S! A! T U R! D A Y! NIGHT!
After winning big at Double or Nothing, it is finally time! Jungle Boy will challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship, but will he win it?
- Hangman Page VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hangman wins.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Dante Martin; Sydal wins.
- Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky VS Bear Bronson w/ Bear Boulder; Ethan wins.
- Kris Statlander w/ Orange Cassidy VS The Bunny w/ The Blade; Statlander wins.
- AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Jungle Boy; Omega wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW shares preshow interview footage.
Alex Marvez talks with Sammy Guevara as he arrives, but the PINNACLE attacks! Shawn Spears SMACKS Sammy with a chair, then looms over him. “Told ya I’d get ya. Compliments of MJF. Good luck next week.” Spears leaves Sammy down in the parking lot, will the Spanish God make sure Maxwell Jacob Friedman pays for this?
Hangman Page VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!
The Anxious Millennial Cowboy is tuning out the fact that his former friend, Kenny Omega, is defending the title tonight. But as the current #2 contender, he’ll be up next no matter the main event’s result! Will that help Hangman or hurt him against Team Taz’s big bad behemoth?
The bell rings and the two get forehead to forehead already. Hangman and Hobbs circle, tie up, and Hobbs puts Hangman in a corner. The ref counts, Hobbs shoves Hangman as he lets off but the fans at Daily’s Place is rallying. Hangman ties up with Hobbs, headlocks, but Hobbs powers out and runs Hangman over! Things speed up, Hangman jumps but into Hobbs’ arms! Hobbs RAMS Hangman to a corner, RAMS his shoulder into him over and over, then lets off as the ref counts. Hangman dodges the forearm to fire off forearms of his own! And stomps a mudhole in! Fans fire up with Hangman, and Hangman gets Hobbs for a whip.
Hobbs blocks, whips back, but Hangman KICKS! Hangman runs and LARIATS, but Hobbs stays up! Hangman LARIATS again, and runs again, but Hobbs puts him on the apron. But Hangman aims, fakes Hobbs out, and Hobbs scowls as he walks around outside the ring. Hangman hops down and Hobbs talks trash. Hangman dodges the haymaker but not the BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Fans taunt Hobbs but Hobbs SLAMS Hangman’s arm against barriers! Hobbs undoes the AEW banner to throw it on Hangman and fire off body shots. Hobbs refreshes the count and wraps Hangman’s arm in the railing!
The ref reprimands, Hobbs lets off, but Hobbs KICKS the railing! The arm gets tweaked, Hobbs puts Hangman in a corner and fires off. Hangman hits back but Hobbs kicks low! Hobbs wraps the arm on ropes, the ref counts, and Hobbs CLUBS Hangman as he lets go! Hobbs brings Hangman up for a BIG suplex! Hobbs looms over Hangman, and hits a FALLING HEADBUTT! Fans rally for Hangman but Hobbs taunts them as he SLAMS Hangman’s arm on the mat! Hobbs goes to a corner, climbs up, and VADER BOMBS onto boots! Hobbs staggers, Hangman gets up and hurries over to climb up and rain down rights! Fans count but Hangman gets 3 before Hobbs shoves him away!
Hangman lands on his feet, comes back, but Hobbs POSTS Him! Fans boo at Hobbs while cheering Hangman on but Hobbs goes out to stalk Hangman. Hobbs drags Hangman up, bumps him off the apron, and then YANKS Hangman into the post! Fans jeer, Hobbs YANKS Hangman into the post again! Hangman blocks the third attempt and YANKS Hobbs, but Hobbs doesn’t budge! Hangman tumbles, Hobbs refreshes the count, but Hangman POSTS Hobbs in return! Fans rally up as a ring count climbs! Hangman is in at 5 of 10, Hobbs sits up at 6. Hobbs drags himself up while Hangman has a bloody cut on the back of his head! Hobbs is in at 8, Hangman runs over to BOOT him!
Hobbs flounders about, Hangman BOOTS him again! Fans fire up with Hangman while Hobbs still staggers. Hangman runs in again to BOOT a third time! Hobbs still isn’t done?! Hobbs gets mad, even! But Hangman dumps Hobbs out, and TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS Hobbs to the floor! Hangman PLANCHAS Hobbs down! Fans are fired up again as Hangman gets Hobbs up and into the ring. Hangman gets to the apron, climbs up the corner, and MOONSAULTS! Direct hit and a cover, TWO! Hobbs survives but fans rally up behind Hangman. Hangman waistlocks, Hobbs elbows but Hangman keeps trying.
Hobbs elbows free, whips Hangman in, but misses in the corner! Hangman runs but into Hobbs’ CLOBBERING clothesline! Fans chant, “You Still Suck!” at Hobbs but he stomps Hangman. Hobbs gets Hangman up, tells fans, “So does your mama!” and then scoops for a SLAM! Hobbs goes back to the corner, climbs back up, and FALLING FLOPS! Hangman avoids the headbutt this time and he fires up! Hangman LARIATS Hobbs right off his feet! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and Hangman is frustrated. Hangman grits his teeth, has Hobbs up and reels him in for an Alabama, but Hobbs CLUBS him! Hobbs shoves and BOOTS Hangman, then runs to CLOBBER Hangman! Cover, TWO!!
