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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/30/20)

Who faces Jon Moxley tonight?



AEW Dynamite Coverage

The Jon Moxley defends AEW World Championship against…?

Eddie Kingston and his “family” brutalized Jon Moxley and his allies, but it doesn’t end there! The Mad King chooses Moxley’s challenger for TONIGHT! Who will it be? And will they change the plans for the Dynamite Anniversary?


  • Darby Allin VS Ricky Starks; Allin wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship Brush with Greatness: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS SoCal Uncensored; FTR wins and retains the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
  • Chris Jericho w/ The Inner Circle VS Isiah Kassidy w/ Marq Quen & Matt Hardy; Jericho wins.
  • Orange Cassidy VS “Number 10” Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order; Cassidy wins.
  • Britt Baker VS Red Velvet; Baker wins.
  • AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS The Butcher w/ Eddie Kingston; Moxley wins and retains the AEW World Championship.


Darby Allin VS Ricky Starks!

The undead underdog says he is relentless, but Absolute says he is just absolutely reckless! Will Starks leave Darby a wreck and be done with him?

Before the match, AEW has a special video message from Darby, or rather a friend of his in JPEGMAFIA. “Team Taz. Bunch of cowards. Ricky? You want to dress like Darby Allin, claim he’s not a man, while pretending to be him? Well they say imitation is the highest form of flattery.” So Darby is going to remind Starks “how much a b*tch” he really is. It takes more than a body bag full of thumbtacks to bury Darby. They’ll find that out right now. Darby makes his entrance and the fans fire up as this grudge match finally happens.

Darby and Starks circle, fans rally but Starks SLAPS Darby! Darby shotgun dropkicks Starks out! Darby goes out to throw Starks back in the ring, but Starks is building up speed! Starks SPEARS, but Darby catches it! Darby has a guillotine and body scissors! Starks powers up and puts Darby in a corner, but Darby wrenches, snapmares and rolls to monkey flip Starks to a FUJIWARA! Starks scrambles to get the ropebreak, Darby lets go at 4. Starks gets to the apron, Darby goes after him but Starks body shots back. Starks suplexes Darby but Darby resists. Darby suplexes Starks but Starks resists. Darby goes out to join Starks to suplex him to the apron! Starks flops to the floor and Taz is very upset on commentary.

Darby is in the ring as fans rally up. Starks rises, Darby builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Starks hits barriers! Darby drags Starks back up, back to the apron, and fans are loving “A E DUB!” but here comes Cage! Darby stares Brian Cage down, but here comes WILL HOBBS! The Embodiment of Willpower brawls with the Machine! They never got to have that fight in the Six Man Tag that was cancelled, so here it is now! Darby goes after Starks again but Starks arm-drags Darby off the apron! Darby crashes and burns, Taz is happy but fans are stunned. Starks puts Darby in the ring, drops elbows and kicks away on Darby! Starks drags Darby up to CHOP and CHOP and whip! Darby hits buckles then flops to the mat!

Fans fire up as Starks hobbles over. Starks stomps Darby, whips him corner to corner again, but Darby stays up a bit longer. Starks runs corner to corner, Darby BOOTS him away! Darby fires up, jumps but into Starks’ arms! Stark gets the Half Crab and sits down! Darby clubs the bad back, crawls over and reaches, but Starks lets him go anyway because the back couldn’t hold up! Starks comes back, wincing and gritting his teeth. He back suplexes Darby high and hard! Cover, TWO! Fans are thunderous as Darby still lives! Starks drags Darby back up, drops knees, then gives him a motorcycle stretch STOMP! Cover, TWO!! Starks CHOPS Darby on the back!

Fans are still fired up as Starks lifts Darby. The back gives up, Darby clubs him and runs in for YOSHI TONIC! Cover, TWO!! Taz is relieved that Starks survives the modified sunset bomb but both men are down. Fans rally up, Darby rises and grabs Starks first. Darby wrenches the wrist, Starks throws forearms and whips. Darby reverses to reel Starks in for the FUJIWARA! Starks crawls, reaches, but Darby gets that arm for a RINGS OF SATURN! Starks still tries, and manages to get his head and hand on the ropes! The ref counts, Darby lets go, but the damage is done. Fans rally up again as Darby stands. Darby dares Starks to do something and then SLAPS him!

Starks SLAPS back, Darby throws forearms! Starks forearms, Darby SLAPS! Starks SLAPS, and they trade these open hand palm strikes! Darby throws forearms, palm strikes and runs, but has to leap over the spear! Darby gets around, THROWBACK STUNNER! Starks staggers, Darby springboards, Starks SPEARS!! Cover, TWO!?! Darby survives and Taz is losing his own cool! Starks drags himself up as the crowd argues the count. Starks drags Darby around, gets him to a corner, and hoists him up top and backwards. Starks clubs Darby, climbs up to join him, and has the Canadian rack! But Darby fights out, shifts position with Starks, clubs his back and kicks him down! Starks is in the drop zone, Darby positions himself, for the COFFIN DROP!! Cover, DARBY WINS!!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

Now THAT was relentless! Darby uses his body to crush Starks’, but is Starks’ spirit still in one piece?


Cody Rhodes is here!

The American Nightmare is here, dramatic entrance and all, to respond to Mr. Brodie Lee’s challenge! Will he accept the dog collar match? We find out after the break!

