Once again, AEW raises the stakes!
AEW brings Double or Nothing back to Las Vegas, so place your bets! Will Hangman Page be better than the Best in the World, CM Punk?
- The Buy-In – #Hookhausen VS Tony Nese & Mark Sterling; #Hoohkausen wins.
- MJF VS Wardlow; Wardlow wins and terminates his contract with MJF.
- The Young Bucks VS The Hardy Boyz; The Hardy Boyz win.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Anna Jay; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Death Triangle; The House of Black wins.
- Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Finals: Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe; Cole wins.
- Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Finals: Britt Baker VS Ruby Soho; Baker wins.
- Mixed Trios: Frankie Kazarian, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti VS The Men of the Year & Paige VanZant; MOTY & VanZant win, Kaz and Sammy CANNOT challenge Scorpio for the TNT Championship ever again.
- Darby Allin VS Kyle O’Reilly; Kyle wins.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa VS Serena Deeb; Rosa wins and retains the title.
- Anarchy in the Arena: Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz VS The Jericho Appreciation Society; The JAS wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Jurassic Express VS Team Taz VS Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland; Jurassic Express wins and retains the titles.
- AEW World Championship: Hangman Page VS CM Punk; Punk wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Buy-In – #Hookhausen VS Tony Nese & Mark Sterling!
Two of AEW’s most popular young stars were once at odds, but the Premier Athlete made them both his enemies out of jealousy and spite. And so, the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil and the Very Nice, Very Evil overlord join forces! Will Nese & Sterling regret ever wanting them to #SendHook? And to a lesser degree, Danhausen?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up as Hook starts against Nese. They circle, Nese is not taking Hook seriously but Vegas is roaring for Hook. Nese flexes on Hook, but Hook tackles him! Nese scrambles and Sterling regroups with him! Sterling says the ref needs to get control of Hook, this is ridiculous! But Danhausen tags in? Hook allows it, Nese laughs at Danhausen because of how he put him away under 15 seconds. Nese lets Danhausen have the headlock while fans are fired up, and then Nese powers out to run Danhausen over! Fans boo but things speed up. Danhausen hurdles, but Nese fakes out the drop. Danhausen avoids the elbow drop!
Danhausen then dodges the corner splash! And Nese staggers, into a CURSE! Fans fire up but Nese feels no such curse. Danhausen hurries to a corner and BOOTS Nese, then goes up to FLYING RANA! Nese flounders, Sterling tries to get in, but Danhausen uses a CURSE! Sterling falls on his face! Sterling scrambles out of the ring to check his nose. But Nese CLOBBERS Danhausen! Nese rains down fists while the fans boo but Nese soaks it all in. Nese drags Danhausen up, bumps him off buckles, and he tags Sterling in. Sterling stomps a mudhole into Danhausen but lets off to shimmy and shake. Sterling talks trash on Hook, but Hook just sticking a leg in scares him off.
Sterling tags Nese, Nese talks trash on Hook and kicks Danhausen. Nese whips Danhausen to a corner hard! Danhausen bounces off buckles and Nese flexes. Fans boo but Nese kicks Danhausen around. Nese has Danhausen in a corner, stomps him, then tags Sterling in. Fans rally for Danhausen but Sterling suplexes him up and over! Then he “runs” to drop a leg and miss! Tag to Nese, he DECKS Hook! Fans boo but Nese brings Danhausen up, Danhausen counters the haymaker into a spin and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Hook is back, too! Danhausen crawls, avoids Nese’s grip, hot tag to Hook!
Sterling runs away to leave Nese hanging! Hook throws Nese with an uchimada! Then a HARD corner clothesline, into a TAZ PLEX! Sterling tags in?! He defends it was just an encouraging pat on the back, but Hook TOSSES Sterling into the ring! Sterling writhes, but Nese rushes in to waistlock! Hook switches, Nese tries to turn things around but Hook gut wrenches for the EL CAMINO! Hook then catches Sterling for a TAZ PLEX! Fans fire up, Hook drags Sterling back up, and slashes the throat! But Danhausen wants in? Fans want it, too! Hook shrugs and tags Danhausen in! Danhausen fires up, to cover! HOOKHAUSEN WINS!
Winner: #Hookhausen, by pinfall
And they fist bump to celebrate! Is this the beginning of a journey to the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
MJF VS Wardlow!
Try as he might, Maxwell Jacob Friedman could not keep the War Dog down under his thumb. And he couldn’t keep this match from happening, either! But can he find a way to keep Wardlow under contract and absolutely ruin the rest of his life? Or will Wardlow prove MJF isn’t better than anyone else so that the whole world knows it?
Wardlow is escorted from the holding cell and to the ring. Fans chant for “WARD~LOW,” and they tell MJF he F’d up big time! Fans erupt as soon as Wardlow walks out on stage and down the ramp. The cuffs are undone, the chanting echoes throughout the arena, and MJF bails out as soon as Wardlow steps in the ring. MJF wants Wardlow backed off so the ref has Wardlow step away. Fans want Wardlow to “F HIM UP!” in reference to MJF. MJF gets annoyed, but he gets in the ring. The bell rings, and MJF bails right back out. Fans boo but MJF just soaks up the heat. Wardlow stays cool as MJF paces around with the ring count.
MJF tells Wardlow to back off, and he does. Fans taunt MJF with, “HE SHOWED UP!” in reference to MJF apparently not doing his meet ‘n’ greets. Wardlow argues with the ref and MJF rushes in! MJF cheap shots Wardlow, but he doesn’t budge! Wardlow then reels MJF in! MJF scrambles away and fans boo. MJF tells Vegas to shut up, but then he says this is happening on his time. Wardlow goes out after MJF but MJF gets back in the ring to soak up the heat. MJF then dodges Wardlow again, except Wardlow drags him up to the apron! MJF shoulders in, slingshot sunsets, but he can’t bring Wardlow down!
Wardlow drags MJF up to reel him in! Bot MJF BITES Wardlow on the top of his head! MJF throws a forearm, then another, but Wardlow just flexes on him. So MJF pokes Wardlow in the eye! The ref reprimands but MJF doesn’t care. MJF headlocks, only for Wardlow to power up. MJF ducks and dodges, rolls under the boot, and waistlocks. Fans chant, “MJF, F U!” but Wardlow bucks the O’Conner. Things speed up, MJF drops then jumps, but Wardlow catches him! MJF hurries to RANA out of the bomb! Cover, TWO! MJF suddenly clutches his leg! Wardlow doesn’t trust that MJF’s leg is actually hurting, and neither do the fans.
The ref still has to be sure, and we all catch MJF digging the Dynamite Diamond Ring out of his trunks! MJF looks up and realizes he’s been caught. The ref takes the ring away and pats MJF on the shoulder! MJF realizes he’s dead and he begs for mercy! MJF says no one wants to see him get hurt, but fans chant, “YES WE DO!” MJF says he’ll double Wardlow’s pay! No, TRIPLE! Wait, wait, QUADRUPLE! Hmm… Wardlow shakes on it, but that’s to trick MJF. Wardlow won’t let MJF go, and he smiles. Wardlow kicks low, reels MJF in, and fans are thunderous! POWERBOMB!! Fans are loving this but we all want that “ONE MORE TIME!”
Wardlow conducts the crowd and obliges, he gets MJF up again! POWERBOMB!! But the symphony has only begun and Wardlow is feeling it! He gets MJF back up again, for a POWERBOMB!! That’s three, but we still need the quartet! Wardlow gets MJF up, for the POWERBOMB! Roll right back up, a FIFTH POWERBOMB!! Cover, Wardlow lets off?! Everyone is enjoying the karma being dealt out to MJF! Wardlow says here’s one more! Fans chant, “YES! YES! YES!” and POWERBOMB NUMBER SIX!! Well, is half a dozen enough? Fans are chanting “TEN! TEN! TEN!” Wardlow gets MJF up again and LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN here in Vegas!
Wardlow takes in a deep breath, this is cathartic! And y’know what? He agrees, let’s go to 10! Wardlow brings MJF up, POWERBOMB NUMBER EIGHT! NUMBER NINE!! The straps come down for NUMBER TEN!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (freed from his contract with MJF)
FREEDOM! “WARD~LOW” has literally thrown MJF away and is now free to sign directly with AEW! As for MJF, medics get a neck brace, backboard and stretcher to get him out of here. Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” at MJF, has Wardlow not only rid himself but all of AEW of the Scourge of the Earth?
Tony Schiavone interviews Wardlow on the stage, and he reports that Tony Khan has made Wardlow ALL ELITE! Wardlow loves seeing the graphic, as do the fans! And they chant again, “You Deserve It!” in a positive light. Now that we have #AllEliteWardlow, will we also see Wardlow become a champion?
The Young Bucks VS The Hardy Boyz!
Two tag teams that defined their generations, two tag teams that redefined tag team wrestling, and perhaps the top two tag teams ever! Matt & Nick Jackson, Matt & Jeff Hardy, Elite VS Delete, but who gets to say Vivaaa~ Las Vegas?
Fans are fired up as the teams stare down. The teams sort out and Matt Hardy says “DELETE!” Matt Jackson says “ELITE!” “DELETE!” “ELITE!” They push each other, say their catchphrases, and then they tie up. Hardy wrenches, wristlocks, but Jackson rolls, kips up and breaks to dropkick! Fans fire up as Jackson soaks up the heat. Nick says that was too easy for his Matt. The Matts tie up again, Hardy wrenches but Jackson hammerlocks. Hardy reaches down to trip Jackson but Jackson kicks Hardy into the corner. Hardy comes back into a leg sweep, cover, ONE! Hardy sweeps now, cover, ONE!
Jackson gets in Hardy’s face and points to the imaginary watch, saying time’s up for the Hardys! Fans rally and duel, Hardy and Jackson tie up. Jackson gets around to waistlock but Hardy backs him into the corner. Hardy throws back elbows, then tag to Jeff! The Hardys double whip but Jackson avoids the double back elbows, and he power walks to tag in Nick. Nick and Jeff circle, fans rally up and the two tie up. Hardy headlocks but Nick powers out, only for Jeff to run him over! Jeff does his dance, but Nick kips up! Nick stares Jeff down, kicks low, then headlocks back. Jeff powers out, Nick runs him over, and does his own Jeff dance!
Fans boo, but Jeff trips Nick, then DECKS him! And CLOBBERS him! Nick bails out but Matt joins Jeff in mocking the Bucks Flex! Nick gets in, but he trips on the rope! Then the Hardys double clothesline Nick back out! Matt Jackson gets in but the Hardys are right on him. They double whip, double back elbow, then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Fans fire up for the Hardys while Nick & Matt regroup. Brandon Cutler is there while the Bucks talk strategy. Matt Hardy calls Nick out with “YOU SUCK!” Nick gets in but the fans start chanting for Cutler! Nick is pissed and he shoves Cutler for making this about him!
Fans boo and Nick gets in to SLAP Hardy! Tag to Matt and he shoulders into Matt. Jackson slingshots up and over but Hardy CLOBBERS him! Hardy kicks low, snap suplexes, then tags in Jeff. Nick runs in but the Hardys get him for a DOUBLE GOURD BUSTER onto Matt Jackson! The Hardys then double whip, set up, but Nick saves his brother from Poetry in Motion and GAMANGIRIS Jeff outta the air! Matt Hardy rushes Matt Jackson but gets a back elbow! Jackson goes up but Hardy CLUBS him on the back! Hardy brings Jackson out in a crucifix but Nick SUPERKICKS Hardy down! Fans are torn but the Bucks soak up all of it.