Hangman survives and Hobbs can’t believe it! But here come Ricky Starks and Hook! Wait, how do they have the FTW Championship? Brian Cage comes out, grabs Starks and rips his jacket off! Starks runs away, claiming he’s still really hurt! Cage has the belt back, Hobbs turns around, BUCKSHO- SPINEBUSTER?! Cover, TWO!?!? Hobbs is furious and so is Taz on commentary! Hobbs slams Hangman’s arms on the mat, then scoops him! Hangman slips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Hobbs ROCKS Hangman back! Hobbs runs, Hangman ducks the body check! Hangman waistlocks, for a DEAD LIFT GERMAN! And the Alabama to the DEAD EYE!! Cover, Hangman wins!!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Taz hates to admit that this was a slobber knocker, as JR says. There are too many problems in Team Taz, how are they going to settle it? But this big win keeps Hangman strong in the running, will he be waiting on the other side of tonight’s main event?
AEW stars talk about the coming world title match.
Jungle Boy thinks back to Double or Nothing, 5/30/21, “As soon as the music hit, to hear that roar immediately, it just felt like this was gonna be okay.” JB won the Casino Battle Royal and earned his shot. Excalibur says that Kenny Omega, these last few months, “has become increasingly unhinged.” No one knows how much Omega has deteriorated, but Excalibur feels JB has a very good chance walking out the new champion. “The last time we were on a Saturday, Mr. Brodie Lee shocked the world and became TNT Champion. Jungle Boy, he might be Mr. Saturday Night.” That will have to be seen to be believed! Can JB do it?
The Young Bucks and Brandon Cutler speak.
Matt Jackson says, “Greetings and salutations! Look who it is! It’s the Young Bucks! Y’know, the tag team that all the trolls and haters call overrated.” That doesn’t make sense since they’re longest reigning AEW Tag Team Champions in comedy history. That’s right, over 230- Shut up, Brandon. Nick lets Matt continue. What’s made this run even more special and different is the aggression they bring out of their opponents. The Bucks don’t just beat you, they hurt you. Give ’em the list! Yeah, SCU- Shut up, Brandon! They took out SCU. SCU L8R. Jon Moxley. The Bucks’ kids are way cuter than his baby. Rey Fenix. Sorry, amigo. Pac! That poor bastard.
It feels SO good taking out these pricks! Who’s next? Next week! Penta and Eddie Kingston face them, and if they somehow win, they get a title shot at these! But that ain’t happening! Kingston & Penta aren’t a real team! They’re just two singles guys who got thrown together and they said, “Oh look! A team!” Like taking table scraps and trying to pass it off like a gourmet meal! Nick will keep that, Brandon had a good idea. And they know why the Bucks are so certain, right? It’s simple: They’re EVP’s! Extremely Violent People. Maybe Kingston & Penta will be next on the list. BAWK BAWK! See you then!
Tony Schiavone and Tully Blanchard are in the ring.
A legend in wrestling, the manager of FTR and The Pinnacle, one of the Four Horsemen, is here! And Schiavone is honored to welcome a lucha libre legend, the one and only KONNAN! Konnan makes his way out to the ring, stares Tully down right away, and Schiavone has things stay peaceful as a “gentlemen’s discussion.” Tully says the last time he saw Konnan, he was trying to interfere in a situation in a bar room. But because of his legend status, Tully says it is his pleasure to let Konnan go first. Oh, so we’re playing games already? Konnan heard Tully imposes his will on people, but he won’t be intimidated.
Neither will Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana & Ortiz. They’ve been stabbed, shot, kidnapped, strangled and left for dead. They’re still here, because that’s how they’re built. Konnan tells Tully that FTR tried to say they had the same upbringing. They’re from North Carolina, “where men are men and the sheep are scared,” but Konnan explains this: It’s not the same thing tipping cows and getting into bar fights and barn fights, and all that vegan beef you have out there in the woods, as it is surviving the streets of New York, enduring racial profiling while gang members hunt you down every day, with men of color are incarcerated at five times the rate as their White brethren.
Now Tully is a mentor to FTR. Konnan is a father to Santana & Ortiz. Tully wants his turn but Konnan says hold on, he hasn’t heard it all yet. When Santana so elaborately put it that he lost his biological father, Santana went to Konnan. Konnan was that missing ingredient like arroz con pollo. That’s Spanish, so learn it, Tully, because one day, you’re gonna have to learn to communicate with your grandkids, wink wink. Tully knows very much about Spanish, and very much about Konnan cuz he did his research. As great a star as Konnan was, he obviously doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.
Tully has news for Konnan: FTR will be out here and Konnan will be flat! That’ll be all Konnan ever did! One time on AEW Dynamite, one big moment, and then it was over with because FTR ended the game. Well then let Konnan say one more thing: when this is all said and done, Tully will be happy to know Walmart is still hiring greeters. And also, remember that PNP are like scarecrows: outstanding in their field. 5150, hasta la muerte! And since Konnan figured Tully would have his guys, Konnan has his guys! C’mon out, boys! Santana & Ortiz makes their entrances first, but Tully says, “I’ll tell you what.” He knew a bit about Konnan, and so look at the big screen!
PNP are already down and out backstage?! The two that came out were FTR IN DISGUISE! They attack Konnan! Tully tells them to finish this, and they get Konnan up for the MIND BREAKER!! NOW WHAT, BIG BOY!? Tully and FTR mock Konnan and the Inner Circle, and mockingly pray for forgiveness. Fans boo as The Pinnacle gets the upper hand on The Inner Circle again tonight, will there be a much more violent response?
Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Dante Martin!
A rematch from Dark classic on YouTube, surely this high-flying, physics defying showdown will be dynamite! But while the third eye guided Sydal to a win then, will Angel Dorado flip more than just the script on him?
