Are forced signatures on a petition even legal?
Mark Sterling’s petty petition needs signatures, but will Tony Nese be able to squeeze Orange Cassidy into kicking Swerve out of AEW?
- Eddie Kingston VS Konosuke Takeshita; Eddie wins.
- Jonathan Gresham & Lee Moriarty VS The Gates of Agony w/ Tully Blanchard; The Gates of Agony win.
- Mercedes Martinez & Serena Deeb VS Kayla Sparks & Christina Marie; Martinez & Deeb win.
- Sign the Petition Match: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling; Cassidy wins and does NOT have to sign the petition.
PLAY BY PLAY
Eddie Kingston VS Konosuke Takeshita!
The Mad King wants to taste Chris Jericho’s blood, but especially after what the Jericho Appreciation Society did to Ruby Soho! For now, he’ll have to settle for facing the Future of DDT Pro. Will Eddie get plenty of blood, sweat and tears out of Konosuke? Or is the future now, at Eddie’s expense?
The bell rings, fans are fired up, and Eddie circles with Konosuke. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Konosuke uses leverage to push Eddie. Eddie pushes back, and fans fire up as the two break. They go again, Eddie headlocks for the takeover but Konosuke headscissors. Eddie gets free to headlock and takeover again. Konosuke headscissors again, but Eddie gets free again and huffs to a corner. Fans rally as the two reset, and Eddie calls for the test of strength. Konosuke accepts and they knuckle lock, and then they go shoulder to shoulder. Both men fight for control, and Eddie wrenches to WRING Konosuke and get the motorcycle stretch!
Konosuke fights up, fights to turn things around, but Eddie holds on. Konosuke keeps trying, turns it onto Eddie and fans fire up! Eddie scowls and fights to turn it back, but Konosuke holds tight. Eddie turns things around on Konosuke and fans cheer again. Konosuke backs Eddie into the ropes and Eddie lets go of Konosuke’s arms. Konosuke turns around slowly, and he throws a hard shot into the ribs! Konosuke whips, Eddie reverses and KNEES Konosuke against ropes, to then GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! The straps come down and we see the rib tape. Eddie grimaces and hobbles around to get Konosuke up for a CHOP!
Konosuke stays up and fires a forearm! Eddie CHOPS, Konosuke forearms, so Eddie pokes Konosuke in the eye! Eddie stands Konosuke in the corner for MACHINE GUN CHOPS! But Konosuke turns things around for MACHINE GUN FOREARMS! Eddie HEADBUTTS Konosuke down! Fans fire up and Eddie hobbles over to sit Konosuke up. Eddie clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Konosuke but Konosuk endures. Fans rally, Konosuke fights and gets the ROPEBREAK, and Eddie lets off quickly, though giving an elbow to the head as he does. The ref reprimands but Eddie stands Konosuke up again to CHOP against the ropes!
Eddie whips, Konosuke ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Eddie goes to a corner. Konosuke runs in to forearm smash! Then a whip, but Eddie reverses, only for Konosuke to LARIAT! And BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and Konosuke is surprised, but Konosuke gets Eddie up while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Eddie fights the lift, elbows free of the waistlock, but Konosuke fires off elbows of his own! Eddie SWATS Konosuke’s haymaker to SAIDO! Konosuke’s right up!? And he GERMAN SUPLEXES Eddie! But Eddie is right up to ENZIGURI! Konosuke SLIDING KNEES! Both men are down and a standing count starts. Fans rally up as the count reaches 5 of 10. Konosuke crawls to a cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie saves himself and Konosuke can’t believe it! Both men go to the apron, though, and fans fire up. Konosuke throws a forearm but Eddie gives it back as Rampage returns to single picture. Konosuke forearms, Eddie CHOPS!
Konosuke throws more forearms, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Eddie reels Konosuke in but Konosuke holds onto ropes. Konosuke elbows free, throws forearms, then turns Eddie around, APRON GERMAN SUPLEX! And Konosuke still holds on!? Konosuke drags Eddie from the apron, but Eddie grabs the apron skirt to resist! Eddie elbows free, but Konosuke comes back, into an EXPLODER to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, both men are still down at 5 of 10! And even 7! Kingston gets in at 8, Konosuke in at 9.5!! Fans fire up as both men stir!
