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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 Dynamite Results & Report! (4/17/24)




There is truly a Paradigm Shift in pro-wrestling today!

Returning triumphant from the Windy City Riot, Jon Moxley brings the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to AEW Dynamite! But will someone from NJPW come after him?


  • Mixed Tag Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland & Willow Nightingale VS Brody King & Julia Hart; Brody & Julia win.
  • Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks VS PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Daniel Garcia; Okada & The Bucks win.
  • Deonna Purrazzo VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther; Deonna wins.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Shane Taylor w/ Shane Taylor Promotions; Shane wins.
  • Will Ospreay VS Claudio Castagnoli; Ospreay wins.


Jon Moxley heads to the ring!

Indianapolis, Indiana fires up as the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion walks in from the back of the crowd! The Maniac shocked the world when he defeated Tetsuya Naito in Chicago and added NJPW’s top prize to his already incredible list of accolades. Moxley goes to the ring, gets the mic, and the fans chant for him as he says, “One of the first championships I ever won, y’know, Salvation Army Community Center at Fountain Square right here in Indianapolis.” The fans cheer that! Moxley continues by saying even back then 20 years ago, he was swimming up stream, never had help.

In fact, a lot of people tired to tell him what he can and can’t do, what he can and can’t accomplish. His words to those people now is the same as back then: kiss his ass and watch him! Watch as he climbs mountain after mountain after mountain. Because being great is not about what others say, it’s about what’s inside. Now, if you didn’t know, this is THE IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The fans chant “You Deserve It!” and Moxley say this title is steeped in history, illustrious to the extreme, and he has been chasing it for five years. Five years of pain, heartache, wins and losses, pints of sweat and blood, thousands of miles across the ocean.

Five years ago, people said Moxley holding this title, and live on American TV, was impossible. But it wasn’t impossible. Not if they knew what was inside Moxley. That is what this is all about. When your back is against he wall, how deep can you dig? When you feel you have nothing left, choking on your own blood, how deep are you willing to dig and how far are you willing to go? Are you willing to dare to show the world how great you are? THAT is what AEW is about! The fans cheer that, too! Moxley says this brings him to his point: The Don Callis Family. The fans boo now, but Moxley continues.

There are very talented individuals in league with Don Callis. Don Callis is a creep. The fans cheer that! Moxley says he has no time for Callis, but he is feeding these guys lies and those guys are buying it. And then those guys put a hit out and tried to hurt Moxley’s friend and teammate, Bryan Danielson. Now, if you’re putting a target on Bryan’s back, you might as well put one on Moxley’s. You wanna get violent? You wanna be tough guys? Well, you’re welcome to come find Moxley, he’ll be here all night. But he suspects that maybe, he’s not their type. What he could do is run up on them with a tire iron. He could run them over in the parking lot.

But he gets the sense that that wont’ teach the DCF anything. So he’ll pick the biggest, baddest, meanest one of all of ’em, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, and challenge Hobbs to a match one week from tonight in the main event of Dynamite in Jacksonville, Florida. Hobbs will accept, because in that match, Hobbs will find out just how out of his depths he is stepping to the IWGP World Champion. Because Moxley won’t make it quick or easy. He will drag Hobbs to the deepest waters that there are, and Hobbs will look around and see no shore. When he asks the ref for the rescue, Hobbs will know the difference between him and Moxley, and that Callis is feeding him lies.

Hobbs will know that he, like everyone else in this business, NO ONE can touch Moxley! There are a lot of great wrestlers in this world, but there is and only ever will be ONE Jon Moxley! The fans fire up for that, but will Hobbs survive the homecoming at Daily’s Place?


Mercedes Mone speaks.

“Last week, somebody attacked me in the dark because they were too afraid to face me in the light. But as the CEO, I always get right back up. And as the CEO, I can’t wait to pay back that b*tch that attacked me last week. Lights off, huh? That sounds a little too familiar, Julia Hart.” Mercedes didn’t think Julia was the kind to be a coward. Or maybe, it was someone who wants us to think it’s Julia? Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t wanna face Mercedes when she’s healthy. Either way, Mercedes puts the entire division on notice, and she will watch that Mixed Tag Match. But remember this: There’s a price to pay when you mess with Mone.


Mixed Tag Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland & Willow Nightingale VS Brody King & Julia Hart!

Speaking of that Mixed Tag, Dynamite is about to get Rated R as the TNT Champion and the Babe with the Power are stepping to the King of Death and the TBS Champion! Will Copeland & Willow have the edge going into Dynasty? Or will even now, The House Always Win?

Wait! Willow is down and out! A medic checks her but she says she’s fine. Kris Statlander & Stokely Hathaway aren’t so sure, but there is Dynasty to think about. And then the lights go out in the arena! And when they come back up, surprise! Brody is in the ring and he CLOBBERS Edge! Julia laughs from the stage as Brody TOSSES Edge out. The fans hoot and bark as Brody whips Edge hard into the barriers! Brody CHOPS Edge, stalks him, then whips him into more barriers! Brody makes Edge take a seat, fires off forearms, then hoots as he gets space. The fans hoot along and Brody comes back, to CROSSBODY Edge against the LEDs!

Brody stands, the ref reprimands but this isn’t even a match yet! Did the House just take out their enemies in quick fashion? Edge crawls towards the ring, he isn’t gonna let the House have their way! Edge drags himself up to the apron and into the ring, and the fans fire up as the bell rings! Brody runs up to SPLASH in the corner! Edge falls over, Brody storms around, then Brody drags Edge up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Brody CHOS Edge, has him on ropes, and CHOKES him on the ropes! The ref counts, Brody steps back, and Julia gets a cheap shot in! Then she CHOKES Edge while the ref is still busy with Brody! Brody storms up on Edge, suplexes high and hard, then stalks up behind Edge. Brody drags Edge up, ROCKS him, and Edge ends up in a corner. Brody digs his boots in, the ref counts again, but Brody lets off at 4. Edge sits down in the corner and Brody gives him scuffing, toying kicks. Brody lets off to stand Edge up, and CHOP him down! Brody CHOKES Edge on ropes again, but lets off as the ref counts.

