Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/2/22)
Chicago’s on a Rampage!
Things are picking up speed in the Windy City!
AEW goes All Out on Sunday, but they’re on a Rampage tonight! Who will meet The Elite in the World Trios Championship Tournament finals?
- AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Semifinals: Best Friends VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy; The Good, The Bad & The Hungy win and advance to the finals at All Out.
- Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Blake Christian; Fenix wins.
- Mixed Tag: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ruby Soho & Ortiz; Soho & Ortiz win.
- Ricky Starks VS QT Marshall w/ The Factory; Starks wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Semifinals: Best Friends VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy!
Everyone, including Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Trent Baretta, thought it was going to be The Dark Order’s 3, 4 and 10, but then Preston Vance went down with a knee injury. Then we thought Evil Uno was stepping in, only for Andrade El Idolo to beat him down! So in the end, Hangman Adam Page stepped up to help his friends! Will the Cowboy help John Silver & Alex Reynolds ride into All Out? Or will the tournament finals be Freshly Squeezed?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Hangman. Fans are fired up already as the two stare down. Wait, Danhausen gets in the ring? The ref reprimands but Hangman says it’s okay. Cassidy moves aside, and Danhausen throws up the #JoinTheDarkOrder hand? But then he builds up energy to CURSE Hangman! Wait, it didn’t work? Is #CowboySh1t too powerful to curse? The ref says Danhausen’s had his fun, and he EJECTS him! The fans boo and even Hangman thinks that’s unfair. The Elite are watching backstage, though, as Cassidy rolls Hangman up! TWO!! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls but Hangman blocks the DDT!
Hangman powers up to suplex but Cassidy slips around to a sleeper! Cassidy’s a backpack, and he decides he’s the cowboy riding a bucking bronco! Hangman frowns, Cassidy gives a thumbs up, but Hangman snapmares free. Things speed up, Cassidy hurdles but then has Hangman stop! Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Then he dodges a boot, only for Hangman to avoid the shotgun dropkick! Cassidy avoids the sliding lariat, and the two stand off! Fans cheer, the two circle, and both men slowly back up. Fans fire up for “Freshly Squeezed,” but Silver and Trent tag in! Best Friends and Beaver Boys rush each other and the brawl is on!
Silver & Reynolds whip Best Friends at each other, but Trent & Chuck do-si-do! Silver & Reynolds dodge, but then so do Chuck & Trent! Best Friends HUG! GOT to give the people what they want! But then Silver & Reynolds both waistlock them! Best Friends elbow free, standing switch and shove Silver & Reynolds at each other! Silver & Reynolds stop themselves from colliding, and they– No, nevermind, Best Friends shove them into each other so they can’t steal the hugging thing. Then they give Silver SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Trent drags Silver up, puts him in the corner and puts him up top. Trent & Chuck both climb, then Cassidy tags in.
Cassidy flexes as he hooks up, but Hangman gets in to throw Cassidy away! Hangman then drags Chuck and Trent down, and he helps Silver off the corner like a babby. Fans cheer and Silver gives a Cassidy style thumbs up. But Cassidy fires off the “devastating” shin kicks! Hangman turns to look at Cassidy while setting Silver down. Cassidy powers up, but Silver pushes Hangman out of the way to take the- Well, actually, Cassidy stops, surprised to see that. Silver gets mad and swings on Cassidy, but Cassidy dodges to SUPERKICK! Hangman BOOTS Cassidy, but gets a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Reynolds BOOTS Chuck!
Reynolds dodges Trent’s knee, but now the TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up, Silver runs in, and he CLOBBERS Trent with an uppercut! Everyone is down and fans fire up for “Johnny Hungy!” Cassidy slides back in, he crawls over and covers Silver, TWO! Cassidy drags Silver up while AEW goes picture in picture.
