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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (6/1/22)

Fallout from Vegas!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

The Los Angeles Kia Forum is Dynamite!

AEW makes its Los Angeles debut, and Dynamite might just blow the roof off the Kia Forum! All the Double or Nothing fallout, and an UNDISPUTED 5v5!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: CM Punk & FTR VS Max Caster & Gunn Club; Punk & FTR win.
  • Johnny Elite’s Open Challenge: John Morrison VS Miro; Miro wins.
  • 10 Man Tag: Christian Cage, Darby Allin, Matt Hardy & Jurassic Express VS Hikuleo & The Undisputed Elite; Hikuleo & The Undisputed Elite win.
  • Wardlow VS JD Drake; Wardlow wins.
  • Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS Toni Storm & Ruby Soho; Storm & Soho win.
  • Jon Moxley VS Daniel Garcia; Moxley wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: CM Punk & FTR VS Max Caster & Gunn Club!

The Best in the World and the NEW AEW World Champion joins forces with the #TopGuys, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood as a gold-studded team! Punk even dives into the crowd to celebrate with Los Angeles over his Las Vegas victory! But will Punk and the dual AAA & ROH World Tag Team Champions keep the celebration rolling? Or will Platinum Max & the Ass Boys rain on the parade?

But of course, Caster has a rap! “Acclaimed and the Gunns, what the fans prefer. We’re about to make y’all pay like Amber Heard! Look at Punk, y’all’re mortified! You lookin’ like you live underneath the 405! FTR’s better than most, but they gotta ride Punk’s coattails to get on the show. And by the way, Bret Hart’s trash, boys. You’re gettin’ served by Acclaimed ‘n’ the Ass Boys!” Austin & Colten still don’t approve of that nickname but the fans chant. Austin says, “SACRAMENTOOO~!” No, that’s not where we are! Colten gets the mic to say, “SAN DIEGOOO~!” Ugh… Bowens tells the idiots it’s like this. “LOS ANGELEEEEES! The Acclaimed have arrived~!”

Bowens and Billy scissor finger, Bowens gets the fans chanting “ASS~ BOYS~!” and the trios sort out. Fans are thunderous for CM Punk but we start with Dax and Austin. Dax hugs Cash and even hugs Punk, then circles with Austin. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Austin puts Dax on ropes. Dax turns things around but then Austin puts Dax in an open corner. The ref counts, Austin lets off at 4 then stares Dax down. Austin shoves Dax, but Dax smirks and ties up with Austin again. Austin headlocks, Dax powers up and out but Austin runs him over! Fans troll Austin with “ASS~ BOYS~!” as things speed up.

Dax drops, Austin hurdles but then Dax slides to CLOBBER Austin! And CHOP him to the corner! Tag to Cash, they double whip, drop toehold and elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Cash brings Austin up but Austin throws a big body shot! Tag to Colten, they mug Cash, and Colten puts Cash off buckles. Colten stomps, whips corner to corner but Cash goes up and over. Cash ducks, dodges, hurdles and back drops Colten! Then dropkicks him down! And arm-drags him, too! Cash has the cording hold and joins in on the “ASS~ BOYS~!” Fans fire up, Colten pulls hair to put Cash in the corner. Caster tags in, Colten feeds the scoop but Cash slips out!

Cash backs away to his corner and that makes Caster and Colten hesitate. Fans fire up, Caster runs in but gets caught with a wristlock! ELBOW BREAKER, then shoulder grind. Fans fire up as Cash tags Punk in! Punk climbs up, AX HANDLE to the arm! Punk wrenches, RAMS shoulders, then ROCKS Caster as fans fire up behind him. Punk storms up on Caster but Caster sends him into buckles! Caster stomps a mudhole, rains down fists, Austin adds taunts and Caster lets off. Caster chokes Punk on ropes but lets off as the ref reprimands. Caster whips corner to corner, runs in but Punk BOOTS him! Punk goes up and CROSSBODIES!

Fans fire up and Punk brings Caster up to wrench. Punk tags Cash, Cash tags Dax. Punk and Dax get Caster up to Cash for a SUPER POWERSLAM! Dax covers, TWO! Dax looms over Caster, headlocks, but Caster hits a back suplex! Tag to Austin, he runs in to put Dax in the corner! Dax counter punches, fights off Colten and Caster, but Austin trips him up! Austin drags Dax up to bump off buckles and stomp a mudhole! The ref counts, Austin tags Colten in while Billy taunts Dax. Fans rally for Dax as Austin feeds him to Colten’s BIG right hand! Austin then feeds Dax to Colten’s dropkick! Austin adds a THROWBACK, then Colten covers, TWO!

Colten taunts the fans, tag to Caster. They whip Dax into buckles, Caster taunts Cash and the ref has to keep Cash back. Caster stretches Dax against ropes, and Billy gets a cheap shot in! Fans boo while Caster drags Dax to a cover, TWO! Caster drags Dax up, Austin tags in, and they double whip, only for Dax to toss Caster down and toss Austin out! Colten rushes in to intercept, but Dax gets him for a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up and Dax crawls, but Caster and Colten trip Cash and Punk! Fans boo as the Ass Boys drag Dax away. Tag and double whip, DOUBLE FLAPJACK! Colten covers, TWO!!

Dynamite goes picture in picture as Colten tags Caster. Caster stomps Dax, stomps his leg, and CHOKES Dax on the ropes! The ref counts, Caster lets off, Bowens JAMS Dax with his crutch! Cash protests but Bowens tells him to shut up. Caster whips Dax hard into buckles, then pushes Dax to a cover, TWO! Caster covers again, TWO! Caster clamps onto Dax with an armlock and chinbar but Dax endures. Dax fights up, reaches for his corner, throws forearms on Caster then headlocks. Caster powers out to CLOBBER Dax! Caster drags Dax over, tags Austin in and Austin stomps the bad leg. Tag back to Caster and he drops an elbow!

Dax flounders out of the ring, Austin distracts the ref and Colten gets a cheap shot! Billy helps Dax up so Caster can suplex him in! Dax slips out to GERMAN SUPLEX Caster away! Fans fire up and both men get up. Dax and Caster DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up, as do their corners, and Caster gets up to get Dax’s legs. Dynamite returns to single picture as fans boo Caster putting on the Sharpshooter! But Dax kicks free and sends Caster way! Austin tags in, he whips Dax but Dax slides under, rolls around, tag to Punk! Punk slips off the springboard but he still throws hands on the Ass Boys! Scoop SLAM for Austin, scoop SLAM for Colten!

