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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/22/20)

SATURDAY Night Dynamite!

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

AEW is on S-A, T-U-R, D-A-Y, NIGHT!

Don’t worry, you haven’t lost track of time! AEW Dynamite is on a Saturday and is going the extra mile! Who will win the Women’s Tag Team Tournament Finals and take the cup?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Private Party; FTR wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers VS The Natural Nightmares & Jurassic Express; The Natural Nightmares & Jurassic Express win.
  • Six Man Tag: The Elite VS The Dark Order’s Numbers 3, 4 and 5; The Elite wins.
  • Darby Allin VS Will Hobbs; Allin wins.
  • AEW Women’s Tag Team Tournament Finals: The Nightmare Sisters VS Ivelisse & Diamante; Ivelisse & Diamante win the inaugural AEW Women’s Tag Cup.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Brodie Lee; Brodie wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Private Party!

AEW was just waiting for the NBA to wrap it up before lighting the fuse! Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood really turned the locker room against them when they went after the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, except for Tully! Will Tully guide FTR to victory like he does Shawn Spears? Or will Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy get even on behalf of the living legends?

Cash and Quen start with the bell and tie up with knuckle locks. Cash tries to bring Quen over, manages to tag in Dax, but Quen gets away and Kassidy backs him up! The ref keeps things from getting out of hand and the teams go back to their corners. Tully gives FTR some tips before Dax and Quen circle. The crowd is on Private Party’s side but Dax gets the headlock. Dax grinds hard, Quen fights up and out, but Dax comes back to run him over. Things keep moving, Quen hurdles but Dax counters the hip toss with a hip toss. Quen boots him away then gets up to arm-drag Dax around! Dropkick! Cash runs in but gets a dropkick! Kassidy comes in, DOUBLE dropkicks!

The crowd fires up as FTR bails out to regroup with Tully. Tully cools FTR down as Quen waits. Cash wants the ref to see him use the tag rope as he tags Dax, but Dax is outside the ring! That’s not a legal tag! Quen goes after Dax, wrenches, but Dax rakes eyes! For a team that likes to #FollowTheRules, they love to bend those rules and find loopholes. Dax kicks Quen in the head then brings him to tag Cash. Quen gets fed to Cash’s knees! Cash toys with Quen, drags him up and around and throws a STIFF European Uppercut. Csah scoops and slams then tags Dax. Dax drops an elbow but misses! Quen wrenches, brings Dax over, tags Kassidy, and Kassidy kicks the arm! Kassidy wrenches, brings Dax around and tags Quen. Quen leap frogs to jam the arm!

Quen wrenches Dax and keeps him from Cash to tag Isiah back in. Kassidy climbs to drop an ax handle on the arm! Kassidy blows a kiss to Cash but Dax gets Kassidy’s arm. Kassidy wrenches Dax to shoulder breaker, then he tags Quen. Kassidy whips Dax, Cash misses the tag, atomic drop to enziguri for Dax! Then the sweep, and “SAY CHEESE!” Double stomps! The crowd is fired up as Quen covers, TWO! Quen hammerlocks Dax, Dax fights his way up but Quen spins Dax around. Dax pulls Quen to the corner but Quen fights FTR off! Quen elbows Cash down and then forearms Dax out of the ring! Quen wants to go out after Dax but the ref has him stay back. Quen still goes out the side and Dax says to leave him alone.

Dax goes around the way, slides in but Quen pursues. Cash tags in but Quen is ready for the sneak attack! Quen decks Cash but Dax tackles Quen and whips. Quen hops over but runs into a unique double clothesline! The ref reprimands but Cash blows a kiss back at Kassidy before he basement dropkicks Quen! Cash drags Quen up to CHOP! Quen gets some air but he uses that to his advantage and kicks back. Cash keeps on Quen and chokes him on the ropes! The ref counts, Cash lets up at 4 and Quen sputters. Dax pokes at Quen but the ref sees him. Dax stays back, Cash drags Quen up and bumps Quen off buckles. Tag to Dax and FTR whip to drop toehold and elbow drop!

The crowd boos Dax as he scrapes Quen with his laces. Dax grinds Quen’s face on the ropes! The ref counts, Dax stops at 4, but he drags Quen back up to bump off buckles. CHOP! Dax drags Quen back up but has to keep him from Kassidy. Dax fish hooks Quen’s face then elbows him down! The ref reprimands but Dax just sneers. Dax drags Quen over and pulls him against the ropes! The ref counts, Dax pushes Quen down at 4, and then brings Quen back around to snapmare and wrap on a chinlock. Dax leans on Quen as he squeezes tight, but the crowd rallies up. Quen fights up, reaches, but Quen arm-drags free! Dax brings Quen around, Quen throws forearms and reaches, but Dax holds on.

Both men reach for their tag partners, Dax reels Quen in for a scoop but Quen slips out! Quen ducks, sleeper holds Dax, but Cash tags in! Cash sunset flips and Dax LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Cash keeps his cool as he kicks Quen toyingly. The crowd rallies, Cash wraps on another chinlock and thrashes Quen around. Cash puts as much weight as he can on Quen’s head but Quen endures. Quen fights up as the crowd rallies. Quen slips around and back suplexes Cash down! Both men crawl for their corners, tag to Dax! Dax intercepts Quen and brings him away to throw him out of the ring! Tag to Cash and Cash LEAPS, but he only gets railing as Quen moves! Quen gets back in the ring, Cash gets in to tag Dax, but Kassidy gets the tag, too!

Kassidy rallies on Dax with big clotheslines! Cash gets one, too! Kassidy fires off forearm “Shots! Shots!” on Dax! Dax shoves, Kassidy dodges to springboard stunner Cash! Kassidy boots Dax away, slips out and dodges Cash to SUPERKICK! Kassidy enziguris Dax, then slingshots for a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy grows frustrated but he drags Dax back up. Dax blocks the suplex to suplex Kassidy instead, but Kassidy uses ropes to spring and slip around. Dax standing switches, Quen tags in before the O’Conner, and then springboard crossbodies! Cover, TWO!! Quen is shocked but Dax escapes! Quen drags Dax back up but Cash trips up Kassidy! Quen DECKS Cash for that, but Dax rolls Quen. Quen slips out, body scissor clutch, TWO!!

Dax scoops but Quen cradle counters, TWO!! Quen trips Dax to jackknife cover, TWO as Dax bridges up! Dax spins Quen around to a backslide, TWO! Quen is up, Dax tags Cash and whips Quen. Leap frog and hurdles, then back the other way, Cash SPINE BUSTERS Quen! Cover, Kassidy breaks it! The crowd is fired up as everyone but Dax is down. Dax stalks Kassidy and drags him up. Kassidy throws Dax out hard, then slingshots for the PLANCHA! But Tully saves Dax and Kassidy hits the floor! The crowd boos Tully but Cash grabs Quen to POST him! Tag to Dax, FTR coordinates and Quen rides the GOODNIGHT EXPRESS!! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

Cash and Dax are 6-0 in AEW and looking even strong than ever! Will Tully lead FTR to championship glory?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“The MJF campaign. Very amusing.” Fun for TV. MJF has said and will say a lot of bad things about Moxley, but Moxley’s used to that kind of stuff. Moxley’s an easy target. MJF missed the obvious targets, though. MJF should talk to Moxley’s wife, she’s got a two page list or something. But none of that bothers Moxley. Moxley does have to say, the people that feel the need to talk about themselves all the time just rub Moxley the wrong way. Where Moxley’s from, the toughest guys don’t have to say much. They don’t hide behind words. MJF talks a lot, so Moxley wonders if MJF is hiding something. MJF thinks he’s the future of the business, and Moxley would be “hard pressed” to disagree.

Moxley will admit MJF is talented. “So sickly talented in every way.” MJF says he’ll lead AEW for the next 25 years, and Moxley hopes that’s true. This company deserves to succeed for decades into the future, and Moxley wants MJF to be that man he says he is. Moxley can’t go another 25 years. Not the way he feels getting up in the morning. He maybe has 18 months. Moxley wants MJF to fulfill all that potential, and surely MJF will, when he moves out of his parents’ basement and lose his virginity, then he will become AEW World Champion. But that isn’t happening September 5th. Moxley will beat the hell out of MJF on September 5th. Moxley will kick him so hard, headbutt him over and over to split MJF’s skull with his skull. Moxley will drop MJF on top of that skull.

When MJF’s lungs are burning with exhaustion, when they’re in the fire fight deep in the game, Moxley will be in heaven while MJF will look for a way out. And then the whole world will find out what MJF has been hiding. Will Moxley expose MJF when these two go All Out?

 

AEW hears MJF’s response.

“Genghis Khan. Castro. Napoleon. All these men were homicidal maniacs, and they all pale in comparison to Dictator Jon.” Last week, Moxley attacked from behind “like a gutless coward.” Guess Moxley’s too afraid of MJF to try from the front. Moxley doesn’t realize that his “unwarranted actions have consequences.” Just look at the state MJF is in. Some day, MJF wants to have a family, with kids. And he’d like to play with his kids. “Papa! Papa! Can we play a game of catch?” No, son, we can’t. Dad’s in too much pain. And that’s on Moxley! The Paradigm Shift isn’t a wrestling move, it’s an ABOMINATION! Shouting like that hurts MJF’s neck. Wardlow helps him stay upright and MJF’s lawyer takes over.

“Mr. Friedman really wanted to do this all on his own, but I’m going to have to continue, we have very important business to conduct here today.” Mark Sterling says that we need to put on record that the Paradigm Shift, aka the double underhook DDT, is a dangerous move, and according to health professionals Sterling talked to in the past week, “Possibly deadly.” That move almost ended MJF’s career, “and the jury’s still out.” If Moxley can come out and end anyone’s career whenever he wants, who is next? Wardlow? The guy who gives MJF his gum? Nina and her beautiful smile? No. Think about your loved ones. That’s why last week, there is a petition calling for the banning of Moxley’s Paradigm Shift. We have five MILLION signatures! That’s five MILLION people who care about the future of this business.

So Sterling’s law firm, which he does not name, drew up this contract. This contract specifically states that the Paradigm Shift is BANNED from the coming AEW World Championship match at All Out between Moxley and MJF. All Moxley has to do is sign it. Why wouldn’t he sign it? He’s a man of the people, a fighting champion and a badass. Why would a badass need one move to beat one man? Frankly, if Moxley doesn’t sign it, they’ll sue Moxley’s ass so hard, he’ll have to part his hair to poop! Don’t test Sterling or his law firm! They’ve never lost and they aren’t going to start now! They’ll take Moxley’s money, house and cars, and just when he thinks he has nothing left, MJF will take the title. The ball is in Moxle’s court now. Will Moxley agree to give up his most powerful move just to shut MJF up?

 

8 Man Tag: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers VS The Natural Nightmares & Jurassic Express!

Andy Williams, Braxton Sutter, Pentagon Jr and Rey Fenix is a combination we’ve seen be very effective as recently as Super Wednesday’s edition of AEW Dark. But we also saw on Dark that things are getting tense between the two teams. Will they be able to stick together against a fresh combination like Dustin Rhodes, QT Marshall, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus?

The teams don’t sort out as Butcher, Blade and Lucha Bros just attack! The Natural Nightmares and Jurassic Express are all kicked out of the ring and the crowd boos. The Lucha Brothers get help with double whips so they can both FLY and take out their opponents! Pentagon and Fenix get up and fire up as they bring QT up. Fenix CHOPS, Pentagon CHOPS, then put QT in the ring. Blade runs in to BOOT QT in the corner, then Butcher adds a splash! Blade CHOPS then feeds QT to a LARIAT! QT sits up in a daze but Butcher suplexes him up. QT slips out, shoves Butcher into Blade and that sends them both into Pentagon and Fenix! QT then dodges Butcher to handspring ENZIGURI!

The crowd fires up as QT pops Blade up to ROCK with that right! QT aims at the Lucha Bros but Butcher CLUBS his slingshot down! Butcher clubs away, waistlocks, but QT throws him into ropes. Fenix SHORYUKENS QT at the ropes, Pentagon slides to enziguri! Butcher brings QT back up, tag to Blade, and they double back suplex! QT lands on his feet to tag in Dustin! The Natural fires off big hands on both Butcher and Blade! Dustin whips Blade to clothesline! And arm-drag! And another mar-drag! Dustin has the armlock and grinds Blade down. Dustin drags Blade up, wrenches and snapmares to drop a leg on the arm! Dustin drags Blade back up, Blade powers out and Butcher gets a cheap shot! Dustin uppercuts Butcher for that, then ROCKS Blade!

Blade distracts the ref, claiming something’s wrong with his throat but that’s just so Butcher and Fenix can drag Dustin out for a mugging! Pentagon adds on as the crowd protests. The ref reprimands the three and Butcher puts Dustin in for Blade. Blade chokes Dustin at the ropes, tags Butcher in, and they bring Dustin up to double headbutt! Butcher drags Dustin up, whips him to a corner hard, and Dustin hits buckles to hit the mat. Butcher stands on Dustin but stops at the ref’s count. Butcher drags Dustin up, whips him into the corner, and tags Pentagon. Pentagon wrenches an arm and KICKS Dustin’s leg! And KICKS it again!

Pentagon taunts QT and Jurassic Express before he KICKS Dustin’s leg again. Pentagon brings Dustin around, tags Fenix, and Fenix springboards and spins to drop an ax handle. Fenix taunts QT and Jurassic Express before he kicks Dustin to ropes. Fenix has Dustin on the ropes with a choke and an arm wrapped around the rope. The ref counts, Fenix lets up and AEW goes picture in picture, #BBLBvsNNJE.

Fenix taunts QT and Jurassic Express, the ref is busy with them and this gives Blade an opening to choke Dustin on the ropes! Pentagon gets his cheap shots in while Fenix keeps taunting QT and Jungle Boy. Pentagon drops an elbow on the leg and Fenix drags Dustin up to club him down. Dustin throws uppercuts but Fenix fires off body shots and a CHOP! Fenix brings Dustin around to whip to ropes. Dustin stops and clubs Fenix back! Dustin staggers up but Fenix tackles him at the ropes! Dustin flops out of the ring, Fenix distracts the ref again and Blade jumps down to stomp Dustin! The crowd protests, but the ref is too busy keeping Dustin’s team at their corner!

Pentagon drags Dustin up to BUZZSAW kick! The crowd jeers Pentagon but he just waves his hand dismissively. Fenix goes out and fetches Dustin into the ring to club him down. Fenix clamps onto Dustin with an armlock but Dustin endures. Fenix clubs Dustin, the crowd rallies up and Dustin fights his way up. Fenix clubs Dustin back, waistlocks and knees him low, then whips him to ropes. Dustin stops himself to uppercut Fenix! Fenix kicks the clothesline away to spin and ROUNDHOUSE Dustin down! Cover, TWO! Fenix drags Dustin back up, whips him to the corner, but Dustin uses that to hit Butcher and Blade down!

