Dark Elevation has a TRIPLE Main Event?!
The premiere was big, but episode two will try to be bigger! AEW Dark: Elevation has three huge matches in a row, and profiles Rising Star, Red Velvet!
- Tay Conti w/ Negative One VS Ray Lyn; Conti wins.
- Lee Johnson w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Adam Priest; Johnson wins.
- The Varsity Blondes VS Fuego Del Sol & Jake St. Patrick; The Varsity Blondes win.
- Max Caster VS Ryzin; Caster wins.
- Leva Bates & Madi Wrenkowski VS Big Swole & Red Velvet; Swole & Velvet win.
- Ricky Starks & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs; Starks & Hobbs win.
- Danny Limelight VS Baron Black; Limelight wins.
- Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Ryan Nemeth; Cassidy wins.
- Ethan Page VS Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order; Page wins.
- Ryo Mizunami VS Leyla Hirsch; Mizunami wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tay Conti w/ Negative One VS Ray Lyn!
The Brazilian Blackbelt is back at it on behalf of the Dark Order and Anna Jay! Will she put a damper on the Ray of Sunshine’s night to open Elevation?
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally, Ray powers up, and then tie sup with Tay. They let off and fans like that. Ray and Tay tie up again. Tay wrenches, hammerlocks, spins Ray and wristlocks. Ray endures, pulls hair and throws Tay down, but Tay kips up to keylock! Tay bends Ray back against her knee but Ray pulls hair again. Ray puts Tay on ropes, the ref counts and Ray lets off to club Tay! Tay reverses the whip, drops then pops Ray up to a fireman’s carry! Drop sayanagi after drop sayanagi, and Ray is dizzy! Tay runs in but Ray dodges to run and dropkick! Cover, ONE!! Ray is annoyed and talks some trash but Tay gets in her face!
Ray shoves, Tay blocks the kick but Ray gets around to spin Tay for a spinning heel kick! Tay wobbles but she heel kicks back! Both women fire up, run and grab the other for a DOUBLE HAIR PULL FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up as the standing count begins. Tay and Ray slowly get up, head for each other, and engage at 5 of 10. Tay forearms, Ray returns it, but Tay forearms again! Ray CHOPS, Tay CHOPS, repeat! They get up, Ray DOUBLE CHOPS, Tay DOUBLE CHOPS, but now Ray forearms! Tay blocks, full nelsons, but Ray slips out to her own. Tay switches back, spins Ray for a STUNNER! Ray staggers about, into Tay’s waistlock and SWINGING BACKBREAKER!
Ray bails out, Tay aims from the apron and kicks, but Ray ducks! Ray laughs too soon, the PENALTY KICK comes back around! Tay drags Ray at the corner and YANKS her into the post! Ray clutches her arm, Tay drags her up and puts her in the ring. Tay climbs up top, leaps but Ray gets under! Tay rolls and comes back to BOOT! Then KNEE! Tay reels Ray in for the HAMMERLOCK DD-Tay! Cover, Tay wins!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
Tay is rolling through her competition, but there’s still a lot left to go before challenging for the title! Will Conti become a contender soon enough?
Lee Johnson w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Adam Priest!
Big Shotty was profiled as the first AEW Rising Star, and he’s going to prove he’s not done climbing the ranks! Will he do just that against the boy from Battleground?
The bell rings and the two circle fast as they feel out the grapple. They tie up, Priest gets an arm, wrenches to a wristlock, but Johnson rolls and handsprings to wrench and wring Priest out! Johnson wrenches again, hammerlocks then half nelsons to a snapmare! Johnson shifts to a chinlock, Priest gets up, but Johnson shifts around to a headlock and takeover! Priest headscissors, Johnson moves around to jackknife, TWO as Priest bridges up! Priest spins it around but Johnson turns the backslide against him! TWO, and Johnson arm-drags but Priest arm-drags back! The two stand off and fans cheer the exchange.