AEW returns and Dasha is in the ring with Cody. She says on behalf of everyone else, “Welcome back!” Cody’s injury was a bit of a mystery, so how is he feeling? “The man who trained me, Al Snow, I remember he said, ‘You always wrestle hurt. Never wrestle injured.'” Had Cody known then what he knows now, he would’ve given the retort, “What if the injury transcends the physical? What if the breaking of the body is secondary to the spirit?” Dasha is a wrestler now, too, right? She should know then that pre-pandemic that wrestlers shook hands et naseam, it’s a particular quirk. Often, it is incorrectly thought of as respect. That’s not why they shake hands. They shake hands is because we all need each other.

Take the marquee, for example. “It is you versus somebody else.” Imagine then Cody’s shame when he loses the TNT Championship in three minutes. Then he gets the call that all wrestlers pray for but pretend they don’t, the 323 area code of Hollywood. An opportunity. Cody jumps on it. Cody is on another show, next to a world-renowned actress in Rosario Dawson, a pioneer in rap music and Americana, Snoop Dogg, and even a Grammy Award winning songstress, Jennifer Nettles. Cody thinks to himself, “Who the hell am I? I’m the guy who got beat in three minutes.” But he’s back, isn’t he? Fans cheer him being back.

Cody knows he is back, two feet on the ground, but an ear to the ground, as well. And he heard the traditional pro-wrestling pontification of people saying they’re future. Some were saying they’re “The Ace.” Oh please, that kind of stuff has sailed. AEW is almost a year old. Cody wants to punch in further that the honored distinction is his, but it isn’t. That honor goes to one out of three: “The Full Metal Champion,” Hikaru Shida; The World’s Champion, the Best Wrestler of 2020, Jon Moxley; or even the man wearing “The Ace” belt himself, Brodie Lee. Speaking of Brodie, does Cody accept that dog collar match challenge?

“Well that’s simple. The optics in wrestling are incredibly important. The optics of a match that unsafe, that bloody, that violent…” As the Executive Vice President of AEW, Cody’s answer is no. Fans don’t like the sound of that! Cody goes to the stage as fans want him to go after Brodie, so he comes back. Cody grabs the mic to say, “‘No,’ as in no regrets! ‘No,’ as in no looking back! WE enter much different than we leave! TNT Title, Dog Collar Match, next week, I! ACCEPT!!” And with that, here comes Mr. Brodie, with security chasing after! He and Cody brawl in their nice suits as security and even extra wrestlers flood the ring! The Dark Order is there to hold their own Exalted One back but Cody gets at him!

The others bring Cody away, Brodie bails out the side and finds a way around. Dark Order hurries to keep him back for his own sake, and Brandi Rhodes hurries out to climb and LFY onto them all! But here comes Anna Jay! They brawl, female wrestlers hurry to stop this fight, too! But then Nyla Rose gets in just to wreck KiLynn King! It is chaos all over the arena! The Dark Order finally leaves, Anna Jay included. But then Brodie barrels back out to get at Cody!! The two are separated again, but not for long! Brodie just doesn’t want to stop! And there’s no stopping this now that it’s booked! Will these two be like rabid animals when the gloves are off and the collars are on?


Tony Schiavone has a backstage interview with FTR and Tully Blanchard.

The AEW World Tag Team Champions are preparing for a 20 minute time limit match for the titles, though we thought we were getting that “brush with greatness” against Best Friends last week. That was not to be, but the inaugural champions, SCU, will get that shot. Cash Wheeler says FTR did Best Friends a favor. Best Friends weren’t 100% after that war. They’re not on FTR’s level like that. FTR represents the pinnacle of tag team wrestling, while Best Friends are “glorified backyarders at best.” They don’t deserve championship opportunities anyway. SCU is different! Two of the best, among the best, being the original AEW World Tag Team Champions. FTR cements their legacy against SCU.

But what about The Young Bucks? Dax asks back, “What constitutes an AEW World Tag Team Championship match for the Young Bucks?” Every opportunity given to them has been blown! The inaugural tournament, round one against Private Party, the Bucks blew it. The match with Kenny Omega and Hangman Page, blew it. Even that gauntlet, Bucks blew it and FTR went on to win. If it’s all this Dave Meltzer love, fine, line them up. But other than that, the Bucks don’t deserve a shot.

Then what about Full Gear, November 7th? Who would they like to face- SUPERKICK!! Matt Jackson hits Tony!? Sorry about that, did he interrupt something? Nick, wait up! Oh no no no, come back here and kick them! You think you’re tough guys, huh? Don’t hit old men and referees, hit the #TopGuys. What is going on with the Bucks?! And as for FTR and Full Gear, will they even have the belts by November? Or will a “Brush with Greatness” rub the champs the wrong way?


Dasha has a backstage interview with SoCal Uncensored.

With Christopher Daniels by their side, Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian are about to face FTR for those titles. What’re they feeling? Scorpio says, “Every once in a while, opportunity knocks on your door.” He and Kaz haven’t been up and down the road in a bit, but they’re ready to hop back on the SCU train. FTR make be playing checkers, but SCU is playing chess. You’re about to see two-time tag team champions! Shawn Spears is nearby and “wishes” SCU luck.

AEW World Tag Team Championship Brush with Greatness: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS SoCal Uncensored!

The Full Metal Rebel and Closer actually reunited last night on Dark, but this is a whole different ball game! They have 20 minutes or less to win the titles, can they do it? Or will Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood run out the clock and #FurtherTheirReign?

