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Mitchell’s AEW All Out Results & Report! (9/4/22)

MOX VS PUNK 2!!

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AEW All Out 2022

Look in my eyes, what do you see? Is it the Wild Thing?

AEW returns to Chicago, and CM Punk gets one more shot at Jon Moxley and the AEW World Championship! Is Punk still the Best in the World?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ortiz & Ruby Soho; Sammy & Tay win and retain the titles.
  • Zero Hour – FTW Championship: Hook VS Angelo Parker w/ Matthew Menard; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • Zero Hour – AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Kip Sabian; PAC wins and retains the title.
  • Zero Hour – Tomohiro Ishii VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins.
  • Casino Ladder Match: Claudio Castagnoli VS Wheeler Yuta VS Penta El Zero M VS Rey Fenix VS Rush VS Andrade El Idolo VS Dante Martin VS ???; “The Devil” wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship.
  • AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Finals: The Elite VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy; The Elite wins and are the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Athena; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • Six Man Tag: FTR & Wardlow VS Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns; FTR & Wardlow win.
  • Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed; Swerve In Our Glory wins and retains the titles.
  • Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Toni Storm VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter; Storm wins and is the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion.
  • “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage; Christian wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Miro, Darby Allin & Sting; Miro, Darby & Sting win.
  • AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS CM Punk; Punk wins and is the new AEW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

RJ City has a red carpet interview with Sammy & Tay.

“Violence is in the air, but also love,” because he’s with the AAA Mixed Tag Team Champions who will be defending their titles tonight against Ruby Soho & Ortiz. Who are the lovebirds wearing and how are they feeling? Sammy says Chicago loves America’s Favorite Champions! Fans boo, actually. But Sammy says what the fans really want to see is SamTay make out. Tay agrees, they kiss, a lot, and RJ feels awkward. But honk honk honk! Who is that? Sammy & Tay go looking because this noise is disturbing their good times. Wait! On the golf cart, sans canopy, is Soho & Ortiz! And they’ve got war paint on! RUN, SAMTAY, RUN!!

Sammy knows they’re not fast enough to outrun the cart so he shoves Tay to safety before he gets CLOBBERED! Sammy just can’t seem to get away from cart based vehicular assault. Ortiz goes after Sammy while Ruby SMACKS Tay with the trash! Chicago fires up as Ortiz takes the can and SMACKS Sammy! Ortiz then gives Sammy a back suplex onto the cart’s hood! Ruby is carrying Tay to the ring, then Ortiz does the same with Sammy! Ruby sets Tay down to then RAM her into steel steps! Ortiz puts Sammy in the ring, and the match begins!

Zero Hour – AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ortiz & Ruby Soho!

Sammy BOOTS Ortiz down, taunts the fans, but Ruby ROCKS Sammy! The ref reprimands because this isn’t a co-ed match! Ruby still shoves Sammy to ropes, and Sammy dodges Ortiz, only to run into Ruby’s DDT! Ortiz fireman’s carries for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Ruby runs in to SPIKE-RANA! Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz keeps cool and he tags Ruby in. That technically makes Tay legal, but Ortiz CLAWS Sammy’s back! Rawr! Ortiz whips Sammy into the corner, whips Ruby in, but Sammy goes up and over to SCREW KICK Ortiz! Ruby BOOTS Sammy, goes up and reels him in, and she punches away on an already bloody forehead!

Ruby then leans back, but Sammy holds off the Poison-Rana! Tay runs in to BOOT Ruby down! Then SamTay kiss again. Fans boo but Sammy just soaks up the heat. Tay pushes Ruby around, also soaks up the heat, then gives Ruby a kiss! Fans still boo but Tay CLUBS away on Ruby. Tay kisses Sammy but Ruby SAIDO SUPLEXES Tay down! Ruby and Tay crawl for their corners, hot tag to Ortiz! Sammy jumps in but Ortiz rallies with elbows! Ortiz whips, Sammy reverses but Ortiz rolls and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Ortiz swivels them hips! Ortiz dragon sleepers, inverted suplexes Sammy, then sets him up for Ruby! She goes up top, but Tay trips her up!

Tay ROCKS Ortiz, Sammy runs but Ortiz reels him in, Sammy elbows back, Tay gets in, and Sammy gives Tay a boost to hit a DESTROYER! Sammy then climbs to the top rope, pushing Ruby aside to SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ortiz even rakes the eyes as he kicks out! Sammy flounders, Tay hurries over, Ruby MISSILE DROPICK SENTONS, taking them both out! Fans fire up as all four people are down! Tay tells the ref something is in her eye, but this is just a distraction so Anna “Jay A.S.” can sneak out here! Anna trips Ruby off the apron, then whips, but Ruby reverses and Anna hits steel steps! Revenge for the initial screw job a few weeks ago!

Tay sees what happened and eggs Ruby on! Ruby gets in the ring while Sammy SUPERKICKS Ortiz! Tay catches Ruby for the arm hooks and Gory Especial! Tay calls to Sammy and Sammy drags Ortiz up to torture rack! SamTay kiss, but Ortiz lands out of GTH and Ruby spins out of Tay-KO! NO FUTURE KICK for Tay, LARIAT for Sammy! Double cover, TWO!! SamTay survives but fans fire up for Ruby & Ortiz! Ortiz clotheslines Sammy and himself out of the ring! Ortiz brings Sammy up and Ruby is up top! But Tay ROCK Ruby first! Tay climbs up after Ruby, Ruby resists but Tay still SUPERPLEXES her onto Ortiz and Sammy on the floor!!

Fans fire up as Tay wobbles and drags Ruby back up. Tay puts Ruby in the ring, but Ruby blocks the kick to KNEE back! Tay wobbles again and Ruby runs, but Sammy distracts the ref so Anna can trip Ruby up! Ruby BOOTS Anna back but Tay gets Ruby for a BUCKLE BOMB! Especial to TAY K O!! Cover, SamTay win!

Winners: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo, by pinfall (still AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champions)

The JAS, or rather, Jay A S, helps SamTay stay on top! Will any duo ever stop the honeymoon reign of terror? Or will “love” conquer all?

 

Zero Hour – FTW Championship: Hook VS Angelo Parker w/ Matthew Menard!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil truly lives by the motto of “actions speak louder than words.” And to date, he’s been pretty “loudly” dominating his opponents. But the JAS’s “Cool Hand Ange” wants to know: What if Hook faces some real competition? The real question is, will Parker like the answer Hook gives him?

The introductions are raised, the belt is raised, and we see what happens when someone actually wants AEW to #SendHook!

Hook and Parker circle, tie up, and go around. Parker puts Hook on ropes, dribbles him, but Hook switches to hammerlock! Parker reaches back to pull hair but the ref reprimands. Parker switches the hammerlock onto Hook, but Hook immediately puts it back on Parker. Hook then floats to a facelock and he drags Parker to the mat. Parker endures and fights up to power up, but Hook holds on tight! Parker pushes Hook back to a corner but Hook pushes Parker back to center. Hook then headlocks, shifts, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits the takeover! Parker scrambles away but Hook is after him, but Parker gets in the ropes.

Menard gets on the apron to protest, but he also distracts the ref, and Parker sucker punches Hook! Daddy Magic laughs as he backs away, and Parker brings Hook up to whip him into the ropes! Parker claws at Hook’s face but the ref counts. Parker lets off, has Hook in the corner and he throws hands. Parker stands Hook up, snap suplexes, then covers, TWO! Parker drags Hook up and smooths his hands through his own hair. But Hook throws body shots! Parker ROCKS Hook, then scrapes laces on Hook’s face! The fans rally for Hook but Parker grins. Parker whips Hook and DROPKICKS him down!

Daddy Magic is the only one cheering “the beauty” of that dropkick while fans boo. Parker taunts Hook, pushes him around, then throws hands. Parker says he’s exposing Hook! “Where’s the bad man? Where’s the myth?” Hook  shoves then HEADBUTTS Parker! Parker says his nose is broken and the ref checks, but this is a distraction so Menard can hook Hook’s foot! Hook doesn’t budge, and he STOMPS Menard’s hands! Hook storms up on Parker, blocks the haymaker and hits a SAYANAGI! And then a knee to another SAYANAGI! Parker staggers into the EXPLODER! Fans fire up for Hook as he paces around.

Hook drags Parker from the ropes but Parker BOOTS him! Parker puts Hook in a corner but Hook turns things around to fire body shots! Hook backs Parker down to a corner, fires off more, but Parker pulls hair to ROCK Hook! Parker tells fans Hook is doing nothing! But then he walks right into the EL CAMINO! Parker flounders to a corner, Hook runs in, but Parker goes up and over! Parker suplexes Hook, Hook slips out and has the REDRUM!! Parker flails, but he TAPS!! Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

Hook drops Parker, but Menard CLOBBERS Hook! Fans boo as Menard stomps a mudhole into Hook in the corner! The ref reprimands but Menard gets Parker up. Menard grabs the belt, but here comes ACTION BRONSON! Friend to Hook and the man behind Hook’s theme song, Bronson gets in the ring to throw Menard away! And SLAM Parker down! Fans fire up for Bronson daring Parker & Menard to return, and they definitely consider it. But then Hook stands back up and they don’t want any more! Will Daddy Magic get his own turn at fighting for the FTW title? And will Hook make him regret it?

 

AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Kip Sabian!

As the inaugural champion, The Bastard took this title on a tour of the UK. And every step of the way, Kip was stalking him in his box head get-up. But now that Kip is back, will he finally get gold like what he’s always wanted? Or will Pac make this return to the ring very bad for Mr. Superbad?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the inaugural reign continues!

Kip and Pac circle, tie up, and Pac puts Kip on ropes. The ref counts the ropebreak, Pac lets off slowly, and Kip taunts Pac. Pac snapmares Kip, Kip gets up and runs to BOOT Pac! Kip then stomps a mudhole in the corner until the ref backs him off. Fans boo Kip but he runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Kip soaks up the cheers and jeers, has them grow louder and quieter, up and down, then laughs. Pac bails out of the ring but Kip pursues. Pac gets in the ring then stomps Kip on the return! Pac drags Kip up, scoops him, carries him, and SLAMS him in a drop zone! Pac goes up and fans fire up, but Kip GAMANGIRIS first!

Kip goes up after Pac, brings him to the top, but Pac fights with body shots. Pac shoves Kip, Kip rolls back and gets under the leap. Pac comes back but is put on the apron. Kip ducks the backhand to FLYING CHUCK! Fans fire up as Pac slumps off the apron. Kip slingshots, Pac moves, but Kip faked him out! Pac is annoyed that he fell for it, then he runs in. Pac rushes Kip but Kip dumps him out! Fans chant “Underrated! OVER IT!” for Kip as he ARABIAN PRESSES Pac down! Fans fire up as Kip grins with a maniacal look in his eyes. Kip drags Pac up, puts Pac in the ring, and Pac scrambles to the far side.

Pac bails out again but fans rally up. Kip goes around the outside, storms up on Pac and he blocks the kick to KNEE back! Kip reels Pac in, suplexes and drapes Pac on the railing, but Pac fights that off to suplex Kip, BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down and the ring count climbs. Pac stands at 6 of 10, refreshes the count at 7, then he brings Kip up. Pac whips Kip hard into railing! Kip writhes but Pac drags him up. Pac puts Kip in the ring, BOOTS Kip down, then stalks him to ropes. Pac digs his boots in but the ref counts. Pac lets off and glares at the ref, but goes back to Kip with another BOOT!

Pac stomps Kip in the corner, grinds his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Kip sputters and fans are torn but Pac keeps his focus. Pac drags Kip up, snapmares Kip and sits him up to dropkick him in the back of the head! Cover, TWO! Pac tells the ref to count faster, then he stalks Kip. Kip sits up and Pac BOOTS him back down! Kip slaps himself to try and get the cobwebs out. Fans rally and Pac taunts Kip. Kip sits up and Pac shouts, “Is this the competition, huh?!” Kip stands up, leaning against Pac, but Kip throws a forearm! Pac says to put some power into it! Kip fires another forearm but Pac still eggs him on!

Kip fires off forearms but Pac gives them all back! Kip drops to his knees and Pac revels in the cheers and jeers. Kip holds up his hand, and… Is he pulling on an invisible string to stand himself up? Kip HEADBUTTS Pac! Both men wobble, Kip runs, but into a BOOT! Pac runs, but into an UPPERCUT! Kip runs but fakes Pac out to POP-UP KNEE and ROLLING HAYMAKER! Then a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Pac flounders and fans fire up with Kip! But Pac dodges Kip to SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and fans fire up more! A standing count starts, both men are down at 5 of 10 but the fans rally up.

Pac sits up at 6 while Kip goes to the far side. Pac stands at 7, he sees Kip is in a drop zone! Pac hurries to the corner and climbs up! Fans fire up, but Kip rolls to the opposite side. Pac is frustrated and hops down. Pac storms over but Kip blocks the punch! Kip bumps Pac off buckles, then jumps in to TORNADO DDT! Kip hurries to get Pac up, hang him out to dry, MAGIC SCREW! Cover, TWO! Kip fisherman’s the leg, FISHERMAN DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! The Bastard survives and Kip is a bit shocked! Kip goes to the corner, and he asks the box what to do? Kip seems to get a response, and he drags Pac back up.

Kip torture racks but Pac pulls an ear! Pac slips off, the ref reprimands, Pac lets go of the ear to DECK Kip with a forearm! Kip flounders and Pac stomps him down! Pac stomps Kip more and more, and fans fire up as Kip eggs him on! Pac stomps Kip again, then drags him to the drop zone. Pac goes up top, takes aim, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac wins!

Winner: PAC, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)

The Bastard is 4-0 in defending the All-Atlantic Championship and the reign continues! Tony Schiavone interviews Pac on stage, congratulating him on the win. That was the first defense in the states, and Pac says he’ll explain what he’s looking for. Wait! Jefferson Starship’s Jane starts up, because here comes ORANGE CASSIDY! Pac has history with The Freshly Squeezed, and Pac tells him, “NO! Orange Cassidy, we have been here before, and you know exactly how that ended. You are not a wrestler, you are a joke. Get to the back of the line!” Pac storms off, but if Cassidy is at the back of the line, does that mean he can fight his way to the front?

