Who will be the AEW World Tag Team Champions?
Even though #Y2MJF have their shot at Revolution, the Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz could already take the AEW World Tag titles tonight as they challenge the Young Bucks!
- Hangman Page & Matt Hardy VS The Hybrid2; Hangman & Hardy win.
- AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Opening Round: Serena Deeb VS Riho; Riho wins and advances.
- Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Luther w/ Serpentico; Cassidy wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle; The Young Bucks win, retain the titles, and will defend the titles against #Y2MJF at AEW Revolution.
- FTR VS The Sydal Brothers; FTR wins.
- Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston & The Fam VS Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake; Moxley, Fenix & Archer win.
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Hangman Page & Matt Hardy VS The Hybrid2!
The Cowboy didn’t want to be part of Big Money Matt’s party, but he still signed a contract. It wasn’t the one Hardy handed him, but the contract was put on record. The fine print aside, will the combination of Hangman & Hardy cash in big against Jack Evans & Angelico?
But while the teams are sorting out, TH2 attack! Angelico stomps Hangman, Evans throws Hardy out, and fans boo as Angelico throws JABS! TH2 double whip Hangman, but he breaks the clothesline to run Angelico over! Hangman snap suplexes Evans onto Angelico and fans fire up! Hangman CHOPS Evans at ropes, drags him over and tags in Hardy. Hardy hops up to drop ax handles into Evans’ ribs! Hardy drags Evans up, throws more elbows, then turns Evans for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Hardy keeps on Evans, tags in Hangman, and Hardy whips Evans to elbow him down! Hangman standing shooting stars and covers, TWO!
Hangman keeps Evans from his corner to tag Hardy back in. Hardy and Hangman double suplex, then Hardy fires up as he calls for the Twist! Angelico gets in but Hardy DECKS him! Hardy dodges Evans, Evans hops up and Hardy CLUBS him! Angelico tags in as Hardy brings Evans out for RAZOR’S EDGE! Hardy covers Evans but Angelico is legal, and Angelico KICKS Hardy in the back! Angelico DECKS Hangman, drags Hardy up and bumps him off buckles. Angelico throws jabs and stomps, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico tags Evans, TH2 coordinate to back suplex DOUBLE STOMP! Evans DECKS Hangman then covers Hardy, TWO!
Evans drags Hardy up and clubs him down, to then tag in Angelico. TH2 mugs Hardy, Hardy hits back and fans rally up. Hardy runs, Evans traps him at the ropes, Hangman protests as Hardy fights TH2 off, but Evans kicks and hotshots Hardy into Angelico’s roll up! TWO!! Angelico shifts around and floats to a facelock. Hardy fights up, Angelico brings him around and tags Evans. TH2 mugs Hardy, Evans brings him around and bumps him off buckles. Evans whips corner to corner, handsprings in but into a kick from Hardy! Hardy runs, gets Evans in a SIDE EFFECT! Both men are down, fans fire up and Hardy heads for his corner! Hot tags to Hangman and Angelico!
Hangman rallies on TH2 with big haymakers! Hangman whips Angelico, Angelico reverses but Hangman avoids the boot to POP-UP BOMB! Fans fire up with Hangman as he runs corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman rolls Angelico, then TRIANGLE LARIATS Evans! Angelico runs but into a scoop, FALL AWAY SLAM! PLANCHA for Evans, but Angelico boots Hangman! Angelico reels Hangman in but Hangman suplexes Angelico first! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps his focus and he drags Angelico up to a fireman’s carry. Angelico slips off, Evans tags in, and Angelico boots Hangman. Angelico runs into another POP-UP BOMB! Evans is up top, he leaps, but Hangman POWERBOMBS Evans onto Angelico!
Hangman says he’s going to finish this and he throws off the elbow pad. Hangman goes to the apron but Hardy tags in! Hardy takes over, TWIST OF- No, Evans shoves Hardy into Hangman! Angelico gets Evans out of the way to catch Hardy! Evans adds on, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER, to a COMPLETE SHOT! Evans goes up top for a PHOENIX SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Evans didn’t get all of that splash so Hardy survives! Tag to Angelico, Angelico helps Evans with the STANDING 450, but Hardy moves! DOUBLE BARREL BUCK SHOT for TH2! Fans fire up and chant “DELETE! DELETE!” with Hardy as Angelico staggers up, into the TWIST OF FATE! Cover, Hangman & Hardy win!
Winners: Hangman Page & Matt Hardy, by pinfall
That was a bit harrier than their first time together, but Hardy and Hangman are 2-0! Is this the beginning of a beautiful partnership?
Hardy gets a mic to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Hangman Adam Page!” How great does he look? Like a million bucks! No, a BILLION bucks! Hardy is excited because Hangman is going to make a LOT of money! That means Hardy makes 30% of a LOT of money! Hangman made the right decision, Hardy is proud and happy that Hangman signed with him! Hangman borrows the mic to say Hardy probably didn’t pay attention at the bar. But Hangman had some good friends once tell him, “Always keep an extra set of papers rolled up in your jacket.” Hangman pulled a Brodie Lee?!
Hardy realizes he didn’t read the contract Hangman signed. So now let’s get a legal team to let us know just what was in that contract! Jackson Duvall comes out and Hardy is okay if Hangman added some pork. Jackson gives Hardy the contract and Hardy looks it over. Wait, wait, wait. This isn’t a talent representative contract. This is a match contract for AEW REVOLUTION!! Hangman VS Hardy 1v1?! And if Hardy loses, Hangman gets 100% of HARDY’S earnings for the first quarter of 2021?! What the heck, you carny!? You bamboozled him!! Well okay Hardy was doing similar to Hangman.
But if that’s how it is, then Hangman being an honorable man needs to put something of equal value on the line! If Hardy wins, he gets 100% of Hangman’s earnings from this first quarter! Hangman didn’t see that coming. But Hangman thinks they might have themselves a big money match. They shake on it, but Hardy says Hangman’s finished. Jackson attacks Hangman?! Why?! Because it was ISIAH KASSIDY in the costume! And Hardy offers TH2 $3700 (a rather odd sum) if they kick Hangman’s ass! Kassidy and TH2 rain down fists and stomps on Hangman! But here comes the DARK ORDER!!
