Dynamite starts off the Grand Slam in New York!
AEW enters the Arthur Ashe Stadium and comes out swinging! Will Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, still be champion after taking on Ruby Soho? Or will Ruby run away with that title?
- Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Bryan Danielson; Time Limit Draw.
- MJF w/ Wardlow VS Brian Pillman Jr; MJF wins.
- Cody Rhodes VS Malakai Black; Malakai wins.
- Darby Allin & Sting VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; Darby & Sting win.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Ruby Soho; Baker wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Bryan Danielson!
A dream match of this caliber is the perfect way to start any night, so why not start the Grand Slam with it? The Arthur Ashe Stadium is already thunderous just to see The Best Bout Machine VS The American Dragon, but is Dynamite going to blow the roof off the place with just the opener?
The bell rings and NYC is electric! Bryan is all smiles but Omega stone faced as they approach. Fans chant for “A E DUB!” and lose their minds, but Omega tells Bryan this is his show. The two finally start to circle and feel things out. They tie up and fans already cheer. Omega puts Bryan on the ropes, lets off cleanly, but then CHOPS Bryan! Omega smiles now but Bryan just brushes it off. Bryan and Omega circle, tie up, and Omega puts Bryan on ropes. Bryan turns things around, lets off, and he KICKS Omega down! Callis protests but Omega gets up in a huff. Omega and Bryan reset again, tie up, and Bryan wrenches an arm to a wristlock.
Bryan grinds Omega’s shoulder, Omega rolls and kips up to wrench and snapmare Bryan into a chinlock. Bryan slips out the back, hammerlocks, but Omega gets in the ropes. The fans boo but Bryan KICKS him down again! Omega bails out and Callis is at a loss for words. Callis coaches Omega up and Omega returns while fans are fired up. “F*** him up, Bryan, f*** him up.” Bryan and Omega tie up, Omega headlocks but Bryan powers out. Omega runs Bryan over with a shoulder, wipes the sweat from his brow but things speed up. Bryan drops but Omega sees the monkey flip coming so he cartwheels away. Omega then CHOPS Bryan to a corner!
Omega wants to go after Bryan but the ref has him back down. Bryan gets back up as Omega smirks, and Bryan calls for a test of strength. They tie up with knuckle locks as fans rally, and they go shoulder to shoulder! Omega uses leverage but Bryan drops to roll and wrench to a wristlock. Bryan tweaks fingers and wrist, wrangles Omega down and isolates the arm to stomp it! Bryan wrenches Omega’s arm again, puts him in a corner with a buckle bump, then CHOPS him! And then KICKS him! And CHOPS! KICK! CHOP! Omega staggers away but Bryan KICKS and CHOPS him in the other corner! Omega turns it around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP!
Bryan turns it back to KICK and KICK and KICK! Bryan whips, Omega kicks him away, but Bryan dumps Omega up and out! Omega hits the floor, Bryan builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit into the railing! Fans keep that electric level going as Bryan looms over Omega. Bryan wrenches the bad arm, hammerlocks it and POSTS Omega shoulder first! Bryan wrenches, hammerlocks again and then POSTS Omega at the next corner! Bryan puts Omega in the ring, climbs up a corner, and leaps to KNEE Omega’s bad arm! Omega tries to get feeling in the arm but Bryan gets it for a top wristlock. Bryan brings Omega to the mat, isolates that arm again, fish hooks Omega’s face, then lets off.
Bryan fish hooks again, lets off as the ref counts 4, and then shows “FIVE!” before he STOMPS the arm! Omega crawls, Bryan gets that arm, wrenches and ELBOW BREAKER! Another wrench, but Omega rakes Bryan’s eyes! Fans boo but Omega stands Bryan up to CHOP! Omega CHOPS Bryan again, bump him off buckles, then digs his boot in. The ref counts, Omega lets off at 4, and he stomps a mudhole into Bryan! The ref reprimands, fans boo but Omega rolls his eyes. Omega stands Bryan up, CHOPS him again, and Bryan’s chest is almost as red as his tights! Omega CHOPS him again, Bryan grits his teeth but Omega CHOPS again!
Bryan paces around, Omega follows after to CHOP! Bryan CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! Bryan whips, Omega reverses and Omega kitchen sink knees! Then he KICKS Bryan in the back! Omega KNEES Bryan in the back while he’s down on the mat then KICKS him again! And again! Fans boo but Omega just tunes it all out as he sits Bryan up. Omega brings Bryan around to elbow him on the back, then CLUB him down. Omega stomps Bryan, brings him back up, but Bryan throws body shots. Omega SLAPS Bryan, Bryan SLAPS back! Omega throws a hard right, but Bryan throws body shots and CHOPS! Omega pokes Bryan in the eye!
Omega brings Bryan around to a fireman’s carry, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton and MOONSAULT onto knees! Bryan grits his teeth as fans fire back up with “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan CHOPS Omega again, then KICKS, repeat! CHOP, whip, but Omega reverses. Bryan goes up and over and ducks to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans are fired up again as Bryan goes corner to corner for a dropkick! Bryan stands Omega up to KICK and KICK and KICK! Bryan puts Omega up top, climbs up to join him, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! Omega is still in this but Bryan whips. Omega reverses again, runs in but Bryan dodges!
