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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/13/22)

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AEW Fyter Fest 2022

Fyter Fest is back in a big way!

AEW is putting up a ton of gold for Fyter Fest 2022! From Wardlow’s first TNT Championship defense to a World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat, to an Interim World Championship Eliminator! Will the All Elite landscape change tonight?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW TNT Championship: Wardlow VS Orange Cassidy; Wardlow wins and retains the title.
  • Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Konosuke Takeshita; Moxley wins and denies Takeshita a title match.
  • Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage VS Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr; Luchasaurus wins.
  • Claudio Castagnoli VS Jake Hager; Claudio wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Anna Jay; Deeb wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Triple Threat: The Young Bucks VS Team Taz VS Swerve in Our Glory; Swerve in Our Glory wins and are the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW TNT Championship: Wardlow VS Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends!

This is the first defense of Mayhem Era, and you can bet Wardlow will not take this lightly! Will Wardlow’s freshly minted red ‘n’ black belt stay with him? Or will this title end up Freshly Squeezed for Fyter Fest?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and tonight, this is war!

Fans rally for “WARD~LOW!” Cassidy “pumps” himself up and flexes, and calls for a test of strength. Wardlow obliges, but then Cassidy puts up both hands, to put them in his pockets! Wardlow grabs Cassidy by his arms, and carefully brings the hands out. The pockets end up turned inside-out, and Wardlow RIPS them away! Cassidy stares at Wardlow as he brings the straps down and flexes back. They step to each other, and Cassidy puts Wardlow’s straps back up for him! Fans cheer as Cassidy flexes again. Wardlow nods and swings but Cassidy dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Wardlow powers out! Wardlow kicks low and he reels Cassidy in!

Cassidy slips out, rolls back, but Wardlow dodges. Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Wardlow cartwheels through!? Fans fire up and Cassidy is shocked! Cassidy says his eye is bothering him and wait, Trent goes after a buckle pad! The Best Friends are trying to help Cassidy by any means necessary, but this is rather obvious. Oh, because this is really a distraction for Chuck to bring out a CHAINSAW! But then the ref sees that, too! The ref takes the saw away, and tells Chuck and Trent they’re EJECTED! So much for their plan. ORANGE PU- NO, Wardlow blocks it! Cassidy fires off the shin kicks, but they do nothing! Well, actually, that’s normal.

Wardlow backs Cassidy down to the ropes, but the ref has him back off. SWEET SHIN MUSIC! Wardlow is just annoyed, and he rushes at Cassidy, only to be dumped out! Cassidy builds speed and DIVES, into Wardlow’s arms! POP-UP, but Cassidy slips off! Cassidy shoves Wardlow but he blocks hitting the post! Cassidy eggs Wardlow on and leads him around the way, to the ramp side. Fans sing, “Wardlow’s gonna kill~ you!” as Cassidy continues to egg him on. But Wardlow senses something, and he checks under the ring. He found DANHAUSEN! Very nice, very evil, but apparently very obvious to Wardlow.

Cassidy hurries around the way as Danhausen builds up power. But then Danhausen thinks it’s better to not curse Wardlow, and just pats him on the shoulder. But then ORANGE PUNCH!! Wardlow staggers around, gets in the ring, but Cassidy hurries in to ORANGE- NOPE! OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Cassidy flounders out of the ring while Wardlow checks his chin, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cassidy sits up and clutches his back while Wardlow paces. Wardlow makes sure his jaw is working, and then waits on Cassidy. The ring count climbs but Cassidy gets in at about 7 of 10. Only for Wardlow to hoist him up for another OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Cassidy flops out the other side but Wardlow pursues. Wardlow drags Cassidy up, puts him in, but Cassidy bails out the far side again. Cassidy catches his breath but Wardlow storms up that way. Wardlow brings Cassidy up, to trophy lift and TOSS into the ring! Wardlow then jumps up to the apron like a Beast and get in after Cassidy. Wardlow hauls Cassidy up, suplexes him up, and holds him up!

Fans rally as Wardlow SLAMS Cassidy down at 10! Cover, TWO! Wardlow is fine with that, he just drags Cassidy back up to whip into the corner hard! Cassidy bounces off the buckles and crawls back into the corner. Wardlow storms up on Cassidy again, hauls him up and Dynamite returns to single picture as Wardlow whips Cassidy corner to corner the other way. Cassidy goes up and out, Wardlow runs in but Cassidy ducks to bump Wardlow off the buckles again and again, a total of 10 times! Fans fire up, Cassidy climbs, and Cassidy leaps, CROSSBODY into Wardlow’s arms! Wardlow pops Cassidy up but Cassidy slips out to CHOP BLOCK!

Cassidy CHOP BLOCKS again and Wardlow hobbles! Cassidy RAMS him into buckles, then RAMS him into the other corner! Wardlow staggers, into an Alabama Lift! Wardlow’s too much, and he gets Cassidy up! Cassidy holds onto a leg to deny the bomb so Wardlow CLUBS Cassidy! Wardlow gets Cassidy up, but Cassidy DDTs! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, and DDTs! Cover, ONE!! Cassidy is surprised Wardlow is getting up, but he runs in and ORANEG- NO, Wardlow ducks the punch to fireman’s carry! F10!! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow is shocked that Cassidy survives! Fans rally up, and Wardlow says it’s time!

Wardlow drags Cassidy up, reels him in, POWER- No, Cassidy fights with fast hands! Cassidy tries to rana but Wardlow holds on! Cassidy CLUBS at Wardlow’s hands but Wardlow uses one arm to POWER- NO, RANA! Cassidy sends Wardlow out and then DIVES to send him into railing! Cassidy POSTS Wardlow, then POSTS him again! Cassidy puts Wardlow in as fans fire up! Cassidy climbs up to DEEP- NO, no flying DDT, Wardlow powers him to a suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Wardlow wobbles, into an ORANGE PUNCH! Wardlow’s still up, Cassidy Alabama Lifts, BEACH BREAK! Cover, TWO!!!

Fans are thunderous as Cassidy grits his teeth and takes off the armband! Wardlow slowly rises, Cassidy takes aim, ORANGE- POWERBOMB!! High stack, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

Cassidy got serious, but it wasn’t enough against the always serious Wardlow! Best Friends return as Wardlow drags Cassidy up, but it’s because Cassidy won Wardlow’s respect. They fist bump and move on, who is next on the warpath for Wardlow?

 

Chris Jericho is here!

The Wizard is heading to the ring ahead of next week’s Barbed Wire Everywhere Death Match with Eddie Kingston to speak about that very match. Jericho gets the mic to say, “I stand out here in front of you tonight not as Chris Jericho the sports entertainer, or Chris Jericho the Wizard, or Chris Jericho the rock star. I stand in front of you as Chris Jericho the living legend, and Chris Jericho, Eddie Kingston’s superior!” Jericho wants to address what Eddie’s been saying. Firstly, Jericho did not make Eddie a liar, because Eddie is not a liar, Jericho promises him that. But Eddie is confused, and here is why.

Eddie challenged Jericho to a Barbed Wire Everywhere match, the first one ever, and Eddie would do it so that every drop of blood Jericho sheds would be for his friends. Oh, really? Friends? With friends like his, huh? Everything Eddie does when it comes to friendship turns to mold. “Being friends with Eddie Kingston is a worse curse than anything Danhausen could ever conjure up, and let’s go through the list.” Fans boo but Jericho tells them to shut up. Jericho starts with Ortiz, Eddie’s friend: Jericho shaved his head and took his dignity. Santana, Eddie’s friend: the JAS took him out at Blood & Guts.

Bryan Danielson, a mere acquaintance, and Jericho took him out at Anarchy in the Arena. JERICHO did that! We don’t know when Bryan’s coming back! Then there’s Ruby Soho. “Eddie’s Ruby.” What did that get her? A mangled hand and a crushed career. And the reason why that is, you stupid SOB, is because she’s your Ruby, Eddie! You should’ve taken better care of her, but now look what happens. But Eddie challenged Jericho to the Barbed Wire Everywhere match, but why? Because Eddie’s a mark for Terry Funk and Onita and Sabu. But how many of those has Eddie had? And how many has he won?

Because Jericho won the very first Barbed Wire match in Canadian history at the tender age of 22! Jericho tasted the “sweet sting” of barbed wire’s bite, and even though it was unbearable, deep down inside, Jericho felt pleasure. Jericho is just as sadistic and maniacal as Eddie, but Eddie underestimates that! Eddie underestimates Jericho because of all Jericho’s great accomplishments in this business, and his movie star good looks. Jericho says next week, Eddie won’t be able to do that, because he’s not facing Chris Jericho, he’s facing THE PAINMAKER! The undefeated persona in AEW, and that’s no lie, because just like Eddie Kingston, Jericho is not a liar.

So why is Jericho accepting this match? Here’s why: THIS IS IT! This is the final fight between them! And what a saga. But once Jericho wins, Eddie can crawl back into his little hole and continue drinking and drugging and being depressed and having problems and every other excuse he has, to cover up deep down that Eddie knows he’ll never be on Jericho’s level! If Eddie wants blood, then he’s got it. Because once again, as Eddie said, every drop of blood for Jericho is one of his sins. But the only thing that can wash away that is a tidal wave of Eddie’s own blood so much that Noah, the Ark and all the animals would be jealous!

If Eddie wants blood, he’s got it! Because Eddie isn’t a liar, he’s just a loser! Jericho has issued his ultimatum, will The Painmaker crush the Mad King once and for all?

 

Eddie Kingston and friends respond.

The mad King says yeah yeah, he sees the difference. Jericho gets five minutes and Eddie gets this. But Eddie still tells Jericho, “Bring your Painmaker. Please! Bring the most violent person you can bring, because it’s not gonna matter. Look what you did to Ruby.” Ruby Soho shows off her arm in the cast, and Eddie has Ortiz show his shaved head. Eddie says Jericho will pay with every ounce of his blood! Eddie is going to hurt him and enjoy it! And see you at Barbed Wire Everywhere! Yeah, that’s his out line. But will Eddie’s actions speak volumes next week?

 

Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Maniac defeated The Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi, to have this belt, and he defeated the House of Black’s behemoth, Brody King, to keep it. But now, the Future of DDT is getting his own opportunity! Konosuke has proven himself worthy of being the future, but is the future now? Or is it still too early for Konosuke to beat Jeeeeeeeeeooooon MOXLEY~?

William Regal is on commentary, and he already loves the idea of these two warriors fighting their hearts out. The bell rings and Konosuke and Moxley stare down. Fans rally, the two slowly circle, and Moxley calls for a test of strength. Konosuke obliges, they knuckle lock, but then back off. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Moxley wrenches and hammerlocks, but Konosuke reaches back to headlock. Konosuke grinds but Moxley slips out the back to put the headlock on Konosuke. Konosuke powers out, they RAM shoulders, but Konosuke runs to RAM Moxley again. Moxley RAMS Konosuke and Konosuke RAMS Moxley, again and again!

Moxley SLAPS then CHOPS Konosuke! Headlock takeover and Moxley has Konosuke on the mat. Konosuke fights up, powers up and powers out, and things speed up for Konosuke to CALF KICK Moxley down! Moxley gets up, Konosuke CHOPS him! Moxley snarls and he CHOPS back! Konosuke CHOPS and he waits on Moxley. Moxley CHOPS, Konosuke CHOPS, fans “WOO~” with every shot. Konosuke ROCKS Moxley, runs, dodges one but Moxley LARIATS Konosuke on the return! Fans fire up and Moxley paces around Konosuke. Moxley drags Konosuke up, for a PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO! Konosuke’s still in this so Moxley ties up the legs.

Moxley gets a chinlock, it’s a modified Queen Angelito! Fans rally, Konosuke endures and reaches out for the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets off but drags Konosuke to the apron. Fans rally, Moxley reels Konosuke in but Konosuke hooks the ropes. Moxley CLUBS Konosuke, but Konosuke fights out to throw a forearm! Moxley throws it back, they brawl on the edge! Fans fire up. Konosuke blocks a boot to spin Moxley around! APRON GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley did his best to shield that but still flops to the floor. Konosuke runs in but Moxley dodges! Konosuke keeps from hitting steel steps, and the brawl is back on!

Konosuke knees low, puts Moxley in, and gets on the apron, but Moxley BOOTS him to the floor! Fans fire up and Moxley soaks it up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Moxley paces around while a ring count starts. Konosuke stands up at 5 of 10 but Moxley goes out to fetch him. Konosuke is bleeding from that boot to his head, so Moxley punches him right on the forehead! Moxley sits Konosuke down by the railing to punch the wound, dig at it, and BITE at it! Moxley is tasting blood and he puts Konosuke in the ring. Moxley drags Konosuke up, CHOPS him, and then hoists him to the top rope. Moxley climbs up after Konosuke to BITE his forehead again! Moxley digs his elbow into the forehead, then he brings Konosuke up for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!