Nick drags Jeff up from the outside and puts him in. Jackson stomps Jeff while Nick tries to get fans to chant, “That was Awesome!” Fans do chant along, and Matt stomps Jeff more. Matt Jackson gets Jeff up, and he uses Jeff’s hands to tell Matt Hardy, “SUCK IT!” Jackson bumps Jeff off the buckle and Jeff falls back. Tag to Nick, SLINGSHOT SENTON FIST DROP COMBO! Nick taunts Matt with some shimmies, then he scrapes his soles off Jeff’s face. Fans fire up, Nick bumps Jeff off buckles and tags his Matt back in. The Bucks double whip, Jeff ducks to come back and DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up again and Jeff crawls, but Cutler trips Matt Hardy up!
Fans boo Cutler now but Nick applauds and gives thumbs up. Nick stomps Jeff, drags him up, and whips him to the corner. Jeff reverses, Nick reverses back and ROCKS Jeff! Nick pie faces, goes up the corner, WHISPER IN THE WIND FLOPS as Jeff moves! Jeff goes up, steadies himself a moment, then shows Nick how to WHISPER IN THE WIND! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans fire up again and rally as they crawl for their corners. The standing count is climbing, hot tag to Matt Hardy! Hardy rallies on Nick, whips him to ropes, then DECKS him! Hardy gives Nick “DELETE!” buckle bumps over and over!
Matt Jackson rushes in but Hardy gets him for forearm after forearm! Then he gives Jackson “DELETE!” buckle bumps! Cutler gets up, HE gets “DELETE!” buckle bumps! Cutler flops to the floor, SIDE EFFECT for Nick! Cover, TWO!! Hardy shrugs that off, he wants the Twist! Hardy kicks low but Nick shoves him away, and Matt Jackson holds ropes to dump Hardy out! Nick then goes to the apron, PENALTY KICK! The Bucks dare Jeff to bring it, and Jeff flips them off! Nick shoulders in, then slingshots, FACEBUSTER! Handspring MOONSAULT, but Hardy dodges to CLOBBER Nick! Jackson WRECKS Hardy, skins the cat, but Jeff dropkicks him!
Jeff lines up a shot on the apron, but Nick SJUPERKICKS him down! Jeff still falls on both Matts! Fans fire up and Jackson gets the Hardys both up. Nick goes up a corner, fans fire up again, SUPER CANNONBALL onto the Hardys! Fans fire up and the Bucks get Matt Hardy back in. Nick grins as he looms over Hardy and rains down fists! Nick then snarls, but Hardy eggs him on! SHINING WIZARD! Tag to Matt Jackson, he drags Matt Hardy over and Nick climbs. RISKY BUSINESS! Cover, TWO! Jackson says okay, if the moonsault and splash won’t do it, how about this? Jackson slaps Hardy around, then reels him in.
Hardy fights to switch, Jackson switches back but Hardy backs Jackson into the corner. Nick runs in, Hardy moves so the SHINING WIZARD hits Matt Jackson! Nick realizes the booboo, but he hurries back to the apron. But Hardy dodges again, PENALTY KICK hits Cutler! Fans fire up, Nick realizes the second booboo, but he runs into a back drop! Jeff is back up, he LEAPS and CLOBBERS Nick! Hardy catches Jackson for an APRON SIDE EFFECT! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down! The Hardys regroup while the ring count starts. Matt Hardy gets Matt Jackson back in and Jeff goes to their corner.
Jeff tags in, the Hardys double whip Jackson, set up and somehow, someway, POETRY IN MOTION! Direct hit and Jeff drags himself to the outside. Jeff goes up, Matt sets up, but no Twist! Matt Jackson trips and CATAPULTS Matt Hardy into Jeff! Then Nick springboards to DOUBLE STOMP Matt Hardy across Matt Jackson’s knees! Matt Jackson gets up top with Jeff, but Jeff JAWBREAKERS! Matt Jackson falls, Jeff throws off his shirt! Fans fire up again, SWANTON FLOP! Matt Jackson hauls Jeff up, to STEAL the TWIST OF FATE! Nick STEALS the SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!? WHAT!?!?
Fans are thunderous again, “This is Awesome!” and they truly mean it here. The Bucks drag Jeff up and have his arms. B T E- NO! Jeff ducks and knees hit each other! DOUBLE JAWBREAKERS! But the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK back! DOUBLE SUPERKICK for Matt Hardy, too! Fans are thunderous again and Matt Hardy tries to get his brother up. The Hardys slowly rise, but the Bucks SUPERKICK them over and over and over and over and over!! Fans fire up as the Bucks raise their hands! But the Hardys are getting back up? The Bucks tell them to stay down, Matt SPITS at Nick, Jeff flips off and SPITS at Matt!
DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Matt Hardy! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Jeff Hardy! Double covers, TWO!?!?! Vegas is electric while the Bucks are shocked! Cutler moves steel steps around for the Bucks, and they put it up on its side! Jeff probably remembers this from his match with Darby Allin not all that long ago. Matt Jackson SMACKS Jeff off them, then hauls him onto the steps. Matt climbs up with Jeff, Nick aims from the corner?! Fans are freaking out but Jeff fights Matt Jackson and Matt Hardy has Nick! Crucifix for the RAZOR’S EDGE!! Jeff SLAMS Matt Jackson on the steps and CLUBS him! Fans fire up as Matt Hardy fires down hands and Jeff climbs up!
Hardy DECKS Cutler to keep him away! Jeff aims at those steps, FULL METAL SWANTON!! TWIST OF FATE for Nick!! Cover, TWO!?! Nick survives and no one can believe it! Nick staggers around, into another TWIST OF- NO! Backslide counter, TWO!! SIDE EFFECT!! Then another TWIST OF FATE!! Jeff tags in and he goes up again! Fans are all standing for this one! SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, Hardys win!!
Winners: The Hardy Boyz, by pinfall
Jeff celebrates with the fans, then returns to celebrate with his brother! The Hardys are now, then and once again the best tag team, but will they be able to cement this legacy with some gold?
The Acclaimed Gunn Club have fun in Las Vegas!
Viva Las Vegas, the Acclaimed have arrived! And also the Gunn Club, don’t forget. Right, right, of course. ASS~ BOYS! Guys, c’mon. But hey, everyone’s jacked. They’ll document everything so Daddy can watch it back later. They’ll scissor everybody on that strip!
Billy Gunn returns later that day and finds them all passed out in their room. And the bathroom. The Ass Boys are disappointment but the Acclaimed are just hilariously adorable. Bowens is throwing up the scissors in his sleep? Billy tucks Caster in, quickly scissors Bowens, and hopes they sleep well.
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Anna Jay!
The inaugural TBS Champion is still undefeated at 31-0, and the Queenslayer is already among that number. But will Number 99’s second try be the one that gets it done? Or will the Star of the Show just be another guest star on #ThatBitchShow?
But speaking of shows, Vegas showgirls accompany Jade during her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and with the Baddies looking on, who proves they’re the baddest in AEW?
Fans rally up and the two tie up right away. Jade puts Jay in the corner, lets off, then knees her low. Jade whips corner to corner, run sin but Jay BOOTS her! Jay goes up, leaps, but Jade catches her! Jade scoops, Jay slips off and waistlocks but Jade bucks that. But Jay catches Jade for a sleeper! Jade back suplexes before the Queenslayer hold can lock in, but Jay turns for a CROSSBODY! Jay doesn’t cover, she runs and leaps, but Jade catches her! FALL AWAY SLAM! Jade kips up and fans fire up! Jade EuroUppers and kicks Jay, to then snap suplex! Jade kips up again, then CLOBBERS Jay!
Fans rally, Jade goes up the corner to the very top, and she AX HANDLES Jay down! Jade toys with Jay, then goes to another corner. Jade climbs again, Jay gets away to the far corner. Jade changes her mind, gets in and kicks Jay again. Jade uppercuts, lines up her shot, and dribbles in to back elbow! Jade then shoves Jay down, goes up the corner, but Jay trips Jade up! Jay ROCKS Jade, goes up and brings Jade up, SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up while both women are down, and the Baddies grow worried! Jade and Jay stir, fans rally up, and Jay drags herself up the ropes. Jay is in the corner, Jade runs in but into an elbow!
Jay BOOTS Jade, dodges Jade then HEEL KICKS! Jay runs but Jade rushes at her. Jay dodges to LARIAT but Jade stays up! Fans fire up, Jay runs in at the corner, but Jade puts her on the apron. Jade swings but misses, Jay HOOK KICKS! Jay pushes Jade, climbs up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Jade bails out to slow this down, but Jay pursues! Jade kicks low, but Jay shoves Jade into steps! Jade gets back in the ring, the ref is busy checking her, and the Baddies attack! But Jay kicks Kiera Hogan, then she kicks Red Velvet! Jay reels them in for DOUBLE DDTs to the floor! The Baddies are down, Jay fires up, and she gets in, but into a BOOT!
Jade drags Jay up, hooks her up, JADE- NO! Victory roll, TWO!! SUPERKICK!! Both women are down and fans fire up again! But wait! Here comes Mark Sterling! He’s still sore from losing to #Hookhausen, but he won’t let another of his clients down! Sterling complains to the ref, but he slides his crutch into the ring! Only for Jay to grab it first! Jay JAMS Jade, then uses it for the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Crutch goes bye, Jay covers, TWO!! Jade survives Sterling’s mistake and he is freaking out! But here comes JOHN SILVER! The Meatman gets Sterling with a kick and BRAINBUSTER to the floor!!
Fans fire up as Silver evens things with Sterling, but Jade gets Jay with an EYE OF THE STORM! Cover, TWO!?! Jay survives but Jade drags her up! Chicken wings for the JAD- NO! Another victory roll, and Jay sweeps the legs! QUEENSLAYER CLUTCH!! The Baddies are freaking out, the fans are thunderous, and Jade fights up to her feet! Jay holds on tight but Jade RAMS her into buckles! Jade is free, runs in, but Jay dodges! Jade hits buckles, fans fire up and duel, and Jay climbs! Jade hurries to spin Jay around on the ropes! Jade goes up after Jay, they throw elbows at each other, and now MALCOLM BIVENS/STOKELY HATHAWAY appears?!
Fans are going nuts but Jay can’t believe how many people Jade has on her side! Jay and Jade keep throwing elbows, and Jade gets those chicken wings! SUPER JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
What a stacked deck! Hathaway gets in to celebrate with The Baddies, Jade is 32-0!! But they set Jay up to teach her a lesson! Wait, here comes KRIS STATLANDER! Fans fire up as Kris stares all the Baddies down! Especially Red Velvet. And that’s not all! Here comes ATHENA!!! Formerly Ember Moon, the now #FallenGoddess is now in AEW! She stands alongside Jay and Kris against The Baddies and fans are going nuts all over again! Hathaway advises the Baddies to let this go for now, but somewhere, someway, this is going down! Who will be the one to finally give Jade Cargill that first loss?
Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Death Triangle!
