AEW heads for Double or Nothing!
A special anniversary is on the horizon, but there’s still so much action tonight! Will AEW World Champion Jon Moxley stay strong against The Dark Order?
- Jon Moxley VS Preston Vance w/ Brodie Lee; Moxley wins.
- MJF w/ Wardlow VS Marko Stunt; MJF wins.
- Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Fenix; Fenix wins.
- Nyla Rose & Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander; Rose & Baker win.
- Sammy Guevara VS BROKEN Matt Hardy; Hardy wins.
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Double or Nothing is coming.
Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer will fight for the AEW TNT Championship, in one of the most anticipated matches of the year. Then, The Elite and The Inner Circle will finally face off in a “super fight unlike any the world has seen before.” Change wrestling, change the world. But are the Elite destined to do that? And finally, in the main event, The Maniac may have run into the man that could end his reign. Jon Moxley is ready to stare into the face of fear, but is he ready to face The Exalted One?
A limousine rides up to the arena.
The Inner Circle arrives in style! AEW’s James Marvez steps up to interview them but Chris Jericho tells him to “shut yer ass.” This is the Inner Circle’s show! And if what they did to Vanguard 1 was bad, just wait to see what happens tonight. What’s going to happen tonight? It’s a surprise, you nincompoop! The Inner Circle heads inside, planning to end the war with The Elite before Double or Nothing! Will it happen? Or will they have no choice but to face the match of their own design?
Jon Moxley VS Preston Vance w/ Brodie Lee!
The real AEW World Champion wants Mr. Brodie to give the belt back, but he’ll have to go through “Number 10” first! Will 10 feel like a zero after Moxley is done with him?
Before the match, Brodie has a mic to say that he would “like to take just a moment of your time to address the viewers at home.” The crowd doesn’t care but Brodie says the adult is speaking. Brodie tells 10 to take a knee. The henchman does as asked, but Brodie insists he do it right. Number 10 sits up right and Brodie continues. “Now I understand to the viewer at home, there might be a bit of a disconnection,” because he as a powerful, supreme athlete in the prime of his career and at the top of his game cannot relate to the viewers at home. But that is where the viewers are wrong. Do we think he does not sweat/ That he does not put pants on the same as we do? He cannot walk on water, and he is no god. Brodie is a man. Brodie is a man that has come into possession of a very, very special belt.
The difference of the old Dark Order and this Dark Order is that Brodie operates at a higher level. At an elite level. The Dark Order are the lions of AEW, “and results speak for themselves.” Brodie inspires his men and they inspire him. And this Saturday, Brodie must win. Not only to satisfy his own hunger and desire, but to pay back the loyalty and respect of his men. Now for Number 10, Preston Vance, he was always special. Brodie has chosen him, and this is 10’s chance to shine. Number 10 is now a “High Knight” of the Dark Order. Rise, and HURT Moxley for Brodie. Vance does as told and goes to the ring. Brodie and the other henchmen leave before Moxley makes his entrance, but will he have to face the consequences soon enough?
The bell rings and Moxley KNEES Vance right down! Moxley puts him in a corner and CHOPS, then whips corner to corner. Moxley blocks the boot to hit an EXPLODER! Number 10 rolls to a corner but Moxley is after him with clubbing forearms. Moxley drags 10 up to X-PLEX him down! Number 10 goes to a corner and the crowd fires up. Moxley tells Vance he looks like “a reject from Nitro” before stomping away on him! The ref backs Moxley off as Moxley starts to choke 10! Moxley argues with the ref a bit but 10 clobbers him from behind! Number 10 BOOTS Moxley down to the floor then goes out to pursue him. Number 10 whips Moxley hard into railing! Moxley grits his teeth as Number 10 apron back suplexes him! Number 10 drags Moxley off the apron to bump him off it, then put him back in the ring. Moxley is up and he swings on 10, but 10 ripcord cutters and KNEES Moxley down! Cover, ONE!
Number 10 rains down rights over and over as the crowd boos. Number 10 drops elbows, covers, TWO! Moxley gets to a corner but 10 runs in, only to get an elbow! Moxley CHOPS, CHOPS and runs, but into a SPINE BUSTER! Number 10 roars and pledges his allegiance to the Dark Order before fireman’s carrying Moxley. Moxley slips out, kicks and DDTs 10 down! Moxley isn’t done yet, he wants to hurt 10 in return! He drags 10 up, reels him in, and Gotch PILEDRIVERS! Suzuki would be proud, especially since Moxley is still going. Moxley wants to know where Brodie is. Is this Brodie’s favorite little buddy? Moxley gives him PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Exalted One wanted to send a message, but Moxley sent one back! Moxley adds on by bringing chairs into the ring! Moxley grabs a mic as he heads back into the ring. He takes off the Dark Order armbands then puts Vance’s arm inside one of the chairs! Moxley tells him to stop squirming while he talks. “Now I don’t know the strategy behind Mr. Brodie stealing my property.” Message, hostile takeover, sme sort of cult crap, who cares. But in the end, Brodie is punking Moxley out. Moxley isn’t going to go chasing Brodie all around backstage like a geek. Instead, he is going to give Brodie 10 seconds before he breaks 10’s arm. He’s Brodie’s favorite, isn’t he? Is he the special boy? Well the countdown begins.