Negative One rallies the troops while Alex Reynolds & John Silver run off Kassidy and beat up TH2! Numbers 5, 10, Evil Uno & Stu, and even Cabana, get Hardy and his henchmen to leave the ring! Fans are fired up as Cabana even uses a shoe to beat Angelico! Alan Angels glares at Hardy and fires off haymakers! Hardy throws Angels away, Hangman slingshots in! Hardy narrowly avoids the Buck Shot and gets away with Kassidy! Hangman looks to his friends in the Dark Order, is he going to join them after all? Will Hangman cash in or bust against Big Money Matt at Revolution?
Backstage interview with The Inner Circle.
At least, the six men left, after Sammy Guevara quit. But Alex Marvez focuses on asking Santana & Ortiz about their first opportunity at THE AEW World Tag Team Championships since joining All Elite Wrestling 18 months ago. FINALLY, someone says it! 18 months, and Ortiz finally realized why that is: FEAR. Santana says it is fear within management, and within every tag team that has ever held those titles. “But guess what? The time for running is over! It’s time to pay y’all’s dues to the illest! And here we are to collect!”
MJF interjects to vent about last week. Sammy Guevara crossed the line with zero evidence! Because he thought MJF was trying to frame Sammy with a recording? What kind of a yutz do you take MJF for? Do you think MJF would secretly record you when there is always a camera on him? And yet, despite all these facts staring Sammy straight in his stupid, squinty little face, Sammy has yet to “nut up and apologize” like a man! Chris Jericho tells MJF to shut up about this already! They know what MJF was up to because everyone was watching week after week. MJF was goading Sammy and pushing him over the edge! Congratulations, it worked, Sammy left them. Good job, MJF, this is your fault.
But the majority of this is on Sammy. Damn right! Shut up, MJF. Jericho wanted MJF and Sammy to be in each other’s faces so they could make each other better. MJF figured that out, Sammy did not. And after bad choice after bad choice, the dumbest choice of all was quitting the Inner Circle. When you walk out on the Inner Circle, you walk out on Jericho, and for that reason, Sammy is DEAD to Jericho! Jericho never wants to hear that name again! But onto tonight! Santana & Ortiz will win those AEW Tag Team Championships and bring gold back to the Inner Circle! Let’s go win some championships! But will Proud ‘n’ Powerful win those titles only to defend them against #Y2MJF at Revolution?
AEW reviews the first round of the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament’s Japan Bracket!
Yuka Sakazaki, Emi Sakura, Ryo Mizunami and Aja Kong are all moving on to the Elite 8 after great matches with Rei Suruga, Veny, Maki Itoh & Rin Kadokura! Who of those four move on to the Final Four? Plus, two matches in the American Bracket happens on Monday as Tay Conti takes on Nyla Rose and Anna Jay takes on Britt Baker!
AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Opening Round: Serena Deeb VS Riho!
The NWA Women’s World Champion takes on the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion, in a match that could’ve easily been a bracket final! But in the end, only one can win! Who moves one step closer to challenging Hikaru Shida?
The bell rings and fans are excited to have Riho back after almost a year away. Riho and Deeb circle, tie up, and Deeb powers Riho back. Riho powers Deeb back but Deeb gets around to waistlock. Riho switches, Deeb pries free and switches back. Deeb throws Riho down but Riho slips around to facelock. Deeb fights up, facelocks Riho back, but Riho wrenches free to a hammerlock. Deeb switches to hammerlock, headlock and grind Riho down. Fans rally as Riho rolls Deeb to a cover, TWO! Deeb holds onto the headlock, Riho fights up and gets Deeb to a knee. Riho headlocks but Deeb powers out to send Riho to a corner. Fans rally and duel as the two reset.
Deeb calls for a test of strength, and Riho accepts to knuckle lock with body hands. They double knuckle lock, Deeb bends Riho back but Riho bridges to stay up. Deeb adds her weight but Riho stays up! Deeb tries again but Riho does not fall! Deeb brings Riho back up, reels her in and rolls to wrench and wrangle Riho down! Riho gets up, Deeb headlocks to hit a takeover, Riho headscissors but Deeb kips out. Deeb headlocks, Riho powers out but Deeb runs her over! Cover, ONE as Riho Matrix bridges out! Riho runs and dropkicks Deeb down and fans fire up! Riho brings Deeb up, whips, but Deeb reverses. Riho handsprings through and crossbodies! Cover, TWO!
Deeb hurries up but her knee is bothering her. Riho drop toeholds Deeb to ropes then builds speed, to 61- No! Deeb blocks the call, has the legs, and ROPE GUILLOTINES Riho down! Riho is on the apron, fans fire up and AEW goes picture in picture.
Deeb hobbles over to bring Riho up, brings her through the ropes and turns herm for a hotshot neckbreaker! Riho flops to the floor but Deeb goes to a corner! Deeb’s knee is a concern and the medic checks on her while the ref checks on Riho. Deeb’s knee seems good enough to still work in the match so Deeb hobbles over and fetches Riho. Deeb brings Riho up, puts Riho in, and covers, TWO! Riho still has life so Deeb drags her back up and throws a BIG EuroUpper! Riho wobbles, Deeb brings her around to EuroUpper again! Riho falls into a corner, Deeb hobbles over, and Deeb drags Riho up to reel in for a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Riho narrowly escapes but Deeb keeps on her.
Deeb reels Riho in, lifts and puts in the Gory Especial! Riho endures being bent back, Deeb makes it a cover, TWO!! Deeb grabs the arms and pulls Riho back down, TWO! Deeb tries again, TWO! Again, TWO as Riho bridges! Deeb throws Riho away in frustration, then drags her back up. Deeb throws elbows and AEW returns to single picture as she snapmares Riho down. Fans rally and duel, Deeb wraps Riho up in a straitjacket stretch and thrashes her around! Riho endures, fights up, and turns things around, only for Deeb to turn them back! Riho RAMS Deeb into buckles, Deeb holds on so Riho RAMS her in again. Riho is free, but Deeb comes back, only for Riho to get around!