Dustin boots Fenix and uppercuts Pentagon but Fenix runs back. Dustin tosses Fenix up and over and out of the ring! Fenix crashes, Dustin flops, but Blade tags in. Blade hurries to intercept Dustin, only to get a spinning powerslam! Both men are down, the crowd rallies up and AEW returns to single picture. Dustin and Blade get up, hot tags to Pentagon and Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus clobbers Pentagon, BOOTS Butcher, and JB DIVES to clip Butcher into barriers! Luchasaurus CHOPS Pentagon, Fenix flies in but get a kick and a whip for a boot! JB returns to DIVE onto Fenix! Fenix hits barriers hard and almost lands on the Metro Brothers. Oh hey, the Metro Brothers are in AEW?!

Luchasaurus BOOTS Blade down, JB FLIES out onto both Blade and Butcher! Pentagon still says Cero Miedo, but gets a TAIL WHIP for it! Choke grip, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus keeps his cool as Butcher gets in. butcher ducks the roundhouse to run Luchasaurus over! Butcher keeps moving, Luchasaurus kips up and collides with Butcher! Both men stagger, Butcher spins but the buzzsaw is caught! Blade this a STUNNER! Butcher hits a SHINING WIZARD!? Blade runs into QT’s shoulder, QT slingshots to forearm Butcher! QT dropkicks Blade, and hits a CUTTER on Butcher!

Fenix returns, QT dodges but Fenix tiger feints and rewinds to HEEL KICK! Pentagon adds a SLING BLADE on QT! JB shoulders Pentagon, up and away with the springboard DDT! JB dodges Fenix but gets a dropkick! Dustin runs at the Lucha Bros, Pentagon back drops but Dustin uses that to give Fenix a DESTROYER! JB returns but Pentagon is ready for him! Back kick and the package, but where is someone to help? Blade is up top, they are off sync and that upsets Pentagon. Tag with that shove and Blade argues with Pentagon. JB waits as the two shove more, he rolls Blade up!! Jurassic Express and Natural Nightmares win!!

Winners: Jurassic Express & Natural Nightmares, by pinfall

Pentagon didn’t even try to help Blade! And Blade knows it, so he shoves Pentagon again! They keep shoving, Butcher and Fenix step in while the other teams celebrate. That partnership broke down after all, and Eddie Kingston barges out? Kingston wants everyone to chill, and asks what’s going on. “We were out on the indies, we were suffering, and now we’re on TNT!” They know drama, but why is there drama here? Why aren’t Blade and Butcher tag champs? Why aren’t the Lucha Brothers tag champs? They’re all better than any other tag team here! Hey, chill, guys, c’mon. The only reason they lost is because they were divided. No more!

Kingston says the Butcher is one of the baddest men in the company, yet he’s going to argue like a child? The same goes for Pentagon being the craziest luchador in the world. He should be knocking dudes out! Kingston and Blade especially, they traveled the world together for years. They’ve paid all the dues and understand the only one left is death. “So what’re we doing here?!” And yes, Fenix, you, too. Kingston loves and respects Fenix, because he is one of the greatest luchadors ever. They are going to take over. But not if they’re all divided. Walk with Kingston, and everything they want will be theirs. Real talk, real life, let’s hug. They group hug, but Kingston winks? Is he helping these four or using these four?

 

AEW hears from Britt Baker.

“Hi, guys! Dr. Bri-” Wait, what is that sound? What is that sound?! Rebel/Reba doesn’t know, but we see it’s Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford making out. Guys, c’mon, you’re in the gym! Kip pretends he was just doing his curls. 69… thousand! Stop. It’s cute and all, yes, because Britt loves love, but as a dentist, she has to inform them of the risks. “Streptococcus mucus is the number one cavity causing bacteria, and how is it transmitted? Human saliva, which you’ve been exchanging a lot lately.” But Britt can help! She’s a role model and is going to give them “couples special” of free dental care for one whole year. All she needs from them is a little help with something minor. It’s Big Swole and her obsession with Britt.

Swole signed the contract for a match with Britt, but didn’t state what kind of match. Ler’s make Big Swole put her money where her big mouth is and make it a handicap match! Britt and Rebel invite Penelope to join the team. To sweeten the deal, Rebel can do Penelope’s make-up for a year for free. Free? Shut up, Reba. Penelope is in for that! The deal is struck, but will Britt really be able to hide behind her assistant and the Superbad Girl so easily?

 

AEW returns to Tony Schiavone in the ring.

Tony introduces a man coming off what is the biggest win in his career. It’s Orange Cassidy! Freshly Squeezed got even with Chris Jericho in their epic rematch, and now he and Best Friends head down to the ring to join Tony. Cassidy shoulder leans on Tony and Tony congratulates him on the win. Cassidy being a man of very, very few words, he just looks around at the cheering fans. Before he thinks of anything to say, Chris Jericho appears! The Demo God has a mic and has finally given up on the orange juice stained jacket as he paces on stage.

“Forgive my interruption, but I know that Orange is a man of few words, and I wanted to get a few words in first, and those words are this. Congratulations, Orange Cassidy, for beating me last week on Dynamite.” That’s a surprise. Jericho says it’s rare that someone beats Jericho here in AEW. Jericho has only been pinned 3 times since October 2nd, 2019, the very first episode. One of those times was to Cassidy, the guy who puts his hand sin his pockets. And while that seems embarrassing on the surface, deep down Jericho is actually proud of Orange. Cassidy proved he’s learning from Jericho, and proved to the haters that he has what they say he doesn’t: heart, desire, courage and “what it takes to be a superstar here in AEW.” And for that, Jericho applauds Cassidy.

As a matter of fact, Jericho wants to toast Cassidy. But before that, there’s something “stuck in my craw,” and that’s as it stands, the series is 1-1. That means they need to have a tiebreaker! The crowd agrees, and Jericho says they can have the third match in the ring, which they’ve done and done well. But Jericho wants to take things to a different level. Considering Jericho is the man behind “one of the greatest gimmick matches of all time, involving a briefcase and a ladder,” Jericho wants something special. His idea is based on the two of them. Cassidy loves orange juice, Jericho loves the bubbly. So it just makes sense for them to have this tiebreaker to find out who the better man really is, in Jericho’s newest creation: The Mimosa Mayhem Match.

Now, obviously you are wondering what kind of match that is. And maybe this will answer your questions. A promotional video is already made up to advertise it as part of All Out! “On September 5th, revenge will be served freshly squeezed in the first-ever… Mimosa Mayhem Match! What will happen when 80 gallons of 100% pure orange juice is mixed at ringside with 500 cases of A Little Bit of the Bubbly?” The only way to win is by pinfall, submission, or ring-out into a tank of mimosa! The mastermind, Jericho, has done it again! The Demo God of AEW proudly presents the Mimosa Mayhem! You’ll have to see it to believe it!

So there you go, Cassidy. Never been seen anywhere before. The only ways to win are pinfall, submission, or dunked into an 80 gallon vat of juice and bubbly. That’s a moneymaking match that the world will want to see! So what is Cassidy’s answer? Does he accept the challenge for Jericho VS Cassidy III, Mimosa Mayhem? Cassidy gives a thumbs up! Jericho says Cassidy made the right decision. Now, a toast! But of course, Jericho needs his friends to join them. The Inner Circle comes out with bottles of the bubbly and they flank the ring. Jericho says it’s just a toast. They don’t want to be rude. Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz get on the apron, and here’s to Cassidy. They chug, and then attack!

Best Friends and Cassidy are mugged 5v3 and Hager SPINE BUSTERS Trent! Chuck gets mugged by Santana and Ortiz, then Sammy feeds Cassidy to the JUDAS EFFECT! Cassidy is in a daze, but they’re not done with him! Hager drags Cassidy up and he’s upside down, for them to pour bubbly all over! “You look thirsty!” Cassidy is getting drenched with champagne! Jericho SLAPS Cassidy and the Inner Circle all flip him off. Will Jericho get even for his $7000 jacket by dumping Cassidy into a tank of mimosa? Or will Cassidy force Jericho to drown his sorrows at All Out?

 

Six Man Tag: The Elite VS The Dark Order’s Numbers 3, 4 and 5!

Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks once again join forces against Alex Reynolds, John Silver and Alan Angels as the battle for AEW heats up! Will the Elite OG crunch the Numbers? Or will the Beaver Boys and Angels prove they were right to #JoinDarkOrder?

The trios sort out and Nick Jackson starts with Angels. They tie up, Nick wrenches to a wristlock but Angels slips through to wrench back. Nick uses ropes to flip through and break free to then dropkick Angels down! Angels goes to the ramp, Nick shoulders him then slingshots up and over to spin. Angels ducks the roundhouse, uses the steps to get air, but Nick blocks the huricanrana to bring Angels up. Angels slips out of a bomb but walks into a back elbow! Nick uses the ropes to spring up but Angels jump back into the ring. Nick just springboards again for a flying arm-drag! Nick sweeps the legs to wrench the arm again.

Angels pulls hair and backs Nick down. Angels whips, Matt tags in before Angels hurdles Nick. Nick waistlocks, Angels switches, but Nick spins around for Matt to slingshot arm-drag Angels away! The Bucks double dropkick Angels, then dropkick the Beaver Boys! The crowd fires up as Angels is in a corner. Matt runs in but Angels boots him away. Angels runs into Matt’s Northern Lights suplex! The Polar Express takes off, but the Beaver Boys stop it a few stops short. They go after Matt, reel him in, but he DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS them away! Tag to Nick, Nick tags Omega. The Bucks whip Angels, double elbow him down then roll him for a wheelbarrow.

Omega CHOPS Angels, Nick back kicks, then they combine for a wheelbarrow cutter Kotaro Krusher combo! Omega covers, but the Beaver Boys break it! The Bucks throw the Beavers out, then aim for DOUBLE PLANCHAS! Omega has Angels to wrench and CHOPS Angels off his feet! Omega brings Angels up to CHOP off his feet again! And again! Omega fireman’s carries Angels, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton hits, but Silver anchors the moonsault! Angels clubs Omega low, then shoves Omega down to the outside! Reynolds has a chair and while Angels distracts the ref, Silver BOOTS the chair into Omega! The Numbers set the chair on Omega’s chest and Angels LEAPS to DOUBLE STOMP the chair into Omega!

The Bucks come out to help Omega but Silver kicks Matt to then suplex him up. Reynolds builds speed in the ring, and DIVES for a tope suicida BRAIN BUSTER! Reynolds feeds Omega to Angels for a cover, TWO! Angels keeps on Omega and drag shim to a corner. Tag to Silver and the Numbers mug Omega. Silver throws uppercuts then rams his shoulder into Omega. Silver headbutts Omega while the ref reprimands, and AEW goes picture in picture, #ELITEvsDO.

Silver forearms Omega then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Reynolds and he stomps Omega. Reynolds throws forearms, whips Omega to ropes, and then elbows Omega down! Cover, TWO! Reynolds steps on Omega’s face then chokes him on the ropes! He stops at the ref’s count, but Angels gets a cheap shot in! Omega gets to an open corner, Reynolds drags him up to put him back in the Dark Order corner. Tag to Angels and he RAMS into Omega. Angels throws haymakers and stomps a mudhole but the ref counts. Angels stops at 4, tags Silver, and Silver adds his own stomps now. Silver drags Omega up, throws big forearms, then tags Angels back in.

Angels runs in to forearm smash Omega, then snapmares him down to a chinlock. Omega endures as Angels grinds him down. Omega fights up, fights back with body shots, but Angels knees low! Angels whips, Omega reverses but Angels slips out of the tilt-o-whirl to kick, kick and enziguri! Angels handsprings back up as Omega flops to a corner. Angels climbs up top, takes aim and leaps, but Omega moves! Omega runs and CLOBBERS Angels with the lariat! Omega crawls to his corner, Angels crawls to his corner, hot tags to Nick and Reynolds! Nick dodges and fires off his kick combo! Roundhouse, back kick, spinning roundhouse, then he runs at Reynolds in a corner. Reynolds elbows Nick first away as AEW returns to single picture.

Reynolds hops up but Nick mule kicks his legs out! Reynolds is stuck, Nick runs at Angels but is put on the apron. Nick enziguris Angels away, springboards away from Silver to dumdum stomp Angels down, then somersaults to give Reynolds a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! The crowd is thunderous as Nick tags Matt. Nick Penalty Kicks Silver from the apron! Matt whips Reynolds, Reynolds reverses but Matt goes up and over for Nick to SHINING WIZARD! Then the Bucks coordinate, bulldog dropkick combo for Reynolds! The Bucks fire up with the crowds and Matt drags Reynolds up. Matt whips Reynolds to a corner, tags Nick and then Nick tags Omega.

Nick whips Matt at Reynolds for a BIG forearm! Nick runs in to clothesline! Omega runs in but misses! The Bucks are dragged out by Silver and Angels, then thrown into barriers! Silver clotheslines Omega! Angels adds a forearm! Reynolds clotheslines then whips Omega to the other corner for Silver to ROUNDHOUSE! Silver feeds Omega to Reynold’s rolling elbow! Silver enziguris and Reynolds STUNNERS Omega into Silver’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover then jackknife cover, TWO!! Omega survives and the Numbers can’t believe it! But Silver and Angels play defense as Reynolds drags Omega up. Reynolds gets Omega in the Canadian rack, but Omega slips off to elbow back!

Omega gives Silver a SNAP DRAGON! Angels runs into a SNAP DRAGON! Reynolds swings a clothesline but Omega boots it away, to then V-TRIGGER Reynolds down! Tag to Matt! Matt coordinates with Nick on Reynolds, gut wrench, but Silver disrupts the springboard! The Beaver Boys each have a Buck, Silver TOMBSTONES Nick, and then Reynolds TOMBSTONES Matt onto Nick! Nick rolls out, Reynolds tags Angels and Angels is up top. FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS for Matt!! Cover, Omega breaks it! Omega fires off on Angel for that Coup de Grace but the ref has to pull him off. Omega isn’t legal so he has to go to the corner. But while the ref is distracted, Silver uses wrist tape to CHOKE Matt!!

Matt flails, but he fights against the mugging! He arm-drags and SUPERKICKS Silver! Nick comes back as Angels boots Matt. Angels hops up and QUEBRADAS INTO DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Nick tags Omega then goes up and FLIES out onto the Beaver Boys! The Bucks and Omega coordinate on Angels, ELITE INDIETAKER!! But they’re not done yet, Omega brings Angels up for the Electric Chair, ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, The Elite wins!!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall

Victory is sweet, but wait, why is Omega getting a chair? Omega brings the chair into the ring and sets it up upside down. He drags Angels back up but Matt moves the chair before the POWERBOMB! What is wrong with Omega that he wants to destroy Angels?! The Bucks cool Omega off and he says he’s fine. Is that true? Is Kenny Omega (not) okay?

 

Backstage interview with Tully Blanchard and FTR.

Alex Marvez says that on the special Thursday Night Dynamite next week, there will be a Tag Team Gauntlet Match to determine the #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships! The winners will challenge Hangman Page and Kenny Omega at All Out on September 5th! And we already know the order! We start with the #4 ranked Natural Nightmares, Dustin and QT, against the #3 ranked Young Bucks! And the winners of that will face the #2 ranked Best Friends, and then the winners of that match-up go up against FTR, the now #1 ranked team!

