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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (8/27/20)

THURSDAY Night Dynamite!

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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.

PLAY BY PLAY

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?


My Thoughts:

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


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)

The American Dragon is back in action!

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Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!

As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
  • Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
  • The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
  • Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
  • El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Brody King speaks.

“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”

Claudio Castagnoli speaks.

“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”

 

CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.

The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.

Daniel Garcia speaks.

“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”

 

Bryan Danielson speaks.

“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”

Eddie Kingston speaks.

“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!

The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?

The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!

Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!

Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.

Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.

Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.

Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.

Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.

Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?

Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!

Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)

That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.

“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.

“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.

“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?

 

Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!

With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?

The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!

Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.

Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!

Winner: Abadon, by pinfall

Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?

Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?

 

Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.

Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.

So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!

We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?

While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!

Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!

Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!

Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!

Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!

Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!

Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!

Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!

Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)

Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?

 

Willie Mack speaks.

“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?

 

The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!

Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!

The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?

 

Backstage interview with Ethan Page.

Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.

So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?

 

AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.

The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.

 

Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!

Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?

The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!

Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.

The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.

Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!

Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!

Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!

Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs,  Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!

Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall

Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.

The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm.

Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!

Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?

 

Christian Cage speaks.

Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.

This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?

 

El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!

The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.

Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.

Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!

Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!

Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall

The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?

 

Backstage interview with Keith Lee.

Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?

 

Backstage interview with CJ Perry.

Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.

Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!

The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?

The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.

Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!

Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.

Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!

Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!

Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!

Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!!  Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!

Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!

Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!

Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)

THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.

Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.

Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?

But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.

Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.

I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)

Best Friends are on a Rampage!

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Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?

Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
  • Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
  • Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
  • Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.

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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!

OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?

But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.

HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!

Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!

Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.

Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!

Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!

Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!

Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!

Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!

Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall

Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.

Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.

Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.

Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.

But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.

“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”

Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?

 

Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.

Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”

And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?

 

The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C

So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?

The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!

Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall

Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?

 

Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.

Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!

Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?

 

Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!

Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?

The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.

But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!

Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.

Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.

Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!

Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall

The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?

And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?

 

Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!

While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?

The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!

Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!

JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!

Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!

Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!

The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!

Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!

JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!

Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!

Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall

The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?


My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.

Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.

And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.

My Score: 8.5/10


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