AEW isn’t superstitious, they’re giving us a Dark thirteen!
Dark rises back up and gives us a baker’s dozen! THIRTEEN matches in one night, but that’s not bad luck! Who shines brightest in the Dark?
- Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS BSHP King, Joey O’Riley & Sean Maluta; The Gunn Club wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Travis Titan; Starks wins.
- Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Marko Stunt w/ Jurassic Express; Janela wins.
- Frankie Kazarian VS Griff Garrison; Kazarian wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Rahne Victoria; Ford wins.
- Brandon Cutler VS Ryzin; Cutler wins.
- Tesha Price VS Leyla Hirsch; Hirsch wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Team TNT; Jurassic Express wins.
- The Acclaimed VS D3 & Angel Fashion; The Acclaimed win.
- Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Alex Gracia; Ivelisse wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Lindsay Snow; Rosa wins.
- Big Swole VS KiLynn King; Swole wins.
- Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Christopher Daniels w/ Frankie Kazarian; Evans wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS BSHP King, Joey O’Riley & Sean Maluta!
The Gunn Club keeps growing! Colten, the other Son of a Gunn, joins brother Austin and father Billy in the ring for the first time in AEW! Will it be a family celebration to kick off Dark?
The trios sort out and after rock paper scissors, Colten starts against Maluta. Fans cheer as Maluta and Colten tie up. They go around and Colten uses his height to put Maluta in a corner. Colten lets off and Maluta comes out to circle with him. They tie up, Maluta headlocks and wrenches to a wristlock. Maluta cranks on the wrist but Colten wrenches back. Colten has a wristlock but Maluta pulls hair to put Colten in a corner. The ref counts, Maluta lets off but Colten dodges and arm-drags him down! Austin is fired up for his brother but Maluta powers up and puts Colten on ropes. Maluta throws body shots and forearms then whips, but Colten runs him over! Austin fires up again as things speed up, and Colten blocks a hip toss to give a hip toss! Colten dropkicks Maluta down then covers, TWO!
Billy warns Maluta’s team to stay put and Colten wrenches Maluta. Tag to Austin and Austin clubs the arm. Tag to Billy, they wrench and club the arm again. Billy wrenches, tags Austin back in and Austin clubs Maluta’s arm. Austin wrenches, Maluta knees low, tag to O’Riley. O’Riley runs into a drop toehold! Austin headlocks, O’Riley wrenches out and whips but Austin reverses. Things speed up, Austin trips O’Riley then hits the throwback! But O’Riley gets away before Austin can cover! Austin goes back to his corner but O’Riley slides in to tag in King. Austin dares King to bring it on, but Billy tags in.
Billy circles with King and they tie up. Billy powers King to a corner but King turns things around. The ref counts, King lets off but kicks low! King throws forearms then talks trash but Billy ROCKS King with right hands! Billy runs but Maluta gets a cheap shot in! Billy DECKS Maluta, then dodges King, double clotheslines take both men down! Fans rally up as both men sit up. Billy and King find their corners, hot tags to Austin and O’Riley! Austin rallies and then BLASTS O’Riley with an uppercut! Cover, Maluta breaks it! Colten throws Maluta out and brings Maluta up to throw him into railing! Austin hits the QUICK DRAW! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
The Gunn Club win their first ever trios match in AEW! Will this be just the first of many now that Billy and his sons are all elite?
But while O’Riley still flounders in the ring, LANCE ARCHER shows up! Jake the Snake has the mic as the Murderhawk Monster gets in the ring. O’Riley gets up, and Archer CHOKE SLAMS him out onto King and Maluta!! Jake says “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul to take.” That’s a great sentiment if you believe it. But believe this: The Lord has your soul, but your ass belongs to Archer! So what do you do? Only a fool jumps into a volcano or off a tall building. And only a fool gets in the ring with Archer. Archer says life and death is a very touchy subject in 2020.
But Archer has a fun story. Life once asked Death, “Why do people hate you, but love me?” Death responded that Life is the beautiful lie and death is the painful truth. The painful truth in AEW is that this will keep happening week after week until they get the message and understand that what Archer does is more dangerous than anything anyone else can do. Freud once said the goal of life IS death. He said #EverybodyDies long before Archer did. Archer just has to be the last to die. And he’ll lay every single person in AEW down to sleep.
Ricky Starks VS Travis Titan!
Absolute wants his shot at a title, but he has to keep on winning to get one! Will Starks be a nightmare for the #BigDreamer standing in his way?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Starks waistlocks and slams but Titan slips out to get an arm. Starks slips out to return the armlock and even push down on Titan’s head. Titan fights his way up, wrenches to an elbow breaker then a wristlock. Starks throws a forearm and a CHOP! Starks has Titan in a corner, puts him on ropes to uppercut! Starks whips, Titan slides under but Starks deflects the dropkick. Starks runs but Titan side steps to waistlock. Starks blocks the German, elbows Titan away then rushes in. Titan dodges, springboards but flops! Starks basement BOOTS Titan down, then swaggers around as Titan goes to a corner. Fans cheer for Starks as he drags Titan up and snapmares to KICK in the back! Starks drags Titan back up but Titan hits back!
