Another special night for AEW Dynamite!
The Natural Nightmares, the Young Bucks, Best Friends or FTR. All four top contenders are in a Tag Team Gauntlet match! Who survives to punch their tickets to All Out and an AEW World Tag Team Championship match?
- Tag Team Gauntlet Part 1: The Natural Nightmares VS The Young Bucks; The Young Bucks win and advance to Part 2.
- Tag Team Gauntlet Part 2: Best Friends VS The Young Bucks; Best Friends win and advance to Part 3.
- Tag Team Gauntlet Part 3: FTR VS Best Friends; FTR wins and will challenge Kenny Omega & Hangman Page for the AEW Tag Team Championships at All Out.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts VS Sean Maluta; Archer wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers VS Joey Janela, Sonny Kiss, Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison; The Butcher, Blade & Lucha Brothers win.
- 3v1 Handicap Match: Britt Baker, Rebel & Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Big Swole; Big Swole wins and gets to choose the stipulation for a match with Britt Baker 1v1.
- Tables Match: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara; Guevara wins.
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Chris Jericho joins commentary!
Le Champion, the Demo God, is preparing for his Mimosa Mayhem Match with Orange Cassidy, by joining Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone at the announce desk! And with (limited) fans back in the stands, he gets to enjoy them singing along with this theme song again!
Tag Team Gauntlet Part 1: The Natural Nightmares w/ Allie VS The Young Bucks!
The #4 and #3 ranked teams in the AEW Tag Team Division start us off in a huge opening match! But who moves on to round two and the Best Friends in this incredible gauntlet match?
The bell rings, QT avoids a superkick! Nick rolls QT up, TWO, QT rolls Nick, ONE! The two stand off and fans cheer. They tie up, QT powers out of a headlock and drops down, but Nick blocks the hip toss to backslide, TWO! QT sunset flips, TWO! Nick sweeps the legs, covers, ONE, QT sweeps and covers, ONE! Nick waistlocks, QT switches, Nick switches back, QT switches yet again, but Nick bucks him off and tags in Matt. Nick elbows QT, Matt slingshot sunset flips, TWO! QT is up, kicks low and headlocks to tag in Dustin. Matt powers out, QT bails out before the superkick and Dustin runs Matt over! Things keep moving, Matt hip tosses but Dustin kicks him away to arm-drag him down! Matt arm-drags back, and again, but Dustin avoids the third!
Fans cheer and Allie does, too, even though Dustin catches his breath. Fans let him know “You still got it!” and he dodges Matt. Matt fakes out the arm-drag rolls Dustin up, TWO! Dustin hits the SPINNING POWERSLAM! Nick runs in, SPINNING POWERSLAM! Dustin drags Matt up, wrenches and tags QT. The Natural Nightmares double wrench and double Russian Leg Sweep! QT covers, TWO! QT keeps his cool as the fans rally for the Bucks. QT whips, dropkicks and covers, TWO! QT keeps on Matt with a wrench, tag to Dustin, and Dustin climbs up. Dustin takes half a deep breath to drop an elbow on Matt’s elbow.
Dustin wrenches, wristlocks and wrings Matt out to drop a leg on the arm. Dustin keeps on that arm but Matt fights up. Dustin wrenches, headlocks but Nick tags in. Matt powers out, Dustin dodges him but Nick shoulders in and slingshots up and over. Nick gets a boost from Matt to dropkick Dustin down. QT runs in but gets a double dropkick! Allie checks on QT but Nick goes back to Dustin. Dustin ROCKS Nick with an uppercut! And another! Nick knees low, bumps Dustin off buckles, tag to Matt. The Bucks double whip Dustin, Nick whips Matt in to ROCK Dustin with a forearm! Nick hits a corner clothesline, then the Bucks combine for the BULLDOG DROPKICK COMBO! Matt covers, TWO!
Matt keeps close, tags Nick in and they mug Dustin. Nick throws haymakers, whips Dustin to ropes but Dustin says, “Not today!” Rhodes Uppercut! Matt tags back in, Dustin reels Nick in but Matt goes to superkick! Dustin blocks it, kicks Matt low and reels Matt in, for the DESTROYER! The fans and other wrestlers rally up as both Matt and Dustin crawl. Hot tags to QT and Nick! QT rallies on Nick with clotheslines, a whip, but Nick reverses. QT LEAPS to shoulder Nick down! QT decks Matt, gives Nick a lethal combination! Cover, TWO! QT drags Nick up, scoops him, but Nick slips out to tag in Matt. QT fights them both, sets them both up, for the handspring, but the Bucks get clear to DOUBLE SUPERKICK!
Dustin gets up, to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans fire up as Matt drags QT around and Nick climbs up. Matt fireman’s carries QT, but QT slips out and shoves Matt into buckles! QT rolls Matt up, TWO!! Matt runs into a pop-up FOREARM! QT has Matt but Matt powers out and Nick enziguris! Tag to Nick, double mule kicks to take the legs out, B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Matt keeps Dustin out, the Bucks win!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (advance to Part 2)
The night is over for the Natural Nightmares, but there’s no time to rest for Matt and Nick! Here comes the #2 ranked team, Chuck Taylor and Trent!
Tag Team Gauntlet Part 2: Best Friends VS The Young Bucks!
Chuckie T and Nick start this one off, they tie up and Chuck puts Nick in the Best Friends corner. He rams shoulders in over and over, tags Trent in and the Best Friends double whip to double shoulder! Cover, TWO! Trent drags Nick back up, throws big forearms and a CHOP! Nick hobbles, Trent bumps him off buckles and tags in Chuck. Chuck throws forearms, whips Nick but Nick reverses. Chuck goes up and over but his leg jams. Nick hits Trent for good measure and clubs away on Chuck. Nick whips, Chuck reverses but Nick goes up and out to Penalty Kick Trent! Nick slingshots to facebuster Chuck, but Trent avoids the cartwheel moonsault to SPEAR Nick down! Fans fire up again as Trent scowls.
Chuck hits Matt down, throws him out to no man’s land, and then gets in for Trent to feed Nick to the Sexy Chuckie Knee! Trent runs to PSYCHO KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives but Best Friends keep their cool. Chuck tags Trent, they mug Nick in the corner, then Trent throws big forearms. Fans rally up, Trent goes corner to corner to basement KNEE Nick down! Cover, TWO! Trent keeps his cool, Nick reaches for his brother, Jericho doesn’t like the plug for Being The Elite on YouTube, but Trent tags Chuck. The Best Friends mug Nick more, Chuck underhooks for a butterfly suplex! Cover, TWO! Chuck keeps his cool as he keeps between the Bucks. Chuck forearms Nick to a corner, wrenches and whips corner to corner hard! Nick flops up and around, Chuck covers, TWO!
Chuck tags Trent, Trent climbs up and drops ax handles on Nick’s back. Trent stares Matt down, but Nick CHOPS him! Trent forearms, kicks and reels Nick in. Trent suplexes, Nick fights out! Chuck grabs hair but Nick elbows him away. Tent kicks low, whips, but Nick dodges to trip up Chuck! Nick avoids Trent, but Trent drags him out, spins him around and clubs away on the apron! Trent drags Nick up, lifts him, but Nick slips out to SUPERKICK! Nick drags Trent up in a waistlock, APRON GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans rally up as Nick crawls, hot tag to Matt! Matt rallies on Best Friends with haymakers! And CHOPS! And haymakers! And throat chops! Chuck blocks, but he gets a DDT for it!
Matt walks into Trent’s kick, Trent whips Matt but Matt reverses. Trent tumbles up and Matt drags him off to the tombstone position! Trent fights out and CHOPS back! Matt is stinging, Trent whips him but Matt boots him away! Matt goes up, flips, “YOU’RE DEAD!” TWISTING STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally again as Matt rises. Matt DECKS Chuck, goes to Trent, and Northern Lights suplexes! The Polar Express begins! Matt hits a third, but Trent counters with a TORNADO DDT! Both men are down, the fans are thunderous, and Matt and Trent hot tag Nick and Chuck! They throw forearm sin a brawl, fast and furious. Nick kicks low, runs but Chuckie clotheslines him in the corner!
Chuck runs but Nick shining wizards, enziguris! Back kick for Trent, spinning roundhouse for Chuck! Trent is in a corner, Nick shining wizards him! Then the bulldog clothesline, is turned into a pop-up SPINE BUSTER! Tag to Trent, Trent drags Nick up and coordinates with Chuck. Chuck ROCKS Nick with a forearm, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Nick is in a corner, Best Friends HUG! Trent drags Nick up, Alabama lifts Nick, but Matt keeps Chuck anchored! Nick sunset flips, TWO!! Matt trips Chuck up and Chuck clutches the leg! Trent is up and he DECKS Matt! Nick spins, Trent ducks the kick to CHOP! Trent runs into a ROUNDHOUSE! Trent ends up on the apron, Matt drags Trent out, Nick goes to the apron to SOMERSAULT SENTON Trent down!
Matt drags Trent up, into the ring and the fans are thunderous again. Nick tags Matt, they switch positions as Matt drags Trent up. Trent’s on the ropes now, Nick aims again, DRAPING 450!! Cover, TWO!! Trent survives but Bucks are not stopping here! Matt gut wrenches Trent, Nick aims, but Hangman Page is anchoring Nick?! WHY!? Trent victory rolls out of the tombstone, BEST FRIENDS WIN!!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall (advance to Part 3)
Jericho says Hangman’s drunk but that’s not it. Will the Bucks get an explanation as to why Hangman screwed over his friends? As for Beset Friends, they’re not going to have time to rest, here come Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood!
Tag Team Gauntlet Part 3: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Best Friends!
Chuck’s leg is still bothering him, but that’s not going to slow anything down! The teams sort out as AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWGauntlet.
The medics check with Chuck, but he’s not going to let a bad leg eliminate him and Trent. Best Friends get back on the apron, only for FTR to blast them off! Cash drags Chuck up and into the ring, Dax hurries after that bad leg! Dax has the leg, drags Chuck to the corner and SLAMS the leg on the post! The ref reprimands but Dax just does it again! Chuck clutches th eleg, Dax stomps up th esteps to drag him from the corner. Dax snapmares, stands on the good leg to grounded DRAGON SCREW the bad one! Dax drops elbows on the leg over and over, then tags in Cash so Cash can drop a fist! Cash looms over CHuck, drags him up and scoops, to throw him into the corner! Chuck’s in a Tree of Woe, Dax tags in, and FTR mug Chuck’s legs!
The ref reprimands, Cash elts up and Dax gets in. Trent protests but there’s nothing he can do. Dax stays betwen him and Chuck while Cash chokes Chuck on the ropes! Tlly applauds but he’s probably the only one. Dax drops down on the bad leg, then basement dropkicks Chuck in the head. Dax drops a leg, tags Cash, and Cash drags Chuck out to SLAM th eleg on the apron! Cash gets back in, drags CHuck around and drops an elbow on the knee. Cash cranks on a deep toehold, throws haymakers down on Chuck, then cranks the leg again.
AEW returns to single picture as Cash keeps cranking on the bad leg. Chuck kicks with the good one and gets free, but Cash tags Dax. Dax takes the leg and has a standing toehold. Cash runs and knocks Dax over for extra torque on the snap crank! Dax taunts Trent, drags Chuck around to drop an elbow, and a headbutt, then the leg! A little different order than normal but Dax does the same damage. Dax steps through, but Chuck counters the toehold to a cradle, TWO! Dax has the legs again, Chuck pushes him so hard that Dax knocks into Cash and BLASTS him off the apron! Chuck rolls Dax up, the referee has to sort out if Cash tagged in off that collision! He didn’t, Dax is still legal, and now the ref counts, TWO!! Chuck had Dax forever on that!
Dax drags Chuck up, Chuck jawbreakers back! Chuck clutches the bad leg, Trent BOOTS Cash down! TUlly gets on the apron, Ternt slugs Dax but Cash trips Trent up! Cash gives Trent a snap suplex to the floor! CHuck grabs Cash but Dax chop blocks Chuck! Dax looms over Chuck as fans rally up. Dax drags Chuck over, tag to Cash, deathlock and STOMP!! FTR brought back an old one from their NXT days, but Dax tags back in. Dax has the legs for the TRAILER HITCH! Chuck endures, crawls around, reaches but Cash and Tully both taunt him. Chuck still drags himself and Dax forward, but he can’t! Chuck TAPS, FTR wins!!
Winners: FTR, by submission (NEW#1 contenders to the AEW Tag Team Championships)
#FollowTheRules? Depends on how you look at it. Hangman got rid of the Bucks for them, and FTR took advantage of a battered Chuckie T. But will Hangman who are really his friends at All Out?
AEW hears from Darby Allin.
In response to last week, Darby pretends to be Ricky Starks now, with the thumbtacks in his back to complete the look. “You really think I’m afraid of you, Ricky?” Darby climbs up a bridge’s frame to jump off the top! Darby isn’t afraid of anything. Will he use that recklessness to wreck Starks’ body all over again?
AEW All Out announces the 2020 Casino Battle Royale!
Darby Allin and Lance Archer have already stepped up to participate, who else jumps in for a future AEW World Championship match?
Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts VS Sean Maluta!
As is the Murderhawk Monster tradition, Archer CLOBBERS a wrestler in the front row at ringside! Archer finally goes into the ring, will he “welcome” Maluta to AEW the same way?
Maluta goes after Archer before Justin Roberts even finishes his introduction! The forearms do nothing, the bell rings and Archer DECKS Maluta! Archer finishes his own entrance, taking off the jacket and shirt. Archer fakes the fans out, simply throwing the shirt down on the ground. Maluta gets up, Archer runs and DERAILS him! Archer pursues Maluta as Maluta flops out of the ring. Archer bumps Maluta off the apron, then has him against the railing to CHOP! Archer puts Maluta back in, looms over him, and clubs away on Maluta’s chest! The ref reprimands, Archer lets up but smiles as fans boo.
Archer drags Maluta up, Maluta fires off forearms and CHOPS, but they don’t bother Archer at all. Archer CLOBBERS Maluta again! Archer drags Maluta up, suplex TOSSES him to a corner! Archer stands Maluta up in the corner, runs corner to corner and back elbows hard! Archer keeps moving, hits another elbow, then a third! Archer soaks up the heat and then goes back to Maluta. Archer drag Maluta up, choke grip to MURDERHAWK CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Archer lets up! The Snake laughs as Archer drags Maluta up again. Archer CHOPS Maluta, hoists him up top and inverted crucifix for the BLACKOUT BOMB!! EBD CLAW!! Archer dribbles Maluta’s head, covers, and wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
Archer doesn’t let go of Maluta until he’s satisfied! The Snake “checks” on Maluta, but he doesn’t really care. Snake and Archer stick around because Snake’s going to speak, after the break.
AEW returns and Jake the Snake speaks. “Now, there are going to be 20 men that think they have the great chance of winning the Casino Battle Royal.” But only one man walks out with that, and it damn sure better be Archer. Archer has wanted to wipe the blemish off the record. That one little loss cost them so much time, but now is time for them to leave their mark. Does Archer think he can throw 20 men out? “As fast as they step in the ring, every single one of them goes out, because every… body… dies.” Feeding opponents to Archer is like feeding a wood chipper. You put the log in, confetti comes out. Some might think that’s boring, but they don’t. Roberts loves watching Archer hurt people.
