Let’s see who has the luck of the draw!
AEW deals out jokers in the Owen Hart Foundation tournaments, but this is no joke! Will Samoa Joe and Britt Baker survive Wild Card Wednesday?
- Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Opening Round: Samoa Joe VS John Morrison; Joe wins and advances to the semifinals.
- Hangman Page VS Konosuke Takeshita; Hangman wins.
- Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland VS The Workhorsemen; Keith & Swerve win.
- Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Opening Round: Kyle O’Reilly VS Rey Fenix; Kyle wins and advances to the semifinals.
- Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Opening Round: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Maki Itoh; Britt wins and advances to the semifinals.
- Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semifinal: Adam Cole VS Jeff Hardy; Cole wins and advances to the finals.
PLAY BY PLAY
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Opening Round: Samoa Joe VS ???
The Samoan Submission Machine is still ROH World Television Champion, but he’s also looking to be the winner of the Owen Hart Cup! But he’s the one being dealt the wild card to kick off tonight, just who is the joker? It’s… JOHN MORRISON! Or in this case, #JOHNNYELITE! Will the Guru of Greatness become an Emissary of Elite? Or will Joe make him go night-night for his Dynamite debut?
The bell rings and fans fire up as Joe and Morrison circle. The fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” The two tie up, but Morrison hits Joe with a quick elbow! Joe shakes it off and smirks as he circles with Morrison again. They feel things out, Joe JABS and CLUBS Morrison, then CHOPS him! That was a sharp one! Joe wrenches, grinds the arm, but Johnny rolls, fires off forearms and a ROUNDHOUSE! Morrison then gets a leg, trips Joe, and Joe scrambles to ropes. The ref calls the ropebreak, Morrison lets off, and fans cheer the standoff. Joe and Morrison reset, then they approach. Morrison throws a low kick but Joe shakes that off.
Joe storms through the kicks to fire off KICKS of his own! They clinch, end up in a corner, and the ref counts. Joe lets off, but then he CHOPS! Morrison is stinging but Joe JABS and throws body shots! Joe CHOPS again, but Morrison fires forearms and elbows! Morrison ROUNDHOUSES Joe, throws more shots, then runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up, Joe brings Morrison up and ROCKS him! Joe ROUNDHOUSES Morrison in return, and looms over him. Joe drags Morrison up to snapmare and neck wrench. Morrison endures, fans rally up, and Morrison kicks free. Joe staggers, and Morrison HOOK KICKS him!
Morrison JABS and throws body shots at the ropes, then he drags Joe to get the armlock. Morrison facelocks, fans rally and duel, and Joe fights up. Joe throws body shots and JABS, then whips Morrison to ropes. Morrison slips off the back drop to cartwheel and LARIAT! Direct hit and Joe flops out of the ring! Morrison just goes up top to KONG CARTWHEEL!! Direct hit and fans are going nuts as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Morrison high-fives fans then goes back for Joe. The ref wants this back in the ring but Morrison drags Joe up to RAM him into railing. Joe staggers away, Morrison stays on him to RAM him into more railing. Morrison whips Joe but Joe reverses to send Morrison into railing! Joe storms up on Morrison, puts him in the ring, and Joe JABS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS , but Morrison blocks to shove! Morrison fires off shots from all sides, throws elbows and kicks in the corner, then runs corner to corner to- URENAGE from Joe! Cover, TWO! Joe clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Morrison down.
Morrison endures as Joe leans on him. Morrison fights up and throws body shots! Dynamite returns to single picture as Morrison runs but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up and Joe is snarling as he stalks Morrison. Joe drags Morrison up, reels him in and hits an atomic drop. Joe runs to BOOT Morrison down, and then he hits a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Morrison survives but Joe keeps his focus. Joe drags Morrison up, brings him around, but Morrison fires off forearms and body shots! Morrison tries to fireman’s carry but Joe is too big and strong! Joe CLUBS Morrison down, clinches for KNEES, then CHOPS Morrison off his feet! Cover, TWO!
Morrison scrambles away to a corner, Joe is after him and hoists him up top. Joe fires forearms, then tucks Morrison in. Fans fire up but Morrison slips free! To fireman’s carry, SAMOAN DROP! Morrison even handsprings through! Morrison goes up top, for a 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! SHINING WIZARD! Morrison has Joe in the drop zone now, and he goes up for STARSHIP PAIN onto knees!! Joe fires off palm strikes! Morrison is flopping around, Joe puts him up top and tucks him, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (advances to the semifinals)
Johnny Elite couldn’t survive Joe, but wait! Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal attack! They don’t want Joe to enjoy anything! And Satnam Singh swaggers his way out, and Singh drags Joe up. Lethal has the pipe, he CLOBBERS Joe! But here come the BEST FRIENDS! Trent, Rocky & Chuck all have chairs! Lethal, Sonjay & Singh retreat, but will the time come when Lethal and his lackeys have to actually face Joe and the others in a match?
Backstage interview with the Hardy Boyz.
Lexi Nair says breaking news! Jeff Hardy has been medically cleared, he can compete tonight! He feels good, and the adrenaline from the fans- The Young Bucks barge in and has Lexi back off. They’re praying for Jeff, he scared them. What is he thinking? He’s been doing this for thirty years, he can’t be climbing ladders and do this stuff anymore. They need to think about their families. Jeff should just take the night off. If he doesn’t, he’s just a shell of his former self and Adam Cole will kick his ass. The Hardys tell the Bucks can stop with the #ChristianAF BS! Don’t worry about Jeff, he’ll be fine. He’s a legit Hardy, not a cosplayer like the Bucks.
