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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/19/21)

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Will AEW Dynamite have another SUPERKICK PARTAAAY~?!

The Young Bucks defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships, right as the ENTIRE Double or Nothing 2021 match card is revealed!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Christian Cage VS Matt Sydal; Christian wins.
  • The Acclaimed VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston; Moxley & Kingston win.
  • Hikaru Shida VS Rebel w/ Britt Baker; Shida wins.
  • NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Red Velvet; Deeb wins and retains the title.
  • Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Austin Gunn w/ Cody Rhodes & Arn Anderson; Ogogo wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Varsity Blonds w/ Julia Hart; The Young Bucks win and retain the titles.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage VS Matt Sydal!

Captain Charisma was hoping to take on another member of Team Taz, but the third eye saw the open match contract first! Will Sydal show he can do what Team Taz can’t and outwork Christian?

The bell rings, Christian and Sydal circle and fans fire up already. These two tie up, go around, and Christian gets a headlock. Sydal fights up, powers out, but Christian runs him over! Cover, ONE, and fans fire up again. Christian and Sydal circle, tie up, and Sydal gets a leg. Christian counters with another headlock, and holds on as Sydal tries to power out. Sydal fights up, pries the hold, but Christian wraps it on tight. Sydal pops out the back, headlocks in return and hits a takeover! Christian’s shoulders are down, ONE as he gets back up. Sydal shifts to hammerlock then snapmare to a cover, TWO! Sydal stares Christian down as fans keep on cheering.

Sydal and Christian reset, tie up again, and Sydal powers Christian to a corner. Christian turns it around, they let off as the ref counts, and Christian ROCKS Sydal with a right hand! Sydal RANAS back! Sydal mule kicks, springboards but Christian trips him up! Sydal tumbles out, Christian builds speed and WRECKS Sydal with a dropkick! Fans fire up more as Sydal hits railing! Christian gets Sydal back in, covers, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Christian brings Sydal back up. Christian scoops for a BACKBREAKER, then covers, TWO! Christian clamps onto Sydal with a chinlock and digs a knee in. Christian bends Sydal back but Sydal endures.

Fans rally, Sydal fights up, and he throws elbows to get free. Christian ROCKS Sydal with another right, then he goes up and hits a FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Christian clamps onto Sydal again, pushes him down and drops a headbutt! Sydal writhes as Christian looms over him. Christian gets Sydal up, scoops again, and hits another BACKBREAKER! Christian drags Sydal and stands on his back, then stomps it! Sydal crawls to ropes, Christian brings him up, and Sydal throws body shots! Christian CLUBS Sydal, brings him back up and around to scoop, but Sydal turns backbreaker into RANA! HEEL KICK! Sydal goes to the apron while Christian is down!

Sydal hurries to a corner, climbs up top, but Christian elbows him first! Christian climbs up to join Sydal, brings him up, but Sydal resists and hits back! Sydal ROCKS Christian and he staggers away, to get a METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives and both men are down. Fans rally up, Christian and Sydal stand, and Sydal fires off kicks! Sydal KICKS a leg out, but Christian ducks the buzzsaw, only to get a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Christian survives and fans cheer on “Both These Guys!” Christian hits low, whips, but Sydal dodges and runs to WHEEL KICK! Christian ends up in a corner, Sydal hits a BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, TWO!!

Fans are even more fired up as Sydal CLUBS Christian. Christian clamps onto the dragon sleeper for a BACKBREAKER! Christian waits for Sydal to get up, and looks to go Rated R! But Sydal jumps the Spear to sunset flip, TWO!!! Christian narrowly escapes, but Sydal has the GROUNDED COBRA CLUTCH! “This is Awesome!” and Christian gets a ropebreak! Sydal lets him go, Christian goes to the apron, and Christian ducks the roundhouse to HOTSHOT! Christian climbs, for a CROSSBODY, but it FLOPS! Sydal moonsaults, Christian moves, SPEAR!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fans continue to cheer “Both These Guys!” as they keep this going!

Both men slowly rise, Sydal KNEES Christian right back down! Sydal picks a leg, and STANDING MARIPOSAS onto knees! KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall

Christian looks to the Peeps, and they cheer as he has his third win in a row! Both men hug to show respect, and Taz goes off on commentary that Christian will pay! Christian dares Taz to do something about it, but here comes Ricky Starks! Starks has a mic and says CC has to cool it now. Taz is his own man, and so is Starks. Regardless of what anyone has heard or seen, he is Absolute Ricky Starks! He’s stuck on the sidelines like these flunkies, but between him and Christian, there’s business to handle! So Starks calls to the rest of the team! Hook sneaks up from behind to get Sydal for an EXPLODER! And Christian gets mugged by Will Hobbs and Brian Cage!

Hook goes after Sydal on the outside, but here comes Hangman Page! He has Starks hold his beer and goes into the ring to fire off on Cage! And Hobbs! Cage waistlocks, Hangman backs him into a corner, then dodges to let Hobbs SPLASH Cage! Hangman DECKS Hobbs, but Cage ROCKS Hangman! Cage whips Hangman out, but Hangman slingshots in! But Cage catches the Buckshot to a fireman’s carry! Cage spins for the F5, but Hangman lands on his feet! Hangman throws hands, but Hook slithers in to CHOP BLOCK Hangman’s leg! Cage gets Page back up, for a POWERBOMB! Starks smiles and Taz cheers as the team stands tall! Will Christian and Hangman be unable to stop the Pate of Rage?

 

The Varsity Blonds speak.

“It’s funny that the Young Bucks would mention my late father, Brian Pillman, because most would be led to believe that’s what got me into the professional wrestling business.” Brian Pillman Junior tells us that could not be further from the truth! That man was the reason he stayed AWAY from wrestling for so long! Growing up, all he ever knew was the dark side of the ring, until he met the Young Bucks. A couple of good guys, family men, who showed BPJ that this could be down the right way, that he could succeed and fulfill his destiny. The Bucks are why the Blonds are here.

Griff Garrison says that in September of 2018, he was at a local show and was asked to run the Bucks’ merchandise table. He was so overcome with joy just to be around those guys. Fast forward a couple years, Griff is in AEW and realizes those aren’t the same guys. What the Bucks need is a reality check. And that will be in the form of the Varsity Blonds winning those AEW World Tag Team Championships! BPJ says it is such a shame that the Bucks had to go back to their old ways. We’ve heard that story, seen that movie before. But what you haven’t seen before is the story of BPJ, Griff Garrison, and the former national champion, Julia Hart, and they will not stop until the achieve their destinies! Will Bulletproof and the Ivy League MVP make sure the Bucks stop here?

 

Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston speak.

“We gotta be making some kind of a dent in this tag team division.” They’ve already been on Dark, Elevation and Dynamite against The Acclaimed. Are those boys any good? Kingston knows one’s a rapper. Really? Yeah, and the other is his friend. Oh, fantastic. Then they’ll do to The Acclaimed what they’ve to every other team so far! Wait, is that inviting them to a Superkick Party? Kingston isn’t even sure what that is, since neither of them throws a good superkick. Do they have to throw such kicks to go to such parties? Well, that’s not where they’re going anyway. This is not that. Tony Khan’s all about analytics, numbers. They gotta beef up the record, so they’re gonna beat the brakes off these boys!

 

The Acclaimed also speak.

“Yo, yo! Listen!” Anthony Bowens says they are pissed! Eddie Kingston from the bodega? Lunatic Cringe, Jon Moxley? They’re invading The Acclaimed’s space, they’re invading The Acclaimed’s tag division! Bowens isn’t sure if they’re dizzy from ramming trucks into trailers, but The Acclaimed are ranked higher! If Mox & Kingston want a shot at the tag titles, they have to go through The Acclaimed! And they won’t, because The Acclaimed will stomp their asses out! “And that right there is a mic drop! Boom!”

 

The Acclaimed VS Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston!

Max Caster & Anthony Bowens debuted an all new track and music video, All Talk, on last night’s Dark to diss the Maniac and the Mad King. And now, Platinum Max has a new rap to diss them directly! “Acclaimed is the Paradigm Shift. These two guys exchanged Valentine’s gifts. Yo, Eddie, why you dressed like it’s ’04? You look like a box o’ New Ports! And Mox, you’re outta your element. I’mma knock you out with this mic like Omega did! Call your girl, she’s all in mah mentions! Trying to hit me up for some oral sessions.” What? He meant the podcast! The Acclaimed have arrived, but will Moxley & Kingston prove The Acclaimed are the ones that are all talk?

Speaking of, the second Bowens gets in, Moxley DECKS him! Kingston dares Cater to do something then fires off hands! The bell rings to get this on record, Moxley drags Bowens out to RAM him into railing, Kingston CHOPS Caster and snapmares to KICK him! Kingston fish hooks Caster’s face and puts him in a corner. The ref counts, Kingston lets off to whip Caster to the other corner. Tag to Mox, they double whip Caster to double shoulder tackle! Moxley paces around Caster, has him in a corner and stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Moxley lets off but gets away with mule kicks. The ref reprimands, Mox stops and smirks as fans fire up.

Moxley drags Caster up, bumps him off buckles and tags Kingston in. They mug Caster, Moxley whips Kingston in for a knee! Moxley clotheslines Caster, then feeds him to Kingston’s STO! Kingston rains down rights while daring Caster to talk crap. Kingston BITES Caster’s ear! Fans fire up for Kingston as he drags Caster up and reels him in for a suplex. Kingston does his best to hold Caster up, but lets him drop at 7! Fans fire up more as Kingston claws Caster’s face! Tag to Moxley, he drags Caster up to put in a corner and CHOPS him! And CHOP! Caster wants to get away but can’t as Moxley pushes him into the corner. Moxley winds up, Caster blocks, so Mox CHOPS him on the back!

Moxley drags Caster around, tags Kingston back in and Kingston pokes Caster in the eye! Kingston claws Caster’s face again, Bowens protests but Kingston throws headbutts on Caster. Fans fire up as Kingston stalks Caster, whips him corner to corner, and runs in, but only gets buckles! Kingston elbows Caster away, then boots him! Kingston hops up but Caster throws a throat chop and a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Kingston clutches his leg and Caster drags him over as AEW goes picture in picture.

Bowens tags in, he stomps away on Kingston’s leg, then has him against ropes to choke and throw hands! The ref reprimands, Bowens stops to stomp Kingston, then drags Kingston up for a CHOP of his own! Kingston hobbles to a corner, Bowens CHOPS him again, but Kingston tries to claw him back. Bowens throws forearms, goes after the bad leg but the ref counts. Kingston swings but falls over, Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens drags Kingston away, tags Cater back in and Caster stomps Kingston. Caster taunts Mox, hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW on Kingston, then stomps him more. Caster rains down fists, the ref reprimands but Caster lets off.

Caster chokes Kingston on ropes, the ref counts but Caster lets off at 4. Bowens tags in, The Acclaimed mugs Kingston, and Bowens CHOPS! Kingston CHOPS Bowens back! Bowens CHOPS again, Kingston CHOPS back! Bowens sucker punches Moxley then gets around Kingston to kick his bad leg! Kingston is in a corner, Bowens runs in and blocks the boot! Bowens CLUBS the leg, JAMS it, then hits a DRAGON SCREW of his own! Kingston is down as AEW returns to single picture. Caster soaks up the heat and Bowens ties up the legs into an Inverted Cloverleaf, aka The Price of Fame! Moxley gets in and stomps Bowens!

The ref reprimands Moxley but Kingston is free. Caster stomps Kingston while the ref is busy with Moxley, but he barely gets away with it. Kingston hits back, Bowens clubs him down and tags in Caster. Caster climbs Bowens brings Kingston around, but no Acclaim to Fame as Kingston sends Bowens into Caster! All three men are down and the fans rally up! Kingston crawls, reaches, hot tag to Moxley! Moxley DOUBLE LARIATS The Acclaimed! Moxley throws out Bowens but Caster fires off hands. Moxley gives them all back! Moxley whips, Caster reverses but Mox KICKS and REBOUND GERMANS! Moxley keeps moving to LARIAT!

Moxley gets Caster up, PILEDRIVER a la Suzuki-san! Bowens swings but into a SLEEPER! Moxley drops Bowens to the floor! Fans fire up as Moxley aims at Caster. BANG, and Moxley drags Caster to a corner. Moxley gets Caster up, but Bowens throws hands! Bowens tags in, Caster sets Moxley up and climbs, to SUPERPLEX! Bowens climbs as Caster gets Mox back up, CROSSBODY SUPLEX COMBO! Cover, Kingston breaks it! Fans are thunderous as Caster drags Kingston out but Kingston RAMS Caster into railing! Kingston hobbles back to his corner, Bowens is after Moxley but Moxley kicks first! Bowens breaks free, fires off strikes, but wrenches into a SLEEPER!

Kingston tags in, Bowens is fed to the half nelson. Caster trips Moxley up and RAMS him into railing! Bowens elbows Kingston hard, Caster tosses the chain! Bowens wraps up his fist, Caster crawls, but the ref sees the chain! Caster has the boombox, but Moxley takes it away to SMASH HIT Caster! Bowens swings into Kingston’s ENZIGURI! Tag to Moxley, they get Bowens back up, WHEELBARROW PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley & Kingston win!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston, by pinfall

The wild ones just took out the NUMBER THREE team in the AEW Tag Division! Will they be poised to face The Young Bucks at Double or Nothing for the titles? That is, if the Bucks are still golden by then?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.

Alex Marvez apologizes for interrupting as Dean Malenko checks out Jericho’s injured arm, but we need a scoop: Is the Inner Circle accepting the challenge for Stadium Stampede 2? Well, Jericho appreciates Marvez’s initiative, but he’ll have to wait just like everyone else. They will say later on, but Marvez should get going. Don’t want to make the Man of 1000 Holds angry. Marvez goes and Malenko reminds Jericho he had four more than him. Yeah but Jericho’s forgotten them. What will The Inner Circle have to say to The Pinnacle’s high stakes challenge?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page in the ring.

The Face of the Revolution and All Ego have been making quite the impact both before and during Darby Allin’s TNT Champion. Scorpio says that when he was a child, Sting was everything he loved about pro-wrestling. Sting was everything good about the business! And just like all the other Stingers, Scorpio wanted to be just like him. “And then something happened: time. I don’t have to tell you, because you already know. You are not the same man you used to be,” Sting. And Scorpio isn’t a kid. He is a grown man warning Sting to step aside or be put down!

Ethan adds that he can finish this so Schiavone can go. Scorpio has already proven he can put Sting down when he put on that heel hook and made him miss a week! And on that same week he missed, Ethan threw Darby down stone steps! And then what happened after that? Darby lost his title! They can’t take full credit, because Miro is going to be one hell of a TNT Champion. But Darby, just know it was a little bit Ethan’s fault! Ethan knows how much that title means to Darby, calling it his “lifeblood!” That it means the world to him! So Ethan is going to take all of that away from Darby! Ethan is a man of his word, and he promises to be the nail in Darby’s coffin!