Punk spins Austin around to a NECKBREAKER! DROPKICK for Colten! He traps Colten in a corner, dodges Caster’s cheap shot, and ROUNDHOUSES Caster down! Cash and Punk run corner to corner, STEREO SHINING WIZARDS! Cash pushes Colten down, then he gets a boost from Punk to CROSSBODY Colten and Caster! Punk CLOBBERS Austin, goes up top, MACHO ELBOW! Fans fire up and Punk says night-night! Billy gets on the apron to talk trash on Punk but Punk dares him do do something. Austin rolls Punk, TWO! Austin kicks low, FAMOU- NO! Punk blocks the Famouser to BOMB Austin into Billy!

Then a fireman’s carry, tag to Dax! GO TO the BIG RIG!! Cover, CM Punk & FTR win!!

Winners: CM Punk & FTR, by pinfall

The Best in the World and the Top Guys stand tall, champions all! But with these golden targets on their backs, who will be next to step up to them for those titles?

Punk gets a mic and he says, “I’ve never done drugs in my life, but I’d imagine this is what it feels like. And the magical thing about me being me is, boy, I still gotta lot of work to do. There’s still miles to travel, there’re still roads to travel, and hell, I know I gotta get better. That’s what this championship’s about. I wouldn’t be here if my road to success wasn’t littered with mistakes, and those mistakes are just learning moments, and gaddamit, I’m gonna learn. And I’m gonna get better. And you can call me what you want: positive, negative, but you gotta call me ‘the champ!'” Fans like the sound of that!

Dax says those things Punk hasn’t done, Dax’s done. And he’ll tell ya, yeah it feels that good. But uh, in seriousness, pro-wrestling means the world to him. His beautiful wife and baby girl are in the crowd, and they’re the only two things in this damn world that mean more to him than pro-wrestling. Being ROH Tag Team Champion means to world to FTR. So when you come on their stage, in their ring, and attack them, that don’t sit well. So what he’s getting at is, if you’re from another company, if you’re from the same company, sorry but bring your asses out here so they can kick your ass!

Punk says that brings us to NJPW. “Some of the best professional wrestlers in the world, but I happen to be standing in the world with two of the best! No jumping from behind, no back fighting. We’ve got a Pay-Per-View to sell. Forbidden Door, I know you’re back door, show me who I got!” And with that, it’s HIROSHI TANAHASHI! The Ace of NJPW is here in LA and fans are fired up to see him! The Once in a Century Talent is going to take on The Best in the World, who walks out the Forbidden Door the greatest of all time?

 

MJF is here!

Somehow, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is up and moving after the Powerbomb Symphony Wardlow played using his body this past Sunday. MJF has his music cut and he goes to the ring. Fans mostly boo as MJF has the mic. “I am in a lot of pain right now after what happened on Sunday. But all you people want is to hear me talk, right?” NO! Well MJF will talk, but as Max Friedman! “Big merger, boss. Lot of important executives here tonight to watch your product. It’d be a real shame if something bad happened. I wouldn’t want to embarrass you, man. Speaking of embarrassing, you’ve been trying to sit down with me to hash things out for quite some time now, haven’t ya?”

Fans tell MJF to STFU but MJF says, “Guess what? Too little too late! Here’s why! When this company first started, it was all friends wrestling. Everybody was handed a ticket, except for me! See, I had to write my own. And boy do I have good penmanship, because I created moment after moment after moment for this company, and I still get no respect!” Fans applaud because they’re starting to agree. MJF says NO ONE is on his level! Everything he touches turns to gold! There is nothing he can’t do! “Every time I come out here, I am not expected to hit home runs, I expected to hit grand slams, and I do that s*it on a weekly basis!”

MJF says that while everyone else settle for being great, he has to be perfect! Because he is the 26 year old constantly under a microscope because he is the only one who can carry this company on his back, as he has for MONTHS! “It’s funny I hear boos but I also hear clapping. That’s interesting. Where were you guys this whole weekend when you were calling me an unprofessional piece of s*it? I’m just curious.” They’re not the only problem, it’s the “boys in the back,” too. They all want MJF’s spot, but guess what? You can have it! MJF doesn’t wanna be here anymore.

Now to the “fans.” You all act like fans but you’re uneducated MARKS! You sit there on your phones, tweeting out opinions like they’re worth a damn. MJF will explain something to you: “YOU DON’T KNOW S*IT!! Your opinions suck, your opinions change at the drop of a dime, but then you pretend that your new opinions are the same as your old ones.” For example, people say they always knew MJF was a good wrestler. Except those same people pretended he sucked for a long time. And why is that? Because MJF isn’t like all the faves? Like he doesn’t pretend to watch NJPW? Because he doesn’t dump his opponents on his head and is reckless?

Is it because MJF doesn’t chase the star ratings? What is it? How could MJF possibly be the best? News flash: HE IS THE BEST! He is the only guy who makes you feel! And unlike all those boys, he doesn’t have to do a bunch of BS to get you there! MJF is a generational talent and yet everyone takes him for granted! But it’s not just the fans, it’s the big man in the back, too! Here’s something they can’t take for granted, and something Tony Khan doesn’t want you to know: Do you know who is the second best minute-to-minute draw for AEW? You wish! It’s MJF! If you don’t believe him, go ask “Stat Boy” what he has to say. But don’t ask him to pay the man who’s been busting his ass for him since day one!

No, no, no! Tony has to horde all that money to give to the newest ex-WWE guys he’s hiring! Who can’t even lace MJF’s GADDAMN BOOTS! Fans are giving MJF a standing ovation for this amazing venting! MJF asks Tony if he’d be treated better if he was an ex-WWE guy. Here’s the problem, boss. You have a position of power in a wrestling company, when the only position you should be assuming is behind the guard rails with all the fans! MJF doesn’t wanna wait until 2024 but Tony doesn’t listen, so MJF will make it easier: FIRE MJF!

And don’t try and play him off, he’s not done! MJF wants Tony to FIRE him, and then he curses so hard they have to bleep it all! MJF is incensed, Dynamite goes to break, how will “boss man” respond to this?

 

Johnny Elite’s Open Challenge: John Morrison VS ???

Speaking of one of those ex-WWE guys… Johnny Elite returns home to LA, and he wants to prove himself worthy of being here in AEW! He wants to face the best here, but who steps up to take him on?

