AEW is raising the stakes for Double or Nothing 2021!
Not only is every single AEW championship on the line, but so is The Inner Circle’s future! Will MJF and The Pinnacle stand tall after Stadium Stampede II?
- Buy-In – NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Riho; Deeb wins and retains the title.
- Hangman Page VS Brian Cage; Hangman wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston; The Young Bucks win and retain the titles.
- Casino Battle Royale 2021: Jungle Boy wins and has a future AEW World Championship match.
- Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory; Cody wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake; Miro wins and retains the title.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker w/ Rebel; Baker wins and becomes the new AEW Women’s World Champion.
- Sting & Darby Allin VS Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky; Sting & Darby win.
- AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS PAC VS Orange Cassidy; Omega wins and retains the title.
- Stadium Stampede 2: The Inner Circle VS The Pinnacle; The Inner Circle wins and stays together.
PLAY BY PLAY
Buy-In – NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Riho!
The Woman of 1000 Holds has had this belt for a long stretch after taking it from Thunder Rosa. But now, she and the inaugural AEW Women’s World Championship face off in a rematch from the Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament, with gold on the line! Will Riho become the first woman to win both AEW and NWA titles in her career? Or will it be Serenity Now to kickoff the action?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see which way Lady Luck leans in the Buy-In!
Fans fire up as the two circle. They tie up, Deeb shoves Riho away, and the two reset. Riho and Deeb tie up, Deeb headlocks, fans rally and duel and Riho throws body shots. Riho powers out but Deeb runs her over! Cover, but Riho goes Matrix to slip out! Riho runs but Deeb dodges the dropkick! Fans cheer as the two reset again, and Riho offers a handshake. Fans cheer that as Deeb considers it. Deeb SLAPS Riho! Fans boo as Deeb talks trash to Riho, but Riho SLAPS her back! Deeb kicks low, throws EuroUppers, then whips Riho to ropes. Riho handsprings and dropkicks Deeb to a corner! Riho runs corner to corner to KNEE Deeb!
Deeb staggers, Riho climbs and fans fire up! Riho leaps to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Deeb flounders to the corner, Riho whips her to ropes but Deeb reverses. Riho ducks and dodges to sunset flip! Deeb stays up, gets the arm and hooks it up for an omoplata! Riho scrambles to get to the ropes! Deeb has to let off and fans fire up. Deeb grab at Riho’s leg, brings her off ropes and DRAGON SCREWS! Fans rally and duel again, Deeb runs corner to corner and clotheslines Riho! Deeb sweeps the legs, gets Riho under the bottom rope, for the CATAPULT GUILLOTINE! Deeb soaks up the cheers and jeers as she says, “This is MY house!”
Riho sits up in the corner as Deeb heads over. Deeb gets Riho up, rocks her with EuroUppers, then gets the legs. Deeb drops elbows on the knee, turns Riho over to hook both legs, and even pulls Riho’s hair to fish hook her face! The ref counts, Deeb lets off at 4, then keeps the leg hooks so she can STOMP the knees! Riho flounders and clutches her legs, and Deeb soaks up the heat again. Deeb drags Riho up and throws more EuroUppers. Deeb shoves Riho to ropes, and catches her on the rebound into a Cobra Twist! Riho fights it, Deeb shifts to a cravat. Riho throws body shots, then flying-mares Deeb to a corner.
Riho rushes over, Deeb slips out to the apron but Riho counter punches! Riho shoulders into a GROVIT! Deeb holds on through the ropes, the ref counts and Deeb lets off, just to put the hold back on! The ref counts again, Deeb lets off again, then turns Riho for a HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Riho flops down, Deeb covers, TWO! Deeb grows frustrated, fans rally and duel again, and Deeb drags Riho up. Deeb wrenches, reels Riho into the inverted Gory Especial, and uses that to bend Riho way back! Riho endures, fans rally, but Deeb keeps the pressure up! Deeb RAMS Riho into buckles! Deeb has Riho up top and ROCKS her with an uppercut!
Riho wobbles, Deeb climbs up, but Riho resists the superplex! Riho fights back with body shots and haymakers! She DECKS Deeb to the drop zone! FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! But Riho clutches her leg! Both women are down, fans fire up, and a standing count starts. Riho and Deeb slowly sit up at 5 of 10, Deeb stands at 6. Riho throws hands over and over! The forearm shots back Deeb down, but Deeb reverses the whip. Riho BOOTS Deeb, then runs to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Deeb runs into a drop toehold onto ropes! Riho dials it up, 619!! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives but fans fire up behind Riho!
Riho reels Deeb in, full nelson but Deeb breaks free to hook Riho up, IRON OCTOPUS! Riho fights free, but Deeb has the GUILLOTINE HOLD! Riho powers out to a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and “This is Awesome!” Riho goes to an apron, Deeb shoulders into a KICK! Riho climbs while Deeb is stuck, GUILLOTIN- NO! The double stomps miss and Riho holds her leg! Deeb gets that leg through the ropes, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb gets Riho up again, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!! Riho survives and Deeb can’t believe it! Daily’s Place is thunderous in the setting sun as Riho gets to a corner.
Deeb runs in, Riho goes to boot but Deeb blocks! Riho kicks away with her free leg over and over, but Deeb stays up! Deeb shouts, grabs both legs, DOUBLE DRAGON SCREW!! Riho flounders, Deeb gets her up and reels her in, for a POWERBOMB! High stack cover, TWO!!! Riho still survives and Deeb can’t believe it! Deeb scowls, gets Riho up, reels her back in and underhooks the arms. Riho fights Deebtox to back drop! Deeb flounders to a corner, Riho runs in and KNEES her! Riho runs and gets around Deeb, but Deeb denies the full nelson. Deeb runs, but into a SNAP DRAGON!! Riho fires up and goes back to a corner!
Riho climbs up, Deeb stands, DOUBLE STOMPS to the back! Deeb writhes but Riho has to get her bad leg moving again. Riho aims from a corner as Deeb sits up, METEOR- NO! HALF CRAB! Deeb sits deep on the leg and Riho grits her teeth! Riho reaches for ropes, crawls and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deeb lets go but gets Riho back up. Riho throws haymakers, but Deeb DRAGON SCREWS the leg again! Deeb gets Riho up, reels her in, but Riho slips under and trips Deeb up, EURO CLUTCH! TWO!! Riho tilt-o-whirls, but Deeb denies the crucifix to get the leg and SMASH IT over and over, to the SERENITY LOCK!! Riho endures but she taps! Deeb wins!!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
The Woman of 1000 Holds used her signature hold to finish it! How long will Serenity reign over the NWA?
Hangman Page VS Brian Cage!
Taz is on commentary rather than ringside, because The Machine took the Cowboy up on the challenge of kicking ass alone! Will the Problem Solver be the one to solve the problem that is The Path of Cage?
The bell rings and Hangman rushes Cage with fast hands! Cage shoves him away but Page comes right back! Hangman BOOTS, runs, and BOOTS again! Cage stays up so Hangman runs, but Cage CLOBBERS him! Cage POSTS Hangman, then reels him in for a pump handle and lift, but Hangman lands on his feet! SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, ONE!! Cage bails out to the apron but fans fire up as Hangman runs, TRIANGLE LARIAT off the corner! Cage falls to the floor, Hangman takes aim but Cage drags him out of the ring! Cage RAMS Hangman into railing, then throws him back in the ring. Hangman comes back and DIVES! Direct hit into railing!
Hangman aims again, for a PLANCHA, but into Cage’s arms! Cage carries Hangman around, pops him up and POST BOMBS him! Fans boo Cage but Cage drags Hangman up. Cage bounces Hangman off the apron, then whips him hard into railing! The fans are rally up for Hangman but Cage puts him in the ring and kicks him down. Cage sits Hangman up and brings him around to a corner. Cage RAMS his shoulder in, and again! Cage CHOPS Hangman, but Hangman fires forearms back! Cage JUMPING KNEES! Cage chokes Hangman against ropes! The ref counts and fans boo but Cage lets off at 4. Cage gets Hangman up to whip corner to corner hard!
Cage walks over and drags Hangman back up to scoop him. Cage uses Hangman for bicep curls, then pops him up to a SAMOAN- Hangman countered with a crucifix! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but his ego almost got the better of him. Hangman runs and clotheslines but Cage stays up! Hangman tries again, but Cage LARIATS Hangman! Cage stands Hangman up, runs, but Hangman follows then dodges to clothesline himself and Cage out of the ring! Fans fire up for “Cowboy Shit!” as Hangman climbs a corner! SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit and down goes Cage! Fans are thunderous again as Hangman gets up and gets Cage into the ring.
Hangman gets to the apron, shakes out cobwebs and climbs a corner, but Cage ROCKS him first! And CHOPS him! And climbs up to join him! Cage fireman’s carries but Hangman throws elbows. Hangman adjusts to SUPER STEINER- NO! Cage drags Hangman back up for a SUPER STEINER ANYWAY! Hangman covers, TWO!! The Cowboy counters the counter but doesn’t finish this just yet! “This is Awesome!” just like the Buy-In. Hangman goes to the apron, BOOTS Cage away, but Cage SUPERKICKS in return! Cage climbs the ropes to dead lift SUPERPLEX, but Hangman slips out!? Cage avoids Hangman’s bomb, but Hangman avoids the discus to ROLLING ELBOW!
Hangman throws off the armband to DISCUS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives again and Taz is a bit stressed on commentary. Fans rally up as Hangman gets back up. Hangman fires up and wants an Alabama lift but Cage fights it off! Cage ripcords to FOREARM! Cage fireman’s carries but Hangman lands out of the F5! Hangman’s boot is blocked and Cage KNEES him back, to then ONE-ARM SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! Hangman survives and shocks Cage! Cage snarls as he goes to a corner, aims at Hangman and runs corner to corner, to back elbow, GAMANGIRI, but Hangman holds ropes!
Hangman elbows Cage away, but runs into the HOTSHOT F5!! Cage goes to the apron and looks at the ramp. Cage gets Hangman back up, and DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEXES Hangman to the ramp! Fans lose their minds as both men hit hard! Cage gets up, shouts, “WHO BETTA THAN CAGE?!” Cage drags Hangman up and hoists him to the top rope. Cage then climbs back up, fireman’s carries Hangman, and SUPER F5!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Hangman survives and no one can believe it! Cage is furious, goes to the apron and takes aim? Hangman staggers up and Cage slingshots, but Hangman fireman’s carries! F5!!! Cover, TWO!!
But Hangman goes right to the apron! Taz freaks out, the fans are thunderous, BUCK- NO! GERMAN SUPLEX!! And a hard one! Cage gets Hangman back up, for a POWERBOMB, dead lift and BUCKLE BOMB! But Hangman trips Cage to a jackknife, TWO!! Hangman staggers up into Cage’s DISCUS!! Cage hauls Hangman back up, SPINNING BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! Hangman is still alive and the fans are thunderous! But here comes Team Taz! Hook distracts the ref while Ricky Starks gets Cage his FTW title! Taz wants Cage to do it, too, but Cage tosses the belt away!? Cage has honor, but Hangman gets him in an Alabama!