But the lights go out, and when they come back up, there’s the snow, the crow, and STIIIIIING~! The Icon stares down the bullies, goes right to the ring, and Darby appears from behind! Darby uses his skateboard to SMACK Scorpio, JAM Ethan, and Sting joins in with fists and stomps! Fans are thunderous as Sting hits Scorpio with a corner clothesline! Darby and Ethan scrap while Sting bumps Scorpio off buckles, and uses the skateboard to SMACK Scorpio in the ribs! Darby tackles Ethan back down to fire off more hands! Sting and Darby loom over Scorpio, and then here comes the Scorpion Deathlock! Darby CLOBBERS Ethan with his skateboard!

Scorpio endures the hold, taps out, but there won’t be anything that stops this! Darby glares at Ethan and plays defense until Sting is satisfied! Sting lets Scorpio go so he can retreat with Ethan! This is not over, because the Dark Order comes out to block the tunnels! Ethan and Scorpio run away through the crowd, but when will Darby and Sting look to break the Face of the Revolution and deflate Ethan’s ego?

 

The Pinnacle sits down for a fancy dinner.

Wardlow tells the waiter to leave the bottle, and then just chugs wine right from it! He wants another! MJF says Jericho is so funny and witty. Has anyone ever told him that? With his third grade humor, it is so great! Hahaha, Pineapple, not Pinnacle! MJF is My Jerkoff Friend! HAHAHA! Let’s just spray them with the Bubbly! So great, Chris, really. So good! MJF hopes that makes Jericho laugh and laugh and laugh. Because for the first time in Jericho’s career, he is dealing with a guy who always gets the last laugh.

Dax Harwood asks The Inner Circle if they think this is enjoyable for The Pinnacle. Do they think it’s fun to beat them up? No! The Pinnacle, the absolute best group in the world, should be chasing championships! They should be building a legacy! The foundation of what AEW is by being The Pinnacle, but they can’t because they’re dealing with The Inner Circle! It is embarrassing that Jericho is still making a mockery of the sport Dax’s family loves! Last year’s Stadium Stampede was a dog ‘n’ pony show! But this year, The Pinnacle is in control! It won’t be an SNL skit romcom comedy. This will be serious!

Speaking of serious, Shawn Spears wants a refill but the waiter is getting everyone else first, so he grabs the waiter to smoosh his face into a plate! Spears says he wants his drink already! Tully has Spears calm down, so he spares the waiter. Tully tosses the waiter a wad of cash and says that should cover it. MJF says if The Inner Circle decides to do Stadium Stampede 2, they need to understand it will be their last match. “Because when you’re in the Pinnacle, you’re always on top.” Will Jericho and his team take this warning into consideration when deciding on Double or Nothing?

 

Hikaru Shida VS Rebel w/ Britt Baker!

The AEW Women’s World Champion knows she’ll be facing The Doctor at Double or Nothing. But if somehow, by someway (probably nefariously and with help from Britt), Rebel were to win here tonight, could things drastically change before Memorial Day? Well, probably not, but they could! Will the Full Metal Warrior be ready for anything up Britt’s proverbial sleeves?

The bell rings and Shida circles with Rebel. Rebel shoves Shida and pretends her leg is still bad, but Shida stomps her down! Britt protests, the ref counts as they end up on ropes, and Shida lets off. Rebel does jumping jacks behind the ref’s back just to mock Shida! Shida shoves the ref aside, and Rebel kicks low! Rebel does a dance, Shida shoves her! Rebel swings, Shida blocks the punch to ROCK Rebel! Shida gets Rebel by her legs, and drops an elbow on one! And then another elbow! Britt coaches Rebel but Shida snatches the glove! Shida puts on the glove to send a message to Rebel, and she goes after Rebel’s arms! Britt gets the title belt!!

The ref sees Britt, she and Shida argue, but Rebel has her crutch! CRUTCH SHOT to Shida’s back! Rebel brings Shida up and around to suplex, for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this and Rebel kicks, but Shida blocks it! Shida KICKS the leg, and again! Then she hits a SIT-OUT SHINBREAKER! And then the STRETCH MUFFLER!! Rebel endures, Shida just pulls harder, and now she taps!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by submission

If Rebel didn’t need that crutch, she might now! But now Britt attacks Shida! The ref gets Britt to stop but Britt gets the belt! The ref is busy with Rebel as Britt lines up a shot, CURB STOMP to the belt! Britt picks the belt up from under Shida, and holds it over her! Will the AEW Women’s World Championship soon belong to Britt Baker, DMD?

 

AEW shares exclusive post-show footage from last week!

Kenny Omega uses his EVP authority to check in on Orange Cassidy in the trainer’s room. Best Friends and Kris Statlander stood in his way, and Don Callis asked they take it easy. Cassidy says it was alright, so his friends exited. Omega has the doc stay while they talk. “Rough night at the office, huh?” Omega asks if Cassidy even remembers what happened that night. Callis has the footage of what happened to Cassidy, specifically Cassidy taking that wicked powerbomb from Pac. Omega doesn’t want to rub salt in the wound, but he knows AEW values Cassidy’s talent. This isn’t just the champion speaking, but an EVP.

AEW needs Cassidy to be the mascot! Not so much the main-eventer challenging for the title. So to show that they care, the legal team drew up a little something just for this. Callis says that sometimes, a company has to protect the talent from themselves. Cassidy is a warrior, but someone has to be there to tell him to stop. So here’s the deal. A simple legal document that has Cassidy give up his right to challenge Omega at Double or Nothing because of injury, and then gets his dream match with Omega down the line. If Cassidy would, just sign on the dotted line so that- Cassidy tears the contract nice and slow! And then into more pieces.

Okay, okay, Cassidy isn’t right in the head. Omega wants to explain this to him. “Think about what happened with that powerbomb. What went wrong? Nothing. That’s just the level of talent in the upper echelon of AEW. That’s just the level of talent that lives at the top. And what’s gonna happen on a Pay-Per-View main event, if I pick you up onto my shoulders, and I drive you down with the One Winged Angel? I’m not gonna hold back. In fact, the damage that I do to you could be worse than that powerbomb ever could.” Omega could injure Cassidy, maybe end his career, or heck, even end his life. And no one wants that.

So Callis has a back-up copy for Cassidy. They don’t want him 10 years from now not even remembering his wife and kids’ names. So just listen. Don’t rip it, sleep on it, if he is able to sleep. Maybe just think it over. They say this because they care. Callis and Omega leave, but what will Cassidy’s response be seven days later?

 

The Inner Circle heads to the ring!

Jericho leads the way as he, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager are here to answer The Pinnacle’s challenge. Jericho soaks up the fans singing Judas for him before Ortiz speaks. “Everybody’s been asking. Everybody wants to know: What’s the Inner Circle gonna do about the Pinnacle?” Ortiz’s answer is, talk is cheap! He wants to FIGHT! Sammy cannot agree with him more. Pinnacle, Sammy said it before and he’ll say it now. So long as both groups are in the company, this won’t ever end! Sammy could jump off the top and hit a Shooting Star onto someone’s head, or he soaks them with Bubbly ever week, this won’t end until they have this match!

The Pinnacle calls themselves the best? They ain’t nothing more than a bunch of clowns! Especially last week, flopping around like dumbass fish in cheap-ass suits! Sammy’s answer is obvious! Hager says there is no choice! Since day one of Dynamite, the Inner Circle said they are the baddest! The consequences of not accepting are far worse! If they don’t, then they’re no better than The Pinnacle! Cowards and mediocre! And while The Pinnacle tries so hard to be The Inner Circle, Hager promises them, “The last thing we want is to be a bunch of schoolgirl bitches like you!”

Jericho finally speaks, and says all they have had great things to say. The Bubbly was great, too, right? It was all to get The Pinnacle’s attention, since they have their heads so far up each other’s asses, they can’t hear very well. But what Jericho heard loud and clear was the challenge for Stadium Stampede 2, and how the stipulation is, if The Inner Circle loses, they have to break up forever. Jericho wonders if it’s worth it. Was Blood & Guts worth it? The toll that it took on all ten men. The physical beatings, the parts of themselves they left behind that they’ll never get back. Buckets of blood, a pound of flesh, and pieces of their souls that will never come back. Was it worth it?!

No one will forget that night, especially Jericho. He’ll never be the same again because of MJF. “Max, you hurt me bad. And I’m not just talking the physical hurt. I’m not just talking the dislocated elbow, because eventually it will heal. Eventually, it will get better. What won’t get better, what won’t go away, is the mental image that I have of you throwing me off the top of the cage. The most terrifying moment of my life. Time stood still, I felt like I was falling for hours. And when I landed, my head almost hit the back of that stage, and if that would’ve happened, it would’ve been game over for Jericho! So was it worth it?!”

MJF scared Jericho’s family, children, and every single person who watched two weeks ago! Was it worth it?! Was it worth putting his body through it? Putting his family through it?! Was it?! The only answer Jericho has is when he thinks of the revenge he’ll get on MJF. YES, it was 1000% worth it! Jericho has the fire to knock MJF’s teeth down his throat, break his nose and punch him in the face over and over and over again! So if The Pinnacle wants an answer, whether The Inner Circle accepts, it is 1000% YES!! Fans fire up hearing that! “And if you beat us, if we can’t beat The Pinnacle… If we can’t beat the Pinnacle after all we’ve been through, we don’t deserve to be together anymore!”

But Jericho vows that won’t happen, because they told The Pinnacle before: “You’re going to have to kill us if you want to beat us, and we’re still alive!” Santana returns next week and he’ll show you he’s still alive! So at Stadium Stampede 2, HELL is coming for The Pinnacle! May 30th, Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle dances all over The Pinnacle’s faces, and pisses all over their graves! Will this next chapter in the war for dominance be its last?

 

Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill.

The hottest signee in AEW is still without a manager, has she made a decision? She is tired of repeating herself! She’s her own boss, she doesn’t- Mark Sterling shows up and wants to make sure Jade knows that he doesn’t want her to work for him! He doesn’t? No, he will work for her! The other managers in AEW, from Vickie Guerrero to Matt Hardy, they represent other women so that’d be a conflict of interest, and Taz named it all after himself! This is going to be Team Jade, and he will bring her brand to the top! Two weeks in a row, a stand-up with Schiavone? Where’s the sit-down with Good Ol’ JR?

Jade sees his point. What’s his name again? Mark Sterling. Well what he won’t do is come in here and interrupt her TV time. So what she needs to do is have him exit stage left, and maybe she’ll think on it. He does as asked and Jade asks who even is Mark Sterling. Will Mark be in the running? Or has Jade already made her decision?

 

NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Red Velvet!

The crossover returns! Serena Deeb, the world-traveled veteran, has brought this title back to AEW Dynamite! But will the Woman of 1000 Holds need all of them to take on this young, hungry, rising star?

The introductions are made, the NWA belt is raised, and we see how this crossover continues!

Deeb throws her shirt at Velvet before firing off hands! She ROCKS Velvet with EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Deeb brings Velvet around to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!! Velvet slowly gets up but Deeb reels her in to underhooks the arms. Velvet slips under, Deeb whips her but Velvet reverses. Things speed up, Deeb fakes out the hurdle to kick low! Deeb whips, Velvet holds ropes and KICKS her back! Velvet keeps moving but Deeb CLOBBERS her! Fans fire up as Velvet goes to a corner and Deeb is after her. Deeb EuroUppers hard again, and again! Velvet wobbles, Deeb stomps a mudhole, but Deeb lets off as the ref counts.

Deeb storms up but Velvet turns it around to fire off boxing body shots! Velvet returns those stomps, the ref counts but Velvet lets off. Velvet digs her boot in and does the split, then stirs it up! The ref counts again, Deeb gets the boot and puts it on ropes to KICK the leg! Deeb gets the other leg, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Both women are down and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture!

Deeb gets to the corner, gets up, and hobbles over to Velvet. Deeb gets Velvet up, gets the leg, and DRAGON SCREWS it again! Velvet writhes, Deeb looms over her, and pushes her around. Velvet pushes back, Deeb gets the leg for another DRAGON SCREW! Deeb is serious about showing why she’s champion as she paces around. Velvet hits back with body shots, but Deeb CLUBS her down! And stomps her! And even stomps a hand! Deeb drops an elbow on the leg, then mocks Flair before dropping another elbow! Deeb digs elbows into the knee, then shifts to a cover, TWO! Velvet hobbles up, Deeb gets her with another EuroUpper! And DECKS Velvet with another!

Velvet goes to ropes, Deeb has her legs for a GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Deeb soaks up the heat from Velvet’s fans, drags her back up, and wrenches to then hoist Velvet up onto the top rope. Deeb climbs but Velvet throws elbows to knock her away! AEW returns to single picture as Velvet adjusts and leaps for a CROSSBODY! Both women are down, fans fire up for Velvet and she rallies with lariats! The legs are like noodles but Velvet drop toeholds Deeb onto ropes! Velvet runs to DOUBLE KNEE Deeb down! Velvet manages a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Velvet staggers back up, puts Deeb in a corner and whips her corner to corner! Velvet runs but Deeb slips to the outside!

Deeb gets Velvet’s shoulder and has a facelock through ropes! Velvet fades from the grovit, but she denies the neckbreaker to shove Deeb down! Deeb has a rough landing, fans fire up for Velvet as she MOONSAULTS from the apron!! Direct hit and down goes Deeb! Velvet puts Deeb in, stalks Deeb and hits a SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Velvet is beside herself! Velvet has a hard time standing from the damage Deeb’s done to her legs, but she still hobbles after her. Velvet whips, Deeb reverses and reels her in, straitjacket, but Velvet slips free! Velvet runs, Deeb dodges and backslides, but Velvet rolls through!

Deeb kicks low, has the arms, but Velvet back drops free! Velvet sits on the cover, TWO!! Deeb narrowly escapes and Velvet can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous  as both women slowly rise. Velvet has Deeb, Deeb shoves her, Velvet gets Deeb for an URENAGE! Deeb is in a drop zone, Velvet climbs but the bad legs slow her down. Velvet is up top, for the MOONSAULT onto knees!! Deeb saves herself and reels Velvet in, for a POWERBOMB! High stack cover and it is deep, TWO!! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” but Deeb isn’t done with Velvet yet! Deeb hooks an arm, gets a leg, SERENITY NOW!!

Velvet endures, reaches for the ropes, crawls and claws, but Deeb drags her away! It’s a Half Crab now, and deep! Velvet shouts, “NO!” so Deeb shifts to figure four, but Velvet cradles! TWO!! Velvet KICKS a leg out, runs, but Deeb follows to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Deeb has the arm again, and the leg, to SMASH the knee over and over and over! SERENITY NOW!! Velvet taps, Deeb wins!!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission (still NWA Women’s World Champion)

One hell of a fight from Velvet, but she just didn’t have enough to take this title from Deeb! When and where will this title be defended again? And who will it be against?

 

PAC is furious backstage!

The Bastard is right outside The Elite’s private room as he demands Marvez and the cameraman stay. “Listen to me! I am sick and tired of getting robbed of opportunity in this company. You saw what they tried last week, didn’t ya? But they failed.” And now Pac has his match, and there’s nothing Kenny or Don or the Bucks or any of the elitists can do about it. So then, Pac asks Marvez: “At Double or Nothing, what fool bets against The Bastard now, huh? HUH!?” Whether Cassidy is still in it or not, will Pac make sure he and Omega pay for the powers at be holding him back?