Brodie speaks via titantron. Brodie says Moxley does not call the shots. Moxley has made his bed, Brodie will put him to sleep in it. If Moxley wanted the belt back, he could’ve just asked. Saturday is about Moxley and Brodie. Brodie means business but Moxley made it personal. We all have to make sacrifices, so for tonight, Brodie is leaving. He, the Beaver Boys and #BigPlatinum have left the building. In that case, “See you Saturday.” CON-CHAIR-TO to the ARM!! Moxley means business, too. But will he get back the belt only to officially lose it to Brodie at Double or Nothing?
MJF w/ Wardlow VS Marko Stunt!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman has a Double or Nothing match with Jungle Boy, but he’ll take on #FunSize first, just to prove a point. But is MJF going to look past Stunt and stumble this soon after his “miraculous” return?
AEW returns as Stunt makes his entrance. Wardlow lurks but the ref keeps his eyes on MJF’s muscular sidekick. The bell rings and the crowd is on Marko’s side as they chant his name. MJF wants everyone to calm down as he talks to Marko. MJF gives Marko a free shot, and Marko pumps himself up. Marko tries to scoop but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF then scoop slams Marko down, then boasts on the corner. MJF toys with Marko but Marko throws body shots. They don’t do much, and MJF puts on a bearhug! Marko endures and ear claps! MJF squeezes tighter but Marko ear claps again and again! Marko is free, dodges the clotheslines and back hands to sunset flip! MJF stays up with flailing, and then says up yours. MJF drags Marko up and OVERHEAD Suplexes! He shows off with the kip up but the crowd boos. Marko gets to the corner but MJF struts over to rake the eyes!
MJF snapmares Marko and traps an arm. “Stop hitting yourself!” MJF bringing back schoolyard bully jokes as he makes Marko pick his own nose and EAT IT! The ref reprimands MJF as MJF laughs at his own juvenile sense of humor. MJF drags Marko up but Marko SLAPS him! The crowd is fired up but MJF is pissed! Marko shin kicks him then runs, into a LARIAT! MJF rains down rights, not letting Marko punk him out. MJF chokes Marko on the ropes and taunts Jungle Boy, who isn’t present. The ref backs MJF off and Wardlow uses one hand to choke Marko on the rope! MJF comes back but Wardlow gets away with it all. MJF swings Marko by his hair and tosses him! The crowd boos more but MJF just taunts JB via the cameras. MJF drags Marko up to the top rope and throat chops him! Then he climbs up top and tells commentary that “This is Jungle Boy’s future come Double or Nothing!” But Marko fights back, and rakes MJF’s eyes in return!
Marko adjusts, leaps, DRAGON-RANA! MJF hits buckles and Marko runs corner to corner. Marko ducks the clothesline to dropkick! And dropkick! And then miss. MJF drags Marko up, back suplex but Marko lands on his feet! Marko slips out and slingshots back in to roll and KNEE MJF down! Marko baits MJF into falling out of the ring, and then he builds speed, only to slide into the apron skirt. MJF thinks he has Marko, but Marko ducks down, and MJF hammer fists the apron! Marko baits MJF into steel steps! Marko gets back in the ring, builds speed, and DIVES into a forearm! MJF puts Marko in and drags him up for underhooks. SHOULDER BREAKER, into the Salt of the Earth Fujiwara! Marko taps, MJF wins!
Winner: MJF, by submission
Marko gave MJF more of a fight than he wanted, but MJF demands a mic to speak. “Marko, bubelah. You did great, buddy! We’re all so proud of you.” Marko lasted longer than expected, so MJF figures he’d be nice to give Marko a present. MJF thought one of his ring rats could give Marko a little kiss, but then he remembered: Nobody in the world would ever touch Marko’s lips. Wardlow puts the ring back on MJF’s finger, so MJF gives Marko a different kiss. #KisstheRing! MJF DECKS Marko, but here come Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus! MJF and Wardlow bail out, not wanting this fight tonight. Will Jurassic Express make MJF and his muscle pay for how they treated Marko?
AEW returns to Tony Schiavone in the ring.
Tony is here to preside over a very tense face-to-face between the two living legends who are also the coaches and managers of the AEW TNT Championship finalists! Arn Anderson and Jake The Snake Roberts are here and sit at the far ends of the table. Cody Rhodes’ coach, The Enforcer, sits across from the Murderhawk’s advisor, Jake the Snake. There is no question that these are two of the greatest and two Hall of Famers in pro-wrestling. The Snake says this is almost surreal to be here across from Arn. All those years they crossed paths, but never in the ring against each other. Snake is happy the rest of the “dog and pony show” isn’t here. Arn isn’t usually alone, but he better get used to it. People have dreams and people have nightmares. Those may not be real, but Archer is. Archer has destroyed everything put in front of him. Cody has wormed his way around, and even sacrificed his own brother, just so he wouldn’t have to face Archer.
