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

Orange Cassidy is on a Rampage!



Rampage Coverage 2022

The Freshly Squeezed fighting champion keeps on fighting!

The All-Atlantic Champion continues to defend against whoever, wherever, whenever! But will Big Shotty turn Orange Cassidy into pulp?


  • AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Dante Martin VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana; Cage wins and advances.
  • AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Rush w/ Jose VS Bandido; Bandido wins and advances.
  • “AEW TBS Championship” Open Challenge: Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero & Marina Shafir VS Kayla Sparks; Nyla wins and “retains” the title.
  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends & Danhausen VS Lee Johnson w/ The Factory; Cassidy wins and retains the title.


Christian Cage & Luchasaurus are here!

Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are in Boston to respond to the challenge put forth by “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry! They go to the ring and Christian gets the mic to say, “So ‘Jungle Boy’ Jack Perry has a challenge for me, but ‘Jungle Boy’ Jack Perry only makes his challenges face to face. Well, Jack, we’re standing right here, waiting to hear what it is that you have to say.” And so, Jungle Boy makes his entrance! Boston sings along with Jungle Life as JB makes his way to the ring. Christian and Luchasaurus give JB room to enter the ring, and Christian says Jack must be from Boston. “It’s obvious you’re not very smart, and you think you’re a tough guy.”

Fans boo as Christian says JB is throwing around challenges, but here’s one for JB: become a challenge! In case anyone forgot, Christian squashed JB in less than ten seconds at All Out, and then Luchasaurus pinned JB in Christian’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Fans boo because they know how those losses went down. But Christian says he and Luchasaurus were done with JB, and they want titles. And the first chance Luchasaurus had, which he was dominating by the way, JB sticks his nose in and cost Luchasaurus that match.

JB says, “So you are out here right now to bitch and to whine and to complain because I cost you one match? Is that right? One match. When the two of you cost me everything! My friendships, two of the most important matches of my entire life. You (Luchasaurus) wasted three years of my life that I will never get back! And every single time that I have had a chance to fight back and to get some revenge, the two of you have found a way to stack all of the odds against me, and it’s worked every single time. So y’know what? I’m gonna go ahead and take that power away from you. And I’m going to stack all of the odds against myself.

“Because at Full Gear, I want you (Luchasaurus) one more time, inside of a Steel Cage!” Fans like the sound of that! Christian wants them to hang out. They cost JB everything? Well just maybe, JB has finally realized he’s not as good as people said he was. Maybe JB realized his success was because of Christian! Maybe JB realized he isn’t a Pillar of AEW after all! The real pillar is to Christian’s left, the Right Hand of Destruction, Luchasaurus! “It’s obvious to me, Jack, that you’re not gonna go away no matter how many times I put you down. So we’re gonna have to put you down for good! So guess what? We accept your challenge!

“Just do me a favor: make sure your mom is cozied up at ringside like she usually is at all the PPVs. But make sure this time she realizes once and for all that thankfully, you have your father’s Hollywood good looks. Because just like your father, you’re all looks!” JB CHOKES CHRISTIAN! But Luchasaurus DECKS JB with an uppercut! JB’s shoe flies off from that! Luchasaurus CLUBS JB down while fans boo, but Luchasaurus then rips JB’s shirt off to CLUB him harder. Christian slides a chair into the ring, sits it up, and Luchasaurus brings JB over, CHOKE SLAM onto the chair!! JB writhes while that chair’s seat is bent!

Fans boo but Christian and Luchasaurus stand over JB. Will Jungle Boy Jack survive stepping into the steel jungle with the wrestling dinosaur?


Backstage interview with Death Triangle.

Lexi Nair is with Alex Abrahantes and the AEW World Trios Champions. Rey Fenix almost became Double Champion, but failed to take the AEW All-Atlantic title. What’s next for him? Before Fenix can answer, Pac speaks up. “I tried to tell you this before, but you didn’t listen to me. There’s a reason for all of this, gentlemen. And there’s a reason you’re not All-Atlantic Champion, Rey. And there’s a reason, Penta, there’s a reason you’re not the world heavyweight champion. There’s even a reason why your ‘best friend,’ Eddie Kingston, isn’t in the Eliminator Tournament anymore.