But wait, who is this coming out? “Yo, kid. FTW. Bring it on.” Taz and his team come out!? Ricky Starks and Brian Cage are here, and Roberts mocks them as “The Flintstones.” Taz tells Jake needs to slow down. They’ve never crossed paths, so Taz doesn’t want Jake to make a mistake. The Murderhawk Monster will NOT be the winner at the Casino Battle Royal. It’ll be Team Taz, either through Ricky Starks or Brian Cage. Jake interrupts and tells Taz to put his guys in chicken suits, “because if they come to that battle royal, they’re going to get plucked!” Oh is that how they’ll play this? Taz is trying to be a gentleman. Jake doesn’t care about that. Taz wants to keep this calm. One of HIS men will win at All Out.
Cage and Archer want to throw down, but here comes Darby Allin! Ricky looks around but Darby is skating in from the outside! He gets right in and dropkicks Starks literally out of his shoes! And then slingshots onto Starks at the ramp! Darby has Absolute for a brawl, trips him up and hammers away! Starks gets up but can’t get away! Darby tackles Starks to the backstage area, and Archer is fired up. Jake says to leave it be for now, they’ll do this on their time. But the fans want to “Let Them Fight!” Cage eggs Archer on, holding up the FTW Championship. Forget who wins, who survives the All Out Casino Battle Royal with these four in it?
MJF and team head out.
Apparently MJF needs a walker. And he asks if Lee Johnson thinks this is funny. Lee says no. Really? Wasn’t he laughing? He wasn’t. Good. MJF vows to get Moxley for this. His walker gets stuck in the rug, so he has to strain himself to keep it going. Will Moxley literally sign away his right to use his best move?
AEW looks closely at the AEW Women’s World Championship showdown.
Hikaru Shida put out an open challenge. “If you think you are strong enough, tough enough and you think you have enough passion, show me. I am waiting.” The open challenge was answered by Thunder Rosa, the current NWA Women’s World Champion. Tony Schiavone remembers first seeing Rosa and thinking, “This girl is one of the most talented women’s wrestlers in the world.” Rosa vows to raise women’s wrestling to a new level. NWA President Billy Corgan tells fans who don’t know Rosa to prepare for a surprise, because no one loves the sport and a good fight like her.
JR speculates the magnitude of Thunder Rosa becoming a dual champion between NWA and AEW. That’s a “big if,” because wrestling is what Shida is put on this earth to do. When AEW Management approached Corgan about such a collaboration, Rosa VS Shida, he was all for it. All champions should be fighting champions, and this is a great opportunity for the two companies to work together. We get a glimpse at the contract signing between Shida and Rosa. They both sign on the dotted line and it is official. Rosa says that title will be hers, but Shida says she will win. Only one will be proven right on September 5th!
MJF and team head to the ring.
The walker gets stuck again but he manages to make it down the steps of the ramp and to the ring. Though he obviously needs help to get through the ropes. Is MJF even medically cleared for All Out? Moxley makes his entrance now, from the stands! The fans cheer as Moxley has his copy of the contract. Moxley joins MJF and the rest in the ring, and MJF’s lawyer reminds us that the contract is to ban the “double arm DDT” for the All Out championship match. MJF signed it and says it’s that easy. Moxley double checks it as MJF says we’ve seen a million contract signings in wrestling. 10 out of 10 times, it ends in physicality. But “Jonathan,” as much as MJF would love to slap off that snide smirk over Moxley attacking “like a gutless coward” trying to end MJF’s career, MJF won’t. Because unlike-
The fans cheer loudly so MJF has to speak louder. MJF says he can separate business from emotions. So please, practice social distancing. Kinda like his hairline right now. Hah, funny. MJF will get there one day, after he hits puberty. Hah, really funny. Moxley talks rather eloquently for “someone from Middle America, not that that says much.” And Moxley is sharp, like a marble. But MJF has to admit everyone wants to see this match. Since it was announced, fans have been clamoring for Dictator Jon VS MJF. But MJF just doesn’t get the hype of this “one trick pony.” Ooh~ look at me, I’m Jon Moxley, I’m crazy! But after watching him, MJF realizes Moxley is really good. And that’s why fans love him, right? Fans cheer to confirm.
Fans like Moxley because he is a badass. In fact, MJF remembers when Mike Tyson was here and watching a Moxley match. Tyson pointed and said in front of everyone, “I wouldn’t want to be in a dark alley with that guy.” That’s powerful. And neither would MJF, really. No one in their right mind would. But sadly, at All Out, it won’t be an alley. It’ll be a wrestling ring. And MJF’s bad neck or not, that is where Moxley is in danger. MJF is a pro-wrestling prodigy, and on September 5th- Fans, MJF loves you but c’mon, he’s talking. MJF says that he will systematically take Moxley apart, target Moxley’s weakness and use every single part of the ring to his advantage with the same steady hands as a brain surgeon.
And then does Moxley know what happens next? Moxley will panic. Moxley is not a wrestler, but a glorified goon. Moxley will try to get MJF to fall into the same trap as everyone else: going outside of the ring and into Moxley’s territory. Moxley wants MJF on the floor, by the steps, the railing, because that is all Moxley knows. All Moxley studied and idolized were guys like The Sandman, New Jack, Jon Zandig, and Onita. Y’know, “hot garbage.” The guys MJF studied were wrestlers. Buddy Rogers, Ernie Ladd and Tully Blanchard. And because of that, MJF has too high of a ring IQ to play Moxley’s game. MJF will keep Mox in the ring “like a dog on a leash” and beat Mox like the dog he is. The fanboys will be calling ASPCA but it’ll be too late. At the end of All Out, MJF has “Pretty Platinum,” the most important title in all of professional sports, and he becomes our AEW World Champion! We deserve better.
But, Jon, if you think you’re so good and are a better wrestler, MJF can’t wrap his brain around how Moxley thinks he needs one little move. Does anyone else get it? Unless Moxley isn’t man enough to beat someone without the Paradigm Shift. If that’s the case, maybe Moxley should tell his hot little wife that MJF’s single. All Moxley does is stand up hearing those fighting words, and the lawyer shouts at him to stay back or get sued. Harm a hair on MJF’s head and they’ll sue. Sign the contract or get sued! Moxley tells the lawyer, “Sit down, dick wad.” Same for Flex Magazine, Wardlow. Fans cheer Moxley on as he continues.
“Should I sign this contract?” Well he’s no lawyer, but it’s pretty simple: Does Moxley need the Paradigm Shift to beat MJF? No. But does Moxley want to dump MJF six to seven more times on his head? Yes, very much. Does he want MJF to have permanent neck damage? Kinda. Because Moxley doesn’t like MJF. What MJF wants to do is take away Moxley’s most dangerous weapon, but what he’s forcing Moxley to do is to get creative. MJF is forcing Moxley to think of all the limbs he could snap. Or all the way she could choke MJF until he’s blue and passes out. Moxley is now thinking of all the ways he could hurt MJF.
Now Moxley doesn’t want to get sued, he doesn’t know any lawyers. One public defender, but even he’s in jail. So Moxley has to sign the contract, and he does. “But remember two things: Nothing you say matters; and nothing I sign matters.” Because at All Out, MJF is a dead man. The fans is fired up as Moxley signs, and MJF celebrates. “You idiot!” The lawyer says that when this is all over, maybe he’ll represent Moxley because boy did he do the stupidest thing he’s ever done! Yeah, good business. And no one broke the table. And thanks for being reasonable about Moxley’s amendment to page 17, “that was clutch.” Wait, what? There were only 16 pages. What’s on page 17? They didn’t read that? Dude, never sign something without reading it!
Because you see, next week is a tune-up match. Moxley VS the lawyer, Mark! And if Mark doesn’t show, “bonehead” MJF doesn’t get his title match! WHOA!! MJF is furious! And in the match with Mark, the Paradigm Shift WILL be legal. Wear a helmet. Hmm, maybe Moxley can be a lawyer. Thank you, AEW, good night! Moxley gets the better of MJF’s legal team, and now he’ll get to get the Paradigm Shift out of his system before All Out!
AEW reviews the coming grudge match of Best Friends and Proud ‘n’ Powerful!
Santana clears the air: Best Friends are dumbasses. Santana and Ortiz wreck Trent’s mom’s van, and the best Best Friends can come up with is, “Apologize!” They must be buggin’. And they wouldn’t have made it home that night anyway. This wasn’t even about the Best Friends anyway. But props to Best Friends puffing up your chests and helping out Orange Cassidy. But now they gotta deal with the pitbulls. PNP will apologize ahead of time that Mama Baretta wasn’t in the van when it got wrecked! Time to pay your dues to the illest, boys!
8 Man Tag: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers VS Joey Janela, Sonny Kiss, Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison!
Eddie Kingston says we already know what it is. The internet and wrestling fandom has been buzzing about him keeping Pentagon, Fenix, and the mercs focused, but a faction? C’mon, ya’ll, grow up. These are his boys from back in the day! They’re about championships, that’s why they’re all here. And that is where he will lead them and himself. Yonkers 7:30! But then, will Andy Williams, Braxton Sutter and the Lucha Bros stay focused on taking out Jersey’s Finest and the new Hollywood blondes?
The teams sort out and we begin with the Ivy League MVP with Blade. The bell rings, Blade kicks low and bumps Griff off buckles. Blade CHOPS Griff, CHOPS again, and whips corner to corner, Griff reverses, redirects and corner splashes to whip. BIG leaping splash! But Butcher gets in to clobber Griff! Things break down and it’s a brawl! Kingston’s guys throw the others out, then Fenix FLIES to take out Jersey’s Finest! Pentagon FLIES to take out the blondes! Fans fire up as Pentagon and Fenix stand Griff up. Pentagon CHOPS Griff against the railing! Fenix CHOPS, then puts Griff in. Butcher gut wrenches and Blade dropkicks into the gut wrench suplex!
Kingston is fired up, Blade runs corner to corner but Griff elbows back. Griff fires forearms, Blade knees low and runs, but Griff BOOTS him down! Griff drags Blade up, tags in Kiss, and Kiss kicks low. Kiss throws forearms, whips Blade but Blade reverses. Kiss goes Matrix to dodge, then dodges again to huricanrana! Kiss handsprings corner to corner to SLAP Blade! Kiss Matrix again but Blade gut wrenches him up! Kiss slips out to rolling elbow! Tag to Janela, they double whip Blade and double hip toss! Kiss basement dropkicks, Janela Russian Leg Sweeps! SPLIT LEG BOOT from Kiss!
Janela drags Blade up, throws forearms, and has Blade in a corner. Janela whips corner to corner, Blade dodges to tag in Butcher! Blade and Butcher each hit Janela, then Pentagon and Fenix add on! Fenix huricanranas Pentagon to cannonball into Janela, and the mercs BLAST the rest of Janela’s team down! Kingston is fired up for his guys as AEW goes picture in picture, #LBBBEightMan.
Fenix drags Janela up, whips and speeds things up to dropkick Jnalea down! Fenix gets in Pillman’s face as he drags Janela away for a rain of right forearms! Fenix drags Janela up, CHOPS him in the corner, and tags Pentagon. Pentagon wrenches but Janela fires forearms back. Pentagon KICKS Janela in the leg, Janela wags his finger but it still hurts. Pentagon SUPERKICKS Janela down! Pentagon drags Janela up and away from his team to tag in Butcher. They mug Janela, then Butcher suplex SLAMS Janela down! Butcher drags Janela back up, whips him to a neutral corner and CHOPS!
Butcher tags Fenix, Fenix goes up to JAB Janela down. Fenix rams his shoulder into Janela, and again. And again! Then Fenix fakes out Janela’s team before running, spinning and SLAPPING Janela! Tag to Pentagon, the brothers shout out Team 3D with a WAZZAP double stomp! Pentagon drags Janela up, Janela tries to fight free but Fenix tags back in. They mug Janela, but Janela fights back! Janela and Fenix trade forearms, Fenix ROCKS Janela, then taunts Janela’s team before he throws haymakers. The ref reprimands, Janela fights back but that’s not so easy 4v1. AEW returns to single picture as Fenix runs corner to corner. Janela BOOTS Fenix, fires off on Pentagon and the mercs, and goes up and over Fenix.
Fenix gets Janela, headlocks, Janela powers out to DECK Fenix! Butcher gets in to throw Janela out! Janela hits back and hotshots Butcher away! Janela slingshots up and over Butcher then dodges Fenix to tag in Kiss! Kiss slides under to dropkick flip and uppercut! Kiss whips, Fenix reverses but Kiss huricanranas and boots Fenix away! Kiss goes up, FLYING RANA! Fenix sits up, Kiss hits a step-up senton! Kiss goes up top, fans fire up but the Axes ‘n’ Ohs misses! Fenix SUPERKICKS Kiss! Fenix blasts the blondes! Fenix drags Kiss up, wrenches and CHOPS to then go up, up and walk the ropes. Kiss trips him up! Janela drags Fenix out for an APRON DEATH VALLEY!
Pentagon mule kicks Janela, CERO! MIEDO! APRON PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!! Fenix tags Blade, Kiss tags Pillman! Pillman springboards to CLOBBER Blade with that forearm! Pillman fires up and SUPERKICKS Butcher! Butcher stays up!? Butcher swings, Pillman dodges to CHOP and CHOP! Butcher ROCKS him but Pillman CHOPS again! And again! And again! Pilman uppercuts, runs, but into a LARIAT! Blade blasts Griff, the mercs drag Pillman up, suplex POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Pentagon tags in, and he coordinates with Fenix, draping dumdum stomp DDT!! Cover, Kingston’s boys win!
Winners: The Butcher, the Blade & The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall
Bulletproof Pillman isn’t invincible, and he goes down! Kingston has his team’s hands raised, then tells fans to shut up with the chanting. “Ladies and gentleman, Pay-Per-View’s coming up, the Casino Battle Royale, guess what?” These are in it, and so they’re definitely winning it! Enough said! Will anyone be able to stop this fearsome five man unit?
The Dark Order heads to the ring.
Colt Cabana smiles and applauds as Evil Uno has a mic. “Wonderful! Beautiful!” Stu Grayson and the Numbers are having fun as they bring a casket out! They set it down on stage, and Uno says “The Dark Order has been on Cloud 9 since last Saturday’s AEW Dynamite.” Evil Uno has never, ever been this happy! Stu went out of his way and bought two of the most beautiful vehicles on his dream list, those both being Snapper brand riding mowers… The Exalted One bought not just two lawnmowers, or even three, four or five. Someone help him put up a finger. Thank you, Alex Reynolds. SIX of the most exceptional riding mowers known to man now belong to them!
This is as much a celebration of championship gold as it is a celebration of this casket. This represents them bidding farewell to the man known as Cody. Where oh where is Cody? Open the casket, and there he is! But just kidding, it’s Preston Vance, aka Number 10, with a pretend American Nightmare neck tattoo. Throw away that ugly Nightmare Family track suit and close the lid! The casket lid is closed on the Nightmare Family! The story is over and they are buried to make way for a new king of wrestling! The NEW TNT Champion, Mr. Brodie Lee! Isn’t he great?!
Mr. Brodie Lee arrives, holding the title high and wearing a brand new suit. Anna Jay is with him, and everyone gets a high five from Mr. Brodie! Colt shakes Brodie’s hand and Stu gets a hug. Brodie tells Tony Schiavone to get off commentary to join them on stage. Brodie takes the mic and leads the way into the ring. Schiavone joins them and gives us another introduction of the TNT Champion, Mr. Brodie Lee. To be honest, Schiavone can’t see anyone taking the title from him, especially with his group behind him. Brodie wants us all to look back to December 2019. “While each and every one of these men was laughed at and ridiculed by people like you,” Brodie felt he was in prison at home because of those same people!