“My God, it’s been a long time. I’ve been thinking, waiting, healing. Everything you’ve put me through made me realize that all I need is to get closer to you again. So I will return to AEW to help my fellow man. The Bastards, the Punks, the Cowboys, and the pagans, too. And I will redeem them all. And those good deeds are what’s going to bring me back to the Kingdom of Heaven. Where I will find you! You separated me from my gold and kept me from my home! But my neck of sand is now fixed! It’s my heart that’s broken… My God, I no longer wish to come home. I now want to come and take yours! The Redeemer is back, flawless!” AKA, MIRO has returned! Will he CRUSH Johnny Elite and be redeemed in combat?

The bell rings and fans fire up! Miro and Johnny circle, Johnny tries a testing kick but Miro stays up. Miro blocks Johnny’s next kick to CLOBBER him! Miro stomps Johnny, kicks him and throws hands, then bumps him off buckles! Miro fires off big hands and stomps away! The ref counts, Miro lets off and fans are fired up even more! Miro drags Johnny up, Johnny throws hands but Miro whips him to a corner. Johnny BOOTS, goes up the corner, but Miro drags him down to SAIDO! Miro snarls while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Miro flexes while fans rally up. Miro drags Johnny up, KICKS him in the back, then CHOKES him on the ropes! The ref counts, Miro lets off and then KICKS Johnny in the back! Miro snarls as Johnny flounders to a corner. Miro brings Johnny up but Johnny throws body shots! Johnny runs, but Miro CLOBBERS him! Miro soaks up the cheers, then brings Johnny up to suplex! Miro stomps Johnny, drags him up and suplexes him again! Miro paces around Johnny, runs and drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Miro stomps Johnny, sits him up and nods before he DECKS Johnny with a right! Miro clamps on a chinlock and squeezes tight!

Johnny endures, fights up, throws body shots and ROCKS Miro with a forearm! Dynamite returns to single picture as Johnny runs. Miro follows but Johnny elbows him away. Johnny runs in, ducks and dodges, but leaps into Miro’s arms! Miro swings and SLAMS Johnny down! Fans fire up and he aims from a corner. Miro stomps around, Johnny gets up, but Johnny avoids the kick, waistlocks, spins Miro around and ROUNDHOUSES! Miro wobbles, but he stands up again. Johnny fires off heavy strikes, but Miro throws him to a corner, only to miss in the corner. Johnny fires off more strikes, then runs, springboard, FLYING CHCUK!

Fans fire up as Johnny hits a STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, ONE!! Johnny keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Johnny gets up top, fans rally, BARREL ROLL, but Johnny has to roll through as Miro dodges! BEST KICK! Miro snarls with wide eyes and fans fire up with him! Miro shouts for it, and he stomps Johnny into the GAME OVER!! Johnny is bent back, he taps out! Miro wins!

Winner: Miro, by submission

Redemption! But this is just the first! Will Miro fight his way to the Pearly Gates, and end up with AEW gold?

 

The Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring!

The “recognized symbol of excellence in sports entertainment” was shockingly victorious in the bloody and brutal Anarchy in the Arena match. Fans sing Judas as the pyro pops off and Chris Jericho leads Jake Hager, Angelo Parker & Matt Menard to the ring. Jericho then has the song stop and fans boo. Parker clears his throat and says at Double or Nothing, they DOMINATED Anarchy in the Arena. “Therefore, AEW Galaxy, APPRECIATE US!” Wink wink. Menard then takes the mic to say Daddy Magic wants to know, Double or Nothing, did you see it!? HUH!? Did you order it? If you did, then you know that JAS are the Princes of Pain! Nobody does it better!

Jericho smiles and says, “I know you all wanted to sing, but you don’t deserve it tonight. What you deserve is the winners of the Anarchy in the Arena, the Jericho Appreciation Society. But winning that match was not without a price. We had our heads bounced off the floor, went through tables, covered in mustard. I had my hair pulled out, I was knocked down, beaten down, and even worse, that psycho, Eddie Kingston comes to the ring- SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Here’s your Eddie Kingston!” He comes to the ring with a gas can, pours gasoline all over Jericho, and wants to light him on fire?! What kind of man burns another man? Uh…

But another thing! That other piece of trash, Bryan Danielson, he says at the end, “I’m going to kick his expletive head in!” Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” for Bryan. But after that, Hager and Jericho choked Bryan OUT, and that lost the match! And Bryan isn’t here tonight! Fans boo but Jericho says “that is what Daniel Garcia will do to that fathead, Jon Moxley, here in the main even of Dynamite.” It is like the JAS says: every time sports entertainers VS pro wrestlers, sports entertainers win! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! Sports entertainers always win! But wait, here comes Eddie Kingston! The Mad King has his music cut, too, as he and Regal are together!

Fans are thunderous for Kingston and Regal, and Kingston says he’ll fight all of them right now! Bryan isn’t talking to Eddie, he hasn’t really talked with Mox in weeks, “Monkey” Ortiz isn’t talking to him, either. But Eddie doesn’t care! He just wants to fight them all! But y’know what? Regal, let them know where he wants to fight them! BLOOD AND GUTS!!! That’s right! Blood & Guts II is going to happen! Jericho says Kingston wants Blood & Guts? Uh oh, Kingston is storming up! Well he ain’t getting that match! Get him! They mug Kingston 3v1 with Jericho taunting Kingston in the ring! Kingston deserves to be in a cage, not the JAS!

But when Jericho turns around, Ortiz is there! MAD BALL!! And then Ortiz has scissors! He’s going to cut Jericho’s hair!! He gets a BIG lock of it! Fans are shocked, and then Ortiz runs as the JAS return! Fans chant for “Monkey! Monkey!” as he and Kingston regroup. Jericho yells at the stupid SOB for cutting his hair! Jericho’s hair is worth more than Ortiz’s entire existence! But if they want Blood & Guts, if they want to face the JAS again.. THEY’VE GOT IT! But… There has to be something in return. Jericho vows to shave Ortiz bald! If they want Blood & Guts, then we need Jericho VS Ortiz, Hair VS Hair! Ortiz says okay then!

Jericho says he’ll beat Ortiz, shave him, and BURN him, because he’s a wizard!! But will Jericho end up the one burned by his own gamble before being bloodied inside the double ring, double cage?

 

AEW shares what happened after Double or Nothing.

Samoa Joe was backstage with a trainer working on his arm and Alex Marvez asking about his loss to Adam Cole in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament finals. Joe said his shoulder was fine, but then Jay Lethal attacked! They brawled, Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt joined in! They hit Joe with a chair, then trap the arm in it! They RAM Joe’s bad arm into a road case! Joe writhes, holding his arm, will he be able to get revenge on Lethal and his lackeys?