The wimpy, whiny bitches, Matt & Nick, will never be tougher or better than them. And if the Bucks interfere, Cole won’t be the only member of the Undisputed Elite getting their asses whipped! The Bucks still wish Hardy luck, but will they listen to Matt Hardy’s warning?
CM Punk heads to commentary!
He is fired up and ready to watch this next match, since it involves the AEW World Champion.
Hangman Page VS Konosuke Takeshita!
The Cowboy is taking on the Best in the World at Double or Nothing, but tonight, he’ll focus on The Future! Will Konosuke get himself a golden ticket? Or will we see some #CowboySh*t go down in H Town?
The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Hangman! The forearms start flying, then Konosuke EuroUppers! Konosuke runs but into a scoop and FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up and Konosuke get to the apron. Hangman TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS! Then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Konosuke! Punk says both guys here have the size, looks and skill, but he’ll beat them all. Hangman puts Konosuke in the ring and fans fire up, but Konosuke hits a BIG PLANCHA! Direct hit back, and Konosuke gets Hangman in the ring. Konosuke drags Hangman up but Hangman CLUBS the back suplex away.
Hangman runs, Konosuke reels him in, but Hangman slips out of the suplex. Konosuke runs in but is put on the apron. Konosuke ROCKS Hangman, goes up, but Hangman trips him up! Konosuke flops to the apron, Hangman goes out to join him, and he CHOPS Konosuke! Hangman then goes to suplex, but Konosuke blocks holding ropes. Konosuke tries to suplex but Hangman blocks. Konosuke wrenches out, ROCKS Hangman with a forearm, and then runs in, but into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Hangman looks to Punk on commentary, then goes up top! Fans fire up and Hangman ARIHARA MOONSAULTS! Direct hit again and fans fire up!
Dynamite goes picture in picture as Hangman paces around. He drags Konosuke up to CHOP him again. Hangman puts Konosuke in, gets the leg and has a standing toehold. Konosuke endures, keeps his shoulder up, and kicks Hangman away. Konosuke runs but into a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps cool and he brings Konosuke back up for another CHOP! Konosuke CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, it’s a CHOP fight, until Hangman knees low. Hangman whips, Konosuke reverses but leaps into a fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Hangman grows a bit frustrated but he cools off again.
Hangman brings Konosuke up, wraps on a chinlock and grinds Konosuke down. Konosuke endures, fights up, throws body shots, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Konosuke throws haymakers and forearms, then whips. Hangman reverses, Konosuke ducks and dodges to FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Konosuke dodges to scoop for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Hangman bails out, Konosuke builds speed, and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Hangman! Fans fire up and Konosuke gets Hangman up and into the ring. Hangman gets to a corner and fans chant, “This is Awesome!”
Konosuke runs corner to corner at Hangman, HELLUVA KICK! Konosuke goes again but Hangman BOOTS back! Hangman GERMAN SUPLEXES at a high angle, but Konosuke gets up to GERMAN SUPLEX right back! Both men run, both men dodge, and both men LARIAT!! Both men fall and the fans give a standing ovation! Fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while the ref’s ten count climbs. Hangman sits up at 5, Konosuke follows, and both men stagger up. Hangman ROCKS Konosuke, but Konosuke ROCKS Hangman. They go back and forth with more forearms, but Knosuke gets the edge with big elbows!
Hangman POLISH HAMMERS, then gut wrenches for a TOMBSTONE! Cover, TWO!! Konosuke survives but Hangman keeps his focus. Hangman check son Konosuke, fans rally and Hangman watches Punk while he goes to the apron. The elbow pad comes off, and Hangman looks to show Punk how it’s done. BUCK- NO! Konosuke gets around to CHAOS- NO! Hangman fights the German Suplex, switches, but Konosuke elbows free. Hangman ROCKS Konosuke, and again, but Konosuke ROCKS Hangman! LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! But Konosuke hurries, V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous and Punk admits Hangman is tough. Konosuke gets Hangman up, HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! But the neck and arm hurt too much for the bridge to stay up! Fans rally and the ref checks on Konosuke but he says he can continue. Hangman and Konosuke get to corners, Konosuke shouts out the legend but Hangman blocks the knee! Konosuke blocks to ROLLING ELBOW! But Hangman reverses the whip, Konosuke leaps into the ROLLING ELBOW!! Hangman snarls and Punk is actually enjoying this. Hangman gets Konosuke up, brings him over to a corner and hoists him up top.
Hangman climbs up after Konosuke, brings Konosuke up, but Konosuke CLUBS Hangman! SUPER LARIAT! But Hangman flips through to land on his feet?! DISCUS!! Then BUCK SHOT!! But not done there! Hangman picks Konosuke up, GO TO SLEEP!! Punk nods as Hangman returns the favor, and Hangman covers, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
CM Punk says he’s loving this! Punk even gets off the commentary desk so he can stare Hangman down properly from the stage. Punk raises his hands, but Hangman raises the belt, and the two get face to face. Fans are thunderous as the two circle each other, and then Hangman storms past Punk. Will these two have a drag down, knockout fight in Vegas?
Fuego Del Sol calls out the House of Black.
He knows what Malakai and his minions are thinking. They’re thinking Fuego just twists his finger because of his tornado DDT. No! He twists his finger in the air because he’s a little twisted inside. Hell, he must be if he’s still calling them out! They’ve made his life hell but Fuego was made to walk through fire! Now he evens the odds, with the Dark Order! This Friday on Rampage, they have the House of Black’s number! In fact, the odds are in their favor. You might say, they’re Ten to One. But will Fuego, Evil Uno and Preston Vance be able to do what no one has done and tear down the House of Black?
Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland VS The Workhorsemen!
