but Fenix being in it was awesome, and now we can finally have House of Black VS Death Triangle 3v3.

Wardlow VS Archer was great stuff, especially Wardlow’s massive rana. I almost didn’t think Wardlow was going to win straight up, but hot damn, him powerbombing Archer four times was wild. MJF calling in W. Morrissey, AKA Big Cass, is quite the surprise. Seems the Forbidden Door is still open to Impact, and I wonder if this is where Wardlow wins by a disqualification because Morrissey will go overboard. One way or another, MJF is delaying his match with Wardlow until Double or Nothing, which will be great stuff, too. I bet Shawn Spears will have to step up, too, and that’ll be fun because Wardlow’s been wanting to bomb him as much as he has MJF.

The sit-down meeting was a great segment because it wasn’t a sit-down meeting. They get meta, that “AEW Galaxy” joke was a long time coming and I loved that they did it, and Kingston had an awesome part of the promos with getting in Jericho’s face. But of course JAS get back at Kingston, Santana & Ortiz, and that was definitely “sports entertainment” with Jericho using a fireball a la Scarlett Bordeaux, The Fiend and Alexa Bliss. The 10 Man Tag was great, but I think the best part was that Cole didn’t do anything in the ring until it was time to finish it off. The Undisputed Elite logo looks really good, and I definitely feel like this is just recreating when Cole was trying to take over Bullet Club in ROH. Omega or White will see Cole’s ego getting too big, he’s out of the club all over again.

Very good promos from Lambert, Scorpio and Sammy to hype up the main event, and they didn’t even really need to pivot that much from how they were before the Sammy controversy let out and things turned on their own. I definitely feel like if this were even a few weeks ago, Tay kicking Lambert in the balls would’ve gone over huge. But one way or another, a great ladder match with Scorpio and Paige VanZant now the Faces. Sammy’s 630 whiff was legit, I almost thought he was out of this but he’s tough enough to take that since he was able to take that 630 table crash weeks ago. But great creativity with a barbed wire ladder, and great for Scorpio to win. Scorpio VS Kaz probably happens before Double or Nothing, because that mixed tag probably happens at the PPV.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (12/5/22)

Indianapolis gets Elevated!

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Elevation turns it up to nine!

AEW is racing towards Winter is Coming in Indianapolis as The Embassy is in action! Who betta than Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Nick Comoroto w/ Aaron Solo VS Hagane Shinno; Shinno wins.
  • Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Kitty LaFleur & Alice Crowley; Nyla & Shafir win.
  • Kiera Hogan VS Nikki Victory; Kiera wins.
  • Top Flight VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; Top Flight wins.
  • Madison Rayne VS Emi Sakura; Sakura wins.
  • Lee Moriarty w/ W. Morrissey VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Moriarty wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Dan Adams, Star Rider & Façade; The Embassy wins.
  • Alex Reynolds w/ John Silver VS Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford; Kip wins.
  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Aaron Solo w/ Nick Comoroto; Konosuke wins.

QUICK NOTES

A decent line-up. Good to see Top Flight in action after hearing Dante Martin was really hurting after that match with FTR. Good to see Konosuke in action. Reynolds VS Sabian could be a really good one, too. And good to see Kiera Hogan in action now that she’s on her own again. Wouldn’t surprise me if she and Diamante team up to go after The Baddies.


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/2/22)

Orange Cassidy is on a Rampage!

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Rampage Coverage 2022

The Freshly Squeezed fighting champion fights on!

Orange Cassidy defends his AEW All-Atlantic Championship once again, against QT Marshall, and in a LUMBERJACK MATCH!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Darby Allin VS Cole Karter w/ Nick Comoroto; Darby wins.
  • Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy; Lethal & Jarrett win.
  • Athena VS Dani Mo; Athena wins.
  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match: Orange Cassidy VS QT Marshall; Cassidy wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Darby Allin VS Cole Karter w/ Nick Comoroto!

