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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (12/1/20)

ANOTHER Super 17!



AEW Dark 2

Dark goes hard again with ANOTHER SEVENTEEN matches!

Winter is Coming tomorrow night on Dynamite, but Dark is still sizzling with SEVENTEEN matches, again! Who heats things up before the deep freeze?


  • Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS KTB; Spears wins.
  • Ricky Starks VS Damian Fenrir; Starks wins.
  • Brandon Cutler VS Danny Limelight; Cutler wins.
  • “Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Jon Cruz; Avalon wins.
  • Shanna VS Tesha Price; Shanna wins.
  • KiLynn King VS Katalina Perez; King wins.
  • Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Adam Priest & Sean Maluta; Best Friends win.
  • Leva Bates VS Alex Gracia; Leva wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Angel Fashion, VSK & Shawn Donavan; Gunn Club wins.
  • Matt Sydal VS Aaron Solow; Sydal wins.
  • The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Fuego Del Sol; Uno & Stu win.
  • Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. VS Cezar Bononi & RYZIN; Garrison & Pillman win.
  • Ivelisse VS Lindsay Snow; Ivelisse wins.
  • The Acclaimed VS George South Jr. & Bobby Wayward; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Chaos Project VS Alex Chamberlain & Seth Gargis; Chaos Project wins.
  • Red Velvet VS Lady Frost; Velvet wins.
  • Triple Threat Tag: The Dark Order’s 5 & 10 VS Jurassic Express w/ Marko Stunt VS Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela; Jurassic Express wins.


Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS KTB!

The Chair Man still wants after gold, and will continue to load up that lethal left until he has some! Will he slay #KyleTheBeast to finally get to that next level?

The bell rings, Spears circles with KTB and they tie up. Spears wrenches the arm, has a wristlock, but KTB wrenches through. KTB has the wristlock, Spears rolls, drop toeholds and moves around to show off with a cartwheel. Spears and Tully high five, and then Spears keeps his eyes on KTB. But wait, Scorpio Sky is making his way out? And Scorpio is holding onto the slug Tully threw to him! Spears asks if Scorpio’s going to use it now. Scorpio just takes a seat on the steps of the stage to watch. KTB rolls Spears up! ONE, but KTB throws forearms on Spears! And a back elbow! KTB whips, Spears reverses but KTB goes up and over to then somersault and RAM into Spears!

KTB fires up, Spears is on the ropes, KTB somersaults but is put in the ropes! Spears goes out to KNEE KTB back in! Spears stares Scorpio down as he drags KTB out to THROW him down on the ramp! KTB flounders and the ref reprimands but Spears glares at Scorpio. Spears gets in the ring, snapmares KTB and throws clubbing crossfaces. Scorpio is stoic as Spears stomps KTB down. Spears dares Scorpio to get in and even holds ropes open. Scorpio stays put so Spears drags KTB around, for the SHARPSHOOTER! Spears stares Scorpio down as he sits deep on the hold, and KTB taps! Spears wins!

Winner: Shawn Spears, by submission

Spears dares Scorpio to do something as he lets go of KTB, but Scorpio still stays put. Until Spears turns around! Spears turns back in time and it is a stand-off between them. Scorpio drags KTB up for a TKO!?! Scorpio storms off, perhaps having sent Spears a message. But what exactly does it mean?


Ricky Starks VS Damian Fenrir!

Absolute and the Powerhouse, Will Hobbs, will be taking on Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin on Dynamite! Will Starks heat things up just as #WinterisComing?

The bell rings and Starks circles with Fenrir. They tie up, Fenrir holds Starks to a deadlock but then waistlocks. Starks switches, slams and slaps Fenrir all around. Fenrir gets up as Starks pats himself on the back. Starks and Fenrir tie up, Starks hammerlocks then headlocks, then shifts sides to get the drop toehold. Starks slaps Fenrir around again and scuffs him as he gets up. Fenrir scowls but keeps cool as he circles with Starks. Starks rushes in, Fenrir hurdles and arm-drags Starks down to an armlock! Starks fights up and around but Fenrir wrenches. Starks ROCKS and CHOPS and whips Fenrir, to BLAST him with the elbow! “Too easy!”

Fans are divided on Starks as he circles around Fenrir. Fenrir throws body shots but Starks ROCKS Fenrir back. Starks CHOPS Fenrir down, and grins as he bumps Fenrir off buckles. Starks RAMS into Fenrir, blows a kiss to cameras, RAMS Fenrir again, and then RAMS him again. The ref counts and Starks lets off to snapmare and KICK Fenrir. Starks poses with Fenrir to then bring Fenrir up and whip him. Fenrir slips out of the back drop to waistlock but Starks bucks him off. Things speed up, Starks dropkicks Fenrir down! Starks grinds his forearm into Fenrir’s face, the ref counts and Starks lets off at 3.

Starks pulls hair as he puts Fenrir against ropes but lets off as the ref counts again. Starks whips Fenrir corner to corner and then ROCKS Fenrir with a forearm! Starks CHOPS and CHOPS and whips, but Fenrir dodges to fire forearms! Starks swings but Fenrir dropkicks back! Fenrir whips but Starks reverses to BOOT Fenrir down! Starks drags Fenrir up, Canadian rack, ROSHAMBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

Absolutely dominant! And that is what Starks hopes to be alongside Hobbs on Dynamite! Will Team Taz be a nightmare for The American Nightmare and the Face of TNT?


Brandon Cutler VS Danny Limelight!

The Dungeon Master is 4-0! Well, at least since stopping his losing streak. Will he continue the streak as the year end draws closer?

