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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (10/7/20)

The Y2J 30th Anniversary!

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

AEW celebrates THIRTY YEARS of Jericho!

AEW and the world or pro-wrestling celebrates Chris Jericho’s incredible 30 year wrestling career tonight, with him in a match! Will the Inner Circle be ready for Luther’s Chaos Project?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTW World Championship: Brian Cage w/ Taz VS Will Hobbs; Cage wins and retains the FTW World Championship.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship Brush with Greatness: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Hybrid2; FTR wins and retains the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
  • AEW TNT Championship Dog Collar Match: Brodie Lee VS Cody Rhodes; Cody wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
  • Big Swole VS Serena Deeb; Swole wins.
  • The Inner Circle VS Chaos Project; The Inner Circle wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW celebrates 30 YEARS of Y2J!

Ricky Starks says “Chris Jericho is one of the most influential people in this world.” Jungle Boy says Jericho “changed the way I think about wrestling.” Darby Allin was in the crowd for many of Jericho’s matches, and Chuck Taylor says he’s patterned a lot of himself after Jericho. Santana and Ortiz says Jericho is why they became a tag team. They read his first book and “saw the blueprint of becoming a pro-wrestler.” Jungle Boy adds that Jericho “has a way of creating a moment every time he’s out there.” Sammy Guevara says Jericho is a genius!

But what about favorite moments? Sammy  is his and Jericho hugging. Jungle Boy’s is taking Jericho to the time limit draw, his first big moment ever. Scorpio Sky says it was Orange Cassidy punching Jericho into the giant tub of mimosa. Darby says it’s Jericho showing up at the AEW pep rally and how it turned everything upside-down. It showed Jericho didn’t have to put up with any crap to still be the big name he is. Britt Baker says Jericho is THE original role model. Jake Hager says everything Jericho has touched has been incredible, impactful and transcends for generations. #ThankYouJericho for three DECADES of greatness!

 

Taz and Ricky Starks join commentary!

Good ol’ JR apologizes for not remembering his name right away. Starks is definitely an amazing star and the future of the business. But speaking of business, they’re here to watch this badass opener!

FTW World Championship: Brian Cage w/ Taz VS Will Hobbs!

Who can stop the Path of Cage? The Embodiment of Willpower is going to give it a try! Will Hobbs show he has the power to be the next alpha male to hold this title? Or will the Machine show us why Taz anointed him with this title in the first place?

The introductions are made, the orange and black belt is raised, and this battle of behemoths finally fires off!

Cage and Hobbs ram and throw hands! Fans fire up already as the two go back and forth but Cage knees low. Cage whips, Hobbs reverses and they ram again! Hobbs stays up, rams Cage back, Cage comes back into a forearm! Hobbs runs, Cage leaps up and over! Things speed up and Cage CLOBBERS Hobbs with the back elbow! Hobbs is right up to CLOBBER Cage! Taz can’t believe it! Hobbs suplexes, Cage suplexes first, but Hobbs fights out to suplex again. Cage fights out, wrenches and HEADBUTTS, but Hobbs ducks the lariat to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Cage gets to a corner, Hobbs hurries over and he throws body shots. Fans fire up for Hobbs as he throws more forearms. Hobbs climbs up, rains down punches, but Cage tucks Hobbs in to SUPERKICK! Cheeky Nandos is followed up but an Electric Chair FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Cage keeps his cool as he drags Hobbs back up. Cage bumps Hobbs off buckles, throws clubbing forearms and RAMS into Hobbs with his shoulder! Cage CHOPS Hobbs, but Hobbs shrugs it off?! Hobbs counter punches Cage but Cage kicks back. Cage whips, Hobbs reverses but Cage goes up and over to school boy and BOOT! Taz wants Cage to cover but Cage brings Hobbs up instead. Cage scoops Hobbs and uses Hobbs for a curl before the FALL AWAY SLAM! Standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Cage keeps his cool and sits Hobbs up for a chinlock. Cage squeezes tight but Hobbs endures. Fans rally up, Hobbs fights to his feet and fights out of the hold. Hobbs runs but Cage catches him, only for Hobbs to counter with a back suplex!

Both men are down and fans fire up. Hobbs gets to a corner, Cage goes to ropes. Both men stand, Cage runs in but Hobbs boots back! Hobbs runs to LARIAT Cage down! Hobbs rallies with more clotheslines, then BODY CHECKS Cage down! Cage hobbles up and Hobbs fires up! Fans fire up with Hobbs as he whips Cage to ropes. Cage kicks the back drop away then runs, into a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Cage survives but Hobbs gets up as fans rally. Hobbs drags Cage up and reels him in, saying he’ll end it. Cage powers out of the underhooks to fireman’s carry but Hobbs slips off, TWO HAND SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but that isn’t all Hobbs has in his arsenal! Cage rolls away to the corner, Hobbs brings him up and throws big forearms.

Hobbs whips, Cage reverses and pump handles Hobbs to a FACEBUSTER! Cage gets up and brings Hobbs back up, fireman’s carry. F5!! Cover, TWO!?! Hobbs survives and shocks everyone! Cage is seething but fans are thunderous as Cage brings Hobbs back up! Hobbs fights off the fireman’s carry, Cage standing switches to GERMAN! Hobbs is back up!? And he GERMANS Cage!! Cage is back up!! Cage swings, Hobbs runs, Cage dodges and they both keep going, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Both big men go down with such impact! A standing count begins as both men stir! The count reaches 5 before either sits up.

Cage has Hobbs and throws a forearm, but Hobbs gives it back. They brawl back and forth, faster and faster, but Cage back kicks, front kicks and spins, but Hobbs dodges! LAST WILL ‘n’ TESTAMENT! Cover, TWO?!? Fans are fired up all over again as Hobbs gets back up. Hobbs snarls as he grows a bit frustrated with Cage. Hobbs goes to a corner, climbs up top, and LEAPS! FROG SPLASH FLOPS!! Cage hauls Hobbs up, DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Cage wins!

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall (still FTW World Champion)

Will Hobbs may be big and strong, but so is Cage, so it all came down to endurance! Cage outlasted Hobbs and holds onto the title, but Team Taz isn’t done yet. Taz wants Starks and Cage to wait as he tells Hobbs to pay attention. “That was impressive. You are impressive, I will give you that.” Hobbs didn’t win but he fought his ass off. Now, Team Taz will play the Option Game. Option A: Hobbs takes the offer of a lifetime and JOINS Team Taz! Option B: Hobbs refuses Option A and Starks and Cage beat the hell out of him! What is Hobbs’ answer? Darby Allin makes it for him by showing up! Team Taz backs off, not wanting to take a shot from the skateboard.

Taz tells Darby to look at him! One day real soon, Darby will finally learn not to stick his nose in Team Taz business, “you rotten punk!” Have the battle lines been drawn once again?

 

Fans and friends of Jericho join in the celebration!

Rockstar icon Slash congratulates Jericho on this amazing run. It’s commendable, Jericho is definitely a survivor. Dennis Miller says Jericho is 30 years in, still not eroded by the elements. Still an impenetrable fortress who is also hilarious and a good man. Congrats, brother. NJPW’s Hiroshi Tanahashi, one of Jericho’s opponents during his more recent excursions there, gives “Jericho-san” congratulations on 30 years!

Jericho’s hockey legend father, Ted Irvine, congratulates Jericho on his journey. Jericho has represented the world of pro-wrestling with honor against some of the greatest names in the world, and is now opening the door to many young wrestlers, male and female, wanting to live that same dream as he has. And he’s also been entertaining everyone around the world for those 30 years. Le Champion isn’t done yet, and Ted is excited to see the next 30 years! Get going, kick butt and get your butt kicked, so long as you keep entertaining us. He’s so good at it! And here’s a toast of a little bit o’ the bubbly! Speaking of the bubbly, Bully Ray is chugging some down! Rock on, Jericho!

 

AEW hears from Lance Archer.

“Jon Moxley, this ain’t the first time we’ve stepped in the ring together. January 4th, 2020, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom. We tore it down in the Texas Death Match.” But Archer learned a lot since then, and things will be very different come October 14th. Archer is pissed off, is angry and ready to kick some ass. And Moxley, that ass will be yours. Moxley has taken his time “playing around” with Eddie Kingston and The Butcher. Those guys are badass, but they’re NOT Archer. Archer couldn’t be stopped by 20 men, so Moxley stands no chance in hell! Moxley will wish he took all that time to prepare for Archer, because this won’t be pretty. Archer promises he is going to have a damn good time! But will the Dynamite Anniversary see the beginning of the Murderhawk Monster Era?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championship Brush with Greatness: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Hybrid2!

Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood have been “a couple of weenies” lately, using any excuse they can come up with to avoid Best Friends. But will Jack Evans and Angelico make FTR regret giving them a shot instead?

As both teams make their entrances, the Young Bucks are watching backstage. Matt and Nick Jackson also want their own match with FTR, will FTR still be champions by the time they get their shot? Or will their bad behavior trump their win-loss record?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the 20 minutes are on the clock!

Evans starts with Dax and rushes him at the bell! Evans kicks Cash and huricanranas Dax to a cover, TWO! Dax gets up but Evans wheelbarrows to a victory roll, TWO! Angelico tags in, Evans BOOTS Dax away then goes up and around to springboard tornillo roundhouse Dax down! Angelico climbs while Evans runs and dropkicks Cash down! Angelico crossbodies, covers, TWO! Dax flounders up, Angelico gets around and underneath for that unique drop toehold and gets the legs. Cash reaches out to drag Dax to safety, and FTR regroups with Tully. FTR get in the faces of the crowd of wrestlers, and go to take the titles. FTR is quitting? Angelico won’t let them as he LEAPS over! FTR catches him, Evans LEAPS in and topples them all over! Perhaps double-edged but it was the only way to keep FTR here!

Evans hobbles up and drags Dax into the ring. Cover, TWO! Evans keeps his cool and he drags Dax back up for a scoop and slam! Evans hobbles to the corner, hops up and poses, but Cash trips him up! Evans falls on his hybrid two! Dax brings Evans down with the DRAGON SCREW! Evans bails out, Dax is after him and he gets the leg for a SHIN BREAKER to the railing!! Evans writhes as he clutches his knee and Dax dares him to fly around now! Dax drags Evans up and over to dump on the floor, then up and into the ring. Dax has the legs and SLAMS one against the ropes! Tag to Cash and Cash laces the legs up for a DRAPING FIGURE FOUR! Evans suffers as AEW goes picture in picture!

The ref counts, Cash lets Evans go and then hurries in to stay between Evans and Angelico. Cash stomps Evans down, hauls him up and scoops to RAM him into the corner! Evans is in a Tree of Woe and Dax tags in. FTR mugs Evans’ legs! The ref counts, FTR lets up and Cash high fives Tully. Dax paces around as Evans sits up. Dax drags Evans up by his hair to put in the corner and CHOP! And then he puts the leg on the ropes to pull and thrash about! The ref counts, Dax lets Evans go at 4 to get in Angelico’s face. The ref has to keep Angelico back, and that allows Cash to go after the bad leg himself! Angelico protests but he has to back down for the ref to go back to Evans. Evans still gets Dax for a cradle! ONE, and Dax drags Evans around to YANK the leg!

Dax looms over Evans, tags Cash in, and FTR coordinate to JAM the knee! Cash turns Evans over, hooks the leg, and does the Bernie Lean into the SNAP Deathlock! Cash does another awful dance move to then cover Evans, TWO! Angelico is also there and Cash shoves him! The ref is busy with Angelico again and FTR mugs Evans in the corner! Cash drags Evans up, snapmares him and then drops down on the knee. Cash wrenches the foot but Evans punches free! Evans hurries but can’t get away! AEW returns to single picture as Cash gives Evans another SHIN BREAKER! Cash brings Evans up, wrenches to another SHIN BREAKER! Cash pushes Evans down, soaks up the heat and steps through for a standing toehold. Evans resists the figure four and boots Cash into the corner!

Evans crawls but Cash tags in Dax, and Dax intercepts! Evans ENZIGURIS Dax down! Both men are down, fans rally up for Evans, which is rare in itself. Dax grabs the leg for a DRAGON SCREW! And then the HALF CRAB! Evans reaches for ropes, Tully and Cash taunt him but he still gets the ropebreak! Dax lets go at 4, then drags Evans back up. Evans sunset flips out of the shin breaker, TWO! Tag to Cash, Cash runs and swings on Angelico. Angelico dodges, so does Evans! Hot tag to Angelico! Angelico rallies, Dax catches him but Angelico boots Cash away! Angelico boots Dax into buckles and arm-drags him away! Cash is up but Angelico blocks the kick for an extra strong DRAGON SCREW!

Dax runs into a drop toehold, Angelico rolls to get the facelock! Cash runs in, Angelico kicks his legs out, and catches Cash! FTR is stuck in a DOUBLE INVERTED STF!! FTR flail, claw, crawl, and Tully pushes the ropes forward. The ref reprimands but FTR both get the ropebreak! Angelico lets them go, drags Cash back up and fans rally for “T H 2! T H 2!” Angelico whips, Cash reverses but Evans tags in. Angelico dodges Cash and Evans ROUNDHOUSES! Angelico lifts Cash while Evans goes up, DUMDUM STOMP BACK SUPLEX! Evans DECKS Dax, covers Cash, TWO!! Cash survives but the fans are fired up! Evans drags Cash into a drop zone, tags Angelico back in and Angelico gives Evans the boost for the STANDING 450! Cover, TWO!!

The Bucks are still watching as Angelico wrenches and lifts Cash. Evans tags in, Dax trips Angelico up and drags him out! Cash ROCKS Evans, and FTR regroup at the corner. Dax tags in, brings Evans up, O’Conner roll into CHAOS THEORY! Cash rings Evans up, DRAGON SUPLEX! Dax jackknifes to cover, Angelico breaks it!! Cash throws Angelico out and FTR has Evans all alone. They drags Evans up but Evans fights with elbows and haymakers! Eddy Gordo ROUNDHOUSE for Cash, Dax DECKS Evans! Dax puts Evans up top and backwards on a corner then CHOPS him on the back! Dax climbs up, Angelico hurries over but Dax clubs him down! Evans elbows Dax down!

Evans adjusts, and PHOENIX- NO! The bad leg keeps him from completing the rotation, but he more or less stomps Dax on his ear! Evans goes up again to MOONSAULT, cover, Cash breaks it! Angelico throws Cash up and over but Cash holds on. Cash ducks the roundhouse, jumps the sweep but the Eddy Gordo kick gets him again! Angelico builds sped, FLIES out but lands on his feet as Cash dodges! Cash GORY BOMBS Angelico into the apron! Evans rolls over Dax’s back to kick Cash down! Evans goes back to Dax, backslide and bridge, TWO!! Dax narrowly escapes, ducks Evans’ punches and blocks his kicks, but Evans dodges Dax’s clothesline. Evans kicks, it’s blocked, GERMAN SUPLEX! But Evans lands on his feet! And he handspring HEEL KICKS Dax back!

Dax wobbles, Evans reels him in, but Dax LARIATS! Dax drags Evans up, in, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Evans survives and fans are fired up! Evans gets to a corner and kicks Dax. Dax grabs the legs, yanks Evans up but Evans lands on his feet again. But Dax grabs him again, drags him to the FTR corner and hoists him up top. Dax throws haymakers, Cash tags in and goes to the other corner, SUPERPLEX and FROG SPLASH! Cover, FTR wins!

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

The champs win within their own imposed time limit, but it was still a close one! Will the Brush with Greatness continue to sweep contenders aside?

The Young Bucks are a bit beside themselves watching this backstage. Nick admits FTR was pretty good. Matt sees the camera is live. Are they spying on the Bucks? Is Matt thinking what Nick is thinking? Their favorite move, the DOUBLE SUPERKICK! They knock the cameraman down! Well, sorry about that. But they forgot their wallets, so they can’t really pay the fine right now. Oops.

Wait a minute, who put the graphic of FTR dressed as hot dogs up? Well, who else? Here comes Best Friends! It’s even a shirt now! Chuck and Trent hope they get the joke. The hot dogs are wieners, cuz they’re weenies. Fans chant, “Weenies! Weenies!” as Trent says they as “comedy backyard wrestlers,” are just trying to tell FTR that they are weenies. But what’s not a joke is that Best Friends are THE #1 contenders. And oddly enough, they just walked past Tony Khan, and he told them their title match is LIVE for the Dynamite Anniversary! FTR rubs the belts in Best Friends’ faces, then they swing on ’em! Best Friends dodge the belt shots to DECK FTR!

They brawl, Best Friends whip FTR but FTR bails out! Fans boo the “Weenies!” but Best Friends hold up the belts! Will FTR have to #FaceTheReality that Trent and Chuck might seriously take those titles from them?

 

MJF talks about Chris Jericho.

“Thirty years. What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Chris Jericho?” Here’s a story. They say, “Never meet your heroes,” but MJF is inclined to disagree. The first time MJF really got to talk to Jericho was after Double or Nothing. MJF was “slightly inebriated” and it was his big first brush with being a real star here. Jericho walked right up to MJF at the after party and said, “You’ve really got something. Keep it up, don’t stop, keep studying, and don’t be afraid to pick and take little nuances from people you look up to.” MJF took his index finger and pointed at Jericho. Jericho smiled and MJF will never forget that.

As their friendship “begins to bloom more and more each week,” MJF just wants Jericho to know how proud MJF is of him, and how inspired he is by him. MJF may or may not show up in person to congratulate Jericho himself tonight.

 

More friends and fans congratulate Jericho!

Shaquille O’Neal tells “Christopher Bartholomew Jericho” that for having 30 years in pro-wrestling, “legend” is an understatement. Whatever is above legend, that’s Jericho. Thanks for entertaining us all! Gene Simmons wishes Jericho a happy 30th anniversary. Jericho has been on his hands and knees all his life working for this, but it’s spectacular. Maybe he’ll get somewhere some day. Don Callis says Jericho is still the exact same guy who was sitting next to Callis on the bus for that 12 hour road trip. Don’t change now, and have another great 30 years! Lars Ulrich congratulates Jericho on 30 years! Thirty years?! Hell yeah! Thirty years of kicking ass, being super cool and just doing what he does with that big lion heart. Diamond Dallas Page tells the Painmaker, Le Champion, the Demo God is most importantly a brother. Congratulations, Jericho.

 

AEW TNT Championship Dog Collar Match: Brodie Lee VS Cody Rhodes!

Mr. Brodie thought he had vanquished the American Nightmare, but then he returned only five weeks later with a new look and a new edge! Cody vows there are no regrets, there is no looking back, and no denying that they both will be much different after this match! But has Cody only made this worse for himself acting on emotion? Or will he win back his pride and self-respect along with the title?

Cody has Brandi and Coach Arn Anderson, but Mr. Brodie has Anna Jay and John Silver, who is carrying the dog collars with the 15 FEET of heavy, steel chain between them. The introductions are made, including Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, a veteran of this match type. The belt is raised and AEW goes to break before the Exalted One and the Prince of Pro-Wrestling are collared to each other.