But Brodie does what he says he will, and just a week and a half ago, Brodie told Cody that the gold was coming home with him. But Brodie did give Cody back the old belt, SMACK, just like that! The Dark Order chants, “Cody Sucks!” and Brodie points out the symbolism. They buried the Nightmare Family, and there is not a soul that can stand up to him! No more Open Challenges! No more indie wrestlers getting TV time on Brodie’s watch! And Cody is never, EVER getting the title back! The Dark Order chants “You Deserve It!” and he tells them to shut it. Brodie takes this time to introduce us to the newest member of the Dark Order family. This is Anna Jay, Number 99, the Great One, and the QUEENSLAYER!!
John Silver speaks up, and says he has been celebrating Mr. Brodie’s win since Saturday! Silver just wants to say Mr. Brodie is the man! Brodie DECKS Silver for talking too much. And then tells Reynolds to pick him up. Schiavone, leave. Silver, stand in line. There is not a soul on earth that can touch Brodie! The Dark Order is the hottest act in pro-wrestling, Brodie is the hottest champ in pro-wrestling, and there is NOTHING anyone can do about that! Look up and- Dustin Rhodes attacks!! QT follows after, and the two Nightmare Family members still standing take out the Numbers! But that’s still 10v2 and they get beat down! SPINE BUSTER for QT!
Stu stomps QT while Uno stomps Dustin. But here comes SCORPIO SKY! Scorpio swings on the numbers, clotheslines Uno out, and stares Brodie down. Scorpio points at the champ, but Anna Jay sneaks up to SLAP him! And then Brodie clobbers him! Brodie tells Colt to follow as he and Anna get out of the ring. Brodie drags Uno up to get on his case for letting this happen. Uno apologizes as Brodie, Colt and Anna leave. Uno coordinates the others but MATT CARDONA hits a ROUGH RYDER! Then he tosses Stu out, and evens the odds with the Numbers! Cardona, Scorpio and the Natural Nightmares hold the ring together! Brodie returns to sort his people out but also taunts Dustin with the title. Will Dustin and friends carry on the fight for Cody?
AEW returns with a backstage interview with Hangman Page.
Dasha finds Hangman at the bar, but where else would he be? She asks him why he cost the Bucks their match. But the Bucks storm in to get the answer for themselves. Why, Hangman? Is he afraid to face the Bucks again? Or is he insecure? Who even is Hangman anymore? Hangman’s pushed himself to this point. The Bucks wanted Hangman to be their friend but he kept thinking he wasn’t good enough. He was always good enough! All they wanted was a friend! There was a point in time when Hangman was a jobber, but this is even worse. It’s about damn time someone told him the truth. “You’re nothing but a drunk.” Matt takes Hangman’s drink to throw it in his face!!
Matt isn’t done running him down, either. “Since November, you’ve been asking for it, and we’ve been clinging on to something that doesn’t even exist anymore.” Hangman didn’t want to be their friend, didn’t want to be in The Elite, but The Elite was hanging on to something that wasn’t there anymore. And now, Hangman, this is what you wanted, so they’re done! Hangman is OUT of The Elite!! They slam the door and the mirror on it cracks. Hangman looks at himself in the broken mirror. Can Hangman stomach what he’s done?
3v1 Handicap Match: Britt Baker, Rebel & Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Big Swole!
The Role Model gives Big Swole the match she wants, sort of. Swole forgot to specify what kind of match they’d finally have, so Britt took advantage of stacking the deck. Will Swole break the upper hand Britt thinks she has?
Britt has a mic to tell Swole, “You’re welcome for the house, my big return.” And also, seeing as how Swole has a fat chance of winning, the Role Model offers inspiration. If Swole wins, she and Britt will go 1v1 in any match Swole wants. “Let’s go, girls,” #ShaniaTwain. Rebel and Penelope attack Swole together, then they double whip. But Swole ducks the double clothesline to fire off forearms! Ford knees low, the ref has Rebel go to the corner, and Ford fireman’s carries as the bell finally rings! Ford hits a rolling senton and covers, ONE! Ford drags Swole up, Swole throws body shots but Ford ducks the roundhouse for Swole to HEADBUTT!
Ford kicks low, puts Swole on the ropes and chokes! The ref counts, Ford lets up but Britt uses a crutch to poke Swole in the head! Britt pokes Swole more, Ford drags her up to ram into the corner. Rebel tags in. Ford goes corner to corner to handspring back elbow! Rebel runs in to corner shining wizard! Rebel climbs up, as Britt tells her to, but she’s a bit wobbly. Swole ROCKS Ford and trips Rebel up! Swole rocks Rebel, climbs up and brings Rebel up for a SUPER STEINER! Cover but Kip distracts! Swole slides out to trip Kip, and take him DIRTY DANCING! Ford BOOTS Swole and puts her in!
Ford drags Swole into the drop zone for Rebel’s MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Swole survives and Britt is furious! Rebel drags Swole back to tag in Ford, Ford mugs Swole and throws forearms. Ford chicken wings, Britt gives Rebel a crutch but obviously the ref sees that! The ref takes that crutch away, but Britt passes Rebel the other one! Rebel swings but Swole moves and Ford gets CLOBBERED! Swole throws Rebel out, covers Ford, Swole wins!!
Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall
And Britt has to eat her words!! Swole will get Britt 1v1 and in a match stipulation of her choice! Britt is stuck on the ramp since the steps aren’t wheelchair accessible. What will Britt have to face when she finally faces the consequences of her actions?
AEW sets up for next week’s Wednesday Night Dynamite!
AEW is hoping to return to their normal time slot, which means they’re hoping for that grudge match of PNP and Best Friends! Do Trent and Chuck have a hope and a prayer of surviving Santana and Ortiz? Jericho will also return to action to tune-up for the Mimosa Mayhem by taking on the Bad Boy, Joey Janela! Then a HUGE 8 Man Tag will feed into All Out as The Addiction and Private Party team up against The Young Bucks and Jurassic Express! The winning four then face each other at All Out, surely with tag title implications on the line! Will the Bucks rebound from Hangman’s betrayal to get a big win? And of course, let’s not forget Jon Moxley taking on MJF’s lawyer, Mark! Will Moxley leave his mark on Mark before focusing all his attention and sadistic creativity on MJF?
The Dark Order returns.
At least, Anna Jay, Stu and Uno. They have a folder that reads “Join Us,” and it is presented to Anna Jay’s partner in the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup, Taynara Conti! Conti tentatively accepts, and hugs Jay! Is Tay going to #JoinDarkOrder now?
Tables Match: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara!
The Spanish God has his cue cards again to speak to us while AEW is picture in picture! “Broken spirits? NOPE! Broken Sammy? Not a chance! Broken Matt? Stand by! Prepare to witness the breaking of a legend! Matt Hardy! You can’t delete a Spanish God. Hit me up!” And a doodle of a broken table. Will Sammy be made to eat those words after the break?
AEW returns as Hardy makes his entrance, and the bell rings. Hardy dodges Sammy to SLAP him, club him down, then scrap with him around the ring. Hardy cranks on Sammy’s head with a facelock then lets him go to kick him. Sammy gets to a corner, Hardy runs in but misses, and Sammy ENZIGURIS! Sammy whips but Hardy breaks free to club Sammy down. Hardy drags Sammy up but Sammy knees low. Sammy facelocks and hops onto the ropes but Hardy denies the DDT to shove Sammy HARD out of the ring! Hardy pursues, drags Sammy up and whips him up and over the railing! Hardy hurries after Sammy, punches away on Sammy in a spare seat and the crowd fires up!
Hardy whips Sammy but Sammy leaps the railing, only for Hardy to chuck chairs at him!! Sammy ducks and chair hits post rather than his head! Hardy continues after Sammy but Sammy KNEES him down! Sammy brings out more tables as AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWTables.
Sammy sets up the new table against the ring, Hardy hits low and powerbomb lifts, but Sammy fights back! Sammy is down, KNEES Hardy, then scoops him to a Torture Rack! GO TO HOSPITAL! Hardy is down but Sammy needs to catch his breath and check his face. Sammy comes back to drag Hardy up. Fans rally but Sammy puts Hardy on the table. Sammy moves things aside, gets back in the ring and builds speed. Sammy FLIES but Hardy moves, Sammy crashes through the table!! But this doesn’t end the match, because someone has to put their opponent through a table, not themselves. Hardy hobbles up and Sammy crawls out of the wreckage as things continue.
Hardy leans against a table, Sammy runs in but Hardy avoids the dropkick! Sammy bounces off the wood and clutches his leg. Hardy drags Sammy, brings him up and around, but Sammy escapes the bomb by grabbing ropes and getting back in the ring. Sammy is BLEEDING from his forehead as Hardy runs in and gives him a SIDE EFFECT! Hardy says “DELETE!” but he falls over! Hardy doesn’t seem any better right now, but he blocks a kick to spin Sammy around, only for Sammy to heel kick right back! Sammy goes after Hardy at the apron, and it’s hard to tell if Hardy’s bleeding or that’s just his red streak. Sammy tries to suplex, Hardy resists so Sammy clubs him. Hardy hits back, drags Sammy to the apron, but Sammy boots back!
Sammy goes up top, steadies himself, and LEAPS! Hardy gets clear, Sammy lands on his feet, but gets an APRON SIDE EFFECT! Hardy scoops Sammy to set him on a table and then goes back to the apron. Hardy leaps, but Sammy moves and Hardy crashes down through the table!! But just like with Sammy, this doesn’t count because Hardy put himself through the table. Sammy walks around the way, looks for something under the ring, and Hardy manages to get in the ring and hobble over. The ref checks on Hardy but Sammy brings a chair into the ring! Sammy aims but Hardy kicks him first! Hardy puts the chair around Sammy’s head, FULL METAL TWIST OF FATE!! How is Sammy even okay!?
The fan loses their minds as Hardy drags out a very special table! It has the word, “DELETED!” on it! Hardy puts it in, sets it up, and stands it over the chair?! Sammy is set on the table, right where the chair is wedged. Hardy hobbles to a corner, climbs up and the fans chant “DELETE! DELETE!” But Hardy wobbles and has to step down. Sammy climbs up, drags Hardy up, aims for the table… SUPERPLEX THROUGH TABLE AND CHAIR!! Sammy wins!!
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Jericho is definitely relieved and happy that his protege survived! How many stitches will it take for that gash on Sammy’s head? How many weeks will it take for Hardy to recover from this? But wait, here comes Orange Cassidy to go after Jericho!! Cassidy leaps over commentary to tackle Jericho into the backdrop! JR and Schiavone give this space as referees rush over. Jericho and Cassidy keep brawling, Sammy joins in, Cassidy decks Jericho! Then he gets free to SUPER PUNCH Jericho! Cassidy keeps raining down punches, referees try to get him to stop but he won’t. Jericho hits back with haymakers of his own, fans are fired up for “Freshly Squeezed!”
Referees finally separate Jericho and Cassidy, but then Jericho breaks free to tackle Cassidy again! Cassidy turns i around to ground ‘n’ pound, Sammy is down from the gash in his head, and this is how AEW has to end!! Will there be nothing but mayhem before these two go all out?
Another great Dynamite for being another special broadcast. Opening with the gauntlet makes all the sense in the world, and it was all great stuff. The biggest thing was Hangman betraying the Young Bucks and them kicking him out of The Elite! The emotion playing on everyone’s faces was so good! If this doesn’t mean Hangman joins FTR under Tully so they and Shawn Spears can be the AEW Four Horsemen, I don’t know what does. Though with Kenny Omega looking to be the Heel one, that could be the point so that we’re swerved when Omega joins them instead. We’ll definitely see when All Out has Omega & Hangman VS FTR for the titles.
Sean Maluta sure bounces around promotions, doesn’t he? And around the ring with Archer in there against him. Archer wins, of course, but the real development is that there’s stable warfare between Archer and Jake the Snake with #TeamTaz. Darby gets his shots in on Ricky Starks after a really effective promo, but I don’t see Darby joining up with The Snake. The 8 Man Tag was great, and the combination of Butcher, Blade and Lucha Bros is definitely incredible, and I think it’s very interesting Eddie Kingston had to deny this was a stable/faction. It totally is, and they’re definitely going to work together against the other 16. Now, I’ve yet to see a group of wrestlers working together in a battle royal make it to the end, but it’d be pretty cool if AEW let Kingston and his boys play that scenario out.
We got a great preview for Shida VS Rosa. Rosa is definitely great, even as other characters in Lucha Underground and Women of Wrestling, and so of course her match with Shida is a show stealer already. However, as wild as it would be, I don’t see Shida losing her belt to give us a double champion that is from outside AEW. But either way, I do think an NWA-AEW partnership will make for more great programming like this in the future. The contract segment was great, because as MJF said, they avoided a brawl. Instead, we got a great “surprise” for MJF where Moxley can get his Paradigm Shift quota in on the “lawyer.” Plus, MJF really should’ve studied up on “Dictator Jon,” because Moxley beat Brodie Lee with a submission at Double Or Nothing. Moxley can use that on MJF’s “bad neck” and win that way, too.
The 3v1 Handicap match really ended up more like a 2v1 because for one, Britt didn’t look like she could wrestle in kayfabe so she didn’t even bother. Rebel still needs a little work but it makes a lot of sense that she messes up and that helps Swole win. Swole and Britt will now have the match at All Out we all knew they’d have, but with Swole having the option to add a stipulation, that’s going to be a lot of fun. That tables match with Hardy and Sammy was wild! And I like that they played up the “accidental” table spots with Sammy and Hardy each crashing through tables by themselves. And WOW Sammy got bloody there. It was wild stuff, the table with a chair wedged under it was insane and it’s quite the surprise for Guevara to win but also great. Then Cassidy coming out of nowhere to go after Jericho was incredible, too! This is all great stuff from Cassidy, I still want the real blow-off to be Blood & Guts but Mimosa Mayhem is going to be a lot of fun.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It’s an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Ricky Starks finds a way to up the intensity from All Out!
As if a Strap Match wasn’t enough, Ricky Starks wants revenge on Bryan Danielson in a Texas Death Match!! Will this be an ABSOLUTE blood bath?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager; Hook & RVD win.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan; Julia wins.
- Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo; White wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen; FTR wins and and retains the titles.
- Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks.
“Tonight I win back the championship that changed my life from Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. I’m not a stupid man, I know this is gonna be a Handicap match. But I am gonna walk out the new Face of TNT.
Christian Cage speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, Darby, you’re challenging myself and Luchasaurus in a three way match for the TNT Championship. Let me remind you that Sting is not allowed at ringside and I don’t like your chances. We will remain the Face of TNT now and forever. Do you understand me?”
Ricky Starks speaks.
“Bryan Danielson, you have never tapped me out. I passed out. You’re talking to a guy that’s been to Heaven, so if you’re looking test God, look no further than Absolute Ricky Starks. Tonight, I put you six feet under.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Ricky Starks, you’re in a lot of trouble for challenging me to a Texas Death Match. A match where to win, you have to knock somebody down and keep them down. Here’s the thing, people have been trying to keep me down my entire career, and nobody has succeeded yet. And Ricky, you sure as Hell won’t succeed tonight either.” Will the American Dragon once again slay the Absolute?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin!
