Mitchell’s ROH Final Battle Results & Report! (12/10/22)
The honor is back!
Who is facing their Final Battle?
A brand new era begins for ROH with the Final Battle of 2022! But who will lead the way as the many, many, MANY champions of honor?
- Zero Hour – Jeff Cobb VS Máscara Dorada; Cobb wins.
- Zero Hour – Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS The Shinobi Shadow Squad; Menard & Parker win.
- Zero Hour – Willow Nightingale VS Trish Adora; Nightingale wins.
- Zero Hour – Top Flight VS The Kingdom; Top Flight wins.
- Rush & Dralístico w/ Preston Vance & Jose VS AR Fox & Blake Christian; Fox & Christian win.
- ROH Women’s World Championship: Mercedes Martinez VS Athena; Athena wins and becomes the new ROH Women’s World Champion.
- Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland VS Shane Taylor Promotions; Keith & Swerve win.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS The Embassy; The Embassy wins and are the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
- ROH Pure Championship: Daniel Garcia VS Wheeler Yuta; Yuta wins and becomes the new ROH Pure Champion.
- ROH World Tag Team Championships Double Dog Collar Match: FTR VS The Briscoes; The Briscoes win and become the new ROH World Tag Team Champions.
- ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Juice Robinson; Joe wins and retains the title.
- ROH World Championship, Title VS Claudio’s Fate: Chris Jericho VS Claudio Castagnoli; Claudio wins and becomes the new ROH World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
ROH Women’s World Championship: Mercedes Martinez VS Athena!
The OG Badass has seen the Fallen Goddess abuse her opponents after their defeat and is taking a stand. Will Athena be humbled in Arlington? Or will Mercedes be brutally dethroned?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Athena offers the Code of Honor handshake. Mercedes takes it, the fans cheer, and the bell rings. Mercedes and Athena circle while fans rally for their Texas Goddess. Athena swings but Mercedes leans back to dodge, and Mercedes ROCKS Athena back! Mercedes fires forearms, then CHOPS Athena in the corner! Athena staggers to a corner, Mercedes stomps away, but fans boo. The ref counts, Mercedes lets off and she drags Athena up to bump her off buckles. Mercedes CHOPS Athena again, then ROCKS her with forearm after forearm!
Athena shoves Mercedes, ELBOWS her, then puts her in the corner. Athena blocks a kick and CHOPS Mercedes back! Fans fire up but Mercedes scowls. Athena brings her out of the corner but Mercedes UPPERCUTS her back! Athena scowls and throws a forearm. Mercedes throws a forearm back! The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth, with a “YAY!” for Athena and a “BOO!” for Mercedes! Mercedes gets the edge, but Athena pokes her in the eyes! The ref reprimands, Athena apologizes, but then she DECKS Mercedes! Athena rains down fists while fans fire up! Mercedes shoves her away but Athena stomps and kicks and CLUBS her back down!
Mercedes goes to a corner, fans fire up as Athena scowls. Athena drags Mercedes up, wrenches an arm and whips Mercedes corner to corner, to then forearm! Athena keeps moving, she KNEES Mercedes into the ropes! Fans fire up with Athena and she goes to the far corner. Athena runs back in to handspring and CHOP! Athena is having fun and the fans are fired up! Athena brings Mercedes up and out to suplex but Mercedes slips off. Mercedes waistlocks, Athena bucks her, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Mercedes is annoyed but she drags Athena up to CLUB her in the chest again and again!
Fans boo but Mercedes turns Athena over to hook up a leg. Athena resists, but Mercedes clamps on the CROSSFACE! Athena endures the OG STF, fans rally up, and Athena pulls hair! Athena CLUBS Mercedes, fires off forearms, and is free of the hold! Mercedes runs in but Athena drop toeholds her onto ropes! Fans fire up while Mercedes clutches a leg. Athena runs in to BASEMENT METEORA! Fans fire up as Athena climbs up! Mercedes BOOTS Athena first! Athena gets stuck on the ropes, Mercedes sits her up and then climbs up after her. Mercedes CLUBS away on Athena but fans boo.
Mercedes taunts the fans and then waistlocks Athena, but Athena holds the ropes! Mercedes CLUBS Athena more, tries again, but Athena flails and throws elbows! Athena adjusts, kicks Mercedes but Mercedes holds on! Mercedes drags Athena up, CLUBS away, but Athena hits back with body shots. Athena slips under and brings Mercedes up, but now Mercedes holds ropes! Mercedes rains down fists, adjusts her footing, but Athena uses that to hit the POWERBOMB! Athena drags Mercedes back up, suplexes, GOURD BUSTER! Mercedes flounders and Athena tunes up the band. SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!!
Mercedes survives Athena’s Sweet Chin remix but Athena drags Mercedes up. Mercedes rolls, Athena waistlocks, but Mercedes fights the lift. Mercedes throws elbows, Athena shoves her then follows, but Mercedes ROCKS Athena with a forearm! Then HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES! Athena roars as she staggers up, but into an EXPLODER! Fans boo as Mercedes suplexes Athena again, for a BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Athena survives and fans fire up! Mercedes scowls as she looms over Athena. Mercedes drags Athena around, ties up the legs, PRISM TRAP!! Mercedes leans on that hold but Athena pushes up!
Athena rolls and sends Mercedes into ropes again! Fans fire up while Mercedes sputters. Mercedes crawls to the apron but Athena follows. Athena POSTS Mercedes, then reels her back in, for an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fans fire up again and Athena roars! Athena drags Mercedes out, fans fire up and Athena tells people to move. Athena RAMS Mercedes into railing by the timekeeper! Fans fire up, Athena waves and runs in, but Mercedes moves! Athena dropkicks only railing! Both women slowly rise as the 20 count reaches 7. Mercedes drags Athena up, CLUBS her, then refreshes the ring count.
Mercedes puts Athena on the railing, for a MAGIC SCREW to the floor! Athena writhes and Mercedes grins while fans boo. Mercedes leaves Athena behind to get in the ring. Mercedes soaks up the heat from Arlington, and even takes a bow. Athena stirs as the count rises, and fans rally as Athena rises. The count is 7 of 20, Athena hurries up at 9 and in! Mercedes is right after her but Athena rolls Mercedes! TWO, and Mercedes CLOBBERS Athena! Fans boo as Mercedes drags Athena back up. Mercedes short arm LARIATS! And then again! And then again! Mercedes looms over Athena again, then turns her back over.
Mercedes hooks up the legs, she SLAPS Athena to get the arms. Mercedes pulls Athena up into the BRASS- NO, Athena blocks the arm to BITE the arm!! The ref reprimands, Mercedes lets Athena go to CLUB her on the back. Mercedes back suplexes but Athena lands out of it! Athena brings Mercedes around to a gut wrench! CODE BREAKER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Athena didn’t realize and fans boo that Mercedes survives. Athena gets mad at the ref but the ref warns her. Athena lets the ref go to rip a buckle pad off! Athena TOSSES the pad, free souvenir for a fan! Athena then drags Mercedes up and brings her over.
Mercedes whips Athena away, to POP-UP SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Athena survives, fans tell whoever got the buckle pad to “GIVE IT BACK!” Athena grabs at the ref, he gets away, and Athena YANKS Mercedes at the bare buckle! Mercedes stops herself but Athena SHOTGUNS her into the bare buckle!! Athena climbs while Mercedes is down, but Athena wants Mercedes to stand! Mercedes does, for the O-FACE!! Cover, ATHENA WINS!!
Winner: Athena, by pinfall (NEW ROH Women’s World Champion)
Now the fans have the O-Face, because their Fallen Goddess just won big!! Athena finally stands tall as a world champion, is this just the beginning of her legend?
Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland VS Shane Taylor Promotions!
As the Limitless One’s past comes back to haunt him, he has no choice but to enter whose house? SWERVE’S HOUSE! Will Shane Taylor & JD Griffey have no choice but to #SwerveInOurGlory? Or will they be the ones leaving Keith out in the cold?
The teams sort out and but Swerve doesn’t fist-bump Keith. Fans still sing “OH~ Bask in His Glory~!” but Swerve starts against Griffey. Swerve and Griffey circle, feel things out, and they test the waters with some strikes. Griffey has MMA experience, Swerve is wary. They tie up, Griffey puts Swerve in the corner but Swerve turns it around. They end up on the ropes and fans chant for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve clinches Griffey in a corner and throws some point-blank shoulders. Griffey turns things around and snapmares Swerve to then spin Swerve for a reverse headlock takeover and Oklahoma Roll, SLEEPER HOLD!
Swerve flails, fights the body scissors and rolls back to a cover, TWO! Griffey gets up but Swerve snapmares him. Griffey drags Swerve down to get the SLEEPER! Swerve scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Griffey snarls but lets off and Swerve stands up. Swerve tags Keith and Keith smirks. Keith circles with one former friend as fans sing, “OH~ Bask in His Glory~! Griffey and Keith put up their hands for knuckle locks, but Griffey KICKS Keith in the side! Griffey taunts Keith but Keith works out that side. They approach again, dukes up, and Griffey dodges all the fast hands! Keith blocks the kick, but Griffey counter kicks Keith’s kick!
Griffey fires off more kicks, but Keith blocks and shoves Griffey down! Fans fire up as Griffey scrambles to his feet. Griffey and Keith circle again, and fans chant, “We Want Shane!” Griffey tells Keith to stay right there, and he tags in Shane! Fans fire up to see the Pretty Boy Killers square off after all this time, only for Swerve to tag in! Fans boo as Swerve denies the dream match. Swerve dodges a haymaker, clamps onto an arm, but Shane throws a body shot. Shane whips Swerve away but Swerve holds ropes. Shane rushes in, Swerve redirects to RANA! Shane ends up in a corner, Swerve UPPERCUTS! And then rolls to UPPERCUT again!
Swerve brings Shane out to KICK the leg out, then he goes up the corner for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve goes to suplex but Shane suplexes first! GOURD- NO, Swerve lands on his feet! Swerve ducks the right but not the LEFT! Fans fire up as Shane scowls and Swerve sputters. Cover, TWO! Shane stalks Swerve to the corner, tags in Griffey, and they mug Swerve. Griffey scoops Swerve and SLAMS him. Tag back to Shane, and Griffey sets Swerve out on the apron! Shane goes over to APRON LEG DROP!! Fans fire up as Swerve sputters again! Shane rushes in to cover, TWO!! Swerve survives but Shane keeps him from Keith.
Shane grins, shakes his head, and says Swerve got in so he ain’t getting away. Shane back suplexes but Swerve lands on his feet! Swerve staggers back, Griffey grabs hold with a SLEEPER! Swerve sweeps the legs then SUPERKICKS Griffey down! Swerve goes up and over Shane, and hot tags Keith! Fans are thunderous while Keith and Shane glare at each other! These two circle and put up their dukes. Shane ROCKS Keith, Keith ROCKS Shane, repeat! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth, harder and harder! Shane gets the edge, then he bobs ‘n’ weaves to ROCK Keith again! Keith wobbles, Shane ROLLING- NO, Keith blocks to ROCK Shane!
Shane staggers to a corner, Keith runs in but into a BOOT! Shane goes up and fans fire up as Shane CROSSBODIES but Keith catches him!?! Fans are losing their minds as Keith pops Shane up! Shane slips out to DECK Keith!! Shane brings Keith up and Griffey joins in. They set Keith up and Shane runs, but Swerve dumps Shane out! Griffey turns around and Keith ROCKS him! Tag to Swerve, Keith pops Griffey up! Swerve is up top, Griffey fights him off! Griffey throws elbows down on Keith but Keith stays up! Swerve resets and jumps, but Griffey leans back to avoid the stomps! But Keith tells Swerve to try again!
Swerve runs in, but Griffey sits up! The House Call hits Keith in the stomach! Griffey then RANAS Keith out of the ring!! Fans fire up as Griffey runs in, but Swerve boots him away! Swerve somersaults, into a JUMP KNEE! Griffey fires up, builds speed, and he DIVES, into Keith’s arms! Griffey says, “Don’t you dare! Mom would kill you!” Fans chant “YOU F’D UP!” but Keith sets Griffey down gently. Swerve BOOTS Griffey down! Swerve tells Keith to focus on the game. But Shane SLINGSHOT STUNNERS Swerve!! Cover, TWO!!! Swerve survives but where was Keith on that? Shane tells Griffey to get up as he drags Swerve up.
Griffey slides in, Shane scoops Swerve. Swerve fights free, Griffey tags in! Griffey throws hands at Swerve, Swerve does his best to guard so Griffey fires kicks! Swerve blocks, slips through and hits a BACKBREAKER! Swerve runs, into Griffey’s FISHERMAN KNEE SMASH! Cover, TWO, into a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Swerve endures, reaches out, but Shane is lurking! Shane trips Keith off the apron! Swerve is stuck in the hold as Griffey squeezes tight! But Keith snarls as he storms in around the way! Keith RAMS Shane into the railing! Then Keith gets in the ring, and he goes up the corner?! Keith MOONSAULTS onto Griffey!!