Edge sputters, Brody drags him around, and Brody whips Edge hard into the corner! Edge falls, Brody storms up and stands on Edge’s face, but the ref counts. Brody steps back, Edge goes to the apron, but Julia is there to CHOKE him! The ref is none the wiser and Julia mocks the fans. Brody has Edge under ropes for the GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Brody drags Edge back up, and CHOPS him to a corner. Brody CHOPS again, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Brody hoists Edge up top. Brody climbs up to rain down fists! Brody only goes to three before he hauls Edge up, but Edge fights the superplex!

The fans fire up as Edge and Brody trade body shots. Edge then HEADBUTTS away on Brody, and BITES his forehead! Edge DECKS Brody off the corner, then adjusts. Brody stands, Edge FLYING LARIATS! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Julia coaches Brody, he sits up to fire a forearm! Edge fires back, they go shot for shot, then Brody CHOPS! Edge CHOPS! They CHOP, throw forearms, and the fans fire up behind Edge! Edge kicks and IMP- NO, Brody throws him away! Edge dodges the lariat to LARIAT! Brody stays up so Edge runs up to clothesline in a corner! And again! And again!

Edge fires shots, runs side to side, then BOOTS Brody! The fans fire up as Brody leans on the ropes! Edge runs again, for another BOOT! Edge huffs and puffs and he brings Brody around, IMPALER! Cover, TWO! Brody is still in this and Julia coaches him up. Edge stays on Brody, but Brody TOSSES him to the corner! Edge BOOTS back, goes up, and FLYING BLOCKBUSTERS! The fans fire up as Edge rises, and he has a wild look as he goes to the corner. Edge runs in, but Brody LARIATS him down! Julia is fired up, and Brody drags Edge to a corner. Brody storms around as he hoots, then he runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL but only gets buckles!

The fans fire up as Edge and Brody are both down! Julia coaches Brody, the fans rally, and here comes Willow! Taped up as she is, Willow’s on the corner! Brody drags Edge up and in, but Edge reaches out! Willow tags in! She goes up and she CROSSBODIES Brody! Then she chases after Julia! Julia says no no no, but then Edge SPEARS Brody! Willow hoots now, the fans join in, and Willow gives Brody a CANNONBALL! Julia runs in with a chain! CHAIN PUNCH!! The fans boo as Julia says the House Always Wins! Edge LARIATS Brody out of the ring, but Julia clamps on the HARTLESS LOCK! Willow is OUT, The House of Black wins!

Winners: Brody King & Julia Hart, by submission

The Princess of the Black Throne made sure to have an ace up her sleeve to take this one from Willow! But wait! Here comes Mone! And she has a chair! Julia laughs as she slips away, taking her title with her. The House of Black won tonight, but will they establish their Dynasty?

As for Mone and Willow, well Mone still has the chair and is considering her options. Edge slides back in, so Mone stands down. Edge shakes Mone’s hand, long time no see. Mone still wants to go Double or Nothing, but will she be facing the Keeper of Secrets? Or will it be a long awaited rematch with the Babe with the Power?


Backstage interview with Samoa Joe.

Renee Paquette says we’re just four days away from Dynasty, a PPV where the AEW World Championship will be on the line 1v1, Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland. Renee says that in this situation, just Joe and Swerve, how does Joe see Swerve as an opponent? Well, first, Joe viewed Swerve as a worthy adversary. Someone who some day might be a great champion. But for now, he’s just a nuisance. Joe says Swerve is not someone who has overwhelming speed, strength, size, no. He’s just someone who keeps standing back up after getting knocked down. No matter how many times Joe puts Swerve in the dirt, Swerve just gets back up.

To Joe, that doesn’t seem like a prerequisite to becoming a champion, that’s a punching bag. Then Renee wants to run this back to last week on Dynamite. Joe is always calm, cool, collected and in the driver’s seat. But after last week, Swerve getting his shot in on Joe, then Swerve & Nana holding up the AEW World Championship, Joe’s reaction… Walk us through what that was. As expected, Joe was worried his property was in the hands of someone who will never possess it. That maybe this belt would need to be disinfected before it could be TV ready. You don’t know where Nana’s been!

As for Swerve, Joe will focus on his track record and what he represents. It seems that with every title Swerve has challenged for, he has come up short. Is that not right? Seems like Swerve’s a choke artist. Every championship, every opportunity, every time he tries, he comes just so close, then swerves off target. History will repeat itself at Dynasty, as at Dynasty, Joe will do what he always does, and that is destroy the opposition, cement his legacy as the greatest AEW World Champion of all time, and for Swerve, “my friend, unfortunately you are a choke artist. And come Dynasty, you won’t have to worry about it. I’ll be the one choking you out instead.”

The One True King of Wrestling has spoken, but will he still end up dethroned by The Realest?


AEW takes a closer look at The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4.

But as the highlights of ladder matches and of All In London 2023 play, the Bucks themselves interrupt. This package sucks, who edited this together? Cut, cut! The video stops, and we cut to gorilla. Matthew Jackson “apologizes” to FTR, but tonight’s episode is already running short on time, so they gotta bump this from the show. But Matthew promises, the full package will go on social media. And Nicholas sure hopes FTR is watching, because they’re about to beat their friends’ asses in a really cool Six Man Tag. And yeah, it’s a tune-up for Dynasty! A ladder match for the tag titles? Are you kidding? The Bucks perfected that match!

And the Bucks will then become AEW’s first-ever THREE TIME World Tag Team Champions. But what about tonight, Rainmaker? Kazuchika Okada says, “Hey, Pac! You will not make it to Dynasty. You are a dead man!” Cue the music, time for the badass entrance using that elevator thing. But will the New Elite really be rolling into St. Louis with momentum? Or are they underestimating the Top Guys’ allies?

Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks VS PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Daniel Garcia!

The trios sort out and The Rainmaker starts against The Bastard as a preview of their Continental Championship match. The fans rally behind Pac, but then The Bucks CLOBBER him, and Okada BLASTS Pac’s corner! The fans boo as The Elite stomps away on Pac, then the Bucks stand down. Okada tags Nick, he storms up but Pac SOBATS! KICKS! And SOBATS! Pac runs to SHOTGUN BOOT! The fans fire up and Pac tags Penta. They double whip, double hip toss, then they coordinate, STANDING MOONSAULT LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Penta runs up to KICK Nick in the leg! The fans rally with “CERO! MIEDO!” as Penta has Nick on ropes.

