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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/14/22)

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AEW Dynamite 2021

Who is heading for the Grand Slam?

The AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions enters the semifinals! Not only do we get Moxley VS Guevara, we get a rematch of Jericho VS Danielson from All Out! Will we see faction mates face each other in the finals?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, Semifinals: Jon Moxley VS Sammy Guevara; Moxley wins and advances to the finals.
  • “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Jungle Boy wins.
  • “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Matt DiMartino; Hobbs wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Lucha Brothers; Swerve In Our Glory wins and retains the titles.
  • Toni Storm & Athena VS Serena Deeb & Britt Baker w/ Rebel; Deeb & Baker win.
  • AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, Semifinals: Chris Jericho VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins and advances to the finals.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, Semifinals: Jon Moxley VS Sammy Guevara!

The Maniac was impassioned about what the AEW World Championship means to him and what it means to the world of wrestling! Will that fire help him go to the finals and get another chance at the gold? Or will the Spanish God screw him over like he did Darby Allin?

The bell rings and the two circle as fans fire up. Moxley storms up on Sammy but Sammy bails out! Fans boo but Sammy just paces around the way. Moxley waits but fans taunt Sammy. Sammy gets in the ring, he ties up with Moxley, and Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Sammy rolls it to a cover, ONE and Moxley holds on tight. Sammy endures but Moxley shifts to get a knuckle lock cover, TWO! Moxley keeps the knuckle locks as Sammy fights up to his feet and they have a test of strength. Moxley backs Sammy down to a corner, then slowly lets off as the ref counts. Moxley swings, Sammy dodges and CHOPS, then fires off forearms!

Fans boo as Sammy stomps a mudhole into Mox then rains down fists. Sammy stomps Moxley more but the ref counts. Sammy lets off to soak up the heat, but Moxley gets up to CLOBBER Sammy! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Sammy up into underhooks! Sammy slips out of the Paradigm Shift and he CHOPS Moxley! Moxley eggs Sammy on so Sammy CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS back, Sammy CHOPS, and Moxley CHOPS back! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP, Moxley mocks Sammy’s lounging a second, then CHOPS again! Sammy throws forearms and CHOPS but Moxley fires forearms and uppercuts!

Moxley runs, Sammy puts him out and builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! Sammy gets going again and he FLIES this time! Fans boo but Sammy RAMS Moxley into steel steps! Sammy taunts Moxley, digs his head into the steps, then stomps another mudhole in! The ref counts, Sammy lets off and drags Moxley up with double wristlocks! Sammy CURB STOMPS Moxley into the steps! Fans are rallying for Moxley but Sammy stands over him as AEW goes picture in picture.

Sammy stands on the steel steps to soak up the heat, then he drags Moxley up to POST him! Sammy puts Moxley on the timekeeper’s table to rain down fists! Sammy even gets on the table to rain down more shots, and he CHOKES Moxley! But Moxley CHOKES Sammy back! And then TOSSES Sammy over the timekeeper’s table! Moxley drags Sammy up, brings him back around, and he CHOPS Sammy down! Moxley then drags Sammy up to snap suplex to the floor! Moxley refreshes the ring count, drags Sammy up, but Sammy blocks the whip! Sammy kicks low then POSTS Moxley again! Sammy CLOBBERS Moxley into the ring, then covers, TWO!

Sammy keeps on Moxley with a rain of fists! Sammy lets off to soak up the heat and stalk Moxley to ropes. Sammy throws forearms and Moxley staggers. But then Moxley gets around to get a SLEEPER! Sammy RAMS Moxley into a corner! Sammy is free, he CHOPS Moxley again, and Moxley staggers and flops. Moxley goes to the apron and Sammy follows him out there. Dynamite returns to single picture as Sammy drags Moxley up. Moxley fights Sammy’s Gotch lift so Sammy CLUBS him. Moxley HEADBUTTS back! And HEADLOCK DRIVERS on the apron! Fans fire up for that dirty deed, and Moxley gets back in the ring.

Fans count along with the ring count as Sammy flounders. We’re past 5 of 10, Sammy springs up and in at 7! Fans boo but Moxley is amused. Moxley fires up and fans rally behind him. Moxley runs in to clothesline hard! And again! And again! Moxley puts Sammy up top and CHOPS him! Moxley climbs up, CLAWS Sammy’s back, and even some more! The ref reprimands, so Moxley BITES Sammy’s forehead! Moxley then drags Sammy up, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Moxley crawls to the cover, TWO, but into the KIMURA! Sammy endures the double wristlock, moves around, but Moxley has a TRIANGLE HOLD!

Sammy stacks the hold to a cover, TWO! But into the BOSTON CRAB! But Moxley turns that over to kick Sammy away. Moxley runs into the corner, misses and Sammy RAMS into Moxley! Sammy goes out to ENZIGURI! Then Sammy springboards for the FLYING CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley is showing the toughness of a world champion and fans fire up! Sammy drags Moxley into the torture rack, but Moxley slips off into a throw and BULLY CHOKE!! Sammy endures, moves around, but Moxley traps him for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Then Moxley drags Sammy up for the KING KONG- SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!!

Sammy is beside himself but “This is Awesome!” as the standing count starts. Sammy of course stands first, and he drags Moxley into a drop zone. Sammy climbs up, fans boo, but Moxley springs up to CLUB Sammy on the back! Moxley climbs up behind Sammy, for a SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down again and another standing count begins! Wait, here comes Tay Melo AND Anna Jay “A S.” Anna throws her jacket in, the ref has to get that out of the ring, but that allows Tay to slip in and LOW BLOW Moxley!! Tay scurries away, Anna hops off the apron and Sammy cradles Moxley! TWO!!! Moxley survives the screw job!

Fans are thunderous while the JAS is furious! Sammy goes up top, aims at Moxley, SWANTON FLOPS as Moxley moves! Moxley hurries after Sammy for the ghost pin! TWO!! Sammy escapes and TayJay coaches him up. Moxley and Sammy are forehead to forehead, and Sammy fires off forearm after forearm after forearm after forearm! Moxley SLAPS Sammy, SLAPS, and KICKS and SLAPS and ROCKS him with forearms! Sammy JUMP KNEES! SUPERKICKS! And then torture racks, GO TO- NO! Moxley lands out to hit DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (advances to the finals)

The Jericho Appreciation Society tried another underhanded tactic, but it failed to stop the Blackpool Combat Club’s Blue Eyed Battler! But the question is now, will Moxley be facing the leader of the JAS? Or will he be facing his own teammate in Bryan Danielson?

 

AEW returns as MJF storms out to the ring!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman already wants his music to cut so he can talk. “Albany, if I wanted you to talk, you’d know! So keep your fat mouths shut!” Fans still cheer and jeer as MJF steps through the ropes to say, “Seven days, Jon Moxley. Seven long days, I haven’t slept a week since you and me came toe to toe last week. And do you know why? It’s cuz- SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTHS! It’s because I saw the look in your eyes, man. You had the look of a man who had no fear, and you have no idea how much that pisses me off. See, you must have me confused with somebody else. You see a podium in this ring? You see an MJF 2020 sign? Nah, you don’t.

“Cuz I’m not the same kid I was the first time you and I crossed paths, Jon. Not by a long shot. Nah, nah, nah. Cuz I ain’t playing a character, Jon, you are. Walking around all tough, Big Bad Jon Moxley. You’re a joke! You’re about as much of a joke as these shmucks! But I read your book, Jon. It was a real good read. I especially love the part where you talked about your childhood. Cuz it turns out, you were raised much the same as all these people here in Albany, New York: UNEDUCATED, POOR, WHITE TRASH SCUMBAG FROM THE STICKS!” Fans cheer, they are apparently proud of that.

And Moxley got bullied, right? Cameraman, get in the corner! MJF says Moxley got beat down, got his bike stolen. “And when stuff like that happens, it forces men to put on a front. And it works, Jon, you built a great character. That’s why these morons chant your name every week!” They can chant all they want, they might buy it, but MJF doesn’t. MJF knows Moxley. Deep down, Moxley’s still that same scared boy from the slums of Cincinnati. The only difference is, now Moxley is old enough to drown that childhood drama in alcohol like a worthless drunk! But MJF gives Moxley credit: He beat the habit.

MJF shouts at a fan, “You shut your mouth, fat boy!!” MJF gives Moxley credit for getting sober. That takes a lot of guts, bravery, etc. Moxley slayed the demons and defeated the disease. But the problem is, MJF’s brain is far more dangerous than a disease! This is not just a message to Moxley, this is a message to Jericho and Bryan: “Bad things happen when people get in MJF’s way.” So Moxley should take that vacation he was planning on and skip Grand Slam. Because if MJF was Moxley, he wouldn’t want to win MJF’s AEW World Championship! “Make no mistake about it, Albany, it’s MY title!”

MJF says when Moxley came back, he told a story about a demon. That demon hung over Moxley like a black cloud. The demon told Moxley everything he earned since leaving the slums, he doesn’t deserve. The demon said he’d take everything away from Moxley: his family, his fame, his fortune. But know this, Moxley. If you do not tread lightly, he will find MJF is that demon!! And MJF is a demon you can’t slay! “Now, Albany, let’s get down to business. Not that that’s something you can understand since you’re all poor. A young group of gentlemen helped me procure my chip in the Casino Ladder Match. All these men all come from different walks of life, and yet they all share the same goals.

“Allow me to introduce to you the first-ever stable on retainer, led by a man who is my best friend, a man who I have known since I was 19 years old, and a man who’s got more talent in his little pinkie than any of you worthless pieces of s*it have. Stokely Hathaway, and The Firm!” Stokely Hathaway leads Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, Austin & Colten Gunn, and W. Morrissey out to the ring, and MJF has their music cut. Fans taunt the “ASS BOYS!” but Stokely tells Albany that it may not be Sunday, but here’s some gospel. Some time ago, Stokely flew from Orlando, Florida to New York City to meet his best friend and #1 contender to the world title, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

“This man was disenfranchised and wanted to quit AEW, until I told him, ‘If you quit, you’re gonna give everyone exactly what they want. And now it’s time for you to get what you want.'” So they sat down, prayed and prayed, and found a logical solution: putting everyone in this ring on retainer. They are MJF’s support system while gaining opportunities for themselves. And tonight is one of the rare times you will see them all together, because when MJF doesn’t need them, they go their separate ways. So Hathaway will admit this for the first time on live, national TV: “I’m not a publicist. I’m not a manager. And I damn sure ain’t no assistant.”

Who is he? A friend. A friend who has the network and connections to make anything happen, and some of you will wish they had a friend like him. Everything Hathaway has done since Double or Nothing has been a lie! A hustle! A con! All so Hathaway could “infiltrate” the system. And how did he do that? A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Like kicking it with Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter to watching reruns of Living Single with The House of Black. “There is not one rock that I haven’t unturned. And where I’m from, there’s a phrase, ‘The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.’ And on one hand, that means love and adoration for our beautiful Black queens. And on the other hand, that means the juicier the gossip, the more power you have.

“And there’s nothing like good old fashioned blackmail! And that’s what makes me wake up in the morning. That is what turns me on. So let’s talk about what everyone wants, and what they’re here for.” Hathaway goes to “Big Deal” Morrissey, and he already knows what he wants. Morrissey wants to do whatever he wants. And since no one here is gonna say it, Hathaway will. “We appreciate you, and I love you.” Hathaway hugs Morrissey! Hathaway moves on to Moriarty, “All praises due to Allah. I told you if you trusted him, he would provide.” Hathaway says it is time for #TYGASTYLE to become a star! And also, bring some honor back to the ROH Pure title!

The Gunns, Austin & Colten- “ASS~ BOYS!” NO! The GUNNS! They are NOT boys, they are men! And they no longer want to walk in the shadow of their broke ass daddy! They want to become AEW World Tag Team Champions, and you may not take them seriously, but you will! And of course, Ethan “All Ego” Page. Fans actually still like him. Hathaway has known Ethan for over ten years, they’ve been up and down the road together. Best friends, bitter enemies, and Hathaway knows Ethan wants to represent his country, his beautiful homeland of Canada, and do something he couldn’t before hanging around “knuckleheads.” Ethan wants the All-Atlantic Championship!

