Will MJF still get his AEW World Championship match?
Jon Moxley’s addendum to the AEW World Championship match contract took us all by surprise! Will Smart Mark Sterling come through for Maxwell Jacob Friedman?
- Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Best Friends; PNP win.
- 8 Man Tag: Private Party & SoCal Uncensored VS Jurassic Express & The Young Bucks; Jurassic Express & Young Bucks win and will face each other at All Out.
- Chris Jericho VS Joey Janela; Jericho wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Serena Deeb; Rosa wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Mark Sterling w/ MJF; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Best Friends!
This grudge match isn’t going to wait any longer! Things were done to Trent’s mom’s minivan, done to Trent’s and Chuck’s luggage, and then said about them and Trent’s mom, and after brawling outside the ring, it’s time to brawl inside the ring! Will Best Friends get revenge on Santana and Ortiz for all of it?
Nevermind, Trent and Chuck don’t even wait for their entrance! They jump Santana and Ortiz on the stage! Chuck and Ortiz brawl, Trent has Santana on the ramp, but Ortiz goes after Trent. Ortiz throws Trent into the tunnel frame while Santana suplexes Chuck to the floor! Ortiz lashes Chuck with Trent’s jacket! The ref tries to get this in the ring but PNP go to double suplex Chuck. Chuck resists, Trent LEAPS off the stage to crossbody PNP down! Best Friends regroup and pick up the steel steps! They move the steps over, bring Ortiz up, but Santana saves Ortiz from a suplex! Santana CHOPS Chuck, Ortiz bumps Trent off the steps. Santana whips, Chuck into railing, then runs in, only for Chuck to toss Santana out!
Ortiz uses Trent’s own jacket to choke him, and he taunts Mama Sue to look at her baby boy! Chuck starts bringing out chairs! Ortiz and Trent brawl, Ortiz whips Trent and POSTS him! Chuck sets chairs up in a square while Ortiz talks trash. Santana gets up but Chuck tosses a chair at him! Ortiz whips Trent into railing, Trent comes back to SPEAR Ortiz down! Chuck continues his chair structure into a pyramid and says, “I”m gonna kill ‘im!” Santana hits Chuck back with that chair from earlier! Trent fish hooks Ortiz while Santana stalks Chuck to the ramp. Santana lifts, Chuck powers out to back drop Santana onto the ramp! Trent clubs Ortiz down, Chuck brings Santana up. Santana whips Chuck and Chuck CRASHES into his chair pyramid!!
Trent spots what happened and glares at Santana. Santana hurries into the ring with Trent and we finally have an official start to the match! Trent and Santana fire off hands back and forth, forearms and CHOPS! Santana runs, Trent ducks down to then METEORAS! Trent fires up with the fans as Trent drags Santana back up. Trent CHOPS Santana, whips but Santana reverses. Ortiz grabs Trent and Santana BOOTS him! Santana hangs Trent out to dry but Trent falls hard off the ropes! Santana stands on Trent’s neck, tags Ortiz, and PNP brings Trent up to double suplex high and hard! Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz keeps his cool as he drags Trent back up.
Ortiz gut wrench suplexes Trent then basement dropkicks him down! Ortiz drags Trent back up to bump off buckles, then he tags in Santana. Ortiz whips Santana in but Trent sends him out! Trent dodges Ortiz to TORNADO DDT! Ortiz bails out, the fans rally up and Trent gets to a corner. Chuck is still in the wreckage of his chair pyramid, but Trent DIVES onto Ortiz! Trent runs at Santana, but Santana leaps and sends the Spear into railing!! Chuck finally stirs but PNP focus on Trent. Santana puts Trent back in, scrapes his boot on Trent’s face, then throws big forearms. Santana whips but Trent kicks back! Trent finds Chuck and tags in!
The Kentucky Gentleman is back and he fires off forearms on PNP! Chuck blocks a kick, gets around and sends Santana into Ortiz! Chuck clotheslines Santana out then builds speed, to FLY out onto both Santana and Ortiz! The fans rally for Best Friends as Chuck puts Santana in. Chuck wrenches to SOLE FOOD! Then FALCON ARROW! Cover, Ortiz breaks it! Ortiz runs at Chuck but Chuck goes up and over to sunset flip Santana! Cover, TWO! Chuck baits Santana in, SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! Tag to Trent, PSYCHO KNEE! Fans fire up again as Trent fires up and aims from a corner. Ortiz anchors Trent’s feet, Santana blasts Trent off the apron onto the steel steps! “Let’s go, let’s end it!”
Ortiz drags Trent up and in, Santana tags him in, and Ortiz drags Trent up. Santana climbs but Chuck trips him up! Trent counters to STRONG ZERO! Cover, but Santana is there to help with a ropebreak! Santana whips Chuck into the crowd of wrestlers! Santana looks for something, shouts to Ortiz, he has a BATON! Ortiz shoves Trent, Santana CLUBS Trent on the back!! Ortiz tags Santana, they coordinate, STREET SWEEPER!! Cover off the blockbuster powerbomb, PNP wins!
Winners: Proud ‘n’ Powerful, by pinfall
Santana and Ortiz had an ace in the hole and take Best Friends down! Will the pitbulls rise up to take a bite out of the AEW World Tag Team Championship scene?
AEW checks in with MJF.