Malakai Black has slowly but surely spread his influence in AEW, and has brought in Brody King and Buddy Matthews to reinforce their message. But PAC, Penta Oscuro & Rey Fenix are standing up to their intimidation because they have #CeroMiedo! Will the fearless trio take control of the darkness? Or will the House always win when it’s Double or Nothing?
The House of Black has war paint, but Death Triangle comes prepared! Pac has his own hybrid mask, and Lil’ Penta sees the team off with Alex Abrahantes. The trios are tense but they still sort out, and it’s Fenix to start against Malakai himself. Fans chant for “CERO! MIEDO!” as Fenix and Malakai circle. They tie up, and Malakai wrenches. Fenix wrenches, Malakai wrenches, but Fenix wrenches back. Malakai wrenches again but Fenix breaks free. They knuckle lock, Malakai kicks low and whips Fenix, but Fenix handsprings against ropes! Fenix swings a haymaker but Malakai ducks to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! But Fenix lands on his feet!
Fenix gets Malakai up, but Malakai blocks the haymaker to fire off a strike fest! But Fenix gets around to waistlock. Malakai switches, shoves, but Fenix RANAS! Fans rally for “LUCHA LIBRE!” as Fenix dodges to tiger feint and rewind, HEEL KICK misses as Malakai ducks! But Fenix sits down to avoid the Black Mass in time! Fenix crosses his legs as he stares Malakai down! So Malakai sits with him! Fans are fired up and then both men kip up! Malakai knees low, gets a wristlock, tag to Buddy. Buddy goes up, DOUBLE STOMPS but to Malakai’s arm as Fenix turns things around on them! Fenix pushes Buddy to the corner, but Buddy BOOTS him!
Buddy elbows Pac down but Penta ducks! Buddy goes up and over as Fenix runs in, but he turns around into a SUPERKICK! Tag to Penta, and Penta dodges and ducks, only to be sent out. Buddy runs but stops himself as Penta slithers in! Buddy says no no, and mocks Cero Miedo! Fans boo, Buddy blocks Penta’s chop and fires off his own strike fest! Foot stomp, but Penta avoids the knee! Penta mule kicks, KICKS, but Buddy ducks the roundhouse! Buddy back suplexes but Penta lands on his feet to SUPERKICK! Tag to Pac, Penta RANAS Buddy out! Then Penta hears Buddy coming, and gets right in his face!
Fans fire up as the two stare down, and Penta shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!” Then Pac SHOTGUNS Buddy! Buddy tags Brody and fans are fired up! Pac fires forearms but Brody DECKS Pac! Brody drags Pac up, ROCKS him with a right and has him in a corner. Brody CHOPS, then whips corner to corner. Brody runs in but Pac BOOTS him! Pac goes up, but Brody SHOVES him down! Brody DECKS Penta, Fenix springboards in but Brody DECKS him outta the air! Death Triangle regroups and Brody builds speed?! Only for Death Triangle to all get in! The House reinforces Brody, fans are thunderous, and the brawl is on!!
Buddy throws Penta out, Malakai throws Fenix out and Brody CLUBS Pac down! Buddy whips but Penta reverses and Buddy hits railing! Brody & Malakai double whip Pac at the corner, then Brody sends Malakai in. Pac dodges Malakai to whip back at Brody! Malakai slides under Brody and Brody runs in, but Pac gets out of the way. Malakai ROCKS Pac, but Pac still dodges Brody! Brody comes back to CLOBBER Pac! Fenix FLYING ARM-DRAGS and DOUBLE STOMPS Brody! Malakai fires off a strike fest on Fenix, step-up ELBOW! Penta runs in, springboard SLINGBLADES! Buddy is up top, METEORA!
Pac returns, he sobats, KICKS and SOBATS again, only to run into a BOOT! Buddy runs in, Pac bypasses to POISON-RANA!! Pac keeps moving, LARIAT! Fans are thunderous as all six men are down!! They cheer for “A E DUB!” Brody returns, he stalks Pac, but Pac throws body shots. Brody shoves Pac and gets him for a SCRAPBUSTER! Brody drags Pac back up, and CHOPS him back down! Tag to Malakai and they mug Pac. Malakai hauls Pac back up, KICKS him to the corner, then snapmares him into a chinlock. Pac endures as Malakai squeezes tight. Fans rally, Pac fights up, but Brody tags in. Pac arm-drags Malakai but Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Pac, Brody runs Pac over!
Buddy tags in then aims from the apron, slingshot senton! Cover, TWO! Buddy JAMS Pac with a knee, tags to Brody, and they bump Pac off buckles. Brody runs in to SPLASH Pac! Fans bark it up with Brody and he roars as he goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL! But he only gets buckles as Pac moves! Fans fire up, Pac crawls, but the House rushes in! Hot tag to Fenix and he starts firing off CHOPS! The House mugs Fenix but Fenix shoves Malakai into Buddy! Then Fenix hoists Malakai up onto Buddy’s shoulders, and he mule kicks the legs out! Buddy BOMBS Malakai! Penta gets in, SUPERKICK and SUPERKICK, then uno, dos, tres! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!
The Lucha Brothers say “CERO! MIEDO!” They DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO onto Brody & Malakai! The brothers get Brody in and “This is Awesome!” Death Triangle coordinate, Penta wheelbarrows with Fenix, VICTORY ROLL SPLASH while Pac MOONSAULTS! Double cover, TWO!!! Brody survives but Death Triangle just regroups. Fenix fires up, “ANIMO!” Fans fire up with Fenix, and he brings Brody up. Fans rally but Brody throws body shots! Brody shoves, but Fenix comes back, step-up dropkick! Buddy rushes in but is sent back out! Fenix DIVES, but Buddy withstands it to suplex Fenix to the floor! FOSBURY FLOP from Pac!
Malakai MOONSAULTS Pac! Penta FLIES onto Malakai!! Fans are thunderous but there’s still Brody! They cheer Brody on and he figures what the hell! Brody builds speed, and FLIES! He clips apron but still hits Buddy, Pac and Penta! Brody puts Fenix in, the House regroups! Brody ROCKS Fenix, Malakai ELBOWS him, Buddy TOSSES Fenix into the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, but Penta and Pac barrel in to break it up! Brody tags Malakai, fans hope these trios “FIGHT FOREVER!” But it has to end somehow, and the House of Black all suplex the Death Triangle, only for the Death Triangle to escape each one!
Death Triangle shoves the House into itself, then everyone takes a corner! BOOTS for Malakai from Pac! GAMANGIRI for Brody from Penta! SOBAT for Buddy from Fenix! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Buddy! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS from Brody! Pac tags in, TRIPLE SUPERKICKS take Brody out! Malakai staggers, into a sobat! Pac suplexes, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, Buddy breaks it! Penta grabs Buddy but Buddy throws Penta out. And he throws Fenix out! Buddy goes out to the apron and brawls with Fenix. Buddy shoves Fenix into Penta, and then Fenix staggers. Buddy reels Fenix in, but Penta uses Fenix as a step to get an APRON DESTROYER!!
Fans lose their minds as Buddy goes down! Fenix fires off forearms on Brody but Brody ROCKS Fenix! Fenix KICKS Brody, Penta drags Brody out along the apron! Fenix goes up, FLYING DOUBLE STOMP DDT to the floor!! Malakai is all alone with Death Triangle! He eggs them on, blocks Penta’s kick but not Pac’s SUPERKICK! Or Fenix’s SUPERKICK! Penta is free and he SUPERKICKS Malakai down! Death Triangle says they’ll end this now! Fenix and Pac go up top on corners, Penta has Malakai all tucked in. “CERO! MIEDO!” But Malakai escapes, BLACK MASS for Penta! Fenix leaps, tiger feints, into BLACK MASS!!
Pac swings, misses, ducks Black Mass and ENZIGURIS! Malakai is down in the drop zone and fans fire up! Pac goes up top, but Buddy hurries in! Pac avoids Buddy to GAMANGIRI him down! 450 over Buddy to hit Malakai! But Buddy whips Pac, only for Pac to slide, get around, SNAP GERMAN! Pac tosses Buddy onto Brody! But Malakai aims at Pac! Waistlock, but Pac switches to SNAP GERMAN! Fans fire up and Alex wants this to finish! But the ref is busy with Alex. Pac LOW BLOWS Malakai while the ref isn’t looking! Pac says this is for that misting! But wait! The lights go out!! Is another member of the House here? JULIA HART!! SHE MISTS PAC!!!
Alex is freaking out, BLACK MASS hits Pac! Cover, House of Black wins!!!
Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall
Julia Hart shows her true colors! The darkness in her heart has taken over, and she tips things in favor of the House! Will their influence only spread until all of AEW is theirs?
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Finals: Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe!
When this tournament began, the Undisputed Elite promised one of them would take this tournament’s cup, and as it stands, the Panama City Playboy is poised to fulfill that prophecy. But will the Samoan Submission Machine prove them oh so wrong? Or will the first name on that trophy read, “Adam Cole BAYBAY”?
The bell rings and fans rally and duel already. Cole and Joe circle, tie up, and Joe wrenches and wristlocks. Cole rolls, rolls, but Joe gets away. Fans chant for “OWEN! OWEN!” the man we honor with this tournament. Joe and Cole tie up again, and Joe puts Cole in a corner. The ref counts, Joe lets off slowly, and Cole tries to bring Joe into the ropes! Joe gets away and he stares Cole down. Cole comes back, he and Joe circle again. They feel things out, Cole calling for a test of strength. Joe reaches, Cole gets the hand but Joe JABS! And JABS! And JABS! Joe JABS over and over in the corner and fans fire up!
Joe lets off the jabs to CHOP! Cole staggers to another corner but Joe HEADBUTTS! “Joe is gonna kill~ you” and Joe bumps Cole off buckles. Joe whips corner to corner, back elbows then PELES! Fans fire up but Joe works on keeping his bad arm loose. Joe drags Cole up, EuroUppers him down, then looms over Cole. “C’mon, BAYBAY!” Joe JABS, Cole throws a body shot. Joe headbutts but Cole throws more body shots! Cole forearms, runs, but into a BIG elbow! Cole bails out and Joe pursues. Joe CHOPS Cole, follows him to the corner, and CHOPS him again! Joe gets space and fans fire up, Joe runs back in, into a SUPERKICK!
Cole hurries to get Joe up and POST him, bad arm first! The ring count climbs but Cole hauls Joe up to POST him! Cole refreshes the ring count, he goes around and follows Joe to the ramp side. Cole puts Joe in, then throws crossface forearms! Cole puts Joe on the ropes and CHOKES him! The ref counts, Cole lets off and soaks up the cheers and jeers. Cole goes back to throw a forearm but Joe CHOPS! And CHOPS! And JABS and JABS! But Cole kicks the bad arm! Cole wraps the bad arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Cole lets off at 4. Cole drags Joe up and he goes after the bad arm with a top wristlock.
Joe endures, fans rally and duel, and Joe fights up. Cole talks trash but Joe throws hands to get free, but Cole hits an ARMBAR DDT! Cole goes to a corner and climbs up the ropes. Joe stands, Cole leaps, but Joe blocks the Panama Sunrise to tie up the knees, DOUBLE KNEE BUSTER! Fans rally as Cole bails out. Joe grabs at Cole but Cole PELES Joe away! Cole runs in at the corner, URENAGE! Joe sat Cole down, but he leans against the ropes. Cole drags himself away, Joe stalks him to JAB, JAB, JAB! Joe whips, and atomic drops to then BOOT Cole down, and SENTON! Cover, TWO! Cole survives and Joe is frustrated with his bad arm.