Fans are thunderous as all four men are down! Swerve and Griffey crawl, reach out, hot tags to Keith and Shane! Fans rally as the Pretty Boy Killers meet again. Keith helps Swerve up, Shane helps Griffey up. SIOG and STP stare down, and they start throwing hands! Fans are thunderous again but the ref tries to get them to sort out! Swerve shoves Griffey away so he can KNEE Shane! Griffey swings on Keith but Keith blocks to GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Swerve and Keith coordinate, BUZZSAW HOUSE CALL for Griffey!! Shane stands up to ROCK Keith! Swerve ducks a forearm to fire off palm strikes and a ROLLING ELBOW!
Keith ROCKS Shane, Swerve BOOTS, and then Keith fireman’s carries!? POP-UP, but Shane ducks! The ROLLING ELBOW HITS SWERVE!! Keith can’t believe what just happened! Keith rushes at Shane but Shane pops Keith up onto his shoulder!! Fans fire up as Shane carries Keith for WELCOME TO THE LAND!! Cover, TWO?!? Shane is shocked but then Griffey KNEES Keith down! Shane covers again, TWO!!!! Keith survives again but Shane tags Griffey. Keith crawls to his corner, but Swerve leaves?! Shane CLUBS away on Keith, then fishhooks his face! Fans boo but Shane and Griffey mug Keith with kick after kick!
Shane and Griffey drag Keith up as Swerve goes to the back! Shane holds Keith, Griffey aims, but Keith ducks! The ROUNDHOUSE hits Shane!! Griffey is furious, but he turns around into a fireman’s carry! BIG BANG CATASTROPHE!!! Cover, SWERVE IN OUR GLORY WINS!!!
Winners: Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland, by pinfall
That is, if that team still even exists! Keith overcame his past, he is truly limitless! But when and where will Keith address Swerve abandoning him here tonight?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS The Embassy!
The Peacock and the Tate Twins have been blazing a trail with these belts, but Prince Nana says The Embassy is a cornerstone of ROH! Brian Cage, Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun look to be a golden foundation for this new era, but will there be no stopping Peacock Power?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if The Embassy can tear down a Castle!
The trio sorts out and fans rally for Castle as he starts against Kaun. The Code of Honor is NOT upheld, but Castle says that’s fine. Castle and Kaun circle, fans fire up for the Peacock swagger, and they tie up. Kaun puts Castle in a corner, the ref counts, and Kaun lets Castle go. Castle bails out to strut with the Boys and the fans even fan him off. Castle fires himself up and fans fire up with him! Castle slides in, dodges Kaun and runs him over! Fans fire up more but Kaun gets up. Tag to Cage and he steps to Castle. Castle tags to a Boy 1, Brendan! Brendan climbs up to CROSSBODY, but Cage catches him!
Cage uses Brendan for bicep curls, making Brendan’s 150 pounds look like 10! But then Brent sneaks in, and Castle table tops Cage! Brendan covers, ONE!! Cage swings, Brendan ducks and tags Brent! GAMANGIRI to ENZIGURI to GAMANGIRI! Shove and springboard MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Brent but Liona runs in! Brent gets around, waistlocks, and then Brendan joins in! Liona runs to ropes to buck them both! The Boys dodge Liona’s lariats and come back, but into DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLES! Liona scowls as he stands tall. Castle runs in, he dodges Liona, then he dumps Liona out!
Fans fire up as The Boys take aim, DOUBLE PLANCHAS! But Cage and Liona catch them each with ease! Cage and Liona pop them up into suplex position! Nana distracts Castle and the ref, Kaun runs in to URENAGE BACKBREAKER Castle! Then DOUBLE SUPLEX SLAMS to the floor for The Boys! Liona puts Brent in for Cage and Cage scoops Brent for more bicep curls. And then a OVERHEAD TOSS! Cage flexes but fans boo. Cage BLASTS Castle off the apron, but Brent slides under! Hot tag to Brendan! But Cage CLOBBERS him! Fans boo but Cage drags Brendan back up. Tag to Kaun and Nana wants to finish this.
Cage whips Brendan, kitchen sink knees, and Kaun SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Nana argues the count but Kaun brings Brendan up. Brendan throws forearms but Kaun CHOPS back! Kaun hoists Brendan up top, CHOPS him on the back, then climbs up behind him. Nana likes what he sees with the TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Tag to Liona, then tag to Cage. Liona has Brendan on the apron, for an APRON SENTON! Cage then climbs a corner and Liona feeds Brendan to him. Deadlift SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but The Embassy soaks up the heat. Cage covers, TWO! Cage and Castle talk trash, Cage tags to Kaun.
Kaun drags Brendan up but Brendan throws hands. Kaun shoves and ELBOWS Brendan, then fireman’s carries! But Brendan DDT counters!! Fans rally, both men crawl and the standing count starts. Hot tags to Castle and Cage! Castle rallies on the Embassy! CHOPS, ELBOWS, repeat! Castle throws Cage out onto Liona, then he GUT WRENCH SUPLEXES Kaun! Kaun bails out, Cage runs in but Castle BOOTS Cage! Kaun returns but into an EXPLODER! Castle shoots around Cage to hit an EXPLODER! Liona runs in and Castle dodges, but he runs into a fireman’s carry! Castle fights free, and he RAMS Liona into a corner! GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Fans are thunderous for Castle as he roars! Castle shouts, “BRING ME A BOY!” Brent jumps in, and Castle TOSSES him at Cage! Then he TOSSES Brendan at Kaun! Castle runs to KNEE Cage down! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans rally for Castle. Castle CLUBS Cage, tags Brendan, and fans chant “PEACOCK POWER!” Brendan climbs up but Nana distracts the ref! Kaun shoves Brendan down! Cage rolls Castle, KNEES him down, then tags Liona! Liona storms in to drag Brendan up. Brendan JAWBREAKERS free! Brendan goes up, CROSSBODIES, but into Liona’s arms! Brent DROPKICKS, but Liona stays up!
Liona laughs and Brent says, “C’mon…!” Brent runs, leaps, but Liona adds him to the fireman’s carry! DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP!! Fans are going nuts as Liona roars! He double stacks the Boys for the cover, TWO!! Liona TOSSES Brent, tags Kaun, and the Gates of Agony coordinate. Fans chant “SAVE THE BOYS!” but Liona sets Brendan up for a BOOT! Tag to Cage, the Gates drag Brendan up and TOSS him, but Brendan goes up and around! Hot tag to Brent! Brent ROCKS Kaun, dodges Liona and ROCKS Cage! Brent ROCKS Liona, but Liona and Cage rush him! Brent ducks and DOUBLE LARIATS take out Cage and Liona!
Brent KICKS Kaun, but Kaun Alabama Lifts for an ALABAMA SLAM!! Castle storms in to gut wrench Kaun for a BRO DEREK! Liona clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Brendan is up top, he MISSILE DROPKICKS Liona out of the ring! But Cage DISCUS LARIATS Brendan down! Then he deadlift suplexes for DRILL CLAW!! Castle rushes in and hooks an arm to BACK ELBOW with the other! Cages taggers, into a SLING-DOG! Castle gets Cage out of the ring, builds speed, and he has to jump over Brent as Nana throws him back in! Nana laughs at Castle, but Castle grabs Nana by his suit jacket! You don’t touch Castle’s boys!
Brent has Castle focus on the match, but Liona POUNCES Brent into Castle! They both go down, Liona drags Brent up while Cage RAMS Castle into steel steps! Kaun joins in, the Gates swing Brent into the SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! Cover, The Embassy wins!
Winners: The Embassy, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The plan all comes together for The Embassy! Cage, Kaun & Liona dethrone Castle, will they revolutionize what a trio looks like?
Backstage interview with Top Flight.
Lexi Nair is with Dante & Darius Martin as they come off a big win over The Kingdom in the Zero Hour. They’d been apart for months after Darius’ scary car accident, but they seem better than ever. That’s right! Top Flight is back with a big win in their ROH debut against The Kingdom! “The Coldest Tag Team in the Game” has been on fire! And when ice melts into water, all the other tag teams will find themselves drowning because- Wait, in walk the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker. What’re they talking about? Ice, fire, water, drowning?
The JAS isn’t going to throw out congratulations. All Top Flight should be congratulated on is making it through a match without tearing another ligament! A team that deserves congratulations for winning is the JAS! You get what they’re saying? Lexi, take a walk. She moves aside, Daddy Magic asks the Martins if they wanna take a swing, and Dante does! The brawl is on and headed further back! Lexi calls for help, but will these two be brawling all the way to Dynamite? No, they brawl out from backstage and near THE stage! Darius CLUBS Daddy Magic but Cool Hand Ange throws Dante to the stage!
Dante KICKS Parker away, refs hurry out but Dante FLIES to wipe out everyone! Fans fire up but refs separate these teams. Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but then Menard gets a mic. Parker takes it, though, to shout, “So this is Final Battle, right? We’re all having a good time tonight, right? Y’all feeling nostalgic? Hey, how ’bout you morons pipe down, cuz Cool Hand Ange has a question for ya. If ROH was so great, then why did it die in the first place?! It died because ROH has always been chock full of garbage, flippy floppy, pro-wrestlers like Top Flight! And there was ONE moan who could resurrect it. And that man is The Ocho, CHRIS JERICHO!”
Menard takes the mic now and says, “Do you wanna know what makes Daddy Magic’s nipples hard?!” Fans are torn on that. Menard brings out the PURPLE BUCKET HAT! “CLAUDIO! After Chris Jericho defeats you tonight, you are gonna become one-half of a tag team with Jake Hager, and you’re gonna be called The Hat Trick! How do ya like that?! HUH!?” Fans are torn on that name. Menard then shouts at Wheeler Yuta! “Daniel Garcia is gonna tap your ass out, because you got nothing, man! So there you have it, folks! There you have it, folks! A clean sweep for the Jericho-” But wait! Here comes Yuta! The Pure Championship is up next, but Yuta storms in to run off Menard & Parker.
ROH Pure Championship: Daniel Garcia VS Wheeler Yuta!
This rematch has been a long time coming. They are 1-1-1 all time, and this continues to be about Jericho Appreciation Society and sports entertainment VS Blackpool Combat Club and professional wrestling. Garcia still says he’s the Dragonslayer for defeating Bryan Danielson, but will he be the one slain tonight? Or will The Decoder fail to solve his Daniel Garcia problem?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and our judges for this match are Christopher Daniels, BJ Whitmer, and Jerry Lynn. The Code of Honor is NOT upheld, and we see if there is honor restored to this title!
The bell rings, and immediately, the forearms fly! Those are okay because they’re not closed fists! And they just keep going! Fans fire up as these two don’t back down at all! But then Yuta gets the edge, only for Garcia to shove and ROCK Yuta with a haymaker! The ref issues a warning, and we’re not even 30 seconds into this! Garcia just shrugs that off, but then Yuta DECKS Garcia with a haymaker! Now they’re even! They both go out, Garcia kicks low and whips, but Yuta reverses to send Garcia into steel steps! Fans rally and Yuta drags Garcia up. Yuta puts Garcia in the ring but then Garcia bails out the side.
Fans rally for Yuta as he storms up on Garcia, but Garcia catches him for a SAIDO to the floor! Garcia clutches his chin, but then he flexes. Fans boo but Garcia just soaks up the heat. Garcia drags Yuta up, and whips him into the steel steps! Garcia unwraps a corner crossbar, to SLAP Yuta with the cover itself! Garcia drags Yuta up with a facelock, Yuta throws body shots but Garcia throws a knee. And then Garcia CHOPS Yuga against the apron! And then BOOTS him down! The ref counts, Garcia drags Yuta through the corner and then climbs up. Garcia unwraps more crossbars, SLAPS Yuta with the cover, and then he STANDS on Yuta’s head!
Fans boo as Yuta endures the metal bar in his face! Garcia flexes, the ref counts, and Garcia lets off at 4. Garcia drags Yuta up but Yuta YANKS Garcia into the bar! And then Yuta stands on Garcia’s head on the bar! Fans fire up but the ref counts, and Yuta steps off. Yuta drags Garcia up but Garcia kicks the leg out! Yuta hits of the bars!! The ref checks Yuta as he sputters while clutching his throat. Garcia smirks and talks some trash as we near three minutes past. Garcia drags Yuta up, but he fakes out the fans by throwing Yuta into the ring, not the railing. Then Garcia flips the fans off as they boo.
Garcia gets in the ring, he drags Yuta up and grinds his forearm into Yuta’s neck! Garcia lets off, but Yuta CHOPS! And CHOPS! Garcia BOOTS Yuta down, puts one of Yuta’s around the ropes, and then bends his back against the ropes! The ref counts and Garcia claims this should count as one of Yuta’s ropebreaks! Garcia lets off at 4, and Yuta’s first ropebreak is used. Garcia grins and he drags Yuta up to CHOP! Garcia whips Yuta hard into the corner! Yuta bounces off buckles, Garcia drags him to the apron and he hooks up the legs. Fans rally but Garcia mocks their applause. Garcia grabs the arms to pull Yuta up and up and in a ROPE ROMERO SPECIAL!!