“We have to be smart, boys. And we have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way. We’re on the top of the mountain now, and we’ve got a huge target on our backs.” And they must defend their Trios titles “by any means necessary.” He taps his belt with the ring bell hammer he still has, but the Lucha Brothers don’t say anything back. Will they end up doing things the Bastard’s way?


AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Dante Martin VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana!

Angel Dorado may be #INHUMAN, but The Embassy’s alpha male is a MACHINE! Will speed or strength win out when a chance at THE AEW World Championship is on the line?

The bell rings and Dante SHOTGUNS Cage! Dante fires off in the corner but Cage shoves him away. Dante comes back, is put on the apron, but he GAMANGIRIS in return! And GAMANGIRIS again! Dante springboards and CROSSBODIES, but into Cage’s arms! Cage uses Dante to do bicep curls, then throws Dante overhead! But Dante lands on his feet to kick away on Cage’s leg! Cage choke grips but Dante breaks free to fire off forearms! Cage swings, Dante dodges and comes back to ROCK Cage! Dante runs, ROCKS Cage again, then goes a third time. Cage follows, Dante dodges, ducks and DROPKICKS!

Cage tumbles out but he comes back, into a BOOT from Dante! Boston fires up and Dante builds speed, to DIVE, into a SUPLEX! Strength is standing tall as AEW goes picture in picture!

Dante writhes while Cage goes into the ring. Cage paces and the ring count starts. Cage flexes, smirks, and Dante is still down at 5 of 10. Dante slowly sits up while Cage does peck flexes. Dante slides in at 8 of 10 but Cage stomps away on him! Cage drags Dante up, puts him in a corner and RAMS into him! And again! Cage CHOPS Dante and Dante staggers away. Cage brings Dante around to whip to ropes, then he ELBOWS Dante down! Cage looms over Dante, drags him back up, but Dante throws body shots. Dante JAWBREAKERS as Rampage returns to single picture! Dante runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Cage POWERSLAMS Dante! Cover, TWO!

Nana is upset but the count is fair. Cage mocks Dante as fans rally up. Cage drags Dante up, bumps him off buckles, and then YANKS Dante right up into a fireman’s carry! F- DDT!! Dante turns cyclone into driver and Boston is fired up! The standing count starts, Cage is up first, but Dante ROCKS Cage with forearm after forearm! Dante fires off a flurry and fans fire up even more! Dante whips but Cage blocks! Cage whips Dante into a corner, runs in but Dante slips outside! Dante then slingshots around Cage and GAMANGIRIS! Dante goes right up to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Boston rallies as Dante goes to the apron.

Dante aims as Cage rises. But Cage stops the springboard, trips Dante, then drags him right in to deadlift suplex! Dante knees free, flips up and over, and Cage tumbles out! Dante builds speed, jumps up and FLIES! The huge crossbody takes out Cage and fans are thunderous! Dante puts Cage in, goes up top, and FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Almost five stars but not enough for a three! Cage staggers up to his feet, Dante hurries over but Cage puts him back on the apron. Cage blocks the enziguri, CLUBS Dante, then climbs up the corner. Cage talks trash on Boston, but Dante wrenches and GAMANGIRIS!

Cage falls down and Dante hurries up top! 450, but Dante has to roll through as Cage moves! DISCUS!! Full nelson, SWINGING SLAM! Cover, TWO!?! Dante survives and Boston is fired up again! Cage snarls, he drags Dante back up, and he puts one out. Canadian Rack enters the Gory Especial, and then the hook, WEAPON X!! Cover, Cage wins!

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Boston may not like the Machine, but we all have to accept that he’s moving on! Who will be betta than Cage? Nobody?!


Backstage interview with Lee Moriarty & Stokely Hathaway.

Lexi Nair says Moriarty had a huge showing against Jon Moxley, but what exactly did he learn from that defeat? Moriarty says what he learned was that his confidence is at an all time high. Because even though he didn’t beat Moxley, he proved he could hang with the very best AEW has to offer. So now it’s time for #TAIGASTYLE to get back on track and collect some gold. It doesn’t matter who got it! Stokely says, “You heard him! He wants any champion here in AEW. So if you…” Oh, the FTW Champion, Hook, steps in! Stokely has Moriarty step up. Moriarty grins at Hook, but Hook just looks him up and down before leaving. Will #TAIGASTYLE regret wanting AEW to #SendHook?