AEW returns, Cody and Brodie are in the collars and the ref rings the bell! Brodie and Cody try to pull the other over but that tug-o-war is not in Cody’s favor. Brodie reels Cody in, Cody uses the momentum to rush Brodie but he gets clear, Silver gets blasted off the apron! Number 4 shouldn’t have been up there in the first place. Brodie BOOTS Cody down and drops an elbow! Brodie moves the chain aside to KICK Cody in the back, then drags him up to scoop and slam! The chain adds to everything as Brodie drops another elbow! Cover, TWO! Cody grabs the chain but Brodie kicks his hands away. Silver gets up and is bleeding from the chain attack! Proof how dangerous the chains can be. Brodie gets an idea and wraps some chain around his arm, but Cody avoids the full metal elbow drop!

Cody gets up, to a corner and he boots Brodie back! Cody clotheslines but Brodie stays up! Cody tries again but Brodie still stays up. Cody punches, drops and uppercuts! Cody gets the chain clear, runs up and up, but Brodie YANKS him down by the chain! Valentine probably knows a bit about that as he watches Brodie go out. Brodie has Silver move aside so he can drag Cody to the ropes. Cody tries to stay in the ring but Brodie brings him out. Brodie ROCKS Cody with an uppercut, then lifts Cody to SLAM off the apron! Brodie confiscates a chair from the wrestlers at ringside, and he tells Silver to sit. Silver obeys, but Cody runs in and Brodie moves, Silver gets dropkicked OUT of the chair! Now his arm is hurting!

Brodie uses the chain to drag Cody into the ring, and then clotheslines him with the chain! Brodie takes a moment to catch his breath before he drags Cody up. Fans rally up for Cody but Brodie hits a DDT onto chain! Anna Jay hurries over to check on Silver, but Brodie tells her to get Silver out of here. Those two leave and Brodie goes after Cody with a chain to his forehead! There’s already a cut on Cody’s eyebrow, the chain is only grinding it open! Arn coaches Cody up but Brodie goes out to back Arn off. Brodie has Cody’s blood on his hands and even face, and he CLUBS Cody on the apron! Now the blood is on Brodie’s arm. Brodie rakes the cut and Cody writhes and flounders away. Brodie has him in a corner to CHOP! And CLUB!

Cody sits up and the ref checks that wound but Brodie brings Cody up to whip. Cody ducks under, grabs the chain and YANKS it! Brodie gets hit in his exalted one! Cody then uses the chain in the Russian Leg Sweep! Both men are down and fans are thunderous as Cody rises! Cody punches his own bloody wound to fire up! The crimson mask is strong as Cody glares at Brodie. Brodie goes out but Cody uses the chain to YANK him into the apron! Cody runs and DIVES! Cody hits Brodie, Brodie hits barriers, but Cody uses the chain to stand him back up! Cody clubs away, but Brodie throws Cody over the railing. Brodie uses the chain to YANK Cody into the railing! And again! Brodie pushes Cody away to then yank him up and over!

Brodie drags the timekeeper’s table out and over to where Cody is. Brodie kicks Cody, grabs a chair to toss it into the ring, and then another chair. Brodie ROCKS Cody with an uppercut, brings him into the ring and adjusts the table’s position. Fans rally up for Cody as both men end up on the apron. Cody gets up, Brodie drags Cody into a choke grip but Cody fights back! Cody punches Brodie with the chain! Brodie shoves him but Cody hops down and yanks Brodie into a CUTTER!! Both men are down and Cody sits up with a sinister grin on his face as AEW goes picture in picture.

Cody catches his breath and gets to his feet. The ref finally checks the wound on Cody’s forehead, but it seems to be done bleeding for now. Cody reels Brodie to the ring with the chain, then throws a forearm! Brodie holds onto ropes so as not to fall into the table, and he hits back. But Cody BEAUTIFUL DISASTER KICKS back! Brodie wobbles, Cody goes back to the apron and clubs Brodie on the back. Cody reels Brodie in, underhooks and PACKAGE PILEDRIVERS Brodie through the table!! That was truly double edged because Cody had to fall with Brodie! The ref checks on both men, and they’re both somehow okay to continue. Cody fires himself up and now BRODIE is bleeding! Cody drags Brodie up and into the ring, covers, TWO!! Brodie still lives but his face is even MORE of a crimson mask!

Cody gets to a corner as AEW returns to single picture. The ref checks on Brodie’s wound but he’s still moving. Cody stalks Brodie and dares him to get up! Brodie gets up to get a CHAIN PUNCH! And another! Cody reels Brodie in for a GOURD BUSTER onto the chain! And then Cody LASHES Brodie with the chain! And again! Cody turns Brodie over to rain down full metal fists! Cody sits Brodie up for another full metal punch! Cody has Brodie in a corner and he loops the chain around the post, to CHOKE Brodie! And STOMP him! Cody gets the chain off the post and brings Brodie out to bump him off buckles. Cody wraps up his fist to bump Brodie off it! But Brodie whips Cody out, and uses the chain to reel Cody in, and tries to HANG Cody with it! Cody blocks with an arm, Brodie yanks him up and into the ring for a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!

Brodie is furious and he shouts at Arn. Fans fire up for Cody as Brodie rains down full metal punches of his own! Brodie grabs one of those chairs he brought in, to TOSS at Arn!? Arn manages to dodge that discus toss and he gets in the ring to confront Brodie! But here comes ALEX REYNOLDS! Number 3 has returned, but Arn gives him a SPINE BUSTER! Arn’s still got it! But then Brodie sucker punches him! Cody CLOBBERS Brodie for that! Roll up, TWO! They’re tangled up, Cody gets up, kicks, drops down but kicks instead! Cody throws more metal fists into Brodie, and then clubs away with the chain! Cody gives Brodie another BIG full metal fist! Cody snapmares Brodie with the chain, and CHOKES him! Brodie endures but he’s fading and bleeding and turning purple!

Cody lets go and has another sinister grin. Cody goes up top, leaps, for a MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Brodie survives but Cody keeps his cool. Cody has more chain, but Brodie boots the punch away and SUPERKICKS! Cody blocks the next kick, to get the CROSS RHODES! Cover, ONE?!? Brodie refuses to let it end here! Cody doesn’t mind, he brings Brodie up into the inverted underhooks, and tries to lift. Brodie goes up and over the inverted Especial to SUPERKICK! The chains trip him up, he SUPERKICKS again for good measure! Brodie brings Cody up to POWERBOMB onto the chain! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Cody bails out, but Brodie yanks him into the post! Cody yanks Brodie into the post!

Cody and Brodie both get in, Cody climbs up top. Cody has another fist of chain but Brodie uppercuts first! Brodie ROCKS Cody again, climbs up to join him, and SUPERPLEXES! Both men are down and a standing count begins! Fans rally up, the count gets to 4 before both men sit up. Brodie throws a haymaker, Cody gives it back. Brodie hits another, Cody dribbles Brodie off the chain! And again! Cody JABS, runs, but into a pop-up, full nelson, DRAGON SUPLEX! Brodie snarls as he powers up and spins, but Cody gets around the discus to suplex for the FINAL CUT! Shout out to brother Dustin, he gets the chain around Brodie’s head! Mouth, nose, eyes, the chain is digging in! Cody elbows away over and over and over, then hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody wins!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

The Dark Order walks out to witness the shocking development while the Nightmare Family hurries to check on Cody. The Dark Order hurries down to help Brodie out of the ring, too, and Cody celebrates with his Nightmare Family! Tony Schiavone goes down to congratulate Cody on one “hell of a battle.” Cody thanks Schiavone and everyone. “There is no feeling on earth like being able to perform and compete in front of a live crowd.” Cody spent the time from when he was 15 year old to this moment here, “trying to reach across the aisle to feel your love.”

People suggested he should take a dark path because he darkened his hair and it means he went another route. “To hell with that!” Cody is sticking with the fans until the very end! It isn’t pandering, it’s his life’s work! The fans have made this for him, so he wants to be on AEW Dynamite’s anniversary and DEFEND this title! Then who will it be against? A great question, but here comes the answer! Orange Cassidy walks right out onto stage and the fans are thunderous! Cody gives him a THUMBS UP! The American Nightmare VS Freshly Squeezed, what a way to celebrate Dynamite’s own anniversary!

 

AEW returns and has news for the contender’s tournament!

We already learned that Jungle Boy, Rey Fenix and Kenny Omega are among the eight in this single elimination tournament to name a contender to the AEW World Championship. Three more names have been decided! Wardlow, Colt Cabana and Hangman Page are now part of the bracket! We only have two more contenders to name, who will they be?

 

Backstage interview with Kenny Omega.

Alex Marvez talks with Omega about the contender’s tournament. He’s back full time as a singles competitor, how does it feel? It feels GOOD! He was waiting for over a year to get back in the hunt for the AEW World Championship, and what better way to do it than in an tournament? If there’s been a tournament somewhere in the world, Omega has won it. If you’ve had a tournament somewhere in the year, he’s probably entered and won it! And this tournament will be like no other! Jungle Boy, Rey Fenix, Colt Cabana, Wardlow and his tag team partner, Hangman Page. Yes, even tag team wrestlers have an interest in the world championship! This will be the premier tournament to watch! And the one where Omega finally stakes his claim on the world title belt.

So don’t be surprised that after Omega’s hand is raised and he is named the contender, he is the one who takes it off “whoever the hell is the champion at the end of the pay-per-view.” So Omega is rather confident. Omega dares AEW to throw whoever they have at him. He doesn’t care if they’re a singles wrestler or a tag team guy like Hangman. It could even be a cowboy like Hangman, Omega doesn’t care. It rolls right off his shoulder. Omega is going to be the winner and the champion he was destined to be since day one, Hangman or not. For not caring about him, Omega sure seems obsessed with Hangman being in this tournament now. Is Omega… worried?

 

Big Swole VS Serena Deeb!

Swole made her in-ring return on Dark, but now she’s back on Dynamite to make her return even more explosive! Will Swole get on a roll towards the AEW Women’s World Championship?

The bell rings and Deeb circles with Swole. They tie up, go around and Deeb gets the arm. Deeb wrenches, Swole slips through and wrenches back. Deeb rolls, spins and wrenches back to wrangle Swole down. Fans cheer the exchange as Swole gets up. Deeb headlocks, hits a takeover but Swole headscissors. Deeb pops out and fans cheer as the two stand off. The two go again as fans rally up. Deeb and Swole tie up with knuckle locks and have a test of strength. Swole powers Deeb down fast and gets the shoulders, Deeb gets up at ONE and reels Swole in to a sunset flip, ONE! Swole is up but Deeb wrenches an arm, only for Swole to wrench back. Swole spins Deeb around, hammerlocks both arms then CLUBS her! Swole half straitjackets Deeb to throw forearms and hit a backbreaker!

Swole brings Deeb back up, throws forearms and then whips Deeb to a corner. Swole runs to the side but Deeb comes back with a LARIAT! Swole goes to the apron, Deeb drags her back up and through the ropes, DRAGON SCREW! Swole goes down hard and Deeb goes after her again. Deeb brings Swole through the ropes for a neckbreaker hotshot! Swole sputters as AEW goes picture in picture.

Deeb drags Swole back in to drop down on the leg with elbows. Deeb keeps on the legs for an Indian Deathlock! Deeb also gets the arms for a surfboard cradle, TWO! Swole escapes and works to get her bad leg moving. Deeb drags her up first and wrenches the arm to an elbow breaker! Deeb trips Swole and uses the knuckle lock cover, ONE as Swole gets an arm up. Deeb brings Swole up to drop down, roll and keylock Swole back down! Cover, TWO! Deeb SLAMS the other arm then covers, TWO! Deeb grows frustrated and Swole hits back with body shots! Deeb clubs Swole, drags her back up and wrenches to another elbow breaker! Deeb wrenches through, hooks Swole up in the IRON OCTOPUS, and AEW goes to break!

AEW returns and Swole is still down, clutching her back. Deeb drags Swole up, whips her to a corner, but Swole stops herself, only to collide with Deeb! They both go down but fans rally up. A standing count begins and Swole rises at 4. Deeb stands, too, but runs into Swole’s elbows and clothesline! Swole rallies, throws forearms, but Deeb ducks the roundhouse! Deeb swings, Swole ducks and HEADBUTTS! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives but Swole is right after her! Swole whips Deeb to a corner, runs in but is put on the apron. Swole ROUNDHOUSES Deeb then steps in, for a BACKSTABBER from Deeb! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up as Deeb drags Swole around, but Swole cradle counters, TWO! Deeb gets Swole to a backslide, TWO!

Deeb kicks low, reels Swole in and double hammerlocoks before the lift. Swole kicks to fight free of the driver, then ROCKS Deeb with a forearm. Swole goes to run, Deeb reels her in and passes her up, but Swole follows to uppercut! Swole runs, into Deeb’s elbow! Deeb runs but Swole follows again, Deeb elbows Swole again! Deeb runs but Swole BOOTS! HEADBUTTS! DIRTY DANCING!! Cover, Swole wins!!

Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall

The #2 contender wants to be #1, and the best way to do that is to keep winning! Will Swole climb the ranks and have her shot at the champion?

 

AEW hears from Jon Moxley.

“October 14th marks one year of AEW Dynamite on TNT, but I will not be celebrating.” He hasn’t had much time to celebrate this year, “because for every monster, for every hungry young kid, for every legend I take out, there’s another one waiting around the corner, and that’s the life of a world champion.” Moxley has been in the game long enough to know that eventually, everyone’s number will be called. Eventually, someone is going to take Moxley out. That could be Archer, and that could be October 14th. “One does not simply beat Lance Archer. One survives Lance Archer.” Moxley knows from experience. He barely left Tokyo with his teeth in his mouth and his head on his shoulders. Now the chicken has come home to roost and tracked Moxley halfway around the world to do it.

Like a samurai, Moxley meditates daily on his own demise, “being ripped apart by swords and arrows.” Every time Moxley hands the belt to a referee, he may not get it back. But what happens on October 14th, Archer? Maybe he wins, maybe Moxley does. Moxley has a lot of regrets in his life, but laying down for Archer is not going to be one of them. He will leave it all in the ring, and Archer will have to unstrap the belt from his dead body! Maybe Archer does. But it’s like Archer says: Everybody dies.

 

Another round of friends and fans congratulating Jericho!

Lance Storm wishes Jericho a happy anniversary! Thirty years of friendship, and he couldn’t be happier. Long live Le Champion! Kevin Smith wants to crack open a bit o’ the bubbly for Jericho! THREE DECADES in little shorts and showing off that body. Eli Roth congratulates Jericho, it’s unbelievable! The Beatles were only together for 7 years, so Jericho’s basically 4.5 times better or something. Gabriel Iglesias has Chavo Guerrero Jr. on video call as part of his own video call! Chavo says hey to Jericho, and says that these 30 years felt a lot longer, because practically every time he turned the TV on, Jericho was on it! And Steel Panther wishes Jericho a happy 30th anniversary and congratulates him for wrestling his ass off the entire time! Wait, Jericho’s a wrestler?

Ultimo Dragon says congratulations Jericho for 30 years in the industry! It’s an incredible accomplishment! Paul Stanley also congratulates Jericho for his 30 years. Getting to the top is one thing, but staying there is truly incredible.

 

The Inner Circle VS Chaos Project!

Thirty years in the making. That is the tagline to this entire night, but especially this match! Chris Jericho and Luther have known each other for 30 years, as both allies and enemies, friends and foes! But will the Original Death Dealer and his new pal in Serpentico put the hurting on Le Champion and Big Hurt, Jake Hager? Or will the Demo God be able to celebrate his 30th anniversary with a victory?

AEW returns and Jericho makes his entrance, the rest of the Inner Circle with him. Everyone enjoys singing along with Judas before the match begins. Jericho starts with Serpentico and they tie up. Jericho wrenches to a wristlock, Serpentico rolls and handsprings to wrench, but Jericho throws a forearm! Jericho CHOPS Serpentico, whips him but Serpentico dodges and tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Serpentico fixes his head and hits a forearm in the corner! He whips but Jericho reverses only to run into a boot. Serpentico hits another headscissors but Jericho CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up as Luther tags in! Luther and Jericho meet again after all this time and tie up. Jericho CHOPS, Luther CHOPS, repeat! It’s a CHOP fight! Luther CHOPS then runs, but into a shove, only for Luther to BOOT Jerihco down!

Luther runs and clotheslines, then butterfly suplexes! Luther rains down rights, stomps Jericho and tags Serpentico in. Serpentico slingshots to double stomp Jericho down! Tag back to Luther, Chaos Project drags Jericho up to snap suplex! Luther uses Serpentico as a weapon, inverted suplex splash! Luther covers, TWO, and AEW goes picture in picture.

Jericho gets to ropes but Luther is after him with the fish hooks! The ref reprimands and counters, Luther lets go at 4 to CHOP Jericho again. Luther whips, Jericho dodges and denies the dropkick! LIONSAULT! He’s still got it! Tag to Hager and Hager throws haymakers! Luther hits back and the two brawl, but Hager gets the edge. Hager runs, rams Luther, but Luther stays up! Both men roar, and start throwing hands again! Hager rams Luther into the corner and rams his shoulders in more, but the ref backs him off. Luther boots Hager away, but runs into a BELLY2BELLY! Hager hobbles, comes back to put Luther in a drop zone and climbs up. HAGER BOMB onto boots!

Serpentico tags in and Luther uses him as human weapon scoop slam senton! And again! And again! Serpentico runs to BASEMENT METEORA! Cover, TWO! Serpentico keeps on Hager with haymakers, but Hager shoves him to a corner. Hager runs in, Serpentico slips out to the apron and enziguris back! Serperntico climbs, leaps, but into Hager’s arms! Hager pops Serpentico up to SLAM him down! Hager stands on Serpentico at the ropes and Jericho tags in. Jericho drags Serpentico up and suplexes him, to hold him there for a counter of 5 before slamming him down! Jericho soaks up the cheers as AEW returns to single picture.

Jericho kicks Serpentico to a corner, drags him up and CHOPS him! And CHOPS him! Jericho brings Serpentico out to whip, but Serpentico counters the back drop to a DDT! Hot tag to Luther! Luther DECKS Hager, Luther runs and clotheslines Jericho out hard! Jericho and Hager regroup, Luther helps Serpentico FLY! Down goes Hager, Jericho and even Sammy Guevara! Luther is up top, he aims at everyone as he CANNONBALLS! The entire Inner Circle goes down and Luther puts Jericho in! Luther climbs up again, aiming at Jericho in the drop zone, for a FLYING KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Luther runs in, only to be put on the apron! Jericho triangle springboards, into Luther’s lariat! Luther goes around the corner and climbs up again. Luther reels Jericho in by his hair, for a FLYING BULLDOG!! Cover, TWO!!