Johnson has the fans rallying for him as he circles with Priest again. Johnson offers a handshake, Priest takes it, but then Priest slaps Johnson! Johnson waistlocks, Priest switches and CLUBS him down, then drags Johnson up for a whip. Priest runs in and CHOPS Johnson, then brings him out to DECK him with a EuroUpper! Priest stomps Johnson, Johnson hits back with body shots but Priest still stomps him. Priest drags Johnson up, snap suplexes, and then covers, ONE!! Priest tries again, ONE! Fans cheer but Priest is annoyed. Johnson CHOPS, Priest BOOTS! Priest wrenches, wraps up the arm, and clubs Johnson to cravat, for a CRAVAT RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO!
Priest drops elbows on Johnson as fans rally up. Johnson goes to a corner, he CHOPS back, but Priest CHOPS and kicks and CHOPS again! Priest whips corner to corner, Johnson reverses and runs in to clothesline hard! Johnson whips the other way, runs in but blocks a boot! Priest enziguris and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Fans fire up but Priest grows frustrated. Priest kicks Johnson around, drags him up but Johnson elbows Priest away to then hit a NECKBREAKER! Fans rally up, Johnson gets up and rallies with big clotheslines! Johnson whips but Priest reverses, only for Johnson to hold ropes. Priest runs but is sent out, Johnson FLIES! Direct hit and Johnson fires up!
Johnson gets Priest up, puts him in, reels him in, but Priest blocks the lift to back drop! Johnson tries to sunset flip but Priest sits on the cover, TWO! Johnson manages the sunset, TWO! Johnson high stacks, TWO to a dead lift and BUCKLE BOMB! Priest staggers into Johnson’s fisherman, pump handle, BRAIN DOG!! Cover, Johnson wins!
Winner: Lee Johnson, by pinfall
Now that’s a big finisher! Will that be what helps bring Johnson to bigger and better in AEW?
Backstage interview with Ryan Nemeth.
The Hollywood Hunk has a huge match tonight against Orange Cassidy. How is he getting prepared for someone of that caliber? Nemeth will be the first to admit Cassidy is cool. The hair, the shades, the all denim, the hands… in… No, no, Nemeth can’t even pretend. “As a trained, athletic, serious, professional wrestler, nothing disgusts and offends me more than someone like Orange Cassidy.” Cassidy may think he’s cool, but Nemeth will show him he’s no hunk.
The Varsity Blondes VS Fuego Del Sol & Jake St. Patrick!
Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. have gotten back on track, but still have a long way to go! Will their hot streak get hotter? Or will it be put out by the Fire of the Sun and JSP?
The teams sort out and the Ivy League MVP starts with Fuego. They circle, Fuego gets a waistlock but Griff switches and slams him down! Griff keeps on the waistlock, floats to a facelock, but Fuego fights up. Griff wrenches, headlocks, Fuego tries to power out but Griff holds on. Griff hits a takeover, but Fuego fights up again. Fuego tries but can’t power out, and Griff grinds harder. Fuego throws Griff off, dropkicks Griff, but Griff stays up to CLOBBER Fuego! JSP tags in and Bulletproof BPJ wants in. Griff tags, BPJ and JSP circle and tie up. BPJ waistlocks, slams JSP down and brings him around for knees and another slam!
BPJ shifts to a facelock, JSP slips out and rolls, but BPJ wrenches and yanks the arm! BPJ wrenches, wristlocks, yanks the arm, but JSP spins and back kicks! And front kicks! And wheel kicks! BPJ ends up in a corner, dodges JSP, and then runs in to clothesline! And CHOP! BPJ whips, JSP reverses, Griff tags in! BPJ runs, dodges JSP to feed him to Griff’s BOOT! Fuego goes to check on JSP before he gets in., Griff facelocks, tags BPJ and scoop SLAMS JSP to give BPJ a boost on the slingshot senton! Tag to Griff, BPJ returns the favor and Griff slingshot leg drops! Griff brings JSP up, tags BPJ back in, they double whip JSP to double elbow him down!