Moxley keeps Konosuke down with knuckle locks, and gives him DRAGON STOMPS a la Danielson! Cover, TWO! Moxley keeps his cool and he paces around Konosuke like a shark. Moxley puts Konosuke on the ropes to BEND him back! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4, but Konosuke ROCKS Moxley with a forearm! Moxley eggs him on and the forearms keep flying, Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley shoots around to HALF ‘N’ HALF! Konosuke is dazed behind his crimson mask as Moxley paces again. Moxley gets Konosuke’s legs, drags him back and STOMPS his stomach to then stand on the forehead!

Moxley stomps Konosuke’s bloody face and fans fire up. Moxley drags Konosuke up but Konosuke fires off boxing elbows! Konosuke ROCKS, whips but Moxley reverses, only or Konosuke to duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Konosuke has a wild look in his eyes! Konosuke fires forearms to back Moxley down to a corner, then he whips corner to corner. Konosuke roars, runs and BOOTS Moxley in the corner! Konosuke goes corner to corner but Moxley follows to clothesline! Moxley brings Konosuke out, suplex, but Konosuke slips out! Moxley fights the waistlock but Konosuke hits a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!

Konosuke snarls and goes to a corner! Konosuke climbs, fans fire up, and Konosuke FROG SPLASHES onto knees! Cover, TWO!! Moxley clamps onto Konosuke with a SLEEPER! Body scissors, then ARMBAR! Konosuke fights that but Moxley breaks the grip! Konosuke kicks and flails around while he endures, and he rolls to get the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets go and fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Moxley eggs Konosuke on. Konosuke stands and Moxley SLAPS him! Konosuke fires a forearm, then another, and another! Moxley runs, into a RANA! Moxley bails out and Konosuke builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp!

Fans lose their minds as Konosuke drags Moxley up and in. Konosuke goes up, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Konosuke can’t believe it! Moxley and Konosuke throw forearms, fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” This has to end somehow, and Mox is firing boxing elbows. Konosuke ROCKS Moxley again, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, so they go again, DOUBLE LARIATS! They’re still up, Moxley shoots around to get the SLEEPER, but Konosuke makes it a BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Konosuke has a cover by just his foot! TWO!!! Moxley is up but Konosuke hurries after him.

Konosuke whips, Moxley blocks the knee, PARADIGM SHIFT OUTTA NOWHERE! And then HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Konosuke is all but out, so Moxley hits a DEATH- NO, Konosuke flips through to ROCK Moxley again! HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!?!? Moxley barely tilts over to avoid that loss! But Konosuke keeps hold, tries for a wristlock but Moxley fights. Konosuke adds another wristlock to have a straitjacket, but Moxley reverse headbutts! Moxley slips out to HEADBUTT from the front! And again, and again, and DEATH RIDER!! MORE HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL! BULLY CHOKE!! Konosuke taps, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (DENIES Konosuke Takeshita a title match)

The Best in the World better have been watching this, because the Maniac is holding it down! Will Moxley stay undefeated as interim champion to one day meet CM Punk in an UNDISPUTED AEW World Championship match?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Julia Hart says, “You’re free to make whatever choice you want. But you’re not free from the consequences of that choice.” Malakai Black says, “Take venom, Darby, when you oppose The House. Once it’s slowly trickling through your system, you’re left with the agony of it.” Brody King says he didn’t need Darby’s praise at the end of last week’s Dynamite, and he didn’t need to be told what he had earned. And we see footage of Brody King attacking Darby at a meet ‘n’ greet with fans! Brody doesn’t need to be told anything from Darby. “For years, I watched you ascend. But now, I’m getting mine by taking yours.” Will the Relentless One be put down by the House?

 

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus are here!

Captain Charisma has the mic already as he leads the way for his own personal Godzilla. Christian says to Luchasaurus’ opponents waiting in the ring, “Now, I don’t know either of you from Adam, but there’s something I find extremely annoying about you two, The Varsity Blonds. Now, Pillman, it’s not even that stupid mullet you’re walking around with, although you’d fit in quite nicely with those here in Georgia. Here’s the thing, Pillman, just like Jungle Boy, you had a father. But your father was a legend in this business. ‘Legend’ are other people’s words, not mine. Brian Pillman, your father was average at best.”

Brian Pillman Sr. wasn’t a multi-time world champion like Christian! That being said, Christian still respects that Pillman Sr. spilt blood, sweat and tears in the middle of the ring. And Christian is sure he wouldn’t mind Christian saying that Pillman Sr. would be appalled at how his final contribution to this business was Pillman Junior! Griff Garrison keeps BPJ from rushing out at Christian, but then Christian points out that Griff went on social media this week, and posted this picture. It was just himself? Christian wasn’t sure what he hated about this at first, but the hair, the look, the physique, the athleticism, the aura, Christian couldn’t see it at first.

But then it hit Christian like a ton of bricks. Doesn’t he look like Jungle Boy? Luchasaurus storms to the ring, is Christian going to have Luchasaurus use the Ivy League MVP as a proxy for JB?

Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage VS Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr!

The bell rings and Luchasaurus corners Griff. Griff slips away to fire a forearm but Luchasaurus grabs Griff with both hands to TOSS and SPLASH! Luchasaurus hauls Griff up, pops him around and GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Griff bails out, Luchasaurus pursues while BPJ rallies the fans. Griff tries to hit back but Luchasaurus CHOPS him on the back! Griff falls over but Luchasaurus drags him back up to dig into the post! Christian says to do it, and Luchasaurus BOOTS Griff into the post! Luchasaurus puts Griff in, storms up on him, and he drags Griff up into a choke grip! CHOKE SLAM!!

Christian says that’s not enough, do it again! Luchasaurus obeys, CHOKE SLAM!! And then, TARPIT STRETCH!! Griff taps, Luchasaurus wins!

Winner: Luchasaurus, by submission

But this still isn’t enough for Christian, he has Luchasaurus TOSS Griff out! Luchasaurus clears the table in the timekeeper’s area! BPJ rushes over and stares Luchasaurus down, but then Christian storms up. BPJ stares at Christian, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus drags BPJ up and puts him on the table, to then drag Griff over and CHOKE SLAM Griff onto BPJ! The table doesn’t break, either, so Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Griff again! The table breaks, and the Varsity Blonds might’ve just been broken with it! Will nothing stop this monster and his master from laying waste to the roster?

 

Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Tony Schiavone is with Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard and Angelo Parker as he says next week, Dynamite: Fyter Fest part 2, Shark Week presents the Barbed Wire Everywhere match, with the JAS in a shark cage! Wow, a shark cage, huh? Are we really talking about shark cages? Menard says the JAS has had just about enough with cages! Parker says they have questions, too. How high is this cage going to be up in the air? Schiavone doesn’t know. Menard wants to know about if Eddie’s buddies, Claudio, Ortiz and them. Are they going to be free to walk around all “willy nilly?” NO WAY! Put them in a cage, too!

Parker wants to get answers, and he brings out his switchblade! Take it easy, it’s just a comb. Menard & Parker storm off, and Garcia gets why he’s being put in that cage. He’s nasty, violent and dangerous, something Wheeler Yuta wants to be. But Garcia says Yuta is just cosplaying, he’s not tricking nobody. So if Yuta wants to take Garcia’s identity from him, Garcia will take that ROH Pure Championship from Yuta. Will the JAS behave while in the cage? And will Death Before Dishonor on July 23rd be the death of The Decoder’s reign?

 

AEW has news on All Out 2022!

It will be a week long event like no other that unites wrestling fans from around the world! All Out returns to Chicago once again, and all that week, you will witness the power of Dynamite, the energy of Rampage, and all the spectacle of an AEW PPV! Wednesday, August 31st! Friday, September 2nd! Sunday, September 4th! AEW is going all out for All Out, get your tickets this Friday before they’re all out!

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page.

Schiavone is with the former world champion, who just got off his phone. The Cowboy had a great showing in last week’s Royal Rampage match, but he was eliminated by the eventual winner, Brody King. Hangman says he’s a little disappointed, but- Wait, John Silver & Alex Reynolds run in and say if Hangman’s disappointed, imagine how bad they feel! They’re FUMING! Look at Number 3! Smoke coming out of his ears and everything. But now, they want to issue a challenge to the House of Black! They will beat down “those spooky perverts.” They’ll bring the fight on behalf of Hangman! With their fists!

Hangman says he appreciates that, and says they can have at it. Oh yeah, they will! They’ll have all the attitude they want! BELEE DAT! Uh, okay, sure. Will Rampage get Dark Order?

 

Jim Ross joins Dynamite for the second hour!

Good ol’ JR is here for Fyter Fest, because these next few matches are going to be slobber knockers!

 

Claudio Castagnoli VS Jake Hager!

Once upon a time, the Swiss Cyborg and the Rock Hard Sooner were a formidable force together. But now, these forces are set to collide to prove who was always the better half! Will it be the BCC or the JAS with another point up in this ongoing feud?

The bell rings and Claudio BLASTS Hager with a EuroUpper! And then Claudio reels Hager in, but Hager back drops before the Gotch hold! But Claudio sunset flips through it, to then get the legs! Hager scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go, Hager gets up and Claudio BOOTS him down! Fans who remember chant, “WE THE PEOPLE!” Claudio is amused, and he goes out after Hager, but Hager dodges to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans boo while Hager roars, and Hager drags Claudio up and into the ring. Fans rally, Claudio is in a drop zone, so Hager runs in and goes up, HAGER BOMB but Claudio gets his knees up! Only for Hager to block that counter!

Hager drags Claudio by his leg, for an ANKLE LOCK! But Claudio rolls and puts Hager on ropes! Fans fire up and Claudio runs, to SWISS 1-9! Cover, TWO! Hager gets to a corner, Claudio throws body shots then whips, but Hager reverses and CLOBBERS Claudio in the corner. Hager throws point-blank clotheslines, but Claudio blocks to EuroUpper! Claudio fires more EuroUppers, and body shots, but Hager turns things around for more point-blank clotheslines! Hager runs side to side to CLOBBER Claudio again, then goes the other way, only to miss! Claudio EuroUppers, runs, and EuroUppers again!

Regal is loving this on commentary again as Claudio dropkicks the legs out, and BASEMENT BULLDOGS! Cover, TWO! Claudio goes to an apron and he aims at Hager. Claudio shoulders into Hager, then brings him over to bump him off buckles! And again, and again, and again! The fans count all the way to 9, Claudio CLUBS Hager for the tenth! Claudio climbs up but Hager trips him up! Hager then hauls Claudio off the corner for a RUNNING SPINEBUSTER! Claudio gets to a corner, Hager gets him up for furious body shots! Hager then TOSSES Claudio across the ring, and runs in for the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!

Claudio gasps and sputters but Hager soaks up the heat while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Hager drags Claudio up to CHOKE him on the ropes, then CLUB him on the back. Hager stands Claudio up to then CHOKE him against the buckles, and CLUB him again! Claudio staggers away but Hager is after him in another corner. Hager throws a heavy body shot, and he stalks Claudio to another corner to JAB at him. Hager toys with Claudio but Claudio BOOTS him for it! And EuroUppers, and throws body shots. But Hager clinches to BELLY2BELLY! Hager paces around Claudio, drags him back up, and suplexes, only for Claudio to block!

Claudio fights to suplex Hager up and over! Fans fire up while both men are down! Hager writhes while Claudio rises, and Claudio throws haymakers and elbows! Claudio whips, Hager reverses and BOOTS Claudio down! Cover, TWO! Claudio flounders to a corner but Hager hurries after him. Hager drags Claudio up into a top wristlock as Dynamite returns to single picture. Claudio fights up, throws body shots, but Hager shoves him to a corner. Hager runs in, into a BOOT! Claudio runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Hager drags Claudio back up and reels him in, short arm LARIAT!

