AEW Dynamite’s on a Friday night for Double or Nothing Fallout!
What a wild weekend it was! Will the Young Bucks clear out Death Triangle? How big will Britt Baker’s celebration be compared to the Inner Circle’s? And will Jungle Boy build momentum towards his coming world title match?
- The Young Bucks VS PAC & Penta El Zero M; The Young Bucks win.
- Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson w/ Arn Anderson VS QT Marshall & Anthony Ogogo w/ Aaron Solow; QT & Ogogo win.
- Christian Cage & Jungle Boy VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy; Christian & Jungle Boy win.
- Red Velvet w/ Big Swole & KiLynn King VS The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office; Velvet wins.
- Bullrope Match: Dustin Rhodes VS Nick Comoroto; Dustin wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Young Bucks w/ The Elite VS PAC & Penta El Zero M!
Matt & Nick Jackson held onto the AEW World Tag Team Championships with some help from their friends, but there ain’t no rest for the wicked! Before tonight, the Bucks attacked Rey Fenix, trying to screw over Death Triangle in advance! Will the Bastard and Cero Miedo not only earn themselves a title shot, but avenge the fallen Firebird?
Before the match, Matt bestows his weird cozy headband to Michael “MT” Nakazawa, but then FRANKIE KAZARIAN attacks! The Heavy Metal Rebel continues his vow to destroy the Elite one man at a time, and he’s going after Nakazawa! The barriers topple over, the Good Brothers rush over but Kaz gets away! The Bucks are furious but the match is waiting! The Bucks go to the apron, Death Triangle BOOT them down! And then DOUBLE FLY! Fans fire up as Penta CHOPS Matt and Pac whips Nick into the stage wall! Matt reaches out for help and Brandon Cutler tries to help Nick while Don Callis runs to commentary.
Nick hits Pac back, Matt uses his own jacket to hit Penta, and the Bucks reel the Death Triangle in. They want double bombs but get double back drops instead! Penta POSTS Matt, Pac brings Matt around and puts him in the ring. Matt clubs away on Pac, the bell finally rings, and Matt throws haymakers. Pac DECKS Matt with one! Pac drags Matt up, bumps him off buckles and Matt’s fancy headband goes flying! Pac gets Matt in a facelock, Penta tags in and whips Matt to ropes. Matt duck sand dodges but into Penta’s modified takedown and package CRADLE! Cover, Nick breaks it! Nick sucker punches Pac then stomps Penta!
Nick drags Matt over and makes the tag, only to run into Penta’s SUPERKICK! Matt is shocked but he tags back in off the ragdoll Nick. Penta SUPERKICKS Matt! Penta tags Pac, Pac slingshots for a CUTTER! Pac then sets up for a STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover but Nick breaks it again! Penta gets Nick with a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Pac BOOTS Matt in a corner and puts him in the drop zone! Pac climbs, but Matt bails out. Pac hops down and storms after Matt, but Matt uses Cutler as a shield. Pac shoves Cutler away, and gets around Matt for a back suplex! But Matt lands on his feet, and Nick PENALTY KICKS Pac from the apron!
Nick runs and DECKS Penta off the corner while Matt soaks up the heat. Nick gets Pac up and holds him in place as Matt powers up. Matt builds speed, but slides out to go around the way, and he LARIATS Pac down! The fans boo as the Bucks are hamming it up. Matt goes back to the ring, Nick puts Pac in for him, and Cutler polishes Matt’s boots to keep them nice and shiny. But Matt turns around into Pac’s LARIAT! Nick gets in again to hit Penta down again! And then cartwheel MOONSAULT! Nick taunts Pac, shoulders in and slingshots, into a BOOT! But Matt SPEARS Pac down! Matt rains down fists, then fires up as he paces around.
Matt drops knees on Pac’s head, then paces around more. Matt mocks the fans for their chanting, then gets Pac up to bump him off buckles. Tag to Nick, the Bucks double whip Pac into the corner, but Pac dodges the corner splash! And then the next splash! And then he sidesteps Nick for a SNAP GERMAN! Nick is in a daze as he sits back up and fans fire up for Pac! Hot tag to Penta! Penta SLINGBLADES Matt! SLINGBLADE for Nick! Penta hits a CODE BREAKER SENTON COMBO on both Bucks! Fans fire up with “CERO! MIEDO!” But Nick is after the mask! Nick whips, Penta goes up and over and BACKSTABBERS!
Penta drags Nick up but Nick JAWBREAKERS! Matt tags in, but Penta catches him for the pump handle DRIVER! Cover, Nick breaks it again! Pac tags in and he has Matt for a back kick, front kick, and another back kick! Pac runs, but Matt ROCKS him! Matt runs, into a POP-UP SIT-OUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Matt survives but Pac tags Penta back in. Death Triangle set Matt up for WAZZUP! The double stomps to Matt’s bucks! Pac intercepts Nick as Penta covers but Nick pushes through to break things up again! Pac throws Nick back out, then whips Penta. Matt BOOTS Penta, then BOOTS Pac, and Nick tags in, springboard into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Is this a Superkick Fiesta?
Penta has Nick, Pac goes to a corner! “CERO! MIEDO!” But Nick slips out and Pac has to jump over! Pac and Nick switch again and again, Pac elbows Nick then sets up as a step! Penta launches off Pac for DESTROYER IN MOTION!! Matt manages to tag in and he ROCKS Pac! Matt shoulders into Penta and SLINGSHOT DESTROYERS! Pac runs in but is put on the apron, Matt runs but Pac dumps him out! They’re both on the apron and brawling with big haymakers! Penta and Nick go after each other’s partner and even stare down before simultaneous APRON PACKAGE DRIVER AND GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Fans are thunderous as Nick and Penta meet in the ring! Nick throws haymakers, Penta CHOPS! Nick punches, Penta KICKS! Penta Cero Miedo pie faces, runs, but Nick uses the ref as the shield! The ref gets knocked down, Nick kicks and tears off Penta’s mask! Wait, he had a second mask on underneath! Nick freaks out as Penta LOW BLOWS him!! FEAR FACTOR!! Tag to Pac, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Matt breaks it in time!! Pac and Penta are furious, but Pac goes up top again. Matt distracts the ref with talk of neck pain, and Cutler CLOBBERS Pac with his camera! Nick gets Pac in a high stack, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall
Penta wants to point out a shoulder came up, but the Bucks attack him and Pac! Matt claws at Penta’s mask to rip it, and then the Bucks sit him up, but here comes EDDIE KINGSTON! Jon Moxley may be sidelined because of the BTE Trigger, but he isn’t about to let the Bucks do this to another friend! The Bucks and Cutler scurry away and Callis says Kingston is scary. The Bucks are right to fear the Mad King and Death Triangle, will each and every one of them get revenge on The Elite?
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
We’re just two months away from AEW Rampage, Friday, August 13th! And as debuted at Double or Nothing, one of the analysts for that show will be the WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN, Mark Henry! Fans cheer as Henry makes his way out to the ring and shakes Schiavone’s hand as he gets a mic. He will be one of the commentators for Rampage, and he thanks Schiavone for this moment. Everyone knows Henry loves this business, and he isn’t here to “fix” AEW. “AEW is not broken.” What Henry is here to turn the screws. Then the question we all want to know is: Will Henry get back in the ring again?
Henry says that right now, he won’t say yes, but he’s got a lot left in the tank. But wait, is that Vickie Guerrero shrieking her way out here? It is! And she is telling Schiavone and Henry to move on out of HER ring. They’re not one to argue with a lady, while Vickie is here to introduce a man who has won championships around the world and is a third generation wrestler. Fans boo her shrieking but she says to welcome EL IDOLO!! Wait, what?! ANDRADE!??! IN AEW?!?! We know he is set to face Kenny Omega in AAA for THE AAA Mega Championship, but Andrade is now All Elite! Fans finally cheer, and Andrade says gracias to Vickie.
Andrade knows he used to say, “I am the face of Latinos,” but today, he is saying, “I will be the new face of ALL! ELITE! WRESTLING!” Fans like the sound of that! Andrade shows off his suit, and Vickie tells the fans to cheer. They don’t need to be told, they cheer El Idolo’s arrival and departure. Will Andrade look to take gold from Kenny Omega and just about anyone else in AEW?
Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson w/ Arn Anderson VS QT Marshall & Anthony Ogogo w/ Aaron Solow!
The American Nightmare was the American Dream for Double or Nothing, and he defended his homeland with honor. But that doesn’t mean the war between Nightmare Family and QT’s Factory is over! Will Big Shotty help Cody beat The Gifted and Ogogo on this big fight Friday night? Or will being alongside The Factory’s leader tip the scales back in the Olympic boxer’s favor?
The teams sort out, Johnson starts with QT and QT pie faces right away. Johnson ROCKS QT, wrenches, YANKS the arm, and tags in Cody. Cody CLUBS the arm, wrenches and hits a wristlock. Tag to Johnson, they double whip QT and Cody drops so Johnson can dropkick QT! Cover, TWO! Johnson wrenches but QT throws him down by his hair! Tag to Ogogo, Ogogo doesn’t want Johnson, he wants Cody! Johnson gets up and Cody tags in. Fans fire up as they get to see Double or Nothing again. Cody and Ogogo circle, but Cody sees QT creeping in so Cody KNEES QT down! But Ogogo gets Cody for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Cody staggers up, Ogogo throws hands and EuroUppers, then QT tags in.
QT and Ogogo mug Cody but Cody fights free! Cody hooks QT’s arm for a modified DDT! Fans rally, Cody tags Johnson! Big Shotty rallies on QT, swings and uppercuts, then a NECKBREAKER! Johnson kips up and fires up and runs at QT, but QT throws him out! Johnson has the ropes, skins the cat and he headscissors QT out! Johnson finishes skinning, but QT avoids the plancha! Johnson avoids a clothesline but not Ogogo’s BOOT! Arn coaches Johnson but QT puts him in. QT drags Johnson up as fans rally, and QT CHOPS Johnson in the corner. Ogogo tags in and he stomps Johnson’s ribs as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ogogo bumps Johnson off buckles and stomps a mudhole into him! Ogogo digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Ogogo gets Johnson back up, throws uppercuts then back elbows. Ogogo chokes Johnson with a forearm in his neck, then ROCKS him as the ref counts. The ref reprimands, Ogogo just shrugs it off and goes back to Johnson. Ogogo whips Johnson corner to corner and runs in to clothesline! Ogogo keeps going, BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Ogogo keeps Johnson from Cody, bumps him off buckles, and tags in QT. QT gets Johnson up but Johnson throws hands! QT kicks low, reels Johnson in and hits a BIG suplex! Cover, TWO!
Cody and Arn rally for Johnson, but QT gets Johnson up and brings him around to knee Johnson’s leg! QT stomps Johnson, keeps between him and Cody, and Johnson grabs at ropes. Johnson gets up to ENZIGURI QT! QT stays standing, catches Johnson’s leap for a SWINGING BACKBREAKER to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! QT’s lethal combination didn’t finish this but he keeps on Johnson with a neck wrench. Johnson endures, fights up, throws body shots, but QT CLUBS him on the back. QT whips Johnson to ropes, but Johnson flapjack dropkicks him away! AEW returns to single picture as the fans fire up for Big Shotty!
Johnson crawls to the corner, hot tag to Cody! Cody sees QT on the outside and fires off hands! Cody THROWS QT into the ring! QT gets up, Cody hits a clothesline! And a suplex TOSS! QT flounders to a corner but Cody is right on him for a rain of fists! Cody gets all 10, hops down and goes corner to corner, to monkey flip! QT flounders around again, Cody kicks and hits the Rhodes Uppercut! But QT dodges the clothesline to back suplex. Cody lands on his feet and DISASTER KICKS Ogogo! Cody dodges QT for the SPINNING POWERSLAM! Fans are thunderous as Cody has QT all alone! Cody gets a leg, steps through, and has the FIGURE FOUR!
QT endures as Cody puts as much leverage as he can. But Ogogo throws Johnson into railing! And then gets in to FROG SPLASH onto Cody!! Ogogo risks his own ribs but he saves QT! QT gets up and stalks Cody, to reel him in for a DIAMOND CUTTER!! Cover, TWO?!?! And Johnson adds on with a SWANTON BOMB!! All three men are down but Ogogo returns! Johnson dodges, but Ogogo comes back to clothesline both Johnson and himself out! Cody and QT rise slowly, and they throw haymakers! Cody ROCKS QT but Aaron Solow distracts! Cody gets QT with the dragon sleeper, but Ogogo gets in with a KO PUNCH!! QT covers, The Factory wins!
Winners: The Factory, by pinfall
Solow celebrates with his team as Arn comes in to check on Cody. Ogogo’s the man with stone fists, and that shot to Cody’s jaw was definitely a lethal shot! QT gets a mic to say, “I shocked the world! I told you all I could do it!” Schiavone is speechless because he was never a believer in QT! QT shocked the world and now they’re stuck up there with stupid looks on their faces! But Nightmare Family VS The Factory isn’t done tonight! Will Nick Comoroto whoop Dustin Rhodes to complete a sweep on Dynamite? Or can the Natural avenge his brother to close out the show?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager are back and still together after their emphatic victory over The Pinnacle! The fans sing Judas for them as they get mics, and Jericho revels in it. “Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the 2021 Stadium Stampede Le Champeooons~, THE INNER CIRCLE!” And because they dig the fans so much, thank you so much for the support, everyone live in the audience is getting an Inner Circle Stadium Stampede shirt for free! Just look under your chairs! And this isn’t a prank, either! It’s real, and that’s a lot of shirts!
And now, Jericho introduces us to the reason why the Inner Circle is still together, it’s the hero of Stadium Stampede 2, SAMMY GUEVARA! Fans cheer Sammy on and he says, “I’m on such a high right now.” What a moment Double or Nothing was, ending with 630 onto “that idiot,” Shawn Spears. Sammy used to do the 630 off his mom’s roof in the backyard. He used to do that and mom would tell him, “Sam, get off the roof!” And he’d go, “Okay,” and then just do the 630 anyway. But to go from backyard to the main event of Double of Nothing to close the show, and keep his brothers together, that is a night he’ll never forget. Sammy thanks them all and says he loves them all.
The Inner Circle hug, and then Santana says that’s right about that was the greatest moment in their lives and careers. Like they discussed backstage, what did they do other than keep the crew together? They’ve still gotta pass by The Pinnacle in the hall. They’ve still gotta listen to The Pinnacle’s boasting and bragging about money and suits and limos. So the real accomplishment would be having them in a ditch somewhere on the I-95. But that’s just Santana being Santana. To keep it real, FTR tried to end their careers with those table piledrivers. FTR tried to take food out their families’ mouths. That doesn’t sit right with Santana. So know this: the Inner Circle VS Pinnacle war is FAR FROM OVER!
Jake Hager says, “They LIED to us! They double-crossed us! They tried to end us! Now, they don’t get to say when this is over.” The Pinnacle’s got no choice but to man up and take this ass whooping again, and again, and again, until The Inner Circle says they’re done. Got that, Wardlow? Hager’s pulling Wardlow’s man card first! Wardlow beat Hager once in an AEW ring, but now Hager wants Wardlow to step into an arena he’s never been beaten in: an MMA OCTAGON!! Fans like the sound of that! Hager wants it in two weeks, right here on Dynamite! Man up, Wardlow!