AEW returns and Hangman Page has joined commentary, drink in hand. FTR make their entrance, the introductions are made and the belts are raised. The teams sort out, Dax and Kaz start and so does the countdown!

Kaz and Dax circle as fans fire up. Cash swipes at Kaz but he and Dax still tie up. Dax headlocks, Kaz pries out to keylock and wrangle Dax down but Dax spins to reverse back to a hammerlock. Kaz gets up, drop toeholds and gets  headlock of his own. Dax moves around, Kaz shifts position but Dax moves around to get a facelock. Kaz spins out to get the hammerlock back, gets a cover, TWO! Kaz hits the headlock takeover, Dax headscissors, Kaz pops out and the two stand off. Fans cheer as the two reset. They tie up again, Kaz headlocks but Dax powers out, only for Kaz to run him over! And again! Things speed up, Kaz blocks the hip toss but so does Dax. Kaz ducks the lariat to give a LARIAT!

Tag to Scorpio, SCU whips and dropkicks Dax down! Cover, ONE, but Scorpio wrenches. Dax pulls tights to bring Scorpio to the corner, tag to Cash. Scorpio gets away and he resets with Cash. Cash and Scorpio approach, Cash waistlocks but Scorpio resists the lift. Scorpio waistlocks, Cash pries free but Scorpio headlocks for a takeover. Cash fights up, Cash powers out but Scorpio runs him over! Things speed up, Cash hurdles Scorpio but Scorpio drops down to hurdle back. Dax is moving around the apron and the ref tells him to get back to his corner. Cash fakes being tripped up by Daniels! The ref doesn’t know who to believe because he didn’t see it! The ref still EJECTS Daniels!?

The fans protest along with Daniels but the ref’s orders are absolute so Daniels leaves. And Cash CLOBBERS Scorpio! Cash drags Scorpio away, bumps him off buckles, then tags Dax. FTR double whip, Scorpio goes up and over and ducks Dax to then come back with a crossbody! Cover, Cash runs over but Scorpio moves so those ax handles drop on Dax! Scorpio dropkicks Cash! And calf kicks Dax! Tag to Kaz, SCU double whip Dax but Cash tags in. Dax is tossed with the double back drop, but Cash gets double back elbows! Kaz clotheslines Dax out, Scorpio whips Cash for Kaz to toss out onto Dax! FTR is down and out but the clock is ticking!

Tag to Scorpio, Kaz runs to baseball slide. FTR gets clear, Kaz dodges Dax to spank him? That’s just to rile them up so that they don’t see Scorpio FLY! Direct hit and Scorpio puts Cash in. Cover, TWO! Dax drags Scorpio out but then asks he cool off. Scorpio falls for it and Cash CLOBBERS him! Dax mockingly says, “Night night!” Fans boo FTR as Cash stands on Scorpio’s face, and AEW goes picture in picture.

Cash soaks up the heat from the crowd before he drags Scorpio up and into the ring. Cash taunts Kaz while staying between him and Scorpio, before stomping Scorpio down. Cash drags Scorpio up, ROCKS him with that European Uppercut, then tags in Dax. Dax drops the leg, covers, TWO! Dax looms over Scorpio, brings him up and whips him to ropes to run him over with an elbow! Dax drags Scorpio up, feeds him to Cash’s boots, then tags Cash in. The ref reprimands as Cash stands on Scorpio’s chest! Dax gets a cheap shot in while the ref argues with Cash! Cash stomps Scorpio, digs his knee in, then drags Scorpio around in a facelock.

Cash puts weight into the hold but Scorpio endures. Scorpio fights up, Cash CLUBS him back down, but Scorpio throws body shots! Cash CLUBS Scorpio again, then drags him back into the facelock. Cash grinds Scorpio down, Scorpio continues to endure, and powers Cash back towards the corner! AEW Is single picture as Cash ROCKS Scorpio with another EuroUpper. Cash runs in but misses! Cash only gets buckles, Dax tags in! Dax intercepts Scorpio and throws hands, but Scorpio fights out of the FTR corner! Dax kicks and scoops, Scorpio cradle counters but Cash distracts the ref! SCU would’ve won the titles by now!! The ref finally does count, TWO! Tag to Cash, Cash intercepts Scorpio but Scorpio turns things around for a SNAP RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!

Both men are down, fans fire up and Scorpio hot tags Kaz! The Heavy Metal Rebel starts rallying! BIG leg lariat for Dax! Guillotine leg drop for Cash! Kaz whips, Dax reverses but Kaz forearms back! Cash is in, Kaz blocks the boot and flips him onto Dax! Cash wants mercy, Dax reels Kaz in. Kaz standing switches, Cash tags in before the O’Conner roll, but Kaz still NORTHERN LIGHTS Cash! Double cover, TWO!! Kaz fisherman for the PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Kaz fires up with the fans and we are at the halfway point. Kaz waistlocks, Cash holds ropes so Kaz clubs him. Dax saves Cash from the German suplex and Cash elbows free. Cash suplexes but Kaz resists. Dax sunset flips, Cash dropkicks Kaz into the roll-up! TWO!!