Hager drags Claudio up again, but Claudio ducks this time to springboard FLYING EUROUPPER! Direct hit and fans fire up while both men are down! Claudio and Hager stir, they throw haymakers from their knees, then up to their feet. Claudio gives EuroUppers from all sides, then whips to EuroUpper in the corner! And back the other way! And Claudio keeps moving to DROPKICK Hager down! Hager bails out and leans against railing but Claudio goes out and runs in, EUROUPPER against the railing! Fans are thunderous and they fist bump Claudio before he drags Hager up. Claudio puts Hager in, goes up a corner, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Claudio keeps cool as Hager survives, and fans want the swing! Claudio is always one to oblige, he says it’s time to go for a swing! He trips Hager, and SWISS SWINGS him immediately! Fans count to 10, Claudio steps through and has the SHARPSHOOTER! Hager endures, reaches out, but Claudio drags him away to sit deep! Hager reaches out, but he’s waiving to the back! Menard & Parker rush out! Claudio lets Hager go to swing on Ever-Rise, but then he turns around into an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! That Rock Hard Bottom was not enough! Hager fist bumps with the JAS then drags Claudio to an ANKLE LOCK!

Claudio kicks away with his free leg but Hager holds on. Claudio keeps kicking, and he kicks Hager to a corner! Then he gets Hager for a BIG back suplex! Claudio gets the legs, hooks them up, but Parker talks trash! Claudio DECKS him into Menard! Hager runs in, but into a POP-UP UPPERCUT! And then, double tuck for the RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, Claudio wins!

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

A standing ovation for that incredible display of power! Claudio scores another win for the Blackpool Combat Club, will he keep things rolling until he brings gold to the BCC, too?

 

Backstage interview with Hook.

Lexi Nair once again interviews the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, and she brings up that he is still undefeated. Is it safe to say a title shot is in his future? Hook just shrugs and walks off. Well, that wasn’t a no. Will the champions of AEW be worried Tony Khan will #SendHook their way?

 

Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm.

Schiavone is with #ThunderStorm and their new shirts. Rosa had a great AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator with Miyu Yamashita at Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Summer Sun Princess, as we all saw via AEW Dark. Rosa says yes, it was a banger! After two-and-a-half years away, she returned to TJPW as AEW Women’s World Champion, but she won’t lie, she lost. But Miyu is on her way to the States to get that title shot! Rosa was also excited last week because she got to tag up with her girl, Toni! And they ARE the ThunderStorm! They’re ready to take on anybody who wants it!

Britt Baker walks in to say, “Okay, that’s enough. We’ve heard enough of this Thunder Rosa promo for the next decade!” And look who’s back! Britt and Jamie Hayter tried to stay away, because as The Role Model, Britt was trying to let the others have the spotlight. But let’s face it, AEW is a disaster without her! A natural disaster. Get it? Thunder Storm is so cute! Those shirts look great. But uh, Jamie & Britt are well aware of the flooding, destruction and carnage a thunderstorm can cause. So luckily for them, and unfortunately for Rosa & Toni, Britt & Hayter know how to handle a Thunder Storm. Rebel brings in a big sandbag.

Britt makes Schiavone hold it, telling him to try “carrying” that for a month. Rosa says she can’t wait to BURY Britt with it! Will the Doctor and her sidekicks regret coming right back onto Rosa’s radar?

 

Serena Deeb VS Anna Jay!

The Professor of Pro-Wrestling wants after the ROH Women’s World Championship, given her betrayal of Mercedes Martinez last week. But will the Queenslayer derail those ambitions this close to Death Before Dishonor? Or will she just be an appetizer for the Wolf of Wrestling?

The bell rings and fans rally for Anna from Savannah. She and Deeb tie up. Deeb headlocks, spins and hammerlocks to then spin and trip Anny, to then hook her up into a GEDO CLUTCH! ONE, but Deeb headlocks for a takeover. Anna headscissors, Deeb kips free and and headlocks again. Anna endures the grind, powers out, but Deeb runs her over! Deeb taunts Anna, runs, blocks Anna’s hip toss to go for a hip toss, but Anna blocks that to arm-drag! Anna runs in to clinch and COMPLETE SHOT! Anna runs to BASEMENT BLOCKBUSTER! Fans fire up with Anna and she runs in to BOOT Deeb into the corner.

Anna runs in but Deeb slips outside. Anna stops from hitting buckles to grab at Deeb, but Deeb slides under to roll Anna into a BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Anna endures, fans rally up, and Anna powers her way to a cover, TWO! Anna runs in, gets around, and has the QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER!! Deeb flails, claws at the hold, reaches out, and gets in the ropes for the ROPEBREAK! Deeb keeps moving and she HOTSHOTS Anna down! Anna sputters, Deeb rushes in to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Anna survives and gets out of the ring but Deeb is seething. Deeb soaks up the heat as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Deeb fires up the fans and builds speed, to then stop, go out and SMACK Anna off the apron! And again! The Wolf taunts the fans who thought she was going to fly. Deeb puts Anna against the railing, in front of her family, before the CHOP! But Anna turns it around to CHOP Deeb! Deeb pokes Anna in the eye! Then Deeb tells Anna’s family off before putting Anna back in the ring. Deeb pushes Anna down, tells her family to watch this, and then she scrapes her sole off Anna’s face! Deeb sneers as she puts on a BULLY CHOKE! Anna endures, moves around, fights up, and throws body shots! But Deeb CLUBS her back down!

Deeb drags Anna up, puts her through the ropes, and turns her for a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Deeb smirks as she looms over the hometown hero. Deeb drags Anna up, headlocks for another takeover, then floats right to turn Anna over with her legs. Deeb hooks the legs up, mocks the Dark Order hand, and uses it to CLAW Anna’s face! The ref reprimands, Deeb lets Anna go to then drive elbows into Anna’s shoulder. Deeb wraps on a straitjacket stretch but Anna endures again. Anna fights up, turns the straitjacket around, but Deeb gets around again to BACKSTABBER! Anna flounders to a corner and Deeb runs in, only for Anna to BOOT her away!

Dynamite returns to single picture as Anna storms up and fires off forearms on Deeb! Fans fire up with Anna as she ROCKS Deeb then CLOBBERS her! And again! Anna dodges Deeb to CLOBBER Deeb again! Deeb goes to a corner, Anna runs in to LEG LARIAT! And then a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Cover, TWO! Anna is frustrated but she drags Deeb up to the QUEENSLAYER! Deeb endures, pries at the hold, drops and tucks the arms to flip Anna over! EURO CLUTCH, TWO!! Anna escapes but barely! She dodges Deeb again, but Deeb blocks the hip toss to spin Anna around and around and around, and a bit more, before reeling her in! DEEB-

NO, no Deebtox, a HARD back body drop! But Deeb holds on to sunset flip! TWO, and Deeb keeps the body scissors to stand and squat on Anna! Anna is being folded up as Deeb pulls on her arms in this modified motorcycle stretch! Fans rally as Anna endures, and she powers up to push Deeb back to a cover! TWO, Deeb kicks low! Deeb whips, Anna reverses and kicks low to then hook and HEEL KICK! Anna whips Deeb to a corner, but Deeb dodges to send her into the corner! Deeb puts one leg in the ropes and holds the other leg, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Anna flounders and clutches that leg, but Deeb’s right on her!

But Anna uses that to drag Deeb down! QUEENSLAYER WITH BODY SCISSORS!! Deeb is flailing, fighting, gets the scissors open but Anna still has the sleeper! Deeb stands, arm-drags free, and she keeps the arm to omoplata! SERENITY LOCK!! Anna taps, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

But Deeb makes Anna suffer by holding on! But here comes MERCEDES! The OG Badass drags Deeb off Anna to TOSS her out! That’s what Deeb gets for betraying Mercedes and bullying the younger generation! But will Mercedes make sure Deeb gets everything she deserves at ROH Death Before Dishonor?

 

Backstage interview with The Baddies.

Schiavone is with Jade Cargill as she stands with Kiera Hogan on one side, and Leila Grey is with Stokely Hathaway on the other. Schiavone says there has been a lot of talk between The Baddies and Athena & Kris Statlander. That is why there will be a match this Friday on Rampage. Jade once again tells Schiavone to “cut the sh*t,” and says no one is worried about those bitches. Kiera, are you worried? Nope, they ain’t worried about nothing! Exactly. And shouldn’t Leila be fetching them water or something? Jade already beat her ass. Kiera asks what Leila is even still doing here? Stokely has Leila stay calm so they can address the elephant in the room.

Stokely has heard people are mad, but just trust him. He is for The Baddies the same way Wu Tang is for the children, alright? “Kris, Athena, this Friday on Rampage, we gon be watching you.” Stokely says to head out, but Kiera says Leila can try all she wants, she ain’t never gonna be a real Baddie. That’s all, period! Will there be no peace within The Baddies’ house until Red Velvet returns?

 

Jay Lethal crashes commentary!

Just as Excalibur was previewing the ROH Death Before Dishonor card and the coming ROH World Television Championship match, Lethal tells him and everyone else that all we need to be concerned about is that it is about HIM removing the title from Samoa Joe! Lethal has said it 1000 times, he is the LONGEST reigning ROH TV Champion! And Joe’s student will embarrass him! Will Lethal prove he is more lethal than the Samoan Submission Specialist once and for all?

 

Backstage interview with Anna Jay.

Schiavone is standing by as a medic checks Anna’s leg after that match with Deeb. But then in walks Anna’s old friend in Tay Conti. Poor Anna. Her first match back in months and this happens. Anna tells Tay that at least she’s not someone who slammed Ruby Soho’s hand in a car door! Well, maybe Anna should have, because then she’d be on TV more. Tay says that she still likes Anna, she really does. But Anna needs to make better choices for her career. Just think about it. Is Tay trying to recruit Anna to the Jericho Appreciation Society? Or will Anna stay loyal to the Dark Order?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships Triple Threat: The Young Bucks VS Team Taz VS Swerve in Our Glory!

Matt & Nick Jackson heard all the talk about “best tag team today” between the #AbsolutePowerhouses and the Limitless House, and decided to do something about it! Will it be a #SuperkickParty to close out the night? Will Ricky Starks & Will Hobbs bring these titles to Team Taz? Or will Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland make All Elite Wrestling #BaskinTheirGlory?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and tonight we go TRIPLE OR NOTHING!

In this kind of Triple Threat Tag, only two teams are legal at a time, so Team Taz is happy to step aside as Keith starts against Matt Jackson. Fans already sing, “OH~ Bask in His Glory~!” as Keith and Matt circle. They tie up, Matt headlocks, but Keith powers up to carry Matt.  Matt thrashes the headlock, Keith powers out, but Matt dodges. Matt bobs ‘n’ weaves to dodge the fast hands, but Keith blocks the superkick! Matt ducks the JUMP KICK, and can’t believe Keith even got up there! Matt quickly tags out to Nick, and Swerve wants in. Keith tags him in and now we switch to the speed formation.

Swerve trips Nick, Nick avoids the stomps but Swerve knuckle locks him while he’s down. Nick kips up, spins through, CHOPS Swerve and goes up and up to “LUCHA LIBRE~,” only for Swerve to handspring through the arm-drag! Fans fire up, things speed up, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Nick flips up and around but Swerve dodges to show off his own agility. Swerve then puts Nick out, but he swaggers a bit too long and Nick BOOTS him. Swerve shrugs that off and comes back, Nick backflips off the apron, but Swerve handsprings up and out to join him! DOUBLE DROPKICKS cancel out, both men kip up and get in each other’s face!

Fans are thunderous already for this display, and both men slide in. Things speed up again, Nick arm-drags Swerve to an armlock! Nick scowls while he has the hold but fans rally up as Swerve stands up. Nick wrenches, keeps Swerve from ropes, then wrenches, only for Starks to tag in off Swerve! Nick dodges Starks and Starks knuckle locks with Matt! Starks and Nick CHOP Matt and Swerve, and both go up the corners. They tightrope walk and meet on the same side! They each ask what the other is doing, but Swerve and Matt trip them both up! Nick and Starks land on their bucks, and then flop back into the ring.

Matt tags in off Nick, taunts Keith then runs into Starks’ elbow! Starks runs in but into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! The Polar Express starts up! Swerve gets in, but Matt gets him for a DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Matt flexes and fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” But then Keith tags in off Swerve, and he stares Matt down. Matt runs in but he can’t get Keith up. Hobbs runs in and Matt still tries to do the double, but that’s more like a quadruple! Hobbs and Keith double suplex Matt to SLAM him down! Hobbs and Keith stare down and fans fire up, but Nick and Starks CLUB Keith while Swerve CLUBS Hobbs!

Swerve drags Hobbs away with a headlock while Starks and Nick double whip Keith. Keith reverses to crisscross and TOSS Starks and Nick! Everyone else bails out, Matt is up and Swerve tags in with Keith. They get Matt up and trap him for the GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Matt is stinging but Swerve kicks him down. FALLING UPPERCUT! Keith brings Matt back around and Swerve goes up but Matt BELL CLAPS Keith and SHOVES him into Swerve! Swerve falls, Matt dropkicks Keith out, and fans fire up with Matt calling for the “SUPERKICK PARTAAAY~!” But Starks tags in off Matt! No superkicks yet, and Starks tags Hobbs.