Jericho says the group’s making great points. This war is not over. When he thinks of Shawn Spears, it pisses Jericho off. When he thinks of Wardlow and that powerbomb through the stage that put Jericho out for a month, it pisses him off. But most of all, when he thinks of “that mealy mouthed, pretentious, self-righteous little PRICK, MJF, it pisses me off!!” Sammy feels the same. There’s unfinished business there, too. But the difference here is that MJF tried to end Jericho’s career, and even his life, when he shoved him off Blood & Guts’ cage. Jericho hasn’t been the same since, and he thinks about it every single day.
Jericho wakes up in a cold sweat about how close it was to the end for him. And Jericho realizes, he has to settle the score! So Jericho knows the Inner Circle embarrassed The Pinnacle with a Bubbly bath, but that wasn’t enough. Jericho knows he beat and humiliated MJF in the upper deck, but that wasn’t enough. Jericho says that until he can ruin MJF’s career and life the way he tried to do to Jericho, this will never be over, do you understand him!?
MJF calls Jericho The GOAT, the Greatest of All Time. Jericho isn’t sure if he believes that about himself, but he does believe this: “When I think of MJF saying what he said, if I’m as good as he thinks I am, if I’m good as I need to be to continue to build AEW into the greatest company in the world today…! WHICH IT IS! I must, I will, I need, and I am going to beat MJF! I’ll say it again! I’m going to beat MJF!” This isn’t over, and that’s because the Inner Circle never forgives and sure has hell NEVER F’N FORGETS!! The Painmaker is fired up, and he has his boys backing him up! The Summer of Violence and Pain is just beginning, who will be standing come the Fall?
AEW hears from Best Friends.
Chuck Taylor isn’t sure why they’re doing this. Does he have to hold our hands to walk us through it? Does he have to insult our intelligence? If you saw Double or Nothing, you saw what happened. Kenny Omega is supposed to be the best in the world? Trent would like to point out that the “sunglasses comedy guy” had him beat twice in that match. Don Callis, why are you even here? You are a useless conman, and Cassidy should be champion. But bad guys cheat and win. Cassidy says, “If you think this is over, it’s not.” When and where will Freshly Squeezed get his fair shake against the Cleaner?
Kenny Omega and Don Callis do video package editing.
Kenny likes those frames. Maybe if there was some filters, it’d make the colors pop. Get the shots of the ref out of there. But this is good here. Alex Marvez apologizes for interrupting but Best Friends are accusing them of cheating Cassidy out of the win. Callis feels like Marvez is the one accusing them of something. Maybe we should move on from this “false narrative,” this “Dark Side of AEW” to the con job (as opposed to screw job) to take the AEW title off Omega. We should talk about the thing they’re working on here. They have the raw footage, and are going to blow the lid off this conspiracy next Friday on Dynamite! They’ll reveal the anti-Omega conspiracy going on around here!
Omega says Nakazawa is on the job, this is hot off the presses. Marvez points out that Omega still has to face Jungle Boy for the AEW World Championship in three weeks, who overcame 20 other competitors and won the Casino Battle Royale. Wow, 20? How many were in the top 5 rankings? Probably none. But there’s a big difference between being a Jungle Boy and a jungle man, and then an even bigger difference than a jungle man and a jungle champion. But the people love him, love to cheer for him. Heck, even Omega loves JB and that music. He can hear it now! Omega sings the Tarzan Boy “OooOOOoOO~,” and Callis joins in. Shouldn’t we go to see Jungle Boy? Yes, JB and Christian Cage are up next!
Christian Cage & Jungle Boy VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy!
Captain Charisma was a finalist in the Casino Battle Royale, but as we know, Jungle Boy shocked him and us by winning! But they both have some beef to settle with the Hardy Family Office and are going to do it side by side! Will Christian and JB be able to outwork Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy? Or will Big Money Matt being ringside be a big factor?
The teams sort out, Christian starts with Kassidy and they circle. They tie up, Christian waistlocks then drags Kassidy down to get an arm. Christian tags JB and he climbs to drop ax handles on Kassidy’s arm. JB wrenches the arm, YANKS it, has a wristlock, and tags Christian. Christian takes the arm to hotshot it! Christian gets in to wrench the arm but Kassidy gets free to tag Quen. Quen says he’s got this, but he turns around into Christian’s FLAPJACK! Tag to JB, he and Christian double whip and double hip toss! Cover, ONE! JB facelocks but Quen JAWBREAKERS! Tag to Kassidy and he climbs up to drop ax handles on JB’s arm.
Kassidy wrenches, tags Quen back in, and Quen climbs up to shout out Hardy, but leaps into a kick! JB goes up and over Quen to wrench and CHOP Kassidy! JB knuckle locks with Quen, KICKS his leg, then goes up the ropes for a Arabian DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! Private Party ends up outside and fans fire up! Hardy talks trash to JB but JB sees Private Party regroup. JB runs and slides but the HFO disperses! JB elbows Kassidy, goes up to GAMANGIRI Quen down, then climbs. Kassidy anchors a foot but JB pushes him away. JB leaps but Quen dropkicks him out of the air! Cover, TWO! Quen keeps on JB with knees to the back, then drags him up to tag in Kassidy.
Private Party stomp mudholes into JB, then Quen whips Kassidy in. JB tosses Kassidy out, dodges Quen and slides under. Kassidy slingshots but JB dodges the senton! JB shoulders into Quen, slingshots up and over and dodges Kassidy, hot tag to Christian! Christian rallies on Kassidy, Kassidy reverses the whip but Christian CLOBBERS him! Hardy is furious as Christian stands on Kassidy at the ropes! Christian lets off to slingshot and UPPERCUT! Christian gets back in, goes up and hits a FLYING UPPERCUT! Christian waits for Kassidy to stand, but Kassidy kicks low! Kassidy RAMS Christian into the HFO corner but Christian fights out with heavy hands!
Christian has Kassidy in the corner, climbs up and rains down fists! Hardy distracts, Quen HOTSHOTS Christian from the top! JB protests but the ref missed it as Kassidy looms over Christian and AEW goes picture in picture.
Kassidy digs his knee into Christian’s neck and chest, the ref counts and Kassidy lets off at 4. Kassidy gets Christian up to put in the HFO corner and choke him! The ref counts, Kassidy lets off at 4 and Quen gets his cheap shots in. JB protests, but Private Party mug Christian against ropes! The ref counts, Quen stomps choking Christian, but then Kassidy talks trash right to Christian’s face. Quen drags Christian up and in, JB and fans rally but Quen chokes Christian on ropes again! The ref counts, Quen lets off but Kassidy chokes Christian right behind her back! Tag to Kassidy, and he still chokes Christian!
The ref reprimands and counts and Kassidy lets off, to then run and springboard hotshot! Cover, TWO! The HFO is annoyed but Kassidy keeps between Christian and JB. Kassidy wraps on a facelock and grinds Christian back towards the corner. Christian keeps fighting, but Quen gets a foot to drag him back! Kassidy gets Christian up, throws body shots and backs Kassidy down, to then roll him for a cradle! TWO, and Kassidy throat chops Christian down! The ref reprimands but Kassidy sucker punches JB! Kassidy soaks up the heat as AEW returns to single picture, and he stands on Christian’s leg. Tag to Quen and Private Party combine for the wheelbarrow SPLASH!
Quen and Kassidy strike a five second pose! They mock the E&C Connection then stomp Christian down. Quen stands on Christian, stomps him, then tags Kassidy. Private Party gets Christian up and coordinate in a corner, but Christian throws body shots! Kassidy DECKS Christian, then hotshots JB just as he gets back up! Kassidy tags Quen, they drag Christian up, but fans rally as they puppet him for the five second pose. But he grabs them for DOUBLE REVERSE DDT’S! Hardy is furious with his team as Christian reaches for JB! Quen grabs a leg, Christian BOOTS him away, hot tag to Jungle Boy! JB rallies on Quen, then on Kassidy!
JB forearms and CHOPS Quen in a corner, whips him corner to corner but Quen runs in, into an elbow! ROLLING ELBOW! UPPERCUT! JB whips but Quen reverses, only to get the REBOUND LARIAT! Fans fire up for JB and he drags Quen up. SNAP BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Quen survives but JB keeps cool as he WRECKS Kassidy with a dropkick! JB aims from the apron, shoulders into Quen and steps in for a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Quen lives but JB has him in the SNARE TRAP!! Kassidy CLOBBERS JB, but Christian gets in to ROCK him with right hands! Christian PLANCHAS but Hardy saves Kassidy! Christian hits floor!
JB grabs at Kassidy but gets a thumb to the eye! Quen rolls JB up and holds tights, TWO!! Fans are thunderous for JB as Quen puts him up top. Quen and Kassidy coordinate, but Christian slides in. JB holds off Gin ‘n’ Juice and Christian SPEARS Kassidy down! JB gets Quen around for a SNARE TRAP!! Quen taps, JB and Christian win!!
Winners: Christian Cage & Jungle Boy, by submission
The third-ranked tag team in AEW is no longer undefeated in 2021! And as for Jungle Boy, he’s another step closer to the world title! Will he be as red hot as the summer itself once he finally faces Kenny Omega?
But Hardy still gets Christian for a TWIST OF FATE to the ramp! The leech is a chicken and he runs away! Will Christian make Big Money Matt pay for this in due time?
Team Taz speaks.
“Hangman Page, this past Sunday at Double or Nothing, you got lucky, brother.” Hangman got lucky against Brian Cage and the team. But that’s fine, because while Hangman got one over The Machine, The Machine already has one over on Hangman. Next week, Hangman will pick a partner from The Dark Order to deal with BOTH the Powerhouse and the Machine in a 2v2 tag match! And it’ll be bad news, Taz guarantees it! Go ahead and scout these guys on Elevation, because Cage and Hobbs will tear through two poor sons o’ bitches. Hangman, you will learn that you screwed around with the wrong club. Who will Hangman have backing him up for next week’s third Friday Night Dynamite in a row?
Schiavone is back in the ring.
One of the most memorable moments at Double or Nothing was seeing this man in the ring for the first time in over six years, helping his team to victory. Schiavone introduces Darby Allin and… STIIIIIING~! The Relentless and the Icon are here again after winning a traditional tag team match with Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, and Schiavone congratulates them both. That was a sensational night, and everyone was glad to be part of it. Sting takes the mic to say that he has had so many incredible experiences in wrestling. But last Sunday, Double or Nothing, right here in Daily’s Place, will be a night that he never, ever, ever forgets! That stands up to anything he’s ever done in this business!
Fans chant, “You Still Got It!” for Sting and Darby nods agreement. Sting thanks them for that, and appreciates them all. But someone is sarcastically clapping on the titantron. It’s Scorpio Sky, with Ethan Page by his side. Scorpio mockingly says congratulations are in order. “Sting, you were remarkable on Sunday, you really were.” Now we know why he is The Icon. He even smelled good! But what matters is that he was so good that he could even drag Darby Allin over the finish line. Literally! Because when Ethan threw Darby so hard he landed in the front row, if it wasn’t for Sting dragging him over the railing, Darby’d still be down out there.
And furthermore, Ethan wants Darby to know Sting has been carrying Darby through his AEW career! Ethan knows Darby stands for fighting and spirit, but all Ethan sees is a “spineless, codependent BITCH.” So it goes like this: find anyone other than Sting, and prove them wrong! All Ego & The Face of the Revolution have put forth a challenge, and Darby is speechless! Who will the Relentless One turn to in order to settle things with Scorpio & Ethan?
AEW returns, with a celebration prepared!
Schiavone is still in the ring, with Vickie Guerrero, Nyla Rose, Chaos Project, The Hybrid2, Diamante and the entire Pretty Picture standing together by a table that has one, something hidden under a red felt cloth, and two, a platter STACKED with burgers. Schiavone says that it was quite the night at Double or Nothing for many, but none bigger, perhaps, than the crowning of a NEW AEW Women’s World Champion! Welcome both Rebel, and The Doctor, BRITT BAKER, DMD! Britt and Rebel make their way out to the ring, the newly redesigned title around Britt’s waist, and Rebel showing off Britt’s new merchandise shirts.
Ryan Nemeth and Rebel help Britt with the ropes, Britt is handed the mic and says, “Wow! Thank you, everybody, form the bottom of my heart for attending my championship celebration. This means the world to me.” And from what she understands, the fans all got freebies tonight. She never thought she could one-up Chris Jericho, but… LA Champion outdid herself because she was gifted 1500 BURGER COUPONS. So get in on the fun, get that coupon! Show ’em off! Uh, are you sure they’re there? Oh, wait, sorry. They’re all still right here, with Britt, where they belong! BRITT did the work, SHE #OutWorkedEveryone, and everyone else was just along for the ride.
You can’t deny that when Britt is on TV, your eyes are glued to her. She promised a whole new era, and damn was she right! Did you know what letters she saw all over the place on Sunday? DMD! And what letters did she hear deafening chants for? DMD! And do you know what three letters will elevate this company to a whole new stratosphere? DMD! The AEW Women’s World Champion! Fans are divided but Britt says she’s going to invite two people worthy enough to come along for the ride. Schiavone, get yourself a burger. Rebel, you, too. Yes, with your hands, Schiavone! Burger cheers!
But Nyla SLAPS the cheeseburgers right out of their hands! And then throws some to the crowd! Well, they won’t hold up flying through the air, but the thought is what counts. Nyla flips Britt off and storms out. The Native Beast even pops the balloons! Will Nyla be feasting on a title opportunity instead?
Alex Marvez interviews Eddie Kingston.
The Mad King saved Penta and Pac, but then Penta and Pac storm in and asks what the hell! “Let it be known, we don’t want your help! We don’t need your help! So keep your nose out of our business, ya understand?!” Kingston wants The Bastard and his former best friend to understand, because he’ll keep it simple: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Let that marinate in your brains for a little bit.” Is that Kingston’s way of asking for an alliance against The Elite? Will Death Triangle accept the offer?
Red Velvet w/ Big Swole & KiLynn King VS The Bunny w/ The Hardy Family Office!
With a new women’s champion comes new opportunities to be a contender! But will Velvet serve up an L as she stirs it up? Or will Allie drag her down the rabbit hole and frolic her way to the title?
The second Velvet gets in the ring, Bunny attacks! Velvet is ready, though, and she drop toeholds her to ropes! Velvet runs as the bell rings and DOUBLE KNEES Bunny down! Then STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Bunny bails out and regroups with Blade, but Velvet builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but risky for Velvet! Velvet shakes it off and fires up to get Bunny back in the ring. Velvet drags Bunny to a cover, TWO! Bunny sputters to a corner but Velvet runs in for boxing body shots! The ref counts, Velvet lets off to stomp a mudhole into Bunny! Velvet stirs it up as she digs her boot in and does the splits! The ref counts again, Velvet taunts Blade as she lets off then drags Bunny.