The Relentless One wants payback on the punk who impersonated The Icon, Sting, just for a quick buck! And though the real Sting heads to the back, Darby still has back-up in the baseball bat! Darby tells Comoroto to back off, but Comoroto throws his toothpick at him like a bootleg Bad Guy. So Darby CLOBBERS Comoroto with it! And again, and again! Karter stays back to let Comoroto take that beating. Fans fire up for Darby and Darby puts the bat down. Darby dares Karter to try it, and Karter makes a move, but Darby DIVES onto him! Darby RAMS Karter into railing, then SLAMS Karter’s hand off steel steps!

Darby puts Karter in the ring, the bell rings, and Darby aims at Karter again. SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Karter flounders to a corner, Darby fires off forearms on him, but the ref counts. Darby lets off, runs and SHOTGUNS Karter down, and Karter falls out of the ring! Fans fire up and Darby goes up the corner! But Karter shoves Darby! Darby crotches off ropes and falls to the floor! Karter drags Darby up, reel shim in and APRON POWERBOMBS him! Karter then puts Darby in the ring, but fans rally up. Karter looms over Darby, drags him up and whips him to the corner hard! Darby slumps down but Karter drags him up again.

Karter whips corner to corner again and even harder! Fans boo but Karter grins as he stalks Darby to the corner. Karter YANKS Darby right up, to a BUCKLE BOMB! Darby flops down, Karter drags him back up, and Karter DROPKICKS Darby down! Darby slumps out of the ring while Karter blows a kiss to the camera. Karter goes out to drag Darby back up. Karter RAMS Darby into steel steps! Fans boo as Karter swaggers around. Karter drags Darby up and into the ring, fans rally up harder for Darby as Karter stalks him. Karter CLUBS Darby, throws knee after knee, then covers, TWO!

Fans chant “You Look Weak!” at Karter but he drags Darby up to snap suplex! Cover, ONE, and AEW goes picture in picture. Karter sits Darby up to KNEE him in the back. Karter stomps Darby around, drags him up again, and whips him corner to corner hard! Darby bounces off buckles to hit the mat just as hard, and Karter smiles. Karter soaks up the heat, storms over to Darby, and stands him up to CLUB him again. Karter CHOPS Darby, stalks him to a corner, and bumps him off buckles. Karter bumps Darby off more buckles, then throws knees in. Karter CHOPS again, Darby pushes him back, so Karter CLUBS Darby again.

Karter puts Darby in another corner to back elbow. Karter soaks up the heat and Rampage returns to single picture. Karter runs but Darby dodges the splash! COFFIN SPLASH, but Karter waistlocks! Karter wrenches and JUMP KNEES Darby, to then suplex! Darby slips out to CHOP BLOCK! And PENALTY KICK to an arm! Darby snarls, he runs, but Karter ROLLING ELBOWS Darby down! Karter reels Darby in, but Darby fights the lift to wrench out and bend the fingers! Karter ROCKS Darby but Darby holds onto the hand. Karter ROCKS and CLUBS Darby again and again, but Darby twists the wrist!

Karter CLUBS the arms but Darby fires up a la Sting! Darby fires off fast hands, hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Karter survives but fans still rally for Darby. Darby’s hand is bleeding from somewhere in the fingers, and he crawls to a corner. Darby hops up, but Karter trips Darby up! Karter climbs up, brings Darby up, and he SUPER FALCON ARROWS!! Cover, TWO! Darby survives and Karter is seething. Karter puts Darby in a drop zone and climbs up. Fans rally, Karter climbs, and Karter 450 FLOPS as Darby dodges! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Karter endures, rolls, but Darby wrenches, hammerlocks, and SCORPION DEATH DROPS!!

Fans fire up as Darby goes up top! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

Karter proved he’s worth something, but Darby proved it’s not enough! Will The Relentless One keep rolling until he’s looking at some gold?

 

Backstage interview with Keith Lee.

Renee Paquette notes she tried to get a word with the Limitless One last week, but can he give her anything about him and Swerve Strickland? Keith says it is an ongoing conversation, all he can say is… SHANE TAYLOR walks in?! A former ROH World Television Champion and former tag partner of Keith’s is now in AEW! And he’s here to ask Keith, “What is it with you and leaving family, dog?” Keith left Swerve behind two weeks ago, JD in Dallas, and Shane in ROH six years ago. Shane became the greatest ROH TV Champion of all time, but the business here is far from over.