 

Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Austin Gunn w/ Cody Rhodes & Arn Anderson!

Britain’s Olympic bronze medalist boxer quite literally threw the first punch, and added insult to injury by running down the United States. Cody vows to be the American Dream at Double or Nothing and make Ogogo eat his words, but will The Son of a Gunn get his shots in first?

The bell rings and Ogogo turns around into Austin’s SHOTGUN dropkick! Austin fires off hands, bumps Ogogo off buckles and throws hands over and over! QT Marshall sneers as Ogogo puts up his guard. Austin whips, Ogogo reverses, but Austin goes up and over. Things speed up, Austin jukes Ogogo to trip him up! And then he hits a THROWBACK! Ogogo staggers, Austin goes to hip toss but Ogogo blocks, to hit the BODY SHOT! That liver shot has taken down opponents in an instant, but Austin manages to survive! Cody and Arn coach Austin over to their side, but Ogogo waits on him to stand. Austin is on noodle legs, he gets ANOTHER BODY SHOT!

Ogogo grins but has some blood on his cheek. Ogogo just smiles as he looms over Austin, spitting up some blood of his own! The ref checks on Austin, and Austin tells him to let the match continue! Austin flounders up, his blood gets on Ogogo so Ogogo pushes him down. Ogogo sits Austin up, stands him up, and reels him in to POP-UP RIGHT HOOK!! Austin is OUT, Ogogo wins!

Winner: Anthony Ogogo, by referee stoppage

In other words, a knockout in the first! Cody checks on Austin, but Ogogo snatches his stars ‘n’ stripes! Cody sees that, Ogogo throws it back at him, and Cody catches it before it hits the ground. Arn takes the flag for Cody as he stares down Ogogo. Ogogo has The Factory backing him up, and they head out. Ogogo warns Cody to keep his hands up, but will Cody put Ogogo down?

 

Backstage interview with Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian.

They can’t be SoCal Uncensored or even The Addiction anymore, as they lost to The Young Bucks last week. An end of an era, but what about Daniels’ cryptic tweet from last week, simply saying, “That might be all?” What does the future hold for these two? Daniels has Marvez move aside so that he can shake hands with Kaz. Daniels says he loves Frankie, and whispers something else, before walking off camera. Kaz says he doesn’t have the words or the time to explain what Daniels has meant to him, both professionally and personally. “Whatever path CD chooses to take, he’s earned the right to take that path.”

As for Kaz, he knows exactly what path he is on. Kaz lost so much more than just a match last week. He lost a part of himself and it was taken from him. He isn’t just blaming Matt & Nick Jackson. Hell, the Bucks might lose the titles tonight! But Kaz is blaming Gallows & Anderson, Kenny Omega, and even Don Callis, Michael Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler. As far as Kaz is concerned, they’re all at fault! Kaz is going to hunt down every member of The Elite, make them learn about loss and know what it feels like to have their hearts ripped out of their chests! Kaz will have his recompense or die trying! Kaz is a bomb you can’t defuse and a gun you can’t unload. That is not a promise, that is not a threat, that is GOSPEL, according to Frankie Kazarian!

 

Sammy Guevara returns while AEW is picture in picture.

The Spanish God has his cue cards again to give another message. “Overconfidence precedes carelessness. When you’re The Pinnacle, you’re always overconfident! And last week, you were definitely careless. You made a challenge, you also made a mistake! Only the dead truly know the end of war. The Inner Circle is far from dead! This war is far from over! At Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle VS The Pinnacle, Stadium Stampede II! This time, there will be no surrender! We will not be defeated! We have homefield advantage! And some unfinished business. See you on the field, boys.”

 

Miro is here!

The NEW AEW TNT Champion, The Best Man, is back to address everyone properly after his win last week. “First and foremost, I want to thank Jesus Christ for protecting me. Also I want to thank Jesus Christ for giving me strength, power and more aggression than everybody else so I could destroy everybody!” That is Miro’s talent. But that isn’t Darby’s talent, is it? After he talked all that crap, Miro beat Darby up so bad, he took what Darby said could never be taken. And now everyone knows that it doesn’t matter if you’re the baddest man on earth, or the hottest thing in AEW, if you have what Miro wants, it’s done!

Miro says Darby disrespected him, but he forgives him as a reasonable man. All Darby has to do is go home, make another gritty student video, and- Fans chant, “We Want Darby!” but Miro says Darby’s right here. He holds up the TNT Championship and chuckles. Miro is champion now, and no one will stop him! That’s why, next week on Dynamite, someone’s getting an opportunity for MIRO’s TNT Championship, and he will make sure he destroys that someone over and over and over again! But here comes Lance Archer! Jake the Snake tries to keep the Murderhawk Monster from going to the ring, so Archer just tells Miro to “shut the hell up!”

Archer hears Miro talking about hurting people. Archer was the beast of All Elite while Miro was trying to have a day all to himself. Miro doesn’t even understand the history of that title! One year ago, Archer and Cody Rhodes stood in the ring and fought for the first-ever TNT Championship. Archer didn’t leave the winner then, but he’ll be damned if on May 30th, 2021, he doesn’t walk out the NEW TNT Champion. Miro, honestly, Archer is happy you won, because now they get to give the people the monster fight they haven’t seen since Godzilla VS King Kong. And from one big bad son of a bitch to another, Archer can’t wait until they beat the hell out of each other!

At Double or Nothing, in front of a sold out crowd, Archer vows to put Miro’s ass in the ground, hold that belt over his head, and make Miro into a Bulgarian bitch! Oh, wow, that hurts so much, Murderhawk. Miro’s never heard that before. But Miro finds it funny Archer is “the monster” but he has an old man holding him back. When Miro wanted the title, nothing held him back! But next time, Archer better pray to God Jake doesn’t get any closer than this! Because no amount of yoga is gonna save Jake’s life! As far as the Murderhawk goes, everybody dies, and that’s true! But Miro insists Archer goes first! What happens when Double or Nothing becomes the war of the monsters?!

 

BREAKING NEWS for Friday Night Dynamite!

Miro is right, there will be a challenger for his TNT Championship that night! Top Flight’s Angel Dorado, Dante Martin, steps up to The Best Man! But will Miro make Dante into a real angel just to make his point? And we’re getting a rematch from all the way back at All In, when Joey Janela and Hangman Page go 1v1! And for the tale of the tape, Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo will have an official live weigh-in! Then, Jade Cargill issues an open challenge! Who will step up to the storm that is #ThatBitch?

And, knowing full well that Double or Nothing could be their last night together, Chris Jericho and his team will hold “A Celebration of The Inner,” to look back at their already storied two years together. Plus, the Dark Order OG, Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, look to humble Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page 2v2, while Darby returns to in-ring action against the Beautiful Brazilian V8, Cezar Bononi! And before she faces Britt Baker with the title on the line, Hikaru Shida celebrates ONE FULL YEAR as AEW Women’s World Champion!

And as we saw, Orange Cassidy has a decision to make in regards to the AEW World Championship match! Will Freshly Squeezed still throw caution to the wind and be part of the Triple Threat of AEW’s “upper echelon?” Plus, information on the Casino Battle Royal and Buy-In matches, all at a special start time of 10 PM Eastern, still on TNT!

 

Speaking of Double or Nothing…!

Another match has just been added to the already stacked night! Sting & Darby Allin will take on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky in a tag team match! The first in-ring match for The Icon since coming to AEW, will he show All Ego & the Face of the Revolution that he is STILL that man they grew up admiring?

And the full Casino Battle Royal field is known! Jungle Boy, Matt Sydal, The Varsity Blonds, The Acclaimed, Penta El Zero M, Lee Johnson, Dustin Rhodes, Will Hobbs, The Factory’s QT Marshall and Nick Comoroto, The Dark Order’s Evil Uno, Colt Cabana and Preston Vance, the Hardy Family Office’s Private Party, Blade and Hardy himself, as well as Christian Cage and of course, a WILD CARD! Paul Wight will be joining commentary for this big match, but who comes out the ace headed for the AEW World Championship?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Varsity Blonds w/ Julia Hart!

Matt & Nick Jackson were highly respected by young wrestlers and tag teams, just like Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. But joining their old friends, going back to their old ways and becoming even worse than they used to be has lost them all of that respect and admiration. Will it lose them their titles at the same time? Or will they make Griff & BPJ look more like JV tonight?

As if to add insult to injury, Brandon Cutler scoops up the streamers so the wrestlers ringside don’t get to have them. Nick gives that headband that’s more a cross between a dead cockatiel and a Furby pelt to Michael Nakazawa to wear with his headset. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if the Bucks’ attitudes cost them the gold to close out Dynamite!

Nick and Griff start, and the two circle. They tie up, Griff shoves Nick down and flexes those Ivy League MVP muscles. They tie up again, Griff puts Nick in a corner but Nick avoids the clothesline. Things speed up, and Griff BOOTS Nick down! Matt tags in but Griff sends him into BPJ’s haymaker! Matt pinballs between the Blonds, Griff BOOTS him down, too! Tag to BPJ, BPJ runs to clotheslines and CHOP Nick! The Blonds send the Bucks at each other, the Bucks do-si-do, but into dropkicks! The Bucks bail out and the fans fire up with The Blonds! BPJ and Griff mock the Bucks’ pose and that pisses the Bucks off!

Nick gets in but trips on the ropes and falls on his face! Nick staggers up, BPJ clotheslines him back out! BPJ then watches as Nick throws a fit and kicks the railing, only to hurt his foot! Brandon massages Nick’s foot while Matt gets in, but BPJ hip tosses him! Then arm-drags! BPJ has the armlock and fans fire up as he shifts through to a wristlock! BPJ gets Matt up, wrenches, YANKS the arm, and tags Griff. Griff CLUBS the arm, wrenches  and whips, BPJ tags in, and Griff gets Matt up for BPJ to dropkick him down! Cover, TWO! BPJ keeps Matt down with a chinlock, shifts to a facelock and wrench, then YANKS the arm! Tag to Griff, he hops up and drops an elbow on the elbow!

Griff scoops Matt and SLAMS him! Tag to BPJ, and BPJ slingshot sentons but onto knees! Matt gets up to handspring and headscissor Griff, Nick runs in to dropkick Griff down! The fans boo but the Bucks soak up the heat. Matt kicks and whips BPJ out of the ring and onto the ramp! Tag to Nick, Nick climbs and Matt helps him go Old School, to then leap and DOUBLE STOMP BPJ! Then Nick LEAPS to take down Griff! Nick smiles as he and Matt regroup to strike their pose together. They drag BPJ up and Nick bulldog hotshots him down! The ref check son BPJ as he falls against steel stage! Nick dares BPJ to get up as AEW goes picture in picture.

Nick goes up the ropes as BPJ stands, and Nick jumps to drop ax handles! BPJ writhes on the ramp, Nick pretends to be the Macho Man, and he gets BPJ up and into the ring with a toss! Nick stomps BPJ, shows off the Nike Diors, tags in Matt and Matt stomps BPJ down. Matt clubs away, drops elbows, and brings BPJ back up. BPJ throws body shots and a CHOP! BPJ scoops but his back won’t let him finish! Matt CLUBS BPJ back down, drags him back up, and gets him to the top rope. Matt throws hands, positions BPJ just right, then climbs up to join him. BPJ fights back, sends Matt staggering, and leaps, but Matt avoids the crossbody! BPJ flops and Matt swaggers about.

Matt gets BPJ up, tags Nick in, and they combine for the slingshot leg drop BACKBREAKER! Cover, but Griff breaks it! Matt protests but then fakes the tag with Nick! Matt chokes BPJ on the ropes! The ref reprimands, Matt tags Nick back in, and Nick scrapes BPJ’s face on ropes! Nick puts BPJ in a corner to whip him corner to corner hard, and BPJ bounces off buckles to hit the mat! Matt mocks BPJ’s pain, Nick whips BPJ the other way and just as hard! BPJ again hits the mat, Nick double guns and then stomps BPJ. AEW returns to single picture as Nick gets BPJ up. Nick whips BPJ again, BPJ goes up and CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and fans fire up!

BPJ and Nick are both down, they both crawl, and they both hot tag! Matt runs in but Griff rallies on the Bucks! Elbows and clotheslines, a BIG back drop for Nick! Back body block to Nick, Ivy League level SPLASH on Matt! Griff whips Matt into Nick, then runs in to SPLASH them both! Griff keeps going, DOUBLE SPEAR!! The Bucks bail out and fans are thunderous as Griff FLIES!! Direct hit and the Bucks go down! The Blonds fire up with the fans and Griff puts Matt in. Matt kicks but it’s blocked, ROLLING ELBOW to a FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Griff covers, TWO! Griff keeps his cool as fans rally up behind the Blonds!

Griff tags BPJ, they coordinate and get Matt up, but Nick anchors BPJ! Mat throws hands and Griff falls, then Nick slingshots in to go up and around and PENALTY KICK Griff from the apron! Matt SUPERPLEXES BPJ! Matt soaks up the heat from the fans and their peers at ringside as he tags Nick. The Bucks have BPJ alone, Nick PENALTY KICKS him! Matt PENALTY KIKCS him! Nick kicks, Matt kicks, repeat! BPJ starts pushing back! BPJ blocks Nick’s superkick to send it into Matt, then SUPERKICKS Nick! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans rally for BPJ, Nick swings into his waistlock! Matt tags before the O’Conner Roll, sunset flip to a SHARPSHOOTER!

BPJ endures as Matt sits deep on the hold! Brandon distracts the ref, Nick gets BPJ with the cold spray right in his eyes!! Griff BOOTS Matt down! Nick SUPERKICKS Griff! The hold is broken and Nick pretends his leg is hurting. Brandon gets Matt the can of spray but Julia points it out! The ref sees that and Matt tries to apologize! But they have a spare! He sprays Julia!! But BPJ gets Matt in a cradle! TWO!!! Matt SUPER- NO! BPJ blocks, but Matt blocks his kick! Matt trips BPJ, and puts the SHARPSHOOTER back on!! BPJ endures, Nick DECKS Griff! Slingshot FACEBUSTER!! Then handspring MOONSAULT onto Griff! BPJ taps, the Bucks win!!

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

Callis claims he’ll go make sure the Bucks are okay, and Brandon goes to use cold spray but they used it all cheating! Matt & Nick still have the gold, and now Moxley & Kingston are here! The Bucks try to reason with them, but no dice! Moxley and Kingston fire off on Matt and Nick! Kingston is even BITING Nick! Moxley spins Matt around for the SLEEPER! Kingston puts one on Nick!! The Bucks are passing out!! Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” And Kingston snatches Nick’s Nikes! Same for Moxley to Matt!

And this just in! With SCU no more and both the Blonds and Acclaimed having lost tonight, Moxley & Kingston are the NEW #1 contenders, and will face the Bucks for the belts at Double or Nothing!! Will the titles just be golden icing on the cake for the beatdown they’ll be serving the Bucks?


