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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (12/31/19)

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Celebrate with an All Elite Year in Review!

This year was truly DYNAMITE! Look back on the year that was defined by All Elite Wrestling and relive the biggest moments of 2019!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez welcome us to the Best of Dynamite!

It was a great inaugural year of AEW, especially Dynamite on TNT. It was a year of firsts, naturally, with inaugural AEW World, Women’s World and World Tag Team Champions being crowned. But to kick it off, it is the very first match on the very first episode of Dynamite!

AEW Dynamite Premiere, 10/2/19 – Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes VS Sammy Guevara!

The American Nightmare got this dream going, and now he opens the first episode of AEW TV. The Panda heard that Cody sees his “potential,” but Cody will see Sammy’s reality. Cody won’t let the young upstart upstage him, but can he focus on Sammy with the AEW World Championship match on the horizon? Or is he going to see that Sammy really is #TheBestEver?

AEW takes the action very seriously, so this match gets a 20 minute time limit. Cody makes his entrance with his wife and fans are already on fire! Cody and Washington DC revel in the history being made before Sammy makes his entrance. The bell rings and the premiere’s opening match begins!

Cody and Sammy circle fast then tie up. They go around and on the ropes, but Cody lets up. Sammy wants Cody to bring it, but DC says “Sammy Sucks!” Sammy headlocks Cody but Cody powers out. Things speed up and Sammy shows off his agility to then tackle Cody. Cody gets out, Sammy hops over the sweep, then he rolls Cody to another cover. They end up in ropes so Sammy lets up and Cody bails out. Fans cheer and Cody joins in. Cody gets in while Sammy shows off and even taunts Cody. Sammy tells Brandi to hush but tries to sucker superkick Cody! Cody gets back and applauds the tricks, but comes back to tie up with Sammy. Cody waistlocks, Sammy standing switches, but Cody elbows out. Cody runs but Sammy leaps over and over to dropkick! And kip up to a somersault moonsault! Cover, ONE!

Sammy keeps on Cody with a facelock, but Cody fights up as Sammy shifts to an armlock. Cody pries free and headlocks to a takeover. Fans cheer as Cody cranks on Sammy’s head. Sammy endures and gets up, then powers out. Cody shoulders Sammy down but Sammy kips right up, to SLAP Cody! Cody kicks and Rhodes Uppercuts Sammy back! Cody runs corner to corner but Sammy dodges. Sammy runs in, Cody goes up and over to get the powerslam! Cover, ONE! Cody is annoyed but he won’t let up. He turns Sammy over and steps through to get the leg, for the Figure Four! Fans “WOO~” as Sammy endures, but Cody puts as much pressure as he can. Sammy reaches but Cody rolls him away! Sammy goes to the other ropes for the ropebreak! Code lets up but comes right back to get an arm. He wrenches Sammy and then gives a shoulder breaker!

Fans rally for Cody, but perhaps some are cheering for Sammy? Cody clubs away on Sammy’s arm but Sammy chops! So Cody CHOPS and CHOPS Sammy! Sammy CHOPS back, but Cody just CHOPS again! Cody drags Sammy out of the corner to suplex, and hold him there for a count of 12! Cody covers, TWO! Cody keeps his cool, since he does have the cocky Sammy down. Cody gets some push-ups in! Cody drags Sammy up but Sammy swings. Cody dodges, but Sammy dodges to heel kick! Sammy runs, but Cody follows, springboard CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives but Cody tries another cover, TWO! Cody’s Oscut- Er, American Nightmare Cutter… didn’t do it, but Cody dares Sammy to come up. Cody brings Sammy up and throws him out. Sammy kicks back, then springboards in, for a cutter of his own! Cover, TWO! The Guevara Cutter didn’t do it, either, and this match continues.

Fans rally up and Cody gets to his feet. Sammy goes at Cody in the corner, shoulder tackle and big enziguri! Cody staggers but BOOTS Sammy down! Brandi laughs at silly Sammy, then Cody runs to build speed. Sammy uses Brandi as a shield as Cody DIVES! Cody wipes out his wife! Fans boo Sammy’s cheap tactics but Cody worries about getting his wife to her feet. Brandi says she’s fine so Cody goes at Sammy. Sammy rams Cody into the post! Fans tell Sammy what they think of him but Sammy just climbs up top. Sammy adjusts and MOONSAULTS, but lands on his feet as Cody moves! Sammy moonsaults again, but Cody still evades, but the Shooting Star hits! Cover, TWO! Cody made Sammy do a lot of work for that one, and Sammy grows frustrated.

Sammy drags Cody up, torture rack but Cody slips out. Cody drop toeholds Sammy onto ropes, and Brandi SMASHES Sammy with a heel! Beautiful Disaster Kick! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives the Rhodes’ teamwork as a couple! The 10 minute mark passes and Cody drags Sammy up. Sammy is dead weight but Cody still gets him up top and backwards. Cody climbs up and has Sammy in a dragon sleeper, INVERTED SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!? Sammy survives and frustrates Cody, but DC is loving this opening match! Cody fires up with the fans as he drags Sammy up. Cody has Sammy in the inverted chicken wings and lifts him up, but Sammy slips out to shove Cody at a corner.

Cody elbows back, then climbs up top, but Sammy jumps up! And has Cody in a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Sammy is shocked! This is what the opener means to Cody! Sammy climbs up, takes aim, SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Cradle cover, Cody wins!!

Winner: Cody, by pinfall

Cody’s win sets the bar for the brand! Cody gives a fan a free souvenir as he tosses that AEW on TNT branded weight belt to the crowd, because he can surely get another.

 

AEW Dynamite Episode 9, 11/27/19 – Kenny Omega VS PAC!

The Best Bout Machine was bested by The Bastard the last time AEW was in Chicago, so that is a loss he is looking to redeem. Will Omega beat the #1 ranked male in AEW to make big leaps towards the AEW World title?

The bell rings and fans are fired up already! Omega and Pac circle, tie up, and go around to a corner. Pac has Omega on the ropes but the ref calls for the break. Pac lets up, to shove Omega. Omega shoves back, then kicks and headlocks. Pac powers out but Omega runs him over. Omega runs, Pac drops down and then leaps over. Things keep moving, Pac leaps but Omega runs and slides to dropkick a leg out! Omega runs for the Kotaru Krusher, but Pac handsprings through! But Omega just saw this with Jack Evans on AEW Dark, so he full nelsons for a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Omega drags Pac up, powerbomb lift, BUCKLE BOMB!  Then he whips, for a pop-up SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Pac survives that high speed assault and bails out.

Omega kneels, the Terminator drums begin, and Omega builds speed. Omega FLIES to take Pac out! The ref checks on both men, that landing on the ramp slows Omega down but fans rally for “A E DUB!” Omega gets up, puts Pac in, then walks off the leg. But Pac shotgun dropkicks Omega off the apron! The ref starts a ring count but Pac goes out quick to put Omega back in. Pac climbs up but Omega swings. Pac shoulders in, slingshots up and over, but Omega redirects and full nelsons. Pac fights out fast with elbows, but Omega reels him back in for a SNAP DRAGON! Omega goes out to join Pac on the apron, but he wants to suplex Pac off the apron! Pac holds on for dear life, so Omega clubs him on the back. Omega half nelsons, but Pac denies the full. Omega hops down, Pac climbs up, SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit wipes them both out again! Fans are all fired up as the two men are down again.

A ring count begins as AEW goes picture in picture. Pac and Omga start to stir, and even sit up. Pac stands first, and gets in at 6. Omega is in after, and both men are in opposite corners. Omega runs in but Pac gets clear, to slingshot CUTTER! Pac sees Omega floundering and heads up top. Pac aims, and hits a missile dropkick! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac is furious but he just didn’t see the ropes. Pac stomps Omega while he’s down, putting him in a corner. Pac whips Omega corner to corner hard! Omega grits his teeth in pain, but Pac mockingly applauds. Pac stomps Omega around but Omega hits back with body shots. Pac eggs him on and gives a big knee low. Pac snapmares Omega into a chinlock. Pac grinds Omega down but Omega fights his way up. Omega fights out, then CHOPS. Omega runs, but Pac clobbers him down!

Pac seethes as he looms over Omega. He gives toying kicks but gets meaner with them as AEW returns to single picture. Omega hits back, but Pac still toys with him. Omega fights back from below but Pac throws a forearm. Omega throws one back, but so does Pac. They go back and forth, faster and faster, fans on Omega’s side! Pac gets an edge, then watches Omega wobble. Pac eggs Omega on, Omega BOOTS Pac into a corner! Omega goes to the far corner and waits for Pac to stand. Pac dodges once but the Polish hammer comes back around! And again! Pac kicks first but runs into a third Polish hammer! Cover, TWO! Omega drags Pac up, fisherman BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his focus as he brings Pac back up. Omega wrenches, CHOPS, and then brings Pac around for another CHOP.

Omega fireman’s carries, “You Can’t Escape!” But Pac does escape to shove Omega to a corner. Omega hits back with an elbow but walks into a boot! Pac runs into a boot, but then SUPERKICKS back! Omega wobbles again, Pac runs, but Omega boots to V-TRIGGER! Omega runs, Pac follows to LARIAT! Both men are down and fans are fired up! Omega stirs as fans rally up behind him. Pac stalks him to a corner to put him on the top rope. Pac climbs up, brings Omega all the way up, SUPER FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Omega still lives! Pac is furious, but he drags Omega into the drop zone. Pac climbs up again as fans say “This is Awesome!” Pac aims, BLACK ARROW FLOPS! Omega got clear, and now he comes back with a V-TRIGGER! Electric Chair, the fold, but Pac slips out. Omega wrenches out, crucifix pin, TWO! But Omega keeps with it and rolls Pac back down, hooking a leg! Omega wins!!

Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall

The Cleaner finds the key to beating The Bastard! The #1 contender has another loss on his record, and Omega moves up! But who will be the first man between these two to challenge the champion?

 

AEW Dynamite Episode 2, 10/9/19 – AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament Quarterfinals Match: The Young Bucks VS Private Party!

Matt and Nick Jackson vowed on behalf of the company to bring the world the very best tag team wrestling today. And as such, to prove they’re still the best, they’ll take on one of the best up-and-coming teams today. Who will prove they’re the best tonight in Boston and move on to the next round?

The teams sort out and fans are fired up already. Isaiah Kassidy starts against Nick and the two circle with the bell. They tie up and Nick wrenches to a wristlock. Isaiah rolls, handsprings and counters with a shoulder breaker. Isaiah wristlocks but Nick cartwheels to headlock and takeover. Isaiah headscissors, Nick pops out, and Isaiah dodges a superkick. Things speed up, Isaiah avoids another superkick. Nick dodges Isaiah but Isaiah avoids another superkick. Isaiah says “that close,” but Nick SPITS on him!? The ref gets the gum out of the ring but Isaiah runs at Nick. Nick spins him around, back suplex but Isaiah slips out. Isaiah boots but Nick blocks and spins him around, draping neckbreaker! Matt tags in to slingshot senton onto Isaiah! Matt hits Marq Quen then wrecks him with a dropkick! Nick gut busters Isaiah and Matt comes over, rolling neckbreaker backbreaker combo!

Fans are fired up for the Bucks as Matt takes his time with Isaiah. Matt wrenches Isaiah and tags Nick in. Nick drops ax handles on Isaiah, then tags Matt in for Matt to drop ax handles. Matt wrenches Isaiah, tags Nick, and Nick drops stomps! Nick hits Quen and Matt brings Isaiah over. The Bucks double suplex but Isaiah escapes! Isaiah sends Matt out, Nick whips but Isaiah slides out. Matt puts Isaiah on the apron but Isaiah shoulder Nick. Isaiah mule kicks Matt then roundhouses Nick! Isaiah ASAIS onto Matt! Nick slingshots Isaiah in but Isaiah lands on his feet. Isaiah slides, ducks and tags in Quen! Quen springboard crossbodies Nick down! Then he DIVES onto Matt! And FLIES onto Nick! Then FLIES onto Matt! And Sasuke Specials onto Nick! Boston is roaring for Isaiah as he puts Nick in. Quen climbs up top, 450 splash! Cover, TWO!!

Nick survives and Quen can’t believe how close he was. Quen gets fired up with the fans as he runs at Nick corner to corner. Nick dodges, tags Matt, but Quen goes at Nick. Quen whips, Nick goes up and over, SUPERKICK from Matt! Isaiah springboards into SUPERKICKS! The Superkick Party finally begins! The fans chant, “Young Bucks! WOOP WOOP!” as Matt tags in. Isaiah gets back on the apron, but Matt sunset flips to the outside and carries him to the ramp, for a powerbomb! Isaiah is writhing while Matt returns to ringside. Nick has Quen in the corner for a shining wizard! Then he hoists Quen up top and Matt goes up to join him. Nick is in position, SLICED BREAD BOMB! High stack, TWO! Sharpshooter!! Nick and fans shout, “TAP! TAP!” but Quen crawls to a ropebreak! Fans cheer Quen’s heart, and declare, “This is Awesome!”

Nick drags Quen over, tag to Matt. Matt mugs Quen with haymakers at the ropes, and taunts Quen. Matt toys with Quen as fans rally up. Matt snapmares then stomps Quen down, then covers, TWO! Matt keeps his cool as he tags Nick in. The Bucks whip Quen, then double hip toss to double cartwheel dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Quen is toughing it out while Isaiah is still out of the picture. Nick brings Quen over and tags in Matt. Quen fights back but Matt trips him to tag Nick. Catapult into the enziguri! Quen falls back onto Matt’s knees, Nick adds springboard stomps! Nick gets back up and drags Quen up. Quen fights Nick off but Nick stomps him down. Nick stomps Quen at the ropes then tags Matt. Fans chant for “SUPERKICK PARTY~!” but Quen sends the first kick into Matt! Then he jumps over Nick, but Matt returns to tackle him down! Matt whips, but Quen boots! Quen hops up and over Matt but Nick trips Isaiah! Fans boo but Matt SPEARS Quen! Cover, TWO!!