Konosuke stands up first but Eddie follows. Konosuke and Eddie rush each other, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither man falls, so they DOUBLE LARIAT again! Konosuke ROCKS Eddie with a forearm, runs, but into a LARIAT!! Cover, ONE?!?! Eddie doesn’t bother being shocked, he just gets Konosuke up for a LIGER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Konosuke is still in this and fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie scowls and drags Konosuke up. Eddie takes a breath before he URA- NO, Konosuke blocks the backhand to fire forearms! Eddie eggs Konosuke on so Konosuke ROCKS him again and again and again! BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Konosuke can’t believe it but Eddie survives! Fans rally and Konosuke throws forearms. Eddie gives them back, they get faster and faster as they go back and forth. Eddie eggs Konosuke on again then starts throwing palm strikes! Konosuke gives boxing elbows at the same time and fans fire up for the fury! Konosuke gets the edge, ROCKS Eddie again, but Eddie SHOTEIS! Konosuke shakes his head and fires off forearms to the head and ribs! Eddie wobbles, leans against Konosuke, then wrenches to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Konosuke wobbles, into a HALF ‘N’ HALF! But he’s right back up to LARIAT!!
Eddie’s right back up! Konosuke ducks the Uraken to ROLLING ELBOW and whip! But Eddie dodges the jump knee to URAKEN! JUMP KNEE comes back! ANOTHER URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, and wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
Now that was a slug fest! The difference between winning and losing may have been just one strike, but Eddie comes out on top! Will Eddie be razor sharp when he finally gets his hands on Jericho 1v1?
Athena and Kris Statlander speak.
The Fallen Goddess starts with, “We are gathered here today in support of one TBS Champion, Jade Cargill.” The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien adds, “#ThatBitch. The problem is that you’re a coward.” Athena agrees, Jade is “so scared that you’re gonna lose that TBS Championship that you have denied yourself real competition.” Kris says she and Athena are literally right here. Kris has been here since the beginning, and has given so much to AEW. But that means nothing to Jade when “scouting opponents.” Athena says she has traveled the world, won championships almost everywhere she’s been, and yet Jade surrounds herself with morons.
Kris says Jade should let her and Athena “help” Jade, because they ain’t going anywhere until they get what they deserve: an opportunity at the TBS Championship. Athena and Kris have called out the undefeated 34-0 champion, but will they get a spot on #ThatBitchShow?
Jonathan Gresham & Lee Moriarty VS The Gates of Agony w/ Tully Blanchard!
The ROH World Champion promised the young and savvy Moriarty a shot at this title, but Tully barged in to say title matches have to be earned, not handed out. But will Tully Blanchard Enterprises’ clients earn themselves a part in the title scene? Or will the Octopus and #TYGASTYLE tear down the Gates of Agony and clear a path to Death Before Dishonor?
The teams sort out and Toa Liona CLOBBERS Gresham out of the ring! Kaun grabs Moriarty in a facelock as the bell rings, and then he whips to kitchen sink KNEE! And SENTON! Cover, ONE!! Kaun drags Moriarty up to CHOP him to the corner, then tags in Liona. They double whip, trip Moriarty up and CLOBBER him! Liona drags Moriarty up, DECKS him, then CHOKES him on the ropes! The ref counts, Liona lets off at 4, then he brings Moriarty up to tag in Kaun. They whip Moriarty again, CLOBBER him, and Kaun slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Kaun stays between Moriarty and Gresham, and he stomps and kicks away on Moriarty.
Fans rally and Moriarty gets up to ROCK Kaun with a forearm! And another, and another! Moriarty elbows Liona away, slides under Kaun and KANGAROO KICKS! Liona tags in as Moriarty crawls, but Tully distracts Gresham from the tag! Liona drags Moriarty away, hauls him up, and whips him to ropes to jumping SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Moriarty is still in this but Liona stares Gresham down while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Liona looms over Moriarty then clamps on a shoulder claw! Moriarty endures, Gresham coaches him up, and Moriarty stands, only for Liona to CLUB him on the back. And then GERMAN SUPLEX him to the corner! Tag to Kaun, they mug Moriarty and dig their knees in! The ref counts, the Gates let off at 4, and Kaun drags Moriarty up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaun stomps Moriarty, CLUBS him, and then RAMS him into the corner. Moriarty fires elbows but Lion tags in to then SLAP Moriarty! Liona runs in and back elbows Moriarty down! Tully talks smack on the fans and Liona KICKS Moriarty in the side.
