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Mitchell’s NXT TakeOver: XXX Results & Report! (8/22/20)

And your NEW NXT North American Champion…!

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NXT TakeOver: XXX

Will doomsday take over NXT?

NXT’s thirtieth TakeOver event could see the landscape change forever! Will the Limitless Keith Lee be made to Fall and Pray by Karrion Kross in their epic first-ever match for THE NXT Championship?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Preshow – NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Triple Threat: Breezango VS El Legado del Fantasma VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch; Breezango win(s) and will challenge Imperium for the titles.
  • Finn Balor VS Timothy Thatcher; Balor wins.
  • Vacated NXT North American Championship Ladder Match: Bronson Reed VS Damian Priest VS Cameron Grimes VS Johnny Gargano VS Velveteen Dream; Priest wins and becomes the new NXT North American Champion.
  • Adam Cole VS Pat McAfee; Cole wins.
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai VS Dakota Kai w/ Raquel Gonzalez; Shirai wins and retains the NXT Women’s Championship.
  • NXT Championship: Keith Lee VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux; Kross wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the TakeOver Preshow!

Join Scott Stanford and Sam Roberts in discussing, analyzing and predicting the action for tonight! Plus, special guest, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T!

 

William Regal “greets” Pat McAfee and his crew.

Regal wants McAfee to remember that his match with Adam Cole is 1v1. McAfee tells Regal, “See this tan?” He’s not sweating it, and Regal doesn’t have to worry about a thing.

 

NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Triple Threat: Breezango VS El Legado del Fantasma VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch!

The action starts already as these three incredibly talented teams battle to determine who moves on to face Imperium! Will it be the fun loving Prince Pretty and Lord of the Dance? The all business Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza? Or the BritAm Brawlers and their one two combination?

The teams sort out and in this Triple Threat, it’s one man each! Mendoza starts with Oney and Fandango, but Mendoza BOOTS Breeze off the apron! Fandango goes after Mendoza with fast hands and the two brawl. Oney waits as Mendoza enziguris Fandango to then throw Mendoza out. Oney hurries out but Mendoza bumps him off the apron. They end up on the apron while Wilde goes after Burch. Burch CHOPS Wilde away while Mendoza tries to suplex Oney. Oney holds the ropes, pushes back, but Mendoza enziguris! Mendoza gets in to CHOP Fandango in a corner then whip him. Fandango reverses, Mendoza slips out and hits Fandango back. Mendoza climbs up, Fandango shoves him down to the floor!

The crowd fires up as Wilde runs in, dodges one clothesline but not the LARIAT! Fandango drags Mendoza up, Crucifix BOMB to the outside! Down go El Legado and the One Two! Fandango paces as he waits for anyone to get in the ring. The crowd rallies as Oney is on the apron. Fandango brings Oney up but Oney hotshots! Oney lines things up and suplexes Fandango! Fandango holds the ropes to suplex Oney in. Oney slips out, O’Conner rolls, TWO! Fandango cradles, TWO! Fandango European Uppercuts but Oney gives it back! These two brawl, Fandango gets the edge but Oney fires up! Fandango swivels hips but Oney CHOPS and CHOPS! Oney runs, Fandango clotheslines himself and Oney out! They keep brawling!!

The crowd fires up as Fandango CHOPS again! Oney EuroUppers, Mendoza TRIANGLE TORNILLOS!! Mendoza takes Oney and Fandango out then puts Oney in. Mendoza tags in Wilde and Wilde stands on Oney’s hand. Breeze tags in and gets in, but Wilde sends him into Oney. Wilde neckbreakers Oney to DDT Breeze! Cover on Oney, TWO! Wilde covers Breeze, TWO! Wilde grows frustrated but takes it out on Oney and Breeze with stomps. Wilde shifts to clubbing forearms and dropkicks Oney! Burch tags in and rallies with big hands! Burch throws EuroUppers and a whip, but Wilde reverses. Burch boots back, hops up and missile dropkicks Wilde down! The crowd fires up as Burch hits Wilde with a corner clothesline and enziguri! GERMAN SUPLEX and a LARIAT!

The Govenah is fired up and he has Oney climb. Burch Electric Chairs Wilde but Wilde slips out. They standing switch, Wilde fights out and hits Oney. Wilde kicks and clubs Burch to fireman’s carry but Burch slips off to HEADBUTT! Tag to Oney, they combine, DRAPING DDT! Cover, Mendoza breaks it! Breeze tags Fandango as Mendoza snap suplexes Burch. Fandango CHOPS away on Oney, whips him corner to corner, but Oney goes up and over. Fandango SUPERKICKS Oney, then SUPERKICKS Mendoza out of the air! Breeze tags in, they combine for the Fashino Fopa! LEG DROP!! Cover but Wilde is right there to break it! Oney throws Wilde out, drags Breeze up but Breeze throws him out. Breeze goes after Mendoza but Mendoza fires off forearms!

Breeze kicks back, runs, but into the SPANISH FLY! Mendoza puts Breeze in the drop zone, Wilde tags in and climbs, 450 SPLASH! Cover, but Burch and Fandango both break it! The crowd is thunderous as all six men are down! Mendoza shouts to Wilde and Wilde is on Breeze. Breeze spins things around, Oney BLASTS Wilde with a EuroUpper! SUPER MODEL KICK!! Breeze covers, BREEZANGO WINS!

Winners: Breezango, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championships)

This match was going a mile a minute and is over in the blink of an eye! Fandango and Breeze will have a chance at redemption against Imperium, will they make good on their second chance?

 

WE! ARE! NXT!!

Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, WarGames and beyond, the black and gold has grown bigger, stronger, and wilder. Dakota Kai says she’s in Io Shirai’s head, but will it be what’s in Dakota’s corner that wins for her? Pat McAfee wants to embarrass Adam Cole but will he just embarrass himself? Karrion Kross and Scarlett added literal fire to this already dangerous encounter. Can Keith Lee cancel the apocalypse?

 

Finn Balor VS Timothy Thatcher!

What better way to begin this milestone for NXT than with a man who himself set a milestone? The Prince and the Professor of Pain both wanted to be fighting for the North American Championship, but Dexter Lumis was a monkey wrench in those plans. Balor attacked Thatcher as a way of passing blame, but Thatcher attacked back to screw Balor over. Will the score be settled here as NXT enters a new era?

The bell rings and Balor goes right at Thatcher with fast hands! Thatcher tries to get a leg but Balor keeps hitting him. Thatcher manages a takedown and ground clinch then shifts to slap away on Balor. Balor puts up a guard, Thatcher goes after the arm! Balor sits up to go after Thatcher’s leg then get an arm! Thatcher moves to cover, ONE, and Balor continues to go after the arm. Thatcher fights free, pushes Balor and waistlocks. Balor counters with a wristlock but Thatcher clubs him. Balor keeps cranking on the arm but Thatcher gets a leg. Thatcher brings Balor down, digs into the knee but Balor uses his free foot to kick back. They knuckle lock, Balor drop toeholds to facelock. Thatcher pops out, facelocks back, and keeps a wide base.

Balor endures as the crowd rallies up. Balor gets up, Thatcher puts him on ropes to CLUB him! Thatcher facelocks again, Balor endures but Thatcher CLUBS him at the ropes again! Thatcher keeps with that facelock, Balor endures the grind and the crank and the crowd continues to rally. They end up on ropes again, Balor dumps Thatcher up and out! Thatcher gets back in but Balor kicks him while he’s down! Balor stomps away on Thatcher’s head! Thatcher gets the other foot and trips Balor up. Balor resists the toehold but Thatcher uses his own knee as a point of leverage! Thatcher cranks on Balor’s leg but Balor tries to chinbar back. Thatcher just cranks harder! Balor kicks with his free leg but Thatcher pulls on the foot! Thatcher shifts to a heel hook but Balor ropebreaks!

Thatcher lets go fast, to CLUB Balor down. Thatcher knees Balor in the side, laces up the legs, and fish hooks Balor’s face! The ref reprimands but Thatcher pulls Balor into a Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Balor endures, pops free and covers! TWO, and Thatcher kicks the leg he’s been after. Thatcher has the foot, stands on the other leg, and pulls! Balor endures being stretched apart as the crowd rallies. Balor kicks with his free foot but Thatcher KNEES him in the side! Thatcher KICKS Balor while he’s down, then looms over him. Balor gets right up to fire off fast hands! Thatcher puts Balor in a corner, Balor boots back! Balor trips Thatcher up and jackknifes but Thatcher rolls through! Thatcher gets the KIMURA!

Balor endures as Thatcher cranks on the arm! Balor turns over so it’s just a hammerlock, but Thatcher wants the free arm now! Thatcher pulls and twists from elbow to wrist to fingers! Balor endures as Thatcher slips in for the crossface, and a KNEE! Thatcher digs the knee in while he chinlocks. The crowd rallies as Balor endures. Thatcher knees Balor again then clubs him down! Thatcher clamps onto the left arm again but Balor resists. Thatcher clubs and knees again! Thatcher keeps Balor close with a facelock, and he wants the butterfly underhooks. Balor powers Thatcher up and over for a suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Thatcher still has the butterfly hold! But Balor back drops, Thatcher sunset flips, Balor rolls through to basement dropkick!

Both men are down and the crowd rallies back up. Balor stands first but Thatcher sits up in a daze. Balor throws haymakers but Thatcher forearms back. They brawl back and forth, Balor uses a run to add momentum to his forearm! Thatcher throws a EuroUpper, Balor hits back with haymakers and body shots! Thatcher grabs Balor’s jaw to SLAP! Balor PELES! Both men are down again and the crowd is fired up! Thatcher gets to a corner, Balor stands up and Balor runs in to CHOP! Balor whips corner to corner, and CHOPS again! Thatcher stays up as Balor runs in, no Sling Blade as Thatcher knees low! Thatcher underhooks, Balor trips Thatcher up for DOUBLE STOMPS! Balor grits his teeth as the crowd cheers.

Balor clamps onto Thatcher with a dragon sleeper and drags Thatcher up. Thatcher slips through to fireman’s carry and even pull on a hand. Balor slips off but Thatcher throws forearms. Thatcher waistlocks, Balor pops out but Thatcher wrenches free of the facelock. Balor rolls, drags Thatcher into a cobra twist! Thatcher endures, pries free, but Balor dragon sleepers for BLOODY SUNDAY!! Cover, TWO!! Thatcher survives but Balor keeps his cool. Balor aims, runs, shotgun dropkick sends Thatcher into buckles! Thatcher is in the drop zone and the crowd fires up! Balor climbs up top, takes aim, COUP DE G- NO! Thatcher moved and Balor’s bad leg gives out! Thatcher is like a shark with blood in the water as he goes after the leg!

Balor tries to fight but Thatcher gets him for a Half Crab! Thatcher pulls back with the heel hook but the crowd rallies as Balor endures! Balor powers his way to the ROPEBREAK! Thatcher pulls Balor away from the ropes to try again. Thatcher KICKS Balor over and over, Balor kicks back! Thatcher goes after an arm now, Balor gets free to KICK back! Thatcher clutches his ribs while Balor gets back up. Balor brings Thatcher up, Thatcher enziguris! And GERMAN SUPLEXES! Thatcher seethes as he grits his gnarly teeth. Balor stands up, they both go around wanting control, and Balor gets the twist back! GROUNDED COBRA, TWO! But Balor gets a seated cobra twist! Thatcher endures, pries at the fingers, and frees himself while bending Balor’s fingers! ANKLE LOCK!

Thatcher has a wild look in his eyes as he keeps Balor away, but Balor rolls forward! Thatcher’s down and Balor DOUBLE STOMPS him again! The crowd rallies up as both men slowly stand. Thatcher swings but Balor ducks it to hit the elbow drop DDT! Thatcher is down again, Balor heads up top again! COUP DE GRACE!! But Balor doesn’t cover, he wants Thatcher to pay! Balor drags Thatcher up for 1916!! Cover, Balor wins!

Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall

A historic TWELTH win at TakeOver! The Prince certainly learned that Thatch As Thatch Can is a strong school of wrestling, but he still came out on top. Will Balor look to take on whoever is champion after tonight?

 

Vacated NXT North American Championship Ladder Match: Bronson Reed VS Damian Priest VS Cameron Grimes VS Johnny Gargano VS Velveteen Dream!

This title may have been vacated by the Limitless One, but the keyword here is “opportunity.” Many superstars were given an opportunity to get in on this furious five man match, but these were the five that rose above the rest. It was wild, it was incredible, and at times it was controversial. Will there be any question as to who is the NEW North American Champion after tonight?

The introductions are made, the belt is already high above the ring, and this Thicc Infamous Savage Heartless Experience begins!

The bell rings and Priest DECKS the Scott Steiner chain mail hood right off of Dream! Priest brawls with Gargano, Reed brawls with Grimes, and Gargano gets thrown out of the ring. Dream gets up but Priest hits him again while Reed stalks Grimes. Priest and Reed surround Grimes and start throwing haymakers, then Reed elbows Grimes down! Reed and Priest stare down and the crowd rallies up. But Dream shoves Reed into Priest! Garagano returns, school boy kick misses on Dream but the Famouser hits! Dream fireman’s carries Priest but Priest slips out. Priest lifts Dream but Dream lands on his feet to block that Complete Shot, into the Dream-DT!

Priest bails out and Dream SUPERKICKS Reed! Grimes returns, blocks the superkick and laughs, but he spins into Dream’s fireman’s carry. Grimes slips out, whips, Dream reverses to throw Grimes right out! Dream gazes up at the belt and hurries to fetch a ladder. But he looks for one under the ring and Grimes CLOBBERS him from behind! Dream crashes into steel steps and Grimes brings out… A step ladder? “Who put this here?!” Priest CLOBBERS Grimes and then brings out a big ladder. Grimes clubs Priest, runs but Priest moves, and Grimes runs up the ladder! Grimes is on the apron and he Penalty KICKS Priest away! Priest flounders as Grimes drags in the ladder. Gargano grabs the ladder and it’s tug-o-war. Gargano lets go and Grimes goes staggering away.

Grimes comes back into Gargano’s SLINGSHOT SPEAR! Gargano brings the ladder up but Priest is in and he ROCKS Gargano. Gargano hits back, runs, but into a BOOT! Priest brings Gargano up into the crucifix, but he has to BOOT Reed away first. Priest dumps Gargano and spins at Reed, but Reed catches Priest! Reed uses Priest to knock Gargano down! Then FALL AWAY SLAM for Priest! The crowd fires up for Auszilla as he intercepts Dream’s ladder. Reed pulls ladder and Dream in together! Dream wants Reed to calm down, but he baits Reed into dumping him out and over the ropes! Dream sets a ladder up, but so does Priest! They both climb, Grimes parts the ladders and sends them both flying!

