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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/29/20)

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

Perhaps the most explosive AEW Dynamite EVER!

A Tornado Tag brimming with aggression, a 10 Man Tag that’s just as heated, and THREE championship matches in one night! Could this be the wildest Wednesday in AEW history?


  • 10 Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express; Best Friends, Cassidy &  Jurassic Express win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse; Cody wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson; Omega & Page win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Diamante; Shida wins.
  • No Disqualification Tornado Tag: Jon Moxley & Darby Allin VS Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Taz; Moxley & Allin win.


10 Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express!

Le Champion leads his legion into battle in an opener worthy of a main event! They’ve had issues with Trent, Chuck Taylor, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Freshly Squeezed over admittedly small things, but it’s escalated to this! Which side wins this 5v5 tag war?

The groups sort out, the Jericho shows Cassidy what he did to that $7000 white suit jacket and starts against Cassidy. But then Jericho tags out to Jake Hager! The Big Hurt steps to Cassidy, and Cassidy unleashes the shin kicks! Hager swings, Cassidy dodges but Hager reels him in and whips. Cassidy ducks and unleashes more heel kicks! Hager throws Cassidy to a corner! Then picks him up and shouts, “What’re you gonna do now, huh?!” Cassidy takes his hands out of his pockets to ear clap Hager! And dropkick him down! Cassidy kips up, puts hands back in his pockets, and Jericho tags in. Cassidy dodges Hager but Jericho DECKS him! The teams empty the corners and it’s chaos! The ref tries to restore order but things spill out of the ring!

Jericho goes after Trent but Trent dumps him out. Santana CHOPS Trent down, the pron skirt falls as Chuck throws Santana out. Trent back drops Ortiz up and over then mule kicks Jericho. Trent helps Chuckie FLY to take out some, then Trent MOONSAULTS to get the rest! Best Friends clear space, Santana rocks Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus helps Jungle Boy hit a FLYING-RANA! Stunt comes in, is the human weapon, JURASSIC TOSS! Hager catches Stunt and trophy tosses him back! Luchasaurus catches Stunt and uses him as a backpack for the LEAP! Stunt is the only one standing and he’s fired up about it! The crowd loves “A E DUB!” as Cassidy gets back in the ring. Cassidy “fires” himself up and builds “speed” to take out his sunglasses! GROUP HUG!

Sammy leaps in, but misses everyone! Now he’s surrounded! Cassidy Sweet Shin Music, and then it’s just a mugging! They whip Sammy to a corner, Luchasaurus corner splashes! JB adds a clothesline! Chuckie adds his own clothesline, Trent runs in but Hager DECKS him! Hager drags Trent over and Jericho rains down rights! Jericho drags Trent up, back suplex! Jericho runs to kick Trent down then tags Hager back in. Hager puts Trent in the corner and fires off body shots! Tag to Santana, the Inner Circle mugs Trent and CHOPS him down! Santana brings Trent up, whips him again but Trent holds ropes. Trent throws Santana out but Santana trips and drags him out. Trent dodges Santana but Ortiz hits a DDT! Santana hits a GERMAN SUPLEX!

Ortiz shouts “We’re the best!” as he and Santana bring Trent back up. Trent is put in, Santana drags him up for a suplex! Tag to Jericho and the entire Inner Circle gets in to mug Trent! The ref has to keep Trent’s team back before reprimanding all the Inner Circle members. Jericho brings Trent up, rocks him with haymakers, then CHOPS him! Jericho whips, Trent boots back! Trent hops up and missile dropkicks! Both men are down, the crowd fires up, hot tag to Ortiz! Ortiz clubs Trent down then stands on him while taunting the others. Tag to Santana, Proud ‘n’ Powerful double suplex Trent, then step stool standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps Trent down, tags Hager in and the mugging continues.

Hager ROCKS Trent then tags in Sammy. They stomp Trent, mug him with big knees, then Sammy covers. TWO, but Sammy keeps on Trent with a facelock. Sammy fireman’s carries, does some squats to show off, then hits the Samoan Drop! Cover, GHOST PIN! TWO, Sammy CLOBBERS Trent down! Tag to Hager, he wraps Trent up in a chicken wing and chinlock. Trent endures as the crowd rallies up. Trent fights up but Hager clubs him into the Inner Circle cover. Tag to Ortiz, Ortiz brings Trent up to stomp a mudhole! Tag to Hager, Jericho gets cheap shots in, Hager snapmares Trent to knee him in the back. Hager returns to the chinlock and chicken wing but the crowd keeps rallying.

Trent fights up, fights back, but Hager shoves him. Trent boots back and fights out of the corner, into Hager’s TOSS! Hager goes after everyone but Luchasaurus on the other end, then drags Trent back up. Hager taunts Luchasaurus but Trent SAIDOS! Both men are down and the crowd fires up! Trent and Hager crawl, hot tags to Sammy and Luchasaurus! The Spanish God gets CLOBBERED, PNP aren’t enough to hold Luchasaurus back, and Luchasaurus BOOTS Jericho down! CHOPS for PNP, they CHOP back, but he double clotheslines them down! The crowd is thunderous for Luchasaurus as he has Sammy in the choke grip. Hager come sin so Luchasaurus throws haymakers with him!

Luchasaurus rams Hager into the corner, has to worry about his dino mask, but still throws body shots! Luchasaurus runs, but Hager LARIATS him! Orange Cassidy SUPER PUNCHES Hager! PNP get Cassidy for the POWERBOMB to KNEE! Trent gets Santana, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Ortiz goes after Trent, gets SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! PSYCHO KNEE! Jericho gives Trent CODE BREAKER! JB gives Jericho a BACKSTABBER! Sammy KNEES JB down, torture racks, G T H! TAIL WHIP from Luchasaurus! The Spinning Lizard takes Sammy down but the ref is busy checking on the others that she doesn’t see Jericho fetch Floyd the baseball bat! But Cassidy does and stops that! Cassidy whips Jericho over railing!

Luchasaurus grabs Sammy, for the choke- NO! Sammy pops out of the slam, mule kicks a leg and SHINING WIZARDS Luchasaurus down! Sammy climbs up, but someone’s music distracts him. It’s MATT HARDY! Hardy shoves Sammy off the top, Luchasaurus grabs him, CHOKE SLAM ZILLA! SPINNING BUZZSAW! Cover, Jurassic Express and friends win!!

Winners: Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express, by pinfall

V1 Hardy helps turn the tide at the last minute! Hardy “welcomes” Sammy back, will they finally settle their own score?


Jon Moxley speaks.

“I try to stay out of people’s business, I really do.” Moxley has a rule: If people leave him alone, he leaves them alone; if they don’t, he doesn’t. He thought his issues with Brian Cage were over, but then Cage had to go “put a beat down on my little compadre, Darby Allin, a kid half your size, and you didn’t even do it alone.” What would that say about Mox if he stood by and let it happen? He’d be a “punk b*tch,” wouldn’t he? Speaking of those, Ricky Starks has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Must feel so tough going 2v1. Let’s see how they like it when the odds are even. Moxley doesn’t start fights, but he always finishes them. Will it be finished between Mox and Cage tonight?


AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse!

The American Nightmare is giving an incredible opportunity to a rising star from the indies! But part of the challenge is to see how long Warhorse even lasts. Will he make the most of his 15 minutes of fame?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the biggest match in Warhorse’s career begins!

Cody circles with Warhorse and they tie up. Cody waistlocks, Warhorse pries free to standing switch, but Cody gets the ropes. Warhorse lets off clean and the two reset. Cody and Warhorse circle, they tie up, Cody wrenches to a wristlock. Warhorse rolls, rolls and kicks! Cody gets after Warhorse, puts him in a corner, but holds back on the chop to pat Warhorse on the shoulders. Warhorse CHOPS Cody on the back! And then CHOPS the front! Warhorse whips corner to corner, Cody goes up and around to sunset flip, but Warhorse slips out to high stack! TWO, Cody runs into an arm-drag! Warhorse has the arm but Cody gets to his feet. Cody scoops but Warhorse arm-drags again!

Warhorse cranks on the arm, Cody gets to his feet again, but Warhorse wrenches to a shoulder breaker. Cody wrenches through, whips but Warhorse reverses. Cody ducks and hurdles but Warhorse dodges and whips. Cody bails out to avoid another arm-drag. Cody is frustrated but coach Arn Anderson cools him off. Cody gets back to the ring, circles with Warhorse again, and Cody gets around to a waistlock then headlock. Cody hits the headlock takeover, Warhorse headscissors back but Cody pops out. Cody headlocks again, Warhorse powers out and both men run the ropes. Warhorse redirects to CLOBBER Cody! Cover, TWO! Warhorse head bangs while Cody bails out and AEW goes picture in picture, #CodyHorse.

The ref keeps Warhorse from pursuing Cody and Cody slowly returns to the ring. Warhorse knees Cody low, headbutts him down, and brings Cody back up. Warhorse headbutts Cody down again! Cody sits up but Warhorse is on him first for a back suplex. Cody lands on his feet and drop toeholds Warhorse into buckles! Cody comes back to ROCK Warhorse with a forearm, then hoists Warhorse up top. Cody ROCKS Warhorse again, climbs up to join him, and brings him up for a SUPERPLEX! Warhorse writhes but Cody covers, TWO! Cody keeps his cool by doing some push-ups. Cody goes after Warhorse’s leg and slams it on the mat! And then stomps it down!

Cody puts the leg on the ropes to springboard and stomp it! Warhorse scrambles away in pain but Cody stalks after him. Warhorse tries to kick back but Cody stomps him down. Cody drags Warhorse up to scoop and slam down, then cover with a knee to the face. TWO as Warhorse refuses to stop. Cody stomps Warhorse, grabs the leg and turns Warhorse for a Half Crab! AEW returns to single picture as Warhorse endures and the crowd duels! Cody sits deep but Warhorse endures! Warhorse crawls to the ropebreak! Cody lets go at 4, grabs the legs again, and goes for the Figure Four, only for Warhorse to turn it instantly! Cody endures now, crawls and gets a ropebreak of his own!

Both men slowly rise, Cody drags Warhorse up but Warhorse dropkicks him away! Warhorse runs in to corner clothesline, then runs to hit another one! Warhorse whips Cody to ropes, Cody reverses, but Warhorse slides under to CHOP, back elbow and DISCUS! Warhorse has the arms for Danielson Stomps! Warhorse fires up with the crowd as he heads to a corner. He reaches the top rope but Cody bails out again. Warhorse hops down to DOUBLE STOMP Cody down! The ref starts a ring count, Warhorse puts Cody in and climbs back up. Warhorse aims, leaps, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Warhorse can’t believe it! The crowd is thunderous as Warhorse brings Cody back up. But Cody Alabama Slams back! Jackknife cover, TWO!

Arn coaches Cody as Warhorse stirs. Cody drags Warhorse around by his leg, steps through, but Warhorse cradle counters! TWO, Cody sunset flips but Warhorse sits on it! TWO!! Cody walks into a body shot! Warhorse throws haymakers, Cody runs corner to corner but gets a boot! Warhorse climbs up top again, but Cody gets under the leap! Warhorse’s leg jams, Cody dropkicks it out! Step through, FIGURE FOUR- No! Warhorse blocks! Cody kicks Warhorse and gets it in! Cody bridges, Warhorse taps, Cody wins!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)

An incredible fight from the independent star, but the American Nightmare found a way to finish him off! But wait, the Dark Order attacks?! Warhorse gets Cody clear as Numbers 3 & 4, John Silver & Alex Reynolds, get into the ring! Silver and Reynolds go after Warhorse, kick him out, then go after Cody! Arn gets in and squares up with them! But wait, is that…?! MATT CARDONA! WOO WOO WOO, he starts clobbering the Numbers! Reynolds throws hands but Cardona shoves and knees him back. ROUGH RYDER! Silver gets in, to get one, too! Cardona clotheslines Reynolds out and has the ring! The crowd loves having the Long Island #StrongIsland in AEW!


AEW returns with Tony Schiavone on stage.

Tony hypes up September 5th, ALL OUT 2020! But wait, The Inner Circle comes out to interrupt this announcement because they are furious! Shut the music off and shut your mouths! Jericho and his team are furious given what happened the last month. They’re going to draw lines in the sand and issue ultimatums! Isn’t that right, Sammy? Yeah! Matt Hardy, that son of a b*tch, cost Sammy his first match back! This is NOT over! What’s son of a b*tch in Spanish? “Son of el b*tch.” Exactly.

And Orange Cassidy has been causing issues ever since Jericho beat him. Cassidy wants the rematch? Here’s a rematch! Two weeks from tonight, 8/12, there WILL be a rematch “of one of the greatest matches in AEW history!” Jericho VS Cassidy II! And when Jericho wins again, Cassidy will repay Jericho $7000 for ruining this jacket. What color is this jacket? Orange. Yes, it’s even more orange than before! It’s because of that demon orange juice Cassidy dumped on Jericho! Jericho will get revenge for that on 8/12, but next week, 8/5, “face to face,” Jericho challenges Cassidy to a debate! With a special guest moderator who will blow our minds.

But why a debate? Because not only will Jericho beat Cassidy physically, he will beat Cassidy up mentally as “one of the best orators of all time.” Jericho is the DEMO GOD! A debate, a rematch, and Cassidy will be exposed as a “filthy piece of trash.” Does it still smell like orange juice? Santana says it’s moving closer to cat pee… NOOO!! Ortiz emphasizes it’s like cat pee! Will Jericho get his revenge both mentally and physically against Freshly Squeezed?