Liona stands on Moriarty at the ropes, the ref counts, but Kaun CHOKES Moriarty behind his back! Kaun lets off and Liona drags Moriarty to center to CLUB him down. Liona clamps on an armlock, and a claw into Moriarty’s ribs! Moriarty endures, fights up, but Lona wrenches and wristlocks. Moriarty throws forearms but can’t get free as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Liona keeps on that arm. Moriarty fights up again to throw more forearms. Moriarty reaches out, ROCKS Liona, but Liona whips him away! Liona runs in but only gets buckles as Moriarty dodges! Kaun tags in, Moriarty pushes Liona out of the way and ducks Kaun to DROPKICK him out of the ring! Liona rushes back in but Moriarty dumps him out! Fans fire up as Moriarty crawls for the corner, hot tag to- WHAT?! Gresham pulls his hand away?! The Octopus doesn’t care about Moriarty as Kaun gets him up for a back suplex! But Moriarty lands on his feet and fires off forearms!
Fans fire up as Moriarty BOOTS Liona down! Gresham hugs Tully? Is he a member of Tully Blanchard Enterprises now?! Was this all a set-up!? Moriarty still fires off forearms on Kaun, then ducks to back suplex! Liona tags in and he DISCUS LARIATS Moriarty inside-out! And then feed to Kaun, GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, the Gates of Agony win!
Winners: The Gates of Agony, by pinfall
Liona and Kaun were fed Moriarty on a silver platter! Will the even stronger TBE take over ROH?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Takeshita, my back hurts, my ribs hurt, my neck hurts, you are the future. I respect you, I’ve been dying to get in there with you. I respect you. Tell Akiyama I said hello. But now, since beating such a young, hungry competitor, what pro-wrestling is all about, now I’ve earned the right to turn my attention to you, Chris. You and your group, what you did to Ruby, you understand how much you’re gonna pay for that?” They’re probably sitting there thinking that Eddie always says that, he says that and didn’t make Chris bleed so Eddie’s a liar.
“Chris, I’m gonna make you bleed because you made me a liar. Because of what you did to the Combat Club, what you did to PNP, what you did to my Ruby. That was only about me, but the bleeding’s not only about me. Each drop of blood is gonna be for them. And y’know what? I’m gonna get your blood, because I don’t like being a liar. I want barbed wire. I want barbed wire everywhere. Every drop of blood is a sin that you have committed, Chris. And that last drop before you pass out, that’s for my Ruby.” Will The Wizard be bled dry to satiate the Mad King’s anger?
Mercedes Martinez & Serena Deeb VS Kayla Sparks & Christina Marie!
The OG Badass is still ROH Women’s World Champion, and the tag team of her and the Professor of Pro-Wrestling is still undefeated! Will that tag win streak continue, even with Death Before Dishonor around the corner? Or will Deeb’s appetite for gold make her turn into the Wolf that she is?
The teams sort out and Deeb starts against Marie. Deeb dares Marie to bring it, and Marie rushes in, only for Deeb to get around and CLUB her down. Deeb then DECKS Sparks, and she wrangles Marie into a wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Deeb keeps on the arm, turns Marie over and STOMPS the arm! Deeb clinches, EuroUppers, and Marie goes to a corner. Deeb runs in to clothesline hard! Fans fire up as Deeb throws elbows, then Deeb brings Marie over. Deeb sweeps the legs and ROPE GUILLOTINES Marie! Sparks gets in but Deeb CLOBBERS her! Deeb tells Mercedes that she could learn something from Deeb.
But then Mercedes tags in! Deeb shouldn’t have gotten so close if she wanted to keep “teaching.” Deeb scowls but she BASEMENT UPPERCUTS Marie! Mercedes adds a SLIDING KNEE! Deeb drags Marie around by a leg, sits her up, and Mercedes runs to BOOT Marie back down! Fans fire up for the tense teamwork, and Mercedes hangs Marie out to dry! Marie flops back to the mat, Mercedes drags her around, and Mercedes runs the ropes. Deeb tags in before the BLINDSIDE FOREARM! Mercedes BOOTS Sparks, Deeb gets the legs and arm, SERENITY LOCK!! Marie taps, Deeb & Mercedes win!