 

10 Man Tag: Christian Cage, Darby Allin, Matt Hardy & Jurassic Express VS Hikuleo & The Undisputed Elite!

The “King of Harts,” Adam Cole leads the way for the Young Gun, the Young Bucks and reDRagon, a bit of a mixed bag of feelings from Double or Nothing. Cole obviously won the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament and the lovely belt that comes with it, Kyle O’Reilly outlasted the Relentless One, but Matt & Nick Jackson could not put away the Hardy Boyz. Will they all get to celebrate tonight in Young Bucks Country? Or will Captain Charisma, the Relentless One, Matt and the AEW World Tag Team Champions continue to DELETE the Elite?

The teams sort out and Jungle Boy starts against Kyle. They circle, knuckle lock, but Kyle kicks. JB kicks back, CHOPS, then goes up and up and rebounds to arm-drag! Kyle gets up but JB dropkicks him down! JB handsprings and fans fire up for their hometown hero! JB knuckle locks again but Kyle kicks him away. Tag to Fish, but JB arm-drags Fish down! JB brings Fish up, tags Christian, they mug Fish then double whip. They double hip toss, Nick runs in but they dodge to double hip toss the other way! Matt wants in, and his rival, Christian, obliges! Fans fire up as Matt gets the tag, and the tag team legends work together to DECK Fish!

Christian gets Fish up, Matt goes up and AX HANDLES! Cole is on commentary and is annoyed by all this. Matt rallies the fans with “DELETE! DELETE!” Fish gets up, Matt kicks low but no Twist! Fish kicks but Matt ducks! Fish sobats, tags to Christian and Matt Jackson! Christian gets around Matt, ROCKS him with an uppercut, then another! Christian climbs up in the corner to rain down fists! Fans count, Christian goes past 10, then turns things around. Nick rushes over, Christian DECKS him, BOOTS Matt, then TORNADO DDTs! Fans fire up, Christian covers, TWO! Christian gets Matt to the ropes and stands on him for the choke!

The ref counts, Christian hops off at 3 to slingshot and uppercut! Cole talks about the great bond The Undisputed Elite has but then gets mad that Matt is down. Christian goes up, but Fish anchors him! Darby goes after Fish! Then JB runs in to FLYING RANA Fish to the floor! Cole is stunned, Christian gives Matt Jackson a DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, the Bucks break it up! Kyle also gets in, but Christian’s teammates all rush in! It’s a huge brawl! Fans fire up, the Elite get tossed, Darby DIVES into Kyle! JB and Luchasaurus set up to STEREO MOONSAULT! JB takes out Fish while Luchasaurus takes out Cutler and Hikuleo!

Matt and Christian are up while Cole is upset! Christian chicken wings but Matt powers out and Nick SUPERKICKS Christian down! The Bucks regroup, Matt Jackson WRECKS Matt Hardy! Then Matt Jackson skins the cat so his brother Nick can FLY onto everyone! Cole and LA are all fired up as Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Nick is fired up, Matt is fire dup, Matt starts thrusting! Matt drags Christian up but Christian gets a cradle! TWO!! Matt gets up to CLOBBER Christian! Matt drops a knee on Christian, tags in Kyle, and Kyle drops knees of his own. Cover, TWO! Captain Charisma is still in this but Kyle brings him up to whip into the open corner. Tag to Matt, who tags Nick, who tags Fish. Fish tags Hikuleo, Matt whips Nick in at Christian, but he puts Nick on the apron! Matt runs in, he’s also put on the apron! Kyle runs in and ROCKS Christian with a forearm smash! Then Fish runs in, he combos with the Bucks for a DOUBLE ENZIGURI KNEE SMASH COMBO!

Hikuleo tops things off with a corner SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives that onslaught but Hikuleo drags him up. Christian throws body shots, Hikuleo knees him low, then POSTS him in the Undisputed corner! Tag Nick and he taunts Christian’s team. He even SPITS at Luchasaurus! The ref keeps Luchasaurus back but that allows the Undisputed Elite to mug Christian! Nick does laps around Christian, then drags him up. Tag to Matt, Matt CLAWS Christian’s back, then he tags Nick. They push Christian around and taunt him, but Hardy rallies the fans. Nick stomps away, tags Matt back in, and the Bucks bring Christian up.

The Bucks wind up, but Christian dodges the double superkicks as Dynamite returns to single picture! Christian gets them both for a DOUBLE INVERTED DDT! Fans fire up and Christian crawls over, hot tag to Luchasaurus! The dino-man rallies on the Bucks, BLASTS the corner, then TOSSES Nick to a corner! Luchasaurus fires off big hands, then FLAPJACKS Matt! Corner clothesline for Matt, Kyle runs in but Luchasaurus catches him! Luchasaurus RAMS Kyle into Nick! Then he back body blocks Matt! Kyle and Nick dodge the corner attack but he DOUBLE LARIATS! The fans fire up and Cole is furious!

Luchasaurus choke grips Nick, but Nick slips out of the choke slam! Sobat, ROUNDHOUSE, but he runs into a back elbow! Luchasaurus rolls back, to SPIKE Nick! JB leaps off Luchasaurus to give Matt a DESTROYER! Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Nick! Cole is having a breakdown while Luchasaurus STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, Hikuleo breaks it! Hikuleo drags Nick over, tags in, and now he stands against Luchasaurus! Fans fire up, Luchasaurus choke grips! Hikuleo breaks free to choke grip back! Luchasaurus breaks free to HEADBUTT! Hikuleo rebounds, Luchasaurus dodges, they come back and DOUBLE LARIAT! Both men are down, LA fires up!

Cole is freaking out, but hot tags to Kyle and Darby! Fans are thunderous as Double or Nothing is revisited! Darby dodges Kyle, SHOTGUNS him into a corner, then runs in to fire off forearms! Darby goes corner to corner, but Fish runs in !Darby dodges, fires off on Fish, then back body blocks! And one for Kyle! Another for Fish, another for Kyle! Fish dodges, runs in but into BOOTS! Darby rolls and shoots around, THROWBACK STUNNER for Kyle! Kyle manages to take Matt, Hikuleo runs in but Darby dumps him out! Rough landing for Hikuleo, Darby tags Matt Hardy! Darby goes up to SUPER COFFIN-

NO, Hikuleo catches Darby! Fish and Hikuleo mug Darby, then Cole fires up as Kyle ‘n’ Fish give Darby CHASING THE DRAGON! Hardy bumps Matt Jackson off buckles for “DELETE! DELETE!” Nick is in, but Hardy gives him “DELETE! DELETE!” bumps! Then “DELETE! DELETE!” for Kyle! Fish runs in, he gets “DELETE! DELETE!” Hardy completes all four corners! But Hikuleo returns, fans fire up but Hardy suckers him into an elbow! And “DELETE!” NOPE! Hikuleo whips Hardy away, runs in, but Hardy sends him into buckles! Christian missile dropkicks, then Hardy TWIST OF FATES! Hikuleo gets back up but he gets clotheslined out of the ring!