The bell rings and Cutler circles with Limelight. They tie up, Cutler headlocks and Limelight powers out, but Cutler runs him over. Things speed up, Cutler leaps over Limelight and comes back to side step and pop-up, but Limelight rana’s through! Cover, TWO! Cutler runs in but Limelight puts him on the apron. Cutler slides under, avoids a stomp and then sweeps the leg to slingshot senton! Cutler keeps moving and LEAPING LEG DROPS! Cover, ONE! Limelight goes to ropes and wants a time-out. Limelight offers a handshake, but then SLAPS Cutler! Cutler grabs Limelight, pops him up, and blocks the wheelbarrow counter to make it a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Limelight flounders to a corner, Cutler runs in but Limelight POSTS him! Limelight grins as he goes to the apron and YANKS Cutler’s arm into the post! Cutler flops out of the ring, Limelight wraps the arm around the bottom crossbar! The ref counts, Limelight lets off and goes around the way to KICK the arm! Limelight does a little salsa but Cutler kicks back and throws him into railing! Limelight knees and KICKS and SLAMS the arm on the apron! Limelight puts Cutler in, ducks a punch to kick the arm, then drags Cutler down for an ARMBAR! Cutler clasps hands, rolls to a cover, ONE as Limelight shifts to a triangle. Cutler dead lifts to POWERBOMB Limelight down!

Fans fire up and he stalks Limelight. Limelight dropkicks the legs out to put Cutler on ropes and KICKS Cutler! Limelight runs to then HOTSHOT the arm! Cutler flounders away as he clutches his arm. Limelight gets in to kick the arm and slap Cutler around. Cutler throws haymakers but Limelight kicks the bad arm again. Cutler throws more hands, whips but Limelight reverses to wrench and wheelbarrow, and he pops Cutler into a REAR NAKED CHOKE! The body scissors aren’t perfect but Limelight gets a rear mount instead. Cutler powers up and Limelight is a backpack as he rams into buckles!

Fans cheer but Limelight clamps back on! Cutler rams buckles again, then throws elbows. Cutler brings Limelight around, swings Limelight for the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Limelight survives but Cutler grits his teeth. Fans rally up and Cutler brings Limelight up. Cutler whips, Limelight reverses but Cutler slips out to roundhouse back! Cutler slingshot kicks Limelight down! Limelight staggers up, ducks the roundhouse but not the enziguri! Cutler scoops Limelight and pops him up, but the bad arm gives out! Limelight hammerlocks but Cutler bucks him off to slingshot out, springboard in and forearm Limelight down!

Limelight bails out, Cutler DIVES, into an ARM-DRAG?! Limelight has the Fujiwara, then the Disarmer! The ref counts, Limelight lets go at 4 and talks trash as he puts Cutler in. Limelight talks trash to the fans as he triangle springboards, but into Cutler’s arms! TOTAL PARTY KILL!! Cover, Cutler wins!

Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall

And one for the thumb! Cutler has yet another win in a row, but will he able to keep it going until the end of 2020?


“Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Jon Cruz!

The former librarian not only shed his old persona, but he shed the losing streak as he finally won last week! But will Avalon score again? Or was that a once in a lifetime experience for him?

The bell rings and Avalon circles with Cruz as fans rally up. They tie up, Cruz puts Avalon in the corner but Avalon shields his face! The ref has Cruz back off, but fans chant, “Punch His Face! Punch His Face!” Avalon circles with Cruz again, tie up, and Avalon pushes Cruz to ropes to arm-drag him down. Cruz gets up and things speed up, Avalon hurdles but Cruz shoves, drops, hurdles but Avalon holds ropes to avoid getting hit. Avalon runs at Cruz, Cruz dodges to hip toss and arm-drag! Cruz dodges, huricanrana Avalon to a corner and handspring! Cruz is ready to punch Avalon in the face! Avalon dodges, Cruz goes up but Avalon YANKS him down!

Avalon clotheslines Cruz out then lounges on the ropes. Cruz returns as the ring count hits 4 but Avalon stomps him down. Avalon digs his boots in and Cruz ends up in a corner. Avalon drags Cruz up to throw haymakers and CHOPS! Cruz staggers, Avalon brings him out to suplex! Cover, TWO! Avalon drags Cruz up, Cruz throws body shots but Avalon CLUBS Cruz down! Avalon drags Cruz up again, whips him and LEG LARIATS! Cruz flounders, Avalon stomps him then covers, TWO! Cruz gets to ropes as Avalon scowls. Avalon chokes Cruz, the ref counts and Avalon lets off at 4.

Avalon drags Cruz in, throws haymakers and then scoops Cruz. Cruz slips out and shoves Avalon away. Cruz dodges in the corner, throws body shots, then rallies with forearms! Cruz whips, Avalon reverses, Cruz hits a flying forearm! Avalon goes to a corner, Cruz kips up and fires up! Cruz is ready to punch Avalon’s face, and hits a running haymaker! Cruz whips, runs in and UPPERCUTS! Cruz wants a third, but Avalon reverses the whip. Avalon gets under Cruz as he goes up, to FLAPJACK, and MARTI-KNEES! Cover, Avalon wins!

Winner: Peter Avalon, by pinfall

It wasn’t always pretty, but Avalon goes back to back with victories! Will Avalon continue on until he scores the big one?


Shanna VS Tesha Price!

Portugal’s Perfect Athlete finally returns to AEW! But will all that time away come with a price, facing Tesha her first night back?

The bell rings, Shanna and Price tie up and go around fast and furious, Shanna arm-drags Price away and things reset. Fans cheer as the two tie up again. Price arm-drags now but Shanna keeps her cool. Shanna offers a handshake, Price takes it but uses it against Shanna! Price whips, Shanna slips off the scoop and arm-drags Price around! Shanna ROCKS Price with a right, then whips, follows and huricanranas Price down! Ghost pin, TWO! Price gets up and runs in, but into a drop toehold into ropes! Fans fire up for Shanna and she builds speed, but Price avoids the basement dropkick! Shanna faceplants and Price grins as she stomps Shanna down!

