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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (7/7/22)

UK’s gonna bash it up!

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Will someone get lucky on the seventh of the seventh?

It’s 7/7, and while Trent Seven and Kenny Williams are here, will Xia & Eliza be needing some luck facing Sarray and the NXT UK Women’s Champion, Meiko Satomura?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kenny Williams VS Tiger Turan; Tiger Turan wins.
  • Primate VS Josh Morrell; Morrell wins.
  • Trent Seven VS Tate Mayfairs; Seven wins.
  • Meiko Satomura & Sarray VS Xia Brookside & Eliza Alexander; Satomura & Sarray win.

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Kenny Williams VS Tiger Turan!

The Scum of the Earth has been driven up a wall by the Himalayan luchador, but Kenny thinks he’s cracked the case! Is “The Masked Bozo” really Amir Jordan in disguise, looking for revenge? Or is Kenny Cockroach wrong about the Bhangra Badboy being back in NXT UK?

Kenny rushes Tiger the moment he’s in the ring! Tiger dodges, the bell rings and Tiger eggs Kenny on. Kenny and Tiger circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Tiger throws Kenny down, then blocks his kick to roll him up, TWO! Kenny rushes in again but Tiger dodges to arm-drag Kenny around. Fans rally, Kenny fights up but Tiger wrenches and wristlocks. Kenny reaches for ropes but Tiger keeps him from them with a YANK of the arm. Kenny hooks Tiger but Tiger wrenches back. Tiger CHOPS Kenny, ROCKS him, then whips. Kenny reverses and reels Tiger in for a headlock. Tiger powers up and out to then get a headlock on Kenny.

Kenny powers out, Tiger runs him over, and things speed up. Tiger handsprings over to arm-drag Kenny down. Tiger has the arm and grinds the shoulder. Kenny fights up, hooks the ropes, and the ref calls the break. Tiger lets off, ducks the cheap shot and dropkicks Kenny down! Kenny is furious and kicks the barrier. Fans taunt Kenny and he gets back on the apron. The ref keeps Tiger back, but Kenny SLAPS Tiger! Kenny springboards, into a body shot! Fans fire up, Kenny backs away but Tiger stomps him down. Tiger whips, Kenny reverses but Tiger goes up to headstand on the corner.

Kenny rushes in again, but Tiger goes to the apron to ENZIGURI Kenny away. Tiger slingshots and somersaults to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Kenny flounders away but fans rally up. Tiger bumps Kenny off buckles, reels Kenny in and whips, but Kenny reverses again. Tiger goes up, leaps over Kenny, but Kenny comes back to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Kenny grins and says “His name is Amir Jordan.” HIP DROP! Tiger writhes, and Kenny is after his mask! Kenny clubs Tiger with crossface forearms, then hits another HIP DROP! Fans boo but Kenny says Amir will pay! Tiger throws body shots but Kenny knees low.

Kenny snap suplexes then floats to a cover, TWO! Kenny mocks Tiger then drags him around to scrape the soles off his mask! Kenny then stands on Tiger’s shoulders to have a deep neck wrench! Kenny wants after the mask, too, but Tiger fights back! Kenny shifts to a chinlock but fans rally. Tiger stands up, Kenny knees low, but Tiger cradle counters! TWO, and Kenny ducks to back suplex. Tiger sunset flips out of it, TWO! Tiger blocks a punch to ROCK Kenny! He blocks a kick to CHOP Kenny! Tiger whips, CLOBBERS Kenny, and CLOBBERS him again! Fans fire up as Tiger scoops Kenny for a GUT WRENCH SLAM!

Kenny goes to a corner, Tiger runs in to SPLASH! Tiger pushes Kenny down then goes up the corner to missile dropkick! And kip up! Fans fire up with Tiger and he aims from the corner. Kenny scurries out of the ring, but Tiger DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and Tiger puts Kenny in the ring. Tiger climbs up, SWANTON BOMB onto knees! Kenny gets a ghost pin, TWO!! Tiger escapes but Kenny is seething! PENALTY KICK! Kenny grins and says he finally has Amir where he wants him. Kenny says he can take the silly mask. But Tiger drags Kenny into a cradle! TIGER WINS!

Winner: Tiger Turan, by pinfall

Kenny let his obsession get the better of him! And he CLOBBERS Tiger from behind! Kenny punches away on Tiger’s head then CLOBBERS him! Fans boo but Kenny says this isn’t done until he’s proven this is Amir! BAD LUCK DRIVER!! And then Kenny grabs at the mask! HE SNATCHES IT AWAY! But wait! He had a second mask underneath! Tiger Turan came prepared, but Kenny wants to expose him! Security and referees stop Kenny, but Kenny says this just proves it! He knows it’s Amir, he just knows it! Kenny goes to leave, but then rushes back in! The refs drag Kenny away and Tiger shakes his finger. Will Kenny find himself feeling like Kevin Owens over this?

 

NXT UK shares exclusive footage from last week.

After the fiasco with Trent Seven running down fans, then physically assaulting one, security and Sid Scala are reprimanding him. The chief of security calls Seven a disgrace! Seven says what’s a disgrace is the security team letting a fan jump the barriers to get near him! Seven was told to leave the building, and as he exits, Sam Gradwell walks over. The Thunderstorm admits he’s done some horrible things, and he’s known horrible men. But to do what he did to Tyler Bate, Trent Seven might be “the absolute worst.” Yeah, well, Gradwell is a nobody.

Seven storms off saying no one should ever be allowed near him, and that WWE needs to do a better job protecting their superstars. But will anything protect Seven from what the rest of the roster wants to do to him?

 

NXT UK Media catches up with Oliver Carter.

He’s working out in the Performance Center, but then Charlie Dempsey helps him out? No one asked him to do that. But then the rest of Die Familie walks in. Teoman still wants an answer. Is Oliver with them? Or against them? How about this: Why should he join a crew where one guy pokes his eye, and the other two can’t even say the name right? Rohan Raja says Oliver has nothing! Ashton Smith is gone, and so are the NXT UK Tag Team Championships. Dempsey says if not for Ashton, Oliver might still be champion in this company. Okay, okay, guys, calm down. Don’t bring up Ashton. He’s not here, and Oliver won’t let them talk about him behind his back.

But how about this for an answer? Oliver can show Teoman, Raja and Dempsey up! Is that so? Then Raja VS Oliver 1v1, and Raja will crush him! Teoman says no, he will take responsibility. The Babo vows to hurt Oliver. Die Familie leaves, but Oliver just gets back to his workout. Will the Hottest Superstar Under the Sun be ready to shine all on his own?

 

Primate VS Josh Morrell!

Eddie Dennis was kicked out of his own pack, and now Symbiosis is running wild on its own! Will the gorilla grind #TurboTerry into dust? Or will this get bananas and give Morrell his first win in NXT UK?

