Will the Best Man still be the best on TNT?
Miro defends his AEW TNT Championship against Evil Uno! Will the Dark Order bring home the gold? Or will Miro be The Best Man then, now and forever?
- Christian Cage VS Angelico w/ Matt Hardy; Christian wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler VS Eddie Kingston, PAC & Penta El Zero M; Kingston, PAC & Penta win.
- AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Evil Uno w/ The Dark Order; Miro wins and retains the title.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts VS ???; Archer wins.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leyla Hirsch; Nyla wins.
- Hangman Page & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Brian Cage & Will Hobbs w/ Team Taz; Hangman & Vance win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Pinnacle returns to Daily’s Place!
MJF, Tully Blanchard, FTR, Shawn Spears and Wardlow are back after recovering from their Stadium Stampede 2 defeat! What will they say and do to respond to The Inner Circle’s declaration of war?
Matt Hardy and The Hybrid2 are already in the ring!
Big Money Matt has the mic to say, “Christian Cage, you’ve been jealous of Matt Hardy for years, because I’ve made so much more money than you in this industry!” Now, his “associate,” Angelico, will use Hardy’s wisdom and experience to END Christian’s career! And Hardy promises Christian that he will never financially recover! But Captain Charisma makes his entrance now, not afraid of those threats. Will he #OutWorkEveryone and win that money Hardy wants for himself?
Christian Cage VS Angelico w/ Matt Hardy & Jack Evans!
The bell rings, fans cheer for Christian as he circles with Angelico. They tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Christian reverses the hammerlock, gets a headlock and the takeover! Angelico fights up, pries free and steps over to then wrench the arm to a wristlock. Christian powers through to wrench Angelico and YANK the arm. Angelico spins and steps through to hook and spin and wrench and arm-drag Christian, then lounge on the mat. Fans boo Angelico but he eggs Christian on, while holding a leg guard. Angelico dares Christian to take his leg and fans rally up. Christian doesn’t fall for the trap so Angelico gets up to talk trash. Christian SLAPS him for it!
Christian puts Angelico in a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! The fans count, Christian uses both hands to get up to 10! Christian lets off, goes out to the apron and climbs up behind Angelico, but Angelico hots him first! Angelico hits a SUPER ARM-DRAG, then STOMPS the arm! And PENALTY KICKS! And stomps again! Fans boo but Angelico soaks it up as he hooks up one arm, then both arms of Christian! Christian is stuck and Angelico fish hooks his face. Ref Aubrey reprimands, Angelico lets off, and Christian gets up to throw hands! Angelico knees low, then whips Christian hard into buckles!
Fans boo but Angelico soaks up the heat. Angelico covers, TWO! Christian clings to ropes but Angelico goes after the arm by standing on it! Hardy talks trash right in Christian’s face, then Angelico lets off as Aubrey counts. Fans rally up for Christian but Angelico kick shim around. Christian hits back with body shots then an uppercut! Angelico runs into a mule kick, Christian goes up to jump and sunset flip! Angelico rolls through, has the legs, but Christian kicks him away! Christian gets up into a PENALTY KICK! Angelico has Christian’s arms, steps over to crisscross them, then has an ARMBAR! Christian is caught in a modified juji-gatame but he endures!
Fans rally, Hardy shouts at Christian to quit, but he scoots around and gets a ropebreak with a foot! Angelico lets go fast but is frustrated as Christian stay sin this. Angelico has Christian in a corner, JABS him, then goes after the bad arm. Angelico JABS Christian again, hoists him up top, and is after the arm. Christian resists, but Angelico wrenches. Christian blocks to turn things back around, TORNADO INVERTED DDT! Christian can’t make a cover but he keeps focus on Angelico. Christian throws hands, ROCKS Angelico and whips, but Angelico reverses, only for Christian to run him over! Christian climbs, leaps and missile dropkicks! Cover, TWO!
Christian puts Angelico on the ropes and stands on him to choke him! Aubrey counts, Christian slingshots up and over, but Jack Evans distracts Christian! Christian scares Evans off, Angelico dodges the uppercut and drags Christian to the apron. Christian hotshots Angelico away! Christian climbs a corner, aims and leaps, DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives and Christian grits his teeth in frustration. Fans fire up as both men rise, but Angelico gets Christian’s arm to WRING it out! Angelico stands on Christian’s chest, puts the bad arm on the ropes, then goes up the corner. Angelico jumps but Christian BOOTS him from below!
Christian then BOOTS Angelico into a corner, catches him for a cradle, TWO!! Angelico narrowly escapes but fans are fired up. Christian stalks Angelico, Angelico elbows him away! Christian avoids the sweep but not the EDDY GORDO! Jackknife cover, TWO!! Christian lives and Angelico is beside himself! Fans are thunderous as both men rise. Angelico goes to wrench but Christian reverses, reels Angelico in, heads collide and both men go down! Fans rally back up, Christian and Angelico get to opposite corners, and Angelico runs in, only to miss! SWING KICK from Christian and he climbs up again, FLYING UPPERCUT!
Christian watches Angelico as he stirs and fans fire up again! Christian watches Hardy as he hooks the arms, turns Angelico, KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall
But here comes Jack Evans! Christian ducks the kick but Hardy gets in! Christian fires off on Evans, Evans flops out of the ring, but Christian turns around into the TWIST OF FATE! Big Money Matt has Angelico stomp Christian more, then gets him up in the double underhooks. But JUNGLE BOY rushes out! Hardy and TH2 retreat, but will JB make them pay for what they’re trying to do to Captain Charisma?
AEW Dynamite is going big for July!
The first four weeks in a row of AEW back on the road, and each week is something epic! First, the inaugural #RoadRager event on July 7th in Miami, Florida! Then July 14th and 21st, the TWO PART Fyter Fest 2021! Night One in Cedar Park, Texas and Night Two in Garland, Texas! And to top it all off, July 28th in Charlotte, North Carolina, Fight for the Fallen 2021! Tickets on sale now, get yours at AEWTIX.com!
Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
Next week is going to be a huge debut! A tag team match where it is Aaron Solow & QT Marshall VS Cody Rhodes and his partner will be the newest signee to AEW, BROCK ANDERSON! Arn Anderson’s son is joining the Nightmare Family! And with that, here comes Cody Rhodes! He, Arn and Brock are all here, and Schiavone is happy to see they’re all smiles after last week. It’s big for Brock to make his Dynamite debut next week and Cody thanks Schiavone for that. Cody is confident that Brock wasn’t just born on third base, he will steal home, maybe even hit a homerun each and every night.
“It is an ungodly standard some of these dads have set for us,” but Cody won’t lie to us. If anyone can do it, it’s Brock Anderson! Fans cheer on Brock and Cody continues to say, “I also wouldn’t mind a modicum of revenge myself,” since Anthony Ogogo beat him. But here comes QT to argue the point. Beat by Ogogo? No, QT pinned Cody by himself! Just like he’s out here by himself. And enough with these vanity projects, all this second generation nepotism. Does Brock want pyro? Why not come in from the ceiling? QT is getting sick of this, so here’s the deal! Fans boo loudly but QT talks over them. Cody has been neglecting Comoroto and Solow, this is how this started.
But we know what makes Cody Rhodes Cody Rhodes: the fans! Not the Internet Wrestling Community, but the actual paying customers that go to the shows. So when AEW Goes back on the road to start July, QT wants a full house so that they can all see him whoop Cody’s ass! And not just metaphorically, he means it literally in a SOUTH BEACH STRAP MATCH Oh a strap match, huh? How about right now? Cody can use his own belt! QT backs off to get his own belt ready, and then he SMACKS Arn from behind! Brock TACKLES QT on behalf of his dad! Referees rush to stop this, but fans are fired up for Brock even more!
QT runs away, but will he survive next week to even have the Strap Match with the American Nightmare?
Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler VS Eddie Kingston, PAC & Penta El Zero M!
Matt & Nick Jackson have been doing whatever they want to whoever they want, but the Mad King isn’t going to let that continue any longer! Kingston used to be friends with Penta, but can they at least be allies in stopping the AEW World Tag Team Champions and their stooge?
The teams sort out, Don Callis joins commentary to predict the victory already, and The Bastard steps up to Matt. Fans chant “Young Bucks Suck!” as Matt steps to Pac. Pac calls out Cutler for that camera shot to the leg last week! Cutler wants no part of this, and Matt tries a sucker punch! Pac blocks it, ROCKS Matt, and then Matt pinballs between Penta and Kingston in the corner! Pac whips Matt into a corner and Matt bounces off and flounders about! Matt reaches out, Nick makes Cutler tag in! Cutler doesn’t want to enter, Matt slingshots him in! Cutler staggers up to his feet and Pac CLOBBERS him back down!
Pac stalks Cutler, runs in corner to corner and uppercuts Cutler down! Pac looms over Cutler and fans are fired up. Pac gets Cutler up, wrenches, but looks to his corner. He doesn’t tag Kingston but tags in Penta! Scoop SLAM to WAZZAAAP? Cover, TWO! Penta stares down the Bucks but they stay back as he gets Cutler up. Penta KICKS Cutler in the leg and Cutler crumbles. Fans chant ‘CERO MIEDO!” for Penta, and he rips the tracksuit open to CHOP the chest! Fans love that and want “One More Time!” Penta tags in Kingston, they mug Cutler, and Kingston throws forearms on Cutler. Kingston whips, KNEES Cutler, then repeats!
Kingston snapmares and DOUBLE STOMPS Cutler! Cover, TWO! The Bucks still stay back, and Kingston gets Cutler up to suplex. Kingston holds Cutler up before the SLAM! Kingston drops an elbow then covers, TWO! The Bucks act like they care but they aren’t showing it. Pac tags in and Kingston is a bit confused. Penta keeps the peace between his mutual friends, but Pac stalks Cutler to then BOOT him down! Pac drags Cutler up, then THROWS him to the Bucks! He dares either of them to tag in, so Matt takes it. Pac gives Matt a hip toss and copies the Bucks’ handspring to basement dropkick! And he mocks the pose! Nick gets in but trips over his own feet! Pac CLOBBERS Nick!
Matt back suplexes but Pac lands on his feet to fire off kicks! Pac runs, Matt distracts the ref and Nick trips him up! Nick drags Pac out but Pac ROCKS him! Cutler runs in but Pac BACK DROPS Cutler away! Pac goes back to the ring but Matt WRECKS him with a dropkick! Nick BLASTS Kingston off the apron and Penta hurries to check on him. Nick gets Pac up and fans boo but Matt mocks their jeers. The Bucks put Pac in but Kingston tosses in a chair from the crowd! Matt protests as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref gets the chair out, Matt stomps and chokes Pac! Matt lets off as the ref reprimands, and he tags Nick. The Bucks drag Pac up to bring him around and whip him to ropes, for a DOUBLE BOOT! The Bucks double hip thrust then hit double elbow drops! The Bucks kip up together and soak up the heat. Nick drags Pac up, whips him hard into the corner, then runs in to SHINING WIZARD! Pac flops down, Nick mockingly has him hold out a hand to his corner, then brings him away to scrape his soles on Pac’s feet! Nick does his best Macho Man posturing before he gets Pack back up. Nick bumps Pac off buckles, Matt tags in, and Matt fires off hands!
The ref counts, Matt stomps but lets off at 4, fired up over the top. Matt distracts the ref while Nick chokes Pac! Nick lets off before he gets caught, and Cutler gives him cold spray on his back. Nick thanks Cutler and then Matt goes after Pac. Kingston protests but that only helps Matt get away with more! Matt taunts Penta, the ref keeps Penta back, and the Bucks fake a tag. Nick gets Pac up to feed to Matt’s Nike! Matt tags back in, Nick BLASTS Penta, and AEW returns to single picture as the Bucks bring Pac around. Kingston is pissed but the Bucks double whip Pac into their corner. Nick run sin but Pac TOSSES him! Pac BOOTS Matt, then hurries for the corner!
Matt pulls hair to bring Pac back around! Matt climbs up, reels Pac in, but Pac TOSSES the tornado DDT away! Fans fire up as Pac crawls, but Cutler runs in! Pac back kicks Cutler down! Tag to Kingston! Kingston rallies on Cutler and the Bucks with haymakers! Matt throat chops, whips, but Kingston reverses to an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Nick leaps but into Kingston’s clinch! EXPLODER! Fans are thunderous, hot tag to Penta! Penta climbs for a DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Cutler grabs Penta, Bucks take aim, but Penta ducks and the DOUBLE SUPERKICKS hit Cutler! Penta ducks Matt, mule kicks, then wheelbarrows Nick! Victory roll pop-up to the DESTROYER on Matt!!
Fans are electric as Penta KICKS Nick’s leg! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Cutler trips him! Cutler holds him, Nick goes to the apron, but again Penta ducks and the PENALTY KICK hits Cutler! Penta gets on the apron, APRON BACKSTABBER and it sends Nick onto Cutler! Penta gets Matt for the PUMP HANDLE DRIVER! Cover, Cutler breaks it! Cutler scurries away, Matt gets to a corner, Penta tags in Pac! Pac runs in to forearm Matt! Kingston adds a knee! Penta runs in to SUPERKICK! Matt is down, Pac is up, but Cutler has his camera! Kingston intercepts but the contact with ropes still makes Pac wobble! Matt trips Pac up, but Kingston CLOBBERS Matt!
Nick punches Kingston, but Kingston just fires up! Nick throws another punch, Kingston fires off CHOP after CHOP after CHOP! Kingston whips, Nick dodges and spins through the ropes to LARIAT! Penta returns to mule kick and whip! Nick reverses, Penta reverses back and arm-drags Nick out of the ring! Penta builds speed, and FLIES with the escalara tope conjilo!! Cutler and Nick are down, Pac has Matt all alone! 450 SPLASH! To BRUTALIZER!!! Matt refuses to give up, Nick gets in to stomp Pac! Pac holds on! Nick tries again and again but Pac is tough! Kingston ENZIGURIS Nick! Pac wants to slingshot but Kingston says they can do this together!
Pac agrees, they DOUBLE DIVE!! Fosbury Flop and a Tope Suicida in stereo!! But Matt rolls Pac with tights! TWO!! SUP- NO! Pac blocks the kick and Matt pleads for mercy! Pac kicks and kicks and kicks, but Nick KICKS Pac! The Bucks coordinate, Cutler joins in, BUCKLE BOMB DOUBLE-GIRI! Matt scoops and SLAMS Pac, tags Cutler, and Cutler SPRINGBOARD FROGGY FLOPS!! URAKEN!! Pac covers Cutler, Kingston and Death Triangle win!!
Winners: Eddie Kingston, PAC & Penta El Zero M, by pinfall
But Nick SUPERKICKS Kingston! And Matt SUPERKICKS Penta! The Elite are sore losers as they stomp their opponents out! The Good Brothers are here to join in! They get Penta up for a mugging, and the same for Kingston! But here comes FRANKIE KAZARIAN! The #EliteHunter wants vengeance for SCU and he starts with Doc Gallows! Kingston and Penta throw the rest out, Gallows ROCKS Kaz but Kaz comes back to CLOTHESLINE Gallows out! Gallows gets up but the Elite has him stand down!
Kingston points out Cutler to Kaz, and Kaz CLOBBERS him!! The Heavy Metal Rebel may be another ally in this fight! Will this help tip the scales in the battle against the corrupt Elite?
The Elite share their perspective of the Double or Nothing “conspiracy.”
Directed by Michael “Kurosawa,” aka just Michael Nakazawa, it is a highlight reel of the epic Triple Threat from Double or Nothing. Or as Don Callis put it last week and in this video, “The Dark Side of AEW, the #KhanJob to take the belt of off Kenny Omega.” This “raw footage” has subtitles that claim referee Bryce Remberg said he hates Kenny Omega and wants him to lose the belt! And it even changes “F You Don!” to “Thank You Don!” as Callis blatantly gives Omega belts. But it skips the belt shot after belt shot after belt shot after belt shot, because Omega has four belts to use, that helped Omega take out Pac. And then it edits happy fans into the celebration of Omega’s victory. Is anyone going to call The Elite out on their BS?