Price drags Shanna to ropes and puts her through to bend her back! The ref counts, Price lets off to go out and KICK Shanna back in! Fans boo but Price looms over Shanna and stomps her more. Price drags Shanna up and puts her in a corner with a buckle bump. Price CHOPS and CHOPS and stomps, then lets off at the ref’s count. Price whips corner to corner, then handsprings in to KICK Shanna, and BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Shanna survives but Price rains down rights. Cover, TWO, but Price keeps close. Price wraps Shanna up in a straitjacket stretch! Fans rally as Shanna endures and fights her way up. Shanna powers out, drops and victory rolls, TWO!

Price gets up to kick Shanna down! Shanna blocks the buzzsaw and powers up to fire off forearms and CHOPS in rapid fire! Shanna whips, Price reverses but Shanna reverses back to STUNNER! Price ends up on ropes, Shanna powers up and runs to hit the basement dropkick! Shanna drags Price back in, chicken wings for the TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Shanna wins!

Winner: Shanna, by pinfall

Shanna holds on a little longer, she could’ve won twice! Will Shanna rise up the ranks of the Women’s Division soon enough?


Backstage interview with Scorpio Sky.

Alex Marvez informs Scorpio that Shawn Spears is refusing to give Scorpio a rematch, what are his thought? Scorpio holds onto the metal slug and heads out without a word. Will he use actions to respond to Spears’ words?


KiLynn King VS Katalina Perez!

The Queen of Crazy is finally getting her footing in AEW, but she has to keep moving to gain some ground! Will King trump the #Queenpin to head for the throne?

The bell rings and King circles with Perez. They tie up, King arm-drags Perez down to a cover, TWO! King headlocks, hits the takeover but Perez keeps shoulders up. Perez headscissors and squeezes but King moves around. King hops up to get the headlock back! Perez fights up again, throws body shots, and pushes King, but King runs her over! King runs, Perez drops then comes back, but swings into a scoop and slam! Cover, TWO! King keeps her cool as she brings Perez up to wrench and back suplex. Perez fights that off to throw King down by her hair! Perez brings King up, King shoves her away but Perez uppercuts King down! Cover, TWO!

Perez stalks King, throws forearms and rains them down! Cover, TWO! King gets to a corner, fans rally up and Perez stomps and forearms. King pushes Perez, boots her down, then hops up to leap for a missile dropkick! Fans fire up with King as she moshes about! King waits for Perez to stand, she boots and ROUNDHOUSES Perez into a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as King watches Perez rise. King drags Perez up but Perez jawbreakers and back kicks! Perez fires herself up but King reels her in, to throw her into ropes, then bring her up for KINGDOM COME! Cover, King wins!

Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall

The Queen of Crazy kept her cool and she crushed the Queenpin! Will King reign over the Women’s Division soon enough?


Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy VS Adam Priest & Sean Maluta!

Chuckie T and Trent brawled with Miro and Kip Sabian because they’re done playing games! Will the Best Man and Superbad see how serious a threat Best Friends can be?

The bell rings and Maluta starts with Chuck. Chuck stomps around on his knees as he circles with Maluta, then ties up. Chuck headlocks, Maluta brings him to a knee and wrenches, then jams the arm as he wristlocks. Chuck wrenches back and hammerlocks, but Maluta reaches around to get out. Maluta drop toeholds, facelocks, Chuck slips out and headlocks to the takeover. Maluta headscissors, Chuck pops out and the fans cheer the stand off. Trent wants in, so Chuck tags Trent. Priest tags in and he circles with Trent. They tie up, go around, Trent SLAMS Priest then toys with him. Priest gets mad and he CHOPS Trent!

Priest runs, Trent ducks and hurdles but Priest returns the favor, only for Trent to catch Priest! Trent hits a big gut buster! Trent has Priest again and Northern Lights! Bridging cover, TWO! Trent keeps on Priest and tags in Chuck. Best Friends double whip and double elbow Priest down, then shake hands for a double elbow drop! Fans cheer as Chuck drags Priest up and around. Chuck back suplexes high and hard then covers, TWO! Tag to Trent, Trent goes to Priest in the corner but Priest throat chops! Priest enziguris Trent then GERMANS him! Priest drags Trent over, tags Maluta, and Maluta hits a Samoan Drop! Maluta runs in and BOOTS Trent down! Cover, TWO!

Maluta drags Trent up and CHOPS him back down! Chuck taunts Maluta so Maluta DECKS him! Maluta runs at Trent but misses the splash! Trent hits a tornado DDT! Fans cheer and Trent tags CHuck. CHuck rallies on Priest and Maluta, then BOOTS Priest! Chuck whips Priest for a standing URENAGE! Chuck runs but Maluta hooks his foot! Trent SPEARS Maluta down for it! Priest throws hands but Chuck DECKS him! Chuck runs in, Preist dodges but Tret tags in! SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! Trent runs to PSYCHO KNEE! Tag back to Chuck and Best Friends coordinate. They mug Priest, then hit SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! And they HUG! Fans cheer as Trent brings Priest back up, SNAP DRIVER to AWFUL WAFFLE! Cover, Best Friends win!

Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall

The double driver combo does it again! But will that combination work against the Superbad and Best Man?


Leva Bates VS Alex Gracia!

THE Librarian is ready to prove you can have a big brain and kick ass at the same time! Will she be able to win big now that she’s on her own?

The bell rings and Leva shakes hands with Gracia. They circle, tie up, go around, and Gracia puts Leva in a corner. The ref counts, Gracia lets up at 3, and circles with Leva again. They tie up again, Leva arm-drags Gracia and then copies Gracia’s cutesy posing. Gracia stays cool and circles with Leva again, and Gracia calls for a test of strength. Leva knuckle locks with her but Gracia uses it to wrench and spin through to pick a leg and trip Leva up. Gracia copies the librarian “shh” now! Things speed up, Leva catches Gracia into a cobra twist! Leva hushes Gracia now, but Gracia fights out of the hold and hip tosses Leva!