The ref counts, fans boo, but Garcia holds until 4! Garcia says that is another ropebreak, and yes, the ref has that checked off the board. Yuta is down to just one ropebreak but Garcia has all of his. Garcia storms up to drag Yuta up and he hits a CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Garcia kneels on Yuta’s neck to choke him! The ref counts, Garcia steps off at 4. Fans rally but Garcia drags Yuta up to a cravat. Yuta endures the neck wrench and he fights up. Garcia snapmares and PENALTY KICKS, but Yuta gets right to his feet! Yuta SLAPS Garcia! Garcia SLAPS Yuta! They fire off SLAPS, then Garcia CHOPS! It’s rather high and Yuta clutches his throat!
Garcia trips Yuta, steps through, but Yuta turns over. Garcia uses that to hook up the legs in a deathlock, and then he SLAPS Yuta on the back! Garcia gets Yuta’s arms, for a QUEEN ANGELITO STOMP! Fans boo as Garcia stands on Yuta’s head, but then Garcia drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Garcia dares Yuta to get up. Garcia drags Yuta up but Yuta headlocks to block the lift. Yuta throws down elbows, but Garcia pulls hair to HEADBUTT Yuta! Garcia tries again, but Yuta lands out of the back suplex! Yuta atomic drops, ENZIGURIS, and Garcia goes to a corner. Yuta A-LIST LARIATS, then he goes up! Yuta leaps into a CHOP!
DRAGON SLEEPER! Garcia drags Yuta down into the body scissors! Fans rally as Yuta endures and reaches around! ROPEBREAK!! The ref counts, Garcia lets off, but now Yuta can no longer get a save. Garcia taunts Yuta, kicks him around, but the fans rally up. Garcia reels Yuta in but Yuta back drops! Garcia sunset flips but Yuta sits on it! TWO! Yuta goes to the corner, Garcia runs in but Yuta slips out! Yuta HOTSHOTS Garcia, climbs up top, and he FLYING FOREARMS! Fans fire up as Yuta kips up! Yuta sputters but he fights through the pain to wrench Garcia and- NO, Garcia arm-drags free! Yuta rolls back to his feet to fire a forearm!
Garcia throws a forearm back, and Yuta tumbles! Yuta rewinds, shoots around, waistlocks, but Garcia drop toeholds to hook the legs up! DRAGON TAMER!! Yuta endures as Garcia sits deep!! Yuta has to fight free of this without the ropes! Garcia BRIDGE back, but Yuta drags Garcia into a CROSSFACE!! Garcia scrambles around, rolls to a cover, ONE!! Garcia has the legs again, but Yuta drags him to a cradle! TWO!!! Garcia gets to ropes, Yuta SLAPS, Garcia SLAPS, the SLAP fight is back! Fans fire up and Yuta ROCKS Garcia with that slap! Yuta runs in to DOUBLE CHOP! Yuta whips corner to corner, Garcia reverses, but Yuta BOOTS him back!
Yuta hops up, leaps, SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK Garcia gets up to SHOTGUN back! Garcia drags Yuta up, but Yuta FISHERMAN BUSTERS!! Fans are thunderous while both men are down! We’re past 10 minutes, and fans build to a rally as Yuta and Garcia slowly sit up. Yuta junkyard dog headbutts Garcia, but Garcia gives it back. The SLAPS return! SLAP for SLAP, and then Yuta SLAPS Garcia down! Yuta drags Garcia up, but Garcia throat chops! And BOOTS! Yuta rewinds, shoots in, but Garcia blocks with a facelock! Garcia KNEES, whips, but Yuta rewinds again! Shoot and GERMAN SUPLEX!
Fans fire up, Yuta hurries to wrap Garcia up, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives the “Right Angle” but fans rally up. Yuta goes to the apron, he climbs up a corner, and Yuta FLYING SPLASHES onto knees!! Garcia drags Yuta up, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Yuta survives and Garcia is furious! Garcia steps through the ropes, DRAGON TAMER!! Yuta has the ropes but it won’t matter now! Yuta crawls under and to the apron, but Garcia bridges. So Yuta grabs him again in a BULLY CHOKE! And with a fishhook! The ref reprimands, counts, Yuta throws Garcia down! But that wasn’t through a ropebreak, he still has all three.
Fans rally as the ring count starts. We’re past 13 minutes, time is running out! Garcia and Yuta slowly rise, Garcia clamps onto Yuta as he tries to get in. Garcia kicks and kicks but Yuta body shots! Kick! Body shot! Forearm! Forearm! The fans fire up as the two go back and forth! Garcia ROCKS Yuta, but Yuta blocks the piledriver! To APRON BACK DROP! Fans are thunderous again as both men are down on the edge! They both crawl into the ring, Yuta stands up and he storms over. Garcia SPITS at Yuta, and even flips him off! So Yuta BOOTS Garcia down! Yuta drags Garcia up, gut wrenches, and he tucks the legs! FIGURE FOUR TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO!?!?!
But Yuta HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS Garcia! Then the other side! Then a body scissor cradle, TWO! Into HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Yuta just rains them down, Garcia is fading out!! THE REF STOPS THIS! YUTA WINS!!!
Winner: Wheeler Yuta, by referee stoppage (NEW ROH Pure Champion)
The Decoder slays the Dragonslayer!! Yuta is the first-ever TWO-TIME ROH Pure Champion, but he shows respect to his hated rival by offering the Code of Honor. Garcia kicks it away, but the belt falls to the floor. Garcia picks the belt up to give it to Yuta. That’s the most respect Garcia will show, but does this punctuate the end of the feud?
ROH World Tag Team Championships Double Dog Collar Match: FTR VS The Briscoes!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are still three-belt champions, but are about to add some collars to the collection. They faced #DemBoys, Jay & Mark, last year at Final Battle, then at Supercard of Honor, then again at Death Before Dishonor. But now we see it come to an end at this year’s Final Battle. We’ve seen top tier matches from them already already, but this is going to be a fight between rabid animals! So then, who survives this Final Battle?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the collars are strapped on. The fans are fired up already as the bell rings, and this dog-eat-dog battle is on!
The bell rings, fans are already losing their minds as both teams start up the tug-o-war with the chains! Mark and Cash are one chain, Dax and Jay are the other, and FTR are bringing in the slack. Jay swings but Dax dodges and TACKLES Jay! Mark fires off haymakers on Cash, but Cash throws hands back! Jay turns things around on Dax, they spill out of the ring while Cash and Mark brawl at the ropes. Cash goes to the apron, Mark joins him out there, and they brawl more. Mark CHOPS Cash off his feet! Jay CLUBS Dax around the way towards commentary! Cash staggers up, Mark leaps, but into a CHAIN LASHING!
Fans fire up as Jay and Dax throw more forearms. Cash smacks Mark off the steps, then CHOPS him against railing! Mark is already bleeding from the forehead as Cash brings him around. Jay sends Dax into the steel steps while Mark turns things around to whip Cash into railing! Jay gathers up some slack, but Dax dodges the lashing! Dax then reels Jay into a CHAIR TOSS at his face!! Fans fire up as Dax dumps Jay over the railing! Cash CHOKES Mark with the chain! Dax CHOPS Jay, Mark BOPS Cash. Jay hits Dax back and they start going up the bleachers! Cash whips Mark into railing! The ref checks Mark but Mark’s not gonna stop just cuz of blood!
Dax CLUBS Jay, then grabs a fan’s drink to SPLASH Jay with it! Dax throws haymakers, then SMACKS Jay off the railing. They go back down the bleachers while Mark and Cash brawl up the ramp towards the stage. Dax TOSSES Mark to the stage, Jay and Dax seem to use even more drinks as the camera is now covered in droplets of water. Cash CHOKES Mark with the chain on the stage! Dax CLOBBERS Jay with a trash can! Mark breaks free to UPPERCUT Cash! Cash and Mark brawls, Mark ROCKS Cash and sends him tumbling down to the ramp. Mark runs and CANNONBALLS off the stage and onto Cash!
Fans are thunderous as Mark drags Cash up and CHOKE him! Fans already declare “This is Awesome!” as Jay throws forearms on Dax. Mark SLAPS Cash, Cash SLAPS back, they’re having a SLAP fight at the ramp! Jay BOOTS Dax, ROCKS him with a right, and Dax gets in the ring. Mark ROCKS Cash with a forearm while Jay stalks Dax into the ring. Jay wraps up his hand but Dax avoids the chain fist to SAIDO! Dax then waistlocks Jay for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax checks his teeth while Chas CHOKES Mark against the post! Dax then uses the chain to tie up Jay’s legs! Mark unleashes his Redneck Kung-Fu to CHOP Cash away!
Dax puts Jay against ropes to CHOKE him, but also grind the chain links into Jay’s face! Mark leaves Cash behind to storm up and CHOP Dax! And SLAP! And ROCK and kick and UPPERCUT! Mark holds Dax so Jay can kick Dax back and throw haymakers. Fans rally as Jay wraps his fist again, METAL PUNCH!! Dax sputters as he drops down! Mark sits Dax up so Jay can rain down more fists! Jay fires up and the fans fire up with him. Mark kicks Cash back out, then whips him into steel steps! Jay stomps Dax in a corner while Mark LASHES Cash with the chain. Jay snapmares Dax and CHOKES him with the chain now!
Jay paces around while fans rally and duel. Jay wedges a chair into a corner, Dax staggers away but Jay storms up on him. Jay ROCKS Dax with a haymaker, then fires off more hands! Dax is busted open but Jay keeps punching to try and make him bleed more! Fans fire up and Mark makes sure that chair Jay set up is firmly in there. Jay whips Dax but Dax uses the chain to reverse and send Jay into it! And then Cash YANKS Mark down! Cash drags Mark to the corner that way, and then punches away on the bloody eyebrow! Cash gets in the ring, FTR holds Mark, and Cash LASHES Mark in the ribs! And again!
Cash LASHES Mark while he’s down, and then Dax goes out after Jay. Their chain is laced through the corner, so Dax YANKS Jay into the post! Jay is bloody now but Dax leaves him behind to drag Mark up. Cash climbs, Dax Electric Chair Lifts Mark, and Cash wraps up his arm with the chain! FULL METAL DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO?!?! Mark survives, but then Dax intercepts Jay as he scrambles in. Dax wraps up a fist for full metal punches right onto Jay’s bloody forehead! Fans are thunderous and chant “This is Wrestling!” as Cash reels Mark in. Cash drags Mark up into a Gory Especial! And he uses the chain to pull Mark back tighter!
Meanwhile, Dax puts Jay in a corner and wraps the chain around the corner for a full metal buckle bump! Mark endures as the crimson mask on his face grows! Dax LASHES Mark! Cash whips Mark out of the ring, and then drags him back up with the chain to choke Mark more! Dax chokes Jay more and drags Jay around by the chain. Dax whips but Jay reverses, and Dax runs into Cash’s chain! Dax goes down, and Mark is spared. Jay fires hands on Cash, calls to Mark, and Mark hurries to a corner. Jay drags Cash up, throws more hands, and he DECKS Cash. Jay’s crimson mask is even more than Mark’s!
Mark climbs up, he wraps up his arm, and Jay hits Cash with a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Mark fires up, for a FULL METAL FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!?!? Cash survives and that chain might’ve made that elbow double-edged. Cash is bleeding now, though, so this has become the bloodiest match all year for FTR! Jay stomps Dax, Cash crawls to the ropes to go after Mark. Jay HEADBUTTS Dax, Mark DECKS Cash. Mark looks under the ring and he brings out chairs! Jay stomps Dax in a corner, then rains down fists. Mark brings out even more chairs, but fans chant, “We Want Tables!”
Jay keeps firing off forearms and headbutts on Dax, but Dax turns it around to fire haymaker after haymaker! Mark finally has enough chairs, so he confiscates the timekeeper’s table! Fans are thunderous again as Mark brings that over! Jay CHOKES Dax with the chain, and puts him in a corner. Jay then climbs up to rain down fists on Dax, really opening up that bloody eyebrow! Mark finishes setting the table in place, but Cash pulls him away from it with the chain! Cash then brings Mark around, only for Mark to resist! Cash keeps trying, Mark tries to turn it around, but Cash keeps trying. Mark suplexes Cash to the floor!
Fans rally while those two are down, while Jay HEADBUTTS Dax! Jay and Dax are smeared with blood both from themselves and from each other. Jay hoists Dax up top and fans rally. Jay gives Dax another chain-wrapped haymaker! Jay climbs up top, brings Dax up, but Dax throws body shots in return. Dax throat chops Jay with the chain! Jay falls into a drop zone, and Dax wraps his own head with chain?! Dax then adjusts, leaps, and FULL METAL DIVING HEADBUTTS Jay!! Fans lose their minds as the blood just keeps flowing! Dax stands up and fires up and fans fire up with him!
Dax wraps his fist again for another full metal punch on Jay! The ref checks, Jay tells him to leave him alone. Dax ROCKS Jay with another full metal fist! Now Dax tells the ref to leave Jay alone so he can keep punching! Dax winds up, but Jay pulls the ref in! Dax’s full metal punch DECKS the ref!!! Dax panics and checks ref Mike Posey, and now Posey is busted open! This really IS the bloodiest match FTR’s ever had! Cash and Mark stir at ringside, Jay manages to stand while Doc Sampson checks Posey. Another ref steps in while Dax and Jay throw hands! Jay JABS and JABS and JABS, then forearms and BOOTS!