Hangman is loving this on commentary, same as everyone in the crowd. Dax ROCKS Kaz with the EuroUpper, Kaz flounders up but Dax throws another! Kaz flounders, Dax throws another but Kaz wants the backslide! Dax changes it, but Kaz boots Cash while resisting! Kaz is free, he elbows Dax and tags Scorpio! Drop toehold into a kick, GERMAN to a high stack, TWO!! Dax escapes but Scorpio keeps his cool. Scorpio drags Dax up, Dax shoves and uppercuts him out! Then he CLUBS Kaz! FTR drag Kaz in, double whip but Kaz dodges the lines, to sunset flip! FTR help each other, but Scorpio CROSSBODIES in! Double covers, DOUBLE TWO!! That’s four. Scorpio ROCKS Dax on one side of the ropes, Kaz ROCKS Cash on the other, DOUBLE SLINGSHOT CUTTERS!! Cover on Dax, TWO!!

SCU can’t believe it but the fans are loving this! Fans rally up, Scorpio catches his breath and tags Kaz back in. Kaz brings Dax up but Dax powers out! Cash tags in at the same time, Kaz bumps Scoprio by accident! FTR mug Kaz with clubbing hands, then POWERBOMB to DRAGON SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!?! Kaz basically hiccup’d out of that! Cash drags Kaz around, coordinates with Dax, but Kaz shoves Dax into Cash! Cash is on the top rope, Kaz ROCKS him! Kaz climbs, Cash brawls with him, Kaz clubs away! Dax tags in  but Kaz scrapes him off! Cash bumps Kaz, sunset flips and Dax is up top! But Kaz turns FTR’s Doomsday into a POWERSLAM!?! Scorpio intercepts Cash, cover, TWO!?!?

SCU is beside themselves but the fans are thunderous! Kaz hurries over but Cash tags in first to knee Kaz! Scorpio tags in as Kaz hits post! Scorpio CROSSBODIES again! Cash rolls through but so does Scorpio! Cover, TWO!! Scorpoi gests around to GHOST PIN! TWO!! VICTORY ROLL!! TWO!! Cash is on the ropes, Tully tries to help him but the ref kicks the hands away! Roll up, TWO!! We have under FIVE minutes! Scorpio grabs Cash, Cash swats him away but Scorpio suplexes him in! Cash rolls away to the safety of the ropes! Cash is on the apron, Scorpio is there to suplex again, but Tully trips him!! Cover, and they anchor Scorpio’s feet!! FTR WINS!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

They didn’t need the 20 minute time limit, but they sure needed Tully! #ForThatReason, they’re still champions! But will they stay champions if all these tricks are how they win?


BREAKING NEWS for Full Gear and the AEW World Championship!

While Lance Archer faces Jon Moxley at the Dynamite Anniversary Show on 10/14/20, there will be an eight man, single elimination tournament of contenders, the finals being held at Full Gear! The winner that night will receive a future AEW World Championship opportunity! A massive move, and we know three men right here and now! Jungle Boy, Rey Fenix and Kenny Omega are in! Hangman almost spit takes there. He excuses himself and brings his drink with him. Is the Cowboy going to confront the Cleaner on this? Will Hangman at least be one of the other five entrants?


Chris Jericho w/ The Inner Circle VS Isiah Kassidy w/ Marq Quen & Matt Hardy!

In the mystery of “Who Attacked Matt Hardy,” the going theory is it was Le Champion, backstage, with Floyd the Baseball Bat. But Jericho wants us to get a clue and realize he has no reason to hurt Hardy. Even so, one half of Private Party wants to prove he can upset the Painmaker 1v1 in the ring! Will Kassidy get the biggest win of his young career here tonight?

Hardy has a chair for his own protection, but Quen stays close, too. The bell rings and Jericho stares down with Kassidy as fans rally up. Jericho pie faces Kassidy around, and dares Kassidy to do something. Kassidy CLOBBERS Jericho! Kassidy fires off fast hands, whips Jericho then runs him over! Jericho gets up but Kassidy is rallying! Kassidy sweeps the legs to rain down fists! The ref backs Kassidy off but he goes right after Jericho again! He whips, Jericho reverses, but Kassidy slides under to huricanrana! Kassidy arm-drags and drop toeholds to then La Magistrol! TWO!! Jericho scrambles away and Kassidy says it was that close. Fans are fired up but Jericho DECKS Kassidy!

Jericho drags Kassidy up, bumps Kassidy off buckles then throws haymakers. Jericho brings Kassidy around, DECKS him again, then soaks up the heat. The Inner Circle talks trash as Jericho whips Kassidy> Kassidy ducks, catches the legs to catapult Jericho out at Inner Circle! Sammy helps Jericho up but Kassidy slides! Jericho dodges, shoves Kassidy into railing, but then Kassidy tosses Jericho into the crowd! Jericho shoves Chaos Project, Luther and Serpentico, around, and they don’t take kindly to that! Luther punches and clotheslines Jericho back to ringside! The Inner Circle shouts at them, but Kassidy TORNILLOS!! Direct hit and he puts Jericho back in! Kassidy climbs up slowly but Jericho is down! SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

The Inner Circle is relieved and Kassidy can’t believe Jericho survived! Kassidy drags Jericho up, CHOPS and forearms on repeat! Kassidy runs, Jericho pops him up for a FLAPJACK! Fans are divided between cheers and jeers, AEW goes picture in picture.