Penta whips, Nick reverses, and Matt gets a cheap shot! Penta GAMANGIRIS Matt, but Okada BOOTS Penta down! The fans boo as Nick distracted the ref the entire time. Nick stomps Penta, tags Matt, and Matt rains down fists! The fans boo, but Matt tags Nick back in. The Bucks double whip Penta to a corner, then Matt runs in, only for Penta to TOSS him out! Nick runs up, Penta makes him handstand on the corner, and Penta SUPERKICKS! Nick staggers, Penta tags Garcia! Garcia rallies on Nick, wrenches and clinches, HALF HATCH! The fans fire up as Garcia clotheslines in a corner! Garcia goes up, and he rains down fists!

The fans count all the way to nine, then Garcia winds up to DO HIS DANCE! Garcia lets off, runs up on Okada and BLASTS him! Garcia LARIATS Nick, whips him to ropes, but Nick reverses. Okada trips Garcia and drags him out! But Garcia ROCKS Okada first! Matt runs up, Garcia DECKS him! But Nick PENALTY KICKS from the apron! Nick BLASTS Pac off the apron, Matt YANKS Penta down, and The Elite attacks while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Matt drags Penta up to whip him into railing! Penta tumbles over into the front row! Nick sends Pac into railing, then soaks up the heat. Matt throws hands on Pac, and he mocks Garcia’s dance, too! Okada puts Garcia in the ring for Nick, Matt mocks the front row, and Nick rains down fists on Garcia! Nick goes all the way to nine, so also mock the dance! Nick lets off to tell everyone that’s a FINE! Nick stomps Garcia, kicks him around, then he tags Okada. Okada storms up to CLUB Garcia, then he drags Garcia around. Okada snapmares Garcia, runs and basement DROPKICKS! The bucks applaud while Okada stands over Garcia.

Okada tags Matt, Matt drags Garcia up and whips him into the corner. Matt runs up but into an ELBOW! Garcia storms up, but Matt scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Nick tags in, slingshot LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Garcia grits his teeth, he pie faces  Nick, but Nick drops a knee on Garcia’s back. Matt gets on a mic to talk to Taz, and to also say hi to Excalibur and Tony Schiavone. Nick CHOKES Garcia on ropes, lets off at 4, and he runs up to SHINING WIZARD! Matt keeps doing his own play by play as Nick bumps Garcia off buckles. Dynamite returns to single picture, Okada holds Garcia in place and Nick runs in, but Garcia BOOTS Nick!

Garcia elbows Okada away, CHOPS Nick, repeat! Matt is concerned on “commentary,” Nick runs back in but Garcia sends him into Okada! Matt says to get him, but Nick waistlocks Garcia. Garcia wrenches to SAIDO free! Matt asks for the tag, Nick tags him, and Matt still holds onto the mic as he stomps Garcia! Matt says it’s fine, he’s got this. Matt promises the ref he won’t hit Garcia with the mic. Matt instead talks trash, shouting, “You think you’re better than me, Garcia?! HUH!?” Matt then pie faces Garcia! Matt eggs on “the kid,” dares Garcia to show him the reason they hired him, and Garcia gets up to reel Matt in!

Matt freaks out, saying he’s sorry, they’re good! But Garcia still gives Matt the SAIDO! The fans fire up while Garcia crawls, hot tag to Pac! Pac RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over then keeps moving to CLOBBER him! And CLOBBER him again! Pac whips, Matt reveres but Pac stops, sidesteps and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Nick runs in, but he also gets a SNAP GERMAN! The Bucks stagger up, Pac climbs a corner, DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! The Bucks bail out, the fans fire up, and Pac goes up a corner! ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Down goes both Bucks and the fans are thunderous! Pac even dares Okada to get some! Okada says he’s not legal, he can’t!

Pac still taunts Okada, but then Matt CLOBBERS Pac from behind! Okada tags in, now he’s legal. Okada then BLASTS Penta, and Nick steps back in. Okada and Nick get Pac up, they double whip him to a corner, then Okada sends Nick in. Pac puts Nick on the apron, Matt’s on the other side, and Okada runs in, DOUBLE GIRI ELBOW COMBO! Okada then brings Pac up, Alabama Lifts, and REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, Penta KICKS it apart! The fans fire up while Pac and Okada are both down! They stir, crawl, hot tag to Penta! CROSSBODY for Okada! Penta runs, SLINGBLADE for Nick! SLINGBLADE for Matt!

Penta catches Okada, tuck and pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, The Bucks break it! The fans boo but Nick rains fists down on Penta. The Bucks whip Penta to Okada, but Penta wheelbarrows and victory rolls, DOUBLE SATELLITE- NO, The Bucks back drop free! Garcia storms up, blocks Nick’s superkick to send it into Matt! Then Garcia reels Nick in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Matt superkick feints to DDT Garcia! Pac is up, he HOTSHOTS Matt, then slingshots to CUTTER! The fans are thunderous as Pac glares at Okada. Pac drags Penta to the corner, tags in, and “This is Awesome!” as we get that title match preview after all!

Okada fires a forearm, Pac gives it back, and they keep going back and forth! Pac gets the edge, then whips, but Okada reverses. Okada runs up, into a SUPERKICK! The fans are thunderous as Pac goes up the corner! But Matt trips Pac up! Pac crashes down to the mat, but the fans rally as Garcia rises! Pac crawls over, hot tag to Garcia! Garcia fires off forearms on Okada, then CHOPS! Garcia runs, into a DROPKICK! Okada drags Garcia up, scoops, but Garcia slips free to trip him! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Okada escapes, gets around, and sends Garcia into DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Then gut wrench and TOMBSTONE!!

Penta runs up, but Okada dodges the slingblade! Okada scoops Penta to TOMBSTONE!! Nick & Matt get in, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS into the RAINMAKER!! Cover, New Elite wins!

Winners: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks, by pinfall

The Continental Champion smirks as he looms over the Dragonslayer, but The Bucks sit Garcia back up! E V P TRIGGER!! Garcia suffers for being friends with FTR, and then the Bucks bring out a ladder! Penta gets up but Matt DECKS him! Matt stomps Penta, stands on him, and Nick brings Garcia over. Scoop SLAM onto the ladder! Garcia writhes, but the Bucks still aren’t done! They open the ladder, stick Garcia inside, and then squeeze it shut on him! Okada & Matt hold Garcia down while Nick climbs up, but Pac returns! Pac runs the New Elite off with that bell hammer! The Bastard already had reason enough to go after them, but will he take out his rage on Okada?