The Bucks are playing mean but fans are dueling. Matt taunts Quen, but Quen throws forearms. Matt clubs Quen down, then Nick comes in. The Bucks double suplex but Quen fights out! Quen DOUBLE PELES! Hot tag to Isaiah! Isaiah climbs up and leaps, double missile dropkick! And a kip-up! That back is hurting but Isaiah uses his arms to rally. He gets a double huricanrana! Fans fire up but time is running out. Isaiah throws forearms on Matt, then squeals, but Matt forearms him in the back! Matt sends Isaiah at Quen. Quen helps Isaiah stay in, but the “Silly String” DDT gets countered into a Northern Lights! And then another! Nick keeps Quen anchored as Matt keeps moving through Northern Lights! Quen gets in, Matt gets Private Party for a Double Northern Lights! Double cover, TWO!!

Fans are loving this as Matt drags Isaiah up. Matt puts one out, powerbomb lift, buckle enziguri bomb in the corner! Matt wants the Sharpshooter but Quen runs in. Nick sends Quen out to Penalty Kick! Isaiah suffers the Sharpshooter, but crawls all the way to the other side! Only for Nick to Facebuster him down! Nick moonsaults onto Quen, Matt sits DEEP! Isaiah powers out to the ropebreak!! Fans hope these teams “Fight Forever!” Quen tags in and Isaiah shoves Matt into Nick! Then POISON-RANA for Matt! Quen runs at Nick, FLYING STEINER INTO CUTTER! The Gin ‘n’ Juice!! Fans are thunderous as Quen goes back up top to aim at Matt. SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!?! Matt survives but Quen is not deterred. Quen clubs away on Matt, throws knees, but Matt slides under to pump handle and pop into a gut wrench! Nick is in position but Isaiah trips him up! Quen victory rolls, PRIVATE PARTY WINS!?!

Winners: Private Party, Marq Quen pinning; advances to the tournament semifinals

What a shock! What a win! And what a great moment for the young team in this tournament!

 

AEW Dynamite Episode 4, 10/23/19 – “The Dippin’ Dots Brawl”

Cody rises from his special underground entrance!

The fans go wild for The American Nightmare and his pyro as he heads to the ring! Tony Schiavone is there, and Steel City erupts while Schiavone plugs Full Gear’s AEW World Championship match. Cody VS Jericho is coming, but Cody has a major announcement to give. Wait, who’s blowing that air horn? Oh of course, it is Sammy Guevara of the Inner Circle. Actually, Jericho has one, too. Fans now boo the Inner Circle for being juvenile in their disruption of this moment. Cody continues to speak about the opportunities he’s had, and he has the privilege of being the one to announce this to the world. Jericho somehow has a live AEW mic and boos Cody! Cody will take care of this.

Cody directly talks to Jericho, and knows he is here as a paying fan, but this isn’t like that other wrestling company they both came from. There isn’t some invisible wall here. Cody can step through the ropes, go up the stairs, and fight right here, right now! Fans want to see that! Jericho tells Pittsburgh to shut up. Then Jericho tells Cody he has a lot of bravado and brains, so he shouldn’t so something stupid. Cody should stay where it’s safe, because he’s a coward. Cody is “an entitled, Millennial little b*tch, yeah!” Cody takes off the jacket! Cody heads out of the ring and up the stands! But then Jericho says he has the Inner Circle, 4v1! Cody will just stand there and do nothing, and like it! So get out of the arena before Jericho kicks his ass.

But wait! Cody has back-up in his brother, Dustin Rhodes! Fans cheer as The Natural stares at Jericho, but Jericho plays it off that “big bwother” has to help “widdle Cody wody.” That’s still 4v2! But wait, there are more reinforcements. Cody and Dustin have Maxwell Jacob Freeman! MJF is Cody’s best friend, and is ready to throw down! Oh so Jericho’s supposed to be scared of a scarf? What kind of man wears a scarf?! Uh… 4v3, take your chance or get out! Wait. “It’s me. It’s D, D, P.” DALLAS DIAMOND PAGE is part of the Nightmare Family! Now Jericho isn’t so sure of his team’s chances. Cody, Dustin, DDP and MJF head up! Jericho warns them not to climb those steps, but then the Inner Circle retreats!

Fans boo and Cody wants to see who the coward is now. The luxury box has another room and the Inner Circle use it as their safe haven. MJF wraps Cody’s hand in the scarf, and Cody PUNCHES the glass! The door is open and the fight is on!! Cody chases Jericho and dumps trash on him! Jericho uses someone’s crutch as a weapon! Security hurry but fans are loving “A E Dub!” Cody smothers Jericho in Dippin’ Dots! Dustin and DDP brawl with Ortiz and Santana while MJF sends Sammy into condiments! Security pulls them all apart, and Jericho protests that they’re here as fans! Cody has his men stand down, and things will have to wait for when they’re all in the ring together.

 

AEW Dynamite Premiere, 10/2/19 – AEW Women’s  WorldChampionship Inauguration Match: Riho VS Nyla Rose!

The Wrestling Idol won in a very competitive 1v1 match against Hikaru Shida. The Native Beast started the All Out Casino Battle Royale and she finished the battle royale. But only one can win to be the very first to hold the AEW Women’s Championship! There is no time limit because there must be a winner! The belt is presented and raised, and this battle of big heart versus big muscle for the big prize begins!

Nyla rushes Riho but Riho dodges to then fire off forearms. Nyla shoves her away but Riho just comes right back with more! Nyla clubs and runs but Riho dropkicks her back! Riho runs to dropkick again! Nyla is against the ropes but she reverses the whip. Riho dodges, tilt-o-whirls and headscissors Nyla! Nyla wobbles back up but Riho runs in, only to get run over. Nyla says this is her house, then she runs, to drop a big splash! Cover, but Riho Matrix bends out! And then stomps away on Nyla! Riho runs and drops a double stomp, but Nyla just gets up and shrugs it off! Riho is shocked, and then Nyla stomps her right in the face! Nyla also chokes Riho on the ropes, to let up at 4. Nyla drags Riho up and snapmares her for a swift kick to the back!

Nyla hooks a leg and puts a crossface on, STF! Riho endures and fans rally up as Riho crawls. Riho reaches, Nyla pulls back as hard as she can, but the fans give Riho the strength to get the ropebreak! Nyla lets go but comes back to haul Riho up. Nyla suplexes and holds Riho up for a count of 10, before Riho escapes! Riho waistlocks but Nyla elbows her off. Nyla waistlocks, lifts, but Riho resists the suplex! Riho elbows away on Nyla until she’s free, but runs into Nyla’s elbow. Nyla runs but into Riho’s knee! Riho runs to knee Nyla out of the ring! Fans fire up as Riho has Nyla down! Nyla shakes the cobwebs out but Riho is climbing up. Riho aims and LEAPS! But Nyla catches her!? And then carriers Riho around the way, for a backbreaker! Riho writhes but the ref tells Nyla to give her space. Nyla goes looking, and finds a chair!

The ref reprimands Nyla, this won’t get her the title. The ref takes the chair away, and Riho fires off forearms! Only for Nyla to shove her into barriers. Nyla whips Riho into more barriers, then walks off her frustration. She still wants chairs?! So many chairs! Nyla piles the chairs together then drags Riho over. Nyla puts Riho on the chairs, then climbs up on the apron! Nyla CANNONBALLS, but Riho evades! Nyla only gets chairs! Nyla’s vicious plan backfires and DC loses their mind! Riho climbs up to leap for DOUBLE STOMPS! She makes Nyla pay extra for plotting her destruction. Riho gets Nyla in the ring and climbs again, dumdum stomps to the back! Cover, TWO!! Riho can’t believe it, but Nyla is just that tough. Riho keeps on Nyla with a chinlock, and hooks a leg for the crossface! Nyla endures but pries against the hold as AEW goes picture in picture.

Nyla endures as Riho pulls back with all her might. Nyla rolls to a cover, ONE, and Nyla is free. Riho runs in to shining wizard in the corner! Then attempt a Northern Lights? Nyla is too big and strong for that, and she clubs Riho off her. Nyla runs, but into Riho’s wheelbarrow and double stomps! And she tries the Northern Lights again! Nyla is still too strong, but Riho runs to crucifix, only for Nyla to make that a sidewalk slam! Nyla crawls to a cover, TWO!! Riho still lives and Nyla is shocked! But Nyla drags Riho up for a suplex, and she hangs Riho out to dry on the ropes. Nyla knees Riho then goes to a corner. Nyla climbs, fans anticipate what’s coming, and Nyla leaps for a flying knee! Riho flops down, Nyla covers, TWO!! The little idol with a big heart continues to shock Nyla! But Nyla returns to the STF! She grinds Riho down but Riho refuses to quit.

Fans rally for Riho but she’s spending a lot of time in the hold. Nyla won’t let up, but Riho won’t give in. Riho is fading, but Nyla lets up before the ref can make a decision. Nyla drags Riho up but Riho revives! And starts lifting Nyla! But that’s still too much weight and she topples over! Nyla laughs, she almost got caught there. Nyla drags Riho up again, but Riho fires forearms off! Nyla ROCKS Riho with one big right, and Riho sits down. Nyla drags Riho up again but Riho fires off again! Riho runs, but into a boot! Nyla dead lifts Riho up, but Riho slips out, to leg capture clutch! Cover, TWO!?! So close and yet still so far! But Riho doesn’t care, she gets up again, only to get clothesline’d down! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO?!? DC is thunderous, even as Nyla drags Riho to a drop zone.

Nyla climbs up again, but Riho sits up. Riho hurries over and swats at Nyla. Riho climbs and forearms away on Nyla! DC is stunned as Riho tires, AND NORTHERN LIGHT SUPERPLEXES NYLA!! Cover, TWO!! The Native Beast is tough but the Wrestling Idol has determination! But her knee strike misses from the front, so she circles back to knee Nyla from behind! Riho aims from a corner now, and runs out again, meteora knees from the front! Cover, Riho wins!!

Winner: Riho, by pinfall; INAUGURAL AEW Women’s World Champion

Absolutely incredible! History has been made in the most surprising way! Britt Baker is ready to get back in the ring, especially with such an inspiring inaugural champion.

Michael Nakazawa interviews and congratulates Riho. The people are so proud of her, he is proud of her, and the Japanese fans must be proud of her. Nakazawa wants to interview Riho in Japanese, but he can’t even begin a question before Nyla CLOBBERS them both! Nyla is a sore loser, and she takes it out on Nakazawa with a BEAST BOMB! The referees get Riho out of the ring, but Nyla chases her down! Kenny Omega saves Riho! After all, she was his protege for a long time. He shoves Nyla, not standing for this, but she shoves him back. Omega still defends Riho, and the referees back Nyla away. Nyla storms out, clearly not satisfied.

 

AEW Dynamite Episode 5, 10/30/19 – AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: SoCal Uncensored VS The Lucha Brothers!

“This is your main event of the evening!” The titles are presented, the introductions are made, and history is also being made in Charleston! Who will be forever known as the first-ever AEW World Tag Team Champions?!

Private Party watches ringside while The Dark Order have seats backstage, made using their creepy underlings. The teams are all riled up and the fans are already thunderous but referee Aubrey Edwards works to maintain order. The teams calm down and Frankie Kazarian is ready to start with Pentagon. Pentagon says Cero Miedo and the bell rings. And the brawl is on! They pick up speed, and now Fenix and Scorpio jump in to brawl with each other! The ref shouts at them but SCU gets the edge! Fans are divided as Kaz runs, but the Lucha Brothers get past Scorpio to double SUPERKICK Kaz! Scorpio fights back, throwing Fenix out of the way. But Pentagon kicks Scorpio into Fenix’s tiger feint, and then Scorpio gets a backstabber!

Kaz is up but he walks into the pump handle DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Kaz survives so Fenix takes out Scorpio on the outside! Scorpio retaliates by whipping Fenix into steel steps! Pentagon has Kaz but Scorpio stops the package driver. He and Pentagon brawl, trading swift kicks. Scorpio runs, Pentagon follows, dodges and SLINGBLADES! Kaz gets Pentagon but Pentagon elbows out of the waistlock. Fenix walks the ropes to KICK Kaz! Pentagon wheelbarrows to a victory roll, TWO! Fenix tags in and the brothers work together to mug Scorpio in their corner with kicks and CHOPS! They double whip Scorpio at Kaz, but Scorpio monkey flips Kaz for double clotheslines! SCU has the Lucha Brothers down, and fans are fired up! Kaz drags Fenix up to throw hands while fans duel. He scoop slams Fenix to then springboard and leg drop! But Pentagon runs in as Kaz covers, so Kaz uses Fenix to block the Penalty Kick!

Kaz dumps Pentagon to the apron, and gets him with a guillotine leg drop. Scorpio leaps to huricanrana Pentagon down! Fenix runs in, but a drop toehold puts him on the ropes and Scorpio mule kicks him into Kaz’s German Suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally both ways as Kaz brings Fenix up. Kaz suplexes but Fenix fights free. Fenix rakes eyes! And sucker punches Scorpio! Fenix CHOPS Kaz then goes acrobatic, somehow dodging Scorpio to arm-drag Kaz away! Pentagon has Scorpio on his shoulders but Scorpio hops off, only to get a SUPERKICK! Cero Miedo echoes out as Fenix aims at Kaz. Kaz runs in but gets sent out, SUPERKICK and a kick to the leg stagger him. Fenix aims as Pentagon has Kaz across the knees, SLINGSHOT LEG DROP! The Lucha Brothers just tried to break Kaz for good! AEW goes picture in picture as the referee checks on Kaz’s back.

Pentagon drags Kaz up, puts him in the ring, and Fenix brings Kaz around for another leg drop. Cover, TWO! Fenix brings Kaz over, tags Pentagon, and they mug Kaz in their corner. Kaz tries to fight back but just gets a CHOP for it. Pentagon swaggers about, but he turns around into a CHOP from Kaz! Pentagon KICKS Kaz’s leg out while Fenix and Scorpio brawl in the background. Pentagon eggs Kaz on while Fenix rams Scorpio into barriers! Pentagon toys with Kaz then KICKS his leg out again. Kaz can’t get away, Pentagon tags Fenix back in. Fenix fires off furious hands, then backs off at the ref’s count. Fans fire up as Fenix taunts Scorpio more. The ref has to keep Scorpio back while Fenix and Pentagon get in cheap shots. Fenix dropkicks Kaz down hard and covers, TWO!