Omega hits buckles, Bryan comes back but Omega goes up and over to RANA! Bryan bails out, Omega kneels and the Terminator drums begin. Omega builds speed, and FLIES! Direct hit and down go both men! Omega may have taken some tailbone damage but he gets up to his feet. “This is Awesome!” as Omega puts Bryan back in the ring. Omega takes aim, says BANG and runs, KOTARO- NO! Bryan slips out, O’Conner Roll, TWO! Omega has the tights, TWO!! Bryan gets the arms, for CATTLE MUTILATION!! Fans are thunderous as Omega endures, and Omega gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go quickly and Omega bails out to the ramp side.
Fans rally up as Bryan goes to the corner and climbs up! Bryan leaps to FLYING KNEE Omega down! Bryan soaks up the thunderous applause as he is on the LED ramp. Bryan sees Omega getting up, so he gives him some YES Kicks! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Omega blocks the Buzzsaw to a SNAP DRAGON TO THE LED RAMP! Fans lose their minds as Bryan skids down the Plexiglas to the carpeting. Omega has a wild look in his eyes as he gets up. Omega refreshes the count and then goes up the ramp and to the stage. He wants all the space he can get as he runs down at Bryan, for a NASTY V-TRIGGER!! Bryan is sputtering on the apron as AEW goes picture in picture!
Omega pushes Bryan off the apron and wants the ring count! The ref begins, fans counting along and Callis acting like this is over already. Bryan is stirring at 5 of 10, floundering at 6, but Callis keeps barking that this needs to go faster. Bryan is up and Callis scurries away, but then Bryan falls over. Omega goes out with a smirk and is taking his time fetching Bryan. Omega clears the timekeeper’s table while the ref says to get this back inside. Omega scoops and SLAMS Bryan onto the table! The table doesn’t break and Bryan slides off, but Omega leaves him behind for another ring count. Bryan crawls his way over at 4 of 10, flounders at 5, and Omega gets a refreshing bottle of water thanks to Callis.
The ring count is 7 of 10 but Bryan drags himself up and in! Fans cheer but Omega is annoyed. Omega crouches next to Bryan to ask him if this is how he wants to play it. Omega sits Bryan up, reels him in, but Bryan falls over again as AEW returns to single picture. Omega gets Bryan right up to BUCKLE BOMB! Bryan flops out of the ring and is back on the apron! The ref checks on Bryan but Omega just soaks up the heat. Omega climbs up the corner as Bryan stands up, BLINDSIDE MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this and Omega is frustrated. But Omega gets smug again as he says this is the end!
Omega drags Bryan up to full nelson, but Bryan drops down to victory roll! TWO!! Bryan swings, Omega gets around, but Bryan denies the nelson so Omega WHEEL KICKS from behind! Omega runs corner to corner as Bryan is in the corner, V-TRIGGER to the back! Omega wants to go after that repaired neck as he stands Bryan up again. Omega hoists Bryan up onto the top rope and climbs up to join him. Omega wants the full nelson again, but Bryan resists with all his might! Omega gets on the very top, Bryan slips under and trips Omega up! Omega lands on his best bout machine, but now Bryan climbs up after him!
Fans rally up as Bryan stands Omega up for a SUPER BACK SUPLEX! Both men are down as Omega sputters and Bryan clutches his arm. A standing count begins, and it reaches 5 of 10 before Bryan sits up. Omega follows and wags his finger. The counts tops, Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! Omega blocks and JABS! JAB! Bryan JABS back! And JABS, JABS, KICKS and runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Omega runs into a ROLLING ELBOW! Bryan hooks Omega up, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Omega narrowly escapes but the fans are electric all over again! Bryan grits his teeth while Callis stresses out, but fans cheer for “A E DUB!” for making this match happen!
Bryan climbs but Omega trips him up! Omega turns Bryan around, slowly climbs up behind him again, and gives headbutts and elbows to Bryan’s shoulders and neck. Omega clamps onto Bryan with a full nelson, for a SUPER DRAGON SUPLEX!!! Cover, TWO!?! Bryan survives and Omega is about to pull his blue hair out! Bryan flounders to the ropes and fans chant, “FIGHT FOREVER!” This has to end somehow, Omega says BANG and runs, V-TRIGGER! Omega reels Bryan in for the Electric Chair, but Bryan makes it a POISON-RANA!! Bryan saves himself, Omega tries to get his senses back, and he runs in, but knees the buckles! BUZZSAW from Bryan!!
Callis is very worried, he has his sunglasses off and shirt unbuttoned! Bryan fires up, Omega staggers up, KNEE- SPINEBUSTER! Flip over and V-TRIGGER!! Cover, TWO!!! Callis is furious but the count is the count! Omega puts Bryan in a drop zone, climbs up the corner again, and PHOENIX SPLASH FLOPS!! Bryan avoids disaster and fans are rallying again. Bryan grits his teeth and gives Omega more YES Kicks! Kick to the leg, kick to the chest, repeat! Omega throws forearms so Bryan gives them back! Fans go back and forth, Bryan goes back and forth, another BUZZSAW! Bryan says he’s going to finish this! DANIELSON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!”