As for Kip, he’s yelling at the box! Wait, he’s yelling at the box? Kip says it’s the box’s fault he lost, but what exactly is going on in Kip’s head?

 

Zero Hour – Tomohiro Ishii VS Eddie Kingston!

The Stone Pitbull won at NJPW Capital Collision in Washington, DC, but a lot can change in four months. Will the Mad King break through this pillar of Strong Style? Or will Ishii show it’s still too soon for Kingston to think he’s at the top?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as the two tie up. They’re in a deadlock so they break. They tie up again, but break again. Fans duel between “EDDIE!” and “ISHII!” They go again, are in another deadlock, but Eddie pushes Ishii. Ishi CHOPS, so Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie CHOPS Ishii, but Ishii CHOPS Eddie! Eddie CHOPS Ishii again, but Ishii CHOPS Eddie again! Eddie CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, repeat! And repeat, and repeat, and repeat! Fans are loving the CHOP battle as it rages on, CHOP for CHOP! Both men’s chests are turning reddish-purple! CHOP, CHOP! CHOP, CHOP! CHOP, CHOP!!

Fans are giving this a standing ovation over just the unending CHOPS! Both men finally stop for a moment, stinging and staggering, but then the CHOPS start up again! CHOP, CHOP, but then Ishii gets the edge! Eddie just roars and DOUBLE CHOPS Ishii off his feet!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Eddie rises again and the fans are all behind him! Eddie drags Ishii up but Ishii throws forearms! Eddie just CHOPS again! Ishii CHOPS again! Eddie staggers to a corner, Ishii staggers to the other! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Ishii staggers back into the corner, but he eggs Eddie on! Eddie CHOPS again! And again!

Ishii puts Eddie in the corner to CHOP and forearm over and over and over! Fans fire up as Eddie flops down! Ishii storms back up on Eddie, and Eddie CHOPS! Ishii snarls, Eddie CHOPS again! Ishii throws a forearm, Eddie wobbles, and Ishii CLUBS Eddie on the back! Eddie just gets pissed and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Ishii DECKS Eddie! Fans give another ovation as Ishii finally takes a moment to feel it all. Ishii goes back to Eddie to throw a forearm and fans are loving “BOTH THESE GUYS!” Eddie CHOPS again, then reels Ishii in! Ishii fights the saido with elbows, then suplexes Eddie high and hard!

Both men rise, gritting their teeth from the stinging red meat in their chests. Eddie gets to a corner and Ishii runs in, but Eddie dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And MACHINEGUN CHOPS!! Eddie tops it off with another CHOP and Ishii drops to a knee! Eddie then double underhooks for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Fans fire up again as Eddie powers up and drags Ishii up, DDT!! Eddie powers up his arm and he runs, to SLIDING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Ishii is still in this and Eddie scowls. Fans want more “CHOPS! CHOPS! CHOPS!” Eddie kicks at Ishii and mocks his stocky shape, but this is only annoying Ishii.

Eddie kicks Ishii more, and Ishii gets up. Eddie runs and BOOTS Ishii, but Ishii choke grips! Eddie CHOPS, but Ishii doesn’t budge! Eddie CHOPS, but Ishii snarls! Eddie CHOPS again, but Ishii doesn’t budge! Eddie knees low, whips Ishii to a corner, but Ishii comes back to run Eddie over! Fans fire up and Ishii drags Eddie back up. Ishii reels Eddie in but Eddie fights the saido! Eddie swings, but into the SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up again as Ishii gets back up. Eddie sits up, Ishii lines up the shot and KICKS Eddie in the back! Now Eddie’s mad! Eddie stands up, pulls off the wrist tape and SLAPS Ishii. Ishii SLAPS back!

They SLAP and SLAP and SLAP and fans are thunderous! Ishii ROCKS Eddie but he comes back with more shots! They just SLAP and SLAP and SLAP with these palm strikes, fast ‘n’ furious seven! Ishii ROCKS Eddie, ROCKS him again, then runs, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Eddie points at his arm, the ref checks him. Did Eddie try too hard against Ishii here? Ishii runs, but Eddie SWATS the lariat! Was Eddie faking!? EXPLODER!! But Ishii’s right up!? GERMAN SUPLEX! But Eddie’s right up! SAIDO!! But then Ishii rises again and LARIATS! Eddie somehow stays on his feet! Ishii comes back in, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men wobble then fall over!

Fans are thunderous as Ishii and Eddie both get to opposite ends. “This is Awesome!” as Ishii stands in the corner. Eddie shakes out the cobwebs and stands up in the other corner, and they both run at each other! DOUBLE LARIATS collide, both men stay up, but then Ishii DECKS Eddie! Ishii runs as Eddie rises, but Eddie FALLING LARIATS! Eddie gets Ishii up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO?!? Eddie can’t believe that, but he drags Ishii up and in. Ishii swings, into a HALF ‘N’ HALF, but Ishii’s up! Eddie LARIATS him down!! Cover, TWO!!! Eddie is beside himself but fans continue to rally!

Eddie stands, powers up, and he wants Ishii to rise. Ishii stands, but SWATS the Uraken to ENZIGURI! Ishii runs, and LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives, Ishii drags him back up, but Eddie ENZIGURIS! Ishii wobbles, rebounds, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives again, but Ishii roars! Ishii drags Eddie up, suplexes, but Eddie fights it! Eddie wrenches out, but Ishii catches and spins him! Eddie suplexes, but Ishii fights it! URAKEN!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Eddie cannot believe it, and neither can Chicago! Eddie shrugs that off fast and drags Ishii up. Ishii SLAPS Eddie, Eddie SLAPS back! Ishii HEADBUTTS, Eddie URAKENS!

Ishii HEADBUTTS again!! Ishii reels Eddie in, but Eddie suplexes for a NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, Eddie wins!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall

The Mad King wins, and he ties things up with Ishii 1-1! Eddie still shows respect to Ishii for giving him that war, and he gets the fans to join in on that. Ishii stands and staggers his way out of the ring. When and where will we get the insanely physical tiebreaker for this series?

 

Casino Ladder Match: Claudio Castagnoli VS Wheeler Yuta VS Penta El Zero M VS Rey Fenix VS Rush VS Andrade El Idolo VS Dante Martin VS ???

An interesting “hand” for this match. It’s every man for himself, but we have two members of the Blackpool Combat Club, both Lucha Brothers and two members of La Faccion Ingobernable! Angel Dorado and the mysterious “Joker” are the real wild cards in this, but who will earn that future AEW World Championship match?

First out is the ROH Pure Champion, Wheeler Yuta, and the Immortal Firebird, Rey Fenix! We saw in Dynamite’s Fatal 4 Way sampler that Yuta could find his way around #ANIMO, but will things be different now that it’s anything goes? The bell rings, fans are fired up and Fenix CHOPS! Yuta forearms, Fenix CHOPS, Yuta CHOPS, Fenix forearms, Yuta forearms, then Fenix gets the edge with forearms! Fenix puts Yuta in a corner and CHOPS him! Yuta ROCKS Fenix back with forearms, then a CHOP! Yuta kicks, Fenix blocks and spins him to BLINDSIDE FOREARM! Fenix puts Yuta on the corner and Tiger Feints the legs out!

Yuta hits buckles, Fenix goes corner to corner to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up and Fenix goes out after a ladder! Fenix sets the ladder against railing then fetches Yuta. Fenix brings Yuta up top and fans fire up! Yuta fights whatever Fenix is trying, he throws elbows down, then SHOVES Fenix! Fenix clips the ladder, then Yuta DIVES! Direct hit and Fenix is put on the ladder! Yuta gets the ladder into the ring but the countdown is here! The third man is… EL TORO BLANCO, RUSH! Yuta sets the ladder up and hurries up while Rush has to take off his entrance gear! Rush swaggers down the ramp as Fenix trips Yuta up!

Fenix and Yuta brawl again, Yuta throws Fenix out and climbs again! Rush gest in, drags Yuta down, then shoves the ladder aside. Rush ROCKS Yuta, folds up the ladder and puts it in a corner. Yuta ROCKS Rush, CHOPS him, ROCKS him, but Rush OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Yuta onto the ladder! Yuta writhes but Fenix gets on the apron, only for Rush to run and HEADBUTT Fenix down! Fans are torn as Rush fires up and builds speed. Rush FLIES and takes out Fenix at the ramp! Rush then whips Fenix into railing, and more railing! Rush snapmares Fenix and gathers up camera cable to LASH Fenix! But the countdown is back! The fourth man is… ANDRADE EL IDOLO!

LFI is now at full power in this match, and Rush sets up some ladders. Andrade takes his time putting his entrance attire aside as Rush ELBOWS Yuta. Rush sets a ladder up in the ring, but he decides not to climb. Andrade gets in, LFI fist bump, then Andrade and Rush set another ladder up as a bridge between the ropes and the main ladder. LFI goes out after Fenix and Rush ROCKS him! Andrade CHOPS Yuta, Rush POSTS Fenix, and then LFI gets another ladder? They set this ladder up as a bridge between ring and railing. Rush RAMS Fenix into the side of it! LFI gets in the ring, and both men climb up. But Fenix and Yuta both get in!

Yuta YANKS Rush down but Andrade kicks Fenix away! Yuta joins Andrade up top and they brawl! Andrade SMACKS Yuta off the top, but decides not to get the poker chip. He SUPER SUNSET BOMBS Yuta on the ladder bridge! Fans lose their minds and the countdown is back already! The fifth man is… CLAUDIO GADDAM CASTAGNOLI! The ROH World Champion CLOBBERS Rush, checks on Yuta, then hurries into the ring. Chicago is thunderous for Claudio as he puts the ladder bridge all the way into the main ladder. Claudio uses that as a quick way to get up the main ladder, but he sees Andrade go up the other side.

Claudio swings around the ladder to grab at Andrade’s legs. Andrade kicks but can’t get free, and Claudio decides to lift the ladder construct! Andrade clings to the ladder, as Claudio now uses the ladder that juts out from the side as a pivot point! Andrade is oddly parallel to the floor with this as Claudio keeps lifting! Claudio tips the ladder sideways and Andrade falls to the floor!! Fans are thunderous for the Swiss Superman as he resets things, but here comes the sixth man… DANTE MARTIN! The #INHUMAN joins in just as Fenix and Claudio fight over the same ladder. They decide to rush Dante, but he jumps OVER the ladder!

Wait, the other ladder is going rogue! It is falling over! Dante avoids getting bashed by it, then he waistlocks Claudio. Claudio shrugs Dante off, steps over the fallen ladder to corner Fenix with the other! Dante kicks the ladder to jam Fenix, then he springboard stomps it to jam Claudio’s hands! Dante fires off kicks, then he spots Fenix as he slips free. Fenix rushes in, Dante jumps over, and Claudio TOSSES Fenix out! Dante dumps Claudio out, and fans fire up as Dante goes to the apron. But Yuta slips in and stands a ladder up under the poker chip! Dante sees that, springboards and gets up ahead of Yuta! Yuta scrambles to yank Dante down!

Dante blocks Yuta’s kick and spins him to DROPKICK him down! Dante hurries to run, but into a pop-up! Dante uses that to get up on the ladder! Claudio hurries to bring Dante back down, but Dante RANA- NO! Claudio fights that, only for Dante to RANA Claudio and himself out of the ring! They both hit the floor and fans fire up as the ladder tips over! The countdown is back and the seventh man is of course PENTA! Fans fire up for all the pyro and Penta rushes in! DESTROYER on the ramp for Dante!! Then Rush runs in, into a SLINGBLADE! Fans are thunderous and Penta gets in the ring!

Yuta runs in but Penta throws him into a headstand on the corner! SUPERKICK! Yuta flops to the floor but Claudio EuroUppers Penta! Claudio whips Penta to a corner, but Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER! Penta fires up and so do the fans! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs in, Claudio puts him on the apron, and Penta GAMANGIRIS! Andrade ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Penta, then fireman’s carries to aim for the ladder bridge! Penta fights free, brings Andrade to the bridge, but Rush rushes in! Fenix TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICKS Rush down! Penta and the fans shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta gives Andrade a DESTROYER to the ladder!!

Fans lose their minds but that’s not the end! Fenix has Rush on a table, goes to the post, FROG SPLASH through the table!! The Lucha Brothers just took out LFI and fans are loving it! The BCC meanwhile work together to get a ladder back up under the poker chip. They both climb, but Dante springboards back into the picture! He lands on Claudio’s back and climbs up! Yuta and Dante brawl at the very top! But wait! Who are these guys in masks and jackets?! They tip over the ladder and both Dante and Yuta crash down! One of them mugs Claudio in the corner! Fans boo but there’s another who mugs Alex Abrahantes, and still another that took out Jose the Assistant!

Claudio gets sent into railing! And then Dante! And then Yuta! A fifth masked man climbs the ladder to grab the poker chip! Fans boo but the man on the ladder reveals himself! It’s STOKELY HATHAWAY!? And then the others are Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, W. Morrissey and the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten! Stokely’s stable just stole the prize, right as “The Joker” is about to come out! It’s… Uh, well, the song is The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil, and it’s another man in a mask! Kind of a devilish mask. Is he going to take the mask off? NOPE, he wags his finger at us all instead. Stokely and “the devil” leave with the poker chip, who just stole the title shot?

Winner: “The Devil” (earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity)

 

AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Finals: The Elite VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy!

Once upon a time, “The Elite” included Hangman Adam Page. That’s even how All Elite Wrestling began. But things like time, money, power, fame, success and even failure change people. Hangman originally wanted to stay out of this tournament, rejecting the offer from his old friends, the Young Bucks. But when Hangman’s new friends, John Silver & Alex Reynolds, needed help, he couldn’t leave them hanging. But will there still be hang-ups between Hangman and The, Elite, the the Elite?