As for The Bucks, they’ve got the momentum and the upper hand going into that Ladder match! Will they be the ones making history? Or will Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood be the ones to establish their Dynasty?


Dynamite returns with Taz in the ring.

The Suplex Machine promised Chris Jericho to set up a meeting with Hook, so he’s here as moderator as Lionheart makes his entrance. Jericho joins Taz in the ring, followed by Hook. Taz has the mic while fans chant “HOOK! HOOK!” Taz says he’s just here to make sure things go nice and easy. There have been some issues between both Jericho and Hook. That said, Jericho has the floor. Jericho has the mic to say he’s known Taz for 30 years, and he appreciates Taz getting Hook to come out here. And to Hook, Jericho thanks him for coming out here. Jericho just wants to clear up some things.

The reason Jericho pulled Hook off the apron last week was not to mess with Shibata. Shibata ended up collateral damage. Jericho just wanted to get Hook’s attention and let him know it felt like Hook wasn’t listening to him as much as he should. The fans boo and Hook eats chips while Jericho says he is doing this all for Hook. Some say Jericho’s the greatest of all time at this. Others talk about the learning tree. Jericho says he IS the learning tree. The fans boo more but Jericho wants Hook to think about the people who listened to Jericho’s “perfect parables,” his pearls of wisdom. Every single one of them has gotten to that next level.

MJF, Orange Cassidy, Eddie Kingston, Daniel Garcia, Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay, and so many more! Everyone that has come into the “Jericho Vortex” has come out the other side a better performer, a better wrestler, and to be honest, a better person. That is what Jericho wants for Hook. He wants them to scale to the highest of heights together. They can reach the top of Wizard Mountain so they can both breathe in the rarified air of Jericho and reach the top! Jericho knows he can get Hook there. So what does Hook say? Is he ready to put the animosity aside so he can sit under the brilliant branches of the learning tree?

The fans are booing and saying no. What does Hook say? “No!” The fans cheer and Jericho looks disappointed. What does Hook mean, “no?” Hook says he doesn’t need Jericho’s help. Dude, c’mon. Don’t be stupid. Taz stops Jericho there, but Jericho tells Taz to stop. The fans boo but Jericho says he’s doing what Taz should’ve done 30 years ago and give this kid some proper guidance! Seriously! But this is what Jericho is talking about. He needs to get Hook away from all this dead weight that’s been holding him back his entire life. Taz says Jericho needs to calm down but Jericho says Taz needs to stop.

Jericho again tells Hook that he has had people his whole life telling him how good he is, how he’s a future world champion, including Taz, his father. But Jericho says Hook is not as good as he thinks he is! The fans boo more and Taz speaks up again, only for Jericho to SHOVE him! The fans boo even harder, and now Hook is mad! Hook drops the mic, he storms up to Jericho, and then he SHOVES Jericho into a corner! Hook tells Jericho that he crossed the line. You wanna see how good Hook is? He’ll go another round with him, anytime, anywhere! Now get outta his ring! Jericho says Hook doesn’t mean that, but Hook says it again, get outta his ring!

Hook lets Jericho go and the fans sing “Hey hey hey, Goodbye~!” Jericho slowly takes his leave, trying to smooth things over, but it’s too late for that. When and where will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil get his hooks into Lionheart?


Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

Renee now sits down with the #1 contender to the AEW World Championship. In just a matter of days, Swerve’s career could change. Swerve could become the NEW AEW World Champion at Dynasty. In order to do that, he has to beat Joe. We heard from Joe earlier, what is Swerve’s reaction to Joe calling him a “choke artist?” Swerve chuckles at that. He’ll ask back, does Renee agree with Joe that Swerve’s a choke artist? No, she does not. He doesn’t think so, either. Joe talked about Swerve stumbling, title opportunity after opportunity. He isn’t wrong about that. Swerve has stumbled out the gate, stumbling throughout his career.

But guess what? Swerve’s always fallen forward into success. Just in this past year alone, Swerve was put in a coffin, got back up. He got stapled, body thrown into barbed wire, and he got back up. Not but a couple weeks ago, a man punched him in the face with a chain, bloodied him, and Swerve is still here. Swerve always gets back up. That’s his military upbringing, his warrior ethos: never give up, never quit. So Joe, call Swerve whatever you want. Punching bag, choke artist, a parasite, but guess what? This Sunday at Dynasty, he’ll also be calling Swerve the NEW AEW World Champion. “Whose house?”

Renee asks what makes Swerve so confident about Sunday? Swerve thinks about it, and says with all due respect, it isn’t something he should be answering to Renee. He should be saying this to Samoa Joe. Swerve takes off the mic, takes off his jacket and his hat to get up in the camera. Swerve promises to tell Joe this to his face, in that ring, tonight! Swerve storms off, but will Joe bother to meet him out there?


Deonna Purrazzo VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther!

While The Virtuosa won’t be part of the sequel title picture with the leading lady, she’ll gladly take out the understudy! Will Deonna make sure Mariah can’t help Timeless Toni against Thunder Rosa? Or will Mariah make her mentor proud?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Mariah shoves Deonna down. Mariah pulls on Deonna’s hair, they tie up again, and Mariah puts Deonna in the corner. Mariah ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner but Deonna reverses. Deonna runs in, blocks a boot, THROWS Mariah by that leg, then runs to KNEE LIFT and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll through, but Mariah scrambles out of the ring! The fans fire up as Storm is there to check on her protege, but Deonna builds speed! Storm gets Mariah out of the way as Deonna baseball slides, and Mariah DECKS Deonna!

Mariah whips Deonna into barriers, Storm taunts the “loser,” then Mariah puts Deonna back in. Deonna swings, Mariah ducks and ROUNDHOUSES! Mariah rams a shoulder in, only to get caught! Deonna drags Mariah out for a DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO! Mariah goes to a corner, Storm coaches her, but Deonna runs up, Mariah goes up and over, ROCKS Deonna again, then puts Deonna up top. Mariah runs up to STRATUS- NO, Deonna shoves her away! So Mariah SHOVES Deonna to the floor! The fans cheer as Mariah poses, and Storm taunts Deonna again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref is busy with Mariah, and that lets Storm step on Deonna’s face! Mariah goes out to kick Deonna around, then CHOPS her against the apron. Mariah puts Deonna in, kicks her around, and then drags Deonna up. Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Mariah keeps calm, Storm coaches her and Mariah CHOPS Deonna. Mariah puts Deonna in a corner, bumps her off buckles, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Mariah lets off, but Deonna dodges the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! Mariah knees low, snapmares, then she clamps on a chinlock. Deonna endures, even as Mariah thrashes her around.