AEW shares footage of a contract signing.

The official contracts for FTR, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, are on the table! They have their lawyer, and are ready to sign on the dotted line to one day become AEW World Tag Team Champions. Arn Anderson comes in as a tag team consultant and sits with Tony, the lawyers, and “the greatest team in the world.” Arn double checks the contract, making sure FTR knows about the rules so that they may follow them. 10 second rule on double teaming, must use tag ropes, and so on. What’s this one here? They whisper behind the papers, and agree to this. Also in the contract is Tony Khan’s promise that on 8/12, FTR gets the one night “Tag Team Appreciation Night” segment, as hosted by them. That’s all they need to hear, and they sign away.

Hangman Page comes by to check on FTR. Now it’s official, because they can drink to it! Some whiskey for everyone, even Tony. Arn will have to pass. Hangman really loads his up… Not the cheap stuff, wow. Gets in the nostrils. And Hangman realizes he did pour too much. No but it’s good, though. Cheers to the newest signings to the AEW Tag Division! Will FTR ride alongside The Cowboy and The Enforcer?


AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson!

Speaking of Hangman, he and The Cleaner are about to face the still undefeated and still highly motivated original members of AEW’s resident cult! Uno and Grayson finally get a shot at the tag titles, will they hit the mark? Or will Omega and Hangman pull off some Best Bout Cowboy Sh*t to deny them the gold?

An interesting detail to note, Anna Jay has returned! It seems she did #JoinDarkOrder, but what Number is she? As for this highly anticipated match, the champions will make their way out, after the break!

AEW returns as Hangman makes his entrance, followed by Omega. Cabana is on commentary and thanks Brodie for that opportunity. Wait, Hangman fires off on Uno and Stu before Omega is even down the ramp! The ref tries to restore order and Omega realizes what’s happening! Omega runs in and gets Hangman to let off. The teams cool off and sort out, and Uno goes after Omega! Uno bumps Omega off buckles and CHOPS him in the Dark Order corner. Uno BOOTS, Stu holds Omega in place for a mugging! The crowd boos and Uno runs to back elbow Omega. Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Omega and Stu springboards, elbow drop sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO!

Stu drags Omega up, Omega throws forearms and CHOPS back! Omega CHOPS more, Stu kicks low and whips, but Omega reverses. Uno saves Stu and Stu boots back! But Omega runs back and BOOTS Uno for it! Stu mule kicks Omega, whips Omega but Omega reverses. Omega tilt-o-whirl backbreakers Stu and the Bucks are spotted watching from the crowd. Omega tags Hangman in and they double whip Stu. They double kick, kick and run to boot and KOTARO KRUSHER! Standing Shooting Star! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps on Stu and tags Omega back in. Omega springboards to ax handle Stu down!

Uno runs in, Omega dodges and Hangman CHOPS! Omega CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, repeat! Uno covers up but gets a CHOP to the back! Then DOUBLE DOUBLE CHOPS! The crowd fires up as Omega and Hangman high ten. Brodie paces while Anna Jay stares intensely. Stu clubs Omega from behind and the ref tells Hangman to go back to his corner. SCU’s Frankie Kazarian is spotted watching this match as Stu whips Omega to the corner. Stu pie faces Hangman while Uno gets a cheap shot! Stu runs in, Omega goes up and over, Uno and Hangman tag in! Hangman dodges Uno and BOOTS him down! Then he triangle lariats Stu down! Uno kicks low, whips but Hangman reverses to reel him in, for a FALL AWAY SLAM!

Hangman kips up and DECKS Stu to then dodge and clothesline Uno out! The crowd fires up as Hangman PESCADOS! Stu takes the hit, but Uno POSTS Hangman down! Omega runs over but gets thrown into barriers! Uno dusts himself off while he regroups with Stu. Brodie feels better about what’s going on as Uno covers. TWO, but Uno keeps on Hangman with elbows to the head. Uno pulls on the fingers and BITES! The ref counts, Uno lets up and tags in Stu. The Dark Order double CHOP Hangman in a corner, then Uno RAMS Stu into Hangman’s stomach! Stu snapmares and runs to Penalty KICK! Cover, ONE, but Stu tries again, ONE! The crowd rallies up as Stu brings Hangman up. Hangman shoves, Stu knees and whips to elbow Hangman down!

Stu keeps Hangman from Omega and tags in Uno. The Dark Order mug Hangman, Stu digs his fingers in and Uno throws forearms. Uno brings Hangman out to suplex, but Hangman fights back! Stu tags in, Uno gets Hangman up for Stu to ROUNDHOUSE into the suplex! Cover, Omega breaks it up! Omega stomps away on Stu before he backs off, but Stu drags Hangman away. Stu stomps Hangman more then brings him up, only for Hangman to CHOP back! AEW goes picture in picture as Stu powers Hangman to the Dark Order corner, #DOvsELITE.

Uno tags in, the Dark Order mugs Hangman and Uno CLAWS Hangman’s chest! The ref reprimands but Uno throws haymakers on Hangman. Uno digs his boot into Hangman’s chin but lets up at the count of 4. Stu chokes Hangman during the distraction! Uno drags Hangman up, but Hangman fights back! Hangman throws elbows and fists, then forearm after forearm on Uno. Uno chop blocks Hangman before he can reach Omega! Uno drags Hangman away, tags in Stu, and Stu drops knees on Hangman’s head! Stu mocks Hangman’s pain before he pushes Hangman to the apron. Stu digs his boots in, tags Uno and then slingshot sentons to the apron! Uno takes a bow on behalf of The Dark Order, Stu gets a cheap shot, and Uno drags Hangman up.

Uno elbows Hangman, tags Stu, but Hangman fights back again! Hangman DECKS Uno but Stu CHOPS back! Stu whips Hangman, Hangman catches him for a scoop slam! Hangman wobbles around and tags in Omega! Omega rallies on Stu with big Polish hammers! Stu ducks the discus to mule kick and whip. Omega reverse, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” AEW returns single picture for the Rolling Senton and moonsault! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool as he drags Stu back up. Full nelson, but Stu denies the Dragon Suplex! Uno tags in and JABS Omega! Uno elbows Omega’s head, Dark Order double whips but Hangman tags in before Omega kicks Uno away! Omega boots Stu’s punch away, then V-TRIGGERS!

Uno runs into a waistlock, elbows out hard, but Hangman comes in for the rolling elbow! Omega pops Uno up to Hangman’s GERMAN! Hangman fires up, tags Omega back in, and they focus on Stu. “This is Awesome!” as hangman corner clotheslines. Omega back elbows, then feeds Stu to Hangman’s pop up. Stu huricanranas out of the bomb, but Omega runs in. The V-Trigger misses, Stu CHOPS! Stu whips. Omega reverses, Stu FLIES out onto Hangman!! Uno BOOTS Omega down! Uno goes up top fast, leaps, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Stu tags in and the Dark Order focus on Omega. Pop up to Electric Chair, toss to a BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! The crowd fires up again while Brodie paces.

Uno and Stu mug Hangman and put him in the corner. They bring Omega over but Omega fights them off. Omega rocks each of them with forearms and elbows! Uno goes down but Stu KNEES Omega! Omega falls back into Uno’s kangaroo kick, “GET OVER HERE!” Stu OVERHEAD suplexes Omega onto Hangman! Stu climbs up, Uno runs, CANNONBALL and 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives and the Dark Order can’t believe it! The crowd is thunderous behind Omega as Uno tags back in. Uno drags Omega up as Stu climbs, but Omega fights out to foil Fatality! Uno bumps into Stu but blocks Omega’s kick. Uno gives the foot to the ref to hit Omega with a neckbreaker! Hangman gets in to boot, Uno blocks to JAB Hangman down!

Omega staggers up, but gets around Uno to SNAP DRAGON! But Stu still FIVE STAR FROG SPLASHES! He bounces off the cover for Hangman to run and LARIAT down! Uno boots Hangman to then ROCK him with a right. Uno runs into the POP-UP BOMB! Omega takes aim at Uno, BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Uno survives but Omega keeps his focus. Tag to Hangman, they want to end this! Slingshot, LAST CALL!! Cover, Omega and Hangman win!!

Winners: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Stu was a second too late and Brodie is furious! Brodie yanks Cabana off commentary and ushers him out. Cabana and Anna leave while Brodie turns back to Uno and Stu. “Are you kidding me?!” Brodie is not happy with his original members, and he SLAPS Uno with papers! Brodie grabs Stu by his face and pushes him. “Oh, Hangman, you think that’s funny?” Brodie sees his friends are here this time. Speaking of, the Bucks now move to ringside. Brodie “thanks” Omega for actually showing up tonight. Hangman must really appreciate that. You see, this is not all of The Dark Order. The Dark Order is everywhere, and they have strength in numbers. Hangman has pissed Brodie off for the last time, and now Hangman will pay.

They’re coming in from the crowd! It’s Number 5, Alan Angels! And the mysterious Numbers 8 and 9! We haven’t seen those two in weeks! Number 10, Preston Vance, also hops in, as we might finally have Numbers 6 and 7, too! Uno and Stu get back up, for an 8v4 advantage! Brodie laughs but FTR come out to even the odds! They SMASH Brodie with another one of those coolers! The brawl breaks loose, SUPERKICKS and fists flying everywhere! The Elite and FTR hold the ring as Brodie gets back up. The Dark Order regroups and Brodie is actually amused. Brodie has his Numbers stand down but he continues to mock Omega’s commitment. Will the Dark Order’s strength in numbers eventually win out against the rest of AEW?


Britt Baker speaks.

“I just want to address something very quickly, because I know Big Swole is in the Women’s Tag Team Tournament.” Britt saw the commercial like we did, and she knows the suspension doesn’t last forever. She’s not dumb, she’s a dentist. But Britt knows more than anything, Swole wants to get “her grimy hands” on Britt because Swole is obsessed with Britt. After some careful thinking, Britt being a role model, she will give Swole her shot at Britt. But only if Swole can beat an opponent of Britt’s choosing. Don’t forget, Swole, this is still Britt’s division. Who will Britt choose to face Big Swole in an attempt to teach her a lesson?


AEW takes a closer look at Diamante.

The Cuban Diamond has been busting her ass for 10 years on the independents. For an unsigned talent to get a win over the champion would send her straight to the top to be a contender. Diamante wants the rest of the Women’s Division to fear her since they will feel her! Diamante will get it done by any means necessary, because she has nothing to lose and everything to prove. “The pressure makes diamonds.” Will that pressure help Diamante gain the gold?


Hikaru Shida VS Diamante!

The Samurai of Stardom is just one win away from being the first woman in AEW’s 20 Club! Will she get it off the determined Cuban Diamond?

The bell rings and Shida offers a handshake, but Diamante pie faces her instead! Shida goes after Diamante and they end up on the ropes. The ref counts, Shida lets off but Diamante turns things around to CHOP Shida! Diamante goes to chop again but Shida dodges to fire off forearms! Shida knees, whips, but Diamante blocks the clothesline to throw Shida down by her hair! Shida kips up, Diamante CHOPS her back down! Diamante rains down left hands, Shida pushes her off and throws hands of her own. They continue to scrap to the apron and then the floor. Diamante runs but Shida fireman’s carry to put Shida on the railing! Shida runs and KNEES Diamante down! The crowd fires up as Shida drags Diamante up and in.

Shida climbs the corner as Diamante gets up. Shida leaps to missile dropkick Diamante down! Cover, TWO, but Shida throws big haymakers! Shida sits Diamante up to DECK her again! And again! Shida drags Diamante up but Diamante hits back! Diamante throws more forearms but Shida gives them back. The two brawl, back and forth, fast and furious! Diamante kicks low, whips, but Shida slips around to suplex. Diamante slips out, waistlocks and spins to forearm! Shida forearms back then KNEES Diamante down! The crowd fires up for Shida as she has Diamante on the apron. Shida climbs up, brings Diamante around but Diamante resists the dead lift. Diamante throws hands to hotshot Shida down!

Diamante has Shida in the corner for CHOPS! Shida hits back but Diamante CHOPS more and more and more! The ref counts, Diamante lets up to then bring Shida back up. Shida shoves Diamante away, Diamante comes back with a wheelbarrow to the STUNNER! Cover, ONE!! Diamante grows frustrated but she drags Shida back up. Diamante talks smack, hops on but Shida pops her off. Diamante mule kicks Shida down then talks more trash. She drags Shida back up, hops on, but the sunset bomb ends up just a flip, and Shida ends up in ropes! No cover and Diamante is annoyed. Shida flounders up into a KNEE! Diamante drags Shida up but Shida throws body shots. Shida suplexes and holds Diamante for 10 before the FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!?!

Shida won’t stay shocked, she powers up and runs, to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, Shida wins!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall

And there’s number 20! Shida continues to shine, but got one hell of a fight out of Diamante. Diamante may not have won the match, but did she just earn herself a contract with AEW?


AEW explains the rules of the Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw!

The tournament is a RANDOM draw to assign teams! The participants will draw colors from an assortment, thereby color coding teams. These selections are final and cannot be appealed! Who will have the luck of the draw to create the ultimate team? Who goes all the way to win the Women’s Tag Team Cup trophy? This tournament starts this Monday on AEW’s YouTube!


Backstage interview with Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero!

