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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/6/22)

Samoa Joe is All Elite!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

The Owen Hart Memorial Tournament qualifiers really heat up!

And in his AEW debut, SAMOA JOE gets his chance to join this historic field! Will Platinum Max be the first victim of the Samoan Submission Machine?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Adam Cole VS Christian Cage; Cole wins.
  • Owen Hart Memorial Men’s Tournament Qualifier: Samoa Joe VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; Joe wins and advances to the tournament.
  • Shawn Spears VS Capt. Shawn Dean; Dean wins.
  • Tables Tag Match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Butcher & The Blade; The Hardy Boyz win.
  • Owen Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament Qualifier: Hikaru Shida VS Julia Hart; Shida wins and advances to the tournament.
  • ROH & AAA World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Young Bucks; FTR wins and retains the titles.

PLAY BY PLAY

Adam Cole VS Christian Cage!

The leader of the Elite (in Kenny Omega’s absence) is chasing another shot at the AEW World Champion, but he has to go through Captain Charisma first! Who wins this first-time-ever singles showdown and strengthens their spot in the standings?

The bell rings and Boston fires up. Cole and Christian hear the dueling chants, then slowly circle. They tie up, go around, and Cole pushes Christian back only for Christian to put Cole in a corner. The ref counts as Christian digs his forearms in, but he lets off at 4. Cole keeps his cool and they circle again. They tie up, Christian gets around to waistlock and he drags Cole down. Christian floats to a facelock, but Cole slips out to one of his own. Christian fights up, wrenches to a headlock, but Cole powers up, only for Christian to hold tight. Cole fights back up, throws body shots, then powers out of the headlock, only for Christian to run him over!

Cole gets up in a huff and fans fire up again. Christian and Cole reset, feel things out, but Cole kicks low! Cole DECKS Christian, then brings him up to DECK him again! Cole bumps Christian off buckles, stomps away on him, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Cole lets off at 4 and argues with the ref. Fans cheer and jeer but Cole soaks it all up. Cole goes back for Christian, scoops but Christian slips out. Christian wants the chicken wings but Cole slips away! Cole gets out of the ring but Christian keeps cool, coming that close to the Killswitch. But Cole gets up and SPITS at Christian! Then he runs away!

Christian cuts Cole off at the pass and CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up again and Christin stands Cole up to CHOP him against railing! They go around the way, Christian CHOPS Cole again! And again! They go in the ring, Christian CHOPS Cole in a corner! Christian puts Cole up top, ROCKS him, then climbs up, only for Cole to slip out and SUPERKICK the legs! Christian is in the Tree of Woe, Cole hammers and stomps him down! MULE KICK to the face! Christian falls out of the Tree and bails out of the ring, but now Cole pursues. Cole whips Christian into railing! And then into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, and Cole stands on the steps to soak up the heat!

Dynamite goes picture in picture as Cole watches Christian like a vulture. Cole then hops down, drags Christian up and whips him into railing! Cole tells the ref to cool off, and he refreshes the count to bring Christian back up and in. Cole then rains down rights, then sits Christian up to jam a knee into his back! Cole clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Christian down, but Christian endures. Fans rally, Christian fights up and he throws body shots. Christian ROCKS Cole, runs, but Cole CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Cole dusts off his hands, then stands on Christian at the ropes! The ref counts, and Cole steps off at 4.

Cole drags Christian back up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cole sits Christian up to clamp on another chinlock and Christian endures again. Christian fights up as fans rally. Christian throws more body shots but Cole kicks low. Dynamite returns to single picture, and Cole runs, but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian hurries up top and he LEAPS over the corner to CROSSBODY Cole! Both men are down and fans fire up! The ring count climbs, Cole and Christian crawl at 5 of 10. They get in at 6, then head for each other. Christian ROCKS Cole but Cole ROCKS him back! Christian fires off again, but Cole gives it back!

Christian UPPERCUTS, but Cole ENZIGURIS! Cole stomps Christian on his way to the corner, and Cole climbs up. Cole leaps, but into BOOTS! Christian climbs up to rain down fists, and he goes right to 10! Christian then shoves Cole, mule kicks and FLYING SUNSET FLIPS! Cover, TWO! Christian ROCKS Cole with another uppercut, whips but Cole reverses. Cole misses in the corner, SWING KICK! Christian goes up, FLYING TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Cole wants mercy? Christian runs in but into a knee! But then he ducks the enziguri! Christian gets the arms, but Cole shoves free!

Christian mule kicks again, goes up, but into a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Christian is still in this and Cole is getting frustrated. Fans rally up, Cole tells Christian off, but Christian catches him for a cradle! TWO, and Christian blocks superkick and spins Cole into a REVERSE DDT! Christian hurries up top, DIVING HEADBUTT FLOPS! Cole mule kicks, then SUPERKICKS! Cole runs, SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Christian survives and Cole can’t believe it! Fans fire up as both men slowly rise. Cole throws a forearm, Christian uppercuts, repeat! Fans duel as the two stand, Christian fires off more uppercuts!

Christian stands on Cole now! Then he slingshots to UPPERCUT! Cole staggers, Christian goes up, and leaps into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives and shocks Cole! Cole hurries up the corner, he aims at Christian, but Christian SHORYUKENS! Then he goes up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! Cole is still in this, but Christian doesn’t lose focus. Christian aims from a corner, he wants to go Rated R! But he runs into a mule kick! Cole hurries back up, aims again, PANAMA- NO! Christina pops him up and over, but Cole BOOTS him down! The kneepad comes down and Cole runs, but Christian ducks! Roll-up, TWO!!

Christian SPEARS outta nowhere! Cover, TWO!! And fans are thunderous with a standing ovation! Christian fires himself up as fans rally for “A E DUB!” Christian has the arms, but Cole hooks the ropes! Christian lets go but the ref keep shim back. Cole thumb’s Christian in the eye! Cole hits the BOOM!! Cover, Cole wins!

Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall

And here comes reDRagon to beat up on Christian! But then Jurassic Express rush out! Jungle Boy goes after Kyle, Luchasaurus is after Fish! Christian helps out, they have this 3v2 now! They fight up the ramp and to the stage, but Cole is all alone. Cole figures he’ll just get outta here, but here comes HANGMAN! The Cowboy is storming out but Cole tells us all that they need to stop. Cole is not fighting Hangman until the title is on the line again! Hangman is afraid of Cole! Cole just beat a legend, and he’ll whoop Hangman’s ass any day of the week!

Hangman gets right in the ring, snatches the mic right outta Cole’s hands, and shouts, “So you wanna title match, huh?! You want a championship match, huh?! You want another match with Hangman, huh?! Look at me when I’m talking to you!” Adam and Adam get in each other’s face here, and fans are fired up! Hangman says after last week, Cole realized he couldn’t just steal the title. But fine, Hangman will give Cole another match, and it’ll serve as his punishment. Because unless he is mistaken, they have a live Rampage in Texas. So the match Cole thinks he wants so bad won’t just be a normal match and it won’t be on Cole’s terms. It’ll be in a TEXAS DEATHMATCH!!

Fans are thunderous again because we’re going to see some serious #CowboySh*t! Hangman tells Cole he has a week left. If Hangman were him, he’d get his affairs in order. Adam VS Adam II, AEW World Championship Texas Deathmatch, will things be bigger and deadlier in Texas?

 

AEW shares what happened at ROH Supercard of Honor.

After Jonathan Gresham won and became the undisputed ROH World Champion, Jay Lethal came out and said that in return for what Lethal did for Gresham’s career, it is only fair that Lethal is his next challenger. Gresham said Lethal has changed. But Lethal says no one would know who Gresham is without Lethal! Sonjay Dutt came out to try and stop these two from fighting, but then Sonjay DECKS the Octopus! They mugged Gresham, but then SAMOA JOE returned to ROH! He got in Lethal’s face, and then put Sonjay to sleep! And not only is Joe back in ROH, he is now ALL ELITE!!

Owen Hart Memorial Men’s Tournament Qualifier: Samoa Joe VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!

Boston is going nuts seeing the Samoan Submission Machine makes his way out to the ring! But to rain on everyone’s parade with a diss track is Platinum Max! “I’ma lay this dude down like a sex position. I’m Main Event Max, Joe’s X Division. So I’m sending you home. You’re not a tough guy, Joe, you just injury prone. And I’m bad for your health. Got that towel cuz you can’t stop playin’ with yourself! And Tony, why’d we give this guy a chance? When we beat them in the ratings, he was their champ!” Joe can’t help but shrug, that last part is true. Bowens says, BOSTOOOOON~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” But will they be leaving left out of the tournament?

The bell rings and the fans of course sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Caster says no he won’t. Caster talks trash to Joe, but the problem is when he pokes Joe in the chest. Caster gets closer and Joe HEADBUTTS him! Joe then JABS, JABS and JABS until Caster’s down in the corner, so Joe just stomps him! Joe breaks it down with some dance moves, then he JABS Caster more! Joe grins then whips Caster corner to corner hard, to then back body block, and PELE! Caster drops to his knees clutching his head, but Joe brings him up. Caster throws hands, but Joe knees low and snapmares to CHOP him on the back!

Joe KICKS Caster down, then runs to drop an elbow! Caster bails out, regroups with Bowens, and fans fire up as Joe DIVES! Direct hit on Caster! Fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he drags Caster up. Bowens talks trash so Joe steps to him. Caster sucker punches Joe! Caster CLUBS away on Joe, fires off more in the ring, then ROCKS him with a forearm! Caster back hands, but Joe doesn’t even flinch. Joe CLOBBERS Caster with an elbow! Joe puts Caster up top, tuck shim in, and yes, he brings out the MUSCLE BUSTER! Cover, Joe wins!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (advances to the Owen Hart Memorial Tournament)

And the first man in this inaugural bracket is perhaps the most dangerous man in both ROH and AEW! But wait, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt are on the tron, and they’re telling Joe to calm down. There’s a reason they’re in the back. They won’t rain on his parade or ruin his moment. They’re not going to do what he did to them at Supercard. Lethal and Sonjay have more class. They respect him more than he respects them, which is hard considering the fact that last week, these two changed their outlooks in life. Lethal’s new outlook: say and do whatever the hell he wants! And he wonders, would he have that same outlook if Joe just answered his damn phone?

Because for four months, Lethal tried to call his teacher, his mentor, for some advice. And Joe never answered. Now Joe is here, so he has a phone. But the problem is, he only ever answers the phone for billionaires. That is the real problem. Joe’s first shirt here should say, “The Samoan Gold Digger.” Sonjay likes that one! But Lethal is even more upset that he didn’t know Joe would be here! Lethal respects Joe enough to roll out the red carpet and get him a cake! Sonjay says they can still do that, though. Yeah, that’s true. It’s not too late! Next week, they’ll get Joe a present so big and grand, it’ll embody their love and show their respect for Joe.

Next week, New Orleans, Joe’s number one student gets him a gift that he’ll never forget. See you there! Joe isn’t quite sure what that’ll be, but will Joe be more focused on winning the Owen Hart Tournament as the #1 seed?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Blackpool Combat Club.

Schiavone announces that for this Friday’s Rampage, Bryan Danielson is taking on Trent Beretta while Jon Moxley takes on the NEW ROH Pure Champion, Wheeler Yuta! William Regal says he is off his nut with excitement, because the BCC will definitely be on a rampage. The perfect wrestler, Bryan Danielson, taking on the perfectly talented Trent, Regal feels sorry for the poor lad. And then, Yuta, who has impressed both Regal and Bryan greatly, is gotta impress the hardest of all to impress. Young Wheeler won’t know if it’s daylight, moonlight, or Fanny by the gaslight once Moxley’s done with him.