Dax comes back, but into a BIG back suplex! They’re both down and fans are thunderous again! Mark SLAPS Cash, then goes to the apron. Cash follows him, and fans hope these teams “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Mark and Cash brawl on the apron edge, forearm for forearm, and Mark gets the edge! Mark swings, but Cash ducks to APRON BACK SUPLEX! Cash then CLOBBERS Mark onto the table! Cash makes sure Mark stays there, and he goes to the corner! Fans fire up as Cash climbs up, but Mark SLAPS Cash down! Cash and Mark brawl, Mark SLAPS and CHOPS! Mark DECKS Cash with a forearm!
Mark goes into the ring and he drags Mark into the ring, to DROPKICK him back out! Cash falls onto the chair pile but Mark hurries to put him on the table. Fans rally and duel again, Mark goes to the corner now, and Jay Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Mark ditches Cash, but Cash hurries to get up! Dax fights the Electric Chair while Cash YANKS Mark off the top and down onto the chair pile!!! Fans lose their minds all over again!! Even Dax is stunned to see what just happened! Dax goes back for Jay and drags him up. Jay wrenches out, underhooks, JAY DRILLER!!! Cover, TWO??!?? Dax survives and everyone is shocked!!
Dax and Jay slowly stir and crawl to ropes. Jay stands up and fans fire up again. Jay has a chair, he aims at Dax, and he SMACKS Dax right on the back! Fans fire up as they want “One More Time!” Jay says okay, and he SMACKS Dax down again! Dax writhes but Jay nods as fans chant, “One More Time!” Jay SMACKS Dax again! Jay SMACKS Cash as he gets in the ring! Jay puts the chair down and says he’s finishing this. He drags Dax up, underhooks, but Dax fights the driller to LOW BLOW! Dax reels Jay in, for a PILEDRIVER onto the chair!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? Now everyone is shocked, and “This is Awesome!”
Dax uses the chair to help himself stand up, but Cash tells Dax to hold on. Cash puts in more chairs, and shouts, “EFFING MURDER HIM!!” Fans are repeating “MURDER! MURDER!” as FTR pile up all the chairs Mark brought out. Dax puts Jay on the top rope, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And CHOPS! Fans rally as Dax climbs up after Jay. Dax brings Jay up but Jay throws body shots! Jay slips through and YANKS the chain up into Dax’s groin! Cash hurries to the apron but Jay DECKS him! Jay turns Dax around up top, and they SUPERPLEX onto the chairs!!!! Fans lose their minds once again over that double-edged impact!
Cash flounders to the ring but Mark uses the chain to hold him back! Cash BOOTS Mark, stomps him down, but Mark still keeps Cash from the ring. Jay covers, TWO!?!?!? Dax is still alive but Jay CHOKES him!! The chains is even getting into the jaw!! Cash flails, reaches, but Mark keeps him away! Dax is fading, HE’S OUT!! THE BRISCOES WIN!!!
Winners: The Briscoes, by submission (NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions)
#DemBoys went through hell and then some, all to settle things with FTR! They are now THIRTEEN-TIME ROH World Tag Team Champions, but this match may very well have taken thirteen YEARS off every man’s life! Will Jay & Mark still show that they bleed for ROH?
But wait! THE GUNN SONS attack FTR!! Austin & Colten beat down Cash & Dax! Fans boo the Ass Boys for picking at the bones! And they tell the fans, “SUCK IT!” Austin throws off his now bloody shirt as Colten fetches mics. “FTR’s legacy is DYING! And we will not stop until the Gunns are the ones who kill it!!” But the Briscoes come back! They run off Austin & Colten, and then help FTR up to their feet. Dax tells Austin & Colten that they’re no longer Ass Boys. “From here on out, our mission is to beat your asses! Top Guys, OUT!” Austin & Colten just put targets on their backs, will FTR be the ones to end the Gunn Sons’ legend before it ever begins?
ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Juice Robinson!
The Samoan Submission Specialist is now #TheKingofTV as he has both this title and the AEW TNT Championship. But will he be able to break Rock Hard Robinson? Or will Juice be golden in his return to ROH?
The introductions are made, the ROH TV title is raised, and the Code of Honor is upheld. Time to see if The Booster can take a title off #TwoBeltJoe!
Fans chant, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” as Joe and Juice circle. Joe makes sure Juice hears it but Juice shakes his head. They tie up, Joe wrenches and wristlocks but Juice rolls and wrenches back. Joe wrenches, Juice spins and wrenches, then Juice hammerlocks, only for Joe to slip around and hammerlock Juice. Joe wristlocks but Juice spins and cartwheels to kick low. Joe ROCKS Juice right back! Juice ROCKS Joe, Joe ROCKS Juice, so Juice JABS and JABS and JABS! Fans rally for “JUICE! JUICE!” but then Joe dodges to JAB in return! Now fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” with every JAB! But Juice blocks the clothesline to poke Joe in the eye!
Fans boo but Juice picks Joe up for a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as that was impressive, and Juice rains down fists on Joe! The ref warns about the closed fists but Juice tells him to shut up. Juice looms over Joe, and SENTONS into a COQUINA CLUTCH!! Juice flails and reaches, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Joe lets off to then KICK Juice out of the ring! Juice falls to the floor and Joe goes out after him. Joe CHOPS Juice, Juice CHOPS Joe, repeat! The CHOPS go back and forth and fans “WOO~!” every time. Joe HEADBUTTS Juice down! Joe then pulls up floor mats, just like he did against Darby Allin!
Joe drags Juice up, reels him in, but Juice slips out of the suplex to SLEEPER! But Joe slips around to put Juice in a SLEEPER! Juice grabs at the apron skirt, gets a foot up, and pushes off to RAM Joe into railing! Both men are down in a heap but Juice crawls away. Juice goes around the way while fans rally and duel. The ref checks and Joe is somehow okay to continue. So Juice CANNONBALLS Joe into the railing! Juice drags Joe up while fans rally. The ring count is 7 of 20 but Juice puts Joe in at 8. Juice climbs up, fans rally as he goes to the top rope, but Joe rushes in! Juice jumps over, comes back, but into the URENAGE!
Fans fire up as Joe paces around. Juice bails out, Joe builds speed! Joe DIVES and Juice is sent into railing! Fans fire up and Joe drags Juice back up. Joe tells people to move aside so he can RAM Juice into railing! Joe makes Juice take a seat in that corner and fans fire up. Joe runs in, to BOOT Juice against railing! Fans fire up more as Juice flops down. Joe drags Juice up and into the ring. Joe pushes Juice to a cover, TWO! Juice crawls away but Joe keeps cool. Fans rally with “HEY, HO, LET’S GO, JOE!” Joe clamps onto Juice with a neck wrench but Juice endures. Fans rally, Juice fights up, and Juice throws elbows to get free.
Juice runs, but Joe CLOBBERS Juice! Fans fire up more and Joe goes back for Juice. Cover, TWO! Juice growls in defiance but Joe just digs his knee into Juice’s back as part of the chinlock. Juice endures, fights up, but Juice knees him low, then CHOPS him! And HEADBUTTS him! Juice drops to a knee, Joe BUZZSAWS him down! Joe says this was a bad idea for Juice, and he JABS Juice again. And again! And again and again, but Juice JABS back! “JOE! JUICE! JOE!” Juice gets the edge, keeps going, and then he whips. Joe reverses to wrench and atomic drop! Joe runs to BOOT Juice down! And SENTONS! Juice flails and flounders away!
Joe hurries after Juice and covers, ROPEBREAK! Juice survives by a literal foot but Joe keeps his cool. Joe vows to end this and he dares Juice to get up. Juice sits up but Joe JABS and JABS and JABS! Joe runs, but Juice SPINEBUSTERS! Fans fire up while Joe goes to a corner. Juice storms up to JAB! And CHOP! And JAB! And CHOP! Juice uses the Kobashi combo to sit Joe down! Fans fire up as Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL! Juice climbs up the corner, Joe stands, and Juice CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and covers, TWO! Juice grows frustrated but Joe is a double champion for a reason!
Juice stands and fans rally up. Juice drags Joe up, reels him in, but Joe back drops free! Fans fire up again as Juice writhes. Joe storms up on Juice, kicks low and reels Juice in, to POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO, but into an STF!! Juice endures as Joe has him caught! Fans fire up as Juice reaches, but Joe shifts to a CROSSFACE!! Juice endures even more as Joe pulls him way back! Juice reaches out, claws at the grip, but then fights to the ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go as the ref counts 4, and fans rally up again. Joe flexes and fans fire up, knowing what he wants. Joe drags Juice up, puts him in a corner, and he hoists Juice up.
Joe tucks Juice in, brings him out, but Juice fights free to a sunset flip! TWO!!! Joe escapes, he runs back in, but Juice backs up to LEG LARIAT! Juice catches his breath while Joe is down. Juice goes to the corner and he climbs up top! Fans are torn, but Joe hits the ropes to trip Juice up! Joe then adjusts Juice but Juice HEADBUTTS! Joe ROCKS Juice, tucks Juice in, MUSCLE BUSTER!!! Cover, Joe wins!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still ROH World Television Champion)
Juice came in with a lot of juice, but it wasn’t enough to stop the King of Television! Will Joe have a truly must-see ratings-grabbing reign over both ROH and AEW?
ROH World Championship, Title VS Claudio’s Fate: Chris Jericho VS Claudio Castagnoli!
The Wizard, the Demo God, the Influencer, Le Champion plans on continuing the “Ring of Jericho” Era going! But the Swiss Superman is tired. Tired of Jericho desecrating the legacy of ROH, and tired of being the guy who can’t “win the big one!” So much so, that he is letting this match decide his fate! If Claudio wins, he is a TWO-TIME ROH World Champion and the man who restores honor to this title! But if Claudio loses, then his punishment must be to join the Jericho Appreciation Society as a sports entertainer! What will be the future of both Claudio and ROH?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if even Claudio will hail #THEOCHO!
The bell rings and the two stare down. Claudio offers the Code of Honor, but Jericho kicks him low! Jericho bails out, and he chases Caprice Coleman and Ian Riccabonni off of commentary!! He did say everyone in ROH was his target! But then Claudio CLOBBERS Jericho with a EuroUpper! Claudio smacks Jericho off the timekeeper’s table, and then slides him across into the commentary table’s monitors! Jericho tumbles, Claudio drags him up and RAMS him into railing! And more railing! And more railing! And then the steel steps! The ring count starts, Claudio shoves Jericho in at 3 of 20. Claudio then climbs to CROSSBODY! And HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!
Ian and Caprice return to commentary now that it’s safe, and Claudio whips Jericho into a corner. EUROUPPER! Claudio whips corner to corner, EUROUPPER! Claudio whips Jericho again, but Jericho BOOTS Claudio! CODE- NO, Claudio blocks that and back drops Jericho! But Jericho sunset flips and then gets the legs! WALLS- NO, Claudio throws Jericho away! Jericho dodges in the corner, but Claudio blocks the Judas Effect to EuroUpper! Claudio kicks low, reels Jericho in and Gotch lifts, for the NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and crawls away to the apron but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio storms over to Jericho and bumps him off buckles. And again! Claudio drags Jericho up to the top rope, to gut wrench! Fans fire up for the SUPER GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Fans rally behind Claudio as he storms up on Jericho. Jericho stands, Claudio trophy lifts him! Claudio TOSSES Jericho onto the ropes! Jericho is stuck, Claudio runs to BOOT him down! Fans rally as Claudio goes to the apron to CANNONBALL but misses as Jericho moves! Claudio crashes ‘n’ burns, the ring count starts. Jericho stands, he storms his way over to Claudio and brings him up. Jericho POSTS Claudio, and he soaks up the cheers and jeers.
Jericho gets in the ring at 5 of 20, Claudio is in at 7. Jericho drags Claudio up, snapmares him and then KICKS him in the back. Jericho flips off the fans then flexes while fans boo. Claudio sits up, Jericho brings him up and hits a back suplex! Jericho pushes Claudio down for the cocky cover, ONE! Fans boo again but Jericho just soaks it all up. Jericho drags Claudio up but Claudio EuroUppers! Jericho forearms back, but Claudio EuroUppers again! Jericho CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS Claudio at the ropes, brings him out to kick and knee and knee again! Jericho runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!
Claudio drags Jericho into more HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally but Claudio’s back is bothering him. Claudio lets off to bring Jericho around and tuck the arms. But the back won’t let him lift! Claudio EuroUppers Jericho, whips him corner to corner but Jericho reverses and clotheslines! Jericho point-blank clotheslines like The Big Dog! Jericho gets all TEN, then sits Claudio down. Fans boo but Jericho soaks up the heat again. Jericho stands Claudio back up to haul him to the top rope. Jericho CHOPS, climbs up, then stands on the very top. Jericho rains down punches, Claudio does what he can to guard but Jericho gets ten!
Jericho SUPER STEINERS but Claudio blocks it! Claudio CLUBS Jericho in the ribs in return, all the way to ten! Then he brings Jericho back up for a SUPER- STEINER!! Jericho still throws Claudio away! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!! Fans rally up as Jericho crawls to the ropes. Jericho stands and he stalks Claudio. Fans rally, Jericho kicks Claudio around, and now fans boo. Jericho stands Claudio up to EuroUpper! Jericho makes a mockingly shocked face, but Claudio just scowls! Claudio EuroUppers Jericho! And again! And again! Claudio whips, Jericho reverses but Claudio ducks to springboard! Claudio blocks Jericho’s Code Breaker!!