Cassidy brings Silver to the corner, Trent tags in, and they mug Silver. Tag to Chuck and Best Friends suplex Silver up. They hold Silver up together then SLAM him down! Chuck covers, TWO! Chuck is upset, he covers again, ONE, so Chuck stomps Silver down! Chuck drags Silver up and around, bumps him off buckles, then tags Cassidy. Cassidy brings Silver around and flexes, but Silver suplexes Cassidy! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Silver hot tags Hangman! Hangman CLOBBERS Cassidy, BOOTS Trent, but Cassidy dodges him in the corner. Chuck runs in but is put on the apron. Cassidy runs in but gets an elbow!
Hangman tags Reynolds, then triangle jump LARIATS Chuck! Rampage returns to single picture as Reynolds coordinates with Hangman. Hangman pops Reynolds up and uses the powerbomb position to BOOST Reynolds up and out of the ring to MOONSAULT onto Best Friends! Fans fire up but Cassidy is up top! Cassidy LEAPS, but into Hangman’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up then PLANCHAS, but onto Reynolds! Best Friends used Reynolds as a shield! Trent and Chuck get Hangman for a DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM through the timekeeper’s table! Trent snatches a water bottle to take a drink.
Fans lose their minds over the damage done, but Reynolds spins Cassidy for a ROLLING ELBOW! Cassidy goes down, Reynolds covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives but Reynolds BLASTS Best Friends! Tag to Silver as The Elite still watch, and Silver whips Cassidy to ropes. Cassidy holds ropes, puts Silver on the apron and then blocks his haymaker. Cassidy goes to buckle bump but Silver blocks and GAMANGIRIS! Silver CANNONBALLS onto Chuck, CLOBBERS Trent, then gets in the ring! Cassidy backslides but Silver slips through! Silver KICKS, KICKS and SUPERKICKS! Then suplexes, into STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE!
Cassidy runs, into a LARIAT! Fans fire up with the Meat Man as he gets Cassidy up, but BEACH BREAK outta nowhere!! Trent DECKS Reynolds while Cassidy covers, TWO!! Silver survives but Best Friends coordinate! They drag Silver up in the dragon sleeper wheelbarrow and Cassidy climbs up onto the shoulders of Trent & Chuck. HAMMOCK SPLASH!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time!! Fans are thunderous and Hangman tosses the Best Friends out! Hangman shouts to Silver as fans rally up. Cassidy drags Silver away, Silver boots him back, tag to Hangman! Hangman ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up top, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS on Chuck!
Hangman gets back in, he BOOTS Cassidy away then goes up! But Trent goes up after him! SUPER GERMAN- Hangman lands on his feet?! And then ROLLING ELBOWS Trent! ROLLING ELBOW for Cassidy! Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!! Cover, Best Friends breaks it!! Reynolds & Silver throw Best Friends back out, then Hangman tags Reynolds and Reynolds tags Silver. The Good, The Bad & The Hungy are all in the ring as fans fire up. Hangman whips Cassidy to the corner, Silver GAMANGIRIS, Reynolds ROLLING ELBOWS, Silver ENZIGURIS, Reynolds STUNNERS! Silver waistlocks and holds Cassidy up, but Trent SPEARS Hangman off the apron!
Cassidy fights free, cradles Silver, TWO!! Silver escapes and Cassidy goes to a corner. Silver runs in, Cassidy puts him up top and Chuck tags in. Chuck SUPERKICKS Reynolds into Trent’s Alabama Lift ‘n’ Tuck! Best Friends hit Reynolds with STRONG ZERO to the floor!! Chuck gets back in, drags Silver off the top, RUNNING AWFUL WAFFLE!! Cover, Hangman breaks it!! Fans are thunderous but Chuck whips Hangman to ropes. Hangman slips out to the apron, BOOTS Chuck then loads up, BUCK- NO, Chuck ducks, Cassidy ORANGE PUNCHES Hangman! Chuck clotheslines Hangman up and out! Silver rolls Chuck, DARK ORDER WINS!
