Will Max prove he’s better than Mox?
MJF is cashing in his shot at the AEW World Championship, and he promises both Jon Moxley and the world that it won’t be like last time! Will Maxwell Jacob Friedman win this one on his own?
- Zero Hour – 10 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; Best Friends win.
- Zero Hour – AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Ricky Starks VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana; Starks wins and advances to the finals on Dynamite.
- Zero Hour – Eddie Kingston VS Jun Akiyama; Kingston wins.
- Steel Cage: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage; Jungle Boy wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships: Death Triangle VS The Elite; Death Triangle wins and retains the titles.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Jade wins and retains the title.
- ROH World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara VS Bryan Danielson VS Claudio Castagnoli; Jericho wins and retains the title.
- Britt Baker VS Saraya; Saraya wins.
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Wardlow VS Samoa Joe VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Joe wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- No Holds Barred: Darby Allin & Sting VS Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Darby & Sting win.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Jamie Hayter; Hayter wins and becomes the new Interim AEW Women’s World Champion.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS Swerve In Our Glory; The Acclaimed win and retain the titles.
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley w/ William Regal VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
Zero Hour – 10 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory!
Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero did not appreciate QT Marshall piledriving Danhausen’s head into the steel ring steps! Of course, neither did the Very Nice, Very Evil Overlord. And going by the spooky video shared last night on Rampage, Danhausen is coming back for revenge! Will the Factory be cursed for what they’ve done?
Well, wait, where’s the fifth man? It seems the Best Friends will have to do this at just four, and the team sorts out. The Kentucky Gentleman starts against Solo, they circle and approach, but Solo kicks low! Solo DECKS Chuck, has him in a corner and stomps him. Solo whips corner to corner, runs in, but Chuck goes up and over to hit a COMPLETE SHOT! Into the KOJI KLUTCH! Solo scrambles to get the ROPEBREAK! Chuck lets off but drags Solo up to tag in Trent. They double whip Solo to run him over! Fans fire up as Best Friends flex. Trent drags Solo up, CHOPS him in the corner, then CHOPS again!
Solo turns things around and puts some stank on it, but Trent dodges the chop to CHOP again! Solo falls over while fans “WOO~!” Trent drags Solo up, whips him to ropes, and QT gets a cheap shot in! Fans boo and Solo tags Lee Johnson. Trent dodges to DECK Big Shotty! Tag to Rocky, and RPG Vice coordinate. Trent hangs Johnson out to dry, Rocky hits a FLYING KNEE to knock Johnson down, and Trent runs to SLIDING KNEE! Rocky sits Johnson up, and he high-fives Trent! Cole Karter runs in but into a DOUBLE HIP TOSS! Rocky tags Chuck and Chuck tags Trent. Chuck DECKS Comoroto, then he and Trent grab Johnson.
Best Friends double whip Johnson corner to corner, then Rocky hits a clothesline! And another! And then another! The Forever Clotheslines keep going! SHOTEI! Fans fire up with Rocky, but QT gets in. Rocky dodges, Chuck ROCKS QT! Then Rocky ROCKS QT! Then Trent ROCKS QT! They pinball QT around with the haymakers and uppercuts! Cassidy joins in and fans fire up! QT wobbles as Cassidy winds up. But then QT falls over! Fans cheer as QT flops out of the ring, and Best Friends go to the corners. But The Factory trips them all up, they do NOT give the people what they want! The Factory then gets in to stomp quadruple mudholes!
QT shouts to his team, and then The Factory winds it up! The Factory GROUP HUGS! That’s still not what the people want! Johnson bumps Trent off buckles, fires off haymakers and stomps, then he drags Trent up. Tag to Comoroto and they mug Trent. Trent hits back, but Comoroto knees low. Comoroto whips Trent corner to corner hard and Trent tumbles right out of the ring! Comoroto argues with the ref, allowing Johnson to stomp away on Trent! Johnson puts Trent in the ring, Comoroto drags Trent up, and Karter tags in. Comoroto scoops and trophy lifts Trent for a SLAM! Karter goes up to FROG SPLASH onto knees!
Trent and Karter are down and fans rally up. Karter crawls to his corner, but Trent crawls for his. QT tags in and he drags Trent away! QT then sucker punches Chuck and Rocky! Cassidy avoids the shot, and shakes his head. Trent gets QT for a SAIDO! Fans rally up again as QT and Trent crawl, hot tags to Comoroto and Cassidy! Freshly Squeezed has the Freak Beast wait. The hands go up, and then into the pockets! Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” shin kicks! Then he dodges Comoroto to SHOTGUN! Comoroto tumbles out and Cassidy kips up. Karter runs in, Cassidy ducks and drops to NO HANDS MONKEY FLIP Karter!
Solo & Johnson get in, they roll Cassidy to his feet but he dodges them to DOUBLE RANA! Fans fire up and Cassidy gives the lazy thumbs up. But QT kicks low and ROCKS Cassidy! QT whips Cassidy but Cassidy goes up and out and he bumps QT off the buckle over and over! QT wobbles and Cassidy goes up! Cassidy CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but QT blocks the DDT to POP-UP HAYMAKER! Solo & QT DECK Best Friends from the apron! Solo runs in, but is put outside. Karter ROCKS Cassidy, Johnson adds on, then QT SPLASHES! QT feeds Cassidy to Comoroto for a scoop and BACKBREAKER!
Comoroto holds Cassidy in place as Solo goes up, and Solo adds his FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, Trent breaks it! Fans fire up and Cassidy bails out. QT storms in but Trent blocks the cutter! Trent sends QT into buckles, then he hits a TORNADO DDT! Solo SCREW HIGH KICKS Trent! But Solo gets a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE, then the HALF ‘N’ HALF SOLE FOOD! Best Friends get up, but Comoroto CLOBBERS them both! Rocky HOTSHOTS Comoroto then gives him SLICED BREAD! Johnson runs in but Rocky elbows him away. Rocky runs, but into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! But Cassidy PENALTY KICKS Johnson!
Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Fans fire up as Cassidy dodges Karter, tilt-o-whirl, but into a SLAM from Karter! Fans boo Karter but he builds speed. Karter FLIES but ends up taking out his own team! Best Friends are in the ring, they build speed, TRIPLE TOPE takes out The Factory! Cassidy throws off his elbow pad, ORANGE- DIAMOND CUTTER! QT intercepts Cassidy and fans boo! QT grins and goes to the corner. He drags Cassidy to the steel steps! He mocks Danhausen, but wait! Here comes DARK-HAUSEN! He has his iron spike and his jar of human teeth! He storms to the ring and tags in!
Fans fire up as Danhausen shoulders in, slingshots over QT and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Karter runs in, but Danhausen spins him for a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Then a LARIAT for Solo! Danhausen dodges Johnson to SNAP GERMAN! Fans fire up for the Extra Nice, Extra Evil Danhausen! Comoroto runs in but is sent right into buckles! Comoroto comes back, into the ORANGE PUNCH! Comoroto drops, and fans start chanting, “TEETH! TEETH! TEETH!” Danhausen empties the jar of teeth into Comoroto’s mouth! Danhausen then goes to the corner and runs in to BOOT the teeth outta Comoroto’s mouth! Cover, Best Friends win!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall
Danhausen didn’t need to curse The Factory, but QT is still cowering in fear. But Best Friends don’t let him run away! They throw him into the ring! Danhausen has his spike, and he JAMS QT in the face!! And then… Best Friends HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Will Trent, Chuck, Rocky, Cassidy and Danhausen all continue this success and stay hot during in the cold winter?
Backstage interview with Konosuke Takeshita.
Renee Paquette is with the newest member of the AEW roster, and she congratulates him on the win with Jun Akiyama last night. How is he feeling? Konosuke says it was good, he was looking forward to that fight with Eddie and Ortiz. Also, he’s happy to come back to America and AEW. That being said, huge congrats on being #AllElite! Konosuke says he is honored to join AEW, he thanks Tony Khan, the AEW wrestlers, staff and fans for this. It was Konosuke’s childhood dream to come to America and wrestle. That dream has come true, so he’s going to move here, and he will fight for his life for AEW. What will happen now that the Future of DDT is also the Future of AEW?
Zero Hour – AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Ricky Starks VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana!
“All Ego” Ethan Page joins commentary for this one, because we will finally see who faces him in the tournament finals! The Absolute made it through the Murderhawk Monster, but will he be able to make it through The Machine? Or will even Starks admit, “Who betta than Brian Cage? Nobody!”
Starks is bandaged up from that match with Lance Archer, which really started as a backstage brawl. And as soon as he slides into the ring, Cage stomps away on him! The bell rings, the fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Cage brings Starks up to whip. Starks hits a THESZ PRESS! Starks throws down hands, Cage gets away but the brawling continues! Starks gets the edge, headlocks, but Cage powers out to then run Starks over. Starks bails out, Cage pursues, and Cage throws knees. Cage whips Starks into railing! Starks slumps over into the front row, but Cage brings him back out. Cage APRON BACK SUPLEXES!
Starks crawls while fans boo Cage. Cage drags Starks up, puts him in the ring, but Starks tiger feints to KICK Cage! Starks fires off hands, sends Cage into the apron, then pushes him into the ring. Starks hurries up but Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage goes up the corner, and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES! Cage flexes while fans boo some more. Cage drags Starks up, bumps him off buckles, then he throws big forearms. Cage CHOKES Starks, then throws body shots! The ref counts, fans rally, and Cage ROCKS Starks at 4. Starks ROCKS Cage back! And again and again! But Cage KNEES Starks down!
Cage CHOKES Starks on the ropes, the ref counts again, and Cage lets off at 4. Cage drags Starks up, whips him corner to corner, and Starks hits buckles face first! Starks falls back and Cage gives him toying kicks. Fans boo but Cage drags Starks up. Starks pushes him away but Cage stomps Starks! Cage jams his knee in, then he drags Starks up. Starks CHOPS back! Cage just flexes the dancing pecs. Starks JABS Cage instead! But Cage scoops to a BACKBREAKER! Starks crawls to a corner, Cage snarls and runs side to side, to BOOT WASH! Starks sputters and crawls to the apron, but Cage drags him back in.
Cage RAMS Starks in the corner, but Starks throws down hands! Cage RAMS Starks again, then whips him corner to corner. Nana cheers while fans boo, but Starks BOOTS Cage! And BOOTS again! Starks CHOPS, ROCKS and fires off hands. Cage knees low, reels Starks in, but Starks slips under the short arm lariat to TORNADO- NO, Cage denies the DDT! Cage waistlocks, Starks switches, they go to a corner but Cage bucks the O’Conner Roll. Starks comes back to ELBOW Cage! Starks goes corner to corner to ELBOW again! Starks keeps moving, and he LEAPING LARIATS! Fans fire up and Starks strikes his pose!
Starks snarls, runs in at Cage, but Cage puts Starks on the apron. Starks ROCKS Cage, climbs up the corner, and CROSSBODIES, but into Cage’s arms! SWINGING BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives and Cage grows frustrated. Fans rally but Cage ripcords Starks right to a fireman’s carry! But Starks fights free with elbows! Starks waistlocks, Cage switches and CLUBS Starks on the back! Cage dragon sleepers, but Starks slips out of the inverted suplex! Starks runs in to TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Cage survives but fans rally behind Starks. Nana shouts at Cage to get up but Starks drags Cage up.
Starks reels Cage in, underhooks the arms, but Cage back drops free! Cage brings Starks around, puts one out, and Gory Especials, but Starks sunset flips through! TWO!!! SUPERKICK from Cage! Cage spins, Starks dodges and SPEARS!! Cover, TWO!!! Cage survives and Starks can’t believe it! Fans still rally for Starks as he brings Cage back up. Cage pops Starks up to a POWERBOMB! And then deadlifts to BUCKLE BOMB! Then DISCUS!! Cover, TWO!!! Starks survives and he even SLAPS Cage! Cage drags Starks to the drop zone and he goes to the corner. Cage climbs up, leaps, but Starks avoids the elbow drop!
Fans fire up with Starks and he brings Cage in! But Cage fireman’s carries! F- NO, DESTROYER!! And then the ROSHAMBEAUX!!! Cover, STARKS WINS!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
Ethan Page says, “Good! I’m glad!” He feels that even after this win, Starks will be easy-pickings. Ethan and Starks stare down, will Starks prove that nothing can stop The Absolute?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston.
Renee knows last night on Rampage, even though it was a tag team match, Eddie’s attention was fully on Jun Akiyama. Now that he’s moment away from THE dream match, how is he feeling? Like he doesn’t wanna talk right now. Eddie was 18 years old when he first saw Akiyama fight, and he said that is who he wants to fight, and that was the style he wanted to use, the All Japan King’s Road style. Google it if you have to. But Eddie isn’t sure how he feels. He can’t even focus on things right now because his mind’s already in the ring. “Akiyama… I’m gonna…”
Fans cheer Eddie on as he heads to gorilla! Will the 18 year wait be worth it? Or will the dream match with The Sternness turn into a nightmare?