Titan runs at Starks in a corner but Starks BOOTS him down! Starks brings Titan around to hit a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Starks argues the count but he brings Titan up to ram him into a corner! Starks rams his shoulder in then goes to buckle bump but Titan blocks! Titan elbows, Starks CHOPS! Titan blocks the bump again, throws elbows and forearms, then spins Starks around to ROCK him with a right! Titan swings but into a BIG back suplex! Starks says it is time and he walks all over Titan before he air guitars. Starks strikes a pose, brings Titan up and runs, runs and SPEARS! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
He didn’t even need Roshambeaux! Starks tackles Titan down and is surely headed up the ranks. Will Starks absolutely be in line for a title shot?
Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Marko Stunt w/ Jurassic Express!
The Bad Boy is raring to get back in action so that he and the Concrete Rose can get back on the road to the top of the tag division! But in his way is a Fun Size speed bump! Will Janela get back in the groove of things?
The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. Stunt gets around to roll Janela up, TWO! Janela says to hold on a second but Stunt wants to keep going. Janela offers a handshake, Stunt takes it, and Janela wrings Stunt out! But Stunt rolls through and stomps Janela’s foot! It doesn’t hurt right away, and Stunt runs to tilt-o-whirl. Janela throws him off and runs Stunt over! Janela swaggers about but Stunt gets up to dropkick and dropkick! Janela gets to a corner, Stunt adds another dropkick! Stunt runs to CANNONBALL! Cover, ONE! Janela bails out, Stunt rallies the fans and builds speed, but then stops as Janela ducks. Stunt then springboards, but Janela blocks the DDT to swing Stunt around before hitting the suplex! Janela puts Stunt in the ring, covers, ONE!
Janela argues the count but it was fair. Fans rally up as Janela drags Stunt up. Janela hits a BRAIN BUSTER! Janela soaks up all the cheers and jeers as he goes back to Stunt. Janela brings Stunt up for another BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, ONE!! Stunt is steaming but so is Janela. Fans rally up, Janela DECKS Stunt with a forearm! Janela drags Stunt back up, but Stunt flips through to SPIKE RANA! Janela flops out of the ring and fans fire up for Stunt. Stunt goes to the apron, leaps and DRAGON RANAS! But Stunt’s ankle gets hit in the landing! Stunt hobbles and gets Janela in, covers, TWO!
Fans continue to rally and Stunt fires himself up. Stunt goes to the apron, climbs up the corner, but Janela GAMANGIRIS hard! Janela climbs up, fireman’s carries Stunt but Stunt fights with elbows! Janela still gets Stunt up for a SUPER CRADLE SHOCK!! Cover, Janela wins!
Winner: Joey Janela, by pinfall
The Bad Boy did Stunt dirty there, but it’s what he had to do to win! Janela goes to Stunt and shows him respect by helping him up. No hard feelings here, and everyone moves on. Will Jersey’s Finest be heading towards the tag titles? Will Stunt be able to continue alongside Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus?
AEW presents The Waiting Room!
Rebel/Reba says, “Everyone smile!” AEW’s first ever talk show debuts here on Dark! “The doctor will see you now.” THE Role Model and the face of the AEW Women’s Division, it is BRITT BAKER! Britt walks in and the “studio audience,” which is mostly the talent scheduled for tonight’s Dark, applauds. Britt thanks them and says she’s blushing. Thank you so much. This is a big night for her. First of all, did everyone catch the huge AEW Games announcement? There is so much to look forward to with those, and hopefully everyone loved the picture from the AEW Games kickoff, where it was “a group of extraordinary, talented individuals with endless potential, worth millions,” and Aubrey Edwards.
Rebel has quite the obvious laugh, but Britt says let’s get serious. Britt will not avoid the hot topics here. “At AEW Full Gear, Eddie Kingston’s fairy tale came to an end.” The carriage turned into a pumpkin, and he lost the match. What could have happened if Kingston prepared as much for the match as he prepared his eyebrows, and then tried to become the Green Power Ranger. Britt then turns to congratulating the Young Bucks! Those guys worked so hard, namely on talking to TK and then getting Tully Blanchard banned from ringside for absolutely no reason so that they could STEAL the tag titles from FTR. The Bucks went from backyard to big leagues, and now as the AEW World Tag Team Champions, they can continue “killing the business.” Get your copy of their book who knows where.
Britt moves on with current events. “It’s been a very frustrating couple of weeks in the United States of America as we’ve seen refusal to accept defeat, and downright denial.” Of course she means Cody Rhodes and the AEW TNT Championship. Cody lost to Darby Allin and is now living his own American nightmare. Don’t worry, Tony Khan and the top AEW execs are working on a brand new title to hand to Cody as we speak. The only problem is, we’re going to run out of network names pretty quickly. Maybe this one will be the Cartoon Network Championship? Rebel likes that one, too.