So a two-part question for Cash and Dax. First: What are their thoughts on the Tag Gauntlet? Second: What is the new relationship between FTR and Tully? First, Cash answers the second part. FTR wants to be the best, and Tully says to be the best, you need the gold. So to be the best, they will learn from the best. And Tully says that’s the point. It is about going from “almost the best,” stepping over the threshold, and becoming THE best. Everyone will look up at them, and that is where FTR is destined to go. And it doesn’t matter who makes it to through those first two matches, those teams will have to take on FTR, and FTR will be fresh and “on them like white on rice.” Then it’ll just be September 5th, title match. That is the path FTR will walk.

Dax says FTR is the pinnacle of tag team wrestling today. But Hangman come sin and asks FTR what the hell about last week with the attack on Rock ‘n’ Roll Express! FTR try to calm Hangman down and give him a new beer. FTR and last week, that has nothing to do with Hangman. That’s personal business, all business. But Rock ‘n’ Roll Express came to Tag Team Appreciation Night, FTR wanted to honor them, but they turned their backs on FTR and disrespected them. FTR did what they had to do. As far as faking the knee even before that, Dax had to, because after the last 7-and-a-half years of what The Elite has been saying about FTR, Dax had to test them. Dax had to see if he could trust The Elite, and if he could trust Hangman. Hangman passed because he came with Dax backstage.

Now, the gauntlet is coming. It has Best Friends, who could win. It has the Natural Nightmares, who could win. But it also could be the Young Bucks, who Hangman and Omega have already beaten. When Hangman did, he stepped out of their shadow and became his own man. But what happens if the Bucks win the gauntlet, face Hangman and Omega again, but win? Hangman goes right to where he was, in their shadow. The most important thing to FTR right now is winning the gauntlet to go to All Out to face and wrestle a man that they have the utmost respect for, with the AEW World Tag Team Championships on the line, and that man is Hangman. A toast for good luck. Tully says to #FearTheRevelation. But will all be revealed come September 5th?

 

Darby Allin VS Will Hobbs!

The undead daredevil is back on Dynamite and he’s raring to go. He’s heard Ricky Starks’ warning, will Darby’s actions send a message back?

The second Darby gets in the ring he shotgun dropkicks Hobbs out of the ring! Darby then slingshots to the apron, slingshots back in as Hobbs swipes at him, then runs and DIVES to tope him into the railing! Darby throws off the jacket to put Hobbs back in. The ref has Darby wait and checks on Hobbs. Hobbs glares at Darby and the bell rings as he runs at Darby in the corner! Darby boots back, hops up and leaps, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs tosses Darby up but Darby lands on his feet! Darby chop blocks Hobbs then whips. Hobbs blocks it with his power, and grins as he whips Darby instead. Hobbs sends Darby flying with that BIG back drop!

Hobbs drags Darby from the ropes, hauls him right up to slam him right down! Darby gets to an apron, Hobbs says, “I need this!” Hobbs clobbers Darby in the corner and throws big body shots. The ref backs Hobbs off, but Hobbs comes back to yank Darby right up! Darby lands hard, Hobbs covers, TWO! Hobbs grows frustrated with Darby and repeats, “I need this!” Hobbs wants his first win so he can be part of AEW, but Darby CHOPS him! Hobbs shrugs it off so Darby CHOPS again. Hobbs knees low, dares Darby to get back up, but Darby slips under, only to run into a SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and Hobbs grows further frustrated.

Hobbs drags Darby up, scoops him and carries him around, but Darby fights back! Darby flips over for the throwback STUNNER! Darby runs and springboards to trust fall body check! Hobbs is down, Darby climbs up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

The Embodiment of Willpower couldn’t conquer Darby, but Taz talks some smack from commentary. “Team Taz is flourishing. The Machine, Brian Cage, FTR World Champion. Ricky Starks… You know Ricky well.” But there’s a NEW member of Team Taz! The newest member is going to show up right now. And guess what? He’s also named Darby. What is Taz talking about? This is a bigger and better looking Darby. It’s Darby Starks! AKA Ricky Starks doing a cheesy cosplay and imitation of Darby. “Darby… It’s not every day you can live your dreams. But it’s every day that I live my nightmares.” That’s why no one likes Darby. But the two things Darby likes are skateboarding, and turtles. “And being reckless, and jumping on a man’s back, shredding him open with thumbtacks because… Life is a joke. Ha. Ha. Ha.”

Darby is so busy looking at Starks that he doesn’t see Cage sneak in from the crowd! Cage CLOBBERS Darby with the FTW belt! Starks gets in the ring now and shouts, “You wanna play with me, Darby, huh?!” Starks washes off the face paint on his own face as he says, “That’s what you are!” Darby is a JOKE, a CLOWN! The difference here is that Starks doesn’t need face paint to be somebody! He IS somebody! He is ABSOLUTE! Starks is always going to be better than Darby in every single way! Life is a joke, and Darby’s the biggest joke of all! And then Cage holds Darby up for Starks to JAM the skateboard into Darby’s chest! Starks climbs up and Cage keeps Darby down, as Starks steals the Coffin Drop! Taz gloats over how great his guys are, but is this enough to keep Darby down?

 

Sammy Guevara returns to the stage.

The Spanish God has his cue cards while AEW goes picture in picture. “Dear Matt. I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry I put you out. I’m sorry you can’t catch chairs! I’m sorry Sammy is an idiot.” Wait what? Why is it in red, too? Because “Sammy is about to be… BROKEN!” Sammy just now notices his cards are changed. “Consider him… DELETED!” Uh oh. And then Matt Hardy SMACKS Sammy with a chair! Hardy jams Sammy again, then gives him another SMACK! Hardy grabs the last cue card to put it by Sammy’s face. Hardy then clubs away with furious fists, then grabs the chair again. But before we see what else Hardy is going to do to Sammy, AEW goes to break!!

AEW returns and Hardy looks at Sammy with wild eyes. Hardy brings the chair back up for another SMACK! Sammy writhes, Hardy makes sure he understands they’re going to finish this! Hardy drags Sammy up and throws him off the stage, through the timekeeper’s table!! Hardy walks down and says this is what it’s come to! Sammy stirs in the wreckage but Hardy brings out another chair! The referees hurry out but Hardy wants to use that chair to hit Sammy again! The refs talk Hardy down as others get Sammy away. “It’s not over until I END him!” Hardy and Sammy have not yet begun to fight! Who will survive when these two finally have it out in the ring?

 

AEW hears from the NWA Women’s Champion, Thunder Rosa!

“The fans have been asking for it. Social media has been asking for it. TNT and the AEW Women’s Division, not so much.” Thunder Rosa has heard Hikaru Shida’s open challenge. If you don’t know Rosa, let her introduce herself. Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa, from the NWA! She has come here to help Shida, and to help herself, to bring both of their women’s divisions to the next level! “To actually put it on the map and get the respect that we deserve!” So for All Out, Rosa isn’t here for scraps. She is here for the title! All Out, Rosa has a request. She speaks in Japanese, then translates “for all those that speak English and Spanish,” she is here for that championship and nothing else! Will Rosa become a dual promotion double champion!?

 

AEW Women’s Tag Team Tournament Finals: The Nightmare Sisters VS Ivelisse & Diamante!

Brandi Rhodes and Allie made it through Penelope Ford & Melanie Cruise, as well as Big & Lil Swole. La Sicaria and the Cuban Diamond made it through Rachel Ellering and Dasha as well as Anna Jay & Taynara Conti. But finally, the cup is on the line! Who makes history and be crowned the best women’s tag team in AEW?

The teams sort out, Dustin makes “Lil Brandi” and “Bran-Bran” fight, and Ivelisse starts against Brandi. Brandi and Ivelisse tie up, Brandi waistlocks but Ivelisse drops down to knee Brandi away. Ivelisse gets up, Brandi cools off and applauds Ivelisse. They circle again, tie up, and Ivelisse wrenches to a wristlock. Ivelisse kicks then wrenches more, but Brandi rolls and handsprings to wrench back. Brandi reels Ivelisse in for a headlock, grinds Ivelisse, and hits a headlock takeover. Brandi rolls to bring Ivelisse to a ghost pin, TWO! Brandi poses and the crowd cheers but Ivelisse keeps her cool.

Ivelisse and Brandi tie up again, Ivelisse gets around to elbow Brandi back! Ivelisse kicks the legs then fires off palm strikes. Brandi tries to counter punch but Ivelisse blocks to kick the legs out and kick Brandi in the chest! Ivelisse drags Brandi up, wrenches and tags in Diamante. They mug Brandi with knees, then double hip toss her down! Cover, ONE! Brandi scrambles away and tags in Allie. Allie and Diamante circle, tie up and Allie kicks low. Allie bumps Diamante off buckles, throws big haymakers, then brings Diamante out for knees. Allie runs but Diamante waistlocks. Allie bucks her off, Diamante wheelbarrows and arm-drags Allie away! And then another arm-drag for an armlock!

Diamante thrashes Allie around, brings her up but Allie whips Diamante out of the ring! The crowd cheers as Allie taunts Ivelisse with “Kiss this!” Ivelisse and the ref argue, Diamante swipes at Brandi but Brandi jumps over to SUPERKICK Diamante down! The Nightmare Sisters are in control as AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWWomensCupFinals!

Brandi stomps Diamante and drags her up to put her in the ring. Brandi gets away with all that as Allie covers, TWO! Allie keeps on Diamante with a rain of right hands. Cover, TWO! Allie keeps her cool as she drags Diamante up. Allie TOSSES Diamante by her hair, then takes a bow. Diamante is in a corner, Allie stands on her head! The ref counts, Allie lets off at 4 and blows a kiss to Aubrey Edwards. Allie drags Diamante up to whip her into the Nightmare corner and stomp a mudhole in. Allie tags Brandi, Brandi adds her own stomps. Brandi stops as the ref counts 4 but Allie gets a cheap shot in. Brandi stomps more, tags Allie, and Allie taunts Ivelisse again.

Allie stomps Diamante more, brings Diamante up and throws forearms! Diamante ends up in the corner, Allie CHOPS her, then brings Diamante out for more forearms. Allie whips to clothesline Diamante down! Cover, TWO! Allie grows frustrated with Diamante and keeps her from Ivelisse. Allie brings Diamante up, tags in Brandi, and the Nightmare sister mug Diamante. Brandi bumps Diamante off buckles, and scrapes her face off ropes! The ref reprimands, Brandi apologizes, but Diamante elbows back! Diamante kicks back then runs, but Brandi follows to BOOT her down! Cover, TWO!

Brandi drags Diamante away and whips her to the corner. Brandi runs in to elbow Diamante, and tags in Allie. Brandi rolls Diamante to SUPERKICK, then she sits Diamante up for Allie’s SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Allie drags Diamante around as AEW returns to single picture, and she RAMS Diamante into the corner! Allie puts Diamante up top, throws forearms, and climbs up to join her. Allie clubs Diamante, brings her to the very top but Diamante fights back! Diamante shoves Allie down, CHOPS Brandi and then boots Allie. Diamante gets Allie for a TORNADO SNAP SUPLEX! The crowd rallies, Diamante and Allie are both down but crawling for their corners. Hot tags to Brandi and Ivelisse!

La Sicaria rallies on the Nightmare Sisters! She hits Brandi with clothesline after clothesline, then catches Brandi for a jawbreaker to Complete Shot! Then STO! Cover, TWO!! Ivelisse drags Brandi up, tags in Diamante, and they double wrench Brandi. Brandi whips them into each other and DECKS Ivelisse! Diamante stands up to get a SPEAR! Hot tag to Allie! Allie has Diamante in the dragon sleeper, elbow drop DDT! Cover, Ivelisse breaks it! Diamante went Down The Rabbit Hole but Ivelisse saves the match! Brandi goes after Ivelisse but Ivelisse kicks and throws her out! Ivelisse goes back to her corner but Allie is after Diamante. Allie throws forearms then fireman’s carries, but Diamante fights free! Diamante shoves and UPPERCUTS Allie down!

Tag to Ivelisse, she and Diamante drag Allie up. QT distracts on the apron but Ivelisse DECKS him! Brandi gets in to kick Ivelisse and reel her in! Double underhooks, but Ivelisse back drops Brandi out ONTO QT! Allie staggers up and ROCKS Ivelisse with that right! Diamante runs at Allie and wheelbarrows for a STUNNER! Ivelisse snapmare rolls to KICK Allie down! High stack cover, Ivelisse and Diamante win!!

Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by pinfall (Women’s Tag Team Cup winners)

A HUGE victory over the team that at least saw themselves as the #1 seed. Madusa is here to be part of the presentation. Ivelisse and Diamante are given gold medals as well as bouquets of roses. Ivelisse and Diamante throw down the roses?! They’d rather hold up the flags of Cuba and Puerto Rico to show their Latin pride! Will that pride lead these two on to further incredible victories?

 

AEW sets things up for Thursday Night Dynamite!

First off, Chris Jericho joins commentary again! And of course, there’s the AEW Tag Team Gauntlet, winners move on to face Hangman Page and Kenny Omega for the titles at All Out! Then, after what we saw between them tonight and in weeks prior, Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevara will settle things in a TABLES MATCH! And to get Moxley’s response to MJF’s litigation, it will be the AEW World Championship contract signing! We will see if Moxley gives up his Paradigm Shift to keep from losing everything else! Plus, the apparent 3v1 handicap of Britt Baker, Rebel/Reba and Penelope Ford VS Big Swole! The deck is stacked but can Swole beat the odds?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Brodie Lee!

The Elite thwarted The Dark Order earlier tonight in the 3v3, but this is going to be 1v1 as The American Nightmare defends his newly completed belt against The Exalted One. Mr. Brodie mockingly said that when he wins and takes that belt from Cody, he’ll gladly give Cody back the old, incomplete one as a consolation prize. Will Cody make Brodie eat those words in this Saturday Night Dynamite main event?

The introductions are made, the completed belt is raised, and this battle of leaders begins!

Cody and Brodie go right at each other and Cody kicks first! Cody fires off hands and stomps Brodie in a corner! Brodie shoves Cody away, then dropkicks him down! Brodie drags Cody up to scoop and throw out of the ring! Cody hits the floor, manages to get up but Brodie comes around to throw him into railing! Cody clutches his arm but Brodie runs int BOOT him over the railing! The crowd gets an even closer look at the action as Brodie busts through and chucks chairs! Brodie CLUBS Cody, then CHOPS him against the railing! And ROCKS him with a right! Brodie throws more chairs around to clear out space. Brodie follows Cody back to the ring and runs to back elbow him in the corner! HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX!

Brodie looms over Cody as the crowd boos. Brodie drags Cody up for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cody manages to get up but Brodie reels him in. Cody slips up and over the powerbomb but he runs into a SUPERKICK! Cody staggers around, comes back but Brodie SUPERKICKS again! Cover, TWO! Brodie grins but seethes as he paces about. Coach Arn Anderson checks on Cody but Brodie brings Cody back up. POWERBOMB! Brodie seethes again as he just looms over Cody rather than covers. Brodie brings Cody up again, for ANOTHER POWERBOMB! And then he brings Cody up a third time, for the DISCUS!! Cover, Brodie wins?!