My Thoughts:

This was a wild, awesome episode! It almost felt like it should’ve been the go-home, but that’s next week. With NBA taking over TNT next week, Dynamite goes to Friday at a special time and promises it will be live to kick off Double or Nothing weekend. That night will surely be big with what they advertised for it, but I don’t think it’ll be quite as jam-packed as tonight was. Christian VS Sydal was very good, and it makes sense for Team Taz to come after Christian and Hangman to go after them. Team Taz stands tall now, because I’m pretty sure they all end up losing to Christian and Hangman in their respective matches.

We got good promos from The Acclaimed and Moxley-Kingston before their match, as well as another strong rap from Caster. The match was very good, but it was clear Moxley & Kingston were going to win because how The Bucks challenged them to a match at Double or Nothing. The Varsity Blonds also had a very good promo, and we got an awesome main event with them and the Bucks. Similarly, we knew The Bucks would win because they’re going to face Moxley & Kingston, but now the titles will be on the line to up that match. I suppose the cheating the Elite did works to get The Bucks Heel Heat while also keeping the Varsity Blonds strong so they can come back around one day. Kingston stealing the Nikes was hilarious, too. I’m not sure if him wearing them or selling them would be funnier for story.

I like that Omega is doubling down on him disrespecting Orange Cassidy as a contender. Him trying to give Cassidy an out is really so he has a way out of the Triple Threat, but we already know that Cassidy will say no next week. Pac had a good promo tonight, too, and Kazarian saying he’s going to hunt The Elite down already implies that maybe he gets involved next week or at Double or Nothing. Kaz getting involved could even allow Omega to retain because Kaz argues with Pac and Omega capitalizes. Kaz’s line about Daniels having earned whatever choice he makes next is true, Daniels could stay in AEW or retire completely, and no one could judge him for it.

Ethan & Scorpio had a great promo and the attack from Darby & Sting was great, too. I actually like that we’re getting a traditional match for these two teams, but that means Darby will surely be doing the most work for his team. Sting probably gets a hot tag but could still end up losing, since he and Darby won the cinematic back at Revolution. Shida VS Rebel was of course so Britt could stand tall here. But Shida is having her anniversary celebration next week before the PPV, so Britt probably defies math and wins anyway. Serena VS Velvet was awesome, but it makes sense Serena retains. Thunder Rosa wants to get both belts, so this all goes in line with her taking the belts from her rivals in Britt and Serena on the road to All Out.

Ogogo VS Austin was exactly what it should’ve been with the body shots and the blood, as well as Ogogo talking some trash to Cody. Having a weigh-in next week is clearly just for show, as was the previous AEW weigh-in, I believe. I think it would make more sense if they had a tense press conference segment because those happen with boxing and UFC/MMA all the time. Miro and Archer had good promos, though Miro using Jesus in his was a bit surprising. Miro will definitely squash Dante Martin, and we’re going to get an awesome match of Miro and Archer at Double or Nothing. I can’t call it, because Miro just got this belt but Archer lost last year and he has to win something. Flip a coin then tell it to shut up, we’re getting a show stealer here.

The Casino Battle Royal field looks good, and I can’t wait to see who the mystery entry is this year. A new signee they’ve kept under wraps? Someone returning? It’s always something exciting, I can’t wait. The Pinnacle had a really good dinner table promo, a lot of subtleties I am sure I missed, and that is what makes them a great group already. The Inner Circle’s response promos were great, Stadium Stampede II will be great, and this is another case of flipping the coin then ignoring the result because this is going to be too awesome to call.

My Score: 9.4/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/12/24)

Top Flight is on a Rampage!

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Time to rumble, bad man, rumble.

After weeks of back and forth, Top Flight finally has it out with Shane Taylor Promotions in a Six Man Tag match! Who proves to be the baddest trio in AEW?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop; Roddy wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox; Fenix wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions; STP wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling & Josh Woods!

The Kings of the Black Throne claim they’re not enraged over Buddy Matthews being attacked, and yet they’re on a Rampage! Well, bad puns aside, will they unstoppable from now until they have avenged their Aussie Juggernaut? Or will Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari make everyone take them serious from now on?

The teams sort out and the fans hoot and bark. Malakai starts against Daivari and the two circle. The fans rally up, the two feel things out, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, grinds, but Daivari powers up and out. Daivari drops, hurdles, but Malakai waits. Daivari ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Malakai blocks the kick. Daivari narrowly avoids the roundhouse! Daivari backs up while Malakai sits down cross-legged. The fans fire up but Daivari tags Nese. Nese runs up, but Malakai ducks under the kick! Malakai kips up so Nese ROCKS him with a forearm! Malakai shoves Nese to ELBOW him down!

Malakai drags Nese over, tags Brody and the fans fire up. Nese scrambles away as the fans bark and hoot. Nese flexes, he isn’t intimidate. Nese CHOPS, but Brody doesn’t flinch! Nese grabs the beard and says Brody is his b*tch now! Brody CHOPS Nese off his feet! Brody barks, the fans join in, and then Brody CHOPS Nese! The fans “WOO~!” and Brody CHOPS Nese again! Brody fires forearms and CHOPS, then whips corner to corner. Nese rebounds, into a BIG back drop! Nese staggers up, into a scoop and SLAM! Brody runs to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, so Brody drags him right up and tags in Malakai.

The House mugs Nese, double whips him corner to corner, then Brody sends Malakai in. Nese dodges to then ROCK Malakai! Nese BOOTS Brody, whips Malakai at him, but Malakai rolls off Brody’s back. Nese dodges Brody’s lariat but Malakai BOOTS him into the LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Nese up, drags him back over, and tags Brody. They mug Nese some more, and the fans fire up as Brody pumps up that rm. Brody runs, but Woods DUMPS Brody out! Nese distracted the ref and Malakai protests, but the fans boo. Daivari hurries after Brody but Brody grabs Daivari by the neck! Nese FOSBURY FLOPS Brody down!

The fans boo as The Premier Athletes now mugs Brody! Malakai protests but the ref keeps him back, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

The Premier Athletes let off to high-five with Woods & Sterling, then the ref starts a ring count. Nese catches his breath before he drags big Brody up. Nese puts Brody in the ring, tags Daivari, and they mug Brody more, They both run, to DOUBLE SHOULDER Brody down! Cover, TWO! Daivari hurries to bring Brody around in a facelock, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Daivari CHOKES Brody on ropes, the ref counts, and Daivari lets off. Daivari argues with the ref, so that Sterling can CHOKE Brody! Sterling scurries away like the weasel he is, and then Daivari stands on Brody in the corner!

The ref counts, Daivari lets off and he drags Brody over. Tag to Nese, and Nese stomps Brody while Daivari anchors the legs. Rampage returns to single picture as Nese and Daivari let off. Nese soaks up heat, stalks Brody to the corner, and he grins as he says “All day, baby.” Nese CHOPS but Brody gets mad! Brody fires forearms and elbows, DECKS Nese, then storms up. Nese throat chops! Then Nese runs, but into an URENAGE! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, reaches out, hot tags to Malakai and Daivari! Malakai rallies on Daivari with big elbows and then a strike fest! LEG SWEEP!

Nese gets in but Malakai ELBOWS him down! Daivari kicks and whips but Malakai RANAS! Nese is up but the JUMP KNEE knocks him down! Daivari stands and Malakai QUEBRADAS him down! Cover, TWO! Daivari survives but the fans rally behind Malakai. Malakai storms around, stands Daivari up and suplexes. Daivari slips free, but Malakai fires a strike fest! Daivari SUPERKICKS first! Tag to Nese but then Malakai DECKS Daivari! Nese leaps in but Malakai dodges! ROUNDHOUSE! Nese falls, Woods gets up! Woods ducks a shot, but then Brody SWEEPS the legs! Woods crashes off the apron and fans fire up!

Wait, Daivari sneaks in, armed with Sterling’s clipboard! Malakai turns around, CLIPBOARD SMASH!! The plastic explodes off of Malakai’s head!! Daivari gets outta there, the ref wonders what happened, and then Daivari BOOTS Brody! PLANCHA and down goes Brody! Nese hits a 450 SPLASH! A rough landing but Nese makes the cover, TWO?!? Malakai survives and Sterling is freaking out! Daivari reaches out, Nese crawls over, but Brody YANKS Daivari down! Brody RAMS Daivari into barriers! Brody makes Daivari take a seat so he can forearm and CHOP! Brody barks, Sterling panics, and Brody runs back in, but Sterling gets in the way!

Brody snarls, but then he just SPLASHES Sterling and Daivari! Nese is shocked by what he just saw! Malakai runs up, Nese bucks the O’Conner Roll! Nese runs up, into a KNEE! And then a suplex, for a BRAINBUSTER! Malakai hurries up top, but Nese SHORYUKENS! And GAMANGIRIS! Nese drags Malakai down then climbs up. 450 SPLASH onto knees! That’s an even rougher landing than before! Daivari hurries back up but Brody catches him for a SLEEPER! And now, Malakai lifts Nese up, for THE END! Cover, The House of Black wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

Brody DROPS Daivari when the bell rings, The House having completely demolished The Premier Athletes. Will they not be stopped until they have what they want?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop!

The Savior of the Backbreaker is set for an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match tomorrow night on Collision against Dalton Castle. But in an occasion of turnabout is fair play, The Conglomeration is watching him from commentary! Will the presence of Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy & Mark Briscoe make Roddy better or worse than usual?

The bell rings and Kyle says that while he loves and appreciates Roddy, Taven & Bennett, they’re being more like the Undisputed Cling-dom! Meanwhile, big Ben Bishop stalks some smack on Roddy, and then pretends he can’t see him. Roddy says okay, be that way. They tie up, Cassidy points out just how tall Ben is, and big Ben shoves Roddy down! The fans fire up, Roddy comes right back, but Ben TOSSES him away! Roddy bails out, the fans fire up for Ben, and The Kingdom coaches Roddy up. Roddy runs in, dodges Ben, and kicks at the legs! Ben drops to size so Roddy and CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP!

Roddy kicks the legs, fires boxing elbows, then ELBOWS Ben before he runs and SICK KICKS! Then he hits an OLYMPIC SLAM! The fans fire up with Roddy and the Kingdom, then the STRONG KNEE knocks Ben down! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

The Conglomeration is in agreement, that was impressive work by Roddy, because Roddy is indeed that good. But Cassidy says it is time to go stare down with them. The Conglomeration stand on stage to stare down The Kingdom, but Roddy needs to focus on tomorrow night. Will Roddy punch his golden ticket to an ROH World Championship match? Or will it be The Peacock that means the Sussex County Chicken in Arlington, Texas?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

The Virtuosa is served a glass of wine, and says we’ve never been formally introduced. We’ve all seen what she can do in the ring, but does anyone know what it means to be THE Virtuosa. “Wrestling isn’t just a sport or an art form, it’s both. And more set to a quickening pace than a staccato beat of bodies slamming, bones cracking, tendons tearing! All building towards a beautiful and violent crescendo.” Deonna likes what AEW has forced her to become. “Because here, actions have consequences.” And Deonna vows to burn the empire to the ground, to remake it in her own image. This is the Age of the Virtuosa.

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite 250!

On top of the opening match being Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship, as well as Swerve VS Okada in a Champion VS Champion showdown, Mercedes Mone has issued an Open Challenge to the TBS Championship! Well, mostly open, as she is EXCLUDING Britt Baker! The DMD won’t be happy about this, but who will step up to The CEO?

 

Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox!

This is going to be a fast ‘n’ furious match starring men capable of fantastic feats both in the air and on the mat! And with there still being time before All In, who uses this night as a launching pad towards a title opportunity?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The four circle, and then Fenix and Komander stare down. They nod and shake hands, and they go after Fox and Angelico! Fox blocks a kick, Angelico wrenches an arm, and then Fox wrenches Fenix to a cording hold. Komander uses Fenix to wall run and flip out of the armlock! Fenix and Komander each reverse the wrenches, then kick and body shot. Fenix uses Angelico to flip up and over and wrench again, but Angelico headlocks. Komander sends Angelico into Fox, Fenix rolls Angelico up, but Komander rolls Fenix! Fox rolls Komander, TWO! Angelico sweeps Fox to cover, ONE!

All four men stand off and the fans fire up. Angelico does the Bernie Lean! But then he gets TRIPLE BOOTS for it! Fox runs up, Komander & Fenix kick and CHOP him. The luchadores double whip Fox but he reverses to TOSS Fenix out! Komander runs in but Fox mule kicks his leg out! Komander ends up on ropes, Fox runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK DROPKICK COMBO, sending Fenix into railing! Fox gest back up to trip Komander and he goes up the corner, to QUEBRADA Fenix! Fox somersaults in to then deadlift ANARCHY SUPLEX on Komander! Cover, Angelico breaks it! Angelico JABS Fox, JABS, then brings him around.

Angelico whips, Fox reverses but Angelico rolls off Fox’s back. Fox jumps the sweep but the EDDY GORDO KICK hits! Fox falls back, Angelico coves, but Fenix slingshots in to SUPERKICK it apart! The fans rally as Fenix kicks Fox out of the ring. Angelico bails out, and now Fenix is alone with Komander. The amigos nod while the fans fire up, and the forearms start flying! Fenix CHOPS, then runs up, but into a BOOT! Fenix staggers back, Komander runs up and FLIPPING RANAS! The fans fire up, Komander runs in at the corner, but Fenix puts him on the apron. Fenix ROCKS Komander, whips him into the POST!

Fenix goes up and tightrope walk PENALTY KICKS! The fans fire up with Fenix while Komander falls. Fenix goes out, and he CHOPS Fox, while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Fenix KICKS Angelico, then runs around the way and goes up the railing to KICK Komander back down! The front row fires up with Fenix and he goes back to Fox. Fenix CHOPS Fox, whips him, but Fox reverses to POST Fenix! Fox high-fives fans, but Komander runs up to FLYING CHUCK! Angelico stomps Fenix, then he stomps Komander. Angelico even stomps Fox down! Angelico JABS Komander, ROCKS him, and Komander staggers away. Fox kicks Komander, then kicks Angelico. Fox CLUBS Angelico, then RAMS him into railing! But then Fenix BOOTS Fox down! Fenix puts Angelico in and puts him in a corner.

Fenix CHOPS, and Angelico sputters as he staggers away. Angelico goes to the apron, Fenix goes out to bring Komander around to CLUB him. Fox storms up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix CHOPS Komander, kicks at Fox but Fox blocks. Fox spins Fenix around to CHOP! And then APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fenix ends up folded up and he flops to the floor. Komander KICKS Fox in the leg, puts him in, and kicks him more. Komander puts Fox in a corner to CHOP, and Rampage goes to break!

Rampage returns and while Fox brings Angelico up, Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Fox! Those three men are down and the fans rally up. Komander is somewhere on the outside, but Fenix brings Angelico up. Fenix KICKS Angelico, then shouts “ANIMO!” Somersault, into a takedown! Short arm scissor and a spin, HALF CRAB ARMLOCK FUSION! But Fox stomps Angelico! Angelico trips Fox, ties the legs up, NAVARRO DEATH ROLL! Angelico has the TRAILER HITCH, but Komander is back! CIELITO LINDO onto Angelico!! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives but Komander SOBATS Fox! And then TORNADO DDT!