But now, no more excuses or riddles. Cody must come fact to face with the truth. And the truth is, Lance Archer is one mean SOB who will rip Cody’s heart out. By the way, is this Arn’s weekend pass from the home or what? We haven’t seen him around. He’s looking a bit big. Arn says Jake almost made him a believer. This really is surreal. This is a wish list moment here. A dream match of Arn and Jake. Arn has goosebumps! They’re two guys that if they told someone “a piss ant could pull a freight train,” you’d believe them. Because that’s who they are. They’re “credible.” Even at this distance, Arn can see the evil permeate from The Snake. That used to scare a lot of people. Arn heard it and saw it in the locker room. Then add on the snake in the bag, their nerves would be shot. But Arn realized way back then that the bag was a distraction. The real snake is the one in Jake’s eyes and heart. Jake says he’s been to hell and back! One more trip with Arn wouldn’t be so bad.
Arn wants Jake to say that again. Jake says the six feet between them isn’t enough. Any time, any place! The crowd gets riled up, but Arn says tonight is about decorum. One of the things Arn wants to cover is that “Iron” Mike Tyson is coming out of retirement for one night to present the title. BUT, word is through the grapevine is that Tyson gets free reign. He might go into the crowd, on the ceiling, fly in with a helicopter, whatever he wants. And Arn is honored to share the floor with Tyson. But is Snake going to try and use Damien on Tyson? How is that going to turn out? Jake says whatever he throws at Tyson will take Tyson down. Archer has been promised first shot at Tyson, just for fun. And Jake assures us that Archer can do it. Jake was hoping “that bimbo” Brandi was going to present the belt. He’d love to “bump” into her.
Well another tidbit Arn will share now that the snake is out of the bag-no pun intended-is that Cody looked Arn in the eyes and said, “I don’t want to win the TNT Championship because I can get nice table at a restaurant, I get a pay raise, I get the admiration of the fans.” Cody wants to win because he has to. Cody isn’t just the son of Dusty Rhodes, or the brother of Dustin Rhodes. He is a leader of AEW that has turned the business on its head in a year’s time, and made it the product that it is! That is why Cody has to win! He needs to know his leadership is being recognized! Now Jake is getting nervous, since he threatened Arn, too, “because I’m a vicious prick.” The only reason Arn doesn’t just jump this table is because he has some good news! Did everyone know that Jake is doing DDP Yoga? That’s good, because he’ll need to be real limber when Arn spine busters his ass and shoves his head where the sun don’t shine. Jake has had enough! He tosses the table aside, and then shoves Schiavone!
Referees rush down to keep the peace but the crowd wants to “Let Them Fight!” Arn dares Jake to try something, but The Snake just slithers away. Will Jake and Arn throw hands at the same time that their proteges do? Will Mike Tyson make sure Archer doesn’t get the chance to go after him? And who will be the INAUGURAL TNT Champion when it is all said and done?
AEW announces the rest of the Casino Ladder match field!
Well, almost all the rest. We already knew about Colt Cabana, Darby Allin, Rey Fenix and Orange Cassidy. But now, Kip Sabian, Luchasaurus and SCU’s Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian are in! However, that is only eight out of nine! The ninth and final entrant is still a mystery! Who will try their luck against this stacked deck to become #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship?
AEW has another video message from Darby Allin.
Darby is playing cards with three others. One wears a Rey Fenix cut-out, another has an Orange Cassidy, and the third has a Frankie Kazarian one. At the same time, Darby is climbing a ladder. The fourth player is Colt Cabana, and the fifth is Scorpio Sky. Kip Sabian is also in there, but they all lose to Darby. Darby reaches the top as he goes all in against Luchasaurus. But as Darby burns the Joker, he himself is on fire. Is this Darby’s way of saying that no matter the hand he is dealt, he will be the wild card that wins it all?
AEW hears from PAC!
The Bastard laughs it up on his couch while watching Dynamite. “You probably thought, with the whole world in chaos, that you were safe from Death Triangle. You are not.” Pac has been forced to stay at home and weather the storm once before in his career. He vows to never do that again. Fortunately, Pac no longer treads this path. He tells Orange Cassidy, “you cocky little prick,” that maybe tonight he finally gets over himself. Try, or try not, Fenix is the assassin who will kick The Sloth’s head off to send him to his maker! Consider yourself a marked man.
Orange Cassidy VS Fenix!
As Pac implied, Freshly Squeezed was almost freshly decapitated by Fenix last week, and he wants his payback before going for it all in the Casino Ladder Match! But will he get it with Fenix aiming for his head, not the win?