Leva goes to a corner, Gracia runs to back elbow and then rolls to come back, with a KNEE! Cover, TWO! Gracia drags Leva back up, bumps her off buckles and throws haymakers. Gracia whips corner to corner, Leva reverses and runs in but is put on the apron. Leva counters the punch with a roundhouse! Leva slingshots, somersaults and SPEARS! Gracia staggers up into a roundhouse, then a mule kick! Leva runs to BOOT Gracia down! Leva keeps going, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Gracia escapes but Leva is on her again with a whip to the corner! And a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!!

Gracia survives again and Leva grits her teeth. Leva waits for Gracia to stand to throw forearms. Gracia resists the whip but Leva forearms again. Gracia reverses, snapmare sand rolls to then body scissor and roll, but not to a cover! Gracia bridges back for a modified Cattle Mutilation! Leva endures and powers out, but Gracia just makes that a sunset flip! TWO!! Leva barely escapes, but she kicks a leg out and hooks Gracia up for a cravat cradle! Leva wins!

Winner: Leva Bates, by pinfall

Leva is so pumped to finally have her second win! But to show she still respects Gracia, she gives her a free copy of The Young Bucks’ autobiography! But imagine how excited Leva will be if/when she becomes a contender!


Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Angel Fashion, VSK & Shawn Donavan!

Billy and his boys have been going strong as a trio, but there is trouble brewing for them and the Nightmare Family against Team Taz. Will Billy, Austin and Colten stay strong and be ready to back Cody up?

Something happens before the bell and Billy back drops VSK! Fashion and Donavan check on “The Vision” but he’ll be fine, he just needs to steady himself. As such, Donavan and Colten start with the bell instead. They tie up, Donavan gets the arm and wrenches to a wristlock, but Colten wrenches back. Colten headlocks, Donavan powers out but Colten runs him over! Austin fires up for his brother as Colten runs and runs Donavan over again! Cover, ONE, but Colten wrenches and tags Austin. The brothers Gunn mug Donavan then Austin tags in Billy. Billy clubs Donavan’s arm, wrenches the arm to a wristlock, then yanks on the arm.

Billy drags Donavan to the corner, tags Austin and Austin clubs the arm. Austin wrenches but Donavan gets away to tag in VSK. VSK is steady now and he ties up with Austin. They go around, VSK puts Austin in a corner and throws forearms! VSK whips corner to corner, Austin goes up and around and shoves to arm-drag! VSK arm-drags back, then arm-drags again, but Austin drags VSK into a headlock! Fans cheer but VSK powers up to throw knees. Tag to Fashion, but Austin arm-drags him down! Fashion fights up, Austin tags Billy, and then Colten tags in. Austin whips and body shots, Billy boots and Colten dropkicks! Cover, ONE, but Colten keeps his cool.

Colten drags Fashion up, whips him, but Fashion reverses and VSK gets a cheap shot in! Colten DECKS VSK but turns around into Fashion’s LARIAT! Fashion drags Colten up, bumps him off buckles, then stomps away! Fashion digs his boot in, the ref counts and Fashion lets up at 4. Fashion whips Colten out to whip him back into the corner hard! Fashion drags Colten over and tags in Donavan. They mug Colten, Donavan snapmares and elbow drops! Cover, ONE, but Donavan tags in VSK. They mug Colten and then VSK bumps Colten off buckles. VSK goes corner to corner but Colten boots!

Colten fights out of the corner but double clotheslines take him and VSK down! Hot tags to Austin and Donavan! Austin rallies on everyone, hits Donavan with a corner uppercut, then another! An uppercut for Fashion! Austin trips Donavan for the THROWBACK! Cover, Fashion breaks it! Billy throws Fashion out and ROCKS VSK, but VSK still tags in! Austin dodges VSK for the QUICK DRAW!! Cover, Gunn Club wins!

Winners: Gunn Club, by pinfall

If you blink, you miss it! Austin puts The Vision away and the family celebrates! Will the Gunns help the Nightmare Family shoot down those gunning for them?


Matt Sydal VS Aaron Solow!

The third-eye is open and both the air and ground game are strong! Will Sydal show Solow what it takes to last as long as he has?

The bell rings and Sydal circles with Solow. Sydal talks about the third eye but Solow says his two are good enough. They get face to face, tie up, and Sydal waistlocks to headlock and takeover. Solow gets up, Sydal snapmares to a corner, ONE! Sydal snapmares again to another cover, ONE! Solow pushes Sydal away but Sydal comes back for a flying-mare! Solow gets frustrated, circles with Sydal and ties up. Solow knees low and hard then throws more! And haymakers, too! Solow snapmares but Sydal handsprings through and arm-drags Solow around! Solow dropkicks back and Solow strikes a pose!

Solow stalks up behind Sydal, brings him up, throws haymakers and dropkicks, but Sydal avoids that to KICK Solow in the back! Sydal hits the standing mariposa! Cover, TWO! Sydal keeps focus and he drags Solow up to whip. Solow reverses to sweep the legs! Sydal hits the ropes on the way down but Solow rains down rights! The ref counts because they’re in the ropes, and Solow lets off to gloat again. Solow stomps Sydal, throws more forearms, then bumps Sydal off buckles. Fans boo but Solow soaks up the heat. Solow throws hands, whips Sydal corner to corner then runs in to clothesline! Solow whips his hair in Sydal’s face, then blows kisses, but Sydal KICKS a leg! And again! Solow blocks the next kick for an EXPLODER!

Solow grins and soaks up heat as he brings Sydal up for another EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Solow keeps his cool as fans rally up. Solow brings Sydal up, throws haymakers, Sydal ducks and dropkicks Solow down! Fans fire up as Sydal CHOPS and whips Solow, then runs in, but Solow elbows. Solow runs into the SNAP RANA! WINDMILL KICK! Sydal fires up and fans fire up with him! Sydal sweeps Solow’s legs and Solow hits ropes! Sydal brings Soloa up, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!?! Solow survives but barely! Sydal keeps his cool as he fires off kicks.