The Limitless One is in his home state, and he’s welcoming everyone in Houston to Swerve’s House! But will these two keep their tag team momentum going? Or will JD Drake & Anthony Henry find a way not to bask in their glory?
The teams sort out, Keith starts against JD and fans sing, “OH~ Bask in His Glory~!” Keith conducts the singing but JD shoves him! JD mocks the conducting, so Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! JD somehow stays on his feet but Keith wrenches an arm and wristlocks. Keith tags Swerve, fans chant, “Whose House?” “Swerve’s House!” Swerve throws a body shot and wrenches the arm, but JD CHOPS him! Tag to Henry, and he slides in after a leg. Swerve traps Henry’s arm, wrenches, but Henry KICKS! And KICKS!
Henry waistlocks but Swerve back shim into a corner. The ref counts, Swerve lets off but then SOBATS! Swerve runs in to uppercut, then he snapmares Henry down for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve keeps moving, SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! JD gets in to back suplex but Swerve lands on his feet. Swerve CHOPS, JD swings but misses! Tag to Keith, Swerve goes Matrix and Keith CROSSBODIES! Henry BOOTS Swerve, but Keith dodges the crossbody to POUNCE! Henry flounders up, Keith brings him in and Swerve goes up! SPIRIT STOMPS!! Cover, Keith & Swerve win!
Winners: Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland, by pinfall
That #FallFromGlory was all Keith & Swerve needed to win! Fans sing, “OH~ Bask in His Glory~!” as Keith gets the mic. Keith says, “My state, I have some wonderful news! It turns out with that victory, the Realest, Swerve Strickland, and yours truly, THE LIMITLESS Keith Lee, have now become a top five ranked tag team.” But here comes Team Taz! The #AbsolutePowerhouses, Will Hobbs & Ricky Starks are here, and Starks says, “Well, well, well. That’s enough talking from you, Rex from Toy Story.” But those two are two of the most selfish jabronies! They think they deserve a shot when Team Taz is right here is insane!
Not only did Starks beat Jungle Boy, but he also beat Swerve’s ass, too! Swerve says Starks is dressed like a bar of soap with a pearl necklace on. Second, this is Houston, Texas. There is Southern hospitality. What did Starks’ mama teach him? But wait, here come the AEW World Tag Team Champions, and Christian Cage! Christian says Ricky thinks he’s smart, but too bad he’s not smart enough to know when to shut up! Instead, he’s walking around with his chest puffed out, dressed like he’s about to go golfing with Christian’s grandfather, and the title on his shoulder. Christian gets it, Starks thinks he’s ready for a real championship.
Now both these teams are worthy, but they’re not the best. Jurassic Express is the best! But they’ll go outside the box and challenge both teams! It’ll be a TRIPLE THREAT for the AEW World Tag Team Champions… AT DOUBLE OR NOTHING! Fans like the sound of that! And since we’re going outside the box, here’s another idea. Starks’ stupid look makes Christian want JB to get the win back. And a win over the guy who cost him that match! So Starks VS Swerve VS Jungle Boy, NEXT WEEK ON DYNAMITE! Fans also like how that sounds! Will that Triple Threat Singles be a great preview of the Triple Threat Tag we’re getting?
Tony Schiavone interviews Kris Statlander and Red Velvet backstage.
These former friends face off in the Owen Hart, and Velvet says they saved each other and all in the past. But that ship has sailed. Things are different now and Velvet wants to win the whole damn thing. So Kris better bring everything, because Velvet will, “The Baddie way.” Yeah, they’ve both changed, clearly. Kris wasn’t in this to begin with but she is taking the opportunity to the top. There is nothing personal, it is just business. And speaking of business, Jade Cargill walks in and says it is hilarious that Velvet made “alien girl” think they were ever friends. Velvet needed a real leader, in Jade. And Tony, cut the sh*t. Will The Chef cook Kris and head for the Cup?
MJF heads to the ring!
He has Shawn Spears with him, as always, and Spears has the leather strap! MJF has his music cut short, Houston boos, but MJF says he is clearly no longer in Long Island. He is in Houston, Te- then he gags. He’ll get it, he’ll get it! Sorry. He is in Houston- Huuuurr. HOUSTON TEXAS. There. And to be honest, everything IS bigger in Texas, because he’s seeing a bunch of dumb, grotesque, FAT hicks! Fans call him an A-Hole but MJF wonders if they mean him or the man he’s about to whip. MJF explains this to Wardlow: If Wardlow lays one finger during these lashes, if he retaliates, he doesn’t get his match with MJF at Double or Nothing, and he never signs with AEW.
Fans tell MJF to STFU but MJF keeps talking. He says that even if Wardlow retaliates, he can keep his job with MJF, so that he can keep shining MJF’s shoes. Because MJF is better than you, and you know it! Now send out the pig! Garage doors open in the back, and a handcuffed Wardlow is escorted into the building by security. And despite what is coming, Wardlow is not afraid. Fans chant his name and cheer him on, and Wardlow gets in the ring. MJF SPITS on Wardlow, but Wardlow just smirks. Wardlow stands at the center of the ring, and MJF LASHES him already. But Wardlow just laughs it off! Apparently that didn’t hurt.
MJF throws off his jacket and decides to LASH again. Still nothing. MJF gets serious and throws off his shirt, fans taunt him for how long that took, and then MJF winds up to LASH Wardlow again. And again and again and again! Was that already 10? Spears keeps MJF back as MJF shouts, “I HATE YOU!” Spears calms MJF down and MJF lets Spears try. Spears winds up and LASHES! Nope, still nothing. Somehow that’s only the eighth. Spears LASHES him again, and now it stings. MJF gets in Wardlow’s face but Wardlow has him back off. Just one last shot. Fans chant Wardlow’s name, and MJF gets mad.