Claudio has Jericho’s legs and turns Jericho! Jericho fights free, then clotheslines Claudio out of the ring! Fans boo but Jericho says he’s too smart. Jericho triangle jumps into an UPPERCUT! Fans fire up as Claudio catches his breath. Claudio drags Jericho out to the apron, stands him up and knees him low! Claudio drags Jericho up but the back won’t let him suplex! Jericho throws body shots, and he suplexes Claudio to the floor!! Fans fire up while both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs but both men are still down at 5 of 20. They sit up at “OCHO!” and Jericho slides in at 9, Claudio is in at 10!
Jericho and Claudio slowly rise, Jericho throws a forearm first! Claudio flops over, but he sits back up. Jericho hits another forearm! Jericho wobbles, Claudio stands, but Jericho throws forearm after forearm! All the way to “OHCO!” Jericho runs, into a BOOT! Jericho roars! But Claudio ROCKS him! Claudio runs but into a BOOT! Now Claudio roars! Both men run, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Fans fire up again and the ref checks both Claudio and Jericho. They’re both still in this, they sit up, fans count their own standing count to “OCHO!” Jericho stands Claudio up to CHOP! Claudio EuroUppers!
Jericho CHOPS! Claudio EuroUppers! CHOP! EuroUpper! Jericho drops to a knee, but he comes back to CHOP! Claudio EuroUppers, Jericho CHOPS, faster and faster, back and forth! Fans fire up as the shots keep going! Jericho’s CHOP staggers Claudio but even Jericho has to drop to a knee. Claudio EuroUppers again and again! Jericho pokes Claudio in the eye! But Claudio still trips Jericho for the SWISS SWING! But Jericho twists to throw Claudio down! Jericho rolls through to get the legs, WALLS OF JERICHO!!! Claudio endures and fans are thunderous! Jericho roars as he sits deep!
Claudio claws his way forward, reaches out, but Jericho drags Claudio away! Claudio grits his teeth, bites his fingers, then goes to the side for the ROPEBREAK!! Jericho holds until the ref counts, and then Jericho holds his hands up like he won. The ref says he didn’t, that was the ropebreak! Jericho gets in the ref’s face about it but the ref warns him. Claudio CLOBBERS Jericho!! Fans fire up and rally behind Claudio, but wait! Here comes the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Cool Hand Ange & Daddy Magic! Parker distracts the ref while Menard slips Floyd the Baseball Bat to Jericho!
Jericho aims at Claudio, and CLOBBERS him with the bat!! Fans boo, Jericho drops to hide what happened, and the bat is brought out of the ring! Jericho crawls, covers, TWO!??! Claudio survives the screw job and Parker is furious! Parker and Menard argue with the ref, but the ref EJECTS them!! No more JAS shenanigans! Jericho hurries to a corner, then he hurries to bring Claudio up. Claudio cradles, TWO!!! CODE BREAKER!! Jericho grins as he has Claudio right where he wants him. Claudio stirs, Jericho aims from the corner. Claudio is dazed but the fans rally for him. Claudio stands, Jericho rushes in, JUDAS- NO, Claudio ducks and waistlocks!
Claudio lifts Jericho, but drops him down! SWISS SWING!! Fans count all the way to “OCHO!” then to 15! Then to 20!! Then to 25!! Fans are thunderous as Claudio goes past 30!! JERICHO TAPS!?!?! Claudio wins!!!
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by submission (NEW ROH World Champion)
Since when was there ever a submission during the swing?! Claudio clears out the dark cloud that is #THEOCHO, and now the Blackpool Combat Club is on top! The streamers fly, Claudio even catches one! Wheeler Yuta is here to celebrate with Claudio, and even Jerry Lynn is here! Claudio continues to play catch with the streamers, and truly a new era for ROH has begun! Will the Swiss Superman be stronger than ever now that he has this title back? Will ROH be stronger than ever now that Claudio has this title back?
An awesome event, although yes I did skip a bit. The Zero Hour is free on YouTube, anyone can go watch those. But I did check the finishes, and I love that “Nose Dive Bomb” that Top Flight used to beat The Kingdom, that is an awesome and clever finish. And I know I skipped LFI VS #allheARt, but I again saw the finish, and that three count was botched. LFI was likely meant to win, but that’s why LFI beat the crap out of Fox and Christian after. I think a great way to make up for that botch would be to give us a feud within ROH between those teams. That’d be something to help carry what happened here into the upcoming Honor Club weekly show. Which yes, Tony Khan came out after things went off the air to say all that.
I did keep the Keith Lee grudge tag match because I wanted to see what I knew would happen: Swerve ditched Keith. He didn’t join up with Shane Taylor Promotions but Swerve ditching Keith was enough to fit what I knew for the story. I’m surprised Keith still won, who knows how that’ll play out on AEW. What was really crazy about tonight was that all but one title changed hands. Mercedes VS Athena was great stuff, and a great win for Athena as the hometown girl. Great Pure Championship match, that was a very creative way to use up Yuta’s ropebreaks while still giving him the win. I still feel like there should’ve been more to Garcia’s dilemma of “pro-wrestler or sports entertainer?” but maybe, just maybe, they can try that again now that Garcia isn’t champion.
The Six Man title match was a lot of fun, but I had a feeling Castle & The Boys were going to lose to The Embassy. As I said before in Elevation (I think), it would be embarrassing for The Embassy to lose that match so it had to happen this way. That tag title match, just holy crap. They went so hard, and Briscoes winning was a touch of a surprise. But at the same time, I also said that there’s no way Austin & Colten beat FTR after FTR wins something like this. So Briscoes get the belts for a record 13th time, and now FTR move into an awkward afterthought feud with Austin & Colten and I can’t be sure but I feel like FTR should just squash the hell out of them cuz of this.
Samoa Joe VS Juice Robinson was a very good match, but boy did they have a hard act to follow. Joe being the one champion to retain their title is pretty big, but it makes sense because of the building story he has as a double champion. And Jericho VS Claudio was an awesome main event. I should’ve figured it’d get overbooked with Parker & Menard running out there, it helps inject some of that “sports entertainment” into things, and shows that Claudio can overcome it with his “pro-wrestling.” Claudio winning to not just take the title back but to keep from joining the JAS was quite the surprise, but that was a great moment for ROH fans. BCC is on top, as Moxley promised, I guess we’ll see what they do as part of kicking off Honor Club’s revival.
My Score: 9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/22/23)
Independence is Dynamite!
Dream matches, grudge matches, title matches, oh my!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships, Moxley VS Grayson, Hook VS Stokely under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, and Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo, all on one night!
- Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad; Cassidy, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
- No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway; Hook wins.
- Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order; Moxley wins.
- Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue; Storm wins.
- Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo; Omega wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
There’s a medical emergency backstage!
Hangman Page is on the phone with someone while Brandon Cutler gets in the ambulance. Cutler tells Hangman to make sure someone’s with Nick, meaning MATT Jackson is in the ambulance! The ambulance drives away, and now Nick is loaded into a second! The Young Bucks were attacked before cameras were rolling, Don Callis calms Kenny Omega down, and Hangman rides with Nick. Omega has his main event match with AAA rival El Hijo del Vikingo, but who went after his best friends?
Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin & Sting VS The Superbad Squad!
Freshly Squeezed is still a champion, as he retained the now AEW International Championship in Canada. But now, a familiar foe is rearing his Superbad head once again. Kip Sabian is bringing Butcher & Blade with him to go after Cassidy while his Best Friends are down and out. But will Cassidy’s new pals be more than enough to turn back the Superbad Squad?
The trios sort out and Cassidy starts against Kip. Fans rally and chant for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” but Kip copies Cassidy putting his hands up. Cassidy rushes in, Kip gets around and waistlocks to headlock. Cassidy powers out, headlocks back, but Kip powers out, only for Cassidy to slip around and headlock again. Kip powers out, things speed up and Cassidy arm-drags, but Kip cartwheels through! Kip mocks Cassidy, Cassidy rushes in but Kip dumps him out. Kip fakes Cassidy out with an Arabian Press, then he mocks putting his hands up again. Cassidy rushes back in, dodges Kip now, and sends him out!
Cassidy mocks Kip, then puts his hands up. To put his hands in his pockets! Kip rushes in, Cassidy dodges and SHOTGUNS! Cassidy kips up and fans fire up, but Kip scrambles away to tag in Butcher. Butcher eggs Cassidy on, but fans cheer as Cassidy tags in STIIIING! The Icon steps to Andy Williams and Andy talks trash. Butcher swings a forearm, but Sting just brushes it off! Butcher throws another forearm, but then Sting counter punches! And back hands! And punches again! Sting kicks low, ROCKS Butcher, then fires off in the corner. But Butcher claws at the eyes! The fans boo but Butcher BITES Sting’s forehead!
Butcher BLASTS Cassidy and Darby, then mocks Sting’s howl. Butcher runs, but misses the splash! Sting runs to hit the STINGER SPLASH! Fans fire up as Sting snapmares and gets the legs! But Blade and Kip attack! Fans boo but Darby and Cassidy fight them off! Kip throws Cassidy out, Blade scoops and dumps Darby out, then the Superbad Squad coordinates. Butcher & Blade reel Sting in, Butcher tags Kip, and then they DOUBLE SUPLEX Sting! Kip goes up the corner, but Sting slow rolls away, a la Cassidy! Speaking of Cassidy, he and Darby go after Butcher & Blade on the outside! Fans fire up but Kip is frustrated.
Kip storms over to another corner and climbs up again, but Sting slow rolls the other way! Fans fire up, Darby reaches out and makes the tag! Kip leaps, Darby gets under to SLAP, HEADBUTT, roll and CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Kip is still in this and Penelope Ford gets on the apron! The ref reprimands her while Darby whips Kip. Kip reverses, Darby goes up the ropes, but Blade trips him up! Darby hits the mat hard, Kip stomps away, and fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Darby up while Butcher sends Cassidy into barriers! Kip hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Tag to Blade, the squad mugs Darby, then they send him into a corner. Blade runs in to CHOP! And CHOP! And then snapmare to PENATLY KICK! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Darby over, tags in Butcher, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darby down. Butcher drags Darby up to CHOP him back down. Butcher drags Darby up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Kip. Kip stomps Darby, then taunts Sting. The ref reprimands Kip but that allows Blade to CHOKE Darby! Kip howls, tags Blade, and the mugging continues.
Blade brings Darby up to ROCK him with a forearm. Blade brings Darby around to whip him to ropes, to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Tag to Butcher, he stomps Darby, then ties up the legs. Darby throws hands from below, but Butcher still drags him into a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Darby endures, claws his way around, but even Penelope taunts him with shouting, “TAP! TAP!” Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby crawls towards his corner, only for Blade to swing him out into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Darby survives but Butcher tags Kip. Kip drags Darby up to wrench an arm and whip. Darby uses that to BLAST Butcher & Blade!
Kip runs in, blocks Darby’s boot and spins Darby around to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, but his knee jams! Darby crawls and scrambles, but Kip drags him back! Kip catches Darby, Blade trips Sting! Blade sends Sting into barriers! Darby sunset flips Kip, Kip stays up so Darby lets him go to hot tag Cassidy! Fans are thunderous as Cassidy eggs Kip on! Kip rushes Cassidy but gets a buckle bump! Cassidy goes up top, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! And kip up! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy gives Kip those “devastating” kicks! But then Butcher runs in to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Butcher brings Cassidy up. Butcher lifts but Cassidy fights the bomb! Blade gets in, they DRAG THE LAKE!! Kip covers, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Kip is furious! Kip howls, runs and CANNONBALLS! Fans boo but Kip soaks it all up. Kip is too busy having fun, he misses Cassidy tag STIIIIING! Sting walks up to give those same “devastating” kicks! Kip thinks it’s Cassidy, and turns around into quite the surprise. Sting “beats” his chest, Kip swings, but into a LARIAT! Sting really fires up, and he rallies on the Superbad Squad! Kip springboards, but Sting catches him! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Ford freaks out, Blade gets up and throws hands, but Sting doesn’t flinch! Butcher adds on, the 2v1 is too much and Kip gets free. But Darby returns to fire off on Butcher & Blade! Butcher blocks one, CLUBS Darby and then hoists Darby up. Darby BOOTS Blade, BITES Butcher’s hand, then runs to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Butcher & Blade bail out but Darby builds speed, into Kip’s body shot! Kip avoids Orange’s punch, to suplex, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Then Cassidy DIVES to take out Blade! Darby hops up to THROWBACK STUNNER on Kip, then he DIVES into Butcher!
Sting has Kip in the dragon sleeper, and fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting’s team wins!
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
A huge win for the unlikeliest of trios, and Cassidy adorns Sting with the sunglasses! As for Darby, he is looking at the Double or Nothing banner. The Relentless One wants at MJF and the gold, will he be living it up in Las Vegas?
AEW shares backstage footage from last week.