Moxley says, “The forecast for this Friday night on Rampage: the sound of bones cracking like thunder, and raining blood.” The Maniac is more than ready to mangle Yuta, but will the Decoder prove he’s ready to join this club?

 

Shawn Spears VS Capt. Shawn Dean!

The grudge between Chairman and Captain goes back a bit, especially here in AEW. MJF joins commentary for this, because he promised Spears will win one for the Pinnacle. Will Maxwell Jacob Friedman be proven right? Or will the Captain capitalize on the turmoil within the faction?

The bell rings, the two circle and Spears shouts out to MJF. Spears and Dean tie up, Spears waistlocks but Dean switches. Spears switches back to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Spears mocks the salute while fans boo. MJF puts the “Canadian God” over as Spears stomps Dean. Spears drags Dean up to TOSS him out hard! Dean crashes down but fans rally up for him. Spears goes out, he points out the AEW security posters for Wardlow and he smears his boots on the picture. Fans still chant for “WARD~LOW!” as Spears puts Dean in. Spears CHOPS Dean in a corner, then soaks up the heat before he swings again. Dean dodges to CHOP back!

Dean CHOPS Spears again, and again! Dean whips but Spears reverses and kicks low. Spears then pump handles to give Dean a PACKAGE NECKBREAKER! Cover, but Spears lets off? MJF says Spears is playing with his food, but fans boo. Spears waits as Dean gets up slowly, then reels him in for the fireman’s carry! Fans still chant for Wardlow, and look out! Cameras spot something going on in the back. The security staff is all beat to hell! MJF is freaking out but he should know by now what’s going on! Spears sets Dean down to look around. Is he coming? Is Wardlow in Boston? HE IS! And he TOSSES more security, dribbles one against lockers, then TOSSES another!

Wardlow storms his way out and is coming through the crowd! MJF wants security to do them damn jobs, but they just get CLOBBERED time and again! Wardlow DECKS one, RAMS another into the railing, and is ringside! The bigger guards stop Wardlow, but Dean rolls up Spears! DEAN WINS!

Winner: Shawn Dean, by pinfall

Wardlow says that’s what MJF gets! Dean once again has a win over The Pinnacle, will he parlay this into bigger opportunities? And as for MJF and Spears, if they can’t keep Wardlow away, what’s going to happen with their win-loss records?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Best Friends.

Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, Orange Cassidy, and new ROH Pure Champion, Wheeler Yuta, are here after hearing from Blackpool Combat Club and those match-ups on Rampage. Chuckie T speaks up, because he wants to talk with Wheeler. Wheeler knows the Kentucky Gentleman loves him, Cassidy loves him, and they helped train him and got him here. They bought him the tights he’s wearing. Yes, they know Wheeler wants to be the best wrestler he can, but there’s nothing saying he can’t do that with Best Friends.

But Trent says he doesn’t love Wheeler, Wheeler is a scumbag traitor. We all saw Bryan beat Wheeler’s ass last week, so watch what Trent does to Bryan this week, maybe even take notes. Learn something form the guys he’s gonna turn his back on. Trent pushes Wheeler, Wheeler tells Trent not to touch him. He doesn’t want Chuck touching him, either. Wheeler storms off, is Trent only making Wheeler’s departure a guarantee?

 

Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti are here!

And Sammy has his cue cards! Dynamite is picture in picture as the lovebirds work together. “Hey PLOP Team!” with a drawing of doodoo to make it clear what that means. “You’ve got more excuses than wins! Members! Or fans! How about we change your name? How does American Talk Team sound? That’s all you guys seem to do! Or… American Walk Team! After last week, I’m sure you’re doing a lot of that! By the way, I think we owe you some money.” Tay looks around in her pockets, and tada! One, two, three, four FIVE HUNDY! It’s that easy. Sammy then continues, “I think we owe you something else, too. Each and every one of you!

“While I have the record for another title shot, I want nothing more than sweet revenge. Sorry, we want nothing more than sweet revenge! And we won’t stop until we get it! Until then, we will keep breaking your crap!” Tay throws down the last card as the challenge has been issued, what will American Top Team have to say?

 

AEW shares footage from earlier tonight.

The Jericho Appreciation Society was brawling with Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz! Kingston slams Jericho into a door, Proud ‘n’ Powerful beat down Daniel Garcia and the duo formerly known as 2Point0! And then they all focus on Jericho! Jericho is sent into more doors, and then the JAS goes running when Kingston brings in a flat screen TV!! Kingston tosses it at the doors, and it busts up! Hager got the van for the JAS to run away! Kingston laughs as “Monkey” Ortiz still tries to chase after. This was just a sampler, what happens when Kingston, Santana & Ortiz get to give JAS the whole deal?

 

Wait, Kingston heads to the ring!

The Mad King says it’s time to talk now. Fans fire up for Kingston as he, Santana & Ortiz go out. No waiting for music, either! “Chris Jericho! You two faced coward!” Did you see them go running? Jericho and his association, on site! That means Jericho could be with his wife and kids, Kingston will come after him! The other two morons, Big Daddy or whatever, they could be with their families, Kingston will get them! Garcia, well… Kingston is laughing here. He knows where Garcia lives! Does he think Kingston won’t just show up at his house? ON SITE! Santana gets the mic now and he says, “Look at ’em! The Jericho BITCH Society strikes again!”

Those scrubs! They know, this is what they do! Bring the hardest fights to these dogs, because this is what they do! Ortiz tells “Christopher” that when he grows a pair and stops running, come see these three in Louisiana for a good ol’ fashioned Six Man! Or not, doesn’t matter. ON SITE, Christopher! ON SITE! Kingston says, “My dude, we’re going to be in New Orleans, and we’re gonna beat your ass Junkyard Dog and Bush league style, BITCH!” The challenge has been issued, the warning has been given, will JAS have no choice but to toughen up and get what’s coming to them?

 

Tony Schiavone introduces Mark Sterling & Jade Cargill!

Smart Mark and his client, the undefeated AEW TBS Champion, 29-0 and counting, are here in Boston. We are approaching possibly win number 30 in 30 matches, and Schiavone knows the baddies are here tonight. Jade says first of all, Tony, cut the sh*t! She is here to formally introduce her baddy section, THE baddy section. Cameramen, do your jobs! Jade’s girls are here, they’re so beautiful. But you see, a baddie is beautiful, confident and knows herself. And she can stand up here and tell all the slobs that she knows herself! Sterling says it was difficult to find good looking women in Boston, but Jade is such a hard worker, she persisted and managed to do it.

Sterling will also tell us that the one person not allowed in that section tonight for sure is Marina Shafir. She may be badass, but she ain’t a baddie. She trash! She might as well just be called Number 30 at this point. Jade is tired of all these MMA losers coming into this business. She is tired of all the wrestler rejects coming into her ring and her show. Sterling was concerned about Marina’s background and how she calls herself, “The Problem.” Jade says, “The Problem?” Well thankfully, Jade is the Problem Solver. Jade is confident as ever, but will that confidence break along with the streak when she takes The Problem head-on?

 

Backstage interview with MJF and Shawn Spears.

Alex Marvez notes they’re both clearly upset after what happened, but MJF tells him not to say Wardlow’s name. Spears says, “Oink oink, piggy! You wanna get involved, War Dog? You are pissing up the wrong tree, my friend!” MJF calms Spears down and says he’ll make this real simple. Wardlow, MJF prays you show up next week. Because there will be twice as many security guards, and twice as much pain. As far as Dean goes, oh salute the captain! Military man, huh? Thank you for your service, but MJF will do him one better.

Next week, Dean VS MJF II, and there will not be another upset win. But what there will be is a purple heart for Dean, because MJF will hurt him worse than he could ever have been hurt in combat! Now let’s get out of here. And someone fix that damn TV! This is a damn circus! The Pinnacle has issued warnings of their own now, but will they be able to make good on them?

 

Tables Tag Match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Butcher & The Blade!

Matt & Jeff are always ready to go extreme, especially if it’s for revenge! Will they DELETE Andy Williams & Braxton Sutter? Or will the fix be in again courtesy of the Andrade Family Office?

A thing of note: this is more like a table best of three match, where one team only wins when the other team has had both members crash through tables. And secondly, emphasize crash because there will be counting accidental breaks. An offensive maneuver has to send someone through the tables or it’s just wrecked wood!

As the mercenaries make their entrance, they’re already bring out the furniture! Three tables are put in the ring, and then Blade rips the legs off a fourth! The Hardys make their entrance now and they rush in! The table legs are weapons as the bell rings! That’s new! Butcher CLUBS Matt, Blade CLUBS Jeff! Blade puts Jeff in the ring and stomps him, then props one table up in a corner. Jeff hits Blade back with haymakers, whips, but Blade reverses. Jeff stops himself but Blade CLOBBERS him! Blade throws off his jacket and hat, runs in, but Jeff dodges! Blade CRASHES through, but thanks to the special rules, he’s still in the match!

Butcher scoops Matt and he aims for the timekeeper’s table! But Matt slips off! Then he uses a chair, only for Butcher to DECK Matt anyway! Butcher then gets in and he CLUBS Jeff! Butcher stops Jeff from setting anything up, then he brings the table around to make a ramp. Butcher waistlocks, but Jeff resists the suplex! Jeff fights, Matt gets in, and the Hardys mug Butcher! Fans chant “DELETE! DELETE!” DOUBLE DDT! Both Hardy Boyz position the table, then they drag Butcher over. Butcher is set on the table ramp, the Hardys rain down fists, then Jeff throws off his shift! Jeff goes to the corner, climbs up top, but Blade hurries to trip him up!

Matt rushes over but Blade shoulders into him! Blade reels Matt in, FISHERMAN SCREW! Blade and Butcher coordinate now, and they set the table in position. They suplex and SPEAR Jeff through the table! That’s one point for the AFO as Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Hardy fights off the mercs but they mug him 2v1! They knock Matt down, stomps him, then dig their boots in. They move that broken table aside and set up another. Blade stomps Matt down while Butcher positions the table. That’s a bit tricky but Blade helps out. Blade then goes after Matt, but Matt fights back! HOTSHOT and Blade goes down! The Hardys regroup but Butcher stomps Matt down! Butcher grabs the legless table and props it up against the ring. Butcher props Matt up against that, and then runs in from the ramp! But Matt dodges and Butcher CRASHES through! But much like Blade, it doesn’t count because it was his own doing.

Blade CHOPS Matt against railing and rakes Matt’s eyes! Blade then CHOPS Matt more! And more! Blade brings Matt around but Matt hits back. Blade rakes eyes again! Matt staggers about and swings blind, almost hitting a ref! Blade CLUBS Matt, puts him in the ring, and then he gets a chair. Blade stalks Matt but Jeff anchors Blade’s foot! Butcher CLUBS Jeff and RAMS him into steps, but Matt SMACKS Blade with the chair! Matt then SMACKS Butcher as he gets in the ring! Matt SMACKS Blade again, then clotheslines him out! Matt SMACKS Butcher again, and again, and again as Dynamite returns to single picture!

Fans chant “DELETE!” with every chair shot! Matt drags Butcher onto the table, rains down fists, and then he DECKS Blade as he gets back up. Matt hurries to go to the top rope, and fans fire up as he LEG DROPS Butcher through the table! All tied up, it’s just down to Matt and Blade! Fans fire up with “DELETE! DELETE!” as Matt aims from the apron. But Blade moves, Matt CRASHES through the table! Again, not an elimination but it sure hurts! Blade wants Butcher to get up, they can still finish this. Blade drags Matt up, and whips him into railing! Matt falls over, Blade and Butcher get another table set up.

