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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Elevation Results & Report! (3/15/21)

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AEW Elevation Coverage

AEW Dark is reaching a whole new level!

It’s time to rise up and be bigger than ever! Today is the debut of AEW Dark: Elevation, and along with the action, it will profile AEW’s Rising Stars!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight; JB wins.
  • Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Vary Morales & Baron Black; Miro & Sabian win.
  • Big Swole VS Skyler Moore; Swole wins.
  • QT Marshall VS Marko Stunt; QT wins.
  • Tay Conti w/ Negative One VS Ashley Vox; Conti wins.
  • The Sydal Brothers VS Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs; The Sydal Brothers win.
  • Red Velvet VS Dani Jordyn; Velvet wins.
  • Max Caster VS Dante Martin w/ Darius Martin; Caster wins.
  • Abadon VS Ray Lyn; Abadon wins.
  • Brandon Cutler VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook; Hobbs wins.
  • Diamante VS Leila Grey; Diamante wins.
  • Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Dean Alexander, Carlie Bravo, Brick Aldridge & David Ali; Private Party, Butcher & Blade win.
  • Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Michael Nakazawa w/ Kenny Omega; Sydal wins and will face Omega on AEW Dynamite.
  • Riho VS Maki Itoh; Riho wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight!

Before going into battle against Big Money Matt’s growing stable, Jungle Jack Perry is tuning up as the first match of Elevation’s debut! Will JB be swinging into Dynamite’s St. Patrick’s Day Slam?

The bell rings and fans rally up for JB as he stares down Limelight. They circle, tie up, and JB headlocks. Limelight pulls hair, powers out but JB runs him over. JB speeds up, Limelight hurdles but JB comes back to headlock takeover. Fans rally, Limelight headscissors but JB kips out. JB sweeps, covers, ONE! Limelight sweeps, covers, ONE! The fans cheer the stand-off and JB circles with Limelight. They tie up, Limelight headlocks but JB powers out. JB drops to dropkick Limelight down! Fans cheer as JB CHOPS Limelight, then whips him to ropes. Limelight dodges and slips around to arm-drag! Limelight does his dance, then CHOPS JB against ropes.

Limelight whips, JB dodges, and ranas! JB arm-drags Limelight around, then clamps onto the armlock. Limelight fights up, JB puts him in a corner, but JB lets off clean only for Limelight to kick low. Limelight kicks away on JB in the corner, slaps him around, but JB turns things around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! JB whips corner to corner, runs in but Limelight boots him! Limelight goes up to get a DRAPING HEADSCISSOR! The ref counts, Limelight lets off and rolls in to NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally for JB, Limelight throws hands. Limelight back suplexes, covers, TWO! JB CHOPS from below, but Limelight KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS him!

Limelight stalks JB to ropes, JB elbows and CHOPS back! Limelight gets up to throat chop! Limelight then reels JB in for a snap suplex! Limelight snapmares, KICKS JB, then runs to PENALTY KICK! Limelight rolling thunders to a DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Limelight snarls while fans rally up. Limelight goes to the apron, does a dance and slingshots onto knees! JB gets up but Limelight dodges him, tilt-o-whirl, but JB powers that to a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up as JB crawls to a corner. Fans sing JB’s song as he gets up. Limelight runs in but JB elbows, ROCKS and uppercuts Limelight! Limelight whips JB away but JB rebound LARIATS!

Fans fire up as JB drags Limelight up to suplex, but Limelight slips out. JB ducks the kick, pump handles but Limelight slips out to throat chop again! Limelight spins to body scissor then waistlock, roll to a HALF CRAB! JB endures as Limelight drags him from ropes! JB crawls his way to other ropes, Marko Stunt gives a little help and JB gest the ropebreak! Limelight lets go and watches JB go to the apron. Limelight climbs up, leaps, but JB denies his destroyer to ROUNDHOUSE! Limelight KICKS back, JB KICKS more, then CHOPS! Limelight CHOPS, KICKS, KICKS, and BOOTS! JB stays up, to pop Limelight up and to the other side of the corner!

Limelight CLUBS JB, swings around, for a FLYING HEADSCISSORS! JB is sent into railing and fans fire up again! Marko checks on JB, he’s okay to continue and Limelight gets in the ring to build speed. Limelight FLIES with a TORNILLO! Direct hit and JB again hits railing! “This is Awesome!” and it’s just the first match of the night! Luchasaurus keeps Marko cool as Limelight puts JB in the ring. Limelight climbs again, but JB hurries over. Limelight walks the tightrope to dodge JB, then he springboards for a FLIPPING DDT?! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives and Limelight can’t believe it! Fans fire up again as JB stirs.

Limelight throws off some wrist tape as he aims at JB in the corner. Limelight brings JB up to throw forearms, then whips corner to corner. JB reverses, runs in, Limelight KNEES Him back! Limelight goes up and up and tornado, but JB makes it a roll to a BRAINBUSTER! JB hurries, double underhooks for a TIGER BOMB! And then the Queen Angelito, the SNARE TRAP! Limelight taps, JB wins!

Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission

What a big win for the first episode of Elevation and for Jungle Boy! Will he and Jurassic Express be rolling through St. Patrick’s Day?

 

Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Vary Morales & Baron Black!

The Best Man and Mr. Superbad beat down Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy, but are heading for a rematch! Will Miro & Kip level up on Elevation going into the first-ever Arcade Machine Match?

The teams sort out, Vary starts with Kip and the two circle. Fans rally up and the two tie up but Kip kicks low! Kip fires forearms, bumps Vary off buckles then stomps a mudhole in. Kip lets off as the ref counts, then drags Vary up to snap suplex! Kip checks with Miro, and he brings Vary up to facelock for another suplex, but Vary rebounds off ropes to a cradle! TWO, and Vary shoves Kip to then RANA! Kip stagers, Vary dodges and enziguris! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Kip is safe but Miro wants after Vary. Vary gets Kip tot he corner, tags Baron and Baron throws uppercuts and CHOPS! Kip is stinging but the kicks and CHOPS back! Kip CHOPS Baron more, then stomps Baron in the corner.

Kip wrenches Baron, whips corner to corner, but Baron goes up and over and rolls Kip, but Miro is able to push it over! Baron continues through to Half Crab but Miro gets in to shove Baron off that, too! The ref reprimands and Vary protests, but Miro goes back to his corner. Baron brings Kip up but Kip swings, only into Baron’s atomic drop and BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Baron keeps cool and fans rally as Baron tags Vary in. Vary and Baron hand off to a snap suplex! Vary runs to MULE KICK! Cover, TWO! Miro is again chomping at the bit, but Kip blocks a kick to knee Vary, and then fireman’s carry to a GUTBUSTER!

Kip drags Vary around while Miro gives him orders, and Kip stomps away on Vary’s arms. Kip throws forearms in a corner then hoists Vary up top. Kip climbs up, but Vary blocks the superplex! Vary throws body shots and forearms to send Kip down, then he leaps to missile dropkick! Both men are down, they roll to their corners, hot tag to Miro and he CLOBBERS Baron! Miro goes out after Baron to throw him into the stage wall! Miro says he has had enough, and he get sin Baron’s face! “Are you going to be a world champion!? NO!” Miro throws Baron again, gets in and Vary springboards, into Miro’s AX HANDLE!

Miro shouts that Vary isn’t going to be world champion and that he is wasting Miro’s time! Miro throws Vary to the corner, then reels him into an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Tag to Kip, Kip gets Vary up onto the ropes, for the TIME TURNER! Cover, Kip & Miro win!

Winners: Miro & Kip Sabian, by pinfall

Miro hugs Kip and raises his hand, but he has Penelope stay on the outside. Will the SuperBest Friends break Chuck and Cassidy in their rematch? Or is something else about to break?

 

Backstage interview with QT Marshall.

QT gets to be part of history as he’s on tonight’s first-ever episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, but Alex Marvez wants to ask about QT’s tension with the Nightmare Family. If you keep asking about the Nightmare Family, QT will walk out. But he’s kidding. QT VS Marko, Paul Wight and Tony Schiavone on commentary, this is big. Well, not that big because Marko is short. QT is just teasing again, but seriously, there is nothing wrong with him and the Nightmare Family. Is that true? Or is QT joking again?

 

Big Swole VS Skyler Moore!

Though she staked her claim on the Dark Before Revolution, the TRUE #1 contender is waiting on her shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship. Will she be left wanting more after getting through Moore tonight?

The bell rings and Swole circles with Moore. The fans rally up, Swole and Moore tie up, and Moore pulls hair so Swole shoves her down. Swole tells Moore she ain’t ready for this. Moore gets up, circles with Swole and ties up. Swole wrenches to a wristlock but Moore reverses to wrench back. Swole spins through, wrenches and grinds Moore down to hammerlock. Moore reaches back to headlock but Swole cranks the arm. Swole clubs Moore, then waistlocks to throw Moore down. Moore fights up, pries the hold, elbows free, but Swole waistlocks. Moore elbows free again, snapmares and pie faces Swole. Moore mocks Swole, speeds up, but Swole CLOBBERS her!

Swole follows Moore out, whips her into railing, then into the apron! Then into the railing, then into the apron! Swole puts Moore back in the ring, runs in at the corner but Moore slips out! Moore shoulders in but misses, only to dodge the kick! Moore traps Swole’s leg in ropes and chokes her against the ropes! The ref counts, Moore sweeps Swole’s leg, then covers, TWO! Fans rally up, Moore pushes Swole down and rains down forearms! Moore stomps Swole’s leg, then digs her boot in while mocking the flexing. Swole kicks with her free leg but Moore stomps her down. Cover, ONE, but Moore is after the leg. Fans rally, Swole hits Moore but Moore DDT’s the leg! Cover, TWO!

Moore keeps after Swole’s legs with a standing toehold. Swole fights with slapping hands to the side, but Moore throws the leg down. Cover, ONE, but Moore gets mad and clamps on with a chinlock. Swole endures, fans rally up, and Swole throws elbows. Moore hooks Swole’s arms but Swole breaks free to REVERSE HEADBUTT! Swole runs, Moore reels her in but Swole elbows her away! Swole runs but Moore shows strength as she scoops! BACKBREAKER, reset and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Moore grabs Swole but Swole cradles, TWO! Swole ROCKS Moore, uppercuts her, then rallies forearms!

Swole rallies with more strikes. Moore avoids the kicks but not the HEADBUTT! Swole gets under, ripcord, DIRTY DANCING! Cover, Swole wins!

Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall

And that’s all for Moore! Swole definitely rolls towards the title, but will she get her shot before anyone else does?

 

Kenny Omega is living the high life at the AEW Casino.

He’s friends with the club DJ, gets in ahead of everyone else, and has that AEW Casino mobile game money to flaunt. John Skyler says, “Why can’t I get in?” Omega says he knows the rules, and tells him to get a jacket. The Dark Order is shooting dice. Evil Uno says all on black, but John Silver says as a stats man, they should put it on red. Alex Reynolds reminds Silver they’re the Dark Order. Britt Baker is on a hot streak, and Omega sits with Ricky Starks and Orange Cassidy at Blackjack. Are you ready to play? Or are you ready to win? Go get AEW Casino on mobile now!

 

QT Marshall VS Marko Stunt!

Like the Gifted said, this is big in a historical sense, as he takes on the Fun-Size member of Jurassic Express! But will the win be big if Stunt surprises QT?

The bell rings and the two circle. QT and Stunt tie up, Stunt waistlocks then wrenches, but QT just sweeps with one leg. Stunt gets up, circles and ties up with QT, and QT waistlocks to SLAM Stunt down! QT facelocks but Stunt slips away to reset. Stunt and QT circle, Stunt goes after a leg but QT TOSSES him off. Stunt gets fired up and he gets in QT’s face with shoves and a SLAP! QT DECKS Stunt! QT drags Stunt up, whips but Stunt kicks back! Stunt dodges, tilt-o-whirls and a little more for the headscissor! Stunt eggs QT on, baits him into a corner and the buckles, then climbs up for an elbow drop! Cover, ONE, but Stunt basement dropkicks!

Stunt hurries back up top, leaps, but QT blocks the rana! QT brings Stunt up but Stunt sunset flips, but QT stays up! QT drags Stunt right up, tosses him up and flips him for a BACKBREAKER! QT has fans among his peers such as JD Drake and Vickie Guerrero as he stomps away on Stunt. QT drags Stunt up, scoops and hits another BACKBREAKER! Stunt writhes as QT paces around. QT covers, ONE!! Stunt is tougher than he looks and he throws body shots at QT. QT drags Stunt up to suplex, but Stunt fights back with knees! QT keeps him up but Stunt slips around to waistlock! QT bucks the O’Conner off but Stunt ENZIGURIS! Stunt runs, but into a pop-up FAST BALL!!

QT takes his time going to Stunt to cover, TWO!? It was barely more than shifting a shoulder up. QT calls upon the powers of DDP and he drags Stunt up. QT cravats for a running start, but Stunt slips out and flops to the mat! QT laughs, brings Stunt up but Stunt JAWBREAKERS back! Stunt fires off hands but QT DECKS him again! Stunt sits up in a daze but QT drags him to ropes. QT whips, Stunt slides under and uses a pump handle to flip QT! Stunt runs but QT dodges, only for Stunt to come back with a crossbody! Stunt keeps moving, BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Stunt is shocked but he won’t give up here!

Fans rally but QT scoops Stunt, only for Stunt to slip and roll QT up, TWO! Stunt runs, rolls and pops out to DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!!! Fans are fired up for Stunt as he gets himself to ropes. QT slowly rises, Stunt runs in to mule kick then cravat. Stunt uses the ropes, but QT holds the Sliced Bread up, to pop it into the DIAMOND CUTTER! Cover, QT wins!

Winner: QT Marshall, by pinfall

Wait, the Pretty Boys attack!? Peter Avalon has Ryan Nemeth and Cezar Bononi beat up Stunt, and QT just walks away! Luchasaurus rushes back out but Avalon and his boys get away. We’ll see Luchasaurus take on Bononi on Dark Classic, will he avenge Stunt? As for QT, is everything alright with him?

 

AEW’s Rising Star: Lee Johnson.

Big Shotty got his first win after joining the Nightmare Family, and by beating Peter Avalon. “That first win was unbelievable. It was something that I dreamed about every single week.” Johnson wished he had the words for it, but he didn’t. Johnson has wanted to be a pro-wrestler ever since he was three. No college, no other job, just wrestling. He knew he’d make it either way, because it would always be his goal.

“It’s so funny, I remember the pandemic first hit and here I am, the first week, I’m eating pizza, I’m eating chicken wings, I’m not gonna wrestle in a long while. That’s what was going on in my head.” But then Johnson gets a call from AEW, they want to give him a shot, do some work, and the rest is history. That big first win, the “Lee Johnson is #AllElite” post, and he learned from the Nightmare Family that doing the work gets you success. But being in this team puts a lot of pressure on him. The Rhodes name is a lot to live up to, but he was told it’s more than okay for him to be Lee Johnson.

His nickname, “Big Shotty” comes from him first being “The Shotgun.” His uncle played football, passed away in 2009, but that was his uncle’s nickname. Getting here, Johnson needed something else. So the nickname is the mindset, “Big Shotty.” Passion, fire, drive. Johnson does the work, and lives by the quote, “I did yesterday what they wouldn’t so that today I can do what they can’t.” Johnson isn’t throwing this one away, he’s taking his shot.

 

Tay Conti w/ Negative One VS Ashley Vox!

The Brazilian Blackbelt and the Dark Order are staying strong while Anna Jay recovers. But will she be washed out to see by Poseidon’s Siren?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, Vox kicks and kicks but Tay shrugs it all off. Tay fakes Vox with one kick, catches her with the heel, then knuckle locks to throw Vox down! Cover, ONE! Vox powers Tay to a corner, but Tay goes up and gets the arm for the DRAPING ARMBAR! The ref counts, Tay lets off and fans fire up. Vox swings but Tay blocks to spin and STO! Cover, ONE, but Tay has an arm trapped in a modified arm scissor. Vox rolls but Tay hits sayanagi after sayanagi! Tay then sits Vox up to kick but Vox ducks to roll her up! TWO, Vox dodges again and tries for the FISH HOOK! Tay breaks free but Vox HEADBUTTS her!