The bell rings and Primate ties up with Morrell. They go around, Primate puts Morrell in the ring and Primate gets in his face, “What’re you doing here?!” The ref counts, Primate lets off, but Morrell dodges the haymaker. Morrell headlocks, Primate back suplexes, but Morrell lands on his feet! Morrell wrenches Primate’s arm, and again, but Primate torture racks! Primate tosses Morrell, but he again lands on his feet! Morrell reels Primate in to roll him up, TWO! Primate gets up but runs into a hip toss! Primate is furious as he gets up again, but he resets with Morrell. They circle, fans rally, and the two knuckle lock.

Primate RAMS Morrell down but Morrell bridges to get back up! Morrell starts bending Primate back, and has him down! Cover, TWO as Primate bridges. Morrell jumps on but Primate stays up! Primate then gets up to monkey flip Morrell, but he lands on his feet again! Morrell fires off forearms, runs in, but Primate tosses him up to the corner! Morrell lands on his feet again, safe on the second rope, but Primate goes up to SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Primate aims from the corner. Morrell flounders up and Primate runs in to clothesline! Primate CLUBS Morrell down, then hauls him up to whip. BIG back drop! Cover, TWO!

Primate is furious but fans rally up. Primate shakes his head, drags Morrell up, and he whips him to a corner. Primate runs in but Morrell dodges! Morrell comes back to fire off forearms and body shots! Primate shoves Morrell to ropes then runs in, only for Morrell to dump him out! Fans rally up and Morrell builds speed to FLY! FOSBURY FLOP and it’s a hit! Fans fire up and Morrell puts Primate in. Morrell goes up a corner, leaps, 450 but he has to bail out! Primate CLOBBERS Morrell, then drags him up to whip and POP-UP, but Morrell fights free! Primate clotheslines Morrel to the apron!

Primate runs in again but into a shoulder! Morrell slingshots to SUNSET BOMB! Cover, MORRELL WINS!!

Winner: Josh Morrell, by pinfall

Incredible! Turbo Terry finally gets himself a W, and fans chant “You Deserve It!” Will this be the first of many successes for Morrell? As for Primate, is he finding that his brawn is not enough on its own?

 

Blair Davenport arrives.

NXT UK Media asks her how it feels to be back in NXT UK. Well, not much has changed, because reporters are still asking her the same “riveting” questions. But then Amale walks over and says she’s been looking for Blair. Blair mentioned something about “crushing hope” last week. That better not have been about her. Oh, Amale, that was just Blair letting everyone know that whatever plans or hopes the others may have, will soon change. And by the way, step to Blair again and Amale will have no hope. Stevie Turner walks over to make sure Amale got the word play that time. Amale tells Stevie to shut up!

If this is funny to her, Stevie can get her ass kicked and we’ll see who is laughing. And maybe Blair will take notice, too. Stevie says that was rude. But will the Fourth Dimensional Superstar find she’s the one with no hope when the French Hope makes an example of her?

 

Ilja Dragunov speaks.

“A-Kid: technical brilliance. Rampage Brown: a force of nature. Roderick Strong: stamina. The Irish Ace: ability and arrogance. All these opponents were chapters in a book that I call my reign as the NXT UK Champion. But for someone who calls himself Unbesiegbar, I need to be constantly looking out for new challengers. And there is someone I have never fought before: Wolfgang. A man of integrity, one of the Founding Fathers of NXT UK. When I look him in the eyes, I see a lion. I see a lion who has been guarding this brand for so many years. And we all know that there’s only one person who is courageous enough to ask to step into the lion’s den. Long Live the Czar.”

 

Trent Seven VS Tate Mayfairs!

The selfish and treacherous silver fox claims HE is British Strong Style after what he did to the “Little Weak Boy.” But will Seven have to retract his statements after facing The Greatest Pro-Wrestler Alive? Or will Seven only double down on everything he’s said and done since he betrayed Tyler Bate and the fans?

The bell rings and Seven doesn’t seem to take Tate seriously. Seven takes his time with his coat and his scarf, and then ties up, only to kick Tate low! And CLUB him down! Seven sits Tate up to CHOP him, then snapmares Tate to KICK him. And CHOP him on the back! Fans boo but Seven looms over Tate. Seven whips Tate hard into the ropes! Tate flounders and sputters but Seven CHOPS him out of the ring! Seven goes out after Tate and fans taunt him, but Seven CHOPS Tate against barriers. Seven puts Tate in, but Tate fires body shots! Seven feints chop to DDT Tate down! “How dare you!”

Seven huffs and puffs as he looms over Tate. Seven gives Tate toying kicks, then CHOPS him on the back again! Fans rally for Tate but Seven whips Tate corner to corner hard! Tate tumbles off the buckles and Seven mocks fans for wanting Tyler back. CHOP!! Cover, TWO!! Tate is still in this and Seven is actually surprised. Seven talks more trash, drags Tate up and wrenches to CHOP him down again. Seven stands Tate up again to CHOP back down, and he mocks Tate’s pain. Seven drags Tate up while fans chant “YOU STILL SUCK!” Seven says he is the Savior of British Sports, but Tate throws JABS!

Tate bobs ‘n’ weaves as Seven swings punches, and Tate steps up to ELBOW! And CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Tate gets up, into the BACKHAND! SEVEN STAR LARIAT! Cover, Seven wins!

Winner: Trent Seven, by pinfall

Fans boo but Seven doesn’t care because he won. And then he stomps away on Tate for giving him a hard fight! Seven puts on a MODIFIED FIGURE FOUR! Tate taps but Seven won’t let off, until GRADWELL rushes out! Fans cheer for the Thunderstorm, who dares Seven to fight him! Seven leaves, telling Gradwell to jog on. Will Seven be able to avoid this fight on his way to the top?

 

NXT UK hears from Noam Dar and Mark Coffey.

“I sit here today, a victim. A victim of my own success. I’ve cleaned out the entire Heritage Cup Division. I really am the best at this! Mark Coffey. You lucky, lucky boy.” Mark knows he has another shot at the cup, and it won’t be the way it was. Joe Coffey won’t be telling Mark how to fight, and no Sha Samuels for Dar when the going gets tough. There will be no chaos to derail Mark. Dar says Mark’s feeling the pressure, but Mark says the pressure isn’t on him, it’s on Dar. Dar says this is Mark’s moment. But for “the best Heritage Cup Champion of all time,” it’ll be just another Thursday.

Mark knows that for him, this is about winning the cup. And for Dar, it’ll be about losing everything. Dar knows there’s levels to this. He’s the tippy top. Mark says he won’t be the only winner. He saw Sha taking those bets from all around the Performance Center, and BT Sports Studio. That 100 to 1 odds, Sha is writing checks that Dar’s ass can’t cash. The whole ROSTER is backing Mark! Sha is going to owe a lot of people a lot of money. Dar actually thanks those betting on Mark. It means all their hard earned cash is going to the Supernova 11 Retirement Fund.