“This Saturday at All Out, there’s only going to be one possible ending, and that is with me becoming your AEW World-” Lee Johnson interrupts and MJF is upset. Lee says Mark locked himself in the room. What? Mark- He heard you the first time! Just move. MJF knocks on the door and asks if Mark is alright. Mark wants MJF to understand, he needs some time to get a way out of this situation. Wardlow kicks the door down to drag Mark out. MJF tells Wardlow to stand down, it’s alright. MJF gets in Mark’s face as he explains that ever since he was a kid, MJF has wanted to be a world champion. He has done absolutely whatever it takes to get to this position.
MJF understands Mark is afraid of big scary Jon Moxley, but MJF makes something clear: “There’s nothing scarier than being in the position of getting in front and in the way of my goals.” When Men get in MJF’s way, bad things happen to them. So Mark has two options: one, Mark gets in the ring with Moxley; two, YOU END UP IN A DAMN WOOD CHIPPER!! So the choice is Mark’s. Which monster is he dealing with tonight?
8 Man Tag: Private Party & SoCal Uncensored VS Jurassic Express & The Young Bucks!
A rather unique prize is on the line! The quartet that wins gets to be part of All Out, but will then face each other 2v2! Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy let Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels into the party while Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are onboard with Matt and Nick Jackson! Which super team wins tonight to be part of the AEW anniversary spectacular?
AEW returns as all the teams have arrived. They sort out and it is Jungle Boy Jack Perry starting against the Heavy Metal Rebel. The bell rings, Kaz and JB tie up, Kaz waistlocks but JB switches. Kaz switches, drop toeholds and headlocks. JB fights up, slips around to a headlock, but Kaz powers out to get his own headlock. JB powers out, Kaz runs him over and things speed up. Kaz stops himself, Oklahoma rolls, TWO! JB has a cover, TWO! JB sweeps the legs and covers, ONE, Kaz ducks his kick to sweep the legs and cover, ONE! JB and Kaz stand off and fans fire up as they go forehead to forehead. Kaz tags Quen, JB tags Matt Jackson.
Quen and Matt circle, tie up, Quen gets the arm and wrenches. Matt breaks free to throat chop then club away on Quen! Matt stomps and stomps and stomps, taking his frustrations from last week out on Quen. The ref counts, Matt lets up at 4 and whips Quen to ropes. Quen comes back for a flapjack dropkick! Quen clubs on Matt, whips but Matt reverses. Kassidy tags in as Quen goes up and headscissors Matt, and Kassidy gamangiris Matt back! Kassidy springboards to huricanrana Matt out of the ring! Matt is heated, Nick tries to calm his brother down, but Matt sees the sign about Hangman. Matt snatches that sign, tears it up, and dumps the guy’s beer on his head!
Matt returns to the ring but Daniels has tagged in. Daniels baseball slide dropkicks Matt down, then CHOPS him! Daniels puts Matt in, catches the kick and lifts, but Nick tags in before the atomic drop hits! Daniels whips Matt to a corner, Matt reverses, but Daniels comes back with a LARIAT, only for Nick to ROUNDHOUSE him down! Nick paces around Daniels, stomps him down, then thinks about a tag to Jurassic Express, until Matt gets back on the corner. Tag to Matt, the BUcks keep this to themselves as they gutbuster to neckbreaker-backbreaker! Cover, ONE! Matt clubs Daniels, Daniels hits back with body shots. Matt trips Daniels, Nick tags in, catapult into a forearm! Then springboard DUMDUM STOMPS across Matt’s knees!
Nick clubs Daniels to ropes, tags Matt back in, they double whip Daniels, but Daniels ducks the elbows to send Nick into Matt! Daniels has Nick for a back suplex! Hot tags to JB and Kaz! Kaz dodges JB to hit Luchasaurus, then Kaz rallies with elbows and a leg lariat! JB reverses the whip but Kaz forearms him down! Kaz baits Matt into a guillotine leg drop! Kaz sobats, knee lifts and LARIATS JB down! Kaz swings on Nick but Nick hits back. Nick slingshots into a haymaker! Kaz then slingshots Nick for a CUTTER! Kaz runs to clothesline Nick out hard! Daniels is there to ARABIAN PRESS the Bucks! Fans fire up as Daniels blows a kiss.
Kaz CHOPS JB and stomps him down in a corner. Kaz scoop slams JB then springboards for a leg drop! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps JB away from his corner, clubs him down, then wrenches to whip him to the corner. Tag to Kassidy and Kaz tells him, “Impress me!” Kassidy CHOPS JB, tags Quen, and Private Party have JB in the corner. They double whip corner to corner, JB boots Kassidy away then goes up and over Quen, only to run into a flapjack bulldog combo! Cover, TWO! JB survives but Quen drags JB up to bump off boots. Daniels tags in, Daniels has JB as the fans rally. Daniels suplexes JB up and down, covers, TWO! Daniels grows frustrated but he keeps on JB with a headbutt!
The crowd rallies for JB, Daniels stomps and punches JB at the ropes, then feeds JB to Kaz’s boots. Tag to Kaz, The Addiction have JB as AEW goes picture in picture, #WinToGoAllOut.
The Addiction double whip JB, body shot to running neckbreaker! Kaz looms over JB, stands on his hair and pulls on the arms! The ref counts, Kaz lets up at 4, and Kaz brings JB back up. JB fights to get to his corner but Kaz holds him back with a facelock. Kaz snap suplexes JB away from the corner, then brings him up to tag in Quen. They mug JB together, Kassidy tags in and Private Party throw hands on JB. Kassidy feeds JB to Quen’s atomic drop, adds his enziguri, then Quen sweeps the legs. “SAY CHEESE!” Stomp out of the camel clutch! Kassidy mocks the superkicks while Quen covers, TWO! Kaz gets on Kassidy’s case while Quen grinds JB down.
