This isn’t good-bye, Daily’s Place, just a Dark “see you later.”
Before AEW hits the road again, Dark still has to pack things up. And in a special edition of The Waiting Room, Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss try to reconcile.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake Roberts VS Ryan Mantell; Archer wins.
- QT Marshall & Aaron Solow w/ Nick Comoroto VS The Hughes Brothers; QT & Solow win.
- Abadon VS Natalia Markova; Abadon wins.
- Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal VS Carlie Bravo; Sydal wins.
- The Blade w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Tre Lamar; The Blade wins.
- Bear Bronson w/ Bear Boulder VS “Big Trouble” Ben Bishop; Bronson wins.
- Marko Stunt & Fuego Del Sol VS Baron Black & Ryzin; Stunt & Fuego win.
- Kris Statlander w/ Orange Cassidy VS Viva Van; Statlander wins.
- The Varsity Blonds w/ Julia Hart VS Chad Lennex & Zachariah w/ Dustin Rhodes; The Varsity Blonds win.
- Angelico VS Prince Kai; Angelico wins.
- Wheeler Yuta VS Ryan Nemeth w/ The Wingmen; Yuta wins.
- Shawn Spears & Wardlow VS Hunter Knott & Rosario Grillo; Spears & Wardlow win.
- Tay Conti w/ Negative One VS KiLynn King; Conti wins.
- The Dark Order VS Will Allday, Jason Hotch, Chandler Hopkins & Dean Alexander; The Dark Order wins.
- Jake Evans w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Mike Sydal w/ Matt Sydal; Evans wins.
- Red Velvet VS Ashley Vox; Velvet wins.
- Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero M w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Chaos Project; Kingston & Penta win.
Just over two hours at 123 minutes, and 17 matches!? Just as I thought things were winding down. But I suppose Dark classic is the last thing in Daily’s Place for the next month, they wanted to go big. I probably would’ve tried to skin the best of these and put them on Elevation just so it’s less here. Elevation had room to breathe to be one hour and that would’ve helped Dark be closer to 90 minutes. But those gripes aside, things go as usual for Dark. Archer adding a projection of his logo onto the ring is a nice new detail to his presentation. Everything else is pretty par for the course: his opponent gets a half decent showing but #EverybodyDies when the Murderhawk Monster is in there with them.
The Factory gets a really good match out of the Hughes Brothers, AKA Team TNT, sons of D-Von and a good win, mostly because QT has that Strap Match with Cody Rhodes tomorrow. Commentary was great plugging the Strap Match, too. Ricky Starks has a great sense of humor and comedic timing. The Waiting Room being in the early half was a surprise, but it was still a good return edition that also did a good job plugging AEW in Pittsburgh and the big Rampage debut. Sonny and Janela having their story on here was really good, and Janela was of course teasing being HBK in this scenario. The jacket and boots, literally getting his smile back as Britt claims she fixed his teeth, really good stuff.
Sonny does have a right to be upset with the Bad Boy, and Janela trying to deflect was pretty funny. Janela getting serious was good, too, Kiss giving Janela that opening and Britt totally wanting him to HBK Barber Shop this was good stuff, and definitely what I expected. The fact they hugged it out was actually smart, though, because we were expecting the turn the entire time. There’s probably going to be a bigger moment where Janela does finally turn on Sonny, and it’ll be in front of fans at a moment that’ll really get Janela some Heel Heat.
Abadon’s back, I’m scared, but duh, she wins. Sydal VS Bravo was really good, probably one of those ones that could’ve been on Elevation like I said. It would even work with how Elevation ended, where Sydal ran off Chaos Project beating up Dante Martin. That aside, Sydal gets a win to build momentum to face Andrade El Idolo tomorrow, that’s going to be really good. Blade brutalizes Tre Lamar even before the bell, that really helps for his intensity and momentum going into the Mixed Tag. It was still a really good showing for Lamar, and he might’ve made a good impression on management.
“Big Trouble Bishop” is quite the name for a young indie guy, but he is a big guy for sure. He immediately looks impressive pushing Bear Bronson around but Bronson also looks more impressive for being able to stop him, a great hoss fight for sure. Marko teaming up with Fuego was definitely a unique combo and a fun plug for the Sammy vlog series. A very good match and very good win for the fan favorite underdog. Fuego’s first win in AEW on this go-home to Road Rager, #VlogCrew celebrating with him, that was great stuff in itself. Statlander of course wins to build her own momentum towards the Mixed Tag, but she gave Viva Van a good showing in her AEW debut.
Dustin’s trainees get another solid showing but of course the Varsity Blonds win, it was a good halfway point for the show. They had a good promo, too, putting themselves over of course. Angelico not having anyone in his corner was a surprise for his match, but it shows he didn’t think he needed anyone to take care of Prince Kai. Kai has a good showing in taking the technical fight to Angelico, but Angelico turns it up a notch to get that win. There needs to be a time where, as AEW is working with NJPW, we get Angelico VS Zack Sabre Jr. for an awesome technical display. Angelico’s extended exit was weird, but I guess it was so Wheeler Yuta and him could bump shoulders. Is that AEW’s awkward way of foreshadowing a future feud?
Speaking of, Yuta VS Nemeth was very good, very agile and technical in its own way, and a lot of great character stuff with The Wingmen as Nemeth’s overzealous corner crew. I like that their thing isn’t really interfering, it’s just non-consensual makeovers. Yuta getting the win is great, too, it is making The Wingmen into a bunch of goofs and that is exactly what they are. The Pinnacle of course wins, much like they did the last time Spears & Wardlow teamed up. Honestly, Wardlow probably could’ve taken on Knott & Grillo on all by himself, but Wardlow & Spears make a good combo. They and MJF should be the Pinnacle’s trio if trios titles ever show up.
Conti VS King being a little later in the card is pretty good for them, shows AEW likes both of them and sees them as hooks for fans to stick around. It was a very good match, King getting a really good showing against the #2 contender. Conti and King were both bringing out some new stuff, too, so it’s great to see them changing things up as they’re getting stronger in the ranks. The Dark Order of course wins the 8 Man, but that’s quite the collection of Dark regulars on the other team. Dark Order really can win with any combination.