The House of Black sends a message.

With a montage of their ominous entrances, the Dark Father speaks. “I have shown too much of my human self. I allowed it to wreak havoc inside of me. Constantly fighting the battle between mercy and agony.” The funeral rituals continue as the voice says, “This is where it starts. This is where I will walk the Earth, creating misery with every step.” Now the highlights show the defeat at All Out at the hands of Miro, Darby Allin, Sting and Great Muta’s mist. “A kingdom of violence. A kingdom of pain. Until the world is covered in ash.” Brody King, Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black all rise again! Just what horrible deeds will be done to rebuild the House of Black?


AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Rush w/ Jose VS Bandido!

El Toro Blanco guaranteed Preston Vance that should he win this tournament, and then win the AEW World Championship at Winter is Coming 2022 in December, Preston Vance will be the first one to have a title shot. But will Rush’s promise come true? Or will the newest signee to the full-time roster make good on the contract?

But as Bandido makes his entrance, Rush FLIES out from the ring! Direct hit at the ramp and Rush drags Bandido up to RAM him into railing! And then RAM him into more railing! And then even more railing! Fans boo but Rush drags Bandido up to finish the lap with the fourth side of railing! Rush then drags Bandido up to CHOP! Rush brings Bandido around to CHOP again! Bandido falls over, and Rush grabs the bright green spare cable! Rush gathers up a bunch of slack to LASH Bandido! And then he CHOKES Bandido! The ref reprimands, but Jose says this isn’t a match so what’s the problem?

Rush puts Bandido in the ring and fans boo while Rush gets a drink of water and pours some on his head to cool off. Rush finally gets back in the ring, the bell rings, and Rush grins as he soaks up the heat. Bandido sits up but Rush drags him up. Fans rally for Bandido but Rush whips and clotheslines in the corner, then corner to corner to clothesline again! Rush stomps away on Bandido, runs corner to corner, and jumps just to BOOT Bandido! Fans boo more but Rush rolls back to tranquilo as AEW goes picture in picture.

Rush soaks up more heat, paces around with a big grin, and then he tells Boston to shut up. Bandido stands, only for Rush to ROCK him with a forearm! Bandido drops to a knee, Rush eggs Boston on, then goes back to Bandido. Bandido throws chops but they’re not enough. Rush CHOPS, Bandido CHOPS, it’s a CHOP fight! But Rush ROCKS Bandido! Bandido fires off forearms in return! Bandido runs but into Rush’s SHOTGUN! Rush tranquilos again, then stalks Bandido to a corner. Rush stands Bandido up, goes to the far corner, and he runs in, but into Bandido’s BOOTS! Bandido goes right up to TORNILLO! Direct hit!

Things keep moving as Bandido dodges Rush and RANAS him out of the ring! Bandido builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! Bandido sits Rush up to stomp him down. Bandido then gets in the ring, builds speed again, and FLIES! The Fosbury Flop makes contact and Bandido is all fired up as AEW goes to break!

Rampage returns and Rush is down while Bandido is up top! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives and Bandido can’t believe it! Bandido gives some Latino Heat while fans chant for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Bandido drags Rush up, gives a little more Latino Heat, and suplexes! But Rush knees free! Rush waistlocks, wags his finger, and shoves Bandido to then follow and CHOP! CHOP! SUPERKICK! Rush reels Bandido in but Bandido KNEES! Bandido runs, into a ROLLING ELBOW! Fans boo while Rush has a cocky cover, TWO! Jose argues that was three, but fans join Bandido in saying “DOS! DOS! DOS!”

Rush sighs and he drags Bandido up. Rush throws heavy body shots, whips Bandido to a corner, but Bandido puts Rush on the apron. Bandido swings but Rush blocks to SLAP Bandido! Rush goes up top, Bandido staggers, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Rush is annoyed and argues with the ref but the fans again say, “DOS! DOS! DOS!” Rush kicks Bandido around, then kicks him harder. Bandido takes it, but Rush mocks the finger guns. Rush runs, into a trophy lift! Bandido shows that crazy strength as he lifts Rush for a MILITARY PRESS SLAM! Cover, TWO! Rush survives but fans argue, “TRES! TRES! TRES!”