The fans fire up as Komander crawls to the cover, but Fenix springboards in to DOUBLE STOMP it! Memphis is thunderous and Fenix wrenches Komander. Fenix reels Komander in, fireman’s carries, but Komander pops it into a CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and the fans fire up again! Komander waits on Fenix, Fenix SOBATS first! And KICKS again! Fenix pushes Komander to a corner, to then JUMP SOBAT! Fenix fires up, the fans are with him, and Fenix puts Komander up top. Fenix CHOPS, climbs, and brings Komander around. Komander fires body shots! Fox is back, and he joins in!

Fox CHOPS and CLUBS the luchadores, then climbs up. Fenix CLUBS Fox for it, and the luchadores work together again to SHOVE Fox down! Fox ends up folded, then Komander and Fenix brawl again. Angelico CLUBS Komander right as he CHOPS Fenix! Angelico takes aim, and he waistlocks Komander! Komander clings to ropes for dear life! Fenix BOOTS Angelico down, then he and Komander brawl some more! Komander stands, Fenix SHOVES him, and Komander MOONSAULTS right onto Angelico! Fenix then FROG SPLASHES onto Fox! Cover, TWO?!? Fox survives, so Fenix drags him into a CRUCIFIX COBRA CLUTCH!! Fenix TAPS, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by submission

The Immortal Firebird brings out something new in his arsenal and takes the win! But will Fenix be flying towards golden opportunities as AEW prepares for All In?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Renee Paquette caught up with Chris Jericho, “Big Bill” Morrissey & Bryan Keith, and asks what the hell. Yes, she’s seen The Learning Tree do “a ton of horrible other things” throughout his career, but tonight with Samoa Joe crossed a line. What was he thinking? Jericho smiles, the leather belt gifted to him by Martha Hart still wrapped around his hand. He waves to the camera and says, “Hi, guys. And Renee, I don’t know why you’re so surprised. This is exactly what I’ve been saying for a long, long time. If you’ve listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. Look at The Redwood and Bad Apple.

“But if you don’t listen to The Learning Tree, bad things happen. Shibata had a chance, now his arm is hurt. Hook had a chance, we had to burn his face off with a fireball. And Samoa Joke, for years, I’ve been telling you to listen to The Learning Tree, you didn’t, we ran you through a wall, and now you’re in the hospital.” Bill is stifling a laugh this entire time. Jericho says if Joe needs something to help with his inflamed muscles he might have, try ginger and black pepper. It’s really good for you. See, Renee? Lots of lessons to be learned. And even more will be learned on Dynamite 250, with a special edition of TV Time with Chris Jericho. Thanks, guys~…!

Jericho leaves, and Bill says one of the biggest lessons that Jericho has taught them is that the more TV Time, the better. And they want as much TV Time as possible! Because The Learning Tree, The Bad Apple and The Redwood are always maximizing their minutes. She should try it some time. Keith says if you don’t respect Chris Jericho, they will MAKE you respect Chris Jericho. Will everyone in AEW learn the hard way that Jericho isn’t kidding around?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering!

We heard the Virtuosa speak her mind, but La Mera Mera looks to show, not tell. Will Rosa be more than ready to go another round with Deonna? Or will the Queen of Strong Smile make some bold moves of her own?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Rachael shoves Rosa away, and the two reset. They tie up, Rosa headlocks, but Rachael lifts her! Rachael throws Rosa away but Rosa comes back to DROPKICK! Rachael goes to a corner, Rosa runs in to LARIAT! The fans fire up and Rosa goes corner to corner to ELBOW! Rachael staggers, Rosa KICKS a leg out! Rosa then runs to LARIAT Rachael down! Cover, TWO! Rosa clamps on with a chinlock, then shifts up to an armlock. Rosa CHOPS Rachael, ELBOWS her, then throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL elbows! Cover, TWO! Rachael goes to a corner, but Rosa CHOPS her again!

Rachael staggers away but Rosa puts Rachael in another corner, and CHOPS again! Rosa whips, Rachael reverses and Rosa ends up in a corner. Rachael runs in to LARIAT! Rachael keeps moving, and she UPPERCUTS Rosa down! The fans fire up and Rachael says “SWISH!” SENTON! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up but Rachael keeps on Rosa. Rachael CHOPS Rosa, storms up and CHOPS again. Rachael whips corner to corner hard, then runs in to LARIAT again! Rachael whips Rosa back in, runs in, but Rosa dodges! The fans rally up for Rosa as she LOCO LARIATS! Then she sits Rachael down to SWINGING METEORA!

The fans fire up and Rosa aims as Rachael goes to ropes. BANG and Rosa runs in to DROPKICK! Rachael sputters, Rosa reels her in, but Rachael bucks the driver! High stack, TWO! Rachael hurries to whip Rosa, but Rosa holds ropes. Rosa BOOTS back, runs up, and wheelbarrows, victory roll into a STOMP 182! Rosa then clamps on and has the COBRA CAMEL CLUTCH! Rachael taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

La Mera Mera shows respect to Rachael by helping her up and hugging it out. But then DEONNA runs out there! And she SHOVES Rachael into Rosa! Then she DECKS Rachael for the hell of it before going after Rosa! Rachael drags Deonna off of Rosa, so Deonna BOOTS her down! The fans boo but Deonna BOOTS Rosa down! The Virtuosa shows her violent side, but will Rosa make her regret it?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of Strong VS Castle in an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match, and on top of Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington, The Bang Bang Gang is back in action. Will Juice Robinson & The Gunns keep the momentum going? Plus, Nyla Rose is back, we see Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron 1v1, and in the main event, it will be Kyle O’Reilly & Orange Cassidy representing The Conglomeration against THE Kingdom, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett. Could we see some Freshly Squeezed #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships, too? Or will Taven & Bennett secure that night off they’ve been wanting?

 

BREAKING NEWS elsewhere!

Willow Nightingale is going to be part of the big NJPW-CMLL crossover tradition, Fantastica Mania! She, Viva Van and Lluvia will compete for the now vacated CMLL Women’s World Championship! The Babe with the Power may not have gone back-to-back in the Owen Hart Cup, but will she return to AEW as a world champion all the same?

 

Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

There have been more words flying back and forth between these trios than anything, but now it is time to put up or shut up! Will The Martin Brothers & The Sight to See show everyone why they’re the Coldest Trio in the Game? Or will Lee Moriarty, Anthony Ogogo & the man himself, Big Bad Shaney T swat them all out of the sky?

The trios sort out and Darius starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Shane talks trash to the fans talking trash while Darius and Lee tie up. Lee waistlocks, full nelsons, but Darius uses his leg for leverage. Darius breaks free, standing switches, then half nelsons to slip around and headlock. Lee powers up and out, but Darius runs him over! Things keep moving, Lee hurdles and runs to then roll over the dropdown. Lee swaggers, kicks Darius, then whips him to a corner. Darius goes up and over Lee, runs back in, but Lee goes up and under! Lee runs in and blocks an elbow to then backslide Darius! ONE, and Lee goes for a leg!

Darius smothers the takedown, rolls Lee to a lateral press, TWO! Darius arm-drags, then DROPKICKS! The fans fire up and Darius dusts himself off. Lee gets away to tag Ogogo, so Darius tags Dante. Angel Dorado talks smack on the Olympic bronze medalist boxer. They tie up, Ogogo pushes Dante away and says that was easy. Easy! Dante says okay, and they tie up again. Ogogo powers Dante to a corner, but Dante pushes him back. They go again, Dante gets around to then headlock. Ogogo back suplexes, Dante lands out and rolls Ogogo up! TWO, Ogogo swings but Dante dodges! Ogogo blocks a kick but Dante victory rolls, TWO!

Ogogo feints high to kick low, but Dante bobs ‘n’ weaves to JUMP KNEE! Dante wrenches and YANKS the arm, then tags Action. Action climbs, Dante sets up, Ogogo gets a TABLE TOP BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up and Action drags Ogogo up. But Ogogo powers him into the STP corner! Tag to Shane and he talks smack on Action. Action dodges the haymaker to fire body shots! Shane takes those shots, KNEES low, then whips Action. Action ducks ‘n’ dodges, and PELES! Shane staggers, Action gets moving, and Action rolls to RANA Shane up and out! Action then slingshots back in, but Lee steps in!

Action builds speed, the ref stops Lee, but the ref doesn’t see Ogogo CLOBBER Action! The fans boo and then the ref notices Ogogo, but Ogogo steps away. Shane storms into the ring to drag Action up and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Action over to the STP corner, and he CHOPS Action! Lee exaggerates his shock, and then Shane DECKS Action. Shane drags Action up, tags Lee, and they mug Action. Lee stomps Action, drags him up, bumps him off buckles, and Lee fires forearms and CHOPS on repeat! The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but the ref gets in there to stop him. Lee and the ref argue, but STP just applauds. Shane tags in, Action fires hands! Action backs Shane down, but Shane ROCKS Action in return! Action wobbles, drops to his knees, and Shane HEADBUTTS him down. Shane looms over Action, then drags him back up.

Shane back suplexes, Action lands out to tag Dante! Dante fires forearms over and over and over! Dante puts some stank on it, but Shane dodges! So Dante DECKS Lee! Dante kicks but Shane blocks, to KNEE back! Shane then uses both hands to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives, Shane gets mad and Shane brings him around to the corner. Tag to Ogogo and they mug Dante. Ogogo brings Dante out to scoop and SLAM! Ogogo runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ogogo argues with the ref, then he drags Action up. Ogogo RAMS Dante, then BOOTS him down! Ogogo scuffs Dante while staying between him and Top Flight.

Dante fires body shots in return, but Ogogo kicks low! Oogo snap suplexes, covers, TWO as Dante bridges! Lee runs in to BLAST Top Flight, then Ogogo drags Dante up. Ogogo whips Dante hard into the corner, then tags Shane. Rampage returns to single picture as Shane talks smack on Dante. Shane has Lee & Ogogo hold Dante up, but Dante BOOTS back! Dante fights free of the others, BOOTS again, and then goes up and up to FLYING BULLDOG! The fans fire up as Dante crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Darius! Air Wolf rallies on STP with big forearms! UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Lee, then Darius whips.

Lee reverses the whip but Darius catches him to an atomic drop! Darius keeps moving, HOTSHOT BULLDOG! GAMANGIRI! Darius fires up, steps in, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives the onslaught but the fans rally up. Darius drags Lee up and fireman’s carries, but Lee fights with elbows! Lee shoves Darius, Action tags in. Lee dodges Darius but Action BOOTS! Then SHOTGUN SNAP GERMAN COMBO! The fans fire up as Darius deadlifts for the BRAINBUSTER! Then Action STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, Ogogo breaks it! Darius runs up but Ogogo kicks him. Ogogo scoops Darius, Darius slips free!

Darius & Action kick Ogogo then double clinch. Ogogo powers out, fires HEABUTTS and elbows! Fireman’s carry for Action, F5 AND A HALF! Action flounders, but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius WALL RUN PELES! Ogogo falls, Shane storms in! Darius dodges, but the SOUTHPAW hits! Shane talks smack, but Dante JUMP KNEES him! Dante runs in to GAMANGIRI in the corner! Lee runs up, Dante BOOTS him! Dante runs but into a FLAPJACK! Lee then hurries to spin Dante around to THE FANG! But Dante flounders out of the ring! All six men are down around ringside and the fans fire up! Lee crawls, hot tag to Shane!

Shane spots Action rising, he and Lee go after Action. They double whip, Action handsprings, but they catch him! DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX, but Dante lands out! Action fires off forearms and elbows, and even CHOPS! Action kicks, Lee blocks, but then Lee ducks so the ENZIGIRI hits Shane! Lee CLUBS Action, Ogogo sends Darius into railing! Lee whips Action, Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to DIVE onto Ogogo! Action hurries back up, ROCKS Lee, and he springboards to FLYING LARIAT! Action kips up, the fans fire up, but Shane waistlocks. Action fires elbows until he’s free, then tries to fireman’s carry!? Shane is too big and bad!

Shane ELBOWS away on Action, gut wrenches, but Action slips free again! SUPERKICK! And another fireman’s carry!? But the back won’t hold the weight! Shane slips down to HEADBUTT! And then URENAGE! Shane flips Action back up to KNEE him in the face! Ogogo and Lee get in for defense, Shane DECKS Action!! Cover, STP wins!

Winners: Shane Taylor Promotions, by pinfall

That could’ve been a win by knockout with that killer haymaker! But will Shane Taylor Promotions continue to rampage until they prove they prove they’re the elite of All Elite Wrestling?


My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage, and while they shoved five matches onto this card again, they at least did their best to put story behind most of these. Roderick Strong was of course beating Ben Bishop, but they gave us a storyline plug by having The Conglomeration on commentary. And while Thunder Rosa was of course beating Rachael Ellering, they gave us story build with Deonna attacking them both. I feel like this will give us Deonna VS Ellering next, to stretch things out so that the true blowoff of Deonna VS Rosa isn’t until All In, probably in the All In Zero Hour. For that matter, that’s probably where Conglomeration VS Undisputed Kingdom 3v3 happens, too.

Great opening tag from House of Black VS Premier Athletes with Sterling & Woods of course getting involved, but great win for Malakai & Brody in that 4v2 situation. Still banking on them screwing over The Patriarchy during a Unified World Trios Championship match. The Six Man Tag was really good but not sure it was main event material compared to the Fatal 4 Way. Good stuff for the Six Man Tag, everyone got their shine, but that Fatal 4 Way was just incredible. Great win for Fenix to stay hot while all the titles have stories going into All In, but he could get a shot at like, Okada’s Continental Championship to give us a dream match moment before the PPV.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/10/24)

Who survives the Calgary Stampede?

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Who will go All In against the champions?

The Men’s and Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments reach the finals! Willow or Mariah, Danielson or Hangman, who heads to Wembley Stadium?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Hangman Page; Bryan wins and advances to All In: Wembley.
  • Stampede Street Fight: Samoa Joe VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins.
  • Global Glory Fatal 4 Way: Claudio Castagnoli VS Kyle Fletcher VS PAC VS Tomohiro Ishii; Pac wins and earns an opportunity for the AEW International Championship.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Willow Nightingale VS Mariah May; Mariah wins and advances to All In: Wembley.

PLAY BY PLAY

Will Ospreay is here!

Calgary fires up for the Aerial Assassin as he makes his way out, International Championship in hand. Ospreay high-fives some fans before he goes into the ring and gets a mic. Ospreay then sits on a corner while the fans cheer him on. “Thank you kindly. So last week, at the end of Dynamite, I’ll be honest with you guys, I was appalled, I was disgusted, but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t surprised. I had heard rumors about MJF.” The fans boo that name, and Ospreay says he’d heard that MJF is one of the most insecure men in pro-wrestling. And he showed it! Cuz a guy like Daniel Garcia earns every opportunity he gets.

And the moment Garcia starts creeping up on MJF’s spot, MJF does whatever it takes to stop it. MJF stand son this second rope, just like Ospreay now, and hits a Tombstone Piledriver. Garcia is still at home with no feeling in his arms and no idea when he’s coming back, if he ever does. And MJF wants to blame the fans? The fans boo that, too. Ospreay says MJF wants to blame the fans for when he opened up to them, spoke about his ADHD. Bruv, Ospreay’s got that, too, but it doesn’t give him an excuse to be a little prick! Listen, alright? Ospreay has only had a few interactions with MJF, and Ospreay already knows MJF doesn’t like him.