Zero Hour – Eddie Kingston VS Jun Akiyama!
The bell rings and fans fire up as the two stare down. Eddie and Akiyama circle, tie up, and Akiyama headlocks. Eddie powers out, CHOPS, but Akiyama doesn’t stop moving! Akiyama JUMP KNEES Eddie but he stays up to rebound and run Akiyama over! Fans fire up as Akiyama gets right back up! Akiyama and Eddie reset and fans start to duel. The Eddie fans come out stronger, though, and Eddie and Akiyama feel things out. They clinch, Eddie facelocks but Akiyama waistlocks. Eddie wrenches an arm, goes to the waistlock, but Akiyama fights the lift. Akiyama wrenches, Eddie claws at Akiyama but he can’t block the wristlock.
Eddie fights to get the full nelson, but Akiyama powers it open! Eddie powers it closed, but Akiyama powers it open again. Fans rally as Akiyama endures, stomps forward and gets the ropebreak! Eddie lets off clean, but then he CHOPS! That one causes speakers to reverb, but Akiyama doesn’t flinch at all! Akiyama ROCKS Eddie, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! Fans fire up as the forearms and CHOPS keep going, faster and faster! Eddie wobbles, but he CHOPS back! Akiyama staggers back, but he brushes himself off to ROCK Eddie again! Eddie CHOPS, Akiyama ROCKS, repeat! Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and has Akiyama in a corner!
Eddie whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Akiyama goes up, but Eddie SWATS him down to the floor! Fans rally and Eddie goes out after Akiyama. Eddie brings Akiyama up as the ring count starts. Eddie gets Akiyama on the apron, but Akiyama blocks the half nelson lift! Akiyama mule kicks the leg to get free, then he APRON DDTS! Akiyama turns Eddie around, goes to the apron, and GUILLOTINE KNEES! Eddie flounders into the ring, and Ortiz is now ringside as Eddie’s cornerman. Ortiz coaches Eddie while fans rally and duel. Eddie sits up, shakes out his arms, and Akiyama drags Eddie around.
Akiyama has the arms and pulls them back, for a STOMP! Eddie writhes and shakes out his arms, but Akiyama drops a knee. Eddie snarls but Akiyama brings him up, for a PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this but Akiyama keeps cool. Eddie sits up, into a RUNNING KNEE! Akiyama goes to a corner and he climbs up top. Eddie stands and he ROCKS Akiyama! And then SWATS him back down! Akiyama lands on the apron, he stands up, but Eddie drags Akiyama up top. Eddie climbs up after him, but Akiyama blocks the suplex! Eddie BITES Akiyama’s ear! And then he SUPERPLEXES Akiyama in! Fans fire up while both men are down!
The standing count starts but fans rally for Eddie. Akiyama crawls to the corner as Eddie stands. Eddie runs in and CHOPS! CHOPS! MACHINE GUN CHOP!! Fans fire up as Eddie tops it off! But Akiyama puts Eddie in for forearm after forearm after forearm! But Eddie turns things around and reloads the MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Eddie brings Akiyama in but Akiyama throws elbows to fight free. But he still swings into the HALF ‘N’ HALF! But Akiyama gets up, to hit an EXPLODER! Eddie gets up! EXPLODER!! Akiyama is back with the RUNNING KNEE!! Both men are down and New Jersey is thunderous!
The standing count returns, but Akiyama sits up at 3. He crawls to a cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this but Akiyama stands up again. Akiyama drags Eddie up, reels him in, but Eddie fights the clinch! Akiyama still pump handles, but Eddie fights with elbows! Eddie DDTs Akiyama!! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! Eddie drags Akiyama up, URAKEN!! Cover, TWO!!! Akiyama survives, but Eddie stares him down and roars! Eddie waits on Akiyama to stand, URA- NO, Akiyama blocks! EXPLODER!! The kneepad comes down as Eddie sits up! RUNNING KNEE!!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Eddie survives and fans are thunderous!
Akiyama snarls as he drags Eddie back up. Akiyama pump handles and even fisherman’s, but Eddie fights free to NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Eddie isn’t shocked, he just pulls the straps down. Eddie wants for Akiyama to rise, and fans rally behind The Mad King. Akiyama stands, Eddie aims, URAKEN!!! Cover, Eddie wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The dream match came true, and Eddie himself is emotional! New Jersey cheers as Eddie shows Akiyama respect with a deep bow to the mat! Akiyama shows it back! They shake hands and even hug it out. If dreams can come true, then can Eddie achieve new heights in his career?
Eddie celebrates with Ortiz, and then he gets the mic. “It’s 7:52, how many minutes does that mean? Two minutes? Oh, cuz they gotta hype up. Right. Sorry, Excalibur. Ladies and gentlemen, please, it’s not about me. No, don’t thank me. Thank all of YOU for coming tonight! I’m gonna be looking at Doc Sampson later. Thank you, Jun Akiyama! Thank you, King’s Road Style! Rest In Peace, Baba, Rikidozan, Masawa, Jumbo Tsuruta, and Inoki. I hope I made you proud tonight! ‘Ey, everybody at home! It’s 7:53 and 40 seconds. Order the gaddamn PPV.” Fans cheer for that! “What’re we waiting for? My man, Mox, is gonna beat the piss outta MJF!”
Fans boo that, they like MJF here. “Oh, I’m sorry, he’s still a scumbag. You may cheer him, but he’s still a POS. Calling a spade a spade, y’all. Okay, they’re letting me know. Also, Jamie Hayter, Toni Storm. That’s my match. I wanna see that. Britt Baker, Saraya! Oh, he told me I gotta go. Peace.” The Mad King does a great job hyping the PPV for AEW, will we see those matches all burn down the house?
Steel Cage: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage!
The collapse of Jurassic Express is coming to a head! Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction betrayed Jack Perry, they attacked Jack Perry and they hurt Jack Perry. But now, Jack Perry looks to hurt Luchasaurus in return! Who proves they were the strongest part of that team all along?
JB slams the door shut on the cage and a ref locks it. The bell rings and fans fire up as the two stare down. JB takes a moment to look at just how big the cage is, but Luchasaurus storms over. JB dodges to throw body shots, but Luchasaurus scoops him! JB fights free and then KICKS and throws hands! Luchasaurus TOSSES JB to a corner, but JB slips out to the apron. JB then slides under, slips out and shoulders into Luchasaurus. JB springboards but Luchasaurus catches him at the ropes! Luchasaurus SHOVES JB at the steel cage! But JB clings to the cage like Spider-Man! JB KICKS Luchasaurus away, then goes to the rope to MISSILE DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as JB kips up! JB runs in at the corner, jumps up and rains down fists! Luchasaurus shoves him away but JB comes back for more! Luchasaurus shoves him away again but JB ducks and dodges, only for Luchasaurus to BOOT him down! Luchasaurus then scoops JB again, to LAWN DART into the steel! JB falls back in a heap and fans boo as Luchasaurus roars. Luchasaurus then goes to the corner, talks trash, and then goes to the apron. Luchasaurus looms over JB, drags him around, and we see JB’s forehead is busted open! Luchasaurus grinds JB into the steel chain link to open up the wound!
Fans boo as Luchasaurus digs his boot into JB. Christian is there to tell JB he should’ve stayed home, and Luchasaurus drags JB up. Luchasaurus suplexes JB to SLAM him into the ring! Luchasaurus stalks JB to a corner while fans boo. Luchasaurus ROCKS JB, throws body shots, and then hauls him up to ROCK with an uppercut! JB sits down but Luchasaurus drags him up. Luchasaurus whips corner to corner and runs to clothesline! Luchasaurus scoops JB to then SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for JB but Luchasaurus paces. JB has a crimson mask! Luchasaurus TOSSES him to the steel!
Fans boo but Luchasaurus drags JB up to TOSS him into more steel! Luchasaurus drags JB up to TOSS into another side of the cage! Fans boo more but Christian mockingly poses for pictures with the bloody JB. Luchasaurus hauls JB up again, whips, but JB hits the COMEBACKER! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge! He just deadlifts JB to RAZOR’S EDGE JB into the steel! JB gets stuck in the space between cage and apron! Luchasaurus drags him out from there to cover, TWO!! JB is still in this, and the Perry family rallies up at ringside. Luchasaurus hauls JB up to put him on the top rope. JB boots back! Luchasaurus choke grips, but JB uses that for a HANGING ARMBAR!
Luchasaurus can only endure as JB holds on! JB lets go to get back up. JB ROCKS Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus BOOTS JB! Luchasaurus choke grips again, for a SUPER BIEL! Luchasaurus then drags JB back up, straitjacket and torture rack, for the CUTTHROAT!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the modified Burning Hammer and Luchasaurus glares at the ref. The ref defends his count was fair, and fans rally for Bryce. Christian sneaks around, and he snatches the keys from one of the other refs! Fans boo, referee Posey realizes what happened! He tells security to get Christian out of here, but Christian is working to unlock the cage door!
The security grabs Christian and drags him away! Fans cheer but Luchasaurus busts out to BOOT down a guard! But JB LEAPS to attack Luchasaurus! JB dodges and SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus! JB hurries up again, roars, and he runs down the ramp to- get caught! CATAPULT into the steel! JB falls and Luchasaurus reaches under the ring. He drags out a TABLE! Fans are torn because they hate Luchasaurus but love tables. Luchasaurus shoves the table into the ring, then he fetches JB. Luchasaurus TOSSES JB into the steel, then he goes looking under the ring again. Luchasaurus brings out a chair, and then another!
Luchasaurus brings the chairs around into the ring, fetches JB again, and RAMS him into steel steps! And SMACK him off the steps! Luchasaurus shoves JB into the ring, then he storms in as the refs close the door. JB KICKS the ropes to low blow Luchasaurus! JB fires off haymakers, runs, but into the BOOT! Luchasaurus runs, into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up as JB runs again to DROPKICK Luchasaurus to the apron! JB keeps moving, he SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus into the steel! JB hurries after Luchasaurus to stomp him into the steel again and again! Fans count all the way to TEN!
Fans fire up as the crimson mask grows on JB’s face. JB drags Luchasaurus up, reels him in, but Luchasaurus back drops free! JB lands hard on the apron and Luchasaurus staggers into the ring. Luchasaurus grabs one of the chairs and sits it up. He then goes back to JB, and he drags JB into the ring to choke grip! Fans rally as Luchasaurus takes aim, but JB slips free of the slam! JB dodges, uses the chair as a step for a DESTROYER!! Cover, ONE?!?! Luchasaurus huffs and puffs, but JB JAMS him with a chair! Then he hooks Luchasaurus up, KILLSWITCH on the chair! Cover, TWO!?!? Luchasaurus survives and shocks JB!
Fans rally up, “We Want Tables!” JB moves the chairs around first, and he stands on Luchasaurus! He CHOKES Luchasaurus in another reference to Christian’s moveset. JB runs, uses the chair to leap again, but into a choke grip! CHOKE SLAM on the chair!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now JB survives and shocks Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus drags JB up, lifts him and puts him on the top rope backwards. Luchasaurus climbs up behind JB, brings him up again, but JB throws down elbows! JB cravats and goes up, SLICED BREAD!! Fans are fired up while both men are down! But then Luchasaurus sits up like the Deadman. But so does JB!
JB says, “You were my best friend!” They both get up and start throwing forearms! JB gets the edge but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS JB down! Luchasaurus looms over JB, JB gets up, and Luchasaurus DECKS him! Luchasaurus tells JB to stay down but he doesn’t, so Luchasaurus DECKS him again! JB gets up, Luchasaurus DECKS him! And again, and again! JB ROARS, and he wipes the blood from his face, to SLAP Luchasaurus! And SLAP and SLAP and SLAP! Luchasaurus choke grips, but JB choke grips back! JB HAMMERS away on Luchasaurus’ head! JB drags Luchasaurus up, for a PILEDRIVER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?
JB is beside himself while he and Luchasaurus are both down on the mat. Fans rally for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” JB rises up to set up the table! JB drags Luchasaurus up but Luchasaurus choke grips! Luchasaurus lifts but JB slips around to SLEEPER! Luchasaurus stays up, he flips the table, and then he RAMS JB into the corner! JB holds on, but Luchasaurus drags him over to TOMBSTONE! And he holds on! TICKET TO RIDE!! Cover, TWO!!! JB survives and Luchasaurus is beside himself! Luchasaurus goes to the table, he stands it back up, “This is Awesome!” as Luchasaurus fetches JB.