Velvet has Bunny in a drop zone, then she climbs up, but Bunny mule kicks a leg out! Velvet is stuck up top, Bunny SUPERKICKS her to the floor! Blade laughs at Velvet and says that’s what she gets! Bunny skips around, laughs like a hyena, then goes out to fetch Velvet. Bunny stomps Velvet, drags her up, and puts her in. Fans chant “Stir It Up!’ as Bunny stalks Velvet and drags her up. Bunny bumps Velvet off buckles, stomps a mudhole into her now, then runs corner to corner for a SLIDING FOREARM! Bunny growls then laughs then covers, ONE!! Velvet is still in this as AEW goes picture in picture!
Bunny stomps Velvet, Blade talks trash with Swole and King, but Velvet hits Bunny back! Bunny knees low, TOSSES Velvet by her hair, and then soaks up the heat. Bunny gets in Velvet’s face but Velvet hits back! Bunny KICKS Velvet in the side! And CLAWS Velvet’s back! The ref reprimands, Bunny drags Velvet up and CHOPS her! And CHOPS her! And whips her, but Velvet ducks, dodges and sunset flips! TWO, and Velvet gets up, only for Bunny to CLOBBER her! Bunny laughs again, covers, TWO! Bunny is back to being frustrated as Velvet survives. Bunny stomps Velvet more, and more, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns Velvet rallies on Allie with forearms! And a calf kick! Velvet fires up with the fans as Bunny flounders to a corner. Velvet runs in to SHINING WIZARD! And RUNNING STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is beside herself but Swole and King coach her up. Velvet gets Bunny up but Bunny ROCKS Velvet and fireman’s carries. Velvet fights out, KICKS and KICKS, then runs, into a SUPERKICK!! Both women flounder, Blade slips Bunny something but Velvet’s friends protest! They’re only helping Bunny get away with this! Bunny aims at Velvet, but misses the brass knuckle punch! Mule kick to JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet wins!!
Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall
Incredible! Velvet beats Bunny and is surely moving up the rankings! Will Velvet prove herself a contender? Will Britt Baker have to watch her back, and her teeth, for this one?
The Dark Order speaks.
It’s John Silver’s birthday! And #JohnnyHungy! But not just for cake, he’s hungy for gold! He and Tony Khan talked, and while Tony wanted to give Silver another TNT Championship opportunity, Silver’s still not medically cleared. So Silver said to give the shot to Evil Uno! Really!? These opportunities don’t come often so Uno vows to make them proud! The Dark Order is fired up, but can Player One really beat The Best Man? Speaking of…
THE AEW TNT Champion starts by thanking God for blessing him with physical power. And then a special shout out to his super hot wife. And then Miro brings up what we just learned: Evil Uno is his next challenger? Pfft. That makes no sense. Miro is bigger, faster, and undefeated. Uno comes from an emotional place, but maybe he’ll be too emotionally involved with something that doesn’t belong to him, and that will only get him hurt. Miro has no feelings. He will use this as a teachable moment for the rest of the AEW roster: You don’t come after someone like Miro when you just think you may win. You come after Miro when you know… you can survive! Will Uno simply be the first to fall to the Bulgarian Barbarian?
AEW is set for yet another Friday Night Dynamite!
Not only will there be the TNT Championship match, but there will be a Trios Match of The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler VS Eddie Kingston & Death Triangle! Will the uneasy alliance work out against The Elite? And Team Taz’s challenge has been accepted by Hangman and NUMBER 10, Preston Vance! Will the Dark Order’s behemoth be enough to help the Anxious Millennial Cowboy to stop Cage AND Hobbs?
Bullrope Match: Dustin Rhodes VS Nick Comoroto w/ Aaron Solow!
An AEW first is between a man who dominates this match type, and the Freak Beast of the Factory! They call him the Natural, but will Dustin be able to defy physical limitations against a man who is bigger, stronger and hairier? Or will Comoroto be a wrecking ball that secures the sweep?
AEW returns once more as Comoroto makes his entrance. Dustin meets him at the ramp and the brawl is on! Dustin gets the edge, bumps Comoroto of buckles, but Comoroto doesn’t even flinch! Dustin throws hands but Comoroto knees low! Comoroto gorilla presses then TOSSES Dustin into the ring! The ref hurries to stop this because the rope is the important part of the match! Comoroto lets his hand be strapped in, fans rally up for Dustin, and the bell rings! Comoroto reels Dustin in but Dustin uses that to throw hands! Comoroto shoves, Dustin dodges and trips Comoroto up with the rope, to then YOINK into the Freak Beast’s wrecking balls!
Dustin gets the cowbell and takes aim, but Comoroto dumps him to the apron! Comoroto hotshots Dustin, then chokes him with the strap! Dustin CLOCKS Comoroto with the cowbell! Dustin gets back in, runs and leaps, but into Comrmoto’s arms! Comoroto pops Dustin up, but Dustin slips off and untangles himself to clothesline Comoroto and himself out! Dustin is up first but Comoroto throws hands. Dustin hits Comoroto in the ribs with the cowbell! Comoroto staggers, Dustin hits him again! And ROCKS him with a haymaker! Comoroto shoves Dustin, Dustin runs back in but Comoroto tosses him up and over railing! Dustin lands nicely in a front row seat, and chokes Comoroto with ropes!
Comoroto elbows free, ROCKS Dustin, and Dustin sits back down. Comoroto hops the rail to get Dustin up for haymakers. Comoroto pushes the wrestlers ringside around to clear space, but Fuego Del Sol fights back! Comoroto just TOSSES Fuego into everyone else!! Dustin DECKS Comoroto, and hops back over the railing. Dustin checks on Fuego, he and the others are alright, so Dustin goes looking under the ring. Solow goes after Dustin since there’s no disqualifications, but Dustin fights him off to hit a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Dustin glares at Solow, but Comoroto reels him in for a SPEAR! Fans boo but Comoroto, bloody forehead and all, just roars!
Comoroto paces while Dustin sits up. Comoroto stomps Dustin, drags him up, and bumps him off railing! Fans cheer Dustin on but Comoroto paces. Comoroto drags Dustin up, puts him in the ring, but Dustin bails out the other side. Dustin has the rope around the post and he YANKS Comoroto into steel! And then headlocks, only for Comoroto to pick up and SLAM Dustin into the apron! Comoroto gets in the ring as AEW goes picture in picture.
Comoroto has a crimson mask as he drags Dustin up and into the ring with the rope! Cover, TWO!! Dustin survives but Comoroto paces around as he seethes. Comoroto drags Dustin up, but Dustin throws body shots! Comoroto whips Dustin, and JAMS him with the cowbell! Dustin drops in a heap and Comoroto paces around, still bleeding all over himself. Comoroto HAMMERS Dustin with the cowbell, chokes him with the rope, but Dustin refuses to give up. Comoroto drops ax handles, covers, TWO! Dustin gets up and to a corner, kicks back, and kicks again. Comoroto throws hands, whips corner to corner, and Dustin hits hard!
Comoroto paces, looms over Dustin, and CLOBS him with the cowbell! And then drops elbows! Dustin fires up and fans fire up with him! Dustin ROCKS Comoroto with haymakers, but Comoroto whips. Dustin holds ropes then dumps Comoroto out to the apron. Dustin CHOKES Comoroto now! AEW returns to single picture as Dustin CLUBS away on Comoroto! Solow hurries to help by getting a TABLE! Dustin and Comoroto brawl on the apron, Solow sets that table up nearby, and Comoroto elbows Dustin. Dustin runs but into a scoop! Comoroto aims but Dustin slips off! Dustin has the rope and CLOBBERS Comoroto with it all!
Dustin goes out and fires up as he runs on the apron. Comoroto dodges the kick, gets Dustin off the apron, and POWERBOMBS him through the table!! Solow is fired up and fans lose their minds as Comoroto gets Dustin up and into the ring! Cover, TWO?!?! Dustin survives and no one can believe it! Dustin fires himself up as Comoroto does the same. Solow undoes a buckle pad! But COLTEN GUNN goes after Solow! The Factory’s Ogogo put his brother, Austin, on the shelf for who knows how long, so Colten’s going to get back at someone! Dustin kicks Comoroto, hits the Rhodes Uppercut, then runs to BULLDOG! And then the FINAL RECKONING on the cowbell! Cover, ONE?!?!?
Comoroto roars, he is definitely a Freak Beast! Dustin aims, but Comoroto blocks the cowbell attack! So Dustin LOW BLOWS! Dustin runs to LARIAT, but Comoroto stays up! Dustin tries again, Comoroto is still up! Dustin tries again but Comoroto BOOTS him! Comoroto runs in, but Dustin FLAPJACKS him onto the bare buckle! And then another COWBELL SHOT!! Dustin goes up top, FLYING BULLDOG!! Hogtie cover, Dustin wins!!
Winner: Dustin Rhodes, by pinfall
The Natural managed to defeat one hell of a monster, but the war of Nightmare Family and Factory is just getting hotter! Dustin celebrates with fans, will he and the rest of his team be celebrating more victories over QT and his cohorts?
Another awesome AEW, but it seems like June is going to have Dynamite on every night other than Wednesday. Another Friday next week, then Saturday on the 26th to close out the month. I suppose the 16th might be the only Wednesday, but even that could change and put it on Thursday or something. And unless I misheard it at Double or Nothing, did they move Omega VS Jungle Boy? I suppose it works out, JB can get a ton of momentum going into Saturday Night Dynamite, even though Omega is surely retaining. JB & Christian VS Private Party was great stuff, but while JB wins it, I should’ve known Hardy would get the last word on Christian. Those two could have a great match together as Christian clearly moves away from Team Taz while Ricky Starks is still hurt.
Speaking of which, Team Taz of course wants to continue things against Hangman Page, and I like that they’re incorporating The Dark Order into it. Vance is a great choice since he matches up in size, but I have a feeling Vance takes the loss for the team. Hangman VS Cage tiebreaker is coming, and again, I hope the FTW Championship is on the line. Miro VS Uno will be good but probably not a very long match. Miro is going to hold that belt for a long time, I’m sure of it. Depending on who is where and doing what, I don’t see Miro losing until at least Revolution 2022, where either Archer wins on third time’s the charm, or Darby makes a heroic return for this title.
Opening with the Bucks VS Death Triangle was great, and it was a great detail for Frankie Kazarian to get after The Elite again. Turns out, Kaz attacked the wrong crony since it was Cutler who helped the Bucks screw over Pac & Penta. But it was great for Eddie Kingston to show up. With Moxley taking time off for family, and Fenix taken out for story drama, it makes sense for Kingston to make an alliance with Penta and Pac. Their Six Man with Bucks & Cutler will be great stuff, but between cheating and dysfunction, Kingston, Pac & Penta will lose. But again, “enemy of my enemy is my friend” should apply to Kaz, he can join in and we’ll get a huge match of The Elite VS Elite’s enemies.
Cody & Johnson VS QT & Ogogo was really good, but of course this was for the Factory to get back on the board. There is still a lot of pacing stuff that has been weird with this. QT’s bragging promo really should’ve been after The Factory helped him cheat to win a 1v1 match with Cody. And that would’ve still come after a match like we got in tonight’s main event. Dustin VS Comoroto was a very fast but a really good bullrope match. If this was earlier in the night as a main event, had more time to breathe, it would’ve been even better because of the drama and the tension being dragged out so it could sink it. Dustin wins, of course, and I still think we need Dustin VS QT in a grudge match. We should’ve gotten that and QT VS Johnson long before QT VS Cody, but Cody’s gotta get the spotlight.
Mark Henry had a good promo, though it did get cut short by Vickie. But wow, Andrade “El Idolo” Almas in AEW! I hope they find a way to tie in the scheduled AAA Mega Championship match between Andrade and Omega in August as it draws closer. If AEW is going to do crossovers with other companies, now’s the time to make it more than just guest appearances. Omega himself should get into a story where he’s torn between all the companies he’s a champion in. While Omega VS Moose for the Impact World Championship is next week and Omega VS JB for the AEW World Championship is the 26th, there could be even more going on in August with All Out, Omega VS Andrade and whatever Impact will have by then. Omega might be cocky now but I hope he “feels the stress” before the end.
The Inner Circle had a POWERFUL promo tonight, and them giving away those shirts was awesome, both kayfabe and shoot. And given that the series is tied 1-1 in big faction matches, I like that things are breaking off into the separate feuds. Which is oddly backwards, but it’ll definitely help fill out Dynamites and other specials. I’m most interested in Hager VS Wardlow in an AEW take on MMA. Velvet VS Bunny was very good, and it’s great for Velvet to win to stay in the top 5. Like I said for Dark and Elevation earlier in the week, if AEW made “on the bubble” matches matter a bit more, it’d add some drama to matches like this one. I guess they just expect us to feel it, but not everyone is going to keep up with the rankings on their own.
Britt Baker’s celebration went almost how I hoped. Nyla being present to start was interesting, but I like that she comes off the comparative Face simply by throwing burgers and popping balloons. More of the top 5, like Thunder Rosa, Tay Conti and now Leyla Hirsch, showing up would’ve been a nice touch, too, but Nyla doing this to step up clearly sets up a Fyter Fest title match for her and Britt. As I’ve also said for Dark and Elevation, Britt should defend against everyone but Rosa until she just can’t deny Rosa any longer, and we get a huge match for them at whatever PPV AEW wants it to be.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It’s an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Ricky Starks finds a way to up the intensity from All Out!
As if a Strap Match wasn’t enough, Ricky Starks wants revenge on Bryan Danielson in a Texas Death Match!! Will this be an ABSOLUTE blood bath?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager; Hook & RVD win.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan; Julia wins.
- Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo; White wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen; FTR wins and and retains the titles.
- Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks.
“Tonight I win back the championship that changed my life from Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. I’m not a stupid man, I know this is gonna be a Handicap match. But I am gonna walk out the new Face of TNT.
Christian Cage speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, Darby, you’re challenging myself and Luchasaurus in a three way match for the TNT Championship. Let me remind you that Sting is not allowed at ringside and I don’t like your chances. We will remain the Face of TNT now and forever. Do you understand me?”
Ricky Starks speaks.
“Bryan Danielson, you have never tapped me out. I passed out. You’re talking to a guy that’s been to Heaven, so if you’re looking test God, look no further than Absolute Ricky Starks. Tonight, I put you six feet under.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Ricky Starks, you’re in a lot of trouble for challenging me to a Texas Death Match. A match where to win, you have to knock somebody down and keep them down. Here’s the thing, people have been trying to keep me down my entire career, and nobody has succeeded yet. And Ricky, you sure as Hell won’t succeed tonight either.” Will the American Dragon once again slay the Absolute?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin!
As the Relentless One just said, this might as well be a Handicap Match, because you can bet Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are united in destroying Darby. Will Darby even survive this match? Or will he find a way back to former glory?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who really wears that title after this!
The bell rings and Darby is wary of his enemies. Fans rally for Darby, but Christian bails so this turns into a 1v1 match. Luchasaurus and Darby circle, and Luchasaurus taunts Darby with a test of strength. Darby throws POCKET SAND! And then he DIVES onto Christian! Darby RAMS Christian into steel steps, then puts him in the ring! Darby hurries to CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES onto Luchasaurus! Down goes the dinosaur! But Christian pokes Darby in the eyes, and HOTSHOTS him to the floor! Luchasaurus is up and he drags Darby over to RAM into railing!