Cage fights out, throws Hangman and tells Hook to leave! Taz is furious as Cage turns around into a BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Taz and team may hate that Cage didn’t do things their way, but maybe they were why Cage just lost! Hangman gets some #Pageweisers and gives a toast to Daily’s Place! Hangman heads out, will he be heading for a title?
Meanwhile, Cage argues with Starks and Hooks about the deal they had but he can’t shove Starks because of the bad neck. So he shoves Hook! Is the team about to fall apart?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston!
Matt & Nick Jackson sold out and changed everything from their attitudes to their fashion sense! But the Maniac and the Mad King ain’t changing for nobody! Will being true to themselves help the wild things become kings of the tag division? Or is a Superkick Party still a Superkick Party, even without the Nike Diors?
Speaking of those shoes, Mox & Kingston have the pairs they stole from the Bucks with them as they make their entrances through the crowd! The Bucks make their braggadocios entrance, strike their pose and have the streamers fly, but Moxley and Kingston jump them! This match is already becoming a fight!
Kingston has Nick in a corner, Moxley throws Matt out to drop ax handles! Moxley makes Matt eat the streamers! The bell hasn’t rung, this isn’t even a match yet! Good thing, because Kingston chokes Nick in a corner! Moxley uses his shirt to choke Matt! Nick gets out to go after Mox, CLUB him down, and he and Matt mug Moxley! Kingston DIVES!! Direct hit and everyone goes down! Moxley gets up and is enjoying this! Moxley and Kingston get the Bucks off, throw more hands, and Kingston tears off Nick’s jacket to hit him with it! Moxley drags Matt through the crowd to throw hands in front of the middle section! Kingston throws the jacket up like LeBron’s chalk!
Fans give Mox a White Claw and he chugs it down! Kingston throws hands, Moxley keeps bringing Matt around the way, and each man mugs a Buck against railing! Moxley throws Matt into railing on one side, Kingston sends Nick to the other side! Brandon Cutler checks on Matt, gives him some cold spray, but Kingston sees him. Cutler wants him to take it easy, but Kingston DECKS him! Cutler scrambles into the ring, and into Moxley’s SLEEPER! Moxley feeds Cutlery to Kingston, for the VIOLENT CROWN! Cutler’s down, but the Bucks come back with a vengeance! Matt drags Moxley out to throw hands, and Nick stomps Kingston! The bell sounds, this is finally a match!
Nick wants Kingston to get up, and Kingston does to CHOP Nick! Moxley tosses Matt over railing! Kingston whips Nick to kitchen sink knee! Kingston sits Nick up to KICK him again and again on the back! Cover, TWO! Kingston gets Nick up, tags Moxley back in, and they mug Nick. They double whip, double shoulder Nick down, then Moxley DECKS Matt! Matt runs in, the ref stops him, and both Moxley and Kingston stomp Nick behind the ref’s back! The Bucks are getting a taste of their own dirty medicine! Fans cheer as Matt protests, and Moxley fakes a tag with Kingston. Moxley whips Kingston in to KNEE Nick, then Moxley KNEES Nick!
Mox feeds Nick to Kingston’s GOURD BUSTER! Kingston gets Nick for an STO! Cover, TWO! Nick gets to a corner, Kingston fires off machine gun CHOPS! Matt rushes over but Kingston DECKS him! Nick pokes Kingston in the eyes! Fans boo, Nick KICKS Kingston’s leg out! Tag to Matt, he runs and BLASTS Moxley off the apron, then WRECKS him with a dropkick! Matt skins the cat, he and Nick have Kingston in a corner for a ENZIGURI LARIAT COMBO! Then they go again, CANNONBALL ENZIGURI COMBO! Matt fires up but fans boo while Don Callis puts the Bucks over on commentary.
Nick holds Kingston in the corner and Matt clubs him on the back. Tag to Nick, the Bucks bring Kingston out to whip to ropes and double elbow! Fist drop splash combo! Fans boo but the Bucks soak it all up. Nick scrapes his soles on Kingston’s face, then struts around like the Macho Man. Nick taunts Mox, but runs into Kingston’s FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Kingston hurries but Matt tags in! Matt sweeps Kingston’s leg then DECKS Moxley! Matt goes out to whip Moxley into railing! Matt goes back to Kingston, mockingly gets the fans to rally, and he “tags” off Kingston! Matt rallies on Kingston, thrusts the hips and keeps hitting him.
Matt has Kingston in a corner, rains down rights over and over, gets all 10, and powers up! Matt brings Kingston around to scoop and SLAM! Matt “Hulks Out” and runs, but Moxley trips him up! Moxley CLOBBERS Matt on the outside! Nick checks on Matt, gets him up and in, and then hurries back to his corner. Hot tag to Nick and he slingshots, into Kingston’s EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Kingston and Nick are down! Hot tags to Matt and Mox! Mox SHOTGUNS Matt into Nick, and clotheslines both Bucks in a corner! X-PLEX for Matt! X-PLEX for Nick! Mox gives Nick a PILEDRIVER! Matt gets in and fires hands with Moxley, but Moxley ROCKS Matt!
Moxley reels Matt in, traps the arms and hits a PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! But into a BULLY CHOKE!! Matt endures, fans fire up, but Nick stomps Mox! Nick saves Matt, gets Moxley up, and the Bucks double whip. Moxley crisscross the Bucks to DOUBLE DDT!! Fans are thunderous again as Moxley takes aim. Clothesline for Nick in a corner! Matt BOOTS Moxley but runs into a back drop! Matt is down, Nick bails out, but Good Brother Karl Anderson is here to talk trash on Mox! But Kingston sees Gallows emerging from the crowd and LEAPS to take him down! Mox dares Anderson to do something, but FRANKIE KAZARIAN leaps and tackles the Machine Gun!
The Heavy Metal Rebel fires off hands on Anderson, having vowed vengeance on The Elite for what they did to SoCal Uncensored! Fans are loving it as Kaz chases Anderson off! But wait, someone slipped something to Matt! Moxley turns around into the COLD SPRAY!! And a CAN SHOT! Nick CLOBBERS Kingston! Matt covers, TWO!! There will be no Double or Nothing screwjob! But Moxley is bleeding from his forehead! We have a “This is Awesome!” hat trick as Matt tags Nick. Matt gets Moxley up on the ramp, gut wrenches, and Nick springboards in, MELZTER DRIVER TO THE RAMP!! Callis jokes that a spot just opened up on the AEW roster!
Moxley is down as the ref counts. Moxley flounders around, staggers about as we reach 5 of 10, but the fans rally for him as he flops down. Moxley gets back up and is in at 9 of 10! Moxley eggs Matt on, then SLAPS him! Matt throws hands and now eggs Moxley on as he stomps away! Matt paces while fans boo. Matt headlocks and punches the bleeding forehead! The ref reprimands, Matt lets off but Moxley leans against ropes. Tag to Nick, Matt puts Moxley in the ropes, and Nick climbs, DRAPING SWANTON! Cover, TWO!! Nick stomps Moxley down in frustration but fans haven’t given up. Matt mocks them for cheering Moxley on as Nick stomps him more.
Tag to Matt, the Bucks kicks Moxley around, and Moxley has a crimson mask. Callis somewhat sarcastically says to stop the match as the Bucks kick and kick and DOUBLE BUZZSAW! Moxley flops over, Matt covers, TWO! Matt clamps on with a chinlock and squeezes tight. Moxley fights up and reaches for his corner, but Matt throws him down by his hair! Matt taunts Kingston, Nick drags Moxley to the ramp and chokes him! Kingston protests, the ref keeps him back and the choking continues! Matt tags Nick, the Bucks stay between Mox and Kingston and slap him around! They throw hands, pie face him, but Moxley fires off body shots!
The Bucks mug Moxley, then fist bump a la the Shield! The Bucks mock another Shield staple, but Moxley fights off the assisted powerbomb! GERMAN SUPLEX for Nick! Moxley waistlocks Matt, Matt reaches for Nick and ends up getting him in a waistlock! DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans are fired up with Moxley and he heads for his corner! Hot tag to Kingston! Kingston rallies on the Bucks with big hands! Nick kicks low, whips Kingston to ropes, but he reverses to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Dropkick for Matt, then a DDT! Kingston drags Matt back up, sits him down, and wraps on a STRETCH PLUM! Nick punches Kingston but it does nothing!
Kingston lets Matt go so he can get in Nick’s face. Nick runs, into a BOOT! Kingston shakes out the bad leg, fires off machine gun CHOPS on Matt in a corner, Kingston is hitting all Four Pillars! But Nick mule kicks Kingston in the leg! Matt cravats, gets help from Nick, SLICED BREAD! Nick adds a SHINING WIZARD! Matt covers, TWO!! Kingston survives but Matt tags Nick. Nick climbs a corner, tells Kingston he’s done, and then SWANTONS onto knees! Kingston looks and sees Moxley and hurries over! Hot tag back to Mox but DOUBLE SUPERKICKS hit him first! Matt gets Moxley up, Nick climbs, but no bang as Moxley slips out! SLEEPER HOLD on Matt!
Kingston trips up Nick so he can’t save Matt! Matt drops back and Moxley wraps on the body scissors! Kingston anchors Nick, Nick kicks him away and adjusts! Matt moves around, gets free, and Nick 450 SPLASHES Moxley!! Matt covers, TWO!?! Moxley survives and Callis is furious! Matt throws down fists on Moxley’s bloody forehead, then scoops him again. Kingston trips up Nick’s slingshot! Matt has the SLEEPER again! Kingston gets in, feed and Moxley runs, but Nick trips Moxley! Nick RAMS Moxley into railing, Matt scoops Kingston, but now Moxley trips Nick! Matt gets free, someone throws in a Nike Dior? The ref takes that away, but Kingston gets Matt to a corner.
Kingston gets Matt in an Electric Chair, and Moxley has one of the other Nike Diors! After all, there were four of them! Moxley climbs, DIOR DOOMSDAY DEVICE!!! Cover, Nick breaks it in time! Nick punches away on Moxley then KNEES Kingston off the corner! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” at this rate as Nick tags back in. Moxley sits up but Kingston is down! Nick aims and SUPER- But Mox blocks! PARADIGM- NO! Nick flips through, trips Moxley up and steps through, SHARPSHOOTER!! Moxley endures as Nick sits deep! Moxley crawls, claws, reaches, but Matt keeps Kingston away! Moxley still reaches but Nick drags him away!
Fans rally for Moxley but he’s stuck! Kingston gets free of Matt to BOOT Nick down! Matt swings on Kingston, but into a DANGEROUS SAIDO! Nick SUPERKICKS Kingston! Moxley CLOBBERS Nick! PARADIGM SHIFT!!! Cover, but Matt breaks it!! Matt wags his finger, he won’t let it end like that! All four men are down, the ref counts but Moxley stands at 4. Moxley gives Nick headbutt after headbutt, then whips him to the corner. Nick tumbles over and out to PENALTY KICK Kingston! Moxley gets Nick in a SLEEPER! But the ropes are in the way and the ref counts! Moxley drags Nick in so there’s no ropebreak!