Jericho catches his breath as he sits Kassidy up for haymaker after haymaker. The ref reprimands, Jericho lets off to taunt Hardy, then Jericho toys with Kassidy> Kassidy hits back, Jericho stomps and kicks him around and to the apron. The Inner Circle is there to bark at Kassidy, and Ortiz BITES him! Jericho drags Kassidy around for a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Jericho paces while Kassidy is down and the Inner Circle bark at him. Jericho drags Kassidy up, for a BIG back suplex! Kassidy writhes, Jericho covers, TWO! Jericho keeps his cool while he looms over Kassidy. Jericho drags Kassidy up, Hardy and Quen rally and Kassidy fires off forearms! Jericho DECKS Kassidy again, and stomps on him! Jericho walks all over Kassidy, too.

Jericho grins as he has the cocky pin, TWO! Jericho kicks at Quen then brings Kassidy up. Kassidy resists the suplex as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho clubs Kassidy, and manages to suplex him up and over! Fans rally with “SHOTS! SHOTS!” but Jericho drags Kassidy up first. Jericho throws big forearms, drags Kassidy back up, but Kassidy hits back with body shots! Kassidy fires off, runs but Hager gets a cheap shot in! The ref was busy with Jericho claiming injury. Jericho has Kassidy but the bulldog is sent into buckles! Jericho drags himself off the ropes, but Kassidy rallies with clotheslines! Jericho kicks, it’s blocked, Kassidy goes RVD with the counter windmill kick! Jericho gets to a corner, Kassidy runs in corner to corner, but Jericho puts him on the apron!

Kassidy forearms Jericho away, springboards for the THROWBACK STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy is too tired to be frustrated but everyone else is fired up! Kassidy forearms and CHOPS, whips Jericho to ropes, but Jericho holds them. Jericho puts Kassidy on the apron and ROCKS him! Jericho triangle leaps but Kassidy avoids it to come back with springboard STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Inner Circle is relieved! Jericho slaps some sense into himself but Kassidy throws “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Kassidy runs, into double forearms! LIONSAULT onto knees! Kassidy LIONSAULTS right back!! Cover, TWO!!

Kassidy stays fired up, he runs from the corner, CODE BREAKER! Kassidy is using Jericho’s moves on him! Cover, TWO!?! Jericho survives Kassidy’s take on his playlist, fans declare “This is Awesome!” as Kassidy goes back to the apron. Kassidy springboards again, into JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall

And all hell breaks loose! Inner Circle goes after Kassidy but Quen gets Ortiz! Hardy swings the chair, Santana, Ortiz and Sammy get away. Jericho and Hager go after Chaos Project! Hager mauls Serpentico but Jericho gets away from Luther long enough to regroup! They brawl, Jericho gets away again, but it seems Inner Circle has new enemies! Will Luther and Serpentico make Jericho and Hager regret getting into the AEW Tag Division?


AEW checks in with Kip Sabian and Miro.

The Superbad groom to be tells The Best Man that something’s been on his mind. This is only going to happen once, so the bachelor party needs to be epic. Miro promises it will be epic. Like Rumspringa all over again. Don’t forget the balls. Miro never forgets his balls. Virtual dodgeball!

Cut to actual ax throwing. Miro is on the phone, saying “It’s not that easy. I promised him Rumspringa.” You know, when the Amish youth leave home to see the world, “put their livers to the test drinking,” and then go, “Hey I want to drink!” Kip gives Miro his turn. Then they are in the arcade. Kip totally trusts Miro on the bachelor party. But who is this new challenger? Billy Mitchell?! He overheard the bachelor party talk. Yeah, Miro is Kip’s best man, but it’s pandemic! What is he to do? Billy knows some people if Miro wants to do something really crazy. Rumspringa crazy?


Dasha has a backstage interview with Best Friends and Orange Cassidy.

Chuck Taylor and Trent were denied a Brush with Greatness, while Freshly Squeezed got freshly screwed over by Dark Order. Where are these three mentally after all this? FTR barges in to say that where these guys are mentally is that FTR did a favor. There’s a spot on the card for champions, that’s the main event. Then there’s a spot on the middle of the card for comedic backyard wrestlers like Best Friends. But it’s okay, they can ride around in mommy’s van and have milk and cookies and be the comic reliefs we all need. Best Friends are in the middle, FTR are at the top. #TopGuysOut. But then Best Friends make a step and FTR flinch! Cassidy says, “Weenies.” Will FTR think twice before mocking these three again?

Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS “Number 10” Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order!

Speaking of the Dark Order, Cassidy looks to get payback on at least one of them here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed get the 1-2-3 off of 10? AEW is picture in picture with the entrances!

AEW returns from break with the introductions. Cassidy puts on the elbow pad, Vance takes the sunglasses to put them on John Silver. Silver mocks Cassidy, and Vance CLOBBERS Cassidy! Vance whips Cassidy, Cassidy dodges and leaps, but into Vance’s arms and the SWINGING FACEBUSTER! Cover, ONE! Cassidy gets to a corner, Vance is on him with a whip and corner clothesline! Vance suplexes Cassidy up, holds him there for 10 before slamming him down! Cover, ONE! Cassidy is frustrated but Vance pushes him around. Fans rally up for Cassidy, Vance makes him put his hands in his pockets. Vance gives thumbs up like Cassidy, but Cassidy rolls him up! TWO, Vance SPINE BUSTERS Cassidy down!