“So there you have it. Ladies and gentlemen, we are The Firm, and when we are around, you only have two options: Either run with us, or run from us.” The Firm has issued their business plan, will business be booming for each and every one of them?

 

Backstage interview with “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry.

JB admits, All Out did not go the way he expected. And before that, the last time he had a match was in June. There is a tall, tall task ahead of JB in confronting Luchasaurus, which is why tonight, he has signed an open contract for a match! It is time to get back into the swing of things!

 

Backstage interview with Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh.

They’re already mocking JB putting out the challenge. Sonjay says he’s going emphasize the “boy” in “Jungle Boy,” because this boy is throwing out an open challenge for Dynamite. To recap All Out, JB’s supposed best friend, Luchasaurus, choke slammed him to hell! JB needs to pick better friends! Sonjay’s friend, Jay Lethal, is going to accept that challenge, and JB is going down! Lethal says if JB thinks he’s going to get back into the swing of things, well, we will just see about that. Jungle Boy is a STUPID boy, and he’s taking on a man! But will things be different when JB is 100% and prepared?

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!

The bell rings and fans rally up for JB as he stares Lethal down. Lethal and JB circle, Lethal asks about the back but JB says it’s fine. They tie up, JB powers Lethal to a corner but Lethal turns it around. The ref counts, Lethal lets off and pats JB on the head. JB pushes Lethal back, so Lethal pie faces JB. JB SLAPS Lethal! JB dodges Lethal to fire off forearms but Lethal fires them back! Fans fire up as the forearms go back and forth, faster and faster! Lethal kicks low, reels JB in, but JB wrenches out, knuckle locks and CHOPS! JB goes up but Lethal drags him down to whip him corner to corner! JB goes up and over, turns hip toss to arm hook, but Lethal spins out.

JB knuckle locks and CHOPS again, then goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Lethal gets up, into the DROPKICK! JB handsprings up and fans fire up! JB powers up and drags Lethal up. Lethal trips JB and has the leg! Lethal steps through but into a cradle, ONE! JB kicks but Lethal blocks! DRAGON SCREW, but JB steps through! JB sits on the cover, TWO! JB runs in but Lethal trips him again! Lethal steps through, JB boots him to the apron. JB DECKS Lethal, then builds speed! But Satnam stands in his way! JB stops to glare at Satnam, so he goes to a corner. Sonjay gets on the apron to distract and Lethal attacks!

Lethal climbs up to CLUB the bad back! JB throws body shots and haymakers in return, then gives headlock punches! But Lethal makes that a TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER!! JB flops to the floor where Sonjay can talk trash. The ref has Sonjay back off while AEW goes picture in picture.

Satnam still looms over JB while Lethal catches his breath. The ref goes out to back Satnam up and check on JB. JB is still in this somehow, and Lethal goes out to drag JB up. Lethal RAMS JB into the apron, and JB crawls away. Lethal drags JB back up, puts him in the ring, and stalks JB as he crawls more. Lethal soaks up the heat and he stomps JB on the back. JB crawls to a corner, Lethal drags him back up and shoves him to ropes. Lethal CLUBS JB in the back, then digs his knees in! The ref counts, Lethal lets off, and Lethal drags JB up. Lethal snap suplexes and JB clutches his back. Lethal KNEES him in the back, then rains down fists!

Lethal drags JB up again, puts JB in the corner, and he ROCKS JB with a right. Lethal CHOPS, JB dodges to CHOP back! Lethal puts JB back in the corner but JB dodges to CHOP and CHOP! Lethal kicks low, CLUBS JB on his back, then drags him up again. Lethal scoops and SLAMS JB, really going after that lumbar region. Sonjay applauds while Lethal KNEES away on the back! Lethal drags JB up, CLUBS him again, then CLUBS him more. Lethal keeps after JB but JB his back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Lethal CLUBS JB again. Lethal whips JB into a corner and JB falls from hitting the buckles!

Lethal drags JB up again to whip him back into the corner! JB falls again, but Lethal stands him back up. Lethal whips a third time, but JB comes back to LARIAT! Fans fire up and rally behind “JUNGLE BOY! JUNGLE BOY!” The standing count climbs, JB and Lethal sit up at 4 of 10. Lethal throws a forearm but JB throws one back. Lethal throws another, but JB throws a CHOP! Lethal CLUBS the back, JB CHOPS! Lethal forearms, JB forearms, they stand as the forearms keep flying! JB gets counter punches, he whips but Lethal reverses, only for JB to CLOBBER Lethal with elbows! And again! JB kicks but he can’t suplex with the bad back!

Letha stomps the lumbar, then calls his shot. Handspring and- JB follows to COMEBACKER LARIAT! Then power up for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Lethal survives and Sonjay is stressed out! JB puts Lethal in a corner then hoists him up top. Lethal slips out to CLUB JB, then goes up for a SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Lethal crawls to the cover, TWO! JB survives and Lethal is surprised. Fans rally for JB but Lethal drags him back up. Lethal calls his shot again, runs and handsprings, but JB see sit coming! JB chicken wings the arms, turns Lethal, a message to Christian Cage! But Lethal powers out! COMEBACK- NO, LETHAL COMBINATION!

JB bails out so Lethal builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp and Lethal puts JB back in! Lethal goes up top, HAIL TO THE KING!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the Macho Elbow and Lethal is beside himself! Lethal runs in, but JB blocks the boot to get the takedown! Stepover, and crossface! SNARE TRAP!! Lethal endures, crawls, reaches out, but JB lets off to drag him back! Sonjay distracts so JB DECKS him! But O’Conner Roll, with tights! TWO!! JB gets the leg again, drags Lethal back, stepover but Lethal guards his head. JB CLUBS away on Lethal’s neck, and he gets the SNARE TRAP! LETHAL TAPS!! JB WINS!!

Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission

Jack Perry just got a win over a former ROH World and World Television Champion! JB hopes Captain Charisma saw that, because he promises to do the same thing to him one day! Will Christian Cage hope Luchasaurus can make JB extinct before that day comes?

 

AEW looks at the training session of Hook and Action Bronson.

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil is getting Bronson ready for their showdown with Matt Menard & Angelo Parker. Bronson says, “You’re looking at New York City right here. Born and raised. Next week, Grand Slam, New York City, Arthur Ashe, Daddy Magic, Angelo. We’re gonna whoop your ass. Straight like that. No more games.” Hook warns them to be ready. Will the JAS regret asking for them to #SendHookAndBronson?

 

Backstage interview with Luigi Primo.

Since New York is known for its pizza, Alex Marvez introduces the premier pizzamaker pro-wrestler! Luigi Primo is flipping that dough and ready to go! But then Ethan Page BOOTS Luigi down! Marvez asks, “What’re you doing?!” “What am I doing? What nobody does around here: take this job serious!” But Danhausen walks in! Is Ethan talking about seriousness? Danhausen just got a big win on AEW Dark last night. Ethan says good, congratulations. This is extremely fitting, by the way. Since Ethan Page’s big goal is to become the King of the Atlantic, he’ll start with the jester of AEW, this Friday on Rampage. Good luck, buddy. Make a joke.

Ethan leaves and Danhausen says they’ll get that jester! Oh wait, did he mean Danhausen? Will the very first stepping stone in All Ego’s rise be the Very Nice, Very Evil Overlord?

 

Darby Allin was at Nitro Circus last Friday.

The Relentless One was at their Coney Island show, and he decided to do a tricycle backflip! He spun out, hit the airbag wall, but he got back up to try again. And the second time was a success!

Matt Hardy speaks.

“Wow! Bravo, Darby! That was insane! Dude, when it comes to doing extreme things, you continue to raise the bar, up the ante, and I respect that. It kind of reminds me of that match you had with my brother some months back. You guys went to the extreme in that match. And y’know, I’ve dabbled into the extreme myself. I’m actually one of the OG members of Team Extreme. And I do respect you, Darby, I know you know that. You’re not only one of my greatest rivals, you’re also one of my greatest partners. But I have refocused here in AEW. And I will scratch and claw my way back to the top. And that’s why I’m challenging you, Darby Allin, to a match this Friday on Rampage.”

Is Hardy going to reboot and return to V1 in order to be number one again? Or will Darby show him that his extreme and Hardy’s extreme are on different levels?

 

“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Matt DiMartino!

The breaker of backs and the Absolute conqueror is ready to prove that he is the unstoppable MonStar of AEW! Will Will Hobbs have no problems with Albany’s… Uh, is this really the best Albany had to offer?

The bell rings, they tie up and Hobbs puts DiMartino in the corner. Hobbs lets off but then point-blank SPLASHES DiMartino! Then he whips DiMartino for the SPINEBUSTER! Cover, Hobbs wins!

Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall

And Hobbs gets that money! Hobbs also gets the mic, but fans chant, “We Want Ricky!” Hobbs says, “At All Out, I defeated Ricky Starks. No, no, no, don’t get me wrong, don’t get me wrong. Ricky is tough. I spent 21 months in the trenches with Ricky, grinding. But at All Out, it only took four minutes and 35 seconds for me to beat him. But who’s counting?” Hobbs says now that the chapter is closed on Starks, it is time to open up a new chapter in the Book of Hobbs. And it starts tonight. Wait! RICKY STARKS is walking down the bleachers! Fans fire up as Starks head for ringside and gets past security! He fires off on Hobbs!

Fans fire up and Starks CLOBBERS Hobbs with the mic! Hobbs tumbles out of the ring but he leaves it at that. Starks glares at Hobbs, is he planning on keeping this chapter going?

 

Death Triangle speaks.

PAC starts with, “We are Death Triangle. And right now, there’s not a man who can deny our momentum.” And then Alex Abrahantes hurries in! It is official! Tonight, the AEW World Tag Team Championships, Swerve In Our Glory VS The Lucha Brothers! Penta and Fenix are fired up, and Pac says, “Gentlemen. The time is now.” Fenix says it IS now! Penta says they are The Lucha Brothers, THE BEST tag team. And together, they will ALL be double champions! ANIMO! CERO MIEDO! Will we see the Death Triangle become a golden triangle with six belts between them? Or can Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland make sure this stays their house?

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

The introductions are made, the tag titles are raised, and we see if we see just what level of history is made!

The teams sort out and Swerve starts against Penta. Fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta stares Swerve down then says, “Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” But Swerve grabs that arm to WRING Penta out! Penta gets up to sweep the legs! Penta hooks an arm, omoplatas, DARK ARM- NO, Swerve arm-drags free! Swerve runs, things speed up. Swerve handstands but Penta PENALTY KICKS him down! Penta whips Swerve to the corner, GAMANGIRIS and tags Fenix. Fenix somersaults to DROPKICK! Then the brothers coordinate, wheelbarrow VICTORY SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Fenix BUZZSAWS Swerve to a corner.

Swerve kicks back while fans sing for Keith Lee. Swerve knuckle locks and trips Fenix but Fenix blocks the cover with boots. Fenix springs up, brings Swerve up with him, but Swerve breaks free to SUPER STEINER Fenix! Tag to Keith and fans fire up even more! Keith brings Fenix up, knuckle locks him, but Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! Keith DECKS Fenix! Fenix gets up to CHOP, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to CHOP and CHOP! Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Fenix down! Keith looms over Fenix while AEW goes picture in picture.

Keith drags Fenix up, scoops him, but Fenix throws elbows! Fenix gets free but the arm-drag is blocked! Fenix reaches out to tag Penta! Keith whips Fenix away but runs into Penta’s GAMANGIRI, while Fenix RANAS Swerve down! Fenix comes back to SOBAT Keith in the back! Penta gets in, the Lucha Brothers DOUBLE SUPERKICK Keith down! Fans fire up and Fenix gets the legs, for QUE PASO! The double stomp to the buttocks! Cover, TWO! Keith survives but even the Limitless One has a weak spot! Fenix goes after Swerve and ROCKS him with a forearm! Fans rally up as Penta watches Keith stand. Penta KICKS Keith in the leg! And again!