Fans rally up as Luther brings Jericho up. Luther rakes Jericho’s eyes, whips him to ropes, but Jericho kicks back! Luther ducks Judas Effect! GERMAN SUPLEX! Luther holds on, spins Jericho around, hoists him up and Serpentico is there, METEORA DOOMSDAY!! Cover, Hager breaks it in time! Serpentico leaps at Hager but Hager and Serpentico tumble out of the ring! The ref is busy with them, Jericho calls to Sammy but Luther intercepts Floyd the Baseball Bat! Luther swings and hits Jericho with Floyd!! Homerun behind the ref’s back! Luther runs and BOOTS Jericho down! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives, Sammy shouts at Luther but Luther DECKS him! Luther turns around into JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho and Hager win!

Winners: Chris Jericho & Jake Hager, by pinfall

The Inner Circle definitely won this match, because they all had a part to play! Jericho gets a mic to say, “Hey, listen. Thirty years in this business, thanks to all of you. And I just want to say from-” But wait, MJF is here! He said he’d maybe be here in person to congratulate Jericho, but he doesn’t want his music playing. This isn’t about him, it’s about Jericho. Wardlow is wheeling out something big and MJF says he isn’t here to step on toes or steal spotlight. MJF is here because he respects Jericho. It’s true! Wait, the thing under the curtain is a person and they get in the ring with Wardlow and MJF. MJF says he wants to be part of the celebration of Le Champion! And it’s about time for the conversation to end, it’s gift o’clock and MJF is ready to rock.

Count down! FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE! And it’s… Clownicho! Don’t you get it? Well hold on, there’s another present wrapped up. MJF is really thoughtful, so y’know. Jericho takes the present for himself, but before he opens it, MJF wants Jericho to indulge him. MJF promises Sammy that jacket is in the mail. Also, MJF wants to let Jericho know he inspires him. Next week, MJF makes a career defining announcement and he wants Jericho out there with him. But first, the present! A picture of MJF. Is that not amazing? Yes, it’s really great. And Jericho SMASHES it on the clown’s head! As in, Clownicho. And he gives the clown a JUDAS EFFECT! MJF doesn’t understand.

Jericho explains “I hate clowns, and don’t every interrupt me again. You understand me?” Both men stare down, but then they laugh. Jericho had him! Jericho thanks the fans and wishes them a good night! The AEW roster comes out to genuinely celebrate with a genuinely remarkable man. Credits roll? Executive Producer: Chris Jericho. Directed by: Chris Jericho. Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Catering, too? But all that aside, yes! Happy 30th Anniversary, Y2J!


My Thoughts:

What a great episode, though they didn’t go all that much harder just because it was Jericho’s 30th anniversary. It was great to have all those shout-outs from celebrities and fellow wrestlers, but obviously we all know this could’ve been an even greater episode if there could’ve been a video tribute using footage from his whole career, including the WWE and WWE properties. I’m at least surprised there also wasn’t a party moment, but they had to get to everything else planned for this episode. The FTW Championship was great but I feel like it only scratched the surface of what Cage and Hobbs can do. Darby interrupts things after, but I almost thought Hobbs was going to attack him to take Option A. Maybe not, though, because Hobbs is doing great as a Face and we are still owed some part of the Archer & Team Taz VS Moxley, Hobbs & Darby match.

The Brush with Greatness was, well, also great. The time limit still isn’t as much of a factor other than the pacing, but what a great showing from TH2. Of course FTR wins because they still need to face Best Friends and Young Bucks. I feel like FTR VS Best Friends not having the time limit is actually a shame. The whole point of the Brush with Greatness having a time limit is that it’s supposed to save FTR’s asses from almost losing! Otherwise, why even make it a big deal? I’m pretty sure FTR wins because we still need FTR VS Bucks, and that probably happens at Full Gear. The AEW World Championship #1 contender’s tournament is already turning out how I was hoping, with Hangman named as an entrant and Omega being weirdly anxious about it. It almost doesn’t matter who the other two names are in this field of eight, this MUST end on Omega VS Hangman at the finals.

The Dog Collar Match was BRUTAL, and definitely in a good way! Though, they sure love blood. Three people bleeding, with Silver starting it and he wasn’t even really in the match. Though, kudos to him taking those spots to be the hapless lackey. I really thought Brodie was going to win, but it’s Cody. Cody peels back some kayfabe for us by showing he isn’t going to be Heel Cody or even dark, brooding Cody just because of the new look he came up with (which makes you wonder why he went that way in the first place) but again that’s Cody. But Cody VS Orange Cassidy for the Dynamite Anniversary is going to be incredible, and how amazing would it be for Cody to put Orange over? If anyone in the trio of Cassidy and Best Friends is getting a title next week, it’s Cassidy.

Swole and Deeb had a really good match and it was a really good win for Swole. I feel like the Dynamite Anniversary should try and surprise us with something for the women’s division, as it isn’t clear who is heading to Full Gear to face Hikaru Shida yet. Moxley and Archer had great vignette promos, and of course they referenced the NJPW match for the IWGP United States Championship that Moxley still has. Their match is going to be awesome, but as great as Archer is, I don’t think he beats Moxley. As I said for AEW Dark last night, I feel like what Eddie Kingston was saying implies he and Moxley will have a rematch in an I Quit match. Full Gear had the brutal Unsanctioned match last year, why not make a tradition out of that with Moxley VS Kingston, I Quit Match for the title?

And of course, closing with Jericho in the main event was the proper way to do this. Chaos Project gave Inner Circle a really good match, even in losing. Luther definitely went above and beyond compared to what he’s been doing in the ring, and looked very strong since all of the Inner Circle got involved one way or another. I feel like they had to rush things with MJF, but it’s fine because that was an appropriately awkward and dumb gift. I have a feeling that between last week’s “forgotten jacket” and the things MJF said tonight, replacing Sammy is the red herring. MJF is going to swerve us and create his own parody of the Inner Circle. He mentioned Jericho “inspiring” him, and even telling him “don’t be afraid to pick and take” from role models. MJF is going to copy Jericho and create a group, though he could’ve just kept his campaign team with him. Maybe some of the bigger names seen on AEW Dark join Team MJF to get some Dynamite time.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynasty Results & Report! (4/21/24)

AEW passes through the Gateway City!

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Who will establish their Dynasty?

Swerve Strickland has one more shot at the AEW World Championship as he takes Samoa Joe on 1v1! Will Swerve’s House become Swerve’s Dynasty?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – Trent Beretta VS Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal; Trent wins.
  • Zero Hour – Orange Cassidy & Katsuyori Shibata VS Shane Taylor Promotions; Cassidy & Shibata win.
  • Zero Hour – AEW World & ROH World Trios Championships Winners Take All: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS Bullet Club Gold; Bullet Club Gold wins and are the undisputed AEW & ROH World Trios Champions.
  • AEW Continental Championship: Kazuchika Okada VS PAC; Okada wins and retains the title.
  • Six Man Tag: Adam “Edge” Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston VS The House of Black; The House of Black wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship Open House Rules: Julia Hart VS Willow Nightingale; Willow wins and becomes the new AEW TBS Champion.
  • AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong VS Kyle O’Reilly; Roddy wins and retains the title.
  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins and becomes the new FTW Champion.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Thunder Rosa; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Will Ospreay; Ospreay wins.
  • Vacated AEW World Tag Team Championships Ladder Match: The Young Bucks VS FTR; The Bucks win and are the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
  • AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Dynasty Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting all of the action happening in St. Louis!

 

The Young Bucks arrive backstage.

And they’re in a Tesla Cybertruck…? As RJ says, “That’s a choice.” The EVPs fist bump and Nicholas says can you believe it, a quarter of a million for this truck. Matthew says it’s a bit more than that. Did you hear about the recall? Anyway, The Bucks are ready to become THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions! But will they be the ones to make history? Or will the Bucks stop here as FTR stay the Top Guys?

 

Zero Hour – AEW World & ROH World Trios Championships Winners Take All: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS Bullet Club Gold!

Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass have had it with the Bang Bang Gang! Betrayal over greed was one thing, but Jay White helped Austin & Colten break into Billy’s house, after they broke Darby Allin’s ankle! But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “It’s the scissor guys from the Six Man Division. We’ll hit you little p*icks with that circumcision! In America, Jay White’s just an opening act. All the fans like, ‘Yo, nobody told me he’s whack!’ I sent you right back to Korakuen Hall. You like to choke on the mic? You can choke on these balls! It’s the three man Dynasty running the game. In St. Louis, everybody loves The Acclaimed!”

Bowens wants his turn but Caster shouts out the other Max with “Cut my music, cut my music! Yo.” “Yo.” “Yo!” “Yo!” “YO!” “YO!” “Listen… Switchblade, you had to grow a beard, you got a kid’s face. Lookin’ like you hang outside of the six grade. Talkin’ to these kids like ‘I made you a mixtape!’ Your hype is all fake like the Donald Trump piss tape.” Bowens says okay, careful now, but he also says Caster can keep going. “Yo, I’ll treat you like a light, Switchblade’s what I switch. I’ll fulfill your fantasy and I’m a make you mah b*tch. Yo, this dude’s just making me sick, I’ll violate you so bad, you’ll have to tell the legal team about the taste of my-”

Okay, Bowens stops Caster there! The fans cheer Caster on, and Bowens says this was a cappella edition. But “ST. LOUIS, MISSOURRIIII~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does~! The fans all cheer, but who passes through the Gateway with all the golden gear?

The trios sort out while fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” White steps up, as does Bowens, and they’re all fired up at the bell. But then White tags out to Colten! The fans boo but Colten and Bowens circle. They tie up, go around, end up on ropes, and the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as Bowens has Colten on ropes. Colten headlocks back, but Bowens powers up and out. Colten runs Bowens over, taunts him, then things speed up. Bowens drops, but Colten whips him out of the back drop. Colten then sets up but Bowens hurdles him and runs him over! The fans fire up for Bowens and he is on Colten in a corner.

Bowens whips, Colten reverses but Bowens goes up and over. Colten comes back, into a back drop! Bowens then hits a headlock takeover and the fans cheer. Colten fights up, Austin tags in as Colten powers out, then Austin blows past Bowens to trip him up! Austin says it’s too easy, but then Billy tags in! The fans cheer as Daddy Ass storms up on his son, and offers a hand? Austin takes it, and Billy helps Austin up, into a headlock and takeover! Austin headscissors, Billy kips free and runs Austin over! The fans cheer and things speed up again. Billy hurdles, blocks the arm-drag then whips, but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges!

Austin handsprings through the hip toss, ducks ‘n’ dodges again, and avoids a back drop to shove, only for Billy to LARIAT him! Colten runs up, into a LARIAT! White steps in, but then steps right out when Billy heads his way! The Gunns regroup to CLOBBER their dad! They CLUB away, White tags in, and now White stomps a mudhole in! The fans boo but White RAMS Billy, fires hands, then taunts The Acclaimed. The ref has to keep Caster and Bowens back, then White CHOPS Billy. Billy just blows snot out of his nose! White CHOPS again, but Billy storms up to him. Billy TOSSES White to the corner, but White dodges, and bails out!

White wants a timeout but there’s no timeouts in wrestling! White slips in, sneaks a tag to Colten before distracting Billy. Colten CLUBS Billy, but Billy just frowns and turns around. The fans tell Colten he messed up and Colten apologizes to his dad. Colten hugs his dad, but dad wags his finger. Then DECKS him! Billy drags Colten over, tags Caster, and Caster ROCKS Colten. Caster whips and ELBOWS Colten, then snapmares to clamp on a chinlock. Colten fights around, wrenches out, but Caster rolls, kips up and arm-drags free! Caster runs up to arm-drag again, then has a cording hold! The fans fire up but Colten fights up.

Colten whips, Bowens tags in and Caster sunset flips! Bowens runs up, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! White runs up but Bowens DECKS him! Austin runs up but Caster kicks him! Caster scoops and SLAMS Austin, then Bowens goes up! The fans fire up for SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! White protests but Bowens brings Austin around to tag Caster back in. The Acclaimed mug Austin, whip him corner to corner, then Caster runs in, only for Austin to dodge! Caster tumbles out and hard, White tags in and tells people to get clear! White whips Caster hard into railing! White drags Caster up, sends him back into railing, then refreshes the count.

Caster crawls, White brings him up and CHOPS him down! The fans taunt the Ass Boys more, but White chases Caster back into the ring. White stomps Caster, digs his boots in, but the ref counts. White says guns up! Tag to Austin, he asks, “Who’s the Ass Boy now, b*tch?!” St. Louis says “YOU~!!” Austin tags back to White and White stomps a mudhole. White drags Caster up to CHOP! Tag to Colten, he brings Caster around and snapmares. The fans rally, Caster fights up, and Caster JAWBREAKERS free! Austin tags in, he and Colten get between Caster and his corner, but Caster dodges them to hot tag Bowens!

The Five Tool Player rallies on the Gunns and the fans fire up! Austin whips, Bowens reverses then follows, but Austin dodges. Bowens redirects, spins, Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! The fans fire up with Bowens, he runs White off, but then White sneaks up on him. Bowens still DECKS White! But Colten DROPKICKS Bowens out of the ring! The fans boo but Austin crawls his way over to the BCG corner. White hurries up, he tags in, and he gets Bowens up for an APRON GOURD BUSTER! Bowens flops down again, White sees Caster storming up so the ref stops Caster. White gets Bowens up again, for another APRON GOURD BUSTER!

White hauls Bowens up and into the ring, covers, TWO! Bowens survives but White keeps on him. White mocks the scissor fingers, brings Bowens up and CHOPS him back down! White stands Bowens up again while fans rally, and White CHOPS Bowens back down again! Tag to Colten, he drags Bowens up so he can CHOP! Colten puts Bowens back in, tags Austin, but Bowens starts swinging! Austin kicks Bowens low, snapmares, then clamps on a chinlock. Austin grinds Bowens down but the fans rally up. Bowens fights to his feet, RAMS Austin into a corner, then reaches out! But Austin runs up to clinch!

Bowens RAMS Austin into another corner, and he hurries over. But Austin catches him in a headlock, only for Bowens to back suplex! The fans rally while both men are down! Bowens and Austin crawl, kick at each other, hot tags to Colten and Billy! The fans fire up as Daddy Ass DECKS Colten, DECKS Austin, DECKS White, and repeat! Billy TOSSES White out, then TOSSES Austin! Billy runs up to SPLASH Colten in a corner, then brings him around. “SUCK IT!” and FAMOUS- NO, Colten dodges! Colten runs up, Billy dodges but Austin slides in! Austin runs in, but into the ONE AND ONLY! But Colten returns to FAMOUSER!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Billy survives his own move, and Colten says he knew that move sucked! Colten calls to Austin and they wanna get this train on the tracks! Billy stands, but he shoves Colten into Austin! Bowens returns to FAMOUSER Colten! Caster returns, to BACKHAND Austin! The ref reprimands The Acclaimed, and then Austin BLASTS them both off the apron! Austin argues with the ref, and that lets White CRACK Billy with the golden baseball bat!! Billy hobbles, White stands him up for 3:10 TO YUMA!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Billy survives and shocks everyone!! Is Billy just that much of a badass?!

White tags in, he coordinates the Bang Bang Gang and they all take aim at Billy. But Bowens & Caster return, to TOSS the Ass Boys! The fans fire up, White wants them to hold on now. But Bowens BOOTS, Caster BACKHANDS and Bowens SUPERKICKS! White falls, The Acclaimed scissor finger~! They get White up, but they also have to fight off the Gunns! White TOSSES Caster, then he clinches Bowens for the URENAGE! White brings Billy around, drags him up in a SLEEPER, but Billy pries free! FAMOUSER!! MIC DROP!! Caster then PLANCHAS Colten while Billy covers, TWO?!?! White survives and shocks St. Louis again!

Billy storms around, dares White to get up, and then he says BANG and F U!! FAMOUS- NO, White slips free, clinches, but Billy rolls him up! TWO!!! White escapes, clinches, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BULLET CLUB GOLD WINS!!

Winners: Bullet Club Gold, by pinfall (UNDISPUTED World Trios Champions)

The AEW & ROH titles are now unified under the name of the Bang Bang Gang! Three men, six belts, two trios divisions now under their command! Will nothing stop AEW and ROH from breathing with The Switchblade?

 

“Life is all about the chase.”

“But it is what you chase that shapes a legacy. For some, it is the ascent to power. Or the revealing of true strength. For others, it’s achieving history. Or simply, to be known as The Greatest. On this night, for every chase pursued, an opportunity. For every path taken, a moment to create… a Dynasty.”

 

AEW Continental Championship: Kazuchika Okada VS PAC!

The Rainmaker not only shocked the world when he became All Elite, but he shocked us again when he joined THE Elite! He took this title from the Mad King, but now he has to face a Bastard! Will Pac dry up the reign here in St. Louis? Or will Okada keep The Elite on the path to a new golden age?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see what it takes to be a truly Elite champion!

The bell rings and the fans fire up already as the two stare down. St. Louis is already losing their minds getting what is itself a dream match. Pac and Okada circle, feel things out, and they tie up. Pac waistlocks, SLAMS Okada then floats all over him. Pac slaps Okada around, taunts Okada, but Okada stands up, completely stoic. Okada paces around Pac while the fans rally up again. They tie up again, Okada waistlocks, but Pac switches. Okada pries the hold open to drop toehold and waistlock. Pac fights up, wrenches and wristlocks, but Okada moves around. Okada rolls, wrenches, wristlocks, but Pac uses ropes to flip through!

Pac breaks free, headlocks for the takeover, and he grinds Okada down. Okada endures and the fans rally. Okada rolls Pac to a cover, ONE! Pac holds on, Okada stands, but Pac hits another takeover. The fans applaud this exchange as Okada still endures. Okada fights around, fights to his feet, and he throws body shots. Okada powers up and out, Pac slides out, and Pac eggs on the champion. Okada runs and slides out but Pac slides in! Okada hurries back in but Pac RANAS! The fans fire up while Okada tumbles out. Pac builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! Direct hit and the fans fire up behind Pac! Pac then drags Okada up, and whips him hard into railing.

The ring count climbs but Pac taunts Okada. Pac whips Okada into more railing, and Okada falls in a heap! The count is 5 of 10, but Pac takes his time as he drags Okada up. Pac puts Okada in at 7, then stalks Okada in. The fans rally up, Okada is in a corner, and Pac runs up to UPPERCUT! Pac hoists Okada up top, climbs up after him, and then goes to the very top. The fans rally up for the SUPER DUPER BRAINBUSTER!! The fans fire up and Pac crawls to the cover, TWO!! Okada survives that one, but Pac isn’t sweating it. The fans rally, Pac taunts the champ, and even kicks him around. Pac eggs Okada on as he slaps him around.

The fans are torn as Pac brings Okada up and pushes him to a corner. Pac storms up but Okada puts him on the apron! Pac GAMANGIRIS back and Okada falls! The fans fire up as Pac climbs! But Okada gets up to DROPKICK Pac to the floor! The fans fire up again and Okada goes out after Pac. Okada storms up on Pac, drags him up and whips him into railing! Okada’s returning the favor as he brings Pac around to whip into more railing! Pac leans on the railing but Okada paces. The count passes 5 of 10 so Okada is doing this step for step like Pac did. Okada puts Pac in at 7, the fans cheer as Okada storms in.