So Shane says they settle this at ROH Final Battle! Shane Taylor & JD Griffey VS Keith Lee and… Well, he may wanna find some help. Swerve walks in now with a big smile on his face. Keith sighs. He asks Swerve, “Can I even count on you, dude?” Swerve takes off his sunglasses but doesn’t say anything. Is Swerve In Our Glory going to have one final battle together?

 

AEW hears from La Faccion Ingobernable and The Dark Order.

Jose the Assistant says, “After months of planning, La Faccion Ingobernable pulled off what nobody expected.” As for John Silver & Alex Reynolds, Silver says they were shocked. The Dark Order has been through a lot together, and for Preston Vance to do something like that blows his mind. The wounds for Silver & Reynolds will heal. But what Vance did to Negative One, Brodie Lee Jr., no one was there for him more than Vance. One day, they will all meet face to face one day, and that is when Vance realizes he made the biggest mistake of his life. But Rush says the Ingobernable Era is about to begin! Will nothing stop LFI now that they have Number 10?

 

Renee Paquette is in the ring.

She wants Indianapolis to help her welcome the AEW World Tag Team Champions, the Acclaimed! And as such, Max Caster says, “Yo! Listen! Acclaimed calling out any team that wants drama! We make ’em say sorry like they were Balenciaga! We got the tag division getting worked up cuz we stay winning like Americans in World Cup. And Jeff Jarrett’s talking out his anus. You can’t throw your weight around like you’re Glenn Jacobs! Homie, this ain’t TNA. In All Elite, Everybody Loves The Acclaimed!” Bowens takes the mic to say, “INDIANAPOLIIIIIS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And so Billy Gun scissor fingers~!

Fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Renee says that the tag titles look really nice on them, but it begs the question: what’s next for The Acclaimed? Bowens can’t answer that without first addressing last week’s Dynamite. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett went and interrupted the scissoring! Fans boo that. Bowens says them doing that can only mean one of two things. One: they’re jealous that EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED! Or two: They wanna shot at the tag titles. Well guess what? You can’t cut the line, and Jeff Jarrett’s Colonel Sanders lookin’ ass just has to wait! Especially because there is a tag team that has been waiting a very, very long time to get their shot first.

Fans chant for FTR, and Bowens says The Acclaimed ARE fighting champions! Caster says, “That’s right!” Bowens says, “We are the Forever Champs!” “That’s right!” “We are the People’s Choice!” “That’s right!” “The People’s Voice!” “That’s right!” “And the people’s voices have been screaming that they want The Acclaimed to fight the best!” Fans fire up for that, but then here come the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten. The fans boo because that’s not FTR, those are the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin says look, their old friends, The Acclaimed and “Billy.” But The Acclaimed want the best tag team in the world? “WELL YOU’RE LOOKING AT ‘EM!”

Wait, Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh make their way out here. Sonjay asks what the Gunns are talking about. When he looks at them, all he sees are… ASS BOYS! Fans fire up for that! Sonjay tells the Gunns that what they’re looking at is a two-time Hall of Famer, the best pro-wrestler in the world, and they will show everyone why THEY are the greatest tag team today after they beat Private Party’s asses! Billy has everyone hold on. Fans cheer for Daddy Ass and he says, “Maybe you guys misunderstood what we said, but what we said was, ‘We want the best.'” And here comes F T R!!

Indy fires up as the THREE BELT CHAMPIONS, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, with their AAA, IWGP and ROH World Tag Team Championships, head to the ring. FTR offer handshakes, and The Acclaimed take it! Fans fire up, it looks like we have a title match made for THIS WEDNESDAY! Will The Acclaimed stay the Forever Champs of AEW? Or will FTR go from three to FOUR pairs of titles draped on them at once?

 

AEW looks closer at the grudge between Hikaru Shida, Penelope Ford & The Bunny.