Fans rally for Darby but Luchasaurus is on him again! Luchasaurus whips Darby into more railing! Fans actually duel as Luchasaurus fetches a chair for Christian then puts Darby in. Christian soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he sits Darby in the chair to CHOKE him on the ropes! Christian stands on Darby, the ref reprimands but there’s nothing to be done in a Triple Threat. Christian drags Darby up, and CHOKES him against the chair’s back! Christian says Darby did this to himself. But then Darby throws hands! Luchasaurus CHOKES Christian, then BACK SUPLEXES him and the chair!
Luchasaurus goes to cover but Christian tells him no, they need to do more damage. Luchasaurus goes out to fetch more items, but Christian covers Darby! TWO! Darby is still in this but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian goes out to stand Darby up, and CHOPS him against the railing! Darby staggers, Christian and Luchasaurus surround him, then they double whip him hard into steel steps! Darby tumbles up and over, fans boo Christian, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Christian flexes, then stalks Darby. Christian SMACKS Darby off steps, then Luchasaurus brings Darby around to CHOP against the apron. Darby flops over and Christian is there to whip him into more railing! Darby staggers all around, Christian & Luchasaurus stalk him to the other corner. Christian gets the chair again to JAM Darby! And again! Darby staggers and stumbles away but Christian follows after. Christian pushes Darby into the ring, then brings him up. Christian has Luchasaurus stand back. Christian talks trash right to Darby’s face, pie faces him and smears the face pain before he CHOPS and CHOPS!
Christian tells Luchasaurus what to do, then he runs at Darby. Darby dodges to send Christian out! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus shoves him back and HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s back! Darby endures, even as Luchasaurus steps all over him! Darby crawls to a corner, Luchasaurus brings him up and Christian throws hands on Darby! Collision returns to single picture as the mugging moves to the corner. Fans boo as Christian & Luchasaurus double whip Darby into a corner. Luchasaurus runs in but Darby dodges and Luchasaurus POSTS himself!
Fans fire up as Christian runs in, Darby dodges and he POSTS himself! Roll up, TWO! Oklahoma roll, TWO! Christian kicks low to suplex, but Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! Fans fire up as Darby climbs! But Luchasaurus drags Christian to safety! So Darby just SUPER COFFIN SPLASHES!! Fans are thunderous as both men go down! Darby puts Luchasaurus in the ring, climbs up, and Luchasaurus stands. Darby MISSILE- NO, Luchasaurus catches him! JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips out! Darby BOOTS Luchasaurus, then hits a DIAMOND DUST! But Christian has the title belt!
Christian aims but Darby ducks! SHOTGUN! Down goes Christian! Darby runs in but Luchasaurus catches him, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Darby flops out of the ring and Luchasaurus sees the belt. It is rightfully his, so he picks it up! Fans cheer that he finally holds HIS belt! Christian storms in but Luchasaurus won’t give it back! Christian asks for the belt back, fans say “IT’S YOUR BELT! IT’S YOUR BELT!” Luchasaurus still hands the belt over to Christian, but then Darby shoves Christian into Luchasaurus! And then Darby BELT SHOTS Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO?!? Luchasaurus survives but Darby PENALTY KICKS!
Darby goes up to COFFIN DROP!! But Christian returns to POST Darby! Cover on Luchasaurus, CHRISTIAN WINS!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Well, at least now Christian will be rightfully holding onto this belt. Sleazy as he is, Captain Charisma truly reigns as the Face of TNT, will Darby have to move on to a new goal? As for Luchasaurus, he sees Christian’s hand be raised, and then Christian hugs him? Well, when one wins, they both win, right? Christian has Luchasaurus lift him onto his shoulders, then Christian raises the belt high above his head. Will Luchasaurus ever be his own man? Er, dinosaur.
Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family.
Alex Marvez is with Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara and Don Callis himself, and says that the wrestling world is buzzing with what we saw on Rampage. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are united, along with Kota Ibushi, and challenged the DCF for WrestleDream! Don says it makes him sick just thinking about Omega and Jericho on the same side, when Don is the one who put them both on the map! And now, they’re name dropping Kota Ibushi. Ibushi is a wrestling legend, but his weakness is Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega loves Kota Ibushi, they are closer than brothers, and that kind of emotion makes them weak! They always have been!
Don isn’t worried. As great as Omega, Jericho and Ibushi are, Don has Sammy Guevara, who left Jericho laying. Don has Konosuke, “The Alpha,” who earned that name when he beat Omega twice in one week! And Don has another family member. This man beat Jericho and Omega in the course of two months, and that is WILL OSPRAEY! So you want WrestleDream to become a nightmare? Don doesn’t think so. Omega, Ibushi & Jericho will face the strongest Don Callis Family ever! See you in Seattle, where they finish it once and for all!!
Backstage interview with Christian & Luchasaurus.
Collision returns as Tony Schiavone congratulates the NEW TNT Champion. Christian says yes, every legitimate title defense has solidified him as the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion! He dedicates this victory to Nick Wayne’s mom, and Nick Wayne’s late father, who must’ve been cheering Christian on from Heaven. But anyway, Christian is finally finished with Darby once and for all, bring on the next challenger! Actually, Tony Khan just announced that Christian’s first defense will be at WrestleDream in Seattle. And it will be a classic match-up. They’ve gone back and forth, so this will be BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS!
Christian is furious! He storms off to find Tony Khan, but will it matter? Will Darby finally have justice against Captain Charisma?
Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager & Anna Jay!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just beat the former Jericho Appreciation Society members last night in a Mixed Six Tag with help from his new friends. But now he joins forces with an old friend of his dad’s! Will Hook and RVD prove they’re a one of a kind team? Or will they underestimate the sports… enner-tay-ners?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up for RVD already. RVD lets Hook start against Daddy Magic, though, and fans still rally behind Hook. They tie up, Menard arm-drags, and Menard gloats. Fans boo but Hook resets with Menard. They tie up, Hook waistlocks, hammerlocks, and he trips Menard to a facelock. Menard fights up but Hook spins and hammerlocks and headlocks and hits the takeover! Hook then goes for an arm, but Menard fights against the top wristlock. Menard knees low, tags Parker, and Parker whips. Hook holds ropes, ELBOWS Parker back, but Anna trips Hook up! Parker CLOBBERS Hook and stomps away!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook to a corner, Parker whips so Menard can whip him into the corner but Hook dodges! Hook then wrenches Menard, and points to the corner! Fans fire up as Hook tags in RVD! RVD takes the handoff, he wrenches to a wristlock and fans rally up. RVD brings Menard around, arm-drags him away, but then Parker CLOBBERS RVD! Fans boo but Menard throws hands. Menard whips, RVD rolls off Menard’s back and body scissor roll-up! TWO, but RVD blocks a kick to WHEEL KICK! Parker kicks RVD, but RVD blocks the buckle bump and KICKS back!
RVD goes up to JUMP KICK! “You Still Got It!” RVD watches the ex-JAS regroup, but they get away before he can dive! So he just gets everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Hager throws a fit for his team, but Collision goes picture in picture.
RVD waits as Menard & Parker talk strategy. Menard slowly returns, talks some trash, and he seems to call out Hook. RVD obliges and tags Hook in. Hook and Menard circle, then Menard kicks low! Menard whips Hook into Parker’s boot! The ref reprimands but Menard stomps Hook around. Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then distracts the ref so Parker can CHOKE Hook! RVD protests but Parker tags in to throw hands. Parker JABS, then whips Hook to DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this while Collision goes to break.
Collision returns as Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook but Hook holds ropes to KICK Menard and TOSS Parker! Menard rushes in but Hook TOSSES him out! Hook hurries but Parker intercepts with a tackle! Fans boo but Parker drags Hook away from RVD. Hook wrenches free, clinches, and hits the EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Hook and Parker are down! Hook crawls, Anna shouts at Parker to move, but Menard crawls in as fast as he can. Hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on Daddy Magic! Then he SUPERKICKS Cool Hand Ange! WHEEL KICK for Menard! RVD runs, for the ROLLING THUNDER!
RVD covers but Menard kicks it apart! Fans boo Menard but he brings RVD up. Menard scoops, RVD slips free and blocks a kick to step over and WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as RVD goes to a corner. But then Anna distracts the ref and Hager has a chair! RVD dodges to KICK the chair into Hager! Hook gets in Anna’s face, Parker storms up on him, but Hook turns it around, REDRUM!! RVD goes up, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, #HookVanDam wins!
Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by pinfall
Michigan’s own comes back home and wins big! Will RVD have one more title run in him? Will Hook’s newest run not be stopped?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
He has two titles to defend now, with the ROH World Championship in one hand and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in the other. And he knows WrestleDream is AEW’s love letter to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The Mad King wants to face the man who best embodies Inoki’s vision today, and that is Katsuyori Shibata. This won’t be just about the NJPW Openweight but also the ROH World title. He wants Shibata to bring his all because that’s what Eddie is gonna do. But then, will Eddie remain the two belt king? Or will we soon see The Wrestler become a TRIPLE CHAMPION?
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says, “This world has gotten outta control.” Alex Reynolds says it’s just too much, too fast, and it needs to stop. Evil Uno asks us who we will turn to “when it’s all done?” Happy music plays over destruction and desolation. “You need structure. You need rules. You need order. The Dark Order! Because The Dark Order is good! And we’re here for you!” Uno sneaks in some Italian, “But not forever.” Will you trust these creepy grins? Will you #JoinDarkOrder?
The Kingdom speaks.
Matt Taven says “Neck health is important!” Best Friends are a bunch of liars! When Trent hurt his neck, was Chuck by his bedside? NO! And now these Melvins wanna take away what The Kingdom earned, what they deserve, their shot at the ROH World Tag Team titles!? They will show these dorks what people who don’t celebrate neck health deserve! And Mike Bennett says Chuckie T got some of that last night. A punch to the wiener and a piledriver! So next Saturday is piledrivers in support of neck health! And then they will see how close Best Friends really are, how strong they really are. They aren’t stronger than The Kingdom, and they damn sure ain’t #NeckStrong!
Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan!
The Lady of the House was truly Hartless against Skye Blue last night, bringing out The Babe with The Power. However, Willow Nightingale was then attacked backstage to keep her from competing tonight! So Skye’s other friend is stepping up! Will the Hottest Flame burn this witch down? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and Kiera rushes up to ROCK Julia! And again and again! The fans rally up as Kiera whips Julia into ropes, runs side to side and HIP ATTACKS! Kiera bumps Julia off buckles, waistlocks, but Julia bucks the O’Conner. Julia runs up to throw Kiera down by her hair! Fans rally, Julia stands on Kiera’s hair and pulls the arms! The ref reprimands, Julia steps off at 4 to then stomp Kiera down! Brody says to stay on her so Julia CLUBS away on Kiera! Julia kicks Kiera around, drags her up and SMACKS her off the mat! Julia stomps Kiera again, drags her back up, then snap suplexes! Julia grins as she then rains down fists!
The ref reprimands about closed fists so Julia lets off. To then let off with one more! Julia paces around Kiera, brings her up, but Kiera throws hands! Kiera ROCKS Julia, BOOTS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Julia wobbles, Kiera runs in, but Julia spins Kiera for an STO! Standing MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Julia is still on her with a chinlock! Kiera endures, fans rally up, and Kiera fights up. Kiera throws body shots, blocks a punch to give a punch, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Julia! And again! Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN Kiera into the corner! Fans fire up as Kiera goes corner to corner, but Julia sends her into buckles!
Julia drags Kiera up to throw her by her hair again. Brody says keep on Kiera, so Julia whips her to a corner. BACK ELBOW! Julia grins as she snapmares, and then KICKS Kiera in the back! Julia drags Kiera up, SMACKS her off the mat, and then runs, to BLINDSIDER! Julia says the House always wins. HARTLESS STRETCH!! Kiera taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
A 25-0 win streak for The Lady of the House, but she isn’t satisfied! She puts Kiera back into HARTLESS!! But here comes Skye Blue! She was on the other end of this so she’s making the save now! But again, Julia hides behind Brody. But then Brody moves and Julia BLACK MISTS Skye!! Julia strikes again! Brody asks, “Do you see this? Do you see this!? This will not end! This violence will not end! 25 matches, over two dozen bodies stacked, and this will not end until we get to the one. The last loss! KRIS STATLANDER! Next Sunday, Seattle, Washington, WrestleDream, put your TBS title on the line. Or the body count continues to rise.”
But Julia wants Kris to understand: The House ALWAYS wins. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest look to end the streak? Or will the TBS Championship fade to black?
The Righteous speak.
Death walks. You dig what they’re saying? Ol’ Vincent & Dutch are pure, are divine, and are the corpse of decency nailed to a post of greed and moral decay, draped under the shadow of purity. But now they expose MJF & Adam Cole, and purify the lie that is “Better Than You, Baybay.” You dig what they’re sayin’, man?
Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Switchblade and his Bang Bang Gang called out The Face of Latino Wrestling, saying White’s reputation is more widespread than Andrade’s. Will White make Andrade famous for losing to him? Or will Andrade become famous for beating Jay White?
The bell rings and the fans already taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” White says this is Andrade’s moment in the spotlight! They tie up, go around, and Andrade powers White to the corner. The ref counts, Andrade lets off slowly, but White SLAPS him! White uses ropes as a defense and the ref backs Andrade off. White and Andrade reset, Juice is liking this, but then Andrade headlocks. Fans rally up, White endures the grind, and White powers up and powers out. Andrade runs White down, and then goes to run, but Juice is in the way! The ref reprimands but White knees Andrade! White headlocks and hits the takeover.
Juice and the Gunns shout “ARMAS ARIBA!” Andrade endures, fights up, and he powers out. White slides out, says to heck with it, but Andrade slides! White dodges, Andrade dodges back, and Andrade CHOPS White down! White sputters but Andrade puts him in the ring. Andrade climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! Andrade bounces off the cover, but he drags White back up. BCG are worried as Andrade snap suplexes! Uno AMigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gets White up again, gives us some Latino Heat, then hits THREE- NO, White silps free and pulls hair! The ref rephrimands, they’re in the corners and Andrade HEADBUTTS!
White BOOTS back, goes up, but Andrade triangle jump DROPKICKS White to the floor! BCG hurry to check on their captain but Andrade goes out after him. Andrade puts White in, covers, ONE! Austin rubs it in, that was UNO! Andrade seethes but he drags White up. Andrade whips White to the corner, but White dodges the splash to clothesline and DDT! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this but White stays focused. White goes to the corner to CHOP! White RAMS into Andrade again and again, the ref counts but White lets off at 4. To then CHOP! White whips corner to corner but Andrade blocks to BOOT!
Andrade goes up but White CHOPS again! White fireman’s carries, to TKO HOTSHOT! And then White BLASTS Andrade down! Andrade hits railing, BCG swarm like a pack of hyenas, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Colten does a victory lap for White and White goes out to fetch Andrade. White brings Andrade around to SMACK him off the apron, then he pulls hair to APRON GOURD BUSTER! Andrade falls to the floor, Juice taunts him with a dance, and White flexes as he refreshes the ring count. White and the BCG all flex and pose, then White puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO!! White is frustrated but the count is fair. White stalks Andrade to the ropes to CHOKE him and fishhook his face! The ref counts, White lets off, and Andrade CHOPS! And BOOTS! White blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW!