Winners: The Good, The Bad & The Hungy, by pinfall (advance to All Out)
The Elite seem to have mixed feelings about this. Hangman, Silver & Reynolds manage to win this one by the skin of their teeth, but they’re still going to the tournament finals! Will Hangman and his new friends overcome Hangman’s old friends to become the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Ishii. Last time we met, you defeated me, and I’ll take it for what it is. You were the better man that night. But I’m different now. I’ve walked that Kings Road path a little bit further. I’ve learned more. So Strong Style Pitbull, bring everything you have. Bring your lessons, because I will bring mine. And this time… I will move on.” Will the Mad King overcome the Stone Pitbull and rise up the ranks?
Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Blake Christian!
The Immortal Firebird takes on one of the fastest rising stars in wrestling today to see if he can get some momentum before the Casino Ladder Match. Will Fenix be ready to go All Out? Or will #AllHeart show he is worthy of being #AllElite?
The bell rings and the two step up. Fenix rolls Blake but Blake rolls through. Fenix sweeps the legs, covers, ONE! Fenix stomps but Blake blocks and kips up! Blake steps over to WHEEL KICK! Fenix ends up on ropes, Blake whips him to ropes, but Fenix reverses. Blake reverses back, hurdles over then trips Fenix up to DROPKICK him down! Blake AND Fenix kip up and fans fire up! Fenix blocks Blake’s kick, CHOPS him, then runs to go up and around him for an arm-drag! Blake gets up, Fenix mule kicks then knuckle locks. Fenix CHOPS, CHOPS again, then goes up and up, only for Blake to trip him!
Fenix lands safe on the second rope and wags his finger, but Blake CHOPS him in return! Fenix kips up on the top rope to FLYING ARM-DRAG!! Fans are thunderous and Fenix brings Blake up. Blake ROCKS Fenix but Fenix CHOPS him down! Fenix runs, Blake dodges but Fenix slips out to the apron. Blake handspring heel kicks Fenix down, then builds speed to FLY! Blake lands on his feet out of the Fosbury Flop and he puts Fenix in the ring. Fans fire up with Blake, but Fenix loosens his chin strap to get a bit more serious. Fenix gets under Blake’s springboard and SUPERKICKS him on the return!
Fenix CHOPS Blake, then CHOPS him again! Fenix brings Blake around, gets him up in the Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER! And then another scoop, a knee, then a BLACK FLAME DRIVER!! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
It was a good fight, but Fenix breaks All Heart to show he has no mercy! Will Fenix fight that hard against even his own brother, Penta, in the Casino Ladder Match?
Backstage interview with Hook.
Lexi Nair says this Sunday at All Out, the FTW Champion will defend his title against his “biggest challenger yet” in “Cool Hand Ange,” Angelo Parker. But speaking of, the Jericho Appreciation Society barges in! Parker says he’s been looking for Hook for weeks. Parker asks Hook, “What if?” That’s a scary question, isn’t it? What if Cool Hand Ange beats Hook? What if Parker takes the FTW Championship? What if Parker exposes the myth of Hook? Hook stares Parker in the eye and then puts the title down so he can throw off his shirt! Matt Menard tells Hook to calm down. This isn’t the streets of New York! Menard’s not sure what Hook thinks is going on here!
There is a time and a place, and that time and place will be this Sunday night in the All Out Zero Hour. The boys will be getting a taste of the title! The JAS backs off, and Hook storms off the other direction. But what if Parker regrets ever wanting them to #SendHook?
Mixed Tag: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ruby Soho & Ortiz!
More members of the Jericho Appreciation Society are in action as the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champions are here, giving each other a kiss good luck. This is a non-title match, but it is a grudge match after the controversy used to win one for #SamTay. Will things be a bit more fair and square for the friends of Eddie Kingston? Or does the JAS have another trick up their sleeves this week?
The teams sort out and Ortiz starts against Sammy. Sammy rushes in but into a body shot! Ortiz CLUBS Sammy, ROCKS him, then CHOPS him. Sammy is stinging and Ortiz shoves him into a corner. Ortiz fires off body shots into Sammy’s back, then climbs up to grind his forearms into Sammy’s face! The ref counts, Ortiz lets off, but then Ortiz fires off crossface forearms! Ortiz CLAWS Sammy’s back, then shows those tiger claws! Tay shouts at him but Ortiz just frowns at her. Ortiz wheelbarrows Sammy but Sammy holds onto the ropes! So Ruby KICKS Sammy in the face! Tay storms over but into a PENALTY KICK!