Mark says that for too long, Gallus has been on the backburner. For too long, Gallus has not been on top! This is still THEIR kingdom! Dar says he’s sending Mark to another dimension. “Check please!” Will Dar retire on top? Or will Mark make it rain for Gallus as he finally reigns as the NEW Heritage Cup Champion?

 

Meiko Satomura & Sarray VS Xia Brookside & Eliza Alexander!

The Final Boss didn’t take kindly to how the Warrior of the Sun was being treated by the Spoiled Brat and #LizzieEvo. The NXT UK Women’s Champion joins forces with her Joshi junior, will they show Xia & Eliza who runs things around here? Or will Xia & Eliza be able to “bash it up” in the main event?

The teams sort out and Xia starts against Sarray. Fans rally and the two circle. They tie up, Xia puts Sarray on ropes but lets off. The ref reprimands but Xia eggs Sarray on. Sarray and Xia reset, tie up, and Sarray wrenches to wristlock. Xia drops to a knee, pulls at Sarray’s hair, but rolls and kips up to wrench back. Xia grins as she YANKS the arm. Xia wristlocks but Sarray handsprings and wrenches back! Sarray stomps Xia down, has the wristlock, but Xia fights up. Xia uses ropes to flip through, wrench and headlock to the takeover! Xia thrashes Sarray but Sarray headscissors! Sarray holds tight and fans fire up!

Xia kicks and flails, moves around, and she headstands to pop free. Xia PENALTY KCIKS then does her shimmy dance. Fans chant “YOU STILL SUCK!” but Xia whips Sarray into the corner. Tag to Eliza and the mean girls mug Sarray. Eliza CLUBS Sarray but Sarray kicks Eliza! Eliza blocks a kick to ROCK Sarray with forearms. Eliza brings Sarray out but Sarray ROCKS her back! Eliza throws Sarray by her hair! Cover, TWO as Sarray goes Matrix! SHOTGUN! Fans fire up and Sarray tags Meiko! Meiko fires off forearms, blocks Eliza’s and wrenches to wristlock! Meiko KICKS, wrenches and SWEEPS! KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO!

But Meiko has Eliza with a headscissor! Xia coaches Eliza and she finds her way to the ROPEBREAK! Meiko lets off, whips Eliza to ropes, and KICKS her down! Tag to Sarray and she helps Meiko DOUBLE BULLDOG! Xia complains but Sarray whips Eliza to ropes. Xia grabs onto Eliza to block! The ref reprimands, Xia lets go and Sarray whips, only for Eliza to reverse it and CLOBBER Sarray! Xia cheers but she’s the only one. Eliza stomps Sarray, drags her over and tags Xia in. They mug Sarray, Xia CLUBS Sarray to ropes, and then Xia CHOKES Sarray on the ropes. The ref counts, Xia lets off at 4, then she runs in to DOUBLE KNEE!

Xia grins as she stomps Xia down then stomps on Sarray at the ropes. Fans boo but Xia lets off at 4. Cover, TWO! Xia clamps onto Sarray and CLUBS her down. Xia drags Sarray over, tags in Eliza, and Xia bumps Sarray off Eliza’s boot. Eliza CLUBS Sarray, taunts Meiko, then runs corner to corner to UPPERCUT Sarray down! Fans still rally but Xia mocks Sarray as Eliza hits a snap suplex. Eliza paces around, wrenches Sarray’s hair, then hits a BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up but Eliza keeps on Sarray by her hair. Eliza drags Sarray into a Camel Clutch! The ref reprimands the hair pulling but Eliza keeps on the hold.

Sarray endures, fans rally up, and Sarray powers her way to a cover, TWO! Sarray hurries for her corner but Eliza DECKS Meiko first! Eliza headlocks Sarray, but Sarray slips to a waistlock. Eliza switches but Sarray wheelbarrows for STOMP 182! Hot tag to Meiko! Fans fire up as Meiko KICKS Eliza around! Meiko drags Eliza up for a BLUNT DDT! And then a HANDSPRING KICK! Fans fire up, Meiko DECKS Xia, then she hauls Eliza over to drop an elbow! Eliza is in a drop zone, Meiko goes up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, Xia breaks it! Fans boo as Xia drags Eliza to her corner! Xia tags in then SLIDING KICKS Meiko!

Xia rains down fists on Meiko, then runs, into a ROUNDHOUSE! SHOTEI! Tag to Sarray and Meiko whips Xia to a corner! Meiko runs in and hits a forearm smash! Sarray runs in, but Eliza yanks Xia out of the way! Sarray hits buckles and the ref reprimands. Xia CLUBS Sarray, brings her around and rags Eliza. BROKEN SWINGS into a BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, Meiko breaks it! Xia runs in to hit a NECKBREAKER! Eliza drags Sarray over, tag to Xia, and they mug Sarray more. Xia brings Sarray around, and whips her into the ropes! Sarray is stuck, Xia SLAPS Meiko! Eliza goes for a cheap shot but Sarray sweeps the legs!

Sarray drop toeholds Xia into ropes, then runs side to side! Meiko tags in before the SOLAR FLARE DROPKICK! Xia flounders as Sarray puts her in, and Meiko hits the SOBAT, to SCORPIO RISING! Cover, Joshi Strong Style wins!

Winners: Meiko Satomura & Sarray, by pinfall

The mean girls got pummeled and it’s the NXT UK Women’s Champion who stands tall with her fellow Joshi superstar! There is great respect between them, but will we see a great title match between them?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of NXT UK, with great stuff set up for the next few weeks. Kenny VS Tiger was a great opener, and it went almost how I expected. Tiger won the match but Kenny took his mask away, except they are keeping us guessing by having that secondary mask on underneath. I can’t be sure what this means for the story but it is a clever way to keep this going before revealing the true identity of Tiger Turan. Of course we got another promo from Oliver Carter and Die Familie, and of course it leads to a match. I just expected that Oliver would start with one of the sidekicks, but he’s getting the leader, Teoman, right away. If this were Raja, I bet Oliver would win, but I can’t be sure with it being Teoman.

Primate VS Morrell was great stuff, especially with Morrell winning. It’s two birds with one stone, Morrell finally getting his win in NXT UK and how this could get him going, and that Primate could be having a “crisis of confidence” now that he’s all on his own. He was with Wild Boar, but then he went right into Symbiosis, so Primate could try to find himself. Personally, I wish he and Wild Boar would be The Hunt again, that team-up only ended because Wild Boar got hurt. We got a pretty good promo segment out of Blair, Amale and Stevie to set up the Blair VS Amale feud, but Stevie loves stirring up trouble, so she’s gonna get beat as Amale tunes up for Blair.