Penta follows Keith to a corner, “CERO! MIEDO!” and Penta rains down fists! The ref counts, Penta gets 10 in before 4, and again says, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta GAMANGIRIS Keith, then brings him out to wrench the arm. Tag to Fenix, he KICKS the arm, then he CHOP BLOCKS a leg! And KICKS it! Fenix keeps Keith from Swerve and KICKS the leg again! Keith leans against ropes but Fenix cravats. Keith scoops Fenix and RAMS him into the corner! Tag to Swerve, and Swerve snapmares Fenix. Swerve goes up for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve then taunts Penta by putting the Cero Miedo down his pants! Swerve covers Fenix, TWO!

Swerve keeps on Fenix by pulling his mask! The ref reprimands but Swerve chinlocks Fenix, then turns him around. Swerve gut wrenches Fenix into the Gory Especial! Swerve bends Fenix’s arms back and locks it in as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fenix endures, Penta coaches him, but Swerve keeps on the arms. Fenix powers up, fans rally behind him, and Fenix arm-drags free! But Swerve FLAPJACKS Fenix to keep him from Penta! Swerve whips but Fenix Tiger Feint Rewinds to HEEL KICK! Hot tag to Penta! Swerve staggers into Penta’s SLINGBLADE! And then a kick, whip, but Swerve reverses. Penta goes up and over, BACKSTABBER!

Keith runs in but into a SLINGBLADE! And a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up but Swerve springboards in, only for Penta to catch him! Penta pump handles, Fenix SUPERKICKS! Fenix then PLANCHAS, but Keith catches him! Penta hits MADE IN JAPAN, but Keith TOSSES Fenix in to break the cover! Fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” as Penta stands back up. Penta drags Swerve up, tucks him in, and wags his finger. “CERO! MIEDO!” But Swerve slips out of the package! Swerve ROCKS Penta to hot tag Keith! Keith runs Penta over, Fenix jumps in but is caught again! BACKBREAKER! Then a HEADBUTT for Penta!

Keith drags Fenix over and Swerve climbs up. Keith brings Fenix up and Swerve takes aim, but Penta KICKS Keith’s leg! Fenix gets to the corner to go after Swerve, Penta SUPERKICKS Keith! Swerve stands Swerve up for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Penta then hops off Fenix for a DESTROYER!!! Fans are thunderous as Penta covers Keith, TWO!! Keith survives and no one can believe it! Fenix hurries up top and Penta brings Keith up, but Swerve SHOVES Fenix down! Fenix crashes down, Keith hits BIG BANG CATASTROPHE! Cover, Keith & Swerve win!

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

The tag titles stay in the Limitless House! But wait! Here comes The Acclaimed! Max Caster has the music cut, though, which fans are disappointed in. But Caster still says, “Yo, listen! Swerve, if you ever interrupt my rap again, I’m a beat your ass! So keep doing what you do best, and that’s nut hugging every famous person you know. Get your boy, Keith Lee, roll his ass to New York City, so that next week at Grand Slam, your uncrowned champs, The Acclaimed, can become World Tag Team Champions!” Fans like the sound of that!

Anthony Bowens takes the mic to say, “New York City! Dynamite Grand Slam! The Acclaimed are gonna kick your Drake & Josh looking asses all over that city! Because EVERYONE loves the Acclaimed!! NOW SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!!” It will be an epic rematch from All Out, will The Acclaimed redeem themselves and take the gold? Or will they once again #SwerveInOurGlory?

 

Backstage interview with The Lucha Brothers.

Alex Marvez wants to hear from Fenix & Penta after that “bump in the road,” but Alex gets them to the locker room. Pac, however, hangs back to confront Marvez on how he phrased it. “Bump in the road?” If Marvez has already forgotten who Death Triangle are, allow him to remind you. “We are the AEW Trios Champions, and me? I’m the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion! First-ever double champion! So put some respect on the name and mind your own business.” But then someone sucker punches Pac! It’s ORANGE CASSIDY! “Double Double Champion, huh? Not for long.” Will Cassidy become the Freshly Squeezed All-Atlantic Champion soon enough?

 

Toni Storm & Athena VS Serena Deeb & Britt Baker w/ Rebel!

The AEW Women’s World Championship is now on #ToniTime, and she’s ready for competition. Now, this was supposed to be Storm & Shida, but Britt Baker “shockingly” beat down Shida backstage before the show began. Storm said that’s fine, because she has another friend who is more than capable of stepping in. The Falling Goddess takes care of her teeth, she doesn’t need a Dentist! Will they expose how helpless Britt is without her Hayter? Or will the Wolf be a suitable substitute as Britt’s sidekick?

The teams sort out and Storm starts against Deeb. They circle, knuckle lock, and Deeb rolls to wrench and wrangle Storm down. Deeb hammerlocks but Storm slips around to hammerlock back. Deeb stands up, snapmares free and chinlocks, but Storm slips right out to wristlock then headlock for a takeover. Deeb headscissors but Storm kips free, so Deeb headlocks for a takeover back. Storm headscissors, Deeb kips free, and fans cheer the standoff. Deeb and Storm reset, tie up, and Deeb pushes Storm to a corner. The ref counts, Deeb lets off to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! But Storm turns things around to CHOP away on Deeb!

The ref counts on Storm now but Storm lets off to stomp. Storm bumps Deeb off buckles, tags in Athena, and Storm scoop SLAMS Deeb, for Athena’s slingshot SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Deeb runs in but Athena dodges! Athena SHOTGUNS Deeb into a corner! Fans fire up, Athena handspring FOREARMS! Athena brings Deeb around, Canadian Racks and hits a CLIFFHANGER CODE BREAKER! Athena then hurries up top, but Britt distracts her. Athena swipes at Britt, so Deeb CHOP BLOCKS Athena! Fans boo but Deeb drags Athena to the apron to SLAM the leg on the edge! Deeb keeps after the leg as AEW goes picture in picture!

Deeb SLAMS Athena’s leg one more time then lets off. Deeb high fives with Rebel and then SLAPS the bad leg. Athena crawls but Deeb keeps her from Storm with an elbow drop to the leg! And another! Deeb GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the leg! Athena crawls to a corner but Deeb grins as she stalks her. Deeb stands Athena up to CHOP her! Deeb gets the bad leg to DRAGON SCREW again! Deeb soaks up the heat while Athena writhes. Tag to Britt and she taunts Storm while standing between her and Athena. Britt stands Athena up, ROCKS her with forearms, then whips her to ropes. But the leg gives out and Athena falls!

Britt laughs at Athena’s pain, kicks at her bad leg, then drags her up. Britt CHOKES Athena against ropes but lets off as the ref counts. Britt ROCKS Athena, whips her again, but again the leg gives out! Athena crawls but Britt keeps her from storm. Britt chinlocks to grind Athena down, then she stands Athena up to ROCK again! BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Britt kicks at Athena then tags in Deeb. Deeb rushes in to CLUB away on Athena’s back. Athena throws forearms but Deeb DECKS her! Deeb steps through on the leg for an INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Athena endures and CHOPS at Deeb! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS!

Deeb lets Athena free of the hold and clutches her stinging chest. Deeb grabs the bad leg but Athena ENZIGURIS Deeb as Dynamite returns to single picture! Fans rally as both women crawl, hot tags to Britt and Storm! The Lightning rallies on Britt, BOOTS Deeb, but Britt kicks low! Britt whips but Storm SHOTGUNS! Britt goes to a corner, Storm UPPERCUTS and leg sweeps! Storm goes corner to corner, but Deeb gets Britt outta there! So Storm BOOTS Deeb and hits Britt with a TORNADO DDT to the floor! Fans fire up with Storm and Storm puts Britt back in. Storm drags Britt up, but no satellite as Britt powers out!

Britt runs, and SLINGBLADES Storm down! Britt hurries, but so does Storm, hot tags to Deed and Athena! Athena spins Deeb around to ROCK her! Deeb UPPERCUTS, Athena forearms! Deeb UPPERCUTS, Athena fires off forearm after forearm! Deeb wobbles, Athena runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, into an ARMBAR!! Deeb has Athena caught but Athena clasps the hands! Deeb CLUBS the hands but Athena moves around to stack! TWO, and Deeb still has the arm! Athena tries again, TWO, and Athena deadlifts Deeb! But Deeb sunset flips! Athena slips through to POINT-BLANK METEORA! Hot tag back to Storm!

Storm goes up top and aims at Deeb, CROSSBODY! But Deeb rolls it through to a HALF CRAB! Storm endures, crawls, but Deeb drags her away! Deeb has the hold in deep, but Athena KICKS her! Deeb stays up and eggs Athena on! Athena fires off forearms on Deeb, but Britt SUPERKICKS Athena! And SUPERKICKS Storm! The ref reprimands but Deeb jackknife bridges! Athena breaks it with a SENTON! Britt didn’t even realize what happened but sees Athena. Britt throws Athena out then RAMS her into steel steps! Deeb and Storm slowly rise and fans rally up. Deeb drags Storm up, reels her in, tucks the arms, but Storm slips out!

Storm waistlocks but Deeb resists! Rebel distracts the ref and Britt gets a chair! Britt wedges the chair between the ropes, and Deeb switches with Storm to RAM her into the chair! Deeb rolls Storm up, Deeb & Britt win!

Winners: Serena Deeb & Britt Baker, by pinfall

But then Athena CLOBBERS them both! The Fallen Goddess fires off on Britt, fires off on Deeb, and she DECKS Deeb, only for Britt to SUPERKICK her down! Britt runs to CURB STOMP Athena! Britt gets the chair, but here comes JAMIE HAYTER! The Hayter stops Britt from finishing this by taking the chair! But then Hayter JAMS Storm with it! And SMACKS Storm, too! Hayter says she didn’t do that for Britt, she still doesn’t like Storm. But Hayter also warns Britt that her time is coming! Britt keeps trying to apologize, but is it too late for that? As for Deeb, she pinned the AEW World Champion. Is the Professor of Pro-Wrestling about to get her title shot?

 

Mark Sterling, Tony Nese & Josh Woods speak.

Smart Mark says, “First of all, we have a few things to say.” Tony Nese says last week on Dynamite, Wardlow used a “cheap shot” headbutt to gain an advantage over him. And then after the bell, Wardlow tried to powerbomb Nese, and even tried to “kill” Sterling! Thank goodness Josh Woods was there to save them both. That is why this Friday on Rampage, Woods has his ROH World TV Championship match against Samoa Joe. The National Champion, the former ROH Pure Champion, and finally, the future ROH TV Champion, giving AEW and ROH the television recognition they both desperately need. But will the Technical Beast be slain by the Samoan Submission Machine?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Grand Slam!

After the chaotic scene after the match, Toni Storm will defend her Interim AEW Women’s World Championship against Serena Deeb, but she will also defend it against Britt Baker and Athena! It will be another Fatal 4 Way for the interim title! Will this title still be on #ToniTime? Or will Lightning From Down Under fail to strike twice against the Wolf, the Dentist and the Goddess?

Plus, after that sucker Orange Punch, Orange Cassidy finally gets the title match he wants! Will Cassidy take away one of the Bastard’s belts? Or Pac make sure he turns Orange into pulp?

 

AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, Semifinals: Chris Jericho VS Bryan Danielson!

We already know Moxley is waiting in the finals, but this main event is going to be All Out all over again! The Lionheart had to resort to cheap tricks to slay the American Dragon in Chicago, will he do it all over again in Albany? Or will Bryan avenge himself, only to head for a epic showdown with his BCC teammate?

The bell rings and the two stare down as fans fire up. Bryan and Jericho approach, Bryan dodges to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Jericho in the corner on repeat as fans chant “YES! WOO! YES!” Bryan keeps on the “YES! YES! YES!” KICKS as Jericho sits down! The ref counts, Bryan lets off to whip corner to corner. Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Jericho flounders but Bryan is right on him to bump him off buckles. Bryan CHOPS again, but Jericho CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! But Bryan CHOPS and KICKS again! And again! And whips corner to corner again, to DROPKICK!