The Full Metal Warrior herself says “Holy Shida was on a Rampage, and somebody tried to ruin it.” Allie the Bunny says she spent the last six MONTHS rehabbing her neck, “watching other people get opportunities that I deserved.” Shida says if Bunny has something to say, then let’s go. But it will be for the Regina de Wave Championship! The Bunny says she’ll take that title, and make Shida feel how she felt, watching someone else take what was hers. Will The Bunny bring some gold to La Faccion? Or will nothing stop the wave of momentum Shida is riding?

 

Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy!

Team Double Jay is already waiting, and already promising a big win here tonight. But Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy have been known to defy expectations before, so will they do that here tonight? Or will the Last Outlaw and his lethal tag team partner prove they are the best team today?

The teams sort out and Kassidy starts against Lethal. They circle, tie up, and Kassidy gets around to headlock. Lethal back suplexes but Kassidy lands on his feet. Lethal blocks Kassidy’s hip toss but then Kassidy slips up and around him to arm-drag! Lethal stagger sup, Kassidy whips but Lethal reverses. Kassidy ducks the lariat to waistlock but Lethal elbows free! Lethal stomps Kassidy to the corner, tags in Jarrett, and fans boo as Jarrett and Lethal mug Kassidy. Jarrett stomps the mudhole, whips but Kassidy reverses to hip toss! Jarrett gets up, Kassidy pops ‘n’ locks, but Jarrett dodges the haymaker to DECK Kassidy!

Fans boo but Jarrett is feeling himself. Jarrett drags Kassidy up but Kassidy wrenches free! Tag to Quen, he leap frogs to HIP DROP the arm! Kassidy BOOTS Lethal, Quen kicks Jarrett, and Private Party whips Jarrett to the corner. Quen sets up, Kassidy runs in, squealing PARTY IN MOTION! Then feed to the DROPKICK! Quen covers, TWO! Quen wrenches, tags Kassidy and Kassidy goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Kassidy struts a la the Nature Boy, and he mocks Jarrett. Jarrett swings, Kassidy blocks, but Jarrett pokes Kassidy in the eye! Then Jarrett DECKS Kassidy! Fans boo, especially as Sonjay struts.

But Hardy pulls Sonjay off the apron! Sonjay gets heated, but it’s Satnam who steps to Hardy! Hardy backs off from the giant, but Lethal drags Kassidy out to RAM him into steel steps! The numbers game is paying off as Rampage goes picture in picture. Hardy helps Kassidy up but Lethal goes out to kick Kassidy down! Lethal RAMS Kassidy into the steel steps! The is busy reprimanding people and that allows Sonjay to get some stomps in! Lethal and Jarrett add theirs, then drag Kassidy up to put him in the ring. Jarrett stomps Kassidy more and more, then tags Lethal. Double Jay double whip but Kassidy reverses to send Lethal at ropes.

Lethal holds ropes to stop himself, and Jarrett hooks Kassidy up for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Lethal adds a basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Kassidy reaches out but Lethal keeps him from Quen. Lethal bumps Kassidy off buckles, tags Jarrett in, and Jarrett drags Kassidy up to bump off more buckles. Jarrett whips Kassidy corner to corner hard, and Kassidy bounces off buckles. Jarrett puts Kassidy on the ropes to CHOKE him, then he runs to STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts now, as does Lethal and even Satnam. Jarrett then runs to LARIAT Kassidy down! Lethal applauds, tags in, and he covers, TWO!

Lethal CLUBS Kassidy down, covers again, TWO! Lethal rains down furious fists but the ref reprimands about the closed fists. Lethal looms over Kassidy, drags him back up, and snap suplexes! Lethal lets out a big “WOO~!” and then grins as AEW goes to break.

Rampage returns and Lethal has Kassidy in a facelock. But Kassidy NORTHERN LIGHTS Lethal away! And then Kassidy springboard STUNNERS Jarrett down! Kassidy dodges Lethal and hot tags Quen! Quen ROCKS Lethal, bumps him off buckles, then springboards to CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Quen ducks ‘n’ dodges to flapjack DROPKICK! Fans fire up more as Quen DIVES onto Jarrett! Quen is all fire dup and he high-fives fans. Quen gets in, Lethal sends him out but Kassidy is there! SILLY STRING! Quen hurries up top but Jarrett storms over. Quen DECKS Jarrett, 450s, but has to bail out as Lethal moves!