Grimes resets the ladders and climbs them both, but Priest and Dream return. They split the Grimes as Reed walks under. Grimes hops down and Reed runs him over! But Dream and Priest ladder sandwich Reed! They both pick the ladders up, Reed gets away as they THROW the ladders! The ladders crash and almost hit Priest. Priest runs at Dream but Dream dodges to clothesline Priest out. Dream kicks Reed then kicks one ladder aside. Gargano and Dream grab the same ladder for another tug-o-war, Grimes runs in but gets run over by that ladder! Reed uses that ladder to knock both Gargano and Dream over! BACK SENTON!! Gargano and Dream are crushed but Reed isn’t exactly feeling the best. Reed drags the ladder up but Priest returns to throw haymakers!

Reed throws body shots and a rolling elbow! Grimes ROCKS Reed, whips but Reed reverses to LARIAT Grimes inside out! Reed picks the ladder up again and stands it up. Gargano climbs it but Reed pushes him away. Reed sets the ladder up, blocks Gargano’s huricanrana, but Gargano gets up and over to the ladder. Gargano kicks Reed away but Priest drags Gargano down. Priest choke grips, Gargano uses the lift to get up again. Reed clubs Gargano, brings him off, the two big men combine, but Gargano GERMAN SUPLEXES Priest and Dream chop blocks Reed! Gargano falls on Reed, but he takes a tumble. Grimes and Dream DOUBLE SUPERKICK Reed! Gargano gives them thumbs up, and they’ll get them together. Except Gargano tries to climb behind their backs!

Grimes and Dream stop that, so he folds that ladder up. Gargano and Dream use the ladders to RAM Priest and Reed over and over, then dig the ladders into the behemoths’ heads. Grimes brings in more ladders and he uses one on Priest. Dream sees Grimes’ betrayal coming and kicks first! Dream throws hands, goes to a corner and climbs up. But he doesn’t see Gargano throwing a ladder at him! Dream sits down, Priest RAMS into Gargano! Gargano is stuck between two ladders as Priest runs in to HIP ATTACK! Grimes smashes Priest with a ladder and now Priest, Gargano and Dream are stuck on that corner. Reed drags Grimes into an atomic drop! Grimes is the final layer as Reed runs, THICC BOI LADDER SANDWICH SPLASH!!

Grimes and Gargano are down, Priest spasms to a corner and the crowd cheers, “This is Awesome!” Reed has Dream on the top rope, climbs up and brawls with him. Priest clubs Reed and brings him down to then go after Dream himself. Dream wants mercy but Reed hits Priest. Dream hits back but Priest hits back. Grimes runs at Reed but Reed catches the Cave-In in bomb position! Grimes grabs at Priest fast, SUPER POWERBOMB GERMAN SUPERPLEX!! What an insane Tower of Doom!! The crowd is thunderous as those four are down! But Gargano sees he’s got an opening and gets a ladder back in. The crowd hopes they “Fight Forever!” but Gargano looks to end this. Gargano climbs but Reed stops him. They go around like cat ‘n’ mouse but Gargano kicks low.

Gargano hops on, Grimes gets around him but Reed uses Gargano as a weapon! Grimes falls and hotshots, then Reed FALL AWAY SLAMS Gargano! Priest takes the ladder now and climbs! Priest touches the belt but Dream clubs him! Dream brings Priest down to fire off big haymakers over and over! Dream hurries up the ladder, Priest springboards and kicks the legs out! Dream falls, Priest climbs! Grimes drags Priest away, but Priest kicks back. They brawl, Priest fires off kicks and kicks on Grimes and even Gargano. Priest springboards, Gargano SUPERKICKS him out of the air! Dream drags Gargano up to throw him out but Reed has the ladder! Reed RAMS Dream! And SMASHES Grimes! And swings on Gargano, but Gargano ducks. Gargano slingshots, ONE FINAL BEAT jams the ladder into Reed’s face!

Reed flops down, Gargano sets the ladder on the ropes. Gargano elbows Dream away then uses the ropes the sling it at Dream! Dream stays standing, picks the ladder up, but Gargano ducks as Dream CHUCKS the ladder!! The ladder hits Plexiglas and almost hits Priest!! Gargano dumps Dream out onto the ladders! Gargano DIVES and crashes Reed into the boards! The crowd fires up as Gargano runs around the way, but into Grimes’ COLLISION COURSE! Dream AX HANDLES Grimes outta nowhere! Dream has Gargano but Reed DIVES?!? Everyone is wiped out again and the crowd is loving it! Grimes is up first and he has the TALLEST ladder of them all! Grimes puts that in and stands it up but Priest returns.

Priest BOOTS the ladder into Grimes! Then Priest sees all those targets, and runs to go up the ladder and FLY!! Direct hit takes out Dream, Gargano and Reed but also Priest! The crowd loses their minds for that one, but all of this has been insane! Dream sits up in a daze but Reed gets to his feet. Candice LeRae comes out to check on Gargano, and then to stop Grimes’ climb!? There are no rules in a ladder match but this just isn’t fair. Candice pushes the ladder over and Grimes can only shout at her. Candice fires off on Grimes with fast hands! Candice runs, tilt-o-whirls but Grimes blocks! Gargano RAMS Grimes with the ladder!! Candice and Gargano coordinate, he helps her go up and up and tightrope HURICANRANA Grimes onto Dream and Priest!

Gargano has the ladder but he forgot about Reed! Reed is in as Gargano sets up a ladder, and Reed climbs up to join Gargano up top. Reed throws haymakers and knocks Gargano down, but Grimes returns. Gargano goes after Reed but Reed headbutts him down. Reed reaches for the ropes, but Candice returns to stop him! They’re both swatting at the belt, but Reed brings Candice with her for a MEGA TSUNAMI SPLASH!! The Wednesday Knight’s a crushed soda can at this point! Mr. & Mrs. Gargano flop out of the ring and Reed drags himself to the ladder. Reed does his best to climb, but Priest climbs on the other side. They fight, Grimes brings the taller ladder back. Grimes climbs his ladder but Reed chops him!

Priest bumps Reed off the ladder, Reed falls and topples Grimes’ ladder, but Grimes hops to join Priest! Grimes rocks Priest! Grimes climbs, Dream stops him! Dream yanks Grimes down, but Grimes dodges the boot! The boot gets stuck in the rungs, Grimes ROUNDHOUSES Dream! Dream and ladder fall, Grimes pulls the ladder off Dream to stand it back up. Grimes gets another ladder and he thrusts at Dream! Dreams dodges, the ladder gets stuck in the other ladder, and Dream ROCKS Grimes with a right! Dream keeps on Grimes with a BOOT, then goes back to complete a ladder bridge. Dream slithers under the bridge to ROCK Grimes again! Dream puts Grimes on that bridge and CHOPS him. Grimes is down, Dream stands up the tallest ladder.

Grimes stirs, Dream climbs, and Dream poses. But he smacks the ladder, and he just remembered what’s going on! Dream reaches for the belt, but now it’s swinging all around. Priest BELL CLAPS Dream! Dream is down but Reed brings Priest down. Priest bobs ‘n’ weaves, ROCKS Reed and CHOKE SLAMS him onto another ladder! Priest is all alone, but Grimes gets him with a CAVE-IN!! Grimes climbs up now but his legs are noodles! Grimes tries but Gargano returns!? Gargano disrupts the ladders, Grimes clubs him but kicks a ladder. Gargano gets up and SUNSET BOMBS Grimes onto the ladder bridge!!! OW!! Reed returns while the crowd is worried for Gargano and Grimes. It really does feel like these five will “Fight Forever!”

Priest moves ladders around while Gargano somehow stirs again. Priest has a new ladder bridge while Gargano sits up. Gargano grabs a ladder for himself. Gargano swings on Priest, Priest dodges but so does Gargano, and Gargano enziguris back! Gargano slingshots but Priest choke grips. Dream SUPERKICKS Priest but Gargano SUPERKICKS Dream! Gargano slingshots but Dream blocks! Dream has the fireman’s carry, Priest is on the ladder bridge, DREAM VALLEY DRIVER ONTO IT ALL!! The crowd continues to rally as Dream gets the tallest ladder back up. Dream climbs, Reed tips the ladder and sends Dream flying TO THE OUTSIDE! Dream crashes down on spare tables!!

The crowd loses their minds again and now Reed is all alone! Reed climbs, touches the belt, but Grimes THROWS the step ladder! That little ladder came in handy after all! Grimes climbs, grabs the belt, but Gargano is there! They brawl, Gargano swings the belt and Grimes dodges the first time, but it’s like a boomerang and smacks him in the back of the head! Gargano grabs the belt, but Priest grabs him! Gargano uses the belt again, the belt is loose! They’re both pulling on it and Priest kicks Gargano down! PRIEST WINS!

Winner: Damian Priest (NEW NXT North American Champion)

INCREDIBLE! Through all of the pain and punishment, it is the Archer of Infamy who wins! Does this mean Priest will truly, finally, #LiveForever?

 

Adam Cole VS Pat McAfee!

What started about two years ago as a jocular trash talking back and forth escalated rather quickly when The Panama City Playboy appeared on the NFL punter’s podcast. Then it escalated again as McAfee showed up on NXT to talk more trash and then kick a restrained Cole in the head! Now this finally becomes a fist fight, with no Undisputed Era or offensive line to back them up. Will McAfee embarrass “The King of NXT?” Or will Cole prove McAfee is out-kicking his coverage?

Before the match, McAfee fist bumps his boys before they leave, and McAfee hypes himself up. “I’ve kicked off Super Bowls! I’ve sold out buildings across this great country! But tonight is years in the making!” And wakey wakey, this will end with one kick from “the strongest leg in the history of humans, and the history of legs in general! Let’s do the damn thing. Hit my music.” McAfee makes his entrance and this grudge match a long time coming begins!

McAfee’s boys return to flank him to the ring. The ref has them stay off the apron, and McAfee fires himself up. The bell rings, McAfee and Cole tie up but break. McAfee flexes on Cole but they tie up again. Cole headlocks, grinds McAfree down, but McAfee powers up. McAfee can’t power out and Cole grinds him again. McAfee lifts Cole but Cole cranks on the hold. Cole talks trash to McAfee but McAfee pulls hair! The ref reprimands as they end up in a corner. McAfee lets up but whips Cole corner to corner. Cole reverses, McAfee goes up and over and hypes up again. McAfee starts to strut but Cole rushes him. McAfee goes to another corner and goes up, but Cole stays back. McAfee lands, turns around and Cole spooks him with a superkick tease!

McAfee backs away to a corner and calls for a time-out! Cole dares McAfee to get up, but McAfee gets water and a towel from his boys. McAfee comes back, ties up with Cole and headlocks. Cole tries but can’t power out of it as McAfee grinds tighter. Cole elbows free but McAfee runs Cole over with a shoulder! McAfee talks smack, things speed up and McAfee avoids the boot! McAfee regroups with his boys but Cole dares him to come back. The ref starts a ring count, McAfee waits it out, and says Cole better realize he’s a better human than Cole. McAfee and his boys mock the Undisputed Era hands, but here comes the rest of the Undisputed Era! Security rushes in to keep things from turning into a brawl, but McAfee slips into the ring. McAfee climbs up to LEAP!! McAfee bowls everyone over!!

McAfee is pumped up but realizes his boys are down and can’t high five. McAfee gets up and finds Cole to put him in the ring. Referees help security clear things up and McAfee throws hands on Cole! Cole shoves McAfee but McAfee throws hands back. McAfee stomps Cole over and over, but lets up at the ref’s count. Cole gets to ropes but McAfee pulls him back against them! McAfee lets up at the ref’s count and McAfee “apologizes.” McAfee brings Cole up, pulls Cole’s hair and DECKS him with a haymaker! McAfee mocks Cole and NXT as a whole, then runs to basement BOOT Cole down! Cole sits up and grits his teeth but McAfee stalks him. McAfee tells Cole he only had two weeks to prepare and he’s doing all this.

McAfee scoops Cole and does squats to show off before hitting the SLAM! Cover, TWO! McAfee is on Cole with a chinlock and grinds him down. Cole fights up as the crowd rallies, and Cole throws body shots. McAfee throws Cole by his hair! The ref reprimands McAfee and warns him. McAfee wraps Cole in a chinlock, grinds him down, but Cole fights his way back up. Cole elbows free, dodges McAfee’s clothesline but runs into a dropkick! McAfee hits the Heismann pose while Cole goes to a corner. Cole drags himself up and McAfee comes back to slap him. Cole SLAPS back! McAfee slaps, Cole SLAPS! Then they throw haymakers! It’s fast and furious and the crowd loves it! Cole DECKS McAfee, and turns things into a hockey scrum with the shirt over McAfee’s head!

Cole ROCKS McAfee then BOOTS him down! McAfee crawls, Cole drags him to a corner for a mudhole stomp! The ref counts, Cole lets up and is fired up! Cole waits for McAfee to get up to his feet, and fireman’s carries for the USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!! McAfee survives but Cole nods some respect. Cole watches McAfee stir, and then takes aim. Cole runs but McAfee ducks the shining wizard, TWO! McAfee swings, Cole gets around him, BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! McAfee survives again and Cole feels a bit annoyed despite the smirk. Cole looms over McAfee who flounders in a daze. Cole goes to the corner, climbs up top, but McAfee trips him up! McAfee says he’s smarter than Cole, not because it was desperation.

McAfee taunts Cole, climbs up top, and brings Cole up. Cole resists, fights back and pushes McAfee away. McAfee back flips and lands on his feet?! And then springs right back to the top rope, for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! McAfee almost shocks the system and the crowd is fired up! “This is Awesome!” as Cole goes to a corner. McAfee slides out and sees Cole’s head sticking out! McAfee runs, but Cole evades! The kick hits the steps! McAfee goes down as he clutches his foot and Cole smirks. Cole goes out, drags McAfee up and puts him in the ring. Cole gets in but McAfee wants a timeout. No such thing, and Cole gives McAfee 52 Fake Out! Mule kick to the knee! FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! McAfee fights but it’s still on!

McAfee’s shoulders are down and it’s a cover, ONE! McAfee has to stay up and endure the hold at the same time! Cole cranks as hard as he can, McAfee is down again, ONE! McAfee can’t sit up forever, ONE! McAfee tries to turn the hold, but Cole just turns it over again! McAfee manages a ropebreak, Cole holds on until the count of 4! Cole grows frustrated while McAfee hobbles to a corner. Cole glares at McAfee but McAfee says Cole is a punk. Cole BOOTS McAfee! Cole stomps away, the ref backs him off, but Cole jukes around, only to run into a LOW BLOW!! The ref missed it!! McAfee grins, runs and LARIATS Cole! McAfee lines up the shot, Cole stands just enough, TOUCHBACK KICK! Cover, TWO!! Cole survives the field goal attempt! McAfee can’t believe it!

