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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/12/21)

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There’s a new pecking order in AEW!

After surviving Blood & Guts, MJF and The Pinnacle stand atop AEW! And with titles on the line, who will stand atop the Tag Team and TNT Divisions?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • IWGP United States Championship: Jon Moxley VS Yuji Nagata; Moxley wins and retains the title.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships, Titles VS Tag Career: The Young Bucks VS SoCal Uncensored; The Young Bucks win, retain the titles, and SCU breaks up as a tag team.
  • AEW World Championship Eliminator Match: PAC VS Orange Cassidy; Double Count-Out Draw, BOTH will challenge Kenny Omega for the title at Double or Nothing.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Jazmin Allure; Rosa wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Miro; Miro wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

IWGP United States Championship: Jon Moxley w/ Eddie Kingston VS Yuji Nagata w/ Ren Narita!

The Death Rider extended this title opportunity to Blue Justice with respect, but did not miss the disrespect given back. Now, NJPW comes to AEW, and we see if the Maniac can turn away the legend in this historic opening contest!

Moxley surprisingly comes out to “Wild Thing” as introductions are made. The IWGP belt is raised, this is under NJPW rules, and the superstition of the number four might be put to the test to open Dynamite!

Moxley draws the line, Nagata steps right to it, and Moxley shoves him. Nagata fires forearms but Moxley gives them back and fans are fired up! Moxley gives boxing elbows, whips Nagata to a corner, and runs in to clothesline! Nagata fires up but Moxley kicks low! Moxley whips, Nagata reverses and kitchen sink knees, then BOOTS Mox down! Nagata stomps, Moxley bails out and fans fire up for Blue Justice! Rocky Romero is here to watch from the bleachers as Nagata goes out. Moxley rakes Nagata’s eyes! The ref reprimands, Moxley lets off and POSTS Nagata! Moxley goes to the apron, takes aim, and leaps for a FLYING KNEE! Down goes Nagata!

Moxley gets Nagata up to throw him into railing, then hurries to refresh the 20 count. Nagata gets up, hobbles over, and gets in at 5 of 20. Moxley smirks as Nagata gets up and eggs him on. Moxley ROCKS Nagata with a forearm, then hits a lariat in the corner! And again! Moxley snapmares, runs, and PENALTY KICKS Nagata down! Moxley drops an elbow, covers, ONE!! Lance Archer and Jake the Snake watch from the bleachers, too, as Moxley dares Nagata to get up. Nagata grits his teeth but Moxley KICKS him! Nagata eggs Moxley on now and the kicks keep flying! Down goes Nagata, Moxley covers, TWO! Moxley digs fingers into Nagata’s face but lets off as the ref counts.

Moxley goes to a corner, hops up, takes aim and leaps, but into a clinch! Moxley fires elbows, Nagata ROCKS him and KICKS him in return! And KICKS! And KICKS! Nagata throws more forearms, he whips corner to corner, and runs in to BOOT Moxley, for the EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Nagata keeps his cool, drags Moxley up, and reels him in. Moxley blocks the suplex, Nagata fires off forearms! Nagata whips, Moxley reverses, but Nagata rolls to duck! Nagata fakes Moxley out to dropkick the legs! Nagata’s still savvy as he aims again, for a KICK! And a KICK! Kingston coaches Mox and Moxley takes more KICKS!

Moxley grits his teeth and gets to his feet. Nagata throws forearms, Moxley fires back! Nagata ROCKS Moxley but he keeps hitting back! Moxley gets the edge, Nagata gives it back! Nagata runs, Moxley dodges the boot to GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley wants Nagata to get up and he runs, to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Nagata survives and shows us why he’s still hung around this long! Moxley vows to end it, a la Suzuki! But Nagata blocks the piledriver he knows so well! Nagata back drops Moxley away and mule kicks! Nagata runs into the corner to SHINING WIZARD! Nagata hoists Moxley up to the top rope, climbs up to join him, and reels Moxley into a SUPER EXPLODER!!

Moxley sits up, eggs Nagata on, and Nagata KICKS! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives, Nagata drags him up and reels him in, but Moxley fights the suplex off. Moxley gets a sleeper! Another homage to Suzuki, but Nagata knows that, too! Nagata drops and drags Moxley into a SHIROMEI! The mounted Fujiwara armbar tortures Moxley, Nagata’s eyes roll to the back of his head, but Moxley still reaches out and gets the ropebreak! Nagata lets off, but he isn’t done with Moxley! Nagata wrenches an arm, but Moxley denies the elbow break to forearm! Nagata hits back, they brawl more, and Moxley wobbles. Moxley fires back, runs but into a BOOT! And ENZIGURI!

Moxley rebounds to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! But into the Bully Choke! Nagata fights up to his feet as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Moxley shifts to a full sleeper, bleeding from his cheek where Nagata’s been hitting him. Nagata wrenches free to forearm again! Moxley gives it back, spins and DECKS Nagata! Moxley gets Nagata up for knees to the head, then a DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (still IWGP US Champion)

The elevated Paradigm Shift, the Death Rider, helps Moxley hold onto the title! But there is still respect here now that they’ve fought it out! Moxley bows and even drops to his knees, but Nagata returns the favor! Will these two battle it out again in the future? Will another come over from NJPW to try? Will Moxley still knock them all down?

 

Backstage interview with The Inner Circle.

Tonight, it is only Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager & Ortiz here. After one of the brutal matches in wrestling history, Blood & Guts, what is next? Ortiz says they have a message for The Pinnacle. All five of them were down, the Inner Circle almost had them, but then “a strange twist of fate occurred.” Max showed his true colors by pushing Jericho off the top, and had the audacity to get Santana arrested and detained, just because he stabbed MJF with a fork! MJF is lucky Santana didn’t just scoop that eye out and eat it! BITCH MOVE, MAX!! Hager says that the Pinnacle will have to kill the Inner Circle to stop them! Santana is detained but still alive! Jericho is mangled but still alive! So hide behind the victory tonight, but the Pinnacle has to admit that they failed!

Sammy says this is never gonna be over! As long as both teams are in the same company, the Inner Circle will never stop coming for The Pinnacle! So either MJF gives them another match, or tonight’s title will go from “The Coronation of The Pinnacle” to “The FUNERAL of The Pinnacle!” Give them their rematch, or get put in the grave!! An ultimatum for MJF and his team, but will they heed it?

 

Cody Rhodes heads to the ring!

Despite the score he needs to settle with The Factory, The American Nightmare has a major announcement for his Double or Nothing 2021 plans! We hear what they are, after the break!

AEW returns and Cody has the mic. “I know it’s rather out of style, patriotism. It’s old hate, demo day, proud of being American.” Fans still chant, “USA! USA!” Cody knows we live in a real world where you can poke fun at stuff, like the antiquated two party system or the most recent election, or even the confusion on what to do during our own National Anthem. But Cody is from a “little red, white ‘n’ blue town just like this one.” Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Snoop Dogg, they all share the same jukebox and Cody has never not been proud to be an American. Fans appreciate that.

But Anthony Ogogo… He has run down and buried the USA with such vitriol and conviction. The irony is that Ogogo has a Visa courtesy of the US DOT, has a paycheck, that green, courtesy of the Treasury, and is afforded all the same rights we all have in that he can say and do what he wants, because this is America. “You talk about division, you talk about argument, from the outside in, we hear that all the time. Take it from an American, the argument is what makes us who we are.” Fans also cheer for that! Yes, there’s anger in every pocket, but our empathy outweighs our apathy.

So Cody asks Ogogo, “You didn’t come here to live the England dream. And I don’t mean to disparage across the pond, they sure know how to make a wrestler. I’ve wrestled some of the best.” Doug Williams, Gabriel Kidd, or even one of the best in the world today, PAC! But in 1986, Cody’s a country music fan and Willie Nelson came out with a song, “Living in the Promised Land.” Send us your tired and weak, we’ll make ’em strong. Sing us your far-off song and we will sing along. But here’s where Cody stops singing: When Ogogo balled up his Olympic medalist fist and put it between his ribs.

Ogogo likes to educate and pontificate on what the USA is? Then let Cody return the favor! The industry that Ogogo joined? It was an Italian immigrant who was world champion for FOUR THOUSAND AND FORTY DAYS. There is so much to love and behold here. The American Dream lives here! What about a 16-year-old young man coming from Pakistan, invents and patents the single-piece bumper, and enriches and cultivates the lives of literally everyone in the city of Jacksonville?

Prior to 1961, in Atlanta, Georgia, there was segregation, White people and Black people couldn’t attend the same schools. But in 2021, in that very same city, Cody and his wife, Brandi, are going to have a beautiful White-Black “American princess” who will have both identities, shun neither, and her dad is going to let her know that he didn’t just lay down under another man’s flag. Her dad didn’t just have a defeatist attitude when someone ran down the USA. Her dad got up off his ass and fought back! This is where we are fighting: at Double or Nothing!

Tony Khan already told the world that Double or Nothing will be full capacity! Wrestling fans will return to their seats, close up and thank God, it’ll be Cody VS Ogogo. But Ogogo won’t be wrestling the American Nightmare. Because for one night, that one night only, Cody picks up a sword that is all too heavy, but one that only Cody and Dustin have the right to pick up. For Double or Nothing, Justin Roberts, nothing on Cody’s presentation will be different, this comes from deep inside. At Double or Nothing, it will be Anthony Ogogo VS the American DREAM, Cody Rhodes! On one night, Cody’s love for family and country become one! Can he use that to shut up and knock down the British boxing box office smash?

 

AEW hears from SoCal Uncensored.

Christopher Daniels says, “Starting from 2015 up until now, the guys in the van were always myself, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky, and the Young Bucks. Those were the days where I felt it was family.” But looking at the Bucks acting the way they are now, this is why he feels betrayed and hurt. Frankie Kazarian says, “If you’re gonna be influenced like prepubescent teenagers, by your friend who you perceive as ‘the cool guy,'” then that’s on the Bucks. All that’s left for SCU to do is beat them up.

SCU has made it a challenge to themselves that the next time they lose as a tag team, they are DONE as a tag team! And that’s forever! It isn’t mandated by AEW, this isn’t for story, this is a challenge. They know how good they are, and how good they can be. Undefeated for over four months, #1 contenders that are facing the champions, one of the greatest tag teams on the planet, and also former friends. Do the Bucks even get what’s on the line here? SCU has everything to lose, and everything to gain. The Bucks have seen SCU bleed, sweat and cry, so what do you think they’re gonna do, how far they’re gonna go, to get what they want from the Bucks? We’ll all find out together, because that match is next!!

AEW World Tag Team Championships, Titles VS Tag Career: The Young Bucks w/ The Elite VS SoCal Uncensored!

Matt & Nick Jackson claim they’ve gone back to who they were, but the Fallen Angel & Heavy Metal Rebel say otherwise. The fashion choices, the company they keep, those are all questionable, but the Bucks’ abilities are not! Will they win without a shadow of a doubt and destroy another great tag team? Or will going all or nothing this close to Double or Nothing pay off for Daniels & Kazarian?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and it’s titles or bust for SCU!

Kaz and Nick start and fans are on SCU’s side here. They circle, tie up, and Kaz headlocks as Don Callis joins commentary. Kaz spins to a hammerlock then drop toehold, then he slaps Nick on the head! Nick gets up in a huff and shoves Kaz but Kaz shoves back. Nick SLAPS Kaz, Kaz chases him out of the ring! Nick goes around and into the ring but Kaz kicks, knees and CLOBBERS him! Kaz ROCKS Nick, tags Daniels, and SCU double whip. Nick gets a body shot and a FLIPPING NECKBEAKER! Matt runs in but into a back suplex clothesline combo! Callis admits SCU is looking great. Daniels snapmares Nick, tags Kaz, and then slingshot elbow drops! Kaz slingshot leg drops! Cover, TWO!