Here’s the reasons why. Reason 1: That bidding war of 2024 didn’t go MJF’s way, because Tony Khan would rather spend his money on guys that will elevate AEW rather than bury it! Reason 2: Apparently, Ospreay is a “talentless hack?” Alright, MJF is welcomed to his opinion. But we’re in Canada right now, right? And they are a very well-educated, smart pro-wrestling fans, and Ospreay is pretty sure they can agree that Ospreay has more talent in his left NUT than MJF has in his entire body! The fans cheer that! Some even chant “LEFT NUT! LEFT NUT!” and Ospreay grins.

Ospreay says the main reason MJF doesn’t like him is because Ospreay reminds people what the identity of AEW is meant to be. Ospreay represents the foundation of this place! MJF came swanning back after injury, and he had a tattoo on his calf with “AEW: Bet On Yourself.” But if he was honest, MJF would’ve made that tattoo say, “AEW: All About Myself,” because he is a selfish little prick! If MJF was gonna be honest, he would’ve just said he only cares about himself. And Ospreay has to be honest, he feels like the moment he stepped foot in AEW, he has been cleaning up someone else’s mess, and now he’s found the guy!

But Ospreay respects this. The whole act is MJF is a scumbag. Some cheer it because he’s “their scumbag.” And Ospreay welcomes it! Because that right there is the best version of MJF. It’s been the same crap for about five years, but that’s still the best version of MJF. Ospreay welcomes it, because he wants to show MJF that “the level of the devil” is just the ground floor for Ospreay and he’s on the top floor of a skyscraper, bruv! The fans cheer again, and Ospreay says this time, Ospreay won’t be in England grieving over his nana. He’s here in Calgary, looking for a fight! So if MJF is back there, get on out here so they can handle this!

The fans cheer, and MJF’s music hits! Ospreay is ready, looking up at the ramp. But MJF isn’t coming out? The fans boo but then wait, there’s a tapping on glass. MJF is here via the tron, sipping wine. Not bad. But oh, Ospreay thought MJF was coming out there? No, the people no longer deserve the privilege of being so close to MJF’s greatness. Nor does MJF want to inhale their stench, he deserves better than that. MJF tells “William” that MJF has faced all the favorites the fans thought were top guys, and guess what? They fell beneath his feet. Does Ospreay think he’s different? What Ospreay is, is a joke.

Ospreay is a flavor of the month, MJF is a flavor of the Millennium. And MJF hasn’t had to practically kill himself to get them interested. MJF just had to speak. Ospreay wrestles not for himself but for the fans, he is their little toy monkey. Eventually, they’ll wind Ospreay up, watch him crash the cymbals, and then they’ll realize they’ve seen it all before, and they’ll grow tired of it. And then, they’ll throw him out in the trash, just like they tried to do to MJF. Difference is, MJF is irreplaceable. Ospreay on the other hand… They’ll move on, and call the next flippy guy “The best in the world.”

MJF has only been in this sport for ten years, and he’s seen ten of Ospreay’s type come and go. Great wrestlers are a dime a dozen. Here today, gone tomorrow. MJF is a generational talent. And if Ospreay gets in the ring with MJF, Ospreay will be exposed. So Ospreay wants a match? Ospreay wants MJF tonight? Nope. MJF is not like Ospreay. He doesn’t wrestle for fun or amusement, but for the betterment of AEW. SO here’s a little proposition for Ospreay: Next week, MJF VS Ospreay for the International Championship. That way, for the first time in Ospreay’s career, he won’t be wrestling for stars. MJF will be punching Ospreay until he sees stars.

MJF finishes his wine, having thrown down the gauntlet, but Ospreay smiles. “Adorable. Max, I’ll see you next week, ya little b*tch!” And so the match is made! Will the #BillyGOAT stomp out the Wolf of Wrestling?

 

2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Hangman Page!

The American Dragon has acknowledged that his final year of full-time wrestling has not been his best, but he vows to finish strong and go out on top. However, The Black Hat has returned with a mean streak deeper and darker than it’s ever been before! Who not only wins this tournament, but wins their golden ticket to the top of the mountain?

Given the animosity Hangman has shown since his return, Tony Khan has called upon Jeff Jarrett to be tonight’s special guest enforcer! Will the Last Outlaw be able to lay down the law if Hangman crosses the line?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Hangman shoves Bryan down, but Bryan gets right up. They feel things out, tie up, and Hangman throws Bryan down by his hair. The ref reprimands but Hangman doesn’t care. Hangman and Bryan tie up again, and Hangman powers Bryan to the corner. Bryan turns things around, lets off slowly, and then tries a kick! Hangman avoids it, to then DECK Bryan! Hangman rains down fists, the ref reprimands but Hangman lets off to KICK Bryan in the back! Bryan writhes, the fans are torn, but Hangman drags Bryan up. Hangman CHOPS and Bryan goes to a corner.

Hangman CHOPS again, and Bryan staggers to another corner. Hangman CLUBS Bryan, then whips corner to corner. Bryan goes up and over, then rolls Hangman into a HALF CRAB! The fans fire up but Hangman scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Bryan lets go at 4, and reminds the ref he has ’til 5. Bryan stands Hangman up to CHOP, whip, but Hangman KICKS back! Hangman runs in but Bryan DUMPS him out! Bryan gets moving and he DIVES! Direct hit but both men hit railing! The ref hurries out to check and Bryan is alright. Bryan puts Hangman in, goes up a corner, and MISSILE DROPKICKS!

The fans fire up as Hangman tumbles to a corner! Bryan manages to kip up and the fans fire up! Bryan snarls, runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Hangman TOSSES Bryan out, but Bryan stays on the apron. So Hangman triangle jumps, but Bryan gets under the lariat! Hangman BLINDSIDES Bryan, then he POSTS Bryan! Bryan falls to the floor, the ref reprimands, and Hangman has a wild look in his eyes as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Hangman drags himself up with the ropes, goes out after Bryan, and throws hands. Bryan is already busted open from the post, so Hangman is opening that wound more! Hangman drags Bryan up to RAM him into steel steps! Hangman refreshes the ring count, storms over to Bryan. Hangman DRIBBLES Bryan against the side of the steps! Hangman SMACKS Bryan off the steps again and again, then lets off as the ref counts. Hangman soaks up the heat while Bryan sputters. The ref counts, but Hangman drags Bryan up and into the ring. Hangman drags Bryan up just to DECK him with a right!

Bryan flounders, the ref checks on him, but Bryan won’t give up. So Hangman DECKS him again! Bryan goes to ropes again, but Hangman is right on him. Hangman ROCKS Bryan and Bryan goes to a corner. Hangman climbs up the corner to rain down fists! The ref counts, but so do the fans, and Hangman goes all the way to nine, before he flips everyone off! The ref checks on Bryan while Dynamite returns to single picture. Bryan still wants to fight so Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman DIGS his fingers at the bloody forehead but the ref tells him to let off. Hangman steps away, Jarrett is watching closely.

Hangman stands Bryan up to ROCK him! Bryan KICKS back! Hangman ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan KICKS again! The fans fire up but Hangman ROCKS Bryan again! Bryan KICKS, and KICKS, and- NO, Hangman blocks that one to SLEEPER SWING! Then a SLAM, and Hangman stomps a mudhole into Bryan! The fans boo but Hangman lets off. Bryan’s crimson mask grows on that right side of his face, but Hangman looms over him. Bryan crawls to a corner, Hangman stands him up, and Hangman CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! The CHOPS keep going, and then Bryan kneels, so Hangman ROCKS Bryan again!

Bryan sputters, rises up, but Hangman stands him up in the corner. Hangman CHOPS again and again and again! Hangman ROCKS Bryan again, but Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs. Bryan CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS! Then he UPPERCUTS! And UPPERCUTS! And UPPERCUTS into a backslide! Bryan rolls through to get the ARMBAR! The fans fire up as Hangman flails and reaches out! Bryan shifts around, omoplata! LEBELL LOCK!! Hangman endures, reaches out and has the ROPEBREAK with a leg! Bryan lets go fast, and Jarrett coaches him. Bryan rises and aims to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! But Hangman blocks one!

Hangman fireman’s carries but Bryan fights it with HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Hangman powers through to pop Bryan into a SAIDO! Bryan is folded up and clutches his neck again. The ref checks but Bryan says to not call this. The fans rally up for Bryan but Hangman snarls. Hangman climbs the corner, but Bryan trips him up! Hangman lands on his six shooter and Bryan goes up after him! Bryan waistlocks, to SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman has a rough landing, but fans roar as Bryan sits back up! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs as he powers back up! Bryan stands on the corner, to then DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP!!

Hangman hurries to CROSSFACE!! Bryan endures, flails, but Hangman pulls on that back neck! Bryan still has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Hangman lets go at 4, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bryan clutches his neck, but Hangman looms over him. Hangman stomps Bryan, waits on Bryan, but Bryan doesn’t sit up. Hangman drags Bryan up, and slashes his throat while staring Jarrett down. Hangman Alabama Lifts, but Bryan sunset flips it! TWO!!Hangman has the sunset, TWO!! Both men narrowly escape, then Bryan dodges! Bryan comes back, Hangman pops him up but Bryan RANAS first! Hangman gets up to BOOT! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES! Hangman and Bryan both spin, DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS take them down!! The ref checks, both men are conscious, so now a standing count begins.

Bryan and Hangman stir at 4 of 10, and then roll to opposite corners. They both stand, stare down, and Hangman looks busted open now, too! They storm up to each other, and Hangman CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS back! Hangman CHOPS again, so Bryan CHOPS again! Hangman CHOPS, Bryan puts Hangman in a corner to CHOP and KICK on repeat! Bryan then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up behind him, and he throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Dynamite returns to single picture as the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” with every shot! Bryan stops at ten to then drag Hangman up. But Hangman throws elbows of his own!

Hangman brings Bryan down, rips the padding off the crossbar, and SMACKS Bryan off the steel!! Bryan falls back and fans boo! Hangman has a sinister grin on his face as he adjusts, to QUEBRADA and INVERTED SUPLEX, into a TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it and Hangman is furious! Hangman kicks Bryan out of the ring and the fans boo. Hangman goes out to the corner, goes up and up, but Bryan hurries to SHOVE him down!! Hangman hits apron on the way down! Bryan steps back inside, and he takes aim to SPRINGBOARD SWANTON!! Direct hit and down goes Hangman!

The fans lose their minds seeing the American Dragon fly like he’s a young man again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and rises up. The ref checks but Bryan says leave him alone! Bryan KICKS Hangman, and KICKS, and KICKS! The fans fire up, “YES! YES! YES!” But even Bryan is getting wobbly as he KICKS! Bryan winds up, BUZZ- NO, Hangman ducks and reels Bryan in! PILEDRIVER to the floor!! Doc Sampson wants to check now, this is getting risky! Jarrett also sticks close so Hangman won’t get at Bryan. Bryan’s even bloodier than before, but Hangman says time to finish him! Jarrett stands in Hangman’s way!

Hangman pie faces Jarrett! The fans boo, and even tell Jarrett to go do something. Jarrett says no, he has to keep his cool. The ring count starts while Hangman sits in the ring. Bryan staggers but falls over again, and we’re past 5 of 10. Jarrett and Sampson try to reason with Bryan as he crawls back towards the ring. We’re already at 8 of 10, and Bryan says he HAS to do this! Bryan manages to slide in at 9.5!! Hangman HAMMERS away on Bryan for it! The ref reprimands but Hangman’s rage is boiling up. Hangman drags Bryan up, and he peels away the KT tape! The fans boo but Hangman is showing no mercy now!

Hangman drags Bryan up to ROCK him with a forearm! And ROCK him again! Bryan flounders, the fans rally harder and harder, but Hangman drags him up again. Hangman ROLLING- NO, Bryan dodges! BUSAIKU KNEE!! But both men are down, Bryan can’t make the cover! The fans rally rally as hard as they can and Bryan rises up! That crimson mask has a fresh coat of blood, and he headbutts Hangman. Hangman HEADBUTTS back! Bryan shakes his head, to HEADBUTT! Hangman HEADBUTTS, but then Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS again! Then he ROUNDHOUSES Hangman, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!

But Hangman lands on his feet! And he dodges to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bryan lands on his feet?! Bryan dodges again, but then Hangman dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE hits ref!! This is just like Collision! And Hangman knows it! DISCUS LARIAT!! And off comes the belt! The fans boo but Hangman LASHES Bryan! And LASHES him again! And then he CHOKES Bryan! Jarrett has had it, he storms in! Hangman stares Jarrett down, they argue, and then Hangman SHOVES Jarrett down! The fans boo but Jarrett gets right back up. Jarrett reveals he has a ref’s shirt! And then Bryan rolls Hangman up! Jarrett counts, TWO!!

Hangman gets up but Bryan wrangles him back down! LEBELL LOCK!! Hangman pries the grip open, jackknife bridges, but then rolls to Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO!!! Hangman accuses Jarrett of a bad count but Jarrett says he was being fair! Hangman goes to the apron, slingshot, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! Hangman reloads on the other side! BUCK- NO, Bryan ducks to “O’Conner Roll! Bridge, Jarrett counts, TWO!!! Hangman escapes, and has the CROSSFACE!! Jarrett asks Bryan, Hangman CLAWS at Bryan, but Bryan fights around! Fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but someone has to be the King of Harts!

Jarrett realizes the belt is still there and so he does his best to free Bryan. But then Hangman rolls Bryan from ropes! Bryan is fading, Jarrett checks him! Jarrett doesn’t want Hangman to win but he’s worried about Bryan! Arm lift, and Bryan revives!! The fans fire up as Bryan fights his way around! But Hangman rolls him back again! So Bryan rolls to a cradle! BRYAN WINS!!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (2024 King of Harts)

Hangman is furious with Jarrett but he still got caught by that deep hook! Hangman storms off, what is he to do to satisfy his rage now? As for Bryan, he is going All In! Martha Hart walks out to not only hug Jarrett, but to help him bring the Owen Hart Foundation Championship belt and trophy to the ring. Martha has the mic to say hello to Calgary. It is great to be back in the Saddledome for Stampede Week! And in Owen Hart’s hometown, it is with great pleasure that she awards the Owen Cup to Bryan Danielson. Jarrett brings trophy and belt over, and Bryan holds them up proudly.

Bryan shakes Martha’s hand, and Martha says see you in Wembley Stadium for his AEW World Championship match! The tron graphic makes it official, and then “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Realest is here to look his next challenger in the eyes! Will Swerve slay the American Dragon in London? Or will Bryan keep his promise to himself to go out on top?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

For the milestone 250TH EPISODE of Dynamite, Ospreay and MJF will have their match! The International Championship will be on the line, all to kick off the show in Little Rock, Arkansas! Who will lead AEW by example when they stand tall as champion?

 

AEW returns and…

Swerve & Nana have the ring to themselves now, and Swerve has a mic. The fans chant, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve says he stood on that stage not more than a week ago, staring down Will Ospreay, looking at that man eye to eye, and you know what Ospreay said? Ospreay said that the best in the world is the one who holds the world championship. And there was a lot of doubt being thrown around, so Swerve had to silence that. Now that Swerve has beat Ospreay, you’re looking at the Best int he World, THE AEW World Champion!