The crowd rallies up for Cole but McAfee stands first. McAfee goes to a corner and climbs up top?! McAfee tears off the tank top and says, “McAfee, BAYBAY!” McAfee leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Cole glares at McAfee as he crawls over. Cole wants McAfee to get up so he can finish this! Cole brings the knee pad down, but gets a better idea. Cole goes to the corner, climbs up top, McAfee stands and… PANAMA SUNRISE!! Cover, Cole wins!

Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall

BAYBAY! McAfee gave Cole a bigger fight than he expected, but in the end, the “King of NXT” still rules, and that is Undisputed!

 

Drew McIntyre joins commentary!

The WWE World Champion returns to NXT, but he says this isn’t about him, it’s about TakeOver: 30! Of course, he knows he and Randy Orton have a match for SummerSlam, and says the “talented piece of crap” is going to get his arse kicked. And if he had to choose between Keith Lee and Karrion Kross tonight, McIntyre goes with the current NXT Champion.

 

NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai VS Dakota Kai w/ Raquel Gonzalez!

#CobraKai thinks she’s in the mind of the Evil Genius, but the NXT Women’s Champion says that’s far from the truth. But Shirai did fall for Dakota’s trap and get a boot from the Daughter of the Desperado! Will Raquel come in handy again with the title on the line? Or will this still be Io Shirai’s NXT?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the moment of truth is here!

Dakota and Shirai rush each other but Shirai tackles Dakota and fires off fists! Dakota gets away to a corner but Shirai is on her with stomps! Shirai throws forearms but lets up at the ref’s count. Shirai runs back in but Dakota sends her into buckles! Dakota stomps and hammers back, then drags Shirai out to throw kicks. Shirai blocks, clubs back then handsprings! Dakota side steps and Shirai lands a bit awkwardly. Dakota goes after her but Shirai trips her up for a grounded dragon screw! Shirai kicks Dakota to a corner, stomps her down, then digs both boots into her, then swings to knee her down! Dakota flops out of the ring and hurries to Raquel’s side. Raquel is in Shirai’s way and Dakota gets around to POST Shirai!

Shirai clutches her shoulder but Dakota keeps on her. Dakota puts Shirai in, Raquel applauds as Dakota covers, TWO! Dakota grabs Shirai’s arm, cranks on a double wristlock, but Shirai clubs back. Dakota clubs Shirai to ropes, then wraps the arm around them to pull! The ref counts, Dakota lets go at 4, but Dakota runs at Shirai, only for Shirai to drop toehold her onto ropes! Shirai runs, but Dakota slips out before the tiger feint! Dakota trips Shirai, spins her and BOOTS her! Dakota drags Shirai up to wrap the arm on the ropes again, and make it a hanging triangle hold! The ref counts, Dakota lets go at 4 then BOOTS Shirai down! Cover, TWO! Dakota grows frustrated but she clamps onto the bad arm. Dakota wristlocks, Shirai reaches for ropes but Dakota covers fast, TWO!

The crowd rallies up as Dakota scowls at Shirai. Dakota stomps Shirai to a corner, drags Shirai up and wraps the arm onto the ropes again! The ref counts, Dakota lets up again to snapmare Shirai down. Cover, TWO! Dakota is frustrated again but she goes after the bad arm. Dakota digs her knee into the shoulder and pulls on the rest while Raquel tells Shirai to give up. Shirai refuses so Dakota clubs her down and covers, TWO! The crowd rallies behind Shirai but Dakota stomps her down. Dakota looms over Shirai, wraps Shirai up in a seated twist, but the crowd rallies again. Shirai fights up, rolls Dakota, TWO! Dakota CLOBBERS Shirai! Cover, TWO! Dakota smirks now, feeling confident as she pushes Shirai around. Dakota gets the arm again for a short arm scissor.

Shirai endures, moves around, and pushes back for a cover. ONE and Dakota cranks harder on the scissors. Dakota forces Shirai down, brings her around but Shirai arm-drags! Dakota boots but Shirai dodges to SHOTEI! The crowd rallies behind Shirai as she rallies on Dakota with forearms and shoulders! Shirai shoves and flapjacks Dakota! Dakota flounders, Shirai tiger feint kicks! Shirai springboards to missile dropkick Dakota down! Cover, TWO! Shirai keeps her cool and the fans keep rallying. Shirai drags Dakota up in a waistlock, Dakota resists the lift and standing switches. Dakota lifts but Shirai wheelbarrows to DOUBLE STOMP! Raquel felt that one! Shirai and Dakota slowly stand up, Shirai gets her bad arm moving. Shirai brings Dakota up, whips, but Dakota reverses.

Shirai slips out, Dakota follows and waistlocks! Shirai holds ropes for dear life, Dakota hops down to try a bomb! Shirai still holds on, swats and STOMPS Dakota! Dakota gets in the ring and Shirai grits her teeth. Cover, TWO! Dakota gets the arm for the armlock, then drags Shirai around. Dakota kicks Shirai in the face but Shirai just gets mad. Dakota kicks Shirai again, and again, but Shirai eggs Dakota on! Dakota kicks more and more but Shirai fires off forearms! Shirai rocks Dakota, runs, but Dakota SCORPION KICKS! Shirai flounders to a corner, Dakota runs Around the World, but Shirai dodges! Shirai gets around Dakota, Dakota backs Shirai down to school boy into buckles! Side to side for the boot, but it gets ropes as Shirai moves!

Shirai hits double knees, then more double knees! Then SHINKANSEN!! Shirai steps on Dakota, climbs up, but Dakota CLUBS her! Dakota climbs up, clubs Shirai then brings her around. Shirai resists and they club each other. Shirai trips Dakota and clubs her into the Tree of Woe! Dakota sits up, to get WOE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Raquel is relieved but Dakota is still in bad shape. Shirai and Dakota head for each other, Shirai brings Dakota in. Shirai underhooks, but Dakota resists and spins out to HEADBUTT! Dakota hits a SIDE BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! ARMBAR!! Dakota is after the bad arm but Shirai manages to turn and pry at Dakota’s grip!

The crowd rallies up, Shirai endures, Dakota pulls, Shirai reaches with a leg for the ROPEBREAK! Dakota lets go at 4 but is frustrated as Shirai gets to the apron. The crowd rallies up again as Dakota heads over. Dakota brings Shirai up but Shirai ROCKS Dakota! Shirai springboards but Dakota ROUNDHOUSES her first! Shirai blocks the buckle bump to give the buckle bump! Dakota ROUNDHOUSES again! Dakota drags Shirai out to a fireman’s carry, DRAPING GO TO KICK!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Shirai survives and Dakota screams! Dakota can’t believe she was that close yet that far! Dakota drags Shirai up, whips her around at the ref! Dakota goes side to side, Shirai moves, the REF takes the boot!! Shirai GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Shirai heads up top, DESCENT INTO DARKNESS! Cover, but the ref can’t count! Shirai would’ve won twice over! Shirai didn’t even realize what happened to the ref! Raquel ATTACKS! Raquel clubs, and hits the GIANT CHOKE SLAM! Raquel gets the ref up as Dakota covers, TWO!?!? Shirai survives and no one can believe it! Dakota composes herself, drags Shirai back up, fireman’s carries and GO- NO! Shirai gets a CROSSFACE!! Even with her bad arm, Shirai cranks back on Dakota! Dakota reaches with her leg but can’t get to ropes. They go around, Dakota rolls free but Shirai KAMI-GOYES! Raquel gets Dakota out but Shirai ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on Raquel and Dakota! Shirai puts Dakota in, Shirai heads back up top, another DESCENT INTO DARKNESS! Cover, Shirai wins!!

Winner: Io Shirai, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)

The Over The Moonsault finally seals the deal and the Evil Genius is still on top! But Raquel CLOBBERS her for it! Raquel drags Shirai up, but here comes Rhea Ripley! The Mosh Pit Kid stands toe to toe with Raquel and the crowd loves this already! Raquel backs down but Rhea won’t let her leave so easy. The stare down lingers, but Dakota and Raquel still leave. Will Rhea be the Nightmare standing in Raquel’s way to Shirai? Who challenges the Evil Genius next?

 

NXT UK is ready for their return!

September 17, 2020. Are you ready?

 

Backstage interview with Damian Priest.

Firstly, congratulations to the new North American Champion. But if they want a comment, they need to stick around for the party! Priest celebrates with champagne, a hot tub, and two young ladies who are ready to party with him! Cheers!

 

NXT Championship: Keith Lee VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux!

The Limitless One rose to the top to top off the Great American Bash, and was NXT’s first and only DOUBLE CHAMPION for just a short time. Keith let the North American Championship go to focus on this title, but Mr. Doomsday decided to focus on him. After doing things “the hard way,” is there only one way this ends? Will we #BaskInHisGlory or #FallAndPray?

The introductions are made, THE belt is raised, and the limits will be tested in TakeOver: XXX’s instant classic main event!

Keith runs Kross right over at the bell! Kross seems surprised as he gets up and Keith dares him to come back for more. The crowd is fired up for Keith, Kross runs and knees low but Keith throws big haymakers from all sides! Kross shoves but Keith counter punches him! Keith throws big body shots over and over! Keith digs his forearm into Kross to egg him on, and Kross hits back! Kross boots but Keith blocks it! Keith ROCKS Kross with that left! Keith keeps on Kross with shots from all sides! Kross staggers around the ring, comes back to clinch and put Keith on the ropes. Kross whips, Keith reverses and then follows to CROSSBODY! Kross bails out and to Scarlett’s side, but Keith smirks.

Keith goes out to grab Kross and bump him off the apron. Kross staggers, Keith follows but Kross kicks low. Kross throws haymakers and forearms but the ring count climbs. Kross brings Keith around the way to punch him against the boards. Kross refreshes the ring count to keep on Keith with more forearms! Keith moves, Kross punches the board, but neither man is phased. Keith SMACKS Kross off the boards, Kross ducks the back hand! The Plexiglas comes loose! Keith smirks again and Kross even grins. The brawl continues, but Kross baits Keith into the post! Kross sees Keith’s hand trapped between railing and boards and kicks the railing! Keith’s hand is crushed! The ref reprimands as Keith gets in the ring.

Kross stalks after Keith, stomps the bad arm over and over, then goes after it with a high keylock. Keith endures as Kross pulls back harder. The crowd rallies but Scarlett says it isn’t helping Keith. Keith fights up, even pulling on Kross’ ear. Kross CLUBS the bad arm over and over, but Keith keeps trying. Keith pries an arm off and fights to his feet, but Kross uses the one arm to pull harder. Keith whips free and the two collide! Keith stays standing but that was his bad arm. Kross wrenches and WRINGS the arm out! Kross covers, ONE!! Kross is surprised again but he stomps Keith’s bad arm more and more. Kross twists the wrist around and leans on the bad arm. Keith endures, fights up and reels Kross in for a scoop! Kross slips out, hammerlocks the bad arm and rams Keith into buckles!

Keith grits his teeth and swings a punch, but Kross gets around to hammerlock the bad arm again. Kross sends Keith back into buckles! Keith just swings a back hand, only for Kross to duck and POST Keith! Keith flops down, clutching the bad arm. Kross covers, TWO! Kross grows a bit annoyed but he uses the bad arm in the cover, ONE! Keith endures as Kross cranks on the arm. Another cover, ONE! Kross turns Keith over, pulls the bad arm again, but the crowd rallies up. Keith endures, even as Kross bends fingers and Scarlett calls Keith weak. Kross keeps cranking, Keith keeps enduring. Keith fights up, Kross is again surprised but Kross elbows Keith down. Kross throws haymakers but Keith throws body shots. Kross gets the arm for an armbar DDT!

Keith gets to ropes, Kross drags him away and grabs the arm again. Kross cranks on the hammerlock all over again but Keith still endures. Keith doesn’t give up so the crowd doesn’t give up on him. Kross pulls harder but Keith fights up to his feet. Keith shoulders Kross away then throws body shots with the good arm. Kross throws forearms, Keith staggers, but then he grabs Kross to shove him. Kross gets the bad arm for a rolling armbar takedown! Keith clasps hands, Kross pulls, but it’s a deadlock! Kross shifts position, pushes against the other arm, but Keith rolls it to a cover! TWO, and Kross still has the arm! But Keith gets his footing for a deadlift! POWERBOMB! Scarlett is worried as both men are down. The crowd rallies up, Keith grits his teeth as he and Kross slowly stand.

Keith throws haymakers before Kross can try! Keith uses his left elbow to ROCK Kross! The bad arm still has fight in it and Keith throws another left! Keith drags Kross up, whips him to a corner, then runs in for a splash! Kross staggers but Keith runs and ROCKS him with a left! Keith runs, dodges Kross’ clothesline and scoops for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Kross grits his teeth as he survives and Scarlett is relieved. Keith gets up as the crowd sings, “Oh~ Bask in His Glory~!” Keith drags Kross up, Kross slips out and ROCKS Keith! Kross dodges Keith in a corner and sends him into buckles! Kross elbows Keith back, but Keith blocks the Doomsday Saido! Kross boots the punch away, BOOTS Keith then ROUNDHOUSES, to a DDT! Cover, TWO!!

Kross grows frustrated but the crowd is thunderous as Keith stirs. Kross drags Keith up, waistlocks, but Keith fights the saido off again! Kross keeps trying but Keith elbows him away. Keith HEADBUTTS Kross! Keith suplexes Kross up and over! Cover, TWO! Scarlett is relieved again but Kross is still in an unfamiliar position as he and Keith stand. Kross throws body shots over and over, then an uppercut! Keith KNEES Kross point blank! Kross grits his teeth through the pain but Keith drags him back up. Keith prepares to lift Kross but Kross fights free. Kross runs and builds up speed to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Kross can’t believe Keith survives! Kross looms over Keith as the fans sing again. Keith shakes his head as he sits up, and he throws body shots.

Kross clubs Keith, Keith fights up and throws haymakers. They brawl back and forth, neither backing down! They go forearm for forearm, Keith swings but Kross dodges to fire off forearm after forearm! Kross brings Keith to a knee, then runs, only for Keith to run and LARIAT back! Both men are down and Scarlett is beside herself! The crowd hasn’t stopped rallying as the two men stir. A standing count begins, Kross sits up at 4. Keith crawls at 5 and heads for a corner. They’re both up at 7 in opposite corners. Kross and Keith run at each other, Keith dodges the boot to throw a left! Kross boots anyway but Keith glares. Keith goes for the Grizzly Magnum but Kross dodge! DOOMSDAY SAIDO! Cover, TWO!?! Kross’ best didn’t work and Scarlett is in denial right now.