Very good promo from Noam Dar and Mark Coffey to hype up their Heritage Cup match, and it could go either way at this point. I do think Mark should win since Dar’s been talking up “retiring,” and so Mark winning will “compel” Dar to not leave and keep going. It will be a great moment for Mark, he’s been solid since day one, he will be solid as a Heritage Cup Champion. Dragunov had a good promo, too, but I’m a bit torn on Wolfgang being his challenger. Wolfgang has also been solid since day one, but is he really top title worthy? I know he won’t beat Dragunov and that’s a bit of the problem. Where is someone where we actually feel Dragunov is in danger of losing? Is that person not signed yet? Or have they forgotten to build someone up to that level?

Honestly, it needs to end up being Heel Trent Seven. He had a good promo from after last week’s episode, as well as his interaction with Sam Gradwell, and even a good match just whooping Tate Mayfairs. Seven VS Gradwell with roles reversed is going to be a great feud and match, and even with Tyler Bate coming back to go after Seven, there could be a way Seven wins to then go after the NXT UK Championship. Actually, Bate VS Dragunov would be awesome, too, but the story of Seven getting his shot at the title just makes sense. Finally, we got a great tag team main event, and I figured Meiko & Sarray would win. Sarray had been nerfed in NXT 2.0, so it was great to see that sell from Xia on the dropkick. And Meiko VS Sarray still needs to happen before Sarray returns to the States.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Mitchell’s NJPW Royal Quest II Results & Report! (10/1/22)

NJPW returns to the UK!

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NJPW Royal Quest II

NJPW + FTR + UK = A classic in the making!

NJPW returns to the UK, and FTR is coming with them! Cash & Dax defend the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against the NJPW Strong Tag Team Champions, Aussie Open!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Gabriel Kidd VS Dan Moloney; wins.
  • Great-O-Khan & Gideon Gray VS Michael Oku & Ricky Knight Jr; win.
  • Kanji & Jazzy Gabbert VS Alex Windsor & Ava White; win.
  • Six Man Tag: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS Suzuki-Gun; wins.
  • Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii VS JONAH & Bad Dude Tito; win.
  • 8 Man Tag: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, Hikuleo & Jado VS Bullet Club; win(s).
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Aussie Open; wins and
  • Will Ospreay VS Shota Umino; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

[NJPW has scheduled Royal Quest II for “On Demand,” coverage will begin sometime tomorrow]

 

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Aussie Open; wins and

This one has been a long time coming! Music City Mayhem saw the United Empire win a Six Man Tag, but they pinned Alex Zayne. Can Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis beat Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood 2v2? Or will the #ForeverTripleReign continue for the joint ROH, AAA & IWGP Tag Team Champions?

 

 

Will Ospreay VS Shota Umino

Speaking of title fights, The Commonwealth Kingpin just retained his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against David Finlay, only to find Tetsuya Naito AND Zack Sabre Jr. are after him! Will Ospreay be able to keep his focus tonight? Or will #SHOOTER hit a bull’s eye and add himself to that title picture?

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/30/22)

The Acclaimed are on a Rampage!

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AEW Rampage coverage

Yo! Listen!

Everyone LOVES the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions, The Acclaimed! Except for the Andrade Family Office! Will Max Caster & Anthony Bowens lose their titles after just getting them?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Triple Threat: The Acclaimed VS Private Party VS The Butcher & The Blade; The Acclaimed win and retain the titles.
  • Lee Moriarty w/ The Firm VS Fuego Del Sol; Moriarty wins.
  • Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS Willow Nightingale; Hayter wins.
  • Rush w/ Jose the Assistant VS John Silver w/ Alex Reynolds; Rush wins.

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AEW World Tag Team Championships Triple Threat: The Acclaimed VS Private Party VS The Butcher & The Blade!

The Open Challenge was answered in a big, BIG way! Max Caster & Anthony Bowens aren’t just facing one team, but TWO teams, both under the Andrade Family Office. Will Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy and the menacing mercenaries make El Idolo proud? Or will it be a Mic Drop from the #ForeverChampions?

Justin Roberts makes the introductions before The Acclaimed make their entrance. “Yo! Listen! Listen! Yo! Yo! Everybody loves the new champions. Even Adam Lavine was in our DMs! Philly knows Private Party sucks! Y’all need to hop off Matt Hardy’s nuts. Tonight, yo, our hands go up. Y’all’re losers, and that’s why your band broke up. Y’know Acclaimed been winning. We run your who team into the ground like Ben Simmons!” Bowens takes over to say, “PHILADELPHIAAAA~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And they do! But will Platinum Max & the Five Tool Player stay golden with the odds stacked against them?

In this kind of Triple Threat Tag, only two teams are active at any time, so Bowens steps up against Kassidy. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” for The Acclaimed. Matt Hardy is watching backstage, quietly cheering on Private Party. Bowens and Kassidy circle, tie up, and Bowens wrenches an arm. Kassidy rolls, kips up, wrenches back, and has a wristlock. Bowens slips through, wrenches back to a hammerlock, spin and snapmare to a ghost pin, TWO! Kassidy gets a backslide, TWO! Bowens runs in but Kassidy sweeps the legs to a cover, ONE! Bowens returns the favor, ONE as Kassidy goes Matrix! But Bowens schoolboys, TWO!

Things speed up, Kassidy RANAS Bowens, and fans are torn while Kassidy talks trash. But Butcher & Blade tell Kassidy to focus and he rushes Bowens, only for Bowens to ELBOW, JAB, CHOP and SUPERK- NO, Kassidy goes Matrix again! Bowens says it was that close. Kassidy offers a handshake, Bowens shakes hands to show respect, but then Butcher & Blade reach out for a tag. Kassidy says no way, homies. He swings on Bowens but Bowens gets around and puts him in the Acclaimed corner! Caster tags in, Bowens feeds Kassidy to a takedown. Caster then shifts to get a leg, he stomps it, and he makes scissor fingers.

Caster drags Kassidy up, ducks his haymaker to CHOP and DROPKICK! Fans fire up and Caster SCISSORS Billy! Caster brings Kassidy up to a headlock but Kassidy powers out. Bowens sneaks a tag, Caster sunsets and Bowens runs in, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Fans fire up, Quen runs in but Caster tackles him. Bowens goes up top and Caster drags Quen over. Bowens says it’s scissor time! SCISSOR LEG DROP! Fans fire up while Private Party regroups. But then Butcher & Blade attack! The ref reprimands but they don’t care, they’ve had it with the champs! Blade stomps Bowens, Butcher stomps Cater, then they drag Kassidy over to their corner.

Blade tags in, he drags Kassidy up but Kassidy fires off hands! Blade knees low, he whips Kassidy to the ropes but Quen is there for some SILLY STRING- NO, Blade SHOVES Kassidy down to the floor! And Butcher BLASTS Quen for good measure! But Bowens fires off on them both! Haymakers and CHOPS back and forth, but he runs into a DOUBLE HEADBUTT! Butcher DECKS Caster while fans boo and Billy protests. The mercs mug Bowens while AEW goes picture in picture.