Joe drags Cole up, reels him in, but Cole wrenches out to ROCK Joe! Cole runs but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Joe grits his teeth and works on getting his bad arm moving. Joe drags Cole up and reels him in, then lifts him up to the Canadian Rack! Cole slips free and PELES Joe down! Cole throws forearms, runs, and kicks Joe’s back drop away! BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Cole clamps on a CROSSFACE! Joe reaches back, and gets his feet under the ropes, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Cole lets off at 4. Cole stomps Joe, then aims. SUPER- NO! Joe blocks, tucks Cole in, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO, into an STF!
Cole endures as Joe has him down! Cole reaches for ropes, Joe gets that far arm, modified RINGS OF SATURN! Joe uses his good arm to keep the hold, but Cole kicks with his legs! ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go and fans rally up. But wait, here comes Bobby Fish! Joe goes after Fish while the ref is busy with Cole, Fish HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Cole BOOTS Joe, then brings down the kneepad! Cole runs, but Joe ducks the Boom! COQUINA CLUTCH!! Cole fades but Fish gets up, Joe DECKS him! Joe CHOPS Cole down! Joe snarls, he gets Cole up but Cole mule kicks the arm! Then SUPERKICKS Joe! Joe roars, SUPERKICK! Joe still roars, SUPERKICK! THE BOOM!! Cover, Cole wins!
Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall (Inaugural Men’s Owen Hart Winner)
Cole’s prophecy comes true, but with some help from an Undisputed Elite ally. Who wins the women’s tournament to join Cole in the winner ceremony later tonight?
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Finals: Britt Baker VS Ruby Soho!
The Doctor has already been AEW Women’s World Champion, but the Runaway is practically starving for something to hang her hat on. Will the trophy read “D M D” as Britt joins her boyfriend, Adam Cole? Or will Ruby’s Destination Unknown be her name in the history books?
Both Britt and Ruby get live music played for their entrances, but while Britt has one guitarist, Ruby has the entire band of Rancid! The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally and duel, they tie up, and Britt pushes Ruby back to a corner. The ref counts, Britt lets off but pie faces Ruby. Ruby shrugs that off and resets. They tie up again, Britt wrenches, wristlocks, hammerlocks, but Ruby reaches around. Britt snapmares Ruby, covers, ONE! Fans rally as the two circle again. Ruby and Britt tie up with knuckle locks, Britt drops to wrench and wrangle Ruby. Fans duel, Britt digs a knee into Ruby’s head, but Ruby kips up to wrench and cording hold!
Britt pulls hair but the ref reprimands. Britt wrenches, Ruby wrenches, but Britt throws a forearm! Ruby holds the wrist, even as Britt tries to break free. Britt ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby still holds on to wrench again! Britt CHOPS, Ruby yanks the arm! Britt tries for ropes, but she puts Ruby in a corner. Ruby holds on, even as Britt fires forearms! Ruby refuses to let go! Britt keeps trying, pulls hair and whips free to then kitchen sink knee! Britt pushes Ruby down to cover, TWO! Britt brings Ruby up, ROCKS her again, then brings Ruby around to whip Ruby to the corner. Fans rally, Britt stomps Ruby, then brings her out.
Britt spells out DMD, ROCKS Ruby, then whips her in again. Ruby goes up and leaps to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Ruby starts rallying with lariats, then she blocks a kick to KNEE Britt down! Britt bails out, Ruby goes out to APRON MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up but Ruby clutches her ribs. Ruby may have gone double-edged but she gets Britt up. Britt ROCKS Ruby then RAMS her into railing! Britt brings Ruby out, but Ruby snap suplexes Britt! Ruby drags Britt up, puts her in and climbs up the corner. Britt hurries but Ruby ROCKS Britt! And again! Ruby adjusts, but Britt trips her up! Ruby ends up stuck on the top rope!
Britt turns Ruby over to YANK her down off the corner! Britt stomps away, rains down forearms, but fans boo. The ref counts, Britt lets off and Ruby sputters. Britt taunts Ruby, CLUBS her in the ribs, then stomps her! Britt soaks up the cheers and jeers, but seems upset by the jeers having majority. Britt drags Ruby towards a corner and YANKS her into the post! Britt then pulls Ruby into the post! The ref counts, Britt lets off and BOOTS Ruby back in. Britt gets in at 5 of 10, and she kicks Ruby around. Britt toys with Ruby but the ref reprimands. Britt drags Ruby up b her hair, but Ruby throws body shots and a CHOP!
Ruby CHOPS, whips, but Britt reverses to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, and GROUND OCTOPUS! Ruby moves around, fans duel, but Britt throws elbows into the ribs! Britt gets a leg, it’s a modified BOW ‘N’ ARROW! But Rub makes that a cover, TWO! Britt CLUBS Ruby, Ruby ROCKS Britt! Ruby throws more forearms but Britt gets mad. Ruby CHOPS, Britt fires forearms! Ruby CHOPS, whips, but Britt reverses again to ripcord and DECK Ruby with an elbow! Britt goes up a corner and aims, but Ruby ROCKS her first! Ruby ROCKS Britt again, then again! Ruby climbs up after Britt and fans rally again. Ruby headbutts, CLUBS, and brings Britt up, SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up and Ruby has to drag herself up. The standing count begins, fans rally, and Britt grabs Ruby’s hair by 5 of 10. Britt says fans don’t care about Ruby, and she fires off forearms! Ruby forearms back! Ruby starts to get the edge but Britt hits back. Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, faster and faster! Ruby gets the edge again and fans fire up! Britt staggers, but DOUBLE FOREARMS take both women down! The standing count is back but both women stir. They’re up at 5 of 10 again, and Britt has the fisherman. Ruby slips out of the swing, but Britt blocks No Future! Britt sits Ruby up for a SUPERKICK!
Britt runs, Ruby avoids the stomp and rolls Britt up, TWO! Britt kicks low, mule kicks a leg, SUPERKICK! But Ruby kicks back, KICKS again, then SAIDOS! Ruby hurries to a corner and fans fire up! Ruby is up top, SUPER SENTON!! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives and Ruby is frustrated but also in pain from her ribs! Ruby snarls and gets Britt up. Fans rally, Ruby hoists Britt up top, then climbs up after her. Britt hits back, Ruby throws shots, but Britt SUPER GOURD BUSTERS! Then the CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO!!? Ruby survives and shocks Britt! But Britt brings out the glove! Britt puts the glove on, spells out DMD, and she clamps onto Ruby!
Ruby resists, pushes up from the Rings of Saturn and rolls free! But Britt snatches her arm to drag her right back down! RINGS OF SATURN! But Ruby blocks the hand! Ruby pushes things to a cover, TWO!! But Ruby has the arm, wrench and NO FUTURE! Then the trip, and Ruby steps through! Fans are going nuts, for Ruby’s take on the SHARPSHOOTER! It’s deep and fans are thunderous as Britt endures! Britt reaches, crawls, bites her own finger to ignore the pain! Ruby lets off to SMASH the knee, then SHARPSHOOTER!! Britt endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Ruby lets go in frustration and fans are thunderous!
Britt gets into the corner, Ruby runs in but misses! Britt runs but into a BOOT! Ruby goes up, reels Britt in, and hops on for a victory roll! TWO!! Britt has it back, BRITT WINS!
Winner: Britt Baker, by pinfall (Inaugural Women’s Owen Hart Winner)
The bad ribs held Ruby back and now Britt joins Cole in history! But rather surprisingly, Britt gives some respect to Ruby by helping her up. Britt goes up to the stage where Tony Schiavone awaits to hug in celebration. Cole appears, he hugs and kisses Britt in celebration. Schiavone formally introduces the winners, Britt and Cole, and then says that 18 months after the tragic passing of Owen Hart, his wife, Dr. Martha Hart, created the Owen Hart Foundation. Martha is here tonight to honor Owen and tonight’s winners. Vegas welcomes Martha as she makes her way out with Tony Khan. She goes to the podium as fans chant for Owen.
Martha says thank you for that warm welcome, but then fans respond with, “Thank You, Martha!” Martha thanks the fans again, it is so amazing to be here in Las Vegas and the T-Mobile Arena. It is with great anticipation that we meet this moment in history where the amazing contributions of Owen Hart, one of the most incredible artisans of wrestling, are celebrated in the squared circle. “It is with deep, heartfelt sincerity that I thank Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, the producers of Dark Side of the Ring, the entire AEW crew who are incredible, Pro-Wrestling Tees, our legal teams, my sister, Virginia,” her children, OHJ & Athena, and of course the foundation committee.
But most of all, Martha thanks the fans for making this event possible. “It goes without saying that our partnership is a match made in heaven.” This tournament was truly fit for a queen and king, for Owen was the King of Harts, so this had to be a great tournament. But heavy lie the heads that wear the crowns, you titans of the ring who have earned your place in history. Let us congratulate these winners of the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments. The Owen Cup is theirs to enjoy, until we meet again. Next year, Martha hopes to see everyone wearing beautiful hats like hers. Martha takes a bow, then presents the special Owen Hart commemorative belts!
Martha presents Cole with his and they hug. And of course, Britt is presented with hers, they hug, and lastly, the Owen Cup! The shining silver trophy is held up, and fans cheer this moment. With this, where will the AEW power couple, the inaugural King & Queen of Harts, go from here?
Mixed Trios: Frankie Kazarian, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti VS The Men of the Year & Paige VanZant!
It’s been a long and winding road, filled with twists and turns, property damage and theft, and even a redesigned TNT Championship! But now, the Heavy Metal Rebel, the Spanish God and the Brazilian Blackbelt Beauty finally get their chance at revenge on Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky, and American Top Team’s leading lady! And if they fail, Kaz and Sammy can NEVER challenge Scorpio for the TNT Championship again! Have Kaz and SamTay fallen for Three Card Monte? Or will they come away with the jackpot?
The trios sort out, and Scorpio starts against his former friend, Kaz. They circle, but then Sammy tags in. Fans boo and Kaz is a little annoyed, but Scorpio tags Ethan. Ethan ROCKS, kicks and ROCKS Sammy again! Ethan whips and CLOBBERS Sammy! Ethan says he’s been waiting for this! He rains down fists from all sides! Ethan roars, then gets Sammy up, but Sammy RANAS free of the Ego’s Edge! Things speed up, Sammy flips over and dropkicks Ethan! Sammy kips up but Ethan is still up. Ethan choke grips, trophy lifts, and then POWERSLAMS Sammy! Cover, TWO! Tag to Scorpio, but Sammy tags Kaz.
Tay tells Kaz to go do his job, then asks if Sammy is okay. Scorpio arm-drags Kaz, Kaz arm-drags Scorpio, they both try to arm-drag and that cancels out. Kaz sobats, knee lifts, but Scorpio dodges to dropkick! Fans fire up and some chant for “S C U!” but Scorpio brings Kaz up. Scorpio whips, Kaz rolls of Scorpio’s back, things speed up and Kaz scoop SLAMS! Then springboard LEG DROP! Fans fire up with Kaz and he puts Scorpio in the corner. Tag to Sammy, Sammy struts but Kaz tells him to focus on Scorpio. Tay says let Sammy do what he wants, but Scorpio RAMS him into a corner!