After having his “Re-Bar-Mitzvah” interrupted by Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, it was obvious Maxwell Jacob Friedman was mad. He curses up a storm, then says he is the world champion! But Darby Allin says the world title means much more than money and fame. It is him being him. And Jack Perry, for himself, his family, and everyone who supported him all this time, he is going to become champion on his own. Sammy says that the world title is his destiny! He said so since episode ONE of Dynamite that he is going to be world champion. But MJF says that’s not how it works! You don’t waltz up to the champ and call your shot, you EARN it!
MJF has beaten Darby, Sammy and JB once each in 1v1 competition in their AEW careers, and he tells them they have to become #1 contender. Good luck trying, because all three of them SUCK! Sammy says he’ll win as many matches as it takes to get that belt off MJF. JB says that you can check the record books. He’s already won more matches than any of them. Darby says he’s beaten Sammy and he’s beaten JB, so he will stop at nothing to make sure that MJF is no longer champion. Who of these three Young Pillars of AEW will be THE one that challenges MJF at Double or Nothing?
AEW takes a closer look at tonight’s main event dream match.
Excalibur narrates that, “In 2021, there was no one hotter in professional wrestling than Kenny Omega. Known as ‘The Belt Collector,’ Omega won championships around the world, including in Mexico, where he won the AAA Mega Championship. At the same time, El Hijo del Vikingo was quickly establishing himself as one of the premier luchadors in all of Mexico. A match was made for December 2021: Vikingo, Omega, for the first time ever for the AAA Mega Championship. Unfortunately, Omega’s injuries at Full Gear were so severe, they required surgery, keeping him out of action for nearly a year.
“Now, with Omega back at 100%, the dream match is on for tonight. Kenny Omega, El Hijo del Vikingo, live!” Who will come out as truly the best today?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Gunns VS Top Flight!
They may not be the Young Bucks, the Lucha Brothers or the Hardy Boyz, but Austin & Colten are the brother tag team reigning over AEW. But will they soon find out they are not nearly as good as they think they are? Or will the Gunns cause the Coldest Tag Team in the Game to melt down?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is really the better brother duo!
The teams sort out, Austin starts against Dante, and Independence taunts the “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin tunes that out, knuckle locks with Dante, and then he CHOPS! Austin goes up and up, but then says no no no. Austin hops down, swings on Dante, but misses! Dante knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Dante kips up and fans fire up! Austin tags Colten, but Dante arm-drags Colten down! Tag to Darius, the Martins double whip and speed things up, to then DROPKICK Colten down! Austin runs in, but into a DROPKICK! The Gunns regroup, but the Martins double clothesline them up and out!
Fans fire up as Dante says they’re getting those belts. The “ASS~ BOYS!” regroup and Colten slides back in. Tag to Austin, he and Dante circle again, and Austin gets around to shove Dante to ropes. Dante BLASTS Colten before the cheap shot! Dante then goes up and over Austin, only for Austin to pull hair! The ref reprimands, but misses Colten HOTSHOT Dante down! Fans boo as Austin stomps and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Austin whips Dante out of the ring, then taunts Darius to distract the ref. Colten stomps away on Dante! Colten puts Dante in before anyone notices, and Austin bumps Dante off buckles. Tag to Colten, he stomps Dante, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Colten stomps some more, he and Austin taunt Independence and Darius, then Colten drags Dante up. Colten DECKS Dante, then mocks the fans. Colten ROCKS Dante, ROCKS him again, then suplexes. Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martin brothers, drags Dante over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin, he stomps Dante now, then digs his boots in.
The ref reprimands but Austin mocks the fans rallying for Dante. Austin lets off and Colten CHOKES Dante! Colten lets off Dante before he gets caught, and Austin tags Colten in. Colten drags Dante up, whips him to ropes, and the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Colten stays between the Martins again, drags Dante up and whips him to the corner. Colten runs in but Dante dodges the splash! Austin tags in and hurries to stop Dante. Austin shoves Dante down, but Dante fakes Austin out to go under! Austin still grabs a leg, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns double back suplex! But Dante lands on his feet!
Dynamite returns to single picture, Dante goes over Austin, over Colten, and tags in Darius! Darius rallies on the Gunns and fans fire up! Darius hits an atomic drop on Austin, then LARIATS Colten! Mule kick for Austin, and Darius whips him at Colten. Austin reverses but Darius uses that to UPPERCUT Colten! Austin runs back in, but is sent into Colten! Darius uses Austin to get up and ENZIGURI Colten! Darius then GERMAN SUPLEXES Austin, and STANDING SPANISH FLIES Colten! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Darius drags Colten up. Tag to Dante, Top Flight double whip, but Colten ducks and tags Austin!
Darius leaps to CROSSBODY Colten! Austin runs in, but into a hall nelson SLAM! cover, TWO!! Dante keeps cool, he goes to the corner, but Colten grabs his leg! Dante kicks Colten away, Darius DIVES onto Colten to hit him into railing! Dante GAMANGIRIS Austin, goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, Colten breaks it!! Fans boo but Colten was within the rules. Wait, is that THE KINGDOM!? Mike Bennett & Matt Taven are mugging Darius over their ROH losses! But Dante FLIES out onto them! Direct hit and fans fire up! Dante hurries back up, springboards again, but Austin gets under!
Colten gets in, Dante runs into a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Fans boo that the Gunns win, but Darius is pissed at The Kingdom! Darius chases off Mike & Matt, will Top Flight get revenge in ROH? As for the Gunns, they hear FTR coming! Fans fire up again as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler step out on stage with mics in their hands! Colten gets a mic to have the FTR music stop. Colten says no one wants to hear that song and no one wants to see FTR. Fans boo because they disagree. FTR says they’re not here to fight. They’re here to talk business. Well, no one wants to hear you talk! The Gunns don’t like or respect FTR. And guess what? FTR are LOSERS! They lost three sets of belts, and lost to the Gunns!
There is nothing FTR can say or offer them to get a rematch. NOTHING! Nothing? So like, if they said they’ll never challenge the Gunns again for those titles should they lose- NO! Do you not hear what Austin is saying, “you hillbillies? NOTHING! There’s NOTHING! What do you have to offer?! NOTHING!!” Then if the Gunns wanna prove their first win wasn’t a fluke, should they win against FTR again, FTR will never tag together in AEW again. Oh, the break up? So heartbreaking! LOOK AT HIS FACE! NOTHING!! Okay, okay. Dax says if FTR can’t beat the Gunns to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships, FTR will just quit AEW.
Fans boo, but it seems that got through to the Gunns. If the Gunns beat FTR again, FTR leaves AEW forever? Yes, that’s what Dax said. Well, in that case, deal! The Gunns and FTR shake on it, but then Gunns literally spin in FTR’s faces! The Gunns run for it, but the match is coming either way. Will the “ASS~ BOYS!” get their asses kicked? Or will they be the team that banishes FTR from AEW?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Mark Sterling.
Renee Paquette is with the AEW TBS Champion, her Last Baddie Standing and her legal representation. Renee says that Taya Valkyrie is All Elite now, and she has her eye on the TBS title. What is Jade’s reaction to that? “Renee, cut the sh*t. We had this Taya girl come in and interrupt my moment to answer an open challenge that was already closed, baby girl. And then, had the audacity to use my finisher. Mark, tie this up.” Sterling has a document, it is a Cease & Desist order. This will be sent to Taya Valkyrie, telling Taya that she is no longer allowed to use the chicken wing facebuster, which is also Jade’s move, as her finisher.
Leila says that she should deliver this document to Taya personally, this Saturday on Rampage. Because she has a few words of her own for Taya. So that’s an official challenge? Yes. Welcome to #ThatBitchShow. Will La Wera Loca have a jaded response to this frivolous lawsuit?
No Disqualifications: Hook VS Stokely Hathaway!
An injured arm turned into a suspension turned into a settlement turned into a high stakes bet that The Firm lost, and now it has resulted in this match. And though Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey see Stokely off, they can’t stay per the stipulations of the bet. As the introduction says, “He’s not as large as the men he represents, he has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of an owl.” But will any of that help him defeat The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
As Hook makes his entrance, Stokely grabs the mic to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’ve got some breaking news! I spoke to Dr. Simpson (he means Sampson) earlier, and he said I am not medically cleared to compete. I know, I know. I wanted to so bad. And I would also, what a coinky-dink, announce that I am retiring.” What? Stokely thanks all 12 of his fands, God bless! Justin, here, doctor’s note. Make it official. Justin takes the note, and it reads, “He is SICK.” Justin says that with all due respect, that’s a receipt for Wingstop. The ref RIPS the receipt! And the bell rings! Fans fire up and Hook is ready, so Stokely bails!
Stokely runs around the ring, out to the crowd, but Hook pursues! Fans fire up as Hook chases Stokely down, drags him back, CLUBS him, then brings him over to KNEE and TOSS! Stokely ends up at ringside again and fans are thunderous! Hook stalks Stokely, Stokely runs in to UPPERCUT, but Stokely bounces off of Hook! Stokely scurries away, gets back up, and runs in, but into a leg capture! EL CAMINO to the floor! Fans fire up as Hook drags Stokely up, puts him in the ring, and then looks under the ring. Fans fire up more, because here comes a SPARE GUARD RAIL! Hook puts that in the ring while the Firm can only watch.
Hardy tries to calm the group down, Stokely can take care of himself with things getting “hardcore.” Ethan says no he can’t, they didn’t practice any of the hardcore stuff! Stokely bails out again but Hook puts the railing in a corner. Hook drags Stokely up but Stokely BLASTS Hook with the fire extinguisher! Fans boo but Stokely gets a chair! Stokely smacks the steps a couple times, he says, “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me! That’s Tupac.” Stokely hurries in, fans rally up, and Stokely swings, but Hook blocks! Hook BOOTS Stokely, then SMACKS him on the back! And again! And again! And again!
Hook throws the chair aside, Stokely is barely moving! But Hook drags Stokely up to EL CAMINO onto the railing! The railing BENDS! Hook drags Stokely off the railing, covers, but then pulls him up at TWO! Hook wants REDRUM!!! Stokely is OUT, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
The FTW Champion could’ve ended it sooner, but he chose to teach Stokely a lesson: Do not get on Hook’s bad side. Hardy says Ethan must avenge Stokely! Ethan can beat Hook! Hardy is gonna get a match made right now! All Ego is ready, but will he be ready when they #SendHook?
Adam Cole is here!
Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring. Naturally, everyone joins in on the “BOOM!” and “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic and says, “Wow. Hey, hey, I think I know the answer to this, but who’s ready for Storytime with Adam Cole, baybay?” Everyone cheers! Cole continues with, “Seven days. We are just seven days away from me making my in-ring return here in AEW. And listen, I know I’ve talked a ton about my struggles and what I went through, but as far as how I’m feeling right now? Guys, I feel freaking great. I have never been more ready, never been more prepared, to get back in this ring, doing what I love, and that is wrestle for AEW.”
Fans are fired up, and Cole knows everyone has questions. “The biggest one being: Who is my opponent going to be on March 29th?” Fans echo, “Who? Who? Who?” Cole starts to speak, but here comes Daniel Garcia! Fans boo as Red Death has the mic to say, “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Who’s ready for Storytime with Daniel Garcia, baybay?” Garcia knows Cole’s been gone awhile, so here’s an update on a few things. Fans tell Garcia to STFU already but Garcia says since Cole’s been gone, Garcia’s become a real veteran in AEW. All the boys in the back respect him so much that he is a locker room leader!
Fans boo more but Garcia says as locker room leader, it is his duty to come out here to not only welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. Garcia says Cole may not remember, but here’s an update on what Garcia’s been doing the last nine months while Cole was home, “playing stupid video games on Twitch.” Cole smirks but allows it. Brody King: beat him! Ricky Starks: beat him! Bryan Danielson: Garcia beat him, too. Garcia’s main-evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else on the roster! Garcia is the lifeblood that pumps through this company. And he’s to respect Cole? To welcome Cole back? Where’s Garcia’s warm welcome?
Where is Garcia’s respect when he’s been here, been doing this, and proved himself as one of the best pro-wrest- Oops. Freudian slip there? Garcia corrects himself, “Sports entertainers on the planet today!” That’s what Garcia is! So what makes Cole so special? “What makes me special? When they ring the freakin’ bell, that’s what makes me special! That’s what makes m e special.” Cole admits he likes Garcia. Garcia is really, really good. And some day, he could be leading the charge in AEW. The problem is the company he keeps.
“The Jericho Appreciation Society, they’ve done a great job of giving you this false sense of security. This overconfidence, which sometimes is good, and sometimes is bad. But let me remind you, even me not wrestling for nine months, I am still Adam Cole Baybay. I am a multi-time world champion. I have traveled the globe, fought and beat some of the very best! As a matter of fact, while I was sitting at home for nine months, I was wondering if I’d ever get the chance to wrestle again, hoping, praying, willing to do anything for a second chance. And looks like I found that second chance.”
Fans fire up and Cole says if Garcia is crazy enough to want the match, then dammit, he’s on! Adam Cole VS Daniel Garcia, first-time-ever, next week on Dynamite! But Cole will remind Garcia of something: “This is not just my return match; this is a statement. It’s a statement to the entire locker room that one of the best damn pro-wrestlers on the planet is BACK, baybay.” Fans are fired up for “ADAM COLE! ADAM COLE!” Cole hopes Garcia realizes what he’ sin for. Because Cole promises next week will be a great night. A great night for Cole, for the fans, but for Garcia… Not so much. “See you next week, Garcia. BOOM.”