Luchasaurus hauls JB up, gut wrenches, Canadian racks, but JB slips around to another SLEEPER! Luchasaurus RAMS JB into buckles, but JB squeezes tighter! Luchasaurus fades, JB puts him on the table! Fans fire up as JB also SMACKS Luchasaurus with a chair! Fans fire up as JB goes up the corner! And then up the cage! JB reaches the top, takes aim, and looks to Heaven. This one’s for Luke! SUPER MACHO ELBOW through the table!!! And then, the SNARE TRAP!!! Luchasaurus sputters, and he taps! JB WINS!!!
Winner: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, by submission
Fans are thunderous as they sing Jungle Life for this Jungle MAN! Will Jack Perry finally be able to move on past this grudge to finally be his own man?
AEW World Trios Championships: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
Controversy after All Out went off the air became good fortunes for The Bastard & the Lucha Brothers. But now, vindicated, the Best Bout Machine & The Young Bucks are back! Will Kenny Omega & the Jacksons make up for the reign that never was? Or will PAC, Rey Fenix & Pentagon have #CeroMiedo in fighting The Elite, the the Elite?
Death Triangle waits, and then the lights go out. The ticking of a clock is heard, and a message is on the tron. “We are the gears of creation that ticked outside of a machine. The gears that could make this clock, tick. We are the fathers, of the time and of the future. We are the sons of the past, never governed and built to last. We will carry on. Carry on.” The clock bell tolls, and “Carry on, my wayward son~! There’ll be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest~! Don’t you cry no more~…!” Yes, to the sweet music of Kansas, The Elite make their way to the ring, with Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa and even Don Callis behind them.
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are truly THE AEW Trios Champions!
The trios sort out and fans are thunderous already as Callis joins commentary. Omega starts against Pac and fans chant for “The! Elite! The the Elite!” Omega and Pac circle, tie up, and they go around! Omega waistlocks, Pac switches, Omega wrenches and wristlocks and Pac rolls. Pac wrenches and WRINGS Omega out! Fans chant “F CM PUNK! F CM PUNK!” Pac wrenches Omega to a wristlock again, but Omega spins and wrenches, but Pac pulls hair! The ref reprimands as Pac puts Omega in a corner and smothers him. Pac lets off but with a low kick! Pac whips, Omega reverses, and Omega runs, into a BOOT!
Pac slips out to the apron and he shoulders into Omega! Pac slingshots up and over, kicks Omega low and whips again. Omega ducks and gets around, to dropkick a leg out! Fans fire up as Omega keeps moving, he KOTARO- NO, Pac handsprings through! And SPITS at Omega! Pac bails out before Omega can get at him! Fans fire up as Pac taunts Omega. Omega cools off and he tags in Nick Jackson. Pac returns, he tags in Fenix. Fans rally as we see these two square off again. The younger brothers tie up, break, tie up again, then speed up. Nick goes up and around, Fenix dodges to tiger feint rewind! Nick ducks the heel kick!
Nick runs in but Fenix puts him on the apron. Fenix then sunset flips but Nick stops the bomb! Nick moonsaults, Fenix avoids it, but Nick keeps Fenix from getting in the ring. Fenix elbows Nick away, then gets in the ring, but Nick follows! Nick DROPKICKS Fenix down! Fans fire up as Fenix bails out and Nick builds speed. But Fenix returns with a somersault! Nick stops the cutter, but Fenix standing switches! Nick elbows free, wheelbarrows, but Fenix stops the stunner! Nick avoids a roundhouse, Fenix avoids the screw high kick, but Fenix HEEL KICKS! Nick ROLLING KICKS! Both men stay up, and they both ROCK each other with forearms!
Nick and Fenix stagger back to their corners, Matt and Penta tag in! The older brothers rush each other to DOUBLE LARIAT! They stay up to DOUBLE BOOT! They stagger, the younger brothers DOUBLE BOOT! Everyone stays standing, for a QUADRUPLE SUPERKICK COLLISION! All four men hobble from Charlie horses! The older brothers DOUBLE BOOT and finally fall! The younger brothers DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE and finally fall!! All four men KIP UP! Jersey is thunderous as the Bucks and Lucha Bros argue. But then the Bucks block the double superkicks to give DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!
Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” but Pac rushes in! The Bucks dodges, Omega is there to show punch! Pac backs off, but turns around into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans are thunderous again as Death Triangle is down! Omega tags in and he storms up on Pac. Pac bails out and fans boo. The Bastard wants nothing to do with the Cleaner, so he goes to Penta. Omega drags Penta up, but Penta CHOPS! Penta runs in at the corner, Matt tags in as Omega goes up and over. Nick runs in but is put on the apron. Matt runs in, but he’s put on the apron. Omega runs in but Penta dodges! Penta runs in but Omega dodges, and Penta gets DOUBLE GAMANGIRI!
Omega RANAS Penta! Fenix runs in to SOBAT! But the Bucks get in and Matt kicks Fenix low. Nick runs, Matt gives him the alley-oop and Nick RANAS Fenix away! Pac returns but Omega CLOBBERS him! Matt WRECKS Pac, holds the ropes down, and Nick FLIES to take Pac out! Nick waves hi and even gets a drink from the fans. Matt tags Omega, he drags Penta up, and fireman’s carries. “You! Can’t! Escape!” But Pac dropkicks Omega’s leg out! Pac stomps Omega, backs away, and Penta tags Pac in. Pac stomps Omega down, stomps him around, then he bumps Omega off buckles. Tag to Penta but Fenix gets in, too.
Pac snapmares Omega, then he KICKS Omega! Penta KICKS, Fenix KICKS, then “Se… no!” TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICKS! Penta covers, TWO! Penta drags Omega up but we get a glimpse of Pac’s bloody nose. Penta CHOPS Omega, then he tags in Pac. Penta & Pac mug Omega, then Pac scoops and SLAMS Omega. Pac goes to the corner and climbs while Omega stands. Omega hurries to get under the leap, and he runs to SLAM DUNK Pac’s head! Tag to Matt, Fenix leaps in! Into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! The Polar Express gets going! Penta runs in, Matt DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS the Lucha Brothers!
Fans fire up and Matt throws hands on Penta. Matt whips Penta to a corner, Fenix gives him a boost then tags Penta back in. Fenix somersaults and wheelbarrows to victory roll Matt into place! Penta is up top, QUE PASO! Cover, TWO!! Matt survives his bucks getting stomped! But Penta KICKS Matt’s leg! Matt hobbles, but he DECKS Pac just because. Matt elbows Penta, DECKS Fenix, then BOOTS Penta. Matt goes up to missile dropkick! Penta tags Pac and he keeps Matt from The Elite! Pac BOOTS Omega just because! Pac storms up on Matt but is put on the apron! Fenix tags in and keeps Matt from Nick!
Fenix CHOPS Matt in the corner, then runs, but Nick ROCKS Fenix first! Matt wheelbarrows, “See you in hell!” VICTORY FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up while both men are down! Both men crawl, hot tags to Pac and Nick! Nick CLOBBERS Pac again and again, then runs in at the corner to SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! ROUNDHOUSE! BULLDOG! Penta rushes in, but Nick knuckle locks him to CHOP! Nick hurdles Fenix, goes up and up and “LUCHA LIBRE~!” FLYING ARM-DRAG RANA COMBO! The Lucha Brothers bail out, Pac backs up seeing Nick show punch! Omega offers his hand and fans fire up as Nick tags him in!
Omega throws haymakers on Pac, but Pac SOBATS! Pac pie faces Omega but Omega BOOTS Pac down! Penta runs in, but into a SNAP DRAGON! Pac staggers up, into a SNAP DRAGON! Death Triangle regroups at ramp side but the Terminator drums start. Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit, down goes Penta & Pac! Omega lands on his feet to take a little jog up the ramp. Omega drags Pac up and Nick is in the ring. Nick builds speed but Fenix catches him to knuckle lock and CHOP! Fenix goes up and up but Nick trips him up! Matt runs in to triangle jump APRON DDT!! Penta GAMANGIRIS Nick! Penta goes up top but Nick CLUBS him!
“This is Awesome!” as Nick CLUBS Penta again. Nick goes right up, brings Penta up with him, and SUPER STEINERS Penta onto everyone else!! Even Nakazawa was part of that crash landing and fans lose their minds! Fans hope these trios “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow. Omega puts Pac in the ring, he drags Pac up, and he reels Pac in to fisherman. AOI SHOUDO!! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives but Omega keeps his cool. Omega rises while Pac goes to the ropes. Omega aims his finger gun and says BANG! Omega runs but Pac sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN! Pac huffs and puffs through is bloody nose to SOBAT! And KICK! And SOBAT again!
Pac runs, but the Bucks get in to double hip toss Pac at the ropes! They send Pac onto Omega’s shoulders, then Matt gives Nick a boost! But Penta intercepts to catch Nick! And Fenix grabs Matt! The Lucha Brothers gut wrench the Bucks, and Pac flips things around on Omega! DEATH TRIANGLE OF TOMBSTONES!!! The Lucha Brothers put Omega in a drop zone and then they both climb the corner. Penta gives Fenix a boost, SUPER FALLING SPLASH!! Then Penta jumps off Fenix to hit Matt with a DESTROYER! Fenix somersaults at Nick for the CUTTER! Pac sets up top and aims at Omega! BLACK ARROW!!! INTO THE BRUTALIZER!!!
Omega endures, he reaches out with a foot, but Nick CLOBBERS Pac! The Lucha Bros send the Bucks out, then “CERO! MIEDO!” The Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! Direct hit on both Bucks and fans fire up again! Pac crawls, Fenix hurries over and tags in! Fenix runs to JUMP SOBAT Omega! Then he snapmares Omega, goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS, into DOUBLE STOMPS! Fenix says, “ANIMO!” Pac tells Fenix to use the hammer!! He throws Fenix the bell hammer while Penta distracts the ref! Fenix is conflicted, but he throws it back! He says they’re doing fine without the hammer!
But then Fenix turns around into a V-TRIGGER! Omega hits a TIGER DRIVER 98!! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives but Matt RAMS Pac into railing! Fenix flounders, Omega takes aim again. BANG, and Omega runs, but Penta gets in to SLINGBLADE! Matt is in, SLINGBLADE! Nick gets in, SLINGBLADE! Penta fires up and so do the fans! Penta shouts, ‘CERO! MIEDO!” He runs, but into TRIPLE SUPERKICKS! Fenix staggers up, Nick hits a POISON-RANA! Matt whips Fenix to Omega for the POP-UP BOMB! Then the DOUBLE SUPERKICK V-TRIGGER COMBO! Cover, Pac breaks it in time!!
Pac tosses Matt, he tosses Nick, then gets the hammer! Pac aims at Omega, Penta distracts the ref, but Nick SUPERKICKS Pac! Nick then goes up and up and SUPER TWISTERS Pac down! Matt goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT onto Penta! Omega aims at Fenix, V-TRIGGER!! But Pac sneaks Fenix the hammer! Fenix shakes his head no but Omega Electric Chair Lifts! Fenix says screw it, and HAMMERS Omega in the head!!! Victory roll, DEATH TRIANGLE WINS!!!
Winners: Death Triangle, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
Fans can’t believe it! The Firebird resorted to the dastardly tactics of The Bastard! The Elite’s return was ruined, and Don Callis is hypocritically upset. Will Omega & The Bucks have cause to come back for another try? Or are they going to the back of the line? As for Pac, he’s proud of Fenix. Will Death Triangle do whatever they have to in order to stay on top of the mountain?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero!
The UNDEFEATED Jade Cargill owns the title, but the Native Beast is the one holding the belt. The winning streak goes up against the mean streak, something’s gotta give! Will Jade go 42-0? Or will Nyla finally be the one to beat #ThatBitch?
In a great shoutout to Latino Heat, the Vicious Vixens make their entrance in a low rider! And with hydraulics to boot! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who becomes its rightful owner!
But wait, Nyla goes out after Kiera Hogan for touching the belt! Nyla DECKS Kiera, but then Jade goes out to DECK Nyla! Jade ROCKS Nyla with more forearms, puts her in the ring, and then the bell rings. Jade throws uppercuts on Nyla, then CLUBS her. Jade bumps Nyla off buckles, ROCKS her again, stomps her, then throws more forearms. Jade CLUBS Nyla, stalks her to another corner, and taunts her. Jade throws forearms, stomps a mudhole, and then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Jade lets off, but Nyla ROCKS Jade back! Nyla whips Jade to ropes but Jade holds ropes. Nyla runs in, Jade dodges and Nyla tumbles to the floor!