Vox runs into the corner but Tay puts her on the apron. Vox shoulders in, slingshots over and headscissors Tay out of the ring! Vox fires up, Negative One gives thumbs down, but Tay avoids the dive to KNEE Vox down! Tay hurries out and aims at Vox, but Vox ducks the kick, only for Tay to KICK the other way! Tay brings Vox up but Vox RAMS her into the apron! Vox throws heavy forearms, but Tay gives them back! Tay RAMS Vox into railing, then brings her back over to put in the ring. Vox rolls right out and comes around the way to SHOTGUN KNEE! Tay staggers, Negative One is worried, but Vox swings her hook! Tay ducks, picks Vox up, swinging BACKBREAKER!

Fans fire up for Tay and she fires up as she drags Vox into the ring. Tay climbs up top, Vox staggers but gets under the leap. Tay comes back to BOOT Vox down! Vox flounders, Tay runs in and KNEES Vox! HAMMERLOCK DDT! Cover, Tay, wins!

Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall

Negative One celebrates with Tay with a raise of the hand and a big hug. Will Tay be a contender soon enough?

 

The Sydal Brothers VS Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs!

Matt & Mike Sydal know all about elevation, both physically and mentally! Will they be on another level after being part of this historic debut? Or will it be ruined by the West Coast Wrecking Crew?

The teams sort out, Mike starts with Isaacs and fans rally up. Mike focus his chi, but Isaacs gets a takedown! Isaacs has the waistlock and throws Mike around. Mike switches, Isaacs puts Mike in a corner and throws an elbow. Isaacs forearms and whips but Mike goes up and over and handsprings to dropkick! Cover, ONE! Mike tags Matt, the Sydal Brothers double whip to drop toehold, basement dropkick, and then tie Isaacs up into a Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Isaacs endures, Nelson coaches him but Matt lets him off to DOUBLE STOMP! Isaacs his back, scoops Matt and slams him! Tag to Nelson and he scoops, only for Matt to arm-drag Nelson around!

Sydal has the armlock and keeps Nelson down. Fans rally, Matt wrenches and headlocks, then tags Mike. Mike climbs up, Matt sets Nelson up, Mike DRAPING STOMPS Nelson down! The Sydals flying-mare to a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE, but Mike keeps Nelson from Isaacs. Mike headbutts, throws forearms, and then whips Nelson corner to corner. Nelson reverses, runs in but Mike elbows him away! Mike goes out and up, but Nelson rushes in, so Mike cartwheels on ropes to avoid him! Mike BOOTS Nelson down, covers, but Isaacs breaks it! Matt goes after Isaacs but the ref backs him down. Isaacs CLOBBERS Mike from behind!

Isaacs drags Matt into his corner and stomps him down. Nelson adds on, tags Isaacs in, and they set Mike’s leg on ropes to knee, kick and DRAGON SCREW! DOUBLE STOMPS then cover, TWO! Isaacs tags Nelson, WCWC mug Mike and double whip him, but Mike kicks Nelson! Isaacs ROCKS Mike, suplexes, and feeds him to Nelson, POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Mike survives but Nelson mocks the third eye. Nelson runs at Mike, Mike goes Matrix and tags in Matt! Matt slingshot kicks Nelson, fires off standing kicks and a sobat! Isaacs runs in but Matt kicks away on him! Matt dodges Nelson to WHEEL KICK him down!

Matt BRONCO BUSTERS Isaacs, and gives Nelson the SLICE, to the STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, Isaacs breaks it! Mike hits Isaacs for earlier, but Isaacs elbows him! WCWC get Mike up but Matt saves him from the double suplex, and gives him an assist in the RANA! Isaacs flies out of the ring, Matt RANAS Nelson! ROUNDHOUSE, then the DOUBLE LIGHTNING SPIRAL!! Cover, the Sydal Brothers win!

Winners: The Sydal Brothers, by pinfall

This combination is firing up, they’re ready to strike! Will they be able to turn things around to be ranking tag team contenders?

 

Backstage interview with Will Hobbs and Hook.

Team Taz is represented on Elevation’s debut, and Hobbs is up against a man who has won 9 of his last 11 matches in Brandon Cutler. Hook scoffs at that, and Hobbs says this is the same BS they’ve been talking about! Cutler isn’t getting his 10th win on Hobbs. Hobs is no chump, who just walks around playing games. Hobbs doesn’t play games. Tonight, Hobbs is about that action. Tonight, they handle Town Business.

 

Red Velvet VS Dani Jordyn!

Though she lost to Jade Cargill in Cargill’s debut, Velvet isn’t going to let that break her. She’s stirring it up, but will she be serving the Real Mean Girl an L on Elevation?

The bell rings and Velvet circles with Dani. They tie up, Velvet pushes Dani away and fans like that. They tie up again. and now Dani shoves Velvet. They circle, fans rally up, and they tie up again. Velvet headlocks, throws Dani down with the takeover, but Dani headscissors. Velvet pops out, headlocks to another takeover, but Dani again headscissors. Velvet gets out again, arm-drags Dani around, and then whips Dani to ropes. Velvet does the splits to trip Dani and then hits a calf kick! Velvet brings Dani up to bump off buckles and dig her boot in while doing the splits! The ref counts, Velvet lets off at 4, and then Velvet storms back in, only for Dani to throw her into buckles!

Velvet flops out of the ring, Dani stalks her and runs in to CLOBBER her! Dani refreshes the count, then RAMS Velvet into the apron before putting her in. Dani gets her Burn Book and turns to Velvet’s page: “I’m not scared of cake!” Dani goes in, but Velvet gets a cradle, TWO! Dani gets a waistlock but Velvet blocks the lift. Velvet pries free, but Dani reels her in to throw her by her hair! Dani rains down rights, the ref reprimands and Dani lets off. Dani pushes Velvet around then dodges, only for Velvet to come back and rally with clotheslines! Velvet wheelbarrows and hits a BULLDOG! Fans fire up with Velvet as she stirs it up to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!

Velvet keeps close to Dani as she gets up, bobs ‘n’ weaves with her to ROCK her, kick a leg out, then HEEL KICK! Velvet runs to hit JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet wins!

Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall

Another sweet victory for Velvet, and she is heating up at the right time. Will she be on the heels of Big Swole in the chase for Hikaru Shid and the AEW Women’s Championship?

 

Backstage interview with the Sydal Brothers.

Marvez congratulates Matt & Mike on their big win tonight, but what is next? Well the Sydals bend but they don’t break. They are on their way to taking over all divisions of AEW! But then Michael Nakazawa excuses Marvez so that Kenny Omega can take over this interview! Omega just heard that and was getting goosebumps. But here’s the thing. As much as we want to hear you two talk, they’d much rather hear from the AEW World Champion. That’s why Omega is here to scout for the flagship show on Wednesdays, aka Dynamite. If these two stay on a winning track, they might be on Dynamite, and might even face Omega one day.

Matt says he’ll definitely be on Dynamite. He’ll break right through the Top 5 to be a challenger to that title. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Whose top 5? That Tony Khan top 5? The only real top 5 is Omega’s. Nakazawa shows Matt the top five “from the office of Kenny Omega.” Number 5: Michael Nakazawa. Number 4: Also Nakazawa. Number 3, 2 and 1, too? Matt beat Nakazawa before! Well if Matt beats him again, Omega will give Matt a match on Dynamite. And if Matt somehow beats Omega on Dynamite, Omega will give him a title shot! But one caveat: He has to do it TONIGHT. Matt is up for that! He’s okay for a double-header! Omega pumps Nakazawa up, but will a Lightning Spiral strike twice tonight?

 

Max Caster VS Dante Martin!

Normally in the AEW Tag Division, Platinum has proven he’s very good as a singles competitor. But now, “Angel Dorado” wants to prove he can do that, too! But Caster spits rhymes again, “Platinum Max, I be doing the most. How the team ‘Top Flight’ when you’re sitting in coach? How’m I be scared of a 4-year-old? Hell, I’ll put you through a wall like a glory hole! I’m what you call nice, footsteps bigger than Paul Wight, my peer group’s smaller than your balls, right? I’m about take down Dante, and I’m more handsome, at least that’s what your mom say. Your mom told me that, Dante.” Caster riled Dante up, will he regret it for once?

The bell rings, Caster and Dante circle and tie up. Caster shoves Dante away and smooths his hair. Dante comes back to circle with Caster, they tie up again, and Dante pie faces Caster! Caster reaches at Dante but Dante keeps away. Dante shoves Caster, tension mounts, and the two tie up again. Dante wrenches to a wristlock, Caster wrenches to snapmare and chinlock. Dante slips out, wrenches to a wristlock, but Caster spins through to get in and snapmare. Caster wants to chinlock but again Dante gets out to wrench. Caster tries to throw Dante but Dante waistlocks. Caster bucks him off, headstands and BOOTS Dante down!

Fans boo as Caster eggs Dante on. Things speed up, Dante hurdles then hits a headlock takeover! Caster fights up, fans rally, and Caster wrenches out to a keylock. Caster keeps Dante from ropes but Dante jumps up to springboard and arm-drag! Caster blocks the arm-drag, whips Dante away, but Dante rolls and spins Caster around for a low arm-drag! Caster bails out but he avoids the plancha! Dante jumps from the apron, Caster dodges but Dante kicks his leg out! Dante puts Caster in, goes to the apron and springboards, but Caster anchors him! Dante clubs Caster, but Caster TRIPS Dante! Dante hits buckles on the way down!

Caster stomps away on Dante but lets off as the ref counts. Caster drags Dante up, Dante throws body shots, but Caster CLUBS him down! Caster looms over Dante, brings him up to wrench again, and he keylocks to drive Dante down! Cover, TWO! Caster clamps back onto the arm and digs his elbow in Dante’s head. Dante throws body shots but Caster wrenches again to stomp the arm! Caster drags Dante up, Dante pushes him but Caster puts him in the corner. Caster hoists Dante up top, throws hands, then climbs up. Dante throws body shots and shoves Caster away. Caster comes back and trips Dante up again!

Dante lands on the corner, Caster drags him out for a DRAPING STUNNER! Fans boo as Caster covers, TWO!! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Caster stomps and clubs Dante, then gets a short arm scissor! Dante fights up, powers to a cover, TWO! Caster drags Dante up, snapmares him and runs to drop a knee but misses as Dante moves! Caster tries an elbow drop but misses again! Dante boots Caster then LARIATS! And dropkicks! Dante headscissors Caster down and fans fire up! Date sees Caster go to the apron and he gets ready to run, but Caster hotshots the arm! Dante still baseball slides Caster, then builds speed to FLY! Direct hit and Caster is down!

Dante puts Caster in, springboards, and SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries and he takes Caster’s boombox away! The ref takes that for Dante, but Caster pops Dante up to LOW BLOW!! Caster goes to the corner while Dante is down, for the MIC DROP! Cover, Caster wins!

Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall

Caster kisses Dante’s hand as thanks again before letting Dante hold his boys. Will Caster keep dropping bars and getting wins all the way to the top?

 

Abadon VS Ray Lyn!

The Living Dead Girl is rising again! Will she put the “Dark” back into “Dark: Elevation?” Or will Ray Lyn be a ray of sunshine and win?

The bell rings, Ray is wary of Abadon, and Abadon choke grips her to the ropes! Ray gets away, CLUBS Abadon, but Abadon just turns around. Ray runs, Abadon follows and Abadon CLOBBERS Ray! Abadon uses knuckle locks to drag Ray up, throw her around, and then she stalks her to a corner. Ray kicks back, but Abadon comes back for more. Abadon puts Ray in the ropes for a DRAPING BACK2BACKBREAKER! Abadon stalks Ray more, drags her up, and two-hand SLAMS her! Abadon looms over Ray, drags her back up with body hands but Ray KICKS and KICKS! Abadon catches Ray for an EXPLODER!

Ray bails out, Abadon runs over but Ray dodges to ROUNDHOUES! Abadon stays up!? Ray freaks out but runs in, into an STO! Abadon hammers away on Ray, the ref reprimands but Abadon shrieks at Aubrey! Abadon puts Ray in, stalks her and drags her up, to then put her against buckles. Abadon wants to bite Ray! The ref reprimands, Ray ROCKS her, but then Abadon CHOPS Ray off her feet! Abadon hauls Ray up, Gory Especial for the CEMETERY DRIVE!! Cover, Abadon wins!

Winner: Abadon, by pinfall

That isn’t the end of it, Abadon wants to CHOKE Ray! The ref reprimands her, so Abadon crawls after her! Aubrey gets away, but will there be any running from this nightmare?

 

Brandon Cutler VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook!

The Dungeon Master hasn’t been able to put together a streak, but that’s both good and bad, since he isn’t on an awful losing streak again. But will running into the Powerhouse reset Cutler to level one?

The bell rings and Hobbs corners Cutler quickly. Cutler tries to get away but Hobbs pushes him back in, and then again! cutler doges under, but runs into Hobbs’ shoulder! Cutler flops out of the ring, Hobbs goes out and chases him around the way. Cutler gets Hobbs as he gets back in and hammers away. Hobbs shoves Cutler, Cutler runs back in to splash and fire off forearms! Hobbs shoves Cutler again but Cutler comes back with forearms! cutler runs, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs RAMS Cutler into the corner, then throws heavy body shots! Hobbs brings Cutler out to pick him up into a bearhug! Cutler endures as Hobbs squeezes and thrashes him around!

Fans rally, Cutler endures, and Cutler throws elbows. Hobbs squeezes tighter, Cutler throws elbows over and over, and Cutler gets free to run. Hobbs swings, Cutler dodges and dropkicks a leg out! Cutler goes to the apron, springboards in and crossbodies Hobbs down! Cover, TWO! Cutler hurries up a corner, leaps at Hobbs, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs pops Cutler around, and hits TOWN BUSINESS!! Cover, Hobbs wins!

Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall

Cutler tried to bring the fight, but Hobbs is just too big, too strong and too mean. Is Hobbs going to steamroll his way to a title opportunity?

 

Diamante VS Leila Grey!

The Cuban Diamond keeps going to prove she deserves a shot, but will she show this rising star that diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend?

The bell rings, Diamante and Grey circle, tie up, and Diamante wrenches to a wristlock. Diamante hammerlocks, trips Grey, floats to a facelock, but Grey fights up. Grey throws body shots but Diamante CLUBS her and pie faces her. Grey headlocks, Diamante powers out but Grey runs her over! Grey brushes off her shoulder, things speed up and Grey waistlocks to shove and arm-drag! Grey keeps going with more arm-drags and fans fire up for her. Grey whips, Diamante reverses but Grey crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Grey grits her teeth, drags Diamante up and wrenches to a hammerlock. Diamante elbows back and CLOBBERS her with a lariat!

Diamante rains down lefts on Grey, the ref reprimands the closed fists but Diamante drags Grey up to CLOBBER her with crossface forearms again and again! Cover, TWO! Diamante drags Grey up, snap suplexes, for una amiga! Then a snap suplex for dos amigas! Vickie likes what she sees as Diamante uses THREE AMIGOS to send Grey into buckles! Grey sits up, to get Diamante’s HESITATION DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Diamante clamps onto an arm, Grey endures but Diamante chinbars. Grey fights up but Diamante drags her down again. Grey still fights up to throw body shots but Diamante knees low!

Diamante whips, Grey goes up in the corner but Diamante the over. Diamante shoves Grey back to the corner, Grey stops herself with a boot, and pushes off for a back elbow! Both women go down as Grey may’ve bumped heads with Diamante, too. Both women slowly stand, and Grey throws a forearm. Diamante hits back, fires off and uppercuts, then mule kicks to hop on, CODE RED!! Diamante wins!

Winner: Diamante, by pinfall

Diamante keeps knocking them down, but will she get to the top 5 and be a contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship?

 

Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Dean Alexander, Carlie Bravo, Brick Aldridge & David Ali!

Big Money Matt is amassing a stable of heavy hitters, all to go after Hangman Page and the Dark Order! Will Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy and Hardy’s newest henchmen show what they can do as a unit?

Big Money Matt does join his team ringside, accompanying his original clients personally. The teams sort out, and Blade ambushes Bravo! Butcher helps him blast the rest of the corner, and then they hit the dropkick gut wrench combo on Bravo! Bravo flounders, Kassidy tags in off Blade and Bravo tags out to Ali. Ali waistlocks but Kassidy switches, but ALi switches back. Kassidy switches again but Ali elbows the hold. Kassidy CLUBS Ali, back suplexes, but Ali lands on his feet! Ali shoves Kassidy, Kassidy BOOTS him! Quen tags in. Kassidy dodges Ali then pops him up for Quen’s atomic drop, to then enziguri! Leg sweep, SAY CHEESE! Double stomps take Ali down!