Sydal runs, but Solow gets a body scissor takedown to DOUBLE STOMPS! Solow fires up, SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO!! Sydal survives and frustrates Solow! Fans rally up, Solow brings Sydal up and fireman’s carries but Sydal slips off. Solow elbows but Sydal rolls and rolls, GHOST PIN, TWO!! Sydal KNEES Solow then runs, tilt-o-whirl takedown to the COBRA CLUTCH CROSSFACE! Solow fights up, fights out and kicks a leg out! Solow boots but Sydal slips around it to ROUNDHOUSE! And PAGE TURNER! Cover, Sydal wins!

Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall

Solow gave Sydal a fight but in the end, Sydal finds a way to win! Will Sydal’s third eye find him the path to a championship opportunity?


The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Fuego Del Sol!

The OG of the faction have been working on recruiting Hangman Page, but they do need to work on their own journey in AEW. Will they convince the EmpBRUH and Fire of the Sun to #JoinDarkOrder?

The teams sort out and Stu starts against Fuego. Fuego avoids Stu’s rush and gets out of the ring. Fuego taunts Stu, then leads him on a cat ‘n’ mouse, to then flip around and huricanrana! Stu pushes Fuego, Fuego comes back to tilt-o-whirl and merry-go-round to headscissor! Tag to Baron, they double whip Stu but Stu kicks Baron and throws Fuego out! Stu bumps Baron off buckles, tags Uno and the Dark Order stomps away! Uno lets off, drags Uno up and clubs him. Uno whips but Baron reverses to get a cobra twist! Uno endures as Baron digs an elbow in, then Baron spins Uno to a back suplex! Cover, ONE, but Baron wrenches Uno to tag in Fuego.

Fuego goes up, dumdum stomps the arm, then wrenches it, only for Uno to shove and throat chop! Uno waistlocks, Fuego elbows back but Stu tags in. Uno gives Fuego to Stu then DECKS Baron, Stu POWERSLAMS Fuego down! Stu chokes Fuego while talking trash, then he lifts Fuego to RAM him into the corner! Uno tags in, whips Stu in and Stu splashes! Stu feeds Fuego to Uno’s BOOT, then drops a knee! Uno taunts Fuego, stalks him, and fans rally up. Uno drags Fuego up, tortures and BITES the fingers, but lets go as the ref reprimands. Uno CHOPS Fuego in a corner, scoops him and hits a BACKBREAKER!

Tag to Stu, Uno drags Fuego up to feed to Stu’s boots! Uno hits a Russian Leg Sweep, then sits Fuego up for Stu’s SHINING WIZARD! Stu toys with Fuego now but fans rally up. Fuego hits back with body shots, Stu shoves him and clobbers him! Stu drags Fuego up and bumps him off Uno’s boot. Tag to Uno and they taunt Baron before Uno whips Stu at Fuego. Fuego goes up and Stu POSTS himself, a rather fumbling hot tag to Baron! Baron rallies on the Dark Order either way and he spins Uno around for chops and a Polish hammer! Atomic drop and BACKSTABBER for Stu! Baron clotheslines Stu out then runs in to DISCUS CLOTHESLINE Uno, for an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO!

Tag to Fuego, Baron fireman’s carries Uno as Fuego climbs. Stu anchors Fuego, Uno gives Baron a neckbreaker! Fuego kicks Stu away, flips at Uno but has to roll through as Uno evades! Uno scoops Fuego for a tilt-o-whirl, and he blocks the DDT to ROCK Fuego with a right! Uno throws Fuego into Baron, who ends up in a torture rack from Stu! NIGHTFALL on the outside! Uno hits Fuego with the pump handle FACEBUSTER! Cover, The Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

Uno and Stu are still strong as the Dark Order OG, will they find themselves contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships soon enough?


Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. VS Cezar Bononi & RYZIN!

The Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ have been up and down lately, but are determined to rise up the ranks! Will they be able to overcome the Brazilian V8 and the Priest of Sin to do that?

The teams sort out and Ryzin starts with BPJ. They circle, tie up, BPJ headlocks and fans rally as BPJ holds on tight. Ryzin pries at the hold but BPJ hits the headlock takeover. Ryzin gets up, pulls hair and headlocks, but BPJ powers out. They ram shoulders and neither falls. BPJ dares Ryzin to try again, Ryzin dodes, and they ram but again no one falls. Ryzin shoves, BPJ shoves but Ryzin SLAPS! Ryzin runs, BPJ follows and runs him over! BPJ drags Ryzin up to KICK him in the back! BPJ wrenches an arm, tags in Griff, and BPJ scoop slams Ryzin for Griff’s slingshot leg drop! Tag back to BPJ and BPJ slingshots for the senton! BPJ drags Ryzin up, CHOPS Ryzin, and CHOPS again!

BPJ wrenches, whips, but Ryzin reverses and Bononi dumps him out! Bononi throws BPJ into railing, then sets him up for Ryzin’s PLANCHA! Ryzin rains down rights, throws BPJ back in and covers, TWO! Ryzin drags BPJ by his hair and tags Bononi. They mug BPJ, BPJ chops back but Bononi fires off forearms and knees! Bononi CHOPS BPJ, whips BPJ and runs him over with an elbow! Cover, TWO! Bononi grows frustrated already and he knees BPJ down. Tag to Ryzin, Ryzin climbs and Bononi scoops, but BPJ slips out to shove Bononi into Ryzin! Tag to Griff and Griff rallies on Bononi! ROLLING ELBOW!

Fans fire up with Griff as he goes after Ryzin up top, SUPER BELLY2BELLY! Cover, Bononi breaks it! BPJ goes after Bononi and SUPERKICKS! Griff BOOTS Bononi out, then he picks Ryzin up. BPJ goes up top, BLOCKBUSTER SPINEBUSTER! Cover, BPJ & Griff win!