“And now… He is 2-0 since returning to AEW from a 277 day absence. Even though Hangman was the number one pick of the Young Bucks, he was the number one wrestler in the 2018 and 2021 PWI 500. He is Kevin Nash’s new favorite wrestler, and some might say he is Will Ospreay’s favorite, as well. Will Ospreay has taken his ball and gone home while he is still here. He is appearing in his first PPV since November’s Full Gear. Here tonight in Chicago, he could become the first wrestler to hold three AEW titles, and represent both Winnipeg, Manitoba and NOOORTH~, CAROLINA! He is… KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEGAAAAA~!”

So needless to say, the introductions are made, and the trios titles are on display as one way or another, we crown NEW champions in AEW!

The trios sort out and Hangman starts against Nick Jackson. Fans fire up for The Elite as Nick and Hangman circle. They tie up, Hangman gets the arm, wrenches to a wristlock, but Nick wrenches back. Hangman uses the ropes to flip through and break the wristlock. Hangman wrenches and hammerlocks to headlock, but Nick powers out, only for Hangman to run him over! Fans fire up and things speed up, Hangman whips Nick but Nick hurdles. Nick handsprings, Hangman kips up and ducks the screw high kick! Nick ducks the lariat, and the fans cheer the standoff! Nick and Hangman shake hands to show there’s still respect here.

Matt calls to Nick and Nick gives him the tag. Hangman tags in Reynolds and now Matt and Reynolds tie up. Reynolds wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Matt rolls and kips up to wrench back. Matt wristlocks, Reynolds rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Reynolds headlocks for a takeover but Matt headscissors. Reynolds kips free and fans cheer this standoff. Reynolds offers a handshake of good sportsmanship, but Matt SPITS at him! Seems Matt doesn’t care that Hangman is their mutual friend. Fans boo Matt but Reynolds tackles him and fires off hands! The ref reprimands the closed fists and he drags Reynolds away.

Reynolds is still heated but Matt cools off. Matt apologizes for the spit, and they tie up again. Reynolds headlocks, Silver tags in as Matt powers out, and Reynolds holds ropes. Silver hits Matt in his lower back! The Elite gets mad at Silver, and even Hangman questions targeting the notoriously bad back of Matt Jackson. Silver KICKS Matt in the back! And then the Dark Order boys stomp away on Matt! The Elite and Hangman all get in to stop that! Fans boo as Hangman tells his new friends they’re going too far. Hangman has Silver tag him in, and then Hangman helps Matt up. Matt gets mad at Hangman but Hangman tries to explain.

Matt storms off and tags in Omega. Fans fire up as we get these two meeting again! Omega talks with Hangman about it, but Hangman knows to keep this between them. Fans are thunderous for “COWBOY SH*T!” as Omega and Hangman tie up! They break, circle and fire themselves up. They tie up, go around, and Omega puts Hangman in a corner. Hangman powers Omega back but Omega puts Hangman in the Cowboy corner. Silver tags in, he CLUBS Omega, then Silver wrenches to YANK the arm! Silver grinds Omega down while fans rally for “JOHNNY HUNGY!” Tag to Reynolds, Reynolds CLUBS Omega’s arm then RAMS him into buckles!

Reynolds wrenches Omega’s arm, tags Silver, and they double wrist Omega to double drop toehold! They then double basement dropkick! Silver wrenches Omega’s arm, Hangman tags in as Silver YANKS the arm, and Hangman has Silver stand down again. Reynolds argues with Hangman that they’re trying to win, how can they go easy on their opponents? Hangman goes to Omega, but Omega puts Hangman on the ropes to CHOP! Omega asks him what the heck with the shoulder, but Hangman CHOPS Omega back! Omega fires off haymakers on Hangman and whips. Hangman reverses and BOOTS Omega! Then scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM!

Hangman kips up and fans fire up now that Hangman is taking this seriously. Matt talks trash, so Hangman DECKS him! Hangman runs and triangle jumps, but Omega moves and Nick SUPERKICKS Hangman down! Omega drags Hangman out and drapes him, for Nick to SWANTON! Matt builds speed to WRECK the Dark Order, and then he holds the ropes for Nick to FLY and take them out! Fans fire up as Omega puts Hangman back in. Omega tags Matt, Matt goes up the corner, and Matt MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Matt is frustrated but he drags Hangman back up. Fans rally as Matt CLUBS Hangman.

Matt snapmares Hangman down, tags Nick, SLINGSHOT SENTON FIST DROP COMBO! Nick stomps Hangman, kicks him to the Elite corner, then RAMS his shoulder in! And again! And again! Tag to Matt, then tag to Omega. The Bucks bring Hangman out to double whip, and they drop toehold GUTBUSTER! Omega runs, KOTARO KRUSHER GUTBUSTER! Then Matt runs in, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Nick DECKS Silver, Omega covers, TWO! Omega drags Hangman up while fans rally, and Omega CLUBS Hangman. Omega bumps Hangman off Nick’s boot, then JABS away on Hangman.

Omega wrenches Hangman, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Except Hangman does! Hangman BLASTS the Bucks, dodges Omega and fireman’s carries for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Fans fire up and Hangman crawls for his corner, hot tags to Silver and Matt! Johnny Hungy rallies on Matt! Silver whips, Matt holds ropes and tosses Silver out! Silver lands on the feet, Matt ROCKS him, then goes to the corner. But Silver intercepts with a GAMANGIRI! Then he CANNONBALLS Brandon Cutler, CLOBBERS Omega, BOOTS Michael Nakazawa and- PENALTY KICK from Nick!

Hangman runs in but Nick shoulders into him! Nick slingshot FACEBUSTERS Hangman, then handsprings to the apron to MOONSAULT, but Silver dodges! Silver kicks, suplexes, and Reynolds DIVES to add onto the BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Silver gets back in the ring, runs at Matt on the ropes and BOOTS him from behind! Then torture rack for the SPIN DOCTOR SLAM! Cover, Omega breaks it in time! Reynolds kicks and throws Omega out hard, then he and Silver drag Matt up. Reynolds CLUBS Matt, CLUBS him again, and both he and Silver double suplex! Matt fights it with all his might, to DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!

Matt grimaces and fans rally up as he crawls for the corner. Hot tag to Omega! Omega goes up the corner and CROSSBODIES Silver down! But Reynolds runs in, only to get a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Hangman runs in, SNAP DRAGON! Silver fights and arm-drags the full nelson to kick, KICK and SUPERKICK! Silver deadlift suplexes, but Omega slips off! SNAP DRAGON!! Omega finishes the hat trick, Nick BOOTS Reynolds away, and then clotheslines Silver! Matt forearm smashes Silver, and Omega- Misses as Silver moves! Hangman clotheslines Omega while Reynolds drags Matt out! Silver tags Reynolds, Reynolds clotheslines!

Silver forearm smashes, GAMANGIRIS, then feeds to the ROLLING ELBOW! ENZIGURI! STUNNER! GERMAN! JACKKNIFE, TWO!!! Omega escapes with nanoseconds left on the count! Fans are thunderous but Reynolds and Hangman drag Omega up. “This is Awesome!” as they lift Omega. Silver runs but the Bucks trip him and drag him out! Omega escapes the lift and the Bucks SUPERKICK Hangman and Reynolds! Omega aims at Silver, V-TRIGGER! Silver flops out and Omega kneels. Fans fire up and start the Terminator drums! Omega builds speed and FLIES to take out the Good, the Bad AND the Hungy!!

Fans are thunderous as Omega puts Reynolds back in. Tag to Matt, Matt stalks Reynolds and reels him in. Matt puts one out, brings Reynolds up, but Reynolds RANAS Matt into the DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Omega and Nick freak out, but then Hangman and Silver yank them down! Reynolds gives Matt a HELLUVA KICK! BACKSTABBER! Hangman is up top, ARIHARA MOONSAULT for Nick! Hangman gets in, as does Silver! Fans fire up as Hangman and Reynolds lift Matt now! Silver runs, PENDULUM BOMB!! Cover, Nick SWANTONS it apart! Fans are thunderous as everyone is down all over ringside!

Nick pushes Hangman out, fans hope these trios “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! Nick runs at Silver in a corner, SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! FOREARM! BULL- NO! Reynolds SUPERKICKS Nick! But then Matt SUPERKICKS Reynolds! Silver SUPERKICKS Matt! The teams stagger about, DOUBLE DOUBLE LARIATS! All four men stay up, QUADRUPLE SUPERKICK SQUARE!! Everyone hits the man to their right!! All four men are down and the fans are electric! A standing count starts on Matt and Reynolds, but fans are rallying for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Hangman and Omega step in!

The ref says they have to stand down, they’re not legal! Omega and Hangman look at the ref, then at each other, then at their teammates. Omega drags Matt to the Elite corner while Hangman gets Reynolds to the Cowboy corner! Omega and Hangman tag in, and now this can go down! Fans get on their feet as both men get forehead to forehead. The forearms and haymakers start flying! Omega gets the edge, runs, but into a BOOT! Hangman runs, into an ELBOW! Omega reels Hangman in, GERMAN SUPLEX! But Hangman lands on his feet! Hangman spins, ROLLING- V-TRIGGER!! Omega hits first, then underhooks for a TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Chicago is electric again as Omega goes to a corner. “This is Awesome!” as Omega climbs, and Hangman slowly stands. Hangman trips Omega up! Hangman then climbs up after him, for a scoop and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!! Cover, TWO!??! Hangman doesn’t let that stop him, he throws off his elbow pads and goes to the apron! Hangman locks ‘n’ loads, slingshots, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! But then he reloads on the other apron, only for Matt to creep over. Matt says don’t do it, but Hangman jumps, so Matt anchors his foot! Hangman kicks Matt away, so Omega eggs Hangman on! Hangman slingshots, but Omega drops! NICK STEALS BUCKSHOT!!

Nick sits Hangman up, Matt joins him, B T E TRIGGER!! Omega covers, Reynolds breaks it!! Nick drags Reynolds up to throw him out, and Matt tells Omega he has to finish this! Hangman is on the ropes, Omega prays to God for forgiveness on this, because he takes aim! BANG and Omega runs the ropes, but Hangman drops! Silver GAMANGIRIS Omega, and then gets in to waistlock! Omega resists the lift, switches, and then the Bucks get in! Only for Reynolds to trip them both and drag them out! Silver victory rolls Omega, TWO!! Omega escapes again, but Silver mule kicks, shouts out Mr. Brodie, but Omega V-TRIGGERS!! Then the Electric Chair Lift!

The Bucks now keep Reynolds out of the ring, but Silver victory rolls the lift!! Reynolds holds the Bucks back again, TWO!??!?! Omega escapes by a single nanosecond! And he gets Silver in a waistlock, but Silver elbows free! Silver waistlocks, Hangman slingshots, but Omega ducks! BUCKSHOT HITS SILVER! The Bucks CLOBBER Hangman and Omega covers Silver, THE ELITE WIN!!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (INAUGURAL AEW World Trios Champions)

Cutler jumps right in with the cold spray, but Chicago is red hot! Callis celebrates with Omega and the Bucks while Hangman is furious! The Elite will have their names forever etched in time as the first-ever AEW World Trios Champions, and Omega is a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER in AEW! How will this new round of success for them, and failure for Hangman, change things this time around?

 

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

#ThatBitch is still undefeated at 36-0, but the Fallen Goddess did point out that streak has been stretched out over two whole years. The numbers don’t lie, and the truth of the matter is, this one has been a long time coming! Will Jade’s streak continue through this already historic night? Or will Athena go all out to finally stop the storm?

Athena makes her entrance with new bionic wings, since Jade smashed the old pair. And speaking of smash, Jade comes out cosplaying as She-Hulk! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and tonight, we see the difference between 37-0 and 36-1!

Athena CALF KICKS Jade at the bell! Jade stays up but Athena DROPKICKS her again! And again! Jade drops to a knee, swings, but Athena dodges to run and METEORA! Fans fire up with Athena and she goes to the corner! Athena climbs but Jade ROCKS her first! Athena CLUBS Jade in return and Jade clutches her shoulder. Athena adjusts, aims, O FACE!!! Cover, The Baddies drag Athena out!! The ref reprimands but Athena is pissed! Kiera says it was Leila but Leila says it was Kiera, when we know it was both of them! Athena doesn’t care, though, she SHOTGUNS Leila into railing, then chases Kiera away!

Athena gets in the ring while Kiera shouts to Jade! Athena hops on, CODE- NO, Jade brings Athena through the legs! But Athena mule kicks and runs! Into a POP-UP SAMOAN DROP! Jade kips up and fans fire up! But Athena kips up!? Jade SPEARS Athena! Cover, TWO!! Jade is frustrated but fans rally behind her. Athena goes to a corner, Jade dribbles and runs in, and she DUNKS on Athena! Jade talks trash but Athena ROCKS Jade! Jade UPPERCUTS Athena, TOSSES her across the ring, and fans fire up! Jade drags Athena up, reels her in, and underhooks the arms. But Athena trips Jade, jackknifes, TWO as Jade bridges!

Jade turns Athena, lifts, but Athena slips out! Jade runs, Athena dodges and follows, springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Athena is a bit shocked but the fans are fired up! Athena goes back to the corner and climbs back up. Jade slowly rises as Athena aims at her. O FACE- NO! Athena catches Athena into chicken wings! But Athena slips out to FACEBUSTER! And SUPERKICK! And then a suplex, for an OSAKA STREET CUTTER! Not quite the O Face but Athena covers, TWO!! Jade is still in this and Athena is annoyed but fans fire up more! Athena goes to the corner again and climbs back up as fans rally.

Kiera grabs at Athena so Athena MULE KICKS her! Jade runs in, the boot is put on the ropes! Athena O’Conner Rolls, ONE! Athena runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and springboards into a BOOT!! Jade chicken wings, to JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!