Winners: Mercedes Martinez & Serena Deeb, by submission
Deeb holds on to punish Marie, and Mercedes keeps the ref from taking action. Mercedes gets Deeb off Marie herself and tells her the win is enough. Mercedes raises the belt up in the celebration, and Deeb CLOBBERS her! Deeb puts Mercedes in the SERENITY LOCK!! Mercedes is tapping!! Deeb lets go of Mercedes, having unleashed the Wolf of Wrestling! Will Deeb sink her teeth into the ROH Women’s World Championship soon enough?
Tony Schiavone interviews Tully Blanchard and Jonathan Gresham.
Schiavone asks why Gresham didn’t accept his partner, Moriarty’s tag in that match! Gresham says first off, Moriarty is NOT Gresham’s tag partner. Second of all, Gresham is THE FOUNDATION of ROH. He is the ROH World Champion! And yet, after signing his contract back in March, Gresham has sat at home this entire time! That is, until he got a phone call from Tully Blanchard. Tully laid out the plan and Gresham would’ve been a fool not to listen to him. Schiavone can see that, but he also informs us that Tony Khan has made it official: Gresham VS Moriarty for the ROH World Championship, next week on Rampage!
Tully says if you watched what he watched, then we can’t even be sure there’s enough left of Lee Moriarty to make it to that match. But we’ll all be there, because TBE is alive and well! Tully and Gresham shake hands again, will the Octopus strangle whatever is left of Moriarty in their ROH World Championship match?
Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers!
The World’s Strongest Man starts with Orange Cassidy, noting tonight is a very special stipulation. Mark Sterling speaks up to say, “That’s right! Stipulations, we’ve got a big one. This is The People Against Swerve Strickland petition, or as I like to call it, ‘The PASS,’ to get him removed from the AEW roster.” If Tony Nese wins, then Mr. Cassidy must sign it. OBJECTION! Danhausen steps in, Very Nice, Very Evil, and fixing his tie. In this interview of Mr. Cassidy, you will direct all questions to Danhausen to forward on to his client, if he chooses to hear it. Cassidy says fine, he doesn’t care.
Sterling says that is the problem! But Nese speaks up to say the real problem is Cassidy doesn’t take anything seriously. But here’s something serious: not signing the petition is the biggest mistake Cassidy will make in his life. Mark Henry says there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will the Premier Athlete get a freshly squeezed signature out of Cassidy? Or will Cassidy pass on the PASS?
Backstage interview with Lee Moriarty & Matt Sydal.
Lexi Nair says after what we just saw, Gresham’s actions were rather shocking. Sydal says yes, Gresham’s actions were downright disrespectful to Moriarty! They were dishonorable, from the man who comes from a lineage of honor, so it is quite shocking. Gresham shook Sydal’s hand earlier today with this grand plan in place to screw Moriarty over. But guess what? There are repercussions! Tony Khan made the match for the title, and that’ll be Friday on Rampage as part of Fyter Fest! Moriarty says it will be a FIGHT, where he takes that ROH World Championship. Will #TYGASTYLE tear into the Foundation and bring Gresham crumbling down?
Sign the Petition Match: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling!
Whatever the legality of a compelled signature on a petition, “Smart Mark” and the Premier Athlete vow they will get what they want or make Freshly Squeezed pay for opposing them. Will Nese & Sterling get their way? Or will this petty petition be shoved where the sun don’t shine?
The bell rings and even though this is Rochester, New York, fans cheer for Cassidy and not the New Yorker in Nese. Cassidy puts his hands up, but Nese rushes in. Cassidy dodges, gets space, but Nese is annoyed already. Cassidy and Nese circle, Cassidy puts his hands up, but Nese rushes in again! Cassidy hurdles over Nese, Nese reels Cassidy into a headlock and takeover, and then he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy fights up, powers out and things speed up. Nese runs Cassidy over! Sterling fires up but Cassidy raises his hands! Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Nese runs in but Cassidy avoids the leg drop! And the next leg drop!