“EXCUSE ME!!” Oh no, Vickie Guerrero is managing Top Flight now?! She knows the fans were waiting to see this match but she is here to introduce to us the future of AEW, Andrade El Idolo! Oh, well, alright. Andrade struts his way out to the ring, and Vickie says they have a HUGE announcement to make. But Vickie’s cut off by the Sydal Brothers making their entrance. Vickie keeps Andrade calm, and they let their announcement wait for later. Matt Sydal gets in the ring with Dante and the bell rings!
Sydal and Dante get face to face, circle around and then tie up. Sydal waistlocks, headlocks, shifts to a hammerlock, then to a facelock. Dante slips out to get a facelock of his own, but Sydal wrenches and wrenches. Dante headlocks to a takeover, but Sydal fights up. Sydal has the arm, wrenches again but again Dante headlocks. Sydal shifts to a wristlock to arm-drag out, then he wrenches again. Sydal steps through, snapmares but Dante handsprings to flying-mare! Sydal gets up, Dante hurdles as things speed up, low-rope springboard dropkick! Dante covers, TWO! Dante gets Sydal to another headlock takeover, but Sydal works on a headscissor.
Sydal fights up, powers out but Dante leaps to headscissor! Dante runs in, Sydal puts him on the apron but Dante ducks the haymaker to give a haymaker! Dante jumps back in but into the WHEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Sydal keeps his cool as fans rally for “Top Flight!” Sydal KICKS a leg, Dante gets to a corner, Sydal KICKS him again! Sydal drops knees on the knee, then does it again. Dante kicks Sydal but Sydal comes back with a STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Sydal keeps on Dante, brings him up but Dante throws body shots. Dante ROCKS Sydal, then catches him for a spin and scoop, INVERTED SIDEWALK SLAM! BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Dante keeps cool as he paces about. Sydal sits up, Dante brings him up to put in a corner for forearms. Dante whips corner to corner, Sydal reverses and back elbows! Sydal whips corner to corner now and follows up with a clothesline! Sydal goes corner to corner to SLIDING KNEE! Dante flounders, Sydal gets the legs and hooks them up for a Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Dante endures being bent back, reaches and fights, and gets free. Sydal keeps hold of the leg to SMASH the knee!
Dante clutches his leg while Sydal grits his teeth. Sydal gets Dante up, reels him in, cobra clutch Russian Leg Sweep! To the Cobra Clutch Stretch! Inverted Half Crab! Dante fights with his good arm and elbows Sydal away! Sydal goes to a corner, Dante runs in but Sydal BOOTS him down! Dante flops out of the ring, Sydal goes out after and fans fire up! But Dante rolls back, headstand to headscissors! Mike checks on Matt as AEW goes back to single picture. Dante crawls away while Mike coaches Matt up. Matt drags himself up and into the ring, as does Dante. Fans rally, Matt gets the legs for a figure four, modified Deathlock! Dante crawls back and gets the ropebreak!
Sydal lets go, firers himself up and gets Dante up. Dante throws body shots, Sydal CHOPS and CHOPS, but Dante blocks a kick to CHOP back! Dante KICKS away on Sydal’s leg, blocks another kick and pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY BOMB! Cover, TWO! Sydal survives but fans rally and duel. Dante goes to a corner, Sydal runs in but Dante slips out to the apron. Dante ROCKS then GAMANGIRIS Sydal! Dante jumps and jumps, TRIANGLE QUEBRADA! Cover, TWO!! Sydal narrowly escapes and bails out while Dante catches his breath. “This is Awesome!” as both men are on opposite ends of the same corner. Dante climbs, Sydal climbs, they start brawling!
Dante CLUBS Sydal, adjusts position, but Sydal fights him off! BACK HAND sends Dante down! Sydal adjusts, METEORA SMASHER! Cover, TWO!?!? Dante survives and Sydal can’t believe it! Fans rally up again, Dante crawls and Sydal runs in, but Dante ducks the kick! Dante swings, misses, but comes back with a HIGH sunset flip! TWO!! Dante hurries to his feet, and TIGHT SPIRAL STUNNERS!! Cover, TWO!?! Sydal still survives and Dante is beside himself! Dante climbs a corner, but has to leap over Sydal! The leg jams, Sydal ROUNDHOUSES! LIGHTNING SPIRAL!! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
That was definitely a level up from their first showdown, but it was still Sydal’s victory! But is this still a sign of the bright future Dante has?
Jungle Boy speaks.
“I’m gonna go ahead and say that tonight feels like maybe the biggest night of my entire life.” Before he can elaborate, Christian Cage walks over to say it IS going to be the biggest night of JB’s life. JB asks if Christian’s alright, given the issues with Matt Hardy. Yeah, Matt will be around, but tonight is JB’s night. Is he happy? Yeah, but nervous, too. Understandable. JB shouldn’t be happy yet, he should be pissed. There are those who think JB doesn’t deserve to be in this position, and that includes Kenny Omega. Everything JB’s done, every sacrifice and accomplishment, has led him here. Kenny’s saying the things he’s been saying because he sees JB as a threat.
Christian tells JB that he already “shocked the world” once by winning the Casino Battle Royal. Now it’s time to shock them again by winning the world title! JB thanks Christian for those words, but will they help him overcome The Cleaner and his conniving crew?
Mark Sterling and Jade Cargill speak.