Kaz keeps on Nick, bumps him off buckles, and tags Daniels. SCU double wrench, bring Nick to his knees for a kick, clothesline and DOUBLE STOMPS from Kaz! Daniels JABS Nick, whips, but Nick reverses. Matt dumps Daniels out of the ring with a back drop! The ref reprimands but Nick sucker punches Kaz! Matt tags in, Nick baits Kaz in and Matt CLOBBERS him! Fans boo as Matt runs and WRECKS Daniels with a dropkick! Matt skins the cat, Nick gets Kaz back up to throw into railing! The Bucks soak up the heat, mug Daniels on the outside, and Matt stares the camera down before giving Daniels an APRON POWERBOMB!

Nick goes up, Matt has Daniels draped from the apron, DRAPING 450 SPLASH! Matt mockingly asks the cameraman if he thinks Daniels is okay. The Bucks high-five the Good Brothers as AEW goes picture in picture.

Matt drops knees on Daniels’ head! Matt mocks the fans clapping, and starts thrusting hips before he stomps Daniels down. Matt paces, drags Daniels up and bumps him off buckles, then tags Nick. Matt catapults Daniels into Nick’s GAMANGIRI! Then they combine, springboard DOUBLE STOMPS onto Daniels, driving him into Matt’s knees! Nick taunts Kaz and the ref is busy keeping Kaz back, the Bucks fake a tag! Matt digs his boots into Daniels’ head, the ref counts and Matt apologizes. Matt defends he is the rightful tag partner, but Nick is choking Daniels behind the ref’s back! Matt tags Nick in so the ref can see, then they combine for the slingshot senton and fist drop!

Matt keeps mocking fans rallying for SCU, Nick taunts Kaz, and then Nick bumps Daniels off buckles. Nick wrenches, whips, but Daniels reverses. Nick flips through the ropes and comes back but into Daniels’ STO! Both men are down, they crawl, hot tags to Kaz and Matt! Kaz dodges Matt to ROCK Nick, then he DECKS Matt! Kaz rallies on the Bucks with clotheslines, but Matt reverses the whip, only for Kaz to BLAST him with forearms! Kaz scoops and SLAMS Nick, to springboard leg drop! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps fired up nd the fans are with him! Kaz gets Nick up and puts him in a corner, tag to Daniels.

AEW returns to single picture as Kaz feeds Nick to Daniels’ back elbow! Daniels hops up, Kaz helps set Nick up with double knuckle locks, for the FLYING STOMP! Daniels WRECKS Matt with a dropkick now, and SCU double whip to hip toss and NECKBREAKER BOMB COMBO! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives but Daniels tags Kaz in. Matt runs in, he saves Nick from Celebrity Rehab but swings into CELEBRITY REHAB for himself! Daniels runs to forearm Nick, then gets him up to give to Kaz. Kaz has the gut wrench, but Matt shoves Daniels off the corner! Kaz swings on Matt, Matt avoids that to shoulder in, but into the GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!

Nick aims and SHINING WIZARDS, ROUNDHOUSES and forearms Kaz, to then BULLDOG! Nick goes up and out to PENALTY KICK Daniels from the apron! Fans boo and Nick shoulders into Kaz. Nick slingshots, for the FACEBUSTER! Nick soaks up the heat and he sees Daniels is back up. Nick goes outside to SUPERKICK Daniels into the post! Daniels is busted open!! Nick is shocked at the damage he just did, but he says that was awesome! “It’s a wrap!” Nick goes back to Kaz in the ring, but Kaz slingshots Nick in for a CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Kaz almost caught Nick but he sees what happened to Daniels!

Kaz goes back to Nick but Nick ROUNDHOUSES! Kaz wobbles, Matt tags in, and Matt gets a look at Daniels for himself. Matt hurries to get Kaz up, BUCKLE BOMB ENZIGURI COMBO! Kaz staggers into Matt’s fireman’s carry, MORE BANG- NO! Kaz slips out of the fireman’s carry to waistlock and O’Conner Roll! TWO, Nick leaps in, but Kaz gets both Bucks for NORTHERN LIGHTS O’CONNER COMBO!! Double cover, TWO!!! That was almost it but not enough! Kaz dumps Nick out to the ramp, Matt scoops but Kaz cradle counters! So the GOOD BROTHERS distract the ref!! This is at least 7 before Kaz lets off! Kaz runs Gallows off, but runs into Matt’s BOOT!

Matt goes up, but Kaz catches him for a… Not a bomb? A STYLES CLASH!?!? A shout-out to another old friend of The Elite! Cover, Nick barely breaks it in time!! Fans are thunderous, “This is Awesome!” Nick gets Kaz up, Kaz throws him out and slingshots him in, but no cutter! Nick blocks it, and feeds Kaz to Matt’s SUPERKICK! Matt gut wrenches, TOMBSTONE! SHINING WIZARD! Cover, DANIELS breaks it!! Daniels is still here, crimson mask and all, and he dodges a superkick to kick, underhook, ANGEL’S WINGS!! Daniels staggers up and helps Kaz to their corner! Daniels tags back in, but how much can Daniels give?! Matt SPEARS Daniels down, and punches the wound!!

Matt is furious as he demands Daniels get up! Daniels wobbles, Matt powers up, but no kick! Daniels kicks low, hooks, but his back is giving up! Matt back drops free! Matt wags his finger, looms over Daniels, and Callis is more worried about the new ring gear getting blood stains. Matt points it out, too! That just angers Matt more, and he fake cries as he references HBK VS Flair! “I’m sorry! I love you!” SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!?!? Daniels survives!?!? Fans are going nuts for SCU as Matt is losing his mind! Matt drags Daniels up, but into an URENAGE! Daniels goes to a corner, BEST MOON-

NO! The blood loss makes him wobble! Daniels tries again, BEST MOONSAULT EVER AFTER ALL! Cover, Nick breaks it!! The ref argues with Nick, but Daniels clotheslines him out! Karl Anderson gets on the apron, Daniels DECKS him! Daniels staggers, drags Matt up, but Matt SPRAYS Daniels in the face?!? Somehow, Brandon Cutler slipped Matt a can of that cold spray!! Daniels staggers about, Matt SUPERKICKS Kaz off the corner, then CAN SHOTS Daniels in the head!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Daniels is not giving up, this is how much the titles AND SCU mean to him!! Nick tags in, the Bucks are furious as they sit Daniels up, for the B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Matt blocks Kaz, the Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Kaz is stunned, and Cutler has the audacity to use the cold spray on the Bucks right away! SCU lost the match, don’t have the titles, and are no longer a team under their own bet with themselves! What does this mean for the Fallen Angel and Heavy Metal Rebel in the future?

 

AEW cameras hurry to catch what’s developing backstage!

Eddie Kingston is at The Elite’s dressing room, Moxley right behind! They barge in, and trash it all! The Elite aren’t here yet, but their stuff is, so everything is fair game! Why do they have a Jaguars helmet? Kingston throws that into a wall, Moxley goes to the bathroom to trash everything in there! Will The Elite have the guts to respond to that tonight? Or at all?

 

Backstage interview with Christian Cage.

Captain Charisma has had his issues with Taz, from the rejected recruitment to last week’s biased Technique By Taz segment, critiquing Christian’s wrestling abilities. It had as much credibility as Christian critiquing Taz’s ability at a buffet table. Nobody is denying that at one point in time, Taz was a bad, bad man. But right now, Taz isn’t going to step through the ropes, back up what he is saying, but Christian is! So here’s how it is: Tony Khan gave Christian an open contract for a match. Next week, Team Taz can send anyone they want, Christian will be waiting.

But what Christian really wants to talk about right now is Double or Nothing’s Casino Battle Royale. Did you know that the winner of that match gets a shot at THE AEW World Championship whenever they want? Christian is all in, all the chips on the table! Christian vows to win that match and- Matt Sydal walks in to say Christian shouldn’t get too far ahead of himself. Matt’s back in that match, too, and he wants redemption. Well good to see you again, Matt, and yeah, Christian saw how things didn’t go so well for him. But things aren’t going to fall into place for him. Haha, hilarious. But Matt has a surprise for Christian. Not a Hall of Fame worthy one, but still.

Matt says to forget about Team Taz for a minute, because HE signed the open contract on the match. So before winning the battle royal, Matt will beat Christian and his #OutWorkEverybody hype train, live on Dynamite. The third eye is staring Captain Charisma down, who will be the first to blink?

 

AEW World Championship Eliminator Match: PAC VS Orange Cassidy!

The Bastard has beef with the Best Bout Machine going back to Dynamite’s inception, and is one of the only men to have a win over him in AEW. On the other hand, Freshly Squeezed didn’t have any grudge with Omega until Omega disrespected him last week. And when it comes to PAC VS Cassidy, these two have history of their own! Who gets one up on the other before going after Omega’s gold?

The bell rings and fans are dueling already as Cassidy and Pac stare down. Cassidy takes off the sunglasses, and puts them on Pac! Pac takes them off, and BREAKS them with his bare hands! Cassidy raises his hands, but it’s a fake out to get Pac to swing on him! Cassidy dodges, gets Pac up in the Alabama, BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO!! Pac’s arrogance cost him and he bails out of the ring. Fans are fired up as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets and builds speed! NO HANDS DIVE! And he has SPARE sunglasses! Fans are even more fired up as Cassidy gets Pac up and RAMS him into railing!

AEW goes picture in picture as Cassidy checks with the ref about the ring count. Cassidy fetches Pac, to RAM him into more railing! Cassidy refreshes the ring count, stalks up behind Pac and gets him up, but Pac KNEES low and hard! Pac whips but Cassidy reverses to send Pac into even more railing! Pac is perhaps too sore to be upset, and Cassidy keeps track of the count. Cassidy whips Pac back the other way to send him over the railing! Cassidy paces, refreshes the count again, and sees Pac getting up. Cassidy heads over, and Pac HOTSHOTS him on railing! Cassidy sputters and gasps, Pac stomps him down, and AEW goes to break!

AEW returns and Cassidy is down on the outside again. Pac fetches him, to whip him hard into railing! The ref counts, fans boo, and Pac drags Cassidy up and around to throw him into more railing! Pac soaks up the heat, drags Cassidy back up and back into the ring. Fans are still on Cassidy’s side but Pac stomps him down! Pac soaks up the heat, digs his knee into Cassidy’s head, and uses ropes for leverage! The ref counts, Pac lets off at 4, and Orange is now red in the face. Pac climbs a corner, aims as fans rally up, and Cassidy stands to get a missile dropkick! Pac kips up with ease! He glares at the ref and then goes to another corner.

Pac climbs up again, aims, and again missile dropkicks Cassidy down! Cassidy is a lump but Pac isn’t done with him yet. Pac climbs back up top, Cassidy stands again, to get a third missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Pac seethes as Cassidy survives but the ref defends the count was fair. Fans sing for Cassidy but Pac drags him to a drop zone. Pac climbs up again, but Cassidy slowly rolls away to the far side. Pac hops down to hurry over and stomp him down! Fans boo, Pac scowls and climbs back up. Cassidy is still in the drop zone, but he rolls under the corner! Fans cheer as Cassidy even starts to lounge, and gives a thumbs up!

Pac flips Cassidy over before he drags him up, but Cassidy sends Pac into buckles! Pac scowls, runs after Cassidy, but gets sent into buckles! Cassidy wheelbarrows to victory roll, TWO!! Pac back KICKS, whips, and SUPERKICKS Cassidy down! Pac drags Cassidy back up to reel him in, for a LIGER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!??! Cassidy more falls over than kicks out and Pac is stunned! Pac looms over Cassidy, kicks him out of the ring, and lets the ring count climb. A count-out can still win this match, will Cassidy get up? AEW goes picture in picture as fans rally for Freshly Squeezed!

Pac soaks up the heat coming from the fans, the ref goes out to check Cassidy and make sure this isn’t more serious. Cassidy is fine to continue, Pac talks trash to some fellow wrestlers watching ringside, and the count restarts. Cassidy slowly stirs, drags himself up at 5 of 10, and into the ring at 6! Pac drags Cassidy over to a cover, TWO! Pac wraps on a headlock and grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy keeps his shoulders up, pushes Pac’s face with a forearm, but Pac brings him around to CLUB him to a corner. Pac digs his boots in, the ref counts and Pac stops at 4. A disqualification can lose this for Pac, too, so he has to be careful.