Quen clutches his rib but Lethal goes after Kassidy. Kassidy kangaroo kicks Lethal into a schoolboy! But the ref is busy with Kassidy! Jarrett gets in to wrench and KNEE Quen! Lethal runs, handsprings, LETHAL INJECTION STROKE COMBINATION! Cover, Team Double Jay wins!

Winners: Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett, by pinfall

Jarrett insists the ref raise his and Lethal’s hands in victory, and Aubrey Edwards obliges. Will Jay & Double J prove they’re the best by climbing those AEW Tag Division rankings?

 

Renee Paquette interviews Saraya.

They’re having their promised sit-down interview two weeks after Saraya won her big return match at Full Gear. How is she feeling after her first match in over five years? Saraya legit has chills even now thinking about it. It was an emotional moment because she never thought she was getting in the ring again. Especially after five long years, yet also oddly short. Five years is long in pro-wrestling, though, and going out there again, it was incredible. What was it like to just talk to her family about this? The Knights are born and bred for wrestling, her brother was there that night. What was that like?

It was incredible having her brother, who has been there for her since day one. He even dressed as the Pink Power Ranger for her first match to be there. He had full on supported her, canceled all other plans, and was just as fired up as she was. She couldn’t help but run up to him to hug it out. Full Gear overall was a huge show, but especially Saraya’s moment for her and the Women’s Division. What is the big takeaway? Full Gear was a special night for the AEW Women’s Division with three matches on one night. Saraya was proud to have had that match with Britt Baker. Britt helped Saraya in many ways as someone who just came back from neck surgery.

Saraya is also proud of Jamie Hayter winning the title, that was a big deal. And even Toni Storm. Saraya saw the interview Renee had with Toni about wanting the title back. Saraya wants all the women here to know that she wants the title, too. It will be her and everyone going head-to-head. Renee looks forward to that, but when and where will The Revolution prove AEW is her house?

 

Athena VS ???

The Fallen Goddess has never been more dangerous. Dark and Elevation have brought out that dark side, and she’s gunning for the OG Badass and the ROH Women’s World Championship at Final Battle! But will she have a bit more than just a tune-up in Dani Mo?

The bell rings, Athena and Dani approach, and Athena DECKS Dani! Athena smirks, brings Dani up and snap suplexes! Una Amiga! Another snap suplex! Dos Amigas! Then the ANARCHY for the third! Cover, but Athena lets off! Athena plays like she’s surprised, but then she argues with the ref. Athena corners the ref and dares him to do something, but Dani rolls Athena up! TWO!! Dani hurries up to ROUNDHOUSE Athena! Athena shrugs it off?! Athena DECKS Dani again! And then rains down clubbing forearms! Athena roars and Indy fires up as she drags Dani back up. Athena RAMS Dani into the corner then STOMPS her down!

Athena soaks up the cheers and jeers then goes back for Dani. A fan shouts, “I love you, Athena!” and she says back, “I know.” Athena drags Dani up, reels her in, and gut wrenches to a CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall

But winning isn’t enough for Athena as she drags Dani back up. Fans boo as Athena suplexes to GOURD BUSTER Dani out of the ring!! Dani tumbles but Athena goes out after her again. Athena RAMS Dani into railing, drags her up again, and then RAMS her into steel steps! Dani goes down in a heap and Athena calls out Mercedes! “Mercedes~! Come out and play~!” But when Mercedes doesn’t appear, Athena turns her attention back to Dani. More refs rush out to stop this, and Athena says alright. But then she blasts past them to METEORA Dani into the steel steps! The refs reprimand again, but Athena threatens Aubrey!

Fans boo but Athena grins as she takes her leave. Will this new darkness be what brings Athena into the golden spotlight?