Quen scoop slams JB, tag to Daniels, who then tags Kaz, who then tags Kassidy. Daniels slingshots in for an elbow drop! Kaz slingshots in for an elbow drop! Kassidy slingshots in for a senton! Cover, but Nick drags Kassidy off! The ref keeps these two from brawling, and this allows Daniels to get a cheap shot in. Kassidy brings JB up and suplexes, covers, TWO! Kassidy keeps on JB with body shots and a whip to the corner. Tag to Daniels, Daniels throws hands on JB and AEW returns to single picture.
Fans rally up but Daniels sucker punches both Bucks! Tag to Kassidy, they whip JB but JB reverses to send Kassidy. Daniels waistlocks JB but JB gets away in time, Kassidy’s clothesline hits Daniels! JB wrenches Kassidy to an OLYMPIC SLAM! The fans fire up as JB crawls, hot tag to Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus clobbers Kassidy, DECKS Kaz, CHOPS Kassidy, BOOTS Daniels, and drags Quen in! Luchasaurus also gets Kassidy, but they both slip out of the choke slams to double dropkick! Luchasaurus stays up, but then they double dropkick him again and he’s down. But he sits right up! He dodges the double basement boots, handsprings back and then double LARIATS them down! Luchasaurus MOONSAULTS out onto SCU!
Luchasaurus gets in, fans are fired up as he aims at Private Party. He clamps onto Quen, then Kassidy. The Bucks tag in and Luchasaurus DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMS Private Party! Nick and JB are on the corners, Matt and Luchasaurus on the ground, crisscross for the RISKY JURASSIC BUSINESS! The fans are thunderous as Matt aims at Kassidy for the SUPERKI- NO! Kassidy spins Matt, JB tags in and slingshots over but Kassidy side steps, only to turn around into the rebound LARIAT! Kaz gets in to throw JB into Luchasuarus and Daniels sucker punches the Bucks! SCU whips JB while Quen distracts the ref, hip toss to POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Kassidy is up top, SWANTON!! Cover, TWO!?! JB still lives!
Kassidy tags in Daniels, Daniels vows to end this and he drags JB up. JB fights off the STO, but Daniels dodges Matt’s SUPERKICK and it hits JB!! Daniels throws Matt out, drags JB back up and hits an URENAGE! Tag to Quenn, BEST MOONSAULT EVER followed up by the SHOOTING STAR!! Cover, but Luchasaurus breaks it in time! Daniels returns, into a FLAPJACK! BUZZSAW! Then a wrench and HEADBUTT! JB staggers back up, Luchasaurus back suplexes Quen into a POWERBOMB! Cover, but Kaz breaks it! Luchasaurus throws Kaz out, clotheslines Kassidy out, then regroups with JB. JB tags Luchasaurus in, then DIVES onto Kaz and Kassidy! Luchasaurus choke grips Quen, Matt tags in to his surprise.
The Bucks take care of Quen while Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS Daniels! B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Bucks and Jurassic Express win!
Winners: Jurassic Express & The Young Bucks, by pinfall (advance to All Out)
Now the Bucks will face Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy, part of why they don’t stick around to celebrate. Will there be a Superkick Party at All Out that derails the Jurassic Express?
AEW Media catches up with Jake Hager.
Big Hurt goes in and finds Orange Cassidy? Hager sits with Cassidy, they look at each other, then around. “Jericho wants you ringside for his match tonight.” Cassidy’s response is to move his leg out from under Hager, and onto Hager’s leg. Hager slaps the leg off and tells Cassidy it’d be smart to be there. Will Cassidy watch Le Champion take on the Bad Boy before all Mimosa Mayhem breaks loose?
AEW returns to Tully Blanchard and FTR.
Tully tells Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood that when he stood between them and said “This is what you have to do,” win the gauntlet and get the title match, it’d be back to the contender’s race. But they won, they’re going to All Out. Now the prize is in front of them, and they have to take it. They’re not going to give the gold and the prestige away, FTR needs to take it, and they’re the two that can do it. Tully will be in their corner watching the whole time. Cash says that Saturday, the AEW Tag Team Championship match is the most important match of FTR’s career. Everything they’ve ever said, done and worked for means nothing without those titles!
Dax says this match’s outcome is a 7 figure difference in their incomes, and as much as they respect Hangman, they like the prestige and honor just a little more. Sunday, they can be sore all they want, but Saturday, “You will #FearTheRevelation.” Their names are going in the record books. “Top guys, out.”
Tony Schiavone interviews Kenny Omega in the ring!
The other half of the AEW Tag Team Champions is here without Hangman, wearing a “We Love Hana Kimura” shirt. You buy one of those on ProWrestlingTees and the profits go directly to Hana’s mother. But Schiavone asks Omega about Hangman’s absence and all of that, but especially Hangman screwing the Bucks in that gauntlet and then getting kicked out of The Elite! What are Omega’s feelings on that? Omega says that everyone makes mistakes in life, we all know that. This is something Hangman will have to live with for the rest of his life. But what Omega and Hangman as a team must first deal with is All Out, FTR coming for the tag titles.
“Yes, oh my goodness, a lovelorn, a very lonely Hangman Adam Page, was taken by the cockroaches, FTR, and fooled. It happens!” We live, we learn, we move on, simple as that. But what won’t change is that like every team before, Hangman and Omega will defeat them. FTR at the PPV, bring your A Game, because Omega and Hangman will bring theirs. Yes, as always, just like at Revolution. But speaking of FTR and Tully, here they come, with another of those Styrofoam coolers. They walk down the ramp, Schiavone is worried but Omega is willing to let these guys in the ring and talk.
