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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (3/15/21)

It’s a GOLDEN Raw!

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Coverage Raw 2021

The Raw Tag Team and United States Championships are on the line!

Though Fastlane is just a week away, titles are on the line tonight! Will Matt Riddle still be WWE United States Champion? Or will Mustafa Ali shut him down?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • The Miz w/ John Morrison VS Drew McIntyre; McIntyre wins.
  • Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke VS Naomi & Lana; Rose & Brooke win.
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: The Hurt Business VS The New Day; The New Day wins and become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship All Due Respect: Truth becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Damian Priest w/ Bad Bunny VS Jaxson Ryker w/ Elias; Priest wins.
  • Shane McMahon VS Braun Strowman; No Contest.
  • Asuka VS Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax; Asuka wins.
  • WWE United States Championship: Matt Riddle VS Mustafa Ali w/ Retribution; Riddle wins and retains the title.
  • Sheamus VS Bobby Lashley w/ MVP; Lashley wins.

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BREAKING NEWS for WrestleMania!

Drew McIntyre WILL challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE World Championship! But speaking of…

 

Bobby Lashley and MVP head to the ring!

The CEO of the Hurt Business, the current WWE Champion, and the All Mighty Rocky Mountain Machine is accompanied by Montel Vontavius Porter as he walks out with belt and crisp, new suit. They get mics to address the WWE Universe, “This is an official announcement from the Hurt Business.” Last week, a statement was made but not everyone got it so MVP will repeat it for you. “We have entered the All Mighty Era! After 16 YEARS of dedication and decimation, the CHO of the Hurt Business finally had an opportunity to take the WWE Championship.” And Lashley did!

Lashley has proven the haters, the naysayers and the doubters wrong by doing what he said he’d do. Lashley wasn’t given anything, he had to fight his way to this title. Lashley did that by destroying McIntyre at Elimination Chamber, and vows to do it again in the main event of WrestleMania! Then after McIntyre, Lashley will destroy everyone else on Raw and reign supreme! Right now, this is THE All Might Era! But here comes The Miz! He and John Morrison are here and Miz says, “Wow, Bobby. I should be preparing for my match with Drew McIntyre, but I had to come out here and say that speech was truly remarkable.”

Morrison says Lashley has a way with words. But they’re not here to steal the spotlight or the title, but to congratulates. They’re all in on the All Mighty Era! The branding and name are so powerful! Just like Lashley. These past two weeks, Miz was so proud to share the ring with him. It was an honor, really. But Miz would be lying if he were to think this budding rivalry was over. All the great rivalries had great final showdowns at WrestleMania! Hogan VS Andre! Bret VS Shawn! Rock VS Stone Cold! And it’s 3:16 Week and we’re all celebrating Steve Austin! If you wanna see The Miz and Bobby Lashley go 1v1 for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, give Miz a hell yeah! AWW HELL YEAH! Only Morrison said that…

Miz is sure Lashley is thinking Miz has had his chance. But Lashley is a fair guy, and Miz isn’t going to diminish anything Lashley has done. But Miz defended his title twice in one night. And was suffering from gastrointestinal distress! Miz wasn’t 100%! Doesn’t Lashley want to face Miz at full strength? But here comes McIntyre! McIntyre storms right past Miz and Morrison as he glares right at Lashley. Lashley doesn’t move as McIntyre gets in the ring with him. McIntyre says “I’ve not had the chance to formally congratulate you.” A long time coming, with 16 years. But McIntyre had the same with 17 years waiting.

McIntyre knows about traveling those roads, “being the hardest workers in the room, and yet opportunities just kept  passing us by.” When everyone else is going to bed, these two work in the gym. Then neither of them i sin the WWE, they came back and scratched their ways up from the bottom to the top. And it feels so good to get hands on that title. But the only difference here, is McIntyre beat 30 other men, won the Royal Rumble, and BEAT BROCK LESNAR! MVP wants to talk but McIntyre cuts him off to say Lashley made a deal, screwed McIntyre over, and now he’s champion. Whatever it takes, right?

MVP says McIntyre needs to worry more about Sheamus. McIntyre says they’ve already beaten the hell out of each other. But wait why is MVP here? It used to make sense: MVP was the puppet master and Lashley was “Frankenstein’s monster,” with MVP talking for him. But Lashley proved he can talk for himself, he’s a champion now! Is MVP living vicariously through Lashley? Lashley says worry less about MVP and more about Lashley! Miz adds himself to that list, but no one takes that seriously. McIntyre forgot Miz was still here. McIntyre does owe Miz, though.

McIntyre gives Miz two options: McIntyre will turn around, finish talking to Lashley and A) Miz can attack, though not recommended, or B) run for his life. Because in their match, McIntyre will hurt Miz, make an example of him, then go to Fastlane to go to war with Sheamus, and then at Mania, McIntyre VS Lashley, no one over those two days will match this heavyweight clash! They will beat the hell out of each other, but McIntyre will end this era to regain his title from the “big bald bitch!” MVP keeps Lashley from fighting things out here and now, and the Hurt Business heads out. Miz says McIntyre should calm down. Lashley BLINDSIDES McIntyre off that minor distraction!

Lashley rains down fists, claws McIntyre’s face, then rains down more fists! Miz has a big smile on his face because his match with McIntyre… is NEXT! Miz rains down fists on McIntyre now that he’s been tenderized! But then SHEAMUS jumps Lashley!? The Celtic Warrior still feels he should’ve been in the title fight, will he and Lashley have something to settle here tonight?!

 

Raw returns with a backstage interview with Sheamus.

Why is it he attacked Bobby Lashley earlier? Sheamus wants to beat Drew McIntyre this Sunday, but not at 90% but at 100! Sheamus doesn’t want McIntyre to have excuses! He’s sick and tired of excuses! Lashley is messing in Sheamus’ business, so Sheamus wants a match with Lashley. Because after Sheamus beats McIntyre, he’ll even show us all now what McIntyre won’t be able to do at WrestleMania! Tonight, Sheamus shows us all who he really is as the Fella who beat Bobby Lashley!

 

The Miz w/ John Morrison VS Drew McIntyre!

The Hollywood A-Lister pounced on the damage done by Lashley, but will he only come to regret it now that McIntyre is even angrier?

The bell rings, Miz runs in and fires off on McIntyre in a corner! The ref counts, Miz lets off and McIntyre picks him up to RAM him into the opposite corner! McIntyre CHOPS and Miz falls to his knees! McIntyre bumps Miz off buckles, throws haymakers, then lets off as the ref counts. McIntyre stands Miz up to CHOP him, then suplexes to TOSS him across the way! McIntyre snarls as Miz goes to the other corner. McIntyre runs in but into an elbow! Miz throws haymakers back then kicks, but McIntyre shoves him away. Miz kicks McIntyre but McIntyre just glares at him. Miz runs into a GLASGOW KISS!

McIntyre drags Miz around to stomp him, then hauls him up into a corner for heavy hands! The ref counts, McIntyre reels Miz into a LARIAT! Miz bails out, Morrison protests but McIntyre drags Miz up into the ropes for an assisted camel clutch! “I WARNED YOU!” McIntyre lets off at the ref’s count and Miz crawls away. McIntyre drags Miz up at the ramp to throw into barriers! And CHOPS him again! McIntyre puts Miz in the ring at 5 of 10, but Morrison lurks. Morrison grabs at McIntyre’s foot but McIntyre glares at him. McIntyre goes back to Miz but Morrison throws his sunglasses at him? McIntyre just STOMPS the glasses!

Miz attacks from behind! Miz chokes McIntyre against ropes and digs his fingers into McIntyre’s face! The ref counts, Miz stops at 4 to RAM into McIntyre in the corner! And again, and again! Miz runs corner to corner, but McIntyre CLOBBERS him! McIntyre hauls Miz up to toss into a corner, and powers through the boot to elbow Miz! INVERTED ALABAMA SLAM! Miz staggers up, but Morrison drags him out of the ring to escape the Claymore! The ref tells McIntyre to stay back and he reprimands Morrison. Morrison argues so the ref EJECTS Morrison! The Guru of Greatness is furious but Miz is all alone as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and McIntyre fires off hands in the corner! McIntyre whips Miz corner to corner, then scoops him on the rebound. Miz slips off, shoves McIntyre to a corner, but McIntyre stops from hitting buckles., Miz kicks a leg out, and basement DDT’s! Cover, ONE!! Miz keeps on McIntyre but no Finale just yet! McIntyre arm-drags free to rally with clotheslines! McIntyre whips and OVERHEAD SUPLEXES Miz! Then gets him in a corner for another OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Fans are fired up on their ThunderDome screens as McIntyre hits a NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up, throws Miz out, and then follows him.

McIntyre RAMS Miz into barriers, RAMS him into the apron, and repeat! McIntyre SLAPS Miz, refreshes the ring count, and then has Miz by the steps. McIntyre dribbles Miz’s head off those steps! McIntyre says Miz should’ve taken option B of running away. McIntyre puts Miz in the ring, stalks him, spins him around and hits FUTURE SHOCK!! But McIntyre won’t cover, because he’s not done hurting Miz! McIntyre aims from a corner again, skips the countdown and hits the CLAYMORE!! Cover, or not? McIntyre must not feel Miz has had enough yet. McIntyre sits Miz up and points to the camera then the WrestleMania sign. HE USES THE HURT LOCK!!! Miz taps, McIntyre wins!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by submission

The Scottish Warrior sends a direct message to the Rocky Mountain Machine! But he’s on to Fastlane and the Fella, will it end up a roadblock on the Road to WrestleMania?

 

Damian Priest and Bad Bunny walk backstage.

They talk about Bunny’s Grammy performance and Grammy win, and look ready for the Archer of Infamy’s match later tonight. Will Priest make sure Jaxson Ryker and Elias are singing the blues tonight?

 

Raw returns with Braun Strowman already in the ring.

The Monster Among Men DEMANDS Shane McMahon show himself after the antics from last week. Shane O’Mac does appear, and he says being on stage is close enough. he senses hostility coming from Braun, and has no idea why. But Braun keeps demanding things. Braun says he’s been bullied by smartasses like Shane just for not going to a fancy Ivy League school. But none of that makes Shane smarter than Braun! Shane says he would never make fun of another man, he means that. Not another human being, never. Well Shane apologized to Braun but we all know that McMahons don’t apologize for anything.