Fans fire up as Blade stands Matt up for Butcher to ROCK with a haymaker! They then put Matt on that table near the corner. Blade goes up, but Matt fights. Butcher sends Matt over railing, then CLUBS him. Blade brings another chair over, they get Matt up against the railing, and they’re teetering on the edge! DOUBLE SUPERPLEX, but where’d the table go!? All three men just crash to the floor, as it turns out Jeff pulled the table away! And then Jeff uses Butcher to leap off and CLOBBER Blade into railing! Jeff kicks Butcher and hits him with an atomic drop! Leg splitting leg drop!

Jeff kicks Blade, TWIST OF FATE! Blade staggers about, but Matt gets him for another TWIST OF FATE! Matt hobbles, Jeff is bringing out stuff from under the ring. It’s a LADDER! And he RAMS Butcher with it! And again! And again! Butcher goes down in a heap but Matt drags him up, TWIST OF FATE! The Hardys hurry to position tables together, and then have the ladder nearby! They go after Blade and bring him over to put him on the tables! Jeff is climbing, he wants to repeat last week’s wild tornado tag! Matt braces the ladder and fans fire up, SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!

Winners: The Hardy Boyz

And in a big comeback, down 0-1, Matt & Jeff defeat Butcher & Blade! But here comes El Idolo! Andrade, Jose, Bunny and Private Party make their way out, but Matt is ready with a chair! Andrade and his office continue their way down the ramp, but here comes STIIIING! Boston is thunderous as Sting appears on stage, with his BASEBALL BAT! Down goes Quen, down goes Kassidy, and Jose backs off quickly! Andrade uses Bunny as a shield? Sting won’t bash Bunny, so the AFO retreats. But is this far from over between El Idolo and The Icon?

 

Christian and Jurassic Express speak.

Well, Captain Charisma isn’t really in the mood. He tries to wash out something in his eye, then he CHUCKS the water bottle at the wall! Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus give him his space, and they turn their attention to reDRagon. JB admits those guys are tough, they hit hard, and have some dumbass cauliflower ears. And they’ve been champions all around the world. “But around here, things are determined by the records. And honestly, your guys’ is not even good enough to challenge us for these. But since you’ve been getting involved in our business week after week after week, why don’t we just challenge you?”

Next week, Dynamite, for the AEW World Tag Team Championships! Luchasaurus shouts, “Dragons! Dinosaurs! RAAAGH!” The title match they wanted is happening, will Fish & O’Reilly make the Jurassic Express’ reign go extinct?

 

AEW hears from Nyla Rose and Thunder Rosa.

The Native Beast tells La Mera Mera, “These past two, three weeks you’ve been champion, I genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, can appreciate your passion for this industry, your passion for Women’s Wrestling.” But Rosa says the last time they were in Texas, Nyla attacked from behind, like the coward that she is. Vickie says Rosa talks about giving women opportunities, but Vickie will send her client any day, any time, any place, any state! Rosa says Battle of the Belts II is in Garland, Texas, and yes, Nyla is getting the opportunity. If Nyla wants this, she can come and take it! Now THAT is a Saturday Fight Night! Will Rosa still be champion after a run in with this Vicious Vixen?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Toni Storm and Jamie Hayter.

These two are the first to qualify for the Owen Hart Women’s Tournament. He thanks them for no physicality here, and also notes there is a chance these two meet in the tournament. Toni offers a handshake, citing no physicality. Hayter slaps the handshake away and tells Toni she really hopes to face off in the tournament. All that momentum and star power because everyone loves Toni, stops with Hayter. If anyone deserves to win this tournament, it’s Hayter! Toni says, “Sweetheart, this has only just begun.” These two leave without throwing down, but when and where in the tournament will the Lightning From Down Under strike?

 

Owen Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament Qualifier: Hikaru Shida VS Julia Hart w/ The Varsity Blonds!

The Full Metal Warrior wants to cut down the Professor of Pro-Wrestling, Serena Deeb, but she also wants her part in history. The same can be said for the Varsity Blonds’ no-longer-cheery cheerleader, but will that new edge be able to match up to Shida’s?

Julia KICKS Shida in the back during her entrance! Griff and BPJ are confused but the bell rings and Shida hits back! Julia pushes Shida to ropes, then chokes Shida with her letterman jacket! The Blonds are again confused, the ref reprimands and counts, and Julia stops at 4. Julia cools off, but then she tells the Blonds to just leave! They don’t get it, but BPJ storms off in a huff and Griff follows in confusion. Julia then handspring forearm smashes Shida in a corner! Julia whips corner to corner, handsprings again, but Shida fireman’s carries to put her on the top rope! TOP SHELF KNEE! Then Shida goes to the apron, runs in and KICKS Julia down!

Shida goes looking under the ring, and she finds a chair! Fans fire up and Shida sets it up, to then LEAP off it, to dropkick Julia down! Fans fire up with Shida and she puts Julia back in the ring. Shida gets in but Julia kicks the rope to jam her up! And then she hits a DDT! Julia rains down fists and CLUBS Shida as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Julia keeps on Shida, slaps her around, but Shida hits back with body shots! Julia whips Shida to a corner then runs in to back elbow! Julia fires forearms, backs off, then digs her boots in! The ref counts, Julia lets off, and she taunts Shida right to her face. Julia snapmares Shida to then KICK her in the back! Julia CLUBS Shida again and again, but Shida hits back! Shida even pulls Julia’s hair! Julia pulls Shida’s hair, the ref reprimands them both, but Julia throws Shida down! Julia clamps on a chinlock, but Shida throws elbows. Julia gets the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Shida endures again, and fights her way up

Shida turns things around, rolls Julia up, TWO! Shida runs in but Julia slips around to HOOK KICK and STO! Then STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Shida is hanging in this but Julia CLUBS her! Julia puts Shida back on the ropes, and she stands on her with both feet! The ref counts, Julia hops off, and she drags Shida back up. Shida throws hands, ROCKS Julia, and CLUBS her on the back! Shida then brings Julia up but Julia ROCKS Shida back! They go back and forth with forearms, Julia giving as good as she gets! Julia runs, but Shida ROCKS her again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Shida fires off more shots!

Shida drags Julia back up, fires off more forearms, then CLUBS away on Julia’s back! It’s all Julia can do to shield her head and fans are fired up! Shida lets off as Julia flails feebly, and then Shida whips Julia to a corner. Shida runs corner to corner, to KNEE her down! Shida reels Julia in, Julia resists by kicking her legs, but Shida powers through to hit the suplex! Fans fire up, Shida runs, but Julia avoids the shining wizard! Julia goes to the apron but Shida climbs up the nearest corner. Shida brings Julia up to deadlift SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Julia survives but Shida doesn’t lose focus! Shida brings Julia up again, reels her in, Canadian Rack!

But Julia rakes eyes! Fans boo but Julia turns it into a BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this and Julia is frustrated! Julia decides to go up top, and she TWISTING MOONSAULT FLOPS as Shida moves! SLIDING ELBOW! KATANA KICK!! And then, FALCON ARROW! Cover, Shida wins!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (advances to the Owen Hart Tournament)

As tough and as mean as Julia has become, she’s still not on the level of a former AEW Women’s World Champion! But before Shida can really celebrate, Serena Deeb makes her way out! Or rather, she ambushes Shida! But Shida was ready! Shida has the kendo stick, Deeb has a chair! They’re in a standoff now, but Deeb has an evil smile as she leaves. The Wolf of Wrestling is clearly planning her next attack, but when and where will that happen?

 

Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

Alex Marvez says it was a big weekend for Swerve, as well as some friends at the Grammy’s in Las Vegas. Swerve says it was great, he got to show love to his guys, they won Grammy’s for their work on Kanye’s album. But the weekend had a rough start, Swerve and Keith Lee got put through tables by “Powerhouse” Hobbs and Ricky Starks. This ain’t over, you can bet on that. But for now, Swerve’s gonna get ready for some stuff he’s got to do. But just as Swerve hops into the locker room, he gets jumped by Team Taz! Keith Lee rushes in and he evens the odds! Only to get SMACKED off a table!

Swerve CLUBS Starks, but Starks RAMS Swerve into some cases! But then Keith POUNCES Hobbs through the wall, right into the other part of the locker room! Keith may be limitless, but will he and Hobbs demolish everything in their path as this feud continues?

 

ROH & AAA World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Young Bucks w/ Brandon Cutler!

Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood went into Supercard of Honor champions, and came out DOUBLE champions! They’ve already made history with that feat, but they still need this to solidify themselves as THE BEST tag team of this generation! Will there be no denying FTR’s legacy after tonight? Or will Matt & Nick Jackson deny them that title while also taking these titles?

The introductions are made by none other than ROH’s Bobby Cruise, with the Bucks throwing their jackets at FTR. FTR shrugs that off, then throw their jackets back! All four belts are raised, and we’re going to see who leaves Boston with them and so much more!

The teams sort out, Matt starts against Cash and fans are already fired up! Matt and Cash pace around, Cash and Dax talk strategy, and fans are rallying for “F T R! F T R!” The Bucks don’t sweat it, Matt and Cash tie up, then break. And then they tie up and break. And then the tie up and Cash puts Matt in a corner. The ref counts, Matt turns it around but he lets off, to push Cash. Cash SHOVES Matt down! Cash shows haymaker and the Bucks stay back! Matt and Cash reset, tie up, and Cash gets a leg to tackle Matt. Cash drops for a headlock but Matt rolls Cash to a cover. ONE, Cash holds on but Matt fights up to his feet.

Cash hits a headlock takeover, Matt headscissors, and Matt holds tight. Cash kips free the second time, but Matt gets him for a headlock. Fans duel, “Let’s Go, Young Bucks!” “F T R!” Cash pries at the headlock, headlocks back, but Matt powers out. Cash runs Matt over and Matt tumbles out of the ring! Matt goes around the outside, Cash picks up the headband off the mat to wear it and mock the Bucks’ favorite flex pose! The Bucks regroup, stay cool thanks to Cutler’s spray, and Matt gets back in. Matt runs in but into a drop toehold! Cash wrenches, tags Dax, and then handoff of the wristlock.

Matt powers Dax to the corner, Nick tags in, but Dax gets away. Dax and Nick circle now, they tie up, and Dax headlocks to throw Nick down. Nick fights up, Dax wrenches and wristlocks. Nick grabs ropes and the ref wants the ropebreak. Dax lets off clean, but Nick throws his headband at Dax! Dax catches it, and puts it down his tights! To then THROW at Matt! Nick and Dax tie up, Dax headlocks and Nick powers out. Dax runs Nick over, things keep moving, Nick hurdles but Dax scoops to SLAM! Nick kangaroo kicks, headlock takeovers, but Dax headscissors. Nick kips free but Dax arm-drags him to an armlock!

Fans fire up with the exchange as Nick fights up. Nick puts Dax in the corner, Matt tags but Dax slips out now! The Bucks pursue, Dax gets back in and Cash is there waiting! All four men stand off and fans fire up again. The teams cool off, Matt and Dax circle. Fans duel, Dax and Matt feel things out but Matt sucker punches Cash! So Dax sucker punches Nick! Dax then ROCKS Matt, runs the ropes, but Nick trips him up! Matt runs now, but Cash trips him up! Nick and Cash get in to start throwing hands, so Matt and Dax do the same! Fans are thunderous for this brawl, but Nick DECKS Cash and kicks him out of the ring!

Matt ROCKS Dax, the Bucks double whip, to double hip toss and double handspring basement dropkick! Cash runs in, but he gets the same double hip toss and dropkicks, but he springs right up to DOUBLE LARIAT the Bucks! Fans are thunderous, Cash hurries to his corner and he tags in. Cash blocks Matt’s kick to trip him, and step through, SHARPSHOOTER! But Nick gets in, only for Cash to duck the superkick! Dax trips Nick up and he puts on a SHARPSHOOTER! Fans are electric for the double Sharpshooters! But the ref reprimands Dax, he and Nick aren’t legal! Speaking of not legal, Nick RAKES Cash’s face!