And by the way, congratulations to Bryan Danielson for winning the Men’s Owen Cup. The fans cheer, and Swerve says it will be a true honor and privilege facing Bryan in the main event of All In next month. But… Swerve isn’t over the fact Bryan has that one win over him. And Swerve is someone who holds onto grudges. They are at two different points in their careers now. Bryan’s on the downslide, while Swerve… Well, you could say you’re looking at the most dangerous man in AEW.

“Speaking of which, it wasn’t more than a couple weeks ago that The EVPs, The Elite, had walked down to this ring. (Nana) You were there when that happened, right?” Nana confirms it. The Elite came out here, tried to bribe Swerve with some “Miniature” Reebok pumps, and offered Swerve a spot on their Blood & Guts team. Well, Swerve is here to officially announce that he will be in Blood & Guts. On Team AEW. The fans cheer that! Swerve says he said before, you do not make a Team AEW and do not offer the AEW World Champion a spot. Swerve is gonna lead the team, and not just do one but two things Bryan Danielson could not.

Swerve already beat Will Ospreay, and now he will lead Team AEW in victory against The Elite. And speaking of The Elite, we are now in this Dynasty Era. There were three men appointed the lead of The Dynasty. First, yours truly, Swerve Strickland. Second, the International Champion, Will Ospreay. And third, the Continental Champion, Kazuchika Okada. So then how about we do this? Swerve puts out a challenge to Okada, so that the world champion can show him how to really make it rain. “B*tch.”

So in closing, Swerve will see everyone at All In. And Bryan, this Swerve firmly promises you: “This will be your final countdown.” WHOSE HOUSE!? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul is making big moves, but will he have enough ammo in the arsenal to take down all his targets?

 

The Acclaimed present: Two Times!

That’s right, a brand new music video from Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass! Platinum says, “I’mma beat the Young Bucks two times~. Tag champs going on two times~. Young Bucks just a couple two times~. I’mma push them back like their hairline~. (Oh snap!) I’mma turn them into a headline, I’mma turn a couple fake boys into a True Crime! Splatter on the mat, hang ’em up in the Guggenheim. I’m so artsy, they can’t even draw a dime. Hit ’em with a Mic drop, Brown boys, white hot. Black eyes all up on your face, that’s a bright spot.

“You some little guys, I’mma hit you with the kibosh. Crime scene, looking photogenic like you Chris Bosh. Can’t even walk a mile in my path, you in sneakers. Read the news in the dirt sheet, who the leakers? Young Bucks talk a big game, can’t answer a question. Matthew & Nicholas, the cancer o’ wrestlin’. Knocking on my office door, you can get to yappin’. History repeats itself and we can see what happens. I’ll wipe your nose, someone get me a napkin. We beat ’em last month, now we need a reenactment.

“I’mma beat the Young Bucks two times~. Tag champs going on two times~. Young Bucks just a couple two times~. I’mma push them back like their hairline~. (Oh snap!) What’s the point of time? All of us are unsigned. Strugglin’ to make it, put it all on the line. Y’all had a chance to improve on the game, had to go away when you found you couldn’t hang. When it first started, it was all great. Now you went and turned into the things that you hate. Wearing cheap suits, wanna flash it, control. You ain’t for the boys, you ain’t passin’ the code. Rainmaker only came here for the money. Bring in Jack Perry, are you tryin’ to be funny?

“And you got a job for your family and boys, but what about your friends that are still unemployed? You don’t really talk about them, but we does. Hung Bucks, your kids walk back to Reseda. Y’all had a chance to improve on the sport. Fast-forward five years, now Acclaimed got the torch.” And with that torch, Platinum has just roasted Matthew & Nicholas! Will Caster & Bowens be looking to go All In with The Elite?

 

Stampede Street Fight: Samoa Joe VS Chris Jericho!

The Samoan Submission Specialist asked The Learning Tree if he still had faith in humanity. Joe wants to know if Jericho thinks anything of his fellow man with how he throws around his condescending advice. And Joe really wants to know if Jericho actually thinks anyone will come to his rescue when Joe is tearing the Learning Tree apart, limb by limb! It is time to conduct such an experiment under extreme conditions, will Jericho even survive the Stampede?

The Bad Apple, Bryan Keith, is by Jericho’s side. Jericho waves to the fans but Joe doesn’t look away from The “For the World” Champion. The bell rings, the fans rally for Joe, and the two stare down. Jericho talks a little trash, but then Joe snatches the cowboy hat away. Jericho says don’t do anything to that hat, that’s his hat. Joe says okay, okay. Joe PUNCHES Jericho through the hat! Joe then JABS away on Jericho in the corner! Then he RIDGE HANDS Jericho down! Jericho sputters up to his feet but Joe HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Joe whips corner to corner, then runs in to BACK ELBOW, and PELE!

Jericho drops to his knees, but Joe stands him up to ROCK him and JAB him and HEADBUTT him! Jericho CLAWS the eyes! The Bad Apple applauds but the fans boo. Jericho ROCKS Joe, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again. Jericho CHOPS then whips, but Joe ducks ‘n’ dodges to DIVE onto Keith! Joe is not taking any chances, he TOSSES Keith into the crowd! The fans fire up as Joe goes back to the ring. Jericho hits Joe with a dropkick, CLUBS him, then drags him up to whip him hard into railing! Jericho JAMS Joe up with a chair, then shows it off. The fans are torn, and Jericho SMACKS Joe on the back!

Jericho drags Joe up, puts him in the ring, and then hurries to bring stuff out from under the ring. Jericho has found a black bag! Jericho BOOTS Joe, then holds up the bag. Jericho pours out HORSESHOES! The fans fire up seeing those, and Jericho reels Joe in. But Joe is too bulky to back suplex! Joe CLUBS Jericho, fires off KNEE after KNEE, then he runs, only for Jericho to kick low! Jericho runs, but into a scoop! Joe POWERBOMBS Jericho onto the horseshoes! Jericho writhes, Joe runs to SENTON! The fans lose their minds, Joe covers, TWO!! Jericho survives, Joe drags Jericho up and KICKS him around!

Joe KICKS and KICKS, but Jericho blocks to LOW BLOW! Because No Disqualifications means who cares about respect, right? Jericho then gets the legs, and he turns Joe over for the WALLS OF JERICHO! Joe endures, the fans rally up, and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Joe reaches out, but Jericho sits deep on the hold. Joe still fights around, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! But again, a Street Fight means No Disqualifications, so Jericho doesn’t have to let go! Jericho drags Joe back from ropes and he sits deep again! Joe still endures, still claws around, but Jericho still keeps him down. Joe grits his teeth, the fans rally, and Joe pushes up! Dynamite returns to single picture as Joe powers his way to turn over, and he CLOCKS Jericho with a horseshoe! Jericho falls back, Joe is free, and both men slowly rise. Jericho snarls and tells Joe to get up. Joe does, and he JABS! JABS! JABS! And then ROLLING ELBOW!

Joe puts Jericho up top, tucks him in, but Jericho fights free! Jericho leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Jericho waves to the fans but they boo. Joe goes to the outside, Jericho goes to the apron, and Jericho LEAPS, but Joe just walks away! Jericho SMACKS off the steel steps! The fans fire up as Joe drags Jericho up to TOSS over railing! The fans fire up more as now they’re fighting in the crowd! Joe drags Jericho up the bleachers, HAMMERS away on him, and then Joe brings Jericho back around to SMACK him off the barriers! Those are hockey boards! Joe fires hands, then a fan lends him some popcorn! Joe SMASHES Jericho with the popcorn!

This fight now goes backstage and Joe keeps Jericho moving with fast hands! Joe pulls Jericho along by his hair, sends him into spare railing, then CHOPS him! And ROCKS him! We’re by catering and Joe ROCKS Jericho! Jericho SPLASHES Joe with coffee! And it was piping hot! JUDAS- NO, Joe catches Jericho to a COQUINA CLUTCH! Joe brings Jericho to his knees, but NOW Big Bill appears! And The Redwood SMACKS Joe with a chair! Joe lets Jericho go and Bill SMACKS Joe off the back of a forklift! Then Keith returns and the Branches beat down on Joe! Jericho says stand Joe up! They do as told, and Jericho takes off his own belt.

Jericho wraps his fist in the leather, has the buckle prepared, and he thanks Martha Hart for giving him the belt! BELT BUCKLE KNUCKLE DUSTER!! Joe gets hit right in the head, and then Bill CHOKE SLAMS Joe onto the pallet! Bill HAMMERS away on Joe, then Jericho gets in the seat of the forklift! Staff tells Jericho no but Keith THROWS them aside! Jericho powers up the forklift, and he is bringing Joe around. Jericho says, “Hi, guys~!” Jericho RUNS JOE THROUGH A WALL!!! Bill is laughing while staff, refs, Doc Sampson and even Colt Cabana run over! Cabana asks what the hell Jericho is doing! Doc Sampson calls it! Joe is OUT, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by stoppage

The Learning Tree grins, and asks how “Samoa Joke” feels now. If this is what Jericho is willing to do to spread his “teachings” to AEW, what won’t he do #ForTheWorld?

 

AEW returns and…

The medical team has Samoa Joe on a stretcher and is now getting him inside an ambulance. Sampson tells Joe that they’ve got him. Joe is conscious, but what is his condition after Jericho- Wait, what are Jericho and his sidekicks even doing here? Jericho smiles and waves, “Bye, Joe. Bye bye. Thanks.” Has the Learning Tree finally snapped?

 

Global Glory Fatal 4 Way: Claudio Castagnoli VS Kyle Fletcher VS PAC VS Tomohiro Ishii!

The Swiss Superman, The Aussie Arrow, The British Bastard and the Japanese Stone Pitbull have all held championship gold from around the world, but that was in the past. They all want gold in the near future, so Tony Khan has assembled this star-studded match! Who wins that “Global Glory,” and awaits the winner of Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship?

The bell rings and Claudio is already in Pac’s face. Pac tries to get in Claudio’s face but he’s just not tall enough. So Kyle CLOBBERS them both! Ishii storms up and Kyle fires forearms, but Ishii doesn’t budge! The fans rally, Ishii ROCKS Fletcher! Ishii runs, Kyle BOOTS him! Kyle runs, Ishii CLOBBERS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS Pac in a corner, Ishii fires forearms on Claudio! Claudio eggs Ishii on, Ishii fires more forearms, but Claudio ROCKS him in return! Claudio fires up and runs to RAM shoulders! But Ishii roars! Ishii fires a forearm, runs, and RAMS Claudio! Claudio roars, so Kyle CLOBBERS them both!

Kyle runs, but both Claudio & Ishii run him over! They work together to DOUBLE LARIAT Kyle up and out! The fans fire up and then the forearms fly again! Ishii and Claudio go back and forth, Claudio UPPERCUTS, but then Ishii ducks ‘n’ runs to run Claudio over! Pac is up top, though, and he MISSILE DROPKICKS Ishii! Pac builds speed but Kyle trips him up! Kyle gets in to soak up the heat, then he builds speed. Pac drops, hurdles, runs, and RANAS! Kyle flounders out of the ring and the fans cheer Pac. But Claudio’s back and he trips Pac! Kyle SUPERKICKS Claudio first! Ishii gets in, blocks a superkick and SAIDOS!

Pac swings, into a SAIDO! Claudio is back but he runs into- NO, Claudio fights that lift! Claudio gut wrenches Ishii, to SUPLEX Ishii! Ishii goes out and he ends up by Pac and Kyle. Claudio FLIES out to take them all down! The fans fire up with Claudio as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio watches Kyle stand up, so he runs in to UPPERCUT Kyle into the crowd! Claudio brings Kyle back to ringside, then runs in to UPPERCUT Pac! Pac flounders against barriers and Claudio high-fives the fans. Ishii is up but Claudio ROCKS him with forearm after forearm! Then Claudio whips Ishii hard into barrier! Ishii almost ends up in the laps of the fans! Pac is up and he SOBATS Claudio! And SMACKS him off the apron! Claudio staggers away, Pac storms after him to headlock. Pac punches Claudio, then whips him, only for Claudio to stop from hitting railing! Claudio body shots Pac to send him into railing!

Kyle whips Ishii but Ishii reverses, and Kyle crashes into railing! Claudio has Pac against railing to rain down fists! Claudio stops at ten, but Ishii runs up to ROCK Claudio! Claudio comes back to CHOP Ishii! Claudio fires up, and he CHOPS Ishii again! And ROCKS him! The ref insists someone get in the ring, so Claudio puts Ishii in. Claudio storms up the steps, then climbs the corner. Kyle drags Pac up, Ishii stands and he ROCKS Claudio on the top rope! Kyle climbs up another corner, but Pac ROCKS him first! Ishii climbs up after Claudio, Pac climbs up after Kyle. Claudio fires forearms on Ishii, then a HEADBUTT! That didn’t work…

Claudio fires more forearms and Ishii wobbles. Claudio fires even more forearms, but Ishii ROCKS him right back! Claudio wobbles up top, steadies himself, and meanwhile, Pac SUPERPLEXES Kyle! Claudio stands, but Ishii gets him first! SUPER DUPER PLEX!! All four men are down as Dynamite returns to single picture and the fans are all fired up! The four men sit up, and Ishii ROCKS Claudio! And ROCKS Pac! Kyle ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS him back! Claudio and Pac hit Ishii, then Kyle! Ishii pinballs between all the forearms, but he just fires up! Ishii fires forearm after forearm in return and the fans are thunderous!

Pac ROCKS Ishii, Ishii HEADBUTTS Pac! Kyle aims, Ishii ducks, SUPERKICK hits Claudio! Ishii HEADBUTTS Kyle down! Ishii runs at Pac to LARIAT in the corner! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ishii! Kyle GAMANGIRIS Claudio! Kyle reels Claudio in but Pac brings Kyle back, POISON-RANA! The fans are thunderous, Pac roars, and Pac runs, into a POPUP UPPERCUT!! Ishii LARIATS Claudio!! Kyle runs up, Ishii fire boxing elbows on him! Ishii runs, into a scoop! SPINNING TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Ishii survives and Kyle cannot believe it! Kyle throws off his elbow pads, and the fans rally up again.

Kyle drags Ishii up to the top rope, “This is Awesome!” as he climbs up to get him. Ishii fires body shots, fires forearms, but Kyle fights back! Ishii HEADBUTTS and Kyle falls back! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ishii! Ishii falls to the apron, and Claudio trips Kyle! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING!! Kyle goes around and around and around, and the fans count all the way to TEN! Claudio steps through, and has the SHARPSHOOTER!! Calgary is thunderous for the Hart family favorite! But Pac climbs up again, so that he can go MACHO ELBOW onto Kyle!! And then BRUTALIZER!! Kyle is in DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS!!