White strums the air guitar to let Tanahashi know he’s thinking of him. Then he GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the same leg! Andrade writhes to the ropes but White wraps the bad leg around them! The ref reprimands, White lets off, and then White drags Andrade up to HALF HATCH into the corner! Then White gets the legs to high stack, TWO! Andrade is still in this and White is frustrated. White drags Andrade into a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. But Andrade fights up as Collision returns to single picture! The fans rally, White grinds Andrade down again, but Andrade still endures.
Fans rally more as Andrade keeps fighting. White shakes his head but Andrade stands to throw body shots! White throws Andrade down by his hair! The ref reprimands but White storms back up, into a cradle! TWO!! White kicks the bad leg! Andrade falls and clutches that knee, but White sits him up. White CHOPS! Andrade sputters and White talks trash, but Andrade pie faces him! Andrade eggs White on so White CHOPS him! Andrade still eggs White on so White CHOPS! White finger guns, but Andrade dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Fans fire up as both men are down! The standing count starts and both men stir.
BCG coach White, White drags Andrade up, and “This is Awesome!” as they go forearm for forearm! Andrade CHOPS, White CHOPS! Andrade CHOPS, White wobbles and staggers, but White comes back to CHOP! Fans rally as the CHOPS just keep going! White kicks, Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW again! Andrade runs, ducks ‘n ‘dodges to CLOBBER White! Fans fire up but the BCG worries for White. Andrade kips up! El Idolo has plenty of gas left in the tank and he has White in a corner. Andrade goes corner to corner, for CIEN- NO, the BCG drags White out to safety. So Andrade goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!
Fans are thunderous as Andrade takes out the whole Bang Bang Gang! Andrade puts White in, climbs up again, and then MOONSAULTS, lands on his feet, DOUBLE MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! White survives and Andrade is frustrated, but the fans are loving this! Andrade looms over White, brings White up, and reels him in, White drops down but Andrade CLUB S him! Andrade full nelsons, White break sit to switch, but Andrade fights the sleeper! White CHOPS! And CHOPS! White runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up as White flops down. Andrade drags White up but White SAIDOS Andrade up and out of the ring!!
The ref hurries to check but Andrade is somehow able to continue. White drags Andrade up and into the ring, storms up on him, and clinches, for the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!?! White pushes that arm back down, TWO!!! Andrade survives but just barely! White clamps onto Andrade with a sleeper, brings him up, but Andrade fights the suplex. White staggers, blocks the boot, KNEE BREAKER! Andrade shouts about his leg, which has given him trouble in the past. But White CHOPS! And CHOPS! Both men hobble, but Andrade boot feints to ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!??! White survives and fans are loving this match all over again!
White and Andrade stir, then White crawls to a corner. Andrade stands, fires up and runs, CIEN SHADOWS!! Then the hammerlock, LA SOMBRA DDT!!! Cover, Juice helps White with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo as BCG gets away with one! Andrade is beside himself, but he drags White around by a leg. Fans “WOO~!” as Andrade steps through! FIGURE FOUR! White endures, the “WOO~” echoes out, but White CLUBS away at Andrade’s leg! Andrade pushes up to the FIGURE EIGHT! The Ass Boys distract the ref so Juice can CLOBBER Andrade with his Cowboy of the Month award!! White is free of the leglock!
White drags Andrade’s deadweight up to hit BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall
Andrade being alone was doomed from the start with Juice and the Gunns backing White up! And then they all taunt Andrade while he’s down! Andrade takes his first AEW loss, but will he back for venganza? (Vengeance in Espanol.)
“All In, Wembley Stadium. Did to me what you’ve been doing to me the last 14 years of my life. You used me, then you walked away. Sure did have a lot to say on social media. Sure did have a lot to say on TV. And then when I confronted you… Called you over and looked you in your eyes, you walked away. Tough keyboard warrior. You did what you always do: You ran from your problems. Guess what? You’re not gonna be able to run much longer.” Will there be a clash of the proud ‘n’ powerful on the horizon?
Shane Taylor Promotions speaks.
Shane Taylor himself says that on paper, Shane Taylor VS Keith Lee may not seem like much of a rivalry. But Keith knows better, doesn’t he? They came into ROH at the same time, established “The Pretty Boy Killers” and DOMINATED the tag division. Lee Moriarty says to tell ’em! Shane says that from ANS to War Machine to The Briscoes, they took ’em all out! But then Keith went to go work for “the other billionaire,” while Shane stayed and became an ROH legend! The world got to see Keith be limitless, but now it is Shane’s time on the biggest stage! And the only thing standing in the way IS Keith.
Shane says if it is to feed his family, then he will put Keith in the GROUND! Before Shane takes everything Keith has, Keith must step in the ring with The Best Damn Technical Wrestler, Lee Moriarty. Will #TAIGASTYLE bring Keith down to size? Or will Moriarty #BaskInHisGlory?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen!
The open challenge of opportunities continues as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler give JD Drake & Anthony Henry their shot. But with WrestleDream and a rematch with Aussie Open on the horizon, will the Top Guys get caught off guard? Or will FTR be bringing the gold to Seattle?
Speaking of, Aussie Open is here! Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis are dressed to the nines and they join commentary to watch this one with their own eyes. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are the true Top Guys!
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Henry. They circle, feel things out, and Cash denies Henry a leg takedown. Henry comes back, gets around to a waistlock, but Cash fights up to facelock. Henry slips free, gets around again, facelocks again, and then gator rolls to hammerlock! Cash has the ROPEBREAK, and the two separate. They reset, circle, and tie up. Henry gets an arm to wrench it but Cash slips around to fireman’s carry takeover! Henry headscissors but Cash kips up. Henry wrenches, wristlocks, but Cash rolls, kips up and wrenches to WRING Henry out! Fans cheer but Henry keeps moving!
Henry kips up to then back drop, step over, and Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Henry DROPKICKS Cash down! Henry drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to JD. They mug Cash, JD whips Cash toa corner but Cash avoids the chop! JD avoids a chop, and the two stare down. Tag to Dax, and fans rally up. Dax and JD step up, tie up, and Dax headlocks. JD powers out, Dax RAMS JD, but JD CHOPS! Fans fire up seeing how hard that one hit! JD puts Dax in the corner to CHOP again! JD eggs Dax on so Dax CHPOS! And CHOPS! AND CHOPS! Dax whips, JD reverses to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, ONE!!
JD keeps on Dax, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! Tag to Henry, and he runs to then come back and forearm smash! Tag to JD, feed to the LARIAT! NECK TWIST! SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dax hangs in there but JD looms over him. JD stomps Dax, throws hands, then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen CHOP and KICK and KICK and KICK! Dax snarls and eggs Henry on so Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! They go back and forth, KICK and CHOP! Henry SOBATS, but Dax suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Henry wobbles but he tags JD.
JD runs to swing on Cash but Cash dodges, only for the LARIAT to get him! JD keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Dax ends up in the Workhorsemen corner, and JD CANNONBALLS! Tag to Henry, Henry goes up, and JD tags back in. Henry DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Then Henry FLIES to take out Cash! JD is up< SCRAP METAL MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives being squashed and the fans lose their minds just from seeing it! But wait, Cash has Henry, GORY BOMB to the apron!! Dax runs up on JD but JD ROCKS him! JD goes up, to FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Step through into SHARPSHOOTER!!
JD endures, fans rally, but JD taps! FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Aussie Open says okay, then it’s on! WrestleDream will mark the anniversary of the instant classic back at Royal Quest! Mark Davis gets a mic to say, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” The fans reply “OI OI OI!” Davis says congrats, and keep those belts bright. Because FTR is in the fight of their lives! Fletcher knows Aussie Open says it a lot, but FTR once said themselves that Aussie Open is the best tag team in the world today! And they’ve heard the complaints, “What happened to the Aussie Open that took FTR to the limit in a five star classic?” Well, they admit they haven’t lived up tot he hype, but that is why they challenged FTR to this match!
Aussie Open needs to prove to to the people, they need to prove it to FTR, and they need to prove it to themselves that they ARE everything they say they are! Dax has a mic to say yeah, okay. Aussie Open were sacrificial lambs to Max and his best friend. They were sacrificial lambs to Chris Jericho and his best friend. But what Dax wants from them, what he is begging them on his hands and knees, he wants the biggest, baddest bastards in the world, because on October 1st, WrestleDream, Aussie Open faces THE BEST TAG TEAM IN HISTORY! Fans cheer that! And Dax says if Aussie Open don’t bring that, then don’t even show up. #TopGuysOut.
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi Nair is with Miro’s hot and flexible wife, and says this is the first time we’ve seen her since she surprised everyone at All In London, which was also the first time anyone in wrestling has seen her in two years. So the question is, why now? CJ says that The Redeemer, who she loves so much, has lost his way. She wanted to help him be champion again. But unfortunately, he’s rather preoccupied with the past and… temptations. But then in steps Miro! He says his only temptation is her. And her temptation is this: the lights, the cameras, the fame. It changes you. CJ says she loves the hustle, the puzzle, the chase, and helping those she loves! It makes her come alive!
Miro says his righteous path was to save “them.” And if CJ stays, that means he’d have to… To what? Save her? What were their wedding vows again? Well, they each have to do what they each have to do. They will each walk their own paths. But if there is any love in Miro’s heart for CJ, then please, do not lay a hand on any of her future clients she’s going to manage here. Okay? Can he promise that? Miro leaves without giving an answer. Will pro-wrestling come between husband and wife?
BREAKING NEWS for WrestleDream!
As if it wasn’t already big enough, the TBS Championship IS on the line! Kris Statlander is giving Julia Hart her shot, but will Mama Kris be the one running the house after October 1st? Plus, a massive Fatal 4 Way Tag match! The Young Bucks, The Gunns, The Lucha Brothers and #OrangeHook battle for an AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, any time they want it! Who will have some highly valuable golden tickets in their pockets?
Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson!
These two truly went all out in their Strap match, and while The American Dragon won, Ricky Starks holds to the fact he didn’t tap out, he passed out! Will that unstoppable fighting spirit help Starks win this even more brutal rematch? Or will this be an Absolute thrashing that puts this one to bed?
Starks attacks Bryan the moment he’s in the ring! The bell sounds and Starks fires off hands! Bryan gets up to hit Starks back, they scrap in the corner and Starks gets the edge! Starks stomps away on Bryan, stands him up, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks throws body shots, UPPERCUTS, then goes up the corner to rain down fists! Fans count to five but Bryan DUMPS Starks out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Starks and fans fire up! Bryan finally gets his jacket off to drag Starks up and CROTCH Starks on railing! Bryan runs to CLOBBER Starks! Bryan then goes out after Starks and throws hands!
Bryan then hits Starks with someone’s drink! And RAMS him into the trash can! And then dumps the trash on Starks! Bryan goes after Starks with headbutts, going up the bleachers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan drags Starks up, ROCKS him with a left, then brings him along, only for Starks to send him into barriers! Starks RAMS Bryan into more barriers, then runs up, into a body shot! Bryan KICKS Starks against barriers, again and again and again! Fans fire up as Bryan then HEADBUTTS Starks and pushes him along back to ringside. Starks goes over the railing on his own but Bryan is after him!
Bryan HEADBUTTS, Starks CHOPS, then Starks TOSSES Bryan into the front row! The fans help Bryan up, as does security, but Starks goes to the apron. Starks springboards to CROSSBODY into the pile!! Fans lose their minds while Collision goes picture in picture.
Starks dumps Bryan back to ringside and then drags himself up and over. Starks stands Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan staggers away to commentary but Starks storms after him, Bryan SMACKS Starks off the desk! And CHOPS him against the desk! And again! And again! Bryan HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bryan snarls, puts Starks in the ring, then storms up to get a leg. Bryan twists the ankle to turn Starks over, then he grabs the other leg. Bryan hooks the legs up, and he fishhooks Starks’ face! Then Bryan gets the arms, and pulls, pulls and pulls Starks into the ROMERO SPECIAL!
Starks endures, Bryan sets him down, and then Bryan drags Starks into the DRAGON SLEEPER as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Starks is clawing at Bryan’s face! Starks has a mic so everyone can hear him egging Bryan on. Then Starks dribbles Bryan’s face off the desk! Bryan’s forehead is busted open! Starks lets Bryan fall over, then throws hands right to the wound! Fans rally for Bryan and boo Starks, but Starks drags Bryan up to put in the ring. Starks drags Bryan to the corner, to YANK him into the post! Starks ROCKS Bryan, SLAMS the leg into the post, then ROCKS Bryan again! Starks uses the microphone to jam at the wound! Fans boo but Starks grabs a chair. Starks has Bryan’s leg, to SMACK it against the post!
Bryan writhes away into the ring but Starks is after him. Starks CHOKES Bryan with the chair! Then Starks JAMS Bryan! Starks then traps Bryan’s leg inside the chair! Fans boo more as Starks goes up the corner! But Bryan gets free and he SMACKS Starks! And SMACKS him again! And again! And again! Starks is stuck up top and Bryan brings him up to throw hands! Bryan climbs up, brings Starks tot he very top, but Starks trips Bryan! Starks throws more hands, and BITES the bloody forehead! Starks SPITS, then he throws down fists! Fans tell Starks he’s sick, but he just does his pose! Only for Bryan to punch back!
Bryan adjusts, to SPIDER SUPERPLEX Starks down! Fans fire up as Bryan manages to sit up again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and adjusts position again, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Starks is sent tumbling into the other corner, and Bryan is getting a second wind! Starks sits up as the standing count starts, but Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! Fans fire up while Starks flounders. The standing count starts again but Starks grabs at the chair. Bryan is in the corner, aims and runs in, but Starks CHUCKS the chair into his face!! Fans boo as Bryan goes down!
Starks stomps Bryan, the standing count starts, and fans chant for tables. Starks brings Bryan up by his hair, mocks the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while treating Starks like a rodeo horse, and Collision goes picture in picture again.
Starks drops a knee on Bryan! And then another! Starks goes out to look under the ring, ignoring the table, to then bring out a STRAP! Starks swings that around, he wants to continue where All Out left off. He LASHES Bryan, and LASHES him again, and again! Then Starks CHOKES Bryan with the strap! Bryan endures but Starks hits a STRAP BULLDOG! Starks lets off for the standing count to start, and Bryan is still floundering at 5 of 10. But Bryan rolls out of the ring to get back to his feet! Starks hurries out after Bryan but into a CHOP! Bryan UPPERCUTS, ROCKS, and then POSTS Starks! Starks falls over and Bryan staggers away.
Bryan’s crimson mask is growing but he can still see Starks. Bryan drags Starks by a leg, but Starks SMACKS Bryan with a steel chain! Bryan ends up back in the ring but still down for the standing count. Starks grins and gets in to wrap the chain around his fist. Starks aims to FULL METAL KNUCKLE! Collision returns to single picture as Bryan staggers, then drops to his knees. Starks swings again but Bryan dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Starks staggers around, Bryan runs back in and CHOPS! Starks CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They throw hands and CHOPS, and then Bryan KICKS and KICKS! Starks blocks to SLAP, SLAP, and so on!