The Pinnacle heads to the ring!
MJF leads the way as he, Tully Blanchard, FTR, Shawn Spears and Wardlow all walk out and have mics. Dax Harwood says it goes without saying that Stadium Stampede 2 didn’t go their way. And that’s okay. That match wasn’t made for men like them. Dax calls out Santana & Ortiz specifically, saying those two gave FTR one hell of a fight. And in the middle of all that chaos, something clicked for Dax: The four of them aren’t so different. Yes, FTR are hardened Carolina boys while Proud ‘n’ Powerful are streetwise Bronx kids, but that’s where the differences end. They all came from nothing, they all overcame adversity, and they all made something of themselves.
Fans chant for “Inner Circle!” as Dax says Santana & Ortiz lost their edge but FTR never did. That is why FTR tried to end their careers and gave them piledrivers through tables. That is why FTR tried to take food from their family’s mouths. Dax has a family to provide for, and most importantly he has a bank account he has to fill up. Cash says he’s a single man with no family so he doesn’t give a SH*T about either of one of theirs! It’s been two years, and PNP still aren’t AEW World Tag Team Champions. Why is that? Because the biggest difference here is that The Pinnacle is truly a family! They work together to build their legacies! But PNP is just happy to be a footnote in someone else’s history.
Shawn Spears calls out Sammy Guevara. Sammy got the moment of a lifetime at Spears’ expense. And Jericho called Sammy, of all people, a hero? HERO?! Why?! Because he got lucky?! Because he wears fanny packs and has a vlog?! Or is it because Sammy does crazy, outlandish moves and throws caution to the wind? That doesn’t make Sammy a hero, that makes him a glorified indie darling! The Pinnacle is what professionals look like! SPEARS is the hero here! This ain’t done! Tully has Spears calm down, and Wardlow steps up to call out Jake Hager. Hager is obsessed with Wardlow, isn’t he? Wardlow is starting to think Hager needs him.
And why is that? Is that because ever interaction, every fight, every match, Wardlow brings out the absolute best in him? Then Wardlow gets it. Hager wants this to keep this going, Wardlow will play along. Hager wants to invite Wardlow to his “comfort zone,” because Hager knows he could never beat Wardlow in the ring? Hager wants Wardlow to step into Hager’s world? Well next week, YOU’RE ON! And Wardlow will show Hager that it doesn’t matter if it’s in the ring, a freezer, a football field, or an octagon, “when you’re standing across from me, you’re always in Wardlow’s world!”
And of course MJF is next. He knows The Pinnacle is angry, but if he’s being honest, he’s just tired. MJF is tired everyone is telling him there’s something to prove, when in reality, he is already the best. “And being the best so young, so fast, that’s daunting. That’s pressure.” Not that anyone in the audience can relate to that because they will never be the best at anything. So that brings MJF to Chris Jericho. MJF admits he grew up idolizing Jericho. MJF watched every match, every promo, read every book.
MJF takes us back in time. The year was 2019, the Jacksonville, FL Double or Nothing rally. After MJF was done on stage, he goes backstage and boom, there he was. His idol, Jericho powerwalked right by him. MJF’s heart was beating a million miles a minute! He knew he’d have the opportunity to work with Jericho, tag with him, wrestle against him, and that should’ve been a dream come true, “but it wasn’t.” MJF wasn’t sure why and it kept him up at night. But then it hit him. MJF was idolizing a false god! Jericho wasn’t larger than life, he was just like everyone else: “not even remotely on my level.”
MJF has beaten Jericho TWICE, and has nothing to prove to the fans and nothing to prove to Jericho! The next match request is DENIED! Then there’s Sammy. MJF could pretend to be shocked that Sammy let Jericho speak on his behalf about their own rivalry, but he wasn’t. Not just because Sammy is chicken sh*t, but also because if MJF were him, he wouldn’t want to talk, either, since Sammy has the same speaking skills as Helen Keller. Sammy does NOT belong in the ring with MJF, so Sammy should keep MJF’s name out of his mouth! Because MJF is better than you, and you know it!
But then Jericho responds by shouting out to The Pinnacle from the titantron. We really doing this again? We know how the movie ends. They know what happens when you don’t give The Inner Circle what they want. But the Pinnacle bested them with another brilliant soliloquy. Good for you, MJF. But they can walk home now, because the Inner Circle found their limousine! Get it, boys! They take SLEDGEHAMMERS to the windows! And baseball bats to the sides! And graffiti to the paint on the hood! And knives to the tires! And they smash the tail lights! The Pinnacle is furious and shout for security to stop this! This is a CRIME!
Santana finishes writing “El Barto” on the side, and Hager brings in a forklift! The forklift isn’t here to lift, but the STAB the limo in the side! Oh, and then lift it! The doors are ripped from the frame and the forklift lets it down. Jericho suggests The Pinnacle get an Uber! Sammy says he’ll fight MJF any night of the week! The Inner Circle heads out, and the ball is in The Pinnacle’s court. Will MJF and his team play Jericho’s game?
Darby Allin and Sting speak.
“Scorpio and Ethan,” Darby is not replacing Sting next week. Because he wants this to be a 2v1 HANDICAP MATCH! Darby asks Sting to stay home. Why? So he can get beat up? Darby asks Sting to stay. He isn’t stupid, but Sting got the win at Double or Nothing. Darby needs to prove to both Scorpio & Ethan that he can do something on his own. Darby has nothing to prove! He was a TNT Champion when Sting arrived and did all that on his own. Darby is who he is because of Darby, not because of Sting. They both won at DON. Darby says it’s not about that. He just asks Sting to stay home. Just this once. It’s what Darby wants. Then Sting agrees, he’ll stay away.
Sting wants a fist bump, Darby says he respects the hell out of Sting, and he gives it. The deal is struck, but who will come to regret it more?
AEW TNT Championship: Miro VS Evil Uno w/ The Dark Order!
The Best Man bested the Murderhawk Monster at Double or Nothing, but mostly because he played off the attachment Lance Archer had to Jake the Snake. Player One feels he’s being selfish, but he would gladly be selfish if it meant validating a 17 year career, honoring a 15 year friendship with the late, great Brodie Lee, and restoring the pride of the Dark Order. Will Uno be the one? Or will the Bulgarian Barbarian brutalize him with the strength he has been blessed with?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and so much more than just the championship is on the line!
Miro and Uno circle and fans rally up. Miro and Uno tie up, Miro powers Uno to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans boo and Miro dares Uno to reset. Uno gets out of the corner, they tie up, and Miro waistlocks to SLAM Uno down! Miro floats to a facelock, pushes Uno to a cover, ONE! Miro gets the facelock and keeps Uno from ropes. Miro scoops and SLAMS Uno, and then he soaks up the heat. Uno gets up, Miro kicks low then ROCKS him with a forearm! Miro throws heavy body shots, then scoops again. Uno slips out to CHOP, but Miro doesn’t flinch!
Uno CHOPS again, Miro just snarls! Miro steps up but Uno dumps him out! Miro gets up but Uno stomps at him. Uno backs off and dares Miro to get in, but Miro trips him up this time. Miro throws more body shots, Uno staggers back, but then Uno dodges and Miro punches post! Miro clutches his knuckles as Uno gets on the apron. Miro turns around into Uno’s CANNONBALL! Direct hit and the fans fire up for Uno! Uno is surprised himself, and he gets into the ring to elbow Miro! And BOOT him! Uno hops up but Miro YANKS him off into a SAIDO! Miro glares into the camera then smiles as AEW goes picture in picture.
Miro shakes out the hand that hit steel, but he stalks Uno to ropes. Miro gets Uno up for a BIG suplex! Uno writhes, Miro paces, and then Miro chokes Uno on ropes! The ref counts, Miro lets off but he KICKS Uno in the back! Uno staggers away, Miro stalks him, and Uno CHOPS! Miro still doesn’t flinch, so Uno throws a forearm. Miro DECKS Uno, covers, TWO! Uno gets to a corner, Miro is after him, and Miro stomps Uno’s feet! Miro kicks Uno’s legs again and again, then hauls him up to whip corner to corner hard! Uno bounces off buckles and hits the mat, but Miro just looms over him. Miro grins as he sits Uno up, and has a fish hook in Uno’s eye!
Uno flails and claws and the ref counts, but Miro lets go. Only to fish hook Uno’s nose! The ref again counts, Miro mockingly counts along, and lets go at 4. Miro toys with Uno as he CLUBS him on the back! Miro sits Uno up to trap the arms in a straitjacket stretch! Uno endures, fans rally up, but Miro leans on the hold. Miro brings Uno down to the mat, and he shouts in Uno’s face. Uno keeps kicking and moving to get back up. Miro brings Uno around, Uno throws body shots and gets free. Uno throws forearms, runs, but into a DROPKICK from Miro! AEW returns to single picture as Miro soaks up the heat again.
Uno goes to the apron, Miro runs and BLASTS him off! Miro encourages the fans to boo and jeer while Uno writhes on the ground. Fans shout, “MIRO SUCKS! MIRO SUCKS!” but Miro encourages it. The Dark Order coach Uno as the ring count is climbing! Uno gets up at 5 but is floundering back to the ring. The count is 7, then 8! Uno is in at 9.9! Fans are fired up but Miro goes out to CLOBBER Stu Grayson out! Miro glares at Alan Angels and chases him to the ramp! Angels gets away but Miro throws a buckle pad at Angels! Miro then goes back to Uno, but Uno hits a JAWBREAKER! Uno throws forearms and fans rally behind him!
Uno ROCKS Miro, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off more forearms! Miro shoves, Uno ducks and dodges to RANA Miro! Miro staggers to a corner, Uno goes corner to corner to clothesline! Uno goes side to side for a forearm smash! Uno goes again, but has to dodge Miro again! Uno BOOTS Miro down and fans are thunderous! Uno hurries to a corner, climbs up top, and Stu is back up to rally with the fans! UNO SWANTON! Cover, ONE?!? Miro is breathing heavy but the rest of the Dark Order is here to reinforce Uno! Even Negative One, aka Brodie Lee Jr! Uno is invigorated, and he gets Miro up. Miro blocks the bomb so Uno stomps the hands!
Uno fires a forearm, then runs, but leaps into Miro’s arms! Miro swings, Uno slips out! Uno waistlocks, Miro switches and O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Miro runs into the buckle he bared! Uno gets Miro to another cover, TWO!?!? Miro survives and the Dark Order can’t believe it! Uno fires up with the Dark Order coaching him on! Miro stands, Uno gives shout out to Brodie, “This is Awesome!” As Uno DISCUS! But Miro stays up!? Miro CLOBBERS Uno!! Miro wags his finger at the Dark Order, STOMPS Uno, and GAME OVEER!!! Uno is bent way back, Uno taps! Miro wins!
Winner: Miro, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)
But Miro won’t let go until he is satisfied! Miro holds up the title in front of the entire Dark Order, rubbing salt in the wound. Uno could not do it, but could there be another that takes this title back? Or will The Best Man stay the best TNT Champion yet?
AEW takes a closer look at El Idolo.
Andrade has the bloodline, the swagger, the style, and the skills afforded to him by being a third generation wrestler. The Face of Latinos will be back next Friday to have an interview with Jim Ross!
Schiavone is back in the ring!
He mentions that in a couple of weeks, we will see Kenny Omega defend the AEW World Championship against Jungle Boy, but he and Don Callis are here again to talk about that and more! Schiavone says, “With all due respect to you, champion, the video that we saw that you guys put together, to tie Jungle Boy into this conspiracy theory that you have, a young man who had to go through 20 other men to get the world title shot, is just-” Callis says Schiavone needs to stop insulting the world champion! If they want to say that JB overcame 20 men, then what about Kenny and Callis overcoming a conspiracy from the company itself?!
This conspiracy reaches the highest level, the #KhanJob, to take this title off Omega! What Callis sees is good job, JB, for winning. Great job earning a shot. But to him and Kenny, JB is just like that band that sings his entrance song: A ONE HIT WONDER! Omega says, “Don’t get me wrong,” he knows his obligations as champion and what he has to do. He’s supposed to sell this match like JB is so incredible as #1 contender to the most protected and prestigious prize in ALL of professional wrestling! But guess what?! Guess what!? Omega can’t bring himself to say something bad about JB. When he sees those long, flowing, golden locks and his underwear model style body of his, Omega sees… A little bit of young Omega.
In fact, Omega quite respects JB. One day, JB might be a champion just like Omega. But there’s something that’s missing and he can’t put his finger on it. “Mr. Callis, you’re better at these things than I am,” so what is it JB is missing? Callis agrees, JB has just about everything. EXCEPT this one thing! What JB doesn’t have is THE GUTS- Well wait a minute! Here comes Jungle Boy right now! He goes right to the ring as fans sing his theme song! Omega seems shocked and Callis seems upset, but Omega chuckles. “Mr. Callis, if you will.” Callis takes the belt while Omega says he’s just as surprised as anyone. He’s never known JB to be a “promo guy” who really talks.
Does JB have any confidence to step in front of a champion? Does he have something to say? In fact, Omega knows he has NOTHING to say because JB doesn’t have the guts, just as Callis said! And standing in front of a wrestling god, what could he do? Is JB going to throw down with Omega before their match? Is this going to be a battle of wits? Is this going to be the greatest promo in the history of pro-wrestling live on national television? Omega thinks not! Mr. Callis, who the heck is better on the mic than Omega? NOBODY! Gosh dang right! So if JB has something to say, Omega will give him five seconds. Get it out quick, Omega is getting a little pissed off.
JB gets the mic, and says, “Man, you talk way too much.” Omega laughs that off, but then swing son JB! JB dodges and fifes off forearms! Callis bails out, JB has Omega on the ropes but Omega rakes eyes! Omega throws off sunglasses and jacket to throw hands on JB! Omega talks trash, tells JB will regret that, and then whips. JB ducks and gets around to trip Omega up! SNARE TRAP! But the Bucks run in and JB bails out! JB has guts but he won’t let The Elite get him! Will Saturday Night Dynamite be the night Omega loses the title?
Jade Cargill and Mark Sterling speak.
Smart Mark says they are thrilled that the “monetization plan” is on track and in full effect. Jade’s revenues are already up 43% across the board! And with the Law Offices of Mark Sterling on the case, they’ve stripped away all the freeloaders, hanger-ons, and bamboozlers. Jade has a family to feed, after all, and they will be fed for years to come. But that family also has expensive tastes. Jade is already a star in the wrestling business in under a year, so they’ll make sure she’s a household name.
First thing is Jade’s catchphrase. These women can’t keep it out of their mouth. Mark agrees, “That B Word” is catchy, and residuals when anyone else uses it, let’s tell everyone why Jade’s a star. “Cuz I’m… That… BITCH.” Jade is rolling in the green, but when will she get her hands on the gold?
AEW hears from Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky.
“Darby, we gave you an opportunity. All you had to do was go out and get yourself a partner that wasn’t going to do all the work for you. And just like the sensitive little child you are, you couldn’t even do that right!” Now Darby wants to take them on alone? Scorpio’s seen Darby do a lot of dumb things, from jumping off buildings to setting himself on fire. But Scorpio will be damned if this isn’t the dumbest. Ethan says actions have consequences. Darby already knows the consequences of stepping into the ring with them. But does he understand the mental consequences? They cost him his TNT Championship. What’s gonna happen when they pin him in the middle of the ring?
Darby’s already “butthurt” after the trash they talked, and he is dumb enough to sign up for a Handicap Match against the #MenOfTheYear! Bit by bit, they will chop Darby down, step on his body, and raise themselves to the next level! It is only up from here for the Men of the Year. Oh, good catchphrase. Thanks, Ethan likes it, too. But will All Ego & The Face of the Revolution like it even better after they’ve left Darby battered and bruised?
Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts VS Chandler Hopkins!