Evans VS Mike Sydal was one of those I felt could’ve gone either way because of the building feud with The HFO and the allies of Christian Cage. It was a very good match with the agility and technical ability of both guys, as well as the aggression from Evans, and Evans winning makes sense with how the rest of the HFO built momentum tonight. The sweep by the HFO tonight surely goes with how they’re not winning tomorrow or against Christian and his friends. Velvet VS Vox being the penultimate is definitely great for them, it’s another case of being a hook to keep fans watching through to the end. Velvet wins to stay in the top rankings, she’ll probably be hovering around the title just as a way for Britt to avoid Thunder Rosa.
Kingston & Penta being the main event here makes all the sense given their tag title match tomorrow. Also, going against Chaos Project, it was like facing some kinda Bizarro version of themselves. Chaos Project still have great character work, they’re solid midcard “jobbers to the stars” types. Even though the tag title match is a Street Fight and therefore no one would be cheating, I am pretty sure the Young Bucks still screw Kingston & Penta out of the titles so that they don’t lose two matches in a row on top of losing the titles. Either way, that is going to be another barn burner of a match and will get the fans really fired up.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)
What a start to the tournament!
Did your picks win points?
The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!
Here are your Gold League standings!
- Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
- Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
- Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
- Rush: 0-1, 0 points
- Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
- Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points
Here are your Blue League standings!
- Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
- Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
- Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
- Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
- Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
- Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete
Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.
Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.
In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Reports! (11/25/23)
It’s a Continental Classic Collision!
The Blue League begins its round robin!
AEW’s Continental Classic began on Dynamite with the Gold League, and now Collision continues with the Blue League! But will Eddie Kingston make good on putting up his ROH World and NJPW Strong titles?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Daniel Garcia; Claudio wins.
- 2v1 Handicap: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus VS “The Boys,” Brandon & Brent Tate; Luchasaurus wins.
- The House of Black VS Gravity & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes; The House of Black wins.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Lady Frost; Julia wins and retains the title.
- FTR VS The Righteous; FTR wins.
- Keith Lee VS Lee Moriarty; Keith wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Brody King; Brody wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, so we’re doing this thing, right? Hey, everybody, we’re here at Collision, we’re ready for a fight! Let’s hurry this up, man. Brody, I’ll see you out there, partner.”
Brody King speaks.
“Pittsburgh, tonight is the start of the Continental Classic Blue League. Brody King VS Eddie Kingston. Violence is the answer. HOO!”
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Claudio, you big doofus, what’s up? You remember me? I know you do. You’re familiar with my game, I’m familiar with your game. Let’s not talk too much. I’m sick of these people putting the camera to my face before my matches and after my matches. I’m ready to get into the ring and to win wrestling’s greatest tournament.” Red Death has his dukes up, is he going to dance all over the Swiss Superman? We’ll see right here to open the night!
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Daniel Garcia!
The bell rings, we’re on the clock towards the 20 minute time limit, and the two rush in. Claudio headlocks, Garcia powers out but Claudio runs him over. Things keep moving, Garcia jumps but into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Claudio is a bit surprised but he kicks Garcia around. Claudio scoops then SLAMS Garcia, then watches him go to a corner. Claudio runs in, but into a BOOT! And another BOOT! Garcia leaps on for a GUILLOTINE! But Claudio powers up to suplex Garcia up and over! Fans fire up while Garcia writhes and Claudio catches his breath. Claudio kicks Garcia around again but Garcia stands to CHOP!
Garcia CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! But Claudio UPPERCUTS him down! Claudio drags Garcia up, UPPERCUTS him in the corner, then CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, but Garcia shakes his head. Claudio pushes Garcia around but Garcia throws elbows! And body shots! And forearms! Fans fire up with Garcia but Claudio UPPERCUTS him back down! Garcia goes to a corner, Claudio runs in but is put on the apron. Garcia swings but Claudio counter punches! But then Garcia ducks the next to have a SLEEPER! The ref counts, Garcia lets off and then he runs to KNEE Claudio off the apron!
Fans fire up and Garcia mocks the gun arms to then do his dance! Fans fire up more as Garcia goes out to fire off shots! And he sends Claudio into railing! Garcia fires fists, lets off and goes to the far side to give the kids a kiss. Then he SHOTGUNS Claudio down! Fans fire up as Garcia gets space again. Garcia runs back in, but Claudio catches him! Garcia throws hands but Claudio SWINGS Garcia into railing! And again! And again!! Fans are all fired up and Claudio lets off as Collision goes picture in picture.
Claudio gets a drink of water to refresh himself, then he drags Garcia up to put in the ring. Claudio stands on Garcia at the ropes, the ref counts but Claudio steps away. Claudio then stalks Garcia, HIP DROPS, and he clamps on a modified neck wrench. Garcia endures, fights up, and he throws body shots. But Claudio scoops to SLAM him! Claudio stalks Garcia, clamps onto an armlock, and he grinds the arm down. Garcia still endures, claws at Claudio’s face but Claudio grabs that arm to put Garcia into a straitjacket stretch! Garcia endures as it’s almost a crossface variation! Claudio squeezes tight, smothering Garcia with his own arms!
Garcia fights, gets to his feet, and he JAWBREAKERS free! Garcia fires boxing elbows, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him back down! Claudio soaks up the cheers and jeers, then clamps on the neck wrench again. Garcia endures, kicks and moves around, and Collision returns to single picture. Fans rally as Garcia stands, throws body shots and fires off to put Claudio on ropes! The ref counts, Garcia choke grips but Claudio breaks free. Garcia SLAPS Claudio, then whips. Claudio reverses, Garcia ducks ‘n ‘dodges, pop-up GUILLOTINE! Garcia pulls on Claudio’s head while he has the body scissors, but again Claudio powers up!
Claudio suplexes, but Garcia slips out to a REAR NAKED CHOKE! Claudio drops to a knee, his face is turning red, but then he stands up to RAM Garcia into buckles! But Garcia pushes Claudio to ropes, O’Conner Roll, TWO! ANKLE LOCK! Garcia has Claudio down but Claudio boots him away! Garcia rebounds, ROLING JACKKNIFE! TWO!! Claudio LARIATS Garcia down! Garcia shakes his head as he goes to a corner. Claudio runs in to UPPERCUT! Claudio UPPERCUTS again and again and again! The ref counts, Claudio reels Garcia in for a short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Garcia survives and the fans rally up.
Claudio drags Garcia into position, HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Claudio then drags Garcia up, reels him in and tucks the arms, RICOLA- NO, sunset flip! TWO, but Garcia steps through! Claudio fights that to stand, and now he has the legs! SHARPSHOOTER!! Garcia endures as Claudio sits deep on the hold! Garcia fights his way forward, reaches out, but Claudio drags him away! Claudio sits down again, but Garcia fights and fights! Claudio drags him back again, but Garcia uses that to roll Claudio into a cradle! TWO, and POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO?!? Garcia survives and stands up! But Claudio UPPERCUTS again!