Okada drags Pac up, brings him around, snapmare and then Okada runs to BASEMENT DROPKICK! The fans are torn but Okada soaks up both cheers and jeers. Okada eggs on Pac as the challenger now, and scuffs him. Okada kicks at Pac more, just toying with him. Pac gets up, Okada dares him to take a shot, so Pac fires a forearm! And another! And another! Okada UPPERCUTS Pac! Okada whips, Pac reverses but Okada reverses again! Pac ends up on the apron but he RAMS into Okada, goes up and over then runs, but into a DROPKICK! The fans fire up while Pac tumbles out of the ring.

Okada goes out after Pac, brings him around, and hangs him out to dry on the railing! DRAPING DDT to the floor!! The fans go nuts and Okada laughs at what he just did to Pac! Maybe Okada’s the real bastard! Okada takes his time returning into the ring while the ring count climbs. Pac writhes at 5 of 10, the fans rally up, and Okada just waits. Pac sits up at 7, hobbles up at 9, and slides in at 9.9! The fans cheer and Okada is amused. Okada looms over Pac while the fans rally up. Okada brings Pac up, the fans dueling now. Okada reels Pac in, to DDT again! Cover, TWO!! Pac is still in this and Okada pretends to be shocked.

Okada drags Pac up, clamps on a chinlock and the fans rally up. Pac endures, fights to his feet, but Okada wrangles him back down. The ref checks but Pac is still fighting. The fans rally again, Pac fights up to his feet, and Pac throws body shots! Pac fires forearms but Okada ROCKS him back! Okada back suplexes but Pac lands out of it! Pac DUMPS Okada out, then hurries to the apron! SUPERKICK staggers Okada, and Pac springboards to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous! Both men are down but still able to go, so the ref starts a ring count. Both men stir, Pac sits up at 3 of 10.

Pac stands at 5, slides in, but there’s still Champion’s Advantage in play. Okada stands at 7, slides in at 8, he wants to keep fighting! The fans fire up, and Okada swings, only for Pac to counter punch! And counter punch again! And again! Pac fires forearms again and again, then whips. Okada reverses but Pac CLOBBERS him! Pac has Okada down and goes to a corner. Pac climbs, watches Okada like a hawk, and when Okada stands, Pac MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Okada stays in this but Pac stays focused. The fans rally up again as Pac looms over Okada. Okada rises, and Pac SOBATS! And KICKS! And SOBATS again!

Pac runs, but Okada avoids the boot, only for Pac to avoid the elbow! Pac throws a forearm, Okada throws an UPPERCUT! Pac snarls, runs up, but Okada dodges to SNAP GERMAN, only for Pac to land on his feet! Pac dodges Okada no, to SNAP GERMAN! Okada stands to SHOTGUN Pac into a corner! The fans are thunderous again while both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Okada crawls his way to the opposite corner. Pac drags himself with the ropes, as does Okada. The fans rally, Pac runs in, but Okada pops him up to an Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Pac survives and Okada is frustrated now.

Okada drags Pac up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! The standard formula says to go up so Okada goes up. MACHO ELBOW! The fans fire up, and Okada encourages them to get louder! Rainmaker Middle Finger! No pose for you, St. Louis! Okada goes for Pac, but Pac cradles! TWO!! Okada narrowly escapes, runs back up, and he ELBOWS Pac in the corner! Okada smirks while the fans tell him off. Okada runs but Pac follows, only for Okada to BOOT him first! Okada runs again but blocks a superkick! Okada spins Pac but Pac SUPERKICKS again! Pac runs, to LARIAT! The fans fire up as Pac waistlocks and deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

The fans can’t believe Okada escapes again, and Pac is also frustrated! But again St. Louis declares, “This is Awesome!” Okada goes to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Okada! Pac pushes Okada down, goes up the corner, and the fans fire up! Pac takes aim for the BLACK ARROW FLOP!! Okada avoids disaster and both men are down again! A standing count climbs, and we’re at 5 of 10 before either man sits up. Okada stands at 6, brings Pac up to gut wrench, TOMBSTONE! But that’s not enough for Okada! The fans boo as Okada drags Pac up, ripcords, RAIN- NO, Pac catches and powers through to a cradle, TWO!!

Okada hurries to ripcord and DISCUS- VICTORY ROLL!! TWO!! Okada and Pac stand, Okada fireman’s carries, but Pac uses that for the FLOATING BRUTALIZER!! Okada felt this just last night on Collision, and he’s falling to his knees! The Bucks can’t save Okada this time, so Okada CLAWS Pac’s face! The fans boo but Okada is free all the same. Okada grins, drags Pac back up and gut wrenches. But Pac flips that around on Okada to TOMBSTONE!! Okada is in the drop zone and Pac climbs again! But Okada grabs the ref’s leg! Pac is furious and he hops down to pus the ref aside. Pac stomps away on Okada’s face!

The fans fire up as Pac then reloads up top, for the BLACK ARROW, onto knees!! Ripcord, RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Champion)

The Rainmaker bent the rules to hold onto this gold, and he’s also set the tone for tonight! Will The Elite complete the golden sweep later tonight?

As for Pac, the fans cheer him on as he stands back up. He may be a Bastard, but he’s our bastard! Will Pac find his way back to a championship in AEW?

 

Six Man Tag: Adam “Edge” Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston VS The House of Black!

The Rated R Superstar, The Sussex County Chicken and The Mad King all have issue with Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews, so they’re ready to tear down the House! Will the combined forces of the AEW TNT, the ROH World and the NJPW Strong Openweight Champions be enough? Or will The House Always Win?

The teams sort out and Mark starts against The Dark Father himself. The fans hoot it up for Brody while Malakai and Mark circle. Then a chant of “DEM BOYS! DEM BOYS!” starts up for Mark as he and Malakai tie up. Mark headlocks, Malakai powers out to wrench and wristlock. Mark rolls, breaks free, then snapmares Malakai. Malakai gets up, Mark runs him over and covers, ONE! Malakai arm-drags, then brings Mark up to wrench the arm. Tag to Buddy, he goes up and DOUBLE STOMPS the arm! Buddy stares Edge down, then wrenches Mark to YANK the arm. Buddy grinds the arm but Mark endures.

Mark fights up, rolls, headlocks, but Buddy powers out. Edge tags in, Mark BOOTS Buddy and Edge LARIATS! Edge & Mark double whip, then DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! The fans fire up and Edge stalks Buddy to a corner. Edge climbs up and rains down fists! The fans cheer as Edge goes past TEN! Buddy shoves Edge, runs in, but into a FLAPJACK! The fans fire up, Edge wrenches, then whips. Buddy holds ropes to block, then he kicks Edge away. Malakai tags in and the fans like this stare down. Malakai and Edge step forward, but then Malakai tags out to Brody. The fans boo but then they hoot it up.

Edge and Brody approach, Edge dodges Brody but Brody uses that to DECK Eddie! Edge dodges Brody again, and tags to Eddie! Eddie CHOPS, Brody CHOPS, repeat! The fans fire up as these kings CHOP back and forth! Eddie brings down the straps and CHOPS again! Brody CHOPS, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! Brody DECKS Eddie with a forearm, but Eddie avoids the elbow drop! Eddie paces, then KICKS! And CHOPS! KICK! CHOP! Brody snarls with every KICK and every CHOP! Brody stands, but Eddie ENZIGIRIS! Brody ends up in a corner and the fans fire up for “KOBO!” MACHINE GUN CHOPS!

The fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Brody reverses to BIG BOSS MAN SLAM! Eddie flounders to a corner, Brody hoots and the fans join in. Brody goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Eddie sputters from getting crushed, but Brody covers, ONE!! Brody tags Buddy, and Buddy slingshot SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Buddy KNEES Eddie in the back, KNEES him again, then KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands up, but then he sits down, daring Buddy to give him more! Buddy runs to BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Buddy drags Eddie up, UPPERCUTS him to the corner, then tags Malakai.

The fans rally for Eddie as the House mugs him. Malakai snapmares Eddie to run and BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Eddie down. The fans rally as Eddie endures and fights up. Malakai KNEES low, but Eddie CHOPS! Malakai fires a forearm, but Eddie CHOPS again! Malakai fires another forearm, blocks a kick then gives a KICK, but Eddie RIDGEHANDS! Malakai BACK ELBOWS! Eddie staggers to a corner, but he BOOTS back! Eddie ducks the roundhouse to GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down again and the fans fire up! Eddie and Malakai crawl, hot tags to Marks and Buddy!

Mark dodges Buddy to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Mark whips, Buddy reverses but Mark ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Buddy! The fans fire up and Mark swings, but Buddy fires a strike fest in return! Stomp to the foot, but Mark avoids the knee to HELL STAB! The fans fire up and Mark runs in, but into a BOOT! Buddy runs in but Mark puts him on the apron to PELE! Buddy falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark WRECKS him with a dropkick! Mark then goes to the apron, but Malakai and Brody storm over. Edge and Eddie hurry over, Edge ROCKS Malakai but Brody CLUBS away on Edge!

Eddie fires hands on Malakai, Brody sends Edge into railing! Eddie whips but Malakai reverses to send Eddie into railing! Eddie takes a seat, Malakai BOOTS him down! Speaking of chairs, Buddy throws one at Mark! Mark catches it, kicks Buddy, then BACKHANDS him! Mark BOOTS Buddy off the railing, sets the chair up, and then gets some space. Mark runs to use the chair to LAUNCH onto Brody! The fans are thunderous as the Chicken flies! Mark goes to the apron, Buddy runs up from inside, but Mark ROCKS him first! Mark drags Buddy to the apron, but Buddy throws hands. They brawl on the edge as the fans rally up!

Mark ROCKS Buddy, fireman’s carries, but Buddy fights free! Buddy ROCKS Mark, but Mark blocks the boot to HELL STAB again! Brody storms up but Mark MULE KICKS! Buddy V-TRIGGERS! Brody catches Mark to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into barriers!! The fans lose their minds and that barrier is dented! Security helps push that back into place while Brody rises up. Brody drags Mark back into the ring, Malakai tags in to cover, TWO!! Mark survives, but Malakai drops knees on the shoulder! Malakai stomps Mark, then stands him up to KICK him back down! Malakai then wrenches Mark, tags in Brody, and the House mugs the Chicken.

Brody CHOPS Mark, digs his knee in, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Brody storms back up on Mark, drags him up, and CHOPS again! Tag to Malakai, they mug Mark some more, then Malakai whips Mark to ropes. Malakai ELBOWS Mark down, covers, TWO! Malakai clamps onto Mark with a hammerlock and chinlock. The fans rally as Mark endures and fights up. Malakai shifts around for a COBRA TWIST! The fans rally again as Mark continues to endure, and then Eddie storms in to CLUB Malakai down! Mark is free, though still in enemy territory, and Brody CHOKES Mark in the corner! Malakai snarls at Eddie, then tags Brody.

Brody stomps a mudhole into Mark, lets off as the ref counts, then drags Mark up again. Brody whips Mark back in hard, but Mark CHOPS Buddy! And ROCKS Malakai! Mark BOOTS Brody, fires off on the others, then dodges to hot tag Edge! Edge dodges Brody to BLAST Buddy! Malakai backs away, and Brody runs back in! Edge dodges again, Brody hits buckles, and Edge runs side to side to BOOT Brody and Buddy! Edge then brings Brody around, for the IMP- NO, Brody fights the DDT and powers out! Edge LARIATS but Brody stays up! Edge runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS into Brody! Brody goes to a corner, Edge RAMS in again!

Edge puts Brody up top, climbs up after him, and the fans fire up as Edge fires forearms! The fans count along as Edge goes all the way to nine, then BITES Brody! But Brody throws body shots and forearms, and then CHOPS Edge off the corner! Eddie & Mark hurry to BLAST Malakai & Buddy! Eddie fires off on Brody, then CHOPS! Eddie hits Brody so hard, Eddie falls over! Mark helps Eddie up and they both climb after Brody. But Buddy and Malakai return to get them! DOUBLE POWERBOMBS! But they miss Edge as he goes back up! SUPER DUPER PLEX!! All six men are down and the fans are thunderous!

The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as a standing count starts. Edge finds his way to Brody, brings him around, but Brody again fights the DDT. Buddy METEORAS! Eddie runs up to LARIAT Buddy! ROUNDHOUSE for Eddie! MISSILE DROPKICK for Malakai! DISCUS LARIAT for Mark! The fans hoot as Brody rises! Brody drags Eddie up, but Eddie URAKENS! Edge kicks low, IMPALER DDT!! Mark goes up for the FROGGY BOW!! Edge hurries to cover, Buddy breaks it! The fans rally up again as another standing count starts. Brody crawls his way over, tag to Malakai. Malakai steps up to Edge, even with wobbly legs.

Malakai grins at Edge as Edge stands. The fans fire up but then Mark fires off on Malakai! Edge brawls with Brody, Eddie brawls with Buddy! V-TRIGGER takes Eddie down! JUMP KNEE takes Mark down! Brody ROCKS Edge, Buddy GAMANGIRIS! Brody SPLASHES Edge and he sits down! The hooting returns, the House sets up, but Mark and Eddie rise! TRIPLE SPEARS take down the House!! Cerberus’ three heads all take a hit and the fans are thunderous again! Edge looks around, he needs to get Malakai back in here. Malakai rises and finds his own way back in, and the fans rally up!

Edge fires himself up as he aims at Malakai! But BLACK MIST hits first!! The ref missed the mist, he was checking on Brody! And then THE END!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Rated R Superstar didn’t see the mist coming, and then he couldn’t see The End! Will Malakai look to end Edge once and for all?

 

AEW TBS Championship Open House Rules: Julia Hart VS Willow Nightingale!

From one part of the House to the other, the Princess of the Black Throne vows to never let go of this gold. However, the Babe with the Power has her friends and family in attendance, she vows to not let them down! As for Dealer’s Choice, it’s simple: complete ringside ban! No Skye, no House, no Kris! Something’s gotta give, who will be THE Face of TBS?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if truly, The House Always Wins!

The bell rings and the two rush in! Willow BOOTS Julia down and the fans fire up! Stokely’s on commentary, he loves what he sees as Willow fires forearms! Willow then bumps Julia off buckles, brings her around to another corner to bump off another buckle, then pushes her out. Willow goes up, but Julia SUPERKICKS her to the floor! Willow tumbles, Julia storms out and stomps her down! Julia grins as she TOSSES Willow into the timekeeper’s area! The fans boo but Julia gets Willow back in the ring. Julia CLUBS Willow, dribbles her off the mat, then lets off as fans boo. Julia stomps Willow, stalks her to ropes, and CHOKES her!

The ref counts, but Julia reminds her there are no ropebreaks! The ref still reprimands, and Julia lets off. We see Mercedes Mone watching backstage, as she wants next. Julia has Willow in the ropes again, for a HANGING HEADSCISSOR! Willow can only endure, but Julia eventually lets off. Julia CLUBS Willow while fans duel. Willow throws body shots, Julia CLUBS her again. Julia RAMS Willow into a corner, then runs up to back elbow! Julia brings Willow around to SMACK her off the mat, then covers, TWO! Willow is tougher than that but Julia clamps onto her again with a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Julia bends Willow, but Willow endures and the fans rally up. Willow gets an arm free, powers her way forward, but Julia SMACKS her off the mat again! And again! Willow flounders, but she throws body shots! Willow runs but Julia catches her to a sleeper! Willow powers out, and then gets Julia in a SLEEPER! Julia sits down to KICK from below again and again and again! Willow lets go in order to guard but Julia gets up to stomp her! Julia runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! The fans fire up and Willow high stacks, TWO! Julia goes to a corner but Willow fires up! Willow runs corner to corner to BACK BODY BLOCK!

Willow then clotheslines, snapmares, and goes up! Julia turns around, but avoids the missile dropkick! Julia clamps on, HARTLESS LOCK!! Willow endures, fights around, and she powers up! Willow lifts Julia and the fans fire up! But Julia shifts to a sunset flip! Willow sits on it! TWO!! SUPERKICK! Willow just snarls! Julia SUPERKICKS again, but Willow shakes her head! Willow CHOPS, CHOPS and whips Julia to a corner. Willow runs up, but into BOOTS! Julia goes up to the very top, to MOONSAULT into BOOTS! Willow fires up as she LARIATS! The fans fire up as the straps come down! Willow hauls Julia up, gut wrenches, BABE WITH THE POWER BOMB!! Cover, WILLOW WINS!!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall (NEW AEW TBS Champion)

Stokely says, “Chuck E. Cheese, here we come!!” Willow goes from former NJPW Strong Women’s Champion to the Queen of Harts to now the NEW Face of TBS! Kris and Stokely join Willow in the ring to HUG it out! But then here comes The CEO! Mone wants next, and she wants the rematch with Willow from that NJPW Strong Women’s Tournament. Mone gets in the ring, and Willow lifts the title high. Double or Nothing is coming, but is this the match-up we’ll see?

 

AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong VS Kyle O’Reilly!

The Kingdom may be undisputed, but friendships are fragile things, as are egos. The Savior of the Backbreaker couldn’t stand the fact #CombatKyle thought for even a moment that someone else would hold this title, so he struck first. But will Kyle not only strike back, but make Roddy’s fear come true? Or will Roddy break Kyle’s back along with his heart?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly undisputed!

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, go around, clinch, fight for control, and Roddy powers Kyle back. Kyle turns that around to have Roddy on the ropes, grabs a leg, but Roddy grabs for a facelock. Kyle slips away and backs off, and the fans applaud the exchange. The two go again, Roddy headlocks then wrenches to a wristlock. Kyle squats, spins, drop toeholds, then floats around on Roddy to get a facelock. Roddy wrenches free again, hits a headlock and takeover, but Kyle rolls it to a cover! ONE, Roddy headlocks, and he tells the fans to shut up. Kyle rolls free, the two stand off, and the fans cheer again.

Kyle and Roddy reset again, knuckle lock, and Roddy knees low! Roddy wrenches, hammerlocks, but Kyle reaches back. Kyle gets up and under, back drops, then drops to an ARMBAR! Roddy clasps hands to fight that, tries a headscissor, but Kyle gets the leg for an ANKLE LOCK! Roddy flails around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, to drop a knee on the arm! Kyle then kicks Roddy to a corner, wrenches his arm, but Roddy ROCKS Kyle! Kyle wrenches again, but Roddy ROCKS him again! Another wrench, but Roddy pulls hair to put Kyle in a corner. The ref reprimands, Roddy CHOPS, then scoops to BACKBREAKER!