Cassidy bails out and Nese is furious but the fans fire up. Nese runs and slides but Cassidy dodges and gets in the ring. Cassidy builds speed, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then SHOTGUNS Nese down! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up! Nese bails out again and Sterling fans him off. Cassidy stomps and fans rally up. Cassidy builds speed, Nese slides in and CLOBBERS Cassidy! Sterling cheers but he’s the only one. Nese mocks Cassidy’s pockets and he drags Cassidy up. Cassidy rolls Nese up, ONE, but Cassidy backslides! ONE, but Cassidy reels Nese into a full nelson then snapmare, and a thumbs up! Fans fire up and Cassidy ghost pins, TWO!
Nese gets to a corner, Cassidy runs in corner to corner but is put on the apron. Cassidy ducks the haymaker to bump Nese off buckles, then he goes up. Nese SHORYUKENS! Cassidy is stuck up top, Nese KICKS him into the fireman’s carry and GUT BUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO! Nese is frustrated but he drags Cassidy up and throws him out hard. Nese distracts the referee and Sterling, like Dan Lambert not too long ago, mocks Cassidy’s slow kicks. But then Sterling stomps Cassidy in normal speed! The fans boo and Danhausen rushes in to run Sterling off. Nese goes out to fetch Cassidy while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Nese drags Cassidy up to CHOP, then he puts Cassidy in. Fans rally, Nese stalks Cassidy and warns Danhausen to stay back. Nese whips Cassidy corner to corner hard and Cassidy bounces off buckles. Cassidy writhes on the mat while Nese flexes. Nese stomps Cassidy at the ropes, then backs off to argue with the ref. Danhausen coaches Cassidy up, but Nese storms over. Danhausen tells Nese he better stay back or get cursed! And/or sued, Danhausen does have legal forms in his jacket pocket. Nese stands Cassidy up to ROCK him! And then he pulls hair, only for the ref to reprimand. Nese suplexes Cassidy but Cassidy fights it off!
Cassidy goes to suplex Nese! Nese fights that off, and throws knees low! Cassidy shoulders into Nese then slingshots up and over to sunset flip! Nese holds the ropes to resist, the ref counts, but Nese gets both hands on the ropes to stand up and KICK Cassidy down! Nese then PREMIER MOONSAULTS and FLOPS as Cassidy moves! Both men are down and stirring while fans rally up. Cassidy and Nese slowly rise as the standing count climbs, and are up at 4 of 10. Nese THROAT CHOPS Cassidy! The ref reprimands but the damage is done. Nese stands Cassidy up to run and HOTSHOT BULLDOG! Now PREMIER MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!!
Nese drags Cassidy into the body scissors! Cassidy endures as Nese puts on the squeeze, and he pries at the hold. Rampage returns to single picture as Cassidy pries the legs open, but Nese rains down fists! Nese then puts the body scissor on even tighter! Fans rally, Cassidy still endures, and Cassidy kicks around to get free! Nese drags Cassidy up to ROCK him with a forearm! Nese whips corner to corner hard and Cassidy bounces off buckles again. Fans rally for Cassidy but Nese stands Cassidy up. Nese whips corner to corner again, but Cassidy goes up and out then slingshots around Nese! Cassidy keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but no DDT!
Nese hits a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Cassidy escapes and Nese is seething. Cassidy goes to a corner, Nese runs in but Cassidy BOOTS! Cassidy bots but Nese blocks to CLUB the leg and fire off haymakers! The ref backs Nese off, but fans rally up more. Nese drags Cassidy up to the top rope and ROCKS him with a haymaker. Nese climbs up after Cassidy but Cassidy blocks the suplex! Nese CLUBS away on Cassidy, brings him up again, but Cassidy ROCKS Nese back! Nese and Cassidy brawl up top! Fans fire up as the fists fly, and DOUBLE HAYMAKERS send Nese down and has Cassidy flop on the corner!
Fans fire up and Sterling gets up to bark at Cassidy! Danhausen yanks Sterling down! And… NO, no Curse as Nese WRECKS Danhausen with the dropkick! Sterling laughs at Danhausen but Nese turns around into a CROSSBODY! Cassidy keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges, TILT-O- NO! Nese blocks and suplexes, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Nese survives the sudden turnaround and Sterling freaks out. Cassidy gets to a corner and fans fire up. Cassidy runs in, but Nese goes Matrix to dodge! Mule kick, knee lift and SUPERKICK! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! SOBAT from Nese and he covers, TWO!!!