The Murderhawk Monster is hardly ever in a good mood, but he’s in an even worse one after losing at Double or Nothing, and seeing Miro win again tonight! Chandler Hopkins rushes him at the ropes, only to get TOSSED back into the ring! Archer clamps on a choke grip, for a CHOKE- NO! Hopkins knees free, runs and springboards, but Archer CLOBBERS him out of the air! Jake the Snake applauds, Archer drags Hopkins up for the CHOKE SLAM! Archer is seething, and he grabs Hopkins. Jake starts filming this on his phone as Archer puts Hopkins up top and ROCKS him with a right hand! Inverted crucifix, BLACKOUT BOMB!! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
And just like that, Archer storms back to the tunnel. Archer isn’t going to enjoy his victories until he has the title that has eluded him! Will it only take a few days for him to again go after Miro and the TNT Championship?
The Wingmen speak.
The Hollywood Hunk, Ryan Nemeth, starts by telling Orange Cassidy, “You are the worst dressed wrestler in all of AEW. You look like a little kid!” JD Drake, Cezar Bononi and “Pretty” Peter Avalon agree. Nemeth says they’re offering Cassidy a spot in the Wingman Makeover Program. Avalon says there are two options: Either let the Wingmen rearrange your wardrobe, or Cezar Bononi rearranges your face! And he’ll do it, too. Will Freshly Squeezed let “Beautiful” Bononi beat him to a pulp? Or will he show them that casual is in?
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leyla Hirsch!
The Native Beast may be a Vicious Vixen, but her opponent is #LEGIT! Vickie mockingly brings out a stepstool because Leyla is legit the shortest competitor in AEW. Leyla picks up the stepstool to TOSS it at Vickie! Will Leyla show us that everyone’s the same size when they’re on the mat?
But as soon as Leyla gets in the ring, Nyla CLOBBERS her! The bell rings, Nyla stomps Leyla and gets her up to scoop and SLAM! Fans boo but Nyla smiles as she stands Leyla up for another scoop. Leyla fights and drags Nyla down! Leyla wants the armbar but Nyla gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Leyla lets off but comes running in to fire off forearms! Fans fire up as Leyla keeps Nyla on the ropes! The ref backs Leyla off but she SHOTGUNS Nyla out of the ring! Leyla builds speed for LEGIT TOPE into Nyla’s arms! Nyla RAMS Leyla into the apron, the knees her down! And then RAMS her into the apron again!
Nyla brings Leyla up, bumps her off the apron, then soaks up the heat. Leyla gets up, Nyla forearms her against the post! But then Leyla blocks a shot to SLAM the arm into the post! Leyla steps over to drag Nyla down for a modified armbar! But Nyla powers up to SWING Leyla into barriers! Leyla is a heap on the floor while Nyla refreshes the ring count. Nyla soaks up more heat, and she drags Leyla up to put her in the ring. Nyla stalks Leyla, stands on her head, and whips her to ropes to CLOBBER her with a full body block! Nyla runs to drop a knee! Cover, TWO! Leyla is tough but Nyla clamps onto Leyla with a claw!
AEW is picture in picture as Nyla drives elbows down into Leyla’s shoulders. Nyla drags Leyla up to choke her on the ropes! The ref counts, Nyla lets off at 4 and Vickie SLAPS Leyla behind the ref’s back! Vickie shouts at Leyla, Leyla swipes at Vickie! Nyla stomps Leyla down, but Leyla throws body shots. Nyla knees low, CLUBS Leyla down, then steps over for a mounted armbar. Nyla BITES Leyla’s fingers! The ref reprimands, Nyla stops, but then Nyla bites fingers again! Leyla gets the ropebreak and Nyla lets off. The ref watches Vickie closely but she backs off. Nyla gets Leyla up, but Leyla fights the choke grip to then fire off kicks!
Nyla blocks a kick to CLUB Leyla then TOSS her! Leyla flounders to the ropes as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Leyla hits a METEORA in the corner, then a SWINGING DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives but fans are thunderous for Leyla! Leyla gets Nyla up in a waistlock but Nyla runs to throw Leyla off to the apron! Nyla gets Leyla up but Leyla shoulders in! Leyla goes up and slingshots to GERMAN SUPLEX!! Fans are going nuts as Leyla hits a RUNNING KNEE! Leyla fires up and aims again, springboard and LIONSAULT!! Cover, TWO!!! Nyla gets out, and even grabs ropes for good measure! Vickie is furious, Leyla stomps Nyla’s arm then shakes out her own bad arm. Leyla drags Nyla down but Nyla fights off the armbar! Nyla stacks, dead lifts, and CHOKE SLAMS!
Fans boo but Nyla looms over Leyla. Nyla drags Leyla up, reels her in and suplexes, but Nyla’s back makes that hard. Nyla gets Leyla on the ropes all the same, and goes to the corner! Nyla climbs, Leyla hops down and fires off hands on Nyla! Nyla hits back as Leyla climbs, and they brawl up top! Vickie freaks out but Nyla HEADBUTTS Leyla down! But Leyla gets right back up and fires off on Nyla! Leyla climbs to SUPER STEIN- NO! Nyla blocks, brings Leyla up, SUPER BEAST BOMB!! Cover, Nyla wins!!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Leyla is still legit, but Nyla is still a beast! Vickie puts one of Britt Baker’s shirts over Leyla to send a message to the AEW Women’s World Champion. Will this victory mean Nyla gets to sink her teeth into The Doctor soon enough? Speaking of…
Schiavone interviews Britt Baker and Rebel backstage.
A win for Nyla Rose after how she disrupted the celebration of The Doctor, our AEW Women’s World Champion. Britt says Schiavone’s right for once, and she was FURIOUS that Nyla ruined the fun. But then as your Role Model, Britt took a deep breath and said Nyla looked good flipping those burgers. Maybe Nyla should stick to that full-time, with some dignity. Nyla sure didn’t show Leyla any. How rude to poke fun at her height disadvantage. Bless her heart. Britt has crocodile tears as she says she’d never do that, but then brings the conversation back to herself.
Britt’s been a champion for how long and she already is the superior women’s champion in AEW history! The endorsements are flying in left and right! What did Nyla have? Nothing! But Britt will simply add Nyla to the list of “jealous bitches in the back.” Burn! And Britt knows why Nyla is coming for this: Nyla needs this. This title makes Nyla. But with Britt, she makes the title. Just like she made this division and just like she’s making a whole new era! Yours Truly, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. But will Britt be eating those words along with her teeth when the Native Beast comes after her?
AEW Dynamite has another BIG Friday next week!
After how things went down earlier tonight, The Elite and the Elite hunters are mixing it up! Matt Jackson will be the solo Buck teaming with the Good Brothers to take on Eddie Kingston, Penta El Zero M and Frankie Kazarian! Will the Heavy Metal Rebel prove himself an asset against Don Callis’ cavalcade of creeps? And it seems Orange Cassidy has already chosen to do things the hard way! He and Bononi will throw down, with the Best Friends and The Wingmen all present at ringside! All that on top of Darby Allin’s 2v1 Handicap match, the MMA Rules Cage Fight between Hager and Wardlow, and the AEW in-ring debut of Brock Anderson as he battles alongside Cody Rhodes against The Factory’s QT & Solow!
Hangman Page & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Brian Cage & Will Hobbs w/ Team Taz!
The Anxious Millennial Cowboy and The Machine are one apiece, but before settling things on their own, Taz himself dared Hangman to take on his behemoths! Number 10 stepped up, but will he be enough to help Page stop the Pate of Rage?
The teams sort out and Hangman starts with Cage. Hangman rushes in but Cage RAMS him into a corner! Cage RAMS his shoulder in more, then whips Hangman corner to corner. Hangman reverses to fire off forearms! Hangman fires off in the corner, the ref backs him off but Hangman is fired up. Hobbs barks at him, and Cage kicks low! Cage pump handles and lifts but Hangman lands on his feet! Cage ducks the sliding lariat to ghost pin, but Hangman slips out! Hangman sweeps the legs, STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Cage blocks a whip to whip Hangman, then hurdles to hip toss to a BACKBREAKER!
Hangman writhes and fans boo but Cage brings Hangman up to ROCK him with a right. Hangman goes to a corner, Cage scrapes his face on ropes! Cage whips Hangman, Vance tags in as Hangman ducks and dodges, Hangman ROCK Cage with a forearm! Hangman fires off on Hobbs, Vance gets in to fire off on Cage! Cage swings but misses, Vance forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Cage knees low and whips but Vance reverses. Vance runs side to side to BOOT Cage in the corner! Cage staggers about and Vance fires up. Vance whips Cage to ropes but Cage reverses and Hobbs gets a cheap shot! Vance is pissed but Cage CLUBS him!
Tag to Hobbs and Cage reels Vance in. Team Taz get Vance up for a DOUBLE BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs grins as he drags Vance up and chokes him on ropes! The ref counts, Hobbs lets off to put Vance on the lower rope and choke him again! The ref counts again and Hobbs lets off. Hobbs grins as he gets Vance up to whip him to a corner. Vance dodges but runs into a kitchen sink knee! Hobbs grins again as he drags Vance up. Hobbs whips corner to corner as AEW goes picture in picture, and Hobbs adds a corner SPLASH!
Hobbs watches Vance flop and then taunts Hangman. Hobbs drags Vance up, suplexes him high and hard, then gets him down to tag Cage. Cage stomps Vance in the face! Vance sits up, fans rally and Vance throws hands! Vance ROCKS Cage, uppercuts, then runs! Hobbs trips Vance up this time and then drags him out to throw into railing! Hobbs feeds Vance to Cage and Cage scoops Vance for some bicep curls! Cage then TOSSES Vance up over head and shouts, “WHO BETTA?” Cover, TWO! Vance is showing he’s tougher than Team Taz thought, but Cage gets him up for more forearms. Cage whips then CLOBBERS Vance with an elbow, and KICKS him in the back! STANDING MOONSAULT?! Cover, TWO!
Ricky Starks and Hook finally appear ringside as Cage wraps Vance up with a chinlock. Hobbs high-fives the guys as Vance endures. Vance fights up as fans rally, and he throws body shots. Vance ROCKS Cage with a forearm, runs, but into Cage’s dropkick! Cover, TWO! Cage is annoyed but he drags Vance up to DECK him with a right! Hangman gets in on the rallying with the fans but Cage ROCKS Vance again. Cage gets Vance up as AEW returns to single picture, and Vance fires off hands! Vance forearms, Cage KICKS, Vance ROLLING ELBOWS! Vance hits Cage but Cage stays on his feet! Cage staggers, steadies himself, and sucker punches Hangman!
Cage fireman’s carries, but Vance lands on his feet out of the F5! Vance boots but Cage blocks to DISCUS, only for Vance to dodge! Vance BOOTS Cage this time, but Hobbs tags in! Hobbs stays between Vance and Hangman, swipes at Hangman but Hangman dodges! Hangman ROCKS Hobbs in return, and Hobbs staggers into Vance’s BOOT! Hobbs staggers to a corner, fans fire up and Vance tags Hangman in! Hangman BOOTS Cage off the apron! Fans fire up and Hangman dodges Hobbs to LARIAT! Hobbs stays up!? Hobbs puts Hangman in a corner, but Hangman dodges to scoop! Hangman can’t hold Hobbs up, and Hobbs whips Hangman, but Hangman holds ropes!
Hangman BOOTS Hobbs, turns around to see Cage down below, and PLANCHAS into Cage’s arms! Cage gets Hangman up, but Hangman RANAS Cage into the post! Hangman goes up top to QUEBRADA Hobbs down! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs escapes but Hangman gets to the apron. Hobbs ROCKS him first, then suplexes, but Hangman lands on his feet! Hangman waistlocks but Hobbs elbows free. Hobbs runs, Hangman follows but Hobbs dodges, to CROSSBODY!! Cover, but Vance breaks it in time! Cage gets back in and dodges Vance to tilt-o-whirl Vance onto ropes! 619?!? But then Hangman TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS! Hangman dodges Hobbs to ROCK him!
Hangman throws off the armband, ROLLING ELBOW!! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Hobbs might’ve gotten lucky but Hangman tags in Vance. Hobbs staggers up into the SPINEBUSTER! Vance fires up and the fans are with him! Hobbs flounders, Starks freaks out and wants Cage to do something. Vance wants the nelson but Hobbs RAMS Vance into the corner! Cage tags in, runs to ROCK Hangman, then Hobbs BLASTS Hangman off! Cage runs corner to corner at the same time to uppercut, GAMANGIRI and GERMAN SUPLEX! Cage and Hobbs coordinate, Vance is in the middle of a MASSIVE HIGH LOW COMBO!! Cover, TWO?!?!? HOW?!??
Cage can’t believe that Vance survives but “This is Awesome!” as Hobbs tags back in. The Machine and the Powerhouse get Vance up, but Hook wants in? The ref stops him, because Starks is tossing Cage his FTW Championship! But Cage is don’t just like he did at Double or Nothing! Cage tosses the belt back, wanting to do this the right way! Starks is furious and he shouts at Cage on the ramp! Starks SLAPS Cage?! Cage snarls at Starks but Starks says Cage can’t do anything, Starks isn’t medically cleared! Cage still storms up on Starks and chases him backstage, leaving Hobbs all alone!
Vance gets Hobbs in the FULL NELSON! But Hobbs breaks free! Hobbs runs, dodges a boot and gives Vance a SPINEBUSTER of his own! Cover, Hangman breaks it! Hangman drags Hobbs up to whip, but Hobbs reverses to send Hangman out! Hobbs goes back to Vance and drags him up. Hobbs whips Vance, but Vance slips off the spinebuster to ripcord CUTTER! Hobbs staggers up into a BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman and Vance win!!
Winners: Hangman Page & Preston Vance, by pinfall
Taz is furious but the Dark Order is here to celebrate! Remember to stay hydrated during the summer! But will this huge win mean huge things for both the #2 contender and Number 10?
Another great episode and it seems the Friday night streak is far from over. I don’t know why I didn’t see Darby going it alone, but I suppose it’s easier than bringing in a new name to the story. And it just seems to fit his reckless style. I feel like Darby will come really close to winning, only to lose because it is still a 2v1 and Darby can’t bury “The Men of the Year” like that. Andrade getting an interview as his next segment might work to overcome the bad image of his debut where fans were too busy booing Vickie to really acknowledge him. At the same time, his first match will do even better for him, so hopefully they give him someone he can have a great showing against, not just him squashing a jobber.
I like that Best Friends are getting a faction feud with The Wingmen, starting with Orange Cassidy and Cezar Bononi. That should be a really good match, and then we can have tag and trios matches where Cassidy, Trent & Chuck take on Bononi, Drake and Nemeth. We got a good segment with Cody, Arn, Brock and QT, and their match next week will be good, too, but I still can’t get over the odd pacing. Cody VS QT in a Strap Match should’ve been the Double or Nothing blow off, but I suppose they wanted something for their return to the road. For all of Cody being the part of AEW that outright says they don’t want to be WWE, his stuff tends to be a bit closer to WWE than he’d likely admit.
The Pinnacle have a good round of promos but something about it feels like they recycled their promos from before Double or Nothing. The Inner Circle wrecking the Pinnacle limousine was great stuff, classic wrestling trope in action there. Hager VS Wardlow in the MMA cage is going to be pretty good stuff, and obviously we have all the individual feuds set up. I have a feeling things will end up tied, 2-2 (FTR VS PNP is a tag match after all), and then we’ll get a third faction 5v5, maybe at All Out to finally settle things. It could even be a 5v5 Elimination Tag so it has to come down to the last men, and we’d get a sole survivor for the fans to pop for. Probably Sammy or Jericho in that situation.
Christian VS Angelico was a good opener, but it was mostly the story of Hardy wanting to take Christian out that sold it. Christian of course finds a way to win but Hardy won’t let him enjoy it, cuing Jungle Boy to save Christian. Jurassic Express makes for a great opponent to the Hardy Family Office, or perhaps in this case a Hardy & TH2 trio. Not to be mean to JB, but it still doesn’t feel like he’s going to win, even if he’s facing Omega on a special Saturday Dynamite. The totally biased video from The Elite was hilarious, and the promo turned brawl with Omega and JB was great. We all love JB, and Omega is right that JB will be champion some day, but that day is not June 26th, 2021.