Pac paces while Cassidy crawls. The ref wants Pac to give Cassidy space, and also has medics coming over to check. Pac gets fans riled up as AEW returns to single picture. Don Callis comes out here? Callis says Kenny Omega is a busy man, he wants to know who he’s wrestling already! Pac storms after Callis but Callis says he just wants a winner. Wait, Kenny is sneaking in from the other side! Omega has his AEW World Championship belt and he CLOBBERS Pac with it!! The ref misses it all because she was arguing with Callis! Callis “apologizes” and Omega slips away! Both Pac and Cassidy are down and everyone but the ref knows!

Fans chant, “Kenny Sucks!” at Omega as he and Callis slither away. The standing count is past 5 of 10, and then reaches 9!! It’s a DOUBLE COUNT OUT?!?!

Double Count-Out Draw

Well, Callis isn’t a ref, but what he sees here is that there is no winner! That means Omega has NO opponent for Double or Nothing! He’s got the night off, where does he want to go? “Fuel up the Harley, fuel up the Kawasaki Ninja! Don, I thinks we should go on a little bit of a road trip, because what we got here, ain’t two winners! It ain’t one winner! It’s two LOSERS! Who would pay money to see that?!” But Schiavone excuses himself and says he’s been informed- Omega stops that right here and now! Omega gets his sunglasses, puts those on, and Schiavone says he has just been told that at Double or Nothing, there WILL be a world title match. And in this case, “double” is literal, because it will be a Triple Threat! Omega VS PAC VS Cassidy for the title!!

What gives Schiavone the right to do this?! This is from Tony Khan! WHAT?! Omega says they don’t know him! He’s not wrestling two people! Well this is what Tony Khan has decided! Omega blames the ref but the fans are fired up! Omega says he’s going back to Winnipeg, but will he have no choice but to return to Jacksonville to defend his title?

 

The Elite find their dressing room in disarray!

Matt Jackson tells Brandon Cutler to record this! They want to know who did this to their stuff! Anderson says this is where they sit in a circle and praise the Lord! This was their sanctuary! Gallows knows it was Kingston and Moxley, who have been disrespectful of the best faction in wrestling ever, and it’s been going on for long enough! “Matt, Nick, it’s time to man up! What’re you guys gonna do about it?!” The Bucks first talk about what they did to SCU, one of the best tag teams in the business, and they put them out to pasture without even batting an eye. SCU LATER! But next week, these fighting champions are fighting again, against the new #1 contenders, the Varsity Blonds!

Matt mockingly asks Brian Pillman Jr. if he wants to be like his dada and be a tag team champion, too. The Blonds can step to the Bucks, the best in the business, and see how that turns out! But for once, “the most selfless Christian men in this business” do something for themselves. They’ll settle a personal grudge! Moxley, Kingston, what you boys doing at Double or Nothing? You up? How about they cordially invite your butts to a dang ol’ SUPERKICK PARTY!! Titles or no titles, the Bucks are giving the Maniac and the Mad King the match they want! But will Bulletproof BPJ and the Ivy League MVP make sure the Bucks stop being golden first?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page and The Dark Order.

Alex Marvez asks Hangman’s recent thoughts on his loss to Brian Cage and his subsequent drop in the rankings from #1 to #5. The Dark Order say it’s alright. Alan Angels knows personally it ain’t bad being Number 5. Evil Uno says they will help him get right back to the top! Stu Grayson can even get even with Brian Cage for him! Alex Reynolds says he’ll take on Hook, too. Hangman tells them all that it’s fine. It was gonna happen sooner or later, right? Ranked #1, riding high, it was inevitable that he’d lose. Granted, it took three guys jumping him on the stage first, then a belt shot to the back of his head and a powerbomb that nearly blew his lungs out his mouth, but Cage won.

But Hangman wonders if Cage didn’t so much beat him, as Taz did calling the shots. And if Hangman is someone like Brian Cage, knows what he’s thinking as a guy who has dedicated his whole life to pro-wrestling, then he’s not satisfied with that win. Hangman dares Cage to leave Taz, Ricky Starks, bless his heart, and his junior high band camp friends backstage, to meet Hangman 1v1 and earn a spot. If Hangman loses then, that’s fine, he’ll accept it. As for Cage, it’s Double or Nothing. Oh wait that’s the name of the PPV! Is that on purpose? That’s so smart! John Silver pointed out the obvious, but obviously we’re going one more round! Will Page redeem himself in a rematch with Cage?

 

The Pinnacle heads to the ring!

Wearing a crown on his head, MJF has two lovely young ladies accompany him personally as he, Wardlow, Tully Blanchard, FTR and Shawn Spears go to the ring. MJF gets the ladies to kiss his Dynamite Diamond Ring, which was itself pivotal in the Blood & Guts victory. Other ladies hold the ropes open as the Pinnacle goes into the ring and MJF gets a mic. MJF says he told us he was going to take Chris Jericho’s spot and his crown, and now MJF is the Demo God and King of AEW! And now we will refer to HIM as the Greatest of All Time! Don’t boo, bow! And not just to him, but to the greatest group of men to ever exist! Bow to The Pinnacle!

“Hell, bow to the biggest drawers professional wrestling has ever known. I don’t know if you mouth-breathing boors have heard about this, but for the first time ever, we ranked #1 on cable last week.” And you have The Pinnacle to thank for it! They broke a record on Canada’s TSN, even, because of the Canadian hero they had in Shawn Spears! Zoom in on the Chair Man! A Canadian God! But MJF is glad fans are bringing up The Inner Circle, because they’re down two men. One because he stabbed MJF like a coward, and the other because he tripped and fell. Which is why MJF is so perplexed as to why oh why The Inner Circle would want a rematch!

But MJF’s a young, benevolent king. Would the people like to see a rematch? YES! Are you sure? YES! Then MJF says NO! HAHAHA! Tully takes over and asks if anyone knows what it’s like to be at the top, looking down at all the others. Tully’s been there many times in the past! But this group of guys here, with MJF and his crown, the Pinnacle took everything The Inner Circle could dish out! Blood & Guts, we saw this group of men take everything The Inner Circle had, and in the end, the Inner Circle is panicking, begging MJF not to throw Jericho off, and they gave up! That was the end of the story! “Ladies and gentlemen, when you quit, you stinking quit!”

The Pinnacle is the top of the world! The finest things, they deserve! Five of the greatest looking women Jacksonville has to offer! Tully has a present for his guys that he spent THOUSANDS on, for the finest wrist jewelry you can have. For those who don’t understand, these are very expensive watches. Each man gets one and they’re very grateful to Tully. Every time they look at those, they can question anything else, but they look at these and think, “This was a present from Tully Blanchard!” This is what The Pinnacle is about! They’re on top of the world, looking down on everyone else! But what is that honking? Who is ruining The Pinnacle’s party? The Inner Circle, that’s who!!

Sammy, Ortiz and Hager cruise in with a jeep and a trailer full of A Little Bit of the Bubbly! MJF says they’re not interested anymore. MJF detained Santana, and we’re never seeing Jericho again! So drive off, you’re team is dead! But JERICHO says, “Hey, Max! Can you hear ’em cheering?” Jericho, arm in a heavy cast and brace, is in the trailer! Fans are thunderous as Jericho says, “Just let me get this straight. We’re gonna ask you again: Will you give us a rematch? Yes or no?” MJF is furious and says that once again, the answer is NO! Okay, so… That’s a what? IT’S N-O, NO!! Then get him! The Inner Circle hoses The Pinnacle down with the bubbly!! A LOT OF IT, TOO!

The Pinnacle is slippin’ and slidin’ in the champagne, this is a bit more than a toast! Sammy makes sure to really get Spears with it, too. MJF is furious but he’s also floundering around in the ring! MJF tells fans to shut up about it! If the Inner Circle wants a match, then Double or Nothing! The same match the Inner Circle lost last year: STADIUM STAMPEDE!! But don’t celebrate just yet! Ain’t nothing funny gonna happen this year! If the Inner Circle loses this time, they must DISBAND FOREVER!! Take it or leave it! Even more is at stake than there was for Blood & Guts! Will the Inner Circle take back their spot atop AEW or have to say good-bye?

 

Jim Ross interviews Britt Baker.

Good ol’ JR says he is looking forward to Double or Nothing, Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker for the AEW Women’s World Championship. It was about a year ago today when Britt fought Shida, not a great outcome for Britt with the broken nose and the blood. Yes, Britt needed reconstructive surgery and was out for five months after. The pain can either hurt you or change you. Britt’s been the baddest bitch on the block since then, JR’s words, not hers. And so, it is poetic that Shida broke her nose, and look at The Doctor now. It is poetic that the monster Shida created is the one that will dethrone her. Unless Shida just up and kills Britt. But turns out, Britt is “pretty ****ing hard to kill.”

JR asks Britt if she feels she’s taking it too far, getting too emotionally invested in this match. Tony Khan and several stars of AEW were having a photoshoot with Forbes, that is a big deal, and then Britt took it upon herself to take over. She and Shida brawled because of it. Was that a smart move? JR knows Britt is smart. Britt says she’s brilliant. But then what does this mean to Tony Khan and to her? Does Britt not care about anyone else? Britt says she just wanted to have pictures with the current champion when that article drops. The PPV is on May 30th, the Forbes article is for June. There will be a new champion by then.

But Britt says it’s fine, JR and the others can paint her to be the villain. It’s what they’ve always done, and Britt will just keep autographing the best selling artwork that comes from it. JR says Shida might feel a bit cornered, and that the deck may be stacked. Perhaps her time is coming. He knows this will be physical, with a lot of urgency. Britt agrees, Shida has had the title for a year, and a difficult year at that. Shida was champion, kept the AEW Women’s Division alive when it was riddled with injuries, travel restrictions, all that. The division was on life support.

But Britt is the FACE of this division, the Role Model, the heart, the soul, the pulse. When you have a pulse, you don’t need a machine keeping you alive. So after Double or Nothing, the division will live when Britt becomes champion. That’s a guarantee from DMD. Will the Doctor be in and finally take over the division? Or will Shida be celebrating her one year anniversary as champion still as champion?

 

BIG NEWS for Double or Nothing/Memorial Day Weekend!

Double or Nothing will be May 30th, but Friday, May 28th, it will be a special edition of AEW Dynamite! And then on Saturday, May 29th, it will be AEW Fan Fest! Be sure to get your tickets this Monday, May 17th, so you don’t miss out on any of that!

 

Thunder Rosa VS Jazmin Allure!

The Role Model may be going after the Full Metal Warrior and the AEW Women’s World Championship, but La Mera Mera is going to be waiting on the other side! At least, as long as she doesn’t let herself get too cocky. Will Rosa be ready for whoever comes out of Double or Nothing with the belt?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans sing for Rosa and she knees Allure, CHOPS her, then fires off forearms and CHOPS against the ropes! Rosa CHOPS Allure in a corner, then RAMS her shoulder in! And again! And again! Rosa bumps Allure off buckles, CHOPS her again, and again! Rosa whips, Allure reverses and runs in to back elbow! Allure runs corner to corner but Rosa dodges this time, to then SHOTGUN dropkick Allure down! Fans fire up with Rosa and she stomps Allure down. Rosa drags Allure up, scoop SLAMS her, then runs and runs to drop a back senton! Cover, TWO!

Rosa keeps her cool, drags Allure back up, and scoops her, for the backbreaker to the FIRE THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

The roll isn’t stopping, it isn’t slowing down! Hikaru Shida, Britt Baker and even Serena Deeb better watch out for Rosa, she’s coming for it all!

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

Speaking of Serena Deeb, she returns to AEW next week to defend the NWA Women’s World Championship against Red Velvet! Will the young, rising star surprise everyone against one of the best in the world? Or will Serena still be waiting for Rosa when the time finally comes to face off again?