Winners: Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr, by pinfall

And there’s the upswing! Will these new Hollywood Blonds be able to take the AEW Tag Division by storm?


Ivelisse VS Lindsay Snow!

La Sicaria is solo in the ring again, and against a woman who gave Thunder Rosa a good battle. Will Ivelisse show she can do the same thing as Rosa by melting Snow as #WinterisComing?

The bell rings as the two are face to face and Ivelisse shoves Snow. She then dodges and kicks Snow in a leg but Snow forearms. Ivelisse kicks inside the leg, shoves Snow off the arm, but then Snow fireman’s carry throws Ivelisse! Ivelisse gets up but Snow dropkicks her to the outside. Ivelisse blocks the boot to elbow Snow and drag her out. Snow fireman’s carries again but Ivelisse fights off with elbows! Ivelisse SUPERKICKS Snow down, then leaps for the CANNONBALL! Ivelisse is fired up as she CHOPS Snow against the apron! Ivelisse puts Snow in, follows and covers, TWO! Ivelisse keeps her cool and drags Snow into a chinlock.

Fans rally as Snow endures and fights. Ivelisse digs her forearm into Snow’s face, but Snow fights up and fights out. Ivelisse CLUBS Snow down, then Switchblade kicks Snow down! Fans boo but Ivelisse soaks up the heat. Ivelisse kicks Snow in the face but Snow throws body shots! Ivelisse kicks a leg but Snow kicks back. They keep kicking, Snow blocks a forearm but Ivelisse blocks a back kick. Forearms collide, and DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES drop both women! Fans fire up as Snow gets to a corner. Ivelisse runs in, but Snow boots her away! Snow runs out to LARIAT! And again! Snow fires up and whips Ivelisse, but Ivelisse reverses!

Snow goes up and crossbodies Ivelisse down! Snow keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Ivelisse survives and Snow grows frustrated. Snow pump handles and lifts but Ivelisse flips out and shoves to SCORPION KICK! Snow fights off the cravat, fireman’s carries and tucks Ivelisse, swings her, but Ivelisse lands out to kick the legs! BUZZSAW! Ivelisse cravats, rolling snapmare to KICK! Cover, Ivelisse wins!

Winner: Ivelisse, by pinfall

La Sicaria burns Snow up and takes her down to get another win on her record! But will Ivelisse be heading for gold that she can put around her waist to go with the Women’s Tag Cup medal around her neck?


The Acclaimed VS George South Jr. & Bobby Wayward!

Max Caster and Anthony Bowens return, “Yo, we the Acclaimed! Beating two no names is the easiest thang!” Wayward “like a broke MC Hammer. Call up your mom, cuz I’m about to slam her!” And South Jr, “you look like a blimp! I called up your girl, she called you a shrimp! Saw you in the locker room, why you so limp? The Acclaimed so hard, do y’all get the hint? Daaaayum!” Bowens and Caster get in and dare their opponents to do something about it. But will the 5 Tool Player and Platinum be upstaged for making these two more than enraged?

Caster starts with South and they circle. They tie up, Caster knees low and headlocks. South throws body shots, powers out, but Caster runs him over! Caster puts one on the scoreboard but things speed up. South hurdles and hip tosses then arm-drags Caster! Caster arm-drags back and stomps South on the head! Caster has the arm, wrenches, tags Bowens and Bowens takes the hand-off. They pass the wrench between them again and again, then Caster BOOTS the arm! Bowens pushes Wayward then drags South up. South throws a haymaker and tags in Wayward, but Bowens elbows, jabs and CHOPS! Wayward CHOPS back!

Wayward throws hands, bobs ‘n’ weaves to ROCK Bowens, then whips him corner to corner. Bowens goes up, over and over again to headlock. Wayward powers out, Bowens hurdles to mule kick, front kick and run. Bowens slings but no blade so he just ROCKS Wayward with that right! Wayward reverses a whip but the SLING DDT hits! Bowens drags Wayward up, tags Caster and the Acclaimed mug Wayward in the corner. Caster wrenches and back suplexes HIGH and hard! Caster takes a bow and blows some kisses, then drags Wayward up. Caster SLAPS Wayward, pie faces him, but Wayward gets around to backslide! ONE, Caster hammerlocks the arm and dropkicks Wayward in the back!

Caster blows more kisses then brings Wayward up. Wayward lands on his feet, hot tags to South and Bowens! South rallies on Bowens, then scoops Caster to SLAM him down! South scoop slams Bowens, too! Caster kicks South low, reels him in, but South back drops! Caster has the sunset and Bowens adds on, GREAT ACCLAIM! Bowens mule kicks Wayward and hits a TWISTING URENAGE! Bowens goes back to South, drags him up, tags in Caster, and they coordinate! Suplex and MACHO ELBOW! #AcclaimToFame! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

Caster uses South’s hand to pet himself on the face, but that was a rather rough track! Will The Acclaimed do more duos dirty as they climb the Tag Division ranks?


Chaos Project VS Alex Chamberlain & Seth Gargis!

Luther and Serpentico are scary guys, but they’re up against the Paragon and the Conqueror of Fear! Will the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN prove fear isn’t conquered so easily?

The teams stare down and Luther has Serpentico step aside to get in Gargis’ face. Serpentico pushes Luther to get in Gargis’ face, but then Chaos Project beats down Chamberlain and Gargis! They double whip Gargis, he breaks the line and double dropkicks! And kips up! Gargis has Serpentinco and scoops him, to then SLAM him, and tag in Chamberlain. Chamberlain brings Serpentico up, throws big forearms then whips corner to corner hard! Serpentico bounces around, but swings, into a back suplex! Cover, TWO! Luther tries to swipe at Chamberlain but Chamberlain DECKS him! Chamberlain goes back to Serpentico but Serpentico boots him from the mat!