Braun knows Shane wanted to confront Braun but got scared and mumbled around because his mouth was going to write a check his ass couldn’t cash. Well Shane wants to know what’s going on in Braun’s mind. Actually, Shane knows inside, Braun’s brain is flatlining. Braun says Shane doesn’t have the guts to say what he wants! He’s afraid of what Braun can do! Shane doesn’t have the balls to challenge Braun to a match so Braun challenges Shane instead! Shane says Braun couldn’t handle Shane! Now he knows Braun is stupid! He looks stupid, acts stupid, definitely sounds stupid. And the sayings are true: stupid is as stupid does. Braun IS stupid! The T-Rex is extinct because it was too dumb!

IS SHANE GOING TO ANSWER THE CHALLENGE OR NOT!? Well then if you want brains VS Braun, you’re one! Is Shane actually facing the Monster Among Men in a straight-up match?! Braun says Shane’s dad can’t save him from this! Or is Shane going to have a trick up his sleeve?

 

Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Naomi & Lana talk backstage.

But then in barges R-Truth! Or is it Stone Cold Truth? Can I get a hell yeah? It’s 3:16. Austin 3:16, that is. But today is the 15th. What? Nevermind all that. Y’all want a drink? No, they have a match next. Your loss! Truth CHUGS the Steveweiser! That’s the bottom line, cuz R-Truth said so! All that aside, will the #SexyMuscleFriends be the ones to #FeeltheRavishingGlow?

 

Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax head to the ring!

The Queen of Spades may have a match with the Empress of Tomorrow later tonight, but she and the Irresistible Force want to keep on eye on WWE Women’s Tag Division contenders! Will they have a part to play in the match we’re about to see?

 

Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke VS Naomi & Lana!

Raw returns and the WWE Women’s Tag Champions join commentary as Team Flex Appeal make their entrance. Then the Ravishing Glow makes their entrance, adding glow sticks to the routine! The teams sort out, Naomi starts with Dana and they tie up. Dana headlocks, Naomi powers out but Dana runs her over. Dana speeds things up, Naomi dodges and slides to elbow Dana! Mandy tags in as Naomi spins Dana to ROUNDHOUSE! Naomi mule kicks Mandy, runs but Mandy catches her for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Mandy stomps Naomi, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Mandy stomps a mudhole, tags Dana, and Dana runs to handspring and back elbow!

Tag to Mandy, and they snapmare Naomi for Mandy’s RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Mandy drags Naomi away, puts her in the corner and fires off forearms! The ref counts, Mandy tags Dana then scoop slams Naomi! Dana runs in to handspring SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dana keeps Naomi down with a chinlock but Lana rallies for her. Naomi endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Naomi reaches, Dana pulls her in and back suplexes, But Naomi lands on her feet to JAWBREAKER! Mandy tags in but so does Lana! Lana dodges Mandy, comes back to tilt-o-whirl and Russian Leg Sweep! Lana DECKS Dana to run in and hits a takedown! Another takedown!

Mandy reverses the whip, runs in but into an ax kick! Lana runs and BULLDOGS! Lana fires up and Nia is confused where this is coming from as Lana runs to KNEE Mandy against ropes! Lana reels Mandy in for a RAVISHING AWAKENING! Cover, Dana breaks it! Naomi gets in but Dana whips her away, and the Sexy Muscle Friends DOUBLE FLAPJACK Naomi! Lana KICKS Dana down but Mandy ROCKS Lana! Mandy snap suplexes, but here comes Asuka?! The Raw Women’s Champion might want after Shayna early! Shayna figures to return the favor and let Nia hold both belts. The Queen of Spades rushes the Empress, but the Empress is ready to HEEL KICK Shayna!

Asuka fires off on Shayna on the ramp, WWE officials rush out to stop this! Pat Buck, Adam Pearce and Jamie Noble have their hands full, but Nia only halfheartedly thinks about helping Shayna. Mandy rolls Lana, TWO!! Lana waistlocks, Mandy fights it, Dana tags in! O’Conner roll turns into a BOOT! Mandy underhooks but Lana fights it to hit the FACEBUSTER! Dana runs in to ROLLING NECKBREAKER!! Cover, the Sexy Muscle Friends win!!

Winners: Dana Brooke & Mandy Rose, by pinfall

Dana stares Nia down but Nia is just confused. Will the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions have a busier Road to WrestleMania than they thought?

 

The New Day talk backstage when Matt Riddle rolls up!

The Bro says they just missed his sweet 360 he did! He dropped in off a ramp, but anyway, he raced here to wish them luck in the Raw Tag Team Championship match against the Hurt Business! They thank Riddle, and compliment the great steed that is the scooter. But it is about ya bois the NEW~ DAY~ once again claiming their spot atop the mountain, babyyyy~! And then they can all ride off into the sunset after Riddle deals with Mustafa Ali! Ugh, he’s the worst.

Riddle says that’s a great point. But hey, that could be the beginning! There are endless possibilities, like matching tattoos and all you can eat pancakes. Pancakes, sure, but tattoos are a bit match. Right, sorry, that was more a jumping off point. Then what about matching scooters to ride off into said sunset? Now that is an idea! Riddle gives the New Day their secret handshakes for luck, will it work out for the currently 10-time tag team champions?

Raw Tag Team Championships: The Hurt Business VS The New Day!

Raw returns as the Hurt Business make their entrance. With MVP surely keeping Bobby Lashley cool for his match with Sheamus later, Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin go to the ring alone. The introductions are made, the tag titles are raised, and this battle so close to Fastlane begins!

Xavier Woods and Cedric Alexander start and circle. They tie up, Alexander gets a foot for a takedown and a toehold. Woods counters with a chinlock, but Alexander fights up so it becomes a headlock. Alexander wrenches out to keylock the arm and he talks trash. Woods slips around, headlocks again, but Alexander brings Woods down to a knee. Alexander steps over to headlock but Woods powers out, only for Alexander to run him over. Things speed up, Woods hurdles and rolls back to hurdle again. Alexander shoves Woods, switches roles to hurdle, but Woods waistlocks! Alexander fights to a switch, but Woods victory rolls! TWO, and Woods arm-drags Alexander to an armlock!

Alexander endures, fights up, but Woods wrenches to whip him to the corner. Woods forearms, Kofi tags in and says, “GET OVER HERE!” UPPERCUT! But Alexander mule kicks back hard! Kofi catches Alexander with a leg clutch cradle, TWO! Alexander CLOBBERS Kofi, Benjamin tags in. Hurt Business whips Kofi to a corner, Alexander monkey flips Kofi into a SPINEBUSTER from Benjamin! Cover, TWO! Benjamin drags Kofi up, and reels him in for a LARIAT! Benjamin KNEES Woods down for good measure! Benjamin drags Kofi up, scoop slams then scoops again for another slam! Benjamin drags Kofi up to knee low, then whip Kofi into the corner.

Benjamin tags Alexander, Alexander digs his knee in but the ref counts. Benjamin gets away with throwing Woods into steel steps! Alexander drags Kofi up, CHOPS him, then tags Benjamin. The Hurt Business double whip Kofi to ropes, elbow him down then basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Woods crawls his way to his corner but Benjamin tags Alexander in. Benjamin bumps Kofi off buckles, Alexander RAMS his shoulder in and RAMS again! Alexander puts Kofi up top, throws forearms, but Kofi hits back! Kofi ROCKS Alexander, leaps up and STOMPS him down! Both men are down, crawl for their corners, hot tag to Woods!

Woods rallies on Alexander, hits Benjamin, then whips Alexander. Alexander reverses but Woods dodges to shove and LEG LARIAT! Benjamin gets in but gets thrown to ropes, for a ROLLING ELBOW! Woods puts Alexander on ropes with a drop toehold, runs to dropkick him in the back! Woods suplexes but Alexander fights that to suplex. Woods fights that, wrench and ELBOW! Alexander bails out but Kofi gets in. The New Day run to DIVE, but the Hurt Business was ready! Alexander THROWS Woods over the desk, Benjamin RAMS Kofi into steel steps! The New Day is down as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Alexander fires off hands on Woods! Alexander eggs Woods on but Woods throws forearms back! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, and Woods ROCKS Alexander! Alexander ROCKS Woods back! Alexander runs but into a forearm from Woods! Woods runs but into a clothesline from Alexander! Alexander runs again but Woods forearms even harder! Woods runs but Alexander CLOBBERS him! Alexander fakes Woods to knee him low. “You are not ready!” Alexander whips, scoops and MICHINOKU DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and Alexander is shocked! Benjamin shouts to Alexander about Kofi and Alexander BOOTS Kofi down!

Alexander turns to Woods but Woods SUPERKICKS him! Both men are down, Kofi returns to his corner, Woods and Alexander crawl. Hot tags to Benjamin and Kofi! Kofi leaps in and over, blocks a kick but gets the DRAGON WHIP! Cover, TWO! Benjamin puts Kofi in a corner, whips him corner to corner, but Kofi goes up and up and FLYING RANAS! Then STOMPS Benjamin down! Cover, TWO!! Kofi keeps on Benjamin but Benjamin shoves him away to pop him up for a FREE FALL! Then swings, into the SOS!! Cover, TWO!! Benjamin survives again but Kofi steadies himself. Kofi goes to a corner, powers up with the “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” clap. Kofi spins, but Benjamin ducks!

Benjamin runs in but into a boot! Kofi goes to the apron, ROCKS Benjamin, then goes up top. Benjamin springs right up for a SUPER ARM-DRAG! Cover, Woods breaks it! Alexander runs in but is put on the apron! GAMANGIRI! Woods steps in, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Kofi sees that, Benjamin rolls him up! Kofi slips free, and hits TROUBL EIN PARADISE! Tag to Woods, he goes up and tightropes, while Kofi FLIES to take Alexander out! LIMIT BREAKER!! Woods isn’t done there, he tags Kofi back in! They combine for DAYBREAK!! Cover, the New Day wins!!

Winners: The New Day, by pinfall (NEW Raw Tag Team Champions)

They are back on top of the tag team division for the ELEVENTH TIME!! Are they going to take these titles all the way to WrestleMania?

But wait! AJ Styles appears? Him, and Omos. The New Day remember Omos giving Woods perhaps the biggest choke slam ever, and now Omos and Styles are going to the ring. Styles congratulates them but says that’s all they’re here for. Congratulations on another tag team title victory! How many times has it been? Who cares. But just in time for WrestleMania is great! Styles and Omos are currently without plans for Mania. Crazy, huh? Now, Styles has been WWE Champion, Intercontinental, United States Champion, and even faced The Undertaker! But his bucket list is getting short. Omos had a great idea! Omos says he and Styles should be Raw Tag Team Champions!