But back to the wonderful premiere of this talk show. It is great that we treat this as a special occasion because it is. Everyone, check under your seats for a special gift! Wait, there’s nothing there. Exactly! Britt couldn’t help it, though. Life isn’t fair. And speaking of fair, Britt’s guests have been treated very unfairly, as they’re not even ranked in the AEW Top Five when they should be. Welcome Jack Evans and Angelico, TH2! Rebel gets the door and The Hybrid2 walk in. Evans tells the fans, “You’re welcome.” More applause, please. They don’t know how to act around greatness.
Britt thanks them for coming and is a big fan of theirs. But what is going on right now? What is it going to take to get TH2 to the tag team titles? “That’s easy: we’re going to make a statement.” Physical and verbal. Evans is the man, the myth, the legend. But even he has had to sit and watch Bucks make this tag division into their vanity project! But think about this: TH2 has been on Dynamite for less time than Cody’s pyro. No, wait! They’ve been on Dynamite less time than Brandi’s action figure. No, they’ve been on Dynamite less time than Brian “Pissin” Pillman Jr, and that guy who rocks the mullet! Britt has them slow down but Angelico has one more. They’ve been on Dynamite for less time than REBEL! Britt wants them to focus on the statement.
Well Evans will take that question: the punkass political posturing will not be tolerated! The teams that think they’ve brushed TH2 aside into the Dark and guided them into oblivion are sleeping on the job. Time to yank them out of bed by the hair and remind them of who they are! They will remember the sound TH2’s boots make hitting against their throats! And the first team to face this karmic retribution is none other than the Bucks’ besties, S C U!! “Those overrated pair of pricks are about to get exactly what they freakin’ deserve!” Angelico asks Britt touch him, and she taps him with a finger. Angelico starts up the Bernie lean as he exits. Britt thanks us for tuning in, see you again for your check-up in The Waiting Room.
Frankie Kazarian VS Griff Garrison!
The Heavy Metal Rebel is about to take on “that guy who rocks the mullet,” the Ivy League MVP. While we all just heard what TH2 wants to do to SCU, will Kaz be able to focus on Griff here tonight?
The bell rings and Kaz circles with Griff. They tie up, go around the ring, and Kaz headlocks. Kaz grinds Griff down then wrenches to a wristlock. Griff rolls, wrenches back to a wristlock, but Kaz rolls and drop toeholds. Kaz floats to the facelock, fans cheer the exchange as Griff gets up. Kaz wrenches again, puts Griff on ropes, then whips. Griff reverses, Kaz whips the back drop away then arm-drags! Griff comes back to arm-drag Kaz! Kaz ducks the discus to kick, knee and LARIAT! Fans fire up as Kaz paces. Kaz follows Griff to a corner and CHOPS him! Griff staggers to another corner but Kaz CHOPS him again!
Kaz puts Griff in the corner, whips him corner to corner then runs to Russian Leg Sweep! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps his cool, dares Griff to get up, and Griff throws a forearm! Griff dares Kaz to come back, and Kaz CHOPS him! Kaz and Griff talk some trash, Griff CHOPS again! Kaz CHOPS, but Griff grits his teeth to CHOP again! Kaz ROCKS Griff with a haymaker but Griff DECKS Kaz with an elbow! Griff runs in, Kaz dodges but swings into a ROLLING ELBOW! Fans fire up with Griff as Kaz gets to a corner. Griff runs corner to corner but Kaz goes up and sunset flips! TWO, Griff wobbles but Kaz swings. Griff whips Kaz away, Kaz ducks and dodges but Griff BOOTS Kaz down! Kaz staggers up into an atomic FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Griff keeps his cool while Kaz gets to ropes. Kaz goes to another corner, Griff runs in, but Kaz dodges the splash! Griff ends up on the apron, he ducks Kaz’s punch but Kaz ducks Griff’s counter. Kaz slingshots Griff into the CUTTER! Kaz keeps moving while Griff staggers around. Dragon sleeper, REVERSE DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall
Griff showed promise but this is still Frankie Kazarian he’s in there with. Will Kaz make TH2 eat their words as soon as later tonight?
Penelope Ford VS Rahne Victoria!
The Superbad Wedding is still coming, but for now, the Superbad Bride is looking to climb up the ranks. Will she get another win as a wedding gift to herself?
Ford doesn’t even know who Rahne is. The bell rings and Ford BOOTS Rahne right down! Ford rains down right hands but lets up as the ref reprimands. Ford drags Rahne up, bumps her off buckles, then runs in, but Rahne dodges to roll Ford up! TWO!! Rahne runs into another kick, and then Ford snap suplexes her down! Ford insults the fans and then CLUBS Rahne on the back. Ford drags Rahne up, clubs her more, then fireman’s carries. GUT BUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Rahne survives but Ford smirks. Ford kneels on Rahne’s neck to choke her while “apologizing” to the ref! The ref sees that, Ford lets off, and then brings Rahne back up. Rahne blocks, cradles, TWO! Ford CLOBBERS Rahne for it!