Scorpio fires knees, then body shots! The ref counts, Scorpio just keeps firing hands, but he lets off to soak up the cheers and jeers. Scorpio drags Sammy up, whips, but Sammy reverses. Scorpio stops himself to BOOT Sammy! Sammy has the ref check his eye, Tay CLAWS Scorpio’s back! Fans boo, Lambert complains but Tay takes a bow. Sammy CLOBBERS Scorpio and Tay says he’s doing so good. Sammy goes to the apron, springboards in, FLYING CUTTER! Fans fire up but also boo. Kaz wants Sammy to cover but Sammy just flips PVZ and Ethan off! SamTay double suplex Scorpio down! Cover, TWO!
Sammy is frustrated but he drags Scorpio up. He asks if Kaz is going to work with him. Tag to Kaz, Kaz ROCKS Scorpio. Kaz CHOPS, whips Scorpio corner to corner, then runs to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Kaz facelocks, Ethan tells a kid to shut up about tapping out to that. Scorpio fights up, throws body shots, but Kaz knees low. Kaz CHOPS Scorpio, but Scorpio blocks the whip. Scorpio whips. Ethan grabs Kaz but Kaz fights them off! GUILLOTINE LEG DROP for Ethan, but COMPLETE SHOT from Scorpio! Fans fire up and Tay just jumps in to DECK PVZ! Sammy says that was a home run! He and Tay then spin around together and kiss.
Kaz shouts to the idiots to give him a tag! Scorpio fireman’s carries, but Kaz slips out! Scorpio and Kaz go around, CROSSFACE CHICKEN WING!! But Scorpio RAMS Kaz into the corner! Kaz still holds on, Sammy reaches out to tag in! Sammy struts and Kaz gets in his face! They start shoving, Scorpio shoves them into each other! Scorpio crawls to his corner, hot tag to PVZ! PVZ and Tay finally face off and fans are thunderous! Tay pie faces but PVZ just smirks. PVZ TACKLES Tay and rains down forearms! Tay gets away but PVZ CLOBBERS her! And again! Fans fire up as PVZ waistlocks, lifts, BIG back suplex!
Tay flounders, PVZ runs in and handsprings to the back elbow! PVZ reels Tay into a fireman’s carry, but Sammy saves Tay! Fans boo but PVZ figures what the hell? BODY SHOT! Then tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fans fire up as PVZ mocks Sammy, and then eggs Tay on. Drop toehold and Tay falls into Sammy’s groin! PVZ drags Tay up, reels her in, MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Tay survives to keep Sammy’s TNT title hopes alive! But PVZ drags Tay up, reels her in, but Tay wrenches out and hits a drop sayanagi! Tay tells PVZ to STFU, BOOT in the corner! Tay goes side to side, BOOT! Then the other way, another BOOT!
Tay talks more trash and BOOTS PVZ down! Cover, TWO! Tay is surprised but she hurries to get PVZ up. PVZ ROCKS Tay, then runs to swipe at Sammy! Tay CLOBBERS PVZ, SWINGING FACEBUSTER! Sammy is so proud, he has to hug and lift Tay up for a kiss. But he’s not paying attention, the Men of the Year get in. Sammy wants Kaz to help him! Kaz gets in to tell Sammy “EAT SH*T!” MOTY mug Sammy, PVZ and Tay hit DOUBLE FACEBUSTERS! Sammy fights Scorpio off but Ethan CLOBBERS Sammy! Ethan whips, Sammy goes up to dropkick! SLINGSHOT CUTTER from Scorpio! But Kaz shoulders in to SLINGSHOT DDT!
Kaz tags in off Tay, and he DECKS Ethan! Then SLINGSHOT CUTTER to Scorpio!! Cover, TWO!! Ethan knees Kaz low then whips, but Kaz reverses to send Ethan out! Tay storms in, upset at Kaz for tagging in. Kaz tells her to just worry about herself, and then Kaz dodges! Sammy SUPERKICKS Tay!!! Sammy realizes what happened and Vegas is losing their minds! Kaz TOSSES Sammy, but Ethan ROUNDHOUSES! Scorpio TKO!! Men of the Year win!!
Winners: Men of the Year & Paige VanZant, by pinfall (Sammy and Kaz are BARRED from the TNT Championship)
American Top Team take back the titles SamTay stole, and now two contenders are crossed off the list! Will Scorpio ever lose his title now that the Spanish God and Heavy Metal Rebel are no longer a problem?
Darby Allin VS Kyle O’Reilly!
The Relentless One is seeking vengeance for #KillerKyle injuring Sting’s leg! But will he be able to get even with the Undisputed Elite’s MMA maestro? Or will this be where Darby’s own daring-do destroys him?
The bell rings and the two circle, and Darby goes for a leg. Kyle avoids it but Darby goes for another. Darby tries again, Kyle steps over and KNEES Darby down! Kyle gives palm strike ground ‘n’ pound, then wants the armbar! Darby gets the ropebreak, Kyle lets off at 4 and stomps Darby down! Fans rally for Darby but Kyle stands him up for knees. Kyle wrenches but Darby fires forearms. Kyle fires off strikes, then sweeps the legs! Darby is already spitting blood from a busted lip but Kyle gets him up to wrench and YANK the arm. Kyle RAMS shoulders, then VICES the arm between elbow and knee!
Kyle wrenches the arm again but Darby tries to claw eyes. Kyle ELBOW BREAKERS, then he hammerlocks the arm and lifts Darby up. Darby fights with elbows but Kyle still hits NORTHERN LIGHTS! Darby writhes, Kyle covers, TWO! Kyle keeps cool and he paces around, taunting Darby. Darby sits up but Kyle KICKS him. And KICKS! Darby snarls and fires off boxing elbows! Darby runs, but Kyle KNEES him against ropes. Kyle runs, into a dropkick to the legs! Darby hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Darby hurries after Kyle to CHOP BLOCK a leg! Darby then gets around to GUILLOTINE! But Kyle powers out to suplex!
Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! That one’s for Sting! Fans rally, the standing count climbs, and Darby gets up at 3 of 10 to run. Darby springboards, Kyle catches the Coffin Splash but Darby switches the waistlock. Kyle wrenches free and drags Darby down with a DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Darby throws knees but Kyle stands him back up. Darby throws more knees, gets free, but Kyle ROLLING ELBOWS! Kyle shoots in, Darby KNEES! Darby avoids the yoyo to THROWBACK STUNNER! Kyle flops out of the ring, Darby builds speed and DIVES- NO, Darby’s legs give out and he tumbles out into Kyle!
The ref checks them both and somehow they’re both okay to continue. Darby gets up, puts Kyle in, and fans fire up! Darby drags himself in but Kyle bails out the other side. Darby just DIVES again! INTO A GUILLOTINE!!! Kyle catches Darby and squeezes the life out of him! The ref says let go, this won’t end outside the ring like this! Kyle lets go, puts Darby in the ring, and he climbs up a corner. But Darby SLAPS Kyle first! Darby climbs up after Kyle, SUPER STEINER, but Kyle sunset flips! Darby counters with LAST SUPPER! TWO!! Kyle escapes, but Darby ROCKS him with a forearm!
Kyle fires off a strike fest, and sweeps the legs! Darby flounders, Kyle storms over, but Darby cradles! TWO, and Kyle suplexes Darby for a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO, ARMBAR!! Darby clasps hands but Kyle gets the leg for an ANKLE LOCK! Darby endures, fans rally and duel, and Kyle GRAPEVINES the leg! Darby fights up, spins things around, SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! Kyle endures, crawls, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Darby lets go, if mostly because he’s exhausted. Kyle drags himself to the apron and fans rally up. Darby runs in but Kyle ROCKS him. Kyle boots, into a DRAGON SCREW!
Darby hurries up a corner, APRON COFFIN DROP!! Both men tumble down and fans are fired up again! Darby drags Kyle up and in, then goes to the top rope again. COFFIN DROP into an ARMBAR!! Darby clasps hands, Kyle gets them apart!! Darby rolls it up, TWO! Kyle lets Darby go, but he and Darby go forehead to forehead. Then they go forearm for forearm! Back and forth, harder and harder, then Kyle fires off Kowata Kicks! Darby fires off palm strikes! Kyle KICKS a leg, then grabs Darby’s chain necklace! Darby uses that to HEADBUTT! Both men drop and fans fire up again! A standing count begins and both men stand at 4 of 10.
Kyle SLAPS Darby, grabs at the chain and puts it in Darby’s mouth! CHAIN ASSISTED GORY STRETCH, and the chain breaks!! Kyle puts Darby in a SLEEPER! Darby is fading, Kyle lets him go to PENALTY KICK! Cover, ONE?!?! PENALTY KICK again! Cover, TWO!!! Kyle just goes again, PENALTY KICK!! Kyle goes up top, KING KONG KNEE DROP!! Cover, Kyle wins!
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by pinfall
The Relentless One lived up to that nickname, but perhaps so did #KillerKyle! Kyle gets the win here, will this serve to get Kyle closer to some gold?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa VS Serena Deeb!
La Mera Mera and the Professor of Pro-Wrestling are no strangers to each other, and are no strangers to putting in 110% just to get even half as far as they have. This will be a masterclass for sure, but who leaves Vegas knowing they are the leader of the pack?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is willing to put it all on the line!
Deeb and Rosa circle, fans rally up, and they tie up. They go around onto the ropes, off the ropes, back on ropes, then on the mat! They stand back up and fans fire up. They end up in a corner, the ref counts, and Deeb lets off. Fans duel, Rosa and Deeb like that, and they tie up again. Rosa waistlocks, Deeb pries free to switch. Rosa switches, trips Deeb, and floats to the facelock. Deeb slips out to wrench and wristlock. Rosa wrenches and ELBOW BREAKERS. Deeb slips through and spins to wrangle Rosa. Rosa bridges to avoid the cover and fans cheer this technical exchange. Rosa headscissors, Deeb kips up. Deeb headlocks for a takeover, but again Rosa headscissors and Deeb kips free.
Fans fire up as the two stand off. Deeb and Rosa circle, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder in a test of strength. They go around, Rosa hooks a leg, and Rosa bends Deeb back! Fans fire up as Deeb bridges, Rosa still gets the shoulders down. TWO as one arm comes up, Rosa pushes it down, TWO as the other arm comes up. Rosa tries again, TWO as Deeb bridges again. Rosa hops on but Deeb stays up! Fans fire up, Rosa brings Deeb up but Deeb reels Rosa into a double wristlock flip into the sunset, TWO! BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Rosa endures, shifts to get a cover, ONE! Rosa tries again, TWO!
Rosa slips around to a SEATED SURFBOARD! Rosa brings Deeb way back, then has the PENDULUM SURFBOARD! Deeb endures so Rosa drops, turns her over, and bridges back, TWO! Deeb kicks low, “This is Wrestling!” as Deeb whips. Rosa ducks and dodges and runs Deeb over! Fans fire up, things speed up again, Rosa whips Deeb away and keeps things going. Arm-drag then another, and Rosa trips Deeb to jackknife! TWO, Deeb EuroUppers but Rosa blocks and hooks the arms. They fight for control, Rosa tries to Gory Especial but Deeb rolls off her back. Rosa kicks low, RHODES UPPERCUT! Fans fire up as she takes a deep breath!