Claudio reels Garcia in, RICOLA~ BOMB! Cover, Claudio wins!
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Yuta returns from running away earlier, so that the Blackpool Combat Club can celebrate together. Bryan Danielson isn’t here tonight but he’ll also be competing in the Blue League later on, will the Blue League belong to the BCC?
Eddie Kingston speaks, again.
“Well, I guess the cold open wasn’t good enough. I’m just here so I don’t get fined. Jean Carlo, what do, how much, how long do I have? No, we’re good? Alright. You people want me to explain to you how much and how important this tournament is? I put two championships on the line in this tournament. The ROH World Championship, that my friends and my mentors have held. Low-Ki, Homicide, Xavier. I have now put up the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. All I ever wanted to do in this business was to wrestle in Japan. And now I did that, and then I win a championship there and I put it on the line because I wanna make this tournament the most prestigious tournament in America.
“So, is that good enough for you guys? Cuz I gotta go get ready to beat up Brody King. This dude ain’t small, he ain’t no herb, so I gotta go get ready. I don’t wanna do this right now. Jean Carlo, how much longer do I have to talk? You’re not gonna tell me to wrap it up? There you go, ladies and gentlemen, it’s wrapped up. I’m out.” The Mad King has said all he needs to say, will he let his actions speak for him tonight?
2v1 Handicap: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus VS “The Boys,” Brandon & Brent Tate!
“Rechristened” by Christian Cage in honor of his finishing move, the Right Hand of Destruction looks to redeem himself in the eyes of Captain Charisma. But given his foul mood, will The Boys get the better of him?
The bell rings and Luchasaurus- er, Killswitch, BOOTS Brandon! And then grabs Brent to TOSS him into a corner! Killswitch fires off haymakers and uppercuts, then looms over Brent. He wheelbarrows to GERMAN SUPLEX Brent! Brandon returns, springboards, but into a choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! And then another choke grip, for an APRON CHOKE SLAM!! Brandon writhes on the floor and “Killswitch” goes after Brent! Choke grip, and BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Cover, “Killswitch” wins!
Winner: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus, by pinfall
But he’s not done! He grabs chairs from under the ring! Fans boo because we know what this means! Wait, he sits one chair up? And he drags Brent up to CHOKE SLAM him on the chair! The seat is bent! Brandon returns, but Lucha-Killswitch drags him up. He has both Boys, but HERE COMES EDGE! We were going to hear from Adam Copeland at some point tonight, but he comes in from the crowd side to SMACK Luchasaurus with a chair! And again! And again! And again! Fans fire up with every shot from the Rated R Superstar! And then he rips off a crossbar! Fans fire up because he puts Luchasaurus in THE DEAL!!
Luchasaurus sputters, Captain Charisma is not here to save him! Though, would he? Edge puts one chair under Luchasaurus’s head, and then grabs the other! The fans are thunderous as Edge hits the CON-CHAIR-TO!! Wherever Christian Cage is, he must be devastated! W-wait, is Luchasaurus still getting up!? Since when has anyone ever done that!? Even Edge is shocked! So he CURB STOMPS him onto the chair!! Fans are thunderous again and they want that “One More Time!” Edge obliges, and he gives Luchasaurus a SECOND CON-CHAIR-TO!! Now Christian must be devastated! No Nick Wayne, no “Killswitch,” will Christian have to suffer the consequences of his actions?
Backstage interview with Adam Copeland.
Lexi Nari waits for Edge to come through the hallway. He turns the corner, and sees Lexi. He tells her to go so he can talk. Edge looks into the camera and says he’s looking “straight down the barrel at you, Jay.” Or is he Christian Cage? Or the Patriarch? All of this, what happened to Nick on Wednesday and to “Killswitch” just now, is Christian’s fault! All because of his insecurities! When Edge go there, Christian was afraid the people would just compare Christian to Edge again. That he’d be second fiddle, riding Edge’s coattails. Edge couldn’t care less about any of that!
Edge told Christian at the beginning that their friendship was more important than anything anyone could say! That it was more important than the business! But Christian couldn’t get past his own ego, could he? The night Edge arrived in AEW, Edge was going to Con-Chair-To Sting. Dynamite, he was gonna have Luchasaurus do that to Shayna Wayne! And Christian not so subtly told Edge the chances of them teaming up again. Christian put Beth’s name, his children’s names, in his stupid little mouth. And he knew Edge has a short fuse, he kept trying to light it and Edge kept resisting.
Until Christian said the one thing… That he was gonna break Edge’s neck, put him in a wheelchair, Edge drooling all over himself while his children looked at him and said their dad used to be something. So now this isn’t just about Edge, this is about his family! So now Edge is hunting Christian. He already has two heads on his wall. Christian can go to the hospital, ask his little Prodigy what happens when Edge snaps. Ask Killswitch, if he can still speak! Edge vows to change Christian’s soul, to hurt him, kick his face in. When Christian goes to bed at night and closes his eyes, Edge’s eyes will be what he sees, and the pain that Edge is going to bring to his world!
Edge doesn’t want to take the TNT Championship because it is the most important thing to Christian, and it is secondary to Edge. But he is still challenging Christian for Dynamite, December 6th in Montreal! Edge VS Christian for the TNT Championship! Edge will go places Christian can’t and never has because he doesn’t have it in him! Edge vows to take that title, but will he also take Christian’s soul?
The House of Black VS Gravity & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships may not have come home with the Kings of the Black Throne, but the Dark Father and the Aussie Juggernaut look to rebuild momentum for another shot. Will they make their opponents #FadeToBlack? Or will The Astronaut & The Commander be able to fly high towards their own opportunity?
The teams sort out and Gravity starts against Buddy. The fans rally up as the two circle. They knuckle lock, then Buddy wrenches and wrangles Gravity. Gravity kips up, Buddy throws him down, but Gravity kips back up. Gravity wrenches, but Buddy breaks free to headlock. Gravity throws body shots, powers out, but Buddy runs Gravity over. Things speed up. Gravity hurdles then ducks ‘n’ dodges, only for Buddy to kitchen sink knee! Buddy drags Gravity up but Gravity blocks the whip to wrench. Buddy knees low, back suplexes, but Gravity lands on his feet! Gravity ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to GERMAN SUPLEX!