Jericho flounders against ropes again but Bryan brings him up. Bryan HEABUTTS but Jericho throws haymakers. Daniel Garcia is watching this as once again, his hero in Bryan and his mentor in Jericho fight it out. Jericho headlocks, Bryan powers up and out, but Jericho runs Bryan over. Things speed up, Bryan tosses Jericho out! Bryan builds speed and WRECKS Jericho with a dropkick! Fans fire up as Bryan aims from the apron, to FLYING KNEE Jericho down! Fans fire up and Bryan brings Jericho back up. Bryan wrenches the arm, hammerlocks it, and POSTS the shoulder! Jericho clutches the arm but Bryan wrenches it again.

Bryan hammerlocks the arm to POST it again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan puts Jericho in. Bryan climbs up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Jericho is down, Bryan goes back up! DIVING HEADBUTT to that bad arm! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Bryan has the arm! Bryan hammerlocks it, drives his knee into it again and again, and fans duel, “Let’s Go, Bryan!” “Y2J!” Bryan double wristlocks the arm but Jericho endures, even as Bryan bends the fingers! Bryan isolates the arm but Jericho resists. Bryan PENALTY KICKS the arm! And then he KICKS Jericho in the chest! And again! And again! And again!

Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” as the kicks fly in from all sides! But Jericho ducks the Buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bryan flounders to the apron but Jericho triangle jumps to DROPKICK Bryan down! Fans are torn between cheers and jeers as Jericho raises his hand. Bryan gets up, Jericho triangle jump PLANCHAS to take him down! Jericho rains down fists on Bryan then says he’s the best ever! Fans cheer and jeer again as Jericho drags Bryan up and into the ring. Jericho stalks Bryan along the ropes, SLAPS Bryan in the face, then looms over him. Jericho SLAPS Bryan again, and he eggs Bryan on. Bryan gets up and Jericho SLAPS him!

Bryan shakes his head and fans fire up! Jericho SLAPS Bryan more so Bryan SLAPS back! And CHOPS! Jericho CHPOS, Bryan CHOPS, repeat! The CHOPS go back and forth, sharper and sharper! Jericho roars and CHOPS again! Bryan shakes his head, and CHOPS back! Jericho roars and CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan whips, Jericho reverses but Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but DOUBLE CROSSBODIES cancel out! Fans are thunderous while AEW goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men but they’re both able to continue. Bryan and Jericho slowly rise and then head for each other. Jericho throws a haymaker, and another. Bryan shakes his head but Jericho keeps throwing hands! Jericho knocks Bryan down, then dribbles his head off the mat! The ref reprimands but Jericho lets off. Jericho flexes and fans are torn as he motions about the title belt. Jericho turns around to see Bryan doing push-ups! Bryan isn’t fazed by what Jericho’s done to him! Bryan then springs up to CHOP Jericho! Jericho CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, Bryan throws haymaker after haymaker!

Bryan whips, Jericho holds ropes and KICKS back! Bryan falls, Jericho springboards, LIONSAULT! Fans fire up for that as Jericho covers, TWO! Jericho is frustrated and he drags Bryan up. Jericho ROCKS Bryan with a forearm, has Bryan in a corner, and he ROCKS him again. Bryan goes to another corner, but Jericho CHOPS him! And CHOPS! Jericho whips corner to corner, runs in but Bryan dodges, and Jericho POSTS himself! Jericho flops to the apron, Bryan pushes him back in. Bryan goes up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans fire up again, but Jericho trips Bryan up! Jericho CHOPS Bryan, then climbs up to join him.

Jericho throws hands, climbs up more, then SUPER STEINERS! Fans fire up while Bryan flounders away! Jericho aims from the corner, prepares the elbow, but Bryan ducks the Judas Effect to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Jericho narrowly escapes but Bryan gets the arms! CATTLE MUTILATION! Jericho endures, fans fire up and Jericho turns over! Bryan turns that into HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Fans chant ‘YES! YES!” with every shot, but Jericho gets the arm! Jericho hits back, turns things around, and he wraps Bryan up for his own HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans are torn, but Bryan is just taking the elbows!!

Bryan slowly rises as Jericho hammers away! Jericho looks to be almost pleading with Bryan now, but Bryan CHOPS him anyway! Jericho manages to CHOP back, but Bryan CHOPS again! Jericho CHOPS again, but Bryan CHOPS again! The CHOPS continue, Bryan gets the edge and he KICKS and KICKS and CHOPS! Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER, but Bryan BUSAIKU KNEES!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but someone has to move on to Grand Slam! Jericho goes to the apron, slaps himself and stands back up. Bryan CHOPS him! Jericho stays up to CHOP again!

Bryan CHOPS, but Jericho CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS and CHOPS then suplexes Jericho, but Jericho fights it! Jericho suplexes Bryan up and out of the ring!! Bryan holds his ankle and the ref checks on him. Jericho rests in the ring while the medic checks on Bryan. Bryan doesn’t want this to end the match, but Jericho is now a shark with blood in the water! He YANKS at the bad leg, pulls away the kick pad, CLUBS the ankle, then stomps the leg. Jericho puts Bryan in the corner, drags him to the corner and SLAMS the bad leg against the post! And again! And then Jericho ties the legs up for a HANGING FIGURE FOUR!!

Bryan endures, the ref counts, and Jericho lets off at 4! Fans are wincing but Jericho smacks himself with Bryan’s kick pad. Jericho stalks Bryan in the ring, CHOP BLOCKS the leg, then drags Bryan up. Jericho has the leg for a SHIN BREAKER! Bryan falls over and Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers. Jericho says he’s going to be champion, and he gets the leg again. SHIN- NO, Bryan CLUBS Jericho, throws more elbows, and he brings Jericho down! Bryan gets free and to a corner. Jericho runs in but into a BOOT! Bryan manages to hop, but Jericho catches the leg! Bryan resists but Jericho has the WALLS OF JERICHO!!

Bryan endures, but Jericho sits deep on his legs! Bryan grits his teeth, but Jericho shifts to a HALF CRAB to go after the bad leg! Fans rally and Bryan reaches out! Jericho keeps on that leg but Bryan claws his way over! Bryan reaches out, powers up, but Jericho drags him away! Jericho turns Bryan over, shifts the hold but Bryan resists! Jericho punches away, steps again, but Bryan kicks with the good leg. Jericho throws elbows, tries a third time, but Bryan boots him into buckles! Roll up, TWO!!! Jericho escapes, gets the leg, DRAGON SCREW! Jericho steps in again, and has the FIGURE FOUR!! Bryan endures all over again!

Fans rally as Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan grabs at Jericho’s leg but Jericho puts more pressure on the hold! Bryan fights the leg again, throws hands, but Jericho hits back! Fans are thunderous as the fists fly! Bryan turns Jericho with his own leg! Jericho resists but Bryan fires off crossface forearms! LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho endures now, and Bryan fishhooks his nose! Bryan bends Jericho way back, and Jericho TAPS! BRYAN WINS!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission (advances to the finals)

The American Dragon slays the Lionheart! We’ve got BCC VS BCC in the finals for THE AEW World Championship! William Regal is proud of both men, but he knows next week will be “torturous” since it’ll be teammates facing each other. Speaking of, here comes Moxley! Bryan manages to stand and he walks up to Moxley. Fans are fired up to see this one, and the two shake hands. Will Moxley get his FOURTH AEW World Championship run? Or will Bryan finally return to the top of the mountain?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Dynamite that also acts as a go-home to next week’s Grand Slam special. Great stuff out of the tournament of champions, with Moxley VS Guevara as an awesome opener and with Jericho VS Bryan as an awesome main event. I figured TayJay would try to help Sammy, and I’m glad they failed to win this for him. Now, the surprise was Jericho losing to Bryan, but at the same time, it had to happen because Jericho won at All Out. Moxley VS Bryan, BCC VS BCC for the title, that is going to be epic. Either way, the BCC will be on top of AEW, so this could go either way.

I like that Jungle Boy is willing to take on anyone while he’s waiting to face Luchasaurus and Christian Cage. JB VS Lethal was great stuff, and it was a great win for JB given Lethal’s resume. I’m sure if JB tries an open challenge again, Luchasaurus will sabotage it, or maybe even accept it. I would think JB wins against Luchasaurus and then we wait for Christian VS JB to finally settle this. Hobbs was of course winning his squash match tonight, but it was even more obvious after seeing his opponent. Starks showing up was great, too, and we’re clearly getting that rematch for Full Gear. I just wonder if Starks will really win that with how strong they can/should push Hobbs.

Being introduced to “The Firm” was a good segment. Hathaway is great on the mic, and I like that he revealed to us that he was indeed ditching The Baddies for his own interests. Ethan makes the first move from that group, ruining Luigi Primo’s AEW television debut, and setting up a match with Danhausen. I would think Ethan will win that to make his point about getting rid of “comedy” wrestlers in AEW. Cassidy getting serious and going after PAC was also a surprise. I wonder if Cassidy wins the All-Atlantic title to then defend it against Ethan. Likewise, I have a feeling that Gunn Club goes after whoever holds the tag titles after next week.

We got an awesome tag title match out of Keith & Swerve VS Lucha Bros, but of course Keith & Swerve retained. Acclaimed had a good promo to call them out, and that rematch from All Out is going to be amazing. Lucha Bros of course can focus on the Trios titles with Pac, regardless if Pac retains against Cassidy. Hangman and Dark Order can try again, Best Friends can try again, and maybe after the suspension from #BrawlOut is served, The Elite can try again. Not to mention any other trio from any other company, like Impact, AAA or NJPW. The possibilities are endless, and that makes for a lot of fun.

Good promos to set up other matches, such as Hardy calling out Darby and Sterling’s stable calling out Samoa Joe. Those matches will be great stuff, but I’m pretty sure Joe wins against Woods. Hardy VS Darby is an interesting move but perhaps this is the adjustment after Malakai Black leaving AEW. An interesting choice but not a bad one. Great stuff from MJF after Moxley’s win, and I’m thinking MJF being obsessed with Moxley means Moxley does win, but it’d be a shame if it were that obvious. Either way, we know MJF wants the title, so he’ll definitely target whoever wins next week.

And great stuff out of the women’s division. We may be only getting one segment a show, if even that, but at least tonight and next week, AEW is maximizing that opportunity. Great tag match, and great win for Deeb and Britt because of how they Heel’d it up. Hayter getting involved was a nice touch, as she maintains an almost Tweener thing now, beating down Storm for herself but putting Britt on notice. And next week, another Fatal 4 for the interim title, that is going to be awesome stuff. I would hope Toni retains, and maybe from there we get a 1v1 feud of Storm and Deeb while Hayter and Britt feud on the side.

My Score: 9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/30/22)

The truth shall be revealed!

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AEW Year 4

The Devil of AEW reveals all!

Fans have been waiting, and now, the NEW AEW World Champion, MJF, returns to explain just how he convinced William Regal to screw over Jon Moxley!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Dax Harwood VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox; Joe wins and retains the title.
  • Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari; Starks wins
  • Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S”; Nightingale wins.
  • AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley is here!

The Maniac came dangerously close to annihilating Lord William Regal last week given how angry he was over the Full Gear screwjob. And that anger hasn’t exactly lessened since. But as fans chant for him, he’s here tonight to say, “I grew up about 90 miles from here. When I first started, I used to wrestle here in Indianapolis all the time, down in the old Fountain Square at the Salvation Army Gym.” Fans cheer for that shoutout. “That was a long time ago. This has been a crazy ass ride. You never know what’s around the corner. But there are three constants in this world, three certainties: death; taxes; and Jon Moxley.” Fans also cheer that!