The ref reprimands, but Roddy drags Kyle up. Roddy CHOPS, but Kyle just scowls! Kyle KNEES, FOREARMS, KICKS and KICKS! Roddy hobbles, but he drops back to avoid another kick! Kyle smirks, he KICKS Roddy’s leg guard. Roddy still keeps up that guard, so Kyle jumps! Roddy gets under, but Kyle sits on the roll-up, TWO! Roddy sunset flips, TWO! Roddy dodges a kick to CALF KICK! The fans cheer the exchange, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy drags Kyle up, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Kyle puts Roddy on the apron, but Roddy ROCKS Kyle first! Roddy brings Kyle around but Kyle HOTSHOTS the arm!

Kyle storms up but Roddy RAMS into him! Roddy steps in, but into an ARM WRINGER! Roddy writhes and flounders away while fans cheer. Kyle storms over to Roddy, brings him up and KICKS the leg out! Roddy drops to his knees but Kyle just KICKS and KICKS and KICKS him in the chest and arms! Kyle runs, but into a CHOP! Roddy runs, but into a JUMP KNEE, but he catches Kyle! BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Kyle up by his hair, brings him around, and puts him in a corner. The ref reprimands and counts, but Roddy CHOPS! Roddy puts Kyle up top, climbs, but Kyle has a KIMURA! Roddy CLUBS away to fight back!

Roddy turns Kyle sideways, scoops him, TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Kyle flops to the mat and the ref checks. Roddy turns Kyle over and rains down fists! The fans boo but Roddy lets off to sit Kyle up. Roddy clamps on for a modified Cobra Twist! The fans rally while Kyle endures. Kyle slips around, TRIANGLE HOLD! Roddy CLUBS and HAMMERS away on Kyle to get free! Roddy drags Kyle up, puts Kyle on ropes to CHOP, but Kyle just snarls! Kyle forearms, Roddy CHOPS, then they fire forearms back! Roddy knees low, CLUBS away at the ropes then stomps Kyle down! The ref counts, the fans boo, but Roddy lets off at 4.

Roddy soaks up the heat to then bring Kyle up again. Roddy KNEES Kyle low, but Kyle ROCKS Roddy! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle ROCKS Roddy, and the forearms keep going! Roddy shoves to then clinch Kyle, BACKBREAKER! Kyle writhes while Roddy catches his breath. Roddy says this is what Kyle wanted! The fans rally, Roddy brings Kyle up, and half nelson for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy says he could end this right now! Kyle wanted this! Roddy mockingly claps along with the fans while Kyle crawls. Roddy eggs Kyle on, Kyle drags himself up, and the fans fire up! Roddy CLUBS Kyle, torture racks him, and hits a BACKBREAKER DROP! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Kyle survives! Roddy seethes, he drags Kyle up, and he reels Kyle in to suplex. Kyle knees free, but Roddy tries again! Kyle knees Roddy again, then has the GUILLOTINE! The fans fire up but Roddy wrenches out! Kyle blocks chop but Roddy rolls through the armlock! Kyle fires knees and kicks and fast hands! KICK, LEG SWEEP! The fans fire up as Roddy flounders away! Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then a wrench to an ELBOW BREAKER, then a back suplex SLAM, into the HEEL HOOK! Roddy scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, and Kyle walks off the pain as he waits on Roddu.

Roddy stands, Kyle KICKS the leg! Kyle wrenches but Roddy OLYMPIC SLAMS! Kyle flounders to ropes, drags himself up, but Roddy runs side to side to forearm SMASH, and SMASH, and SMASH again! Four forearm strikes, then Roddy runs up, only for Kyle to block the knee! Kyle puts Roddy’s leg in the ropes, KICKS him, then goes up! Roddy dangles, Kyle hits the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! The fans fire up as Kyle climbs again! KING KONG KNEE on the leg! KNEEBAR HEEL HOOK COMBO!! Kyle has the leg trapped, but Roddy stomps away with his free leg! Roddy finally gets Kyle to let go, and he clutches his ankle.

Kyle and Roddy grab a wristlock, stand up, and they start firing forearms! The fans are on Kyle’s side as he ROCKS Roddy again and again! But Roddy ducks the kick for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kyle is still in this and the fans rally again! Roddy huffs and puffs and brings Kyle back up. Roddy puts Kyle up top again, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top! SUPER DUPER PLEX, but Kyle cradles it!! TWO!! Roddy has it, TWO!! Both men stand, Roddy fires boxing elbows! Roddy runs, Kyle yoyos and DOUBLE LARIATS collide! The fans fire up with both men down again! A standing count starts, but Roddy drags himself up.

Both men stand at 3 of 10, and Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS! Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS! KICK! Roddy body shots, Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS, Kyle KICKS, and they pick up speed! KICK, CHOP, “YAY! BOO!” Roddy goes for a leg, Kyle steps over and KNEES him! Then GERMAN SUPLEX! Then AX ‘N’- NO, Roddy scoops! But Kyle KNEES free! AX ‘N’- JUMP KNEE!! Both men are down again and the fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as a standing count begins. The count passes 5, then climbs to 8! Both men stand at 9, and the forearms fly! Roddy fires off a flurry, then underhooks to TIGER- NO, Kyle slips into a GUILLOTINE!!

Roddy goes to ropes, to CATAPULT GUILLOTINE Kyle! Kyle flops to the apron, Roddy goes after him, but Kyle elbows back! APRON ARM WRINGER!! Roddy flounders away, distracts the ref, and here’s Wardlow!! But then the ref spots Wardlow on the apron! Wardlow steps away, Kyle cradles Roddy! TWO!! Roddy fireman’s carries, but Kyle ghost pins! TWO, and Roddy fireman’s carries again! GUT BUSTER DROP! But Kyle yoyos and LARIATS! The fans fire up for Kyle as he suplexes, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! ARMBAR! Roddy moves around, clasps hands, but Kyle goes after the grip! They move around, Kyle uses Roddy’s own leg for leverage!

Roddy scrambles, ROPEBREAK, and Kyle lets go. Wardlow says Roddy needs to end this, but the fans rally as Kyle stomps away on Roddy! The ref counts, Kyle lets off, and he paces. Off come the wrist tape, but Roddy fights the lift! Kyle dodges but runs into a DROPKICK! Roddy hurries to get Kyle up, END OF HEARTACHE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

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

Kyle put up quite the fight, but Roddy still finds a way to win! Wardlow celebrates with his guy, as does the rest of the Undisputed Kingdom! Adam Cole applauds, and… he stands! Cole, Taven & Bennett join everyone in the ring, and they hoist Roddy up victorious! Cole frowns at Wardlow when he isn’t looking, though… Cole hugs it out with Roddy, but will The Undisputed Kingdom only look to add more gold to the treasury?

 

FTW Championship: Hook VS Chris Jericho!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knew to be wary of The Lionheart, even with all the talk about respect and wanting to help him. And as always, The Ocho puts himself at the center of attention. Will the #JerichoVortex #SendHook on a downward spiral? Or will another win over the former world champion prove Hook is more than ready for the next level?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who rules when it’s FTW Rules!

The bell rings and the fans boo Jericho, though he doesn’t seem to register that. Jericho steps to Hook and wants a fist bump. Hook gives a fist bump, and the two tie up. Hook wrenches, hammerlocks, then wrangles Jericho. Jericho wrenches out to have the arm. Hook fights up, he slips around and wrenches to wristlock. Fans chant “FOZZY SUCKS! FOZZY SUCKS!” Hook headlocks, hits a takeover, but Jericho fights up. Jericho wrenches out, CHOPS Hook, and Hook snarls. Hook ROCKS Jericho, Jericho CHOPS Hook, repeat! Jericho CHOPS and CHOPS, whips, but Hook reverses. Jericho KICKS back, runs up, but into a clinch!

Hook powers up to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hook gets Jericho again, for a T-BONE! Jericho stands again, Hook clotheslines him up and out! Hook goes to the apron, takes aim, and he runs up to FLYING FOREARM! A glancing blow but Jericho still staggers. Hook gets Jericho to SMACK him off barriers. Jericho elbows back, then SMACKS Hook off steps! Jericho brings Hook around, points at Taz, then SMACKS Hook off the desk! The fans boo but Jericho soaks it up. Jericho looks under the ring, and he brings out a table! Fans cheer the table, even as Jericho’s the one setting it up at ringside.

Jericho goes back to Hook, brings Hook in, but Hook fights the bomb! Hook gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX to the floor! Hook covers, TWO! Jericho survives that rough landing but Hook gets up and storms around. Hook looks under the ring, and he brings out a trash can lid! Hook SMACKS Jericho right in the head! Jericho leans against the railing, Hook runs and uses the steps as a boost for a FLYING LID ATTACK! Hook shows off the FTW right on the lid, and goes again, but Jericho BOOTS Hook out of the air! DDT onto the lid! Cover, TWO! Jericho shows off the trash can lid but fans boo.

Jericho stalks Hook, drags him up, and SMACKS him with the lid! Jericho puts Hook in the ring, storms up on him, but Hook throws body shots! Hook runs, but Jericho BOOTS him down! The fans boo but Jericho puts Hook on the apron. Jericho brings Hook up, reels him in, but Hook fights the suplex! Hook throws more body shots, then clinches! T-BONE SUPLEX down through the table!! The fans lose their minds over that crash landing! Hook rises up, finds Jericho, and covers, TWO!! Jericho survives again but Hook hauls him up. Hook puts Jericho in the ring, drags him up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!

The fans chant “Go Home, Jericho, Go Home!” Hook hauls Jericho up to whip him corner to corner hard! Hook runs up but into another BOOT! Jericho soaks up more heat, he drags Hook up again, and CHOPS! Jericho whips Hook to clothesline in the corner! Jericho hauls Hook up top, goes up after him, and he rains down fists! The fans still count along, to OCHO, then TEN, for the SUPER STEINER!! Jericho fires up, covers, TWO!! Hook survives but Jericho goes up the corner. Jericho goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a trash can! Jericho puts that in the ring, blows kisses to the fans, then storms in after Hook.

Jericho gets the trash can, runs up, but Hook gets around! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both Jericho and trash can go flying! Both men are down, the fans rally, and Hook goes to get the can. Hook SMACKS Jericho with the can! Hook puts the can around Jericho, and he gets a kendo stick! The fans fire up as Hook SMACKS the can! Jericho staggers around, Hook SMACKS it again! Hook then clinches, TRASH CAN EXPLODER! Hook drags Jericho out of the can, covers, TWO!!! Jericho survives again! Hook storms around, goes back out to look under the ring, and Hook brings out another table! The fans cheer as Hook gets the table in the ring.

Hook props this table up in a corner, makes sure it’s just right, and then fetches Jericho. Hook clinches, but Jericho fights with forearms! Hook hits back, they brawl, and Hook runs, but into another BOOT! Jericho runs, but into a clinch! NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hook then gets Jericho up, but Jericho CODE BREAKERS! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Fans chant “PLEASE RETIRE!” at Jericho, but he rises up. Hook sits up, Jericho CHOPS! Hook fires a forearm, Jericho fires back, and then they stand. Hook fires more shots, but Jericho CLAWS the eyes! Jericho LARIATS Hook down! Jericho goes to a corner, climbs up, and soaks up more heat.

Jericho leaps, but Hook avoids the fist drop! Jericho hobbles, Hook hops on! REDRUM!! Jericho flails, reaches out, but the ref reminds him that ropebreaks won’t do anything. So Jericho RAMS Hook through the table! Hook lets Jericho go, Jericho covers, with feet on ropes! TWO!!! Hook survives and the fans boo Jericho as he lines up a shot. Jericho runs up, but Hook ducks Judas Effect to get a takedown! KNEEBAR!! Jericho flails, fights up, has Hook’s legs, and stomps Hook into the WALLS OF JERICHO!! Hook endures, the fans are dueling, and Jericho pulls Hook away from ropes! Hook flails, fights, rolls, drags Jericho into a cradle, TWO!!

Both men hurry up and Hook gets around Jericho! REDRUM!! Jericho fights, flails, and LOW BLOWS! The fans boo but FTW Rules means anything goes! Jericho snarls, runs up, JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Hook survives and shocks Jericho! The fans fire up, Jericho waits on Hook to get up, and he winds up again. Hook stands, Jericho says he’s sorry about this, and he hits JUDAS EFFECT again! Cover, TWO?!?!? Hook survives again and no one can believe it!! Jericho is getting frustrated with Hook, and tells him to just stay down. Jericho goes out to fetch Floyd the Baseball Bat! Jericho gets in and he tells Hook, “Don’t make me do this!”

Hook stands, refusing to give up. Hook FLIPS Jericho off!! So Jericho CRACKS Hook with the bat!!! Taz stands up from commentary, but he can’t bring himself to go to the ring. Cover, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (NEW FTW Champion)

Jericho says he’s sorry, but Taz gets up to the apron. Taz tells Jericho to back away, and Jericho takes the belt with him as he goes. “The Learning Tree” has gold back around his waist, having taught Hook a lesson. But is the lesson what Jericho claims it is? Or is it that Jericho will do anything to have the spotlight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Thunder Rosa!

The leading lady of AEW may have lost her mind, but she still does whatever she has to in order to keep this title. However, La Mera Mera never lost this title in the first place, and is ready to do what she has to in order to get it back! The Storm and the Thunder are about to collide, who will be left standing when the smoke clears?

In a new look, Rosa is wearing a mask rather than face paint. Storm’s also changed her look a little with the all white gear and silverish hair. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who shines in the spotlight!

The bell rings and Storm gets in Rosa’s face. Rosa pulls her mask away to show there’s no face paint at all, and she fires off fists! The fans fire up as they both swing wild! They end up in a corner, the ref counts, but Storm KNEES and CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then CHOPS again! Storm stomps then CHOPS Rosa again! The fans cheer while Rosa flounders along ropes. Rosa shoves Storm away but Storm CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Rosa DOUBLE CHOPS in return! And DOUBLE CHOPS again! Rosa CHOPS Storm into a corner, then stalks her to another. Rosa CHOPS again, that was a blunt one!

Rosa snapmares Storm, pushes her to a cover, ONE! Rosa keeps on Storm with forearms, then fans rally up, and Rosa whips. Storm BOOTS in return! Storm storms around while the fans rally, and then Storm steps on Rosa’s face! Storm kicks her around, stomps her to ropes, then stomps her at ropes! Storm CHOPS Rosa, then TOSSES her across the way! The fans rally as Storm CLUBS Rosa, whips her corner to corner, but Rosa tilt-o-whirls to RANA! The fans fire up as Storm bails out, and Rosa goes up a corner! Luther is there to help Storm up, and Rosa TORNILLOS down onto them both!

The fans fire up with Rosa but Mariah is lurking! The ref tells Mariah to back up, which she does, and Rosa gets Storm into the ring. Rosa digs her boot into Storm at the corner, then stomps a mudhole in! The fans fire up as Rosa stands on Storm! Rosa drags Storm up, reels her in, and snap suplexes! Float over to the cover, TWO! Rosa clamps onto Storm, and she brings up Storm saying Hell is in her bedroom. Well, then consider Rosa’s one of Storm’s demons! Rosa CLUBS away on Storm’s chest! Rosa digs her knee into Storm’s back, but the fans rally up. Rosa shoves Storm down to a cover, TWO!

The fans rally up for Rosa as she brings Storm up. Rosa scoops, Storm slips free and shoves, but Rosa leaps! Storm catches her to a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Storm is seething as she paces around. Storm drags Rosa up as the fans duel, and she scoops for another BACKBREAKER! Storm stands on Rosa’s back, digs her elbow into the spine, then drops an elbow! The fans rally harder as Storm covers, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Storm keeps on her. Storm puts Rosa under the ropes so she can stand on her! Storm stomps around, the ref counts, but Storm drops knees as she lets off! Rosa writhes but Storm drags her back up.

The fans rally harder as Storm puts Rosa in a corner. Storm hoists Rosa up top, SLAPS her, then goes up. Storm CLUBS away on Rosa, but Rosa hits back with body shots! Rosa HEADBUTTS Storm, keeps her up, so that she can SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Storm survives and Rosa is fuming! The fans rally as Rosa goes to the corner. Rosa climbs, watches Storm rise, and then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders, Rosa roars, and she hauls Storm back up! Fireman’s carry, SAMOAN DROP! Storm staggers to her feet, Rosa runs up to get around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO!

Storm survives again but her butler and protege are both very worried! The fans rally up as Rosa watches Storm crawl to ropes. Rosa runs side to side to DROPKICK Storm! Rosa and Storm both go to the apron, and Rosa fireman’s carries. APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! The fans fire up, Rosa drags Storm back into the ring for a cover, TWO!! Rosa is a bit frustrated that Storm is still in this, and the fans continue to duel between them. Rosa reels Storm in, tucks, but her back won’t let her lift! Storm goes to a corner, Rosa runs in, but Storm ELBOWS her away! Rosa comes back, but Storm goes up and over!

Storm comes back, blocks boots and puts Rosa in the ropes, DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Storm gets up the corner, to TORNADO DDT! But she’s not done there, she has the leg, FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Storm is not quite perfect and Rosa survives because of it! Storm hurries to get Rosa up. FACE- NO, Rosa turns X-Factor into victory roll and STOMP 182! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives again and shocks Rosa! Mariah is still worried but Rosa tells Storm to just die already! Rosa goes up and up and DIVING- NO, Storm avoids the stomps! Storm runs up, but Rosa tries to body scissor! Storm drags her back up, SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!!

Now Storm is frustrated as Rosa survives! The fans continue to rally, Storm drags Rosa up, and Storm whips to CLUB Rosa in the back! Rosa drops to her knees, but Storm gets her up to whip and CLUB her again! Storm drags Rosa up again, whips, but Rosa ROCKS Storm first! Storm ROCKS Rosa! Rosa ROCKS Storm! The fans rally as Storm CHOPS! Rosa CHOPS back! Storm fires a forearm, Rosa gives it back, and they start throwing haymakers! Rosa gets the edge with shots from all side! The fans fire up as Storm wobbles around! Rosa runs, but into a HEADBUTT!! Storm stays up, but Rosa rises! ENZIGIRI!

Rosa waistlocks, Storm switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Storm powers up, but Rosa rises again! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both women are down now, and Mariah gets on the apron! The ref reprimands, but then here comes Deonna Purrazzo! She CHOP BLOCKS Mariah, to then Electric Chair SLAM off the apron! Deonna then RAMS Mariah into steel steps! Luther comes rushing over, but Deonna RAMS him into steps, too! The fans fire up as Deonna and Mariah brawl! They go up the ramp, Storm sneaks up on Rosa! Waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Rosa flounders to a corner, and Storm says it’s time for her close up!

Storm runs in, SWEET HIP MUSIC!! And then STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Rosa survives and shocks everyone! Storm hurries to get Rosa’s legs and ties those up! “This is Awesome!” as Storm has the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Storm’s bringing back a classic but Rosa endures it! Rosa fights, even as Storm sits deep! Rosa shouts, “She’s going to Hell!” Rosa claws around, and gets the ROPEBREAK!! The ref counts, Storm lets off in frustration, and Storm paces around as she thinks what she has to do. Storm says she is ending this, and she drags Rosa up. But Rosa gets around, BACKSTABBER!