Kross gets back up to his feet and paces about. Kross calls for the end as Keith staggers up. KROSSJACKET! Keith flails but Kross drags him down! Kross just barely gets the body scissors and Keith starts to fade! The ref checks on Keith, Keith’s arm pops up! Kross can’t believe it as Keith comes back to life! Keith and Kross turn over, Kross rear mounts to put his full weight on Keith. Keith crawls and reaches, to get the ropebreak! Kross lets go, but Keith is still sputtering. Kross waits for Keith to get up, then turns him around, to get a GRIZZLY MAGNUM! And a HEADBUTT! Keith drags Kross back up, pops him right up, for the SPIRIT BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Keith is in shock now as Kross survives!

Keith drags Kross over to a drop zone and climbs up top. But Kross anchors Keith’s feet on the second rope! Keith choke grips Kross, Kross breaks free and kicks the legs. Keith choke grips again, Kross climbs up to join Keith and the two start brawling. Kross back hands, Keith CLUBS, and Keith adjusts his position. Kross gets under to SUPER DOOMSDAY SAIDO!! Cover, Kross wins!!!

Winner: Karrion Kross, by pinfall (NEW NXT Champion)

The Limitless One has fallen! Scarlett celebrates with Kross by both caressing him and slapping him. The end is here, and Kross just took over NXT! If not even Keith Lee could stop Karrion Kross, who can hope to ever dethrone him?!


My Thoughts:

A very strong TakeOver, but that’s practically a given since this was the 30th and NXT really wanted it to be worthy of the hype. Having a kickoff show match at all was an interesting choice, but the Triple Threat Tag was really good, really fast stuff. I felt like the story of El Legado and Breezango was going to continue and that meant Oney and Burch would get their second chance. Instead, NXT might be trying to revive the feud between the fashionable masters of disguise and the very serious Imperium. With the news of NXT UK coming back with new material in just under a month, I wonder if this is mostly just to get an NXT USA team to be champions so Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner can go back to UK and regroup with Walter and Alexander Wolfe.

Turns out Balor VS Thatcher did make it onto the TakeOver card and it was a really great opener. There was technical prowess, strong strikes and just a great back and forth. Balor is on a TakeOver win streak, but it is curious that he hasn’t “won the big one” again. Maybe we’re taking a long route back to Balor as champion. This year’s North American Championship Ladder match was perhaps even better than the original. There was a lot of great creativity, both with and without the ladders, and I don’t know why I didn’t expect Candice to show up and get involved. I almost thought she’d help Gargano win, but nope. Reed got the high spot of the splash with Candice as a backpack and Gargano as the target, but Priest got the win, and that’s pretty big for him, but also well deserved.

I think Cole VS McAfee blew just about everyone’s expectations out of the water, except for maybe these two themselves. McAfee really impressed with both the wrestling moves he pulled off, the moves he took, and just the athletic ability to leap up to the top rope! But of course Cole wins, he’s the wrestler here. But I also feel like McAfee sticks around for more. I don’t know if he doubles down on being Heel towards Cole or “humbles” himself to be Face. Either way, I bet he only gets better from here. The NXT Women’s Championship was a great match, though having Raquel get involved moderately takes away from Dakota. I feel like Dakota should’ve been given this chance to see if she can do it on her own, but at least we got a great stare down from Raquel and Rhea. Rhea and Raquel in a contender’s match would be pretty wild, too, and I’d love to see it in time for the Survivor Series TakeOver.

THE NXT Championship was a really good match, even though it wasn’t a fireworks show like we’ve gotten out of Keith VS Dijakovic or even Keith VS Cole. This match was heavy on the slugging and the story, both which were really well done. I liked the parts with the Plexiglas punching, how it showed both men are extra tough and basically on par with each other. The false finishes also worked to add to that, and it actually works to still keep Keith strong to say that a second rope version of Kross’ finisher is what it took to finally finish him. You’d get that out of any “big match” from the Raw-SmackDown PPV’s, so it really helps place Keith and Kross on a comparable level to an AJ Styles for this finish to be THE finish.

My Score: 9.4/10


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Brutal rematch after brutal rematch!

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Drew McIntyre says down with Day One Uce!

Though he’s primed to go after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Drew McIntyre looks to crush Main Event Jey Uso once and for all!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Becky Lynch VS Nia Jax; wins.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso; wins.

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Revolution is a mystery!

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; BBSG wins.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; Kris & Willow win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; Eddie wins and retains the titles.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; Wardlow wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Strong wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; Ospreay wins.
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; wins and
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin VS The Young Bucks; win and

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It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of The Mack, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

“Platinum on the mic, I’ma ’bout to cook this! All these jobbers in the ring, who the hecc booked this? A Black guy, an Indian and Jeff in the mix, I just wanna know: whose fetish is this? You make my job easy when I’m rappin’, you’re like an offensive joke waitin’ to happen! The Bang Scissor- Sh*t!” Caster lost his flow three times in a row! Is #TriplePartyJay winning gonna open the show? Bowens still shouts, “GRRREENSBOROOO~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The teams sort out and Austin starts against Brother Zay. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” and Austin circles with Zay. Jarrett coaches Zay up and he ties up with Austin. Austin headlocks, grinds the hold, Sonjay offers fist bumps to the commentary team. Zay slips around to headlock Austin but Austin powers out. Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and squealing DROPKICKS! Zay kips up and the fans join in on “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Things speed up, Zay whips but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he BOOTS Zay down! Austin says “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and the fans join in! Zay is annoyed, he swings but misses and Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and two-steps to DECK Zay!

Austin brings Zay up, brings him over, and tags in Colten. The Gunns whip, body shot and knee lift! Then Colten CLOBBERS Zay! “Guns up!” The fans join in again as Colten says “SHOTS!” Zay tags Quen, Quen circles with Colten, then gets around to CLUB him! Quen RAMS Colten into a corner, Sonjay talks smack, and Quen whips corner to corner. Colten reverses then back drops Quen away! Quen squeals like Zay! Colten DROPKICKS Quen down and then tags in Caster. Caster brings Quen up, scoops, staggers, but he still SLAMS Quen down. Tag to Bowens and he goes up, to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!

The fans fire up while Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens says guns up, and then he brings Quen around. Tag to Colten, they mug Quen and Colten clamps onto an arm. Quen fights up, pulls hair, and he puts Colten on the ropes. The ref counts, Quen lets off, but Lethal HOTSHOTS Colten! Quen DROPKICKS Colten down! Fans boo but Quen tags in Jarrett. They mug Colten, and Double J stomps Colten to ropes. Jarrett runs, pulling the ref’s attention, which allows Karen to CHOKE Colten before the STRADDLE ATTACK! Fans boo more as Jarrett starts up the Fargo Strut, and everyone on his team joins in on the outside!

Jarrett stomps Colten around then tags in Lethal. Jarrett whips Colten to kick low, Lethal hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Lethal soaks up the heat, kicks at Austin, then goes back to Colten. Tag to Mack and the fans finally have reason to cheer. Mack whips and LARIATS Colten down! Mack keeps Colten from BBSG, then tags in Quen. Quen drops knees, and fans actually chant, “Let’s Go, Colten!” Colten endures, fights up, but Quen snapmares him down. Tag to Kassidy for the slingshot SENTON! Zay then taunts BBSG before he stomps away on Colten. Zay clamps on a chinlock but Colten endures.

The fans rally, Colten fights up, and he throws body shots! Colten gets free but Zay CLUBS him! Zay kicks, Colten blocks, but he gets the DRAGON WHIP! Tag to Quen and Private Party coordinate. Quen is the stepstool, Zay runs up, but Colten dodges! Party in Motion hits the rest of the team! Zay & Quen panic, they get Colten’s legs but he BOOTS them away! Hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Private Party! ROLLING ELBOW for Quen, ROLLING ELBOW for Zay! Lethal runs in but he gets Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! Bowens ROCKS Quen to run and FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Sonjay gets on the apron, Bowens DECKS him!

Karen distracts the ref while Jarrett runs up, Bowens dodges, but into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Quen covers, TWO! Quen drags Bowens up and tags in Satnam! Satnam CHOPS Bowens, brings him around, and then TOSSES him across the ring! Bowens tumbles, Satnam drags him back over and tags Lethal back in. Lethal dusts off his hands and smiles, then he brings Bowens up. Lethal suplexes and holds Bowens up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Lethal grins at Billy then goes back to Bowens. Tag to Jarrett and Triple J whips. Bowens reverses but Lethal stops himself, Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Jarrett stomps away on Bowens, says he’s going nowhere, then whips him to ropes. Bowens KICKS back, both men stagger, and Jarrett runs up! Bowens ROCKS Jarrett again and again and again! The fans fire up as Bowens runs, but Jarrett ELBOWS him! Jarrett runs to STRADDLE the ropes as Bowens moves! Jarrett hobbles, Bowens BOOTS him then goes up to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Switchblade coaches Bowens, the fans rally for him, too, and Bowens crawls over! Jarrett also crawls, hot tags to Mack and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Mack, Lethal, Private Party, and he even DECKS Satnam!

Billy tells the One in a Billion to “SUCK THIS!” and then he SPLASHES Mack in a corner! Billy brings Mack out, kicks low and tells him “SUCK IT!” But Satnam trips him up! Mack hits a STUNNER, followed by a LETHAL INJECTION! Zay hurries up top to SWANTON BOMB! Quen adds on a 450 SPLASH!! Mack hurries to cover, TWO!! Billy survives and shocks #TriplePartyJay! The BBSG drag them all out and send them into barriers, but then Mack goes up! Mack SIX-STAR FLOPS as Billy moves! White is there, hot tag to King Switch! And he drags Mack up for the BLADE- NO, Zay springboards in!

White dodges Zay, Zay turns around into the 3:10 TO YUMA! But Quen CROSSBODIES the Gunn Sons! But then Quen turns around into THE ARRIVAL! Caster goes up for the MIC DROP!! Jarrett drags Bowens out and sends him into railing! Satnam storms in and White gets face to chest with the giant! But then Billy has White hold on. Billy is big but still not Satnam big! Satnam shoves them both away, DECKS Bowens, then grabs Caster! Satnam TOSSES Caster, then SHOVES Austin! White CHOP BLOCKS him, but Satnam stays up!? Billy kicks low and White CHOP BLOCKS again, they finally get the giant on his knees!

The fans fire up as White sets Satnam up for a FAMOUSER!! Mack returns to SUPERKICK Billy! White gets Mack again, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BBSG wins!!

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

#TriplePartyJay tried to use the numbers game, but not even they could stop this super six pack from flexing their guns! The AEW World Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions stand tall together once again, and White gets the mic. “Yo! Yo! YO!” White is copying Max as he says, “Listen! See, Max? It’s not that hard. Oh yeah, guns up for my Greensboro Gold Members~!” Now, White is always telling the gang about how much he loves Greensboro. It’s one of his favorite cities in the world! The fans appreciate that, and White continues to say that Greensboro has some of the greatest wrestling fans!

The fans again cheer, and White says hey, what better place to have an event like Revolution? And there’s a lot of action tonight! Will Ospreay is here! Who walks out the AEW World Champion? Fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” so that answers that. Oh oh oh oh, who is ready for Sting’s last match, huh? The fans sure are! A very big night, kicking off the biggest way possible with the Bang! Bang! Scissor! Gang! The two best trios, the single best six man team, and the GREATEST faction in the GREATEST wrestling company, AEW! The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and White says BBSG is led by one of the greatest of all time.

White can remind any of us, that on any given day, at any given moment, just who he is. He’ll remind us why he is the Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling! He’ll remind us to Breathe with the Switchblade! The fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Switchblade~!” White says in ten days time, AEW Dynamite in Boston, maybe he handles some Big Business of his own! Fans like the sound of that. But until then, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed. And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! The Switchblade is taking aim at something, two guesses what title he wants to add to the collection.

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Lexi Nair is with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor, but also Doc Sampson, because we need a medical update on the International Champion before his match with Roderick Strong tonight. Doc says as we know, Cassidy has been getting beat up the last few months, and that Doc keeps telling Cassidy to tape up that back and ribs. Tonight, it happens or he isn’t being cleared. Then with all that said, how does Cassidy feel going into this? Trent speaks up that Cassidy always fights through it. And just like always, the boys have his back. Cassidy wants to talk to them about that, actually

Tonight, before, during and after, Best Friends need to stay in the back. Cassidy is sick and tired of seeing his friends getting hurt because of him, so he has to do this on his own. Chuck says yeah, he’ll keep the others back and respect Cassidy on this. Hands in, and even Doc and Lexi join in. Freshly Squeezed has support in spirit, but will that not help when The Undisputed Kingdom will stack the deck?

 

We hear from PAC!

The Bastard says, “Here we go again. A tale as old as time. The forgotten bastard! Where have you been, boy? None of your pissin’ business where I’ve been! Well, you tell me. Who said life’s so hard? Huh? Every man has his struggle. Do you think I don’t know the burden of shame? Isolated, blinded, broken. I almost popped me clogs. But I didn’t~! You’ll never get rid of me, Tony Khan! I’m like a cockroach, an indestructible little bastard, always lurking in the underbelly. I will be back very soon, whether you like it or not. And I am going to drag this festering scrotum of a company into a new age! Because I’m alive, ladies and gentlemen! And doesn’t it feel good to be alive?”

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power have been meaning to settle things with the Princess of the Black Throne and her little sidekick for some time, so no better time than Revolution! Will Kris & Willow crush the TBS Champion and Chicago Skye? Or will Greensboro see The House Always Wins?

Stokely joins commentary to explain that everyone has miscommunications. He wanted Kris to do things one way, Willow wanted it the other, let’s just drop the issue. The teams sort out and Skye starts against Willow. These two circle, but Julia spooks Willow and that allows Skye to attack! Skye stomps Willow, Willow shoves her away so Skye swing on Kris! Kris ducks the sucker punch, and Willow ROCKS Skye! Willow CHOPS Skye, fans “WOO~!” and then Willow CHOPS again! Tag to Kris and Willow feeds Skye to the shoulder tackle! The fans fire up as Kris whips Skye to a corner. Kris runs in to ROCK and CHOP Skye for herself!