Starks whips Swerve, hip toss into a BACKBREAKER from Hobbs! Hobbs then hauls Swerve up to put him on the top rope, and CLUB him! Then he whips Swerve into Starks’ DROPKICK! Team Taz strikes a pose together and fans fire up! Starks says this is whose house? HIS house, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Starks stalks Swerve then drags him up to scoop and SLAM! Starks runs to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Starks keeps on Swerve but Swerve digs at Starks’ face! Starks puts Swerve in a corner to CHOP! Starks pretends he hurt his hand on that, but Swerve hits back. They brawl, Starks DECKS Swerve then rains down fists and stomps! Starks digs his boots in, the ref reprimands, and Starks lets off at 4. Starks hauls Swerve up, Hobbs tags in, and Team Taz mugs Swerve in their corner. Hobbs suplexes Swerve to hold him up for a count of 10 before the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Swerve survives but Hobbs drags him away from the other corners.

Tag to Starks, Starks goes up and strikes a pose before the AX HANDLE to Swerve’s back. Stark smocks Keith conducting the fans, but Swerve CHOPS him! Starks staggers all the way to the Bucks’ corner, Nick tags in off him, but Starks still runs in to bring Swerve up. Starks RAMS Swerve into the Bucks’ corner, Nick stomps a mudhole into Swerve, but he lets off at 4 to soak up the cheers and jeers. Nick drags Swerve up, tags Matt, and the Bucks coordinate. GUTBUSTER to NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Matt struts around like he’s doing a victory lap, and he taunts Team Taz! The ref has to keep Hobbs & Starks back while Matt fetches Swerve.

Matt uses Swerve’s hands to tell Keith to “SUCK IT!” and now the ref has to keep Keith back. Matt ROCKS Swerve, he tags Nick, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Swerve fights the double team. Swerve sends Matt at Nick, then runs in, into a double hip toss! The Bucks handspring but Swerve kips up to DOUBLE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Swerve and the Bucks are down! Swerve flounders his way over, hot tag to Keith! Starks runs in but gets run over! Keith hits Hobbs, runs Matt over, then runs Nick over! Keith sees targets in every corner, so he SPLASHES Nick, SPLASHES Matt, then SPLASHES Starks!

Nick runs in but Keith moves, the SPLASH hits Starks! Matt runs in, Keith moves again, the SPLASH sandwiches Nick and Starks! The Bucks stagger away together and Keith grabs Starks, to TOSS at them both! Keith takes out three men at once and the fans are thunderous! Keith sees The Bucks regrouping by the ramp, so he builds speed! But Team Taz drags him out! Hobbs & starks mug Keith but Matt WRECKS them with a dropkick! Nick builds speed and Matt holds the ropes, Nick FLIES but Keith catches him! Nick freaks out as Keith POWERBOMBS him into Matt! Keith pushes the Bucks in and brings Nick up again.

Keith pops Nick right up, but Nick fights free! Keith snarls but Hobbs tags in. Hobbs ROCKS Keith, and fans fire up as the big men stare down! Hobbs shoves, Keith shoves back. Hobbs RAMS Keith, Keith RAMS Hobbs back. Keith dodges Hobbs this time, but then DOUBLE CROSSBODIES COLLIDE! Both men go down in heaps and fans are thunderous again! Fans hope these teams all “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Keith gets Hobbs up at the corner, but Hobbs fights back! Hobbs HEADBUTTS again and again until Keith falls, then Hobbs stands up top!? POWERHOUSE FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!

Hobbs can’t believe Keith survives, he and Keith slowly stir. Nick tags in off Keith, but Hobbs kicks low. Tag to Starks, Team Taz double whip Nick to a corner, and then Starks runs in. Nick BOOTS him, elbows Hobbs, then goes up, only for Hobbs to get him with an Electric Chair! Starks knuckle locks Nick to go up and up and tightrope walk, for an ABSOLUTE DOOMSDAY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!?! Nick survives and Starks can’t believe it! Nick crawls away, Starks runs in, but the spear is sent into buckles!! Swerve tags in off Starks while Nick tags Matt. Swerve blocks a kick, slips around, BACKBREAKER!

Swerve runs to LARIAT Matt inside-out! Matt is in a daze and Swerve gets him up, only for Matt to back him into the corner. Nick tags back in as Matt arm-drags Swerve away. Matt SUPERKICKS but Swerve goes Matrix! Only for Swerve to kip up into Nick’s SUPERKICK! Keith gets in but Matt SUPERKICKS him! Keith stays up so Nick SUPERKICKS! Keith is still up, so the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Keith only drops to a knee?! Starks gets in, too, and he’s just as shocked! Starks offers his help, and they ABSOLUTE TRIPLE SUPERKICK Keith down!! Starks poses with the Bucks, but then they DOUBLE SUPERKICK him!

Hobbs gets in, the Bucks dodge him but he SPLASHES the referee!! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS send Hobbs back into the ref! The Bucks decide to capitalize, and they get the belts! Matt has the belt, he smirks and aims at the enemies, but Starks SUPERKICKS Matt back!! Starks gets the belt, takes aim, but Swerve BOOTS Starks down! Swerve grabs the belt, but who is he going to hit? Swerve’s looking at Keith!? Why!? But then Swerve says no, he’s not gonna do Keith like that. But then Matt LOW BLOWS Swerve!! Matt will do Swerve like that, and he CLOBBERS Keith with the belt! And he CLOBBERS Hobbs, and he CLOBBERS Swerve!

The ref is up, Matt covers Swerve, TWO!!! Swerve survives and Matt can’t believe it! But Nick gets in, the Bucks have Swerve for a B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Starks breaks it!! Nick tosses Starks, Matt gets Swerve in the gut wrench, and Nick springboards, into Keith’s arms! Swerve slips off, TOSSES Matt, and Keith pops Nick up for the ROLLING ELBOW ROLLING KICK COMBO!! Matt runs into a POP-UP, and Swerve is up top! SWERVE SPIRIT BOMB!! Cover, Team Taz breaks it!! Fans are electric as Hobbs gets Keith up for a SPINEBUSTER! And then Hobbs gets Swerve for a SPINEBUSTER onto Keith!!

Hobbs spots Nick, SPINEBUSTER onto Keith again!! Matt staggers up, SPINEBUSTER onto Nick AND Keith!! Powerhouse Hobbs has Savannah on its feet while everyone else is down! Hobbs drags Matt over, tags in Starks, and Starks runs at Swerve. Swerve boots, somersaults, but Starks avoids the stomps to roll Swerve up, TWO! Starks hurries to deadlift gut wrench Swerve, into the Canadian Rack! But Swerve slips off, swings, misses, dodges, STARKS SPEARS!! Cover, Nick breaks it!! Matt returns, aims at Keith, but Keith blocks the superkick! Matt slips out of his shoe, Brandon Cutler is protesting but that distracts the ref from seeing the SHOE BOP!

Nick staggers into a SHOE BOP of his own! Hobbs runs in, but Keith clinches and TOSSES Hobbs to the floor! Keith aims, but Starks grabs at him to fire a haymaker! Keith falls to the apron, Starks drags him up, but Keith HEADBUTTS Starks away! Swerve uses Keith as a springboard to MOONSAULT onto the Bucks and Hobbs! Fans are thunderous again as Starks builds speed, into the POUNCE from Keith!! Keith builds speed and FLIES!? He wipes out Hobbs and the Bucks! Swerve is up top, SWERVE STOMPS!! Cover, SWERVE & KEITH WIN!!!

Winners: Swerve in Our Glory, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)

The Bucks have been dethroned!! The confetti flies for Swerve & Keith, because this is THEIR house, and these are THEIR titles! They held it together as a team, and they are now THE best team in AEW! Will everyone now #BaskInTheirGlory?

Thanks to this YouTube exclusive, we hear from the champions after Dynamite goes off the air!

Keith has the mic first and fans chant for him, “KEITH LEE! WOOP WOOP!” Keith thanks the fans for that, and thanks Swerve from the bottom of his heart. Keith won’t take up much time with Rampage coming up, but he will say this. “I only have three people in my world I consider extremely close to me. One of them, I’ve known for about two-and-a-half decades. And I know what y’all’re thinking. ‘Gaddamn, Keith, you old as sh*t, ain’t ya?’ I’m 37, but as you can tell, I’m young in the legs, baby.” But he says about his friend, Lascelles King, “I’ve known him since 1998. I found out a little while ago that there’s a chance that he may have cancer.”

Keith says most fans probably know, but he nearly died last year. He kept quiet about it until it had all past. There isn’t much that gets to Keith, but when it comes to those he loves, finding out two days ago that Lascelles has stage four colon cancer, Keith dedicated this match to him, and to his other buddy in JD Griffey. “The fact is, I didn’t care if we won or lost. The fact is, this is a brotherhood, and I’m devoting my everything to that.” So this was more than just a victory for Keith, Swerve, their story, this is for Lascelles King and Keith’s love! Keith will always be there. When Keith gets back to Texas, he’ll drive to Austin and see Lascelles ASAP.

Keith wants Lascelles to stay strong and fight! Fight harder than they did here tonight, than Keith did to live through his, and he will be there for Lascelles. Fans cheer the heart and the passion from Keith, and on behalf of him and the Chairshot, let’s all cheer Lascelles King on in his fight against cancer.


My Thoughts:

An awesome episode and an awesome start to Fyter Fest 2022, which will technically now be four AEW shows, because even Rampage becomes Fyter Fest each Friday. The TNT Championship of Wardlow VS Cassidy was great, with Best Friends outright wanting to be Heel to try and cheat Wardlow. But it was all comical so they’re clearly not staying Heel. Wardlow is the master at countering Heel tactics, since he was by MJF’s side all that time. Wardlow of course retains, so I’m surprised this was against Cassidy. At the same time, Wardlow’s going to build a head of steam to have a really strong reign. Also, good to see the TNT Championship is keeping its own title of Most Changed Belt Design, resetting to the black ‘n’ red for Wardlow.

Great promos from the Jericho Appreciation Society members and Eddie Kingston to hype up next week’s Barbed Wire Everywhere Death Match with a shark cage on the side. Or, rather, in the air. I’m a little worried they’re raising the cage when it’s going to have five grown men inside. Maybe Sammy Guevara is staying away on purpose so that there’s one less body in the cage. Jericho bringing back The Painmaker is cool, and very “sports entertainment” of him to up the ante in this match. I would still think Eddie wins to properly cap this off and get the distinction of being the Painmaker’s first loss in AEW.

Moxley VS Konosuke was another awesome match, and perhaps Konosuke’s newest “best match yet” here in AEW. Naturally Moxley wins to deny Konosuke a title shot, but Konosuke is definitely contender material for the TNT and All-Atlantic Championships. Good promo from The House of Black, but I feel like we should’ve already known about that “attack” from Brody on Darby. Perhaps a little too much reliance on fans keeping up with their social media. But anyway, Brody VS Darby is going to be an awesome match to kick Fyter Fest up another gear. Another good Heel promo from Christian sinking to new lows, and Luchasaurus just decimates the Blonds. I don’t know when JB is supposed to return but maybe Matt Hardy gets after Luchasaurus 1v1 while we wait.

I feel like they could’ve/should’ve told us sooner that All Out was going to be in Chicago again. But it’s still cool to know the tradition continues, and that Chicago will be hosting AEW all that week. It being in Chicago, it might also be a good opportunity for CM Punk to give us a health update so we know when to expect him back. Good moment with Hangman, Silver and Reynolds, but Silver & Reynolds are totally getting destroyed by Malakai & Brody while the House of Black builds momentum. Hook had a promo with Lexi Nair, but it’s about the same as all his others. I do think Hook should go for a title now, but he also does need to have matches that last more than a few minutes. His cool guy personality and how fans love him only goes so far.

Lethal has a decent promo to call out Samoa Joe one more time, but I still can’t be sure how that one goes. Thunder & Storm sticking together is interesting, but it really only makes sense if AEW is going to dip back into a Women’s Tag Division. Britt is back, so her fans are happy, and I wonder if she and Hayter end up the high profile fodder for #ThunderStorm to get going as a team. And as I figured with what we saw on AEW Dark, Miyu Yamashita is coming to America to face Rosa, we’ll have to wait and see when and where that title match happens. I would think Rosa retains, and I have a feeling Britt takes Rosa on for the title again to return to that feud.