Jade goes out after Nyla and watches her go to railing. Jade runs in to BOOT Nyla over the railing! Jade then follows Nyla but Nyla throws body shots! The ref shouts to get back in the ring, but Jade DUMPS Nyla back to ringside! Jade then hurries after Nyla, the ring count is climbing, but Nyla YANKS Jade into steel steps! Nyla drags Jade up at 5 of 10 and puts her in. Nyla hurries in after Jade, SPLASHES in the corner, then reels Jade in to a scoop and SLAM! Nyla stalks Jade now and drags her up. Nyla scoops and SLAMS Jade again! Nyla flexes and runs, to SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Jade survives and crawls away to a corner.
The Baddies fan Jade off but Nyla CANNONBALLS in! Jade flounders, Nyla CLUBS her down, then Nyla soaks up the cheers and jeers. Nyla storms up on Jade to CLUB her, and throw body shot after body shot! Nyla stomps a mudhole in, but lets off as the ref counts. Nyla storms back over but Jade elbows her away! Nyla runs back in but into a BOOT! Nyla goes down, Jade catches her breath. The Baddies and the Vixens coach their leaders on as Jade climbs up. Jade leaps, but into a BOOT! Nyla drags Jade up, turns her, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Vickie is frustrated but the Baddies tell her to shut up.
Nyla keeps cool and she drags Jade back up. Jade throws body shots, Nyla CLUBS her down. Nyla runs, deflects Jade’s boot, then kicks her low. Nyla reels Jade in, suplexes, but Jade fights it! Jade suplexes, Nyla fights it! Nyla throws body shots and CLUBS Jade, to then suplex and hang Jade out to dry! Nyla goes to the corner, climbs up, DIVING KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO! Jade survives again, proving why she’s 41-0! Nyla drags Jade back up, brings her around and reels her in, but Jade slips free of the bomb! Jade DECKS Nyla! But she can’t cover because she’s tiring out! Fans rally as both women are down and the standing count begins.
The count reaches 4 of 10 but Jade crawls and covers. TWO! Nyla sits up and shakes out the cobwebs. Jade sits up, she CLUBS Nyla! And uppercuts! Jade whips, Nyla reverses, but Jade kicks the back drop away. Jade reels Nyla in, and steals the BEAST BOMB?! Cover, TWO!!! Nyla survives and Jade is fuming! Jade chicken wings now but Nyla fights it to a victory roll! But Jade sits back! TWO!! Jade and Nyla stagger, Nyla gets around to CLUB Jade, and chicken wing back! She steals JADED!! Cover, TWO!!!! Jade survives and the Vixens are furious! Nyla hurries to a corner and climbs up top!
Nyla aims, for a SWANTON FLOP!! Jade gets up and BOOTS Nyla down!! Fans fire up and Jade drags Nula up into the chicken wings! JADED!!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
The TBS Champion is 42-0, and she finally gets the belt back in her possession! Nyla gave Jade her hardest fight yet, but it wasn’t enough to stop her! Will anyone ever end Jade’s dominance?
ROH World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara VS Bryan Danielson VS Claudio Castagnoli!
The Wizard used sports entertainment to snatch this title off the Swiss Superman, and has used sports entertainment to keep it ever since. Jericho vows to desecrate the ROH legacy, and he thinks the Spanish God will be his pawn in that game. Will things continue to go Jericho’s way? Or will someone restore the honor to the Ring of Honor World title?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if all will hail #THEOCHO!
The bell rings and Claudio CLOBBERS Jericho with a EuroUpper while Sammy and Bryan brawl! Jericho hits back, turns things around, Sammy CHOPS Bryan while Jericho throws Claudio out of the ring. Jericho goes out after Claudio to CLUB him. They brawl inside, Sammy fires off on Bryan inside, and Claudio smacks Jericho off railing! And again, for the front row fans! Bryan turns things back around on Sammy to CHOP and KICK and CHOP again! Jericho CHOPS Claudio, Claudio EuroUppers Jericho, repeat! Claudio gets the edge, then whips Jericho into railing! Sammy claws Bryan’s eyes to stop the chops!
Fans rally while Sammy throws forearms. Sammy whips, Bryan reverses but Sammy kicks him back. Sammy runs in, but Bryan TOSSES him up and out! Fans fire up as Bryan builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Sammy hits railing! But Jericho CLOBBERS Bryan, and RAMS him into steel steps! Jericho soaks up the heat, then drags Bryan up. Jericho puts Bryan in the ring, stomps him around, then soaks up more heat. Jericho stands Bryan up to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho throws a forearm but Bryan turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS, repeat! Claudio returns, Jericho turns around, into a EuroUpper!
Now Bryan EuroUppers Jericho! And Claudio EuroUppers! Jericho gets pinballed with those EuroUppers! Sammy hurries in as Jericho falls over, and into Bryan’s EuroUpper! Then Claudio EuroUppers Sammy! And then Bryan EuroUppers! Now Sammy is the pinball! He falls over, Claudio drags Sammy back up, for another EuroUpper! Claudio keeps on Sammy while Bryan CHOPS Jericho. The Blackpool Combat Club boys look to each other, and they both go corner to corner! DROPKICK for Sammy and EuroUpper for Jericho! Then back again, DROPKICK for Jericho and EuroUpper for Sammy! And then back again! And again!
Fans fire up as the BCC shake hands for the Code of Honor! But then they hold on, because they’re the only two in the ring. Fans fire up as the two friendly rivals smirk. Bryan EuroUppers! Claudio EuroUppers! Repeat! They go back and forth, EuroUpper for EuroUpper! Claudio rebounds and gets the edge with uppercut after uppercut! Claudio winds up, but Bryan hits a FLYING ARMBAR! Claudio fights to move around, he stacks Bryan, then deadlifts Bryan! Bryan sunset flips through to high stack, TWO! Claudio has the sunset, TWO! Bryan has a prawn hold, TWO! Claudio sunsets, TWO! Bryan prawn holds, TWO!
Claudio sunsets again, but Jericho stomps it apart! Jericho grins while fans are torn. Jericho stomps Bryan, stomps Claudio, repeat! Jericho drags Bryan up and CHOPS! Claudio gets up, Jericho CLUBS him! Jericho runs, into a DOUBLE FLAPJACK, and the BCC roll back for DOUBLE HALF CRABS! Fans fire up as Bryan flexes and Claudio roars! Jericho endures, but who would win if he taps? Sammy springboards in, DOUBLE CUTTER!! Guess we don’t have to worry now! Sammy covers Claudio, TWO! Sammy covers Bryan, TWO! Fans boo Sammy trying to steal this from Jericho. But Jericho high-fives and hugs it out with his teammate.
Jericho fires off forearms on Claudio, then Sammy joins in. They double whip and double shoulder Claudio down! Then they pose! Fans boo more, but then Jericho & Sammy double clothesline Claudio out of the ring! Jericho drags Bryan up, KNEES him back down, then KNEES him again. Jericho & Sammy bring Bryan up to double suplex, and they hold him up for ten before the SLAM! Jericho rains down fists on Bryan, then Sammy rains down more fists! Sammy claws at the bad eye, then he and Jericho drag Bryan back up. Jericho DECKS Bryan with a haymaker! Sammy drags Bryan up to feed to Jericho, for a fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!
Jericho tells Sammy to stay put as he goes for the cover, TWO! Jericho is annoyed and Sammy is frustrated, but perhaps for different reasons. Jericho drags Bryan back up, CHOPS him to a corner, and CHOPS again. Sammy CHOPS, ROCKS and CHOPS Bryan on repeat! Jericho likes the aggression from his protégé and they high-ten. Sammy & Jericho double whip Bryan corner to corner, then Jericho whips Sammy in to clothesline! Sammy says one more, and Jericho whips him in again. But Bryan dodges and ROCKS Jericho! Then ROCKS Sammy! Repeat! Bryan goes back and forth, he has Sammy & Jericho on their knees! So he KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS!
Fans chant “YES! YES!” with every kick as Bryan goes back and forth! Bryan then aims, BUZZSAW for Jericho! And BUZZSAW for Sammy! Cover on Sammy, TWO! Sammy stays in this but Bryan puts him in a corner. Bryan CHOPS, and KICKS, and CHOPS again. Bryan puts Sammy up top, climbs up after him, and SUPER STEINERS, but Sammy lands on his feet! Sammy sidesteps, hurdles, flips over, and hits a SPANISH FLY! But Jericho adds a LIONSAULT! He hits Sammy, too!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan still survives and Sammy flops out of the ring. Jericho SLAPS Bryan, SLAPS him again, but Claudio gets in to gut wrench!
Claudio THROWS Jericho, and he waits on Jericho to rise back up. Fans fire up, Jericho stands into a trip! But he kicks free to deny the swing! Claudio comes back with a DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Claudio drags Jericho up, whips him to ropes but Jericho reverses. Claudio ducks, springboards, into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, Sammy breaks it!? Fans are going nuts seeing Sammy defy Jericho! Jericho is also in shock, and he tells Sammy that this isn’t the plan. Jericho shoves Sammy, Sammy shoves back, repeat! Then Sammy throws a forearm! Jericho responds, it’s a hockey fight! Sammy CHOPS and ROCKS Jericho on repeat.
Sammy whips corner to corner, Jericho bounces off buckles and into an ELBOW from Sammy! Fans are torn as Sammy drags Jericho back up. Sammy CHOPS Jericho again, whips him corner to corner again, but Jericho BOOTS Sammy away! Jericho runs, into a CODE BREAKER! Sammy steals Jericho’s move! Sammy covers, TWO!! Jericho survives but Sammy snarls. Sammy drags Jericho by the legs, and he goes to turn Jericho over! Fans boo, but Jericho throws Sammy away! Jericho trips Sammy and turns him into the WALLS OF JERICHO! Sammy endures as Jericho sits deep! But Bryan is up top, and he MISSILE- NO, Jericho catches Bryan! WALLS OF JERICHO!!
Bryan endures now, but Claudio returns! Claudio runs in to BOOT! Jericho holds onto Bryan! Claudio BOOTS again, but Jericho still holds on! So Claudio suplexes Jericho off Bryan for the SLAM! And then Claudio puts on the SHARPSHOOTER!! Jericho endures, crawls his way over to Bryan, and he covers Bryan!! TWO!! Bryan slips free, to get a LEBELL LOCK! Another situation of DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS!! What will happen now if Jericho taps?! Jericho endures being bent back, Sammy SUPERKICKS Claudio! And SUPERKICKS Bryan! Fans boo even harder than before as Sammy has his pick of the bunch.
Sammy offers a hand to Jericho? Jericho accepts it and they stand together. They hug it out, but then Sammy reels Jericho in! Torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Sammy goes up top!! SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and everyone is shocked! Sammy is shocked most of all, he can’t believe Jericho survived his best shots. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy drags Bryan around. Sammy grins as he hooks Bryan up, to steal the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! But Bryan doesn’t even flinch! He just stands up as Sammy hammers away on him! Sammy looks worried, and fans tell him, “YOU F’D UP! YOU F’D UP!”
Bryan SLAPS Sammy! And feeds him to Claudio’s trophy lift! Claudio hoists Sammy up to TOSS him out onto Jericho!! But then Claudio turns around into a BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Bryan covers Claudio, TWO!?!? Claudio survives the American Dragon turning on him, but now Bryan hooks him up! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Claudio blocks it after four, and he wraps Bryan up! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! But Bryan blocks and turns things around, HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! But Claudio fireman’s carries, shifts Bryan around, but Bryan throws down more elbows. Claudio shoves Bryan away, to POP-UP- NO! BACKSLIDE! TWO!!
Bryan gets up, Claudio LARIATS him inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as this continues! Bryan goes to the apron, Claudio storms over after him. Claudio climbs up the corner, drags Bryan up to join him, and he SUP- NO, Bryan knees Claudio to fight off the superplex! Claudio keeps trying, Bryan keeps fighting! Sammy joins in and starts throwing haymakers! SUPER CUTTER on Claudio!! Sammy springs right back up to SUPER SPANISH FLY Bryan!! But Bryan turns it into a LEBELL LOCK!! Sammy endures as Bryan bends him back! Jericho crawls his way back in, he CLOBBERS Bryan to save the match!
Jericho has Bryan on the apron, CLUBS him down, then triangle jump DROPKICKS him to the floor! But Claudio clotheslines Jericho and himself out! Claudio whips Jericho into railing, then EuroUppers! And then whips the other way, for another EuroUpper! But Bryan LEAPS at Claudio! But Claudio catches him!! And pops him into place for a NEUTRALIZER to the floor!!! But Sammy’s up top! SHOOTING STAR ATTACK!! Sammy hurries to put Claudio in the ring, hurries back up top, and he springboards, into Claudio’s arms! POP-UP UPPER!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Sammy survives and Claudio snarls while fans are thunderous again!