Speaking of, Fenix tries again! But Cassidy was ready for it and easily dodges the ambush. Csasidy goes to the ring and Fenix has to face him head on for once. Fenix warns Cassidy so Cassidy gets serious by taking off the sunglasses! The bell rings. Cassidy ducks the attacks, and then puts his hands in his pockets. Well, he isn’t 100% serious. Fenix shoves Cassidy then runs in but Cassidy dodges. Cassidy dodges the low blow and Fenix kicks buckles! Cassidy ducks the headbutt and again Fenix only gets buckles. Cassidy blocks the boot, gets a takedown, then catapults! Fenix goes up and up and over, but into a shotgun dropkick! Cassidy kips up as Fenix bails out and the crowd is fired up! Fenix is frustrated as he pushes past the cameraman. Cassidy patiently waits, but does egg Fenix on. Fenix returns to the ring and rushes Cassidy, but Cassidy dodges. Things speed up, both men leap over, but Cassidy arm-drags to a cover, TWO! Ghost pin, ONE, and Cassidy sits Fenix up for a thumbs up. Cassidy ghost pins, TWO!
Things speed up again, and Fenix DOUBLE STOMPS Cassidy down! Fenix dusts himself off and scuffs “dirt” on Cassidy before bringing him up. Fenix goes to bomb but Cassidy fights free! Cassidy rebounds, and SUNSET BOMBS! Cover, TWO! Fenix bails out to the ramp and enziguris Cassidy away! Fenix runs and springboards to LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Fenix keeps on Cassidy with an armlock and he cranks on the elbow. He traps both arms to put on a chinlock and Cassidy kicks and flails! Fenix CHOPS Cassidy in the shoulder then clamps the chinlock on again. Cassidy endures so AEW goes picture in picture.
Fenix puts Cassidy in a corner and grinds his boot in deep! The ref counts but Cassidy flops out of the ring! Fenix watches Cassidy sputter as the crowd rallies up. Cassidy stands so Fenix goes out to CHOP him! Fenix brings Cassidy around, to knee and CHOP against the post! Cassidy staggers away but Fenix follows. Fenix lines Cassidy up but Cassidy dodges, and Fenix punches post! Cassidy whips but Fenix reverses to knee low! Fenix puts Cassidy in then goes to the ramp again. Fenix climbs into the ring from that side to loom over Cassidy. He slaps the Sloth around, egging him on. Cassidy gets up but Fenix kicks him back down. Fenix clubs Cassidy then wraps the arm around the ropes! Cassidy screams but the ref counts. Fenix lets up, only to baseball slide Cassidy into the camera! Fenix drags Cassidy back into the ring then asks the crowd to be quiet. Fenix CHOPS Cassidy!
AEW returns to single picture as Fenix argues with the ref. Fenix CHOPS Cassidy but Cassidy CHOPS back! Fenix BOOTS back then hammers away with fists from all sides! The ref reprimands and the crowd boos, but Fenix whips Cassidy corner to corner. Fenix runs in but Cassidy blocks him! Cassidy’s trying again! FURIOUS PALM STRIKES! SUPER FOREARM! The crowd fires up as Cassidy throws off his armbands! Fenix gets out but Cassidy builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but Cassidy puts Fenix in fast! Cassidy is up top, leaps, and hits a big crossbody! Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy almost had Fenix but heads to a corner. The crowd rallies as he climbs back up. But Fenix SHORYUKENS! Fenix climbs up to join Cassidy but Cassidy fights back. Cassidy shoves and Fenix flips to flop! Cassidy hits a FLYING DDT!! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives and Cassidy can’t believe it!
Cassidy drags Fenix back up and Alabama lifts. Fenix grabs ropes and gets to the apron, but Cassidy buckle bumps him. Cassidy climbs up and drags Fenix up to join him. Fenix fights back with clubbing forearms and underhooks! Cassidy puts his hands in his pocket to block, and then he HEADBUTTS! But Fenix rebounds to SUPER SUNSET BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix and Cassidy go to opposite corners, Fenix runs in for a big forearm! Fenix puts Cassidy up top, reels him in, KINNIKU- NO! Victory roll, TWO!! Fenix rocks Cassidy, somersaults, but into the SUNSET DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives again and- Wait, is that Kip Sabian? He’s bringing in a ladder! Superbad is trying to give us a preview of the Casino Ladder match! He sets the ladder up, climbs it, and “applauds” Cassidy. The ref is busy telling Kip to climb down, but Fenix LOW BLOWS Cassidy! And rolls him to hit a CUTTER!! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Superbad gives Cassidy a thumbs up, then a middle finger. But here come SCU! Kaz and Scorpio give Kip a preview by tipping the ladder. They stop short, then say bye, but then actually dump him down! Fenix gets in Kaz’s face but Kaz shoves him back. Jimmy Havoc rushes the ring to go after Scorpio in return for what they did to Kip! It’s a brawl between SCU and Superbad Squad! Kaz throws Kip out but Havoc throws Scorpio out! Havoc leaps and clobbers Scorpio while Kaz and Kip brawl! Fenix aims and springboard TORNILLOS them all down! But that was a rough landing for Fenix, too, and the ref checks on them all. Wait, Cabana is joining in?! SPRINGBOARD ASAI!! Best Friends hurry to reinforce Cassidy, but the brawling continues as Cabana throws hands on Kip and Havoc! Cassidy gets a boost from Trent and Chuckie, to SUPER SWANTON out!!