Winner: Brodie Lee, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

The Exalted One DECIMATED the “Prince of Pro-Wrestling,” and no one can believe it! Cody barely stirs and medics come out to check on him. As for Brodie, The Dark Order floods the ring to celebrate with their leader. Tony Schiavone gets in and says that was complete domination. Brodie brings down the straps as he says, “NOBODY thought we could do this! Nobody believed in the Dark Order! Nobody believed in Brodie Lee!” That includes Tony. Those people “created this monster,” and now Brodie is a problem for ALL of AEW! Brodie says with the TNT Championship comes power and comes the authority. The Dark Order is now on top!

Medics bring a backboard for Cody. Brodie did more damage to him than we realized. But Brodie keeps talking about how “people like you, executives like you, created me.” They held him down and didn’t give him a chance. But when he got his chance, what did he do? “I knocked it out of the damn park!” Tony can’t deny that. This is the new champion, Mr. Brodie Lee of the Dark Order. Cody is carried out of the ring on that backboard, Brodie tells Tony to leave the ring, and the Dark Order continues to celebrate. The Exalted One’s excitement aside, is Cody going to ever even wrestle again? Cody manages a thumbs up, but the Dark Order creeps closer. Arn fights them off only to get mugged 12 to 1!

Brodie SUPERKICKS and ROCKS Arn, then the Numbers clear out security and medics to wheel Cody back out!! Brodie dumps Cody and his stretcher over! The crowd boos but can’t do anything to stop this as the Dark Order blocks medics, security and referees at the entryways! Brodie uses a mysterious bag to CLOBBER Cody in the head! Brodie shows Arn the belt as he shouts, “You made me! People like you!” Brodie stands over Cody triumphantly as Cody’s own brother, Dustin, and friend, QT Marshall, are dragged out to join him!! When did they have time to attack the Natural Nightmares?!

Brandi hurries out to shield her husband but the damage is done. Anna Jay is there, and she goes after Brandi with a SLEEPER HOLD! The Star of the Show chokes out Brandi and Brodie laughs! Brodie tells her that she’s done her job, and now the entire Nightmare Family is at the Dark Order’s feet. And Brodie dumps out the contents of that bag to reveal what Cody got hit with! It’s the shattered pieces of the incomplete TNT Championship belt!! Cody was broken by his creation! “That belt’s yours. This one is mine!” AEW has entered a new era, a dark era. Will the Dark Order give the orders from now on?


My Thoughts:

Wow, quite the episode for this special Saturday episode. Though I’m sure it would’ve been this good even on Wednesday. We sure got a lot of tag team wrestling tonight but I suppose that’s the point. AEW really wants us to understand they’re big on tag team wrestling, and that message was very clear tonight. Opening right away with FTR and Private Party, that was a really good opener. FTR wins and moves right up to the #1 spot apparently. I’m not sure why AEW felt the need to announce an order of the gauntlet, but I suppose said order makes sense. It is made to look as if FTR is guaranteed their shot at the champs for All Out, but that likely means they don’t win. At the same time, FTR VS Omega and Page would be amazing, and could bring about the formation of that AEW Horseman faction, where either Hangman turns on Omega or Omega turns on Hangman.

Given the Six Man, I’m thinking Omega turns. The match was great stuff but Omega wanted to again destroy someone even after winning. Omega feels like he’s going to go full Heel, split off from The Elite, and he could be the surprise fourth man for Tully’s stable. FTR get the tag titles, Spears and Omega each go for the singles belts. Moxley has a good promo, MJF and his team have a good promo, and I like the twist in the story. Now, obviously as with everything MJF’s campaign team has done, the petition is fake as hell but the contract probably isn’t. Moxley will surely still sign it, but then he can use some other move of his to beat MJF. The contract signing segment might even be Moxley hitting one last Paradigm Shift before he has to put a hold on it.

Thunder Rosa calling Shida out on the open challenge is great stuff! And it’s a strong sign that AEW might be working closer with NWA for a time. It was already acknowledged that Ricky Starks was an AEW champion, maybe Rosa will be part-time in AEW to give us further crossover. Either way, Rosa and Shida are going to have an incredible match. And speaking of Starks, his segment with Cage and Allin was great stuff. Starks finally says what we were all thinking: Darby is the “I like turtles” kid. Darby got beat down but I’m pretty sure he’ll be just fine. This has to bring about an FTW Championship match for All Out, right? And speaking of, I love the idea Jericho has for his tiebreaker with Cassidy. But the fact there is a tank of mimosa as a way to win/lose, that has to give away that it’ll be a ring-out victory, not a pinfall or submission, right? It’d be a waste of orange juice and bubbly otherwise.

I think it’s pretty clever of Britt to bribe someone to do her dirty work. For one, it seems Britt isn’t going to be in any shape to compete on her own anyway, unless that itself is a ruse. I feel like that’d be a great way for Britt to get her win. She lets Penelope and Rebel do the heavy lifting, Swole looks to turn it around anyway, and then surprise! Britt’s been 100% all along! The Women’s Tag Cup Finals were great, and with Brandi and Allie claiming to be the reason for the tournament, Ivelisse and Diamante winning makes a lot of sense. And of course, that TNT Championship was the shocker to perfect effect! It isn’t that Brodie won, it’s that Brodie won handedly! Cody is broken down, his Nightmare Family gets beat up alongside him, and the Dark Order looks incredibly strong right now. I wonder if AEW will think to bring Blood & Guts out so Dark Order can take on The Elite/Nightmare Family in a huge blow-off.

My Score: 9.3/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/20/24)

Can the Collision Cowboys keep the gold?

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The World Trios Championships are up for grabs!

Jay White’s hurt, the Bang Bang Gang was stripped, but Juice Robinson & The Gunns will fight to regain the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships! But can they stop The Patriarchy from taking over?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Darby Allin VS The Beast Mortos; Darby wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins, by stoppage.
  • Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Nese w/ The Premier Athletes; Fenix wins.
  • Roderick Strong VS Tomohiro Ishii; Roddy wins.
  • Holo.grm VS Gringo Loco; Holo.grm wins.
  • Lumberjack match: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Vacated Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships: The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy; The Patriarchy wins and are the new Unified World Trios Champions.

PLAY BY PLAY

Darby Allin VS The Beast Mortos!

The ESports Stadium in Texas fires up as The Relentless One is back in action! He’s getting ready for Blood & Guts this Wednesday, but will he be red hot going into Dynamite? Or will he not get past the beast standing in his way?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Darby circles with Mortos, they tie up, and Mortos powers Darby to a corner. The ref counts, Mortos lets off and the two reset. They circle, tie up, and Darby slips around to waistlock. Mortos just throws Darby right off! The fans are torn, but Darby keeps his focus on Mortos. They feel things out, tie up, and Mortos headlocks. The fans rally for Darby but Mortos SWINGS him into the takeover! Darby keeps his shoulders up, moves around and stands up, to then power up and out. But Mortos runs him over! Mortos soaks up the heat, things speed up, and Darby hurdles.

Darby then ducks ‘n’ dodges to SHOTGUN! Mortos bails out, Darby DIVES and direct hit at the ramp! The fans fire up and Darby hobbles up. Darby drags Mortos up and gets some space, to COFFIN SPLASH him against railing! The fans fire up with Darby, he refreshes the ring count, then brings Mortos around to SMACK him off the apron. Darby goes up the apron, runs and leaps, but Mortos catches him! Mortos SWINGS Darby into steel steps! The fans boo but Mortos eggs Darby on. Mortos drags Darby up, puts him in the ring, and he tells the fans to hush. The fans boo instead, but Mortos stands on Darby’s legs!

Mortos pulls Darby’s arms and pulls him back into the ROMERO SPECIAL, to then FLING him into buckles! The fans boo more but Mortos paces. Mortos drags Darby up, and he CLAWS Darby’s face! The ref counts, Darby fires body shots! Darby fires forearms, then runs, but into a SUPER DUPER POP-UP SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and the fans rally behind him. Mortos is frustrated by that, and he stand Darby up. Mortos gorilla presses but Darby slips free! Darby O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Springboard and SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Mortos is still in this and he goes to ropes.

Darby storms up and fires forearms and CHOPS! Darby whips, Mortos reverses, and Mortos catches Darby’s Coffin Drop! Darby fires elbows, shoves him away, but Mortos comes back! Sunset flip, but Darby sits on it! Mortos pushes up but Darby rolls him to a cover, TWO! Darby clamps on with a SLEEPER! The fans rally, Mortos fights up, and Mortos runs to BACKPACK CANNONBALL! Both men are down, but Mortos huffs ‘n’ puffs as he rises up. The fans rally for Darby as Darby flounders in the corner. Mortos brings his kneepads down, runs in, but Darby dodges! Mortos tumbles up and out, no cameramen harmed in the fall!

Darby goes up to SUPER COFFIN DROP! Down goes Mortos again and the fans lose their minds! Darby drags Mortos back up, puts him in the ring, and then climbs up. But Mortos HEADBUTTS Darby down! Mortos builds speed to TORNILLO TOPE!! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous again! They cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving them this opener. The ring count starts, Mortos drags Darby up and puts him in the ring. Mortos storms in, runs up, and he SPEARS Darby inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and the fans fire up! Darby crawls, Mortos hushes fans again, but they just boo.

Mortos drags Darby up but Darby CHOPS! Mortos UPPERCUTS Darby right down! The fans boo as Mortos flexes, and he eggs Darby on. Darby slowly rises, Mortos kicks him, so Darby CHOPS again! Mortos DECKS Darby again! Mortos soaks up the heat, blows snot at Darby, then eggs Darby on. Darby slowly rises up, and he fires fast hands! Darby hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Mortos survives but the fans rally up. Darby crawls away to a corner, rises up, and the fans rally behind him. But Mortos runs up to UPPERCUT first! Darby wobbles up top but Mortos goes up after him! Mortos brings Darby to the very top, but Darby fights back!

But then Mortos lifts Darby and SUPER GORILLA PRESS SLAMS him!! The fans lose their minds again, Mortos drags Darby to a cover, TWO!! Darby survives again and the fans rally hard as ever. Mortos drags Darby up to suplex him up top! Mortos ROCKS Darby, then climbs up to join him. Fireman’s carry, but Darby fires elbows! Darby turns things into a SUPER CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Darby goes up while Mortos flounders, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby wins!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

Both men were relentless tonight, but it’s Darby who survives their Collision! Will Darby be even more dangerous when he steps inside the double ring, double cage that is Blood & Guts?

Darby gets a mic to have his music cut. He says people tell him to slow down, or else he won’t be able to walk when he’s 30. Well, he is 30 now, and he feels wonderful! The only thing is, Darby doesn’t take the night off. Darby doesn’t forget being a dishwasher. He’d rather get kicked in the face any night of the week than go back to that. And we’re getting ready for Blood & Guts, and it’s very fitting that Darby’s finally in one. If anyone saw Sting’s final match, they saw Darby’s guts hanging out! He has a scar on his side that looks like Harry Potter’s forehead, and it stings every day. The fans cheer that!

Darby wants to talk the EVPs for a second, The Young Bucks. What sucks about them is that they never come to Collision, they never advertise the shows on the news or radio. It is Darby! AEW is Darby’s baby now! And he will stop at nothing to make sure everyone knows! Darby wouldn’t be here if not for The Bucks, that’s no secret, but man, they suck so bad now. And Jack Perry… Oh, Jack Perry. TNT Champion? No, that title means everything to Darby, and he will stop at nothing until the belt is around his waist again. So All In is around the corner… If Jack has the balls, let’s play! Darby is ready for Blood & Guts, see you Wednesday!

 

The Acclaimed speak.

Max Caster says, “Yo! Listen! The Elite, Blood & Guts next week, Team AEW is about to stomp on those tiny little nuts.” Billy Gunn tells Caster to just stop right there. That is not what the match is about. It is not about Bowens being The Scissor King, or about Caster being a rapper. It is about being the best wrestlers alive, and about being a badass! They need to bring this fight to The Elite! Time to nut up or shut up! Daddy Ass is fired up for his boys, and that fires them up! Bowens & Caster are ready to get serious, will they make The Young Bucks pay for playing games with them?

 

Skye Blue VS Hikaru Shida!

To be the best, you gotta beat one of the best, and that is why Chicago Skye called out the former THREE-TIME AEW Women’s World Champion! Will Skye use this Collision to build momentum? Or is she just going to give Shida her own rebound victory towards a title?

The bell rings and Skye BOOTS Shida down! Skye bumps Shida off buckles, stomps a mudhole in, then lets off. Skye brings Shida around to bump off buckles again, then stomps her more. Shida hits back, but Skye ROCKS her for it. Skye brings Shida around again, but Shida breaks free to ROCK Skye! Skye fires another forearm, but so does Shida! They go back and forth, faster and faster, then Shida fires off a flurry! Shida ROCKS Skye, fires up, then catches Skye to spin her. Skye ELBOWS Shida first, then runs, but into a KNEE! Shida runs but Skye SHINING WIZARDS at the ropes! Skye snapmares and runs up, but Shida blocks!

Shida spins Skye, ducks the spin kick and rolls Skye up! Skye rolls through but Shida DROPKICKS her out of the ring! The fans fire up and Shida watches Skye go around the way. Shida goes up and CROSSBODIES! Down goes Skye and the ref has Doc Sampson check. Shida gets herself a chair while she waits, and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Shida paces while Skye is checked out. That fall really rocked her, maybe even beat up a leg. Shida paces, then goes back into the ring to wait. Shida keeps the fans fired up, but it doesn’t look good for Skye. Shida checks with the ref, and it seems the match has been called! Shida wins by default!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by medical stoppage

A real shame for Skye, as she was the one who wanted this fight. But Shida is still moving on, will she be waiting on the champions after All In?

 

Lancer Archer is going nuts backstage!

He is beating up and throwing around prospects left and right! One guy walks in, sees what’s going on, and turns right around, only for Archer to grab him and CHUCK him into the garage door! “It seems everyone has forgotten who the Murderhark Monster is! Everyone’s forgotten just what I can do. And it’s time to remind you all!” Archer CHUCKS a trash can into another guy, #EverybodyDies! Who else will be unfortunate enough to face Archer’s wrath?

 

Chris Jericho speaks.

“Hi, guys~! And hello, Minoru Suzuki. We’ve been waiting a long time for this match, haven’t we? For four years, I’ve been thinking of Suzuki VS Jericho. For four years, I’ve been wanting this match in the Tokyo Dome, or on Dynamite. And now, this Wednesday, the match comes true. It’s a dream match for sure. First time ever! But for you, Minoru, it’s gonna be a nightmare. Get ready for some night sweats and night terrors just thinking what I’m gonna do to you, and even worse after the match. They talk about Blood & Guts this Wednesday. This match is gonna be far more violent than that.

“They call you The Murder Grampa, one of the most violent men who ever came outta Japan. Well, Suzuki, if there’s anybody that can match you blow for blow, experience for experience, match for match, it’s me. So Suzuki, I can’t wait to teach you a few very valuable lessons. And one of them is gonna be you should’ve never turned down The Learning Tree when I asked you to be my partner, and you never should’ve come to the ring during TV Time last week on Dynamite. Suzuki, this is it, one for the ages. Like I said, first time ever, Jericho, Suzuki, Learning Tree VS the most violent man in Japanese history, I can’t wait.