But they’re not a tag team! They are now! And this man has been like a little brother to Styles. Omos will shine and jaws will drop! Do you have any idea what is in store when Omos gets in the ring? Omos says Woods already knows. But then, if the New Day haven’t put it together, these two are officially challenging them for the W, W, E, Raw, Tag, Team, CHAMPIONSHIPS~… at WrestleMania! Kofi gets a mic to say, “First and foremost, are y’all to even registered?” Yes. “Secondly, do you even know how to work as a team? And third…” Woods says if the big man wants his match, he’s got it! This is phenomenal news! Kofi says Omos needs to get him some gear, but this is going to happen! Is Omos’ first match going to be for gold?!

 

Miz and Morrison are backstage.

Morrison complains about the ref that ejected him, but they run across Priest & Bad Bunny. Priest says Miz looks a little… What is that word? Awful? Yeah that’s it. And Miz has been looking worse and worse since losing the WWE Championship. Wait Miz was champion? Way to kick a man when he’s down. Miz may not be WWE Champion or Mr. MITB, but he’s still The Miz! What have Bunny ever done? Grammys? Platinum records? The WWE 24/7 Championship? That’s nothing compared to what Miz has done! NADA! Miz beat John Cena, is the star of the Marine Franchise, and the ONLY TWO TIME GRAND SLAM CHAMPION!!

And Priest is off to a great start, sure. But what has he won? What awards does he have? True, Priest will need time to do what Miz has done. But how about starting right now? Miz and Morrison say it’s started, but they still head out. And then Truth sneaks up with a lunchbox! Priest sees him and Truth stops. It isn’t what it looks like. Well it looks like you were sneaking up on them. Right, and it’s not that. Truth has gifts! It’s 3:16 day! Here’s a limited edition Stone Cold doll, and a limited edition Stone Cold title belt! Here hold this. This is the Austin 3:16 lunch box! Put your Grammy in there! Truth gives those to Bunny, and Bunny asks what Truth wants. Well uh… The 24/7 title?

Oh, right, of course. Bunny and Priest talk about it in Spanish, and the decision is… As much as they respect Truth and the business, Truth does deserve to have “his baby” back. They can trade. Bunny keeps the Stone Cold title and he hands the 24/7 title over to Truth! But remember, what’s his name? Bad Bunny.

Truth is the NEW WWE 24/7 Champion

But then the chase is on!! Gulak, Carrillo and others chase Truth backstage! Will Truth be able to keep his baby through the night?

 

Damian Priest w/ Bad Bunny VS Jaxson Ryker w/ Elias!

Raw returns as The Drifter and his follower are already in the ring. While Elias couldn’t make Priest #DriftAway, will Ryker make Priest accept that WWE will #WalkWithElias?

The bell rings and Ryker rushes Priest with heavy hands! Ryker gets Priest in a corner, lets off to bring him out, but Priest blocks the suplex. Priest suplexes for the BROKEN ARROW! Priest fires up, drags Ryker up, HIT THE LIGHTS!! Cover, Priest wins!!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall

But Elias attacks! Elias stomps Priest, then goes out to grab his guitar! Bunny gets in to grab the guitar from him! Elias grabs Bunny, scoops him, but Bunny slips out to ROCK Elias! Priest gets back up and snarls, dodges a haymaker to BELL CLAP, and HIT THE LIGHTS!! Bunny got his shot in and Priest is impressed. Will these two party hard on the Road to WrestleMania?

Wait, John Morrison returns to try and join in on the celebration. “You guys are good!” He says they’re a real team! But then Miz gets Elias’ guitar and SMASHES Bunny!! Miz and Morrison run away and Priest is shocked! Priest wants to tear into Miz and Morrison, but will he get that opportunity tonight?

 

Backstage interview with the Hurt Business.

MVP shouts that the All Mighty Era has begun! And he will be DAMNED if Sheamus thinks he can blindside the WWE Champion and try to embarrass him. Sheamus wants McIntyre at 100 for Fastlane? After tonight, Sheamus won’t be 100% for Fastlane! The exact same thing that happens to Sheamus tonight will happen to McIntyre at WrestleMania. They leave it at that, but will it be far from that easy against the Celtic Warrior?

 

Shane McMahon VS Braun Strowman!

Well, well, well. Shane O’Mac is actually battling the Monster Among Men! Shane waits in the ring as “BRAAAUN!” makes his entrance. Braun is all but salivating to get at Shane but then Shane gets out of the ring to get a mic and speak. “Oh it’s happening, Braun, you just gotta give me a second.” Shane doesn’t perform every week, he needs a warm up. Shane does some steps, some push-ups, then some jumping jacks. Braun says he’s just delaying the ass whooping. Shane says this is for Braun, because talking about going back to the schoolyard. Shane has a hopscotch set up? He hops and tells Braun this can help him count.

Braun rushes out after Shane, but it’s a cat ‘n’ mouse game as Shane scurries all around, in and out of the ring. But Braun catches him!! And he drags Shane out hard! Braun RAMS Shane into barriers, then ROCKS him with a right hand! And BOOTS him into more barriers! “Who’s stupid now, Shane?!” Braun told Shane he’d regret running his mouth, and then speaking of running, Braun builds up speed! The Strowman Express come sin, but Shane USES A CAMERA TO CLOBBER him! Shane SMACKS Braun on the back with the camera! Now Shane’s fire up because he has Braun on the ground! Shane kicks Braun around, throws body shots, then SMASHES Him with the camera to the head!!

Shane clears off the announce desk, keeps the camera close, and SMASHES Braun again! Braun falls back onto the desk, Shane goes to the corner, and in true Shane O’Mac fashion, he climbs up top! COAST2COAST THROUGH THE TABLE!! Both men are down but Shane is laughing at Braun! Shane gets in Braun’s face as he calls him stupid, but Shane has more in store! Shane has buckets of something under the ring? He brings one over and sits Shane up, so he can dump GREEN SLIME on him! Is this Nickelodeon or something? Or some kind of Shrek joke? “Stupid is as stupid does, Braun!”

Shane gets the other bucket of green slime and he DUMPS it out Braun! Shane says Braun is to NEVER challenge him to a match again! Braun sputters as Shane walks away, leaving him behind in the goopy mess. Has Shane humiliated Braun into being humble? Or is the Monster Among Men only going to be like the Incredible Hulk from all that green slime? “I’M GONNA RIP YOU IN HALF!” That answers that… Will Braun smash puny Shane the next time they meet?

 

Raw returns to Alexa’s Playground.

Alexa Bliss says it’s time for her favorite game! Truth or Inflicting Pain! Is that like Truth or Dare…? Alexa says if Randy Orton wanted her out of her life, he has to take her out. Sunday at Fastlane is his chance. Is he going to take it? Alexa laughs and swings, but will the Viper attempt to strike?

 

Asuka VS Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax!

The Empress finally returns after getting kicked so hard, she lost a tooth and a tag match. But with the Queen of Spades and Irresistible Force trying to take over more of the Women’s Division, will Asuka kick them to the curb this close to Fastlane?

Raw returns as the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions enter. Shayna gets in the ring and Asuka is right after her! Nia get sin but gets a CODE BREKER! ROUNDHOUSE for Shayna, SLIDING WIZARD for Nia! Asuka is all fired up and Shayna wants the match! The bell rings and Asuka hip attacks Shayna into the corner! Asuka fires off, snap suplexes Shayna, then hip attacks Nia off the apron! Asuka elbows Shayna away, boots her, then runs, only to miss! Shayna KNEES Asuka in the mouth! Asuka clutches her jaw but no tooth went flying this time. Shayna KICKS Asuka down, but Asuka eggs her on. Shayna rains down fists, Asuka turns it around to hit back!

Asuka gets an arm but Shayna holds off the armbar. Nia gets on the apron again but Asuka baseball slides her, then BOOTS her into the post! Asuka talks trash to Nia but Shayna gets the KIRAFUDA!! Asuka slips out to ASUKA LOCK!! Shayna switches back, KIRAFUDA, but Asuka rolls it back to a cover! ASUKA WINS!!

Winner: Asuka, by pinfall

Shayna holds on until Asuka fades out! Shayna takes aim, kicks but Asuka BLOCKS! Asuka has the leg, reels Shayna in, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Asuka fires up, gives Shayna Kowata Kicks and a BUZZSAW! Asuka drags Shayna back up, gets her arms and SURFBOARD STMOPS Shayna into buckles!! Asuka undoes a buckle pad, she wants this one to hurt! Asuka drags Shayna back with a neck wrench, takes the mouth guard away, and drags Shayna back up, to JAM HER JAW into the steel!! Asuka stands on Shayna’s head, the ref tells her to let off but what does it matter when the match is over? Asuka sits Shayna up, surfboards the arms, but the ref gets in between Shayna and buckle!

The ref asks Asuka what’s going on with her, but Asuka asks, “What’s the problem?!” For Asuka, it is eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, but hasn’t gotten her satisfaction yet. Will the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions reconsider going after the Empress?

 

Mustafa Ali shouts at Retribution backstage.

He is growing tired of failure after failure! Tonight, Ali will right their wrongs by becoming- Is that Riddle zipping by on his scooter? Will Ali not only make Riddle pay for the sins of WWE, but for interrupting his less than encouraging rally cry?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

After Shane used mind games and green slime to mess with Braun, he’ll have to step up and face the Monster Among Men in a match at Fastlane! Will Sunday be when Braun #GetsTheseHands on Shane and makes him pay?

 

WWE United States Championship: Matt Riddle VS Mustafa Ali w/ Retribution!

It took The Bro many tries to finally get this title off the Rocky Mountain Machine, so he won’t let it go so easily. But the Beacon says the Retribution is done failing, so will he succeed in shutting down Riddle’s reign?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and golden redemption could be at hand!

Riddle and Ali circle, Ali shows knuckle lock but kicks low and throws uppercuts! Ali tells Retribution that’s how it’s done but Riddle CHOPS back! Ali throws a forearm but Riddle blocks the whip. Ali kicks low, throws more haymakers, then whips. Riddle reverses, gut wrench suplexes Ali, and glares as Ali scrambles away. Riddle runs in to PENALTY KICK Ali out of the ring! Riddle goes out to fetch Ali but Ali throws Riddle into the corner of the announce desk! Riddle sputters and coughs, Ali gets in the ring but Riddle gets in, only for Ali to KICK him down! Retribution enjoys seeing that as Ali snarls.

Ali runs but into Riddle’s headscissors! They go to the apron, Riddle kicks Ali then stands up. But Ali throat chops and hits a FLYING NECKBREAKER to the floor! Both men writhe as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Ali throws hands with Riddle! Ali knees low, uppercuts hard, then chokes Riddle on ropes with his boot! The ref counts, Ali stops but then digs his boot back in! The ref counts again, Ali backs off and hauls Riddle up. Ali whips corner to corner, then runs to NECKBREAKER again! Cover, TWO! Riddle is still in this, but Ali taunts him. Ali drags Riddle up to elbow him down, then again. Riddle goes to a corner and CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! Ali ROCKS Riddle, whips him corner to corner again, but Riddle reverses! Ali slides to a stop, slips out and Riddle hits buckles! Ali drags Riddle out, spins him around and tuck shim under the apron skirt to fire off forearms!