Rosa clamps onto Storm, COBRA CLUTCH STRETCH!! Rosa shifts around, Storm fights around, and Storm gets the ROPEBREAK! Rosa lets go in frustration, and she drags Storm back! Storm holds onto the apron skirt! Storm BOOTS Rosa away, the ref fixes the skirt, but Storm LOW BLOWS then STORM ZEROS!!! Cover, Storm wins!!

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

Just when it looked like Storm wrote herself into a corner, she found a way to make this a happy ending for herself! With all these tricks in her back pocket, will Toni truly be timeless?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Will Ospreay!

The American Dragon has said it himself, this is his last year as an active pro-wrestler. As such, this first-time-ever  showdown could also be the only-time-ever! Will Bryan prove he is still the best wrestler in the world today? Or will that honorary title soon belong to the #BillyGOAT?

Don Callis of course joins commentary to watch “the golden goose” of the Don Callis Family. Callis also takes credit for all the fans chanting “OSPREAY! OSPREA!” with Ospreay’s theme song. And the fans are already losing their minds watching Bryan and Ospreay stare down. The two go to their corners, the bell rings and the fans are thunderous already! Ospreay and Bryan circle, Callis says to keep emotions under control, they’re in for a long night. Bryan and Ospreay circle as fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” They tie up, go around, Bryan facelocks, floats, but Ospreay moves around. Bryan stays on Ospreay but Ospreay rolls.

The fans cheer for “BOTH THESE GUYS! BOTH THESE GUYS!” as Bryan powers Ospreay to ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off slowly, and fans sing for Ospreay. Bryan pats Ospreay on the shoulder then backs away. The fans cheer the sportsmanship and Ospreay nods. The singing continues as the two reset. They tie up, Bryan headlocks for the takeover, and he holds off the headscissors. Ospreay moves around, headscissors after all, but Bryan headstands, turns Ospreay over, and bridges up to get around and tie up the legs. Bryan brings Ospreay into the BOW ‘N’ ARROW, but Ospreay pops right free to cover, ONE!

The two reset again and the fans fire up. Ospreay and Bryan circle, the fans chant “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Ospreay and Bryan feel things out, knuckle lock, and they go shoulder to shoulder in a Test of Strength. The fans duel as the two fight for control! Ospreay rolls back to wrench the wrists, but Bryan spins to reverse the pressure. Bryan wrangles Ospreay and twists the wrist. Ospreay moves around, handsprings up and steps over to headlock. Bryan powers up but Ospreay hits the takeover. Bryan headscissors, Ospreay kips free, and the fans cheer “This is Awesome!” as the two reset again.

Ospreay and Bryan tie up, Bryan headlocks and hits another takeover. Bryan palm strikes Ospreay, traps a leg, then palm strikes again! And again! Ospreay endures as Bryan keeps hitting him in the head! Ospreay fights to his feet, powers up and out, then drops to hurdle and drop again. Bryan tips him over, but Ospreay avoids the kick! Ospreay sweeps to cover, ONE! Ospreay blocks Bryan’s kick but Bryan blocks Ospreay’s kick! Ospreay gets around, Bryan elbows free then CHOPS! Bryan whips, but he gets under the handspring to wrangle Ospreay! Ospreay rolls through, but Bryan avoids both buzzsaw and heel kick! The two stand off and the fans are thunderous again!

Ospreay and Bryan reset as the fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The fans hope Bryan and Ospreay “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this isn’t even the main event yet. Ospreay shoots in for a leg, trips Bryan, and then has a standing toehold. Bryan turns over, stands up, but he knows he can’t reach Ospreay so he just flips him off! Ospreay CHOPS Bryan for it! And CHOPS him again! Bryan paces around the ring, then CHOPS back! Ospreay CHOPS! Bryan trips Ospreay and has his own standing toehold. Ospreay pries at the grip, the fans rally and duel, but Bryan traps a leg to then cravat into a neck wrench.

Fans tell off Callis, but Ospreay fights up to throw body shots. Ospreay CLUBS free, ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan CHOPS back! Bryan cravats again, but Ospreay powers free. Bryan cravats again, but Ospreay rolls. Bryan holds on tight, Ospreay stands back up, but Bryan throws knees! Bryan snapmares but Ospreay handsprings through and SHOTGUNS Bryan down! The fans fire up again as Ospreay whips. Bryan reverses but Ospreay RANAS! Ospreay nods as the fans fire up more. Ospreay brings Bryan up, ROCKS him and BOOTS him, then UPPERCUTS! Bryan goes to a corner, Ospreay UPPERCUTS again!

Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, and then follows Bryan. Ospreay CLUBS Bryan, CHOPS him, but Bryan pushes Ospreay with his head. Ospreay eggs Bryan on, so Bryan CHOPS! Ospreay drops back, but Bryan gets him with an UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUTS again! And UPPERCUTS again! Then Bryan KICKS, CHOPS, and UPPERCUTS! Bryan whips, Ospreay holds ropes, then FLAPJACKS Bryan onto ropes! Ospreay runs to BOOT Bryan out of the ring! The fans are thunderous, Callis says to stop pandering, but Ospreay gets them started in an “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay aims to PLANCHA, and down goes Bryan!

The fans fire up, Ospreay high-fives the front row, then Ospreay checks his teeth before going back to Bryan. Ospreay drags Bryan up, puts him in, and then aims from the apron. The fans rally, Ospreay springboards, but into a KICK! Bryan’s antiair might’ve gotten Ospreay in the liver, but Bryan drags him up for knees! Bryan whips, then kitchen sink knees! Then KICK to the back! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay shows his grit but Bryan grabs an arm. Bryan knees the shoulder, KNEES Ospreay in the side, then steps over into a toehold. Ospreay fights but Bryan still has the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! The fans rally while Ospreay endures!

Ospreay keeps his shoulders up but Bryan top mounts to throw down body shots and forearms! The body shots fly in from all sides, then Bryan headscissors Ospreay into a move similar to Zack Sabre Jr’s Yes I’m a Long Way From Home. Ospreay knows ZSJ well and endures this move and fight around, and Ospreay gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets Ospreay go cleanly, then looms over him at the ropes. Bryan drags Ospreay up to CHOP! Ospreay CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS, Ospreay CHOPS, repeat! Ospreay is grimacing from the pain in his side, but he still CHOPS! And CHOPS! But then Bryan puts Ospreay in a corner to body shot again and again!

The fans are torn as Bryan KICKS, whips, but Ospreay reverses. Bryan goes up and over, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Ospreay still handsprings to NEURALIZER! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay grits his teeth while going to ropes. Bryan goes to the other end, and then a corner. Ospreay runs corner to corner to BOOT Bryan and then push him down! Ospreay goes back to the apron, springboard, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this but Ospreay brings him back up. Bryan fights the lift, so Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Bryan blocks one, to CHOP! And UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT, and BODY SHOT!

Bryan runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Bryan bails out, the fans fire up, and Ospreay climbs! SKY TWISTER!! Direct hit and Ospreay rolls back to his feet! The fans lose their minds, but Ospreay still needs to catch his breath first. Ospreay puts Bryan in, goes back up, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! The fans fire up as the elbow pad is prepared! Ospreay runs up, but Bryan KICKS the Hidden Blade! Then he PENALTY KICKS the arm! Bryan hurries to chicken wing Ospreay, TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! But Bryan holds onto Ospreay for the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” with every shot! Bryan then shifts things over, into CATTLE MUTILATION! Ospreay endures as he’s stuck facedown! Ospreay fights around, reaches out with a leg, and finds the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer while Bryan lets go. Bryan snarls as he rises up, and he storms up on Ospreay. Bryan wrenches an arm to ELBOW BREAKER! Then he KICKS Ospreay in the corner, CHOPS him, then goes corner to corner, DROPKICK! Bryan puts Ospreay up top then climbs up to join him. SUPER STEINER, but Ospreay lands through!! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay dusts himself off.

Ospreay eggs Bryan on, then BOOTS his lariat! HOOK KICK, underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay shakes out the arms and puts Bryan in a drop zone. Ospreay climbs, but Bryan trips him up! Ospreay gets stuck on the corner, Bryan climbs up behind him! But Ospreay throws down elbows! Bryan just throws down elbows in return! Bryan chicken wings one arm but Ospreay flails to resist! Bryan gets the other arm, brings Ospreay way up, for a SUPER TIGER SUPLEX!!! Ospreay flounders, clutching his neck, and the fans lose their minds again! Even Callis stands up out of his seat after that one.

The ref checks Ospreay but he’s somehow okay to continue. Bryan covers, ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay survives by a literal foot, but Bryan stays focused. Bryan KICKS Ospreay in the side, then KICKS the arm! And KICKS! And KICKS! Ospreay falls over but he slaps feeling into his arm. Ospreay sits up as he shakes his head, so Bryan PENALTY KICKS him down! Ospreay snarls, sits back up, and the fans fire up! Bryan PENALTY KICKS again! Ospreay sits right up! Ospreay eggs Bryan on again, so Bryan SLAPS him! Ospreay DECKS Bryan with a forearm! The fans are thunderous and Ospreay shakes his bad arm out.

Ospreay KICKS and stomps away at Bryan, rains down palm strikes, but the ref backs him off. Ospreay goes out after Bryan on the apron now, and reels him in. The fans freak out as Ospreay underhooks, but Bryan holds onto ropes! Bryan pries his way free, to KICK Ospreay in the chest! And KICK! And KICK, but Ospreay blocks! Ospreay CLUBS the leg, HOOK KICKS, then goes up the corner! APRON OSCUTTER!!! The fans are thunderous again while the ref checks Bryan. Somehow Bryan is still in this, so Ospreay takes aim. The fans chant “WE’RE NOT WORTHY!” like they’re Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar.

Bryan stands, Ospreay runs up, FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!!! Ospreay wipes out Bryan and almost takes out the ref with him!! The fans lose their minds, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay goes for Bryan. Callis says it himself that Bryan is dead weight, so Ospreay leaves Bryan behind. Ospreay lets the ring count climb, Bryan stands at 5 of 10, only to fall over! The count is 7, 8, and Bryan flounders! Bryan gets in before 9, but Ospreay goes COAST2COAST! And then POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!?!? Callis is frustrated for Ospreay but the fans are thunderous again! “This is Wrestling!” as Ospreay powers up and aims.

Bryan sits up, into the BUZZSAW! And HEEL KICK! Ospreay goes to the ropes to springboard, but Bryan catches him!! Bryan turns Ospreay over, but Ospreay rolls and high stacks! TWO, deadlift, but Bryan shifts to a GUILLOTINE!! Ospreay is in the body scissors, but he powers out! Bryan slips free of the suplex to LA MYSTICA! And then LEBELL LOCK!!! Ospreay flails, endures, but Bryan pulls back on the hold! Ospreay fights, claws at the mat, and the fans rally as hard as they can! Ospreay reaches out but Bryan gets that arm to make this a RINGS OF SATURN! Ospreay still endures, and again uses his legs for the ROPEBREAK!!

The fans are thunderous as Bryan has to let go again. The fans again hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” and maybe they will after all! Bryan and Ospreay rise, and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” Bryan aims, to BUZZSAW! The fans are torn but they’re all standing as Bryan runs in, only for Ospreay to catch him! Bryan throws down elbows, but Ospreay fights the rana off! Ospreay POWER- RANA!!! Cover, TWO!!!! Ospreay escapes, swings, but into a full nelson! Ospreay breaks it, victory rolls, TWO! Bryan has it, TWO! Bryan brings Ospreay up to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Ospreay lands out!?

But Bryan ducks the Hidden Blade! BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?!? Ospreay survives again and the fans are electric! Bryan is too tired, he can’t even be shocked about it! The fans are again cheering “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this match a reality. Bryan stands and the fans know: It’s time to kick Ospreay’s head in! Bryan gets the hands, and he gives Ospreay the DRAGON STOMPS! “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” Bryan then drops into the omoplata, but Ospreay fights the LeBelle Lock! Ospreay moves around, pushes into Bryan, but Bryan powers him down, and fishhooks his way to the crossface!

Ospreay powers up, powers through, and he rains down forearms! But Bryan powers Ospreay back to the omoplata! Ospreay still fights through and he rains down forearms! Bryan’s own arms drop, but then he drags Ospreay into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Ospreay deadlifts to POWERBOMB, but Bryan holds on! And he rains down elbows on Ospreay! The fans continue to duel, “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” But Ospreay deadlifts, steps over, STYLES CLASH!!! But he can’t turn Bryan over, he’s that tired! The fans are electric again as Ospreay slowly stirs to life. Bryan sits up in a daze, and the two men find each other.

Ospreay and Bryan go forehead to forehead, give junkyard dog headbutts, or perhaps goat headbutts. Then they start firing haymakers! “YES!” “BRUV!” echoes out, but then Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! But Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Bryan SLAPS back! And SLAPS again! And fires palm strikes from all sides! Ospreay is on noodle legs, Bryan gets him in, SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! Ospreay rises!! HIDDEN BLADE!!! But Ospreay isn’t done there, he calls his shot! Springboard, OS- BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Both men are down again and while the fans cannot believe it, they are loving it!

A standing count starts as both men stir. We pass 5 as Bryan goes to a corner. Bryan sits up at 7, and the “YES! YES! YES!” begins again. St. Louis is torn, but Ospreay goes to the other corner. Ospreay stares Bryan down as he takes off the elbow pad. This has turned to a showdown at high noon, and the fans are dueling as hard as they can! Both men run in, HIDDEN BLADE HITS FIRST!!! And then Ospreay underhooks Bryan, for the TIGER DRIVER 91!!!! Ospreay is roaring, the fans are going nuts and Bryan is writhing from being dropped right on his head! The ref calls for Doc Sampson!? But Ospreay doesn’t care, HIDDEN BLADE!!!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

The Aerial Assassin respects The American Dragon, but he shows no mercy for him! The medics get in there to check on Bryan after that brutal finish, and even Callis is concerned. Ospreay realizes after that Bryan is in excruciating pain. Ospreay slayed the dragon, but did he just cut Bryan’s last year short?

 

Vacated AEW World Tag Team Championships Ladder Match: The Young Bucks VS FTR!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson have been trying to deflect on why they lost at All In London 2023, but it’s hard to say anyone is buying it. Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood don’t even care about that day anymore, they’re more upset about how the EVPs have let power and authority go to their heads. Will FTR humble the Bucks once and for all when they bring down these belts? Or will Matt & Nick prove that they’re the real #TopGuys?

The introductions are made, the belts are already high above, and we see who are THE Three-Time AEW World Tag Team Champions!

The bell rings and the fans rally up behind FTR while booing The Bucks. The Bucks SUPERKICK but FTR block! FTR fires off hands, Dax putting Matt in a corner and Cash putting Nick on ropes. Cash UPPERCUTS Nick, Dax hurries over and they double whip, but Matt CLOBBERS Cash to stop Shatter Machine! Nick sunset flips, he and Matt set up, E V P- KNEES MEET as Dax ducks! Cash goes up, DOUBLE FLYING LARIATS! FTR hurry to fetch ladders, but the Bucks ROCK them first! Matt rains down fists on Cash, Nick sends Dax into barriers! The fans boo but Matt throws Cash into the LED apron while Nick soaks up the heat.

The Bucks regroup, get a ladder up, but Dax is in the ring! Dax runs in, but the Bucks lift the ladder out of the way. They WRECK Dax with the ladder, but then Cash DROPKICKS the ladder into the Bucks! The Bucks stagger, Cash grabs the ladder, but so does Matt! They tug-o-war, so Matt RAMS Cash into the railing! Nick ENZIGURIS Cash! The Bucks get the ladder up and into the ring, stand it up, then climb. But Dax returns to drag Nick down, then drag Matt down. Dax fires hands on Matt, whips, but Matt ducks ‘n’ dodges, to go up the ladder! Dax hurries after him, but Nick is there to CLUB Dax! Cash returns to drag Matt down!

The teams brawl again, haymakers for haymakers, until the Bucks CLAW FTR’s eyes! The Bucks send FTR into the ladders! Then they SUPERKICK FTR down! The fans boo as the Bucks fold the ladder up, to RAM Cash down! Matt puts the ladder in the ropes, Nick fetches Dax, and Nick ROCKS Dax with a right hand. Matt ROCKS Dax, too, and they put Dax on the ladder. Nick goes to the corner, Matt lifts the ladder, but Dax ROCKS Matt! Dax gets Nick to ROCKET LAUNCH him onto the ladder! Matt kicks Dax, runs, but Dax BACK DROPS Matt onto the ladder! The Bucks are both writhing, and Cash brings out TABLES!

The fans fire up as Cash props one table against railing, then stands the other up. Dax CHOPS Matt, fetches another ladder, but Matt drop toeholds Dax into steel steps! Dax crashes, taking a hit from the ladder, too! Nick PENALTY KICKS Cash from the apron! Cash flops onto the ladder, and now Matt lifts that one! Nick goes from the apron to CANNONBALL onto Cash and the ladder! Nick clutches his back, Matt shakes out his hands, but the Bucks still get the ladder in the ring. They stand it up, but Dax manages to get in the ring, too! Dax drags Nick down, CLUBS Matt’s legs and ROCKS him! But Nick CLUBS Dax!

The Bucks mug Dax, DECK him, and then Nick goes out to grab a chair. We’re now in TLC territory, and Dax is busted open! Matt shows it off to the fans before he ELBOWS Dax in the head. Nick SMACKS Dax with the chair! Matt has a chair now, he SMACKS Dax! The Bucks kick Dax around, then they bring him over to the shorter ladder. They put Dax inside the ladder, pressing it down on him, and Nick SMACKS away with the chair! Cash returns so Nick CHUCKS the ladder into his face! The fans boo but the Bucks soak up the heat. Dax sputters through the crimson mask as he crawls out of the ladder.

The fans boo as Nick leans the ladders in the corners. The Bucks double whip Dax hard into the ladder, and the ladder even falls onto Dax! The Bucks mug Cash now, and whip him hard into ladder! Cash bounces off and writhes around while a ref checks Dax’s wound. The Bucks soak up more heat, and Matt rains down fists on Dax’s bloody forehead! Nick goes out to bring out another table. He has an idea, so Matt joins in. They set a ladder bridge up between apron and timekeeper’s area. They mug Dax, bloody as he already is, and they double whip Dax into the bridge! Dax flounders and sputters, and the Bucks go to get Cash.

The Bucks double whip Cash, but he slides under! Cash RAMS the ladder into the Bucks, goes up onto the ladder, and he ASAI MOONSAULTS off it! Cash takes out The Bucks, and it seems FTR’s done away with the days of “No Flips, Just Fists.” Cash puts Matt on the ladder bridge, stands him up, but Nick trips Cash up! Cash falls into the rungs, right on his Revival! The Bucks then get on the ladder, sit Cash up, E V P TRIGGER!!! Cash flops out of the ladder, The Bucks soak up the heat, and they go back to the ring. Dax is there with a ladder but Matt kicks him low! Matt bumps Dax off buckles, then throws hands.