Fans fire up with Ruby and Ortiz as they flex, and AEW goes picture in picture. Ortiz looms over Sammy, drags him up, and HEADBUTTS him down! Ortiz shakes it off and brings Sammy back up. Ortiz puts Sammy in the ropes, hooks him up, and pulls him back in a motorcycle stretch while Ruby talks smack on Sammy. The ref counts, Ortiz lets off, and Ruby fires off KICKS now! Payback from all the cheating last time! Ruby then sees Tay storming over again, PENALTY- NO, Tay blocks it to trip Ruby up! Tay then RAMS Ruby into steel steps! The ref reprimands but Sammy throws Ortiz into the ropes!
Ortiz sputters while Sammy argues with the ref. Tay puts Ruby’s bad arm in between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Ruby clutches her hand, it might’ve been broken all over again! Fans boo but SamTay eggs them all on! And of course they kiss. Ortiz CHOPS Sammy! Ortiz and Sammy brawl, Sammy knees low, then Sammy CLUBS Ortiz down! Sammy hammers away on Ortiz, then drags him around. Sammy puts Ortiz through ropes and CHOKES him! The ref reprimands, Sammy lets off at 4, and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Tay taunts the fans while Sammy CLUBS Ortiz more. Sammy tags Tay in and they double suplex Ortiz!
The ref reprimands but Tay tags Sammy back in so technically it’s all fine. Sammy soaks up the heat, but Ortiz throws body shots! Sammy KICKS Ortiz down, clamps on a chinlock and then CLUBS away on Ortiz’s face as AEW goes to break.
Rampage returns and Sammy CHOPS Ortiz in the corner! Ortiz rushes Sammy but Sammy powers him back into the corner! Sammy lets off but Tay gets her shots in. Sammy brings Ortiz up and he soaks up the heat before he RAMS into Ortiz. Sammy slips out to the apron, ENZIGURIS Ortiz away, then kisses Tay again. Sammy springboards but Ortiz gets under! POWERSLAM! Ortiz rolls, hot tag to Ruby! Ruby SPEARS Tay! Then hits an STO! And then another STO! Ruby drags Tay up, brings her around and HEADBUTTS away! Tay staggers around, Ruby blocks her boot to KNEE her back!
Sammy tags back in, slingshots, but Ortiz dodges! Ruby shoves Sammy into Ortiz’s atomic drop! LARIAT, and then Ruby runs, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Ortiz adds a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Ortiz grows frustrated but the fans fire up! Ortiz tags Ruby, but Sammy TOSSES Ortiz! Ortiz lands on his feet but Ruby tilt-o-whirls to DD- NO, Sammy stops that and sets Ruby down. Sammy smirks but Ruby HEADBUTTS him! Ruby then wheelbarrows, but Tay catches her! WHEELBARROW DDT! Cover, Ortiz drags Tay away! Sammy ENZIGURIS Ortiz! Fans tell SamTay, “You Suck!” SamTay say no they don’t! They double suplex again, but Ortiz slips free!
Ruby returns, she waistlocks Tay while Ortiz has Sammy, SNAP GERMAN for Sammy, O’Conner Roll for Tay! RUBY & ORTIZ WIN!
Winners: Ruby Soho & Ortiz, by pinfall
Even Jericho admits, that was a great match! SamTay is furious that Soho & Ortiz win, and even more so that they’re looking at the AAA Mixed Tag Team Championships! Will there be a title match tiebreaker in the near future?
BREAKING FOR ALL OUT!
That tiebreaker is sooner rather than later! Just added to the Zero Hour is the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship match, SamTay VS Soho & Ortiz! Will the newlyweds be celebrating on Sunday? Or will their honeymoon phase be over after losing the gold?