The trios match of Elite and Elite Hunters, as Excalibur put it, was great stuff, and of course the Elite Heels it up. Kaz showing up was great, I knew he’d be joining in at some point. The next trios match is going to be great, but I feel like they could’ve even upped this to an 8 Man Tag. Maybe they’ll save that for the big, month long streak they’re planning in July. Another two-night Fyter Fest and the return of the Fight for the Fallen is great, and I like that they’re making the very first night special, too. I’m sure their return to Wednesdays will be treated as a big deal, too, after all this schedule preempting because of the NBA.
Miro had a great TNT Championship match, and certainly Uno’s best match in AEW. But Miro winning makes sense. He could easily go on a streak of facing the Dark Order and give us more great matches like this. Archer annihilates his opponent, I’m surprised they had time to mention the other guy’s name. I feel like Miro and Archer really could have another match and make it even better than DON. Nyla VS Leyla was great stuff, but given Nyla is first up against Britt, of course she wins. Britt also had a good promo to further that, and I bet they’ll have it out during July’s marathon of awesome Dynamites. Maybe one of the Fyter Fests since that’ll be AEW’s return to, well, anywhere that isn’t Florida.
Hangman & Vance VS Cage & Hobbs was awesome stuff, made for a great main event, and the implosion of Team Taz is almost complete! Starks pushes the Heel tactics of blatantly cheating but Cage refuses, and unless Starks is cleared to compete by July, I think Taz will make Hobbs the proxy to face Cage. It’d be lame if Taz strips Cage of the FTW Championship, but Taz is the one who gave him the title, so it’d be in his power to do it. Hangman should still be fighting for it against Cage in their tiebreaker, but maybe Hangman shifts over to the TNT or world title, since I’ve been feeling that’s his end goal by All Out. Vance himself should be on Miro’s list, and could come the closest to taking that title since Miro took it from Darby.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It’s an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Ricky Starks finds a way to up the intensity from All Out!
As if a Strap Match wasn’t enough, Ricky Starks wants revenge on Bryan Danielson in a Texas Death Match!! Will this be an ABSOLUTE blood bath?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager; Hook & RVD win.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan; Julia wins.
- Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo; White wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen; FTR wins and and retains the titles.
- Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks.
“Tonight I win back the championship that changed my life from Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. I’m not a stupid man, I know this is gonna be a Handicap match. But I am gonna walk out the new Face of TNT.
Christian Cage speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, Darby, you’re challenging myself and Luchasaurus in a three way match for the TNT Championship. Let me remind you that Sting is not allowed at ringside and I don’t like your chances. We will remain the Face of TNT now and forever. Do you understand me?”
Ricky Starks speaks.
“Bryan Danielson, you have never tapped me out. I passed out. You’re talking to a guy that’s been to Heaven, so if you’re looking test God, look no further than Absolute Ricky Starks. Tonight, I put you six feet under.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Ricky Starks, you’re in a lot of trouble for challenging me to a Texas Death Match. A match where to win, you have to knock somebody down and keep them down. Here’s the thing, people have been trying to keep me down my entire career, and nobody has succeeded yet. And Ricky, you sure as Hell won’t succeed tonight either.” Will the American Dragon once again slay the Absolute?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin!
As the Relentless One just said, this might as well be a Handicap Match, because you can bet Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are united in destroying Darby. Will Darby even survive this match? Or will he find a way back to former glory?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who really wears that title after this!
The bell rings and Darby is wary of his enemies. Fans rally for Darby, but Christian bails so this turns into a 1v1 match. Luchasaurus and Darby circle, and Luchasaurus taunts Darby with a test of strength. Darby throws POCKET SAND! And then he DIVES onto Christian! Darby RAMS Christian into steel steps, then puts him in the ring! Darby hurries to CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES onto Luchasaurus! Down goes the dinosaur! But Christian pokes Darby in the eyes, and HOTSHOTS him to the floor! Luchasaurus is up and he drags Darby over to RAM into railing!
Fans rally for Darby but Luchasaurus is on him again! Luchasaurus whips Darby into more railing! Fans actually duel as Luchasaurus fetches a chair for Christian then puts Darby in. Christian soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he sits Darby in the chair to CHOKE him on the ropes! Christian stands on Darby, the ref reprimands but there’s nothing to be done in a Triple Threat. Christian drags Darby up, and CHOKES him against the chair’s back! Christian says Darby did this to himself. But then Darby throws hands! Luchasaurus CHOKES Christian, then BACK SUPLEXES him and the chair!
Luchasaurus goes to cover but Christian tells him no, they need to do more damage. Luchasaurus goes out to fetch more items, but Christian covers Darby! TWO! Darby is still in this but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian goes out to stand Darby up, and CHOPS him against the railing! Darby staggers, Christian and Luchasaurus surround him, then they double whip him hard into steel steps! Darby tumbles up and over, fans boo Christian, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Christian flexes, then stalks Darby. Christian SMACKS Darby off steps, then Luchasaurus brings Darby around to CHOP against the apron. Darby flops over and Christian is there to whip him into more railing! Darby staggers all around, Christian & Luchasaurus stalk him to the other corner. Christian gets the chair again to JAM Darby! And again! Darby staggers and stumbles away but Christian follows after. Christian pushes Darby into the ring, then brings him up. Christian has Luchasaurus stand back. Christian talks trash right to Darby’s face, pie faces him and smears the face pain before he CHOPS and CHOPS!
Christian tells Luchasaurus what to do, then he runs at Darby. Darby dodges to send Christian out! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus shoves him back and HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s back! Darby endures, even as Luchasaurus steps all over him! Darby crawls to a corner, Luchasaurus brings him up and Christian throws hands on Darby! Collision returns to single picture as the mugging moves to the corner. Fans boo as Christian & Luchasaurus double whip Darby into a corner. Luchasaurus runs in but Darby dodges and Luchasaurus POSTS himself!
Fans fire up as Christian runs in, Darby dodges and he POSTS himself! Roll up, TWO! Oklahoma roll, TWO! Christian kicks low to suplex, but Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! Fans fire up as Darby climbs! But Luchasaurus drags Christian to safety! So Darby just SUPER COFFIN SPLASHES!! Fans are thunderous as both men go down! Darby puts Luchasaurus in the ring, climbs up, and Luchasaurus stands. Darby MISSILE- NO, Luchasaurus catches him! JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips out! Darby BOOTS Luchasaurus, then hits a DIAMOND DUST! But Christian has the title belt!
Christian aims but Darby ducks! SHOTGUN! Down goes Christian! Darby runs in but Luchasaurus catches him, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Darby flops out of the ring and Luchasaurus sees the belt. It is rightfully his, so he picks it up! Fans cheer that he finally holds HIS belt! Christian storms in but Luchasaurus won’t give it back! Christian asks for the belt back, fans say “IT’S YOUR BELT! IT’S YOUR BELT!” Luchasaurus still hands the belt over to Christian, but then Darby shoves Christian into Luchasaurus! And then Darby BELT SHOTS Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO?!? Luchasaurus survives but Darby PENALTY KICKS!
Darby goes up to COFFIN DROP!! But Christian returns to POST Darby! Cover on Luchasaurus, CHRISTIAN WINS!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Well, at least now Christian will be rightfully holding onto this belt. Sleazy as he is, Captain Charisma truly reigns as the Face of TNT, will Darby have to move on to a new goal? As for Luchasaurus, he sees Christian’s hand be raised, and then Christian hugs him? Well, when one wins, they both win, right? Christian has Luchasaurus lift him onto his shoulders, then Christian raises the belt high above his head. Will Luchasaurus ever be his own man? Er, dinosaur.
Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family.
Alex Marvez is with Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara and Don Callis himself, and says that the wrestling world is buzzing with what we saw on Rampage. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are united, along with Kota Ibushi, and challenged the DCF for WrestleDream! Don says it makes him sick just thinking about Omega and Jericho on the same side, when Don is the one who put them both on the map! And now, they’re name dropping Kota Ibushi. Ibushi is a wrestling legend, but his weakness is Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega loves Kota Ibushi, they are closer than brothers, and that kind of emotion makes them weak! They always have been!
Don isn’t worried. As great as Omega, Jericho and Ibushi are, Don has Sammy Guevara, who left Jericho laying. Don has Konosuke, “The Alpha,” who earned that name when he beat Omega twice in one week! And Don has another family member. This man beat Jericho and Omega in the course of two months, and that is WILL OSPRAEY! So you want WrestleDream to become a nightmare? Don doesn’t think so. Omega, Ibushi & Jericho will face the strongest Don Callis Family ever! See you in Seattle, where they finish it once and for all!!
Backstage interview with Christian & Luchasaurus.
Collision returns as Tony Schiavone congratulates the NEW TNT Champion. Christian says yes, every legitimate title defense has solidified him as the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion! He dedicates this victory to Nick Wayne’s mom, and Nick Wayne’s late father, who must’ve been cheering Christian on from Heaven. But anyway, Christian is finally finished with Darby once and for all, bring on the next challenger! Actually, Tony Khan just announced that Christian’s first defense will be at WrestleDream in Seattle. And it will be a classic match-up. They’ve gone back and forth, so this will be BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS!
Christian is furious! He storms off to find Tony Khan, but will it matter? Will Darby finally have justice against Captain Charisma?
Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager & Anna Jay!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just beat the former Jericho Appreciation Society members last night in a Mixed Six Tag with help from his new friends. But now he joins forces with an old friend of his dad’s! Will Hook and RVD prove they’re a one of a kind team? Or will they underestimate the sports… enner-tay-ners?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up for RVD already. RVD lets Hook start against Daddy Magic, though, and fans still rally behind Hook. They tie up, Menard arm-drags, and Menard gloats. Fans boo but Hook resets with Menard. They tie up, Hook waistlocks, hammerlocks, and he trips Menard to a facelock. Menard fights up but Hook spins and hammerlocks and headlocks and hits the takeover! Hook then goes for an arm, but Menard fights against the top wristlock. Menard knees low, tags Parker, and Parker whips. Hook holds ropes, ELBOWS Parker back, but Anna trips Hook up! Parker CLOBBERS Hook and stomps away!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook to a corner, Parker whips so Menard can whip him into the corner but Hook dodges! Hook then wrenches Menard, and points to the corner! Fans fire up as Hook tags in RVD! RVD takes the handoff, he wrenches to a wristlock and fans rally up. RVD brings Menard around, arm-drags him away, but then Parker CLOBBERS RVD! Fans boo but Menard throws hands. Menard whips, RVD rolls off Menard’s back and body scissor roll-up! TWO, but RVD blocks a kick to WHEEL KICK! Parker kicks RVD, but RVD blocks the buckle bump and KICKS back!
RVD goes up to JUMP KICK! “You Still Got It!” RVD watches the ex-JAS regroup, but they get away before he can dive! So he just gets everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Hager throws a fit for his team, but Collision goes picture in picture.
RVD waits as Menard & Parker talk strategy. Menard slowly returns, talks some trash, and he seems to call out Hook. RVD obliges and tags Hook in. Hook and Menard circle, then Menard kicks low! Menard whips Hook into Parker’s boot! The ref reprimands but Menard stomps Hook around. Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then distracts the ref so Parker can CHOKE Hook! RVD protests but Parker tags in to throw hands. Parker JABS, then whips Hook to DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this while Collision goes to break.
Collision returns as Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook but Hook holds ropes to KICK Menard and TOSS Parker! Menard rushes in but Hook TOSSES him out! Hook hurries but Parker intercepts with a tackle! Fans boo but Parker drags Hook away from RVD. Hook wrenches free, clinches, and hits the EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Hook and Parker are down! Hook crawls, Anna shouts at Parker to move, but Menard crawls in as fast as he can. Hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on Daddy Magic! Then he SUPERKICKS Cool Hand Ange! WHEEL KICK for Menard! RVD runs, for the ROLLING THUNDER!
RVD covers but Menard kicks it apart! Fans boo Menard but he brings RVD up. Menard scoops, RVD slips free and blocks a kick to step over and WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as RVD goes to a corner. But then Anna distracts the ref and Hager has a chair! RVD dodges to KICK the chair into Hager! Hook gets in Anna’s face, Parker storms up on him, but Hook turns it around, REDRUM!! RVD goes up, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, #HookVanDam wins!
Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by pinfall
Michigan’s own comes back home and wins big! Will RVD have one more title run in him? Will Hook’s newest run not be stopped?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
He has two titles to defend now, with the ROH World Championship in one hand and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in the other. And he knows WrestleDream is AEW’s love letter to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The Mad King wants to face the man who best embodies Inoki’s vision today, and that is Katsuyori Shibata. This won’t be just about the NJPW Openweight but also the ROH World title. He wants Shibata to bring his all because that’s what Eddie is gonna do. But then, will Eddie remain the two belt king? Or will we soon see The Wrestler become a TRIPLE CHAMPION?
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says, “This world has gotten outta control.” Alex Reynolds says it’s just too much, too fast, and it needs to stop. Evil Uno asks us who we will turn to “when it’s all done?” Happy music plays over destruction and desolation. “You need structure. You need rules. You need order. The Dark Order! Because The Dark Order is good! And we’re here for you!” Uno sneaks in some Italian, “But not forever.” Will you trust these creepy grins? Will you #JoinDarkOrder?
The Kingdom speaks.
Matt Taven says “Neck health is important!” Best Friends are a bunch of liars! When Trent hurt his neck, was Chuck by his bedside? NO! And now these Melvins wanna take away what The Kingdom earned, what they deserve, their shot at the ROH World Tag Team titles!? They will show these dorks what people who don’t celebrate neck health deserve! And Mike Bennett says Chuckie T got some of that last night. A punch to the wiener and a piledriver! So next Saturday is piledrivers in support of neck health! And then they will see how close Best Friends really are, how strong they really are. They aren’t stronger than The Kingdom, and they damn sure ain’t #NeckStrong!
Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan!
The Lady of the House was truly Hartless against Skye Blue last night, bringing out The Babe with The Power. However, Willow Nightingale was then attacked backstage to keep her from competing tonight! So Skye’s other friend is stepping up! Will the Hottest Flame burn this witch down? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and Kiera rushes up to ROCK Julia! And again and again! The fans rally up as Kiera whips Julia into ropes, runs side to side and HIP ATTACKS! Kiera bumps Julia off buckles, waistlocks, but Julia bucks the O’Conner. Julia runs up to throw Kiera down by her hair! Fans rally, Julia stands on Kiera’s hair and pulls the arms! The ref reprimands, Julia steps off at 4 to then stomp Kiera down! Brody says to stay on her so Julia CLUBS away on Kiera! Julia kicks Kiera around, drags her up and SMACKS her off the mat! Julia stomps Kiera again, drags her back up, then snap suplexes! Julia grins as she then rains down fists!
The ref reprimands about closed fists so Julia lets off. To then let off with one more! Julia paces around Kiera, brings her up, but Kiera throws hands! Kiera ROCKS Julia, BOOTS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Julia wobbles, Kiera runs in, but Julia spins Kiera for an STO! Standing MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Julia is still on her with a chinlock! Kiera endures, fans rally up, and Kiera fights up. Kiera throws body shots, blocks a punch to give a punch, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Julia! And again! Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN Kiera into the corner! Fans fire up as Kiera goes corner to corner, but Julia sends her into buckles!
Julia drags Kiera up to throw her by her hair again. Brody says keep on Kiera, so Julia whips her to a corner. BACK ELBOW! Julia grins as she snapmares, and then KICKS Kiera in the back! Julia drags Kiera up, SMACKS her off the mat, and then runs, to BLINDSIDER! Julia says the House always wins. HARTLESS STRETCH!! Kiera taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
A 25-0 win streak for The Lady of the House, but she isn’t satisfied! She puts Kiera back into HARTLESS!! But here comes Skye Blue! She was on the other end of this so she’s making the save now! But again, Julia hides behind Brody. But then Brody moves and Julia BLACK MISTS Skye!! Julia strikes again! Brody asks, “Do you see this? Do you see this!? This will not end! This violence will not end! 25 matches, over two dozen bodies stacked, and this will not end until we get to the one. The last loss! KRIS STATLANDER! Next Sunday, Seattle, Washington, WrestleDream, put your TBS title on the line. Or the body count continues to rise.”