Fans fire up and Gravity runs up on Buddy, but Buddy BOOTS him! Buddy tags in Malakai, drags Gravity up but blocks a kick, only for Gravity to ENZIGURI! Buddy falls out of the ring, and then Gravity builds speed. But Malakai gets in to catch him, pops him around, but Gravity arm-drags free! Malakai comes back to fire off knees, then shoves, only for Gravity to BOOT! Komander tags, Gravity runs in but Malakai scoops. Gravity slips free, Malakai elbows him, but Gravity handsprings in slow-motion! Only for Malakai to BOOT him down! But Komander springboards in to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up and Komander whips!
Malakai reverses, Komander ducks ‘n ‘dodges and FLYING ENZIGURIS! Komander hurries to torture rack, but Buddy distracts! Komander lets Malakai go, Buddy backs off, and Komander turns around. Malakai BOOTS the clothesline to HEEL KICK Komander! Then he BOOTS Gravity for good measure! Buddy HOTSHOTS Komander into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Komander survives but Malakai drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Fans rally and Malakai stomps a mudhole in as Collision goes picture in picture.
The ref counts, Malakai lets off and tags Buddy in. Buddy drags Komander up, snapmares him and KICKS him in the back! Buddy then runs to PENALTY KCIK and drop the KNEE! Cover, TWO! Komander hangs tough but Buddy drags him up. Buddy hoists Komander up to hang him out to dry! Tag to Malakai, they CLUB away on Komander, then Malakai KICKS Komander. Malakai then hip tosses Komander in! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Komander up, whips him to ropes, and CLOBBERS him! Malakai drags Komander to a corner, TWO! Malakai clamps on for a chinlock and he grinds Komander down.
Komander endures, fights up, but Malakai knees low! Malakai whips Komander to ropes, but Komander sunset flips! Malakai stays up and Collision goes to break!
Collision returns, Buddy has Komander down with a chinlock, but the fans rally up. Komander fights up to throw body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Buddy wobbles, Komander runs in but Buddy catches him! And RAMS him into the House of Black’s corner! Tag to Malakai, and the House double suplex. But Komander slips free! The House reels him in, double back suplex, but he lands out again! Komander ducks ‘n ‘dodges to hot tag Gravity! GAMANGIRI for Malakai, GAMANGIRI for Buddy! DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Gravity SLAPS and CHOPS on repeat! Gravity LARIATS Buddy to a corner, then SPLASHES Malakai int he other!
Another clothesline for Buddy, then Gravity blocks a boot! But Malakai kicks Gravity away, Buddy brings him back in, KNEE right to the head! The ref checks Gravity but somehow he is still in this. Komander sneaks a tag while the House regroups, and Komander goes up. DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Komander tilt-o-whirl DDTS Buddy! And then he ducks The Black Mass to shove Malakai into buckles! Torture rack and GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this but Abrahantes coaches Komander. Komander puts Malakai in the drop zone and calls his shot! But Buddy distracts again!
The ref reprimands, but Malakai is up to ROUNDHOUSE Komander! Tag to Buddy, and the House gets Komander, but Gravity YANKS Malakai down! Malakai ELBOWS Gravity, to then GOURD- STUNNER from Gravity! Not the cleanest, but then Buddy rushes in and is sent out! Gravity DROPKICKS Buddy, then FLIES! He’s caught!! And then DOUBLE- NO, Gravity escapes the bomb to fire kicks! Komander tightrope walks the whole 20 feet, to TORNILLO onto the House! The fans are thunderous for the luchadores as they get Buddy in the ring! Gravity also puts Malakai in, and they have two targets in the drop zones!
Komander and Gravity both go up, and they coordinate for a SPLASH and SHOOTING STAR! But they both get knees!! The House turns it back around, and then DOUBLE BOOT, into DOUBLE V-TRIGGERS! Fans fire up as The House isolates Gravity and lifts him up. DOUBLE POP-UP KNEES!! Komander runs in, into an ELBOW! Buddy digs his boots in but Malakai has him stand down. Malakai sits down and waits on Komander. Komander crawls after Malakai, only for Buddy to CURB STOMP! Cover, The House wins!
Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall
Gravity & Komander put up a hell of a fight, but they could not stop the darkness! Will all of Collision soon belong to the House of Black?
Darius Martin & Action Andretti speak.
The Sight to See says, “Eight months. That’s how long it’s been since Darius and I have been teaming up together. And Darius, these past few weeks, I feel like-” Welp, never mind, commercial break. Oh, wait, they’re back. Darius knows what Action is talking about. And in steps DANTE MARTIN! Top Flight is back at full power, but then the commercials are back. Point is, will Angel Dorado help his brother and his new teammate become the Coldest Trio in the Game?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Lady Frost!
The first defense for the Princess of the Black Throne is also the first singles match to be contested under the House of Black’s personal rules! As such, “Dealer’s Choice” tonight gives us NO count outs! With Malakai & Buddy already winning and Brody King still to compete, will Julia keep the momentum going?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Frost. Julia ignores that as she and Frost tie up. Julia pulls hair to put Frost in a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Julia bumps Frost off buckles but Frost turns things around to CHOP! Frost says that’s ice cold! But then Julia blocks the next chop, to pull on the arm, throw Frost down, and KICK her in the back! Fans are torn but then Frost kips up! Frost eggs Julia on, dodges her, and ROCKS her! And KICKS, UPPERCUTS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Julia goes to a corner. Frost whips corner to corner, but Julia reverses. Julia runs in, Frost goes up and over and runs back in, but Julia slips to the outside!
Julia bumps frost off buckles, then ducks the haymaker. No count outs means Julia can take her time out there. But Frost rushes out, only for Julia to block the Penalty Kick. Frost kicks Julia away, then cartwheels over her leg sweep! Julia still trips Frost up on the apron! Julia CLUBS away on Frost, then has her dangling off the apron. Frost flops to the floor, and Julia drags her up. Julia RAMS Frost into the railing, RAMS her into the apron, and then CLUBS away! Julia RAMS Frost into railing again, smiling as she gets all the time in the world. Julia POSTS Frost and fans fire up! Julia then stalks Frost but the fans rally up behind her.