Cassidy and Best Friends regroup by the ladder, and give the thumbs up. Will Freshly Squeezed win the #1 contender’s chip when the odds are never in one’s favor?
Nyla Rose & Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander!
At Double or Nothing, The Native Beast and the Samurai of Stardom will go 1v1 in a No Disqualification match for the AEW Women’s World Championship! At the same time, The Dentist and The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien have a grudge match relating to last week’s Fatal 4 Way. Tonight is about the good, the bad and the gnarly teaming up to take the other side down! Which duo comes away with the momentum heading into their PPV showdowns?
On her way out, Statlander boops the whole crowd and the crowd goes wild! Nyla makes her entrance and she still has Shida’s kendo stick. The tension is strong, and Nyla goes after Shida with the stick again! Shida dodges, the two fight over it, and Britt runs over to help, only to get clothesline’d by the kendo stick! Kris steps on the stick to throw forearms on Nyla! The bell hasn’t rung but Shida and Kris double whip to kick and bulldog Nyla down! Kris adds a somersault senton! Brit runs back in but into double kicks and a whip! Britt holds ropes and bails out, thinking better of this brawl. Shida goes after Nyla and now the match begins!
Tag to Kris and both she and Shida double suplex. Nyla is too big and strong, though, and she fights free. Kris throws forearms over and over to club Nyla onto ropes. Kris dropkicks Nyla hard against the ropes, then runs to go after Britt. But Nyla POUNCES Kris first! Nyla stomps Kris and drags her up to bump off buckles. Nyla stomps away, digs her boots into Kris, but lets up as Kris flops out to the apron. Nyla brings Kris up to bump off buckles then choke on the ropes! The ref reprimands but Nyla CLUBS Kris down! Nyla scoops Kris to slam down and drop a leg! The crowd rallies for Kris and Shida but Nyla brings Kris over to Britt. Britt doesn’t want to tag, she needs more time to prepare. Kris throws forearms on Nyla as AEW goes picture in picture!
Kris whips, Nyla reveres and scoops to sidewalk slam slam! Nyla runs and leaps for a BIG splash! Cover, TWO! Kris survives and Nyla grows frustrated. Nyla drags Kris up and snapmares to neck crank! Kris endures as Nyla leans on her and traps on arm. Nyla puts some stank on her CHOPS, then cranks harder. Kris fights up but Nyla shifts to a dragon sleeper and backbreaker rack. Nyla CLAWS Kris’ stomach and ribs! Kris clubs back on Nyla but Nyla clubs her. Nyla suplexes and holds Kris up for 10 before slamming her down! Cover, TWO! Nyla drags Kris up and Britt still needs time. Nyla headbutts Kris down and GRABS Britt! Does that count as a tag? Britt grabs the tag rope and actually tags in, finally giving Nyla a breather. Britt goes to Kris, but gets caught in a cradle! TWO and Britt fires off furious forearms on Kris for that.
Britt scrapes Kris to ropes and stands on her head. She STOMPS Kris down, then Nyla gets a cheap shot in. The ref reprimands Nyla but Kris fires back on Britt! AEW returns to single picture as Nyla grabs Kris. Kris boots Britt away and PELES Nyla! The crowd rallies up as Kris crawls. Britt grabs a leg but gets an enziguri! Hot tag to Shida! Nyla intercepts but gets a kick and a whip! Shida kicks Britt and whips her into Nyla! Shida runs in to knee sandwich them into the corner! She drags Britt to the apron as the crowd fires up. Britt is stuck there as Shida KNEES her back! Shida goes into the ring and drags Britt back up. She reels Britt in for a suplex but Britt fights it. Shida throws body shots and a BIG forearm! Shida suplexes again for a slam! Cover, TWO! Shida keeps her focus and brings Britt over to tag Kris. Together, Shida and Kris stomp on Britt. Nyla runs in but only gets Britt! Shida and Kris kick Nyla, and double fireman’s carry! They DOUBLE DEATH VALLEY Nyla onto Britt! Kris drags Britt to a cover, TWO!