And then omoplata and roll over! Omega resists and he gets the ropebreak! But Bryan runs in to corner dropkick! Omega runs in to V-TRIGGER!! Omega ripcords but Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS! But Omega V-TRIGGERS again!! Both men drop as we’re in the last 30 seconds!! Both men glare at each other on the mat and they throw headbutts! Then they throw haymakers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS but Omega CHOPS and CHOPS! TIME’S UP!?!
Time Limit Draw
But the brawling continues!! These two don’t care about time limits, they want a winner!! LABELLE LOCK!!! Security rushes in, then The Elite! The Young Bucks and Adam Cole kick Bryan off Omega and Callis hurries in to make sure Omega is okay. Omega survives by the skin of his teeth but he’s the one in bad shape. Until Bryan gets a TRIPLE SUPERKICK from Cole & The Bucks!! Fans boo the #SuperKliq, but here come Christian Cage and Jurassic Express! Captain Charisma, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus take the fight to Cole & The Bucks, but the Elite goes into retreat! Will the Super Kliq get what they deserve on Rampage this Friday?
CM Punk heads to the ring!
Before going up against “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs on Rampage, the Best in the World is here on Dynamite to talk to the people of New York! “I sure am glad I’m not wrestling on Dynamite. How do you follow that?” But it’s been a long time since he’s been in NYC. And even longer since pro-wrestling has been in NYC! Punk hears people telling him he should be mad, pissed off and he should be the “old” CM Punk. Trust him, you’ll see him eventually, but be careful what you wish for. Punk calls out Hobbs and Team Taz. “Half of y’all are from here and they don’t even like you.” Punk tried to walk down and mean mug but he hears and sees all the fans and just smiles! What does Punk have to be mad about?
But then Punk thinks about it. Last week on Dynamite, Hobbs jumped him from behind and put him through a table. And yes, it pissed Punk off, and yes, Punk is mad about it. But when his music hits and he steps out on stage, Punk can’t help feel the way he feels. The anger goes away and YES it’s a love fest! YES, Punk’s smiling and happy because he’s happy to see the fans! What Team Taz attempted to do was take this all away from him. Team Taz doesn’t want Cult of Personality and happy Punk enjoying pro-wrestling fans. Then Punk gets really pissed because it’s been SO long since he’s felt this, since he’s had this, since HE needed this, so NO ONE is taking this! This is HIS again!
Fans chant for “CM PUNK! CM PUNK!” all the way to the cheap seats in the back. So Team Taz, and Hobbs especially, you should’ve finished the job. You should’ve broken his neck and made sure the people who have PACKED Arthur Ashe Stadium wouldn’t get to hear Cult of Personality! “But you made a mistake, and you let me live. And really, you slept on the legend of CM Punk.” It isn’t Punk’s job to wake their asses up, it’s his job to tuck their asses in. Rampage Grand Slam, Powerhouse Hobbs GOES TO SLEEP! Punk may not be mad but he is fired up! Will Team Taz take a big loss when Punk hits one out of the park?
MJF w/ Wardlow VS Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Julia Hart!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman proved just how deplorable his personality is in Cincinnati, but now the Cincinnati hero is in the Big Apple! Will the Salt of the Earth continue to kick dirt in BPJ’s face? Or will the leader of the Pinnacle be grounded by the son of Flyin’ Brian?
The bell rings and MJF offers a handshake that we all know is a trap. BPJ know sit and he tackles MJF down for ground ‘n’ pound! MJF scrambles away, BPJ rushes in and clotheslines! Then fires off forearm after forearm! The ref counts, BPJ won’t let off, so the ref has to get in between them. MJF uses that opening to rake BPJ’s eyes! MJF bumps BPJ off buckles and tells NYC to shove it. MJF whips BPJ corner to corner, BJP goes up and over and arm-drags MJF around! Then a BIG hip toss to another whip. BPJ back drops MJF high and hard and NYC fires up! BPJ gets MJF up but MJF throat chops! MJF tells fans to hush, and then he chops! BPJ isn’t bothered!
BPJ CHOPS MJF and CHOPS and CHOPS! BPJ whips, MJF reverses, things speed up and BPJ fakes MJF out to kick him back. BPJ whips, MJF stops himself but BPJ dodges the kick! BPJ says he got MJF on that one, then brings MJF up. MJF SLAPS BPJ right down! MJF fires up and shouts, “Do you know who the hell I am?! I’m MJF! I will-” BPJ SLAPS MJF back! BPJ is fired up and MJF backs off to a corner. BPJ goes after him but MJF throws him into the buckles. MJF stomps a mudhole, whips corner to corner and WRINGS BPJ into the buckles! MJF soaks up the heat then goes back to BPJ to stomp the hand.
MJF puts on a top wristlock but fans rally. BPJ fights up, throws body shots and runs, to duck and dodge and sunset flip! TWO, and MJF runs in but into a backslide! TWO but BPJ ROCKS MJF with haymakers! MJF WRINGS BPJ’s arm again! Fans boo as MJF glares and AEW goes picture in picture.