Good promo from The Baddies, and of course Jade and Kiera are still against adding Leila Grey as a Baddie. This is starting to feel like what was going to happen with NXT’s Diamond Mine had WWE kept Stokely Hathaway/Malcolm Bivens, but maybe AEW will do it better. Athena & Statlander having a match on Rampage is cool, that’ll be a momentum builder before they face Jade & Kiera, which will give Leila her chance to prove herself. Claudio VS Hager was an awesome match, and of course Menard & Parker try to help Hager win, and of course Claudio overcomes that to take the win. Claudio is also building momentum towards titles, maybe he takes on PAC?

Deeb VS Anna was a great match, probably Anna’s best and that is after her taking on Jade Cargill twice. Great use of Anna’s family ringside, but of course Deeb wins. Deeb VS Mercedes is happening, so this was a great momentum builder but also a great chance for Mercedes to go after Deeb. Their title match is going to be awesome stuff, and it is starting to feel like either woman could win. Anna and Tay also had a good promo backstage, so that’s clearly a feud in the making. And we got an awesome Triple Threat Tag main event, everyone looked amazing in it, and what a great surprise that Keith & Swerve won.

This whole time, I thought FTR VS Bucks for All Out was a shoe-in, but this makes the win that much greater. Keith & Swerve can still have that dysfunction story play out, but it is great that they got major titles in a major company when WWE could’ve done the same thing with them and totally dropped the ball on them both. Also, what a powerful post-show promo from Keith, I really do mean all that about hoping Lascelles King well.

My Score: 9.2/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (9/26/22)

Arthur Ashe gets Elevated!

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Mr. & Mrs. Superbad are in the Dark!

As if Grand Slam wasn’t enough, AEW has some extra innings here with Dark: Elevation! Will Mr. & Mrs. Superbad, Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford, be hot together in Mixed Tag action?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Capt. Shawn Dean & Skye Blue; Kip & Penelope win.
  • Ortiz VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Ortiz wins.

QUICK NOTES

If what I’ve read is correct, there are only TWO matches for Elevation tonight after how stacked Grand Slam was this year. And it’s pretty clear to see which way each match will go, too, so not much else to say.


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/23/22)

It’s a TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!

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Truly the biggest episode of Rampage ever!

As AEW Grand Slam continues, Rampage holds a Golden Ticket Battle Royal, the winner earning an AEW World Championship match for Dynamite: Cincinnati!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • No Disqualifications Tag: The House of Black VS Darby Allin & Sting; Darby & Sting win.
  • Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS Hook & Action Bronson; Hook & Bronson win.
  • Wardlow & Samoa Joe VS Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling; Wardlow & Joe win.
  • Rey Fenix VS “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry; Jungle Boy wins.
  • Eddie Kingston VS Sammy Guevara; Guevara wins, by disqualification.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Diamante w/ Trina; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal: Hangman Page wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship on Tuesday Night Dynamite 10/18.
  • Lights Out: Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Starks wins.

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No Disqualifications Tag: The House of Black VS Darby Allin & Sting!

The Dark Father may be gone, but the House still stands. Brody King & Buddy Matthews still want to settle things with the #RelentlessIcons, will they make Darby & Sting #FadeToBlack? Or will this be the end of their dark crusade?

Wait! Sneaking up behind them from the shadows, it’s Darby and STIIIING! Darby jumps onto Brody for a SLEEPER, and only now do Buddy and Julia notice! Buddy turns around and Sting JAMS him with his baseball bat! The bell rings, Brody THROWS Darby off him and onto the LED ramp! Julia jumps on Sting to have a SLEEPER, but Sting doesn’t care, he just DECKS Buddy! Brody scoops Darby to TOSS him into the ring! Darby flops out of the ring, Sting is in pursuit of Buddy, carrying Julia around like a backpack! Buddy kicks Sting, Brody CLUBS Darby, and Julia lets off Sting so Buddy can drag him to the ramp.

Buddy ROCKS Sting and Sting staggers down the ramp to the ring. Buddy stalks Sting into the ring, and he drags Sting up to whip. Sting reverses to send Buddy out! Sting pursues but Buddy knees low and RAMS Sting into steel steps! Meanwhile, Brody’s set up two tables together at ringside, having confiscated the timekeeper’s table. Buddy goes to bump Sting but Sting bumps Buddy off the apron. Darby fires off on Brody but Brody ROCKS Darby! And CHOPS him! Buddy keeps after Sting while Brody sits Darby up top. Brody CHOPS Darby to the floor! Then he AX HANDLES Sting down! Brody drags Sting up and puts him in the ring.

Buddy sets up another table at ringside while Brody stomps Sting. Brody scoops Sting, SLAMS him, and Buddy joins him in the ring. Fans boo but Sting stands up! Sting sees Brody & Buddy circling him, and he fires off hands on them first! Sting UPPERCUTS Brody but Buddy SOBATS! And KICKS! But Sting just roars! Sting fires off hands, ROCKS Buddy, then he back elbows Brody. Sting SPLASHES Buddy! Brody runs in but Sting moves, Brody SPLASHES Buddy, too! Sting then ducks Brody’s haymaker, and even the comeback, so that the LARIAT hits Buddy!! Brody can’t believe he got duped again!

Sting kicks Brody’s bad leg, reels him in, but Brody powers out of the deathdrop to RAM Sting into the corner! Brody hoists Sting up top, CHOPS him, and then climbs up to join him. But Darby CHOP BLOCKS Brody’s leg! Darby hops up for a SUPER CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but Darby growls and builds speed to DIVE into a KNEE from Buddy!! Buddy wipes Darby out, then he goes after Sting on the apron. Sting kicks Buddy first, CHOPS him, but Buddy throws a haymaker! Sting goes up but Buddy is after him. Sting throws hands on Buddy, Buddy flounders and holds onto the ropes, but Sting CLUBS him down!

Buddy ends up on those tables Brody set up, and Sting goes to the very top! Fans are thunderous, but then Brody SHOVES Sting down!! Sting crashes through tables alone!! Fans lose their minds while Sting is down in the wreckage! The House hauls Sting into the ring, and even Julia joins in! They handcuff Sting! Buddy WRECKS Darby with a dropkick while AEW goes picture in picture.

Sting’s arms are locked in, but Darby CLOBBERS Buddy! Darby hops on for a SLEEPER! Buddy throws Darby off and Brody LARIATS Darby down! Buddy pop-up KNEES Darby into a corner, then digs his boots in. The House of Black barks as Brody aims from the other corner, and he runs in to CANNONBALL! The House soaks up the heat while Darby crawls away up the ramp. Buddy, Brody and even Julia stalk up behind Darby. They drag him from ramp to stage as Rampage Grand Slam returns to single picture. Buddy KICKS Darby in the back, then KICKS him again! Brody DOUBLE CHOPS Darby, then Buddy hauls Darby up!

Julia licks her lips as Buddy suplexes Darby, and hands him off to Brody! But Darby slips off and shoves Brody into Buddy! They both crash into the side of the entrance tunnel! Darby then climbs the tunnel! Fans fire up and Buddy pursues! Darby just dribbles Buddy off the steel and shoves him down! Darby then stands up, takes aim, and SUPER COFFIN DROPS Buddy down!! Fans are thunderous as Darby then crawls away from Buddy, only for Brody to DECK him! Brody drags Darby over, trophy lifts him, but Darby slips off again! Darby uses the tunnel to COFFIN- NO, Brody catches Darby for a HANGMAN’S SLEEPER!!

But Darby throws hands from below! They back off, and FALL OFF THE STAGE through spare tables!!! Fans are losing their minds and Julia is furious! But Buddy gets up, and he has Sting’s baseball bat! Buddy and Julia storm their way to the ring, where Sting is leaning against ropes. The medics check Darby, who is busted open on the side of his head. Sting manages to stand and he sees Buddy has the bat! But he just grins?! Julia puts a chair in the ring, Buddy makes Sting take a seat! Sting laughs!? Is he Joker Sting again? Buddy gets the bat, takes aim, but then the lights go out!! And it’s THE GREAT MUTA?!?!

Buddy cannot believe this! New York can’t believe this! But as Muta walks out, even Jericho knows that is him! Muta has a Sting style black ‘n’ white mask even! Muta swaggers up to the ring, stares Buddy down, and Buddy backs away from Muta. Muta stares Sting down, is the rivalry still going after all this time? No, Muta looks at Buddy again! Buddy kicks but Muta blocks, DRAGON SCREW! GREEN MIST!! Buddy flails and bumps Julia off the apron and she falls- OH, she only clips the table and hits the floor!! Sting gets up, breaks the cuffs using the chair, and he has Buddy for a SCORPION DEATH DROP!!! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!

Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall

A truly destructive and brutal match, and in the end, a living legend helped another living legend win! The rivals nod and shake hands to show respect, and they even hug it out! Will this truly be the end of things between the #RelentlessIcons and the House of Black?

 

Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS Hook & Action Bronson!

The Jericho Appreciation Society decided to poke at the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, but they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange might’ve been able to stop Hook, but will they be able to survive New York’s dynamic duo?

And because Hook is bringing Bronson, Bronson’s bringing the bars! The teams sort out and Hook starts against Parker. They circle, Menard distracts Hook and Parker BOOTS him! Hook stays up, he hits a SAYANAGI, then whips Parker. Parker reverses, Hook ducks ‘n’ dodges, then flips through the hip toss! Hook waistlocks, shifts to a gut wrench for the EL CAMINO! Fans fire up as Hook glares at JAS. Parker scrambles to his corner, he tags in Menard, and Menard wants some Action! Hook obliges and tags in Bronson! Fans fire up for their hometown hero, and Menard says Bronson’s gonna get a taste!

Menard shoves Bronson, but Bron shoves him back. Menard runs, he RAMS Bronson but Bronson’s too sturdy for that! Bronson runs now, and he runs Menard over! Parker gets in, he gets run over! The JAS regroup in a corner, but Bronson runs in to SPLASH them! Bronson then brings Menard over, bumps him off buckles and he tags in Hook. Hook reels Menard in for a double wristlock NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, ONE, but Hook has the arms to drag Menard into a DEEP BOW ‘N’ ARROW! But Parker STOMPS it apart! Bronson glares, Parker kicks away on Hook and Menard stomps him to the JAS corner.

Menard throws his knees in, tags Parker in, and Parker runs, BACKBREAKER RUNNING KNEE COMBO! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this but Parker brings Hook up. Parker whips to CALF KICK! Fans rally for Hook and chant for “ACTION BRONSON!” but Parker tags Menard. The JAS mugs Hook, Menard facelocks and CLUBS Hook, and he tags Parker. Parker CLUBS Hook, snap suplexes, and covers, TWO! Parker drags Hook up, wrenches, and he tags Menard. The JAS mugs Hook again, they double whip him to a corner, and Menard whips Parker in for a forearm smash. Parker then feeds Hook to Menard’s drop toehold, and Parker hits the BOOYAH ELBOW! Cover, TWO!

Bronson and the fans rally for Hook but Menard sucker punches Bronson! Menard whips Hook, but DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES take them both down! Parker tags in and intercepts Hook. Parker suplexes but Hook fights that to OVERHEAD suplex back! Both men crawl, hot tags to Menard and Bronson! Bronson rallies on Daddy Magic, then CLOBBERS Cool Hand Ange! Bronson scoops Parker, brings him around, and hits a POWERSLAM! But Menard stomps Bronson down! Menard CLUBS Bronson, the JAS double whip, but Bronson breaks through the double clotheslines! Then he CLOBBERS Parker!

Bronson tags Hook, Hook CLOBBERS Menard, then he FISHERMAN BUSTERS Parker! The JAS flounder, Hook gets around for the REDRUM!! Parker reaches out, Bronson intercepts Menard, REDRUM REMIX!! Fans are thunderous as both men sink it in with body scissors! DOUBLE TAPS, #HookAction wins!

Winners: Hook & Action Bronson, by submission

Taz is pumped up on commentary while Jericho is furious! Will the JAS never ever want them to #SendHook again?

 

Wardlow & Samoa Joe VS Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling!

The AEW TNT Champion and the ROH World Television Champion have a common enemy in Smart Mark’s stable, and are going to settle this all at once. Are the Premier Athlete & Technical Beast ready for #WARDJOE?