Having heard the Deadly Draw announcement, Dasha asks who the Native Beast and her new manager are looking forward to having as a tag partner. Vickie answers for Nyla by saying it doesn’t matter! That trophy is as good as theirs! So if you’ll excuse her, Nyla draws. She is on the purple team. Nyla likes purple. And wouldn’t you know, someone else has already drawn purple! It’s the new addition to AEW, Cameron! Or as she’s now known as, Arian. She’s back in wrestling, #GirlHi. Will Team Purple be able to coexist and take the cup? Or will it be #GirlBye the moment the Funcadactyl messes up?


Wardlow knocks on MJF’s door.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman walks out, admires his very politician style poster, “We Deserve Better as an AEW Champion,” gets fed a stick of gum by an assistant, and signs a form. Wardlow accompanies MJF to gorilla and out on stage. MJF has a presidential style seal on a podium as he waves to the crowd. AEW goes picture in picture as the entrance continues, no secret sweepstakes hashtag here apparently.

MJF says hi to commentary, but then gets hand sanitizer after shaking hands. And that’s probably not just a #StaySafeStayHealthy thing, either. MJF kisses a “baby” but also needs mouthwash for that. Again, probably not because of current circumstances, MJF just doesn’t like babies. MJF takes pictures with a “fan” wearing his button, and then admires one of his political signs. AEW goes to break as MJF finishes up the rounds, what will he have to say for his “State of the Industry Address?”

AEW returns and MJF has made it to his podium. MJF thanks the booing crowd for being here, and he thanks Tony Khan for giving MJF this time to speak to the marks- er, uh, people. MJF wants us to be honest, though. Wrestling fans aren’t that bright, but fortunately, he has “an exorbitant amount of time to force feed you all with knowledge like a 5-year-old being fed Mac ‘n’ Cheese.” The assistant tells him to stick to the notes. Right, sorry, honey. But please smile, you look much better that way. Moving on to the speech. “Before I start this speech, I would like to implore you, our AEW fans who we are so grateful for,” to use the following hashtags on social media. #MJF2020, #NotMyChampion. We will all find out why in a moment’s time, please bear with him.

MJF says that right now, the fans are probably shocked to see him on Dynamite two weeks in a row, instead of on the sidelines with all the bench warmers. Doing great, by the way, guys. MJF is sure the fans see his point and wonder why that happens to him. MJF will tell us why. “The reason I’m never spotlighted two weeks in a row is because a certain individual is afraid of being upstaged two weeks in a row.” That is why MJF says it is time for a change in leadership! Change: a powerful word. MJF remembers when AEW first started, men were calling for change. One man in particular called for a “paradigm shift.” That man called for out with the old and in with the new. MJF isn’t sure about the fans, but to him, a guy on top of the card who gets to do what he wants, say what he wants and face only who he wants “simply because he came from the place of ‘titans,'” isn’t new. That’s old hat, brother.

AEW quickly went from being a wrestling revolution to an unfortunate dictatorship. That is why Jon Moxley is #NotMyChampion! MJF cannot tell a lie, and will not stand here and pretend Moxley isn’t one of the greatest wrestlers this sport has ever seen. However, it is “high time that we as a society have an honest discussion about all the negative side effects that have occurred every since the Moxley reign has started.” Wrestling is on the marquee, and yet where is it? All MJF sees is a bunch of great wrestlers coming out to the ring and perform gymnastics, “flip, flop ‘n’ fly and-or almost DIE in an attempt to make you, the viewers, think they’re good at their job.” But he doesn’t blame the fans, because they were brainwashed into thinking that’s what good pro-wrestling is. That brainwashing starts all the way at the top.

“That is why, Jonathon, a world champion is supposed to lead by example. He is not supposed to let his roster mates come out here and play-wrestle, and he’s damn sure not supposed to come out here and cosplay as a specific wrestler, and that’s a stone cold fact.” MJF doesn’t have to play wrestler because he is one. He is undefeated, the first and the last MJF. You know what he isn’t? A media analyst. Yet, everyone wants to pretend to be because people want to talk about ratings! That is why “Dictator Jon” is treated so well! It all comes down to the value of his name! “Because where on Earth would the numbers lie without Dictator Jon, right?! Wrong.” On average, the one who draws better minute to minute is MJF! Did you not know that? That’s because Dictator Jon doesn’t want you to!

According to Dictator Jon, MJF is not on his level so why should he have to deal with MJF? How dare you! AEW is the land of opportunity but Moxley has squandered that! That is why they need a new guard, since the old guard has been running the planet for centuries, and look where it’s gotten us! War, famine, disease! The planet is dying and so are our morals, and so here we are! Moxley runs the show, and the infrastructure is falling and falling fast. MJF vows to catch this company, throw it on his back and carry it up the steep terrain all the way to the top! MJF’s talent outweighs Moxley’s tenure! MJF is AEW! MJF bleeds black, white and gold! MJF is the guy who will lead this company for the next 25 YEARS!! “Do the math and grab a calculator.”

That is why MJF will “not stop until we go from happily glad-handing for being ‘the alternative,’ and transform this brand into the pinnacle of professional wrestling!” That much the crowd can get behind. MJF challenges for the AEW World Championship for ALL OUT!! #WeDeserveBetter! But will MJF’s AEW truly be better?


AEW announces matches and segments for next week!

After the sudden attack and the subsequent save, Code Rhodes teams with Matt Cardona against The Dark Order’s Silver & Reynolds! Will the American Nightmare and #StrongIsland shut down the Beaver Boys? Woo woo woo, you know it! MJF also promises to continue his “campaign” with an update of sorts, but what more will he have to say in just a week’s time? And if you thought tonight’s 5v5 was big, The Dark Order takes on The Elite and FTR in a TWELVE MAN TAG!! Brodie Lee leads Uno, Stu, Angels, mean green Number 9 and even Colt Cabana against the Young Bucks, Omega, Page, Wheeler and Harwood! All this and more for AEW “Super Wednesday!”


No Disqualification Tornado Tag: Jon Moxley & Darby Allin VS Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Taz!

The Maniac and the Undead Daredevil unite again, and this time it is to take on The Machine and Absolute to settle scores from the last few weeks. Will Moxley and Darby be enough to stop The Path of Cage?

But while Darby’s music plays, he doesn’t appear. Moxley makes his entrance from the crowd as always, but surely even he has to be worried something’s already happened to Darby. Is this about to become a No Disqualification Handicap match? Taz talks and mocks Moxley with, “Where’s your skateboard buddy?” Ricky Starks beat the living sh*t out of him and Darby couldn’t come back tonight? Moxley is going to be bounced around the ring the FTW Champion! Look at the deltoids! The traps! He’s got biceps like hammers and triceps like pistons! Then there’s “the always smooth,” Ricky Starks. Taz passes the mic and Starks says you are looking at Absolute! No one better, with Cage as the exception.

Starks is young, handsome, successful, “basically everything your baby mama wishes you were.” Speaking frankly, that is why Starks was recruited by Taz. Taz saw Starks has something different than Mox and Darby. “So when a man who choked out an Olympic gold medalist tells me to go get ’em, well guess what, baby? I got ’em.” That is no different than what happens tonight! Darby is the enigma, he’s mysterious~! Well Starks figured out that you dress like Pigpen and you wrestle like a crash test dummy, and there’s a huge stark contrast between them. That is why they can try to go against Cage or Starks, but when you try hard, you die hard! They’re gonna dig two graves tonight! Is this all but a forgone conclusion for Team Taz?

But speaking of, as Team Taz makes their entrance, Darby Allin COFFIN DROPS from the rafters!! Darby takes them both down and Moxley joins him on stage! Taz claims it was a trap, and maybe it was, but the brawl is on!

Cage turns things around and throws Moxley down the ramp. Darby stomps Starks as Cage kicks Moxley to ringside. Cage bumps Mox off the apron while Starks is floundering. Cage bumps Moxley off barriers then rocks him with a right hand. Darby clubs Starks on the ramp, Starks shoves him and clotheslines him into the ring! Starks goes after Darby but Darby kicks him back out! Moxley and Cage brawl, Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS but Cage ROUNDHOUSES! Darby PESCADOS at Cage but bounces off! Cage scoops Darby, does some curls, but Moxley DIVES! Cage goes down and the crowd fires up! Moxley helps Darby up and they start looking under the ring. Out comes a trash can! Moxley sets the can down as AEW goes picture in picture, #MoxDarbyCageStarks.

Moxley brings Cage around while Darby is on the apron, Starks intercepts Darby with a SPEAR! Mox shoves Cage away to KNEE Starks down in return. Moxley drags Starks up but Cage SMASHES Mox with the trash can! Cage boots Moxley down, Starks shakes out the cobwebs and Team Taz drag Moxley into the ring. Starks stomps Darby down and this match finally has a real start! Cage clubs Moxley and Starks adds stomps. Cage throws more forearms then whips Moxley corner to corner. Moxley hits buckles hard and falls back but Team Taz looms over him. Cage drags Moxley up, throws more forearms, and even CHOPS! Starks clubs Mox, but Moxley fights back! Moxley forearms and chops but runs into double elbows! Darby returns to missile dropkick Cage!

Darby baits Starks in, boots him, then jumps over to shotgun dropkick Starks down! Darby goes to the apron with Starks but Starks POSTS him! Moxley returns to grab Starks while he air guitars! Sleeper hold through the ropes! But Cage clubs Mox from behind! Cage scoops Moxley but Darby is up top and leaps! The seated senton doesn’t even make Cage wobble! Cage gives them the POWERSLAM POWERBOMB COMBO! But Cage doesn’t cover, he wants to hurt these guys. Cage kicks Moxley out, drags Darby up and AEW returns to single picture. Cage rams his shoulder into Darby at the corner, then brings him around for a GERMAN SUPLEX into Starks’ Edge-o-matic! Starks covers, TWO!! Darby survives so Starks stomps him down!

Cage drags Darby up and coordinates with Starks. Starks runs but into Moxley’s chair shot! Moxley throws forearms on Cage, then runs, into an uppercut! Cage runs, Moxley knees low! Moxley runs into Cage’s BOOT! Cage has Darby but Darby slips around to Throwback Stunner! Starks SPEARS Darby again! Starks runs into Moxley’s knee and CUTTER! But Moxley turns around into Cage’s DISCUS LARIAT! All four men are down and the crowd is fired up! Even Taz likes what he sees as Cage stands up first. Cage drags Moxley up, suplexes but Mox slips out. Cage elbows back, runs but Moxley ducks to get around, SNAP GERMAN! Moxley drags Cage up, PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! ARMBAR! Cage clasps hands, Stars KNEES Moxley down! Cover, TWO!

Starks rains down palm strikes on Moxley then stomps him. Cage goes out and brings in a trash can! Starks grabs the can, puts it in place, and brings Moxley around. Cage helps out to double suplex but Moxley blocks! Moxley fires body shots, runs into a SUPERKICK from Cage! Cage and Starks both Alabama lift Moxley for a DOUBLE ALABAMA SLAM onto the trash can! Cover, Darby breaks it in time! Starks rains down rights on Darby then kicks him. Starks drags Darby up, Team Taz double whip him to a corner, but Darby dodges Starks’ spear to POST him! Cage runs into boots, Darby runs into a pop-up! Cage tosses Darby but Mox saves him from the buckles! Darby boots Cage, Moxley kicks low, underhook and Darby climbs, COFFIN DROP PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley DIVES onto Starks! Darby covers Cage, TWO!!!

Cage survives and Taz freaks out on commentary. Darby has the crashed can and SMASHES it on Cage’s bad arm! Cage gets out of the ring, Darby follows but fetches something from under the ring. He has his skateboard, with all the tacks on the bottom! Starks hurries over but gets JAMMED with the edge! Darby goes up top with his board but Cage anchors him. Moxley hits a Drive By Dropkick, and gets the arm! Moxley has Cage anchored with the armbar, Darby aims at Starks, SKATEBOARD TACK ATTACK!! Cover, Darby and Moxley win!!

Winners: Darby Allin & Jon Moxley, by pinfall

Starks absolutely BLEEDS from his back as he and Cage are outsmarted and outdone by Darby and the Death Rider! Taz has to accept this because it was No Disqualifications. But will he accept this as the end of the war? Or just one battle of many? As for Darby and Moxley, the AEW World Championship is going to be on the line next week as Moxley faces Darby! Will these two go to new extremes as they go from allies to adversaries?

My Thoughts:

Another great episode of AEW, but there is clearly something that happened, or rather didn’t happen, that really hurts the quality of the show and AEW as a whole. Hikaru Shida VS Diamante was advertised on both AEW Dark and AEW social media as an AEW Women’s World Championship match. I’m not the only one who saw it, other wrestling sites saw the announcement, too. Of course, the tweet announcing it is gone, as if to hide the evidence, but it’s too late, we all saw it. It really bummed me out when the match was just a normal match, and not all that much of one, either. I almost have to think the advertising wasn’t a mistake so much as showing their hand for plans they have in the coming weeks and they got the timing wrong.

Another thing that wasn’t exactly to my liking was MJF doing a political shtick. Now, the promo MJF gave was still great because he is a great talker. He makes points I’ve heard before, and his points are fairly valid. And admittedly, his presidential seal looks good, too. I feel like this all would’ve worked even better if he was aiming for Cody, but at the same time, MJF aiming for the top is very MJF of him. Moxley, Darby, Cage and Starks have a great No DQ main event, and I suppose it makes a lot of sense for Darby to get the finish so he gets his revenge. Mox VS Darby for the title next week will be great stuff, but definitely expect Wardlow and MJF to show up to make a point of MJF wanting the title match for All Out.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the 5v5 start the night, it was a lot of wild fun, and it works for Cassidy and company to win to extend the story. Jericho referencing politics with the debate next week is apparently a sign this is how AEW is going to do things for a minute, because 2020 being the big election year. Again, not really my thing but Jericho trying to get Cassidy to talk about anything is actually a pretty good idea. Their rematch set for 8/12 is going to be great, too, happy to see that. Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevara aren’t through with each other, and I wouldn’t mind seeing Sammy bring Proud ‘n’ Powerful along to take on Hardy Party so that the story between Private Party and Matt Hardy can also progress at the same time.