And the challenge has been accepted! Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison are going for gold against the Young Bucks! Will the Varsity Blonds made to look like JV against the best tag team in the world? And with Double or Nothing’s USA VS UK battle inbound, Anthony Ogogo gets in the ring against Austin Gunn! Will the Son of a Gun just be target practice for Ogogo’s body shots?

 

Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill!

The top free agent has another manager courting her, as Mark Sterling, lawyer to MJF, says he can get her the same big money deal he got MJF last year. What is her response to that business offer? Or what of Matt Hardy and Vickie Guerrero? Who is handling her business? Jade Cargill handles her business! As far as managerial offers go, she’s still listening. But she’s her own boss, because she’s #ThatBitch!

 

AEW hears from Darby Allin.

What’s his condition after being thrown down a concrete staircase? He doesn’t have time to think about that. Not right now. Darby literally dropped everything after that just to go to Seattle. He grew up here, with the skateparks. He likes coming back to remind him of who he is and how far he’s come. Trashy as it is, Darby loves everything about it. The first thing he heard Miro talk about is glass ceilings. But what has Miro done since he’s been here? “Honestly, what have you done since you’ve been here? One second you’re playing video games, then the next second, you’re someone’s best man.” Miro kept saying the world will see what he’s capable of now that the leash is off. Darby isn’t buying it.

Miro can say Darby’s this and that, but at least Darby knows who Darby is. Does Miro know who Miro is? “Look at me, you generic son of a bitch!” Miro is NOT taking the TNT Championship from him! Miro says it is his destiny, but Darby says Miro will have to admit he is one of the toughest men he’s ever faced. And he faces him, NEXT!

AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Miro!

The Relentless Face of the Network always gets back up after someone knocks him down. But The Best Man says he’ll make sure Darby never gets up again! Will Darby make it through his historic tenth title defense? Or will he not make it through the last 10 minutes of the night?

The introductions are made, but Miro doesn’t wait for the belt to be raised as he attacks Darby at the ropes! Miro drags Darby in, throws him to ropes, and Darby clutches a leg. Miro gets Darby up to fire off hands and stomps Darby down! The ref reprimands, Miro lets off and demands the bell ring already! The ref tells Miro to back off so he can check Darby but Miro throws Darby into the ropes! Miro continues to demand the bell ring but Darby flops out of the ring. Miro storms out after Darby, then TOSSES him across the way! Miro drags Darby up and RAMS him into railing! Fans boo but Miro doesn’t care, he drags Darby up. “Am I underwhelming?!”

Miro DECKS Darby, the ref says he has to get this in the ring to start the match! Miro just THROWS Darby again! Miro CLOBBERS Darby over the railing! Fans boo as Miro stares Sting down and even smiles! Miro goes back to Darby, drags Darby up and encourages fans to rally for Darby, so that he can OVERHEAD Belly2Belly Darby back to ringside! Miro drags Darby back up, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page are watching this like a comedy from the bleachers! Miro puts Darby in the ring, the ref checks with Darby but Darby sputters something about starting already, and Miro KNEES Darby down! The match still hasn’t started and Miro DECKS Darby!

Miro stomps around, Darby finally gets his jacket off, and the ref asks if he still wants to do this. Darby can barely stand but he says yes, and the bell rings! BEST KICK!! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives but Miro thinks that was three! The ref says no, it was two! Darby bails out as Miro argues with the ref. Miro goes out, Darby SHOTGUN dropkicks him! Miro stays up but Darby SHOTGUN dropkicks him into railing! Darby fires off hands, Miro shoves him away but Darby gets around. Miro blocks the throwback stunner, and aims for a post, only for Darby to slip free and POST Miro first! Miro staggers about, Darby gets in the ring and builds speed to CANNONBALL TOPE!!

Miro is down, Darby goes up!?! SUPER COFFIN- NO! Miro catches Darby for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Miro roars right into the camera, but he does have to catch his breath and clutch his ribs, as AEW goes picture in picture.

Miro storms back over to Darby and looms over him as fans jeer and taunt him. Miro puts Darby in, covers, TWO! Darby is still in this, but Miro is still seething. Miro pushes Darby around, and KICKS him, and then Scorpio and Ethan go after Sting!! They RAM him into railing, and then scurry away before the ref sees them! Medics go to check Sting, other refs come out to usher Ethan & Scorpio further away, and Miro SLAMS Darby down! Miro KICKS Darby, but Darby grits his teeth! Darby eggs Miro on, and Miro gets him up. Darby fires forearms! Miro staggers, Darby throws body shots, then whips. Miro reverses hard and Darby bounces off buckles!

Miro digs his knees in at the ropes, the ref counts and Miro lets off at 4. Miro paces, Darby drags himself to a corner, and Miro again soaks up the heat from the fans. Miro drags Darby up but Darby flops back down. Miro gets Darby up to EuroUpper him back down! Miro drops an elbow, drags Darby to the apron, and CLUBS him! Then BOOTS him! Then BOOTS him again! Miro pushes Darby in, taunts him, and avoids Darby’s kicks from below as AEW returns to single picture.

Miro mocks Darby, gets the foot and drops an elbow on the knee! Miro gut wrenches to POWERSLAM Darby! Darby flops to a corner and the ref checks on him, but Darby refuses to end it here. Miro drags Darby up, wraps on a bearhug, and fans rally for Darby. Miro squeezes Darby tight, Sting manages to stand, and Darby reaches for a ropebreak! Miro CLUBS Darby down, roll him away from ropes, but Darby still reaches. Miro drags Darby up for a standing bearhug but Darby throws elbows to get free! Miro shoves Darby, blocks boots and spins Darby around for a back suplex! Darby lands on his feet and hops on for a sleeper hold!

Darby is a backpack as Miro staggers around! Darby shakes out the bad arm but shifts his sleeper and tightens the grip! Miro drops to a knee! Fans are fired up, but Darby’s arms are weakening, and Miro gets a ropebreak! Darby lets go, and Miro goes outside. Darby follows and leaps on to club Miro down! Darby fires off crossface forearms and puts on a sleeper hold, but the ref wants this to return to the ring. Miro gets to the timekeeper’s table, grabs the TNT belt, but the ref grab sit, too! Miro lets that go, Darby pinches Miro’s nose closed! Miro manages to run and RAM Darby into the side of the stage! Darby lets go and Miro can breathe, but both men are down!

Fans rally up for Darby and cheer, “This is Awesome!” Miro drags himself up, drags Darby up, but the ring count is 5 of 10! Miro drags Darby over and gets him in at 8! Miro gets in at 9 and fans cheer as this match continues! Miro snarls and stalks Darby, then stomps him down! Miro SLAMS Darby’s arm on the mat, pulls off the tape and goes right after the shoulder with big elbows! Miro RAMS Darby into buckles, hauls him back up and SLAMS him into ropes! Darby clutches his legs from the whiplash but Sting is there to coach him up. Miro soaks up more heat from the fans, and Sting gives Darby a fist bump to encourage him.

Darby gets up and Miro offers him a free shot. Darby SLAPS Miro, Miro shoves him but runs into boots! Darby chop blocks a leg! Darby runs and rolls to get around to THROWBACK! And a cradle! TWO!! Miro swings, Darby ducks and dodges but runs into a pop-up, that he turns into another STUNNER!! Darby heads up top fast, for the COFFIN DROP into a waistlock?! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Darby lands on his feet! Miro runs but gets buckles, a roll up, TWO!! Darby almost gets Miro there, but he keeps moving! Darby headbutts low, hops on, YOSHITONIC!! Cover, TWO!! Miro survives but Darby is after the arm!

Miro endures the Fujiwara, fights up, and trips Darby, into GAME OVER!!!! Darby is OUT, Miro wins!!

Winner: Miro, by submission (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Miro makes Darby suffer, but lets go so that he can hold the title! And now Scorpio & Ethan return to go after Sting again! Sting is ready this time and he fights them off! But Scorpio KICKS the bad leg! The Dark Order runs out to run them off! Miro gloats over Darby, “I’m the network now!” But wait, is that Lance Archer?! Jake the Snake tells Archer to hold off, but Miro welcomes the Murderhawk Monster to try! Will we see these two behemoths collide soon enough?


My Thoughts:

What an amazing episode! Three title matches, of course one opens tonight. Moxley VS Nagata certainly had the intensity of a NJPW Strong Style match but could have been a touch more. Moxley retaining makes sense in that he still needs to be strong in this feud with the Young Bucks. Speaking of which, Bucks VS SCU was amazing, definitely what a Titles vs Tag Career match should’ve looked like, but I am a little disappointed that SCU lost. But I suppose with Scorpio having moved on to be with Ethan, maybe SCU was just ready to break up since it was just The Addiction. A shame it was because of cheating, but that’s so Bucks have even more Heel heat than normal.

Kingston and Moxley should’ve known that while they were trashing The Elite’s dressing room, The Elite was still mostly in the ring. This is a TV show that is televised live. As for The Elite’s response, I thought it was pretty funny for The Elite to be that upset. I suppose The Bucks are going to build momentum while giving Dynamite title matches and thereby ratings with their title matches. The Bucks have to have these belts by Double or Nothing, right? I don’t think there’s been an AEW PPV without the tag titles, so Bucks VS Mox & Kingston has to be for the titles to make it all work in the wrestling logic we’re all used to.

Speaking of wrestling logic we’re used to, I appreciate that Cody makes note that pro-wrestling, certainly in America, is about patriotism and it’s a bit cliché. Or rather, the support of your country. In the UK, it is “UK is Face, other places are Heel,” and same for Japan and Mexico and I’m sure anywhere else. That said, Cody then leans right into it, which I appreciate but do feel it’s odd because he just prefaced that this shouldn’t be about patriotism. Either way, Cody VS Ogogo now made for Double or Nothing is great, it is very big for Ogogo to be this early in his wrestling career and he’s getting a high profile PPV match.

As for Cody becoming “The American Dream” for just one night, this sounds like he wants to take advantage of a loophole while he can. Most times, copyright and competition in wrestling is about “You can’t use this on television/cable.” Double or Nothing is a PPV, therefore not on cable, so he can do it for just this match with Ogogo because it feeds the USA VS Not USA element of the story. At the same time, I am sure this is not the end for Nightmare Family VS The Factory, and I do hope The Factory recruits more people so we can get more battles between them and the Nightmare Family, which is still pretty big.

And speaking of things not being over, I am both surprised but not surprised that we’re getting more Inner Circle VS Pinnacle already. I like that they kayfabe’d Santana’s injury concerns as him being arrested, it foreshadowed a bit of a Stone Cold Steve Austin theme the Inner Circle was going for with tonight. Them ruining The Pinnacle’s party with their version of the beer truck water cannon was definitely a Stone Cold shout out, and I should’ve realized The Inner Circle would get the second-ever Stadium Stampede. If the stipulation is “Inner Circle loses, they break up,” this has to mean they win this time, right? But at the same time, I can’t see there being a third faction match, with Blood & Guts and Stadium Stampede II already being huge moments.

Christian Cage has a decent promo calling out Team Taz, but I can see why Matt Sydal is the one going after him: Ricky Starks unfortunately has a fractured neck, that is going to keep him out for at least three months, and hopefully it is only those three months. Christian VS Starks was the clear next part of Christian VS Team Taz, and I suppose instead of being redundant with a Christian VS Hobbs rematch, getting someone as comparative to Starks as possible in terms of having a speedy fighting style works. As for the promo, I like that Sydal gave Christian shade on the workhorse hype that hasn’t been fulfilled yet, but of course Christian is going to tough it out and win.

Hangman and the Dark Order had another fun promo together, and Hangman VS Brian Cage at Double or Nothing is going to be great. I am thinking Hangman wins the rematch to get back on track, his pacing is working out perfectly so that he can challenge the AEW World Champion at All Out 2021. PAC VS Cassidy was a great match, but I should’ve figured Omega would screw the “serious threat” over, but I like that it only screws him over. In a vacuum, AKA ignoring WWE spamming singles title Triple Threats, this Triple Threat is exactly what Omega deserves to be put through for how he’s acted, and is a first-time-ever for any singles title in AEW. But at the same time, I think Omega wins by using his opponents against each other, as well as the No Disqualification rule to allow interference.