BPJ taunts Fuego with his mullet then slaps JSP around. JSP fights back but BPJ CHOPS him to the corner! And CHOPS him again! Tag to Griff, the Blondes double whip and Griff kicks low for BPJ to swinging neckbreaker! Griff drops a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Griff keeps JSP from his corner, then brings him back to tag BPJ. BPJ runs in and clotheslines JSP! BPJ stomps JSP, but JSP throws forearms! JSP ROCKS Griff, but BPJ rolls back to get the HALF CRAB! BPJ keeps JSP from Fuego, then sits deep! JSP endures, fights up, rolls through and throws BPJ off! JSP dodges to tag Fuego! Fuego rallies, hits Griff, dodges BPJ then comes back to tilt-o-whirl headscissor BPJ into Griff!
Fuego gets BPJ, calls for it, but BPJ fights out and whips! Fuego goes up and over, Griff tags in, Fuego rams BPJ into the corner. Fuego rolls, goes up, ROCKS Griff again, and hits the TORNADO DDT on BPJ! But Griff is legal, and hits the ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, the Blondes win!
Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall
Fuego hit his signature move but on the wrong target! Will he ever get a win with the Tornado? As for Griff & BPJ, will they be heading up the tag team rankings to go for those titles?
Max Caster VS Ryzin!
Get ready for another diss track! “I’m Platinum Max, and I’m with the Acclaimed. Yo, Ryzin, you should get a different name. Y’know, somethin’ like ‘Bitch,’ y’know, somethin’ less lame. Or maybe like ‘Butter’ cuz you goin’ down the drain. You got a losing a streak, a streak in your beard, and I heard you go streakin’ cuz your weird. I’m so hot, I could attract your dad. Your red streak makes you look like a maxipad, ya little biiitch~!” Caster roasts Ryzin but will he be the one getting burned in this match?
The bell rings and Caster circles with Ryzin. The fans rally, they tie up, and Caster goes after an arm. Caster wrenches, wristlocks, but Ryzin slips through to headlock. Caster powers out but Ryzin runs him over! Ryzin speeds things up, Caster goes to hip toss but Ryzin blocks. Caster blocks Ryzin’s hip toss but Ryzin knees low, flips over and dropkicks Caster down! Ryzin KICKS Caster in the leg, stalks him to a corner, and KICKS him again! Ryzin runs but Caster LARIATS! Caster drags Ryzin up, wrenches, knuckle locks, and then brings Ryzin around to lift him and hotshot the arm! Fans boo as Caster storms up and throat chops Ryzin!
Caster wenches, grinds Ryzin and stomps the arm! Caster blows kisses but fans boo. Ryzin hits back with body shots and gets a leg to trip Caster up! Ryzin stomps the leg, steps through but Csater boots him into buckles! Caster wrenches an arm for a back drop! Wristlock and cover, TWO! Caster keeps on the arm, taunts Ryzin, but fans rally as Ryzin moves around. Ryzin gets a ropebreak with a foot, Caster lets off. Caster throws forearms, snapmares, then digs his knee into Ryzin’s back! Fans boo as Caster keylocks the arm and drags Ryzin to Shankly Gates! Ryzin powers out, covers, TWO! Ryzin KICKS Caster in the leg again, then KICKS again!
Caster SLAPS Ryzin, but Ryzin blocks the suplex! Ryzin reels Caster in to get a cradle! TWO!! Caster SLAMS Ryzin’s leg! Caster wrenches an arm, hammerlocks and shoots in, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Caster tries again, TWO! Again, TWO! Caster KICKS Ryzin to a corner, drags him up and fans rally up. Caster wrenches and wrangles Ryzin down to another keylock but Ryzin endures. Ryzin fights up as fans rally, and he headscisosrs! Caster kips free then kicks low. Caster grabs Ryzin by his beard but Ryzin gets the leg for a DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up as Ryzin brings Ryzin for the corner BULLDOG! Ryzin gives Caster last rites as he goes up and up and MOONSAULTS onto knees!
Caster arm-drags Ryzin then hits a HEADSHOT! And a KICK, back to SHANKLY GATES! Ryzin endures, scoots back to get the ropebreak, but Caster lets off at 4. Caster tries to suplex, but the leg gives out! He still ends up slamming Ryzin on his face, but Ryzin gets up to throw haymakers! Caster ducks to spin Ryzin, wrench and YANK, to then reel him in for a SNAP BRAINBUSTER! Caster isn’t done, he goes up top for the MIC DROP!! Cover, Caster wins!
Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall
Caster tucks Ryzin’s hands into his tights and stomps him! Is that some kind of message to Orange Cassidy? And even if it’s not, will Caster be rapping about all the stars of AEW soon enough?
This week’s AEW Rising Star: Red Velvet!
Growing up, her dad was a professional boxer. She’d watch him train, but didn’t think she was destined to be a boxer. She did want to be a fighter, but not in boxing. She was a professional dancer first, but because she loved pro-wrestling ever since she was 9, she gave it a try. 2015, she went to a wrestling school and hasn’t looked back. Cody Rhodes says Velvet wasn’t completely signed at first, but she came out to stake her claim. She called Jade Cargill out, Cody and Brandi are very impressed, and are looking forward to Velvet being a major player in AEW. During this time of a “dumb, awful pandemic,” Velvet is making it clear she’s not a substitute but a star.
Velvet knows she has experience, grit, passion and heart, and she will give it everything to take on everything coming her way. Will the rise of Red Velvet continue until she is the top of the mountain?
Leva Bates & Madi Wrenkowski VS Big Swole & Red Velvet!
The Librarian and Miss Reality have gone back and forth in 1v1 competition, but are being put together to see if that can make them a strong tag team. However, they’re up against a strong duo who have teamed and won before! Will Leva and Madi be able to have an impact on the top two contenders to the AEW Women’s World Championship?
The teams sort out and Velvet starts against Leva. They circle, shake hands, and then tie up. Leva headlocks, hits a takeover, but Velvet headscissors. Leva kips out, Velvet arm-drags her but Leva arm-drags back and has an armlock. Fans cheer the exchange, Leva tags Madi in and they hand off the wrench to a wristlock. Madi yanks on the arm again and again, but Velvet rolls, kips up and wrenches, but Madi pokes her in the eye! Madi whips, Velvet comes back to CLOBBER Madi! Hot tags to Swole and Leva, and things speed up. Swole runs Leva over, flexes, then keeps moving. Leva drops, but Swole gets around to knee low. Swole snapmares and runs to EuroUpper in the back! Cover, TWO!
Swole keeps on Leva with a facelock and clubs her down. Leva jawbreakers free, kicks low then reels her in for a snap suplex! Cover, ONE! Leva drags Swole up, wrenches and wristlocks then tags in Madi. Madi gets the hand off again to bump Swole off buckles. Maid stomps, snapmares, and then runs but Swole tosses her away! Swole hits the BASEMENT SHOT! Cover, TWO! Swole is annoyed but she drags Madi up and around to club her in the back. Swole wraps Maid up in a straitjacket stretch, then SWINGS Madi around to SLAM her down! Cover, TWO! Madi survives but Swole drags Madi up. Madi throws body shots, she blocks the boot and makes Swole do the splits to KNEE her down!
Madi chokes Swole and Leva gets in to scold her, but the ref is busy with Leva! Madi chokes Swole more, reaches for a tag, but Leva doesn’t want to because of the cheating. So Madi grabs Leva’s book and SMACKS her with it! Leva is furious, but instead of attacking Madi, she storms off and leaves! Hot tag to Velvet and she rallies on Madi! Drop toehold to ropes and then a DOUBLE KNEE to the back! Leva cheers Velvet on as Velvet hits a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Velvet stirs it up, brings Madi up and bobs ‘n’ weaves to forearm, kick and HEEL KICK! Velvet runs for JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet & Swole win!
Winners: Red Velvet & Big Swole, by pinfall
But wait! Here come the Vicious Vixens, and Jade Cargill! We knew these three were on the same page when Brandi Rhodes was around, so Swole and Velvet dare them to bring the fight! Will this battle happen when Vickie deems it the right time?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
All Ego faces Number 5 of the Dark Order, how has he prepared for him? How has he prepared for Number 5? The only numbers Ethan cares about are in his win-loss record. Ethan got his first win last week, and will just be adding to it! He’ll do two things tonight. One: win. And two: this is a favor to Dark Order, who don’t seem to like Number 5 in the first place, he’ll get rid of Alan Angels for them. Will Ethan keep racking up wins until he’s in the Top 5?