Claudio drags Sammy into place, picks him up, but Sammy slips off to roll up! FEET ON ROPES! TWO!! Claudio trips Sammy and starts SWISS SWINGING!! Fans are thunderous and they count along, all the way to TEN, FIFTEEN, but then Jericho gets in and just LEAPS at Claudio to bust it all up! Then JUDAS EFFECT!!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)
Sports entertainment, pro-wrestling, it all looks the same amidst the chaos! And in the end, #THEOCHO still reigns! Will anything ever stop the #RingOfJericho Era?
Britt Baker VS Saraya!
The Doctor and The Knight may have had different paths to this moment, but this is still a battle of icons in women’s wrestling! Will AEW still belong to Dr. Britt Baker, DMD? Or will this end up Saraya’s house?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans fire up as they approach, and then the two tie up. Saraya arm-drags Britt but they stay tied up, so Saraya dribbles Britt off the mat. They stand up, Britt puts Saraya on the ropes, and the ref counts the ropebreak. Britt lets off at 4, and Saraya is annoyed, but the two tie up again. Britt headlocks, grinds Saraya down, but Saraya fights back up. Saraya powers out but Britt runs her over! Saraya clutches her neck, which we all know is her weak spot, and Britt hesitates knowing that. Saraya manages to stand up, and then she struts around! Saraya grins as she got Britt with some of her own mind games.
Britt and Saraya tie up again, Saraya headlocks now, and she grinds Britt down. Britt pulls hair, throws body shots, but Saraya thrashes the hold. Britt powers out but Saray whips Britt to BOOT her down! Britt bails out and vents her frustrations. Fans rally and duel, Saraya runs but Britt avoids the slide! Britt spins Saraya around to throw elbows on the neck! Britt then drags Saraya out a bit, for a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! No more hesitation about that neck now! The ref checks Saraya and tells Britt to keep this in the ring. The Knight family is ringside coaching Saraya on as Britt drags her up. Britt cravats Saraya and stares the family down!
Fans boo as Britt throws knees into Saraya! Britt throws Saraya down, waves bye to the Knights, then puts Saraya in the ring. Britt covers, TWO! Britt drags Saraya around and clamps onto her to throw down some elbows. Then she has a NECK WRENCH! Saraya endures as Britt even fishhooks her! Cover, TWO! Britt drags Saraya up again, ROCKS her with a forearm, then whips her to a corner. Britt runs in, but into a BOOT! Britt runs in again, blocks the boots and puts Saraya in the ropes for another DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Saraya is hanging tough but Britt smirks as she drags Saraya back up.
Britt brings out her glove and fans are torn as she spells out, “D! M! D!” Saraya stands and she throws hands! Britt ROCKS Saraya, and again! Britt whips, follows, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Britt doesn’t let up, she rains down more elbows on Saraya’s neck! Britt then CHOKES Saraya! The ref counts, Britt lets off at 4 and Saraya flounders out of the ring. The Knights continue to rally for Saraya but Britt goes to the apron. Britt runs, but Saraya blocks the kick to Electric Chair SLAM her on the apron! Saraya hurries up to the apron now, and she CROSSBODIES off! Fans fire up as Saraya drags Britt up and in! Cover, TWO!
Saraya keeps cool, Britt pie faces her. Saraya ROCKS Britt, Britt ROCKS Saraya, repeat! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, but Britt gets the edge. But Saraya spins her around, short arm LARIAT! And another! And another! Cover, TWO! Saraya keeps on Britt but Britt switches. Saraya throws elbow after elbow to get free, then she puts Britt in a corner. Saraya back elbows, then stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Saraya digs her boot in, but Britt is holding on! Britt stands up, throws the leg down then BUCKLE SHOTS Saraya! Britt then drags Saraya back up, reels her back in, but no Fisherman Screw! KNIGHT-CAP!! Cover, TWO!!
Britt survives Saraya’s take on the Lightning Spiral, fans duel as Saraya drags Britt up. But Britt cradles, TWO!! Britt wants the arms! Saraya resists but Britt has the RINGS OF SATURN! Saraya endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Britt lets go before she can complete the hold, but Britt drags Saraya up to an Alabama Lift. AIR RAID CRASH!! Cover, TWO!! Britt HAMMERS Saraya, runs, and CURB STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!!! Saraya survives again and Britt can’t believe it! Britt drags Saraya up while fans rally. Britt puts Saraya on the top rope, throws forearms, then climbs. Fans duel, Britt CLUBS Saraya, and Alabama Lifts!
But Saraya throws down elbows! Saraya CLUBS away on Britt, adjusts, and SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives but Saraya hurries to fisherman clutch, GOOD KNIGHT!! Cover, TWO!!! Britt survives and Saraya grows frustrated. Saraya grabs the legs, she ties Britt up, turns her over, but Britt crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK, and a drop toehold into the buckles! Britt hurries in, but into a FULL NELSON! Britt pops free into a takedown! RINGS OF SATURN!! And then LOCKJAW!!! Saraya pushes to a cover! TWO!! Britt has a ghost pin, TWO!! Saraya escapes but swings into the ripcord!
Saraya dodges the discus to YAKUZA KICK! And then RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Saraya is beside herself, trying to figure out how to finish Britt. “This is Awesome!” as Saraya drags Britt up. GOOD- NO, Britt wrenches free and ripcords, ROLLING ELBOW! And then FISHERMAN SCREW!! But Britt isn’t done, she runs to CURB STOMP!! Cover, TWO!??! Britt is shocked that Saraya survives her best shot! Britt snarls, she drags Saraya up again, and fans keep dueling. Alabama, but Saraya sunsets! Britt slips through, Saraya KNEES her down!! Cover, TWO!! Saraya hauls Britt up, GOOD KNIGHT again!!
But Saraya brings Britt up, THIRD GOOD KNIGHT!!! Cover, Saraya wins!!!
Winner: Saraya, by pinfall
And she’s back! Five years away from wrestling, but you wouldn’t know it from this one! It was Saraya’s night, and she celebrates with her family! Will Saraya truly make AEW her house?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Wardlow VS Samoa Joe VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!
Just as they were on the verge of being a Two Monster Power Trip, #WARJOE fell apart! The Samoan Submission Specialist was not going to let the Maestro of Mayhem make claims and threats without consequences, and then the Breaker of Backs added on! Which of these real-life titans will stand tall over the other two?
The introductions are made, the AEW belt is raised, and we see who is the most powerful Face of TNT!
The bell rings, Hobbs talks trash to Joe and Wardlow, but Wardlow ROCKS Hobbs then fires off on Joe! Joe bails out but Wardlow pursues and CLUBS him on the back! Wardlow ROCKS Joe, ROCKS him again, CLUBS him, throws knees, then CLUBS Joe down! Fans fire up with Wardlow and he drags Joe back up. Wardlow whips Joe into the POST! Hobbs then CLOBBERS Wardlow! Fans fire up as Hobbs storms up on Wardlow and throws knees. Hobbs SMACKS Wardlow off the steel steps, then tells fans, “Sit yo ass down!” Hobbs SMACKS Wardlow off the apron, puts him in the ring, but Wardlow hits back.
Hobbs CLUBS Wardlow, then hauls him up for a BIG suplex! Hobbs holds Wardlow up, then SLAMS him down! But Joe returns to CHOP Hobbs! And CHOP! And JAB, JAB, and run, but into an ELBOW from Hobbs! Fans fire up as Hobbs stalks Wardlow. Hobbs hauls Wardlow up, scoops him, and puts him on the top rope. Hobbs CLUBS Wardlow, CLUBS him again, and CLUBS him again! Hobbs dumps Wardlow down but Joe CHOPS Hobbs! And CHOPS! Hobbs catches Joe for an EXPLODER! Joe bails back out as fans fire up. Hobbs stalks Wardlow to a corner, CHOKES him on the ropes, and shouts, “Do something! Do something!”
Hobbs lets off Wardlow as Joe gets in. Hobbs fires body shots and knees on Joe, then whips him corner to corner. Hobbs knees Wardlow then whips him at Joe. Joe dodges Wardlow to fire off on Hobbs, but Wardlow goes up and up to WHISPER IN THE WIND! Though from Wardlow, that’s more like a shout! Fans fire up as Wardlow wipes Joe and Hobbs out! Wardlow BOOTS Joe, SUPERKICKS Hobbs, HEADBUTTS Joe, then HEADBUTTS Hobbs! Wardlow winds up and LARIATS Hobbs down! Wardlow then goes up the corner to SWANTON BOMB on Hobbs! But Joe SENTONS them both! Joe snarls as he drags Wardlow up.
Joe TOSSES Wardlow out and goes to Hobbs. Joe whips Hobbs to a corner, runs in and back elbows! Then PELES! Joe digs his boot in on Hobbs’ face and starts scraping him! Joe runs side to side to BOOT WASH! Wardlow returns but Joe CHOPS! Wardlow throws haymakers, whips, but Joe reverses to atomic drop! Joe runs to BOOT Wardlow down! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Wardlow gets that arm up just enough, and he rolls out of the ring. Joe sees Hobbs rise and Hobbs eggs Joe on. Joe knees low, knees again, and reels Hobbs into a GUILLOTINE! Hobbs endures but stays up. Wardlow runs in to SPEAR them both down!
Fans chant “WARD~LOW!” as he RAMS into Hobbs in the corner! Wardlow RAMS, uppercuts, repeat! Wardlow hauls Hobbs up to SPINEBUSTER! But Joe runs in, into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Wardlow grows frustrated, but he looks at Hobbs at the ropes. Wardlow runs in and he CLOBBERS Hobbs out of the ring! Wardlow goes out, he and Hobbs throw big hands! But Joe DIVES to wipe them both out!! Fans fire up as Joe TOSSES Hobbs into railing! Joe drags Wardlow up, reels him in, but Wardlow fights! Hobbs comes back to POUNCE Joe into railing!! Fans lose their minds from that one as Hobbs rises up!
Hobbs snarls, he drags Wardlow up, and he puts Wardlow in the ring. The straps come down and he waits on Wardlow. Wardlow stands, Hobbs hauls him up for a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and Hobbs is shocked! Hobbs glares at the ref but the ref says the count was fair. Hobbs drags Wardlow up again, scoops him, but Wardlow fights free. Wardlow throws body shots, CLUBS Hobbs, then fireman’s carries. Hobbs fights free, he scoops Wardlow again, but Wardlow slips off again! POWERBOMB!! Hobbs gets up on his own?! But Wardlow reels him back in for another POWERBOMB!!
Fans are singing for “WARD~LOW!” as the symphony begins! Wardlow hauls Hobbs back up, reels him back in, for a THIRD POWERBOMB! And the roll through, but Joe is in! BELT SHOT!!! Joe used the TNT title to crack Wardlow! COQUINA CLUTCH on Hobbs!! Hobbs is OUT, Joe wins!!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Opportunistic, vicious, and victorious! Samoa Joe is now a DOUBLE CHAMPION! AEW TNT title, ROH World Television title, will Joe reign as THE Face of Pro-Wrestling Television?!
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho & Jake Hager.
Tony Schiavone is with #THEOCHO and Rock Hard Hager, and Schiavone brings up the “dissention” between Jericho and Sammy in that Fatal 4. Jericho says you call it dissention but he calls it competitiveness. That is why Sammy Guevara has been by Jericho’s side these last three years, and why Jericho asked Sammy to be in that match. Jericho appreciates what Sammy did, and says Sammy is a future world champion, just not tonight. Because Jericho is still The Ocho, the Greatest ROH World Champion of all time.
But then Orange Cassidy walks in! “Speaking of ROH champions, I have a very good friend who happens to be a former ROH champion. And he has earned a title shot. My very good friend, Tomohiro Ishii, he wants to fight you for that this Wednesday on Dynamite.” Jericho says first of all, Cassidy still owes him $7000 for his jacket. Second of all, to Ishii, all Jericho ever hears is how great a pro-wrestler Ishii is. But do y’know what Jericho thinks? He thinks of the Young Boy who was hanging around when Jericho was main-eventing in Wrestling Association R. Jericho thinks of when Ishii used to get Jericho coffee and carry his luggage!
“Ishii, you want a chance at The Ocho? When I think of you, I still think of that little Young Boy. On Wednesday, on Dynamite, you wanna shot? You got it! Your senpai is waiting for you, BAKA!” Jericho heads out, but will he regret treating the Stone Pitbull like he’s a puppy? As for Hager, he asks Cassidy, “What’s in the bag?” Cassidy opens it up and tada, it’s the All-Atlantic Championship. Hager likes it? Yeah, just like he likes this hat. Then come and take it next week. Cool? And yeah, nice hat. DAMN RIGHT it is! Will Freshly Squeezed end up the former All-Atlantic Champion at the hands of Rock Hard Jake Hager?