Kris drags Britt up and scoops, but Britt fights back. Kris clubs Britt, and hits the FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, but Nyla breaks it! Nyla drags Britt to a corner and tags in. Nyla goes after Kris and whips her to a corner. Nyla puts Kris up top but Kris reverses to Electric Chair SLAM Nyla down! Tag to Shida and Shida goes up top! Shida leaps to missile dropkick Nyla down! Shida runs, to SHINING WIZARD!! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives but Shida fires up! Shida drags Nyla back up, but Nyla blocks the suplex! Nyla snap suplexes Shida back! Both stand but Shida fires off on Nyla with forearms! Nyla hits back but Shida fires off many more forearms. Shida runs, into Nyla’s LARIAT! But Kris tags in and dropkicks Nyla down! The medic is checking on Britt as Kris covers, TWO! Kris drags Nyla up and Shida joins in. Nyla fights back but that’s 2v1. Shida drags Nyla up but Nyla back drop suplexes Shida! Bridging cover, TWO!! Shida narrowly escapes but Nyla keeps on her. Nyla lifts and BEAST BOMBS Shida! Cover, Nyla and Britt win!!
Winners: Nyla Rose & Britt Baker, by pinfall
The AEW Women’s World Champion wins against her contender, but she’s not done with her yet! Nyla brings out a TABLE! This will be legal in the No Disqualification match, and Nyla wants a preview of it tonight! Nyla sets the table up, positions it just right, and drags Shida up. Nyla places Shida on the table then climbs up a corner! But Kris makes the save by anchoring Nyla down! Shida hurries to go after Nyla for herself and brings her up. Shida clubs away on Nyla and brings her up, for a SUPERPLEX through the table!! Kris helps Shida up and out of the ring now that they have their moral victory. But can Shida slay the Native Beast on the record? And what of Britt Baker’s condition? Will she and Kris still be able to have their grudge match at Double or Nothing?
Backstage interview with Jon Moxley!
Moxley broke Number 10, and now he’s after Brodie Lee. “In sports and business, and life, everything is a reduction to violence eventually.” Arguments over moving cars, arguments over fines, and it only gets worse from there. Moxley wants his belt back, Brodie refuses. Moxley threatens to break someone’s arm, Brodie says he can go ahead. “It only gets worse from here.” Double or Nothing is going to get pretty bad as 280 pounds gets dumped on Brodie’s head. Brodie will go to sleep, having lost the match and having lost everything else. He will just be a guy in a nice suit, surrounded by a bunch of creeps in gimp masks repairing his shattered ego. “It was nice knowing ya,” Mr. Brodie.
AEW presents the Shawn Spears News!
“SSN” reports some breaking news! After a mediocre career spanning multiple decades, the injuries sustained in his match against Lance Archer has forced Dustin Rhodes to finally retire and hang up the boots. Spears, for one, concurs. Congratulations, Cody! This is what you were going for, right/ But in all seriousness, Spears understands the difficult time for Dustin. Retirement is a difficult pill to swallow. But 12 years ago, swallowing pills wasn’t so hard, was it? So sad.
But speaking of sad, the fact Spears has NO Double or Nothing match is a travesty! In AEW, wins matter, and Spears is so close to cracking the top five! Who does Spears have to piss off? Or maybe he needs to go into business for himself. Spears challenges Dustin to a match at Double or Nothing as his farewell! He said it publicly, so now the people will want it, “the brass” will have to book and promote it, problem solved! If anyone is looking for Dustin, he’s probably on display at your nearest museum. Dustin has not announced retirement, so SSN is giving us some fake news. But will Spears make this Dustin’s last match by default? Because yes, AEW has officially booked it!
AEW announces other booked matches!
For Double or Nothing’s Buy In, it will be an AEW Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s match! Best Friends have been a hot streak, but so have the newly returned Private Party! Which team puts out the other’s flames to go after Kenny Omega & Hangman Page?
Plus, regardless of who IS TNT Champion, that man will need a contender! Therefore, next week’s Dynamite will have a #1 Contender Battle Royal! Who will be the first challenger to the newest champion in AEW?
Sammy Guevara VS BROKEN Matt Hardy!
Before The Inner Circle and The Elite finally go to war in a very different match than previously intended, the Spanish God will finally throw hands with DAMASCUS! Will Sammy show Hardy that this “fake Latino” is a real winner? Or will Hardy EAT then DELETE him?
AEW returns once more as Hardy makes his WONDERFUL~ entrance. The bell rings and Hardy glares at Sammy as they approach. Sammy dodges the haymakers and eggs Hardy on. Sammy then gets around to waistlock, and he slaps Hardy in the head. Hardy backs Sammy into buckles to elbow out and ROCK him with a right. Hardy BITES Sammy’s hands! Hardy headbutts Sammy over and over to the other corner, then whips him corner to corner. Sammy hits buckle then the mat, but Hardy drags him up to throw him out. The crowd cheers as Hardy stalks Sammy by the steel steps. Hardy bumps Sammy off the apron, then the steps, then more steps. Hardy makes sure to hit all the steps before he drags Sammy up again. He scoops and snake eyes Sammy on the railing! Hardy refreshes the ring count before going after Sammy more. He slams the hands off the apron, then pushes him against the post! The ref reprimands Hardy as he makes Sammy open his eyes and see his pain!