Ford smirks as she brings Rahne back up, pushes her down, then kicks her. Ford drags Rahne onto the ropes to choke her! The ref counts, Ford stops at 3, then brings Rahne around to YANK her into the top rope! The ref reprimands Ford but the damage is done. Ford runs and handsprings corner to corner, but Rahne dodges! Ford hits buckles but she goes after Rahne again. Rahne kicks but Ford ducks the enziguri! Rahne slides under and spins Ford around, kicks but Ford blocks! Rahne kicks free and ROUNDHOUSES Ford down! Cover, TWO!! Rahne grows frustrated, but she hammerlocks and spins Ford around. Ford slips out to ROCK Rahne with a right! Ford runs, handsprings, CUTTER! Cover, TWO!!
Rahne survives and Ford is frustrated! Rahne hits back but Ford reels her in for a clothesline! And another! Ford shouts, “WHo is Rahne Victoria anyway?!” PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
The Superbad Girl needed to do more with Rahne than she expected, but she still got the win. Will Ford soon be number one in the rankings?
Brandon Cutler VS Ryzin!
Standing at 2-25-2, the Dungeon Master still has a long way to go before he’s a contender. Will he move up to a threepeat at the expense of the Priest of Sin?
The bell rings and Ryzin says if Cutler wants to fight, he’ll give him a fight. Ryzin then says he’s just kidding, but then he swings on Cutler! Cutler dodges to fire off haymakers! Cutler whips, Ryzin ducks and then holds ropes. Cutler runs in, slides and trips Ryzin, then slingshots for the senton! Cutler runs to LEAP for a leg drop! Cover, TWO! Ryzin grabs the rope and holds tight. Cutler asks the ref what’s up, and Ryzin gets up. Ryzin flapjack hotshots Cutler on ropes! Ryzin kicks Cutler, throws haymakers, “Hail Ryzin!” Ryzin snapmares Cutler to a chinlock but Cutler fights up. Cutler fights out, throws body shots and then runs but into a calf kick! Cover, TWO!
Ryzin is upset but he didn’t put enough pressure on Cutler. Ryzin drags Cutler up but Cutler kicks back! Ryzin haymakers, Cutler KICKS, repeat! Cutler gets the edge, Ryzin ducks one kick but not the enziguri! Cutler runs, Ryzin spins him around and reels him in for a HEADSHOT neckbreaker! Ryzin brings Cutler right back up to suplex, to a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cutler survives and Ryzin argues with the ref. The ref says it was fair but Ryzin decides to climb up top. Ryzin aims, leaps, but the swanton gets knees! Cutler gets to the corner, Ryzin runs in but into an elbow! Cutler slips out as Ryzin comes back in and he ROUNDHOUSES Ryzin away! SLINGSHOT KICK!
Cutler drags Ryzin up for a dragon sleeper suplex but Ryzin snapmares out! Cutler kicks and runs but into boots! Ryzin hops up, Cutler jumps up to KNEE Ryzin first! Then BODY SCISSOR STEINER! Cutler scoops for the T P K! Cover, Cutler wins!!
Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall
Three in a row for Cutler! And “Pretty” Peter Avalon is furious at ringside in his mobile bed. Cutler rubs it in as he holds up three fingers, will he make it four next time we see him?
Tesha Price VS Leyla Hirsch!
The newest addition to AEW couldn’t outdo Big Swole in her debut, and now she’s against some #LEGIT competition! Will Tesha be the one that pays the price tonight?
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally up as Leyla and Tesha tie up. Leyla goes after an arm but Tesha gets away. They tie up again, go around, and Leyla throws Tesha down hard! Tesha gets up and resets with Leyla to tie up again. They go around, Tesha manages a waistlock but Leyla gets out to switch to a headlock. Leyla throws Tesha over with a takedown but Tesha gets up. Tesha powers out, Leyla stops herself with the ropes, and takes a second to steady herself. Leyla and Tesha circle, Tesha drop steps to waistlock and mat slam. Tesha shifts to the facelock, Leyla slips out to get the arms but Tesha arm-drags her away! Tesha hits a corner elbow then she tosses Leyla to the other corner! Leyla gets up to get an ENZIGURI! Cover, TWO!
Tesha keeps on Leyla with a whip but Leyla reverses. Tesha stops herself from hitting buckles, tries to backslide but Leyla powers her into buckles now! Leyla CLUBS Tesha again and again then stomps her down! Leyla drags Tesha out to get a FUJIWARA! Tesha endures so Leyla CLUBS the shoulder! And again! Leyla drags Tesha up, kicks away at the arm, then wrings Tesha out into buckles! Fans are divided as Leyla goes ocrner to corner, but Tesha dodges the double knees! Leyla staggers from hitting buckles and Tesha jawbreakers back! Tesha fires off forearms but Leyla CLUBS away! They brawl, Tesha scoops but Leyla fights out!