“We’ll see you on, Wednesday, Suzuki, you’re not gonna like it. Thanks, guys!” The Learning Tree has been rather delusional these days, but has he reached a new level with this? Or does he have something up his sleeve to help him survive Suzuki?

 

Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Nese w/ The Premier Athletes!

The Immortal Firebird just won big last night on Rampage alongside Penta El Zero Miedo, but there’s no slowing down with him! However, “Smart Mark” Sterling has everyone stop so his client can say something very important. Nese takes the mic, even as fans boo, and Nese says “When they said everything is bigger in Texas, I’m gonna be honest. I thought they were talking about the cars, the houses. But the reason why they say that, now i can see, is because all of you are terribly, terribly FAT!” The fans boo but Nese says yes, it upsets him, too. But it isn’t entirely their fault. It is not. It’s because they haven’t had real athletes to look up!

Who’re they looking up to? The under-500 Texas Rangers? So, Nese’s lawyer, THE GREATEST lawyer in pro-wrestling, Sterling has made a contract to give a lucky individual an opportunity. But more importantly, it gives every single piece of trash here tonight to see what a real athlete looks like! But here comes Fenix! Will he make Nese regret flexing on Texas?

The bell rings and the fans rally for “LUCHA! LUCHA!” Fenix and Nese circle, feel things out, and they tie up. Nese wrenches, wristlocks, and grinds the arm. Fenix moves around, uses ropes to flip through, and then he wrenches to wristlock back. The fans rally as Fenix twists the wrist, but Nese fights up. Fenix HEADBUTTS the arm, but Nese fights up again. Fenix wrenches, Nese rolls, and then Nese throat chops! The fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Nese SOBATS Fenix to run and BOOT! And WHEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Fenix is still in this, but Nese soaks up the heat. Nese stalks Fenix but the fans chant “You Still Suck!”

Nese CLUBS Fenix with crossface forearms, taunts the fans, then he drags Fenix up. Fenix knees free, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then springboards, but the ropes give out! Cover, TWO! Nese drags Fenix by his leg, stomps away, and Fenix crawls away. Nese stalks Fenix, stomps the leg more, then brings him up. Nese CHOPS, Fenix CHOPS, repeat! The fans “WOO~!” as the CHOPS keep going! Fenix fires up and he CHOPS! Nese falls back against ropes while Fenix eggs him on! Nese kicks low, whips, but Fenix reverses and DROPKICKS! Nese bails out, Fenix gets the bad leg moving, and he builds speed, only for Sterling to save Nese!

Fenix slides out, glares at Sterling, then ROCKS Nese! Daivari steps up but that’s a distraction. Same for Josh Woods! The ref reprimands, Nese blocks the superkick to then SUPERKICK back! Fenix falls, Nese slides into the ring, and that lets the Premier Athletes mug Fenix! The fans boo but the ref misses it all as Collision goes picture in picture.

Fenix clutches his leg, drags himself up, and Daivari talks trash on the fans. Nese AX HANDLES Fenix, but then Fenix shoves Nese. Nese ROCKS Fenix, CHOPS him again, but Fenix just CHOPS back! Nese kicks the bad leg, then whips Fenix hard into railing! Fenix falls over, Nese flexes while soaking up heat, and he goes back for Fenix. Nese puts Fenix in the ring, stomps him, then paces around. Nese drags Fenix up, TOSSES him up, and the Premier Athletes mug Fenix again! Fenix tumbles away to the ramp while Abrahantes protests, but that just lets even Sterling get his shots in! Fenix storms up on Sterling and he runs away as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Nese covers, TWO! Fenix is still in this, but Nese pushes him around. Fenix CHOPS back! Fenix eggs Nese on, Nese SLAPS, so Fenix CHOPS! Nese fires a haymaker, talks trash, but Fenix fires body shots. Nese stands Fenix up to CHOP him back down! Nese drags Fenix to a cover, ONE! Nese is annoyed but he drags Fenix up. Fenix CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! Nese throat chops! The ref reprimands, but Nese HOTSHOT BULLDOGS! Then he slingshots to roll Fenix up, TWO! Nese deadlifts to a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and the fans fire up!

Nese and the Premier Athletes are frustrated but the fans rally behind Fenix. Nese drags Fenix up, pushes him to a corner and he fires haymakers! The fans boo but Nese sits Fenix down. The ref counts, Nese lets off, and Nese brings down the kneepads. Nese goes side to side, but Fenix somersaults to SPIKE-RANA! Cover, TWO!! Nese survives, but Fenix BOOTS him! Fenix runs in to JUMP SOBAT! Nese wobbles, Fenix brings him around to wrench, but Daivari gets on the apron! Fenix runs Daivari off, but Nese runs in! Fenix DUMPS Nese out onto Daivari! The fans fire up and Fenix builds speed to FLY! Down go ALL the Premier Athletes!

The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” while Sterling panics. Fenix rises, and he puts Nese in. The fans rally behind Fenix as he climbs. Fenix reaches the top rope, but Sterling gets on the apron! So Fenix tightrope walk PENALTY KICKS him down! But Nese rolls Fenix! SOBAT HEEL KICK! Nese goes up and up and PREMIER 450! Cover, TWO!! Nese is furious that Fenix survives but the fans are thunderous! Nese drags himself over and brings Fenix up. Nese pump handles, lifts, but Fenix slips free and SUPERKICKS! Nese leans against ropes, Fenix goes up, tightrope PENALTY KICK! Fenix goes up to FROG SPLASH! Cover, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall

It was practically 4v1 but Fenix still wins out! Will this momentum help Fenix head after whatever championship he wants after All In?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He welcomes us back to the ESports Stadium, and welcomes in two men AEW loves, it’s FTR! The fans fire up as Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood make their way out, having made their return just last week to help Tommy Billington against The Don Callis Family. FTR joins Schiavone in the ring and he brings up that big return to stand up to the Don Callis Family. Thankfully they did, so he asks their thoughts. Cash says if you ask him, Dynamite Kid Tommy Billington has one of the brightest futures in wrestling today, and they weren’t gonna let the Don Callis Family walk all over him.

But Cash also wants to talk FTR. It is no secret that the past two years has been the greatest run in their careers. The fans cheer that! Schiavone says the fans agree with Cash, and Cash says he thinks so, too. But while this was something Cash didn’t wanna talk about, when FTR was told they had time to talk tonight, he figured he should get it off his chest. It is no secret that Cash has been going through personal stuff that has dragged his name through the mud, is a cloud over his head, and he has had more stress than he could ever tell us all. Every single night, when he came out here, that was his escape.

This is where Cash could forget all that other crap, even when it wasn’t true. Every week, night after night, the fans helped Cash get through that. All that out there didn’t matter to him! It only mattered that he wrestled every match like it was his last, because he didn’t know if it was gonna be his last. So it isn’t a secret that Cash is a hot head, but it won’t happen outside this ring. Now the only people FTR has their eyes set on are The Young Bucks! So maybe, just maybe, time to go Buck Hunting!

Dax tells Schiavone that 2022 and 2023 were good times for FTR fans. FOUR world tag titles, THREE incredible matches with The Briscoes, and 58 MINUTES with Bullet Club Gold in Calgary. And the cherry on top: Beating the Bucks in front of 80 THOUSAND people in Wembley Stadium. But now, this is the present, and their win-loss record isn’t so great. Back in April, Dax had a serious back injury that he thought he wasn’t gonna come back from. But what really bothered him was The Bucks leap-frogging FTR as the best tag team in the world, and that didn’t sit well with him. The fans boo, they don’t like it either.

Dax says six weeks ago, he was sent home to rehab. He watched Collision, Dynamite and Rampage, all in hopes that “our EVPs, our fearless leaders,” would take this tag division back to the top and take it to the Promised Land. Dax was so let down. In six weeks, we haven’t seen The Bucks defend their titles. The fans boo that, too. Dax says maybe, just maybe, this is a big mistake. But starting next week, here in Arlington, Texas, FTR’s road to the AEW World Tag Team Championships begins. FTR starts their road back, and it ends at Wembley Stadium at All In!

And Dax knows sometimes he is rough to deal with, a little abrasive. But if you’ll give him a little grace, a little love, he promises FTR will give you all every bit of passion, love, tears, sweat and whatever else, so that they will become the THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions! The fans chant for “F T R! F T R!” and Dax tells The Bucks, “This whole thing’s for you. Top Guys, Out!” Just as AEW starts on the homestretch to All In 2024, FTR want to hit it out of the park! Will they get their shot at Matthew & Nicholas? Or are they overlooking The Acclaimed and their own shot at the gold?

 

Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida.

Lexy Nair is with the Shining Samurai and brings up the match tonight. Shida says stop, stop, stop. She came here for a fight, is still looking for a fight, and she wants to fight! Shida wants a fight… with DOCTOR BRITT BAKER!! Welcome back, by the way. And now Britt just wants to be TBS Champion? Get in line! Or does Britt not remember that Shida made her bleed once before? Shida will do it again this Wednesday on Dynamite: Blood & Guts! There could be a lot more blood than TBS bargained for, but will Shida make sure All In’s card is subject to change?

 

Roderick Strong VS Tomohiro Ishii!

The Savior of the Backbreaker will challenge Mark Briscoe for the ROH World Championship next Friday at Death Before Dishonor, right in this same building! However, he’s up against #BigTime Ishii, someone he’s also been itching to fight. Will Roddy be more than ready for the Sussex County Chicken? Or will the Stone Pitbull take a big bite out of him first?

The bell rings and the fans rally for “I-SHI-I! I-SHI-I!” as he circles with Roddy. They tie up, go around, and Ishii puts Roddy on ropes. The ref counts, Ishii lets off slowly, but Roddy CHOPS! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Ishii eggs Roddy on, so Roddy CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS, Roddy CHOPS, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, a lot like they did just last night on Rampage. Ishii CHOPS, eggs Roddy on, so Roddy CHOPS again! The CHOPS just speed up now! The fans fire up as they go CHOP for CHOP again and again! Roddy then KNEES low, runs, and RAMS Ishii! Ishii stays put to CHOP again!

Ishii runs, Roddy CHOPS but Ishii just keeps moving, to run Roddy over! The fans fire up as Roddy flounders to a corner! Ishii eggs Roddy on, storms up, but Roddy BOOTS him! Roddy fires forearms but Ishii leans into them! Ishii corners Roddy like that! Roddy fires more and more and more forearms, but Ishii doesn’t budge! Roddy sees he’s stuck, the fans tell him he messed up, so Roddy uses ropes as defense. Ishii doesn’t go anywhere, so Roddy tries more forearms! Ishii DECKS Roddy! Roddy staggers back up but into Ishii’s facelock. Ishii suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Roddy bails out to the apron but Ishii storms over.

Ishii TOSSES Roddy into the ring, Roddy staggers back up. Roddy waistlocks, Ishii throws him off! Ishii dodges the Strong Knee, but Roddy fires more forearms! Roddy runs, RAMS Ishii, but Ishii ROCKS him again! And CHOPS him! Roddy dodges but Ishii CLOBBERS him again! The fans fire up while Roddy bails out. Roddy hobbles, Ishii watches, and Roddy rolls in. Roddy bails out, but Ishii pursues! Roddy kicks low, bumps Ishii off the apron, but Ishii returns the favor! Ishii pushes Roddy in, but Roddy comes back to WRECK Ishii with a dropkick! Ishii hits railing, Roddy brings him around for an APRON BACKBREAKER!

The fans are torn while Ishii flops to the floor, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy pursues Ishii, drags him up, and pushes him into the ring. Roddy stomps Ishii around, scuffs him and digs his heels in. The ref counts, Roddy lets off, and Roddy drags Ishii up. Roddy reels Ishii in to BACKBREAKER! Ishii writhes, Roddy huffs ‘n’ puffs, and Roddy sits Ishii up. Roddy CLAWS Ishii’s face, then CLUBS him down. Roddy stomps Ishii, covers, TWO! Roddy keeps Ishii down with a double wristlock, but Ishii endures. Ishii fights up, fireman’s carries, but Roddy slips free. Roddy kicks Ishii low, stomps him to a corner, then digs his boots in. Roddy lets off to soak up heat, then he storms back up to CHOP!

Roddy ROCKS and CHOPS Ishii, then fires more hands. Roddy brings Ishii in for a suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! Ishii stays in this, but Roddy stays on him with a chinlock stretch! Ishii endures, fights up, and he carries Roddy as a backpack! Roddy CLAWS Ishii’s face, and has a SLEEPER! Roddy brings Ishii back down into body scissors! Ishii endures as Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Ishii stands, throws elbows but Roddy knees low. Roddy ROCKS Ishii, CHOPS him, then runs. Ishii scoops to SNAP POWERSLAM! Both men are down and the fans fire up!

Roddy flounders away to ropes, drags himself up, and he goes back to Ishii. Roddy fires a forearm but Ishii fires back! Roddy gets the edge but Ishii just glares at him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii leans into them again! Ishii corners Roddy all over again! Ishii then CHOPS, CHOPS, and ROCKS! Ishii CHOPS and ROCKS Roddy over and over, but gets in the ref’s face as he counts. Ishii whips, Roddy reverses and ROCKS Ishii back! Roddy fireman’s carries, Ishii slips free, GERMAN SUPLEX! Roddy tumbles to a corner and Ishii growls as he rises. The fans fire up and Ishii runs in to LARIAT!

Ishii brings Roddy around, puts him up top, and then climbs up. Ishii brings Roddy up to stalling SUPERPLEX! The fans are thunderous while Ishii crawls to the cover, TWO!! Roddy survives and the fans fire up! Ishii rises, he brings Roddy up and in, but Roddy fights the lift! Roddy back drops Ishii away! Ishii rises, runs in, but Roddy BOOTS him! ENZIGIRIS! And then fireman’s carry, for the GUTBUSTER- NO, Ishii blocks that! Ishii runs, Roddy avoids the sliding lariat! Ishii swats a lariat, Roddy ducks the headbutt, but Ishii comes back to HEADBUTT after all! The fans fire up again as Ishii storms around.

Ishii runs, Roddy gets around to OLYMPIC SLAM! And roll through to fireman’s carry! GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Ishii survives, the fans fire up, but Roddy drags Ishii up again. Roddy suplexes, but Ishii fights it! Ishii wrenches, LARIATS, then runs. Roddy dodges to fire boxing elbows! And a BOOT! Ishii swings, Roddy dodges and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And STRONG- NO, Ishii stops the knee to ENZIGIRI! Roddy wobbles, Ishii runs, into the STRONG KNEE! Ishii SOUTHPAW LARAITS! Ishii runs again, to LARIAT Roddy inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Ishii roars!