Christian SPEARS Hikuleo! But Kyle FLYING KNEES Christian down! Nick BLASTS Darby off the apron, the Bucks dodge Hardy to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Luchasaurus handsprings through but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! JB tag sin, he leaps, into DOUBLE SUPERKICSK! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Luchasaurus again! Fans are thunderous and Cole is feeling great now. B T E- NO, Hardy saves JB! JB has Matt Jackson but Matt fights out of the Killswitch to shove JB into Hardy! Kyle gets Hardy in a SLEEPER! Matt Jackson gut wrenches JB, Fish gets in, and Nick is on the apron! TOTAL ANNIHILATION for Hardy!! MELTZER DRIVER for JB!! Cover, Undisputed Elite wins!

Winners: Hikuleo & The Undisputed Elite, by pinfall

Cole is all fired up! The Bucks just pinned the AEW World Tag Team Champions, they will get their match and those titles back, the Undisputed Elite will run AEW! No one can stop them! Will one of Cole’s golden prophecies become reality once again?

 

Backstage interview with Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland.

Lexi Nair is with them and some special guests as she notes how close Keith & Swerve were to becoming new AEW World Tag Team Champions. How are they feeling now? Swerve wants to introduce us to his people first. We’ve got Gi from the MCU, man behind the Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War. Then there’s Flash Garments, man behind Swerve’s theme song. And last but not least, the fashion icon himself, Jeff Hamilton, presenting Swerve with a special jackets to sport around. In the Forum, we’ve had Jerry West and Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaq. Two single stars on one team.

Keith says it is to be noted that whether it be as a tag team or as singles competitors, the goal has been gained before, and it will happen again, and when it does, Keith expects we will all #SwerveInOurGlory. When and where will the Limitless House of Swerve grab golden opportunities here in AEW?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He gladly introduces someone who made her AEW debut at Double or Nothing, and now she makes her Dynamite debut, it is ATHENA! The Fallen Goddess made her presence known to AEW and the Baddies when she made sure they couldn’t bully Anna Jay. Schiavone says Athena didn’t back down from Jade Cargill, and he welcomes her officially to AEW. She thanks him and the fans, and says she can finally say it: Athena is All Elite! And it is no surprise why she’s here. The top tier competition of the AEW Women’s Division, nonetheless that of one dominant TBS Champion, Jade Cargill.

But Jade, Athena wants to keep it 100, real talk. All streaks were made to be broken, and Athena will break Jade’s! So you can say this or that, but Athena is the Fallen Goddess, the Alpha- Jade storms out to tell Tony to “cut the s*it!” Jade, with The Baddies and now Stokely Hathaway instead of Mark Sterling, walks out to say that she is #ThatBitch. Now, let her introduce us to the best talker in the game, Hathaway! “Athena, Athena, Athena, Athena. How dare you interrupt us at Double or Nothing your first day on the damn job, too. What a shame. Shame, shame, shame.” It is Hathaway’s job as Jade’s publicist to inform Athena and everyone that Jade right here is a QUEEN.

Jade is a goddess, and is our TBS Champion! And Hathaway knows Athena wants a title shot, but guess what? Hathaway holds the mic up for Jade so she can say, “Not today!” HA! Athena says okay, but then Kiera gets in her way. Athena says okay, if it’s like that… Anna Jay walks out! AND Kris Statlander! Kris stares down Velvet, Hathaway has everyone stand down. Security, get out here! Refs rush out, too, but Athena still stares Jade down. Will the Fallen Goddess fight her way up and prove she can beat #ThatBitch?

 

Wardlow VS JD Drake!

MJF’s meltdown may have been about management, but his mood certainly wasn’t helped losing to the Maestro of Mayhem. Wardlow is now truly All Elite and looks to finally get himself some gold! Will he maintain his #1 contender’s spot now that he is unleashed? Or can Scrap Metal find a way to end Wardlow’s warpath?

The bell rings and JD CHOPS Wardlow! Wardlow doesn’t flinch, so JD CHOPS again! That one stings, and JD boasts about it, only to turn around into the wind-up LARIAT! Wardlow snarls, whips JD to ropes, but JD gets around to waistlock and shove. Wardlow goes up, over, rolls and RAMS into JD! Then Wardlow hauls JD up and carries him around, for a SPINEBUSTER! The straps come down already and fans fire up! POWERBOMB! But fans all know that’s just the first verse! POWERBOMB! And then the cover, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall

At 52-8, Wardlow is still on top! Tony Schiavone gets in the ring with Wardlow to say here in LA, we will say it again: Wardlow is All Elite! But then Mark Sterling storms out with a lot of security, and he tells “Wardy” to hold on here. Give him the documents! Wardlow must be pretty proud of himself, huh? All tickled pink! Wardlow thinks he can wreak havoc across the nation and get away with it? Wardlow says Sterling doesn’t watch the product. Sterling says take a look at what those papers say! He’s being served with a lawsuit on behalf of the American Arena Security Professionals, the people he’s been beating up for weeks and weeks!

Sterling says he’ll see Wardlow in court! Wardlow looks to the fans with a look that says, “Is he serious?” Wardlow tosses the papers aside to grab the guy who handed him the papers! Sterling says no, that man has a family! Well he also gets a POWERBOMB! And Wardlow rips up the papers, to feed them to the security guard! Will Wardlow beat this frivolous suit the same way he has just about everyone else?

 

Backstage interview with Dan Lambert and the Men of the Year.

Lexi Nair stands with the victorious Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page and brings up this Friday on Rampage, it will be Scorpio Sky VS Dante Martin for the AEW TNT Championship. Lambert’s thoughts are that where you like Dante or not, which for the record Lambert doesn’t, no one can deny Dante’s ability or potential. But that means if Dante does everything right over the next couple of years, he’ll end up where Scorpio Sky is right now. Which would be great, if Dante had a couple more years. But he’s only got days, bro! And none of the potential gets him any closer to “Genie.” Scorpio won’t let Dante even touch Genie!