MJF stands on BPJ’s arm and soaks up the heat a moment before he stomps the hand! MJF goes to a corner as BPJ goes to the other, and MJF storms over to wrap the bad arm around ropes. The ref counts as MJF pulls, and MJF lets off at 4. MJF then kicks the rope to jam BPJ’s arm! BPJ staggers to the corner, MJF wrenches his arm again and hammerlocks before the back suplex! Cover, TWO! MJF is annoyed but he sits BPJ up to kick him back down. MJF kicks BPJ around, stands him up, but BPJ throws body shots and forearms. BPJ goes to run but MJF throws him down by his hair! MJF paces around while AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and MJF DECKS BPJ with a haymaker. MJF smirks as he stalks BPJ to a corner. BPJ gets up, MJF shouts, “Where’s your boy!?” MJF wrenches, throws hands but BPJ ducks to CHOP and CHOP! And CHOP! BPJ wrenches, whips but MJF blocks to yank the arm! MJF whips, BPJ reverses but MJF goes up and over. BPJ goes up and up to CROSSBODY! BPJ can’t make the cover but fans fire up! Fans rally as MJF and BPJ stand. BPJ dodges again to rally with big forearms and clotheslines! BPJ dodges again to SUPERKICK! BPJ hurries to get MJF up to bump off buckles again and again! Fans count to 9, BPJ powers up but MJF elbows before the 10th!
MJF runs but into a SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! MJF escapes and bails out of the ring but BPJ rallies the fans. BPJ builds speed but MJF uses Julia as a shield! Fans boo the dicketry as MJF shoves Julia at BPJ then CLOBBERS him! MJF puts BPJ in the ring, Julia tells MJF off but MJF dares her to do something. She pie faces MJF, but MJF gets pissed and grabs her hand. But BPJ WRECKS MJF with a dropkick! BPJ drags MJF up and in, high-tens Julia, then aims from the corner. Fans are fired up as BPJ springboards, but MJF grabs the arm! SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA!! BPJ taps, MJF wins!
Winner: MJF, by submission
And he slithers up to Julia to rub it in her face. “Somebody stop me! I’m begging ya!” Will MJF continue to inflate his ego until he’s truly reached the top of AEW?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho & Jake Hager.
Alex Marvez points out their match at Rampage against The Men of the Year, Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky. Their thoughts? Hager says those guys are more like Boys of the Week. Those little boys are going to get spanked because they chose to follow “a fat-faced dipsh*t” in Dam Lambert. Jericho says Sky & Page made a mistake challenging The Inner Circle to a match in New York City! This is the hardest hitting, toughest town in America, and that is perfect for Big Hoss Hager and Le Champion Jericho, because they’re the hardest hitting, toughest tag team in AEW! And if Lambert insists on sticking his nose in their business, then Jericho is going to bite that nose off like Haku in Japan and spit it into the fifth room! PLAH!
As for America Top Team, bring ’em along! Jericho & Hager are feral, hungry, rabid, and ready to snack on some MMA big meatheads in the Big Apple, baby! Rampage Grand Slam, get ready!
Cody Rhodes w/ The Nightmare Family VS Malakai Black!
The American Nightmare made a triumphant return, just as the House of Black was looking to persecute those even supporting the Nightmare Family! But given how Malakai mangled him the first time around, does Cody stand a chance of defeating the Dark Father?
But speaking of the family, Brandi Rhodes and Arn Anderson are back to be in Cody’s corner! Malakai doesn’t seem even to register them as he keeps his now red eye on Cody. Fans are fired up at the bell and Malakai waits on Cody to do something. The two approach, Cody gets a takedown but Malakai kicks him away. Malakai wants a leg now but Cody rolls through to get away. Malakai kips up and the two stare down as fans cheer. Cody and Malakai circle again, then Malakai throws a forearm! Cody gives it back, Malakai throws another but Cody kicks low. Cody drops for the Rhodes Uppercut, then stands Malakai up for EuroUppers.
Malakai sweeps the legs, rolls Cody up, but then wants a submission! Cody kicks him away but he ducks the Penalty Kick! Cody bails out, Malakai builds speed, but he fakes Cody out with a Quebrada to then sit down cross-legged, with a little bow for showmanship. Fans cheer as Cody paces in a huff on the outside. Arn tries to calm him down, but Brandi gets in the ring to sit cross-legged, and she flips Malakai off! Malakai laughs, but Cody rushes in to drag Malakai up and whip him to ropes! Malakai gets around for a crucifix into an IRON OCTOPUS! Cody stays standing but Malakai keeps pulling on his arm! Cody gets to ropes but Malakai sunset flips, TWO!
Cody hurries up, Malakai runs in but is thrown out to the ramp. Cody hits a DISASTER KICK! Malakai falls back onto the LED as fans actually boo the American Nightmare! Cody shrugs that off and climbs up top to LEAP, into a JUMPING KNEE! Both men crash down but Malakai grins as he sits up. Cody writhes and clutches his arm as AEW goes picture in picture.