Fenix keeps on Kaz by hooking an arm and rolling Kaz around. Kaz reaches for ropes but gets up to throw haymakers! Kaz fights out of the Lucha Brothers’ corner, swings Fenix around, ANGEL’S WINGS! That one’s for Daniels! Fans rally up, hot tag to Scorpio! Scorpio rallies on the Lucha Brothers, big leaping elbow and a big dropkick take them down! Scorpio runs in at Pentagon but is put on the apron. He hits back and slingshots, headscissors throws Pentagon out! Fenix returns, waistlocks but Scorpio elbows free. Scorpio runs, dodges Fenix and FLIES out onto Pentagon! Scorpio hurries back but Fenix wrecks him with a dropkick! Kaz climbs up to LEAP! His huricanrana crashes against the apron as he throws Fenix onto Pentagon!

All four men are down and the referee checks on Kaz again. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but Kaz almost did himself in. Teams regroup and Scorpio has Pentagon. Kaz runs in and gets the assist for the tornado DDT! Fenix runs in, Scorpio tilt-o-whirls for his own DDT! Cover, TWO!! SCU almost had it but Scorpio calls Kaz in. Scorpio chicken wings Fenix up but Pentagon runs in to kick SCU away. Pentagon lines up the shot, springboard DESTROYER! Scorpio boots Fenix and runs, into a somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is shocked but “This is Awesome!” Scorpio fights out of a waistlock again, but Fenix reels him out. They both run, they both crossbody!

Pentagon aims at Kaz and runs over, but Kaz hops over to then kick. Pentagon blocks and says Cero Miedo, before he POWERBOMBS Kaz through the timekeeper’s table!! Fans lose their minds, Kaz has to be broken here. Pentagon and Fenix regroup but Scorpio fights them both! He runs, into a SUPERKICK! Fenix gets the boost from Pentagon for a BIG splash! Cover, TWO!! But the Lucha Brothers coordinate, Fenix climbs but Scorpio cradle counters! Somehow Kaz is back and he intercepts Fenix, SCU WINS?!

Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Scorpio Sky pinning; INAUGURAL AEW World Tag Team Champions

An incredible and truly stunning victory! The Lucha Brothers still need a moment to register it happened, but we all just witnessed history! Will Charleston forever be the BEST town SCU’s ever been in?

 

AEW Dynamite Episode 8, 11/20/19 – Jon Moxley VS Darby Allin!

Two of the wildest men in AEW and they’re facing off in the main event! The Death Rider put out a challenge to see if anyone was man enough to face him, and the undead underdog turned out to be the one man mad enough to accept! Will the Coffin Drop on Mox? Or will the Paradigm Shift be a dead end?

Moxley barely gets to ringside from the crowd before Darby DIVES! Direct hit sends Moxley into barriers and a brawl is on! Moxley throws Darby into barriers but Darby throws him into the crowd! The match isn’t happening but the fight is on in front of the fans! Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as the fight heads back towards ringside. Moxley back suplexes but Darby slips out and lands on his feet, to run back in and DIVE! Darby takes Moxley down in front of the fans again, but the referee orders them to get this back to ringside. Moxley doesn’t listen as he rams Darby into barriers at the back. Moxley then fireman’s carries and tosses Darby over the railing! Moxley drags Darby up to ram him into the post! Darby writhes and Moxley paces. Moxley drags Darby up to overhead belly2belly him onto the floor!

Fans are loving this as Moxley paces the ring. Moxley puts Darby in the ring and this match finally begins! Moxley says the ref should check on Darby, but Darby drags himself to a corner. Moxley runs in but Darby boots him back. Fans duel as Darby leaps over and shotgun dropkicks back! Darby throws big forearms, throws Moxley then climbs up, to crossbody! Moxley just lets Darby bounce off him! Then he shotgun BLASTS Darby into buckles! Fans are fired up as Moxley stands on the ropes. Moxley goes back to Darby to TOSS him across the way. And then Moxley lounges on the ropes. Moxley stalks Darby to the corner and TOSSES him again as AEW goes picture in picture.

Moxley grabs Darby’s hand to stomp on it! But Darby is right up to leap on Moxley! Darby clubs away in a corner but Moxley powers him off for a swinging backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Moxley looms over Darby and drags Darby up to the middle of the ring. Moxley stands Darby up to CHOP him off his feet! And then again! Moxley toys with Darby as he brings him up a third time. Darby ducks the chop to fire off fast hands! Darby runs but into a big back elbow! Cover, TWO! Moxley seems to like Darby’s toughness as he drags him from the ropes. Moxley stomps Darby in the stomach, then laces the legs for a Texas Cloverleaf! Darby endures being bent back as AEW returns to single picture.

Darby endures, reaches, but Moxley sits down to make this part STF! Darby still drags himself and now Moxley over, for the ropebreak! Moxley lets up fast and puts Darby in a corner. Darby elbows back then hops up and over. Darby returns but is put on the apron. He dodges, slingshots in, and crossbodies into Moxley, sending himself out! Moxley takes damage, but Darby got the worse impact! Darby and Moxley are up and brawling, Moxley back suplexes Darby at the apron but Darby lands safe on his feet! Darby stomps Moxley’s hand, then climbs on his back. Darby clubs away then shoves Moxley into steel steps! Darby keeps on Moxley with more clubbing forearms, and then slams Moxley’s hand on the steps! Fans duel as Darby gets back in the ring. Darby goes back out, but Moxley sends him back in, only for Darby to dropkick him back out.

Darby goes up top but Moxley is up fast to throw hands. Moxley climbs up to join Darby but Darby has pulled off the crossbar cover. Darby puts Moxley’s fingers through the crossbar and stands on them! But Moxley shoves Darby off and Darby tumbles into ropes! Darby hits the mat while Moxley frees his hand. Moxley hops down while the ref checks on Darby. Somehow Darby is okay to continue, so Moxley drags him up for a suplex. But Darby goes after the fingers! Moxley kicks low, and X-PLEXES! Moxley dares Darby to get up but Darby goes to the apron. “This is Awesome!” as Moxley knees Darby down to the ground! Moxley goes out to fetch Darby, but Darby SLAPS Moxley! Moxley throws forearms and puts Darby back in. Moxley sees the body bag Darby brought with him, but Darby DIVES! The tope suicida hits hard!

Darby puts Moxley in, brings his body bag with him, but Moxley LARIATS Darby inside-out! Moxley has the body bag and puts Darby in side it! Moxley zips it up and then stomps away! The ref gets Moxley off Darby, this is not allowed. Moxley doesn’t care, he just keeps stomping! The ref backs Moxley off and unzips the bag. Moxley drags Darby out but Darby bites the fingers! Then fires off fast hands! Moxley shoves, Darby gets around, flips over, STUNNER! Darby runs, but into a BLACK HOLE SLAM! Moxley drags Darby up, underhooks, but Darby slips out and baits Moxley into the post! Roll up, TWO!! Moxley escapes but Darby keeps hitting! Darby hops on, DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Darby stays focused.

Darby heads for a corner and climbs up top. Moxley is in the drop zone, but he catches the COFFIN DROP! REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Darby slips up to a cover, TWO!! Moxley let go in time, and now elbows Darby away. Moxley hops up but Darby hits him back. Darby climbs up, has the fingers and tortures them, but Moxley BITES DARBY’S FACE! Then underhooks, SUPER PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

How is Darby not crippled or worse!? Mad Mox gets his win and is moving up the rankings, but will there be anyone crazy enough to take him on next?

 


 

My Thoughts:

Another great copypasta article since Dark was just looking back on seven amazing moments from this first year of AEW. Not even really a year, as Dynamite is in its first three months. This was also a good spread through all the divisions and big names in AEW. Naturally the televised title matches get in on this, both the Women’s World and World Tag titles. I love that the Private Party shocker and the now named “Dippin’ Dots Brawl” are on this, too. Those were probably the most memorable moments from these first few months because no one would’ve expected them. But I am surprised we didn’t get Bucks and Proud ‘n’ Powerful or anything from December, there were some great things during this last month of 2019, too. Maybe if Dark was allowed more time they could have. But getting seven awesome moments in just three months is actually a good sign for AEW as 2020 begins.

My Score: 8.2/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (2/23/24)

The Young Bucks are on a Rampage!

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The EVPs demand your respect!

As Revolution approaches and the AEW World Tag Team Championship match looms, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson look to stay sharp in the ring! Who will feel their wrath as proxies to Darby Allin & Sting?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo; Keith, Komander & Penta win.
  • The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones; The Bucks win.
  • Mariah May VS Anna Jay; Mariah wins.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager; Roddy wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo!

With all the trios titles belonging to the Bang Bang Scissor Gang, many others are trying their hands at the trios game. Will Isiah Kassidy, Marq Quen and the Zen Assassin open their third eyes? Will Dante, Darius & The Sight to See be flying high? Or will the Bounty Hunter, the AAA Cruiserweight Champion and The Man with No Fear steal the spotlight from them all?

In this form of Triple Threat, only two trios are legal at one time, so Action steps up to stare down Sydal. The fans rally up as the two talk some smack, and they circle. They tie up, go around, and Sydal headlocks for a takeover. Action stands up but Sydal hits another takeover. Sydal then snapmares but Action handsprings through! Fans cheer and the two go again. Sydal tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Action handsprings through again! Action dusts himself off, but Sydal runs up. Action wrenches, CHOPS, and then knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Action DROPKICKS Sydal down!

Action kips up and smiles while Top Flight talks some smack to Private Party. Action then runs and IMPLODER TORNILLOS onto Sydal! Cover, ONE, but Action tags Darius. They double whip Sydal, but Sydal KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS! Fans fire up with Sydal and he gets a “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant going. Sydal KICKS Darius’ leg over an dover, but Darius catches him to a pump-handle GUTBUSTER! Then GAMANGIRI! Sydal flounders away, Bryan Keith tags in! Keith runs up but Darius headlocks. Keith powers up and out, Darius RAMS him, but Keith rebounds to BOOT! Darius falls, Kassidy tags in!

The fans rally as Zay dodges Keith, fires “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” and then ROCKS Keith. Zay whips, Keith reverses, but Zay goes up and Quen tags in. Zay RANAS Keith into Quen’s GAMANGIRI! Then Quen springboards to SPLASH Keith! Cover, TWO! Keith is still in this and he tags out to Penta! The fans fire up as Penta somersaults in, but Quen shows he can somersault, too. The fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta tells Quen to listen, CERO! MIEDO! Queen says okay, but “What do we want? SHOTS!” Quen shoves Penta, so Penta takes off the glove. The fans fire up, and Penta makes the pass to Alex Abrahantes!

Penta says again, CERO! MIEDO! Another pie face, but Dante tags in off Quen. Dante shoves Penta but then Komander tags in. Quen jumps on Dante, he and Penta mug him, and then everyone else rushes in! It’s a nine man melee and the ref reprimands them all! Things spill out, Dante and Komander stay in. Dante breaks free to JUMP KNEE, then runs, but Komander dodges! Dante mule kicks, whips, but Komander reverses to hook Dante up, COBRA TWIST, into a tilt-o-whirl RANA! Fans fire up as Dante flounders to a corner. Komander runs corner to corner but Dante dodges! Komander elbows back, then SUPERKICKS!

Dante flounders away, Komander jumps up top, and Komander tightrope walks to ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! Then a DROPKICK! The fans fire up as Komander covers, TWO! Komander tags Penta before he runs in, but Dante jumps up and over! Penta runs in to SLINGBLADE! And then SLINGBLADE again! Dante staggers up, into a SUPERKICK! Action tags in to springboard, into a SUPERKICK! Private Party sends Darius into barriers! Penta tags Keith, puts Action in a corner, and GAMANGIRIS! Komander runs in, Penta is the step stool for Komander to FLYING FOREARM!

Komander feeds Dante to Keith’s fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, Zay breaks it! The fans rally, Quen tags in off Keith, and Quen stomps away on Action as Rampage goes picture in picture!

Quen stomps and stomps but the ref counts. Quen lets off to drag Action up and bump him off buckles. Quen runs up to RAM Action, then tags in Zay. Private Party keeps Action trapped, Zay ENZIGIRIS Action down! Zay stomps now, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay lets off to kick-step, then he tags Sydal. They stomp Action, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Sydal lets off to rally the fans, then he drags Action up. Action throws body shots but Sydal CLUBS him down. Sydal stands Action up again to back suplex, but Action lands out, only for Sydal to HEEL KICK! Tag to Quen and Quen slingshot SENTONS!

Rampage returns to single picture as Quen stomps Action back to the corner. Tag to Zay, Quen snap suplexes Action down for Zay to slingshot SENTON! Zay smirks and then drags Action up. Zay puts Action in the corner, CHOPS, then tags Quen. Private Party double whip Action to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Action and Private Party are all down. Action crawls, Quen grabs at a foot but hot tag to Dante! Dante rallies on Quen, whips, but Quen reveres. Quen runs in at the corner, Dante slips out to the apron and Quen hits buckles. Dante then goes up and around to GAMANGIRI!

Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, Keith breaks it! Darius runs up to CHOP Keith, but Keith ROCKS Darius! Keith runs, but Darius follows to HOTSHOT BULLDOG! And then GAMANGIRI! Darius steps in, but into a KNEE! Keith runs up to SHOTGUN Darius out of the ring! Keith pursues, but Action is there to go after Keith. Action fires forearms, Dante turns around to see Zay. Zay dodges Dante to then FLY out onto Keith, Darius & Action! Dante whips Sydal up and out but Komander tags in. Komander BOOTS Sydal, Dante BLASTS Penta, and Komander gets Sydal in an APRON ROMERO SPECIAL!

Dante builds speed and he FLIES over those two to wipe out Keith and his own teammates! Komander lets Sydal go, Sydal mule kicks Komander down! Sydal goes up the corner, to APRON METEORA! But Penta’s right there! APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Penta rises but Zay springboards, triangle jump STUNNER! Quen gets in, Zay gives him the boost to go up and up and SUPER SWANTON onto everyone else!! The fans are thunderous and Zay takes a bow. Zay then waits as Quen puts Penta in. Zay puts Penta up top, GAMANGIRIS, and then GIN ‘N’ JUICE DESTROYER!! Penta turned things right around on Private Party!

Keith runs in, Quen BOOTS him first, but Keith roars! Keith RISING HEADBUTTS to send Quen down! Penta sets up as Komander builds speed, BOOSTED TORNILLO onto the cluster outside!! The fans are thunderous again but Sydal rushes Penta! Penta sidesteps, Sydal springboards, but into a SUPERKICK! And then Penta tucks him back in, FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, Penta’s team wins!

Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & Bryan Keith, by pinfall

A huge win for this eccentric trio, will they be hunting down The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass? Or will they try for the Bullet Club Gold’s gold instead?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

After taking a week off for the NBA All-Star Game, Saturday nights are once again good for a fight. Thunder Rosa and Serena Deeb each return to in-ring action, will these two rivals keep pace in the chase for gold? And we just saw Bryan Keith win big in the trios match, but he’ll jump right back into singles action against Malakai Black! Will the Bounty Hunter get another big win in his hunt for opportunity? Or will the Dark Father prove the House Always Wins?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Renee Paquette is with Saraya and Harley and isn’t sure how much they’ve been watching Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker, but those two are off on their path of romance. Saraya DGAF about Soho x Parker!! She has things going on, too! That traitor isn’t getting under her skin even a little bit! Harley calms Saraya down, and they do breathing exercises. Why’s Harley flicking her tongue when she does that…? But Saraya wants to talk business. Y’know how her family is big famous wrestling royalty in the UK? Well, see, she has a special announcement. Her brother, “Zodiac” Zak Knight, has just become All Elite!!

Saraya has her brother walk into frame, and yeah, he’s scary, right? Zak could’ve been yours, Ruby! Saraya was gonna set Ruby up with him, “the most eligible bachelor in the Norwich area!” And Ruby messed that up just to be with that greasy, slimy, whatever Parker is! Harley says yeah! Just look at Zak! Isn’t he hot? He’s so hot! The whole Knight family is hot! Saraya is a bit taken aback by that, and she sprays water at Harley. Harley just embraces it so that doesn’t make for a good deterrent anymore… Saraya says it’s okay, Harley’s about to be fixed. But Saraya also promises, “Things are about to get really spicy around here.”

The Outcasts head out, and Zak’s scowl scares Renee a bit. Will Ruby & Parker regret making their romance public?

 

The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson used, or rather abused, their power as Executive Vice Presidents of AEW to have an AEW World Tag Team Championship match at Revolution. However, they are also very upset at the continued disrespect. Will that really stop after they take their frustrations out on these young indie guys?

The teams sort out and Nick starts against Lyons. Nick doesn’t even bother taking off his trilby (or is it a fedora?) as he circles with Lyons. Nick calls for a knuckle lock but then kicks low and CLUBS away! The fans boo but Nick soaks it up. Nick whips Lyons, Lyons reverses but Matt tags in. Nick hurdles then whips Lyons, Lyons ducks Nick but Matt CLOBBERS him! Matt takes off his suit jacket to then drags Lyons up. Matt TOSSES Lyons to the corner, Lyons tags in Cappuccino! The fans fire up for Cappuccino as he circles with Matt. Matt mockingly applauds, also calls for a knuckle lock, but also kicks low!

Matt CLUBS away on Cappuccino, just like Nick, but then Matt cools off. Matt brings Cappuccino up to throw hands, whips him to ropes, but fakes the superkick to DDT instead! Fans boo but Matt drags Cappuccino up. Matt whips Cappuccino to the corner, he and Nick coordinate to LARIAT GAMANGIRI COMBO! Tag to Nick, he BLASTS Lyons, and then Matt whips Nick in so he can go up and over and PENALTY KICK Lyons! Matt stomps Cappuccino, stands him up, then HOTSHOTS him into Nick’s DISCUS LARIAT! Tag back to Matt and he drags Cappuccino up. The fans rally as hard as they can, but Cappuccino gets the MELTZER DRIVER!! Cover, The Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

Well, turns out they call that the “Tony Khan Driver” now, seems they don’t care to be associated with the Wrestling Observer anymore. But then they feel disrespected when the ref hesitates to raise their hands? Nick gets the mic to tell Paul Turner that when he raises their hand, what name did he use? Did he really just call him “Nick?” That is disrespectful! Next time, it’s a fine! And Schiavone, please, join them in the ring. Fans boo and Schiavone isn’t sure what to do. But they are EVPs, he doesn’t really have a choice… Schiavone joins the Bucks, and Nick promises they won’t harm him.

Last week, Schiavone was in the ring with them and Nick swears, he tripped on his own shoe, knocked into Schiavone and that is why Schiavone fell over. Nick wants to make it clear, and he apologizes for that. Matt says to show how sorry they are, and how much they love him, they got him a $25 Amazon gift card. They are sorry, Schiavone, but that isn’t the only thing they’re sorry about. See, they’re also sorry that, uh… they can’t get the bloodstains left by Darby Allin & Sting out of their $5,000 suits. Schiavone says yes, that is a problem… Will they rescind the $1,000 fine on them by any chance?

Sorry, no, they can’t do that. But there are a couple things that they won’t be sorry about. The first thing is beating the hell out of Darby for all the trash he talked about them publicly. The second thing, and this is one Schiavone will really like, is them taking Sting and pinning him to the mat, saying goodbye to one of the most legendary careers in all of pro-wrestling! Fans boo but Matt continues to tell “Stinger,” call them Father Time. Because just like time, the Bucks are undefeated. And just like time, the Bucks are coming for Sting! “Now everybody, let’s have a great show! There’s a great line-up on the way!

“Tony’s over there at the desk, he’s one of the best play by play guys in the business! C’mon, everybody! AEW chant on three? One, two, three! A E DUB! A E DUB! Alright, let’s go~!” Matt fist bumps Schiavone, then leaves with Nick. The farce continues, but will there be nothing even Darby & Sting can do about it? Or will the Icon still find a way to retire on top?

 

Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.

Rampage returns and he welcomes a young man who has had a busy year. He’s a brand new father but fighting the Don Callis Family, it’s Sammy Guevara! Tulsa cheers as The Spanish God heads to the ring, back on his feet after the ambush by Will Hobbs. Schiavone shakes hands with Sammy, and Schiavone congratulates Sammy on last week’s win against Jeff Hardy. But now, to the comments Callis had for Sammy just last Wednesday Night Dynamite. The insults he hurled at Sammy, Callis clearly has it out for him.

Sammy says it is a mix of emotions. Last week, he got in the ring with a childhood hero in Jeff Hardy. But on the other hand, he’s pissed off because Hobbs put him through a table! Sammy tells Hobbs that Sammy always knew Hobbs had endless potential, and superstardom written all over him. But he can do that all on his own! Hobbs doesn’t need Callis sucking the life out of Hobbs’ career! Hobbs is a star all on his own, but it’s too late now for him to figure that out because he’s pissed Sammy off. So enough talk! Get your ass out here so they can fight! The Don Callis Family music plays, but it’s only Callis walking out here.

Callis has a mic to taunt Sammy, “Look, everybody! It’s Mr. Mom! You’re back at work after nursing the child. I mean, the only thing you’ve done of any note in the last six months is reproduce, and you shouldn’t be proud of that. Dogs do it. Even these people can do it!” Fans boo but Callis says Sammy used to be a great athlete. He used to be a guy Callis wanted in the Family. But now, Sammy has become like so many others: a weak, pathetic little cuck! Sammy doesn’t get what Callis is doing repeating himself, but then HOBBS gets in from the crowd side! Sammy dodges, SUPERKICKS, and Hobbs bails out!

Sammy eggs Hobbs on, then builds speed, to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Hobbs! Sammy says bang bang, and he gets a chair! Sammy winds up to SMACK Hobbs on the back! Hobbs hobbles but gets in the ring. Sammy pursues, aims again, and he JAMS Hobbs low! Then SMACKS him on the back! Sammy throws off the jacket, waits on Hobbs to turn around, but Hobbs fights off the torture rack to LARIAT Sammy inside out!! Callis smiles as he tells Hobbs to end this! SPINEBUSTER! And then another SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs is gonna do Sammy like he did Jericho! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!!

Hobbs stands over Sammy and Callis applauds. The Powerhouse has all but pulverized Sammy, and Callis even gets his shots in! Will the Don Callis Family make sure there’s nothing left of Sammy to go home to his wife and daughter by the end of this?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“I had that match. I had it won, if it wasn’t for that bald headed, sad, poor excuse of a man, I would’ve had it and I deserved it. I had that win and I deserved it, on my own.” Julia Hart calms her down and says it’s okay. They will have their comeuppance. And while seeking their revenge, they will dig three graves: one for Willow, for Kris, and for Stokely. But who does Skye want first? Whoever will step up. Whoever has the balls enough to step up and fight her! Will the Chicago Skye continue to darken until she blots out the light?

 

Mariah May VS Anna Jay!

Toni Storm’s superfan still wants to prove herself to her hero, but that really depends on if Storm is even watching this. Will Mariah finally have Storm’s approval? Or will the Queenslayer still be the Star of the Show?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and they go along the ropes. They end up in a corner, get out of a corner, and Mariah pulls hair. The ref counts, Mariah lets off and shoves Anna, but Anna doesn’t budge! Anna smirks as she and Mariah rest and tie up. Anna waistlocks, shoves, but Mariah slides to sweep the legs! Mariah runs but Anna dodges the dropkick! Anna runs to BLOCKBUSTER! Anna then ROCKS Mariah, whips her, but Mariah reverses to ROCK Anna! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then puts some stank on the DOUBLE CHOP! Mariah brings Anna around to bump off buckles, and CHOP again!

Mariah eggs Anna on so Anna CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then digs her boot in as Rampage goes picture in picture!

The ref counts, Mariah lets off at 4, and she brings Anna into ropes to hook her up. The ref counts as Mariah chinlocks Anna against ropes, but she lets off at 4. Mariah kisses Anna on the cheek, then runs to DROPKICK Anna in the back! Anna falls out of the ropes and Mariah soaks up the heat. Mariah stands Anna up, runs, and SHOTGUNS her down! Anna flounders out of the ring and Mariah takes a bow. Mariah then goes out to stalk Anna, and she brings Anna around the way. Mariah puts Anna against barriers to CHOP her! And SPANK her! Mariah laughs while Anna hobbles away. Mariah pursues to then CHOP again!

Anna is stinging while Mariah dusts herself off. Mariah hears the count but she whips Anna into the barriers first! Mariah then leaves Anna behind and “apologizes” to the ref. Mariah goes back out after Anna, soaks up the heat, and vogues for the camera. But Anna throws body shots and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS back! Mariah pushes Anna into the ring, takes her time posing before going back in, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns as Anna whips Mariah to a corner. Mariah slips out to the apron, avoids Anna’s haymaker, and ROUNDHOUSES in return! Anna staggers, Mariah shouts and climbs up, but Anna ROCKS her! Anna then gets space, runs up, and HEEL KICKS! Anna then wrenches the arms, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO! Anna grows frustrated but she drags Mariah up and hooks the arms. Mariah blocks the Gory Especial to backslide hard, TWO! Anna sits up, into a KNEE THRUST! Mariah says it’s time to end this, and she hauls Anna back up. Fireman’s carry, but Anna slips free! QUEENSLAYER!!

Anna hops on as a backpack, but Mariah RAMS her into buckles! Mariah is free, and she puts Anna up top. Mariah DOUBLE CHOPS, then gets some space. Mariah runs up to STRATUSPHERE! Anna flounders away and Mariah shouts out Storm! Mariah runs up, but the hip attack misses! Anna runs up to kick, dragon sleeper, and BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO?!? Mariah survives and Anna grows frustrated! The fans rally as Anna sits Mariah up, into the QUEEN- NO, Mariah blocks the sleeper! Anna fights through to have the QUEENSLAYER! Mariah flails, reaches out, but she BITES Anna’s arm!!

The ref reprimands but Mariah is free all the same! Fireman’s carry, MAYDAY DRIVER!! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

One thing is for sure, Mariah is just as looney as her role model! Will she follow in Storm’s footsteps to become a champion in AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker.

Renee is with the lovey-dovey couple, how’d the date go? Ruby says she felt it went really well. Parker is relieved, he didn’t wanna say it first and be wrong. It was incredible, everything he hoped it’d be, he had a great time. Renee points out that in the opposite direction, Saraya is becoming unraveled. If they didn’t hear her comments earlier, she had some rather choice words. And apparently, she was going to hook Ruby up with her brother? Ruby says that’s weird and Renee agrees. Plus, Zak is more like a poor man’s Tom Hardy, big pass. Parker isn’t sure being Norwich’s Most Eligible Bachelor is a bad of honor, either. And honestly, “wrestling royalty?” That’s a stretch.

Ruby tells Saraya that she said she doesn’t care, that Ruby doesn’t get under her skin, but here’s the reality: for the last year, Saraya told Ruby that Ruby needed Saraya, when it was really the other way around. Saraya is sad and unhappy without Ruby. And say all you want about Ruby, but talk bad on Parker and that’s when they have problems. Ruby said she needed space, and in that space, she found something real. And Saraya may be sick of hearing it, of seeing it, but hey, why not invite everyone along? Bring the cameras, bring the crew, and they’ll shove this right down Saraya’s throat!

Parker’s pretty fired up. He says Ruby’s hot when she’s mad. Ruby thanks him for the compliment, and the two head out to get some drinks. Will they make Saraya so sick of love she’ll never dare speak their names again?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager w/ Hornsby!

The Undisputed Kingdom were bullying Orange Cassidy, and apparently the Big Hurt didn’t like seeing that. Will Oklahoma’s own break the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will Roddy be too strong even for the All-American Sooner?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Hager and Hornsby. Roddy and Hager circle, tie up, and Hager powers Roddy to a corner. Roddy slips free, shoves Hager, and fans boo. The two reset, they circle again, and Roddy gets around to waistlock. Roddy then turns Hager around to CHOP, but Hager doesn’t budge! Fans fire up and Roddy is a bit scared, so Roddy bails out. The Kingdom pep talk Roddy while the ring count climbs. Roddy hurries in, dodges Hager, then things speed up. Roddy leaps but Hager catches him! Hager puts Roddy in a corner, runs up but into a BOOT! Roddy CHOPS, but Hager catches it?!

Fans fire up as Hager TOSSES Roddy, then CHOPS him! And CHOPS him again! Hager whips corner to corner hard, runs up, but Rodd bails out again! Hager snarls, goes out after Roddy, and stalks him around the way. Matt Menard’s on commentary, he says watch out for “these bozos,” Taven & Bennett. Hager stares them down as he walks past, then fires off on Roddy! Roddy tumbles, Hager puts him in the ring, but Roddy KICKS Hager in the ropes! Roddy CLUBS away on Hager, then tells Tulsa to shut up! Roddy runs, but into a BOOT! Hager storms up, puts Roddy in a corner, and then TOSSES him across the ring!

