Dynamite turns up the heat right as Winter is Coming!
This will be the biggest night in Dynamite history! Who will be THE AEW World Champion after Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega finally face off again?
- Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal: Orange Cassidy & MJF win and will face off for the Dynamite Diamond Ring next week.
- Chris Jericho VS Frankie Kazarian; Jericho wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Leyla Hirsch; Britt wins.
- Cody Rhodes & Darby Allin VS Ricky Starks & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Taz; Cody & Darby win.
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Kenny Omega; Omega wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s ring is up for grabs! But he’s in this match with more than just a dozen of AEW’s stars this time! Will he be one of the two finalists like last year? Or will he lose his ring when he’s thrown out of this one?
The bell rings and everyone floods the ring! The battle is on as Private Party brawls with Chaos Project, The Dark Order hits whoever is near, but Shawn Spears and Scorpio Sky stare down before slowly getting in the ring. Spears bails out when Scorpio gets right on him, and Scorpio glares at him. Scorpio goes after Janela in the meantime, and Matt Hardy ELIMINATES Isiah Kassidy!? The mentor does not seem to worry that much about the student, but then Hardy helps Quen stomp John Silver. Alex Reynolds helps Silver, Miro throws Sydal out but Sydal holds ropes! Serpentico whips Silver but Silver KICKS him, and Serpentico gets the Beaver Boy Blitz! Hangman Page clotheslines and ELIMINATES Serpentico!
The Dark Order celebrates with Hangman, thinking he’s ready to join up. Hangman chuckles, and then he ROCKS Luther with a right! Luther stays up so the Beaver Boys DECK and ELIMINATE him! Hangman nods respect to them. Jungle Boy throws Sammy Guevara over but MJF saves him! They are both Inner Circle, after all. Spears finally gets in to go after Scorpio when he isn’t looking! Wardlow protects MJF and Sammy while Sydal and Spears brawl. Sydal ROUNDHOUSES, KNEES and pushes Spears on the ropes. Spears fireman’s carries and THROWS Sydal to ELIMINATE him!
Miro clubs Janela, drags JB around and throws hands. Scorpio gets after Spears now and throws fast hands! Scorpio throws and ELIMINATES Spears! Tully Blanchard is upset and he hurries down to ringside. Hardy and Lee Johnson brawl, Scorpio fires hands on Wardlow! Miro and Kip Sabian are after Janela, but Tully slips Spears the slug! Spears finds Scorpio and SUCKER PUNCHES him!! Spears gets away but Wardlow throws and ELIMINATES Scorpio! Fans boo Spears but the damage is done. Meanwhile, the Inner Circle sticks together while Hangman throws hands with JB. Quen goes to throw Reynolds out but Hardy goes to dump QUEN!?
Quen and Reynolds fight while skinning the cat, Silver is thrown into Reynolds and down Reynolds goes! Silver technically ELIMINATES Reynolds! Silver fights off Hardy’s Side Effect, throws Hardy out, but Quen goes after silver! Silver power lifts Quen but Quen slips off, and shoves Silver! Hardy dumps Silver and ELIMINATES him! Hangman goes after Hardy on Silver’s behalf! Miro and Kip stand on Orange Cassidy to taunt Best Friends! Hangman scoops Quen for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Hardy throws Hangman out! The Dark Order stays close, QUen dropkicks Hangman but the Dark Order help Hangman stay up! BUCK SHOT on Quen! But Hardy tosses Hangman the other way and ELIMINATES him!
Kip DECKS JB with a knee, Cassidy throws and ELIMINATES Kip! Kip drags Cassidy out from under to throw him into railing and DECK him! Miro brawls with Johnson and Janela, then goes out under the ropes to go after Cassidy! Miro headlocks Cassidy then brings him around to POST him! Hardy runs at JB, JB throws him out but Hardy holds on! Miro shoves Johnson into Janela then ROUNDHOSUES Johnson, before he OVERHEAD suplexes Janela! BEST KICK for Johnson! Miro throws Johnson out and ELIMINATES him! Janela leaps, into Miro’s arms! Miro swings and SLAMS The Bad Boy down!
Hardy bumps into Miro and throws forearms! Miro shoves Hardy, but Hardy elbows back! Hardy kicks low but no Twist as Miro puts Hardy on the apron! Hardy holds the ropes, Quen runs in, Hardy Party Silly String, but Miro shoves and ELIMINATES Quen! And then DECKS Hardy to ELIMINATE him! He CLOBBERS Janela and ELIMINATES him! Miro and Jungle Boy are part of the final five with the Inner Circle. And the Inner Circle attacks Miro 3v1! Fans boo but Miro explodes out! Miro and Wardlow stare down as fans fire up! Miro and Wardlow throw hands back and forth and fans are loving it! Wardlow gets the edge but Miro knees low! And again! And again!
Miro ROCKS Wardlow but he stays up! Sammy and MJF go after Miro! Wardlow mugs Miro with their help! But Miro explodes out again, only for Wardlow to CLOBBER him! Wardlow and the Inner Circle drag Miro up, throw him out and ELIMINATE him! Now JB finds himself all alone against the Inner Circle, and the fans are on JB’s side! MJF talks trash but JB boots him! JB throws Sammy out, rams Wardlow, but Sammy shoulders into JB. JB boots Sammy, Sammy BOOTS JB! Sammy leaps, kicks, JB flips him but Sammy lands on his feet to SUPERKICK! JB throws Sammy up, Sammy lands on the opposite side of the corner and hops to the top, only for JB to KICK him!
JB goes up after Sammy, but MJF shoves them both off!! MJF ELIMINATES JB and Sammy, but wait! He and Wardlow aren’t the last two! Orange Cassidy was never thrown over the top rope! Wardlow goes out to fetch Cassidy and puts him in! The fans are definitely on Cassidy’s side as Wardlow scoops him. Cassidy slips out and and shoves Wardlow into MJF! Wardlow saves MJF from tumbling out! ORANGE PUNCH for Wardlow! ORNAGE PUNCH for MJF! ORANGE PUNCH AGAIN for Wardlow! Cassidy dumps Wardlow out and ELIMINATES him!!
Winners: MJF and Orange Cassidy (will fight for the Dynamite Diamond Ring next week)
Next week, the Salt of the Earth and Freshly Squeezed will fight for the $50,000 ring! Best Friends come out to celebrate with Cassidy, but they have to worry about Miro and Kip going after them! Will Cassidy add a diamond ring to that Orange Punch? Will Trent and Chuck take care of the Best and Superbad?
Chris Jericho w/ The Inner Circle VS Frankie Kazarian!
After finally facing The Addiction last week in a tag match, Le Champion wants after the Heavy Metal Rebel! Will Jericho win this first-ever match-up the same way he did last week? Or will he actually do it on his own this time?
AEW returns as Jericho makes his entrance, sporting a new jacket and a shirt from his Painmaker fashion collection. Jake Hager and Ortiz are with him as fans sing Judas. The bell rings and Kaz is ready to go. Jericho circles with Kaz, they tie up, and Kaz headlocks to hit the takeover. Jericho headscissors, Kaz pops out and fans cheer as the two reset. Kaz waits as Jericho remembers to take off his belt. Kaz wants him to put the belt away but Jericho throws it at him! Kaz throws it back at Jericho, and the two tie up. Kaz headlocks, and holds on as Jericho tries to power out. Jericho throws body shots, back suplexes but Kaz lands on his feet! Kaz drop toeholds Jericho to ropes, then slingshots out to uppercut! Kaz slingshots in for the Oklahoma Roll, TWO!
Kaz has the headlock again, fans rally and duel, but Jericho throws body shots to power out. They collide shoulders, and then Jericho pokes Kaz in the eye! Jericho soaks up both cheers and jeers then he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jericho whips and dropkicks Kaz down and Kaz bails out. Fans fire up and Jericho soaks it all in, before he goes back to Kaz. Jericho triangle jumps but Kaz jumps in. Kaz blocks Jericho’s boot to trip Jericho up! Kaz slingshots for an apron leg drop! Jericho tumbles down, Kaz dodges Hager and CLOBBERS Ortiz! Kaz dodges Hager again and kicks Hager away! Jericho gets in the ring to CODE BREAKER Kaz!
Jericho runs to stomp Kaz down! Jericho drags Kaz up, suplexes him and hangs him out to dry! Then Jericho runs to BLAST Kaz off the apron! Fans fire up and Ortiz gets away with mad ball smacks on Kaz as AEW goes picture in picture!
Ortiz keeps hitting Kaz while Jericho distracts the ref. Kaz tries to hit back but Ortiz and Hager get back. Jericho goes out to throw forearms but Kaz hits back! THey brawl. Jericho CHOPS and whips Kaz into railing! The railing almost falls over, Kaz went flying that hard! Ortiz talks some trash on Kaz while Jericho paces. Jericho puts Kaz in, but Kaz CHOPS back! ANd CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Kaz runs, but Jericho LARIATS! Jericho stands on Kaz at the ropes while soaking up the heat! The ref counts, Jericho lets off and Jericho kicks Kaz around to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Kaz sputters while Hager and Ortiz mock him, then Ortiz gets another cheap shot in!
Jericho drags Kaz up, bumps him off buckles, then bumps him again. Jericho goes to the apron, throws forearms on Kaz, and then climbs up as Kaz flounders. Jericho JABS Kaz away, finishes climbing, and leaps, into a body shot form Kaz! Both men are down but they start throwing forearms as they’re on the mat! They go back and forth, brawling as they stand, and Jericho kicks low! Jericho suplexes, holds Kaz up for a count of 10 and drops Kaz as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho again soaks up the cheers and jeers while double gunning. Jericho goes back to drag Kaz up and CHOPS him to a corner.
Jericho throws haymakers, whips Kaz corner to corner, but Kaz sees the bulldog coming to backslide Jericho! TWO!! Kaz CHOPS and runs, to then clobber Jericho! Kaz starts rallying and he whips, only for Jericho to reverse. Kaz leaps to clobber Jericho with forearms! Fans are divided as Kaz whips Jericho but Jericho denies the dropkick! Jericho springboards, LIONSAULT onto knees! Kaz springboards for a leg drop! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Kaz keeps his focus. Jericho goes to a corner, Kaz runs in but Jericho boots him away! Jericho hops up, Kaz ROCKS him first! Kaz climbs up, throws more hands on Jericho, and then brings Jericho up to the very top, for a FLUX CAPACITOR!? Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Kaz can’t believe it!
Fans fire up as Kaz paces around Jericho. Kaz drags Jericho up, chicken wings and turns him, but Jericho shoves Kaz into buckles! Jericho runs in but Kaz blocks the Code Breaker! Kaz has the legs and tries to turn Jericho over, and to a BOSTON CRAB! Ortiz gets in Kaz’s face but the ref keeps her eyes on him! Jericho crawls, Hager has Ortiz stay back, but then Kaz drags Jericho back from ropes!! Ortiz barks at Kaz, but here come MJF and Wardlow! MJF has a towel?! Hager tells MJF not to throw it in, like he did to Cody Rhodes way back when! Sammy gets in and stops MJF, and Jericho gets the ropebreak! Kaz lets Jericho go and now the ref has to keep her eyes on everyone.
Sammy rats MFJ out but Kaz sunset flips Jericho! TWO!! Inside cradle, TWO!! Kaz throws hands, Jericho dodges, JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
Well, Jericho did do this on his own, to some degree. But then MJF and Sammy argue and start shoving! The rest of the Inner Circle intervenes, mostly the OG sticking with Sammy! Jericho shouts and tells them to “stop this sh*t!” Jericho has had enough of the infighting! This is not what they talked about! Jericho says everyone has seven days to think this through. Then there will be an ultimatum. Either they ALL work together as a team, or the Inner Circle… BREAKS UP FOREVER! Seven days, that’s it! Will everyone fall in line behind Le Champion? Or will the Inner Circle just fall apart?
Backstage interview with The Young Bucks!
Alex Marvez is with Matt and Nick Jackson, and it has been announced that they will take on The Hybrid2 next week! Nick asks if Marvez remembers them superkicking him in the face. He does. Matt remembers, too. And Matt remembers Full Gear, facing FTR in one of the best tag team matches ever, and then winning the AEW World Tag Team Championships. The people are saying the Bucks are the best in the business. That made the Bucks want to be fighting champions, and they’re facing TH2 next week!
Now, TH2, you guys don’t have a record worthy of the tag titles, but if they happen to beat the Bucks, then they’ll get that shot. But a different team walks in, it’s The Acclaimed! Anthony Bowens takes the mic from Marvez so he and Max Caster can talk to the Bucks. They’re not sure if the Bucks read the memo, but Bowens and Caster, the Acclaimed, have arrived. And they have something to say about their “new book.” Bowens contains his laughter before telling Caster to hit it! “Yo, the Young Bucks are a couple a dumb punks on the cover of your book, looking at each other’s junk. It probably got moved to the adult section. Can’t tell through your tights, did y’all have erections?
“I’m just saying that it’s strange, y’all two are brothers looking at each other’s thangs. We’ll put you on the shelf, just to make a name. I’m Max, that’s Anthony, we are The Acclaimed.” Matt asks if someone else has already done this gimmick. Not like Max did. And look behind you! TH2 bust in and take down the Bucks! WORLD STAR~! Jack Evans trashes Nick literally, and then Angelico stomps Matt into his leg lock! But SCU barge in, they have no love lost for TH2! TH2 bail, with the Acclaimed not too far behind! Will the Bucks make sure Evans and Angelico are the ones getting dumped like garbage next week? Will the Acclaimed get a scratch on their record soon enough?
Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Leyla Hirsch!
The Dentist has been having fun on her new AEW Dark Talk Show, The Waiting Room, but now it’s time to get serious. In fact, it’s time to get LEGIT against a real wrestling standout! Will “The Baddest Bitch on the Block” make sure all the “riffraff” understand they’re just going to be brushed to the side?
The bell rings and Britt pretends to be so~ scared~ of Leyla. But then she mocks how short Leyla is compared to her. But Leyla gets an arm and drags Britt down! Britt scrambles to the ropes and Leyla lets off. Leyla dares Britt to bring it, then gets around to drag her down and float all over her! Leyla slaps Britt around, Britt scrambles to ropes again. Fans chant “Too Legit, Too Legit For Britt!” as Leyla headlocks and hits the takeover. Britt headscissors, moves around, and gets the arms, but Leyla powers through to jackknife. ONE and Leyla has the headlock!