Kyle endures, but Ishii returns! Ishii fires forearms on Claudio again and again! Claudio gets mad and lets Kyle go to grab Ishii! Ishii HEADBUTTS Claudio, and hits a BRAINBUSTER!! Ishii then hurries to run and SLIDING D Pac!! Kyle is free, but now Ishii aims at him! LARIAT!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Kyle survives and Calgary can’t believe it! Ishii roars, he hauls Kyle back up, but Claudio makes the save! UPPERCUT and Ishii goes flying! Claudio hits a NEUTRALIZER on Kyler! Cover, but Pac YANKS Claudio away! Pac covers Kyle, but Claudio YANKS Pac back! The two rivals stare down and the fans fire up again!

Claudio shoves Pac, then he blocks Pac’s kick! Claudio UPPERCUYTS, reels Pac in, but Ishii CLUBS Claudio, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Ishii runs up, Pac dodges to SNAP SUPLEX! Claudio runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! The fans are thunderous, but Kyle catches Pac to a cradle! TWO!!! Pac escapes, BOOTS back, and Kyle is down! Pac drags him into the drop zone and goes up top! BLACK ARROW!! Into BRUTALIZER!!! KYLE TAPS, PAC WINS!!

Winner: Pac, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW International Champion)

The Bastard breaks The Protostar and he has all the Global Glory! Pac gets the mic, and he says, “Safe to say, things have not been going well for me recently. Since returning to AEW in March, I have made many bold promises. And I have suffered many humiliating failures. Now I don’t know what I’m gonna do next, ya see. But what i do know is this: It’s All In Season! And The Bastard will not be denied my Wembley moment! I can promise you that. So let tonight’s victory stand as a line in the sand…! The Bastard will be back.” Pac has put Ospreay and MJF on notice, will it be The Aerial Assassin or The Wolf of Wrestling that faces him next?

 

AEW goes backstage with Renee Paquette.

She is on her way to interview Bryan Danielson, who has won the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament to move on to Wembley. But then Hangman Page pushes past her and she tries to get his attention. She has to shout at him, and asks if she could get just a little bit of respect around here, it’d be appreciated. Hangman knocks on a door without a word to Renee. Renee leaves, and the person that opens the door is Okada. Okada asks if he can help Hangman. Hangman wants to go inside, but Okada stops him, and asks again, “Can I help you?” The Bucks then walk up and say it is all okay. But fancy seeing Hangman here. Anything they can do for him?

Hangman says he’ll do it. Hangman then leaves, and Okada asks if The Bucks are okay. Now they are! They just got their fifth man! Will The Black Hat help The Elite win Blood & Guts against Team AEW?

 

Mercedes Mone is here!

Calgary is torn about The CEO walking out here, wearing the TBS Championship but holding the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship on her shoulder. She celebrated her Forbidden Door victory last week, but it seems the Two Belt Boss needs double the fun. She struts her way to the ring, security ready at all corners, and there’s already a table and a bottle waiting for her. Mone puts her NJPW Strong belt on the stand, then picks up the mic. “Calgaryyyy~! Please say hello to your C E O!”T he fans are still torn but Mone is so honored to be here to celebrate her historic double championship victory.

And huge shoutout to her boys, The EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, for the extra security. Because if there’s one thing for sure, Mone will NOT be interrupted. Before we start, Mone wants to set the record straight about the past, present and future. Because these two titles and everyone here knows, she is the past, present AND future! Mone is the best their was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be! The fans boo her stealing the Hitman’s line. Then Mone says as far as Britt Baker goes, she better wake up from her little fantasy about facing Mone at All In. That is NOT going to happen.

Because if Britt did face Mone in the ring, Mone would leave her with way more than a couple herniated disks. She would leave Britt for dead! So everyone, it is time to grab your glasses, pour a little whiskey, and raise a toast to the Greatest of All Time, the History Maker, the Star Marker, the- D M D! The fans fire up but Mone is pissed that Britt is daring to interrupt after all! Mone tells security to get her, but Britt DECKS the first guy! And SUPERKICKS the second! Mone panics as Britt just pushes past the rest! Mone grabs her belts and runs as best she can in heels! Mone says this was HER moment, but now she knows how it feels!

Britt smiles but Mone says there will be a price to pay. Will nothing stop the DMD from going after the CEO over both the TBS and NJPW Strong titles?

 

Brandon Cutler’s been attacked backstage!

And his face has been painted with a very familiar half-skull! That’s because it’s DARBY ALLIN who got him! Cutler begs for mercy but Darby just rains down more fists! Darby then gets in the camera to ask Jack Perry, “What’s that ish you say? We all have to make sacrifices, huh? Brandon just made his. Elite, you really thought this was over? Dynamite 250, we’re just getting started.” The Relentless One leaves, but will he get his payback from Double Or Nothing?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

While the Don Callis Family has been floundering, The Alpha looks to take charge! Konosuke Takeshita faces “Dynamite Kid” Tommy Billington, but will he make Callis proud?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite 250!

The Rainmaker heard The Realest call him out, and now it is official! Champion VS Champion, Okada VS Swerve! Will Okada do what Ospreay could not and take down the AEW World Champion?

 

2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Willow Nightingale VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther!

History is within reach right here in Calgary! The Babe with the Power wants to become the first-ever TWO-TIME, BACK-TO-BACK Queen of Harts, but “The Chick with The Champ” wants to face said champ for an All In homecoming. Only one woman can “costar” with The Leading Lady, Toni Storm. Who wins the trophy to go after the world championship?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Willow wrenches and wristlocks, but Mariah wrenches back. Willow slips around to waistlock but Mariah fights the slam. Mariah switches, Willow pries the hold open, and she drop toeholds. Willow floats to a facelock but Mariah fights up. Mariah wrenches to a wristlock, then hammerlocks. Willow slips around to full nelson, but Mariah fights it! Mariah reaches out but Willow spins her around to gut wrench! Mariah grabs ropes to stop the bomb, and Willow lets off. Mariah breathes easy as she and Willow reset. The fans rally again as the two tie up.

Willow and Mariah go around, Willow puts Mariah in a corner. Willow CHOPS and the fans fire up! Willow runs in, but Mariah goes up and over! Mariah keeps moving but Willow runs her over! The fans fire up and Willow flexes. Willow runs, Mariah follows then trips Willow! Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Willow down! Mariah grins, storms up on Willow, and CHOPS her against ropes! The fans “WOO~!”and Mariah whips. Willow reverses, Mariah ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, and she RAANS Willow onto ropes! Mariah stands Willow up for forearm sot the back! Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Willow in the back! Willow falls, Mariah covers, ONE!!

Storm has her shoes at the ready as Mariah brings Willow up. Mariah tries to scoop but Willow fights her off. Mariah CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP, then runs, but Willow scoops her with ease! And copies the SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Willow shrugs that off to get moving, and she SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO! Mariah is still in this but Willow drags her up. Willow scoops, Mariah slips free, and Mariah ROCKS Willow! Willow goes to a corner, Mariah goes corner to corner, but Willow puts her on the apron! Mariah kicks but Willow blocks to DECK her!

The fans fire up as Willow goes to the apron, and she CANNONBALLS! Down goes Mariah and Calgary fires up as Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Storm is very worried for her protege and Luther fans her off. Willow puts Mariah in the ring, covers, TWO! Mariah survives again but Willow keeps cool. Willow drags Mariah up, scoops her, and SLAMS her! Then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Willow smiles that off and stalks Mariah to ropes. Willow stands Mariah up but Mariah fires a forearm! And another! Willow DECKS Mariah right back! Then Willow hauls Mariah up to suplex! Cover, TWO! Willow is getting annoyed but she reels Mariah in. Mariah spins that around to jump on and GUILLOTINE! Willow stays up, and she RAMS Mariah into a corner! And then she CLUBS Mariah down!

Willow stomps Mariah, drags her back up, and then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS, into a KOJI KLUTCH! Mariah endures being twisted around, even as Willow kicks at her! Mariah fights around with her one free leg, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Willow lets go, and then she drags Mariah up. Willow puts Mariah on the top rope, climbs up after her, and Dynamite returns to single picture. The fans fire up as Mariah fights back! Mariah ROCKS Willow and she falls back. Mariah adjusts, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Willow tumbles away to the opposite corner, so Mariah says kiss this! SWEET HIP MUSIC!

Mariah stands Willow up, to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and Storm says this is what Mariah trained for! Mariah tries to fireman’s carry but Willow fights her off. Willow BOOTS Mariah to a corner, then runs in to BACK BODY BLOCK! And LARIAT! And whip to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Mariah survives but Willow gets the legs! Willow is wearing the Owen Hart tribute gear, so now she steps through to pay tribute in deed! But Mariah kicks and flails and grabs an arm! Mariah kicks away on Willow’s leg! Willow hobbles away, but she storms right back up! Willow waistlocks, Mariah switches, and Mariah GERMAN SUPLEXES!!

The fans fire up while both women are down! Willow goes to a corner, Mariah to the other. Mariah runs in to UPPERCUT! Mariah whips but Willow blocks! Willow shakes her head and she whips Mariah to the corner. Willow runs in, Mariah dodges to UPPERCUT! Mariah fires off forearm after forearm, then she goes corner to corner again. Willow BOOTS Mariah, goes up, but Mariah DOUBLE CHOPS! Mariah runs up into the STRATUSPHERE! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and Mariah is seeing why Willow won last year. But she also aims as Willow rises, and Mariah runs in, only for Willow to dodge the knee!

Willow rolls Mariah, Mariah rolls through, but Willow hits a FISHERMAN BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Mariah survives but Willow fireman’s carries. Mariah slips free, takes a swing, but Willow ducks and shoves her away. Willow goes the other way, but Mariah HEADBUTTS the Pounce apart!! Both women are down and the fans are thunderous! Wait, who is this in the hoody!? Willow stops them from getting in the ring, and Storm gets on the apron! The ref stops Storm, but then KRIS STATLANDER BOOTS WILLOW! Because surprise, that was Stokely Hathaway in the hoody! Willow falls, Mariah rises, and Storm says end it!

Mariah runs up to KNEE Willow down!! Cover, TWO?!?! Willow still lives and no one can believe it! Mariah drags Willow back up, fireman’s carries, but Willow fights free! So Mariah rolls to LEG TRAP JACKKNIFE! TWO!!! Willow escapes the trap that caught Hikaru Shida, and Storm is in disbelief! Storm coaches Mariah, the fans love “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the main event! Mariah reels Willow in, but Willow wrenches out to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Mariah survives and Storm rallies the fans! Willow huffs ‘n’ puffs and brings the straps down! Mariah is in a corner, reaching out for her mentor.

Willow roars, runs, and CANNONBALLS! Then she drags Mariah right up, fireman’s carries, and- Mariah pops through! Victory roll, MARIAH WINS!!!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall (2024 Queen of Harts)

Storm is ecstatic and Mariah is emotional! Willow can’t believe it, but she still shows respect to Mariah. Mariah and Storm now celebrate, because now they’re both going All In! Mariah and Storm frolic together up the ramp, and Mariah grabs the Owen Hart Foundation Championship belt. TO CLOBBER TONI WITH IT?!?! Calgary cannot believe their eyes!! But then Mariah LASHES Toni with it! And LASHES! And LASHES! Luther runs up to stop her but Mariah CLOBBERS him, too!! What has gotten into Mariah!? She LASHES Luther over and over! Storm sits up, busted open, and she asks why! But Mariah just KICKS her in the side!!

Mariah LOW BLOWS Luther!! And then CLOBBERS him off the stag and down through tables!!! Storm is in tears as her apparent protege was a wolf in sheep’s clothing! And talk about watch for the shoe, Mariah grabs one and CLUBS Storm in the head with it!! And again! And again! And again! And again!! Storm’s crimson mask grows, and Mariah DIGS the heel into the wound!! Refs run out here, and Mariah DECKS Aubrey Edwards!! Mariah’s true colors show as she kisses the bloody face of Toni Storm. The fans are losing their minds as Mariah has gone full Psycho! Will Mariah turn All In into her own slasher film?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. Only four matches because these were the only four we needed, as well as great promos, all with story build. Opening with Ospreay and MJF having their promos was the smart move, and it sets up a great title match for next week. I did not realize we’d already gotten to 250 but I suppose after five years, we were gonna get there. And Ospreay VS MJF is going to be great stuff, and I can’t really be sure who wins. The Global Glory Fatal 4 was awesome stuff, and naturally the winner is now a contender to the International Championship. Pac winning out is great, and I’d love if it was Pac VS Ospreay. Two British wrestlers fighting it out, the crowd would eat that up.

That Street Fight was great stuff. I appreciate Jericho bringing out location appropriate weapons in the black bag. And given this is Calgary Stampede, aka a rodeo, horseshoes was perfect. But of course Morrissey & Keith got involved, especially once things went backstage. No Hook, apparently Shibata wasn’t able/allowed to be there, and same for Taz I think, so Joe was all alone. I NEVER would’ve imagined Jericho driving a forklift through a wall to win a match, but here we are. I feel like this just helps Joe and Hook pull off that “miraculous return” in time to give us a huge Six Man Tag for All In.

Very good promo stuff from Mercedes Mone and Britt Baker, mostly because they had Britt run out there to run Mone off. Mone continues to embrace being a Heel that is tangentially connected to The Elite. And while Mone keeps saying no, Britt is going to keep going after her, and I think Tony Khan or Kenny Omega is gonna use their authority to make it official. It probably will be for both belts, and I’m pretty sure Mone retains. She can cheat to do it so that builds Heel heat while not really hurting Britt Baker’s return. Britt can even demand and get a rematch at All Out, which isn’t even two weeks after All In.

Another great music video from Acclaimed but I feel like they need to start putting subtitles, I could not be sure what Caster was saying at some points because he’s just that clever. But obviously, this is all building to A) tag title match at All In and B) Acclaimed wanting to be in on Blood & Guts. For that matter, Darby Allin returning and calling Jack Perry out, that itself is a two-for-one build. Perry VS Allin for the TNT Championship can be a match for All In, and Allin can be the fifth man for Team AEW. Swerve of course wanted to be the team leader for Team AEW, that’s good continuity from before. And then with Hangman losing out on the Owen Hart Cup, and hearing Swerve is part of Blood & Guts, great move for that to convince him to side with The Elite.

Speaking of which, what an awesome Men’s Owen Hart Cup match. With how Swerve is champ, it was really surprising that Hangman lost, but they did such a good job pulling it off. Bryan got bloodied, his neck was bothering him since minute one, and yet he pulls out the win with some help from Jeff Jarrett. Swerve VS Bryan is going to be awesome stuff, and Bryan has been saying he wants to retire world champion, so this could be a make or break moment for that. Then the Women’s Owen Hart Cup was equally amazing. The ring gear being tributes to both Bret & Owen was good stuff, and then to protect Willow’s loss, Stoke & Kris got involved to perhaps set up that final grudge match.

And that ending moment… Way back when she first buddied up to Toni, I sensed Mariah was going to pull something like this. It felt like she was being disingenuous on some level, and I thought it was going to be sooner, because AEW doesn’t always handle pacing in stories well, especially in women’s division story. But just as I thought they weren’t going to do it after Mariah, Mina & Storm all celebrated at Forbidden Door, they have Mariah just absolutely shock everyone. Especially with how bloody she made Storm. This immediately cranks the heat up all the way to the max, and even as soon as Collision on Saturday, we could get the “Why Mariah Why” promo for the explanation.

My Score: 9/10


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