Blade digs his boot in, tags Butcher, and Butcher digs a knee in. The ref counts, Butcher lets off, but he drags Bowens up to CHOP! Bowens staggers away but Butcher stays on him. Cover, TWO! Butcher knees Bowens in the back, tags Blade, but Bowens fights back again. Blade CLAWS Bowens’ eyes! The ref reprimands but Blade whips Bowens to ropes to LARIAT! Blade mocks the scissor fingers, and he SLAMS Bowens’ arm down. Blade taunts Caster then goes back to Bowens. Bowens kicks from below! And fires off haymakers! Blade rakes Bowens’ eyes again! Blade drags Bowens up, reels him in, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO!

Blade is annoyed but he drags Bowens up again. Rampage returns to single picture as fans rally. Bowens endures a chinlock but he fights his way up. Bowens throws body shots, runs, but Blade hits a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Bowens up, scoops him, and he carries him over to tag Butcher. The mercs combine for a LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Bowens is still in this and Hardy tries to will Private Party back into this match. Butcher bumps Bowens off buckles, tags Blade, and Blade brings Bowens around. Bowens throws more body shots and forearms, but Blade ROCKS Bowens!

Blade runs, but Bowens ELBOWS, JABS, CHOPS, and SUPERKICKS! The Five Tool Combo finishes and Bowens crawls for his corner! But Butcher CLOBBERS Caster first! Bowens dodges Butcher, BOOTS him away, but Caster is down! Bowens ELBOWS Butcher, runs in, but into a back drop! So Quen tags in! Quen GAMANGIRIS Butcher, springboards and CROSSBODIES Blade! Butcher runs in, Quen ducks to go up and up and QUEBRADA! Direct hit on Butcher! Blade pops Quen up but Quen DROPKICKS! Quen kips up and tags Kassidy! Private Party double whips Blade to a corner, Kassidy hurries to triangle jump STUNNER Butcher!

Quen sets up, Kassidy runs in, PARTY IN MOTION! Quen FLIES onto Butcher! Kassidy then feeds Blade to Quen and Kassidy goes up top! HUMAN HIGHLIGHT REEL!! Cover, Caster breaks it! Fans cheer as The Acclaimed are still in this but Hardy is stressed. Quen rushes Caster but Caster back drops him up and out! But Butcher CLOBBERS Caster! Kassidy runs in, but into a fireman’s carry, TOSS to a GUTBUSTER! And then a gut wrench POWERBOMB! Cover, Bowens breaks it! Butcher tosses Bowens out now and the mercs drag Kassidy up. They double whip, Kassidy slips around and shoves them into each other!

Butcher falls out, Kassidy sends Blades out then takes aim. Bowens sneaks a tag as Kassidy springboards to PLANCHA! Down go the mercs! Caster climbs up now, to SUPER CROSSBODY everyone!! Fans are thunderous as Caster puts Blade in! Bowens fires up, THE ARRIVAL! The MIC DROP!! Cover, The Acclaimed win!!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

A massive first defense for Caster & Bowens, and they come away the champions! And they SCISSOR~! Will this victory only make the celebration on National Scissors Day that much bigger?

 

Backstage interview with The Firm.

Lexi Nair is trying to get a word with Stokely Hathaway and the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten. They are talking among themselves but she speaks up. Austin & Colten had some “harsh words” for FTR last week. Oh, you mean Mr. Mustache and Mullet Man? Well, since the Gunn Sons get TV time and they don’t, Colten & Austin will gladly things. Austin wants to know how FTR holds the “Ring of Horror” tag titles- No, the Ring of Honor tag titles. Oh, right. Well, they also have the “Triple A Batteries” titles. No, no, Triple A. And the IWGP R2D2 titles. It’s just IWGP. But speaking of those, FTR is currently in London to defend those.

“Well, regardless,” Colten says, “they don’t have what we want, and that’s the AEW titles.” Austin says that’s right. Also, FTR has been holding on to their #1 contenders status for like eight years now and have yet to make moves! So the Gunns will make the move everyone else in AEW does, and that’s leap frog FTR to go right for the champs! Top Gunns, out! Will Austin & Colten’s need for speed get them to the top? Or will they crash ‘n’ burn against The Acclaimed?

 

Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & The Baddies.

Lexi Nair says that was an incredible win last week at Rampage: Grand Slam, where even hip hop legend, Trina, anointed Jade as the NEW “Baddest B*tch.” Jade knows that, “Lindsey.” But that’s besides the point. “All you whack ass, fat ass-” Leila Grey says Jade should chill out, but Jade says she’s gonna say what she wants! She’s so bored because AEW hasn’t brought her any kind of competition. But then Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir & Vickie Guerrero walk in. Vickie reminds Jade that the last time she faced Nyla, Jade won but didn’t pin her. That doesn’t matter! Jade beat Nyla! And Marina, too! Vickie has the Problem Solver stand down and Nyla speaks up.

“What’s the matter, Jade? I’m not one of your precious little numbers? Scared of a little one-on-one?” Oh, one on one? Okay, Jade will give Nyla what she wants, but on Jade’s time. Now get outta her face! Vickie takes off her scarf and throws it at Leila, telling her to cover herself up. The Vicious Vixens head out, and the Baddies wonder what’s wrong with how Leila’s dressed. Will the Native Beast be the one that finally ends the undefeated streak?

 

Lee Moriarty w/ The Firm VS Fuego Del Sol!

Someone else with title aspirations is #TAIGASTYLE, who ditched Matt Sydal to join Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s faction on retainer. Moriarty wants the ROH Pure Championship around Daniel Garcia’s waist, but will he stomp out the Fire of the Sun first?

The bell rings and fans rally up. The two tie up, Moriarty headlocks and grinds then shifts to a cravat. Fuego endures but Moriarty pushes him down. Fuego keeps himself up, but Moriarty sweeps the arms to then roll Fuego into a snapmare cradle, TWO! Fuego gets up into a CHOP, headbutt and EuroUpper! Moriarty grins, he wrenches Fuego and whips, but Fuego reverses to mule kick! Fuego runs, handsprings over Moriarty’s dropdown, but Moriarty DROPKICKS Fuego down! Moriarty grins again while fans boo. Moriarty stomps Fuego at the ropes again and again until the ref counts. Moriarty lets off, to then stomp away again!

The ref counts, Moriarty lets off and Fuego goes to a corner. Moriarty runs in in to SHINING WIZARD! Moriarty reels Fuego into an arm-trap SAIDO SUPLEX! Moriarty mockingly applauds at the fans, then he looms over Fuego. Fans rally, Moriarty wrenches and hooks Fuego up, for a FACEBUSTER! Stokely likes what he sees as Moriarty clamps on the BORDER CITY STRETCH! Fuego taps, Moriarty wins!