Bandido and Rush stand, Bandido runs in but Rush sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN! But Bandido rolls through to his feet to SNAP GERMAN Rush! Rush stands, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bandido is up and he gets around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER! But Rush is right back up! Only to run into a POP-UP FACEBUSTER! Bandido runs but into a WHEEL KICK! Both men are down and Boston is loving this! A standing count climbs, Rush and Bandido stir at about 4 of 10. Fans count in Español, “CINCO! SEIS! SIETE!” Bandido powers Rush to a corner at ocho, and then he counts to nueve, and he CHOPS at diez!

Bandido whips, Rush reverses, then Rush runs in to SPLASH! Rush reels Bandido in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Rush can’t believe it but that was “DOS! DOS! DOS!” Rush has Jose go looking and Jose brings out a chair! The ref stops that, but this allows Jose to CHOKE Bandido, and pull at his mask! But then THE DARK ORDER hurries out here! John Silver won’t let this go on any longer! He DECKS Jose! Rush is pissed but Bandido rolls him up! BANDIDO WINS!!!

Winner: Bandido, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

That was TRES! And that means Bandido is moving on to the semifinals! Will Bandido be able to get another uno-dos-tres over All Ego, Ethan Page?


Backstage interview with Claudio Castagnoli.

At least, that’s what Renee Paquette was planning on until Jake Hager walked in. Hager tells Claudio, “I’m glad I found you.” Hager offers a handshake but Claudio is hesitant. Hager says, “C’mon, forget about the last couple of weeks. C’mon. We go way back. We were a great team once, you can’t deny that. You’re an incredible wrestler, but you’re an even better sports entertainer, alright? Maybe you should think about sports entertaining again. No, no, no, no. Don’t answer now. Just think about it.” Hager also says he likes his purple bucket hat. Hager heads out, and Renee asks if Hager even knows what he’s talking about. Will the Swiss Superman not turn to the dark side so easily?


“AEW TBS Championship” Open Challenge: Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero & Marina Shafir VS ???

The reason for the quotes is because the Native Beast only holds the literal belt of the AEW TBS Championship. As THE champion, Jade Cargill, has said time and time again, Nyla is just parading around with the belt to taunt Jade. But Nyla still insists she is THE champion, so she is holding this challenge for the belt. But then, if The Spice Ranger, Kayla Sparks, does pull off an upset victory, will she go to Full Gear to face Jade Cargill?

The introductions are made, the belt is handed over to Shafir since it isn’t really on the line, and we see if Sparks exposes the farce!

The bell rings, Nyla and Sparks circle and approach, and Nyla kicks Sparks’ leg out! Nyla KNEES Sparks down, then BOOTS her a la Jade’s pump kick! Nyla continues to mock and copy Jade by using the “crossover” dribble and ELBOW in the corner! Sparks flops down and Nyla flexes. Nyla has her taste, and she reels Sparks in, but then spins Sparks around so she can chicken wing! JADED!! Cover a la Jade, too, Nyla wins!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall

The Native Beast had her fun and got her win, but here comes The Baddies! Jade, Kiera and Leila storm down to the ring, but Nyla CLOBBERS Kiera, CLOBBERS Leila, but Jade ROCKS Nyla! The brawl is on! Jade kicks then BOOTS Nyla! Jade dares Nyla to keep playing games! But Shafir gets away with the belt, and now referees and security block Jade! The belt is still with the Vicious Vixens, but will it go back to where it truly belongs after Full Gear?


Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers!

The World’s Strongest Man says that ever since attacking Danhausen and joining The Factory, Lee Johnson has had a new attitude. Does he think that new attitude will help him win the title tonight? QT Marshall says Johnson didn’t join The Factory, he came home! And after tonight, Big Shotty brings home the first of many titles in the All-Atlantic Championship. Johnson says that it’s simple: he said that tonight, Shotty starts the party, and that party starts with Orange Cassidy. Johnson knows Cassidy is a world-class competitor and not some “cosplaying dinky-ass” like Danhausen.

Danhausen of course takes offense, telling Johnson, “I’ll rip your teeth out!” Cassidy has Danhausen calm down, and he brings out a mic of his own. “It looks like there’s been enough talk.” Mark Henry stops Cassidy there. That is still not Cassidy’s line. Henry will do this. It looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will Big Shotty hit the mark and take the title? Or will he be shooting blanks against Freshly Squeezed?

AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends & Danhausen VS Lee Johnson w/ The Factory!

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Cassidy being a fighting champion continues to pay off!

The bell rings and fans rally up for “Freshly Squeezed! Freshly Squeezed!” Cassidy puts his hands up but Johnson rushes him! They tie up, go around, Cassidy shows off his technical ability as he wrenches, slips around, spins Johnson, wrenches again, and WRINGS Johnson out! Fans fire up but Johnson gets up in a huff. Cassidy puts his hands up again but Johnson rushes in again! Cassidy dodges, headlocks, but Johnson fights the takeover. Johnson powers out, things speed up, Johnson hurdles but Cassidy runs him over! Cover, ONE, but Cassidy headlocks! Cassidy grinds the hold but Johnson slips out the back.

Johnson headlocks, Cassidy powers out, things speed up, and Cassidy hurdles, only for Johnson to run him over on the return! But Cassidy kicks him away, and arm-drags him around! Then Cassidy avoids an arm-drag from Johnson! Fans cheer but Johnson is frustrated. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy unleashes “devastating” kicks on Johnson’s back! Cassidy powers up, but he sees Cole Karter get on the apron! Cassidy SHOTGUNS Karter down, then kips up! But Johnson DROPKICKS Cassidy down! Fans boo but Big Shotty says that’s what happens. Cassidy goes to a corner, Johnson runs in and clotheslines.

Johnson whips corner to corner while fans chant, “QT SUCKS! QT SUCKS!” Cassidy tumbles up and out, ducks the haymaker and bumps Johnson off buckles! And then more buckles! Johnson blocks the third time but Cassidy ducks the haymaker to bump Johnson off buckles! Fans fire up as Cassidy calls his shot. QT gets on the apron to distract, but Trent & Chuck trip him up! Karter backs QT up, but Nick Comoroto trips Cassidy up! And TOSSES Cassidy into the front row! Fans get closer to the action than they expected as AEW goes picture in picture!

Cassidy crawls around, Best Friends hurry to help him, and Danhausen CURSES Comoroto! The Freak Beast laughs that off, and QT LOW BLOWS Danhausen! QT brings Danhausen around, to PILEDRIVE Danhausen onto the steel steps!! Danhausen flops over and QT mocks the Very Nice, Very Evil Overlord. Best Friends rush back to ringside to check Danhausen now. Cassidy gets help from fans to stand up and go back to ringside. Danhausen is taken to the back by medics, Trent goes with him while Chuck stays to coach Cassidy. Cassidy gets in the ring, and Johnson is there to stomp away on him!

Johnson drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles now, then DECKS him with a right hand! The ref has QT back off, and QT plays innocent. Johnson whips Cassidy corner to corner hard! Johnson poses and flexes, then mocks the Orange Cassidy lazy thumbs up. Johnson drags Cassidy up, but Cassidy clamps onto a leg. Johnson CLUBS Cassidy, but Cassidy still holds on. Johnson CLUBS Cassidy more, suplexes, but Cassidy fights it! Cassidy suplexes but Johnson fights it. They fight for suplex control, Johnson gets Cassidy up and over! Cover, ONE!! Johnson is annoyed but he storms up and drags Cassidy up.

Cassidy pushes Johnson away and sits back down. Johnson throws hands and keeps Cassidy down. Johnson then drags Cassidy up, but again Cassidy pushes him away. Cassidy then gets around to schoolboy, TWO! Cassidy bobs ‘n’ weaves to duck the haymakers, then runs to duck ‘n’ dodge, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Rampage returns to single picture as the standing count starts. Boston is all behind “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” The count reaches 5 of 10 but Cassidy drags himself up the ropes. Then Comoroto CLOBBERS Chuckie T for no reason! Fans boo as The Factory keeps taking away Cassidy’s support!

Johnson whips Cassidy but Cassidy holds ropes. Cassidy TOSSES Johnson out onto Comoroto! QT & Karter hurry over, and Cassidy goes to the apron. SPRINGBOARD SENTON onto QT & Karter! Fans fire up as Cassidy lands out on his feet! Cassidy drags Johnson up and puts him in the ring, then he goes up top, CROSSBODY! Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirls but Johnson stops the DDT to shoot around and BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Johnson is furious and he argues the count. Cassidy slow rolls out as fans chant, “DOS! DOS! DOS!” But Comoroto scoops Cassidy off the apron!