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

And still undefeated! Though, give The Baddies some big assists, because that first O Face would’ve got her. Will anyone be able to get anywhere close to defeating Jade even once?

 

Backstage interview with CM Punk and Ace Steel.

The Best in the World is walking Larry as he arrives and Alex Marvez has a question the world wants to know: Is Punk 100% healthy going into this world title match with Jon Moxley? Punk chuckles, and asks Ace if Punk’s ever been 100% going into a fight. Ace confirms, no he has not. Sure, Moxley has an easy target in the left foot. But what Moxley doesn’t know is that he isn’t fighting Punk, he’s fighting Ace. He’s fighting Larry, the firemen, the paramedics, everyone at Wormhole Coffee providing that sweet caffeine so people like the Chicago Teacher of the Year, Nora Flannagan, can get up and do her job.

Moxley is fighting Chicago, the city that works. Mox beat Punk once, but he isn’t doing it twice! Punk may love Chicago and Chicago may love Punk, but will Mox not give an F and just break Punk’s other foot while he’s at it?

 

Six Man Tag: FTR & Wardlow VS Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns!

Part of the Pinnacle reunites to humble the self-proclaimed Four Horsemen of Impact! Or is it Honor now? Either way, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood and The Maestro of Mayhem aren’t going to let Lethal, Sabin, Shelley, Sonjay or Satnam think they can just do and say whatever they want. Will the Pinnacle be back on top? Or will the #JMCMG make quite the impact in Chicago?

As if they aren’t obnoxious enough, Lethal makes sure the world sees Sonjay’s new “Fight like an 8 Year Old BRAT” shirt, mockingly based on Dax’s inspirational story about his own daughter. But speaking of, little Finlay Harwood comes out with her dad and “Uncle Cash” as they join Wardlow on stage. Chicago cheers as Finlay hugs Wardlow, Cash and Papa Dax before heading to the back. Will #FTWAR win this one for that same little eight year old girl?

The trios sort out and Wardlow starts against Lethal. Fans chant “WARD~LOW! WARD~LOW!” as he stares down with Lethal. Lethal circles around Wardlow but Wardlow doesn’t even move. Fans chant, “DETROIT SUCKS!” at MCMG, but then Lethal SPITS at Wardlow! Wardlow chuckles and swings, but Lethal ducks,  dodges, wrenches, dodges again, but Wardlow back suplexes! Lethal lands on his feet, shoots for a leg, but Wardlow holds him off. Wardlow gut wrenches, Lethal trips him! Lethal steps through, but Wardlow kicks at him. Lethal switches legs, then switches again, then jackknifes, only for Wardlow to roll through!

Lethal scrambles away but Wardlow reels him back in! MCMG get in but Wardlow shoves Lethal away and they back off! Wardlow dares someone to try something but they all stay back. Lethal goes to the corner, tags in Chris Sabin, and Sabin wants someone from FTR. Fans continue to chant, “DETROIT SUCKS!” but Wardlow tags in Dax. Dax and Sabin circle, tie up, then break. They go again, break, then tie up again. Dax wrenches, wristlocks, but Sabin rolls, spins, handsprings, kips up, and wrenches to step over and arm-drag! Dax stands up but Sabin soaks up the cheers and jeers. Sabin offers a handshake but then pie faces Dax!

Dax shoves Sabin so Sabin SLAPS Dax! Dax SLAPS Sabin! Shelley gets in but so does Cash! FTR and MCMG shove each other, but the ref tells them all to stand down! Only one in at a time! Fans rally for FTR, but Cash and Shelley stand down. Dax and Sabin reset and tie up, then Dax headlocks. Sabin powers out, Dax runs him over, and things keep moving! Sabin hurdles but Dax JABS, JABS and DECKS Sabin! Shelley jumps in but Dax DECKS him, too! Dax whips, Sabin reverses but Dax reverses back to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Sabin flounders but Dax glares at Sonjay and his insulting shirt! Dax slips out to chase Sonjay!

Sonjay runs to the ramp, avoids Cash, slides into the ring but then right out of it! Dax is a few steps behind so he slides into the ring, only for Sabin to fireman’s carry! Dax slips off to waistlock but Shelley waistlocks Dax! Dax switches with Shelley but Sabin keeps Shelley anchored! Shelley reels Sabin in so Sabin can give Dax a CUTTER! Fans are torn but Sabin tags Shelley. MCMG split the wishbone! Shelley tells Dax to suck it, then he pushes him around. Shelley puts Dax in the corner, grinds his forearms in, but Dax CHOPS back! Dax reels Shelley in for a BIG back suplex! Dax drags Shelley over, tags in Cash, and FTR double whip to DOUBLE HAYMAKER!

Dax lifts Cash to assisted ATOMIC LEG DROP, brother! Cash covers, Sabin breaks it! Sabin scrambles away but Cash keeps on Shelley. Shelley JAWBREAKERS, but Cash CHOPS back! Cash EuroUppers Shelley down, then drags him over to tag in Wardlow. Wardlow kicks Shelley low, drags him up, but Shelley CHOPS! Wardlow doesn’t budge! Wardlow choke grips Shelley, but then Sabin springboards in! Wardlow catches Sabin with a choke grip! DOUBLE CHOKE- NO! MCMG fight free, double kick and double wrench to double back elbow! MCMG double suplex, but Wardlow fights that to DOUBLE SUPLEX MCMG! Fans fire up and Wardlow tags Dax!

Dax drags Shelley around, steps through, and has the SHARPSHOOTER! Sonjay distracts the ref, Cash rushes after him but Lethal gets in to handspring! LETHAL- NO, Dax blocks the injection! Dax spins Lethal around to reel him in, but Sabin returns to ENZIGURIS Dax! Lethal SUPERKICKS Dax, then Shelley rolls him up! TWO!! Shelley drags Dax away, stands on Dax’s arm, and Shelley eggs Cash on before he STOMPS the arm! Shelley tags Sabin, MCMG double whip and atomic drop! Dropkick to the leg, rolling chancery, and basement dropkick! The DREAM SEQUENCE! Fans are torn again as Sabin covers, TWO!

Sabin drags Dax over, tags Lethal, and they stomp away on Dax. Lethal bumps Dax off buckles, then ROCKS him with a right. Dax CHOPS back! Lethal CHOPS, so Dax CHOPS again! Lethal CHOPS! Dax CHOPS! Lethal goes for a leg, Dax steps over and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Lethal RAMS Dax to the corner, Shelley and Sabin hold Dax in! They all mug Dax, Lethal tags Sabin in and they mug Dax more. Sabin bumps Dax off buckles, digs his boot in, and Shelley adds in! The ref counts, MCMG lets off at 4. Tag to Shelley, he swaggers over to Dax and wrenches the arm. Sabin gets in, MCMG double whip corner to corner!

Sabin whips Shelley in, Dax dodges and then traps Shelley! Sabin runs in, but Dax dodges and the BOOT hits Shelley! Dax crawls but Sabin hurries after him! Sabin drags Dax away but Dax BOOTS Sabin into Shelley! Hot tag to Cash! Cash rallies on MCMG, spins Shelley and UPPERCUTS! Cash whips, Shelley reverses, but Cash KNEES him! Shelley is in a corner, Cash UPPERCUTS and CHOPS, then whips to LARIAT! Cash then fireman’s carries, but Shelley fights out! ROLLING ELBOW! Shelley cravats but Cash denies him Sliced Bread! Cash reels Shelley into a Gory Especial, and a GORY BOMB! Cover, Sabin & Lethal break it!

Wardlow CLOBBERS Lethal & Sabin! Cash clotheslines Lethal out, then clotheslines Sabin! Sabin doesn’t go up and over that easy but Cash powers him up and out! Cash runs at Shelley but into BOOTS! Shelley runs in to dropkick the legs out! Cash flounders and hobbles but Shelley gets the leg. Shelley brings Cash over, trips him, and he has Lethal drag Cash into the corner to SLAM the leg into the post! And then again! Sabin SLAMS the leg, too! The ref reprimands everyone and fans boo while the ref has to keep Dax back now. Shelley eggs Dax on but Wardlow gets Dax to the corner. Lethal gets a cheap shot to Cash’s leg!

Shelley grabs the leg, Cash CLUBS Shelley, but Sabin gets the bad leg to DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! The ref reprimands Sabin but Shelley DRAPING DRAGON SCREWS the other leg! The ref has his hands full as Shelley puts the left leg in the ropes now. MCMG coordinate, DROPKICK to the right leg and a KNEE DROP to the left! Lethal tags in, he drags Cash around, and he steps through for the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!! Cash endures while fans duel and “WOO~!” Dax and Wardlow coach Cash and Cash’s shoulders are both down. TWO as Cash sits up, and Cash reaches out! Sabin keeps the rope away but the ref reprimands!

Sabin lets go, Cash fights over and gets the ROPEBREAK! Lethal drags Cash around and tags in Shelley. Lethal anchors the leg so Shelley can stomp it! Shelley then has a standing toehold. Cash kicks with his free leg, but Shelley reels him in. Cash elbows Shelley, reaches out, but has to elbow again. Shelley reels Cash in but Cash switches and mule kicks the leg out! But Cash EuroUppers Shelley hard! Shelley tags Sabin, but Cash fireman’s carries for a FLIPPING BACKBREAKER! But it’s on his bad leg! Fans rally up as Cash and Sabin crawl, hot tags to Lethal and Wardlow! The War Dog rallies on JMCMG!

SPINEBUSTER for Lethal! SPINEBUSTER for Shelley! And a SPINEBUSTER for Sabin! Wardlow roars and Chicago is fired up! Wardlow fireman’s carries Lethal to F10!! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow drags Lethal up, brings him over, but MCMG trips up FTR! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Wardlow grabs MCMG but Sonjay distracts the ref! The ref misses Satnam ROCK Wardlow with that big fist! Lethal sunset flips, TWO!! Lethal reels Wardlow in to BOOT, then MCMG get in! BOOT ENZUGIRI COMBO! Shelley then holds the ropes open for Sabin to DIVE onto FTR! Fans fire up and Lethal has Wardlow. Lethal and Shelley put Wardlow in the Tree of Woe!

Lethal runs to basement dropkick! Shelley runs to basement dropkick! And Sabin LEAPING DROPKICKS! Wardlow flops out of the Tree, MCMG drags him to the drop zone! Lethal is up top, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and fans fire up! Lethal coordinates with MCMG, they KICK, SOBAT and SUPERKICK! Dax gets in to ROCK Shelley but Sabin ROCKS Dax! Dax kicks back, gets Sabin up, REBOUND POWERBOMB! Cash is in, Shelley runs into the BIG RIG!! Lethal runs, he handsprings, DOUBLE LETHAL INJECTION! Lethal aims at Wardlow, but Wardlow HEADBUTTS, then winds up to LARIAT!!

Fans are thunderous as the straps come down! Wardlow gets Lethal up and reels him in! POWERBOMB!! Sonjay and Satnam are freaking out while the fans want the second verse! Wardlow conducts the fans, and says yes, the second verse is the same as the first! POWERBOMB!! But of course, the fans want another! Wardlow drags Lethal up and brings him back in, THE THIRD POWERBOMB! Then the roll right into the FOURTH!! Cover, FTWAR wins!!

Winners: FTR & Wardlow, by pinfall

It was a war, but as soon as Wardog got rolling, there was no stopping him! The AEW TNT Champion stands tall with the IWGP, AAA & ROH World Tag Team Champions. But wait, MCMG regroups, and both Sonjay and Satnam join them! That’s 4v3, but wait! SAMOA JOE is here!! The ROH World Television Champion has Chicago chanting his name as he storms down to the ring! Satnam stands in his way, but get a BELT to the gut! And then to his back! Joe smiles, then shoves Sonjay into the ring! Sonjay begs for mercy but little Finlay runs out to the ring! Cash helps her into the ring, and she steps right up to Sonjay! She breaks his pencil!!

Sonjay then turns around, into Dax’s BIG right hand! Finlay stands on Sonjay, the ref counts it, Finlay “wins,” too! Now that’s how you fight like an eight year old girl! Will FTR, Wardlow and Samoa Joe all shut up Lethal and his crew to then move on to bigger and better?

 

Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

Team Taz was strong until a run of losses cracked the foundations. The Absolute thought the Powerhouse was his friend, but the Powerhouse says he isn’t friends with punk ass losers. No longer a team, no longer friends, no longer avoiding each other, this match will happen! Will Starks show Hobbs why he was the FTW Champion and not Hobbs? Or will Hobbs show Starks whose to blame for them not being more than that?

Starks is coming in hot! He slides in, Hobbs rushes him but Starks dodges, and the bell rings in time for Starks to start firing off haymakers and body shots! Hobbs shoves Starks, Starks dodges and ROCKS Hobbs with big forearms! Hobbs shoves Starks again, Starks dodges again but Hobbs BODIES him at the ropes! Fans boo and Hobbs shouts, “You wanna see this? Look at him!” Hobbs CHOKES Starks on the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and then stalks Starks to a corner. Hobbs stomps Starks, the ref counts, but Hobbs lets off at 4. Hobbs soaks up the heat while fans rally for Ricky. Starks stands to ROCK Hobbs!

Hobbs KNEES low, fans duel now, and Hobbs suplexes Starks high and hard! Hobbs mocks the pose and fans boo more. Hobbs drags Starks up, but Starks JAWBREAKERS! Starks runs in, but Hobbs POSTS him! Starks flops to the floor hard! Hobbs goes out before the ring count gets going, and he drags Starks up to THROW him into railing! Hobbs drags Starks up, talks trash on the fans, then puts Starks in the ring. Starks flounders and Hobbs taunts the fans more. Hobbs drags Starks up, scoops him, and puts him on the top rope. The ref counts but Hobbs CLUBS away on Starks’ ribs! Hobbs lets off as the ref counts 3, then he drags Starks up!