FTR signing their “official” contracts was a good segment, it really pushes that tease of AEW’s Four Horsemen with Arn being in FTR’s corner and now Hangman being a drinking buddy. The tag title match was great, Omega and Page retain without dysfunction, and now bringing the Dark Order further into the story is great. That 6v6 is going to be wild. Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse was great stuff, though it was pretty clear Cody would retain. The great surprise is Matt Cardona, aka Zack Ryder, making a debut by saving Cody! It seems The Dark Order VS The Elite (and friends) is the next feud and that’s really great. I’m glad we got to see Anna Jay again, even if she was just standing their in her sequin mask. She could bring The Dark Order into the Women’s Division, especially with the Deadly Draw and the tag tournament coming.

Speaking of that tournament, Nyla Rose getting Arian/Cameron as a partner could actually turn out pretty good for both of them. Arian is returning to televised wrestling so she’ll get some shine literally tagging along with a monster Heel like Nyla. And if Nyla’s team is going to lose, it’ll be because Arian takes the loss to keep Nyla strong. I feel like “fate” will keep the Nightmare Sisters, Brandi Rhodes and Allie, together for them to go far, but there could still be the betrayal we’ve all been anticipating. Britt Baker calls out Swole, but who is she going to have Swole face if Nyla is busy with the tag tournament? I suddenly fear it might be Abadon… Either way, Swole has to win that so that she and Britt can have an All Out match.

My Score: 9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/22/24)

Will Will Ospreay stay golden?



An episode with truly international flavor!

While Will Ospreay defends his AEW International Championship against Brian Cage, Kazuchika Okada takes on former mentor, Ultimo Guerrero! Will the champions stay strong on the Road to The Forbidden Door?


  • Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Joe, Hook & Shibata win.
  • Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith; Jericho & Bill win.
  • AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero; Okada wins and denies Ultimo Guerrero a title match.
  • Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages; The Patriarchy wins.
  • Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch; Storm & Mariah win.
  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard; Hechicero wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage; Ospreay wins and retains the title.


Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

Three dangerous men joined forces out of respect for what each of them can do, but they aren’t getting much respect from others. But will the Samoan Submission Specialist, The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil & The Wrestler beat some respect into Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari & Josh Woods? Or can the Premier Athletes actually put their money where their muscles are?

The trios sort out, Joe starts against Nese and the fans sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Nese says not tonight. Nese and Joe tie up, Nese waistlocks, but he can’t lift Joe! Joe smirks, wrenches free, and wristlocks. Nese rolls, wrenches and headlocks. Nese’s team cheers but they’re the only ones. Joe powers up and out, then he runs Nese over! Joe smirks, stalks Nese to ropes, then brings him around. The fans fire up for Joe as he scoops, but Nese slips fere! Nese SOBATS, runs, but into an ELBOW! Tag to Hook and the fans fire up more! Hook puts Nese in a corner to fire off body shots! Hook throws hands, Nese shoves past him but Hook fires more shots!

Nese throws forearms on Hook, but Hook counter punches! Nese staggers, comes back, but Hook gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Nese manages to land out and he STOMPS Hook down! Nese tags Daivari and they mug Hook with haymakers! The fans boo but Nese lets off. Daivari brings Hook up, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Daivari snapmares Hook, clamps on a full nelson and leans on the hold. The fans rally and Hook fights up, and he pries the hold open! But Daivari waistlocks! Hook elbows free, and hot tags to Shibata! Shibata storms in but he has to slow down as Daivari gets away to his corner.

Woods reaches out, so Daivari says here’s something for The Wrestler. Daivari tags Woods in, he steps to Shibata, and they fire forearms! The fans rally up as the shots keep going, then Shibata gets the edge! Woods trips Shibata, goes for an arm, but Shibata slips right around to go for the arm! Woods goes for Shibata’s arm, but Shibata goes after Woods again! Woods powers through to get the arm, but then Shibata slips around, changes sides, and has the ARMBAR! Woods scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Shibata lets off and CLUBS away on Woods. Shibata cranks the arm for a double wristlock but Woods throws body shots!

Shibata leg scissors to trip Woods! KNEEBAR! Nese storms in to stomp Shibata! The fans boo, Woods tags Nese in. Nese stomps Shibata around, then taunts the fans. The fans boo but Nese CHOPS Shibata. Shibata doesn’t flinch! Nese CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Nese throat chops! Nese whips, Shibata reverses, but Nese ELBOWS back! Nese goes up and up and QUEBRADAS, but Shibata steps aside! Everyone’s learning from Joe now! The fans fire up and Joe smiles. Shibata then tags Joe in, and he stalks Nese. Nese rises up, into the JABS! JABS! JABS! Joe fires off fast hands, CHOPS Nese down, but Sterling gets on the apron!

Joe scares Sterling off, but this is all a delay tactic so Nese can crawl, and Woods can HOTSHOT Joe! The fans boo but Nese brings Joe around, BULLDOG HOTSHOT! Joe staggers, Daivari tags in! Nese & Daivari mug Joe, run, and DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! Daivari covers, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that! Woods tags in, he and Daivari mug Joe, and then Woods CLUBS away on Joe’s chest! Cover, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that so now Daivari tags back in. Daivari and Woods mug Joe, then Daivari stands Joe up. Daivari throws hands, but Joe hits back! They go back and forth, Joe gets the edge, but Daivari CLAWS the eyes!

Daivari sucker punches Shibata down! Daivari whips, Joe reverses and sweeps the legs! SENTON! The fans fire up, hot tags to Hook and Nese! Hook rallies on Nese, wrenches and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Woods runs in but Hook KNEES him down! Nese gets up, but into the clinch! TAZ PLEX! The fans fire up and Hook stalks Nese, to give crossface forearms! Daivari runs up, Hook DECKS him! Woods gets in to GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook tumbles, but Shibata tags in! Shibata ROCKS Woods, BOOTS Nese, BOOTS Daivari, then STO for Woods! Shibata runs up at Nese for a BOOT! Shibata fires off forearms and the ref counts.

Shibata goes corner to corner to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Shibata drags Nese up, SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, but ends up in an ARMBAR!! Nese endures, but he taps! Shibata’s team wins!

Winners: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata, by submission

The Premier Athletes did prove they’ve got guts, but not enough to overcome this trio of warriors! Will Joe, Hook & Shibata find themselves on the road to trios gold?


The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says, “Apparently… AEW isn’t gonna recognize the fact that I was anointed one-quarter of the AEW Unified Trios Champions!” Austin says he’s pissed, Colten confirms that is true, and adds that apparently, The House of Black still gets their shot. At least, once Buddy’s leg gets better. And apparently, PAC cares!? He interrupted their match, he pushed Juice off the top, and then he flipped Austin off! But that’s good. Because their fearless leader, Jay White, is off training his butt off. You thought EIGHT abs was something? Jay will be coming back with TEN! SO Pac, you better hope you don’t see The Switchblade in the Owen Hart Cup!

Because then, The Bastard will do more than just “care” now. He’ll cry to sleep! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP! Bullet Club Gold is taking aim at a lot of different targets, but will they be able to hit the mark?


Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy have been busy this week. They got called out by The Learning Tree on Dynamite, they put in a fast and furious match last night on Rampage, and now they’ll be entering the “Jericho Vortex” when they take on Big Bill and the man himself. But will Quen & Zay teach Jericho something about not looking down on the younger guys? Or will Jericho ruin the fun #ForTheWorld?

The teams sort out and Jericho starts against Quen. The fans rally up and Jericho says here’s a free lesson from The Learning Tree. Then he tags out to The Redwood. Bill steps in, sporting new gear that quotes Tony Schiavone, on the butt… Bill and Quen tie up, Quen gets around and headlocks. Bill powers out and runs Quen right over! Because as the shorts say, “Too much man!” Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then he stands Quen up. Bill CHOPS Quen, drags him up, then CHOPS him again! Bill keeps Quen in the corner, and he ROCKS him with a right. Then Bill TOSSES Quen across the way!

Bill mocks the dancing, runs corner to corner, and he SPLASHES Quen! Quen was practically smothered by that move! Quen falls over, but Bill stands him back up, and gives a thumbs up before he TOSSES Quen again! Quen writhes, goes to ropes, then the corner. Bill runs in again, but Quen dodges the splash! Bill staggers, Quen goes up, and Quen leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Bill staggers, Quen is on him in a corner! Quen rains down fists, Bill stops him at 6, then DECKS him! Jericho applauds, and Bill tags him in. The fans are torn as The Learning Tree waves, and Bill hoists Quen way up! Jericho “helps” SLAM Quen down!

Jericho & Bill wave, then Jericho stands Quen up to CHOP! Jericho CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Jericho runs up but Quen BOOTS him! Quen goes up and leaps to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Then hot tag to Zay! The fans rally as Zay TACKLES Jericho and rains down fists! Jericho pushes him away but Zay comes back, another TACKLE and more fast hands! Jericho tries to get away but Zay fires off high and low and all around! Jericho CLAWS eyes! The fans boo but Jericho brings Zay up. Zay CHOPS, fires more forearms, then just more and more and more! Zay runs, but Jericho sends him out!

Quen is there, for SILLY STRING! Jericho tumbles, Zay covers, TWO!! Jericho survives, Quen tags in, and he TACKLES Jericho! Quen fires off hands just like Zay! Quen stomps Jericho around, runs, but Bad Apple Bryan Keith trips him! The fans boo, but then Jericho CLOBBERS Quen! Jericho waves to the fans, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Jericho takes his time waving to all sides of the arena, then he drags Quen up. Jericho hits a BIG back suplex, then has the cocky cover, ONE! Jericho perhaps returning the favor from last night there, but Jericho bumps Quen off buckles. Tag to Bill and Bill stomps away on Quen! Jericho adds on, the ref counts, and Bill digs his boots in. The ref counts more, Bill lets off with applause, and then Bryan CHOKES Quen! Bill SUCKER PUNCHES Kassidy! The ref reprimands but Bill goes back to Quen. Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then CLUBS Quen on the back. Then SLAPS Quen down! Bill mocks the shots more, then mockingly cheers.

Bill drags Quen up, puts him on ropes, and RIPS his shirt open to CHOP him down! Quen sputters, Bill drags him up and tags in Jericho. They mug Quen in the corner, then Jericho brings Quen around. Quen fires hands first! Quen runs, but Jericho DROPKICKS him down! Jericho waves to the fans again, then he drags Quen up. Collision returns to single picture, Jericho bumps Quen off buckles, then Jericho puts Quen up top. Jericho CHOPS Quen, climbs, and wants his “branches” to fire up. The fans are torn, but Jericho has Quen on the very top, but Quen throws hands! Quen shoves Jericho down, and the fans rally up!

Quen adjusts, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives and Quen is frustrated. Quen and Jericho crawl, hot tag to Zay! Zay springboards to CROSSBODY! Zay keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges, then DROPKICKS! Bill storms in, but Zay DUMPS him out! Zay then triangle jumps to DROPKICK! That’s Jericho’s move! Zay then kicks and hits a STUNNER! Then a STUNNER for Bill! The fans fire up and Zay runs up to SUNSET BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and shocks Zay! Bryan coaches Jericho, Zay tags Quen. Private Party mugs Jericho, then Quen whips Jericho to a corner. Quen runs up to SPLASH!

Quen brings Jericho around again, SOBAT and SOBAT! Quen runs, but Jericho THROAT CHOPS! Then LIONSAULTS! But onto knees! Quen holds Jericho, Zay uses him as a step to FLY onto Bill! Then Zay hurries back and goes up again! Quen sets Jericho up again, SWANTON BOMB! Quen climbs now, for the 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Quen can’t believe it! Tag back to Zay, but Bill returns! The ref is busy with Bryan, too! Zay springboards, into a BOOT! The Redwood slips away, Bryan hops down, and Jericho covers Zay, TWO?!? Zay survives and the fans fire up!

Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs, drags Zay up, but Zay is dead weight. Jericho KNEES Zay, then KNEES him again. Jericho says if Zay wants to be a threat, he has to fight. So Zay fires off fast hands and CHOSP! Zay whips, Jericho reverses, but Zay KICKS, then RAN- NO! Jericho turns Rana into WALLS OF JERICHO! Zay endures, even as Jericho sits deep! The fans fire up as Zay fights around! Zay reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! Zay lets go in frustration but also exhaustion, so he tags to Bill. Bill storms up but into a mule kick! Zay runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into the BOSS MAN SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Zay survives and Bill is frustrated.

Bill mocks the shots again, gives a thumbs up, then he drags Zay up. But Quen runs in! Bill choke grips Quen, to CHOKE SLAM him onto Zay! Cover, TWO?!?! Zay survives and Bill is surprised! Bill tags Jericho back in, and Jericho climbs. Bill gets Zay up and brings him over, CHOKE- NO, Zay slips free and shoves Bill into Jericho! Jericho lands on his sapling, then Quen DROPKICKS Billy into him! Private Party DOUBLE LARIAT Bill out! Then they get Jericho set up! GIN & JUICE!! CODE BREAKER STYLE!! Quen CLOBBERS Bill, Zay covers, TWO?!?!? Jericho survives and no one can believe it!