Britt has a great interview promo with JR, Rosa has a good squash win, and it’s great that next week will be the return of Serena Deeb and the NWA Women’s World Championship. Britt sure looks like the heavy favorite going into Double or Nothing, and I suppose it’s never too soon for another Britt VS Rosa match. But I wonder if it’s going to be Britt VS Rosa for just the AEW title, or if Rosa gets her rematch with Deeb first, wins the NWA title, and then we get #WinnerTakesAll at say All Out, or perhaps on the anniversary episode of Dynamite for 2021. Britt may have put her Heel twist on it that she is going to be why the division thrives, but this women’s division is starting to come alive.

Darby’s vignette before the main event was good, but I think he could learn to bring his aggression out verbally a bit better. He didn’t sound as mad as he should have calling Miro an SOB. Darby VS Miro was an awesome match, though, but Scorpio & Ethan going after Sting on the side could’ve been done a bit better. Did they really need to go after him during a picture in picture segment, and then again when things were done? Just do the time after the match and have the Dark Order come out and Archer and then we close the show. Miro winning makes a lot of sense, but especially with him wearing his TNT title trunks tonight. It was like taking “win face” and “win entrance” to a new level with “win attire.” You don’t get custom trunks like that to then look like a dork for failing.

I’m thinking Miro VS Archer for the TNT title and Ethan & Scorpio VS Sting & Darby in perhaps another cinematic are both going to be at Double or Nothing. Double or Nothing is already looking to be an awesome PPV to shift things from Spring to Summer, a lot could change for AEW’s title landscape and that turnover could help them keep running high in the ratings while competing with regular sports, just as they should be.

My Score: 9.4/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Revolution Results & Report! (3/3/24)

Revolution is a mystery!

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; win.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; win.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; wins and
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; win(s).
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; wins and
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; wins and
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther VS Deonna Purrazzo; wins and
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; wins and
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin VS The Young Bucks; win and

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (3/2/24)

It’s an All-Star Collision!

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Who heads into Revolution with a win?

Just 24 hours before Revolution, AEW Collision has a Triple Threat Qualifier for the All Star Scramble! Penta VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith for the final spot!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Buddy Matthews VS ???; No Contest.
  • All-Star Scramble Qualifier Triple Threat: Penta El Zero Miedo VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith; Dante wins and advances to Revolution.
  • Mariah May VS Angelica Risk; Mariah wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Austin win.
  • Private Party VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; Private Party wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Cassandra Golden; Rosa wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Hook & Daniel Garcia VS Christian Cage, Killswitch/Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong; Christian, Luchasaurus, Cage & Strong win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Buddy Matthews VS ???

The House of Black’s Aussie Juggernaut opens Collision on Revolution Eve, but wait! Mark Briscoe drags Buddy out of the ring! The fans fire up but no, Mark is NOT Buddy’s opponent! This is revenge for the beatdown just last week! Mark SMACKS Buddy off the steel steps while the ref reprimands, but then Mark brings out a table! The fans fire up as Mark props that up against railing. But Buddy BOOTS Mark! And he SMACKS Mark off the steps! Buddy grabs a chair, but Mark kicks him low! Mark takes that chair and JAMS Buddy up with it! And SMACKS Buddy on the back! Mark tosses the chair into the ring, but Buddy knees low!

Buddy and Mark scrap, Mark ROCKS Buddy and slides into the ring. Mark then WRECKS Buddy with a dropkick! Buddy hits railing but Mark sets up the chair! Mark builds speed again and uses the chair to FLY! Direct hit, and through the table! The fans are thunderous as Mark rises up and high-fives the front row! Mark shoves Buddy into the ring, and he finds that spike! Mark storms into the ring with it, but Buddy asks for mercy! The fans say spoke him, but here comes Brody King! Brody drags Mark out, Malakai is also headed down here, but Mark dodges Brody to BOOT Malakai! Brody blocks the spike attack!

Brody choke grips Mark, but Mark LOW BLOWS him! Mark gets that chair again and he SMACKS away on Brody! Malakai runs up, but Mark uses the chair as a shield against the kicks! Malakai hobbles, Mark CHUCKS the chair into him! And Mark has the spike!! Mark storms up on Malakai while he’s down, and says this is payback! But then Buddy KNEES Mark down! Buddy saves Malakai, ROCKS Mark with forearms, then ROCKS him again. Buddy brings Mark up the ramp while throwing hands. Buddy underhooks, but Mark fights free! Mark back drops Buddy on the ramp! Then Mark CROSSBODIES Buddy down!

Mark still throws hands on Buddy, grabs something from the stage crew area, but Buddy storms up. Mark elbows Buddy away and- Wait, is that the switch for the pyro?! Mark presses a button, and the flames from Buddy’s entrance literally fire up! Buddy almost gets burned! Security rushes in but Mark keeps throwing Buddy around! Mark shoves Buddy to where the flamethrower is!! But then security swarms him before he can get the switch! The House regroups and retreats before facing disaster! Is Mark going to burn the House down with his own two hands?

 

Swerve Strickland speaks.

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite, The Realest having recovered from Hangman Page getting the jump on him. “I really don’t know what I should be pissed off at more: The fact that Hangman went out there and just ripped my $2,000 Jeff Hamilton exclusive jacket; or the fact that maybe I was just being a little too nice. I don’t really let my guard down too often, and in this business, you pay for it eventually. And it feels like I just paid for it. Swerve hung the Hangman and it was only right for the Hangman to swerve Swerve. You got me. I’ll never take my eyes off you ever again. This Sunday, you can’t get behind me. You gotta look me dead in my eye. I’m not gonna forget this.

“And as far as Joe, hm… I’m taking that championship. Whether I humiliate you on social media or in a promo, it doesn’t matter. I’m doing whatever it takes to walk out the historical figure of AEW, the first African American AEW World Champion. Whose house? Swerve’s House.” Angry yet focused, is Swerve truly the most dangerous man in that Triple Threat?

 

All-Star Scramble Qualifier Triple Threat: Penta El Zero Miedo VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith!

So far, it is Chris Jericho, Lance Archer, Will Hobbs, Wardlow, Hook, Brian Cage, and after last night’s Rampage, CMLL’s Magnus. One spot remains, will the eighth man have #CeroMiedo, represent Top Flight, or be looking for his next bounty?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the three stare down. The fans cheer for “CERO! MIEDO!” and Penta reminds Dante that they still owe each other. So listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Dante but then Keith shoves Penta. Penta takes the glove off! The fans fire up as Penta calls to Abrahantes, but then Keith HEADBUTTS Penta down! Then Dante SUPERKICKS Keith down! Penta gets up to SUPERKICK Dante! Penta KICKS Dante in a leg, KICKS Keith in a leg, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Penta falls out, Keith DECKS Dante! Things get moving, Dante drops, hurdles then rolls back to headscissor! Then he dodges Keith to JUMP KNEE!

Keith falls out but Penta’s up top! Penta CROSSBODIES Dante, rolls off and keeps moving, SLINGBLADE! SLINGBLADE! Penta aims and KICKS Dante in the leg! Dante hobbles, Penta whips him to a corner but Dante reverses. Dante runs up, into a SUPERKICK! Penta then pops Dante up in the corner, SUPERKICK and BACKSTABBER! The fans fire up as Dante bails out and Penta takes aim. Penta builds speed but Keith is back to BOOT him! Fans are torn but Keith just reels Penta in. Keith underhooks but Penta wrenches out. Keith BOOTS the lariat away to then EXPLODER! Keith covers, TWO! Penta stays in this but also goes out of the ring.

Keith drags Penta back in, but Penta KICKS Keith in the leg! Keith CHOPS, so Penta CHOPS! Keith fires up and fires forearms! Penta wobbles but he ROCKS Keith again! They go forearm for forearm, Keith CHOPS and then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up so Dante DOUBLE CROSSBODIES them down! The fans fire up and Dante DIVES! Direct hit into Keith, then Dante runs to DIVE on Penta! The fans fire up again and Dante is feeling it as Collision goes picture in picture.

Dante drags Penta up, DECKS him with a forearm, then goes around the way. The fans fire up with Dante, but Keith BOOTS him down! Keith drags Dante up, CHOPS him, and Dante falls over. Keith turns around into Penta’s SUPERKICK! Penta drags Keith up, SMACKS him off the steps, then drags Dante up. Penta puts Dante against railing, hooks a leg around it, and KICKS! Penta assures the ref, he hit thigh and knee, not groin. Penta stands Keith up but Keith CLAWS Penta’s eyes! The ref reprimands but can’t do much more than that, and Keith KICKS Dante! Keith brings Dante up and into the ring.

Penta chicken wings Keith! Dante WRECKS Keith with a dropkick! But then Penta grabs Dante to spin him around on the apron, and KICK him back into the ring! The fans fire up with “CERO! MIEDO!” while Penta brings Keith into the ring. Penta keeps the chant going but Keith sits up with grit teeth. Keith seethes but Penta brings Dante up first. Collision returns to single picture as Penta CHOPS Dante! Dante CHOPS Penta! Then Dante CHOPS Keith! Keith CHOPS Dante and Penta! Penta SUPERKICKS Dante, Dante SUPERKICKS Keith, so Keith SUPERKICKS Penta! Then Keith and Penta DOUBLE SUPERKICK Dante!

Penta then kicks Keith low, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Keith RAMS Penta into buckles! Keith fires off CHOPS and forearms! Penta shoves Keith away, but Keith comes back, only to be put up top. Keith HEADBUTTS Penta, reels him in, DIAMOND- NO, Penta stops that and Dante SUPERKICKS Keith! Penta uses Keith for a step, DESTROYER on Dante! Cover, Keith breaks it!! Keith saves Dante but also himself in this match, but “CERO! MIEDO!” continues to echo out in Huntsville. Keith storms up, but Penta KICKS and KICKS and “CERO! MIEDO!” Springboard, but into a BOOT!

Keith reels Penta in to underhook, but Penta fights free! Penta SUPERKICKS Keith, goes up a corner, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Penta falls to the floor and Keith fires up! Keith snarls, storms up on Dante, but Dante catches him to a cradle! TWO, and Dante dodges Keith for the LEAPING sunset flip! Keith rolls through to KNEE! Underhook, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives and the fans fire up again! Dante flounders around, Penta rises up, “This is Awesome!” Keith runs up but Penta GAMANGIRIS! Penta then brings Keith to the apron, but Keith CHOPS! Penta CHOPS back!

Keith snarls, Penta eggs him on, so Keith CHOPS! Penta CHOPS! Neither man is backing down, Keith throat chops! Then Keith fireman’s carries, but Penta fights free! Penta CLUBS away on Keith, reels him in, APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Keith falls to the floor and Penta puts him in. But Dante leaps from the corner! Penta SUPERKICKS Dante outta the air! Dante wobbles on the apron, but he still hurdles over Penta’s tackle! Penta turns around, into an APRON DESTROYER!! Dante hurries to go up a corner, aiming for Keith! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Revolution)

A huge win for Angelo Dorado, he is the final man in the All-Star Scramble! Will Dante use his speed and agility to snatch that golden ticket to the top?

 

AEW shares more footage from after Dynamite.

AEW Media caught up with Hangman Page backstage, and asked him about the attack on Swerve. Is he really not hurt? Hangman asks back, “Do I look hurt, you dumbass?! I’m fine, I’m in the match, and I’m sorry I took advantage of the trust of the people tonight, but I had to do it! I had to do it! I would rather DIE than have Swerve win the world championship! I would rather DIE than not win it myself! I did what I had to do! He’s hurt! He’s hurt, he’s weakened, he can’t have it, he won’t have it! I won’t let him! I had to do it! I had to do it!” The Cowboy seems to think he had to do what he did, but what will he do in order to finish things at Revolution?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Revolution!