Backstage interview with The Good, The Bad & The Hungy.
Lexi Nair is with Hangman, Reynolds & Silver to congratulate them on their win tonight. Hangman says that no one expected this, but- Don Callis walks in… Callis congratulates this trio, too. And this is great! Not just the win, but for how Hangman is handling himself. Callis couldn’t be more proud of him. A few weeks ago, two of his best friends in the world ask for Hangman’s help, he blew them off, but then joined Silver & Reynolds and let everyone find out on television. Unbelievable! Hangman’s getting annoyed but Callis says hey, screwing your friends over for power and money isn’t really Hangman’s thing, but Callis still liked it.
Hangman tells Callis to get out. Callis says he’s been doing seedy stuff for years, so trust him when he says it gets easier each time. Reynolds & Silver have Hangman calm down and tell him to forget what Callis said. Will the Good, the Bad & the Hungy show Callis he’s wrong when they win the AEW World Trios Championships?
Mark Henry has a sit-down interview with Jade Cargill and Athena.
The World’s Strongest Man has the AEW TBS Champion and her Baddies on his left and the Fallen Goddess on his right. Mark says Jade and Athena have been at each other’s throats for months now, and it is all finally coming to a head at All Out. Some say Athena is going to be Jade’s greatest competition. Jade laughs at that, and says, “Greatest competition? To be honest, Mark, this has been drawn out way too long. She should’ve lost about three, four weeks ago.” Athena has Jade stop there, and says the only reason this has gone on so long is because Jade is genuinely afraid that Athena will beat her and take the title.
Wait, Athena? Beat Jade? Jade is so tired of “ungrateful bitches” coming on the scene, thinking they deserve a shot at her title. It doesn’t work that way, Charity! Maybe they should adjust this girl as something else. Kiera Hogan says Athena should just be called Number 37. Jade likes that! Athena gets out of her seat and says SHE is the one tired of Jade. Jade says Mark should let Athena stand up and say what she’s gotta say. Athena says she will say what she says to your face because that is what she does. That s what every woman in this company Jade just disrespected deserves! Oh, she disrespected them? Oh yeah you did, honey!
Athena says “We eat this, we breathe this, this is our lives! And you come in with your 37-0, over the course of two years, and you think that you’re better than everyone?” Jade yawns as Athena goes on. Jade says she’s “The S*it.” No, she is not! She’s not? She’s not! And this Sunday at All Out, Athena will not only be the one that beats her, but she’ll be the one that beats her for every woman in the back that has had to deal Ms. That Bitch! Will Athena change that 37-0 to 36-1 and be THE ONE to finally take that title from Jade?
Backstage interview with Swerve In Our Glory and The Acclaimed.
Tony Schiavone is with Keith Lee, Swerve Strickland, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and Billy Gunn as these teams will battle for the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Billy says there is no doubt Keith & Swerve are great, but come Sunday, they will be the second best team in AEW. Caster says that’s right. The Acclaimed have the most wins in AEW history, they’re the best homegrown team, and they have the number one selling T-shirt in “Scissor Me, Daddy A$$!” This is NOT Swerve’s House, this is THEIR house!
Bowens says, “Long story short, boys, The Acclaimed are gonna beat your Timon & Pumba looking asses all over the streets of Chicago. We’re taking home gold because everyone loves The Acclaimed.” Keith has some advice then. No more raps, no more jokes. In 48 hours, The Acclaimed need to prove to themselves that they’re more than just stereotypes. Swerve says he’s actually pissed about this. The Acclaimed’s getting on his nerves! Three years, The Acclaimed has been here, they’re the best homegrown AEW tag team, that’s great. Bravo, congrats. But for three years, Caster’s been cutting stupid little rap jokes while Bowens lets his partner down because his body gives out.