Hardy YANKS Sammy into the post and Sammy staggers with a bad shoulder. Hardy refreshes the count again to go after Sammy with forearms. The crowd chants “DELETE!” as Hardy whips Sammy into railing! Sammy and railing go skidding as fans keep chanting. Hardy puts Sammy back in the ring and chants “DELETE!” with the crowd. Sammy stands, Hardy kicks, Twist of Fate but Sammy handstands out of it!! Sammy mule kicks Hardy back! Sammy rains down elbows and fists but the ref backs him off. Hardy staggers up but Sammy powers him to a corner. Sammy fires off in the corner and digs his fingers in. The ref counts but Sammy lets off at 4. Sammy runs corner to corner and rams his shoulder in! Then enziguris! Hardy staggers and Sammy mocks the Hardy V1 before he springboards. But Hardy catches him for an inverted DDT! Cover, TWO!
Hardy drags Sammy back up but Sammy CHOPS! Hardy ROCKS Sammy with a right then reels him in. He lifts to a crucifix, but Sammy huricanranas out of the bomb! Hardy topples into ropes and then out of the ring. Sammy builds speed to FLY and take Hardy down! Both men are down and the ring count begins as AEW goes picture in picture.
Sammy gets up first and whips Hardy into railing! Hardy clutches a shoulder as he gets back up. The crowd rallies for Hardy as Sammy refreshes the count. Sammy runs in to CLOBBER Hardy at the railing! Sammy grinds Hardy into the post in return for earlier, and YANKS him into the post, too! Hardy goes into the ring but Sammy drags him back out. Sammy grinds Hardy into the post again and shouts at him. Sammy knees low then puts Hardy into the ring. Sammy kicks Hardy while he’s down then covers, TWO! Hardy sits up but Sammy grits his teeth. Sammy brings hardy up but Hardy throws hands! Hardy runs but into a dropkick! Sammy kips up and shows off before he covers again. TWO, and now Sammy grows frustrated. Sammy stalks Hardy to a corner and rams shoulders in! Sammy CHOPS Hardy, then CHOPS again! Hardy turns things around to CHOP away on Sammy in return! Hardy whips, Sammy reverses and Hardy hits buckles hard! Cover, TWO!
Sammy keeps his cool but not by much. He chokes Hardy on the ropes! He lets up at 4, then comes back to bring Hardy around for a scoop and slam! Sammy standing moonsaults but FLOPS as AEW returns to single picture. Hardy counter punches Sammy and bumps him off buckles! And again and again and again! The crowd chants “DELETE!” with each one, and Hardy brings Sammy up. Hardy long darts Sammy off buckles, then runs to LARIAT! Sammy stumbles into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Hardy drags Sammy up, blocks the boot but not the mule kick! Sammy back suplexes to a Side Effect of his own! Cover, TWO! Hardy crawls but Sammy stalks him. Sammy fireman’s carries but Hardy fights out to TWIST OF FATE! But Sammy flops out of the ring! Hardy pursues and drags Sammy back into the ring. Hardy covers, TWO! Sammy survives but Hardy drags him back up. Sammy denies the Twist of Fate to KNEE Hardy back! And SUPERKICK!
Sammy wants Hardy to get back up and aims from a corner. SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?! Hardy lives and Sammy is beside himself! Sammy gets to a corner and heads up top. Sammy leaps, SHOOTING STAR! But he has to bail out as Hardy moves! Hardy hits ANOTHER TWIST OF FATE!! Cover, TWO!?! Hardy cannot believe it! The fury inside Damascus builds and Hardy stomps away on Sammy’s legs! Sammy crawls but Hardy keeps after him. The crowd declares “This is Awesome!” as Hardy strips Sammy’s foot of his boot! He BITES the toes!! Sammy screams and the ref counts, but Hardy stops at 4. Hardy goes after Sammy but gets a KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!? Hardy still lives and Sammy has no words. Sammy goes to the corner again, taking off his sock. Sammy springboards, for the CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Sammy refuses to believe it, and he refuses to let up! He goes back up top, leaps again, SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Cover, TWO!! Hardy kicks, TWIST OF FATE AGAIN!! Cover, Hardy wins!!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by pinfall
Damascus is VICTORIOUS~! But he is not satisfied with this level of retribution, for he must have VENGEANCE for Vanguard 1! Hardy grabs a chair, brings it to Sammy in the ring, but The Inner Circle is on the titantron! They have Kenny Omega up against the goal post in TIAA Bank Field! Jericho says they destroyed Vanguard, and now they’ll destroy Omega! Jericho swings his bat into Omega’s ribs! But wait! The Young bucks are back! And then LEAP Onto Proud ‘n’ Powerful from the stands! Hager goes after them but he gets SUPERKICKS! Nick Jackson uses a chair on Jericho, then on Santana! And Ortiz! And Hager! Matt clubs on Hager while Nick blocks the bat attack with a chair shot! Hardy arrives and the brawl grows! They fight onto the football field with chairs and bats! But this is 4v3 and the Inner Circle starts getting the advantage!