Britt fights up, Leyla wrenches and wristlocks! Britt wrenches back and waistlocks to spin and snapmare Leyla, but Leyla throws Britt to the ARMBAR! Britt clasps hands, then goes after Leyla’s mouth! Leyla spits Britt’s hand away but Britt rolls her to SUPERKICK! Britt brings Leyla up and hits a DDT! Fans boo as Britt looms over Leyla. Britt drags Leyla up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Britt cravats and throws knees, but then gloats as she walks around. Leyla throws body shots but Britt clubs her down and wraps on a facelock. Britt manages a suplex, then poses for the cameras. Britt stalks Leyla to the ropes, kicks her then stands on her! The ref counts, Britt lets off but kicks Leyla more. Leyla hits back but Britt boots her down. Britt has the arms, pulls Leyla back and STOMPS her into the ropes! Leyla flounders but Britt goes to the apron. Britt and Rebel mock Leyla but Leyla CHOPS back! Britt SMACKS Leyla in the head, then drags Leyla to the corner as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Britt snap suplexes Leyla down! Fans boo Britt as she talks trash on Leyla, and then fans rally up for Leyla! Leyla gets up, grabs Britt but Britt throws forearms. Leyla forearms back! And more! Leyla runs to CLOBBER Britt on the ropes, then BOOTS her, to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Leyla and she grabs at Britt, but Britt bails out. Rebel checks on Britt but Leyla runs and DIVES! Rebel takes the hit for Britt, but Britt SLING BLADES Leyla down! Britt gets back in the ring to leave Leyla at the mercy of the count. Britt goes back out as Leyla gets up, and she kicks, only for Leyla to block! Britt stomps Leyla away, then drags her back up.
Fans jeer but Britt puts Leyla in and brings her up, only for Leyla to wrench and KNEE her down! ARMBAR!! Britt makes it a cover, TWO, and Leyla still has the arm! Britt fights up, spins around and gets Leyla in the crossface! Britt keeps fighting through, but Leyla rolls it to the ARMBAR!! Britt flails, kicks, rolls and gets free, but Leyla blocks the kick to KNEE again! Leyla goes to a corner but Rebel distracts the ref! Britt rushes in but Leyla goes up an dover! Britt buckle shots Leyla then reels her in for the FISHERMAN SCREW! Britt isn’t done, she drags Leyla into the Rings of Saturn, and the LOCKJAW!! Leyla taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
But Thunder Rosa strikes!! Rosa wants revenge on Britt but Britt hits back! They brawl, the ref tries to separate things but Rosa and Britt just keep throwing hands! More refs rush out to break this up, even though fans want to “Let Them Fight!” Rebel is furious enough that SHE goes after Rosa! But Leyla SAIDOS Rebel! And then Rosa and Britt brawl again! More officials rush out to keep this from continuing, but this will surely happen somewhere down the line! Will the Doctor be able to survive the Thunder?
Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson & Darby Allin VS Ricky Starks & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Team Taz!
This has been brewing for a long time. Team Taz has hated Darby Allin ever since the #Relentless rejected Taz’s teachings. They’ve also disliked the American Nightmare for what they perceive as his arrogant attitude. But now, a shocking betrayal by the Embodiment of Willpower, as well as a war of words between Cody and Taz, escalates this to a new level! Will the Prince of Pro-Wrestling and the Face of TNT survive the war Absolute and Powerhouse are bringing to their door?
The second Team Taz hits the ring, Cody and Darby go after them! They brawl, the bell rings to put this on record, and Hobbs turns things around on Cody. Hobbs runs in but Cody dodges and Hobbs gets buckles! Cody dropkicks Hobbs out, then Darby whips Starks, but Starks reverses, only for Darby to springboard and Trust Fall into Starks! Darby drags Starks up to tag in Cody, and they mug Starks in the corner. Cody CLUBS Starks and has control as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Darby has Starks in the corner to throw body shots. Cody tags in, they double whip and Darby dropkicks Starks’ legs out, for Cody to dead lift suplex Starks up, to hold for a count of 10 before the gourd buster! Fans rally as Cody stalks Starks to the corner. Cody throws forearms and body shots, but Starks turns things around to CHOP Cody! Cody turns things around to CHOP Starks! Cody glares at Taz but Hobbs dares him to stare him down. Cody wrenches Starks, tags in Darby but Starks breaks free to SLAP Darby! Starks bails out and baits Darby into Team Taz territory, for Hobbs to CLOBBER him!
Hobbs drags Darby up and throws him into barriers! Then drags him up and puts him in the ring for Starks. Tag to Hobbs, they mug Darby, then Hobbs drags Darby up. Fans jeer, “You Sold Out!” but Hobbs holds Darby up in the suplex for 5 before slamming Darby down! Hobbs mocks Cody by doing push-ups, then he CLUBS Darby before tagging in Starks. Team Taz yank Darby up just to SLAM him down! Cover, TWO! Starks drags Darby to a chinlock but fans rally up. Starks throws knees, spins and scoops Darby to then slam him into the corner! Tag Hobbs, Hobbs steps on Darby!
Hobbs taunts Darby to go tag Cody, but then he wraps on a rear bearhug! Taz says for Hobbs to squeeze Darby and that’s what Hobbs does! Darby endures, fans rally and Darby elbows Hobbs! Hobbs holds on, drags Darby back up but Darby throws more elbows. Hobbs hauls Darby up for a BACKBREAKER! Hobbs holds Darby’s hand out to Cody but then slams hit down! Hobbs drags Darby away, tags Starks in, and Team Taz mug Darby with stomps. Starks blows a kiss to cameras before he puts Darby in a corner. Starks whips, Darby dodges in the corner but Starks ROCKS him with a right! Darby dodges, goes up but the two collide heads! Fans rally up as both men are down!
Darby and Starks stir, crawl for their corners, but Starks tags Hobbs in first! Hobbs hurries in and he stomps Darby down, right in front of Cody! Hobbs flips Cody off then drags Darby up. Darby pries at a hand and pulls on fingers! But Hobbs holds onto Darby, and thrashes him in a front bearhug! Hobbs throws Darby to the corner, and taunts Cody. The ref is busy with Cody and Starks gets cheap shots in on Darby! Hobbs stomps Darby, the ref reprimands but Darby hits Starks! Darby boots Hobbs, leap sup and over but the sunset doesn’t work! Hobbs hauls Darby back up, and OVERHEAD SUPLEXES him!
Hobbs looms over Darby, drags him away and flips Cody off again. Tag to Starks, Hobbs digs boots in, then sets Darby up to whip Stark sin. Darby boots but Starks blocks to back suplex. Darby lands on his feet, and slips out of Hobbs’ suplex to tag in Cody! Cody springboard missile dropkicks Hobbs down! Cody BOOTS Starks, whips him corner to corner but Starks reverses! Cody goes up and over to powerslam Starks! Off comes the weight belt, and it goes FLYING to the fans! Arn and Taz argue, the ref is distracted, Starks rakes Cody’s eyes! But Cody still jumps of Starks’ spear and Starks gets buckles! Cody gives Hobbs a BEAUTIFUL DISASTER KICK!
Cody sees Starks coming, spins him and dragon sleepers, but Starks snapmres free! Cody kicks and Rhodes Uppercuts! Cody tags in Darby as he leaps, NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Darby climbs while Cody FLIES out to take down Hobbs! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby and Cody win!
Winners: Darby Allin & Cody Rhodes, by pinfall
Team Taz is furious, and Hobbs CLOBBERS Darby! Arn goes after Hobbs?! Fans fire up but Starks just spins Arn around, Arn DECKS Starks! Hobbs grabs Arn, Starks kicks Arn down! Team Taz is mugging Arn! But here comes Dustin Rhodes! The Natural fires off hands on Team Taz! Hobbs whips Dustin but gets the BULLDOG! Starks gets a POWRESLAM! But Brian Cage arrives, and he clobbers Dustin! Taz gets in as Cage gives Dustin the F5!! Hobbs chokes Cody, then hauls him up. Cage drags Dustin up, Starks rakes Cody’s eyes, and Hobbs has the FTW Championship! Cody fights but gets an F5! Hobbs wants to finish this off, they bring Cody up for-
Wait, the lights go out?! And the screen turns on to play the Winter is Coming package? Winter is Coming, yes, but so is… STING!??! THE ICON IS ALL ELITE!! For the first time in almost 20 years, Sting and his BAT are on TNT! Team Taz is in shock and the fans are losing their minds! Sting and Arn stare down, and then Sting looks at Dustin and Cody. Sting also stares Darby down, face to face. The chills aren’t just because it’s winter, it’s because of this incredible moment! Sting howls and the fans join in! What will Sting do now that he is in AEW?
AEW has a lot set up for next week!
Not only will MJF and Orange Cassidy face off for that very valuable Dynamite Diamond Ring, and not only will the Young Bucks give The Hybrid2 their (non-title) opportunity to prove themselves, but Dustin Rhodes will take on The Dark Order’s Number 10, Preston Vance! Will the Natural put this naturally gifted young man to the test? Plus, the Inner Circle’s ultimatum will be answered, united they stand or divided they fall! And FTR make their in-ring return to Dynamite! They look to #FindTheirRedemption, as they take on the newly named “Varsity Blondes,” Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr!
Then, the Living Dead Girl will be back in action! Will Abadon be haunting her way up the ranks in the AEW Women’s Division? And after their confrontation last week, the Murderhawk Monster joins forces with the Lucha Brothers to take on “The Fam!” Eddie Kingston, The Butcher and the Blade may have #CeroMiedo like Penta and Fenix, but will that matter when #EverybodyDies? And, with Sting making his appearance tonight, and his contract being for a good, long time, he will speak to the world next week! What will he have to say about being #AllElite?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida!
The Full Metal Warrior was confronted by Abadon, and was reluctant to engage. It’s not that she’s afraid. Abadon wants a title match, fine! She’s just some girl doing zombie cosplay. Shida likes to cosplay, too, just normal- Wait, what was that noise? Can they start over? No, it’s live. Oh, right. Um, well, bye! Shida says she’s not afraid, but it’s hard to deny her reaction just now.
AEW hears from Jon Moxley.
“I touched down in Jacksonville late last night, and I could feel the tension in the air. The calm before the storm. Today feels like a holiday. People showed up early, wearing collars and ties, freshly pressed suits.” There’s a sort of magic in the air. This is the biggest night in AEW Dynamite history, look how far they have come! Just two years ago, AEW was little more than an idea, and Moxley? The whole word was writing him off as “burnt out, washed up.” But Moxley took his hand, reared back, and bitch slapped the entire pro-wrestling world!
Moxley says he and Omega have been on this collision course their entire lives, whether they knew it or not. They’re destined to be rivals as two “diametrically opposed individuals” who want the same thing. They’re the two best wrestlers in the world, and they are two warriors battling on the mountaintop with lightning crashing! “It’s a long way down. The stakes couldn’t have been higher.” Contract: signed. Promos: cut. And tonight, they go out there and make the fans go absolutely bananas. But when there can only be one, who will be THE AEW World Champion?
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Kenny Omega!
Just as the Maniac said, no more talk, it’s time for action! This is a main event a long time coming, no matter who you ask! First, “he has held 16 different singles titles. He is currently on an AEW 11 match singles winning streak. His 33 wins are more than anyone on the AEW roster. In addition to impressive in-ring feats, he recently launched his very own REDCON supplement line, as well. He weight in tonight at 224 pounds. He was born and raised 1670 miles northwest of Nooorth Carolina~!” This is, KENNY, OOOOMEEEEGAAAA~! But no Sweepettes this time, it wasn’t in the budget nor time allotted.
Then, the champion makes his entrance, with far less rigmarole but just as much of an ovation as he heads down the bleachers. The Fighting Pride of the Eastside of Cincinnati and the Cleaner meet again in the ring after over a year, to determine who is THE best wrestler in the world today!
AEW returns and the belt is raised. Fans are fired up already and the bell rings! Moxley and Omega get face to face, talk just a little smack and then back up. Omega offers a handshake, Moxley leaves him hanging, and the two tie up. They go around, Moxley waistlocks but Omega gets to ropes before the sleeper can lock in! The ref has Moxley back off and Moxley tells Omega it was that close. Fans rally and duel, Moxley and Omega circle, and they tie up again. Omega waistlocks, throws Moxley down, floats around and facelocks. Moxley rolls to get his own facelock but Omega pries free. Omega wristlocks then snapmares to chinlock.
Moxley endures, fights up, pries the hold apart and trips Omega up. Omega gets up fast and fans cheer as the two stand off. They circle again, Moxley and Omega feel out the grapple and Omega headlocks. Moxley endures and powers out, but Omega rams shoulders. Moxley rebounds to run Omega over, then hits a headlock takeover! Omega keeps his shoulders up to roll Moxley to a corner, TWO! Moxley holds on tight, Omega fights up, but Omega puts Moxley in the corner. The ref calls for the break but Omega throws a body shot! Moxley goes to a corner, Omega throws more hands, then CHOPS Moxley in the corner! But Omega’s the one stinging from that.
Omega CHOPS again, and CHOPS again, but Moxley just gets in Omega’s face! Moxley throws forearms, whips Omega, then runs in to clothesline! Moxley keeps moving but Omega RANAS Moxley down! Moxley bails out and Omega has the Terminator drums going. Omega builds speed, Moxley slides in and hits a SCRAPBUSTER! Omega writhe and rolls to the apron and Moxley CLOBBERS him! Moxley goes out after Omega as fans rally and duel. Moxley drags Omega up and throws haymakers and CHOPS! Moxley whips Omega but Omega reverses to send Moxley into railing! Omega drags Moxley up to throw into more railing, then whips again, but Moxley reverses!
Omega stops himself from hitting railing, elbows Moxley back, then hops up, only for Moxley to bring him down! Moxley back suplexes, Omega lands on his feet and kicks Moxley low. Omega reels Moxley in but it’s Moxley who snap suplexes Omega to the floor! Omega writhes, Moxley goes into the ring but comes back out. Moxley drags Omega up and throws him into railing again! Omega clutches his stomach as Moxley puts him into more railing! Omega tumbles up and over, then Moxley goes around to join him! Moxley stalks Omega into the seating area and throws hands as AEW goes picture in picture.
Omega staggers, Moxley follows him and punches him up the stairs. They go to more seating and the CHOPS fly! Moxley CHOPS, Omega CHOPS, repeat! Moxley kicks low, and throws Omega into the front row! Luckily no one was there because of socially distanced seating. Moxley tells fans to hang loose and fire up as he drags Omega off the seats. Moxley drags Omega back to ringside, and then SMACKS his head off an open chair! Moxley knows the ref wants this to be in the ring but Moxley drags Omega around to headlock punch him. Omega CHOPS back! Omega CLUBS Moxley then RAMS him into the apron! And CHOPS him again!