Cassidy gets to the apron, Vance runs and BOOTS him down! The Dark Order is there to mock Cassidy, Vance drags Cassidy up to throw him into barriers! And then back into the ring. Best Friends keep the rest of the Numbers back, but the Dark Order mock the hug! Got to give the people what the want? Cassidy goes up top to LEAP onto the Numbers! Cassidy puts Vance in, climbs up again, but again leaps into Vance’s arms! Vance pops Cassidy up but Cassidy uses it for a TORNADO DDT! And a kip up! Cassidy takes the elbow pad off, sets it down, and runs to ORANGE PUNCH! Vance staggers into the Alabama, for BEACH BREAK! Cover, Cassidy wins!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

A much better going for Cassidy with the numbers mostly even! Will Cassidy fight his way up the ranks to go after Mr. Brodie?


MJF and Wardlow visit Jericho’s locker room.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman tells the cameraman that since MJF invited him, “stop breathing down my neck.” Knock, knock. What’s going on, guys? Big party? Nice! Hey, Max, how are you? Great! And bearing gifts! Here’s a congrats on the big win! MJF unwraps it for Jericho to show it is… A set of brand new Inner Circle jackets! Hager, Ortiz, Santana and Jericho each get one. Wait, there isn’t one for Sammy Guevara? MJF asks if Wardlow missed it. No, there was only four. MJF apologizes to Sammy, “I swear on my mother’s life.” It doesn’t matter, what is he even doing in here?

Guys, c’mon! MJF is just here to congratulate Jericho. Yes, and they appreciate that, but he’s been following them around. The jackets are nice, thanks, but Jericho is already sensing what’s going on. Jericho asked it before so he’ll ask MJF again: “Do you want to join the Inner Circle?” MJF doesn’t want to be rude, but he asked a question right back, so he’ll ask it again: “Do you want me to join the Inner Circle?” Does MJF want to be in Inner Circle? Does Jericho want MJF to be in Inner Circle? This repeats like it did in the past, it is a circle in itself. Hager and Wardlow step in but MJF and Jericho tell them to stand down. Jericho appreciates the gifts, they’re very nice, this is a classy move. Very MJF of him. And it’s a very Jericho thing to recognize that.

Before he leaves, MJF just wants to say that he is very excited for the celebration of 30 years of Jericho. An absolutely legendary run. MJF and Wardlow leave, promising to get Sammy’s his. What a los- Wait, wait. Perhaps not? Is Jericho thinking of expanding the Inner Circle?


Britt Baker w/ “Reba” VS Red Velvet!

The Dentist is back in action after losing to Big Swole at All Out! But Britt looks to move past that now that she’s truly 100% healthy again. Will she chew Red Velvet up and spit her out, then follow with brushing, flossing and mouthwash?

The bell rings, Velvet and Britt circle, tie up, and Britt wrenches to a wristlock. Velvet rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to a wristlock of her own. Britt wrenches through, hammerlocks and throws Velvet to a cover, TWO! Britt keeps wrist control but Velvet gets around to headlock for a takeover! Britt headscissors, slaps Velvet on the back, and underhooks. Velvet endures the “Barbed Wire stretch,” as Taz tells us, and Britt thrashes her around into a cover, TWO! Britt grabs the wrist again, wrenches and shoulder breakers, but Velvet reverses to a wristlock. Britt spins through, breaks free and ROCKS Velvet!

Britt whips Velvet, Velvet dodges but Britt whips her again. Velvet blocks the hop toss, gets around and arm-drags Britt, only for Britt to keep the wrist! Britt hammerlocks and chinlocks Velvet, grinds her down, but fans rally up. Britt digs arms into Velvet’s head, Velvet fights up but Britt reels her in for that HARD back elbow! Britt whips, Velvet dodges but Britt redirects, only for Velvet to calf kick her down! Britt staggers up into the wheelbarrow, BULLDOG! Velvet covers, TWO! Velvet drags Britt up, reels her in but Britt gets around to ROCK her again! Britt hammerlocks, and LARIATS! Britt smiles to the camera before going after Velvet again.

Britt ROCKS Velvet over and over with forearms, reels Velvet in, butterfly suplex! Velvet is on the ropes, Britt motorcycle stretches the arms, to STOMP Velvet into ropes! Britt does it again! Then she chokes Velvet with a knee! The ref counts, Britt lets off to kick the rope and jam Velvet! Velvet hits back with forearms but Britt fires away! Britt whips, Velvet stops herself but Britt SLING BLADES! Britt drags Velvet back up, but Velvet spins out and rolls Britt up! TWO! SUPERKICK!! Velvet wobbles into Britt’s SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Britt runs to CURB STOMP Velvet down! Cover, Britt wins!

Winner: Britt Baker, by pinfall

The Dentist jacks Velvet’s jaw, but she’s not through with her yet! Rebel/Reba has the glove for Britt as Britt puts Velvet in the LOCKJAW! Velvet taps but it doesn’t matter because the match is over! Britt makes Velvet’s sweet tooth suffer! Britt lets Velvet go, but will she clamp on to the top spot in the AEW Women’s Division?


AEW makes big matches for next week’s Dynamite!

As part of the celebration of Jericho, 30 years maaan~, Jericho and Hager will settle things with Chaos Project in a huge tag match! Will Y2J celebrate with a victory? And after the fight between them during the Darby VS Starks match, Cage and Will Hobbs will battle over THE FTW World Championship! And the TNT Championship Dog Collar match WILL happen! Will Brodie put Cody down like a dog? Or will Cody be foaming at the mouth to get at him?