The ref defends his count was fair but Zay can’t believe that math. Jericho is up, Zay fires off forearms! “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay fires body “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” then runs to LARIAT! Zay is all fired up and the fans are with him! But Bill returns! Zay LION- NO, Bryan Keith CLOBBERS Zay!! The ref was busy with Bill, he missed that! Jericho drags Zay to a cover, Jericho’s team wins!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Consider this one a 3v2 Handicap Match, because the Bad Apple got involved. And he even goes after Zay now! Quen goes after Bryan, but Bill & Jericho go after Quen, but Samoa Joe’s team runs out there! Joe LOW BLOWS Bill! Shibata and Hook go after Jericho and Bryan, but Jericho gets outta there! The Learning Tree wants nothing to do with this! So Shibata isolates Bryan’s arm, and STOMPS it!! Jericho feels Bryan’s pain, emotionally speaking. Joe gets a mic to say, “HI~, CHRIS~!” But week after week, Jericho has “graced” us with his presence, but Joe and his associates here have been talking. And every idea that falls from Jericho’s tree “absolutely SUCKS!”

The fans cheer but Joe isn’t done. Joe tells Jericho that they come from very different schools of thought. And the best ideas survive the crucible of combat! So that is what Joe suggests! Joe, Hook & Shibata VS Jericho and what’s left of his tree, come Forbidden Door! Will Jericho, Bill & Bryan be able to regroup in the eight days they have? Or will they be turned into the lumber that builds the school of Samoa Joe?


BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

Though Will Ospreay and Swerve Strickland are Forbidden Door opponents, and hardly friends after how personal they’re making things, they must team together against The Gates of Agony! Will Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona crush the champions before they ever reach Long Island?


AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero!

Christopher Daniels promised The Elite that they would face top tier competition for their titles, and he finally realized who would be best for The Rainmaker: the man who mentored him while on excursion in Mexico! Will Okada be able to stay undefeated in AEW when facing one of CMLL’s best? Or will Ultimo Guerrero show him that he still has a lot to learn?

The bell rings and Okada stares Ultimo down. The fans rally up, the two circle, and Ultimo offers a handshake. Okada slaps the hand away, he no longer cares about his former sensei. The two tie up, Ultimo waistlocks, then he SLAMS Okada down. Ultimo facelocks, Okada wrenches out but Ultimo rolls and trips Okada. Ultimo rolls Okada but Okada arm-drags free, and the two stand! The fans fire up as they reset and go again. Ultimo gets his side of the crowd going, but Okada has plenty of fans, too. The two speed things up, Okada drops but Ultimo runs him over! Ultimo whips, Okada ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Ultimo CHOPS!

Ultimo scoops, Okada slips free, but Ultimo LARIATS! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, Ultimo stands first and he brings Okada around. Ultimo puts Okada in a corner to CHOP! Okada sputters, but Ultimo CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Okada drops to a knee, Ultimo brings him up to scoop, and SLAM! The fans fire up, Okada slowly rises, but Ultimo is on him again. Ultimo CHOPS, and CHOPS, then brings Okada around. Ultimo whips Okada to ropes, then LARIATS him down! Ultimo stalks Okada to a corner, KNEES low, then KNEES low again! The ref counts, Ultimo snapmares Okada down then clamps on a chinlock.

The fans rally, Okada endures and fights around, but Ultimo pushes him down to get a leg. STRETCH MUFFLER! Okada endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts in Español, and Ultimo lets go at 4. Ultimo stomps Okada to the corner, lets off again, but Okada powers up to Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECK- NO, Ultimo fights it to an IRON OCTOPUS! Okada hurries to the ROPEBREAK, and Ultimo lets off again. Ultimo whips Okada to a corner, runs in, but Okada pops him up to the Alabama! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Okada scowls and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Okada goes back to Ultimo, drags him up, and CLUBS him. Okada TOSSES Ultimo out, goes out after him, and UPPERCUTS! Ultimo staggers, Okada UPPERCUTS him again, and Ultimo sits in a corner. Okada stands Ultimo up, to SMACK hm off the chair! Okada drags Ultimo up and puts him back in the ring, then takes his time stepping in. Okada brings Ultimo up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ultimo stays in this and Okada is annoyed. Okada paces, drags Ultimo up and DECKS him! Okada looms over Ultimo as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Okada has Ultimo in a corner. Okada brings him up but Ultimo body shots! And CHOPS! Okada knees low, whips, and runs in to BACK ELBO! Okada goes corner to corner, but Ultimo follows to clothesline! Ultimo keeps moving, but then Okada follows! Ultimo dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up, the ref checks, and both men are still in this. Okada sits up first but Ultimo stands first. Ultimo whips, Okada reverses, but Ultimo pops Okada up to the apron! Ultimo sweeps the legs, fires up, and runs side to side to WRECK Okada with a dropkick!

The fans fire up and Ultimo goes out to the apron. Ultimo storms over to Okada, drags him up, and whips him into railing! Then he CHOPS! The fans fire up as Okada reaches out in pain. Ultimo storms up behind Okada, the ring count climbs, but Ultimo POSTS Okada at 7! Ultimo slides into the ring at 8, Okada flounders in after, and Ultimo eggs Okada on. Ultimo fireman’s carries, Okada slips free! Ultimo ELBOWS Okada, runs, but into the DROPKICK! Okada snarls and he drags Ultimo back up. Okada ripcords, but Ultimo ducks the lariat! Ultimo kicks low, runs in, but Okada avoids the splash! Okada fires forearms then goes up!

Okada pulls at Ultimo’s mask! The fans boo the disrespect, but Ultimo hits a RUNNING POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Okada stays in this but Ultimo rises up. Ultimo drags Okada up, puts him up top backwards, then climbs up behind him. Ultimo goes to the very top!? But Okada CLAWS at Ultimo’s face through the mask! Ultimo drops down, Okada climbs off the corner, and Okada ripcords! Ultimo ducks again, rolls Okada up, TWO!! Okada escapes and the fans fire up! Ultimo swings, but Okada gets around, and UNMASKS HIM! Ultimo does his best to cover up, but Okada ripcords! RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (denies Ultimo Guerrero a title opportunity)

Despite how he got the win, Okada grins because for him, a win is a win! Will The Rainmaker be unstoppable now that he does what he wants?


Backstage interview with Top Flight.

Lexy Nair is with Dante, Darius & Action, and she congratulates Dante for making it into the AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match. Now, they wanted this time so what’s on their mind? Dante says the last time he was in a ladder match, he broke his leg. A broken fibula, a dislocated ankle. It took a lot of hard work for Dante to make it back here. He had to relearn how to walk, how to run, how to jump, and how to be himself again. But now, he’s going back in to that environment. A lot of people are saying that’s crazy. But it’ll take a little bit of crazy to become the NEW TNT Champion, so boys, at Forbidden Door, he’ll get some gold to celebrate with.

Lio Rush walks in and he wants to talk about last week. Action says before that, he does want to congratulate Lio Rush on the win last night. Lio appreciates that. And he asks if Darius is cool. Darius nods so Lio takes that. Lio tells Dante that when it came to last week, Lio is a man of his word. He has Dante’s back. Always has, always will. But come Forbidden Door, Lio is in the match, too, and he wants the TNT Championship for himself. Dante says same for him. So then see you there. Darius says they’ll see who the better man is. Top Flight heads out, but will the Bad Child make sure he’s the Man of the Hour in New York?


Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages!

While Christian Cage still wants to be AEW World Champion, he also wants his “sons,” Nick Wayne and Killswitch/Luchasaurus, to succeed, too. So they are going to go after the AEW World Trios Championships as a family, no matter who they have to go through. Killswitchasaurus took out Jacked Jameson, Dirty Bulk Bronson & Beefcake Boulder all by himself, so will it be even easier when Captain Charisma & The Prodigy Son are with him? Or will everyone be sippin’ sauce and livin’ hoss on Saturday night?

Before the match, Jameson has a mic. He tells Christian that he has been a focal point on the biggest shows in wrestling since most of us were little kids. Christian is one of the greatest of all time, and is now better than he’s ever been. However, ever since coming to AEW, Christian’s been acting more like “Low T Loser!” A couple weeks ago, Christian had Killswitch take them out for no reason! Then he’s got that little peeper, Nick Wayne, who looks like Timothée Chalamet but even wimpier! But they ain’t going to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! They’re going to the milk farm in #TIDDYCITY!!

The fans are a little torn about that idea, but then The Patriarchy makes their entrance. But then Christian leaves?! No, he joins commentary! He’s leaving this all up to his “sons!” The teams sort out in this unofficial handicap match, and Luchasaurus starts against Bronson. The fans are on the dinosaur’s side, but Jameson says time to sip some sauce! Bronson grabs the cup and he CHUGS it! Bronson is all fired up, runs up on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Nick wants in, so Luchasaurus tags. Nick swaggers around, toys with Bronson, then taunts Jameson. Nick eggs Bronson on, kicks him around, then KICKS Bronson ont he back!

Nick flexes but Bronson gets up! Bronson is literally twice as big as Nick! Bronson back suplexes, Nick lands out! Nick kicks and runs, but into a back drop! Christian coaches Nick from 30 feet away at the desk but Bronson says it is time for TIDDY! CITY~! Bronson sends Nick right into Boulder’s beefy chest! Nick sputters, Luchasaurus tags in! He CLOBBERS Bronson, BLASTS Boulder & Jameson, then TOSESS Bronson toa  corner! Luchasaurus fires off fast hands, whips corner to corner, then runs up to BOOT Bronson down! Christian says this is the most elite big man in the business. Boulder storms up, he grabs Luchasaurus!

Luchasaurus ELBOWS Boulder, SHOVES him up and out, but Jameson grabs Luchasaurus by the hair! Christian says that’s cheating! Well, he would know… Jameson CLUBS Luchasaurus, goes up, but Luchasaurus garbs him first! To THROW him down onto Boulder! Nick gets in, he gets a boost from Luchasaurus, SUPER PLANCHA onto the Savages! Christian says they are the next Trios Champions and it is not up for debate. Luchasaurus waits on Bronson, Bronson slowly staggers to his feet, and into the choke grip! But Bronson CLUBS at the arm! Bronson breaks free, fires hands over and over, then LARIATS!

Christian is upset but Luchasaurus stays up! Bronson LARIAT, then DISCUS LARIATS! Luchasaurus drops to a knee, Bronson fires back up, “I’M GONNA BUST~!” Bronson runs, but into the choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! And then Nick wants back in! Christian says to do it, so Luchasaurus tags. Luchasaurus gets Bronson up, Christian says now his boys need his help. WAYNE’S WORLD! Christian goes to ringside, and Nick gladly tags his “father” in. Christian then has his “sons” get Bronson up, and he says THEY are the next Trios Champions! KILLSWITCH for Bronson! Cover, Patriarchy wins!

Winners: The Patriarchy, by pinfall

Christian tops it off after his “sons” do the heavy lifting, but a win is a win. Will nothing stop The Patriarchy as they look to reign over AEW together?


Mercedes Mone visited Arena Mexico.

And she told Stephanie Vaquer this is why she’s the CEO. She flew all the way to Mexico just ot make a point. Mone said hola, and then stared Vaquer down. Mone knows Vaquer is NJPW Strong Women’s Champion for now, but that title is hers come Forbidden Door. But then Vaquer told Mone, “You’re in my house now, b*tch! And we speak Spanish here!” So Mone used the internationally understood SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! The fight was on, and Mone snatched both belts! Will Mone prove she is The CEO of the entire world? Or will she find out why Vaquer is La Primera?


Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch!

While Mina Shirakawa is coming for The Leading Lady’s AEW Women’s World Championship and the spotlight, she also wants her Mariah back! Will Storm and Mariah show Mina that their bond is more than just skin deep? Or will they both freeze up facing a LEGIT cool duo?

The teams sort out and Storm starts against Leyla. The fans rally for Storm as she and Leyla circle. They tie up, and Storm powers Leyla back, but Leyla puts Storm in the corner. They go around again, on the mat, then back to their feet. Storm wrenches but Leyla gets around to trip Storm. Leyla pushes Storm to a cover, ONE as Storm bridges. Leyla pushes her down, ONE! Leyla tries again, ONE! Leyla hops on but Storm stays bridged up! They stand, Storm wrenches to a facelock, then tags Mariah. The fans cheer as Storm whips Leyla to ropes, then BOOTS her down! Mariah SHOTGUNS Leyla down, but Leyla scrambles away.

Frost tags in, Mariah and Storm are too busy celebrating together. Frost gets around Mariah, goes to ropes, but Mariah bucks the O’Conner. Frost rolls through, comes back, tilt-o-whirl and sunset flip! TWO, but Mariah SLAPS Frost! Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP! Mariah then scoops for a SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! The fans fire up and Mariah even BLASTS Leyla for good measure! Storm runs in to HIP ATTACK Frost! Storm and Mariah pose together, and Storm cues us to picture in picture.