Ricky Starks & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs!
Brian Cage surprised all of us, but especially Team Taz, by showing respect to Sting! While The Machine is put aside for the moment, can the Absolute and the Powerhouse prove themselves a powerful combination?
The teams sort out, and Hobbs starts with Nelson. Hobbs powers Nelson right to a corner, RAMS into him again and again, then lets off as the ref counts. Hobbs grins and chuckles but Nelson ROCKS him! Hobbs grabs Nelson by his ears, pops him up to a fireman’s carry, but Nelson fights out! Nelson throws more forearms, but Hobbs puts him back in a corner! Nelson boots back, goes up top and leaps, but Hobbs POUNCES the flying tackle out of the air!! Hobbs hauls Nelson up, throws heavy body shots, then whips him into the Team Taz corner hard! Hobbs grins and then stands on Nelson before he tags in Starks.
Starks stomps Nelson, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again. Starks whips Nelson but reels him in, only for Nelson to ROCK Starks! Nelson uppercuts but Starks grabs at him. Isaacs tags in, clubs Starks and wrenches to drive in shoulders. Isaacs fireman’s carries but Starks fights out and clamps onto shoulders. Isaacs elbows and whips but Starks CLOBBERS Isaacs! Starks hits a pose, kicks Isaacs to the ropes then clubs him down. Starks starts to toy with Isaacs but Isaacs hits back! Starks kicks Isaacs down, brings him up for a SLAP, and more slaps, but Isaacs blocks and BACK HANDS! Nelson tags in and Isaacs STUNNERS Starks for Nelson’s CROSSBODY! Cover, Hobbs breaks it!
Hobbs gets Isaacs for a SPINEBUSTER! The ref reprimands, Nelson goes after Starks and runs, but Hook trips Nelson up! Starks strikes a pose, gets Nelson up, for ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Ricky Starks & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall
Hook gets an assist and Team Taz is climbing back from that brutal Street Fight defeat. But after wrecking the West Coast Wrecking Crew, will Team Taz look to tear into the rest of the AEW Tag Division?
AEW has another YouTube show coming in April!
It’ll be AEW Outside the Ring, hosted by Lexy Nair.
Danny Limelight VS Baron Black!
The “Radioactive Papi” and the EmpBRUH both want to be on the rise, so Elevation is the perfect place to battle it out! Who climbs over the other to get further up the mountain in AEW?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Limelight wrenches the arm. Baron spins, wrenches, wristlocks, but Limelight rolls to wrench back. Baron breaks free to CHOP hard! Limelight goes to ropes, Baron CHOPS him again! Baron whips, Limelight slips up and around to arm-drag! Limelight runs in at the corner, Baron tosses him up but Limelight headstands to boot Baron away! Limelight then adjusts, and springboards for a FLYING RANA! Baron bails out while fans cheer Limelight, and he builds speed to TORNILLO! Direct hit and Limelight does his dance! “AYE~ PAPI!” Limelight puts Baron in, climbs up top, and leaps again, into an atomic drop!
Baron pops Limelight up, Canadian Rack BACKBREAKER! Baron brings the straps down as Limelight staggers up, and Baron runs corner to corner to CYCLONE CLOTHESLINE! Then a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Cover, TWO! Limelight lives but Baron grits his teeth. Limelight CHOPS, Baron CHOPS, repeat! Baron BOOTS, reels Limelight into a straitjacket, and he drops back for a surfboard style stretch! Limelight endures, slips off and DOUBLE STOMPS! Both men are down but fans fire up! Limelight gets up first, Baron runs in but Limelight elbows him hard! Limelight boots and goes to the apron, then blocks to ENZIGURI!