Leyla shoves Tesha into buckles, Tesha dodges again then cartwheels, but her kick is blocked! Leyla GERMAN SUPLEXES Tesha away! Leyla goes up the corner and MOONSAULTS! To the ARMBAR!! Tesha taps, Leyla wins!
Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission
That was LEGIT! Will Leyla prove herself worthy of another title match sooner rather than later?
Jurassic Express VS Team TNT!
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus have been on a roll, but that could change at the drop of a hat! Will Terrence and Terrell Hughes find a way to derail a boy and his dinosaur?
The teams sort out and JB starts with Terrell. They tie up, JB gets around to waistlock then headlock but Terrell powers out. JB runs him over, then things speed up. Terrell hurdles, JB leaps over the flip to then arm-drag! And arm-drag! And dropkick! Terrence tags in but JB dodges to dropkick him! JB CHOPS, tags Luchasaurus but Terrence whips JB away. JB slides under and Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Terrence down! Luchasaurus puts Terrence in a corner and CHOPS him! And ROCKS him with a right, throws body shots, then throws big knees! Luchasaurus suplexes and slams Terrence down, then looms over him. Terrence gets up and throws hands! TAIL WHIP!
Terrence wobbles, JB tags in and sees Terrence bail out. But TNT pull some #TwinMagic and JB slides at Terrell, only to be shoved into railings! Terrell puts JB in, rains down rights, but the ref reprimands. Cover, ONE, and Terrence tags back in. TNT whip JB to the corner, then Terrell whips Terrence in to ram JB! Terrell adds an elbow then feeds JB to Terrence’s OVERHEAD suplex! Terrence rams JB back into the corner, tags Terrell, and TNT stomp a mudhole in! Tag back to Terrence, and TNT whips JB to ropes. JB holds the ropes, BOOTS back then runs at Terrence. Terrence dodges but JB comes back with a LARIAT! Terrell whips JB but JB does the same LARIAT to him! JB and TNT are all down but fans fire up! JB crawls, hot tag to Luchasaurus!
Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders and big CHOPS! Luchasaurus boots Terrell, sobats Terrence, but misses in the corner. TNT regroup but Luchasaurus LARIATS them both down! Luchasaurus fires up, choke grips each Hughes brother, but they both escape to double dropkick! JB tags in, runs, but into a double hip toss POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! JB survives but Terrell tags in. TNT coordinate, Terrence goes up top while Terrell scoops JB. But Luchasaurus intercepts Terrence’s leap and JB escapes! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM for Terrence, Jungle STF for Terrell! Terrell taps, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by submission
Jungle Jack Perry adds a hold to his arsenal and he keeps the team on the tracks! Will Jurassic Express’ next stop be the tag team championships?
The Acclaimed VS D3 & Angel Fashion!
Anthony Bowens and Max Caster make their entrance and it’s time to hear the newest diss track! “Yo, The Acclaimed bringin’ pain, get smacked to yo’ neck. Yo we whippin’ y’alls asses then cashin’ the check! Now you’re in Jeopardy! Every model chick wanna get with me. Every male model agency wanna book Anthony. You couldn’t get booked for a portrait of your family! Sorry, guys, this the way it had to be! D3, you’re lookin’ just goofy. Why you named after a Mighty Ducks movie? And Angel, we already caught you slippin’. Beat yo ass so bad, left your eye liner drippin’! We are who you plan to be, we are The Acclaimed. If you really think you beatin’ us, y’all’re insane!” Platinum just fired the 5 Tool Player up with that, will they make it another hit in the ring?
The teams sort out and Bowens starts with Fashion. Fashion blocks a kick, spins Bowens but Bowens counter punches! Bowens puts Fashion in a corner, stomps away, then lets off at the ref’s count. Bowens brings Fashion up, whips him to ropes and then drops to hurdle. fashion shoves Bowens, things sped up again and Fashion trips Bowens! Fashion runs to calf kick! Bowens gets to a corner, puts Fashion on the apron but Fashion enziguris back! Fashion boots Caster but Bowens kicks the legs out! Caster CLUBS Fashion while Bowens distracts the ref. Caster apron back suplexes Fashion hard! Caster gets away with it and Bowens drags Fashion in to stomp. Fans rally for Fashion but Bowens tags Caster.
The Acclaimed mug Fashion but Fashion throws body shots. Caster throws forearms and DECKS Fashion! Caster takes a bow, blows kisses, but has to hurry to keep Fashion from the corner! Caster whips, Fashion reverses but Bowens tags in. Caster sunset flips, Fashion stays up, but Bowens runs in to neckbreaker Fashion onto Caster’s knees! Bowens takes his time going to Fashion and he makes Fashion wave to the fans. Fashion swings on Boens but into a back suplex! Fashion lands on his feet, dodges and tags in D3! The Prince of Rome runs and SLING BLADES Bowens down! Bowens gets up but D3 fires off an uppercut and a neckbreaker of his own! Caster runs in but D3 dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT!