Storm and Mariah talk but Leyla drags Mariah back in! Frost drags Storm out, the two are separated and Frost fires off on Storm! Leyla throws Mariah down, covers, TWO! Frost CHOPS Storm against barriers! Leyla drags Mariah up to snap suplex! Leyla soaks up the heat, drags Mariah up, then tags in Frost. Leyla snap suplexes again, and Frost STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Frost stays on Mariah and brings her back over, tag to Leyla. They mug Mariah, stomp her down, then Leyla digs her boots in. The ref counts, Leyla lets off, and then she drags Mariah up. Luther rallies the fans while Mariah endures the REAR BEARHUG!

Mariah reaches out while Leyla leans on her. Mariah fights up, reaches for Storm, but Leyla brings her away. Mariah fights with elbows, then runs, but Leyla reels her in! Mariah switches, Leyla switches, but Mariah wrenches to a SAIDO! Mariah and Leyla crawl, hot tag to Storm! Storm rallies on Leyla, BLASTS Frost, and Collision returns to single picture! Storm dodges Leyla, blocks the boots, and DRAPING BACKSTABBERS! The fans fire up and Storm stands Leyla up, for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm stands Leyla up again. Storm reels Leyla in, but Leyla back drops!

Storm sunset flips, but Leyla drops into the ARMBAR!! Storm flails, reaches out, and the fans rally up again! Mariah jumps in to RUNNING KNEE Leyla down! Storm is free, Frost runs up, but into a HEADBUTT! Mariah hurries back and reaches out! Hot tag to Mariah! She drags Leyla to a corner, Frost is in the other. Mariah and Storm say kiss THESE! But then Frost & Leyla dodge! GAMANGIRI for Mariah! Now Mariah and Storm are in corners! Frost hits the CANNONBALL! Leyla adds a SWINGING DROPKICK! Leyla drags Mariah to the drop zone and Frost goes up! Leyla goes after Storm but Storm HEADBUTTS!

Storm shields Mariah from the FROSTBITE!! Frost drags Leyla to cover Mariah, STORM BREAKS IT! The fans fire up, Frost fires off on Storm! Frost bumps Storm off buckles, Leyla gets Mariah up. Leyla ROCKS Mariah, coordinates with Frost, and they whip Storm and Mariah into each other! The two HUG! Then they dodge Leyla & Frost, to DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up as now they DOUBLE HIP ATTACK! Storm gets Leyla for STORM ZERO! Mariah covers, she and Storm win!

Winners: Toni Storm & Mariah May, by pinfall

The mentor and protege embrace as they come out victorious! But with Mina Shirakawa trying to wedge herself between them, will this story have a tragic ending?


Serena Deeb speaks.

“Leading up to Double or Nothing, I was 6-0. Physically, I was unbeatable. Mentally, I was untouchable, unbreakable. And subsequently, I’ve had three of the toughest losses of my career, to some of the best women in this company. And I know how this goes. Sometimes you’re on the up, sometimes you’re on the down. But when you’re on the down, you gotta stop it in its tracks and you gotta lift yourself back up. If there’s anything that my wrestling career has shown, it’s perseverance, it’s redemption, it’s grit. So next week, I will be in Buffalo at Collision, and I am begging anybody to step into my ring, to step into Deeb’s Dojo!

“Because, baby, I’m on the up. And from here, I’m gonna remind everybody, and I’m gonna remind myself, just who the hell I am: The Professor of Professional Wrestling.” Who will accept Deeb’s “pop quiz” next week on Collision?


Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni!

The Bang Bang Gang mocked the misfortune of this malevolent faction, and they are looking to take their anger out on whatever poor souls AEW have found for them. Will LSG & MSG soon RIP at the feet of The Kings of the Black Throne?

The teams sort out, MSG starts against Malakai. They circle, MSG is wary of Brody, but he ties up with Malakai. MSG wrenches, wristlocks, but Malakai rolls, wrenches and cording holds. MSG slips around to wrench back, but Malakai spins to wrench then headlock. MSG powers out but Malakai runs him over! Malakai stands MSG up but MSG ROCKS him with a forearm! MSG winds up, but Malakai blocks the kick to ELBOW him away! Malakai runs up, but into an ELBOW! LSG tags in, but runs into an arm-drag! Malakai clamps onto LSG’s arm, wrenches it, and tags in Brody. The fans bark as Brody CLOBBERS MSG!

LSG arm-drags free of Malakai, then runs up, but Malakai drops down so Brody can CHOP LSG off his feet! LSG sputters, the fans bark for Brody, but MSG is back! Malakai blocks MSG’s superkick to KICK the other leg. Brody and Malakai FOREARM KNEE SMASH COMBO! LSG runs up, but into a POP-UP KNEE COMBO! Then DANTE’S INFERNO!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

The brothers St. Giovanni could not withstand the wrath of the Dark Father and the King of Death, who still have fury burning in their eyes. But as they head up the ramp, Ian Riccaboni is there to interview them. He congratulates them on the win tonight, but he must ask: How does it feel after what happened to Buddy last week? Malakai chuckles, and says what a “human” question. Brody tells Ian that revenge is never a straight line. They feel nothing. Does that mean Buddy doesn’t matter? Or are Malakai & Brody just waiting until the right time to strike?


Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard!

The Alchemist of Lucha Libre warned MJF that at Forbidden Door, he’s going to break off one of MJF’s arms! Will Hechicero use Menard as an example of that? Or will Hechicero have a hard time handling some Daddy Magic?

The bell rings and Menard dodges Hechi to fire off fast hands! Menard whips Hechi to then CLOBBER him! The fans fire up with Menard as he keeps on Hechi, with a LARIAT! “What you got!?” The fans cheer, Menard whips, but Hechi gets under the leap frog to DUMP Menard down! Hechi ELBOW DROPS, then basement DROPKICKS! Menard bails out, shakes out the stars, then slides back in. But Hechi stomps away on Menard, then CHOKES him on ropes! The ref counts, Hechi BITES Menard before letting off. Menard gets up but Hechi CHOPS him! Hechi runs to JUMP KNEE! The fans are torn, but Hechi gets Menard up, for a back drop!

Hechi traps an arm, grabs the other, and DARK SACRIFICE! Menard writhes, staggers around, and Hechi slithers around to make sure MJF knows he is numero uno! Hechi runs up, but Menard dodges! Hechi hits buckles, and Menard fires off shots! Menard whips corner to corner, then runs up to clothesline! Menard climbs, and he rains down fists! The fans fire up and count all the way to TEN! Menard is all fired up, then he hits a CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Hechi stays in this but Menard scowls. Menard runs, but into a CROSSBODY from Hechi! SLEEPER on the ropes! The ref counts, Hechi RAMS Menard down!

Hchi then slingshots to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Hechi waits on Menard, runs and tilt-o-whirls, HEADSCISSOR LEG DROP! Then Hechi rains down shots on Menard’s back, before reeling him into the CRUCIFIX ARMBAR! Menard taps, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by submission

The Gates of Agony storm in to celebrate with Hechi, will the Alchemist of Lucha turn the Wolf of Wrestling into a lap dog? Or will MJF prove that he’s better than even Hechicero, and he knows it?


Jeff Jarrett speaks.

“When I was asked officially about being in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, all the emotion came back. It’s hard for me to imagine it’s been 25 years, but there are so many things that I remember like it was yesterday. In the late 90s, we would become Tag Team Champions, and I kinda look back on those days as the favorite days of my career. His passing in 1999, May 23rd, on the Monday the following day, I made a promise to myself that I would be able to look Oje & Athena in their eyes, and it really meant something. They were little kids when it happened, but to let them know what a great man their father is. I never, ever met anybody like him.”

Jarrett looks back, and he’s since become a 12-time world champion, a two-time Hall of Famer. The Owen Cup means more to him than anything he’s ever done. Toby Keith passed away earlier this year, another good buddy. And as the song says, he ain’t as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was. To get the opportunity to win three matches, then stand in the ring in Owen’s hometown of Calgary, Jarrett is absolutely gonna do it. The Last Outlaw must still wait and see what “wild card” is dealt, but will he make it through no matter what?


AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage!

The Aerial Assassin wants to be the #TwoBeltBruv by taking Swerve’s AEW World Championship, but he also has to defend the belt he has. And while The Machine doesn’t work for The Mogul anymore, he might end up helping him out with this match. Will Ospreay stay golden on the Road to The Forbidden Door? Or will Cage make sure Ospreay’s limping into Long Island?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it’s time to see #WhoBetta!

The bell rings and Cage CLOBBERS Ospreay! Cage fires off in the corner, the fans boo and the ref counts. But then Ospreay turns things around to fire back! Ospreay goes up to rain down fists, but Cage SHOVES him away at 4! Ospreay lands out on his feet, only for Cage to run him over! The fans boo but Cage drags Ospreay up to ROCK him! Ospreay staggers, Cage CHOPS him, but the fans rally for the “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Cage whips, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAN- NO, Cage stops that and TOSSES Ospreay! Then he scoops to do bicep curls, before the FALL AWAY SLAM! Cage flexes but fans boo.

Ospreay grits his teeth as he stands up, and Cage runs in. Ospreay DUMPS Cage out, ROCKS him, then ROCKS him again. Cage shoves Ospreay but Ospreay comes back to BOOT! Cage falls to the floor, the fans fire up with Ospreay, and he PLANCHAS! Down goes Cage and the fans fire up again! Ospreay paces, brings Cage up and into the ring, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Ospreay aims from the apron, springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage stalling suplexes Ospreay, walks around with him, but Ospreay flails. Cage still keeps Ospreay up, to JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO! Cage is annoyed but he brings Ospreay back up. Cage brings Ospreay around, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Cage ROCKS Ospreay, soaks up the heat, then smirks as he drags Ospreay back up. Ospreay fires forearms in return! Cage SOBATS, scoops, and SLAMS, to then drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Cage stays on him. Cage drags Ospreay up, to HEADBUTT him!

Ospreay staggers, Cage bumps him off buckles, but Ospreay kicks low! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Ospreay whips corner to corner, but Cage reverses hard! Ospreay falls back, Cage dusts himself off, and then Cage asks, “Who betta?!” Cage looms over Ospreay, gives him clubbing crossface forearms from both sides, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Cage has Ospreay in a BEARHUG! Ospreay endures, the fans rally, and Ospreay throws elbows! Ospreay BELL CLAPS and Cage lets him go! Cage still knees low, CLUBS Ospreay, then shouts, “Who betta than Cage, huh?!” Cage runs but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Cage staggers to a corner and the fans fire back up! Daniel Garcia is watching, as he still wants a shot at the International Championship. Ospreay runs corner to corner to BOOT Cage! Ospreay pushes Cage out, goes to the apron and springboards in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Ospreay is annoyed but he just brings Cage up.

Ospreay reels Cage in but Cage resists the lift. The fans rally as Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And then winds up to CHOP! Ospreay reels Cage in again, but Cage back drops free! Cage goes corner to corner to UPPERCUT, GAMANGIRI, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay has a rough landing and the ref checks him, but he seems okay to continue. Cage goes to the corner, and he deadlift SUPERLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay toughs it out and Cage grows frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay but Cage reels him in. Cage puts one out, lifts Ospreay up, but Ospreay RANAS Cage into the buckles!

Ospreay hurries up top now, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! The fans fire up and Ospreay prepares his elbow pad. Cage stirs, Ospreay goes to a corner and the fans are thunderous! HIDDEN- NO, Cage fireman’s carries first! But Ospreay fights around, sunset flips, but Cage stays up to YANK Ospreay up! But Ospreay gets around, full nelsons, only for Cage to ELBOW free. Ospreay HOOK KICKS back! Ospreay springboards, OSC- DROPKICK from Cage!! The fans boo, but Cage aims and spins, but Ospreay slips through the lariat! And he gets Cage up, SITOUT BOMB! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous!

Ospreay and Cage stir, a standing count begins, and the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10 but Ospreay sits up first. Cage follows, and Ospreay stands at 7. Ospreay brings Cage around to fire a forearm! And then another forearm! And then another! Cage ROCKS Ospreay back! Cage stalks Ospreay, hauls him up to a fireman’s carry, and F5!! Cover, TWO!! Cage is losing his cool and he argues with the ref but the count was still two! Cage seethes, and Collision goes picture in picture again.

Ospreay stirs while Cage paces around him. Cage slashes his throat, brings Ospreay back up, and he SLAPS Ospreay! Ospreay wobbles, Cage SLAPS him again! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, ROCKS him again, and again! Cage ROCKS Ospreay right back! Ospreay staggers around, finds his way back, and he fires more forearms on Cage! So Cage DECKS Ospreay! Cage eggs Ospreay on, and Ospreay rises to fire another flurry! Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, and Ospreay leans against Cage. Cage pushes Ospreay down, talks trash, then stands on Ospreay’s back! Cage flexes, soaks up the heat, but Ospreay pushes up off the mat!

Cage STOMPS Ospreay down! Cage runs, but Ospreay avoids the elbow drop! Cage staggers back over, brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay fires forearms! Cage ROCKS Ospreay but Ospreay just fires up! Ospreay fires another flurry, Cage ROCKS him again, but Ospreay ROARS! Ospreay fires shot after shot but Cage ROCKS him one more time! Ospreay goes to a corner, Cage brings him around and reels him in. Suplex, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks, Cage switches, but Ospreay ELBOWS free. Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, but Ospreay headbutts buckles to fire himself up! The fans are thunderous as Collision returns to single picture!