Riho wants the full nelson, Deeb breaks free and runs, but Riho gets around, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Riho learned well from Kenny Omega and both women are down! Fans fire up, Riho and Deeb are stirring but the standing count is climbing. Riho sits up at 5, Deeb stands with help from the ropes, and Riho ROCKS her with forearms! Riho fires off in the corner but Deeb turns her around to EuroUpper over and over! Riho flops into buckles, Deeb drags her back up and wrenches to whip corner to corner. Riho boots back, runs and tilt-o-whirl headscissors! KNEE in the corner, snapmare to a cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and fans fire up again!
Riho keeps her cool as she drags Deeb back up. Riho reels Deeb in, Deeb blocks with a facelock! Deeb shifts to a suplex, but Riho lands out of it as Deeb’s knee gives up! Riho dropkicks Deeb down! Riho goes to a corner and fires up with the fans! Riho is up top, leaps, CROSBODY! But Deeb rolls through to drop an elbow on Riho’s leg! And then stomps away on it! Deeb drops another elbow, stomps the leg more, and then steps through, only for Riho to kick her away. Riho runs in but is sent into buckles, Deeb blocks the boot and puts that leg on the ropes to get the other, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Now things might be even as far as pain in the legs!
Deeb hobbles up and over as fans rally and duel. Deeb reels Riho in, and hits a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!?! Riho survives and fans chant, “This is Awesome!” Deeb drags Riho around, has the arm and hooks it, but Riho scrambles to go after Deeb’s leg! Deeb fights a takedown but Riho stands, to then ROCK Deeb with forearms! Deeb shoves Riho, but Riho drop toeholds her to ropes! Riho runs and dial sit up, 619!! Riho goes to the corner, climbs up as Deeb leans on those ropes, FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb’s back! Fans are thunderous as Riho rises again. Riho goes back to the corner, climbs back up, Deeb stands again and Riho CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!!
Deeb bails out of the ring but Riho hurries after. Fans fire up more as Riho fetches Deeb. Riho puts Deeb in, steps in, but into a DRAGON SCREW! Deeb reels Riho in, POWERBOMB! STRETCH MUFFLER! Riho endures as Deeb goes after that leg, and Riho hurries for ropes! Deeb drags her away, Riho drags Deeb into a cradle, TWO!! Deeb escapes, reels Riho in, Riho NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Riho goes back up top with Deeb in the drop zone, for FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb’s stomach! Cover, TWO!?!? Deeb survives Riho’s coup de grace and fans are thunderous again! Riho hurries up, runs from the corner, but Deeb dodges the knee!
Deeb rolls Riho, traps the arm, DEEB- No! No Deebtox, Riho fights and Deeb’s leg gives out! Riho trips Deeb, reels her in, EuroClutch!! TWO, into a body scissor clutch, TWO! Riho gives Deeb the Gedo Clutch, RIHO WINS!!
Winner: Riho, by pinfall (advances to the next round)
A truly stellar return for Riho, and she pins the NWA Women’s World Champion! Riho is heading back towards the AEW Women’s World title, but will she also have a shot at Deeb’s title in her back pocket?
AEW has footage of Jade Cargill’s training with Shaq.
This time she’s on the court, and using basketball skills to get her cardio and agility up. She even shows that she can shoot and lay it up with the best of them. Will she and Shaq be in shape to dunk on Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet?
Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Luther w/ Serpentico!
Freshly Squeezed crashed the Superbad wedding and liberated the Kentucky Gentleman all at once, and the Best Man wants to make him pay! Will Cassidy be able to focus on the Original Death Dealer knowing Miro is lurking?
AEW returns and Chaos Project have made their entrance. The bell rings, Cassidy takes his time taking off his jacket, but Luther shoves Chuck off the apron! Serpentico runs in to DIVE onto Chuck, then tosses him into the stage wall! Luther BOOTS Cassidy so hard, the sunglasses fly off! Luther drags Cassidy up for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Luther tears Cassidy’s Orange Cassidy shirt off to choke him with it! And then SWING HIM and TOSS him! The ref reprimands but Luther tells him to shut up! Luther brings Cassidy to the apron, but Cassidy slips out of the straddle to POWERBOMB Luther to the floor!
Fans are fired up for Cassidy but SNAKEMAN is lurking! Chuck gets in to give Serpentico an AWFUL WAFFLE! That had some extra butter and syrup on it! Chuck gets Serpentico out, Cassidy gets back in the ring and takes off the armband to carefully set it down. Luther gets in, and gets an ORANGE PUNCH! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
That was almost a tag match with Serpentico and Chuck getting involved, but either way, Cassidy wins big! Will he be more than ready to actually try against Miro?
Team Taz heads to the ring!
Taz leads his son, Hook, and The Machine, Brian Cage, to the ring then gets a mic. “Alright so, all week, all’s I’m seeing all week long on AEW social media is Sting is gonna call out Team Taz. That’s all I’m hearing!” But obviously Team Taz is down a few men because Sting’s stupid snow went down south! But hey, Taz says there’s no better time for Sting to come out and call them out! It’s only three, not five! Where you at, Stinger?! Ask and you shall receive, here comes the crow, the snow and the icon! Sting has his bat as he goes to the ring, and Taz has the music shut off.
Taz says Sting stepping in this ring is the worst thing he’s ever done. Sting needs that bat, because without it, he’s done! Darby Allin literally got dragged around in “FTW World,” and Sting needs back-up. Sting’s had that bat for years- Sting tosses the bat aside?! Sting throws off the jacket, too! Oh so he’s gonna be a badass! Sting throws the coat at Cage and fires off haymakers! Sting puts Cage in a corner and stomps away, but Hook uses Sting’s own baseball bat to choke Sting! Sting throws Hook off and JAMS him with the bat, but Cage mule kicks Sting! Cage reels Sting in, puts on out, and POWERBOMBS Sting!! Taz says he told Sting this would happen!
Will the Icon even be able to make it to Revolution? And if he does, will there be more than a baseball bat in his arsenal?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“This is for you people out there that don’t get it! I requested for this match!” Kingston wants tonight’s Six Man, “because there’s three demons I gotta deal with!” One: Lance Archer has been after Kingston since the Casino Battle Royal! They had a Lumberjack match, Archer won, but that doesn’t sit right. Two: Rey Fenix, “a waste of space,” who Kingston never wanted in The Fam! He only ever wanted Fenix’s brother, Pentagon. But then Fenix turns away from them, gets Penta to turn on Kingston, and he thinks he’s not gonna pay for that?!