Cole is ready, Garcia is ready, but will the Dragonslayer stay a great sports enner-tay-ners? Or will the pro-wrestler in him rise to the surface against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers alive today?
Alex Marvez is outside The Elite’s locker room.
Marvez can hear a conversation going on inside, and he steps inside. Callis and Omega are talking, and Callis wants Marvez to hold on. What is Omega’s concern here? Omega’s concern is that his best friends left in an ambulance! He should’ve gone with them! Callis says he sent Cutler and Nakazawa with them. Omega has a match tonight! Hear Callis out. He’s a glass half full kind of guy. Injuries happen, but hear him out. The Bucks going to the hospital might’ve been the best thing for Omega and Callis. It allows for focus! Omega is in a singles match, the God of Pro-Wrestling is back! “Those kids will be fine in a few months.”
Callis now has Marvez join in. “Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo is gonna blow the roof off! The God of Pro-Wrestling is BACK, and it starts tonight on Dynamite! Now get out.” Marvez throws this back to ringside, but is Callis only thinking of his benefit, not Kenny’s?
Jon Moxley w/ The Blackpool Combat Club VS Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order!
The Maniac, along with Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, have torn into the Dark Order from Silver to Reynolds to Evil Uno. They did all that to anger Hangman Page, but they’ve also angered #PlayerTwo! Moxley may be #ForgedByCombat, but will he survive someone born and bred for combat?
The bell rings and Stu RAMS Moxley into a corner! Fans fire up as Stu fires off on Moxley but lets off as the ref counts. Moxley turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Moxley pie faces Stu, but Stu turns things around to CHOP back! Stu stalks Moxley to another corner, KNEES him and CLUBS him, then stalks him to a third corner. Moxley kicks low, ROCKS Stu with a forearm, then another, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Moxley steps off at 4, then Moxley drags Stu up to headlock takeover. Stu keeps his shoulders up, the Dark Order coaches him up but Moxley gets a knuckle lock cover. TWO as Stu gets his left arm up.
Moxley pushes the hand down, covers, TWO as Stu gets the right arm up. Moxley pushes that arm down again, covers, ONE as Stu gets his left arm back up. Stu fights to his feet but Moxley kicks low. Moxley headlocks, Stu powers out but Moxley RAMS him! Moxley runs, but Stu RAMS him! Moxley runs in, clips Stu but is sent out of the ring. Stu hurries out after Moxley, Moxley throws a chair! Stu avoids it, ROCKS Moxley and puts him in the ring. Moxley kicks back, but Stu RANAS! Stu fires forearms, CHOPS Moxley in the corner, then throws knees. Stu whips corner to corner, Moxley reverses and avoids the up ‘n’ over!
Moxley reels Stu in for a SAIDO! Stu staggers up but then flops out to the apron. Moxley runs to BLAST Stu off and to the barriers! Moxley flips Stu off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Yuta & Claudio taunt Stu as the ring count climbs. The Dark Order coaches Stu up and he gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Moxley is right on him. Stu throws a forearm, then another, and another, and another! But Moxley ROCKS Stu with just one! Stu falls over and Claudio yawns. It seems this isn’t competitive enough for the Swiss Superman. Moxley has the legs, he stomps Stu in the stomach, then ties the legs up. But Stu fights back with fists! Moxley still powers Stu into the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Stu endures as Moxley sits deep, and he reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley drags Stu up to CHOP, but Stu CHOPS back! Stu fires forearms, whips, and DROPKICKS Moxley! Moxley goes to a corner, Stu is after hm with a whip, but Moxley reverses to clothesline! Moxley then brings Stu out to X-PLEX! Moxley paces around, the BCC applauds, but the Dark Order coaches Stu. Moxley reels Stu in, lifts him, and hooks the legs to hit the GOTCH PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Stu is still in this, but Moxley has the knuckle locks back. Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley rains down the DRAGON STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Stu hangs tough again, but Moxley just taunts him.
Fans rally, Stu rises, and Moxley KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Moxley eggs Stu on, then KICKS him more! Moxley SLAPS Stu! Stu snarls and stands up to fire off forearms! Stu whips, Moxley reverses but Stu CLOBBERS him! Stu dodges, tilt-o-whirls and REVERSE DDTS! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up as Stu gives Moxley a taste of his own medicine! And then the SIDE EFFECT! SPRINGBOARD MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and Stu grows frustrated. Stu hurries up a corner, but Yuta distracts! Fans boo but the Dark Order storm up on the BCC!
Stu decides to change course, he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto Yuta & Claudio! But Moxley DIVES onto Stu! Moxley puts Stu in the ring, hurries after him, but Stu BOOTS Moxley down! Stu hurries back up top, for the 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again and Stu is shocked! But Stu slashes the throat and drags Moxley up. Torture rack, but Moxley slips off right into the BULLY CHOKE!! Stu endures, but he’s turning red! Moxley shifts to the facelock to throw in KNEE after KNEE! Then he shifts to the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Stu fights up to his feet! Fans fire up but Stu is fading again!
But Stu is still on his feet, and he revives! BACKPACK CANNONBALL!! Both men crash into buckles and Stu is free! Fans are thunderous again and Moxley sputters back to his feet. Moxley brings Stu up, but Stu slips out of the underhooks! PELE!! Moxley falls down and the BCC coach him up. Stu goes back to a corner, climbs back up top, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs, CLUBS away on Stu, then CLAWS Stu’s back. Moxley HEADBUTTS Stu, brings him up into underhooks! SUPER DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Dark Order hurry into the ring and Moxley backs off, there won’t be any extracurriculars here. But will the Dark Order ever get payback on the mean SOBs in the BCC?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
Renee says she can feel the frustration coming off The Absolute. The back ‘n’ forth with him and Juice Robinson, where do they stand? You tell him! Starks is “sick and tired of talking back and forth. No action, all talk.” Starks doesn’t wanna stand around, take time off his vacation, just to say Juice, he doesn’t like that you attacked him from behind. That’s cool and all, but whatever! How about this, though? Saturday Night Rampage, Starks is done talking. If Juice wants to face him man to man, then he can find Starks on Rampage! If not, just stop! Starks is over it, he is so sick of it! This is the craziest thing he’s been a part of his whole life!
Starks is issuing the open challenge to Juice. If Juice accepts it or not, is a man or not, Starks doesn’t give a damn anymore. The Absolute will be waiting, but will the Booster oblige?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV!
QT Marshall says great job last week in their debut, keep the “credibility train” rolling. CHOO-CHOO~! He needs scoops! Harley Cameron says she actually has discovered a “hot new prospect.” Goes by the name of Rey Fenix. And actually, here’s some footage. Hobbs POUNCING Fenix into buckles int heir TNT title match, and the spinebuster, and the Town Business. Everyone has a laugh, and QT says, “Imagine being in the Lucha Brothers, and your own lucha brother doesn’t come out to help you.” Aaron Solo says there is definitely some miedo! Then he laughs while also puffing mouth spray…?
QT asks who the hecc is Alex Abrahantes? Harley says Alex should work on his “character development.” Speaking of, how about Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and freezing all of his accounts? Oopsie~! Yeah, Wardlow’s gonna lose his house and car, too! And Solo hacked into some observer’s accounts, started this whole thing about hotels. HAHA! QT just got a call from Hobbs. This Saturday on Rampage, another Open Challenge for the TNT title! Can’t wait to see who is the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Well, wait no longer! PENTA wants payback for Fenix as he answers the call! Will Hobbs be the one with some fear?
Toni Storm w/ The Outcasts VS Skye Blue!
The Lightning From Down Under has been striking down “spoiled rookies” again and again, but in the Dark. Will she do so again in the spotlight of Dynamite? Or will Skye roll the Storm away?
The bell rings and Storm BLASTS Skye with a forearm! Then she stomps a mudhole into Skye in the corner! The ref counts, Storm lets off but she grins and soaks up the heat. Soho & Saraya mock Skye, then Storm bumps her off buckles., Skye elbows back, fires forearms in return, and the fans fire up! But Storm knees low! Storm whips Skye, Skye kicks back! Skye ROCKS Storm again and again, but Storm shoves her away. Skye comes back, spins Storm for a KNEE SMASH and a DROPKICK! Storm bails out, fans fire up and Skye goes to the apron! FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye but Saraya is mad.
Skye puts Storm in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Storm ROCKS her! Skye falls to the apron, then Storm HIP ATTACKS Skye to the floor! Storm distracts the ref, allowing Soho & Saraya to stomp away on Skye! Fans boo but the Outcasts get away with it! Saraya says, “This is OUR house!” Storm goes out to fetch Skye, and RAMS her into the apron. Storm CHOPS Skye against the post, then bumps her off the other. Storm CHOPS Skye again! Saraya says do it again! Storm puts some stank on this one, but Skye ducks, so the chop hits POST! Saraya & Soho panic as Storm clutches her fingers! Skye then runs in, but Storm dodges so Soho gets DECKED!
Storm CLOBBERS Skye from behind while the ring count climbs. Storm refreshes the ring count, Saraya shouts at Skye, and Storm CHOPS Skye again. Storm stalks Skye around the way as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Skye around to snap suplex her to the floor! Storm flexes, perhaps taunting Jamie Hayter wherever she’s watching this from, and then she goes back for Skye. Storm puts Skye in the ring, flexes more, then drags Skye up. Storm whips Skye to ropes, BOOTS her down, covers, ONE! Cover again, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Skye is still in this but Storm clamps on with a full nelson. Storm leans on the hold, thrashes Skye around, but Skye endures. Skye fights up, but Storm throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm just stalks Skye. Storm kicks Skye around, has her in the corner, and digs her boot in.
The ref counts, Storm stomps but lets off at 4. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex! Storm grins then stalks Skye. Storm drags Skye up to snap suplex again! Storm flexes more, stalks Skye to another corner, then wrenches her hair to TOSS her across the way! The ref reprimands but Storm just wrenches hair and TOSSES Skye again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm soaks up the heat. But Skye shoves Storm down! And then TOSSES Storm by her hair! And again! Skye fires up, runs corner to corner, but Storm puts her on the apron. Skye ROUNDHOUSES! Skye climbs up, to CROSSBODY!
Fans fire up, Skye keeps moving, she ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Storm ends up on ropes, Skye runs to SHINING WIZARD! Snapmare and SUPER- NO, Storm blocks and spins Skye, but Skye BASEMENT ENZIGURIS! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Skye grows frustrated. Saraya & Soho are also frustrated, they rally for Storm but the fans rally for Skye. Saraya tells the fans to shut up! Skye runs, hops on, but Storm shrugs her off! Skye SUPERKICKS! Skye runs, into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then she snarls as she stands back up. Storm gets the legs, but Skye kicks her away!
Skye runs in, only for Storm to spin her around! Storm uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and fans fire up! Saraya is furious but the ref says the count was fair. Skye goes to a corner but Storm says kiss this. SWEET HIP- NO, Skye picks the ankle! Skye KNEES Storm, runs, avoids Soho’s swipe, and she hits CODE BLUE!! But Soho is still distracting the ref!! Skye would’ve had this if not for Soho! Skye gets in Soho’s face, swings at her, but Storm runs in! Skye sends Storm into Soho, rolls and bridges, TWO!!! Storm stands, into a BOOT! Skye full nelsons, Storm arm-drags free to SHOTGUN Skye down!
Saraya says Storm has this now! Storm says kiss this, and here comes SWEET HIP MUSIC!! GERMAN SUPLEX, and then STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Outcasts with the assist, but now they bring out the spray paint! Fans boo as the Outcast scare off the ref, then surround Skye! But here comes Riho and Willow! Just like last week, Riho has the pipe!! Riho runs the Outcast off and warns them. The Outcasts leave for now, having gotten the win. Will Riho, Willow and Skye start thinking of sticking together from now on?
The AEW medical staff checks on Stu Grayson.
They’re working on his left arm, where did they feel it pop? But then Moxley sneaks up to say, “It’s just business.” And he puts on the SLEEPER!! Claudio & Yuta TOSS the medics aside! Stu is all alone as Moxley chokes him out, then SMACKS him off a trunk! The BCC give Stu the icepack back then leave, what will Hangman & the Dark Order have to say about this?
Kenny Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo!
The AAA Mega Championship match that was meant to happen in December of 2021 was denied because of injury and misfortune. But now we are all fortunate enough to have this match happen here! “HE was the longest reigning Mega Champion at 765 days, 292 days more than El Hijo del Vikingo. HE never lost that title. HE is undefeated in singles matches in Mexico and also on Dynamite. Many people say HE is also undefeated at life. HE is often complimented on his accomplishments, matches, chiseled physique and hair, yet he is personally proud of his win-loss record in Independence, Missouri, which is better than his record of 1-1 in… NOOOORTH CAROLINA~!
“He arrives tonight after his 833 mile journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Weighing 224 pounds, HE is…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The fans go wild for the Cleaner, the Best Bout Machine, and Don Callis’ God of Pro-Wrestling, but will Omega prove he is better than the Mega Champion?