So here’s what Dante should do: enjoy this “California vacation.” Walk down Sunset Boulevard, get you some Rosco’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, because on Friday, you’ll get your ass handed to you by the only man worthy of being The Face of TNT. But Dante steps in to stop the snap! Dante “appreciates” all the confidence they have in his potential, but he thinks he is better than Scorpio is right now. And on Rampage, he proves it! Dante steps away, but will he step up to the plate to get struck out by The Closer? Or will he hit the biggest home run of his career?

 

Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS Toni Storm & Ruby Soho!

This looks familiar. But there is a change, actually: The Doctor is now “The Queen of Harts,” having defeated both the Lightning From Down Under and the Runaway in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament! Will she and her assistant do the same again in LA? Or will Storm & Soho avenge themselves in the aftermath?

The teams sort out, Storm and Britt start and they circle. Hayter talks trash to get at Storm but then gets away before Storm can hit her. Britt kicks Storm, fires off forearms, but Storm puts Britt in a corner to fire off forearms and stomps! The ref counts, Storm lets off and whips Britt to ropes. Britt holds ropes and bails out to regroup with Hayter and show off the Queen of Harts belt. Soho and Storm sigh, the belt is put back and Britt gets in. Storm waits on Britt, but Britt wants to tag Hayter. Hayter is hesitant, she did lose to Storm in the tournament. Storm rolls Britt up! TWO, Storm headlocks but Britt powers out.

Britt drops down but Storm redirects herself and basement dropkicks Britt! Fans fire up, Storm tags Soho and snapmares Britt. They DOUBLE PENALTY KICK, then Soho covers, TWO! Soho wrenches an arm, Britt pulls hair to throw Soho down! Britt drags Soho up, tags Hayter, and they mug Soho. Hayter stomps, but Soho JAWBREAKERS! Soho runs in, Britt tags and Hayter BOOTS Soho! Hayter puts Soho on the apron, BOOTS her again, then Britt trips Soho and spins her around! DRAPING SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Britt is all smiles as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has to keep Storm back so Hayter gets away with extra stomps. Britt puts Soho in, drags her to a cover, TWO! Britt drags Soho up, taunts Storm, then taunts Soho. Soho fires forearms! Britt gives them back, snap suplexes Soho, then covers, TWO! Britt drags Soho up by her hair, wraps her up in a seated cobra twist, and grinds her forearm into Soho’s face. Soho endures, the ref reprimands, but Britt CLUBS Soho in the chest! Soho fights up, throws body shots, but Britt pushes her to the corner. Tag to Hayter, and they mug Soho. Hayter snap suplexes Soho, covers, TWO! Hayter bumps Soho off buckles, then brings her around to do it again!

Hayter dusts off her hands, holds Soho in place but the ref counts. Hayter lets off, and Britt gets her shots in! Storm protests but Britt gets away with it. Hayter CLUBS Soho, then DECKS Storm! Hayter CLUBS Soho, scoops her and SLAMS her! Cover with a knee, TWO! Hayter is annoyed but she drags Soho up to tag Britt. Britt stomps Soho, pushes her down, and stomps her more. Cover, ONE! Britt clamps on a facelock and then fires off forearms. Dynamite returns to single picture and Britt mocks Soho before she throws another forearm. Britt reels Soho in but Soho fights the butterfly suplex to a backslide! TWO, and Britt keeps Soho from Storm.

Hayter goes around the way to trip Storm off the apron! Hayter taunts fans while Britt fires shots on Soho. Soho reverses the whip to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both women are down, and Soho crawls to her corner. Hot tags to Hayter and Storm! Fans fire up as these two meet again! Storm runs Hayter over, DECKS Britt, then gets around Hayter to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Storm HIP ATTACKS Hayter, then TORNADO DDTs! Hayter bails out, Storm goes to the apron, TORNADO- NO! Hayter blocks that one to put Storm on the apron, DRAPING SWINGING NECKBREAKER! But Soho’s up top, SUPER CROSSBODY!

Fans are thunderous, but Soho turns around into a SLINGBLADE from Britt! Britt gets Storm and Hayter in the ring, Hayter SLIDING KNEES Storm! Cover, TWO! Hayter gets up, underhooks Storm’s arms, but Storm blocks the lift! Storm Alabama Lifts, for the ALABAMA SLAM! Tag to Soho, she climbs up and SUPER- NO, Soho has to land on her feet as Hayter moves! Britt SUPERKICKS Soho!! Storm gets Britt for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Hayter BOOTS Storm, but Soho gives Hayter an ST- NO! Hayter fight off the STO for an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Fans are thunderous again and Hayter tags Britt!

Britt reels Soho into the corner, she climbs up and fans chant, “This is Awesome!” TORNADO BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Storm trips Hayter up! Britt is distracted, she hurries to superkick but Soho deflects and rolls her up! Cover, TWO!! Britt is up, wrench and NO FUTURE!! Soho covers, TWO!?! And into the RINGS OF SATURN! Britt wants her glove, Soho pushes up out of the hold but Britt still tries! Soho gets the cover, but Hayter tips it back over! Britt has the Rings, but Soho still tries! Britt uses that to get a cover, TWO!! FISHERMAN SCREW!! Britt and Storm talk trash, Hayter rushes in but almost hits Britt!

Britt and Hayter take a second, but now Storm trips Hayter up again! Soho gets a cradle! TWO!! But Soho blocks a kick to give a KICK! DESTINATION UNKNOWN!! Cover, Soho & Storm win!!

Winners: Toni Storm & Ruby Soho, by pinfall

Soho’s take on Bladerunner wins it for her, but then Hayter CLOBBERS Storm with the Queen of Harts belt! Soho goes after Hayter but Britt has her leg! BELT SHOT!! Fans boo and Hayter hands the belt to Britt. Britt and Hayter stand tall despite the loss, will AEW once again belong to Britt Baker, DMD?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

The Young Bucks look to prove themselves worthy of the AEW World Tag Team Championships by taking on the team that dethroned them! Young Bucks VS Lucha Brothers this Friday, will Matt & Nick Jackson fight their way to that match with Jurassic Express? Or will Penta & Fenix win their way back into the title scene?

After the confrontation between Jade and her enemies, Kiera Hogan takes on Athena! The Fallen Goddess has her AEW in-ring debut, will she get her first AEW win off one of Jade’s Baddies? And in a Forbidden Door teaser, we will see David Finlay make his AEW debut against the former AEW World Champion, HANGMAN ADAM PAGE! Will the Cowboy get his s*it together and get back up on the horse?