But Julia wants Kris to understand: The House ALWAYS wins. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest look to end the streak? Or will the TBS Championship fade to black?
The Righteous speak.
Death walks. You dig what they’re saying? Ol’ Vincent & Dutch are pure, are divine, and are the corpse of decency nailed to a post of greed and moral decay, draped under the shadow of purity. But now they expose MJF & Adam Cole, and purify the lie that is “Better Than You, Baybay.” You dig what they’re sayin’, man?
Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Switchblade and his Bang Bang Gang called out The Face of Latino Wrestling, saying White’s reputation is more widespread than Andrade’s. Will White make Andrade famous for losing to him? Or will Andrade become famous for beating Jay White?
The bell rings and the fans already taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” White says this is Andrade’s moment in the spotlight! They tie up, go around, and Andrade powers White to the corner. The ref counts, Andrade lets off slowly, but White SLAPS him! White uses ropes as a defense and the ref backs Andrade off. White and Andrade reset, Juice is liking this, but then Andrade headlocks. Fans rally up, White endures the grind, and White powers up and powers out. Andrade runs White down, and then goes to run, but Juice is in the way! The ref reprimands but White knees Andrade! White headlocks and hits the takeover.
Juice and the Gunns shout “ARMAS ARIBA!” Andrade endures, fights up, and he powers out. White slides out, says to heck with it, but Andrade slides! White dodges, Andrade dodges back, and Andrade CHOPS White down! White sputters but Andrade puts him in the ring. Andrade climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! Andrade bounces off the cover, but he drags White back up. BCG are worried as Andrade snap suplexes! Uno AMigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gets White up again, gives us some Latino Heat, then hits THREE- NO, White silps free and pulls hair! The ref rephrimands, they’re in the corners and Andrade HEADBUTTS!
White BOOTS back, goes up, but Andrade triangle jump DROPKICKS White to the floor! BCG hurry to check on their captain but Andrade goes out after him. Andrade puts White in, covers, ONE! Austin rubs it in, that was UNO! Andrade seethes but he drags White up. Andrade whips White to the corner, but White dodges the splash to clothesline and DDT! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this but White stays focused. White goes to the corner to CHOP! White RAMS into Andrade again and again, the ref counts but White lets off at 4. To then CHOP! White whips corner to corner but Andrade blocks to BOOT!
Andrade goes up but White CHOPS again! White fireman’s carries, to TKO HOTSHOT! And then White BLASTS Andrade down! Andrade hits railing, BCG swarm like a pack of hyenas, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Colten does a victory lap for White and White goes out to fetch Andrade. White brings Andrade around to SMACK him off the apron, then he pulls hair to APRON GOURD BUSTER! Andrade falls to the floor, Juice taunts him with a dance, and White flexes as he refreshes the ring count. White and the BCG all flex and pose, then White puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO!! White is frustrated but the count is fair. White stalks Andrade to the ropes to CHOKE him and fishhook his face! The ref counts, White lets off, and Andrade CHOPS! And BOOTS! White blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW!
White strums the air guitar to let Tanahashi know he’s thinking of him. Then he GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the same leg! Andrade writhes to the ropes but White wraps the bad leg around them! The ref reprimands, White lets off, and then White drags Andrade up to HALF HATCH into the corner! Then White gets the legs to high stack, TWO! Andrade is still in this and White is frustrated. White drags Andrade into a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. But Andrade fights up as Collision returns to single picture! The fans rally, White grinds Andrade down again, but Andrade still endures.
Fans rally more as Andrade keeps fighting. White shakes his head but Andrade stands to throw body shots! White throws Andrade down by his hair! The ref reprimands but White storms back up, into a cradle! TWO!! White kicks the bad leg! Andrade falls and clutches that knee, but White sits him up. White CHOPS! Andrade sputters and White talks trash, but Andrade pie faces him! Andrade eggs White on so White CHOPS him! Andrade still eggs White on so White CHOPS! White finger guns, but Andrade dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Fans fire up as both men are down! The standing count starts and both men stir.
BCG coach White, White drags Andrade up, and “This is Awesome!” as they go forearm for forearm! Andrade CHOPS, White CHOPS! Andrade CHOPS, White wobbles and staggers, but White comes back to CHOP! Fans rally as the CHOPS just keep going! White kicks, Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW again! Andrade runs, ducks ‘n ‘dodges to CLOBBER White! Fans fire up but the BCG worries for White. Andrade kips up! El Idolo has plenty of gas left in the tank and he has White in a corner. Andrade goes corner to corner, for CIEN- NO, the BCG drags White out to safety. So Andrade goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!
Fans are thunderous as Andrade takes out the whole Bang Bang Gang! Andrade puts White in, climbs up again, and then MOONSAULTS, lands on his feet, DOUBLE MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! White survives and Andrade is frustrated, but the fans are loving this! Andrade looms over White, brings White up, and reels him in, White drops down but Andrade CLUB S him! Andrade full nelsons, White break sit to switch, but Andrade fights the sleeper! White CHOPS! And CHOPS! White runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up as White flops down. Andrade drags White up but White SAIDOS Andrade up and out of the ring!!
The ref hurries to check but Andrade is somehow able to continue. White drags Andrade up and into the ring, storms up on him, and clinches, for the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!?! White pushes that arm back down, TWO!!! Andrade survives but just barely! White clamps onto Andrade with a sleeper, brings him up, but Andrade fights the suplex. White staggers, blocks the boot, KNEE BREAKER! Andrade shouts about his leg, which has given him trouble in the past. But White CHOPS! And CHOPS! Both men hobble, but Andrade boot feints to ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!??! White survives and fans are loving this match all over again!
White and Andrade stir, then White crawls to a corner. Andrade stands, fires up and runs, CIEN SHADOWS!! Then the hammerlock, LA SOMBRA DDT!!! Cover, Juice helps White with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo as BCG gets away with one! Andrade is beside himself, but he drags White around by a leg. Fans “WOO~!” as Andrade steps through! FIGURE FOUR! White endures, the “WOO~” echoes out, but White CLUBS away at Andrade’s leg! Andrade pushes up to the FIGURE EIGHT! The Ass Boys distract the ref so Juice can CLOBBER Andrade with his Cowboy of the Month award!! White is free of the leglock!
White drags Andrade’s deadweight up to hit BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall
Andrade being alone was doomed from the start with Juice and the Gunns backing White up! And then they all taunt Andrade while he’s down! Andrade takes his first AEW loss, but will he back for venganza? (Vengeance in Espanol.)
“All In, Wembley Stadium. Did to me what you’ve been doing to me the last 14 years of my life. You used me, then you walked away. Sure did have a lot to say on social media. Sure did have a lot to say on TV. And then when I confronted you… Called you over and looked you in your eyes, you walked away. Tough keyboard warrior. You did what you always do: You ran from your problems. Guess what? You’re not gonna be able to run much longer.” Will there be a clash of the proud ‘n’ powerful on the horizon?
Shane Taylor Promotions speaks.
Shane Taylor himself says that on paper, Shane Taylor VS Keith Lee may not seem like much of a rivalry. But Keith knows better, doesn’t he? They came into ROH at the same time, established “The Pretty Boy Killers” and DOMINATED the tag division. Lee Moriarty says to tell ’em! Shane says that from ANS to War Machine to The Briscoes, they took ’em all out! But then Keith went to go work for “the other billionaire,” while Shane stayed and became an ROH legend! The world got to see Keith be limitless, but now it is Shane’s time on the biggest stage! And the only thing standing in the way IS Keith.
Shane says if it is to feed his family, then he will put Keith in the GROUND! Before Shane takes everything Keith has, Keith must step in the ring with The Best Damn Technical Wrestler, Lee Moriarty. Will #TAIGASTYLE bring Keith down to size? Or will Moriarty #BaskInHisGlory?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen!
The open challenge of opportunities continues as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler give JD Drake & Anthony Henry their shot. But with WrestleDream and a rematch with Aussie Open on the horizon, will the Top Guys get caught off guard? Or will FTR be bringing the gold to Seattle?
Speaking of, Aussie Open is here! Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis are dressed to the nines and they join commentary to watch this one with their own eyes. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are the true Top Guys!
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Henry. They circle, feel things out, and Cash denies Henry a leg takedown. Henry comes back, gets around to a waistlock, but Cash fights up to facelock. Henry slips free, gets around again, facelocks again, and then gator rolls to hammerlock! Cash has the ROPEBREAK, and the two separate. They reset, circle, and tie up. Henry gets an arm to wrench it but Cash slips around to fireman’s carry takeover! Henry headscissors but Cash kips up. Henry wrenches, wristlocks, but Cash rolls, kips up and wrenches to WRING Henry out! Fans cheer but Henry keeps moving!
Henry kips up to then back drop, step over, and Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Henry DROPKICKS Cash down! Henry drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to JD. They mug Cash, JD whips Cash toa corner but Cash avoids the chop! JD avoids a chop, and the two stare down. Tag to Dax, and fans rally up. Dax and JD step up, tie up, and Dax headlocks. JD powers out, Dax RAMS JD, but JD CHOPS! Fans fire up seeing how hard that one hit! JD puts Dax in the corner to CHOP again! JD eggs Dax on so Dax CHPOS! And CHOPS! AND CHOPS! Dax whips, JD reverses to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, ONE!!
JD keeps on Dax, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! Tag to Henry, and he runs to then come back and forearm smash! Tag to JD, feed to the LARIAT! NECK TWIST! SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dax hangs in there but JD looms over him. JD stomps Dax, throws hands, then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen CHOP and KICK and KICK and KICK! Dax snarls and eggs Henry on so Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! They go back and forth, KICK and CHOP! Henry SOBATS, but Dax suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Henry wobbles but he tags JD.
JD runs to swing on Cash but Cash dodges, only for the LARIAT to get him! JD keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Dax ends up in the Workhorsemen corner, and JD CANNONBALLS! Tag to Henry, Henry goes up, and JD tags back in. Henry DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Then Henry FLIES to take out Cash! JD is up< SCRAP METAL MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives being squashed and the fans lose their minds just from seeing it! But wait, Cash has Henry, GORY BOMB to the apron!! Dax runs up on JD but JD ROCKS him! JD goes up, to FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Step through into SHARPSHOOTER!!
JD endures, fans rally, but JD taps! FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Aussie Open says okay, then it’s on! WrestleDream will mark the anniversary of the instant classic back at Royal Quest! Mark Davis gets a mic to say, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” The fans reply “OI OI OI!” Davis says congrats, and keep those belts bright. Because FTR is in the fight of their lives! Fletcher knows Aussie Open says it a lot, but FTR once said themselves that Aussie Open is the best tag team in the world today! And they’ve heard the complaints, “What happened to the Aussie Open that took FTR to the limit in a five star classic?” Well, they admit they haven’t lived up tot he hype, but that is why they challenged FTR to this match!
Aussie Open needs to prove to to the people, they need to prove it to FTR, and they need to prove it to themselves that they ARE everything they say they are! Dax has a mic to say yeah, okay. Aussie Open were sacrificial lambs to Max and his best friend. They were sacrificial lambs to Chris Jericho and his best friend. But what Dax wants from them, what he is begging them on his hands and knees, he wants the biggest, baddest bastards in the world, because on October 1st, WrestleDream, Aussie Open faces THE BEST TAG TEAM IN HISTORY! Fans cheer that! And Dax says if Aussie Open don’t bring that, then don’t even show up. #TopGuysOut.
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi Nair is with Miro’s hot and flexible wife, and says this is the first time we’ve seen her since she surprised everyone at All In London, which was also the first time anyone in wrestling has seen her in two years. So the question is, why now? CJ says that The Redeemer, who she loves so much, has lost his way. She wanted to help him be champion again. But unfortunately, he’s rather preoccupied with the past and… temptations. But then in steps Miro! He says his only temptation is her. And her temptation is this: the lights, the cameras, the fame. It changes you. CJ says she loves the hustle, the puzzle, the chase, and helping those she loves! It makes her come alive!
Miro says his righteous path was to save “them.” And if CJ stays, that means he’d have to… To what? Save her? What were their wedding vows again? Well, they each have to do what they each have to do. They will each walk their own paths. But if there is any love in Miro’s heart for CJ, then please, do not lay a hand on any of her future clients she’s going to manage here. Okay? Can he promise that? Miro leaves without giving an answer. Will pro-wrestling come between husband and wife?
BREAKING NEWS for WrestleDream!
As if it wasn’t already big enough, the TBS Championship IS on the line! Kris Statlander is giving Julia Hart her shot, but will Mama Kris be the one running the house after October 1st? Plus, a massive Fatal 4 Way Tag match! The Young Bucks, The Gunns, The Lucha Brothers and #OrangeHook battle for an AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, any time they want it! Who will have some highly valuable golden tickets in their pockets?
Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson!
These two truly went all out in their Strap match, and while The American Dragon won, Ricky Starks holds to the fact he didn’t tap out, he passed out! Will that unstoppable fighting spirit help Starks win this even more brutal rematch? Or will this be an Absolute thrashing that puts this one to bed?
Starks attacks Bryan the moment he’s in the ring! The bell sounds and Starks fires off hands! Bryan gets up to hit Starks back, they scrap in the corner and Starks gets the edge! Starks stomps away on Bryan, stands him up, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks throws body shots, UPPERCUTS, then goes up the corner to rain down fists! Fans count to five but Bryan DUMPS Starks out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Starks and fans fire up! Bryan finally gets his jacket off to drag Starks up and CROTCH Starks on railing! Bryan runs to CLOBBER Starks! Bryan then goes out after Starks and throws hands!
Bryan then hits Starks with someone’s drink! And RAMS him into the trash can! And then dumps the trash on Starks! Bryan goes after Starks with headbutts, going up the bleachers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan drags Starks up, ROCKS him with a left, then brings him along, only for Starks to send him into barriers! Starks RAMS Bryan into more barriers, then runs up, into a body shot! Bryan KICKS Starks against barriers, again and again and again! Fans fire up as Bryan then HEADBUTTS Starks and pushes him along back to ringside. Starks goes over the railing on his own but Bryan is after him!
Bryan HEADBUTTS, Starks CHOPS, then Starks TOSSES Bryan into the front row! The fans help Bryan up, as does security, but Starks goes to the apron. Starks springboards to CROSSBODY into the pile!! Fans lose their minds while Collision goes picture in picture.
Starks dumps Bryan back to ringside and then drags himself up and over. Starks stands Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan staggers away to commentary but Starks storms after him, Bryan SMACKS Starks off the desk! And CHOPS him against the desk! And again! And again! Bryan HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bryan snarls, puts Starks in the ring, then storms up to get a leg. Bryan twists the ankle to turn Starks over, then he grabs the other leg. Bryan hooks the legs up, and he fishhooks Starks’ face! Then Bryan gets the arms, and pulls, pulls and pulls Starks into the ROMERO SPECIAL!
Starks endures, Bryan sets him down, and then Bryan drags Starks into the DRAGON SLEEPER as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Starks is clawing at Bryan’s face! Starks has a mic so everyone can hear him egging Bryan on. Then Starks dribbles Bryan’s face off the desk! Bryan’s forehead is busted open! Starks lets Bryan fall over, then throws hands right to the wound! Fans rally for Bryan and boo Starks, but Starks drags Bryan up to put in the ring. Starks drags Bryan to the corner, to YANK him into the post! Starks ROCKS Bryan, SLAMS the leg into the post, then ROCKS Bryan again! Starks uses the microphone to jam at the wound! Fans boo but Starks grabs a chair. Starks has Bryan’s leg, to SMACK it against the post!