Cash lets Matt go, Dax has no choice but to let Nick go, and Nick DECKS Dax! Cash flounders around, Nick goes out, and the Bucks meet at the corner, CLOTHESLINE ENZIGURI COMBO! Then Matt runs corner to corner again, CANNONBALL ENZIGURI COMBO! Fans fire up but are mixed between cheers and jeers. Nick soaks up the heat either way, and Matt ROCKS Cash with a right hand. Matt CLUBS and ROCKS Cash more, throws body shots, then whips to ropes. Body shot and a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Matt drags Cash to a drop zone, goes up, and drops an ax handle! Matt taunts the crowd and the ref keeps Dax back.

Nick gets his cheap shots in while the ref is distracted, then he and Matt fake a tag. The ref allows it from the clap sound, Nick scrapes Cash and chokes him on ropes! The ref counts, Nick lets off to do his Macho Man impression. Cash flops out of the ring but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cash gets up, Nick is on the apron, Nick drops ax handles on Cash! Nick puts Cash in, he drags him to the Bucks’ corner, and he tags in Matt. Matt stomps away on Cash, then he taunts Dax by tossing his hair. Matt goes back to Cash but Cash CHOPS and CHOPS! Matt JAWBREAKERS Cash back, then drags him back up. Matt snapmares Cash, tags Nick, slingshot senton fist drop combo! Dax wants after Nick as he taunts Dax, but the ref keeps him back. Nick facelocks Cash and grinds him down. Cash fights up, fans rally behind him, and Cash powers his way towards the FTR corner! But Nick JAWBREAKERS, too!

Cash flounders, Matt pie faces him! The ref reprimands but Matt kicks Cash! Nick BOOTS Cash, then clamps the facelock back on. Nick headstands to add pressure, then drops down to jam the hold. Cash still endures, fans still rally up, and Cash powers up to BACK DROP Nick away! Matt tags in, he stays between Cash and Dax! Matt DECKS Cash, then sits him up to DECK again! Matt rains down fists, the ref reprimands but Matt lets off to taunt Dax. Matt drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to Nick. Nick CLUBS the bad arm, then headlocks Cash to grind him down. Cash endures all over again, Dax coaches him up and fans rally up.

Cash fights up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Cash throws Nick away, fakes him out, and snap suplexes him down! Matt tags in, he again intercepts, and whips Cash to Nick, only for Cash to dropkick Nick off the apron! Cash then TOSSES Matt out, and fans fire up with Dax! Cash crawls but Matt gets in to anchor the feet! Nick is creeping up on Dax, and as Cash kicks Matt away, Nick SUPERKICKS Dax down! No tag and fans boo as Nick says he’s smarter than FTR. Matt kicks Cash around, drags him back up, and whips him to the corner. The Bucks try again, but Cash dodges and the enziguri becomes a GAMANGIRI on Matt!

Fans fire up again as Cash stands. Nick springboards, into an UPPERCUT! Fans are electric all over again, hot tag to Dax! Dax fires off jabs and haymakers on the Bucks! Snap suplex for Matt! Snap suplex for Nick onto Matt! Dax clotheslines Nick out, CHOPS and uppercuts Matt on repeat in the corner, then only lets off as the ref counts. Dax whips, Matt reverses, but Dax catches him for a cradle! TWO, and Matt sunset flips! TWO, Dax sits on the hold! TWO, Dax rebounds to jackknife! TWO as Matt bridges up! Matt spins Dax around, backslide denied as the two men sit down. They roll and it’s a double cover, TWO!!!

Dax swings but Matt ducks! Matt swings but Dax ducks! Dax fakes Matt out, reels him in, and PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Cutler breathes again in the corner as he continues to vlog this, and the fans give this a standing ovation! Dax drags Matt up and around, and “This is Awesome!” as Dax puts Matt up top. Dax CHOPS Matt, climbs up again, but Nick ROCKS Dax and shoves him down! Cash returns but Nick fires off hands! Cash ducks to spin Nick around, APRON BACK SUPLEX! Nick staggers away and Cash goes after Matt. Matt knocks Cash away but Dax trips Matt up! Dax climbs up, Cash tags in!

Cash goes to the adjacent corner and Dax hits a SUPERPLEX! But Nick springboards up to SUPER STEINER Cash! All four men are down and all the fans are standing for this one! The standing count begins as fans chant for “A E DUB!” Matt tags Nick, they have Cash in the corner, Nick SHINING WIZARDS, ROUNDHOUSES, FOREARMS, and BULLDOG DROPKICK COMBO! Tag back to Matt, Nick goes out to PENALTY KICK Dax! Nick shoulders into Cash, SLINGSHOT FACEBUSTER to the cartwheel, ASAI MOONSAULT gets caught by Dax! BRAINBUSTER to the floor! But Matt WRECKS Dax with a dropkick!

Matt skins the cat, into Cash’s Gory Especial! GORY BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Matt survives and no one can believe it! Cash calls to Dax, fans are volcanic, and FTR coordinates. They whip Matt, BIG- NO, Nick SUPERKICKS Dax then grabs the ref! Matt stopped the code breaker to LOW BLOW Cash! Fans boo as the ref misses that! The Bucks whip Cash and steal the BIG RIG!! Cover, TWO!?! Cash survives and the fans are loving it! Matt drags Cash back up, Nick goes to a corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!! Cover off the moonsault, TWO!!! Cash survives again and Matt is beside himself! Matt tries another cover, TWO! Another, TWO!

Nick goes to the timekeeper’s area and he grabs an ROH belt. Dax intercepts and tug-o-wars with Nick! Matt hurries to get Cash but Cash rolls him in a cradle! TWO!! Nick BOOTS Dax, the ref is busy with Matt and Nick BELT SHOTS Cash!!!! Matt rolls Cash up with tights! DAX BREAKS IT!! Fans have reached that maximum level, they can’t get any more hyped up for this! But then Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Dax down! Nick goes to the corner to tag in, and they drag Cash up by his arms. Fans boo, Cash resists, B T E TRIGGER!!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! The Bucks think they’ve won, the timekeeper even rings the bell, but the ref points out what happened!!

The Bucks are furious! That can’t be, but it is! The Bucks shrug it off quickly, they know they can finish this! Tag back to Matt as all of Boston is for FTR! Nick sets up on the apron, Matt scoops Cash, but Dax intercepts Nick’s springboard flip! Cash turns the gut wrench around on Matt, too, Dax slingshot POWERBOMBS Nick while Cash TOMBSTONES Matt!! Cash hurries, tag to Dax, and FTR hurry to get Matt up! They have the arms! Matt SPITS in their faces, so F T R TRIGGER!! And they even steal the kisses on both cheeks! BIG FREAKIN’ RIG!!! Cover, FTR wins!!!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall (still ROH & AAA Tag Team Champions)

Tony Schiavone wants to know if there’s such a thing as a 10 star match, and y’know what? That might be what this one was! FTR keep both titles AND prove they are truly #TopGuys! The Bucks tried everything but they couldn’t outdo Cash & Dax! Will any team come even close to stopping them now?


My Thoughts:

What an awesome night for Dynamite! Commentary itself was saying this was a PPV level card, and it came damn close. Cole VS Christian was a great opener, and naturally Cole won to keep going up the AEW singles ranks. And of course reDRagon went after Christian to bring Jurassic Express out, along with Hangman coming out to confront Cole. Hangman is becoming Texas Deathmatch man, and that is awesome. He and Cole are going to tear it up on that Rampage. Jurassic Express has a great promo calling out reDRagon and they’re going to have a great match for the tag titles next week.

But then AEW is again undercutting their own Battle of the Belts special. If the tag titles are next Dynamite, and if the world title is on Rampage, the only title match right now for BOTB II is the women’s title! Rosa, Nyla and Vickie had a good promo vignette, and I suppose the women’s titles could both get the spotlight on BOTB II, since Jade and Sterling had a good promo to run down Marina Shafir. But again, two title matches doesn’t make much of a special. As I’ve said because they’ve been hyping this up for weeks, but Rosa will win her match, and Jade will come the closest she has to losing, but the titles stay where they are.

Samoa Joe had a great debut in AEW, Caster had a very good rap, and of course Joe is moving on into the Owen Hart Tournament. Lethal and Sonjay had a good promo to tie things in with ROH, which I feel I’ll have to keep an eye on at least now. Especially with Wheeler Yuta being the ROH Pure Champion. He had a great promo with Best Friends, and it’s all but given that he’ll join Blackpool Combat Club after this week. We got a good cue card promo from #Tammy, or #SamTay, whatever you wanna call Sammy & Tay. Of course they’re going to escalate things with American Top Team, that mixed tag is coming.

Good stuff with Wardlow again beating security guards and distracting Spears while pissing MJF off. Dean wins again, I feel like there could be a loose alliance between him, Punk and Wardlow, all the guys MJF hates. We got great stuff out of JAS and Kingston-Santana-Ortiz. It was great continuity thing to have the bashed up screen just there the whole night after Kingston tossed it. That Six Man is gonna happen, and maybe another. One with Jericho & 2Point0, the other with Jericho, Garcia and Hager. Then we’ll surely get Kingston VS Jericho II at Double or Nothing, and I bet JAS cheats so Jericho wins that.

We got awesome stuff out of the Tables match, and I do like that they made it “elimination” or however you wanna call it. Naturally, the Hardy Boyz win, and naturally AFO comes out after them, only to be backed down by Sting. As I said before, we could end this with Andrade VS Sting 1v1. Hayter and Toni have a good promo segment to hype up the tournament, and to foreshadow that this is at least a semifinal match. Shida VS Julia was great stuff, especially with Julia showing her darker side even more. It’s only a matter of time before Julia takes off that eye patch and she has the same spooky eye as Malakai Black. Deeb showing up was natural, too, and that is probably our other semifinal. Hayter VS Toni, Deeb VS Shida, winners face off in an epic finals.

Great stuff out of Team Taz brawling with Keith and Swerve, especially that Pounce to finish it. They should have a Falls Count Anywhere Tag or something, then we can get Keith VS Starks. Hell, add the FTW Championship to the BOTB II card as like a great opener to hype everyone up. And then that main event, that was no less than Tag Team Match of the Year. You cannot watch that match and act like it was less than the best tag match anywhere in wrestling today. Hell, that was good enough to be in consideration for MATCH of the year. There was nothing weak in that match, I loved every bit of it, and not only are FTR Faces now, they’re practically the top Faces, even over Jurassic Express.

My Score: 9.2/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/10/22)

MOX VS JERICHO 2!

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Can the Maniac tame the Lionheart?

Jon Moxley puts up the Interim AEW World Championship, but not against The Wizard of the Painmaker, but against LIONHEART Chris Jericho!! Will Dynamite never, ever, EEEVER… be the same, again?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King; Darby wins.
  • Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable; LFI wins.
  • Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Luchasaurus wins.
  • Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory; Starks wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho; Moxley wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King!

The Relentless One wants the House of Black’s behemoth to remember who brought him into AEW, but Brody wants to quite truly bury Darby and take his spot! Will the Coffin Drop one last time? Or will it be the House that falls?

Darby attacks Brody in the dark! The bell rings and fans are thunderous as Darby fires off on Brody in a corner! Brody shoves him away, runs in but into BOOTS! Darby gets his skateboard covered in tacks and SMACKS Brody with it! And again! Fans fire up more as Darby DIGS the tacks into Brody’s forehead! Brody fights it off, but he’s bleeding already! Darby stalks Brody while fans lose their minds! Brody bails out, Darby runs in but Brody ducks the board strike to DECK Darby! And then Brody TOSSES Darby over the timekeeper’s table! Brody BREAKS Darby’s board! But then Darby CLOBBERS Brody!