MJF winds up and LOW BLOWS! Then he LASHES past ten!! Spears and MJF mug Wardlow, fans boo, and they CHOKE Wardlow! MJF gets the Dynamite Diamond Ring, and he DECKS Wardlow with it! Fans boo as MJF tears off his A-shirt. Then MJF tells Spears to finish this. Spears gets Wardlow up, fireman’s carries, and runs for the C4!! Cover, MJF counts it, and MJF says Spears wins! Spears flexes like he did something, and MJF says this is Wardlow’s fate! Wardlow ain’t making it to the PPV! MJF steps on Wardlow’s neck, but will Wardlow take all his anger out on The Chair Man inside the cage?
Roppongi Vice speaks.
Trent says it’s been a weird past few months, but RPG Vice is back together full-time! And they’re going to make a statement. And what better way than to go after something that has eluded them for so long: The ROH World Tag Team Championships! Rocky says that’s just step one. Step two: the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships! And step three: The AEW World Tag Team Championships! So all the fighting champs out there better be ready. RPG Vice VS FTR, ROH World Tag Team Championships! All FTR has to do is accept. They know Bret would.
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Opening Round: Kyle O’Reilly VS Rey Fenix w/ Death Triangle!
Samoa Joe made it through the joker, and now he awaits in the semifinals! Will reDRagon’s #KillerKyle take down the Firebird? Or will Fenix say #ANIMO to taking on the Samoan Submission Machine?
The bell rings and Kyle circles with Fenix. Fans fire up, and Kyle drops to bait Fenix. Fenix stomps but misses, Kyle drags Fenix down and has a headlock. Fenix fights up, powers out, but Kyle runs him over. Things speed up, Kyle rolls over Fenix and fans duel, Kyle BOOTS Fenix but Fenix rebounds to hurdle Kyle. Fenix keeps going, sunset flip, but Kyle drops for an ARMBAR! Fenix stacks for a cover, TWO! Fenix tries a rolling cradle, TWO! Kyle wants a leg but Fenix uses that to cradle again, TWO! Kyle blocks the buzzsaw, flips Fenix but Fenix lands on his feet, but Kyle ROUNDHOUSES! They go forehead to forehead and fans fire up!
Fenix shoves, so Kyle throws a forearm. Fenix CHOPS, so Kyle throws another former. Fenix CHOPS, Kyle KICKS a leg out, then wrenches an arm, only for Fenix to trip him. Fenix runs, handsprings over the drop down, blocks the kick to give a kick, but Kyle reverses the whip into a DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Fenix endures, headbutts and throws body shots and is free. Kyle runs in but into a BOOT! Fenix hops up, Kyle ROCKS him with a forearm! Kyle gets the arms, wrenches, but Fenix kicks and forearms back! Fenix wristlocks, goes up and jumps to loop the arm through ropes! Then springboard ENZIGURI!
Kyle bails out, fans fire up and Fenix DIVES! Direct hit and they hit the railing! Fenix puts Kyle in, goes up the corner, FROG SPLASH into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Kyle squeezes tight, Fenix endures and fights around to a stack, ONE! Kyle gets the ARMBAR! Fenix gets a ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Kyle lets off and fans rally up. Fenix bails out but Kyle pursues around the way. Kyle KICKS a leg, hammerlocks Fenix and POSTS the bad arm! Fenix flops down and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Kyle steps on Fenix, refreshes the ring count, then brings Fenix up to wrench and hammerlock again. Kyle POSTS Fenix again! Fenix falls back down, but he gets up to CHOP Kyle! Kyle ROUNDHOUSES Fenix again! Kyle refreshes the count again, drags Fenix up and hammerlocks, but Fenix sends Kyle into POST! Fenix shakes out the bad arm, hobbles his way into the ring, and Kyle gets in at the corner. Kyle hurries to KNEE Fenix down! Fenix bails back out, Kyle pursues again, and he BOOTS Fenix in the side. Kyle KICKS Fenix against railing, follows him around the way, then KICKS him into a taking a seat!
Fans fire up and Kyle runs in, to DROPKICK Fenix against railing! Kyle drags Fenix up to toss him into the ring, and he grabs at the bad arm. Fenix endures as Kyle hammerlocks, and Fenix gets the ROPEBREAK! Kyle KNEES Fenix in the arm as he lets off, then paces around. Kyle runs back in to KNEE Fenix against ropes! Kyle gets the bad arm, pulls the elbow pad away, then KICKS Fenix down! And KICKS him again! Kyle taunts Fenix, kicks at him, but Fenix gets up to CHOP! Kyle KNEES Fenix down, taunts him more, and then cartwheels just to KICK Fenix in the back! Dynamite returns to single picture as Fenix CHOPS again!
Kyle throws a forearm, taunts Fenix, but Fenix forearm sin return! Kyle ROCKS Fenix, eggs him on again, and Fenix throws another shot., Kyle fires off a strike fest, then eggs Fenix on. The bad arm holds Fenix back, but he fires off forearms and a CHOP! And a CHOP! And a mule kick! Kyle gets up, gasping for air, and fans fire up! Fenix whips, Kyle reverses but Fenix tiger feints, only for the bad arm to give up! Kyle hurries to get Fenix up, but Fenix GAMANGIRIS Kyle! Fenix tightrope walks to MULE KICK Kyle down! Kyle flounders, Fenix Alabama Lifts, for a FLIPPING POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Fenix is frustrated but fans rally up. Fenix gets Kyle up, CLUBS Kyle, and fans rally behind him. But Kyle suplexes! Fenix knees free, Kyle shoves him but Fenix somersault SPIKE-RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Kyle escapes and Fenix can’t believe it! Fans rally again, Kyle crawls but Fenix stands. Fenix runs but Kyle pops him up to ROUNDHOUSE! Another strike fest, but Fenix jumps the sweep to ROUNDHOUSE back! Fenix goes up the corner, leaps, but into underhooks! BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Another BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Kyle still holds on, hauls Fenix up, but Fenix RAMS him into a corner! Fenix CHOPS, GAMANGIRIS, then runs to JUMP SOBAT!