Bryan writhes away into the ring but Starks is after him. Starks CHOKES Bryan with the chair! Then Starks JAMS Bryan! Starks then traps Bryan’s leg inside the chair! Fans boo more as Starks goes up the corner! But Bryan gets free and he SMACKS Starks! And SMACKS him again! And again! And again! Starks is stuck up top and Bryan brings him up to throw hands! Bryan climbs up, brings Starks tot he very top, but Starks trips Bryan! Starks throws more hands, and BITES the bloody forehead! Starks SPITS, then he throws down fists! Fans tell Starks he’s sick, but he just does his pose! Only for Bryan to punch back!
Bryan adjusts, to SPIDER SUPERPLEX Starks down! Fans fire up as Bryan manages to sit up again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and adjusts position again, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Starks is sent tumbling into the other corner, and Bryan is getting a second wind! Starks sits up as the standing count starts, but Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! Fans fire up while Starks flounders. The standing count starts again but Starks grabs at the chair. Bryan is in the corner, aims and runs in, but Starks CHUCKS the chair into his face!! Fans boo as Bryan goes down!
Starks stomps Bryan, the standing count starts, and fans chant for tables. Starks brings Bryan up by his hair, mocks the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while treating Starks like a rodeo horse, and Collision goes picture in picture again.
Starks drops a knee on Bryan! And then another! Starks goes out to look under the ring, ignoring the table, to then bring out a STRAP! Starks swings that around, he wants to continue where All Out left off. He LASHES Bryan, and LASHES him again, and again! Then Starks CHOKES Bryan with the strap! Bryan endures but Starks hits a STRAP BULLDOG! Starks lets off for the standing count to start, and Bryan is still floundering at 5 of 10. But Bryan rolls out of the ring to get back to his feet! Starks hurries out after Bryan but into a CHOP! Bryan UPPERCUTS, ROCKS, and then POSTS Starks! Starks falls over and Bryan staggers away.
Bryan’s crimson mask is growing but he can still see Starks. Bryan drags Starks by a leg, but Starks SMACKS Bryan with a steel chain! Bryan ends up back in the ring but still down for the standing count. Starks grins and gets in to wrap the chain around his fist. Starks aims to FULL METAL KNUCKLE! Collision returns to single picture as Bryan staggers, then drops to his knees. Starks swings again but Bryan dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Starks staggers around, Bryan runs back in and CHOPS! Starks CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They throw hands and CHOPS, and then Bryan KICKS and KICKS! Starks blocks to SLAP, SLAP, and so on!
Fans fire up but Bryan dodges, only for Starks to SPEAR!! Starks roars, and he wraps the chain around Bryan’s neck! Just like Bryan did with the strap!! Starks bends Bryan back and squeezes tight! Bryan is fading, but he shakes his head! Bryan isn’t giving up, but he might pass out like Starks did! Bryan is purple!! Starks lets go, and he wants the count! The count begins, Bryans putters and stirs, but is still down at 5 of 10. Starks watches from the corner as we hit 8 of 10! Bryan rises up at 9, but Starks grabs the chain again! Starks squeezes tight, and then drags Bryan up into a HANGMAN’S GORY ESPECIAL!
Bryan kicks and goes to ropes! Bryan uses ropes to get up and over and get free!! Fans are thunderous but Starks is primed to run in! SPEAR into a takedown!! LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks flails, grabs the chain and he throws hands! But Bryan grabs that chain, to wrap it around Starks!! Starks freaks out as he relives All Out!! Starks is purple, and he passes out! The count starts, Bryan keeps on Starks with the chain, but Starks revives!? Starks powers up, powers out and he rains down fists!! Fans are thunderous, but Bryan just turns things around! Fans are even more fired up! Bryan lets off on Starks and both men rise.
Bryan HEADBUTTS! Starks throws a haymaker! HEADBUTT! Haymaker! HEADBUTT!! Both men flop over! Bryan shakes out the stars, “This is Awesome!” The count is 6 of 10, both men stand. Starks swings a chair, but Bryan dodges! Bryan returns to BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Fans fire up again as Starks flounders. Bryan says it is time to kick Starks’ head in!! Bryan gets Starks’ arms, and he fires DRAGON STOMPS!! Again and again and again, and again and again and again! But Starks SPITS at Bryan! So Bryan just STOMPS him more!! Fans fire up, Starks checks his face but also has blood coming from his eyebrow.
Bryan backs off, brings down his kneepad, and he wraps the steel chain around his knee! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for giving them this main event, and Bryan stares Starks up. Bryan runs in to FULL METAL KNEE!!! Starks is down, and the count begins! Bryan crawls away at 5 of 10, drags himself up at 8, and the count hits TEN! Bryan wins again!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Starks wanted revenge, but he only got another vicious fight and crushing defeat. Big Bill and Wheeler Yuta come out to check on their respective allies. Bill helps Starks stand, as does Yuta with Bryan. Yuta and Bill get at each other, but Starks has them all stand down. Is this Starks’ way of showing Bryan respect for the absolute war they just went through? And where does Starks go from here?
A great Collision here, and some more added to WrestleDream just as I was hoping. Julia had a good match with Kiera, she mists Skye, but instead of calling out Willow for a PPV match, she wants Kris and the TBS Championship. That will be a good match for WrestleDream but I feel like Kris wins that. Really good tag title match from FTR VS Workhorsemen but of course FTR wins so that their match with Aussie Open is now a title match. No idea who wins that but we all know it will be a match of the year contender. And I think something rather interesting is that Fatal 4 Way contenders tag match, and that detail about a title match “at any time.” Is a team going to win and then Money in the Bank those AEW tag titles away from whoever wins? Because that’d be awesome, actually.
Speaking of which, really fun tag match of Hook & RVD beating Menard & Parker. Of course Hook & RVD win, which helps give Hook & Cassidy momentum going into that WrestleDream Fatal 4. RVD is probably in AEW to be part of the fun, have more of these really good matches, but I can’t really say he is actually after another title reign of some kind. Then big stuff from Eddie Kingston, putting up TWO championships up in his match with Shibata. That’s one huge first defense for the ROH World Championship, but I would think Eddie retains. As awesome as it’d be to see one man with three singles titles, there’s no good story of Eddie losing the belts he worked so hard to have so soon.
Don Callis has a good promo in response to the Six Man Tag challenge, but of course Will Ospreay is the third man, even though I would’ve loved for them to bring in someone really good that really needs something to do. But whatever, Ospreay brings star power, and there is story here already where Ospreay’s faced all three men, Omega, Ibushi & Jericho. It’ll also be an awesome match with Ospreay in it, but I would think Jericho & The Golden Lovers win. It’d also be great if Daniel Garcia helped tip the scales in Jericho’s favor, completing the double turn of Garcia and Guevara and perhaps giving us Garcia VS Guevara.
Really good TNT Championship Triple Threat that was really a handicap match. While I was thinking Christian was going to force Luchasaurus to give him the win, Christian instead opportunistically takes the win from Darby in where he has to pin Luchasaurus. And yet we’re getting a Best 2 Out of 3 Falls match at WrestleDream. That will make WrestleDream even longer, but maybe that is where it all comes to a head with Nick Wayne being in this story. Great match from White VS Andrade, but of course Bullet Club Gold helps White win that one. I know there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable since Andrade turned Face, but this would be the time for LFI to show their new aggression while also helping Andrade against BCG.
And of course, a great Last Man Standing match in the main event. Oh, yeah, that was a Last Man Standing match they dressed up as Texas Death even though it wasn’t like we weren’t going to notice. Literally earlier this year, AEW Revolution, Hangman VS Moxley, THEIR Texas Death Match was Knockout, Standing Count or Submission/Verbal Forfeit. But I guess since they already played their hand of Starks taking a loss by fainting, meaning Starks would never tap out or say “I Quit,” they could only go with the KO/ten count finish. Still a great match, but I’m just a stickler for labeling things what they are, and this as Last Man Standing, not Texas Death. But I did like Starks having Bill stand down. Makes me think that Starks could be a future ally to the BCC.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Rampage goes big for Grand Slam!
AEW doubles up on Rampage, and we see a massive Fatal 4 Way to determine #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
- Darby Allin & Sting VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus; Darby & Sting win.
- Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker; Kris & OrangeHook win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom; The Righteous win and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at AEW WrestleDream.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
- Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King; Julia wins.
- Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson; Santana wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks; The Hung Bucks win and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin & Sting w/ Nick Wayne VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus!
The Relentless Icons won at All In London, but Captain Charisma’s complaint is that his Right Hand of Destruction was not his tag partner. Now that Christian and the TNT Champion are the legal men, will the result be different? Or will Darby be rolling into the “Triple Threat” title match tomorrow night on Collision?
Christian talks quick strategy with Luchasaurus, and they rush up to bait the Relentless Icons in! Christian ducks away from Sting but Darby gets right on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER! Christian rushes in after all but Sting fires off on him first! Sting dribbles Christian off buckles! Luchasaurus pries free to THROW Darby! Sting TOSSES Christian out then pursues, and the bell finally rings. Luchasaurus runs at Darby but Darby dodges, Luchasaurus gets caught up on the ropes! Darby then runs to DROPKICK Luchasaurus down to the ramp! Sting sends Christian into steel steps while Darby DIVES into Luchasaurus!
Fans rally up as Darby stands Luchasaurus up, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Christian fights back on Sting but Sting ROCKS Christian! But Luchasaurus POSTS Darby! Darby falls to the floor, Nick calls to Sting. They check Darby, he is still breathing but very dazed from that rough landing. Sting helps Darby up, Darby hobbles over, and Darby says he’s okay. Darby slides in at 6 of 10 but Luchasaurus drags him over. Tag to Christian and Christian stomps Darby down! Christian CHOPS Darby, stalks him along the way, then CLUBS him down! Christian stands on Darby’s neck at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.
Darby sputters, Christian drags him up, and tag to Luchasaurus. They mug Darby, and Luchasaurus CLUBS Darby down! Luchasaurus scoops to SLAM Darby down! Luchasaurus snarls, whips Darby hard into the corner, and then tags Christian. Christian says he, or Luchasaurus, will be TNT Champion, but fans boo. Christian taunts Sting, goes back to Darby, and Christian brings Darby around. But Darby fights back with forearms! Darby whips, Christian reverses but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Both men are down, Luchasaurus rushes in to BLAST Sting! Christian anchors Darby’s leg, then tags Luchasaurus.
Rampage goes picture in picture as Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s head! Luchasaurus then stomps Darby, stalks him to ropes, and clamps on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, then scoops, then carries Darby around, for a SWINGING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Darby hangs tough, but Luchasaurus brings him up. Christian tags in, they mug Darby more, and then Christian stands on Darby’s face! The ref counts, Christian steps off to snapmare Darby and neck wrench! Darby endures, but Christian claws his face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off, and then sits Darby up just to claw his face again!
Darby fights up, throws elbows, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Rampage returns to single picture as Christian covers, TWO! Christian grows annoyed but he drags Darby up and tags Luchasaurus. They mug Darby more, and then Luchasaurus hauls Darby up. Darby pries the hand away from his throat, but Luchasaurus ROCKS him! Luchsasurus shakes out his hand, choke grips and JURASSIC- NO, Darby lands out! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby! Into the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Sting breaks it! Fans rally but Luchasaurus tags Christian. Christian goes up to DIVING FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby and Christian crawl as fans fire up! Both men stand, Darby sunset flips but Christian stays up! So Darby lets off, hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Christian! Fans fire up, Sting whips but Christian kicks back! Sting just beats his chest! SPINEBUSTER! Luchasaurus runs in but gets fast hands! Sting backs Luchasaurus down into the corner! Christian runs in but is send into Luchasaurus! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH them both! SCORPION DEATH DROP on Christian! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus! Then feeds him to the dragon sleeper! Darby goes up, SCORPION COFFIN DROP COMBO!!
Christian stagger sup, into a SHOTGUN from Darby! Darby snarls, Sting SPLASHES Luchasaurus! The ref is distracted, Christian pokes Darby in the eyes! Christian chicken wings and turns Darby but Nick distracts him! Darby then rolls Christian up to jackknife bridge! The Relentless Icons win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Prodigy of Rain City gets one over on Captain Charisma! But Christian glares at Nick. Will the jokes about Nick’s mom stop for something far more serious, and dangerous? Or will this all be a distraction in tomorrow night’s glorified handicap match?
Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager!
The Galaxy’s Greatest reunites with her best friend, as well as a new friend! Freshly Squeezed joins forces with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, will their less talk more rock combination help Mama Kris put the Star of the Show, Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange to bed?
The trios sort out and the FTW Champion starts against Menard. The two circle as fans rally up, and Menard talks trash. “You wanna taste?! I don’t think so!” Then Menard tags in Parker! Parker and Hook circle, but then Parker tags Menard. Anna applauds, but Hook TOSSES Parker, then SAYANAGIS Menard! REDRUM!! Menard scrambles and tags to Anna! Hook obeys the rules and lets off of Menard, and also steps aside so Kris can step in. Fans fire up as the TBS Champion and Anna circle. Anna kicks low, but Kris blocks the whip! Then Kris hip tosses Anna away! Fans fire up as Kris flexes, but Anna dodges the splash to LEG LARIAT!
Anna wrenches and HOOK- NO, Kris blocks the kick to suplex! Kris holds Anna up and fans fire up, for the SLAM! Kris kips up and flexes again! Parker storms in, the ref steps him, but that’s a distraction so Hager can CLOBBER Cassidy! Kris gets distracted and Anna SUPERKICKS her down! Tag to Parker while Hook backs Hager down. But Menard CLOBBERS Hook now! And then Menard RAMS Hook into railing! Fans are torn as Menard drags Hook up to put in the ring. Parker drags Hook up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker drags Hook back up to throw hands! Parker reels Hook in to hit a BIG back suplex!
Parker scuffs Hook, tags Menard, and they coordinate to BACKBREAKER and RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fans are torn as Menard talks more trash, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Menard stands Hook up, but Hook pushes him back to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Menard wobbles but he kicks back, and whips him hard into a corner! Hook falls and the former JAS soak up the heat. Menard stomps Hook, sucker punches Cassidy, then stomps Hook more! Menard drags Hook up to whip him hard into the ex-JAS corner. Tag to Parker, they stomp away on Hook, then soak up more heat. Parker scuffs Hook at the ropes, mocks Cassidy’s “devastating” kicks, then stands Hook up. Parker whips, then DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hook hangs in there but Parker drags him up and reels him in. But Hook back drops him away!
parker hurries to drag Hook over and tags in Menard. Menard stomps Hook, kicks him around, then drags him up. Hook throws body shots, but Menard whips him hard into another corner! Menard drags Hook up again, CHOPS him against the ropes, then talks some trash. Menard CHOPS again, fires haymakers, but Hook hits back! And again! And again! But Menard SMACKS Hook down! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Menard & Parker double whip Hook, but Hook ducks the double clotheslines to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up as Hook hurries over, hot tag to Cassidy! New York goes nuts as Cassidy bumps Parker off buckles, bumps Menard off buckles, then repeat! Cassidy climbs up, takes aim, but both Menard & Parker turn around! So Cassidy hops down, to put his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dodges double clotheslines to then DOUBLE SHOTGUN! And kip up! Cassidy builds speed to then DIVE onto Hager! Payback on Big Hurt! Cassidy runs in, tilt-o-whirls but Menard blocks! Parker joins in, but Hook saves Cassidy from the double suplex!
Hook CLUBS Parker & Menard, helps Cassidy, but then Anna CLUBS #OrangeHook! Anna adds on, but then so does Kris! Kris & OrangeHook TRIPLE SUPLEX the ex-JAS!! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! ORANGE- NO, Parker gets under! Feed to the drop toehold, BOOYAH ELBOW! Cassidy gets a taste, but Hook hits a T-BONE on Parker! And a T-BONE on Menard! Fans fire up again as Hook T-BONES Parker onto Menard! Anna is furious, but the ref has to keep her back! Hager gets up to CLOBBER Hook!! Fans boo but Cassidy hits an ORANGE PUNCH on Hager!! Anna is still distracting, then she jumps on Cassidy! QUEENSLAYER!