Darby dribbles Brody’s head off railing! Then off the steel steps! Brody’s blood is replacing his face paint! Darby BITES Brody but Brody shoves him away. Brody gets in the ring, Darby climbs up, but Brody choke grips! Darby DIGS his fingers at the eyes and then hops on top, SUPER CODE RED!! Fans are thunderous again as Brody flops away to the far side. Darby scurries over to push Brody off the apron and to the floor. Darby drags Brody by his arms but that’s some serious dead weight. Brody picks Darby up to RAM him into railing! Darby clutches his ribs, Brody CHOPS him off his feet! There’s a lot of blood painting ringside and it’s all from Brody!

Brody drags Darby up and runs him into more railing! The front row ends up moving back a bit from that one! Brody has to wipe his blood away, then he drags Brody up to whip him into more railing! Darby goes up and over while Brody roars and AEW goes picture in picture.

Brody stalks after Darby into the crowd, drags him up and gorilla presses, to TOSS Darby back to ringside! Brody then drags Darby up to CHOP him against the apron! Brody stalks Darby, scoops him and SLAMS him! Brody then gets a lot of space, for the SENTON! Brody storms around, looks under the ring, and finds a TABLE! Fans fire up to see that! Brody gets the table in the ring, then goes back to fetch Darby. Brody drags Darby up to RAM him into even more railing! And then he gets another TABLE! Brody sets this table up outside the ring and drags Darby up off the floor. Brody CHOPS Darby towards the table, then gets a THIRD TABLE!

Brody sets this table up next to the second, but the leg breaks off! Brody throws that defective table aside while AEW returns to single picture. Brody puts Darby on the one table, then climbs up the corner! SUPER SPLASH through the table but NOT Darby! Darby avoids certain destruction and the fans fire up behind him. Darby drags himself up with the apron skirt and then the ropes. Brody crawls around and Darby has a wild look in his eyes, but then the lights go out! The lights come back on and it’s Malakai Black AND BUDDY MATTHEWS! Darby doesn’t care how many targets there are, he still builds speed! But Julia Hart trips him up! The FULL House is here!

Buddy CHOP BLOCKS Darby! Buddy stomps away while fans boo and Malakai gets in the ring. POP-UP KNEE from Buddy, and he gives Darby MURPHY’S LAW! Malakai walks over, crouches by Darby and Buddy steps up the table in the corner. Malakai puts Darby up against the table and Brody barks from the corner. Brody runs in, to CANNONBALL through the table! And this time, Darby IS part of the crash! Fans chant for Sting as Buddy and Malakai drag Darby from the wreckage, and then Buddy opens the coffin. But inside, it’s STIIIIING! Sting has his baseball bat, and he JAMS, and CRACKS and SMACKS Buddy!!

Sting whips Buddy hard into steel steps! Buddy tumbles over and Sting gets in the ring,. Malakai sits down, Brody stagger sup, Sting CLOBBERS Brody with it. Sting throws the bat to Malakai?! Sting is daring Malakai to try something, but Malakai thinks better of it. Fans boo as Malakai walks away, and he tells Brody he has to finish this. Sting slowly follows Malakai as he leaves, not letting this one go! Fans fire up, and Darby DIVES! He hits Brody towards the coffin but into the lid! The coffin closes and Darby opens it back up. Brody throws body shots and then RAMS Darby into more railing! Brody scoops and SLAMS Darby on the steel steps!

Brody closes the coffin, moves it around, then opens it back up. Brody drags Darby up and scoops him onto his shoulder. Brody goes up the steps, then to the apron. Darby fights back! Darby slips off and grabs Brody’s steel chain! Brody drags Darby into the SLEEPR, but Darby ROCKS Brody with the STEEL CHAIN FIST! And then he CHOKES Brody with the chain!! Brody suffers the hangman’s sleeper, and then Darby lets him go! Brody tumbles right into the coffin and it closes! DARBY WINS!

Winner: Darby Allin

The coffin didn’t drop, but it did slam shut! Darby survives this quite horrific battle with Brody, but will things only escalate with Buddy Matthews back and Sting going after Malakai?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“Y’know, I was thinking. Since y’all’re coming at me with your ‘interim’ just about every two seconds, and we already have the FTW belt, just for fun, what if we called this the FYI belt? Just an idea. This was forged in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Piccadilly. And just like the famed Hart Dungeon in Calgary, this championship is about pain and how much you can endure. For over two decades, we have watched the last survivor of the Dungeon, ‘Lionheart’ Chris Jericho, and we have watched his fighting spirit on full display. Tonight, I’m going to test it. And I am going to push it to its breaking point. And Chris, if your fighting sprit doesn’t break, your body will.”

 

Chris Jericho responds!

“After two and a half years, tonight, Chris Jericho takes back what’s rightfully his. Tonight, I will become the new AEW World Champion! I’m gonna beat ya, Moxley, and I’m gonna tell ya why. You wanted to face Lionheart Chris Jericho. You wanted to face the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon. Well be careful what you wish for, Mox! Cuz Stu wasn’t some kind of loveable old man, no. He was vicious! He was violent! He was a sadist! And the pain he put me through is something I never wanted to think about again. Until tonight.

“You talk about painting the canvas red with blood and scattering teeth across the ring. Well you can fix a tooth. You can heal a cut. But what I’m gonna do to you isn’t so easily fixable. I’m gonna twist you, Mox. I’m gonna turn you, and wrench the sh*t outta you tonight! I was the first AEW World Champion, and tonight, Lionheart Chris Jericho, the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon, will be the NEXT AEW World Champion! I guaran-effing-tee it!!”

 

Next week, the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament begins!

Culminating with the final at All Out on September 4th, 2022, the opening round will be: Death Triangle VS Will Ospreay & Aussie Open! The House of Black VS The Dark Order! Best Friends VS The Trustbusters! And La Faccion Ingobernable, now adding DRAGON LEE to the team, against the Young Bucks, and whoever they choose to join them. But who will that be? We’ll have to wait and see!

 

Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable!

Speaking of all those great trios, Death Triangle’s Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix are taking on Andrade El Idolo & Rush in an unbridled battle of lucha libre! Will Penta & Fenix show everyone the power of #CeroMiedo? Or will LFI make AEW tranquilo?

The bell rings and since no one needs to tag, Penta and Andrade get in each other’s face. Rush and Fenix stare down, too, and the brawl just fires off! They haymakers fly, Fenix knees Rush and Andrade DECKS Penta. Rush whips Fenix to a corner to clothseline, then he and Andrade stomp the brothers. Fans are torn as Andrade fires up. Penta yanks ANdrade back to GAMANGIRI! Rush runs in to DECK Penta! Fenix SOBATS Rush, then runs corner to corner, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into the corner! Andrade rusn now, but into a SLINGBLADE from Penta! Rush tears off his shirt and throws it at Penta!

Fans fire up as Penta and Rush circle. Penta goes to headlock but Rush shoves him away. Things speed up, Rush CHOPS on the run! Penta CHOPS back! Rush fires up, Penta runs, but into a ROLLING ELOW! Rush runs, into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Rush bails out and regroups with Andrade. Penta builds speed but Andrade and Rush split up. Penta chooses Rush but Andrade trips him up! Fenix watches Andrade to then DIVE onto Rush! Direct hit into railing and Fenix puts Rush in. Penta gets Rush up but Fenix DIVES to take out Andrade at the ramp! Penta half nelsons, pump handles KARMA!! Cover, TWO!!

Fans are thunderous with “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix climbs up and Penta tucks Rush in, but Andrade shoves Penta over to thwart the driver! Fenix jumps into a DROPKICK! But Penta SUPERKICKS Rush! Only for Rush to POWERSLAM Penta! Fenix KICKS Rush, then runs and jumps, but into a double hip toss SLAM onto Penta! Rush and Andrade double cover the brothers, TWO!! Both Penta and Fenix kick out and fans rally up. Andrade rains down fists on Penta, and Rush CHOPS Fenix out of the ring. Fans rally as LFI fist bump then DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! Direct hit on both brothers at the ramp and fans fire up!

AEW goes picture in picture as Andrade puts Penta in the ring. Rush RAMS Fenix into railing while Andrade covers, TWO! Penta keeps his team in this and he goes to the apron. Rush CHOPS Fenix against railing, then drags him up to whip into more railing! Rush snampares Fenix and uses camera cable to LASH him! Andrade hits a DDT onto a chair! Rush CHOKES Fenix with the cables! Andrade leaves Penta behind to bring Fenix up and into the ring. LFI kick Fenix around, fans rally behind “CERO! MIEDO!” but LFI go out after Penta! They mug Penta, stomp him down, then Rush grabs a chair! Andrade has Rush hold on, that’d be a disqualification.

Andrade puts Penta in the ring and he boots Penta down! Andrade clamps onto Penta with an armlock while Rush snapmares Fenix into a neck wrench. Rush is digging at Fenix’s mask! Andrade sits Fenix up and has Rush run, and he basement dropkicks Fenix down! AEW returns to single picture as Andrade puts Penta in a corner and CHOPS him! LFI double whips Penta corner to corner, then Rush runs in. Penta dodges to SUPERKICK Andrade, GAMANGIRI Rush, then wheelbarrow victory roll, FLYING DDT on Rush! Fans fire up as Fenix knuckle locks and CHOPS Andrade to go up and up and FLYING RANA Rush!

Penta swings on Andrade but Andrade ducks. Andrade shoves Penta to a corner and follows him, but Penta goes up and over and BACKSTABBERS! Cover, TWO! But Penta and Fenix wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rush runs in, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans fire up and Fenix runs in to get a boost from Penta, BIG SPLASH on Rush! Cover, Andrade breaks it! LFI regroups while fans are thunderous! The brothers say uno, dos, tres! SUPERKICKS! LFI bails out and fans shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Now the Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! They return the favor and the fans fire up for the Latino Heat!

Fenix puts Andrade in and fans chant “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Fenix climbs, to FROG SPLASH onto knees! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and Andrade is frustrated. Rush returns and fans rally up. LFI drags Fenix up and they set him up, but Fenix ducks and the SUPERKICK hits Rush! Andrade hurries to reel Fenix in but Fenix fights the hammerlock! Penta SUPERKICKS Andrade! Rush SHOTGUNS Penta! Andrade pounds the mat and fans fire up! Andrade runs corner to corner, CIEN KNEES for Penta! But Fenix JUMP SOBATS Andrade! Rush shoves Fenix to a corner but Fenix BOOTS back! Fenix goes up and up, and leaps into a POWERBOMB!

But Penta SOMERSAULT CUTTERS Rush! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down on the mat! A standing count starts, someone has to stand up! We’re at 5 of 10, then 7! Penta is on the apron with Andrade but Rush rushes in, into a GAMANGIRI! Penta reels Andrade in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But it isn’t a package piledriver, it’s a DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again as Penta and Fenix get Rush on the apron. Penta reels Rush in and hooks him up but Rush fights! Penta CLUBS away on Rush, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, but Andrade trips up the tightrope walk! Rush KNEES Penta down!

LFI goes after Fenix, but Fenix ROCKS Andrade! Rush HEADBUTTS Fenix! Fenix wobbles but stays on his feet, so Andrade ELBOW DROP DDTs! Cover, TWO!! Rush intercepts Penta with another knee and then ties the tail of his mask to the ropes! Andrade helps tie a double knot, and fans boo as LFI uses Penta’s lucha tradition against him! But Fenix SUPERKICKS Andrade! Only to turn around into Rush’s SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK! Rush drags Fenix up and tucks the arms, STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, PENTA LEAVES HIS MASK TO BREAK IT!!! His brother is more important than his mask!