Cody crawls into the ring but Malakai is right behind him. Malakai gets Cody up to throw body shots and fast hands, then stomp away on the legs. Malakai whips Cody to ropes to CLOBBER him with an elbow! Body scissor catch to a HEEL HOOK! Cody endures, drags himself over and gets the ROPEBREAK! Malakai lets off, watches Cody get to ropes, and stalks up behind him again. Malakai brings Cody around for EuroUppers but Cody throws forearms back. They brawl, Cody throws body shots, Malakai BOOTS him into the corner! Cody falls to the apron, the ref has Malakai back off, but Brandi helps Cody stay up and get into the ring as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Malakai has the legs. He manages a cover, ONE, and Cody pops Malakai through for a sunset! TWO!! Malakai is up, BLACK MASS!!! But it sends Cody flopping out of the ring! Malakai hurries to get Cody up but he’s dead weight! The ring count climbs, Malakai goes into the ring and lets this continue. The count is 6 of 10, Cody manages to stand at 7 and gets in at 8! Malakai covers, ROPEBREAK! Malakai is frustrated that positioning is what keeps Cody in this. Brandi and Arn coach Cody, Malakai runs but Cody follows! Cody CHOP BLOCKS Malakai, then run sin at the corner. Malakai dodges and comes back but Cody dodges so the knee hits buckles!
Cody grabs Malakai’s leg but Malakai ROCKS him with a right! Cody goes to the ramp side, Malakai hobbles over, but Cody gets the leg in the ropes for a DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Arn tells Cody to keep going and Cody runs at Malakai in the corner. Malakai boots but Cody blocks for a KNEE JAMMER! Cody fires up, CHOPS Malakai then brings him around, but Malakai back elbows free! Malakai KICKS Cody in the chest but that was his bad leg! Cody gets the dragon sleeper, Malakai spins out to waistlock but Cody switches to kick Malakai’s leg out. Cody aims from a corner, runs in but Malakai TOSSES him away! No bulldog for the Georgian here in NYC!
Cody crawls, Malakai lifts him up with his foot. Fans are thunderous but Cody gets the leg to spin Malakai. Malakai knees free of the sleeper, Cody dodges to CODY CUTTER!! Dragon sleeper, CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?!? Arn is shocked and is up on the apron to coach Cody up. Fans are fired up, Cody has Arn go to the other side but then Arn FALLS?! Arn isn’t good at moving around the ring like he used to be, and the ref is busy with Arn while Cody whips. Malakai reverses and Cody runs into Arn! Cody is stunned, Brandi checks on Arn, but Cody BOOTS Malakai out of the ring! Cody hurries outside, checks in with Arn a second but Arn says to care more about the match!
Cody hurries after Malakai, finds him in a gap between steps and ramp and drags him up. Cody gets Malakai in the ring, stomps him in the corner, then stands him up for fast hands. Cody keeps after Malakai, but the ref pulls him back. Cody shoves the ref away!? Cody’s temper is getting the better of him, and Malakai SPITS BLACK MIST!! Cradle, Malakai wins!!
Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall
Never turn your back on the House of Black! Brandi and Arn hurry to wash the mist out of Cody’s eyes, but will Cody finally see that he’s no longer on top of the world?
AEW looks closely at the coming TNT Championship showdown.
Sammy Guevara says, “Winning a match is one thing. But beating down a defenseless man after, that just ain’t right.” Fuego Del Sol lost both match and brand new car, and Miro decides to add insult to injury. Miro says he has been humiliating Sammy’s friends for weeks, so why only now does Sammy have the bravery to help? Maybe it’s because he saw everyone attacking the neck. Yes, Miro broke his neck in 2012, but his God fixed him and his wife nursed him back to health. Miro’s powerful body is theirs to control! God demands pain, she demands pleasure. Sometimes pain, too. But Sammy can keep coming after a weakness, but Miro will keep calm knowing he’s a fool.
Next week, live on Dynamite, God’s Favorite VS Spanish God! To celebrate, Sammy will get Fuego another new car. Will that promise come to fruition? Or will The Redeemer make Sammy into a false prophet?
Darby Allin & Sting VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!
The Relentless One and The Icon were called out by the rather delusional memory of the Pinnacle’s Horseman. Darby dealt with The Chair Man, but now he and Sting ride again to take on Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler! Will Tully make sure his young #LivingLegends make this more than a blast from the Stinger Man’s past?
The teams sort out, Darby starts with Dax and fans are fired up. Dax and Darby tie up, Dax powers Darby to the FTR corner and Cash tags in. Darby gets away and FTR watches Sting. Fans are fired up for Darby but he tags in Sting! Sting has special war paint for the occasion, but Dax tags in Cash. Cash and Sting tie up, Sting shoves Cash away to the ropes! Cash stays back as he circles with Sting, but Dax grabs at Sting’s shirt! Sting goes after Dax but Cash attacks from behind! FTR mugs Sting while Darby protests, and they get away with a double whip. Sting comes back to CLOBBER Cash, then he CLOBBERS Dax!