Moxley says “There is nobody that can outwork me, out hustle me, out wrestle me, out fight me, out bleed me or out sweat me! Today, nothing’s really changed. Nothing’s really changed since day one in AEW. I am at THE top of the food chain! I do what I want and I say what I want. This AEW ring belongs to me! And you can bet your ass there is not a man in that locker room, there isn’t a man in this building, there isn’t a man within 100 miles that has the balls to come out here, look me in the eyes and tell me any different.” But here comes HANGMAN! Adam Page is back and Indianapolis can’t believe it!

Hangman storms down to the ring, not yet cleared to compete but clearly not caring! And he gets right in the face with the man who concussed him in Moxley! Fans are ready for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Moxley smirks. “You sure you wanna do this, man, after what happened last time? Oh, I’m sorry. Do you not remember last time?” Hangman DECKS Moxley, proving he does! Hangman keeps after Moxley as they go outside the ring and he fires off! Moxley RAMS Hangman into railing but Hangman DECKS him again! Hangman wants after Moxley but security and referees rush out! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley gets loose, only for Hangman to CLOBBER him!

Hangman rains down fists, Moxley gets back up, and Moxley dares Hangman to try that again. Hangman storms up and he DOES hit Moxley again! Fans are loving it but even MORE refs rush out to stop this! Fans still want to “Let Them Fight!” and Moxley breaks loose! Moxley takes a spill off the ramp, but he gets up again! They scrap, but the security and refs pile on top of them to smother this fight. Moxley goes out one tunnel, Hangman goes out the other, what will keep these two from fighting backstage!?

 

Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Bryan Danielson!

FTR acknowledged that they have had perhaps the best year possible as a tag team, but Dax the Ax wants to prove himself worthy against THE BEST WRESTLER in the world! The American Dragon accepted that challenge, and now we see if Dax is right. IS Bryan Danielson the best in the world? Or will Dax take that title and add it to his collection?

The bell rings and fans fire up already. Dax and Bryan circle, tie up, “This is Awesome!” already for Indy as the two break. Bryan and Dax circle, tie up again and Bryan headlocks and hits a takeover. Dax headscissors but Bryan moves around. Bryan headstands, turns Dax over, bridges and hooks the legs up. Dax avoids the headlock to facelock, but Bryan puts Dax on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but Dax ducks the kick! Dax and Bryan stare down and fans cheer this opening exchange. Bryan and Dax tie up again, Dax headlocks but Bryan powers out. Dax runs Bryan over, keeps moving, but Bryan drops.

Dax slide sunder the haymaker but swings into a takedown! Dax slips free to step through the legs! Bryan scrambles around and gets the ROPEBREAK! Dax tries to let off but Bryan is the one holding on with a leg scissor. The ref reprimands them both, Bryan lets off but then kicks Dax under the chin! So Dax stomps Bryan in return! Bryan scrambles out of the ring while Dax checks his chin. Fans rally up and the ring count starts. Bryan stands on the apron and has Dax back up. Bryan steps in, he and Dax tie up, and Bryan puts Dax in the corner. Bryan CHOPS, but Dax turns things around to CHOP back!

Dax stands Bryan up to CHOP again! And UPPERCUT! Bryan turns things around to CHOP, and KICK, and CHOP, and KICK, repeat! Bryan whips corner to corner but Dax reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over. Things keep moving, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but into a waistlock. O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dax CHOPS Bryan again! Dax whips, Bryan reverses but Dax KICKS the back drop! Dax runs in but Bryan whips him out! Dax hits the apron hard, Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Dax ends up in the front row! Fans fire up and Bryan drags Dax up. Bryan ROCKS Dax but Dax CHOPS!

Dax ROCKS Bryan but Bryan fights back, they’re brawling right in front of the fans as AEW goes picture in picture! Dax finds the corner of the railing but Bryan is on him! They throw haymakers and CHOPS, Dax ROCKS Bryan and suplexes him up and over the railing! They crash down right in front of more fans! Indy is loving having the action right at their feet, but the ref checks both men. Dax and Bryan stir, sit up, and Dax fist bumps fans as he returns to ringside. Bryan is slower to stand, crawls his way to the ring, and Dax goes out to meet him. Dax eggs Bryan on, goes back into the ring, and Bryan slowly gets to the apron.

The count is 5 of 10 but Bryan gets in. Dax storms up to Bryan and Bryan eggs him on. Dax ROCKS Bryan, brings him around and CHOPS! And then CHOPS again! Bryan staggers to another corner but Dax follows him over to UPPERCUT! Dax UPPERCUTS again, then CHOPS again! Dax even hurt his hand on that one! Dax drags Bryan up again, to whip corner to corner. Dax runs in but Bryan BOOTS him back! Bryan ROCKS Dax with a forearm, CHOPS back, CHOPS more and more, then spins, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another!

Fans fire up with both men down on the mat. Dax stands up, climbs the corner, but Dax hops down to stalk Bryan. Dax drags Bryan up but Bryan switches. Dax switches, Bryan switches, repeat, but then Dax fakes Bryan out! Dax reels Bryan in but Bryan back drops the driver away! Dax makes that a sunset flip but Bryan rolls through, rolls Dax, and then ducks the haymaker. Dax ducks the roundhouse, then feints a haymaker to reel Bryan in! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Dax can’t believe it! But fans rally up as Dax goes to the corner and climbs up. Dax DIVING HEADBUTTS but FLOPS as Bryan dodges! La Magistrol, TWO!!

Bryan hurries to the apron and Dax runs in, but Bryan jumps over! FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs, Dax and Bryan stand. Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Bryan puts Dax in, climbs up the corner himself, and fans rally back up. But Dax ROCKS Bryan first! Dax climbs up, brings Bryan up, but Bryan throws body shots. Bryan slips out to trip Dax up! Dax lands on his ax, Bryan climbs up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The corner came gets a close-up look as those shots hit again and again! Bryan then stands Dax up for a SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Dax turns it but Bryan rolls it! TWO!!!

Fans are thunderous while Bryan and Dax are both down on the mat! A standing count starts, both slowly rise, and they crawl to each other. Dax gives a junkyard dog headbutt, but Bryan gives it back! Dax headbutts again, but Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS as he stands up! Bryan whips, Dax reverses and wrenches and short arm LARIATS! But Bryan stays up and shakes his head! Dax LARIATS again, but Bryan still stays up! Dax swings again, Bryan dodges and LARIATS! But Dax stays up! Bryan LARIATS again, but Dax just eggs him on! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and DOUBLE LARIAT and DOUBLE LARIAT again!

Fans fire up as the lariats turn to haymakers, and then both men drop to their feet! Indy hopes they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow. Dax CLOBBERS Bryan point blank!! But Bryan gets up to LARIAT Dax! Dax and Bryan DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they both flop to the floor! Indy gives a standing ovation, and a standing count starts. “This is Awesome!” as Bryan stands. Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights, but then he BUZZ- NO, Dax blocks! Dax JABS, then gets Bryan up for a SLINGSHOT- NO, Bryan RANAS it! But Dax sunset flips that! TWO!! BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!

Fans fire up as both men are down again. A standing count, Bryan and Dax slowly sit up. Bryan stands up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Dax ducks the buzzsaw to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks, dodges, BUSAIK- NO! Dax blocks the knee to SLINGSHOT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! But Dax has the legs and ties them up! SHARPSHOOTER!! Bryan endures, turns slightly, but Dax uses Bryan’s own kneepad for extra leverage! Bryan still reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Dax lets Bryan go and he drags Bryan away from ropes. Dax steps through but Bryan blocks to drag Dax into a cradle! TWO, Dax has the cradle, TWO!

Bryan has the cradle back, TWO! Dax has it again, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! Dax, TWO!! Bryan shifts to LEBELL LOCK!! Fans fire up as Dax endures! Dax reaches out but he’s so far away, he TAPS! Bryan wins!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

Dax tried to slay the American Dragon, but he could not! Bryan may very well be the best wrestler in the world, but he nods and applauds the valiant effort of Dax Harwood. Will Dax still be in the conversation of greatest of all time?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal is back! But this time the prize is a match with MJF for the ring, and the Diamond Ring contender can name the time and place they face him for it! Matt Hardy, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, Jungle Boy, Dalton Castle and Captain Shawn Dean are among the known participants, but who comes out on top to go after MJF’s other precious possession?

 

Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.

Tony Schiavone brings up next week’s special Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. The Absolute is the #1 contender to MJF’s AEW World Championship, and he’s in action later tonight to warm-up for Winter is Coming. Starks says that’s right, but he would like to make “an absolute announcement.” Starks is entering IN that battle royal! Starks is going to make a judgment call right now: Starks will WIN that battle royal! Why? Because Starks is coming for everything MJF has! The title, the diamond ring, and his spot at the top! Everything MJF has is owed to Starks as well. He is Absolute for a reason, he proves it tonight, next week and ultimate proves it at Winter is Coming! Will Ricky Starks single-handedly change the AEW landscape to close out the year?

 

Hangman Page is being escorted out by security.

But then he spots Moxley! The brawl is back on!! Who could’ve guessed?! They ditch the couple of security guards, and Hangman TOSSES Moxley into a garage door! Security rushes back in with reinforcements, but Moxley throws them aside to get at Hangman! Security and refs pry these two apart for what feels like the hundredth time already, what will it take for these two to wait for a match?

 

Renee Paquette holds a special sit-down interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Renee is live in Nashville with Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker and thanks them for this time. She also has the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli here. She thanks them for being here, and thanks them all for agreeing to no physicality. Renee starts with Claudio, but then Menard speaks up! When Claudio loses to Chris Jericho next week and has no choice but to be in the JAS, “The beautiful thing about being a sports entertainer, Claudio, is you can be anything you want! You like yodeling? You can be a yodeler!” Renee has the JAS calm down, she hadn’t even asked a question.

The JAS oblige, and Renee says that at ROH Final Battle, in the main event, it will be Claudio VS Jericho for the ROH World title. What would it mean to Claudio to regain that title and bring it back to professional wrestling? It would mean a whole lot. That was his first world title anywhere. It would silence the doubting voice in his head that says he can’t win “the big one.” He needs to prove that, and vows he will prove that. Hager speaks up to just say, “I like this hat!” Then he takes out a matching bucket hat from his fanny pack, and he offers it to Claudio! Deep down, Claudio the Sports Entertainer will love the hat. They can be a great tag team again!

Claudio says he is sick of this! He is sick of the JAS, of sit-down interviews, and being on stage with microphones. He came to AEW to prove he is the best WRESTLER! He does that at Final Battle when he beats Jericho! Claudio throws his chair away but the JAS laughs like hyenas. Garcia says the BCC is falling apart! Yuta says Garcia shouldn’t talk about stuff he knows nothing about! Garcia says alright, here’s what he does know: he made the right choice staying with the JAS! Because that little combat club is falling apart! They’ll prove it next week on Dynamite by “beating up some pro-wrestling dorks!” Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta!

Yuta says he is done with the JAS, the stupid hat, the stupid nicknames, and those suspenders with a belt. What the hell are you doing, Parker? The only reason Garcia isn’t just dead to Yuta is because Yuta wants that ROH Pure Championship! So yeah, tag match challenge accepted. But at Final Battle, Garcia puts the Pure title on the line and they end this. Garcia says okay then. Yuta storms off now, will the BCC reclaim gold and honor to end their 2022?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS AR Fox!

Sure, Wardlow wants his belt back, but #TwoBeltsJoe is already ready to move on. Will Joe stay the Double Television Champion? Or will the newest high-flyer to go #AllElite start off with a bang?

The introductions are made, the AEW title is raised, and we see just who is The Face of TNT!

The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. Fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as the two tie up. Joe powers Fox to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Joe then throws a body shot, JAB, JAB, JAB, JAB, and HEAD CHOP! Fans fire up, Joe stomps Fox and drags him up. Joe DECKS Fox, then mockingly applauds. Joe brings Fox up but Fox throws hands! Joe HEADBUTTS Fox, runs, but Fox goes Matrix to duck the lariat! Fox PELES Joe and Joe tumbles out of the ring! Fans fire up as Fox builds speed and FLIES! But Joe moves aside! Only for Fox to roll through and stand back up! Joe turns around into a BOOT!