 

AEW also announces coming events!

Blood & Guts II is on the books! June 29th, in Detroit! But will it just be Kingston taking on the JAS? And for Road Rager 2022, it will be Hair VS Hair, Jericho VS Ortiz! If Jericho survives Blood & Guts, will he end up shaved bald by Monkey?

 

Jon Moxley VS Daniel Garcia!

Sure, Blackpool Combat Club and friends lost to the Jericho Appreciation Society in Anarchy in the Arena, but we know that the war is far from over! Blood & Guts is on the horizon, will the Maniac make Red Death bleed as much as he did at Double or Nothing? Or can the sports entertainer inflict more pain on the pro-wrestler?

Jericho and Regal are on commentary, talking trash on each other and their factions, and even take joy in seeing some of the celebrities in the crowd. The bell rings, Garcia and Moxley circle. They knuckle lock, then break. Fans rally up for Mox as he and Garcia tie up again. Moxley puts Garcia in a corner, Garcia turns it around, but the ref counts. Garcia lets off at 4, the two go again. They tie up, Moxley wrenches, headlocks, but Garcia powers out. Moxley runs Garcia over, then puts him in a corner. Moxley CHOPS Garcia, follows him to another corner, and CHOPS him again. Moxley follows Garcia to a third corner, and CHOPS again!

Moxley whips Garcia to ropes but Garcia kicks him! Garcia CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS in return, but Moxley just stands there! Garcia JABS, Moxley CHOPS! Garcia falls over, but he gets up to CHOP! Moxley CHOPS, we’ve got a CHOP fight! Fans “WOO!” with each one, but Garcia snapmares and PENALTY KICKS Mox in the back! Moxley snarls and gets up. Garcia talks trash and pie faces Moxley a couple times.  Moxley SLAPS him, snapmares and PENALTY KICKS in return! Moxley drags Garcia up to snapmare and KICK again! Garcia writhes but Moxley pushes him to a cover, TWO! They knuckle lock, Moxley pushes an arm down, ONE!

Moxley and Garcia stand, go forehead to forehead in the knuckle lock, and Garcia gives HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT! Then a haymaker! And another! But Moxley reels Garcia in for the underhooks! Garcia pushes Moxley back and they tumble out of the ring! Moxley’s stitches pop and he’s bleeding from the forehead! Not that he cares, he whips Garcia. Garcia reverses to RAM Moxley into steel steps! And then Garcia traps Moxley’s leg between steps and post, to run and SHOTGUN the steps! Moxley writhes and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Garcia puts the steps back in place to trap Moxley again. Garcia stomps and rains down fists on Moxley’s bloody forehead! Garcia paces around, then comes back to get Moxley free of the steps. Garcia hauls Moxley up into the ring, covers, TWO! Garcia grabs the bad leg and YANKS it! Moxley hobbles to a corner, Garcia is after the bad leg. Garcia puts it through ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Garcia lets off, and then he KICKS the ropes to jam the leg! Moxley has a crimson mask forming but he CHOPS Garcia! Garcia sweeps the legs! Garcia has the leg for a standing toehold, then the FIGURE FOUR!

Moxley endures, reaches out at Garcia, but Garcia puts more pressure on! Moxley moves around, rocking back and forth, and he turns the hold over onto Garcia! Now Garcia endures, turns it over, and they get the ROPEBREAK! The ref undoes the hold, Moxley hobbles away but Garcia grins. Garcia runs in at the corner, into a back elbow! Moxley goes up, but Garcia trips him up! Moxley is stuck up top, Garcia wags his finger. Garcia climbs up after Moxley and CLUBS away on that bloody forehead! And even BITES at it! The ref reprimands, Garcia stops at 4 and seems to enjoy the taste of Moxley blood.

Garcia goes back up after Moxley as Dynamite returns to single picture. Moxley fights Garcia with elbows, but Garcia CLUBS away on his bad leg! Garcia stands all the way up, SUPER BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Moxley shakes his head but his crimson mask is now all over his face! Garcia gets the legs and steps through, but Moxley rakes the eyes! Garcia staggers away, Moxley bails out, and Moxley goes to the steel steps. Garcia rushes out after Moxley, but runs into a kick! Moxley positions Garcia, X-PLEX onto the stairs! And he bounces off them!! Fans lose their minds while Moxley gets back in the ring.

The ref checks on Garcia, somehow he is okay to continue. Garcia hobbles up, gets in, Moxley rallies with lariats! Corner clothesline, then Moxley puts Garcia up top! Moxley climbs has a GROVIT, but then he has a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley gives him HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then a SLEEPER! REAR NAKED- NO, Garcia rolls through to copy the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL!! Jericho asks Moxley how it feels to take his own strikes! Garcia clamps on, REAR NAKED- NO, Moxley slips through now, and gives MORE HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL!! Then ARMBAR!! Garcia endures, uses his legs to get Moxley’s and rolls up!

Garcia ties up the legs and has the over-the-shoulder chicken wing, Garcia has Moxley in some kind of Queen Angelito meets Crossface! Even the Man of 1004 Holds Jericho is impressed! Moxley still endures, drags himself forward, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans are thunderous as Garcia lets Moxley go. Garcia storms after Moxley in a corner, but Moxley elbows him away! But Garcia catches Mox with a body scissor roll, has the legs hooked up, but Moxley make sit a cradle! TWO!! Garcia swings, but into Moxley’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Garcia is right up to choke grip! Moxley slaps that away so Garcia SLAPS Moxley! SAIDO!!

But Moxley’s up! Garcia reels him in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans are thunderous again, but Garcia grits his teeth! Garcia gets the legs, ties them up, SHARPSHOOTER!! And it’s in deeeeep! But Moxley grabs Garcia’s head and drag shim off! But Garcia turns that to a cradle, TWO!! Moxley and Garcia start firing off forearms! Moxley rebounds to ROCK, Garcia rebounds to BOOT! DOUBLE FOREARMS collide, and both men fall over! Fans are electric as both men bail out! Garcia jumps on Moxley for a SLEEPER! Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area to BACKPACK SENTON onto the table!! They tip things over, fans are thunderous again!