Winner: Lee Moriarty, by submission

The fans boo as Moriarty holds on past the bell, and Moriarty lets go when Fuego stops tapping! Moriarty says this is HIS time, but Fuego’s not done suffering! Morrissey clamps on a claw and deadlifts Fuego by his head! And then holds him up with one arm! For a SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!!! Fuego just fell from the sky, will The Firm dominate AEW sooner rather than later?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page & The Dark Order.

Lexi Nair stands with The Cowboy, as well as Evil Uno & Preston Vance. She notes that last week on Rampage, Hangman won the Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal and is now headed to Cincinnati and an AEW World Championship match with Jon Moxley. Hangman says his match with Mox is just a few weeks away, and this is one Hangman has been looking forward to for a very long time. Uno says that everyone will be in Hangman’s corner for this. But wait, here come Andrade and Jose. Jose points out that if you look back, look what happened when Vance got eliminated. Jose uses his tablet to play the footage on the TV.

Jay Lethal triangle jumps, aiming for Hangman, but Hangman ducks and Vance takes the hit. Jose says it’s Hangman who eliminated Vance! Uno says that’s ridiculous logic. Andrade says he just wants to help Vance. This week is a big opportunity for Vance. What does Vance say to a 1v1? If Andrade wins, Vance gives up his mask. Deal? Vance shakes hands, but then he then pulls Andrade in. Vance has his own condition: If Vance beats Andrade, Andrade leaves AEW for good! High stakes between Number Ten and El Idolo, who wins for the Dynamite Anniversary?

But wait, the Firm walks in now? Stokely says they haven’t been snitching cuz they don’t like snitches, but… Jose says if Stokely wants to speak with El Idolo, he has to go through Jose. Oh, so Jose’s the boss? Ethan Page thought the boss was Andrade. And if he is, then maybe pay a little more attention to them. Be more firm with Private Party. Because Ethan knows there’s some “contract tampering” with their new-old friend, Matt Hardy. Stokely says that’s a bit messy. Andrade asks Jose what that’s about, and Jose does admit Hardy’s sniffing around. Will El Idolo crash the #HardyParty before it begins?

 

Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS Willow Nightingale!

These two got into it during the Lumberjack match on Dynamite, and now they’ll settle things here on Rampage! Is Hayter gonna hate on the ever energetic Willow? Or will Willow show everyone how to deal with a Hayter?

The bell rings and Hayter rushes Willow, but Willow dodges and hits a THESZ PRESS! Fast hands, but Hayter returns those! Willow gets back on top to rain down HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT! Fans fire up with Willow, and she waistlocks Hayter. Hayter switches, Willow switches, but Hayter stomps a foot. Hayter elbows Willow, runs and RAMS shoulders, but Willow stays up! Willow shakes her head and Hayter is annoyed. Hayter runs, she RAMS Willow again, but Willow stays up to flex! Fans rally for both Hayter and Willow, Hayter runs again but Willow follows to run her over!

Fans fire up, Willow scoops and SLAMS Hayter, for a SENTON! Willow sits Hayter up to run and BASEMENT CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Willow drags Hayter up. FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect and Hayter survives. But Willow powers up, runs and CHOPS! Fans “WOO~!” while Hayter goes to another corner. Willow runs in to CHOP again! Britt protests, the ref does count, and Willow whips. Hayter reverses, only for Willow to handspring through! But Hayter BOOTS Willow down! Rebel & Britt are happy now and Hayter HIP TOSSES Willow to a corner. Willow sits up, for the METEORA!

Hayter lets the ref check Willow while fans rally and duel. Rampage goes picture in picture as Britt talks trash on Willow. Willow swipes at her but Hayter drags Willow away. Hayter snap suplexes, covers, ONE! Hayter clamps on a chinlock and she leans on Willow. Willow endures, but Hayter thrashes her around! Hayter wrangles Willow but Willow fights up. Willow throws body shots, but Hayter throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Hayter soaks up the heat. Hayter stomps Willow around, then drags her up to CLUB back down. Willow goes to ropes and Hayter storms over, but into a back elbow.

Hayter CLUBS Willow again and Willow goes to the corner. Hayter mocks the fans rallying up, then she brings Willow around to bump off buckles. And again! Britt likes what she sees but the ref reprimands. Hayter “apologizes” but it’s just a distraction so Britt can pull Willow’s foot against the crossbar! Willow gets free but Hayter storms up again. Hayter pulls Willow’s hair to grind her head into the ropes! The ref reprimands, Hayter lets off and she whips Willow corner to corner hard! Willow bounces off buckles and hits the mat, but Hayter digs her knee into Willow’s face. The ref reprimands, Willow pushes Hayter but Hayter CLUBS her down.

Hayter stands on Willow’s back to use her like a skateboard! Willow shakes Hayter off but then Hayter straddles Willow to CLUB away on her! Hayter drags Willow up to UPPERCUT against ropes. And CHOP! Hayter has control as Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns, and Willow fireman’s carries Hayter! Hayter flails to get free, and she ripcords. Willow ducks the Hate Maker but Hayter elbows Willow away. Hayter then hits an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and fans fire up! Rebel and Britt are worried, but Hayter drags Willow up. Hayter CLUBS and ROCKS Willow, then gut wrenches. Willow slips off, shoves and POUNCES!! Hayter ends up flopping out of the ring! Britt is there to check Hayter and then claims that is cheating! But fans fire up with Willow and she brings down the straps! Willow goes out after Hayter and puts her in the ring.

Britt & Rebel are creeping, but Willow’s glare scares them away! Willow gets in the ring but Hayter stomps away on her! Hayter tells the booing fans to shut it, and then she drags Willow up. Hayter EuroUppers, then whips Willow. Willow reverses, fireman’s carries, and hits a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hayter survives and Britt breathes easy. Willow stays positive and she goes up a corner. Fans fire up, but Hayter has the ref check her so that Britt can anchor Willow! Willow CLUBS Britt away but Hayter waistlocks! HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Hayter holds on, ripcords, HATE MAKER!! Cover, Hayter wins!

Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall

Hayter flexes but give a big assist to Britt Baker, DMD. With their friendship stronger than ever, will Hayter & Baker take over AEW?

 

Wardlow and Samoa Joe speak.

The AEW TNT Champion says, “Together, the power, and the mayhem, and the chaos is limitless.” The ROH World Television Champion says, “What stands before you is WARDJOE! It is a creed and it is a call, to all that battle, to all who seek to stand before all, that all will fall, and all who think they’re ready for what we will do… will be left wanting.” Will there be no stopping this Two TITAN Power Trip?

 

Ryan Nemeth is in the ring.