Kris fires forearms and CHOPS over and over! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Kris lets off at 4. Kris then runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Skye runs up, but into a scoop! Skye slips fere, tag to Julia, and the fans fire up as Kris arm-drags Julia down! Kris scoops Julia now, and she SLAMS Julia down! Julia sits up, into a SLIDING LARIAT! Tag to Willow, she runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Julia up, suplexes, but Skye saves Julia. Kris ROCKS Skye, then reels her in. Kris & Willow both suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Kris gets Skye outta the ring and Willow covers Julia, TWO!

Willow keeps cool and hauls Julia up. Willow bumps Julia off buckles, tags Kris, then Kris bumps Julia off more buckles. Kris CLUBS Julia, CHOPS her, then brings her out. Julia fires body shots but Kris powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps on Julia and tags Willow back in. They whip Julia to a corner, then Willow runs to back body block! Willow clotheslines Julia, snapmares, but Julia avoids the boot to CHOP BLOCK! Julia RAMS Willow into the corner, tags in Skye, and Julia CHOKES Willow on ropes so Skye can SHINING WIZARD! Skye keeps moving, and she BOOT WASHES Willow down!

Skye waves to Stokely and says that was for him. Stoke says to watch your mouth! Skye covers Willow, TWO! Skye CLUBS Willow, stomps her to the corner, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Skye lets off, and Julia CHOKES Willow! Skye runs in to ROCK Willow then snapmare her down. Skye KICKS Willow right in the back! Skye pushes Willow around but the fans rally. Willow throws body shots but Skye DECKS her! Skye scuffs Willow, but Willow throws more body shots! Skye ROCKS Willow but the fans fire up! Skye clinches but Willow throws body shots. Skye throws Willow down by her hair!

Skye taunts Kris, CLUBS Willow, then tags in Julia. Julia CHOPS Willow, puts her in another corner, and CHOPS again! Willow turns things around to CHOP! The fans fire up but Julia RAMS Willow into the corner. Tag to Skye and Skye stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Skye lets off, and she storms back up. Skye stomps Willow, brings her around, but Willow cradle counters! TWO! Skye escapes and LARIATS Willow down! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Skye slaps her! Willow and Skye fire forearms, and then Skye CHOKES Willow on ropes while she shrieks! The ref counts but Skye lets off to bump Willow off buckles.

Skye tags Julia and Julia fires forearms and haymakers on Willow. Julia CLUBS Willow down, digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Tag back to Skye, they mug Willow then double whip her back into the corner. The fans rally as Julia & Skye double whip again and again! Skye then runs in but Willow dodges her! Willow ducks Julia, but Skye gets a leg! Willow BOOTS Skye & Julia away, hot tag to Kris! The fans fire up as Kris rallies on Skye & Julia! Then she gives them a meeting of the minds! Kris goes up a corner, DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Kris kips up and windmills! Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Julia in a corner!

Kris goes corner to corner, UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris goes back to ROCK Julia! And then UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris sends Skye into Julia, LEG SWEEP FLATLINER and a DOUBLE SENTON! Cover on Skye, TWO! Skye stays in this but Kris drags her up. Kris fireman’s carries but Skye fights free. Skye waistlocks, Kris switches but Julia tags in before the O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY! Fans fire up but Julia runs in, BLINDSLIDE LARIAT! Julia drags Kris up by her hair, and reels her in for the HARTLESS LOCK! Kris tips it to a cover! TWO, and Kris RAMS Julia into the corner! Willow tags in and Kris RAMS Julia more!

Kris winds up, Julia dodges the haymaker but Willow ROCKS her instead! Kris & Willow double whip Julia but she ducks the double lariat, and Skye DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! But she gets caught, literally! DOUBLE FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans are thunderous as Kris then scoops Julia and puts her in a Tree of Woe, trapping Skye! Willow runs in, Julia sits up so Skye takes the CANNONBALL! Willow puts Julia back in the Tree, deadlifts her out of it, and then RAMS her into the buckles, OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Julia stands up, Willow runs in, but Julia drop toeholds her into ropes! Skye runs up but Willow avoids the knee!

Kris YANKS Skye down and Skye bounces off the apron! Julia runs up at Willow, but Willow wrenches and fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia survives and Stoke is frustrated for his team. Skye and Kris brawl, Skye ROCKS Kris and SUPERKICKS! Willow gives Julia a short arm LARIAT! And another! Julia ELBOWS Willow, brings her around, tag to Skye. Willow still picks Julia up for a SPINEBUSTER, then sits her up to reel her in! Gut wrench and BABE WITH THE- SUNSET BOMB! Skye SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Skye is furious and the fans fire up! Skye fireman’s carries, but Willow fights that off.

Willow shoves Skye to a corner, runs up, but Skye dodges. Skye runs in but into a BOOT! Willow goes up, and she MISSILE DROPKICKS Skye! Hot tags to Kris and Julia! Kris and Julia fire shots back and forth, fast and furious! Kris kicks, Julia ducks and ROCKS her! But Kris shoves Julia to a corner. Julia BOOTS Kris right down! Julia then climbs up, for the MOONSAULT! Cover, Willow breaks it!! Stokely is fired up but the fans are torn. Julia glares at Willow as Willow taunts her. Julia clamps onto Kris with an armlock but Willow storms in. Skye BOOTS her down! Skye then MISSILE DROPKICKS Willow to the floor!

Julia drags Kris around, SMACKS her off the mat, then tags Skye back in. Skye kicks Kris around, brings her up and puts her on ropes. Skye ROCKS Kris, she and Julia double whip, but Kris ducks the line, breaks the line, and DOUBLE LARIATS in return! Tag to Willow so she can BOOT Skye! Skye SUPERKICKS! Willow BOOTS again, then ENZI- NO, Skye dodges, runs, and hops on! CODE- NO, POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The fans are thunderous again, and Willow grabs at Skye from the apron. Gut wrench, but Julia runs in! Kris SHOTGUNS Julia out, so Willow can hit BABE WITH THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

Stokely says if you’ll excuse him, and he leaves commentary to celebrate with his team. They got on the same page, got the win, and have humbled the TBS Champion, if only for now. But the question is, who will be moving up to challenge the champ down the line?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia!

Captain Charisma will deny it up and down, but he did lose this title to the Rated R Superstar at Worlds End, then he bullied Killswitch/Luchasaurus in handing over his anytime-anywhere title match contract to get it back. Will that same insurance policy through emotional abuse come through for him tonight? Or will nothing save him from Red Death?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the true Face of TNT!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Garcia, but Christian stays in a corner. Christian frowns and finally circles with Garcia. They tie up, go around, and are in a deadlock. They go low, then back up, and end up on ropes. The ref counts, neither man lets go and they end up in the ropes. Christian finally lets off and backs away, but the fans still rally for Garcia. Garcia and Christian reset, tie up again, and Christian waistlocks to then trip Garcia and float to a facelock. Garcia endures the grind, moves around and fights to his feet. Garcia wrenches free for an ELBOW BREAKER, then he headlocks.

Christian powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! The fans fire up as Christian flounders away, then boo as he bails out. Christian regroups with The Patriarchy and huddles up. He tells the cameraman to bug off so they can talk strategy. The Patriarchy breaks huddle and Christian makes his way back into the ring. Garcia and Christian circle, feel things out, and tie up. They’re in another deadlock, but Christian uses his height for leverage. Christian puts Garcia in a corner, but Garcia digs his feet in and pushes Christian back! The fans fire up as Garcia puts Christian in another corner! The ref counts, Christian powers Garcia back to center and then headlocks.

Garcia powers up and out but Christian runs Garcia over! Things speed up, and Christian falls! Is that a fake out or did he really tweak an ankle? The ref has Garcia stay back but fans are calling BS, too. And then Christian pokes Garcia in the eye! The ref reprimands and the fans boo because they knew all along. Christian goes to the apron so he can HOTSHOT Garcia down! Fans boo but Mother Shayna applauds and high-fives Papa Christian. Christian storms in, avoids Garcia’s wild punch and throws down fists. Christian stomps Garcia around then soaks up the heat. Christian mocks Greensboro like he can’t hear them, then he stalks Garcia to a corner.

Garcia fires haymakers in return, but Christian knees low! Christian turns Garcia for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Garcia toughs it out but Christian CHOKES him on ropes! Garcia punches at the knee but Christian lets off at 4. The fans boo but The Patriarchy applauds. Christian stands Garcia up to snapmare and then ELBOW him down! Christian mocks the Garcia dance, then just flexes. The fans boo more but Christian CLAWS at Garcia’s face! The ref counts, Christian lets off, then chinlocks and digs his knee into Garcia’s back. The fans rally, Garcia fights up and he throws body shots! Garcia fires off from all sides in the corner!

The fans fire up, Garcia climbs up, but Christian SHOVES Garcia down to the floor! Then Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Credit to Christian for going high risk, and both men are down on the outside. The ring count climbs, but Nick & Killswitchasaurus are there to check on Christian. Christian stands at 5 of 10 but Garcia follows. Christian brings Garcia around at 7 and puts him in at 8. Christian still wants to end this in the ring, and he slaps Garcia around. “You want my championship? Make your father proud!” Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.

The fans rally for Garcia but Christian chicken wings. Garcia slips free to CHOP BLOCK! Garcia gets the leg, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then he STOMPS that leg! Now Christian’s ankle must really be bothering him! And therefore, ANKLE LOCK! Christian rolls and kicks free, kicks low and he TOSSES Garcia out! Christian actually hobbles now, and Garcia gets in, only for Christian to TOSS him out the other side! Christian walks off the pain while Garcia slowly rises. Christian sees Garcia drag himself up to the apron, and then BLASTS Garcia back to the floor! The fans boo but Christian seems to want the count-out now.

The count climbs, Garcia flounders around at 3 of 10, and drags himself up at 5! Christian ROCKS Garcia, to then HOTSHOT him back down! The count restarts, Nick wants it to be faster but the ref tells him to shut it. Garcia rises again at 7, but Christian POSTS him! Garcia falls again and the count resets. Garcia drags himself up at 4 of 10, but Nick runs in! Garcia TOSSES Nick into the timekeeper’s area! No Champion’s Advantage by disqualification for Christian! Garcia flounders over, we’re at 7 of 10! Garcia rises and steps in at 9, only for Christian to throw hands! Garcia hits back and the fans fire up!

The shots go back and forth, Garcia fires off a flurry! Then he climbs up to CLUB away on Christian! Christian staggers away, Garcia whips, but Christian reverses. Garcia ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Christian goes to a corner, Garcia pulls the turtleneck up and over Christian’s face! Christian can’t see as Garcia rains down the fists! The fans count along, all the way to nine, and then Garcia does his dance on Christian’s face! And then TEN! The fans fire up while Christian gets the turtleneck out of the way. Garcia runs but Christian ELBOWS him away. Christian goes up, but Garcia gets him for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia reels Christian in but Christian back drops, only for Garcia to sunset flip! TWO, and Garcia hurries to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Christian hits low! Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Christian hops off and then has to slide out because of the bad leg. But Garcia blocks the uppercut to ROCK Christian! Garcia then aims to WRECK Christian with a dropkick! Christian staggers around, Garcia whips him into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Luchasaurus shouts at Garcia. Garcia glares at the dinosaur, then chases after Christian. Mother Shayna acts as an obstacle, but Garcia still pursues Christian into the ring.

Christian asks for mercy from Garcia, but the fans boo. Garcia blocks the cheap kick, but Christian blocks the uppercut! Christian chicken wings the arms but Garcia elbows free. So Christian dragon sleepers for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Garcia stays in this but Christian says he’s going up. The fans boo but Christian climbs. DIVING HEADBUTT but Garcia dodges, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! Christian flails, reaches out, but Garcia drags him away from ropes! Christian scrambles around, rolls and sends Garcia away. Garcia comes back but into a mule kick! Christian goes up, but Garcia waistlocks!

Garcia pries Christian from the corner, and hits the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Garcia reels him in. Christian trips Garcia, to CATAPULT him into buckles! Christian distracts the ref while crawling away, and Luchasaurus grabs Garcia’s throat! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! The fans boo as Luchasaurus gets away with one! Christian climbs up, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and The Patriarchy is furious! Luchasaurus is so mad, he throws off his shoulder pad! But wait, DADDY MAGIC attacks! The fans are thunderous as Menard RAMS Luchasaurus into the apron, then POSTS him!

But then Menard turns around and Mother Shayna stares him down. Daddy Magic dares her to do something, but she just laughs. Menard blocks the slap! But Luchasaurus is up! Menard fires off hands on Luchasaurus and they go up the ramp! The fans cheer as Menard takes away the rook on Christian’s chessboard! Christian still aims, runs in, but the bad leg stops the spear! Garcia gets Christian with a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!? Christian survives and shocks everyone! Even Shayna didn’t think he’d kick out! Christian drags himself to ropes, he grabs the arms, but Garcia powers through to jackknife bridge! ROPEBREAK!!

The fans boo but Garcia miscalculated! Shayna distracts the ref, Nick hits a CUTTER in the ropes!! Christian chicken wings Garcia for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The rook was taken, but Garcia forgot about the pawn! With all these pieces on the board, will anyone ever knock Captain Charisma off his throne?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson!

Speaking of thrones, The Mad King still holds the three belts that define this modern American Triple Crown. But even more than these titles, he is looking to win Bryan’s respect. Will Eddie slay the American Dragon and make him shake his hand? Or will Bryan make his last year as a wrestler a golden one?

Renee Paquette is at gorilla with Eddie, saying tonight is all about respect, and perhaps the lack thereof from Bryan, who crowned Eddie “The King of the Bums.” Eddie is the first Continental Crown Champion, and he dedicates tonight’s match to Jun Akiyama. The music hits and Eddie heads out. The introductions are made, the three belts are raised, and we see who leaves Greensboro holding them all!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie and Bryan stare down. The two circle, feel things out, and test the waters. They circle, knuckle lock, but Bryan kicks! Eddie shrugs that off to give a kick of his own. Bryan kicks again and Eddie hobbles away. The fans rally and duel as the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, but the ref counts. Eddie lets off slowly, but Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Bryan dodges the chop again, and Eddie shrugs that off. Eddie and Bryan circle again, test the waters again, and Bryan connects with a kick to the knee! Eddie hobbles back and Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Eddie scowls and resets with Bryan. Eddie dares Bryan to kick, so Bryan kicks the leg! Eddie still eggs Bryan on, then blocks the kick to fire off body shots! They end up in a corner, Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Eddie just shouts at Bryan and storms up on him! Bryan and Eddie feel things out, Bryan avoids another chop. Eddie keeps pushing forward, but Bryan blocks the chop! Bryan reels Eddie in for a fireman’s carry takeover, cover, ONE! Bryan clinches Eddie on the mat but Eddie fights around. Eddie gets his leg guard up but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands back up.