It’s going to take a lot more than this to come up against Swerve In Our Glory. They’re the mountains of AEW, made of rock, gravel and stone. And last time Swerve checked, rock beats scissor. The words are flying, but at All Out, we’ll see the fists fly instead! Will The Acclaimed make a change in order to become champions? Or will they have no choice but to #SwerveInOurGlory?
FTR & Wardlow are here!
Fans fire up to see the gold-studded trio as they bring the IWGP, ROH & AAA Tag Team Championships, as well as the AEW TNT Championship, to the ring. Fans chant, “F T R! F T R!” while Dax Harwood gets the mic. “Man, that’s for us?” Fans cheer and Dax continues, “For the better part of about a decade, I’ve tried to make sure that we come out here, and we’re tough guys and we’re mean and we growl, but I’m gonna get a little sappy, okay? There was a time in my life, and I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir right now. There was a time in my life where I felt worthless, and I felt at the bottom of the barrel.” Outside of his social circle, Dax felt like no one loved him.
But then 2022 happens. All the fans happened. From there, Dax’s life, FTR’s life, FTR’s career and momentum completely turned around, and he realized there is love. But he also realized that not everyone’s gonna love FTR, and that’s okay. That’s alright with Dax. Some of those people are the journalists who like to write and talk about the PPV, All Out. They question why this Six Man Tag is even happening. What is the point of it? What does that match even mean? Well Dax is here to tell you that this match means a hell of a lot to him! He understands that he is looking in the rearview mirror of his career, and there’s more behind him than in front of him.
“Every single match goes to our legacy. Every single match goes to the legacy of my life and my career. And speaking of my life, as a grown-ass adult, just like all of y’all, there’s three things you don’t mess with in life. Friends, money, and family” But Dax is interrupted from the stage as Chris Sabin says, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Hello, boys!” The Motor City Machine Guns, Sabin & Alex Shelley, as well as Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh, all walk out on stage to say hello to everyone. Now, for those who don’t know, Sabin will make the introductions. This is the tag team that defined an entire generation of wrestling. They represent the greatest city in modern civilization: Detroit, Michigan.
They are Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley, The Motor City Machine Guns! Shelley says, “Hey, shut up! You two.” Dax says this is about 10 THOUSAND people calling MCMG “A-Holes,” if you can’t hear it. Shelley frowns but it’s because MCMG is from Detroit. But Shelley wants FTR to understand something. Objectively speaking, FTR is the greatest tag team walking the planet. Shelley can tell, because they’re dragging Fort Knox through every airport metal detector, and there’s a chance FTR’s bank accounts are a little bit deeper, too. Maybe six, seven, eight figures? But one thing MCMG has that FTR doesn’t is the influence and respect of the locker room!
When MCMG walked in to AEW, every wrestler on the roster stood up! And on Sunday, you think the “piecemeal” Pinnacle is going to beat this? Understand something! MCMG, Lethal & Sonjay have been together for almost 20 YEARS, and they’ve seen EVERYTHING this industry has to offer! This here, the four of them–recognize the hand symbol?–are a family! Sonjay says Dax talks about no one should mess with their friends, money and family. Well this Sunday, this team messes with all of them! Because what’re FTR & Wardlow gonna do? Come down and fight like Dax’s “eight year old little brat?” That sets Dax off and Sonjay just laughs!
Dax almost gets up the ramp but Cash and Wardlow hold him back! Sonjay says Dax can try it, but they have the 7’4″ One in a Billion, Satnam Singh up here! Even Sonjay can take Dax with that! Wardlow keeps Dax back and Lethal mockingly holds Sonjay back, but will nothing stop this from exploding at All Out?
Mark Henry speaks with tonight’s main eventers.
QT Marshall is surprisingly without The Factory as the World’s Strongest Man says QT is facing Ricky Starks tonight, and it seems like everyone- It seems like what, Mark? With all due respect, has Starks ever given a man like “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs his word? QT didn’t think so. QT promised Hobbs that QT would get the job done by himself. And look! The Factory isn’t here! Because in the end, everyone will know QT’s word is his bond! Starks says, “Your bond, huh? Your bond? Hey, that’s really cool, I’m glad that you’re doing it by yourself. But I got good news and I got bad news. The good news is yes, you get to be by yourself as the big star.