Sterling and his team are already in the ring as AEW returns from commercial. Sterling has a mic to say, “Folks, the last few weeks, a crazed maniac has been trying to powerbomb me! Well I’m gonna tell you this right now: it’s not happening tonight, thanks to my athletes. And we’re gonna make quick work of WaRdJoE~!” But speaking of, here come the championship duo! They storm right to the ring, and the brawl is on! Joe is after Nese, Wardlow is after Woods, the ref rings the bell as Joe dribbles Nese off buckles. Wardlow fires off knees, ROCKS Woods, but Woods ROCKS Wardlow. Wardlow ROCKS Woods back, but Woods ROCKS Wardlow!

Joe keeps on Nese all along the outside as the haymakers continue to fly in the ring. Wardlow gets the edge, but Woods ducks one to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Woods roars and mocks the conducting of the orchestra. Only to turn around into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And then another! Sterling is freaking out as Joe keeps Nese down. Woods kicks Wardlow’s leg out, but Wardlow blocks the knee! Wardlow shoves Woods down, he comes back but into the SPINEBUSTER! Wardlow rolls Woods onto his feet to clothesline him and himself up and out of the ring! Joe puts Nese in the ring and JABS away in the corner!

Fans fire up as Joe whips Nese corner to corner, but Nese elbows him away. Nese goes up to CROSSBODY, but Joe just walks out of the way. Fans love Joe just not caring. Joe drags Nese up, CHOPS him, but Nese throat chops! The ref reprimands but Nese has Joe by an ear, for the HOTSHOT BULLDOG! Nese hurries to slingshot, but Joe dodges the splash! Joe gets to a corner, Nese runs in at him, but into the “SIT YO ASS DOWN!” URENAGE! Joe drags Nese up and to the top rope! Joe CHOPS Nese, tucks him in, and hits a MUSCLEBUSTER!! Cover, WardJoe wins!

Winners: Wardlow & Samoa Joe, by pinfall

But Woods goes after Joe! He doesn’t care if this match is over or not, he wants to beat up Joe! Nese joins in, they mug Joe, but Wardlow gets in, even with his bad leg. Wardlow DOUBLE LARIATS Nese & Woods down! Fans fire up as the straps come down, and Wardlow has Woods in position! But Sterling gets in, and he SMACKS Wardlow with his own TNT title! But Wardlow doesn’t even budge! He just gets pissed! Sterling is pissed that Wardlow didn’t even stagger! Wardlow steps and Sterling runs away, but into Joe! Sterling knows he’s dead now. Joe feeds Sterling to Wardlow, for the POWERBOMB!!

Fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” and Wardlow conducts his orchestra. Joe helps get Sterling up and back in position. for Wardlow to POWERBOMB him again! The bad leg doesn’t feel so bad with the adrenaline pumping, and fans want it “ONE MORE TIME!” Wardlow smirks, Joe drags Sterling up and feeds him in again, for the THIRD POWERBOMB! #WardJoe stands tall, who will dare take on either of these titans next?

 

Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry!

These two have met plenty of times before in tag team matches, and so they both know the other is an extremely talented individual. Will the Immortal Firebird show Jungle Boy that he’s not ready for that next level? Or can Jack Perry prove to everyone that his Jungle Life is only just beginning?

The bell rings and Fenix somersaults at JB! But JB catches the spring-up into a fireman’s carry! Fenix slips off but JB BOOTS him! JB goes up but Fenix SHORYUKENS! Fenix tucks JB but JB CLUBS away! JB BOOTS Fenix, then hits a LEAP FROG HEADSCISSORS! Fenix staggers up into JB’s DROPKICK! JB kips up and fans fire up! JB drags Fenix up, but Fenix CHOPS him! Fenix double knuckle locks, HEADBUTTS, then goes up and up and rebounds to arm-drag JB away! Fans fire up with Fenix but JB ROCKS him! Fenix ROCKS JB, JB bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS Fenix. JB CHOPS, whips, but Fenix Tiger Feint Rewinds to HEEL KICK!

JB flops to the ropes, and Fenix baseball slide dropkicks JB out of the ring! Fans fire up while AEW goes picture in picture. Fenix takes a moment while JB checks his head. Fenix goes out after JB, drags him up, and puts him against the corner. Fenix CHOPS JB and JB sputters as he falls over. Fenix then bumps JB off the apron, and again, and then RAMS him into it! Fenix is obviously after JB’s bad back, but JB CHOPS Fenix in return. And again! Fenix KICKS JB down! Fenix refreshes the ring count to then drag JB up and put him in the ring. Fenix clamps onto JB for a seated abdominal stretch. JB endures, even as Fenix hammerlocks an arm and digs his elbow in.

Fenix throws down elbows and then shifts to have an inverted motorcycle stretch! JB endures, even as Fenix sits all his weight on him. Fenix drags JB up with the arm hooks, has the Gory Especial, but JB flips through to arm-drag! Fenix flops out of the ring now, JB builds speed, but Fenix trips him up! Fenix drags JB out to DECK him! Fenix high-fives fans and drags JB up. Fenix puts JB against the corner again to CHOP! JB sputters again as Rampage goes to break.

Rampage Grand Slam returns and Fenix has JB down in the ring. JB sits up to CHOP! Fenix staggers and stings from that, but he CHOPS back! JB staggers, but he CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, switching hands each time! But Fenix blocks one, only for JB to spin around and CHOP Fenix off his feet! JB whips Fenix, Fenix reverses but JB CLOBBERS him! And again! JB drags Fenix up and reels him in to suplex, but Fenix slips out and shoves JB. JB hits the COMEBACKER! Fans fire up with JB and he drags Fenix back up. Suplex, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix rolls away to the apron but JB builds speed! JB DIVES and sends Fenix into railing!

JB puts Fenix in fast, reels him in, but Fenix whips JB away. Fenix dodges the Comebacker this time, Tiger Feint Rewinds, but JB ducks! SUPERKICK from JB, into a PISON-RANA!! JB runs, but into a SOMERSAULT CUTTER!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fenix and JB stir, “This is Awesome!” and far from over. Alex coaches Fenix up and both men get to corners. Fenix and JB stand up, approach each other, and the CHOPS fly again! Then the forearms! Fenix has the edge with forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Double underhooks, TIGER- RANA!! JB covers, TWO!!! Fenix gets up, into another SUPERKICK!

JB sits Fenix up, runs, but Fenix ducks the blindside! Fenix Tiger Feints again, into a SHOTGUN! JB goes out to the apron and he drags Fenix up. But Fenix WRINGS his arm into the apron! Fenix hurries to bring JB back up, vows to end this, but JB shoves Fenix away to DECK him with an elbow! Fenix is dazed and JB grits his teeth. Fans rally up, JB drags Fenix up to CLUB him on the back. JB then lines up a shot, for a SUNSET FLIP- NO, Fenix holds off the bomb! Fenix jumps but JB avoids the stomps! But the PENALTY KICK hits! Fenix aims, somersaults and leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Both men are down on the outside and the ref checks Fenix.

Fenix gets up and he staggers away while JB slowly sits up, and AEW goes picture in picture again. Fenix drags himself into the ring, JB drags himself towards the ring. JB reaches the bottom rope at 7 of 10 and drags himself in at 8. Fenix crawls his way over as the fans rally up. Fenix and JB stare down from the mat and egg each other on. JB hushes the crowd, to CHOP Fenix! Fenix falls over, but he sits back up. Fenix CHOPS JB back! JB falls backwards, and Fenix sits him up! Fenix eggs JB on, so JB grits his teeth and CHOPS back! Even Alex is stinging from these! Fenix sputters, but he manages to CHOP JB back! JB CHOPS, Fenix CHOPS, repeat!

It’s just CHOP after CHOP and the fans are loving this! Then JB and Fenix start throwing haymakers! They run out of steam and flop over! JB drags himself to ropes, Fenix crawls back to a corner. JB’s got a real nasty bruise on his chest but he doesn’t care. JB and Fenix shake hands to show there is respect, and then the forearms start flying again! Fenix ROCKS JB, JB ROCKS Fenix, and Rampage Grand Slam returns to single picture as Fenix sits down! JB drags Fenix up, but Fenix CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! SOBAT! JB CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Fenix drops back down, but then he shoves JB!

The forearms start flying again, and Fenix SOBATS, KICKS, and ELBOWS! Fenix reels JB in, Canadian Racks, CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER, into the Gory Especial! GORY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and Fenix is shocked! Fans fire up, Fenix SPINNING BUZZSAWS! JB manages to stay up but Fenix goes to the ramp. Fenix uses it to build speed, he goes up and up and ESCALARA CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!! JB survives again and Arthur Ashe is thunderous! Fenix puts JB in a corner, hoists him up top, and climbs up after JB. But JB slips out to CLUB Fenix down! And CLUBS him again! JB springs up to SUNSET POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!!

JB hurries to BLINDSIDE LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and JB can’t believe it! JB drags Fenix around by a leg, but Fenix kicks him away. Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK! Fenix reels JB in, gives us some Latino Heat, and snap suplexes! Uno Amigo! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigos! Fenix drags JB up again, but JB slips through! Inverted suplex into a fireman’s carry, LANDSLIDE!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and JB can’t believe it! JB goes to a corner, he hops up top, but Fenix trips him! JB falls to the mat and Fenix goes up! FROG SPLASH!! But Fenix hits so hard, he bounces off! Fenix crawls to the cover, TWO!?!

Both men are running on fumes but the fans are thunderous. Fenix lines up a shot, runs in and JUMP SOBATS! And then Fenix puts JB up top, tucks him in, but JB turns the buster into a cradle! JB WINS!!!

Winner: Jungle Boy, by pinfall

A HUGE win for Jack Perry here as he pins a highly decorated luchador! But JB shows Fenix his respect with a bow. Fenix sits with JB to shake hands and shows that respect back. Fans cheer the sportsmanship, will we see JB continue to grow his legacy? Wait, is that CHRISTIAN CAGE!? Is Captain Charisma back from his injury already? HE IS! His arm is in a sling, but he also has a mic, going into the SECOND HOUR of Rampage!

 

Rampage Grand Slam Hour Two opens with Christian Cage!

JB is furious that Captain Charisma is even here! But he’s not alone! Here comes LUCHASAURUS! FROM THE CROWD SIDE! JB turns around and attacks, but Luchasaurus shoves him away and HEADBUTTS him down! Christian takes his time walking down the ramp as Luchasaurus picks on what’s left of JB. Luchasaurus torture racks for the EXTINCTION! Christian tells New York, “You always make me smile. You’re loud, you’re obnoxious, but let’s face it, that’s all that you are. So do me a favor, sit down and do nothing like the b*tches that you are, while I conduct my business.”

Christian steps into the ring and looms over JB. “Speaking of b*tches… You jump me like a coward and injure my arm before our match at All Out, and I still beat you and made it look easy. I squashed your ass! Get it through your head: You’re never gonna one-up me, you’re never gonna outsmart me, and you sure as hell will never beat me! This is your final warning, Jungle Boy. You take away my right arm, I introduce you to my Right Hand of Destruction, Luchasaurus!” Fans boo but Christian tells JB to not come back to AEW. Christian only wishes JB’s mom and sister were ringside again, witnessing this for the last time. “END HIS ASS RIGHT NOW, FOR GOOD!”

Luchasaurus drags JB up and hits the CHOKE SLAM!! Christian “kicks dirt” on Jack Perry, is the legend of Jungle Boy over already?

 

AEW shares footage from after last Wednesday’s Dynamite.

The Jericho Appreciation Society was celebrating Chris Jericho winning the ROH World Championship, and Alex Marvez says this is Jericho’s eighth world title. Jericho says it’s not the eighth, it’s the OCHO! “There is no bigger, more honorable man than Chris Jericho here in AEW, and now I am officially the ROH World Champion. And next week in Philadelphia, we’re gonna have the Jericho Appreciation Championship Celebration!” The JAS is fired up for that! Except for Daniel Garcia. Jericho says this will be the biggest part in Philly ever, and Marvez is NOT invited.

Garcia speaks up, wanting to tell Jericho something first. No, don’t worry, Garcia’s a champion, too, it’ll be his celebration, too! That’s not what Garcia wants to talk about. He has something serious to talk with Jericho about. Well, if he wants to get serious, save it for next week. Because for now, the JAS is going out on the town! OCHO! OCHO! OCHO! But just what is it Garcia wants to bring up to The Wizard of Sports Entertainment?

 

Eddie Kingston VS Sammy Guevara w/ Tay Melo!

This one has been sizzling on the back burner and now it’s going to catch fire! The Mad King, in his city, is going to get his grudge match with the Spanish God, will he make good on how long he’s had to wait? Or will having his Brazilian Goddess by his side help Sammy put this one to bed?