Fans fire up but Bryan dodges, only for Starks to SPEAR!! Starks roars, and he wraps the chain around Bryan’s neck! Just like Bryan did with the strap!! Starks bends Bryan back and squeezes tight! Bryan is fading, but he shakes his head! Bryan isn’t giving up, but he might pass out like Starks did! Bryan is purple!! Starks lets go, and he wants the count! The count begins, Bryans putters and stirs, but is still down at 5 of 10. Starks watches from the corner as we hit 8 of 10! Bryan rises up at 9, but Starks grabs the chain again! Starks squeezes tight, and then drags Bryan up into a HANGMAN’S GORY ESPECIAL!
Bryan kicks and goes to ropes! Bryan uses ropes to get up and over and get free!! Fans are thunderous but Starks is primed to run in! SPEAR into a takedown!! LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks flails, grabs the chain and he throws hands! But Bryan grabs that chain, to wrap it around Starks!! Starks freaks out as he relives All Out!! Starks is purple, and he passes out! The count starts, Bryan keeps on Starks with the chain, but Starks revives!? Starks powers up, powers out and he rains down fists!! Fans are thunderous, but Bryan just turns things around! Fans are even more fired up! Bryan lets off on Starks and both men rise.
Bryan HEADBUTTS! Starks throws a haymaker! HEADBUTT! Haymaker! HEADBUTT!! Both men flop over! Bryan shakes out the stars, “This is Awesome!” The count is 6 of 10, both men stand. Starks swings a chair, but Bryan dodges! Bryan returns to BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Fans fire up again as Starks flounders. Bryan says it is time to kick Starks’ head in!! Bryan gets Starks’ arms, and he fires DRAGON STOMPS!! Again and again and again, and again and again and again! But Starks SPITS at Bryan! So Bryan just STOMPS him more!! Fans fire up, Starks checks his face but also has blood coming from his eyebrow.
Bryan backs off, brings down his kneepad, and he wraps the steel chain around his knee! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for giving them this main event, and Bryan stares Starks up. Bryan runs in to FULL METAL KNEE!!! Starks is down, and the count begins! Bryan crawls away at 5 of 10, drags himself up at 8, and the count hits TEN! Bryan wins again!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Starks wanted revenge, but he only got another vicious fight and crushing defeat. Big Bill and Wheeler Yuta come out to check on their respective allies. Bill helps Starks stand, as does Yuta with Bryan. Yuta and Bill get at each other, but Starks has them all stand down. Is this Starks’ way of showing Bryan respect for the absolute war they just went through? And where does Starks go from here?
A great Collision here, and some more added to WrestleDream just as I was hoping. Julia had a good match with Kiera, she mists Skye, but instead of calling out Willow for a PPV match, she wants Kris and the TBS Championship. That will be a good match for WrestleDream but I feel like Kris wins that. Really good tag title match from FTR VS Workhorsemen but of course FTR wins so that their match with Aussie Open is now a title match. No idea who wins that but we all know it will be a match of the year contender. And I think something rather interesting is that Fatal 4 Way contenders tag match, and that detail about a title match “at any time.” Is a team going to win and then Money in the Bank those AEW tag titles away from whoever wins? Because that’d be awesome, actually.
Speaking of which, really fun tag match of Hook & RVD beating Menard & Parker. Of course Hook & RVD win, which helps give Hook & Cassidy momentum going into that WrestleDream Fatal 4. RVD is probably in AEW to be part of the fun, have more of these really good matches, but I can’t really say he is actually after another title reign of some kind. Then big stuff from Eddie Kingston, putting up TWO championships up in his match with Shibata. That’s one huge first defense for the ROH World Championship, but I would think Eddie retains. As awesome as it’d be to see one man with three singles titles, there’s no good story of Eddie losing the belts he worked so hard to have so soon.
Don Callis has a good promo in response to the Six Man Tag challenge, but of course Will Ospreay is the third man, even though I would’ve loved for them to bring in someone really good that really needs something to do. But whatever, Ospreay brings star power, and there is story here already where Ospreay’s faced all three men, Omega, Ibushi & Jericho. It’ll also be an awesome match with Ospreay in it, but I would think Jericho & The Golden Lovers win. It’d also be great if Daniel Garcia helped tip the scales in Jericho’s favor, completing the double turn of Garcia and Guevara and perhaps giving us Garcia VS Guevara.
Really good TNT Championship Triple Threat that was really a handicap match. While I was thinking Christian was going to force Luchasaurus to give him the win, Christian instead opportunistically takes the win from Darby in where he has to pin Luchasaurus. And yet we’re getting a Best 2 Out of 3 Falls match at WrestleDream. That will make WrestleDream even longer, but maybe that is where it all comes to a head with Nick Wayne being in this story. Great match from White VS Andrade, but of course Bullet Club Gold helps White win that one. I know there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable since Andrade turned Face, but this would be the time for LFI to show their new aggression while also helping Andrade against BCG.
And of course, a great Last Man Standing match in the main event. Oh, yeah, that was a Last Man Standing match they dressed up as Texas Death even though it wasn’t like we weren’t going to notice. Literally earlier this year, AEW Revolution, Hangman VS Moxley, THEIR Texas Death Match was Knockout, Standing Count or Submission/Verbal Forfeit. But I guess since they already played their hand of Starks taking a loss by fainting, meaning Starks would never tap out or say “I Quit,” they could only go with the KO/ten count finish. Still a great match, but I’m just a stickler for labeling things what they are, and this as Last Man Standing, not Texas Death. But I did like Starks having Bill stand down. Makes me think that Starks could be a future ally to the BCC.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Rampage goes big for Grand Slam!
AEW doubles up on Rampage, and we see a massive Fatal 4 Way to determine #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
- Darby Allin & Sting VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus; Darby & Sting win.
- Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker; Kris & OrangeHook win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom; The Righteous win and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at AEW WrestleDream.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
- Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King; Julia wins.
- Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson; Santana wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks; The Hung Bucks win and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin & Sting w/ Nick Wayne VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus!
The Relentless Icons won at All In London, but Captain Charisma’s complaint is that his Right Hand of Destruction was not his tag partner. Now that Christian and the TNT Champion are the legal men, will the result be different? Or will Darby be rolling into the “Triple Threat” title match tomorrow night on Collision?
Christian talks quick strategy with Luchasaurus, and they rush up to bait the Relentless Icons in! Christian ducks away from Sting but Darby gets right on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER! Christian rushes in after all but Sting fires off on him first! Sting dribbles Christian off buckles! Luchasaurus pries free to THROW Darby! Sting TOSSES Christian out then pursues, and the bell finally rings. Luchasaurus runs at Darby but Darby dodges, Luchasaurus gets caught up on the ropes! Darby then runs to DROPKICK Luchasaurus down to the ramp! Sting sends Christian into steel steps while Darby DIVES into Luchasaurus!
Fans rally up as Darby stands Luchasaurus up, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Christian fights back on Sting but Sting ROCKS Christian! But Luchasaurus POSTS Darby! Darby falls to the floor, Nick calls to Sting. They check Darby, he is still breathing but very dazed from that rough landing. Sting helps Darby up, Darby hobbles over, and Darby says he’s okay. Darby slides in at 6 of 10 but Luchasaurus drags him over. Tag to Christian and Christian stomps Darby down! Christian CHOPS Darby, stalks him along the way, then CLUBS him down! Christian stands on Darby’s neck at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.
Darby sputters, Christian drags him up, and tag to Luchasaurus. They mug Darby, and Luchasaurus CLUBS Darby down! Luchasaurus scoops to SLAM Darby down! Luchasaurus snarls, whips Darby hard into the corner, and then tags Christian. Christian says he, or Luchasaurus, will be TNT Champion, but fans boo. Christian taunts Sting, goes back to Darby, and Christian brings Darby around. But Darby fights back with forearms! Darby whips, Christian reverses but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Both men are down, Luchasaurus rushes in to BLAST Sting! Christian anchors Darby’s leg, then tags Luchasaurus.
Rampage goes picture in picture as Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s head! Luchasaurus then stomps Darby, stalks him to ropes, and clamps on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, then scoops, then carries Darby around, for a SWINGING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Darby hangs tough, but Luchasaurus brings him up. Christian tags in, they mug Darby more, and then Christian stands on Darby’s face! The ref counts, Christian steps off to snapmare Darby and neck wrench! Darby endures, but Christian claws his face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off, and then sits Darby up just to claw his face again!
Darby fights up, throws elbows, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Rampage returns to single picture as Christian covers, TWO! Christian grows annoyed but he drags Darby up and tags Luchasaurus. They mug Darby more, and then Luchasaurus hauls Darby up. Darby pries the hand away from his throat, but Luchasaurus ROCKS him! Luchsasurus shakes out his hand, choke grips and JURASSIC- NO, Darby lands out! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby! Into the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Sting breaks it! Fans rally but Luchasaurus tags Christian. Christian goes up to DIVING FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby and Christian crawl as fans fire up! Both men stand, Darby sunset flips but Christian stays up! So Darby lets off, hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Christian! Fans fire up, Sting whips but Christian kicks back! Sting just beats his chest! SPINEBUSTER! Luchasaurus runs in but gets fast hands! Sting backs Luchasaurus down into the corner! Christian runs in but is send into Luchasaurus! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH them both! SCORPION DEATH DROP on Christian! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus! Then feeds him to the dragon sleeper! Darby goes up, SCORPION COFFIN DROP COMBO!!
Christian stagger sup, into a SHOTGUN from Darby! Darby snarls, Sting SPLASHES Luchasaurus! The ref is distracted, Christian pokes Darby in the eyes! Christian chicken wings and turns Darby but Nick distracts him! Darby then rolls Christian up to jackknife bridge! The Relentless Icons win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Prodigy of Rain City gets one over on Captain Charisma! But Christian glares at Nick. Will the jokes about Nick’s mom stop for something far more serious, and dangerous? Or will this all be a distraction in tomorrow night’s glorified handicap match?
Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager!
The Galaxy’s Greatest reunites with her best friend, as well as a new friend! Freshly Squeezed joins forces with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, will their less talk more rock combination help Mama Kris put the Star of the Show, Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange to bed?
The trios sort out and the FTW Champion starts against Menard. The two circle as fans rally up, and Menard talks trash. “You wanna taste?! I don’t think so!” Then Menard tags in Parker! Parker and Hook circle, but then Parker tags Menard. Anna applauds, but Hook TOSSES Parker, then SAYANAGIS Menard! REDRUM!! Menard scrambles and tags to Anna! Hook obeys the rules and lets off of Menard, and also steps aside so Kris can step in. Fans fire up as the TBS Champion and Anna circle. Anna kicks low, but Kris blocks the whip! Then Kris hip tosses Anna away! Fans fire up as Kris flexes, but Anna dodges the splash to LEG LARIAT!
Anna wrenches and HOOK- NO, Kris blocks the kick to suplex! Kris holds Anna up and fans fire up, for the SLAM! Kris kips up and flexes again! Parker storms in, the ref steps him, but that’s a distraction so Hager can CLOBBER Cassidy! Kris gets distracted and Anna SUPERKICKS her down! Tag to Parker while Hook backs Hager down. But Menard CLOBBERS Hook now! And then Menard RAMS Hook into railing! Fans are torn as Menard drags Hook up to put in the ring. Parker drags Hook up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker drags Hook back up to throw hands! Parker reels Hook in to hit a BIG back suplex!
Parker scuffs Hook, tags Menard, and they coordinate to BACKBREAKER and RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fans are torn as Menard talks more trash, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Menard stands Hook up, but Hook pushes him back to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Menard wobbles but he kicks back, and whips him hard into a corner! Hook falls and the former JAS soak up the heat. Menard stomps Hook, sucker punches Cassidy, then stomps Hook more! Menard drags Hook up to whip him hard into the ex-JAS corner. Tag to Parker, they stomp away on Hook, then soak up more heat. Parker scuffs Hook at the ropes, mocks Cassidy’s “devastating” kicks, then stands Hook up. Parker whips, then DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hook hangs in there but Parker drags him up and reels him in. But Hook back drops him away!
parker hurries to drag Hook over and tags in Menard. Menard stomps Hook, kicks him around, then drags him up. Hook throws body shots, but Menard whips him hard into another corner! Menard drags Hook up again, CHOPS him against the ropes, then talks some trash. Menard CHOPS again, fires haymakers, but Hook hits back! And again! And again! But Menard SMACKS Hook down! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Menard & Parker double whip Hook, but Hook ducks the double clotheslines to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up as Hook hurries over, hot tag to Cassidy! New York goes nuts as Cassidy bumps Parker off buckles, bumps Menard off buckles, then repeat! Cassidy climbs up, takes aim, but both Menard & Parker turn around! So Cassidy hops down, to put his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dodges double clotheslines to then DOUBLE SHOTGUN! And kip up! Cassidy builds speed to then DIVE onto Hager! Payback on Big Hurt! Cassidy runs in, tilt-o-whirls but Menard blocks! Parker joins in, but Hook saves Cassidy from the double suplex!
Hook CLUBS Parker & Menard, helps Cassidy, but then Anna CLUBS #OrangeHook! Anna adds on, but then so does Kris! Kris & OrangeHook TRIPLE SUPLEX the ex-JAS!! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! ORANGE- NO, Parker gets under! Feed to the drop toehold, BOOYAH ELBOW! Cassidy gets a taste, but Hook hits a T-BONE on Parker! And a T-BONE on Menard! Fans fire up again as Hook T-BONES Parker onto Menard! Anna is furious, but the ref has to keep her back! Hager gets up to CLOBBER Hook!! Fans boo but Cassidy hits an ORANGE PUNCH on Hager!! Anna is still distracting, then she jumps on Cassidy! QUEENSLAYER!
But Kris pries Anna off Cassidy into an Electric Chair Lift! Anna freaks out, Cassidy intercepts Parker to feed to Hook’s REDRUM!! Kris SLAMS Anna down! Menard falls, ORANGE PUNCH for Parker!! Cover on Parker, OrangeHook & Kris win!
Winners: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook, by pinfall
A great win for the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed! Will this momentum carry them all through into WrestleDream?
It’s an all new QTV.
Harley Cameron asks if they wanna see her impersonation of a hot dog. Uh, sure. Harley just goes rigid. Huh. What does Joe Blow think? Uh- Johnny TV springs on the scene and says they must’ve had a great time in Montreal. Wait, Solo wasn’t invited to that. Oh, uh, that sucks. But let’s rrrroll the footage! Harley says this is awkward, but that only works when she asks for it. “RRRRRRROLL~ the footage, gov’nah!” Footage rolls of QT Marshall defending his title in Lutte Academie, the French Canadian wrestling indie. QT pounded that guy’s ass like a turkey! Oh, hey, nice sunglasses, Solo! Remember the handshake? Hecc yeah!
They do the shake, blast off, and then QT texts! He needs a tag partner for next week! Someone with fresh breath, long hair, and has known for a long time. Someone he can trust not matter what. Solo says that’s him! It has to be! No, bro, that’s Johnny! Gotta go, see you next week. Awkward… But will the combined powers of QT & Johnny be unstoppable?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says that after Dynamite, this guy has a lot to answer for. Though, we already knew he was a snake in the grass. Ladies and gentlemen… Don Callis. Fans boo as the patriarch of the Don Callis Family walks out with “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita and goes to the ring. Schiavone has to admit, Callis is many times a step ahead, and he is eating up how the fans all around the world just HATE him! Schiavone says Callis deserves all of it. Callis takes the mic and fans boo as he says just wants to say… “A few weeks ago, the wrestling world was abuzz! The wrestsling world was abuzz at my so-called pursuit of Chris Jericho.