Kyle staggers and fans fire up as Fenix hit a HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES! Kyle staggers and yoyos, but Fenix avoids the lariat to tiger feint rewind HEEL KICK! Kyle yoyos again, LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as Kyle and Fenix are punch drunk. They bump into each other, “This is Awesome!” as Kyle kicks, Fenix kicks, and DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take both men down! They both sit up, and they both SLAP each other back down! Houston is loving this as a standing count climbs. Kyle gets up at 4 of 10, he clamps onto Fenix’s arm, but Fenix fights up to CHOP, forearm and repeat! Kyle wobbles, but he wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER!
Kyle hops on, GUILLOTINE!! He drags Fenix down, and has a KIMURA! Then he steps through, but Fenix rolls, into a KNEE! Fenix springs up to ENZIGURI! Kyle AX AND SMASH!! But Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK!! Kyle flounders to the apron and fans are thunderous again. Fenix tightrope walks, but to RANA!! They crash to the floor but Fenix gets Kyle back in! Fans lose their minds, but Fenix somersaults, into an ARMBAR!! Kyle shifts around, gets a leg involved, but Fenix clasps hands! Kyle uses leverage to pry the arm free! FENIX TAPS, KYLE WINS!!
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission (advances to the semifinals)
#KillerKyle clipped Fenix’s wing, and now we have Kyle VS Joe in the other semifinal match! But with what Lethal and company did to Joe, will Kyle have a much easier time taking down the ROH World Television Champion?
The Blackpool Combat Club heads to the ring!
Bryan Danielson and William Regal enter together from the stage, and of course Jon Moxley leads Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz through the crowd! And then, the Jericho Appreciation Society makes their entrance. Houston sings Judas for “The Wizard,” but then Angelo Parker has them stop! And no pyro, either! No sing-along, no pyro! Jericho takes the mic and says when fans want to sing, they’re excited. But meanwhile, last week, when the JAS was attacked by this gang of thugs, the fans cheered! Jericho says he started thinking: “Who could’ve put together this violent attack between all of these heathens?” It’s of course his old nemesis, Mr. William Regal!
Fans chant for Regal and Santana shakes Regal’s hand, even. Jericho says it’s been awhile. Good to see him. Honestly, thought he’d be dead by now. It’s amazing that after all the abuse Regal put himself through, he still has a working brain, sorta. Fans call Jericho an A-Hole, but Jericho says, “Talk about wasted potential.” All his wrestling skill and character, eh could’ve been one of the Greatest of All Time, just like Jericho. He should’ve been a world class champion ten times over, but instead ended up a world class addict. Regal has been fired from every company he’s ever worked for, and then weaseled his way into AEW on the coattails of his proteges.
Jericho says what a collection! Santana & Ortiz, who are too stupid that everything they had was cuz of Jericho. There’s Eddie Kingston, who fans are chanting for, and Jericho says he’s too stupid to stay home and take care of his family and his wife. Once again, if he needs any pointers, just have her give Jericho a call. And then there’s Bryan Danielson. “YES! YES! YES!” Possibly the greatest wrestler in the world today, yet nothing more than a squeaky clean nerd. Bryan never had a drink in his life, huh? Well stick with that lot long enough, and you’ll get disco biscuits and whiskey shoved down your throat until you have to join “the program” with Moxley!
“It’s a royal flush of losers right here! No wonder Moxley and Regal hang out so much, they’re birds of a feather.” Regal, Jericho’s advice is to go home, stay out of the JAS’s business, because otherwise he gets a fireball in his face, because Jericho is a wizard! Or… Maybe Jericho will just piss in Regal’s tea again. Regal finally speaks up. “Since 1997 when I first met you, I’ve had to listen to you with that whining, vile, pathetic, trap snapping voice of yours. And the only thing that could make me more sick to my stomach are the screams from a burning orphanage, so please be quiet.”
Regal says Jericho is right, he hit a few truths about the past. But there’s one thing these last 21 years that has kept Regal going through thick and thin: for every single time Regal was on a show with Jericho, and that’s hundreds of times, or even when Regal wasn’t wrestling Jericho, whenever Jericho was in the ring, Regal would go to his locker room and open Jericho’s bag to take out the toiletries and unzip it. Regal would take out the toothbrush and stick it right up his bum. Daniel Garcia says that is disgusting! How could Regal ever do that to somebody? “Well, actually, flower, I did it to yours last week.” WHAT?!
Jericho takes the mic back and has to get a certain taste out of his mouth. It’s obvious what they all want! They want a fight, right? It just so happens that at Double or Nothing, one of the greatest matches Jericho ever invented in AEW, THE ACE of AEW… Double or Nothing has been synonymous with this match type! The JAS challenges the BCC to the STADIUM- Moxley speaks up to say no. He ain’t doing that sh*t. They’re not getting sucked into the sports entertainment vortex. Stadium Stampede was a different time, and a different place. This situation calls for… JAS getting their asses kicked live and in living color in front of an arena full of screaming fans!