And then there’s Moxley. An old friend. Moxley is the one Kingston needs to get rid of the most. Kingston can’t get rid of him with drinking, pills, women or whatever. He can only get rid of that demon by beating him up. Will Kingston exorcise his demons? Or will they drag him down and break him down to end tonight’s Dynamite?
AEW Media catches up with Kenny Omega and company.
The AEW World Champion is holding a copy of the Young Bucks’ auto-biography, and is telling a group of people that he feels “so blessed.” Don Callis and Michael Nakazawa are with him and are all smiles, until Alex Marvez walks in. That’s not okay, Marvez! A new low from AEW. Omega is talking to a kindergarten class as he offers to read them a story. This is about his two best friends, the Young Bucks. Do the kids know who they are? Yes, they’re the AEW World Tag Team Champions! And before they start, any questions? A boy asks if there are any pictures in the book. Well, uh, there’s one on the cover. Young Bucks, Killing the Business.
Another boy asks if the Bucks are in love. Well, uh, the cover kinda gives that appearance, doesn’t it? But the Bucks are brothers, so on that level, they love each other as family. Now to the story. Omega reads his favorite part. When Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega eventually wrestled in the Tokyo Dome on WrestleKingdom 12, “business went up drastically!” Does anyone know what “drastically” means? No. It means, “by a lot!” Like, a lot a lot. All because of Omega! They made a lot of money! Callis says time is running short, “Uncle Kenny” has to get going. Aw, so sorry! The kids cheer for Kenny and Omega likes that, but he wants them to cheer as young champions. Such a good class! Omega hopes to be back real soon!
On his way out, Omega asks his PR manager, Margaret, how they’re doing. They’re doing great! His numbers are way up! The humanitarian angle is working wonderfully. They’re finally getting that under 10 demographic they’ve been aiming for! Speaking of, one little boy wants to play with Omega. Callis says they can’t, Uncle Kenny’s gotta get going. But the kids can play with Uncle Nakazawa! YAY~! No, the kids don’t like Nakazawa! They want Omega! One kid even kicks Nakazawa in the shin! The kids gang up on Nakazawa but Omega and Callis can’t be part of this so they’ve gotta get going. Will Nakazawa be okay? Will Omega continue to build his brand across all ages?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Santana & Ortiz w/ The Inner Circle!
Despite having to defend these titles at Revolution, Matt & Nick Jackson don’t want to wait! They want payback on the Proud ‘n’ Powerful for eliminating them in the tag team battle royal before going after #Y2MJF, but will they only end up ensuring the Inner Circle has these titles either way?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the tension rises as the Road to Revolution puts pedal to the metal!
Nick and Santana start, they circle and tie up as fans rally. Santana wrenches, Nick cartwheels to reverse it, but Santana rolls to wrench again. Santana gets around, waistlock to headlock, but Nick powers out. Santana runs Nick over, stares him down, then speeds up. Nick drops down, Santana flips him over and pulls him up but Nick arm-drags, only for Santana to block it! Santana brings Nick up again to arm-drag Nick into the armlock. Fans rally as Nick endures and moves around. Santana wrenches, tags in Ortiz, and Ortiz takes the hand-off to wrench again. Ortiz fireman’s carries to a takedown and fans cheer for “Wrestling!”
Ortiz brings Nick up, whips him, but Matt catches Nick at ropes to stop him. Ortiz runs in, Matt shoulders into Ortiz, and then tags in to slingshot arm-drag! Matt hip tosses Ortiz, then Santana runs in but Matt hip tosses him, too! Matt whips Ortiz but Ortiz reverses to go up and around and arm-drag Matt! Matt comes back but Ortiz dodges to spin him for a backbreaker! Ortiz brings Matt into a Gory Especial but Matt pops free to arm-drag Ortiz! Ortiz runs back in, Matt dropkicks him down! Fans fire up, Santana tags in and Matt is ready. Matt swings but Santana dodges to mule kick! Santana whips, Matt dodges, Nick tags in and Matt slides under.
Omega, Callis and the Good Brothers, Gallows & Anderson, watch backstage as Matt whips Santana and the Bucks double elbow, to the fist drop splash combo! Ortiz runs in but into double dropkicks! Fans fire up and Nick brings Santana around. Nick throws haymakers, back suplexes, but Santana lands on his feet to shove Nick. Nick DECKS Ortiz, pops Santana up but Ortiz tags in. Ortiz slingshots to roll Nick up but Nick rolls through. Ortiz gets around to waistlock and powers Nick to ropes, Santana slingshots up and over them both, O’Conner to the wheelbarrow, to a bomb position, but then they flip Nick over for a TWISTING BACKBREAKER!
Fans fire up after seeing that painful innovation, and Ortiz glares at Matt. Matt mockingly applauds, MJF sneaks up but the ref sees him lining up a cheap shot on Nick! The ref EJECTS the rest of the Inner Circle! MJF, Hager, Wardlow AND Jericho have to leave and they’re all furious about it! But PNP mug Nick in the corner! Santana chokes Nick while Ortiz argues with the ref, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Ortiz and Santana mug Nick, Ortiz wrenches to tag Santana in, and they double suplex Nick! Santana holds on for uno amigo, then dos amigos! Tag back to Ortiz, they get Nick up together for a RUNNING DOUBLE SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Nick is still in this but Ortiz wraps on a chinlock. Ortiz grinds Nick down with a knee in his back then pushes him down to stomp him. Nick flounders around, Ortiz ROCKS him, and Nick ends up in the corner. Nick elbows Santana but Ortiz throws body shots and haymakers! Tag to Santana, he CHOPS Nick, but Nick throws haymakers! Santana chokes Nick, puts him in the corner, and Ortiz tags in.