Joe gets in the ring, Fox follows and CLUBS away! Joe sweeps the legs! Fox lands on his face, Joe lands on Fox with a SENTON! Joe snarls at Fox as AEW goes picture in picture.

Joe covers, TWO! Joe sits Fox up to CHOP him to ropes, then stands him up. Joe bumps Fox off buckles, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Joe storms up to Fox, drags him up, but Fox throws body shots! Fox runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Joe snarls, stalks Fox and then covers, ONE!! Fox is showing toughness and that amuses Joe. Joe drags Fox up, snapmares him and clamps on a hard neck wrench! Fox endures as Joe leans all his weight on the twist! Fox fights up as fans rally, and Fox throws body shots. Joe throws Fox down by his head! The ref reprimands, and Fox sits up, into a MULE KICK! Cover, TWO!

Now Joe is frustrated as Fox sticks around. Joe stalks Fox to ropes, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Joe CLUBS away on Fox’s back with big forearm shots, then CHOPS him on the back! Fox slumps down and Joe smirks as he digs his boot in. The ref count, Joe lets off, and then Joe paces around. Joe drags Fox back up, HEADBUTTS him, but Fox kicks back! Joe throws a forearm, Fox kicks, repeat, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fox runs, but Joe scoops to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Fox barely bridges up for that, and Joe taunts him. Joe puts Fox in a corner, hoists him up top, but Fox throws forearms!

Joe CHOPS Fox back! And then climbs up after Fox, but Fox throws body shots! Joe steps back, Fox FLYING DDTs! Fans fire up and Fox MULE KICKS, BUZZSAWS, but then Joe ducks the heel kick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up top, 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and shocks Fox! Fans fire up as Fox pounds the mat. Fox has some blood in his mouth but he just goes back up top. Fox leaps, but Joe moves aside. This time Fox crashes and burns! Joe runs to POUNCE Fox into the ropes! Joe hoists Fox up top, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Joe wins!

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

A strong first defense, he gets both belts on his shoulders, and then he gets a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to a new and glorious era! For I am the One True King of Television!” But Wardlow is on the tron! “Hey, self-proclaimed King of TV. Wow, that’s almost as good as the last nickname you came up with in War Joe. Listen, I hope you enjoyed playing the role, because I’m coming for what’s mine! Cuz Joe, this ain’t your world, this is WARDLOW’S WORLD!” Wardlow has the fans chanting his name, will Joe have to watch his back from now on?

 

“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs continues his homecoming journey.

Still in Oakland, California, Hobbs says, “I walk along these streets… I’ve been bullied, I’ve been beaten up. It’s only made me tougher.” The guys on the street rolling dice spot him and give him space. They all wonder who that was, but know not to mess with him. Hobbs continues to narrate, “I’m going to let each and every one of you feel the pain, the hurt, the happiness. I’m taking what belongs to me.”

 

AEW presents a new Technique By Taz.

We review Hook’s match with Lee Moriarty in defense of the FTW Championship. Taz points out that Hook’s escape from the Border City Stretch was all about breaking wrist control and sitting out to shift and pop free. Then Hook gets the half nelson and cross choke for the Redrum. Moriarty may be a submission savant, but Hook might be a prodigy. Will the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil continue to make his father proud in defending that title?

 

William Regal is here!

Indianapolis boos as “this snake, this coward” (Excalibur’s words on commentary) makes his way to the ring. Moxley is no longer in the building so Regal doesn’t have to hide. He walks down the Burberry carpet and into the ring where something is on a pedestal under a cover. Regal gets a mic while fans boo more, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen… Your new AEW World Champion… Maxwell Jacob Friedman!” MJF makes his entrance, here as promised last week. Fans are torn as MJF swaggers his way out, belt around his waist and Burberry scarf around his neck. MJF goes to the ring, mic already in hand.

MJF and Regal hug, and MJF says, “I know you people aren’t very bright, but when The Best Wrestler on God’s Green Earth is holding a microphone, you keep your hillbilly mouths shut.” Fans boo more as MJF says, “I would now like to tell you people how my and Mr. Regal’s unholy union-” Fans tell MJF to STFU and that gives him pause. “How uncouth.” But MJF finishes his thought by saying, “Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent me an email and it was right after The Firm had attacked me, and that email reads as follows.

“Maxwell, I watched on as The Firm attacked you. It’s become very clear you’ve grown weak. I see all the potential in you to not just become a villain, but the greatest villain of our time. However, as I’ve said previously, you have much to learn. I’m willing to help you reach your true potential, but if you want to get the world title around your waist, this time you mustn’t grab the Dynamite Ring. Instead, you must grab the brass one. Yours Sincerely, Sir William Regal.” It was after that that MJF and Regal secretly met, and MJF is not afraid to admit that Regal is a genius.

MJF was more than apt to listen when Regal said to not use the diamond ring, but the brass knuckles. Regal didn’t want MJF to just beat Moxley, no no. He wanted MJF to leave Moxley with a lesson in the form of an emotional scar so that Moxley will never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. “Now let’s talk about The Firm, shall we?” MJF knows everyone wants to know what he’s going to do to The Firm, “and to be honest, eh. I kinda respect The Firm. They saw a weakness in me, and like sharks smelling blood, they attacked, and I would’ve done the exact same thing.

“And let’s be fair, even if I did harbor some resentment, Mr. Regal, do I really seem like the type to chase anyone down?” Regal says no. MJF says that’d take effort. And as Indy knows oh too well, effort is for poors like all of them! See, MJF is above that. And speaking of things MJF is above, let’s talk about the belt, shall we? When MJF became our AEW World Champion, he made a promise to himself that he’d make changes around here. Out with the old, in with the new, and so looking at this belt, he wants to vomit in his mouth. And that’s not just from being in Indiana.

Fans boo more but MJF says, “It’s because it desperately needs an upgrade. This belt is tacky, it lacks class, and to make matters worse, it reminds me of all the men who held it previously. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, yeah, sure, they were all talented in their own rights, I guess. But I think we can all agree none of them are on my level. And that is specifically why this version of the title, much like all of you, is garbage.” MJF throws down Pretty Platinum! And then Regal unveils the BURBERRY STRAPPED AEW World Championship! MJF introduces to the world, the new and improved AEW World Championship, “Triple B: The Big Burberry Belt!”

Fans boo but MJF says this is now the most important, prestigious and prolific world title in all of pro-wrestling, and that’s because MJF is the one holding it! “No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be recognized as world champion except for me! Not any of your over-hyped, overrated pieces of trash you guys constantly push for. Fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston…” Fans start chanting for “Eddie! Eddie!” MJF says they can chant all they want, Eddie will NEVER be world champion. MJF calls out other fake tough guys like Ricky Starks. Starks is a fake star is what he is!

And speaking of fakes, let’s talk about the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid, fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson! Fans boo but MJF says, “No offense, in comparison to me, Bryan Danielson couldn’t wrestle his way out of a gaddamn paper bag. No offense, Mr. Regal, you tried everything you could. Some people just can’t be helped.” MJF tells Indy to pipe down, but speaking of people who can’t be helped, here’s a message to everyone on HIS show, in HIS locker room and on HIS roster. “So long as I’m in this company, you will never know what it feels like to be on top, because I am going to be world champion for a very long time. All the way, in fact, until the bidding war of 2024!”

At that time, Triple B will be a bargaining chip to get the biggest money contract in the history of the business! MJF will make more money in a day than any of these white trash hicks in their miserable lives! “I just pray to God the right Khan foots the bill, and Lord knows I ain’t talking about Tony.” MJF grins at the camera because he’s talking about “Mah boi, jolly ol’ Saint Nick! And my other boy, The Game, Trips. And if I’m being completely transparent here, Mr. Regal, come January 1st, 2024, I don’t even know if a wrestling company wins the bidding war, because quite frankly, I am getting sick and tired of having to look at disgusting, grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis. Maybe Hollywood wins!”

MJF grins as fans boo more. But MJF isn’t deaf. He knows there is an interesting amount of fans who were over the moon for him to become champion! Okay, to those fans, fantastic. But call him “Mystic Max,” because their happiness will soon turn to resentment, because those fans are fickle! “Pretty soon, you’ll be saying stuff like, ‘I am sick of MJF! He’s so boring! He’s so repetitive! All he does is talk! He never wrestles. He’s a coward!’ There it is!” Fans chant “BORING~!” as MJF continues to predict the rants about making opponents jump through hoops. But to those people, MJF says, “Great.”

Because y’know who keeps tuning in, praying to God that someone takes Triple B off MJF? YOU! MJF says during his long and illustrious reign, Triple B will be defended very rarely, and he will wrestler very rarely, because unlike everyone else, he’s a special attraction. “In order for you discussing poors to see me defend my title, nine times outta ten, you will have to reach into your pockets for that small amount of money that you have, and buy a PPV in hopes to see someone dethrone me. Newsflash: they won’t. I am about to have a world title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL and Jeff Jarrett seem short and sweet!

“I am about to have a world title reign that is gonna make that shmuck, Bruno Sammartino, roll in his shitty little grave!” Fans boo as MJF stoops to new lows in his insults. MJF says we are now in the Era of MJF, and his reign of terror has only just begun. Fans boo as he holds up Triple B, but then MJF remembers something! He knows fans are confused by all this, but hold on. MJF brings the brass knuckles out and says without these, and without Regal, none of this is possible. The fans might’ve booed when Regal came out here, but everyone still respects him, both fans and wrestlers alike. Because for 40 YEARS, Regal, has given blood, sweat, tears, and sacrificed so much to the business!

MJF gets fans to cheer Regal because Regal loves the business. So that’s why MJF wanted to say from the bottom of his heart, SUCKER PUNCH WITH THE KNUCKLES!!!! Fans boo as hard as ever as MJF walks over and squats by Regal’s prone body. “It’s funny. You said I had much to learn, and yet you’re the one who made a deal with The Devil. So allow me to leave you with the words you left me seven long years ago. ‘Will, the game has changed. MJF exclusive hires top talents and top world class athletes. When you’re of them, send me your stuff. Yours Sincerely, the World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman.'”

MJF drops the mic, brings Triple B with him, and leaves through the crowd. Bryan hurries to Regal’s side, along with the medics. Regal wanted to make the greatest villain of all time, but he have just created the worst monster of all time! Did MJF cross a line no one should ever cross?

 

AEW returns as Regal is loaded into an ambulance.

He has a neck brace and backboard as he is on the stretcher. Bryan is there, he’s going to ride with Regal to the hospital. Will Lord Regal be alright? Will someone avenge him by ruining all of MJF’s plans for his future?

 

Ricky Starks VS Ari Daivari!

Speaking of, the Absolute #1 contender plans to ruin the holidays for MJF by taking both world title AND diamond ring! Will Starks be red hot going into the battle royal? Or will Daivari Dinero already ruin Ricky’s own run?

Before the bell, Stokely Hathaway walks out to have everyone wait. He also has Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with him, and Hardy steals the spotlight by getting the fans cheering for V1 and “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Stokely tells Hardy to get his ass to the back! Hardy smiles, but Ethan tells him to not forget that The Firm owns his ass! And in that Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, Hardy’s gonna help Ethan win it all, because Ricky took away that #1 contendership away from him! So Ethan vows to take the battle royal from Starks. AND, Ethan is calling his shot right now!

At Winter is Coming, after MJF whoops Starks’ ass around the whole arena defending the world title successfully, Ethan will whoop MJF’s tired ass! Then Ethan will be the one with the diamond ring, and Starks will just watch and cry. IF he makes it to Winter is Coming. Daivari CLOBBERS Starks in the corner! The ref rings the bell, Daivari stomps a mudhole, then he fires off hands. Daivari whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Daivari up! Underhooks, gut wrench, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

Starks looks at Ethan and Stokely as they’re already eating their words. Will All Ego be deflated in that battle royal? Will Starks win big again to then go for BOTH of MJF’s prizes?