So here’s what happens at Double or Nothing: the five douchebags of JAS VS the five of Regal’s crew, gang warfare in anything goes, glorious violence until the JAS is all bleeding like stuck pigs! Fans like the sound of that. Moxley says call it whatever you want! Anarchy in the Arena! Pro-Wrestling VS Sports Entertainment! The beautiful art of what they love VS “a bunch of stupid bullsh*t!” Moxley hands the mic to Eddie and Jericho says if they want anarchy, fine! But JAS is a well-oiled machine. BCC has issues! In fact, the last time Moxley and Santana were in the ring together, they were trying to stab each other’s eyes out! The GOOD Eye for an Eye match!
And Danielson and Eddie have been after each other all year? What did Bryan say about Eddie? Matt Menard reminds us that Bryan called Eddie “lazy!” And what did Eddie say in return? That Bryan was a “judgmental prick!” Eddie says yes, he is. But let’s just hurry this up. Why wait for the PPV? Who cares about the fans or buys or ratings! Let’s just fight, bitch! Fans fire up for that one, and Hager is ready to go. But Jericho says nope. Eddie says they’ll just go after them then! But Bryan stands in Eddie’s way? Even Moxley is a bit surprised. Eddie shoves Bryan but Bryan shoves Eddie! Is Jericho right about the dysfunction in this destructive group?
Matt Sydal and Dante Martin speak.
Sydal wants to make sure Dante is seeing this. The BCC can’t get along with anyone because they only care about violence. And while they’re caught up with those sports entertainers, Dante can see it in their eyes. They just want to fight. So that is what these two will give them! But a fight with the two highest high-fliers in AEW is not something they’re ready for. And no one has to wait for Double or Nothing! They’ll do this on Rampage! Sydal & Dante just called out any two members of the BCC, but will they be the ones regretting this?
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Opening Round: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS ???
We saw one joker be dealt with, and now the Doctor deals with the other! Just who is taking on Britt Baker, DMD? It’s… MAKI ITOH!! The Cutest in the World is back in AEW, but will she be dance her way to the next round? Or will the Doctor be in the semifinals?
The bell rings and Maki is happy to see her tag partner, and vice versa. They hug, and then Britt asks Maki for a favor. Maki says of course, and she drops down!? Maki’s gonna let Britt win?! Nope, nevermind, Maki drags Britt into a cradle! TWO!! Maki almost had Britt and Britt is pissed! Britt ROCKS Maki with a forearm, and Maki cries…? Britt is confused, but then Maki stomps Britt’s foot! Maki does a little dance while she grinds Britt’s toes, then she flips Britt off. Britt slaps the finger away, swings on Maki but Maki dodges to run, and run Britt over! Maki roars, fires up, and runs, KOKESHI MISSES!
Britt hurries to get Maki’s arms! Rings of Saturn, but Maki gets a cover, TWO! Fans duel, Britt fires off forearms, and whips. Maki reverses but Britt SLINGBLADES! Cover, TWO! Britt rains down fists on Maki while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Britt mocks the V for victory then bumps Maki off buckles. Britt CHOKES Maki, the ref counts, and Britt lets off, to then ROCK Maki with a forearm! Britt sweeps the legs and digs her boot into Maki. The ref counts, Britt lets off, then she soaks up the cheers and jeers. Britt stomps Maki more, drags her from the corner, and she covers, TWO! Maki gets to ropes and scowls but Britt CHOKES her! The ref counts, Britt steps off, but Maki is getting mad! Britt brings Maki up to CHOKER her again! Britt makes Maki smile since she is the joker, after all. The ref counts, Britt lets off with a forearm, then swaggers about.
Britt brings Maki around, throws more forearms, then whips to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Britt is annoyed but she clamps onto Maki with a seated cobra twist. Maki endures, fights, but Britt CLUBS her down. Maki still endures the hold and fans rally up. Maki fights up to her feet, throws body shots, but Britt ROCKS Maki with a forearm. Maki staggers and cries again, but Britt mocks her. Britt pie faces Maki so Maki scowls. Maki pie faces back, Britt drags Maki up and into underhooks. Dynamite returns to single picture as Britt his the BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Britt covers, TWO! Britt drags Maki up, but Maki snap suplexes first!
Fans fire up and Britt gets up to kick Maki down. Britt bumps Maki off buckles, throws more forearms, and she brings out the glove! Britt grins as she puts the glove on, then spells out “D M D!” Britt gets Maki up, bumps her off buckles again, but Maki’s hard head doesn’t feel it. Maki grins and shakes her head, but Britt bumps her off buckles again. Maki fires up and fans fire up! Maki headbutts the buckle to make a point! Britt isn’t sure what to do, Maki HEADBUTTS her! Fans fire up and Maki brings Britt in, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Maki hurries to get Britt into the center and stomps her.
Fans fire up, Maki runs, but she fakes Britt out to KOKESHI! Cover, TWO! Britt hurries to SUPERKICK Maki down! Britt clamps on with RINGS OF SATURN! And then, she flips Maki off before the LOCKJAW! Maki taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission (advances to the semifinals)
But before Britt can celebrate, here comes Toni Storm! The Lightning From Down Under stares down her next opponent and Britt mocks the rock ‘n’ roll, but will Britt be the one crying when it’s #ToniTime?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
He reminds us that it’ll be Britt VS Storm in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup semifinals, and it’ll be Samoa Joe VS Kyle O’Reilly in one of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup semifinals! And it’ll be a celebration of THREE YEARS of AEW at Double or Nothing in Las Vegas! But then out walks Serena Deeb! She apologizes for interrupting but she had to come out here to say she is so sick of hearing Tony Schiavone talk! What? Deeb heard what he said in the vignette. He said she couldn’t beat Thunder Rosa at Double or Nothing! Well, he simply predicted Rosa winning the match. Deeb can win against Rosa- Well that’s not what he said.