Hobbs carries Starks around on his shoulder, but Starks slips off! Starks runs but into a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Hobbs is annoyed but he drags Starks into a neck wrench. The fans rally and duel while Starks endures as Hobbs leans on him. Starks fights up but Hobbs knees him low! Hobbs talks trash on the fans to help Starks, but Starks still endures. Hobbs drags Starks up by his head to SLAM him down! Fans boo but Hobbs smirks as he looms over Starks. Hobbs drags Starks up with one hand. Starks grabs at Hobbs, but Hobbs swings on him. Starks dodges, Hobbs hits buckles, and Starks fires off haymakers!

The fans fire up but the ref counts, so Starks whips. Hobbs reverses and runs in, but Starks dodges again to BACK ELBOW! Starks then hits a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs is still in this but Starks has evened things out! Starks drags Hobbs up and fans fire up. Starks reels Hobbs in, underhooks, but Hobbs back drops free! Starks lands on his feet, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS! Cover, Hobbs wins!!

Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall

That was so fast, even Hobbs might be surprised! But in the end, Starks could not overcome the Powerhouse. Will Will Hobbs crush the competition all the way to a championship?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed!

Two great teams are about to collide in Chicago! Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland joined forces, skyrocketed up the ranks and took these titles in a Triple Threat. Anthony Bowens & Max Caster are the winningest tag team and a homegrown AEW product who have been held back by bad luck. The champions challenged their challengers to leave the punchlines at home and bring only punches, but will this be where The Acclaimed finally punch their tickets and get the gold? Or will they have no choice but to #BaskInTheirGlory?

Caster starts up his rap, not caring what Swerve said! “Acclaimed gonna bring the scissors to the paper champions! Y’all’re so boring, man, it’s like I’m taking Ambien! Yo, lemme get a pillow. How you gonna put me in a match against Lizzo? All this talk about whose house? You can call me Daddy cuz I’m tellin’ you to move out! Yo, the belts need an update, we’ll leave you on the floor like the documents in Trump’s place!” Keith & Swerve ignore all this by having their backs to The Acclaimed. But then Bowens gets the mic to shout, “CHIIIIIICAAAGOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!!” Billy Gunn does indeed scissor with Bowens.

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and all jokes aside, we see who can get serious and bring the fight!

The teams sort out and Swerve starts against Bowens. They circle, Bowens avoids the leg pick and they reset. Fans sing for Keith, “OH~ Bask in this Glory~!” Bowens and Swerve approach, Bowens avoids the leg pick again and he waistlocks. Swerve fights up, Bowens SLAMS him back down. Bowens drags Swerve up and SLAMS him again. Fans change the song to, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Now Billy gets to conduct the crowd but Swerve and Keith are annoyed. Wait, Billy scissors a fan! The fans go nuts but Swerve fights up to trip Bowens to a toehold. Swerve grabs Bowens’ arm for an ARMBAR! Bowens flails and clasps hands!

Swerve shifts to get the leg again but Bowens rolls and stands up. Bowens wrenches out, whips Swerve to ropes, then hurdles to drop. Swerve jumps over and has the leg again to turn! Bowens uses that to get a cradle that then turns into a sit-down cover, TWO! Bowens hurries to get an Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Swerve trips Bowens, has the leg, but Bowens boots him away. Swerve handstand walks over Bowens while fans chant, “Whose House?” “DADDY’S HOUSE!” Swerve headscissors Bowens away! Bowens comes back, into a leg pick! Swerve tags Keith but Bowens gets away! Tag to Caster and fans fire up.

Caster and Keith stare down and Billy coaches Caster on. Keith and Caster tie up, Caster waistlocks and headlocks. Keith powers up but Caster grinds the hold. Keith powers out, they ram shoulders but Keith doesn’t budge. Keith shoves Caster but Caster rebounds to ram Keith! Now Keith moves, and that just annoys him. Caster runs, Keith hip tosses, but Caster handsprings through it! Caster taunts Keith with a shimmy and shake, and Keith applauds for it all. Then he runs in! Things speed up, Keith rolls over the drop down, then hurdles! Caster hurdles, stops himself with the ropes, and fans fire up! Billy applauds that one now.

Fans chant for Keith, Caster swings but Keith blocks! Caster tries to get around but Keith clinches. Caster fires off hands and a dropkick! Keith comes back to TOSS Caster to the corner! Caster BOOTS back and goes up, to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up and Keith is dizzy from that one! Keith frowns and Caster eggs him on. Keith and Caster reset, and they tie up! Keith whips Caster, Caster sunset flips, but Keith drags him up! Caster avoids the Grizzly Magnum and DROPKICKS! Keith staggers, Swerve rushes in but Bowens intercepts with a DROPKICK! Swerve tumbles out, and The Acclaimed DOUBLE DROPKICK Keith out!

Fans fire up as The Acclaimed stand tall! Caster and Bowens SCISSOR FINGER! Keith and Swerve are frustrated but they talk strategy. Keith gets back in the ring, he and Caster reset, and Caster offers a handshake. Keith accepts that, to then ROCK Caster with sucker punches! Keith knees Caster low, runs, and BLINDSIDE CROSSBODIES! Keith smirks as he covers, ONE!! Caster shows toughness, but Keith puts him in the corner. Fans taunt Keith, “YOU CAN’T SCISSOR!” as Keith tags Swerve. The champs mug Caster, Swerve snapmares and goes up for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve mocks Bowens’ scissoring then covers Caster, ONE!!

Swerve drags Caster back, tags Keith, and Swerve holds Caster open for Keith’s GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Caster falls over and clutches his stinging chest! Fans boo but Keith just looms over Caster. Keith RAMS Caster into the corner, RAMS his back, then hoists Caster up top. Fans chant, “We Want Scissors!” as opposed to tables, because at least scissoring is legal. Keith climbs up behind Caster while smirking at Billy. But Caster throws back elbows! Caster turns around, leaps, FLYING CUTTER?! Fans fire up as Caster and Keith crawl! Hot tags to Bowens and Swerve! The Five Tool Player rallies on Swerve! Bowens blocks a boot, spins, ripcords and NECKBREAKERS!

Fans fire up, but Swerve goes up and over Bowens. Bowens keep sup with Swerve, then goes the other way to spin and ROLLING ELBOW! Bowens DECKS Keith, reels Swerve in, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bowens is annoyed but he runs in, only for Swerve to dodge! Bowens BOOTS him away, goes up the corner, and leaps, but his leg gives out! Bowens crashes but Swerve runs in, into a mule kick! Swerve goes for the leg but Bowens shoves him away! Bowens KICKS, manages to run, and he hits a KOTARO KRUSHER! But the leg is bothering him, so Billy checks Bowens. Bowens doesn’t want this to end things, and fans don’t either! Fans rally as Bowens gets to a corner.

Bowens shakes the bad leg out, Swerve runs in and blocks the boots to put Bowens on the apron. Bowens’ leg jams and he falls to the floor! Fans boo Swerve showing no mercy but Swerve has been known to be cold-blooded. Billy helps Bowens stand and Caster is concerned. Swerve runs in to WRECK Bowens with a dropkick! Swerve and Billy stare down but the ref has them stand down. Swerve tells Billy to “SUCK IT!” because Swerve knows the game, too. Swerve drags Bowens away, KICKS the bad leg, then puts Bowens in the ring. Cover, ONE!! Swerve has the leg isolated and he drops a knee on it!

Fans rally, “Whose House?” “DADDY’S HOUSE!” but Swerve tags Keith. Swerve lifts Bowens up and Keith sets up, ASSISTED SHIN BREAKER! Bowens writhes and clutches the knee but Keith smirks at Caster and Billy. Keith SLAMS the leg on the mat, then SPLASHES on it! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally as Bowens toughs it out and crawls away. Keith dares Bowens to get up and Bowens stands in a corner. Keith SPLASHES Bowens, then keeps him standing up. GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Bowens sputters but Keith keeps him cornered. Keith then TOSSES Bowens across the ring! Fans are torn but Keith is shocked to see Bowens standing!

Bowens roars, gets his bad leg moving, and he runs in to fire off forearms! Keith pushes Bowens back but Bowens BOOTS! Bowens goes up, BOOTS again, and again, then leaps! FLYING BLOCKBUSTER!! Fans fire up as both men are down, and Bowens crawls to his corner! Hot tag to Caster! Fans fire up but Swerve runs in! Caster back drops him! Caster clotheslines Keith, clotheslines Swerve out, then clotheslines Keith again! Caster PLANCHAS onto Swerve! Caster gets back in the ring, goes up the corner, and CROSSBODIES Keith! Cover, TWO! Caster is frustrated but he fires back up with the fans.

Caster has Keith in a corner, but Keith shoves him away. Caster traps Keith, Bowens run sin to forearm smash! Caster elbows! Bowens forearm smashes again! Caster fireman’s carries?! No, Keith is too big! Keith runs, Swerve slides in, but Caster dodges and Keith POUNCES Swerve!! Uh oh! Caster CHOP BLOCKS Keith’s leg! Bowens manages to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!!! Keith survives and Billy is beside himself! Caster tags Bowens and fans rally for “A E DUB!” The Acclaimed drag Keith up but Keith HEADBUTS Bowens down! Keith choke grips and pushes Caster out of the ring!

Bowens hobbles up, he elbows Keith, ROCKS him, CHOPS him, but he can’t plant for the superkick! Keith sweeps the leg! There’s no mercy in the Limitless Dojo! Keith goes up the corner?! Caster runs over to spring up after Keith! Caster CLUBS away on Keith but Keith hits back! They brawl, Bowens joins in! Fans fire up as The Acclaimed CLUB away, then GRIZZLY MAGNUM together! The Acclaimed goes to the very top, bring Keith up, but Swerve tags in before the DOUBLE SUPERPLEX! Swerve is up, KILL STOMPS for Bowens!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans are electric, but then Swerve STOMPS the bad leg!

Swerve drags Bowens around, steps around, HALF CRAB!! And he stomps away on Bowens’ head! But Caster is up top to MISSILE DROPKICK Swerve down! All four men are down and fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” Caster drags Bowens to the corner and tags himself in. Caster gets Swerve’s leg but Swerve sprawls to block. Swerve steps over, rolls, Caster rolls through, HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO!!?? Caster survives and Swerve is furious! Swerve hurries to a corner and he takes aim. Caster slowly rises, Swerve springboards, but Bowens trips him up! Bowens puts Swerve on the apron for Caster as Caster goes up top!

Bowens drapes Swerve out, DRAPING MIC DROP!! Double-edged for Bowens given his bad leg but Caster puts Swerve in. Caster helps Bowens in, but Keith returns! Keith CLOBBERS Caster, and GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Bowens! Billy gets on the apron and he shouts at Keith! Fans fire up for Daddy Ass but Keith tells him to get down. The ref also says Billy needs to get down. Caster aims, runs in, dodges the haymaker to CHOP, SUPERKICK, and fireman’s carry!! PLATINUM VALLEY DRIVER!! Hot tag to Bowens! Bowens fights through the pain to get Swerve up! THE ARRIVAL! Caster is up top again, for the MIC DROP!! Cover, Keith breaks it in time!?!

Fans are furious, how could that not be three?! But somehow it wasn’t, and this continues! Bowens pushes Keith out of the ring while fans call BS! Caster goes after Swerve at the apron and drags him up. Cater uses the scissors to slash the throat! But Swerve fireman’s carries for an APRON DEATH VALLEY!! Bowens drags Swerve in, but Swerve CHOPS the bad leg! Swerve switches, half nelsons, but Bowens hooks a leg to block the lift! Bowens switches but Swerve has a leg and laces through, BACKBREAKER! Tag to Keith on the run, but Bowens ROLLING ELBOWS Swerve! Bowens CHOPS Keith, ROCKS Swerve, repeat!

Swerve BOOTS, Keith fireman’s carries! Keith tosses Bowens, but Bowens’ leg gives out! And this time it’s a good thing, because Swerve’s ROUNDHOUSE hits Keith! Another miscue from the champions! Bowens SUPERKICKS Swerve, rolls Keith up, TWO!??! Keith escapes, Swerve runs in but Bowens trips him up in the ropes! DRAPING BLADERUNNER! Bowens fires up and fans are with him! Bowens runs, leaps up, but Keith blocks whatever he was going for, and spins Bowens around! Swerve gets up top, SPIRIT STOMPS!! Cover, Swerve & Keith win!

Winners: Swerve In Our Glory, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

That was an absolute epic! But in the end, the Shaq & Kobe of AEW took the win! The Acclaimed and the fans may not like it, but Billy steps into the ring to show he at least respects it. Keith offers scissor fingers, fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Billy accepts! The Acclaimed came the closest they’ve ever come, but will they get another chance down the line? Who will be next to step up and Swerve In Our Glory?

 

Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Toni Storm VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter!

Though she’s an incredible competitor, La Mera Mera is not invincible. Injury struck Thunder Rosa and put her on the sidelines, so now an interim champion must be crowned! Will the Lightning From Down Under strike her opponents down to finally have #ToniTime? Will the Full Metal Samurai become #TwoBeltsShida? Or will The Doctor and her assistant work together on this, even though it’s every woman for herself?

The introductions are made, the title is on display, and we see who will be waiting for Rosa’s return as interim champion!

The four stand off at the bell, but then of course Baker and Hayter fist bump! Britt goes after Shida while Hayter goes after Storm! They brawl, Britt whips but Shida reverses, only for Britt to slip out of the corner. Storm turns things around on Hayter, Shida is upset with Britt. Storm stomps away on Hayter then lets off to circle with Shida. Hayter CLUBS Shida and throws her out. Storm waistlocks Hayter but Hayter switches. Storm switches but Hayter switches back. They run to ropes, Storm bucks the O’Conner and runs in to SHOTGUN Hayter down! Fans fire up and Storm drags Hayter up to CLUB her down!