Wait, here comes The Kingdom! The fans boo, the ref tells them to stay back, but then Roddy LOW BLOWS Ishii, and STRONG KNEES!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

Matt Taven & Mike Bennett help Roddy avenge their loss last night on Rampage, but they also haul Ishii up. Roddy slaps Ishii around, talks smack, but here comes Mark Briscoe & Kyle O’Reilly! The Conglomeration runs The Kingdom off, but this fight only has six more days to wait! Will Roddy be ready to #ReachForTheSky? Or will Blood & Guts make things a lot easier for him this Wednesday?

 

Holo.grm VS Gringo Loco!

After weeks of mystery, it is time to see this newest star in action! His name may be Hologram, but he is no illusion! Will he show just how real he is now that he’s All Elite?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Hologram runs in, Loco leaps up and over. Loco runs in, Hologram dodges, then jumps up to stand on Loco! Hologram backflips, runs, then titl-o-whurl RANAS! Hologram kips up, then knuckle locks to CHOP! Hologram goes up and up and jumps onto Loco, but Loco swpins him! So Hologram just uses that to tilt-o-whirl RANA again! The fans fire up and Loco bails out. Hologram runs to fake Loco out, then WRECK him with a dropkick! Hologram skins the cat, builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Loco! The fans fire up and Hologram gets Loco up and into the ring.

Hologram goes up, dodges Loco and GAMANGIRIS! Hologram slingshots and pops up, to RANA again! Loco ends up in a corner and he’s getting frustrated. Hologram runs in but Loco sends him hard into buckles! Loco storms up to stomp Hologram, then brings him around to CHOP! The fans “WOO~!” and Loco whips. Hologram KICKS, runs, but Loco gorilla presses! Loco DROPS Hologram, STANDING MOONSAULTS, covers, TWO! Loco is annoyed but he drags Hologram to a drop zone. Loco goes up and up and SKY TWISTER FLOPS! Hologram adjusts his kneepads, dodges Loco, but Loco corners him again!

Hologram jumps over the kick, dodges the lariat, and is on the apron to slip through the ropes! Hologram slingshots up and over, strikes a pose, and now Loco is really frustrated. Loco runs up, but Hologram BOOTS hm! Hologram goes up and up, and QUEBRADA SNAP SUPLEXES! Loco bails out, Hologram goes up and up to SUPER FLYING RANA!! The fans are thunderous for Hologram and his “LUCHA! LUCHA!” Hologram puts Loco in the ring, stalks him, and then spins to HEEL KICK! Then a torture rack, for an AIRPLANE SPIN BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, Hologram wins!

Winner: Holo.grm, by pinfall

A powerful debut for Holo.grm and his #PortalBomb! Will this transformation from musketeer to futuristic warrior be just what he needs to become the best in the world?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

Battle of the Belts returns for the 11th edition, following live after Collision! What championships will be on the line as AEW continues towards All In?

 

Dustin Rhodes & The Von Erichs speak.

Kevin Von Erich says it is so great to be here in Texas with his sons and his friend. This is a great night. Kevin remembers working with Dusty, and he learned so much from him. There will never be another like him. Wrestling is changing, there are a lot of differences. Dustin knows, he’s been here a long time, so he can be a real benefit to Marshall & Ross. Dustin thanks Kevin, and says he watched Kevin for years, learned so much from his own father, and he is sure the storm has arrived. One of the greatest wrestling legacies right here in Texas! The Von Erichs, the Rhodes, together for the first time since 1978!

Dustin looks forward to this, and promises that if they listen and watch, they’ll head down a path that is already great. They’ve seen this trio in action before, so believe him when he says, Dustin’s got your back. Will Dustin & The Von Erichs make a natural fit here in AEW?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now here we are in the Dog Days of Summer 2024, it’s hot as balls outside, and lemme tell you what else is heating up, the schedule for the ROH World Champion. Got a busy week next week. Next Friday, right here in Arlington, Texas, it’s ROH Death Before Dishonor, Mark Briscoe, Roderick Strong, for the ROH World title!” Mark tells Roddy that they’ve known each other a good long time now, came up in the game together. But Mark warns Roddy, Mark’s gotten wiser since last time. He’s gotten tougher since the last time! So Roddy better be ready! That’s Friday!

But after Friday, one thing’s for certain is that two days ago it was Wednesday! And let’s talk about Wednesday! Blood & Guts! Nashville, Tennessee! Team AEW VS The Elite. Let’s explain something to The Elite: pro-wrestling runs parallel to society in so many ways. And The Elite is the perfect example of what is wrong in the world today. They’re powerful, privileged, and they think they can step on the little man, step on the grind. But Team AEW represents the grind worldwide! Bring yo’ ass, because Mark will be disappointed if they don’t bring the fight! Let’s get violent, baby! RARARARA!

 

Lumberjack match: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera has been daring The Virtuosa to just bring the fight so they can settle this, and she finally got Deonna to accept this fight! With the AEW Women’s Division surrounding the ring, will there be no running and hiding for Deonna now? Or will she still find a way to snatch away this win right out from under Rosa’s nose?

The bell rings, the two run up and start throwing hands! The fans fire up while the lumberjacks egg them on. Rosa puts Deonna on ropes, wrenches an arm, then whips. Deonna holds ropes to stop, and she bails out, but nope, Trish Adora and a few others are right there. However, Marina Shafir and Diamante are also there, they have the others stay back so Deonna can get herself in the ring. Deonna runs up on Rosa, Rosa dodges to mule kick. Rosa runs, DROPKICKS Deonna, and the fans fire up. Rosa stomps Deonna, runs and SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Deonna bails out, but is surrounded by Abadon, Leyla Hirsch, Rachael Ellering and more!

Deonna runs back into the ring, Rosa stomps her again. Rosa CHOPS Deonna to a corner, CHOPS her in the corner, and then whips corner to corner. Deonna reverses, runs up but Rosa mule kicks! Rosa goes up and up to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Rosa is annoyed but she drags Deonna up. Deonna fires body shots, whips Rosa OUT, but Ellering and friends are there to help Rosa up. But Deonna gets Rosa in the ropes for a DRAPING DDT! Deonna soaks up the heat but she doesn’t have that many fans at ringside. Deonna stomps Rosa out, Ellering and friends are there to help Rosa, but Deonna stomps her again.

The fans rally for Rosa but Deonna runs in, Rosa dodges, and Deonna finds herself surrounded again! Ellering CLOBBERS Deonna and the fans fire up! Taya gets upset, but Ellering does her job of putting Deonna in. However, Taya crosses the line by grabbing Rosa’s feet on the apron! Rosa kicks her away while the other lumberjacks are arguing! Rosa goes up, but Deonna SLAPS her first! Deonna climbs up after Rosa, and she aims for the lumberjacks! SUPERPLEX onto the lumberjacks! The fans fire up as all 20 some odd ladies are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Taya and Diamante check on each other, being sometimes teammates and friends. They find Deonna and Rosa in the pile, get them in the ring, and Deonna stalks Rosa. Rosa fires body shots but Deonna fires a forearm! The forearms go back and forth, harder and harder, then Deonna KNEES low! Deonna throws Rosa by her hair, then soaks up the heat. Deonna taunts Rosa, drags her up, and wrenches an arm to YANK it! Deonna wrenches and YANKS the arm again, and then WRINGS it out! Rosa writhes, Deonna covers, TWO! Rosa snarls but Deonna stays on her and that arm. Deonna top wristlocks and wrangles Rosa down.

Rosa endures, even as Deonna endures. The lumberjacks rally the fans, and Rosa fights up to arm-drag free! Rosa runs up to wheelbarrow, victory roll and STOMP 182! Cover, TWO! Deonna toughs it out, Rosa drags her up, and Rosa fireman’s carries. Deonna fights with elbows, then shoves Rosa away to BOOT her down! Deonna storms around, drags Rosa up, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, Rosa fights the straitjacket but Deonna puts it back on her, for a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Rosa survives, Deonna TOSSES her out! And Taya is right there to slap her around! Diamante joins in, but Adora and the others stop the lumberjacks. Rosa DECKS Camron Bra’Nae (formerly NXT’s Amari Miller)! Diamante runs up, brawls with Rosa, but Rosa ROCKS her! Rosa HOTSHOTS Deonna, fires forearm son her, and the fans fire up! Rosa has Deonna on ropes, the ref counts, but Rosa lets off to run and DROPKICK! Deonna sputters and the fans fire up! Rosa drags Deonna up, fireman’s carries, and spins into the DEATH VALLEY! Cover, TWO!

Deonna survives and shocks Rosa! The lumberjacks rally, the fans fire up, and Rosa vows to end this. Rosa scoops Deonna but Deonna somersault clutches, into an ARMBAR!! Rosa fights, stacks Deonna, TWO! Deonna BOOTS Rosa! But Rosa ROUNDHOUSES! Deonna returns, catches the lariat, for an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up again as Deonna and Rosa rise. Deonna reels Rosa in, Gotch Holds, but Rosa slips free to tuck Deonna! Deonna fights the lift, wrenches out, and she wrangles Rosa into the FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Rosa fights around, rolls through, but Deonna keeps the arm!

Rosa has the ROPEBREAK and the ref counts. Deonna lets off, drags Rosa up but Rosa TOSSES her out! Deonna and Rosa brawl at the ropes, the lumberjacks watching closely. Rosa fires a flurry, but Deonna HOTSHOTS the arm! Taya high-fives Deonna, but Ellering gets in Taya’s face. Rosa runs to SPEAR Deonna onto the lumberjacks! Another wild wipeout and the fans are thunderous! Rosa drags Deonna up to RAM her into steel steps! Rosa then stalks Deonna, but Diamante & Taya CLOBBER Ellering! The fans boo but Rosa drags Deonna up and into the ring. Rosa sees Diamante but Diamante fires hands first!

The fans boo but Leyla goes after Diamante, payback for ROH’s Lights Out match! Deonna is in the ring, the count is climbing, and it is getting chaotic on the outside! Red Velvet is after Billie Starkz, a preview of their ROH Women’s World TV Championship match, and then Taya sneaks Deonna a spare turnbuckle bar! Deonna CLOBBERS Rosa!! The ref misses all of this as Deonna covers, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

Well, call this one a team effort as Taya even raises Deonna’s hand in victory! Deonna hurries away before Rosa knows what hit her, but will Rosa ever get her revenge?

 

The Patriarchy heads for gorilla position.

Christian Cage is ready to lead his family to victory, but watching in the background is Kip Sabian. Will Mr. Superbad have something to say about AEW’s “Father of the Year” becoming a champion?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Be ready on August 1st as we’ll have a special Thursday Night Collision! Still at regular time of 8 PM Eastern on TNT, tickets on sale now!

 

Vacated Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships: The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy!

Juice Robinson & The Gunns didn’t like that AEW management stripped them of these titles just because Jay White got hurt, but they were at least given this title opportunity to win the titles back. Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make The Switchblade proud? Or will Christian Cage and his “sons,” Nick Wayne & Killswitch/Luchasaurus triumph together?

The introductions are made, the belts are displayed, and only one trio can leave with them after tonight!

Fans chant for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” and they cheer as he rips off the shirt! The trios sort out and we start with Austin and Nick. Austin fires up, the fans are with him, and the two tie up. They go around, Austin digs in his heels to then wrench, wristlock, and headlock. Nick pries free to headlock back, but Austin powers out. Nick pulls hair, mocks the finger guns, then reels Austin back in for a takeover. Austin headscissors, Nick kips free but roles reverses as Austin hits a takeover but Nick headscissors. Austin kips free, blocks the arm-drag and he whips Nick for a hip toss. Nick flips through, Austin shoves him away then dodges to hip toss and QUICK DRAW!

The fans fire up while Nick scrambles away! Austin stares the Patriarchy down, so Christian tags in! The fans boo but then Austin points to Juice. The fans chant for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” again so Austin tags him in! The fans fire up as Juice and Christian stare down. They circle, but then Christian tags out to Killswitchasaurus. The fans boo but now the dinosaur steps into the ring. The two tie up, Juice puts Luchasaurus in a corner and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Luchasaurus just steps up to Juice. Juice CHOPS again, and again! Luchasaurus swings, Juice dodges to kick, but Luchasaurus blocks to CHOP Juice down!

The fans boo but Luchasaurus stands Juice up. Juice BITES Luchasaurus’ hand! Juice stomps a foot, CLUBS away on Luchasaurus, then runs. Christian gets a cheap shot in! And a HOTSHOT! HEADBUTT from Luchasaurus! The fans boo more but The Patriarchy soaks it up as Collision goes picture in picture.

Luchasaurus drags Juice up to fire off hands in the corner! The ref counts, Luchasaurus tags Christian and Christian fires hands. Christian talks trash right in Juice’s face, but he lets off to talk smack on the Gunns. Nick CHOKES Juice in the distraction! Christian storms up, Juice fires body shots in return! Christian CLUBS Juice for it! Christian stomps away on Juice, rains down fists, but The Gunns coach Juice up. Christian drags Juice up, tags Nick, and they mug Juice. Nick whips Juice to ropes, then UPPERCUTS him down! Nick pushes Juice to a cover, ONE!! Juice is tougher than that but Nick drags him up.

Nick bumps Juice off buckles, tags in Luchasaurus, and they mug Juice. Luchasaurus puts Juice on ropes to CHOP him down! Luchasaurus CHOKES Juice on ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and Luchasaurus stalks Juice to a corner. Luchasaurus whips corner to corner, runs up and YAKUZA BOOTS! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus drags Juice up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Nick. Nick drags Juice out to snapmare, then he scrapes his soles on JIuice’s face! Nick runs to KICK Juice in the back! Nick sucker punches Austin, then scurries away. Collision returns to single picture as Juice THROWS Nick away!

The fans fire up while Nick and Juice crawl, hot tag to Colten! Colten rallies on Nick, then dodges Luchasaurus to DROPKICK him! Colten swings on Christian but Christian gets away. Colten runs to STINGER SPLASH Nick! Colten keeps moving, and he hits the crossover NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Colten drags Nick over, tags in Austin, and Austin bumps Nick off buckles. Austin fires hands, ROCKS Nick, then runs corner to corner and back again, only for Nick to dodge! Austin’s splash sends him tumbling up and out to the floor! Colten checks on his brother but Nick smirks. Nick goes out to fetch Austin and puts him in the ring.

Austin flounders, Nick stomps him around, then covers, TWO! Nick drags Austin over, tags Christian, and they CLAW Austin’s back! The ref reprimands but Christian CHOKES Austin on ropes! The ref counts, Christian lets off, and Christian taunts Colten. Christian drags Austin up to snapmare, then he ELBOWS Austin in the head. Christian CLAWS Austin’s face, tags Luchasaurus, and they mug Austin. Luchasaurus CHOPS Austin in the corner, brings him around, and wrenches for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Austin is still in this but Luchasaurus drags him back up. Luchasaurus puts him in the corner but Austin BOOTS!

Austin ELBOWS Nick, glares at Christian, but then goes up and over! Hot tag to Juice! Juice CLOBBERS Nick, scares Christiani off, but Nick kicks. Nick goes up and up, but Juice avoids the cutter! JAB! JAB! JAB! “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” LEFT HAND O’ GOD! And a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Nick survives but Juice drags Nick up. Juice whips, Christian gets Nick out of th ering to safety. But Juice PLANCHAS them both down! The father and son take a fall, Juice puts Nick in. But Luchasaurus grabs Juice! Colten & Austin CLOBBER Luchasaurus first! They then whip Luchasaurus hard into railing! Luchasaurus tumbles up and over!