PNP double wrench and double back suplex Nick! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps Nick down with a chinlock and a knee in the back. Nick endures, Ortiz grinds his face with forearms, but the ref reprimands. Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz drags Nick up, hooks him up for a Gory Especial, and bends Nick back as far as he can! Nick still endures, Matt gets antsy on the apron, but Santana CHOPS Nick while he’s stuck! The ref reprimands, Santana tags in, and Ortiz pops Nick into Santana’s cobra twist! Santana digs knuckles into Nick’s ribs as AEW goes single picture, but Nick endures. Santana hip tosses Nick down and basement dropkicks him! Cover, TWO!
Santana keeps his cool as he brings Nick up to CHOP him! Tag to Ortiz, Ortiz brings Nick around to scoop and slam him, but Nick avoids the elbow drop! Nick trips Santana, hurries for his corner but Ortiz is after him! Nick slips under Ortiz, Matt distracts Ortiz with a swipe, and Ortiz turns around into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Nick crawls for his corner, hot tags to Matt and Santana! Matt baits Santana in to ROCK him, then slingshots to rally with lariats on both Santana and Ortiz! Matt fires off haymaker after haymaker back and forth, but Santana kicks Matt low. Santana whips, Matt reverses to RANA and rain down rights!
Ortiz kicks Matt away and CHOPS him in the corner! Ortiz whips corner to corner, Santana whips Ortiz in but Matt tosses him outside. Matt BOOTS Santana, goes up and jumps for a THROWBACK! Cover, TWO!! Santana survives but Matt seethes as he drags Santana up. Fans rally up, Matt puts Santana in the corner and up top. Tag to Nick, Nick crosses Santana’s arm, “You’re dead!” ICONOCLASM to Matt’s SIT-OUT BOMB! Nick covers, TWO!! Santana survives again and Matt drags him up. Nick climbs, fans fire up and Matt fireman’s carries! Santana slides off and shoves Matt into Nick! Ortiz wheelbarrow FACEBUSTERS Matt, Santana SUPER FALCON ARROWS Nick!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Fans are thunderous as Santana is in shock! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Santana drags Nick over. Tag to Ortiz, PNP crisscross and wrench Nick to double back suplex. Nick lands on his feet but runs into Ortiz’s arms! Santana gets Nick’s legs and PNP hits an ASSISTED COMPLETE SHOT! To the KOJI KLUTCH!! Santana WRECKS Matt with a dropkick but Nick shifts to a cover, TWO! Ortiz still has the hold and cranks harder! Nick endures, flails, reaches, and Matt scrapes Santana away. Matt goes up, MACHO ELBOW!! Ortiz lets Nick go and fans are thunderous again! Ortiz and Nick both sputter as they get up, and Nick aims from a corner.
Ortiz hurries over to throw body shots and hoists Nick up top. Santana tags in, PNP both climb up, but Matt shoves Ortiz down! Matt has Santana in the Electric Chair, Nick coordinates, DOOMSDAY DEVICE!! Matt tags back in, he gets Santana up and they BUCKLE BOMB ENZIGURI! Nick and Matt DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Cover, but Ortiz breaks it!! Nick goes after Ortiz and throws him out again. Matt tags Nick, they bring Santana back up, B T E- NO! Santana moves and the Bucks collide! Ortiz tags in, he O’Conner rolls Santana for a DOUBLE CUTTER!! Ortiz has Nick, Santana goes up, STREET SWEEPER!! Cover, Matt barrels in over the ref to break it!!
Fans are upset, they thought that was three! Ortiz throws Matt into railing, and then coordinates with Santana to bring Matt around. They double POWERBOMB Matt into the crowd of wrestlers! PNP then hurry after Nick, Ortiz shouts, “We’re the BEST! THE BEST! THE BEST!” But Nick catches Ortiz in a cradle! THE BUCKS WIN!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Ortiz can’t believe it, but the Bucks snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! The rest of the Inner Circle returns to stomp away on Nick! The fans boo even harder now as Hager goes after Matt, with Wardlow helping out! Omega and the Good Brothers see this, and they seem unsure what to do! Callis chuckles to himself, but he’s also advising Omega not to bother, this isn’t his business. Omega says no, he needs to help his friends! Speaking of, Brandon Cutler rushes out to help the Bucks, but that’s 6v1! The Good Brothers go, Hager CLOBBERS Cutler out of the ring! Cutler keeps trying to fight but Hager SPINEBUSTERS Cutler to the ramp!
Jericho puts Nick in the WALLS OF JERICHO! MJF has Matt in the SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Matt and Nick are tapping and only NOW are Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows running out! It’s a little too late and the Inner Circle run away. Jericho find Mama & Papa Buck and gets in their face, but Papa Buck shoves him!! Hager and MJF are furious but they control themselves. #Y2MJF are still going after the titles, will they be the ones to break the Bucks in front of the whole world?
AEW hears from Brandi Rhodes!
“Hey, everybody!” She misses us so much! So she thought we could all do something fun tonight. Since she can’t gather with friends and family for a gender reveal party, she figured the next best thing is to do it on Dynamite! Brandi is the only one who knows, because Cody has too big of a blabber mouth. So we’ll all find out together right now!
Cody and Brandi Rhodes head to the ring!
As part of the gender reveal, the expecting couple is here live, and watch as the pyro goes off. It’s PINK! It’s a girl~! Cody and Brandi will soon have a princess of pro-wrestling! Time to get working on a list of names! Brandi heads off but Cody sticks around to be on commentary for the next match!
BREAKING NEWS for AEW Revolution!
With Cody & Red Velvet facing Shaq & Jade on March 3rd, Cody has his card open for the PPV! And it will be the first-ever “Face of the Revolution” Ladder match! Cody Rhodes will take on Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, and three more entries to be determined as we draw closer to Revolution. The prize? A title match for the AEW TNT Championship!
FTR VS The Sydal Brothers!
The self-proclaimed Best Tag Team in the World want to #FindTheirRedemption and get back to those tag titles we just saw be defended. But will the reunited Sydal Brothers, Matt & Mike, prove that blood is thicker than even a resume like FTR’s?