Matt rushes in, Moxley lets Nick go to avoid a superkick! Moxley blocks another, throws it at Nick but he ducks! The Bucks reset to DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley again! Moxley rebounds to DOUBLE LARIAT! Moxley gets Nick up but Matt SUPERKICKS! The Bucks reset again, Nick SUPERKICKS! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS the third time around! Cover, ONE?!?! HOW?!?! Moxley shakes his head and the fans are electric! Moxley glares at Matt, Matt and Nick look to each other, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kingston gets in, but the Bucks dodge his clotheslines. Matt uses 52 Fake Out to get Kingston in the knee! Then Nick SUPERKICKS Kingston down!
Matt officially tags in, he and Nick have Moxley in the center! They take an arm each, call it out, B T E TRIGGER! But they hold Moxley up! They hit another BTE TRIGGER! And another! AND ANOTHER!! The Bucks let Moxley go after four shots, then cover Moxley, and the Bucks win!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Moxley & Kingston withstood the Bucks’ attempts at cheating them out of the belts, but when the Bucks actually got serious, there was no denying it! Matt & Nick Jackson are STILL the top team in AEW! Will they continue to dominate until the end of their careers?
Double or Nothing Casino Battle Royale 2021!
Paul “Big G” Wight joins commentary for this one, because it’s a big show! We know 20 entrants, but there will again be a mystery 21st! Who drew the wild card tonight? And will they be a factor in this opportunity for a future AEW World Championship match?
Per the rules, AEW “shuffles the deck,” and we start with the Clubs first! And first out for that group, it’s CHRISTIAN CAGE! Fans are fired up to see Captain Charisma live and in person, but he’s joined by Matt Sydal, Will Hobbs, Dustin Rhodes and The Acclaimed’s Max Caster! “Yo! Christian Dustin off the cobwebs. He used to be interestin’, when he had an Edge. Ey yo, Sydal, you trippin’! Climb to the top, I’mma catch your ass slippin’! Ey yo, Dustin, yo, Dustin, look at me. Dustin, look at me! It’s Dustin in the place, but you’re so ugly, you should paint your whole face! You know I’m so great, Double or Nothing is my showcase!” Platinum thinks he’ll go and win it, but will he be feeling like a deuce in a minute?
The bell rings, this starts as Hobbs goes after Christian and Dustin goes after Caster! Sydal goes after Hobbs given their history against each other, but Hobbs shoves him away. Sydal comes right back, Dustin goes to throw Caster! Caster holds on desperately as Dustin tries to scrape him off the apron! Caster pokes Dustin in the eye, kicks him low, and has him in a corner for haymakers. Sydal KICKS Hobbs in the legs, but Caster knees Sydal low! The clock is ticking to two minutes as Sydal KICKS Caster in the leg! Dustin and Christian stomp Hobbs down while Sydal Question Mark Kicks Caster! Caster yanks Sydal into ropes, but Sydal SOBATS!
Sydal goes to push Caster out but Caster elbows him away. Hobbs elbows Dustin away, stomps Christian, but Dustin claws Hobbs’ back! Caster pops Sydal up for a KNEE! Caster whips and ELIMINATES Sydal! Dustin throws Hobbs over but Hobbs holds on! Christian CHOPS Caster, and CHOPS him again! Christian hoists Caster up but Caster fights him off. Caster tries to shove Christian out while Dustin tries to scrape Hobbs, but both Christian and Hobbs hold on. Hobbs kicks Dustin away, Christian elbows and CLUBS Caster! We’re under 40 seconds as Caster whips Christian but Christian slips off the scoop!
Hobbs CLOBBERS Dustin while Christian whips Caster up and over! Caster hits the ramp and then the floor, Christian ELIMINATES Caster! The clock ticks down as Hobbs digs his boots into Christian. The timer hits zero, and we have… the Diamonds! Dustin goes after Hobbs as Matt Hardy and Isiah Kassidy are here to represent the Hardy Family Office! But they lie in wait as the others come out! Dustin throws Hobbs over but Hobbs holds on, and the HFO jump the Dark Order’s Preston Vance! But he’s ready, and DECKS Kassidy! Vance blocks Hardy’s kick to spin him around and BOOT him down! Kassidy gets up, Vance blocks his kick, too, and pops him up for a POWERBOMB!
Vance leaves the HFO behind and The Factory’s Nick Comoroto enters! Vance goes after Hobbs, the Freak Beast wants after Dustin! And then Chaos Project’s Serpentico is being forced to enter by Luther! Luther hurries back to the back and Vance back drops Serpentico! Vance whips, Serpentico dodges, wheelbarrow but STUN GUN GERMAN SUPLEX! Serpentico flounders up, Vance clotheslines and ELIMINATES Serpentico!! The SNAKEMAN is done already, but now Comoroto stares down Number 10. Comoroto pie faces Vance so Vance throws hands! Comoroto and Vance brawl, Comoroto knees low and scoops, but Vance slips out to SPINEBUSTER!
Fans fire up with Vance and we’re already at a minute left this round! Vance clotheslines Comoroto against ropes again and again, but Comoroto stays up. Vance runs, into a SPEAR!! The Freak Beast is like a wrecking ball! He gets Vance up, throws him out, but Vance holds on! Dustin gets involved, dumping Comoroto AND Vance over, and ELIMINATES them both!! The Natural’s still got it, but now Hobbs is after him! Hobbs pushes Dustin, Comoroto has Dustin’s cow bell! Comoroto CLOBBERS Dustin!! Fans boo but the Freak Beast doesn’t care! Hobbs hauls Dustin up and over and dumps him out to ELIMINATE him! But Christian gets Hobbs with a KILLSWITCH!
Time’s up, and here come… the Hearts! But before they start appearing, Hardy finally gets in the ring! Fans fire up for Hardy and Christian, but Kassidy chop blocks Christian from behind! Hardy applauds Kassidy, but here come BOTH Varsity Blonds! Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. attack Hardy and Kassidy! They double whip the HFO at each other, then BOOT them both down! The Dark Order’s BOOM BOOM, Colt Cabana is here! Cabana jumps in and JABS away on Hardy! Flip, flop, fly, but Kassidy goes after Cabana, only to get the BIONIC ELBOW! Anthony Bowens comes in to avenge Caster! He fires off on the Blonds, JAB and CHOP then a BRAINBUSTER for BPJ!!
But the last heart is Penta El JOKER! And he tells Bowens, CERO! MIEDO! SUPERKICK! Penta fires off CHOPS on Cabana and BPJ, then BOOTS Hardy! BRONCO BUSTER on BPJ! The fans join in with Cero Miedo, but Bowens BLINDSIDES him! Bowens throws hands, Cabana dumps Hardy out but Hardy clings to the post. Kassidy dumps and ELIMINATES Cabana! The Blonds go after Bowens and Penta, dropkick and SPINEBUSTER! They throw and ELIMINATE Bowens! Kassidy pretends like he helped out and gives a thumbs up, but BPJ knees him low! Griff rushes Hardy but gets dumped to the apron!
Hardy clubs at Griff’s hands but he holds on to fire forearms back! Hardy DECKS and ELIMINATES the Ivy League MVP! Penta goes after BPJ and fans chant “Cero Miedo!” Penta CHOPS and jabs BPJ, whips him to ropes but BPJ stays in the ring. Penta hauls BPJ up, GAMANGIRIS, but HFO go after them both! It’s of note that Christian and Hobbs have been resting on the outside having gone out under the ropes, both clearly waiting for better opportunities. Penta turns things around on Hardy for a GAMANGIRI! Penta throws down hands on Hardy, Kassidy hoists BPJ up and the countdown is 20 seconds. BPJ hits a double ax handle on Kassidy!
BPJ drags Kassidy to ropes, Kassidy fights back, and the countdown is zero! All that’s left are the Spades! And first out is Jungle Boy! The fans are thunderous for him already! JB and Penta are face to face, and Penta tells JB “CERO! MIEDO!” JB swings on Penta, Penta dodges to SLINGBLADE! JB is back up but gets another SLINGBLADE! BACKBREAKER! Marq Quen joins to make HFO one man stronger! Quen and Kassidy go after BPJ but he fights them off! But they still hit GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! They get BPJ up, throw him out and ELIMINATE him! The Factory’s Aaron Solow is here, but he is indeed solo right now!
For those wondering, QT Marshall wasn’t cleared to compete so Solow is taking his spot. Then, the Dark Order’s Evil Uno is here! He has a brand new look as he fires off on Hardy! And lastly, BIG SHOTTY, LEE JOHNSON! He surely wanted after QT but any Factory member is good enough! He ENZIGURIS Solow, but Solow HIGH SCREW KICKS! Solow whips, Johnson lands on the apron and shoulders back in! Johnson shovels Solow out to the apron, they brawl on the edge, and Johnson elbows Solow down to ELIMINATE him! But Hardy BLASTS and ELIMINATES Johnson! The HFO is dominating this but Uno and JB fight back! Uno hits a COMPLETE SHOT on Kassidy!
Uno gets Penta up to throw hands while JB grinds Hardy down. Quen attacks JB, Uno BOOTS Penta. Uno runs in but Penta dumps him out, ENZIGURIS and ELIMINATES him! JB LEAPS at Penta, and uses a RANA to ELIMINATE him!! JB skins the cat but Hobbs is back! Hobbs CLOBBERS Quen! And SPINEBUSTERS Kassidy! Christian is back as Hardy winds up but Hobbs CLOBBERS him, too! JB fires forearms on Hobbs but Hobbs choke grips JB to TOSS him into a corner! Christian and Hobbs brawl again, Hobbs runs at a corner but Christian dodges the splash! Christian hoists Hobbs up but Hobbs holds ropes! Christian gets him loose and ELIMINATES Hobbs!!
The wild card has yet to be dealt, but we have Jungle Boy, Christian, and the #HardyParty as our final five right now! Hardy and his team regroup, Christian and JB slowly stand back up, and battle lines have been drawn! The HFO attacks, Hardy going after JB while Private Party is after Christian! The fans count it down, here comes the 21st man! It’s… LIO RUSH!! The Man of the Hour has been #NJPWStrong but he’s ready to be All Elite! Rush rushes the ring, leaps over Quen to CROSSBODY Kassidy, then he baits Quen into a leap frog and POISON RANA! Kassidy runs in but Rush jumps all around him, slides under and KANGAROO KICKS him!
Rush springboards, whip and redirect, for a SPANISH FLY! Rush is fired up but Hardy storms up to him, to whip him at ropes! Rush rebounds, back hands, and fires off fast hands! Rush whips, Hardy reverses but Rush rebounds again, for the STUNNER! Fans are fired up as Rush says this is his time! He has his pick of the field, goes after Kassidy, but Quen saves him. Quen shoves Rush around, but Rush fires off fast hands! Rush ROCKS Quen, Kassidy runs in but is sent to the apron! Quen runs in, Private Party has Silly String, but Rush was ready and pushes them back! Rush clubs at their hands, Hardy dumps and ELIMINATES Rush!!