Nick is in the ring, Juice LARIATS him in the corner! The fans fire up as Juice goes corner to corner for a CANNONBALL! Juice drags Nick up, reels him in, suplex and JACKHAMMER! Cover, Christian breaks it! But Austin is there! And Colten, too! Christian is surrounded! Christian tries to run for it but he gets reeled into a BIG atomic drop! Austin ROCKS Christian! Colten ROCKS Christian! Juice DECKS Christian! The fans fire up as The Guns DOUBLE LARIAT Christian and themselves out of the ring! Nick sneaks up on Juice, but Juice blocks the low blow! Nick’s being a bad boy, Juice reels him in!

Juice FALLING POWERBOMBS Nick! High stack, TWO!! Nick survives and Juice is beside himself! Juice drags Nick to a drop zone, goes up the corner, but Nick anchors him! Luchasaurus returns to grab Juice, for a SUPER CHOKE SLAM!! Nick goes up and up and tags Christian, so he can ARIHARA MOONSAULT the Gunns! Christian is up, to FROG SPLASH Juice! Cover, TWO?!? Juice survives and Christian is furious! The fans are thunderous but Christian hauls Juice up. Nick runs in, but Juice DUMPS Nick out hard! Christian CLUBS Juice for that, brings him to Luchasaurus, but then Juice ducks! The HEADBUTTS his Christian!

Christian staggers, Juice reels him in, JUICE IS LOOSE!! Cover, NICK BREAKS IT!! And with just nanoseconds to spare! Austin drags Nick out, they brawl! Colten intercepts Luchasaurus, but Christian pokes Juice in the eyes! Christian chicken wings Juice for the KILL- NO, Juice spins that around on him! But then Christian grabs the ref! Mother Shayna MACES Juice!! Christian turns Juice around, KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Patriarchy wins!

Winners: The Patriarchy, by pinfall (NEW Unified World Trios Champions)

Christian promised his family they’d have championships together, and it would seem his promise came true! The lights flicker, but they stay up. Was that just a glitch? Or is there something Christian is overlooking?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision here to start the “Road to Wembley” series in the ESports Stadium. The stage and ramp look great, but this new theme song they’re using instead of Elton John is not a good song. It has like marching band drums but still tries to be rock ‘n’ roll, they need to scrap it and try again. That aside, Darby VS Mortos was a great opener, and Darby of course won to bring momentum into Blood & Guts. Good promo from Darby to officially challenge Jack Perry for the TNT Championship, you can bet that’s happening. A shame for Skye Blue getting hurt tonight, but taking a crossbody from that high up is hard to judge. Hopefully the injury isn’t too severe. But good promo from Shida after to call out Britt, that’ll be a great match for Dynamite.

Great match from Fenix and Nese, and great win for Fenix, even if that was the extent of things. Great debut for Hologram/Holo.grm, formerly Aramis in AAA. He got to show a lot of what he can do, and even then I think there’s even more in his arsenal he held back. Great match from Roddy VS Ishii but I should’ve figured Taven & Bennett would show up to help Roddy win. Mark and Kyle running out there was logical, and no Cassidy was curious. It subtly builds that new moodiness to Cassidy, given he was in his more negative, dark denim and Pixies song mood on Dynamite. But great promo from Mark to hype up Blood & Guts as well as Death Before Dishonor.

Likewise, great promo from The Acclaimed with Billy making them get serious. Angry Acclaimed could make for some interesting stuff, especially if they kept it up towards their title match. Speaking of, FTR had a great promo but them setting a goal for another match with The Bucks at All In, I guess I was right to think that was the plan all along. Battle of the Belts 11 is coming so maybe that’s where we get Bucks VS Acclaimed? If that’s the case, then it feels like a given that Bucks win to go on to All In, which is a shame for The Acclaimed. Very good promo from Jericho to call out Suzuki, though I don’t think it added anything. They’re maybe leaning a little too hard into Jericho always needing TV time no matter the show, but whatever.

Good promo from Dusty & The Von Erichs, but did they really need to wait until AEW was back in Texas to get that trio going again? Well, given who the new trios champs are, I wouldn’t mind seeing Dusty & The Von Erichs going after The Patriarchy, especially with the obvious “Christian can bring up Dusty” promo waiting to be used. The trios championship match was great stuff, and they did a really good job making us think Bang Bang Gang was gonna win. But being Heels, Christian & The Patriarchy of course won via cheating. The flickering lights were a very subtle nod to The House of Black, but I would’ve preferred just a full tease, maybe just The House applauding from the tron and saying they’ll see Christian soon. And with Kip Sabian watching backstage, I feel like maybe Kip is the third man while Buddy Murphy is away.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/19/24)

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!

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The word of the day is “Rampage!”

Tomohiro Ishii joins The Conglomeration to take on The Undisputed Kingdom! Will this Freshly Squeezed formation tear down Strong, Taven & Bennett?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom; The Conglomeration wins.
  • Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners; Jericho & Bill win.
  • Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher; Suzuki wins.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell; Kris wins.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party; The Lucha Brothers win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

While Mark Briscoe will be facing Roderick Strong next Friday for the ROH World Championship, his friends of Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Tomohiro Ishii will be taking on Roddy, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett right here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed, The Violent Artist & the Stone Pitbull tear The Kingdom down? Or will Rampage in Little Rock be Undisputed?

The trios sort out, Roddy starts against Kyle, and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. They fight for control in the clinch, end up on ropes, but then move around again. Roddy wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Kyle spins and drop toeholds. Kyle floats to a waistlock but Roddy fights up. Roddy wrenches out, headlocks for the takeover, but Kyle rolls to a cover! ONE, but Roddy does not let go of the headlock. Roddy shifts to a clinch, but Kyle trips him up and floats for a leg. Roddy kicks at Kyle but Kyle stays close. Roddy wants a leg but Kyle kneels on Roddy to block. They knuckle lock, and Roddy fights up.

Roddy waistlocks, Kyle arm-drags to throw Roddy down, but Roddy trips Kyle. Kyle uses his leg guard but Roddy cartwheels away, and the fans cheer the stand off! The two reset, but then Cassidy tags in. Taven also tags in, and Cassidy runs up to get around. Cassidy headlocks, Taven powers up and out, then drops down to hurdle over. Cassidy blocks hip toss to hip toss back! Cassidy arm-drags, then he fakes Taven out! Taven is mad but Cassidy DROPKICKS him! Cassidy kips up, is a little wobbly for it, but the fans cheer. Ishii grabs Taven’s hair to keep him cornered while Cassidy storms over.

Cassidy tags Ishii, they double whip and then Ishii runs Taven over! Taven scrambles away, tags Bennett, but Ishii just runs Bennett over! And runs him over again! Taven comes back but gets run over! Roddy runs in and RAMS Ishii, but Ishii rebounds to run Roddy over! The fans fire up but The Kingdom mugs Ishii! The fans boo while The Kingdom reels Ishii in. Ishii fights the double suplex! Ishii tries to double suplex The Kingdom! The Kingdom CLUBS away on Ishii, but Cassidy steps in, as does Kyle! They help Ishii DOUBLE SUPLEX The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Cassidy flexes while he and Kyle stand down.

Ishii dares Roddy to get in, then he goes to Bennett. Ishii bumps Bennett off buckles, tags Kyle, and Kyle tags Cassidy. The Conglomeration has Bennett against ropes so that Kyle can KICK, Ishii can CHOP, and Cassidy can “chop.” KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! CHOP! Now Cassidy’s getting into it! KICK, CHOP, CHOP! Bennett sputters, Kyle & Ishii feed him to Cassidy’s SHOTGUN! Ishii covers, TWO! Bennett flounders around but Ishii stomps him, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Roddy shouts at Ishii but Ishii drags Bennett up and over to bump off buckles. Tag to Cassidy and he brings Bennett up to snapmare. Cassidy “runs” to LAZY ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy keeps Bennett from The Kingdom and tags in Kyle. They mug Bennett, then Kyle wrenches Bennett to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle hammerlocks, spins Bennett and snapmares him into a seated COBRA TWIST! Bennett endures, Cassidy gets in the shot so he can thumbs up, and then Kyle rolls Bennett into a cobra cradle! But Taven & Roddy distract the ref! Kyle lets Bennett go, and he stomps Bennett at the ropes.

Kyle bumps Bennett off Cassidy’s foot, then tags in Ishii. Ishii stalks Bennett, CHOPS him, but Bennett CHOPS back! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Bennett CHOPS again, and that hurts his hand more than it does Ishii’s chest! Bennett CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS Bennett down! Rampage returns to single picture as Bennett sputters. Ishii CHOPS him again, and again, and again! Taven runs in, Ishii kicks him low, and fires a CHOP! Ishii CHOPS Taven, CHOPS Bennett, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, fans “WOO~!” and then Ishii runs. But Roddy trips Ishii up! The ref reprimands, Ishii BOOTS Roddy, and then Ishii breaks The Kingdom’s double clothesline!

Ishii comes back, he DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom, but Roddy DROPKICKS Ishii right after! The fans rally while Ishii and Bennett crawl again. Bennett hot tags Roddy and Roddy scoops Ishii for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Ishii up to push him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS and Ishii sure felt that one! Roddy CHOPS again, then brings him around. Roddy fires forearms and haymakers, but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” Tag to Taven, he fires hands on Ishii. Taven snapmares Ishii to then CHOP him! Taven talks smack, then he sucker punches Cassidy! Taven tries to convince Kyle he’s on the wrong side, but Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES Taven!

Taven flounders, the fans rally up, hot tag to Kyle! Bennett jumps in but gets a kitchen sink knee for it! Kyle BOOTS Taven, KICKS Bennett, then he KICKS Taven! Roddy steps in, but then steps out when Kyle spots him. So Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy! Kyle fires off strikes on Taven, but Taven avoids the leg sweep! Taven CLAWS Kyle’s eyes, says he doesn’t wanna do this, but then Ishii ROCKS Taven! Kyle reels Taven into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett hurries in but Cassidy CROSSBODIES Bennett down! Taven powers up but Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy again! Taven fights but Ishii tags in.

Ishii takes Taven and suplexes while Kyle aims, CHASING THE DRAGON!! Ishii covers, Bennett breaks it! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Bennett stops the DDT! Bennett suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And then AX & SMASH from Kyle! Ishii LARIATS Bennett inside-out! The Conglomeration regroups while the fans fire up! Kyle runs to forearm SMASH Taven in the corner! Cassidy SMASHES, too! Then Ishii corner LARIATS! They hoist Taven up, Ishii climbs, but Roddy & Bennett wipe out Kyle & Cassidy! Roddy goes after Ishii, helps Bennett pick Ishii up as a backpack, and Taven adjusts up top.

The fans boo but Roddy helps Bennett hit the PROTON PACK! And Taven adds the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO?!? Ishii survives that onslaught and shocks The Kingdom! The fans fire up while Taven tags Ishii. Roddy drags Ishii up, knees him and CLUBS him, then ROCKS him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii fires boxing elbows in return! Roddy spins but Ishii SWATS the Strong Knee! But then Roddy KNEES Ishii’s lariat! Roddy fires elbows of his own, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Cassidy tags in and goes up! The Kingdom runs in but Cassidy leaps over them both! Cassidy then baits The Kingdom in and DUMPS The Kingdom out!

Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but The Kingdom catch him! They RAM him into apron, RAM him into railing, then set him up for Roddy to WRECK him with a dropkick! The Kingdom soaks up the heat while Rampage goes picture in picture again.

Roddy hauls Cassidy up to RAILING BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, Taven ROCKS him, and Roddy puts Cassidy in the ring. Roddy tags Taven in, they stomp Cassidy, and Taven drags Cassidy up. Taven puts Cassidy in the corner but Cassidy fights back with forearms and elbows for everyone! Cassidy slides under Taven, but Taven anchors his legs! Cassidy kicks Taven away, Bennett runs in and he drags Cassidy back. Cassidy BOOTS Bennett away so Roddy anchors him now! Cassidy reaches out, but Roddy drags him back and deadlifts him for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy digs a knee in, pulls Cassidy back with a chinlock, but Cassidy endures.

Roddy grabs an arm, he drags Cassidy back, and he hits a BACKSTABBER! Tag to Bennett and he covers, TWO! Bennett drags Cassidy up to CHOP him back down! Bennett drags Cassidy up again to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bennett keeps on Cassidy with a facelock, tags Taven in, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy. Taven scoops Cassidy to BACKBREAKER, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Taven stomps a mudhole into Cassidy. Tag to Bennett but Roddy also steps in. Bennett drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Taven back in. The Kingdom set Cassidy up and run in! Bennett forearm SMASHES, but then Cassidy TOSSES Taven! Roddy runs up to KNEE Cassidy, Taven BOOTS Kyle! Roddy puts Cassidy up, and they try this again! PROTON- NO, Cassidy slips free to shove Bennett into Taven! Taven gets stuck up top, and Cassidy dodges Roddy! Hot tag to Ishii! Roddy kicks Ishii, but Ishii suplexes to BRAINBUSTER Roddy! Ishii catches Bennett, to BRAINBUSTER!

Taven finally sits up but Ishii is after him first! The fans fire up as Ishii gives Taven a SUPERPLEX! Cover, Roddy breaks it! Kyle steps in and he brawls with Roddy! The fans fire up as forearm after forearm fly back and forth! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle KNEES Roddy! Roddy avoids the ax kick to fire elbow after elbow! Only to run into a KNEE! Snapmare and Ishii SLIDING LARIATS! Taven SUPERKICKS Ishii, Bennett fireman’s carries Kyle! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER and JUST THE TIP of the knee! Ishii ENZIGIRIS Bennett! Cassidy rises, Ishii gives him the tag! Cassidy goes up to leap and sunset flip Taven! Bennett breaks it!

Bennett whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy fires up and the fans are with him! Kyle joins in, they stand Bennett up! FRESHLY SQUEEZED ANNIHILATION! Roddy runs up to BOOT Cassidy! Kyle turns Roddy around but gets a STRONG KNEE for it! Ishii spins Roddy around, Roddy dodges and returns, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Cassidy returns to ORANGE- NO, Taven dodges! But then Cassidy ducks the leg lariat to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, The Conglomeration wins!

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

A powerful trios match opens Rampage, but wait, here comes Don Callis. Why’s this creep here? The fans boo him, but Callis smiles. Cassidy sees Callis and winds up the hand! But Kyle Fletcher attacks from behind! The Aussie Arrow stomps away on Cassidy at the ropes, then rains down fists! The fans boo but wait! Here comes Mark Briscoe! The Sussex County Chicken won’t let The Protostar get away with this! He ROCKS and UPPERCUTS Kyle, then LARIATS Kyle up and out! Only for a STRONG KNEE to take Mark down! Roddy stomps Cassidy, then stomps Mark! Roddy holds up the belt and shouts, “This is mine!”