Rosa runs in but Deeb dodges and Rosa hits buckles. But Rosa still dropkicks Deeb down! Fans fire up with Rosa and she builds speed. Rosa slides but Deeb dodges. Rosa comes back but Deeb ducks to HOTSHOT! Deeb POSTS Rosa, then drags her in through ropes! DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Rosa flops down to the floor and Deeb goes out after her. Deeb puts Rosa in, storms up on her and brings Rosa up to a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Rosa gets to a corner but Deeb brings her up to EuroUpper. Fans rally and duel, Deeb hoists Rosa up top backwards. Deeb CLUBS Rosa, climbs up and hooks Rosa up, ELEVATED GORY ESPECIAL!
The ref counts, Deeb lets off at 4 and Rosa flops to the mat. Deeb soaks up the heat, drags Rosa up, and Deeb shoves Rosa to catch her into a cobra twist! Deeb adds a neck wrench to it but Rosa endures. Fans rally and Rosa fights out to hip toss Deeb! Deeb comes back to EuroUpper! Rosa forearms, Deeb uppercuts! Rosa forearms again, Deeb uppercuts again! Rosa CHOPS! And CHOPS! And forearms! Deeb rebounds but into Rosa’s LARIAT! Rosa keeps going, another lariat and then a scoop! SLAM, and fans fire up with Rosa as she gets Deeb back up. Rosa whips Deeb hard into a corner, face first!
Deeb checks her face while fans rally up. Rosa runs corner to corner, A-LIST LARIAT! And then SWINGING KNEES! Fans fire up and Rosa keeps going, dropkick against ropes! Deeb staggers, Rosa hits a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Rosa grows frustrated but fans rally up. Rosa brings Deeb up, scoops, but Deeb fights free. Deeb reels Rosa in but Rosa wrenches out. Deeb wrenches, wrenches, and hooks Rosa up, in an IRON OCTOPUS! Rosa endures, fans rally, and Rosa powers free! Deeb sunset flips, ONE, but Deeb has the leg to step through. Rosa kicks Deeb to a corner, but Deeb elbows her back.
Deeb goes up the ropes, and drags Rosa into a ROLLING CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Rosa survives and Deeb is seething! Deeb drags Rosa up, reels her in again, tucks the arms, but Rosa fights free, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, and a roll back into a CROSSFACE! Deeb endures, fans fire up, Deeb rolls to a cover, TWO! Rosa holds on but Deeb moves around. Another cover, TWO! Deeb pops free to get Rosa’s leg! STRETCH MUFFLER! Rosa endures, fights up, but Deeb thrashes the leg! Rosa rolls, has Deeb’s leg, and she SMASHES it into the mat again and again! Deeb kicks Rosa way with her free leg, but Rosa dodges. DOUBLE LARIATS take both women down!
Fans are fired up as the standing count starts. Fans chant, “SI SE PUEDES!” for Rosa as she and Deeb rise. Rosa goes to a corner, Deeb runs in but Rosa BOOTS her! Rosa goes up, DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb while she stands! Then DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Deeb lives but Rosa drags Deeb back up. Rosa ROCKS Deeb, runs, but Deeb follows to CHOP BLOCK! Deeb gets the leg, steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Rosa endures as the “WOO~” echoes out! Rosa sits up, Deeb SLAPS her! So Rosa SLAPS back! Deeb SLAPS again, so Rosa SLAPS again! It’s a SLAP fight in the leglock!
Rosa rolls the hold over but Deeb rolls it through, only for Rosa to roll it more! They roll and roll, and then fall out of the ring! The leglock is undone but both women are down! Fans fire up, Rosa hobbles up and roars! Rosa drags Deeb up, puts Deeb in, and she steps in, only for Deeb to get the DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb tucks Rosa in, DEEBTOX!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Rosa survives but Deep HIP DROPS the leg! Deeb drags Rosa from ropes, hooks up the arm, and turns Rosa over, SERENITY LOCK!! Rosa endures, reaches, but Deed drags her away! Deeb drags Rosa up to tuck her back in, POWERBOMB! Deeb ties up the legs, TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!!
Rosa endures, fans rally and she gets the ROPEBREAK again! Deeb lets go at 4 but in frustration! Deeb drags Rosa up again, reels Rosa back in and tucks the arms again, but Rosa back drops! Sunset flip counter, but Rosa blocks that, TWO!! Rosa ROUNDHOUSES Deeb! Deeb staggers to a corner, Rosa runs in but knees a buckle! Deeb goes up top, Rosa ROCKS Deeb first! Rosa climbs, gets her bad leg moving, and fans fire up again! Deeb fights the superplex, they both throw body shots back and forth, and Rosa HEADBUTTS! Rosa goes to the very top, for a SUPERPLEX! But then she rolls through, for the scoop and FIRE THUNDER DRIVER!!! Cover, Rosa wins!!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
Rosa and Deeb went tooth ‘n’ nail, and in the end, Rosa is victorious! Will Rosa’s road as champion only get harder from here?
Anarchy in the Arena: Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz VS The Jericho Appreciation Society!
Pro-wrestling VS sports entertainment! Violence and chaos VS cheesy crap! Only one can stand tall when anything can happen here tonight! Will Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, The Mad King and Proud ‘n’ Powerful prove to Daniel Garcia, Jake Hager, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker and “The Wizard” leading them that when push comes to shove, pro-wrestling tears sports entertainment in half every time?
The JAS has matching street fight gear of white jeans and hats, and they wait for the BCC + PNP to get halfway down the bleachers before they attack! The anarchy is on already and fans get even closer to the action! Kingston’s after Jericho, Santana and Ortiz have Garcia and Hager, and it seems Moxley and Bryan have Menard and Parker. This has to end in the ring, but Kingston fishhooks Jericho first! Bryan and Parker have ended up ringside already, Moxley brings Menard along, Kingston keeps Jericho from running away to the upper level! Moxley sends Menard into seats! Parker and Bryan brawl around the back, Santana SMACKS Garcia with a chair!
Moxley helps Kingston with Jericho, but then Menard attacks Moxley! Also, Wild Thing hasn’t stopped playing at all. Santana DECKS Garcia, Moxley snap suplexes Menard! Kingston chokes Jericho, Bryan rains down fists on Parker! And Wild Thing starts over! Garcia sends Santana into railing, Moxley DIGS A FORK into Menard’s forehead! Jericho finally gets away from Kingston, but Moxley finds him and tosses him over tables! Santana snap suplexes Garcia! Jericho uses some kind of sunglasses stem shank on Moxley! Menard is BLEEDING all over his forehead but he and Kingston just keep going!
Hager and Ortiz have tables set up! Garcia is helping Hager with Ortiz, Kingston punches Menard down the way. Jericho tries to get away on a Rascal wheelchair, but Moxley gets him in a SLEEPER! Kingston shows off Menard’s crimson mask and fans love it! Moxley headlocks and punches Jericho as they go closer to ringside. Moxley knees low, throws more hands, but Jericho smacks him with someone’s workbag! Santana & Ortiz put Hager in the ring, they might be looking to end this! DOUBLE SUPLEX! Jericho and Moxley keep brawling, Kingston and Menard go up the stairs. Ortiz covers Hager, TWO!
Jericho and Moxley crash through barriers! Menard punches Kingston up against a wall! Jericho DECKS Moxley! Jericho grabs the soundboard and SMASHES it! No more Wild Thing! Moxley ROCKS Jericho! Bryan stalks Parker,, Menard and Kingston brawl in the hallway! Now we can hear Kingston and Menard talking trash and grunting while they brawl. Bryan and Parker continue up higher and higher into the crowd! Bryan is not letting off, and Kingston has Menard right in front of fans in the pavilion! PNP has Hager, STREET SWEEPER through tables!!! Fans lose their minds, as if this all wasn’t nuts!
Moxley SMACKS Jericho with the jib cam! Moxley stalks Jericho through the crowd, Garcia SPEARS Ortiz through the timekeeper’s table! Menard and Kingston are using mustard and ketchup now! They’re brawling on the floor! Bryan smacks Parker off a camera! Garcia turns the steel steps sideways, drags Ortiz onto the apron, and then over to the steps! FULL METAL PILEDRIVER!! Bryan RAMS Parker into the camera again! Parker is busted open! Kingston sends Menard into the merch stand! Bryan goes after Jericho now! And he still punches Parker, too! Menard RAMS Kingston with a maintenance ladder!
Moxley returns to CLOBBER Jericho! Parker and Jericho hurry to ringside but the BCC are in pursuit. Parker CLOBBERS Bryan with a bell! Garcia has found Kingston and is hammering his wounds! Jericho and Moxley suplex onto chairs! Fans rally for “A E DUB!” and Moxley has a cooler! He CHUCKS it at Jericho’s head! Garcia gags Kingston with a belt and then drags him along the pavilion! Garcia and Kingston throw hands, kicks, Garcia drags Kingston down and CHOKES him with the belt! Then he actually does drag Kingston! Jericho rains down fists on Bryan, then gives Moxley the WALLS OF JERICHO on top of a table!
The table breaks underneath them! Jericho clutches his leg! Kingston turns things around on Garcia, only for Garcia to send him into a wall! “I’m like that!” Moxley and Jericho brawl to the ring, Moxley gets into the ring to DIVE on Jericho! FIGURE FOUR on the ramp! Garcia throws elbows! Hager CHOKES Moxley to stop Moxley, but Bryan goes after Hager! Garcia SHINING WIZARDS Kingston down! Bryan KICKS Hager against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Moxley undoes a ring rope!? Hager suplexes Bryan to the ramp! Kingston staggers, a crimson mask on his own face now as he stomps Garcia!
Kingston stalks Garcia back to the arena, and Moxley has undone the entire top rope! He JAMS Jericho with a crossbar, then he YANKS the rope up Jericho’s crotch! Garcia and Kingston brawl inside a freight elevator! Moxley LASHES Jericho with the buckle bar! Bryan hooks Hager with one of the other turnbuckle bars! Santana & Ortiz have found more tables for them and 2Point0! “This is Awesome!” as those four brawl! Moxley has a table! Hager CLOBBERS Bryan and now wraps him around the ropes that remain. Santana SNAKE EYES Parker off tables, Jericho SMACKS Moxley with a chair!
Moxley JABS Jericho back. Parker and Menard are on tables, then PNP bring in a ladder! The ladder is set up between the tables, PNP start to climb! Moxley KNEES Jericho out of a chair! Moxley brings out a BARBED WIRE PANEL! Hager has an ANKLE LOCK, but Bryan fights it with one of his own! PNP are at the top of the ladder, for SYNCHRONIZED SPLASHES through the tables!! Fans lose their minds over that one! Jericho BLASTS Moxley with a fire extinguisher! The ref checks on Moxley while Hager and Bryan get themselves back up in the ring. Moxley manages to crawl back, too, it seems these four are the only ones in any good shape, comparitavely speaking.