Omega staggers about but Moxley trips him up! Moxley has the legs, to CATAPULT Omega into the post! Omega checks his face while Moxley leaves him behind. The ref has Moxley stay in the ring this time and a count begins. Omega shakes out the stars, but Moxley goes back out anyway! Moxley drags Omega up and puts him in the ring, and he takes his time getting back in. “I love this sh*t!” But then Omega dropkicks his legs between the ropes! And hits a DRAPING DRAGON SCREW!
AEW returns to single picture as Omega drags Moxley down, for a SHINBREAKER to railing! Moxley falls, clutching that knee! Omega puts Moxley back in as fans rally and duel. Omega springboards to missile dropkick the leg out! Omega keeps going, KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Moxley survives the leap frog bulldog but Omega keeps on him in a corner with stomps! Omega stomps the bad leg, then the chest, then the bad leg. Omega drags Moxley back up, CHOPS him again, then goes after the leg. Omega wraps the leg around ropes but Moxley tries to fight back with a sleeper hold! The ref counts on Omega, and Omega stops at 4. The ref counts on Moxley, but then Omega grabs the leg again!
The ref reprimands both men and the ropebreak is honored, only for Omega to KICK the inner thigh! Omega runs side to side to dropkick the leg! Moxley flops down, Omega goes corner to corner, but Moxley LARIATS first! Fans fire up as both men are down, and a standing count begins. Moxley shakes his head and gets up at 4! Moxley hobbles over to mega but Omega grapevines the leg for a KNEEBAR! Moxley endures, Omega also has the foot, then shifts to a heel hook! Moxley endures, drags himself over and gets the ropebreak. Omega lets go, watches Moxley hobble, and then wrenches him to CHOP! And he kicks the leg, to then CHOP again!
Omega brings Moxley up again to kick the leg, CHOP the chest, and then fisherman the leg to the fireman’s carry! “You! Can’t! Escape!” But Moxley does escape, and shoves Omega into buckles, and then GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley drags Omega up again for another GERMAN! Fans rally as both men slowly stand, and Moxley reels Omega in. Omega blocks the third German, throws elbows, but Moxley spins him to scoop. Omega fights that off but Moxley throws headbutts! Moxley pump handles for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Omega survives but Moxley keeps his cool. Fans fire up with Moxley as he drags Omega back up and reels him in for the X-PLEX! Cover, TWO!
Omega grits his teeth while Moxley clutches the leg, and fans rally as AEW goes picture in picture again. Moxley and Omega crawl to each other and Moxley throws a forearm. Omega returns the forearm, but Moxley throws another one! Omega throws a forearm, Moxley throws a forearm, repeat! They pick up speed, Moxley throws forearms from all sides then adds a headbutt! Moxley gets up, grabs a leg and drags Omega into an STF! Omega endures but Moxley shifts to a full crossface! Moxley cranks back, Omega endures and fights, but then rolls to a cover! TWO, ghost pin, TWO!! Moxley is right on Omega with a chinlock!
Omega endures and gets the ropes, but Moxley lets off at 3. Moxley paces, drags Moxley up and puts him on ropes. Moxley runs in to CHOP, then CHOPS again! Moxley goes to chop again but Omega knees him away! Moxley comes back and CHPOS after all! And CHOPS again! And then runs, but Omega throws Moxley out! Omega dropkicks Moxley away, then builds speed to FLY! Direct hit as AEW returns to single picture! Fans fire up while the ref checks on Moxley, but Omega drags him up and into the ring. Omega has fans fire up and springboards in, into a kick! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Why doesn’t Moxley cover?!
Moxley goes out, looks under the ring, and brings out chairs?! This isn’t No Disqualifications! Omega dared Moxley to keep “the trash wrestling” out of this, but Moxley is still angry over whatever backstage attack that was a few weeks ago! Moxley takes the chairs, and sits them up? Moxley takes a seat and wants Omega to sit in the other. Omega accepts this odd invitation, because this is Moxley’s “gentlemanly challenge.” Moxley dares Omega to hit him! So Omega SLAPS him! Moxley likes that, and SLAPS Omega! Omega SLAPS, Moxley SLAPS! Now they’re throwing JABS! And haymakers! Faster and faster, and fans fire up! Moxley ROCKS Omega, but Omega V-TRIGGERS! So much for being gentlemen!
Omega drags Moxley up, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! And then, ANOTHER SNAP DRAGON! Moxley gets up, Omega says BANG, and runs, but Moxley dodges to SNAP GERMAN! Omega flounders up, kicks back and V-TRIGGERS! Omega runs, Moxley KING KONG LARIATS! Fans fire up and declare “This is Awesome!” Moxley drags Omega up, underhooks, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Omega survives?! Did Moxley take too long to cover? Omega bails out but Moxley hurries after! Moxley builds speed, and DIVES, into a V-TRIGGER!! Omega took Moxley out of the air!! Omega drags Moxley up and into the ring as fans lose their minds!
Omega climbs up top, Moxley stands, Omega missile dropkicks him in the back! Moxley flounders to a corner, Omega runs corner to corner, BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGER! Omega reels Moxley in, underhooks, TIGER DRIVER ’98! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Omega won’t give up! Point-blank V-TRIGGER! Omega smirks as he loads up again, ANOTHER V-TRIGGER! And then, with some space, Moxley BLOCKS the V-Trigger! Moxley throws a forearm, runs, but into a V-TRIGGER! Omega reels Moxley into the Electric Chair, but Moxley slips off! Omega slips out of the underhooks to steal the hooks, but Moxley slips out to try the sleeper!
Omega slips out to waistlock but Moxley elbows free, only to run into a dropkick! Omega calls back to the Rainmaker, to ripcord and V-TRIGGER!! Then the Electric Chair, but Moxley fights back! So Omega shifts to COYT’S WRATH!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives again but Omega shakes his head. Omega drags Moxley to a drop zone and then goes to the corner. Omega climbs as fans rally, but Moxley rises to SHOVE Omega down! Omega avoids hitting heaters but Moxley ROCKS him with a forearm! Moxley trips Omega and Omega hits the apron.
Moxley harkens back to Full Gear 2019, PARADIGM SHIFT into the heaters! It isn’t exactly the stage installations from Full Gear, but the ref says they need the medic! Moxley paces while the medics check Omega. Don Callis leaves commentary to check on Omega as they are close friends, practically family. Moxley grows impatient and he storms back to Omega. He shoves refs aside and gets Omega in the ring! Moxley doesn’t cover, he rains down fists! Callis gets a mic because he wants to talk! Clearly Omega is in bad shape, so Callis wants to talk to Moxley. Callis taps Moxley on the shoulder, but Moxley DECKS Callis!
The ref checks on Callis now, but wait, did Callis’ mic get thrown into the ring? Omega grabs the mic?! Moxley turns back to Omega, and Omega CLOBBERS Moxley with the mic!! Omega was faking being in bad shape?! Omega “flounders” as Moxley is bleeding from the mic shot! Moxley is legitimately dazed as Omega pulls the knee pad down, V-TRIGGER!! Then ANOTHER V-TRIGGER! Both of those target the bloody forehead, but then the BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGER, and ANOTHER V-TRIGGER!! Shot after shot but Omega isn’t done with Moxley! Omega Electric Chair lifts Moxley, for ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
The first time anyone has pinned Jon Moxley in AEW, and it’s because The Cleaner had help from a friend! Callis helps Omega celebrate, they’re both just fine as they bug out to the back! Tony Khan himself is furious as to what just happened, but there’s no undoing the Winter Screwjob now! Omega and Callis are going to the way, way back, and to the parking lot where their car is waiting! Marvez tries to get a word about what just happened, but Callis says you’ll find out on Tuesday! Because Callis and Omega will tell us all on IMPACT! Eddie Kingston shows up at the last minute, not for his old friend but because he wants after Lance Archer! But what’s the point as AEW is closing the night?! Are we really going to have to watch Impact Wrestling on AXS TV to figure out what just happened?!
An amazing episode! Went so smoothly, with such great action and story from beginning to end! The Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal was great stuff, and it was really telling as to where this new Matt Hardy is going. Granted, battle royals are “every person for themselves” but he didn’t show any allegiances when dealing with Private Party. The Inner Circle naturally worked together, and it worked towards story that MJF went into business for himself, so to speak. That element also fed into Jericho VS Kaz, as the dysfunction already got to a point that Jericho is wiling to lay it all on the line. I feel like this is another rushed pacing for AEW, but it might not be so bad.
It was also great to see Hangman working with Silver and Reynolds, even just a little. That story will be fun to continue. And if it’s MJF VS Cassidy for the diamond ring, I honestly can’t be sure how it goes. MJF has already has the ring for over a year but he can continue to make history as a two-time ring winner. Cassidy probably wouldn’t even get that he won a diamond ring, and would just let one of the Best Friends hold onto it. At the same time, the ring could feed into the “ultimatum” and how the Inner Circle might choose to stick together.
Britt VS Leyla was a really good match but Britt of course wins on kayfabe. Thunder Rosa coming back for revenge was a great move, that match is going to be great. Shida being scared of Abadon to the point where a random noise spooked her is great for Abadon as she’s climbing up the ranks in more ways than one. That match-up will be a great opportunity for Shida to show some character depth and personality range she hasn’t with matches against Nyla Rose and the others.
The tag match of Darby, Cody and Team Taz was pretty good stuff, but I should’ve seen Darby and Cody taking the win here to tie things up from the loss before. Cage and Dustin get involved and that easily can become a Six Man Tag, but then what a HUGE surprise to have STING joining AEW! He jumps into a big story right away by scaring off Team Taz, yet staring down the Nightmare Family and Darby. I wonder if things turn into an 8 Man if Taz gets back in the ring for one match. Whatever the case, Sting being anywhere again is great.
And then that main event, what a great match and great story! We all knew Omega was going Heel but I didn’t think he’d have a partnership with Don Callis! And I didn’t expect it to pay off, or for it to mean we were getting crossover with IMPACT! I don’t know about changing my schedule to include Impact, but this is all the more reason to be keeping up with Andrew Balaz here on Chairshot for all his Impact coverage.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It’s an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Ricky Starks finds a way to up the intensity from All Out!
As if a Strap Match wasn’t enough, Ricky Starks wants revenge on Bryan Danielson in a Texas Death Match!! Will this be an ABSOLUTE blood bath?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager; Hook & RVD win.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan; Julia wins.
- Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo; White wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen; FTR wins and and retains the titles.
- Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks.
“Tonight I win back the championship that changed my life from Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. I’m not a stupid man, I know this is gonna be a Handicap match. But I am gonna walk out the new Face of TNT.
Christian Cage speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, Darby, you’re challenging myself and Luchasaurus in a three way match for the TNT Championship. Let me remind you that Sting is not allowed at ringside and I don’t like your chances. We will remain the Face of TNT now and forever. Do you understand me?”
Ricky Starks speaks.
“Bryan Danielson, you have never tapped me out. I passed out. You’re talking to a guy that’s been to Heaven, so if you’re looking test God, look no further than Absolute Ricky Starks. Tonight, I put you six feet under.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Ricky Starks, you’re in a lot of trouble for challenging me to a Texas Death Match. A match where to win, you have to knock somebody down and keep them down. Here’s the thing, people have been trying to keep me down my entire career, and nobody has succeeded yet. And Ricky, you sure as Hell won’t succeed tonight either.” Will the American Dragon once again slay the Absolute?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin!
As the Relentless One just said, this might as well be a Handicap Match, because you can bet Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are united in destroying Darby. Will Darby even survive this match? Or will he find a way back to former glory?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who really wears that title after this!
The bell rings and Darby is wary of his enemies. Fans rally for Darby, but Christian bails so this turns into a 1v1 match. Luchasaurus and Darby circle, and Luchasaurus taunts Darby with a test of strength. Darby throws POCKET SAND! And then he DIVES onto Christian! Darby RAMS Christian into steel steps, then puts him in the ring! Darby hurries to CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES onto Luchasaurus! Down goes the dinosaur! But Christian pokes Darby in the eyes, and HOTSHOTS him to the floor! Luchasaurus is up and he drags Darby over to RAM into railing!
Fans rally for Darby but Luchasaurus is on him again! Luchasaurus whips Darby into more railing! Fans actually duel as Luchasaurus fetches a chair for Christian then puts Darby in. Christian soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he sits Darby in the chair to CHOKE him on the ropes! Christian stands on Darby, the ref reprimands but there’s nothing to be done in a Triple Threat. Christian drags Darby up, and CHOKES him against the chair’s back! Christian says Darby did this to himself. But then Darby throws hands! Luchasaurus CHOKES Christian, then BACK SUPLEXES him and the chair!
Luchasaurus goes to cover but Christian tells him no, they need to do more damage. Luchasaurus goes out to fetch more items, but Christian covers Darby! TWO! Darby is still in this but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian goes out to stand Darby up, and CHOPS him against the railing! Darby staggers, Christian and Luchasaurus surround him, then they double whip him hard into steel steps! Darby tumbles up and over, fans boo Christian, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Christian flexes, then stalks Darby. Christian SMACKS Darby off steps, then Luchasaurus brings Darby around to CHOP against the apron. Darby flops over and Christian is there to whip him into more railing! Darby staggers all around, Christian & Luchasaurus stalk him to the other corner. Christian gets the chair again to JAM Darby! And again! Darby staggers and stumbles away but Christian follows after. Christian pushes Darby into the ring, then brings him up. Christian has Luchasaurus stand back. Christian talks trash right to Darby’s face, pie faces him and smears the face pain before he CHOPS and CHOPS!
Christian tells Luchasaurus what to do, then he runs at Darby. Darby dodges to send Christian out! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus shoves him back and HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s back! Darby endures, even as Luchasaurus steps all over him! Darby crawls to a corner, Luchasaurus brings him up and Christian throws hands on Darby! Collision returns to single picture as the mugging moves to the corner. Fans boo as Christian & Luchasaurus double whip Darby into a corner. Luchasaurus runs in but Darby dodges and Luchasaurus POSTS himself!
Fans fire up as Christian runs in, Darby dodges and he POSTS himself! Roll up, TWO! Oklahoma roll, TWO! Christian kicks low to suplex, but Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! Fans fire up as Darby climbs! But Luchasaurus drags Christian to safety! So Darby just SUPER COFFIN SPLASHES!! Fans are thunderous as both men go down! Darby puts Luchasaurus in the ring, climbs up, and Luchasaurus stands. Darby MISSILE- NO, Luchasaurus catches him! JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips out! Darby BOOTS Luchasaurus, then hits a DIAMOND DUST! But Christian has the title belt!