But then Alex Abrahantes slides a spare mask in for Penta! Penta grabs for it, but Andrade stands on Penta’s hand! Andrade snatches the mask and grins. Jose CLBOBERS Alex and Andrade throws the mask away! Rush drags Penta up to TOSS Penta, but Fenix rolls Andrade! Rush breaks it!! Andrade whips Fenix into the corner and stomps away! Fans chant to someone to “THROW IT BACK!” in reference to Penta’s spare mask. Rush takes aim, BULL’S HORNS!! Rush drags Fenix up and feeds him to Andrade! LA SOMBRA DDT! Cover, LFI wins!

Winners: La Faccion Ingobernable, by pinfall

There was no saving Fenix & Penta from tranquilo! Will adding Dragon Lee only make LFI even more dangerous in the coming Trios Championship tournament?

 

The Young Bucks are on the Cutler Cam.

Matt & Nick Jackson have Brandon Cutler follow them because they need to get this on tape. The Bucks visit the Dark Order and Hangman Page. Sorry to barge in, but they mean no disrespect. They just wanted this on camera. John Silver says that’s fine, they have a BTE bit to film later anyway. Evil Uno asks Hangman and the Bucks if the rest of them should step out for this. No, no, it’s fine. The Bucks want the whole world to know this: They thank Hangman for saving them last week when he didn’t have to. Word on the street is, The Undisputed Elite are going to be around for a long time, and Hangman didn’t have to run them off.

The world has seen how the Bucks have treated Hangman, from what they’ve said to what they’ve done. They’re not proud of that and would take it all back if they could. So, Matt has been thinking and reminiscing. His favorite, most fun time of his career was when the three of them and The Elite were together, runnin’ and gunnin’ and doing this. They were building the revolution that became AEW. The friendship, the camaraderie, but then after AEW became a reality, things just got really weird. Matt knows Hangman felt that, too. Maybe it was the money, the TV time, the fame, but the Bucks got weird and selfish and if they could take it all back, they would.

So Matt just wants to say he is sorry. He means it. And… They’re here in this building, the very building Hangman won the AEW World Championship. Matt stood from afar and was so proud of Hangman, but he couldn’t even man up and say it! Hangman became a superstar! He wasn’t that other guy in The Elite, he WAS the Elite that night. Matt is so proud of Hangman, and wished he had enjoyed the journey over the destination. They can never get that time back. And Matt isn’t sure who he is anymore. He looks in the mirror and wonders if the internet trolls are right that he and Nick are awful. Maybe those people are on to something! Maybe they’re bad people.

But Matt knows one thing: when they’re around Hangman, he brings out the good in them. That is why Cutler’s camera is right here. The Bucks want to ask Hangman here and now: Will he be their third man in the trios tournament? The Hung Bucks can take on anyone! What does Hangman say? Huh? One last time! Hangman knew this would happen. He’d love to, guys, but he can’t. He knows Matt just said he was so proud of Hangman winning the world title and all that, but… The Bucks didn’t, The Dark Order did. These guys have been there for Hangman for those years The Bucks weren’t.

And in this AEW World Trios Championship tournament, Hangman feels this is The Dark Order’s chance. He feels he should have their backs the way they’ve always had his. He won’t be in the tournament at all, the Dark Order guys will be the team. So Hangman can’t be in their corner and in the Bucks’ corner at the same time. Hangman is sorry, but the Bucks get that. Hangman does know the Bucks should find someone who would never turn their backs on them. The Bucks get that. It’s fine. They can talk later. Good luck, Dark Order! Cutler asks The Bucks if they think Hangman meant him for the tournament. SHUT UP, BRANDON!

 

Jungle Boy is here!

Fans swing their arms and sing along while the pyro goes off! Jungle Jack is joining commentary for this one, but he doesn’t feel it’ll be that long. Because it’s LUCHASAURUS!

Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake!

Jurassic Express is united, but JB is letting the wrestling dinosaur run his own course. Will Luchasaurus go all Godzilla on one half of the Workhorsemen?

The bell rings and Henry rushes in with forearms, but Luchasaurus TOSSES him to a corner! And then clotheslines! Luchasaurus hauls Henry up to pop him around for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Henry flounders, JD coaches him up, but Luchasaurus storms up on him. Henry ENZIGURIS, but Luchasaurus doesn’t budge! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Henry down! Luchasaurus hauls Henry back up, for the FOSSILIZER! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!

Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall

JB knew he wouldn’t be here long. But wait, Christian Cage is applauding from the back. “Impressive win, Luchasaurus. Now, Jungle Boy, I was gonna go out there and rip that headset off your head and slap the s*it outta you, right here, right now, but I decided the people of Minneapolis, they don’t deserve to see me in person.” JB throws off the headset as Christian says he is having way too much fun- OH NO! JB found Christian but security stops him from tearing into Christian! Captain Charisma runs off, Luchasaurus CLOBBERS the security! CHOKE SLAM onto a trunk! AEW producer Pat Buck rushes in, but gets a HEADBUTT for it!

JB tells Luchasaurus to take it easy, and make sure Pat’s okay. JB goes off to hunt down Christian, will he finally get his hands on the sleazy legend?

 

Miro speaks.

“Malakai. You’ve put me through changes, dragged me into the dark, but then I saw Hell was empty. Because all the devils are here.” Julia Hart walks over?! She tells Miro, “Embrace the gift. Give into it like I did.” Miro removes Julia’s hand from his face, and says there is only one woman who can touch The Redeemer, and Julia is not her. Tell the Pagans that he accepts their gift, and that he will own it so that he may use it to destroy them. “My warpath to my God is clear now. And it leads directly through The House of Black. These are the words of the Redeemer!” Will Miro join Sting and Darby in their fight against Malakai and his minions? Or is he going to destroy them on his own?

 

Backstage interview with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.

Mark Henry asks Hobbs if it is safe to assume, that after what happened last week, that he is done with Ricky Starks? Hobbs chuckles, but before he can answer, QT Marshall & The Factory walk over. QT tells Mark that this isn’t Will Hobbs, it’s POWERHOUSE Hobbs. And is he done with Starks? Hobbs left some crumbs, but tonight, Aaron Solo and The Factory sprinkles those crumbs around like parmesan cheese on mama’s spaghetti. And Hobbs doesn’t need to worry about a guy like Starks. Look at him! QT sees a world title in Hobbs’ future. The Factory can handle Starks, “because nobody says no to The Factory.”

Hobbs tells QT, “Don’t let your problem become mine.” Hobbs then leaves and Mark looks to QT. Will The Factory take Hobbs’ warning seriously? Will Starks make an absolute fool out of QT when he takes on Solo tonight?

 

Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are here!

They go to the ring, all fired up and dressed to the nines. Sonjay gets a mic to say he’s on a high! Did the fans see Battle of the Belts last Saturday? They did to Wardlow the unthinkable. “Nobody has done to Wardlow what we did last Saturday night. Satnam Singh, One in a Billion, 7’4″, he choke slammed Wardlow right through a table! Wardlow was like 20 feet high up in the air!” Satnam rocks! But Wardlow, you may think that they’re done with you, but they’re not done by a long shot! Lethal gets the mic to say that last Saturday, they sent a message. The message is A) Defend the TNT Championship against Lethal one more time, or B) they come find him and just take the title!

Fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” and wouldn’t you know? Here comes Wardlow! Wardlow says Lethal wants another shot? Then he’s got it! But for tonight, eh whoops all three of their asses! And wait! Following behind are the TOP GUYS! F T R!! Fans are fired up for Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, draped in gold from ROH, NJPW and AAA! This unofficial Pinnacle reunion storms its way to the ring, so Lethal and his boys bail out! Sonjay looks for something under the ring, but there’s nothing good. Cash dares someone to get in the ring, but Lethal’s group flanks them. Lethal rushes in, but Wardlow blocks hi and ROCKS him, into the BIG RIG!

Lethal bails back out and Sonjay checks on him. Lethal’s crew retreats for now, will Wardlow and FTR stay Top Guys in AEW?

 

Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Tony Schiavone is with Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, Matt Menard and Anna “Jay AS” but Parker has him shush. Menard says he can feel it! The world can feel it! Daddy Magic’s lucky red jacket is here, and history will be made tonight! Moxley, it’s been a hell of a run, but it comes to an end TONIGHT! Because tonight is the Jericho Championship Appreciation Party! Did you see the spread?! There’s hors d’oeuvres, amuse-bouche, even a fondue fountain! And Schiavone, you are NOT invited! But best yet, they’ve got A Little Bit o’ the Bubbly! It’s time for the AEW Galaxy to APPRECIATE US!

And while talking about appreciation, you know who should appreciate Garcia? Bryan Danielson. Bryan got another paid vacation with his family and that garden. Garcia put Bryan to sleep and owns him now. He is the Dragonslayer! Anna then shouts at a random stage hand and says if they don’t believe Garcia is the Dragonslayer, she’s gonna choke them out!! And then she does!! Will the JAS be celebrating with Le Champion after tonight’s main event?

 

Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory!

The Absolute may be without his FTW Championship and without Team Taz, but he is not about to pay for protection or join up with QT Marshall’s mockery of a mafia. Will Starks prove to his other former tag partner that he’s still a dangerous man? Or will Solo show him the power of The Factory?

Solo rushes Starks the second he’s in the ring but Starks dodges! The bell rings and Starks fires off hands with Solo! Fans fire up but Solo ROCKS Starks. Solo whips Starks to a corner but Starks comes back to CLOBBER Solo! Starks then dodges Solo to back drop him, and strike his pose! Fans fire up, and Starks whips Solo. Solo reverses, Cole Karter trips Starks up, and Solo CLOBBERS Starks! But the ref saw that and EJECTS Karter! So much for his two dimes in this match. Solo is mad and he storms up on Starks but Starks CHOPS him! Solo ROCKS Starks, fires off hands in the corner, then stomps a mudhole in.

The ref counts, Solo lets off at 4, and he talks trash on Starks while fans rally behind Starks. Solo stands Starks up, throws hands and then SLAPS Starks! Solo grins but Starks scowls. Solo and Starks clinch, Starks shoves Solo away and the hands start flying! Starks ROCKS Solo again and again then whips, but Solo reverses. Starks JAWBREAKERS, then dodges Solo to TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up and Starks runs to BOOT Solo! Starks reels Solo in, strikes his pose, and underhooks to lift, but Solo RANAS free! Solo kicks but Starks blocks and side steps, then ducks the Screw High Kick to SPEAR Solo on the return!! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

That was an absolutely exciting finish to the match! QT sends the Freak Beast to the ring, with a chair! Starks sees him coming, dodges that chair shot, and hits a SPINEBUSTER! Starks calls out Hobs with that one! And then he underhooks Comoroto, only for Solo to CLOBBER Starks from behind! Comoroto gets the chair back, but Starks sends Solo into Comoroto! Starks bails, but he sees QT and Ogogo storming down the ramp! Starks goes up and over the railing, QT tumbles as he tries to follow, and Starks gets away! Hobbs is in the back, and he rips the TV off the mount and slams it down! Powerhouse is pissed that Starks survives, will he have to handle Starks himself?

 

Backstage interview with Gunn Club.

Billy is telling his boys to toughen up, but Lexi Nair asks them about how they’re feeling after the Dumpster Match loss. Funny she should bring that up, because they were just going over that. Billy was trying to figure out how, in one night, these two could RUIN the only match Billy made famous! This is what makes Billy miss The Acclaimed. But wait, Stokely Hathaway walks in? He tells “Grandpa Ass” that it’s time to go to bed, it’s after 8 PM! They’ve got some Ensure in catering, maybe Billy can go get himself a bottle. As for the Gunn boys, they can start taking their careers a little more seriously.