Bryan and Eddie circle as the fans rally up again. They tie up, Eddie snapmares and KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan blocks that chop, Eddie stands him up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bryan blocks again but Eddie powers him to the corner, for CHOP after CHOP! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Bryan blocks the last one, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! And SAIDOS! The fans fire up while Bryan bails out. Eddie hobbles but he builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Bryan but Eddie clutches the bad leg. Perhaps that was double-edged but Eddie still brings Bryan to the apron. And he CHOPS again!

Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, but then Bryan ducks! Eddie’s hand hits POST! Bryan then turns Eddie around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. “This is Awesome!” already as Bryan drags Eddie up. Bryan wrenches the and bends the fingers, then drags Eddie into the ring with the wristlock. Bryan shifts to top wristlock, and he bends the fingers! Eddie has the ROPEBREAK, but Bryan doesn’t let go! Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Eddie leans on ropes, Bryan goes up the corner, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS the shoulder!

Eddie rests against ropes again, and Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And then goes up a corner, to MISSILE DROPKICK Eddie down! The fans rally and duel while Bryan grabs the bad arm and twists the wrist. Bryan bends the fingers, tortures the entire arm, then isolates it again. Bryan STOMPS it again! Eddie clutches the elbow while fans are torn. Bryan doesn’t hesitate, he goes up the corner. Eddie stands, Bryan leaps, but Eddie catches him! EXPLODER! There’s part of the shoutout to Jun Akiyama! The fans fire up again while Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Bryan stands, and Eddie CHOPS!

Eddie clutches the arm, that chop was double-edged. Bryan runs up, Eddie clinches again, but Bryan wrenches the bad arm. Eddie refuses to be brought down and he DDTS Bryan! Cover, TWO, but Eddie clamps on the STRETCH PLUM! Bryan endures, and he powers free of Eddie’s bad arm! Bryan twists the wrist again, wrangles Eddie down, and once again isolates the arm! But Eddie rolls back to sit up and facelock! Bryan wrenches free of that, but ends up getting HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS from Eddie! Eddie uses the BCC signature, then he half nelsons Bryan. Bryan resists, arm-drags free, and then runs up to DROPKICK in the corner!

Eddie stays standing and the fans fire up. Bryan pie faces Eddie, then KICKS! Bryan goes corner to corner to DROPKICK again! Eddie wobbles, Bryan KICKS him! Bryan runs again, but Eddie dodges! Bryan tumbles, Eddie runs up, but Bryan gets around to full nelson! Eddie drops but Bryan KICKS him! Bryan then drags Eddie up, to DRAGON SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and the fans fire up again! Bryan seethes, and he paces around Eddie. Bryan grabs the bad arm, stands Eddie up and wrenches, to ELBOW BREAKER! Eddie backs up to a corner, and Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS!

Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Eddie again, then HEADBUTTS! Bryan hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, but Eddie fires headbutts in return! Bryan falls back, but comes right back, only to get forearms! Bryan drops back again, but then runs up to DROPKICK! Eddie stays up top but he’s dazed now. Bryan climbs up the corner again, stands Eddie up and underhooks him, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Then a roll into the omoplata! Eddie fights but Bryan shifts to make this a modified RINGS OF SATURN! Eddie endures, even though his bad arm is being pulled way back! The fans rally as hard as they can, and Eddie fights around!

Eddie gets his bad arm free, then pushes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn but Bryan lets go cleanly. Bryan scowls, then sits Eddie up. Bryan bends the fingers, then throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” Eddie is a bobblehead, so Bryan brings him up. But Eddie fights the suplex and ENZIGIRIS! Then URAKEN!! Even though it was the bad arm! Bryan runs up, Eddie catches him! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Eddie is frustrated, but the fans rally back up! Eddie and Bryan slowly rise, and Eddie goes to ropes.

Eddie storms his way back to Bryan as the fans duel. Eddie hauls Bryan up but Bryan slips free of the Canadian Rack, but runs into an URAKEN!! Bryan goes to the corner, runs up, and he PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Then “YES! YES! YES!” from Bryan before the BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eddie survives and shocks everyone! Bryan grabs the arms, he stands over Eddie, and he rains down DRAGON STOMPS! Eddie sputters but Bryan just stomps more! Then Bryan drags Eddie into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Eddie flails, grabs at Bryan but Bryan bends the fingers! Eddie claws at Bryan, CLUBS him, but Bryan just squeezes tighter!

Eddie is turning red while the fans fire up both ways! The ref checks Eddie, and Eddie comes back to life! Eddie drags Bryan back with him, and has the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and reminds us all, he has ’til five. Bryan is frustrated and maybe confused as how Eddie survives, but the fans continue to duel. Bryan waits on Eddie to sit up, and he KICKS! Eddie snarls and glares at Bryan. Bryan KICKS Eddie, but Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie eggs Bryan on, so Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eddie tries to grab at Bryan but Bryan just KICKS him again! And BUZZ- NO, Eddie swats it!

Bryan tries again, Eddie ducks it and HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bryan’s right up!! SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! But Eddie’s right up! HALF ‘N’ HALF again!! Bryan tumbles away and the fans are thunderous! It’s a standing ovation! Eddie and Bryan stir, “This is Awesome!” Eddie and Bryan sit up, then lean on each other as they stand. They trade body shots and palm strikes, and Eddie fires a flurry! Bryan returns it, the shots continue to go back and forth. Eddie uses his one good hand to SLAP and CHOP Bryan around! Bryan wobbles, and Eddie reels him in! But the bad arm won’t let him lift, so Eddie gives Bryan KAWADA KICKS!

Bryan SLAPS! And SLAPS! And SLAPS again! Bryan winds up, but Eddie JABS! And then paint brushes with the good hand! Eddie reels Bryan in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims from the corner, “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU- LARIAT!! Eddie hauls Bryan up, and POWERBOMBS! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Triple Crown Champion)

The fans again give this a standing ovation because The Mad King keeps his crown! Eddie stands to bow in respect to Greensboro, but the real moment of truth is: Will Bryan show respect to Eddie? Bryan slowly sits back up, perhaps coming to terms with reality. Eddie waits, and Bryan hears the fans chant, “Shake His Hand! Shake His Hand!” Bryan looks down at himself, then up at Eddie. Eddie steps forward, and says forget it. Bryan isn’t doing it, so why is he sticking around? But then Bryan says hold on. Bryan stands, and holds out his hand! Eddie steps forward, but Bryan pulls it away. Fans boo but Bryan says hold on, hold on.

Bryan says Eddie really is that good, and he shakes Eddie’s hand! Bryan raises Eddie’s hand in victory and respect, and the fans cheer! The American Dragon finally shows The Mad King respect, is this another turning point in Eddie’s career?

 

All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin!

While a Triple Threat determines the AEW World Championship later tonight, a massive 8 Man free-for-all decides who is next in line! The Ocho, The Murderhawk Monster, the Don Callis Family’s force of nature, the Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, The Machine, the CMLL Mexican National Tag Team Champion, or Top Flight’s Angel Dorado. That is quite the all-star line-up, but who becomes a true star after tonight?

Given how much The Undisputed Kingdom has riding on this match, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett and even ADAM COLE BAYBAY are here to accompany Wardlow to the ring. But even so, the Greensboro choir still sings Judas for Jericho. The bell rings and it is chaos! Wardlow and Hobbs mug Jericho, Archer is after Magnus, and Cage TOSSES Dante so he can go after Hook! Archer stomps Magnus in a corner, Jericho’s literally on the ropes, and Cage has Hook in a corner. Jericho falls out, Archer TOSSES Magnus out, and then Cage carries Hook around! Cage TOSSES Hook onto Jericho! And fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!”

Archer, Cage, Hobbs and Wardlow all have a corner, we might get Meat Madness after all! The fans fire up as these behemoths all eye each other. Wardlow and Cage have a quick flex-off, but then Hobbs joins in. The fans fire up, Archer says he can’t see any of them down there. The flexing continues, but then Cage eggs everyone on. Archer and Cage RAM shoulders at the same time Wardlow and Hobbs RAM each other! No one falls, they all egg each other on, so Cage and Hobbs RAM Archer and Wardlow! Archer and Wardlow RAM Cage and Hobbs! Cage and Hobbs run to LARIAT, but Archer and Wardlow don’t fall!

The fans chant “MEAT!” with each collision as Archer and Wardlow LARIAT back! All four men stay up so the “MEAT!” LARIATS fly! Cage gets around Archer, Archer ELBOWS Cage but Cage SUPERKICKS! Archer BOOTS Cage down! Wardlow dodges Hobbs to BOOT him, then clothesline him up and out! Archer then shoves Wardlow as the fans chant “MEAT FOREVER!” The forearms fly back and forth, the fans continue with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Wardlow ROCKS Archer, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Archer dodges! Archer comes back to ELBOW Wardlow! Archer knuckle locks and goes up the corner!

The fans chant “BEAT THAT MEAT!” as Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up and then Hobbs runs in! Archer BOOTS Hobbs, ROCKS him, and knuckle locks again! Archer goes back up and again goes Old School! But Hobbs catches Archer to a SPINEBUSTER! But Cage is back, he fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Wardlow storms in to fireman’s carry! Cage slips free, shoves, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans are thunderous, but Jericho is back to CODE BREAKER! Fans boo the end to the meaty goodness and Jericho covers, but Hook breaks it!

Magnus gets in, he and Hook throw hands, and then Dante joins in! Jericho CHOPS Hook so Hook CHOPS Jericho! Magnus and Dante go back and forth with CHOPS of their own! Jericho says they can meat it up, and they all run. They RAM shoulders, and this is more like Lean Meat Madness! They go again, RAM into each other, and Jericho says again! They keep going, they RAM some more, then they BLAST the behemoths off the apron! Jericho goes up to CROSSBODY Hobbs down! Hook, Dante and Magnus look around, just as aware of the monsters as of each other. Dante DIVES to take out Wardlow! Magnus TORNILLOS Archer!

Hook isn’t a flyer, but he figures what the hell, it’s Revolution! Hook goes up and SUPER CROSSBODIES Cage! The fans fire up as all eight men are down around ringside! Dante and Magnus return, Dante kicks and whips. Magnus reverses, runs up, but Dante puts him on the apron. Magnus GAMANGIRIS, goes up, but Dante GAMANGIRIS back! Wardlow and Archer return, Wardlow kicks Archer and puts him in a corner. Meanwhile, Hobbs climbs a corner while Jericho slides in! Jericho ROCKS Hobbs first, goes up after him, Cage SMACKS Hook off the apron! Cage gets in, and he drags Hook up! Dante SUPERPLEXES Magnus!

Jericho SUPERPLEXES Hobbs! Wardlow SUPER DUPER PLEXES Archer! And then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Hook! Dante is back up to MAMBA SPLASH Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Dante can’t believe it! Hook and Archer bails out, as does Wardlow. Cage follows suit, Magnus soon after. Dante and Jericho are still in the ring. Jericho runs up, Dante goes up and over and Jericho hits ropes! Dante then FLIES out onto Cage! Dante builds speed, but he doesn’t quite clear the ropes! He still tumbles his way into taking out Hobbs and Archer! Dante then goes right back up to CROSSBODY Jericho! Cover, TWO!!

Magnus gets in, he runs up, gets around Dante and drop toeholds! Then he dials it up, 619! Then slingshot  somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Dante survives but Magnus runs up to get around and underhook! BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! The fans rally with Magnus and he runs to clothesline Dante in a corner! Magnus sits Dante down, runs up, METEORA! Magnus drags Dante to the drop zone, goes up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer positions Magnus for a SUPER HIP TOSS! The fans fire up as Archer storms around. Archer choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Magnus! Cover, TWO!! Archer is furious but the ref defends his count!

Archer storms after Magnus, puts him up top and ROCKS him! Then he crucifix lifts, but Jericho kicks Archer! Archer kicks Jericho, but Magnus CLUBS Archer! Jericho & Magnus DOUBLE SUPLEX Archer! Jericho and Magnus run, DOUBLE LIONSAULTS!! The fans are thunderous and Jericho makes the cover, TWO!! Hobbs CLOBBERS Jericho, SPLASHES Magnus, but Arche clamps on! Hobbs breaks free, runs and LEAPING LARIATS! Hobbs scoops Archer for a POWERSLAM! But Dante is back! Hobbs ducks the enzigiri but Dante rolls, runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Cage SUPERKICKS Hobbs, runs up and UPPERCUTS! LARIAT! Wrench and SAIDO! Cage fires up, but Hook is here! The fans fire up and these two fire off! Hook gets the edge but Cage kicks low! Hook gets around, but Cage fights the T-Bone Plex! Short arm LARIAT! Wardlow is back, he ducks the discus lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Archer waistlocks, Wardlow switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Magnus is back, GERMAN SUPLEX for him! Dante runs up, Wardlow SUPERKICKS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Wardlow SPINEBUSTERS Cage, rolls him into position, but Hook hops on! REDRUM!!

Wardlow lets Cage go to claw at the hold, but he’s fading fast! Hook even has the body scissors!! Jericho hurries to get the legs! Jericho turns Wardlow over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Wardlow endures double submissions, but Cage SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Cage pries Hook off of Cage, fireman’s carries, but Hook slips free! Jericho BOOTS Cage into Hook’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho and Hook, the oldest and the youngest, stare down. The fans fire up but Jericho CHOPS away! Jericho whips, Hook kicks back! Jericho swings, into the EL CAMINO! Hook runs up again, wrenches, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Jericho just barely gets outta that, and Hobbs TOSSES Hook! Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Jericho dodges, Hobbs’ splash puts him on the apron! Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS Hobbs down! Jericho hurries out  after Hobbs but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs scoops, to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM to the floor! The straps come down, and Hobbs gears up. Hobbs runs in, into A DRY ICE MACHINE?!? The fog blinds Hobbs while the hardware knocks him down! Cage gets Hook back in the ring, runs corner to corner, but Hook BOOTS him! Cage swings again, Hook dodges, but runs into a JUMP KNEE!

Cage fireman’s carries, but Wardlow gets in. Cage F5s Hook, but Wardlow kicks Cage! Cage wrenches out, JUMP KNEE! Cage spins, into a HEADBUTT! Wardlow winds up to LARIAT!! Wardlow reels Cage in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB!! Dante rolls Wardlow up, TWO!! SUPESRKICK! Magnus is back but Dante has him for the HALF NELSON BOMB! But Archer drags Dante right off the cover! Dante breaks free but Archer LARIATS him down! Archer then hauls Dante up for an APRON- NO, Dante slips free to GAMANGIRI! Dante springboards, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries to run, but Wardlow POUNCES him outta the air!!