Storm UPPERCUTS, runs, but Britt trips Storm and drags her out. Fans boo as Britt CLUBS Storm but Shida CLUBS Britt! Shida gets in the ring but fans are fired up for Hayter. Shida runs in to KNEE Hayter, then she climbs up, only for Britt to grab Shida’s arm! Storm BOOTS Britt, Hayter Electric Chair lifts Shida, but Shida fights free. Shida rolls Hayter up but Storm sunset flips Shida! Britt ghost pins Storm, TWO, and Storm Oklahoma Rolls! Hayter rolls Storm but Shida rolls Hayter! Hayter rolls through to get a HALF CRAB! But Britt adds on the RINGS OF SATURN! Storm STOMPS Britt, tosses her out, then she ties up Hayter in an IRON OCTOPUS!

This is an octopus crab fusion and fans are fired up! But Britt returns to SUPERKICK Storm! Hayter is free and lets Shida go while Britt spells it out, “D! M! D!” Britt fires off on Shida, wrenches and Russian Leg Sweeps, but Shida rolls through! Britt ducks the knee, they run, SLINGBLADE for Shida! Britt kicks Storm, but no Fisherman Screw! Britt dodges Storm to SLINGBLADE again! Britt puts Storm in a corner but Shida fires off on Britt! Shida scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Britt tumbles out and Hayter ROCKS Shida! Hayter UPPERCUTS Shida, ELBOWS Storm, then ELBOWS Shida! ELBOW for Storm again and Hayter brings the two together.

Hayter CLUBS Shida and Storm, then hooks them up to DOUBLE SUPLEX them both! Fans fire up with Hayter and she runs, DOUBLE LARIATS! Shida flops out of the ring but Hayter CLUBS away on Storm! Hayter puts Storm against ropes, ROCKS her and CHOPS her, then whips. Storm holds ropes, Hayter runs in but is sent out hard! Storm runs to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! SLINGBLADE to the floor from Britt! But MISSILE DROPKICK off the steps from Shida! Shida fires up, she drags Britt up and RAMS her into railing! Rebel checks on Britt but Storm RAMS Hayter into railing on the far side!

Storm and Shida are in the ring now and fans rally up! Storm and Shida speed up, Storm ducks ‘n’ whips but Shida goes up and over! Shida rolls, scoops Storm but Storm arm-drags free! Shida arm-drags back, headlocks, but Storm slips out to headlock back. Shida powers out, Storm runs her over! Shida kips up but it’s a little wobbly. Storm and Shida go again, Shida runs Storm over, but Storm kips up! Shida is mad and the forearms start flying! They go back and forth, they both pull hair, but Rebel gets in! Rebel pushes them both and says they don’t stand a chance with Britt in the match. Shida & Storm DOUBLE HEADBUTT Rebel down!

Shida and Storm high-five, but Britt and Hayter BLINDSIDE both of them! They toss Shida out, RAM Storm into buckles, and then stomp her down. Britt stands on Storm’s head, then coordinates with Hayter to go after Shida. Shida throws body shots but gets mugged and thrown around. Hayter fireman’s carries Shida and runs her up the ramp! Hayter goes all the way to the stage before she DUMPS Shida! Britt brings the kendo stick, but decides to CURB STOMP Shida instead! The ref says that’s enough but Hayter says oh no~! What’s anyone going to do about it in this No Disqualification format?

Hayter and Britt leave Shida behind to go back to the ringside area. Medics check on Shida but Shida wants to get back in the ring. Hayter CHOKES Storm with wrist tape! Britt taunts Storm while fans boo. Hayter lets Storm go, then she and Britt brings Storm up. Hayter RAMS Storm into buckles, then Britt whips her in, but Storm BOOTS back! Storm drop toeholds Britt into buckles and goes up top to CROSSBODY Hayter! Cover, TWO! Storm drags Hayter up but Britt ROCKS Storm! Britt ROCKS Storm with more forearms, then she throws Storm down! Fans boo but Britt soaks it up, and Hayter digs her boots into Storm.

Hayter lets off on Storm and Britt gives toying kicks. Chicago likes Hayter more than Britt, but Britt just drags Storm up. Storm fires forearms off on Britt and Hayter! Hayter kicks Storm, she and Britt double suplex! Britt and Hayter both smile, but Shida comes back!? And DUAL WIELDING kendo sticks!! Shida SMACKS away on Hayter and Britt! DOUBLE SMACK for Britt! Fans fire up and Shida whips Britt into Hayter! Shida climbs up and fires off fists on both of them! Fans count and Shida goes all the way to TEN with a double fist! Shida DROPKICKS Britt, then snap suplexes her onto Hayter!

Shida goes up, fans fire up and she drags Hayter up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Hayter survives but Shida fires up! KATANA- NO! Hayter ducks, CHOPS, runs, but into a kick! Shida QUESTION MARK KICKS and Hayter goes down! Britt SUPERKICKS Shida but Storm BOOTS Britt! But Hayter gives Storm an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Hayter kicks Shida, CLUBS her and reels her in, but Shida Alabama Lifts out of it! Only for Britt to cradle her! Hayter adds on for a double cover, but Storm breaks it all in time! Good thing, that would’ve been hard to sort out. All four women are down and fans fire back up!

Shida grabs at Britt, Hayter is after Storm. Shida and Storm ROCK Britt and Hayter, but Britt and Hayter ROCK Shida and Storm back! Shida and Storm, Britt and Hayter, repeat! They go faster and faster, Hayter and Shida get the edge! They whip, Hayter BOOTS Storm and Shida KNEES Britt! Shida counters Hayter to ROCK her then VENUS SHOOT! Suplex to FALCON ARROW! Cover, Storm breaks it with a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX Britt runs in, ripcords, but Storm turns that around into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, but Hayter deadlifts Storm into a TOMBSTONE!! But Shida is up top, METEORA takes out Hayter! Cover, Britt SUPERKICKS it!

Britt ripcords Shida, ROLLING ELBOW to the FISHERMAN SCREW! Britt runs, CURB STOMP!! Cover, TWO!!! Shida survives and shocks Britt! But Britt brings out the glove! Fans boo as Britt puts it on, but then Storm TOSSES Britt! Hayter TOSSES Storm! Hayter drags Shida up in a waistlock, ripcord and HATE MAKER!! Cover, but Britt drags the ref out! Every woman for herself, after all! Hayter is pissed that her friend would screw her like that! But then Storm kicks Hayter and reels her in, PILEDRIVER! But Britt TOSSES Storm and covers Hayter! TWO!?!? Hayter survives and Britt is shocked again!

Chicago is thunderous for Hayter but Britt looks at the glove. But Storm gets in to give Britt a SATELLITE DDT! Then a SATELLITE DDT for Hayter! Cover, Storm wins!!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)

Britt hesitated to take it to the next level against her “friend,” and Storm capitalizes! Storm was always meant to face Thunder before this, will she be the one facing Thunder Rosa when she returns?

 

Full Gear is coming!

“New heroes will rise” as AEW takes over Newark, New Jersey! Friday, November 18th will be a LIVE Rampage, and then immediately the next night, Saturday, November 19th, it will be Full Gear 2022!

 

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage!

Jurassic Express followed the lead of Captain Charisma, and that led them to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. But as soon as they lost those titles, Christian lost interest in them. Christian betrayed Jack Perry, he insulted Jack Perry, but now he must fight Jack Perry! Will Jungle Boy be the one to teach Christian Cage how to be a man?

But wait, LUCHASAURUS is here?! And he choke grips Jack?! Why!? Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Jack on the steel grate off the stage!! WHY!? Why did Luchasaurus betray Jack!? Wasn’t he Jack’s friend, helping him get after Christian and all that? Wait, now he goes after the security guards checking on Jack! Then he drags Jack up, scoops him, and carries him to ringside! Christian smirks as Luchasaurus dumps Jack down on the floor. Christian says to put him through the table! Luchasaurus gut wrenches Jack and brings him over, POWERBOMB through the timekeeper’s table!! Jack’s mother and sister are in the front row seeing this!

Luchasaurus drags Jack up, puts him in the ring, and Christian says let’s start this match. Chicago boos and the ref checks on Jack, but there’s no way this can happen! Christian tells Jack he’s a POS and should get up! Fans call Christian an A-Hole! Jack drags himself up and says he doesn’t care, he wants to fight Christian! The ref says he doesn’t have to, but he says he does! The bell rings, and Christian SPEARS Jack! Cover, TWO!?!? Christian is shocked Jack survived! So Christian gets Jack up for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall

This card really should say Jack went through a Handicap Match! Luchasaurus betrayed Jack and sided with Christian in the end, but how much of his soul did he have to sell to the gold digging legend?

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends and Death Triangle.

Alex Marvez has Orange Cassidy, Trent, Chuck and Danhausen on one side, and Pac, Fenix, Penta and Alex Abrahantes on the other. These two trios have had a long history and it reignited during the Zero Hour after Pac won his All-Atlantic Championship defense, only for Cassidy to walk out. And this just in, Tony Khan made it official for this Wednesday Night Dynamite: Death Triangle VS Best Friends in a Trios Match! And Marvez notes, the Lucha Brothers quite literally got robbed in the Casino Ladder Match. Fenix says yes, but it doesn’t matter. Pac says “Confrontation? This was no confrontation. This was simply a little doggy barking up the wrong tree.”

Pac heads out, Death Triangle goes with him. Best Friends put their hands in, and they just go with, “GO!” Will Cassidy, Trent & Chuck be able to take down The Death Triangle and earn Cassidy that All-Atlantic Championship opportunity? Or will The Bastard & The Lucha Brothers win and focus on more important things?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho!

One is Daniel Garcia’s hero, the other is Daniel Garcia’s mentor, but they couldn’t be any more different from each other. The American Dragon is a pro-wrestler while The Wizard focuses on sports entertainment. However, Bryan doesn’t want The Wizard, The Painmaker, The Demo God or even Y2J, he wants THE LIONHEART! Will Jericho give Bryan what he wants? Will Bryan give Jericho what he deserves?

As Bryan makes his entrance, he has the man behind his theme song, Elliot Taylor, live and in person to sing Born For Greatness! The bell rings and fans fire up as the two icons stare down. Jericho and Bryan slowly circle, Bryan picks up the pace and the two tie up. Jericho arm-drags Bryan away, and Daniel Garcia is watching backstage as Jericho flexes. Bryan resets with Jericho. The fans taunt Jericho so Jericho flips them all off! And then he flips Bryan off! Bryan and Jericho circle, knuckle lock, and Bryan spins, gets a leg, then gets the arms! DRAGON STOMPS! Fans fire up but Jericho scrambles away!

Bryan waits in the ring as Jericho throws a tantrum by throwing a chair! Jericho goes around the outside and goes up the steel steps. Jericho storms right up to Bryan to SLAP him! Bryan lets it happen, they tie up and Jericho puts Bryan in a corner. The ref counts, Jericho lets off, then CHOPS Bryan! Bryan smirks and dusts himself off. Fans rally and duel, the two tie up and Bryan waistlocks to wrangle Jericho down. Jericho moves around, gets the ROPEBREAK and Bryan puts Jericho in a corner. Jericho dodges the chop to CHOP back! Jericho eggs Bryan on, “You see what happens?!” But Bryan just dusts himself off.

The two circle again, tie up, and Bryan headlocks. Bryan shifts, hammerlocks, wristlocks, but Jericho rolls and kips up to wrench back. Bryan moves around, fans rally up, and Bryan rolls, bridges, slips around and back drops Jericho! Bryan has a mount, but he lets off with a pat to the shoulder. Fans cheer but Jericho is annoyed. Bryan and Jericho reset, Jericho gets a hammerlock and he drags Bryan down into a headscissors. Bryan endures, moves around, turns Jericho over, and bridges up to tie up the legs. Bryan locks those in, then hooks them to also go for the arms. Jericho guards his hands but Bryan fishhooks Jericho’s face!

The ref counts, Bryan lets off and STOMPS the knees! Bryan then drags Jericho around, steps through for a toehold, and has an Indian Deathlock! Jericho fights that with a guillotine, but Bryan slips out and fires off hands! Bryan eggs Jericho on, Jericho fights back and it’s a brawl while they’re tied up! Bryan gets the edge, then shifts to get the ARMBAR! Fans rally as Jericho clasps hands to fight that off! After all, Jericho knows all about armbars. Jericho moves around, HAMMERS Bryan with elbows, then fires off more! Bryan fights up, Jericho gets a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! And then it’s back to the armlock headscissors!

Bryan endures, is this the Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Credenza? No, wait, that was a fisherman screw… Fans rally and duel, but Bryan powers through to get a STRETCH MUFFLER! Jericho resists so Bryan shifts to tie the legs up again! Bryan says, “You want entertainment?” Bryan swivels those hips! Then he SNAPS the deathlock! Bryan sits on Jericho, gets the arms, SURFBOARD CRADLE! TWO, and Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS, repeat! Jericho ROCKS Bryan with a right, underhooks the arms, TIGER BACKBREAKER!

Jericho drags Bryan up, reels him in, and hits a BIG back suplex! Cocky cover, TWO! Fans are torn on that classic ego but Jericho soaks it all up. Jericho SLAPS Bryan, and again, and again! Bryan is annoyed, Jericho throws more SLAPS, and fans rally, “Stupid Idiot!” Bryan just goes Zen and tunes it all out. Jericho basement dropkicks! Bryan kips up and fires off EuroUppers! Bryan whips, Jericho reverses and runs Bryan over! Bryan goes to the apron so Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS! Jericho then takes aim and PLANCHAS, into a ROUNDHOUSE! Bryan takes Jericho out of the air and fans fire up!

Bryan aims from the apron, runs and leaps, FLYING KNEE! Down goes Jericho and fans fire up for Bryan! Bryan drags Jericho up, puts him in the ring, then climbs the corner. Jericho stands, turns around, Bryan missile dropkicks! Bryan kips up again and fans fire up! Jericho sits up, Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan powers up, but Jericho ducks the Buzzsaw to roll Bryan, to get the legs! Bryan resists and throws Jericho away! Bryan gets to a corner but Jericho runs in. Bryan dodges, Jericho hits buckles! Bryan KICKS Jericho again and again! Bryan then hoists Jericho up top and climbs up after him, SUPER- NO, Jericho blocks the steiner!