Fans fire up with D3 as he goes to the corner, handstands but Bowens drags him down to a fireman’s carry and USHIGOROSHI! Fashion tags in but he gets a mule kick! Caster goes up as Bowens BRAIN BUSTERS, MACHO ELBOW! #AcclaimToFame! Then torture rack and dropkick, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
Another smash hit for Platinum and #5SP! They kiss D3’s hand to mockingly thank him for losing, but will things continue to be as smooth as Caster’s rap game for The Acclaimed?
Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Alex Gracia!
La Sicaria is going solo this week to prove she is still a contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Will Ivelisse prove she should be number one to Hikaru Shida’s title?
The bell rings and Gracia gets in Ivelisse’s face. So Ivelisse elbows and CHOPS her for it! Gracia CHOPS back then knuckle locks to go up the ropes. Gracia rebounds and arm-drags Ivelisse away and fans fire up! Gracia runs ot forearm in the conrer, then goes corner to corner, but Ivelisse puts her on the apron. Gracia shoulders in, slides under, but Ivelisse holds ropes to then STOMP Gracia down! ROPE GUILLOTINE! Ivelisse grins and distracts the ref, Diamante BOOTS Gracia in! Diamante brushes her shoe off and Ivelisse LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Gracia is still in this but Ivelisse rains down furious fists!
Ivelisse soaks up the heat, drags Gracia back into a headscissor hold and squeezes tight. Fans rally as Gracia endures, but Ivelisse RAMS Gracia into the mat! Gracia endures but Ivelisse brings her around. Gracia pops out, bridges to a cover, TWO! Ivelisse has the head ‘n’ arm triangle! Gracia endures the katagatami and fights up to throw body shots! Gracia rolls Ivelisse up with a bridge, TWO! Ivelisse spins Gracia around to a slepeer, and SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Gracia survives and Ivelisse can’t believe it! Ivelisse stomps Gracia to a corner, lines up a shot, but runs into a forearm! Gracia dodges then hits a BACKSTABBER!
Ivelisse writhes, Gracia can’t make the cover but fans rally up. Gracia runs at Ivelisse and rallies with clotheslines! Gracia runs and wheelbarrows, to victory roll Ivelisse onto ropes! Fans fire up and Gracia runs, 619!! Then she sentons down! Ivelisse grabs ropes, Gracia drags her away to cover, TWO!! Ivelisse survives but Gracia keeps moving! Gracia runs but Ivelisse ducks the shining wizard to throat chop! Neckbreaker to COMPLETE SHOT! Ivelisse glares as she drags Gracia up again. Ivelisse cravats, snapmare roll and KICK! Cover, Ivelisse wins!
Winner: Ivelisse, by pinfall
Even the bit of blood from the bridge of her nose doesn’t bother her! Ivelisse and that killer kick get another win, will she and the Cuban Diamond by her side be contenders soon enough?
Thunder Rosa VS Lindsay Snow!
The former NWA Women’s World Champion is back in AEW, and wants her title back! But to get to Serena Deeb, she’ll have to climb up the ranks! Will the thunder blow away the snow tonight?
The bell rings, Rosa and Snow circle then tie up. Rosa waistlocks, throws Snow down, then squeezes tight. Snow fights up, pries free and snapmares Rosa down to an armlock. Rosa fights up, throws body shots and wrenches to a hammerlock. Rosa headlocks, hits the takeover, but Snow fights up. Snow pries free, whips Rosa to a corner but Rosa goes up and over to arm-drag Snow away! Rosa dodges Snow, rolls her up but Snow slips out. Rosa whips again, rolls Snow to a cover, ONE! Snow kicks low then whips Rosa to a corner. Snow stomps a mudhole in then shoves Rosa down for more stomps. Snow dead lift gut wrenches Rosa! Rosa dodges the enziguri and comes back with a dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Rosa keeps on Snow but Snow hits back. Snow clubs away on Rosa then gets a heel hook. Rosa stomps with her free foot and even CHOPS Snow! Snow cranks harder but Rosa moves around to get a sleeper! And body scissors! Snow endures, fans rally, Snow moves around but Rosa keeps holding on. Snow fights up, powers Rosa into buckles but Rosa still holds on! Snow powers up and carries Rosa to RAM her into the other corner! Rosa lets go, Snow fires up and runs in, but into a drop toehold! Snow hits buckles, Rosa runs corner to corner to A-List Lariat! Rosa climbs up, and swings knees in! Rosa goes corner to corner, HESITATION DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!!