But Kris pries Anna off Cassidy into an Electric Chair Lift! Anna freaks out, Cassidy intercepts Parker to feed to Hook’s REDRUM!! Kris SLAMS Anna down! Menard falls, ORANGE PUNCH for Parker!! Cover on Parker, OrangeHook & Kris win!
Winners: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook, by pinfall
A great win for the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed! Will this momentum carry them all through into WrestleDream?
It’s an all new QTV.
Harley Cameron asks if they wanna see her impersonation of a hot dog. Uh, sure. Harley just goes rigid. Huh. What does Joe Blow think? Uh- Johnny TV springs on the scene and says they must’ve had a great time in Montreal. Wait, Solo wasn’t invited to that. Oh, uh, that sucks. But let’s rrrroll the footage! Harley says this is awkward, but that only works when she asks for it. “RRRRRRROLL~ the footage, gov’nah!” Footage rolls of QT Marshall defending his title in Lutte Academie, the French Canadian wrestling indie. QT pounded that guy’s ass like a turkey! Oh, hey, nice sunglasses, Solo! Remember the handshake? Hecc yeah!
They do the shake, blast off, and then QT texts! He needs a tag partner for next week! Someone with fresh breath, long hair, and has known for a long time. Someone he can trust not matter what. Solo says that’s him! It has to be! No, bro, that’s Johnny! Gotta go, see you next week. Awkward… But will the combined powers of QT & Johnny be unstoppable?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says that after Dynamite, this guy has a lot to answer for. Though, we already knew he was a snake in the grass. Ladies and gentlemen… Don Callis. Fans boo as the patriarch of the Don Callis Family walks out with “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita and goes to the ring. Schiavone has to admit, Callis is many times a step ahead, and he is eating up how the fans all around the world just HATE him! Schiavone says Callis deserves all of it. Callis takes the mic and fans boo as he says just wants to say… “A few weeks ago, the wrestling world was abuzz! The wrestsling world was abuzz at my so-called pursuit of Chris Jericho.
“I didn’t end up with Jericho, but I ended up with the man I really wanted, the newest member of the Don Callis Family… SAMMY! GUEVARAAA~!” The fallen Spanish God makes his way out now, dressed to impress. Fans boo more as Sammy joins his “family” in the ring. Sammy soaks up all the heat, but Schiavone asks, “You actually call this man family?” Sammy says he can’t hear Schiavone, but that might be from all the booing. Sammy tells Don, “Believe it or not, I hated you. I hated you for a long time.
“I hated you almost as much as they hated you. And it’s because this whole time, I thought you were trying to rip apart my family. But really, you were just trying to show me I never really had one. Until now!” They hug and fans boo more. Sammy says why did he betray Jericho on Wednesday? The reason is because for the past four years, he has been holding Sammy back! Jericho has taken Sammy for granted, just like all the fans have! Fans boo more but Sammy says yeah, yeah, yeah. Last year, it was “F YOU SAMMY!” Earlier this year, it was “LET’S GO, SAMMY!” Well Sammy is done with such fickleness! He doesn’t need the fans!
Sammy is done trying to earn the fans’ love. He has a hot, hot wife, a beautiful baby girl and a fat bank account! Fans boo Sammy but Sammy says Jericho is DEAD to him, and never wants to see him again! But wait! Judas plays and fans fire up! Jericho is here, and he rushes the DCF! Jericho DECKS Konosuke, ROCKS Sammy, fires off on Konosuke again to TOSS him out, then he ROCKS Sammy! Sammy scurries away but Callis CLUBS Jericho! Jericho scowls at Callis and fans say Callis F’d up now! But Konosuke returns to SMACK Jericho with a chair! And again! And again! And again!!
Fans boo but then Sammy has Konosuke stop. Because Sammy takes the chair to SMACK Jericho now! And again! And again!! Sammy unleashes that resentment and rage! Konosuke drags Jericho up, Sammy helps, and Callis tells Jericho this is what he gets! Callis throws punches, but hurts his own hand! So he brings out the SCREWDRIVER!! Fans freak out, but here comes KENNY OMEGA!! The Cleaner is back, with a metal pipe!! Omega runs the DCF off and fans are thunderous! Jericho staggers up to his feet and he bumps into Kenny. Both men are on guard, but upon seeing who it is, Jericho cools off.
Omega drops the pipe, and he nods before leaving. Will Omega and Jericho see that the enemy of their enemy is truly a friend in the fight against the treacherous, disgusting and conniving Don Callis?
Rampage returns as Alex Marvez finds Kenny Omega.
Marvez says Omega and Jericho, in the same ring together, working together against Don Callis! Kenny stomps Marvez there. Do they really think Kenny did any of that for Jericho? That he cares about Jericho? This is bigger than Jericho! This is about Kenny taking care of Callis. But then Jericho walks over. Jericho tells Kenny that he says this once: he appreciates Kenny making that save, but he also knows the reason it happened. Just as Kenny was saying, this is not about them becoming friends. This entire company was based on the Omega VS Jericho rivalry. But now, something that Callis never thought would happen: Jericho and Omega are UNITED in taking Callis out!
The match Callis put together in Tokyo, it is now a nightmare come to life. And as far as Sammy goes, he is the real Judas. But so Jericho suggests they team up for real and take out the Don Callis Family, at WrestleDream! Omega tells Callis that he stabbed Omega in the back, betrayed his best friend in Jericho, and threatened someone Kenny loves in Kota Ibushi. That scar on Callis’ head that he blames on Omega, after they’re done with him, Callis will look like Freddy Krueger. WrestleDream, October 1st, will become a Wrestle Nightmare. DCF VS Jericho, Omega and Ibushi! Who you got?! They’ll be waiting.
ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom!
All teams with history in ROH, all teams with history with the tag titles, but only one team gets to go on to their WrestleDream against MJF & Adam Cole. Will Matt & Jeff DELETE the competition? Will Dutch & Vincent bring about an Autumn Sunset? Will Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta get a shot at finally becoming champions? Or will Mike Bennett & Matt Taven go after the men that (emotionally) hurt Roderick Strong?
In this Fatal 4 Way, only two teams are legal at a time, so the ref calls for them to sort things out. But then tensions build between old rivals in Best Friends and The Kingdom, as well as new rivals in The Hardys and The Righteous. The ref can sense where this is going, and he rings the bell right as the brawl begins! Taven has Trent, Mike has Chuck, Dutch has Matt (Hardy) and Vinnie has Jeff! Then The Kingdom and Righteous put Best Friends and Hardys up top, fire off more hands with them, but then Best Friends and Hardys knock The Righteous and Kingdom down! Four corner V1! QUADRUPLE AX HANDLES!
The Hardys give thumbs up to Best Friends, and then Best Friends offer it. But the group hug is denied! Fans boo as The Hardys are sent outside, followed by Best Friends. Mike RAMS Chuck into railing, Dutch builds speed, but the KICK OF THE KING takes him down! Taven builds speed to FLY! He takes down The Righteous and Hardys! Trent gets in the ring and fans fire up! Trent builds speed, but Chuck stops him! They HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! The Best Friends then BLAST The Kingdom, and they DOUBLE TOPE to take everyone out! Fans are thunderous as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Best Friends put Taven in, Matt Hardy is after him, and he ROCKS Taven with a forearm. And another! Taven drops to a knee, Hardy bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” The ref counts, Hardy finishes up, and fans rally. Hardy drags Taven up, brings him around, tag to Jeff. The Hardys double whip, then double ELBOW, and then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Taven up, snapmares, and basement dropkicks! But then Chuck tags in off Jeff! Tag to Trent and Best Friends get Taven up. Forearm and SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Mike shouts at Trent but Trent keeps his focus on Taven.
Trent runs in at the corner to BACK ELBOW! Then Trent keeps moving, but Taven ducks and sends Trent out! Mike YANKS Trent down to BOSTON BAYONET! Mike mocks Jeff’s dance moves, but then backs off as the Hardys step to him. Taven then CLOBBERS Trent! Taven puts Trent in the ring, stalks him, and keeps him from Chuck. Trent anchors a leg, tags Mike, and Mike CLAWS Trent’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Mike again mocks Jeff. Mike drags Trent up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS him down! Mike then BOOTS Trent, stands him back up, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Trent hangs tough but Mike tags Taven.
The Kingdom gets Trent up, feed to a BOOT, then a FOREARM, then Taven goes up. Trent ducks and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits Mike! Taven panics, apologizes, and Rampage returns to single picture. The Kingdom keeps Trent from Chuck! Then they DECK Chuck! Trent BOOTS Mike, dodges Taven and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while Trent and Taven are down. Vinnie reaches out to tag off his old enemy, and Hardy tags off Trent. Hardy rallies on Vinnie, then hits a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, ONE!! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys whip Vinnie to BOOT, JAWBREAKER, and then NECKBREAKER! Jeff SPLASHES down, covers, TWO!
Jeff wrenches to CLUB Vinnie’s arm. Tag to Matt, they mug Vinnie, and then double whip. Dutch runs in but is sent into Vinnie! Matt sets up, Jeff runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt tags Jeff back in, and Jeff hits an atomic drop, then the leg splitting leg drop! Basement dropkick to add on! And an elbow drop! Cover, Dutch breaks it! Jeff kicks Dutch but no Twist yet! BOSS MAN SLAM! Taven ENZIGURIS Dutch! Vinnie ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Mike whips Vinnie but Vinnie BOOTS! Vinnie ROCKS Mike, feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Matt Hardy runs in but into a BOSS MAN SLAM!!
Chuck sneaks a tag off Jeff Hardy, Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Vinnie! Trent runs but Dutch catches him! Trent slips free of the Boss Man Slam to feed Dutch to a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Taven runs in to BOOT Trent! “That’s for Adam Cole, ya dummy!” But Taven turns around into a SUPERKICK from Chuck! Chuck drags Taven up, wrenches, but Mike stops Sole Food! Taven distracts the ref, Mike PUNCHES CHUCK IN THE WIENER!! Mike reels Chuck in, Taven goes up, HAIL MARY!! Cover, TRENT BREAKS IT! Fans fire up as Jeff tags in off Taven! Taven is furious but Jeff gives Chuck a TWIST OF FATE!
Jeff throws his shirt off! Jeff goes up a corner, but Vinnie tags in off Jeff! SWANTON BOMB on Chuck, but Dutch drags Jeff out! Vinnie SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships)
Fans don’t like it, but Vinnie snipes this one, and now he and Dutch will face MJF & Cole in Seattle! Will The Righteous expose the false friendship for what it is? Or will the brochachos continue to prove they are Better Than You Baybay?
Wait, Taven RAMS Trent into railing! He is furious that he and Mike lost! Mike CHOKES Chuck with a chair! Taven SMACKS Trent with a chair! They are violating their PSAs about neck health by endangering the neck health of Best Friends! Mike SMACKS Chuck off a chair! Fans boo while The Kingdom storms off, what will it take for the OGK to finally get back to the ROH World Tag titles?
Mike Santana speaks.
“Now it’s time for you to understand what this all truly means to me. Going away for this injury was the easy part. Handling what goes on in here (the heart) and up here (the mind) was the hard part. That was the true test. I spent 30 DAYS staring out a treatment center window, wondering just where my life went. And I realized I’ve survived way too damn much to just piss it all away. And here I am, for the world to see. And I’m hungrier than ever. Everybody is food. You get in between me and my money, I will put you down. You get in between me and feeding my daughter, I put you down.
“And realize this: Whether it’s here, whether it’s anywhere, I’m gonna get mine. If you don’t like it, you fight me or fire me! But you have two options: Either get down, or lay down.” There is a fire raging inside Mike Santana, will he use it to blaze a trail to the top of the mountain?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order!
While everyone loves the diss tracks and the scissor fingers and the bright colors, it would seem Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver would have us believe Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass are the bad guys in all this. But if they’re the heroes of this story, does that mean the Dark Order will prevail? Or will they fail to end the Scissoring World Tour?
But speaking of a diss track…! “Acclaimed on the mic, and it sounds so pretty. Damn it feels good to be in New York City! Oh my God, the Dark Order! The number one cure for a sleep disorder! The group is smaller than I remember. Now we gotta fight against the three worst members! And we beat you down proper. Have all y’all laid up like Aaron Rodgers.” Ouch… But Bowens takes the mic to shout, “NEW YOOORK CITAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! But will those scissors cut down The Dark Order before they ever rebuild?
The trios sort out and Caster starts against Reynolds. The fans rally up and sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Caster and Reynolds circle, tie up, and go around. Reynolds waistlocks, throws Caster down, then pulls on an ear to get a headlock. Caster fights up, throws body shots, and then headlocks back. Reynolds powers up and out, but Caster runs him over! Caster says “SUCK IT!” then runs, but Reynolds hurdles. Caster BACKHANDS Reynolds! And says “SUCK IT!” again! Reynolds runs in, but into an arm-drag! Caster keeps on the armlock but Reynolds fights up. Reynolds puts Caster in the corner and Silver tags in.
Uno pulls Caster’s hair to keep him in the corner, the reprimands, but Silver & Reynolds mug Caster! The ref counts, Silver lets off to say “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” But Caster fights back and RAMS Silver into the corner! Tag to Bowens and he kicks Silver. Silver shoves Bowens but Bowens fires off haymaker after haymaker after haymaker! Self-scissor and Bowens DECKS Silver! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Billy, he and Bowens double whip to double ELBOW! They wind up, and scissor before the ELBOW DROP! Billy then scoops to SLAM Silver! Tag to Caster, they hold Silver open as Bowens goes up!
SCISSOR ME- NO, Reynolds HOTSHOTS Bowens down! Uno DECKS Billy, BOOTS Caster, and then Reynolds RAMS Bowens into railing! Uno drags Billy out to POST him! Silver STRADDLE ATTACKS then GERMAN SUPLEXES Caster! Bridging cover, TWO! The Dark Order regroup, to mock the scissor fingers! Fans boo but Silver looms over Caster. Silver bumps Caster off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Silver tags Reynolds, they mug Caster, then Reynolds brings Caster around for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Caster hangs tough but Reynolds grinds his forearm into Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Reynolds lets off at 4, then he tags Uno. Reynolds bumps Caster of Uno’s boot, then Uno CHOPS Caster! Uno scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Uno argues with the ref, but then drags Caster back up. Uno brings Caster around, but Caster fights his way towards his corner! Caster reaches out but Uno turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Uno drags Caster up as Rampage returns to single picture, and bumps him off more buckles.
Uno tags Silver, and Silver snapmares Caster. Silver KICKS Caster in the chest! Silver taunts Bowens & Billy, but backs off to then drag Caster up. Silver KICKS Caster down, then he taunts Bowens & Billy again. Silver stands Caster up but Caster throws hands! But Silver gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Caster ends up in the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno stomps a mudhole into Caster, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno gets in the ref’s face, and that allows Silver to CHOKE Caster! Fans boo but Uno drags Caster up. Fans rally but Reynolds tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster. Silver says Dark Order freakin’ rules!
Reynolds CLUBS Caster, stands on his face, and says the Dark Order claw is a real hand sign! Reynolds stomps Caster, drags him up, and then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Uno, and Uno CHOPS Caster! Tag back to Reynolds, and Uno keeps Caster stuck so Reynolds can run and ELBOW! Uno SPLASHES, then short arm LARIATS! Reynolds covers, TWO! Fans rally for Caster as he crawls, but Reynolds intercepts to scissor finger with him! Then Reynolds sucker punches Bowens! The ref keeps Billy back, but then Caster back drops! Reynolds sunset flips but Caster sits on it, TWO! Reynolds hurries up, but Caster hot tags Billy!
Fans fire up as Daddy Ass starts whooping some ass! Billy TOSSES Uno, TOSSES Silver, then back drops Reynolds! Fans fire up more as Billy says “SUCK IT!” FAMOU- NO, Reynolds sips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Billy drops to a knee and Reynolds shouts “Suck this, Billy!” Reynolds runs, but into a LARIAT! Tag to Bowens! Bowens drags Reynolds but Reynolds cradle counters! TWO!! Reynold swings but Bowens spins him for the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Reynolds down! Fans fire up as Bowens tags Caster. The ARRIVAL, and then the MIC DROP! Cover, Silver shoves Bowens down to break it!