Hardy cheers his team on as Quen kicks Ali. Quen suplexes Ali slips out and tags in Alexander. Kassidy swipes at him and Quen dropkicks! Kassidy tags in, Private Party double whip to double atomic drop! They split the wishbone then double basement dropkick! Hardy says those are his kings! Kassidy swaggers, Alexander tags in Aldridge! Aldridge throws haymakers and DECKS Kassidy! He CLOBBERS Quen, but Kassidy dodges and Butcher gets in to CLOBBER him! The ref reprimands Butcher but Kassidy kicks Aldridge out. Hardy is there to POST him! Bravo and team protest but then Bunny gets her shots in!

Things cool off as Butcher puts Aldridge in for Kassidy. Kassidy drags Aldridge over, tags in Blade, and Blade stomps Aldridge down. Blade bumps Aldridge off buckles, CHOPS and throws haymakers, repeat! Blade stomps away, the ref counts but Blade won’t let off! Kassidy gets a cheap shot in, Blade brings Aldridge up to whip corner to corner. Aldridge elbows back, hot tag to Ali! Ali fires off on Blade then runs, but into a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Covers but Bravo breaks it! All hell breaks loose now! Hardy’s team throws everyone else out and isolate Ali. They bring Ali around, DOUBLE GIRI combo, to the DRAG THE LAKE! Cover, Hardy’s team wins!

Winners: Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall

And that is how you unite as a team! Hardy shouts that for any team that faces his, “YOU’RE DEAD!!” Will this be the fate of Hangman and the Dark Order?

 

Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Michael Nakazawa w/ Kenny Omega!

This special bonus for Elevation will test if Matt really is top 5 material! But will the Turkish Oil Master give Sydal the slip and keep him from bothering the Best Bout Machine on Dynamite?

Nakazawa isn’t even dressed in wrestling gear! He’s still in the polo, slacks and headset he wears as Omega’s assistant. And he doesn’t even wait for the bell, he CLOBBERS Matt from behind, with that apple of his! Nakazawa brings Matt up to elbow him down, and then wraps Sydal’s arm against ropes. Nakazawa makes Sydal eat the apple he already took a bite from, then goes to the apron to BOOT Sydal down! Nakazawa drags Matt into a camel clutch, and uses his lanyard!! THe ref counts, takes the headset off so Nakazawa can hear, and Nakazawa lets off at 4. Nakazawa explains he had the volume up.

Nakazawa takes off his belt and starts using that to choke Sydal! The ref reprimands but Nakazawa lets off. Matt fires off on Nakazawa with kicks and CHOPS, but Nakazawa CHOPS and CHOPS back! Nakazawa reels Sydal in, Sydal slips out of the slam to WHEEL KICK! Nakazawa flounders into more kicks! Sydal KICKS and whips, but Nakazawa blocks so Sydal KICKS harder! Sydal points to the third eye and whips but Nakazawa reverses to fireman’s carry and SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Sydal is still in this but Nakazawa says he’ll finish it now. Nakazawa scoops but Sydal fights out and PANTSES Nakazawa! Nakazawa blocks low, but Sydal ROUNDHOUSES him down! Cover, Sydal wins!

Winner: Matt Sydal (will face Kenny Omega on Dynamite)

Mike celebrates with Matt but here comes Omega to attack them both! Omega throws Mike out, CLUBS away on Matt, and uses Nakazawa’s laptop to CLOBBER Matt! Omega gets a mic, and “congratulates” Sydal for getting the one-way ticket to the Omega Train! Omega is all jacked up and is feeling a little frisky! So that match Sydal wants, let’s just do that NOW! Omega attacks Sydal, reels him in, but there’s no bell! ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, Nakazawa makes the ref count, and Omega “wins?” But wait, there was no bell, and Omega says the Elevation ratings are going to go up thanks to him!

But Tony Khan appears! Tony says that was crap! He never wanted to be put in this position, but Omega is the one going back on their “gentlemen’s agreement” of how things were going to go. Omega went after Sydal after he already had two matches tonight, and honestly, Omega isn’t the one who makes matches, that’s Tony! So Tony Khan says that 9 nights from now, AEW Dynamite 3/24/21, Sydal will get that match with Omega! And the deal still stands: If Sydal wins, he gets a title shot! Omega is furious but Tony says he’s the one who put himself in this situation! There’s no editing this out of Elevation, either!

Tony’s hand was forced but he’s also forcing Omega to keep his word! Will Sydal strike the Cleaner when things are fair and square?

 

Riho VS Maki Itoh!

This is already an incredible main event for the first episode of Elevation just from looking at it! The inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion and the Fired Idol do battle in the wake of Revolution, but who will take that first step towards the top?

Fans cheer as Itoh sings her theme song and this time there’s no interruption or distraction. Riho makes her entrance, and the bell rings. Riho and Itoh circle, tie up, and Riho wrenches to a wristlock. Itoh wrenches through to wristlock, but Riho rolls to wristlock again. Riho hammerlocks, headlocks, but Itoh throws body shots. Itoh powers out, things speed up, Riho handsprings and dodges to whip, but Itoh runs her over! Itoh fires up and spins Riho around to cover, but Riho Matrix slips out! Itoh throws Riho down by her hair, then fires up, but the Kokeshi FLOPS! Riho stomps Itoh, drags her up and bumps Itoh off buckles. But Itoh’s iron head is not bothered!

Actually, Itoh fires up by bumping her head off buckles more. Itoh grabs Riho’s head but Riho goes Matrix to avoid a headbutt! Only for Itoh to KOKESHI! Riho gets to a corner, Itoh fires up and asks, “Who is the cutest in the world~? ITOH-CHAAAN~ DESU!” Itoh rains down about 5 punches, then hops down to whip. Itoh runs corner to corner for a back elbow! Itoh whips the other way to then BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Itoh drags Riho up to put her in the ropes and pull her back for a stretch! The ref counts, Itoh lets off and runs to forearm Riho in the back! Cover, TWO! Itoh drags Riho around, digs a knee into Riho’s back and bends her back in a chinlock!

Riho endures, fans rally up, but Itoh shifts to a full mount. Itoh hammers Riho in the head but Riho gets a ropebreak. The ref counts, Itoh holds tight until 4! Itoh drags Riho up, but Riho throws forearms! Itoh just shrugs it off but the forearms come in harder! Itoh still eggs Riho on, so Riho keeps hitting. Itoh gives the forearms back, runs but Riho follows to dropkick! Itoh bails out, Riho goes to the apron to CROSSBODY! Direct hit and fans fire up with Riho! Riho drags Itoh up, puts her in and covers, TWO! Riho keeps her cool as she whips again. Itoh reverses, Riho handsprings then drop toeholds Itoh onto ropes! Riho fires up and runs, 619!

Itoh writhes, Riho goes up top, and Riho leaps to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Itoh survives but Riho keeps her cool. Riho drags Itoh up, reels her in, but no Northern Lights! Itoh spins Riho around to DDT! Itoh fires up, drags Riho around and gets the legs for a BOSTON CRAB! Riho endures as Itoh sits deep! Riho crawls for ropes, Itoh drags her away! Riho rolls through, gets Itoh down and has a high stack, TWO!! Itoh kicks Riho, runs, but Rioh follows to knee! Riho reels Itoh in, NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Itoh survives but Riho drags Itoh around. Riho has Itoh in a drop zone, climbs up top, and LEAPS, but Itoh avoids stomps!

Riho runs back at Itoh, Itoh dodges Riho in the corner, gets her and TORNADO DDT’S! A standing count starts and fans rally up. Itoh sits up, goes after Riho, and drags her up for forearms! Riho gives them back, and fans rally up again. Itoh stands, throws another forearm, but Riho gives it back! They go back and forth, harder and harder, but Itoh fires off a string of forearms! Itoh runs, but Riho wheelbarrows to victory roll, STOMP 182! Riho goes up top, and leaps for DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!?! Itoh survives Riho’s coup de grace and that shocks everyone!

Riho sits Itoh up but Itoh anchors Riho’s foot! Riho kicks Itoh away, then sits her back up to run, but into a HEADBUTT! Riho comes back to BOOT!! Riho runs but Itoh catches her to a HALF CRAB! Itoh sits deep, Riho endures as fans rally, but Itoh drags her from ropes! KOKESHI! Riho writhes, Itoh gets the legs, LION TAMER!! Jericho would be proud! Riho fights towards ropes but Itoh bends her back as far as she can! Riho crawls to the ROPEBREAK! Itoh lets go at 4 and grows frustrated. Fans rally up, a standing count begins but Itoh grits her teeth as she drags Riho from ropes. Itoh punches away on Riho’s stomach and legs!

Itoh fires up, goes to a corner and climbs up top. DIVING KOKESHI FLOPS! Riho comes back, BASEMENT METEORA! Cover, Riho wins!!

Winner: Riho, by pinfall

After the #Somato strikes, Riho conquers Itoh! Will this big main event on Elevation be what elevates Riho back to the AEW Women’s World Championship?


My Thoughts:

Alright, a bit of a mixed bag for me here. Because AEW put this on at 7 PM Eastern, just an hour before Monday Night Raw, I could not get to it right away, as I’m only human. I did not expect this to be TWO HOURS, just like an episode of AEW Dynamite. We got a lot more material that was like any normal wrestling program, with the backstage segments and earlier scenes setting up later ones. I do like that they tried to tell a story here with Omega and the Sydals and then Tony Khan has to actually be the cliché onscreen authority figure that he didn’t want to because of how Omega is abusing his pull as world champion and all that. Omega VS Sydal for 3/24/21 is going to be a lot of fun, but I’m pretty sure Omega wins.

QT Marshall’s story was featured here, with his personality taking the slow burn route to turning from Face to Heel. There was also some good continuity between Elevation and normal Dark as Avalon and his guys attacking Marko Stunt had to do with the match Luchasaurus and Bononi had/will have on Tuesday Dark. The profile on Lee Johnson was good, helps us understand him as a person a bit better. Riho VS Itoh was a great match, and it makes a lot of sense for Riho to win. Aside from those, there wasn’t all that much different from how Elevation and Dark are. I almost feel like Elevation is just how Dark tried to be at the beginning before Dark simply became about matches.

Then the more technical aspect for actually watching/listening to Elevation, Paul “Big Show” Wight and Tony Schiavone were alright as commentary, but it might take a bit for them to be where Excalibur and Taz are for Tuesday Dark. I feel like there are some subtleties of the movesets that they don’t know versus what Excalibur knows, but take doesn’t necessarily take anything away from what they’re giving us. Wight knows a lot about the business, he gets what goes on with the moves, so he’s still good as color commentary.

My Score: 8.3/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada; Swerve wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

Like many of us, The Aerial Assassin despise the Wolf of Wrestling for how he disrespected and used Daniel Garcia just to send a message. But also like many, Ospreay at least acknowledges and respects that this form of Maxwell Jacob Friedman is his most dangerous. Will Ospreay be able to put down AEW’s Ultimate Scumbag? Or will even the #BillyGOAT not be on the level of the devil?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who ignites episode 250!

The bell rings and the fans cheer while the two stare down. Ospreay gets the fans even more fired up, and then MJF bails out. The fans boo but MJF just hops the railing. MJF splashes fans with their own water! MJF then lounges on the barriers, offers a fist bump, but the fans just flip him off. So MJF rips a fan’s sign up and throws it back! MJF goes back to the ring, tells fans to shut up, and he approaches Ospreay. Only to dodge and strut, then swivel the hips. The fans boo but Ospreay smirks, this is the MJF he knew he was getting. They tie up, MJF wrenches to hammerlock, but Ospreay headlocks.

MJF powers up to wrench and WRING Ospreay, but Ospreay handsprings through, and copies the strut! Ospreay shows he can swivel hips, too! The fans cheer but MJF sarcastically says Ospreay’s clever. The two tie up, MJF headlocks, but the fans sing, “OSPRAEY~ OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” MJF is annoyed, Ospreay powers up and out, then things speed up. Ospreay hurdles then drops down to trip MJF up! MJF ducks the Hidden Blade to hit a headlock takeover! Ospreay headscissors, MJF kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay headlocks for the takeover. MJF headscissors but Ospreay kips free.

MJF ducks the Penalty Kick, avoids the standing moonsault, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Ospreay’s punches and kicks. MJF shoves Ospreay, Ospreay springboards but MJF avoids that, too! MJF runs in, Ospreay dodges to handspring, but MJF gets under! Ospreay superhero lands, and the fans are thunderous while MJF is stunned! The fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the opener! MJF is annoyed, but he and Ospreay tie up. MJF says Ospreay pulled hair! The fans boo because of course MJF is lying. MJF and Ospreay reset, tie up, and again MJF claims hair pulling. But then MJF pulls hair!

MJF puts Ospreay on the ropes, the ref counts, and MJF lets off, to take a swing! Ospreay dodges and then LARIATS MJF up and out! The fans fire up and Ospreay builds speed, only for MJF to get away. MJF says not today, but then Ospreay just changes course and he FLIES out onto MJF! The fans fire up and high-five Ospreay before he puts MJF in. Ospreay HOTSHOTS MJF, runs and BOOTS, then he hits as BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Ospreay prepares the elbow and the fans fire up. Ospreay aims but MJF scrambles to the apron. The fans boo, Ospreay storms over, but MJF YANKS Ospreay into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in, drags Ospreay up to whip and WRING him into the corner! Ospreay flounders and MJF soaks up the heat. Then he blows snot at the fans and mocks them! MJF goes back to Ospreay, clamps onto an arm, and the fans rally and duel as Ospreay endures. Ospreay fights up, throws body shots, then forearms. MJF throws Ospreay down by his hair! The fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF says he didn’t do anything. Then he clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Ospreay runs but MJF kitchen sink knees! MJF hauls Ospreay up to back suplex, but Ospreay lands out!

Ospreay reels MJF in to back suplex, but MJF lands out! MJF back suplexes, Ospreay lands out, into a STUNNER! Cover, TWO! MJF’s annoyed his Osaka Street Cutter, or perhaps Long Island Street Cutter, didn’t end this, but he storms after Ospreay. Ospreay is on the apron, MJF reels him in, HEAT- NO! Ospreay shoves MJF away, but MJF slingshots Ospreay into another STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and MJF is frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay as he goes to the apron, but MJF storms over. MJF drags Ospreay in again, tries but Ospreay again denies him the Heatseeker! So MJF tries the slingshot, but Ospreay stops that!

Ospreay GAMANGIRIS MJF away, goes up a corner, and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Ospreay rises but so does MJF. Ospreay fires haymakers on MJF first, then whips. MJF reverses but Ospreay CLOBBERS him! MJF bails out but Ospreay builds speed! Ospreay handsprings to SASUKE SPECIAL! The fans are thunderous but Ospreay takes a moment to check his ribs and catch his breath. Ospreay storms up on MJF, puts him in the ring, then goes up a corner. The fans fire up for the MOONSAULT, but MJF moves! Ospreay lands out, MOONSAULTS again, but MJF dodges again!

But the STANDING SHOOTING STAR hits! Cover, TWO! So Ospreay goes up and up to SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives the onslaught but Ospreay loads up that elbow! “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay aims again. MJF slowly rises, Ospreay runs up, but MJF bails out again! The fans continue to boo but Ospreay PLANCHAS! Down goes MJF and Ospreay high-fives more fans. And then Ospreay confiscates the timekeeper’s table! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay brings the furniture over to ringside. MJF hurries away into the ring now! Ospreay pursues as we see the fear on MJF’s face.

Ospreay CHOPS MJF in the corner! Ospreay stands MJF up to CHOP him again! The fans “WOO~” and Ospreay runs, but MJF pops him up to SUPERKICK him! MJF goes up, but Ospreay avoids the Panama City/Long Island Sunrise, but then MJF knees low! MJF reels Ospreay in but Ospreay powers out. Ospreay whips MJF to the corner, MJF goes up and over, but then MJF’s knee jams! Ospreay grabs that leg but it was a trap! MJF steps over and hits as STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and both men are down again. The fans rally up while both men stir, and MJF rises first.

MJF shows off that the leg is just fine, then does the Daniel Garcia dance just to mock him. MJF then drops an elbow on Ospreay’s leg. Ospreay CLUBS at MJF but MJF keeps the toehold. Ospreay fishhooks MJF and MJF lets go. Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, then runs, but into a back drop! MJF leans on the ropes while he catches his breath, and the fans rally again. MJF storms back over, KNEES the leg, then smirks. MJF steps through, ties the legs up, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~,” even as MJF SLAPS Ospreay! And SLAPS him! MJF thrashes the hold, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits back up!