Deonna fights up, but Mariah throws her by her hair! The ref reprimands, Mariah “apologizes,” then she kicks Deonna around. Mariah brings Deonna through the ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Mariah lets off at 4, then she stalks Deonna to a corner. Mariah fires forearms, stomps a mudhole in, then lets off again. Mariah digs her boot into Deonna, lets off as the ref counts, then whips her corner to corner hard! Mariah runs in, Deonna ELBOWS her back, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Deonna ELBOWS Mariah again, goes up the corner, but Mariah runs up! Deonna BOOTS Mariah, then hits a FLYING KNEE on Mariah’s arm!

Deonna runs up to LARIAT Mariah, then whips her to ropes. Mariah reverses but Deonna KICKS back! And LARIATS again! The fans fire up as Deonna covers, TWO! Deonna is annoyed but she brings Mariah up. Mariah ROCKS Deonna! Deonna ROCKS Mariah! The forearms go back and forth, faster and faster, then Deonna gets the edge! Deonna runs up, but Mariah ROCKS her at ropes! Mariah runs, but Deonna catches her to the BACK2BACKBREAKER, and right into a takedown! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Mariah scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deonna lets go at 4.

Deonna drags Mariah up, CHOPS her, and Mariah ends up in a corner. Deonna whips corner to corner, Mariah reveres but Deonna dodges to BOOT! Cover, TWO! Mariah survives but Deonna drags her right up. Deonna reels Mariah in, vows to end this, and lifts, but Mariah slips free of the bomb! HEADBUTT! Deonna flops into a corner, Mariah takes aim! Storm and the fans rally up, KISS THIS!! Mariah hits the hip attack, then TORNADO DDTS! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and shocks Mariah! Mariah drags Deonna up, Storm wants this to end. Mariah fireman’s carries, Deonna sunset flips! But Mariah sits on it! TWO!!

Deonna finishes the sunset flip, DEONNA WINS!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

But Storm attacks Deonna! She and Mariah beat down The Virtuosa, but here comes Thunder Rosa! She CLOBBERS Luther, then dodges Mariah to BOOT Storm! Then ROUNDHOUSE for Mariah! La Mera Mera shoves Mariah out, has the fans all fired up, and Deonna gets in Rosa’s face. They argue, shove, and then Mariah trips Deonna to drag her out! Mariah and Deonna brawl, Storm takes aim, to kick Rosa low! But Rosa wrenches back to DECK Storm! Rosa gets Storm into a CAMEL CLUTCH, and brings out lipstick! Rosa SMEARS it all over Storm’s crazy face! Rosa gets payback for Storm disrespecting the face paint!

Storm scrambles away, Luther doing his best to clean her up. The Storm and the Thunder are about to clash, which force of nature will reign over the AEW Women’s Division?


Backstage interview with Bullet Club Gold.

Renee is now with the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, but she has to get the Gunns to stop tapping the mic. This is a very exciting time in AEW as Dynasty is just days away. BCG asked for this time, what is going on? Jay White says it is very exciting but Renee doesn’t seem that excited. This is supposed to be her favorite time of the week! She gets to talk with the who? Bang Bang Gang. Aw c’mon, say it with feeling! Yeah, like this! BANG BANG GANG! The Bang Bang Gang has been having a blast the last couple of months. They did some scissoring, learned new catchphrases, sold new merch, made new friends, got new fans, and the boys even hung out with their old man.

And now everyone can see just how much better off Austin & Colten are without Daddy Ass and with #StepdaddySwitch. And y’know what? They’ll fulfill their destiny at Dynasty! How did this all start? Surprise, surprise, it is all about the gold. They are the ROH Six Man Champs, and Acclaimed have what BCG wants! The Acclaimed are the AEW World Trios Champions! They’ll put it all on the line, #WinnersTakeAll! And then we will see that THE greatest three man unit today is the Bang Bang Gang! And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Jay White & The Gunns want it all, but will they lose it all in St. Louis?


The Acclaimed respond.

Daddy Ass says, “Well. It seems that you three have finally grown a set and showed everybody what your true intensions are, and that’s to get a shot at the championships that we now hold. Well, Jay White, I’ve already beaten the life outta you. And as for those other two, hell, I’ve been beating the hell out of them since they were little kids. You called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it.” Anthony Bowens says, “That’s right, Jay White. You wanna fight? This Sunday on Dynasty, you want us to put the AEW Trios titles on the line? Well guess what? We accept your challenge. So bring your little Ass Boys, bring your big golden bat, because guess what?

“The Scissor King has got a big golden bat of your own, and you can choke on it!” Max Caster says that’s right, “Twinkblade and the Ass Boys. You guys wanna make challenges? Well let us in on the fun, too. Just for old times, let’s run it back! Two on two, Acclaimed and the Ass Boys on Collision this week, and we’re gonna beat your ass, I’ve got no doubts about it! Because…” “EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” The stakes have been raised, who will establish their Dynasty in the Zero Hour?


Orange Cassidy VS Shane Taylor w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

Trent Beretta turns on Freshly Squeezed and now it’s all falling apart. And who better to kick someone when they’re down than Big Bad Shaney T. Boy? Will Shane rumble, bad man, rumble? Or will Cassidy fight like a man with nothing left to lose?

The bell rings and the fans rally behind Cassidy. But then Ogogo and Moriarty close in. Shane tells his guys it’s fine, he’s got this. Ogogo and Moriarty stand down. Shane eggs Cassidy on about how he took out Shibata. Shane even says Cassidy can give the people what they want and put his hands in the pockets. Cassidy puts his hands up, and then in the pockets! The fans cheer, Cassidy dodges Shane and SHOTGUNS! Shane stays up, Cassidy kips up, then he dodges again! Another SHOTGUN, another kip up, and Cassidy runs to SHOTGUN again! Shane stays up in a corner, but Cassidy runs in. Shane swings, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Shane blocks!