“The bad news is, I gave you no choice but to do it by yourself!” Starks has the camera follow him, and Starks shows QT that he’s jammed The Factory’s door shut! No one is getting out to help QT now! QT is furious but it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Wait, QT has made his way back to his team’s locker room and is trying to open the door. Starks CLOBBERS QT! Starks whips but QT reverses and Starks is sent into road cases! QT smacks Starks off more of them, then headlocks Starks to bring him to gorilla. QT goes through to where the crowd is and they head for ringside!
QT whips but Starks reverses and QT hits barriers! Starks stalks QT, smacks him off more barriers, then climbs up barriers to dribble QT off them! Starks rains down fists and fans are fired up as the shirt comes off! Starks strikes his pose, jumps and AX HANDLES QT! QT staggers away, Starks pursues, CLUBS him, but QT hits back! QT whips Starks into railing, then runs in, only for Starks to TOSS him to ringside! Starks puts QT in the ring, the bell rings, and our main event begins! Starks RAMS QT into a corner, fires off body shots and fans fire up! The ref counts as Starks digs his boots in, and Starks lets off at 4.
Starks storms around and fans fire up while AEW goes picture in picture! Starks drags QT up, throws hands, then stalks QT to ropes. Starks whips, QT reverses, but Starks stops himself and kicks the back drop away! Starks runs in but QT dodges and DROPKICKS Starks into ropes! QT throws off his shirt while Starks sputters on the mat. QT drags Starks to the ropes and CHOKES him! The ref counts, QT lets off at 4, and he talks trash on the fans. Starks flounders, QT drags him up and brings him around to suplex high and hard! QT smirks, runs and drops a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! QT is annoyed but he ROCKS Starks with a right.
QT looms over Starks, pushes him down and drops an elbow! Then another elbow! Then, he stands on Starks’ face and mocks his pose. The ref counts, QT lets off at 4, and he soaks up the heat from the fans. Starks sits up and snarls but QT taunts Chicago more. QT goes back to Starks and Starks fires off haymakers! Starks ROCKS QT, whips him to ropes but QT reverses to CLOBBER Starks! QT taunts the fans again then mocks their rallying applause. QT CHOKES Starks on the ropes, CLUBS him with a crossface forearm, then ROCKS him with a right hand. QT throws more hands but Starks counter punches!
Starks ROCKS QT, CHOPS him, then whips corner to corner. QT reverses, runs in, but is put on the apron. QT BOOTS Starks, climbs up the corner, but Starks ROCKS him back! Starks climbs up after QT, but QT ROCKS Starks! Starks drops off the corner and QT adjusts. Starks gets fired up and he ROCKS QT back! Starks climbs up and goes to the very top rope! SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Rampage returns to single picture and the standing count begins. Starks and QT get up, they throw hands, Starks gets the edge! Starks whips, QT handsprings and NEURALIZERS!
Fans boo QT as he runs in, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Starks fires up, spins QT around and uses the ropes for a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! QT survives but the fans still rally for Starks! Starks grits his teeth, but the Factory got free! Aaron Solo distracts the ref, Cole Karter shouts to QT, and Nick Comoroto slips QT his gold watch! QT has them like brass knuckles, but Starks dodges the sucker punch! QT almost hits Solo! Starks runs in, QT dodges, Starks SPEARS Solo off the apron! QT rolls Starks up, with feet on the ropes! The ref sees that and shoves QT’s feet off! QT argues but Starks runs in to clothesline QT and himself out of the ring!