Ali lets Riddle out, somersaults and NECKBREAKERS again! Cover, TWO!! Riddle survives again but Ali clamps on with a chinlock. Riddle endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Fans rally on their screens, Riddle powers up and back drops, but Ali sunset flips! Riddle rolls through to PENALTY KICK Ali down again! ALi gets up but Riddle fires off slapping palm strikes! Riddle boots, spins Ali and PELES! Riddle kips up, runs in and forearm smashes! Riddle hits a BROSPLODER! Then the BROTON! Riddle dead lifts to the FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cradle, TWO!! Riddle grits his teeth as he fires back up.

Ali crawls, Riddle reels him in with a waistlock, ripcords but Ali blocks the knee to WHEEL KICK!  Ali brings Riddle up but Riddle ROUNDHOUSES! Riddle O’Conner rolls but T-Bar distracts! Ali turns it around, Retribution tells the ref to look, TWO!! Riddle gets Ali in a sleeper, then shifts to dragon sleeper, inverted suplex, and the BRO DEREK!! Cover, Riddle wins!!

Winner: Matt Riddle, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)

Retribution tried to help their leader but that might’ve cost him! Riddle says maybe the others can get their turn next. Ali is furious, but is he going to go from shutting it down to melting down?

 

Backstage interview with Randy Orton.

What is his reaction to Alexa’s challenge for Fastlane? His reaction to a match challenge for Fastlane? Correct him if he’s wrong, but Orton is pretty sure Alexa dared him to kick her out of his life. That is EXACTLY what Orton will do! Is the Viper going to be very, very literal this Sunday?

 

Drew McIntyre heads back to ringside!

The Scottish Warrior wants to watch this main event very closely, because both men are on his hit list! McIntyre smiles because either way, he’ll be watching Sheamus and Lashley beat the hell out of each other, after the break!

 

BREAKING NEWS!

The Raw Tag Team Championship match for WrestleMania will be phenomenal! AJ Styles & Omos ARE getting their shot at the titles against the New Day, but will it be as colossal as Omos?

 

Raw returns, and Drew McIntyre speaks.

“Now I know what you’re thinking. ‘Damn, it’s good to see that handsome Scottish devil again.’ But also, ‘Drew, it’s been over two hours. Why haven’t you showered and changed?'” McIntyre says this is what he wears all the time now. He saves tons on shirts and underwear. But also, he’s been watching the show. McIntyre was paying attention to some little details, and he heard those guarantees MVP was making. Guaranteeing something is so dangerous in this business, because if you make one and you don’t deliver, fans get upset and sparks fly. 

But McIntyre makes a guarantee right now: At Fastlane, McIntyre and Sheamus will bring a level of physicality like we’ve never seen before! These two have been doing it 20 years as friends, but NO DQ took it to the next level. And Fastlane being the last stop before Mania, Sheamus wants to take him out. Ain’t happening. McIntyre promises to beat the hell out of Sheamus, stand tall and go to Mania to take back the title. But McIntyre’s out here because he wants to see this main event close up. McIntyre is going to have a first-hand view of what’s happening. “So get yer asses out here, lads.”

Sheamus VS Bobby Lashley w/ MVP!

First out is the real-life Titan, the All Mighty WWE World Champion, as well as MVP. McIntyre doesn’t even leave the ring yet, so he and Lashley get another stare down. Then the Celtic Warrior makes his entrance and McIntyre gets himself a chair. Raw takes another break, but will we return to see one man break the other?

Raw returns again, the bell rings, and McIntyre is actually sitting on the ramp side. Sheamus runs in, Lashley picks Sheamus up to RAM him into the corner and fire off hands! The ref tries to get Lashley away but MVP says there’s a five count to use. Lashley backs off but Sheamus goes on the attack now! Sheamus puts Lashley in buckles, fires off, and the ref has to stop him now! Sheamus lets off, Lashley picks him up for a SPINEBUSTER! Lashley and Sheamus scrap, Lashley goes after Sheamus with elbows and then grinding forearms! Sheamus sits up but into a chinlock. MVP shouts this is what Sheamus wanted as Lashley puts him in a corner.

The ref tries to back Lashley off again as he and Sheamus trade forearms. Lashley stomps, whips and runs in, but Sheamus elbows Lashley from the corner. Sheamus runs, Lashley hurdles and CLOBBERS Sheamus! Lashley is seething as he chokes Sheamus on the ropes. The ref counts, Lashley lets off at 4, then he hauls Sheamus up. Lashley stares McIntyre down as he suplexes Sheamus. Sheamus slips out to CHOP BLOCK, then CLUB and drop knees on Lashley over and over! Sheamus clamps on, wanting after arms. Lashley resists but Sheamus claws Lashley’s face! The ref reprimands and counts but Sheamus stops at 4 to drive elbows in over and over!

Sheamus knees and CLUBS Lashley more, MVP coaches Lashley up to get mad, and Lashley elbows away the clinch. Lashley blocks a kick to spin and elbow, then kick low! Lashley again glares at McIntyre as he suplexes Sheamus up, holds him for a few seconds, then SLAMS him down! Lashley clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring! MVP taunts Sheamus while Lashley stares down McIntyre. McIntyre is stoic as Sheamus gets on the apron. Lashley knees Sheamus down, goes out to bring Sheamus around the way, and has him right in front of Sheamus as he fireman’s’ carries. But Sheamus slips off to shove Lashley, only for Lashley to stop from hitting post!

Lashley elbows Sheamus, POSTS him, and pushes him into the ring at 8 of 10! Sheamus KICKS Lashley in the ropes, stomps him and clubs him! Sheamus lets off for a moment before he stands Lashley up for forearms to the back! Then Sheamus stands Lashley up for Beats of the Bodhrain! Lashley blocks and elbows back! Sheamus CLOBBERS Lashley off the apron! Lashley stands up but Sheamus pursues. MVP warns Lashley and he catches the flying lariat for an EXPLODER! Lashley stares McIntyre down but MVP keeps things from breaking down. The ring count is climbing, Lashley fetches Sheamus and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once more and Lashley leans on Sheamus with a neck wrench. Sheamus endures, Lashley puts more pressure as he digs a knuckle into Sheamus’ head! Sheamus pries a hand away but Lashley knocks Sheamus down! Lashley drags Sheamus up to throw him out, then drags Sheamus up to RAM him into barriers! And then RAM him into the barriers again! The ring count passes 5, Lashley bumps Sheamus off the apron and gets in at 8. Lashley throws elbows into Sheamus in the corner over and over, but the ref has him back off. Lashley again glares at McIntyre, runs corner to corner at Sheamus and RAMS into him again!

Lashley throws more elbows, then tells McIntyre this one is for him. Lashley runs corner to corner, but Sheamus moves and Lashley POSTS himself!! Sheamus goes out after Lashley, drags him up, and gets the arm for an ARMBAR DDT! The ring count is 5 of 10 already, Sheamus puts Lashley in at 7 and climbs up at 8! FLYING LARIAT! Cover, ONE!?! Sheamus is on the arm and Lashley endures the hold. Sheamus adds a chinbar, drives his elbow in over and over, but MVP coaches Lashley up. Lashley fights to his feet, throws forearms, then kicks low. Lashley whips, Sheamus holds ropes then baits Lashley in to toss him out!

Sheamus catches his breath while Lashley climbs up onto the apron. Sheamus hotshots Lashley down! Lashley slowly stands up again but Sheamus throws body shots! Sheamus turns Lashley around for Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus gets all 10, then brings Lashley in for an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE?!? Lashley is superhuman but Sheamus hits another IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Sheamus gets the legs, ties them up, and it isn’t just a Cloverleaf but a twisted Sharpshooter! Lashley powers up, fights with kicks, and manages to SPINNING POWERSLAM Sheamus down!! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus survives but Lashley keeps on him.

Lashley reels Sheamus in for a LARIAT! McIntyre’s focus is unwavering as Lashley drags Sheamus back up. Lashley whips, Sheamus kicks him back! Sheamus runs but the Brogue misses! Lashley wants the full nelson but Sheamus elbows free! Sheamus swings, into a COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! MVP says this is almost over, and Lashley drags Sheamus up. Lashley puts Sheamus on the top rope, climbs up to join him, and MVP wants Lashley to end Sheamus! SUPERPLEX! Both men crash down and McIntyre likes what he sees. Lashley aims from a corner as Sheamus rises, and Lashley runs in, into a KNEE! Sheamus hauls Lashley up for WHITE NOISE! Cover, TWO!!

Sheamus and Lashley go to opposite corners. Sheamus rises up and calls his shot, but Lashley SPEARS!! Cover, Lashley wins!!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall

In the blink of an eye, the All Mighty turned things around on Sheamus! And now he puts Sheamus in the HURT LOCK! McIntyre gets on the apron, gets in the ring as Lashley throws Sheamus aside, and now Lashley dares McIntyre to do something. Sheamus stumbles into MVP and that distracts Lashley, McIntyre CLAYMORES Lashley down!! That’s for punking McIntyre out at Elimination Chamber! McIntyre promises that is just a taste of WrestleMania! But McIntyre promises Sheamus that the two of them will give the fans a match we’ll never forget! If so, who will be the one we always remember winning at Fastlane 2021?


My Thoughts:

A great Raw and a great go-home! There was great build for what we’re getting at Fastlane but also a lot more for WrestleMania. Officially establishing that McIntyre is challenging Lashley for the title seems a bit easy, but it at least means WWE is going to commit for the next month. The world title story was pretty strong tonight, with Miz having one last bit part before he and Morrison solidly move back towards the feud with Priest and Bad Bunny. McIntyre gets a strong win to go into his match with Sheamus, and we just saw Sheamus VS Lashley tear it up in the ring. McIntyre VS Sheamus in another match for Fastlane is going to be great, but I can only see McIntyre winning that.

Speaking of that transition for Miz and Morrison back to Priest and Bunny, Priest gets a very fast win over Ryker, but then Miz gets the drop on Bunny with that guitar hit. Bunny did a good job selling that shot, the build to the tag match for Mania looks pretty good already. And it was interesting timing with Bunny handing over the WWE 24/7 Championship back to Truth. I guess that was just the easiest way to get the title off Bunny, and Truth was very clever with his Austin 3:16 shtick. Maybe Truth confronts Miz about that on Raw Talk tonight.