The Bucks rally back, but who is that in the distance? It’s HANGMAN! And he LARIATS Hager! And Jericho! Hangman Page evens the odds as he beats down Jericho! He throws Jericho into the goal post! Omega recovers, too, and now The Elite has the advantage! The Inner Circle retreats and this will have to wait for Double or Nothing! But even then, Hangman wanders off on his own, not ready to truly be back in the fold. Will Saturday’s Stadium Stampede finally settle things one way or another?
A great go-home for AEW! I was pleasantly surprised the world title segment opened the night. Obviously Moxley was going to beat Preston Vance, aka Number 10, but I didn’t think Brodie would sacrifice his new “High Knight” so quickly. Moxley VS Brodie is going to be a really good match, and I’m still thinking Moxley wins. MJF of course beats Marko Stunt tonight because I’m thinking Jungle Boy finds a way to win at Double or Nothing. Luchasaurus being in the Casino Ladder match, I really hope the mystery ninth entry is Wardlow so we can finally get some of that. At the same time, a ladder match being No Disqualification, Wardlow could just attack because he wants to, and that still leaves the mystery spot to someone even more shocking. The segment with Jake the Snake and Arn Anderson was great stuff! Those two can still burn it up on the mic, and I really hope we do get to see them throw down on the outside during the TNT Championship match. Mike Tyson being around, I hope he gets in the mix, too, and then that can go any number of ways.
Darby and Pac gave us great promos again. But at the same time, Pac’s almost gave away that Fenix was going after Cassidy again. Fenix VS Cassidy was a really good match, and the tie-in back to the ladder match was really good. I did not expect Cabana to do an Asai, and I really thought one of those railing crashes was bad. But if Cassidy stands tall now, then that has to mean he isn’t winning. If anything, the mystery man should be someone a big enough name to win and become a challenger to Moxley for the stretch on the way to All In/All Out. Also, already announcing the TNT Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal, I feel like a big Face from the ladder match wins that as redemption. Granted, the first-ever TNT Champion isn’t going to lose right away, especially if it’s Archer. But Archer in a program against Best Friends via Cassidy, or against Scorpio after all of Scorpio’s great vignettes, that would all be great TV through the Summer.
The women’s tag match was really good, but I am worried Britt got hurt. I wouldn’t be surprised if her match with Kris has to be changed or canceled, but at the same time I hope that’s not the case. The Buy-In tag match of Best Friends and Private Party sounds great, but I could see that being turned into a main card match if Britt VS Kris has to reschedule. Sammy VS Hardy was a great main event, and Hardy partially avenges Vanguard 1 with his victory. The giant brawl at the end might give away a lot about what happens at Double or Nothing. The Bucks and Hangman made great returns, and we got a great preview of the Stadium Stampede, but I think The Elite standing tall means they’re losing. Not that AEW always follows similar math to the WWE or other promotions, but it’d be almost too much if The Elite had their cake and ate it, too. Maybe the dysfunction is still strong between Hangman and the Bucks and that costs them in the end. At a certain point, Omega and Hangman have to feel that tension, too, and I think that costs them their tag titles once they have new contenders.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
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Chairshot NFL: Week 11 & Mid-Season Awards
The ChairshotNFL trio is back with their mid-season awards and a preview of week 11 NFL football.
Talk the Kēki: Fall Premier
It is now time for the Fall premiere of Talk the Kēki! Join Mat and Ethan as they talk about...
Bandwagon Nerds #211: Villain Patrol
Patrick returns to the Bandwagon to recap the latest from Doom Patrol, watch epic trailers, and embrace Dave Filoni as...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu Results & Report! (11/23/23)
Hungry, hungrier, hungriest!
Bandwagon Nerds #210: He Who Reymains
The Bandwagon returns to the insanity of Doom Patrol, checks out all the latest trailers, and addresses some big Fantastic...
Hockey Talk- All The King’s Men 
Hockey Talk examines a surprising early season coaching change in Edmonton and takes a look at the 2023 Hall of...
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (12/1/23)
SmackDown hears voices!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (12/1/23)
A Block, round 5!
DWI Podcast #405: Punk, Orton and Truth Walk into an Arena
Plenty to discuss this week on the podcast known as DWI with three huge returns at Survivor Series and an...
Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (11/30/23)
Who grabs golden tickets to Final Battle?
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (11/29/23)
B Block, round 4!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (11/28/23)
Block A, round 4!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (11/28/23)
Time is running out!
Attitude Of Aggression #282- The Big Four Project Chapter 9: Royal Rumble ’91 & WrestleMania VII
The guys discuss a massive upset at Royal Rumble '91, an epic match and unforgettable moment at WrestleMania VII, plus...