Comoroto trophy lifts Cassidy, but Trent SPEARS Comoroto down! Trent’s back to support Cassidy, but he brawls with QT now! And Karter! The Factory mugs Trent, but Chuck FLIES from ring to ramp to take them out! And Best Friends HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges Johnson to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Johnson flounders while Cassidy kips up! Off comes the elbow pad! Cassidy slashes his throat, runs in, but Johnson gets around! Schoolboy with feet on the ropes! TWO!! The ref questions what was going on there, Cassidy ducks a punch but not the BACK ELBOW!

Johnson SUPERKICKS, runs, dodges the Orange Punch, and SUPERKICKS again! Johnson reels Cassidy in, gets him up, but Cassidy slips out of the bomb to Alabama Lift! BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!

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

The Factory couldn’t take this belt from Cassidy, but Karter rushes in to attack! But Cassidy dodges, to ORANGE PUNCH! Boston fires up as Best Friends join Cassidy in the ring, Trent even standing on Karter. The Best Friends and Cassidy HUG! Again, you GOT to give the people what they want! QT is upset, but he can’t do anything 3v1. Karter wobbles up, and he ends up in an even BIGGER HUG! Got to give…? Hmm… Karter’s for it, oddly. And then he gets double choke grips, into a TRIPLE POWERBOMB!! No one likes a flip-flop friend, Karter. But will the Freshly Squeezed Reign continue all the way through Full Gear?

My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage with a lot of good story progression. For one, we got two great World Title Eliminator Tournament matches. Dante VS Cage went about as expected, with Dante looking awesome as always, but Cage winning out because he’s just that strong. Cage is clearly going to be Ricky Starks’ opponent in the next round, given their history. Starks VS Archer would’ve happened this week except he wasn’t cleared to compete. That’s part of why Archer and Starks had that interaction on Dynamite. And then Bandido VS Rush was great stuff, and I like that Johnny Hungy helped Bandido by stopping Jose. Bandido getting that win is great, especially since he is #AllElite now. Bandido VS Ethan will be great stuff, too, but as I said Wednesday, Ethan feels like a shoe-in for finalist.

Good promo from Moriarty and Stokely, and Hook being the champion Moriarty faces is a good move. This will finally be a feud that brings out more of what Hook can do, or rather, shows Hook can have longer matches. Hager and Claudio had a good interaction, with Hager of course referencing their time as The Real Americans. But if the Blackpool Combat Club is falling apart, I don’t think it’s because Claudio is the one turning. I’m leaning towards Yuta getting fed up with Bryan. And that House of Black vignette was really well made. I don’t know who the narrator is supposed to be, but he’s a great part of these. Not sure who they’ll feud with first, but perhaps the vignette showing Darby, Sting and Miro, those would be the options.

Nyla “defending” the TBS title was of course a glorified squash match, but it was clever for her to copy all of Jade’s signature moves. But of course Jade fails to grab the belt back because that’s the whole point of Full Gear. At this point, with Nyla always getting the better of Jade, it’s pretty clear Jade’s going 42-0 and getting the physical title back. Jade’s definitely getting to 50-0 before losing at this rate.

And then we got great stuff out of the main event. Cassidy trying to finish the interview segment himself is always funny. And then the match was awesome stuff. I remember back when we got Lee Johnson VS Ben Carter (Nathan Frazer in NXT) during the early days of both pandemic era and AEW Dark that Johnson is part of the future of pro-wrestling. I may have jinxed him back then, between him being part of a tag team with Brock Anderson that was only ever midcard level, and then him getting hurt here and there. But now that he’s back, now that he’s cocky Big Shotty Heel with The Factory, and having a match like this with Cassidy, I think that future is coming.

My Score: 8.6/10

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AEW Coverage

Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/1/23)

Dynamite is No Holds Barred!



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Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?

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


  • 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


Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

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

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

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

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


Backstage interview with Jack Perry.

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


Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

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


Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

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

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

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


The Elite speak.

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

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

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

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


Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

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

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


Mogul Affiliates speak.

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

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


BREAKING NEWS for next week!

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

Backstage interview with LFI.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Backstage interview with Britt Baker.

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

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


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 9/10

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

Orlando stays Dark!



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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