Moxley drags Garcia up and back to the ring. Fans are loving “A E DUB!” but then Jericho rushes to the ring! The Wizard won’t let his guy lose like this! Garcia rolls Moxley but Moxley rolls through, REGAL KNEE!! Eddie Kingston returns, and though stumbling a bit, he goes after Jericho! PARADIGM SHIFT for Garcia!!! Then BULLY CHOKE!! Garcia is OUT, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission

Eddie is still raining down fists on Jericho! Fans are thunderous, and Eddie finally lets off, but he gets a chair. Eddie threatens Jericho with it, making sure he knows what’s coming on the road to Blood & Guts! Moxley gets a mic to say, “Eddie, you are one hard guy to love. But gaddamit, you know I love it. You want Blood & Guts? Sign up Jon Moxley, you’ve got BLOOD! AND! GUTS!!” June 29th, Motor City, The Jericho Appreciation Society at least has two opponents, but will we see Ortiz, Santana and Bryan Danielson join in like they did for Anarchy in the Arena?


My Thoughts:

This is how you follow up a PPV while also setting up another! First, a great surprise in teaming Punk with FTR, they had a great Six Man Tag against Acclaimed Gunn Club. Now of course the team of champions win, but we also got a great promo from them to plug Forbidden Door, and how awesome that it’ll be Tanahashi taking on Punk. Tanahashi may not be champion right now, but he is in that “above titles” space, and Tanahashi VS Punk is a dream match. FTR indirectly call out United Empire, and given last week’s attack, it’s a given that is another match. And great matches set for Rampage, such as Hangman VS Finlay in another Forbidden Door teaser.

Good promo segment from The Baddies and their enemies, and Kiera VS Athena is going to be very good. Athena surely wins but definitely expect Jade and Velvet to get involved after. We need the Six Woman Tag before Jade has another challenger. Great tag match out of Britt & Hayter VS Soho & Storm, and it was a great rematch from their pre Double or Nothing tag match. I almost thought Hayter was going to help Britt steal it, but Soho & Storm still win. Intriguing storytelling here where Soho & Storm can’t beat Britt 1v1 but can as a team. I just hope AEW gives Soho and Storm the big wins they deserve that WWE (Vince) never saw in them.

Johnny Elite’s open challenge sure didn’t go the way anyone expected it to. Miro returns, he dominates and defeats Morrison, and now it’s Miro who gets going post-PPV. Maybe Miro is going to find his way to a title and give whoever it is one hell of a match, fans sure loved seeing him back. Speaking of which, really good promo out of Men of the Year and Dante Martin to hype up the TNT Championship match. Scorpio VS Dante is going to be wild stuff but in the end, pretty sure Scorpio retains. Scorpio just got that awesome looking purple ‘n’ gold belt, he’s going to hold onto that for a good long time.

Great 10 Man Tag tonight, even with the alterations to it. Jeff Hardy is still banged up from the match with the Bucks, and understandably so with another of those steel step spots. Darby Allin steps in and it works since he wants payback on Kyle. Great stuff with Cole on commentary going back and forth between confident and frustrated, and the little bit of Matt Hardy and Christian working out their differences. Undisputed Elite wins out because they’re going to be rolling back up the rankings. Bucks VS Lucha Brothers on Rampage is going to be awesome stuff all over again, but I would think Bucks win to get after Jurassic Express and the titles. Bucks might get those off Jurassic Express, because then one day, we’ll get more FTR VS Bucks for those titles.

Wardlow of course squashes JD Drake, but I like that Mark Sterling is continuing story with him on behalf of MJF and the jobber security guards. Honestly, a story like that should’ve been done in wrestling by now, so very smart of Smart Mark Sterling and AEW to do that. Who knows how this goes but it is a brilliant way to keep Wardlow going while he waits for title scenes to sort out. He is #1 contender, he will surely stay that for a good stretch, then he’ll have his pick of titles, though why wouldn’t he go for THE AEW World Championship? Give us Wardlow VS Punk, even as Face VS Face, though Punk did a great job being Tweener against Hangman so he can do that here, too.

Great promo from Keith & Swerve with their special guests to make a point that they’re sticking together. They weren’t just in the AEW Tag Division to get even with Team Taz, they want to be AEW’s Two Man Power Trip, and that would be cool to see at some point. Great stuff out of Jericho Appreciation Society and the extended Blackpool Combat Club faction. Good promo to set up what I was hoping for at Double or Nothing with Blood & Guts, that will be on “free TV” so no one gets robbed of that experience. And while it looks like 5v2, it will of course be 5v5 before then.

Though a bit odd that they scheduled Hair VS Hair for after Blood & Guts. Don’t they want to give us Bald Jericho or Bald Ortiz inside that cage? Well, okay, maybe not, the bald guy could end up bleeding from really bad spots on his head… But either way, great to hear that Road Rager is coming back, and I am going to love seeing Jericho end up bald or at least crewcut. Moxley VS Garcia was AWESOME, Garcia needs to realize he is still a pro-wrestler at heart and he turns on Jericho to join BCC to be another of the young generation like Wheeler Yuta. Then you’ve got a tag team of Yuta and Garcia, Moxley and Bryan can go for the singles title, BCC is dripping with blood and gold!

And I saved the best for last. MJF, Max Friedman, a generational talent on the mic if ever there was one, and honestly, no one can take away from what MJF said in the ring. Modern Day Pipebomb? Maybe. But it’s really telling that when WWE and talent have a dispute over creative, the talent is stripped of the titles, suspended without pay, and as far as anyone knows, it’s 99.99% shoot. Meanwhile, AEW and talent have a dispute over pay, and it’s to give us an all time instant classic promo that can actually feed into creative! WWE may want MJF, but they do not DESERVE MJF, and AEW will surely give MJF what he’s owed and we’ll see MJF get himself a title before year’s out.

My Score: 9.4


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

MOX VS JERICHO 2!

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Can the Maniac tame the Lionheart?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

Coffin Match: Darby Allin VS Brody King!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Darby Allin

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

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

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

 

Chris Jericho responds!

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

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

 

Next week, the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament begins!

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

 

Tornado Tag: The Lucha Brothers VS La Faccion Ingobernable!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: La Faccion Ingobernable, by pinfall

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

 

The Young Bucks are on the Cutler Cam.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jungle Boy is here!

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

Luchasaurus VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake!

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

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

Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall

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

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

 

Miro speaks.

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

 

Backstage interview with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.

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

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

 

Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are here!

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

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

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

 

Ricky Starks VS Aaron Solo w/ The Factory!

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

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

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

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Gunn Club.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

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

 

Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Chris Jericho!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 9.1/10


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

Best Friends get Dark!

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AEW Dark 2

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

QUICK NOTES

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


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