Ospreay pries at the leglock, and the fans rally up as he works to turn things over. MJF fights that back, thrashes some more, but Ospreay grits his teeth. The fans rally harder and harder as Ospreay fights his way over, and he turns the hold onto MJF! MJF endures now, reaches out while shouting in pain, and he flails in order to turn things back onto Ospreay! The fans boo but Ospreay endures again. Ospreay drags MJF along, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but MJF lets go at 4. MJF is frustrated but then he drags Ospreay up and to a corner. MJF CHOPS, takes a moment, then CHOPS again!

MJF wrenches, whips, but Ospreay can’t even make it all the way! MJF smirks while the ref checks Ospreay. Ospreay shakes out the leg, refusing to admit defeat. MJF storms over, stands Ospreay up, and CHOPS! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s back! MJF whips, Ospreay barely makes it to ropes! MJF wants after Ospreay like a shark with blood in the water, but Ospreay sits on the apron. MJF tells off the fans cheering Ospreay, but Ospreay is somehow still in this. So MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s face! The fans boo but MJF soaks it up. Ospreay throws body shots and haymakers! Ospreay CHOPS and MJF wobbles!

Ospreay CHOPS again, MJF flails more. Ospreay snarls, runs, but MJF CHOP BLOCKS the legs! MJF covers, TWO! MJF frowns but he stomps Ospreay’s leg. MJF then stands Ospreay up to CLUB him on the neck! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS his back! Ospreay fires big forearms! Then he fires Kawada Kicks! MJF wobbles, into a CHOP! MJF goes to ropes, Ospreay scoops him, but MJF CLAWS the eyes again! The ref reprimands and counts, MJF stops at 4. The fans boo but MJF whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up again while Ospreay again clutches the leg.

Ospreay rises, but MJF KNEES the knee! Then MJF calls his shot! MJF suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits first! MJF wobbles around, Ospreay calls his shot now! Springboard, OSCUTTER!! But MJF flops all the way to ropes! Ospreay has to crawl his way over, and MJF flops to the floor! MJF’s ring awareness is strong but Ospreay pursues. Ospreay drags MJF up to put him in the ring, and then onto the apron. Ospreay uses a corner to go up and APRON OSCUTTER FLOP as MJF steps back! Ospreay writhes, signaling to his arm, and the ref hurries to check. MJF may have gotten lucky here, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has Ospreay go around the way but MJF is in pursuit! MJF shows no mercy as he grabs that bad arm, and RAMS Ospreay into steel steps! MJF stands on the steps to soak up all the heat, as well as talk some trash on Ospreay. It’s certainly in the vain of MJF is who AEW needs, not Ospreay. MJF drags Ospreay up and into the ring, then takes his time to taunt fans over the table. He flips the fans off, he isn’t gonna do what they want. MJF then goes back to Ospreay, grabs the bad arm, and he stands on it, to then STOMP it! MJF soaks up more heat as he paces around Ospreay, then clamps onto the arm again.

Ospreay endures the mounted armlock, and he fights to his feet. Now Ospreay pulls hair, but MJF throws Ospreay down by the arm. MJF grinds that shoulder but Ospreay still endures. The fans rally as Ospreay fights, stands up, and throws body shots. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay ROCKS MJF with forearms. Ospreay whips, MJF reverses but Ospreay handsprings, only for MJF to KICK the bad arm! Ospreay clutches the elbow, but MJF hauls him up! Double underhooks, for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then it’s back to the armlock! Ospreay rolls through, but MJF ducks the roundhouse to pump handle!

MJF adds a half nelson, MADE IN JAPAN! Or perhaps, Made in Long Island? Cover, TWO!! Ospreay knows that move from his rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The fans rally while both men are down again, “This is Awesome!” Ospreay and MJF slowly rise, MJF storms over, and he whips. Ospreay holds ropes to stop that, so MJF CLUBS the arm! MJF makes the pecs dance, whips again, but Ospreay reverses. Ospreay then dodges MJF to handspring and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down again and the fans stay fired up! Ospreay sits up first, then both men stand. Ospreay BOOTS MJF’s haymaker to then ENZIGIRI!

MJF wobbles, Ospreay wrenches an arm, and Ospreay CHOPS MJF off his feet! Ospreay drags MJF up to wrench and CHOP him down again! Ospreay stands MJF one more time, to CHOP, CHOP, and- NO, MJF blocks the chop! MJF WRINGS the arm, Ospreay cartwheels through! ENZIGIRI! Torture rack, TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and the fans can’t believe it! The fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but there’s still more show that has to happen! MJF crawls to the apron, Ospreay stalks him. MJF flops to the floor, but he’s near that table… Ospreay goes to the floor and brings MJF up.

MJF throat chops Ospreay! MJF runs away into the crowd, but Ospreay pursues! Ospreay fires hands on MJF even as MJF goes up the bleachers. Ospreay grabs MJF, bends him against railing, and offers free shots. A little girl starts punching MJF in the ribs! MJF flips her family off but Ospreay CLUBS away on MJF! Ospreay fist bumps the girl and drags MJF back up. Ospreay ROCKS MJF with a right and follows him down the stairs. Ospreay CHOPS MJF to keep him moving, but MJF takes a detour into the seats. So Ospreay makes MJF take a seat and punches down hands! The fans count along, Ospreay winds up, and hits TEN!

MJF flounders around, Ospreay shows that there’s one guy still wearing an MJF Kangaroo Kick shirt, and then pursues MJF. MJF pokes Ospreay right in the eyes! MJF CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks MJF! Ospreay SMACKS MJF off the trash can! The fans fire up and Ospreay DUMPS MJF into the trash can! MJF kicks and flails but Ospreay BOOTS the can! MJF falls out, stumbles away, and Ospreay pursues. They finally return to ringside, and Ospreay refreshes the count that was never happening anyway. Ospreay then drags MJF over to the table, punches him onto it, then goes up the steel steps.

Ospreay then goes up the corner and fans are thunderous already! Ospreay aims, but MJF hurries off the table. The fans boo and Ospreay sighs, but Ospreay hops down to go after MJF. But MJF gut wrenches! Ospreay victory rolls, TWO! MJF has the victory roll, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF is up, Ospreay gets around and hops on, POISON-RANA! MJF flounders to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but MJF pops him up! Another SUPERKICK as Ospreay is upside-down! MJF goes up, LONG ISLAND SUNRISE!! Cover, TWO!?! The fans are electric as Ospreay survives another hard shot! Ospreay then goes to the apron and then the floor.

MJF pursues, and we return to the table. MJF puts Ospreay on the table and then goes up the apron. The fans rally as MJF actually climbs the corner. MJF reaches the top, but then Ospreay slips off the table! The fans still boo, they want that table to see some action. MJF hops down, talks smack on Ospreay, then CHOPS him. MJF BITES Ospreay’s arm! The fans boo and tell MJF he’s sick! The ref counts, MJF lets off, but he then ROCKS Ospreay with a haymaker. MJF again mocks Daniel Garcia, even asking if Garcia has feeling in his arms again. MJF then whips Ospreay hard into railing! Ospreay almost ends up in the front row!

MJF makes Ospreay take a seat, and he CLAWS at Ospreay’s face! MJF refreshes the ring count, then runs in at Ospreay, to BOOT Ospreay against railing! MJF hops up to soak up more heat, then he refreshes with some water. That he then splashes at fans. MJF stalks Ospreay back to the table, refreshes the count, and then asks, “Ospreay who?” MJF stands Ospreay up to whip, but Ospreay goes up onto the railing, to OSCUTTER to the floor! The fans fire up again while both men are down! Ospreay clutches the bad leg and the bad arm, but he manages to rise up and put MJF in. Ospreay then swings, but into MJF’s dragon sleeper!

But Ospreay flips things around! The fans cheer, as Ospreay hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives, but Ospreay storms after him in a corner. MJF uses the ref as a shield, then he pokes Ospreay in the eyes! MJF goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, hammerlock and lift, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans continue to rally behind him. MJF is frustrated but he pursues Ospreay to the apron. MJF drags Ospreay through ropes, and HEAT- NO! Ospreay throws MJF away, MJF’s leg “jams,” and Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but MJF hits ropes to trip him up!

Ospreay gets stuck up there, MJF goes up to LEAPING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!? MJF is beside himself as Ospreay survives again! MJF stalks Ospreay to the apron, drags him up, and gut wrenches! The fans freak out but Ospreay flails and kicks! Ospreay turns things around onto MJF, but MJF KICKS Ospreay! MJF then suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks but the arm won’t let him lift! So Ospreay SUPERKICKS MJF instead! MJF wobbles, Ospreay reels him in, and tucks him for an APRON STYLES CLASH!!! Both men fall to the floor and Little Rock is losing its collective mind right now!

Ospreay drags MJF up and into the ring, covers, TWO!!!! MJF survives but Ospreay is too tired to be upset. Ospreay just rises up, brings MJF to his feet, and reels him in. Even with one arm, Ospreay hits a LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! MJF reminds us why he was once the longest reigning AEW World Champion while Dynamite goes back to picture in picture.

Ospreay shakes out the arms, but Doc Sampson is called over to check. Doc checks that arm, from lifting to turning. Then Doc checks with Ospreay if he wants to do “that,” and Ospreay says go for it. Doc YANKS Ospreay’s arm to pop it back in place! Ospreay clutches the arm again but it seems that did the trick. Ospreay has the fans fired up again, and he drags MJF up for Kawada Kicks! Ospreay stands over MJF while Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns and Ospreay calls his shot. MJF rises, and he spins Ospreay around to BITE Ospreay’s face! The fans boo, MJF runs, but Ospreay HIDDEN BLADES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives a shot to the face but Ospreay roars! The fans are thunderous as MJF sits up, into a BUZZSAW! MULE KICK! OSC- NO, MJF stops the cutter to gut wrench, and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again and the fans again cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this instant classic. MJF snarls, and he uses wrist tape to CHOKE Ospreay! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and MJF goes to the corner with Ospreay.

MJF wrenches the bad arm, whips him hard into the corner, and Ospreay falls. The fans boo but MJF grins as he rises up. MJF storms over to Ospreay, stands him up and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips again, and harder! Ospreay falls back, MJF flexes, but the fans boo. MJF mocks the United Empire crown then says shove it. MJF drags Ospreay up, whips him corner to corner again, but Ospreay reveres! MJF tumbles up, comes back, and Ospreay CHOPS! And CHOPS! But MJF blocks one again to WRING the arm again! Ospreay writhes, MJF leans on ropes, and then MJF runs in. Ospreay DUMPS MJF out hard!

The fans fire up and Ospreay goes to the apron, only for MJF to YANK him down! MJF puts Ospreay in the ring and says that’s why he’s the smartest wrestler in AEW. But not the wisest as Ospreay DIVING HIDDEN BLADES MJF!! Both men fall to the floor and the fans are thunderous again! Ospreay rises, a ring count starts, and fans count along. We hit 5 of 10, Ospreay puts MJF in at 6. Ospreay goes up the corner, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives again but Ospreay doesn’t get frustrated. Ospreay goes to the apron and climbs up the corner, but MJF again hits ropes! Ospreay lands bad on the corner this time!

MJF climbs up, throws hands, then goes to the very top. SUPER- NO! Ospreay stops the Steiner with one good arm! The fans fire up as he tucks MJF in, for a SUPER STYLES CLASH!! But Ospreay struggles to turn MJF over for the cover! ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay is frustrated now but there’s nothing he can do about that. Ospreay drags MJF up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, for an APRON HEATSEEKER!! Ospreay flops to the floor, and MJF looks at the table…! MJF puts Ospreay on the table, hurries back to the corner, and MJF climbs! The fans are going nuts already as MJF SUPER MACHO ELBOWS THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as MJF goes for broke! The ref checks both men, and they’re somehow okay to continue! “This is Awesome!” as we once again go picture in picture.

MJF flounders his way back to ringside and drags himself in. But Champion’s Advantage won’t let him win the title like this! Ospreay is still on the outside as we pass 5 of 10, and he starts to stir around 7. MJF then springs out after Ospreay to get him back in! Seems MJF was just resting, and he shouts about something, probably about how he’s better. MJF stands, paces around, then stomps Ospreay’s legs, then Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns again, and MJF has Ospreay in a Cobra Twist. MJF sneakily grabs the ropes to add on leverage! The ref looks but MJF lets go in time. Ospreay still endures, and MJF digs a knuckle into the ribs. MJF then again sneaks a grab at the ropes! The ref gets closer to catching him but the fans tell on MJF! MJF tells them all to shut up! MJF still grabs for ropes, but the ref sees it this time! MJF says he’s not doing nothing! The ref KICKS that arm! Ospreay then hip tosses free! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! MJF gets up, Ospreay reels him into a package, TWO! Schoolboy, TWO!

Ospreay stands, slips around to backslide, TWO!! MJF escapes again, to headlock takeover and cover, TWO as Ospreay headscissors! MJF moves around, bridges to a cover, TWO as Ospreay bridges out! A spin and backslide, TWO!! MJF whips, Ospreay swings but MJF gets under! Ospreay leaps, into the POWER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric again as both men are down! The fans sing for Ospreay as he crawls to a corner. MJF sits up then rises up to soak up heat. MJF hits the kangaroo stance?! The fans are torn, surely he isn’t serious. But then MJF runs up, KANGAROO- NO! Ospreay catches MJF!

Ospreay CATAPULTS MJF, but MJF lands safe on the corner! Only for Ospreay to tuck him in and CHEEKY NANDOS! MJF is still stuck so Ospreay goes up after him, for a SUPER POISON RANA! MJF lands out?! MJF shows he can do what Ospreay does and the fans lose their minds! LARIAT in the corner, then MJF hoists Ospreay up top. MJF goes up and up and smirks, gives some thrusts, then SUPER STEINERS! Ospreay lands out!! Ospreay shows MJF how it’s really done and MJF is in disbelief! Both men turn around, MJF swings but Ospreay goes Matrix! MJF returns the favor to dodge Ospreay!

Ospreay blocks a kick but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF flips everyone off, but Ospreay HOOK KICKS him! MJF rebounds to ROCK Ospreay! Ospreay rebounds to BOOT MJF! MJF rebounds to ROLLING ELBOW! Ospreay rebounds, MJF SWATS the lariat, gets Ospreay up but Ospreay slips outta the bomb! MJF blocks the kick again, KNEES Ospreay and runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! MJF rebounds, Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay lifts MJF but MJF back drops free! Ospreay sunset flips it, TWO!! MJF sits on the cover, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE!

Ospreay keeps MJF down, TWO!! MJF swings, Ospreay dodges, OSC- SUPERKICK!! MJF drags Ospreay up, suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE returns! Then PISONI-RANA returns!! Ospreay underhooks to STORM- NO, MJF slips free to DREAM SMASHER! MJF runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Even after all that, there’s still something in the gas tanks on both men! Little Rock gives a standing ovation for this AEW Match of the Year contender! MJF crawls to a corner, Ospreay pursues. Ospreay puts MJF up top, ROCKS him, but has to slap some fire into himself. Ospreay goes up top, but MJF fires body shots!

MJF gut wrenches Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks free! Ospreay then slingshots back up, to SUPER OSCUTTER!! And HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Ospreay can’t believe it and now he’s mad! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad as Little Rock is erupting! MJF sits up, but DUCKS the Hidden Blade! Ospreay tumbles but MJF is also down, too tired to sit back up. Ospreay crawls his way back over, sits MJF up, but MJF SPITS at him!! Ospreay gets REALLY mad now! MJF panics, Ospreay HEADBUTTS him! Ospreay reels MJF in, the fans say do it, and Ospreay says yes! Underhooks, one minute warning, but Ospreay isn’t sure which Storm Attack to use!

Ospreay hauls MJF up, to STORM…! NO, Ospreay stops short of the driver! They fans boo, they want him to end MJF but Ospreay says he’s not like that anymore. Ospreay drags MJF up , MJF SHOVES Ospreay into the ref!! The ref goes down, we’re under 20 seconds! Ospreay hurries over to MJF, DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING PUNCH!!! Cover, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

There was literally two seconds left, but MJF pulls it off!! The Wolf of Wrestling proves he’s still just a lowdown dirty snake, but he’s the snake that stole the gold from the #BillyGOAT. Medics help both guys get icepacks, water and oxygen, and MJF rises like a zombie to celebrate himself. The Scumbag may have survived The Aerial Assassin, but will he be ready to go All In against The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

Arkady Aura is with the Sussex County Chicken, as well as Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, and says they asked for this time to talk with each other. Caster says that’s right, because they know Mr. Briscoe is on Team AEW for Blood & Guts. They also know that Team AEW needs a couple more partners, and the only way Mark gets “The Best Wrestler Alive” on his side is when Caster & Bowens join the team together. Plus, The Acclaimed just beat The Bucks a couple weeks ago, they have their number, this is a no brainer! Bowens says that’s right! And they’re also this close to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions once again, they want a piece of The Bucks’ asses!