Sting fires off big hands on FTR, then scoop SLAMS Dax! Scoop SLAM for Cash, and fans are thunderous! Cash is in a corner, Sting runs in but Dax drags Cash out of harm’s way! The Stinger Splash hits buckles! Cash gets back in, puts Sting in the corner and tags Dax. FTR mugs Sting, the ref counts and they let off at 4. Dax snapmares, drops a leg, covers, TWO! Dax whips Sting to ropes, Sting dodges and ducks to RAM Dax down with a shoulder! Sting wobbles and falls, head first into Dax’s ax! Dax and Sting crawl, hot tags to Cash and Darby! Darby rallies on FTR, back body block for Dax and boots for Cash!
Darby rolls and runs back to SHOTGUN Cash into Dax! Then a two-for-one COFFIN SPLASH! Darby keeps moving, SPRINGBOARD COFFIN SPLASH! Both FTR members fall out of the ring, Darby goes up, SUPER COFFIN- NO! FTR catches then SLAMS Darby into the apron! FTR is in control as AEW goes picture in picture.
Cash drags Darby up to ROCK him with a EuroUpper! Then CHOPS him against the apron! Darby CHOPS back but Cash knees low! Cash goes into the ring to distract the ref so Dax can DECK Darby! Dax gets Darby up, puts him in the ring, Cash stays between Darby and Sting and stomps Darby down. Cash drags Darby up in a headlock and brings him towards the FTR corner, but Darby back suplexes free! Darby and Cash are both down but Cash powers past Darby to tag in Dax! Dax gets between Darby and Sting but Darby hops on for a CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Darby up to reel him in for a LARIAT! Dax admires the face paint on his arm and taunts Sting with it.
Dax drags Darby up, shoves him and catches him on the rebound for a cobra twist! Darby endures, Cash reaches out and FTR forms a chain for leverage! Sting protests, but this just distracts the ref! Cash “tags” in and puts Darby back in the cobra twist! Darby endures, the ref sees this and questions the tag. Tully defends FTR but the ref doesn’t believe him, so he has Dax and Cash switch again. Dax gets Darby but Darby turns cobra twist into inside cradle! But the ref is still busy arguing so he’s late to the count! TWO!! Dax gets Darby up to CLUB him down in the corner. Dax chokes Darby on the ropes, Tully brings out a rag, and AEW returns to single picture as Tully nods.
Darby fights free of FTR! He won’t let them wipe his face paint away again! Darby ROCKS Dax with forearm after forearm, then he elbows Cash down. Dax kicks low and ROCKS Darby with a EuroUpper! Dax whips Darby to a corner, runs in but Darby goes up and over! Cash gets in, Darby slides under while tripping Cash up! FTR regroups and they both catch Darby before he can make a tag! They toss Darby away, but he rolls under them, hot tag to the Icon! DOUBLE KNEE SMASH! Sting clotheslines Cash out, fires off on Dax, then whips Dax for a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fans chant “You Still Got It!” for Sting as he stands Dax back up, only for Dax to uppercut him out!
Dax and Cash coordinate as they drag Darby in! Darby isn’t the legal man but they want to finish him off! But Sting shoves Cash off the top rope! Dax lifts Darby, Darby fights the piledriver and Sting hits a CROSSBODY!! Cover, TWO!! Sting DECKS Cash off the apron, but Dax waistlocks! Sting bucks the O’Conner Roll but Cash HOTSHOTS Sting into a schoolboy! Cover, TWO!! Sting escapes and fans are fired up! Dax snarls but he slashes the throat and sticks out his tongue a la the Deadman. Dax gut wrenches but Sting fights to dragon sleeper! Darby goes up top, Cash trips him up! Cash clubs Darby, Sting throws Cash into the ring!
Sting whips Cash into Dax then DOUBLE STINGER SPLASH! Another whip to send Cash into the other corner, STING SPLASH! But Tully gives Dax a chair! Dax wedges the chair into the FTR corner while Sting gives Cash SCORPION DEATH DROP! Darby’s stuck in a Tree of Woe so he can’t help Sting as he fires up! Sting runs in, but Dax dodges! Sting stops himself in time and doesn’t hit the chair! Dax runs back in, but Sting RAMS him into the chair! Tully is shocked his plan backfired so masterfully! Sting DECKS Tully, rolls Dax, TWO!! Dax survives, but Sting gets him for a SCORPION DEATHLOCK!
Dax reaches out to Cash but Darby sits up on the corner! SUPER COFFIN DROP onto Cash!! Dax taps, Sting & Darby win!!
Winners: Sting & Darby Allin, by submission
Darby drags himself up into the ring to join Sting in celebrating this huge win! Will these relentless icons prove to be a force to be reckoned with in the AEW Tag Division?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Rebel & Jamie Hayter VS Ruby Soho!
Shots were fired on last week’s Rampage, but now it’s time to throw hands! Will we once again be reminded of why Dr. Britt Baker, DMD is the face of the AEW Women’s Division? Or will the Runaway make this main event one to remember with a walk-off?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Destination Unknown is here in NYC!