The fans fire up as Hager LARIATS Roddy down! Cover, TWO! Roddy stays in this but Hager digs his knees into Roddy! Roddy flails and reaches out but Hager traps the arms. The ref counts as that knee gets a bit high on the chest and into the neck area. Hager lets off, but he puts Roddy in a corner to fire off body shots! Roddy staggers away as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Hornsby cheers Hager on as he clotheslines Roddy in the corner! Hager ROCKS Roddy while talking trash to The Kingdom, then he hauls Roddy up top. Hager climbs, brings Roddy up, but Roddy clubs at Hager’s leg. Roddy throws body shots, slips underneath, and then kicks the legs out! Hager ends up stuck in the ropes, and Roddy runs to STRONG KNEE him in the back! Hager falls and Roddy stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Roddy lets off to flex, but only The Kingdom cheers him on. Roddy stands on Hager in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, but then he springboard stomps Hager down!

Roddy gets the legs and has Hager in ropes, for the ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hager sputters, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down by dropping knees, then he digs a knee into Hager’s back. Roddy has the chinlock but Hager endures and fights up. The fans rally, Hager throws body shots, and then Hager runs, but into a DROPKICK! Roddy hurries to cover, TWO! Roddy drags Hager from ropes, stomps him, then paces around while The Kingdom talks trash on Hager. Roddy glares at Hornsby but Hornsby dares him to do something! Roddy goes back to Hager to rain down fists! Roddy then lets off to put Hager in a corner.

Taven seems to be talking trash on Hornsby, probably calling him a Melvin like does everyone. Roddy stands Hager up to CHOP! And CHOP! And then he scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down with another chinlock, again digging in a knee. Hager endures, fights up, and Rampage returns to single picture. Hager throws body shots and is free, but Roddy CLUBS, KNEES and runs, but into a lift! Roddy sunset flips, Hager stays up and he drags Roddy up to TOSS to a corner! Roddy BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS and then OLYMPIC SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Roddy grows frustrated as Hager stays in this.

Hornsby smacks the steel steps to rally the fans, and now Bennett glares at him. And then Taven comes in from the other side, Hornsby realizes he’s in a 2v1 situation here. Hornsby wants them to calm down, but then he pulls out a SUPER CONFETTI POPPER! It goes off and Hornsby says take that! The Kingdom still storms up on him, but here comes Orange Cassidy! The AEW International Champion is returning the favor to Hager by helping out his buddy. The Kingdom says fine, bring it then! Cassidy says hold on, he has THE HAT! He throws the purple bucket hat into Hager, and Hager loves that hat!

Cassidy then dodges Taven, shoves him into Bennett, and down they go! Cassidy rains down fists, and Hager powers up with the hat!! Roddy runs up but Hager LARIATS! And LARIATS! And OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES! The fans are thunderous as Hager says, “I like this hat!!” Then Hager runs corner to corner, goes up and up, and hits the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Hager snarls! But Taven sends Cassidy into railing! The 2v1 has gotten the better of Cassidy, and Roddy JAWBREAKERS Hager! Hager staggers, Roddy storms up, OLYMP- NO, Hager slips free to GUT RWENCH BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

Roddy survives, but Hager has the ANKLE LOCK!! Roddy flails, rolls over, and he kicks from below! Hager still holds on, ANKLE LOCK! Roddy flails, reaches out, but Taven throws Cassidy into the ring! The ref is distracted by that, Taven & Bennett get on the apron but Hager CLOBBERS them both! Roddy STRONG KNEES!! Hager falls, Roddy covers, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

Despite having back-up and the power-up, Hager still couldn’t beat the numbers game! Roddy is rolling towards Revolution, will he be taking the International title away from Cassidy?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage that was again booked to have story. The Bucks of course won their match, but they did what I was hoping they’d do in changing up their style. They purposefully didn’t use superkicks, and then they are apparently changing up the names of their finishers as if to say Heel Bucks don’t care about their YouTube show or Dave Meltzer. Their post match promo was good, too, but it didn’t really add too much more to the heat they’ve already got. And pretty good promos out of this Ruby VS Saraya story. I thought Ruby VS Saraya was just going to be the thing, but now it feels like they might give us a Mixed Tag of Ruby & Parker VS Saraya & Zak.

Really good Trios Triple Threat to open, and I love that it was Keith, Komander & Penta winning rather than taking a loss to the established-ish trios. The feud of Private Party and Top Flight really needs to be settled by just those teams anyway. Pretty good promo from Sammy Guevara to call out the Don Callis Family, but of course it turned into Hobbs beating Sammy up. Good promo from Skye and Julia, I really thought AEW would’ve figured out a contender to the TBS Championship by now, but maybe that’ll happen very quickly in the next week. Really good match from Mariah May and Anna Jay, and a really good win for Mariah. But you can bet Storm didn’t pay attention to this at all, just like the other times.

And very good main event from Hager VS Roddy, with The Kingdom of course overbooking this. The bit with Hornsby was fun, and Cassidy showing up was also a logical move. I like that Hager’s hat is now the same as Cassidy putting hands in his pockets, but of course Hager lost out. Roddy needs momentum going into the title match so he had to win this one, and he probably just waits it out while Cassidy gets worn down. But at this point, it’ll probably still take a lot of cheating for Roddy to win the International title and bring it into The Undisputed Kingdom.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Will Samoa Joe be welcome in whose house? SWERVE’S HOUSE!

Before fighting over the AEW World Championship, Samoa Joe teams with Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage against Hangman Page, Hook & Rob! Van! Dam!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli VS FTR; Time Limit Draw.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Mike Bennett w/ Matt Taven; Cassidy wins.
  • “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Sydni Winnell; Storm wins.
  • Deonna Purrazzo VS Madison Rayne; Deonna wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page, Hook & Rob Van Dam; Joe, Swerve & Cage win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli VS FTR!

The Blackpool Combat Club continue to claim they’re the Top Guys around here, and the Maniac certainly proved he can beat Dax Harwood 1v1. But the extracurriculars after that match spurred on this tag match, where FTR still excels! Will Dax & Cash prove who’s really elite in All Elite? Or will it be more of the same from last Wednesday?

The teams sort out and Moxley starts against Cash. They circle, feel things out, then Cash shoots in to get a leg. Cash trips Moxley, turns him over, then shoves him away. Moxley storms back up to clinch and throw knees! Moxley ROCKS Cash, tags Claudio and the BCC mugs Cash. Claudio UPPERCUTS, Cash CHOPS! cash UPPERCUTS, Claudio UPPERCUTS, repeat! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT, but Cash fires forearm after forearm in return! Cash headlocks, Claudio powers out, and they RAM shoulders! Neither man falls but the fans fire up. Claudio and Cash speed things up, then Cash dropkicks a leg!

Cash trips Claudio, tags Dax, and they hand off Claudio so Dax can CHOP! Dax bumps Claudio off buckles, CHOPS again, then stalks him. Claudio eggs Cash on, so Dax winds up, only for Claudio to kick low! Claudio scoops and SLAMS Dax, dusts himself off and tags in Moxley. Moxley gets the legs to stomp Dax in the gut! Moxley drops an elbow, covers, ONE! Moxley clamps onto Dax, they go to a corner, and Moxley CHOPS, and then CHOPS again! Moxley keeps Dax in the corner to CHOP again! Moxley whisp corner to corner, Dax reverses and Moxley bounces off buckles, into a BIG back drop!

The fans fire up as Dax CHOPS Moxley, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS again! Dax reels Moxley in for a snap suplex! Then Dax drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Dax tags Cash, FTR whips Moxley to ropes, for the body shot, knee lift, and then Cash suplexes! Moxley slips free, gets around, SLEEPER! Cash scrambles around, throws Moxley out, and waits on BCC as they regroup and talk. Moxley slides in, eggs Cash on, so Cash gets in his face! Cash gives short headbutts again and again! Moxley ROCKS Cash, Cash ROCKS Moxley! They go forearm to forearm, and fans fire up! Moxley ROCKS Cash again, but Cash ROCKS Moxley back!

Moxley kicks low, whips to ropes, then ELBOWS Cash down! Cash goes to the apron so Moxley drags Dax in! Claudio jumps in, the BCC mug Dax and whip him to a corner. Claudio sends Moxley in but Dax dodges! Dax ducks under Claudio, Cash FLYING DOUBLE LARIATS the BCC! Then DOUBLE DROPKICKS send BCC out of the ring! Tulsa fires up for FTR as Cash watches Moxley. Dax goes out to ROCK and CHOP Moxley then even adds a headbutt! Claudio storms up to UPPERCUT Dax! Moxley puts Dax in the corner to fire hands, but Cash drags Moxley down to CHOP! Cash puts Moxley in, only for Moxley to BLAST Cash away!

Moxley runs, DIVES, but only gets Dax! Cash RAMS Moxley into steel steps! The ref stops Claudio from getting involved again, this has to be a match, not a brawl. Cash puts Moxley in the ring, puts him in the corner, and tags Dax. FTR mugs Moxley and the fans fire up while the ref counts. Dax steps in and drags Moxley back up. Dax whips Moxley to then catch him for a COBRA TWIST! Moxley endures, FTR gets a bit sneaky as they link up! The ref stops that, then Claudio BOOTS Dax for good measure! Dax stands back up, he tags Cash and bumps Moxley off Cash’s knees! Cash CHOPS Moxley against ropes and the fans fire up!

Cash stays between Moxley and Claudio to then DROPKICK Moxley down! Cash mocks Claudio’s cannon arms, then he drags Moxley to the ropes. Cash stands on Moxley, the ref counts, and Cash lets off to tag Dax. FTR get the legs to ROPE GUILLOTINE Moxley! Moxley sputters, Dax kicks him down! Dax bumps Moxley off buckles, but Moxley counter punches! And again! And again! Dax kicks low, whips corner to corner, then runs in, but Moxley LARIATS back! Both men are down, the fans fire up again, and Claudio reaches out. Mox gets that arm working, reaches out in return, hot tag to Claudio!

The fans rally as the Swiss Superman rallies on Dax! Whip and UPPERCUT! Then UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! The fans fire up, the ref counts, and Claudio lets off. Then jukes the ref, to UPPERCUT again! Claudio says it’s time and the fans fire up! Claudio trips Dax, but Cash runs up! Claudio fireman’s carries, Cash slips free, and now Dax kicks low! Dax reels Claudio in but Claudio Alabama Lifts! Cash saves Dax now, they work together to DOUBLE SUPLEX, but Claudio lands out of it! Claudio DOUBLE BACK SUPLEXES!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands back up.

Claudio runs the ropes to LARIAT Dax down! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives but Claudio drags Dax up. Claudio reels Dax in, but Dax back drops free! Claudio bails out but Dax pursues. Dax dodges Claudio’s lariat, only to run into a kick from Moxley! Moxley reels Dax in, Claudio goes up the apron, they steal the MIND BREAKER to the floor! The fans go nuts and Moxley talks trash as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The BCC regroups in the ring, then Moxley goes out to the apron to soak up cheers and jeers. The ring count starts, The BCC lets it climb, but Cash rallies Tulsa for Dax. Dax flounders in at 7 but Claudio is right on him! Claudio chinbars and chicken wings Dax to keep him from Cash, then tags in Moxley. Moxley runs to BLAST Cash, then clothesline Dax! The ref keeps Cash from getting after Moxley, and Moxley whips Dax corner to corner hard! Dax falls, but Moxley ties up the legs. Moxley crossfaces Dax into the Queen Angelito! Dax endures, Moxley shifts to a facelock and puts Dax in the corner.

Moxley CHOPS, Dax CHOPS, repeat! They brawl, Claudio joins in and the BCC mugs Dax! The ref reprimands but Moxley whips Dax corner to corner hard again! Dax falls back, Moxley covers, TWO! Moxley drags Dax over, traps an arm and tags in Claudio. Claudio gets a leg to SMASH the knee! Dax writhes but Claudio clamps on a chinlock. Claudio grinds Dax into the mat but Dax endures. Dax fights up, pries at the hold, throws body shots, but Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax storms up, but into a SLEEPER! Dax turns that into a BIG back suplex! Both men are down and Dynamite returns to single picture!

The fans rally, Dax crawls but Claudio clamps back on with another chinlock. Dax endures, reaches out, but he’s still so far away from both his corner and the ropes. The ref checks, the arm drops once. The arm drops twice! Dax revives and the fans fire up! Dax stands, reaches back, JAWBREAKER! Dax is free and he goes to a corner. Claudio runs in but into a BOOT! Claudio tries again, he blocks the boot, but Dax ROCKS him with a right, then POSTS him! Claudio flops to the apron, Dax crawls away, but Claudio hurries back in. Claudio grabs a foot, drags Dax back while reaching out, but Dax gets away. Hot tags to Moxley and Cash!

The fans fire up as Cash JABS, JABS and ROCKS Mox! Claudio returns but gets a DROPKICK for it! Cash UPPERCUTS Moxley! Cash ducks ‘n’ dodges Claudio to LEAPING LARIAT! Cash then runs up to CHOP Mox in the corner! CHOP and UPPERCUT on repeat, then Cash whips corner to corner. Moxley reverses but Cash goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!! Moxley escapes, shoots around to full nelson, but Cash slips free! Moxley wants underhooks now but Cash wrenches out to suplex, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! The five minute warning hits, tag to Cash. The fans rally for FTR as they get Moxley up.

FTR double whips, but Claudio runs in to shove Cash into Dax! No Shatter Machine, and BCC gets Cash up. They double suplex but Dax TACKLES Claudio! Cash cradles Moxley, TWO!! Moxley escapes, gets around Cash, but Dax tags in before the atomic drop! Cash hobbles, Moxley ELBOWS Dax and fires off on both men! Moxley kicks Cash, fires more shots, then BOOTS him! Moxley runs, but into a pop-up! Dax is up top, FTR hits a BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Moxley survives and shocks everyone! The three minute warning hits, the fans are thunderous, and Dax puts Moxley up top.

Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, and Cash knows to go to the adjacent corner. But Claudio sees that and UPPERCUTS Cash right down! Claudio CLUBS Dax, Electric Chair Lifts him, and Moxley adjusts up top! Dax slips fere, though, and POSTS Claudio! Then Dax is right up after Moxley again! Cash is back up on a corner, the fans fire up for SUPERPLEX, and SPLASH, onto knees! They hit Power but no Glory, and Claudio gets Dax FOR THE SWING! The fans fire up as Moxley watches Dax go around and around and around, to then DROPKICK him out of the swing! Cover, TWO!!