The teams sort out and Cash Wheeler starts with Mike, and the two circle as fans rally up. They tie up, Mike gets around but Cash standing switches to back suplex high and HARD! Cash drags Mike up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Dax Harwood. Dax stomps and uppercuts Mike, then CHOPS him! Dax whips Mike corner to corner, Mike goes up and over, and Mike handsprings to dropkick Dax down! Tag to Matt, Matt ROCKS Dax, DECKS Cash and fires off kicks on Dax! Matt throws forearms, a SUPERKICK, and then tags Mike in. The Sydal Brothers coordinate, and they have Dax hanging for the DOUBLE STOMPS!
The Sydals double whip, Cash tags in before Dax gets a double back drop! Cash runs in but into double JUMPING KNEES! Mike shoves Dax to a corner to CHOP and forearm on repeat! Dax shoves him away, Mike runs back and hops up, but Cash runs up behind him! Cash hits a SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Cash shifts around, has the foot, but Dax is unavailable to tag as AEW goes picture in picture.
Cash drags Mike up, whips him and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Mike flops out of the ring, Cash soaks up the heat while mocking the Zen lifestyle of the Sydals. Dax is back and he tags in to fetch Mike and CHOP him against the apron. Dax puts Mike in, drags him up and reels him in for a snap suplex! Then Dax drops a leg, drops an elbow, and drops the headbutt! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Mike away from Matt to throw a BIG uppercut! Tag to Cash, FTR has Mike in the ropes for a DOUBLE ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cash soaks up more heat and drags Mike up to fireman’s carry. Cash flips Mike over for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cash drags Mike into a half nelson chinlock and thrashes him about! Mike endures, Cash grinds him down and smothers him into the mat! Cash puts as much weight as he can on Mike but Mike endures and fights up! Mike reaches for Matt but Cash keeps him away! They go around and around and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Dax keeps Mike from Matt with a facelock. Mike blocks Dax’s suplex attempts, then tags in Matt! Dax gets Mike up but Matt saves him, and then Matt gives Mike the boost to headscissor Dax down! Cash runs in, Matt ROUNDHOUSES him down! Matt fires off kicks on Dax, then sobats Cash! Dax swings but Matt ducks to KNEE and LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Dax bails out to save himself but Matt fires up with the fans. Matt aims and slingshots to wreck FTR, then Mike is up top to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on FTR but Matt hurries to get Dax in. Matt shoots the half and covers, TWO!
Matt throws forearms on Dax, Dax throws them back! Matt KICKS, Dax forearms, Matt fires off CHOPS! Dax ducks the kick, suplexes to rebound Matt on ropes but Matt slips out and lands on his feet! Matt waistlocks, O’Conner roll, TWO! Cash UPPERCUTS Matt at the ropes, but the ref misses it! Cash tags in, FTR drags Matt up and whips him corner to corner. Dax whips Cash in and he comes in hot, but Matt dodges! Cash hits buckles hard, Matt ROCKS Dax then elbows Cash! Matt CHOPS away on FTR, reels Cash in but no tornado DDT! Dax gets Matt with a POWERBOMB! Cash drags Matt up to SNAP DRAGON! Bridging cover, but Mike breaks it!
Dax drags Mike up but Mike ROUNDHOUSES him! Cash shoves Mike right out but Matt rolls Cash up with a bridge! TWO and Cash gets to a corner, Matt runs in, is put outside but Mike tags in! DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES for Cash, and Matt goes up top! DOUBLE METEORA! Mike is up top, HUGE SPLASH! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Cash survives but Matt hurries up top. Mike drags Cash around, but Dax trips Matt up! Mike swipes at Dax but Dax gets away. Cash waistlocks, Mike switches but Cash switches back, to back suplex! Mike lands on his feet, headlocks Cash, but Dax tags in as Cash powers out! Mike slides under FTR but runs into the BIG RIG!! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
Tully Blanchard couldn’t be here because of weather, but FTR did it by #FollowingTheRules! Or at least, skirting them. And while the medic wants to check on Mike, FTR grab the med kit! They bring out SCISSORS! They want to cut Mike Sydal’s hair! But the lights go out!? And the titantron turns on, and Luchasaurus’ damaged mask is on a table! But Luchasaurus has his horns back!! And when the lights come on, Jurassic Express is in the ring!! Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt go after Dax while Luchasaurus fires off on Cash! Fans fire up as Luchasaurus and JB whip FTR, to SUPERKICK and TAIL WHIP!!
JB gets Dax in the SNARE TRAP! Luchasaurus gives Cash the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Fans are fired up as the boys and their dinosaur stand tall over FTR! Will Cash & Dax #FeelTrueRegret for thinking they could humiliate and intimidate these three?
AEW sets up next week’s Dynamite!
After the trick Hardy played on Hangman, the Cowboy goes after Isiah Kassidy in a 1v1 match! After Monday’s YouTube broadcast, we will know all of the semifinalists in the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament, leading to the first semifinal match on Dynamite! Team Taz tunes up for Revolution as Brian Cage & Ricky Starks take on the Varisty Blondes, Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr! And after the chaos that happened after the AEW World Tag Team Championship match, Brandon Cutler and Jake Hager go 1v1! Will the Dungeon Master avenge his friends?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Eddie Kingston. As requested, this Six Man Tag tonight. Always with a stick up his ass.” Kingston has problems with Archer, with Fenix and with Moxley. Even after all this time, even after everything Moxley and Kingston put each other through, Moxley is still the only one here who actually cares about Kingston. But Moxley will whoop Kingston’s ass as many times as it takes to get that through to him. Moxley has a lot of business. After tonight, he looks to NJPW Strong, 2/26, where the whole world will watch him “attempt to break Kenta’s neck and put his ass in the ground for good.” Then will be the rest of the sons o’ bitches when Mox takes back his AEW World Championship from Omega!
Moxley told Omega there is no running or hiding. “As long as it takes to settle the score, you’re still in my crosshairs.” That time is coming closer and closer “to pull the trigger.” Will Moxley still be IWGP United States Champion when it’s time to come back for #PrettyPlatinum?
Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston & The Fam VS Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake!
The Butcher, The Blade & The Bunny are still loyal to the Mad King, perhaps blindly so. But they vow to help him get rid of all of his enemies in one fell swoop! But will it be easier said than done against the Maniac, the Firebird and the Murderhawk Monster?