The HFO celebrate together, keeping the final five as it was before the Rush! Now they go after JB and Christian again! Private Party chokes Christian, Hardy scoop SLAMS JB, then they call their shot! “DELETE! DELETE!” JB stands up, stops the Twist, but gets a SIDE EFFECT! Hardy drags JB up, whips but JB rebounds to LARIAT! JB and Quen brawl, Quen whips but JB stays on the apron. Christian fights Kassidy, goes after Quen and throws him out. Kassidy attacks Christian, whips but Christian reverses! Private Party tries Silly String again but JB SUPERKICKS it apart, and ELIMINATES Kassidy in the process!
JB then sweeps Quen’s legs, Christian WRECKS Quen with a dropkick and ELIMINATES him! Captain Charisma, Jungle Jack Perry and Big Money Matt are the final three! Hardy just realizes this and is very worried. He wants Christian and JB to take it easy, but the fans are singing for Tarzan Boy! Hardy says the veterans should team together! Christian fist bumps Hardy, they corner JB, but then Christian tosses and ELIMINATES Hardy!! Now it’s just him and JB! Fans are electric as that world title opportunity is one step away! JB and Christian approach, Christian kicks low and whips but JB fights it off!
JB RAMS Christian to a corner, and tries to hoist him out! Christian fights that off, fans are fired up as JB still gets him up top! Christian keeps fighting, he BOOTS JB away then leaps to FLYING UPPERCUT! Christian gets JB up, whips but JB slips free to mule kick, front kick and ENZIGURI! Fans are thunderous as they rally and duel. JB gets Christian up, Christian shoves him away and even ducks the rebound lariat to REVERSE DDT! Christian wants JB to get up so he can get Rated R! JB slowly rises, Christian runs in but JB fireman’s carries the Spear and gets Christian to the ropes! Christian fights free, whips JB, but JB holds on!
JB skins the cat, but Christian is there! JB has Christian in a facelock and drags him over! Christian lands on the apron, JB kicks at him, then slips into the ropes! Christian catches him but gets a SWING KICK for it! JB boots, but into underhooks! JB fights free, goes up the corner, but Christian shoves him! JB swings around the corner to safety! Christian hurries inside the ropes, runs at JB, but JB shoulders into him! JB shovels Christian up and over, and WINS!!
Winner: Jungle Boy (earns a future AEW World Championship match)
Captain Charisma did #OutWorkEveryone by being among the first entries and making it to the end, but he did NOT win it all! Jungle Boy, an AEW original, now has his shot at the AEW World Championship! Fans chant “YOU DESERVE IT!” and perhaps they’re right! Jurassic Express comes out to celebrate with him, and Christian lingers in the ring. The veteran shows his respect to this young star by saying he better go win that belt! But just like everyone else, Jungle Boy has to wait and see who even has the title after tonight! Will JB be taking on a Bastard, Freshly Squeezed, or the belt collecting Best Bout Machine over the summer?
Shawn Dean and special guests are on stage.
The Captain and AEW take this moment to honor and thank the US Armed Forces K9 units and service dogs! Please contact your local senator and ask they support PAWS Act S.613 to help disabled veterans receive service dogs and fight against veteran suicide.
AEW has a Memorial Day tribute.
“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” – General George S. Patton.
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S Truman.
AEW thanks the fighting service men and women, as well as those who gave their lives, for the freedoms we have today.
Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory!
For one night only, the American Nightmare becomes the American Dream to defend the honor of his home against The Guv’nor, Britain’s Olympic bronze medalist boxer with hands of stone! Will Cody represent that moniker proudly and to the very end? Or is the tale of the tape already a telling sign of how this will go?
The bell rings, Cody gets around Ogogo’s haymaker and waistlocks. Ogogo goes to ropes, Cody lets off and the two reset. Ogogo swings again but Cody gets the arm! Cody tries to drag Ogogo down but they end up on ropes again. The ref counts, Ogogo bucks Cody back but Cody kicks low! Cody drops for the Rhodes Uppercut! Cody gets up but Ogogo BODY SHOTS! Cody staggers up, Ogogo wrenches for the OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO! Cody survives Ogogo’s take on the Olympic Gold Medalist’s move! Cody gets to a corner, Ogogo runs in but Cody goes up and over and gets Ogogo for a SPINNING POWERSLAM! But Cody can’t cover from the pain in his stomach!
Cody goes after Ogogo’s arms, gets him up and reels him in for knees into the stomach! Cody scoops, Ogogo slips off and shoves. Things speed up. Ogogo hurdles and BOOTS Cody down! Cody winces but Ogogo taunts him. Cody gets up, gets a leg, trips Ogogo and gets chicken wings! Cody bridges for CATTLE MUTILATION! Ogogo endures, flails, but refuses to give up so Cody lets him free. Ogogo bails out to regroup with QT, but Cody runs and DIVES into a forearm shot! Ogogo gets in, but Cody gets around him to a waistlock. Ogogo switches to GERMAN SUPLEX! Ogogo clutches his arms but he taunts Cody as he KICKS him in the side!
Ogogo paces, scuffs Cody and flips off the fans before running for an elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Cody grimaces but Ogogo covers again, ONE!! Ogogo argues the count, Arn coaches Cody up and Cody gets a leg. But Ogogo rakes Cody’s eyes! Ogogo runs corner to corner and EuroUppers! Then runs to LARIAT Cody inside-out! Cover, TWO! Ogogo grows frustrated but QT coaches him. Cody ends up on that side, Ogogo distracts the ref and QT sucker punches Cody! Ogogo covers, TWO! Arn storms over to QT and fans fire up as he chases QT up the ramp with a chair! QT tells Arn to stay back, but Ogogo goes for the elbow drop again. Cody dodges and Ogogo hits mat!
Cody stomps Ogogo’s hand and hammers the bad arm. Ogogo wrenches and fireman’s carries to a SWINGING SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Cody but Ogogo tells them to shut up. Ogogo whips Cody, Cody KICKS Ogogo back! Cody runs but Ogogo sends him into ropes! Cody flounders, Arn checks on him while QT checks on Ogogo and his bad eye. Ogogo is bleeding from the forehead, over the good eye! Cody bobs ‘n’ weaves and throws body shots, showing Ogogo he can box just like him! Cody kicks a leg out then hits a bulldog! Fans fire up with Cody as Ogogo flounders. Cody has Ogogo in the ropes and punches the forehead!
Cody whips, Ogogo reverses, but he gets a CODY CUTTER for it! The ref checks on Ogogo but he is okay to continue. Cody gets Ogogo up and puts him on the top rope. Cody ROCKS Ogogo, throws body shots, then climbs up top. Ogogo throws hands and DECKS Cody! Cody hits the mat, Ogogo hops down, but then reconsiders? Ogogo climbs up, wanting to prove he’s a pro-wrestler! FROG SPLASH!! Ogogo flounders from his own rib pain but does cover, TWO!! Cody survives and grimaces again as he gets up. The ref double checks the bloody wound but Ogogo is okay to continue. Ogogo runs corner to corner to EuroUpper! Ogogo runs again but into a dropkick!
Cody gets the leg, lets out a “WOO~!” and puts on the FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK! Ogogo endures, QT pushes the rope to be closer to him, but the ref reprimands him. Ogogo crawls over, reaches out, but he PUNCHES Cody! It’s a cover, TWO!! Cody survives but Ogogo turns things over to reverse the pressure! Cody lets the leglock go and both men slowly stand. Ogogo hobbles over to Cody, has him in the ropes, but Cody backwards headbutts! Dragon sleeper, but Ogogo snapmares free to BODY SHOT! And UPPERCUT! Cody is down, Ogogo covers, but Cody’s hand is under the rope! QT protests but it is obvious Cody has the ropebreak!
Ogogo drags Cody back up, gut wrenches, and hits a CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Ogogo is beside himself! Fans rally up while Ogogo grows frustrated. Ogogo fires himself up, gets Cody up and reels him in, pop-up but Cody elbows back! Cody hooks Ogogo up in the reverse Gory, for DINN’S FIRE!! Cover, Cody wins!!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall
QT is seething, but his best blue chipper just got beat by the Nightmare Family’s founding father! Cody goes out to celebrate with the people, but will he continue to carry the banner forward for family and country?
AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Lance Archer!
The Bulgarian Barbarian has been pushing the Murderhawk Monster’s buttons, but he crossed the line at the Double or Nothing Fan Fest weigh-in when he attacked Jake the Snake out of nowhere! Will Archer make sure that The Best Man has the worst night of his life? Or will this be a second Double or Nothing that Archer is denied this title?
The introductions are made, but Miro doesn’t even get in the ring because Archer FLIES out at him! Archer takes Miro down but keeps on him with furious fists!
Archer throws Miro into the ring, the bell sounds to get this on the record, and Archer runs to back elbow Miro! And then again to elbow him again! Archer goes corner to corner again, Miro meets him halfway, and double clotheslines hit but neither falls! Archer BOOTS Miro down, then brings him to a corner with a knuckle lock. Archer climbs, fans fire up and Archer goes Old School, to then MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE!! Miro bails out but Archer is enjoying this as he goes out after him. Miro throws body shots and EuroUppers, then bounces Archer off railing! Miro drags Archer around by his hair, they brawl more, and Archer blocks a table bump to bump Miro off the table! And POST him!
The ref says to get this back in, but Archer CHOKE SLAMS Miro through the timekeeper’s table! Fans are fired up while the ref checks on Miro. Miro is somehow okay, but fans are on Archer’s side as he puts Miro in. Archer stalks Miro to a corner but Miro bails back out. Archer sees that, slides back out the side, and he waits as Miro staggers around the way. Fans boo and Archer runs in, but Miro catches him! Miro OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Archer onto the wrestlers watching ringside! Miro then hops the railing and gets Archer up to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly Archer back over! Miro goes after Archer CLUBS him, puts him in the ring, and stomps him into a corner.
The ref counts, Miro lets off with a haymaker, but Archer shoves Miro. Miro knees low, whips corner to corner then splashes! Miro soaks up the heat from the fans then runs corner to corner, into a CROSSBODY from Archer! Archer is seething as he demands Miro get up. Archer kicks low, knee smashes, then runs. Miro dodges to WHEEL KICK! Miro welcomes all the cheers and jeers as he circles Archer. Archer sits up, and Miro KICKS him! Miro sits Archer up with his ponytail, and KICKS him again! And again for another KICK! Miro wants another but Archer blocks to ROCK, ripcord and reel Miro in for the HELLACOASTER! Cover, TWO!!
Archer is fuming but he still has more to try. Archer stomps Miro to a drop zone, climbs up top, and fans fire up as he MOONSAULTS but flops! ROUNDHOUSE from Miro, then a fireman’s carry to SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO!! Archer survives but flounders to a corner. Miro fires himself up, fans rally and duel, and Miro stomps around. But wait! Jake The Snake IS here! And he has a bag! Is there a descendant of Damian in there? But Miro drags Jake into the ring! Archer rushes over but into a BEST KICK! Miro grabs Jake’s bag and shakes it around! Miro TOSSES the bag away! Animal cruelty!!