Sammy gets the mic first, though, and he says, “Look, Eddie, man to man, from the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I wasn’t man enough to tell you this before. I’m sorry I didn’t say this sooner, you’re a FAT PIECE OF SH*T!” Eddie grabs Sammy by the face! The bell rings as Eddie digs at Sammy’s eyes! Eddie then puts Sammy in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CLUB Sammy! Sammy runs away, Eddie RAMS him into steel steps! Then he moves the steps aside! The ref reprimands, but Sammy claws at Eddie now. Sammy goes to bump Eddie off the apron but Eddie blocks that to bump Sammy instead!

Eddie then makes Sammy smile with fishhooks! Eddie dares Tay to kiss Sammy now! Sammy breaks free to ROCK Eddie, but Eddie CHOPS back! Eddie HEADBUTTS away on Sammy, Tay doesn’t want Eddie to ruin Sammy’s face! Eddie claws at Sammy, fans cheer him on, but the ref reprimands. Sammy CHOPS and ROCKS Eddie but Eddie eggs him on. Sammy throws more forearms, but Eddie pokes Sammy in the eye! Tay is upset, but Eddie CHOPS Sammy again! Eddie brings Sammy to the apron, reels him in, but Sammy back drops Eddie to the floor! Tay’s happy now. Sammy aims and PENALTY KICKS Eddie down!

Fans boo but Sammy and Tay smile, and then SamTay kiss as Rampage goes picture in picture. Sammy gets in the ring as the ring count climbs, and he distracts the ref. Tay KICKS Eddie as she goes back to Sammy’s corner. The ring count continues, Eddie is down at 5 while Sammy does “mat angels.” Sammy kips up, takes a bow, and wants the count to speed up. Eddie stands at 7, drags himself up at 8 and in at 9. Sammy fires off on Eddie, the ref reprimands about closed fists but Sammy stomps away on Eddie at the ropes. The ref counts, Sammy lets off, and then he storms back up. Eddie CHOPS Sammy but Sammy CLAWS Eddie’s face!

Sammy RAMS Eddie into a corner, and again, and then fires off CHOPS and forearms! Sammy rams Eddie again and again, but Eddie pushes him away. Sammy BOOTS, but Eddie stays up! Sammy fires more forearms and another BOOT! Eddie SLAPS Sammy, Sammy SLAPS back, it’s a SLAP fight! Until Sammy grabs Eddie’s head to BITE his forehead! Rampage returns to single picture, Sammy stops biting to snap suplex! Eddie is down, Sammy goes up the corner, and Sammy SHOOTING STARS! Sammy has to bail out as Eddie moves, and Eddie rallies with back elbows! Fans fire up as Eddie powers up the arm!

Eddie runs, Sammy distracts the ref and Tay trips Eddie up! Eddie warns Tay, but Sammy JUMP KNEES Eddie down! Tay blows kisses to Sammy and he runs in at Eddie to RAM him with a shoulder. And ENZIGURI! Eddie staggers, Sammy triangle jumps, for the FLYING CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and SamTay are both frustrated. Sammy slashes his throat and drags Eddie up to the torture rack. Eddie fights it with elbows, and a POINT-BLANK LARIAT! Fans are thunderous as Eddie fires off the MACHINE GUN CHOPS on Sammy! Eddie tops it off with one more CHOP!

Eddie whips corner to corner, runs in but blocks a boot. Sammy ENZIGURIS, springboards again, but Eddie avoids cutter to hit a SAIDO! Fans are thunderous again as Eddie glares at Sammy. Tay is panicking, Eddie powers up the hand, and Sammy stands, but he ducks the Uraken to JUMP KNEE! Eddie stays up, Sammy JUMP KNEES again! Eddie staggers so Sammy SUPERKICKS! Sammy torture racks, but Eddie fights free! Sammy avoids the lariat but runs into the HALF ‘N’ HALF! Eddie hauls Sammy up, URAKEN!! That’s not enough!? Eddie stands Sammy up again, for another URAKEN!! Wait, that’s still not enough!?

Eddie drags Sammy up again, for a THIRD URAKEN!! Sammy falls, Eddie SLAPS him! And sits him up, for the STRETCH PLUM!!! Sammy is OUT, Eddie wins!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by submission

But Eddie holds on! He wants Sammy to suffer! Tay is furious, the ref reprimands, and officials rush out! Jerry Lynn tells Eddie to stop, he’s already won! Eddie doesn’t care, and now security rushes out! They shout at Eddie but the ref talks with Justin Roberts. The ref decides to reverse the decision! Sammy wins by disqualification!!

Winner: Sammy Guevara, by disqualification

Eddie is stunned! He lets Sammy go but it’s too late! Eddie’s pissed and he fires off on security! URAKEN!! Sammy wakes up and Tay tells him he won! It’s hard to say if Sammy even understands, but he got lucky Eddie hates him that much. How will Eddie handle this loss that wasn’t a loss?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Diamante w/ Trina!

#ThatBitch is still undefeated at 37-0, with big assists to her sidekicks. But with The Baddest Bitch backing her up, will the Cuban Diamond be the one to finally break through the storm?

The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see who’s truly the baddest of them all!

Diamante rushes in, dodges Jade and KICKS away on her leg! Jade clinches, shakes out her bad leg and KNEES Diamante down! Jade drags Diamante up, bumps her off buckles, then tells the ref to back off. Jade EuroUppers HARD, but Diamante CHOPS back! And forearms! And CHOPS! Jade shoves Diamante, but Diamante SHOTGUNS! Diamante fires off hands, climbs up and rains them down! The ref counts but Jade carries Diamante off the corner, only for Diamante to sunset flip! TWO!! Jade gets up but Diamante avoids the boot to roll her up! TWO, and Jade BOOTS Diamante down this time!

Fans fire up as Jade whips Diamante to ropes. Diamante gets around, CHOP BLOCKS and SHOTGUNS Jade to the apron! Diamante runs side to side to WRECK Jade with the dropkick! Fans fire up with Diamante and she goes to the apron. Diamante goes up top for a SUPOER CROSSBODY! Jade manages to catch her! And carry her around on one leg, fireman’s carries and APRON F5s!! Jade is fired up and she gets in the ring. Jade stomps Diamante, reels her into the chicken wings, JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!

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

And that’s Number 38! #ThatBitch is showing she’s a beast, winning with no help and a beat up leg. But then Trina gets in the ring? Trina helps Diamante up, to SLAP her down! Diamante disappointed The Baddest Bitch, and now she sides with The Baddies! Will anyone ever be able to stop Jade’s juggernaut level momentum?

 

Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal!

Jon Moxley won the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions and is now a THREE-TIME AEW World Champion. However, MJF is biding his time, waiting for the right time to cash in his Casino Ladder Match poker chip. So for October 18th, a special Tuesday Night Dynamite in Cincinnati, the winner of this match will challenge The Maniac for the title! Who out of Hangman Page, Lance Archer, Jay Lethal, Rush, the Andrade Family Office, and the entire Dark Order will overcome the odds?

But wait! As the Cowboy makes his entrance, he’s jumped by the AFO! The Butcher, the Blade, Rush and Private Party all gang up on Hangman before the bell! They drag Hangman out of the ring, but here comes The Dark Order! Evil Uno, Preston Vance, John Silver & Alex Reynolds fight off the AFO while Rampage goes picture in picture!

The brawling goes on around ringside, and the rest of the entrants hurry out! Lance Archer, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Ari Daivari and his Trustbusters, QT Marshall and The Factory, even Brian Cage get involved in the brawling! Bringing up the rear is Dante Martin, Penta El Zero M, and even the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, Dalton Castle & The Boys! Well, the Tate Twins, so as not to be confused with the superhero series. Oh, even Matt Hardy, Danhausen and Best Friends, Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta, are involved! Castle goes after old ROH rival, Jay Lethal, inside the ring, and almost throws him over the ropes! Best Friends watch where they’re going while the others brawl.

Hardy and Hager trade shots, but Daniel Garcia helps Hager out. The Firm’s Lee Moriarty and W. Morrissey show up, but they and Stokely Hathaway are smart enough to know to hang back a bit. Brian Cage smacks Chuckie T off steel steps, Hangman gets back into the mix of things, going after Daivari, and then Cage smacks Danhausen off steel steps. Moriarty brawls with Vance, Penta’s got Rush in the ring and they’re trading CHOPS, and Hardy is bumping Lethal off buckles with “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Morrissey shields Moriarty from Vance, Uno brawls with Blade, and referees are still desperate to get this to become a real battle royal as Rampage goes to break.

Rampage Grand Slam returns, the brawling has stopped, and the bell rings! Everyone floods the ring to finally get this battle royal going properly! Which is of course just a brawl inside the ropes. Hager chokes Marq Quen, he and Garcia go to dump him out! Lethal and Hardy again slip out under the ropes to brawl on their own. Daivari whips Penta but Penta reverses and tosses Daivari to the apron! SUPERKICK and Penta ELIMINATES Daivari! Best Friends double suplex QT but QT is a bit hefty. They try again, but Cole Karter helps him out. Karter talks some trash, but Danhausen turns him around for a CURSE!

Karter says shut up with that, but then Best Friends get Karter to TOSS and ELIMINATE him! Best Friends hug it out! But QT CLOBBERS them both! So Danhausen CURSES QT! QT says shut up, so Danhausen tackles QT and fires off hands! QT kicks Danhausen, mocks the Curse, but Hangman TOSSES QT! QT skins the cat, but then Hangman and Danhausen DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE QT up and out to ELIMINATE him! But then Blade and Butcher go after #CowboyHausen! Blade tosses and ELIMINATES Danhausen! Dante elbows Cage, but Cage disrupts his backflip to POUNCE him out to the ramp! Cage ELIMINATES Dante!

Hager tosses Trent but Trent holds on! Hager rushes over but Trent and Chuck get Hager together! They drag him out and ELIMINATE him! But then Cage runs in and BLASTS Chuck down, and ELIMINATES him! Castle runs over but into Cage’s fireman’s carry! Castle fights that but Cage puts him on the apron! Cage ROUNDHOUSES Castle, but The Tate Twins use their fans to blow Castle back up! Cage ROCKS Castle again, but now the twins catch Castle! Fans cheer as they save Castle! Castle high fives fans before he returns into the ring. Lethal and Hardy fight, The Tate Twins taunt Cage, but Cage grabs one of them!

The other brother saves this brother, and then Castle DUMPS Cage to ELIMINATE him!! And Prince Nana ain’t happy about it! Garcia ROCKS Castle, Archer bumps Castle and Trent off buckles! Archer scoops Trent, but Trent slips off! Archer choke grips to throw Trent over! Trent holds on, ROCKS Archer, but Archer CLOBBERS and ELIMINATES Trent! Jericho says this intensity makes Archer the Sports Entertainer of the Week! Meanwhile, Garcia drags Castle up and out and throws him down to ELIMINATE him! But Moriarty BOOTS Garcia and ELIMINATES him! He talks trash, only for Hardy to DUMP and ELIMINATE Moriarty!

Moriarty and Garcia are now side by side, they’re going to feud over that ROH Pure Championship soon enough. Hardy gloats with “DELETE! DELETE!” but Lethal attacks him from behind as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Rush helps Lethal with Hardy, then Rush helps Blade with Penta. Butcher and Marq Quen mug John Silver, but Archer helps Hardy fire off on Lethal! Uno CHOPS Blade, Rush goes after Penta’s mask! Penta fights against Rush’s disrespect while Uno & Vance go after Isiah Kassidy and Blade. Archer turns on Hardy and chokes him against ropes! Hangman fights off Butcher, Rush makes one more business offer to Vance. Quen goes after Hangman while Blade goes after Hardy. Archer CLUBS Vance, Penta GAMANGIRIS Blade! Silver sputters, Vance CHOPS Archer but Archer doesn’t flinch. Archer ROCKS Vance, Vance ROCKS Archer!

The big men keep trading shots while Lethal goes to throw Kassidy out! Silver tries to lift Archer?! Archer holds on, powers back and CLUBS Silver down. Archer now helps Lethal against Kassidy while AEW goes to break.

Rampage Grand Slam returns and Uno whips Kassidy. Quen is there, he helps Kassidy return for the SILLY STRING! The AFO gloat together, and it turns out during the break, they all ELIMINATED Vance! Wait, now Rush and the mercenaries turn on Private Party! This battle royal is meant to be every man for himself, but to think the AFO would implode so soon! Hardy sees his former proteges in trouble, and he goes to help Quen! And he helps Kassidy! Fans cheer Hardy on as he fires off on Butcher! Quen atomic drops Blade and Kassidy ENZIGURIS! Hardy hits a TWIST OF FATE on Blade! Then he throws and ELIMINATES the Blade!