After going back and forth with Julia Hart & Skye Blue, Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale team together against The House of Black for a big Zero Hour tag match! Will the TBS Champion and her sidekick bring down the dynamic duo? Or will the Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power prove The House does NOT always win? Plus, while The Bang Bang Scissor Gang tests out the combination of The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn tonight, they’re ALL going to team together against a rather eclectic six pack. Willie Mack, Private Party, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh are teaming together, but will they be brought down by the AEW Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Champions?

 

Mariah May VS Angelica Risk!

“Timeless” Toni Storm’s superfan and self-proclaimed protege is back in action, looking to keep her win streak going. Will this be the night she impresses the AEW Women’s World Champion? Or is she simply taking a risk?

The bell rings and Risk circles with Mariah. They tie up but Mariah kicks low! Mariah CLUBS Risk, puts her in a corner, and then puts some major stank on the DOUBLE CHOP! The fans cheer, Mariah stalks Risk to ropes and puts her through to pull her against the ropes! The ref reprimands and counts, Mariah lets go at 4. Risk sputters and coughs, but Mariah pulls her against ropes again! Mariah runs side to side to DROPKICK Risk in the back! Mariah winks to the camera and then brings Risk up. Mariah whips Risk to ropes, scoops her, and spins and spins and spins for the SIDEWALK SLAM!

Risk writhes while Mariah soaks up the cheers. Mariah blows a kiss to Nigel McGuiness and he is rather dramatic about it. Mariah smiles and goes back to Risk. Risk throws hands but Mariah CLUBS her down. Mariah puts Risk in a corner, then digs her boot in! The ref counts again, Mariah lets off at 4 and says she just deserves a slap on the wrist. Mariah then drags Risk up, snapmares her and runs, to basement dropkick! Risk flounders and Mariah shrugs. Mariah kicks Risk around, drags her up, but Risk ROCKS her with haymaker after haymaker! Mariah shoves Risk then DECKS her! Mariah runs up to KNEE Risk down!!

Mariah storms around, drags Risk back up and fireman’s carries, to hit MAYDAY! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

Nigel finishes marking out, and here comes Toni Storm! Storm goes right down to the ring and Mariah fangirls over her role model! Storm gets in the ring, but bypasses Mariah to get a mic. “Deonna Purrazzo, I must speak with you right now. Please come to the ring right this instance.” The Virtuosa does make her way out here, and storms right into the ring. Storm stays back and says, “Deonna, please. Hasn’t this gone far enough? Look at us! Look at what we’ve become. Is this really what we trained for? Is this really what we starved for, Deonna? Our friendship, destroyed. A new ta-too, a broken leg, a broken arm. All just to win a match. Is it worth it?” The fans sure think so! Storm isn’t so sure.

So Deonna, Storm says from the bottom of her heart, she loves Deonna. Her ability, her determination, and… that there is only room for one. And as long as Storm shall live and breath, it will never be Deonna! Deonna tells Toni, “I love you, too. I love… that you have your head so far up your own ass, you’re going to lose the one thing that started this entire charade to begin with! And I love, Toni, I love that you have forgotten the most important detail about me. I am the best friend and the worst enemy. I hope you have a bidet. It’s going to be really hard to wipe your ass when I break both of your arms!”

The fans fire up and Storm is unsure how to respond to that. But very well. Goodbye, old friend. Toni brings out lipstick to freshen up her make-up, and she kisses Deonna on the cheek to leave a mark. But Deonna fires forearms! They brawl, Deonna TACKLES Storm, and Mariah runs in to stop it! Mariah TOSSES Deonna away and helps Storm get away. But then Deonna runs up to BOOT Mariah! Deonna reels Mariah in and slashes her throat. This is for Storm! STORM ZERO on Mariah!! Deonna shows Storm that anything Storm can do, Deonna can do better. Will that also apply to being the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn VS The Dark Order!

While it was a bit rocky, Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, so now the other half of the Bang Bang Scissor Gang gives it a go! And that means Platinum Max has a rap! “Bang Bang Scissor Gang, doing our thang!” But then Jay White gets too buddy buddy and it throws Caster off! Fans boo but White apologizes. Caster’s lost his window now, can he get back on the beat in the match? Bowens still says, “Huntsville, Alabamaaa~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The trios sort out and Austin starts against Alex Reynolds. The two circle, feel things out, and tie up. They go around, Reynolds headlocks, but Austin wrenches out to headlock back. Reynolds powers up and out, drops down then swings, but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges and trips Reynolds up! The fans cheer, Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and then two steps for the HAYMAKER! Tag to Caster, he and Austin double whip Reynolds to ropes. They DOUBLE HIP TOSS and we get a shot of “Juiceboard.” Caster brings Reynolds up but Reynolds RAMS him into Dark Order territory! Uno tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster, but Caster fires off haymakers on them all!

Caster ROCKS Uno again and again, then dodges to DROPKICK! Reynolds runs up, but into a back drop! Silver runs in but into an atomic drop and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Caster swaggers, but Uno stands up. Caster scoops to SLAM Uno, then tags in Bowens. Bowens tags Austin and Bowens goes up. Time to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! The remix works just like the classic! Fans fire up as it’s guns and scissors up! But the flow is off again, and Silver BOOTS Bowens! Silver ELBOWS Austin, dodges Caster, and feed to Reynolds, POP-UP UPPERCUT! Uno runs to BOOT Austin then DDT him! Cover, TWO!

Austin stays in there for the BBSG but Uno stays on him with buckle bumps. The Dark Order isolates Austin as Collision goes picture in picture.

Uno DECKS Austin, mocks him as he crawls for the BBSG corner, then STOMPS the hand! Austin writhes, Uno tags Reynolds, and they get Austin up in an open corner. Uno CHOPS, Reynolds clotheslines, and then Reynolds snapmares to IMPLODER SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Austin hurries to ropes and the fans rally up. Reynolds storms up on Austin, taunts Billy & Colten, then tags in Silver. They double whip Austin to ropes to double drop toehold and DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Silver scowls as he stays between Austin and The Acclaimed. Silver sits Austin up to KICK!

Austin sputters, Silver KICKS him again! Then Silver sucker punches Bowens down! The ref reprimands while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Uno is again taunting Austin to tag his team. Uno then drags Austin up, whips him away, but Austin uses that to BLAST Silver & Reynolds! Uno blocks Austin’s kick but the ref refuses to play along! Uno is upset, but Austin gets a leg and he gives it to the ref! Now the ref is okay with it, and Austin hits the NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up while Austin and Uno are both down! Uno and Austin crawl, their teams reach for them, and Hot tags to Bowens and Reynolds! The Five Tool Player rallies on the Dark Order! ROLLING ELBOW for Uno! ROLLING ELBOW for Reynolds! Then Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK for Silver!

The fans fire up as Reynolds gets the same, plus the FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Bowens shouts, “EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED! BANG BANG!” But then Uno drags Bowens out and POSTS him! Caster CLOBBERS Uno, fires off on him, but Silver DIVES! Down goes Caster, but Billy tells the Meat Man to watch himself. Silver just flexes and says, “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Silver shoves Billy and the ref has to stop the rest of BBSG from going after Silver! But this lets Uno & Reynolds both get Caster up, and Silver runs in! PENDULUM BOMB!! Reynolds covers, AUSTIN BREAKS IT! What a save!

Uno CLUBS Austin, runs up, but Austin gets around the boot! Dragon sleeper, SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Austin says “SUCK IT!” but Silver tags in and CLOBBERS him! BOOT WASH to GERMAN SUPLEX! Silver & Reynolds have Bowens isolated! Silver clotheslines, GAMANGIRIS, and whips, but Bowens reverses! The ROLLING ELBOW from Reynolds hits Silver! Bowens tags Caster, then clinch for THE ARRIVAL! Caster is up top, MIC DROP!! Cover, BBSG wins!

Winners: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn, by pinfall

Jay White slides in to give the boys their belts, and he scissor fingers with Caster. The gang makes it work again, and look ready for Revolution’s 12 Man Tag! Will the super group be unstoppable despite the dysfunction?

 

Backstage interview with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Stokely Hathaway.

Speaking of dysfunction, Lexi Nair is with the trio of Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power and their manager, nothing the loss to Skye Blue just on Dynamite. However, they do have the tag team match against Skye & Julia tomorrow night, are they having a different tactic going into it? Stokely wants to “address the elephant in the room” and go with the word of the day, “accountability.” He was watching a lot of The View, he is a Whoopi stan, so hey, he just wants to say sorry. Willow says put apologies aside. No more talking, they need to get on the same page. Tomorrow is not about friendship, it is about Revolution!

Willow warns Julia & Skye, “Stat and I are gonna kick your ass!” The Babe with the Power has flipped the switch from happy to angry, is tomorrow night’s Zero Hour going to be the last time the House of Black gets the better of her and Statlander?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He brings in one of the men who gets a chance at an AEW World Championship opportunity in the All-Star Scramble. It is the one and only… WARDLOW! The Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog makes his way to the ring and he just takes the mic away. “You know the deal.” Schiavone bows out and Wardlow says, “Looks like I finally got somebody’s attention around here, huh?” Fans sound a bit torn but Wardlow says, “Two years ago, I won the Face o the Revolution Ladder match. One year ago, I choked out your King. This year, FINALLY, I get my shot at the world heavyweight championship, after I beat all the other ‘all-stars’ in the match.”

Fans boo but Wardlow says the real question is: Who’s it gonna be? Wardlow VS Hangman? He’ll slap the Cowboy’s mustache into the third row and send him back into depression! Wardlow VS Swerve? The fans like him, right? It’s Swerve’s House, right? Wardlow will kick the door of that house down and whoop Swerve’s ass from the basement to the attic, because nobody else gets to eat before him! So swerve back into your lane and dance your ass to the back of the line! Swerve’s House only exists in Wardlow’s World! Maybe it’ll be Wardlow VS Joe. The fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” but Wardlow says he is so sick hearing these “dumb hillbillies” chant for Joe!

Wardlow says that he hopes it IS Joe! Because everybody knows that Joe is in Wardlow’s spot! And this time, Wardlow will finish the job. Not only is Wardlow going to take his spot, take his title, but beat Joe so badly that Joe will be forced to put on a headset and sit at the announce desk where he belongs! YEAH, Wardlow is him! He’s been him, will always be him! And tomorrow night, Wardlow reminds everyone that he is STILL the Face of the Revolution! Wardlow is the Uncrowned King of AEW, because this is no longer wrestling! This is WAR! But wait! Here comes Chris Jericho!

Wardlow huffs and puffs as The Ocho makes his way out here, mic in his own hand. Jericho asks a question: What exactly is Wardlow going on about? Swerve, Hangman and Joe? They are all great competitors, but Wardlow’s not fighting those three! He’s in the Scramble, and maybe you don’t know Jericho, but he’s not an all-star, he is one of the greatest to ever do this! And if Wardlow thinks he’ll just pass over him and six other men, six of the greatest performers worldwide, here’s some information for you. Jericho is the Ocho because he is an eight-time world champion, and the very-first AEW World Champion!

The fans cheer and Wardlow mockingly claps. Jericho says that makes the score 8-0 in Jericho’s favor cuz Wardlow ain’t won sh*t. The fans cheer that! So before Wardlow disrespects Jericho and says he’ll go right to the top, Jericho will remind Wardlow that it’s been four YEARS since Jericho lost that title to Jon Moxley in one of the greatest matches in AEW history, and Jericho hasn’t had even a chance to get it back, or even sniff it. So tomorrow at Revolution, this isn’t just another match for Jericho, this is a chance for him to get back to where he thinks he can be, to where he knows he can be, and that is the AEW World Championship!

Jericho knows he’s good enough. The question is: Is Wardlow? Wardlow chuckles but Jericho says Wardlow’s complaining about being overlooked and pushed aside. Thousands of people used to chant Wardlow’s name, he had a rocket that was put on upside-down, blah blah blah. Does Wardlow think that maybe it wasn’t any of those things? Maybe the people stopped chanting because Wardlow just wasn’t good enough. Maybe it’s that aren’t as good as you think, “Mike.” Wardlow scowls at Jericho using his first name. But y’know what, Chris? You’re right. Because Wardlow was this close to the top of the mountain that he could smell it.