Plus, when you think AEW, you think The Acclaimed, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So they want in! Mark says that’s right! They had his back a couple weeks ago, so as far as he’s concerned, The Acclaimed is in, baby! But Mark’s not the only man calling the shots on this, if you understand what he’s saying. In steps AEW World Champion, Swerve Strickland. Swerve says listen! They’ve been through their fair share of squabbles, so he knows what Acclaimed is all about. Swerve’s also been in battles with The Briscoes, so he knows Dem Boys are real tough people. There is nobody better to go to war with than those you’ve battled against.

Therefore, “y’all ready to get violent?” The Acclaimed say hell yeah! Hands in, and Mark warns The Elite that Team AEW is coming for them! LET’S GO, BABY!! Bowens & Caster follow Briscoe out, Swerve nods, will this team be ready to rip apart The Elite? Will Swerve be ready for The Rainmaker later on tonight in the main event? Or will Kazuchika Okada rain on Swerve’s House and wash it away?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

The Redwood introduces to the “seeds, saplings, roots and most importantly, branches,” the Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! The “For The World” Champion is accompanied by “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith as he makes his way out here, waving to Little Rock. The fans boo but Jericho still smiles. “Hi, guys~! Y’know, Little Rock, you need to take a few lessons from The Learning Tree. This city is such a high-crime, violent city, 1,533 crimes for ever 100,000 people, you can do better than that! But let’s talk about Dynamite 250 for AEW, I was on the very first Dynamite, and I’ve been on almost every single one since.

“And the ones that I missed, the Branches were so angry, cards and letters filed in, so I made a promise, I’m never gonna miss another Dynamite again.” The fans boo but Jericho says he’ll be on every one, even until episode 500! It’s like he’s said: When you listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. And when you don’t, people get hurt, dammit! This isn’t right! Jericho is begging us all to listen to him! Look to those who haven’t. Shibata’s arm, Hook getting that fireball to his face, that’s horrible. And then Samoa Joe is literally driven through a wall because he wasn’t listening to The Learning Tree!

Jericho is begging us, this has to stop! People are getting hurt! At this point, everyone should realize they need to listen to Jericho. Surely everyone knows the teachings of Jericho are so important. Who would be crazy enough not to listen? Who would be psychotic enough not to use the teachings of Jericho? Who would be maniacal enough to- IS THAT MINORU SUZUKI!? Jericho is very worried seeing the Meanest Man in the World returning here to AEW! Suzuki has a paper in his hands, but what could it be? Suzuki goes to the ring and fans get fired up. Suzuki waits, and he steps in at “KAZE NI NARE~!”

Suzuki stares Jericho down while the fans cheer him on. Suzuki looks at the FTW Championship, then he snatches Jericho’s mic. “Next week…” Suzuki holds up the paper, Keith snatches it, and Keith reads it for Jericho. This is an official order from AEW management. The Redwood AND Bad Apple are banned from ringside for Jericho VS Suzuki, an FTW Championship match! Suzuki then HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Bill goes to help Jericho and Keith backs up. Suzuki grins and waves, “Bye, guys~!” Jericho looks to be fearing for his life now that he knows there is someone crazy enough to ignore his teachings. Will the King of Pancrase cut down The Learning Tree?

 

The Elite speak.

Nicholas asks Matthew and Okada if they heard all that. The Elite heard what The Acclaimed, Mark Briscoe and Swerve Strickland had to say, and it is ridiculous! What pisses them off even more is that The Acclaimed think they’re just gonna become two-time AEW Tag Team Champions. Not on their watch! Matt says what those guys need is a reminder about just who the hecc they are! This is THE Elite, the greatest team in AEW. And after next week, they’ll have all the gold and all the power! Nick points out it won’t be all the gold. Swerve is still AEW World Champion. Well, Matt says after what they do to Swerve, that title might just end up vacated.

Because see, they’re dealing with the most dangerous people in the business. They’re going up against The Young Bucks, the greatest tag team ever. They’re dealing with the Continental Champion, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. They’re dealing with the unpredictable Scapegoat, the TNT Champion, Jack Perry. And Matt’s favorite part: making his return to The Elite, Hangman Adam Page! And oh, in steps the TBS Champion, Mercedes Mone! The CEO says hi to the EVPs, and she thanks them for banning Britt Baker from even being backstage tonight so that she can’t ruin Dynamite 250 for them.

Matt says let’s just say there’s no drama coming from The DMD to the CEO, via the EVPs. Okada whispers something to Matt and Matt asks if Mone will do the dance for them. Oh, her CEO shuffle? Of course! C E O! C E O! Ok, got to go~! Mone heads out, Okada wipes himself down. He claims it’s just really hot back here. Matt & Nick say okay, sure. But will The CEO still be golden like The Elite? Or will she end up the Native Beast’s next meal?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

Well, as we just heard, there will be no Britt Baker anywhere tonight because that is how bad she got under The CEO’s skin. Mone even made sure this Open Challenge would not allow Britt to answer it, so in steps a different former AEW Women’s World Champion. Will Mone find there are threats all over the AEW roster? Or will she still be making that double champion type bank?

The introductions are made, the teal title is raised, and we see who is truly the Face of TBS!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, and Mone tries but she can’t push Nyla back at all! Nyla puts Mone in a corner, Mone goes up the ropes, but the ref counts. Nyla lets off but Mone scuffs her. Nyla is annoyed, but she mocks Mone’s dance. Nyla runs up, Mone leaps over, but then Nyla runs up again. Mone gets around, waistlocks, but Nyla THROWS her away! The fans rally, Nyla storms up but Mone drop toeholds her onto ropes! Mone CLUBS and stomps away on Nyla. Mone drags Nyla up to stomp into a corner, but the ref counts. Mone digs her boots in, but lets off at 4.

Mone backs off to then storm back up and drag Nyla up. Mone talks trash, but Nyla reels her in! Nyla suplexes, and she holds Mone up, does a squat or two, but Mone slips free! Mone CLUBS Nyla, runs, but Nyla scoops her! Nyla stops the tilt-o-whirl, and shouts, “Have you lost your mind?!” Nyla suplexes to hang Mone out to dry! Nyla KNEES Mone, goes to the corner and climbs, and the fans fire up for the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Nyla drags Money to the cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Nyla is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla drags Mone up, ELBOWS her down, then she drags Mone into a backbreaker rack across her knee! Mone endures, even as Nyla pushes her down! Mone fights free with kicks, then fires forearms. Nyla ROCKS Mone right back! Nyla then torture racks Mone to thrash her around! Mone endures, slips down, but Nyla blocks the arm-drag! Nyla whips Mone into the corner, then runs in, only for Mone to move! Nyla POSTS herself, then Mone goes to the apron. Mone BOOTS Nyla into the post! Nyla falls back, Mone soaks up the cheers and jeers, then she sits Nyla down. METEORA! Mone drags Nyla to a cover, TWO!

Mone is upset so she rains down fists! The ref reprimands, Mone lets off to swagger around. Mone stalks Nyla, stomps her around, then bumps her off buckles. Mone stands Nyla up for forearm after forearm, then she climbs up to rain down fists! Mone goes to nine, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Nyla brings Mone off the corner! Mone RANAS Nyla away, hurries to run, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO! Mone is frustrated but Nyla’s a former champion for a reason. Mone drags Nyla up, and clamps on with a COBRA TWIST! Nyla endures, even as Mone puts on the pressure. Mone ELBOWS Nyla in the ribs, but Nyla powers out with a hip toss!

Mone stands, blocks a boot and KNEES Nyla back. Mone runs, slips around, and has a SLEEPER! Dynamite 250 returns to single picture while Nyla starts to fade! The fans rally, Nyla fights up, and she swings Mone around into a facelock! Nyla snap suplexes Money away! The fans fire up while Mone flounders to a corner. Nyla snarls, rises up, and runs in to back body block! And then LARIAT! Mone staggers back up, Nyla runs in at the corner and SPLASHES! Mone sits down, Nyla fires up and Little Rock is with her! CANNONBALL! Nyla drags Mone to a cover, TWO!! Mone survives, showing why she’s been champion all over the world.

Nyla snarls, and she goes up the corner. Mone stands to kick the leg! Nyla falls, Mone goes up and up to VADER BOMB! Nyla sputters, Mone gets moving, BOOT WASH! Mone pushes Nyla, goes up the corner, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Mone can’t believe it! Mone drags Nyla up, turns her, but Nyla’s too big to Gory Especial! Nyla RAMS Mone into the corner, the fans duel, but Nyla puts Mone up top. Nyla then climbs up to have Mone’s arm. But Mone fires elbows on Nyla! Mone adjusts position, and SUPER BULLDOGS! Mone then brings out a glove, all to mock Britt!

Mone puts on her glove, spells out “C! E! O!” RINGS OF SATURN, and then the LOCKJAW!! Nyla BITES Mone’s fingers!! That’s what Mone gets! But then DRIBBLES Nyla’s face off the mat, and puts on the STATEMENT MAKER! Nyla taps, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)

Mone may not be able to do it like The DMD, but she still wins out and holds up both belts. Mone then spots a fan with a sign, “DMD > CEO,” and she snatches that sign! Mone RIPS the sign up, and the fan wearing the Sting mask is upset. That fan pie faces Mone!? Because surprise! It’s BRITT BAKER!! The DMD suck into the show and The CEO is running for her life!! Security surrounds Mone to shield her from Britt! The guards then swarm Britt, and Mone is safe, for now. Will Britt have her Wembley Stadium moment with Mone whether Mone likes it or not?

 

Jack Perry speaks.

The Scapegoat flips a coin, then tells Darby Allin, “You wanted to get my attention? Well, you’ve got it now. All you had to do was ask. Did you really have to go and hurt Brandon Cutler? Maybe what I mean to say is, do you think I give a s*it about Brandon Cutler?” He is standing OVER Brandon! And then THROWS him through a door! Jack SMACKS Brandon off a boiler, then tells Darby to come find Jack tonight. Then Jack will show Darby what real sacrifice looks like. Will The Relentless One get that fight with the TNT Champion after all?

 

Toni Storm is here!

The Leading Lady is back so soon after how brutally Mariah May betrayed her? Wait, no… That’s Mariah May taking her cosplay to a new level. The understudy is now portraying the part of AEW Women’s World Champion as she menacingly makes her way down to the ring. The fans boo the protege for how she did Toni Storm dirty, but Mariah grabs a mic for herself. The fans chant for Toni but Mariah sighs. “Let’s be honest. You all saw it coming. Everybody saw it coming, except Toni Storm.” The fans boo but Mariah says that woman is so desperate for the spotlight, she didn’t realize she was giving it all away.

“The question shouldn’t be ‘why,’ the question should be, ‘Mariah, what took you so long?’ Honestly, I didn’t think it would last this long either. But it was so… easy! And I was having so much fun stringing her along, I just wanted to see how far it would go. But then, I saw Wembley. And I thought, ‘Why take the old horse out back when I can kill it in front of as many people as possible?” The fans boo more but Mariah says she’s been Toni Storm, and now she can be so much more! Fans chant “We Want Toni!” and Mariah smirks. Mariah tells Toni not to worry, she still loves her. In fact, she’s never loved her more than when Toni was on her knees, screaming and crying Mariah’s name. “That was your greatest performance.”

As for Mariah’s greatest performance, that will be at All In! The fans boo more but Mariah says now, AEW is All About Mariah! Mariah then lies back on the mat to revel in it just like Toni would. But will Toni make sure Mariah suffers far worse than what she gave Toni?

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

The Bang Bang Gang returned backstage but they’re asked about being stripped of the Unified World Trios Championships. Juice said hold on, they ain’t been stripped of nothing. Whoever wants these belts will have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands! But then Christopher Daniels and a couple refs appear backstage, and the Fallen Angel knows it isn’t the most popular decision, nor is it fair to the champs, but that’s the rules of AEW. Austin says he isn’t taking these belts! Daniels says it’s either that or they’re suspended and they don’t get a chance to fight for them against The Patriarchy.

Colten says fine, take ’em. Take all nine belts! Daniels gathers them up and Austin tells Christian Cage that they are not scared of a guy with a daddy fetish, some TikTok kid, a stepmom straight outta Brazzers, and a giant lizard! Juice says what will happen is The Collision Cowboys come home, and they come home with their little hardware homies! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make sure Captain Charisma and his “sons” never touch the gold? Or can no one stop The Patriarchy from taking over AEW?

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

It is a Champion VS Champion showdown to close this milestone episode, but no titles are on the line. However, Blood & Guts is just next week, and each side is looking for momentum. Will Little Rock belong to Swerve’s House? Or will The Rainmaker prove he’s the top champion in AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The two tie up, Okada headlocks for the takeover but Swerve headscissors. Okada kips free, roles reverse, but then Okada headscissors. Swerve kips free, blocks the takeover this time, and he brings Okada up to power out. Okada avoids the hurdle, BOOTS back, then runs. Swerve rolls to trip Okada, then runs. Okada avoids the House Call, waistlocks then ripcords, but Swerve ducks the lariat! Swerve half nelsons but Okada fights out! Swerve arm-drags, Okada headscissors, Swerve kips up, and fans fire up for the stare down!

Swerve grins but Okada brushes things off. The two reset, knuckle lock, and Okada kicks low! Okada CLUBS Swerve, ROCKS him with a forearm, then scoops. Swerve slips free, Okada runs up, but Swerve goes up and over to roll Okada up. Okada rolls through but Swerve EDDY GORDO RANAS! The fans fire up, Swerve runs to UPPERCUT Okada! Swerve snapmares Okada, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Swerve hits the Griddy and fans cheer! Swerve even mocks the Rainmaker pose! Okada sits up and glares at Swerve. Swerve eggs Okada on, so Okada ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Okada back!

The forearms go back and forth, then they pick up speed! Okada dares Swerve to hit him, so Swerve kicks low! Swerve whips, Okada reverses to then FLAPJACK! Swerve tumbles out of the ring but Okada pursues. Okada runs up to kick and DDT to the floor! Swerve writhes and Okada just watches him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ring count climbs, but Okada drags Swerve up. Okada brings Swerve over, SMACKS him off steps, and he stalks Swerve around the way. Okada SMACKS Swerve off the steps again! Okada refreshes the count, then pursues Swerve. Swerve rolls into the ring but Okada drags him out. Okada RAMS Swerve into the barriers! The fans are torn but Okada just goes back into the ring. Swerve rolls in, Okada drags him up, but Swerve fires body shots! Swerve shoves Okada, fireman’s carries, but Okada fights free to go for an arm! Then he hits a NECKBREAKER! Okada watches Swerve flounder away, then storms up on him.

Okada brings Swerve up but Swerve pushes him into a corner. Okada CLUBS Swerve down, whips corner to corner hard, and Swerve falls to his knees. Okada runs in to ELBOW Swerve, and Swerve falls again. Okada rests against ropes, taking Swerve a little lightly here, but he goes back over. Okada brings Swerve up to ROCK him, then UPPERCUT him! Swerve goes to a corner, but he fires forearms in return! Okada eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires more shots! Okada UPPERCUTS Swerve again! Swerve drops to his knees, and Okada kicks him. Okada eggs Swerve on, the fans rally up, and Okada scuffs Swerve.

Swerve SLAPS Okada! Swerve fires forearms but Okada doesn’t budge! Okada eggs Swerve on, Dynamite 250 returns to single picture, and Swerve throws more forearms! Okada roars, runs up, but Swerve ducks to then RISING HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, Swerve shakes that off to storm back up on Okada. Swerve whips, Okada reverses, but Swerve BOOTS Okada! Swerve goes up but Okada DROPKICKS him down! Swerve ends up on the apron, Nana coaches him up and the fans rally. Swerve rises, drags himself up, but Okada storms out after him. Okada scoops Swerve but Swerve holds ropes to stop the driver!