No Holds Barred: Darby Allin & Sting VS Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!
Truly a legendary showdown as the #RelentlessIcons reunite against Team Double Jay! And with nothing holding them back, will it be showtime? Or is this the night the music dies for Sting & Darby Allin?
Jarrett calls out a handful of fake Stings so they can mock the howl. Jarrett riles up the fans as he goes to the ring, and then he and Lethal dare Sting and Darby to make their entrance. The lights go down, and when they come back, a spotlight is on a body bag on stage. Lethal has the fake Stings go with him to the ramp, but then Darby’s music hits. Lethal still steps closer, but then smoke blasts from the stage! And Darby runs in! He fires off on Lethal and the fake Stings with his skateboard! Fans fire up while Jarrett freaks out! But behind him is the REAL STIIIIING! Darby CLOBBERS Lethal, Jarrett dares Darby to do that to him.
Darby tells Jarrett to turn around, and even Sonjay is shouting! Jarrett tells Sonjay to calm down and he glances back. Jarrett tells Sting to shoo, then he realizes it’s STIIIIING! Jarrett wants him to hold on, but the bell rings! Sting storms up to Jarrett and fans chant “T N A!” Sting howls, and he swings hands! Sting kicks, ROCKS, repeat! Darby adds on, they pinball Jarrett around! Lethal returns to CLUB Sting! Lethal whips but Sting reverses, and Lethal tumbles up and out of the ring! Darby is on the apron and he FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES Jarrett! Lethal goes up but Sting TOSSES him off to hit the apron!
Darby goes after Jarrett among the fans and hits him with a trash can! Sting smacks Lethal off railing and then dumps him over! Fans fire up as the action comes closer to them! Darby dribbles Jarrett off railing, Sting CLOBBERS Lethal with a trash can! Darby drags Jarrett up and snap suplexes him to the floor! Lethal hits back, climbs up the railing, but Sting trips him up! Lethal crotches on the railing, and Sting atomic drops him on it! Darby goes up to the stage, and he finds a ladder! Darby sets the ladder up, climbs it, and the ref braces it for him! Darby SUPER COFFIN DROPS into Satnam’s arms! Satnam crucifix carries Darby, to RAZOR’S EDGE on the ramp!
Satnam & Sonjay leave Darby behind to hurry after Sting and Lethal. They brawl in the upper parts of the crowd, and then brawl their way down the stairs. Lethal ends up ringside, Sting throws hands and knocks him off the railing! But Satnam catches Lethal! But Sting LEAPS and wipes Satnam out! Fans are thunderous as the Icon risks life and limb! Jarrett meanwhile drags Darby up to RAM into the ring apron! Sting howls, he brings Lethal up and brings him towards ringside. Jarrett sends Darby into steel steps, and then SMACKS him with a chair! Sting pushes Lethal over the railing while Jarrett pushes Darby into th ering.
Jarrett stomps Darby around, has him in the corner, and whips corner to corner hard! Darby bounces off buckles, and Jarrett whips him corner to corner the other way! Jarrett then puts Darby on the ropes to run and STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts to mock the Nature Boy! Then he LARIATS Darby down! Tag to Lethal, though does it really matter? Lethal drags Darby up, and he hooks Darby up in a cobra twist. Darby endures, reaches out, then powers out to hip toss Lethal down But Lethal holds onto the arm to whip Darby away. Darby goes up and over but Lethal shoves him back in. Darby comes back, and heads collide!
Both men are down and fans rally up. Lethal and Darby crawl, hot tags to Sting and Jarrett! Sting rallies on Jarrett with lariats, then hits Lethal with some! Sting RAMS Jarrett into a corner, then runs to STINGER SPLASH Lethal! STINGER SPLASH for Jarrett! LARIAT for Lethal, BACK HAND for Jarrett! And then Sting ties up the legs, for the SCORPION DEATHLOCK! But Sonjay gets in! Sonjay throws hands, but Sting isn’t bothered! Satnam gets in, he choke grips Sting, and CHOKE SLAMS him! A slam dunk for the 7 footer and Jarrett crawls to the cover! TWO!! Sting survives and fans fire up again.
Sting and Jarrett crawl, hot tags to Lethal and Darby! They throw hands again and again, Lethal gets the edge but Darby gets it back. Lethal BOOTS, runs, but Darby follows to springboard! Lethal catches Darby into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO! Jarrett gets his guitar! Fans are torn, but Lethal drags Darby up. Jarrett aims, swings, but Darby moves! Jarrett stops from hitting Lethal, and then Darby shoves Lethal into Jarrett! Darby hops on to THROWBACK STUNNER! Fans fire up with Darby and he hurries to the corner. Darby climbs up, but Jarrett is up! SMASH HIT!! Fans lose their minds as Jarrett smacks Darby outta the air with that guitar shot!
Lethal crawls, but Darby kips up!? Darby fires up like Sting! He starts throwing backhands like Sting! Darby runs, ducks the double clotheslines, and springboards to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Jarrett & Lethal go down, but Sonjay gets back on the apron! Sting storms up to DECK Sonjay! But Satnam gets back in the ring! He runs at Sting but Sting dodges! Sting kicks the leg, dragon sleepers, but Satnam fights off the Scorpion Death Drop! Darby hurries up top! SCORPION COFFIN DEATH DROP!! Fans are thunderous, and Darby DIVES into Jarrett! Lethal drag Sting up, whips him, but Sting reverses. Lethal ducks, handsprings, into the SCORPION DEATH DROP!
Darby is back up top! COFFIN DROP for Lethal! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
The Relentless Icons get another huge win! Will anything ever stop these two from putting on a show?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Jamie Hayter!
Two former friends torn apart by ambition clash in a battle for supremacy! Will the Lightning From Down Under strike down the bully Hayter has become? Or will Hayter’s hate bring an end to #ToniTime?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and interim or not, we see who is the top champion in the AEW Women’s Division!
The bell rings and Hayter’s got a lot of fans on her side. Storm shrugs that off as she and Hayter approach. They tie up, go around, break, and reset. They tie up again, go around more, and end up in a corner. Then they go out and around again, and Storm headlocks. Fans duel as Hayter fights through to get the headlock herself. Storm fights up, brings Hayter to a knee and pops out the back. Storm has the arm, hammerlocks it, but Hayter reaches back and squats to reach out for ropes. Storm stands back up to keep Hayter away, but Hayter switches and headlocks for the takeover! Hayter grinds Storm down while fans fire up.
Storm keeps her shoulders off the mat, and she headscissors. Hayter powers out while still holding the headlock. Storm fights up again, fans duel, and Storm switches the headlock back on Hayter. Hayter powers up to power out, but Storm runs her over. Things speed up, Storm stops the back drop to reel Hayter in! Hayter powers out to avoid any bombs, and she CLUBS Storm! Hayter wristlocks and ripcords, but Storm ducks the Hate Maker in time! Fans cheer as the two stand off! The two cool off and approach. Hayter flexes, but Storm says kiss this! Hayter kicks low, whips Storm to ropes, but Storm SHOTGUNS Hayter out of the ring!
Storm keeps moving, she HIP ATTACKS Hayter to the floor! Fans fire up as Storm goes out to fetch Hayter. Storm bumps Hayter off the apron, whips her into the railing, and fans rally up. The ref wants this back in the ring, but Storm CLUBS Hayter down. Storm stomps Hayter against railing, then CLUBS her on the back. Storm smacks Hayter off the apron, refreshes the ring count, then stalks Hayter around the way. Hayter throws body shots, then she runs with Storm to THROW her into railing! Fans fire up more and Hayter leaves Storm behind. Hayter goes into the ring, but just long enough to refresh the count.
Hayter drags Storm up, scoops, but Storm slips off to POST Hayter! Hater falls over but Storm drags her up to POST again! Fans duel, Storm storms up to Hater and puts her against a post. Storm CHOPS Hayter, CHOPS again, then CHOPS just POST! Storm clutches her hand but Hayter RAMS her into railing! And RAMS her into more railing! And again and again! Hayter refreshes the count again, but Storm manages to get herself in the ring. Hayter adjusts her ponytail and fans fire up. Hayter hauls Storm up, SNAP JACKHAMMERS, and covers, ONE!! Storm hangs tough but Hayter hauls her up, SNAP HAMMER again! Cover, TWO!
Hayter is annoyed as Storm crawls away to a corner. Hayter storms over and digs her boots in! Hayter stands on Storm and fans fire up. The ref counts, Hayter digs into Storm’s face, then lets off. Hayter pretends she can’t hear the ref, and she goes back to Storm. Storm CHOPS! Hayter CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS in return! Hayter drags Storm up, whips her to ropes, then runs her over! Hayter kneels for the cover, TWO! Hayter shakes her head, pie faces Storm around, then dribbles her off the mat. Hayter watches Storm go to ropes, and then she CHOKES her! The ref counts, Hayter scuffs Storm as she lets off.
Hayter snapmares Storm, wraps on a chinlock, and she squeezes tight. Fans rally as Storm endures and Hayter leans on the hold. Storm fights up, throws elbows, but Hayter throws Storm by her hair! The ref reprimands, but Hayter messes with the ref’s hair! The ref warns Hayter, you don’t disrespect the referee! Hayter “apologizes” then stands on Storm. Hayter shakes the ref’s hand but Storm pushes Hayter away. Hayter CLUBS Storm, Storm throws hands, so Hayter CLUBS her more! Storm gets up, the forearms start flying back and forth! Hayter gets the edge, whips, but Storm reverses. Hayter ducks but runs into a THESZ PRESS!
Storm rains down fast hands but Hayter pushes her away. Hayter flounders to a corner but Storm goes to the opposite. Storm again says kiss this, and she runs in for SWEET CHEEKS MUSIC! Storm then pushes Hayter out and climbs up the corner! CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Storm is frustrated but she hauls Hayter up. Hayter wrenches out to fireman’s carry, but Storm slips free. Hayter runs in but into a spin and TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Hayter hangs tough but Storm watches her closely. Fans rally up and Storm sees Hayter get to ropes. Storm whips but Hayter blocks! Storm kicks low, whips, but Hayter reverses to forearm!
Storm forearms, Hayter forearms, repeat! Hayter gets the edge, throwing shot after shot! Storm HEADBUTTS Hayter down! Storm falls on the cover, TWO!! Both women are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, both women stir at 3 of 10, and then Rebel appears! She sneaks to the ring as Storm and Hayter start throwing forearms. They stand, keep throwing shots, and then Hayter BOOTS! Storm SLAPS Hayter, Hayter BOOTS Storm! Storm SLAPS but Hayter fires off a flurry of forearms! Storm’s nose is bleeding, but she still follows Hayter to ROCK her at the ropes! Storm runs but Hayter follows to ELBOW!
Hayter runs, Storm follows, to FOREARM! Storm pie faces, runs, but Hayter KNEES low! Hayter HAMMERS Storm down, fans fire up, but the ref reprimands and counts. Hayter lets off at 4 and argues with the ref, Rebel BELT SHOTS Storm!! Hayter fireman’s carries for an USHIGOROSHI, to a SLIDING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Storm survives and Rebel is furious! But she’s still holding the evidence! The ref sees that and Rebel panics. Rebel hops down, but the ref EJECTS her! Hayter can’t believe Rebel screwed up like that. But she still drags Storm up to ripcord and- NO, Storm ducks the Hate Maker to steal the HATE MAKER!! Cover, TWO!!
Hayter survives and Storm is furious! Storm drags Hayter around by her legs but Hayter scrambles away to the ROPEBREAK! Storm lets off to run, but Hayter moves! Storm tumbles out to the floor! Hayter distracts the ref again, CURB STOMP onto the belt from Britt!! The Doctor gets away with a drive-by and she puts Storm in!! Hayter hauls Storm up, to steal STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO!??!? Storm survives a second screw job and no one can believe it! Britt coaches Hayter and she fires up! Fans fire up with her and she drags Storm back up! Ripcord, HATE- NO, Storm gets around to SNAP GERMAN! And then STORM ZERO!!! Cover, TWO!?!??
Storm can’t believe it but Hayter survives! Storm gets the legs, ties them up, but Britt is on the apron! Storm DECKS Britt! But Hayter hits Storm with an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO!!!?! Storm survives again and Hayter is at a loss for words! But “This is Awesome!” as Storm flounders to a corner. Hayter grits her teeth, fans fire up and she runs in, BIG lariat in the corner! Hayter fires off elbow after elbow, and Britt is untying a buckle in the corner!? Hayter whips but Storm reverses, and Hayter runs into Britt! Britt takes a tumble, Storm reels Hayter in! Storm ripcords, but Hayter gets around and rams Storm into the bare buckle!