The fans rally and duel already as the two circle. They tie up, go around, and as Britt powers Ruby back, Ruby powers Britt back. Ruby gets a heel trip and dribbles Britt on the mat! Britt fights back up, Ruby headlocks but Britt throws body shots. Britt pops out the back, spins Ruby around and drags her down to grind the arm. Britt fish hooks and brings Ruby into a lateral press, ONE! Britt wrenches the arm, wristlocks, but Ruby stomps a foot and gets a waistlock. Britt resists the lift, Ruby shifts to a headlock, but Britt pulls hair to power out. Ruby runs Britt over, things speed up, and Ruby rolls to come back and whip. Britt reverses and redirects but Ruby dodges!
Ruby blocks a kick to KNEE Britt! Ruby wrenches but Britt gets to the ropes and bails out. Team Britt hurries over to check on her, but Ruby climbs up the corner! Ruby leaps to CROSSBODY Hayter and Rebel down! Britt got clear, of course, and she comes back with a SUPERKICK! Ruby wobbles on her feet but Britt puts her in the ring. Britt has Ruby on the apron for a DRAPING MAGIC SCREW! Fans are torn between cheers and jeers as they rally and duel, but AEW goes picture in picture.
Britt goes back out to fetch Ruby, giving her toying kicks before she picks Ruby up. Britt taunts Ruby’s faces as she makes them look at Ruby’s face. Britt bumps Ruby off the apron, shoves her inside and then reels her in for underhooks. BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Britt drags Ruby to a cover, TWO! Britt grows annoyed but she drags Ruby into a corner. Britt goes outside to bring Ruby to the post and PULLS on the arms! The post digs into Ruby’s shoulder while Britt digs her heel into Ruby’s face! The ref counts, Britt lets off to argue, but Britt goes back after Ruby in the ring. Britt stands on Ruby’s head and digs in her heel until the ref counts.
Ruby throws body shots but Britt CLUBS her down! Britt drags Ruby up, throws forearms, and has Ruby in a corner. Britt kicks Ruby down, stomps a mudhole in, but lets off as the ref counts again. Ruby gets up to throw more body shots but Britt whips Ruby hard into the corner. Britt takes a moment before she digs her palms into Ruby’s face! The ref counts, Britt lets off and brings Ruby around for a cravat. Britt has the neck wrench but she also throws in knees! Ruby flops over, Britt covers, TWO! Britt gets Ruby up, pie faces then whips her back into the corner, but Ruby elbows back! Britt CLUBS Ruby, grins as she goes corner to corner, but into another elbow!
AEW returns to single picture as Ruby goes up to give Britt DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Ruby goes side to side as fans fire up and she YAKUZA KICKS Britt! Then side to side again, another YAKUZA KICK! A THIRD YAKUZA KICK! Fans fire up as Britt staggers into Ruby’s ST- NO, Britt blocks the takedown but Ruby elbows Britt back. Britt wrenches to ROCK Ruby with a forearm, then she reels Ruby in. Ruby slips out of the fisherman to SAIDO! Britt flounders, fans fire up and Ruby SUPERKICKS back! Ruby runs, but Britt SUPERKICKS again! Both women are down and the fans are fired up while Team Britt panics!
A standing count begins, fans rally and duel again, and Hayter coaches Britt up. Britt sits up but flops back over. Ruby gets up and throws a forearm! And another! They stand, Britt forearms back! Ruby forearms again, Britt checks her chin and hits Ruby back. Fans fire up as Ruby fires off a headbutt and an uppercut, then an elbow and another headbutt! Ruby whips, Britt reverses to a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Britt rolls back with it to go for the Rings of Saturn but Ruby slips out to a waistlock! Britt stands, blocks the suplex with a headlock and throws punches. They go to ropes, Ruby powers out but Britt ducks to SLINGBLADE!
Rebel gets Britt her glove and The Doctor is ready to operate! Britt flips Ruby off before she CURB- NO! Ruby trips up the stomp to get a modified HALF CRAB! The angle is almost a kneebar but Britt kicks free! Ruby just gets both legs now, drags Britt around, and CATAPULTS Britt into buckles! Britt is dazed, Ruby ENZIGURIS her down! Britt is in the drop zone and Ruby climbs up! Fans are fired up again as Ruby STAGE DIVE SENTONS! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives and Ruby contains her frustration. Team Britt is there to coach her up but Ruby is after her with CHOPS! Ruby runs corner to corner but into a BOOT!
Ruby stays up, tries again, but Britt wrenches and spins for a SWINGING FISHERMAN NECKBREAKER! SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Britt is beside herself as Ruby survives. Hayter argues with fans as Britt goes to a corner. Britt’s giving a shoutout to her man but Ruby elbows her first! Ruby goes up from the outside but Team Britt says they can catch Britt on the suplex. Britt fights that off just in case, the two brawl on the corner, and Britt ROCKS Ruby! Ruby CLUBS back, fans fire up as they keep climbing, Britt gets Ruby for a SUPER AIR RAID CRASH!! Cover, TWO!?!? Ruby barely survives that one and no one can believe it!