Swerve CLUBS Okada, is free, and he fireman’s carries! Okada flails free, swings, but Swerve HOTSHOTS Okada away! Swerve then slingshots in, somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! Gator roll to the deadlift and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Okada survives that and Swerve grows frustrated. Swerve shakes out his arms, then goes to a corner. Okada sits up in a daze but Swerve goes up. Okada hurries to anchor Swerve! Okada brings Swerve down to CLAW his face! The ref reprimands, Okada lets off, but then Okada brings Swerve out in the Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Okada pretends to be upset but then he’s stone faced as he drags Swerve up. Okada scoops and SLAMS Swerve, then he climbs the corner. Nana warns Swerve, but the MACHO ELBOW still hits! Okada rises, the fans boo, and Okada Rainmaker MIDDLE FINGERS! But Swerve victory rolls him! TWO!! Okada runs up and stops the discus, to DISCUS miss as Swerve goes Matrix! Swerve kips up to mule kick, CLUB, BOOT, and- DROPKICK from Okada! The fans fire up while both men are down! The ref starts a standing count and the fans rally up. Both men sit up at 5 of 10, and Okada flounders to a corner.

Swerve runs up, blocks a boot and CLUBS the leg! Okada tries again but Swerve slips around to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Then right into a powerbomb to POWERSLAM! Swerve hurries up the corner, takes aim, KILL- NO, Okada dodges! Okada scoops and TOMBSTONE!! Okada roars because he’s not done! He drags Swerve up, ripcords, RAIN- JUMPING STOMPS!! The fans are thunderous and Swerve aims from a corner! “Whose House?” THE BUCKS ATTACK SWERVE!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Elite doesn’t care about the win anymore, because they’re looking to hurt Swerve! But wait, here comes The Acclaimed! they brawl with The Bucks! But then Jack Perry shows up to CLOBBER Caster! But then here comes Mark Briscoe! Chicken DECKS Matt, DECKS Jack, and DECKS Nick! Team AEW stands tall together, but Jack comes back for more! Jack whips Briscoe, but he dodges Jack to DIVE onto the Bucks! The fans fire up as Mark goes back for Jack, only to end up in the DRAPING DDT! The Scapegoat fancies himself a Viper, does he? But then HOUSE CALL for Jack Perry!

The AEW World Champion stands tall and Little Rock is thunderous! But then, here comes The Black Hat. Swerve turns around to glare at Hangman as he storms down, glaring at Swerve! The fans are thunderous again, but then Okada trips Swerve up! Okada drags Swerve out, but then Bowens does the same to Hangman! The brawl is going all over the ringside area but it is still 5v4 in favor of The Elite! Security rushes out here to stop this, and The Elite uses the security as their shields! BUT WAIT! Darby Allin is here!! Jack did call him out, so here he comes! Jack looks around, where could he be?

Wait! LOOK UP! Darby drops in from the rafters just like The Icon, Sting! And so now we have 5v5!! The brawl is on again and Little Rock is losing their minds! Security and refs hurry in to stop this, but the security gets thrown aside! Jack is after Darby, Mark helps Darby against him, but then Mark has to fight off Nick! Darby dribbles Jack off the floor! Jack RAMS Darby into railing, Mark returns to help Darby! Security finally separates the factions, which is just fine by The Bucks! But will nothing stop Team AEW from destroying this corrupt Elite once and for all?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. They only advertised three matches, and it turns out that’s all we needed. Ospreay VS MJF was made the opener so they could just go off and give us almost an hour of their best stuff. It kinda makes some PPV matches feel lesser now, but hey, a match of the year candidate is still a match of the year candidate, no matter if it’s TV or PPV. MJF winning out surprised me, but he did cheat so that protects Ospreay. I was hoping for Ospreay VS Pac at All In, but I suppose “The Scumbag VS The Bastard” makes for some fun build. And with how much MJF was taunting Garcia, this has to mean Garcia shows up at All In to go after MJF.

TV Time with Jericho was properly short because we can’t actually drag the show to a screeching halt after how awesome Ospreay VS MJF was. As Jericho started listing qualities like “crazy” and “maniacal,” I just felt Suzuki showing up. Suzuki getting his FTW Championship match with Jericho next week is great, but I’m still thinking Jericho retains. Now, while Keith & Bill are banned from ringside, nothing is stopping Hook from showing up. Hook could go after Jericho after he retains, and that sets up Jericho VS Hook for All In. Which would be interesting because that makes it back to back All In shows for Hook and this FTW Championship.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang with Daniels, but like, so filler. Who needed to see them hand over the belts? Or rather, why couldn’t they have figured out to do that during Collision? Very good promo from Mariah May where she completes her transformation into Toni Storm’s replacement. She even phrased it “All About Mariah” to nod how this has been All About Eve the movie, in wrestling form. The fans kept going “What?” just cuz she was taking things slowly, which is rude, but I do feel she could’ve been faster about it. She was definitely going for something with her pacing, but maybe she was also just filling for a little more time. Toni will surely have a response next week or something, though.

Very good promo from Acclaimed with Mark Briscoe and Swerve to establish the Acclaimed joining Team AEW, and very good response promo from The Elite to call them out on it. Though, what a weird detail for Okada to be a Mone simp. He’s married for crying out loud! But that aside, Mone is still tangentially a part of The Elite, and she had a very good match with Nyla tonight. Mone of course found the way to win, but I do appreciate Britt gives us a Sting shoutout by wearing the Sting mask before revealing she was here. Mone running scared was pretty funny, and yeah duh, this match is happening at All In.

In relation, very good promo from Jack Perry, even if poor Brandon had to get beat up again. Jack calling Darby out was good foreshadowing for Darby’s own Sting tribute, and I figured last week that Darby Allin was going to be Team AEW for Blood & Guts. Great main event from Swerve VS Okada that The Bucks of course had to “ruin” to save Okada from a legit loss. At the same time, this keeps either champion from owing the other a title match so close to All In. Great brawl to give us the full 5v5, Blood & Guts is going to be some wild stuff, and it can definitely go either with so many champions involved this time. However, as Mark Briscoe is the only one whose rivalry is NOT in Blood & Guts, he probably takes the loss for Team AEW.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/13/24)

Collision of Honor!

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Who will head to Arlington, Texas?

Mark Briscoe will defend his ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor, but will it be Roderick Strong or Dalton Castle that gets their shot?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington; Takeshita wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shawn Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark; The Bang Bang Gang wins.
  • ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong VS Dalton Castle; Roddy wins and will challenge for the title at Death Before Dishonor.
  • Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless; Nyla wins.
  • Top Flight VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty; Top Flight wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron; Skye wins.
  • Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom; The Kingdom wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington!

The Alpha of the Don Callis Family is still hunting down championship opportunities, but titles are more elusive than you’d think. Will tonight be Takeshita’s night to earn a shot? Or will he underestimate the new Dynamite Kid?

The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two circle. The two tie up, and Takeshita shoves Tommy away! Takeshita eggs Tommy on, they tie up again, and Tommy arm-drags Takeshita! The two circle again, Tommy headlocks, but Takeshita powers out. They RAM shoulders, RAM shoulders again, and again! Takeshita BOOTS Tommy, whips, but Tommy runs Takeshita over! The fans fire up while Takeshita bails out and dusts himself off. The fans rally, Tommy waits on Takeshita, and Takeshita goes back to the ring. Takeshita and Tommy circle again, tie up, and Takeshita puts Tommy in a corner. Tommy powers back, they go along the ropes and into another corner.

The ref counts, Takeshita pie faces Tommy, but Tommy SHOTGUSN him! Takeshita comes back, Tommy dodges to headlocks but Takeshita powers out. Tommy ducks ‘n’ dodges and runs Takeshita over! Tommy keeps going but Takeshita dodges the dropkick! Takeshita smirks and ROCKS Tommy with right hands. The ref reprimands but Takeshita stomps Tommy and CHOKES him on ropes. The ref counts, Takeshita lets off to whip, but Tommy reverses. Takeshita stops himself, but Tommy runs up to CROSSBODY! Both men fall out of the ring and the fans rally up. Tommy CLUBS Takeshita, then scoops to SLAM!

The fans rally and Tommy drags Takeshita back up. Tommy smacks Takeshita off the apron, SMACKS him off it again, and again! Tommy RAMS Takeshita into the railing, then sends him back into the ring. Tommy climbs a corner while Takeshita is down, but then Takeshita springs up! Takeshita trips Tommy up top and fires some elbows. Takeshita smirks, goes up and he fires shots., Tommy gives those back, and then Tommy HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Takeshita roars, and then BITES Tommy on the head! Takeshita drags Tommy to the very top, SUPER DUPER PLEX! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Tommy stays in this. Takeshita clamps on a chinlock, Tommy endures, and fights up as the fans rally. Takeshita KNEES Tommy in the back, and KNEES him again! Takeshita has the motorcycle stretch but Tommy still endures. The fans rally up, Takeshita keeps the stretch on Tommy, but Tommy powers up! Tommy fights to turn this, but Takeshita turns things back onto Tommy. Tommy still endures, so Takeshita ROCKS him! Tommy ROCKS Takeshita! They go forearm to forearm and fans fire up. Takeshita ROCKS Tommy! Takeshita scoops, Tommy slips free, but Takeshita switches. They go around and around, Takeshita POSTS Tommy!

The fans boo but Takeshita soaks it all up. Tommy is writhing on the floor as Collision goes picture in picture.

Takeshita goes out to fetch Tommy, but he’s in no hurry. Takeshita whips Tommy hard into railing! Tommy falls in a heap but Takeshita storms up. Takeshita drags Tommy up and into the ring, then wrenches him for a whip. Tommy hits the buckles hard! Takeshita snarls as he storms up and stands Tommy up. Takeshita whips, Tommy KICKS! Takeshita ROLLING ELBOWS in return! Tommy falls but Takeshita sits him up into a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Tommy down, but Tommy pries at the grip! The fans rally, Tommy rises up, and Tommy fires body shots. Takeshita CLAWS Tommy’s eyes! The ref reprimands while Tommy staggers away.

Takeshita runs corner to corner but Tommy dodges! Takeshita goes up and out to the floor! The cameraman got out of the way this time, he learned from Mortis landing on him last week. Takeshita shakes out the bad leg, but Tommy goes to a corner. Tommy climbs up, takes aim, and Collision returns to single picture as he SUPER CROSSBODIES! Down goes Takeshita and the fans fire up! Tommy puts Takeshita in and goes up again. Calgary fires up as Tommy MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tommy kips up, the fans fire up, and he whips. Tommy LARIATS Takeshita and then snap suplexes! Even Callis admits Tommy is impressive!

Tommy climbs up a corner, but Takeshita rises to ROCK him again! Takeshita then ROCKET LAUNCHES Tommy! The fans boo but Takeshita lines up a shot. Tommy slowly rises, fans rally up, but Takeshita runs corner to corner, only for Tommy to dodge! Tommy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirls! And he manages a gut wrench!? Takeshita flips that around on Tommy and tuck shim in! But Tommy kicks and flails, to gut wrench back! TOMBSTONE!! But Tommy can’t make the cover! The fans rally even harder as Tommy crawls to a corner. Tommy drags himself up to the top, and the fans fire up again!

Tommy aims to DYNAMITE DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP! Takeshita shakes his head and wags his finger, he wasn’t gonna get hit with that one. Takeshita snarls and watches Tommy go to the apron. Takeshita storms up, drags him up, suplexes, but Tommy slips free! The standing switch returns again and again, and Takeshita snatches Tommy into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tommy survives that whirlpool but Takeshita hauls him up! Takeshita vows to end this, but Tommy slips out of the bomb! Takeshita blocks the cradle to suplex! Tommy slips free again, O’Conner Roll! TWO!!

Takeshita is up, and he BOOTS Tommy! Tommy wobbles, but he ELBOWS back! Tommy whips, Takeshita breaks through the lariat, to LARIAT!! The fans boo but Takeshita takes aim again. Tommy sits up, into the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, Takeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Callis is calling it “The T Trigger,” as if to poke fun at Kenny Omega. But whatever the move’s name, it was a big win for Takeshita. Callis joins Takeshita in the ring to celebrate, but Callis also has a mic. “I have something important to say.” The fans boo even more now. Callis says “This young man right here, he wrestled the match of a lifetime against Takeshita. C’mon, kid.” Tommy sits up and Callis introduces himself. And he says that was a tremendous effort. When Callis looks at Tommy, just 23 years old, the blood of the original Dynamite Kid in his veins, Callis says Tommy has everything he is looking for.

In fact, Callis was thinking on this back. He remembered his mentor, Bad News Allen, was also a mentor to Dynamite Kid. Now, Callis can be Tommy’s mentor. The fans boo but Callis says Bad News and Dynamite Kid would want this! So let’s seal the deal with a handshake! Welcome to the Don Callis Family! The fans boo and say “NO! NO! NO!” Tommy is conflicted. But he takes the handshake?! Callis smiles and asks for an official answer. Tommy looks him in the eyes, and says, “Kiss my ass!” Callis is furious! He SLAPS Tommy! Takeshita says hold on, they can still make this work. But then Tommy grabs Callis!

Takeshita CLUBS Tommy down, stomps him, and even Callis gets his shots in. He calls for back-up, and here comes Kyle Fletcher! The Aussie Arrow steps in to get his shots in! They stand Tommy up so Callis can swing on Tommy! WAIT! FTR is here!? Calgary fires up as Cash & Dax storm out here! The Top Guys throw hands with Fletcher & Takeshita! The fans fire up for FTR as Dax CHOPS Takeshita down! Cash CLUBS away on Kyle, Kyle flops out of the ring, and Callis has his family regroup and retreat! Dax offers a hand, and Tommy takes it. The fans cheer as FTR and Tommy stand tall together. Will they make the Callis Family learn a thing about respect?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shaun Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark!

Juice Robinson & The Gunns are here, and these #CollisionCowboys are looking to keep up their momentum as AEW heads for Wembley. Will the Unified World Trios Champions be more than ready to go All In?

The trios sort out and the fans rally for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” as he starts against Moore. Juice gives Moore a free shot, so Moore headlocks him. Juice powers up and out, tags Colten, and then Colten tags Austin. Bang Bang Gang hit a body shot, KNEE LIFT, and LARIAT! Juice adds a SENTON, then Colten SPINNING SPLASHES! Austin runs to “GUNS UP!” AX HANDLE! The ref reprimands, but Austin brings Moore around. Austin makes Moore do gun fingers, then he back suplexes. Moor lands out, hot tag to MARC! But Austin dodges, dodges, then trips MARC! Austin says bang bang, tag to Colten.

The Gunns get MARC up, and Colten DROPKICKS him down! Guns Up fist bump! London runs in but Juice JABS, JABS, and JABS! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! London falls out, Juice says beat MARC’s ass! Feed to the 3:10 TO YUMA! Cover, Bang Bang Gang wins!

Winners: The Bang Bang Gang, by pinfall

Bullet Club Gold made quick work of this match, and then Austin gets a mic. He hands that to Colten and Colten says, “Guns up for my Calgary Gold Members~! Alright, the good news is, you got to see the Bang Bang Gang, the best trios champions in the world! The bad news, last week, that turtleneck douchebag, Christian, hurt Jay White. But it’s okay, because as a quarter of the Trios Champions,” Juice can now officially BE a champion! Juice says well, he hates to say they were right but they were right. Tony Khan should’ve anointed Juice when he was told to. Now he has no choice! So with Jay White on the bench, you are lookin’ at THE A E W Unified Trios Champions!

But then someone says hold on, hold on. Christopher Daniels is here, and he doesn’t wanna make the bad news worse, but the thing is… When a team member gets hurt, they cannot allow a substitute. The fans are upset but Daniels says he must STRIP the Bang Bang Gang of those titles! Bullet Club Gold is mad, they thought Daniels was cool! But wait, here comes The Patriarchy… Christian Cage leads Mother Shayna, his “Prodigy Son” Nick Wayne, and Killswitch-Luchasaurus out. Christian tells Calgary to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts business. Now, Daniels, that is the right call by stripping the Bang Bang Gang.

Now make another right call and anoint The Patriarchy the NEW champions right here and right now! The fans boo that even more! Daniels tells Christian to hold on. Tony Khan is not gonna like that idea any better. But here’s an idea Daniels has that TK is sure to love. Let’s have a Trios Championship match of The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy, the winners become THE Unified Trios Champions! Austin says let’s make it even easier! Let’s just do it here and now in Calgary! And if Christian ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for him! GUNS UP!

Christian asks if Bang Bang Gang really wants to do this here and now. YES! Well, then that depends on if the fans want it. The fans cheer “YES! YES! YES!” Well of course they do, they are so desperate to see a championship since The Flames will never get one. That said, the Patriarchy ARE the next champions, BUT they aren’t tarnishing their victory by having it in Calgary. See you down the road, Bang Bang Gang. Captain Charisma is crafty, when and where will he and his “sons” step up to the challenge?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai says, “Writing history is a delicate thing, Arlington, Texas. Because next week, you will be witness when The House of Black starts building what will be the foundation of Wembley.” Brody King barks, but what could they mean by that?