Braun VS Shane not happening here at all was actually a very clever way to keep things going. Shane kinda recycled his promo material, but him smashing Braun with a camera, hitting his favorite elbow table spot and then bringing out slime was all very good stuff for this. Their match happening “for real” at Fastlane is an interesting move, but maybe it’s so Braun can have a bigger (and younger) opponent for WrestleMania. I still hope Shane is going to give the nod to Dabba-Kato/Babatunde since Raw Underground was ended so abruptly and we never got all that much to Braun VS Kato at the time.

The New Day VS Hurt Business was a great tag team title match, and it’s pretty big for New Day to get those titles back. I’m surprised Styles and Omos are calling New Day out for Mania, but again the problem with Raw is the shallow tag division. Styles is just missing tag titles in order to be a Grand Slam Champion, but I don’t know if Omos in his debut, and at WrestleMania, is going to take the titles off the 11-time, record-setting New Day. Riddle was great with that scooter, especially interrupting Ali backstage. The match for the US Championship was pretty good, and we got glimpses of Ali from when he was on 205 Live. But of course Retribution is why Ali loses, and we’re getting ever closer to some sort of break-up.

We got good stuff out of the Women’s Division, especially with Asuka’s return. Asuka getting at Shayna during the tag match was good stuff, and it was quite the surprise that Mandy & Dana won. Naomi & Lana were kinda wasted in their tag title shot and it feels like Raw is going to put up the #SexyMuscleFriends for what I am still hoping is a Triple Threat for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. Asuka beating up Shayna and Nia in her return match was great stuff, this is the Asuka that we needed to come back. She must again be the wild terror that tears into opponents. There are almost too many choices on Raw to face Asuka, but let her go on a new streak against them all, even working twice on Mania weekend.

My Score: 8.7/10


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AEW Coverage

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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/13/24)

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

Before the Dynasty dream match of Ospreay VS Danielson, the Don Callis Family wants to not just beat the American Dragon, but to destroy him!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal; The House of Black wins.
  • Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty; Shibata wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Garcia wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay; Storm wins and denies AZM a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher; Bryan & Claudio win.

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Bryan Danielson says BIG week for BCC. Jon Moxley is the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a huge accomplishment. And on Wednesday, Claudio Castagnoli takes on Will Ospreay, then Bryan faces Ospreay at Dynasty. But there’s tonight first. Claudio says Don Callis gave Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs this motivational speech that they don’t even need to beat BCC, they just have to hurt BCC. How weird. But it’s easier to beat them than to hurt them, and what kind of faith does that show Callis has in Ospreay? Not much, it seems. Not sure what Callis is thinking. But Claudio has faith that all three of those guys could beat BCC.

But hurt them? People have been trying to hurt Claudio and Bryan for 20 years. Because they see the spotlight, they see how successful BCC is, and they see BCC all over the world. Bryan couldn’t be stopped by a broken orbital bone nor a broken arm. And Claudio’s been fighting week after week after week, consistently like Swiss clockwork for over 15 YEARS. Because it’s not about the work and the talk here in front of the camera, but the work behind cameras, the stuff you don’t see, that goes into making this look so easy at the level they are at. Bryan agrees there, and tells Don Callis that he wants his guys to hurt them, to hurt Bryan and to hurt Claudio.

Guess what?! That’s not gonna fly tonight! Because Bryan goes out there every single night to hurt people! That’s what BCC does! Violence is their specialty! DCF will not only see that tonight, but on Wednesday and in St. Louis. The American Dragon is all fired up, but will he and the Swiss Superman burn down the Powerhouse and the Protostar?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for the coming war with Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston, but they’re taking on three men who are much different from Copeland, Briscoe & Kingston. Will grounding high-fliers make the House ready for those brawlers? Or is this where the House will fold?

The trios sort out and the fans bark as Buddy starts against Action. The fans rally as the two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Buddy wrenches an arm to a wristlock, YANKS it and grinds the arm down. Action fights up, Buddy wrenches again, but Action rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Action wristlocks, but Buddy rolls, handsprings and wrenches again. The fans cheer the technical exchange, and Action rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Buddy powers Action back to whip, but Action holds onto the wristlock. Action twists the wrist but Buddy spins, headlocks and hits the takeover. Action moves around but Buddy keeps him down.

Action pushes Buddy to a headscissor, but Buddy kips free! Buddy gets around, waistlocks, but Action bucks the O’Conner. Action goes up and over as Buddy runs in, then DROPKICKS! The fans are torn but Action tags Sydal. Buddy TOSSES Action but Sydal schoolboys and bridges! TWO, Buddy knees low! Buddy ROCKS Sydal, CLUBS him, then tags Malakai! But Sydal arm-drags and SOBATS! Sydal KICKS Malakai, tags in Dante, and they coordinate, MONKEY FLIP and SWANTON CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Tag to Action, he ROCKS Malakai and whips. Malakai reverses, Dante gives Action the boost up and over!

Dante catches Malakai to a facelock, but Malakai wrenches out to BOOT Action! Malakai blocks Dante’s kick to STO! Action kicks low, whips, but Malakai stops himself to stare Action down. The fans cheer, Malakai dodges a shot and Brody tags in. BOOT to SHOULDER TACKLE! Dante and Sydal run in but they get run over! The fans fire up with Brody, but then Dante and Sydal DOUBLE DROPKICK! Brody returns to DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans bark for Brody, he gets Action up and CHOPS him to a corner. And CHOPS again! Action sputters, Brody whips him to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to go up, but Brody catches him!

Action fights, but Buddy distracts the ref while Malakai jumps in. Brody gets Action in wheelbarrow position, ROUNDHOUSE into the GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up for The House while Action tumbles out. Buddy tags in and Brody DIVES onto all three opponents! The fans fire up again as Brody roars, and he puts Action in for Buddy. Buddy aims from a corner as Action rises, and Buddy runs in to BOOT in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO!! Action survives but Buddy stays focused. Buddy drags Action up, suplexes, but Action knees free! Action waistlocks, Buddy ELBOWS Action then sucker punches Sydal!

Buddy storms up on Action, Action slides under and reaches out! Buddy has a leg, he reels Action in to back suplex, but Action lands on his feet! Action ducks under an elbow, reaches out again, but Buddy has the tights! Action ENZIGIRIS, hot tag to Sydal! JUMP KICK! Sydal ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Buddy tumbles, comes back, but into a WHEEL KICK! Malakai runs up to CLUB Sydal, but Sydal JUMP KNEES back! QUESTION- NO, Malakai blocks the Question Mark Kick to ROUNDHOUSE Sydal! Sydal staggers to ropes, Brody storms in, but Sydal DUMPS Brody out! Buddy runs up, into a BOOT!

Sydal ELBOWS Malakai, runs up, but into a POP UP, POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER COMBO!! The fans fire up and Buddy covers, TWO! Sydal is still in this while Collision goes picture in picture.

Buddy looms over Sydal, drags him up and whips to JUMP KNEE! Sydal tumbles out and Brody tags in. Brody goes after Sydal to whip him hard into railing! Sydal writhes, Brody drags him back up, and Brody whips Sydal hard into more railing! The fans bark for Brody again as he stands Sydal up and CHOPS! Brody puts Sydal in the ring, looms over him, then drags him up. Brody CHOPS Sydal to the corner, tags Buddy, and then Brody scoops Sydal to SLAM him! Buddy slingshot SENTONS right in! Tag to Malakai and Buddy snapmares Sydal for Malakai to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Sydal down into a KIMURA!

Sydal endures the double wristlock as Malakai twists the elbow! Malakai drags Sydal back, Buddy tags in, and they mug Sydal. Buddy snapmares Sydal to KICK him down! Buddy drags Sydal back up, clamps onto the arm, and Collision returns as Buddy whips Sydal hard into a corner! Buddy BOOTS Dante off the apron for the hell of it! Buddy snapmares Sydal to KNEE him in the back, and KNEE again! Buddy mockingly holds Sydal’s hand out to Action, then KICKS Sydal in the back! And KICKS him again! The fans rally but Buddy drags Sydal right up to an Electric Chair Lift! But Sydal uses that to POISON-RANA!

Buddy flops right out of the ring and the fans rally up! Sydal crawls, The House shouts to Buddy, and the ring count is 5 of 10! Brody hurries to toss Buddy back in, hot tags to Malakai and Dante! Dante fires off on Malakai, then whips. Malakai reverses, runs up, but Dante slips out, goes up and around, then GAMANGIRIS! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! But Malakai rolls through it to suplex and GOURD- NO, Dante lands out! POP-UP RANA! Dante hurries up a corner while Malakai is down! The fans fire up but Dante has to leap away as Brody rushes over! Dante comes back to SHOTGUN Brody down!

Malakai waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante dodges Malakai to PELE! Cover, TWO!! Dante runs and FLIES out onto Brody! Dante hurries back in, the fans fire up, and Dante stalks Malakai, only to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Action hurries to tag in, he torture racks but Malakai lands out! Malakai knees low, whips, but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges to DIVE onto Buddy! Action snarls but Malakai hits him with a TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Malakai puts Action in, BOOTS him to ropes, then ROUNDHOUSES! Malakai brings Action over, tags Brody, and then Buddy joins in. The fans bark as the House surrounds Action.

DANTE’S- NO, Sydal and Dante save Action! Then they TRIPLE SUPERKICK in return! And then TRIPLE SUPERKICK! DOUBLE SUPERKICK! TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! The fans fire up but Buddy POP-UP KNEES Dante! Sydal goes up to METEORA! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Sydal, Action springboards to FLYING LARIAT Malakai! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Action down!! Cover, but Dante MAMBA SPLASHES it apart!! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. Sydal BUZZSAWS Brody! Dante SUPERKICKS! Action joins in, TRIPLE KICK! Dante then SENTONS!

Action 450 SPLASHES! Cover, ONE?!?! The fans are barking while Action can’t believe! Tag to Sydal, METE- NO, Brody catches Sydal, throws him back and SPLASHES in a corner! The fans bark more, The House all coordinate, CEREBERUS ATTACK!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

That was surely a fast ‘n’ furious fight just to open the night, and Malakai wants to make sure Adam Copeland was watching. The House vows that Dynasty will be The End. Will the House soon take the head of the Face of TNT?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Lexi Nair is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as her protege and her butler, and says we saw a lot on Dynamite. Kissing, champagne, and- “Yes, we did see a lot, didn’t we, darling? Get used to it. Because we saw a Champion’s Champagne Celebration that made an Italian woman curse, and turned Lightning Daffodil into a diddling do-how! And as for the kissing… There has been no greater love than this.” Storm turns to Mariah, but Lexi interrupts by saying she meant the kiss Mariah had with Mina- Mariah cuts Lexi off there. Can’t Lexi see Toni has a lot on her plate right now?