Shane suplexes, Cassidy kicks and flails, but ends up on ropes. Shane hits LONDON TOWER! Cassidy flops out of the ring, Shane distracts the ref, and Moriarty stomps away on Cassidy! Moriarty THROWS Cassidy into barriers, then puts him in the ring. Moriarty acts innocent, and Shane puts Cassidy in the corner. Shane taunts Cassidy, puts his arms around ropes and hands in the pockets. Shane winds up to CHOP! Cassidy sputters as he drops to his knees. Cassidy flops out of the ring again, but the ref tells Moriarty & Ogogo to back off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cassidy clutches his neck, slowly sits up, but Shane goes out after him. Shane winds up and hushes the fans, only to throw Cassidy into the ring. Shane won’t do what the fans want, and he drags Cassidy up into a corner. Shane wraps the arms around ropes again, tucks them back in the pockets, and then argues with the ref. Shane ROCKS Cassidy, Cassidy flops against ropes, and Shane taunts him while stalking him. Shane puts Cassidy in a corner, talks trash and pie faces, but Cassidy fires haymakers! Cassidy fires off shot after shot, then winds up, but Shane bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Cassidy flops out of the ring again!

Moriarty mockingly cheers Cassidy on while Shane goes out to fetch him. Shane puts Cassidy on the apron, and CLUBS him! Shane then goes up to the apron, lines up the shot, APRON LEG DROP! Cassidy sputters as he flounders away, and Shane storms back in after him. Shane taunts Cassidy, and Cassidy “unleashes” body shots. Shane pie faces Cassidy, Cassidy fires more shots, then winds up. Shane encourages the fans to fire up, too, but then Cassidy SUPERKICKS! Shane wobbles, but he DECKS Cassidy! Shane stalks Cassidy to a corner, stands Cassidy up, and Dynamite returns to single picture.

Shane fires off hands, but Cassidy dodges the chop! Cassidy runs in, Shane puts him on the apron, but Cassidy ducks to ROCK Shane back! And bumps him off buckles! ROCK, BUMP, repeat! Cassidy dribbles Shane off the buckles over and over, then lets off as the ref counts. The fans fire up, Cassidy climbs up, but while Shane distracts the ref, Ogogo grabs a foot! Cassidy shakes Ogogo off but Moriarty gets the other foot! Cassidy kicks him away, too, but Shane choke grips! Shane has Cassidy with both hands, but Cassidy throws hands! Shane still holds Cassidy up so Cassidy fires off faster and faster shots!

Shane lets Cassidy go, Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl, but Shane blocks the DDT again! Shane suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Shane wobbles, Cassidy runs to DIVE onto Moriarty! Cassidy then DIVES onto Ogogo! Cassidy keeps moving, takes aim, ORANGE- NO, Shane dodges! But Cassidy dodges, only for the SOUTHPAW to hit! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives, Shane huffs and puffs, and Shane drags Cassidy up. Shane vows to end this, and he tucks Cassidy in, only for Cassidy to fight free! Cassidy tries to Alabama Lift?! Shane’s too big! Shane KNEES Cassidy, but Cassidy ORANGE PUNCHES!! Off comes the elbow pad, Cassidy reloads, ORANGE- HAYMAKER from Shane!

Cassidy wobbles, Shane winds up again, but ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

But then Moriarty clamps on a SLEEPER!! The fans boo as Ogogo storms in and unbuttons his sleeves. The fans boo as STP mugs Cassidy! Ogogo shows off the Olympic level left hand, and then Shane says this isn’t it! Get Cassidy up! Ogogo & Moriarty drag Cassidy to his feet, but here comes Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal! But then BLAM, someone hits Daniels with a chair! And BLAM, same for Sydal! IT’S TRENT!!! Trent CHUCKS the chair into Sydal’s face! The fans boo, and Trent is still wearing the shirt, “Trent & Orange Win The Big One.” Trent glares at Cassidy, STP is a bit confused, but the fans tell off #JustTrent.

STP get Cassidy up again, and Shane DECKS Cassidy!! The fans boo harder, but Cassidy is put in the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Cassidy suffers as Trent leaves. Best Friends no more, but did Trent just watch the end of Orange Cassidy?



This Saturday, April 20th, the night before Dynasty, it is Collision AND Rampage back-to-back for THREE hours of All Elite Wrestling! Make sure your DVR is set accordingly so you don’t miss a minute of Dynasty Weekend!


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Just 24 hours before all their title matches on Dynasty, Okada & The Young Bucks are back in action against Pac & FTR! Will The New Elite win another trios match? Or will the #TopBastards have momentum going into St. Louis?


Roderick Strong speaks.

“Kyle, your comeback was sweet. I swear to you, I smiled and I cried because I was so happy to have you back. But there’s something that you didn’t realize.” Roddy is of course referring to how Kyle could do it on his own, so long as he didn’t get in Roddy’s way. Roddy finishes by saying, “When we step into the ring, I am going to break you, and I am going to end you forever!” Another friendship turned sour all because of pride and greed, but will the Savior of the Backbreaker be Kyle’s doom? Or will there be no End of Heartache when Kyle takes the International Championship away from The Undisputed Kingdom?


Will Ospreay VS Claudio Castagnoli!

The Don Callis Family tried to break the Blackpool Combat Club, and they just about did it to Bryan Danielson at the end of Collision last Saturday. Will the Swiss Superman exact some revenge on behalf of the American Dragon? Or will the Aerial Assassin simply sharpen his blade using Claudio’s body?

Dynamite returns as Claudio makes his entrance. Don Callis has magically appeared on commentary because “the golden goose,” “The King of the Bangers,” is here thanks to him. The bell rings and Claudio immediately UPPERCUTS Ospreay to the corner! Claudio drags Ospreay to a cover, TWO!! Claudio keeps the hot start going as he hauls Ospreay up, reels him in, and tucks the arms! RICOLA- NO, Ospreay slips free to ROCK Claudio, whip, but Claudio reverses. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAN- NO, Claudio blocks the rana to pop Ospreay around into a BACKBREAKER! Ospreay clutches his back while fans are torn.

The fans rally for Ospreay as hard as they can, but Claudio stands Ospreay up to ROCK him! Claudio storms up on Ospreay in the corner, throws a body shot, but Ospreay CHOPS in return! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ospreay down! The fans fire up, Claudio whips Ospreay to a corner, then runs up, into a BOOT! Ospreay goes up to FLYING RANA! Claudio tumbles away, gets up, but Ospreay BOOTS him out of the ring! The fans fire up, Ospreay aims but Claudio moves. No plancha and the fans boo, but Ospreay storms out after Claudio to CHOP him again! Ospreay ROCKS Claudio, but Claudio RAMS Ospreay into barriers!