Wardlow clotheslines Archer up and out, then he roars! But Hook is back, for REDRUM!! Wardlow throws Hook off, HEADBUTTS then wind-up LARIATS!! Wardlow hauls Dante back up, reels him in, and hits the LAST RIDE!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Wardlow promised it, and he kept that promise! Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page better be ready, because whoever wins tonight will be in for a war!

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Speaking of the Undisputed Kingdom, they’ve been throwing everything at Best Friends, all in hopes of taking this title away from Cassidy. Freshly Squeezed may be bandaged and bruised, but will he continue to find a way to win? Or is this where the Savior of the Backbreaker beats the pulp out of him once and for all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if this title becomes undisputed!

The bell rings and Strong runs up but Cassidy gets under! Ghost pin, TWO!! Strong dodges the orange Punch, Cassidy dodges the lariat but Strong fights the hooks. Strong suplexes, Cassidy cradle counters, TWO! Things keep moving, and Cassidy goes Matrix! But Strong stops Cassidy from getting hands in pockets, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stands into a CHOP! Cassidy bails out and the fans rally but Strong pursues. Strong CHOPS Cassidy, CHOPS again, and then gives him a RAILING BACKBREAKER! The fans boo but Strong eggs them on. Strong drags Cassidy up to CLUB him down.

The ring count climbs, Strong puts Cassidy in. Strong then has Cassidy on the apron, CLUBS him, and lifts, but Cassidy HOTSHOTS while he gets fere! Cassidy then DIVES and Strong hits barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy puts Strong in. Cassidy climbs and CROSSBODIES! But his ribs won’t let him cover! Strong lifts Cassidy for the atomic SLAM! Strong drags Cassidy back up, for another BACKBREAKER! And then another BACKBREAKER! And another! Cassidy endures as Strong hits another BACKBREAKER! And then one more BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy isn’t broken yet but Strong CLUBS him in the ribs.

Strong puts Cassidy in a corner, CHOPS him, and Cassidy sputters as he flounders against ropes. The fans boo, Strong tells them to shut up, and he CHOPS Cassidy again! Strong drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy falls in a heap! Strong mockingly asks, “How’s it feel?” Strong drags Cassidy right up, shoves him in a corner, and he fires forearms into the ribs! Strong taunts Cassidy, “You like this?” And he CHOPS again! The fans chant “Roddy Sucks!” but he says Cassidy sucks. Strong whips corner to corner again, Cassidy tumbles up and out and bumps Strong off buckles!

Cassidy goes side to side with buckle bumps and back again! Forearm, buckle bump, repeat! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off then dribbles away! Strong falls back, Cassidy grits his teeth and the fans rally. Cassidy climbs but Strong ROCKS him first. Strong climbs up and gut wrenches Cassidy for a SUPER BUCKLE BACKBREAKER!! The fans lose their minds while Cassidy writhes and flounders on the floor! Strong goes out to fetch Cassidy, pushes him into the ring and brings him to a corner, to bend Cassidy against the post! The ref counts and the fans boo, but Strong lets go at 4.

Strong storms into the ring to mock the fans, “This is your champ?!” Strong kicks Cassidy around and eggs him on. The fans boo but Strong keeps mocking Cassidy. Strong smirks as he kicks and stomps at Cassidy, then brings him up. Strong CHOPS, but Cassidy stays up! Cassidy shakes his head, stands up tall, and Strong CHOPS again! Cassidy drops to his knees and Strong eggs the fans on. Strong stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops before the chop! Strong is amused, and he brings Cassidy back up. Cassidy slips under, ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but the DDT is blocked! GUTBUSTER! Or maybe more a rib breaker!

Strong suplexes, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Strong still gets another BACKBREAKER in! The fans rally, Strong gets the legs, BOSTON CRAB! Cassidy endures as Strong sits deep, but Cassidy reaches out! Cassidy crawls, the fans rally, and Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Strong lets go at 4, then he storms back up. Strong blocks a kick and he YANKS Cassidy into a BACKBREAKER! And then the STRONG HOLD! The knee digs into the back and ribs, but Cassidy refuses to give up! The fans rally harder and Cassidy fights his way back around! He twists, but Strong makes it a cover! ONE and Cassidy BOOTS Strong away!

Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Both men are down but Cassidy gets to the apron! Cassidy climbs and leaps, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO! Strong survives and Cassidy grits his teeth. The fans rally as Cassidy rises, and he “unleashes” kicks on Strong. Then he ramps up to stomp and stomp and stomp! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off! Cassidy then waits on Strong to get up, and he goes back to a corner. Cassidy aims again, and he’s copying Adam Cole! PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives Cole’s best move but Cassidy loads up his. The elbow pad is off, but Strong catches Cassidy, HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER!

Strong underhooks Cassidy, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Strong fights that to STRONG KNEE! Strong keeps moving, ORANGE PUNCH!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy staggers back to Alabama Lift, but the back gives up! Cassidy uses ropes for support, BEACH BREAK!! But Cassidy has to crawl to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Strong survives by a literal foot and Cassidy can’t believe it! The fans rally and Cassidy goes back to a corner. Cassidy reloads again, but that back is holding him back. Cassidy gets frustrated, the fans rally harder, and Cassidy stands! STRONG KNEE!! END OF HEARTACHE!!! Cover, RODDY WINS!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Taven & Bennett celebrate with Strong, because now the Undisputed Kingdom has even more gold! And perhaps the most shocking of all, Strong did this one clean! Is nothing going to stop them from making AEW their kingdom? WAIT! IS THAT KYLE O’REILLY!? The fans are thunderous as Kyle has returned to AEW and is staring down his former friend! But then he smiles, and hugs it out with Roddy! Bennett hands Kyle his shirt to make this official! Kyle takes the shirt, and he is really emotional. Kyle then puts the shirt back on Strong and whispers something to him. Kyle is happy to see Roddy again, but is he not Undisputed?

 

FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are former tag team champions from not just AEW but ROH, AAA and WWE. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has had similar accomplishments, so they don’t see what the fuss is all about. Will Dax & Cash still be #TopGuys after tonight? Or is there about to be a Paradigm Shift in the world of tag team wrestling?

Speaking of tag team wrestling, The Maniac & The Swiss Superman are saying ohhhhhh, what a rush! They’re dressed like the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal! They’ve been taking shots at FTR honoring the past, is this their parody of it? The teams sort out and Dax starts against Claudio. Dax paces around but Claudio stays put like a statue. The two tie up, Dax headlocks, but Claudio powers up and out. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then cradles, TWO! Claudio has the cradle, ONE!! The two reset and the fans rally. Claudio and Dax tie up, Claudio headlocks but Dax powers out. Claudio sunset flips, TWO! Dax stacks, TWO!

The fans rally and duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” as Claudio has a sunset flip, TWO! Claudio has a ghost pin, TWO! Dax gets up but Claudio stays close. They cool off, reset, and feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax goes to a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS again. Claudio pie faces Dax around, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then reels Claudio in, but Claudio fights the suplex! They go around, end up in ropes, the ref calls for a break but they end up in a corner first. The ref gets in there, the two finally let off, but then they start throwing SLAPS! They SLAP and SLAP and Dax wobbles!

The fans fire up, Dax frowns and Claudio eggs him on. Claudio then UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Now Claudio wobbles, but he UPPERCUTS! Dax CHOPS, Claudio takes a breath, and he UPPERCUTS! Dax SLAPS, SLAPS and fires fast hands! Claudio hits back, the fans fire up for this scrap, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio still has to stagger back and lean against ropes, and he tags out to Moxley. The fans rally up and Dax tags Cash. Cash and Moxley circle, tie up, and Cash headlocks. Moxley powers up and out but Cash runs him over! Cash headlocks to grind Moxley down but Moxley fights up.

Moxley powers Cash to the corner, CHOPS and pie faces on repeat! Then Moxley whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and back drops on the rebound! Cash whips Moxley to DROPKICK him down, then covers, ONE!! Cash CHOPS Moxley, UPPERCUTS him to a corner, and CHOPS again! UPPERCUT! CHOP! Tag to Dax, and FTR mugs Moxley! The fans fire up and Cash lets off to fire Greensboro up more. Dax CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Dax whips, Moxley KICKS back, and then Moxley gets Dax over to tag Claudio. The BCC mugs Dax now, and Claudio UPPERCUTS, CHOPS and repeats!

Claudio HEADBUTTS, body shots, and knees low. Claudio whips but Dax kicks back! And RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! The fans fire up as Dax stomps Claudio, then claws his face into the chinlock, to then ELBOW Claudio in the nose! Tag to Cash, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Then Cash basement dropkicks! Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio to a corner, then CHOPS! Claudio sputters but Cash bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS again, then puts Claudio in an open corner to CHOP! Cash climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Cash goes to TEN, but Claudio DUMPS Cash to the apron, then Cash falls to the floor!

The ref has Claudio stay back, but Moxley sneaks in to send Cash into railing! Claudio tags Moxley, and he fetches Cash to then bring him around. Moxley makes Cash straddle the railing! Then Moxley LARIATS Cash down! Cash falls into the front row, but Moxley goes up and over to fetch him. Moxley fires forearms in that corner, but Cash fires back! They brawl, Moxley DUMPS Cash out, and then Moxley gets Cash into the ring. Tag to Claudio and the BCC keeps Cash down. Claudio gut wrenches and SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cash stays in this but Claudio stays on him with a facelock.

Cash endures and the fans rally up. Cash fights up, he carries Claudio, but Claudio cranks the facelock! Cash still pushes forward, but Claudio powers him back. Cash back drops free! But Moxley tags in and he keeps Cash down with a facelock! The fans again duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” Moxley floats, ties up Cash’s legs, then headscissors Cash! Dax runs in to KICK Moxley in the back! Mox is mad but Cash is free to CHOP! Cash fires a forearm but Moxley pokes him in the eye! Tag to Claudio and he KICKS Cash from the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Cash toughs it out but Claudio stomps a hand! The fans rally, Claudio UPPERCUTS into a backslide! TWO!

Tag to Moxley, he and Claudio keep Cash back, then Moxley DECKS Cash! Moxley puts Cash under the ropes to GUILLOTINE him! The ref is busy keeping Dax back, and Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash on the apron! Moxley drags Cash up to CHOP! Moxley puts Cash on the top rope, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Cash’s back! The ref reprimands but Moxley BITES Cash’s forehead! Moxley then SUPERPLEXES Cash down! Cover, TWO! Cash isn’t done yet but Moxley tags Claudio. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash, covers, TWO! Tag back to Moxley, the BCC mugs Cash, and Cash staggers to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cash’s head, the ref reprimands but Moxley lets off. Moxley talks trash that FTR is nothing! Moxley then goes corner to corner, but Cash LARIATS him down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Moxley flounders away, staggers around, hot tags to Claudio and Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and JABS then fires haymakers! Dax DECKS Moxley, CHOPS and ROCKS Claudio on repeat! Moxley CLUBS Dax, whips him, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Claudio runs up, but Dax gets around! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dax keeps moving, Claudio pops him up but Dax makes it a cradle! TWO!! Dax kicks low, suplexes, but Claudio slips free! Claudio kicks, reels him in, but Cash makes the save! Dax ROCKS Claudio, tags Cash, and then gets Claudio up! Cash climbs but Claudio powers out! Claudio POSTS Dax while Cash leaps over, but Moxley ROCKS Cash! Cash staggers into a LARIAT from Claudio! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Claudio seethes while the fans rally up. Dax is busted open from hitting steel, but Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Claudio eggs Cash on, UPPERCUTS him again, and then soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Claudio stands Cash up to UPPERCUT but into a backslide! Claudio fights that, but Dax tags in! Claudio ROCKS Cash but Dax HOTSHOTS! Cash UPPERCUTS then pops Claudio up, DOOMSDAY POWERSLAM COUNTER!! Moxley BODIES Cash outta the ring, Claudio covers Dax, TWO!! Dax is sputtering and his head is spouting blood! Claudio gets Dax up, tags Moxley, and they set up for the ASSISTED AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and has a crimson mask. Claudio CLOBBERS Cash while Moxley paces around. Moxley kicks Dax, eggs him on, so Dax stands up. Dax fires a forearm so Moxley gives it back!

The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth! Dax snarls through the pain and the blood, the forearms keep going! Moxley eggs Dax on so Dax JABS! Moxley JABS, they throw shot after shot! Moxley KICKS the leg, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Cash kept Claudio outta the ring on that one, but now Claudio boots him back. Claudio runs up, but he’s sent into barriers! Dax dodges Moxley, backslides, TWO! Cash is up, Dax reels Moxley in, MIND BREAKER PILEDRIVER!! Cash DIVES into Claudio, Dax covers Moxley, TWO!! Moxley survives and the fans fire up again!

Dax is frustrated, and that crimson mask continues to grow. Moxley goes to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Dax storms up. Dax reels Moxley back in, hoists him up top, and then coordinates with Cash. Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Moxley fires body shots, hops down and gets around, and he Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Claudio goes up and up, UPPERCUT DOOMSDAY!! But Cash SPLASHES the cover!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio, Moxley and Dax go back to firing forearms.

The brawl is going on, Moxley fires headbutts! But Dax clotheslines Moxley up and out! Then he ROCKS Claudio! Claudio fires shots on Dax, then swings, but is sent to Cash! Claudio blocks a kick to fire uppercuts! But he runs into SHATTER- NO, Claudio catches Dax, Moxley gives Cash a CUTTER! GIANT SWING! Dax goes around and around, a demented sprinkler with all that blood! Moxley DROPKICKS Dax outta the swing! Cover, TWO?!? Dax survives and shocks everyone! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Moxley BITES Dax’s bloody forehead! Cash sends Claudio into railing!

Moxley puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, and he elbows away at the bloody forehead! Moxley gets TEN, then BITES the wound again!! Dax SPITS in Moxley’s face then ROCKS him! But Claudio’s back to BOOT Dax! Moxley & Claudio both climb up, but Cash SHOVES Claudio down! Cash gets Moxley off the corner, Dax adjusts, BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Moxley survives, roars to his feet, but runs into SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, Claudio YANKS Dax away!! Cash ROCKS Claudio, builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Claudio brings Cash around, reels him in, NEUTRALIZER to the floor!

But Dax gets Claudio, PILEDRIVER to the floor! Dax hurries in, Moxley catches him! PARADIMG- NO, Dax wrenches out! Moxley fights the piledriver, Dax sunset flips, but Moxley rolls Dax! DEATH RIDER!! Moxley crawls to a cover, TWO?!? And ghost pin! TWO!!! Moxley facelocks, then floats, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Claudio keeps Cash out but Cash kicks and kicks and kicks! Cash gets free, he rushes over but Claudio snatches him into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! FTR is stuck in double submissions!! The ref checks, Dax is OUT! BCC wins!!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Top Guys were just taken out by a couple mean, nasty fighters! Does that mean the Blackpool Combat Club are the elite among the elite in tag team wrestling? Will they be the team primed to go after the tag titles after tonight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo!