“I didn’t end up with Jericho, but I ended up with the man I really wanted, the newest member of the Don Callis Family… SAMMY! GUEVARAAA~!” The fallen Spanish God makes his way out now, dressed to impress. Fans boo more as Sammy joins his “family” in the ring. Sammy soaks up all the heat, but Schiavone asks, “You actually call this man family?” Sammy says he can’t hear Schiavone, but that might be from all the booing. Sammy tells Don, “Believe it or not, I hated you. I hated you for a long time.
“I hated you almost as much as they hated you. And it’s because this whole time, I thought you were trying to rip apart my family. But really, you were just trying to show me I never really had one. Until now!” They hug and fans boo more. Sammy says why did he betray Jericho on Wednesday? The reason is because for the past four years, he has been holding Sammy back! Jericho has taken Sammy for granted, just like all the fans have! Fans boo more but Sammy says yeah, yeah, yeah. Last year, it was “F YOU SAMMY!” Earlier this year, it was “LET’S GO, SAMMY!” Well Sammy is done with such fickleness! He doesn’t need the fans!
Sammy is done trying to earn the fans’ love. He has a hot, hot wife, a beautiful baby girl and a fat bank account! Fans boo Sammy but Sammy says Jericho is DEAD to him, and never wants to see him again! But wait! Judas plays and fans fire up! Jericho is here, and he rushes the DCF! Jericho DECKS Konosuke, ROCKS Sammy, fires off on Konosuke again to TOSS him out, then he ROCKS Sammy! Sammy scurries away but Callis CLUBS Jericho! Jericho scowls at Callis and fans say Callis F’d up now! But Konosuke returns to SMACK Jericho with a chair! And again! And again! And again!!
Fans boo but then Sammy has Konosuke stop. Because Sammy takes the chair to SMACK Jericho now! And again! And again!! Sammy unleashes that resentment and rage! Konosuke drags Jericho up, Sammy helps, and Callis tells Jericho this is what he gets! Callis throws punches, but hurts his own hand! So he brings out the SCREWDRIVER!! Fans freak out, but here comes KENNY OMEGA!! The Cleaner is back, with a metal pipe!! Omega runs the DCF off and fans are thunderous! Jericho staggers up to his feet and he bumps into Kenny. Both men are on guard, but upon seeing who it is, Jericho cools off.
Omega drops the pipe, and he nods before leaving. Will Omega and Jericho see that the enemy of their enemy is truly a friend in the fight against the treacherous, disgusting and conniving Don Callis?
Rampage returns as Alex Marvez finds Kenny Omega.
Marvez says Omega and Jericho, in the same ring together, working together against Don Callis! Kenny stomps Marvez there. Do they really think Kenny did any of that for Jericho? That he cares about Jericho? This is bigger than Jericho! This is about Kenny taking care of Callis. But then Jericho walks over. Jericho tells Kenny that he says this once: he appreciates Kenny making that save, but he also knows the reason it happened. Just as Kenny was saying, this is not about them becoming friends. This entire company was based on the Omega VS Jericho rivalry. But now, something that Callis never thought would happen: Jericho and Omega are UNITED in taking Callis out!
The match Callis put together in Tokyo, it is now a nightmare come to life. And as far as Sammy goes, he is the real Judas. But so Jericho suggests they team up for real and take out the Don Callis Family, at WrestleDream! Omega tells Callis that he stabbed Omega in the back, betrayed his best friend in Jericho, and threatened someone Kenny loves in Kota Ibushi. That scar on Callis’ head that he blames on Omega, after they’re done with him, Callis will look like Freddy Krueger. WrestleDream, October 1st, will become a Wrestle Nightmare. DCF VS Jericho, Omega and Ibushi! Who you got?! They’ll be waiting.
ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom!
All teams with history in ROH, all teams with history with the tag titles, but only one team gets to go on to their WrestleDream against MJF & Adam Cole. Will Matt & Jeff DELETE the competition? Will Dutch & Vincent bring about an Autumn Sunset? Will Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta get a shot at finally becoming champions? Or will Mike Bennett & Matt Taven go after the men that (emotionally) hurt Roderick Strong?
In this Fatal 4 Way, only two teams are legal at a time, so the ref calls for them to sort things out. But then tensions build between old rivals in Best Friends and The Kingdom, as well as new rivals in The Hardys and The Righteous. The ref can sense where this is going, and he rings the bell right as the brawl begins! Taven has Trent, Mike has Chuck, Dutch has Matt (Hardy) and Vinnie has Jeff! Then The Kingdom and Righteous put Best Friends and Hardys up top, fire off more hands with them, but then Best Friends and Hardys knock The Righteous and Kingdom down! Four corner V1! QUADRUPLE AX HANDLES!
The Hardys give thumbs up to Best Friends, and then Best Friends offer it. But the group hug is denied! Fans boo as The Hardys are sent outside, followed by Best Friends. Mike RAMS Chuck into railing, Dutch builds speed, but the KICK OF THE KING takes him down! Taven builds speed to FLY! He takes down The Righteous and Hardys! Trent gets in the ring and fans fire up! Trent builds speed, but Chuck stops him! They HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! The Best Friends then BLAST The Kingdom, and they DOUBLE TOPE to take everyone out! Fans are thunderous as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Best Friends put Taven in, Matt Hardy is after him, and he ROCKS Taven with a forearm. And another! Taven drops to a knee, Hardy bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” The ref counts, Hardy finishes up, and fans rally. Hardy drags Taven up, brings him around, tag to Jeff. The Hardys double whip, then double ELBOW, and then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Taven up, snapmares, and basement dropkicks! But then Chuck tags in off Jeff! Tag to Trent and Best Friends get Taven up. Forearm and SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Mike shouts at Trent but Trent keeps his focus on Taven.
Trent runs in at the corner to BACK ELBOW! Then Trent keeps moving, but Taven ducks and sends Trent out! Mike YANKS Trent down to BOSTON BAYONET! Mike mocks Jeff’s dance moves, but then backs off as the Hardys step to him. Taven then CLOBBERS Trent! Taven puts Trent in the ring, stalks him, and keeps him from Chuck. Trent anchors a leg, tags Mike, and Mike CLAWS Trent’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Mike again mocks Jeff. Mike drags Trent up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS him down! Mike then BOOTS Trent, stands him back up, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Trent hangs tough but Mike tags Taven.
The Kingdom gets Trent up, feed to a BOOT, then a FOREARM, then Taven goes up. Trent ducks and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits Mike! Taven panics, apologizes, and Rampage returns to single picture. The Kingdom keeps Trent from Chuck! Then they DECK Chuck! Trent BOOTS Mike, dodges Taven and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while Trent and Taven are down. Vinnie reaches out to tag off his old enemy, and Hardy tags off Trent. Hardy rallies on Vinnie, then hits a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, ONE!! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys whip Vinnie to BOOT, JAWBREAKER, and then NECKBREAKER! Jeff SPLASHES down, covers, TWO!
Jeff wrenches to CLUB Vinnie’s arm. Tag to Matt, they mug Vinnie, and then double whip. Dutch runs in but is sent into Vinnie! Matt sets up, Jeff runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt tags Jeff back in, and Jeff hits an atomic drop, then the leg splitting leg drop! Basement dropkick to add on! And an elbow drop! Cover, Dutch breaks it! Jeff kicks Dutch but no Twist yet! BOSS MAN SLAM! Taven ENZIGURIS Dutch! Vinnie ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Mike whips Vinnie but Vinnie BOOTS! Vinnie ROCKS Mike, feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Matt Hardy runs in but into a BOSS MAN SLAM!!
Chuck sneaks a tag off Jeff Hardy, Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Vinnie! Trent runs but Dutch catches him! Trent slips free of the Boss Man Slam to feed Dutch to a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Taven runs in to BOOT Trent! “That’s for Adam Cole, ya dummy!” But Taven turns around into a SUPERKICK from Chuck! Chuck drags Taven up, wrenches, but Mike stops Sole Food! Taven distracts the ref, Mike PUNCHES CHUCK IN THE WIENER!! Mike reels Chuck in, Taven goes up, HAIL MARY!! Cover, TRENT BREAKS IT! Fans fire up as Jeff tags in off Taven! Taven is furious but Jeff gives Chuck a TWIST OF FATE!
Jeff throws his shirt off! Jeff goes up a corner, but Vinnie tags in off Jeff! SWANTON BOMB on Chuck, but Dutch drags Jeff out! Vinnie SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships)
Fans don’t like it, but Vinnie snipes this one, and now he and Dutch will face MJF & Cole in Seattle! Will The Righteous expose the false friendship for what it is? Or will the brochachos continue to prove they are Better Than You Baybay?
Wait, Taven RAMS Trent into railing! He is furious that he and Mike lost! Mike CHOKES Chuck with a chair! Taven SMACKS Trent with a chair! They are violating their PSAs about neck health by endangering the neck health of Best Friends! Mike SMACKS Chuck off a chair! Fans boo while The Kingdom storms off, what will it take for the OGK to finally get back to the ROH World Tag titles?
Mike Santana speaks.
“Now it’s time for you to understand what this all truly means to me. Going away for this injury was the easy part. Handling what goes on in here (the heart) and up here (the mind) was the hard part. That was the true test. I spent 30 DAYS staring out a treatment center window, wondering just where my life went. And I realized I’ve survived way too damn much to just piss it all away. And here I am, for the world to see. And I’m hungrier than ever. Everybody is food. You get in between me and my money, I will put you down. You get in between me and feeding my daughter, I put you down.
“And realize this: Whether it’s here, whether it’s anywhere, I’m gonna get mine. If you don’t like it, you fight me or fire me! But you have two options: Either get down, or lay down.” There is a fire raging inside Mike Santana, will he use it to blaze a trail to the top of the mountain?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order!
While everyone loves the diss tracks and the scissor fingers and the bright colors, it would seem Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver would have us believe Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass are the bad guys in all this. But if they’re the heroes of this story, does that mean the Dark Order will prevail? Or will they fail to end the Scissoring World Tour?
But speaking of a diss track…! “Acclaimed on the mic, and it sounds so pretty. Damn it feels good to be in New York City! Oh my God, the Dark Order! The number one cure for a sleep disorder! The group is smaller than I remember. Now we gotta fight against the three worst members! And we beat you down proper. Have all y’all laid up like Aaron Rodgers.” Ouch… But Bowens takes the mic to shout, “NEW YOOORK CITAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! But will those scissors cut down The Dark Order before they ever rebuild?
The trios sort out and Caster starts against Reynolds. The fans rally up and sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Caster and Reynolds circle, tie up, and go around. Reynolds waistlocks, throws Caster down, then pulls on an ear to get a headlock. Caster fights up, throws body shots, and then headlocks back. Reynolds powers up and out, but Caster runs him over! Caster says “SUCK IT!” then runs, but Reynolds hurdles. Caster BACKHANDS Reynolds! And says “SUCK IT!” again! Reynolds runs in, but into an arm-drag! Caster keeps on the armlock but Reynolds fights up. Reynolds puts Caster in the corner and Silver tags in.
Uno pulls Caster’s hair to keep him in the corner, the reprimands, but Silver & Reynolds mug Caster! The ref counts, Silver lets off to say “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” But Caster fights back and RAMS Silver into the corner! Tag to Bowens and he kicks Silver. Silver shoves Bowens but Bowens fires off haymaker after haymaker after haymaker! Self-scissor and Bowens DECKS Silver! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Billy, he and Bowens double whip to double ELBOW! They wind up, and scissor before the ELBOW DROP! Billy then scoops to SLAM Silver! Tag to Caster, they hold Silver open as Bowens goes up!
SCISSOR ME- NO, Reynolds HOTSHOTS Bowens down! Uno DECKS Billy, BOOTS Caster, and then Reynolds RAMS Bowens into railing! Uno drags Billy out to POST him! Silver STRADDLE ATTACKS then GERMAN SUPLEXES Caster! Bridging cover, TWO! The Dark Order regroup, to mock the scissor fingers! Fans boo but Silver looms over Caster. Silver bumps Caster off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Silver tags Reynolds, they mug Caster, then Reynolds brings Caster around for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Caster hangs tough but Reynolds grinds his forearm into Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Reynolds lets off at 4, then he tags Uno. Reynolds bumps Caster of Uno’s boot, then Uno CHOPS Caster! Uno scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Uno argues with the ref, but then drags Caster back up. Uno brings Caster around, but Caster fights his way towards his corner! Caster reaches out but Uno turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Uno drags Caster up as Rampage returns to single picture, and bumps him off more buckles.
Uno tags Silver, and Silver snapmares Caster. Silver KICKS Caster in the chest! Silver taunts Bowens & Billy, but backs off to then drag Caster up. Silver KICKS Caster down, then he taunts Bowens & Billy again. Silver stands Caster up but Caster throws hands! But Silver gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Caster ends up in the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno stomps a mudhole into Caster, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno gets in the ref’s face, and that allows Silver to CHOKE Caster! Fans boo but Uno drags Caster up. Fans rally but Reynolds tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster. Silver says Dark Order freakin’ rules!
Reynolds CLUBS Caster, stands on his face, and says the Dark Order claw is a real hand sign! Reynolds stomps Caster, drags him up, and then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Uno, and Uno CHOPS Caster! Tag back to Reynolds, and Uno keeps Caster stuck so Reynolds can run and ELBOW! Uno SPLASHES, then short arm LARIATS! Reynolds covers, TWO! Fans rally for Caster as he crawls, but Reynolds intercepts to scissor finger with him! Then Reynolds sucker punches Bowens! The ref keeps Billy back, but then Caster back drops! Reynolds sunset flips but Caster sits on it, TWO! Reynolds hurries up, but Caster hot tags Billy!
Fans fire up as Daddy Ass starts whooping some ass! Billy TOSSES Uno, TOSSES Silver, then back drops Reynolds! Fans fire up more as Billy says “SUCK IT!” FAMOU- NO, Reynolds sips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Billy drops to a knee and Reynolds shouts “Suck this, Billy!” Reynolds runs, but into a LARIAT! Tag to Bowens! Bowens drags Reynolds but Reynolds cradle counters! TWO!! Reynold swings but Bowens spins him for the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Reynolds down! Fans fire up as Bowens tags Caster. The ARRIVAL, and then the MIC DROP! Cover, Silver shoves Bowens down to break it!
Silver BOOTS Bowens out, distracts the ref with the arguing, and Uno has a title belt! Uno aims, BELT SHOT on Caster!! Uno gets away with the evidence, Reynolds covers, TWO?!?! Caster survives and Uno is furious! But Billy CLOBBERS Uno! Silver CANNONBALLS Billy! Reynolds hauls Caster up, he and Silver start up the WOMBO COMBO! But Caste turns Stunner into FAMOUSER! Bowens POSTS Silver, crotch first! Bowens tags in and the Acclaimed get Reynolds up! Double trophy lift, into an ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Dark Order showed their true colors with trying to cheat this one, and the Scissor World Tour continues! But will Uno, Reynolds & Silver try again? Or will Caster, Bowen s& Daddy Ass move on to bigger and better?
Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King!
Chicago Skye got a great Six Woman Tag win last night in ROH, but now she is back to fighting for herself. Will she be able to shine in the darkness? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up as the hats come off, and then the two slowly circle. They approach but Julia dodges. Julia smirks but Skye rolls her eyes. They reset and Julia offers a handshake. Skye is wary, but she still accepts. And then Julia reels Skye in to whisper something to Skye? Skye gets mad but Julia SLAPS her first! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Julia shoves Skye. Skye blocks a kick to KNEE Julia! Skye runs up to reel Julia in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Skye drags Julia up and fireman’s carries, but Julia fights free to waistlock. They go to ropes but Skye turns O’Conner into a crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Skye hurries to smack Julia off buckles! Skye swaggers, runs corner to corner, but Julia trips her into buckles! And throws her down by her hair! Julia kicks Skye around, then rains down fists! Fans boo but Julia scowls, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Julia stomps Skye around, CLUBS her down, then CLUBS her again! Julia clamps on a chinlock and she stretches Skye back. Skye endures, reaches out, so Julia throws her down. Julia stomps Skye, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Julia SLAPS Skye, then CHOPS her! Skye flounders along the ropes but Julia brings her up to whip and CLOBBER her! Julia paces around while Skye writhes. Julia drags Skye up, CLUBS her, then stomps her down. Julia scuffs Skye around, drags her up and SLAPS her again! Skye flounders to a corner, but Julia fires off forearms! Julia digs her boots in but lets off as the ref counts.
Skye sputters but Julia stands her up. Julia whips Skye corner to corner hard, then runs in, only to get buckles! Skye schoolgirl bridges, TWO! Julia KICKS Skye down! And CLUBS her! Julia chinlocks to grind Skye down to the mat, but Skye endures as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Skye SLAPS Julia! Julia SLAPS back! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up with Skye, then she whips. Julia holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! Snapmare and then SUPER- NO, Julia blocks the kick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Julia hangs tough but fans rally up. Skye goes to the corner and she climbs up. Julia staggers, and she trips Skye! Julia goes up to throw hands but Skye hits back! Julia CLUBS Skye but Skye ROCKS Julia! Julia sits on the ropes but she fights with forearms! Skye ROCKS Julia again and Julia leans way back! But Julia sits up, SPIDER SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up as Julia hangs upside-down like a bat! Then she hops down to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Julia grows frustrated but Brody says to end this! But Skye covers! TWO, Julia has the ghost pin, TWO! Skye full nelsons but Julia powers out to ROCK Skye! And SUPERKICK! Julia runs to BLINDSIDER! “The House always wins.” HARTLESS!! Skye taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
Julia is undefeated on the year, but she isn’t done! She puts Skye back into HARTLESS!! Skye taps more, the ref reprimands, but Julia makes her suffer! Wait! Here comes Willow Nightingale! The Babe with the Power is Skye’s friend, and she makes the save! Julia scurries away to hide behind Brody. Julia wags her finger and has a sinister little smile. Is the Lady of the House going to target the 2023 Queen of Harts?
Bullet Club Gold speaks.
Colten Gunn busts out the Espanol, bringing up how tomorrow night on Collision, Jay White is going to wrestle Andrade. Austin says you gotta roll those R’s more. It’s “Andrrrade El Idolo~!” Juice shows off his “rrrrrr~~” and then Jay White walks over. He loves it when you get Juice purring. But no, boys, it is Andrrrade El Iiidolooo~! Oooh~! But see, the thing is, White is familiar with Andrade. A world class athlete who has traveled the world over. But White knows Andrade. They met in 2015 in Japan. Andrade didn’t know White, probably doesn’t even remember, but why would he?
But Andrade knows him now as The Switchblade, Jay White. The WORLD knows Jay White, just like the world knows the Bang Bang Gang, Bullet Club Gold, #TopShelfGunns! And Andrade El Idolo, you want the world to know your name and ask for his name in the same breath as White’s. Well lucky for Andrade, tomorrow night on Collision, Michigan will know your name when Jay White BEATS Andrrrade El Idolo~! And then his moment in the spotlight ends with two words: ARMAS ARRRRRIBAAAA!! BCG is guaranteeing a “GOALLLL~!” but will they be the ones learning a thing or two?
Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson w/ The Iron Savages!
We’ve heard the story and we’ve heard the warnings, but time to see it in action! Will the Bronx Boricua Badass burn down his beefy ‘n’ bulky opponent?
The bell rings and fans rally up as Santana circles with Bronson. Santana gets on the corner to soak up all the energy coming from the crowd. Then he ties up with Bronson, they go around, and Bronson puts Santana in a corner. Santana turns it around, the ref counts and Santana lets off, but Bronson ROCKS him! Bronson then storms up to fire off hands! Bronson bumps Santana off buckles, fires off haymakers, but the ref counts. Bronson says he’s gonna BUST~! But Santana CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bronson kicks low, runs, but Santana BOOTS him! Santana waistlocks, Bronson switches but Santana bucks the O’Conner to roll and CUTTER!
Fans fire up and Santana aims from a corner now. Bronson stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT! Santana is all fired up and the fans are with him! Bronson bails out but Santana DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bronson! Fans are thunderous as Santana puts Bronson in the ring. Santana goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Santana drags Bronson up, reels him in, and he underhooks to Canadian Rack, GUTBUSTER! Cover, Santana wins!
Winner: Mike Santana, by pinfall
A victorious return, but wait! Ortiz is on stage? Proud ‘n’ Powerful have parted ways, but now these two stand face to face. Ortiz says if Santana’s ready to talk, he’s ready to listen. Santana just walks past Ortiz so Ortiz says okay, if that’s how it is… Will PNP ever be a team again? Will they even reunite as friends?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, Swerve’s Mogul Embassy, and Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks now come to a head as the ROH Six Man Championships hang in the balance. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their reign of terror? Or will Matt, Nick & The Cowboy have these belts for a second time?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly the elite trio!
The Code of Honor is upheld as this is an ROH sanctioned bout. Then the Embassy attacks! The Gates of Agony go after The Bucks while Cage is after Page! Kaun whips Matt and Liona whips Nick but the Bucks hold ropes! The Gates rush in but the Bucks dump them out! Fans fire up as the Bucks DOUBLE PLANHA and bring the Gates down! Hangman fires back on Cage with haymakers, then a ROLLING ELBOW into the DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up as the Bucks slide and anchor Kaun, and then Hangman BOOTS Kaun down! The Bucks catch Kaun, bring him around to drape him out, and Hangman remembers this one!
Fans fire up as Hangman goes to the apron, to DRAPING SHOOTING STAR! Fans are thunderous and even Hangman is surprised he pulled it off. Nick PENALTY KCIKS Liona, RAMS into Cage, then slingshots to FACEBUSTER! Then cartwheel MOONSAULT for LIona! Slingshot DESTROYER for Cage! Matt is up top, to MACHO ELBOW! Fans are thunderous as The Hung Bucks get in together. They sit Cage up, B T E- “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul himself is here! Hangman snarls at Swerve but Swerve and his fur coat stay on stage. Nana does his dance, though!
Hangman steps out to the ramp to stare Swerve down but Swerve just blows him a kiss. The Gates CLOBBER The Bucks! Kaun & Lona get Matt up, Cage coordinates with them, ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! Liona TOSSES Hangman out, then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Nick! The Gates fires each other up, then Kaun whips Liona in. Matt ELBOWS Liona away! Kaun runs in but into a BOOT! Matt goes up but Kaun kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and then an ELBOW DROP from Liona! The Embassy roars while the fans boo, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Kaun tags in to drag Matt up and ROCKS him in a corner! And CHOP! Kaun stalks Matt as he staggers away, then tags in Liona. The Gates mug Matt, Liona stomps a mudhole in then digs his foot into Matt’s throat! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and then Liona hauls Matt up to scoop. Liona puts Matt on ropes to throw KNEE after KNEE! The ref counts, Liona just fires off more and more, but he lets off at 4. Tag to Cage, Liona stomps Matt and then Cage drags him up. Cage bumps Matt off buckles, then UPPERCUTS! Matt hits back but Cage ROCKS him! Cage whips corner to corner, Matt bounces off buckles and into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cage drags Matt up, shoves him and ROCKS him in the back! Tag to Kaun, he shoves and ROCKS Matt in the back! Tag to Liona and the mugging continues! They stomp and stomp until Matt falls out of the ring! Liona tags Cage back in and Cage fetches Matt. Cage whips Matt hard into railing! Cage soaks up the heat, “Who betta!?” Cage puts Matt back in the ring, covers, TWO! Cage drags Matt into a chinlock and grinds him down. Matt endures, fights up, and throws body shots. But Cage KNEES Matt low! Cage then BLASTS Nick off the apron! The ref reprimands but Matt fights his way out of the Embassy corner!
Cage runs in but Matt sends him into Kaun, knocking Kaun off the apron! Cage keeps Matt from Hangman but Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! But Cage SPLASHES Matt in the corner! Cage hoists Matt up top, CLUBS him on the back, then climbs up after Matt. Cage again soaks up heat, but Matt fires punches and elbows in return! Rampage returns to single picture, Matt knocks Cage down! Cage is in the drop zone, fans rally up and Matt adjusts, to CROSSBODY The Gates! Matt then hurries in, dodges Cage, tag to Hangman! The Cowboy rallies on The Machine with haymakers! The fans fire up as Hangman whips but Cage reverses.
Hangman slides under, BOOTS, but Cage reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Hangman lands on his feet! Nana is freaking out but Kaun grabs Hangman! Cage runs in but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman ROCKS Kaun, then triangle jump LARIATS Kaun down! Hangman keeps moving, and he triangle jump MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Cage hangs tough but fans rally with Hangman. Hangman goes to the apron, but the Gates anchor him! So the Bucks DOUBLE DIVE to take the Gates out! Hangman slingshots, but Cage catches him in Alabama position! WATER WHEEL DROP!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous but Cage hauls Hangman up. Swerve is still stoic on the ramp, but Cage puts Hangman on the top rope. Cage goes up but fans rally for Cowboy Shid! Cage fireman’s carries, but Hangman flips it to a SUPER STEINER!! Cage staggers up, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kaun runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona stays standing, and he roars, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Liona tumbles out, Matt gets Kaun up! The Bucks coordinate but Matt’s back holds him back. So Hangman scoops Kaun, Nick springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage deadlifts Nick to a fireman’s carry!
Kaun turns things around on Hangman to have a fireman’s carry, and then Liona returns to fireman’s carry Matt! The Embassy coordinate, SAMOAN DROP, AIR RAID CRASH and an F5 all at the same time!! Cover on Hangman, TWO?!? Hangman is still in this and fans are thunderous! The Embassy argues with the ref but Nana says to focus. The Embassy regroups, and Cage whips Kaun in to SPLASH! Liona sends Cage in to UPPERCUT! Kaun sends Liona in to clothesline! feed to Kaun’s full nelson, Cage picks Hangman up and Liona is up top, HAMMOCK SPLASH BOMB!! Cover, Nick SUPERKICKS it apart!!
The Gates swarm Nick and beat him down! They get him up, Cage coordinates with them again, but Nick flips up and out of the rock-a-bye! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage while Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! Kaun gets a SUPERKICK! The Gates stay up!? They DOUBLE LARIAT The Bucks! But Hangman DOUBLE BUCK SHOTS The Gates!! Cage swings, misses, Hangman Alabama Lifts to DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives but Hangman doesn’t worry, he just reloads on the apron. But Swerve is approaching. Hangman slingshots, Cage dodges, and Swerve is now face to face with Hangman. Hangman turns around into a DISCUS!!
Cage gets Hangman up, DRILL- VICTORY ROLL!! THE HUNG BUCKS WIN!!!
Winners: The Hung Bucks, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The Elite wins big, but Hangman goes right back to glaring at Swerve! Pyro goes off to celebrate The Hung Bucks becoming TWO-TIME Six Man Tag Team Champions, having ended one of the most dominant trios in either AEW or ROH! But this doesn’t change what is coming. Hangman and Swerve will put pen to paper on Wednesday to make their WrestleDream match official. Will Swerve’s House have something waiting for the Cowboy in Colorado?
A great two hours for Rampage here, though I am not going to advocate for this being a regular thing. Great opening tag from Darby & Sting VS Christian & Luchasaurus, and I like that Nick Wayne costs Christian this match. Darby taking on Christian and Luchasaurus in that TNT Championship Triple Threat which will really is a handicap match could also be a way to hand the feud off to where Christian has matches with Nick Wayne over this “Your dad is dead, I will be a better dad” gimmick. Now I don’t know if that means Darby wins the title or not, but it feels more likely he loses since Christian and Luchasaurus are going to work together.
Great Mixed Six but of course Kris & OrangeHook win. This was the first outing of Cassidy & Hook as a team, so they weren’t going to lose, and certainly not to the former Jericho Appreciation Society. And while Hook is FTW Champion, this does feel like they’ll eventually make it to some tag title match so that Cassidy can add to his resume. Great Fatal 4 Tag, but The Righteous winning was a big surprise to me. I thought WrestleDream would be when they pull the trigger on The Kingdom VS MJF & Cole and that pushes things towards a brochacho break-up. Seems not, they might be saving that for Full Gear in LA. And Kingdom might bide their time with a feud with Best Friends.
Good promo from Callis and Sammy, and really good stuff with Jericho going after them all, and then Kenny making the save. I was a little confused as to where Kota Ibushi was supposed to come into this until Jericho made the challenge of a Six Man Tag a la All In London. But at the same time, it prompts the Don Callis Family to grow, as it should, and maybe Callis keeps it a surprise until WrestleDream. Really good promo from Mike Santana before he of course beat Bronson, and I really like that Ortiz appeared. People have been wondering how much shoot and how much work we’re seeing in their social media exchanges, but I would think this hints at it being more a worked shoot, playing off the tension that has perhaps already been resolved.
Really good AEW Trios title match, with Dark Order looking good in their new gear, white with purple highlights. But I figured The Acclaimed would retain, they’re not losing on TV. Good match from Skye VS Julia, and Julia winning was only a slight surprise given all the momentum Skye’s been building. But Willow making the save was good stuff, and I really do think we need someone to be feuding with Willow over her winning the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Should’ve been doing that the whole time, but whether it’s AEW or ROH, Tony Khan’s got the book and we’ve all talked about those issues.
And a great main event for the ROH World Six Man titles, but with how fast and furious the Hung Bucks were going at the start of the match, I really thought they were losing. Swerve showed up, he could’ve easily screwed Hung Bucks over, but he was putting it on Hangman to mess things up and that actually cost The Mogul Embassy. I was talking this whole time about how that kinda buries ROH, and unless The Hung Bucks show up on like next week’s ROH episode, I still hold to that. Adam Cole & MJF haven’t been on ROH TV even though they’re the tag champs, so it just makes ROH seem like an afterthought despite them constantly using the various ROH champions on AEW programming. And if The Hung Bucks beat the near unbeatable Embassy, who is even going to beat the Bucks without cheating so, so hard?
My Score: 8.9/10
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