The fans rally, Claudio RAMS Ospreay into railing! Claudio whips Ospreay at the LED, but Ospreay leaps over! Claudio runs up, but Ospreay ROCKS him first! Ospreay then goes up onto the barrier, to FLYING FOREARM! Down goes Claudio and the fans fire up! Ospreay SMACKS Claudio off aprons, fires shots, then puts Claudio in the ring. Fans sing for “OSPREAY~, OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” as he goes up the apron. Ospreay springboards but Claudio trips him up! Fans boo but Claudio drags Ospreay in, runs side to side, and DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans boo as Claudio stands on Ospreay and stomps around.

The ref reprimands and counts, Claudio steps off at 4, but then DOUBLE STOMPS again! Claudio brings Ospreay up, scoops, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Claudio bends Ospreay back against his knee, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay gets his hands in, throws hands on Claudio and stands up. They trade forearms, the fans rally, and Claudio eggs Ospreay on. Ospreay ROCKS Claudio! Claudio ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay fires a flurry, but Claudio ROCKS him again! Claudio brings Ospreay around to ROCK him in the back! Claudio eggs Ospreay on, whips, but Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and again, DEJA VU RANA!

The fans fire up as Claudio bails out! Ospreay gets fans to join in “OI! OI! OI!” then he runs up to PLANCHA! But Claudio catches him! APRON BACKBREAKER! Ospreay writhes, Claudio soaks up the heat, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio stomps Ospreay around, drags him up, and then whips him hard into the LED barrier! Claudio leaves Ospreay behind to step into the ring, and he lets the ring count handle this. Ospreay rises, clutches his side and hobbles his way into the ring. Claudio is there to stomp away on him! Claudio drags Ospreay up, Ospreay fires a forearm! Claudio fires back, they throw forearms back and forth again, but then Ospreay snapmares and KICKS Claudio! Claudio gets right up to snapmare and run, to UPPERCUT Ospreay! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay stays tough and Claudio grows frustrated. Claudio then clamps on with a chinlock.

Ospreay endures, fights up, throws body shots, then puts Claudio in a corner. Ospreay whips corner to corner but Claudio reverses, and Ospreay hits buckles hard! Claudio does a little victory lap before he cheers himself on. Then he drops an ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Claudio clamps a chinlock right back on, and the modified S grip lets him wrench Ospreay’s head. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Claudio knees low, runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Ospreay whips, Claudio reverses but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Callis says he told Ospreay in their strategy meeting that he needs “moves in bunches” to take down Claudio. The standing count starts, but both men stir. Claudio drags himself up with ropes, but Ospreay just kips up! “This is Awesome!” and Ospreay fires up! Ospreay runs in corner to corner, BOOT! Ospreay shoves Claudio down, goes to the apron, springboard and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Ospreay keeps calm while he brings Claudio back up. Ospreay underhooks, but Claudio blocks the lift! So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Claudio UPPERCUTS but Ospreay catches it!

Ospreay backslides, TWO! But then Ospreay steps through to SHARPSHOOTER! The fans fire up as Claudio endures his favorite hold! But as such, Claudio powers up, trips Ospreay, and now Claudio has the SHARPSHOOTER! Ospreay endures, the fans rally, but Claudio sits deep! Claudio reaches back, hooks an arm, and shifts to a CROSSFACE! The fans duel as Claudio rolls Ospreay from ropes! Ospreay rolls to a cover, TWO! Claudio BOOTS Ospreay, whips, but Ospreay handsprings again! Claudio gets under, ducks ‘n’ dodges, springboard, into a SUPERKICK! Underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!

Ospreay is beside himself while both men are down, but the fans are thunderous! The fans want them to “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this match has a time limit! Ospreay rises, he brings Claudio in and underhooks again, but Claudio still resists! Ospreay fires more Kawada Kicks, but Claudio RAMS him into a corner! Claudio lets off slowly, and pokes Ospreay in the eyes! The fans boo but Claudio UPPERCUTS again and again from all sides! The ref reprimands but Claudio UPPERCUTS until Ospreay sits down! Claudio then reels Ospreay in, short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Claudio stays focused.

Claudio scuffs Ospreay, the fans rally, and Ospreay rises. Claudio scuffs Ospreay more, slaps him around, but Ospreay fires a forearm. Claudio forearms back! The forearms turn to UPPERCUTS as Claudio fires from all sides! An UPPERCUT knocks Ospreay down, but he kips up to PELE! The fans fire up while Claudio wobbles, comes back, but Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay reels Claudio in, but Claudio slips out of the bomb to UPPERCUT! Tuck the arms, RICOLA- RANA!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio escapes but the fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Ospreay aims as Claudio rises, BUZZSAW and HEEL KICK!

Ospreay calls his shot, goes to the ropes and springboards, but Claudio catches him! Torture rack, BURNING HAMMER!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans fire up again! Claudio calls his shot now, and he sits Ospreay up. Claudio runs, runs, but Ospreay SPANISH FLIES!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives, but off comes the elbow pad! Ospreay aims, runs up, but into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!!! Callis came outta his seat but Ospreay is still in this! Claudio says it’s time, and the fans fire up! Claudio gets Ospreay’s legs, for the GIANT SWING! But Ospreay sits up!? And slips through to DDT!!

Ospreay goes up and up and LEAP OF FAITH!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives that sky twister, but Ospreay aims! HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

The Aerial Assassin takes down the Swiss Superman in an instant classic! Even Callis says that’s incredible! But wait, Konosuke Takeshita, Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs show up to mug Claudio! The fans boo, but Ospreay is rather surprised by this. Callis takes no responsibility for what his guys are doing, but Takeshita still drags Claudio to the ramp. This is like at the end of Collision! But unlike last time, here comes MOX! The fans fire up as the DCF regroups in the ring, only for Moxley to jump in from the crowd! Moxley fires hands on everyone, but that’s still a 3v1 fight! Hobbs and Fletcher mug Moxley, but he throws Kyle away to fire off with Hobbs!