Miro stalks Jake as he flounders up, but Archer intercepts for a CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Miro survives but Archer is snarling! Archer drags Miro up, hoists him up to the top and ROCKS him. Miro SLAPS Archer, Archer SLAPS back, it’s a SLAP fight! Archer ROCKS Miro again, drags him out with the inverted crucifix but Miro fights free! Miro fires off kicks to Archer’s leg, then runs, into a DERAILER!! Miro falls out of the ring, Archer goes out and gets him up into the ring. Archer is on the apron but Miro gets him in the ropes. Archer choke grips but Miro kicks the ropes to hit Archer low! Miro snap suplexes Archer up and in! Then hits another BEST KICK!
Fans fire up, and Miro shouts “GAAAAME! OOOOVER!” He stomps Archer, and locks on the camel clutch! Archer endures, gets up but Miro KNEES him in the back over and over! GAME OVER is in DEEP!! Archer endures, but he’s OUT! Miro wins!!
Winner: Miro, by submission (still AEW TNT Championship)
#EverybodyDies, but Miro’s reign still lives! If Miro can stop the Murderhawk, what hope does anyone have against him?
All Out is back in Chicago!
“Ignited by a common passion, these are the moments, and this is the city that helped launch All Elite Wrestling.” AEW returns to the Windy City in September. The most incredible moments are still to come. “Welcome back to the show,” Sunday, September 5th!
AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker w/ Rebel!
The Full Metal Warrior made it to one YEAR as champion, but The Doctor says that’s long enough. Britt always says she’s the Face of the AEW Women’s Division, but will she be the champion of it? Or will Shida go beyond one year and on towards a second?
The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belt is raised, and we see who defines the next era of AEW Women’s Wrestling!
The fans rally and duel but DMD has a lot of fans in Daily’s Place tonight. Britt and Shida get face to face, and then the forearms fly! Shida knees low, has Britt against ropes, but Britt blocks the whip to turn things around. More forearms fly, Britt rolls Shida to the armlock! Shida slips free to run but Britt avoids the Tamashi knee! Fans cheer as the two stand off and circle again. They tie up, Britt wrenches, hammerlocks, and half nelsons to spin and snapmare to an armlock! Britt gets the crucifix pin, TWO! Britt tries a lateral press, TWO! Shida gets around to waistlock and drag Britt up to SLAM her! Fans fire up and duel as Shida has the legs! Shida hammers Britt to get her in a BOW ‘N’ ARROW!
Shida readjusts, Britt pops free but Shida has the body scissors. Britt and Shida throw forearms in that position, Shida turns Britt to a cover, TWO! Shida adds a motorcycle stretch to this, Britt fights up but Shida bends her back against boots! Britt endures so Shida BOOTS her away! Shida gets Britt up, Britt throws a forearm but Shida whips her. Britt holds ropes to avoid the dropkick then bails out. Britt regroups with Rebel, Shida waits because she has Champion’s Advantage. Britt gets in but Shida slips out. Rebel talks trash, Shida goes up but Britt KNEES her in the ropes! Britt gets Shida in a corner and chokes her! The ref counts, Britt lets off at 4 to ROCK Shida with a forearm!
Britt grins, and wrenches Shida to then roll her to a hammerlock. Shida reaches back to get up but Britt becomes a backpack. Shida RAMS Britt into buckles and is free, and she whips corner to corner. Britt reverses but Shida dodges to RANA! Shida keeps moving and dropkicks Britt out of the ring! Shida pursues, and RAMS Britt into railing! Shida gets a chair, the ref tells her no, but she sits the chair up to use it as a launching pad! Britt runs at her but Shida goes up to the apron! Shida KNEES Britt from up there, then climbs a corner. Shida LEAPS and CROSSBODIES both Britt and Rebel! Fans fire up and duel as Shida puts Britt on the apron.
Shida CLUBS away, then lines up a shot. Shida runs but Britt spins to KICK Shida down! Britt goes out to stand on Shida’s head! Britt drags Shida up to put her in the ring and stands on Shida’s head again before stomping away. Britt gets Shida up for a cravat and throws knees. Fans rally and duel again, Britt DECKS Shida with a forearm! Shida hits back but Britt facelocks and underhooks. Shida resists the butterfly to wrench out and arm-drag Britt. Britt holds on to turn Shida around, and CURB STOMP! Britt gets the glove from Rebel, and it’s extra stylish for Double or Nothing! Britt goes to Shida, goes after an arm, but Shida scrambles away!
Britt stomps away on Shida at the ropes, drags her up, and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! But Britt tries again, TWO! Britt grows annoyed with Shida and she pie faces Shida around. Britt gets Shida up, throws forearms, then digs her hand into Shida’s face. Britt taunts, runs corner to corner, but Shida BOOTS! Shida turns things around, but runs into a BUCKLE SHOT! Rebel coaches Britt as she gets up and gets Shida out of the corner. Britt stands on Shida’s head, the ref counts so Britt covers, TWO! Britt toys with Shida now, Shida blocks the kick and gets up, only for Britt to ROCK her! Shida fires up as Britt throws more forearms! Britt talks trash, and Shida fires off!!
Shida tackles Britt and rains down furious fists! The fans fire up now as Shida bumps Britt off buckle over and over! Shida whips corner to corner, runs in and KNEES Britt! Shida rolls and runs back in to KNEE her again! Shida sits Britt down to go side to side and BOOT WASH! Fans fire up with Shida and she makes sure the cameras see her fish hook Britt’s face! Shida drags Britt up, but Britt blocks the suplex! Britt drags Shida down, they get back up, and Shida manages a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Shida runs, BLINDSIDE KNEE!! Cover, TWO!! Shida is a bit surprised but she’s more determined to finish The Doctor now!
Shida gets Britt up, Britt blocks and wants a fisherman but Shida knees her in return! Shida throws hands, Britt returns them! This brawl is getting nasty! Britt kicks low, Shida ENZIGURIS! Britt wobbles but comes back to SUPERKICK! Britt drags Shida up, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Britt drags her back up. Britt runs but Shida trips her up out of the stomp! STRETCH MUFFLER! Britt crawls, ROPEBREAK! Shida fires off furious fists but has to let off. Rebel coaches Britt up and she SUPERKICKS again! Britt runs, to SLINGBLADE! Britt gets Shida up, Alabama lifts, and hits an AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!!
But Britt has the arms! She goes for the Rings of Saturn but Shida resists! Britt throws elbows, Shida scrambles around, and fans duel as they struggle on the mat! Britt switches sides to get the Rings of Saturn! Shida flails, reaches, but Britt pushes off ropes! They get up, Shida has a fireman’s carry! Britt slips off and CLUBS Shida down! Britt gets Shida up, Shida pulls Britt’s hair! Britt swings into Shida’s waistlock! Britt throws elbows but Shida holds on and even throws knees into Britt’s back! GERMAN SUPLEX! Britt sits up, BASEMENT FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives and Shida is shocked!
Shida drags Britt back up, brings her over to a corner and hoists her up top. Shida climbs up, fans duel again, and Shida fireman’s carries! Britt fights, drops to the apron, but holds on and fights back. Shida drags Britt back up, and SUPERPLEXES! Shida crawls to the cover, TWO!! Britt survives but Shida is seething as she gets her up. Shida fireman’s carries, climbs, but Britt sunset flips, TWO! Shida has the leg, STRETCH MUFFLER! She gets an arm, NUMERO DOS! But Rebel grabs the belt and uses it to distract Shida! Shida swipes at Rebel but she gets away. Britt rushes in, Shida is ready and gets around to waistlock.
Britt switches, but Shida runs at ropes, Rebel’s crutch hits Britt!! Shida rolls Britt up, TWO!??! Britt survives her own failed attempt at a screwjob! But Shida gets Britt up, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!!! Shida can’t believe Britt survives! Shida aims, the ref is busy with Rebel again! The ref EJECTS Rebel this time! Britt has the belt! Shida takes it, but Britt SUPERKICKS! Britt lines up the shot, CURB STOMP on the belt!! Cover, TWO?!!?? How?!? But Britt drags Shida to the Rings of Saturn, and goes for Lockjaw, only for Shida to roll it to a cover! TWO!! Shida flounders to a corner, runs back in, and KNEES Britt down!
But Shida won’t end it here! She powers up, takes aim again, TAMASHI!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! Shida doesn’t understand why Britt lives, and Britt rolls her up!! TWO!! RINGS OF SATURN!! LOCKJAW!!! Shida taps, Britt wins!!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission (NEW AEW Women’s World Champion)
Rebel returns to celebrate with The Doctor! Tony Schiavone even walks on stage to hug Britt and congratulate her! The Shida Era is over, we enter the Age of the Role Model, but will she reign as long as Shida? Or maybe even longer?
Sting & Darby Allin VS Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky!
The Icon and the Relentless have found themselves the targets of All Ego & The Face of the Revolution. Ethan wants to end Darby’s run as the underdog darling, and Scorpio says the Stinger Man has lost his sting. But will they be the first to see why both men have lasted this long?
Ethan & Scorpio have color coordinated gear while Darby rides through the desert with Sting. “It’s showtime.” Darby’s face paint now matches Sting’s, and he DIVES out onto Ethan and Scorpio! Direct hit into railing, Sting goes after Scorpio and RAMS him into railing! Darby stands on Ethan’s head on bare concrete! Then he JAMS the railing into Ethan while Sting is still throwing Scorpio around. Sting and Scorpio go up the ramp but Scorpio rakes Sting’s eyes! Ethan RAMS Darby into the apron, while Scorpio suplexes Sting to the ramp! But Sting pops right back up! Scorpio stands on the stack of chips, but he feels Sting breathing on his neck.
Scorpio turns around, Sting SHOVES Scorpio down onto Ethan! Sting takes off his shirt and LEAPS to CROSSBODY both men! The fans are going nuts over the Icon taking flight again! Darby gets Scorpio in, the bell rings and this is a match! Darby RAMS Scorpio into the corner, fires off hands, and fans chant, “You Still Got It!” Sting whips Darby into Scorpio over and over, then LAUNCHES him at Ethan, before whipping him into Scorpio again! Sting hits a BULLDOG! Sting looms over Scorpio, howls and the fans howl back! Sting wrenches Scorpio, tags Darby in, and Darby climbs up to drop ax handles on Scorpio’s arm.
Darby wrenches Scorpio’s arm again, Sting tags in, and he YANKS Scorpio’s arm. Sting wraps the arm around ropes, tags in Darby, and they mug Scorpio. Ethan protests but Darby WRINGS Scorpio out to get the Fujiwara! Scorpio fights up, powers up but Darby lands on his feet out of the suplex! Darby wristlocks, goes up the ropes, but Ethan trips him up! The ref reprimands Ethan while Darby hits the mat! Fans boo and Ethan shrugs like he did nothing wrong. Scorpio aims at Darby from the apron, and slingshots for the CUTTER! Ethan enjoys that but fans boo as Scorpio brushes off the face paint smudged on his chest.