Julia grabs a chair! The ref reprimands, there are still disqualifications. Julia says that’s fine, and she just stands the chair up. Julia stalks Frost, but Frost FLAPJACKS her onto the steel steps and post! Frost drags Julia back, goes up the steps, and fans fire up for the MOONSAULT! Julia moves, Frost barely lands on her feet in time! Julia ROUNDHOUSES Frost, and Frost ends up taking a seat. Julia SUPERKICKS Frost off the chair! They go up the ramp, Julia sits the chair up again and makes Frost take another seat. Julia goes up the ramp, runs down and LARIATS Frost out of the chair! Fans fire up and Julia puts Frost in the ring. Cover, TWO!
Julia is annoyed but she stalks Frost. Fans rally and duel, but Frost ROCKS and kicks, but Julia ducks the buzzsaw, only for the HEEL KICK to connect! Frost runs in, and she LARIATS Julia down! Julia is up, she dodges the lariat to then SLAM Frost down! And BLINDSIDE LARIAT! But Julia isn’t done, “The House Always Wins!” HARTLESS LOCK!! Frost endures, flails, but taps! Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)
The Lady of the House has her first defense in the books, and the House is 2-0 on the night. Will Brody King make it a clean sweep?
Backstage interview with Don Callis & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.
Lexi is with the Don Callis Family, and says the last time we saw Hobbs in action, he put Paul Wight through a car windshield. Callis laughs and says Hobbs hit a Tombstone Piledriver specifically. Hobbs has had a lot of tombstones in his life, but Callis loves that they’re embracing it. In fact, they’re adding to it! Callis has a 173 IQ, is a member of Mensa, and has many advanced degrees. And yet for the life of him, he can’t figure out what got Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega, the Golden Jets, a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championships. They were together for one match!
How do you make that math work when the last time Hobbs had his hands on Jericho & Omega, he broke them! Sent them to the hospital! And as Will would say, anyone can get it. So Kenny, Chris, they’re making a point of it! They don’t need two guys to beat the Golden Jets, Hobbs is a one man team! A one man wrecking crew! Tell ’em, Hobbs. “It’s simple: I’m big, I’m Black, and I’m jacked. And anybody can get it.” In that case, will both The Ocho & The Cleaner get it the next time they meet Powerhouse Hobbs?
FTR VS The Righteous!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood couldn’t win out at Full Gear, so they are still not the AEW World Tag Team Champions, yet. Will these #TopGuys figure out a way to return to the top? Or will ol’ Dutch & Vincent not #FearTheRevelation, but run headlong into it?
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Vincent. Fans rally behind FTR, but Vinnie gets around Cash to throw hands into the taped up ribs! Vinnie has Cash in a corner, fires off more shots, then lets off as the ref counts. Vinnie ROCKS Cash, throws more body shots, then whips. Cash reverses then drops, and then CLOBBERS Vinnie! Cash bumps Vinnie off buckles, tags Dax, and they whip, drop toehold and elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Vinnie up, whips him to ropes, but Vinnie KICKS back! Vinnie runs, to ELBOW Dax down! Then a bump off buckles and tag to Dutch. Dutch ROCKS Dax, then whips him to ropes.
Dax blocks the hip toss but Dutch blocks in return, and CLOBBERS Dax with a lariat! Dutch stalks Dax to a corner, grins at Cash, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dutch RAMS Dax in, runs in but Dax ELBOWS! Dax leaps but he falls short! The damage from the ladder match must be more than we know! Dutch hauls Dax up while laughing for a BEARHUG! But Dax BITES Dutch’s forehead! Vinnie runs in, Dax CLOBBERS him! Dax clotheslines Dutch up and out, then TOSSES Vinnie onto Dutch! Dax catches his breath while The Righteous are down on the outside, and Collision goes picture in picture.
FTR storms out after The Righteous, and they fire haymakers! The ref reprimands, Dax sends Dutch into railing while Cash SMACKS Vinnie off the apron! Cash UPPERCUTS Vinnie, Dax fires CHOPS and forearms on Dutch on repeat! FTR then lets off to regroup in the ring. Vinnie gets up, Cash CLOBBERS him! Dutch gets up, FTR both CLOBBER him! Vinnie slides in, Dax DECKS him first! Vinnie bails out, Dax pursues, but that lures Dax into a CROSSBODY from Dutch! The Righteous got the better of Dax there and Dutch drags Dax up and into the ring. Dutch tags Vinnie and The Righteous mug Dax in the corner!
The ref reprimands and counts, the Righteous lets off, and Dutch SPLASHES Dax! Vinnie brings Dax down for a cover, TWO! Vinnie stalks Dax, throws body shots in a corner, then stomps a mudhole into Dax. Tag back to Dutch, he stomps away on Dax, then UPPERCUTS him! Dax sputters, Dutch snapmares him into a chinlock, then CLUBS him in the chest! Dutch drags Dax back, tags in Vinnie, and they mug Dax. Vinnie throws hands, Dax CHOPS in return! And again! Vinnie fires off more haymakers, then snapmares Dax to a chinlock. Vinnie grinds Dax, Dax fights up, and Collision returns to single picture.
Dax fires body shots, runs, but Vinnie slips around to a SLEEPER! Vinnie smothers Dax while fans boo, but Dax reaches out. Dax starts to fade but Cash coaches him on. Dax fights up to his feet, and he throws body shots! Dax CHOPS, CHOPS, but Vinnie scoops to SLAM! But Dax avoids the elbow drop! And another one! Dax goes to the apron, RAMS into Vinnie, then ELBOWS Dutch away! Slingshot sunset flip, but Vinnie holds onto ropes! Tag to Dutch, and Vinnie drags Dax away for Dutch to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dutch grins and drags Dax up to reel him in, Canadian Rack for a POWERBOMB!
Dutch goes up the Righteous corner, and he SUPER SENTONS but misses! Fans fire up as Dax crawls! Dutch also crawls, hot tag to Vinnie! Vinnie runs up, waistlocks, but Dax elbows him away! Dax whips, Vinnie reverses but Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges and slides under Vinnie, hot tag to Cash! Cash runs in to rally on Vinnie! CHOPS and UPPERCUTS for The Righteous back and forth! Cash runs to LARIAT Dutch, but Dutch stays up! Cash whips, Dutch reverses but Cash goes up and over! Cash then dodges a boot, ducks ‘n’ dodges again, and he RAMS Dutch right outta the ring! Fans fire up but Vinnie kicks Cash.