Claudio is up, he DUMPS Takeshita into the stands! Moxley sends Hobbs running, and now the BCC regroups! Ospreay is still confused and upset and he storms off. Will the #BillyGOAT still get a fair fight with Bryan Danielson at Dynasty? Will Moxley humble Hobbs as part of AEW Homecoming? Well BREAKING NEWS for Collision tomorrow night! Bryan Danielson returns to action alongside Claudio Castagnoli to take on Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita, IN A BUNKHOUSE BRAWL! Will the American Dragon breathe fire and burn down the Don Callis Family all in one weekend?


Swerve heads to the ring!

Just as he promised, and with Nana by his side, The Realest is here. He has the music cut to say that this Sunday in St. Louis, the main event of Dynasty, it is Swerve challenging Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship. The fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve gets in the ring and says he was asked earlier tonight, how does he believe he’s going to defeat Joe? That answer is simple: remember last week, when he knocked Joe on his ass and had him scurrying like a little b*tch? Joe had fear in his eyes! He was quivering! Swerve was standing there, the title above his head, and it looked mighty good on him.

Joe showed Swerve everything he needed to see. Joe was scared! The fact that Joe knows Swerve’s gonna beat him and win the title. Swerve’s just out here with the people of Indianapolis, he’s just waiting on Joe to come out here so he can say all this to Joe’s face, like a man. So Swerve’s here, Nana’s here, so Joe, bring your Sweet Tooth ass out here! Swerve waits, and here comes Joe! But security stands in the way! This is the man Swerve wants, and he says he just wants to talk, so he can knock Joe’s ass out again! The cluster of Joe and the security guards gets closer and closer, so Swerve goes up and up! Swerve SUPER STOMPS the whole thing apart!!

The fans lose their minds as Swerve stares Joe down! Swerve says he is taking this from Joe, and then the fists fly! Joe whips Swerve into steel steps! Joe puts Swerve in the ring, fetches his belt, and says Swerve’s taking nothing from him! Joe storms into the ring, smirks as Nana checks on Swerve, and then Joe mocks Nana’s dance. Nana turns around and says hold on now! Joe storms up on Nana, but Swerve gets up to BOOT Joe! Swerve aims, for a HOUSE CALL! Joe is down but Swerve goes up! The fans are thunderous, but Joe trips Swerve up! Nana panics as Joe tells Swerve that he is NOT that man!

Joe HEADBUTTS Swerve, tucks him in, and hits the MUSCLE BUSTER!! Joe looms over Swerve, picks up the title, and holds it up high. Will this be the scene at the end of Dynasty? Or will Swerve finally have his moment?

My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite as the go-home to Dynasty, great escalating of things between Blackpool Combat Club and Don Callis Family. Moxley has a really good opening promo, and he surprisingly calls out Hobbs. Ospreay has an awesome main event with Claudio, and of course Ospreay wins to have momentum going into Dynasty. And I do appreciate that he is against how the Don Callis Family is doing things. They didn’t need to beat up Claudio, he isn’t even part of Dynasty, and now that even backfired as there’s going to be a BIG tag match on Collision as one last go-home to Dynasty. Pretty sure Bryan & Claudio win that so Bryan has momentum, too, making Dynasty’s dream match much more unpredictable.

Good promo from Mercedes Mone, and I like that her hair was colored to match the new Dynamite colors. But also, good detail for her to think how I was thinking, the attack on her could’ve just been Willow making us think it was Julia. Really good Mixed Tag with how someone, apparently Julia, attacked Willow beforehand. It ended up mostly an Edge VS Brody match that way, but good heroic entrance by Willow. But of course the House cuts corners to win, and great save by Mone to run Julia off. This does tease Mone VS Julia but I’m very certain the go-home math says Willow wins the TBS Championship to make Double or Nothing the rematch from the NJPW Strong Women’s title tournament.

Also good stuff in the AEW Women’s World title story as Deonna VS Mariah was a great match. Good win for Deonna, but of course Storm attacks her and that brings out Rosa. Rosa stands tall here, so the math indicates Storm retains. But at the same time, there’s still potential for Storm and Mina Shirakawa to fight over Mariah as opposed to fighting over a title. Or maybe they’ll fight over both? After all, May is Double or Nothing, so it could be a bit of both. Or like, Storm retains the title, but Mina “wins” Mariah to her side, #RoseGold does stuff in AEW or even ROH, and Storm will be without one of her insurance policies.

Great stuff in the story of New Elite. I actually liked The Bucks interrupting the hype package because it started too FTR friendly, and we got a great Six Man Tag. Of course The New Elite beat Pac, Penta & Garcia, but I was kinda hoping FTR was going to make the save to better set up the Six Man Tag I honestly thought we were getting tonight. Pac & FTR VS Okada & Bucks has to go really wonky, though, that’s a lot of go-home math that affects many titles. Meanwhile, Jericho’s face to face with Hook went about as expected in that Jericho ruins it cuz of his ego. Him shoving Taz was the unexpected part but it got Hook mad, and so we’re definitely getting Hook VS Jericho for the FTW Championship at some point.

Good promo from Roddy to hype up his match with Kyle, maybe Kyle has a tune-up match during Collision or Rampage this Saturday so he has momentum going into the match. Great match from Cassidy VS Shane, and while Shane Taylor Promotions interfered a lot, Cassidy winning was of course happening. STP beating him down, and Trent stopping the save was some wild stuff, though. A little surprised no one’s interviewed Trent, or tried and then get shot down by Trent, but him still wearing the “win the big one” shirt kinda implies what broke him. The moment they didn’t win the big one, after all the losses leading up to this, Trent finally gave up on Best Friends.

I am very happy that Acclaimed VS Bang Bang Gang is going to be Winners Take All for the trios titles. Good promos from both sides, but I just hope the winners will bring their AEW and ROH titles to both Collision and ROH TV on Honor Club. We finally got Kyle Fletcher back on ROH TV, the other male champions of ROH need to show up. And uh, for that matter, if Wheeler Yuta is unable to compete at all with his injury, Tony Khan needs to figure out what to do with the ROH Pure Championship. But I think we all know what’s going down with the AEW World Championship. Great promos from both Joe and Swerve, then a great final confrontation to close the night. And per the math, Joe stands tall, meaning Swerve is taking that title at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

Rumble, bad man, rumble!



The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!


  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.


AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?


Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?


Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?


AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?


Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?


BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?


ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?

My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10

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