 

AEW shares Jeff Jarrett’s reunion with Martha & Oje Hart.

Never in Double J’s wildest dreams could he have imagined being in Calgary for his friend. After Wednesday Night Dynamite, the world now knows how special Owen Hart was as not just a wrestler but as a man. Martha is so happy that AEW has been able to honor Owen. Owen would be so happy to see this tribute. Oje says it was here in the Stampede Park that he and Jarrett met over 25 years ago. He’s never felt closer to his dad than doing these events.

Jarrett may not have won this year’s Owen Hart Cup, but can he make sure next year’s is even bigger and better?

 

ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Dalton Castle w/ The Outrunners!

Death Before Dishonor is less than two weeks away, and Mark Briscoe needs himself a challenger! Two former ROH World Champions, who are no strangers to each other, do battle once again to become such a challenger. Will it be the Savior of the Backbreaker or The Peacock that faces The Sussex County Chicken in Arlington?

The bell rings, the two circle, and The Kingdom is already barking at Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd. Roddy and Castle tie up, Castle waistlocks but Roddy wrenches. Roddy slaps Castle around and taunts him. Castle rolls away to ropes and cools of. The fans rally up, the two circle again, and Castle picks a leg to trip Roddy and gator roll him. Castle waistlocks but Roddy goes under the ropes. The ref counts and Calgary is behind Castle as he lets Roddy go. Roddy bails out and regroups with The Kingdom. Taven blocks out the Castle chants, then Roddy rushes in. Castle gets around to waistlock and wrangle Roddy!

Roddy fights up, Castle shifts, but Roddy fights off the chinlock. Castle pushes him to a cover, ONE, but Castle holds onto a leg to keep Roddy down. Roddy BOOTS Castle with the other leg! Castle bails out and he regroups with his new boys, The Outrunners. They pump up for him, and the flexing inspires him! Castle feels that energy, he starts doing laps around the ring, though staying away from The Kingdom. Castle gets in to fire off forearms and CHOPS on Roddy! Castle lifts Roddy but Roddy scrambles onto the ropes. Roddy ROCKS Castle, bumps him off buckles again and again, then goes up the corner.

Castle trips Roddy up! Castle goes to the apron, runs in from the adjacent corner, and he KNEES Roddy to the floor! The fans fire up and Castle flexes! Roddy regroups with The Kingdom again but Castle storms his way over. The Kingdom stands in his way, and Roddy sucker punches Castle! Roddy pushes Castle to the ring but Castle tiger feint RANAS! The fans fire up and Castle puts Roddy in the ring. Castle argues with Taven, old rivalry there too. The Outrunners get in The Kingdom’s faces, and they flex on ’em! But then Roddy WRECKS Castle with a dropkick! Roddy hauls Castle up to BARRIER BACK SUPLEX!

The Kingdom gloats while the fans boo, and Roddy shouts “Who’s the man now?!” while Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy SLAPS Castle with the foam guard, then puts him in the ring. The ref has The Kingdom and Outrunners stand down. Roddy stomps Castle, drags him up, and puts him in a corner. Roddy CHOPS Castle, CHOPS again, but Castle ROCKS Roddy with a forearm! Castle CHOPS, but Roddy kicks low and fires off hands! Roddy clamps onto Castle with a chinlock and grinds him down. Castle endures, fights up as the fans rally, and he fires body shots. Castle is free, but Roddy DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Castle with another chinlock, but Castle endures. Roddy shifts it into a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Castle endures being bent back, pries at the grip, but then Roddy fishhooks his face! The ref reprimands, The Outrunners rally as hard as they can as Castle continues to fight, but Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Roddy pushes Castle to a cover, TWO! Castle is still in this but Roddy tells him to stay down. Roddy tells fans to shut up, and he kicks Castle around. Castle goes to ropes, Roddy drags him up, and then CHOPS! Castle staggers, Roddy scuffs him, and then Roddy storms up. Castle blocks a kick to reel Roddy in for a BIG back suplex! The fans fire up as Castle roars! Castle rises, Roddy runs up, but Castle blocks a punch to DECK him! And DECK him again! And again! Roddy goes to a corner, Castle runs in to JUMP KNEE! And LARIAT! And JULIE NEWMAR BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!

Castle is annoyed but he CLUBS away on Roddy with elbows, then KNEES Roddy in the side. Castle waistlocks, but Roddy pries the hold open. Roddy ELBOWS Castle, swings, but into an EXPLODER SUPLEX! The fans fire up and Roddy rises. But Castle just hits him with another EXPLODER! And then Castle waistlocks, but Roddy grabs the corner! The ref counts, Castle lets go at 4, but then he JUMP KNEES again! The fans fire up and The Outrunners say one more! Castle goes corner to corner but Roddy dodges! Castle tumbles up and out and Taven talks trash on him. The ref tells Taven to back up.

The ring count starts, The Outrunners storm up on The Kingdom. Roddy goes to the apron to join Castle, and he waistlocks. Castle fires elbows but Roddy fires body shots. Castle clings to ropes but Roddy CLUBS him. Roddy hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Roddy shoves Castle in, covers, TWO! Castle shows that toughness that made him a champion, but Roddy is aiming for his head. Roddy runs up, Castle dodges, and Alabama Lift! BANGAAAA- NO, Roddy victory rolls! Castle sits on the cover, TWO!! Roddy escapes, stands up, and he runs in, but back into the Alabama Lift! BANGAAA- NO, Roddy slips free and STRONG KNEES! Cover, RODDY WINS!!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender tot he ROH World Championship)

That was almost a knockout victory there! That’s how strong Roddy is, but will he prove he’s the strongest when he takes on Mark Briscoe? Speaking of…

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now the fine gentlemen in the AEW front office blessed me with a week off. Thank you very much, folks. But ain’t no weeks off around here, baby! Ain’t no days off around here! This is Sandy Bah God Fork, Delaware. We dem boys, baby! Ain’t no days off! I’ve been in this ring for hours now, bustin’ my ass, gettin’ my lungs right. Cuz in just a matter of a couple weeks, I got Blood & Guts comin’ up, Team AEW VS The Elite. Blood & Guts! The Elite! I think y’all’re a little over dressed for Blood & Guts. You might get some blood or your guts on your suits. I’m a chicken farmer, baby! Blood & Guts is what I do! That’s my currency, baby! Blood, guts, ‘n’ chicken *hit!”

Mark says The Elite can’t get dirty, they can’t get down with him! And not only that, but just earlier on this very evening, he just found out, two nights later, after Nashville, Tennessee, Blood & Guts, it’ll be Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong in Dallas, Texas, for the ROH World title. Roddy, you a former world champion yourself, and they’ve done this dance many times. But hey, Mark is a bit wiser. He only had two kids back then. Look at the salt in his pepper. See that wisdom? But he also knows “OC,” Orange Cassidy, and Kyle O’Reilly are gonna do their thing taking out Bennett & Taven. “Roddy, in Texas, yo ass is MINE!”

 

Program loading.

“Holo.grm” is coming to AEW, but just who is he? We find out, next week!

 

Stokely Hathaway & Kris Statlander talk backstage.

Big Stoke appreciates what Stat did last Wednesday night. Kris says that was divine. Stoke played the gifs over and over again. Lexy Nair walks over to ask them about that moment they got involved with Willow Nightingale’s match. What were their intentions? Their intentions? C’mon, Lexy, you know Stokely’s a hater and Kris is petty, so there was no way they were gonna let Willow get away with what she did to them. Stokely tells Willow that he hoped Kris had knocked some sense into her, but it seems he’s talking to someone whose favorite color is the number three.

Stoke will out and say it! Willow is the biggest con artist in AEW history! Every week, Willow walks out here to preach positivity and that smiling will make everything work out. Well, Willow, how has everything worked out for you? Stoke doesn’t think it’s gone well at all. Truth be told, everything Willow has gotten this year has been because of Stoke & Kris. There is an old saying: “I’ve brought you into this world and I can take you out.” Kris says this will never end for Willow. Kris & Stoke storm off, but what more can they possibly do to the Babe with the Power now?

 

Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless!

The Native Beast is back in AEW, looking to return to the top of the food chain. Will Ava just be an appetizer? Or will “The Hellion” make Nyla lose her appetite?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Ava. The two tie up, Nyla waistlocks but Ava fires elbows. Ava is free, she fires more shots, then winds up to ROCK Nyla! Ava runs, ducks Nyla’s lariat and wrenches, but Nyla stuffs the STO! Nyla choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Ava! The fans fire up as Nyla storms around. Ava stands up, Nyla SPLASHES her in the corner! Then Nyla whips Ava back in, reels her in, and suplexes Ava high and hard! Nyla rolls through to deadlift and GOURD BUSTER! Ava sits up, into a SUPERKICK! Nyla fires up, reels Ava back in, for the BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall

Ring rust is not a thing with Nyla Rose, and she barely broke a sweat here. Will The Native Beast make ever women’s champion in AEW and ROH her prey?

 

Top Flight w/ Action Andretti VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

ROH just saw Darius & Dante Martin team up with Action Andretti to take on Shane Taylor Promotions in full, and that match was won by Shane Taylor Promotions. But now it will be 2v2, will it still be “Rumble, Bad Man, Rumble?” Or can Top Flight take flight to climb up the tag team rankings?

The teams sort out and Angel Dorado starts against #TAIGASTYLE. They circle, tie up, and Lee wrenches to a wristlock. Lee HEADBUTTS the hand, but Dante flips and wrenches back. Lee spins to then slip through and step over, to arm-drag! Dante shakes that off while Lee mockingly applauds. Lee poses, then he and Dante circle. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and then Dante wrenches to snapmare and step over to sunset flip, TWO! Dante ghost pins, TWO! Dante rolls Lee into another ghost pin, TWO! Lee is frustrated but Dante arm-drags him down for an armlock. Lee fights up and pulls hair!

The ref reprimands, Lee arm-drags but Dante holds on to arm-drag again! Lee fights up, Dante wrenches him to YANK the arm. Tag to Darius and they whip Lee to then DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Darius KNEES Lee in the back, clamps on, but Lee RAMS him into the corner. Tag to Ogogo and he ROCKS Darius! Oogog snapmares Darius to run and UPPERCUT him down! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo kicks Darius to a corner, stomps him, then UPPERCUTS. Ogogo whips Darius back in, runs up, but Darius goes up and over! Ogogo blocks the arm-drag but Darius turns it to a backslide! TWO!

Ogogo BODY SHOTS Darius, fireman’s carries, but Darius slips free. Darius shoves Ogogo to the corner and RAMS! Tag to Dante, CHOP and LARIAT! Tag back to Darius and he goes to suplex, but Ogogo blocks! Dante saves Darius from Ogogo’s suplex, and Darius snap suplexes after all! Dante then SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Dante scuffs Ogogo, tags Darius, and Darius drops a leg. Cover, ONE! Darius keeps on Ogogo, bumps him off buckles, and the ref has Darius back up. Darius run sin but Ogogo puts him on the apron. Darius ROCKS Ogogo, fights off Lee, but Ogogo reels Darius in through the ropes!

The ref counts, Ogogo lets Darius go, and Lee KICKS Darius down! The fans boo but Ogogo drags Darius up. Ogogo wrenches, CLUBS Darius, and Shane likes what he sees as Ogogo wrenches again. Ogogo puts Darius in a corner while Collision goes picture in picture.

Ogogo HEADBUTTS Darius, HEADBUTTS again, then brings Darius out to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo bumps him off buckles, tags in Lee, and now Lee fires hands on Darius. The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but he lets off at 4. Lee fires up, then stands Darius up to wrench. Lee snapmares Darius, traps the arm, and SNAP LOCKS it! Lee stands Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags Ogogo. STP mugs Darius, then Ogogo RAMS him. Ogogo runs side to side to BOOT Darius, then comes back to run him over! Cocky cover, TWO! Ogogo drags Darius up to whip him back to the corner.

Ogogo runs in but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius DECKS Lee, runs up, but Ogogo catches him! Ogogo throws Darius back, Darius rebounds and slides under! Ogogo grabs a leg, but Darius hops up! Darius ENZIGIRI, but Ogogo ducks it! Ogogo drops an elbow, then bumps Darius off buckles. Tag to Lee and he hits a SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Lee stays on Darius with an armlock, and he bends the fingers! Darius endures while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Lee is still torturing Darius’ arm. Darius endures, the fans rally for Top Flight, and Darius fights up. But Lee pulls hair to wrangle Darius back down! The fans still rally, Darius still fights up, and Darius fires body shots! Lee wrenches but Darius fires hands! Lee wrenches again, but Darius fires more hands! Darius reaches for Dante but Lee WRINGS the arm out! Lee soaks up the heat, then lines up a shot. Lee runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lee and Darius crawl, hot tags to Ogogo and Dante! Dante fires off on Ogogo with forearm after forearm!

Lee gets back in but Dante JUMP KNEES him away! Dante lines up a shot, Ogogo ducks the Buzzsaw! Ogogo shoves Dante, runs in, but Dante avoids him int he corner! Dante goes up, around and GAMANGIRIS! Springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Ogogo survives but Dante keeps his focus. The fans rally, Dante drags Ogogo up but Ogogo fireman’s carries! Dante slips free, shoves, but Ogogo blocks the sobat! So Dante rolls that to a cradle! TWO, and Dante JUMP KNEES Ogogo! Tag to Darius, Dante whips but Ogogo reverses. Darius helps Dante go up and over, but Ogogo RAMS Darius to the corner!

Dante runs in, Ogogo dodges to pop-up HAYMAKER! Dante falls out of the ring, Ogogo tags Lee. Darius ENZIGIRIS Ogogo down, but Lee spins Darius around! Darius fireman’s carries, Lee slips free. Lee waistlocks but Darius fights the O’Conner. So Lee pop-up LARIATS Darius down! Cover, TWO! Lee snarls, he ROCKS Darius with haymaker after haymaker! Darius body shots but Lee fires up! Lee fires more shots, but Darius fires in return! Darius ROCKS Lee, winds up, but Lee blocks a kick to ROCK Darius! Darius CHOPS, Lee BOOTS, and Lee half nelsons. Darius slips free, BULLDOG HOTSHOT and GAMANGIRI!

Darius fires up, steps in, but the ref is checking Lee. Lee sits up, Shane YANKS Darius down! Darius flounders, but Action goes up! SUPER CROSSBODY onto Big Bad Shaney T! Lee O’Conner Rolls Darius with bridge! TWO!! Lee fires up, Darius ducks the leg lariat! Fireman’s carry, F5 DDT!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

STP won 3v3 but Top Flight won 2v2, only for Shane to CLOBBER Darius and Action! The fans boo as Shane Taylor Promotions are sore losers! Shane gets Dante as he gets in the ring! Shane has Ogogo stand Action up, and Shane DECKS Action with that killer right hand! Shane says this is what you get every single time! They are the baddest men you’ve ever seen! But will this dangerous trio soon become the baddest champions you’ve ever seen?

 

Backstage interview with Deonna Purrazzo.

Lexy Nair is with The Virtuosa and brings up her attack on Thunder Rosa and Rachael Ellering last night on Rampage. Deonna promised that wherever Rosa went, she would follow. Well, that’s not all that she promised. She also promised to burn AEW down to recreate it in her own image, and bring about The Age of The Virtuosa. If that means rearranging Rosa’s anatomy, that is par for the course. Speaking of, donde es La Mera Mera? Rosa steps right in! Rosa says she spoke to her therapist, because it has really bothered her. She is just sick and tired of all this! The running away, the hide ‘n’ seek, everything!

But the one thing that was clear to Rosa, is that she has to wait until the bell rings so that she can beat Deonna straight. Oh, is that what Rosa thinks will happen? She wants a bell to ring so Deonna can beat her in another  standard match? Or maybe in another No Disqualifications match? No, no, no. Why not just save us all the trouble and lie down for Deonna to pin you now. Rosa says Deonna is just so funny. But hey, it’s okay. Deonna has made a lot of enemies here, more than she can believe. Next week on Collision, in Rosa’s home state of Texas, Rosa’s new friends, and some of Deonna’s “acquaintances,” will all watch Rosa break Deonna’s face.

Because next week, it will be a LUMBERJACK MATCH! Deonna says all Rosa does is yap yap yap. Rosa tells Deonna off in Espanol, but will they both be speaking the universal language of an ass kicking next week in Texas?