Vinnie waistlocks, Cash switches, repeat! They go to ropes, Dutch sneaks a tag! O’Conner, but Dutch is in to BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and fans fire up! Dutch tags Vinnie, they drag Cash up, and set up for AUTUMN- NO, Cash shoves Vinnie into Dutch, then DROPKICKS Dutch out! Cash whips Vinnie into the corner, Vinnie reverses. Dax tags in as Cash goes up and over, Cash sunset flips and that sets Vinnie up for SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
The Righteous had some good tricks up their sleeves, but the Top Guys didn’t fall for them! But then wait, Malakai Black is speaking? He says that if the House rushed the ring right now, there would be no one to save FTR. No Cesaro (he meant Claudio), no Yuta, and no CM Punk. Oof… The misconception is that AEW is the brotherhood that FTR thinks it is. Wait, the lights go out. And then the lights come back up, and Malakai laughs at how he made FTR panic. The House disappears into the night, but will they show the Top Guys that this is every team for themselves?
AEW replays Action talking with Darius.
The Sight to See says, “Eight months. That’s how long it’s been since Darius and I have been teaming up together. And Darius, these past few weeks, I feel like we’ve grown such a bond together. We’ve had so many great opportunities and it’s been so great teaming up with you. And you know I heard that this Wednesday, Dynamite is returning to your hometown of Minneapolis.” Darius agrees, they have had great chemistry. But it seems like there’s something just a little off. Darius knows what they’re missing. And in steps DANTE MARTIN! Darius asks his brother if he’s ready to step up. Dante nods and says, “I’m back.” Top Flight is back at full power, will Angel Dorado help his brother and his new teammate become the Coldest Trio in the Game?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
He welcomes out the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey! The Absolute and Hyman Skyscraper head to the ring, and Schiavone says they came out of Full Gear and the incredible ladder match still AEW World Tag Team Champions. But then afterwards, after the Media Scrum, they attack Chris Jericho backstage and injuring that elbow. The fans boo, so please, explain yourselves. Starks thought there’d be more of a fight from Jericho, but Starks didn’t even lose his sunglasses. That’s the crazy part! But what isn’t crazy is that the “clout vampire” has leeched back onto Starks like a moth to a flame!
Starks is one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions, so of course Jericho will come back around to try and bite Starks’ lovely neck. It ain’t gonna happen. And then, Jericho brought a friend! Bill says Kenny & Jericho are the Golden Jets, but they look more like the Golden Girls. Starks likes that. Kenny & Jericho have traveled up and down the road and back again, but the thing is, Starks & Bill don’t even know each other that well! Bill, when is Starks’ birthday? No idea. Exactly! But what Starks does know is that Jericho & Kenny ain’t built like Bill.
Bill says four years ago, when he was in and out of the emergency room, having seizures from alcohol withdrawal, Bill always knew he’d make it back to the top! Fans cheer that. When Bill couldn’t get out of bed, at the lowest point of his life, he always knew he’d make it back to the top. Fans cheer that, too! Even Starks fires up! And when nobody believed in him, they all counted him out and said, “He’s washed, he’s done, he’ll never make it back to professional wrestling,” Bill always knew he’d make it back to the top! Starks adds “That’s right!” Fans chant for Bill, and Bill continues to say that standing in this ring with this guy and these titles, Bill will say he’s right. He made it back to the top!
Fans cheer again, and Bill wants Jericho & Kenny to understand, they all know about you two. They know all the accolades, and they are two of the best to ever, ever do this. But Bill doesn’t think Kenny & Jericho realize what they’re dealing with! They are angry, motivated, and not only gonna beat the living hell outta you, but EMBARRASS you! Kareem & Magic, Shaq & Kobe, Jordan & Pippin- Or perhaps, Pippin & Jordan? But when you look at Kenny & Jericho, you don’t see Jordan, Pippin, Kerr, Longley, Rodman, Harper, and sure as hell no Bill FREAKIN’ Wennington! When Bill looks at them, all he sees are the dudes that handed Jordan his bubblegum before introductions!
Starks doesn’t even watch basketball, and he knows all those guys are really good. And he also knows two things: one guy tells everyone he is the best and the other actually is. After Kenny & Jericho are done with Starks & Bill, Starks will let you know one thing. Starks likes his gum minty and Bill likes Big Red! The champs are ready for whenever and wherever the Golden Jets want their shot, but after what they did to Jericho’s wing, how far off in the future will that be?
AEW hears from the Gold League’s round one competitors.
Swerve asks, “You hear that? That was loud as ever.” Jay White says he is the number one seed, he has his first three points in the Continental Classic! Rush says “You’ve liberated the fury of the bull!” Mark Briscoe says there ain’t no shame in losing the game. Recognize that this is one loss in a round robin. White says he’s been in a round robin or two or three, and he is the ONLY ONE who actually won a G1 Climax! But Swerve says you’re gonna need earmuffs to drown out the people who are finally understanding. We’ve seen Swerve the Mogul. Time for Swerve the Champion. Rush vows to destroy everyone else! Mark says he’ll take this block and get that Continental Championship!
But White vows he’s gonna make sure everyone he faces gets ZERO points! And if you’re not down with that, he’s got two words for ya! But Swerve says those two words are, “Whose house? Swerve’s house.”
Keith Lee VS Lee Moriarty!
The Limitless One is still waiting on when and where he collides with former friend, Shane Taylor. However, representing Shane Taylor Promotions is #TAIGASTYLE! Will Moriarty prove he’s the top Lee in AEW? Or will he have no choice but to #BaskInHisGlory?
The bell rings and fans chant for “LEE! LEE! LEE!” Keith asks which one, him or Moriarty? Yes. Moriarty KICKS Keith, but Keith shakes it off. Keith and Moriarty feel things out, strike fight poses, and they start throwing hands! Moriarty bobs ‘n’ weaves, but Keith blocks a kick with a kick. Moriarty avoids a boot to give a boot, but Keith blocks the kick to SPIN KICK! Moriarty narrowly avoids that and fans fire up! Keith lets Moriarty have space, and Moriarty EDDY GORDO KICKS! Moriarty runs, but into a POUNCE from Keith! Fans fire up with Keith while Collision goes picture in picture.
Keith drags Moriarty up, bumps him off buckles, and then stands him up to GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Moriarty sputters and sits down, then flops out of the ring. Keith paces and the ring count climbs. Keith smirks while Moriarty hobbles his way back. Keith conducts the Steel City choir as Moriarty slides in. Keith whips corner to corner, but Moriarty goes up and under, then dropkicks a leg! Moriarty runs up to DROPKICK Keith into buckles! Moriarty goes to buckle bump but Keith blocks, so Moriarty KICKS an arm! Moriarty runs up to BOOT Keith, and then he BULLDOGS Keith down! Fans fire up, Moriarty hurries to cover, ONE!!