As the Relentless One just said, this might as well be a Handicap Match, because you can bet Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are united in destroying Darby. Will Darby even survive this match? Or will he find a way back to former glory?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who really wears that title after this!
The bell rings and Darby is wary of his enemies. Fans rally for Darby, but Christian bails so this turns into a 1v1 match. Luchasaurus and Darby circle, and Luchasaurus taunts Darby with a test of strength. Darby throws POCKET SAND! And then he DIVES onto Christian! Darby RAMS Christian into steel steps, then puts him in the ring! Darby hurries to CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES onto Luchasaurus! Down goes the dinosaur! But Christian pokes Darby in the eyes, and HOTSHOTS him to the floor! Luchasaurus is up and he drags Darby over to RAM into railing!
Fans rally for Darby but Luchasaurus is on him again! Luchasaurus whips Darby into more railing! Fans actually duel as Luchasaurus fetches a chair for Christian then puts Darby in. Christian soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he sits Darby in the chair to CHOKE him on the ropes! Christian stands on Darby, the ref reprimands but there’s nothing to be done in a Triple Threat. Christian drags Darby up, and CHOKES him against the chair’s back! Christian says Darby did this to himself. But then Darby throws hands! Luchasaurus CHOKES Christian, then BACK SUPLEXES him and the chair!
Luchasaurus goes to cover but Christian tells him no, they need to do more damage. Luchasaurus goes out to fetch more items, but Christian covers Darby! TWO! Darby is still in this but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian goes out to stand Darby up, and CHOPS him against the railing! Darby staggers, Christian and Luchasaurus surround him, then they double whip him hard into steel steps! Darby tumbles up and over, fans boo Christian, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Christian flexes, then stalks Darby. Christian SMACKS Darby off steps, then Luchasaurus brings Darby around to CHOP against the apron. Darby flops over and Christian is there to whip him into more railing! Darby staggers all around, Christian & Luchasaurus stalk him to the other corner. Christian gets the chair again to JAM Darby! And again! Darby staggers and stumbles away but Christian follows after. Christian pushes Darby into the ring, then brings him up. Christian has Luchasaurus stand back. Christian talks trash right to Darby’s face, pie faces him and smears the face pain before he CHOPS and CHOPS!
Christian tells Luchasaurus what to do, then he runs at Darby. Darby dodges to send Christian out! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus shoves him back and HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s back! Darby endures, even as Luchasaurus steps all over him! Darby crawls to a corner, Luchasaurus brings him up and Christian throws hands on Darby! Collision returns to single picture as the mugging moves to the corner. Fans boo as Christian & Luchasaurus double whip Darby into a corner. Luchasaurus runs in but Darby dodges and Luchasaurus POSTS himself!
Fans fire up as Christian runs in, Darby dodges and he POSTS himself! Roll up, TWO! Oklahoma roll, TWO! Christian kicks low to suplex, but Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! Fans fire up as Darby climbs! But Luchasaurus drags Christian to safety! So Darby just SUPER COFFIN SPLASHES!! Fans are thunderous as both men go down! Darby puts Luchasaurus in the ring, climbs up, and Luchasaurus stands. Darby MISSILE- NO, Luchasaurus catches him! JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips out! Darby BOOTS Luchasaurus, then hits a DIAMOND DUST! But Christian has the title belt!
Christian aims but Darby ducks! SHOTGUN! Down goes Christian! Darby runs in but Luchasaurus catches him, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Darby flops out of the ring and Luchasaurus sees the belt. It is rightfully his, so he picks it up! Fans cheer that he finally holds HIS belt! Christian storms in but Luchasaurus won’t give it back! Christian asks for the belt back, fans say “IT’S YOUR BELT! IT’S YOUR BELT!” Luchasaurus still hands the belt over to Christian, but then Darby shoves Christian into Luchasaurus! And then Darby BELT SHOTS Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO?!? Luchasaurus survives but Darby PENALTY KICKS!
Darby goes up to COFFIN DROP!! But Christian returns to POST Darby! Cover on Luchasaurus, CHRISTIAN WINS!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Well, at least now Christian will be rightfully holding onto this belt. Sleazy as he is, Captain Charisma truly reigns as the Face of TNT, will Darby have to move on to a new goal? As for Luchasaurus, he sees Christian’s hand be raised, and then Christian hugs him? Well, when one wins, they both win, right? Christian has Luchasaurus lift him onto his shoulders, then Christian raises the belt high above his head. Will Luchasaurus ever be his own man? Er, dinosaur.
Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family.
Alex Marvez is with Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara and Don Callis himself, and says that the wrestling world is buzzing with what we saw on Rampage. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are united, along with Kota Ibushi, and challenged the DCF for WrestleDream! Don says it makes him sick just thinking about Omega and Jericho on the same side, when Don is the one who put them both on the map! And now, they’re name dropping Kota Ibushi. Ibushi is a wrestling legend, but his weakness is Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega loves Kota Ibushi, they are closer than brothers, and that kind of emotion makes them weak! They always have been!
Don isn’t worried. As great as Omega, Jericho and Ibushi are, Don has Sammy Guevara, who left Jericho laying. Don has Konosuke, “The Alpha,” who earned that name when he beat Omega twice in one week! And Don has another family member. This man beat Jericho and Omega in the course of two months, and that is WILL OSPRAEY! So you want WrestleDream to become a nightmare? Don doesn’t think so. Omega, Ibushi & Jericho will face the strongest Don Callis Family ever! See you in Seattle, where they finish it once and for all!!
Backstage interview with Christian & Luchasaurus.
Collision returns as Tony Schiavone congratulates the NEW TNT Champion. Christian says yes, every legitimate title defense has solidified him as the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion! He dedicates this victory to Nick Wayne’s mom, and Nick Wayne’s late father, who must’ve been cheering Christian on from Heaven. But anyway, Christian is finally finished with Darby once and for all, bring on the next challenger! Actually, Tony Khan just announced that Christian’s first defense will be at WrestleDream in Seattle. And it will be a classic match-up. They’ve gone back and forth, so this will be BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS!
Christian is furious! He storms off to find Tony Khan, but will it matter? Will Darby finally have justice against Captain Charisma?
Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager & Anna Jay!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just beat the former Jericho Appreciation Society members last night in a Mixed Six Tag with help from his new friends. But now he joins forces with an old friend of his dad’s! Will Hook and RVD prove they’re a one of a kind team? Or will they underestimate the sports… enner-tay-ners?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up for RVD already. RVD lets Hook start against Daddy Magic, though, and fans still rally behind Hook. They tie up, Menard arm-drags, and Menard gloats. Fans boo but Hook resets with Menard. They tie up, Hook waistlocks, hammerlocks, and he trips Menard to a facelock. Menard fights up but Hook spins and hammerlocks and headlocks and hits the takeover! Hook then goes for an arm, but Menard fights against the top wristlock. Menard knees low, tags Parker, and Parker whips. Hook holds ropes, ELBOWS Parker back, but Anna trips Hook up! Parker CLOBBERS Hook and stomps away!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook to a corner, Parker whips so Menard can whip him into the corner but Hook dodges! Hook then wrenches Menard, and points to the corner! Fans fire up as Hook tags in RVD! RVD takes the handoff, he wrenches to a wristlock and fans rally up. RVD brings Menard around, arm-drags him away, but then Parker CLOBBERS RVD! Fans boo but Menard throws hands. Menard whips, RVD rolls off Menard’s back and body scissor roll-up! TWO, but RVD blocks a kick to WHEEL KICK! Parker kicks RVD, but RVD blocks the buckle bump and KICKS back!
RVD goes up to JUMP KICK! “You Still Got It!” RVD watches the ex-JAS regroup, but they get away before he can dive! So he just gets everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Hager throws a fit for his team, but Collision goes picture in picture.
RVD waits as Menard & Parker talk strategy. Menard slowly returns, talks some trash, and he seems to call out Hook. RVD obliges and tags Hook in. Hook and Menard circle, then Menard kicks low! Menard whips Hook into Parker’s boot! The ref reprimands but Menard stomps Hook around. Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then distracts the ref so Parker can CHOKE Hook! RVD protests but Parker tags in to throw hands. Parker JABS, then whips Hook to DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this while Collision goes to break.
Collision returns as Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook but Hook holds ropes to KICK Menard and TOSS Parker! Menard rushes in but Hook TOSSES him out! Hook hurries but Parker intercepts with a tackle! Fans boo but Parker drags Hook away from RVD. Hook wrenches free, clinches, and hits the EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Hook and Parker are down! Hook crawls, Anna shouts at Parker to move, but Menard crawls in as fast as he can. Hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on Daddy Magic! Then he SUPERKICKS Cool Hand Ange! WHEEL KICK for Menard! RVD runs, for the ROLLING THUNDER!
RVD covers but Menard kicks it apart! Fans boo Menard but he brings RVD up. Menard scoops, RVD slips free and blocks a kick to step over and WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as RVD goes to a corner. But then Anna distracts the ref and Hager has a chair! RVD dodges to KICK the chair into Hager! Hook gets in Anna’s face, Parker storms up on him, but Hook turns it around, REDRUM!! RVD goes up, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, #HookVanDam wins!
Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by pinfall
Michigan’s own comes back home and wins big! Will RVD have one more title run in him? Will Hook’s newest run not be stopped?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
He has two titles to defend now, with the ROH World Championship in one hand and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in the other. And he knows WrestleDream is AEW’s love letter to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The Mad King wants to face the man who best embodies Inoki’s vision today, and that is Katsuyori Shibata. This won’t be just about the NJPW Openweight but also the ROH World title. He wants Shibata to bring his all because that’s what Eddie is gonna do. But then, will Eddie remain the two belt king? Or will we soon see The Wrestler become a TRIPLE CHAMPION?
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says, “This world has gotten outta control.” Alex Reynolds says it’s just too much, too fast, and it needs to stop. Evil Uno asks us who we will turn to “when it’s all done?” Happy music plays over destruction and desolation. “You need structure. You need rules. You need order. The Dark Order! Because The Dark Order is good! And we’re here for you!” Uno sneaks in some Italian, “But not forever.” Will you trust these creepy grins? Will you #JoinDarkOrder?
The Kingdom speaks.
Matt Taven says “Neck health is important!” Best Friends are a bunch of liars! When Trent hurt his neck, was Chuck by his bedside? NO! And now these Melvins wanna take away what The Kingdom earned, what they deserve, their shot at the ROH World Tag Team titles!? They will show these dorks what people who don’t celebrate neck health deserve! And Mike Bennett says Chuckie T got some of that last night. A punch to the wiener and a piledriver! So next Saturday is piledrivers in support of neck health! And then they will see how close Best Friends really are, how strong they really are. They aren’t stronger than The Kingdom, and they damn sure ain’t #NeckStrong!
Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan!
The Lady of the House was truly Hartless against Skye Blue last night, bringing out The Babe with The Power. However, Willow Nightingale was then attacked backstage to keep her from competing tonight! So Skye’s other friend is stepping up! Will the Hottest Flame burn this witch down? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and Kiera rushes up to ROCK Julia! And again and again! The fans rally up as Kiera whips Julia into ropes, runs side to side and HIP ATTACKS! Kiera bumps Julia off buckles, waistlocks, but Julia bucks the O’Conner. Julia runs up to throw Kiera down by her hair! Fans rally, Julia stands on Kiera’s hair and pulls the arms! The ref reprimands, Julia steps off at 4 to then stomp Kiera down! Brody says to stay on her so Julia CLUBS away on Kiera! Julia kicks Kiera around, drags her up and SMACKS her off the mat! Julia stomps Kiera again, drags her back up, then snap suplexes! Julia grins as she then rains down fists!
The ref reprimands about closed fists so Julia lets off. To then let off with one more! Julia paces around Kiera, brings her up, but Kiera throws hands! Kiera ROCKS Julia, BOOTS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Julia wobbles, Kiera runs in, but Julia spins Kiera for an STO! Standing MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Julia is still on her with a chinlock! Kiera endures, fans rally up, and Kiera fights up. Kiera throws body shots, blocks a punch to give a punch, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Julia! And again! Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN Kiera into the corner! Fans fire up as Kiera goes corner to corner, but Julia sends her into buckles!
Julia drags Kiera up to throw her by her hair again. Brody says keep on Kiera, so Julia whips her to a corner. BACK ELBOW! Julia grins as she snapmares, and then KICKS Kiera in the back! Julia drags Kiera up, SMACKS her off the mat, and then runs, to BLINDSIDER! Julia says the House always wins. HARTLESS STRETCH!! Kiera taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
A 25-0 win streak for The Lady of the House, but she isn’t satisfied! She puts Kiera back into HARTLESS!! But here comes Skye Blue! She was on the other end of this so she’s making the save now! But again, Julia hides behind Brody. But then Brody moves and Julia BLACK MISTS Skye!! Julia strikes again! Brody asks, “Do you see this? Do you see this!? This will not end! This violence will not end! 25 matches, over two dozen bodies stacked, and this will not end until we get to the one. The last loss! KRIS STATLANDER! Next Sunday, Seattle, Washington, WrestleDream, put your TBS title on the line. Or the body count continues to rise.”
But Julia wants Kris to understand: The House ALWAYS wins. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest look to end the streak? Or will the TBS Championship fade to black?
The Righteous speak.
Death walks. You dig what they’re saying? Ol’ Vincent & Dutch are pure, are divine, and are the corpse of decency nailed to a post of greed and moral decay, draped under the shadow of purity. But now they expose MJF & Adam Cole, and purify the lie that is “Better Than You, Baybay.” You dig what they’re sayin’, man?
Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Switchblade and his Bang Bang Gang called out The Face of Latino Wrestling, saying White’s reputation is more widespread than Andrade’s. Will White make Andrade famous for losing to him? Or will Andrade become famous for beating Jay White?
The bell rings and the fans already taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” White says this is Andrade’s moment in the spotlight! They tie up, go around, and Andrade powers White to the corner. The ref counts, Andrade lets off slowly, but White SLAPS him! White uses ropes as a defense and the ref backs Andrade off. White and Andrade reset, Juice is liking this, but then Andrade headlocks. Fans rally up, White endures the grind, and White powers up and powers out. Andrade runs White down, and then goes to run, but Juice is in the way! The ref reprimands but White knees Andrade! White headlocks and hits the takeover.
Juice and the Gunns shout “ARMAS ARIBA!” Andrade endures, fights up, and he powers out. White slides out, says to heck with it, but Andrade slides! White dodges, Andrade dodges back, and Andrade CHOPS White down! White sputters but Andrade puts him in the ring. Andrade climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! Andrade bounces off the cover, but he drags White back up. BCG are worried as Andrade snap suplexes! Uno AMigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gets White up again, gives us some Latino Heat, then hits THREE- NO, White silps free and pulls hair! The ref rephrimands, they’re in the corners and Andrade HEADBUTTS!
White BOOTS back, goes up, but Andrade triangle jump DROPKICKS White to the floor! BCG hurry to check on their captain but Andrade goes out after him. Andrade puts White in, covers, ONE! Austin rubs it in, that was UNO! Andrade seethes but he drags White up. Andrade whips White to the corner, but White dodges the splash to clothesline and DDT! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this but White stays focused. White goes to the corner to CHOP! White RAMS into Andrade again and again, the ref counts but White lets off at 4. To then CHOP! White whips corner to corner but Andrade blocks to BOOT!