But as Omega makes his way down the ramp, El Hijo del Vikingo DIVES onto him! Fans fire up, EHDV throws off his cape, then he runs again, to FLY! Direct hit again and Independence is thunderous! EHDV puts Omega in the ring, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Omega ends up in a corner, EHDV runs in to clothesline! EHDV fires off forearms, but Omega turns it around to fire them back! The ref wants them to let off, this isn’t a match yet! Omega rains down fists, lets off, and now the bell rings! Fans are thunderous as Omega stomps EHDV down. Omega drags EHDV up, whips him corner to corner, but EHDV slips out to the apron!
Omega hits buckles, then EHDV ENZIGURIS! And GAMANGIRIS! EHDV climbs up, and jumps to IMPOLODER DRAGONRANA! Omega goes flying, then staggers up into the SCREW HIGH KICK! Omega’s on the ropes, EHDV runs to DOUBLE KNEE him through the ropes! Omega falls to the floor, EHDV refreshes the count, and fans say “This is Awesome!” EHDV SHOOTING STAR PRESSES to the floor! A bit double-edged, but fans lose their minds! Callis protests, the ring count climbs, but EHDV puts Omega in the ring. EHDV aims, slingshots and then springboards to 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Omega goes to a corner, EHDV runs in to GAMANGIRI again! Omega staggers away, EHDV pursues but Omega CHOPS! And CHOPS again! EHDV falls over but Omega stalks him to a corner. Omega brings EHDV up to JAB! And JAB! fans rally and duel, Omega drags EHDV up to whip. Omega scoops EHDV for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega drags EHDV back up fast, to fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough and Omega is frustrated but the fans are loving this. Omega stalks EHDV to the ropes, scrapes him to the apron, and then Omega goes out to follow EHDV.
Omega CLUBS EHDV, and whips him hard into barriers! EHDV falls in a heap, but Omega goes looking under the ring. Omega brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up for that, and Omega stands that table up near the ring. The ref reprimands, this isn’t a Tables match or anything like that. But fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Omega drags EHDV up, puts him in the ring, and Omega storms up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Omega clamps on with an armlock and chinbar, but he also fishhooks EHDV’s face! The ref reprimands, Omega lets off, but then pulls on EHDV’s hair! The ref counts but Omega lets off at 4. Omega looms over EHDV, stomps him, stomps him more, then springboard stomps! Omega drags EHDV around to KNEE him in the side! And again! Cover, TWO! EHDV hangs tough but Omega just snarls. Omega drags EHDV up to CHOP him back down! Omega drags EHDV up again to CLUB him back down!
Omega drags EHDV up at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right hand, then ROCKS him again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands and counts, Omega lets off, but then Omega CHOKES EHDV with his foot! Dynamite returns, the fans boo and the ref counts, but Omega lets off at 4 again. Omega ROCKS EHDV again, JABS him, then whips him to ropes. EHDV ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Omega goes to the apron, fans fire up as EHDV pursues! EHDV ROCKS Omega, but Omega tomahawk chops back! EHDV CHOPS, but Omega CHOPS! EHDV CHOPS back, so Omega BOOTS him! Omega runs in, goes up, and he MONKEY FLIPS EHDV on the apron!
EHDV falls to the floor while fans lose minds over how tight that one was. Omega drags EHDV up to the apron, and he grins as he looks at the table he set up. Omega drags EHDV up, the ref reprimands but Omega full nelsons! EHDV slips free to GAMANGIRI again! EHDV goes up top, balances on the post, and FLYING DRAGONRANAS!! Fans are thunderous as Omega hits the floor! Omega flounders into the ring, EHDV shoves him further in. Fans say “This is Awesome!” as both men go to corners. EHDV runs corner to corner to clothesline! EHDV hoists Omega up top, and GAMANGIRIS yet again!
EHDV climbs up after Omega, fans fire up again as they start to brawl! Omega HEADBUTTS, reels EHDV in, and SUPER POWER- STEINER!!! EHDV reverses just in time, Omega clutches his head! EHDV goes to the ropes, stands from the middle and PHOENIX SPLASHES in!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Omega survives by nanoseconds!! Independence is electric as both men rise up! They hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow! EHDV throws a forearm, a SOBAT, and then he runs to springboard, into a POWERBOMB!! And then another POWERBOMB! Roll through and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Omega is furious as EHDV survives! Omega slashes his throat, drags EHDV up, and he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega snarls, he puts EHDV on the ropes and takes aim. BANG and V-TRIGGER!! But that’s not the end of it! Omega drags EHDV up, deadweight as he is, and Electric Chair Lifts! But EHDV throws down fists! EHDV hops down, UPPERCUTS, then goes up and up to FLYING POISON-RANA!!! Omega tumbles to the apron, and EHDV crawls over to push him onto the table! EHDV builds speed while fans fire up, and he goes up to ESCALARA 630 SENTON through the table!!!!
Independence is volcanic for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Callis is freaking out! Both men are down in the wreckage as the ring count starts. EHDV crawls away at 3 of 10, Omega finally stirs at 4. Both men drag themselves up at 6, stand at “OCHO!” And both men slide in at 9! EHDV covers, TWO!!! Omega is still in this and EHDV is beside himself! Fans rally up, both men rise again, and EHDV throws a haymaker! Omega gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! They go forearm for forearm, stand up, and keep throwing shots! EHDV gets the edge, SOBATS, runs, into a V-TRIGGER!!
Omega whips, EHDV rolls up and SUNSET FLIP BOMBS! TWO?!?!? Omega narrowly escapes again and even HE is shocked! But EHDV hurries to a corner and climbs up top! Omega flounders in the drop zone, EHDV 630 SENTONS but FLOPS as Omega moves!! EHDV flounders up, into a V-TRIGGER!!! Omega drags EHDV up, Electric Chair Lifts, ONE WINGED ANGEL!!!! Cover, OMEGA WINS!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
This was a dream match the moment it was made, but this became an all-time classic by the end! Tony Schiavone joins Callis and Omega in the ring to say this was an incredible match. Omega is back in singles competition, and that was one for the ages! Omega thanks Schiavone for that. The more time goes by, the more he wonders if he can still do this kind of stuff for the fans. Wait, wait! THE BCC JUMPS OMEGA!! Moxley, Claudio & Yuta all mug Omega, and fans boo while Callis can only shout at the ref to stop this! The BCC stand Omega up so they can throw body shots and haymakers!
Fans continue to boo, but wait! Sirens? An ambulance has returned? For who? Wait, HANGMAN is driving it!! The Cowboy has a 2×4, with nails in it! Fans are going nuts for “COWBOY SH*T!” while the BCC stomp away on Omega. But here comes Hangman, wood in hand! The BCC decide to bail! Callis checks on Omega but the damage has been done. Hangman wants Moxley to get his ass back in here, but he stays back. Callis tries to calm Hangman down, but he almost gets 2×4 to the face! Callis keeps pulling at Hangman’s arm to hold him back, but Hangman shakes free and Callis falls right down! Omega comes to, and misunderstands why Callis is down!
Callis blames Hangman but Hangman says he didn’t do anything to Don! Omega and Hangman argue, Callis cowers behind Omega, and Omega takes Callis’ side. Fans boo, but is this just Callis keeping Omega all to himself?
A great episode of Dynamite, but it already feels like they’re gonna keep things going until Double or Nothing, no big thing for April. We got a great promo out of the Four Young Pillars, and MJF is making the other three run the #1 contender race like he did Bryan Danielson from now until, I dunno, probably May 3rd so that May can focus on building MJF VS his challenger. Hard to say who it’ll be, but Darby’s off to a good start with that great Six Man Tag. Darby, Sting and Cassidy made an eclectic but great combination, especially with Sting borrowing some Freshly Squeezed tactics. And Cassidy’s International Championship card is open to just about anyone at this point.
Really good tag title match, but I should’ve figured shenanigans would help The Gunns retain. The Kingdom and Top Flight are solidly ROH Tag title contenders with #ReachForTheSky needing teams. Plus, The Gunns’ real story is with FTR, who came back to have a really good promo with them. Gunns VS FTR, Titles VS AEW contracts could honestly go either way. There’s a lot of talk out there of FTR going back to WWE since it’s under HHH right now, so this move could be how FTR exits AEW, but this could also be what guarantees FTR staying. Either way, this is going to be some really big stuff for the titles.
Good promo from Jade and her group, and you do have to appreciate Sterling’s gimmick of bringing about frivolous lawsuits on behalf of people to poke fun at wrestling tropes. The security guards finally got justice, even though they also got crushed by Wardlow, and now finishers that are exactly the same but with different names are being questioned. Pretty sure Leila loses the match and Taya tears up that document, though. Then it’ll be about who hits the chicken wing facebuster first to win that title. Jade has done an amazing job being an undefeated inaugural TBS Champion, but now is the time to move on to someone else so Jade can move on to the top title.
Great segment out of Hook, Stokely and The Firm. Great show from Stokely with trying to weasel out of this, then trying to run away from this, but of course he gets thrown around. Awesome use of spare guard railing, though. I figured Hook VS Ethan was going to be how this wraps up, can’t wait to see how that goes. And I appreciate Starks getting a little meta on the bad pacing of feuds. Starks VS Juice for Rampage, if it happens, will be great stuff, and maybe shenanigans helps Juice win to keep this going. Though, I feel like Starks and Juice could each be doing something better than spinning their wheels with each other. Give me Starks VS Hobbs and Orange VS Juice for those respective titles.
Speaking of which, only the second QTV segment and I’m just done with it. But they did point out the weird logic of Penta not being out there with Fenix last week. Penta VS Hobbs will probably go the same as Fenix VS Hobbs did, and Wardlow will come back for revenge. Also, another wrestling trope that needs poking at: Solo confessed to illegal activities but he won’t get investigated or arrested because it’s wrestling. If Sterling were a Face lawyer, he’d be right on Solo’s ass. But maybe Wardlow beats the crap out of Solo as his punishment, then he gets his shot at Hobbs at Double or Nothing to put this story to rest.
Great promo from Cole and Garcia, and I appreciate they had Garcia have that slip of the tongue. Garcia is of course enjoying the fun side of being a sports entertainer, showing off his personality and just doing whatever shenanigans he wants, but he also clearly enjoys the pro-wrestling stuff of just fighting. Garcia VS Cole is going to be awesome stuff, but Garcia and the JAS also have their story with the House of Black so who knows how the finish goes. Great match out of Storm VS Skye, and Skye looked great even in defeat. Another inconsistency in wrestling logic: Riho & Willow should’ve been ringside to start because they know The Outcasts will be up to no good. But I suppose that does give Riho & Willow their moment of heroism in running the Outcasts off.
I bring up that inconsistency in logic because that match was after Moxley VS Grayson, where both men had their allies ringside. The men can think to bring their boys but the women’s division can’t think to bring their friends along, when we’ve also always seen Britt have Rebel and/or Hayter and vice-versa? Anyway, great stuff out of Moxley VS Grayson, and Grayson also looked awesome even in defeat. The BCC apparently went after everyone Hangman considers a friend, as the Bucks were taken out off-camera by them, and then the BCC jump Grayson.
And then, for being a non-title TV main event, Omega VS El Hijo del Vikingo went above and beyond anything I would’ve expected. There were some scary moments, like that Super Steiner counter to the powerbomb. But then again, it wouldn’t feel like an AAA match if there wasn’t some risk like that. BCC jumping Omega after he wins was a good way to keep the Elite reunion story going, but now there’s the new wrinkle of Don Callis wanting Omega to stay a singles star. To be fair, this is very much like the story of Callis, Omega and The Elite when AEW first got started. Callis wants Omega to return to that Omega, and he throws Hangman under the bus.
Another pro-wrestling logic thing is that no one watches the show back when it’s done, unless it helps the story. And I would hope Omega does that here to see what really happened as opposed to just trusting Callis and distrusting Omega. Or if not Omega, the Bucks can. The Bucks will have seen it on TV at the hospital (kayfabe) and The Bucks will tell Omega that Hangman didn’t hit Callis. Callis is also trying to recruit Konosuke, so it’d be great if Callis only comes out of this with one client. If Omega realizes not to trust Callis over The Elite, then Callis and Konosuke can stick together. If Omega still keeps Callis around, Konosuke can reject Callis to stay his own man.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/21/23)
Toni Storm gets Dark!
AEW Dark is on #ToniTime!
The Outcasts have drawn a line in the AEW Women’s Division, and are daring everyone else to cross it! Will Toni Storm strike down another “entitled rookie?”
- Juice Robinson VS Leon Ruffin; Juice wins.
- Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey; Leila wins.
- The Iron Savages VS The Wingmen; The Iron Savages win.
- The Renegades VS Avery Breaux & Mafiosa; The Renegades win.
- Toni Storm VS Billie Starkz; Storm wins.
Another surprisingly short line-up for Dark, with a couple matches that could go either way. The Iron Savages, formerly Bear Country, and the Wingmen will be a good one, but I’m leaning towards Bronson & Boulder winning that. Kiera Hogan VS Leila Grey, former Baddie taking on Jade’s last sidekick standing, could also go either way, but I’m leaning towards Kiera. But it’ll be good to see Robyn & Charlette Renegade get a win here to build that unofficial Women’s Tag Division AEW has.
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