Christian aims but Darby ducks! SHOTGUN! Down goes Christian! Darby runs in but Luchasaurus catches him, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Darby flops out of the ring and Luchasaurus sees the belt. It is rightfully his, so he picks it up! Fans cheer that he finally holds HIS belt! Christian storms in but Luchasaurus won’t give it back! Christian asks for the belt back, fans say “IT’S YOUR BELT! IT’S YOUR BELT!” Luchasaurus still hands the belt over to Christian, but then Darby shoves Christian into Luchasaurus! And then Darby BELT SHOTS Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO?!? Luchasaurus survives but Darby PENALTY KICKS!
Darby goes up to COFFIN DROP!! But Christian returns to POST Darby! Cover on Luchasaurus, CHRISTIAN WINS!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Well, at least now Christian will be rightfully holding onto this belt. Sleazy as he is, Captain Charisma truly reigns as the Face of TNT, will Darby have to move on to a new goal? As for Luchasaurus, he sees Christian’s hand be raised, and then Christian hugs him? Well, when one wins, they both win, right? Christian has Luchasaurus lift him onto his shoulders, then Christian raises the belt high above his head. Will Luchasaurus ever be his own man? Er, dinosaur.
Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family.
Alex Marvez is with Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara and Don Callis himself, and says that the wrestling world is buzzing with what we saw on Rampage. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are united, along with Kota Ibushi, and challenged the DCF for WrestleDream! Don says it makes him sick just thinking about Omega and Jericho on the same side, when Don is the one who put them both on the map! And now, they’re name dropping Kota Ibushi. Ibushi is a wrestling legend, but his weakness is Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega loves Kota Ibushi, they are closer than brothers, and that kind of emotion makes them weak! They always have been!
Don isn’t worried. As great as Omega, Jericho and Ibushi are, Don has Sammy Guevara, who left Jericho laying. Don has Konosuke, “The Alpha,” who earned that name when he beat Omega twice in one week! And Don has another family member. This man beat Jericho and Omega in the course of two months, and that is WILL OSPRAEY! So you want WrestleDream to become a nightmare? Don doesn’t think so. Omega, Ibushi & Jericho will face the strongest Don Callis Family ever! See you in Seattle, where they finish it once and for all!!
Backstage interview with Christian & Luchasaurus.
Collision returns as Tony Schiavone congratulates the NEW TNT Champion. Christian says yes, every legitimate title defense has solidified him as the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion! He dedicates this victory to Nick Wayne’s mom, and Nick Wayne’s late father, who must’ve been cheering Christian on from Heaven. But anyway, Christian is finally finished with Darby once and for all, bring on the next challenger! Actually, Tony Khan just announced that Christian’s first defense will be at WrestleDream in Seattle. And it will be a classic match-up. They’ve gone back and forth, so this will be BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS!
Christian is furious! He storms off to find Tony Khan, but will it matter? Will Darby finally have justice against Captain Charisma?
Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager & Anna Jay!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just beat the former Jericho Appreciation Society members last night in a Mixed Six Tag with help from his new friends. But now he joins forces with an old friend of his dad’s! Will Hook and RVD prove they’re a one of a kind team? Or will they underestimate the sports… enner-tay-ners?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up for RVD already. RVD lets Hook start against Daddy Magic, though, and fans still rally behind Hook. They tie up, Menard arm-drags, and Menard gloats. Fans boo but Hook resets with Menard. They tie up, Hook waistlocks, hammerlocks, and he trips Menard to a facelock. Menard fights up but Hook spins and hammerlocks and headlocks and hits the takeover! Hook then goes for an arm, but Menard fights against the top wristlock. Menard knees low, tags Parker, and Parker whips. Hook holds ropes, ELBOWS Parker back, but Anna trips Hook up! Parker CLOBBERS Hook and stomps away!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook to a corner, Parker whips so Menard can whip him into the corner but Hook dodges! Hook then wrenches Menard, and points to the corner! Fans fire up as Hook tags in RVD! RVD takes the handoff, he wrenches to a wristlock and fans rally up. RVD brings Menard around, arm-drags him away, but then Parker CLOBBERS RVD! Fans boo but Menard throws hands. Menard whips, RVD rolls off Menard’s back and body scissor roll-up! TWO, but RVD blocks a kick to WHEEL KICK! Parker kicks RVD, but RVD blocks the buckle bump and KICKS back!
RVD goes up to JUMP KICK! “You Still Got It!” RVD watches the ex-JAS regroup, but they get away before he can dive! So he just gets everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Hager throws a fit for his team, but Collision goes picture in picture.
RVD waits as Menard & Parker talk strategy. Menard slowly returns, talks some trash, and he seems to call out Hook. RVD obliges and tags Hook in. Hook and Menard circle, then Menard kicks low! Menard whips Hook into Parker’s boot! The ref reprimands but Menard stomps Hook around. Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then distracts the ref so Parker can CHOKE Hook! RVD protests but Parker tags in to throw hands. Parker JABS, then whips Hook to DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this while Collision goes to break.
Collision returns as Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook but Hook holds ropes to KICK Menard and TOSS Parker! Menard rushes in but Hook TOSSES him out! Hook hurries but Parker intercepts with a tackle! Fans boo but Parker drags Hook away from RVD. Hook wrenches free, clinches, and hits the EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Hook and Parker are down! Hook crawls, Anna shouts at Parker to move, but Menard crawls in as fast as he can. Hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on Daddy Magic! Then he SUPERKICKS Cool Hand Ange! WHEEL KICK for Menard! RVD runs, for the ROLLING THUNDER!
RVD covers but Menard kicks it apart! Fans boo Menard but he brings RVD up. Menard scoops, RVD slips free and blocks a kick to step over and WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as RVD goes to a corner. But then Anna distracts the ref and Hager has a chair! RVD dodges to KICK the chair into Hager! Hook gets in Anna’s face, Parker storms up on him, but Hook turns it around, REDRUM!! RVD goes up, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, #HookVanDam wins!
Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by pinfall
Michigan’s own comes back home and wins big! Will RVD have one more title run in him? Will Hook’s newest run not be stopped?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
He has two titles to defend now, with the ROH World Championship in one hand and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in the other. And he knows WrestleDream is AEW’s love letter to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The Mad King wants to face the man who best embodies Inoki’s vision today, and that is Katsuyori Shibata. This won’t be just about the NJPW Openweight but also the ROH World title. He wants Shibata to bring his all because that’s what Eddie is gonna do. But then, will Eddie remain the two belt king? Or will we soon see The Wrestler become a TRIPLE CHAMPION?
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says, “This world has gotten outta control.” Alex Reynolds says it’s just too much, too fast, and it needs to stop. Evil Uno asks us who we will turn to “when it’s all done?” Happy music plays over destruction and desolation. “You need structure. You need rules. You need order. The Dark Order! Because The Dark Order is good! And we’re here for you!” Uno sneaks in some Italian, “But not forever.” Will you trust these creepy grins? Will you #JoinDarkOrder?
The Kingdom speaks.
Matt Taven says “Neck health is important!” Best Friends are a bunch of liars! When Trent hurt his neck, was Chuck by his bedside? NO! And now these Melvins wanna take away what The Kingdom earned, what they deserve, their shot at the ROH World Tag Team titles!? They will show these dorks what people who don’t celebrate neck health deserve! And Mike Bennett says Chuckie T got some of that last night. A punch to the wiener and a piledriver! So next Saturday is piledrivers in support of neck health! And then they will see how close Best Friends really are, how strong they really are. They aren’t stronger than The Kingdom, and they damn sure ain’t #NeckStrong!
Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan!
The Lady of the House was truly Hartless against Skye Blue last night, bringing out The Babe with The Power. However, Willow Nightingale was then attacked backstage to keep her from competing tonight! So Skye’s other friend is stepping up! Will the Hottest Flame burn this witch down? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and Kiera rushes up to ROCK Julia! And again and again! The fans rally up as Kiera whips Julia into ropes, runs side to side and HIP ATTACKS! Kiera bumps Julia off buckles, waistlocks, but Julia bucks the O’Conner. Julia runs up to throw Kiera down by her hair! Fans rally, Julia stands on Kiera’s hair and pulls the arms! The ref reprimands, Julia steps off at 4 to then stomp Kiera down! Brody says to stay on her so Julia CLUBS away on Kiera! Julia kicks Kiera around, drags her up and SMACKS her off the mat! Julia stomps Kiera again, drags her back up, then snap suplexes! Julia grins as she then rains down fists!
The ref reprimands about closed fists so Julia lets off. To then let off with one more! Julia paces around Kiera, brings her up, but Kiera throws hands! Kiera ROCKS Julia, BOOTS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Julia wobbles, Kiera runs in, but Julia spins Kiera for an STO! Standing MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Julia is still on her with a chinlock! Kiera endures, fans rally up, and Kiera fights up. Kiera throws body shots, blocks a punch to give a punch, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Julia! And again! Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN Kiera into the corner! Fans fire up as Kiera goes corner to corner, but Julia sends her into buckles!
Julia drags Kiera up to throw her by her hair again. Brody says keep on Kiera, so Julia whips her to a corner. BACK ELBOW! Julia grins as she snapmares, and then KICKS Kiera in the back! Julia drags Kiera up, SMACKS her off the mat, and then runs, to BLINDSIDER! Julia says the House always wins. HARTLESS STRETCH!! Kiera taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
A 25-0 win streak for The Lady of the House, but she isn’t satisfied! She puts Kiera back into HARTLESS!! But here comes Skye Blue! She was on the other end of this so she’s making the save now! But again, Julia hides behind Brody. But then Brody moves and Julia BLACK MISTS Skye!! Julia strikes again! Brody asks, “Do you see this? Do you see this!? This will not end! This violence will not end! 25 matches, over two dozen bodies stacked, and this will not end until we get to the one. The last loss! KRIS STATLANDER! Next Sunday, Seattle, Washington, WrestleDream, put your TBS title on the line. Or the body count continues to rise.”
But Julia wants Kris to understand: The House ALWAYS wins. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest look to end the streak? Or will the TBS Championship fade to black?
The Righteous speak.
Death walks. You dig what they’re saying? Ol’ Vincent & Dutch are pure, are divine, and are the corpse of decency nailed to a post of greed and moral decay, draped under the shadow of purity. But now they expose MJF & Adam Cole, and purify the lie that is “Better Than You, Baybay.” You dig what they’re sayin’, man?
Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Switchblade and his Bang Bang Gang called out The Face of Latino Wrestling, saying White’s reputation is more widespread than Andrade’s. Will White make Andrade famous for losing to him? Or will Andrade become famous for beating Jay White?
The bell rings and the fans already taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” White says this is Andrade’s moment in the spotlight! They tie up, go around, and Andrade powers White to the corner. The ref counts, Andrade lets off slowly, but White SLAPS him! White uses ropes as a defense and the ref backs Andrade off. White and Andrade reset, Juice is liking this, but then Andrade headlocks. Fans rally up, White endures the grind, and White powers up and powers out. Andrade runs White down, and then goes to run, but Juice is in the way! The ref reprimands but White knees Andrade! White headlocks and hits the takeover.
Juice and the Gunns shout “ARMAS ARIBA!” Andrade endures, fights up, and he powers out. White slides out, says to heck with it, but Andrade slides! White dodges, Andrade dodges back, and Andrade CHOPS White down! White sputters but Andrade puts him in the ring. Andrade climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! Andrade bounces off the cover, but he drags White back up. BCG are worried as Andrade snap suplexes! Uno AMigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gets White up again, gives us some Latino Heat, then hits THREE- NO, White silps free and pulls hair! The ref rephrimands, they’re in the corners and Andrade HEADBUTTS!
White BOOTS back, goes up, but Andrade triangle jump DROPKICKS White to the floor! BCG hurry to check on their captain but Andrade goes out after him. Andrade puts White in, covers, ONE! Austin rubs it in, that was UNO! Andrade seethes but he drags White up. Andrade whips White to the corner, but White dodges the splash to clothesline and DDT! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this but White stays focused. White goes to the corner to CHOP! White RAMS into Andrade again and again, the ref counts but White lets off at 4. To then CHOP! White whips corner to corner but Andrade blocks to BOOT!
Andrade goes up but White CHOPS again! White fireman’s carries, to TKO HOTSHOT! And then White BLASTS Andrade down! Andrade hits railing, BCG swarm like a pack of hyenas, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Colten does a victory lap for White and White goes out to fetch Andrade. White brings Andrade around to SMACK him off the apron, then he pulls hair to APRON GOURD BUSTER! Andrade falls to the floor, Juice taunts him with a dance, and White flexes as he refreshes the ring count. White and the BCG all flex and pose, then White puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO!! White is frustrated but the count is fair. White stalks Andrade to the ropes to CHOKE him and fishhook his face! The ref counts, White lets off, and Andrade CHOPS! And BOOTS! White blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW!
White strums the air guitar to let Tanahashi know he’s thinking of him. Then he GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the same leg! Andrade writhes to the ropes but White wraps the bad leg around them! The ref reprimands, White lets off, and then White drags Andrade up to HALF HATCH into the corner! Then White gets the legs to high stack, TWO! Andrade is still in this and White is frustrated. White drags Andrade into a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. But Andrade fights up as Collision returns to single picture! The fans rally, White grinds Andrade down again, but Andrade still endures.
Fans rally more as Andrade keeps fighting. White shakes his head but Andrade stands to throw body shots! White throws Andrade down by his hair! The ref reprimands but White storms back up, into a cradle! TWO!! White kicks the bad leg! Andrade falls and clutches that knee, but White sits him up. White CHOPS! Andrade sputters and White talks trash, but Andrade pie faces him! Andrade eggs White on so White CHOPS him! Andrade still eggs White on so White CHOPS! White finger guns, but Andrade dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Fans fire up as both men are down! The standing count starts and both men stir.
BCG coach White, White drags Andrade up, and “This is Awesome!” as they go forearm for forearm! Andrade CHOPS, White CHOPS! Andrade CHOPS, White wobbles and staggers, but White comes back to CHOP! Fans rally as the CHOPS just keep going! White kicks, Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW again! Andrade runs, ducks ‘n ‘dodges to CLOBBER White! Fans fire up but the BCG worries for White. Andrade kips up! El Idolo has plenty of gas left in the tank and he has White in a corner. Andrade goes corner to corner, for CIEN- NO, the BCG drags White out to safety. So Andrade goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!
Fans are thunderous as Andrade takes out the whole Bang Bang Gang! Andrade puts White in, climbs up again, and then MOONSAULTS, lands on his feet, DOUBLE MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! White survives and Andrade is frustrated, but the fans are loving this! Andrade looms over White, brings White up, and reels him in, White drops down but Andrade CLUB S him! Andrade full nelsons, White break sit to switch, but Andrade fights the sleeper! White CHOPS! And CHOPS! White runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up as White flops down. Andrade drags White up but White SAIDOS Andrade up and out of the ring!!