Limelight goes up top as Baron staggers, but Baron gets under the leap! Limelight gets around to SNAP GERMAN! Limelight kips up and fires up and fans fire up with him! Baron sits up, blocks the buzzsaw and trips Limelight for a CLOVERLEAF! Limelight endures, fights around, and gets a ropebreak! The ref counts, Baron lets go, and is frustrated. Baron goes to the apron with Limelight, drags him up, and swings, but Limelight ducks the chop to POST Baron! Baron goes to the floor, Limelight PENALTY KICKS him down! then springboards to DOUBLE STOMP him!
Limelight gets Baron in, fires himself up, and runs in to wheelbarrow, victory roll to a REAR NAKED CHOKE! Or as Limelight calls it, Morir Soñando! Baron taps, Limelight wins!
Winner: Danny Limelight, by submission
Limelight makes sure Baron got #ToDieDreaming, and now he’s ready to climb! How far will Limelight go and how bright will he shine?
Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Ryan Nemeth!
Freshly Squeezed and the Kentucky Gentleman are preparing for one final showdown with The Best Man and Superbad Kip Sabian on Dynamite. But will the Hollywood Hunk prove to be more than a tune-up for the King of Sloth Style?
The bell rings and Nemeth is impatient with Cassidy. Cassidy goes to put hands in his pockets but Nemeth gets a waistlock first! Nemeth throws Cassidy down, then brings him up to throw him down again! Nemeth brings Cassidy up, Cassidy reaches around but Nemeth keeps his legs away. Cassidy gets his hands in his pockets! And he wiggles down, gets a victory roll, TWO! Nemeth scowls as he circles with Cassidy. Cassidy baits Nemeth with the hands in pockets, gets around to hook, wrench, slip around, hook and slip around again, and arm-drag Nemeth! Then Cassidy springboards to arm-drag again! And then Cassidy lounges on the mat!
Nemeth runs in but Cassidy avoids the elbow drops! Cassidy bails out, goes to put his hands in his pockets but again that’s just bait. Nemeth chases, Cassidy gets back in the ring, and gets his hands in his pockets! Cassidy jumps over, dropkicks and kips up! Cassidy takes off the armband because he’s getting serious, and he leaps, but Nemeth catches him for a HARD back suplex! Cover, ONE, but Nemeth rains down rights! Nemeth swivels the hips, drives Cassidy into the mat, then drops a fist! Nemeth claws Cassidy’s face, punches him down, and fans rally up as Nemeth whips corner to corner. Cassidy bounces off buckles, Nemeth shows off the hips again, and then RAMS into Cassidy!
Nemeth throws knees over and over into Cassidy, wraps an arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Nemeth lets go and brings Cassidy around to hip toss hard! Nemeth slams Cassidy’s arm on the mat, swivels his hips and slams the arm down again! Cover, TWO! Nemeth drags Cassidy up, whips him to the corner again, and Cassidy bounces off the buckles. Nemeth brings Cassidy up to whip, Cassidy goes up and out and then ducks to bump Nemeth off buckles! And then off more buckles! Cassidy goes up top and leaps for a CROSSBODY! Cassidy runs, dodges and tilt-o-whirls for a- No, the arm holds him back! Nemeth hits an ARM CODE BREAKER, then WRINGS Cassidy out!
Nemeth hammerlocks the arm and cranks on it! Nemeth leans all his weight on the arm with a headstand, then shifts sides to pull harder. Nemeth stomps Cassidy at the ropes but the ref has him back off. Nemeth waits for Cassidy to stand, and he runs in, but no satellite DDT! Nemeth dropkicks Cassidy, then goes for another, but Cassidy gets around to run! Tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Cassidy as he climbs up and leaps, but into a dropkick! Nemeth leaps for the SATELLITE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives but Nemeth is right on him, Rude- No! No awakening, Cassidy rolls Nemeth into the Mouse Trap! Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
Freshly Squeezed found a way to win, but Nemeth gets him with the NECKBREAKER! Chuck rushes the ring to attack Nemeth with haymakers and stomps! But JD Drake gets in!? Drake wants payback for the Dark match loss to Chuck and CLOBBERS him! Is JD suddenly a friend of the Hunk? As for Cassidy, he won but got attacked, how will he be feeling going into the Arcade Cabinet match with Miro and Kip?
Ethan Page VS Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order!