Hardy looks to Quen & Kassidy, the fans fire up, and #HardyParty is reunited! But they get mugged by Rush, Butcher and Lethal! Lethal, Rush and Butcher throw them out and ELIMINATE #HardyParty! Uno ROCKS Lethal, he ROCKS Butcher, and he ROCKS Rush to avenge Vance! Uno BOOTS Butcher but Rush ROCKS Uno! Butcher ROCKS Uno and short arm LARIATS him! Butcher tosses and ELIMINATES Uno! But Hangman DUMPS Butcher out! Butcher lands on the apron, Hangman triangle jump LARIA- NO, Butcher ducks! Hangman reloads quick to triangle jump LARIAT! This one hits, and Hangman ELIMINATES Butcher!

We have just six men left, and they’re Hangman Page, Johnny Hungy, Pentagon, the Murderhawk Monster, and then Rush is fighting off Jay Lethal! Silver flexes but Rush steps up to him. Rush ROCKS Silver, Silver ROCKS Rush and fans fire up! Silver gets the edge, he KICKS away on Rush, but Rush blocks to HEADBUTT and SUPLEX! Silver tumbles up and out, Rush ELIMINATES him! Archer mocks Penta but Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and pie faces him. Archer whips Penta, Penta holds ropes and dumps Archer out! Archer lands on the apron, he choke grips Penta, but Penta GAMANGIRIS Archer down and ELIMINATES him!

Now it’s a final four! Lethal superkicks but Penta blocks it to spin and CHOP Lethal! Penta reels Lethal in, “CERO!” NO! Lethal slips out, handsprings, but Penta catches Lethal and TOSSES him! But Satnam Singh is there to catch Lethal! Satnam easily puts Lethal back in the ring! Lethal fireman’s carries Penta, for a SLAM and LETHAL INJECTION! Penta flounders up, Lethal clotheslines Penta up and out to ELIMINATE him! New York boos the Jersey boy, but Hangman hits Lethal with a BUCK SHOT!! Hangman fakes Satnam out to TOSS Lethal the other way, and ELIMINATE him!! Now it’s just the Cowboy and El Toro Blanco!

Fans are thunderous as Hangman and Rush circle. Rush and Hangman get in each other’s face, and the forearms start flying! Rush CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, repeat! Rush SUPERKICKS but Hangman stays up to follow. Rush gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX but Hangman lands on his feet! ROLLING ELBOW! Alabama Lift, but Rush fights that to lift Hangman up! Hangman RANAS out of the bomb, but both men dangle on the ropes!! Rush flops down onto the apron and Hangman drags himself up! They both stand, and the CHOPS fly again! They CHOP on the edge, then Rush HEADBUTTS!

Rush reels Hangman in, tucks the arms, but Hangman Alabama Lifts! APRON DEADEYE!! Rush flops down, Hangman wins!!

Winner: Hangman Page (advances to Tuesday Night Dynamite)

The Cowboy survives being mugged and comes out the winner of the golden ticket! But will it be Moxley defending the title in his hometown? Or will Maxwell Jacob Friedman screw up that plan with that poker chip?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

First, we will hear from Saraya Knight after her shocking AEW debut last Wednesday! Plus, tracing back to the IWGP US Championship Fatal 4 Way where Juice Robinson beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Will Ospreay and Jon Moxley, AEW is giving “The Booster” a shot! It will be Moxley VS Juice in an AEW World Title Eliminator! If Juice wins here, he’ll get himself a future world title shot! Will Robinson look to bring AEW gold into the Bullet Club? Or will Moxley deny Juice so that he only has to worry about MJF and Hangman Page?

 

Mark Henry interviews tonight’s main eventers!

The World’s Strongest Man notes they’re having an unsanctioned Lights Out Match tonight, but then “Powerhouse” Hobbs says it’s about time Ricky showed up! That’s the Starks that fought Darby Allin & Sting. And yet, that’s the Starks that Hobbs beat in four minutes and 35 seconds. Tonight, there won’t be any change. Starks says that’s funny. Starks has been here, he never left. Hobbs beat Starks in just over four minutes, Starks admits to that. But he can also admit that he is better than a four minute match! That was a one time thing, it won’t ever happen again.

Hobbs needs to understand, that was a career highlight for you! The highlight tonight is Starks doing what he has set out to do from the get-go. Starks will close to Book of Hobbs, and he will make sure to put Hobbs down once and for all. Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event!

Lights Out: Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

As Justin Roberts explains, the lights will turn off and then turn back on, signifying that AEW will NOT be responsible for what happens next. No time limit, no count outs, no disqualifications, no official record of this match on the win-loss records, and NOTHING holding these two back! When they can do absolutely anything they want to each other, just who will be left standing at the end of Grand Slam?

Starks gets a very cinematic entrance. “There is no fire like passion, and no crime like hatred. There’s uncertainty in your lust. You seek revenge, but your passion fuels you to burn brightly, like an inferno.” Starks, bathed in red light, throws things around the room in that anger. “You’ve done that,” the narrator continues, “just to be able to call yourself, ‘Absolute.’ You are absolute, Ricky Starks.” The bell rings and the haymakers start flying! Fans fire up but Hobbs knees low. Hobbs whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Hobbs! Starks rains down hands, Hobbs pushes him away and bails out, only for Starks to pursue!

Hobbs kicks Starks, whips him at a corner, but Starks slides under the bottom rope! Starks swings around the post to CLOBBER Hobbs! Fans fire up with Starks and Hobbs staggers up. Starks RAMS Hobbs into steel steps! Starks kisses the hand of the nice old lady up front, and then he drags Hobbs up. Starks puts Hobbs in, fans rally up, and Starks grins. Starks brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs Alabama Lifts for a REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Hobbs knows Starks’ neck is his weak spot! Hobbs then gets a table and puts it in the ring! Starks staggers to ropes while Hobbs picks the table up, to SLAM it on Ricky’s back! That’s different!

Jericho says Hobbs is also his Sports Entertainer of the Week, and Hobbs fetches chairs from under the ring. Fans rally for Starks while he stirs and Rampage goes picture in picture. Hobbs gets a chair and he JAMS Starks in the head with it! Hobbs grins as he goes looking for more things under the ring, and he brings out… Is that a silver chain? Hobbs storms up to Starks, kicks him down, and he punches Starks with the chain around his hand! Starks sputters and crawls away but Hobbs says he’s gonna hurt Starks! Hobbs sets up the table in a corner now, then fetches Starks. Hobbs brings the straps down before he stands on Starks’ head.

The ref can only check on Starks but Starks refuses to give up. Hobbs goes out to take Justin Roberts’s belt?! Hobbs brings that belt over to LASH Starks! Hobbs says he’s literally gonna whip Starks’ ass, and he LASHES Starks again! Starks hits Hobbs back and takes the belt to LASH Hobbs! And again! And again! Starks keeps after Hobbs as they get back in the ring, but Hobbs pops Starks up for a SPINEBUSTER! But Hobbs doesn’t cover? Well, Hobbs did say he wants to hurt Starks, so he doesn’t want this to end here. Hobbs wedges a chair into a corner, then he goes back for Starks. Hobbs JAMS Starks with another chair! And then SMACKS him with it!

Rampage Grand Slam returns to picture in picture one last time, and Hobbs wedges that other chair into another corner. Starks crawls but Hobbs drags him up. Hobbs scoops Starks, aims for a corner, and he RAMS Starks into the chair!! Hobbs grins as he goes corner to corner, but Starks slips off and RAMS Hobbs into the chair! Starks reels Hobbs in, uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT!! Starks hurries to cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and Starks is frustrated. Hobbs flounders, Starks gets a chair, but Hobbs LOW BLOWS Starks first! Fans boo as Starks falls over, but Hobbs takes that chair for his own.

Hobbs sits the chair up, and then sits another chair up so that they face each other. Hobbs drags Starks up and brings him over, SKY- NO! Starks slips off and LOW BLOWS Hobbs in return! Starks pushes Hobbs down, and he flips the chairs around to be back to back! Starks drags Hobbs up, poses, but Hobbs resists the lift! Hobbs back drops Starks onto the chairs!! Fans lose their minds as Starks writhes! Hobbs grabs one of the chairs, sets it down, then does the same with all the other chairs. Hobbs scoops Starks for an OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE onto the chairs!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Starks survives and shocks Hobbs!

Starks crawls to the ramp but Hobbs pursues. Starks kicks him low, throws body shots, but Hobbs DECKS Starks! Hobbs stalks Starks some more, but Starks ROCKS Hobbs with a haymaker! Hobbs shrugs it off to DECK Starks again. Hobbs tells the ref to shut up about the ring. Hobbs drags Starks up, but Starks dodges to ROCK Hobbs! And again! Starks staggers but he runs in, only for Hobbs to send the Spear into the tunnel’s frame! Wait, speaking of that frame, Hobbs RIPS an LED light bar off it! Hobbs has it like a steel pipe as he stalks Starks as Starks crawls back down the ramp. Hobbs tells Starks to get his ass up!

They both return to the ring, Hobbs takes aim, but Starks avoids the swing! Starks SPEARS Hobbs through the table!! Fans are thunderous and Starks has a wild look in his eyes! Starks stands up, he keeps Hobbs from picking up the light bar and snatches it away. He CRACKS Hobbs with it! Starks reels Hobbs in, underhooks the arms, lifts Hobbs up, ROSHAMBEAU!!! Cover, Starks wins!!!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

That was an ABSOLUTE battle! An absolute clinic in violence, too! Will Starks be able to finally leave his past behind him and head for a brighter future?


My Thoughts:

What an awesome Rampage! It does help that this was Grand Slam week and they had to make everything on here matter. Well, they almost made everything matter. Jade VS Diamante, for actually building it up in a consistent manner, was really short. And as if Jade wasn’t already Brock Lesnar-ing the women’s division, she uses an F5 to throw Diamante onto the apron. Trina turning on Diamante in the end was also messed up, but whatever. Hook & Bronson VS Menard & Parker was really fun stuff, and Bronson definitely has that pro-wrestler potential. He’s great on the mic, obviously, and he’s one sturdy, stocky guy. Naturally Hook & Bronson win here, who knows what’s next.

Great opener of the entire night from the House of Black VS Darby & Sting. Loved the surprise attack from Darby & Sting, loved the use of the whole ringside area, and what a great surprise that Muta showed up. Didn’t like Julia Hart not going through a table, she overdid the jump. Maybe they should’ve had two tables there, too, like when Sting took his insane bump. But in the end, the Faces winning made sense if it means this feud is ending. As for Buddy & Brody, while they’re both bigger names than Dark and Elevation, I feel like they need to spend time there to buff up their tag team record and get into contention so we can see them feud with the likes of FTR and The Acclaimed.

Very fun but obviously one-sided match from #WardJoe VS Sterling’s stable. Of course Wardlow & Joe won, but I was a little worried that Wardlow taking that tumble and tweaking his knee was part of why this was less a tag match and more just two singles matches happening at the same time. I also think that with Joe having beat Woods and Wardlow having beat Nese, they’ll trade and we’ll get Wardlow beating Woods in a title match while Joe beats Nese in another. We got amazing stuff out of Fenix VS JB, and what a great win for JB. But of course Christian Cage & Luchasaurus ruin the moment and beat JB up. JB is going to continue showing his toughness, and he’ll definitely get his match with Luchasaurus now.

Good promo from the JAS celebrating Jericho’s win and setting up an even bigger celebration for Wednesday. I have a feeling Garcia does want to bring up Jericho cheating again, as it relates to Garcia’s own identity crisis of pro-wrestler VS sports entertainer. And I also think the celebration segment will give Bryan Danielson an opening to challenge Jericho to their tiebreaker, with the ROH World Championship on the line. Hell, Kingston might even show up after how things went against Sammy. Great match, and Kingston wins, only to cost himself because he didn’t show mercy, and it’d be natural to set a rematch for like the Dynamite Anniversary or something.

AEW does a great job with Battle Royals, and they really upped things here. The massive brawl, the seemingly endless number of entries, and all the stories that can now stem from what we saw. #HardyParty reuniting was a great one, and they can now take on LFI/AFO and get into the trios division. For a moment, I thought Rush or some other Heel was going to win, but in the end, Hangman wins to keep him in the world title scene. I suppose that’s fine, but I don’t see Moxley losing the title in Cincinnati only a month after getting the belt back. So then why waste Hangman on that? Unless that’s exactly when MJF will strike, to best stick it to Moxley!

My Score: 8.8/10


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