Andrade goes up but White CHOPS again! White fireman’s carries, to TKO HOTSHOT! And then White BLASTS Andrade down! Andrade hits railing, BCG swarm like a pack of hyenas, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Colten does a victory lap for White and White goes out to fetch Andrade. White brings Andrade around to SMACK him off the apron, then he pulls hair to APRON GOURD BUSTER! Andrade falls to the floor, Juice taunts him with a dance, and White flexes as he refreshes the ring count. White and the BCG all flex and pose, then White puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO!! White is frustrated but the count is fair. White stalks Andrade to the ropes to CHOKE him and fishhook his face! The ref counts, White lets off, and Andrade CHOPS! And BOOTS! White blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW!
White strums the air guitar to let Tanahashi know he’s thinking of him. Then he GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the same leg! Andrade writhes to the ropes but White wraps the bad leg around them! The ref reprimands, White lets off, and then White drags Andrade up to HALF HATCH into the corner! Then White gets the legs to high stack, TWO! Andrade is still in this and White is frustrated. White drags Andrade into a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. But Andrade fights up as Collision returns to single picture! The fans rally, White grinds Andrade down again, but Andrade still endures.
Fans rally more as Andrade keeps fighting. White shakes his head but Andrade stands to throw body shots! White throws Andrade down by his hair! The ref reprimands but White storms back up, into a cradle! TWO!! White kicks the bad leg! Andrade falls and clutches that knee, but White sits him up. White CHOPS! Andrade sputters and White talks trash, but Andrade pie faces him! Andrade eggs White on so White CHOPS him! Andrade still eggs White on so White CHOPS! White finger guns, but Andrade dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Fans fire up as both men are down! The standing count starts and both men stir.
BCG coach White, White drags Andrade up, and “This is Awesome!” as they go forearm for forearm! Andrade CHOPS, White CHOPS! Andrade CHOPS, White wobbles and staggers, but White comes back to CHOP! Fans rally as the CHOPS just keep going! White kicks, Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW again! Andrade runs, ducks ‘n ‘dodges to CLOBBER White! Fans fire up but the BCG worries for White. Andrade kips up! El Idolo has plenty of gas left in the tank and he has White in a corner. Andrade goes corner to corner, for CIEN- NO, the BCG drags White out to safety. So Andrade goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!
Fans are thunderous as Andrade takes out the whole Bang Bang Gang! Andrade puts White in, climbs up again, and then MOONSAULTS, lands on his feet, DOUBLE MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! White survives and Andrade is frustrated, but the fans are loving this! Andrade looms over White, brings White up, and reels him in, White drops down but Andrade CLUB S him! Andrade full nelsons, White break sit to switch, but Andrade fights the sleeper! White CHOPS! And CHOPS! White runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up as White flops down. Andrade drags White up but White SAIDOS Andrade up and out of the ring!!
The ref hurries to check but Andrade is somehow able to continue. White drags Andrade up and into the ring, storms up on him, and clinches, for the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!?! White pushes that arm back down, TWO!!! Andrade survives but just barely! White clamps onto Andrade with a sleeper, brings him up, but Andrade fights the suplex. White staggers, blocks the boot, KNEE BREAKER! Andrade shouts about his leg, which has given him trouble in the past. But White CHOPS! And CHOPS! Both men hobble, but Andrade boot feints to ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!??! White survives and fans are loving this match all over again!
White and Andrade stir, then White crawls to a corner. Andrade stands, fires up and runs, CIEN SHADOWS!! Then the hammerlock, LA SOMBRA DDT!!! Cover, Juice helps White with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo as BCG gets away with one! Andrade is beside himself, but he drags White around by a leg. Fans “WOO~!” as Andrade steps through! FIGURE FOUR! White endures, the “WOO~” echoes out, but White CLUBS away at Andrade’s leg! Andrade pushes up to the FIGURE EIGHT! The Ass Boys distract the ref so Juice can CLOBBER Andrade with his Cowboy of the Month award!! White is free of the leglock!
White drags Andrade’s deadweight up to hit BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall
Andrade being alone was doomed from the start with Juice and the Gunns backing White up! And then they all taunt Andrade while he’s down! Andrade takes his first AEW loss, but will he back for venganza? (Vengeance in Espanol.)
“All In, Wembley Stadium. Did to me what you’ve been doing to me the last 14 years of my life. You used me, then you walked away. Sure did have a lot to say on social media. Sure did have a lot to say on TV. And then when I confronted you… Called you over and looked you in your eyes, you walked away. Tough keyboard warrior. You did what you always do: You ran from your problems. Guess what? You’re not gonna be able to run much longer.” Will there be a clash of the proud ‘n’ powerful on the horizon?
Shane Taylor Promotions speaks.
Shane Taylor himself says that on paper, Shane Taylor VS Keith Lee may not seem like much of a rivalry. But Keith knows better, doesn’t he? They came into ROH at the same time, established “The Pretty Boy Killers” and DOMINATED the tag division. Lee Moriarty says to tell ’em! Shane says that from ANS to War Machine to The Briscoes, they took ’em all out! But then Keith went to go work for “the other billionaire,” while Shane stayed and became an ROH legend! The world got to see Keith be limitless, but now it is Shane’s time on the biggest stage! And the only thing standing in the way IS Keith.
Shane says if it is to feed his family, then he will put Keith in the GROUND! Before Shane takes everything Keith has, Keith must step in the ring with The Best Damn Technical Wrestler, Lee Moriarty. Will #TAIGASTYLE bring Keith down to size? Or will Moriarty #BaskInHisGlory?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen!
The open challenge of opportunities continues as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler give JD Drake & Anthony Henry their shot. But with WrestleDream and a rematch with Aussie Open on the horizon, will the Top Guys get caught off guard? Or will FTR be bringing the gold to Seattle?
Speaking of, Aussie Open is here! Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis are dressed to the nines and they join commentary to watch this one with their own eyes. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are the true Top Guys!
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Henry. They circle, feel things out, and Cash denies Henry a leg takedown. Henry comes back, gets around to a waistlock, but Cash fights up to facelock. Henry slips free, gets around again, facelocks again, and then gator rolls to hammerlock! Cash has the ROPEBREAK, and the two separate. They reset, circle, and tie up. Henry gets an arm to wrench it but Cash slips around to fireman’s carry takeover! Henry headscissors but Cash kips up. Henry wrenches, wristlocks, but Cash rolls, kips up and wrenches to WRING Henry out! Fans cheer but Henry keeps moving!
Henry kips up to then back drop, step over, and Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Henry DROPKICKS Cash down! Henry drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to JD. They mug Cash, JD whips Cash toa corner but Cash avoids the chop! JD avoids a chop, and the two stare down. Tag to Dax, and fans rally up. Dax and JD step up, tie up, and Dax headlocks. JD powers out, Dax RAMS JD, but JD CHOPS! Fans fire up seeing how hard that one hit! JD puts Dax in the corner to CHOP again! JD eggs Dax on so Dax CHPOS! And CHOPS! AND CHOPS! Dax whips, JD reverses to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, ONE!!
JD keeps on Dax, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! Tag to Henry, and he runs to then come back and forearm smash! Tag to JD, feed to the LARIAT! NECK TWIST! SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dax hangs in there but JD looms over him. JD stomps Dax, throws hands, then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen CHOP and KICK and KICK and KICK! Dax snarls and eggs Henry on so Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! They go back and forth, KICK and CHOP! Henry SOBATS, but Dax suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Henry wobbles but he tags JD.
JD runs to swing on Cash but Cash dodges, only for the LARIAT to get him! JD keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Dax ends up in the Workhorsemen corner, and JD CANNONBALLS! Tag to Henry, Henry goes up, and JD tags back in. Henry DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Then Henry FLIES to take out Cash! JD is up< SCRAP METAL MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives being squashed and the fans lose their minds just from seeing it! But wait, Cash has Henry, GORY BOMB to the apron!! Dax runs up on JD but JD ROCKS him! JD goes up, to FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Step through into SHARPSHOOTER!!
JD endures, fans rally, but JD taps! FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Aussie Open says okay, then it’s on! WrestleDream will mark the anniversary of the instant classic back at Royal Quest! Mark Davis gets a mic to say, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” The fans reply “OI OI OI!” Davis says congrats, and keep those belts bright. Because FTR is in the fight of their lives! Fletcher knows Aussie Open says it a lot, but FTR once said themselves that Aussie Open is the best tag team in the world today! And they’ve heard the complaints, “What happened to the Aussie Open that took FTR to the limit in a five star classic?” Well, they admit they haven’t lived up tot he hype, but that is why they challenged FTR to this match!
Aussie Open needs to prove to to the people, they need to prove it to FTR, and they need to prove it to themselves that they ARE everything they say they are! Dax has a mic to say yeah, okay. Aussie Open were sacrificial lambs to Max and his best friend. They were sacrificial lambs to Chris Jericho and his best friend. But what Dax wants from them, what he is begging them on his hands and knees, he wants the biggest, baddest bastards in the world, because on October 1st, WrestleDream, Aussie Open faces THE BEST TAG TEAM IN HISTORY! Fans cheer that! And Dax says if Aussie Open don’t bring that, then don’t even show up. #TopGuysOut.
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi Nair is with Miro’s hot and flexible wife, and says this is the first time we’ve seen her since she surprised everyone at All In London, which was also the first time anyone in wrestling has seen her in two years. So the question is, why now? CJ says that The Redeemer, who she loves so much, has lost his way. She wanted to help him be champion again. But unfortunately, he’s rather preoccupied with the past and… temptations. But then in steps Miro! He says his only temptation is her. And her temptation is this: the lights, the cameras, the fame. It changes you. CJ says she loves the hustle, the puzzle, the chase, and helping those she loves! It makes her come alive!
Miro says his righteous path was to save “them.” And if CJ stays, that means he’d have to… To what? Save her? What were their wedding vows again? Well, they each have to do what they each have to do. They will each walk their own paths. But if there is any love in Miro’s heart for CJ, then please, do not lay a hand on any of her future clients she’s going to manage here. Okay? Can he promise that? Miro leaves without giving an answer. Will pro-wrestling come between husband and wife?
BREAKING NEWS for WrestleDream!
As if it wasn’t already big enough, the TBS Championship IS on the line! Kris Statlander is giving Julia Hart her shot, but will Mama Kris be the one running the house after October 1st? Plus, a massive Fatal 4 Way Tag match! The Young Bucks, The Gunns, The Lucha Brothers and #OrangeHook battle for an AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, any time they want it! Who will have some highly valuable golden tickets in their pockets?
Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson!
These two truly went all out in their Strap match, and while The American Dragon won, Ricky Starks holds to the fact he didn’t tap out, he passed out! Will that unstoppable fighting spirit help Starks win this even more brutal rematch? Or will this be an Absolute thrashing that puts this one to bed?
Starks attacks Bryan the moment he’s in the ring! The bell sounds and Starks fires off hands! Bryan gets up to hit Starks back, they scrap in the corner and Starks gets the edge! Starks stomps away on Bryan, stands him up, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks throws body shots, UPPERCUTS, then goes up the corner to rain down fists! Fans count to five but Bryan DUMPS Starks out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Starks and fans fire up! Bryan finally gets his jacket off to drag Starks up and CROTCH Starks on railing! Bryan runs to CLOBBER Starks! Bryan then goes out after Starks and throws hands!
Bryan then hits Starks with someone’s drink! And RAMS him into the trash can! And then dumps the trash on Starks! Bryan goes after Starks with headbutts, going up the bleachers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan drags Starks up, ROCKS him with a left, then brings him along, only for Starks to send him into barriers! Starks RAMS Bryan into more barriers, then runs up, into a body shot! Bryan KICKS Starks against barriers, again and again and again! Fans fire up as Bryan then HEADBUTTS Starks and pushes him along back to ringside. Starks goes over the railing on his own but Bryan is after him!
Bryan HEADBUTTS, Starks CHOPS, then Starks TOSSES Bryan into the front row! The fans help Bryan up, as does security, but Starks goes to the apron. Starks springboards to CROSSBODY into the pile!! Fans lose their minds while Collision goes picture in picture.
Starks dumps Bryan back to ringside and then drags himself up and over. Starks stands Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan staggers away to commentary but Starks storms after him, Bryan SMACKS Starks off the desk! And CHOPS him against the desk! And again! And again! Bryan HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bryan snarls, puts Starks in the ring, then storms up to get a leg. Bryan twists the ankle to turn Starks over, then he grabs the other leg. Bryan hooks the legs up, and he fishhooks Starks’ face! Then Bryan gets the arms, and pulls, pulls and pulls Starks into the ROMERO SPECIAL!
Starks endures, Bryan sets him down, and then Bryan drags Starks into the DRAGON SLEEPER as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Starks is clawing at Bryan’s face! Starks has a mic so everyone can hear him egging Bryan on. Then Starks dribbles Bryan’s face off the desk! Bryan’s forehead is busted open! Starks lets Bryan fall over, then throws hands right to the wound! Fans rally for Bryan and boo Starks, but Starks drags Bryan up to put in the ring. Starks drags Bryan to the corner, to YANK him into the post! Starks ROCKS Bryan, SLAMS the leg into the post, then ROCKS Bryan again! Starks uses the microphone to jam at the wound! Fans boo but Starks grabs a chair. Starks has Bryan’s leg, to SMACK it against the post!
Bryan writhes away into the ring but Starks is after him. Starks CHOKES Bryan with the chair! Then Starks JAMS Bryan! Starks then traps Bryan’s leg inside the chair! Fans boo more as Starks goes up the corner! But Bryan gets free and he SMACKS Starks! And SMACKS him again! And again! And again! Starks is stuck up top and Bryan brings him up to throw hands! Bryan climbs up, brings Starks tot he very top, but Starks trips Bryan! Starks throws more hands, and BITES the bloody forehead! Starks SPITS, then he throws down fists! Fans tell Starks he’s sick, but he just does his pose! Only for Bryan to punch back!
Bryan adjusts, to SPIDER SUPERPLEX Starks down! Fans fire up as Bryan manages to sit up again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and adjusts position again, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Starks is sent tumbling into the other corner, and Bryan is getting a second wind! Starks sits up as the standing count starts, but Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! Fans fire up while Starks flounders. The standing count starts again but Starks grabs at the chair. Bryan is in the corner, aims and runs in, but Starks CHUCKS the chair into his face!! Fans boo as Bryan goes down!
Starks stomps Bryan, the standing count starts, and fans chant for tables. Starks brings Bryan up by his hair, mocks the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while treating Starks like a rodeo horse, and Collision goes picture in picture again.
Starks drops a knee on Bryan! And then another! Starks goes out to look under the ring, ignoring the table, to then bring out a STRAP! Starks swings that around, he wants to continue where All Out left off. He LASHES Bryan, and LASHES him again, and again! Then Starks CHOKES Bryan with the strap! Bryan endures but Starks hits a STRAP BULLDOG! Starks lets off for the standing count to start, and Bryan is still floundering at 5 of 10. But Bryan rolls out of the ring to get back to his feet! Starks hurries out after Bryan but into a CHOP! Bryan UPPERCUTS, ROCKS, and then POSTS Starks! Starks falls over and Bryan staggers away.