The fans boo but The Undisputed Kingdom stand tall, holding up all three belts. Will nothing stop them from conquering ROH at Death Before Dishonor?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Arkady Aura is with Saraya & Harley Cameron, and says we haven’t seen Saraya wrestle since her first round loss in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Harley speaks up and asks how that’s supposed to be Saraya’s fault. Why point the finger of blame at her? Maybe it is this company’s fault! Because Saraya has been spending this whole time training, getting “Wembley Ready,” and being an unproblematic icon! Saraya says Harley is right, and do you know why? Because AEW is scared of Saraya. The AEW Women’s Division is scared of her! Because she is the living legend, she understands.

Last year at All In, Saraya had the world at her feet! Now, they’re just keeping her off the show. Harley says doing All In Wembley without Saraya is like doing Beverly Hills Cop without Eddie Murphy! Saraya says yeah, that’s why they’re keeping her away. But they can’t do the show without her because she IS the show. All roads lead to Wembley, baby, and it doesn’t matter who she has to step on to get there. Then just who will The Outcasts take out in order to have their moment?

 

Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners!

While The Learning Tree has to defend that “For The World” Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, he and The Redwood are not shying away from competition. Will Jericho & Bill show the world they’re not afraid of big bad Minoru Suzuki? Or will Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum be the ones to teach The Learning Tree a thing or two?

The teams sort out and Bill starts against Truth. The fans rally, Truth gets around to headlock, but Bill powers up to TOSS Truth away! Truth flounders to his corner, Turbo tags in, and Turbo steps up to Bill. Jericho isn’t even taking this match seriously, he’s checking his phone! Bill knees Turbo low, CLUBS him down, but Truth tags back in. Truth runs and leaps, but Bill catches him! Bill grins, gives a thumbs up, then SLAMS Truth down! Bill says the fans know what’s up. But then Turbo tags in and The Outrunners DOUBLE CLUB Bill! Bill just frowns…! Bill turns around, he runs up, but The Outrunners dodge to DOUBLE DROPKICK!

Bill stays up but The Outrunners fire up. They spin and handshake, while flexing! Bill frowns, Truth sees and warns Turbo. Turbo looks and Bill DECKS him! Bill DECKS Truth, too! Bill then runs to BOOT Truth out of the ring! Turbo staggers up, Jericho keeps checking his phone, but Turbo CHOPS! Bill sighs and Turbo begs for mercy. Bill puts Turbo in a corner, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And he fires off haymaker after haymaker! Bill laughs as he stomps a mudhole into Turbo! The ref counts but Bill keeps going! Bill lets off, laughs some more, and Jericho says look out. Truth CHOPS Bill, but then he begs for forgiveness.

Bill powers Truth to a corner with one hand! Then he runs to SPLASH Turbo! SPLASH for Truth, SPLASH for Turbo! BOOT for Truth, and then Bill choke grips Turbo. SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! And then he tags Jericho! Jericho smirks and waves to the fans. “Hi, guys~!” Cover, Jericho & Bill win!

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

Bad Apple Keith kicks Truth out of the ring, then he stands tall with his guys. Keith tells the Outrunners to respect Chris Jericho, but he and Bill won’t be around to help Jericho on Wednesday. Will Jericho be able to survive Minoru Suzuki in the shadow of Blood & Guts? Or will Suzuki tear down The Learning Tree #ForTheWorld?

Wait, speaking of Suzuki, here he comes! He has his own match tonight, but he wants to look Jericho in the eye one more time before Dynamite. Will the Meanest Man in the World make an example out of The Butcher?

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

Rampage returns and The Butcher is already in the ring. The bell rings and Butcher talks some smack on Suzuki. Butcher then fires a forearm, but Suzuki comes back with a forearm of his own. Butcher RAMS Suzuki into a corner, the ref counts, but Butcher lets off at 4. Suzuki eggs Butcher on but Butcher pie faces Suzuki. Butcher dares Suzuki to bring it, so Suzuki fires off fast hands and forearms! Suzuki ROCKS Butcher in the corner, then goes corner to corner, so he can BOOT! Butcher staggers, Suzuki snapmares him, then runs to PENALTY- NO! Butcher blocks the kick! Butcher CLUBS the leg, then trips Suzuki.

Butcher has a standing toehold as he traps one of Suzuki’s legs. Suzuki just eggs Butcher on! Butcher stomps the leg, drops an elbow on it, then he drags Suzuki up. Butcher CLUBS Suzuki, but Suzuki just snarls. Butcher CHOPS, but Suzuki isn’t impressed. Butcher CHOPS again, Suzuki eggs him on, so Butcher fires more CHOPS! Suzuki just laughs! Butcher ROCKS Suzuki, kicks low, then kicks again. Butcher reels Suzuki in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Suzuki and he fires body shots on Butcher. Suzuki ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher HEADBUTTS! Butcher vows to break Suzuki’s back!

Butcher half nelsons, but Suzuki slips around to waistlock. Butcher elbows free, runs, but Suzuki follows, drop steps to get around, and has the SLEEPER! Suzuki wrangles Butcher, squeezes tight, but Butcher endures. Suzuki spins Butcher around and reels him in, and the fans fire up for the Gotch Lift! Butcher’s big, but Suzuki still lifts him, holds him up, and then PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Suzuki wins!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

A gritty fight for Suzuki and Butcher, and this was in a normal match! What won’t Suzuki do to Jericho when it is FTW Rules?

 

The Conglomeration speaks.

Mark Briscoe says, “For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock for the past couple months, you are looking at the group that has come to be known as The Conglomeration. You know about my main man with the game plan, OC, and Kyle O’Reilly. Let me introduce to you Tomohiro Ishii, henceforth to be known as Big Time! That’s right! Here in The Conglomeration, there is only two rules. First and foremost, you gotta be down to conglomerate. And secondly, you cannot in any way, shape or form, be a s*it head!” Kyle shrugs and nods, because it’s true.

Mark then says that brings us to the word of the day! The word of the day is… Discombobulation! Kyle asks the country of origin. American! Can he use it in a sentence? In the midst of Mark’s discombobulation, Roderick Strong cracked him in the jaw with a knee, and stood over him, holding up Mark’s ROH World Championship high in the air! Now that done pissed Mark off, Roddy! He’s known Roddy a long time, and Roddy knows better than that! So next week, Death Before Dishonor, Mark has something for Roddy!

But before that, tomorrow night’s Collision, #BigTime Ishii is going to take Roddy on 1v1! No Kingdom, no Conglomeration, and damn sure no Don Callis Family at ringside! Roddy VS Ishii, and we’ll show y’all how we do in The Conglomeration! Because they’re ’bout to RARARARARA!! The Chicken is all fired up, but will the Stone Pitbull be able to take a big bite out of the Savior of the Backbreaker?

 

Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor knows The Babe with the Power wants payback on her just as badly as she wants to run Willow’s life. But while Willow went and won the CMLL Women’s World Championship, Kris has just been grumbling and plotting with Big Stoke. Will Kris make an example out of Sydni tonight? Or will the Heart of Hutchinson, Kansas be unbreakable?

The bell rings and Kris DISCUS LARIATS right away! Stoke fires up but the fans are torn as Kris hauls Sydni back up. Kris ROCKS Sydni, CHOPS her, then fires off haymakers in the corner! The ref counts, Kris stomps a mudhole in, then she digs her boots in. The ref counts, Kris gets in his face about it, then goes back to Sydni. Kris drags Sydni up to snap suplex! Sydni flounders but Stokely smiles. Kris runs corner to corner, UPPERCUTS, then goes side to side, but Sydni ELBOWS her! Sydni fires forearm snow and has Kris in a corner! The fans fire up, Sydni fires up, and she whips. Kris reverses to then scoop and pop Sydni around!

Kris tucks Sydni in for STATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

As Stokely says, every night is #StaturdayNight, especially when Kris wins like that. She has Stoke stand on her while she does push-ups just to show off, but will Kris be ready when Willow returns with a vengeance?

 

Holo.grm loads up.

Whoever this mysterious masked man is, he is ready, and he promises that tomorrow night on Collision, we will see him debut! Will Holo.grm prove to be more than meets the eye?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Collision is already stacked with Strong VS Ishii, Holo.grm’s debut, and the Unified World Trios Championship match, The Patriarchy VS The Bang Bang Gang, but Skye Blue’s challenge to Hikaru Shida has been answered! Will the Shining Samurai cut through the Chicago Skye to find her way back to the top of the ranks? We’ll also see Darby Allin return to action against The Beast Mortis! Will The Relentless One sharpen his edge for Blood & Guts? Plus, the Lumberjack match has been made official! Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo, with other AEW stars all around ringside, will this be where La Mera Mera and The Virtuosa finally settle the score?

 

The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix are looking to get in on the tag title chase, but so are Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy. While The Acclaimed still have to shoot their shot at The Young Bucks, which team will be waiting for them on the other side?

The teams sort out and Fenix starts against Brother Zay. The fans rally, Zay offers a handshake, and Fenix takes it. But then Fenix ROCKS Zay! Zay ROCKS Fenix back, they fire forearms, and Zay fires forearms again and again. Zay whips, Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix kicks, SOBATS, KICKS a leg, then kicks again, but Zay blocks! Zay steps over, GAMANGIRI! Zay runs, but Fenix pops him up, only for Zay to RANA! Zay whips, Fenix reverses but Zay reverses back. Fenix goes up and out to the apron, Zay runs in, Fenix dodges the triangle jump, and then Fenix slingshot SENTONS! Fenix stands Zay up, but Zay fights the underhooks!

Zay RAMS Fenix into the corner, tags Quen, and Quen rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix comes back, but gets a pop-up DROPKICK for it! Penta tags in and the fans fire up! Penta blocks, Quen blocks then Quen ROCKS Penta! Quen goes up, brings Penta to the top with him, but Penta CLUBS Quen! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen, then slingshots up to SUPER RANA Quen away! The fans fire up, Quen returns but Penta BOOTS him! Quen tries again, Penta pops him up and SUPERKICKS him while upside-down! Quen flops to the apron then the floor and the fans fire up. Penta builds speed, but Zay CROSSBODIES him!

Fenix MISSILE DROPKICKS Zay! Quen returns to PELE Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Zay and Fenix bail out, Penta and Quen slowly stand up. Penta eggs Quen on, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Quen steps up to Penta, and Penta says uno momento. Penta dramatically takes off his glove, but Quen says no, let him. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” Penta says okay, listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Quen, so Quen comes back to say “SHOTS!” “CERO! MIEDO!” “SHOTS!” They go back and forth, taunt for taunt, then Penta CHOPS! Quen is stinging but he composes himself. Quen comes back, CHOPS, but that hurts his hand more than it does Penta’s body! Penta says okay, and he unbuttons Quen’s shirt, to CHOP him down! The fans fire up with Penta as he does a “SHOTS! SHOTS!” dance! So Quen returns to fire forearms!

Quen ROCKS Penta, runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Quen BOOTS him down! Quen nods, runs up, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, Penta blocks a kick to HEEL KICK, only for Quen to ROUNDHOUSE back! Both men wobble, then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE! Both men fall and the fans fire back up! Quen and Penta crawl, hot tags to Zay and Fenix! Fenix ROCKS Zay, Zay ROCKS Fenix, and Fenix fires off a strike fest! Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” But Zay wrenches out to facelock back! But Fenix fights the suplex, wrenches out, and KICKS Zay!

Fenix reels Zay in, but then Zay wrenches out. Zay reels Fenix back in, but Fenix wrenches out to mule kick. Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” but Zay wrenches out to ROCK Fenix! Zay eggs Fenix on, pie faces, and he fires a forearm! Fenix fires back, they go back and forth, and the fans rally up. Fenix and Zay huff ‘n’ puff, and they keep throwing shots! Zay gets the edge, but Fenix returns in kind! Rampage returns to single picture as they both throw forearms at the same time, again and again! It is fast and furious and the fans love it! Penta runs in just to BLAST Quen! The Lucha Bros mug Zay, double whip, but Quen is there for some SILLY STRONG!

Penta flounders out, Quen HOTSHOTS Fenix! Zay brings Fenix around, Quen goes up, AFTER PARTY STOMPS! Quen goes up and up to ESCALARA SENTON onto Penta! Zay SWANTON BOMBS Fenix! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and shocks Zay! The fans rally up and Zay brings Fenix up. Tag to Quen, and Private Party puts Fenix up top. Quen runs up, GIN- NO, Fenix holds onto the corner and Quen tumbles! Penta also waistlocks Zay but Zay fights free with elbows. Penta shoves Zay so that Fenix can tightrope walk PENALTY KICK! Then Penta SLINGBLADES Zay down! Quen gets in, he gets a SLINGBLADE, too!

The fans fire up for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta brings Quen in but Quen slips free and shoves Penta into Fenix! Fenix lands on his firebird and Quen helps Zay up. GIN & JUICE!! Cover, but Penta returns to break it and hit a DESTROYER on Zay!! Quen is shocked while Little Rock is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as “A E DUB!” gives us this main event. Quen drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix eggs Quen on so Quen stomps away on him! Quen drags Fenix up, reels him in, but Fenix wrenches out to underhook and BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Fenix tags Penta and they aim at Zay. DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

Quen is alone, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for him, too! Then Penta drags Quen up and Fenix goes up! Tuck and “CERO! MIEDO!” LB PILEDRIVER!! Then Fenix DIVES onto Zay for good measure! Penta covers, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Private Party put up a fight to be sure, but Penta y Fenix just wanted it that much more! Will the Lucha Brothers be watching Blood & Guts very, very closely?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage here, and even the squash matches served some purpose. Kris crushing Sydni was mostly for momentum, but it felt like that was the first real showing of Kris’ Heel attitude with her trash talking the whole time. Jericho letting Bill do all the work against The Outrunners was naturally how that match was going, but it works perfectly in character and story for them. And Jericho crossing paths with Suzuki before Suzuki puts Butcher away rather quickly was good, too. The go home math is therefore even ahead of their FTW Championship match, but I wonder if Jericho was texting someone who could interfere for him since Keith & Bill can’t. But it can’t be Jeff Cobb, though, he’s locked in for NJPW’s G1 Climax.

Very good promo from The Outcasts, and while Toni Storm VS Mariah May is one title match and Mercedes Mone VS Britt Baker is another, Saraya could end up putting out an open challenge and it is answered by someone big from Stardom or CMLL for a first-time-ever kind of match to make All In even more historic. Great tag team main event from Lucha Brothers VS Private Party, with it mostly being for momentum. Private Party has finally been back on track now that both guys are healthy, but Lucha Bros winning out made sense. Penta & Fenix have been great as a team and as individuals, they’re both primed to take on just about any team or even singles champs if needed.

And great opener from The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom, even though I’m surprised they did such a Six Man Tag already. The Conglomeration winning could still feed into my idea that Cassidy & Kyle get an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Death Before Dishonor, but it also gives us a reason for Ishii VS Roddy tomorrow night. Great promo from Mark Briscoe in that, too, he continues to be one of the best underappreciated promo guys in all of wrestling today. I feel like Mark is going to retain the title against Roddy given how Shane Taylor is gunning for Mark, but that really depends on if Tony Khan is even paying attention to his own shows.

My Score: 8.7/10


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