Serpentico sweeps Gargis’ legs then kicks Chamberlain to the corner! Tag to Luther, Chaos Project mugs Chamberlain then Luther chokes Chamberlain on the ropes! “SMILE! SMILE!” The ref backs Luther off but Serpentico gets a cheap shot in! Luther snapmares Chamberlain, KICKS him down, then tags in Serpentico. Serpentico whips Luther, Luther BULLDOGS Serpentico onto Chamberlain! And dribbles Serpentico off of Chamberlain’s chest! Cover, TWO! Serpentico makes sure his head is on straight before he tags Luther back in. They mug Chamberlain, Luther whips and dropkicks! Tag back to Serpentico, who flounders in while Luther scoops.

Luther SLAMS Chamberlain, then has the Snakeman Weapon, Serpentico senton slam! And again! Serpentico wants to try, but Luther is too big for him to scoop! Luther just scoops Serpentico to slam him on Chamberlain again! Cover, TWO! Luther tags back in and sidewalk slams Chamberlain down! Tag to Serpentico, he goes up top and Luther makes him the reluctant ICONOCLASM SENTON! Both Serpentico and Chamberlain slowly rise, and Serpentico clubs away. Serpentico whips, Chamberlain reverses to SPINE BUSTER! But both men are down as fans fire up! Hot tag to Gargis!

Gargis runs and DECKS Luther, then clobbers Serpentico! And again! Gargis whips and back drops Serpentico! Serpentico flounders up into Gargis’ gut wrench and Canadian rack, but Serpentico flails and Luther anchors a foot! Serpentico escapes to KNEE and SUPERKICK! Serpentico BOOTS Chamberlain, tags in Luther, and they whip to BOOT Gargis down! Luther drags Gargis up, Serpentico climbs, CREEPING DEATH!! Cover, Chaos Project wins!

Winners: Chaos Project, by pinfall

Serpentico suffered almost as much damage as his opponents, but he and Luther come out the winners, and that’s all that matters! Will they continue to get more wins and head up the Tag Division ranks?


Red Velvet VS Lady Frost!

Things are still heating up in the AEW Women’s Division, and Velvet wants to stir it up again! Will she cause Frost to have a meltdown just as #WinterisComing?

The bell rings and Velvet circles with Frost. They tie up, go around, Frost headlocks and grinds. Velvet powers out, Frost runs her over, and then stares her down. Things speed up,. Velvet hurdles, Frost leaps, and the two dodge each other, but Velvet calf kicks first! Velvet bumps Frost off buckles, throws body shots and stomps, then digs her boot in while doing the splits! The ref counts, Velvet lets off at 4, but brings Frost up to snapmare and run, basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps on Frost in the corner with big forearms! The ref counts, Velvet lets off at 4, but Frost sends her into buckles!

Frost throws Velvet down, stomps her, then handstands to drop knees! Frost mocks the “stir it up,” but Velvet avoids the standing moonsault! Velvets hits a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Frost kicks Velvet, whips her and puts her in a corner. Frost RAMS in, runs corner to corner to KICK Velvet and then snapmares for another KICK! Cover, TWO! Frost grows frustrated but she puts Velvet in a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally as Velvet endures, and Velvet fights up to bump free. Velvet runs, slides under and rallies with lariats and elbows! Velvet wheelbarrows to the BULLDOG!

Fans fire up with Velvet and she stalks Frost. Frost stands, Velvet dodges her to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Velvet keeps going, and KNEES Frost against ropes! Frost staggers into Velvet’s running BOOT! Cover, Velvet wins!

Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall

A #ShotofVelvet takes down another one! But will Velvet continue to have the winning recipe as she climbs the ranks?


Triple Threat Tag: The Dark Order’s 5 & 10 VS Jurassic Express w/ Marko Stunt VS Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela!

The Dark Order’s Uno and Stu won a similar scenario last week, and now Alan Angels and Preston Vance want to repeat the process! While Jersey’s Finest are the same, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus might be a major factor! Who wins the main event to this massive Dark?

Jurassic Express barely finishes their entrance when Vance BOOTS the Bad Boy! Kiss ROCK Vance back and then goes after Angels! Angels CLOBBERS Kiss, JB whips him but Angels reverses, only for JB to slide under. Luchasaurus KICKS Angels down, then combines with JB for the FLYING CMOPLETE SHOT! Kiss and Janela work together to DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK Luchasaurus! JB kicks each of them, whips Kiss and drops, but jumps into a catch! Janela builds speed, JERSEY HART ATTACK! Boston Crab and leg drop, brother! Chancery BASEMENT DROPKICK! Fans fire up for Jersey as they pose together.

Vance is back, he tosses Janela out onto a camera man! It’s finally just two in the ring with Kiss and Vance and the ref finally rings the bell! Kiss runs at Vance, but he’s also put on the apron and Angels CLOBBERS Kiss down! Marko Stunt coaches his team up, but Janela shoulders into Vance and slingshots, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Vance roars while Janela writhes. Janela is put in the Dark Order corner, Vance CHOPS Janela and tags Angels. Angels rolls and runs in to forearm Janela! Angels snapmares Janela to then standing frog splash! Cover, ONE! Janela shows Number 5 his two favorite fingers, but Angels KICKS him down!

Angels drags Janela up, puts him in a corner and fires off haymakers and stomps! The ref counts, Angels stops at 4 to tag in Vance. Vance clotheslines then suplexes Janela high and hard! Cover, ONE! Fans rally, Vance clubs Janela then DECKS Kiss! Vance goes back to Janela, Angels talks trash but Janela throws body shots. Janela runs, but Kiss isn’t there to tag! Janela leaps, Vance catches him, tag to Angels, and the Dark Order combine for a SHOTGUN FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps his eyes on Jurassic Express as he drags Janela away. Tag to Vance, Dark Order mugs Janela, then Vance whips him into the corner. Clothesline and tag, and then a double whip corner to corner!