Bryan’s crimson mask is growing but he can still see Starks. Bryan drags Starks by a leg, but Starks SMACKS Bryan with a steel chain! Bryan ends up back in the ring but still down for the standing count. Starks grins and gets in to wrap the chain around his fist. Starks aims to FULL METAL KNUCKLE! Collision returns to single picture as Bryan staggers, then drops to his knees. Starks swings again but Bryan dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Starks staggers around, Bryan runs back in and CHOPS! Starks CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They throw hands and CHOPS, and then Bryan KICKS and KICKS! Starks blocks to SLAP, SLAP, and so on!
Fans fire up but Bryan dodges, only for Starks to SPEAR!! Starks roars, and he wraps the chain around Bryan’s neck! Just like Bryan did with the strap!! Starks bends Bryan back and squeezes tight! Bryan is fading, but he shakes his head! Bryan isn’t giving up, but he might pass out like Starks did! Bryan is purple!! Starks lets go, and he wants the count! The count begins, Bryans putters and stirs, but is still down at 5 of 10. Starks watches from the corner as we hit 8 of 10! Bryan rises up at 9, but Starks grabs the chain again! Starks squeezes tight, and then drags Bryan up into a HANGMAN’S GORY ESPECIAL!
Bryan kicks and goes to ropes! Bryan uses ropes to get up and over and get free!! Fans are thunderous but Starks is primed to run in! SPEAR into a takedown!! LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks flails, grabs the chain and he throws hands! But Bryan grabs that chain, to wrap it around Starks!! Starks freaks out as he relives All Out!! Starks is purple, and he passes out! The count starts, Bryan keeps on Starks with the chain, but Starks revives!? Starks powers up, powers out and he rains down fists!! Fans are thunderous, but Bryan just turns things around! Fans are even more fired up! Bryan lets off on Starks and both men rise.
Bryan HEADBUTTS! Starks throws a haymaker! HEADBUTT! Haymaker! HEADBUTT!! Both men flop over! Bryan shakes out the stars, “This is Awesome!” The count is 6 of 10, both men stand. Starks swings a chair, but Bryan dodges! Bryan returns to BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Fans fire up again as Starks flounders. Bryan says it is time to kick Starks’ head in!! Bryan gets Starks’ arms, and he fires DRAGON STOMPS!! Again and again and again, and again and again and again! But Starks SPITS at Bryan! So Bryan just STOMPS him more!! Fans fire up, Starks checks his face but also has blood coming from his eyebrow.
Bryan backs off, brings down his kneepad, and he wraps the steel chain around his knee! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for giving them this main event, and Bryan stares Starks up. Bryan runs in to FULL METAL KNEE!!! Starks is down, and the count begins! Bryan crawls away at 5 of 10, drags himself up at 8, and the count hits TEN! Bryan wins again!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Starks wanted revenge, but he only got another vicious fight and crushing defeat. Big Bill and Wheeler Yuta come out to check on their respective allies. Bill helps Starks stand, as does Yuta with Bryan. Yuta and Bill get at each other, but Starks has them all stand down. Is this Starks’ way of showing Bryan respect for the absolute war they just went through? And where does Starks go from here?
A great Collision here, and some more added to WrestleDream just as I was hoping. Julia had a good match with Kiera, she mists Skye, but instead of calling out Willow for a PPV match, she wants Kris and the TBS Championship. That will be a good match for WrestleDream but I feel like Kris wins that. Really good tag title match from FTR VS Workhorsemen but of course FTR wins so that their match with Aussie Open is now a title match. No idea who wins that but we all know it will be a match of the year contender. And I think something rather interesting is that Fatal 4 Way contenders tag match, and that detail about a title match “at any time.” Is a team going to win and then Money in the Bank those AEW tag titles away from whoever wins? Because that’d be awesome, actually.
Speaking of which, really fun tag match of Hook & RVD beating Menard & Parker. Of course Hook & RVD win, which helps give Hook & Cassidy momentum going into that WrestleDream Fatal 4. RVD is probably in AEW to be part of the fun, have more of these really good matches, but I can’t really say he is actually after another title reign of some kind. Then big stuff from Eddie Kingston, putting up TWO championships up in his match with Shibata. That’s one huge first defense for the ROH World Championship, but I would think Eddie retains. As awesome as it’d be to see one man with three singles titles, there’s no good story of Eddie losing the belts he worked so hard to have so soon.
Don Callis has a good promo in response to the Six Man Tag challenge, but of course Will Ospreay is the third man, even though I would’ve loved for them to bring in someone really good that really needs something to do. But whatever, Ospreay brings star power, and there is story here already where Ospreay’s faced all three men, Omega, Ibushi & Jericho. It’ll also be an awesome match with Ospreay in it, but I would think Jericho & The Golden Lovers win. It’d also be great if Daniel Garcia helped tip the scales in Jericho’s favor, completing the double turn of Garcia and Guevara and perhaps giving us Garcia VS Guevara.
Really good TNT Championship Triple Threat that was really a handicap match. While I was thinking Christian was going to force Luchasaurus to give him the win, Christian instead opportunistically takes the win from Darby in where he has to pin Luchasaurus. And yet we’re getting a Best 2 Out of 3 Falls match at WrestleDream. That will make WrestleDream even longer, but maybe that is where it all comes to a head with Nick Wayne being in this story. Great match from White VS Andrade, but of course Bullet Club Gold helps White win that one. I know there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable since Andrade turned Face, but this would be the time for LFI to show their new aggression while also helping Andrade against BCG.
And of course, a great Last Man Standing match in the main event. Oh, yeah, that was a Last Man Standing match they dressed up as Texas Death even though it wasn’t like we weren’t going to notice. Literally earlier this year, AEW Revolution, Hangman VS Moxley, THEIR Texas Death Match was Knockout, Standing Count or Submission/Verbal Forfeit. But I guess since they already played their hand of Starks taking a loss by fainting, meaning Starks would never tap out or say “I Quit,” they could only go with the KO/ten count finish. Still a great match, but I’m just a stickler for labeling things what they are, and this as Last Man Standing, not Texas Death. But I did like Starks having Bill stand down. Makes me think that Starks could be a future ally to the BCC.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Rampage goes big for Grand Slam!
AEW doubles up on Rampage, and we see a massive Fatal 4 Way to determine #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
- Darby Allin & Sting VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus; Darby & Sting win.
- Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker; Kris & OrangeHook win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom; The Righteous win and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at AEW WrestleDream.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
- Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King; Julia wins.
- Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson; Santana wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks; The Hung Bucks win and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin & Sting w/ Nick Wayne VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus!
The Relentless Icons won at All In London, but Captain Charisma’s complaint is that his Right Hand of Destruction was not his tag partner. Now that Christian and the TNT Champion are the legal men, will the result be different? Or will Darby be rolling into the “Triple Threat” title match tomorrow night on Collision?
Christian talks quick strategy with Luchasaurus, and they rush up to bait the Relentless Icons in! Christian ducks away from Sting but Darby gets right on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER! Christian rushes in after all but Sting fires off on him first! Sting dribbles Christian off buckles! Luchasaurus pries free to THROW Darby! Sting TOSSES Christian out then pursues, and the bell finally rings. Luchasaurus runs at Darby but Darby dodges, Luchasaurus gets caught up on the ropes! Darby then runs to DROPKICK Luchasaurus down to the ramp! Sting sends Christian into steel steps while Darby DIVES into Luchasaurus!
Fans rally up as Darby stands Luchasaurus up, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Christian fights back on Sting but Sting ROCKS Christian! But Luchasaurus POSTS Darby! Darby falls to the floor, Nick calls to Sting. They check Darby, he is still breathing but very dazed from that rough landing. Sting helps Darby up, Darby hobbles over, and Darby says he’s okay. Darby slides in at 6 of 10 but Luchasaurus drags him over. Tag to Christian and Christian stomps Darby down! Christian CHOPS Darby, stalks him along the way, then CLUBS him down! Christian stands on Darby’s neck at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.
Darby sputters, Christian drags him up, and tag to Luchasaurus. They mug Darby, and Luchasaurus CLUBS Darby down! Luchasaurus scoops to SLAM Darby down! Luchasaurus snarls, whips Darby hard into the corner, and then tags Christian. Christian says he, or Luchasaurus, will be TNT Champion, but fans boo. Christian taunts Sting, goes back to Darby, and Christian brings Darby around. But Darby fights back with forearms! Darby whips, Christian reverses but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Both men are down, Luchasaurus rushes in to BLAST Sting! Christian anchors Darby’s leg, then tags Luchasaurus.
Rampage goes picture in picture as Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s head! Luchasaurus then stomps Darby, stalks him to ropes, and clamps on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, then scoops, then carries Darby around, for a SWINGING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Darby hangs tough, but Luchasaurus brings him up. Christian tags in, they mug Darby more, and then Christian stands on Darby’s face! The ref counts, Christian steps off to snapmare Darby and neck wrench! Darby endures, but Christian claws his face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off, and then sits Darby up just to claw his face again!
Darby fights up, throws elbows, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Rampage returns to single picture as Christian covers, TWO! Christian grows annoyed but he drags Darby up and tags Luchasaurus. They mug Darby more, and then Luchasaurus hauls Darby up. Darby pries the hand away from his throat, but Luchasaurus ROCKS him! Luchsasurus shakes out his hand, choke grips and JURASSIC- NO, Darby lands out! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby! Into the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Sting breaks it! Fans rally but Luchasaurus tags Christian. Christian goes up to DIVING FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby and Christian crawl as fans fire up! Both men stand, Darby sunset flips but Christian stays up! So Darby lets off, hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Christian! Fans fire up, Sting whips but Christian kicks back! Sting just beats his chest! SPINEBUSTER! Luchasaurus runs in but gets fast hands! Sting backs Luchasaurus down into the corner! Christian runs in but is send into Luchasaurus! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH them both! SCORPION DEATH DROP on Christian! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus! Then feeds him to the dragon sleeper! Darby goes up, SCORPION COFFIN DROP COMBO!!
Christian stagger sup, into a SHOTGUN from Darby! Darby snarls, Sting SPLASHES Luchasaurus! The ref is distracted, Christian pokes Darby in the eyes! Christian chicken wings and turns Darby but Nick distracts him! Darby then rolls Christian up to jackknife bridge! The Relentless Icons win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Prodigy of Rain City gets one over on Captain Charisma! But Christian glares at Nick. Will the jokes about Nick’s mom stop for something far more serious, and dangerous? Or will this all be a distraction in tomorrow night’s glorified handicap match?
Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager!
The Galaxy’s Greatest reunites with her best friend, as well as a new friend! Freshly Squeezed joins forces with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, will their less talk more rock combination help Mama Kris put the Star of the Show, Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange to bed?
The trios sort out and the FTW Champion starts against Menard. The two circle as fans rally up, and Menard talks trash. “You wanna taste?! I don’t think so!” Then Menard tags in Parker! Parker and Hook circle, but then Parker tags Menard. Anna applauds, but Hook TOSSES Parker, then SAYANAGIS Menard! REDRUM!! Menard scrambles and tags to Anna! Hook obeys the rules and lets off of Menard, and also steps aside so Kris can step in. Fans fire up as the TBS Champion and Anna circle. Anna kicks low, but Kris blocks the whip! Then Kris hip tosses Anna away! Fans fire up as Kris flexes, but Anna dodges the splash to LEG LARIAT!
Anna wrenches and HOOK- NO, Kris blocks the kick to suplex! Kris holds Anna up and fans fire up, for the SLAM! Kris kips up and flexes again! Parker storms in, the ref steps him, but that’s a distraction so Hager can CLOBBER Cassidy! Kris gets distracted and Anna SUPERKICKS her down! Tag to Parker while Hook backs Hager down. But Menard CLOBBERS Hook now! And then Menard RAMS Hook into railing! Fans are torn as Menard drags Hook up to put in the ring. Parker drags Hook up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker drags Hook back up to throw hands! Parker reels Hook in to hit a BIG back suplex!
Parker scuffs Hook, tags Menard, and they coordinate to BACKBREAKER and RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fans are torn as Menard talks more trash, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Menard stands Hook up, but Hook pushes him back to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Menard wobbles but he kicks back, and whips him hard into a corner! Hook falls and the former JAS soak up the heat. Menard stomps Hook, sucker punches Cassidy, then stomps Hook more! Menard drags Hook up to whip him hard into the ex-JAS corner. Tag to Parker, they stomp away on Hook, then soak up more heat. Parker scuffs Hook at the ropes, mocks Cassidy’s “devastating” kicks, then stands Hook up. Parker whips, then DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hook hangs in there but Parker drags him up and reels him in. But Hook back drops him away!
parker hurries to drag Hook over and tags in Menard. Menard stomps Hook, kicks him around, then drags him up. Hook throws body shots, but Menard whips him hard into another corner! Menard drags Hook up again, CHOPS him against the ropes, then talks some trash. Menard CHOPS again, fires haymakers, but Hook hits back! And again! And again! But Menard SMACKS Hook down! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Menard & Parker double whip Hook, but Hook ducks the double clotheslines to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up as Hook hurries over, hot tag to Cassidy! New York goes nuts as Cassidy bumps Parker off buckles, bumps Menard off buckles, then repeat! Cassidy climbs up, takes aim, but both Menard & Parker turn around! So Cassidy hops down, to put his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dodges double clotheslines to then DOUBLE SHOTGUN! And kip up! Cassidy builds speed to then DIVE onto Hager! Payback on Big Hurt! Cassidy runs in, tilt-o-whirls but Menard blocks! Parker joins in, but Hook saves Cassidy from the double suplex!
Hook CLUBS Parker & Menard, helps Cassidy, but then Anna CLUBS #OrangeHook! Anna adds on, but then so does Kris! Kris & OrangeHook TRIPLE SUPLEX the ex-JAS!! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! ORANGE- NO, Parker gets under! Feed to the drop toehold, BOOYAH ELBOW! Cassidy gets a taste, but Hook hits a T-BONE on Parker! And a T-BONE on Menard! Fans fire up again as Hook T-BONES Parker onto Menard! Anna is furious, but the ref has to keep her back! Hager gets up to CLOBBER Hook!! Fans boo but Cassidy hits an ORANGE PUNCH on Hager!! Anna is still distracting, then she jumps on Cassidy! QUEENSLAYER!
But Kris pries Anna off Cassidy into an Electric Chair Lift! Anna freaks out, Cassidy intercepts Parker to feed to Hook’s REDRUM!! Kris SLAMS Anna down! Menard falls, ORANGE PUNCH for Parker!! Cover on Parker, OrangeHook & Kris win!
Winners: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook, by pinfall
A great win for the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed! Will this momentum carry them all through into WrestleDream?
It’s an all new QTV.
Harley Cameron asks if they wanna see her impersonation of a hot dog. Uh, sure. Harley just goes rigid. Huh. What does Joe Blow think? Uh- Johnny TV springs on the scene and says they must’ve had a great time in Montreal. Wait, Solo wasn’t invited to that. Oh, uh, that sucks. But let’s rrrroll the footage! Harley says this is awkward, but that only works when she asks for it. “RRRRRRROLL~ the footage, gov’nah!” Footage rolls of QT Marshall defending his title in Lutte Academie, the French Canadian wrestling indie. QT pounded that guy’s ass like a turkey! Oh, hey, nice sunglasses, Solo! Remember the handshake? Hecc yeah!