The Hollywood Hunk introduces himself, and he wants to set things straight. First off, Rocky Balboa is not real! Secondly, Ben Franklin was nothing but a two-pump chump who moved here to DIE. He will give Philly credit, they do have a long-standing wrestling tradition. What was it again? Extremely Crappy Wrestling? Is that what it was? Wait! Here comes HOOK! We were expecting to see the FTW Champion, and now he has even more of a reason to show up with someone talking crap on ECW. Hook gets in the ring to CLOBBER Nemeth! And then he drags Nemeth up to bump him off buckles, and then SAYANAGI with authority!

Hook then sits Nemeth up to give him CLUBBING crossface forearms! Nemeth is a ragdoll as it is but Hook puts on REDRUM!! Nemeth taps fast but passes out just as quickly! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just showed everyone you do NOT insult Extreme Championship Wrestling with him around. But wait, as Hook heads up the ramp, The Trustbusters walk out. Ari Daivari has Sonny Kiss and “Jeeves Kay” (AKA VSK) with him. And Jeeves, being the butler, has an invitation for Hook on a silver platter. Jeeves leaves it on the ground for Hook and the Trust Busters leave. Hook snatches up the letter and takes his leave, what is Daivari Dinero planning now?

 

AEW shares footage of Swerve’s visit to Rolling Loud NYC.

As Keith Lee let us know last Wednesday, Swerve had this prior engagement to attend, hence the champs defending against other teams. But despite the good time Swerve had with the hip hop and rap stars of today, he is still furious about that loss at Grand Slam. Will Swerve look to be the rock that smashes National Scissors Day this Wednesday?

 

AEW looks at Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page.

The Blue Eyed Battler says, “I remember this building. I remember Hangman Page.” That is to say, it was last year’s Dynamite Anniversary that these two did battle in the Casino Ladder Match. “They say he’s the future of AEW. Okay. I’m the present. I am the here and now.” The Cowboy says, “So I’ve won the Golden Ticket Battle Royal on Rampage and I am the #1 contender to the AEW World Championship.” Moxley says, “Cowboy Sh*t, right? Yeah, we’ll see.”

Hangman says, “The one thing that I need almost as much as the AEW World Championship, is the people. The people have always been behind me, they light a fire under me. They keep me going.” The cameraman hates to break this to Hangman, but their title match is in Cincy. “Aw, sh*t.” The Cowboy knows he’ll be walking in as the enemy, but will he find away around homefield advantage? Or will this title stay with the Blackpool Combat Club?

 

Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers.

The World’s Strongest Man says to the Dark Order that LFI, La Faccion Ingobernables has been trying to poach Vance from them. How do they feel about that? And what is their course of action tonight? Silver says that honestly, LFI’s little man crush on Ten is starting to come off a little bit creepy. Alex Reynolds says that all this stuff, this poaching attempt, will not affect The Dark Order. They’re a real family, and they are one. And because of that, “Mr. Rush,” tonight the Meat Man beats you! Andrade says okay, “piqueno,” calm down. Tonight, LFI shows everyone who they are. They are winners! The Dark Order doesn’t deserve Ten!

Jose points out that Silver can’t ignore that Rush eliminated him from the Battle Royal. Rush tells the “little boy” that all this talk is too much. He’s not here to talk. Rush is here to fight! He’ll see you in the ring, perro! Andrade has Rush tranquilo and Mark Henry says it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will Johnny Hungy prove LFI doesn’t win everything? Or will El Toro Blanco bulldoze through Silver to further damage the Dark Order?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Battle of the Belts 4!

After the controversial way The Bastard retained the title against Orange Cassidy, he must now defend the All-Atlantic Championship against Trent Beretta! And speaking of which, we hear from #JustTrent!

“Something my mom always told me growing up, ‘You never hit a man in the head with a hammer.’ Pac, you broke one of Sue’s rules. Orange, he’s not here. He’s hurt right now. And when you hurt one of our friends, we hurt you.” But legally, cuz they’re good boys. So in DC, Bastard, Trent’s gonna hurt you. “Hands in, boys.” Chuck Taylor, Danhausen and Rocky Romero put their hands in with Trent, this one’s for Orange!

 

Rush w/ Jose the Assistant VS John Silver w/ Alex Reynolds!

LFI wants to grow stronger by making the Dark Order weaker, and while Andrade takes on Vance in a Mask VS AEW Career match, this one is straight up about pride and machismo! Will Rush fire the first salvo in this faction warfare? Or will the Meat Man make ground beef outta El Toro Blanco?

The bell rings and fans rally up. Silver and Rush approach, and Philly cheers for “JOHNNY HUNGY!” Rush shoves Silver but Silver headlocks back. Rush throws hands, powers out, and runs Silver over. Rush stomps away, flexes to mock Silver, then runs. Silver stays low then hurdles to drop again. Rush leaps over, they both run, and Silver UPPERCUTS Rush out of the ring! Fans fire up as Silver flexes now. LFI regroups but Silver builds speed, only to roll and copy Tranquilo! LFI is furious now, and Andrade wants Rush to end Silver! Rush gets in, and he DECKS Silver with that right! Silver sits up in a daze, Rush stomps him back down.

Rush pretends to take something from Silver’s head, either a mask or his actual head, and he “punts” it into the crowd! The kick is good, and Rush goes back to Silver. Rush CHOPS Silver in a corner, CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Rush clotheslines then whips again to clothesline the other corner. Rush snapmares and basement dropkicks! Fans boo as Rush kips up to mock the #JoinDarkOrder hand. Silver goes to the apron and Reynolds checks on him, but Rush goes out to drag Silver of and whip him into railing! Rush then brings Silver around to throw hands, and he whips Silver into more railing!

Fans boo but Silver CHOPS and ROCKS Rush! Rush CHOPS back! Rush grabs camera cables but the ref reprimands. Rush snarls but he kicks Silver around. Rush puts Silver in the ring, tells everyone to tranquilo, but fans boo. Rush grits his teeth and gets in, he blocks a kick and he DECKS Silver again. Rush then stomps away on Silver in the corner! Rush runs corner to corner, only to stop short and BOOT Silver instead! Fans boo while Rush Tranquilos, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Rush soaks up the heat, drags Silver up, but Silver throws hands. Rush HEADBUTTS Silver, then throws him out! It kinda catches Andrade by surprise, he was watching the crowd. Rush distracts the ref, and Andrade stomps Silver down! Andrade gets away and Rush soaks up more heat. Andrade mocks Silver, dares him to get up, and the ring count climbs. Silver drags himself up but Rush goes out after him, to SMACK him off the timekeeper’s table! And again! Then he CHOPS Silver onto the table! Silver gets up but Rush is after him again, to RAM him into the railing. Rush takes a water bottle to pour it out on his head, he’s getting hot in Philly.