Dax says Omega and Hangman have had a great run. Dax is impressed with two singles guys becoming a good enough team to be champions. FTR has no problem with Omega, never have. And FTR wants a great tag match with them, something that blows all expectations away, in a match against two great pro-wrestlers. So to that, how about we have a toast? Chocolate milk, Omega can’t say no to the choc. Omega appreciates that, since he and FTR have known each other for all of, oh, three months now. FTR has gotten to know him well, and they’re right, he can’t give up “a good pasteurized, 2% pint of choc.” But uh, Omega can turn down spending any more time than he needs to with “a couple dickheads.”
So if FTR’s plan was to bamboozle Omega while he was alone, let’s get it over with. 2v1, right? Oh, sorry, 3v1. Sorry, Tully! Omega might lose this but he’ll get his shots in. Let’s make this quick, there are more matches tonight. But just do Omega a favor: keep the old man out, Omega can smell the Depends from here. FTR gets riled up, Omega is on his guard, and he even dares Tully to do something. NOW Hangman appears! FTR welcomes the big superstar, the hero cowboy we all love! FTR was waiting to hear from Hangman, who has very red, puffy eyes right now.
FTR wants Hangman to explain to Omega who got in Hangman’s head and made them do the things that he did. Explain to us all who made Hangman turn on the Buck so there wouldn’t be a rematch with their best friends, the Young Bucks! Because it wasn’t FTR. It wasn’t anyone else but Hangman. Omega and Hangman have known each other for a few years, but Dax has known Hangman for his entire career, and for his entire career, Hangman has been “Nothing more than an insecure little boy.” FTR did nothing at all but Hangman got stuck in his own head. So explain to Omega how Hangman only cares about himself, because he’s that much of a “piece of s*it!”
Omega keeps Hangman back because FTR is getting into his head, but Cash just adds that Omega already knows how big of a POS Hangman is. Hangman and Omega stare down, Omega tells Hangman that this is just because of the titles. Speaking of, FTR grabbed the belts, but then drop them at Hangman’s feet. Fans boo FTR as they leave with Tully, and cheer for Hangman and Omega. Hangman goes to hand Omega his belt, but Omega has already left the ring. Is it all but inevitable that FTR takes the titles and ends both the reign and the union of Cowboy and Cleaner?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Alex Marvez reminds us that Jericho VS Cassidy III will be the first-ever-anywhere Mimosa Mayhem match at All Out, and asks Jericho what we can expect. Jericho asks when was the last time you experienced something for the first time. Something you never thought you’d experience and might never experience again. Like kissing a woman, for instance. Fans will get to experience “the perfect culmination of 14 weeks” to finally decide who is the better man. Jericho says he has made Cassidy into a better man. He has brought out the passion and desire and viciousness in Cassidy, and made him into a main event player in AEW. But that is why Jericho needs to send Cassidy back to where he came from. Cassidy may be a main eventer, but he isn’t Le Champion.
Jericho will hit Cassidy with Judas Effect, tap to the Walls of Jericho, then toss him into 500 gallons of mimosa! Then Cassidy’s dreams and desires will be drowned in a little bit of the bubbly, and a whole lot of Le Champion. God help Janela, because he will be a sacrifice to show Cassidy what is in store for him at Saturday. “Bad Boy, things are about to get a whole lot worse for you tonight.” Good luck with your first kiss, Marvez. Will Janela have something to say about this “sacrifice” business?
Chris Jericho w/ Jake Hager VS Joey Janela!
That very match Jericho just talked about is up next! Will Janela make things bad for the #DemoGod before Freshly Squeezed gets to go All Out with him?
AEW returns as Jericho makes his entrance, and the fans get to sing with his theme song again. Cassidy makes his entrance, accepting the invite to watch this match from the stands. It seems Hager and Jericho are actually surprised he accepted. Another surprise is Jericho is wearing an official Orange Cassidy shirt. The bell rings and Janela ties up with Jericho to throw fast hands! Jericho knees and clubs Janela to the corner and fires off. The ref backs Jericho off but Jericho comes back to CHOP and CHOP Janela! Jericho whips corner to corner, clotheslines hard then snapmares Janela down for a neck crank. Jericho rains down right hands on Janela, lets off to soak up the heat and shout at Cassidy.
Jericho brings Janela up, back suplexes high and hard, then taunts the fans that boo. Jericho rains down more rights on Janela, soaks up the heat and paces about. Jericho drags Janela up, back suplexes high and hard again, and Janela gasps and sputters for air. Jericho stands on Janela’s pigtails and pulls the arms! The ref counts, Jericho stops and he shouts at Cassidy more. Jericho drags Janela up, whips, and forearms Janela down! Jericho can’t stop staring down Cassidy, but the fans rally for “Joey! Joey!” Janela hits back, Jericho clubs him down over and over. The ref reprimands the hair pulling, but Jericho slaps Janela around.
Janela throws forearms, Jericho clubs him again, then back suplexes. Janela lands on his feet, fires off fast hands and fires up. Janela runs and hits a BIG shoulder attack! Janela fires up again, whips Jericho but Jericho reverses to LARIAT Janela! Jericho paces, drags Janela up, and knees Jericho in the head over and over! Jericho throws Janela to the ramp, taunts Cassidy and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Janela comes back to FLY IN, into a CODE BREAKER! Hager cheers as Jericho puts Janela in the WALLS! But Janela is OUT, Jericho wins!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission
But Jericho doesn’t stop, and he rains down rights on The Bad Boy! Jericho taunts Cassidy before he tears the top buckle pad off! He even throws the pad at Cassidy just to rile him up. Jericho has Janela up and RAMS him into the bare buckle! “See what happens?!” Jericho drags Janela back up, but Janela is bleeding! Jericho punches away on the wound, drags Janela up and smears the blood on the Cassidy shirt! “See that, Cassidy!?” That’s going to be Cassidy at All Out! Jericho tears the shirt off and tosses, then dares the SOB to get in the ring! Cassidy springs right up and rushes the ring! Cassidy and Jericho brawl, Hager gets in and throws Cassidy down!