The trios don’t even sort out, they just brawl! Archer throws Butcher out, Fenix DECKS Blade, and they all brawl while Moxley chases Kingston out of the ring! Butcher RAMS Archer into barriers, Fenix POSTS Blade and Kingston throws hands on Moxley near the stage. Fenix drags Blade down, Butcher and Archer brawl towards the timekeeper’s area, and Moxley whips Kingston into railing near Blade and Fenix while Bunny freaks out! Butcher goes after Moxley now, Blade RAMS Fenix into railing, and they double whip Moxley into railing! Bunny laughs now as Blade and Butcher put Moxley in the ring.
Blade throws off his jacket and drags Moxley up to scoop him. Tag to Butcher, and they combine for a LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Butcher keeps on Moxley and CLUBS him to the corner. Kingston drags Moxley closer, Butcher CHOPS Mox then tags in Kingston. Kingston fires off on Moxley, clotheslines Moxley in the corner, then tags Butcher back in. Butcher taunts Moxley’s team before hitting a corner splash! Tag to Blade, Butcher feeds Moxley to the POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Moxley, whips him to the corner, but Moxley hits Kingston and Butcher! Moxley spins Blade around to hit a neckbreaker! Hot tag to Archer!
Archer rallies on The Fam, DECKS Kingston but Blade throws a haymaker! Archer doesn’t even blink, he just ROCKS Blade! Then choke grips Blade to OVERHEAD TOSS him to a corner! Archer runs in to back elbow, runs corner to corner to elbow again, then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Archer hauls Blade back up, goes up the corner and fans fire up as Archer walks the tightrope. Butcher hurries over, but Fenix slips in to KICK Butcher down! Archer gives Blade some OLD SCHOOL! Archer sees Kingston and DECKS him just because! Fans are fired up with Archer as AEW goes picture in picture!
Archer stalks Blade, drags him over, and tags in Moxley. Moxley runs in to RAM a shoulder into Blade, then he snapmares Blade to run and Penalty Kick! Moxley glares at Kingston, drags Blade up and snap suplexes him to the corner. Tag to Archer, Archer stomps Blade, then Fenix tags in to springboard stomp Blade! Fenix drags Blade around to a cover, TWO! Fenix KICKS Blade in the back, drags him to a facelock and throws body shots. Tag to Archer, they mug Blade and Archer snap suplexes Blade across the way! Archer dares Kingston to tag in but he drags Blade away to bump him off buckles.
Tag to Moxley and he stares Kingston down before running in to forearm smash Blade! Moxley brings Blade up to back suplex, then drop an elbow! Cover, but Kingston drags Moxley off it! Kingston flips Moxley off and Moxley gives it back. The ref keeps the peace, Moxley stomps Blade and drags him up to wrench the arm. Tag to Archer, Archer throws a stiff knee and a clubbing forearm! Archer clamps onto Blade’s ears and pulls! The ref reprimands, Archer lets go to slap Blade, and he eggs Blade on. Blade claws Archer’s face but he doesn’t flinch, and instead smashes Blade off his knee!
AEW returns to single picture as Archer runs, but Kingston grabs his foot! Archer drags Kingston up but Kingston hotshots him! Blade and Butcher DOUBLE SHOULDER Archer down! They put Archer in the corner to mug him, Butcher throws haymakers and Kingston holds Archer’s foot down! The ref reprimands them all but Butcher CHOPS Archer, then digs Archer’s face into the ropes! Butcher stomps and ROCKS Archer, but the ref has to keep Moxley back. Butcher grinds forearms into Archer’s head, but the ref counts. Butcher stops, but Archer SLAPS Kingston! Kingston is furious and he tips the timekeeper’s table over out of anger.
Butcher finally lets off on Archer and Archer goes to an open corner. Butcher throws haymakers and CHOPS, then puts Archer back in the Fam’s corner. Blade tags in, The Fam mugs Archer and Blade tags Kingston back in. Kingston throws body shots and haymakers and headbutts! Kingston puts Archer in an open corner to ram his shoulder in over an dover! Kingston CHOPS, digs his forearms in, then tags in Butcher. The Fam mugs Archer again, and Butcher throws hands. Butcher runs but Archer choke grips! Archer sees Kingston run in and catches him, but now Blade runs in! Archer HEADBUTTS Blade away, then Moxley clotheslines Blade and himself out of the ring!
Kingston and Butcher fight off Archer’s choke grips and CHOP away at the ropes! They double whip Archer, he breaks the clothesline and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! Archer tags Fenix in and Fenix runs at Butcher to springboard SOBAT! Fenix puts Butcher up top, goes to the apron, but Kingston runs in. Fenix CHOPS Kingston first, knuckle locks with him, and then springboards to KICK Butcher and FLYING ARM-DRAG Kingston! Fenix FLIES to take out Blade! Fenix slingshot somersaults and gets Butcher with a CUTTER! Fans are thunderous as Fenix goes up, HUGE FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!
Kingston RAMS Moxley into railing, crawls into the ring as Fenix runs, and gives Fenix an EXPLODER! Archer BOOTS Kingston down, then runs at Butcher. Butcher dodges, comes back and BODY CHECKS Archer! Moxley reels Butcher in but Butcher shoves him away, only for Moxley to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley runs at Blade, Blade dodges to GAMANGIRI! Blade runs corner to corner, but Fenix somersault ENZIGURIS! All six men are down and fans are electric for this! A standing count begins on the legal men, Fenix and Butcher, but they’re slowly rising. Kingston and Moxley glare from across the way, and they get the hot tags!
Moxley and Kingston storm up to each other and fire off forearms! Kingston runs but into Moxley’s knee! Moxley runs but into Kingston’s haymaker and ENZIGURI! Kingston fires up but Moxley ducks the Uraken, Fenix SUPERKICKS! Archer DERAILS Kingston! Moxley hurries to clamp onto Kingston, BULLY CHOKE!! Kingston is turning red, Blade and Butcher attack! Fenix and Archer go after them, throw them out hard, and then Fenix goes up top. Archer tells Fenix to coordinate with him, and Fenix hurries over, it’s a CHOKE SLAM CROSSBODY!?! Direct hit on The Fam either way, and then Fenix sets them up again, for Archer to CANNONBALL!!