 

Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker & Rebel.

Tony Schiavone is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, the Doctor, and the Doctor’s Assistant and brings up last week how Britt & Hayter won big in tag team action. Britt wants Tony to keep “Doctor” in how he addresses her. And also, she shouts out the big win by her Pittsburgh Steelers right here in Indianapolis. But let’s talk about what is really concerning: The coming sit-down interview Renee has with Saraya. Hayter has a great idea! Why not a sit-down interview with THE Women’s World Champion! A little chat even. And he will, next week. Renee can sit her ass at home! It’s settled, yours truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

 

Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay “A S” w/ Tay Melo!

Things are getting fierce in the invigorated AEW Women’s Division, and the always positive powerhouse is positively gonna pummel the Star of the Show! Will Willow keep the energy going to the top of the rankings? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?

The bell rings and Anna smirks as she circles with Willow. Anna avoids Willow but Willow clamps onto an arm! Anna whips free but Willow runs her over! Fans fire up as Willow runs, rolls then runs Anna over! Willow flexes, drags Anna up and short arm LARIATS! And short arm LARIATS again! Anna ELBOWS back but swings into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Anna goes to a corner, fans rally for Willow and she runs in to back body block! Willow does a dance, whips Anna corner to corner, then runs in to back body block again! Anna dodges the lariat to ROCK Willow, run and HEEL KICK!

Anna shoves Willow down, goes up the corner, and leaps for a BLOCKBUSTER! Anna mocks Willow before the cover, ONE!! Anna is upset as AEW goes picture in picture.

Willow gets to ropes but Anna CHOKES her! The ref counts, Anna lets off and paces about. Willow throws body shots but Anna CLUBS her down. Anna CHOKES Willow, the ref counts, but Tay is also talking trash. Anna lets off and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swipes at Tay but she gets away, and then Anna bumps Willow off buckles. Anna stalks Willow, CLUBS her down, then shouts at the fans to shut up. Willow kicks Anna, Anna ROCKS Willow, and Anna whips Willow corner to corner. Anna runs in to back elbow Willow down! Anna talks more trash, covers, TWO! Fans rally but Anna bumps Willow off buckles.

Anna ROCKS Willow again, whips her to ropes, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Anna soaks up the heat while Willow crawls. Anna CHOKES Willow on the mat, the ref counts and Anna lets off to then cover, ONE!! Anna is annoyed at Willow’s toughness, and she CLUBS Willow down. Anna bumps Willow off buckles, digs her boots in, then lets off at 4. Tay applauds as Anna snapmares Willow for elbows! Anna clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. But Willow endures and fans rally up. Willow fights up, only for Anna to wrangle her down. Willow fights up again, throws body shots, and AEW returns to single picture.

Willow ROCKS Anna, but Anna ROCKS Willow. Willow ROCKS Anna, so Anna ROCKS Willow! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, and Willow CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS! Anna KNEES low, whips, but Willow reverses. Willow runs in to back body block in the corner, and LARIAT! Snapmare, run and BOOT! Fans fire up with Willow and she whips Anna to ropes, for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Anna survives but Willow drags her back up. Willow fireman’s carries, Anna slips off to waistlock but Willow elbows free. Willow runs, into a spin and wrench and HOOK KICK! Then a Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

Willow survives and upsets TayJay! Fans fire up and cheer Willow on as she rises up. Anna shouts she’s gonna choke her out! QUEENSLAYER!! But BACKPACK SENTON turns that round! Willow drags Anna up and gut wrenches, but Tay gets on the apron! Willow DECKS her for it! Anna reels Willow in but Willow fights the clinch with elbows! Gut wrench, but Anna hooks a leg to roll! Cradle, TWO!! Anna hurries but Willow BOOTS and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Willow drags Anna back up! Gut wrench, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

No weeping Willow here! She’s all smiles as she gets another great win! Will Willow will her way to a title opportunity in time for the holidays?

But wait! TayJay aren’t done having a bad time, cuz RUBY SOHO Is back! Tay thinks she’s coming from the ramp, but nope! Ruby slips in from the crowd! Tay turns around, and Ruby tackles her! Ruby rains down fists! Anna returns but Ruby DECKS her! Tay ROCKS Ruby, but Ruby just grins! Ruby chases Tay out of the ring and brings her around to HEADBUTT! Tay wobbles, Ruby brings Tay around again, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN to the ramp! Ruby sits with Tay and gives her a kiss on the forehead. Is the Runaway going to run through the Brazilian Goddess?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai himself says, “Before this week is done, you will have seen more of us making less of them.” The House is back from the dead, what does this mean for AEW?

Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Orange Cassidy.

Schiavone notes we all saw The Factory and Best Friends fall victim to the return of Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews. They agreed to this time to talk it out. QT wants to talk directly to Cassidy since he keeps getting interrupted. QT wants a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship. Cassidy says no problem. Oh, yeah, okay. Then this Friday on Rampage, it won’t just be a normal match! QT wants a Lumberjack match! Yeah, love it, great. See you then. QT can’t stand that, though he got what he wanted, Cassidy kept talking over him. But since he got what he wanted, will QT get the title? Or will he just get what he deserves?

 

The Baddies are here!

And it is a celebration for the still undefeated AEW TBS Champion! Jade Cargill is 42-0, has the physical belt back, and has Red Velvet back, though she kicked Kiera Hogan to the curb. That aside, they and Leila Grey go to the ring, Velvet and Leila in magenta to contrast with all the green and gold. The confetti cannons go off with red, while Jade has the mic to say, “Now we all know why we’re here tonight: because of me, and my big ass celebration! But before we begin, let me address something and set the record straight. I made the Baddies, I say who stays and who goes. Now you see, I got rid of the trash last week. So I’m so confused as to why you two were chilling with her this past weekend!”

Velvet shrugs, Leila rolls her eyes, but Jade says she is done playing games! Jade got her belt back from Nyla Rose at Full Gear! Understand that to stand next to Jade is a blessing. So either you two get in line, or they can step. Because they are eating on her dime, making names off of her, and this whole company is eating off of her! SHE is the brightest star the company has! Stand her next to any wrestler in the back, and every consumer knows she’s the star! No one has Jade’s face, Jade’s body, or Jade’s aura. NOBODY! Leila and Velvet seem to agree with that since they’re staying right there in the ring.

Jade then asks the fans, “So you tell me what we’re gonna do about that. And you all can play, but I put asses in seats!” Plenty of the fans agree with that. “I wrestle for bad bitches. Now cameramen, do your job and get my Baddies.” The cameras do in fact find the Indy Baddie Section as Jade continues. “I am the real deal! I am nothing but real. And like I said, I create careers. And speaking of careers, Lil’ Bow Wow is a joke! Is a total joke!” But wait, Bow Wow is on the tron! And he says, “Jadey, baby, you deserve all the flowers in the world. Congratulations on your little win. It was cute, really cute.”

But to get to business, time is money and Bow Wow is all about money. He’s done with his tour, has a lot of time on his hands, so what does that mean? “See you soon. Real, real soon.” Jade doesn’t understand what the hell is going on with Bow Wow, but she and the Baddies storm out of the ring. Who, if anyone, will ever dethrone #ThatBitch?

 

The Acclaimed speak.

Billy Gunn is with Max Caster & Anthony Bowens backstage, and he’s like a drill sergeant with his trainees. He asks, “Why is there a camera in our face?” Bowens answers, “Because AEW stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday.” Billy asks, “Why do you two not have a match on Dynamite?” Caster answers, “Because Everyone Loves the Acclaimed, and no one wants to fight us, Daddy Ass.” Billy asks, “And what are you two going to do about it?” Bowens says, “I have an idea, Daddy Ass.” Then would he like to let us all know? Bowens says this Friday on Rampage, they give a tag title opportunity to the best tag team in AEW!

How can that possibly be when THEY are the best team in AEW?! Caster says Bowens meant the second best team, Daddy Ass. Sorry. Okay. Then there’s only one thing left to do: SCISSOR FINGER~!!! Who is the second best team in AEW? AKA the #1 contenders? We’ll see this Friday when Rampage returns to its regular time of 10 PM Eastern!

 

AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 3: Death Triangle VS The Elite!

PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M ruined the return of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks with a bell hammer. Then they cheated the second match with another bell hammer. Will there be THREE hammers in this third match? Or can the Best Bout Machine and his boys finally get on the board?

The fans sing Carry On My Wayward Son for The Elite, and then the introductions are made. But then The Elite attack Death Triangle on the ramp! Omega is after Fenix, Matt Jackson is after Pac and Nick Jackson is after Penta! Fans fire up as the brawl goes from ramp to stage, but then also down the ramp. Indy fires up for “THE! ELITE! THE THE ELITE!” as Omega and Nick mug Fenix. Matt ROCKS Penta, the ref reprimands everyone, but Penta runs, into a back drop to the ramp! Nick kicks Fenix, runs to get a boost from Matt, the RANA sends Fenix down the ramp! Omega RAMS Pac into part to the tunnel, to hit a KOTARO KRUSHER to the stage!

The Bucks check on Omega, that elevated bulldog really hurts the tailbone and hip. Nick CLUBS away on Pac, drags him up, and Matt walks Pac with Nick down the ramp. They head for ringside, Omega walks off the pain, and the Bucks set Pac up. Omega runs down the ramp to build up speed, for a SUPERKICK from Pac!! The Lucha Brothers then somersault down the ramp, DOUBLE STUNNERS!! Death Triangle turns things around on Elite and this still isn’t even on record as AEW goes picture in picture!

Fenix CLUBS Omega, ROCKS him and they end up going around the ramp. Matt and Nick hobble, Penta and Pac keep on them. Omega and Fenix brawl just offstage in front of fans. Fenix UPPERCUTS, Penta CLUBS and KICKS Nick to send him along the pyro grate. Nick hits Penta back and TOSSES Penta off onto Fenix and Omega! Pac and Matt brawl at center stage while Nick LEAPS to AX HANDLE Penta back down! Matt KICKS Pac towards that side of the stage, reels him in, but Pac blocks the suplex. Matt keeps trying but Pac throws body shots. Matt throws those shots back, then punches away on Pac’s forehead!

Matt gets space, runs but Pac BOOTS him away! Then Pac says what the hell, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Nick, Omega and the Lucha Brothers!! Death Triangle then drags Nick and Omega up, but Matt SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down! Omega helps Matt up and the Elite drag Death Triangle up. The brawling continues, going back to the ramp and then to ringside. Omega sends Penta into railing while Nick sends Pac into the apron. Fenix whips but Matt reverses to send Fenix into barriers! Matt mocks Fenix’s pain then kicks him down! Matt then brings Fenix around to have him join the others ringside.

Dynamite returns to single picture, Brandon Cutler is vlogging this for The Elite as they set up Death Triangle. They all put one out, but the ref wants this to finally get in the ring. Omega says fine, and he puts Penta in the ring. The bell finally sounds and NOW this is a match! Then Omega kicks Penta out of the ring, the Bucks DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMB Fenix and Pac! Omega then brings Penta around, but Penta fights that bomb off to CHOP Omega! And CHOP Matt! And tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER Nick! Omega rushes back in, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up with Penta as he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”

But then Penta moves, Matt WRECKS the ref with that wrecking ball dropkick!! And Alex Abrahantes sneaks a bell hammer to Penta! Penta hurries, hiding that hammer in his waistband. Penta then sets that down in a corner, and builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on The Elite! Penta puts Omega in, grabs said hammer, and fans are torn! Fenix gets in and he tells Penta NO! They’ve already done this enough for his liking! Penta tells him to shut up and just watch! But then Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta! V-TRIGGER hits Fenix!! Fenix flops out of the ring, Penta kicks Omega and tucks! But Omega slips out, the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Penta!