Former friends turned bitter enemies is a tale as old as time in pro-wrestling. So then, will the leading lady of AEW take top billing in this 2024 remake of the classic tale? Or will The Virtuosa prove herself the true star of this Women’s Division?

Wait a minute! Deonna said she wanted the old Toni Storm, the rock ‘n’ roll and tough as nails Toni, and… Oh, wait, that’s Mariah May cosplaying. Well, she IS a superfan, so she’s got the moves down. “Timeless” Toni now makes her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lives the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. Deonna and Toni circle, tie up, and Toni arm-drags! Then she poses and the fans cheer. Deonna shrugs that off and resets with Toni. The fans duel as the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, then double knuckle lock, then Deonna wrenches and wrangles and arm-drags Toni away! Deonna takes a bow while the fans are torn. Toni kicks the ropes in frustration, then circles with Deonna again. Toni gets around to waistlock, but Deonna wrenches to wristlock back. Toni moves around, slips through, wrenches and wristlocks and wrangles Deonna.

Deonna rolls, stands, powers through and headlocks for the takeover. The fans cheer, Toni pulls hair and headscissors. Deonna turns Toni over, ties up the legs, and floats to slap Toni around. Deonna gets an arm, bends the fingers, but Toni gets the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets off and Toni is a bit frustrated. The fans rally up as the two reset. They knuckle lock again, and Toni drops back, rolls to wrench and wristlock. Deonna wrenches to hammerlock, but Toni squats, headlocks, spins and hits the takeover. But Deonna headscissors right back! Deonna pushes up to add pressure but Toni endures.

The fans rally as Toni moves around. Toni headstands, pops free, then floats to the headlock. But Deonna wrenches right out to a wristlock. Toni pulls hair to put Deonna in a corner! Toni ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner, but Deonna goes up, under, baits Toni in and steps over to roll her up! FUJIWARA, but ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer the technical exchange while Deonna lets off slowly. Deonna drags Toni up, wrenches again, but Toni ROCKS her! And CHOPS her! Deonna fires back, the forearms fly and Deonna gets the edge! Deonna CHOPS but Toni knees low! Toni whips but Deonna KICKS and LARIATS!

The fans fire up while Toni bails out. Deonna keeps her eyes on Toni while Luther coaches Toni up. Deonna rallies the fans and runs in to WRECK Toni with a dropkick! Deonna puts Toni in but she glares at Luther. Deonna storm sin but Toni is right on her. Deonna wrenches to go for the arm! Toni RAMS Deonna into the corner, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts. The fans rally up, Toni whips but Deonna reverses! They almost run into the ref! Toni LOW BLOW MULE KICKS! Wait, what? And then Toni BULLDOGS Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Toni lets off.

The fans rally up while Toni paces around. Toni drags Deonna up, puts her through ropes, and then CHOKES her! The ref counts and reprimands, Toni throws Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni stays on Deonna with a chinlock, then shifts into a partial Camel Clutch! The fans rally while Deonna endures, but Toni HIP DROPS Deonna. Toni stomps Deonna, too, then swaggers around. Toni HEADBUTTS Deonna down, drags her back up, and then UPPERCUTS her back down. Toni soaks up the cheers and jeers, then brings Deonna up again. Toni reels Deonna in, but Deonna snaps to a cradle! TWO and Toni CLOBBERS Deonna!

Toni stands on Deonna’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then scuffs Deonna while she paces. The fans rally, Toni scuffs Deonna more, but Deonna stands. Toni pie faces, Deonna SLAPS! Toni CHOPS, SLAPS, then SLAPS again! Deonna drops to a knee, Toni stands her back up. Deonna ducks the slap to fire off forearms! The fans are torn, but Toni knees low! Toni whips, Deonna ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT! Deonna rallies on Toni now, then kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll and FUJIWARA! Toni endures and the fans fire up! Toni flails, reaches out, and rolls free! But Deonna BOOTS her down!

The fans are torn as Deonna fires herself up! Deonna storms up to Toni, drags her up, and reels her in. But Toni wrenches out, swings, but into a BACKBREAKER and FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Deonna is frustrated but the fans rally back up. Toni crawls to a corner, Deonna takes aim, and Deonna runs in, but is tripped into buckles! Toni goes corner to corner and SWEET HIP MUSIC! Toni then drags Deonna up to a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Toni is beside herself! Luther coaches Toni, the fans rally up, and Toni drags Deonna back up. Toni reels her in but Deonna trips her to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Toni blocks the boot!

Toni trips Deonna, BREAK A LEG ANKLE LOCK!! Deonna endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up again. Deonna crawls forward, but Toni drags her away! Deonna turns over, Toni turns her back. Deonna turns over again and BOOTS Toni to the apron! Deonna BOOTS Toni off the apron but Luther catches her! But Deonna is up on the corner to CROSSBODY them both down!! The fans fire up and Deonna hurries to put Toni in. Deonna storms in after Toni, dodges the haymaker to tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA!! Toni endures, even as Deonna pushes way back! Toni rolls, Deonna rolls with her and keeps her from the ropes!

Toni continues to endure the Fujiwara Armbar, but she tucks and rolls to get a cover, TWO! Deonna has both arms now! Luther distracts the ref, the ref misses Toni tapping out! Mariah rushes in but Deonna BOOTS her down! Toni stands up to kick and reel Deonna in! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Toni wins!!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

It took the entire supporting cast to make her look good, but Toni Storm is still our leading lady! Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from her now?

 

Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Aerial Assassin has finished with NJPW, and he is truly All Elite now! And to make his return to AEW truly special, Don Callis himself said this will be the match of a DECADE! The #BillyGoat and The Alpha battle as two of the best rope-to-rope wrestlers, and we’re about to see who’s the best! But the real question is, will the Family still be alright after tonight?

Speaking of Don Callis, he joins commentary to let us know, this is like Jordan VS Pippin 1v1! This is a dream match, the match of the decade, and you can all thank him for it! The bell rings and the fans fire up already! Ospreay and Takeshita circle, tie up, and Ospreay wrenches. Takeshita wrenches back, wristlocks, but Ospreay rolls, rolls and steps over to headlock. The fans sing “Ospreay~, Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay~! Ospreay~, Ospreay~!” Takeshita powers up but can’t power out of the headlock as Ospreay holds tight. Takeshita pulls hair, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay turns things around.

The two end up on ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay SLAPS Takeshita! Ospreay headlocks, Takeshita powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Ospreay ducks the right to ROCK Takeshita! Ospreay whips, Takeshita reverses but Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Ospreay blows them a kiss. Ospreay drags Takeshita up, CHOPS him, then bumps him off buckles. Ospreay CHOPS and Takeshita grits his teeth! The fans fire up as Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay CHOPS, Takeshita forearms, repeat! Takeshita fires a flurry, whips, but Ospreay reverses, only to get the TAKESHITA LINE!

Takeshita runs in at the corner to ROCK Ospreay, then keeps moving. Ospreay follows, Takeshita puts him on the apron, but Ospreay ROCKS Takeshita back! Ospreay goes up but Takeshita trips him up! Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, then climbs up after him. The fans rally, Takeshita stands Ospreay up and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Takeshita clamps on a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Ospreay down, but Ospreay endures. Takeshita steps over to trap a leg, but the fans rally. Ospreay fights around, even as Takeshita grinds him. Ospreay throws elbows, stands up, but Takeshita fireman’s carries!

Takeshita WASTELAND SLAMS, goes up the corner, and then SUPER SENTONS! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay still shows that grit but Takeshita drags him up. Takeshita whips, then catches Ospreay into a SLEEPER! The fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” as Ospreay fights up, but Takeshita CLUBS him down! Fans boo but Takeshita soaks it up. Callis talks up Takeshita’s genetic advantage of height and length. Takeshita dragon sleepers Ospreay, to then CLUB him back down! The fans boo but Takeshita just soaks it all up. Takeshita stands Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay CHPOS again and Callis says those are stiff.

Ospreay UPPERCUTS, whips, but Takeshita reverses. Ospreay catches Takeshita to the COBRA TWIST! Takeshita endures, powers out with a hip toss, then goes after Ospreay. Ospreay BOOTS from the corner, goes up and out to springboard in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay stands, he fires shots on Takeshita, then whips. Takeshita reverses but Ospreay handsprings, NEURALIZER KICK! Takeshita tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit on Takeshita at the ramp! The fans fire up while Ospreay catches his breath.

Ospreay drags Takeshita up and puts him in, then reels him in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE!! Takeshita shows that grit now, throwing it back at Ospreay. Ospreay says okay, and he drags Takeshita back up. Ospreay reels Takeshita in but Takeshita fights the lift. So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And winds up, to CHOP! Takeshita wobbles, Ospreay runs, but into a POP-UP LANDSLIDE! SICK KICK! The fans fire up as Ospreay bails out and Takeshita FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp!! The standing count starts and the fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The count passes 5 of 10 but both men are still down.

Takeshita sits up, he brings Ospreay up at 7 and puts him in the ring. Takeshita then goes up the corner and the fans rally. Takeshita vows to end it here, to SUPER DUPER SENTON onto knees!! Ospreay hurries to get Takeshita in a drop zone, then he goes up! LEAP OF FAITH but he has to bail out! Takeshita gets around, full nelsons, but Ospreay breaks that, only to get a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ospreay escapes and Callis says that might’ve been the best German Suplex he’s seen in his 34 years in wrestling! Takeshita eggs Ospreay on, brings him up, and fires boxing elbows!

Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, ruins, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! But Takeshita GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Takeshita runs, into the SPANISH FLY!! The fans are thunderous, it’s a standing ovation! Callis says Takeshita’s ahead on points, but the fans just know “This is Awesome!” A standing count begins, both men are still down at 5! Takeshita and Ospreay sit up at 7, and then they head for each other. Ospreay throws a forearm, Takeshita fires one back! Ospreay throws another, but so does Takeshita! Ospreay growls as he stands back up. Takeshita also stands, the forearms keep going!

Ospreay wobbles, but he fires another, only for Takeshita to hit right back! Takeshita fires a flurry, but Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita winds up, but he falls over! The fans fire up while the ref checks Takeshita. Takeshita stands, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita staggers around, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita sits down but Ospreay wants him to get back up. Ospreay winds up, ROLLING ELBOW!! Takeshita falls and the fans are thunderous! The ref has Ospreay stay back so he can check Takeshita. Takeshita’s hands are contorted and he’s twitchy, but he tells the ref to leave him alone.

Ospreay walks over, brings Takeshita up, and gives him some mocking kicks in the corner. The ref counts, Ospreay still digs his boot in, but then Takeshita fights up! Takeshita roars, reels back, and ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay staggers, sputters, but he fires up! The fans fire up with Ospreay, but Takeshita ROCKS him again! Ospreay just uses that, and he headbutts the buckles! Ospreay blocks a shot, fires Kawada Kicks, but Takeshita DECKS him!! The ref checks Ospreay now while Takeshita stands up. Takeshita shakes out the cobwebs and winds up the arm. Takeshita runs, but Ospreay slips through!

Ospreay gets Takeshita up, Takeshita slips through! Takeshita gets Ospreay up, Ospreay pops free! HOOK KICK! Underhooks, but Takeshita fights that! So Ospreay ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous, Ospreay calls his shot and springboards, but flies into BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric and Callis says they’re all witnessing history! The fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! The standing count is climbing but both men are stirring. Ospreay stands, but Takeshita runs up to RAM him, O’Conner Roll and CHAOS-

NO, Ospreay elbows free! Takeshita CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and then goes up, up and SUPER OS- NO, Takeshita blocks! Takeshita shoves, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, OSCUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Takeshita survives but Ospreay powers up the arm! Ospreay aims from the corner, runs in, but Takeshita DECKS him!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Both men stir as the standing count starts again. Ospreay goes to a corner and Takeshita gets the fans fired up again. Takeshita hauls Ospreay up to the top rope, but Ospreay throws hands!

Takeshita still climbs, Ospreay fires more shots, and Takeshita drops back. Takeshita drags himself back up, Ospreay throws shots, but Takeshita RAMS into him! But Ospreay slips under, tucks Takeshita in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Ospreay then hoists Takeshita up, climbs up after him, and SUPER- NO, Takeshita holds ropes! Takeshita hauls Ospreay up for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!! The fans lose their minds, Callis himself thinks that may’ve injured Ospreay, and the ref hurries to check. Ospreay is clutching his back, Takeshita covers, TWO!!! Ospreay survives but Takeshita goes to a corner.

Takeshita takes aim and we get a look at the bruise on Ospreay’s back. POWER DRIVE KNEE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again, the fans are thunderous again, and Takeshita brings down the kneepad. WAGAMA- NO!! Ospreay blocks that, but Takeshita HEADBUTTS and ELBOWS! Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita fights the suplex to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets Takeshita up and underhooks, to lift and STORM- NO, Takeshita slips free! Takeshita ducks the roundhouse and double pump-handles Ospreay, to flip him into the BASTARD DRIVER!!

And then deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! But Ospreay’s right up!? FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!! Cover, ONE?!?! Even Callis is losing his mind! Greensboro gives another standing ovation as Callis says you’ll never see something like this in another 100 years! Ospreay hurries to underhook and lift but Takeshita slips free again! DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS hit! Ospreay fires palm strikes and a BOOT! Ospreay runs, Takeshita ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT!! Takeshita aims, runs, POWER DRIVE- NO, POWERBOMB from Ospreay! Stack cover, TWO, but Ospreay brings Takeshita right into a STYLES CLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?

The fans are electric for this phenomenal match, and Ospreay underhooks again! TIGER DRIVER 91!! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad, takes aim, and HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Just as Justin Roberts puts it, the winner of this unbelievable battle is none other than the Aerial Assassin! The fans boo as Callis gets in the ring, but he does want to make sure both his top stars are okay. And Kyle Fletcher makes his way out, too, also part of the Family and a best friend to Ospreay through the United Empire. Ospreay and Takeshita bow respect to one another, and the fans cheer again. Ospreay sees Kyle again after being apart for a few months.  And they hug it out! But BREAKING NEWS for AEW Dynamite! Ospreay must again fight a fellow Don Callis Family member as he goes up against Fletcher! Will the Billy Goat prove to the Aussie Arrow why he was the leader of the Empire?

 

[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage will begin later tonight]


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