Eddie Kingston heads to the ring!

The Lucha Brothers are with him as The Mad King brings a referee out for tonight’s main event. We know Kingston is going to tell the world who he chose for Moxley to face, but is this related to that? Find out after the break!

AEW returns, and Kingston says “Big Bad Bryce” is here. But before getting to his friend of 18 years, Kingston breaks it down “for all you simple minded idiots that decided not to watch Dynamite.” Kingston wrestled Moxley, Moxley put Kingston in the Bulldog Choke, and guess what did not happen? Kingston did NOT tap out. But “Big Bad Jon Moxley” was so angry, he called Tony Khan, and they decided to fight anyone Kingston chooses! Well Moxley, it’s not Kingston, they had theirs and Kingston isn’t feeling up to it. But before he discloses “the man that’s gonna kick your ass,” Kingston needs to talk to a man he thought was a friend. Bryce, Kingston didn’t tap or say he quit, “so what made you think, what gave you the right, what gave you the balls, to ring that bell?”

Bryce explains that Kingston was unresponsive! Eighteen years, you can’t text or call him about this? He has to make it public like this? This is the professional life. When you’re in a world title match on national TV, it’s work. It’s Bryce’s job to protect Kingston from himself. True, true. But uh, now they’re going to have to hurt him. But here comes Moxley first! Him, Big Platinum and “Barbie” the barbed wire baseball bat! Moxley runs Kingston and the Lucha Bros out of the ring and Kingston says thanks to everyone in the back for that musical warning. But look at Moxley, being Mr. Tough Guy with that bat. But Butcher is lurking! Kingston says Moxley isn’t facing Kingston, or Fenix, or even Pentagon. It’s THE BUTCHER, brother! Bryce, ring the bell.

AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS The Butcher w/ Eddie Kingston!

Moxley turns around and Andy Williams CLOBBERS him! Butcher clubs away on Moxley, kicks the bat out of the ring and CHOPS Moxley! Moxley boots back, CHOPS back, and rips the apron off to run. Butcher dodges the knee, blocks the chop and URENAGES Moxley down! Butcher drops knees on Moxley, clubs him in the back, and brings him up to club Moxley in the chest! Butcher CHOPS Moxley, pulls Moxley’s vest off to CHOP him more! Moxley throws forearms, Butcher shoves him and CLOBBERS him again! Butcher drops knees, chokes Moxley on the ropes, but lets up at 4. Butcher argues with the ref while Kingston and the Lucha Bros taunt Moxley. Butcher chokes Moxley more as AEW goes picture in picture.

Butcher and Moxley brawl, Moxley throws a forearm but he’s the one that falls! Butcher stalks Moxley, drags him up, whips him HARD to a corner and Moxley hits the mat. Butcher stomps around Moxley before bringing him back up. Butcher whips Moxley to ropes, Moxley kicks back! Moxley baits Butcher to ropes and throws him out! Moxley runs to DIVE, into a forearm! Butcher drags Moxley to the apron to SLAM the leg on the edge! Kingston coaches Butcher and Butcher SLAMS the leg again! Butcher slides in, stalks a hobbling Moxley, and grabs the leg for a DDT! Moxley clutches the leg but Butcher KICKS it! Moxley hobbles as Butcher kicks and stomps the bad leg more. Butcher digs his knee into Moxley’s leg for the modified calf killer, and then SMASHES the knee!

Moxley writhes, Butcher rains down right fists but the ref counts. Butcher lets up at 4 to get in the ref’s face, but Moxley gets to ropes. Butcher puts the leg around the rope to pull and stomp it! Butcher gives Moxley’s bad leg another DDT as AEW returns to single picture. Butcher steps through for a standing toehold but the fans rally up. Moxley kicks with his good leg and gets free! Moxley gets up but Butcher clubs him down. Butcher stomps the bad leg, scoops but Moxley slips out to kick low, throw more kicks and then turn Butcher for a neckbreaker! Moxley hobbles to a corner, runs and Penalty Kicks! Cover, TWO! ARMBAR! Butcher endures, Moxley bends the fingers, but Butcher fights up to go after the leg, HALF CRAB!

Butcher sits deep on the hold, Moxley endures and fans duel. Moxley rolls, but Butcher rains down hands! The ref counts, Butcher lets off at 4, and Butcher stomps the leg. Moxley struggles to stand, Butcher scoops him for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Butcher is after the legs again for another Half Crab! Moxley endures all over again, but Butcher lets off. Moxley kick back, hobbles away, but Butcher kicks the bad leg out! Butcher digs his knee into Moxley’s face in the corner. The ref counts, Butcher stops at 4, then scoops again. Moxley slips off the back to shove Butcher into a corner, kicks low, but no underhooks as Butcher trips Moxley up. Butcher grabs the leg for unique shin breakers across his own leg! Then hooks the leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER!

Moxley keeps fighting, Butcher can’t hold the muffler so he shifts to a modified Half Crab! Moxley turns, kicks with his good leg, but Butcher LARIATS him back down! Moxley rolls to the apron, Butcher stalks him around the way and Kingston taunts Moxley. Butcher CLUBS Moxley, whips him but Moxley just falls over. Butcher runs at Moxley, Moxley sends HIM into railing! Things look to be even now and Moxley manages to get in the ring. Butcher is down and out as he ring count begins. Kingston and company help Butcher get up and Butcher gets in at 7. Moxley throws a forearm, Butcher returns it, and we have a brawl! Fans rally as Moxley CHOPS but Butcher CHOPS back!