Hager has Cassidy against the bare buckle as he and Jericho mug Cassidy! But here comes Sonny Kiss! Kiss CLOBBERS Jericho on behalf of Janela, but Hager SPINE BUSTERS Kiss down! Cassidy pushes Hager out of the ring and fires off on Jericho! Jericho shoves, Cassidy tilt-o-whirl DDT’s back! And kips up! The fans are fired up for Freshly Squeezed, but Hager saves Jericho from the super punch! Cassidy opens his backpack up to reveal his secret weapon: a bottle of the bubbly! Cassidy undoes it, pops the cork and lets the bubbly pour out with a thumbs down! Jericho is furious, but will he be all washed up when there will be the giant tank of mimosa waiting?
AEW shares Sammy Guevara’s post match comments after last week.
It was after the brutal Tables match with Matt Hardy that Sammy said, “Victorious at your own game, Matt. But look at this! Scar for a scar, Matt.” This grudge is tied, so All Out will be the tiebreaker! Sammy dares Matt to choose the stipulation, and he has chosen… A BROKEN RULES MATCH! Sammy vows that when he beats Matt, Matt retires, leaves AEW and never comes back! Matt says Sammy will have to go through hell for that to happen. They’ve hit each other with golf carts, chairs, tables, and their best moves. Sammy vows to go all out, Matt accepts the bet! Who wins, who gets BROKEN, and who stays in All Elite Wrestling?!
Sammy Guevara has his cue cards!
AEW is picture in picture, #SammysSigns, and Matt Hardy even watches from a perch as Sammy goes through the cards. “Last week, you witnessed the destruction of a legend. The dismantling of an icon. The breaking of Matt Hardy! The Master of the Table Match is no more! At All Out, not only will you (Hardy) lose, you will be DELETED! Gone from AEW, and forgotten! Long live the career of the Spanish God!” Sammy holds those cards up proudly but is he even aware Hardy is watching from overhead? Sammy does see Hardy, and Hardy shouts, “DELETE!” He has cards of his own! “At All Out, you will be… BROKEN!” Hardy has his ultimatum for Sammy, what won’t happen in a (Last Man Standing) Broken Rules Match?
Team Taz heads to the ring!
Taz leads Ricky Starks and Brian Cage and says, “Here’s the deal.” Saturday, All Out, one of these two athletes here will win that Casino Battle Royal. Darby Allin, if you don’t realize that Absolute Ricky Starks is not gonna destroy you, son, wake up! You’re dead meat!” And the Murderhawk Monster and his “buddy” Jake the Snake, cannot deal with the FTR World Champion- “No, no no no. Tit for tat.” Jake and Lance Archer are here to respond, an interruption for an interruption. And Jake tells Taz’s team are just squirrels trying to get a nut, but they ain’t busting a nut when Archer and Jake are here. “You won’t get none!” Taz and team will walk out with nothing! What Jake pictures here is “the best set of losers I’ve ever seen.”
Careful, Jake, if you get in the ring. Archer does get in but Jake doesn’t want him playing into the game. But Eddie Kingston and his guys roll up, and Eddie begs, “for the love of God,” stop talking! “We get it, Jake, you’re a legend! We get it, Taz!” This show is live, hurry up and save some time. No more talking. Kingston knows Archer is tough, but he ain’t tougher than Kingston. Taz used to be a killer, now he’s around big-for-nothing machines! But now, Tully brings #PERFECT10N, Shawn Spears around. Jake says Kingston’s been drinking, and Taz wants Kingston to make a point. Kingston’s point is that Taz is hanging out with Ricky Starks! “I don’t know whether to take him out on a date or fight him!”
Taz is sick of Kingston’s talk and speaks for his team! “These two men will fight all of you guys right now, especially you, you punkass!” Uh oh! Things are heating up, Starks punches Archer but Archer DECKS Starks! Cage tackles Archer to a corner, the Gunn Club jumps in from the crowd to go after Kingston’s guys! The Casino Battle Royal field is fighting now! And here comes Darby Allin! But where from? He comes in from the tunnel to TACKLE Spears! They brawl, Spears and Tully step back, and now Serpentico and a few others get in! Butcher and Blade clobber Gunn Club, Serpentico brawls with whoever, Archer throws someone out then clamps onto Fenix. Faboo Andre and a few others get in as Billy Gunn and Kingston brawl.
Cage tosses Serpentico over and out! D3 is thrown over and out! Archer stomps Pentagon and CHOPS him! Spears finally gets in to pick apart Austin Gunn, but wait! Here come Santana and Ortiz! They beat Best Friends, they and Hager are getting in on the action! But so do Best Friends! It’s even more chaos on the stage! Kingston’s guys regroup as the biggest unit in this match, Hager and Archer stare down but Billy throws hands on them both! Starks keeps going after Darby, Jake laughs as he watches all of this. Santnaa, Ortiz, Chuck and Trent continue their fight from earlier tonight, even using chairs! Refs finally appear as AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWAllOutBattle!