Moxley seethes as he sits Dax up, and he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Moxley then puts on a SLEEPER! Dax fights up, scrambles around, but ends up brought down into the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley rolls that into the REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Cash hurries over, only for Claudio to catch him! REAR NAKED CHOKE! The fans fire up as we hit the two minute warning. Cash fights up, has Claudio as a backpack, and he drops right onto Moxley! The fans fire up again as all four men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Claudio and Cash bail out. Moxley and Dax stand up and they start throwing forearms!

Dax trips Moxley, steps through, SHARPSHOOTER! Cash intercepts Claudio this time, but Claudio still kicks at Dax! Dax holds on, Cash GERMAN SUPLEXES Claudio away! Moxley still endures as we hit ONE MINUTE LEFT! Cash and Claudio fight, Claudio gets Cash in a SHARPSHOOTER!! Cash can endure all he wants, this is about Moxley’s stamina! Claudio turns things around to stare Dax down, and they start a SLAP FIGHT! The fans are thunderous, these two let off the holds to just fire off! Claudio UPPERCUTS again and again, but gets caught to a backslide, roll-through and PILEDRIVER!! But Moxley rolls Dax up!! TWO?!?!?

Dax escapes by nanoseconds but Moxley has the BULLY CHOKE!! Dax is already so red, but Cash crawls. Dax stands up, Moxley ROCKS him and flips him off! Moxley runs, into SHATTER MACHINE at the bell!!!

Time Limit Draw

No one can believe it, let alone FTR! They has Moxley, they had BCC, yet they don’t get to finish this! Fans call BS, they want “FIVE MORE MINUTES!” Claudio helps Moxley stand, and the teams figure screw it, let’s keep going! The ref calls for reinforcements as the brawl is on! Claudio tackles Dax, Moxley has Cash, but referees, security and other wrestlers rush out here to stop this! The fans boo, this isn’t what Tulsa wants! “Let Them Fight! Let Them Fight!” Claudio finds Dax and puts on a SLEEPER!! The fans fire up but now everyone else pries these two apart! But then Cash finds Moxley and things reignite!

The fans are going nuts, the four men are separated again, but it is very clear things between the BCC and FTR are far from over! What will it take to put this to rest?

 

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy.

Renee Paquette is with Freshly Squeezed, and Doc Sampson, too, actually. She says Orange has been through a lot lately, to say the least. In chronological order: the Six Man Tag after Chuck Taylor gets taken out; Rocky Romero gets taken out after the Six Man Tag; Cassidy takes on Tomohiro Ishii 1v1; The Kingdom hits Cassidy with a Spike Piledriver; Cassidy has a Texas Deathmatch with Matt Taven; Trent Beretta gets beat down, isn’t medically cleared and isn’t present tonight; Cassidy goes to England to visit Wembley Stadium; Cassidy defends his International Championship under Rev-Pro; and there’s still Revolution.

How is Cassidy feeling here and now? Is he even medically cleared to compete? Well, uh, that’s why Doc is here. Doc says fortunately–or is it unfortunately?–Cassidy just needs to make the bare minimum, and he does, so that means he’s cleared for tonight. And if he is cleared, then he’s gonna wrestle. Cassidy is taking Trent’s place in facing Mike Bennett, will the Best Friends be avenged?

 

Backstage interview with FTR.

Alex Marvez is with Cash & Dax and notes that they were maybe 10 seconds away from winning tonight. Cash says it could’ve just been five, and Dax says the thing is, he came to kick BCC’s ass and they did that. BCC thinks they run AEW, but FTR bows down to nobody. What he suggests is: Revolution is coming up; FTR doesn’t have a match; BCC doesn’t have a match. therefore, FTR VS BCC again. But speaking of, BCC is storming their way up! Security and refs stand between these four to keep this from getting physical, but it should be obvious when and where we’re going to see this happen again. Will it be a barn burner in Greensboro?

 

Orange Cassidy VS Mike Bennett w/ Matt Taven!

As we heard from Renee, Freshly Squeezed has been through the wringer but isn’t even slowing down. Is he going to get revenge for Chuck, Rocky and Trent here tonight? Or is he playing right into the Undisputed Kingdom’s hands?

As The Kingdom make their entrance, Cassidy doesn’t even wait for the bell, he rushes up the ramp! Cassidy dodges Bennett to ORANGE PUNCH Taven down! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off on Mike and sends him down the ramp! Mike flounders to ringside, Cassidy goes after him and puts him in the ring. The fans are fired up and the bell sounds. Cassidy storms up on Mike in a corner to “viciously” stomp. Then Cassidy actually stomps away on Mike! The ref counts, Cassidy lets off, and Mike gets up to SUCKER PUNCH! The fans boo but Mike bumps Cassidy off buckles. Mike CHOPS, then stalks Cassidy to a corner.

Mike CHOPS Cassidy again, brings him around, and whips corner to corner hard! Cassidy bounces off buckles, the fans boo but Mike soaks it up. Mike drags Cassidy up, suplexes high and hard, then covers, ONE! Mike is frustrated already but he stomps Cassidy. Mike mocks the chants then bumps Cassidy off buckles. Mike digs his boots in, lets off to blow kisses to the fans, then he suplexes high and hard again. Cover, TWO! Mike is even more frustrated, and he drags Cassidy up to DECK him! Mike then drags Cassidy back up, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirl DDTS!

The fans fire up as Cassidy kips up! Cassidy powers up the arm but Roderick Strong runs out here! The ref stops Roddy from getting at Cassidy, and Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! More refs get out here to usher Roddy away, but Mike LOW BLOWS Cassidy! A punch right to the plums brings Orange down, and Mike grins. Mike gets Cassidy up, PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and shocks Mike! Cassidy tumbles out of the ring while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cassidy hobbles, Mike pursues, and Mike THROWS Cassidy into railing! Mike soaks up the heat from Tulsa, then mocks the putting hands into pockets, by flipping everyone off! Mike then THROWS Cassidy into more railing! Cassidy writhes, Mike laughs, and Mike taunts fans while standing on Cassidy’s head! The ref counts, Mike lets off to refresh the ring count, and then he RAMS Cassidy into steel steps! Mike DECKS Cassidy, then shoves him into the ring. Cover, TWO! Cassidy shakes his head, showing that toughness, but Mike kicks him around. Mike stands Cassidy up to hit an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO!

Mike is frustrated again while Cassidy bails back out. Mike paces, pursues, and he whips Cassidy, only for Cassidy to reverse! Mike hits steel steps! Cassidy hobbles over but Mike SUPERKICKS him! Cassidy staggers his way into the ring, Mike follows, and Mike drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives but Mike KNEES him in the back! Mike whips Cassidy to a corner hard and Cassidy falls in a heap. Mike storms up, drags Cassidy up, and CHOPS him in the corner. Cassidy sputters, Mike CHOPS him again, and then Mike brings Cassidy around to bump off buckles. Mike keeps after Cassidy with uppercuts while Dynamite returns to single picture.

The fans rally, Mike whips corner to corner, Cassidy tumbles up and out and to the floor! Cassidy writhes, Mike soaks up more heat, and he drags Cassidy up to DECK him again! Mike drags Cassidy into the ring, talks trash on commentary, and says he does this job better than Schiavone and Excalibur. The problem with AEW is guys like Orange Cassidy. Roddy is taking that title! You hear him!? Y-Yes, they hear him. But then Cassidy DIVES onto Mike and wipes him out! The fans fire up again and Cassidy puts Mike back in. Mike bails out the other side, but Cassidy builds speed to DIVE again!

Fans fire up as Mike hits railing, and Cassidy gets him back in the ring. Mike comes back, and he gives Cassidy an APRON SPINEBUSTER! Then a fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER to the floor! Cassidy writhes, Mike grins and puts Cassidy back in. Mike runs up, into an ORANGE PUNCH!!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy shakes the ropes! Cassidy goes to another corner, he watches Mike rise, and he runs in to Alabama Lift! But Mike fights that to lift! Cassidy fights that, the two fight for control! Cassidy gets Mike up but Mike fights that back down! Mike gets Cassidy up but Cassidy fights that!

Mike still powers Cassidy up, for a GOTCH PILEDRIVER!! Mike crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Cassidy is almost superhuman at this point, and Mike seethes. Mike waits on Cassidy to stand, then runs, but Cassidy dodges! SUPERKICK! Mike ROLLING ELBOWS! Cassidy stays on his feet, a second ROLLING ELBOW knocks him down! The fans boo but Mike hauls Cassidy up. But Cassidy lifts for BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

But then Taven returns to attack! The fans boo as Taven beats Cassidy down, and then Roddy returns to add on! The fans boo harder as Taven sets Cassidy up, but wait! JAKE HAGER!? Oklahoma’s own gets in, runs off Roddy and SPINEBUSTERS Taven! Then he CLOBBERS Mike! The Kingdom retreats, and BREAKING NEWS for Rampage! Hager will take on Roddy Strong! Is Roddy strong enough to bring down the Big Hurt?

 

Backstage interview with Angelo Parker.

Renee says tonight is the night. Cool Hand Ange gets his date with Ruby Soho, how is he feeling? It’s wild. Renee knows better than anyone that this has been a wild process, so he’s excited, nervous and- Ruby is here, in a dress! Renee will let them take it from here, see you later. Ruby promises to tell Renee all about it later, Renee says, “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do,” and Ruby says, “No promises.” Parker offers his arm, Ruby takes it, and the two spot a car pulling up. Is this them? No, Parker got a Lyft. Is that okay? Ruby’s fine with that.

The lovebirds head out, but who steps out of the SUV? It’s RIC FLAIR! The Nature Boy is back, will he have something to say on the road to Revolution?

 

Backstage interview with Ric Flair.

Dynamite returns, and Renee says it’s great to see the Nature Boy. But with Revolution, March 3rd, just around the corner, Sting’s final match, can we get some thoughts on what this means to Ric? He says that he and Sting have known each other a long time, he doesn’t care if anyone dislikes what he’s about to say, but Ric is disappointed. When he signed up for this retirement tour, he hoped he’d be part of the picture more, if that makes sense. But Sting the person, Sting the Icon, Ric just wished Sting would involve him more. Ric’s also a little disappointed in himself that he hasn’t been in the middle of all of this.

So Ric’s gonna “explore some options.” Just telling the truth. Renee appreciates the time, and Ric continues on to the office of… Matthew & Nicholas Jackson!? The Bucks grumble that Ric’s here, but he says he wants a word. Do they have the time? Sure, let’s talk. The EVPs welcome Ric into their office, what is The Nature Boy gonna wheel ‘n’ deal this time?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He welcomes to one of the great young stars of AEW, it’s Daniel Garcia! The fans cheer as The Dragonslayer makes his way down to the ring, and does his dance! Garcia joins Schiavone and Schiavone brings up the match last week, Garcia VS Adam “Edge” Copeland, hoping to name a contender to the TNT Championship. Unfortunately, we saw what happened, The Patriarchy attacked and now The Rated R Superstar is unable to compete, he’s on the shelf. Fans boo that, but Schiavone says here’s a big announcement: Revolution will see Daniel Garcia challenge Christian Cage for the TNT title!

Schiavone hands Garcia the mic to speak, and fans chant “You Deserve It!” Garcia has them calm down, and says a lot of the time, he feels like he doesn’t, so thanks for saying that. From the bottom of his heart, thank you. He always felt like in this business, he was destined for great things. That is what people told him, that he’d be great. But a couple months ago, when he was at his lowest, it was one of the lowest moments in his career, in his life, he lost confidence. He started to lose that feeling, he really did. But Garcia knew going through all that, three seconds is all he needs. And at the end of the Continental Classic, he got those three seconds!

Garcia took full advantage of three seconds, and those three seconds changed his life! The fans cheer that, and Garcia says every single time he got down, y’all picked him back up! Every time he danced, y’all danced with him! And he can’t thank them enough for helping him restore that feeling! The fans cheer Garcia on, and Garcia then tells Adam Copeland through the camera, no one knows how their match would’ve ended. But Garcia is confident that if it went on any longer, Garcia would’ve tapped Edge out. Fans are mixed there, but Garcia says it isn’t done between them. He will see Edge again. Just know that when that day comes, Garcia will be holding the TNT Championship!

Garcia says that brings us to Revolution! Garcia has a message for Christian! When Christian steps into the ring with Garcia, Garcia will take him down to- Oh, of course, here comes Captain Charisma, as well as his Patriarchy, from Nick and “Mother” Shayna to Killswitch/Luchasaurus. Christian has a mic to say, “Adam Copeland will not have another chance at my TNT Championship ever, do you understand me?” Fans boo but Christian says Tulsa needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business. Fans still boo, but Christian tells Daniel that what happened last week was just a byproduct of being in the ring with Edge.

But it worked out pretty well, right? Because now Garcia stands as #1 contender to the TNT Championship for Revolution. Christian adds that Garcia’s been on a hell of a run lately, getting wins left and right. But Christian must say, as much as he’d love to go 1v1 with Garcia for the title, he doesn’t think it should happen at Revolution. Fans boo that and Garcia says okay, then where? Christian says it’s not that Garcia isn’t worthy, it’s that Christian doesn’t think he’s ready. Because he doesn’t need to tell Garcia that Garcia is easily distracted. Don’t get Christian wrong, he likes the signature dance as much as the next guy.

But the thing is, that is a distraction. Garcia just wants to make people, to entertain them, to send them home saying, “Daniel Garcia was great, wasn’t he?” Christian wants to send them home knowing he is the most dominant TNT Champion of all time! The fans boo again but Christian tells them to pipe down. Christian says they both know why Garcia is the way he is, don’t they? Christian knows something the fans don’t. The fans chant “You Suck! You Suck!” but Christian says Garcia had a pretty dark childhood, didn’t he? That he didn’t have so many happy memories. So here’s a question: Does Garcia know a Jackie Garcia in Buffalo Court?

Can Garcia confirm that Jackie was married to one David Garcia? And that David is Daniel’s father, and that David… IS DEAD! Fans boo, we all knew where he was gong with this! Now wouldn’t it be a sweet fairytale ending for Garcia to walk into Revolution, win the TNT title, raise it up and dedicate it to his late great father? Well let’s be honest, Garcia knows as well as Christian does that David wasn’t so great. David was a PIECE OF CRAP LOSER ALCOHOLIC that lost his life to the bottle!! And unlike him, Christian doesn’t wanna hurt Garcia. Unlike David, Christian wants Daniel to fulfill his potential.