Omega hurries to SNAP DRAGON! Penta flounders, the ref is finally up, and fans are thunderous as Omega drags Penta back up. POWERBOMB, flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, but Pac breaks it! Nick kicks Pac and sends him out. Omega goes corner to corner but Penta BOOTS him away! Nick runs in but is put on the apron! Matt runs in, but he’s also put on the apron. Omega runs back in but Penta dodges so Omega takes the DOUBLE ENZIGURI! Penta SUPERKICKS Omega! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Pac BOOTS Nick! Death Triangle sets Omega up in a drop zone, Death Triangle all climb the same corner!

Fans fire up as Death Triangle takes aim at an Elite each! Penta DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS while Fenix and Pac DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Penta hauls Omega up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Penta cannot believe it! Tag to Pac and “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes up top. Nick runs in to get Omega to safety! Nick then ducks under Pac’s leap and SUPERKICKS him on the return! Nick aims at Penta but Penta blocks his superkick! Fenix SUPERKICKS Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! And SUPERKICKS Penta! Matt hits NORTHERN LIGHTS on Penta, and starts up the Polar Express!

But Fenix LEAPS in, only for Matt to catch him! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans are thunderous as Pac BOOTS Matt down! Omega staggers to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Omega! Pac puts Omega up top, climbs up after him, and then stands Omega up. Omega fights the superplex to fire off forearms and elbows! Pac clings to the ropes to stay up! They get forehead to forehead, but Omega fires off forearm after forearm! Pac just keeps taking those shots! Pac HEADBUTTS Omega in return! The brace might’ve helped in that! Pac stands Omega up, for a SUPER FALCON ARROW!!! Cover, TWO!!!

Omega survives again and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.

Fenix CLOBBERS Matt on the outside, Pac and Omega slowly sit up in the ring. Nick coaches Omega, but Pac drags him to the Death Triangle corner. Pac stomps Omega, kicks him, then drags him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Fenix, he snapmares Omega and BUZZSAWS! Pac KICKS, Penta KICKS, and then Death Triangle TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Jackknife cover, but Nick breaks it! Fenix bumps Omega off buckles, CLUBS him, then tags Penta. Penta turns Omega around to CHOP! Omega staggers but Penta brings him back. Tag to Pac, he CHOPS Omega down! Pac paces while Omega is stinging.

Pac eggs the fans on, taunts the Bucks, but he turns around into a CHOP from Omega! Omega CHOPS but Pac kicks out a leg to BOOT Omega down! Pac then BOOTS Nick down for good measure! Pac kicks Omega around, taunts him, then ROCKS him! Omega ROCKS Pac back! Pac ROCKS Omega, Omega ROCKS Pac, and they go back and forth! Pac fires off a flurry and Omega wobbles! Pac pushes Omega around, Omega throws body shots but they’re a bit weak. Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac eggs Omega on. Omega fires stronger body shots now, so Pac SOBATS! Pac runs, but into a V-TRIGGER!

Pac wobbles against ropes, Omega runs in but Pac dodges to SNAP GERMAN! But Omega is up to LARIAT Pac down! Fans are thunderous and their teams are chomping at the bit! Omega and Pac crawl, reach out, hot tags to Fenix and Nick! They DOUBLE LARIAT, and again, then Fenix shoves, but Nick dodges the rolling sobat! Nick runs in, whips Fenix, but Fenix tiger feint rewinds! Nick ducks the heel kick to SUPERKICK! But Fenix kips up, only for Nick to block that superkick to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fenix stays up so Nick wheelbarrows into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is still in this but Nick tags Matt.

The Bucks drag Fenix up, double whip, but Fenix ducks and springboards, but the Bucks catch his crossbody! Nick helps Matt position Fenix in the gut wrench, then Nick goes to the apron! But Fenix RANAS Matt into Nick! Fans fire up as Fenix somersaults, but Matt catches him to a fireman’s carry! Nick goes up the corner, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! The full combo of rolling senton, 450 splash and moonsault connects! Cover, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Nick throws Penta back out and fans fire up! Nick and Matt sit Fenix up, B T E- SUPERKICKS from Pac & Penta! Omega ROCKS Pac, ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Pac then CHOPS Penta!

Omega fires off hands on Penta and he drops! Pac swings, into a full nelson! Pac breaks that so Omega waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES, only for Pac to land on his feet! Fenix somersault CUTTERS Omega! Fenix tags Penta, Penta tags Pac. Penta drags Matt up, “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix is up top, Penta tucks Matt in, DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix then DIVES onto Nick and Omega! Tag to Pac and he climbs up! Penta goes up and up to ESCALERA SPLASH! 450 SPLASH from Pac! Cover, TWO!!! Matt survives and Pac is fuming! Matt flounders to a corner, Pac runs in and UPPERCUTS! Pac reels Matt in to BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!!

The Bastard is furious as Matt survives again. Pac drags Matt back into the drop zone then climbs up. BLACK ARROW, into Matt’s knees!!! Cradle, THE ELITE WIN!!!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is now 2-1, in favor of Death Triangle)

FINALLY, The Elite score one on Death Triangle! But they’ve still got a long way to go in this Best of 7! Omega gets the mic to say, “There was never gonna be a sweep, as long as The Cleaner’s in town. We’re bringing this back, it’s gonna be a reverse sweep. And boy, this is the first time in awhile I’ve been able to close a show. So without any further adieu, I must bid you all a good bye, mwah! And good night, BANG! Now play that song again, would ya?” Fans sing Carry On again as Dynamite goes off the air. Will The Elite come back from being down two to win this in six? Or will Winter is Coming cool them off so that Death Triangle can get hot again?


My Thoughts:

Great Dynamite here to pave more of the road for Winter is Coming. For one, a very creative change to the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal since the current ringbearer is also the current AEW World Champion. I had a feeling Starks would want in on that on top of being #1 contender to the world title. Starks squashed Daivari, he really should win the battle royal so he can make Winter is Coming a Winner Takes All situation. At the same time, that does seem a shame to have Starks lose both prizes, so maybe Starks calls for a double header? He may not win the belt but he can win the ring and take MJF’s ace in the hole.

And speaking of the battle royal, I do like that Ethan wants to force Hardy to help him, but I bet Hardy finds a way to mess that up for him. Then maybe that starts things towards Hardy liberating himself and Private Party from The Firm. #HardyParty has been building up wins on Dark and Elevation, they could be Trios contenders on the other side of Elite VS Death Triangle, and that could be all the more reason The Firm will want to keep them under contract as long as possible.

Great opening segment from Moxley and the surprise return of Hangman! Of course it turns into a brawl that happens again backstage, and that will definitely be a match for Winter is Coming. And I think we will get the proper finish there we were meant to see in the title match. Amazing first match of the night in Bryan VS Dax tonight. Dax has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, no matter what division we’re talking about. He loves being a tag guy with Cash, but maybe before calling it a day, Dax will win a midcard title. Perhaps the All-Atlantic Championship since Cassidy loves putting that thing up.

QT and Cassidy had a hilarious little promo to set up a match for Rampage, but a Lumberjack Match is just tailor made for the House of Black showing up and wrecking everyone ringside. I’m pretty sure Cassidy retains the title either way, and he’ll likely defend it against Malakai 1v1. Acclaimed have a good promo to set up a tag title match, but I don’t see FTR stepping up to them on a Rampage. It’ll probably be whoever is second on the contender’s list. And whichever that team is, they’re losing to The Acclaimed. FTR and Gunn Sons have to set up something for Final Battle, it’s what makes sense.

Speaking of other things that were set up for Final Battle and that make sense, great sit-down interview promo from JAS and BCC, especially with Claudio being fed up with the constant interviews. Hager bringing out a second purple bucket hat is hilarious, too. Hager & Garcia VS Claudio & Yuta will be a great tag match, Garcia VS Yuta will be a great Pure title match since we’ve seen it a couple times already. But I cannot be sure where the titles go. Of the two, I see Garcia losing, but then that means Claudio will be forced to sports entertain. A part of me would love seeing what happens with that, though.

The celebration for The Baddies wasn’t much of a celebration, and they didn’t even get to have the clearly red velvet cake. But Jade really amped up her arrogance saying Jade is AEW. I almost thought this was the moment she turned off Velvet and Leila for good, but guess not. And Bow Wow either has a proxy to dethrone Jade, or he is such a distraction that Jade loses. I can’t be sure who Bow Wow introduces in the first idea, while that second idea feels a bit cheap. I suppose it does keep Jade strong in her first loss ever, but Jade is so good as a character that she deserves to be beat by someone straight up so there’s no excuse.

Good match for Willow VS Anna and a very good win for Willow. But since she’s lost multiple times to Jade, she probably has to wait until Jade loses it so she can go after the new champ. And a great return for Ruby in her hometown, she and Willow can both build momentum taking the fight to TayJay. Good promo from Hayter and Britt to keep the “hate-on” for Saraya. Nice return of Technique by Taz, and I really liked the orange filter. No idea who is next for Hook, or who dethrones him, but Hook is finally facing people that challenge him, so that’s good.

Another great vignette for Hobbs. He really should be TNT Champion, but it is nice to get some real depth for his character. He’ll definitely be the next TNT Champion after Wardlow VS Joe. Joe VS Fox was a great match, too, and it’s great for Fox to be somewhere higher profile. MJF continues to be great on the mic, but he should be pissed at whoever made that belt for him. The Big Burberry Belt just looks like a Big Brown Belt because of how muted those colors ended up on the leather. But you do have to appreciate MJF has picked up the mantle of “AEW’s HHH Parody” with Cody Rhodes in WWE.

And just as things were starting to drag on, MJF turns it all around with that sucker punch to Regal! Bryan was devastated, but he’ll surely return with rage, wanting after MJF, and I wonder if Tony Khan already shoots down MJF’s “PPVs only” stipulation by making MJF face Bryan at like Holiday Bash or New Year’s Smash to see if MJF even makes it to 2023 as champion. Also, lots of people are talking about Regal going back to WWE but not going back to WWE, I don’t know which will happen, but this is of course a way to write him off for a moment and give him a great return moment to screw MJF over.

And lastly, what a great main event for the trios titles. I feel like half of the segment wasn’t even officially a match. These two teams keep busting out great stuff, and the Death Triangle story with the hammer continues. It more or less cost them tonight, but the Elite had to get on the board somehow. They take a week off from this series next week to come back at Winter is Coming, but I bet there will be a promo where Fenix argues with Penta about the hammer. This is all leading to The Elite getting the belts at the end of the series, and then Death Triangle might fall apart. I don’t really want that, the Trios Division needs trios as great as them, but if even The Dark Order can fall apart, then any trio can.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/29/22)

Newark gets Dark!

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Justin Corino, Ryan Mooney & Steve Josifi; The Factory wins.
  • Zack Clayton VS Chris Wylde; Clayton wins.
  • Hikaru Shida w/ Hagane Shinno VS Layla Luciano; Shida wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Jericho Appreciation Society VS Tracy Williams, LSG and Jack Tomlinson; The JAS wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tony Deppen; Cage wins.
  • Angelico VS Hagane Shinno; Angelico wins.
  • Emi Sakura w/ Baliyan Akki VS Tiara James; Sakura wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Hardy Party VS The Wingmen; Hardy Party wins.

QUICK NOTES

Hikaru Shida bringing along Hagane Shinno (formerly known as Madoka) is interesting. More Japanese promotions seem to be willing to let talent work with AEW, and that of course helps AEW get recognition internationally, and helps those promotions get recognition in the USA. Shinno will definitely get a win off Angelico, but AEW’s already such a full roster, who knows if Shinno will see any TV time.

Good to see the Wingmen together again, even if it’s to lose to Hardy Party. But even the Trios Division needs its lower midcard, and that is where The Wingmen will be. Matt Hardy & Private Party might end up becoming The Firm’s Trios Championship contenders if they keep building up wins on AEW YouTube. They could give whoever comes out of the Best of 7 Series a great match, and we could see a lot of overbooked, “internal conflict” of whether Hardy Party is Face or Heel, same as we’re seeing with Death Triangle always resorting to the hammer.

UPDATE: Welp, didn’t think Angelico would win but he did. I guess not ever new star that comes into AEW can just get a free win.


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