 

Backstage interview with Nyla Rose.

The Native Beast is in a very good mood as she joins Lexy, and Lexy congratulates her on the win tonight. But Nyla has something to say so the floor is hers. Nyla wants to say she’s doing great! She goes to leave, but then steps back and and says there is one little thing more. You all like wrestling? Then let’s talk about it. A few days, Nyla noticed a little tweet on her Twitter feed, put out by The CEO. Nyla loves the dance, but hey, guess what? Mercedes Mone issued an Open Challenge for Dynamite 250! Little Rock, Arkansas, to anyone except Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. Well, last time Nyla checked, she ain’t a dentist, but she does knock teeth out.

Listen: Nyla has what it takes! She was on the first ever Dynamite, she is a former AEW Women’s World Champion,, she won the first ever Women’s Casino Battle Royal, and is the first woman on the AEW roster to make it to 100 wins total. So next week, Dynamite 250, Nyla may not have ever driven a Mercedes, but she’s damn sure gonna wreck one! SKRRRR~! The Native Beast wants to finally have some gold back around her waist, will she waste Mone to get it?

 

Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron w/ Saraya!

A new look for the Chicago Skye, but her attitude is just as bitter as ever. Meanwhile, The Outcasts’ Aussie of anarchy is as bonkers as ever! With all this talk of championships, who puts themselves in the conversation with a big win here in Calgary?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Harley and Skye both pull hair, and then they let off. They both dodge the other, Saraya distracts Skye, and Harley rolls Skye up! TWO, Skye kicks Harley low! Skye whips, Harley reverses then runs in to SPLASH! Harley digs her boot into Skye, shrieks as she does, but lets off as the ref counts. Skye snarls and she puts Harley in the corner to return the favor! The ref counts, Skye lets off at 4, then Skye whips corner to corner. Skye runs in, but Harley slips free! Harley ROUNDHOUSES Skye away, goes up and slingshots in to LARIAT! Harley then ELBOWS away on Skye!

Harley rallies the fans, and ELBOWS again! Naughty cover, TWO! Skey flounders but Harley stalks her. Harley pushes Skye, climbs up, and she rains down fists! But Skye slips free, tucks Harley in, and CHEEKY NANDOS! That had some sauce on it! Saraya says Harley is making a mess! Skye BOOTS Harley out of the ring! Saraya gets in Skye’s face again but Harley reels Skye in, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Harley dribbles Skye off the floor, the ref reprimands, and Harley lets off. Harley steps away and Saraya talks trash while Collision goes picture in picture.

Saraya talks trash even though we can’t hear her. Harley CLUBS Skye, pushes her against the apron, and CHOPS! Skye sputters, but she SLAPS Harley back! Harley SMACKS Skye off the apron, pushes her into the ring, then storms in after her. Harley drags Skye up to whip and ELBOW her down! Cover, TWO! Harley stalks Skye to ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Harley lets off, but Harley also argues with the ref so Saraya can fire off knees on Skye! Saraya gets away with all that, then Harley scuffs Skey. Harley stomps Skye, drags her up, but Skye fires body shots! Harley ROCKS Skye, ROCKS Her again, but Skye ROCKS her back!

Skye fires off shots, whips, but Harley reverses. Harley runs Skye over, covers, TWO! Saraya coaches Harley and she looms over Skye. Harley drags Skye up, but Skey fires more body shots. Skye ROCKS Harley again, but Harley ducks ‘n’ dodge! DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Skye runs in at the ropes to SHINING WIZARD! She snapmares Harley hard, then runs up. Skye blocks a kick, KNEES Harley, and hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Saraya is relieved but Skye is frustrated as she stalks Harley. Skye fireman’s carries but Harley fights with elbows. Harley ROCKS Skye, whips her to a corner, but Skye reverses. Skye runs in, but Harley goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!! Skye escapes, stands up, but Harley wrenches for some SOLE FOOD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and Harley is shocked! Saraya says she’s still proud of Harley, though.

Harley drags Skye up but Skye drags her into a cradle! TWO and Harley mule kicks. Harley runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives again and Harley is furious! Saraya asks how Aubrey is a ref when she can’t count right! Harley stalks Skye to ropes, brings her up to CLUB her, then BACK- NO! Skye holds ropes to stop the backstabber, and now jackknife bridge! TWO, and Harley spins Skye to ROCK her again! Skye SUPERKICKS back! Skye fireman’s carries for the T K O! Roll back, into a DRAGON SLEEPER HEAD ‘N’ ARM TRIANGLE! Harley TAPS, Skye wins!

Winner: Skye Blue, by submission

Saraya can’t believe what just happened! But Skye is rising, will she finally be golden for the Summer?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“You see that? You see that? These b*tches need to start putting some respect on my name! Because I am one of the best here. So maybe just to get it through their heads, I have to beat one of the best on the entire roster. So… Hikaru Shida… the so-called Greatest AEW Women’s World Champ of all time… Next week, I want you one-on-one.” Skye calls out the Shining Samurai, will Shida make Skye put some respect on her name?

 

Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom!

The Conglomeration has been itching for a fight with Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, and we’ll be seeing part of that when Mark Briscoe takes on Roddy at Death Before Dishonor. The other two-thirds are in action now, will this be a Violently Squeezed victory for Cassidy & Kyle? Or will Taven & Bennett show us why they’re ROH World Tag Team Champions?

The teams sort out and Kyle starts against Taven. Taven tells Kyle that they’re still friends, he doesn’t wanna do this. Taven tags Bennett, and Bennett circles with Kyle. But then Bennett also gets second thoughts, and he bails out. The Kingdom doesn’t wanna fight their “friend” but the fans chant “WUSSIES! WUSSIES!” So Cassidy tags in to DIVE onto them both! The fans fire up and Cassidy puts Bennett in. Cassidy goes up top, Bennett gets under the jump. Bennett headlocks, Cassidy powers up and out, but Bennett runs him over. Cassidy UP KICKS, Bennett comes back to headlock. Cassidy powers out, ducks down then hurdles.

Cassidy arm-drags Bennett but Bennett arm-drags back! Cassidy arm-drags again, then avoids Bennett’s arm-drag! The fans cheer but Taven gets in. Taven waistlocks, Cassidy switches and shoves Taven into Bennett. Cassidy then back drops Taven, and has hands up! Bennett runs up but Cassidy blocks the kick. Cassidy spins Bennett, headlocks, but Bennett powers up and out. Cassidy tags Kyle, dodges Bennett, then puts hands in pockets before bailing. Bennett runs around and Kyle KICKS! And KICKS! And whips, to then kitchen sink knee! Bennett sputters, Taven runs in, but Kyle blocks the kick!

Taven apologizes and says he still doesn’t wanna fight. But then he pokes Kyle in the eyes! Taven says that is why he doesn’t wanna do this. But Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl. Taven stops that, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Taven in place so Kyle can AX and SMASH! Bennett stands, blocks a kick, but Kyle rolls to pick the ANKLE LOCK! Bennett endures, reaches out, and he rolls! Taven GAMANGIRIS Kyle, but Cassidy DECKS Taven! Cassidy dodges Bennett, SHOVES him out, then Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Bennett hits railing! Cassidy sends Bennet to the apron but Bennett rebounds, BOSTON BAYONET!

Bennett talks smack on Cassidy, goes to the ring, but Kyle catches him for a SLEEPER! Bennett JAWBREAKERS free, then waistlocks. Kyle switches, hops on, SLEEPER BACKPACK! Bennett endures, calls Taven, and they PROTON PACK Kyle down! Cover, Cassidy breaks it! The fans cheer, Taven storms up, and Roddy cheers his team from commentary. Cassidy TOSSES Taven first, though! Then he dodges Bennett to SHOTGUN! But JUST THE TIP hits Cassidy! Kyle storms up, Taven ROCKS him! Taven again apologizes but what’s done is done. Taven runs, into a KNEE! Kyle snapmares Taven, Bennett ROCKS him!

Kyle yoyos in ropes to DOUBLE LARIAT The Kingdom! The fans fire up as all three men are down! Roddy is conflicted as Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy crawls on the outside, Taven bails out, leaving Kyle and Bennett in the ring. Kyle and Bennett crawl, hot tags to Taven and Cassidy! Cassidy and Taven fire off fast hands! Taven knees low, whips Cassidy, but Cassidy tumbles up and out to then bump Taven off buckles. Cassidy dribbles Taven off the buckles again and again, pauses, then again! Cassidy goes up the corner but Taven distracts the ref so that Bennett can trip Cassidy up! Roddy smiles as Cassidy falls to the mat. Bennett tag sin, he drags Cassidy up, and Bennett CHOPS! Cassidy sputters, Bennett ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Cassidy falls, Bennett soaks up the heat.

Bennett stays between Cassidy and Kyle, mocks the hands in pockets, then stomps Cassidy. Roddy is having fun now as Bennett whips Cassidy to ropes. Bennett ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Bennett clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy fights up, pries at the hold, then fires body shots. Bennett ROCKS Cassidy, tags Taven, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy as Collision returns to single picture. But then Cassidy starts fighting back! The fans fire up as but Taven knees low. The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then whips him to ropes. POP-UP BAYONET! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up but Taven drags Cassidy over. Tag to Bennett, they stomp Cassidy, then Bennett CHOPS Cassidy. Cover, TWO! Tag to Taven, The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then Taven bumps Cassidy off buckles. Taven digs his boot in, tags to Bennett, then he sends Taven in. Cassidy BOOTS Taven, hurdles over Bennett, but Taven throws Cassidy back. Casisdy dodges Taven’s splash, hurries over, but Bennett anchors a leg! Cassidy fights, BOOTS Bennett away, but now Taven anchors Cassidy! Cassidy BOOTS Taven now! Taven holds on! Cassidy fights up and up and reaches out, hot tag to Kyle!

The fans fire up as Taven has no choice but to face Kyle. Bennett storms in but Kyle DECKS him! BOOT for Taven! ROUNDHOUSE for Bennett! Kyle fires off a strike fest on Taven, then a LEG SWEEP! Kyle whips Bennett, Bennett reverses but Kyle goes up and over. Taven swings, misses, and The Kingdom almost run into each other! Kyle storms up, blocks Taven’s kick, and he hands it to Bennett. Kyle then gets a leg, to DRAGON SCREW CHAIN The Kingdom! The fans fire up with Kyle, and he runs in to SMASH Bennett! Kyle wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, reel shim in, but Kyle back drops and drops down, ARMBAR!

Bennett endures, Taven stomps, but Kyle grabs that leg! Grapevine and KNEEBAR!! Taven flails, Bennett stomps Kyle. Bennett drags Kyle up, reels him in, but Kyle slips free of the bomb to GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett endures, Taven hits the KICK OF THE KING! Roddy applauds, mockingly asks where Ishii is, and then The Kingdom hits the ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA! Cover, but Cassidy breaks it! The #NeckCheck does not pass, so Taven TOSSES Cassidy! The Kingdom then goes back for Kyle. Bennett reels Kyle in while Taven goes up, but Kyle trips Bennett! Kyle CATAPULTS Bennett into Taven!

Kyle crawls, hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl DDT Bennett! Kip up and the fans fire up! Cassidy takes off the elbow pad, takes aim, and ORANGE- BAYONET from Bennett! But Cassidy fights the piledriver to Alabama Lift! Taven makes the save! Kyle BOOTS Taven! And he GUILLOTINE FACELOCKS Bennett! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, to then FLYING KNEE Taven! BEACH BREAK for Bennett! Cover, TWO!! Bennett survives and Roddy can’t take it! Roddy hurries to ringside but Cassidy tags Kyle. Cassidy and Kyle watch Bennett get up, but Roddy shouts at “KYYYLE~!”

Roddy tells Kyle he can’t do this to their friends! Kyle says Roddy needs to just back off. The ref tells Roddy to stop, but here’s Ishii!! Ishii YANKS Roddy down, he fires off hands! The fans fire up for the Stone Pitbull, but wait! TRENT BERETTA sneaks in from the crowd side! Trent YANKS Cassidy out, and THROWS him into railing! Trent still hates Cassidy that much! Bennett rolls Kyle up in all the chaos, TWO!! Kyle ROCKS Bennett, Bennett ROLLING ELBOWS back! Bennett reels Kyle in, but Kyle snap suplexes! ARMBAR!! Taven goes up top to FROG SPLASH Kyle! Taven goes back up, tags in, and Bennett has Kyle up! HAIL MARY PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

Trent shouts that HE was supposed to win, and he CHOKES Cassidy! Trent vows that they are far from over! As for The Kingdom, they still insist they are Kyle’s friends, despite what they just did to him. And Trent won’t let Cassidy have friends, he PUNTS Kyle in the side! The Kingdom shove Trent back, they apparently are still his friend. Cassidy gets up, and he has a wrench?!? Cassidy CLUBS Trent on the back!! The fans lose their minds over Cassidy showing his dark side! Kyle stops Cassidy from going after The Kingdom, as they’re apparently still his friends, too. Cassidy hears Kyle out, and he puts the wrench down.

But that’s okay, Ishii DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom! Ishii stands with his friend in Orange Cassidy, and the fans cheer as The Conglomeration still stands tall. But just how much deeper will the grudge between Cassidy and Trent go after this? Will they have to go All In to finally put it to a rest?


My Thoughts:

A very good episode of Collision, but you could tell this was prerecorded in Calgary, not live. But that’s fine, we got some good post show content from Dynamite here, such as Jarrett meeting with Martha & Oje, and some hype packages for the coming title matches, like Ospreay VS MJF and Swerve VS Danielson. We got a good promo from  Deonna and Rosa to add to what we got on Rampage, but I can’t be sure it was that crucial to have. They could’ve had this for Dynamite 250 to set up the Lumberjack match for Collision and it would’ve been the same. And we got more of “Holo.grm,” aka Hologram, but I cannot tell who this really is behind the mask.

The House of Black but they were still rather vague about what’s gonna happen next. Maybe they wait to see what happens with the Unified Trios Championships. Good squash win for Bang Bang Gang, and really good promo from them, The Fallen Angel and Christian Cage to set up a Trios Championship match. The semantics of it are silly, though. “No Freebird Rule here in AEW! The Bang Bang Gang is stripped! But they’re also right in the title match with The Patriarchy!” A = B = C, Juice IS a Trios Champion and he is helping defend the titles after all. But that said, maybe Patriarchy finds a way to win, House of Black surprisingly gets Buddy Matthews back in time, Patriarchy VS House of Black for the titles at All In.

Great opener from Takeshita VS Billington, and I do like Callis trying to recruit the new Dynamite Kid to his group. FTR coming to the rescue is great, I could see FTR & Billington VS Takeshita, Fletcher & Rush to be Rush’s first match as a member of the Don Callis Family. As such, it feels like Rush will pin Billington, and then maybe we get more FTR VS Don Callis Family feuding through the Summer. Stokely & Kris had a good promo to explain their actions, and we should definitely get an All In blowoff between Kris and Willow. And at the same time, Willow becoming CMLL Women’s World Champion totally refutes their statement that all she has was cuz of them, cuz now she did this on her own!

Nyla Rose of course won her match tonight, but very good promo for her to accept Mone’s Open Challenge. Now, pretty sure Mone finds a way to win, it’ll add to how she’s a tough champion and all. But also, Mone VS Britt will still happen at All In, even if Mone doesn’t want it. I feel like Britt needs to get back in the ring to “earn” the shot, though, because that’s how AEW is supposed to work. Very good tag match from Top Flight VS Ogogo & Moriarty, but it feels rather redundant after we just got Top Flight VS Shane Taylor Promotions just last night on ROH. Maybe we get Shane VS Action 1v1 to complete the set.

Good match from Skye VS Harley, and good win for Skye. Skye calling out Shida was a bold move, not sure if that backfires on her. And very good stuff in the story of The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom. Roddy VS Castle not being the main event surprised me, but I suppose Roddy was of course going to win. And Briscoe having a promo so at the ready was another indicator this was all prerecorded. Briscoe VS Roddy is going to be awesome stuff for Death Before Dishonor, though. Then Cassidy & Kyle VS Taven & Bennett in the main event was really good, and I was pleasantly surprised by the overbooking.

Roddy keeps talking trash on Ishii so of course Ishii showed up, but then Trent was the biggest surprise. Well, that and Cassidy cracking him with a wrench! I feel like they’re going to have a really hardcore blowoff match at some point, and that monkey wrench is gonna come into play for the finish.

My Score: 8.7/10


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