“The monetization of the marketing multiverse is rolling on with #JadeBrand.” This week finally got them an agreement with AEW Shop and a 10% off deal on both of Jade’s merch shirts. Use the code, “THATB” and don’t ever say she never did anything for you. You could get something like this Dark Order shirt for full price, but why would you want trash like this? Mark can’t rip the shirt so Jade takes care of it for him. And Mark is just now learning that they’ve sold “a ton,” and almost completely out of the XXL, which makes a lot of sense because they’re wrestling fans. But if you buy one of the two shirts, you can look like the star that she is.
Jade corrects Mark there: She is one of a kind, and undefeated. No one looks like her, because she is THAT BITCH. Will Jade rip through the competition just like she did that shirt?
Alex Marvez interviews The Pinnacle.
Specifically, he is here with MJF, Wardlow and Shawn Spears. MJF interrupts, mockingly saying he didn’t realize fans tuned in to listen to Marvez. Oh wait they don’t! They tune in for him. “Thanks, pig vomit.” But hey everybody! There’s a part of MJF deep down, aka pinkie toe, that knows the fans are upset over his attack to Chris Jericho’s already damaged elbow. There’s also part of him that sees why they’re a smidgen upset that his good friend, The Chair Man, bashed Sammy with that chair. That was great, though! High-ten. But the one thing MJF can’t wrap even his beautiful brain around is why we’re upset over what MJF did to Dean Malenko.
Allow MJF to be honest since we can’t be honest: Dean is so old, when he was a kid, rainbows were in black ‘n’ white. That’s northwards of 60, with a bad heart and Parkinson’s. Now do fans really think someone in that state should even be involved in an industry as dangerous as pro-wrestling? Fans throw rocks when they should be throwing flowers and thanks. MJF gave Malenko what he deserves: an early retirement. You’re welcome, Dean. But here comes the Inner Circle! Jericho and Jake Hager, the only ones left, fight The Pinnacle 3v2 and things spill further backstage! MJF throws what he can but Jericho hits him back with a trash can!
Things start going towards gorilla and fans fire up as Hager brawls with Wardlow AND Spears on the stage! Then to the ring! Jericho hurries after them, MJF scurrying around like the rat he is! Spears goes after Jericho but Jericho throws hands! MJF wraps a sleeper hold on but Jericho fights off! Spears goes after Hager while Jericho mugs MJF! Jericho DECKS Wardlow! MJF knees low and throws hands again but Jericho keeps going. Wardlow stomps Hager, but then helps MJF mug Jericho! Fans boo, MJF boasts while Wardlow and Spears keep going. MJF digs his boots into Jericho, then gets the bad arm! Spears brings in a chair!
But here comes Sammy Guevara! He wasn’t beat up as bad as Pinnacle hoped! GAMANGIRI to Wardlow, SPEARS to Spears! Wardlow drags Sammy up but gets a JUJMPING KNEE! And a CHAIRSHOT!! MJF steps up but runs away before Sammy can get him! Spears staggers up into a CHAIRSHOT! The Spanish God has gotten just some of his vengeance, but he gets a mic to shout at MJF! “Hey, a**hole, you messed with the wrong guy! On Wednesday, everybody finds out what I already know: That they chose the wrong guy!” The wrong guy for the action figures, for the posters. MJF loves to say he’s better than someone and you know it? Because he is!
Oh well guess what, b*tch, Sammy will show us why he is the BEST EVER and you know it! Will the Salt of the Earth lose his grit when Sammy grinds him into the dust?
“Before I get to Brian Pillman Jr, I want to thank God for keep making me powerful and my hot wife flexible.” Miro promises to use his power only on those who deserve it. People who try to prevent him from helping a woman in need, or people who try to attack him for no reason. People like BPJ. “Brian, you may be ranked number one in the tag team division, but you’re about to find out that standing between a righteous man and his path is like standing between a cleaver and its meat.” BPJ did not respect his champion, and they’re going to talk about that next Wednesday on Dynamite, 1v1.
“You are going to find out why I am the redeemer, why I am God’s Favorite Champion!” Go ahead and lie to the world and say you’re not afraid. But we know that the bravest thing BPJ has ever done is thinking about attacking Miro. The stupidest thing was actually doing it. Will the Best Man prove why he’s the worst person to face in the ring?
Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky VS Bear Bronson w/ Bear Boulder!
All Ego is feeling good after he and the Face of the Revolution won a 2v1 that Darby Allin still almost won. But with Bear Country reunited, will Bronson maul Ethan to drop the Men of the Year down to one man?
The bell rings and Ethan circles with Bronson. Fans rally up, Ethan and Bronson tie up, and are in a deadlock. Bronson powers Ethan back to a corner, the ref counts, and Bronson lets off. Ethan gets a cheap shot in! But Bronson just scowls at Ethan. Bronson puts Ethan back in the corner for furious fists! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Bronson lets off at 4. Bronson whips Ethan to ropes and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Ethan sits up in a daze, Bronson brings him up but Ethan stomps Bronson’s foot! Ethan kicks low, mocks the bear claws, then pie faces Bronson. Ethan runs but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Bronson keeps his cool while Ethan goes to an apron,
Bronson has Ethan and bumps him off buckles, then brings him back the other way to bump him again! Bronson stands Ethan up and fans want that “One More Time!” and Bronson hits Ethan off more buckles! Ethan staggers, Bronson DECKS him! Bronson builds speed, but Scorpio gets Ethan out of the way to take the BEAR TOPE! The ref reprimands Scorpio for that but he’s already paying for it. Ethan staggers up and avoids Bronson, but Boulder is right there! Ethan shouts to the ref that Boulder touched him! The ref keeps Boulder back, but Bronson grabs Ethan! Scorpio CLOBBERS Bronson from behind!! The Men of the Year whip Bronson hard into railing!