Silver CHOPS back! And ROCKS Rush! Rush pulls Silver’s beard but Silver ROCKS him again. Rush grabs a trash bin and SMASHES Silver with it! Trash goes flying and Silver sputters. Rush stalks Silver back to the ring. The ref reprimands but Rush just shrugs it off. Silver CHOPS! Rush eggs Silver on so Silver CHOPS! Rush SLAPS Silver, then CHOPS him down! Silver sputters again but Rush kicks him around. Rush drags Silver onto the ropes to CHOKE him! The ref reprimands, Rush lets off at 4, and he argues with the ref. Rush drags Silver from ropes to say this is over. Rush goes up the corner, fans rally up, and Rush SUPER SENTONS but FLOPS!

Silver avoids disaster while Rush writhes! A standing count starts, Reynolds rallies the fans up for Silver, and Rampage returns to single picture as the Meat Man rises! Silver runs in to SPLASH Rush! Silver runs but Rush follows to SPLASH! Rush runs corner to corner but Silver follows to SPLASH again! Silver runs, but he suckers Rush in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Rush gets up, swings, but into another GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Silver as he has a wild look in his eye! Silver drags Rush up, whips him to ropes but Rush reverses, only to jump into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives and Silver is seething!

The standing count is back while Rush is down but fans rally. Silver stands, snarls, and drags Rush up to suplex. Rush blocks, throws body shots and then pushes Silver. Silver KICKS! And KICKS! And runs, but Rush follows! CHOP! CHOP! SUPERKICK! Silver wobbles into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Rush can’t believe Silver survives and Andrade looks worried. Andrade tells Rush to finish this but Rush gives toying kicks to Silver. Silver stands and Rush eggs him on. Silver throws a forearm but Rush gives it back! Silver throws another but Rush does, too. Fans rally for Silver as the CHOPS start going back and forth!

Silver CHOPS, Rush DECKS Silver!! Rush snarls as he looms over Silver, then he runs, into a swing! But Rush gets around to backslide. Sliver slips off to KICK, KICK, SUPERKICK and BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives and Jose gets on the apron! But Reynolds YANKS Jose down! Jose clutches his knee after it bangs off the edge, but now Andrade distracts Silver. The ref reprimands Andrade, Silver tells Andrade to get in the ring then. But Andrade backs down and Rush SUPERMAN FOREARMS Silver down! Silver is sitting in the corner, Rush goes corner to corner, BULL’S HORNS!! Cover, Rush wins!

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

LFI gets the better of the Dark Order here tonight, Jose should get some kind of hazard pay for his assist. But then Andrade and Rush start stomping away on Silver! Reynolds gets in but he gets mugged, too! LFI has 3v2 advantage but here come Uno & Vance! They DECK Jose, fire off on Andrade, but Rush goes after Vance! Uno goes after Rush, but now Butcher & Blade rush out! The AFO are here to help their boss! Now the numbers are back in LFI’s favor! But wait! Here comes Hangman! The Cowboy dodges Andrade, BOOTS Blade, dumps Butcher out, then stares Rush down. They fire off hands, a revisit from how the Golden Ticket Battle Royal finished!

Hangman gets the edge with all his haymakers, then he whips. Rush reverses, Hangman goes up and out and loads up, but Rush bails out! Jose hobbles, Hangman figures what the hell. BUCKSHOT for the assistant! Rush is furious, and it is clear he and Hangman have unfinished business. So THIS JUST IN! Tony Khan makes it official for the Dynamite Anniversary episode! Hangman Page VS Rush 1v1! Will the Cowboy wrangle El Toro Blanco before taking on the AEW World Champion?


My Thoughts:

A great episode for Rampage to follow up Dynamite and the Grand Slam, as well as to help set up things for the anniversary week. The tag title match was a great opening match, and it did a great job propelling multiple stories. For one, Acclaimed retain, which I figured anyway. They’re surely going to defend against Austin & Colten next, since the Gunns called them out while also calling FTR out. Acclaimed will win there, too, and who knows how it goes with FTR. I don’t wanna say Tony Khan booked himself into a corner, but he’s come close. FTR can’t really lose since they have THREE different tag titles, but The Acclaimed are so popular that it’d be a shame if they lost.

Good segment from The Baddies and the Vixens. Nice character work with Jade; she wants stronger competition yet is hesitant when such a competitor steps up. Nyla VS Jade will be a great match, and with both Marina and Vickie, they’ll be able to cancel out with Kiera and Leila, meaning Nyla will have a fair(er) shot than most. Moriarty gets a quick win off Fuego, but the big thing is Moriarty’s new Heel aggression and Morrissey also getting his in. Assuming Garcia leaves the Jericho Appreciation Society to go full Face, he and Moriarty are gonna have one hell of a feud and match. Also I like that The Firm has to be the one to tell Andrade about Hardy wanting Private Party back, it adds another dimension to that faction’s identity.

Really good promo from #WARDJOE, and I like the idea that they’re going to be some new kind of Two Man Power Trip. They might not go for the ROH tag titles since FTR are technically Wardlow’s pals, but that also adds to the complexities of the AEW tag title picture. Unless Wardlow & Joe each go for other singles titles instead. That could be a way around it, especially with Jericho wanting to bury former ROH World Champions. Jericho VS Joe would be some awesome stuff. Hook whooping Nemeth was also pretty awesome. But I bet with the Trustbusters’ invitation to Hook, the options are A) join the Trustbusters or B) put up the FTW title. And I think we know which one Hook will choose.

Great stuff from Hayter VS Willow, fans love them both and those two can go. Again, there was wasted potential in just doing away with Hayter VS Britt as a feud. But whatever, Britt helps Hayter win, Hayter can have momentum while Britt’s nose heals up, and then we wait and see if they ever/never circle back to a feud. I mean, it could work, with Britt getting jealous of Hayter being just as beloved by the fans and getting opportunities for titles. Glad to see the feud of Death Triangle VS Best Friends continues, as now Trent gets a shot at Pac for Battle of the Belts IV. Not sure Trent wins that one, but it’ll be an awesome match.

And I like what we’re getting out of the LFI VS Dark Order feud. Good promo segment to set up Andrade VS Vance, but I don’t see Andrade leaving AEW so he’ll be taking Vance’s mask. Rush VS Silver was a great main event, but of course Heels win with Heel tactics. Reynolds and Jose should’ve been more careful with that apron trip-up spot, though, that was not a clean drop. Of course we get a brawl, and of course Hangman helps the Dark Order. Hangman VS Rush 1v1 is going to be an awesome match for the anniversary show, and it’ll help Hangman get some momentum going into the title match in Cincy. Great promo from him and Moxley, too, and Hangman was perfectly in character realizing he’s going to be at a disadvantage.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Greg DeMarco Show: No One Gets Out Alive (Dave Meltzer, Tony Khan, Bryan Alvarez, and more) + The List of Wrestling Farewells

It's time for another installment of "No One Gets Out Alive" on the Greg DeMarco Show! Plus Greg & Patrick...

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