Jericho hops down, to get the WALLS OF JERICHO! And he sits deep! Bryan endures, reaches, crawls forward, rolls through and drags Jericho down to a cover, TWO! Jericho runs in but Bryan ends him into buckles! Jericho tumbles out of the ring, Bryan builds speed and DIVES through the corner! Direct hit and Jericho hits railing! Bryan drags Jericho up, puts him against railing and CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan puts Jericho in the ring, climbs the corner again, but Jericho trips him up! Fans boo but Jericho CHOPS Bryan again! Jericho climbs up, throws fists, but Bryan hits back! They brawl up top and fans fire up!

Jericho ROCKS Bryan, climbs up and rains down more fists, but Bryan throws body shots! Bryan HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Jericho is in the drop zone and Bryan adjusts as fans fire up again. DIVING HEADBUTT FLOPS! Jericho runs and LIONSAULTS! Onto knees! Omoplata, LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho endures, powers through, and he has the legs again! Bryan resists the turnover, so Jericho catapults Bryan up and out! Bryan skins the cat, but runs into a gut wrench! Bryan fights that to gut wrench Jericho! Jericho turns it back around, to TOMBSTONE!! Fans fire up as Jericho LIONSAULTS again! Clean hit and cover, TWO!!

Jericho dares Bryan to get up while the fans rally. Bryan slowly rises, Jericho PENALTY KICKS Bryan down! Jericho aims again as Bryan sits back up. JUDAS- ROUNDHOUSE! Bryan KICKS, KICKS and BUZZSAWS! Jericho flops over and Bryan aims from a corner. But wait, Bryan says, “I’m gonna kick his F***ING head in!” Bryan gets the arms again, for DRAGON STOMPS!! Then the omoplata, and the LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho endures, fans duel, Jericho crawls and reaches out, brings Bryan along but Bryan pulls on the hold! Bryan gets the other arm, turns Jericho around and has the LEBELL LOCK again!!

Jericho endures and is so far from ropes this time! Jericho moves around, trying to figure out where he is in relation, but Bryan gets the arm again! Bryan rolls Jericho the other way, LEBELL LOCK AGAIN! But Jericho pushes up and rains down elbows! Jericho gets the legs again, turns Bryan over, WALLS OF JERICHO RETURN! Bryan pushes up, turns around, and kicks away! He drags Jericho into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Bryan fires off elbows! Jericho returns body shots and rabbit punches! Jericho deadlifts but Bryan pulls on the head! Jericho is fading, fans are rallying, and Jericho gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts as Bryan holds on, but Jericho ROPE GUILLOTINES!

Fans boo and the ref reprimands but the damage is done. Both men are down and Bryan sputters. Both men rise as fans rally, and Jericho CHOPS! Bryan uppercuts, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! They stand, Bryan CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS and KICKS and CHOPS! The ref counts, Bryan whips corner to corner but Jericho reverses. Bryan goes up and over and then runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Jericho is frustrated but the fans rally up again. Jericho gets the legs again, turns Bryan over, but not all the way! This is the LION TAMER!! Bryan endures as fans fire up!

Jericho pushes on Bryan’s neck but Bryan endures! Bryan looks around, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Jericho lets off in frustration but fans fire up again. Jericho raises his hands like he won, but then he rains down fists! “Stay down! Stay down!” Jericho drags Bryan up, reels him in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho crawls over to Bryan to give him HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! That’s a BCC thing! But Jericho drags Bryan up to waistlock for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bryan manages to land on his feet! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges to BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives, but Bryan clamps on!

Bryan gets the arms, for CATTLE MUTILATION!! Fans fire up again as Jericho endures! Jericho kicks and flails to turn over, but Bryan hooks him up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans chant “YES!” with every shot, then back to CATTLE MUTILATION!! Jericho endures all over again, but he reaches with his feet! ROPEBREAK!! The fans are torn as Bryan lets Jericho go. Bryan taunts Jericho but Jericho holds onto the ropes. Bryan KICKS away on Jericho, the ref counts, and Bryan stops at 4. Bryan storms back up on Jericho to KICK and KICK and KICK! The ref backs Bryan off this time, fans boo, and Jericho rolls Bryan up! TWO!!

Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS Jericho down! And gives him more HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Bryan hooks the arms but Jericho fights up! They corner the ref and Jericho LOW BLOWS Bryan! JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall

Garcia is still watching, but he doesn’t look happy. The rest of the JAS go out to the ring to celebrate with “Lionheart” Chris Jericho, but is this sports entertainment going to leave a bitter taste in Garcia’s mouth?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Miro, Darby Allin & Sting!

Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King say nature will take its course, and that if the Redeemer is so hellbent on it, they will give him that meeting with God. But will AEW soon #FadeToBlack? Or will the unlikely trio of the Miro and the #RelentlessIcons exorcise these demons by force?

Miro wants after the House already, but the ref has him back down. Darby & Sting then make their entrance, countering nature with nature. The trios sort out and Miro starts against Malakai. They stare down as fans rally up. Malakai tries to convince Miro he’s on the wrong side, but they tie up. Miro fires off body shots and haymakers, then stomps! The ref counts, Miro lets off at 4, but then gets in Malakai’s face! Brody runs in to CLUB Miro but Miro shoves him. Brody shoves back, and now they throw hands! Miro RAMS into Brody, Brody CLUBS Miro but Malakai KICKS Miro! Malakai fires off strikes, whips Miro corner to corner but Miro reverses.

Miro runs in but Malakai BOOTS him away. Malakai ROCKS Miro, fires off more fast strikes, then wrenches. Tag to Buddy and he goes up but Miro avoids the leap to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Buddy ends up in the Relentless corner, Miro runs in and SPLASHES, but he just stares at Darby as he offers a tag. Fans fire up but Miro whips Buddy to another corner. Buddy BOOTS back, goes up and leaps, but Miro catches him! SWINGING SLAM! Fans fire up as Miro snarls and drags Buddy around. Miro again doesn’t tag Darby, he stands Buddy up. Buddy CLUBS Miro, but Miro shoves him away. Buddy KICKS and JAWBREAKERS, and Darby tags in!

Miro ELBOWS Buddy. Darby runs in, dodges and ducks to springboard, COFFIN- NO, Buddy catches the drop! Buddy pump handles but Darby victory rolls through! TWO! Darby gets around to waistlock but Buddy buck shim. Malakai tags in as Buddy SOBATS, kicks and stomps the foot! Darby fires strikes back, rolls and runs in, but Buddy blocks Code Red long enough for Malakai to ROUNDHOUSE Darby down! Malakai drags Darby up, bumps him off buckles hard, then stomps away! The ref counts, Malakai lets off at 4, then Malakai drags Darby. Malakai snapmares Darby, runs, PENALTY KICKS, and covers, TWO!

Malakai drags Darby over, tags Brody, and they stomp away on Darby. Brody drags Darby up to CHOP him down! Julia Hart applauds and Brody TOSSES Darby hard into a corner! Darby is a ragdoll as Brody TOSSES him back the other way! Brody looms over Darby, drags him up and puts him on the top rope, to CHOP him to the floor! Darby sputters but Brody goes out to TOSS him into railing! Darby sputters more but Brody drags him up to CHOP him back down! The ring count climbs, but Brody TOSSES Darby into more railing! The ref reprimands, Brody puts Darby back in the ring. Darby crawls, Miro reaches out, but Darby tosses Darby to the corner.

Tag to Malakai, the House digs their boots in, and Malakai snapmares to KICK! Malakai clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Darby down. Fans rally and Darby fights up, snapmares free, but DOUBLE FOREARMS take both men down! Malakai gets up, he drags Darby up and fires off body shots. Tag to Buddy while Brody holds Darby up. Buddy CHOPS and Darby is stinging! Buddy CHOPS again! Darby fights out of the corner, he BOOTS Buddy and runs, but Buddy catches him! Buddy tosses Darby away, then pop-up KNEES Darby down! Buddy sucker punches Sting down, too! Fans boo but Darby slips under Buddy to hot tag Miro!

Miro chases Buddy to the corner but the ref didn’t see the tag!? He pulls Miro away and Miro is furious! Buddy drags Darby back to the corner, then he BOOTS Miro! Malakai goes after Miro but Darby sunset flips! Buddy stays up, Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Miro! Buddy drags Darby up but Darby slips away again, hot tag to STING! Fans fire up as Sting rallies on Buddy and Brody! Sting ROCKS Brody to a corner, then runs in to STINGER SPLASH Buddy! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH Brody, then SPLASH Buddy again! Brody runs in, Sting trips Brody up and the CANNONBALL hits Buddy!

Fans fire up as Sting baits Brody again and dumps him out! But Brody grabs Sting for a SLEEPER! Sting HOTSHOTS Brody away! Buddy is up, Sting brings him around, but he sees Malakai on the corner. Sting shoves Buddy to the corner! Fans fire up and Malakai accepts the challenge by tagging in! Fans give a standing ovation as these two stare down! Malakai swings on Sting, Sting hits back! They go forearm for forearm, faster and faster! It’s a hockey scrum until Malakai KICKS the leg! But Sting trips Malakai and steps through! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! Malakai endures and is bleeding from his eye?!

Buddy runs in and BOOTS Sting, but Sting stays up! Brody gets in and CLUBS Sting, but Sting stays up! DOUBLE BOOTS makes Sting sit, but he stands back up! Malakai turns things around, KNEEBAR!! Brody drags Darby up just to DECK him! Miro gets in to drag Malakai to the apron! Buddy PENALTY KICKS Miro! Brody and Buddy coordinate with Malakai, Malakai tags Brody. The House drags Sting up to double suplex for Brody, but Sting slips off Brody’s shoulder! Sting shoves Brody into Buddy and Malakai and they all go down! Tag to Darby, he goes up top as Sting gets Brody! SCORPION DEATH DROP to the COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Buddy breaks it in time!

Fans fire up and Buddy CHOP BLOCKS Sting! Brody tags Malakai as Miro clotheslines Buddy out! Miro MACHKA KICKS Brody off the apron and into the railing! Miro fires up, goes out and around the way, but Buddy uses Sting’s baseball bat to CRACK Miro in the ribs! Miro crashes into the steel steps on the way down! Buddy hides the evidence and gets back in the ring. Darby gets Buddy with the THROWBACK STUNNER! Then he DIVES to take Buddy out at the ramp! Darby clutches his arm, the ref goes out to check him, and Malakai stalks behind Sting! Sting turns around, into the BLACK- MIST FROM STING?!?

Malakai flails and swings blindly, and Darby returns to trip Malakai up! Figure four, LAST SUPPER CRADLE! RELENTLESS ICONS WIN!

Winners: Miro, Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall

The Dark Father was defeated by one of his own tricks! Will this be the end of the story between the House of Black and the icons? Or is this only over once The Redeemer has slain the Pagans by his own hand?

 

Backstage interview with Daniel Garcia.

Tony Schiavone points out that Garcia did not go out to the ring with the rest of the JAS to celebrate Jericho’s victory. Garcia is interrupted by Jericho himself walking in, because he also wants to know why Garcia did not go out to the ring after Jericho proved he is the greatest pro-wrestler and sports entertainer in the world? Garcia says he never doubted anything Jericho said. But Garcia also said Jericho didn’t need to cheat to win, and yet he did. Jericho let Garcia down because of that. Jericho says that’s fair. He appreciates Garcia’s convictions, but Garcia has let Jericho down, too.

So here is what happens: Garcia has a shot at the ROH Pure Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite. This is perhaps Garcia’s biggest match in his entire career. Jericho knows Garcia will win, but he has to do it without the JAS. They’re not backing him up. Garcia says this is the biggest moment of his career and he wants Jericho there for it. What does Jericho mean he’s not going to support Garcia? Jericho says Garcia made his decision, Jericho just made his. Jericho knows Garcia will beat Wheeler Yuta, but he’ll just have to do it without Jericho. Good luck. Garcia isn’t sure what to make of this, but will he even need Jericho for this?

 

AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS CM Punk!

The Heart & Soul of AEW, the Blue Eyed Battler, the Maniac, proved he can be meaner, tougher and better than The Best in the World. But CM Punk vows that because he is the Best in the World, because he’s Chicago born and raised, he doesn’t stay down, he gets back up again and again and again. Moxley won in Cleveland as the hometown hero, will he win now as the away team? Or will Punk be the hometown hero he knows he can be?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see just how “undisputed” Moxley’s reign really is!

Fans are already thunderous, and are dueling between the two men even before the bell. Punk dares Moxley to go for his bad foot but Moxley says that’s too easy. Moxley flips Punk off, then sits down! Punk paces while fans are torn between cheers and jeers. Moxley stands up, he circles with Punk as the fans duel even harder, it starts to sound like “CM MOX!” Punk rushes Mox and clinches but Moxley puts him in the corner. Punk and Moxley turn things around while throwing some scrappy shots but the ref wants them to break. Punk clinches and throws knees instead, backing Moxley down to an adjacent corner.

Punk CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS, over and over! Moxley turns it around to fire off forearms! Fans are torn again but the ref has to back Moxley down. Moxley is all fired up, but Punk ROUNDHOUSES with the bad foot! It holds up, and Punk SHINING WIZARDS in the corner! Punk whips corner to corner to SHINING WIZARD again! And then short arm LARIAT! And HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up, Punk brings Moxley up and says it’s night-night! Fireman’s carry, GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, TWO!?! Moxley survives and Punk can’t help but smirk. Moxley flops out of the ring and staggers around while the fans are thunderous for Punk!

Punk runs and DIVES, direct hit and Moxley goes into the crowd! Punk stands Moxley up to ROCK him with a right, then another! Punk then pursues Moxley into the crowd and fires off on him! Fans love getting even closer to the action than usual, and Punk brawls with Moxley near the bleachers! Punk JABS and then SMACKS Punk off the guard rail! Moxley wobbles, Chicago is rabid, and Punk CLUBS Moxley back towards ringside! Punk stalks Moxley, fires off more hands, then pushes Moxley over the railing! Punk whips Moxley into steel steps! The ref reprimands but Punk shows off with push-ups!