 

Juice Robinson speaks.

“For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Juice Robinson. And I’m a former three-time IWGP United States Champion. I’m here to issue a challenge for December 10th, in Arlington, Texas, at ROH Final Battle, against the King of TV, Samoa Joe, the ROH Television Champion. Y’know, I’ve done a lot in Japan, but I need to prove myself in America. And if I’m gonna be a superstar on television, then I need that ROH World Television title around my waist. Joe, you may be the King of TV now, but kings get dethroned.” Will the Booster boost his own profile by taking one of #TwoBeltJoe’s belts?

 

Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers.

The World’s Strongest Man says QT Marshall is facing Orange Cassidy for the All-Atlantic title, but is there any reason he chose to make this a Lumberjack Match? Yes, it’s real simple: After what happened last week with The House of Black, QT wants his first championship opportunity to have no shenanigans. Speaking of shenanigans, QT points out how the Best Friends and Danhausen are dressed! By that, he’s pointing out how they’re in flannel and beanies, just like real lumberjacks. QT says their best friend is about to lose his title and they’re treating this like a joke! Danhausen asks, “Is this a joke!?” And they all bring out (plastic) axes!

Cassidy asks Mark, “Are we allowed to bring axes to the ring?” Mark says, “Absolutely not.” Oh. Well, okay. Mark says it looks like there’s been enough talk, but then Cassidy says no, they weren’t done talking yet. Can they get two more seconds? IT’S TIME! For the main event! Well, alright. But axes or no axes, will Cassidy cut down another contender? Or will QT Marshall finally prove he is God’s Gift to Wrestling?

 

Darby Allin speaks.

“The past few weeks, Full Gear, Rampage, I have been settling some personal scores that have been important to me. And now that those scores have been settled, nothing’s more important to me than winning back that TNT Championship. Samoa Joe. I’m putting out a challenge to you, and you said that you would accept if Wardlow was banned from ringside. This Wednesday in Austin, I’ll do you one more. I’m gonna have Sting banned from ringside, as well, because I want it to be just you and me, Joe.

“These fans chant something. It goes along the lines of, ‘Joe is gonna kill~ you. Joe is gonna kill~ you.’ Well you’re gonna have to bury me with that TNT Championship, because I am not leaving Dynamite without it.” Darby is ready to fight to the death, will he become a TWO-TIME TNT Champion? Or will the King of TV still be #TwoBeltJoe going into ROH Final Battle?

 

AEW All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match: Orange Cassidy VS QT Marshall!

Not only are The Factor and Best Friends among the Lumberjacks, but so are The Varsity Athletes, The Trustbusters, Chaos Project, Ortiz, Brandon Cutler, Zack Clayton, Ethan Page, Private Party, and even some Indy indie wrestlers. The more the merrier if it keeps QT safe for the House of Black. But will he be able to focus on Freshly Squeezed? Or will Cassidy continue to be a fighting champion?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and with nowhere to run and hide, we see who is truly championship material!

The bell rings and as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, QT rushes in! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and leaps over! Then he SHOTGUNS QT down and kips up! QT bails out but on the Best Friends’ side! They put him in for Cassidy but QT knees low. QT whips Cassidy out to the Factory side of things, but Cassidy fires off “devastating” shin kicks on then, Clayton, Serpentico, and back again. QT runs out but Cassidy whips him around and around into railing! Then back into the ring! Cassidy hurries up top to CROSBODY, but into QT’s arms! BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, QT whips and tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKERS!

Fans rally for Cassidy but QT drags him up to toss him out. The Firm is there and Ethan tells Hardy to do his job! Hardy says okay, and he helps Cassidy up and into the ring! Fans cheer but Ethan is mad! That’s not what he meant, but that is what Lumberjacks are here for. QT still stomps Cassidy, ROCKS him with a right, then soaks up the heat. Ethan tells Hardy to leave since he’s not willing to play along. But Private Party is also told to stay. Fans boo and Hardy argues with Ethan but Hardy still leaves. QT whips Cassidy corner to corner hard and Cassidy bounces off buckles as AEW goes picture in picture.