Fans boo but Ethan and Scorpio get away with things! Ethan grins as he stalks up to Bronson and rains down rights. The ref reprimands, Ethan lets off to soak up the heat, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Ethan drags Bronson up and bumps him off the apron. Ethan puts Bronson in the ring, stomps him down, and then wraps on a rear bearhug! Bronson endures, Ethan squeezes tighter, but Boulder rallies the fans and coaches Bronson up. Bronson fights free with elbows and both men slowly rise. Ethan kicks a leg out, then stomps Bronson again. Ethan drags Bronson back up for a facelock, and he taunts the fans before he hits a DDT! Cover, TWO! Bronson survives but Ethan keeps his cool. Ethan drags Bronson up but Bronson throws body shots and haymakers! Ethan wobbles, Bronson whips him to a corner then runs in, but Ethan boots him! Bronson just gets mad again!
Ethan dodges Bronson in the corner and ROUNDHOUSES! Ethan runs, rams Bronson with a shoulder, then runs to run Bronson over! Ethan shakes out the arm but gets up to soak up more heat. Ethan mocks the fans booing him and blows them a kiss. Bronson slowly rises as AEW returns to single picture. Ethan reels Bronson in but Bronson back drops free! Bronson gets to a corner as fans rally up, and Ethan hurries over. Bronson throws haymakers and counter punches! Bronson backs Ethan down with forearms, then whips him to a corner! Bronson runs in to SPLASH, and then fires up with the fans! Bronson stands Ethan up to point-blank BOXING LARIATS!
Bronson shoves Ethan to pop-up SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up with Bronson again as he runs to BACK SENTON FLOP! Ethan avoids Bronson, gets him up and goes for another bomb, but Bronson back drops and SITS on Ethan! Cover, TWO!! Ethan survives being squashed but fans rally up for “Bear Country!” Bronson hurries to a corner, climbs up, but Ethan ROCKS him first! Ethan climbs, CLUBS Bronson on the back, then gets Bronson up for a SUPERPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Ethan can’t believe it, but he hurries to get Bronson up. Bronson RAMS Ethan, Ethan BOOTS him away, then Ethan runs, into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!
Bronson can’t believe Ethan lives! But he drags Ethan to a drop zone and heads up top again! Fans rally but Scorpio distracts! Boulder yanks Scorpio down to fire off hands! But Ethan LOW BLOWS Bronson! The ref misses that, but doesn’t miss the EXTRA LARGE EGOS EDGE!! Cover, Ethan wins!!
Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall
The Men of the Year watch each other’s backs and that gave All Ego the edge over Bear Bronson! Scorpio says, “That’s my guy!” Ethan takes the mic to say, “I’m not stupid.” Fans chant, “Yes You Are!” Ethan says no he’s not. Because he knows for a fact that Darby Allin isn’t done with him. And to be honest, pinning Darby is not enough for him, either! Ethan’s said week after week after week that HE is going to be the nail in Darby’s coffin! Ethan will be the nail in Darby’s coffin! So why not just put Darby in one? July 7th, Road Rager in Miami, Ethan VS Darby… IN A COFFIN MATCH!! What a deadly way to start AEW’s red hot summer! Will the Relentless One find a way to survive?
Britt Baker talks with Reba/Rebel.
What are some of the things they’d love to ask for? A new car! A yacht! A football team! Maybe a million other things if Tony Khan owed them a favor. But no, Vickie Guerrero goes and asks for a wrestling match! She’s senile already, isn’t she? And Britt’s checked but there’s no insurance that can cover the amount of damage she and Rebel are going to do to her! And Britt already said she’s the face of a whole new era, and that new era has no time for fun ‘n’ games, and certainly not old ladies who think they belong in the ring. Britt doesn’t care who Vickie is, “and excuse me in advance for beating your ass next Wednesday in our tag team match.”
But don’t worry, Britt will send Vickie home with a nice prescription, signed Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. But aren’t they forgetting who is in that match with Vickie? Speaking of which…
Vickie and Nyla Rose respond!
“Britt and Reba, our tag team match is just the appetizer to solidify that Nyla Rose is the #1 contender for the AEW Women’s Title.” At Fyter Fest Night 2, July 21, they’re coming for the title. So be ready! And as for next week, Britt is locked in with the Beast, but you gotta watch out for the claws of the Cougar! Will the Vicious Vixens get a taste for Britt Baker blood before battling for the belt?
Kris Statlander w/ Orange Cassidy VS The Bunny w/ The Blade!
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien is ready to boop the snoots of everyone in her way on the road to the women’s world title! But she’s walking down a dark alley and could end up Down the Rabbit Hole! Will Kris be careful against this rabid Bunny in the ring with her?
The bell rings and Bunny stares Kris down before they circle. They tie up, go around, Kris waistlocks and SLAMS Bunny. Bunny gets up in a huff but Blade tells her it’s alright. Bunny circles with Kris again, they tie up and Kris waistlocks. Bunny pries the hold, gets under and trips Kris to walk all over her. Bunny says Kris ain’t gonna boop her! Kris gets up and arm-drags Bunny around! And again! Kris scoops, Bunny slips out and SLAPS Kris! Kris PELES Bunny back! Bunny staggers, rebounds, but leaps into Kris’ arms and a SLAM! Kris gets Bunny up, brings her around and suplexes high and hard! Fans rally as Kris raises a finger! Kris puts Bunny in a corner, for the BOOP!