The ref hurries to check but Andrade is somehow able to continue. White drags Andrade up and into the ring, storms up on him, and clinches, for the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!?! White pushes that arm back down, TWO!!! Andrade survives but just barely! White clamps onto Andrade with a sleeper, brings him up, but Andrade fights the suplex. White staggers, blocks the boot, KNEE BREAKER! Andrade shouts about his leg, which has given him trouble in the past. But White CHOPS! And CHOPS! Both men hobble, but Andrade boot feints to ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!??! White survives and fans are loving this match all over again!
White and Andrade stir, then White crawls to a corner. Andrade stands, fires up and runs, CIEN SHADOWS!! Then the hammerlock, LA SOMBRA DDT!!! Cover, Juice helps White with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo as BCG gets away with one! Andrade is beside himself, but he drags White around by a leg. Fans “WOO~!” as Andrade steps through! FIGURE FOUR! White endures, the “WOO~” echoes out, but White CLUBS away at Andrade’s leg! Andrade pushes up to the FIGURE EIGHT! The Ass Boys distract the ref so Juice can CLOBBER Andrade with his Cowboy of the Month award!! White is free of the leglock!
White drags Andrade’s deadweight up to hit BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall
Andrade being alone was doomed from the start with Juice and the Gunns backing White up! And then they all taunt Andrade while he’s down! Andrade takes his first AEW loss, but will he back for venganza? (Vengeance in Espanol.)
“All In, Wembley Stadium. Did to me what you’ve been doing to me the last 14 years of my life. You used me, then you walked away. Sure did have a lot to say on social media. Sure did have a lot to say on TV. And then when I confronted you… Called you over and looked you in your eyes, you walked away. Tough keyboard warrior. You did what you always do: You ran from your problems. Guess what? You’re not gonna be able to run much longer.” Will there be a clash of the proud ‘n’ powerful on the horizon?
Shane Taylor Promotions speaks.
Shane Taylor himself says that on paper, Shane Taylor VS Keith Lee may not seem like much of a rivalry. But Keith knows better, doesn’t he? They came into ROH at the same time, established “The Pretty Boy Killers” and DOMINATED the tag division. Lee Moriarty says to tell ’em! Shane says that from ANS to War Machine to The Briscoes, they took ’em all out! But then Keith went to go work for “the other billionaire,” while Shane stayed and became an ROH legend! The world got to see Keith be limitless, but now it is Shane’s time on the biggest stage! And the only thing standing in the way IS Keith.
Shane says if it is to feed his family, then he will put Keith in the GROUND! Before Shane takes everything Keith has, Keith must step in the ring with The Best Damn Technical Wrestler, Lee Moriarty. Will #TAIGASTYLE bring Keith down to size? Or will Moriarty #BaskInHisGlory?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen!
The open challenge of opportunities continues as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler give JD Drake & Anthony Henry their shot. But with WrestleDream and a rematch with Aussie Open on the horizon, will the Top Guys get caught off guard? Or will FTR be bringing the gold to Seattle?
Speaking of, Aussie Open is here! Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis are dressed to the nines and they join commentary to watch this one with their own eyes. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are the true Top Guys!
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Henry. They circle, feel things out, and Cash denies Henry a leg takedown. Henry comes back, gets around to a waistlock, but Cash fights up to facelock. Henry slips free, gets around again, facelocks again, and then gator rolls to hammerlock! Cash has the ROPEBREAK, and the two separate. They reset, circle, and tie up. Henry gets an arm to wrench it but Cash slips around to fireman’s carry takeover! Henry headscissors but Cash kips up. Henry wrenches, wristlocks, but Cash rolls, kips up and wrenches to WRING Henry out! Fans cheer but Henry keeps moving!
Henry kips up to then back drop, step over, and Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Henry DROPKICKS Cash down! Henry drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to JD. They mug Cash, JD whips Cash toa corner but Cash avoids the chop! JD avoids a chop, and the two stare down. Tag to Dax, and fans rally up. Dax and JD step up, tie up, and Dax headlocks. JD powers out, Dax RAMS JD, but JD CHOPS! Fans fire up seeing how hard that one hit! JD puts Dax in the corner to CHOP again! JD eggs Dax on so Dax CHPOS! And CHOPS! AND CHOPS! Dax whips, JD reverses to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, ONE!!
JD keeps on Dax, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! Tag to Henry, and he runs to then come back and forearm smash! Tag to JD, feed to the LARIAT! NECK TWIST! SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dax hangs in there but JD looms over him. JD stomps Dax, throws hands, then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen CHOP and KICK and KICK and KICK! Dax snarls and eggs Henry on so Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! They go back and forth, KICK and CHOP! Henry SOBATS, but Dax suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Henry wobbles but he tags JD.
JD runs to swing on Cash but Cash dodges, only for the LARIAT to get him! JD keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Dax ends up in the Workhorsemen corner, and JD CANNONBALLS! Tag to Henry, Henry goes up, and JD tags back in. Henry DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Then Henry FLIES to take out Cash! JD is up< SCRAP METAL MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives being squashed and the fans lose their minds just from seeing it! But wait, Cash has Henry, GORY BOMB to the apron!! Dax runs up on JD but JD ROCKS him! JD goes up, to FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Step through into SHARPSHOOTER!!
JD endures, fans rally, but JD taps! FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Aussie Open says okay, then it’s on! WrestleDream will mark the anniversary of the instant classic back at Royal Quest! Mark Davis gets a mic to say, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” The fans reply “OI OI OI!” Davis says congrats, and keep those belts bright. Because FTR is in the fight of their lives! Fletcher knows Aussie Open says it a lot, but FTR once said themselves that Aussie Open is the best tag team in the world today! And they’ve heard the complaints, “What happened to the Aussie Open that took FTR to the limit in a five star classic?” Well, they admit they haven’t lived up tot he hype, but that is why they challenged FTR to this match!
Aussie Open needs to prove to to the people, they need to prove it to FTR, and they need to prove it to themselves that they ARE everything they say they are! Dax has a mic to say yeah, okay. Aussie Open were sacrificial lambs to Max and his best friend. They were sacrificial lambs to Chris Jericho and his best friend. But what Dax wants from them, what he is begging them on his hands and knees, he wants the biggest, baddest bastards in the world, because on October 1st, WrestleDream, Aussie Open faces THE BEST TAG TEAM IN HISTORY! Fans cheer that! And Dax says if Aussie Open don’t bring that, then don’t even show up. #TopGuysOut.
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi Nair is with Miro’s hot and flexible wife, and says this is the first time we’ve seen her since she surprised everyone at All In London, which was also the first time anyone in wrestling has seen her in two years. So the question is, why now? CJ says that The Redeemer, who she loves so much, has lost his way. She wanted to help him be champion again. But unfortunately, he’s rather preoccupied with the past and… temptations. But then in steps Miro! He says his only temptation is her. And her temptation is this: the lights, the cameras, the fame. It changes you. CJ says she loves the hustle, the puzzle, the chase, and helping those she loves! It makes her come alive!
Miro says his righteous path was to save “them.” And if CJ stays, that means he’d have to… To what? Save her? What were their wedding vows again? Well, they each have to do what they each have to do. They will each walk their own paths. But if there is any love in Miro’s heart for CJ, then please, do not lay a hand on any of her future clients she’s going to manage here. Okay? Can he promise that? Miro leaves without giving an answer. Will pro-wrestling come between husband and wife?
BREAKING NEWS for WrestleDream!
As if it wasn’t already big enough, the TBS Championship IS on the line! Kris Statlander is giving Julia Hart her shot, but will Mama Kris be the one running the house after October 1st? Plus, a massive Fatal 4 Way Tag match! The Young Bucks, The Gunns, The Lucha Brothers and #OrangeHook battle for an AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, any time they want it! Who will have some highly valuable golden tickets in their pockets?
Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson!
These two truly went all out in their Strap match, and while The American Dragon won, Ricky Starks holds to the fact he didn’t tap out, he passed out! Will that unstoppable fighting spirit help Starks win this even more brutal rematch? Or will this be an Absolute thrashing that puts this one to bed?
Starks attacks Bryan the moment he’s in the ring! The bell sounds and Starks fires off hands! Bryan gets up to hit Starks back, they scrap in the corner and Starks gets the edge! Starks stomps away on Bryan, stands him up, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks throws body shots, UPPERCUTS, then goes up the corner to rain down fists! Fans count to five but Bryan DUMPS Starks out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Starks and fans fire up! Bryan finally gets his jacket off to drag Starks up and CROTCH Starks on railing! Bryan runs to CLOBBER Starks! Bryan then goes out after Starks and throws hands!
Bryan then hits Starks with someone’s drink! And RAMS him into the trash can! And then dumps the trash on Starks! Bryan goes after Starks with headbutts, going up the bleachers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan drags Starks up, ROCKS him with a left, then brings him along, only for Starks to send him into barriers! Starks RAMS Bryan into more barriers, then runs up, into a body shot! Bryan KICKS Starks against barriers, again and again and again! Fans fire up as Bryan then HEADBUTTS Starks and pushes him along back to ringside. Starks goes over the railing on his own but Bryan is after him!
Bryan HEADBUTTS, Starks CHOPS, then Starks TOSSES Bryan into the front row! The fans help Bryan up, as does security, but Starks goes to the apron. Starks springboards to CROSSBODY into the pile!! Fans lose their minds while Collision goes picture in picture.
Starks dumps Bryan back to ringside and then drags himself up and over. Starks stands Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan staggers away to commentary but Starks storms after him, Bryan SMACKS Starks off the desk! And CHOPS him against the desk! And again! And again! Bryan HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bryan snarls, puts Starks in the ring, then storms up to get a leg. Bryan twists the ankle to turn Starks over, then he grabs the other leg. Bryan hooks the legs up, and he fishhooks Starks’ face! Then Bryan gets the arms, and pulls, pulls and pulls Starks into the ROMERO SPECIAL!
Starks endures, Bryan sets him down, and then Bryan drags Starks into the DRAGON SLEEPER as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Starks is clawing at Bryan’s face! Starks has a mic so everyone can hear him egging Bryan on. Then Starks dribbles Bryan’s face off the desk! Bryan’s forehead is busted open! Starks lets Bryan fall over, then throws hands right to the wound! Fans rally for Bryan and boo Starks, but Starks drags Bryan up to put in the ring. Starks drags Bryan to the corner, to YANK him into the post! Starks ROCKS Bryan, SLAMS the leg into the post, then ROCKS Bryan again! Starks uses the microphone to jam at the wound! Fans boo but Starks grabs a chair. Starks has Bryan’s leg, to SMACK it against the post!
Bryan writhes away into the ring but Starks is after him. Starks CHOKES Bryan with the chair! Then Starks JAMS Bryan! Starks then traps Bryan’s leg inside the chair! Fans boo more as Starks goes up the corner! But Bryan gets free and he SMACKS Starks! And SMACKS him again! And again! And again! Starks is stuck up top and Bryan brings him up to throw hands! Bryan climbs up, brings Starks tot he very top, but Starks trips Bryan! Starks throws more hands, and BITES the bloody forehead! Starks SPITS, then he throws down fists! Fans tell Starks he’s sick, but he just does his pose! Only for Bryan to punch back!
Bryan adjusts, to SPIDER SUPERPLEX Starks down! Fans fire up as Bryan manages to sit up again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and adjusts position again, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Starks is sent tumbling into the other corner, and Bryan is getting a second wind! Starks sits up as the standing count starts, but Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! Fans fire up while Starks flounders. The standing count starts again but Starks grabs at the chair. Bryan is in the corner, aims and runs in, but Starks CHUCKS the chair into his face!! Fans boo as Bryan goes down!
Starks stomps Bryan, the standing count starts, and fans chant for tables. Starks brings Bryan up by his hair, mocks the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while treating Starks like a rodeo horse, and Collision goes picture in picture again.
Starks drops a knee on Bryan! And then another! Starks goes out to look under the ring, ignoring the table, to then bring out a STRAP! Starks swings that around, he wants to continue where All Out left off. He LASHES Bryan, and LASHES him again, and again! Then Starks CHOKES Bryan with the strap! Bryan endures but Starks hits a STRAP BULLDOG! Starks lets off for the standing count to start, and Bryan is still floundering at 5 of 10. But Bryan rolls out of the ring to get back to his feet! Starks hurries out after Bryan but into a CHOP! Bryan UPPERCUTS, ROCKS, and then POSTS Starks! Starks falls over and Bryan staggers away.
Bryan’s crimson mask is growing but he can still see Starks. Bryan drags Starks by a leg, but Starks SMACKS Bryan with a steel chain! Bryan ends up back in the ring but still down for the standing count. Starks grins and gets in to wrap the chain around his fist. Starks aims to FULL METAL KNUCKLE! Collision returns to single picture as Bryan staggers, then drops to his knees. Starks swings again but Bryan dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Starks staggers around, Bryan runs back in and CHOPS! Starks CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They throw hands and CHOPS, and then Bryan KICKS and KICKS! Starks blocks to SLAP, SLAP, and so on!
Fans fire up but Bryan dodges, only for Starks to SPEAR!! Starks roars, and he wraps the chain around Bryan’s neck! Just like Bryan did with the strap!! Starks bends Bryan back and squeezes tight! Bryan is fading, but he shakes his head! Bryan isn’t giving up, but he might pass out like Starks did! Bryan is purple!! Starks lets go, and he wants the count! The count begins, Bryans putters and stirs, but is still down at 5 of 10. Starks watches from the corner as we hit 8 of 10! Bryan rises up at 9, but Starks grabs the chain again! Starks squeezes tight, and then drags Bryan up into a HANGMAN’S GORY ESPECIAL!
Bryan kicks and goes to ropes! Bryan uses ropes to get up and over and get free!! Fans are thunderous but Starks is primed to run in! SPEAR into a takedown!! LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks flails, grabs the chain and he throws hands! But Bryan grabs that chain, to wrap it around Starks!! Starks freaks out as he relives All Out!! Starks is purple, and he passes out! The count starts, Bryan keeps on Starks with the chain, but Starks revives!? Starks powers up, powers out and he rains down fists!! Fans are thunderous, but Bryan just turns things around! Fans are even more fired up! Bryan lets off on Starks and both men rise.
Bryan HEADBUTTS! Starks throws a haymaker! HEADBUTT! Haymaker! HEADBUTT!! Both men flop over! Bryan shakes out the stars, “This is Awesome!” The count is 6 of 10, both men stand. Starks swings a chair, but Bryan dodges! Bryan returns to BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Fans fire up again as Starks flounders. Bryan says it is time to kick Starks’ head in!! Bryan gets Starks’ arms, and he fires DRAGON STOMPS!! Again and again and again, and again and again and again! But Starks SPITS at Bryan! So Bryan just STOMPS him more!! Fans fire up, Starks checks his face but also has blood coming from his eyebrow.