But after Double or Nothing, Wardlow shows up for work, just to take a step backwards. And then the next week, another step, and another, and another. So yeah, that pisses Wardlow off to the point that he let it eat him away, to where he was taking work home and he let it ruin his personal life. Wardlow lost his best friend to this, and he lost himself! But after sitting at home for three MONTHS with no phone call, Wardlow slowly started to remember who he was. And he did what he have done so many times in his life: pick himself up off the floor, put himself back together, and then came back here to remind ALL OF YOU just who the hell he is!

BECAUSE HE IS WARDLOW! The biggest and baddest SOB to ever step into the ring! And he doesn’t give a DAMN what your name is, how many titles you’ve won, and just like he said last week, Wardlow is done eating the scraps! The fans fire up as Wardlow says if Jericho doesn’t think Wardlow’s good enough, well, Wardlow’s right here. Feel free to come down and show Wardlow so Wardlow can remind Jericho! Oh, if Wardlow wants Jericho to prove something, fine. Jericho will take that rocket off his back and shove it up his ass! Right, Huntsville? But wait! HOBBS CLOBBERS JERICHO! Wardlow chuckles, but Hobbs says watch this!

Hobbs rains down fists on Jericho, then tells Wardlow that HOBBS is the biggest and baddest! Fans boo but Hobbs says they’ve got one more day before this happens! The fans chant for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” The Scramble is beefy, will it be one of the behemoths that comes out on top?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi is now with the Professor of Pro-Wrestling, and says she is arguably the most experienced woman in the AEW locker room today. And currently, she is undefeated. But we’ve also seen a new side of her. Tell us just what’s going on. Deeb says not only is she undefeated in her return, she is undeniable and unstoppable. She’s putting on clinic after clinic every single week. And to be honest, no one’s really even challenged her in the ring yet. And that makes sense, because she is the Professor, the Woman of 1000 Holds. To be honest, she doesn’t think the competition she’s faced so far knows the difference between a wristlock and wristwatch.

So if you’re listening, if you’re watching, and if you consider yourself one of the best, step into Deeb’s Dojo and test yourself against the most elite wrestler. She’ll be here each and every week showing the world that nobody does what she does in that ring, and why Deeb is The Final Boss. A huge challenge has been issued, will anyone step up?

 

Private Party VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy want to finally be at the top of the AEW Tag Division, but they’ve got to keep up the pace if they wanna reach it. Will they do just that against the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin? Or will the former ROH World Tag Team Champions show them what it takes to really get there?

The teams sort out and Sydal starts against Zay. They circle and talk trash, Zay blaming Sydal for the loss in the Trios Triple Threat while Sydal says he was carrying Private Party. The two shove, then Sydal arm-drags! Sydal taunts Zay, dodges him, then tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Sydal then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA again! The fans fire up and Sydal runs up again. Tilt-o-whirl ARM-DRAG! Quen runs in, but into an arm-drag! Then Daniels gets in to arm-drag Quen! Zay arm-drags Daniels, but Sydla arm-drags Zay! The teams regroup and the fans cheer but the ref wants everyone to calm down. Quen and Daniels back off, but then Sydal and Zay tag them in.

The fans cheer as Daniels and Quen circle now. Quen is annoyed by how many are cheering for Daniels and not him. Quen and Daniels then tie up, Quen headlocks, but Daniels throws body shots. Daniels powers out, Quen rolls over the dropdown and starts up the “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant. Daniels smirks, runs up, but Quen trips him up! Quen speeds up, steps over Daniels, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Daniels is annoyed but he runs up. Quen bypasses but Daniels steps on him now! Daniels says “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” but then wags his fingers. He does the Curry Man Dance! The fans cheer but Quen runs up, into a hip toss!

Tag to Sydal, he and Daniels mug Quen, then Sydal whips Quen into a corner for the GAMANGIRI! Daniels feeds Quen to the ROUNDHOUSE then adds an STO! Sydal gets the fans fired up for the STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Sydal taunts Quen, brings him up, and KCIKS a leg! Tag to Daniels, he and Sydal double wrench Quen to bring him to his knees. Sydal KICKS and Daniels BLINDSIDE LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Quen stays in this and Collision goes picture in picture.

Daniels is annoyed but he brings Quen up to headlock. Quen powers out, drops down, and Zay gets a cheap shot in! Zay gets away from Daniels, and Quen DROPKICKS Daniels down! Daniels ends up on the apron, Zay tags in so he can jump in, springboard and STUNNER Daniels off the apron! Daniels staggers around, Zay distracts the ref so Quen can CLOBBER Daniels! Zay goes out to shine Daniels’ head, then put him in the ring. Zay stomps Daniels, then puts him in a corner. Zay stomps a mudhole now, then tags Quen. Private Party says “STOMPS! STOMPS! STOMPS!” but they stop as the ref counts.

Quen kick steps and rolls back to taunt Sydal, then goes back for Daniels. Quen UPPERCUTS Daniels, puts him in the corner, and digs his boot in. The ref counts, Quen lets off at 4, but Zay CHOKES Daniels behind the ref’s back! Sydal protests but that only lets Zay do more! Zay lets off in time, then tags in. Private Party whip Daniels to atomic drop and ENZIGIRI! Quen then sweeps Daniels’ legs and Zay adds the HIP DROP, into a CAMEL CLUTCH! Quen runs to LEAP FROG STOMP, and then Zay BLASTS Sydal off the apron! Sydal is furious and the ref reprimands Private Party, but they just soak up the heat.

Zay brings Daniels up but Daniels throws body shots and forearms! Daniels runs but Zay LARIATS him down! Zay stays between Daniels and his corner, then he brings Daniels up to snapmare and chinlock. Zay grinds Daniels down, Daniels endures, and Collision returns to single picture. Sydal coaches Daniels as he fights up, and Daniels throws body shots. Zay CLUBS away on Daniels, shines the bald head, then kicks low. But Daniels stops the Twist of Fate! Zay comes back, into a FLATLINER! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Zay and Daniels crawl, hot tags to Quen and Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Quen!

Sydal JUMP KICKS Quen, ROUNDHOUSES him, then JUMP KICKS Zay! Sydal KICKS Quen, KICKS Zay, repeat! The fans fire up, Sydal dodges Private Party and DOUBLE RANAS! Then QUESTION MARK KICK for Zay! Quen swings but Sydal gets under to wrench and lift, AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO! Quen is still in this and Sydal grows frustrated. Sydal basement dropkicks Zay into buckles, then he runs corner to corner at Quen. Quen dodges and the splash hits buckles! Zay runs in, but Sydal BOOTS! Sydal runs up but Kassidy ducks, Quen BOOTS Sydal! Quen reels Sydal in, Kassidy goes up, but SWANTON NECKBREAKER COMBO! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up and Quen can’t believe it! Quen calls to Zay, they get Sydal up to mug him. Private Party double whip, Sydal KICKS Quen then HEEL KICKS Zay, and a ROUNDHOUSE to Quen! Tag to Daniels and he JABS away on Private Party. Quen kicks low, Private Party double whip, but Daniels ducks the lariats! Sydal & Daniels LARIAT Private Party! The fans fire up as Sydal goes up and Daniels brings Quen around. Daniels underhooks but Kassidy saves Quen! Quen back drops free! Sydal leaps over Quen to METEORA Zay! Daniels is back up, but Quen dodges to Michael Jackson “HEE HEE~,” only for Daniels to dodge the Pele!

Daniels reels Quen in for ANGEL’S WINGS!! Cover, but wait, who’s storming down the ramp? It’s TRIPLE J! Jeff Jarrett and Sonjay Dutt distract the ref, while Jay Lethal gets in to give Daniels a LETHAL COMBINATION! Lethal drags Quen onto Daneils and now the ref sees the cover, Private Party wins!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Quen & Zay get an assist from their future tag partners in Revolution’s 12 Man Tag! Sonjay does his best to dance to the music, but will this dirty half dozen find a way to beat all the Six Man Champions tomorrow night?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Cassandra Golden!

Serena Deeb may be undefeated in her return, but so has La Mera Mera! The former AEW Women’s World Champion wants to get some gold again, will she make it 5-0 in 2024? Or will this Collision be Golden?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally as the two tie up and ago around. Golden shoves Rosa away, but Rosa shrugs that off. Golden runs in but Rosa gets her in a facelock! Rosa throws knees into Golden, but Golden powers up to throw Rosa away! Golden runs up, Rosa dodges the boot to BOOT Golden! Rosa eggs Golden on, then CHOPS her! And LARIATS her! Rosa fires up and the fans are with her! Rosa kicks Golden around, asks who is questioning her return, then bumps Golden off buckles. Rosa CHOPS, then CHOPS again! The fans fire up as Rosa stands Golden up and CHOPS again! Rosa then brings Golden around, fireman’s carries, but Golden fights free!

Golden ROCKS Rosa and Rosa staggers to a corner. Golden runs in, but Rosa dodges to SHOTGUN Golden down! The fans fire up and Rosa runs corner to corner to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Rosa pushes Golden out of the corner, climbs up the corner, and she DOUBLE DIVING STOMPS! Golden writhes but Rosa still keeps on her! COBRA CLUTCH STRETCH! Golden taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

That’s a new twist to La Mera Mera’s arsenal! And she says it’s story time! “I’m still here, right? La Mera Mera hasn’t left. I know you wanna push me aside, but I won’t back down. Because it’s my time. And remember, get a little closer, because you’re gonna get burned!” Is nothing and no one going to stop Rosa from taking a title in 2024?

 

8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Hook & Daniel Garcia VS Christian Cage, Killswitch/Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong!

There are many titles on the line this Sunday, and the AEW International Championship and AEW TNT Championships are no exception! Freshly Squeezed will be facing the Savior of the Backbreaker while Captain Charisma will be facing the Dragonslayer, and let’s not forget the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil and Machine are both in the All-Star Scramble! Which quirky quartet captures some critical momentum just 24 hours away from Revolution?

The teams sort out and while Garcia is glaring at Christian, Christian of course backs down. Instead, we get Brian Cage and #JustTrent. They tie up, Cage shoves Trent to a corner but Trent dodges the clothesline. Trent CHOPS, Cage runs up but Trent dodges again to headlock. Cage powers up and powers out, then he runs Trent over! “Who betta than Cage, huh!?” Trent scrambles to his feet, talks it over with his corner, and tags in Garcia! Garcia dares Christian to step up but it’s Roddy who tags in instead. Roddy and Garcia circle but Roddy SPITS at Cassidy! Cassidy leaves that alone so Roddy and Garcia tie up.

Roddy and Garcia go around, Roddy wrenches through to wristlock. Garcia rolls, rolls and rolls to get free! The fans cheer as Garcia wags his finger. Garcia and Roddy feel things out, tie up, and Roddy wrenches to wrangle Garcia with another wristlock. Garcia fights up, but Roddy wrenches again. Garcia grabs at Roddy for a clinch, pushes him around and turns him, then slips to a headlock! The fans cheer this technical exchange as Roddy pries at the hold. Roddy pops out the back to headlock and hit the takeover. Garcia headscissors, Roddy moves around, and Roddy turns Garcia over. Roddy then ties the legs up, and he smacks Garcia on the head.

The fans boo but Roddy stares Garcia down. Garcia stands, they tie up, and go around. Garcia puts Roddy in a corner, the ref counts, and Garcia lets off slowly, to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP again! Garcia whips corner to corner, runs up and clotheslines, then brings Roddy in! Garcia lifts but Cage makes the save! So Garcia fires shots on Cage! Cage takes a swing but Garcia ducks, and Hook is there to ROCK Cage! They pinball Cage around, then Roddy runs in. Garcia sends Roddy into Cage, then UPPERCUTS Roddy! Garcia feeds Roddy to Hook’s SAYANAGI! The young studs fist bump and the fans cheer.