So congrats, Tony! After all your years in the business, in one interview, you made yourself a complete idiot! And speaking of idiots, Deeb remembers Dustin Rhodes saying his piece. Deeb knows Dustin is in the back and invites him to come out. Yep, here he comes! Fans cheer for The Natural as he goes to the ring. Dustin doesn’t get why Deeb’s doing this, but Deeb says of course Texas cheers Dustin. He’s a failure, just like all their sports teams! Fans boo Deeb and Deeb tells Dustin that she heard him be as much of an idiot as Schiavone. Hell, seems like JR is the only one with brains around here!
That cute little video of Dustin and his teacher’s pet, “I’m her coach, I’m her mentor~.” Deeb used to respect Dustin. She knows what he had to do to persevere, and he knows what she had to do. The dues she had to pay to make wrestling good for women today! The trials and tribulations she had to endure during “that” era! And still no respect. She put breast implants into her body just to satisfy some old perverts! She shaved her head just to show how bad she wanted this! So tell her, face to face, why did Dustin say Deeb can’t beat Rosa? No answer? Y’know why he can’t answer? Because Dustin doesn’t have the BALLS to!
When Deeb does beat Rosa to become AEW Women’s World Champion, Dustin will respect her! But speaking of, here comes Rosa! Deeb SLAPS Dustin, then eggs Rosa on! Dustin holds Rosa back! Rosa elbows Dustin away! She realizes what she did and apologizes, but Deeb gets the belt! BELT SHOT on Rosa!! Deeb smirks and leaves, belt in hand! The Wolf of Wrestling steals Rosa’s title tonight, but will she rightfully own it after Double or Nothing?
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semifinal: Adam Cole VS Jeff Hardy w/ Matt Hardy!
The Undisputed Elite has two horses in the race, and while Kyle VS Joe is set for the second semifinal, we see the first one happen here tonight! Will the Panama City Playboy head to Las Vegas? Or will he be rendered OBSOLETE by the Charismatic Enigma?
But wait! Cole attacks Jeff during his entrance! Cole stomps Jeff on the ramp, then whips him into the ring! The ref reprimands, Matt is stunned, but Cole sets up on the ramp for “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets in, but Hardy kicks him low! The bell rings, Jeff bumps Cole off buckles, scoops and SLAMS him, then goes up the corner! Jeff aims but Cole bails out. So Jeff goes to the apron and LEAPS onto Cole! Fans fire up with “DELETE! DELETE!” as Jeff puts Cole in. Cole bails out, Jeff pursues but Cole kicks low. Cole RAMS Jeff into the steps, then stares Matt down. Cole goes back for Jeff and puts him in the ring.
Fans rally, Cole drags Jeff up and reels him in, BACKSTABBER! Cole watches Jeff stir while fans rally up. Cole sits Jeff up, brings him around and bumps him off buckles as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cole stomps a mudhole into Jeff, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Cole takes a bow then goes back for Jeff. Cole wrenches and whips Jeff corner to corner, and Jeff bounces off buckles hard! Cole smirks and brings Jeff up to CHOKE him on the rope! The ref counts, Cole lets off, and Jeff sputters to a corner. Cole drags Jeff up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Jeff is still in this and Cole is annoyed, but he soaks up the cheers and jeers. Cole clamps on a chinlock to grind Jeff down but Jeff endures. Jeff fights up and throws body shots, but Cole throws him down by his hair!
The ref reprimands, Cole picks Jeff’s hair off his fingers, then goes back to drag Jeff up and JAM him in the back with a knee. Cole has the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Jeff endures, fans rally up, and Jeff fights to his feet. Cole knees low, DECKS Jeff with a forearm, then brings Jeff back up to bump off buckles! Jeff flounders against ropes, Cole whips him to CLOBBER him with an elbow! Cole smirks and pretends to check a watch. Cole taunts Jeff and throws more forearms. Dynamite returns to single picture as Jeff hits back! Jeff dodges the haymaker to CLUB Cole and hit a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Leg Trap Cradle, TWO!!
Fans rally and Matt rallies the fans with “DELETE! DELETE!” Cole throws a haymaker but Jeff gives it back. Cole throws a forearm, Jeff throws a haymaker. Jeff gets the edge but Cole knees low! Cole blocks the first kick but not the SPIN BACK KICK! But Cole PELES! Jeff drops but Cole drags him back up, only for Jeff to suplex and GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cole is still in this but Jeff grits his teeth. Fans rally, Jeff has Cole in a corner, and Jeff whips. Cole reverses then runs in, but Jeff elbows him away! Jeff goes up, WHISPER IN THE WIND SUPERKICK!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Cole didn’t get all of Jeff and that helps Jeff survive!
Fans rally, Cole takes down the kneepad and runs, but Jeff ducks! Jeff kicks for the STUNNER OF FATE! Then the INVERTED TWIST OF FATE! Jeff throws off the shirt and goes up top! Fans are thunderous and Jeff takes aim, SWANTON BOMB FLOPS as Cole moves! THE BOOM!! Cover, Cole wins!!
Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
And now we have one half of the finals! Cole gloats, but Matt gets in to make sure he doesn’t add on. Cole stays back, but here come the Young Bucks! The Hardys turn around in time before they can set up, but then Cole CLOBBERS the Hardys from behind! Fans boo, but the Bucks give Matt the B T E TRIGGER!! They also stomp away on Jeff! But here comes Darby and STIIIIING! Darby TACKLES Nick, Matt goes after him and they brawl! Sting slowly approaches, and he goes after Matt and Cole! The Undisputed Elite can’t stay up, but here comes Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly! Fish KNEES Darby, then feeds him to Kyle for TOTAL ANNIHILATION!