We heard from All Ego earlier, but now Number 5 gets to respond with actions! Will Angels quickly change Ethan’s direction by putting a number in the loss column? Or is Ethan putting a Number on the sidelines?
The bell rings and Angels circles with Ethan. They tie up, Ethan powers Angels to a corner, the ref counts but Ethan lets off. Ethan pats Angels on the head, but fans boo. Angels and Ethan circle, tie up, and Ethan powers Angels back. Angels turns things around to put Ethan in the corner and then lets off. Angels pats Ethan on the head, Ethan gets mad but Angels wrenches! Ethan whips, Angels goes up and over to wrench and drag Ethan down! Ethan fights up, knees low, and whips Angels to the apron. Angels lands safe, shoulders in and slingshots over to wrench again! Ethan scoops to SLAM Angels down! Fans boo but Ethan keeps himself calm as he runs in.
Angels goes up and over and runs, dodges and RANAS! Angels keeps going to corner clothesline, then rains down fists! He gets 5, then flips back to dropkick Ethan down! Angels goes corner to corner but Ethan BOOTS back! Ethan bumps Angels off buckles, throws him down and runs him over! Fans boo but Ethan soaks up the heat. Ethan drags Angels up, wraps him against ropes, and CHOPS him! Ethan whips Angels, Angels tilt-o-whirls and Russian Leg Sweeps! Cover, TWO! Ethan scrambles away, Angels runs at the ropes, but Ethan moves and Angels only gets ropes! Angels is dazed, Ethan drags him up and through the ropes, underhooks for the DRAPING BACKBREAKER!
Ethan wraps Angels up in a rear bearhug but Angels endures. Angels fights up, throws elbows, but Ethan squeezes tighter. Angels elbows free, bell slaps, then fires off haymakers! Angels KICKS, KICKS and KICKS, and keeps on giving KICKS, to then miss the buzzsaw! Ethan runs but Angels clobbers him with an elbow! Angels whips, Ethan reverses but Angels goes up and over to enziguri! Angels has Ethan on the ropes again and runs, for the CROSSBODY! Angels gets Ethan for STANDING SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Ethan survives and Angels can’t believe it! But fans rally up and Angels fires up!
Angels aims from a corner, strikes the Dark Order pose, then clamps onto the arms! Ethan fights and arm-drags Angels away, to then scoop. Angels slips off, waistlocks, Ethan elbows and ROUNDHOUSES, then scoops for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Angels lives and Ethan is shocked! Ethan drags Angels up, fans rally and sing, but Ethan reels Angels in. Angels is dead weight but Ethan still gets him up to the crucifix. Angels fights out, mule kicks then moonsaults over! Angels ducks a kick to HEEL KICK, but Ethan LARIATS! Ethan gets the crucifix, for THE EGO’S EDGE! Cover, Ethan wins!
Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall
In 1v1, Ethan is 2-0, and gets the 1-2-3 on Number 5. But will All Ego prove he’s Number ONE in All Elite Wrestling?
But Ethan gets a mic and even condescends to Justin Roberts for not getting the mic to him right. Ethan says everyone watching at home is nice, but how about a message for his future competition watching ringside! You don’t need to give him money or praise, but you just got a lesson in how to be the best pro-wrestler for free! YOU’RE WLEOCME! And now, to everyone watching at home, get used to seeing this beautiful face and all the wins he’s going to rack up! All Ego Ethan Page is going to be here for a very, very long time!
Ryo Mizunami VS Leyla Hirsch!
Aneki won the Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament, but could not win the title itself at Revolution! But will she be able to redeem herself tonight against some #LEGIT competition?
The bell rings and Ryo circles with Leyla. Fans rally up, they tie up, and are in a deadlock. Ryo pushes Leyla back, Leyla puts Ryo on ropes, and Leyla throws a forearm! Ryo shrugs that off but Leyla fires off more forearms! Ryo kicks low, whips but Leyla rams her with a shoulder! Ryo eggs Leyla on, Leyla runs and rams again! Ryo and Leyla egg each other on, Ryo runs but Leyla clotheslines! Leyla runs but Ryo runs her over! Ryo whips Leyla, runs her over again, and fires up! The fans fire up with Ryo as she clubs Leyla, CHOPS her, but Leyla eggs her on. Ryo CHOPS, CHOPS, and fires off machine gun chops in the corner!