Bunny freaks out again as Archer bounces Butcher off the timekeeper’s table! Moxley dares Kingston to get up and Kingston CHOPS him! Moxley eggs Kingston on and Kingston CHOPS him again! URAKEN!! Moxley stays up to LARIAT Kingston! Moxley drags Kingston back up, DEATH RIDER!!! Cover, Moxley and team win!!
Winners: Jon Moxley, Rey Fenix & Lance Archer, by pinfall
Kingston’s “demons” beat him down and won out in the end! Moxley tells his best frenemy that he’s up for it any time, but then the GOOD BROTHERS attack! Gallows & Anderson beat Moxley down for what he said about coming after Omega! And speaking of, Omega heads to the ring! “Hey, Jon! Wow, don’t look so tough right now, now do ya? If it’s not a junkyard, you’re looking kinda pathetic.” Omega promised he wouldn’t come out here, but he’s making an exception.
Omega holds up papers and asks if Moxley has an idea of what they are. This is Omega’s “late Valentine’s Day gift” from Tony Khan. Omega says this is Omega’s title contract that has a rematch clause slipped inside. But no worries, Omega is in a giving mood because he’s such a charitable guy. So Moxley WILL have his automatic rematch for the world title, and it’ll even be at Revolution. But Omega still holds the right to name the stipulation. If the Biz Cliz keeps beating Moxley up, he’ll just keep coming back. If they beat him in a regular wrestling match, Moxley will be all jealous and still come back.
Moxley wants to talk about breaking necks and putting people in the ground?! Is that what Omega will have to do to Moxley!? In that case, how about this? Omega VS Moxley, in an EXPLODING BARBED WIRE DEATH MATCH?! Moxley wants to talk about having a trigger to pull, but Omega is the loaded gun! Omega gets too close to Moxley and Moxley headbutts him! Gallows & Anderson club Moxley down, Omega V-TRIGGERS! And then V-TRIGGERS again! Omega is furious!
“Look what you did to me! Show him the belt!!” Omega wants Moxley to look at the cut he just put on Omega’s head, and the shining AEW World Championship belt! Omega vows that Moxley will NEVER get the title back! And it’ll only get worse from here! Will Omega not only end Moxley’s career but his life at Revolution!?
This was a wild episode for AEW, and they’re really powering up the Revolution card. For one, with not having Cody & Velvet VS Shaq & Jade on the PPV, they’re more or less throwing a ladder match together. It will be a great match just based on the three we know in Cody, Pentagon and Scorpio, and I would think they’ll “determine” the other three through matches for something to put on the 2/25 card or even 3/3 card. But just as I felt with the constant Casino Battle Royal or Casino Ladder match, etc, it just seems like they aren’t sticking to the rankings system they’ve established. The TNT Champion should face the contenders outside of the #1, who of course faces the world champion. Now, if there were tied records, I could understand needing a match to name a challenger, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much of that in AEW, despite a lot more 50-50 booking than you’d think.
The segment with Sting “calling out” Team Taz didn’t go quite the way I expected. Starks and Hobbs being stuck outside of Florida aside, I did not think Sting was going to fail to stand tall tonight. Though, I suppose he couldn’t stay strong forever, because then the math would mean he and Darby lose at the PPV. But I did not think Sting’s first bump in a long time would be a POWERBOMB from Brian Cage! That looked rougher than normal, but I suppose Sting made it through that or news might have gotten out he was hurt. Maybe that was to test the waters, so to speak. If Sting can take that, then I suppose he is more than ready to take other bumps.
Hangman & Hardy had a really good tag match with TH2, and I actually like the swerve on Hangman’s swerve. Yes, Hangman tricked Hardy into having a match with a kayfabe crap ton of money on the line, but obviously Hardy would have privately realized something in the last week. He got the drop on Hangman, but the Dark Order reinforced Hangman, so I have a feeling the Dark Order will have a part to play at Revolution. Cassidy had a quick match with Luther, and I like that Chuck Taylor and Serpentico had parts to play, too. Cassidy VS Miro will be a lot of fun, whenever it happens, but I’m thinking Trent returns to help Cassidy win and get payback on Miro.
Deeb VS Riho was an incredible match, and all for the opening round. Riho will be taking on Thunder Rosa in the next round, and as great as it will be, I have a feeling Rosa wins because Britt Baker might make it to the US Bracket finals. Anna Jay VS Britt Baker and Nyla Rose VS Tay Conti being on a separate YouTube broadcast from AEW Dark is fine, but I feel like those matches would’ve helped give reason to watch Dark. I feel like Britt and Nyla are the given winners, and then we’d get a rare Heel VS Heel, which would be pretty cool for AEW to give us. FTR VS the Sydals was a great match, and we got a great payback attack from Jurassic Express. The Six Man Tag on 3/3 is going to be a lot of fun, and I have a feeling Tully takes the pin from Marko Stunt so that the others stay strong.
The AEW World Tag Team Championship match was an awesome match, and there was a lot of good story from the Inner Circle tonight. Jericho actually getting on MJF for egging Sammy on was good detail for how there is a lot of dysfunction still in the group. Jericho saying Sammy is dead to him was a bit of a surprise, but I suppose Jericho being selfish is just standard. The Bucks win so that we still get them VS Y2MJF, but the Inner Circle mostly standing tall after makes a lot of sense. I also like how it tied into the story with Omega & The Good Brothers. Callis couldn’t risk Omega going out there and getting hurt but the Good Brothers could. This can easily be used to bring us back to Bucks VS Gallows & Anderson, tag titles optional, maybe for Double or Nothing.
The Six Man Tag was really good, very chaotic and gritty, as it should be given the six men in it. Moxley’s team wins, of course, as Moxley needs to be strong going into both his match under NJPW and now going towards Revolution. Omega VS Moxley 3 being under such an insane stipulation is, well, insane, but they were able to deliver both in the “unsanctioned” match and the standard singles match, so going balls to the wall is going to just bring Revolution to a new level, provided no one actually dies. And honestly, that could go either way, partially dependent on Moxley VS Kenta, but I would think it’s still a 51-49 Omega win because there is still so much this Heel Omega can do while also champion.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
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Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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