Unlike David, Christian doesn’t want to be Daniel’s opponent, he wants to be Daniel’s father. Fans boo even harder and Garcia seethes. Garcia tells Christian that if he ever talks about Garcia’s beautiful mother again, he’s a dead man! But since we’re talking about dead relatives, and about Garcia’s dead dad, how about Christian get in the ring so Garcia can put him in the ground right next to him!? The fans fire up and Garcia throws his jacket off. Christian sends Nick instead, so Garcia dodges Nick, trips him, and puts on the DRAGON TAMER!! Christian sends Killswitchasaurus, but Garcia lets Nick go to be ready.

And then Matt Menard SMACKS Luchasaurus with a chair! And again! Daddy Magic dares Christian to do something as he stands tall with Garcia! The fans fire up, and despite what Christian wants, the match his still on! Will Red Death end Christian’s reign of terror?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page, Hook & Rob Van Dam.

Renee says tonight’s main event is these three against Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage. The Cowboy is also days away from the AEW World Championship Triple Threat, how is he feeling ahead of tonight? Hangman says tonight is all about opportunity, and opportunity for all three of his team. Hook wants to avenge his loss to Samoa Joe, RVD wants to redeem himself against Swerve for that loss under hardcore rules. And honestly, if RVD had beat Swerve that night, we wouldn’t be here in the first place, but that’s not the point. RVD says hey, he’s not happy about that either. Was Nana even there? Or was he getting into something else RVD would be interested in?

Hangman has RVD focus: this is a chance tonight before Revolution to hurt Swerve Strickland, and that is what they’re gonna do! That’s the plan, stick to it, they both owe him! RVD is fired up, and wonders if Nana will be here tonight. This one of a kind trio is ready, but will they take over whose house?

 

“Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Sydni Winnell!

The AEW Women’s World Champion continues her string of “public workouts” on her way to Revolution, looking to stay sharp ahead of facing Deonna Purrazzo. Will the leading lady make this look easy? Or will she be caught off guard by Tulsa’s hometown girl?

The bell rings and Storm fires off on Sydni! Storm stomps Sydni in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and Storm storms back up. Storm brings Sydni up but Sydni throws forearms! The fans rally as Sydni whips, but Storm reverses. Sydni ducks ‘n’ dodges but Storm hits a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, lets off, and the fans cheer, as does Mariah. Storm whips Sydni to a corner, runs in, and SPLASHES! Storm then headlocks for a BULLDOG! Storm smiles as she gets her filter, and she goes back to Sydni. Sydni JAWBREAKERS, then runs up, but Storm trips her! Storm runs to SWEET HIP MUSIC!

Storm brings Sydni up, STORM ZERO! But Storm isn’t done here, she gets a leg for the ANKLE LOCK! Sydni endures but then Storm lets go. She says that’s too easy! FUJIWARA ARMBAR, and then VENUS DE MILO!! Sydni verbally quits, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by submission

The AEW Women’s World Champion just sent a message to her challenger that anything Deonna can do, Storm can do better. Will nothing stop Storm- Wait! Speak of the Virtuosa and here she comes! She wants her match now, will she upstage the leading lady?

Deonna Purrazzo VS Madison Rayne!

The bell rings and the two shake hands. They circle, tie up, and Rayne waistlocks. Deonna switches and SLAMS Rayne down, then facelocks. Rayne fights up, wrenches to a wristlock but Deonna headlocks for a takeover. The fans rally, Rayne headscissors, but Deonna kips free. Rayne sweeps to cover, ONE! Deonna goes to sweep, Rayne avoids it, so Deonna body shots and snapmares. Deonna chinlocks but Rayne fights up. The fans rally, Deonna shifts to a headlock and she grinds Rayne again. Rayne pops out the back, headlocks in return, but Deonna powers up and out. They RAM shoulders and neither falls.

The fans rally, Rayne trips Deonna then things speed up. Rayne stops to stomp the dropdown, then she CLUBS away on Deonna! Rayne drags Deonna up, bumps her off buckles, and then digs her boots in. The ref counts, Rayne lets off at 4, and she whips Deonna corner to corner. Deonna stops herself, goes under and keeps moving, to then BOOT Rayne down! The fans fire up with Deonna while Rayne goes to the apron. Deonna waits, then rallies the fans as she builds speed, and she WRECKS Rayne with a dropkick! The Virtuosa lounges on the apron while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Deonna fetches Rayne, reels her in, but Rayne fights the suplex! Rayne throws body shots, then RAMS Deonna into the apron! Rayne SMACKS Deonna off the apron now, then brings her around to SMACK her off the steps! Deonna falls over, Rayne refreshes the ring count, and soaks up the cheers and jeers. Deonna flounders into the ring but Rayne stomps her to the corner. Rayne digs her knee in and smiles, then lets off as she blows kisses. Deonna goes to a corner but Rayne brings her out. Deonna fights the suplex now, so Rayne throws knees! Rayne cranks on the facelock to hit a INVERTED DDT!

Rayne keeps the facelock on so she can grind Deonna down. Deonna endures, fights back up, but Rayne throws her by her hair! The ref reprimands but Rayne shrugs. Rayne drags Deonna up, facelocks again, and puts on the squeeze. Deonna endures, stands back up, and wrenches out to fire forearms! Deonna backs Rayne down, whips her to ropes, but Rayne slips around! Deonna fights off the nelson to whip, but Rayne tilt-o-whirls into an OCTOPUS! Deonna stays up while she endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture. The fans rally, Deonna drops and Rayne sunset flips it, TWO! ENZIGIRI!

Rayne hurries to ripcord Deonna, but Deonna denies her the cutter! DOUBLE LARIATS collide and both women are down! The fans rally back up and a standing count begins. Rayne and Deonna rise at about 6 of 10, then stand at 7. Deonna BOOTS the lariat away, then LARIATS in return! Deonna rallies, the fans fire up, and she kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Rayne wobbles into the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Then Deonna rolls but Rayne rolls through! Deonna stands Rayne up but Rayne breaks free of the wristlock! Rayne ROCKS Deonna, but Deonna ROCKS her back! Rayne ROCKS Deonna again, but Deonna ROCKS Rayne again!

Deonna then blocks a forearm to fire a flurry! She ROCKS Rayne, reels her in, but Rayne throws elbows free and rolls Deonna up! ONE!! Rayne stands, wrenches, hooks Deonna up, but Deonna wrenches free to FLATLINER!! The ref checks Rayne, that was a hard landing! Rayne is somehow okay, so Deonna looks to end this fast! She sends a message back to Toni Storm, she steals the “Break a Leg” ANKLE LOCK!! Rayne taps, Deonna wins!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by submission

Tonight, the student surpasses the mentor, and she is primed for facing her former friend! Wait! Storm rushes back out here, armed with a shoe! Deonna dodges then BOOTS Storm down! Then she swings on Mariah! Mariah gets away, Storm catches Deonna into BREAK A LEG!! And with a grapevine!! Deonna endures, reaches around, the ref reprimanding Storm the whole time! Storm doesn’t let go, so the ref tells Luther to do something! He’s the butler, after all! Luther says fine, and he storms in to tell Lady Storm that this is enough. Storm lets Deonna go, then applies her lipstick like the madwoman she is!

Will Deonna learn she’s not ready to take the spotlight, nor the title, away from “Timeless” Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

On top of Hager VS Roddy, and on top of Mariah May VS Anna Jay, we’ll hear from The EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson. Will they give us some insight as to what Ric Flair wanted to talk with them about? Plus, we’ll hear from Sammy Guevara, what are his thoughts after being blindsided by Powerhouse Hobbs? And then, there will be a massive Trios Triple Threat! Matt Sydal & Private Party VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta VS Top Flight & Action Andretti! Who will take a huge step towards challenging for the AEW World Trios Championships?

 

Darby Allin & Sting speak.

The Relentless One starts by saying, “When you’re close to the end, you look back at life, it really puts everything into perspective. The fame, the spotlight, the material objects that we chase that we think define us but in reality don’t mean a single thing. We’ve been looking at some old photos today. Sting, is it cool if I show the Young Bucks some of these photos?” The Icon is off camera but he says yeah, it’s cool. Darby says he’s got something to show us. Darby brings the pictures over and holds up one. This is a photo of Sting and his sons, Garrett & Steven, in matching face paint. The Bucks remember those two, right? Of course they do.

When this photo was taken, Garrett & Steven were about the same age as The Bucks’ kids are right now. This is Sting’s flesh and blood. “This is the only thing that matters in life in the end. It’s family.” Sting takes the photo to look at it. And Darby’s right, family is the only thing that really matters. Sting admits this strikes a nerve right now, too, because in all the years he’s been a pro-wrestler, nobody’s ever messed with his flesh ‘n’ blood. “Until you, Bucks. A lot’s going on in my own personal life the last couple of weeks. This, the Bucks, and only seven days ago or so, another family member of mine, my father, passed away.

“He was like a hero to me. He taught me right. Makes me think a lot about my own mortality. I used to think I was so invincible, y’know? Sometimes, I do feel that way still. But time catches up. Catches up with everyone, and it caught me for sure. I know that truly I am not invincible. But one thing that I do know: Everything that I have left in me… I’m bringing to Revolution. And it’s going to meet you face to face, Bucks. You have a fight on your hands. The fight of your life.” The Tornado Tag Match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships may be Sting’s last match, but will it be The Bucks’ last match, too?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring, again.

And this time, he welcomes The Undisputed Kingdom’s Wardlow! The fans boo as the War Dog storms his way down to the ring, sitting pretty on a nine match win streak. But then he grabs the mic away and tells Schiavone to get out of the ring before knocking him on his old ass again. Fans boo more but Wardlow says yeah, yeah, he’s pissed. He’s been pissed off for a long time. Two years ago, Wardlow had THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of people chanting his name, city after city, in a manor that hasn’t been heard or seen in decades! Wardlow as the Next Big Thing!

“But apparently the rocket strapped to his back was put on upside-down, because ever since, he has been driven into the ground and screwed over and over and over again! “You would think the one true, homegrown, day one AEW original mega star would’ve been the champion a long time ago. But somehow, I’ve never even received an opportunity for the heavyweight title, and people back there need to be fired and thrown in jail for that fact! But let’s look at some of the people who have held it, because there’s been a lot of men running around here claiming to be the best.” Kings, gods, so what does that make Wardlow?

Because the Best in the World, the “real” heavyweight champion, Wardlow beat his ass like nobody has in his entire career! His body’s still falling apart from Wardlow! Which brings Wardlow to our former champ, the guy who is better than all of us and we know it. Yeah, your favorite! Guess what? Wardlow squashed him like an insect like nobody ever has in that guy’s career! Which brings him to the most dangerous man in the room, the current champ, Samoa Joe. Fans chant for Joe but Wardlow wants a reminder from when they were in the ring together. Oh right! Wardlow choked Joe’s ass out and beat him, too!

And by the way, big shiny belts and custom suits even better on Wardlow. So again he asks, “What does that make me? Because it sounds like I’M the Best in the World. It sounds like I’M better than you, and you know it. It sounds like I’M the most dangerous man in the room! I AM THE UNCROWNED KING OF AEW, and it is time I start eating like one, because I have been starving. And I am done being fed scraps. Look at me! LOOK AT ME! I am everything a world champion is supposed to be!! I’m the baddest SOB to ever lace up a pair of boots, and there is no one back there bigger, stronger or faster than me. There is no one that can stop me!

“And if anybody wants to get in my way, just know this is no longer wrestling. This is WAR!” Wardlow throws down the mic after having thrown down the challenge, will anyone dare step in the way of his warpath to the top?

 

AEW shares footage from after last Friday’s Rampage.

The Bang Bang Scissor Gang was successful in their first outing as a six pack, and they regrouped backstage. Jay White and the boys were all fired up, and Billy apologizes for knocking into White. Then what about Billy & Austin doing the 3:10 to Yuma when that’s kinda what the Gunn Brothers do? Uh, sorry, no apologies, Billy is their dad, he could easily be a Collision Cowboy. Maybe they get together and do like they did in the old days? Austin likes that idea. White double checks: the good ol’ days like when they won Six Man titles with their dad? Or did that not happen until Switchblade stepped on the scene?

But White tells “Mr. Gunn,” “Papa Gunn,” that he likes the idea. The next Collision, we get Billy, Colten and White teaming up to represent BBSG. Well, Austin was hoping to get in on that, but Caster & Bowens don’t mind. This is cohesion, because no matter the combo, The Bang Bang Scissor Gang rules the world. BECAUSE EVERYONE…! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED! Bang Bang!! Will Daddy Ass, one of his sons and #KingSwitch make for a winning combination this Saturday on Collision?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Wardlow!

Tony Khan says if Wardlow wants to prove he’s the biggest and the baddest and the most deserving of the next world title shot, then he’ll get his chance inside what’s being called “Meat Madness!” More details to come on whatever that is, but will we get plenty of big meaty men slapping meat in the near future?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

Will Ospreay is going to make his return to AEW when Dynamite rolls into Huntsville, Alabama! Surely the Aerial Assassin has a lot to say about being full-time All Elite, but what will he have to say about facing fellow Don Callis Family member, Konosuke Takeshita, at Revolution? Speaking of…

Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family!

Renee is with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, “The Alpha” Konosuke Takeshita, and of course, creepy Callis himself. She brings up last week, Callis making the match for Revolution. Has he put any more thought into how that match is going to help the family? Yes, a lot of thought. This will help them big time because no matter what, two of the best in-ring competitors in the world, Ospreay and Konosuke, will still be part of the Don Callis Family. We just saw Ospreay have a great farewell to UK wrestling, even Tony Khan was there to cheer him on. Everyone thought Ospreay was going to get on the same flight with TK back to the US, but no.

And why was that? Because Callis is on his way with the DCF jet to pick Ospreay up and personally bring him stateside for Revolution! Callis is so excited about that, he’s even got the “meat madness!” He slaps Hobbs’ big chest, and that hurts Callis’ hand more than anything. Hobbs is the biggest, the strongest and most violent man in this company, and he is gonna put the hurt on a lot of people in the Meat Madness Match! But there’s a fly in the ointment and that’s Sammy Guevara. Callis hasn’t forgotten about that little cuck. We know Sammy’s gonna be in Tulsa for Rampage, so he and the Family will settle scores soon enough.