Ospreay eggs Cage on, then blocks a shot to fire KAWADA KICKS! Cage JUMP KNEES! DISCUS- SUPERKICK! Cage stills wings, Ospreay swats the lariat to HOOK KICK! Cage still LARIATS through!! Cage gets Ospreay up, lifts, POWERBOMB! Deadlift, SPINNING SITOUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Cage seethes and pounds the mat in frustration but the fans are behind Ospreay. Cage drags Ospreay up, fireman’s carries again, but Ospreay fires elbows! Ospreay pops up to spin and RAN- NO! Cage blocks that again! Cage brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay slips into a DDT!

Cage staggers, Ospreay whips, but Cage reverses! Ospreay handsprings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay springs right up to HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives and shocks Ospreay! Ospreay just fires himself back up and the fans rally as hard as they can! Ospreay gets Cage up, reels him in, and underhooks those big meaty arms! But Cage fights with those arms to RAM Ospreay into a corner! Cage goes corner to corner, but Ospraey BOOTS him! Ospreay goes up but Cage GAMANGIRIS! Right in the mouth! Cage goes up, but Ospreay slips under and tucks Cage in! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Cage wobbles, Ospreay puts him back up! Ospreay goes up TO SUPER- NO, Cage slips free! So Ospreay GAMANGIRIS back! Ospreay goes up but Cage scoop him! SUPER SPINNING POWERSLAM!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now Ospreay shocks Cage! The fans are electric for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Ospreay rises, Cage runs in, and he CLOTHESLINES Ospreay in that corner! Ospreay’s momentum puts him up top! Cage goes up after Ospreay, fireman’s carries, but Ospreay pops up to SUPER STEINER!! The fans are electric again, for the OS- NO!! Cage stuffs that to ripcord and HAYMAKER!

Cage vows to end this! Suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets moving, OSCUTTER!!! Cover, TWO!??!? Ospreay throws his elbow pad away, he means business this time! HIDDEN BLADE!!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

The Machine proved he can get his stuff in, and that he can take one of the best to the limit, but that is where Cage hits his limit! Ospreay is rolling into Dynamite next week, where he will have no choice but to team with The Realest to take on some common enemies. Will Will Ospreay & Swerve Strickland make it through The Gates of Agony? Or will neither of them make it to The Forbidden Door?

My Thoughts:

A great Collision, though stocked full of more action than I expected. Thankfully, it was less talky than usual, and what promos we got were fairly efficient. Well, I feel like there was a touch of redundancy to Lio interacting with Top Flight when we got that moment on Rampage. I guess AEW is worried not enough people are watching Rampage. Deeb sending out an Open Challenge for the Collision go-home next week was good, I’m sure we’ll get a great match of her and a visiting CMLL or Stardom talent. And after Jarrett’s very moving promo, I actually want to see him make it to the finals. I don’t see him winning the whole thing with Pac AND Bryan Danielson on the other side of the bracket, but for the sake of honoring Owen Hart’s memory, Jarrett at least has to get past the wild card.

Storm & Mariah VS Leyla & Frost was a good tune-up match for the Six Woman Tag set for Dynamite, but as such, The Outcasts likely win. As I said on Wednesday, if Mariah is going to beat Saraya in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, she’ll have to lose out on Dynamite because that’s how the math works. Hechicero of course beat Daddy Magic, but that’s because MJF is going to win at Forbidden Door. And then of course The House of Black beat the St. Giovanni brothers. Their dismissive nature towards the interview was an interesting one, but I would think they will get their revenge on The Patriarchy soon enough.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang that helped feed into the various stories. The Patriarchy of course beat The Iron Savages, but Christian avoided doing work in an even more obnoxious way than I expected. I still think Pac should work with Malakai & Brody in an attempt to get revenge on The Bang Bang Gang together, but I guess that depends on if Pac goes to the Owen Hart Cup finals or not. Oddly, I’d love if The Bang Bang Gang did face The Patriarchy for some rare Heels VS Heels shenanigans. Christian will try to cheat at the same time Bang Bang Gang tries to cheat so it comes down to who can cheat better.

Though going by the other tag matches, the Joe-Hook-Shibata trio is a great team, and they naturally made quick work of The Premier Athletes. Then they logically went after Jericho’s group after that great match with Private Party. Jericho likely will still owe Hook an FTW Championship match, but it’d also be great if Joe-Hook-Shibata got their shot at the trios titles. We’d get some awesome promos between them and the Bang Bang Gang, as well as some fresh showdowns. And really good match of Okada and Ultimo Guerrero. It was a little sluggish, but I suppose between Ultimo and Okada needing to get a rhythm, and Ultimo being 52, it was still very solid stuff. But Okada winning was fine, it leaves him available for a different match-up for Forbidden Door weekend.

And just an awesome International Championship match for the main event. I did not think Cage was going to get as much offense in as he did, but I appreciate that they let him. Cage needs to be seen as a threat on some level so pushing Ospreay like this was a good way to do it. But of course Ospreay wins, because they’re continuing to tease Garcia VS Ospreay.

My Score: 8.9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (6/21/24)

Willow Nightingale is on a Rampage!



Will the Babe with the Power pass the test?

In pursuit of going back to back in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, Willow Nightingale goes on a Rampage against The Professor of Pro-Wrestling, Serena Deeb!


  • Private Party VS Komander & Metalik w/ Alex Abrahantes; Private Party wins.
  • Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Turbo Floyd; Fenix wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lio Rush VS Action Andretti; Lio wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Shingo Takagi VS AR Fox; Takagi wins.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Willow Nightingale VS Serena Deeb; Willow wins and advances.


Private Party VS Komander & Metalik w/ Alex Abrahantes!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy know The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho, will be watching this match, given what’s already on tap for Collision tomorrow night. But will Quen & Zay be more than ready to enter the “Jericho Vortex?” Or will the Commander of the Skies and the King of the Ropes make the fiesta take a siesta?

The teams sort out, Brother Zay starts against the AAA World Cruiserweight Champion, and Fairfax is all fired up for Private Party. Komander and Kassidy circle, tie up, and Kassidy headlocks. The fans rally, Komander powers up and out, drops down, then hurdles. Zay leaps over, comes back, but Komander sidesteps. Zay turns hip toss into arm-drag and the fans fire up! Zay runs up, but Komander BOOTS him! Komander goes up and leaps to RANA! Zay stagger sup, Komander runs and tilt-o-whirl arm-drags! Then DROPKICKS! The fans fire up with Komander and he drags Zay over. Tag to Metalik and they double whip.

Metalik & Komander double HIP TOSS, then they double BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Metalik clamps onto Zay but Zay fights up. Zay throws body shots, powers out and headlocks in return. Metalik throws body shots, powers up and out, but Quen tags in as Zay goes up and over! Zay runs up, Metalik throws him up and out but Quen is there for some SILLY STRING! The fans fire up, Quen hurries to cover, TWO! Metalik toughs it out but Quen stomps him around. Quen drags Metalik up to whip him to ropes, then he DROPKICKS Metalik down! The fans fire up, Quen drags Metalik up, and he scoops to SLAM!

Quen does a cocky cover a la Jericho, TWO! Quen says that’s for The Learning Tree. Quen drags Metalik up, fires forearms, then tags Zay. The fans rally, Private Party double whips but Metalik handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! All three men are down and the fans rally again. Metalik crawls, hot tag to Komander! Komander springboards in to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! The fans fire up as Komander knuckle locks Zay, kicks Quen, then knuckle locks Quen, too. Komander goes to the ropes, goes up and up and ARABIAN PRESS DOUBLE ARM-DRAGS! The fans fire up as Private Party staggers up!

Komander runs up, tilt-o-whirls on Zay so he can RANA Quen! Zay hurries up, Komander blocks a shot to give knees. Komander CHOPS, runs, tiger feints and somersaults, to then swing and RANA Zay! The fans fire up and Komander goes to the apron. Metalik runs up, Komander holds the ropes down so Metalik can FLY! Direct hit on Private Party but now Komander loads up! A salute and a TOP ROPE SKY TWISTER!! Direct hit and everyone is down! The fans fire up again and Komander realizes he took out Metalik, too. Komander high-fives with the fans, then he gets Zay up and in. Komander hurries in to cover, TWO!

The fans rally up for both sides and Komander watches Zay stir, but Rampage goes picture in picture.

Komander CLUBS Zay, then brings him up to whip to a corner. Komander runs in to UPPERCUT and Zay falls over. Zay crawls but Komander CLUBS him down. Komander gator rolls Zay from his corner to tag in Metalik. Metalik CLUBS Zay, CHOPS him, but Zay CHOPS back! Metalik CHOPS Zay down, then stomps away! The ref counts, Metalik lets off, and then he digs his boots in on Zay’s neck. The ref reprimands and counts, Metalik lets off again, only to stomp Zay some more. Metalik drags Zay up, wrenches an arm and wristlocks, then tags Komander. Komander springboards to AX HANDLE the arm!

Rampage returns to single picture as the fans rally for Private Party. The luchadores keep Zay isolated, then Metalik whips him to his corner! Zay stops to go after Metalik!? And he TOSSES Metalik out! Komander tags in, but Zay hits a SPINEBUSTER! Zay and Komander are down and now Zay has to crawl to his corner! The fans rally, but Metalik gets in to get Zay’s legs. Zay rolls to throw Metalik away, then he dodges to hot tag! Quen rallies on Metalik with forearms and elbows, then ducks to PELE! Koander returns but gets a BOOT! Quen puts Metalik up top, ROCKS him with haymakers, but Komander runs up.

Quen ELBOWS Komander, goes up and QUEBRADAS! Then Quen goes back up after Metalik, to SUPERPLEX! Quen shakes it off and goes up the corner. 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Komander breaks it! Komander whips but Quen reverses and TOSSES Komander out hard! But Metalik SUPERKICKS! And SLING-DOGS! Then Metalik goes up and around the ropes to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, Zay breaks it! Zay helps Quen to their corner and tags in. The fans rally up as Zay gets Metalik up. Metalik fires forearms but Zay fires back! The fans rally, Zay gets the edge and just hammers away! Metalik drops to his knees but Zay CLUBS away!

Zay runs, but Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up as both men crawl for their corners. Wait, Komander and Quen each climb up! They both SHOOTING STAR, but Metalik and Zay both move! Komander and Quen manage to land out, then Komander takes a swing! Quen ducks, and he shoves Komander into Zay’s BOOT! Quen hops up to POISON-RANA! Komander staggers out of the ring, Zay runs corner to corner at Metalik! Metalik BOOTS Zay, but Quen lets Zay roll off his back! Metalik goes up, Quen jumps up to get him! GIN & JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Fairfax cheers as Quen & Zay now have the momentum! But wait, here comes The Learning Tree to steal the spotlight. Jericho waves to the crowd while Big Bill applauds. But wait! Zay & Quen run up to fight! But that’s 3v2 because Bryan Keith is also there! Quen gets beat down but Zay holds his own, and then security runs out here! Somehow, the two sides are pulled apart, but they’re headed for a Collision! Will Private Party teach The Learning Tree not to look down on them?


AEW takes a closer look at Ultimo Guerrero.

Excalibur narrates that as “one of the fiercest luchadores Mexico’s ever produced, Ultimo Guerrero is among the most highly decorated athletes to compete in CMLL’s 90 year history.” A SIX-TIME CMLL World Tag Team Champion, a FIVE-TIME CMLL World Trios Champion, and a TWO-TIME CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, Ultimo Guerrero now has his eyes set on Kazuchika Okada and the AEW Continental Championship. Ultimo was Okada’s mentor while on excursion in Mexico, and has watched The Rainmaker’s rise ever since. Will Okada withstand the challenge of his former mentor? Or will Ultimo have a golden ticket in time for the Forbidden Door?


Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Turbo Floyd w/ Truth Magnum!

The Immortal Firebird will be in the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament this year, preparing to battle The Switchblade, Jay White next Wednesday. However, he does need to stay hot, so will he be all warmed up after tonight? Or will this Outrunner look to be more than just a tune-up?

The bell rings and the fans rally up behind Fenix. Fenix and Turbo circle, tie up, and then Turbo shoves Fenix. Fenix runs up, they RAM shoulders, but Turbo flexes as he stays standing. So Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Fenix BODY BLOWS, fires up, then runs, only for Turbo to run him over! Turbo runs to drop the BIG elbow! Cover, ONE!! Fenix is tougher than that but Turbo keeps cool. Turbo ROCKS Fenix, runs up, but into a BOOT! Fenix then dodges Turbo, brings him around and goes up, up and CROSSBODIES! Fairfax fires up with Fenix and he goes back up, to tightrope PENALTY KICK! Fenix goes to the corner, FROG SPLASH! Cover, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall

Well, that was certainly fast! Maybe Fenix should be called “Turbo.” Penta & Abrahantes celebrate with Fenix, will there be #CeroMiedo in the Owen Hart Cup? Or will Jay White force even Fenix to Breathe With The Switchblade?


AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lio Rush VS Action Andretti!

Turns out that The Bad Child and the Sight to See have known each other a long time, but friendship only goes so far when there’s gold on the line. Will Lio make sure he’s the Man of the Hour tonight? Or will Andretti get in on the action in Long Island?

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two circle. The fans are on Lio’s side but Action doesn’t sweat it. They shake hands to show there is sportsmanship, then things speed up! Action drops down but Lio gator rolls that, only for Action to slip around to a waistlock. Lio slips under to waistlock then spin, but Action reverses the whip. Lio reverses, Action reverses, repeat, but Lio springboards to RANA, only for Action to handspring through! The fans fire up for this exchange, and Lio says alright. They talk a little smack, then things speed up again. Action follows Lio, even as he turns the corner on a dime!