Ruby flops out of the ring but Hater and Rebel flank her. Ruby can’t get away as Britt goes out and kicks, only for Ruby to block! But Britt STOMPS Ruby to the steps, then SUPERKICKS from above! The ref keeps her eyes on Hayter, but Britt runs in to CURB STOMP Ruby down!! Cover, TWO!?!? Ruby does it again and Britt is seething! Britt argues with Aubrey but Ruby rolls Britt up, TWO!! Britt’s grudge with Aubrey almost cost her and Ruby gets Britt’s arm! Wrench and NO FUTURE KICK!! But Rebel hurries up onto the apron to distract! Ruby gives her NO FUTURE! Hayter is on the other side, she baits Ruby in and HOTSHOTS her down!
Ruby staggers around and Britt drags her down into the Rings of Saturn! Then the LOCKJAW!! Ruby can’t do anything, she taps! Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
Ruby should’ve been reminded that Britt has back-up that always comes in handy! But now we’ll all have to hear about it again and again that Britt Baker, DMD, is still on top! Will anyone be able to get past the stacked deck that’s in Britt’s favor?
What an awesome night for AEW! I said it earlier, I’ll say it again for real, the perfect way to open was with the perfectly booked Omega VS Bryan. AEW has been saving up using time limit draws just for a moment like this and it was exactly what it needed to be. Omega was taking Bryan seriously, they gave us what already felt like a title match and yet there’s still a chance for more because it was just a draw. The Elite of course came out to protect their leader, and of course we got a quick brawl with Christian & Jurassic Express to hype up Rampage’s Six Man Tag. That match is also going to be great but I would think the Super Kliq finds a way to win so The Elite stays strong.
CM Punk had a good point in his promo, hard to follow Omega VS Bryan with anything. But his promo was a very good thing to go with because he got just as fired up as anybody hyping up his match with Hobbs. Punk is definitely winning his first televised match in seven years, but with Ricky Starks still having to settle things with Brian Cage, what is he supposed to do with Team Taz after? Is Hook even old enough to be signed as a wrestler? Is Taz going to come out of retirement for one night? Is Team Taz going to add someone new since they kicked out Brian Cage weeks ago? Kinda hoping on that last one, I’m sure someone who has been on Dark and Elevation would love to join Team Taz and feud with Punk.
MJF VS BPJ was great stuff, and I am more surprised Wardlow didn’t get involved. MJF instead picking on Julia makes sense, because he’s such a tool. I wouldn’t mind seeing this continue if MJF & Wardlow took on the Varsity Blonds in full. Jericho & Hager had a really good promo to call out Ethan & Scorpio, their match is going to be pretty good, but I feel like the Men of the Year have to win to keep this going. We also got a really good promo vignette from Sammy Guevara and Miro, and I am definitely expecting Miro to retain because his list of TNT Championship showdowns is still packed with great names. I mentioned Wardlow for Dark, but MJF could easily give us great story with Miro with the promo battles.
Cody VS Malakai was great stuff, and a lot of it went the way it should have. What was wild was the fans flipping the script and making Cody into the Heel. Cody might not want to “turn” Heel, but he could still cleverly be a Heel while not thinking of himself as the villain, hence the entire homage to Homelander from The Boys. I feel like Malakai should move on from Cody but maybe Cody can’t let this loss go because of the black mist. There’s still the anniversary show to plan something big for, and TNT advertised monster and horror movies for October so maybe there’s some corporate synergy in a No Disqualification match between these two.
Darby & Sting VS FTR was great stuff, and Sting really got going in this match. Darby just loves going off onto the apron, because I thought he was going to hit Dax on the inside with that Coffin Drop but instead goes after Cash. Sting and Darby win, they could start to make a case of being tag title contenders but then something happens and we see Darby want to pull away from Sting or even face Sting. That’d be quite the match but fans seem to really like the duo so who knows how it goes. And it was a great move that the title match of the night was the main event, Britt VS Ruby definitely worthy of that spot.
Britt VS Ruby bordered on PPV level, and Ruby got to show a lot, and Britt’s minions helping was to keep Ruby strong in her loss. Now AEW just has to get Thunder Rosa going so we can get that rematch for the anniversary show.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
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Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
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8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
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Talk the Kēki: Fall Premier
It is now time for the Fall premiere of Talk the Kēki! Join Mat and Ethan as they talk about...
Bandwagon Nerds #211: Villain Patrol
Patrick returns to the Bandwagon to recap the latest from Doom Patrol, watch epic trailers, and embrace Dave Filoni as...
Mitchell’s Hyrule Puro-Resu Results & Report! (11/23/23)
Hungry, hungrier, hungriest!
Bandwagon Nerds #210: He Who Reymains
The Bandwagon returns to the insanity of Doom Patrol, checks out all the latest trailers, and addresses some big Fantastic...
Hockey Talk- All The King’s Men 
Hockey Talk examines a surprising early season coaching change in Edmonton and takes a look at the 2023 Hall of...
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (12/2/23)
B Block, round 5!
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: Punk Survives The Series
On this week's show we recap Survivor Series and discuss the huge return of CM Punk to WWE TV. Not...
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (12/1/23)
SmackDown hears voices!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (12/1/23)
A Block, round 5!
DWI Podcast #405: Punk, Orton and Truth Walk into an Arena
Plenty to discuss this week on the podcast known as DWI with three huge returns at Survivor Series and an...
Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (11/30/23)
Who grabs golden tickets to Final Battle?
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (11/29/23)
B Block, round 4!