Kris ROCKS Bunny, hoists her up top and then climbs up to join her. Kris fires forearms, but Bunny slips under and tucks Kris in! Kris headstands, but Bunny SUPERKICKS her down! Kris tumbles to the floor, Bunny goes around the way and runs in to SHOTGUN Kris into railing! Bunny laughs while Blade shouts at Orange Cassidy that they’re nothing without Best Friends, Trent & Chuck! Bunny stomps Kris and CLAWS her as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny sneers at Cassidy, puts Kris in the ring, and stalks Kris to a cover. TWO, and Bunny is annoyed. Bunny stomps Kris, then isolates the hands to stomp the fingers! Kris crawls to ropes but Bunny is on her with a clinch and whip into a buckle! Kris flounders in the corner, Bunny frolics around, then runs in to SLIDING FOREARM! Bunny laughs right at the camera then pushes Kris to a cover. TWO, and Bunny is annoyed again. Bunny rains down fists on Kris, but lets off just as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Bunny KNEES Kris back down! Fans boo but Bunny keeps moving, to clothesline Kris out of the ring! Bunny grins again as she goes back out. Bunny runs in around the way again, into a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Blade is shocked while both women are down! Blade shouts at Cassidy to stay back but Cassidy is still at his corner. The ring count climbs, Kris sits up first and gets in at 5 of 10. Bunny stands up at 6, gets in at 7, and fans rally up as this continues in the ring. Kris and Bunny glare at each other and the haymakers start flying! Faster and faster, Kris gets the edge and fires off CHOPS! Kris fisherman BUSTERS! Cover, TWO!!
Bunny survives, Blade coaches her up, but Kris stands Bunny and gut wrenches. Bunny elbows that off, runs, but into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bunny still lives and Blade is relieved! Kris drags Bunny to a drop zone, climbs up a corner, but Bunny gets up to SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX Kris off! And SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Bunny can’t believe Kris survives! Blade is pissed, he distracts the ref and sneaks Bunny her knuckle duster! But Cassidy gets those away from Bunny! And puts them in his pocket! Bunny is furious, but Kris gets her for the gut wrench! Tuck and BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall
Freshly Squeezed made the save and Kris got the win fair and square! Cassidy doesn’t have a lot of energy to lift Kris’ hand in celebration, but then BLADE attacks! Cassidy is pissed and hits back but here come The Hybrid2! The Hardy Family Office’s newest thugs- er, members, mug Cassidy! TH2 sit Cassidy up for Blade to take the knuckles back! Blade puts them on, and CRACKS Cassidy across the jaw! TH2 let Cassidy drop and they stand over Cassidy with Blade. With Trent out for neck surgery, is there any chance the Best Friends will ever make the HFO pay?
Schiavone interviews QT Marshall backstage.
The Factory’s leader talks about last week where Brock Anderson beat them in his debut. How touching, Father’s Day weekend and all, and Brock giving daddy Arn a big hug. But it gets better! TNT votes Brock Anderson “Wrestler of the Week.” But a couple weeks ago, QT pins Cody Rhodes, but he gets nothing. Though, QT gets it, QT’s daddy isn’t the Enforcer. Schiavone moves things to the upcoming South Beach Strap Match at AEW Dynamite: Road Rager.
Yeah, that’s in a couple weeks, but let’s talk about tonight. Cody isn’t here doing the work like QT! Yes, Cody has Hollywood running around, so maybe someone casts Cody in one of those “geeky superhero movies” so we never have to see Cody again! Then and only then can QT achieve his dream of becoming champion in AEW! Will QT take out all his bitter frustrations out on the American Nightmare?
Brian Pillman Jr. speaks.
“The big bad bully of AEW, God’s Favorite Champion, Miro?” Well sounds to BPJ like Miro has a messiah complex. But Miro isn’t here to save anyone. Miro just picking fights with those he thinks he can beat to boost his own ego. BPJ has a complex, it’s called being born on the wrong side of the tracks and fighting for everything he’s ever had! That means fighting for his friends. Miro picked a fight with BPJ, and on Wednesday, BPJ will check that ego and take that TNT Championship! Will Bulletproof also be Miro proof and get himself some gold?
Eddie Kingston, Penta El Zero M and Alex Abrahantes speak.
“Matt ‘n’ Nick, are you serious? You’re gonna talk about taking people out?” Took out Fenix, took out Pac, took out Moxy. You guys aren’t built like that. You took them out in wrestling. You didn’t take them out IRL. Kingston’s done that! Y’all gonna challenge Kingston and his once again best friend and talk about taking people out? Kingston learned something about the Bucks. It doesn’t how hard they punch them or kick them or hurt them, the Bucks really care about their egos. Those tag team titles feed their egos. So the only way for these two to hurt the Bucks is to take the titles. And that means first taking them out. Let ’em know, best friend!
Penta speaks to the Bucks in Spanish, and Alex translates that “Young Bucks, you talk a lot about all those that you’ve run over. Well next week, we run over you!” CERO! MIEDO! Will the Bucks put their money where their mouths are? Or will they be too busy getting their teeth kicked in to do it?
AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express!
The Cleaner may deny it up and down that he cheated to defeat two men in one match, Jungle Jack Perry outlasted twenty men fair and square! But now things are 1v1, and for all of Omega’s obnoxious behavior, all his bravado while picking fights and running away, he has to step toe to toe with Jurassic Express’ Tarzan boy! Will AEW enter the #JungleLife? Or does the Invisible Hand have yet another trick up his proverbial sleeve?
The introductions are made, the AEW belt is raised, and we see if JB can make a dent in Omega’s collection of gold!