The ref counts, Ryo lets off and apologizes, but then does her dance, to CHOP again! Fans fire up with Aneki, she pantomimes, but Leyla runs in to CLOB her! Leyla RAMS Ryo into the corner, throws forearms, but Ryo eggs her on! Leyla trips Ryo, runs and METEORAS! Then SWINGS, but Ryo catches her to RAM her back in! Ryo drags Leyla up to CLUB her down, then scoops her for a SLAM! And drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Ryo keeps on Leyla with a camel clutch! Leyla endures, fans rally up, and Leyla gets an arm free to slip out. Ryo stomps Leyla down, and fans rally up again. Leyla hits back with forearms but Ryo hits back!
Ryo brings Leyla up, scoops but Leyla slips out. Leyla HEADBUTTS! Both women stagger, but Leyla runs in to clothesline! Leyla puts Ryo up top, Ryo fights back but Leyla throws body shots and a headbutt to the stomach! Ryo pushes Leyla away, adjusts, but Leyla gets up and climbs to SUPER STEINER! Ryo staggers into a KNEE! Leyla hits a GERMAN SUPLEX! Leyla fires up, fans also fire up, and Ryo gets up, for Leyla to springboard arm-drag to an ARMBAR! But Ryo blocks! Ryo stands up, scoots back and gets the ropebreak! Leyla lets go, fires off forearms again, but Ryo pushes her back for forearms of her own, and a back hand to LARIAT!
Fans fire up, Ryo wants Leyla to rise up! Leyla does rise, but she blocks the lariat to LARIAT back! And again! Ryo stays up, but Leyla keeps hitting! Ryo CLOBBERS Leyla right back! And then drops the leg, brother! Cover, TWO, but into the KATAGATAMI!! Ryo has the head ‘n’ arm triangle, but Leyla rolls out! Leyla hooks Ryo up for a takedown to another ARMBAR! Ryo fights, Leyla stomps her, Ryo gets up and gets through but Leyla makes it a triangle hold! Ryo gets a cover out of it, TWO, and she dead lifts to BOMB Leyla down! Fans fire up again as Leyla CLOBBERS Ryo! Cover, TWO!! Ryo still lives but Leyla SLAPS her! Leyla runs to LARIAT again! Cover, TWO!!
Leyla drags Ryo up by a wristlock, reels her in, OLYMPIC SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! KATAGATAMI!!! Leyla rolls around but Ryo uses that to roll Leyla! Leyla taps, Ryo wins!!
Winner: Ryo Mizunami, by submission
Aneki is victorious! Will this #LEGIT win be what helps Ryo climb up and earn another shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship?
A very good second episode. Last week being two hours was quite daunting, but this coming in at 85 minutes was a bit better. Ten matches is a much better card, honestly, but most of them were still rather standard Dark formula, especially with “jobber entrances” being used for the sake of trimming this down. I feel like Elevation needs to be used for stories that don’t have time on Dynamite, this is still some filler. The one that could’ve gone either way on paper was Limelight VS Baron Black, but it’s great to see that Limelight is moving up to being one of those “established names.” He even has a nickname now! I hope he gets to be at least a TNT Championship challenger.
Hell, with as many people as AEW is featuring every single week, is there going to be an AEW Dark Championship? An AEW Junior Heavyweight Championship to parallel NJPW having a Junior Heavyweight Division? A guy like Limelight could totally surge up in a division like that. The “Triple Main Event” was alright, I don’t think either match was all that long, but I do find JD Drake going after Chuck an interesting detail to Cassidy VS Nemeth. Ethan does great on the mic both before and after a solid match with Angels, he’ll definitely be a TNT Champion at some point. And Ryo VS Leyla was very good, deserving of being the main event. Ryo seems to be sticking around so winning makes sense. She’ll probably build in the background of whatever happens with the title.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
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Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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