Angels runs in, Janela boots back, but Janela runs into a fireman’s carry! Janela gets to the apron, hotshots Vance and shoves him into Angels! Janela goes up, leaps, double crossbody takes 5 and 10 down! Hot tag to Kiss! Kiss runs, slides under Angels to dropsault! Enziguri for Vance, RANA for Angels! Fans fire up with the Concrete Rose as he handsprings and SLAPS Angels! Kiss goes Matrix to dodge Vance, and he CLOBBERS Angels! Kiss then baits Vance in to POST him! Kiss has Angels but JB tags in! Kiss whips Angels, JB dropkicks Angels down! Cover, ONE! JB keeps on Angels with a CHOP, then a whip. Angels dodges, Vancde tags in, Angels kicks a leg out ot BUZZSAW!

Vance takes over to dead lift, but JB victory rolls! TWO! JB dodges, wheelbarrows, but Vance uses ropes to rebound for a WHEELBARROW GERMAN! Cover, TWO! Vance keeps his cool as he drags JB up. Vance suplexes again and holds JB up for, guess what? TEN! Then the slam, cover, TWO! Vance grows frustrated but he drags JB over. Tag to Angels, they stomp JB, the ref reprimands but Angels drags JB down with a facelock. Fans rally up, JB fights up and out, but Angels catches him! Angels carries JB away but JB slips off, into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!!

Angels is furious but he rains down fists! Angels drags JB up, whips him to the corner, then runs in, only for JB to boot him! JB DECKS Vance, Angels mule kicks JB! Angels whips JB, JB rebounds to LARIAT! Fans rally up as JB crawls, hot tag to Luchasaurus !Kiss tags in but gets clobbered! Luchasaurus BOOTS Janela, CLOBBERS Vance and CHOPS Angels! Vance gets up to get a BOOT, Angels gets up to get a mule kick! Luchasaurus fireman’s carries Kiss, EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Cover, Vance breaks it! Vance CHOPS, Luchasaurus BOOTS him out! Luchasaurus swats Angels’ enziguri away, to JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM Angels out to Vance! Vance catches Angels, tosses him at Janela for a DDT! JB DIVES out onto Vance!!

JB gets back up and in, tags and then Jurassic Express has Kiss. Gut wrench to the tombstone, JURASSIC CUTTER! Cover, TWO!?! Kiss survives the combo?! JB slides at Angels but Angels blocks and spins him to KNEE him back! Angels enziguris Luchasaurus, Vance drags him out, but Luchasaurus throws Vance into railing! Janela SHOTEIS Angels up top, mule kicks Luchasaurus, then Janela fireman’s carries Angels to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER onto JB’s back! JB tumbles, Lucahsaurus TAIL WHIPS Janela! Vance hurries over and brawls with Luchasaurus. Janela staggers over, into an APRON BOMB from Vance! Luchasuarus choke grips Vance, but Kiss is up top! SUPER MOONSAULT takes everyone down!

Fans fire up with Jersey’s Finest as Kiss drags Luchasaurus into the ring. Kiss follows, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS! And then fireman’s carries, but Janela gets in! Janela’s body shots do nothing! JB goes up, leaps over Luchasaurus to DESTROYER Janela! Kiss slips off, ducks Luchasaurus’ roundhouse to give a roundhouse! Kiss dodges JB, Angels tags in! Kiss DECKS JB, Angels and Vance run at Kiss but he dodges one, only for Angels to enziguri! WING SNAPPER to SLINGSHOT SPEAR!! Angels is back up, FROG SPLASH! The Dark Order drags JB up, gut wrench while Angels climbs., JB shoves Vance into Angels, SUEPRKICKS Vance down then drags Angels up! Luchasaurus has Angels, BACK SUPLEX BOMB! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!

Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall

A fast and furious Triple Threat Tag, but the one team that stays on track is Jurassic Express! Will a boy and his dinosaur be on their way to a tag title opportunity?

My Thoughts:

A good Dark, but I’m not sure AEW understands “less is more.” The matches were all fairly quick, and there was no Waiting Room this week, so this episode came in at just over 2 hours and 15 minutes. But at the same time, the majority of these matches still felt the same as always. I will say the Triple Threat Tag to end was really good, very fast paced, though obviously Janela falling onto a camera man was a bit rough. Jurassic Express wins to stay in the top 5, as do Uno & Stu earlier tonight. Both those teams should get shots at the tag titles at some point.

It was great to see Shanna back, given all the time missed from Europe’s lockdowns and her having to quarantine outside of the States before returning. Are Lindsay Snow and Lady Frost not a tag team? They should be given similar names. And they should get into a tag program with Ivelisse & Diamante over the tag cup medals. I also like the developments with Scorpio and Spears. I almost thought Scorpio was turning and joining Spears but maybe this is just Scorpio getting a mean streak for their inevitable grudge match. Anthony Bowens needs to work on that slingblade DDT move, I feel like he almost legit hurt Wayward. But The Acclaimed is already a really good team, and certainly a strong one on Dark.

My Score: 8/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/17/24)




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

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


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


Jon Moxley heads to the ring!

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mercedes Mone speaks.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Brody King & Julia Hart, by submission

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

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


Backstage interview with Samoa Joe.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks, by pinfall

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

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


Dynamite returns with Taz in the ring.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deonna finishes the sunset flip, DEONNA WINS!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

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

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


Backstage interview with Bullet Club Gold.

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

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


The Acclaimed respond.

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

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


Orange Cassidy VS Shane Taylor w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

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

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



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


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

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


Roderick Strong speaks.

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


Will Ospreay VS Claudio Castagnoli!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

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

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


Swerve heads to the ring!

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.9/10

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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!



The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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


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


AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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


Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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


Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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


BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10

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