Nese can’t believe it but the fans are thunderous! Fans rally as hard as they can for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Nese hauls Cassidy up. Pump handle and hook, but Cassidy slips out of the scoop to TORNADO DDT! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls to DDT again!! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy goes up a corner, for DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO!!?! Nese survives three different DDTs and Sterling is able to breathe again. Cassidy hurries to throw off that elbow pad and the fans are fired up! Sterling is on the apron again but Cassidy walks over his way. Cassidy gives him those shin kicks! Sterling claims he’s in pain! Is he planning a frivolous assault suit next?
Nese turns Cassidy around to pump handle and hook, for the PREMIER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Nese is stunned! Cassidy flounders into the corner, “This is Awesome!” Nese brings down his kneepad and runs side to side, but only into buckles! Cassidy gets away and Nese clutches his knee. The ref checks on him, and Sterling gets in with the clipboard! But Danhausen is back! He snatches the clipboard, and LOW BLOWS Sterling! Danhausen sends Sterling out, Nese hobbles and gets CURSED! Nese swings on Danhausen, but the ORANGE PUNCH hits!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (does NOT have to sign the petition)
Now that’s how you fight coercion! No one has to sign Sterling’s dumbass PASS, will Cassidy be heading for far more important things this Summer?
A great episode for Rampage that really sets up quite a bit for the two week Fyter Fest AEW has planned for this year. Eddie VS Konosuke was an awesome opener, but I figured Eddie would win this one. He has great momentum and gave a great promo going into his newest match with Chris Jericho. A Barbed Wire Deathmatch between those two is going to be awesome, and I would hope that after the promo we got, Eddie wins this one for all of his friends, especially for Ruby, and then he can move on from the Jericho Appreciation Society. We got a very good promo from Athena and Kris to throw things back at Jade, and I would hope Fyter Fest gives us one of them against Jade for the title.
That tag match out of Gresham, Moriarty and the Gates of Agony was a decent match but a great swerve! Gresham turning out to be the fourth client of Tully Blanchard was brilliant, because this is the Gresham I remember the last time I watched ROH. We also got a good promo from Sydal and Moriarty, Gresham VS Moriarty for the ROH World Championship is going to have great heat, but I would think Gresham retains. We got a very good tag squash from Deeb and Mercedes, but I just knew this was going to turn into Deeb turning on Mercedes. That will be the ROH Women’s World Championship match for sure, and I would think at Death Before Dishonor to fill that card out.
And we got a good main event interview and main event match. Danhausen was hilarious as the lawyer again, and of course he helps counter Sterling trying to screw Cassidy over. Cassidy wins, and if this is anything like Wardlow busting through Sterling’s silly lawsuit to go onto a title match, Cassidy should definitely get a title match after this. As I’ve been saying, I would love to revisit Cassidy VS Pac, they’d make for a great first defense of Pac’s All-Atlantic Championship, and Pac can retain without Cassidy being hurt too much.
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (10/4/22)
It’s Dark before the Anniversary!
Dark paves the way to the Dynamite Anniversary!
AEW is about to celebrate Dynamite’s Anniversary, but there’s plenty of action in the Dark! Will Dante Martin & Matt Sydal outwork the Workhorsemen?
- Marina Shafir VS Sio Nieves; Shafir wins.
- Ari Daivari w/ The Trustbusters VS AR Fox; Daivari wins.
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/Mark Sterling VS Rohit Raju & Invictus Khash; Nese & Woods win.
- Abadon VS Freya States; Abadon wins.
- Slim J w/ The Trustbusters VS Blake Christian; Slim J wins.
- Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi w/ Peter Avalon VS Eli Isom & Chris Farrow; Nemeth & Bononi win.
- Parker Boudreaux w/ The Trustbusters VS Terry Kid; Boudreaux wins.
- Skye Blue VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Skye wins.
- The Iron Savages w/ JT Davidson VS Gus De La Vega & Levy Valenzuela; The Iron Savages win.
- Dante Martin & Matt Sydal VS The Workhorsemen; Dante & Sydal win.