Moxley fires off more forearms, tries to run but his leg stops him. Butcher gets around, runs and BODY CHECKS! Cover, TWO!! Butcher is too tired to be frustrated and now a standing count begins. Moxley rises slowly and manages to stand at 5. Butcher follows, throws forearms but Moxley gives them back. They still brawl, Moxley gets around to waistlock but Butcher pries out to a wristlock. Moxley throws forearms, Butcher pump handles for an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Kingston is losing his cool but Butcher drops a leg, brother! Cover, TWO!! Moxley still lives and Kingston tells cameras to stay away. Butcher goes up top but Moxley intercepts with forearms! Moxley climbs up to join Butcher, brings him up, and SUPERPLEXES!

Fans are thunderous as Moxley rolls back, but Butcher gets him for an inverted Half Crab! Moxley endures, fights up to his good foot and rolls to send Butcher into buckles! Moxley kicks, reels Butcher in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Butcher lives but Kingston won’t be happy until Moxley loses. Moxley gets up to his feet, fires himself up, and he drags Butcher back up. Moxley hoists Butcher back up top, climbs back up but Butcher fights back! Butcher sends Moxley down, then leaps, for a BIG CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Butcher stomps him at the ropes. Butcher drags Moxley up, Moxley ducks the clothesline and spins him around for DIRTY DEEDS!! And the BULLDOG CHOKE!! Butcher taps, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still AEW World Champion)

The fighting champion is still the champion, and The Mad King is seething! Moxley still has to get through the Murderhawk Monster on the anniversary show, can he do it?

My Thoughts:

A great episode for AEW on the verge to two big events! The AEW World Championship match was a great surprise, especially with it being Butcher as the challenger. I would’ve thought Fenix or Pentagon would be the one, but this was a great way to show Butcher has what it takes to be a singles guy in the ring. Moxley retains, of course, rolling towards the match with Lance Archer. I also like that there was a lot going on with Moxley’s allies, as Darby VS Starks was an incredible opener, and we even got some brawling of Cage and Hobbs. Cage VS Hobbs for the FTW Championship is going to be great, but I feel like Cage retains. Maybe there’s a way they circle back to the tag match we never got, but at the same time, the huge contender’s tournament leading into Full Gear could mean things are settled through the brackets.

The Brush with Greatness match was incredible, and I’m surprised they didn’t use the time limit for the finish! The frantic pacing was still there, part of why it was such great action. I’m just not sure FTR bending the rules on top of flinching at the Best Friends’ fake-out does them any good. Maybe they do give Best Friends their match next week or for the anniversary episode, and that match uses the time limit as part of the decision. The Bucks also superkicking Schiavone out of action tonight was wild. Again there’s the “Nick isn’t actually on screen” element to this so clearly COVID concerns are still here. Maybe it works out story wise for Bucks to bide their time, give FTR a good run with these Bruch with Greatness matches and then Full Gear is where we all finally get that dream match.

I also like that Hangman was on commentary for the tag match and the announcement of the contender tournament. This REALLY needs to come down to Omega VS Hangman in the finals to settle things between the two of them while also giving us great world title story. Omega and Moxley can revisit things from last year, but Hangman can also seek redemption for not becoming the inaugural champion. Either way, if Moxley loses to anyone, it really should be one of them. Cody had a great promo to accept the TNT Championship Dog Collar Match, and he and Brodie had a great brawl, as did Brandi and Anna Jay in the middle of it. Nyla also gets her own part in this, her attack on KiLynn King might be a way to give KiLynn her first real part to play in AEW. Britt wins her return match, it seems odd that her loss at All Out might lead to her challenging for the title first while Big Swole isn’t around.

And with next week being the 30 years of Y2J celebration, there was great stuff from him, the Inner Circle and MJF. The match with Kassidy was great, and of course Jericho wins. I like that Chaos Project is getting some time on Dynamite and are going to really test Jericho and Hager as a tag team. MJF and Jericho doing the back and forth of “Do you want to join?” “Do you want me to join?” was great, and I think MJF and Wardlow “forgetting” Sammy Guevara in getting jackets is foreshadowing that MJF will try to replace Sammy in the faction. It’d be pretty wild if, after all this time, Sammy does join Hardy after seeing Jericho move on to a new protégé. If it is happening, it should certainly happen within the next two episodes to match to hype of the Jericho celebration and Dynamite Anniversary. Then Full Gear can be a big payoff match.

My Score: 9.2/10

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

The American Dragon is back in action!



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

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


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


Brody King speaks.

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

Claudio Castagnoli speaks.

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


CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.

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

Daniel Garcia speaks.

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


Bryan Danielson speaks.

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

Eddie Kingston speaks.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jon Moxley speaks.

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

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

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

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


Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!

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

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

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

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

Winner: Abadon, by pinfall

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

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


Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Willie Mack speaks.

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


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

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

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

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

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

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


Backstage interview with Ethan Page.

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

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


AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

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


Backstage interview with Toni Storm.

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

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


Skye Blue speaks.

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


Christian Cage speaks.

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

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


El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall

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


Backstage interview with Keith Lee.

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


Backstage interview with CJ Perry.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.8/10

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

Best Friends are on a Rampage!



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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.

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

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


Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C

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

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

Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall

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


Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.5/10

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