Ethan tags in, talks trash to Sting, and gets Darby up. Ethan TOSSES Darby into the corner! Fans chant “Ego Sucks!” as he hauls Darby up to TOSS him into the other corner! Ethan soaks up the heat and Scorpio acts like he can’t be sure what he’s hearing. Ethan puts Darby in their corner, tags Scorpio in, and they both stomp Darby. Scorpio gets Darby up, snapmares him and scrapes soles on his face! Scorpio gets Darby up, Darby throws hands but Scorpio reels him in for a BACKBREAKER! Scorpio bends Darby back against his knee, but Darby bends Scorpio’s fingers! Ethan tags in, Scorpio anchors Darby and Ethan drops an elbow on him!
Ethan mocks Sting’s howl then gets Darby up for a suplex, high and hard! Ethan flexes and makes faces and Scorpio is amused. Darby sits up, Ethan puts him in the corner and Scorpio tags in. They mug Darby, Scorpio gets him up and whips him into the corner! Ethan claws at Darby while Scorpio taunts Sting. Darby fights back, Scorpio runs in and back suplexes, but Darby lands on his feet! Hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Ethan but Scorpio gets after him. Sting pushes Scorpio, but the ref says she didn’t see the tag?! Ethan and Scorpio used misdirection well, and now Scorpio drags Darby out of the ring and all around ringside!
Scorpio gets Darby up to throw him into the ring, tags in Ethan, and Ethan mockingly has Darby hold his hand out to Sting. Ethan then drags Darby up and gorilla presses, to TOSS Darby into the crowd!! Darby’s family become his crash pad and fans lose their minds! Sting checks on Darby, and has to drag him up and over. Ethan mockingly dares Sting to put Darby in and see what happens. Sting stands Darby up as the ring count climbs, but he isn’t sure what to do. Darby revives and gets in at 9.9!! Ethan is furious and he drags Darby to the corner. Ethan tells Sting this is what they get, and then gets Darby up to the crucifix. Darby kicks Scorpio and hooks the corner!
Darby gets to the top rope to fire off elbows on Ethan! Darby adjusts to get a SLEEPER! Ethan reaches for Scorpio but Darby traps his arms! Ethan powers up to RAM Darby into buckles! But Darby hits the THROWBACK STUNNER! Fans fire up, Darby hot tags Sting for real now! Scorpio runs in but Sting rallies on him! Sting whips Scorpio into Ethan, then whips him corner to corner. Sting hits the SPLASH on Scorpio! And a STINGER SPLASH on Ethan! Sting clotheslines Scorpio out, kicks Ethan low and goes up to hit a CODE RED!? Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous and Darby wants back in!?
Sting looks to Ethan, tags Darby in, and Darby climbs up. But Scorpio trips Darby up! Sting DECKS Scorpio but Ethan chop blocks Sting! Ethan stomps the bad leg, the ref reprimands but Ethan turns his attention to Darby. Ethan has the arms, to ICONOCLASM Darby onto Sting! Ethan then gets Darby back up, blows a kiss to Sting, and gets Darby up, but Sting trips Ethan! Sting has the SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! But Sting isn’t the legal man! That’s alright, Darby puts on the FUJIWARA! Scorpio gets in to get Darby’s leg for a HEEL HOOK! These are dueling submissions that don’t count, and yet Ethan and Darby are shouting at each other!
Ethan and Darby start SLAPPING each other!! And then gouging at each other’s eyes!! The ref reprimands Sting and Scorpio, they’re not the legal men! She’s counting, Sting and Scorpio let off at 4! Scorpio hurries away to his corner, and then Sting reluctantly goes back to his. Darby and Ethan are down, fans rally up, and both men crawl around. They find their corners, and hot tag Scorpio and Sting! The Icon stares down Scorpio, a man who was once a fan. They fire off haymakers, Scorpio kicks the bad leg and KICKS it again! “You’re done, Sting!” But Sting stays standing, and beats his chest! Sting whips, Scorpio avoids the splash! Slingshot, but no cutter! SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!
Winners: Sting & Darby Allin, by pinfall
The Icon’s not a shell of his former self, he IS that same man the world saw all those years ago! And with his young protégé, Sting might be right back at the top! Will they take over AEW and make it a relentless Stinger Summer?
AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS PAC VS Orange Cassidy!
From AAA to AEW to Impact, The Cleaner is becoming a belt collector, but “let’s call a spade a spade.” The Bastard has unfinished business with the Best Bout Machine, and he doesn’t exactly respect Freshly Squeezed. But the King of Sloth Style isn’t a novelty, he isn’t a gimmick, he isn’t a mascot, and he’s looking to prove that to the doubters tonight! No count outs, no disqualifications, no Champion’s Advantage for the man with more simultaneous championships than anyone in wrestling today! What are the odds that something wild will happen at Double or Nothing?
The introductions are made, AEW’s belt is raised, and we see who overcomes two opponents at once!
Pac storms at Omega and Omega gets in the ropes! The ref reminds him there are no DQ’s so ropebreaks don’t really save him. Omega shoves Pac, argues with the ref, and then sucker punches Cassidy! Pac goes after Omega, throws forearms with him, but Omega rakes eyes! Omega headlocks and grinds Pac, but Pac powers out, only for Omega to run him over! Pac kips up, so Omega shoves him again. Callis is back on commentary as Omega runs, redirects, but gets a BOOT from Pac! Pac runs, ducks and dodges, and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Cassidy pops back up and fans fire up as he surveys the situation. Cassidy slowly covers Pac, ONE! He covers Omega, ONE!
Cassidy argues the count but the ref says one is one. Not two? No, not two. Okay. Cassidy watches Omega and Pac gets up as fans cheer. Pac and Omega are both annoyed with Cassidy, and Cassidy shows hands up. Pac and Omega swing but Cassidy dodges, to DOUBLE RANA! Cassidy has Omega alone now, but he DIVES Pac into the wall! Cassidy gets back in to tilt-o-whirl DDT Omega down! Cover, TWO!! Omega barely escapes but Cassidy powers up his fist! Omega gets up, and RAMS into Cassidy! Cassidy clubs Omega but Pac BOOTS him! Pac gets Omega, slingshots up and over and RANAS him down!
Omega bails out and Pac hurries after, to MOONSAULT! Direct hit and Omega is down! Callis admits he’s afraid of Pac as Pac goes to Cassidy. “This is Awesome!” as Pac gets Cassidy up. Pac bumps Cassidy off buckles, digs his boots in, and doesn’t have to stop until he wants to! And he doesn’t want to, as he stands on Cassidy’s neck! Pac lets off since that still won’t win him anything, and goes to the corner. Pac climbs, watches like a hawk, and Cassidy stands to get a SHOTGUN missile dropkick! Cassidy ends up in the far corner! Pac scowls as he goes to the apron and he climbs another corner. Cassidy staggers up, but Omega runs in! Pac SHOTGUN missile dropkicks Omega!
Pac hurries back up, he watches both opponents, and gets a DOUBLE SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK! And then he just kips right up! Pac digs his boots into Omega, lets off to whip him corner to corner, but Omega reverses. Pac runs into Cassidy, Omega run sin but Pac dodges. Omega hits Cassidy, BOOTS Pac, then puts Cassidy in ropes. Pac clubs Omega, whips but Omega reverses again to fireman’s carry! “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton for Pac, DRAPING BACKSTABBER for Cassidy! Omega gets up and has fans fired up as he goes back to Pac. Omega drags Pac up, bumps him off buckles, then grinds his face on ropes!
Fans have the Terminator drums going as Omega drags Pac up to a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE! Omega keeps his cool, paces around Pac, and drags him up to CHOP! Pac sneers, Omega CLUBS him on the back, to CHOP him again! Pac fires forearms in return! They brawl, Pac gets the edge again, then talks trash. Omega BOOTS Pac into buckles! Omega talks trash on Pac now, but he turns around into Cassidy’s victory roll! TWO, Cassidy runs but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Omega drags Cassidy back up while Pac bails out. Omega CHOPS Cassidy, keeps him standing, and scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Fans cheer as Cassidy gets to a corner. Omega is after him, gets him up and fans rally up. Omega mocks the Cassidy thumbs up then shoves Cassidy to ropes, to CLUB him on the back! Omega flexes, gets Cassidy up again, and repeats the shove. Cassidy holds ropes, elbows Omega, but Pac drags Cassidy out to fire forearms! Omega WRECKS them both with a dropkick! The Terminator Drums start again. Omega builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit onto both Cassidy and Pac! Omega has a wild look in his eyes as he gets back up. Omega gets Cassidy up, puts him in the ring, and says this is it! He gets Cassidy up to a suplex, for STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE!
Cassidy grits his teeth, he might be getting serious! Cassidy Alabama lifts but Omega sunset flips through! Cassidy sits on it, TWO! Omega sunset flips, TWO! Cassidy sits, TWO! Omega sunsets, TWO! Cassidy jackknifes, TWO as Omega gets one arm up! Cassidy pushes it back down, TWO as the other arm comes up! A third try, Omega bridges, but Pac 450 SPLASHES it apart!! All three men are sputtering from that sandwich they were just in, and the fans are losing their minds! Pac gets up first and goes to the apron. Pac springboards but Omega gets under and around, SNAP DRAGON! Cassidy runs in to victory roll, but Omega makes it a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!
Cassidy flounders, Omega gets Cassidy for another SNAP DRAGON! Omega loads up, takes aim, double BANG! V-TRIGGER for Cassidy! V-TRIGGER for- NO! Pac side steps to SNAP GERMAN! Omega wobbles, Pac SUPERKI- NO! Omega blocks the kick but not the BOOT! Pac runs, Cassidy is used as a shield, V-TRIGGER! Omega full nelsons but Pac breaks free! Pac aims, Omega ducks, SUPERKICK to Cassidy! Omega LARIATS Pac! Fans are thunderous as Omega has Pac in one corner and Cassidy in the other. Omega runs corner to corner to V-TRIGGER Cassidy in the back! “Up we go!” Omega hoists Cassidy up top, climbs up to join him, and wants the full nelson!
Cassidy resists the super dragon, Omega gets him to let go of the corner, but Cassidy powers up! TO PUT HIS HANDS IN HIS POCKETS!! Omega can’t get Cassidy off the corner, or hands out of pants! Pac joins in, to SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX Omega!! But Cassidy stays up top! He adjusts, and NO HANDS SWANTONS Pac on the outside! Cassidy goes in the ring, no-hands kips up, but Omega kicks low and reels Cassidy in, for a TIGER DRIVER 98! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Callis protests the count but Omega gets Cassidy back up. Omega slashes the throat, but sees Pac returning. Pac punches and springboards but Omega catches him! ONE WINGED-
NO! Pac resists, so Omega hits COYT’S WRATH instead! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” at this rate, but it has to end somehow! Omega brings knee pads down and sits Cassidy up. Omega slaps Cassidy around to then POINT-BLANK V-TRIGGER! He isn’t done, either, as he sits Cassidy up for another! Omega wags his fingers, he still isn’t done! Cassidy puts his hands up, and IN HIS POCKETS! Then flops over… Omega drags Cassidy up but Pac is back and he ROCKS Omega with forearms! Pac back kicks, runs, but Omega CHOPS! Omega boots then V-TRIGGERS! Omega runs, Cassidy pushes Pac out of the way, SNAP MICHINOKU on Omega!