Toni has a title defense on a PPV coming soon, AND a match against AZM tonight. Plus, Anna Jay’s all serious~ right now. Yes, yes, Azumi-san. You want her to kiss your bottom? Well, that makes you and a thousand other perverts! Toni will give AZM a beating so intense, it’ll be featured in a fetish periodical! And the name of that publication? Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe…! The leading lady leads the way out, will she send AZM crying back to Stardom?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Chris Jericho found Taz backstage to talk with him about the Six Man Tag. We all saw what happened, and Jericho just wants to explain himself to Hook. Jericho is just trying to do what’s right for Hook but Hook won’t listen. Hook won’t answer his phone or his texts, but Taz knows his son better than anyone. Can Taz please ask Hook if he’ll talk to Jericho? Taz says he’ll try, a lot of the time he doesn’t really hear from Hook, Hook’s his own man. Of course, of course. Taz says Jericho may have pissed Hook off. And when Hook gets pissed, it’s… Well, Taz will try.

Jericho appreciates that, and as it turns out, this coming Wednesday, Taz will broker a face to face! Will #LionHook still make it work? Or will this Jericho only #SendHook into a stronger rage?

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Wrestler got caught by #TAIGASTYLE all because Lionheart Jericho couldn’t get out of his own way. Will Shibata be able to handle things much better on his own? Or will Moriarty sink his fangs into Shibata one more time?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Lee and Shibata circle, Ogogo joins commentary to say the “skull cracking, jaw jacking Gov’nah is back in AEW.” Shibata and Lee clinch, go around, and Shibata waistlocks. Lee moves around, Shibata finds a lateral press, ONE! Shibata has the legs, goes around to cover, ONE! Lee uses a leg guard, gest Shibata’s leg, but Shibata sits on the toehold. Lee tries to waistlock at the same time but Shibata wristlocks. Lee scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and fans applaud as Shibata lets off. The two reset, feel things out, and then Lee kicks low. Lee cravats, snapmares, and stomps Shibata!

Lee runs to roll things into a chinlock! Shibata pushes back to a cover, ONE! Lee holds onto the hold but Shibata fights the body scissors. Shibata uses his leg as leverage for breaking the chinlock, then he wrenches an arm. Lee rolls, Shibata wrangles him back down, but Lee fights up again. Lee slips around, wrenches, but Shibata waistlocks. Lee wrenches, wrangles, but Shibata trips Lee. Shibata has Lee’s legs, knees on Lee, but Lee fights free to kick. Shibata steps over and has the FIGURE FOUR! Lee blocks the main leg but Shibata powers through that! The fans rally, Lee drags Shibata along as he reaches out, but Shibata puts on the pressure!

Lee endures, fights and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Shibata lets off, but then lee kicks Shibata away. Lee bails out, Ogogo coaches him from commentary, but Shibata goes out to CLUB Lee! Ogogo gets off commentary, gets up in Shibata’s face, and Shane distracts the ref so Ogogo can feint high to BODY BLOW! Lee slips away to the ring and sits cross-legged to mock Shibata! The fans boo while Ogogo rejoins commentary and the ring count begins. Lee mockingly applauds and Ogogo pretends not to know what happened. The count is 8! 9! Shibata springs in at 9.9! But Lee CLOBBERS Shibata, covers, TWO!!

Lee clamps right onto Shibata, steps over, and SNAP LOCKS the short arm scissor while Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee turns Shibata over, keeps the one arm trapped in a hammerlock, then pulls on the other arm. Shibata endures as Lee tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Lee pushes the arm around for a RECLINER ARMLOCK! Shibata endures, Lee sits up and hooks the arm with a leg. Lee uses that to hook Shibata to a cover, TWO! Shibata escapes but Lee stalks him to ropes. Lee drags Shibata up but Shibata CHOPS! Lee comes back but Shibata ROCKS him! Lee comes back again, ROCKS Shibata, and Shibata falls over! Lee digs his boots in at the ropes, scrapes Shibata out of the ring, then soaks up the heat.

Lee goes out after Shibata, RAMS him into railing, then taunts everyone while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shibata gets back in the ring after having wrecked Lee on the outside. But then Lee wrenches Shibata. Shibata ROCKS Lee, Lee wrenches, repeat! Lee CHOPS Shibata, but Shibata doesn’t budge! Lee CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Lee CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Shibata is leaning into the shots! Shibata backs Lee down even though Lee CHOPS again and again! Shibata eggs Lee on, Ogogo coaches Lee, and the CHOPS keep going. Shibata ROCKS Lee with a forearm! Lee flops in a corner, Shibata fires more forearms on him! Shibata UPPERCUTS, then JABS, then COHPS! JAB CHOP JAB CHOP!

Lee sits down, Shibata COHPS and CHOPS and runs, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up for Shibata’s signature and STP looks upset! Shibata snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Lee stays in this and both men catch their breaths, but Shibata gets Lee up. Lee switches around to COBRA TWIST! The fans rally as Shibata endures, and Shibata pries at the grip. Shibata switches the Cobra Twist onto Lee! Lee endures now, marches his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! But Shibata KNEES Lee low! Shibata reels Lee in to SAIDO! Shibata runs up, but Lee ducks the kick! Lee kicks, Shibata blocks but the KNEE hits!

Lee runs, BOOTS, but Shibata stays up! Shibata fires up and runs, to BOOT Lee! Lee wobbles, roars, and runs to BOOT! Shibata runs to BOOT! Lee rebounds, into a BOOT! Shibata waistlocks, Lee fight sit to switch, facelock and suplex, but Shibata fights out! Lee catches Shibata, wrenches, and THE- NO, Shibata avoids the Fang to SLEEPER! Ripcord PALM STRIKE! Then PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

Moriarty put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. So Shane Taylor attacks from behind! The fans boo as Shane stomps Shibata at the ropes then talks trash! But here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil won’t let Shane beat up his friend like that! Lee runs up but Hook catches him for an EL CAMINO! Shane stares Hook down, their FTW Championship match set for later tonight on Battle of the Belts. But given that, Shane stands down and STP regroups. They’ll look to handle this later, but it be rumble, bad man, rumble?

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is in her Minion In Training Letterman’s jacket as this is an Emergency Minion Empowerment Meeting! She is with the ROH Women’s World Champion AND ROH Women’s Television Champion, and Athena defends her title against Red Velvet in the main event of Battle of the Belts! The main event, ON TNT, LIVE! Athena deserves this because she is that damn good! Billie agrees, but says Red is really good. She made it really far in the Women’s TV Title tournament. Yes, but Billie won that, right? She did! So Athena knows Red Velvet is a top star, Red Velvet is a threat, but Athena is the TOP champion! The BEST champion in wrestling today!

Athena is the Minion Overlord, the Fallen Goddess, the REAL Alpha, the Forever Champion, and tonight, Athena makes an example out of Velvet to show the world what they’ve been missing. Will Athena be the one serving L’s to The Chef tonight?

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

Collision returns as Lexi is now with Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven and says as of late, they’ve had a lot of success. Would they attribute any of that success to Wardlow? “LEXIII~! How dare you. How dare you give credit to anybody but me.” Roddy is a fighting champion, a giving champion. Do you not see the opportunity Roddy is giving to these gentlemen who do not even deserve it? He is making them earn it because they do not deserve it. How dare she? But hey, Roddy has been doing it on his own, just like Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle inspires Roddy.

But enough about that, let’s talk tonight. Tonight, Roddy puts on a show. What’s the show called? The Beating of a Lifetime! That’s the Kingdom’s favorite show! But will Rocky Romero cancel that show to make it The Azucar Hour?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

The Dragonslayer has been getting back up with win after win, and he doesn’t plan on stopping now! Will he turn it up a notch as we get closer and closer to Dynasty? Or will the South African Stud prove he’s still worthy of some opportunities, too?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico spins Garcia, wristlocks, but Garcia pries the hold open to wrench back. Angelico spins, slips through, spins Garcia, then slips around again to arm-drag! Garcia gets up fast but Angelico does his own dance. The fans boo but Garcia keeps cool. The two tie up, Garcia waistlocks, spins, snapmares, ghost pin, TWO! Angelico is up but Garcia clinches to to arm-drag! Leg-sweep, cover, ONE! Angelico puts a leg guard up as he calls for a timeout! The fans cheer as Garcia shows sportsmanship and lets Angelico get up.

Angelico and Garcia reset, knuckle lock, then Angelico trips Garcia. Angelico rolls Garcia, whips, but Garcia reverses. Angelico rolls off Garcia’s back, Garcia jumps the leg sweep, but not the EDDY GORDO KICK! Angelico wrenches, steps over, LA MAGISTROL! TWO, but Angelico stomps Garcia around. Angelico drags Garcia by an arm but Garcia kicks him. Angelico stomps Garcia, but Garcia CHOPS! Angelico JABS Garcia, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico drags Garcia up, hits a BIG back suplex, then grabs legs. Angelico steps over, but Garcia kicks him away to trip him! Garcia steps through to FIGURE FOUR!

The fans fire up as Angelico endures! Angelico’s shoulders are down, ONE as he sits back up. Garcia puts on the pressure but Angelico turns things over! Garcia endures now, but he fights it back over! Angelico endures again, stays off the mat, and turns things over again! Garcia turns it back! Then Angelico, then Garcia! Angelico has it! Garcia has it! Angelico has it again, Garcia has it back, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as the two kick at each other while the hold is undone. They both stand, Garcia kicks but Angelico kicks back. Garcia kicks, Angelico kicks, repeat! Garcia kicks more and more, runs, but the leg bothers him!

Angelico DECKS Garcia! Angelico hauls Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia slips free and kicks! Then TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia beats his leg into working, the fans rally behind him, and he stands. Garcia counter punches Angelico, then does it again! Garcia then wrenches and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Garcia runs in at the corner to forearm SMASH! Garcia climbs up, rains down fists, and goes to nine before he puts up his dukes, to DO HIS DANCE! The fans fire up as Garcia hops down and runs corner to corner, HAYMAKER! Garcia runs up again, choke grip!

Angelico breaks free, Garcia CHOPS and SAIDOS! Garcia storms around, gets the legs, KNEEBAR!! Angelico flails, reaches out, but TAPS, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

A great fight leads to a great win for Red Death! Will this momentum help Garcia be primed for a title match on the other side of Dynasty?

 

Pac speaks.