Storm staggers into the HATE MAKER!!! Cover, HAYTER WINS!!!
Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall (NEW Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
It took all the tricks in the book, but in the end, the Hayter still wins! Will AEW all be drinking the #Hayterade from now on?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS Swerve In Our Glory!
But of course, Caster has a diss track on deck! “Acclaimed on the mic, this is our day! Gonna drop you both like Adidas dropped Kanye! Sneaky Swerve is so bitter, we all know your team’s gonna die like Twitter! Y’all need to find a job. How we gonna fight the Black Jay & Silent Bob? You’re not the top team in the country. We gotta fact check y’all like a Trump speech!” Wait, there’s more! Does Jersey want more? “YEAH~!” Okay, then y’all need to stop and think. “Swerve looks like Randall from Monsters Inc! The fans want a different option, but Swerve keeps cheatin’ like Tristan Thompson! And Keith turns a blind eye. By the way, I loved in in The Blindside. We’re killing the game. It’s Full Gear, and everybody loves The Acclaimed.”
Bowens gets the mic to say, “NEWARK, NEW JERSEEEEY~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” But no scissoring with Daddy Ass, will The Acclaimed leave still champions?
The bell rings, the teams stare down, and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Swerve says scissor this, but the ref tells everyone this needs to be 1v1 right now. But a brawl breaks out instead! Keith throws hands with Bowens while Caster is after Swerve! Keith shoves Bowens down but Bowens comes back with a ROLLING ELBOW! Caster hammers away on Swerve in the corner, then he stomps a mudhole in. Bowens spins again, but Keith swats this rolling elbow away! Keith then reels Bowens in to POP-UP, but Caster helps Bowens RANA Keith away! The Acclaimed then DOUBLE LARIAT Keith outta the ring!
Keith hits hard off the apron and he staggers away. Swerve rushes in but Caster dodges and hurdles to arm-drag! And DROPKICK! Caster scoops Swerve to SLAM him! Caster gets the fans fired up for Bowens and he tags Bowens in. Bowens goes up top and Caster holds Swerve’s legs open, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Swerve flounders away but Bowens stalks up behind him. Bowens CHOPS Swerve, stomps him in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” then they chant, “We Want Daddy!” Bowens storms up on Swerve but Swerve throws a body shot. Bowens knees low and he CLUBS away!
Bowens swings but Swerve dodges! Swerve hammerlocks Bowens’ bad arm, then whips Bowens into the corner! Bowens hits buckles hard, and Swerve DROPKICKS Bowens down! Tag to Keith and Keith drags Bowens up. Keith hammerlocks and scoops to SLAM Bowens on his bad arm! Swerve BOOTS Caster for good measure, but then Keith disapproves of Swerve going out after Caster. Swerve RAMS Caster into railing, then drags him up to RAM into more railing! Caster is down in a heap and fans boo. Swerve tells people to move as he undoes the railings. Swerve then goes to the tech area and finds some spare barricades!
Swerve brings that section of barricade to ringside and sets it against the apron like a ramp. Keith says to stop that, but Bowens SUPERKICKS Keith! And KICKS, CHOPS and CHOPS! Keith snarls, Bowens CHOPS, but Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Bowens down! Keith hauls Bowens up, and whips him into the ropes, bad arm first! Swerve drags Bowens out to CLUB away on him! Swerve then reels Bowens in, but Bowens blocks the suplex! Bowens snap suplexes Swerve to the floor! Both men writhe and fans fire up! A ring count starts on Bowens while he writhes and clutches his bad arm.
Bowens sits up at 3 of 10, fans rally up, and Bowens crawls to the ring at 6. Bowens drags himself up and in at 7 while Keith tells Swerve that’s what happens when he bends the rules. Keith turns around and Bowens throws body shots! But Keith KNEES Bowens, then knuckle locks for a BIG Straight Arm Lever! Bowens endures as gravity affects his bad shoulder, and then Keith drops him to run him over! Keith SLAMS the bad arm, then SPLASHES it! Keith keeps Bowens from getting away and covers, TWO! Keith drags Bowens up while fans rally. Bowens throws more body shots, and then he JABS! And JABS! Keith HEADBUTTS Bowens down!
Keith hauls Bowens up, wrenches, but fans rally up. Bowens throws more body shots but Keith CLUBS away on the bad arm. Keith keeps Bowens from Caster, bumps him off buckles, and he tags Swerve. Swerve ROCKS Bowens, snapmares, then hooks up the bad arm. Swerve traps Bowens’ arm by putting the hand down the tights! Swerve then runs to basement BOOT Bowens down! Bowens clutches the arm but Swerve tags Keith back in. Keith & Swerve drag Bowens up, Electric Chair Lift but Caster CLOBBERS Swerve! Bowens throws hands, CHOPS Keith, then POISON-RANAS!! Keith sits up in a daze, but he flops back over!
Fans are thunderous as Bowens and Keith crawl for their corners, hot tags to Swerve and Caster! Caster rallies on Swerve, ROCKS Keith, then back drops Swerve! Caster clotheslines Swerve out of the ring, then he CHOPS and SUPERKICKS Keith! Caster PLANCHAS to wipe out Swerve! Fans fire up and Caster hurries in after Keith. But Caster can’t fireman’s carry Keith, and Keith CLUBS Caster in the ribs! And again! Keith whips Caster to a corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Caster goes up, leaps, and FLYING RANAS! Keith staggers to a corner, Caster runs in, but Keith puts him on the top rope! Keith throws a body shot, then a GRIZZLY MAGNUM!
Caster winces from the stinging in his chest, and Keith adjusts. Keith ROCKS Caster, climbs up the corner, but Caster throws body shots from all sides! Caster shoves Keith down! Caster adjusts and leaps, FLYING FAMOUSER! Shoutout to Daddy Ass! But Swerve runs in, only to get a DEATH VALLEY BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tag to Bowens and Bowens runs to SHINING WIZARD Swerve into a wheelbarrow from Caster! The Acclaimed coordinate, WHEELBARROW CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this and Bowens is frustrated. Bowens pounds the mat and fans rally up as Swerve crawls to ropes.
Bowens has Swerve in the clinch, but the bad arm won’t let him lift! Swerve RAMS Bowens into Caster! And then the roll-up, TWO! Bowens and Swerve go to ropes, Swerve runs in but is put on the apron. Bowens runs and SHOTGUNS Swerve, but Keith keeps him from falling on the railing ramp! Keith pushes Swerve to safety, but Bowens GAMANGIRIS Keith! Caster goes up top, he CROSSBODIES Keith onto the railing!! The railing BENDS from the impact!! Fans lose their minds as the ref checks Keith and Caster! Bowens KICKS Swerve in the ropes, brings him out, DRAPING SIDEWINDER! Cover, TWO!!!
Swerve survives but it’s just him and Bowens while Caster clutches a leg and Keith is just down in the wreckage. Bowens runs to leap frog, but Swerve ducks it! Roll up, roll through, COMPLETE SHOT! Bowens is dazed and Swerve is seething. “Whose house?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO!?!? Swerve is furious that Bowens survives! Swerve aims from the corner as Bowens sits back up. Swerve wants Bowens to see him this time, HOUSE CALL!! And then ANOTHER HOUSE CALL!!! Fans boo Swerve, but Bowens rises up again!? Bowens shouts at Swerve that he can’t stop him!
Swerve drags Bowens up with a fishhook, and then he wants the cameras to see this one. POINT-BLANK HOUSE CALL!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Swerve can’t believe Bowens survives a fourth shot! But Swerve drags Bowens to a drop zone, goes up top, but Bowens crawls over to the corner! Swerve CLUBS and BOOTS Bowens away, adjusts, and KILL- NO, Bowens avoids the stomps, to clinch and hit the ARRIVAL!! Tag to Caster and he’s up top! MIC DROP!!! Cover, Keith breaks it in time!! Caster is furious and he stomps Keith out of the ring. Caster calls to Bowens, they get Swerve up, and they coordinate, but the bad arm holds back Magic Killer!
Swerve KICKS Bowens away and suplexes Caster for a BRAINBUSTER!! Swerve crawls, he tags in Keith! Keith runs in to CLOBBER Caster! And again! Caster goes to a corner, Keith SPLASHES! Keith TOSSES Caster across the way! Bowens stands, Keith runs in to POUNCE him!! Fans boo as Keith hoists Caster up and Swerve goes up top! FALL FROM GLORY!!!! Cover, TWO!??!?! HOW?!?! No one can believe it but the fans are loving it!! Keith and Swerve try again, tag to Swerve. Pop-up, but Caster fights the bomb! He manages to tag Bowens! But Keith kicks Bowens, and SWINGS Cater into him! And then BOMBS Caster onto Bowens!
The Acclaimed both flop out of the ring, Swerve hurries over to TOSS Caster into the timekeeper’s area! Swerve grabs PLIERS!? He grabs Caster, too! Swerve drags Caster by his hand, but HERE COMES DADDY!! Billy won’t let Swerve break anymore fingers! But Swerve BOOTS Billy! The refs keep Billy away but fans are thunderous! Swerve hurries to bring Bowens up and into the ring. Swerve wants Keith to use the pliers!? Fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Keith throws the pliers away! Fans fire up as Keith takes a stand against Swerve! Swerve SLAPS Keith! Keith glares at Swerve as Swerve tells him this is about winning the belts!
As furious as he is at Swerve, Keith drags Bowens up instead. Keith pats Bowens on the back, and leaves the ring!! Swerve can’t believe Keith is giving up on the team, but Bowens rolls Swerve up! TWO!!! Bowens ELBOWS, JABS, CHOPS and SUPERKICKS! Bowens fires up, but swings into a wheelbarrow! But Bowens victory rolls it! TWO, tag to Caster! O’Conner Roll but it doesn’t count now! MISSILE DROPKICK! Caster shouts to Bowens and tags him back in! The Acclaimed get Swerve up, Bowens powers through the pain to stay up, and the Acclaimed an INVERTED POWERBOMB!! Cover, The Acclaimed wins!!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Keith did the right thing and left Swerve to face the consequences of his actions! Caster & Bowens continue on as champions, will we always have #AcclaimedEveryWednesday?
BREAKING NEWS for the Trios Championships!
After the controversial way Death Triangle retained the titles, Tony Khan has made a HUGE decision! It will now be a BEST OF SEVEN SERIES between Death Triangle & The Elite!! Tonight was just match number one, and match number two happens this Wednesday on the Thanksgiving Eve edition of Dynamite! Who will come out of this incredible series as THE TRUE AEW World Trios Champions?
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley w/ William Regal VS MJF!
We saw this feud once before, back in 2020 and the pandemic empty arena era. But both men have changed quite a bit since then, and now the Maniac isn’t just facing the Salt of the Earth, he’s facing the Devil of AEW! Will Moxley prove Maxwell is NOT better than him? Or will MJF shock the world by doing this all on his own?
The introductions are made, and fans are already chanting, “NEW CHAMP! NEW CHAMP!” Well, Jersey does have its share of devils… Moxley and MJF flip each other off, the belt is raised, and we will see who is truly the best in the world today!
The bell rings and the two men step to each other. Moxley ROCKS MJF right away! MJF smirks and fans rally up. MJF comes back to get in Moxley’s face, and Moxley puts his hands back, daring him to respond. MJF SLAPS Moxley! MJF asks what Mox is gonna do about it, so Mox ROCKS him again! Then CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Moxley grinds MJF’s face on the ropes! Moxley CHOPS again, then BITES MJF’s forehead! The ref reprimands, Moxley DIGS his chin and scruffy beard into the forehead, but Moxley lets off as the ref counts. MJF kicks low and headlocks back. Moxley powers out but MJF ducks ‘n’ dodges, then fakes Moxley out to strut!
Fans fire up and MJF tells Moxley to kiss this. Moxley runs in, but MJF dumps him out! MJF builds speed, but then he keeps running back and forth, to then raise his hands. Fans cheer and MJF soaks it up, but Moxley gets in to CHOKE MJF into the corner! Moxley climbs up, BITES MJF again, then lets off at 4. Moxley flips off the fans, and he soaks up the boos that come back at him. But he turns around and MJF YANKS Moxley into buckles! MJF stomps a mudhole in and the ref counts again. MJF stops at 4 and “apologizes” to the ref. But then Moxley CLOBBERS him! Moxley lounges but fans tell him off.