Snow is still in this but Rosa fires up and climbs the corner. Snow ENZIGURIS Rosa first! Snow gets the arms but Rosa knees her back! Rosa jumps to arm-drag Snow away, then gets around her to fire off fast hands to the body! BIG ELBOW! Not quite Judas Effect but still good! Rosa suplexes Snow up for THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
A strong fight from Snow, but not enough to quell the storm! Rosa is coming for HER title, will Serena Deeb be ready to face the thunder?
“Pretty” Peter Avalon is on another date.
He picks up his date with the help of his Uber driver. “Take us to the river front. Take the scenic route. And please, shh!” His date looks fantastic. May he offer her some cabernet? No? How about some crackers? She takes a saltine, and he offers her corn nuts and a hot dog. He can feed her. No, thanks. Avalon, stop trying to put nuts in her mouth! The car then stops suddenly and Avalon spills his nuts and wiener! The driver is upset with Avalon, he is the worst passenger ever! He keeps harassing the other customers, so get out! What?! Get out! This isn’t Avalon’s car anyway! Fine! One star on your account!
Big Swole VS KiLynn King!
Aerial Monroe had her shot at the title and lost, but the chase never ends! Will Swole go Dirty Dancing on the Queen of Crazy?
The bell rings and Swole circles with King. They tie up, go around, and Swole pushes King through the ropes. They tumble to the floor but stay tied up! The ref counts as the two go around on the apron and around the way! The ring count reaches 5 and Swole pushes King away. King and Swole get in at 9, and fans cheer. Swole says King thinks she’s tough? Ha! King will correct Swole. She doesn’t think it, she knows it! King double guns and then blocks a kick! King throws Swole down but Swole does the splits and pops right back up! Swole rushes King, King dodges and King rams a shoulder! Swole stays up, runs and runs King over!
Things speed up and King trips Swole up! King drags Swole up to a waistlock, Swole switches and clubs King on the back! King pries at the waistlock, but Swole ripcords her and spins! King bails out before Dirty Dancing hits! Swole hurries out after King, but King dodges, only to get an elbow! Swole whips but King reverses to POST Swole! “That’s right baby!” King fires up and she goes after Swole, but Swole RAMS her into the railing! Swole puts King in, aims from the apron and steps in, GET OVER- NO! No cutter and King rains down furious fists! Swole pushes her away, but King comes back to uppercut in the corner! King snapmares Swole then runs to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! King grows frustrated but fans rally up.
King drags Swole into a chinlock, fans duel, “Swole Time!” “King Time!” Swole fights up, body shots and jawbreakers free! Swole knees low, CLUBS King down then covers, TWO! King is still in this but Swole knees her in the back over and over! Swole drags King up but King throws forearms! Swole dodges the haymaker, King ducks the roundhouse, jumps the sweep but the HEADBUTT hits! Swole runs, wheelbarrows to the COMPLETE SHOT! Fans fire up with Swole and she gets King’s legs! Swole ties King up for the CLOVERLEAF! King taps, Swole wins!
Winner: Big Swole, by submission
The number one rank belongs to Big Swole! Will she cash her title shot in on Shida before the year ends?
Darby Allin is here?
Taz can’t believe this! The AEW TNT Champion is here to dare Ricky Starks to start something! Taz tells Starks to think about this, they have to still have a match for Dynamite! Starks goes to the stage, but Brian Cage is there to back him up! Darby doesn’t mind if they both want some, but Cody shows up from gorilla! And he SMACKS Cage with a chair! Starks sees he’s surrounded and Darby goes after him! Cody helps out but Starks bails out! Team Taz gets away and Taz himself is furious but this will be settled on Dynamite! Will the current and former TNT Champions show Team Taz that they’re not ready, regardless of where they rank?
Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Christopher Daniels w/ Frankie Kazarian!
The Hybrid2 have been getting on SoCal Uncensored’s nerves, but they’re also dividing and conquering. Will the Fallen Angel turn things around from Jack Evans from the Heavens?
Kaz keeps Angelico in check before the bell rings. Evans and Daniels circle, but Evans tells fans to shut up with the SCU chants. Evans and Daniels tie up, Evans waistlocks but Daniels sits down to roll. Daniels drags Evans up and over to a cover but Evans bridges up and out. Daniels stays on Evans with a waistlock and mat slam, then floats to a facelock. Evans rolls out, wrings the arm and then clamps on. Daniels rolls, facelocks again, but Evans fights up. Daniels snapmares, Evans handsprings through and hammerlocks. Daniels headlocks to a takeover but Evans keeps his shoulder up. Daniels grinds on Evans’ head but Evans headscissors back.