Fans duel, even with this being Chicago. Punk enjoys it all the same, and he drags Moxley up to scrape laces on his face! Punk fireman’s carries, but Moxley slips off and POSTS Punk! Fans boo but Moxley gets away into the ring. Moxley checks his face, he isn’t bleeding, but Punk is! Fans duel while the ref checks on Punk. Moxley steadies himself, he sees Punk is bloody, and the shark goes right for him! Moxley throws forearms while fans duel! Moxley punches away on the wound, grinds his forearms in, and even throws elbows! Moxley leaves Punk behind, showing the blood on his hands. Moxley tastes Punk’s blood!

Punk sits up and has a crimson mask already! Fans tell Moxley, “You Suck F***!” Moxley BOOTS Punk, SMACKS him off the steps, and then BOOTS him again! Punk blinks through his own blood as Moxley gets in the ring. Fans boo Moxley shouting out Cleveland, but somehow, Punk gets back in the ring. Fans continue to duel as Moxley taunts Punk. Punk eggs Moxley on, then SLAPS him! Moxley BOOTS Punk then eggs him on. Punk SLAPS again, so Moxley BOOTS again! Moxley climbs up the corner and rains down elbows! Then HEADBUTTS! Moxley lets off as the ref counts, and Moxley has Punk’s blood on him like war paint!

Punk CHOPS Moxley, JABS him, fires off haymakers, but Moxley KICKS the leg out! Moxley CHOPS Punk in a corner, CHOPS him again, then digs his forearm into Punk. Moxley whips Punk corner to corner but Punk reverses. Punk SHINING WIZARDS again! But Moxley stops the bulldog to hit a SHIN BREAKER! And a takedown to drop an elbow onto the bad leg! Punk is enduring, suffering, but Moxley pulls on the deep toehold! Fans rally and duel, Punk’s shoulders are down, ONE! Moxley steps on the bloody forehead, then gets the leg. Moxley turns Punk but Punk kicks with the good leg! Moxley gets the good leg to DOUBLE STOMP the gut!

Moxley drags Punk around by his legs, and turns him for a HALF CRAB! Punk endures and the fans duel, boo, and chant hard as ever! Moxley shifts to an STF!! Moxley CLAWS the bloody wound, grinds the crossface, then lets off to have a CALF KILLER!! Punk endures, he CLAWS at Moxley’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Moxley lets Punk go. Punk staggers up, Moxley shoots for the leg! Mox puts Punk’s leg in the ropes, ROCKS him, then SHOTGUNS the bad leg! Moxley drags Punk back out and has the leg again, for a DRAGON SCREW! Then a FIGURE FOUR! Fans “WOO~!” as Punk endures!

Moxley taunts Punk, puts as much pressure as he can on the hold, and Punk’s shoulders are down! TWO, and Moxley flips Punk off! Punk SPITS on Mox then flips him off! Moxley lets Punk go, and gives him a SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Punk survives and Moxley is actually amused! Moxley drags Punk to the apron and up to his feet. Moxley reels Punk in, but Punk resists! Punk wrenches out to WRING the arm into the apron! Moxley clutches his arm while Punk is down on the floor. Punk drags himself up while the fans continue to duel as loud as ever! Punk gets in, he and Mox are in opposite corners, but Moxley runs in!

Punk BOOTS Mox, then spins him around to POST him! Moxley flounders back into the ring, Punk PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! And then steals DRAGON STOMPS! Punk then clamps on the ANACONDA VICE!! Moxley endures as Punk cranks on the bad arm! Moxley fights up, and he BITES the bloody forehead! Moxley then turns things around, DRAGON STOMPS!! The fans are torn as Moxley slashes his throat. Mox stands Punk up but Punk ducks the lariat to CALF KICK! Both men are down but Moxley is up first. Punk still scoops and SLAMS Moxley down! Punk hurries to a corner and drags himself up the ropes!

Fans are dueling, booing, cheering, and Punk aims for the MACHO ELBOW into the body scissors!! REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Punk flails but Mox shifts to lean on the hold! Punk fights to his feet and he puts Moxley on ropes. Punk then arm-drags free to the ARMBAR! Moxley clasps hands, Punk CLUBS away, but Moxley turns and rolls to the BULLY CHOKE!! Punk freaks out and flails around! Punk sits up and kicks at Moxley! Moxley gets the leg, for an ANKLE LOCK! Punk endures all over again! Punk claws his way forward to the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets go at 4, to then GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley flips off Chicago!

Punk sits up, springs up, and ROUNDHOUSES! Moxley wobbles, but he comes back with the KING KONG LARIAT! Fans are thunderous again while both men are down! The standing count begins, fans still chant for Punk and he sits up. The crimson mask is complete as he and Mox stand. Punk fakes a haymaker, fireman’s carries, but Moxley slips off! Punk fights off the underhooks to ROLLING ELBOW! Moxley ROCKS Punk back! Punk ROCKS Moxley, so Moxley JABS! Punk JABS! And JABS! Mox JABS, it’s a boxing match until Mox KICKS the leg! Moxley runs, but Punk spins in,  NECKBREAKER! And fireman’s carry! GO TO- NO!! Mox blocks!

Moxley trips Punk, KICKS the leg, and underhooks, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, TWO!!! Punk survives but Moxley just goes for the BULLY CHOKE! And then HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Moxley just rains them down! And then BULLY CHOKE!! Fans are electric for Punk as he fights his way up to the fireman’s carry! But Moxley slips off to have the SLEEPER! Moxley kicks the bad leg, but Punk rolls it back! Moxley lets go but Punk fireman’s carries! GO TO SLEEP!!! Both men flop against each other and fans are volcanic!! Punk realizes he’s under Moxley, and he fireman’s carries again! GO TO SLEEEEEP!!! Cover, Punk wins!!!

Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)

Bad foot, bloody face, but the heart and soul of Chicago behind him, Punk is once again the Best in the World! The belt is back on his shoulder, but then the lights go out!? Fans are losing their minds! Wait, audio plays! Is this a voicemail? “So, it’s been a few months now, and your continuous, unexcused, extended absence is hurting the company, and it’s hurting the fans. And I know you don’t care about the fans at all, but I do. So if you will show up at All Out, I am willing to swallow a very bitter pill for the sake of the fans. I’ll put you in the Casino Ladder Match, I won’t force you to sign an extension, and I will pay you (beep) dollars. But you have to show up at All Out.

“This is my final offer, and you’re not gonna get a better one.” Wait, is this Tony Khan leaving a message for him? Video plays of Punk’s promo from ROH! “The greatest thing the devil ever did was making people believe he didn’t exist!” And we know who once quoted that… “The Devil” from the Casino Ladder Match walks into frame, and takes off the mask. “And I am the Devil himself.” He puts on the scarf!! Fans are losing their minds as M J F heads to the ring!!! Punk cannot believe it, but neither can Chicago! Maxwell Jacob Friedman was the devil who convinced Stokely and his recruits to steal the AEW World Championship opportunity for him!!

MJF has his music cut so that he and Punk can stare down. Punk holds up the belt and dares MJF to do something now. MJF steps a little bit closer, fans are chanting for “M J F! M J F!” but MJF simply motions that he will have the title. MJF then flips off Chicago because as the voicemail just said, he doesn’t care about the fans! He just wants the title and the money! Will MJF make sure this story comes full circle at Full Gear?


My Thoughts:

What a great PPV for AEW, but we can all tell the big thing was the world title story. The Casino Ladder Match was great stuff, but it was really odd that it was mostly faction members and then Dante Martin. Stokely’s stable being mercenaries for MJF in disguise was a bit of an interesting twist. I suppose Stokely’s guys can still be a faction after this, or even MJF’s new Pinnacle or whatever he’ll call it. And we got a badass main event from Moxley and Punk, where of course someone got really bloody, but they also did a great job playing off the bad foot and how Chicago is on Punk’s side (mostly).

The foreshadowing with the devil mask and The Rolling Stones song of course meant MJF would challenge Punk for the world title, and they did a good job with that kayfabe voicemail to frame it all. Thinking about it, Full Gear is a long ways away, but the Casino Ladder Match prize is a future title match. It doesn’t have to be the very next match, so someone could challenge Punk in New York for Grand Slam in a couple weeks, or MJF could use the poker chip now and he faces Punk in New York for his own hometown hero move. Either way, now that MJF is back, things are probably going to rev up with Dynamite nearing its anniversary.

The Zero Hour was awesome stuff, especially how they started the mixed tag title match. But I figured all the champions were going to retain, especially Hook. I do like that Kip showed some character dimensions, but it seems to be the classic “Oh, he’s gone crazy…” I also liked that Pac just outright refuses to accept Cassidy as a challenger, but you know the trios match on Dynamite this week is going to force Pac’s hand. And Ishii VS Kingston II was just badass personified. Their chests ended up so red from all the chops, that was amazing in and of itself. And who knows where we’ll get the tiebreaker, and the winner will depend on if it’s a NJPW or AEW show.

The trios title match was awesome and had all the story beats I expected. As such, I had a feeling The Elite would win. Now, Tony Khan not renewing Bobby Fish’s contract is one thing (a petty thing, according to most sources), but sadly, Kyle O’Reilly’s injury is rather rough, so we aren’t getting Elite VS Undisputed anyway. The Elite will be very fun first champions, and I can’t wait to see who goes after them. And Hangman’s story is going to take another interesting route here, perhaps giving us another take on Sadman Page drinking all the time. Then the Dark Order can waver on the line of being enabling friends and stern friends, trying not to push Hangman away like The Elite did but also trying to make sure Hangman doesn’t go off the rails.

Jade VS Athena was great stuff, but I really wish Jade could at least win clean. How many times has it been that one or more Baddies help her out? And I suppose I’m only saying this because I cover AEW, WWE and even NJPW, but I feel like there are too many Heels who retain titles thanks to distractions and interference. WWE just gave Roman Reigns another cousin sidekick, can’t Jade do better than the Tribal Chief? Meanwhile, we got a much better booked Women’s World Championship Fatal 4, where Britt did show her true colors and more or less betray Hayter. I’ve been wanting Hayter to break off from Britt, and it sounds like so did Chicago, I hope this is that moment.

Meanwhile, hooray for Storm! She was probably gonna beat Rosa, but she definitely deserved to win this title here. She was used great in NXT but horribly by RawDown because dumb old Vince, so at least nerdy weird Tony Khan knows something about respecting her. Britt and Hayter, regardless of if they’re together or separate, can now chase Toni to Full Gear and we can get some great 1v1 matches. Starks VS Hobbs was a very good 1v1 match, but what a great win from Hobbs with the match being rather short. Hobbs can use this momentum to get at the TNT Championship for a great battle with Wardlow.

Wardlow & FTR had a great Six Man with Lethal & MCMG, but of course the Faces won here. They were fighting for the honor of Dax’s daughter, they couldn’t lose to a bunch of bullies! Plus, great for Samoa Joe to use this moment to come back, maybe Joe settles things with Lethal after this. The House of Black VS Miro, Darby & Sting was also a great Six Man, and it was a great twist for Sting to use mist on Malakai. But being it was the mist and the cradle that won, you know this is not over. We will certainly see Miro VS Malakai and we could even get Darby & Sting VS Buddy & Brody all separately for Grand Slam in a couple weeks to finish this off.

We got a lot of surprises in that Jungle Boy VS Christian Cage segment. A good surprise: Jungle Boy IS Jack Perry, “Jungle Boy” is now like “Powerhouse” for Hobbs. A bad surprise: Luchasaurus went back to being Christian’s monster, even after the twist that he was supposedly still on Jack’s side all along. Oh well. But maybe this means it’s Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus at some point, and then we get the real Jack Perry VS Christian Cage match at Full Gear.  Bryan VS Jericho was also great stuff, but of course Jericho cheats to win and that puts things back on Garcia to figure out if he wants to be sports entertainer or pro-wrestler. If Bryan talking to Garcia doesn’t recruit him, maybe having this ROH Pure Championship match with Yuta will.

But honestly, I think match of the night, and outside of the main event, the match Chicago was most into, was the tag title match. Keith & Swerve ended up playing the Heels because they picked on Bowens’ bad leg, and there’s a bit of that “They’re former WWE guys, Acclaimed is homegrown, AEW fans should like Acclaimed more,” but it makes sense in this case. The Acclaimed have fought their way up and got themselves over naturally with personality and promos, and they were underdogs against the massive Keith Lee and the agile and experienced Swerve. In story and given the build, it made sense Keith & Swerve retained, but just imagine if The Acclaimed won. Chicago would’ve exploded even before the main event and closing segments.

My Score: 9.2/10


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Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?

Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
  • The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and

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Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!

The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?

Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!

They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!

The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!

Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!

Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!

Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!

Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!

Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!

Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.

Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!

Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?

Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.

Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?

 

AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!

Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?

 

Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.

Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.

Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?

 

The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!

The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”

Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?

The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”

“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!

Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”

The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?

 

Backstage interview with Jack Perry.

Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?

 

Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!

Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?

The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.

Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!

Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!

Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!

Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!

Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?

 

Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”

Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.

And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?

 

The Elite speak.

Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.

“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.

So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!

Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!

In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!

Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.

Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!

Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.

Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!

Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!

Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!

Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!

Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!

Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?

 

Mogul Affiliates speak.

Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”

Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…

Backstage interview with LFI.

Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!

MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.

MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!

Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?

The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.

Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!

Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!

Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!

Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!

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

FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?

 

Backstage interview with Britt Baker.

Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.

Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?

 

AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!

The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?

The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!

Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.

Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.

Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!

Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.

Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!

Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”

Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!

Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?


My Thoughts:

This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.

Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.

Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.

We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.

It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.

The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.

And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.

My Score: 9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)

Orlando stays Dark!

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Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!

As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
  • Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
  • Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
  • Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
  • Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
  • Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
  • Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
  • The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
  • Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.

QUICK NOTES

A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.

And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.


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