They do the shake, blast off, and then QT texts! He needs a tag partner for next week! Someone with fresh breath, long hair, and has known for a long time. Someone he can trust not matter what. Solo says that’s him! It has to be! No, bro, that’s Johnny! Gotta go, see you next week. Awkward… But will the combined powers of QT & Johnny be unstoppable?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says that after Dynamite, this guy has a lot to answer for. Though, we already knew he was a snake in the grass. Ladies and gentlemen… Don Callis. Fans boo as the patriarch of the Don Callis Family walks out with “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita and goes to the ring. Schiavone has to admit, Callis is many times a step ahead, and he is eating up how the fans all around the world just HATE him! Schiavone says Callis deserves all of it. Callis takes the mic and fans boo as he says just wants to say… “A few weeks ago, the wrestling world was abuzz! The wrestsling world was abuzz at my so-called pursuit of Chris Jericho.
“I didn’t end up with Jericho, but I ended up with the man I really wanted, the newest member of the Don Callis Family… SAMMY! GUEVARAAA~!” The fallen Spanish God makes his way out now, dressed to impress. Fans boo more as Sammy joins his “family” in the ring. Sammy soaks up all the heat, but Schiavone asks, “You actually call this man family?” Sammy says he can’t hear Schiavone, but that might be from all the booing. Sammy tells Don, “Believe it or not, I hated you. I hated you for a long time.
“I hated you almost as much as they hated you. And it’s because this whole time, I thought you were trying to rip apart my family. But really, you were just trying to show me I never really had one. Until now!” They hug and fans boo more. Sammy says why did he betray Jericho on Wednesday? The reason is because for the past four years, he has been holding Sammy back! Jericho has taken Sammy for granted, just like all the fans have! Fans boo more but Sammy says yeah, yeah, yeah. Last year, it was “F YOU SAMMY!” Earlier this year, it was “LET’S GO, SAMMY!” Well Sammy is done with such fickleness! He doesn’t need the fans!
Sammy is done trying to earn the fans’ love. He has a hot, hot wife, a beautiful baby girl and a fat bank account! Fans boo Sammy but Sammy says Jericho is DEAD to him, and never wants to see him again! But wait! Judas plays and fans fire up! Jericho is here, and he rushes the DCF! Jericho DECKS Konosuke, ROCKS Sammy, fires off on Konosuke again to TOSS him out, then he ROCKS Sammy! Sammy scurries away but Callis CLUBS Jericho! Jericho scowls at Callis and fans say Callis F’d up now! But Konosuke returns to SMACK Jericho with a chair! And again! And again! And again!!
Fans boo but then Sammy has Konosuke stop. Because Sammy takes the chair to SMACK Jericho now! And again! And again!! Sammy unleashes that resentment and rage! Konosuke drags Jericho up, Sammy helps, and Callis tells Jericho this is what he gets! Callis throws punches, but hurts his own hand! So he brings out the SCREWDRIVER!! Fans freak out, but here comes KENNY OMEGA!! The Cleaner is back, with a metal pipe!! Omega runs the DCF off and fans are thunderous! Jericho staggers up to his feet and he bumps into Kenny. Both men are on guard, but upon seeing who it is, Jericho cools off.
Omega drops the pipe, and he nods before leaving. Will Omega and Jericho see that the enemy of their enemy is truly a friend in the fight against the treacherous, disgusting and conniving Don Callis?
Rampage returns as Alex Marvez finds Kenny Omega.
Marvez says Omega and Jericho, in the same ring together, working together against Don Callis! Kenny stomps Marvez there. Do they really think Kenny did any of that for Jericho? That he cares about Jericho? This is bigger than Jericho! This is about Kenny taking care of Callis. But then Jericho walks over. Jericho tells Kenny that he says this once: he appreciates Kenny making that save, but he also knows the reason it happened. Just as Kenny was saying, this is not about them becoming friends. This entire company was based on the Omega VS Jericho rivalry. But now, something that Callis never thought would happen: Jericho and Omega are UNITED in taking Callis out!
The match Callis put together in Tokyo, it is now a nightmare come to life. And as far as Sammy goes, he is the real Judas. But so Jericho suggests they team up for real and take out the Don Callis Family, at WrestleDream! Omega tells Callis that he stabbed Omega in the back, betrayed his best friend in Jericho, and threatened someone Kenny loves in Kota Ibushi. That scar on Callis’ head that he blames on Omega, after they’re done with him, Callis will look like Freddy Krueger. WrestleDream, October 1st, will become a Wrestle Nightmare. DCF VS Jericho, Omega and Ibushi! Who you got?! They’ll be waiting.
ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom!
All teams with history in ROH, all teams with history with the tag titles, but only one team gets to go on to their WrestleDream against MJF & Adam Cole. Will Matt & Jeff DELETE the competition? Will Dutch & Vincent bring about an Autumn Sunset? Will Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta get a shot at finally becoming champions? Or will Mike Bennett & Matt Taven go after the men that (emotionally) hurt Roderick Strong?
In this Fatal 4 Way, only two teams are legal at a time, so the ref calls for them to sort things out. But then tensions build between old rivals in Best Friends and The Kingdom, as well as new rivals in The Hardys and The Righteous. The ref can sense where this is going, and he rings the bell right as the brawl begins! Taven has Trent, Mike has Chuck, Dutch has Matt (Hardy) and Vinnie has Jeff! Then The Kingdom and Righteous put Best Friends and Hardys up top, fire off more hands with them, but then Best Friends and Hardys knock The Righteous and Kingdom down! Four corner V1! QUADRUPLE AX HANDLES!
The Hardys give thumbs up to Best Friends, and then Best Friends offer it. But the group hug is denied! Fans boo as The Hardys are sent outside, followed by Best Friends. Mike RAMS Chuck into railing, Dutch builds speed, but the KICK OF THE KING takes him down! Taven builds speed to FLY! He takes down The Righteous and Hardys! Trent gets in the ring and fans fire up! Trent builds speed, but Chuck stops him! They HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! The Best Friends then BLAST The Kingdom, and they DOUBLE TOPE to take everyone out! Fans are thunderous as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Best Friends put Taven in, Matt Hardy is after him, and he ROCKS Taven with a forearm. And another! Taven drops to a knee, Hardy bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” The ref counts, Hardy finishes up, and fans rally. Hardy drags Taven up, brings him around, tag to Jeff. The Hardys double whip, then double ELBOW, and then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Taven up, snapmares, and basement dropkicks! But then Chuck tags in off Jeff! Tag to Trent and Best Friends get Taven up. Forearm and SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Mike shouts at Trent but Trent keeps his focus on Taven.
Trent runs in at the corner to BACK ELBOW! Then Trent keeps moving, but Taven ducks and sends Trent out! Mike YANKS Trent down to BOSTON BAYONET! Mike mocks Jeff’s dance moves, but then backs off as the Hardys step to him. Taven then CLOBBERS Trent! Taven puts Trent in the ring, stalks him, and keeps him from Chuck. Trent anchors a leg, tags Mike, and Mike CLAWS Trent’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Mike again mocks Jeff. Mike drags Trent up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS him down! Mike then BOOTS Trent, stands him back up, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Trent hangs tough but Mike tags Taven.
The Kingdom gets Trent up, feed to a BOOT, then a FOREARM, then Taven goes up. Trent ducks and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits Mike! Taven panics, apologizes, and Rampage returns to single picture. The Kingdom keeps Trent from Chuck! Then they DECK Chuck! Trent BOOTS Mike, dodges Taven and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while Trent and Taven are down. Vinnie reaches out to tag off his old enemy, and Hardy tags off Trent. Hardy rallies on Vinnie, then hits a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, ONE!! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys whip Vinnie to BOOT, JAWBREAKER, and then NECKBREAKER! Jeff SPLASHES down, covers, TWO!
Jeff wrenches to CLUB Vinnie’s arm. Tag to Matt, they mug Vinnie, and then double whip. Dutch runs in but is sent into Vinnie! Matt sets up, Jeff runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt tags Jeff back in, and Jeff hits an atomic drop, then the leg splitting leg drop! Basement dropkick to add on! And an elbow drop! Cover, Dutch breaks it! Jeff kicks Dutch but no Twist yet! BOSS MAN SLAM! Taven ENZIGURIS Dutch! Vinnie ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Mike whips Vinnie but Vinnie BOOTS! Vinnie ROCKS Mike, feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Matt Hardy runs in but into a BOSS MAN SLAM!!
Chuck sneaks a tag off Jeff Hardy, Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Vinnie! Trent runs but Dutch catches him! Trent slips free of the Boss Man Slam to feed Dutch to a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Taven runs in to BOOT Trent! “That’s for Adam Cole, ya dummy!” But Taven turns around into a SUPERKICK from Chuck! Chuck drags Taven up, wrenches, but Mike stops Sole Food! Taven distracts the ref, Mike PUNCHES CHUCK IN THE WIENER!! Mike reels Chuck in, Taven goes up, HAIL MARY!! Cover, TRENT BREAKS IT! Fans fire up as Jeff tags in off Taven! Taven is furious but Jeff gives Chuck a TWIST OF FATE!
Jeff throws his shirt off! Jeff goes up a corner, but Vinnie tags in off Jeff! SWANTON BOMB on Chuck, but Dutch drags Jeff out! Vinnie SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships)
Fans don’t like it, but Vinnie snipes this one, and now he and Dutch will face MJF & Cole in Seattle! Will The Righteous expose the false friendship for what it is? Or will the brochachos continue to prove they are Better Than You Baybay?
Wait, Taven RAMS Trent into railing! He is furious that he and Mike lost! Mike CHOKES Chuck with a chair! Taven SMACKS Trent with a chair! They are violating their PSAs about neck health by endangering the neck health of Best Friends! Mike SMACKS Chuck off a chair! Fans boo while The Kingdom storms off, what will it take for the OGK to finally get back to the ROH World Tag titles?
Mike Santana speaks.
“Now it’s time for you to understand what this all truly means to me. Going away for this injury was the easy part. Handling what goes on in here (the heart) and up here (the mind) was the hard part. That was the true test. I spent 30 DAYS staring out a treatment center window, wondering just where my life went. And I realized I’ve survived way too damn much to just piss it all away. And here I am, for the world to see. And I’m hungrier than ever. Everybody is food. You get in between me and my money, I will put you down. You get in between me and feeding my daughter, I put you down.
“And realize this: Whether it’s here, whether it’s anywhere, I’m gonna get mine. If you don’t like it, you fight me or fire me! But you have two options: Either get down, or lay down.” There is a fire raging inside Mike Santana, will he use it to blaze a trail to the top of the mountain?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order!
While everyone loves the diss tracks and the scissor fingers and the bright colors, it would seem Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver would have us believe Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass are the bad guys in all this. But if they’re the heroes of this story, does that mean the Dark Order will prevail? Or will they fail to end the Scissoring World Tour?
But speaking of a diss track…! “Acclaimed on the mic, and it sounds so pretty. Damn it feels good to be in New York City! Oh my God, the Dark Order! The number one cure for a sleep disorder! The group is smaller than I remember. Now we gotta fight against the three worst members! And we beat you down proper. Have all y’all laid up like Aaron Rodgers.” Ouch… But Bowens takes the mic to shout, “NEW YOOORK CITAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! But will those scissors cut down The Dark Order before they ever rebuild?
The trios sort out and Caster starts against Reynolds. The fans rally up and sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Caster and Reynolds circle, tie up, and go around. Reynolds waistlocks, throws Caster down, then pulls on an ear to get a headlock. Caster fights up, throws body shots, and then headlocks back. Reynolds powers up and out, but Caster runs him over! Caster says “SUCK IT!” then runs, but Reynolds hurdles. Caster BACKHANDS Reynolds! And says “SUCK IT!” again! Reynolds runs in, but into an arm-drag! Caster keeps on the armlock but Reynolds fights up. Reynolds puts Caster in the corner and Silver tags in.
Uno pulls Caster’s hair to keep him in the corner, the reprimands, but Silver & Reynolds mug Caster! The ref counts, Silver lets off to say “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” But Caster fights back and RAMS Silver into the corner! Tag to Bowens and he kicks Silver. Silver shoves Bowens but Bowens fires off haymaker after haymaker after haymaker! Self-scissor and Bowens DECKS Silver! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Billy, he and Bowens double whip to double ELBOW! They wind up, and scissor before the ELBOW DROP! Billy then scoops to SLAM Silver! Tag to Caster, they hold Silver open as Bowens goes up!
SCISSOR ME- NO, Reynolds HOTSHOTS Bowens down! Uno DECKS Billy, BOOTS Caster, and then Reynolds RAMS Bowens into railing! Uno drags Billy out to POST him! Silver STRADDLE ATTACKS then GERMAN SUPLEXES Caster! Bridging cover, TWO! The Dark Order regroup, to mock the scissor fingers! Fans boo but Silver looms over Caster. Silver bumps Caster off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Silver tags Reynolds, they mug Caster, then Reynolds brings Caster around for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Caster hangs tough but Reynolds grinds his forearm into Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Reynolds lets off at 4, then he tags Uno. Reynolds bumps Caster of Uno’s boot, then Uno CHOPS Caster! Uno scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Uno argues with the ref, but then drags Caster back up. Uno brings Caster around, but Caster fights his way towards his corner! Caster reaches out but Uno turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Uno drags Caster up as Rampage returns to single picture, and bumps him off more buckles.
Uno tags Silver, and Silver snapmares Caster. Silver KICKS Caster in the chest! Silver taunts Bowens & Billy, but backs off to then drag Caster up. Silver KICKS Caster down, then he taunts Bowens & Billy again. Silver stands Caster up but Caster throws hands! But Silver gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Caster ends up in the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno stomps a mudhole into Caster, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno gets in the ref’s face, and that allows Silver to CHOKE Caster! Fans boo but Uno drags Caster up. Fans rally but Reynolds tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster. Silver says Dark Order freakin’ rules!
Reynolds CLUBS Caster, stands on his face, and says the Dark Order claw is a real hand sign! Reynolds stomps Caster, drags him up, and then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Uno, and Uno CHOPS Caster! Tag back to Reynolds, and Uno keeps Caster stuck so Reynolds can run and ELBOW! Uno SPLASHES, then short arm LARIATS! Reynolds covers, TWO! Fans rally for Caster as he crawls, but Reynolds intercepts to scissor finger with him! Then Reynolds sucker punches Bowens! The ref keeps Billy back, but then Caster back drops! Reynolds sunset flips but Caster sits on it, TWO! Reynolds hurries up, but Caster hot tags Billy!
Fans fire up as Daddy Ass starts whooping some ass! Billy TOSSES Uno, TOSSES Silver, then back drops Reynolds! Fans fire up more as Billy says “SUCK IT!” FAMOU- NO, Reynolds sips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Billy drops to a knee and Reynolds shouts “Suck this, Billy!” Reynolds runs, but into a LARIAT! Tag to Bowens! Bowens drags Reynolds but Reynolds cradle counters! TWO!! Reynold swings but Bowens spins him for the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Reynolds down! Fans fire up as Bowens tags Caster. The ARRIVAL, and then the MIC DROP! Cover, Silver shoves Bowens down to break it!
Silver BOOTS Bowens out, distracts the ref with the arguing, and Uno has a title belt! Uno aims, BELT SHOT on Caster!! Uno gets away with the evidence, Reynolds covers, TWO?!?! Caster survives and Uno is furious! But Billy CLOBBERS Uno! Silver CANNONBALLS Billy! Reynolds hauls Caster up, he and Silver start up the WOMBO COMBO! But Caste turns Stunner into FAMOUSER! Bowens POSTS Silver, crotch first! Bowens tags in and the Acclaimed get Reynolds up! Double trophy lift, into an ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Dark Order showed their true colors with trying to cheat this one, and the Scissor World Tour continues! But will Uno, Reynolds & Silver try again? Or will Caster, Bowen s& Daddy Ass move on to bigger and better?
Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King!
Chicago Skye got a great Six Woman Tag win last night in ROH, but now she is back to fighting for herself. Will she be able to shine in the darkness? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up as the hats come off, and then the two slowly circle. They approach but Julia dodges. Julia smirks but Skye rolls her eyes. They reset and Julia offers a handshake. Skye is wary, but she still accepts. And then Julia reels Skye in to whisper something to Skye? Skye gets mad but Julia SLAPS her first! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Julia shoves Skye. Skye blocks a kick to KNEE Julia! Skye runs up to reel Julia in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Skye drags Julia up and fireman’s carries, but Julia fights free to waistlock. They go to ropes but Skye turns O’Conner into a crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Skye hurries to smack Julia off buckles! Skye swaggers, runs corner to corner, but Julia trips her into buckles! And throws her down by her hair! Julia kicks Skye around, then rains down fists! Fans boo but Julia scowls, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Julia stomps Skye around, CLUBS her down, then CLUBS her again! Julia clamps on a chinlock and she stretches Skye back. Skye endures, reaches out, so Julia throws her down. Julia stomps Skye, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Julia SLAPS Skye, then CHOPS her! Skye flounders along the ropes but Julia brings her up to whip and CLOBBER her! Julia paces around while Skye writhes. Julia drags Skye up, CLUBS her, then stomps her down. Julia scuffs Skye around, drags her up and SLAPS her again! Skye flounders to a corner, but Julia fires off forearms! Julia digs her boots in but lets off as the ref counts.
Skye sputters but Julia stands her up. Julia whips Skye corner to corner hard, then runs in, only to get buckles! Skye schoolgirl bridges, TWO! Julia KICKS Skye down! And CLUBS her! Julia chinlocks to grind Skye down to the mat, but Skye endures as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Skye SLAPS Julia! Julia SLAPS back! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up with Skye, then she whips. Julia holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! Snapmare and then SUPER- NO, Julia blocks the kick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Julia hangs tough but fans rally up. Skye goes to the corner and she climbs up. Julia staggers, and she trips Skye! Julia goes up to throw hands but Skye hits back! Julia CLUBS Skye but Skye ROCKS Julia! Julia sits on the ropes but she fights with forearms! Skye ROCKS Julia again and Julia leans way back! But Julia sits up, SPIDER SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up as Julia hangs upside-down like a bat! Then she hops down to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Julia grows frustrated but Brody says to end this! But Skye covers! TWO, Julia has the ghost pin, TWO! Skye full nelsons but Julia powers out to ROCK Skye! And SUPERKICK! Julia runs to BLINDSIDER! “The House always wins.” HARTLESS!! Skye taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
Julia is undefeated on the year, but she isn’t done! She puts Skye back into HARTLESS!! Skye taps more, the ref reprimands, but Julia makes her suffer! Wait! Here comes Willow Nightingale! The Babe with the Power is Skye’s friend, and she makes the save! Julia scurries away to hide behind Brody. Julia wags her finger and has a sinister little smile. Is the Lady of the House going to target the 2023 Queen of Harts?
Bullet Club Gold speaks.
Colten Gunn busts out the Espanol, bringing up how tomorrow night on Collision, Jay White is going to wrestle Andrade. Austin says you gotta roll those R’s more. It’s “Andrrrade El Idolo~!” Juice shows off his “rrrrrr~~” and then Jay White walks over. He loves it when you get Juice purring. But no, boys, it is Andrrrade El Iiidolooo~! Oooh~! But see, the thing is, White is familiar with Andrade. A world class athlete who has traveled the world over. But White knows Andrade. They met in 2015 in Japan. Andrade didn’t know White, probably doesn’t even remember, but why would he?
But Andrade knows him now as The Switchblade, Jay White. The WORLD knows Jay White, just like the world knows the Bang Bang Gang, Bullet Club Gold, #TopShelfGunns! And Andrade El Idolo, you want the world to know your name and ask for his name in the same breath as White’s. Well lucky for Andrade, tomorrow night on Collision, Michigan will know your name when Jay White BEATS Andrrrade El Idolo~! And then his moment in the spotlight ends with two words: ARMAS ARRRRRIBAAAA!! BCG is guaranteeing a “GOALLLL~!” but will they be the ones learning a thing or two?
Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson w/ The Iron Savages!
We’ve heard the story and we’ve heard the warnings, but time to see it in action! Will the Bronx Boricua Badass burn down his beefy ‘n’ bulky opponent?
The bell rings and fans rally up as Santana circles with Bronson. Santana gets on the corner to soak up all the energy coming from the crowd. Then he ties up with Bronson, they go around, and Bronson puts Santana in a corner. Santana turns it around, the ref counts and Santana lets off, but Bronson ROCKS him! Bronson then storms up to fire off hands! Bronson bumps Santana off buckles, fires off haymakers, but the ref counts. Bronson says he’s gonna BUST~! But Santana CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bronson kicks low, runs, but Santana BOOTS him! Santana waistlocks, Bronson switches but Santana bucks the O’Conner to roll and CUTTER!
Fans fire up and Santana aims from a corner now. Bronson stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT! Santana is all fired up and the fans are with him! Bronson bails out but Santana DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bronson! Fans are thunderous as Santana puts Bronson in the ring. Santana goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Santana drags Bronson up, reels him in, and he underhooks to Canadian Rack, GUTBUSTER! Cover, Santana wins!
Winner: Mike Santana, by pinfall
A victorious return, but wait! Ortiz is on stage? Proud ‘n’ Powerful have parted ways, but now these two stand face to face. Ortiz says if Santana’s ready to talk, he’s ready to listen. Santana just walks past Ortiz so Ortiz says okay, if that’s how it is… Will PNP ever be a team again? Will they even reunite as friends?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, Swerve’s Mogul Embassy, and Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks now come to a head as the ROH Six Man Championships hang in the balance. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their reign of terror? Or will Matt, Nick & The Cowboy have these belts for a second time?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly the elite trio!
The Code of Honor is upheld as this is an ROH sanctioned bout. Then the Embassy attacks! The Gates of Agony go after The Bucks while Cage is after Page! Kaun whips Matt and Liona whips Nick but the Bucks hold ropes! The Gates rush in but the Bucks dump them out! Fans fire up as the Bucks DOUBLE PLANHA and bring the Gates down! Hangman fires back on Cage with haymakers, then a ROLLING ELBOW into the DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up as the Bucks slide and anchor Kaun, and then Hangman BOOTS Kaun down! The Bucks catch Kaun, bring him around to drape him out, and Hangman remembers this one!
Fans fire up as Hangman goes to the apron, to DRAPING SHOOTING STAR! Fans are thunderous and even Hangman is surprised he pulled it off. Nick PENALTY KCIKS Liona, RAMS into Cage, then slingshots to FACEBUSTER! Then cartwheel MOONSAULT for LIona! Slingshot DESTROYER for Cage! Matt is up top, to MACHO ELBOW! Fans are thunderous as The Hung Bucks get in together. They sit Cage up, B T E- “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul himself is here! Hangman snarls at Swerve but Swerve and his fur coat stay on stage. Nana does his dance, though!
Hangman steps out to the ramp to stare Swerve down but Swerve just blows him a kiss. The Gates CLOBBER The Bucks! Kaun & Lona get Matt up, Cage coordinates with them, ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! Liona TOSSES Hangman out, then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Nick! The Gates fires each other up, then Kaun whips Liona in. Matt ELBOWS Liona away! Kaun runs in but into a BOOT! Matt goes up but Kaun kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and then an ELBOW DROP from Liona! The Embassy roars while the fans boo, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Kaun tags in to drag Matt up and ROCKS him in a corner! And CHOP! Kaun stalks Matt as he staggers away, then tags in Liona. The Gates mug Matt, Liona stomps a mudhole in then digs his foot into Matt’s throat! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and then Liona hauls Matt up to scoop. Liona puts Matt on ropes to throw KNEE after KNEE! The ref counts, Liona just fires off more and more, but he lets off at 4. Tag to Cage, Liona stomps Matt and then Cage drags him up. Cage bumps Matt off buckles, then UPPERCUTS! Matt hits back but Cage ROCKS him! Cage whips corner to corner, Matt bounces off buckles and into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cage drags Matt up, shoves him and ROCKS him in the back! Tag to Kaun, he shoves and ROCKS Matt in the back! Tag to Liona and the mugging continues! They stomp and stomp until Matt falls out of the ring! Liona tags Cage back in and Cage fetches Matt. Cage whips Matt hard into railing! Cage soaks up the heat, “Who betta!?” Cage puts Matt back in the ring, covers, TWO! Cage drags Matt into a chinlock and grinds him down. Matt endures, fights up, and throws body shots. But Cage KNEES Matt low! Cage then BLASTS Nick off the apron! The ref reprimands but Matt fights his way out of the Embassy corner!
Cage runs in but Matt sends him into Kaun, knocking Kaun off the apron! Cage keeps Matt from Hangman but Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! But Cage SPLASHES Matt in the corner! Cage hoists Matt up top, CLUBS him on the back, then climbs up after Matt. Cage again soaks up heat, but Matt fires punches and elbows in return! Rampage returns to single picture, Matt knocks Cage down! Cage is in the drop zone, fans rally up and Matt adjusts, to CROSSBODY The Gates! Matt then hurries in, dodges Cage, tag to Hangman! The Cowboy rallies on The Machine with haymakers! The fans fire up as Hangman whips but Cage reverses.
Hangman slides under, BOOTS, but Cage reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Hangman lands on his feet! Nana is freaking out but Kaun grabs Hangman! Cage runs in but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman ROCKS Kaun, then triangle jump LARIATS Kaun down! Hangman keeps moving, and he triangle jump MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Cage hangs tough but fans rally with Hangman. Hangman goes to the apron, but the Gates anchor him! So the Bucks DOUBLE DIVE to take the Gates out! Hangman slingshots, but Cage catches him in Alabama position! WATER WHEEL DROP!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous but Cage hauls Hangman up. Swerve is still stoic on the ramp, but Cage puts Hangman on the top rope. Cage goes up but fans rally for Cowboy Shid! Cage fireman’s carries, but Hangman flips it to a SUPER STEINER!! Cage staggers up, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kaun runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona stays standing, and he roars, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Liona tumbles out, Matt gets Kaun up! The Bucks coordinate but Matt’s back holds him back. So Hangman scoops Kaun, Nick springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage deadlifts Nick to a fireman’s carry!
Kaun turns things around on Hangman to have a fireman’s carry, and then Liona returns to fireman’s carry Matt! The Embassy coordinate, SAMOAN DROP, AIR RAID CRASH and an F5 all at the same time!! Cover on Hangman, TWO?!? Hangman is still in this and fans are thunderous! The Embassy argues with the ref but Nana says to focus. The Embassy regroups, and Cage whips Kaun in to SPLASH! Liona sends Cage in to UPPERCUT! Kaun sends Liona in to clothesline! feed to Kaun’s full nelson, Cage picks Hangman up and Liona is up top, HAMMOCK SPLASH BOMB!! Cover, Nick SUPERKICKS it apart!!
The Gates swarm Nick and beat him down! They get him up, Cage coordinates with them again, but Nick flips up and out of the rock-a-bye! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage while Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! Kaun gets a SUPERKICK! The Gates stay up!? They DOUBLE LARIAT The Bucks! But Hangman DOUBLE BUCK SHOTS The Gates!! Cage swings, misses, Hangman Alabama Lifts to DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives but Hangman doesn’t worry, he just reloads on the apron. But Swerve is approaching. Hangman slingshots, Cage dodges, and Swerve is now face to face with Hangman. Hangman turns around into a DISCUS!!
Cage gets Hangman up, DRILL- VICTORY ROLL!! THE HUNG BUCKS WIN!!!
Winners: The Hung Bucks, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The Elite wins big, but Hangman goes right back to glaring at Swerve! Pyro goes off to celebrate The Hung Bucks becoming TWO-TIME Six Man Tag Team Champions, having ended one of the most dominant trios in either AEW or ROH! But this doesn’t change what is coming. Hangman and Swerve will put pen to paper on Wednesday to make their WrestleDream match official. Will Swerve’s House have something waiting for the Cowboy in Colorado?
A great two hours for Rampage here, though I am not going to advocate for this being a regular thing. Great opening tag from Darby & Sting VS Christian & Luchasaurus, and I like that Nick Wayne costs Christian this match. Darby taking on Christian and Luchasaurus in that TNT Championship Triple Threat which will really is a handicap match could also be a way to hand the feud off to where Christian has matches with Nick Wayne over this “Your dad is dead, I will be a better dad” gimmick. Now I don’t know if that means Darby wins the title or not, but it feels more likely he loses since Christian and Luchasaurus are going to work together.
Great Mixed Six but of course Kris & OrangeHook win. This was the first outing of Cassidy & Hook as a team, so they weren’t going to lose, and certainly not to the former Jericho Appreciation Society. And while Hook is FTW Champion, this does feel like they’ll eventually make it to some tag title match so that Cassidy can add to his resume. Great Fatal 4 Tag, but The Righteous winning was a big surprise to me. I thought WrestleDream would be when they pull the trigger on The Kingdom VS MJF & Cole and that pushes things towards a brochacho break-up. Seems not, they might be saving that for Full Gear in LA. And Kingdom might bide their time with a feud with Best Friends.
Good promo from Callis and Sammy, and really good stuff with Jericho going after them all, and then Kenny making the save. I was a little confused as to where Kota Ibushi was supposed to come into this until Jericho made the challenge of a Six Man Tag a la All In London. But at the same time, it prompts the Don Callis Family to grow, as it should, and maybe Callis keeps it a surprise until WrestleDream. Really good promo from Mike Santana before he of course beat Bronson, and I really like that Ortiz appeared. People have been wondering how much shoot and how much work we’re seeing in their social media exchanges, but I would think this hints at it being more a worked shoot, playing off the tension that has perhaps already been resolved.
Really good AEW Trios title match, with Dark Order looking good in their new gear, white with purple highlights. But I figured The Acclaimed would retain, they’re not losing on TV. Good match from Skye VS Julia, and Julia winning was only a slight surprise given all the momentum Skye’s been building. But Willow making the save was good stuff, and I really do think we need someone to be feuding with Willow over her winning the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Should’ve been doing that the whole time, but whether it’s AEW or ROH, Tony Khan’s got the book and we’ve all talked about those issues.
And a great main event for the ROH World Six Man titles, but with how fast and furious the Hung Bucks were going at the start of the match, I really thought they were losing. Swerve showed up, he could’ve easily screwed Hung Bucks over, but he was putting it on Hangman to mess things up and that actually cost The Mogul Embassy. I was talking this whole time about how that kinda buries ROH, and unless The Hung Bucks show up on like next week’s ROH episode, I still hold to that. Adam Cole & MJF haven’t been on ROH TV even though they’re the tag champs, so it just makes ROH seem like an afterthought despite them constantly using the various ROH champions on AEW programming. And if The Hung Bucks beat the near unbeatable Embassy, who is even going to beat the Bucks without cheating so, so hard?
My Score: 8.9/10
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