The ref wants someone to get in, so Killswitchasaurus and Captain Charisma step up! Cage also joins in, but then Cassidy & Trent back Hook and Garcia up! The fans fire up for the stare down, Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone cool off, but Christian still swipes at Garcia. Garcia kicks at Christian but this boils back down to just Garcia and Roddy. Roddy tags Cage back in, he circles with Garcia. They tie up, Cage RAMS Garcia into a corner! And again, and again! Cage then CHOPS Garcia while Prince Nana talks trash. Cage soaks up the heat, runs corner to corner, but Garcia BOOTS him! Cage tries again but Garcia dropkicks the legs out! Cage hits buckles, Garcia does his dance! Then Garcia BOOT WASHES Cage halfway out the ring! Garcia drags Cage up, UPPERCUTS him, then whips Cage to ropes. Cage reverses and Christian gets a cheap shot in!

Garcia swings on Christian but Christian scurries away, and then Cage CLOBBERS Garcia! Cage tags Roddy and Roddy drags Garcia up to CHOP him in a corner. And CHOP again! Roddy brings Garcia around, tags in Luchasaurus, and they mug Garcia. Luchasaurus scoops to SNAKE EYES Garcia, then runs to CLOBBER him! Luchasaurus stays between Garcia and his team, then drags Garcia up. Luchasaurus TOSSES Garcia to the corner, fires off body shots and an UPPERCUT, then tags in Christian. Now the Patriarch of AEW wants after Garcia, and he CHOKES Garcia against ropes as Collision goes to break!

Collision returns and Cage has Garcia in an open corner. Cage whips corner to corner, gets the Terminator drums started, then runs in. Cage blocks a boot to ROCK Garcia! Cage then scoops Garcia, but Garcia slips fere to shove him into the corner! Garcia climbs up on Cage and he rains down fists! The fans count along, but Cage shoves Garcia down at 6! Cage then drags Garcia up for the deadlift SUPERPLEX! Cage shouts, “Who betta than Cage?!” Fans boo but Cage tags Roddy. Roddy deadlifts Garcia for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy stomps Garcia, tags Christian, and they stomp Garcia together while fans boo.

Christian keeps Garcia from his team, puts him back int he corner and CHOPS! Tag back to Roddy, he CHOPS Garcia! Roddy CHOPS again, then tags Cage. The stomping resumes, and then Cage drags Garcia up. Cage RAMS Garcia into the corner, RAMS him again, then soaks up the heat. But Garcia fires off hands on the rest! Luchasaurus grabs Garcia by the neck, but Garcia HOTSHOTS the arm! Fans fire up, Cage runs in, but Garcia leaps at him! Cage picks Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia DDT COUNTERS! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Hot tag to Roddy and he hurries, but hot tag to Trent!

Trent rallies on Roddy as revenge for what The Undisputed Kingdom has been up to! Roddy swings, Trent dodges to METEORA! Christian gets in, but he gets a GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent holds on, GERMAN SUPLEX again! Then the HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up as Trent dodges Roddy and gives him a TORNADO DDT! Trent builds speed and he DIVES, into Luchasaurus’ hands! APRON CHOKE SLAM! Trent flops back down and Luchasaurus snarls. Roddy and Christian regroup with the team as Luchasaurus puts Trent in. Roddy stomps Trent, then digs his boot in. Trent goes to the apron but Roddy uses that to ROPE GUILLOTINE!

The fans boo and Trent flounders, but Collision again goes picture in picture.

Trent sputters, but Cage stomps him on the apron! The ref is too busy with Trent’s team as they protest so Cage gets away with that. Luchasaurus then CHOPS Trent in a corner! And ROCKS him! And stomps him! Luchasaurus drags Trent up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Trent tumbles up and out to the floor! Luchasaurus roars, Trent sputters, and the ref is busy with Cassidy so Christian gets a cheap shot in! Roddy wants one but the ref is paying attention to them by then. Luchasaurus fetches Trent into the ring, then keeps him from his corner with a chinlock. Luchasaurus CLUBS away on Trent’s chest!

Luchasaurus drags Trent up, tags in Christian, and The Patriarchy mugs Trent. Christian snapmares Trent and then claws at Trents’ face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off to stare Garcia down, but Garcia almost gets a shot in! Christian taunts Garcia, brings Trent up, but Trent throws a forearm! Christian ROCKS Trent in return, then clamps on a SLEEPER! Trent sputters and Collision returns to single picture as the fans rally up. Trent fights as Christian squeezes tight, and Trent throws body shots! The fans fire up as Trent runs, but into a kick! Then a REVERSE DDT! Fans boo but Christian goes up a corner. Christian DIVING HEADBTT FLOPS as Trent moves!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Trent and Christian crawl, their teams reach out, hot tag to Roddy, and he CLOBBERS Trent to deny Cassidy! The fans boo as Roddy mocks the hands up and hands into pockets. Trent crawls while Roddy gives him the “devastating” kicks a la Cassidy. The fans boo as Roddy stomps Trent, then hauls him up and around, for a BOSTON CRAB! But Trent rolls right through to BOOT Roddy away! Hot tags to Cage and Cassidy! Cassidy ducks Cage to bump him off buckles! He does the same to Christian! Then another for Cage! Cassidy climbs to CROSSBODY Christian!

Cassidy SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to stop the DDT! But then STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy, goes back in and tilt-o-whirl DDTS Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Roddy shouts at Cassidy, “You want some?!” But it’s Luchasaurus who grabs Cassidy! And Garcia! But they break free, dodge Luchasaurus, and ORANGE PUNCH! SHINING WIZARD! Roddy gives Cassidy a SICK KICK! But Garcia CHOPS and SLAPS Roddy over and over! Then SAIDO! Christian SPEARS Garcia! But Hook clinches, EL CAMINO! The fans fire up but Cage aims at Hook!

Hook swings on Cage, but into a FULL NELSON SLAM!! Cassidy runs in, but into an F5!! Cover, Garcia AND Hook break it! The fans fire up, Luchasaurus reaches out to tag in off Cage. Hook is still after Cage, Garcia joins in, but Luchasaurus grabs Cassidy. Trent goes after Luchasaurus and now Best Friends mug him! Roddy gets up, Cassidy BLASTS him off the apron! Cassidy DIVES, but into END OF HEARTACHE!! Cage powers out, but Hook & Garcia dodge to DOUBLE LARIAT him and themselves out of the ring! Trent is on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER BACKPACK, and he’s bringing the dinosaur to his knees!

The fans fire up but Luchasaurus pries at the hold. Luchasaurus has a second wind and he THROWS Trent away! Roddy’s got Cassidy down in the Strong Hold!! Trent stagger sup, into the JURASSIC HEADBUTT! Luchasaurus snarls, dares Trent to get up, and then choke grips, for the JURASSIC CHOKE- VICTORY ROLL!! TWO!!! Luchasaurus escapes, Trent SUPERKICKS him! Luchasaurus stays up, so Trent SUPERKICKS again! Luchasaurus flounders, Trent aims from the corner, but Christian runs up! Trent DECKS Christian, but Nick Wayne CLUBS Trent! EXTINCTION LARIAT!! Cover, Patriarchy and friends win!

Winners: Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong, by pinfall

All the extra help on the outside steered things in their direction, and now the TNT Champion has momentum going into Revolution! Taven & Bennett then show up so they can help Roddy mug Cassidy! The Undisputed Kingdom vows Cassidy won’t even make it to tomorrow night! Cage and Hook brawl, Luchasaurus & Christian mug Trent! Cage whips Hook hard into railing! Luchasaurus & Nick get chairs for Papa Christian and Matthew Menard shouts from commentary! Daddy Magic storms in, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Then Luchasaurus gives Menard the FULL METAL CHOKE SLAM!!

Menard writhes as the chair is bent from his body hitting it! Hook baits Cage in and sends him into steps! Christian is still after Garcia, but Hook leaps to LARIAT Cage down! The Undisputed Kingdom has let off of Cassidy, but Garcia turns things around on Christian! Garcia CLUBS away on Christian and chases him up the ramp! Then he sends Christian into the LED screen! It is still chaos up and down and all around ringside, but will Christian survive Red Death to still be TNT Champion? Does Cassidy stand a chance of retaining the International Championship when he can barely stand on his own two feet? All this and more will be answered tomorrow night at Revolution!


My Thoughts:

A great Collision here, especially as the go-home to Revolution. I like the move of Mark attacking Buddy to “cancel a match,” and then Mark became a one man wrecking crew to really escalate things between him and The House of Black. I’m thinking if Mark doesn’t get allies to help him, then he should have some sort of three match series with The House. Mark will face each member 1v1, from Buddy to Brody to Malakai, and who knows how that goes, but Mark beating Malakai would be a good blowoff that also gets Mark towards a title story for the Summer. And really good promos from Swerve and Hangman to top off things for Revolution, with Hangman having a rather manic and desperate take on being a Face turning Heel. That’s a much more realistic turn in his character rather than the usual “I’m just a bad guy now” kind of stuff.

Really good segment from Wardlow, Jericho and Hobbs. While it’s not really good that Tony Khan books his people into these positions where their characters are always going, “It’s about time I get to do something in this company!” at least Wardlow is making the most of it with how passionate that promo was. And then while Jericho maybe goes one line too long for his part, at least Hobbs just beats Jericho down to make his point. Go-home math probably doesn’t work here, Jericho isn’t suddenly going to win out just because of this. I am still going with Wardlow as first pick, Hobbs as second.

Speaking of the Scramble, great Triple Threat, and a great win for Dante. I did not expect that, I really thought it was gonna be Penta, but Dante is another great high-flyer to get in on a rather bulky field. Great win for Mariah May, though I don’t think her matches have really gone long enough to showcase everything she can do. But it was also a great segue for Storm and Deonna to have their final face to face. Deonna stands tall because she puts the hurt on Mariah, that makes me think Storm retains and we slowly turn the corner to where Mariah gets fed up with Storm not caring about her at all, despite taking all these hits for her.

Great win for Thunder Rosa, and her little mini-promo after was really good, too. Again, feels like a case parallel to Wardlow about being a little annoyed at having to wait for stuff. Rosa did show up during the hype towards Collision’s debut, but then was not on a single Collision for months. Good promo from Deeb, too, and I want to say her saying “Final Boss” is some plug for Mercedes Mone to show up and be “THE Boss,” what with Big Business in Boston happening in a couple weeks. And apparently we’re not getting a TBS Championship or even a contender’s match. However, perhaps Willow & Kris VS Julia & Skye establishes someone as a #1 contender through the rankings to build towards the next PPV.

Really good stuff out of Bang Bang Scissor Gang, including their use of dysfunction within the group. They still win out because sadly, The Dark Order’s resurgence was only on ROH and then they got brought back to AEW just to eat losses. But with this being the second week in a row Caster can’t get a rap out, something is about to fall apart between the BBSG, whether we want it to or not. Meanwhile, Triple J helps Private Party win, maybe Jeff Jarrett wants to try and make a super group of his own. And apparently Lethal is onboard, because last we saw they were still arguing, so maybe Revolution swaps a super group we want for one that doesn’t make sense.

And great 8 Man Tag main event with a lot of stories plugged at once. The Heels winning made sense, and Trent taking the loss while Luchasaurus gets the win also makes sense. The math isn’t really affected by that necessarily, because then the chaotic brawl happens and we get varied results. Cassidy was beat down, so I’d think he beats Roddy. Meanwhile, Garcia threw Christian down before cameras cut away, so I guess that means Christian finds a way to win. Which makes sense, we just saw how Christian has three minions and Garcia only has Daddy Magic watching his back. That is, if Edge doesn’t show up to help Garcia.

Adam Copeland costing Christian the title rather than taking it himself would be good stuff for their feud, which doesn’t even really need the title. Edge VS Christian, The Final Chapter, just needs Luchasaurus to man up and turn on Christian and weaken the Patriarchy.

My Score: 8.8/10


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