QT drags Cassidy up, throws him out the side, and Ari Daivari stomps away on Cassidy! His old buddy, Tony Nese, joins in, as do Josh Woods, Chaos Project and Zack Clayton! They all stomp away, but then Best Friends storm over! They back everyone off and help Cassidy up. Trent puts Cassidy in, but QT is after him already. QT DECKS Cassidy with a right, then covers, TWO! Fans rally and so do the Lumberjacks. QT ROCKS Cassidy, Cassidy staggers away, but QT scoops him to hit a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! QT is annoyed but he stomps Cassidy around. QT has the legs to stomp Cassidy in the gut!

QT paces around, QT mocks Cassidy by putting his hands in his tights. QT then stomps Cassidy more, drags him up again, but Cassidy hits a JAWBREAKER! Cassidy throws body shots, but QT CLUBS Cassidy down! QT rains down fists, the ref reprimands about the closed fists, but QT lets off to get in the ref’s face. QT drags Cassidy up, and tosses Cassidy out! The Varsity Athletes and others stomp away, the Best Friends hurry over again and push them all away. Cassidy gets in the ring but QT is after him again. QT whips Cassidy to a corner but Cassidy tumbles up and out! QT storms over but Cassidy dribbles him off buckles!

Cassidy stops, QT staggers away, and Cassidy climbs up again. QT runs back in but Cassidy moves aside and QT smacks off the corner! QT falls down, Cassidy finishes climbing, and he gives a lazy thumbs up as he FALLING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! QT survives and Rampage returns to single picture as Indy rallies up! Cassidy throws off the elbow pad and fires up! But Johnson & Solo rush in! The ref reprimands but Cassidy dodges, and Best Friends get in to clothesline The Factory back out! Fans fire up as Cassidy, Trent & Chuck flex. Then Best Friends DOUBLE PLANCHA the Factory down!

QT handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK! QT drags Cassidy up, suplexes, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl, but QT blocks and spins Cassidy around! Inverted crucifix and toss, but Cassidy blocks the cutter! Cassidy shoves QT into buckles, then Alabama lifts, but the back gives up! QT pop-up FOREARMS Cassidy, then reels him in! LAST- RANA!! Cassidy then runs to tilt-o-whirl and whirl and whirl and DDT!! Fans fire up and the Lumberjacks all rally! QT flounders but Cassidy kips up! Fans fire up with Cassidy as he runs in at QT, ORANGE- NO, The Factory gets their leader to safety!

Cassidy frowns while Best Friends storm over again. The Factory backs off, Cassidy climbs up but QT GAMANGIRIS! QT drags Cassidy down, shouts, “I’m gonna break his neck!” but DANHAUSEN steps up! Danhausen CURSES QT!! QT mocks it, flips Danhausen off, then the Factory trips Danhausen off the apron! Best Friends go after them, more Lumberjacks join in, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! APRON BEACH BREAK!! QT flounders, Cassidy aims from the ropes, springboard SWANTON wipes out the Lumberjacks!! Fans are fired up for “Freshly Squeezed! Freshly Squeezed!” as Best Friends and Factory brawl up the ramp!

QT flounders into the ring, Cassidy climbs the corner, but Penelope Ford creeps her way out. The Superbad Girl looks extra bad tonight, but she distracts Cassidy from the apron. The ref reprimands, telling her she has to hop down. But KIP SABIAN appears from outta nowhere! He SHOVES Cassidy off the top, into the DIAMOND CUTTER!!! QT covers, TWO!??! Cassidy survives, and Kip is amused, but QT is furious! QT throws off his elbow pads, runs in, into an ORANGE PUNCH!! And BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)

Kip Sabian isn’t bothered at all. He applauds Cassidy’s resilience, but then Cassidy DIVES onto Kip! Cassidy and Kip brawl, they go up the ramp, Kip bowls Cassidy to the stage! Kip drags Cassidy up as fans boo and he bowls Cassidy more. The Lumberjacks brawl with their own rivals, the Varsity Athletes are going after Ortiz and Isiah Kassidy! Cutler vlogs this all, but then the lights go out!! And when they come back up, THE HOUSE OF BLACK is here!! Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews are staring Nese & Woods down, while Brody King & Julia Hart stand on the stage. Nese rushes in but gets an STO! Buddy JUMP KNEES Woods!