Dax flops into the ropes, Matt and Nick coordinate again. Matt moves the short ladder aside so he and Nick can bring Dax to the ropes. They double suplex, but Cash makes the save! FTR DOUBLE SUPLEX The Bucks! Cash rallies with haymakers, then whips! Cash gives Matt a back drop! Cash whips Nick but Nick reverses, but Cash ducks ‘n’ dodges! Nick leaps but into a POWERSLAM! Cash roars and the fans fire up! Cash gets the tall ladder and he stands that back up under the belts. Cash climbs, but Matt hurries after him! Matt YANKS Cash down, climbs up, but Cash Electric Chair Lifts! Dax is up top, STEINER BULLDOG!!

The fans cheer as Dax drags himself back up. Dax sputters, but he sees he’s the only one standing. Dax paces around, gets Matt’s legs, and he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Cash positions the ladder so that it pins Matt down! Cash climbs, but Nick SUPERKICKS Dax! Nick then hurries after Cash and throws hands! Cash falls off the ladder, but Dax is back to YANK Nick down, into a SLINGSHOT SITOUT POWERBOMB! But Matt SUPERKICKS Dax! Matt runs at Cash, Cash puts him on the apron! Cash runs to DIVE and send Matt down through table and railing!! Nick hurries after Dax, but Dax kicks low!

Dax reels Nick in, but Nick RANAS Dax down through a table!! Everyone is down around ringside, this is becoming a human demolition derby. Nick and Cash return in the ring, but Nick gets the short ladder to stand it up next to the other. Nick climbs both ladders and he throws hands on Cash! Cash hits back, but so does Nick! Matt and Dax are back somehow, and they go after each other, as well as after Cash and Nick! The four men brawl, grab for belts, and Cash falls! Dax DECKS Nick, but Matt SMACKS Dax off rungs! Matt reaches up but the belts are moving around! Dax shakes the ladder, pulls a shoe off, and then SHATTER MACHINE!!!

Nick crawls, he has a chair, and he JAMS Cash with it! And he JAMS Dax with it! Nick SMACKS Cash, SMACKS Cash again, then leaves him behind. Nick drags the short ladder to a corner, so he can SMACK Cash off the tall one! Nick then puts the tall ladder in another corner. Nick stomps Cash, climbs a corner to then climb the ladder, but Dax hurries up after him! Dax throws hands on Nick, Cash climbs the taller ladder! The fans fire up as we get a SUPER DUPER POWER, and a SUPER DUPER GLORY!! The fans are thunderous while all four men are down again! FTR regroup and they get the short ladder under the belts.

Dax intercepts Matt but Matt still fights around. Matt powers Dax into the ladder and tips it over! Cash HOTSHOTS off ropes, then Matt SUPERKICKS him! Matt TOSSES Dax out, but Dax trips Matt up! Dax SMACKS Matt off the ladder bridge! And again! Nick has Cash on a table! Nick goes up a corner, but Dax has Matt on the bridge! Nick 450 SPLASHES through the table!! But then Dax LADDER PILE DRIVERS!!! The bridge gives way, that’s bad for both men! The fans are losing their minds at this pure carnage! “This is Awesome!” as Nick and Dax each get out of the respective piles of wreckage. Dax gets in the ring first, and he brings a ladder around.

Dax climbs, but Nick springboards up to join him! Nick then SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS Dax down!! Dax is dazed while Nick goes to the ladder and climbs! But Cash is back! Cash drags Nick down, dodges a lariat, then clotheslines Nick up and out of the ring! Nick grazes a ladder that was sitting there on the apron, but he still stands back up. Cash builds speed, DIVES but through a table!! Nick avoids disaster but Cash crashes ‘n’ burns! The fans lose their minds again after seeing another human car crash! Nick drags himself back to the ring where Dax is getting a ladder up again. Dax drags himself up but Nick follows!

The fans chant “Please Be Careful!” and maybe they should’ve started with that. Nick and Dax throw hands, Nick grabs for a belt! Dax ROCKS Nick, Nick ROCKS Dax! Each man grabs for a belt, but then they throw hands again! Dax SMACKS Nick with a belt!! The fans are thunderous, but that’s because a man in a Sting mask jumps into the ring! The man SHOVES the ladder over! Security grabs him, unmasks him, and it’s JACK PERRY!!! The Scapegoat smiles and fans are losing their minds! Nick smiles, too, as he climbs the ladder, and brings down a belt! The Bucks win!!

Winners: The Young Bucks (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Jack Perry returns from NJPW, and even breaks the law, all to help Matthew & Nicholas!! The Bucks are the first THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions thanks to Jack, will the EVPs return the favor by bailing him out?

 

AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana!

The One True King of Wrestling Television? Well, hard to argue with Samoa Joe considering he willingly gave up the ROH World Television Championship so that he could reach the highest heights. The Realest is taking aim at those same heights, and when you come for the king, you best not miss. Will Swerve hit the killshot on Joe? Or will there be no stopping Joe’s reign of terror?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who makes this their Dynasty!

The bell rings and the fans are fired up again as the two circle. “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” echo out, and the two tie up. Joe powers Swerve to a corner, grinds his forearms in, then lets off to say this is HIS house. The fans boo but Joe just smirks as he and Swerve reset. The two go again, Joe powers Swerve to another corner but Swerve turns it around. Swerve lets off slowly, but Joe and Swerve each take a testing kick. The two reset, feel things out, then Joe KNEES low! Swerve sputters as he drops to his knees, but Joe brings him up to CHOP! Swerve staggers to a corner, Joe storms up and whips him corner to corner.

Joe runs up but into a BOOT! Swerve goes up, leaps, but Joe steps aside. Except Swerve counted on that! Swerve lands on his feet, and DROPKICKS Joe down! The fans fire up as Swerve outsmarts Joe, then builds speed, to DIVE! But Joe catches Swerve to URENAGE onto the desk! Joe is furious, and he CHOPS Swerve right off the desk! Commentary moves aside so Joe can fetch Swerve, and Joe TOSSES Swerve back over the desk! Joe then storms around, and he starts pulling up floor mats! Swerve gets into the ring and the ref reprimands, but then Swerve FOSBURY FLOPS! Down goes Joe and the fans fire up!

Joe sits up, Swerve KICKS him around! Swerve then goes to the apron, runs up, but Joe blocks the boot to YANK Swerve into position! But Swerve pops free of the Muscle Buster! Swerve BOOTS, runs up, but into a POWERSLAM onto the concrete!! The fans lose their minds while Joe roars! Joe drags Swerve up, puts him in the ring, and the fans rally again with “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Joe paces around Swerve as he sits up. Joe JABS and Swerve falls right over! Joe taunts Swerve, JABS and JABS and JABS again! Joe JABS, JABS, JABS and he sits Swerve down in the corner! The fans boo but Joe soaks it up.

Joe goes back to Swerve, drags him up, and then HEADBUTTS! Swerve wobbles, but he comes back to CHOP! And CHOP again! Nana coaches Swerve on as he CHOPS and fires hands! Joe SWATS and then LEG SWEEPS! Swerve falls on his face and clutches his nose! Joe looms over Swerve, drags him back up, and then CHOPS him on the back! And KICKS him in the front! Then runs to FLASH ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Swerve hangs in there and the fans rally up. Joe clamps onto Swerve with a neck wrench. Swerve endures as Joe tries to twist his head off. The fans continue to rally, Swerve fights around, but Joe throws him down!

Joe mockingly applauds so the fans boo. Joe chuckles, then he kicks Swerve. Swerve kicks from below, Joe kicks again, repeat! Joe then throws down a punch! Swerve goes to ropes, Joe CHOPS him! And CHOPS him! And CHOPS him again! ROLLING ELBOW! Joe snapmares Swerve, then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Swerve shakes his head and the fans rally up but Joe keeps cool. Nana coaches Swerve, but Swerve can’t even stand. Joe makes Swerve stand so he can CHOP! Swerve CHOPS back! Joe CHOPS again! Swerve BOOTS! And CHOPS! And fires boxing elbows! Swerve runs, but into an ELBOW from Joe!

Swerve tumbles out of the ring, Joe goes out after him, and Joe throws body shots. Joe throws more hands, then clotheslines! Swerve ducks, Joe’s arm hits POST! Swerve gets in the ring, Joe hurries to the apron, but Swerve HOTSHOTS that bad arm! Swerve peels away the padding on the crossbar, and then gets Joe’s arm for a HANGING ARMBAR! Joe endures, the ref counts, and Swerve BOOTS Joe away. Swerve hurries in to KICK the arm! And then wrench it for an ARMBAR CODE BREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Joe toughs it out but Swerve keeps his cool. Nana continues to coach Swerve and he brings Joe up.

Swerve half nelsons but Joe elbows free! So Swerve ROCKS Joe in the back, then KICKS the legs! Swerve CLUBS the bad arm, waistlocks, and uses ropes to help in the GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Joe survives again but Swerve shakes his head. Joe rises, Swerve runs up to fire off fast hands! Swerve CHOPS, runs, but Joe catches him to a SLEEPER! Swerve drops to BOOT from below! Swerve then dodges Joe, goes up and around, SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Swerve grows frustrated as Joe goes to a corner. The fans rally, Swerve storms up, but Joe CHOPS! Joe goes up, but Swerve throws body shots!

Swerve CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS again! Joe wobbles, Swerve climbs, and the fans fire up as Swerve CLUBS away on the bad arm! Swerve then hits a FLYING ARMBAR BULLDOG! Then he wraps on a SHORT ARM SCISSOR! Joe endures, but Swerve shifts! Joe holds off the armbar and powers through, but Swerve has the TRIANGLE HOLD! Joe deadlifts Swerve, to BUCKLE BOMB him! And then Joe brings Swerve up, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!??! Joe is beside himself that Swerve survived his best shot! Joe storms out of the ring, Nana asks where he’s going, and Joe grabs his belt! Nana says Joe can’t just leave, but Joe scares him off!

Joe isn’t leaving, he gets in the ring with his belt! Only to get a HOUSE CALL!! Joe’s stuck in ropes and Swerve goes up! 450 SPLASH GUILLOTINE!! Then Swerve goes back up, Joe flounders around, into the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, TWO!!! Now Joe survives Swerve’s best shot!! Swerve storms up, but Joe CLAWS at Swerve’s face! Nana protests, but Joe grabs the belt again! Nana tells the ref to watch out, but Swerve BOOTS Joe first! Swerve has the belt, but Joe ducks the shot! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Joe has Swerve caught and Swerve flails! Joe’s bad hand is having a hard time holding on, and the fans rally for Swerve to keep fighting!

Swerve reaches out, pries at the bad hand, and sits up! Joe is losing his grip, and Swerve bends fingers! Swerve stands, wrangles and gets Joe down, then traps the other arm! Swerve stands on the bad arm, to SNAP it!! Joe writhes in agony and Swerve looks to the belt. It inspires him, motivates him, and Swerve says this is it! Swerve reloads and aims from a corner! HOUSE CALL!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Joe survives and Swerve can’t believe it! The fans are rallying, Nana tells Swerve he’s got this in the bag! Swerve climbs up a corner again, but his own body is hurting. Joe trips Swerve up! Joe CLUBS away on Swerve, brings him up to the top rope, and fireman’s carries!

Swerve CLUBS away on Joe! And he twists Joe’s nose! Swerve stares Joe right in the eyes, jumps, but Joe gets under! Swerve comes back to carry Joe out for a POWERBOMB!! And then Swerve goes back up, for the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, SWERVE WINS!!!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)

St. Louis explodes with excitement! The Gateway City has become the gateway to history as The Realest finally has this championship! And the first African American AEW World Champion at that! The purple confetti and all sorts of pyro goes off as Swerve celebrates with the fans! Whose Dynasty? SWERVE’S DYNASTY! Long Live the NEW King of Wrestling Television, long may he reign!


My Thoughts:

An awesome event for the first-ever AEW Dynasty, especially with that main event. Awesome stuff from Swerve and Joe as always, and of course a great win and crowning moment for Swerve. He’s been MLW World Champion but no offense to MLW, Swerve has been waiting a long time for a world title of this level. He did great in NXT though never getting THE NXT Championship, it was unfortunate that Vince could not figure out a damn thing to do with Hit Row, and even Swerve’s early days in AEW were hit and miss. But Swerve never gave up, he won the fans over, and now he has his moment, I’m sure Dynamite this Wednesday will greet him with “You Deserve It!”

I did skip most of the Zero Hour stuff because it’s on YouTube for free, and because that’s just an extra hour AEW needs to really trim down. If AEW is going to be doing their own 12 PPVs a year, they gotta start streamlining things, realizing some things are better for TV like Collision or Rampage and only the most important stuff needs to be here. Though I will say, great to see Mike Sydal with Matt, and then Trent goes and destroys them both for the fun of it. Chuck Taylor made the save, Trent acts like Chuck’s the one in the wrong, can’t wait to see those guys have it out. And great stuff for Cassidy & Shibata as they won, I wonder if those two stick together as a tag team.

I did still cover the Trios title match because that’s some big stuff. That’s like the one match that was still PPV preshow worthy cuz it’s certainly important. I guessed right that Bullet Club Gold was winning, but I’m surprised they didn’t cheat. But hopefully they do what I was also thinking, Bang Bang Gang needs to be part of AEW programming like Collision but also part of ROH weekly programming because they are the trios champions of both promotions now and Tony Khan needs to remember that. ROH is prerecorded, sure, but just edit in a backstage segment from tonight into ROH this week so that at least they’re on the episode.

I didn’t expect the Continental Championship to open but it was an awesome match to start us off. I figured Okada would win, but I like the sneaky way he used the ref against Pac to do it. Then combined with The Bucks winning the tag titles, we have a new Golden Elite. That Ladder Match was a little scary, though, especially when it ended up following a scary moment to end Bryan VS Ospreay. Cash also didn’t really sell getting crotched on the ladder and taking an EVP as much as he should’ve. But then, with all the foreshadowing, of course Jack Perry returns to screw FTR over and help his new friends in The Bucks. Forbidden Door may not be until June but I’d love if Jack brings House of Torture around, we get a weird alliance of HOT and Elite going towards that PPV.

Speaking of that Bryan VS Ospreay match, that was an absolute epic, but I’m unsure what to make of the finish. Bryan’s faked bad neck and such before, so maybe he was acting here for story. Ospreay is happy he won but worried he overdid it with Bryan, that could be another thing that tears him away from the Don Callis Family. Meanwhile, great Six Man Tag of House of Black VS Edge, Briscoe & Eddie. They did a great job with the black mist spot leading to the finish, great win for House of Black and I would think this gives us Double or Nothing’s TNT Championship match, Edge VS Malakai.

Following House of Black with more House of Black was a natural move, and Willow VS Julia felt rather quick. There was rumors that Julia has been nursing an injury so they probably made this a quick win to spare her from getting any more beat up. But at the same time, of course it was going to be Willow VS Mone for Double or Nothing. They were teasing that things could still change in the next month, but I feel like if Julia had defenses along the way and didn’t lose, Willow can have defenses along the way and not lose. If Mone wins, Willow’s reign will be short, but if she gets two or three defenses in beforehand, the reign won’t look weak. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to look, we all have different opinions on what builds a reign.

On the flipside, AEW kinda fast-tracked us to title matches for Roddy VS Kyle and Hook VS Jericho. They didn’t have to shoehorn turns to then shoehorn more matches onto this card, but Tony Khan seems to have pacing problems. Roddy of course won in part thanks to Wardlow, and then unfortunately, Jericho won to prolong this feud. But y’know what? Kudos to Hook taking a baseball bat as the finish. A good detail in the International Championship was Cole frowning at Wardlow. Feels like with how Wardlow almost messed up his distraction, he’s on thin ice with Cole and any misstep will get him a superkick and then kicked out of the Kingdom.

Great Women’s World Championship match out of Toni Storm and Rosa, great looks from both their gear tonight. Storm of course had Mariah May there to help, but logical move for Deonna to go after Mariah. Storm retaining made some sense, she’s just too good as this character and the fans love her so much. I’m still sticking by my idea that Mina Shirakawa is gonna come around to this title because of her connection to Mariah and how Mariah will have to choose between her two mentors. Storm can retain the title but lose Mariah so that then Mariah and Storm battle for the belt, maybe at All In London 2024.

My Score: 9.2/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (4/20/24)

Kyle O’Reilly is on a Rampage!

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Friendships continue to sour in AEW!

Roderick Strong turned on Kyle O’Reilly, so now Kyle’s going on a Rampage to get even! Will the Undisputed Kingdom make it to Dynasty?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • High Flying Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match: Rob Van Dam VS Lee Johnson VS Isiah Kassidy VS Komander; wins.
  • Yuka Sakazaki VS Emi Sakura; Yuka wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Undisputed Kingdom VS Kyle O’Reilly, Rocky Romero & Matthew Menard; Kyle, Rocky & Menard win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley speaks.

“Well, things just got more interesting next week. The IWGP Championship will be on the line for the first time ever on Dynamite. That is one hell of a powerful cellphone you have there, Mr. Callis. Hey, I wasn’t planning on losing anyway, and I like playing this game better when the stakes are high, while the clock is clicking down to zero, when there’s no room for error, when it is truly do or die. My hand only gets steadier. I was born for these moments. But hey, let’s say next week in Jacksonville, I get struck by lightning. Will Hobbs shocks the world. From Oakland to Tokyo, new IWGP Champion, what a story that would be. If you like fairytales.

“And Don Callis would sit right next to you on the plane on the way to Japan, he’ll sit right next to you in the press conference. But has he truly been where you’ve been? Does he truly know you? Who you are and where you come from? I do. And I will be in the ring with you next week, not Don Callis. I’ve always known you’ve had something in here, Hobbs. I’ve always known. Next week, if you haven’t found that thing inside you that I talked about… It’s not about championships and contracts and fancy cars, that comes later. If you haven’t found it in the week I have given you, I will find it for you.

“Next week on Dynamite, what I’m gonna give you is a gift. I’m gonna show you who you really are. But that gift is going to be a bitter pill to swallow. Hey, this is pro-wrestling, anything can happen. So take this advance: don’t hesitate for one second, cuz I won’t.” The Maniac has issued his final warning, but will the Powerhouse write history with his own two hands?

 

High Flying Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match: Rob Van Dam VS Lee Johnson VS Isiah Kassidy VS Komander!

Today is 4/20 and you know what that means! RVD is ready to fly! But so are Big Shotty, Brother Zay and the AAA Cruiserweight Champion! It all comes down to who lasts longest, so who will have the last laugh on Rampage?

The bell rings, the fans rally for “R V D! R V D!” RVD stands on the corner to get everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Then RVD and the others approach, feel things out, and then RVD dodges everyone to hop up on a corner. The fans cheer and even the others have to appreciate the savvy. But then Zay taunts Johnson, and he tells Komander that he’s not high enough to see him. Zay kneels to be more Komander’s size, but then Komander and Lee DOUBLE DROPKICK! Zay tumbles away, Komander rolls Lee up but Lee slips free. Lee rolls Komander up, ONE! Lee arm-drags but then Komander arm-drags!