Starks drags QT up, puts him in, but Karter is there! Starks CLOBBERS Karter! Comoroto runs in but is sent into steel steps! Starks gets back in but QT KICKS the ropes! The ropes jam Starks up and QT waits on Starks to stand. DIAMOND- NO! Backslide! TWO!! Starks and QT get up, Starks runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but DIAMOND CUTTER OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover, TWO!?! Starks survives and shocks QT! QT drags Starks up, dragon sleepers, CROSS- NO! Starks snapmares free and runs in at the corner. QT goes up and over and Starks hits buckles. QT runs, Starks dodges, SPEAR!! Starks fires up, drags QT up, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Starks wins!!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was an absolute fight! But Will Hobbs is on the stage! The Powerhouse storms down to the ring, he and Starks brawl! The fans go wild but referees rush out to stop this! Fans boo, they want to “Let Them Fight!” Starks gets loose to CLOBBER Hobbs! They brawl, the refs try again, and then Bryan Danielson comes out to confront Chris Jericho talking trash! The Lionheart and the American Dragon stare down while Hobbs gets loose to SPLASH Starks in the corner! The refs separate Hobbs and Starks again while Jericho and Bryan talk some trash. Which way will the wind blow in the Windy City when these grudge matches go All Out?
A very good go-home for All Out, with the biggest thing being that Soho & Ortiz won the Mixed Tag Match to now have a title match on Sunday. The Mixed Tag Match here was very good, building off of things from last time, but I’m not sure the match on Sunday will be any better. At the very least, I don’t see Soho & Ortiz winning. SamTay will probably retain and only lose these belts to a team from AAA. Fenix VS Blake Christian was also a surprising addition to the card, and of course Fenix wins. Not sure why this couldn’t have been a women’s match, or y’know, just not part of the card so there could be more time for everything else.
Great promos from Athena and Jade, and while the kayfabe reason of Jade not being a workhorse champion is a logical one, we all know why this took so long to build. But in the end, this match will be great stuff, but I can’t be sure if Athena wins. If AEW put more effort into properly pacing women’s division feuds, this would feel like the time for Jade’s streak to stop and she can drop the TBS title so she can then pivot to the top title. But because of how long it’s taken, Athena sadly doesn’t feel like the one to win. And just as sad, there doesn’t feel like there’s anyone in the AEW Women’s Division who could stop Jade, unless you go with the world title contenders.
We got a great promo segment from The Pinnacle and the unofficial Four Horsemen of ROH/Impact. I do get where Dax is coming from, with how there should’ve/could’ve been a TNT Championship and/or ROH Tag Team Championship, but I also like that he was willing to say FTR aren’t spring chickens anymore. I still say this Trios match will give us the separate TNT and ROH title matches, so they’ll be able to use the next couple of months to build those matches for Full Gear. And very good promo from Keith, Swerve & The Acclaimed. Both sides made good points about homegrown VS former WWE, but also that something clearly didn’t click for The Acclaimed to not get closer to the titles. That match is going to be great stuff, but I don’t see Keith & Swerve losing here.
Good promo from Kingston, but he’s always great at talking. Kingston VS Ishii II is going to be awesome. Parker, Menard and Hook had a good interaction, but I don’t see Hook losing. The Trios tournament match was an awesome opener, but of course Hangman’s team wins. Since we can’t get The Elite VS The Undisputed, we’re getting Elite VS Hangman and his new friends. Callis’ promo was a good attempt to sew seeds of discord, and even without that, Hangman’s history with The Elite will definitely be the story of the match. Given that, it’s no longer a given the Bucks will be Trios Champions, we could end up with Hangman & Dark Order finding a way to snatch this from them.
And we got a very fun main event segment. Good transition from promo to brawl to match. Obviously, The Factory wasn’t going to stay out of this so it was clever that Starks did his best to block them. Starks still wins, but then he and Hobbs have a great show closing brawl. Their match could go either way, too, but as long as the story is strong, and there’s a plan for both guys in the aftermath, it’ll be just fine.
My Score: 8.6/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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(NOAH) NOAH NEWSLETTER VOL.195 ~ 22ND MARCH 2023
New champions, All Japan interactions, new debuts and Joshi in NOAH! NOAH is heating up in 2023!
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Time for a grudge match!
Mitchell’s NJPW New Japan Cup Results & Report! (3/21/23)
It all comes down to this!
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!