Archer and Cage tie up, Cage clubs and pushes Archer to ropes. D3 and Faboo return but get swamped right away! Best Friends and PNP keep brawling, Kingston tries to choke Cage out, but Cage and Archer actually work together to mug him! Then Archer BOOTS Cage! Hager goes after Darby for past reasons, Gunn Club goes after Archer, but Kingston’s guys form up around him to hunker down in a corner and hit whoever comes close. Cage and Archer slug it out, Team Kingston throws Faboo and Serpentico out, Billy goes after Archer again. Archer turns it around to throw hands on Billy, but Billy doesn’t flinch. Billy hits Archer back but then Archer ROCKS Billy! Fenix CLOBBERS Faboo!
Team Taz mugs Darby together, Trent has a sleeper on Santana and grinds him down! Billy picks a fight with Kingston’s guys but gets mugged by Blade and Fenix. Cage and Starks work together on Archer, AEW returns to single picture and only now does Santana, Ortiz and Best Friends get in the ring. Hager throws hands on Archer but Archer hits him back! Darby chokes Starks with his own chain necklace! AEW has to cut away from the chaos in order to continue with the show!
AEW takes a closer look at The Dark Order.
Brodie Lee says, “We do what we want, when we want. And if I want something, I take it.” He did just that with the AEW TNT Championship from Cody Rhodes. A Saturday Night Dynamite ended with a slaughter of the American Nightmare and the Nightmare Family. “You created this monster, and now this monster has decided to take over AEW. This is what The Dark Order does.” But Dustin Rhodes says that was all uncalled for. “It is unforgivable, and you will pay.”
Dustin, QT Marshall, Matt Cardona and even Scorpio Sky, all friends and allies to Cody, have united to take the fight to Dark Order! The best pure athlete in AEW in Scorpio, an all-pro with a chip on his shoulder in Cardona, and the Natural Nightmares. Four badasses with one common goal, they will succeed. Cardona knows Brodie is frustrated from being held back and pushed aside. Join the club! Cardona doesn’t even have an AEW contract but that means he has nothing to lose. Nothing is stronger than family. They may not be blood, but they are family. At All Out, Dustin vows the Dark Order will fall!
Thunder Rosa VS Serena Deeb!
The NWA Women’s World Champion wants to become AEW Women’s World Champion on top of it, so she tunes up with her AEW in-ring debut! Will she rain down fury before she looks to reign in two promotions?
The bell rings and Rosa circles with Deeb. The fans rally already as they tie up. They go around furiously, end up on ropes but then move right off for Deeb to get the arm. Deeb wrenches to a wristlock, Rosa rolls, drop toeholds and hooks the leg to even grab hair. The ref reprimands, Rosa shifts to get a headlock but Deeb gets up to waistlock. Deeb drags Rosa down to the mat, Rosa powers up but Deeb shifts to a headlock. Rosa throws body shots, powers out of the headlock, but Deeb reverses to uppercut! Rosa just scowls before she ROCKS Deeb with a right! Deeb uppercuts back, Rosa catches the next one to a backslide to arm-drag! Rosa arm-drags again then dropkicks Deeb down!
Deeb staggers, Rosa grabs hair at the ropes, then CHOPS her on the ropes! Rosa whips Deeb, Deeb reverses and crosses arms for a straitjacket neckbreaker! Deeb hooks a leg, rolls Rosa and grabs a leg to SMASH the knee! And again! And again and again and again! Deeb pulls back for a Half Crab, Rosa gets the ropebreak. The ref counts, Deeb lets go right away and Rosa is on the apron. Rosa forearms Deeb away as AEW goes picture in picture, no hashtag this time.
Rosa shoulders into Deeb but Deeb facelocks and cranks on Rosa’s head! Deeb turns Rosa in the ropes for a hotshot neckbreaker! Rosa flops down, Deeb drags her to a cover, TWO! Rosa pushes Deeb away, Deeb runs back but Rosa drop toeholds her to ropes! Rosa clubs away on Deeb then lets off at the ref’s count to run and straddle attack! Rosa fires up as she BOOTS Deeb down! Rosa stalks Deeb, kicks her while she’s down, then brings her up, and drops to a knee for a neckbreaker! But Rosa holds on to bring Deeb back up for another quick neckbreaker, then drops for the full neckbreaker! Rosa talks trash then drags Deeb to center.
Rosa runs, runs and drops a leg, brother! But Rosa doesn’t cover, she drags Deeb back up into a chinlock. Deeb endures, even as Rosa thrashes her around and clubs away. The NWA Women’s Champion is in control as AEW goes to full break.
AEW returns and Rosa KICKS Deeb hard in the back! Deeb writhes but gets up to CHOP! ANd CHOP! And CHOP! Rosa ROCKS Deeb with a right and chokes her on the ropes. The ref reprimands and counts, Rosa lets off at 4 then brings Deeb up for more forearms. Rosa waistlocks and bearhugs Deeb, bringing her down to the mat. Then Rosa gets the arms for a straitjacket stretch. Deeb fights up, turns the hold around onto Rosa, and hits a BACKSTABBER! Both women are down, fans rally, Rosa runs but Deeb clotheslines her down! And again! Deeb wrenches to hit a shoulder breaker! And then hooks the arm and leg for the IRON OCTOPUS! Rosa endures, pops out, Deb rolls her up, TWO!