Silver BOOTS Bowens out, distracts the ref with the arguing, and Uno has a title belt! Uno aims, BELT SHOT on Caster!! Uno gets away with the evidence, Reynolds covers, TWO?!?! Caster survives and Uno is furious! But Billy CLOBBERS Uno! Silver CANNONBALLS Billy! Reynolds hauls Caster up, he and Silver start up the WOMBO COMBO! But Caste turns Stunner into FAMOUSER! Bowens POSTS Silver, crotch first! Bowens tags in and the Acclaimed get Reynolds up! Double trophy lift, into an ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Dark Order showed their true colors with trying to cheat this one, and the Scissor World Tour continues! But will Uno, Reynolds & Silver try again? Or will Caster, Bowen s& Daddy Ass move on to bigger and better?
Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King!
Chicago Skye got a great Six Woman Tag win last night in ROH, but now she is back to fighting for herself. Will she be able to shine in the darkness? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up as the hats come off, and then the two slowly circle. They approach but Julia dodges. Julia smirks but Skye rolls her eyes. They reset and Julia offers a handshake. Skye is wary, but she still accepts. And then Julia reels Skye in to whisper something to Skye? Skye gets mad but Julia SLAPS her first! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Julia shoves Skye. Skye blocks a kick to KNEE Julia! Skye runs up to reel Julia in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Skye drags Julia up and fireman’s carries, but Julia fights free to waistlock. They go to ropes but Skye turns O’Conner into a crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Skye hurries to smack Julia off buckles! Skye swaggers, runs corner to corner, but Julia trips her into buckles! And throws her down by her hair! Julia kicks Skye around, then rains down fists! Fans boo but Julia scowls, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Julia stomps Skye around, CLUBS her down, then CLUBS her again! Julia clamps on a chinlock and she stretches Skye back. Skye endures, reaches out, so Julia throws her down. Julia stomps Skye, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Julia SLAPS Skye, then CHOPS her! Skye flounders along the ropes but Julia brings her up to whip and CLOBBER her! Julia paces around while Skye writhes. Julia drags Skye up, CLUBS her, then stomps her down. Julia scuffs Skye around, drags her up and SLAPS her again! Skye flounders to a corner, but Julia fires off forearms! Julia digs her boots in but lets off as the ref counts.
Skye sputters but Julia stands her up. Julia whips Skye corner to corner hard, then runs in, only to get buckles! Skye schoolgirl bridges, TWO! Julia KICKS Skye down! And CLUBS her! Julia chinlocks to grind Skye down to the mat, but Skye endures as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Skye SLAPS Julia! Julia SLAPS back! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up with Skye, then she whips. Julia holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! Snapmare and then SUPER- NO, Julia blocks the kick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Julia hangs tough but fans rally up. Skye goes to the corner and she climbs up. Julia staggers, and she trips Skye! Julia goes up to throw hands but Skye hits back! Julia CLUBS Skye but Skye ROCKS Julia! Julia sits on the ropes but she fights with forearms! Skye ROCKS Julia again and Julia leans way back! But Julia sits up, SPIDER SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up as Julia hangs upside-down like a bat! Then she hops down to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Julia grows frustrated but Brody says to end this! But Skye covers! TWO, Julia has the ghost pin, TWO! Skye full nelsons but Julia powers out to ROCK Skye! And SUPERKICK! Julia runs to BLINDSIDER! “The House always wins.” HARTLESS!! Skye taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
Julia is undefeated on the year, but she isn’t done! She puts Skye back into HARTLESS!! Skye taps more, the ref reprimands, but Julia makes her suffer! Wait! Here comes Willow Nightingale! The Babe with the Power is Skye’s friend, and she makes the save! Julia scurries away to hide behind Brody. Julia wags her finger and has a sinister little smile. Is the Lady of the House going to target the 2023 Queen of Harts?
Bullet Club Gold speaks.
Colten Gunn busts out the Espanol, bringing up how tomorrow night on Collision, Jay White is going to wrestle Andrade. Austin says you gotta roll those R’s more. It’s “Andrrrade El Idolo~!” Juice shows off his “rrrrrr~~” and then Jay White walks over. He loves it when you get Juice purring. But no, boys, it is Andrrrade El Iiidolooo~! Oooh~! But see, the thing is, White is familiar with Andrade. A world class athlete who has traveled the world over. But White knows Andrade. They met in 2015 in Japan. Andrade didn’t know White, probably doesn’t even remember, but why would he?
But Andrade knows him now as The Switchblade, Jay White. The WORLD knows Jay White, just like the world knows the Bang Bang Gang, Bullet Club Gold, #TopShelfGunns! And Andrade El Idolo, you want the world to know your name and ask for his name in the same breath as White’s. Well lucky for Andrade, tomorrow night on Collision, Michigan will know your name when Jay White BEATS Andrrrade El Idolo~! And then his moment in the spotlight ends with two words: ARMAS ARRRRRIBAAAA!! BCG is guaranteeing a “GOALLLL~!” but will they be the ones learning a thing or two?
Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson w/ The Iron Savages!
We’ve heard the story and we’ve heard the warnings, but time to see it in action! Will the Bronx Boricua Badass burn down his beefy ‘n’ bulky opponent?
The bell rings and fans rally up as Santana circles with Bronson. Santana gets on the corner to soak up all the energy coming from the crowd. Then he ties up with Bronson, they go around, and Bronson puts Santana in a corner. Santana turns it around, the ref counts and Santana lets off, but Bronson ROCKS him! Bronson then storms up to fire off hands! Bronson bumps Santana off buckles, fires off haymakers, but the ref counts. Bronson says he’s gonna BUST~! But Santana CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bronson kicks low, runs, but Santana BOOTS him! Santana waistlocks, Bronson switches but Santana bucks the O’Conner to roll and CUTTER!
Fans fire up and Santana aims from a corner now. Bronson stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT! Santana is all fired up and the fans are with him! Bronson bails out but Santana DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bronson! Fans are thunderous as Santana puts Bronson in the ring. Santana goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Santana drags Bronson up, reels him in, and he underhooks to Canadian Rack, GUTBUSTER! Cover, Santana wins!
Winner: Mike Santana, by pinfall
A victorious return, but wait! Ortiz is on stage? Proud ‘n’ Powerful have parted ways, but now these two stand face to face. Ortiz says if Santana’s ready to talk, he’s ready to listen. Santana just walks past Ortiz so Ortiz says okay, if that’s how it is… Will PNP ever be a team again? Will they even reunite as friends?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, Swerve’s Mogul Embassy, and Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks now come to a head as the ROH Six Man Championships hang in the balance. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their reign of terror? Or will Matt, Nick & The Cowboy have these belts for a second time?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly the elite trio!
The Code of Honor is upheld as this is an ROH sanctioned bout. Then the Embassy attacks! The Gates of Agony go after The Bucks while Cage is after Page! Kaun whips Matt and Liona whips Nick but the Bucks hold ropes! The Gates rush in but the Bucks dump them out! Fans fire up as the Bucks DOUBLE PLANHA and bring the Gates down! Hangman fires back on Cage with haymakers, then a ROLLING ELBOW into the DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up as the Bucks slide and anchor Kaun, and then Hangman BOOTS Kaun down! The Bucks catch Kaun, bring him around to drape him out, and Hangman remembers this one!
Fans fire up as Hangman goes to the apron, to DRAPING SHOOTING STAR! Fans are thunderous and even Hangman is surprised he pulled it off. Nick PENALTY KCIKS Liona, RAMS into Cage, then slingshots to FACEBUSTER! Then cartwheel MOONSAULT for LIona! Slingshot DESTROYER for Cage! Matt is up top, to MACHO ELBOW! Fans are thunderous as The Hung Bucks get in together. They sit Cage up, B T E- “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul himself is here! Hangman snarls at Swerve but Swerve and his fur coat stay on stage. Nana does his dance, though!
Hangman steps out to the ramp to stare Swerve down but Swerve just blows him a kiss. The Gates CLOBBER The Bucks! Kaun & Lona get Matt up, Cage coordinates with them, ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! Liona TOSSES Hangman out, then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Nick! The Gates fires each other up, then Kaun whips Liona in. Matt ELBOWS Liona away! Kaun runs in but into a BOOT! Matt goes up but Kaun kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and then an ELBOW DROP from Liona! The Embassy roars while the fans boo, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Kaun tags in to drag Matt up and ROCKS him in a corner! And CHOP! Kaun stalks Matt as he staggers away, then tags in Liona. The Gates mug Matt, Liona stomps a mudhole in then digs his foot into Matt’s throat! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and then Liona hauls Matt up to scoop. Liona puts Matt on ropes to throw KNEE after KNEE! The ref counts, Liona just fires off more and more, but he lets off at 4. Tag to Cage, Liona stomps Matt and then Cage drags him up. Cage bumps Matt off buckles, then UPPERCUTS! Matt hits back but Cage ROCKS him! Cage whips corner to corner, Matt bounces off buckles and into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cage drags Matt up, shoves him and ROCKS him in the back! Tag to Kaun, he shoves and ROCKS Matt in the back! Tag to Liona and the mugging continues! They stomp and stomp until Matt falls out of the ring! Liona tags Cage back in and Cage fetches Matt. Cage whips Matt hard into railing! Cage soaks up the heat, “Who betta!?” Cage puts Matt back in the ring, covers, TWO! Cage drags Matt into a chinlock and grinds him down. Matt endures, fights up, and throws body shots. But Cage KNEES Matt low! Cage then BLASTS Nick off the apron! The ref reprimands but Matt fights his way out of the Embassy corner!
Cage runs in but Matt sends him into Kaun, knocking Kaun off the apron! Cage keeps Matt from Hangman but Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! But Cage SPLASHES Matt in the corner! Cage hoists Matt up top, CLUBS him on the back, then climbs up after Matt. Cage again soaks up heat, but Matt fires punches and elbows in return! Rampage returns to single picture, Matt knocks Cage down! Cage is in the drop zone, fans rally up and Matt adjusts, to CROSSBODY The Gates! Matt then hurries in, dodges Cage, tag to Hangman! The Cowboy rallies on The Machine with haymakers! The fans fire up as Hangman whips but Cage reverses.
Hangman slides under, BOOTS, but Cage reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Hangman lands on his feet! Nana is freaking out but Kaun grabs Hangman! Cage runs in but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman ROCKS Kaun, then triangle jump LARIATS Kaun down! Hangman keeps moving, and he triangle jump MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Cage hangs tough but fans rally with Hangman. Hangman goes to the apron, but the Gates anchor him! So the Bucks DOUBLE DIVE to take the Gates out! Hangman slingshots, but Cage catches him in Alabama position! WATER WHEEL DROP!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous but Cage hauls Hangman up. Swerve is still stoic on the ramp, but Cage puts Hangman on the top rope. Cage goes up but fans rally for Cowboy Shid! Cage fireman’s carries, but Hangman flips it to a SUPER STEINER!! Cage staggers up, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kaun runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona stays standing, and he roars, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Liona tumbles out, Matt gets Kaun up! The Bucks coordinate but Matt’s back holds him back. So Hangman scoops Kaun, Nick springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage deadlifts Nick to a fireman’s carry!
Kaun turns things around on Hangman to have a fireman’s carry, and then Liona returns to fireman’s carry Matt! The Embassy coordinate, SAMOAN DROP, AIR RAID CRASH and an F5 all at the same time!! Cover on Hangman, TWO?!? Hangman is still in this and fans are thunderous! The Embassy argues with the ref but Nana says to focus. The Embassy regroups, and Cage whips Kaun in to SPLASH! Liona sends Cage in to UPPERCUT! Kaun sends Liona in to clothesline! feed to Kaun’s full nelson, Cage picks Hangman up and Liona is up top, HAMMOCK SPLASH BOMB!! Cover, Nick SUPERKICKS it apart!!
The Gates swarm Nick and beat him down! They get him up, Cage coordinates with them again, but Nick flips up and out of the rock-a-bye! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage while Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! Kaun gets a SUPERKICK! The Gates stay up!? They DOUBLE LARIAT The Bucks! But Hangman DOUBLE BUCK SHOTS The Gates!! Cage swings, misses, Hangman Alabama Lifts to DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives but Hangman doesn’t worry, he just reloads on the apron. But Swerve is approaching. Hangman slingshots, Cage dodges, and Swerve is now face to face with Hangman. Hangman turns around into a DISCUS!!
Cage gets Hangman up, DRILL- VICTORY ROLL!! THE HUNG BUCKS WIN!!!
Winners: The Hung Bucks, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The Elite wins big, but Hangman goes right back to glaring at Swerve! Pyro goes off to celebrate The Hung Bucks becoming TWO-TIME Six Man Tag Team Champions, having ended one of the most dominant trios in either AEW or ROH! But this doesn’t change what is coming. Hangman and Swerve will put pen to paper on Wednesday to make their WrestleDream match official. Will Swerve’s House have something waiting for the Cowboy in Colorado?
A great two hours for Rampage here, though I am not going to advocate for this being a regular thing. Great opening tag from Darby & Sting VS Christian & Luchasaurus, and I like that Nick Wayne costs Christian this match. Darby taking on Christian and Luchasaurus in that TNT Championship Triple Threat which will really is a handicap match could also be a way to hand the feud off to where Christian has matches with Nick Wayne over this “Your dad is dead, I will be a better dad” gimmick. Now I don’t know if that means Darby wins the title or not, but it feels more likely he loses since Christian and Luchasaurus are going to work together.
Great Mixed Six but of course Kris & OrangeHook win. This was the first outing of Cassidy & Hook as a team, so they weren’t going to lose, and certainly not to the former Jericho Appreciation Society. And while Hook is FTW Champion, this does feel like they’ll eventually make it to some tag title match so that Cassidy can add to his resume. Great Fatal 4 Tag, but The Righteous winning was a big surprise to me. I thought WrestleDream would be when they pull the trigger on The Kingdom VS MJF & Cole and that pushes things towards a brochacho break-up. Seems not, they might be saving that for Full Gear in LA. And Kingdom might bide their time with a feud with Best Friends.
Good promo from Callis and Sammy, and really good stuff with Jericho going after them all, and then Kenny making the save. I was a little confused as to where Kota Ibushi was supposed to come into this until Jericho made the challenge of a Six Man Tag a la All In London. But at the same time, it prompts the Don Callis Family to grow, as it should, and maybe Callis keeps it a surprise until WrestleDream. Really good promo from Mike Santana before he of course beat Bronson, and I really like that Ortiz appeared. People have been wondering how much shoot and how much work we’re seeing in their social media exchanges, but I would think this hints at it being more a worked shoot, playing off the tension that has perhaps already been resolved.
Really good AEW Trios title match, with Dark Order looking good in their new gear, white with purple highlights. But I figured The Acclaimed would retain, they’re not losing on TV. Good match from Skye VS Julia, and Julia winning was only a slight surprise given all the momentum Skye’s been building. But Willow making the save was good stuff, and I really do think we need someone to be feuding with Willow over her winning the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Should’ve been doing that the whole time, but whether it’s AEW or ROH, Tony Khan’s got the book and we’ve all talked about those issues.
And a great main event for the ROH World Six Man titles, but with how fast and furious the Hung Bucks were going at the start of the match, I really thought they were losing. Swerve showed up, he could’ve easily screwed Hung Bucks over, but he was putting it on Hangman to mess things up and that actually cost The Mogul Embassy. I was talking this whole time about how that kinda buries ROH, and unless The Hung Bucks show up on like next week’s ROH episode, I still hold to that. Adam Cole & MJF haven’t been on ROH TV even though they’re the tag champs, so it just makes ROH seem like an afterthought despite them constantly using the various ROH champions on AEW programming. And if The Hung Bucks beat the near unbeatable Embassy, who is even going to beat the Bucks without cheating so, so hard?
My Score: 8.9/10
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