Bryan backs off, brings down his kneepad, and he wraps the steel chain around his knee! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for giving them this main event, and Bryan stares Starks up. Bryan runs in to FULL METAL KNEE!!! Starks is down, and the count begins! Bryan crawls away at 5 of 10, drags himself up at 8, and the count hits TEN! Bryan wins again!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Starks wanted revenge, but he only got another vicious fight and crushing defeat. Big Bill and Wheeler Yuta come out to check on their respective allies. Bill helps Starks stand, as does Yuta with Bryan. Yuta and Bill get at each other, but Starks has them all stand down. Is this Starks’ way of showing Bryan respect for the absolute war they just went through? And where does Starks go from here?
A great Collision here, and some more added to WrestleDream just as I was hoping. Julia had a good match with Kiera, she mists Skye, but instead of calling out Willow for a PPV match, she wants Kris and the TBS Championship. That will be a good match for WrestleDream but I feel like Kris wins that. Really good tag title match from FTR VS Workhorsemen but of course FTR wins so that their match with Aussie Open is now a title match. No idea who wins that but we all know it will be a match of the year contender. And I think something rather interesting is that Fatal 4 Way contenders tag match, and that detail about a title match “at any time.” Is a team going to win and then Money in the Bank those AEW tag titles away from whoever wins? Because that’d be awesome, actually.
Speaking of which, really fun tag match of Hook & RVD beating Menard & Parker. Of course Hook & RVD win, which helps give Hook & Cassidy momentum going into that WrestleDream Fatal 4. RVD is probably in AEW to be part of the fun, have more of these really good matches, but I can’t really say he is actually after another title reign of some kind. Then big stuff from Eddie Kingston, putting up TWO championships up in his match with Shibata. That’s one huge first defense for the ROH World Championship, but I would think Eddie retains. As awesome as it’d be to see one man with three singles titles, there’s no good story of Eddie losing the belts he worked so hard to have so soon.
Don Callis has a good promo in response to the Six Man Tag challenge, but of course Will Ospreay is the third man, even though I would’ve loved for them to bring in someone really good that really needs something to do. But whatever, Ospreay brings star power, and there is story here already where Ospreay’s faced all three men, Omega, Ibushi & Jericho. It’ll also be an awesome match with Ospreay in it, but I would think Jericho & The Golden Lovers win. It’d also be great if Daniel Garcia helped tip the scales in Jericho’s favor, completing the double turn of Garcia and Guevara and perhaps giving us Garcia VS Guevara.
Really good TNT Championship Triple Threat that was really a handicap match. While I was thinking Christian was going to force Luchasaurus to give him the win, Christian instead opportunistically takes the win from Darby in where he has to pin Luchasaurus. And yet we’re getting a Best 2 Out of 3 Falls match at WrestleDream. That will make WrestleDream even longer, but maybe that is where it all comes to a head with Nick Wayne being in this story. Great match from White VS Andrade, but of course Bullet Club Gold helps White win that one. I know there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable since Andrade turned Face, but this would be the time for LFI to show their new aggression while also helping Andrade against BCG.
And of course, a great Last Man Standing match in the main event. Oh, yeah, that was a Last Man Standing match they dressed up as Texas Death even though it wasn’t like we weren’t going to notice. Literally earlier this year, AEW Revolution, Hangman VS Moxley, THEIR Texas Death Match was Knockout, Standing Count or Submission/Verbal Forfeit. But I guess since they already played their hand of Starks taking a loss by fainting, meaning Starks would never tap out or say “I Quit,” they could only go with the KO/ten count finish. Still a great match, but I’m just a stickler for labeling things what they are, and this as Last Man Standing, not Texas Death. But I did like Starks having Bill stand down. Makes me think that Starks could be a future ally to the BCC.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Rampage goes big for Grand Slam!
AEW doubles up on Rampage, and we see a massive Fatal 4 Way to determine #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
- Darby Allin & Sting VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus; Darby & Sting win.
- Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker; Kris & OrangeHook win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom; The Righteous win and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at AEW WrestleDream.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
- Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King; Julia wins.
- Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson; Santana wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks; The Hung Bucks win and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin & Sting w/ Nick Wayne VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus!
The Relentless Icons won at All In London, but Captain Charisma’s complaint is that his Right Hand of Destruction was not his tag partner. Now that Christian and the TNT Champion are the legal men, will the result be different? Or will Darby be rolling into the “Triple Threat” title match tomorrow night on Collision?
Christian talks quick strategy with Luchasaurus, and they rush up to bait the Relentless Icons in! Christian ducks away from Sting but Darby gets right on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER! Christian rushes in after all but Sting fires off on him first! Sting dribbles Christian off buckles! Luchasaurus pries free to THROW Darby! Sting TOSSES Christian out then pursues, and the bell finally rings. Luchasaurus runs at Darby but Darby dodges, Luchasaurus gets caught up on the ropes! Darby then runs to DROPKICK Luchasaurus down to the ramp! Sting sends Christian into steel steps while Darby DIVES into Luchasaurus!
Fans rally up as Darby stands Luchasaurus up, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Christian fights back on Sting but Sting ROCKS Christian! But Luchasaurus POSTS Darby! Darby falls to the floor, Nick calls to Sting. They check Darby, he is still breathing but very dazed from that rough landing. Sting helps Darby up, Darby hobbles over, and Darby says he’s okay. Darby slides in at 6 of 10 but Luchasaurus drags him over. Tag to Christian and Christian stomps Darby down! Christian CHOPS Darby, stalks him along the way, then CLUBS him down! Christian stands on Darby’s neck at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.
Darby sputters, Christian drags him up, and tag to Luchasaurus. They mug Darby, and Luchasaurus CLUBS Darby down! Luchasaurus scoops to SLAM Darby down! Luchasaurus snarls, whips Darby hard into the corner, and then tags Christian. Christian says he, or Luchasaurus, will be TNT Champion, but fans boo. Christian taunts Sting, goes back to Darby, and Christian brings Darby around. But Darby fights back with forearms! Darby whips, Christian reverses but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Both men are down, Luchasaurus rushes in to BLAST Sting! Christian anchors Darby’s leg, then tags Luchasaurus.
Rampage goes picture in picture as Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s head! Luchasaurus then stomps Darby, stalks him to ropes, and clamps on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, then scoops, then carries Darby around, for a SWINGING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Darby hangs tough, but Luchasaurus brings him up. Christian tags in, they mug Darby more, and then Christian stands on Darby’s face! The ref counts, Christian steps off to snapmare Darby and neck wrench! Darby endures, but Christian claws his face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off, and then sits Darby up just to claw his face again!
Darby fights up, throws elbows, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Rampage returns to single picture as Christian covers, TWO! Christian grows annoyed but he drags Darby up and tags Luchasaurus. They mug Darby more, and then Luchasaurus hauls Darby up. Darby pries the hand away from his throat, but Luchasaurus ROCKS him! Luchsasurus shakes out his hand, choke grips and JURASSIC- NO, Darby lands out! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby! Into the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Sting breaks it! Fans rally but Luchasaurus tags Christian. Christian goes up to DIVING FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby and Christian crawl as fans fire up! Both men stand, Darby sunset flips but Christian stays up! So Darby lets off, hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Christian! Fans fire up, Sting whips but Christian kicks back! Sting just beats his chest! SPINEBUSTER! Luchasaurus runs in but gets fast hands! Sting backs Luchasaurus down into the corner! Christian runs in but is send into Luchasaurus! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH them both! SCORPION DEATH DROP on Christian! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus! Then feeds him to the dragon sleeper! Darby goes up, SCORPION COFFIN DROP COMBO!!
Christian stagger sup, into a SHOTGUN from Darby! Darby snarls, Sting SPLASHES Luchasaurus! The ref is distracted, Christian pokes Darby in the eyes! Christian chicken wings and turns Darby but Nick distracts him! Darby then rolls Christian up to jackknife bridge! The Relentless Icons win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Prodigy of Rain City gets one over on Captain Charisma! But Christian glares at Nick. Will the jokes about Nick’s mom stop for something far more serious, and dangerous? Or will this all be a distraction in tomorrow night’s glorified handicap match?
Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager!
The Galaxy’s Greatest reunites with her best friend, as well as a new friend! Freshly Squeezed joins forces with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, will their less talk more rock combination help Mama Kris put the Star of the Show, Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange to bed?
The trios sort out and the FTW Champion starts against Menard. The two circle as fans rally up, and Menard talks trash. “You wanna taste?! I don’t think so!” Then Menard tags in Parker! Parker and Hook circle, but then Parker tags Menard. Anna applauds, but Hook TOSSES Parker, then SAYANAGIS Menard! REDRUM!! Menard scrambles and tags to Anna! Hook obeys the rules and lets off of Menard, and also steps aside so Kris can step in. Fans fire up as the TBS Champion and Anna circle. Anna kicks low, but Kris blocks the whip! Then Kris hip tosses Anna away! Fans fire up as Kris flexes, but Anna dodges the splash to LEG LARIAT!
Anna wrenches and HOOK- NO, Kris blocks the kick to suplex! Kris holds Anna up and fans fire up, for the SLAM! Kris kips up and flexes again! Parker storms in, the ref steps him, but that’s a distraction so Hager can CLOBBER Cassidy! Kris gets distracted and Anna SUPERKICKS her down! Tag to Parker while Hook backs Hager down. But Menard CLOBBERS Hook now! And then Menard RAMS Hook into railing! Fans are torn as Menard drags Hook up to put in the ring. Parker drags Hook up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker drags Hook back up to throw hands! Parker reels Hook in to hit a BIG back suplex!
Parker scuffs Hook, tags Menard, and they coordinate to BACKBREAKER and RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fans are torn as Menard talks more trash, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Menard stands Hook up, but Hook pushes him back to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Menard wobbles but he kicks back, and whips him hard into a corner! Hook falls and the former JAS soak up the heat. Menard stomps Hook, sucker punches Cassidy, then stomps Hook more! Menard drags Hook up to whip him hard into the ex-JAS corner. Tag to Parker, they stomp away on Hook, then soak up more heat. Parker scuffs Hook at the ropes, mocks Cassidy’s “devastating” kicks, then stands Hook up. Parker whips, then DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hook hangs in there but Parker drags him up and reels him in. But Hook back drops him away!
parker hurries to drag Hook over and tags in Menard. Menard stomps Hook, kicks him around, then drags him up. Hook throws body shots, but Menard whips him hard into another corner! Menard drags Hook up again, CHOPS him against the ropes, then talks some trash. Menard CHOPS again, fires haymakers, but Hook hits back! And again! And again! But Menard SMACKS Hook down! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Menard & Parker double whip Hook, but Hook ducks the double clotheslines to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up as Hook hurries over, hot tag to Cassidy! New York goes nuts as Cassidy bumps Parker off buckles, bumps Menard off buckles, then repeat! Cassidy climbs up, takes aim, but both Menard & Parker turn around! So Cassidy hops down, to put his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dodges double clotheslines to then DOUBLE SHOTGUN! And kip up! Cassidy builds speed to then DIVE onto Hager! Payback on Big Hurt! Cassidy runs in, tilt-o-whirls but Menard blocks! Parker joins in, but Hook saves Cassidy from the double suplex!
Hook CLUBS Parker & Menard, helps Cassidy, but then Anna CLUBS #OrangeHook! Anna adds on, but then so does Kris! Kris & OrangeHook TRIPLE SUPLEX the ex-JAS!! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! ORANGE- NO, Parker gets under! Feed to the drop toehold, BOOYAH ELBOW! Cassidy gets a taste, but Hook hits a T-BONE on Parker! And a T-BONE on Menard! Fans fire up again as Hook T-BONES Parker onto Menard! Anna is furious, but the ref has to keep her back! Hager gets up to CLOBBER Hook!! Fans boo but Cassidy hits an ORANGE PUNCH on Hager!! Anna is still distracting, then she jumps on Cassidy! QUEENSLAYER!
But Kris pries Anna off Cassidy into an Electric Chair Lift! Anna freaks out, Cassidy intercepts Parker to feed to Hook’s REDRUM!! Kris SLAMS Anna down! Menard falls, ORANGE PUNCH for Parker!! Cover on Parker, OrangeHook & Kris win!
Winners: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook, by pinfall
A great win for the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed! Will this momentum carry them all through into WrestleDream?
It’s an all new QTV.
Harley Cameron asks if they wanna see her impersonation of a hot dog. Uh, sure. Harley just goes rigid. Huh. What does Joe Blow think? Uh- Johnny TV springs on the scene and says they must’ve had a great time in Montreal. Wait, Solo wasn’t invited to that. Oh, uh, that sucks. But let’s rrrroll the footage! Harley says this is awkward, but that only works when she asks for it. “RRRRRRROLL~ the footage, gov’nah!” Footage rolls of QT Marshall defending his title in Lutte Academie, the French Canadian wrestling indie. QT pounded that guy’s ass like a turkey! Oh, hey, nice sunglasses, Solo! Remember the handshake? Hecc yeah!
They do the shake, blast off, and then QT texts! He needs a tag partner for next week! Someone with fresh breath, long hair, and has known for a long time. Someone he can trust not matter what. Solo says that’s him! It has to be! No, bro, that’s Johnny! Gotta go, see you next week. Awkward… But will the combined powers of QT & Johnny be unstoppable?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says that after Dynamite, this guy has a lot to answer for. Though, we already knew he was a snake in the grass. Ladies and gentlemen… Don Callis. Fans boo as the patriarch of the Don Callis Family walks out with “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita and goes to the ring. Schiavone has to admit, Callis is many times a step ahead, and he is eating up how the fans all around the world just HATE him! Schiavone says Callis deserves all of it. Callis takes the mic and fans boo as he says just wants to say… “A few weeks ago, the wrestling world was abuzz! The wrestsling world was abuzz at my so-called pursuit of Chris Jericho.
“I didn’t end up with Jericho, but I ended up with the man I really wanted, the newest member of the Don Callis Family… SAMMY! GUEVARAAA~!” The fallen Spanish God makes his way out now, dressed to impress. Fans boo more as Sammy joins his “family” in the ring. Sammy soaks up all the heat, but Schiavone asks, “You actually call this man family?” Sammy says he can’t hear Schiavone, but that might be from all the booing. Sammy tells Don, “Believe it or not, I hated you. I hated you for a long time.