Deeb runs at a corner but Rosa elbows her away. Rosa dodges, runs corner to corner and hits an A-List Lariat! Deeb is down, Rosa swings in for a METEROA! Fans fire up as Rosa runs, basement dropkick on Deeb at the ropes! Cover, TWO!! Deeb is still in this and Rosa grows frustrated. Rosa drags Deeb up, hooks her up in a Bow ‘n’ Arrow type rack, spins around but Deeb rolls her up! TWO!! Deeb kicks low, reels Rosa in, underhooks and traps the arms before she lifts, but Rosa kicks to deny the driver! Rosa fireman’s carries, for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Deeb survives, Rosa drags her around and knuckle locks for a cover, TWO!
Deeb hooks the arms with her legs to pop Rosa into a sunset flip! TWO, Rosa sits on Deeb, ONE! Both women are back up, Rosa spins, fires off hands and BACK HANDS, to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Deeb staggers up, Rosa runs and KNEES Deeb down! Rosa slashes the throat and drags Deeb up in a cradle, for THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
Deeb looked impressive against the NWA Women’s World Champion, but impressive isn’t better! Rosa is rolling to All Out, will she make history by becoming a champion in both promotions? Or will Shida stand her ground and defend her turf?
AEW hears from Jon Moxley.
“We’re here. I love it. Championship week. You made it, MJF, you climbed to the top of the rankings, and Saturday night, you get your shot.” Don’t sweat the process. Y’know, the nerves, the stacks of posters and autographing, photoshoots and dealing with the media’s same questions over and over a thousand times. Because on Saturday, when the bell rings, all those distractions, “all that crap” goes away and it’s just MJF and Moxley. Then there’s one question left to answer: “Are you ready and willing to kill or be killed?” The MJF that we see Saturday has to be the meanest, most savage MJF we’ve seen yet in order to take Moxley out. But Moxley will keep it simple. “2020 has been a bad enough year already, we don’t need MJF’s dumbass running around with the title on top of everything else.”
So MJF is here, this is his moment. “Trial by fire, kill or be killed. Suffer or look for a way out.” MJF thinks he’s hot stuff, but everything he’s done until now? That’s the easy part. Is MJF ready for the hard part when he finally faces Moxley?
AEW returns to Schiavone interviewing Big Swole.
Big Swole won the handicap match and has her match with Britt Baker in the All Out Buy-In! Swole tells “Brittany Basura Baker” that she’s been ducking and dodging for the longest time. That changes Saturday! At the Buy-In, Britt won’t have anywhere to hide, because Swole is showing up at Britt’s job! It will be #ToothAndNail! Another unique match, but someone has a special delivery for Schiavone. A pizza? No one called for this. It’s paid for! Yummy yummy! Swole can tell that’s just Rebel in a hat and mask, she ain’t fooling nobody. But then BLAM! Britt smashes Swole with a crutch from behind!! And again and again!
Britt kicks Swole around, and that pizza is real, because Britt smashes Swole’s face into it! And then SUPERKICKS her and the pizza down! Britt puts Swole in the Rings of Stretch, and then clamps on the LOCKJAW!! Britt says Swole wants to fight in her house, this is what she’ll get! Swole can only suffer as she and Britt roll in the pizza! Britt and Rebel smear more pizza in Swole’s face! Referees and security get Britt and Rebel to leave Swole alone, but will Swole make Britt eat crow when they battle in the dentist’s office?
AEW sets out the All Out Weekend schedule!
First it will be a special Friday Dark on YouTube to share all the dark matches from tonight! Then Saturday, 5 PM ET, the first half of the All Out Red Carpet on YouTube! TNT will have the Countdown special at 5:30 PM ET, and then back to YouTube for the other half of the Red Carpet! The Buy-In is 7 ET live on PPV, leading right into All Out 2020! Are you ready for the biggest weekend in AEW history?
Jon Moxley VS Mark Sterling w/ Wardlow!
We heard Moxley’s thoughts, and he doesn’t think #WeDeserveBetter if the alternative is Maxwell Jacob Friedman. And clearly Mark is still reluctant as Wardlow has to toss him out of the tunnel! And then keep him from going out the other tunnel. Will Smart Mark look pretty dumb in his AEW in-ring debut? We find out after the break.
AEW returns as Moxley makes his entrance. Mark is getting the nervous sweats as Moxley gets in the ring and the fans fire up for the champ. Wardlow makes sure Mark stays put and Moxley says a prayer for what he’s about to do. The bell rings and Mark wipes the sweat from his forehead. Mark and Moxley circle, Moxley takes a quick step and Mark springs into the corner! Mark is upset but the ref says Moxley didn’t even do anything. Moxley waits for Mark, reminding him MJF signed on the dotted line. Mark slowly creeps out, circles around Moxley, but Moxley doesn’t even bother to turn around. Moxley decides to give Mark a free shot just to see what he’s got.
Moxley has his hands behind his back, but then he questions Mark’s form. Mark says he’s getting ready to punch but Moxley corrects him on it. This fist won’t hurt your hand now. Oh, okay. Mark swings, misses, and Moxley SLAPS him off his feet! Mark wobbles back to his feet, Moxley makes another sharp step and Mark bails out fast! Wardlow asks what Mark is doing, and Mark says his ears are ringing. Wardlow tells Mark to get in but Mark can’t hear out that side. Moxley gives Mark another free shot, facing the other way. “Just drill me. Really drill me.” Mark runs and then Moxley moves, sending Mark tumbling out of the ring. Fans revel in seeing a lawyer suffer but Wardlow is furious.