Sting is still after Cole but reDRagon gets in! Sting goes after them with big haymakers, and then he fires off on Cole! Kyle SMACKS Sting with a chair! But it does nothing!! Fans are thunderous as Sting takes the chair from Kyle to SMACK back with it! But then the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK SANDWICH Sting down!! Cole gets the chair, he puts it around Sting’s leg, and fans boo as the rest of the Undisputed Elite pushes the Hardys and Darby out! KING KONG KNEE DROP on the leg!!! Fish mocks Sting’s pain, and Cole even has another chair! But AEW’s out of time! Quick, check Twitter!
The Undisputed Elite continues the beat down, Kyle stomping Darby at the ropes! They then leave all four men behind to go up the ramp and to the stage for the group pose. They may be standing tall now, but will the Men’s Owen Hart Cup still be Undisputed?
A great Dynamite with almost all Owen Hart tournament matches. I was a little surprised Samoa Joe’s match opened the night, and what a great surprise that it’s “Johnny Elite” as the men’s joker. Also a little surprised Joe won when Lethal, Sonjay & Singh are still after him. But I also like that Best Friends/Roppongi Vice run them off, still wondering if we get a Six Man Tag of those guys before Joe and Lethal fight for the ROH World TV title. RPG Vice calling out a lot of tag team champions was cool, too, I would love of a big series of tag title matches between Double or Nothing and Forbidden Door in June. This could be exactly how FTR gets themselves to being TRIPLE Tag Champions.
And speaking of tag titles, a Triple Threat is a great move to accelerate things between Keith & Swerve, Team Taz and Jurassic Express. It is also a way that a team can win and get the belts off Jurassic Express without actually pinning Jurassic Express. If there’s a time for Christian to break off from Jurassic Express, it’d be after a big Triple Threat loss at Double or Nothing. The Triple Threat of JB VS Starks VS Swerve is going to be really telling towards the tag match. If JB wins, it basically foreshadows one of the other teams taking those belts. Fuego calling out House of Black and teaming with The Dark Order is a good move, and I almost hope Fuego officially joins Dark Order since Dark Order isn’t really interacting with Hangman anymore.
Hangman VS Konosuke was an awesome match, and Punk was good on commentary half complimenting and half insulting Hangman. Hangman of course gets the win for momentum, and he has a pretty great stare down with Punk. Still anyone’s guess who wins at Double or Nothing, but it’d be an interesting next phase for Hangman if he has to chase again. The lashing of Wardlow segment wasn’t quite as dramatic as I expected, though Wardlow basically has Goldberg entrance. But it was hilarious how Wardlow was no selling the lashing and it was pissing MJF off. I didn’t think MJF would kick Wardlow in the balls, but should’ve expected it. This only guarantees Wardlow beats Spears into a puddle next week despite MJF being special referee.
Britt VS Maki was great stuff, Maki is a great character. But I figured Britt would win, she’s a top star in AEW and her taking on Storm was definitely going to happen. Statlander, Velvet and the Baddies had a good promo segment together, Statlander VS Velvet could go either way, but I’m leaning towards Velvet having help from The Baddies. Kyle O’Reilly VS Rey Fenix was match of the NIGHT! Maybe even match of the week and match of the month. Kyle winning makes sense to give Undisputed Elite another contender, and maybe in the semifinals, Joe gets truly screwed over by Lethal so Kyle can advance. Cole had a great match with Jeff Hardy in the main event, and of course he won. We could still end up with Cole VS Kyle in the finals, which would be awesome for many reasons.
Deeb had a great promo segment with Schiavone and Dustin, and she made some strong points in regards to the WWE’s Diva Era and the BS that went on then. And sadly, it seems like that BS is coming back, if you look at how things are in NXT 2.0 and the WWE Women’s Tag Division. Rosa of course comes out to confront Deeb, but then Deeb stands tall. Pretty sure that means Rosa wins to strengthen her reign.
And I really liked what we got out of JAS and BCC plus Proud ‘n’ Powerful. I just knew Jericho would bring up Stadium Stampede as that literally is synonymous with Double or Nothing and Jericho, but of course they can’t do that, we’re finally leaving the pandemic era behind. While I was hoping we’d get Blood & Guts announced, I hope we get that after Moxley & Bryan destroy Sydal & Dante. Otherwise, it sounds like a slightly more chaotic Falls Count Anywhere type match, which I don’t see really working all that well as far as cameras keeping up with everything. And announcing Blood & Guts just makes sense because we have Regal here to shout the name!
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/1/23)
Dynamite is No Holds Barred!
Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?
Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?
- Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
- The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
- Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!
The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?
Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!
They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!
The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!
Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!
Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!
Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!
Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!
Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!
Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.
Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!
Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?
Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.
Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?
AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!
Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.
Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?
The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!
The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”
Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?
The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”
“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!
Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”
The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?
Backstage interview with Jack Perry.
Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?
Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!
Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?
The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.
Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!
Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!
Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!
Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!
Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall
Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”
Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.
And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?
The Elite speak.
Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.
“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.
So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!
Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?
Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!
In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?
The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!
Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.
Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!
Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.
Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!
Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!
Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!
Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!
Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall
Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!
Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?
Mogul Affiliates speak.
Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”
Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…
Backstage interview with LFI.
Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!
MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.
MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!
Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?
The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.
Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!
Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!
Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!
Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?
Backstage interview with Britt Baker.
Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.
Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?
AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!
The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?
The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!
Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.
Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.
Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!
Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.
Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!
Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”
Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!
Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!
Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?
This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.
Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.
Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.
We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.
It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.
The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.
And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)
Orlando stays Dark!
Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!
As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
- Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
- Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
- Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
- Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
- The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
- Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.
A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.
And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.
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