Moxley gets in the ring, as does Jericho. They all meet in the center, Jericho punches Bryan so Bryan punches Jericho. Jericho punches Moxley but Moxley punches Hager. Bryan brawls with Jericho, Moxley brawls with Hager, and fans fire up as the fists fly as they all stand back up! Bryan gets a SLEEPER on Jericho, Moxley snapmares Hager, STEREO HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan finally drags Jericho into the LEBELLE LOCK! BULLY CHOKE for Hager!! Jericho and Hager endure, but here’s Kingston! WITH A CAN O’ GASOLINE!? Fans are freaking out already! Hager and Moxley fall out of the ring, Bryan keeps Jericho down!
Kingston gets in, and he dumps the gasoline ALL OVER JERICHO. And a bit of Bryan, too. Bryan gets pissed, now they fight!! Moxley gets in to stop his friend and his tag partner from fighting! Jericho SMACKS them all with a chair!! Hager returns to CLOBBER Moxley onto the barbed wire panel!! Fans lose their minds again! Jericho JUDAS EFFECT on Kingston! Jericho hurries to wipe himself clean of the gasoline, then Hager sets Bryan up for Jericho. CROSSBAR SMASH!! Cover, TWO!??! Bryan survives and fans are thunderous! Hager and Jericho mug Bryan, “You’re a stupid son of a bitch!” Bryan fights back and fights free!
Fans fire up as Bryan throws forearms all over the place! And KICKS! Bryan KICKS away on Hager in what’s left of a corner! Again and again and again! Then he DECKS Hager with a forearm! Hager gets up, shoves, but Bryan dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE! Jericho has the chair! BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Jericho survives and no one can believe it! Referees finally get Moxley out of the barbed wire but Bryan gives Jericho KICK after KICK after KICK! BUZZSAW! Fans are thunderous as the American Dragon stands tall! “Now I’m gonna his F***ING HEAD IN!” But Hager has Floyd the baseball bat! Hager CLOBBERS Bryan’s legs!!
Jericho has the WALLS OF JERICHO, and Hager uses a rope to CHOKE Bryan!!! Bryan endures but he’s out! JAS WINS!!
Winners: The Jericho Appreciation Society, by submission
This was not just anarchy, this was violence and malice! And somehow, someway, the SPORTS ENTERTAINERS won! But can they even call themselves that with how far they pushed themselves to win this fight? Or is that just the magic of The Wizard and his Jericho Appreciation Society?
Andrade El Idolo speaks.
El Idolo says he is not here in AEW to lose. He “acquired” the AFO from Matt Hardy, but this group is not working! They’re all losers! Jose, do you have the contract? Yes, the new contract for Andrade’s new business partner. No, his new friend. This man is the top wrestler in the world! One of the best! You know him, right? Y-Yes, of course! There’s a knock at the door, and Andrade has Jose answer it. IT’S TORO BLANCO, RUSH!! Andrade welcomes his long time friend, and they Los Ingobernables fist bump! Is AEW now property of the ungovernables?!
Backstage interview with The Men of the Year and Dan Lambert.
Lexi Nair asks them how it feels to finally put their rivalry with Sammy to bed? Uh, how does Dan feel? Golden! How does Scorpio feel? Oh so good. And for Ethan, a man who’s been pissed off every few weeks these last few months, he’s feeling great. Hell, it felt real good to get his hands on Sammy! But to be honest, it feels even better to be finished and done with those pieces of trash and finally finally finally move on to bigger and better. They’ve been going up and down the road, and now the book is finally closed. Kaz and Sammy will NEVER challenge for Scorpio’s TNT Championship. So who is next? Who thinks they have what it takes to be the Face of TNT?
In walks DANTE MARTIN! Angel Dorado tells Scorpio that just because Sammy can’t, doesn’t mean Dante can’t. Okay, okay. Scorpio has seen Dante wrestle, and he’s a great talent with a hell of a future. But he is not ready for the fire. If Dante wants it, come to SoCal and you’ll get your shot. But when you’re down on your back, looking up at the Hollywood sign, just remember that you asked for it. S C U in SoCal!
AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Jurassic Express VS Team Taz VS Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland!
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus won these titles in a Triple Threat, but will they lose them in one? Or can they somehow find a way to stop Ricky Starks, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, as well as #SwerveInGlory?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if this gamble pays off in Las Vegas!
Team Taz snatches at the belts but JB shoves Starks. The belts are put aside, all the teams jaw at each other, and then Team Taz attacks them all! Starks brawls with Swerve, Hobbs is after Luchasaurus, but Keith gets Hobbs! JB and Luchasaurus meet at the corner to STEREO MOONSAULT everyone else down! Jurassic Express coordinate, ELBOW DROP SIDEWALK SLAM on Starks! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus scoops, Starks slips out, staggers, Swerve tags himself in off Luchasaurus! Starks rushes in but Swerve rolls and EDDY GORDO RANAS! Starks knees low, tags Hobbs, but Swerve gets away.
Swerve and Hobbs circle, Swerve tries a takedown but Hobbs stays up. Hobbs shoves Swerves away to CLOBBER Swerve! Fans fire up, Hobbs hauls Swerve up but Swerve wrenches. Hobbs shoves Swerve away but Keith tags in! Swerve and Keith pinball Hobbs, then Keith fireman’s carries to toss into the ROLLING ELBOW ENZIGURI COMBO! Tag back to Swerve and he BOOTS Starks! Keith SPLASHES Hobbs, Swerve back elbows, Keith SPLASHES again! Feed to a JUMP KICK! Swerve trips to jackknife, JB gets in to break it. Fans sing “OH~ Bask in His Glory!” Swerve talks trash on JB but Hobbs picks him up!
Swerve shoves Hobbs away, JB tags in! Things speed up, JB hurdles then RANAS! Then JB DIVES on Swerve and send shim into railing! JB keeps moving, another DIVE! And then JB FLIES, but Keith catches him! Swerve BOOTS Luchasaurus, Keith POWERBOMBS JB onto Luchasaurus! And again! Keith brings JB up to put in the ring and Swerve gets in, but Hobbs tags off him! Hobbs tells Swerve to get to his corner, then Hobbs stalks JB. Hobbs brings JB up, suplexes, and stalls! SLAM, and fans fire up. JB gets up to CHOP, and CHOP, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs wrenches, DECKS JB, then tags Starks.
Starks stomps JB, drags JB up, then brings him around to whip. Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Starks strikes his pose and fans fire up! Starks taunts Keith & Swerve while he gets JB up and brings him around. Starks whips JB to the open corner but JB BOOTS him! JB runs in, Starks spins, knuckle locks, CHOPS, and he goes up to tightrope walk. Starks shows off, but JB trips him up! That was absolutely not what Starks wanted. Hobbs tags in while Keith & Swerve laugh at Starks. Hobbs has JB’s leg but JB ENZIGURIS! But Luchasaurus is still down! JB dodges Hobbs, Swerve tags in and fires forearms!
Swerve runs, ROCKS Hobbs, then goes again. Swerve dodges, and CLOBBERS Hobbs! Fans fire up and Swerve runs in to uppercut at the corner! Swerve kicks a leg out, goes up, FALLING UPERCUT! Luchasaurus is back but Swerve trips and BOOTS him down! Starks returns but Swerve TOSSES him onto Jurassic Express! Starks lands hard and Keith says, “OH~ MY GOD~!” Then Keith gives Swerve a hand in going up, up and MOONSAULTS onto the group! Fans fire up, Swerve shoulders into Hobbs and then he slingshots in to somersault, but Hobbs grabs him for a lift! Swerve sunset flips, Hobbs brings Swerve up again to pop-up, but Swerve RANAS! CALF KICK!
Swerve pushes Hobbs to a cover, TWO! Keith gets in and he pops Hobbs right up! Swerve goes up, but Hobbs fights this combo move off! Hobbs gets to the top rope, has Swerve, SUPERPLEX! Luchasaurus is back, though, and he tags in off Swerve! Starks gets in, but gets run over! Luchasaurus BOOTS Keith, clamps onto Hobbs and fires off hands in the corner! Swerve runs in but get a FLAPJACK, and a clothesline! Starks runs in but Luchasaurus catches him to RAM into Hobbs! Back body block for Swerve, Team Taz dodges but Luchasaurus DOUBLE LARIATS! Fans fire up and Luchasaurus choke grips Hobbs!
Hobbs pries free but Luchasaurus BOOTS him! Keith tags in and fans want to see this! We have three certified titans in here! Hobbs swings on Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus blocks! Keith talks smack but gets smacked for it! Luchasaurus handsprings, TAIL WHIP for Keith, ROUNDHOUSE for Hobbs! Choke grips for them both?! But they choke grip him back! DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM!! Keith and Hobbs circle now and fans fire up again. The hands start flying, Hobbs runs but Keith catches him to TOSS him out of the ring! Keith then decides to build speed!! Keith FLIES!! Direct hit on Jurassic Express and Hobbs!!
Keith puts Luchasaurus in while fans are thunderous! Keith looms over Luchasaurus, fans sing for him again, but Luchasaurus sits up to choke grip! Keith breaks free, back elbows, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS! Luchasaurus fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, ONE!! Luchasaurus and Keith get back up, and they stare down. The hands start flying again! Keith gets the edge, but then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Hobbs is up top!? For a DOUBLE BLOCKBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous again as everyone is down! JB and Starks are back, they tag in off Keith and Luchasaurus. JB kicks, whips, but Starks reverses. JB kicks, TORNADO-
NO! Starks trips JB, stacks with feet on the ropes! But Christian stops that! Hobbs YANKS Christian down and RAMS him into steps! JB dodges Starks to DIVE onto Hobbs and fire off hands! JB checks on Christian but he says to get in. Starks SPEARS JB! Cover, TWO!?!? Starks is furious and fans can’t believe it! Swerve gets in, Starks shoves him back out. Starks gets JB up, underhooks, rebound off ropes for the ROSHAMBEAUX!!! Cover, Luchasaurus breaks it!! Starks kicks Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus BOOTS him down! Swerve tags in off Starks, Luchasaurus turns around into Hobbs’ SPINEBUSTER!
Swerve runs in, Hobbs pops him up but gets STOMPS! Fans fire up and Swerve drags JB up and in. Half nelson, but JB switches. Luchasaurus runs in but Swerve gets away, the BOOT hits JB!! Keith POUNCES Luchasaurus! Swerve gets JB up for Keith to pop-up! Swerve is up top, SWERVE IN GLORY!! Cover, HOBBS BREAKS IT!! Hobbs fires off haymakers, Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! Keith keeps on Hobbs at the ropes, Starks uses the FTW belt to CLOBBER Keith!!! Fans boo but Hobbs runs at Swerve, only to get POST! Swerve gets JB up, JB SUPERKICKS! Starks returns, he has the belt again! But Christian trips Starks up again!
Swerve rolls JB up, TWO!!! JB rushes in but Swerve fakes him out, kicks a leg and BUZZSAWS! Swerve is up top, but JB avoids the stomps! JB goes up, hops back, fires down fists, but no Poison-Rana! Luchasaurus helps JB, THORASSIC EXPRESS!!! Cover, JURASSIC EXPRESS WINS!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The numbers weren’t in their favor, and yet they still come out on top! Though, Captain Charisma was a bit of a third man in this match. But after coming away with this huge victory, will Jurassic Express be all but unstoppable?
AEW World Championship: Hangman Page VS CM Punk!