Moriarty is stunned, but he hurries to rain down shots on Keith! Keith shoves Moriarty away but Moriarty boots him back down. Moriarty snarls, then he storms up to wrap Keith’s arm around ropes. The ref counts, Moriarty lets off and he stomps Keith. Moriarty swaggers, drags Keith up, and wrenches the bad arm. But Keith clamps onto Moriarty’s face with his other hand as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and fans want the Grizzly Magnum “One More Time!” So Keith sets Moriarty up, but Moriarty gets away! Moriarty KICKS and KICKS and CLUBS the bad arm. Keith shoves Moriarty with the good arm, but Moriarty bobs ‘n’ swings again. Moriarty jumps on for an ARMBAR, but Keith stays standing! Keith lifts Moriarty and fans fire up as he glares at Moriarty. Moriarty tires to pull that arm, but Keith lifts him up! Moriarty lets go, blocks a kick but not the LARIAT! Fans fire up and Keith shakes out the bad arm. Moriarty flounders to the corner, Keith runs in, but Moriarty dodges! Keith hits buckles, and Moriarty goes to buckle bump!
Keith again blocks, even with just one arm! Fans fire up as Keith then SHOVES Moriarty away! Moriarty comes back to JUMP KICK! Keith staggers, Moriarty goes up, and Moriarty hits a FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Moriarty is frustrated, and he tells Keith to stay down! Moriarty stalks Keith as fans sing, “OH~ Lee Moriarty~!” Moriarty powers up, to BUZZ- NO, Keith blocks the kick! Keith swings but Moriarty KICKS the bad arm! But Keith shoves Moriarty right to the apron! Moriarty springboards back in, into a HEADBUTT!! Keith then fireman’s carries, for BIG BANG CATASTROPHE!! Cover, Keith wins!
Winner: Keith Lee, by pinfall
Limitless Keith Lee topples Taiga Style, and now he waits on when and where Shane Taylor wants to finally settle the score. Will nothing stop Keith from fighting his way to the top of AEW?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Gold League continues Continental Classic action, with Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal! Will tides turn for the winners in the first round? Or will losers continue to lose in this high stakes and star studded tournament?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi congratulates him on an impressive win, but what is next for him? Keith says initially, he planned to come here and tell us all how good Moriarty is, how talented he is, how great #TAIGASTYLE is. He is that damn good, Keith will give Moriarty that, but he ain’t no Keith Lee. In fact, Keith is tired of the misrepresentation, the mistreatment, and lack of opportunities given to Keith. So now, Keith is gonna take it. That means…him. You are who Keith is after and you know who you are. And Keith will see you soon. Is that a message to Shane? Or to a champion in AEW?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Brody King!
Two gritty, no nonsense warriors collide to start their Continental Classic! But will Eddie regret putting up the ROH World & NJPW Strong Championships for this tournament? Or will the Mad King be able to trump the King of Death?
The bell rings, fans fire up and Eddie stares Brody down. They storm up, feel things out, and then tie up. Brody powers Eddie to the corner, the ref counts, and Brody lets off. The fans rally up and duel, the two go again, and Eddie headlocks. Brody powers up and out, Eddie RAMS him but he’s the one that staggers back! Brody runs to RAM Eddie and Eddie again staggers back! Eddie rebounds to RAM Brody, Brody runs to RAM Eddie, repeat! The fans fire up as the two RAM each other again, and then Brody CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS in return! Brody frowns to CHPO, so Eddie CHOSP again! Brody CHOPS, Eddie sputters but he CHOPS!
The CHOPS keep going, fans ‘WOO~!” and then Eddie wrenches to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Brody throws body shots in return, then CLUBS Eddie down! Brody snarls, fans hoot and bark, and Brody eggs Eddie on. Eddie stands, Brody SPLASHES, and Eddie sits down. Fans bark and hoot again, Brody runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Brody storms around, Eddie falls out of the ring, and a ring count starts. The count out would still give Brody his points, but Eddie hurries back up. Brody runs up to BOOT Eddie back down! The ref reprimands, Eddie writhes, and the count restarts. But then Brody goes out after Eddie!
Brody drags Eddie up, throws forearms and a CHOP! Eddie CHOPS back! Brody CHOPS Eddie down! Brody stands on Eddie, stomps him, then drags him up to whip Eddie into steel steps! Fans hoot and bark and rally as Eddie stands. Brody runs in, but is sent into steel steps! Fans fire up again as Eddie shakes out the stars. Eddie hears the count, hurries back in at 7 of 10, and then heads back out after Brody. Fans rally up, Eddie runs in, but Brody ROCKS him! Brody sits Eddie down to CHOP! And CHOP! Eddie falls over, Brody gets space, and Brody returns, BASEMENT SPLASH against the railing!
Fans fire up but the ref tells Brody to get this in the ring. The count starts again, Brody drag Eddie up, and Brody CHOPS! Eddie staggers away, has his dukes up all the same, but Brody CHOPS again! Brody puts Eddie in at 7 of 10, then storms in after him. Brody CHOKES Eddie on the ropes, the ref counts, but Brody lets off at 4. Eddie sputters, fans rally and duel, and Brody drags Eddie up. Brody scoops to SLAM, then runs to SENTON! Eddie sputters and coughs but he isn’t giving up just yet. Brody covers, TWO, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody looms over Eddie but Eddie chops from below! Brody SLAPS Eddie! Eddie CHOSP, Brody CHOPS, they fight even on their knees! Brody HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Brody then storms up on Eddie, has him in a corner and fires forearms! Brody CHOPS, and CHOPS, but Eddie hits back! So Brody CHOPS again! Brody whips corner to corner hard and Eddie bounces off buckles! The ref checks on Eddie, but Eddie says he’s still in this. So Brody stands on Eddie’s head at the ropes! The ref counts, Brody lets off, and he storms around. Brody BOOT WASHES Eddie! Eddie sputters but Brody comes back to stand him up.
Eddie clinches! But Brody throws elbows and Eddie falls down. Brody drags Eddie up, CHOPS him again, and follows him to the corner. Brody hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, and throws body shots. Eddie fires shots in return, they brawl up top, and Brody CLUBS away on Eddie’s back! Collision returns to single picture as Eddie HEADBUTTS Brody away! Brody storms up to ROCK Eddie back! Brody goes back up, and he SUPERPLEXES! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Fans rally for Eddie as he and Brody stir. Brody stands, he stalks Eddie, and he drag Eddie up, to CHOP again!