Billy grabs the card away from Stokely. “The jokes are old and funny, but you’re about to have a really bad day.” Stokely says alright, that’s fine. Stokely leaves, and Billy says to make it up to Austin & Colten, they have a match for Rampage. But then Danhausen walks in! He and “the big bearded fellow” will see the Ass Boys this Friday. Don’t touch them! Get away. Who is Danhausen talking about for his tag team partner? Trent?

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Speaking of Trent, Schiavone is with Trent, Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy because they had something they wanted to show everyone. Cassidy high-fives Trent and Chuck, is this what he was talking about? But then the Trustbusters, Ari Daivari, Slim J & Parker Bourdeaux, walk over. Ari has Slim J get the mic to hold it for him. Ari says he’s been trying to get a hold of Cassidy all week! But Cassidy hasn’t answered any of Ari’s texts, calls or emails! Now that the trust has kicked in, Ari is investing in the best talent in AEW. He wants to bring Cassidy to superstardom, and all he’s gotta do is ditch the morons right here!

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Cassidy doesn’t know what Ari’s talking about, but whatever his question is, the answer is no. Trent & Chuck back him up. Is that it? The final answer is no? Alright, that’s fine. They’ll learn first hand what happens to people who say know to Daivari Dinero! Will the Trustbusters beat the Best Friends right out of the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament? Or will it be more like the other way around?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Madison Rayne!

The undefeated streak and inaugural title reign continue as #ThatBitch is 35-0! But she’s up against a FIVE-TIME Women’s World Champion and THREE-TIME Women’s Tag Team Champion. Will Madison reign in AEW? Or will the storm that’s coming make Madison quake by the lake?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Madison is the one, or just another one.

Jade and Rayne get face to face and fans rally up. Jade shoves Rayne down but Rayne is right back up! Jade applauds Rayne, kisses her on the forehead, pats her on the top of her head, then offers a handshake. Rayne fires off forearms instead! Rayne whips, Jade blocks, then reels Rayne in for a knee! Jade CLUBS Rayne, storms up and kicks her low, and Rayne goes to a corner. Jade runs in but Rayne goes up! Jade hits buckles and Rayne hits a missile dropkick! Fans fire up as Jade bails out and Kiera fans her off. Rayne goes to the apron, Jade avoids the Penalty Kick to Electric Chair! Jade pops Rayne around, but Rayne throws hands to RANA Jade away!

Rayne stalks Jade, SHOVES her into railing, then fires up! Fans fire up with Rayne but Jade gets in the ring. Rayne gets on the apron, and the ref watches Kiera! Rayne tells her not to even, and Kiera backs off. Rayne gets in, Jade SPEARS her outta nowhere! And then kips up! Fans fire up as Jade flexes, and AEW goes picture in picture.

Rayne crawls to the apron but Jade storms over. Rayne shoulders into Jade, Jade ROCKS Rayne, then suplexes Rayne up and into the ring! A hard landing and both women are down! Kiera coaches Jade up but Rayne gets to the corner. Jade runs in and fires off forearms! Jade then TOSSES Rayne across the way! Jade says taht’s why she’s 35-0! Jade does push-ups and fans cheer her on. Jade then storms up on Rayne to stomp her in the corner. Jade TOSSES Rayne the other way now, then dribbles, into a BOOT! Rayne goes up again, but Jade ROCKS her first! Jade trophy lifts Rayne off the corner and carries her around, to then DROP her!

Fans fire up for Jade’s power and Kiera says that’s right! Jade looms over Rayne, stomps her around, kicks her around, and talks trash. Jade pie faces Rayne but Rayne throws body shots! Jade CLUBS Rayne, drags her up and DCKS her! Rayne goes to a corner, Jade drags her up and ROCKS her again. Jade whips Rayne corner to corner hard and Rayne falls down. Jade mocks Rayne’s pain then stomps Rayne more. Jade dribbles and runs corner to corner to DUNK on Rayne! Jade keeps dribbling and she drags Rayne back up. Rayne throws body shots again but Jade CLUBS her down. Jade drags Rayne up to suplex and hold her up!

AEW returns to single picture as Jade still has Rayne in the stalling suplex, with one arm! Then the SLAM! Jade covers, TWO! Kiera is upset, and she tells fans to shut up about the two! Jade drags Rayne up, but Rayne JAWBREAKERS! Jade staggers, Rayne gets up and throws forearms! Fans rally, Rayne CHOPS and forearms on repeat! Jade spins Rayne but Rayne kicks low. Then ENZIGURIS! Jade staggers again, Rayne reels Jade in, turns Jade and hits a NECKBREAKER! Rayne fires up and goes to the corner. Fans fire up as Rayne climbs, and Jade staggers up into the BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Rayne drags Jade back up, Jade throws body shots, but Rayne has a GUILLTOINE! Jade powers Rayne up, but Rayne makes it a SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and Rayne is shocked! Rayne sees Kiera on the apron and grabs her by her hair! Jade rushes in, Rayne dodges and the BOOT gets Kiera! Rayne rolls Jade up, TWO!! Rayne kicks but misses, Jade BOOTS Rayne down! Jade drags Rayne up, chicken wings her, but Rayne switches to knee low! CROSS- NO, Jade slips through to chicken wing! JADED! Cover, Jade wins!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

THIRTY-SIX! Jade has one 36 singles matches in a row, no losses anywhere on her record, and she just crossed off a big name. But wait! That Baddie fan in the crowd hops the railing, and it’s ATHENA! The Fallen Goddess was in disguise, and Jade turns around into a HAYMAKER! Athena fires off on Jade, whips her to ropes, but Kiera helps Jade get away! Fans boo but Athena snatches up the TBS Championship! Will Athena be the one to finally dethrone #ThatBitch?

 

Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm.

Schiavone says it was a big week for #ThunderStorm last week, from that tag team defeat to the successful AEW Women’s World Championship defense at Battle of the Belts III. But a big announcement here: Kris Statlander is injured and cannot compete, making Toni Storm the #1 contender once again. Rosa says in this sport, this happens all the time, and they have to rise to the occasion. This isn’t what Rosa wanted but it is what it is. Storm agrees, she didn’t see it going down like this, either. But next week, Storm will be in action and plans to keep the momentum going. And Storm’s main goal is to be AEW Women’s World Champion.

Rosa says she wishes Storm luck in her match, but they’ll talk about a possible title match after that. Will #ThunderStorm be torn apart by the gold?

 

AEW has more for Rampage’s Quake by the Lake!

After being called out again and again by Daniel Garcia, Bryan Danielson will make his return to address his status! Plus, we’ll hear(?) from the FTW Champion, the Handsome Devil, HOOK! And it turns out, Danhausen’s “big bearded guy” is none other than ERICK REDBEARD!! It will be the debut of #Beardhausen in a match with the Gunn Club! And ahead of their Trios match with Best Friends, Ari Daivari sends out his heavy hitter, Parker Boudreaux, against the returning Sonny Kiss! Plus, Ari Daivari himself is in action, against Orange Cassidy! Will Daivari get to personally show Cassidy why it was a bad move to reject him?

Then, after their big Street Fight win just last Friday, Swerve in Our Glory is back to speak on the state of the AEW World Tag Team Championships! And lastly, #SamTay, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti Melo, bring the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships to AEW, and defend them against Dante Martin & Skye Blue! Will the newlyweds lose their gold to Angel Dorado & Cielo Azul?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

As part of the Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon crossover, it will be Dragonslayer VS American Dragon! Daniel Garcia VS Bryan Danielson, the REMATCH! And it will be BEST TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS!! Will Red Death get the better of Bryan again? Or will Bryan be the one doing the slaying this time?

 

Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho!

As far as The Maniac is concerned, there is nothing “interim” about what he’s been doing! He says he IS the AEW World Champion, no matter when or where CM Punk returns in the future. Likewise, Jericho vows to become the new AEW World Champion here tonight, because he’s bringing out the Lionheart! He even uses the classic theme and some NJPW highlights! Will this be more than a nostalgia trip for everyone tonight? Or will Moxley refuse to lose the belt he’s fought so hard to get back?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if a Wild Thing can tame a Lionheart!

Fans are fired up already with the bell, Jericho flips Moxley off! Moxley just flips Jericho off in return! They circle, tie up, and Jericho arm-drags! Moxley is mad already as Jericho grins. The two reset, slowly circle, and they tie up again. Jericho arm-drags again and now Moxley is getting frustrated. Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers and circles with Moxley again. They knuckle lock, go for a test of strength, and fans duel. Jericho powers Moxley back, headlocks, but Moxley pries free to headlock and hits the takeover. Jericho headscissors, Moxley kips free and fans cheer the new standoff.

Jericho and Moxley tie up again, Moxley shoots in, around and headlocks. Jericho powers out, Moxley rams shoulders, and neither man falls. Jericho shouts at Moxley, then runs, to ram Moxley! Moxley just SLAPS Jericho, so Jericho SLAPS back! Moxley kicks low and underhooks but Jericho trips Moxley up! Jericho has the legs, but Moxley resists the turnover and spins to throw Jericho away! Both men get up, Jericho wrenches and hammerlocks to then drag Moxley down for a Mexican Jave armbar! Jericho throws elbows into Moxley’s neck, fans rally up with “SKOL! SKOL! SKOL!” and Jericho shifts from that hold to a leglock clutch!

Moxley endures as Jericho keeps him hovering off the mat! Moxley fights and squeaks out, to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho CHPOS, Moxley CHOPS, repeat! Moxley eggs Jericho on then forearms to a snapmare and KICK! Moxley flips Jericho off again, then dares him to getup. Jericho stands, kicks and snapmares to KICK in the back, and neck wrench! Jericho pulls on Moxley’s earring! AND RIPS IT OUT!! Fans can’t believe how vicious Jericho is! Jericho drops the earring while Moxley gets to the apron. TRIANGLE JUMP DROPKICK! Moxley is hit and tumbles to the floor! Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers while AEW goes picture in picture.

Jericho shows off the earring again, Moxley writhes on the outside, and the ref reprimands about the earring. Jericho flips everyone off and goes out to put the earring on the timekeeper’s table. Jericho storms up on Moxley, throws elbows into the earlobe, and it is bleeding! Moxley staggers away, Jericho follows after and has him sit in the corner. Jericho rains down fists on that ear, then he RAMS Moxley into the railing! Jericho then soaks up the heat before going back to Moxley. Jericho drags Moxley up, puts him back in the ring, and Moxley staggers away while clutching his ear. Jericho stomps away on Moxley in the corner, focusing on the ear!

The ref reprimands, counts, and Jericho backs off at 4. Jericho drags Moxley back into a CAMEL CLUTCH! Fans rally while Moxley endures, and Jericho lets Moxley go. Jericho taunts the fans and they cheer and jeer. Moxley gets up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley runs, but into a DROPKICK! Jericho has his cocky cover, ONE! Jericho grins and paces around, then brings Moxley up for a BIG back suplex! Jericho then runs to BOOT Moxley down! Jericho continues to soak up the heat as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho flips fans off, taunts the jeering and booing, but then turns around into a LARIAT from Moxley!

Fans fire up while both men are down, and Moxley, still trying to stop his ear from bleeding, fires off hands on Jericho, Jericho hits back, Moxley fires off forearms and kicks and uppercuts! Moxley runs, but into a spin and underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Jericho runs to LARIAT Moxley down! Jericho then LIONSAULTS! He’s still got it! Cover, TWO, and Moxley gets Jericho’s arm for an ARMBAR! Jericho flails, moves around, clasps hands, but Moxley fights the grip by BENDING the fingers! ARMBAR!! Jericho fights around, throws down elbows, again focusing on the ear!