This is the moment of truth! The Cowboy revealed that he has lost his respect for The Best in the World, because to Hangman, CM Punk doesn’t respect this title! Hangman wants to expose and destroy Punk, but Punk says this isn’t personal, it’s just business. Will Hangman do what’s best for business and deny Punk this title? Or will there be no more #CowboySh*t when it’s #ClobberingTime?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it is time to see just who is The Best in the World!
Fans are dueling but the Punk fans are louder. Hangman and Page stare down, then slowly approach. They get forehead to forehead and fans fire up. Punk shoves Hangman but Hangman comes back to shove Punk. They tie up, Punk puts Hangman on ropes and really crowds him as fans duel. The ref counts, Punk lets off, and they tie up again. Hangman puts Punk in a corner, grinds his forearms in Punk’s face, but lets off as the ref counts. They go again, Hangman pushes Punk but Punk turns it around to CHOP! Hangman just grins. Hangman CHOPS, Punk CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, Punk headlocks!
Punk puts Hangman in a corner, the ref calls for the break but Punk scuffs Hangman with a forearm. Hangman scowls but shrugs that off. Fans duel hard as ever as the two circle again. They tie up, are in a deadlock now, but Punk headlocks. Hangman powers out, Punk rams shoulders but Hangman ROCKS him with a right! Hangman headlocks, Punk powers out but Hangman rams shoulders. Punk forearms, CHOSP but Hangman CHOPS! We’re back to a CHOP fight, Punk sends Hangman stinging. Punk stomps Hangman in the leg, then whips him to ropes to CLOBBER him with an elbow! Hangman sits up but Punk snapmares and covers, ONE!
Punk clamps onto an arm and fans duel as Hangman endures. Hangman gets up and backs Punk to a corner. Hangman elbows and ROCKS Punk out of the break! Hangman stomps a mudhole into Punk and fans are torn. Hangman snarls as he comes back for Punk and CHOPS him. And CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Punk CHOPS back, CHOPS again, then turns Hangman around to CHOP him on the back! Punk whips corner to corner hard, and Hangman bounces off buckles. Punk whips Hangman to ropes, body shots and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! Cover, ONE! Fans still duel but Punk’s side is still stronger.
Punks talks Hangman to ropes, brings him up, and scoops to SLAM! Hangman gets up as the “COWBOY SH*T!” is getting louder. Punk scoop SLAMS again, and now fans boo! Punk takes it in stride as he gets Hangman up to scoop and SLAM again. Punk then goes to a corner and climbs up top. Hangman stands, Punk leaps, CROSSBODY, but Hangman rolls through! Hangman brings Punk up to FALL AWAY SLAM! And a kip up! Fans fire up but there are still those who boo him, too. Punk is on the apron, Hangman TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS! Punk goes down, Hangman PLANCHAS to take him down!
Fans fire up, some taunt Hangman, but Hangman paces. Fans rally and duel, things starting to even out. Hangman brings Punk up and RAMS him into railing! Hangman refreshes the count, and digs Punk’s head into the steel steps! Hangman lets off, the ring count is 3 of 10 but Hangman puts Punk in at 4. Hangman is on the apron and he soaks up the cheers and jeers. Hangman gets in, drags Punk up and ROCKS him with a forearm. Punk forearms, Hangman forearms, Punk gets the edge but runs into a ROLLING ELBOW! Fans fire up, but Hangman doesn’t cover. Hangman wants fans to get louder, both the positive and the negative.
Punk gets to a corner, Hangman is right on him. Hangman CHOPS, then brings Punk up to wrench and whip corner to corner! Punk hits chest first, fans duel, “F U HANGMAN!” “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman drags Punk up, whips him corner to corner but Punk reverses, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him! Hangman goes to the apron, takes aim, and fans fire up! Hangman wants it all to get louder so the fans do get louder. Punk rises, Hangman aims, but Punk BLASTS him! Punk knew Hangman’s moveset too well for that to work. Hangman flounders but Punk goes out after him. Punk runs in, into a pop-up APRON BOMB!
Fans duel again and Hangman goes up the corner. Punk gets in before the moonsault so Hangman FLYING LARIATS! Hangman tosses Punk back out, and he still wants to go up top! Punk CLUBS Hangman and keeps him down! Punk then climbs up after Hangman, but Hangman slips down. Punk drags him back up, to SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up and a standing count begins. The count is 5 of 10 before either guy gets up. Hangman uses ropes to stand at 6, Punk ROCKS him. Hangman ROCKS Punk back, so Punk fires off more forearms! SOBAT, KICK and a whip, to CALF KICK! Hangman gets to a corner, Punk runs in and SHINING WIZARDS!
Punk headlocks to BULLDOG! Punk then goes to the apron while Hangman is dazed in the ring. Hangman slowly gets up as Punk takes aim. Springboard FLYING LARIAT! Punk fires up and fans are torn again, but Punk steps through, but Hangman throws hands! Punk staggers away, but he fireman’s carries! Hangman slips off, Punk slips around to NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Punk keeps his focus and fans rally back up as he climbs. But Hangman ROCKS him first! Punk tumbles to the floor! Hangman hurries out and goes up the corner again, to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit but Hangman hobbles back after Punk.
Hangman puts Punk in, fans rally up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” as he aims. Punk slowly gets up, Hangman slingshots, BUCK- NO! Takedown and step through, SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans are even more torn over this! Hangman endures as Punk sits deep! Hangman reaches out, crawls forward, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, reprimands Punk, and Punk lets go. Fans rally, Hangman clutches his leg, and Punk slingshots, but his leg doesn’t hold up! Hangman fireman’s carries! But Punk slips off to trip Hangman! Hangman kicks Punk with his free leg! Punk flops back to the apron and fans rally up again.
Hangman hobbles over, Punk ROUNDHOUSES him away! Punk aims, slingshots, but the legs still don’t hold up! Punk still manages to PUNK SHOT! Cover, TWO! Hangman won’t go down to Punk’s bootleg Buckshot! Punk then calls for his move, by saying night night to Hangman. Punk hobbles over, fireman’s carries, but Hangman slips off and spins Punk around! Fireman’s carry, Punk fights it! Hangman goes to a corner again, Punk runs in, SHINING- NO! Punk got caught! LAST RIDE!! Jackknife roll through to the Alabama Lift! DEADEYE!! But the leg slows Hangman’s cover, TWO!?!? Punk survives and no one can believe it!
Hangman grits his teeth and hobbles back over. Fans get loud as Hangman says night night to Punk! Hangman drags Punk up, fireman’s carries, but Punk flails to get the ropes! Hangman pulls, tosses Punk, but Punk ROUNDHOUSES! But Hangman still fireman’s carries!? GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, TWO!??! Now no one can believe this! Fans rally and duel hard as ever while Hangman and Punk stir. Punk checks his chin, but Hangman gets in his face. Hangman throws a forearm, but Punk gives a haymaker back. Hangman haymakers, Punk forearms! Hangman stands Punk up to ROCK him with an elbow! Punk KICKS the bad leg!
Punk staggers, KICKS the leg again, then throws big forearms! Hangman hits back, they go back and forth and fans rally. Punk gets the edge again, runs, but into a BOOT! Hangman winces from the pain in his leg but fans rally up. Hangman manages to run, but into Punk’s BOOT! Punk runs, but Hangman clotheslines them both out of the ring! Hangman hurries to get Punk up, and TOSSES him over the timekeeper’s table! Hangman picks up the belt to say it is his, and Punk will never have it! Fans duel, the ref takes the belt back, and Hangman puts Punk in the ring. Hangman aims, tunes up the band, and fans rally up with him.
Punk stands, Hangman slingshots, BUCK- Fireman’s carry! Punk swings Hangman around, the ref gets hit with the boots! Hangman slips off and LARIATS Punk down!! But then Hangman realizes what happened to the ref. Hangman checks on the ref, but then he thinks as he looks at Punk and the world title belt… Fans boo, they don’t want Hangman to do this! Hangman hobbles over to get the belt. Hangman glares at Punk, and he wants Punk to get up! Punk does sit up, and he wants Hangman to show mercy! Hangman looks at the belt, then at Punk. Hangman throws the belt down, fans fire up for their Cowboy!
Slingshot, into a spin and fireman’s carry! GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, Punk wins!!!
Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
Hangman did it the right way, but that cost him the title! Punk is a champion in wrestling again after what feels like forever! And if this is how hard he fought to get this belt, how hard will he fight to keep it? How hard will Hangman have to fight to get this belt back?
What a night for AEW right here. Was this perhaps the biggest, longest Double or Nothing yet? It sure felt like there was more to it than before. And I can’t really complain about too much, a lot of this was great stuff. Well, okay, there are things I can bring up. There seemed to be technical and production aspects that weren’t the best, but just minor annoyances. And that I just knew Cole & Britt would both win the tournaments. And in the case of the Anarchy in the Arena match, that was exactly the chaos I expected where we couldn’t really appreciate everything going on, but we got to see everything that mattered in the end. I see now that they saved the dysfunction between Bryan and Kingston for this very moment, and that is why JAS won.
Jade Cargill is great in the ring and on the mic, but boy she sure ends up protected. But at least it’s as a Heel, Heels would want ways to ensure their victory. Bivens/Hathaway apparently swooping in to take Jade away from Sterling is a wild move, but Bivens is such a great talker, he’ll fit right in with The Baddies. The dysfunction between SamTay and Kaz was played up about as I expected, but I was surprised Kaz and Sammy lost. But I suppose it’s the best way for everyone to move on from this. Maybe Kaz and Sammy feud as they’ll blame each other for the loss. And I love that Dante Martin wants next. He’ll give Scorpio one hell of a match, but I would think Scorpion wins.
The main event was great stuff but in trying to figure out the crowd reaction, even commentary thought fans didn’t like the “preening” and needing to play things up both guys were doing. AEW being different from WWE, you go in expecting almost nonstop action and the character stuff is in the selling and facial reactions, not having to look to fans for the energy. A Heel like MJF can taunt a crowd to get them to boo more, but when Hangman was ready to slingshot, he should’ve just stayed focused on Punk. And while Hangman going Heel here would’ve been pretty wild, I do like how they kept him Face and now he’s a former champion.
I had a feeling his next chapter would be about finding his way back, and hopefully they can iron out the wrinkles with how this first reign went. And as for Punk, this win opens up a floodgate of matches he could have for the rest of this year and maybe beyond. And if AEW can manage it, we might see Punk VS Omega before we see Omega VS Hangman and/or Punk VS Hangman II.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/10/22)
MOX VS JERICHO 2!
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?
- 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?
“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?
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
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Best Friends get Dark!
Before entering the AEW Trios Championship Tournament, Best Friends are in action, in separate matches! Will tonight’s Dark be Freshly Squeezed?
- 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.
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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MOX VS JERICHO 2!
Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results & Report! (8/10/22)
C Block's top spot is up for grabs!
The #Miranda Show: Women’s Wrestling Is Back, Pal!
The #Miranda Show returns in a big way, with the return to prominence of women's wrestling in WWE!
Greg DeMarco Show: Kat Dennings Listens To This Podcast
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Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Will Naito Go To Sleep?
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Cora Jade makes it all about herself!
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/9/22)
Best Friends get Dark!
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It's a golden Monday night!
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/8/22)
Columbus gets Elevated!