But then Pac drags Cassidy up for a BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?! Callis breathes easier as Cassidy survives and keeps Omega’s reign alive. Fans are loving “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for this one! Pac drags Cassidy up, puts him on the top rope, and climbs up to join him. Pac gets Cassidy up but Omega CLUBS Pac! Cassidy takes a tumble, Omega gets Pac in the Electric Chair! And then climbs the corner! But Pac turns it to a SUPER SUNSET BOMB! Omega staggers up and Pac puts him on the top rope now. Pac climbs up, to SUPER FALCON ARROW! Cassidy throws Pac out to cover Omega, TWO!!! Callis almost chokes on his spit and fans are going nuts, “That Was Three! That Was Three!”
Omega bails out, Pac gets back in, and Cassidy stands. These two stare down, and Cassidy unleashes the Shin Kicks! Pac LOW BLOWS! No DQ but totally not cool! Pac runs to FLY out onto Omega! The Fosbury Flop hits, and Pac goes up top! BLACK ARROW for Cassidy!! Cover, Omega barely breaks it in time! Omega drags Pac up, but Pac puts him in a corner to ROUNDHOUSE! Pac pushes Omega down into a drop zone, fans still say “This is Awesome!” as Pac goes back up. Callis says fans are sick, but Pac BLACK ARROW flops! Omega Electric Chair lifts, folds, but Pac fights again to have a STANDING BRUTALIZER!!
ORANGE PUNCH!! Omega falls against ropes, Pac falls to the floor! Cassidy gets Omega up, BEACH BREAK!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! Omega survives and no one can believe it! Callis chuckles but fans are convinced “That Was Three,” too! Pac gets in and stomps Cassidy while Omega gets to an apron. Pac kicks but Cassidy blocks the low blow! Cassidy seems conflicted, but he doesn’t resort to returning the favor. Pac KNEES him for it, reels him in, and gets him up, only for Cassidy to slip out and ORANGE PUNCH! Omega returns but misses his V-Trigger, ORANGE PUNCH! Callis freaks out and storms off commentary!!
Fans are electric as Cassidy is finally fired up! Cassidy aims at Pac, ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, but Callis drags the ref out!! The ref reprimands Callis and Callis argues with him, but Cassidy turns his eyes on the weasel! Callis runs away, Cassidy climbs up, but Omega anchors him! Cassidy kicks at Omega as fans curse out Callis. Omega climbs, throws hands, but Cassidy headbutts him! And again! And again! Omega wobbles, but Cassidy sends him down with another headbutt! Cassidy leaps, Pac blocks the Deep Impact to hit a NORTHERN LIGHTS! To BRUTALIZER! Omega hurries in and stomps Pac! Pac still holds on! So Omega attacks the ref!!
Fans are booing loud as ever as Omega resorts to a new low! Callis gives Omega the Impact belt to BELT SHOT Pac! Then he gets the AAA belt, to BELT SHOT Pac again! Omega reloads with the TNT belt, fans call BS, but Pac takes a THIRD BELT SHOT! Omega says he has one more in the arsenal, and Callis hands him the AEW World Championship! Pac flounders ,Omega loads up with #PrettyPlatinum, A FOURTH BELT SHOT!! Omega holds up his belts, but Cassidy ORANGE PUNCHES him down!! Cassidy flounders to the cover but the ref is still out cold! Wait, Aubrey gets in!! Cover, TWO!!??! Omega has the ghost pin, OMEGA WINS?!?!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Champion)
The Elite rushes out to celebrate with their champion! Cassidy tried the hardest he ever has, and yet it wasn’t enough to overcome the stacked deck Callis prepared for Omega. If this is what awaits, does any challenger stand a chance?
AEW Full Gear 2021 is set! Saturday, November 6, in St. Louis! Who will pass through the Gateway to the West having proved they’re the best?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring with big news!
If you haven’t heard, AEW has a new show coming to TNT! It will be known as AEW Rampage, and it debuts Friday, August 13th, 10 PM Eastern! But they’ll have a very special analyst signed for this weekly show, and this same man will be a coach on Rampage! It’s… MARK HENRY!!! The World’s Strongest Man is here and fans are going nuts! Mark Henry will be on this week’s Friday Night Dynamite to speak more on this!
MORE BREAKING NEWS!
That same Friday Night Dynamite will see Dustin Rhodes VS Nick Comoroto in a BULLROPE MATCH! The Young Bucks keep on fighting, but in a non-title match, against Death Triangle’s PAC & Penta El Zero M! The Nightmare Family keeps battling the Factory as Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson take on QT Marshall & Anthony Ogogo 2v2! Britt Baker has her championship celebration for her huge win tonight! And in two weeks, Jungle Boy gets his championship opportunity against Kenny Omega! Will that be enough time to prepare for all the lowdown, dirty tricks Don Callis will have up his proverbial sleeves?
Stadium Stampede 2: The Inner Circle VS The Pinnacle!
Chris Jericho and company challenged The Elite to this very match type last year, and did not win. They challenged MJF’s faction to Blood & Guts, and did not win. This rematch has some of the highest stakes possible, because if Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz lose again, they are no longer a faction! Will this be the end of the Inner Circle?
My Jerkoff- er, Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s limousine pulls right into TIAA Bank Field’s, well, field, and he hops out. He calls out Jericho and his boys, and wonders if they’re afraid of The Pinnacle. “You should be! Chris, do you remember when you told me the worst was yet to come? Well guess what? For the first time in your miserable life, you were right.” But Jericho didn’t know he was talking about tonight and talking about himself, because MJF swears tonight is the LAST night of the Inner Circle! “Because my name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and I’m better than you, and you know it!”
But the Inner Circle’s music hits, and they REPEL DOWN THE SCOREBOARD! Fans sing Judas for them as they descend onto the battlefield! MJF seems in disbelief, but the Inner Circle is ready for war. MJF hypes himself up as the Inner Circle walk down the bleachers, but where is the rest of the Pinnacle? MJF runs back inside his limo as the Inner Circle rush up to it. But there are other motors revving, and the Pinnacle rides in on FTR’s truck! MJF is staying safe in his limo while his minions battle for him! Wardlow and Hager, Spears and Sammy, Santana and Dax Harwood, Ortiz and Cash Wilder!
It is a scrap all around the field, mixing and matching, and Spears brings Sammy to the ring at the 50 yard line! Sammy tackles Spears in return, a bell rings and now Stadium Stampede begins! Sammy rains down hands, Spears turns it around to give hands back. Ortiz throws Cash into walls, while Wardlow and Hager avoid falling into a bonfire?! Spears whips Sammy to the apron but Sammy GAMANGIRIS! Sammy springboards and CUTTERS! Spears writhes but Sammy heads to the apron. Sammy KICKS Wardlow away, goes up top, and SHOOTING STARS! Spears moves, Sammy lands on his feet but runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB!
MJF creeps out, feeling confident now that he’s safe. But Jericho was waiting for him! The team leaders are alone, and MJF says, “Bring it, you piece o’ shit.” Jericho steps up and they brawl in the red zone! Jericho CLUBS MJF down, rains down fists, while Santana, Ortiz and FTR go up the bleachers. Cash throws dust in Santana’s eyes! Jericho opens the car trunk, MJF stops from being crushed by the door, and uses a FIRE EXTINGUISHER to blast Jericho in the face! MJF shouts, “Screw you, Jericho!” and runs away. Jericho, enraged, gives chase into the backstage area!
The brawling in the bleachers continues as Santana bowls Cash into chairs. Spears eggs Sammy on while Jericho and MJF run through the halls. MJF wants to talk this out but Jericho knocks him down! Jericho puts MJF in a trash bin and SMACKS him! MJF throws HOT COFFEE into Jericho’s face! Then SMACKS him with a landline phone! “Sorry, Chris can’t come to the phone right now, he’s too busy swallowing his own teeth!” MFJ DECKS Jericho, hangs up the phone, and claws Jericho’s eyes! “I’M THE GOAT NOW!!” Jericho gets away, and SHOUTS into a megaphone, right in MJF’s ears! Then Jericho has cookie sheets to CLAP MJF’s head!
Jericho gets MJF up, JABS him against the coffee station, then slides him on the wet floor. MJF goes under a table, but Jericho RAMS the table into him! Then SMACKS him with the wet floor sign! Jericho stalks MJF, has the trash bin again and SMACKS MJF around with it. Jericho drags MJF up, CLUBS him in the face, then chases him into the staff room! Jacksonville Jaguar fans cheer for seeing Charlie Strong and Urban Meyer. Jericho’s given a football, and he throws it at MJF! Then another one! Urban hands Jericho a spare laptop, and Jericho SMACKS MJF over and over with it! Hopefully that one wasn’t important. But then MJF rakes Jericho’s eyes!
MJF grabs a Jags helmet, but Jericho dodges! MJF whiffs, Jericho DECKS MJF! Jericho makes MJF take a seat, and wheels him into the other room, sending him flying into a table! Jericho wishes the Jags luck this season as he heads into that room. MFJ crawls and Jericho taunts him. Jericho gets MJF up but MJF punches the bad arm! MJF talks trash back but gets SMACKED by the rotating whiteboard! MJF crawls away again and Jericho tells him to run away like a bitch! Jericho throws things at MJF, MJF tries to throw them back, but Jericho tackles MJF through a door into the hall!
Wardlow and Hager brawl somewhere in the back! Wardlow smacks Hager off an AC unit, Hager kicks but Wardlow blocks to SPINEBUSTER Hager onto boxes! Wardlow then opens up the cold storage and throws Hager inside! But Hager stops the door from shutting, BOOTS Wardlow, but Wardlow uses water jugs to SMACK Hager around! Hager blocks, Wardlow kicks low and fireman’s carries! Hager slips off and shoves Wardlow at cold storage! They charge in, fight among the slabs of meat, but Wardlow has an icicle! Hager avoids the ice shank to SPINEBUSTER Wardlow! Hager throws Wardlow back out of the freezer, and SMACKS him with a plastic crate!
They brawl further in the warehouse, Hager fires off kicks and knees, then a big haymaker! Hager rushes Wardlow but he dodges, and Hager punches a mobile metal cabinet! Wardlow rams Hager with the cabinet! Wardlow gets Hager up to RAM him into the cabinet over and over, then DECKS him! Wardlow asks if Hager’s had enough yet, and Hager sits up. Wardlow DECKS him again! Hager flips Wardlow off! Wardlow KNEES Hager down! Wardlow catches his breath but Hager gets up. “Where you going?” Hager double dirty birds, so Wardlow runs and RAMS Hager through a wall and into the kitchen! “I told you, Hager!”
Sammy searches for Spears now and calls him out. Spears bangs on something, and Sammy sees Spears sits with the CHAIRS! All the chairs used for the stadium, and it’s a chair battle! Sammy ROCKS Spears, Spears mule kicks, and Sammy leaps off one chair for a FLYING FOREARM! Sammy sits up some chairs, but Spears headbutts! Sammy takes a seat and Spears BOOTS him down! They leave the chair room behind and Spears throws hands. Spears whips Sammy at a wall but Sammy runs up the wall, Eddy Gordo Kicks then fires off more hands! Spears shoves Sammy away, pops him up to the forklift, but Sammy FLYING RIDER KICKS, then swings to dropkick Spears!