Moxley stalks MJF to ropes, gives him crossface forearms from all sides, all the way until the ref counts 4. Moxley then kicks the rope to jam MJF’s face! MJF sputters, Moxley drags him up and X-PLEXES! MJF writhes but Moxley pushes him over to cover, ONE!! Moxley clamps onto the leg! Moxley pulls MJF’s hair and clamps on the STF! MJF endures, reaches out, but then he BITES Moxley’s hand! The ref counts, Moxley CLUBS MJF, and MJF lets off the hand. But then MFJ CHOPS and forearms and forearm sand forearms! But Moxley RAMS MJF into the corner, DECKS him, then CHOPS him while he’s sitting down!
Moxley drags MJF up, reels him in again, and hits a FALCON ARROW, into an ARMBAR! MJF clasps hands, rolls it to a cover, TWO! Moxley keeps on the arm, he bends the fingers, and he uses his foot to break the grip! MJF flails to the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets off and MJF goes to a corner. Moxley paces while fans boo, and Moxley runs in to clothesline in the corner! MJF flops down and fans boo more, but Moxley looms over MJF. MJF flips Moxley off, so Moxley bends the finger! Moxley stands MJF up to clothesline in the corner! MJF bails out, Moxley goes out the side, and Moxley grabs the belt. Moxley holds it up to rub it in the fans’ faces.
The ref reprimands Mox and confiscates the belt, but MJF SPITS MIST into Moxley’s eyes! Was it just water or something worse?! Either way, MJF fires off haymakers! Moxley hits back and he whips MJF into steel steps! Fans boo as Moxley paces around. Moxley gets in the ring and says it’s done. The ring count starts and Moxley lets it climb. MJF sits up at 5 of 10, crawls over to the ring, and slides in at 6. Moxley watches MJF slowly rise, and he fires off forearms in the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner hard, but MJF comes back to LARIAT! Both men are down and fans fire up again!
The standing count starts, Moxley and MJF slowly sit up, and Moxley stands at 4 of 10. MJF snarls and pounds the mat and fans rally. MJF stands at 5, both men storm up to each other, and MJF hits an atomic drop! Moxley swings but MJF ducks to CLAW Moxley’s back! Moxley winds up but MJF stomps Moxley’s foot! MJF JABS, JABS, JABS, over and over and over, then he DECKS Moxley! Fans fire up but Moxley staggers up. MJF bumps Moxley off buckles again and again and again, then puts some stank on the TENTH! Fans fire up with MJF as he goes to the far corner. MJF runs back in, but Moxley dodges!
Moxley kicks low but MJF fights the underhooks! MJF wrenches and WRINGS Moxley into buckles! Cover, TWO! MJF snarls and shouts and fans fire up again. MJF goes out and goes to the timekeeper’s area, and he grabs the belt. MJF gives it a kiss, sets it aside, and he brings the timekeeper’s table to ringside! MJF pounds the table and fans rally up again. MJF goes into the ring, but Moxley springs up to hit a CUTTER! Fans boo as Moxley swaggers around. Moxley drags MJF by double wristlocks, for DRAGON STOMPS! Fans boo more but Moxley says, “You want some more?” MJF kicks back from below but Moxley just stomps away even more!
MJF flounders away while Moxley takes a bow. Fans boo more but Moxley goes to MJF on the apron. Moxley aims finger guns at MJF, drags him up, and the table is nearby. MJF is dead weight but Moxley forces him to stand up. Moxley reels MJF in, but MJF fights free of the piledriver to throat chop! MJF scoops Moxley, for an APRON TOMBSTONE!! But MJF clutches his knee! MJF curses at the pain in his leg, but he crawls to cover, TWO!!! Moxley survives, but MJF says a bad knee won’t stop him! “This is MY time!” MJF fights through the pain and fans are thunderous for him as he goes back to the apron.
MJF hauls Moxley back up, but Moxley fights the lift. Moxley kicks the bad leg, reels MJF in, and he PILEDRIVERS through the table!!! Fans lose their minds as both men wipe out to the floor! The ref checks on both men while they’re down in the wreckage. Moxley sits up, drags himself into the ring, and the ring count begins. MJF is still down in the debris at 4 of 10. MJF stirs, crawls at 6, Moxley says this is it! MJF grabs at the apron at 8, and springs to life at 9.99!! MJF storms up on Moxley, into a PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, TWO!!! But Moxley has the bad leg to KICK away on it!
Fans boo as Moxley steps through, to FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!! MJF endures, his shoulders are down, TWO as MJF sits back up! Moxley twists the foot, pushes up to put more torque on the leg, and MJF’s shoulders are down again! TWO!! MJF tells the ref to shut up and stop asking! MJF works to turn things over, but Moxley fights it off! Fans rally and MJF pushes through, but Moxley puts it back down! MJF beats his chest to get his heart pumping, and he TURNS IT OVER!! Now Moxley endures, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! The hold is undone and Moxley goes to the apron. MJF manages to stand and he hobbles over that way.
MJF HOTSHOTS Moxley, then reels him in for a HEATSEEKER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and MJF is fuming. MJF beats his bad leg into working as the fans rally up again. MJF drags Moxley up, puts him back through ropes, but Moxley shoves him away! MJF lands on the bad knee! Moxley rushes in to CHOP BLOCK!! Fans boo but Moxley gets the bad leg. Moxley puts the leg on the rope to HIP DROP the knee! MJF begs Moxley not to, but Moxley HIP DROPS it again! Moxley stomps MJF to keep him down, he ignores the fans telling him off, and he climbs up top. But MJF trips Moxley up by hitting the ropes!
Fans cheer as MJF hops up the corner. MJF drags Moxley onto his shoulder, but Moxley fights that with fishhooks! Moxley throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans boo as Moxley makes MJF a ragdoll! Moxley then turns MJF around, hooks him up, and hits a SUPER DEATH RIDER!!!! Moxley crawls to the cover, ROPEBREAK!!!! MJF survives by a fingertip! Moxley grabs that arm, but MJF grabs the ropes with his other arm! Moxley lets off MJF reluctantly, and fans chant, “NEW CHAMP! NEW CHAMP!” Moxley gets up and dares MJF to stand. MJF doesn’t move so Moxley says, “C’mon, bitch.”
Moxley drags MJF but MJF is dead weight. Moxley shoves MJF down and tells off the fans. MJF crawls, Moxley drags him up, and Moxley eggs MJF on. Mox wants MJF to give him his best shot, so MJF SPITS at him! Moxley SLAPS MJF down! MJF is dazed and Moxley storms around. Moxley stands MJF up, and MJF throws a forearm! Moxley says that’s more like it, and he throws a forearm back! MJF forearms, Moxley forearms, repeat! They go faster and faster, but then Moxley kicks the bad leg! Moxley fires off forearm after forearm, then runs, but MJF yanks the ref in the way! Moxley and the ref collide and fall down!
Fans fire up as MJF smirks! MJF reaches down his tights, and he has the Dynamite Diamond Ring! But MJF did say he wasn’t going to use it. Was that a lie? Wait, Regal storms down to ringside! Regal tells MJF to not even think about it! Put the ring down or Regal will get in! MJF throws the ring down! And he flips Regal off! Fans cheer, but MJF walks into Moxley’s SLEEPER!! MJF runs up the corner to push this back! Cover, the spare ref counts it, TWO!! Moxley shoots around, SLEEPER!! But MJF RAMS Moxley into the spare ref!! Two refs down!! Regal can’t believe this, but he tells Moxley to get up.
MJF kicks Moxley in the leg, but Moxley shoots around! SLEEPER! And then takedown into the BULLY CHOKE! MJF is tapping, but there’s no ref to count it!! Regal shouts at Moxley to get one of the refs! Bryce is coming to, Moxley hurries that way, but Regal slides the brass knuckles to MJF?!?! WHAT?!? Fans are thunderous as MJF has the knuckles on! BRASS KNUCKLE SHOT to Moxley!!! MJF hides the knuckle dusters down his trunks, and the ref has no idea what happened!! MJF crawls to a cover, MJF WINS!!!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
Well, to play Devil’s Advocate, MJF promised he wasn’t going to use his diamond ring. Instead, he uses the Gentleman Villain’s trademark brass knuckles!! And now, MJF has #PrettyPlatinum all to himself! And Jersey embraces it, because they’re all “Devil Worshippers!” Just as a fan sign says, the MJF Era begins tonight! What will this mean for AEW from here on out?
What an awesome Full Gear! It still has the usual AEW PPV con of just being so stuffed full, but the usual AEW PPV pro shines through: this was all great stuff. The Zero Hour was great, from Best Friends giving us Danhausen’s dark side to Eddie Kingston coming out on top in his dream match with Jun Akiyama. And of course, Starks wins against Brian Cage to then go on to the finals. The Steel Cage made a great opener, especially with AEW’s rule of escape not being a win. That makes it a hybrid of cage and Hell in a Cell, and what a great win for Jungle Boy. The only thing left would be him taking Christian Cage on, but given Christian’s arm is still in a sling, we may have to wait a long time for that. Maybe JB gets in on a singles title in the meantime.
The Trios Championship match was awesome, and was a great return for The Elite. But what a great surprise that Death Triangle sticks together by going more Heel with that sneaky hammer shot. The Best of Seven was a wild decision, too, but who would say no to six more matches as good as this one? Well, I probably would’ve gone with Best of Five, but this does help push things towards the New Year. And then whoever comes out as THE Trios Champions, they can get going on a great title feud towards Revolution in 2023. As it stands, I think The Elite win out in the end, or else why both with even a Best of Three?
Great TBS Championship match, and great Cheetara cosplay from Jade. Jade winning makes sense, too, she’s definitely getting to 50-0 before ever losing. The ROH World title Fatal 4 went as expected, where we saw Bryan and Claudio throw down despite being teammates, and getting to see Sammy have it out with Jericho, all for Jericho to win in the end. Jericho’s promo after makes it seem he’s okay with Sammy, but I can’t wait to see Sammy’s response. Also, awesome that we’re getting Jericho VS Ishii and Hager VS Cassidy on Wednesday for some big singles title matches. I would think the champions each retain, as both are on great runs.
Saraya winning was expected, but she did Britt a favor by hitting her with multiple finishers to make a point of Britt’s toughness. Britt and Rebel both helping Hayter out was also expected, but I did not think Hayter would win in the end. That is great for Hayter, but it makes me wonder where things are going with the “Interim” title then. Will they just drop the “Interim,” claiming Rosa’s recovery time is longer than expected? Another surprising win was Samoa Joe coming out the Double TV Champion after all. Now, Joe used opportunistic methods, but a win is a win. Maybe Wardlow goes for a rematch at ROH Final Battle, Winner Takes All?
Great stuff out of the No Holds Barred tag, which of course allowed Sonjay and Satnam to get involved. It didn’t change anything, Sting & Darby still win. I thought there was gonna be something here to push the feud along, but maybe we see that on Wednesday. Great tag title match, too, I think the best of all three because of the added story elements of Billy wanting after Swerve and Swerve wanting Keith to go Heel. Keith does not go Heel, the team is done, and now we’ll get Keith VS Swerve while The Acclaimed move on to any number of teams on the road to the New Year. FTR still has to settle up with Austin & Colten, so maybe after Final Battle, we build to New Years Smash, FTR VS Acclaimed.
And of course, what awesome stuff for the world title in the main event. Everyone was feeling it, everyone was wanting it, and this is one case where predictable is not boring. I loved seeing Regal slide that brass knuckle to MJF! MJF is like an Anti-Face because of how beloved he is despite doing Heel things. In a way, that makes him like this generation’s Eddie Guerrero, because we all loved Eddie being honest about how he’d lie, cheat and steal. MJF’s era as world champion is going to be really interesting, especially if Ethan Page wins the World Title Eliminator Tournament. It just makes sense in story for MJF to feud with The Firm, that would be another case where predictable isn’t boring.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/1/23)
Dynamite is No Holds Barred!
Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?
Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?
- Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
- The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
- Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!
The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?
Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!
They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!
The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.
Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!
Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!
Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!
Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!
Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!
Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!
Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.
Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!
Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?
Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.
Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?
AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!
Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.
Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?
The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!
The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”
Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?
The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”
“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!
Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”
The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?
Backstage interview with Jack Perry.
Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?
Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!
Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?
The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.
Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!
Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!
Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!
Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!
Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall
Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”
Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.
And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?
The Elite speak.
Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.
“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.
So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!
Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?
Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!
In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?
The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!
Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.
Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!
Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.
Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!
Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!
Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!
Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!
Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall
Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!
Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?
Mogul Affiliates speak.
Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”
Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?
BREAKING NEWS for next week!
February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…
Backstage interview with LFI.
Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!
MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.
MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!
Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?
The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.
Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!
Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!
Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!
Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?
Backstage interview with Britt Baker.
Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.
Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?
AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!
The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?
The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!
Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.
Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.
Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!
Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.
Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!
Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”
Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!
Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!
Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?
This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.
Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.
Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.
We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.
It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.
The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.
And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)
Orlando stays Dark!
Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!
As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
- Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
- Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
- Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
- Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
- The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
- Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.
A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.
And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.
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