Both men kip up, the fans fire up, and then Zay runs in! Lee & Komander dodge, RVD FLYING KICKS Zay back down! Lee kicks but RVD blocks to spin and HEEL KICK! Komander runs up, RVD avoids the wall kick, and then says “ROB! VAN! DAM!” But Zay shoves RVD into Komander, then hits a BACKSTABBER on RVD! Zay says hold up hold up. “BRO! THER! ZAY!” The fans boo but Zay runs to ROLLING flop as RVD moves! RVD HEEL KICKS in the corner, then whips Zay back in. RVD runs up, goes up, MONKEY FLIP! Zay squeals as he flies away, then RVD runs, ROLLING THUNDER! The fans fire up and RVD covers, TWO!

Lee storms up, he brings RVD around to whip, but RVD reverses! Lee reverses to send RVD out to the ramp. Komander returns, he runs up but Lee TOSSES him out! Lee builds speed and FLIES! Big Shotty takes everyone out and lands on his feet! The fans fire up as Lee puts Zay in, storms up and gets around, BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Zay’s still in this but Lee stays fired up. The fans rally, Lee drags Zay up into the dragon sleeper, but Zay CLAWS the eyes! Zay rolls Lee and holds tights! Zay ELIMINATES Lee! The fans boo with how Zay did it, but Zay soaks it up. We’re through the first phase, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Zay again mocks RVD with more “BRO! THER! ZAY!” then he goes out to fire off on Komander! Zay SMACKS Komander off the apron, puts him in the ring, then SMACKS RVD off apron, too! Zay follows after Komander, and CHOKES him with his towel! Zay kicks Komander around while the ref reprimands, but Zay whips Komander to ropes. Zay CLOBBERS Komander, mocks RVD and soaks up more heat. RVD gets on the apron, Zay SHOTGUNS him back down! Zay talks trash on RVD, drags Komander up, and Rampage returns to single picture. Zay ROCKS Komander, fires off hands at the ropes, then whips.

Komander holds ropes to stop himself, then he BOOTS back! Komander then dumps Zay out hard! The fans rally as RVD returns, but Komander dodges to dropkick the legs out. Komander brings RVD up in a corner, goes corner to corner and forearm SMASHES! The fans boo and rally up for RVD, but Komander goes side to side, to go up and up and ARIHARA MOONSAULT onto Zay! The fans cheer that, though! Komander puts Zay in, but then RVD is there to kick Komander! RVD reels Komander in, gets him up, but Komander RANAS free! Komander goes to the apron, springboards and SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!

Zay stays in this, with Quen coaching him. Abrahantes rallies for Komander, as do the fans, and Komander goes back up a corner. Zay rises, Komander tightrope walks, but Zay trips him up! Komander falls to the apron, RVD returns, and now Zay wants to make amends? Zay says it’s for 4/20! RVD says okay, hook him up. Zay checks his pockets but then checks his shoes. Oops, not there, either. RVD looks to the crowd, and Zay rolls him up! TWO!! Zay runs up to mule kick, whip, but RVD BOOTS back! Komander urns in, RVD dumps him out, to JUMP SOBAT him down! RVD bumps Zay off buckles to then ROUNDHOUSE him down!

The fans fire up as RVD then goes up, but Quen trips him! Quen SMACKS RVD off the apron! Komander hurries up top to tightrope walk! CIELITO LINDO!! Cover, Komander ELIMINATES Zay! The fans cheer as Kassidy suffers karma! But now RVD and Komander are alone as the true high-flyers of this match. The fans rally for RVD as he and Komander step up. Everyone joins in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” but Komander wheelbarrows! Victory roll, TWO!! RVD leg scissor rolls Komander, TWO!! RVD runs up, is sent into buckles, but RVD BOOTS! RVD whips, Komander reverses and runs up to tilt-o-whirl, roll up, and step over! CRADLE, TWO!!

Komander gets a ghost pin! TWO!! RVD fights up, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! So many close calls, and then Komander ENZIGIRIS! The fans fire up as Komander goes up and up again! But RVD trips Komander up! RVD climbs, the fans rally, and RVD brings Komander to the very top! SUPER DUPER- NO, Komander slips free! Komander runs in, but RVD jumps over the 619 to JUMP KICK back! RVD then hits a SPIN LEG DROP, and he goes back up! The fans fire up for the FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, RVD wins!

Winner: Rob Van Dam, by pinfall

It’s 4/20 and you know what that means! RVD is One of a Kind, and no one gets higher than him! But will RVD help AEW reach new heights in the near future?

 

Yuka Sakazaki VS Emi Sakura!

The Wrestling Magical Girl was called out by The Professor of Pro-Wrestling to step into the “Deeb Dojo.” Will Yuka be ready for such a test after taking on the Queen of Joshi? Or will Emi prove it’s still 100 years too soon for Yuka to think she’s at that level?

The bell rings and Emi fires off on Yuka already! Emi stomps Yuka around, brings her up, but Yuka ROCKS Emi! Emi still gets around to roll Yuka up, TWO!! Emi hurries to underhook, TIGER BOMB, and high stack! TWO!! Yuka escapes again but Emi whips. Yuka holds ropes to block, so Emi CHOPS! Yuka still blocks, so Emi CHOPS again! Emi whips but Yuka reverses! Yuka kicks low, fires up, and the fans are with her. Snapmare roll and KICK! Then Yuka runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Yuka hurries to put on an STF! Emi endures, even as Yuka thrashes her around! The fans rally, but Emi BITES Yuka’s hand!

The ref reprimands, Emi lets off, and Yuka kicks her. Emi wrenches to BITE the hand again! The fans boo but Emi lets off. Emi eggs Yuka on, Yuka kicks and fires forearms! Yuka runs, goes up and up and then cartwheels to avoid Emi! But then a slip on the apron sends Yuka to the floor! Emi hurries out after Yuka, brings her around, and CHOPS her against the desk! Emi holds up one of the AEW action figures, fakes throwing it to fans, then wags her finger. The fans boo but Emi grabs some WOOOOO energy drinks. The ref says no, takes those cans and throws them down, and he checks on Yuka. Yuka’s able to walk on the bad leg, so the ref tells Emi to go into the ring.

Emi argues with the ref, stalks Yuka instead, Yuka unaware as she even starts running on the leg. Emi blows past her, just to show off her cardio! Yuka tries to chase Emi now, but Emi CLAWS Yuka’s face! The ref reprimands, Emi slides in and then slides back out. Emi whips Yuka at the apron but Yuka TIGER FEINT KICKS! The fans fire up with Yuka as she runs, to RANA Emi! Emi sputters, Yuka shakes out the leg, and she gets Emi in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Yuka storms in, paces, then runs up, but Emi dodges. Emi comes back to CHOP! And CHOP! Emi brings Yuka around, bumps her off buckles, and then soaks up the heat. Emi CHOPS again, and CHOPS again, then brings Yuka around again. Emi CHOPS Yuka in another corner, then CHOPS her again! Yuka drops to her knees, Emi taunts her and she taunts the fans, and the ref again checks on Yuka. Yuka hobbles, Emi CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Emi makes it the don-don CHOP, don-don CHOP of We Will Rock You! Emi fires up, sings the song, then runs in to CROSSBODY in the corner! Yuka falls, Emi cocky pins, TWO!

Emi is annoyed, but she waits on Yuka to stand. Emi fakes the chop to poke Yuka in her eyes! The ref reprimands but Emi is having fun at Yuka’s expense. Yuka staggers around, into a dragon sleeper! Emi digs her elbow into Yuka’s ribs as she grinds her down! Yuka sits on the mat, flails and reaches out, but she seems to be fading as Rampage goes to break!

Rampage returns and the fans fire up with Yuka as she has Emi down! Yuka goes to the apron, climbs the ropes, but Emi trips her up! Emi then runs to CROSSBODY Yuka off the apron! Emi drags Yuka up while fans boo, and Emi sits Yuka against the steps. Emi blows a kiss, then runs in, to CROSSBODY against the steps! Emi is all fired up, and she drags Yuka up. Emi gets Yuka in the ring, underhooks, but Yuka fights! The fans rally for Yuka as she still fights, but Emi still hits the BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Emi is upset but the fans fire up! Emi goes up a corner, waits on Yuka to rise, but Yuka flops over!

Emi laughs and “sips tea,” but then Yuka gets up to GAMANGIRI! Yuka puts Emi in the ropes, waistlocks, and SLIDING GERMANS!! The fans fire up as Yuka crawls her way to the cover, Yuka wins!

Winner: Yuka Sakazaki, by pinfall

It was a grittier win than even the Magical Girl is used to, but it’s proof she’s not just sunshine and rainbows! But will she have to dig even deeper if she wants to pass the Professor’s test?

 

Angelo Parker is here!

The fans cheer Cool Hand Ange, and this is an “AEW Rampage Exclusive,” recorded just after Dynamite. Parker gets the mic to say that the last year of his life has been a roller coaster, both professional and personally. A few months ago, he had to walk away from his mentor, and that meant losing a family along the way. But he had gained the love of his life, too. The fans cheer for “RUBY! RUBY!” Parker says unfortunately, some of his actions caused him to lose that, too. Going into his match on Rampage last week, it was a must-win. The only thing he had left was beating Zak Knight, and then he lost. So Parker went home, did a lot of thinking, and he reflected on a lot of things.

When Parker started this, the only thing he wanted to do was make his dad proud. He isn’t with us anymore, but Parker is sure that he’s made his dad proud. The fans cheer that, too! Parker thanks them for that, and says after the year he’s had, he also realized that he doesn’t have a lot left to fight for. So, he is out here to announce his… Fans say “NO! NO! NO!” and then Ruby Soho is here! The Runaway has a mic of her own and the fans cheer as she goes out to the ring to join Parker. Parker is as surprised as anyone that she’s here, but she says she can’t let him do this. She is emotional as she says it breaks her heart to hear him say he has nothing left to fight for.

Ruby is out here right now to tell him he has something very, very important to fight for. The fans like where this is going. Ruby tells Parker that… she’s pregnant! The fans go wild and Parker is having a hard time registering that. Ruby knows this is so soon, that they really only just started this, and that she disappeared on him, but she didn’t know how else to tell him. Parker KISSES Ruby! The fans cheer as Parker and Ruby are now going to be parents! They both say, “I love you!” and embrace again. Destination Unknown no longer, congratulations on this wonderful moment!

 

Six Man Tag: The Undisputed Kingdom VS Kyle O’Reilly, Rocky Romero & Matthew Menard!

Roderick Strong is still AEW International Champion, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett are still ROH World Tag Team Champions, and they’re willing to do anything to stay that way. That’s why the Savior of the Backbreaker started losing his mind knowing that his friend, #CombatKyle, of all people, thought he could lose the title at all. Roddy stabbed Kyle in the back over it, but will Kyle kick Roddy right in the face? Or will he and his new friends, Azucar & Daddy Magic, end up losing to Kyle’s old friends?

The trios sort out and Bennett starts against Kyle. The fans fire up for Kyle, and he dares Roddy to step up. Roddy says okay, and he tags in. Roddy says Kyle made this happen, and he circles with Kyle. Roddy then dodges Kyle to tag back to Bennett. Bennett and Kyle tie up, Bennett headlocks, but Kyle powers out. Bennett runs Kyle over, things speed up from there, and Kyle hits a kitchen sink knee! Kyle brings Bennett up, wrenches an arm, KNEES it, then wrenches again. Tag to Menard and fans fire up as Menard KICKS the bad arm! Menard wrenches, whips Bennett into buckles, then brings him around.

Menard wrenches, YANKS, and YANKS again! The fans cheer Menard on as he scoops but Bennett slips free! Tag to Taven, but Menard arm-drags Taven around! Menard has the cording hold and the fans cheer. Menard drags Taven up, wrenches, tags Rocky, and Rocky KICKS the arm. Rocky BLASTS Bennett, too, then swings on Roddy. Roddy gets away, Taven KICKS Rocky then whips. Rocky ducks the boot, ducks the heel kick, then returns to RANA! Taven goes to a corner, Rocky winds up, and the fans fire up! Rocky runs in to clothesline! One-ever! Two-ever! Bennett runs in, but Rocky dodges and The Kingdom avoids a collision!

Rocky UPPERCUTS Bennett, UPPERCUTS Taven, then fires up. The fans are with him as he whips Bennett, but Bennett reverses. Rocky RANAS but Bennett blocks! Taven joins in, ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA! Tag to Roddy and he gets Rocky up to send him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS Rocky, CHOPS him again, then tags Bennett. Tag to Taven, the Kingdom get Rocky up, ASSISTED URENAGE, CATAPULT into the GAMANGIRI, and then Taven goes up to ELBOW DROP Rocky down! Cover, TWO! Rocky survives that undisputed combination, but Taven brings him up to CHOP as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Taven has Rocky in the corner, he talks trash on fans, then CHOKES Rocky! The ref counts, Taven lets off and “apologizes,” but Bennett CHOKES Rocky now! Menard is mad, the ref keeps him back, and Taven digs his boots into Rocky. Tag to Bennett, he stomps away on Rocky, then soaks up the heat. Bennett mocks Kyle, drags Rocky up, and CHOPS him! Rocky flounders, Bennett snapmares him down, and clamps on a chinlock. Rocky endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Rocky KICKS, runs, but Bennett DROPKICKS him down! Bennett tags Roddy, Roddy drags Rocky up and puts him in a corner.

Roddy CHOPS Rocky, RAMS him into the corner, but Rocky throws elbows! Rocky cravats, goes up and up, but n o Sliced Bread! BACKBREAKER instead! Cover, TWO! Rocky stays in this but Roddy tags Bennett. They mockingly hold Rocky’s hand out to Kyle, then stomp Rocky down! Cover, TWO! Bennett clamps onto Rocky’s arm and grinds it with a mounted armlock. Bennett then SLAMS the arm down, stomps it, and tags Taven. Taven stomps Rocky around, then snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Taven clamps onto Rocky with a chinlock of his own, tags Roddy in, and they mug Rocky with knees.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky to a corner, kicks at Menard, then bumps Rocky off buckles. Roddy lets The Kingdom CHOKE Rocky, but the ref sees that! Roddy uses that distraction to sucker punch Kyle! Roddy taunts Rocky, kicks him around, and brings him up. Rocky CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Roddy shoves as Rampage returns to single picture, then blocks a kick! Roddy ducks the enzigiri, brings Rocky around, but Rocky still REWIND HEELS! Both men crawl, Taven tags in first! Taven gets Rocky’s legs and brings him back to LARIAT! Taven tags Bennett, they get Rocky up, and they double whip him to the corner.

Taven whips Bennett in but Rocky UPPERCUTS! Rocky dodges Taven’s splash tyo RANA Bennett! Rocky dodges The Kingdom to then DOUBLE RANA! The fans fire up, hot tag to Menard! The fans fire up as Daddy Magic rallies on Bennett! Whip and ELBOW! Bennett flounders, Menard goes up the corner, and he rains down fists! The fans count all the way to TEN, then Menard brings Bennett around. Menard whips hard, but Bennett ELBOWS back! FLYING SUNSET, but Menard rolls through to get the legs! Menard works to turn Bennett, but Taven runs in! KICK OF THE KICK! Taven drags Bennett to their corner and tags in!

Taven then runs, LIONSAULTS, cover, TWO!! Menard is still in this and he reaches out. Taven drags Menard up, brings him around, but Menard wrenches! Menard dodges, hot tag to Kyle! The fans fi reup as Kyle dodges Taven to BOOT Bennett! Roddy runs away, so Kyle fires off strikes on Taven! LEG SWEEP! Roddy runs in but Kyle TOSSES him out! Kyle BOOTS Bennett, ROUNDHOUSES Taven, ROUNDHOUSES Bennett, then gets Roddy int he ropes! DRAGON SCREW! Kyle ducks Taven’s enzigiri to AX & SMASH! Bennett runs up to kick a leg! Bennett reels Kyle in, but Kyle back drops free! ARMBAR!!

Taven gets in as Bennett fights around! Taven runs, but Kyle blocks Just the Tip of the knee, to have an ANKLE LOCK!! Roddy STOMPS Kyle down! Roddy saves The Kingdom, tags in, and says this is Kyle’s fault! Kyle ROCKS Roddy, Roddy ROCKS Kyle, and they go back and forth! Roddy CHOPS, Kyle KICKS, repeat! The fans fire up as the CHOPS and KICKS keep going! Roddy goes for a leg, Kyle steps over and KNEES Roddy back! But Roddy avoids the Ax to BACKBREAKER! The fans fire up as Roddy brings Kyle up, and the forearms just keep going! Roddy fires elbow after elbow, but runs into a KNEE!

Bennett sneaks a tag, Roddy BOOTS Kyle, and OLYMPIC- NO, Kyle arm-drags free! ARMBAR!! Roddy taps but it doesn’t matter since Bennett’s legal! And speaking of, LEG DROP, brother! Rocky runs up to KICK and CHOP and CHOP! Rocky ROCKS Bennett, whips, but Bennett reverses. Rocky dodges to DIVE onto Taven! But Bennett pops Kyle up, BOSTON BAYONET! But Kyle yoyos to LARIAT! The fans fire up and Kyle hits the BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Bennett survives, only to end up in the ARMBAR!! Bennett taps, Kyle’s team wins!

Winners: Kyle O’Reilly, Rocky Romero & Matthew Menard, by submission

It was #ARMageddon here in Peoria, so the Savior of the Backbreaker better be careful! Kyle gets the mic to shout at Roddy, “You got about 24 hours, pal. So take all the pics with that belt that you can. Because in about 24 hours, I’m gonna rip off your arm, smack you around with it, and leave St. Louis the NEW AEW International Champion!” The fans are fired up for that idea, but Roddy shouts “NO! NO!” Will Roddy find a way to avoid the end of his reign? Or will the Violent Artist establish his own Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage, even with it following up Collision. Though with that, Moxley’s promo to open made sense, he had to react to facing Hobbs in a title match now. But as I said for Collision, Moxley VS Hobbs for a title now just makes it clear Moxley’s winning. Great Fatal 4 Way, though it was pretty clear RVD was winning out. And really good match from Yuka VS Emi, but it was concerning after Yuka took that spill. And it was certainly more shoot than work because of how the cameras were looking away or keeping focus on Emi just in case Yuka was hurt. But Yuka seemed find enough to finish, so good on her. Yuka VS Deeb should be a really good match because of the differences in style.

Really good main event in another Six Man Tag. Kyle, Rocky & Menard get a really good win but that pretty much means Kyle loses in the title match. And if nothing else, it’ll be because Wardlow shows up to clobber him when the ref is distracted. But then we got a great moment that wasn’t even about wrestling but about the wrestlers. Parker and Ruby are having a baby, this news came out on like Thursday or Friday but great to have the announcement on air so all fans can join in. Again, congratulations to Parker and Ruby, seems like that’s a couple that’s meant to be.

My Score: 8.6/10


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