Good line-up here. I feel like the Trustbusters are gonna sweep the night because they’ll all be supporting each other with Heel tactics. Honestly, I feel Blake Christian and AR Fox would each win their match-ups if they didn’t have to worry about outside distractions. Good to see the former Bear Country, now Iron Savages, Boulder & Bronson, back in action. They’ll definitely get a good return win. And Dante & Sydal VS JD Drake & Anthony Henry is a great tag match, and I would think Dante & Sydal win that.
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (10/3/22)
Philly gets Elevated!
The Peacock and his Boys defends their gold!
AEW Dark: Elevation features the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions! But will Dalton Castle & The Tate Twins still reign in Philadelphia?
- Skye Blue VS Trish Adora; Skye wins.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tracy Williams; Cage wins.
- Lance Archer VS Cheeseburger; Archer wins.
- Abadon VS Abby Jane; Abadon wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear; Castle & The Boys win and retain the titles.
- Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Gia Scott & Leon St. Giovanni; Kip & Penelope win.
- The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Deppen & Dante Martin; The Lucha Brothers win.
- 8 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; Best Friends win.
A really good line-up here, with the big attraction being Dalton & The Boys taking on Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder, aka Primal Fear. That’ll be a solid match that I will cover, but I don’t see the champions losing the titles. Good to see Cheeseburger but he’s gonna get eaten alive by Archer. And I like that we’re getting a full faction showdown of Best Friends VS The Factory. That’ll be a big win for Best Friends and they’ll have momentum going after Death Triangle for that feud.
PLAY BY PLAY
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear!
The Peacock and the Tate Twins continue their reign as ROH’s trios champions, and now they defend these titles in the City of Brotherly Love! Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder are all hungry for the gold, but will they be the ones to fear Castle & The Boys?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised while The Boys help Castle with his robe and pants, and it is time to shine with gold in the Dark!
The trios sort out and Castle is all fired up as he starts against Soriano. They get in each other’s face, Castle gives a chest bump, so Soriano CHOPS him! Castle gets fanned off by the twins, then he comes back to circle with Soriano. Castle trips Soriano, rolls him with a leg, high stacks, TWO! Castle shoots in to waistlock and SLAMS Soriano down! Fans fire up, Castle waistlocks to roll Soriano around and throw down elbows. Castle gut wrenches, tag to Brendan, and he tags Brent. The Boys double whip Castle in to SPLASH Soriano at the corner, and then he feeds Soriano to a DOUBLE HIP TOSS!
The Boys roll Soriano back for Castle to shove forward into DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Brent covers, TWO! Brent drags Soriano up but he shoves Brent away to tag Hodder. Hodder runs in but Brent dodges to arm-drag him! Brent rushes in but Hodder kicks him low. Tag to Omen, they go after Brent but he fights back. That’s still 2v1 and they overwhelm him. They double whip, Brent ducks under but runs into a double TOSS right into the ropes! Soriano tags in and traps Brent, then Omen & Hodder run to the corners. They go up, out and Soriano runs, Primal Fear TRIPLE BOOTS Brent! Soriano covers, TWO!
Soriano drags Brent up, bumps him off buckles, but Brent elbows back. Brent hurries but Soriano reels him in. Brent lands out of the back suplex to hot tag Castle! Fans fire up with The Peacock as he rallies on Primal Fear! Castle gets around Soriano to Gotch lift OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Hodder runs in, into an EXPLODER! Omen returns, Castle dodges, blocks the boot and SAIDOS! Primal Fear regroups outside as fans fire up. “Bring me a Boy!” Brent runs in, Castle aims him and THROWS him at Omen! Then Castle has Brendan and THROWS him at Soriano! Brent returns, and Castle THROWS him at Hodder! And then he THROWS Brendan at Omen!
Brent’s back again, so Castle THROWS him at Soriano! Brendan is back, Castle THROWS him at Hodder! Fans fire up as Castle and the Boys regroup, DOUBLE BOY TOSS at Soriano! The Boys then send Soriano in for the Alabama Lift, and BANGARANG!! Cover, Castle & The Boys win!
Winners: Dalton Castle & The Boys, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
There was no fear in The Peacock and his trusted twins, they took down Primal Fear with ease! Will they find bigger, stronger competition as they stick around AEW?
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