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

No other sports are in the way, AEW’s back on Saturday, and Bryan Danielson gets another Strong Style dream match as he takes on Jun Akiyama! Will the American Dragon defeat Blue Thunder like he did Blue Justice? Or will he be slain by The Sternness?

 

Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page, Hook & Rob Van Dam!

A lot has been said about the coming AEW World Championship Triple Threat, but the One True King of Wrestling Television is no stranger to those odds. But will his odds improve when he, The Realest & The Machine get through with this match? Or will the Cowboy, the Cold Hearted Handsome Devil and the One of a Kind legend execute the game plan and cut the title match down to a 1v1?

The teams sort out and Joe starts against Hook in a slight rematch of their world title showdown. They tie up, Joe shoves Hook away but Hook gets up. Joe chuckles, circles with Hook and they tie up again. Joe SLAMS Hook down but Hook gets up in a huff. Joe chuckles more but Hook keeps cool. They reset, tie up, and Joe powers Hook towards a corner. Hook uses that to send Joe in and fires off hands! Joe shoves Hook away but Hook comes back to ROCK Joe! Hook ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT Joe down! Hook runs up to fire off in a corner! Joe turns that around to fire body shots and JABS in return!

Joe fires fast hands, the ref counts, but Joe RIDGE HAND CHOPS Hook down! Joe snarls, drags Hook up, and he puts Hook in the corner. Tag to Cage and he RAMS Hook. And RAMS him again! Then CHOPS! Cage clotheslines point blank again and again, then reels Hook in. Hook gets around to waistlock but Cage elbows free. Hook elbows in return, then hurries for his corner, tag to RVD! The fans fire up as RVD dodges, fires off hands on Cage, but Cage shoves back. RVD blocks a kick, spins Cage around and leg scissor rolls him! TWO, but RVD jumps up! Cage stops the monkey flip to RAM RVD into the corner!

Tag to Swerve, and the Embassy mugs RVD. Swerve whips RVD into Cage’s scoop, BACKBREAKER to SLIDING LARIAT COMBO! The fans fire up, Swerve covers, TWO! RVD goes to a corner but Swerve storms up on him. Swerve whips RVD corner to corner, RVD reverses and runs in, to MURAMASA! RVD then whips Swerve corner to corner, runs in again, MONKEY FLIP! Swerve flounders and the fans fire up! RVD gets the fans to join in with the “Rob! Van! Dam!” and waistlocks. Swerve switches, RVD goes to ropes, Hangman tags in before the O’Conner! RVD rolls free but Swerve somersaults, but RVD dodges the flatliner!

Hangman gets right in Swerve’s face and the fans fire up! Hangman TACKLES Swerve, the two scrap, Cage gets in and so does Hook. They separate the two, the fans want more “COWBOY SHID!” but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Swerve talks trash, tags out, and Cage meets Page once again. Hangman kicks and CHOPS and CHOPS, then bumps Cage off buckles. Hangman tells Hook to handle this and tags him in. It’s a preview of the FTW Championship match as Hook fires knees into Cage’s abs. Hook throws body shots and forearms, the ref counts and Hook lets off to bring Cage out. Hook whips, then LARIATS! Cage wobbles but stays up, so Hook runs up to whip again. Cage reverses and CLOBBERS Hook! Cage drags Hook up, but Hook throws body shots! Hook fires forearms and haymakers, then whips again. Cage reverses again and Swerve gets a cheap shot in!

The ref reprimands but Cage CLOBBERS Hook all the same. Nana cheers the Embassy on and Cage drags Hook up, Cage bump Hook off buckles, tags in Swerve, and Swerve brings Hook around. Swerve hits a NECKBREAKER, then kneels for the cover, TWO! The cocky cover wasn’t gonna cut it but Swerve digs his boot into Hook’s neck! Swerve bumps Hook off buckles, tags Joe, and Joe takes his time to step in. Joe JABS, JABS and JABS, then snapmares to CHOP Hook’s back! Then he PENALTY KICKS Hook down, for the FLASH ELBOW DROP! Joe stalks Hook to ropes, drags him up, and puts him in the corner.

Joe tags Swerve, they mug Hook, then Swerve grinds Hook into the ropes. The ref counts, Swerve ROCKS Hook as he lets off, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Tag back to Joe, the mugging continues, and Joe throws body shots. Joe throws knees into Hook, but lets off as Hook sits down. Joe taunts Hangman, but the fans rally up as Joe tags Cage. Cage drags Hook up, suplexes, and he holds Hook up! With one arm! Then the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this but Cage talks some smack on him. Cage drags Hook up, fireman’s carries, and smiles as he F- DDT!! Hook turns things around and hurries for his corner!

The fans fire up as the hot tag goes to RVD! Hangman is confused but RVD WHEEL KICKS Cage! And JUMP KICKS Swerve! And JUMP KICKS Joe! RVD blocks a kick from Swerve to SPIN HEEL KICK him down! RVD then slingshots to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP on the apron!! Swerve sputters, RVD goes up and CROSSBODIES Cage! RVD runs to SHOTGUN Joe down! RVD hurries to ROLLING THUNDER onto Swerve! The fans fire up but Cage kicks. RVD blocks to step over WHEEL KICK! The fans fire up as RVD just keeps moving! RVD goes right up the corner, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, but Joe breaks it!

Joe stomps away on RVD, Hangman protests, but then Swerve sneaks in to BOOT Hangman! Swerve stomps away on RVD, the ref reprimands because Cage is still legal. Swerve drags RVD over, Cage hauls him up. Cage whips RVD into the corner, tags Swerve, and the Embassy work together. Cage sends Swerve in to UPPERCUT! Swerve tags to Joe before Cage clotheslines RVD! Joe runs in to back elbow, and PELE! RVD flops down, Joe pushes him to a cover, TWO!! RVD survives and Joe is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Joe huffs and puffs and drags RVD back up. Joe snapmares RVD to then clamp on a shoulder claw! RVD endures, the fans rally, and RVD fights up. RVD throws body shots and runs, but Joe throws him down by his hair! The ref reprimands again, but Joe tags to Swerve. Swerve stalks RVD to a corner, drags him up, and fires body shots and forearms! Swerve snapmares RVD, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Then he hits the Griddy! Swerve drags RVD around into a HALF CRAB! RVD endures being bent and Hangman coaches him. RVD reaches out, but Swerve kicks him down. RVD still fights up to ENZIGIRI!

Swerve tags Cage, Cage hauls RVD up and whips him to a corner. Cage UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! RVD is still in this but Cage tags Joe. Joe storms up on RVD, keeps between RVD and his team, then stomps him to a corner. Joe stands RVD up, Dynamite returns to single picture again, and Joe CHOPS! Joe JABS, JABS, and JABS, high then low then again and again! RVD sits down, Joe digs his boot in! The ref counts, Joe lets off, and Joe argues with Swerve a bit about how they’re handling this. Joe storms back over to RVD, HEADBUTTS, then brings him corner to corner.

RVD blocks the bump to ROUNDHOUSE, then springboard JUMP KICK! RVD and Joe fall and the fans fire back up! A standing count begins as both men stir. RVD reaches out, crawls his way over, but so does Joe. Hot tags to Cage and Hangman! Hangman dodges Cage to BLAST Swerve, then he BOOTS Cage! Triangle jump LARIAT for Swerve! ELBOW for Cage, then a whip, but Cage reverses! POP-UP- RANA from Hangman! Hangman handsprings to his feet and the fans are thunderous! Hangman PLANCHAS but Swerve dodges! Somersault- BOOT stops Swerve! Hangman goes up top to CROSSBODY at Cage!

But Cage catches Hangman! Cage does bicep curls to show off, but then Hangman slips free of the scoop! ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, into another ROLLING ELBOW! Fireman’s carry, and Hangman hits a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Joe storms in as Hangman fires up, and Joe BOOTS Hangman down! Hook runs in to LARIAT Joe down! Swerve gets in, dodges Hook, throws him down to gator roll and deadlift BRAINBUSTER! RVD goes up to FLYING JUMP KICK! Cage kicks and whips but RVD reverses! Cage ducks the roundhouse to pump handle and POWERBOMB!

Cage sees Hangman, dodges, but then Hangman runs back in. Cage puts Hangman on the apron but Hangman BOOTS back! Hangman sees his targets, but who does he want? Hangman goes up to aim at Swerve but Cage ROCKS Hangman first! Cage climbs up but then Hook joins in! Hook has Cage in a waistlock, GERMAN SUPERPLEX COMBO!! All those three are down, and Hook rises up! “This is Awesome!” as Hook storms around. Hook waits on Cage, reels him in, REDRUM!! With body scissors, too! But Cage manages to tag Joe in! Swerve then gets Hook off Cage, to suplexes and- NO, Hook slips around into REDRUM!!

Swerve flails, throws Hook away, Cage POP-UP POWERBOMBS Hook! Then flips him into the HOUSE CALL!! But Hangman slingshots in, Swerve dodges, BUCKSHOT hits Cage!! Fans fire up again as Hangman and Swerve stare down. But Joe steps in, and this is the world title match right here! Hangman fights 2v1! He dodges Joe to ROCK him, then fires off on Swerve again! Swerve blocks a boot, slips around, LEG TRAP BACKBREAKER! Then a feed to Joe’s BOOT! Swerve tells Joe to finish this, and Joe DIVES! Hangman is sent right into the desk! Then Swerve aims from the apron, but Hangman ducks and the BOOT hits Joe!

Hangman then gets Swerve, POWERBOMB through the desk!!! The fans lose their minds as Hangman tells Swerve to stay down! Hangman then goes back to put Joe in the ring. Hangman reloads, slingshots, but Joe ducks the lariat to SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives, Cage and RVD get in. Cage runs up but RVD TOSSES him! PLANCHA takes Cage out at the ramp! Joe puts Hangman up top, tucks him in, and lifts him! MUSCLE- NO, Hangman slips free! RVD sneaks the tag but Joe fires off on him! So Hook gets in to clinch! EL CAMINO!! The fans are thunderous as RVD goes up top!

But Cage SHOVES RVD to hotshot him off ropes! And DISCUS LARIAT takes down Hook! Joe gets up, he gets RVD, COQUINA CLUTCH!!! RVD is caught, RVD fades out! Joe’s team wins!

Winners: Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage, by submission

The AEW World Champion lets go of RVD to hold up the belt. Swerve glares as he sputters against the apron, and Hangman says it’ll be different at Revolution. Will the numbers still spell disaster for Samoa Joe in the title match? Or will he use his enemies against each other like he did here tonight?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite here, even with it feeling a bit talky. But again, there was no Collision on Saturday, so promos they probably would’ve played that night had to play out here. For instance, Bang Bang Scissor Gang working out a mish-mash trio for this week’s Collision. As much as I want BBSG to go for more belts, clearly that’s not the case as there is a bit of tension growing within the group. It mostly just seems to be on White’s part after that miscommunication bump with Billy, makes me think the rest of the group will have to choose between the two at some point. And that trios match announced for Rampage sounds fun, any team could win it and get a match with the BBSG for titles.

Really good promo from Don Callis Family with Callis still thinking all will be good after Takeshita VS Ospreay happens, which keeps me thinking all will NOT be good, and we see Ospreay & Fletcher split off from Don Callis Family to get the United Empire going in AEW. And Callis calling out Sammy, that’s of course to keep in mind Hobbs VS Sammy in a big grudge match to wrap up that story, too. An equally good promo from Wardlow, and while he’s a Heel, he’s making good points. He really should’ve had a world title match sooner, other people’s issues got in the way, but I’m really curious as to why Wardlow didn’t just say “CM Punk” and “MJF” when we knew they were the people he meant.

This “Meat Madness” match is very intriguing, too. I kinda hope it isn’t just Wardlow and Hobbs, we need to see Lance Archer, The Butcher, maybe one or both of the Iron Savages, and they should make it an elimination/gauntlet match. But in the end, it’ll come down to Hobbs and Wardlow anyway, and I would think Wardlow wins to do just as he said, and just as Adam Cole wants, and that is become #1 contender to world title. Wardlow will make a great opponent for whoever comes out of Revolution as champion, and by extension, it’d be a great feud with The Undisputed Kingdom going into the Spring.

Speaking of the Kingdom, great match from Cassidy VS Bennett, and of course Taven & Roddy try to interfere. But great win for Cassidy, and what a surprise that Hager makes the save. Hager VS Roddy will be really good, but it makes me wonder what Hager’s role is gonna be while Cassidy’s friends are hurt (kayfabe and legit) and while Danhausen has been relegated to this week’s ROH episode. Hager’s had beef with Best Friends before, maybe he’s coming around to being a friend himself? Also nice little moment of seeing Parker and Ruby off on their date, seems the X-JAS are all going their separate ways.

Well, Menard seems to be sticking by Garcia, which is good because Garcia is gonna need back-up against The Patriarchy. Great promo from Garcia, and of course another “your dad is dead and was not as good as me!” promo from Christian. Typical heat grab from Christian but it always works, and just as I knew, we’re going to get a great TNT Championship match from Christian and Garcia. Meanwhile, Ric Flair showing up during the Parker-Ruby segment was as good a segue as any into Flair talking with The Bucks. Powerful promo from Sting and Darby to follow all that up, but I have a bad feeling Ric is going to betray Sting and side with The Bucks at Revolution to help The Bucks win those belts. All the heat on Bucks and Flair, Darby will seek revenge for the Spring.

Great opening tag match from FTR VS BCC, and this is setting up what will be an awesome tag match for Revolution that essentially names the next challengers to the tag titles. Feels a bit obvious if they’re gonna use this to get back to FTR VS Bucks in time for like Double or Nothing, but that feud is inevitable anyway. Great stuff from Storm and Deonna, even with both their matches being pretty obvious. I’ll refrain from criticizing Rayne as I have before, though she really drove her own head into that mat just for Deonna’s flatliner. She was apparently okay to do that last spot, and then great little brawl of Storm and Deonna.

And great stuff in the world title scene. Great promo from Hangman with his team, awesome Six Man Tag main event of course, great interaction of all the stories, especially of Joe, Hangman and Swerve near the end there. But I even said it last week that RVD was taking the loss. Joe stands tall, Hangman and Swerve are frustrated, Joe could easily use them against each other in the Triple Threat to retain and face Wardlow after being called out.

My Score: 8.9/10


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