Omega gets some last pointers from Callis and the Good Brothers but Marko Stunt tells them to back off. Marko gets fired up but the ref EJECTS Jurassic Express!? But then the ref EJECTS The Good Brothers! This is going to be truly 1v1 now! Fans taunt Anderson & Gallows with “Nana na na, hey hey hey! Good bye~!” Omega throws a fit while Callis joins commentary, but JB just shrugs it off. Fans fire up as JB and Omega circle, tie up, and go around. Omega puts JB in a corner, pulls some hair, but the ref counts. Omega smooths the hair out of JB’s pretty face, and then pats him on the shoulder. Fans rally and duel while JB shrugs off Omega’s mind games.
JB and Omega circle, tie up, and Omega pulls hair to get the wrench. Omega has the wristlock, slaps JB around, but JB handsprings and wrenches back! JB gets the wristlock and cranks. Omega grabs at the ref, the ref reprimands, and JB wrenches to WRING Omega out! Omega kips up to throw JB down by his hair! Omega soaks up the heat as JB gets to a corner. Omega throws haymakers in the corner, then CHOPS and CLUBS JB! And again! JB turns things around to CHOP and CHOP, but Omega pokes him in the eyes! Omega whips, JB boots him, and JB knuckle locks to CHOP! JB goes up and up and around, but Omega fireman’s carries! “You Can’t Escape!” But JB does!
Omega elbows JB away, JB comes back to go up and around and arm-drag Omega to then dropkick him! Omega bails out while JB kips up and the fans are fired up! JB builds speed but Omega ducks! JB knew that was coming, but Omega still trips JB up! Omega throws JB into railing, brings him around to throw into more railing, and then drags JB up to put him in the ring. Omega takes his time returning, brings JB up and throws him back out. Fans boo Omega as he stalks JB and AEW goes picture in picture.
Omega gets JB up to whip him, but JB slips through the corner! Omega hurries to find JB but JB SHOTGUN dropkicks Omega down! JB gets up, gets back in, but then comes back to SHOTGUN Omega again! Omega writhes against the railing but JB gets him up with a headlock. JB brings Omega over but Omega carries JB! BACK SUPLEX to the steel steps! Omega took some damage himself, but he gets JB back up to back suplex him into the crowd! JB is dumped in the front row and fans move aside. Some help JB up while Omega goes back to the ring. Fans rally for JB as the ring count climbs and JB drags himself back to ringside.
Omega paces as JB manages to get in the ring at 7 of 10, but Omega CLUBS JB down in the corner. Omega digs his boots in, the ref counts and Omega lets off at 4. Omega drags JB up, JB throws body shots, but Omega CLUBS him down! Omega hushes the crowd so they but not the home audience can hear the CHOP! Omega stands JB up to fireman’s carry, and now “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton to MOONSAULT FLOP! JB dodges, runs back in, BACK SENTON onto knees! Omega was ready! Omega gets JB up, scoops and BACKBREAKERS! Cover as AEW returns to single picture, TWO! JB survives and fans rally up again.
Omega gets JB up against the ropes and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Omega whips JB to ropes, JB reverses to kick low! Omega blocks the suplex and throws body shots! Omega hooks a leg, but JB fights to an inside cradle! TWO!! JB dodges Omega, comes back to tilt-o-whirl to a SNAP BRAIN BUSTER!! Fans fire up, especially the Perry family watching nearby! Omega and JB rise, JB in a corner. Omega runs in but JB elbows him away! Fans sing Jungle Life as JB CHOPS and forearms Omega! JB whips, Omega reverses, but JB dropkicks a leg out! JB keeps moving, but Omega dodges, and ducks the rebound lariat! JB resists the full nelson to elbow Omega out of the ring!
Omega flounders around ringside, JB builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Omega hits railing! JB keeps moving, and DIVES again! Another direct hit! JB goes for the third but Omega grabs at the tights! JB kicks Omega away, keeps moving, but Omega returns to send JB out! JB lands on the apron, shoulders in and steps in, TORNADO DDT! Omega gets to the apron but JB FLIES!! Direct hit with the tope conjilo! Fans are fired up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as JB gets Omega up! JB puts Omega in the ring, climbs a corner, and “This is Awesome!” But Omega clips JB’s legs! And CHOPS him! And ROCKS him! Omega climbs up, gets JB up, but JB fights back!
Omega CLUBS JB, and again, and again! And headbutts! Omega stands up on the very top, stands JB up with the fisherman hook, SUPER AOI SHOUDOU!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and shocks Omega! Omega turns shock into anger and says BANG! Omega runs, but JB dodges the V-Trigger to waistlock! Omega switches, GERMAN, but JB lands on his feet! Omega blocks the superkick, spins but JB SUPERKICKS after all! Omega comes back to V-TRIGGER! And SNAP DRAGON!! That was a low angle, for the V-TRIGGER AGAIN! Omega stands JB back up, Electric Chair lifts, but JB POISON-RANAS!!!
JB moves, builds speed, BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Cover, TWO!!! Omega survives but JB drags him back up. Callis is upset as JB wristlock ripcords, but Omega V-TRIGGERS first! Omega reels JB in, gets him up, POWERBOMB! Flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives and Omega is losing his cool! Omega sits JB up, slaps him around, then takes aim again. V-NO! Drop toehold and a leg hook, SNARE TRAP!!! Omega freaks out but the Good Brothers come back! They’re violating the ringside ban, but so does Jurassic Express! Marko CLOBBERS Gallows then goes after Anderson! Wait, here comes #EliteHunter Frankie Kazarian!!