Jericho steps over, INVERTED MOTORCYCLE STRETCH! Moxley endures his arms being bent back, uses that to hook a leg and trip Jericho, for an ANKLE LOCK!! Jericho endures, rolls, kicks Moxley away, but Moxley shoots in and around to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho’s right back up! Jericho gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX Moxley! Moxley stands up but staggers about, the blood a crimson mask on that left side of his face. Jericho runs in to clothesline in the corner! And again, and again, and again! Jericho hoists Moxley up top to CHOP, then climbs up after him for the SUPER STEINER! Fans fire up as Jericho chases Moxley down! Cover, TWO!!

Jericho doesn’t bother being frustrated with Moxley’s toughness, he just goes outside to YANK Moxley into the post! And SLAM the legs against the steel! The ref reprimands but Jericho SLAMS the legs into the post again! Jericho then ties those legs up, shouts out The Hitman with the HANGING FIGURE FOUR!! The ref counts, Jericho lets go at 4! Moxley crawls and hobbles away but Jericho stalks him. Moxley catches the haymaker into a FUJIWARA, then the CROSSFACE! Jericho endures but Moxley pulls him way back! Jericho fights, but Moxley just keeps pulling back! Jericho pries at the hands, clubs at them, then rolls through to get the legs!

Moxley fights but Jericho works to turn him over! Fans fire up as Jericho keeps trying, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Jericho sits deep on the hold but Moxley endures! Fans are thunderous and dueling, and Moxley is fading! Moxley stays conscious as AEW goes picture in picture!

Moxley pushes up, fades again, but he gets a second wind! Moxley pushes up, crawls on his elbows through the bloodstains he himself has left on this mat, but his body starts giving out again! Jericho keeps sitting on the hold, but Moxley flips him off! Moxley fights forward again, manages to tuck and roll, and he throws haymakers from below! Jericho stomps Moxley in return! And then turns him again, back into the WALLS!! Moxley endures and fans are thunderous! Moxley keeps fighting, this is maybe his third or fourth wind, but he’s still so far from the ropes! AEW returns to single picture as Jericho shouts for Moxley to just quit!

Moxley crawls, and claws, and scratches, and reaches the ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets off, and he again argues with the ref that he won! Bu the didn’t, that was the ropebreak! Jericho stomps away on Moxley in frustration, then lets off as he tries to think what he has to do. Moxley stands, Jericho TRIANGLE JUMPS but Moxley tosses him to the floor! Moxley gets back in the ring, hobbles with his bad back and massive blood loss, and he gets up the corner! SUPER DIVING AX HANDLES! Then a ground ‘n’ pound at the ramp!! Fans fire up as Moxley just fires off! Moxley drags Jericho up, “This is Awesome!” as this returns to the ring.

Moxley climbs the corner again, leaps, into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho shoots Moxley down, covers him, TWO!!! Even after everything, Moxley is still in this! Jericho stands and Moxley sits up, and Moxley eggs Jericho on! So Jericho BOOTS him down! Jericho rains down fists on Moxley, tells him to stay down, then he rips off a buckle pad! The ref reprimands and tries to fix that one, but Jericho just rips off another one! Again, the ref reprimands and tries to fix the buckle pad, but Jericho calls to someone. Someone tosses Floyd the Baseball Bat in, but WAY over Jericho’s head! Sammy Guevara’s in the crowd and realizes how bad he did.

Jericho chases to get Floyd, then rushes in to CLOBBER Moxley! The ref was too busy with buckle pads to see it! Cover, TWO!?!? Moxley survives the Sammy screw job?! Jericho gets the legs, but Moxley makes it a cradle, TWO! Jericho swings, into a SLEEPER!! Moxley squeezes tight, Jericho claws at the hold, but pushes Moxley into bare steel!! Moxley staggers into the JUDAS EFFECT!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!?!?! Moxley survives the unstoppable Judas Effect elbow!! No one can believe it and Jericho is furious! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow!

Jericho hurries outside, he grabs the AEW title belt, and brings it into the ring. The ref tries to stop him but Jericho just pushes past and swings on Moxley! Moxley avoids the belt shot to send Jericho into bare steel! Jericho tastes karma, and then the SLEEPER!! Jericho is fading as Moxley squeezes him into the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley rains down elbows and fists, then cranks the hold! But Jericho slips out and rains down elbows of his own! And then, LIONTAMER!!! Moxley endures Jericho’s original submission hold, but Moxley turns it around and drags Jericho down! Moxley rains down forearms to the back of Jericho’s head before the SLEEPER!!

Jericho endures, but he is bleeding from the buckle shot! Moxley traps Jericho’s arm and legs with the body scissors, fans are thunderous as Jericho keeps reaching out, BUT JERICHO TAPS!! Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still Interim AEW World Champion)

Lionheart fought his heart out, and did bring out quite a few tricks in his book, but Moxley still holds onto the title! But wait, here comes Sammy and Jake Hager! They CLOBBER Moxley and stomp him down! Fans boo as Jericho’s most faithful lieutenants mug Moxley! But wait, here comes the Blackpool Combat Club, as well as Ortiz and Eddie Kingston! Claudio Castagnoli CLOBBERS Sammy, Ortiz CLOBBERS Jericho, then Claudio hands Sammy off to Yuta so that he and Kingston can go after Hager and Jericho! Fans are thunderous, the bell is ringing, the rest of the JAS rush out! Parker, Menard and Garcia go after the BCC, they have the numbers advantage!

Jericho grabs the AEW world title, Menard sets Moxley up, but wait!! C M PUNK is here!!! The Best in the World storms out to the ring, he CLOBBERS Parker, DECKS Garcia, then dodges Sammy to RAM him into steel steps! Punk dumps Hager out, dodges the belt shot and DECKS Jericho! And again! And then Punk clotheslines Jericho up and out! Fans are electric as Punk storms around, but Moxley grabs the AEW title belt. And even with everything that just happened, it is clear that the question is now: Who is THE AEW World Champion? Punk and Moxley stare down and fans lose their minds! Moxley flips Punk off, then bumps him on the way out!

Will Moxley prove HE is the Best in the World? Or will Punk, now 100%, go all out to prove that he is the UNDISPUTED AEW World Champion?


My Thoughts:

This was another awesome event for AEW, though they didn’t do much in the way to put a theme on this. “Quake by the Lake” was a clever name but they didn’t have props to fit the theme, like camping tents or a campfire. But anyway, the Coffin match was a great opener, though I should’ve known the House of Black would get involved. Great to see Buddy is back, and great use of the lights going out to sneak Sting into the coffin. Sting VS Malakai is coming, but I wonder if they’re going to have Miro join Sting and Darby in a brutal Six Man Tag of some kind after that promo he had. Miro says as much that he’s not joining the House of Black, so that’d be a logical move to me.

I really like the bracket we’re getting for the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament. Really good interaction between Best Friends and Trustbusters to set up matches for Rampage and to give some heat to their match in the opening round. I would think Best Friends win in the tournament, as I see Parker Boudreaux beating Sonny Kiss, and Ari Daivari possibly cheating to beat Cassidy. And great to see that NJPW is sending the United Empire’s Ospreay & Aussie Open, though I don’t see them getting through Death Triangle. After that awesome Tornado Tag where LFI wins, I think they get through the Bucks and their mystery third man.

Speaking of which, great promo from Bucks, Hangman and Dark Order. This all fits within Hangman’s larger story perfectly. He can’t just go back to the guys who left him out in the cold, but he is at least back out of the tournament entirely to let whatever three of the Dark Order try to win. I have a feeling the Bucks will have no choice but to use Cutler, and then Cutler takes the lose to LFI. LFI and Death Triangle then meet in the semifinals for an awesome 3v3 version of what we got tonight. And who knows who they face in the finals, but it’ll be an awesome match at All Out. Personally, would love if it comes down to Best Friends VS Death Triangle, I still want that feud to start again.

Great squash match win for Luchasaurus, and great brawl backstage. Christian of course avoids the fight, and Luchasaurus might get (kayfabe) fined and/or suspended for headbutting Pat Buck. What is it about Pat Buck that he gets beat up by talent? Great little bit from Lethal’s group and then Wardlow and FTR. Wardlow VS Lethal 2 is going to be great, not sure if there will be a Six Man Tag as the go-home to it, because it’s so obvious Sonjay would take the loss on that one. At some point, some team from somewhere has to beat FTR for one of those three titles they hold, and I feel like it’ll be a team from AAA to get those AAA belts since FTR has had those the longest.

Good little promo from Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm getting to the tension Britt Baker was bringing up. That title match could definitely be part of All Out, but I wonder if Britt tries to take the #1 contender spot in the last few weeks before then. Good interaction from Hobbs and The Factory, but QT is making it a little too obvious they’re just copying Tony D’Angelo from NXT. Great match from Starks and Solo, and Starks makes The Factory all look like dorks. Hobbs is mad, but we know Hobbs and Starks are going to have it out between now and All Out. Good stuff from Gunn Club and Danhausen, #Beardhausen is going to be a really fun team for Rampage.

Really good match from the TBS Championship, but I will say like I did for Rampage last week, Madison Rayne doesn’t actually seem that exciting or skilled of a wrestler. She’s somehow become a multiple time champion, but nothing about what we got out of her and Jade really thrilled me. And even then, we all knew Jade was winning. But a great little ambush from Athena, I really hope Athena gets the match for All Out, and I also hope Athena gets the title. Jade’s already set an incredible bar for a singles champion in AEW, and even if she loses at All Out, Jade can easily pivot to the world title to finish out 2022.

Great group promo from the JAS to hype up the main event as well as their own stuff, and I love that we’re getting 2 outta 3 falls for Garcia VS Bryan. Awesome main event for the title, practically PPV worthy, and of course there was blood. But WOW, ripping out the earring. A little disappointing but of course Jericho cheats with help from the JAS, but in the end, Moxley still wins. Great brawl and great return from CM Punk, was not expecting him so soon. But that means they’re going to set up Punk VS Moxley for the title at All Out because duh, it’s in Chicago again. No offense to Chicago, but one day, All Out should be somewhere else. But hey, they’re getting their hometown hero there, no idea if he wins to be Undisputed AEW World Champion or not.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/9/22)

Best Friends get Dark!

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AEW Dark 2

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Before entering the AEW Trios Championship Tournament, Best Friends are in action, in separate matches! Will tonight’s Dark be Freshly Squeezed?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Isaiah Broner, Brayden Lee, James Alexander & Sam Moore; Private Party, Butcher & Blade win.
  • Anna “Jay A.S.” w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Megan Meyers; Anna wins.
  • Best Friends w/ Danhausen VS Rohit Raju & Ren Jones; Best Friends win.
  • Evil Uno & Preston Vance VS Peter Avalon & JD Drake; Uno & Vance win.
  • Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Heather Reckless & Joseline Navarro; Shafir & Nyla win.
  • Kris Statlander VS Sierra; Statlander wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Trustbusters VS Sonny Kiss, Zack Clayton & Xavier Walker; The Trustbusters win.
  • Six Woman Tag: Ruby Soho, Athena & Hikaru Shida VS Serena Deeb, Leva Bates & Emi Sakura; Soho, Athena & Shida win.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Cassidy wins.

QUICK NOTES

So it seems Ari Daivari, Parker Boudreaux & Slim J are a trio now under The Trustbusters name. Good to see Sonny Kiss back in action but Kiss, Clayton & Walker aren’t winning that one. And I’m still wondering if The Wingmen are really a thing with JD Drake also spending time with Anthony Henry as the Workhorsemen. For that matter, why wasn’t it Best Friends VS The Wingmen in a 3v3? Or are they going to use that as an easy win in the opening round of the AEW Trios Championship Tournament?


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