Mark gets up, gets back on the apron, but then drops down because his hands are numb. Moxley goes out to pursue Mark, Wardlow even lets him. Moxley catches Mark’s kick, but then Mark pokes him in the eyes! Mark celebrates like he did something, then he runs, into a clothesline! Mark flounders back up and gets clothesline’d out! Moxley drags Mark up to throw him into barriers! Then he whips him into more railings! And then buries him in railings and chairs! The ref reprimands, Moxley adds on more chair for good measure, but then drags Mark out of the pile to DECK him. Moxley takes the clean white sneakers off Mark to beat him with them! Moxley then drags Mark up, brings him back to ringside, and puts him in the ring.
Moxley grabs a chair, puts it in the ring, but the ref says Mox needs to be careful. Moxley takes a seat to talk to Mark, then offers a handshake. Mark takes the handshake, but then Moxley returns the eye poke. Kick low, underhook, PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Was there ever any doubt? But Wardlow gets in and CLOBBERS Moxley! Then drags him up for the fireman’s carry and F10!! The ref reprimands but Wardlow just drags Moxley up for ANOTHER F10! MJF wheels himself out, throws the walker away and takes off the neck brace. All the complaints about the Paradigm Shift almost ending his career were, obviously, greatly exaggerated. MJF takes his time taking off his scarf, his jacket, and watch to go after Moxley himself. MJF rains down right hands as fans boo and jeer and Wardlow talks trash. MJF rakes eyes, puts Moxley in a corner and stomps away while taunting him. MJF unbuttons his shirt and knees Moxley in the ribs then digs his knee int Moxley’s face. “This is what you want! You want violence?! You got it!!”
MJF stands on Moxley’s head then has Wardlow hand him the Dynamite Diamond Ring. MJF puts it on his pinkie, Wardlow drags Moxley up, and MJF DECKS Moxley with the ring! MJF says, “This is what you’re gonna get on Saturday! You mad?!” MJF has busted Moxley open with that ring, then he BITES Moxley’s wound! MJF taunts Moxley to fight for the fans because it’s what they want! Moxley told MJF to be as vicious as possible, and here it is! MJF keeps punching the wound, there’s blood on MJF’s hands and face! Wardlow brings the title over and MJF takes it in his bloody hands. “THIS is the future! The next 25 years!” Will this be what we see at the end of All Out?
A very intense and savage go-home for AEW’s return to Wednesday after a couple weeks of special airings. The tag team grudge match was a great opener, and I actually liked that it was a dirty finish to keep things inconclusive between PNP/Inner Circle and Best Friends. I also like that they got in on the massive brawl of all the Casino Battle Royal entrants. For that matter, I loved that we got that massive brawl of Casino Battle Royal entrants. It starts with some great though messy promo battling, and thereby great faction confrontations. Eddie Kingston and team showed us the great teamwork they’re going to use in the actual battle royal, but I feel their chances of winning aren’t very good when the Butcher, Blade and Lucha Bros are mostly in the tag division and Kingston just got here.
The 8 Man Tag was great, especially with character work from the Bucks being much more focused, serious and aggressive, and Kaz even getting on Kassidy’s case. There was great cohesion even with all of them knowing they’d only have to face their allies. Bucks and Jurassic Express win and will have a great match that will surely propel one team to the titles. We got great stuff out of FTR, Tully, Hangman and Omega. FTR tries to be civil on the surface with the chocolate milk but Omega accuses them of being two-faced. Hangman shows up but doesn’t get out a word as FTR pins everything on him. Whether right or wrong, it seems FTR didn’t get into Hangman’s head but Omega’s head there, as Omega leaves Hangman hanging. I said last week that it started to feel like Omega might turn on Hangman, and that might happen after all.
Hager had a good bit with Cassidy backstage, and then Jericho VS Janela was a a good match. Of course Jericho was going to win, but his trash talk to Cassidy was good all the same. Cassidy going after Jericho and even getting some help from Sonny Kiss was good. The Mimosa Mayhem is going to be a very interesting match, and could go either way given Jericho will have Hager but Cassidy could get help from Janela and Kiss again. I wonder if Kiss and Janela will join Cassidy and Best Friends against Inner Circle, instead of Jurassic Express as I was first thinking. Janela could make Blood & Guts even crazier than before. I also liked Sammy having his card promo but Hardy having his own from the roof of Daily’s Place. Broken Rules being code for Last Man Standing/Extreme Rules is neat, and if the idea is that Matt Hardy losing means he’s gone, I have a feeling he wins.
The Dark Order VS Cody’s Friends vignette was really well done, and that 8 Man Tag will be a great match. I wonder if Cody returns during that match to sway things in favor of Dustin, QT, Cardona and Scorpio while also declaring he wants a rematch with Brodie. Thunder Rosa and Serena Deeb gave us a great match for both of their AEW in-ring debuts, but I wonder who that really helps. Deeb has earned her stripes and reinforces it here, but will fans unfamiliar with Rosa and Deeb understand that? Rosa is a champion getting ready to face a champion, shouldn’t she look really good? Or is the psychology that winning such a competitive match establishes that? Either way, it’s obvious Rosa VS Shida is going to be awesome, but I still feel Shida wins to defend her home turf.
The attack on Swole by Britt and Rebel was some great stuff, especially adding pizza into this. A shame what happened to the pizza but it adds some great last minute heat on this match. I like that it will be an “on location” gimmick match with this #ToothAndNail idea. That will be a lot of fun, could go either way since it’ll literally give Britt “home field advantage,” and I bet the winner comes out a top contender for the title. And of course, there was great stuff for MJF, Moxley and Smart Mark Sterling. Moxley dared MJF to bring out his dark side and I think he did just that. There was great heat on MJF with everything he did to Moxley, as a Heel should have, but I have a feeling MJF finally takes his first singles loss by Moxley in a gritty match worthy of that.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
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