Sammy lines up a shot, leaps, but Spears catches him! Spears pops Sammy around, to LAWN DART him into a garage door! Sammy clutches his head while Spears checks his face. Spears then sees some other items. Bolt cutters? No, no. Steel pipe? Nope. Baseball bat? No, that’s Jericho’s thing. Oh, of course! A chair! Spears swaggers over, but Sammy jumps in and KNEES Spears down! Spears staggers up and Sammy is after him again! They go into the warehouse and Spears RAMS Sammy into the scissor lift! Sammy knows those things a little too well… Spears staggers around, and finds extension cords! But so does Sammy, and he gets Spears first!!
Spears is turning purple but Sammy lets him go. Spears looks up and drags Spears onto crates. Sammy hammers away, then climbs up to the top of the shelving unit! Spears gets away so Sammy jumps down, only for Spears to SMACK him with a ladder! Sammy staggers and flounders, and Spears finds a pair of handcuffs?! Spears cuffs Sammy to the shelving unit! Spears says Sammy’s done, and leaves him behind. Spears calls out for his team, but Sammy finds the bolt cutters Spears threw away!
Apparently, Santana and Ortiz have followed FTR to one of the small clubs within Daily’s Place. They take bottles and SMASH them on the heads of the random guys getting in their way! FTR moves up, and they toss aside those getting in their way! They’re wrecking everyone that isn’t Pinnacle or Inner Circle, and then they sit at a table together? They have a toast, then DJ KONNAN plays a classic as the two top tier tag teams throw down! Dax and Ortiz, Santana and Cash, the brawl goes all over! The mad ball gets caught but Ortiz just tackles Dax! Ortiz digs his fingers into Dax’s face, and then SMACKS him with a drink tray! Cover, TWO!
Ortiz uses the drink tray to choke Dax! Konnan intercepts Tully’s cheap shot! Ortiz DECKS Tully! Santana says he’ll treat Tully like he did his boys! WOOD SPLINTER TO THE HEAD! FTR rushes in to hit back! Santana uses Cash’s own belt to LASH him! Dax uses chairs and tables but Ortiz stays up. They throw hands again, Santana LEAPS onto Cash to cover, TWO! Ortiz bowls Dax into trash cans! Ortiz grabs a trash can to SMACK Dax over and over and over! And over and over! And over and over! The can is distorted, but now Cash is throwing bottles at Ortiz! Santana returns to RAM Cash into the elevator doors! One opens up, they end up inside, and Santana stomps away on Cash!
Wardlow taunts Hager as he crawls around, and he KICKS him in the side. Wardlow grabs a wooden pallet and SLAMS it down, but Hager dodges! Hager uses the tackle dummies to throw Wardlow off, then ROCKS him! Wardlow throws Hager onto the back of a buggee, and gets up to dribble Hagger off its roof! Wardlow climbs up to join him, gets Hager up, but Hager fights off the bomb! LOW BLOW! No disqualifications! Hager gets Wardlow up for a CHOKE SLAM through shelving! Hager roars and stands tall! Then we go back to Jericho and MJF as they brawl through more of the office area.
MJF goes after the bad arm, but Jericho punches him away. MJF BOOTS Jericho, Jericho falls against a cardboard cut-out of Shahid Khan. Jericho dodges MJF’s punch, MJF hits wall! MJF clutches his bad hand, and Jericho says MJF’s in so much trouble. What? SMACK with the cut-out! Jericho stalks MJF but MJF literally slams a door on him! MJF takes Jericho’s bad arm, stretches it out along a desk, then SLAMS it! MJF stands on the arm! And STOMPS it! Jericho hobbles away but now MJF stalks him. MJF mocks Jericho but Jericho ROCKS him with a right hand! Jericho has a STAPLER! MJF begs for mercy, but Jericho STAPLES business cards to MJF’s head!! Then RIPS ’em off!
Jericho gets MJF up, and throws him over the boardroom table. Jericho goes around and runs, but into MJF’s TRIANGLE PUNCH! MJF and Jericho end up on the table, and MJF drags Jericho up! PILEDRIVER to the table!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and MJF is furious! MJF gets a claw hammer!? Why was that here? MJF gets Jericho’s arm, stretches it out and says this is what he gets! But Jericho BOPS MJF with a trash bin! Jericho opens up a closet, and finds Floyd the Baseball Bat! MJF rushes right into a BASE HIT! Jericho uses the bat to CHOKE MJF! And JAM him in the ribs!
Jericho bounces MJF off a desk, and tells MJF he really is an A-hole. Jericho RAMS MJF through glass! Jericho drags MJF back up and MJF is bleeding from the forehead! But Jericho isn’t done with MJF yet! Meanwhile, Spears is still looking for his teammates. But the Inner Circle Motorcycle Club is here! They chase Spears down the hallway! Spears knows what Sammy feels like now with last year’s golf cart! Back to Jericho, he’s dragging MJF out to the pavilion and bouncing him off bins. They’re heading towards Daily’s Place! Jericho BOOTS MJF further along, and the very back row of fans is seeing this up close and personal!
Jericho SMACKS MJF with signs, punches him down the stairs, and CROTCHES him on the railing! MJF tumbles, sputters, but Jericho gets him up. MJF SLAMS Jericho’s bad arm on railing! There goes the brace! Look out below for a free souvenir! MJF is going nuts as he tries to dump Jericho to the lower deck!! The ref reprimands, Jericho fights MJF off and BASHES him with a spotlight projector! Jericho drags MJF up into a POWERBOMB through a cart! Daily’s Place is thunderous as we see Spears running for Daily’s Place! He thinks he’s safe, but uh, Sammy has a GOLF CART! The tables have truly turned!!
Sammy chases Spears all the way down the ramp then RAMS him down! Sammy climbs the cart and fans are thunderous again as The Spanish God goes to ringside! Sammy gets a chair, chases Spears into the ring, but Spears fireman’s carries! Sammy gets free and to the apron, and GAMANGIRIS! Sammy springboards, into a CHAIR SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!! Sammy survives and Spears is shocked! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Spears gets up. Spears goes back to the chair, watches Sammy rise, and then sits him up. He says, “You should’ve stayed down!” Sammy just flips him off! Spears aims, for a CHAIR SHOT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Sammy survives a headshot and Spears is in shock!
Fans are thunderous again but Sammy barely stirs. Spears gets the chair again, brings it over to a corner and wedges it in. Spears goes back to Sammy, drags him over, and looks to repeat the night the Pinnacle debuted. Fans rally for the Inner Circle and Sammy torture racks for GO TO HOSPITAL!! But he can’t make the cover as Spears flounders around! Sammy grits his teeth, throws off his vest, and stalks Spears to the chair! Sammy returns the favor, CHAIR SHOT CURB STOMP!!! Sammy goes up the corner, the fans fire up as he aims, SAMMY 630 SENTON!! Cover, the Inner Circle wins!!
Winners: The Inner Circle, by pinfall (they stay a faction)
Jericho, Santana, Ortiz and Hager find their way to the ring to celebrate with Sammy! They are united and victorious over their most hated enemies, and get to sing Judas along with the fans once again! Is this only the beginning of a brand new chapter for the Inner Circle?
Another awesome AEW PPV, and especially for the first one with a full crowd at Daily’s Place. All of the matches were great, though I will say a few of them felt like the outcomes were obvious before. The NWA Women’s Championship was not going to change hands with it being on the Buy-In, and it not being AEW’s place to decide that stuff anyway. Likewise, the AEW Women’s Championship was of course changing hands because Shida made it to one year, she had her moment on Dynamite, though admittedly a short moment. My only gripe with that match was it perhaps had one too many false finishes. I haven’t really felt that way about a match before, but it started to get that way here, like with Rebel smacking Britt and she somehow surviving. Other than that, Britt of course deserves to be champion after all the hard work she’s put in.
Sting & Darby were of course going to win, it’s STIIIIIIING~! But the match was awesome, and I did appreciate that, after I had said something about it for an AEW Dark/Elevation, Ethan & Scorpio now have matching gear. Ethan & Scorpio are likely still top five in the tag division rankings, and they need to bide their time while the Bucks are still Heels. I will say the Bucks VS Moxley & Kingston was awesome stuff, and for a second felt like it could’ve been Moxley’s & Kingston’s, but it did create a strong character beat for the Bucks to win because they stopped cheating and just did their moves. I like the detail of Kaz getting involved, I wonder if things circle back where Kaz joins Mox & Kingston in an anti-Elite trio.
Cody VS Ogogo was about as expected, with the wrestler winning because this is wrestling, but him going the extra mile to be AEW’s Captain America or something is the same stuff that turned some people off to Cody a couple weeks ago. The Memorial Day message and honoring veterans is appreciated, but no more “USA VS World” as a motivation for story, please. Miro VS Archer was great, but I feel a bit of story got lost because it was part of some kind of fan fest segment that I suppose was part of the countdown special on Saturday. Even so, the match was great, Miro gets heat for throwing a bag that obviously wouldn’t have a real snake in it, and I am a bit surprised he retained. Archer hasn’t gotten much at all since joining AEW, so I thought this was that night. Maybe he’ll get another shot at All Out or Full Gear, since both were already advertised for when and where.
A little surprised the Casino Battle Royal didn’t go first, but Hangman VS Cage was an awesome opener. I don’t think Cage losing because of Team Taz distracting him weakens Hangman, but I am wondering if this really does help Hangman get to the world title by All Out. The rift within Team Taz is growing, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the moment Starks is healthy, he has it out with Cage. The Casino Battle Royal was good, but I felt like it went really fast. Lio Rush is a great wild card, though obviously a lot of people were expecting a lot of other possibilities. Rush showing up strengthens the AEW NJPW relationship, so everyone shut up about WWE and NJPW, that was about Daniel Bryan.
Jungle Boy winning was the right choice. He is young and supremely popular, and no offense to Christian, but he’d give any of the three in the world title match a much better match than Christian. However, Omega was another of the guaranteed winners of that Triple Threat, especially with Callis nearby. The heat on Callis was nuclear and Cassidy got one hell of a showing. Omega VS JB in a couple weeks makes sense, and then maybe we get Omega VS Cassidy 1v1 for a top level Dynamite on the way to All Out. Omega VS Hangman is still going to be my pick for All Out 2021, bringing both their relationship and Hangman’s personal AEW story full circle, but Cassidy has to get something at some point.
Stadium Stampede 2 was awesome stuff, just like last year. They said it wasn’t going to be as goofy as last year, but it was still plenty goofy with the repelling off the TIAA titantron, the theatrical chair room moment, PNP and FTR beating up Dark stars pretending to be bar goers, and so much of Jericho VS MJF. Hager and Wardlow was the most serious fight of the four, with PNP VS FTR a good second. It was cool to see Konnan and all these other cameos, tough. But in the end, it was clear the Inner Circle would win because Pinnacle stood tall, and fans really like the Inner Circle. They have good chemistry, and it’s not like them being together prevents them from going for gold. If anything, they should be even more focused on that, with PNP going for tag, Hager and/or Sammy going for TNT and of course Jericho going for the world title again.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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