Eddie falls back into a corner, but Brody whips corner to corner. Eddie barely makes it! The ref checks on Eddie but Eddie refuses to give up. Brody runs in, but into a BOOT! Brody returns, into another BOOT! Eddie runs and LARIATS! Brody stays up! Eddie snarls and runs again, but blocks a boot to LARIAT Brody down! Fans fire up again as both men are down! Eddie and Brody stir, slowly rise, and Brody goes to a corner. Eddie runs in to clothesline! And MACHINE GUN CHOP! The fans fire up and Eddie roars as he reloads! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Then a clinch! Brody fights with elbows again, and he gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX!
Eddie rises!? But he staggers about, mostly running on adrenaline and anger! Brody reels Eddie in but Eddie URAKENS!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Brody survives the Backfist to the Future, but fans fire back up. A standing count starts, both men stir at about 2 of 10, and Brody rolls away from Eddie. Eddie and Brody are still down at 6, and at 8! They both push up off the mat and go forehead to forehead. Then Eddie CHOPS! Brody CHOPS! Eddie brings down the straps and the fans love it! Eddie eggs Brody on, so Brody CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS! Brody CHOPS! Eddie wobbles, but then he CHOPS!
Brody seethes, CHOPS, and Eddie grits his teeth! Eddie glares at Brody, puts some stank on it, and he CHOPS! Brody grits his teeth now as the fans “WOO~!” Brody CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, then fires off forearms! Brody runs, but Eddie kicks a leg! Then ENZIGURIS! Brody wobbles, into a DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody is still in this and Eddie is beside himself! Fans rally up for Eddie as he drags himself to ropes, and Eddie drags himself up to his feet. Eddie wobbles, steadies himself, and he glares at Brody. Brody rises, Eddie heads over, and Eddie reels Brody in. But Brody’s too big to scoop, so Eddie fires body shots and CLUBS Brody!
Eddie reels Brody back in but Brody is still too big! Brody back drops Eddie away! Both men stumble around, Eddie is up, but into an URENAGE! Brody wants Eddie to get up, and the fans hoot and bark. Brody roars, runs, but Eddie catches the discus! Brody swings an elbow, but ends up in an EXPLODER!! Brody’s right up!? But he swings into a HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX!! Eddie stands, reloads, SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives and the fans are thunderous! Eddie seems unsure what to do, but Eddie drags Brody back up. There’s five minutes left in the 20 minute time limit, Eddie has to hurry!
Eddie stands Brody up, reels him in, but Brody wrenches out! Brody ROCKS Eddie, reels him in, and lifts, for a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie survives by a literal foot and Brody can’t believe it! Brody storms around, the fans rally back up, and Brody fires off more forearms! Eddie wobbles, Brody throws more shots, but Eddie doesn’t fall! Eddie leans on Brody, Brody says goodnight, but Eddie ducks! URAKEN!! Brody rebounds to BOOT Eddie again! And then the GONZO BOMB!!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
What a brutal battle, perhaps worthy of the G1! This fight alone puts the Continental Classic on the map, and it puts Brody on the board! The House Always Wins as they sweep the night, but will Brody be able to sweep block?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Blue League match-ups!
Bryan Danielson finally starts his run against Eddie Kingston! Those two hate each other, will that match somehow outdo the one we just saw? As for Brody, he goes up against Claudio Castagnoli while Daniel Garcia takes on Andrade El Idolo, who continues their momentum and who turns things around?
An awesome Collision here tonight, great continuation of the Continental Classic, but I’m already wondering how they’re gonna make up for Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo not starting here with everyone else. Maybe Bryan VS Andrade is added to Dynamite at some point so that there’s time for them to recover before going into a Collision? But either way, awesome stuff from Claudio VS Garcia and of course awesome main event from Brody VS Eddie. Garcia had a good promo on Rampage to plug his part in the tournament, but sadly he loses this first match. Eddie losing the first round also made some sense in terms of storytelling. He put up the other belts, he has to fight his way up from an underdog position to get them back.
Great stuff for the House of Black overall tonight, with everyone in the group winning. Though, that was a given for Julia since this was her first title defense and she wasn’t gonna lose so soon. And it seems House of Black is building their feud with FTR, that’ll be good stuff to build them both back up towards another shot at the tag titles. I did laugh at Malakai saying “Cesaro” and “CM Punk” tonight, though. And great promos from Starks & Bill tonight, pulling upon his real life fight to get back could basically make Big Bill a Face, but he and Starks are also just so good at being Heels.
But Don Callis calling out Jericho & Omega for a 2v1 with Hobbs makes no sense given we all saw Starks & Bill beat him up and hurt that bad arm more. Hobbs VS Omega 1v1 could still be some great stuff, even though Like a Dragon felt like it was the blowoff. I suppose Hobbs VS Omega could also be a vehicle to give us the return of Paul Wight and setting up Hobbs VS Wight for Worlds End. Though, knowing Jericho, he’ll still try and fight with the bad arm and that could end up a liability that helps Hobbs win, helps Starks & Bill win, something so that Jericho & Omega don’t actually end up tag team champions, really making taking the title shot off the Bucks all the weirder.
Great match from Keith VS Moriarty but I figured Keith was gonna win. Keith didn’t say Shane Taylor’s name, so I really hope this isn’t Tony Khan having them shift gears away from that story the same way he never gave Keith and Swerve a true blowoff. Granted, Keith does deserve to go after a championship, as he also should have a long time ago, but I guess we’ll see. Honestly, a title is the only thing that could make up for Keith not getting in on the Continental Classic, which itself leads to a title. And the only title I can think of is the AEW International Championship because the world title already has way too many people going after MJF, and the TNT title is spoken for.
Speaking of, awesome stuff from Edge going after “Killswitch.” Luchasaurus getting up from a Con-Chair-To was great, too, but this of course gives us Edge VS Christian for the TNT Championship. Too bad it couldn’t be Winter is Coming, or rather that Winter is Coming wasn’t set for Montreal. Either way, it’ll be great stuff, and maybe, just maybe, Luchasaurus finally breaks away from Christian.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Shibata is on a Rampage!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (11/25/23)
Block A, round 3!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: RAW v SmackDown v NXT Survivor Series 2019 Watch-Along
PC Tunney joins the show this week as we watch-along the 2019 Survivor Series 5v5v5 triple brand match. To close...