Kaz and Jurassic Express keep the Good Brothers away from the ring! Omega crawls over, ROPEBREAK! JB lets go reluctantly but he drags Omega back. Omega KICKS JB away! Omega gets up, throws a forearm on JB, but JB comes back with one of his own! Omega forearms again, but so does JB! JB gets the edge, runs, but Omega V-TRIGGERS!! Whip, REBOUND LARIAT from JB!! JB gets Omega up but Omega suplexes to BRAIN BUSTER! Return for earlier and Omega covers, TWO!!?! JB flounders to ropes but Omega takes aim again, for ANOTHER V-TRIGGER! Electric Chair lift, tuck, but JB sunset flips through! TWO!!?! INTO THE SNARE TRAP!!!
Omega endures all over again, reaches out, but he’s fading already! JB holds on tight, but Omega pulls hair and rakes eyes! JB lets go and the ref reprimands but Omega gets away. Callis says that’s what JB gets for having long hair, ignoring that Omega also has long hair. Omega gets to a corner, JB hurries over and kicks at him! JB hoists Omega up top, CHOPS him, and then climbs up to join him. JB stands, Omega ALLEY-OOPS him onto the buckles! Omega goes corner to corner, BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGER into the buckles! Double underhook, TIGER DRIVER 98!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Two and a half, maybe! Electric Chair, tuck, ONE WINGED ANGEL!! Cover, Omega wins!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Champion)
Callis says this is why Omega is still the God of Pro-Wrestling! Callis’ biased opinion aside, JB got a lot closer than Omega would’ve ever given him credit for. But wait, is Omega waiting for JB to get back up? Omega’s aiming with that belt, but here comes Christian Cage! Captain Charisma brawls with Omega, DECKS him, then chases him out of the ring! But wait, the HFO has found Christian and they attack! Christian DECKS Kassidy, DECKS Quen, but Hardy DECKS Christian! Hardy wants Christian to get back up, then reels him in for a facelock! But no Twist of Fate! Christian turns Hardy, but the YOUNG BUCKS DOUBLE SUPERKICK Christian down!
The HFO and The Elite are standing tall over all their enemies! And now Hardy hits TWIST OF FATE on Captain Charisma! Private Party mocks Christian looking for the peeps while the Bucks and Omega stand over Jungle Boy. Is this going to be the natural order of things in AEW forever?
Another awesome episode! And it’ll be the last non-Wednesday Dynamite for some time so it really went out with a bang. We got great promos to set up the return to Wednesday, from the Bucks & Cutler calling out Kingston & Penta and vice-versa, to QT Marshall hyping up the strap match, to Sterling hyping up Jade’s merch, to Miro and BPJ calling the other out. Britt & Rebel had a very good one, with the smart detail of them ignoring Nyla because they assume they can beat Vickie that easy. Nyla & Vickie had a very good response promo, and I’m thinking Nyla gets the win off Rebel to hype up their title match, which is good to know that it’s going to be Fyter Fest Night 2.
Hangman VS Hobbs was a great opener, and naturally it helps advance the story of Brian Cage VS Ricky Starks at the same time. Hangman wins to stay strong as top contender, as has been his story lately. Hangman is surely on his way to a title match by All Out, as should be the case. And I sensed before that Cage VS Starks was going to be settled in a match for the FTW Championship, and Starks bringing that belt to ringside and trying to use it on Hangman was definitely the official foreshadowing in this story. Winner is champion and stays in Team Taz, loser is kicked out. For that reason, I feel like Team Taz actually chooses sides and helps Starks since Cage isn’t wanting to join in the Heel tactics anymore.
There was a lot of great stuff with The Pinnacle and Inner Circle tonight. Spears’ ambush “before” the show was a good way to set the tone for the rest. Tully and Konnan had a good face to face that of course wasn’t going to stay civil, and while I could tell it wasn’t PNP walking out, it was still a very well executed bait ‘n’ switch on that. This is definitely setting up Santana & Ortiz for the win over FTR in the continuing Best Of series. At the same time, we got a great brawl of the other faction members, but Inner Circle standing tall here makes me think Sammy loses to MJF so that Sammy can beat Spears and then Jericho beats MJF to top this off.
I like that Vickie and Andrade tried to interrupt a match with their announcement, only for it to fail. I feel like that immediately sets up Sydal Brothers VS El Idolo & his mystery partner, which is surely the announcement they’ve been wanting to give. Sydal VS Dante was another awesome match, following their first one on Dark a few weeks ago. Bear Bronson is very much the same, he and Ethan Page had a great match. But of course Ethan wins, he is staying strong so that he and Darby can have their blow-off. A Coffin/Casket match is definitely the perfect choice here, and I guarantee that Scorpio will try to help Ethan, cuing Sting to return and stop that. It might not sit well with Darby, but it’d be quite the shocker if we got Darby VS Sting after this.
Statlander had a very good match with The Bunny Allie, and there was good stuff with Blade and Cassidy getting involved. Statlander wins so she can stay strong in the top 5, but the HFO stands tall over Cassidy to further a rivalry with Best Friends & Friends. And after things with HFO and Christian after the main event, I think Best Friends are going to be allies with Christian to take on Hardy, Private Party & The Blade. And speaking of the main event, we got a good video package and good promo from JB and Christian to hype it up, but the main event speaks for itself. It was amazing stuff, made this episode feel as special as the coming July streak, and there was great “overbooking” with Jurassic Express and Kaz going after The Elite to keep things fair. Omega wins, of course, because he’s going to be the one Hangman takes on at All Out, that is just the way this story should go.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
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Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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