Evans wants the ref to ask Daniels but Daniels doesn’t quit. Daniels reaches up, gets an arm and drags Evans back into a facelock. Evans gets up, drop toeholds and floats to a facelock. Daniels fights up but Evans headlocks. Evans hits a takedown but Daniels keeps his shoulder up. Fans rally, Daniels fights his way up, and Daniels powers out. Evans ducks the Thesz Press but Daniels rolls over the trip to EXPLODER! Fans fire up with Daniels as he drags Evans up and drives his knee into the back! Daniels drags Evans back up to suplex, hold Evans for 4 then drops him! Cover, TWO! Daniels grows annoyed but he drags Evans back up. Daniels whip and back drops Evans! Evans almost lands on his head! Cover, TWO!
Daniels keeps on Evans, whips him to a corner hard, then whpis him corner to corner. Evans reverses, runs in but is put on the apron. Evans counter punches and ROUNDHOUSES, but Daniels uppercuts! Daniels has Evans up top but Angelico grabs at Daniels. The ref reprimands Angelico but Evans boots Daniels away! FLYING CORKSCREW ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Evans grows annoyed but he keeps on Daniels with haymakers. Fans rally but Evans whips Daniels to gamangiri him down! Cover, TWO! Evans and Angelico are both annoyed and Evans shouts at the fans again. Evans stomps Daniels, drags him up and throws knees! Evans throws Daniels down by his head, covers, TWO! Daniels stays in this but Evans grows annoyed.
Fans rally but Evans drags Daniels up to scoop and slam. Evans drags Daniels around to get the arm for a double wristlock! Daniels endures as Evans stands over him with the partial Kimura. Daniels moves around, fights up and out of the hold, but Evans CLUBS him down! Evans whips Daniels out hard, then distracts the ref. Kaz keeps Angelico from doing anything, though, and Daniels gets back to the ring safely. Daniels shoulders into Evans, slingshots and sunset flips but Evans rolls through. Evans runs but into BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Daniels can’t cover but fans fire up as he stands. Evans runs in but Daniels rallies with lariats, forearms and cross chops! Evans flounders like Flair and Daniels drags him back up.
Daniels whips, tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Evans survives and Daniels grows frustrated. Daniels calls for the end, drags Evans back up, underhooks but no Angel’s Wings as Evans back drops out! Evans Penalty Kicks Daniels down, then says “BOOM!” STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO! Evans is shocked but he drags Daniels back up. Evans wrenches, whips, but Daniels reverses. Evans holds ropes, boots back and goes to the apron to springboard. Daniels gets clear, Evans keep smoving, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Fans rally as both men stir. Daniels is up first but Evans follows to KICK! Daniels forearms, Evans KICKS, repeat!
Evans gets the edge but Daniels dodges to SHOTEI! Evans ROUNDHOUSES, spins but misses, into the COMPLETE SHOT! And KOJI KLUTCH! Evans endures but Angelico gets up to shout stuff. Kaz drags Angelico down and DECKS him! But Evans rolls Daniels, TWO! Daniels has Evans, TWO! Daniels JABS, JABS and whips! Evans reverses, Angelico sweeps the legs! Evans backslides with the bridge, Evans wins!!
Winner: Jack Evans, by pinfall
TH2 gets away with one! SCU got screwed, but will they be the ones giving Evans and Angelico “karmic retribution” soon enough?
Another big Dark but a pretty good Dark. Firstly, pretty big that Britt Baker gets AEW’s first talk show, and she did a great job with it. I like that her talk show was more like a late night talk show with the opening jokes before the guests were brought out. WWE’s talk shows are always quick to get to the guests, so AEW doing something unique is of course a good move. TH2 putting forth their mission was also good, and naturally they would think The Elite are abusing their power, just like a lot of other enemies of The Elite. TH2 gets the better of Daniels tonight, but I’m thinking we get a big tag match blow-off with one team moving up the ranks.
Speaking of, we got a lot of great tag matches tonight, too, with Team TNT looking impressive again. I like that they used twin magic, though it didn’t win them the match. Jurassic Express is going strong, I expect they should get a match with the Bucks at some point. Max Caster does great on the mic with his brand of diss rapping, The Acclaimed does great again as a team with now two combo moves they can bust out, and one day they could be up in the top ranks of the tag division, but for now they’re a strong upper midcard team. I also like that we got the Gunn Club as a trio with Colten officially wrestling for AEW. Whether AEW does trios titles or not, the Gunn Club could be strong with Billy as TNT title contender and the sons as tag contenders. Maybe.
We also got a lot of strong women’s matches tonight from top to bottom. Penelope Ford is keeping herself going though still just outside the title match. Her story with Kip, Miro and the rest will have to finish up first before she really gets going at the title again. Ivelisse and Gracia had a really good match that built Gracia but also helped keep Ivelisse going. Swole VS King was really good, too, but of course Swole wins as she is the #1 contender right now. It seems so strange and rather disappointing that there’s a lot more fire in the NWA Women’s Championship story than AEW’s right now, but that’s what Rosa VS Snow did for that story. Rosa VS Deeb is going to be a lot of fun whenever it happens. But of course, with Swole, Ivelisse and even Ford still going strong, I’m sure AEW will make up for the lull with something big to end the year.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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