Buddy POP-UP KNEES Kassidy! Malakai & Buddy stomp away on Kassidy, Brody attacks the Lumberjacks on the ramp! Brody joins the others, fans are thunderous for the House as they mug Ortiz! But then Malakai tells them NO, not Ortiz. What? Why? Is there something Malakai sees in Ortiz? But with the bloodlust needing satisfaction, Buddy drags Serpentico up! DANTE’S INFERNO!! Julia applauds and Indy is fired up! And then the House goes after everyone again! The bodies are sent flying around into railing! Will the House of Black rise to tear down all others in their way?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage here to set up a lot more as AEW and ROH head for the New Year. Samoa Joe having two titles means a lot more people are after him. Juice Robinson has a good promo to call out Joe for the ROH TV title, and Juice did have a stint in ROH so this isn’t completely out of nowhere. Darby had a great match with Cole Karter, though it was really more Karter had his best match in AEW, or perhaps his entire career. But I like that Darby wants after the TNT title, he is going to have one hell of a match with Joe on Dynamite. That Dynamite is both a Winter is Coming go-home and ROH Final Battle go-home, so it’ll have to be huge.

Speaking of which, Acclaimed VS FTR for the AEW Tag Team Championships, that is huge. It’s happening this Wednesday as opposed to Winter is Coming, so I have a feeling shenanigans help The Acclaimed retain. The Gunn Sons probably cost FTR so that they can have an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Final Battle, which they will then lose because FTR is probably going to help sell networks on ROH under Tony Khan. We got a good tag match out of Jarrett & Lethal VS Private Party, and of course Sonjay & Satnam are the advantage that helps Jay & Jarrett win. They’ll surely climb the ranks and come around to challenge for the tag titles in time for Revolution in March.

Good backstage segment with Shane Taylor showing up in AEW, and get use of continuity in Keith Lee’s career. I remember watching those days when Keith and Shane made a huge splash in ROH as a team, and then suddenly Keith is in NXT. This is going to be good stuff, but I wonder if Swerve ditches Keith to join up with Shane and take over at least the ROH Tag Division. Good interview promo from Saraya, though it did start to blur the lines of kayfabe and reality just a little when Saraya talked about Britt helping her in that match. But naturally, Saraya wants the AEW Women’s Division to get stronger, but also wants to get in on a title scene. I don’t see Saraya being relegated to Dark and Elevation, so maybe they work out something for a Winter is Coming match.

Speaking of women’s championships, good promo from Shida and Bunny to truly bring the Regina de Wave title onto AEW programming. I’m pretty sure Shida retains that title, but it at least counts as something big for Bunny. Great stuff out of Athena really upping her Heel credentials. Fans still wanted to cheer her dominating Dani but Athena made sure they had something to boo with her extracurriculars after the match. Athena VS Mercedes is going to be great for Final Battle, no idea who wins that one. And good promo from LFI and Dark Order. I bet we see some great tag matches of Rush & Vance VS Silver & Reynolds to not only build both factions back up, but help one get going in the tag title rankings so that one of them (probably LFI) can go after The Acclaimed.

And of course, hilarious and great stuff out of Cassidy and the Lumberjacks. Cassidy was of course winning but I was surprised to see Kip Sabian go after him. That should be a good feud since Kip’s trying this new Joker meets Riddler character. And it was great to see the House of Black appear to beat up every Lumberjack around. Though, I wonder what that detail of Malakai sparing Ortiz the finisher was about. Is the House going to recruit Ortiz to their side? Ortiz and Eddie Kingston feuding with the House would be some awesome stuff. But I wouldn’t want Ortiz betraying Eddie, that’s too much like Vance ditching the Dark Order. House of Black should be raising up some names from Dark or Elevation to give them some TV time.

My Score: 8.7/10


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