“I hated you almost as much as they hated you. And it’s because this whole time, I thought you were trying to rip apart my family. But really, you were just trying to show me I never really had one. Until now!” They hug and fans boo more. Sammy says why did he betray Jericho on Wednesday? The reason is because for the past four years, he has been holding Sammy back! Jericho has taken Sammy for granted, just like all the fans have! Fans boo more but Sammy says yeah, yeah, yeah. Last year, it was “F YOU SAMMY!” Earlier this year, it was “LET’S GO, SAMMY!” Well Sammy is done with such fickleness! He doesn’t need the fans!
Sammy is done trying to earn the fans’ love. He has a hot, hot wife, a beautiful baby girl and a fat bank account! Fans boo Sammy but Sammy says Jericho is DEAD to him, and never wants to see him again! But wait! Judas plays and fans fire up! Jericho is here, and he rushes the DCF! Jericho DECKS Konosuke, ROCKS Sammy, fires off on Konosuke again to TOSS him out, then he ROCKS Sammy! Sammy scurries away but Callis CLUBS Jericho! Jericho scowls at Callis and fans say Callis F’d up now! But Konosuke returns to SMACK Jericho with a chair! And again! And again! And again!!
Fans boo but then Sammy has Konosuke stop. Because Sammy takes the chair to SMACK Jericho now! And again! And again!! Sammy unleashes that resentment and rage! Konosuke drags Jericho up, Sammy helps, and Callis tells Jericho this is what he gets! Callis throws punches, but hurts his own hand! So he brings out the SCREWDRIVER!! Fans freak out, but here comes KENNY OMEGA!! The Cleaner is back, with a metal pipe!! Omega runs the DCF off and fans are thunderous! Jericho staggers up to his feet and he bumps into Kenny. Both men are on guard, but upon seeing who it is, Jericho cools off.
Omega drops the pipe, and he nods before leaving. Will Omega and Jericho see that the enemy of their enemy is truly a friend in the fight against the treacherous, disgusting and conniving Don Callis?
Rampage returns as Alex Marvez finds Kenny Omega.
Marvez says Omega and Jericho, in the same ring together, working together against Don Callis! Kenny stomps Marvez there. Do they really think Kenny did any of that for Jericho? That he cares about Jericho? This is bigger than Jericho! This is about Kenny taking care of Callis. But then Jericho walks over. Jericho tells Kenny that he says this once: he appreciates Kenny making that save, but he also knows the reason it happened. Just as Kenny was saying, this is not about them becoming friends. This entire company was based on the Omega VS Jericho rivalry. But now, something that Callis never thought would happen: Jericho and Omega are UNITED in taking Callis out!
The match Callis put together in Tokyo, it is now a nightmare come to life. And as far as Sammy goes, he is the real Judas. But so Jericho suggests they team up for real and take out the Don Callis Family, at WrestleDream! Omega tells Callis that he stabbed Omega in the back, betrayed his best friend in Jericho, and threatened someone Kenny loves in Kota Ibushi. That scar on Callis’ head that he blames on Omega, after they’re done with him, Callis will look like Freddy Krueger. WrestleDream, October 1st, will become a Wrestle Nightmare. DCF VS Jericho, Omega and Ibushi! Who you got?! They’ll be waiting.
ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom!
All teams with history in ROH, all teams with history with the tag titles, but only one team gets to go on to their WrestleDream against MJF & Adam Cole. Will Matt & Jeff DELETE the competition? Will Dutch & Vincent bring about an Autumn Sunset? Will Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta get a shot at finally becoming champions? Or will Mike Bennett & Matt Taven go after the men that (emotionally) hurt Roderick Strong?
In this Fatal 4 Way, only two teams are legal at a time, so the ref calls for them to sort things out. But then tensions build between old rivals in Best Friends and The Kingdom, as well as new rivals in The Hardys and The Righteous. The ref can sense where this is going, and he rings the bell right as the brawl begins! Taven has Trent, Mike has Chuck, Dutch has Matt (Hardy) and Vinnie has Jeff! Then The Kingdom and Righteous put Best Friends and Hardys up top, fire off more hands with them, but then Best Friends and Hardys knock The Righteous and Kingdom down! Four corner V1! QUADRUPLE AX HANDLES!
The Hardys give thumbs up to Best Friends, and then Best Friends offer it. But the group hug is denied! Fans boo as The Hardys are sent outside, followed by Best Friends. Mike RAMS Chuck into railing, Dutch builds speed, but the KICK OF THE KING takes him down! Taven builds speed to FLY! He takes down The Righteous and Hardys! Trent gets in the ring and fans fire up! Trent builds speed, but Chuck stops him! They HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! The Best Friends then BLAST The Kingdom, and they DOUBLE TOPE to take everyone out! Fans are thunderous as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Best Friends put Taven in, Matt Hardy is after him, and he ROCKS Taven with a forearm. And another! Taven drops to a knee, Hardy bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” The ref counts, Hardy finishes up, and fans rally. Hardy drags Taven up, brings him around, tag to Jeff. The Hardys double whip, then double ELBOW, and then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Taven up, snapmares, and basement dropkicks! But then Chuck tags in off Jeff! Tag to Trent and Best Friends get Taven up. Forearm and SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Mike shouts at Trent but Trent keeps his focus on Taven.
Trent runs in at the corner to BACK ELBOW! Then Trent keeps moving, but Taven ducks and sends Trent out! Mike YANKS Trent down to BOSTON BAYONET! Mike mocks Jeff’s dance moves, but then backs off as the Hardys step to him. Taven then CLOBBERS Trent! Taven puts Trent in the ring, stalks him, and keeps him from Chuck. Trent anchors a leg, tags Mike, and Mike CLAWS Trent’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Mike again mocks Jeff. Mike drags Trent up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS him down! Mike then BOOTS Trent, stands him back up, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Trent hangs tough but Mike tags Taven.
The Kingdom gets Trent up, feed to a BOOT, then a FOREARM, then Taven goes up. Trent ducks and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits Mike! Taven panics, apologizes, and Rampage returns to single picture. The Kingdom keeps Trent from Chuck! Then they DECK Chuck! Trent BOOTS Mike, dodges Taven and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while Trent and Taven are down. Vinnie reaches out to tag off his old enemy, and Hardy tags off Trent. Hardy rallies on Vinnie, then hits a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, ONE!! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys whip Vinnie to BOOT, JAWBREAKER, and then NECKBREAKER! Jeff SPLASHES down, covers, TWO!
Jeff wrenches to CLUB Vinnie’s arm. Tag to Matt, they mug Vinnie, and then double whip. Dutch runs in but is sent into Vinnie! Matt sets up, Jeff runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt tags Jeff back in, and Jeff hits an atomic drop, then the leg splitting leg drop! Basement dropkick to add on! And an elbow drop! Cover, Dutch breaks it! Jeff kicks Dutch but no Twist yet! BOSS MAN SLAM! Taven ENZIGURIS Dutch! Vinnie ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Mike whips Vinnie but Vinnie BOOTS! Vinnie ROCKS Mike, feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Matt Hardy runs in but into a BOSS MAN SLAM!!
Chuck sneaks a tag off Jeff Hardy, Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Vinnie! Trent runs but Dutch catches him! Trent slips free of the Boss Man Slam to feed Dutch to a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Taven runs in to BOOT Trent! “That’s for Adam Cole, ya dummy!” But Taven turns around into a SUPERKICK from Chuck! Chuck drags Taven up, wrenches, but Mike stops Sole Food! Taven distracts the ref, Mike PUNCHES CHUCK IN THE WIENER!! Mike reels Chuck in, Taven goes up, HAIL MARY!! Cover, TRENT BREAKS IT! Fans fire up as Jeff tags in off Taven! Taven is furious but Jeff gives Chuck a TWIST OF FATE!
Jeff throws his shirt off! Jeff goes up a corner, but Vinnie tags in off Jeff! SWANTON BOMB on Chuck, but Dutch drags Jeff out! Vinnie SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships)
Fans don’t like it, but Vinnie snipes this one, and now he and Dutch will face MJF & Cole in Seattle! Will The Righteous expose the false friendship for what it is? Or will the brochachos continue to prove they are Better Than You Baybay?
Wait, Taven RAMS Trent into railing! He is furious that he and Mike lost! Mike CHOKES Chuck with a chair! Taven SMACKS Trent with a chair! They are violating their PSAs about neck health by endangering the neck health of Best Friends! Mike SMACKS Chuck off a chair! Fans boo while The Kingdom storms off, what will it take for the OGK to finally get back to the ROH World Tag titles?
Mike Santana speaks.
“Now it’s time for you to understand what this all truly means to me. Going away for this injury was the easy part. Handling what goes on in here (the heart) and up here (the mind) was the hard part. That was the true test. I spent 30 DAYS staring out a treatment center window, wondering just where my life went. And I realized I’ve survived way too damn much to just piss it all away. And here I am, for the world to see. And I’m hungrier than ever. Everybody is food. You get in between me and my money, I will put you down. You get in between me and feeding my daughter, I put you down.
“And realize this: Whether it’s here, whether it’s anywhere, I’m gonna get mine. If you don’t like it, you fight me or fire me! But you have two options: Either get down, or lay down.” There is a fire raging inside Mike Santana, will he use it to blaze a trail to the top of the mountain?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order!
While everyone loves the diss tracks and the scissor fingers and the bright colors, it would seem Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver would have us believe Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass are the bad guys in all this. But if they’re the heroes of this story, does that mean the Dark Order will prevail? Or will they fail to end the Scissoring World Tour?
But speaking of a diss track…! “Acclaimed on the mic, and it sounds so pretty. Damn it feels good to be in New York City! Oh my God, the Dark Order! The number one cure for a sleep disorder! The group is smaller than I remember. Now we gotta fight against the three worst members! And we beat you down proper. Have all y’all laid up like Aaron Rodgers.” Ouch… But Bowens takes the mic to shout, “NEW YOOORK CITAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! But will those scissors cut down The Dark Order before they ever rebuild?
The trios sort out and Caster starts against Reynolds. The fans rally up and sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Caster and Reynolds circle, tie up, and go around. Reynolds waistlocks, throws Caster down, then pulls on an ear to get a headlock. Caster fights up, throws body shots, and then headlocks back. Reynolds powers up and out, but Caster runs him over! Caster says “SUCK IT!” then runs, but Reynolds hurdles. Caster BACKHANDS Reynolds! And says “SUCK IT!” again! Reynolds runs in, but into an arm-drag! Caster keeps on the armlock but Reynolds fights up. Reynolds puts Caster in the corner and Silver tags in.
Uno pulls Caster’s hair to keep him in the corner, the reprimands, but Silver & Reynolds mug Caster! The ref counts, Silver lets off to say “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” But Caster fights back and RAMS Silver into the corner! Tag to Bowens and he kicks Silver. Silver shoves Bowens but Bowens fires off haymaker after haymaker after haymaker! Self-scissor and Bowens DECKS Silver! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Billy, he and Bowens double whip to double ELBOW! They wind up, and scissor before the ELBOW DROP! Billy then scoops to SLAM Silver! Tag to Caster, they hold Silver open as Bowens goes up!
SCISSOR ME- NO, Reynolds HOTSHOTS Bowens down! Uno DECKS Billy, BOOTS Caster, and then Reynolds RAMS Bowens into railing! Uno drags Billy out to POST him! Silver STRADDLE ATTACKS then GERMAN SUPLEXES Caster! Bridging cover, TWO! The Dark Order regroup, to mock the scissor fingers! Fans boo but Silver looms over Caster. Silver bumps Caster off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Silver tags Reynolds, they mug Caster, then Reynolds brings Caster around for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Caster hangs tough but Reynolds grinds his forearm into Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Reynolds lets off at 4, then he tags Uno. Reynolds bumps Caster of Uno’s boot, then Uno CHOPS Caster! Uno scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Uno argues with the ref, but then drags Caster back up. Uno brings Caster around, but Caster fights his way towards his corner! Caster reaches out but Uno turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Uno drags Caster up as Rampage returns to single picture, and bumps him off more buckles.
Uno tags Silver, and Silver snapmares Caster. Silver KICKS Caster in the chest! Silver taunts Bowens & Billy, but backs off to then drag Caster up. Silver KICKS Caster down, then he taunts Bowens & Billy again. Silver stands Caster up but Caster throws hands! But Silver gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Caster ends up in the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno stomps a mudhole into Caster, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno gets in the ref’s face, and that allows Silver to CHOKE Caster! Fans boo but Uno drags Caster up. Fans rally but Reynolds tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster. Silver says Dark Order freakin’ rules!
Reynolds CLUBS Caster, stands on his face, and says the Dark Order claw is a real hand sign! Reynolds stomps Caster, drags him up, and then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Uno, and Uno CHOPS Caster! Tag back to Reynolds, and Uno keeps Caster stuck so Reynolds can run and ELBOW! Uno SPLASHES, then short arm LARIATS! Reynolds covers, TWO! Fans rally for Caster as he crawls, but Reynolds intercepts to scissor finger with him! Then Reynolds sucker punches Bowens! The ref keeps Billy back, but then Caster back drops! Reynolds sunset flips but Caster sits on it, TWO! Reynolds hurries up, but Caster hot tags Billy!
Fans fire up as Daddy Ass starts whooping some ass! Billy TOSSES Uno, TOSSES Silver, then back drops Reynolds! Fans fire up more as Billy says “SUCK IT!” FAMOU- NO, Reynolds sips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Billy drops to a knee and Reynolds shouts “Suck this, Billy!” Reynolds runs, but into a LARIAT! Tag to Bowens! Bowens drags Reynolds but Reynolds cradle counters! TWO!! Reynold swings but Bowens spins him for the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Reynolds down! Fans fire up as Bowens tags Caster. The ARRIVAL, and then the MIC DROP! Cover, Silver shoves Bowens down to break it!
Silver BOOTS Bowens out, distracts the ref with the arguing, and Uno has a title belt! Uno aims, BELT SHOT on Caster!! Uno gets away with the evidence, Reynolds covers, TWO?!?! Caster survives and Uno is furious! But Billy CLOBBERS Uno! Silver CANNONBALLS Billy! Reynolds hauls Caster up, he and Silver start up the WOMBO COMBO! But Caste turns Stunner into FAMOUSER! Bowens POSTS Silver, crotch first! Bowens tags in and the Acclaimed get Reynolds up! Double trophy lift, into an ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Dark Order showed their true colors with trying to cheat this one, and the Scissor World Tour continues! But will Uno, Reynolds & Silver try again? Or will Caster, Bowen s& Daddy Ass move on to bigger and better?
Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King!