“Kazuchika Okada. Believe it or not, bonny lad, I would like to thank you. Not only for accepting my challenge, but also for walloping me around the head with a big dirty lump of steel. That was very brave of you, wasn’t it, huh? And now, as a result, I have a perpetual headache that serves as motivation to remind everybody of exactly who I am. Now I may not be tall and handsome, I am not a Japanese superstar, I do not own a Ferrari, and I’m certainly not flavor of the month. Okada, you may think you’re God’s gift to professional wrestling, but you’re not! You’re CRAP! And what I am is better than you!

“And next Sunday, at AEW Dynasty, live from St. Louis, Missouri, I am going to relish the opportunity to prove it in front of the entire world. You understand me, hm? Good.” The Bastard is ready, will he violently end The Rainmaker’s reign?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay!

The leading lady of AEW knows her next big picture will have “Lightning Daffodil” starring against her, but she has to be careful not to take tonight’s performance too lightly. Will Storm strike down AZM here in Kentucky? Or will the Highspeed Superstar find her way into the Dynasty picture?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. The two circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Storm throws AZM down then laughs at her, but AZM gets right up. They reset, circle again, and tie up. They go around, Storm puts AZM on ropes, then sits her down! Storm poses and the fans cheer, but AZM is right up to fire forearms! The fans rally, Storm just shrugs those off! AZM runs to RAM Storm but Storm still laughs! AZM runs and RAMS Storm again, Storm chuckles this time. AZM fakes a punch to stomp Storm’s foot! AZM runs, but Storm follows and runs AZM over! The fans cheer but then AZM kips right up!

AZM ducks ‘n’ dodges, trips Storm then keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as AZM kips up again! AZM pushes Storm around, steps on her, and the ref counts. AZM steps away at 4, the fans rally up, and AZM runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Storm toughs it out and the fans rally as AZM goes to the apron. AZM climbs, Storm DECKS her! Storm then runs to HIP ATTACK AZM to the floor! AZM tumbles away to the ramp, but Anna gets Mariah in a QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Mariah RAMS Anna into railing! Mariah and Anna fight now, the fans fire up, and AZM gets outta the way!

Storm is flabbergasted as Anna and Mariah brawl their way to the back! Storm fetches AZM but AZM whips her into steel steps! Then AZM pushes Storm around, goes up the apron, and fans fire up for the PENALTY KICK! Storm is dazed but the fans fire up as Collision goes picture in picture.

AZM shoves Storm in, goes up top, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders all the way across the ring! AZM storms over to drag Storm up, but Storm HOTSHOTS her! AZM flounders, Storm stomps her, and then Storm CHOPS AZM down! Storm pushes AZM around, flexes, then brings AZM up. Storm whips AZM, BOOTS AZM down, then flexes again. Storm drags AZM back up, bumps her off buckles, then fires off CHOPS! Storm TOSSES AZM by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm steps on AZM in the corner! The ref counts, Storm steps away, and she then scuffs AZM against ropes. The ref counts, Storm lets off again.

Storm drags AZM up, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! AZM is still in this but Storm grabs arms to put AZM in a motorcycle stretch. AZM endures, so Storm shifts to a chinlock, but AZM still fights! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets go at 4, and she paces around AZM. Storm stomps AZM, drags her up, and Collision returns to single picture as Storm stomps AZM in a corner. Storm pie faces AZM, taunts her, but AZM rises. The fans fire up as AZM fires forearms! Storm ROCKS AZM in return! AZM fires another forearm, Storm ROCKS her again! AZM fires more forearms, then blocks a kick to ROUNDHOUSE!

AZM runs, but Storm HEADBUTTS! But AZM returns to LA MYSTICA! Then BUZZSAW! Both women are down and the fans fire up! AZM sits up first, brings Storm up, and then runs, but Storm CHOKES her! AZM fights free, blocks a kick, LEG TRAP GERMAN! AZM puts Storm in a drop zone while the fans are dueling! AZM goes up top, takes aim, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and AZM can’t believe it! AZM fires herself back up, reels Storm in, but Storm wrenches out to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Storm throws a fit then storms around. Storm drags AZM up, waistlocks, but AZM fights!

AZM grabs ropes, Storm drags her back, but AZM arm-drags free! Step over, and AZM SUSHI ROLL! TWO!! Storm escapes, blocks the buzzsaw, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!! AZM tumbles and flounders into a corner, and Storm takes aim! She’s ready for her close-up! SWEET HIP MUSIC~! STORM ZERO PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (denies AZM a title opportunity)

That was certainly fast and furious, but you can’t beat a classic like Timeless Toni! Mariah returns from backstage with a couple glasses of the bubbly. Mariah and Toni link arms while they drink up, and Storm brings Mariah to her bosom. Storm cuddles Mariah, then shoves her, then drags her back up to bring her away. Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Lexi Nair is now with The Chef and brings up tonight’s title match with Athena. How is Velvet feeling about such a high profile match? High profile? Red Velvet IS high profile! And she saw what Lexi’s “boss,” Athena had to say, really stirring up the pot. But Athena, you wanna stir it up? They can stir it up? In BOTB’s main event, Red Velvet will knock you out! Red Velvet is not a stranger to main events, title pictures or high profile matches. Tonight, Velvet makes an example out of Athena, and shows everyone why it was a mistake for Athena to step into Velvet’s kitchen! Will The Chef make Athena eat crow while serving up that L?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now House of Black, I’ve been doing this dance with y’all a little while now, and I’m starting to understand how y’all operate. Starting to understand y’all’s M-O. You try to intimidate me. You try to strike fear into the hearts of men. Well I done told you, I fear no man, I fear no evil. And ancient wisdom says the violent take it by force. Now lemme tell you, Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Mark Briscoe, we some violent men! And at Dynasty, we bringing the violence, babeh! So heed my advice, House of Black! Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Sussex County Chicken is ready for a fight, will he, the Rated R Superstar and Mad King tear down The House of Black once and for all?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says Dynasty is coming, and a big match on that card is the AEW Women’s World title, Timeless Toni Storm VS the former champion, Thunder Rosa! The fans cheer as La Mera Mera makes her way out and joins Schiavone on stage. Schiavone says we saw what happened on Dynamite when Storm hit her with champagne and smudged her face paint. But the fact is, Rosa never lost her title. She has a chance to redeem herself and get the title back. Rosa says that is right. Before that, she wants to address something else. See all these people here? She wants to thank all of them for making this comeback so special for her.

And of course, thank you to everyone watching at home seeing them on TBS, TNT and all over the world! Without you, we wouldn’t have made all these wonderful memories the last five years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made AEW what it is today. The fans cheer that, and Rosa says she is here for a reason. That is to remind people that she doesn’t need help. And she means you, too, Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa wants to remind everyone that she’s done a lot on her own. When she earned her college degree, she earned her US citizenship, she helped a lot of people as a social worker, and won all those matches even before AEW, and especially when she won the AEW title.

But most importantly, Rosa fought so hard here to be in AEW, and she’s still here in AEW, because it is where the best wrestle! And “Antonia,” Rosa thought you believed the same things. What happened to you, homegirl? Weren’t they together in the ring? Weren’t they #ThunderStorm? When did Storm go completely crazy!? Rosa was so proud of being a champion, even though her body couldn’t carry her as far as her passion. Rosa had to heal. Then that day, something died inside of her. But Rosa has a chance, another opportunity, and it is important that Toni knows it will happen in St. Louis.

Rosa wants to humble Toni, to remind her that Rosa didn’t leave because she “couldn’t carry” the weight of that title. At Dynasty, Rosa carries more than that title. She will carry the pride of HER people, of her family, and if she has to break every single bone in her body to uplift and empower the women of this locker room fighting for just one opportunity and respect, because they also believe in AEW… Then Antonia, kiss your little clone goodbye. You made a big mistake on trying to erase Rosa’s mask. You don’t wanna see what’s underneath. You can’t kill what’s already dead! And on Sunday, Rosa comes for Storm, for the title, and to drag Storm’s soul to HELL!!

La Mera Mera is all fired up, and she smears her own face paint to make her point. Will she smash that spotlight and leave the leading lady in the dark?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

“Thunder Rosa, if you don’t want my help, that’s fine. I’ll help myself. When I staked my claim at the AEW Women’s World Championship, it wasn’t personal. It’s because frankly, I don’t think Toni Storm embodies what it means to be a world champion. But I do. I’m a workhorse, I’m a thoroughbred, I am the Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo. And I could stand here, make excuses about why I’m not the AEW Women’s World Champion right now, or I could do something about it. It seems if I can’t get one Toni Storm, I might as well get the other. So next week, Mariah May VS The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, and I’m gonna break your arm.”

The message has been sent, will Deonna make sure the leading lady’s understudy won’t make it to Dynasty to support Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

To raise the stakes on this match, The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4, it will be a LADDER MATCH! No pinfalls or submissions, only the team that can literally rise above will become the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! But is this still playing right into the EVPs’ hands? Or can Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood find a way to come out on top?

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

Kyle Fletcher says tonight in the main event, he and Will Hobbs are on a mission for the Don Callis family. That is to protect the golden goose. This Wednesday Night Dynamite, Claudio will end up a cakewalk for Ospreay! And Dynasty, Bryan will be the exact same thing, all thanks to DCF. Hobbs says not to worry about next week, let’s just focus on tonight. Tonight, they got Claudio and Danielson, and tonight the DCF expects a hefty fine. Bryan might as well just expect not to walk out on his own. One last message has been sent, but now it’s time to put up or shut up! Will the Protostar & Powerhouse pulverize the BCC?

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher!

The teams sort out but then the DCF just attack! The bell rings, the fans fire up and the brawl is on! Claudio fires off on Hobbs but Kyle TOSSES Bryan out. Hobbs and Claudio fall out of the ring while Kyle stalks Bryan. Kyle ROCKS Bryan, Hobbs HEADBUTTS Claudio! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, Bryan whips Kyle into railing! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, Bryan sits Kyle in a corner then runs side to side, to DROPKICK against the railing! The fans fire up as Claudio throws more UPPERCUTS to keep Hobbs moving up the ramp! Then Claudio whips Hobbs down the ramp and into the LED apron!

The fans fire up as Bryan CHOPS and KICKS Kyle against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Claudio drags Kyle up for Bryan, and Bryan DROPKICKS Kyle again! The fans fire up and high-five with BCC! Hobbs sits up, into a KICK from Bryan! Claudio keeps Hobbs up so Bryan can KICK again! Claudio puts Hobbs in, storms after him, and Bryan whips Kyle hard into railing! Kyle tumbles up and over into the front row! Hobbs throws hands on Claudio, CLUBS him, but Claudio hits back! They go forearm for forearm, Hobbs ROCKS Claudio! Claudio rebounds to ROCK Hobbs, Hobbs rebounds to ROCK Claudio!

Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs runs, but Claudio scoops! Claudio SLAMS Hobbs, runs, and then DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans fire up, Claudio brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs blocks the suplex! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, suplexes, and he hangs Hobbs out to dry! Tag to Bryan and he goes up to DIVING KNEE! The fans fire up and Bryan paces. Hobbs sits up, Bryan drags him around by the legs, and then hooks those legs up. Bryan SLAPS Hobbs to go for the arms! Bryan tries but Hobbs is so big, Bryan just STOMPS the knees! Tag to Claudio, and Claudio helps Bryan split the wishbone!

Claudio drags Hobbs up, reels him in, but Hobbs suplexes instead! BIG slam, and the fans fire up while both men are down! Hobbs drags Claudio over, tag to Kyle, and Kyle stomps Claudio down! Kyle puts Claudio in a corner, CHOPS, then ROCKS, then repeat! Kyle whips, Claudio reverses and UPPERCUTS! The fans rally, Claudio climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count and Claudio goes to nine, then kisses his fist before TEN! But then Kyle TOSSES Claudio up and out! Claudio sees Hobbs storming up, but so does the ref. The ref has Hobbs stop, but then Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio with a kick!

The ref reprimands Kyle, they argue, and that lets Hobbs CLOBBER Claudio after all! The DCF is standing tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs soaks up heat, then steps back as Kyle goes out to fetch Claudio. Kyle whips Claudio hard into railing, then taunts Bryan. Kyle drags Claudio up, puts him in the ring, then brings Claudio up. Claudio ROCKS Kyle, but Kyle RAMS him into the corner! Kyle RAMS in again and again, then tags Hobbs. Hobbs CLUBS Claudio from the outside, and CLUBS him again and again. Hobbs storms into the ring, stays between Claudio and Bryan, then fires knees and body shots. Hobbs brings Claudio up for a facelock, but Claudio fights his way forward! Claudio lifts Hobbs one step at a time! Hobbs lets off to BLAST Bryan, then he CLOBBERS Claudio!

Hobbs drags Claudio up, brings him over, tag to Kyle. The DCF mugs Claudio while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, both Claudio and Kyle are down, and the fans rally up. Kyle clamps onto Claudio with a SLEEPER, and even body scissors! Claudio flails around, Bryan rises back up, but Kyle keeps Claudio away. The fans rally, Claudio rises and has Kyle as a backpack! Kyle thrashes but Claudio steps forward! But then Claudio drops to a knee! Claudio is fading but Bryan coaches Claudio on. Claudio gets a second wind and he rises up again! Claudio powers Kyle around into a gut wrench and SUPLEX! The fans fire up as both men crawl! Kyle grabs a leg to anchor Claudio! Claudio BOOTS Kyle away, hot tag to Bryan!

The fans fire up as Bryan goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Then he DROPKICKS Hobbs off the corner! Bryan UPPERCUTS Kyle, UPPERCUTS again and again, then whips. Kyle reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! The fans fire up with Bryan and he goes to a corner. “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan KICKS Kyle, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Kyle duck sit, shoves, but Bryan WRECKS Hobbs first! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Kyle, runs and PLANCHAS, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs SLAMS Bryan on the apron! And SLAMS him again!

Hobbs then pops Bryan around, but Bryan slips free to POST Hobbs! Bryan goes to the apron to FLYING KNEE! But Kyle comes in to BOOT Bryan into security! But Claudio UPPERCUTS Kyle into railing!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands up on the timekeeper’s table! The BCC regroups, “This is Awesome!” as Claudio whips Hobbs into railing! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs up and over railing!! But Kyle SMACKS Bryan off the desk! Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio in the crowd! Kyle sends Claudio into railing! But Bryan LEAPS into the fray! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Hobbs while Claudio has Kyle, and Collision goes picture in picture!

BCC DUMPS Kyle back to ringside, then they hurry to get him in the ring. Claudio drags Hobbs back over, whips, but Hobbs sends Claudio into railing! Bryan KICKS Kyle, brings him up and whips him corner to corner. Kyle reverses and GAMANGIRIS! Then suplex for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Kyle is fuming! Kyle rains down fists and elbows, then lets off to pace around. Kyle seethes, mocks the fans, then stalks Bryan to a corner. Bryan slips out of the ring but Kyle follows. Kyle CHOPS Bryan against railing! Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan staggers away, but Kyle pursues to CHOP again!

Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan goes into the ring, and Kyle taunts Claudio now. Kyle goes up the steps, and he DIGS his fingers into Bryan’s face! He wants to do Callis’ idea of eye gouging! Collision returns to single picture, and Kyle peels the floor mats away! The fans fire up while the ref reprimands, but Kyle drags Bryan out of the ring. Hobbs makes sure the mats stay outta the way for Kyle to reel Bryan in. The mats aren’t behaving, but then Bryan back drops free! The fans fire up, but then Hobbs RAMS Claudio into railing for good measure! Bryan gets in the ring but he’s isolated! Hobbs gets Kyle up and into the ring at 9!

Kyle mocks the ref’s good counting, then drags Bryan up. Kyle puts Bryan in the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Kyle brings Bryan to the very top, but Bryan resists! The fans fire up as Bryan slips under and trips Kyle up! Kyle lands on his Aussie arrow, and the fans rally as Bryan rises! Bryan climbs up after Kyle, but then Hobbs Electric Chair Lifts Bryan! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs! Bryan returns to the corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS then LARIATS! Hobbs stays up, the uppercuts keep going! Hobbs dodges to then LARIAT Claudio and himself outta the ring! Bryan still hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!!

But into the LEBELL LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Kyle endures, but Hobbs returns to CLOBBER Bryan! The fans boo but Kyle signals to Hobbs. Hobbs goes to the corner, tags in then storms back in after Bryan. Hobbs scoops Bryan, but Bryan slips free! Bryan shoves Hobbs into Kyle and Kyle falls outta the ring! The fans rally, Claudio rises, and Bryan crawls over, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Hobbs, but lets off as the ref counts. Then Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Kyle gets in, but he gets an UPPERCUT! Claudio fires UPPERCUTS from all sides! Claudio then shrugs and runs in at Hobbs, UPPERCUT!

UPPERCUT for Kyle! UPPERCUT for Hibbs! Claudio LARIATS Kyle up and out! Hobbs staggers and Claudio trips him! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING! Hobbs goes around and around and around, the fans counting along! Claudio goes to TEN, then he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Hobbs endures as Claudio sits deep! But Kyle returns to KICK Claudio! Claudio holds onto Hobbs! Kyle KICKS again, but still not enough! Bryan goes up top, leaps in, into a SUPERKICK! Claudio does let Hobbs go to POP-UP UPPERCUT Kyle! Only for Hobbs to SPINEBUSTER Claudio! Cover, TWO!! The fans again say “This is Awesome!” as it’s still not over!

The teams crawl and regroup, and the fans cheer on “B C C!” The forearms fly, as do CHOP! Bryan CHOPS Kyle, Kyle CHOPS Bryan! Hobbs and Claudio keep throwing forearms while the other two CHOP! Kyle gets the edge with forearms, then so does Hobbs! Kyle whips Bryan, Bryan stops himself, then Bryan DUMPS Kyle out! Bryan dodges Hobbs to then DIVE! Kyle is sent into railing! Claudio gets Hobbs in a fireman’s carry!? DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and the fans can’t believe it! But Claudio powers back up, waits on Hobbs, and then runs in, to LARIAT! But Hobbs stays up!

Claudio runs, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Claudio blocks a lariat to UPPERCUT, run, and LARIAT! Hobbs falls down! Cover, TWO!! But Claudio doesn’t hesitate, he drags Hobbs up. But Kyle RAMS Bryan into railing! Hobbs back drops free, but Claudio lands on his feet! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges but Kyle trips him! Hobbs LARIATS Claudio, then scoops him! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, BRYAN BREAKS IT! Kyle gets Bryan up to TOSS him, then he tags in, Hobbs goes out to get a chair! Hobbs threatens Bryan, but the ref grab the chair! Bryan KICKS away on Hobbs! “YES! YES! YES!” But Kyle DIVES onto Bryan!

Kyle fires hands, then he clears the desk! Hobbs helps out, time to forget winning and time to start hurting BCC! Kyle feeds Bryan to Hobbs but Bryan slips free of the spinebuster! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs onto the desk! Claudio ELBOWS Kyle, then goes up onto the desk so he can FLYING RANA! Kyle is sent into the apron, then Claudio puts him in the ring! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The DCF isn’t done, though, because KONOSUKE TAKESHITA attacks! He and Hobbs brutalize Bryan and Claudio! The mission doesn’t end with the match, and they TOSS Bryan out of the ring! The fans cheer for Moxley but he might not be here after being in Chicago last night. Konosuke suplexes Bryan, BRAINBUSTER on the ramp! Kyle says Bryan should’ve listened, and this is what happens! Claudio gets a chair and he runs off the DCF, but the damage has been done! Will the American Dragon be able to recover in time for Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

Really good Collision, though half of it was a go-home to BOTB X with it being on right after this. Good promos from Athena and Billie, from The Undisputed Kingdom, and Red Velvet, but yeah, no titles are changing hands, even if it is the tenth BOTB special. Good promo from Mark Briscoe to add hype to the coming Six Man Tag, and of course The House of Black won tonight’s Six Man Tag. Good promo from Storm and Mariah ahead of Storm’s match with AZM that Storm of course won, but also good stuff with Anna and Mariah fighting. Good promos from Rosa and Deonna to add to the build, and maybe Rosa beats Storm at Dynasty, but hard to say with a week still to go.

Good promo from Jericho and Taz to set up this whole “meeting” with Hook, and I have a feeling that is where #LionHook really falls apart and we get Jericho VS Hook for the FTW Championship at Dynasty, or maybe Double or Nothing at the latest. Really good match from Shibata and Moriarty, and good save from Hook after to add a little more to the FTW Championship match scheduled for BOTB. Great match from Garcia VS Angelico though it was just for the sake of having a great match. I think I said before but Garcia really should get at a title after Dynasty, just not sure what title that’ll be.

Pac has a good promo to call out Okada, and then quite the big move for the tag title match to now be a ladder match. If feel like that’s just them telegraphing that The Bucks are winning because ladder matches are certainly more their thing than FTR’s. And good promos from both BCC and DCF, though the latter wasn’t needed other than to fill time. We know what Kyle & Hobbs were gonna go for after Callis’ promo, we didn’t need them doubling down on it. And while BCC of course won the match, the DCF then of course attacked after. The math here is a bit of a wash, Claudio surely loses to Ospreay, and then Ospreay and Bryan go in more or less even so it could be anyone’s win at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.7/10


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