Lio ducks the lariat, baits Action in then throws him out! Lio builds speed but Action moves aside. Lio stops himself, bails  out, but Action sees him, too! They meet at the steps, backflip away, and then both slide in! The fans cheer again, and the two reset. They go again, hook arms, use that to redirect, then they redirect again, to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lio and Action are definitely likeminded as they go to ropes, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Action and Lio rise up, storm over, and Action facelocks to suplex. Lio slips out to shove, then he ELBOWS Action down! Lio hurries to cover, ONE!! Lio keeps Action down with a chinlock but Action endures the grind. Action fights up, but Lio shifts around to become a backpack! Action still stands up, but Lio sends him into a corner! Lio clotheslines, then short arm LARIATS! The fans rally while Action checks his jaw. Lio gets him right up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Action pushes Lio away, so Lio KICKS him down! Lio eggs Action on, gets him up, and shoves him to a corner to stomp low. Lio fires hands, then lets off as the ref counts.

Lio brings Action up, whips him corner to corner, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Action runs up, Lio slips around then snapmares to UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Action is still in this but Lio stays on him with another chinlock. Lio body scissors Action to keep him down, but Action endures as Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Lio brings Action up. Action fires body shots, then forearms. Action whips, Lio reverses then runs up, but into a BOOT! Lio comes back, Action dodges him, then DECKS him! Action DECKS Lio again, wrenches and ROCKS him! Action fireman’s carries, but Lio grabs the ropes! Action puts Lio on the apron but Lio ROCKS Action back! Action BOOTS Lio to the floor! Lio stands up, Action slingshots to ARABIAN PRESS! Down goes Lio again and Action hurries to put him in the ring! Action springboards to 450 but he has to roll through as Lio moves! Lio kicks the legs out, Action ducks the heel kick to return the favor!

Action CHOPS, BUZZSAWS, then deadlifts Lio into a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Lio survives and Action grows frustrated. Action stalks Lio but the fans rally up behind the Bad Child. Action torture racks Lio, pops him up, but Lio arm-drags free! Lio then bobs ‘n’ weaves, fires off fast hands and ROCKS Action! Lio runs, but Action is up, SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Lio survives and Action grows frustrated again. The fans rally, Action considers his options. Action puts Lio in the drop zone, goes up and up and SPLIT- NO, Lio dodges the moonsault, roll up and SPIN KICK! The fans fire up and Lio says it’s time!

Lio runs to springboard, RUSH HOUR! Action falls back, Lio hurries up top! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, Lio wins!

Winner: Lio Rush, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, Lio is headed for Long Island! Will Lio make sure it’s his time in that TNT Championship Ladder Match? Top Flight heads out here to check on Action, but then they stonewall Lio. Lio pushes past them to help his old pal to his feet. The fans cheer the sportsmanship, and Lio offers a handshake. Action looks to his teammates, but he still shakes Lio’s hand. Lio offers, he gets more a low-five out of Darius, but a full handshake from Dante. Dante and Lio will both be in that ladder match, will friendship again be out the window when only one man can be the Face of TNT?


Shingo Takagi VS AR Fox!

Speaking of the Forbidden Door, NJPW’s Rampaging Dragon is going to show up in Long Island for a fight with the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson! Not only that, but that match will be part of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup tournament! Will Takagi prove it’s his time, no matter where he wrestles? Or will he have a hard time with the Whole Fox’n Show?

Wait! Fox attacks before the bell! He won’t be a “tune-up” like Turbo was with Fenix! Fox CLUBS away but Takagi KNEES, HEADBUTTS and CHOPS! Takagi runs, but into a CALF KICK! The fans fire up with Fox as Takagi bails out, but then Takagi steps back. Fox stops his plancha to land on the apron, but Takagi goes for a leg. Fox mule kicks free, then uses the corner to QUEBRADA! Direct hit and the fans fire up with Fox! Fox drags Takagi up, puts him in, and then climbs up a corner, to SWANTON BOMB! And long range at that! Cover, TWO! Takagi is tougher than that but Fox has the fans rallying up.

Fox brings Takagi up, CLUBS him, then kicks him. Takagi eggs Fox on so Fox runs, into the ELBOW! JAB! YUKON LARIAT! The fans fire up for that display of power! Takagi drags Fox up, reels him in, but Fox fights the suplex, so Takagi hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans duel, but Takagi sits Fox up for some HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Takagi runs to SLIDING- NO, Fox dodges the lariat to kip up, SUPERKICK, and BUZZSAW! But Takagi ducks the second superkick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up and up and 450 SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Takagi survives the speed blitz and that shocks Fox!

The fans rally up but Fox brings Takagi up. Fox fires forearms, hoists Takagi up top, then gest space. Fox runs back in, goes up, but Takagi holds onto the top ropes to stifle the Arabian Press Fly! Fox flounders back up, the fans fire up, and Takagi pumps up! PUMPING BOMBER! Takagi drags Fox back up, pump handles and torture racks, but Fox sunset flips it! TWO!! Takagi escapes, Fox goes Matrix to avoid the Pumping Bomber, but Takagi ducks the Pele! Takagi shoves, to POP-UP DEATH VALLEY! The fans fire up as Takagi gets moving, PUMPING BOMBER!! Takagi shouts “OI! OI! OI!” and Fairfax joins in!

Takagi drags Fox up, pump handles, torture racks, and LAST OF THE DRAGONS!! Cover, Takagi wins!

Winner: Shingo Takagi, by pinfall

Fox put up a fight but Takagi is a former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion for a reason. But wait, here comes Bryan Danielson! Fairfax chants “YES! YES! YES!” as Bryan applauds for Takagi. Dragon meets dragon, and we only have 9 days until these two have it out. Bryan offers a handshake, the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” so Takagi nods and SLAPS the hand away. The fans boo but Takagi pushes past Bryan to take his leave. Takagi says it’s still his time, but will he have to prove it in Long Island? Or will Bryan kick Takagi right back out the Forbidden Door as he moves forward in the Owen Hart Cup?


2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Willow Nightingale VS Serena Deeb!

The Babe with the Power won the entire tournament last year, and even won titles between then and now, but she’s also lost between then and now. However, there’s motivation beyond repeating as the Queen of Harts here, because former friend Kris Statlander is waiting in the semifinals for the winner of this match. Will Willow pass the Professor of Pro-Wrestling’s test to take on The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor? Or will there be no mercy in Deeb’s Dojo?

The bell rings, Willow offers a handshake, and Deeb accepts. The fans cheer the sportsmanship, then they rally up for “DEEB! DEEB! DEEB!” as the hometown hero. Deeb nods, but Willow brushes that off. The two tie up, Willow wrenches an arm, then wristlocks. Deeb rolls forward, rolls back, reaches over and wrenches to wristlock Willow. The fans duel now as the Willow fans fire up. Willow feels her way through the wristlock to then get around and waistlock. Willow SLAMS Deeb down, holds on, but Deeb moves around. Deeb pops the hold open to hammerlock then headlock, then spin and hammerlock again.

Deeb hits another headlock, another spin, and another headlock. Deeb keeps the pattern going to disorient Willow, but Willow powers out. They RAM shoulders, and Willow says, “Ooh~, okay.” Deeb runs, RAMS Willow, but Willow still doesn’t budge. Deeb runs again but Willow follows to then run Deeb over! The fans are torn but Willow scoops and SLAMS! Willow runs then SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Willow keeps cool and she brings Deeb up to suplex. Willow holds Deeb up, then SLAMS her down! The fans fire up more and Willow goes up a corner. Deeb stands, but she avoids the missile dropkick!

Deeb grabs a leg, turns Willow over, HALF CRAB! But Willow gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deeb lets go, and Willow goes to the apron. Deeb storms up but Willow ROCKS her first! Willow steps in but Deeb gets the leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb runs to BLAST Willow down! Deeb then hurries out to get Willow up, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT to the floor! The fans fire up for Deeb while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Deeb drags Willow up, puts her in the ring, then drags Willow up for another TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Deeb drags her back up. Deeb ripcords to ELBOW, then wrenches the arm to wrap Willow up in the IRON OCTOPUS! Willow endures, marches her way forward, but Deeb bends the fingers! Willow still endures, still fights her way over, and her free arm gets the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go, Willow goes to a corner, and Deeb storms over. Deeb wrenches and whips, but Willow reverses! Willow runs up, blocks a boot, but Deeb reels her in to KICK! Deeb goes to the apron, brings Willow into the ropes, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS!

Deeb hears the fans, then she storms in after Willow. Deeb sits Willow up but Willow throws body shots in return! Willow stands to CHOP, then CHOP again! Deeb staggers, Willow ROCKS her with a forearm! Willow CLUBS away in the corner, then stomps a mudhole in. Deeb turns things around then CHOPS Willow in the corner! Willow staggers away but Deeb puts her in another corner, for another CHOP! Deeb UPPERCUTS Willow, reels her in, but Willow fights the lift to back drop free! Deeb writhes, Willow hobbles to a corner, but Deeb hurries up. Deeb whips, but Willow cartwheels and ENZIGIRIS!

Both women are down, but Deeb shakes out her arms. Willow crawls her way to ropes, Deeb stands, and Rampage returns to single picture. Willow runs Deeb over, then runs her over again! And again! Willow is fired up and the fans are with her now as she runs to back body block in a corner! Willow clotheslines, snapmares, BOOTS, and then fires up! The fans cheer as Willow whips and SPINEBUSTERS! High stack, TWO! Deeb survives and Willow is frustrated, but Willow gets Deeb up. Willow whips, Deeb KICKS back! Deeb wrenches, hooks Willow up again, IRON OCTOPUS! But Willow powers out, right into an AIR RAID CRASH!

The fans fire up, Willow gets Deeb up and gut wrenches, but Deeb grabs a leg! Deeb CLUBS that leg, trips Willow, and turns her into the HALF CRAB! Willow endures, even as Deeb sits deep! The fans duel, Willow crawls, then runs over. Willow kicks and kicks and kicks free, then brings Deeb around! Fireman’s carry, but Deeb fights free! Deeb wants the full nelson but Willow elbows free! Deeb shoves Willow to SNAP GERMAN! Willow staggers up, Deeb hammerlocks and PEPSI TWISTS! Cover, TWO! Willow survives and the fans fire up! Deeb is frustrated, but she refocuses and goes to a corner. The fans are torn as Deeb climbs up top.

“This is Awesome!” as Willow ROCKS Deeb first! Willow climbs, CLUBS Deeb, then brings her to the very top! SUPERPLEX! And a stiff one! Both women are down but the fans are all fired up! A standing count starts as both women stir. Willow rises at 5 of 10, and she finds Deeb. Willow stands Deeb up to ROCK her! Deeb UPPERCUTS back! Willow CHOPS, Deeb CHOPS, repeat! Deeb UPPERCUTS, Willow huffs ‘n’ puffs and ROCKS Deeb! Deeb rebounds to LARIAT, but Willow rebounds to LARIAT!! Deeb is down and Willow hurries to cover, TWO!! Deeb survives but Willow just powers up!

Deeb is in a corner, Willow goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Deeb hurries to reel Willow in and tuck the arms! DEEB-TOX!! Cover, TWO?!? Willow survives but Deeb doesn’t hesitate! Deeb SMASHES the knee into the mat again and again! Deeb then steps over, but Willow kicks her away! Willow fireman’s carries, but the leg buckles! Deeb slips down, UPPERCUTS, and then UPPERCUTS again! Deeb runs, but Willow goes the other way! POOOUNCE~!! PERIOD! The fans are thunderous as Willow gut wrenches, BABE WITH THE POWER BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!

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

Willow passes the Professor’s test, and now she’s not only one step closer to repeat Owen Hart Cup finals, she’s going to get her grudge match with Kris Statlander! Will Willow also get her revenge? Or will Kris add to the list of things she’s done to ruin Willow’s life?

My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage, and they’re really stuffing these episodes lately. For one, two good tune-up matches. Fenix of course beats Turbo Floyd easy, and we get a great match out of Takagi VS Fox. But again, of course Takagi won so he has momentum, and I figured Bryan would show up. Bryan will surely have his own great tune-up match as part of a Forbidden Door go-home episode, and then we’ll get an awesome match out of Bryan VS Takagi in the Owen Hart Cup. Great opening tag match from Private Party with Metalik & Komander, and while Metalik & Komander are great, Private Party gets the momentum going into their match tomorrow night on Collision.

As such, of course Jericho and team show up, but the brawl was a bit of a surprise. Chances are that means Jericho & Bill win with help from “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith. Great TNT Championship qualifier from Lio and Action, and I like this tension they’ve kept between Lio and Top Flight. Given how AEW handles contracts and departures, there really never was closure behind Lio leaving AEW for NJPW, and then that means there was no explanation why Lio left Dante high and dry and that has to be the kayfabe by default, but at least they’re making up for it now. Lio and Dante interacting will be a great part of the ladder match in itself, but I’m still leaning towards Jack Perry winning the title.

And great main event from Willow and Deeb. Deeb is great, she deserves something, but sadly there are a lot of other great wrestlers in the AEW Women’s Division. And with story taking precedence, of course Willow won here. Willow VS Kris will be great, and could go either way. However, also because of story, Mariah May is surely going to win this tournament so she can take on Toni Storm for the Women’s World Championship. Plus, Kris and Willow can feud through the summer, escalating things to something really wild to then give the winner of that momentum going towards the world title, perhaps in time for All Out.

My Score: 8.8/10

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