Chicago Skye got a great Six Woman Tag win last night in ROH, but now she is back to fighting for herself. Will she be able to shine in the darkness? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up as the hats come off, and then the two slowly circle. They approach but Julia dodges. Julia smirks but Skye rolls her eyes. They reset and Julia offers a handshake. Skye is wary, but she still accepts. And then Julia reels Skye in to whisper something to Skye? Skye gets mad but Julia SLAPS her first! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Julia shoves Skye. Skye blocks a kick to KNEE Julia! Skye runs up to reel Julia in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Skye drags Julia up and fireman’s carries, but Julia fights free to waistlock. They go to ropes but Skye turns O’Conner into a crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Skye hurries to smack Julia off buckles! Skye swaggers, runs corner to corner, but Julia trips her into buckles! And throws her down by her hair! Julia kicks Skye around, then rains down fists! Fans boo but Julia scowls, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Julia stomps Skye around, CLUBS her down, then CLUBS her again! Julia clamps on a chinlock and she stretches Skye back. Skye endures, reaches out, so Julia throws her down. Julia stomps Skye, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Julia SLAPS Skye, then CHOPS her! Skye flounders along the ropes but Julia brings her up to whip and CLOBBER her! Julia paces around while Skye writhes. Julia drags Skye up, CLUBS her, then stomps her down. Julia scuffs Skye around, drags her up and SLAPS her again! Skye flounders to a corner, but Julia fires off forearms! Julia digs her boots in but lets off as the ref counts.
Skye sputters but Julia stands her up. Julia whips Skye corner to corner hard, then runs in, only to get buckles! Skye schoolgirl bridges, TWO! Julia KICKS Skye down! And CLUBS her! Julia chinlocks to grind Skye down to the mat, but Skye endures as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Skye SLAPS Julia! Julia SLAPS back! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up with Skye, then she whips. Julia holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! Snapmare and then SUPER- NO, Julia blocks the kick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Julia hangs tough but fans rally up. Skye goes to the corner and she climbs up. Julia staggers, and she trips Skye! Julia goes up to throw hands but Skye hits back! Julia CLUBS Skye but Skye ROCKS Julia! Julia sits on the ropes but she fights with forearms! Skye ROCKS Julia again and Julia leans way back! But Julia sits up, SPIDER SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up as Julia hangs upside-down like a bat! Then she hops down to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Julia grows frustrated but Brody says to end this! But Skye covers! TWO, Julia has the ghost pin, TWO! Skye full nelsons but Julia powers out to ROCK Skye! And SUPERKICK! Julia runs to BLINDSIDER! “The House always wins.” HARTLESS!! Skye taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
Julia is undefeated on the year, but she isn’t done! She puts Skye back into HARTLESS!! Skye taps more, the ref reprimands, but Julia makes her suffer! Wait! Here comes Willow Nightingale! The Babe with the Power is Skye’s friend, and she makes the save! Julia scurries away to hide behind Brody. Julia wags her finger and has a sinister little smile. Is the Lady of the House going to target the 2023 Queen of Harts?
Bullet Club Gold speaks.
Colten Gunn busts out the Espanol, bringing up how tomorrow night on Collision, Jay White is going to wrestle Andrade. Austin says you gotta roll those R’s more. It’s “Andrrrade El Idolo~!” Juice shows off his “rrrrrr~~” and then Jay White walks over. He loves it when you get Juice purring. But no, boys, it is Andrrrade El Iiidolooo~! Oooh~! But see, the thing is, White is familiar with Andrade. A world class athlete who has traveled the world over. But White knows Andrade. They met in 2015 in Japan. Andrade didn’t know White, probably doesn’t even remember, but why would he?
But Andrade knows him now as The Switchblade, Jay White. The WORLD knows Jay White, just like the world knows the Bang Bang Gang, Bullet Club Gold, #TopShelfGunns! And Andrade El Idolo, you want the world to know your name and ask for his name in the same breath as White’s. Well lucky for Andrade, tomorrow night on Collision, Michigan will know your name when Jay White BEATS Andrrrade El Idolo~! And then his moment in the spotlight ends with two words: ARMAS ARRRRRIBAAAA!! BCG is guaranteeing a “GOALLLL~!” but will they be the ones learning a thing or two?
Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson w/ The Iron Savages!
We’ve heard the story and we’ve heard the warnings, but time to see it in action! Will the Bronx Boricua Badass burn down his beefy ‘n’ bulky opponent?
The bell rings and fans rally up as Santana circles with Bronson. Santana gets on the corner to soak up all the energy coming from the crowd. Then he ties up with Bronson, they go around, and Bronson puts Santana in a corner. Santana turns it around, the ref counts and Santana lets off, but Bronson ROCKS him! Bronson then storms up to fire off hands! Bronson bumps Santana off buckles, fires off haymakers, but the ref counts. Bronson says he’s gonna BUST~! But Santana CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bronson kicks low, runs, but Santana BOOTS him! Santana waistlocks, Bronson switches but Santana bucks the O’Conner to roll and CUTTER!
Fans fire up and Santana aims from a corner now. Bronson stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT! Santana is all fired up and the fans are with him! Bronson bails out but Santana DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bronson! Fans are thunderous as Santana puts Bronson in the ring. Santana goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Santana drags Bronson up, reels him in, and he underhooks to Canadian Rack, GUTBUSTER! Cover, Santana wins!
Winner: Mike Santana, by pinfall
A victorious return, but wait! Ortiz is on stage? Proud ‘n’ Powerful have parted ways, but now these two stand face to face. Ortiz says if Santana’s ready to talk, he’s ready to listen. Santana just walks past Ortiz so Ortiz says okay, if that’s how it is… Will PNP ever be a team again? Will they even reunite as friends?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, Swerve’s Mogul Embassy, and Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks now come to a head as the ROH Six Man Championships hang in the balance. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their reign of terror? Or will Matt, Nick & The Cowboy have these belts for a second time?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly the elite trio!
The Code of Honor is upheld as this is an ROH sanctioned bout. Then the Embassy attacks! The Gates of Agony go after The Bucks while Cage is after Page! Kaun whips Matt and Liona whips Nick but the Bucks hold ropes! The Gates rush in but the Bucks dump them out! Fans fire up as the Bucks DOUBLE PLANHA and bring the Gates down! Hangman fires back on Cage with haymakers, then a ROLLING ELBOW into the DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up as the Bucks slide and anchor Kaun, and then Hangman BOOTS Kaun down! The Bucks catch Kaun, bring him around to drape him out, and Hangman remembers this one!
Fans fire up as Hangman goes to the apron, to DRAPING SHOOTING STAR! Fans are thunderous and even Hangman is surprised he pulled it off. Nick PENALTY KCIKS Liona, RAMS into Cage, then slingshots to FACEBUSTER! Then cartwheel MOONSAULT for LIona! Slingshot DESTROYER for Cage! Matt is up top, to MACHO ELBOW! Fans are thunderous as The Hung Bucks get in together. They sit Cage up, B T E- “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul himself is here! Hangman snarls at Swerve but Swerve and his fur coat stay on stage. Nana does his dance, though!
Hangman steps out to the ramp to stare Swerve down but Swerve just blows him a kiss. The Gates CLOBBER The Bucks! Kaun & Lona get Matt up, Cage coordinates with them, ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! Liona TOSSES Hangman out, then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Nick! The Gates fires each other up, then Kaun whips Liona in. Matt ELBOWS Liona away! Kaun runs in but into a BOOT! Matt goes up but Kaun kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and then an ELBOW DROP from Liona! The Embassy roars while the fans boo, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Kaun tags in to drag Matt up and ROCKS him in a corner! And CHOP! Kaun stalks Matt as he staggers away, then tags in Liona. The Gates mug Matt, Liona stomps a mudhole in then digs his foot into Matt’s throat! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and then Liona hauls Matt up to scoop. Liona puts Matt on ropes to throw KNEE after KNEE! The ref counts, Liona just fires off more and more, but he lets off at 4. Tag to Cage, Liona stomps Matt and then Cage drags him up. Cage bumps Matt off buckles, then UPPERCUTS! Matt hits back but Cage ROCKS him! Cage whips corner to corner, Matt bounces off buckles and into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cage drags Matt up, shoves him and ROCKS him in the back! Tag to Kaun, he shoves and ROCKS Matt in the back! Tag to Liona and the mugging continues! They stomp and stomp until Matt falls out of the ring! Liona tags Cage back in and Cage fetches Matt. Cage whips Matt hard into railing! Cage soaks up the heat, “Who betta!?” Cage puts Matt back in the ring, covers, TWO! Cage drags Matt into a chinlock and grinds him down. Matt endures, fights up, and throws body shots. But Cage KNEES Matt low! Cage then BLASTS Nick off the apron! The ref reprimands but Matt fights his way out of the Embassy corner!
Cage runs in but Matt sends him into Kaun, knocking Kaun off the apron! Cage keeps Matt from Hangman but Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! But Cage SPLASHES Matt in the corner! Cage hoists Matt up top, CLUBS him on the back, then climbs up after Matt. Cage again soaks up heat, but Matt fires punches and elbows in return! Rampage returns to single picture, Matt knocks Cage down! Cage is in the drop zone, fans rally up and Matt adjusts, to CROSSBODY The Gates! Matt then hurries in, dodges Cage, tag to Hangman! The Cowboy rallies on The Machine with haymakers! The fans fire up as Hangman whips but Cage reverses.
Hangman slides under, BOOTS, but Cage reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Hangman lands on his feet! Nana is freaking out but Kaun grabs Hangman! Cage runs in but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman ROCKS Kaun, then triangle jump LARIATS Kaun down! Hangman keeps moving, and he triangle jump MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Cage hangs tough but fans rally with Hangman. Hangman goes to the apron, but the Gates anchor him! So the Bucks DOUBLE DIVE to take the Gates out! Hangman slingshots, but Cage catches him in Alabama position! WATER WHEEL DROP!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous but Cage hauls Hangman up. Swerve is still stoic on the ramp, but Cage puts Hangman on the top rope. Cage goes up but fans rally for Cowboy Shid! Cage fireman’s carries, but Hangman flips it to a SUPER STEINER!! Cage staggers up, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kaun runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona stays standing, and he roars, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Liona tumbles out, Matt gets Kaun up! The Bucks coordinate but Matt’s back holds him back. So Hangman scoops Kaun, Nick springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage deadlifts Nick to a fireman’s carry!
Kaun turns things around on Hangman to have a fireman’s carry, and then Liona returns to fireman’s carry Matt! The Embassy coordinate, SAMOAN DROP, AIR RAID CRASH and an F5 all at the same time!! Cover on Hangman, TWO?!? Hangman is still in this and fans are thunderous! The Embassy argues with the ref but Nana says to focus. The Embassy regroups, and Cage whips Kaun in to SPLASH! Liona sends Cage in to UPPERCUT! Kaun sends Liona in to clothesline! feed to Kaun’s full nelson, Cage picks Hangman up and Liona is up top, HAMMOCK SPLASH BOMB!! Cover, Nick SUPERKICKS it apart!!
The Gates swarm Nick and beat him down! They get him up, Cage coordinates with them again, but Nick flips up and out of the rock-a-bye! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage while Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! Kaun gets a SUPERKICK! The Gates stay up!? They DOUBLE LARIAT The Bucks! But Hangman DOUBLE BUCK SHOTS The Gates!! Cage swings, misses, Hangman Alabama Lifts to DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives but Hangman doesn’t worry, he just reloads on the apron. But Swerve is approaching. Hangman slingshots, Cage dodges, and Swerve is now face to face with Hangman. Hangman turns around into a DISCUS!!
Cage gets Hangman up, DRILL- VICTORY ROLL!! THE HUNG BUCKS WIN!!!
Winners: The Hung Bucks, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The Elite wins big, but Hangman goes right back to glaring at Swerve! Pyro goes off to celebrate The Hung Bucks becoming TWO-TIME Six Man Tag Team Champions, having ended one of the most dominant trios in either AEW or ROH! But this doesn’t change what is coming. Hangman and Swerve will put pen to paper on Wednesday to make their WrestleDream match official. Will Swerve’s House have something waiting for the Cowboy in Colorado?
A great two hours for Rampage here, though I am not going to advocate for this being a regular thing. Great opening tag from Darby & Sting VS Christian & Luchasaurus, and I like that Nick Wayne costs Christian this match. Darby taking on Christian and Luchasaurus in that TNT Championship Triple Threat which will really is a handicap match could also be a way to hand the feud off to where Christian has matches with Nick Wayne over this “Your dad is dead, I will be a better dad” gimmick. Now I don’t know if that means Darby wins the title or not, but it feels more likely he loses since Christian and Luchasaurus are going to work together.
Great Mixed Six but of course Kris & OrangeHook win. This was the first outing of Cassidy & Hook as a team, so they weren’t going to lose, and certainly not to the former Jericho Appreciation Society. And while Hook is FTW Champion, this does feel like they’ll eventually make it to some tag title match so that Cassidy can add to his resume. Great Fatal 4 Tag, but The Righteous winning was a big surprise to me. I thought WrestleDream would be when they pull the trigger on The Kingdom VS MJF & Cole and that pushes things towards a brochacho break-up. Seems not, they might be saving that for Full Gear in LA. And Kingdom might bide their time with a feud with Best Friends.
Good promo from Callis and Sammy, and really good stuff with Jericho going after them all, and then Kenny making the save. I was a little confused as to where Kota Ibushi was supposed to come into this until Jericho made the challenge of a Six Man Tag a la All In London. But at the same time, it prompts the Don Callis Family to grow, as it should, and maybe Callis keeps it a surprise until WrestleDream. Really good promo from Mike Santana before he of course beat Bronson, and I really like that Ortiz appeared. People have been wondering how much shoot and how much work we’re seeing in their social media exchanges, but I would think this hints at it being more a worked shoot, playing off the tension that has perhaps already been resolved.
Really good AEW Trios title match, with Dark Order looking good in their new gear, white with purple highlights. But I figured The Acclaimed would retain, they’re not losing on TV. Good match from Skye VS Julia, and Julia winning was only a slight surprise given all the momentum Skye’s been building. But Willow making the save was good stuff, and I really do think we need someone to be feuding with Willow over her winning the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Should’ve been doing that the whole time, but whether it’s AEW or ROH, Tony Khan’s got the book and we’ve all talked about those issues.
And a great main event for the ROH World Six Man titles, but with how fast and furious the Hung Bucks were going at the start of the match, I really thought they were losing. Swerve showed up, he could’ve easily screwed Hung Bucks over, but he was putting it on Hangman to mess things up and that actually cost The Mogul Embassy. I was talking this whole time about how that kinda buries ROH, and unless The Hung Bucks show up on like next week’s ROH episode, I still hold to that. Adam Cole & MJF haven’t been on ROH TV even though they’re the tag champs, so it just makes ROH seem like an afterthought despite them constantly using the various ROH champions on AEW programming. And if The Hung Bucks beat the near unbeatable Embassy, who is even going to beat the Bucks without cheating so, so hard?
My Score: 8.9/10
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